Sample records for improved mobility control

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

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    Bakshi, Bikram Singh

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) August 1996 Major Subject: Computer Science ABSTRACT Improving Performance of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) over Mobile Wireless Networks. (August 1996) Bikram Singli Balrshi, B. Tech. , Delhi Institute of Technology Chair of Advisory.... Explicit Bad State Notification (EBSN) . d. EBSN in Local-Area Wireless Networks . D. Results and Discussion 1. Wide-Area Wireless Networks . 2. Local-Area Wireless Networks SEAMLESS COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE WIRELESS NETWORKS A. Summary of Previous...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Automating Internal Control at a Coffee Cooperative using Mobile Phones Improves Efficiency and Accountability

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    Parikh, Tapan S.

    by capitalizing their quality advantage, sustainable growing practices and social impact. Many of these rely cooperatives monitor the growing practices of their members through internal control systems, ensuring for internal control at a coffee co- operative. Our goals were to improve the efficiency of this process

  5. Chemical systems for improved oil recovery: Phase behavior, oil recovery, and mobility control studies

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    Llave, F.; Gall, B.; Gao, H., Scott, L., Cook, I.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Selected surfactant systems containing a series of ethoxylated nonionic surfactants in combination with an anionic surfactant system have been studied to evaluate phase behavior as well as oil recovery potential. These experiments were conducted to evaluate possible improved phase behavior and overall oil recovery potential of mixed surfactant systems over a broad range of conditions. Both polyacrylamide polymers and Xanthan biopolymers were evaluated. Studies were initiated to use a chemical flooding simulation program, UTCHEM, to simulate oil recovery for laboratory and field applications and evaluate its use to simulate oil saturation distributions obtained in CT-monitoring of oil recovery experiments. The phase behavior studies focused on evaluating the effect of anionic-nonionic surfactant proportion on overall phase behavior. Two distinct transition behaviors were observed, depending on the dominant surfactant in the overall system. The first type of transition corresponded to more conventional behavior attributed to nonionic-dominant surfactant systems. This behavior is manifested by an oil-water-surfactant system that inverts from a water-external (highly conducting) microemulsion to an oil-external (nonconducting) one, as a function of temperature. The latter type which inverts in an opposite manner can be attributed to the separation of the anionic-nonionic mixtures into water- and oil-soluble surfactants. Both types of transition behavior can still be used to identify relative proximity to optimal areas. Determining these transition ranges provided more insight on how the behavior of these surfactant mixtures was affected by altering component proportions. Efforts to optimize the chemical system for oil displacement experiments were also undertaken. Phase behavior studies with systems formulated with biopolymer in solution were conducted.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Controlled mobility in sensor networks

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    Sugihara, Ryo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between speed control and job scheduling subproblems . . .K. Gupta. Speed control and scheduling of data mules inselection, Speed control, and Job scheduling) and addresses

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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...

  15. Tandem robot control system and method for controlling mobile robots in tandem

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A control system for controlling mobile robots provides a way to control mobile robots, connected in tandem with coupling devices, to navigate across difficult terrain or in closed spaces. The mobile robots can be controlled cooperatively as a coupled system in linked mode or controlled individually as separate robots.

  16. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Bacterial cooperation controlled by mobile

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    Rankin, Daniel

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR Bacterial cooperation controlled by mobile elements: kin selection online 27 July 2011 Genes involved in bacterial cooperation and virulence are overrepresented on mobile elements (Nogueira et al., 2009). This highlights the importance of gene mobility in bacterial social

  17. Advanced mobile networking, sensing, and controls.

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    Feddema, John Todd; Kilman, Dominique Marie; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Young, Joseph G.; Lewis, Christopher L.; Van Leeuwen, Brian P.; Robinett, Rush D. III; Harrington, John J.

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes an integrated approach for designing communication, sensing, and control systems for mobile distributed systems. Graph theoretic methods are used to analyze the input/output reachability and structural controllability and observability of a decentralized system. Embedded in each network node, this analysis will automatically reconfigure an ad hoc communication network for the sensing and control task at hand. The graph analysis can also be used to create the optimal communication flow control based upon the spatial distribution of the network nodes. Edge coloring algorithms tell us that the minimum number of time slots in a planar network is equal to either the maximum number of adjacent nodes (or degree) of the undirected graph plus some small number. Therefore, the more spread out that the nodes are, the fewer number of time slots are needed for communication, and the smaller the latency between nodes. In a coupled system, this results in a more responsive sensor network and control system. Network protocols are developed to propagate this information, and distributed algorithms are developed to automatically adjust the number of time slots available for communication. These protocols and algorithms must be extremely efficient and only updated as network nodes move. In addition, queuing theory is used to analyze the delay characteristics of Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) networks. This report documents the analysis, simulation, and implementation of these algorithms performed under this Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) effort.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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...

  1. Literature Review of Mobility Control Methods for CO2

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

    great insight and leadership in the areas of mobility and conformance control in gas and oil flooding, although much work remains to make the technology practical. This work was...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Application of Parallel Processing to Intelligent Control of Mobile Robots

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    Hu, Huosheng

    to meetfuture needs. Key words: Mobile Robots, Parallel Processing, Intelligent Control, Architecture. 1 to navigate its environment, build or update maps, plan and execute actions, and adapt its behaviour to envir requires multi-processorarchitectures to bear the burden of processing loads. Such computer architectures

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Graph-Theoretic Connectivity Control of Mobile

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    Pappas, George J.

    exploration, surveillance, and recon- naissance, to cooperative construction and manipulation. The success]­[23]. This research has given rise to connectivity or topology control algorithms that regulate the transmission power is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA (e

  11. Mobile monolithic polymer elements for flow control in microfluidic devices

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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)

    2005-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

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

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

    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...

  2. Determination, Control & Improvement of an SKA Radio

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    Ellingson, Steven W.

    SKA core sites were chosen in a sparsely populated part of South Africa, in the Northern Cape ProvinceDetermination, Control & Improvement of an SKA Radio Environment in South Africa Three potential -200 -150 -100 -50 0 Frequency spectrum 150 to 174 MHz Spectralpowerflux-density Agg Signal Kalahari

  3. Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic Shared Control

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic Shared Control Carlo for semi-autonomous path plan- ning for mobile robots that extends the classical paradigm of bilateral shape by controlling the motion of a finite number of control points. An autonomous algorithm corrects

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Improve corrosion control in refining processes

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    Kane, R.D.; Cayard, M.S. [CLI International, Houston, TX (United States)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New guidelines show how to control corrosion and environmental cracking of process equipment when processing feedstocks containing sulfur and/or naphthenic acids. To be cost competitive refiners must be able to process crudes of opportunity. These feedstocks when processed under high temperatures and pressures and alkaline conditions can cause brittle cracks and blisters in susceptible steel-fabricated equipment. Even with advances in steel metallurgy, wet H{sub 2}S cracking continues to be a problem. New research data shows that process conditions such as temperature, pH and flowrate are key factors in the corrosion process. Before selecting equipment material, operators must understand the corrosion mechanisms present within process conditions. Several case histories investigate the corrosion reactions found when refining naphthenic crudes and operating amine gas-sweetening systems. These examples show how to use process controls, inhibitors and/or metallurgy to control corrosion and environmental cracking, to improve material selection and to extend equipment service life.

  9. Project management improves well control events

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    Oberlender, G.D. [Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States); Abel, L.W. [Wild Well Control Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

    1995-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    During a well control operation, the efficient use of personnel and equipment, through good project management techniques, contributes to increased safety and ensures a quality project. The key to a successful blowout control project is to use all resources in the most efficient manner. Excessive use of resources leads to unnecessary expenditures and delays in bringing the project under control. The Kuwait well control project, which involved more than 700 blowouts, was accomplished in a much shorter time (8 months) than first estimated (5 years). This improvement partly resulted from the application of sound project management techniques. These projects were prime examples of the need for a formal project management approach to handling wild well projects. There are many examples of projects that were successful in controlling wells but were economic disasters. Only through the effective application of project management can complex well control projects be completed in reasonable time frames at reasonable cost. The paper describes team management, project scope, organizational structures, scheduling, tracking models, critical path method, and decision trees.

  10. Contextaware Control for Personalized Multiparty Sessions in Mobile Multihomed Systems

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    Pitsillides, Andreas

    Simoes Fraunhofer FOKUS KaiserinAugustaAllee, 31 10589 Berlin, Germany +493034637218 jose.simoes@fokus.fraunhofer services with innovative approaches such as contextaware, mobile, adaptable and interactive

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  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. 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

  16. 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

  17. User-controlled privacy for personal mobile data

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    Paradesi, Sharon M. (Sharon Myrtle), 1986-

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Smartphones collect a wide range of sensor data, ranging from the basic, such as location, accelerometer, and Bluetooth, to the more advanced, such as heart rate. Mobile apps on the Android and iOS platforms provide users ...

  18. Adaptive Control Parameters for Dispersal of Multi-Agent Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Swarms

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    Kurt Derr; Milos Manic

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mobile ad hoc network is a collection of independent nodes that communicate wirelessly with one another. This paper investigates nodes that are swarm robots with communications and sensing capabilities. Each robot in the swarm may operate in a distributed and decentralized manner to achieve some goal. This paper presents a novel approach to dynamically adapting control parameters to achieve mesh configuration stability. The presented approach to robot interaction is based on spring force laws (attraction and repulsion laws) to create near-optimal mesh like configurations. In prior work, we presented the extended virtual spring mesh (EVSM) algorithm for the dispersion of robot swarms. This paper extends the EVSM framework by providing the first known study on the effects of adaptive versus static control parameters on robot swarm stability. The EVSM algorithm provides the following novelties: 1) improved performance with adaptive control parameters and 2) accelerated convergence with high formation effectiveness. Simulation results show that 120 robots reach convergence using adaptive control parameters more than twice as fast as with static control parameters in a multiple obstacle environment.

  19. RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF BART TRAIN CONTROL

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    Turner, D.B.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Mobile Home Node: Improving Directory Cache Coherence Performance in NoCs via Exploitation of Producer-Consumer Relationships

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    Soni, Tarun

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    MOBILE HOME NODE: IMPROVING DIRECTORY CACHE COHERENCE PERFORMANCE IN NOCS VIA EXPLOITATION OF PRODUCER-CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS A Thesis by TARUN SONI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2010 Major Subject: Computer Engineering MOBILE HOME NODE: IMPROVING DIRECTORY CACHE COHERENCE PERFORMANCE IN NOCS VIA EXPLOITATION OF PRODUCER-CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS A Thesis by TARUN SONI...

  1. 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.

  2. 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,certain functions of the train controls that had previously2. BART vehicle automatic train control equipment. XBL 7810-

  3. Quest for Personal Control over Mobile Location Privacy Pradeep Khosla

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    Wu, Dapeng Oliver

    live and work, offering the promise of bringing us close to the holy grail of information technology to be utilized. Many efforts have been made to get it available, as one of the key services in the ubiquitous the architecture, there is a centralized location server, where a mobile user can register and submit her location

  4. Controlling a Mobile Robotic Hand by Learning Trajectory Velocities

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    Ward, Koren

    retrieving tennis balls during or after a practise session. To devise a mobile robot to perform such a task the configuration of the robot's body, wheels, hand and sensors to be taken into account when approaching target the behaviour arbitra- tion system difficult to design due to the unpredictable effect of emergent behaviours

  5. Energy efficient and fairness improved medium access scheduling algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks;.

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    Priakanth P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??In mobile ad hoc networks dynamically changing topologies are newlinethe direct result of the mobility of the nodes which characterize the ad hoc newlinenetworks Each… (more)

  6. 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 ...

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

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    Miller, Tyler

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    are known as monitoring and control respectively. The relationship between accurate monitoring and improved control and performance has been borne out in multiple research studies. Unfortunately, people's metacognitive judgments are far from perfect; for low...

  8. Dynamic Tracking Control of Uncertain Nonholonomic Mobile Robots

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    Guo, Yi

    control techniques. The proposed controller guarantees that the tracking error converges to a small ball containing the origin. The ball's radius can be adjusted by control parameters. Uncertainties in both There has been a growing interest in the design of feedback control laws for mechanical systems

  9. On the Use of Human Mobility Proxies for Modeling Epidemics

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    Tizzoni, Michele

    Human mobility is a key component of large-scale spatial-transmission models of infectious diseases. Correctly modeling and quantifying human mobility is critical for improving epidemic control, but may be hindered by data ...

  10. 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

    robots [7]. A robust fuzzy logic controller was devised for a robotic manipulator with uncertainties [8Dynamic 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

  11. Optimizing a Mobile Robot Control System using GPU Acceleration

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    Guinness, and Fred Martin University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA, US ABSTRACT This paper CPU on our custom robot platform. The process of profiling the ROS control program and selecting of Stark, consisting of the same chassis and sensor load-out. The primary control program for Stark

  12. Distributed Extremum Seeking and Cooperative Control for Mobile Communication

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    Ingram, Mary Ann

    ], and most recently smart grid [6]. However, most of the existing work on cooperative control generally with a communication performance metric and extremum-seeking algorithm, such that trade off between control of communication channel is expected. For instance, metrics of communication quality such as signal-to-noise ratio

  13. How Control Improvements Save Process Heater Fuel

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    Dukelow, S. G.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    such use can be expected. Process Heater Combustion Control Systems The recommended approach today differs only in detail from a combustion control system installed on a process heater in 1946 at Shell Oil Co., Wood River Refinery. In their 1948 paper... Net + 15% Excess Natural Gas 7.18 7.88 9.06 ., (l000 Btu) Refinery Gas 7.21 7.84 9.02 (l600 Btu) Fuel Oil No. 6 7.31 7.75 8.91 (18,000 Btu) Coal 7.56 7.79 8.96 (11,500 Btu) 184 ESL-IE-79-04-20 Proceedings from the First Industrial Energy...

  14. How intense quality control improves hydraulic fracturing

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    Ely, J.W. [Ely and Associates, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Not unlike the subject of Forced Closure, Intense Quality Control is probably misnamed. What actually is discussed in this article is pilot testing of the fracturing fluids actually pumped at in-situ conditions of temperature and shear. Presented here is development of the need for onsite testing, equipment used, shear and viscosity curves from several jobs showing what went wrong that would otherwise not have been known, and a discussion of borate gel fluids.

  15. Topology Control and Mobility Strategy for UAV Ad-hoc Networks: A Survey

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    Braun, Torsten

    Topology Control and Mobility Strategy for UAV Ad-hoc Networks: A Survey Zhongliang Zhao, Torsten and software are allowing the rapid development of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), capable of per fiber-reinforce plastic materials let UAVs become an aerial platform, that can be equipped

  16. Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled Mobile Robot

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    Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled is a dynamically stable mobile robot that moves on a single spherical wheel and is capable of omni- directional movement. The ballbot is an underactuated system with nonholonomic dynamic constraints. The authors propose

  17. Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile

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    Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile Robot. It actively balances and moves on a single wheel using closed loop feedback, making it dynamically stable it a good candidate for operating in human environments. Balancing on a ball allows Ballbot to be omni

  18. MBMS Handover Control for Efficient Multicasting in IP-Based 3G Mobile Networks

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    Pitsillides, Andreas

    ­ Handover Control in a cellular infrastructure aims to provide continuity of mobile services to a user the overall system capacity. With the introduction of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), for radio efficiency reasons, one cell can use either Common or Dedicated resources for the distribution of the same

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

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

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    Eagar, Thomas W.

    Abstract Welding Process Decoupling for Improved Control David E. Hardt Laboratory Arc Welding Process is characterized by many important process outputs, all of which should properties. This coupling arises form he three dimensional thermal diffusion processes inherent in welding

  3. Mobility control and scaleup for chemical flooding. Annual report, October 1981-September 1982

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    Pope, G.A.

    1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ongoing objectives of this project are: (1) to determine quantitatively the effects of dispersion, relative permeabilities, apparent viscosity and inaccessible pore volume on micellar/polymer flooding, and (2) to develop numerical simulators which incorporate these and other features of the process, so that mobility control design and scaleup of the micellar/polymer flooding process can be better accomplished. Section 2 of this report includes the results for capillary desaturation experiments for low tension fluids in Berea. These results show that some residual brine remains during microemulsion flooding even at the highest capillary number obtained in this experiment. Section 2 also includes more extensive results from the dispersion and relative permeability experiments. This section also includes data which extends the dispersion and relative permeability results from the case of two-phase flow to include initial results of three-phase flow at steady state. Section 3 is a complete description of our updated simulator. Section 4 describes and gives the results of an oil recovery experiment. Section 5 compares the results of this oil recovery experiment with our simulator. The agreement is the best obtained so far. Section 6 compares our simulator with a Sloss experiment reported by Gupta. Again, the agreement is good and demonstrates the capability of the improved simulator to account for the separation of alcohol and surfactant. Section 7 contains the results of several 2-D areal simulations involving new features of the 2-D simulator reported last year. Section 8 is a list of some of the major conclusions of this simulation research. Section 9 is an SPE paper combining the results of Senol with Walsh, a Ph.D. student of Lake and Schechter. Her polymer experiments were interpreted using Walsh's geochemical simulator. 133 references, 118 figures, 21 tables.

  4. 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)

  5. 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. The instrument incorporates...

  6. 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

  7. Enhanced IGCC regulatory control and coordinated plant-wide control strategies for improving power ramp rates

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    Mahapatra, P.; Zitney, S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of ongoing R&D activities at the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training & Research (AVESTAR™) Center, this paper highlights strategies for enhancing low-level regulatory control and system-wide coordinated control strategies implemented in a high-fidelity dynamic simulator for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant with carbon capture. The underlying IGCC plant dynamic model contains 20 major process areas, each of which is tightly integrated with the rest of the power plant, making individual functionally-independent processes prone to routine disturbances. Single-loop feedback control although adequate to meet the primary control objective for most processes, does not take into account in advance the effect of these disturbances, making the entire power plant undergo large offshoots and/or oscillations before the feedback action has an opportunity to impact control performance. In this paper, controller enhancements ranging from retuning feedback control loops, multiplicative feed-forward control and other control techniques such as split-range control, feedback trim and dynamic compensation, applicable on various subsections of the integrated IGCC plant, have been highlighted and improvements in control responses have been given. Compared to using classical feedback-based control structure, the enhanced IGCC regulatory control architecture reduces plant settling time and peak offshoots, achieves faster disturbance rejection, and promotes higher power ramp-rates. In addition, improvements in IGCC coordinated plant-wide control strategies for “Gasifier-Lead”, “GT-Lead” and “Plantwide” operation modes have been proposed and their responses compared. The paper is concluded with a brief discussion on the potential IGCC controller improvements resulting from using advanced process control, including model predictive control (MPC), as a supervisory control layer.

  8. 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.

  9. Control system and method for payload control in mobile platform cranes

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    Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM); Groom, Kenneth N. (Albuquerque, NM); Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM); Parker, Gordon G. (Houghton, MI)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A crane control system and method provides a way to generate crane commands responsive to a desired payload motion to achieve substantially pendulation-free actual payload motion. The control system and method apply a motion compensator to maintain a payload in a defined payload configuration relative to an inertial coordinate frame. The control system and method can further comprise a pendulation damper controller to reduce an amount of pendulation between a sensed payload configuration and the defined payload configuration. The control system and method can further comprise a command shaping filter to filter out a residual payload pendulation frequency from the desired payload motion.

  10. ALLIANCE: An architecture for fault tolerant, cooperative control of heterogeneous mobile robots

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    Parker, L.E.

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research addresses the problem of achieving fault tolerant cooperation within small- to medium-sized teams of heterogeneous mobile robots. The author describes a novel behavior-based, fully distributed architecture, called ALLIANCE, that utilizes adaptive action selection to achieve fault tolerant cooperative control in robot missions involving loosely coupled, largely independent tasks. The robots in this architecture possess a variety of high-level functions that they can perform during a mission, and must at all times select an appropriate action based on the requirements of the mission, the activities of other robots, the current environmental conditions, and their own internal states. Since such cooperative teams often work in dynamic and unpredictable environments, the software architecture allows the team members to respond robustly and reliably to unexpected environmental changes and modifications in the robot team that may occur due to mechanical failure, the learning of new skills, or the addition or removal of robots from the team by human intervention. After presenting ALLIANCE, the author describes in detail experimental results of an implementation of this architecture on a team of physical mobile robots performing a cooperative box pushing demonstration. These experiments illustrate the ability of ALLIANCE to achieve adaptive, fault-tolerant cooperative control amidst dynamic changes in the capabilities of the robot team.

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

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    by a micro controller (PAN = private area network). Based on the wireless standard of ZigBee, the network1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Self-configuring, Mobile Networks is able to independently establish networks even across huge distances, via multi-hopping. The modules act

  12. Improved Controls for Fusion RF Systems. Final technical report

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    Casey, Jeffrey A. [Rockfield Research Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We have addressed the specific requirements for the integrated systems controlling an array of klystrons used for Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD). The immediate goal for our design was to modernize the transmitter protection system (TPS) for LHCD on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (MIT-PSFC). Working with the Alcator C-Mod team, we have upgraded the design of these controls to retrofit for improvements in performance and safety, as well as to facilitate the upcoming expansion from 12 to 16 klystrons. The longer range goals to generalize the designs in such a way that they will be of benefit to other programs within the international fusion effort was met by designing a system which was flexible enough to address all the MIT system requirements, and modular enough to adapt to a large variety of other requirements with minimal reconfiguration.

  13. Study of CO2 Mobility Control Using Cross-linked Gel Conformance Control and CO2 Viscosifiers in Heterogeneous Media

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    Cai, Shuzong

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    result, early gas breakthrough has been a very common problem in CO2-related projects, reducing the overall sweep efficiency of CO2 flooding. This research aims at improving the CO2 flood efficiency using cross-linked gel conformance control and CO2...

  14. 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.

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. State Transition, Balancing, Station Keeping, and Yaw Control for a Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheel Mobile Robot

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    with a four-motor inverse mouse- ball drive, yaw drive, leg drive, control system, and results including present the results and conclusions. II. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A. Four-Motor Inverse Mouse-Ball Drive Spherical Wheel Mobile Robot Umashankar Nagarajan, Anish Mampetta, George A. Kantor and Ralph L. Hollis

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Optimal Offloading Control for a Mobile Device Based on a Realistic Battery Model and

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    Pedram, Massoud

    applications are offloaded from the local device to the cloud for higher energy efficiency. The portion of the mobile device can choose from multiple modulation schemes and bit rates. The power consumptions/O ports, are also accounted for through capturing their correlation with the mobile processor and RF

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    position of the terminal boxes. This method is called air volume control logic. Under this control logic, terminal box airflow requirements are met with reduced static pressure. Fan power consumption is minimized. However, the actual system performance also...

  6. Some improvements of fuzzy logic controllers with applications.

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    Zhang, Shanshan (???)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??As one of the well-known intelligent control methods, fuzzy logic control has prominent advantage to be model-free in its design and applications. Although relatively mature… (more)

  7. 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.

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

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    instrumentation: Improved Design of Nuclear Reactor Control System Developed at: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) Developed...

  9. 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.

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

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    Morrison, T. A.; Laflamme, D.

    acetylene content as well as total C]'s. A deadtime compensated PID algorithm sets the target for the reboiler steam flow controller to maintain the target concentration. The steam flow is also adjusted by moves from a feedforward controller... content increased. This also allows the rectifier to run cooler. RESULTS The advanced computer control strategies have improved product quality, increased column capacity and improved energy efficiency. The composition controls maintain operations...

  11. 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

    This paper demonstrates the benefits of optimal control in well-designed and operated buildings using a case study. The case study building was built in 2001. The HVAC and control systems have been installed with state-of-the-art equipment which...

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Improving City Mobility through Gridlock Control: an Approach and Some Ideas

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    Daganzo, Carlos F.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2. Smart parking 3. Green logistics 4. Self-organizing busof research topic 4.1. A.3 Green logistics Problem: Freightto better choose a green-logistics structure. Rationale:

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Advanced regulatory control and coordinated plant-wide control strategies for IGCC targeted towards improving power ramp-rates

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    Mahapatra, P.; Zitney, S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of ongoing R&D activities at the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training & Research (AVESTAR™) Center, this paper highlights strategies for enhancing low-level regulatory control and system-wide coordinated control strategies implemented in a high-fidelity dynamic simulator for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant with carbon capture. The underlying IGCC plant dynamic model contains 20 major process areas, each of which is tightly integrated with the rest of the power plant, making individual functionally-independent processes prone to routine disturbances. Single-loop feedback control although adequate to meet the primary control objective for most processes, does not take into account in advance the effect of these disturbances, making the entire power plant undergo large offshoots and/or oscillations before the feedback action has an opportunity to impact control performance. In this paper, controller enhancements ranging from retuning feedback control loops, multiplicative feed-forward control and other control techniques such as split-range control, feedback trim and dynamic compensation, applicable on various subsections of the integrated IGCC plant, have been highlighted and improvements in control responses have been given. Compared to using classical feedback-based control structure, the enhanced IGCC regulatory control architecture reduces plant settling time and peak offshoots, achieves faster disturbance rejection, and promotes higher power ramp-rates. In addition, improvements in IGCC coordinated plant-wide control strategies for “Gasifier-Lead”, “GT-Lead” and “Plantwide” operation modes have been proposed and their responses compared. The paper is concluded with a brief discussion on the potential IGCC controller improvements resulting from using advanced process control, including model predictive control (MPC), as a supervisory control layer.

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

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    McGehee, Michael

    Ă?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

  19. Improve Boiler System Operations- Application of Statistical Process Control

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    Scarr, D.; Shea, D.

    FOR IMPROVEMENT SURVEY CUSTOMERS2. 3. SELECT PROJECT AGREE UPON REOUREMENTS4. WITH CUSTOMERS 5. DIAGRAM PROCESS FLOW 6. ANAlYSIS OF CAUSE & EFFECT 7. DEFINE PROCESS MEASURES 8. COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ON MEASURES 9. NPLEMENT CORRECTIVE ACTION 10. MONTOR...

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

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    stability · Turbulence conditioning and boundary layer trimming in nozzle dramatically improves jet quality UC Berkeley data Re = 100,000 L/D = 44 Re = 75,000 L/D = 44 w/ conditioning w/o conditioning #12 Preserving Heat in the Air Temperature Rise in the Air Earth I.R.:Infra Red I.R. Absorption Sun Air I

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Continuous-time model reference adaptive control with improved transient performance

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    Ho, Ming-Tzu

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . 10 3. 1. Introduction . . 3. 2. Performance of a Standard MRAC Scheme. . . . . . . . . 3. 3. Performance Improvement as Input Disturbance Rejection 3. 4. A Modified MRAC Scheme for Improved Transient Per- formance . 3. 5. Example and Simulations... 10 13 16 21 24 IV MODEL REFERENCE ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF RIGID ROBOTS WITH IMPROVED TRANSIENT PERFORMANCE 27 4. 1. Introduction 4. 2. Performance of a Standard MRAC Scheme for a Robotic Manipulator . 4. 3. Performance Improvement as Input...

  4. Quantum effects improve the energy efficiency of feedback control

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    Jordan M. Horowitz; Kurt Jacobs

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The laws of thermodynamics apply equally well to quantum systems as to classical systems, and because of this quantum effects do not change the fundamental thermodynamic efficiency of isothermal refrigerators or engines. We show that, despite this fact, quantum mechanics permits measurement-based feedback control protocols that are more thermodynamically efficient than their classical counterparts. As part of our analysis we perform a detailed accounting of the thermodynamics of unitary feedback control, and elucidate the sources of inefficiency in measurement-based and coherent feedback.

  5. Fuzzy logic in process control: A new fuzzy logic controller and an improved fuzzy-internal model controller.

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    GarcĂ­a Z., Yohn E

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Two fuzzy controllers are presented. A fuzzy controller with intermediate variable designed for cascade control purposes is presented as the FCIV controller. An intermediate variable… (more)

  6. 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...

  7. Using market schedules to improve secondary control design

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    , and by a different generation mix with higher ratio of renewable energy, e.g., wind farms or solar panels Price-based Control of Electrical Power Systems (E-Price), www.e-price-project.eu. 20 21 22 23 -0.04 -0

  8. IMPROVING THE ROBUSTNESS OF FUZZY LOGIC ATM ABR RATE CONTROL FOR LARGE ROUND TRIP TIMES

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    Andrew, Lachlan

    IMPROVING THE ROBUSTNESS OF FUZZY LOGIC ATM ABR RATE CONTROL FOR LARGE ROUND TRIP TIMES Lachlan L in the presence of a large round trip time (RTT). A simple fuzzy logic controller was recently shown to perform. In recent years, fuzzy logic [4,5] has shown promise in the control of complex systems, and several fuzzy

  9. MOBILE SENSING 1 MOBILE SENSING

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    MOBILE SENSING 1 MOBILE SENSING ! ! Parham Aarabi #12;MOBILE SENSING 2 20 years of sensing research #12;MOBILE SENSING 3 Low Likelihood High Likelihood #12;MOBILE SENSING 4 Image Courtesy of Apple Inc. #12;MOBILE SENSING 5 What can we do with all the sensors on our mobile devices? #12;MOBILE SENSING 6

  10. 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. ...

  11. Adaptive Control to Improve Low Temperature Diesel Engine Combustion |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up fromDepartment of Energy 601DepartmentContract.4Department of Energy Control

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model

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    Kundu, Sukhamay

    Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model Hai Hu, Chang@buaa.edu.cn Abstract Adaptive software testing is the counterpart of adaptive control in software testing. It means that software testing strategy should be adjusted on- line by using the testing data collected during software

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Control of household refrigerators. Part 2: Alternate control approaches for improving temperature performance and reducing energy use

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    Graviss, K.J.; Collins, R.L.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Part 1 it was shown that conventional control of household refrigerators is achieved by regulating the distribution of air in the freezer compartment to all other parts of the plant. In Part 2 three alternative approaches to the conventional control of a top-mount refrigerator are presented: variable temperature bandwidths, uncoupled compressor and evaporator fan, and the combination of these two. These allowed the plant to achieve near-ideal control with respect to improved temperature performance in each compartment. Automatic airflow dampers were used with the dual controllers to independently regulate refrigerator compartment temperature. Plant performance was simulated using a model that computes the refrigerant and airflow systems behavior. Together, these alternate configurations and approaches define new control algorithms that reveal the plant's optimal control model for improving performance and energy usage relative to conventional controllers. Results based on model simulations are dependent upon the model's accuracy and validity. However, the model validation studies cited here, though limited in scope, do show agreement between simulation and experimental data for the ambient temperatures and thermal load conditions considered. This suggests that these model results are reasonable, and representative of actual plant behavior under these conditions and configurations for a top-mount style refrigerator plant.

  1. 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

  2. Recent improvements to the DIII-D neutral beam instrumentation and control system

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    Kellman, D.H.; Hong, R.

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The DIII-D neutral beam (NB) instrumentation and control (I and C) system provides for operational control and synchronization of the eight DIII-D neutral beam injection systems, as well as for pertinent data acquisition and safety interlocking. Recently, improvements were made to the I and C system. With the replacement of the NB control computers, new signal interfacing was required to accommodate the elimination of physical operator panels, in favor of graphical user interface control pages on computer terminal screens. The program in the mode control (MC) programmable logic controller (PLC), which serves as a logic-processing interface between the NB control computers and system hardware, was modified to improve the availability of NB heating of DIII-D plasmas in the event that one or more individual beam systems suddenly become unavailable while preparing for a tokamak experimental shot sequences. An upgraded computer platform was adopted for the NB control system operator interface and new graphical user interface pages were developed to more efficiently display system status data. A failure mode of the armor tile infrared thermometers (pyrometers), which serve to terminate beam pulsing if beam shine-through overheats wall thermal shielding inside the DIII-D tokamak, was characterized such that impending failures can be detected and repairs effected to mitigate beam system down-time. The hardware that controls gas flow to the beamline neutralizer cells was upgraded to reduce susceptibility to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and interlocking was provided to terminate beam pulsing in the event of insufficient neutralizer gas flow. Motivation, implementation, and results of these improvements are presented.

  3. Distributed Battery Control to Improve Peak Power Shaving Efficiency in Data Centers

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    Simunic, Tajana

    Rack PDU BackupMain Bus-type power network Utility Diesel Generator ATS PDU Server Rack Server RackDistributed Battery Control to Improve Peak Power Shaving Efficiency in Data Centers Baris Aksanli, Eddie Pettis and Tajana S. Rosing UCSD, Google Stored energy in batteries can be used to cap peak power

  4. 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

  5. Thermal Control Techniques for Improved DT Layering of Indirect Drive IFE Targets

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    Tillack, Mark

    Thermal Control Techniques for Improved DT Layering of Indirect Drive IFE Targets J. E. Pulsifer, M while they are being staged for feeding to the injection system. Successful layering requires the filled capsule depends upon the thermal properties of the tube material, the capsule material

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. Mobile Computing/Mobile Computing/Mobile Computing/Mobile Computing/ Mobile NetworksMobile NetworksMobile NetworksMobile Networks

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    Yu, Chansu

    Mobile Computing/Mobile Computing/Mobile Computing/Mobile Computing/ Mobile NetworksMobile NetworksMobile NetworksMobile Networks Mobile IP Prof. Chansu Yu 2 Contents IP for Wired Network Mobile IP Overview Basic Mobile IP Agent Discovery Registration Tunneling Route Optimization Current Topics #12;3 Simplified

  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. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  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. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. Improvement of photovoltaic pumping systems based on standard frequency converters by means of programmable logic controllers

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    Fernandez-Ramos, Jose [Departamento de Electronica, Universidad de Malaga, Complejo Tecnologico de Teatinos (2.2.39), 29071 Malaga (Spain); Narvarte-Fernandez, Luis; Poza-Saura, Fernando [Instituto de Energia Solar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (IES-UPM), Avenida Complutense s/n (204), 28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Photovoltaic pumping systems (PVPS) based on standard frequency converters (SFCs) are currently experiencing a growing interest in pumping programmes implemented in remote areas because of their high performance in terms of component reliability, low cost, high power range and good availability of components virtually anywhere in the world. However, in practical applications there have appeared a number of problems related to the adaptation of the SFCs to the requirements of the photovoltaic pumping systems (PVPS). Another disadvantage of dedicated PVPS is the difficulty in implementing maximum power point tracking (MPPT). This paper shows that these problems can be solved through the addition of a basic industrial programmable logic controller (PLC) to the system. This PLC does not increase the cost and complexity of the system, but improves the adaptation of the SFC to the photovoltaic pumping system, and increases the overall performance of the system. (author)

  2. Reinventing Mobile Community Computing and Communication

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Reinventing Mobile Community Computing and Communication (Position Paper) Yann Busnel, Nuno Cruz, smartphones and mobile applications spread like wildfire and dramatically improved aspects of our professional and mostly provide mobile versions of online Internet services or arcade games. With the exception of simple

  3. Commercial Mobile Radio Service (WRI CMRS)

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    Commercial Mobile Radio Service (WRI ­ CMRS) Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor · Improved safety of CMVs and their operation · Reductions in accidents · Increased productivity and mobility · CMRS ­ Commercial Mobile Radio Services · Includes telematics devices (such as electronic on

  4. Mobile IPMobile IP Mobile IPMobile IP

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    Yeom, Ikjun

    Mobile IPMobile IP #12;2 Mobile IPMobile IP · How do we support mobile users whose point of attachment to the network changes dynamically? #12;3 Mobile IPMobile IP · The goal of Mobile IP is to allow connectivity automatically, despite the change. · While Mobile IP can work with wired connections, where you

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Mobile OFDM communications

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    Wang, Tiejun

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    G. L. Stuber, Principles of Mobile Communications, Kluweranalysis of OFDM in a mobile environment,” VehicularA statistical theory of mobile radio reception,” Bell Syst.

  9. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance

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    Wray, Craig; Wray, Craig P.; Sherman, Max H.; Walker, I.S.; Dickerhoff, D.J.; Federspiel, C.C.

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of air-handling systems in buildings needs to be improved. Many of the deficiencies result from myths and lore and a lack of understanding about the non-linear physical principles embedded in the associated technologies. By incorporating these principles, a few important efforts related to diagnostics and controls have already begun to solve some of the problems. This paper illustrates three novel solutions: one rapidly assesses duct leakage, the second configures ad hoc duct-static-pressure reset strategies, and the third identifies useful intermittent ventilation strategies. By highlighting these efforts, this paper seeks to stimulate new research and technology developments that could further improve air-handling systems.

  10. 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

    Deposit Control for Reverse Osmosis Systems , Technicalon Colloidal Fouling in Reverse Osmosis and NanofiltrationSiO 2 ) Scaling for Reverse Osmosis , ASTM Designation D

  11. 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.

  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

    , 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...

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

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    Martensson, A.

    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... of process studied, as a result of approach using steel reheating furnaces as a case study. investments in information technology; it is also concluded that The steel industry is a large user of energy: in Sweden it used such investments are cost...

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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,

  17. 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

  18. Safety-factor profile tailoring by improved electron cyclotron system for sawtooth control and reverse shear scenarios in ITER

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    Zucca, C.; Sauter, O.; Fable, E. [Ecole Polytechnique Federate de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association EURATOM-Confederation Suisse, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Henderson, M. A.; Polevoi, A. [ITER Organization, CHD Dpt, CEN Cadarache 519/007, 13108 Saint-Paul-les-Durance (France); Farina, D.; Ramponi, G. [Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, EURATOM-Enea-CNR Association, Milano (Italy); Saibene, G. [Fusion for Energy, c/Josep Pla, 08019 Barcelona (Spain); Zohm, H. [Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik IPP-EURATOM Association, Garching (Germany)

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of the predicted local electron cyclotron current driven by the optimized electron cyclotron system on ITER is discussed. A design variant was recently proposed to enlarge the physics program covered by the upper and equatorial launchers. By extending the functionality range of the upper launcher, significant control capabilities of the sawtooth period can be obtained. The upper launcher improvement still allows enough margin to exceed the requirements for neoclassical tearing mode stabilization, for which it was originally designed. The analysis of the sawtooth control is carried on with the ASTRA transport code, coupled with the threshold model by Por-celli, to study the control capabilities of the improved upper launcher on the sawtooth instability. The simulations take into account the significant stabilizing effect of the fusion alpha particles. The sawtooth period can be increased by a factor of 1.5 with co-ECCD outside the q = 1 surface, and decreased by at least 30% with co-ECCD inside q = 1. The present ITER base-line design has the electron cyclotron launchers providing only co-ECCD. The variant for the equatorial launcher proposes the possibility to drive counter-ECCD with 1 of the 3 rows of mirrors: the counter-ECCD can then be balanced with co-ECCD and provide pure ECH with no net driven current. The difference between full co-ECCD off-axis using all 20MW from the equatorial launcher and 20MW co-ECCD driven by 2/3 from the equatorial launcher and 1/3 from the upper launcher is shown to be negligible. Cnt-ECCD also offers greater control of the plasma current density, therefore this analysis addresses the performance of the equatorial launcher to control the central q profile. The equatorial launcher is shown to control very efficiently the value of q{sub 0.2}-q{sub min} in advanced scenarios, if one row provides counter-ECCD.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. Comparative Analysis of Control Techniques for Efficiency Improvement in Electric Vehicles

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    -SVM scheme is the best candidate. Keywords--Electric vehicle, induction motor, efficiency, field oriented. In fact, the motor drive, comprising of the electric motor, power converter, and electronic controller by the driver. Many researches [2-3] have demonstrated the induction motor is one of the right electric motor

  2. A novel school-based intervention to improve nutrition knowledge in children: cluster randomised controlled trial

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    Lakshman, Rajalakshmi R; Sharp, Stephen J; Ong, Ken K; Forouhi, Nita G

    2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    control schools (comprising 1133 children) completed the trial. The main reason for non-completion was time pressure of the school curriculum. Mean total nutrition knowledge score increased by 1.1 in intervention (baseline to follow-up: 28.3 to 29.2) and 0...

  3. INTRODUCTION Future mobile communication systems will con-

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    . In future mobile networks, wherein multiple types of cells (e.g., macro, micro, pico, and even femto, including network operator, vendor, access provider, ser- vice provider, software developer, contentS) of mobile networks have been greatly improved. New wireless service models and applications have been

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

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    Frear, Darrel R. (Albuquerque, NM); Michael, Joseph R. (Albuquerque, NM); Romig, Jr., Alton D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.degree. C. to 300.degree. 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.degree. C. and 300.degree. 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. 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.

  6. 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recovery challenge fundProject8Mistakes to Avoid Mistakes to AvoidMo YearMobile

  7. Research Network E-Mobility Research Network

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    -Mobility Research Network Energy Storage Drive Train Vehicle System Technology (Electrics & Electronics) Materials Chair: ELECTRICAL DRIVES 1. Energy Efficient Electric Drives Improvement of low load efficiency School of Process Science School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School of Mechanical

  8. Improved process control through real-time measurement of mineral content

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    Turler, Daniel; Karaca, Murat; Davis, William B.; Giauque, Robert D.; Hopkins, Deborah

    2001-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In a highly collaborative research and development project with mining and university partners, sensors and data-analysis tools are being developed for rock-mass characterization and real-time measurement of mineral content. Determining mineralogy prior to mucking in an open-pit mine is important for routing the material to the appropriate processing stream. A possible alternative to lab assay of dust and cuttings obtained from drill holes is continuous on-line sampling and real-time x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy. Results presented demonstrate that statistical analyses combined with XRF data can be employed to identify minerals and, possibly, different rock types. The objective is to create a detailed three-dimensional mineralogical map in real time that would improve downstream process efficiency.

  9. Controlling SEI Formation on SnSb-Porous Carbon Nanofibers for Improved Na

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed New SubstationCleanCommunity2Workshops01Controlling Graphene's

  10. Controlled mobility in sensor networks

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    Sugihara, Ryo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    K. Gupta. Optimizing energy-latency trade- o? in sensoras “Optimizing Energy-Latency Trade-o? in Sensor NetworksK. Gupta, “Optimizing Energy-Latency Trade-o? in Sensor

  11. Controlled mobility in sensor networks

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    Sugihara, Ryo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    high altitudes [LCD03], long-term glacial movement [MHO04], temperature and humidity in the forest [BRY + 04, TPS

  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. 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.

  14. Mobile Media Poetics

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    Raley, Rita

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J.L. and Sey, A. 2007. Mobile Communication and Society: AG. 2006. Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in EverydayPortable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life, Ito,

  15. 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.

  16. COLLINS, KELLY ALYSSA. A Field Evaluation of Four Types of Permeable Pavement with Respect to Water Quality Improvement and Flood Control. (Under the direction of

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    Hunt, William F.

    to Water Quality Improvement and Flood Control. (Under the direction of Dr.William F. Hunt.) In North were compared to permeable pavement exfiltrate quality for pH and concentrations of total nitrogen (TN capabilities in reducing runoff, but are not credited for improving water quality. To further test

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. New process modeling [sic], design, and control strategies for energy efficiency, high product quality, and improved productivity in the process industries. Final project report

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    Ray, W. Harmon

    2002-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was concerned with the development of process design and control strategies for improving energy efficiency, product quality, and productivity in the process industries. In particular, (i) the resilient design and control of chemical reactors, and (ii) the operation of complex processing systems, was investigated. Specific topics studied included new process modeling procedures, nonlinear controller designs, and control strategies for multiunit integrated processes. Both fundamental and immediately applicable results were obtained. The new design and operation results from this project were incorporated into computer-aided design software and disseminated to industry. The principles and design procedures have found their way into industrial practice.

  1. Technological developments to improve combustion efficiency and pollution control in coal-fired power stations in Japan

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    Miyasaka, Tadahisa

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1975, approximately 60 percent of all power generating facilities in Japan were oil fired. The oil crisis in the 1970s, however, led Japanese power utilities to utilize alternatives to oil as energy sources, including nuclear power, coal, LNG, and others. As a result, by 1990, the percentage of oil-fired power generation facilities had declined to approximately 31 percent. On the other hand, coal-fired power generation, which accounted for 5.7 percent of all facilities in 1975, increased its share to 7.5 percent in 1990 and is anticipated to expand further to 13 percent by the year 2000. In order to increase the utilization of coal-fired power generation facilities in Japan, it is necessary to work out thorough measures to protect the environment, mainly to control air pollution. The technologies that are able to do this are already available. The second issue is how to improve efficiency. In this chapter, I would like to introduce technological developments that improve efficiency and that protect the environment which have been implemented in coal-fired power stations in Japan. Examples of the former, include the atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) boiler, the pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) boiler, and the ultra super-critical (USC) steam condition turbine, and an example of the latter is the dry deSOx/deNOx. Although details are not provided in this paper, there are also ongoing projects focusing on the development of technology for integrated gasification combined cycle generation, fuel cells and other systems undertaken by the government, i.e., the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), which is committed to the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ion mobility sensor system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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.

  6. Autonomous Virtual Mobile Nodes

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dolev, Shlomi

    2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a new abstraction for virtual infrastructure in mobile ad hoc networks. An AutonomousVirtual Mobile Node (AVMN) is a robust and reliable entity that is designed to cope with theinherent difficulties ...

  7. Platform leadership through system interfaces : a study of application programming interfaces for mobile operating systems

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    Mandala, Ashok Chakravarthy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Smart Mobile device industry is witnessing rapid growth with the increased convergence of voice-centric mobile phones and data-centric personal digital assistant systems. Improving capabilities in device hardware have ...

  8. 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

  9. Mobile Conference Connection Conferencing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mobile Conference Connection Conferencing · Help increase productivity while out of the office-mail meeting invitations from your mobile device · Access to "Click to Join" features · Initiate an Instant or other mobile devices can provide a quick and efficient means to respond to work demands. But, what

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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.

  15. Rendering of Environmental Force Feedback in Mobile Robot Teleoperation based on Fuzzy Logic

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    Ryu, Jee-Hwan

    . Remote control of mobile robot with force reflection and fuzzy logic based velocity control was presentedRendering of Environmental Force Feedback in Mobile Robot Teleoperation based on Fuzzy Logic Ildar force feedback in mobile robot teleoperation based on fuzzy logic is presented. To ensure safety

  16. 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)...

  17. Performance analysis of distributed time division multiple access protocols in mobile ad hoc environments

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    Dastangoo, Siamak

    Tactical wireless mobile ad hoc networks rely upon distributed medium access control (MAC) protocols for coordination and assignment of channel resources among dispersed and mobile users. One such protocol is the distributed ...

  18. 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.

  19. Ad Hoc Mobile Networking and General Mobility Issues Ramon Lawrence

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    Lawrence, Ramon

    Ad Hoc Mobile Networking and General Mobility Issues Ramon Lawrence Department of Computer Science of networking and mobility come many interesting opportunities and difficult problems. Mobile computing allows around in the environment. Unfortunately, to support this mobility places several restrictive restraints

  20. 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 ...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. BUILDING MOBILE EXPERIENCES Frank Bentley

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    Glinz, Martin

    BUILDING MOBILE EXPERIENCES Frank Bentley Principal Staff Research Scientist Motorola Mobility of teaching mobile apps class at MIT ! Strong believer in user-inspired innovation ! Have brought several new? ! Investigating the interaction between people and mobile computing devices ! Creating compelling mobile

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. NetInf Mobile Node Architecture and Mobility Management based on LISP Mobile Node

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    NetInf Mobile Node Architecture and Mobility Management based on LISP Mobile Node Muhammad Shoaib an architecture for Network of Information mobile node (NetInf MN). It bears characteristics and features of basic a virtual node layer for mobility management in the Network of Information. Therefore, by adopting

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

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    Rubinstein, Benjamin

    Jebeile. The Mobile Subject Assistant THE MOBILE SUBJECT ASSISTANT: A MOBILE COURSE TOOL of Wollongong ABSTRACT: The rapid adoption rate of mobile phones coupled with advancements in supporting technologies suggests mobile phones may now be a viable tool for classroom use. In this paper we introduce

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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...

  12. SURFACTANT - POLYMER INTERACTION FOR IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    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.

  13. Enhancing mobile browsing and reading

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    Yu, Chen-Hsiang

    Although the web browser has become a standard interface for information access on the Web, the mobile web browser on the smartphone does not hold the same interest to mobile users. A survey with 11 mobile users shows that ...

  14. Mobile Malware Propagation and Defense

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    Zyba, Gjergji

    5.2 Scanner errors in mobile data . . . . . . . . 5.2.113th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing andGao. An Epidemic Model of Mobile Phone Virus. In Proceedings

  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 money" services permit

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    Loudon, Catherine

    "Mobile money" services permit cell phone users to send small amounts of money via text message to their friends and relatives. There are over 90 mobile money services in the world today, mainly in emergingTure oF Money october 2012 - April 2013 Muriel Ansley reynolds exhibit GAllery For the full exhibit checklist

  17. NISTIR 7617 Mobile Forensic

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    NISTIR 7617 Mobile Forensic Reference Materials: AMethodologyandReification WayneJansen AurélienDelaitre i #12;Mobile Forensic Reference Materials: A Methodology and Reification Wayne Jansen Aurélien of forensic tools. It describes an application and data set developed to populate identity modules

  18. Eye-Gaze Interaction for Mobile Phones Heiko Drewes

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

  19. March 29, 2007 Mobile Source Air Toxics Analysis

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    Minnesota, University of

    , 6 were identified as significant contributors to national emissions of hazardous air pollutants EPA Mobile Source Air Toxics Rules March 2001 rule relied on existing control programs (Tier 2March 29, 2007 Mobile Source Air Toxics Analysis for FHWA Projects Jeff Houk FHWA Resource Center

  20. 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...

  1. Mobile autonomous robotic apparatus for radiologic characterization

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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.

  2. Mobile autonomous robotic apparatus for radiologic characterization

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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.

  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. Energy-Saving Control of Single-Rod Hydraulic Cylinders with Programmable Valves and Improved Working Mode Selection

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yao, Bin

    such as the bulk modulus change drastically with changing oil temperature and component wear. In the case-in and meter-out orifices are mechanically linked together in a typical directional control valve-out orifices is well known and has been used in heavy industrial applications for several ye

  6. A Fuzzy-Based Strategy to Improve Control Reconfiguration Performance of a Sensor Fault-Tolerant Induction Motor Propulsion

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    recovery in the Electric (EV) or Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) induction motor drive. To achieve this goal-ref · Fault Tolerant Controller HybridHybrid ElectricElectric VehicleVehicle Induction Motor Sensorless Fuzzy) and the minimization of the size and the weight of the motor and the drive. All these aspect call for an efficiency

  7. Improvement of low speed induction generator performances and reducing the power of excitation and voltage control system

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    Budisan, N. [Politechnica Univ. of Timisoara (Romania); Hentea, T.; Mahil, S. [Purdue Univ. Calumet, Hammond, IN (United States); Madescu, G. [Romanian Academy, Timisoara (Romania)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present the results of our investigations concerning the utilization of induction generators at very low speed. It is shown that, by proper design, it is possible to obtain high efficiency and high power factor values. The optimized induction generators require lower reactive power resulting in lower size and price of the excitation control system. 4 refs., 2 figs.

  8. Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI) Spring 2012 Mobile Learning Campus Climate

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    Barrash, Warren

    Page | 1 Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI) Spring 2012 Mobile Learning Campus Climate Assessment.............................................................................................................................. 30 A. Demographics of 2012 Faculty Mobile Computing Survey Respondents B. Demographics of 2011 and 2012 Student Mobile Computing Survey Respondents C. Example Faculty Comments from Open-Ended Feedback D

  9. 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,

  10. 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, ...

  11. 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, ...

  12. 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.

  13. MASS POLITICAL MOBILIZATION

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    ................................................................................................................................................... MASS POLITICAL MOBILIZATION ................................................................................................................................................... Boix & Stokes: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Boixandstokes-chap21 Revise Proof page 497 20.4.2007 12:41pm #12;Boix & Stokes: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Boixandstokes-chap21

  14. 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 ...

  15. A fuzzy logic approach to command arbitration for an autonomous mobile robot

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    Pfluger, Nathan Jay

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    new defuzzification strategy that has been able to remedy this problem. Keywords:Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Control., Behaviors, Autonomous Mobile Robots...

  16. Support Mobile and Distributed Applications with Named Data Networking

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    Zhu, Zhenkai

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile IP and itsproblem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mobile IP: anSupport of mobile data consumers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  17. 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).

  18. SLS complementary logic devices with increase carrier mobility

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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-

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    infomechanical systems: A mobile wireless sensor networkMobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetsystems per- formed using mobile robot sensing systems. Both

  4. Mobile Persuasive Technologies for Rural Health

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ramachandran, Divya Lalitha

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3.5.1 The Case for Mobile Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ICTs 5 Mobile Persuasive Messages for Rural Health Promotionvideos. . . ASHAs using mobile phones. . . . . . . . Health

  5. Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

  8. An electromagnetic perpetuum mobile?

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    Řyvind Grřn; Sigurd Kirkevold Nćss

    2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A charge moving freely in orbit around the Earth radiates according to Larmor's formula. If the path is closed, it would constitute a perpetuum mobile. The solution to this energy paradox is found in an article by C. M. DeWitt and B. DeWitt from 1964. The main point is that the equation of motion of a radiating charge is modified in curved spacetime. In the present article we explain the physics behind this modification, and use the generalized equation to solve the perpetuum mobile paradox.

  9. Control Freaks How Online and Mobile Communication

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lansky, Joshua

    Steam engines: pumping water out of mines (Thomas Newcomen and John Calley, 1712) Mainframe computers

  10. 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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeat PumpRecord ofESPCof EnergyHouse Environmental Justice

  11. MOBILE-TERMINATED DATA User's Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ashley, Michael C. B.

    MOBILE-TERMINATED DATA User's Guide Iridium Satellite LLC Rev. 2; February 1, 2002 #12;MOBILE................................................................................................................................3 1.1 IRIDIUM MOBILE TERMINATED DATA CONNECTIVITY ..........................................................................................................................7 4 Mobile Terminated Call Scenarios

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Demand Controlled Ventilation for Improved Humidity Control

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    Rogers, J. K.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    only C02, the systems now being installed also monitor dew point (and relative humidity). The capability of including VOC monitoring has also been demonstrated in a recent installation. Other IAQ parameters such as CO, ozone, formaldehyde and SOX...

  15. Mobile Device Policy & Program Considerations

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    Page 1 Mobile Device Policy & Program Considerations To BYOD or not to BYOD (bring to manage the use of mobile devices within their corporate resources. Every business will naturally have different mobility requirements, and developing a policy in the first place, let alone an appropriate policy

  16. Mobile Recommender Systems Francesco Ricci

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    Ricci, Francesco

    Mobile Recommender Systems Francesco Ricci Faculty of Computer Science Free University of Bolzano, Italy fricci@unibz.it January 11, 2010 Abstract Mobile phones are becoming a primary platform for information access and when coupled with recommender systems technologies they can become key tools for mobile

  17. Mobile Computig: Conclusions Evaggelia Pitoura

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    Pitoura, Evaggelia

    ' & $ % Mobile Computig: Conclusions Evaggelia Pitoura Computer Science Department, University; ' & $ % Mobile Computing Models ffl What is the best way to partition a computation as well as the functionality of a system or application between stationary and mobile elements? Adaptivity: the functionality assigned

  18. 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.

  19. Mobile and Ubiquitous Compu3ng RFID Basics

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Roussos, George

    Mobile and Ubiquitous Compu3ng RFID Basics #12;· RFID principle(s) of opera3on #12;Component roles · High-frequency interface" ­ generates transmission power to activate tag" ­ modulates transmission/demodulates tag signal" · Control system" ­ control communication with tags" · anti

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. A demonstration mobility experiment

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    Martin, Howard Lawrence

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Corporation, Albuquerque& New Nhxico& for his assl. stance and advice in the preparation of the crystslsl snd my wife, Ellen, who corrected gram&asr& typed, proofread& and offered sncouragesmnt throughout the comple- tion of this thesis, I I I 8 I w... Shockley Haynes mobil. ty experiment. Tp Fig, 2. Sketch of oscilloscope trace from asr1y version of tha Shoo'klay Hagrnes momlity experiment, drift toward the eollsotor point with e velocity~? whereMLO the h ~ ability of a boles Ths Current tlsw...

  6. Future Mobility in Maryland

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartmentNationalRestart of the Review of theOFFICEACMEFUTURE MOBILITY IN NEVADA: Meeting the

  7. MobileMatch App

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recovery challenge fundProject8Mistakes to Avoid Mistakes to AvoidMoMobileMatch

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Quantum random number generation on a mobile phone

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    Bruno Sanguinetti; Anthony Martin; Hugo Zbinden; Nicolas Gisin

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum random number generators (QRNGs) can significantly improve the security of cryptographic protocols, by ensuring that generated keys cannot be predicted. However, the cost, size, and power requirements of current QRNGs has prevented them from becoming widespread. In the meantime, the quality of the cameras integrated in mobile telephones has improved significantly, so that now they are sensitive to light at the few-photon level. We demonstrate how these can be used to generate random numbers of a quantum origin.

  13. Mobile Conductance and Gossip-based Information Spreading in Mobile Networks

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    Dai, Huaiyu

    Mobile Conductance and Gossip-based Information Spreading in Mobile Networks Huazi Zhang, Zhaoyang framework for information spreading in mobile networks based on a new performance metric, mobile conductance, which allows us to separate the details of mobility models from the study of mobile spreading time. We

  14. 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

  15. ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment

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    Geier, E.; Panaev, L.; Waite, R.; Eiklor, L.

    : Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, Louisiana May 21, 2010 2 Overview ? Scene Set ? 2009 ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals ACC Awards ? Exceptional Merit 1: Elastomers Block... environments ? ExxonMobil energy program ? Foundation = ?Global Energy Management Systems? (G-EMS) ? Resource and support improve projects by business ? Set and steward continual improvement targets ? Importance of structured program ? Inherent system...

  16. Mobile Information Access M. Satyanarayanan

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 To appear in IEEE Personal Communications, Volume 3, No. 1, February 1996 Abstract The ability to access information on demand when mobile will be a criticalMobile Information Access M. Satyanarayanan January 1996 CMU­CS­96­107 School of Computer Science

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

  19. 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.

  20. Mobile Traffic Management System Test Deployment

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    Gerfen, Jeffrey Brian

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BERKELEY Mobile Traf?c Management System Test DeploymentHIGHWAYS MOBILE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TEST DEPLOYMENTMobile Transportation Management System (MTMS). This new and

  1. Mobile Technology Management - DOE Directives, Delegations, and...

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

    203.2, Mobile Technology Management by Denise Hill Functional areas: Mobile Technology, Information Technology, Information Security The order establishes requirements, assigns...

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

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. Got Sleep? : Mobile phone application to improve sleep

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    . Also, playfulness can be also the important factor in the system. Gamification has been considered

  5. Improving Probabilistic Route Discovery in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Abdulai, J.

    Abdulai,J. Ould-Khaoua,M. Mackenzie,L.M. Proceedings of 32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2007) pp 739-746 IEEE Computer Society Press

  6. 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...

  7. Improving Mobile Database Access Over Wide-Area Networks Without

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    to compensate for weak connectivity. Its central organizing principle is that even a stale client replica can be used to reduce data transmission volume from a database server. The reduc- tion is achieved by using. This organizing principle allows Cedar to use an optimistic approach to solving the difficult problem of database

  8. 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

  9. Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements

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    Gandler, T.

    Channel, ~ 25 mi. east of Houston ? Includes 4 manufacturing sites, 2 technology/engineering offices ?Significant community involvement Baytown Refinery Page 4 Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Process 60+ years old; ExxonMobil one of pioneers... Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements Tim Gandler Energy Coordinator Baytown Olefins Plant, Baytown Tx 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference May, 2010 Page 2 ? Baytown Complex ? Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Furnace overview...

  10. Industrial Applications of Networked Control Karl H. Johansson

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Improved Efficiency of Miscible CO(2) Floods and Enhanced Prospects for CO(2) Flooding Heterogeneous Reservoirs.

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    Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this project was to improve the efficiency of miscible C0{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This objective was accomplished through experimental and modeling research in three task areas: (1) foams for selective mobility control in heterogeneous reservoirs,( 2) reduction of the amount of C0{sub 2} required in C0{sub 2} floods, and (3) low IFT processe and the possibility of C0{sub 2} flooding in fractured reservoirs. This report provides results from the three-year project for each of the three task areas.

  14. 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 ...

  15. Adaptive Resource Allocation for Statistical QoS Provisioning in Mobile Wireless Communications and Networks

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    Du, Qinghe

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    erasure-correction coding scheme for the packet-level multicast, where the erasure-correction code is dynamically constructed based on multicast receivers’ packet-loss statuses, to achieve high error-control efficiency in mobile multicast networks...

  16. 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.

  17. Security in 3rd Generation Mobile Networks

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    -based transport technology to the core of 3G mobile networks brings along new vulnerabilities and potentialSecurity in 3rd Generation Mobile Networks Christos Xenakis and Lazaros Merakos Communication by the proliferation of mobile/wireless networks, the fixed- mobile network convergence, and the emergence of new

  18. 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

  19. MOBILE IMMERSIVE MUSIC J. Lemordant A. Guerraz

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MOBILE IMMERSIVE MUSIC J. Lemordant A. Guerraz WAM project jacques.lemordant @inrialpes.fr WAM project agnes.guerraz @inrialpes.fr ABSTRACT Due to obvious portability constraints, mobile technol- ogy is ideally suited for mobile applications. The use of stereo headphones or stereo speakers on mobile devices

  20. Mobile RSVP Presentation in CSE534

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    Acharya, Raj

    1 Mobile RSVP Presentation in CSE534 Students: Yu Liu Xinwei She Huaming Zhang #12; 2 1 Introduction . The number of mobile users will grow and additionally the mobile users will demand the same real data through the Web, require that the network offers quality of service to moving users. . Mobility

  1. 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

  2. Mobile application for utility domains

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    Tappan, Jacqueline

    This research, a collaboration between MIT and ABB/Ventyx, is focused on the development of a mobile interface for field workers in power repair settings and field service delivery. A Human Systems Engineering (HSE) approach ...

  3. Unravelling daily human mobility motifs

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    Schneider, Christian M.

    Human mobility is differentiated by time scales. While the mechanism for long time scales has been studied, the underlying mechanism on the daily scale is still unrevealed. Here, we uncover the mechanism responsible for ...

  4. Mobile Energy Laboratory Procedures

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    Armstrong, P.R.; Batishko, C.R.; Dittmer, A.L.; Hadley, D.L.; Stoops, J.L.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has been tasked to plan and implement a framework for measuring and analyzing the efficiency of on-site energy conversion, distribution, and end-use application on federal facilities as part of its overall technical support to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The Mobile Energy Laboratory (MEL) Procedures establish guidelines for specific activities performed by PNL staff. PNL provided sophisticated energy monitoring, auditing, and analysis equipment for on-site evaluation of energy use efficiency. Specially trained engineers and technicians were provided to conduct tests in a safe and efficient manner with the assistance of host facility staff and contractors. Reports were produced to describe test procedures, results, and suggested courses of action. These reports may be used to justify changes in operating procedures, maintenance efforts, system designs, or energy-using equipment. The MEL capabilities can subsequently be used to assess the results of energy conservation projects. These procedures recognize the need for centralized NM administration, test procedure development, operator training, and technical oversight. This need is evidenced by increasing requests fbr MEL use and the economies available by having trained, full-time MEL operators and near continuous MEL operation. DOE will assign new equipment and upgrade existing equipment as new capabilities are developed. The equipment and trained technicians will be made available to federal agencies that provide funding for the direct costs associated with MEL use.

  5. Mobile Communication Device Allowance Authorization Form Revised: April 2011 MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE ALLOWANCE AUTHORIZATION FORM

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    Dyer, Bill

    Mobile Communication Device Allowance Authorization Form Revised: April 2011 MOBILE COMMUNICATION list your CURRENT PLAN features: Mobile service provider Name: ________ Monthly Charge: $ Device.edu/policy/itc/FINAL%20Policy%20on%20Mobile%20Comm%20Devices.htm I have read the Mobile Communication Devices Policy

  6. Route Optimization based on ND-Proxy for Mobile Nodes in IPv6 Mobile Networks

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    Jeong, Jaehoon "Paul"

    Route Optimization based on ND-Proxy for Mobile Nodes in IPv6 Mobile Networks Jaehoon Jeong- bile nodes in IPv6 mobile network to perform route optimization. The route optimization is possible because mobile router provides the prefix of its care-of address for its mobile nodes by playing the role

  7. 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 of Freiburg #12;OverviewOverview · Sensor networks · mobile sensor · mobile robot · Mote · sensor relocation #12;Sensor networks · A wirless network . · Set of sensors. · Static Mote #12;Mobile sensor networks

  8. 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

  9. The mobile common : A guide to mobile open source and its effects on mobile device manufacturers

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    Markus, Ofri

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the beginning of 2009, the global mobile industry is in the midst of a revolution, characterized by a trend towards openness, driven by technological advances, evolving consumer demands and increasing competition. Open ...

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Cooperative Mobile Sensing Networks

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    Roberts, R S; Kent, C A; Jones, E D; Cunningham, C T; Armstrong, G W

    2003-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A cooperative control architecture is presented that allows a fleet of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to collect data in a parallel, coordinated and optimal manner. The architecture is designed to react to a set of unpredictable events thereby allowing data collection to continue in an optimal manner.

  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. 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.

  16. 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

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. 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

  18. Mobile After-media, Cultural Narratives and the Data Imaginary

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    Kabisch, Eric

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fiction and reality in mobile experiences. Paper presentedMobile After-media, Cultural Narratives and the Datahis approach toward mobile after-media. These theoretical

  19. Mobile Transit Trip Planning with Real-Time Data

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    Jariyasunant, Jerald; Work, Daniel B.; Kerkez, Branko; Sengupta, Raja; Glaser, Steven; Bayen, Alexandre

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    International Confer- ence on Mobile Systems, Applications,international conference on Mobile systems, applications,international conference on Mobile systems, applica- tions,

  20. Mobile sensor network to monitor wastewater collection pipelines

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    Lim, Jungsoo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    17 Mobile robot localization in23 WCS monitoring using mobile floatingDesign of mobile pipeline floating sensor “SewerSnort

  1. 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...

  2. Mobile P2Ping: A Super-Peer based Structured P2P System Using a Fleet of City Buses

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    Seet, Boon-Chong

    Recently, researchers have introduced the notion of super-peers to improve signaling efficiency as well as lookup performance of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems. In a separate development, recent works on applications of mobile ...

  3. US Department of Energy - Office of FreedomCar and Vehicle Technologies and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Inter-Agency Agreement Research on "The Analysis of Genotoxic Activities of Exhaust Emissions from Mobile Natural Gas, Diesel, and Spark-Ignition Engines"

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    William E. Wallace

    2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy-Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (now the DOE-Office of FreedomCar and Vehicle Technologies) signed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), No.01-15 DOE, 9/4/01, for 'The analysis of genotoxic activities of exhaust emissions from mobile natural gas, diesel, and spark-ignition engines'; subsequently modified on 3/27/02 (DOE IAG No.01-15-02M1); subsequently modified 9/02/03 (IAA Mod No. 01-15-03M1), as 'The analysis of genotoxic activities of exhaust emissions from mobile internal combustion engines: identification of engine design and operational parameters controlling exhaust genotoxicity'. The DOE Award/Contract number was DE-AI26-01CH11089. The IAA ended 9/30/06. This is the final summary technical report of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health research performed with the US Department of Energy-Office of FreedomCar and Vehicle Technologies under that IAA: (A) NIOSH participation was requested by the DOE to provide in vitro genotoxicity assays of the organic solvent extracts of exhaust emissions from a suite of in-use diesel or spark-ignition vehicles; (B) research also was directed to develop and apply genotoxicity assays to the particulate phase of diesel exhaust, exploiting the NIOSH finding of genotoxicity expression by diesel exhaust particulate matter dispersed into the primary components of the surfactant coating the surface of the deep lung; (C) from the surfactant-dispersed DPM genotoxicity findings, the need for direct collection of DPM aerosols into surfactant for bioassay was recognized, and design and developmental testing of such samplers was initiated.

  4. 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.

  5. On Data Caching for Mobile Clouds

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    Feng, Ying

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in smart device technologies have enabled a new computing paradigm in which large amounts of data are stored and processed on mobile devices. Despite the available powerful hardware, the actual capabilities of mobile devices...

  6. The Sentara Mobile Mammography Unit | Jefferson Lab

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    The Sentara Mobile Mammography Unit The Sentara Mobile Mammography Unit will be here at Jefferson Lab on December 11, 2014 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mammography detects breast cancer and...

  7. NERSC Releases Mobile Apps to Users

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    Releases Mobile Apps to Users NERSC Releases Mobile Apps to Users Job Status, MOTD and Pilot of VASP Submission Available with More to Come April 23, 2012 In an effort to make...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Designing Distributed Applications with Mobile Code Paradigms

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    Carzaniga, Antonio

    Designing Distributed Applications with Mobile Code Paradigms Antonio Carzaniga Politecnico di the selection of the correct paradigm for a given distributed application. Keywords Mobile code, design with the design of distributed applications, that aims at identifying the distributable components

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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.

  13. Seminar: 'Mobile health technology intervention

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    KĂĽhn, 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

  14. Spectrum Mobility Games Richard Southwell

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    Huang, Jianwei

    by allowing cognitive radio devices to opportunisti- cally access underutilized licensed spectrum while With the unprecedented growth in the number of mobile devices and wireless services, the radio frequency spectrum are widely underutilized. Cognitive radio technology has the great potential to alleviate spectrum scarcity

  15. Mobile Collaboration: Collaboratively Reading and Creating Children's Stories on Mobile Devices

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Mobile Collaboration: Collaboratively Reading and Creating Children's Stories on Mobile Devices 20742 allisond@umiacs.umd.edu, mona@cs.umd.edu ABSTRACT This paper discusses design iterations of Mobile Stories ­ a mobile technology that empowers children to collaboratively read and create stories. We

  16. 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 Mobile Backbone Networks has been recently studied by a few different approaches. An important subproblem a Geometric Disk Cover (GDC) under mobility. While from the context of static nodes and centralized solutions

  17. Mobile Application Development now and then Towards a Handbook for User-Centered Mobile

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    Boll, Susanne

    Mobile Application Development ­ now and then Towards a Handbook for User-Centered Mobile Schwarz, Universität Stuttgart (thomas.schwarz@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de) Abstract. Mobile applications a closer look at the distinguishing features between mobile design and "traditional" software design. We

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

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    Supporting 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 and the interaction with them are still restricted by the constraints of mobile devices. In order to facilitate

  19. Health Sciences Library Resources for Mobile Device Users Wireless Access for Mobile Devices

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    Peak, Derek

    1 Health Sciences Library Resources for Mobile Device Users Wireless Access for Mobile Devices to configure your mobile device; instructions are available at http://www.usask.ca/ict/services/network-services/wireless/index.php - Assistance with accessing University services (such as wireless) on mobile devices is available from the ICT

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Mobile Communities Requirements and Features for Success

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    Mobile Communities ­ Requirements and Features for Success Sarah Denis Heldt Media Informatics LMU.broll@ifi.lmu.de Philipp Lehmann Burda Wireless GmbH philipp.lehmann@burda.com ABSTRACT Advancements in mobile technologies and decreasing charges are starting to leverage the mobile usage of the internet and its applications. This paper

  4. Mobile Device Guide Google Android based devices

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Mobile Device Guide ­ Google Android based devices CSUF Date Last Revised: 1/20/11 Page 1 of 3;Mobile Device Guide ­ Google Android based devices CSUF Date Last Revised: 1/20/11 Page 2 of 3 2. Under' with your campus username and enter your password (case sensitive). 4. Tap `next'. #12;Mobile Device Guide

  5. Tracking Mobile Units for Dependable Message Delivery

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    Zhou, Yuanyuan

    Tracking Mobile Units for Dependable Message Delivery Amy L. Murphy, Member, IEEE Computer Society at their disposal at any time, mobile computing is developing as an important research area. One of the fundamental problems in mobility is maintaining connectivity through message passing as the user moves through

  6. Mobile Game Recommendation using Touch Gestures

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    Mobile Game Recommendation using Touch Gestures Hao-Tsung Yang, De-Yu Chen, Ya-Xuan Hong, and Kuan and download more than one hundred thousands of games on mobile app marketplaces; nevertheless, how to pick discover mobile games with similar gameplay based on players' touch gestures while playing a game. We

  7. Kaval: Cooperative Signature Identification on Mobile

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    Kaval: Cooperative Signature Identification on Mobile Devices Kaval is an Android-based signature in near real-time to multiple users. How It worKS Technological advances have made mobile devices device. Using a mobile device allows users to capture data from a team of users and process that data

  8. Mobile Agents: An Introduction Gian Pietro Picco

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    Picco, Gian Pietro

    1 Mobile Agents: An Introduction Gian Pietro Picco Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy picco@elet.polimi.it Abstract| Mobile agents are enjoying a lot of popularity to the related research #12;eld by showing evidence of the bene#12;ts mobile agents can potentially achieve

  9. NFC Mobile Payment with Citizen Digital Certificate

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    NFC Mobile Payment with Citizen Digital Certificate Wei-Dar Chen, Keith E. Mayes Smart Card Centre handsets, the mobile phone is likely to become the device of choice for accessing sophisticated services or to emulate smart cards. However the user registration process is relatively weak for access to mobile

  10. Student Mobile Device Survey Table of Contents

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    Martin, Stephen John

    CiCS. Student Mobile Device Survey 2011 Table of Contents Section Number Subject Page 1 With little information and supporting evidence on student ownership and usage of mobile devices at the University of Sheffield, making decisions on our services and support for mobile devices has been based

  11. MOBILE PHONES: THE NEW (CELLULAR) GEOGRAPHY

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    Jones, Peter JS

    MOBILE PHONES: THE NEW (CELLULAR) GEOGRAPHY Pablo Mateos MSc in Geographic Information Science first at p.mateos@ucl.ac.uk MATEOS, PABLO (2004) "Mobile phones: The new (cellular) geography", unpublished MSc dissertation, University of Leicester. #12;Mobile Phones: The New (Cellular) Geography 1

  12. 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

  13. 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

    >P5-14mobile RFID system, and they include components such as mobile RFID reader, platform architecture and network architecture. Although there are several kinds of mobile RFID readers in the market, we will propose specially designed mobile RFID

  14. T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet services

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    Deutschmann, Rainer

    T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet and other content offered by both T-Mobile's widget gallery and Nokia's Ovi Store · Through T-Mobile's web of their mobile phone · Launching on mass market Nokia Series 40 platform based phones Today T-Mobile and Nokia

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. LDRD final report on synthesis of shape-and size-controlled platinum and platinum alloy nanostructures on carbon with improved durability.

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    Shelnutt, John Allen; Garcia, Robert M.; Song, Yujiang; Moreno, Andres M.; Stanis, Ronald J.

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is aimed to gain added durability by supporting ripening-resistant dendritic platinum and/or platinum-based alloy nanostructures on carbon. We have developed a new synthetic approach suitable for directly supporting dendritic nanostructures on VXC-72 carbon black (CB), single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The key of the synthesis is to creating a unique supporting/confining reaction environment by incorporating carbon within lipid bilayer relying on a hydrophobic-hydrophobic interaction. In order to realize size uniformity control over the supported dendritic nanostructures, a fast photocatalytic seeding method based on tin(IV) porphyrins (SnP) developed at Sandia was applied to the synthesis by using SnP-containing liposomes under tungsten light irradiation. For concept approval, one created dendritic platinum nanostructure supported on CB was fabricated into membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for durability examination via potential cycling. It appears that carbon supporting is essentially beneficial to an enhanced durability according to our preliminary results.

  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. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. New depths with mobile rig

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    Not Available

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magee-Poole Drilling Company, a drilling contractor operating out of the south Texas drilling center of Alice, claims it operates the largest mobile drilling rig in the world. That is, it's the only wheel mounted portable rig that drills to 16,000 feet with 4 1/2-inch drill pipe - at least 3000 feet deeper than the previous mobile drilling rig ratings. The unit is designated the Ingersoll-Rand 1500 Series. What's more significant, according to co-owner Don Magee, is that the rig's portability gets the rotary table turning to the right sooner; it drills more footage per year. It rigs up in 1 1/2 days versus 3 to 4 days for a conventional skid type rig normally used at these depths. The unit's compact arrangement, with more components combined into single loads, makes possible its higher mobility. A conventional skid rig might require 25 to 30 truckloads to move the rig components, mud system, fuel and water tank, houses for utilities, storage and crew change, generators, and drill pipe. The new rig moves in anywhere from four to nine loads less. Further, the rig components weigh less without sacrificing durability.

  3. Corps Improvement

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... The Big Fossil Watershed Study will address flood damage reduction, while identifying associated water quality, ecosystem restoration and recreational opportunities within the basin. The watershed is located in northern Tarrant County, encompasses 73...

  4. 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...

  5. mCOPD: Mobile Phone Based Lung Function Diagnosis and Exercise System for COPD

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    Liu, Xiao

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SpiroTube Mobile Edition [THO] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mCOPD Mobile Phone basedRelated work on mobile phone based breath

  6. 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.

  7. High-performance controllable ambipolar infrared phototransistors based on graphene-quantum dot hybrid

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    Wang, Ran; Wang, Haiyang; Song, Xiaoxian; Jin, Lufan; Dai, Haitao; Wu, Sen; Yao, Jianquan

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The field effect transistors (FETs) exhibited ultrahigh responsivity (107 A/W) to infrared light with great improvement of mobility in graphene / PbS quantum dot (QD) hybrid. These reported transistors are either unipolar or depletion mode devices. In this paper, we presented and fabricated conveniently-controlled grapheme / PbS QD hybrid FETs. Through the investigation on electric and optoelectronic properties, the ambipolar FETs (normally OFF) can be switched ON by raising gate voltage (VG) up to 3.7 V and -0.8 V in the first and third quadrants. Near these thresholds (VT) each carrier species shows comparable mobility (~ 300 cm2V-1s-1). Photo-responsivity reach ~ 107 A/W near each threshold and it will linearly increases with (VG-VT). These hybrid FETs become strongly competitive candidates for devices in flexible integrated circuits with low cost, large area, low-energy consumption and high performances.

  8. 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... 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...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - agrotoxins mobility studies Sample Search...

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

    Summary: . Context, components, and case studies Mobile Applications: Architecture, Design, and Development aims... studies: Mobile Museum, Mobile Biologist, and Mobile Zoo....

  10. SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES

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

    SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES Thierry Leprince & Phil Roberts Extengine Transport Systems, LLC 1370 South Acacia Avenue Fullerton, CA - 92831 www.extengine.com...

  11. Towards a societal scale, mobile sensing system

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    Honicky Jr., Richard Edward

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the physical limitations of batteries, but the mobile phoneresearched to replace batteries) that uses an electrolyte24 hours per day. Since batteries on phones typically have a

  12. Mobile Persuasive Technologies for Rural Health

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    Ramachandran, Divya Lalitha

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hello points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.3: People gather at hello points to make mobile phonethere are what are called hello points - small patches which

  13. Behavioral Energy Management: Improving Conservation Behavior and Attitudes with Operant Conditioning

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    Eibes, T.; Jedlicka, A.

    Energy management programs, since their initially glory days, have continued to show “slippage” in their overall effectiveness. The authors discuss behavioral science based ways by which conservation programs can improve effectiveness by mobilizing...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Mobile Network Management and Robust Spatial Retreats via Network Dynamics

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    Zhang, Yanyong

    1 Mobile Network Management and Robust Spatial Retreats via Network Dynamics Ke Ma, Yanyong Zhang., Piscataway, NJ 08854. Abstract-- The mobility provided by mobile ad hoc and sen- sor networks will facilitate new mobility-oriented services. Recent work has demonstrated that, for many issues, mobility

  17. Performance Impacts of Lower-Layer Cryptographic Methods in Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    VAN LEEUWEN, BRIAN P.; TORGERSON, MARK D.

    2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In high consequence systems, all layers of the protocol stack need security features. If network and data-link layer control messages are not secured, a network may be open to adversarial manipulation. The open nature of the wireless channel makes mobile wireless mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) especially vulnerable to control plane manipulation. The objective of this research is to investigate MANET performance issues when cryptographic processing delays are applied at the data-link layer. The results of analysis are combined with modeling and simulation experiments to show that network performance in MANETs is highly sensitive to the cryptographic overhead.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  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. High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    source heat pumps (newer designs are greatly improved), condensing boilers, advanced control sequences to allow utilization of variable air

  5. Managing mobile species with MPAs: the effects of mobility, larval dispersal, and fishing mortality on closure size

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    Codling, Edward A.

    Managing mobile species with MPAs: the effects of mobility, larval dispersal, and fishing mortality. Managing mobile species with MPAs: the effects of mobility, larval dispersal, and fishing mortality to understand the interaction between larval dispersal, adult mobility, and fishing mortality. In this paper

  6. 3-D Mobile-to-Mobile channel tracking with first-order autoregressive model-based Kalman filter

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 3-D Mobile-to-Mobile channel tracking with first-order autoregressive model-based Kalman filter estimation in Mobile- to-Mobile communication assuming three-dimensional scattering environment and the approximated expression of the estimation variance in output of the Kalman filter, both for Fixed-to-Mobile

  7. 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

  8. POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL

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    Suresh Badugu; Anoosha Movva

    Abstract — Positive train control (PTC) is a modern system of monitoring and controlling train movements to provide advanced safety. This system uses the latest technology in mobile wireless communication. In Sept 2008, the US Congress considered a new rail safety law that sets a deadline of 2015 for implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology across most of the U.S. rail network. The bill was developed in response to the collision of a Metro link passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train Sept. 12 in California, which resulted in the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than 135 Metrolink passengers.

  9. 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...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Benefit from Web services in the mobile Internet industry

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    Ikeda, Daizo, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past five years, mobile Internet services in Japan have seen major expansion as a result of collaboration between mobile operators acting as mobile portal providers, and their complementors, namely, content ...

  14. “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

  15. 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

  16. Mobile marketing strategies for B2C companies

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    Sawant, Samir

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobile application ('apps') development is a recent pandemic phenomenon; companies that are not associated with mobile technologies are noticing it and want to develop their own mobile apps. However, these companies do not ...

  17. 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...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. 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

  1. Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Asis Nasipuri

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    Nasipuri, Asis

    1 Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Asis Nasipuri Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 I. INTRODUCTION A mobile ad hoc network of base stations, make ad hoc networks radically different from other wireless LANs. Whereas communication

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Study Shows Active Power Controls from Wind May Increase Revenues...

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    Study Shows Active Power Controls from Wind May Increase Revenues and Improve System Reliability Study Shows Active Power Controls from Wind May Increase Revenues and Improve...

  5. 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

  6. Are the Radical Centers in Peptide Radical Cations Mobile? The...

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    the Radical Centers in Peptide Radical Cations Mobile? The Generation, Tautomerism, and Dissociation of Isomeric ? Are the Radical Centers in Peptide Radical Cations Mobile?...

  7. 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...

  8. Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. The Fuel Cell Mobile Light Project - A DOE Market Transformation...

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    The Fuel Cell Mobile Light Project - A DOE Market Transformation Activity The Fuel Cell Mobile Light Project - A DOE Market Transformation Activity Presentation slides from the...

  12. Accelerated High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations...

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    High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations Using Hydrogen. Accelerated High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations Using Hydrogen. Abstract: The resolving...

  13. V-235: Cisco Mobility Services Engine Configuration Error Lets...

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    5: Cisco Mobility Services Engine Configuration Error Lets Remote Users Login Anonymously V-235: Cisco Mobility Services Engine Configuration Error Lets Remote Users Login...

  14. New Feedstocks and Replacement Fuels - Future Energy for Mobility...

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    Fuels - Future Energy for Mobility New Feedstocks and Replacement Fuels - Future Energy for Mobility Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan....

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Solar hot water system installed at Mobile, Alabama. Final report

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    None

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report describes the solar energy hot water system installed at LaQuinta Motor Inn Inc., at Mobile, Alabama. The building is a 122 unit motel. The system consists of six rows of ten collectors and three rows of eleven collectors (1990 square feet) mounted on the roof. Griswald flow control valves were installed to regulate the flow to each row. Two Heliotrope electronic thermometers with a combined capability of measuring the temperatures of 22 different locations were installed for monitoring purposes. Engineering drawings, component specifications, and operator instructions are included.

  18. Access Control and Key Management for Mobile Volker Roth 1

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    Roth, Volker

    Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Rundeturmstr. 6, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany Abstract Security, computer code known as agents represent the next great wave of innovation and development across

  19. 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.

  20. Literature Review of Mobility Control Methods for CO2

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces and Interfaces Sample6, 2011Liisa O'NeillFuels MarketLisa L.Life

  1. 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinan antagonist Journal Article: Crystal structureComposite ForPropertiestoDeptSurfactant Based Enhanced

  2. 2030 Transportation and Mobility Plan

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    Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2006-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    sections are as follows: 1. Introduction 2. Bi-State MPO Area Description 3. Planning Horizon Description and Data Projections 4. Long Range Plan Presentation 5. Plan Implementation and Monitoring Procedures 6. Bi-State MPO 2030 Transportation..., improved access at the Leigh Avenue/I-540 interchange, and the deployment of appropriate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects. The Airport Master Plan Update has estimated a total airport improvement cost of $ 74,170,000 over a Three (3...

  3. 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.

  4. Improved efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhanced prospects for CO{sub 2} flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. Annual report, April 18, 1995--April 17, 1996

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    Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This objective is being accomplished by extending experimental and modeling research in three task areas: (1) foams for selective mobility control in heterogeneous reservoirs, (2) reduction of the amount of CO{sub 2} required in CO{sub 2} floods, and (3) low IFT processes and the possibility of CO{sub 2} flooding in fractured reservoirs. This report provides results of the second year of the three-year project for each of the three task areas. In the first task, we are investigating a desirable characteristic of CO{sub 2}-foam called Selective Mobility Reduction (SMR) that results in an improvement in displacement efficiency by reducing the effects of reservoir heterogeneity. Research on SMR of foam during the past year has focused on three subjects: (1) to verify SMR in different rock permeabilities that are in capillary contact; (2) to test additional surfactants for the SMR property; and (3) to develop a modeling approach to assess the oil recovery efficiency of SMR in CO{sub 2}-foam on a reservoir scale. The experimental results from the composite cores suggest that the rock heterogeneity has significant effect on two phase (CO{sub 2}/brine) flow behavior in porous media, and that foam can favorably control CO{sub 2} mobility. The numerical modeling results suggest that foam with SMR can substantially increase the sweep efficiency and therefore improve oil recovery.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. A Distributed MAC Scheme Supporting Voice Services in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks1

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    Zhuang, Weihua

    , University of Waterloo, Canada Email: hai.jiang@ece.ualberta.ca, wangping@ntu.edu.sg, poor results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. Index Terms ­ medium access control, code-time nature of voice traffic); and 4) adaptive to user mobility. In this paper, we propose an effective MAC

  8. 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

  9. Image-based Prediction of Landmark Features for Mobile Robot Navigation

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    Jaffe, Jules

    -based prediction of point and line features for a mobile system operating on a planar surface. Preliminary-based navigation system. The central idea in this design is to constantly track im- age features used as landmarks. This pro- vides constant and accurate control of position, yet avoids the overhead of computing an explicit

  10. MultimEDia transport for mobIlE Video AppLications

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    Gesbert, David

    ­ PMIPv6 extensions, including Logical Interface concept and flow base mobility (WG documents) · MEXT 1212 a video and has it sent to his device · Interactive Video ­ interactive video chatting, integrates other into 4 subsystems ­ Video Service Control (WP2) · Links the applications and services to the underlying

  11. A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System Yanzhi Wang and the cloud computing facilities. We provide a nested two stage game formulation for the MCC interaction as well as the cloud computing controller in the nested two stage game using convex optimization technique

  12. 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.

  13. Control Categories Control Category

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    / Conversion Controls Controls over moving data between computer systems. Process used to migrate data fromControl Categories Control Category Legend Description Example Authorization Approval policies and procedures. Authorization limits. Configuration/ Account Mapping "Switches" to secure data

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. An analysis of current mobile services and enabling

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    An analysis of current mobile services and enabling technologies Ivar Jřrstad, 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Sensing Fork: Eating Behavior Detection Utensil and Mobile

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    Ouhyoung, Ming

    chilren's eating behavior; gamification; persuasive computing; mobile computing; eating action detection

  5. UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, 2006 Big Issues in Mobile

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    © UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, 2006 Big Issues in Mobile Learning Report of a workshop by the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence Mobile Learning Initiative Edited by Mike Sharples #12;Contents Foreword 2 Introduction: Mapping the Landscape of Mobile Learning 3 What is mobile learning? 5 How to enhance

  6. Sustaining mobile pastoralists in the mountains of northern Pakistan

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    Richner, Heinz

    Sustaining mobile pastoralists in the mountains of northern Pakistan Mobile pastoralism According' average prolificacy and mortality rates (89% and 30% respec- tively), the landless mobile pastoral- ists do not own land, so mobile pastoralism is central to their livelihoods. They move their animals

  7. Personal/Mobile Exposure Monitors D K Arvind & Michael Walters

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    Personal/Mobile Exposure Monitors D K Arvind & Michael Walters School of Informatics dka · Personal/Mobile Exposure Monitoring · Mapping the public space using numerous personal/mobile exposure per second) #12;Mobile Exposure Monitor · 16-bin (PM10 ­ PM1.0) Optical Particle Counter (Alphasense

  8. HADOF: Defense Against Routing Disruptions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Sun, Yan Lindsay

    1 HADOF: Defense Against Routing Disruptions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Wei Yu, Yan Sun and K. J disruptions in mobile ad hoc networks. Based on the observed behavior and the history record of each node AND BACKGROUND A mobile ad hoc network is a group of mobile nodes without requiring centralized administration

  9. SETTING INITIAL SECRET KEYS IN A MOBILE AD HOC NETWORK

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    SETTING INITIAL SECRET KEYS IN A MOBILE AD HOC NETWORK Murat Cihan1 and C¸etin Kaya Ko¸c2,3 1 I@eecs.oregonstate.edu Abstract. Mobile ad hoc networks require specialized authentication protocols due to the mobility of users and lack of always-available trusted servers. There are a variety of mobile ad hoc authentication protocols

  10. Evaluating the privacy of Android mobile applications under forensic analysis

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    Evaluating the privacy of Android mobile applications under forensic analysis Christoforos the carried experiments and analysis, we have, exclusively, used open-source and free forensic tools. Overall and devices. Keywords: privacy of mobile applications, mobile forensics; android; memory dump; mobile

  11. Mobi : automatic customization of the mobile Web

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    Chan, Richard W., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mobi is a system that automatically rewrites web pages into formats optimized for web browsing on mobile devices. The system estimates heuristically which parts of a web page's content users are most likely interested in, ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Using Mobile Phones to Nurture Social Networks

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    Ellis, Jonathan

    Novel technologies for nurturing a person's contacts use mobile phones to recommend new friends or track a friendship's health. Such monitoring can also help people monitor their own emotions.

  14. Designing Distributed Applications with Mobile Code Paradigms

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    Carzaniga, Antonio

    Designing Distributed Applications with Mobile Code Paradigms Antonio Carzaniga Politecnico di code, design paradigms, distributed applica­ tions. INTRODUCTION Distributed systems have been with the design of distributed applications, that aims at identifying the distributable components

  15. Intrusion detection in mobile ad hoc networks

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    Sun, Bo

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Most existent protocols, applications and services for Mobile Ad Hoc NET-works (MANETs) assume a cooperative and friendly network environment and do not accommodate security. Therefore, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs), serving as the second line...

  16. 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. ...

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Hadoop MapReduce for Mobile Cloud

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    George, Johnu

    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    severe energy and reliability constraints (e.g., caused by unexpected device failures or topology changes in a dynamic network). As mobile devices are more susceptible to unauthorized access when compared to traditional servers, security is also a concern...

  20. 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...

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Supersampling and network reconstruction of urban mobility

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    Sagarra, Oleguer; Santi, Paolo; Diaz-Guilera, Albert; Ratti, Carlo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding human mobility is of vital importance for urban planning, epidemiology, and many other fields that aim to draw policies from the activities of humans in space. Despite recent availability of large scale data sets related to human mobility such as GPS traces, mobile phone data, etc., it is still true that such data sets represent a subsample of the population of interest, and then might give an incomplete picture of the entire population in question. Notwithstanding the abundant usage of such inherently limited data sets, the impact of sampling biases on mobility patterns is unclear -- we do not have methods available to reliably infer mobility information from a limited data set. Here, we investigate the effects of sampling using a data set of millions of taxi movements in New York City. On the one hand, we show that mobility patterns are highly stable once an appropriate simple rescaling is applied to the data, implying negligible loss of information due to subsampling over long time scales. On...

  5. 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

  6. T-Mobile is making mobile surfing for your personal Internet favorites even easier, faster and convenient

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    Deutschmann, Rainer

    T-Mobile is making mobile surfing for your personal Internet favorites even easier, faster on your mobile- phone display · Active widgets provide automatic notification of new information on personal Internet sites if required · Strategic partnership between T-Mobile and Opera for the creation

  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. Mobile Munitions Assessment System Field Capabilities

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    A. M. Snyder; D. A. Verrill; K. D. Watts

    1999-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The US has developed, stored, tested, and conducted disposal operations on various forms of chemical munitions for several decades. The remnants of these activities have resulted in the presence of suspect CWM at more than 200 sites in the US, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands. An advanced Mobile Munitions Assessment System (Phase II MMAS) has been designed, fabricated, assembled, and tested by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory under contract to the US Army's Project Manager for Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel for use in the assessment and characterization of ''non-stockpile'' chemical warfare materiel (CWM). The Phase II MMAS meets the immediate need to augment response equipment currently used by the US Army with a system that includes state-of-the-art assessment equipment and advanced sensors. The Phase II MMAS will be used for response to known storage and remediation sites. This system is designed to identify the munition type; evaluate the condition of the CWM; evaluate the environmental conditions in the vicinity of the CWM; determine if fuzes, bursters, or safety and arming devices are in place; identify the chemical fill; provide other data (e.g., meteorological data) necessary for assessing the risk associated with handling, transporting, and disposing of CWM; and record the data on a dedicated computer system. The Phase II MMAS is capable of over-the-road travel and air transport to any site for conducting rigorous assessments of suspect CWM. The Phase II MMAS utilizes a specially-designed commercial motor home to provide a means to transport an interactive network of non-intrusive characterization and assessment equipment. The assessment equipment includes radiography systems, a gamma densitometer system, a Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS) system, a Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) system, air monitoring equipment (i.e., M-90s and a field ion spectroscopy system), and a phase determination equipment Command and control equipment includes a data acquisition and handling system, two meteorological stations, video equipment, and multiple communication systems. The Phase II MMAS motor home also serves an as environmentally controlled on-site command post for the MMAS operators when deployed. The data developed by the MMAS will be used to help determine the appropriate methods and safeguards necessary to transport, store, and dispose of agent-filled munitions in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.

  10. 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

  11. Proceedings of CLAWAR 2011: the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Paris, France, 68 september 2011

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , autonomous sailboat, control, wind-independent, Voronoi dia- gram. 1. Introduction This paper puts up a new control strategy that is independent of wind sensor data for autonomous sailboats. It is motivated mainly and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Paris, France, 6­8 september 2011 A wind-independent control

  12. Design and Analysis ofDesign and Analysis of Mobile SystemsMobile Systems

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    Wong, Jennifer L.

    Video Games Virtual RealityVirtual Reality Smart Kindergarten (UCLA)Smart Kindergarten (UCLA) #12;3 OverviewGauss--Markov, Probabilistic, City SectionMarkov, Probabilistic, City Section ­­ Group MobilityGroup Mobility Correlated Random) ­­ Position in Destination/Room & Path betweenPosition in Destination/Room & Path between (floor plan grid

  13. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING 1 Mobile Relay Configuration in Data-intensive

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    Torng, Eric

    such as batteries or small solar panels. Therefore, a key chal- lenge faced by data-intensive WSNs is to minimize limited power supplies. We propose using low-cost disposable mobile relays to reduce the energy, it does not require complex motion planning of mobile nodes, so it can be implemented on a number of low-cost

  14. Comparisons of mobile TV standards and development of 3D mobile TV based on DMB

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    Kim, Heung-Nam

    Many countries have developed different mobile TV standards such as DVB-H, DMB, MediaFLO, OneSeg, and ATSCM/ H. In this paper, we compare different mobile TV standards from the viewpoint of video and audio encoding, data ...

  15. Tourism and mobile technology Abstract. While tourism presents considerable potential for the use of new mobile

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    Chalmers, Matthew

    Tourism and mobile technology Abstract. While tourism presents considerable potential for the use, examining the problems they encounter as they move between and visit new places. Tourism has been a popular, as mobile phones and #12;2 other portable devices becoming more advanced, tourism is one obvious application

  16. MuSIC: Mobility-Aware Optimal Service Allocation in Mobile Cloud Computing

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    Venkatasubramanian, Nalini

    interpretation) - despite advances in device technology, resources (energy, storage, processing) at the mobileS goals such application delay, device power consumption and user cost/price. In this paper, we propose consumption and cost at the user side. In contrast, Wi-Fi deployments, e.g. 802.11 hotspots, exhibit low

  17. Hooked differential mobility spectrometry apparatus and method therefore

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    Shvartsburg, Alexandre A [Richland, WA; Tang, Keqi [Richland, WA; Ibrahim, Yehia M [Richland, WA; Smith, Richard D [Richland, WA

    2009-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are a device and method for improved interfacing of differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) or field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS) analyzers of substantially planar geometry to subsequent or preceding instrument stages. Interfacing is achieved using curved DMS elements, where a thick ion beam emitted by planar DMS analyzers or injected into them for ion filtering is compressed to the gap median by DMS ion focusing effect in a spatially inhomogeneous electric field. Resulting thinner beams are more effectively transmitted through necessarily constrained conductance limit apertures to subsequent instrument stages operated at a pressure lower than DMS, and/or more effectively injected into planar DMS analyzers. The technology is synergetic with slit apertures, slit aperture/ion funnels, and high-pressure ion funnel interfaces known in the art which allow for increasing cross-sectional area of MS inlets. The invention may be used in integrated analytical platforms, including, e.g., DMS/MS, LC/DMS/MS, and DMS/IMS/MS that could replace and/or enhance current LC/MS methods, e.g., for proteomics research.

  18. The effects of mobile ATM switches on PNNI peer group operation

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    Martinez, L.; Sholander, P.; Tolendino, L.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This contribution discusses why, and how, mobile networks and mobile switches might be discussed during Phase 1 of the WATM standards process. Next, it reviews mobile routers within Mobile IP. That IP mobility architecture may not apply to the proposed mobile ATM switches. Finally, it discusses problems with PNNI peer group formation and operation when mobile ATM switches are present.

  19. 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 ...

  20. A Typology of Foredune Textures: Sand Patches and Climate Controls

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    Ryu, Wansang

    2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Foredunes are formed and developed in association with vegetation. A bare sand area has been viewed as a measure of dune mobility or activity and researched in association with climate controls: particularly wind power, annual mean precipitation...