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  1. Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems

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    Minnesota, University of

    Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems In a technical session at the 2011 NACE conference, Dennis Foderberg of SEH Inc. discussed intelligent transportation systems (ITS) developed by SEH in collaboration with Network Transportation Technologies, Inc. These systems address the problem of crashes on low-volume roads

  2. Challenges in Intelligent Transportation Systems

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    Gesbert, David

    -EURECOM Workshop #12;The Vision: Intelligent Vehicle / Transport Motocycle Warning Emergency Vehicle [Source: BMW F with dielectric housing Fig. 3: Dielectric housing Source: Oliver Klemp (Oliver.Klemp@bmw.de), BMW R&D, Munich

  3. Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Statistics Database

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    Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Statistics Database Oak Ridge National Laboratory direction. In addition, through the ITS Deployment Tracking web site, the database supports other users in 2010. Users can also download the entire 2010 deployment tracking database through the website

  4. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte Portland State University Oregon Transportation Summit Sept 10, 2010 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Official transportation data archive for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region

  5. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte Portland State University June 23, 2010 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money 1,400,000 urban cities 3 counties 1 region #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Why Now

  6. What are Intelligent Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    at--and solving--our transportation problems. The strategy of adding more and more highway capacity productivity, and wasted energy. ITS enables people and goods to move more safely and efficiently through region, the state of Oregon and throughout the nation. We partner with local, regional, national

  7. Simulation framework for intelligent transportation systems

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    Ewing, T.; Doss, E.; Hanebutte, U.; Tentner, A.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simulation framework has been developed for a large-scale, comprehensive, scaleable simulation of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). The simulator is designed for running on parallel computers and distributed (networked) computer systems, but can run on standalone workstations for smaller simulations. The simulator currently models instrumented smart vehicles with in-vehicle navigation units capable of optimal route planning and Traffic Management Centers (TMC). The TMC has probe vehicle tracking capabilities (display position and attributes of instrumented vehicles), and can provide two-way interaction with traffic to provide advisories and link times. Both the in-vehicle navigation module and the TMC feature detailed graphical user interfaces to support human-factors studies. Realistic modeling of variations of the posted driving speed are based on human factors studies that take into consideration weather, road conditions, driver personality and behavior, and vehicle type. The prototype has been developed on a distributed system of networked UNIX computers but is designed to run on parallel computers, such as ANL`s IBM SP-2, for large-scale problems. A novel feature of the approach is that vehicles are represented by autonomous computer processes which exchange messages with other processes. The vehicles have a behavior model which governs route selection and driving behavior, and can react to external traffic events much like real vehicles. With this approach, the simulation is scaleable to take advantage of emerging massively parallel processor (MPP) systems.

  8. Advanced simulation of intelligent transportation systems

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    Ewing, T.; Doss, E.; Hanebutte, U.; Tentner, A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A large-scale, comprehensive, scaleable simulation of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) has been developed which is capable of running on parallel computers and distributed (networked) computer systems. The simulator currently models instrumented {open_quotes}smart{close_quotes} vehicles with in-vehicle navigation units capable of optimal route planning and Traffic Management Centers (TMC). The TMC has probe vehicle tracking capabilities (display position and attributes of instrumented vehicles), and can provide two-way interaction with traffic to provide advisories and link times. Both the in-vehicle navigation module and the TMC feature detailed graphical user interfaces to support human-factors studies. The prototype has been developed on a distributed system of networked UNIX computers but is designed to run on parallel computers, such as ANL`s IBM SP-2, for large-scale problems. A novel feature of this approach is that vehicles are represented by autonomous computer processes which exchange messages with other processes. The vehicles have a behavior model which governs route selection and driving behavior, and can react to external traffic events much like real vehicles. With this approach, the simulation is scaleable to take advantage of emerging massively parallel processor (MPP) systems.

  9. Argonne simulation framework for intelligent transportation systems

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    Ewing, T.; Doss, E.; Hanebutte, U.; Canfield, T.; Brown-VanHoozer, A.; Tentner, A.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simulation framework has been developed which defines a high-level architecture for a large-scale, comprehensive, scalable simulation of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). The simulator is designed to run on parallel computers and distributed (networked) computer systems; however, a version for a stand alone workstation is also available. The ITS simulator includes an Expert Driver Model (EDM) of instrumented ``smart`` vehicles with in-vehicle navigation units. The EDM is capable of performing optimal route planning and communicating with Traffic Management Centers (TMC). A dynamic road map data base is sued for optimum route planning, where the data is updated periodically to reflect any changes in road or weather conditions. The TMC has probe vehicle tracking capabilities (display position and attributes of instrumented vehicles), and can provide 2-way interaction with traffic to provide advisories and link times. Both the in-vehicle navigation module and the TMC feature detailed graphical user interfaces that includes human-factors studies to support safety and operational research. Realistic modeling of variations of the posted driving speed are based on human factor studies that take into consideration weather, road conditions, driver`s personality and behavior and vehicle type. The simulator has been developed on a distributed system of networked UNIX computers, but is designed to run on ANL`s IBM SP-X parallel computer system for large scale problems. A novel feature of the developed simulator is that vehicles will be represented by autonomous computer processes, each with a behavior model which performs independent route selection and reacts to external traffic events much like real vehicles. Vehicle processes interact with each other and with ITS components by exchanging messages. With this approach, one will be able to take advantage of emerging massively parallel processor (MPP) systems.

  10. A Survey on Trust Management for Intelligent Transportation System

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    A Survey on Trust Management for Intelligent Transportation System Shuo Ma, Ouri Wolfson Department@uic.edu ABSTRACT Trust management is a fundamental and critical aspect of any serious application in ITS. However, only a few studies have addressed this important problem. In this paper, we present a survey on trust

  11. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Portland State University

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Portland State University Oct 14, 2009 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money James Whiteneck #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Portal archives a large amount of data Over

  12. 1Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money PORTAL Advisory Committee

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    1Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money PORTAL Advisory Committee Initial Meeting January 22, 2009 #12;2Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Agenda 9:00 Adjourn #12;3Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money What's in the PORTAL

  13. 1.212J / ESD.221J An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems, Spring 2003

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    Sussman, Joseph

    Basic elements of intelligent transportation systems. Technological, systems, and institutional aspects of ITS considered, including system architecture, congestion pricing, public/private partnerships, network models, ITS ...

  14. An artificial neural network controller for intelligent transportation systems applications

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    Vitela, J.E.; Hanebutte, U.R.; Reifman, J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Reactor Analysis Div.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC) has been designed using a feedforward artificial neural network, as an example for utilizing artificial neural networks for nonlinear control problems arising in intelligent transportation systems applications. The AICC is based on a simple nonlinear model of the vehicle dynamics. A Neural Network Controller (NNC) code developed at Argonne National Laboratory to control discrete dynamical systems was used for this purpose. In order to test the NNC, an AICC-simulator containing graphical displays was developed for a system of two vehicles driving in a single lane. Two simulation cases are shown, one involving a lead vehicle with constant velocity and the other a lead vehicle with varying acceleration. More realistic vehicle dynamic models will be considered in future work.

  15. Air quality and Intelligent Transportation Systems : understanding Integrated Innovation, Deployment and Adaptation of Public Technologies

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    Dodder, Rebecca Susanne

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past two decades, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have provided transportation organizations with increasingly advanced tools both to operate and manage systems in real-time. At the same time, federal ...

  16. Center for Intelligent Systems Research GW Transportation Research Institute

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    Vertes, Akos

    a vehicle donated by General Motors Corporation, the simulator will be used to conduct research Institute School of Engineering and Applied Science #12;Driver Simulator Laboratory Center for Intelligent

  17. Vehicle-to-Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2V2I) Intelligent Transportation System Architecture

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    Miller, Jeffrey A.

    is a hybrid of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to- infrastructure (V2I) architectures. The V2V2I I am proposing is a hybrid of the V2I and V2V architectures, which is the vehicle-to-vehicleVehicle-to-Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2V2I) Intelligent Transportation System Architecture Jeffrey

  18. A scaleable architecture for the modeling and simulation of intelligent transportation systems.

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    Ewing, T.; Tentner, A.

    1999-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A distributed, scaleable architecture for the modeling and simulation of Intelligent Transportation Systems on a network of workstations or a parallel computer has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The resulting capability provides a modular framework supporting plug-in models, hardware, and live data sources; visually realistic graphics displays to support training and human factors studies; and a set of basic ITS models. The models and capabilities are described, along with atypical scenario involving dynamic rerouting of smart vehicles which send probe reports to and receive traffic advisories from a traffic management center capable of incident detection.

  19. R&D and deployment valuation of intelligent transportation systems : a case example of the intersection collision avoidance systems

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    Hodota, Kenichi

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compared with investments in the conventional infrastructure, those in Intelligent Transportation Technology (ITS) include various uncertainties. Because deployment of ITS requires close public-private partnership, projects ...

  20. Using a scalable modeling and simulation framework to evaluate the benefits of intelligent transportation systems.

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    Ewing, T.; Tentner, A.

    2000-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A scalable, distributed modeling and simulation framework has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory to study Intelligent Transportation Systems. The framework can run on a single-processor workstation, or run distributed on a multiprocessor computer or network of workstations. The framework is modular and supports plug-in models, hardware, and live data sources. The initial set of models currently includes road network and traffic flow, probe and smart vehicles, traffic management centers, communications between vehicles and centers, in-vehicle navigation systems, roadway traffic advisories. The modeling and simulation capability has been used to examine proposed ITS concepts. Results are presented from modeling scenarios from the Advanced Driver and Vehicle Advisory Navigation Concept (ADVANCE) experimental program to demonstrate how the framework can be used to evaluate the benefits of ITS and to plan future ITS operational tests and deployment initiatives.

  1. Smart vehicular transportation systems

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    Little, C.Q.; Wilson, C.W.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work builds upon established Sandia intelligent systems technology to develop a unique approach for the integration of intelligent system control into the US Highway and urban transportation systems. The Sandia developed concept of the COPILOT controller integrates a human driver with computer control to increase human performance while reducing reliance on detailed driver attention. This research extends Sandia expertise in sensor based, real-time control of robotics systems to high speed transportation systems. Knowledge in the form of maps and performance characteristics of vehicles provides the automatic decision making intelligence needed to plan optimum routes, maintain safe driving speeds and distances, avoid collisions, and conserve fuel.

  2. International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 2005 85 Evolutionary Agents for Intelligent Transport Systems

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    Lee, Jonathan

    soft goal is introduced to facilitate the evolution process. Genetic programming operators are employed. Introduction Due to the growing number of cities and transportation networks, traffic congestion, accidents system in distributed environments, the research on Multi-Agent System (MAS) has invoked an increasing

  3. Artificial intelligence and intelligent tutoring systems

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    Livergood, N.D.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As a species we have evolved by increasing our mental and physical powers through the deliberate development and use of instruments that amplify our inherent capabilities. Whereas hereditarily given instincts predetermine the actions of lower animal forms, human existence begins with freedom. As humans we can choose what actions we will perform. We have invented a technology called education to prepare ourselves for life. At present, our educational structures and procedures are failing to prepare us efficiently for the demands of modern life. One of the most important new technologies, in relation to human development, is the digital computer. This dissertation proposes that artificial intelligence maintain a highly critical technological awareness. Artificial intelligence, because of its origin as a politically sponsored field of investigation, must strive for constant awareness of its place within the larger political-economic world and its possible misuse by factions intent on manipulation and control. Computerized models of the human mind could be used in developing progressively more sophisticated brainwashing systems. Intelligent tutoring systems comprise an important new technology within the field of artificial intelligence. This dissertation explores specification and design procedures, functions and issues in developing intelligent tutoring systems.

  4. Guidebook for Selecting Cost-Effective Wireless Communication Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    0-4449-P1 Guidebook for Selecting Cost-Effective Wireless Communication Technologies Research, The University of Texas at Austin Project 0-4449: Cost-Effective Strategies for Communicating-2650 Sponsoring Organization: Texas Department of Transportation Research and Technology Implementation Office P

  5. Air Quality and Intelligent Transportation Systems: Understanding Integrated Innovation, Deployment and Adaptation of Public Technologies

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    and Adaptation of Public Technologies by Rebecca Susanne Dodder B.A. Physics and Spanish 7 8anderbilt University and Adaptation of Public Technologies by Rebecca Susanne Dodder Submitted to the Engineering Systems Division

  6. Development and validation of an areawide congestion index using Intelligent Transportation Systems data

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    Albert, Luke Perrone

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    REVIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS Page . ut , tv vn tx Advanced Traffic Management Systems . Comparison of Loop Detectors and Road Tubes Loop Detector Data Loop Detector Data Quahty Control. Invalid Data. Missing Data. . Congestion. Congestion... 17 19 19 25 27 27 29 34 36 DATA COMPARABILITY AND ACCURACY RESULTS . . . . . Data Comparability Results ATR S184 Comparisons. ATR S185 Comparisons . Summary Data Accuracy Results. AREAWIDE CONGESTION INDEX RESULTS. Disaggregate Data...

  7. Paper presented at the First World Congress on Applications of Transport Telematics and Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 1994, Paris, France.

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    and Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 1994, Paris, France. Demonstration of an Advanced Public and to new or improved data sources, (4) a guarantee that existing agencies retain autonomous use

  8. Intelligent wind power prediction systems final report

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    Intelligent wind power prediction systems ­ final report ­ Henrik Aalborg Nielsen (han (FU 4101) Ens. journal number: 79029-0001 Project title: Intelligent wind power prediction systems #12;#12;Intelligent wind power prediction systems 1/36 Contents 1 Introduction 6 2 The Wind Power Prediction Tool 7 3

  9. A Low-Cost Distributed Control Architecture for Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment in the State of Oklahoma

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    Havlicek, Joebob

    in the State of Oklahoma Robert C. Huck, Joseph P. Havlicek, James J. Sluss, Jr., and Alan R. Stevenson the Oklahoma Depart- ment of Transportation and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. R. Huck is with the University of Oklahoma, Telecommunications Inter- operability Lab, Tulsa, OK 74135, USA. rchuck@ou.edu J

  10. With the growing availability of data because of the deployment of intelligent transportation systems, methods for assessing and report-

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    is demonstrated. First, data are extracted from the bus dispatch system of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transit management systems (ATMSs) and advanced traveler information systems (ATISs). In Portland, Oregon, the Tri-County District (TriMet), the transit provider for Port- land, Oregon. Then, the performance characteristics

  11. 40 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 1, NO. 1, MARCH 2000 Designing Human-Centered Automation: Tradeoffs

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    Goodrich, Michael A.

    -centered automation in advanced vehicle systems, the decision method identifies performance valuations and compares--Advanced vehicle systems, decision making, human-centered automation, human factors, satisficing. I. INTRODUCTION Human-Centered Automation: Tradeoffs in Collision Avoidance System Design Michael A. Goodrich, Member

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 11, NO. 1, MARCH 2010 243 Fig. 7. Cost comparison.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    state of the art of electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles," Proc. IEEE, vol. 95, no. 4, pp. 704. Darbha, and K. R. Rajagopal, "A diagnostic system for air brakes in commercial vehicles," IEEE Trans fault diagnostic system for automated vehicles operating in a platoon," IEEE Trans. Control Syst

  13. Intelligent Transformer Monitoring System Utilizing Neuro-Fuzzy

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    Intelligent Transformer Monitoring System Utilizing Neuro-Fuzzy Technique Approach Intelligent Center Intelligent Transformer Monitoring System Utilizing Neuro-Fuzzy Technique Approach Final Project neuro-fuzzy techniques is used for non-linear system identification, output estimation, and fault

  14. THE IEEE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 1 Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) for Robust

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    Varaiya, Pravin

    in enhancing safety but also in vehicle automation. V2V communica- tion is a key element in vehicle automation. A vehicle in automated highway systems (AHS) [1] communicates with neighboring vehicles to exchange vehicle control data [2], [3], [4]. As a result, automated vehicles interact safely. V2V communication is likely

  15. Instrumentation, Control, and Intelligent Systems

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    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abundant and affordable energy is required for U.S. economic stability and national security. Advanced nuclear power plants offer the best near-term potential to generate abundant, affordable, and sustainable electricity and hydrogen without appreciable generation of greenhouse gases. To that end, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been charged with leading the revitalization of nuclear power in the U.S. The INL vision is to become the preeminent nuclear energy laboratory with synergistic, world-class, multi-program capabilities and partnerships by 2015. The vision focuses on four essential destinations: (1) Be the preeminent internationally-recognized nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration laboratory; (2) Be a major center for national security technology development and demonstration; (3) Be a multi-program national laboratory with world-class capabilities; (4) Foster academic, industry, government, and international collaborations to produce the needed investment, programs, and expertise. Crucial to that effort is the inclusion of research in advanced instrumentation, control, and intelligent systems (ICIS) for use in current and advanced power and energy security systems to enable increased performance, reliability, security, and safety. For nuclear energy plants, ICIS will extend the lifetime of power plant systems, increase performance and power output, and ensure reliable operation within the system's safety margin; for national security applications, ICIS will enable increased protection of our nation's critical infrastructure. In general, ICIS will cost-effectively increase performance for all energy security systems.

  16. The systems engineering of a network-centric distributed intelligent system of systems for robust human behavior classifications

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    Goshorn, Deborah Ellen

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 1.4: Artificial Intelligent Systems SolutionFigure 1.7: Artificial Intelligent Systems Solutiongeneralized artificial intelligent systems solution pyramid

  17. Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation: A

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    Yehudai, Amiram

    Motorization Growth: Road Vehicle Populations by Region, 1996 and 2020 Source: EIA, International Energy Integration (VII) Initiative · Graduate Program in Computational Transportation Science · Conductive IT trends Integration (VII): A Federal Initiative · Vision ­ Information about all roads, all the time · To control

  18. Large-scale Intelligent Transporation Systems simulation

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    Ewing, T.; Canfield, T.; Hannebutte, U.; Levine, D.; Tentner, A.

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A prototype computer system has been developed which defines a high-level architecture for a large-scale, comprehensive, scalable simulation of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) capable of running on massively parallel computers and distributed (networked) computer systems. The prototype includes the modelling of instrumented ``smart`` vehicles with in-vehicle navigation units capable of optimal route planning and Traffic Management Centers (TMC). The TMC has probe vehicle tracking capabilities (display position and attributes of instrumented vehicles), and can provide 2-way interaction with traffic to provide advisories and link times. Both the in-vehicle navigation module and the TMC feature detailed graphical user interfaces to support human-factors studies. The prototype has been developed on a distributed system of networked UNIX computers but is designed to run on ANL`s IBM SP-X parallel computer system for large scale problems. A novel feature of our design is that vehicles will be represented by autonomus computer processes, each with a behavior model which performs independent route selection and reacts to external traffic events much like real vehicles. With this approach, one will be able to take advantage of emerging massively parallel processor (MPP) systems.

  19. On modeling and controlling intelligent systems

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    Dress, W.B.

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this paper is to show how certain diverse and advanced techniques of information processing and system theory might be integrated into a model of an intelligent, complex entity capable of materially enhancing an advanced information management system. To this end, we first examine the notion of intelligence and ask whether a semblance thereof can arise in a system consisting of ensembles of finite-state automata. Our goal is to find a functional model of intelligence in an information-management setting that can be used as a tool. The purpose of this tool is to allow us to create systems of increasing complexity and utility, eventually reaching the goal of an intelligent information management system that provides and anticipates needed data and information. We base our attempt on the ideas of general system theory where the four topics of system identification, modeling, optimization, and control provide the theoretical framework for constructing a complex system that will be capable of interacting with complex systems in the real world. These four key topics are discussed within the purview of cellular automata, neural networks, and evolutionary programming. This is a report of ongoing work, and not yet a success story of a synthetic intelligent system.

  20. 154 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 4, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2003 Learning-Based Spatio-Temporal Vehicle Tracking

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    Peeta, Srinivas

    -Based Spatio-Temporal Vehicle Tracking and Indexing for Transportation Multimedia Database Systems Shu (ITS), multimedia database indexing, segmentation, vehicle tracking, video analysis. I. INTRODUCTION Foundation (NSF) under Grants EIA-0-220-562 and NSF HRD-0-317-692. The work of M.-L. Shyu was supported

  1. 20 January 2009 About GCC Contact Adesta To Design, Build and Maintain $30.7M Intelligent Transportation System for Massachusetts |

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    , the global hydrogen consumption was already estimated to be Green Car Congress: Study Concludes Resources Google GCC Web Search #12;Green Car Congress: Study Concludes That Microbial Electrolysis Cells Transportation System for Massachusetts | Main | ASTM Developing Specification for Aviation Fuel Containing

  2. In cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and other regional partners, the Portland regional intelligent trans-

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    to improve travel demand forecasts for the Portland region. The data archive will expand to include transit for intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) refers to the systematic retention and reuse of operational ITS data collection of data, and a better understanding of variability in system performance and response can

  3. Recognizing Entailment in Intelligent Tutoring Systems

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    Palmer, Martha

    Recognizing Entailment in Intelligent Tutoring Systems RODNEY D. NIELSEN1,2 , WAYNE WARD1 and Education Research University of Colorado, Campus Box 594, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0594, USA Rodney, etc. These systems range from Finite State Machines and scripted dialogues (c.f., Pon- Barry, Clark

  4. Expert systems in transportation

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    O'Leary, K.P.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 5 papers in the report deal with the following areas: Knowledge representation and software selection for expert-systems design; Expert-system architecture for retaining-wall design; Development of expert-systems technology in the California Department of Transportation; Development of an expert system to assist in the interactive graphic transit system design process; Expert systems development for contingency transportation planing.

  5. Intelligent Systems Software for Unmanned Air Vehicles

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    classes of vehicles including autonomous underwater vehicles, autonomous ground vehicles, and unmanned airIntelligent Systems Software for Unmanned Air Vehicles Gregory L. Sinsley , Lyle N. Long , Albert F describes a software architecture for mission-level control of autonomous unmanned air vehicles (UAVs

  6. artificial intelligence systems: Topics by E-print Network

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    particular Casillas Barranquero, Jorge 7 Intelligent Agents for an Artificial Market System Nikos Karacapilidis Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary:...

  7. Integrated intelligent systems in advanced reactor control rooms

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    Beckmeyer, R.R.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An intelligent, reactor control room, information system is designed to be an integral part of an advanced control room and will assist the reactor operator's decision making process by continuously monitoring the current plant state and providing recommended operator actions to improve that state. This intelligent system is an integral part of, as well as an extension to, the plant protection and control systems. This paper describes the interaction of several functional components (intelligent information data display, technical specifications monitoring, and dynamic procedures) of the overall system and the artificial intelligence laboratory environment assembled for testing the prototype. 10 refs., 5 figs.

  8. Minerva: An Artificial Intelligent System for Composition of Museums

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    Amigoni, Francesco

    Minerva: An Artificial Intelligent System for Composition of Museums Francesco Amigoni, Viola. In this paper, we present a novel artificial in- telligence system, called Minerva, devoted to support one: computers and robots. The purpose of this paper is to present a novel system of artificial intelligence

  9. Intelligent Predictive Control Methods for Synchronous Power System

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    Rizvi, Syed Z.

    Intelligent Predictive Control Methods for Synchronous Power System Muhammad S. Yousuf Electrical with the control of the system in case of perturbations. Optimal control theory for stabilizing SMIB power systems@kfupm.edu.sa Abstract--In this paper, an intelligent Model Predictive Con- troller (MPC) for a Synchronous Power Machine

  10. Ris Energy Report 8 The intelligent energy system infrastructure for the future

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    Risø Energy Report 8 The intelligent energy system infrastructure for the future Reprint Petersen #12;Risø Energy Report 5 Renewable energy for power and transport Global energy policy today is dominated by three concerns: security of supply, climate change, and energy for development and poverty

  11. Sandia Energy - Transportation Energy Systems Analysis

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    Transportation Energy Systems Analysis Home Transportation Energy Predictive Simulation of Engines Transportation Energy Systems Analysis Transportation Energy Systems AnalysisTara...

  12. Transportation Systems Engineering GRADUATE STUDIES

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    Wang, Yuhang

    Transportation Systems Engineering GRADUATE STUDIES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the building blocks and provides for an improved quality of life. However, transportation systems by their very nature also affect the environment through physical construction and operation of transportation facilities, and through the travel

  13. artificial intelligence system: Topics by E-print Network

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    artificial intelligence system First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Artificial Intelligence...

  14. Integrated transportation system design optimization

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    Taylor, Christine P. (Christine Pia), 1979-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Traditionally, the design of a transportation system has focused on either the vehicle design or the network flow, assuming the other as given. However, to define a system level architecture for a transportation system, ...

  15. Integrating automobile multiple intelligent warning systems : performance and policy implications

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    Ho, Angela Wei Ling

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Intelligent driver warning systems can be found in many high-end vehicles on the road today, which will likely rapidly increase as they become standard equipment. However, introducing multiple warning systems into vehicles ...

  16. Integrated Transportation System Design Optimization

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    Integrated Transportation System Design Optimization by Christine Taylor B.S. Cornell University by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Professor Jaime Peraire Chairman, Department Graduate Committee #12;2 #12;Integrated Transportation System Abstract Traditionally, the design of a transportation system has focused on either the vehicle design

  17. ARKTOS: An intelligent system for SAR sea ice image classification

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    Soh, L. K.; Tsatsoulis, Costas; Gineris, D.; Bertoia, C.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an intelligent system for satellite sea ice image analysis named Advanced Reasoning using Knowledge for T ping Of Sea ice (ARKTOS). ARKTOS performs fully automated analysis of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sea ice images by mimicking...

  18. Ranking of Information in Intelligent Transportation Systems

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    and prices, ­ What taxi cabs are there around me? ­ Does the next Route 7 bus have a bike rack? · Multimodal(vi, sj) is distance between vehicle vi and slot sj. 12 Identical speeds of vehicles #12;Parking Problem

  19. n CAPABILITY STATEMENT Intelligent Transport Systems Lab

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    Liley, David

    collaborative research programs with the following institutions and organisations: VicRoads ARRB ITSL is open Lab (ITSL) isVictoria's first dedicated traffic analysis research Lab established in April 2012 and Australia facilitate and foster excellent, industry relevant and cross-disciplinary research in Australia

  20. Abstract--The control of nonlinear systems has been putting especial attention in the use of Artificial Intelligent

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    Boyer, Edmond

    generate uncomfortable accelerations as well as unnecessary fuel consumption. In this work, we utilize robots and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) [1]. Indeed, in commercial vehicles of the autonomous longitudinal system [3]. However, other authors have demonstrated that fuzzy logic offers a good

  1. Transforming California's Freight Transport System

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    California at Davis, University of

    Transforming California's Freight Transport System Policy Forum on the Role of Freight Transport Standard #12;2050 Vision- Key Conceptual Outcomes Technology Transformation Early Action Cleaner Combustion Multiple Strategies Federal Action Efficiency Gains Energy Transformation 9 #12;Further reduce localized

  2. Transportation System Concept of Operations

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    N. Slater-Thompson

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, authorized the DOE to develop and manage a Federal system for the disposal of SNF and HLW. OCRWM was created to manage acceptance and disposal of SNF and HLW in a manner that protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence. This responsibility includes managing the transportation of SNF and HLW from origin sites to the Repository for disposal. The Transportation System Concept of Operations is the core high-level OCRWM document written to describe the Transportation System integrated design and present the vision, mission, and goals for Transportation System operations. By defining the functions, processes, and critical interfaces of this system early in the system development phase, programmatic risks are minimized, system costs are contained, and system operations are better managed, safer, and more secure. This document also facilitates discussions and understanding among parties responsible for the design, development, and operation of the Transportation System. Such understanding is important for the timely development of system requirements and identification of system interfaces. Information provided in the Transportation System Concept of Operations includes: the functions and key components of the Transportation System; system component interactions; flows of information within the system; the general operating sequences; and the internal and external factors affecting transportation operations. The Transportation System Concept of Operations reflects OCRWM's overall waste management system policies and mission objectives, and as such provides a description of the preferred state of system operation. The description of general Transportation System operating functions in the Transportation System Concept of Operations is the first step in the OCRWM systems engineering process, establishing the starting point for the lower level descriptions. of subsystems and components, and the Transportation System Requirements Document. Other program and system documents, plans, instructions, and detailed designs will be consistent with and informed by the Transportation System Concept of Operations. The Transportation System Concept of Operations is a living document, enduring throughout the OCRWM systems engineering lifecycle. It will undergo formal approval and controlled revisions as appropriate while the Transportation System matures. Revisions will take into account new policy decisions, new information available through system modeling, engineering investigations, technical analyses and tests, and the introduction of new technologies that can demonstrably improve system performance.

  3. Optimal concentrations in transport systems

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    Kim, Wonjung

    Many biological and man-made systems rely on transport systems for the distribution of material, for example matter and energy. Material transfer in these systems is determined by the flow rate and the concentration of ...

  4. Intelligent Efficiency: the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency 

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    Trombley,D.; Molina, M.; Elliot, R. N.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of buildings, an entire city, or the electric power grid, allow a scaling up of intelligent efficiency, amplifying the benefits by coordinating all systems. Through intelligent efficiency, smart grids, cities, transportation systems, and communications..., there is another aspect of intelligent efficiency that is the key to realizing its potential: intelligent infrastructure. Intelligent efficiency enables more integrated, smarter, and more reliable infrastructure, such as smart power grids, cities...

  5. Intelligent Efficiency: the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency

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    Trombley,D.; Molina, M.; Elliot, R. N.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of buildings, an entire city, or the electric power grid, allow a scaling up of intelligent efficiency, amplifying the benefits by coordinating all systems. Through intelligent efficiency, smart grids, cities, transportation systems, and communications..., there is another aspect of intelligent efficiency that is the key to realizing its potential: intelligent infrastructure. Intelligent efficiency enables more integrated, smarter, and more reliable infrastructure, such as smart power grids, cities...

  6. Neural Network Based Intelligent Sootblowing System

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    Mark Rhode

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cost effective generation of electricity is vital to the economic growth and stability of this nation. To accomplish this goal a balanced portfolio of fuel sources must be maintained and established which not only addresses the cost of conversion of these energy sources to electricity, but also does so in an efficient and environmentally sound manner. Conversion of coal as an energy source to produce steam for a variety of systems has been a cornerstone of modern industry. However, the use of coal in combustion systems has traditionally produced unacceptable levels of gaseous and particulate emissions, albeit that recent combustion, removal and mitigation techniques have drastically reduced these levels. With the combustion of coal there is always the formation and deposition of ash and slag within the boilers. This adversely affects the rate at which heat is transferred to the working fluid, which in the case of electric generators is water/steam. The fouling of the boiler leads to poor efficiencies due to the fact that heat which could normally be transferred to the working fluid remains in the flue gas stream and exits to the environment without beneficial use. This loss in efficiency translates to higher consumption of fuel for equivalent levels of electric generation; hence more gaseous emissions are also produced. Another less obvious problem exists with fouling of various sections of the boiler creating intense peak temperatures within and around the combustion zone. Total nitrogen oxides (NOx) generation is primarily a function of both ''fuel'' and ''thermal'' NOx production. Fuel NOx which generally comprises 20%-40% of the total NOx generated is predominantly influenced by the levels of oxygen present, while thermal NOx which comprises the balance is a function of temperature. As the fouling of the boiler increases and the rate of heat transfer decreases, peak temperatures increase as does the thermal NOx production. Due to the composition of coal, particulate matter is also a by-product of coal combustion. Modern day utility boilers are usually fitted with electrostatic precipitators to aid in the collection of particulate matter. Although extremely efficient, these devices are sensitive to rapid changes in inlet mass concentration as well as total mass loading. Traditionally, utility boilers are equipped with devices known as sootblowers, which use, steam, water or air to dislodge and clean the surfaces within the boiler and are operated based upon established rule or operator's judgment. Poor sootblowing regimes can influence particulate mass loading to the electrostatic precipitators. The project applied a neural network intelligent sootblowing system in conjunction with state-of-the-art controls and instruments to optimize the operation of a utility boiler and systematically control boiler slagging/fouling. This optimization process targeted reduction of NOx of 30%, improved efficiency of 2% and a reduction in opacity of 5%. The neural network system proved to be a non-invasive system which can readily be adapted to virtually any utility boiler. Specific conclusions from this neural network application are listed below. These conclusions should be used in conjunction with the specific details provided in the technical discussions of this report to develop a thorough understanding of the process.

  7. Algorithm and intelligent tutoring system design for ladder logic programming

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    Cheng, Yuan-Teng

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    knowledge. The problem here is how to design a web-based system that is intelligent and adaptive enough to teach the students domain knowledge in Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). In my research, I proposed a system architecture which combines the pre...

  8. Road Weather and Transportation Systems

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Road Weather and Transportation Systems Rhonda Young, P.E., PhD Associate Professor Dept. of Civil & Arch. Engineering Portland State University April 18, 2014 #12;Engineering Perspective of Road Weather · How does weather impact transportation systems? · As engineers, is there anything we can do

  9. Develop feedback system for intelligent dynamic resource allocation to improve application performance.

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    Gentile, Ann C.; Brandt, James M.; Tucker, Thomas (Open Grid Computing, Inc., Austin, TX); Thompson, David

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides documentation for the completion of the Sandia Level II milestone 'Develop feedback system for intelligent dynamic resource allocation to improve application performance'. This milestone demonstrates the use of a scalable data collection analysis and feedback system that enables insight into how an application is utilizing the hardware resources of a high performance computing (HPC) platform in a lightweight fashion. Further we demonstrate utilizing the same mechanisms used for transporting data for remote analysis and visualization to provide low latency run-time feedback to applications. The ultimate goal of this body of work is performance optimization in the face of the ever increasing size and complexity of HPC systems.

  10. Proceedings of the sixth international symposium on methodologies for intelligent systems (Poster Session)

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    Harber, K.S. (ed.)

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume contains papers which have been selected for the poster Session at the Sixth International Symposium for Intelligent Systems held October 1991, The following major areas were covered: expert systems; intelligent databases; knowledge representation; learning and adaptive systems; and logic for artificial intelligence. Nineteen full papers are included. (GHH)

  11. Generalized Intelligent States for an Arbitrary Quantum System

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    A. H. EL Kinani; M. Daoud

    2003-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Generalized Intelligent States (coherent and squeezed states) are derived for an arbitrary quantum system by using the minimization of the so-called Robertson-Schr\\"odinger uncertainty relation. The Fock-Bargmann representation is also considered. As a direct illustration of our construction, the P\\"oschl-Teller potentials of trigonometric type will be shosen. We will show the advantage of the Fock-Bargmann representation in obtaining the generalized intelligent states in an analytical way. Many properties of these states are studied.

  12. MULTICRITERIA CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN USING AN INTELLIGENT EVOLUTION STRATEGY WITH

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    MULTICRITERIA CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN USING AN INTELLIGENT EVOLUTION STRATEGY WITH DYNAMICAL a multivariable controller design methodology which is based on the solution of the multiobjective optimization (hard and soft), and to achieve the good approximation of the complete tradeâ??ooe set between the design

  13. Business Intelligence: The Next Frontier for Information Systems Research?

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    Polz, Martin

    Business Intelligence: The Next Frontier for Information Systems Research? Panel at WITS-20011 1) (http://www.busi.mun.ca/parsons/wits2001/), held New Orleans, LA, USA, Dec. 15-16, 2001, in conjunction not appear in Proceedings, due to lack of space. Abraham Bernstein NYU ­ Stern School of Business 44 West 4th

  14. Business Intelligence: The Next Frontier for Information Systems Research?

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    Polz, Martin

    Business Intelligence: The Next Frontier for Information Systems Research? Panel at WITS­2001 1 1) (http://www.busi.mun.ca/parsons/wits2001/), held New Orleans, LA, USA, Dec. 15­16, 2001, in conjunction not appear in Proceedings, due to lack of space. Abraham Bernstein NYU -- Stern School of Business 44 West 4

  15. A Data and Knowledge Management System for Intelligent Buildings

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    Hong, J.; Chen, Z.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    words: Intelligent building; Assessment; Methodology; Information system 1. INTRODUCTION It is the development and application of modern technologies in the areas of information, communication, materials, and machinery in the construction.... According to our literature review [12], key technologies that support IBs include sustainable architecture, building structure control, building facility control, computer and network, information and communication, safety and security control...

  16. Towards an Intelligent system for managing Historical Archive Documents

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    Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

    Towards an Intelligent system for managing Historical Archive Documents Akrivi Katifori-ontology expert users exploring ontologies. · The study of the possibilities of supporting user document and task management by using a personal ontology. · The implementation and evaluation of an algorithm using

  17. INTELLIGENT ILLICIT OBJECT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED AVIATION SECURITY

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    Blumenstein, Michael

    INTELLIGENT ILLICIT OBJECT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED AVIATION SECURITY Vallipuram for detecting illicit objects in hand luggage. 1. INTRODUCTION Increased security in the aftermath of the 9 sophisticated such that it is extremely difficult to detect possible threats of terrorism without severely

  18. Declarative & Procedural Goals in Intelligent Agent Systems Michael Winikoff

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    Padgham, Lin

    Science and Information Technology RMIT University Melbourne, Australia. winikoff@cs.rmit.edu.au LinDeclarative & Procedural Goals in Intelligent Agent Systems Michael Winikoff School of Computer is that of goals (Winikoff et al., 2001). Goals have two aspects: declarative, where a goal is a description

  19. Contaminant Transport in Hydrogeologic Systems 

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    Chin, C.; Redden, D. L.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , the evaluation of dispersivity under field conditions is a costly and time consuming job. The process of transporting a specific conservative ion species in an aquifer is analogous to the transport of heat in the system. Because of this analogy, the original...

  20. Faculty Expertise Index Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Technology, & Control Systems Development for Biological &

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Faculty Expertise Index Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Technology, & Control Systems Development-Paul Schirle-Keller Food Additives ­ Artificial Sweeteners ­ Ted Labuza Food Analysis Chromatographic Processing (see Phytochemicals, Advanced Artificial Intelligence) Canning Technology ­ Ted Labuza Cheese

  1. An Intelligent Systems Approach to Reservoir Characterization

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    Shahab D. Mohaghegh; Jaime Toro; Thomas H. Wilson; Emre Artun; Alejandro Sanchez; Sandeep Pyakurel

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, the major challenge in reservoir characterization is integrating data coming from different sources in varying scales, in order to obtain an accurate and high-resolution reservoir model. The role of seismic data in this integration is often limited to providing a structural model for the reservoir. Its relatively low resolution usually limits its further use. However, its areal coverage and availability suggest that it has the potential of providing valuable data for more detailed reservoir characterization studies through the process of seismic inversion. In this paper, a novel intelligent seismic inversion methodology is presented to achieve a desirable correlation between relatively low-frequency seismic signals, and the much higher frequency wireline-log data. Vertical seismic profile (VSP) is used as an intermediate step between the well logs and the surface seismic. A synthetic seismic model is developed by using real data and seismic interpretation. In the example presented here, the model represents the Atoka and Morrow formations, and the overlying Pennsylvanian sequence of the Buffalo Valley Field in New Mexico. Generalized regression neural network (GRNN) is used to build two independent correlation models between; (1) Surface seismic and VSP, (2) VSP and well logs. After generating virtual VSP's from the surface seismic, well logs are predicted by using the correlation between VSP and well logs. The values of the density log, which is a surrogate for reservoir porosity, are predicted for each seismic trace through the seismic line with a classification approach having a correlation coefficient of 0.81. The same methodology is then applied to real data taken from the Buffalo Valley Field, to predict inter-well gamma ray and neutron porosity logs through the seismic line of interest. The same procedure can be applied to a complete 3D seismic block to obtain 3D distributions of reservoir properties with less uncertainty than the geostatistical estimation methods. The intelligent seismic inversion method should help to increase the success of drilling new wells during field development.

  2. iPower: An Energy Conservation System for Intelligent Buildings by Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Tseng, Yu-Chee

    iPower: An Energy Conservation System for Intelligent Buildings by Wireless Sensor Networks Yu-aware capability of WSN to achieve energy conservation in intelligent buildings is an attractive direction. We therefore propose an intelligent and personalized energy-conservation system by wireless sensor networks (i

  3. Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance...

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

    This document provides specifications for selected system components of the Transportation, Aging and Disposal (TAD) canister-based system. Transportation, Aging and Disposal...

  4. M. D. Lemmon and P. J. Antsaklis, "Towards a Working Characterization of "Intelligent" Supervisory Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS Characterization of "Intelligent" Supervisory Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS- 93-007, Univ of Notre Dame, November 1993. #12;M. D. Lemmon and P. J

  5. PS'2006 -Photonics in Switching Conference An Intelligent Network Management System with Multi-Tier Distributed

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    Kolner, Brian H.

    -Tier Distributed Intelligence for Optical Packet-Agile Transport Networks Jinqiang Yang and S.J. Ben Yoo Department introduces multi-tier distributed intelligence into the network management plane in order to address-line traffic engineering over optical packet-switching networks facilitated by the multi-tier distributed

  6. Pion capture and transport system for PRISM

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    McDonald, Kirk

    solenoid cold mass Transport pions+muons in long 2T solenoid channelPion capture and transport system for PRISM M. Yoshida Osaka Univ. 2005/8/28 NuFACT06 at UCI #12 and transport system proton beam Phase rotator PRIME detector #12;Concepts of pion capture/transport system

  7. Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop March 20-22, 2012

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    ) - Intelligent Systems and Robots for Hazardous Environments (e.g. nuclear remediation) - Smart Grid - Space Representation, World Models, Ontologies - Planning and Control - Learning, Adapting and Reasoning General Chair

  8. for ISMIS91 The Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Information Systems

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    Wiederhold, Gio

    1 for ISMIS­91 The Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Information Systems Gio Wiederhold Stanford are suitable for artificial intelligence approaches we outline an architectural structure for large systems simulations, databases, and design­systems routinely deal with millions of elements, major artificial

  9. UW -Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems Design of Energy Absorption Bases on Porous

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    Taya, Minoru

    Materials and Systems Material Processing and Testing NiTi Alloy Powder Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Porous Plasma Sintering (SPS) #12;UW - Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems Schematic Sketch of Spark for Intelligent Materials and Systems Material Processing and Testing NiTi Alloy Powder Spark Plasma Sintering Ni

  10. A Data and Knowledge Management System for Intelligent Buildings 

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    Hong, J.; Chen, Z.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a novel prototype of lifecycle information management and knowledge utilization of intelligent buildings. There is a comprehensive summary of the types of information and knowledge of intelligent buildings in their lifecycles...

  11. Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis System | Open Energy

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  12. Management and Safety of Transportation Systems

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    Management and Safety of Transportation Systems University Transportation Center for Alabama A N N@eng.ua.edu www.eng.ua.edu Editors: James Cruise, Ph.D. Barbara Moore University Transportation Center for Alabama Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA). The contents of this Annual Report reflect the views of the editors

  13. 2008 CSUC Institute for Research in Intelligent Systems Current State and Trends

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    AUVs: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles USVs: Unmanned Surface Vehicles Bluefin-12 Naval Postgraduate in Intelligent Systems UGVs: Unmanned Ground Vehicles iRobot PackBot iRobot ATRV-2 Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV for Research in Intelligent Systems UAVs: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles MQ-8B Fire Scout MQ-1 Predator Lockheed

  14. Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) | Department...

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

    of Energy's (DOE's) Automated Transportation Management System is an integrated web-based logistics management system allowing users to manage inbound and outbound freight...

  15. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 1

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    Benjaafar, Saifallah

    energy importing nations to be less reliant on foreign sources of energy. The transportation sector are simulated through a trip generation model based on Singapore. In such a realistic environment, an updated, battery swapping, electric ve- hicles (EVs), queuing theory, trip generation. I. INTRODUCTION ENERGY

  16. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator transport trailer system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ard, K.E.; King, D.A.; Leigh, H.; Satoh, J.A. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, MSIN N1-25, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

    1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System, designated as System 100, comprises four major systems. The four major systems are designated as the Packaging System (System 120), Trailer System (System 140), Operations and Ancillary Equipment System (System 160), and Shipping and Receiving Facility Transport System (System 180). Packaging System (System 120), including the RTG packaging is licensed (regulatory) hardware; it is certified by the U.S. Department of Energy to be in accordance with Title 10, {ital Code} {ital of} {ital Federal} {ital Regulations}, Part 71 (10 CFR 71). System 140, System 160, and System 180 are nonlicensed (nonregulatory) hardware. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}

  17. Control and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2005 DECENTRALIZED FLIGHT CONTROL

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    Liu, Hugh H.T.

    Control and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2005 DECENTRALIZED FLIGHT CONTROL INTEGRATION- tation, and is well fitted into a systematic flight control systems development and engineering process Words Decentralized control, control integration, performance analysis 1. Introduction Modern flight

  18. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 1

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    Mazumder, Sudip K.

    management, management, optimization, planning, power system, railway, smart grid. I. INTRODUCTION to allow a systematic evaluation of the benefits of implementing such a railway smart grid system. Finally-storage devices and reversible substations in dc systems. The development of electrical smart grids is producing

  19. Intelligent Cruise Control design based on a traffic flow specification

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    Huandra, Rusli

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The principal objectives of the Automated Highway graphics. System (AHS), an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control...

  20. Intelligent Cruise Control design based on a traffic flow specification 

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    Huandra, Rusli

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The principal objectives of the Automated Highway graphics. System (AHS), an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control...

  1. Phase stable RF transport system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Curtin, Michael T. (Los Alamos, NM); Natter, Eckard F. (San Francisco, CA); Denney, Peter M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An RF transport system delivers a phase-stable RF signal to a load, such as an RF cavity of a charged particle accelerator. A circuit generates a calibration signal at an odd multiple frequency of the RF signal where the calibration signal is superimposed with the RF signal on a common cable that connects the RF signal with the load. Signal isolating diplexers are located at both the RF signal source end and load end of the common cable to enable the calibration to be inserted and extracted from the cable signals without any affect on the RF signal. Any phase shift in the calibration signal during traverse of the common cable is then functionally related to the phase shift in the RF signal. The calibration phase shift is used to control a phase shifter for the RF signal to maintain a stable RF signal at the load.

  2. Control Engineering Practice 11 (2003) 163170 A mechatronic conception of a new intelligent braking system

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , residual friction, noise, vibrations, a new brake has been designed according to a modular principle which describes a new intelligent braking system for motor vehicles. A mechatronic approach helped to avoid some

  3. i-Seek : an intelligent system for eliciting and explaining knowledge

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    Kumar, Ashwani, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose i-Seek, an Intelligent System for Eliciting and Explaining Knowledge that leverages the OpenMind [1] Commonsense knowledge base in conjunction with domain- specific knowledge in Personal Finance, Technical Help, ...

  4. Michael Beetz, Lorenz Mosenlechner, Moritz Tenorth, Thomas Ruhr Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universitat Munchen

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    Michael Beetz, Lorenz M¨osenlechner, Moritz Tenorth, Thomas R¨uhr Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen {beetz,moesenle,tenorth,ruehr}@cs.tum.edu CRAM ­ a Cognitive

  5. Transport control in deterministic ratchet system

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    Woo-Sik Son; Jung-Wan Ryu; Dong-Uk Hwang; Soo-Young Lee; Young-Jai Park; Chil-Min Kim

    2006-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the control of transport properties in a deterministic inertia ratchet system via the extended delay feedback method. A chaotic current of a deterministic inertia ratchet system is controlled to a regular current by stabilizing unstable periodic orbits embedded in a chaotic attractor of the unperturbed system. By selecting an unstable periodic orbit, which has a desired transport property, and stabilizing it via the extended delay feedback method, we can control transport properties of the deterministic inertia ratchet system. Also, we show that the extended delay feedback method can be utilized for separation of particles in the deterministic inertia ratchet system as a particle's initial condition varies.

  6. A Casebase of Intelligent Buildings for E-learning Systems 

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    Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D. J.; Ozkan, G.; Hong, J.; Xu, Z.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and acceptability of the knowledge base, which is designed according to a standard classification of intelligent buildings and a generic knowledge format to regulate case collection and reuse in teaching and learning. This paper initially covers undetermined issues...

  7. CREATING A BALANCED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    think we need to make people aware that our traffic concepts of today are not sustainable) Orange .Transport . Architecture .Water management . #12;5 The Netherlands (as it is) Orange .Transport . Architecture .Water management . #12;6 United States Oregon Portland The Netherlands Utrecht Founded 1776 1859

  8. P. J. Antsaklis, M. D. Lemmon and J. A. Stiver, "Learning to be Autonomous: Intelligent Supervisory Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Antsaklis, Panos

    Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS- 93 of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS- 93-003, Univ of Notre Dame

  9. P.J. Antsaklis, J.A. Stiver, X. Yang, C.J. Bett, and M.D. Lemmon , "Supervisory Hybrid Control Systems in Intelligent Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Antsaklis, Panos

    Systems in Intelligent Control," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-95-008, Univ of Notre Dame, September 1995. #12;P.J. Antsaklis, J.A. Stiver, X," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-95-008, Univ

  10. K. M. Passino and P. J. Antsaklis, "A System and Control Theoretic Perspective on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems," Control Systems Technical Report #63, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Antsaklis, Panos

    K. M. Passino and P. J. Antsaklis, "A System and Control Theoretic Perspective on Artificial on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems," Control Systems Technical Report #63, Dept. of Electrical Perspective on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems," Control Systems Technical Report #63, Dept

  11. Geographic Information Systems-Transportation ISTEA management systems server-net prototype pooled fund study: Phase B summary

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    Espinoza, J. Jr.; Dean, C.D.; Armstrong, H.M. [and others

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Geographic Information System-Transportation (GIS-T) ISTEA Management Systems Server Net Prototype Pooled Fund Study represents the first national cooperative effort in the transportation industry to address the management and monitoring systems as well as the statewide and metropolitan transportation planning requirements of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). The Study was initiated in November 1993 through the Alliance for Transportation Research and under the leadership of the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department. Sandia National Laboratories, an Alliance partner, and Geographic Paradigm Computing. Inc. provided technical leadership for the project. In 1992, the Alliance for Transportation Research, the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department, Sandia National Laboratories, and Geographic Paradigm Computing, Inc., proposed a comprehensive research agenda for GIS-T. That program outlined a national effort to synthesize new transportation policy initiatives (e.g., management systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems) with the GIS-T server net ideas contained in the NCHRP project {open_quotes}Adaptation of GIS to Transportation{close_quotes}. After much consultation with state, federal, and private interests, a project proposal based on this agenda was prepared and resulted in this Study. The general objective of the Study was to develop GIS-T server net prototypes supporting the ISTEA requirements for transportation planning and management and monitoring systems. This objective can be further qualified to: (1) Create integrated information system architectures and design requirements encompassing transportation planning activities and data. (2) Encourage the development of functional GIS-T server net prototypes. (3) Demonstrate multiple information systems implemented in a server net environment.

  12. An intelligent tutoring system for systems engineering methodologies

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    Toland, Joel Andrew

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 119 VITA . 131 FIGURE LIST OF FIGURES PAGE 3. 1 Management Overview Level for IDEFO 37 3. 2 Integration Across CDGs 41 4. 1 IDEF Tutor Architecture 46 4. 2 Graphical Browser 53 4. 3 System Librarian 56 4. 4 Example "Why" Facility Explanation.... The levels range from a management overview level through readership (model review skills), authorship (model creation), on to an advanced applications level. The management overview level provides a manager with the general picture of the method, but does...

  13. The Status and Applicability of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Montana

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    McGowen, Patrick

    passes she realizes that she is in the opposite lane. Luckily, there were no other vehicles present. She injuries in a one-vehicle accident. Howell's vehicle skidded off icy highway 200 near Rogers Pass, about 28 to battle muddy road conditions on dirt roads to get to the accident. The Help Helicopter in Billings

  14. The impact of intelligent transportation systems on supply chain management

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    Beinhaker, Ross, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Businesses are constantly searching for ways to reduce costs and increase revenue. This is a fact of life in a world where shareholder value drives corporate actions. In order to become more profitable, these businesses ...

  15. Distributed mobile platforms and applications for intelligent transportation systems

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    Gao, Jason Hao

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Smartphones are pervasive, and possess powerful processors, multi-faceted sensing, and multiple radios. However, networked mobile apps still typically use a client-server programming model, sending all shared data queries ...

  16. GIZ Sourcebook Module 4e: Intelligent Transport Systems | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdf Jump1946865°, -86.0529604°Wisconsin:FyreStorm IncLSE COMPOpen Energyc:

  17. Foundations of Artificial IntelligenceFoundations of Artificial Intelligence Introduction

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    Qu, Rong

    of Artificial Intelligence applications · Show how these systems can be used to solve practical problems · AllowRecommended Reading Negnevitsky Artificial intelligence : a guide to intelligent systems. Addison-Wesley, 2002. Good1 Foundations of Artificial IntelligenceFoundations of Artificial Intelligence Introduction

  18. Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and wind...

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    for road transport, flexible power systems and wind power (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Electricity for road transport, flexible power systems and...

  19. UNIVERSITY of NEW HAMPSHIRE Evolving Sustainable Transportation Systems

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    Rhode Island, University of

    Transportation Systems After heat and electricity, UNH fleet fuel consumption (direct) and personal commuting with a series of institutional practices, data collection, transportation system choices, demonstration of new

  20. Drexel University Autonomous Systems Lab Intelligent Near-Earth UAVs

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    Oh, Paul

    that the current DOD inventory of airborne intelligence platforms or programmed procurement of additional assets of Amtrak 30th Street Station, Philadelphia · Fixed vs. mobile camera · Single vs. multiple view · Human vs FoldDucts Stack Fold to Fit in HMMWV Bedto Fit in HMMWV Bed 112 lb Weight Empty (2 X Man Lift)112 lb

  1. A Framework for a General Purpose Intelligent Control System for Particle Accelerators. Phase II Final Report

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    Dr. Robert Westervelt; Dr. William Klein; Dr. Michael Kroupa; Eric Olsson; Rick Rothrock

    1999-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Vista Control Systems, Inc. has developed a portable system for intelligent accelerator control. The design is general in scope and is thus configurable to a wide range of accelerator facilities and control problems. The control system employs a multi-layer organization in which knowledge-based decision making is used to dynamically configure lower level optimization and control algorithms.

  2. A DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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    Auslander, David; Culler, David; Wright, Paul; Lu, Yan; Piette, Mary

    2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the 2.5 year Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) project was to reduce peak electricity load of Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley by 30% while maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the occupants. We sought to bring together both central and distributed control to provide “deep” demand response1 at the appliance level of the building as well as typical lighting and HVAC applications. This project brought together Siemens Corporate Research and Siemens Building Technology (the building has a Siemens Apogee Building Automation System (BAS)), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (leveraging their Open Automated Demand Response (openADR), Auto-­Demand Response, and building modeling expertise), and UC Berkeley (related demand response research including distributed wireless control, and grid-­to-­building gateway development). Sutardja Dai Hall houses the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), which fosters collaboration among industry and faculty and students of four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz). The 141,000 square foot building, occupied in 2009, includes typical office spaces and a nanofabrication laboratory. Heating is provided by a district heating system (steam from campus as a byproduct of the campus cogeneration plant); cooling is provided by one of two chillers: a more typical electric centrifugal compressor chiller designed for the cool months (Nov-­ March) and a steam absorption chiller for use in the warm months (April-­October). Lighting in the open office areas is provided by direct-­indirect luminaries with Building Management System-­based scheduling for open areas, and occupancy sensors for private office areas. For the purposes of this project, we focused on the office portion of the building. Annual energy consumption is approximately 8053 MWh; the office portion is estimated as 1924 MWh. The maximum peak load during the study period was 1175 kW. Several new tools facilitated this work, such as the Smart Energy Box, the distributed load controller or Energy Information Gateway, the web-­based DR controller (dubbed the Central Load-­Shed Coordinator or CLSC), and the Demand Response Capacity Assessment & Operation Assistance Tool (DRCAOT). In addition, an innovative data aggregator called sMAP (simple Measurement and Actuation Profile) allowed data from different sources collected in a compact form and facilitated detailed analysis of the building systems operation. A smart phone application (RAP or Rapid Audit Protocol) facilitated an inventory of the building’s plug loads. Carbon dioxide sensors located in conference rooms and classrooms allowed demand controlled ventilation. The extensive submetering and nimble access to this data provided great insight into the details of the building operation as well as quick diagnostics and analyses of tests. For example, students discovered a short-­cycling chiller, a stuck damper, and a leaking cooling coil in the first field tests. For our final field tests, we were able to see how each zone was affected by the DR strategies (e.g., the offices on the 7th floor grew very warm quickly) and fine-­tune the strategies accordingly.

  3. Towards Embedded Wireless-Networked Intelligent Daylighting Systems for Commercial Buildings

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Towards Embedded Wireless-Networked Intelligent Daylighting Systems for Commercial Buildings Yao, daylighting systems are not widely used in the commercial office building. Barriers prohibiting adoption) `Smart Dust motes' wireless platforms is explored. Due to their small size, they can be placed directly

  4. Intelligent Residential Air-Conditioning System with Smart-Grid Functionality

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 Intelligent Residential Air-Conditioning System with Smart-Grid Functionality Auswin George residential air-conditioning (A/C) system controller that has smart grid functionality. The qualifier, conditional on anticipated retail energy prices. The term "smart- grid functionality" means that retail energy

  5. Swarm Intelligence and the Holonic Paradigm: A Promising Symbiosis for a Medical Diagnostic System

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    Ulieru, Mihaela

    Swarm Intelligence and the Holonic Paradigm: A Promising Symbiosis for a Medical Diagnostic System intelli- gence to structure knowledge in holonic patterns is presented. The system sets up on an alliance techniques with the holonic #12;paradigm (see [1], [2] for the first papers proposing the idea of a holonic

  6. Systems for home automation are a necessary component for intelligent smart homes applications.

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    Dobson, Simon

    Abstract Systems for home automation are a necessary component for intelligent smart homes. Introduction Whilst a number of automation systems for smart homes are available commercially, their use of competing (and often closed) standards and protocols can impede the creation of "smart homes" in which large

  7. Not planning a sustainable transport system

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    Finnveden, Göran, E-mail: goran.finnveden@abe.kth.se; Åkerman, Jonas

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of the Swedish transport policy is to ensure the economically efficient and sustainable provision of transport services for people and business throughout the country. More specifically, the transport sector shall, among other things, contribute to the achievement of environmental quality objectives in which the development of the transport system plays an important role in the achievement of the objectives. The aim of this study is to analyse if current transport planning supports this policy. This is done by analysing two recent cases: the National Infrastructure Plan 2010–2021, and the planning of Bypass Stockholm, a major road investment. Our results show that the plans are in conflict with several of the environmental quality objectives. Another interesting aspect of the planning processes is that the long-term climate goals are not included in the planning processes, neither as a clear goal nor as factor that will influence future transport systems. In this way, the long-term sustainability aspects are not present in the planning. We conclude that the two cases do not contribute to a sustainable transport system. Thus, several changes must be made in the processes, including putting up clear targets for emissions. Also, the methodology for the environmental assessments needs to be further developed and discussed. - Highlights: • Two cases are studied to analyse if current planning supports a sustainable transport system. • Results show that the plans are in conflict with several of the environmental quality objectives. • Long-term climate goals are not included in the planning processes. • Current practices do not contribute to a sustainable planning processes. • Methodology and process for environmental assessments must be further developed and discussed.

  8. Alternative battery systems for transportation uses

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    Michael Thackeray

    2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne Distinguished Fellow Michael Thackeray highlights the need for alternative battery systems for transportation uses. Such systems will not only need to be smaller, lighter and more energy dense, but also able to make electric vehicles more competitive with internal combustion engine vehicles.

  9. Alternative battery systems for transportation uses

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    Michael Thackeray

    2012-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne Distinguished Fellow Michael Thackeray highlights the need for alternative battery systems for transportation uses. Such systems will not only need to be smaller, lighter and more energy dense, but also able to make electric vehicles more competitive with internal combustion engine vehicles.

  10. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE94)

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    Kuipers, Benjamin

    of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE­94) Langhorne, PA: Gordon and Breech Science Publishers

  11. Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl

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    Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl 865-946-1475 865-946-1236 Center for Transportation Analysis News Oak Ridge National to members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Transportation Center. The purpose

  12. Power system fault analysis based on intelligent techniques and intelligent electronic device data

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    Luo, Xu

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    techniques including expert systems, fuzzy logic and Petri-nets, as well as data from remote terminal units (RTUs) of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and digital protective relays have been explored and utilized to fufill...

  13. System design and dynamic signature identification for intelligent energy management in residential buildings.

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    Jang, Jaehwi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Intelligent Energy Management in Residential Buildingsfor Intelligent Energy Management in Residential Buildingsthat can provide autonomous energy management to residential

  14. Visitor perceptions of alternative transportation systems and intelligent transportation systems in national parks

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    Dilworth, Virginia Ann

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    into their home this summer for a far longer stay than they had expected. Bless you! Finally, I must thank the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maine - Presque Isle. Their support and understanding during this past and very crazy year... this relationship (see figure 2-1). The affect refers to the emotions reflected toward the object. Cognition is the object, the belief or idea. Behavior, as described by Iso-Ahola (1990), is the ?predisposition toward action? (p. 251). Most definitions focus...

  15. An Artificial Intelligence system to help the player of Real-Time Strategy games Renato L. de Freitas Cunha Luiz Chaimowicz

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    Chaimowicz, Luiz

    An Artificial Intelligence system to help the player of Real-Time Strategy games Renato L. de propose and develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that helps the player during the game, giving and develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that helps the player during the game, giving him tactical

  16. Vapor-phase heat-transport system

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    Hedstrom, J.C.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A vapor-phase heat-transport system is being tested in one of the passive test cells at Los Alamos. The system consists of one selective-surface collector and a condenser inside a water storage tank. The refrigerant, R-11, can be returned to the collector by gravity or with a pump. Results from several operating configurations are presented, together with a comparison with other passive systems. A new self-pumping concept is presented.

  17. www.mnltap.umn.edu The trusted resource for Minnesota's local transportation agencies Fall 2009 Vol. 17, No. 4 COMMUNICATIONS

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    Minnesota, University of

    , signage, and storm water best management practices. Intelligent transportation systems: helping local paths to work zones. Two new topics were recently added: pavements and vegetation management. Clicking

  18. Intelligent system design with fixed-base simulation validation for general aviation 

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    Rong, Jie; Ding, Yuanyuan; Valasek, J.; Painter, John H.

    2003-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Proceedmgs of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control Houston Texas *October 5-8.2003 Intelligent System Design with Fixed-Base S imu 1 at i on Va 1 i d a t i on for G en er a 1 Av i at i on Jie Rong Yuanyuan Ding John... Commander 700, which is a light twin-engine, typical CA aircraft. This simulation model also possesses a three-axis autopilot with gain scheduling 0-7803-7891-1/03/$17.00 0 2003 IEEE 580 Authorized licensed use limited to: Texas A M University...

  19. Intelligent Daylight Panel Control System based on Fuzzy Control for Green Buildings

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    T. C. Kuo; J. S. Lin; Y. Takeuchi; Y. J. Huang

    Abstract—This paper proposes an intelligent daylight panel control system based on fuzzy control theory for green buildings. The goal of this research is to automatically modulate sunlight efficiently and to enhance the quality of interior illuminations, thus reducing the need for artificial lighting and conserving energy. Daylight panels are typically installed on the outside of windows. By applying the proposed fuzzy controller, the reflection angle of daylight panels could be adjusted and optimized so that interior illuminative quality is improved and energy-saving is achieved at the same time. Index Terms—daylight panel, intelligent control, fuzzy control. I.

  20. Transportation Services Fueling Operation Transportation Services has installed a software system that will facilitate fueling of

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    Transportation Services Fueling Operation Transportation Services has installed a software system into this system. All University vehicles that wish to fuel at UH M noa Transportation Services will be required the application below and submit your application to Transportation Services before attempting to fuel your

  1. Ion transport membrane module and vessel system

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    Stein, VanEric Edward (Allentown, PA); Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Chen, Christopher M. (Allentown, PA); Armstrong, Phillip Andrew (Orefield, PA); Wahle, Harold W. (North Canton, OH); Ohrn, Theodore R. (Alliance, OH); Kneidel, Kurt E. (Alliance, OH); Rackers, Keith Gerard (Louisville, OH); Blake, James Erik (Uniontown, OH); Nataraj, Shankar (Allentown, PA); van Doorn, Rene Hendrik Elias (Obersulm-Willsbach, DE); Wilson, Merrill Anderson (West Jordan, UT)

    2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    An ion transport membrane system comprising (a) a pressure vessel having an interior, an exterior, an inlet, and an outlet; (b) a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and arranged in series, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide ceramic material and having an interior region and an exterior region, wherein any inlet and any outlet of the pressure vessel are in flow communication with exterior regions of the membrane modules; and (c) one or more gas manifolds in flow communication with interior regions of the membrane modules and with the exterior of the pressure vessel.The ion transport membrane system may be utilized in a gas separation device to recover oxygen from an oxygen-containing gas or as an oxidation reactor to oxidize compounds in a feed gas stream by oxygen permeated through the mixed metal oxide ceramic material of the membrane modules.

  2. Ion transport membrane module and vessel system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Stein, VanEric Edward (Allentown, PA); Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Chen, Christopher M. (Allentown, PA); Armstrong, Phillip Andrew (Orefield, PA); Wahle, Harold W. (North Canton, OH); Ohrn, Theodore R. (Alliance, OH); Kneidel, Kurt E. (Alliance, OH); Rackers, Keith Gerard (Louisville, OH); Blake, James Erik (Uniontown, OH); Nataraj, Shankar (Allentown, PA); Van Doorn, Rene Hendrik Elias (Obersulm-Willsbach, DE); Wilson, Merrill Anderson (West Jordan, UT)

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An ion transport membrane system comprising (a) a pressure vessel having an interior, an exterior, an inlet, and an outlet; (b) a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and arranged in series, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide ceramic material and having an interior region and an exterior region, wherein any inlet and any outlet of the pressure vessel are in flow communication with exterior regions of the membrane modules; and (c) one or more gas manifolds in flow communication with interior regions of the membrane modules and with the exterior of the pressure vessel. The ion transport membrane system may be utilized in a gas separation device to recover oxygen from an oxygen-containing gas or as an oxidation reactor to oxidize compounds in a feed gas stream by oxygen permeated through the mixed metal oxide ceramic material of the membrane modules.

  3. CIMSA 2005 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    practices identification and analysis based on soft computing techniques. Using this new methodology "best of this methodology to a problem in the petroleum industry is presented. Keywords ­ Soft Computing, Best PracticesCIMSA 2005 ­ IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems

  4. Control and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2007 REDUCED ORDER KALMAN FILTERING

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    Simon, Dan

    Control and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2007 REDUCED ORDER KALMAN FILTERING WITHOUT MODEL REDUCTION D. Simon* Abstract This paper presents an optimal discrete time reduced order Kalman filter of the estimation error covariance. Key Words Kalman filter, state estimatioh, order reduction 1. Introduction

  5. An Intelligent Multi Agent System for Integrated Control & Asset Management of Petroleum Production Facilities

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    Taylor, James H.

    An Intelligent Multi Agent System for Integrated Control & Asset Management of Petroleum Production control and asset management for the petroleum industry is crucial for profitable oil and gas facilities equipment, enhance safety, and improve product quality. Many research studies proposed different

  6. Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy

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    for about 70 percent of electricity use. To address energy security issues and environmental concerns&R International, 2011). To address energy security and environmental concerns there is an urgent needLBNL-5894E Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations

  7. UW -Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems 1 1-D Heat Flow Measurement

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    Taya, Minoru

    : Calibrate Seebeck Coefficient for TFTC(Thin Film Thermocouples) x y Heater (70°C) Water (19°C) #12;UW ANSYS Simulation Used Data Water Temp. 2 Measured Temp. (Channel 14, 15) Heater size Assumption. Factor 2.258 #12;UW - Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems 3 2-D Heat Flow Measurement x y Heater

  8. Ris Energy Report 8 The intelligent energy system infrastructure for the future

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    Risø Energy Report 8 The intelligent energy system infrastructure for the future Risø-R-1695(EN) September 2009 Edited by Hans Larsen and Leif Sønderberg Petersen #12;Risø Energy Report 8 Edited by Hans Larsen and Leif Sønderberg Petersen, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Technical University

  9. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems 18 (2007) 157169 157 Hierarchical fuzzy filter method for

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    Lu, Bao-Liang

    statistics and pattern recognition. So far, most methods of feature selection focus on supervised data where One of the key problems that arise in a great va- riety of fields, including pattern recognitionJournal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems 18 (2007) 157­169 157 IOS Press Hierarchical fuzzy filter

  10. Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle and implementation of automated transportation decision support models for the scheduling and routing of cargo

  11. Contaminant Transport in Municipal Water Systems

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    Stockie, John

    Chapter 1 Contaminant Transport in Municipal Water Systems Presented at the 3rd PIMS Industrial the inverse problem. We begin in the following sections with an overview of the physics of ow in water forcing to raise the hydraulic head of the water in the network. The nodes are either junctions, tanks

  12. Liners for ion transport membrane systems

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Miller, Christopher Francis (Macungie, PA)

    2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion transport membrane system comprising (a) a pressure vessel comprising an interior, an exterior, an inlet, an inlet conduit, an outlet, and an outlet conduit; (b) a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and arranged in series, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide ceramic material and having an interior region and an exterior region, wherein the inlet and the outlet of the pressure vessel are in flow communication with exterior regions of the membrane modules; (c) a gas manifold having an interior surface wherein the gas manifold is in flow communication with the interior region of each of the planar ion transport membrane modules and with the exterior of the pressure vessel; and (d) a liner disposed within any of the inlet conduit, the outlet conduit, and the interior surface of the gas manifold.

  13. Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl

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    Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl 865-946-1475 865-946-1236 Center for Transportation Analysis News Oak Ridge National, during the Chairman's Luncheon at the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting

  14. Heat transport system, method and material

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Musinski, D.L.

    1987-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A heat transport system, method and composite material are disclosed in which a plurality of hollow spherical shells or microspheres having an outside diameter of less than or equal to 500 microns are encapsulated or embedded within a bulk material. Each shell has captured therein a volatile working fluid, such that each shell operates as a microsized heat pipe for conducting heat through the composite structure. 1 fig.

  15. Michael Beetz, Moritz Tenorth, Dejan Pangercic, Benjamin Pitzer Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universitat Munchen and Bosch RTC

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    Michael Beetz, Moritz Tenorth, Dejan Pangercic, Benjamin Pitzer Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen and Bosch RTC {beetz,tenorth,pangercic}@cs.tum.edu, Benjamin

  16. Alamo Area Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan

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    Alamo Area Council of Governments

    2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    for the technology, through New Freedom or FTA?s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiatives. Coordination Task No. 2 ? Coordinating Services between ART and VIA This task calls for direct connections between ART and VIA at a variety of transfer... for the technology, through New Freedom or FTA?s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiatives. Coordination Task No. 2 ? Coordinating Services between ART and VIA This task calls for direct connections between ART and VIA at a variety of transfer...

  17. CE 668 Urban Public Transportation Systems Reading List

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 CE 668 Urban Public Transportation Systems Reading List General Reference Alan Black, Urban Mass Transportation Planning. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. Canadian Urban Transit Association, The Canadian Transit.), Public Transportation. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1992. Vukan Vuchic, Urban Public Transportation

  18. INTELLIGENT ENGINEERING

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    Wehenkel, Louis

    CPSPP'97 ­ IFAC/CIGRE SYMPOSIUM ON CONTROL OF POWER SYSTEMS AND POWER PLANTS TUTORIAL COURSE ON INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND THEIR POWER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS AUTOMATIC LEARNING APPLICATIONS TO DSA Learning) THEN (class=stable) Automatic Louis WEHENKEL University of Liâ?? ege ­ Belgium Final version of the course notes

  19. Knowledge-based intelligent controller architecture for a real-time dynamic system

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    Glass, Emily Ann

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Painter (Chair ol' Committee) c L C c Sallie Sheppard (iVIember) Shiping Li (3''Iernber) Karen Watson (itlember) Jo Howze (flea d of Department) ivlay 1990 ABSTRACT Ifnov, ledge-Base&i Intelligent Controller Architecturr. for a Real... of the Power System 'vlodel 1. The Circuit Itlodel 2. Continuous-Time State Analysis 3. Discretization 4. Feedback o. Simulation Peculis, rities . . 9 . . . 9 . . . 19 . . . 30 . 33 III. IIvIPLEUIEVTATIOrV OF THE ItVTELLIGEXT CONTROLLER . . . . . 39...

  20. Use of Computational Intelligence in Illumination Systems Searching Energetic Efficiency 

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    Silva, I.; Tostes, M. E.; Silva, R.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To foment the study of methodologies to project and control efficient illumination systems, aiming at the reduction of energy consumption and optimal performance of illumination systems. Applying artificial neural networks to determine the luminance...

  1. Intelligent Building Control System for EPBD Certification Support 

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    Kabele, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tools that support additional aspects of the commissioning process, including new control system for building energy services. The paper is focused on specification of new function of building control system, providing information...

  2. Proceedings of the Workshop on software tools for distributed intelligent control systems

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    Herget, C.J. (ed.)

    1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Workshop on Software Tools for Distributed Intelligent Control Systems was organized by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the United States Army Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The goals of the workshop were to the identify the current state of the art in tools which support control systems engineering design and implementation, identify research issues associated with writing software tools which would provide a design environment to assist engineers in multidisciplinary control design and implementation, formulate a potential investment strategy to resolve the research issues and develop public domain code which can form the core of more powerful engineering design tools, and recommend test cases to focus the software development process and test associated performance metrics. Recognizing that the development of software tools for distributed intelligent control systems will require a multidisciplinary effort, experts in systems engineering, control systems engineering, and compute science were invited to participate in the workshop. In particular, experts who could address the following topics were selected: operating systems, engineering data representation and manipulation, emerging standards for manufacturing data, mathematical foundations, coupling of symbolic and numerical computation, user interface, system identification, system representation at different levels of abstraction, system specification, system design, verification and validation, automatic code generation, and integration of modular, reusable code.

  3. advanced rural transportation systems: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Systems 1999 McGowen, Patrick 7 Functional And Interface Requirements For Advanced Public Transportation Systems University of California eScholarship Repository Summary:...

  4. Fact Sheet: Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and hierarchical security layer specific to intelligent grid design Intelligent power grids are interdependent energy management systems- encompassing generation,...

  5. Transfers and path choice in urban public transport systems

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    Guo, Zhan, 1973-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transfers are endemic in public transport systems. Empirical evidence shows that a large portion of public transport journeys involve at least one change of vehicles, and that the transfer experience significantly affects ...

  6. aircraft transportation system: Topics by E-print Network

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

    737-800 commercial transport aircraft) Boeing,2 Lockheed-Martin,3 Northrop-Grumman,4 Raytheon,5 and BAE Systems6 all include some version de Weck, Olivier L. 167 Transport...

  7. c~ Intelligent Systems NORI~. ItOLI,AND

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    Pal, Sankar Kumar

    , and optimization [6], job shop scheduling [7], classifier systems [8] etc. was studied extensively. The power of GAs lies in their ability to encode complex information and parameters of the search space in simple

  8. Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing

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    Skinner, Rebecca Elizabeth

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bartee, T. , ed. Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence:Bartee, T. , ed. Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence:Bartee, T. , ed. Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence:

  9. Innovative technology summary report: Transportable vitrification system

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    NONE

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the end of the cold war, many of the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) major nuclear weapons facilities refocused their efforts on finding technically sound, economic, regulatory compliant, and stakeholder acceptable treatment solutions for the legacy of mixed wastes they had produced. In particular, an advanced stabilization process that could effectively treat the large volumes of settling pond and treatment sludges was needed. Based on this need, DOE and its contractors initiated in 1993 the EM-50 sponsored development effort required to produce a deployable mixed waste vitrification system. As a consequence, the Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) effort was undertaken with the primary requirement to develop and demonstrate the technology and associated facility to effectively vitrify, for compliant disposal, the applicable mixed waste sludges and solids across the various DOE complex sites. After 4 years of development testing with both crucible and pilot-scale melters, the TVS facility was constructed by Envitco, evaluated and demonstrated with surrogates, and then successfully transported to the ORNL ETTP site and demonstrated with actual mixed wastes in the fall of 1997. This paper describes the technology, its performance, the technology applicability and alternatives, cost, regulatory and policy issues, and lessons learned.

  10. Integrated Hydrogen and Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation for the California Department of Transportation

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    Lipman, Timothy; Shaheen, Susan

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    gas (LNG), 85 percent ethanol (E85), electric, biodiesel,vehicle E85 = a fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol

  11. Journal of Decision Systems. A cooperative intelligent decision support

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    Winckler, Marco Antonio Alba

    combustion is one of the most critical systems for the good functioning of GLZ-I oil plant. It has a high combustion management based on a distributed architecture Abdelkader Adla*,** -- Jean-Luc Soubie*-- Pascale, Distributed DSS. RESUME: Le système de gestion de combustion des chaudières est un des systèmes les plus

  12. An Intelligent Software Agent Framework for Decision Support Systems Development

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    Moraitis, Pavlos

    specialists and the mediation between users and artificial agents, in order to allow users to control of a complex system through multiple layers proposed in control theory Mesarovic et al. (1970). Therefore a methodological point of view, we believe that this consideration facilitates the conception and the design

  13. Intelligent Robotic Systems Jana Kosecka, 4444 Research II

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    Kosecka, Jana

    Systems AGV's - automated guided vehicles AUV's - automated unmanned vehicles #12;Applications - Space for samples of meteorites · Volcanos ­ analyze gas samples from volcanos #12;Applications: Underwater robotics ­ length about 25 cm · Sensors ­ color camera ­ stereo microphone 1 #12;#12;APPLICATIONS ­ Unmanned Aerial

  14. Published at the Second International Conference on ``Intelligent Systems Engineering'', Hamburg, Sept. 1994. APPLICATION OF FUZZY LOGIC AND NEURAL NETWORK TO THE CONTROL OF A FLAME

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    Published at the Second International Conference on ``Intelligent Systems Engineering'', Hamburg, Germany 1 INTRODUCTION For optimal control of a combustion process, which is normally highly nonlinear

  15. Convective heat transport in geothermal systems

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    Lippmann, M.J.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

    1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most geothermal systems under exploitation for direct use or electrical power production are of the hydrothermal type, where heat is transferred essentially by convection in the reservoir, conduction being secondary. In geothermal systems, buoyancy effects are generally important, but often the fluid and heat flow patterns are largely controlled by geologic features (e.g., faults, fractures, continuity of layers) and location of recharge and discharge zones. During exploitation, these flow patterns can drastically change in response to pressure and temperature declines, and changes in recharge/discharge patterns. Convective circulation models of several geothermal systems, before and after start of fluid production, are described, with emphasis on different characteristics of the systems and the effects of exploitation on their evolution. Convective heat transport in geothermal fields is discussed, taking into consideration (1) major geologic features; (2) temperature-dependent rock and fluid properties; (3) fracture- versus porous-medium characteristics; (4) single- versus two-phase reservoir systems; and (5) the presence of noncondensible gases.

  16. Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory system. Phase 1

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    Finger, S.M.; Keith, V.F.; Spertzel, R.O.; De Avila, J.C.; O`Donnell, M.; Vann, R.L.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This developmental effort clearly shows that a Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory System is a worthwhile and achievable goal. The RTAL is designed to fully analyze (radioanalytes, and organic and inorganic chemical analytes) 20 samples per day at the highest levels of quality assurance and quality control. It dramatically reduces the turnaround time for environmental sample analysis from 45 days (at a central commercial laboratory) to 1 day. At the same time each RTAL system will save the DOE over $12 million per year in sample analysis costs compared to the costs at a central commercial laboratory. If RTAL systems were used at the eight largest DOE facilities (at Hanford, Savannah River, Fernald, Oak Ridge, Idaho, Rocky Flats, Los Alamos, and the Nevada Test Site), the annual savings would be $96,589,000. The DOE`s internal study of sample analysis needs projects 130,000 environmental samples requiring analysis in FY 1994, clearly supporting the need for the RTAL system. The cost and time savings achievable with the RTAL system will accelerate and improve the efficiency of cleanup and remediation operations throughout the DOE complex.

  17. Transportation Policy Analysis and Systems Planning Fall 2009/2010

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    SYLLABUS WWS 527a Transportation Policy Analysis and Systems Planning Fall 2009/2010 Course Description Part 1. Perspective on the Transportation Sector of the Economy: Its Function, Its Players, Its of Course Elements of the transportation sector of the economy, the player, the technologies

  18. Intelligent Vehicle Systems: A 4D/RCS Approach

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    Madhavan, Raj [ORNL

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This book presents new research on autonomous mobility capabilities and shows how technological advances can be anticipated in the coming two decades. An in-depth description is presented on the theoretical foundations and engineering approaches that enable these capabilities. Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the 4D/RCS reference model architecture and design methodology that has proven successful in guiding the development of autonomous mobility systems. Chapters 2 through 7 provide more detailed descriptions of research that has been conducted and algorithms that have been developed to implement the various aspects of the 4D/RCS reference model architecture and design methodology. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss applications, performance measures, and standards. Chapter 10 provides a history of Army and DARPA research in autonomous ground mobility. Chapter 11 provides a perspective on the potential future developments in autonomous mobility.

  19. Protecting Intelligent Distributed Power Grids Against Cyber...

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

    will help protect intelligent distributed power grids from cyber attacks. Intelligent power grids are interdependent energy management systems-encompassing generation,...

  20. Fuel cell system for transportation applications

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    Kumar, Romesh (Naperville, IL); Ahmed, Shabbir (Evanston, IL); Krumpelt, Michael (Naperville, IL); Myles, Kevin M. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A propulsion system for a vehicle having pairs of front and rear wheels and a fuel tank. An electrically driven motor having an output shaft operatively connected to at least one of said pair of wheels is connected to a fuel cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode separated by an electrolyte for producing dc power to operate the motor. A partial oxidation reformer is connected both to the fuel tank and to the fuel cell receives hydrogen-containing fuel from the fuel tank and water and air and for partially oxidizing and reforming the fuel with water and air in the presence of an oxidizing catalyst and a reforming catalyst to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The hydrogen-containing gas is sent from the partial oxidation reformer to the fuel cell negative electrode while air is transported to the fuel cell positive electrode to produce dc power for operating the electric motor.

  1. Fuel cell system for transportation applications

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    Kumar, R.; Ahmed, S.; Krumpelt, M.; Myles, K.M.

    1993-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A propulsion system is described for a vehicle having pairs of front and rear wheels and a fuel tank. An electrically driven motor having an output shaft operatively connected to at least one of said pair of wheels is connected to a fuel cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode separated by an electrolyte for producing dc power to operate the motor. A partial oxidation reformer is connected both to the fuel tank and to the fuel cell and receives hydrogen-containing fuel from the fuel tank and uses water and air for partially oxidizing and reforming the fuel in the presence of an oxidizing catalyst and a reforming catalyst to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The hydrogen-containing gas is sent from the partial oxidation reformer to the fuel cell negative electrode while air is transported to the fuel cell positive electrode to produce dc power for operating the electric motor. 3 figures.

  2. Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Systems Suitable For Individual or Cooperative Missions

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    Matthew O. Anderson; Mark D. McKay; Derek C. Wadsworth

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been researching autonomous unmanned vehicle systems for the past several years. Areas of research have included unmanned ground and aerial vehicles used for hazardous and remote operations as well as teamed together for advanced payloads and mission execution. Areas of application include aerial particulate sampling, cooperative remote radiological sampling, and persistent surveillance including real-time mosaic and geo-referenced imagery in addition to high resolution still imagery. Both fixed-wing and rotary airframes are used possessing capabilities spanning remote control to fully autonomous operation. Patented INL-developed auto steering technology is taken advantage of to provide autonomous parallel path swathing with either manned or unmanned ground vehicles. Aerial look-ahead imagery is utilized to provide a common operating picture for the ground and air vehicle during cooperative missions. This paper will discuss the various robotic vehicles, including sensor integration, used to achieve these missions and anticipated cost and labor savings.

  3. Intelligent Low-level RF System by Non-destructive Beam Monitoring Device for Cyclotrons

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    Malafeh, M S Sharifi Asadi; Afarideh, H; Chai, J S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project of a10MeV PET cyclotron accelerator for medical diagnosis and treatment was started at Amirkabir University of Technology in 2012. The low-level RF system of cyclotron accelerator is designed to stabilize acceleration voltage and control the resonance frequency of the cavity. In this work Intelligent Low Level Radio Frequency Circuit or ILLRF suitable for Most of the AVF cyclotron accelerators was designed by the beam monitoring device and narrow band tunable band-pass filter. In this design, for the RF phase detection does not need to signal processing by microcontroller

  4. Simulation and off-line programming at Sandia`s Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center

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    Xavier, P.G.; Fahrenholtz, J.C.; McDonald, M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center] [and others

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One role of the Intelligent Robotics and System Center (ISRC) at Sandia National Laboratories is to address certain aspects of Sandia`s mission to design, manufacture, maintain, and dismantle nuclear weapon components. Hazardous materials, devices, and environments are often involved. Because of shrinking resources, these tasks must be accomplished with a minimum of prototyping, while maintaining high reliability. In this paper, the authors describe simulation, off-line programming/planning, and related tools which are in use, under development, and being researched to solve these problems at the ISRC.

  5. air transportation system: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Traffic Control 26 Environmental policymaking for air transportation : toward an emissions trading system. Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??Aviation is at a turning...

  6. air transport system: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Traffic Control 26 Environmental policymaking for air transportation : toward an emissions trading system. Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??Aviation is at a turning...

  7. Base Technology for Radioactive Material Transportation Packaging Systems

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

    1992-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish Department of Energy (DOE) policies and responsibilities for coordinating and planning base technology for radioactive material transportation packaging systems.

  8. Equilibrium and transport properties of constrained systems

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    Debasish Chaudhuri

    2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems under external confinement and constraints often show interesting properties. In this thesis, we study some systems under external confinement. We begin by finding out the probability distribution of end-to-end separation of a Worm Like Chain (WLC) polymer whose ends are positionally (and orientationally) constrained. We use Monte-Carlo simulations (MC) and a theoretical mapping of the WLC to a quantum particle moving on the surface of an unit sphere to find multimodality in Helmholtz ensemble as a generic signature of semi-flexibility. Secondly, we study Laser Induced Freezing using a Kosterlitz-Thouless type renormalization group calculation and a restricted MC simulation to obtain phase diagrams for Hard Disk, Soft Disk and DLVO potentials. They show very good agreement with phase diagrams simulated by other groups. Lastly, we study the strain response and failure mechanism of a two-dimensional solid confined within a hard wall channel using MC and molecular dynamics simulations. We find a reversible plastic failure through solid-smectic coexistence and observe layering transitions. Mean field calculations can capture some of these features. We study the heat transport in this system thorugh nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations and find strong signatures of the transitions. We propose a simple free volume calculation that reproduces some qualitative features of the strain response of heat current for small strains.

  9. AUTOMATIC RECONSTRUCTION OF LARGE-SCALE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR INTELLIGENT

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    Tokyo, University of

    SYSTEMS SIMULATION Khairil Azmi, Shintaro Ono, Masataka Kagesawa, Katsushi Ikeuchi Institute of Industrial important applications in ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems). This paper introduces an automatic simulations have been thought of being one of its major application areas. The development of tools

  10. Special Session Title: Intelligent Vehicle Systems Special session objectives and topics

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    Lu, Yi

    to provide a host of intelligent devices in cars that can be used in airbag control, unwelcome intrusion

  11. Intelligent Monitoring System With High Temperature Distributed Fiberoptic Sensor For Power Plant Combustion Processes

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    Kwang Y. Lee; Stuart S. Yin; Andre Boheman

    2005-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the proposed work is to develop an intelligent distributed fiber optical sensor system for real-time monitoring of high temperature in a boiler furnace in power plants. Of particular interest is the estimation of spatial and temporal distributions of high temperatures within a boiler furnace, which will be essential in assessing and controlling the mechanisms that form and remove pollutants at the source, such as NOx. The basic approach in developing the proposed sensor system is three fold: (1) development of high temperature distributed fiber optical sensor capable of measuring temperatures greater than 2000 C degree with spatial resolution of less than 1 cm; (2) development of distributed parameter system (DPS) models to map the three-dimensional (3D) temperature distribution for the furnace; and (3) development of an intelligent monitoring system for real-time monitoring of the 3D boiler temperature distribution. Under Task 1, we set up a dedicated high power, ultrafast laser system for fabricating in-fiber gratings in harsh environment optical fibers, successfully fabricated gratings in single crystal sapphire fibers by the high power laser system, and developed highly sensitive long period gratings (lpg) by electric arc. Under Task 2, relevant mathematical modeling studies of NOx formation in practical combustors. Studies show that in boiler systems with no swirl, the distributed temperature sensor may provide information sufficient to predict trends of NOx at the boiler exit. Under Task 3, we investigate a mathematical approach to extrapolation of the temperature distribution within a power plant boiler facility, using a combination of a modified neural network architecture and semigroup theory. The 3D temperature data is furnished by the Penn State Energy Institute using FLUENT. Given a set of empirical data with no analytic expression, we first develop an analytic description and then extend that model along a single axis. Extrapolation capability was demonstrated for estimating enthalpy in a power plant.

  12. INTELLIGENT MONITORING SYSTEM WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTED FIBEROPTIC SENSOR FOR POWER PLANT COMBUSTION PROCESSES

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    Kwang Y. Lee; Stuart S. Yin; Andre Boheman

    2004-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the proposed work is to develop an intelligent distributed fiber optical sensor system for real-time monitoring of high temperature in a boiler furnace in power plants. Of particular interest is the estimation of spatial and temporal distributions of high temperatures within a boiler furnace, which will be essential in assessing and controlling the mechanisms that form and remove pollutants at the source, such as NOx. The basic approach in developing the proposed sensor system is three fold: (1) development of high temperature distributed fiber optical sensor capable of measuring temperatures greater than 2000 C degree with spatial resolution of less than 1 cm; (2) development of distributed parameter system (DPS) models to map the three-dimensional (3D) temperature distribution for the furnace; and (3) development of an intelligent monitoring system for real-time monitoring of the 3D boiler temperature distribution. Under Task 1, improvement was made on the performance of in-fiber grating fabricated in single crystal sapphire fibers, test was performed on the grating performance of single crystal sapphire fiber with new fabrication methods, and the fabricated grating was applied to high temperature sensor. Under Task 2, models obtained from 3-D modeling of the Demonstration Boiler were used to study relationships between temperature and NOx, as the multi-dimensionality of such systems are most comparable with real-life boiler systems. Studies show that in boiler systems with no swirl, the distributed temperature sensor may provide information sufficient to predict trends of NOx at the boiler exit. Under Task 3, we investigate a mathematical approach to extrapolation of the temperature distribution within a power plant boiler facility, using a combination of a modified neural network architecture and semigroup theory. The 3D temperature data is furnished by the Penn State Energy Institute using FLUENT. Given a set of empirical data with no analytic expression, we first develop an analytic description and then extend that model along a single axis.

  13. Sandia National Laboratories: Transportation Energy Systems Analysis

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

    Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Biofuels and Electric Vehicles (October 5, 2010) Next Generation Biofuels and Advanced Engines for...

  14. Optimization Problems in Natural Gas Transportation Systems

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    Roger Z. Ríos-Mercado

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 2, 2015 ... Abstract: This paper provides a review on the most relevant research works conducted to solve natural gas transportation problems via pipeline ...

  15. T. Richards, G. I. Webb and N. Craske (1988). "Object-oriented Control for Intelligent Computer Assisted Learning Systems ". Page 1 of 15

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    Webb, Geoff

    Assisted Learning Systems ". Page 1 of 15 OBJECT-ORIENTED CONTROL FOR INTELLIGENT COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING SYSTEMS Tom Richards Computer Science, La Trobe University Geoff Webb Computing and Information an approach to providing a general-purpose authoring/tutoring shell for intelligent computer assisted learning

  16. Artificial intelligence technology assessment for the US Army Depot System Command

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    Pennock, K A

    1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This assessment of artificial intelligence (AI) has been prepared for the US Army's Depot System Command (DESCOM) by Pacific Northwest Laboratory. The report describes several of the more promising AI technologies, focusing primarily on knowledge-based systems because they have been more successful in commercial applications than any other AI technique. The report also identifies potential Depot applications in the areas of procedural support, scheduling and planning, automated inspection, training, diagnostics, and robotic systems. One of the principal objectives of the report is to help decisionmakers within DESCOM to evaluate AI as a possible tool for solving individual depot problems. The report identifies a number of factors that should be considered in such evaluations. 22 refs.

  17. Universal Science of Complexity: Consistent Understanding of Ecological, Living and Intelligent System Dynamics

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    Andrei P. Kirilyuk

    2014-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A major challenge of interdisciplinary description of complex system behaviour is whether real systems of higher complexity levels can be understood with at least the same degree of objective, "scientific" rigour and universality as "simple" systems of classical, Newtonian science paradigm. The problem is reduced to that of arbitrary, many-body interaction (unsolved in standard theory). Here we review its causally complete solution, the ensuing concept of complexity and applications. The discovered key properties of dynamic multivaluedness and entanglement give rise to a qualitatively new kind of mathematical structure providing the exact version of real system behaviour. The extended mathematics of complexity contains the truly universal definition of dynamic complexity, randomness (chaoticity), classification of all possible dynamic regimes, and the unifying principle of any system dynamics and evolution, the universal symmetry of complexity. Every real system has a non-zero (and actually high) value of unreduced dynamic complexity determining, in particular, "mysterious" behaviour of quantum systems and relativistic effects causally explained now as unified manifestations of complex interaction dynamics. The observed differences between various systems are due to different regimes and levels of their unreduced dynamic complexity. We outline applications of universal concept of dynamic complexity emphasising cases of "truly complex" systems from higher complexity levels (ecological and living systems, brain operation, intelligence and consciousness, autonomic information and communication systems) and show that the urgently needed progress in social and intellectual structure of civilisation inevitably involves qualitative transition to unreduced complexity understanding (we call it "revolution of complexity").

  18. An analysis of robustness and flexibility in freight transportation systems

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    Unahalekhaka, Atikhun

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Freight transportation is a complex large scale system that operates under a highly dynamic and uncertain environment. Due to the scale and complexity of the system, a highly interdependent set of decisions are made across ...

  19. Potential impacts of artificial intelligence expert systems on geothermal well drilling costs:

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    Satrape, J.V.

    1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Geothermal research Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) has as one of its goals to reduce the cost of drilling geothermal wells by 25 percent. To attain this goal, DOE continuously evaluates new technologies to determine their potential in contributing to the Program. One such technology is artifical intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that, in recent years, has begun to impact the marketplace in a number of fields. Expert systems techniques can (and in some cases, already have) been applied to develop computer-based ''advisors'' to assist drilling personnel in areas such as designing mud systems, casing plans, and cement programs, optimizing drill bit selection and bottom hole asssembly (BHA) design, and alleviating lost circulation, stuck pipe, fishing, and cement problems. Intelligent machines with sensor and/or robotic directly linked to AI systems, have potential applications in areas of bit control, rig hydraulics, pipe handling, and pipe inspection. Using a well costing spreadsheet, the potential savings that could be attributed to each of these systems was calculated for three base cases: a dry steam well at The Geysers, a medium-depth Imerial Valley well, and a deep Imperial Valley well. Based on the average potential savings to be realized, expert systems for handling lost circulations problems and for BHA design are the most likely to produce significant results. Automated bit control and rig hydraulics also exhibit high potential savings, but these savings are extremely sensitive to the assumptions of improved drilling efficiency and the cost of these sytems at the rig. 50 refs., 19 figs., 17 tabs.

  20. Scalability of the air transportation system and development of multi-airport systems : a worldwide perspective

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    Bonnefoy, Philippe A

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the growing demand for air transportation and the limited ability to increase capacity at some key points in the air transportation system, there are concerns that in the future the system will not scale to meet demand. ...

  1. Scalability of the Air Transportation System and Development of Multi-Airport Systems: A Worldwide Perspective

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    Bonnefoy, Philippe

    With the growing demand for air transportation and the limited ability to increase capacity at some key points in the air transportation system, there are concerns that in the future the system will not scale to meet demand. ...

  2. Structure-dynamics relationship in coherent transport through disordered systems

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    Stefano Mostarda; Federico Levi; Diego Prada-Gracia; Florian Mintert; Francesco Rao

    2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum transport is strongly influenced by interference with phase relations that depend sensitively on the scattering medium. Since even small changes in the geometry of the medium can turn constructive interference to destructive, a clear relation between structure and fast, efficient transport is difficult to identify. Here we present a complex network analysis of quantum transport through disordered systems to elucidate the relationship between transport efficiency and structural organization. Evidence is provided for the emergence of structural classes with different geometries but similar high efficiency. Specifically, a structural motif characterised by pair sites which are not actively participating to the dynamics renders transport properties robust against perturbations. Our results pave the way for a systematic rationalization of the design principles behind highly efficient transport which is of paramount importance for technological applications as well as to address transport robustness in natural light harvesting complexes.

  3. M.D. Lemmon, P.T. Szymanski, C.J. Bett, and P.J. Antsaklis, "Hybrid Interior Point Methods for Identification of Multiple Local Models of Intelligent Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    for Identification of Multiple Local Models of Intelligent Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-95-009, Univ of Notre Dame, September 1995," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-95-009, Univ

  4. Procurement of a fully licensed radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system

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    Adkins, H.E.; Bearden, T.E. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, N1-42, Richland, Washington 99352 (US))

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fully licensed transportation system for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators and Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Units is currently being designed and built. The system will comply with all applicable U.S. Department of Transportation regulations without the use of a DOE Alternative.'' The U.S. Department of Transportation has special double containment'' requirements for plutonium. The system packaging uses a doubly contained bell jar'' concept. A refrigerated trailer is used for cooling the high-heat payloads. The same packaging is used for both high- and low-heat payloads. The system is scheduled to be available for use by mid-1992.

  5. Procurement of a fully licensed radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system

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    Adkins, H.E.; Bearden, T.E.

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fully licensed transportation system for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators and Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Units is currently being designed and built. The system will comply with all applicable US Department of Transportation regulations without the use of a DOE Alternative.'' The US Department of Transportation has special double containment'' requirements for plutonium. The system packaging uses a doubly contained bell jar'' concept. A refrigerated trailer is used for cooling the high-heat payloads. The same packaging is used for both high- and low-heat payloads. The system is scheduled to be available for use by mid-1992. 4 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Institutue for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) Technical Report IRIS-01-404 University of Southern California, 2001

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    region S, a team of m robots R, a set of n targets O(t), and a binary vari- able In(oj(t), S) definedInstitutue for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) Technical Report IRIS-01-404 University of Southern California, 2001 Cooperative Tracking with Mobile Robots and Networked Embedded Sensors Boyoon

  7. AN INTELLIGENT SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF NON-TECHNICAL LOSSES IN TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD (TNB) MALAYSIA LOW VOLTAGE

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    Ducatelle, Frederick

    Electricity consumer dishonesty is a problem faced by all power utilities worldwide. Finding efficient. This thesis presents a new approach towards Non-Technical Loss (NTL) detection in power utilities usingAN INTELLIGENT SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF NON-TECHNICAL LOSSES IN TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD (TNB

  8. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS'2002 pp. 390-395, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2002

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    Boyer, Edmond

    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS'2002 pp. 390 goal configuration [11]. Tasks in Cartesian space are re-posed as a servo control task directly of the image features and of the unknown Cartesian pose of the camera. A linearising control in image feature

  9. Call for Papers The 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems workshop will be the tenth in a series dedicated to

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    in commercial, industrial, homeland security, and military applications. PerMIS'10 will emphasize the key role Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems. A National Science Foundation Poster Session is also being by INSPEC, Compendex, ACM Digital Library, and are released as a NIST Special Publication. In relation

  10. J. A. Stiver, P. J. Antsaklis and M. D. Lemmon , "A Logical DES Approach to the Design of Hybrid Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group,

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-93-006, Univ of Notre Dame, October 1993. #12;Controller Interface Plant r x r x Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group

  11. M. D. Lemmon and P. J. Antsaklis, "On The Stability of Logical Transitions in Hybrid Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-93-009,

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS of Logical Transitions in Hybrid Control Systems," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-93-009, Univ of Notre Dame, December 1993. #12;M. D. Lemmon and P. J

  12. Automated transportation management system (ATMS) software project management plan (SPMP)

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    Weidert, R.S., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Software Project Management plan (SPMP) is the lead planning document governing the life cycle of the ATMS and its integration into the Transportation Information Network (TIN). This SPMP defines the project tasks, deliverables, and high level schedules involved in developing the client/server ATMS software.

  13. Adaptive Methods for Modelling Transport Processes in Fractured Subsurface Systems

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    ­ discrete Galerkin method applying finite differences for the discretization in time and the StreamlineAdaptive Methods for Modelling Transport Processes in Fractured Subsurface Systems 3rd­adaptive methods for modelling transport processes in fractured rock. As a simplification, ideal tracers

  14. Intelligent Computing System for Reservoir Analysis and Risk Assessment of Red River Formation, Class Revisit

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    Sippel, Mark A.

    2002-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated software was written that comprised the tool kit for the Intelligent Computing System (ICS). The software tools in ICS are for evaluating reservoir and hydrocarbon potential from various seismic, geologic and engineering data sets. The ICS tools provided a means for logical and consistent reservoir characterization. The tools can be broadly characterized as (1) clustering tools, (2) neural solvers, (3) multiple-linear regression, (4) entrapment-potential calculator and (5) combining tools. A flexible approach can be used with the ICS tools. They can be used separately or in a series to make predictions about a desired reservoir objective. The tools in ICS are primarily designed to correlate relationships between seismic information and data obtained from wells; however, it is possible to work with well data alone.

  15. Advanced Building Efficiency Testbed Initiative/Intelligent Workplace Energy Supply System; ABETI/IWESS

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    David Archer; Frederik Betz; Yun Gu; Rong Li; Flore Marion; Sophie Masson; Ming Qu; Viraj Srivastava; Hongxi Yin; Chaoqin Zhai; Rui Zhang; Elisabeth Aslanian; Berangere Lartigue

    2008-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ABETI/IWESS is a project carried out by Carnegie Mellon's Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, the CBPD, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy/EERE, to design, procure, install, operate, and evaluate an energy supply system, an ESS, that will provide power, cooling, heating and ventilation for CBPD's Intelligent Workplace, the IW. The energy sources for this system, the IWESS, are solar radiation and bioDiesel fuel. The components of this overall system are: (1) a solar driven cooling and heating system for the IW comprising solar receivers, an absorption chiller, heat recovery exchanger, and circulation pump; (2) a bioDiesel fueled engine generator with heat recovery exchangers, one on the exhaust to provide steam and the other on the engine coolant to provide heated water; (3) a ventilation system including an enthalpy recovery wheel, an air based heat pump, an active desiccant wheel, and an air circulation fan; and (4) various convective and radiant cooling/heating units and ventilation air diffusers distributed throughout the IW. The goal of the ABETI/IWESS project is to demonstrate an energy supply system for a building space that will provide a healthy, comfortable environment for the occupants and that will reduce the quantity of energy consumed in the operation of a building space by a factor of 2 less than that of a conventional energy supply for power, cooling, heating, and ventilation based on utility power and natural gas fuel for heating.

  16. Human-Centered Public Transportation Systems for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities

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    Fischer, Gerhard

    Human-Centered Public Transportation Systems for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities -- Challenges to use mainstream public transportation systems. This project faces two unique challenges: (1) there are no true "experts" who understand all facets of public transportation system design, operation

  17. Transportation System Readiness and Resiliency Assessment Framework: Readiness and Assess Resiliency of

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Transportation System Readiness and Resiliency Assessment Framework: Readiness and Assess Resiliency of Transportation Systems (Infrastructure, Systems, Organization and Services) to Deter, Detect Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle

  18. A systems analysis of scheduled air transportation networks

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    Swan, William M.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work establishes the conditions for airline system design building from submodels of smaller aspects of air transportation. The first three sections develop submodels which then are combined in extensive numerical ...

  19. On the solute transport in an aquifer-aquitard system 

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    Bian, Aiguo

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation is composed of five chapters and three major contributions are presented in Chapter II, III and IV. Chapter I provided a review of studies on solute transport in aquifer-aquitard system. If the aquitard is considered, two...

  20. Information and decentralization in inventory, supply chain, and transportation systems

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    Roels, Guillaume

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the impact of lack of information and decentralization of decision-making on the performance of inventory, supply chain, and transportation systems. In the first part of the thesis, we study two ...

  1. TRESS: A Transportable Radioactive Effluent Solidification System

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    Sims, J. [BBN Environmental Management Ltd., Bramhall (United Kingdom). WasteChem Div.; Schneider, K. [NUKEM GmbH, Alzenau (Germany)

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes an attempt to produce a totally new concept for a transportable plant capable of encapsulating radioactive sludges and ion exchange resins, employing recently developed dewatering and mixing techniques. One of the prime aims of the investigation was to produce a plant which could handle both beta/gamma and alpha-bearing materials.

  2. Nuclear reactor heat transport system component low friction support system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wade, Elman E. (Ruffs Dale, PA)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A support column for a heavy component of a liquid metal fast breeder reactor heat transport system which will deflect when the pipes leading coolant to and from the heavy component expand or contract due to temperature changes includes a vertically disposed pipe, the pipe being connected to the heavy component by two longitudinally spaced cycloidal dovetail joints wherein the distal end of each of the dovetails constitutes a part of the surface of a large diameter cylinder and the centerlines of these large diameter cylinders intersect at right angles and the pipe being supported through two longitudinally spaced cycloidal dovetail joints wherein the distal end of each of the dovetails constitutes a part of the surface of a large diameter cylinder and the centerlines of these large diameter cylinders intersect at right angles, each of the cylindrical surfaces bearing on a flat and horizontal surface.

  3. UW-Center for Intelligent Materials and SystemsUW-Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems Design of High Energy Absorbing Materials

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Taya, Minoru

    Sintering (SPS)Porous NiTi SMA fabricated by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) #12;UW-Center for IntelligentSolid NiTi Transformation temperature (°C) Spark Plasma Processing Condition Porosity (%) Specimen SPS equipment 1mm Uniform microstructure of 13% porosity NiTi Porous NiTi SMA fabricated by Spark Plasma

  4. The application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Information Technology systems to disaster response

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    Pinelis, Lev

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disaster response operations during recent terrorist attacks and natural disasters have been a cause for concern. Lack of planning is one source of difficulties with these operations, but even if a perfect plan is agreed ...

  5. Workshop on technology issues of superconducting Maglev transportation systems

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    Wegrzyn, J.E. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Shaw, D.T. (New York State Inst. of Superconductivity, Buffalo, NY (United States))

    1991-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    There exists a critical need in the United States to improve its ground transportation system. One suggested system that offers many advantages over the current transportation infrastructure is Maglev. Maglev represents the latest evolution in very high and speed ground transportation, where vehicles are magnetically levitated, guided, and propelled over elevated guideways at speeds of 300 miles per hour. Maglev is not a new concept but is, however, receiving renewed interest. The objective of this workshop was to further promote these interest by bringing together a small group of specialists in Maglev technology to discuss Maglev research needs and to identify key research issues to the development of a successful Maglev system. The workshop was organized into four sessions based on the following technical areas: Materials, Testing, and Shielding; Magnet Design and Cryogenic Systems; Propulsion and Levitation Systems; and, System Control and Integration.

  6. Cost Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cost Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation Compressed Hydrogen and PEM Fuel Cell System Discussion Fuel Cell Tech Team FreedomCar Detroit. MI October 20, 2004 TIAX LLC Acorn Park Cambridge Estimates Task 3: Identify Opportunities for System Cost Reduction Tasks 4, 5, 6 & 7: Annual Updates Develop

  7. Vehicle remote charge-all electric transportation system

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    Parise, R.J.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of a pollution-free transportation system that utilizes technology from the defense industry combines two industries in a commercial venture. In conjunction with the abatement of pollution that an all-electric transportation system would realize, the defense industry is looking for a commercial market for the technology that it has developed over the years. This new transportation system will accomplish both these goals. To date, the most reliable electric source has been overhead tethered lines or on-ground tracks in public transportation. But these greatly reduce the convenience of route changes and are at the mercy of small traffic pattern changes which can cause traffic tie-ups. The ideal electric bus would have a completely mobile energy source, such as a battery pack. But the limited range of a battery powered vehicle has diminished its use to only specific cases. In private vehicles also, the limited range of zero-pollution battery power has reduced the desirability of all-electric transportation. The electric transportation system proposed here will eliminate these problems. Buses will be sent out on their routes with convenient in-route charging. There will be minimum route changes to accommodate vehicle recharging. The buses will have full mobility and can avoid any traffic tie-ups. The charging of these on-board electrical energy storage systems will take place via a wireless power transmission network that will be established along the roadside on existing power line (telephone) poles or new stand-alone poles that would be in conjunction with the existing poles. Radio frequency (RF) wavelengths such as a microwave or a millimeterwave system or optical frequencies (OF), a laser based system, are wireless energy transmission systems. Utilizing this means to establish a nationwide transportation system will take a technology that has been defense based and use it in a commercial application.

  8. Probabilistic on-line transportation problems with carrying-capacity constraints

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    Treleaven, Kyle (Kyle Ballantyne)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents new insights and techniques for the analysis and design of autonomous or technology-assisted ("intelligent") transportation systems. The focus is on cooperative, on-line planning and control, of a fleet ...

  9. Secondary ion collection and transport system for ion microprobe

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ward, James W. (Canoga Park, CA); Schlanger, Herbert (Simi Valley, CA); McNulty, Jr., Hugh (Santa Monica, CA); Parker, Norman W. (Camarillo, CA)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A secondary ion collection and transport system, for use with an ion microprobe, which is very compact and occupies only a small working distance, thereby enabling the primary ion beam to have a short focal length and high resolution. Ions sputtered from the target surface by the primary beam's impact are collected between two arcuate members having radii of curvature and applied voltages that cause only ions within a specified energy band to be collected. The collected ions are accelerated and focused in a transport section consisting of a plurality of spaced conductive members which are coaxial with and distributed along the desired ion path. Relatively high voltages are applied to alternate transport sections to produce accelerating electric fields sufficient to transport the ions through the section to an ion mass analyzer, while lower voltages are applied to the other transport sections to focus the ions and bring their velocity to a level compatible with the analyzing apparatus.

  10. Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently AskedEnergyIssuesEnergyTransportation Work Package Reports |Atlanta,

  11. Transportation functions of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System

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    Shappert, L.B. [ed.; Attaway, C.R.; Pope, R.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Best, R.E.; Danese, F.L. [Science Applications International Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Dixon, L.D. [Dixon (L.D.), Martinez, GA (United States); Jones, R.H. [Jones (R.H.), Los Gatos, CA (United States); Klimas, M.J. [USDOE Chicago Operations Office, Argonne, IL (United States); Peterson, R.W. [Bentz (E.J.) and Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States)

    1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the framework of Public Law 97.425 and provisions specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10 Part 961, the US Department of Energy has the responsibility to accept and transport spent fuel and high-level waste from various organizations which have entered into a contract with the federal government in a manner that protects the health and safety of the public and workers. In implementing these requirements, the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) has, among other things, supported the identification of functions that must be performed by a transportation system (TS) that will accept the waste for transport to a federal facility for storage and/or disposal. This document, through the application of system engineering principles, identifies the functions that must be performed to transport waste under this law.

  12. P. J. Antsaklis, M. D. Lemmon and J. A. Stiver, "Hybrid System Modeling and Event Identification," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-93-002,

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    ," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-93-002, Univ and Event Identification," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-93-002, Univ of Notre Dame, January 1993. #12;P. J. Antsaklis, M. D. Lemmon and J. A

  13. Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)

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    Bennett, Gisele

    . ELSYS employs an "end-to-end" approach to developing electronic warfare and other electronic systems.gtri.gatech.edu/labs CTISLATAS #12;electronic Systems Laboratory (eLSYS) Joe Brooks, Laboratory Director www

  14. Safety analysis report for packaging (onsite) sample pig transport system

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    MCCOY, J.C.

    1999-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) provides a technical evaluation of the Sample Pig Transport System as compared to the requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (RL) Order 5480.1, Change 1, Chapter III. The evaluation concludes that the package is acceptable for the onsite transport of Type B, fissile excepted radioactive materials when used in accordance with this document.

  15. Commissioning Lessons from Study of the Advanced Systems at the CMU Intelligent Workplace

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    Claridge, D. E.; Gong, X.

    A detailed study has been conducted of the performance of several innovative aspects of the Intelligent Workplace (IW) at Carnegie Mellon University, a low energy consumption building that uses radiant heating, cooling and a desiccant ventilation...

  16. Synergy Between Building Rating Systems and Design Methodology for Intelligent and Green Buildings

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    Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.

    . What is needed is a new integral design approach which enables to integrate the different aspects of green and intelligent buildings in a supportive framework during the design process. Especially the focus is on Multi Criteria Decision making within...

  17. A systems thinking approach to business intelligence solutions based on cloud computing

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    Reyes, Eumir P. (Eumir Paulo Reyes Morales)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Business intelligence is the set of tools, processes, practices and people that are used to take advantage of information to support decision making in the organizations. Cloud computing is a new paradigm for offering ...

  18. PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Discovery of Transport and Reaction

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    Linninger, Andreas A.

    .interscience.wiley.com). In distributed systems, transport phenomena coupled with chemical or metabolic reac- tions are functions of space, which can often not be achieved in the real processes. Moreover, in many biological systems and safety, their extrapolation to larger reactor dimen- sions or different configuration can become unreliable. Parameter

  19. Fabrication of catalyzed ion transport membrane systems

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Carolan, Michael Francis; Kibby, Charles Leonard

    2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Process for fabricating a catalyzed ion transport membrane (ITM). In one embodiment, an uncatalyzed ITM is (a) contacted with a non-reducing gaseous stream while heating to a temperature and for a time period sufficient to provide an ITM possessing anion mobility; (b) contacted with a reducing gaseous stream for a time period sufficient to provide an ITM having anion mobility and essentially constant oxygen stoichiometry; (c) cooled while contacting the ITM with the reducing gaseous stream to provide an ITM having essentially constant oxygen stoichiometry and no anion mobility; and (d) treated by applying catalyst to at least one of (1) a porous mixed conducting multicomponent metallic oxide (MCMO) layer contiguous with a first side of a dense layer of MCMO and (2) a second side of the dense MCMO layer. In another embodiment, these steps are carried out in the alternative order of (a), (d), (b), and (c).

  20. Engineering intracellular active transport systems as in vivo biomolecular tools.

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    Bachand, George David; Carroll-Portillo, Amanda

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Active transport systems provide essential functions in terms of cell physiology and metastasis. These systems, however, are also co-opted by invading viruses, enabling directed transport of the virus to and from the cell's nucleus (i.e., the site of virus replication). Based on this concept, fundamentally new approaches for interrogating and manipulating the inner workings of living cells may be achievable by co-opting Nature's active transport systems as an in vivo biomolecular tool. The overall goal of this project was to investigate the ability to engineer kinesin-based transport systems for in vivo applications, specifically the collection of effector proteins (e.g., transcriptional regulators) within single cells. In the first part of this project, a chimeric fusion protein consisting of kinesin and a single chain variable fragment (scFv) of an antibody was successfully produced through a recombinant expression system. The kinesin-scFv retained both catalytic and antigenic functionality, enabling selective capture and transport of target antigens. The incorporation of a rabbit IgG-specific scFv into the kinesin established a generalized system for functionalizing kinesin with a wide range of target-selective antibodies raised in rabbits. The second objective was to develop methods of isolating the intact microtubule network from live cells as a platform for evaluating kinesin-based transport within the cytoskeletal architecture of a cell. Successful isolation of intact microtubule networks from two distinct cell types was demonstrated using glutaraldehyde and methanol fixation methods. This work provides a platform for inferring the ability of kinesin-scFv to function in vivo, and may also serve as a three-dimensional scaffold for evaluating and exploiting kinesin-based transport for nanotechnological applications. Overall, the technology developed in this project represents a first-step in engineering active transport system for in vivo applications. Further development could potentially enable selective capture of intracellular antigens, targeted delivery of therapeutic agents, or disruption of the transport systems and consequently the infection and pathogenesis cycle of biothreat agents.

  1. Hybrid intelligent control scheme for air heating system using fuzzy logic and genetic algorithm

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    Thyagarajan, T.; Shanmugam, J.; Ponnavaikko, M.; Panda, R.C.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fuzzy logic provides a means for converting a linguistic control strategy, based on expert knowledge, into an automatic control strategy. Its performance depends on membership function and rule sets. In the traditional Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC) approach, the optimal membership is formed by trial-and-error method. In this paper, Genetic Algorithm (GA) is applied to generate the optimal membership function of FLC. The membership function thus obtained is utilized in the design of the Hybrid Intelligent Control (HIC) scheme. The investigation is carried out for an Air Heat System (AHS), an important component of drying process. The knowledge of the optimum PID controller designed, is used to develop the traditional FLC scheme. The computational difficulties in finding optimal membership function of traditional FLC is alleviated using GA In the design of HIC scheme. The qualitative performance indices are evaluated for the three control strategies, namely, PID, FLC and HIC. The comparison reveals that the HIC scheme designed based on the hybridization of FLC with GA performs better. Moreover, GA is found to be an effective tool for designing the FLC, eliminating the human interface required to generate the membership functions.

  2. Intelligent Bioreactor Management Information System (IBM-IS) for Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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    Paul Imhoff; Ramin Yazdani; Don Augenstein; Harold Bentley; Pei Chiu

    2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Methane is an important contributor to global warming with a total climate forcing estimated to be close to 20% that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the past two decades. The largest anthropogenic source of methane in the US is 'conventional' landfills, which account for over 30% of anthropogenic emissions. While controlling greenhouse gas emissions must necessarily focus on large CO2 sources, attention to reducing CH4 emissions from landfills can result in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions at low cost. For example, the use of 'controlled' or bioreactor landfilling has been estimated to reduce annual US greenhouse emissions by about 15-30 million tons of CO2 carbon (equivalent) at costs between $3-13/ton carbon. In this project we developed or advanced new management approaches, landfill designs, and landfill operating procedures for bioreactor landfills. These advances are needed to address lingering concerns about bioreactor landfills (e.g., efficient collection of increased CH4 generation) in the waste management industry, concerns that hamper bioreactor implementation and the consequent reductions in CH4 emissions. Collectively, the advances described in this report should result in better control of bioreactor landfills and reductions in CH4 emissions. Several advances are important components of an Intelligent Bioreactor Management Information System (IBM-IS).

  3. Pulse thermal energy transport/storage system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Weislogel, Mark M. (23133 Switzer Rd., Brookpark, OH 44142)

    1992-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A pulse-thermal pump having a novel fluid flow wherein heat admitted to a closed system raises the pressure in a closed evaporator chamber while another interconnected evaporator chamber remains open. This creates a large pressure differential, and at a predetermined pressure the closed evaporator is opened and the opened evaporator is closed. This difference in pressure initiates fluid flow in the system.

  4. artificial intelligence ai: Topics by E-print Network

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

    1628 February, 1999 A Binocular, Foveated Active Vision System Brian Scassellati MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab project at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The ac- tive...

  5. Feasibility study for a transportation operations system cask maintenance facility

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    Rennich, M.J.; Medley, L.G.; Attaway, C.R.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for the development of a waste management program for the disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste (HLW). The program will include a transportation system for moving the nuclear waste from the sources to a geologic repository for permanent disposal. Specially designed casks will be used to safely transport the waste. The cask systems must be operated within limits imposed by DOE, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Department of Transportation (DOT). A dedicated facility for inspecting, testing, and maintaining the cask systems was recommended by the General Accounting Office (in 1979) as the best means of assuring their operational effectiveness and safety, as well as regulatory compliance. In November of 1987, OCRWM requested a feasibility study be made of a Cask Maintenance Facility (CMF) that would perform the required functions. 46 refs., 16 figs., 13 tabs.

  6. Development of an analysis capability for the National Transportation System

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    Anson, D.; Nelson, R.

    1997-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to examine the Department of Transportation`s (DOT) National Transportation System (NTS) initiative, to document what has been learned, and to outline a National Transportation Network Analysis Capability (NTNAC) based on a ``TRANSIMS-like`` approach. This study was conducted over a two month period at the end of FY1997. The scope of the effort was carefully defined to accommodate the short time horizon and to provide focus to a very large analytical problem. The objectives were to: (1) define the NTS and the NTS problem; (2) identify problem characteristics; (3) describe an analytical solution based on the TRANSIMS approach; (4) identify data requirements and availability; (5) develop criteria for a scenario to be used in a prototype demonstration; and (6) select a scenario for the prototype demonstration.

  7. Corrosion-product transport in PWR secondary systems

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    Sawochka, S.G.; Copley, S.E.; Pearl, W.L.

    1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Corrosion product concentration data for the secondary systems of ten pressurized water reactors were obtained employing integrating sampling techniques. Based on these data, mass transport relations were developed for iron, copper, and nickel and employed to evaluate the effect of parameters such as blowdown, condensate polishing, operating pH and oxygen ingress on corrosion product transport and the buildup of sludge in steam generators. Several generic system designs were considered to illustrate application to plant design for the purpose of minimizing corrosion product input to generating equipment.

  8. EVermont Renewable Hydrogen Production and Transportation Fueling System

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    Garabedian, Harold T.

    2008-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A great deal of research funding is being devoted to the use of hydrogen for transportation fuel, particularly in the development of fuel cell vehicles. When this research bears fruit in the form of consumer-ready vehicles, will the fueling infrastructure be ready? Will the required fueling systems work in cold climates as well as they do in warm areas? Will we be sure that production of hydrogen as the energy carrier of choice for our transit system is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly option? Will consumers understand this fuel and how to handle it? Those are questions addressed by the EVermont Wind to Wheels Hydrogen Project: Sustainable Transportation. The hydrogen fueling infrastructure consists of three primary subcomponents: a hydrogen generator (electrolyzer), a compression and storage system, and a dispenser. The generated fuel is then used to provide transportation as a motor fuel. EVermont Inc., started in 1993 by then governor Howard Dean, is a public-private partnership of entities interested in documenting and advancing the performance of advanced technology vehicles that are sustainable and less burdensome on the environment, especially in areas of cold climates, hilly terrain and with rural settlement patterns. EVermont has developed a demonstration wind powered hydrogen fuel producing filling system that uses electrolysis, compression to 5000 psi and a hydrogen burning vehicle that functions reliably in cold climates. And that fuel is then used to meet transportation needs in a hybrid electric vehicle whose internal combustion engine has been converted to operate on hydrogen Sponsored by the DOE EERE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies (HFC&IT) Program, the purpose of the project is to test the viability of sustainably produced hydrogen for use as a transportation fuel in a cold climate with hilly terrain and rural settlement patterns. Specifically, the project addresses the challenge of building a renewable transportation energy capable system. The prime energy for this project comes from an agreement with a wind turbine operator.

  9. Transportation

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

    Transportation Home Agenda Awards Exhibitors Lodging Posters Registration Transportation Workshops Contact Us User Meeting Archives Users' Executive Committee Getting to Berkeley...

  10. Transportation

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

    Transportation Print Home Agenda Awards Exhibitors Lodging Posters Registration Transportation Workshops Contact Us User Meeting Archives Users' Executive Committee Getting to...

  11. INTELLIGENT COMPUTING SYSTEM FOR RESERVOIR ANALYSIS AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE RED RIVER FORMATION

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    Mark A. Sippel; William C. Carrigan; Kenneth D. Luff; Lyn Canter

    2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated software has been written that comprises the tool kit for the Intelligent Computing System (ICS). The software tools in ICS have been developed for characterization of reservoir properties and evaluation of hydrocarbon potential using a combination of inter-disciplinary data sources such as geophysical, geologic and engineering variables. The ICS tools provide a means for logical and consistent reservoir characterization and oil reserve estimates. The tools can be broadly characterized as (1) clustering tools, (2) neural solvers, (3) multiple-linear regression, (4) entrapment-potential calculator and (5) file utility tools. ICS tools are extremely flexible in their approach and use, and applicable to most geologic settings. The tools are primarily designed to correlate relationships between seismic information and engineering and geologic data obtained from wells, and to convert or translate seismic information into engineering and geologic terms or units. It is also possible to apply ICS in a simple framework that may include reservoir characterization using only engineering, seismic, or geologic data in the analysis. ICS tools were developed and tested using geophysical, geologic and engineering data obtained from an exploitation and development project involving the Red River Formation in Bowman County, North Dakota and Harding County, South Dakota. Data obtained from 3D seismic surveys, and 2D seismic lines encompassing nine prospective field areas were used in the analysis. The geologic setting of the Red River Formation in Bowman and Harding counties is that of a shallow-shelf, carbonate system. Present-day depth of the Red River formation is approximately 8000 to 10,000 ft below ground surface. This report summarizes production results from well demonstration activity, results of reservoir characterization of the Red River Formation at demonstration sites, descriptions of ICS tools and strategies for their application.

  12. NREL, CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS 1 Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems Analysis

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    at 2003 Future Transportation Technology Conference 7/03* Expand database of fuel cell components 9NREL, CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS 1 Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems Analysis Tony Markel, Keith Wipke, Kristina Haraldsson, Ken Kelly, Andreas Vlahinos National Renewable Energy

  13. NREL: Transportation Research - Systems Analysis and Integration

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

  14. System transition : dynamics of change in the US air transportation system

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    Mozdzanowska, Aleksandra L. (Aleksandra Ludmila), 1979-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Air Transportation System is currently facing a number of challenges including an increasing demand for travel and growing environmental requirements. In order to successfully meet future needs, the system will need ...

  15. Critical Behavior of the Thermoelectric Transport Properties in Amorphous Systems

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    Chemnitz, Technische Universität

    Critical Behavior of the Thermoelectric Transport Properties in Amorphous Systems near the Metal., London SW7 2BZ, U.K. Abstract The scaling behavior of the thermoelectric trans- port properties;, the thermoelectric power S, the thermal conductivity K and the Lorenz number L0 obey scaling. The scaling description

  16. myCopter Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Transportation Systems

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    towards a Personal Aerial Transportation System, in which vehicles would also have vertical space into account the required operational infrastructure, instead of starting with the design of a vehicle. By investigating human-machine interfaces and training, automation technologies, and socio-economic impact, the my

  17. China's Urban Transportation System: Issues and Policies Facing Cities

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    China's Urban Transportation System: Issues and Policies Facing Cities Chris Cherry WORKING PAPER UCB-ITS-VWP-2005-4 August 2005 #12;1 1. Introduction China is the most populous country in the world are on the forefront of the political and academic agenda in China and throughout the world. China has experienced

  18. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system subsystem 143 software development plan

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    King, D.A.

    1994-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan describes the activities to be performed and the controls to be applied to the process of specifying, developing, and qualifying the data acquisition software for the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System Subsystem 143 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition System (IDAS). This plan will serve as a software quality assurance plan, a verification and validation (V and V) plan, and a configuration management plan.

  19. Real time intelligent process control system for thin film solar cell manufacturing

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    George Atanasoff

    2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This project addresses the problem of lower solar conversion efficiency and waste in the typical solar cell manufacturing process. The work from the proposed development will lead toward developing a system which should be able to increase solar panel conversion efficiency by an additional 12-15% resulting in lower cost panels, increased solar technology adoption, reduced carbon emissions and reduced dependency on foreign oil. All solar cell manufacturing processes today suffer from manufacturing inefficiencies that currently lead to lower product quality and lower conversion efficiency, increased product cost and greater material and energy consumption. This results in slower solar energy adoption and extends the time solar cells will reach grid parity with traditional energy sources. The thin film solar panel manufacturers struggle on a daily basis with the problem of thin film thickness non-uniformity and other parameters variances over the deposited substrates, which significantly degrade their manufacturing yield and quality. Optical monitoring of the thin films during the process of the film deposition is widely perceived as a necessary step towards resolving the non-uniformity and non-homogeneity problem. In order to enable the development of an optical control system for solar cell manufacturing, a new type of low cost optical sensor is needed, able to acquire local information about the panel under deposition and measure its local characteristics, including the light scattering in very close proximity to the surface of the film. This information cannot be obtained by monitoring from outside the deposition chamber (as traditional monitoring systems do) due to the significant signal attenuation and loss of its scattering component before the reflected beam reaches the detector. In addition, it would be too costly to install traditional external in-situ monitoring systems to perform any real-time monitoring over large solar panels, since it would require significant equipment refurbishing needed for installation of multiple separate ellipsometric systems, and development of customized software to control all of them simultaneously. The proposed optical monitoring system comprises AccuStrata’s fiber optics sensors installed inside the thin film deposition equipment, a hardware module of different components (beyond the scope of this project) and our software program with iterative predicting capability able to control material bandgap and surface roughness as films are deposited. Our miniature fiber optics monitoring sensors are installed inside the vacuum chamber compartments in very close proximity where the independent layers are deposited (an option patented by us in 2003). The optical monitoring system measures two of the most important parameters of the photovoltaic thin films during deposition on a moving solar panel - material bandgap and surface roughness. In this program each sensor array consists of two fiber optics sensors monitoring two independent areas of the panel under deposition. Based on the monitored parameters and their change in time and from position to position on the panel, the system is able to provide to the equipment operator immediate information about the thin films as they are deposited. This DoE Supply Chain program is considered the first step towards the development of intelligent optical control system capable of dynamically adjusting the manufacturing process “on-the-fly” in order to achieve better performance. The proposed system will improve the thin film solar cell manufacturing by improving the quality of the individual solar cells and will allow for the manufacturing of more consistent and uniform products resulting in higher solar conversion efficiency and manufacturing yield. It will have a significant impact on the multibillion-dollar thin film solar market. We estimate that the financial impact of these improvements if adopted by only 10% of the industry ($7.7 Billion) would result in about $1.5 Billion in savings by 2015 (at the assumed 20% improvement). This can b

  20. Packaging and transportation system for K-Basin spent fuel

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    Kee, A.T.

    1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the cask/transportation system that was designed, procured and delivered to the Hanford K-Basin site at Richland, Washington. The performance requirements and design of the various components -- cask, trailer with cask tie-down system, and the cask operation equipment for the load-out pit -- will be discussed. The presentation will include the details of the factory acceptance testing and its results. The performance requirements for the cask/transportation system was dictated by the constraints imposed by the large number of high priority shipments and the spent fuel pool environment, and the complex interface requirements with other equipment and facility designs. The results of the testing form the basis for the conclusion that the system satisfies the site performance requirements. The cask/transportation system design was driven by the existing facility constraints and the limitations imposed by the large number of shipments over a short two-year period. This system may be useful information for other DOE facilities that may be or will be in a similar situation.

  1. An overview of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System Program

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    McCoy, J.C.; Becker, D.L. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) convert the heat generated by radioactive decay to electricity using thermocouples. RTGs have a long operating life, are reasonably lightweight, and require little or no maintenance once assembled and tested. These factors make RTGs particularly attractive for use in spacecraft. However, because RTGs contain significant quantities of radioactive materials, normally plutonium-238 and its decay products, they must be transported in packages built in accordance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71. The U.S. Department of Energy assigned the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System (RTGTS) Program to Westinghouse Hanford Company in 1988 to develop a system meeting the regulatory requirements. The program objective was to develop a transportation system that would fully comply with 10 CFR 71 while protecting RTGs from adverse environmental conditions during normal conditions of transport (e.g., shock and heat). The RTGTS is scheduled for completion in December 1996 and will be available to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration{close_quote}s Cassini mission to Saturn in October 1997. This paper provides an overview of the RTGTS and discusses the hardware being produced. Additionally, various program management innovations mandated by recent major changes in the U.S. Department of Energy structure and resources will be outlined. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  2. Abstract--Autonomic computing systems are intelligent systems that manage their own performance. An important characteristic

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    their workloads. For a complex system such as the database management system (DBMS) to be self-managing, it should be adaptive to the type of the workload put upon it. Identifying the workload type is key to tuning a DBMS that automatically recognizes the workload type and assesses each type's concentration. Since a DBMS may experience

  3. Satellite Power Systems (SPS) space transportation cost analysis and evaluation

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    None

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study is to provide a clear picture of SPS space transportation costs at the present time with respect to their accuracy as stated, the reasonableness of the methods used, the assumptions made, and the uncertainty associated with the estimates. The approach used consists of examining space transportation costs from several perspectives - to perform a variety of sensitivity analyses or reviews and examine the findings in terms of internal consistency and external comparison with analogous systems. These approaches are summarized as a theoretical and historical review including a review of stated and unstated assumptions used to derive the costs, and a performance or technical review. These reviews cover the overall transportation program as well as the individual vehicles proposed. The review of overall cost assumptions is the principal means used for estimating the cost uncertainty derived. The cost estimates used as the best current estimate are included.

  4. Performance Modeling of a Solar Driven Absorption Cooling System for Carnegie Mellon University's Intelligent Workplace

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    Masson, S. V.; Qu, M.; Archer, D. H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace (IW) is a 650 m2 (7,000 ft2) living laboratory of office space at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). The IW is involved in a project to develop, install, and test an effective solar thermal...

  5. Performance Modeling of a Solar Driven Absorption Cooling System for Carnegie Mellon University's Intelligent Workplace 

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    Masson, S. V.; Qu, M.; Archer, D. H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace (IW) is a 650 m2 (7,000 ft2) living laboratory of office space at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). The IW is involved in a project to develop, install, and test an effective solar thermal...

  6. IJE Transactions A: Basics Vol. 22, No. 1, February 2009 -89 AN INTELLIGENT SYSTEM'S APPROACH FOR

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    individual wells to create a field-wide analysis. A new technique called Intelligent Production Data Analysis, and by using a unique Fuzzy Pattern Recognition technology the results are mapped on the entire field in order to evaluate reserve estimates, pin-point optimum infill drilling locations, track fluid flow and depletion

  7. Identifying Inhabitants of an Intelligent Environment Using a GraphBased Data Mining System

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    Cook, Diane J.

    of the MavHome smart home project is to build an intelligent home environment that is aware of its­class learning version of Subdue and show some preliminary results on synthetic smart home activity data and application motivate us to construct a smart home that provides maximum comfort to its inhabitants. One use

  8. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems (AIPS), J. Hendler (ed.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Mateo, Cal., 1992.

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    Chrisman, Lonnie

    In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems 15213 chrisman@cs.cmu.edu Abstract Action models used in planning systems must necessarily in A.I. systems for planning and reasoning must necessarily be abstractions of re­ ality. The real

  9. Screening study on high temperature energy transport systems

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    Graves, R.L.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the study described in this document is to identify the options for transporting thermal energy over long distances. The study deals specifically and exclusively with high temperature (> 400/sup 0/C(752/sup 0/F)) energy for industrial use. Energy transport is seen as a potential solution to: high unit cost of small coal and nuclear steam generators, and opposition to siting of coal or nuclear plants near populated areas. The study is of a preliminary nature but covers many options including steam, molten salts, organics, and chemical heat pipes. The development status and potential problems of these and other energy transport methods are discussed. Energy transport concepts are compared on a fundamental level based on physical properties and also are subjected to an economic study. The economic study indicated that the chemical heat pipe, under a specific set of circumstances, appeared to be the least expensive for distances greater than about 32 km (20 miles). However, if the temperature of the energy was lowered, the heat transfer salt (sodium nitrate/nitrite) system would apparently be a better economic choice for less than about 80 km (50 miles). None of the options studied appear to be more attractive than small coal-fired boilers when the transport distance is over about 64 km (40 miles). Several recommendations are made for refining the analysis.

  10. Transportation

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    Vinson, Steve

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transportation in ancient Egypt entailed the use of boats2007 Land transport in Roman Egypt: A study of economics andDieter 1991 Building in Egypt: Pharaonic stone masonry. New

  11. System-of-Systems Framework for the Future Hydrogen-Based Transportation Economy: Preprint

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    Duffy, M.; Sandor, D.

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From a supply chain view, this paper traces the flow of transportation fuels through required systems and addresses the current petroleum-based economy, DOE's vision for a future hydrogen-based transportation economy, and the challenges of a massive market and infrastructure transformation.

  12. Studies in Computational Intelligence GrasSuzukiGuillet

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    , cellular automata, self- organizing systems, soft computing, fuzzy systems and hybrid intelligent systems, computer science, physics and life science, as well as the methodologies behind them. The series contains networks, connectionist systems, genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, artificial intelligence

  13. Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) User's Manual

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    Johnson, PE

    2003-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) model is used to calculate highway, rail, or waterway routes within the United States. TRAGIS is a client-server application with the user interface and map data files residing on the user's personal computer and the routing engine and network data files on a network server. The user's manual provides documentation on installation and the use of the many features of the model.

  14. From Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Arti cial Intelligence (1997). Providence, RI: AAAI Press. Machine Learning for Intelligent Systems

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    Langley, Pat

    holds interest for the broader AI research community. I also suggest some steps to encourage further gradually fragmented into many distinct communities, each concerned with a di erent facet of intelligent concentrate their energies and make more rapid progress on their own problems. But it has also led to di

  15. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Grenoble, France, September 8-12 1997 On the Modeling and Control of an

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Grenoble, France, September 8 and experiments. The models will be used for designing a controller for coordinated endpoint motion and for a real advanced control systems, enabling operators to command a machine's manipulator in Cartesian space. However

  16. 1939-1390/11/$26.002011IEEEIEEE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MAGAZINE 4 WINTER 2011 Christian Laugier,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Saint Ismier, France Christian.Laugier@inrialpes.fr John-David Yoder Ohio Northern University, OH, USA and tested on our experimental platform on a Lexus car and a driving simulator. The on-board sensors deliver to a human driver) to avoid collisions or mitigate their impact. Various successful automated maneuvers were

  17. Intelligent Potroom Operation

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    Jan Berkow; Larry Banta

    2003-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Intelligent Potroom Operation project focuses on maximizing the performance of an aluminum smelter by innovating components for an intelligent manufacturing system. The Intelligent Potroom Advisor (IPA) monitors process data to identify reduction cells exhibiting behaviors that require immediate attention. It then advises operational personnel on those heuristic-based actions to bring the cell back to an optimal operating state in order to reduce the duration and frequency of substandard reduction cell performance referred to as ''Off-Peak Modes'' (OPMs). Techniques developed to identify cells exhibiting OPMs include the use of a finite element model-based cell state estimator for defining the cell's current operating state via advanced cell noise analyses. In addition, rule induction was also employed to identify statistically significant complex behaviors that occur prior to OPMs. The intelligent manufacturing system design, concepts and formalisms developed in this project w ere used as a basis for an intelligent manufacturing system design. Future research will incorporate an adaptive component to automate continuous process improvement, a technology platform with the potential to improve process performance in many of the other Industries of the Future applications as well.

  18. Optimizing the National TRU waste system transportation program.

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    Lott, S. A. (Sheila A.); Countiss, S. (Sue)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the National TRU Waste Program (NTP) is to operate the system safely and cost-effectively, in compliance with applicable regulations and agreements, and at full capacity in a fully integrated mode. One of the objectives of the Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office (DOE/CBFO) is to complete the current Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) mission for the disposal of the nation's legacy transuranic (TRU) waste at least IO years earlier thus saving approximately %7B. The National TRU Waste Optimization Plan (1) recommends changes to accomplish this. This paper discusses the optimization of the National TRU Waste System Transportation Program.

  19. M.D. Lemmon, Xiaojun Yang and P. J. Antsaklis, "Inductive Inference of Logical DES Controllers using the L* Algorithm," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems)

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    using the L* Algorithm," Technical Report of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-94-010, Univ of Notre Dame, September 1994. #12;M.D. Lemmon, Xiaojun Yang and P. J of the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Studies of Intelligent Systems) Group, No. ISIS-94-010, Univ of Notre Dame

  20. Ligncellulosic feedstock supply systems with intermodal and overseas transportation

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    Ric Hoefnagels; Kara Cafferty; Erin Searcy; Jacob J. Jacobson; Martin Junginger; Thijs Cornelissen; Andre Faaij

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With growing demand for biomass from industrial uses and international trade, the logistic operations required to economically move the biomass from the field or forest to the end users have become increasingly complex. In addition to economics, understanding energy and GHG emissions is required to design cost effective, sustainable logistic process operations; in order to improve international supply chains it is also important to understate their interdependencies and related uncertainties. This article presents an approach to assess lignocellulosic feedstock supply systems at the operational level. For this purpose, the Biomass Logistic Model (BLM) has been linked with the Geographic Information Systems based Biomass Intermodal Transportation model (BIT-UU) and extended with inter-continental transport routes. Case studies of herbaceous and woody biomass, produced in the U.S. Midwest and U.S. Southeast, respectively, and shipped to Europe for conversion to Fischer-Tropsch (FT) diesel are included to demonstrate how intermodal transportation and, in particular, overseas shipping integrates with the bioenergy supply chains. For the cases demonstrated, biomass can be supplied at 99 € Mg-1 to 117 € Mg-1 (dry) and converted to FT-diesel at 19 € GJ-1 to 24 € GJ-1 depending on the feedstock type and location, intermediate (chips or pellets) and size of the FT-diesel production plant. With the flexibility to change the design of supply chains as well as input variables, many alternative supply chain cases can be assessed.

  1. 7. Distributed AI D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 1/12 David Keil, CSCI 400 Artificial Intelligence

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    Keil, David M.

    D. Keil Special Topics: Artificial Intelligence 1/12 2. Multi-agent systems 3. Stigmergy and self-agent) and phylogenetic (evolutionary) is adaptation by multi-agent systems D. Keil Special Topics: Artificial7. Distributed AI D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 1/12 David Keil, CSCI 400 Artificial Intelligence

  2. Feed gas contaminant control in ion transport membrane systems

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    Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Minford, Eric (Laurys Station, PA); Waldron, William Emil (Whitehall, PA)

    2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion transport membrane oxidation system comprising an enclosure having an interior and an interior surface, inlet piping having an internal surface and adapted to introduce a heated feed gas into the interior of the enclosure, and outlet piping adapted to withdraw a product gas from the interior of the enclosure; one or more planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the enclosure, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide material; and a preheater adapted to heat a feed gas to provide the heated feed gas to the inlet piping, wherein the preheater comprises an interior surface. Any of the interior surfaces of the enclosure, the inlet piping, and the preheater may be lined with a copper-containing metal lining. Alternatively, any of the interior surfaces of the inlet piping and the preheater may be lined with a copper-containing metal lining and the enclosure may comprise copper.

  3. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system safety analysis report for packaging. Volumes 1 and 2

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    Ferrell, P.C.

    1996-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This SARP describes the RTG Transportation System Package, a Type B(U) packaging system that is used to transport an RTG or similar payload. The payload, which is included in this SARP, is a generic, enveloping payload that specifically encompasses the General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) RTG payload. The package consists of two independent containment systems mounted on a shock isolation transport skid and transported within an exclusive-use trailer.

  4. Hydrogen-fueled polymer electrolyte fuel cell systems for transportation.

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    Ahluwalia, R.; Doss, E.D.; Kumar, R.

    1998-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) system that is fueled directly by hydrogen has been evaluated for transportation vehicles. The performance was simulated using a systems analysis code and a vehicle analysis code. The results indicate that, at the design point for a 50-kW PEFC system, the system efficiency is above 50%. The efficiency improves at partial load and approaches 60% at 40% load, as the fuel cell operating point moves to lower current densities on the voltage-current characteristic curve. At much lower loads, the system efficiency drops because of the deterioration in the performance of the compressor, expander, and, eventually, the fuel cell. The results also indicate that the PEFC system can start rapidly from ambient temperatures. Depending on the specific weight of the fuel cell (1.6 kg/kW in this case), the system takes up to 180s to reach its design operating conditions. The PEFC system has been evaluated for three mid-size vehicles: the 1995 Chrysler Sedan, the near-term Ford AIV (Aluminum Intensive Vehicle) Sable, and the future P2000 vehicle. The results show that the PEFC system can meet the demands of the Federal Urban Driving Schedule and the Highway driving cycles, for both warm and cold start-up conditions. The results also indicate that the P2000 vehicle can meet the fuel economy goal of 80 miles per gallon of gasoline (equivalent).

  5. The Intelligence Behind the Robotic-Enabled System | GE Global Research

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our InstagramStructureProposedPAGESafetyTed5,AuditTheImpactInforumIntelligence

  6. Real-time monitoring during transportation of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) using the radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system (RTGTS)

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    Pugh, Barry K. [EG and G Mound Applied Technologies P.O. Box 3000 Miamisburg, Ohio 45343-3000 (United States)

    1997-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) that will be used to support the Cassini mission will be transported in the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System (RTGTS). To ensure that the RTGs will not be affected during transportation, all parameters that could adversely affect RTG's performance must be monitored. The Instrumentation and Data Acquisition System (IDAS) for the RTGTS displays, monitors, and records all critical packaging and trailer system parameters. The IDAS also monitors the package temperature control system, RTG package shock and vibration data, and diesel fuel levels for the diesel fuel tanks. The IDAS alarms if any of these parameters reach an out-of-limit condition. This paper discusses the real-time monitoring during transportation of the Cassini RTGs using the RTGTS IDAS.

  7. Real-time monitoring during transportation of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) using the radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system (RTGTS)

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    Pugh, B.K. [EGG Mound Applied Technologies P.O. Box 3000 Miamisburg, Ohio45343-3000 (United States)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) that will be used to support the Cassini mission will be transported in the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System (RTGTS). To ensure that the RTGs will not be affected during transportation, all parameters that could adversely affect RTG{close_quote}s performance must be monitored. The Instrumentation and Data Acquisition System (IDAS) for the RTGTS displays, monitors, and records all critical packaging and trailer system parameters. The IDAS also monitors the package temperature control system, RTG package shock and vibration data, and diesel fuel levels for the diesel fuel tanks. The IDAS alarms if any of these parameters reach an out-of-limit condition. This paper discusses the real-time monitoring during transportation of the Cassini RTGs using the RTGTS IDAS. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  8. Hidden symmetries enhance quantum transport in Light Harvesting systems

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    Tobias Zech; Roberto Mulet; Thomas Wellens; Andreas Buchleitner

    2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    For more than 50 years we have known that photosynthetic systems harvest solar energy with almost unit {\\it quantum efficiency}. However, recent experimental evidence of {\\it quantum coherence} during the excitonic energy transport in photosynthetic organisms challenges our understanding of this fundamental biological function. Currently, and despite numerous efforts, the causal connection between coherence and efficiency is still a matter of debate. We show, through the study of extensive simulations of quantum coherent transport on networks, that three dimensional structures characterized by centro-symmetric Hamiltonians are statistically more efficient than random arrangements. Moreover, we demonstrate that the experimental data available for the electronic Hamiltonians of the Fenna-Mathew-Olson (FMO) complex of sulfur bacteria and of the crypophyte PC645 complex of marine algae are consistent with this strong correlation of centro-symmetry with quantum efficiency. These results show that what appears to be geometrically disordered complexes may well exhibit a hidden symmetry which enhances the energy transport between chromophores. We are confident that our results will motivate research to explore the properties of nearly centro-symmetric Hamiltonians in more realistic environments, and to unveil the role of symmetries for quantum effects in biology. The unravelling of such symmetries may open novel perspectives and suggest new design principles in the development of artificial devices.

  9. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build-ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and

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    Storici, Francesca

    TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build- ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and safe movement. How- ever, transportation systems by their very nature also affect the environment through operations, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities, and through the travel behaviors they encourage

  10. Multicomponent Transport of Sulfate in a Goethite-Silica Sand System

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Multicomponent Transport of Sulfate in a Goethite-Silica Sand System at Variable pH and Ionic of protons and sulfate on goethite and silica were used in combination with a one-dimensional mass-transport model to predict the transport of sulfate at variable pH and ionic strength in a goethite-silica system

  11. Research Statement of Hamsa Balakrishnan The air transportation system is a large, complex, global system that transports over 2.1 billion

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    Research Statement of Hamsa Balakrishnan The air transportation system is a large, complex, global system that transports over 2.1 billion passengers each year. Air traffic delays have become a huge to the Joint Economic Committee of the US Senate, domestic air traffic delays in 2007 cost airlines over $19

  12. Research Statement of Hamsa Balakrishnan The air transportation system is a complex, global system that transports over 2.1 billion

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    Gummadi, Ramakrishna

    is important because of the high costs of delays and pollution today, as well as the projected doubling in airResearch Statement of Hamsa Balakrishnan The air transportation system is a complex, global system that transports over 2.1 billion passengers each year. Air traffic delays have become a huge problem

  13. Natural convection heat transport in a small, HLMC reactor system

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    Spencer, B.W.; Sienicki, J.J.; Farmer, M.T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concepts are being developed and evaluated at Argonne National Laboratory for a small nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) with proliferation-resistant features targeted for export to developing countries. Here the authors are specifically investigating how simple and compact such a system can be. A heavy-liquid-metal coolant (HLMC) is being considered owing to its excellent heat transport characteristics and its relative inertness with the reference thermodynamic working fluid (water/steam). The purpose of the present work is to explore the possibility to take advantage of these HLMC characteristics by eliminating the intermediate loop needed in sodium-cooled systems and additionally eliminating the primary system coolant pumps. The criteria imposed on the system include the following: (1) low power, i.e., 300 MW(thermal); (2) small size for factory fabrication and overland transportation; (3) elimination of fuel access at the site (no refueling, fuel shuffling, nor storage at site); integral fueled module replacement at 15-yr goal interval; and (4) completion of all research and development needed for detailed prototype design within 5 yr. To accomplish the latter requirement, the authors are addressing whether existing coolant and materials technology is capable of supporting the sought-after simplifications. In this regard, they are at present considering technology developed in Russia for Pb-Bi eutectic as a reactor coolant and ferritic-martensitic stainless steel with oxide-layer corrosion protection as cladding. The figure of merit in the investigation is the peak cladding temperature insofar as the cladding technology is considered proven to {approximately}600 C.

  14. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Discuss what is meant by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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    Qu, Rong

    - Explicit Induced - Deduced Introduction to Artificial Intelligence AI Techniques Top Down - Expert Systems1 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Objectives · Discuss what is meant by Artificial intelligence · Introduce the terms to be used through the rest of the course Introduction to Artificial

  15. Symbolic diagnosis for intelligent control

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    Painter, John H.; Jowers, S.

    1988-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    power systems. The approach is to create a generic, symbolic inference engine to interpret data from real-time numerical processes. The interpreted data are then utilized by companion symbolic and numeric modules resulting in a dynamic, intelligent real...

  16. Work plan for the fabrication of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system package mounting

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    Satoh, J.A.

    1994-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) has available a dedicated system for the transportation of RTG payloads. The RTG Transportation System (System 100) is comprised of four systems; the Package (System 120), the Semi-trailer (System 140), the Gas Management (System 160), and the Facility Transport (System 180). This document provides guidelines on the fabrication, technical requirements, and quality assurance of the Package Mounting (Subsystem 145), part of System 140. The description follows the Development Control Requirements of WHC-CM-6-1, EP 2.4, Rev. 3.

  17. A Publication of the Texas Transportation Institute Member of The Texas A&M University System Vol. 39 No. 1 2003 Transportation is critical

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    A Publication of the Texas Transportation Institute · Member of The Texas A&M University System · Vol. 39 · No. 1 · 2003 #12;Transportation is critical to quality of life... and often, its preservation. TEXAS TRANSPORTATION RESEARCHER2 niversity transportation research has made significant

  18. 6.034 Artificial Intelligence, Spring 2003

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    Lozano-Perez, Tomas

    Introduces representations, techniques, and architectures used to build applied systems and to account for intelligence from a computational point of view. Applications of rule chaining, heuristic search, constraint ...

  19. 6.034 Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2002

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    Winston, Patrick Henry

    Introduces representations, techniques, and architectures used to build applied systems and to account for intelligence from a computational point of view. Applications of rule chaining, heuristic search, constraint ...

  20. Functional requirements for the Automated Transportation Management System: TTP number: RL 439002

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    Portsmouth, J.H. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This requirements analysis, documents Department of Energy (DOE) transportation management procedures for the purpose of providing a clear and mutual understanding between users and designers of the proposed Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). It is imperative that one understand precisely how DOE currently performs traffic management tasks; only then can an integrated system be proposed that successfully satisfies the major requirements of transportation managers and other system users. Accordingly, this report describes the current workings of DOE transportation organizations and then proposes a new system which represents a synthesis of procedures (both current and desired) which forms the basis for further systems development activities.

  1. Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Software Project Management Plan (SPMP). Revision 2

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    Weidert, R.S.

    1995-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    As a cabinet level federal agency with a diverse range of missions and an infrastructure spanning the United States, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has extensive freight transportation requirements. Performance and management of this freight activity is a critical function. DOE`s Transportation Management Division (TMD) has an agency-wide responsibility for overseeing transportation activities. Actual transportation operations are handled by government or contractor staff at the field locations. These staff have evolved a diverse range of techniques and procedures for performing transportation functions. In addition to minimizing the economic impact of transportation on programs, facility transportation staff must be concerned with the increasingly complex task of complying with complex shipment safety regulations. Maintaining the department`s safety record for shipping hazardous and radioactive materials is a primary goal. Use of automation to aid transportation functions is not widespread within DOE, though TMD has a number of software systems designed to gather and analyze data pertaining to field transportation activities. These systems are not integrated. Historically, most field facilities have accomplished transportation-related tasks manually or with minimal computer assistance. At best, information and decision support systems available to transportation staffs within the facilities are fragmented. In deciding where to allocate resources for automation, facility managers have not tended to give the needs of transportation departments a high priority. This diversity causes TMD significant difficulty in collecting data for use in managing department-wide transportation activities.

  2. Coherent quantum transport in disordered systems: A unified polaron treatment of hopping and band-like transport

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    Chee Kong Lee; Jeremy Moix; Jianshu Cao

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum transport in disordered systems is studied using a polaron-based master equation. The polaron approach is capable of bridging the results from the coherent band-like transport regime governed by the Redfield equation to incoherent hopping transport in the classical regime. A non-monotonic dependence of the diffusion coefficient is observed both as a function of temperature and system-phonon coupling strength. In the band-like transport regime, the diffusion coefficient is shown to be linearly proportional to the system-phonon coupling strength, and vanishes at zero coupling due to Anderson localization. In the opposite classical hopping regime, we correctly recover that the dynamics are described by the Fermi's Golden Rule (FGR) and establish that the scaling of the diffusion coefficient depends on the phonon bath relaxation time. In both the hopping and band-like transport regimes, it is demonstrated that at low temperature the zero-point fluctuations of the bath lead to non-zero transport rates, and hence a finite diffusion constant. Application to rubrene and other organic semiconductor materials shows a good agreement with experimental mobility data.

  3. Design and scenario assessment for collaborative logistics and freight transport systems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Design and scenario assessment for collaborative logistics and freight transport systems Jesus Collaboration between partners is a very popular subject in both logistics and decision support research of logistics and freight transport, as well as to describe the links between freight transport and supply chain

  4. VAPOUR PHASE CHEMICAL TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF THE CADMIUM TELLURIDE-IODINE SYSTEM

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , it was shown that no iodine chemical transport is possible in closed tubes in the hot-cold direction, but only was explained in terms of a reverse (cold-hot) iodine transport associated with a reduced sublimation tendency155 VAPOUR PHASE CHEMICAL TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF THE CADMIUM TELLURIDE-IODINE SYSTEM C. PAORICI

  5. Ris Energy Report 8 The intelligent energy system infrastructure for the future

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    Sønderberg Petersen #12;Risø Energy Report 5 Renewable energy for power and transport Den globale fossile brændsler, og dette vil fortsat være tilfældet i de næste mange årtier. I EU står vi over mindst udviklede lande, som mange afrikanske lande. Rapporten beskriver hvordan fremtidens energisystemer

  6. Particle transport in low-energy ventilation systems. Part 2: Transients and experiments

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    Bolster, Diogo

    Particle transport in low-energy ventilation systems. Part 2: Transients and experiments- sumption is a must for efficient ventilation system design. In this work, we study the transport ventilated by low energy displacement-ventilation systems. With these results and the knowledge of typical

  7. Technology Evaluation and Integration Group: Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems

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    Not Available

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fact sheet describes the specialized work done by NREL's Technology Evaluation and Integration Group in the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems.

  8. Sediment transport and topographic evolution of a coupled river and river plume system

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    Sediment transport and topographic evolution of a coupled river and river plume system inundation from storms, hurricanes, and tsunamis [Tornqvist et al., 2007; Blum and Roberts, 2009; Jerolmack

  9. Toward new solid and liquid phase systems for the containment, transport and delivery of hydrogen

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Toward new solid and liquid phase systems for the containment, transport and delivery of hydrogen.Solid and liquid hydrogen carriers for use in hydrogen storage and delivery.

  10. Transportation Market Distortions

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    Litman, Todd

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Highways, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Evaluating Criticism of Transportation Costing, VictoriaFrom Here: Evaluating Transportation Diversity, Victoria

  11. Fabrication and electronic transport studies of single nanocrystal systems

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    Klein, D L [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Semiconductor and metallic nanocrystals exhibit interesting electronic transport behavior as a result of electrostatic and quantum mechanical confinement effects. These effects can be studied to learn about the nature of electronic states in these systems. This thesis describes several techniques for the electronic study of nanocrystals. The primary focus is the development of novel methods to attach leads to prefabricated nanocrystals. This is because, while nanocrystals can be readily synthesized from a variety of materials with excellent size control, means to make electrical contact to these nanocrystals are limited. The first approach that will be described uses scanning probe microscopy to first image and then electrically probe surfaces. It is found that electronic investigations of nanocrystals by this technique are complicated by tip-sample interactions and environmental factors such as salvation and capillary forces. Next, an atomic force microscope technique for the catalytic patterning of the surface of a self assembled monolayer is described. In principle, this nano-fabrication technique can be used to create electronic devices which are based upon complex arrangements of nanocrystals. Finally, the fabrication and electrical characterization of a nanocrystal-based single electron transistor is presented. This device is fabricated using a hybrid scheme which combines electron beam lithography and wet chemistry to bind single nanocrystals in tunneling contact between closely spaced metallic leads. In these devices, both Au and CdSe nanocrystals show Coulomb blockade effects with characteristic energies of several tens of meV. Additional structure is seen the transport behavior of CdSe nanocrystals as a result of its electronic structure.

  12. Fuel Cell System for Transportation -- 2005 Cost Estimate

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    Wheeler, D.

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Independent review report of the methodology used by TIAX to estimate the cost of producing PEM fuel cells using 2005 cell stack technology. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Manager asked the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to commission an independent review of the 2005 TIAX cost analysis for fuel cell production. The NREL Systems Integrator is responsible for conducting independent reviews of progress toward meeting the DOE Hydrogen Program (the Program) technical targets. An important technical target of the Program is the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell cost in terms of dollars per kilowatt ($/kW). The Program's Multi-Year Program Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan established $125/kW as the 2005 technical target. Over the last several years, the Program has contracted with TIAX, LLC (TIAX) to produce estimates of the high volume cost of PEM fuel cell production for transportation use. Since no manufacturer is yet producing PEM fuel cells in the quantities needed for an initial hydrogen-based transportation economy, these estimates are necessary for DOE to gauge progress toward meeting its targets. For a PEM fuel cell system configuration developed by Argonne National Laboratory, TIAX estimated the total cost to be $108/kW, based on assumptions of 500,000 units per year produced with 2005 cell stack technology, vertical integration of cell stack manufacturing, and balance-of-plant (BOP) components purchased from a supplier network. Furthermore, TIAX conducted a Monte Carlo analysis by varying ten key parameters over a wide range of values and estimated with 98% certainty that the mean PEM fuel cell system cost would be below DOE's 2005 target of $125/kW. NREL commissioned DJW TECHNOLOGY, LLC to form an Independent Review Team (the Team) of industry fuel cell experts and to evaluate the cost estimation process and the results reported by TIAX. The results of this independent review will permit NREL and DOE to better understand the credibility of the TIAX cost estimation process and to implement changes in future cost analyses, if necessary. The Team found the methodology used by TIAX to estimate the cost of producing PEM fuel cells to be reasonable and, using 2005 cell stack technology and assuming production of 500,000 units per year, to have calculated a credible cost of $108/kW.

  13. Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As  we  develop low?energy buildings, the need for models Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Building  Energy  Information  and  Control  Systems  for  Low­

  14. Proceedingsof the 1998 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conferenceon Intelligent Robotsand System

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    Mackworth, Alan K.

    , with a con- troller embedded in its plant. A robotic system is the coupling of a robot to its environment. Robotic systems are, in general, hybrid dynamic systems, consisting of continuous, discrete and event-driven components. Constraint Nets provide a semantic model for model- ing hybrid dynamic systems. Controllers

  15. Coherent Structures and Larval Transport in the California Current System

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    Harrison, Cheryl S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the jet is transported downstream. Two questions emerge: (1)higher settlement downstream from headlands (Ebert andseen in modeling studies downstream from promontories (Kim

  16. Fuels Performance Group: Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems

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    Not Available

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes R&D and analysis in advanced petroleum-based and non-petroleum-based transportation fuels done by NREL's Fuels Performance Group.

  17. An Information Visualization Approach to Intelligent Building Assessment 

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    Hong, J.; Chen, Z.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a Knowledge-oriented Information Visualization (KIV) approach to facilitating the implementation of building rating systems such as the Asian Intelligent Building Index (AIIB) for the post-assessment of Intelligent Buildings (IBs...

  18. An Information Visualization Approach to Intelligent Building Assessment

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    Hong, J.; Chen, Z.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a Knowledge-oriented Information Visualization (KIV) approach to facilitating the implementation of building rating systems such as the Asian Intelligent Building Index (AIIB) for the post-assessment of Intelligent Buildings (IBs...

  19. TransDec: A Data-Driven Framework for Decision-Making in Transportation Systems

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    Transportation Systems). The RIITS dataset is collected by various organizations based in Los Angeles County1 TransDec: A Data-Driven Framework for Decision-Making in Transportation Systems Ugur Demiryurek Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781 [demiryur, banaeika, shahabi]@usc.edu ABSTRACT In this paper, we present

  20. Transport and coastal zooplankton communities in the northern California Current system

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    Transport and coastal zooplankton communities in the northern California Current system Hongsheng 13 May 2011; published 25 June 2011. [1] Alongshore transport was estimated from the gridded AVISO (NCC) system. The biomass of the cold neritic copepods including Calanus marshallae, Pseudocalanus

  1. Intelligence Research Specialist

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A successful candidate in this position will serve as an Intelligence Research Specialist for the Foreign Nuclear Programs Division (FNPD), Directorate of Intelligence Analysis (IN10), Office of...

  2. Advances in intelligent sootblowing

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    Carter, H.R. [Diamond Power International Inc. (United States)

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Smart software now can decide whether a boiler section is sufficiently free of ash or slag, or needs to be cleaned by sootblowing. Such software constitutes the brains of integrated control systems capable of optimizing the order and frequency of sootblower operations and determining achievable cleanliness levels. Some of these systems can even perform adaptive set point control by basing cleanliness levels on real-time boiler operating parameters. The article describes the various modules of an intelligent sootblowing system (ISB) and gives results of the implementation of the system on PRB coal-burning boilers. 5 figs.

  3. Quantum and Classical Superballistic Transport in a Relativistic Kicked-Rotor System

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    Qifang Zhao; Cord A. Muller; Jiangbin Gong

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    As an unusual type of anomalous diffusion behavior, superballistic transport is not well known but has been experimentally simulated recently. Quantum superballistic transport models to date are mainly based on connected sublattices which are constructed to have different properties. In this work, we show that both quantum and classical superballistic transport in the momentum space can occur in a simple periodically driven Hamiltonian system, namely, a relativistic kicked-rotor system with a nonzero mass term. The nonzero mass term essentially realizes a junction-like scenario: regimes with low or high momentum values have different dispersion relations and hence different transport properties. It is further shown that the quantum and classical superballistic transport should occur under much different choices of the system parameters. The results are of interest to studies of anomalous transport, quantum and classical chaos, and the issue of quantum-classical correspondence.

  4. 72 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JUNE 2000 A Vehicle Occupant Counting System Based on

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    Ikeuchi. I. Pavlidis and V. Morellas are with the Honeywell Technology Center, Min- neapolis, MN 55418 USA (e-mail: ioannis.pavlidis@honeywell.com; vassilios. morellas@honeywell.com). N. Papanikolopoulos

  5. System design and dynamic signature identification for intelligent energy management in residential buildings.

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    Jang, Jaehwi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Drewer and D. Gann, Smart buildings, Journal of Facilities ,smart energy management system specically for residential buildings.buildings is rooted in relative eectiveness per system by a smart

  6. IZ-CON: an intelligent zone controller for building systems operation

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    Mahdavi, A.; Schub, M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    into a number of well-formed sub-domains. Toward this end, a generative scheme for representation of buildings' systems control architecture is developed that allows for a structured distribution of systems' control logic. The scheme is cogently derived...

  7. Integration of renewable energy sources: reliability-constrained power system planning and operations using computational intelligence 

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    Wang, Lingfeng

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    studied in the dissertation include reliability evaluation of power systems with time-dependent energy sources, multi-objective design of hybrid generation systems, risk and cost tradeoff in economic dispatch with wind power penetration, optimal placement...

  8. Vehicle routing and scheduling for the ultra short haul transportation system

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    Smith, Barry C.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of vehicle routing and scheduling for an air based intraurban transportation system is developed. The maximization of level of service to passengers in a system operating under time varying demand is considered ...

  9. Distributed Intelligence: Overview of the Field and its Application in Multi-Robot Systems

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    Parker, Lynne E.

    or system, in- cluding agents, humans, robots, smart sensors, and so forth. In these systems, different carrier flight deck, who are segmented into the catapult crew, the landing signal officers, ordnance- men, sensors, computer systems, and even people and animals (such as search and rescue dogs) that can work

  10. A SPECULATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR THE APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO LARGE SCALE INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS

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    Hartley, Roger

    INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS By Nadipuram R. Prasad Satish J. Ranade Electrical Engineering Department New Mexico) technologies to the operation and control of large scale interconnected electric power systems. A fundamental issue discussed in this paper is the control structure of power systems. An evaluation of the control

  11. Cognitive environment simulation: An artificial intelligence system for human performance assessment: Summary and overview: (Technical report, May 1986-June 1987)

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    Woods, D.D.; Roth, E.M.; Pople, H. Jr.

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of Phase II of a three phase research program to develop and validate improved methods to model the cognitive behavior of nuclear power plant (NPP) personnel. In Phase II a dynamic simulation capability for modeling how people form intentions to act in NPP emergency situations was developed based on techniques from artificial intelligence. This modeling tool, Cognitive Environment Simulation or CES, simulates the cognitive processes that determine situation assessment and intention formation. It can be used to investigate analytically what situations and factors lead to intention failures, what actions follow from intention failures, the ability to recover from errors or additional machine failures, and the effects of changes in the NPP person-machine system. The Cognitive Reliability Assessment Technique (or CREATE) was also developed in Phase II to specify how CES can be used to enhance the measurement of the human contribution to risk in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) studies. The results are reported in three self-contained volumes that describe the research from different perspectives. Volume 1 provides an overview of both CES and CREATE. 30 refs., 6 figs.

  12. Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system

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    Rossing, T.D.

    1993-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The side walls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging side walls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

  13. Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rossing, Thomas D. (DeKalb, IL)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The sidewalls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging sidewalls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

  14. System design and dynamic signature identification for intelligent energy management in residential buildings.

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    Jang, Jaehwi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    layer. In order to test wireless relay and price indicator,Relay As mentioned, the system failure during eld test has

  15. Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop March 20-22, 2012

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    ) - Smart Grid - Space Robotics - Medical & Healthcare Systems and Devices The Proceedings of Per Models, Ontologies - Planning and Control - Learning Adapting and Reasoning General Chair Elena Messina

  16. Feed gas contaminant removal in ion transport membrane systems

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    Underwood, Richard Paul (Allentown, PA); Makitka, III, Alexander (Hatfield, PA); Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA)

    2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    An oxygen ion transport membrane process wherein a heated oxygen-containing gas having one or more contaminants is contacted with a reactive solid material to remove the one or more contaminants. The reactive solid material is provided as a deposit on a support. The one or more contaminant compounds in the heated oxygen-containing gas react with the reactive solid material. The contaminant-depleted oxygen-containing gas is contacted with a membrane, and oxygen is transported through the membrane to provide transported oxygen.

  17. Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group Transportation Systems Research Group Diane Davidson Keith Kahl

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    and Peer Evaluation Meetings (AMR) for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology and Prospects for the Future" P.T. Jones ­ "Dynamic Wireless Power-Board Storage Pressure for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles" Poster Presentations: Stacy Davis ­ "Transportation

  18. Applying an intelligent and automated emissions measurement system to characterize the RF environment for supporting wireless technologies

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    Keebler, P. F.; Phipps, K. O. [EPRI Solutions, 942 Corridor Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932 (United States)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of wireless technologies in commercial and industrial facilities has grown significantly in the past several years. New applications of wireless technologies with increasing frequency and varying radiated power are being developed everyday. Wireless application specialists and end users have already identified several sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in these facilities. Interference has been reported between wireless devices and between these devices and other types of electronic equipment either using frequencies in the unlicensed wireless spectrum or equipment that may generate undesired man-made noise in this spectrum. Facilities that are not using the wireless band should verify the spectral quality of that band and the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) integrity of safety-related power and signal cables before installing wireless technologies. With the introduction of new wireless devices in the same electromagnetic space where analog and digital I and C systems and cables must co-exist, the ability of facility managers to manage their spectra will dictate the degree of interference between wireless devices and other electronic equipment. Because of the unknowns associated with interference with analog and digital I and C systems in the wireless band, nuclear power plants have been slow to introduce wireless technologies in plant areas. With the application of newly developed advanced radiated emissions measurement systems that can record, process, and analyze radiated and conducted emissions in a cost-effective manner, facility managers can more reliably characterize potential locations for wireless technologies, including potential coupling effects with safety-related power and signal cables, with increased confidence that the risks associated with creating an interference can be significantly reduced. This paper will present an effective philosophy already being used in other mission-critical applications for managing EMC, an overview of wireless emissions sources, the need for EMC characterization of power and signal cables with exposure to wireless devices, and an intelligent and automated emissions measurement system. Such a system can be used in nuclear power plants to determine the spectral quality of the wireless band, the EMC characterization of power and signal cables, and if wireless technologies can be collocated in plants while reducing the risk of interference with I and C systems. (authors)

  19. US Department of Energy automated transportation management system

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    Thomas, T.M. [Dept. of Energy, Germantown, MD (United States); Frost, D.M.; Lopez, C.A. [MELE Associates, Rockville, MD (United States)] [and others

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approximately 80 facilities throughout the United States that specialize in either scientific research, engineering, technology, production, and/or waste management activities. These facilities can best be described as Government Owned, Contractor Operated (GOCO) sites, and vary in size from very small laboratories to large industrial plant type facilities. Each of these GOCO`s have varying needs for transportation of materials into and/or out of their facility. Therefore, Traffic Management operations will differ from site to site due to size and the internal or site specific mission. The DOE Transportation Management Division (TMD) has the corporate responsibility to provide a well managed transportation management program for the safe, efficient, and economical transportation of all DOE-owned materials. To achieve this mission, TMD provides oversight, and when necessary, resources to assist in ensuring regulatory compliance in the packaging and shipment of DOE-owned materials. A large part of TMD`s responsibility is to develop, administer, and provide policies and guidance concerning department-wide transportation and packaging operations. This responsibility includes overall Transportation Management policies and programs for the packaging and movement of all DOE materials, including radioactive materials, other hazardous materials/substances, and hazardous wastes. TMD formulates policies and guidance that assist the DOE Field Elements and GOCO`s in meeting TMD`s goal for safe, efficient and economical transportation. Considering there are at least 80 shipping and receiving sites, the challenge encountered by TMD has been the difficulty in managing such a diverse transportation community.

  20. 7. Distributed AI D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 10/13 1D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 7. Distributed AI 10/13

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    Keil, David M.

    the relation between distributed artificial intelligence and self- organized systems D. Keil Artificial7. Distributed AI D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 10/13 1D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 7. Distributed AI 10/13 David M. Keil, Framingham State University CSCI 400 Artificial Intelligence 7

  1. Knowledge Framework for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves* Joo Sarraipa** Carlos Agostinho** Herv Panetto***

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -mail: rg@uninova.pt) ** UNINOVA-GRIS, Group for the Research in Interoperability of Systems - Instituto de&D initiatives, building common semantics and integrated solutions. The SMART-fm project was one of those

  2. Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems for  Energy Management and Demand Response in 7.  Linking energy efficiency and demand response.   In for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response Mary

  3. Business intelligence systems and user's parameters: an application to a documents' database

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on a cognitive user evolution is presented. This model when used together with a good definition by a relational database management system (DBMS). Also, from this data warehouse is extracted multidimensional

  4. Intelligibility enhancement of synthetic speech in noise

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Intelligibility enhancement of synthetic speech in noise C´assia Valentini Botinh~ao TH E U N I V E of a hidden Markov model (HMM-) based speech synthesis system that allows for flexible enhancement strategies with noise-independent enhancement approaches based on the acoustics of highly intelligible speech

  5. Intelligence team given national honor

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    Intelligence team given national honor Intelligence team given national honor A team known as the LANL Field Intelligence Element is being honored with the Department of Energy...

  6. Creating an Intelligent Infrastructure for ERP Systems: The Role of RFID Technology

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    Brock, David

    decision making has moved from an uncertainty basis where no comprehension of risk existed, to a risk basis business decision- making based on rational analysis of data rather than pure conjecture tools. In essence, implementers of ERP systems seek to plan and control all the resources

  7. BioSim: An Integrated Simulation of an Advanced Life Support System for Intelligent Control Research

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    Kortenkamp, David

    revitalization, water recovery, food production, solid waste processing and the crew. The goal of autonomously waste heat. · Waste: collects and conditions waste material from anywhere in the vehicle acceptable food, and managing wastes. A typical advanced life support system consists of the following

  8. Intelligent monitoring system for long-term control of Sequencing Batch Reactors

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    Instruments Italy to test the potentials of monitoring systems applied to biological wastewater treatment Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs) are widely used as a flexible and low-cost process for biological wastewater-scale Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) treating nitrogen-rich wastewater (sanitary landfill leachate). The paper

  9. INTELLIGENT PERFORMANCE CHECK OF PV SYSTEM OPERATION BASED ON SATELLITE DATA

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    Heinemann, Detlev

    , shading by surrounding objects, or inverter errors lead to energy losses that can be high and costly method to avoid unnecessary energy losses and therefore prevents operators from decisive financial losses a technical description of the PV system once to the PVSAT-2 service. This description contains the major

  10. Transportation Sector Model of the National Energy Modeling System. Volume 2 -- Appendices: Part 1

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    NONE

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume contains input data and parameters used in the model of the transportation sector of the National Energy Modeling System. The list of Transportation Sector Model variables includes parameters for the following: Light duty vehicle modules (fuel economy, regional sales, alternative fuel vehicles); Light duty vehicle stock modules; Light duty vehicle fleet module; Air travel module (demand model and fleet efficiency model); Freight transport module; Miscellaneous energy demand module; and Transportation emissions module. Also included in these appendices are: Light duty vehicle market classes; Maximum light duty vehicle market penetration parameters; Aircraft fleet efficiency model adjustment factors; and List of expected aircraft technology improvements.

  11. Study on The Intelligence Control System of Artificial Cooling Source in Architecture

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    Yang, Z.; Xu, X.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . In the system ,Z, gaussmf, and trimf membership function are used. The range of kp ,ki ,kd is [-3 3][-0.1 0.1[? [-300 300] respectively . The range of e and ec are [-1.6 1.6][ -0.3 0.3]; The rules are edited on the function of kp ,ki ,kd in the PID... controller . There are seven fuzzy subclass {PB,PM,PS,ZO,NS,NM,NB}adopted in the system, moreover, centroid method is used to defuzzification. The kp(k), ki(k) and kd(k) in the controller are calculated as: kp(k)=xi1? kp0+k_pid(1)? xi11 (28) ki...

  12. Lattice gas automata for flow and transport in geochemical systems

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    Janecky, D.R.; Chen, S.; Dawson, S.; Eggert, K.C.; Travis, B.J.

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice gas automata models are described, which couple solute transport with chemical reactions at mineral surfaces within pore networks. Diffusion in a box calculations are illustrated, which compare directly with Fickian diffusion. Chemical reactions at solid surfaces, including precipitation/dissolution, sorption, and catalytic reaction, can be examined with the model because hydrodynamic transport, solute diffusion and mineral surface processes are all treated explicitly. The simplicity and flexibility of the approach provides the ability to study the interrelationship between fluid flow and chemical reactions in porous materials, at a level of complexity that has not previously been computationally possible.

  13. Lattice gas automata for flow and transport in geochemical systems

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    Janecky, D.R.; Chen, S.; Dawson, S.; Eggert, K.C.; Travis, B.J.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice gas automata models are described, which couple solute transport with chemical reactions at mineral surfaces within pore networks. Diffusion in a box calculations are illustrated, which compare directly with Fickian diffusion. Chemical reactions at solid surfaces, including precipitation/dissolution, sorption, and catalytic reaction, can be examined with the model because hydrodynamic transport, solute diffusion and mineral surface processes are all treated explicitly. The simplicity and flexibility of the approach provides the ability to study the interrelationship between fluid flow and chemical reactions in porous materials, at a level of complexity that has not previously been computationally possible.

  14. Intelligent system design with fixed-base simulation validation for general aviation

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    Rong, Jie; Ding, Yuanyuan; Valasek, J.; Painter, John H.

    2003-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    waming messages and the ultimate recommended conflicts free flight. A snapshot of the moving map display is shown in Fig. 4. The small aircraft icon in the middle of the moving map represents the subject aircraft, and the weather radar image... is represented by the fan-shaped area in front of the icon. The brown line shows the original flight path that encounters the weather or traffic conflict. The blue line indicates the recommended flight path by the agcnt system. Other icons on the moving map...

  15. Interplanetary particle transport simulation for warning system for aviation exposure to solar energetic particles

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    Kubo, Yûki; Sato, Tatsuhiko

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar energetic particles (SEPs) are one of the extreme space weather phenomena. A huge SEP event increases the radiation dose received by aircrews, who should be warned of such events as early as possible. We developed a warning system for aviation exposure to SEPs. This article describes one component of the system, which calculates the temporal evolution of the SEP intensity and the spectrum immediately outside the terrestrial magnetosphere. To achieve this, we performed numerical simulations of SEP transport in interplanetary space, in which interplanetary SEP transport is described by the focused transport equation. We developed a new simulation code to solve the equation using a set of stochastic differential equations. In the code, the focused transport equation is expressed in a magnetic field line coordinate system, which is a non-orthogonal curvilinear coordinate system. An inverse Gaussian distribution is employed as the injection profile of SEPs at an inner boundary located near the Sun. We applie...

  16. Framework for designing regional planning architecture for APTS-enabled regional multimodal public transportation system

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    Zakaria, Zulina

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unsustainable transportation systems have been the cause of many problems facing urban areas around the world. Lack of regard for sustainable development considerations by those responsible for planning and implementing ...

  17. 1.221J / 11.527J / ESD.201J Transportation Systems, Fall 2002

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    Sussman, Joseph

    Introduces transportation as a large-scale, integrated system that interacts directly with the social, political, and economic aspects of contemporary society. Fundamental elements and issues shaping passenger and freight ...

  18. A MultiAgent System for Intelligent Environment Control \\Lambda Victor Lesser, Michael Atighetchi, Brett Benyo, Bryan Horling,

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    Zhang, Xiaoqin

    .S. Government. #12; Figure 1: IHome Agents in Action 2 #12; includes agents like an intelligent WaterHeater, CoffeeMaker, Heater, A/C, DishWasher, etc., and a robot for fetching items and moving physical goods from actions based on the occupant's preferences and the availability of resources. For example, if hot water

  19. A Multi-Agent System for Intelligent Environment Control Victor Lesser, Michael Atighetchi, Brett Benyo, Bryan Horling,

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    : IHome Agents in Action 2 #12;includes agents like an intelligent WaterHeater, Co eeMaker, Heater, A's preferences and the availability of resources. For example, if hot water is scarce, the DishWasher agent may elect to wait until hot water becomes available. Agents coordinate over shared resources like noise

  20. Controlling chaotic transport in Hamiltonian systems Guido Ciraolo

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in "turbulent" electric fields across the confining magnetic field in controlled thermonuclear fusion devices thermonuclear fusion, [1]. Anomalous transport, being of noncollisional origin, is currently attributed to the presence of turbulent fluctuations of - mainly - electric field in fusion plasmas. Several years ago

  1. Integrated transport and renewable energy systems B. V. Mathiesen*

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    on second generation biofuel production for the substitution of oil products [4]. Worldwide, the focus it. Biomass is a limited resource and it is important to avoid effecting the production, transport gains increasing international attention due to its large oil dependency of app. 95 per cent

  2. DEMONSTRATION OF A HYBRID INTELLIGENT CONTROL STRATEGY FOR CRITICAL BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS

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    Craig Rieger; D. Subbaram Naidu

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many industrial facilities utilize pressure control gradients to prevent migration of hazardous species from containment areas to occupied zones, often using Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control. Within these facilities, PID control is often inadequate to maintain desired performance due to changing operating conditions. As the goal of the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) control system is to optimize the pressure gradients and associated flows for the plant, Linear Quadratic Tracking (LQT) provides a time-based approach to guiding plant interactions. However, LQT methods are susceptible to modeling and measurement errors, and therefore a hybrid design using the integration of soft control methods with hard control methods is developed and demonstrated to account for these errors and nonlinearities.

  3. Summary D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 7/13 David M. Keil

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    Keil, David M.

    raised by artificial cognitive systems Special Topics: Artificial Intelligence 9. Summary 7/13 6D. KeilSummary D. Keil Artificial Intelligence 7/13 David M. Keil Framingham State University CSCI 300 Artificial Intelligence 1Special Topics: Artificial Intelligence 9. Summary 7/13D. Keil Summary Multi

  4. Classification of transportation packaging and dry spent fuel storage system components according to importance to safety

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    McConnell, J.W., Jr; Ayers, A.L. Jr; Tyacke, M.J. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides a graded approach for classification of components used in transportation packaging and dry spent fuel storage systems. This approach provides a method for identifying, the classification of components according to importance to safety within transportation packagings and dry spent fuel storage systems. Record retention requirements are discussed to identify the documentation necessary to validate that the individual components were fabricated in accordance with their assigned classification. A review of the existing regulations pertaining to transportation packagings and dry storage systems was performed to identify current requirements The general types of transportation packagings and dry storage systems were identified. Discussions were held with suppliers and fabricators of packagings and storage systems to determine current practices. The methodology used in this report is based on Regulatory Guide 7.10, Establishing Quality Assurance Programs for Packaging Used in the Transport of Radioactive Material. This report also includes a list of generic components for each of the general types of transportation packagings and spent fuel storage systems. The safety importance of each component is discussed, and a classification category is assigned.

  5. The International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory 00 (2013) 119 Linear-Quadratic Model Predictive Control

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    Nazarathy, Yoni

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    al., 1996). The more recent works on traffic control systems have adopted results of modern control responsibility of Delft University of Technology Keywords: Model Predictive Control, Intelligent Transport System, Congestion Control 1. Introduction Increasing population and economic activities in modern societies have led

  6. Comparative assessment of five potential sites for hydrothermal-magma systems: energy transport

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    Hardee, H.C.

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A comparative assessment of five sites is being prepared as part of a Continental Scientific Drilling Program (CSDP) review of thermal regimes for the purpose of scoping areas for future research and drilling activities. This background report: discusses the various energy transport processes likely to be encountered in a hydrothermal-magma system, reviews related literature, discusses research and field data needs, and reviews the sites from an energy transport viewpoint. At least three major zones exist in the magma-hydrothermal transport system: the magma zone, the hydrothermal zone, and the transition zone between the two. Major energy transport questions relate to the nature and existence of these zones and their evolution with time. Additional energy transport questions are concerned with the possible existence of critical state and super-critical state permeable convection in deep geothermal systems. A review of thermal transport models emphasizes the fact that present transport models and computational techniques far outweigh the scarcity and quality of deep field data.

  7. George Mason University Center for Air Transportation Systems Research

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    Management System IFR Instrument Flight Rules MTOW Maximum certified Takeoff Weight FAA Federal Aviation Administration PRM Precision Runway Monitor System ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization #12;George

  8. MIL Covers the Spectrum Intelligence

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    Schwartz, Eric M.

    participated in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) underwater vehicle (Robo, and summer robotics camps. Applications of MIL research include autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVsGator is an autonomous underwater vehicle project designed and built by students of UF's MIL. Machine Intelligence

  9. Integration of Nontraditional Isotopic Systems Into Reaction-Transport

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment of EnergyIndustry ResearchPerspective | DepartmentModels of EGS

  10. Feedback in Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Second Language Acquisition: A study of its effect on the acquisition of French past tense aspect using an Intelligent Language Tutoring System 

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    Hanson, Ruth Mary

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Questions surrounding the impact of feedback in response to learner error are of interest in the fields of both Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL). Current ...

  11. Analysis of radiation doses from operation of postulated commercial spent fuel transportation systems: Main report

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    Schneider, K.J.; Hostick, C.J.; Ross, W.A.; Peterson, R.W.; Smith, R.I.; Stiles, D.L.; Daling, P.M.; Weakley, S.A.; Grinde, R.B.; Young, J.R.

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains a system study of estimated radiation doses to the public and workers resulting from the transport of spent fuel from commercial nuclear power reactors to a geologic repository. The report contains a detailed breakdown of activities and a description of time/distance/dose-rate estimates for each activity within the system. Collective doses are estimated for each of the major activities at the reactor site, in transit, and at the repository receiving facility. Annual individual doses to the maximally exposed individuals or groups of individuals are also estimated. A total of 17 alternatives and subalternatives to the postulated reference transportation system are identified, conceptualized, and their dose-reduction potentials and costs estimated. Resulting ratios of ..delta..cost/..delta..collective system dose for each alternative relative to the postulated reference transportation system are given. Most of the alternatives evaluated are estimated to provide both cost and dose reductions. Major reductions in transportation system dose and cost are estimated to result from using higher-capacity rail and truck casks, and particularly when replacing legalweight truck casks with ''advanced design'' overweight truck casks. The greatest annual dose reduction to the highest exposed individual workers (i.e., at the repository) is estimated to be achieved by using remote handling equipment for the cask handling operations at the repository. Additional shielding is also effective in reducing doses to both radiation workers at the reactor and repository and to transport workers. 69 refs., 36 figs., 156 tabs.

  12. Advanced Vehicles Group: Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems

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    Not Available

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes R&D in advanced vehicle systems and components (e.g., batteries) by NREL's Advanced Vehicles Group.

  13. artificial intelligence conference: Topics by E-print Network

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    of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2005 Aggregation Pheromone System and Its Cycle model Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary:...

  14. applications artificial intelligence: Topics by E-print Network

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    16 (2003) 237250 Hierarchical decision making for proactive quality control: system Materials Science Websites Summary: by resorting to artificial intelligence and...

  15. Particle transport in low-energy ventilation systems. Part 1: theory of steady states

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    Bolster, Diogo

    , such as that pro- vided by a conventional overhead heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system, is mixingParticle transport in low-energy ventilation systems. Part 1: theory of steady states Introduction of this energy is spent on ventilation of buildings with summer time cooling account for almost 10% of the US

  16. Microfluidic systems and methods for transport and lysis of cells and analysis of cell lysate

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    Culbertson, Christopher T [Oak Ridge, TN; Jacobson, Stephen C [Knoxville, TN; McClain, Maxine A [Knoxville, TN; Ramsey, J Michael [Knoxville, TN

    2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Microfluidic systems and methods are disclosed which are adapted to transport and lyse cellular components of a test sample for analysis. The disclosed microfluidic systems and methods, which employ an electric field to rupture the cell membrane, cause unusually rapid lysis, thereby minimizing continued cellular activity and resulting in greater accuracy of analysis of cell processes.

  17. Quantum pumping in closed systems, adiabatic transport, and the Kubo formula Doron Cohen

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    Cohen, Doron

    Quantum pumping in closed systems, adiabatic transport, and the Kubo formula Doron Cohen Department received 30 June 2003; published 3 October 2003 Quantum pumping in closed systems is considered. We explain that the Kubo formula contains all the physically relevant ingredients for the calculation of the pumped charge

  18. Transfer stations and long-haul transport systems

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    Walsh, P.; Pferdehirt, W.; O'Leary, P. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transfer stations can be an important link between pickup at the curb and ultimate disposal, often allowing significant savings in the total costs to move wastes from the generator to the disposal site. A transfer station is simply a facility where collection trucks bring collected materials for loading into larger vehicles and subsequent shipment, usually to a landfill, waste-to-energy plant, or composting facility. Transferred wastes are typically shipped out in large trailers, but barges and railroad cars are also transport options. Although modern transfer stations usually include some provisions for handling recyclables, solid waste transfer dominates the operation of most facilities. Some communities have begun experimenting with transferring commingled, source-separated recyclables to regional processing centers. Transfer facilities can be as simple as a pavement slab and a front-end loader. Alternatively, transfer stations can cost millions of dollars and move thousands of tons of waste each day.

  19. Intelligent interface for design and simulation

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    Draisin, W.; Peter, E.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We are developing a system composed of intelligent interfaces, expert systems, and databases that uses artificial intelligence techniques to simplify the use of large simulation codes and to help design complicated physical devices. The simulation codes are used in analyzing and designing weapons, and the devices are themselves parts of weapon systems. From a designer's point of view, the simulation process is the same no matter what is being simulated. In the course of developing two intelligent interfaces for the design of nuclear weapons, we have found that data-driven programming is a useful technique for implementing an open-ended user interface to assist the designer. We discuss the simulation process as it is done now and as it could be done with intelligent interfaces. We then discuss the use of data-driven programming in a database environment to support an interface for an arbitrary number of simulation codes. 3 figs.

  20. Risk Assessment of Railway Transportation Systems using Timed Fault Trees

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    Miller, Alice

    Lyub, , Alice Millerb , Chris Johnsonb , Tingdi Zhaoa a School of Reliability and Systems Engineering. Introduction System safety relies on robust safety design, good management, and e - cient maintenance [1, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom Abstract Safety is an essential requirement for railway

  1. Risk Assessment of Railway Transportation Systems using Timed Fault Trees

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    Miller, Alice

    Lub, , Alice Millerb , Chris Johnsonb , Tingdi Zhaoa a School of Reliability and Systems Engineering. Introduction System safety relies on robust safety design, good management, and effi- cient maintenance [1, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom Abstract Safety is an essential requirement for railway

  2. Cost Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation Compressed Hydrogen and PEM Fuel Cell System

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    Eric J. Carlson

    2004-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    PEMFC technology for transportation must be competitive with internal combustion engine powertrains in a number of key metrics, including performance, life, reliability, and cost. Demonstration of PEMFC cost competitiveness has its own challenges because the technology has not been applied to high volume automotive markets. The key stack materials including membranes, electrodes, bipolar plates, and gas diffusion layers have not been produced in automotive volumes to the exacting quality requirements that will be needed for high stack yields and to the evolving property specifications of high performance automotive stacks. Additionally, balance-of-plant components for air, water, and thermal management are being developed to meet the unique requirements of fuel cell systems. To address the question of whether fuel cells will be cost competitive in automotive markets, the DOE has funded this project to assess the high volume production cost of PEM fuel cell systems. In this report a historical perspective of our efforts in assessment of PEMFC cost for DOE is provided along with a more in-depth assessment of the cost of compressed hydrogen storage is provided. Additionally, the hydrogen storage costs were incorporated into a system cost update for 2004. Assessment of cost involves understanding not only material and production costs, but also critical performance metrics, i.e., stack power density and associated catalyst loadings that scale the system components. We will discuss the factors influencing the selection of the system specification (i.e., efficiency, reformate versus direct hydrogen, and power output) and how these have evolved over time. The reported costs reflect internal estimates and feedback from component developers and the car companies. Uncertainty in the cost projection was addressed through sensitivity analyses.

  3. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(1):91105, 2013 Copyright C Taylor and Francis Group, LLC

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    et al. (2011), presenting advanced engine and transmission technology as well as alter- native power of Technology, Haifa, Israel 5 Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, and the Goldstein UAV air quality, with its main contribution being threefold: first, the introduc- tion of new technologies

  4. 70 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 10, NO. 1, MARCH 2009 Critical Motion Detection of Nearby Moving

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    Rucci, Michele

    ) active. Passive approaches (e.g., seat belts and airbags) are intended to reduce the degree of injury

  5. IEEE TRANS. ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. XX, NO. XX, SEPTEMBER 2013 1 Supporting Drivers in Keeping Safe Speed in

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    Boyer, Edmond

    the severity of accidents. Many attempts at reducing road fatalities and injuries have been undertaken over a cause and an aggravation factor of traffic accidents. Consequently, lots of efforts are devoted so friction and a reduced visibility distance. The risk is thus mitigated by modulating the potential severity

  6. Systems and methods for selective hydrogen transport and measurement

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    Glatzmaier, Gregory C

    2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods for selectively removing hydrogen gas from a hydrogen-containing fluid volume are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a proton exchange membrane (PEM) selectively permeable to hydrogen by exclusively conducting hydrogen ions. The system also includes metal deposited as layers onto opposite sides or faces of the PEM to form a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA), each layer functioning as an electrode so that the MEA functions as an electrochemical cell in which the ionic conductors are hydrogen ions, and the MEA functioning as a hydrogen selective membrane (HSM) when located at the boundary between a hydrogen-containing fluid volume and a second fluid.

  7. Intelligent Storage Consortium A Center of the Institute of Technology

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    Minnesota, University of

    Intelligent Storage Consortium A Center of the Institute of Technology MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGES I opportunities MISSION Explores pre-competitive development of intelligent object-based storage systems I, and public sector I OBJECTS INTERCONNECT STORAGE DEVICE BLOCKS FILE SYSTEM FILE SYSTEM USER COMPONENT FILE

  8. advanced transportation system: Topics by E-print Network

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    Henry 134 An Overview on Advance Metering System CiteSeer Summary: Abstract The term "Smart meter " typically refers to an electrical meter, but the term is also starting to be...

  9. Tuning energy transport in solar thermal systems using nanostructured materials

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    Lenert, Andrej

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar thermal energy conversion can harness the entire solar spectrum and theoretically achieve very high efficiencies while interfacing with thermal storage or back-up systems for dispatchable power generation. Nanostructured ...

  10. Evaluating passenger delays in the US domestic air transportation system

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    Umang, Nitish

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fundamental component of any National Airspace System (NAS) performance evaluation is the cost impact of air traffic delays, and more generally capacity limitations, on the traveling passengers. In previous research it ...

  11. Preliminary Analysis Framework for State Sustainable Transportation system

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    Naganathan, Hariharan

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    the research work. 1 Chapter 1- Introduction Sustainability is defined as “A system of policies, beliefs, and best practices that will protect the diversity and richness of the planet’s ecosystems, foster economic vitality...

  12. Robotic intelligence kernel

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    Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.

  13. Chamber transport

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    OLSON,CRAIG L.

    2000-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Heavy ion beam transport through the containment chamber plays a crucial role in all heavy ion fusion (HIF) scenarios. Here, several parameters are used to characterize the operating space for HIF beams; transport modes are assessed in relation to evolving target/accelerator requirements; results of recent relevant experiments and simulations of HIF transport are summarized; and relevant instabilities are reviewed. All transport options still exist, including (1) vacuum ballistic transport, (2) neutralized ballistic transport, and (3) channel-like transport. Presently, the European HIF program favors vacuum ballistic transport, while the US HIF program favors neutralized ballistic transport with channel-like transport as an alternate approach. Further transport research is needed to clearly guide selection of the most attractive, integrated HIF system.

  14. Lessons Learned from the Alternative Fuels Experience and How They Apply to the Development of a Hydrogen-Fueled Transportation System

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    Melendez, M.; Theis, K.; Johnson, C.

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Report describes efforts to deploy alternative transportation fuels and how those experiences might apply to a hydrogen-fueled transportation system.

  15. Design analysis report for the TN-WHC cask and transportation system

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    Brisbin, S.A., Fluor Daniel Hanford

    1997-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the evaluation of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Cask and Transportation System. The system design was developed by Transnuclear, Inc. and its team members NAC International, Nelson Manufacturing, Precision Components Corporation, and Numatec, Inc. The cask is designated the TN-WHC cask. This report describes the design features and presents preliminary analyses performed to size critical dimensions of the system while meeting the requirements of the performance specification.

  16. Molecular-Flow Properties of RIB Type Vapor-Transport Systems Using a Fast-Valve

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    Alton, Gerald D [ORNL] [ORNL; Bilheux, Hassina Z [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Y. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Liu, Yuan [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The advent of the fast-valve device, described previously, permits measurement of molecular-flow times of chemically active or inactive gaseous species through radioactive ion beam (RIB) target ion source systems, independent of size, geometry and materials of construction. Thus, decay losses of short-half-life RIBs can be determined for a given target/vapor-transport system in advance of on-line operation, thereby ascertaining the feasibility of the system design for successful processing of a given isotope. In this article, molecular-flow-time theory and experimentally measured molecular-flow time data are given for serial- and parallel-coupled Ta metal RIB vapor-transport systems similar to those used at ISOL based RIB facilities. In addition, the effect of source type on the molecular-flow time properties of a given system is addressed, and a chemical passivation method for negating surface adsorption enthalpies for chemically active gaseous species on Ta surfaces is demonstrated.

  17. Engineering Specification Document (ESD) of X-ray Vacuum Transport System (XVTS) for LCLS XTOD

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    Shen, S

    2006-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The vacuum system of the X-Ray Vacuum Transport System (XVTS) for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray Transport, Optics and Diagnostics (XTOD) system has been analyzed and configured by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's New Technologies Engineering Division (NTED) as requested by the SLAC/LCLS program. The preliminary system layout, detailed analyses and suggested selection of the vacuum components for the XTOD tunnel section are presented in the preliminary design report [1]. This document briefly reviews the preliminary design and provides engineering specifications for the system, which can be used as 'design to' specifications for the final design. Also included are the requirements of plans for procurement, mechanical integration, schedule and the cost estimates.

  18. Optimization Problems in Natural Gas Transportation Systems: A ...

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    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graduate Program in Systems Engineering ... recent advances in solution methodologies arising from this exciting and challenging .... authors basically discuss a mathematical formulation of the underlying problem and provide a lit- ..... who makes use of the method in a computer program for precise flow calculations.

  19. Heat Transport in Groundwater Systems--Laboratory Model 

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    Reed, D. B.; Reddell, D. L.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    into groundwater aquifers for long term energy storage. Of paramount importance to the success of such a system is the quality and the behavior of the aquifer used for hot water storage. In general, the problem is to obtain an accurate prediction of the response...

  20. Social Intelligence: Next Generation Business Intelligence

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    Troy Hiltbrand

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order for Business Intelligence to truly move beyond where it is today, a shift in approach must occur. Currently, much of what is accomplished in the realm of Business Intelligence relies on reports and dashboards to summarize and deliver information to end users. As we move into the future, we need to get beyond these reports and dashboards to a point where we break out the individual metrics that are embedded in these reports and interact with these components independently. Breaking these pieces of information out of the confines of reports and dashboards will allow them to be dynamically assembled for delivery in the way that makes most sense to each consumer. With this change in ideology, Business Intelligence will move from the concept of collections of objects, or reports and dashboards, to individual objects, or information components. The Next Generation Business Intelligence suite will translate concepts popularized in Facebook, Flickr, and Digg into enterprise worthy communication vehicles.

  1. Standardized DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Canister and Transportation System for Shipping to the National Repository

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    Pincock, David Lynn; Morton, Dana Keith; Lengyel, Arpad Leslie

    2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S.Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP), located at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), has been chartered with the responsibility for developing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) standardized canisters and a transportation cask system for shipping DOE SNF to the national repository. The mandate for this development is outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement for Acceptance of Department of Energy Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste that states, “EM shall design and fabricate … DOE SNF canisters for shipment to RW.” (1) It also states, “EM shall be responsible for the design, NRC certification, and fabrication of the transportation cask system for DOE SNF canisters or bare DOE SNF in accordance with 10 CFR Part 71.” (2) In fulfillment of these requirements, the NSNFP has developed four SNF standardized canister configurations and has conceptually designed a versatile transportation cask system for shipping the canisters to the national repository.1 The standardized canister sizes were derived from the national repository waste package design for co-disposal of SNF with high-level waste (HLW). One SNF canister can be placed in the center of the waste package or one can be placed in one of five radial positions, replacing a HLW canister. The internal cavity of the transportation cask was derived using the same logic, matching the size of the internal cavity of the waste package. The size of the internal cavity for the transportation cask allows the shipment of multiple canister configurations with the application of a removable basket design. The standardized canisters have been designed to be loaded with DOE SNF, placed into interim storage, shipped to the national repository, and placed in a waste package without having to be reopened. Significant testing has been completed that clearly demonstrates that the standardized canisters can safely achieve their intended design goals. The transportation cask system will include all of the standard design features, with the addition of dual containment for the shipment of failed fuel. The transportation cask system will also meet the rigorous licensing requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to ensure that the design and the methods of fabrication employed will result in a shipping cask that will safely contain the radioactive materials under all credible accident scenarios. The standardization of the SNF canisters and the versatile design of the transportation cask system will eliminate a proliferation of designs and simplify the operations at the user sites and the national repository.

  2. Transportation Routing Analysis Georgraphic Information System (WebTRAGIS) User's Manual

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    Michelhaugh, R.D.

    2000-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In the early 1980s, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developed two transportation routing models: HIGHWAY, which predicts truck transportation routes, and INTERLINE, which predicts rail transportation routes. Both of these models have been used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) community for a variety of routing needs over the years. One of the primary uses of the models has been to determine population-density information, which is used as input for risk assessment with the RADTRAN model, which is available on the TRANSNET computer system. During the recent years, advances in the development of geographic information systems (GISs) have resulted in increased demands from the user community for a GIS version of the ORNL routing models. In April 1994, the DOE Transportation Management Division (EM-261) held a Baseline Requirements Assessment Session with transportation routing experts and users of the HIGHWAY and INTERLINE models. As a result of the session, the development of a new GIS routing model, Transportation Routing Analysis GIS (TRAGIS), was initiated. TRAGIS is a user-friendly, GIS-based transportation and analysis computer model. The older HIGHWAY and INTERLINE models are useful to calculate routes, but they cannot display a graphic of the calculated route. Consequently, many users have experienced difficulty determining the proper node for facilities and have been confused by or have misinterpreted the text-based listing from the older routing models. Some of the primary reasons for the development of TRAGIS are (a) to improve the ease of selecting locations for routing, (b) to graphically display the calculated route, and (c) to provide for additional geographic analysis of the route.

  3. NGATS ATM-Airportal Project Reference Material (External Release) Next Generation Air Transportation System

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    NGATS ATM-Airportal Project Reference Material (External Release) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Air Traffic Management (ATM) - Airportal Project Reference Material May 23, 2007 Manager NASA Mike Madson Project Scientist NASA #12;NGATS ATM-Airportal Project Reference Material

  4. Scale-estimation of quantum coherent energy transport in multiple-minima systems

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    Tristan Farrow; Vlatko Vedral

    2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A generic and intuitive model for coherent energy transport in multiple minima systems coupled to a quantum mechanical bath is shown. Using a simple spin-boson system, we illustrate how a generic donor-acceptor system can be brought into resonance using a narrow band of vibrational modes, such that the transfer efficiency of an electron-hole pair (exciton) is made arbitrarily high. Coherent transport phenomena in nature are of renewed interest since the discovery that a photon captured by the light-harvesting complex (LHC) in photosynthetic organisms can be conveyed to a chemical reaction centre with near-perfect efficiency. Classical explanations of the transfer use stochastic diffusion to model the hopping motion of a photo-excited exciton. This accounts inadequately for the speed and efficiency of the energy transfer measured in a series of recent landmark experiments. Taking a quantum mechanical perspective can help capture the salient features of the efficient part of that transfer. To show the versatility of the model, we extend it to a multiple minima system comprising seven-sites, reminiscent of the widely studied Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) light-harvesting complex. We show that an idealised transport model for multiple minima coupled to a narrow-band phonon can transport energy with arbitrarily high efficiency.

  5. Meeting U.S. Liquid Transport Fuel Needs with a Nuclear Hydrogen Biomass System

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    Forsberg, Charles W [ORNL

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The two major energy challenges for the United States are replacing crude oil in our transportation system and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions. A domestic-source greenhouse-gas-neutral nuclear hydrogen biomass system to replace oil in the transportation sector is described. Some parts of the transportation system can be electrified with electricity supplied by nuclear energy sources that do not emit significant quantities of greenhouse gases. Other components of the transportation system require liquid fuels. Biomass can be converted to greenhouse-gas-neutral liquid fuels; however, the conversion of biomass-to-liquid fuels is energy intensive. There is insufficient biomass to meet U.S. liquid fuel demands and provide the energy required to process the biomass-to-liquid fuels. With the use of nuclear energy to provide heat, electricity, and hydrogen for the processing of biomass-to-liquid fuels, the liquid fuel production per unit of biomass is dramatically increased, and the available biomass could meet U.S. liquid fuel requirements.

  6. Vision-based Control of a Smart Wheelchair for the Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS)

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    Spletzer, John R.

    for autonomously docking a wheelchair onto a vehicle lift platform. This is a principle component of the AutomatedVision-based Control of a Smart Wheelchair for the Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS disabilities. The ATRS employs robotics, automation, and machine vision technologies, and can be integrated

  7. Safety Verification of the Small Aircraft Transportation System Concept of Operations

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    Muñoz, César A.

    performed for the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) Concept of Operations (ConOps). The concept of operation complies with a set of safety requirements. It is also shown that the ConOps has some desirable of Operations for Higher Volume Operation (SATS-HVO ConOps) has been developed by a team at NASA Langley

  8. Potential Impacts of Mexico's Energy Reform on Texas' Transportation System 1 Testimony of Jolanda Prozzi

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    of oil, condensate, and natural gas.i Exploration of Mexico's shale reserves that are located south the monopoly of the oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and encourage foreign investment in Mexico's energyPotential Impacts of Mexico's Energy Reform on Texas' Transportation System 1 Testimony of Jolanda

  9. Mexico's Energy Reform and the Potential Impact on Texas' Transportation System

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    and extraction since 1997 · Increased imports of refined products and crude oil ­Mexico to become a net oil of industrial safety and environmental protection Footer Text Mexico's Energy Reform #12;· Reserves availableMexico's Energy Reform and the Potential Impact on Texas' Transportation System Jolanda Prozzi

  10. A Novel MagPipe Pipeline transportation system using linear motor drives

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    Fang, J.R.; Montgomery, D.B.; Roderick, L. [Magplane Technology Inc., Littleton, MA (United States)

    2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel capsule pipeline transportation system using linear motor drives, called Magplane MagPipe, is under development with the intention to replace trucks and railways for hauling materials from the mine to the rail head, power plant, or processing plant with reduced operating cost and energy consumption. The initial demonstration of a MagPipe line in Inner Mongolia will be a 500-m-long double-pipe coal transport system with the design transportation capacity of 3 Mega-Mg per year. The pipeline consists of 6-m-long plastic pipe modules with an I-beam suspension system inside the pipe to carry sets of five coupled capsules. The pipe will also contain noncontinuous motor winding modules spaced at 50-m intervals. A set of Halbach-arrayed permanent magnets on the bottom of the capsules interact with the linear motor windings to provide propulsion. The motor is driven by variable frequency drives outside the pipe to control the speed. This paper briefly describes the overall MagPipe pipeline transportation system, including the preliminary conclusions of the linear synchronous motor analysis.

  11. Project ID: 35011 Title: The Floating Net Pen Transportation System Pilot Project

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    Project ID: 35011 Title: The Floating Net Pen Transportation System Pilot Project Sponsor: Columbia sufficient. The proposal does not specify what benefits might be expected from use of net pens relative raceways or other sources to the net pens is discussed in the proposal. The reviewers are aware

  12. Feedback-controlled transport in an interacting colloidal system

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    Ken Lichtner; Sabine H. L. Klapp

    2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on dynamical density functional theory (DDFT) we consider a non-equilibrium system of interacting colloidal particles driven by a constant tilting force through a periodic, symmetric "washboard" potential. We demonstrate that, despite of pronounced spatio-temporal correlations, the particle current can be reversed by adding suitable feedback control terms to the DDFT equation of motion. We explore two distinct control protocols with time delay, focussing on either the particle positions or the density profile. Our study shows that the DDFT is an appropriate framework to implement time-delayed feedback control strategies widely used in other fields of nonlinear physics

  13. Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System (ATLAS) | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently20,000 RussianBy:WhetherNovember 13, 2009 Management(UpdatedInsulated Cladding Systems

  14. Investing in Sustainable Transport and Urban Systems: The GEF Experience |

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtelInterias Solar Energy Jump to:IESInterval Data SystemsInves PozoOpen

  15. Development of a Transportable, 1065-Compliant Emissions Measurement System

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197E T A * S HBatteries withAbstractSystemHydrocarbon|

  16. Systems Approach to New Transportation Fuels | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideoStrategic SafetyGeothermal/Ground-Sourcepnnl.gov CodesSystem for|

  17. Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter for Transportable Collective Protection Systems

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    Josephson, Gary B.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Frye, J. G.; Riley, Brian J.; Rappe, Kenneth G.

    2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has performed an assessment of a Hybrid Plasma/Filter system as an alternative to conventional methods for collective protection. The key premise of the hybrid system is to couple a nonthermal plasma (NTP) reactor with reactive adsorption to provide a broader envelope of protection than can be provided through a single-solution approach. The first step uses highly reactive species (e.g. oxygen radicals, hydroxyl radicals, etc.) created in a nonthermal plasma (NTP) reactor to destroy the majority (~75% - 90%) of an incoming threat. Following the NTP reactor an O3 reactor/filter uses the O3 created in the NTP reactor to further destroy the remaining organic materials. This report summarizes the laboratory development of the Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter to protect against a ‘worst-case’ simulant, methyl bromide (CH3Br), and presents a preliminary engineering assessment of the technology to Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection performance specifications for chemical vapor air purification technologies.

  18. LED Market Intelligence Report

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

    early adopters of LED technologies, particularly around dimming capabilities. 16 LED Market Intelligence Report Home Depot Walmart Cree Philips TCP GE LSG Osram Feit Costco...

  19. 17 The Intelligent Welding Gun: Augmented Reality for Experimental Vehicle Construction

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    Bruegge, Bernd

    17 The Intelligent Welding Gun: Augmented Reality for Experimental Vehicle Construction Florian presents the prototypical design and implementation of an Intelligent Welding Gun to help welders welding scenario and the identified system requirements is followed by a thorough exploration

  20. Knowledge for Intelligent Industrial Robots A. Bjorkelund, J. Malec, K. Nilsson, P. Nugues

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    Malec, Jacek

    Knowledge for Intelligent Industrial Robots A. Bj¨orkelund, J. Malec, K. Nilsson, P. Nugues Dept intelligence to industrial robotics and automation systems. We develop an architecture to integrate disparate

  1. Benchmarking transportation logistics practices for effective system planning

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    Thrower, A.W. [Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Dravo, A.N. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC (United States); Keister, M. [Idaho National Laboratory, ID (United States)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents preliminary findings of an Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) benchmarking project to identify best practices for logistics enterprises. The results will help OCRWM's Office of Logistics Management (OLM) design and implement a system to move spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to the Yucca Mountain repository for disposal when that facility is licensed and built. This report suggests topics for additional study. The project team looked at three Federal radioactive material logistics operations that are widely viewed to be successful: (1) the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico; (2) the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP); and (3) domestic and foreign research reactor (FRR) SNF acceptance programs. (authors)

  2. A Brief Tutorial On Recursive Estimation With Examples From Intelligent Vehicle

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Brief Tutorial On Recursive Estimation With Examples From Intelligent Vehicle Applications (Part intelligent vehicle applications. In this article, we focus rather on a "local" issue, i.e. the system model estimation, state, system model, Kalman filter (KF), intelligent vehicles 1 Introduction This article follows

  3. Ion transport membrane module and vessel system with directed internal gas flow

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Holmes, Michael Jerome (Thompson, ND); Ohrn, Theodore R. (Alliance, OH); Chen, Christopher Ming-Poh (Allentown, PA)

    2010-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An ion transport membrane system comprising (a) a pressure vessel having an interior, an inlet adapted to introduce gas into the interior of the vessel, an outlet adapted to withdraw gas from the interior of the vessel, and an axis; (b) a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and arranged in series, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide ceramic material and having an interior region and an exterior region; and (c) one or more gas flow control partitions disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and adapted to change a direction of gas flow within the vessel.

  4. Pajarito Plateau Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling Process-Level and Systems Models of Groundwater Flow and

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    Lu, Zhiming

    Pajarito Plateau Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling 1 Process-Level and Systems Models of Groundwater Flow and Transport Beneath the Pajarito Plateau: Migration of High Explosives from Technical Area Groundwater Modeling Project Systems Model Vadose Zone Model Regional Aquifer Model #12;Pajarito Plateau

  5. Transportation Sector Model of the National Energy Modeling System. Volume 1

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    NONE

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the objectives, analytical approach and development of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Transportation Model (TRAN). The report catalogues and describes the model assumptions, computational methodology, parameter estimation techniques, model source code, and forecast results generated by the model. The NEMS Transportation Model comprises a series of semi-independent models which address different aspects of the transportation sector. The primary purpose of this model is to provide mid-term forecasts of transportation energy demand by fuel type including, but not limited to, motor gasoline, distillate, jet fuel, and alternative fuels (such as CNG) not commonly associated with transportation. The current NEMS forecast horizon extends to the year 2010 and uses 1990 as the base year. Forecasts are generated through the separate consideration of energy consumption within the various modes of transport, including: private and fleet light-duty vehicles; aircraft; marine, rail, and truck freight; and various modes with minor overall impacts, such as mass transit and recreational boating. This approach is useful in assessing the impacts of policy initiatives, legislative mandates which affect individual modes of travel, and technological developments. The model also provides forecasts of selected intermediate values which are generated in order to determine energy consumption. These elements include estimates of passenger travel demand by automobile, air, or mass transit; estimates of the efficiency with which that demand is met; projections of vehicle stocks and the penetration of new technologies; and estimates of the demand for freight transport which are linked to forecasts of industrial output. Following the estimation of energy demand, TRAN produces forecasts of vehicular emissions of the following pollutants by source: oxides of sulfur, oxides of nitrogen, total carbon, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds.

  6. A compendium of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system and recent programmatic changes

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    Becker, D.L.; McCoy, J.C.

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because RTGs contain significant quantities of radioactive materials, usually plutonium-238 and its decay products, they must be transported in packages built in accordance with 10 CFR 71 (1994). To meet these regulatory requirements, US DOE commissioned Westinghouse Hanford Co. in 1988 to develop a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System (RTGTS) that would fully comply while protecting RTGs from adverse environmental conditions during normal transport conditions (eg, mainly shock and heat). RTGTS is scheduled for completion Dec. 1996 and will be available to support NASA`s Cassini mission to Saturn in Oct. 1997. This paper provides an overview of the RTGTS project, discusses the hardware being produced, and summarizes various programmatic and management innovations required by recent changes at DOE.

  7. Assuring safety through operational approval : challenges in assessing and approving the safety of systems-level changes in air transportation

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    Weibel, Roland E. (Roland Everett)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To improve capacity and efficiency of the air transportation system, a number of new systems-level changes have been proposed. Key aspects of the proposed changes are combined functionality across technology and procedures ...

  8. Gain margin and phase margin analysis of a nuclear reactor control system with multiple transport lags

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    Chang, C.H. (Institute of Electronics, National Chiao-Tung Univ. (TW)); Han, K.W. (Chung-Shan Institute and National Chiao-Tung Univ., Hsinchu (TW))

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper a method for finding the boundaries of constant gain margin and phase margin of control systems with transport lags and adjustable parameters is presented. The considered systems are first modified by adding a gain-phase margin tester, then the characteristic equations are formulated, and finally the stability equations are used to find the boundaries of constant gain margin and phase margin. The main advantage of the proposed method is to obtain complete information about the effects of adjustable parameters on gain margin and phase margin and their corresponding crossover frequencies. In order to show the usefulness of the proposed method a nuclear reactor control system with multiple transport lags is chosen as one of the examples.

  9. Over-the-road shock and vibration testing of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system

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    Becker, D.L.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) convert heat generated by radioactive decay into electricity through the use of thermocouples. The RTGs have a long operating life, are reasonably lightweight, and require little or no maintenance, which make them particularly attractive for use in spacecraft. However, because RTGs contain significant quantities of radioactive materials, normally plutonium-238 and its decay products, they must be transported in packages built in accordance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71 (10 CFR 71). To meet these regulations, a RTG Transportation System (RTGTS) that fully complies with 10 CFR 71 has been developed, which protects RTGs from adverse environmental conditions during normal conditions of transport (e.g., shock, vibration, and heat). To ensure the protection of RTGs from shock and vibration loadings during transport, extensive over-the-road testing was conducted on the RTG`S to obtain real-time recordings of accelerations of the air-ride suspension system trailer floor, packaging, and support structure. This paper provides an overview of the RTG`S, a discussion of the shock and vibration testing, and a comparison of the test results to the specified shock response spectra and power spectral density acceleration criteria.

  10. Preliminary definition of the DOE/OCRWM transportation operating system: Final report

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    Rawl, R.R.; Kline, S.C.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is based on the report ''Preliminary Definition of the Transportation Operations System'' and presents a summary of the preliminary definition of transportation operations activities for the cask shipment cycle, commencing with the dispatch of an empty cask, to loading and unloading of cask contents, and preparation of the empty cask for redispatch. It first presents a high-level description of the transportation cycle and then further describes each of the major activities in greater detail. For simplicity of presentation, the highway mode of transport is most often used to describe activities. The reader should keep in mind that the use of other modes will slightly alter the activities and possibly the sequences. Major activities and functions of the system are organized into a first cut of how they could be allocated to specific facilities. The reader should keep in mind that the assignment of functions and the aggregation of these into specific facilities are tasks which have yet to be performed. This paper simply presents a first look at possible groupings of the functions on a facility basis. 12 figs.

  11. Impact flux of asteroids and water transport to the habitable zone in binary star systems

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    Bancelin, D; Eggl, S; Dvorak, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By now, observations of exoplanets have found more than 50 binary star systems hosting 71 planets. We expect these numbers to increase as more than 70% of the main sequence stars in the solar neighborhood are members of binary or multiple systems. The planetary motion in such systems depends strongly on both the parameters of the stellar system (stellar separation and eccentricity) and the architecture of the planetary system (number of planets and their orbital behaviour). In case a terrestrial planet moves in the so-called habitable zone (HZ) of its host star, the habitability of this planet depends on many parameters. A crucial factor is certainly the amount of water. We investigate in this work the transport of water from beyond the snow-line to the HZ in a binary star system and compare it to a single star system.

  12. Development of a particle injection system for impurity transport study in KSTAR

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    Lee, H. Y.; Hong, Joohwan; Lee, Seung Hun; Jang, Siwon; Jang, Juhyeok; Jeon, Taemin; Park, Jae Sun; Choe, Wonho, E-mail: wchoe@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea and Fusion Plasma Transport Research Center, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Suk-Ho [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A solid particle injection system is developed for KSTAR. The system has a compact size, compatibility with a strong magnetic field and high vacuum environment, and the capability to inject a small amount of solid particles with a narrow injection angle. The target flight-distance of 10 cm has been achieved with a particle loss rate of less than 10%. Solid impurity particles such as tungsten and carbon will be injected by this system at the midplane in KSTAR. The impurity transport feature will be studied with a soft X-ray array, a vacuum ultra-violet diagnostic, and Stand Alone Non-Corona code.

  13. Context-Enabled Business Intelligence

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    Troy Hiltbrand

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To truly understand context and apply it in business intelligence, it is vital to understand what context is and how it can be applied in addressing organizational needs. Context describes the facets of the environment that impact the way that end users interact with the system. Context includes aspects of location, chronology, access method, demographics, social influence/ relationships, end-user attitude/ emotional state, behavior/ past behavior, and presence. To be successful in making Business Intelligence content enabled, it is important to be able to capture the context of use user. With advances in technology, there are a number of ways in which this user based information can be gathered and exposed to enhance the overall end user experience.

  14. NREL - Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics - Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems 2010

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    None

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We can improve the fuel economy of our cars, trucks, and buses by designing them to use the energy in fuels more efficiently. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are helping the nation achieve these goals by developing transportation technologies like: advanced vehicle systems and components; alternative fuels; as well as fuel cells, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/learning/advanced_vehicles_fuels.html

  15. Safety analysis report for packaging, onsite, long-length contaminated equipment transport system

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    McCormick, W.A.

    1997-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This safety analysis report for packaging describes the components of the long-length contaminated equipment (LLCE) transport system (TS) and provides the analyses, evaluations, and associated operational controls necessary for the safe use of the LLCE TS on the Hanford Site. The LLCE TS will provide a standardized, comprehensive approach for the disposal of approximately 98% of LLCE scheduled to be removed from the 200 Area waste tanks.

  16. Final design review summary report for the TN-WHC cask and transportation system

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    Kee, A.T.

    1997-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This document represents comments generated from a review of Transnuclear`s Final Design Package distributed on December 10, 1996 and a review of the Final Design Analysis Report meeting held on December 17 & 18, 1996. The Final design describes desicn features and presents final analyses @j performed to fabricate and operate the system while meeting the Cask/Transportation Functions and Requirements, WHC-SD-SNF-FRD-011, Rev. 0 and specification WHC-S-0396, Rev. 1.

  17. Optimization of the network design of a futur-istic transport system based on moving walk-

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    systems like bike-sharing and car-sharing. Also futuristic modes of transport will be part of the modal.scarinci,guillaume.lopez,jianghang.chen,michel.bierlaire}@epfl.ch May 2014 Abstract Starting from the assumption of a future where the use of cars will be limited moving walkway in a car-free urban environment may present an innovative solution, and further research

  18. Advances in Reinforcement Learning and Their Implications for Intelligent Control

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    Sutton, Richard S.

    models that are complete and accurate [ShaSO]. If control depends upon a domain model, it must sufficeAdvances in Reinforcement Learning and Their Implications for Intelligent Control Steven D. Whitehead*, Richard S. Suttoni and Dana H. Ballard* 1 Introduction What is an intelligent control system

  19. Intelligence Through Interaction: Towards a Unified Theory for Learning

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    Tan, Ah-Hwee

    model, the learning paradigms encompassed, and the various types of knowledge learned. 1 IntroductionIntelligence Through Interaction: Towards a Unified Theory for Learning Ah-Hwee Tan1 , Gail A,steve@cns.bu.edu Abstract. Machine learning, a cornerstone of intelligent systems, has typically been studied in the context

  20. Safety of high speed guided ground transportation systems: Comparison of magnetic and electric fields of conventional and advanced electrified transportation systems. Final report, September 1992-March 1993

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    Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Jacobs, W.L.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concerns exist regarding the potential safety, environmental and health effects on the public and on transportation workers due to electrification along new or existing rail corridors, and to proposed maglev and high speed rail operations. Therefore, the characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz) is of interest. The report summarizes and compares the results of a survey of EMF characteristics (spatial, temporal and frequency bands) for representative conventional railroad and transit and advanced high-speed systems including: the German TR-07 maglev system; the Amtrak Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Transit (NJT) trains; the Washington, DC Metrorail (WMATA) and the Boston, MA (MBTA) transit systems; and the French TGV-A high speed rail system. This comprehensive comparative EMF survey produced both detailed data and statistical summaries of EMF profiles, and their variability in time and space. EMF ELF levels for WMATA are also compared to those produced by common environmental sources at home, work, and under power lines, but have specific frequency signatures.

  1. The Teleface project -disability, feasibility and intelligibility

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    Beskow, Jonas

    as software running on a PC, or as a dedicated standalone unit (the "Teleface" unit). Other applications, such as Waxholm (Bertenstam et al, 1995) and the Olga system (Beskow, Elenius & McGlashan, 1997). Even-based spoken dialogue system Olga (Beskow et al., 1997). Intelligibility study We have created a database

  2. The Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research

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    -Private Partnership (PPP), a feature which distinguishes it from traditional forms of PPP. TRZs encourage inter

  3. Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research

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    of life and economic vitality for the Paso Del Norte (PDN) region and to developing solutions that can road network models for the Paso del Norte region · Providing for safer movement of hazardous materials Currently, an integrated regional road network for traffic model- ing does not exist for the Paso del Norte

  4. Multi-Agent Systems and Control, Intelligent Robotics, and Cybernetics. Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, and Smart Grid.

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    . Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, and Smart Grid. Computer Science and Engineering. Embedded Systems

  5. A Study of the Advanced Systems at the CMU Intelligent Workplace with an Evaluation of Potential Applications to Texas A&M International University

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    Claridge, D. E.; Gong, X.; Verdict, M.; Clingenpeel, K.

    A detailed study has been conducted of the performance of several innovative aspects of the Intelligent Workplace (IW) at Carnegie Mellon University, a low energy consumption building that uses radiant heating, cooling and a desiccant ventilation...

  6. Application of Chebyshev Formalism to Identify Nonlinear Magnetic Field Components in Beam Transport Systems

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    Michael Spata

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experiment was conducted at Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility to develop a beam-based technique for characterizing the extent of the nonlinearity of the magnetic fields of a beam transport system. Horizontally and vertically oriented pairs of air-core kicker magnets were simultaneously driven at two different frequencies to provide a time-dependent transverse modulation of the beam orbit relative to the unperturbed reference orbit. Fourier decomposition of the position data at eight different points along the beamline was then used to measure the amplitude of these frequencies. For a purely linear transport system one expects to find solely the frequencies that were applied to the kickers with amplitudes that depend on the phase advance of the lattice. In the presence of nonlinear fields one expects to also find harmonics of the driving frequencies that depend on the order of the nonlinearity. Chebyshev polynomials and their unique properties allow one to directly quantify the magnitude of the nonlinearity with the minimum error. A calibration standard was developed using one of the sextupole magnets in a CEBAF beamline. The technique was then applied to a pair of Arc 1 dipoles and then to the magnets in the Transport Recombiner beamline to measure their multipole content as a function of transverse position within the magnets.

  7. Real-Time Transport in Open Quantum Systems From $\\mathcal{PT}$-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics

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    Justin E. Elenewski; Hanning Chen

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanoscale electronic transport is of intense technological interest, with applications ranging from semiconducting devices and molecular junctions to charge migration in biological systems. Most explicit theoretical approaches treat transport using a combination of density functional theory (DFT) and non-equilibrium Green's functions. This is a static formalism, with dynamic response properties accommodated only through complicated extensions. To circumvent this limitation, the carrier density may be propagated using real-time time-dependent DFT (RT-TDDFT), with boundary conditions corresponding to an open quantum system. Complex absorbing potentials can emulate outgoing particles at the simulation boundary, although these do not account for introduction of charge density. It is demonstrated that the desired positive particle flux is afforded by a class of $\\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric generating potentials that are characterized by anisotropic transmission resonances. These potentials add density every time a particle traverses the cell boundary, and may be used to engineer a continuous pulse train for incident packets. This is a first step toward developing a complete transport formalism unique to RT-TDDFT.

  8. Integrated System for Retrieval, Transportation and Consolidated Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel in the US - 13312

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    Bracey, William; Bondre, Jayant; Shelton, Catherine [Transnuclear, Inc., 7135 Minstrel Way Suite 300, Columbia MD 21045 (United States)] [Transnuclear, Inc., 7135 Minstrel Way Suite 300, Columbia MD 21045 (United States); Edmonds, Robert [AREVA Federal Services, 7207 IBM Drive, Charlotte NC 28262 (United States)] [AREVA Federal Services, 7207 IBM Drive, Charlotte NC 28262 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The current inventory of used nuclear fuel assemblies (UNFAs) from commercial reactor operations in the United States totals approximately 65,000 metric tons or approximately 232,000 UNFAs primarily stored at the 104 operational reactors in the US and a small number of decommissioned reactors. This inventory is growing at a rate of roughly 2,000 to 2,400 metric tons each year, (Approx. 7,000 UNFAs) as a result of ongoing commercial reactor operations. Assuming an average of 10 metric tons per storage/transportation casks, this inventory of commercial UNFAs represents about 6,500 casks with an additional of about 220 casks every year. In January 2010, the Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) [1] was directed to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and recommend a new plan. The BRC issued their final recommendations in January 2012. One of the main recommendations is for the United States to proceed promptly to develop one or more consolidated storage facilities (CSF) as part of an integrated, comprehensive plan for safely managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Based on its extensive experience in storage and transportation cask design, analysis, licensing, fabrication, and operations including transportation logistics, Transnuclear, Inc. (TN), an AREVA Subsidiary within the Logistics Business Unit, is engineering an integrated system that will address the complete process of commercial UNFA management. The system will deal with UNFAs in their current storage mode in various configurations, the preparation including handling and additional packaging where required and transportation of UNFAs to a CSF site, and subsequent storage, operation and maintenance at the CSF with eventual transportation to a future repository or recycling site. It is essential to proceed by steps to ensure that the system will be the most efficient and serve at best its purpose by defining: the problem to be resolved, the criteria to evaluate the solutions, and the alternative solutions. The complexity of the project is increasing with time (more fuel assemblies, new storage systems, deteriorating logistics infrastructure at some sites, etc.) but with the uncertainty on the final disposal path, flexibility and simplicity will be critical. (authors)

  9. Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Steam Generator Modelling

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    Wright, Sarah

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the use of different Artificial Intelligence methods to predict the values of several continuous variables from a Steam Generator. The objective was to determine how the different artificial intelligence methods performed in making predictions on the given dataset. The artificial intelligence methods evaluated were Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems. The types of neural networks investigated were Multi-Layer Perceptions, and Radial Basis Function. Bayesian and committee techniques were applied to these neural networks. Each of the AI methods considered was simulated in Matlab. The results of the simulations showed that all the AI methods were capable of predicting the Steam Generator data reasonably accurately. However, the Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference system out performed the other methods in terms of accuracy and ease of implementation, while still achieving a fast execution time as well as a reasonable training time.

  10. Technology transition in the national air transportation system : market failure and game theoretic analysis with application to ADS-B

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    Hu, Xiaojie

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research analyzes the problem of technology transition in the national air transportation system, focusing on the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). ADS-B is a key technology in the ...

  11. Exploring the spatial implications of capacity constraints in public transportation systems : a scenario-based analysis of London

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    Tuttle, Stephen B. (Stephen Bradford)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In growing regions with large public transportation systems, the distribution of available capacity can affect where development occurs and determine which users and land uses suffer from further crowding. However, analyzing ...

  12. Cognitive environment simulation: An artificial intelligence system for human performance assessment: Cognitive reliability analysis technique: (Technical report, May 1986-June 1987)

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    Woods, D.D.; Roth, E.M.

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of Phase II of a three phase research program to develop and validate improved methods to model the cognitive behavior of nuclear power plant (NPP) personnel. In Phase II a dynamic simulation capability for modeling how people form intentions to act in NPP emergency situations was developed based on techniques from artificial intelligence. This modeling tool, Cognitive Environment Simulation or CES, simulates the cognitive processes that determine situation assessment and intention formation. It can be used to investigate analytically what situations and factors lead to intention failures, what actions follow from intention failures (e.g., errors of omission, errors of commission, common mode errors), the ability to recover from errors or additional machine failures, and the effects of changes in the NPP person-machine system. The Cognitive Reliability Assessment Technique (or CREATE) was also developed in Phase II to specify how CES can be used to enhance the measurement of the human contribution to risk in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) studies. 34 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Cognitive environment simulation: An artificial intelligence system for human performance assessment: Modeling human intention formation: (Technical report, May 1986-June 1987)

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    Woods, D.D.; Roth, E.M.; Pople, H. Jr.

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of Phase II of a three phase research program to develop and validate improved methods to model the cognitive behavior of nuclear power plant (NPP) personnel. In Phase II a dynamic simulation capability for modeling how people form intentions to act in NPP emergency situations was developed based on techniques from artificial intelligence. This modeling tool, Cognitive Environment Simulation or CES, simulates the cognitive processes that determine situation assessment and intention formation. It can be used to investigate analytically what situations and factors lead to intention failures, what actions follow from intention failures (e.g., errors of omission, errors of commission, common mode errors), the ability to recover from errors or additional machine failures, and the effects of changes in the NPP person-machine system. The Cognitive Reliability Assessment Technique (or CREATE) was also developed in Phase II to specify how CES can be used to enhance the measurement of the human contribution to risk in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) studies. 43 refs., 20 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Long Length Contaminated Equipment Retrieval System Receiver Trailer and Transport Trailer Operations and Maintenance Manual

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    DALE, R.N.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system to accommodate the removal of long-length contaminated equipment (LLCE) from Hanford underground radioactive waste storage tanks was designed, procured, and demonstrated, via a project activity during the 1990s. The system is the Long Length Contaminated Equipment Removal System (LLCERS). LLCERS will be maintained and operated by Tank Farms Engineering and Operations organizations and other varied projects having a need for the system. The responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the LLCERS Receiver Trailer (RT) and Transport Trailer (TT) resides with the RPP Characterization Project Operations organization. The purpose of this document is to provide vendor supplied operating and maintenance (O & M) information for the RT and TT in a readily retrievable form. This information is provided this way instead of in a vendor information (VI) file to maintain configuration control of the operations baseline as described in RPP-6085, ''Configuration Management Plan for Long Length Contaminated Equipment Receiver and Transport Trailers''. Additional Operations Baseline documents are identified in RPP-6085.

  15. Maglev vehicles and superconductor technology: Integration of high-speed ground transportation into the air travel system

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    Johnson, L.R.; Rote, D.M.; Hull, J.R.; Coffey, H.T.; Daley, J.G.; Giese, R.F.

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was undertaken to (1) evaluate the potential contribution of high-temperature superconductors (HTSCs) to the technical and economic feasibility of magnetically levitated (maglev) vehicles, (2) determine the status of maglev transportation research in the United States and abroad, (3) identify the likelihood of a significant transportation market for high-speed maglev vehicles, and (4) provide a preliminary assessment of the potential energy and economic benefits of maglev systems. HTSCs should be considered as an enhancing, rather than an enabling, development for maglev transportation because they should improve reliability and reduce energy and maintenance costs. Superconducting maglev transportation technologies were developed in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Federal support was withdrawn in 1975, but major maglev transportation programs were continued in Japan and West Germany, where full-scale prototypes now carry passengers at speeds of 250 mi/h in demonstration runs. Maglev systems are generally viewed as very-high-speed train systems, but this study shows that the potential market for maglev technology as a train system, e.g., from one downtown to another, is limited. Rather, aircraft and maglev vehicles should be seen as complementing rather than competing transportation systems. If maglev systems were integrated into major hub airport operations, they could become economical in many relatively high-density US corridors. Air traffic congestion and associated noise and pollutant emissions around airports would also be reduced. 68 refs., 26 figs., 16 tabs.

  16. Transporting particulate material

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    Aldred, Derek Leslie (North Hollywood, CA); Rader, Jeffrey A. (North Hollywood, CA); Saunders, Timothy W. (North Hollywood, CA)

    2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A material transporting system comprises a material transporting apparatus (100) including a material transporting apparatus hopper structure (200, 202), which comprises at least one rotary transporting apparatus; a stationary hub structure (900) constraining and assisting the at least one rotary transporting apparatus; an outlet duct configuration (700) configured to permit material to exit therefrom and comprising at least one diverging portion (702, 702'); an outlet abutment configuration (800) configured to direct material to the outlet duct configuration; an outlet valve assembly from the material transporting system venting the material transporting system; and a moving wall configuration in the material transporting apparatus capable of assisting the material transporting apparatus in transporting material in the material transporting system. Material can be moved from the material transporting apparatus hopper structure to the outlet duct configuration through the at least one rotary transporting apparatus, the outlet abutment configuration, and the outlet valve assembly.

  17. Space-Charge Limits on the Transport of Ion Beams in a Long Alternating Gradient System

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    Tiefenback, M.G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    term stability of the transport of cold, high-current beams,beam. The cold-beam ideal case for this transport is called

  18. J. Phys. Chem. 1081, 85,1989-1994 1980 Electronic Excited-State Transport in Random Systems. Time-Resolved Fluorescence

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    J. Phys. Chem. 1081, 85,1989-1994 1980 Electronic Excited-State Transport in Random Systems. Time-state transport in a system composed of randomly distributed molecules, i.e., rhodamine 6G in glycerol-consistenttheoretical method. Mean-squaredisplacementsand their time derivativesare reported. Energy transport is nondiffusive

  19. The rationale/benefits of nuclear thermal rocket propulsion for NASA's lunar space transportation system

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    Borowski, S.K.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The solid core nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) represents the next major evolutionary step in propulsion technology. With its attractive operating characteristics, which include high specific impulse (approximately 850-1000 s) and engine thrust-to-weight (approximately 4-20), the NTR can form the basis for an efficient lunar space transportation system (LTS) capable of supporting both piloted and cargo missions. Studies conducted at the NASA Lewis Research Center indicate that an NTR-based LTS could transport a fully-fueled, cargo-laden, lunar excursion vehicle to the Moon, and return it to low Earth orbit (LEO) after mission completion, for less initial mass in LEO than an aerobraked chemical system of the type studied by NASA during its '90-Day Study.' The all-propulsive NTR-powered LTS would also be 'fully reusable' and would have a 'return payload' mass fraction of approximately 23 percent--twice that of the 'partially reusable' aerobraked chemical system. Two NTR technology options are examined--one derived from the graphite-moderated reactor concept developed by NASA and the AEC under the Rover/NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) programs, and a second concept, the Particle Bed Reactor (PBR). The paper also summarizes NASA's lunar outpost scenario, compares relative performance provided by different LTS concepts, and discusses important operational issues (e.g., reusability, engine 'end-of life' disposal, etc.) associated with using this important propulsion technology.

  20. Best Practices for Finite Element Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfer, Storage, and Transportation Systems

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    Bajwa, Christopher S.; Piotter, Jason; Cuta, Judith M.; Adkins, Harold E.; Klymyshyn, Nicholas A.; Fort, James A.; Suffield, Sarah R.

    2010-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Storage casks and transportation packages for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) are designed to confine SNF in sealed canisters or casks, provide structural integrity during accidents, and remove decay through a storage or transportation overpack. The transfer, storage, and transportation of SNF in dry storage casks and transport packages is regulated under 10 CFR Part 72 and 10 CFR Part 71, respectively. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used with increasing frequency in Safety Analysis Reports and other regulatory technical evaluations related to SNF casks and packages and their associated systems. Advances in computing power have made increasingly sophisticated FEA models more feasible, and as a result, the need for careful review of such models has also increased. This paper identifies best practice recommendations that stem from recent NRC review experience. The scope covers issues common to all commercially available FEA software, and the recommendations are applicable to any FEA software package. Three specific topics are addressed: general FEA practices, issues specific to thermal analyses, and issues specific to structural analyses. General FEA practices covers appropriate documentation of the model and results, which is important for an efficient review process. The thermal analysis best practices are related to cask analysis for steady state conditions and transient scenarios. The structural analysis best practices are related to the analysis of casks and associated payload during standard handling and drop scenarios. The best practices described in this paper are intended to identify FEA modeling issues and provide insights that can help minimize associated uncertainties and errors, in order to facilitate the NRC licensing review process.

  1. Framework for a flexible, real-time controller for automated material transport systems

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    Edlabadkar, Abhay

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Manager Module. 5. 5. 1 Configuration 1. . 5. 5. 2 Configurations 2 2k 3. 5. 5. 3 Configuratron 4. . 5. 5. 4 Error Handling and Recovery Routines. . . . . . 5. 6 The Dispatcher Module. . 5. 6. 1 Configurations I 2k 4 5. 6. 2 Configurations 2 & 3... for the manager module. MTC control structure. 25 28 43 61 16 17 19 20 Material transport system layout . Intermediate decision ports . . Intermediate MTS network representation. . Graph representation of the MTS. . . Basic flowchart for the MTC...

  2. Development of a hybrid intelligent system for on-line real-time monitoring of nuclear power plant operations

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    Yildiz, Bilge, 1976-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A nuclear power plant (NPP) has an intricate operational domain involving systems, structures and components (SSCs) that vary in scale and complexity. Many of the large scale SSCs contribute to the lost availability in the ...

  3. 552 Int. J. Intelligent Information and Database Systems, Vol. 4, No. 6, 2010 Copyright 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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    Dreibholz, Thomas

    outages ­ regardless of whether being caused by system failures or intentional denial of service (Do Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from Chongqing University. She was an Advanced

  4. Business Intelligence at the University of Minnesota

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    Thomas, David D.

    staff and approaches Develop quality assurance for each Enterprise System Engage leadership support the quality, accessibility, and use of evidence #12;What is business intelligence? · Many different ways of technologies and processes that use data to analyze and understand organizational performance" · Most

  5. Intelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Yao, Xin

    such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4 / 10 #12;Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Unmanned, untethered submersibles AutosubIntelligent Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Zeyn Saigol January 31, 2007 Supervisors Underwater Vehicles Classical planning systems Problem specification Markov Decision Processes 2 / 10 #12

  6. Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology

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    Mladenic, Dunja

    Boston/Dordrecht/London #12; Contents Contributing Authors vii 1 Data analysis of patients with severe Nada LavraŸc is a research associate at the Department of Intelligent Systems, J. Stefan Institute, The MIT Press 1989, and Inductive Logic Programming: Techniques and Applications, Ellis Horwood 1994

  7. Operational Challenges in Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) Transportation Through Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS)

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    Godwin A. Chukwu; Santanu Khataniar; Shirish Patil; Abhijit Dandekar

    2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil production from Alaskan North Slope oil fields has steadily declined. In the near future, ANS crude oil production will decline to such a level (200,000 to 400,000 bbl/day) that maintaining economic operation of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) will require pumping alternative products through the system. Heavy oil deposits in the West Sak and Ugnu formations are a potential resource, although transporting these products involves addressing important sedimentation issues. One possibility is the use of Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) technology. Estimated recoverable gas reserves of 38 trillion cubic feet (TCF) on the North Slope of Alaska can be converted to liquid with GTL technology and combined with the heavy oils for a product suitable for pipeline transport. Issues that could affect transport of this such products through TAPS include pumpability of GTL and crude oil blends, cold restart of the pipeline following a prolonged winter shutdown, and solids deposition inside the pipeline. This study examined several key fluid properties of GTL, crude oil and four selected blends under TAPS operating conditions. Key measurements included Reid Vapor Pressure, density and viscosity, PVT properties, and solids deposition. Results showed that gel strength is not a significant factor for the ratios of GTL-crude oil blend mixtures (1:1; 1:2; 1:3; 1:4) tested under TAPS cold re-start conditions at temperatures above - 20 F, although Bingham fluid flow characteristics exhibited by the blends at low temperatures indicate high pumping power requirements following prolonged shutdown. Solids deposition is a major concern for all studied blends. For the commingled flow profile studied, decreased throughput can result in increased and more rapid solid deposition along the pipe wall, resulting in more frequent pigging of the pipeline or, if left unchecked, pipeline corrosion.

  8. Development of a structural health monitoring system for the life assessment of critical transportation infrastructure.

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    Roach, Dennis Patrick; Jauregui, David Villegas (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM); Daumueller, Andrew Nicholas (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM)

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent structural failures such as the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minnesota have underscored the urgent need for improved methods and procedures for evaluating our aging transportation infrastructure. This research seeks to develop a basis for a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system to provide quantitative information related to the structural integrity of metallic structures to make appropriate management decisions and ensuring public safety. This research employs advanced structural analysis and nondestructive testing (NDT) methods for an accurate fatigue analysis. Metal railroad bridges in New Mexico will be the focus since many of these structures are over 100 years old and classified as fracture-critical. The term fracture-critical indicates that failure of a single component may result in complete collapse of the structure such as the one experienced by the I-35W Bridge. Failure may originate from sources such as loss of section due to corrosion or cracking caused by fatigue loading. Because standard inspection practice is primarily visual, these types of defects can go undetected due to oversight, lack of access to critical areas, or, in riveted members, hidden defects that are beneath fasteners or connection angles. Another issue is that it is difficult to determine the fatigue damage that a structure has experienced and the rate at which damage is accumulating due to uncertain history and load distribution in supporting members. A SHM system has several advantages that can overcome these limitations. SHM allows critical areas of the structure to be monitored more quantitatively under actual loading. The research needed to apply SHM to metallic structures was performed and a case study was carried out to show the potential of SHM-driven fatigue evaluation to assess the condition of critical transportation infrastructure and to guide inspectors to potential problem areas. This project combines the expertise in transportation infrastructure at New Mexico State University with the expertise at Sandia National Laboratories in the emerging field of SHM.

  9. Planning of feeding station installment for elec-tric urban public mass-transportation system

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    especially in the transportation sector, a key and viable approach is to use renewable energy such as wind 13th Swiss Transport Research Conference Monte Verità / Ascona, April 24 ­ 26, 2013 #12;Planning-based transportation infrastructure has led to renewed interest in electric transportation infrastructure, especially

  10. The Influence of Morphology on the Charge Transport in Two-Phase Disordered Organic Systems

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    Cristiano F. Woellner; Leonardo D. Machado; Pedro A. S. Autreto; Jose A. Freire; Douglas S. Galvao

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we use a three-dimensional Pauli master equation to investigate the charge carrier mobility of a two-phase system, which can mimic donor-acceptor and amorphous- crystalline bulk heterojunctions. Our approach can be separated into two parts: the morphology generation and the charge transport modeling in the generated blend. The morphology part is based on a Monte Carlo simulation of binary mixtures (donor/acceptor). The second part is carried out by numerically solving the steady-state Pauli master equation. By taking the energetic disorder of each phase, their energy offset and domain morphology into consideration, we show that the carrier mobility can have a significant different behavior when compared to a one-phase system. When the energy offset is non-zero, we show that the mobility electric field dependence switches from negative to positive at a threshold field proportional to the energy offset. Additionally, the influence of morphology, through the domain size and the interfacial roughness parameters, on the transport was also investigated.

  11. Use of transportable storage casks in the nuclear waste management system: Appendices

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    1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study was performed to determine the viability of the use of transportable storage casks (TSCs), and other metal casks that are designed primarily for storage but which might be used to ship their stored contents to DOE on a one-time use basis (referred to in this study as storage only casks, or SOCs), in the combined utility/DOE spent fuel management system. The viability of the use of TSCs and SOCs was assessed in terms of the costs and savings involved in their use, the sensitivity of these costs and savings to changes in the capacity and cost of fabrication of the casks, the impacts of variation in cask design features on cost and radiation exposure of personnel, and their prospective use in connection with the transport of defense high level wastes. Estimates were developed of the costs of acquiring and handling of TSCs and SOCs at reactor sites. For comparison purposes, similar costs were developed for the use of concrete storage casks at reactor sites. Estimates of the savings involved to the DOE system as a result of receiving spent fuel in TSCs or SOCs were separately developed. These costs are developed and presented in Volume 2, Appendices A through J.

  12. advanced ground intelligent: Topics by E-print Network

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

    ... Hearn, Robert A. 2004-06-16 8 FlexRAM: Toward an Advanced Intelligent Memory System Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: FlexRAM: Toward an...

  13. A Review of Quantitative Approaches to Intelligent Building Assessment

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    Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D. J.; Hong, J.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    such as Architecture, Engineering, Environment, Economics, Management, and Sociology. The 6 IB rating systems include the AIIB method developed by the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (AIIB), Hong Kong, China; the BRE method developed by the Building Research...

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 54, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2007 97 Distributed Intelligent Energy Management System

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    Simões, Marcelo Godoy

    are very important for the Micro- grid. The majority of microsources must be power electronic based in the battery life is also achieved due to optimization of storage charge states using the proposed DIEMS. Index and the grid. The advantages and considerations of HFAC system will be addressed in this paper along

  15. Modeling the Energy Use of a Connected and Automated Transportation System (Poster)

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    Gonder, J.; Brown, A.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Early research points to large potential impacts of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on transportation energy use - dramatic savings, increased use, or anything in between. Due to a lack of suitable data and integrated modeling tools to explore these complex future systems, analyses to date have relied on simple combinations of isolated effects. This poster proposes a framework for modeling the potential energy implications from increasing penetration of CAV technologies and for assessing technology and policy options to steer them toward favorable energy outcomes. Current CAV modeling challenges include estimating behavior change, understanding potential vehicle-to-vehicle interactions, and assessing traffic flow and vehicle use under different automation scenarios. To bridge these gaps and develop a picture of potential future automated systems, NREL is integrating existing modeling capabilities with additional tools and data inputs to create a more fully integrated CAV assessment toolkit.

  16. Volumetric reach comparison of possible end-effectors for the articulated transporter and manipulator system

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    Kress, R.L.; Babcock, S.M.; Hamel, W.R. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Bills, K.C. (Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (USA))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research was to investigate the performance of the Articulated Transporter and Manipulator System (ATMS) during various tasks relative to the choice of wrist/end-effector configuration. The approach taken was to generate computer graphics-aided three-dimensional interactive application (CATIA) system-based models of four wrist/end-effector combinations and consider the volumetric reach of each of these configurations based on the capacity of the ATMS. The results indicate that a simple, lightweight end-effector provides a greater volumetric reach. The greatest variation presented herein is {approximately}40% when comparing a 7-degree-of-freedom (DOF) dexterous arm with a simple 3-DOF arm; however, the benefit of increasing volumetric reach by only 40% by using a simple arm may be outweighed by the loss of dexterity. 10 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. A probability current analysis of energy transport in open quantum systems

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    Jan J. J. Roden; K. Birgitta Whaley

    2015-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a probability current analysis of excitation energy transfer between states of an open quantum system. Expressing the energy transfer through currents of excitation probability between the states in a site representation enables us to gain key insights into the energy transfer dynamics. It allows to, i) identify the pathways of energy transport in large networks of sites and to quantify their relative weights, ii) quantify the respective contributions of unitary dynamics, dephasing, and relaxation/dissipation processes to the energy transfer, and iii) quantify the contribution of coherence to the energy transfer. Our analysis is general and can be applied to a broad range of open quantum system descriptions (with coupling to non-Markovian environments) in a straightforward manner.

  18. Advances toward a transportable antineutrino detector system for reactor monitoring and safeguards

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    Reyna, D. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Bernstein, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Lund, J.; Kiff, S.; Cabrera-Palmer, B. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Bowden, N. S.; Dazeley, S.; Keefer, G. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States)

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear reactors have served as the neutrino source for many fundamental physics experiments. The techniques developed by these experiments make it possible to use these very weakly interacting particles for a practical purpose. The large flux of antineutrinos that leaves a reactor carries information about two quantities of interest for safeguards: the reactor power and fissile inventory. Our SNL/LLNL collaboration has demonstrated that such antineutrino based monitoring is feasible using a relatively small cubic meter scale liquid scintillator detector at tens of meters standoff from a commercial Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). With little or no burden on the plant operator we have been able to remotely and automatically monitor the reactor operational status (on/off), power level, and fuel burnup. The initial detector was deployed in an underground gallery that lies directly under the containment dome of an operating PWR. The gallery is 25 meters from the reactor core center, is rarely accessed by plant personnel, and provides a muon-screening effect of some 20-30 meters of water equivalent earth and concrete overburden. Unfortunately, many reactor facilities do not contain an equivalent underground location. We have therefore attempted to construct a complete detector system which would be capable of operating in an aboveground location and could be transported to a reactor facility with relative ease. A standard 6-meter shipping container was used as our transportable laboratory - containing active and passive shielding components, the antineutrino detector and all electronics, as well as climate control systems. This aboveground system was deployed and tested at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in southern California in 2010 and early 2011. We will first present an overview of the initial demonstrations of our below ground detector. Then we will describe the aboveground system and the technological developments of the two antineutrino detectors that were deployed. Finally, some preliminary results of our aboveground test will be shown. (authors)

  19. The 14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence UKCI 2014 Important Dates

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    Leeds, University of

    processing; New and emerging computational intelligence approaches from hybrid learning and systems, healthcare, finances, (cyber)security, big data. Papers: All submissions will be peer-reviewed; accepted

  20. Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security Panagiotis Scarlatos, Ph.D., Director Transportation Safety and Security #12;Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security Partners #12 evacuations · Tracking systems for hazardous materials Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety

  1. A transport based one-dimensional perturbation code for reactivity calculations in metal systems

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    Wenz, T.R.

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A one-dimensional reactivity calculation code is developed using first order perturbation theory. The reactivity equation is based on the multi-group transport equation using the discrete ordinates method for angular dependence. In addition to the first order perturbation approximations, the reactivity code uses only the isotropic scattering data, but cross section libraries with higher order scattering data can still be used with this code. The reactivity code obtains all the flux, cross section, and geometry data from the standard interface files created by ONEDANT, a discrete ordinates transport code. Comparisons between calculated and experimental reactivities were done with the central reactivity worth data for Lady Godiva, a bare uranium metal assembly. Good agreement is found for isotopes that do not violate the assumptions in the first order approximation. In general for cases where there are large discrepancies, the discretized cross section data is not accurately representing certain resonance regions that coincide with dominant flux groups in the Godiva assembly. Comparing reactivities calculated with first order perturbation theory and a straight {Delta}k/k calculation shows agreement within 10% indicating the perturbation of the calculated fluxes is small enough for first order perturbation theory to be applicable in the modeled system. Computation time comparisons between reactivities calculated with first order perturbation theory and straight {Delta}k/k calculations indicate considerable time can be saved performing a calculation with a perturbation code particularly as the complexity of the modeled problems increase.

  2. Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System licensed hardware second certification test series and package shock mount system test

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    Ferrell, P.C.; Moody, D.A. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a summary of two separate drop test activities that were performed in support of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System (RTGTS). The first portion of this paper presents the second series of drop testing required to demonstrate that the RTG package design meets the requirements of {ital Title} 10, {ital Code} {ital of} {ital Federal} {ital Regulations}, {open_quote}{open_quote}Part 71{close_quote}{close_quote} (10 CFR 71). Results of the first test series, performed in July 1994, demonstrated that some design changes were necessary. The package design was modified to improve test performance and the design changes were incorporated into the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). The second full-size certification test article (CTA-2) incorporated the modified design and was tested at the U.S. Department of Energy{close_quote}s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. With the successful completion of the test series, and pending DOE Office of Facility Safety Analysis approval of the SARP, a certificate of compliance will be issued for the RTG package allowing its use. The second portion of this paper presents the design and testing of the RTG Package Mount System. The RTG package mount was designed to protect the RTG from excessive vibration during transport, provide shock protection during on/off loading, and provide a mechanism for moving the RTG package with a forklift. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810E, {ital Transit} {ital Drop} {ital Procedure} (DOE 1989), was used to verify that the shock limiting system limited accelerations in excess of 15 G{close_quote}s at frequencies below 150 Hz. Results of the package mount drop tests indicate that an impact force of 15 G{close_quote}s was not exceeded in any test from a free drop height of 457 mm (18 in.). {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  3. electrifyingthefuture transportation

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    Birmingham, University of

    electrifyingthefuture transportation The UK Government's carbon reduction strategy vehicles and the new Birmingham Science City Energy Systems Integration Laboratory (ESIL) will further enhance this work. The laboratory - unique within the UK and world leading - brings together cutting edge

  4. A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE n MEMBER OF THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM n VOL. 42 n NO. 2 n 2006 Inaugural Texas

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    help improve transportation not only for the West Texas region, but for cities all along the UA PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE n MEMBER OF THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM n VOL. 42 n NO. 2 n 2006 Inaugural Texas Transportation Forum PAGE 4 TTI Council convenes PAGE 8 Teens

  5. Macro-System Model for Hydrogen Energy Systems Analysis in Transportation: Preprint

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    Diakov, V.; Ruth, M.; Sa, T. J.; Goldsby, M. E.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hydrogen Macro System Model (MSM) is a simulation tool that links existing and emerging hydrogen-related models to perform rapid, cross-cutting analysis. It allows analysis of the economics, primary energy-source requirements, and emissions of hydrogen production and delivery pathways.

  6. The EGS4 Code System: Solution of gamma-ray and electron transport problems

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    Nelson, W.R.; Namito, Yoshihito.

    1990-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present an overview of the EGS4 Code System -- a general purpose package for the Monte Carlo simulation of the transport of electrons and photons. During the last 10-15 years EGS has been widely used to design accelerators and detectors for high-energy physics. More recently the code has been found to be of tremendous use in medical radiation physics and dosimetry. The problem-solving capabilities of EGS4 will be demonstrated by means of a variety of practical examples. To facilitate this review, we will take advantage of a new add-on package, called SHOWGRAF, to display particle trajectories in complicated geometries. These are shown as 2-D laser pictures in the written paper and as photographic slides of a 3-D high-resolution color monitor during the oral presentation. 11 refs., 15 figs.

  7. Model documentation report: Transportation sector model of the National Energy Modeling System

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    Not Available

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the objectives, analytical approach and development of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Transportation Model (TRAN). The report catalogues and describes the model assumptions, computational methodology, parameter estimation techniques, model source code, and forecast results generated by the model. This document serves three purposes. First, it is a reference document providing a detailed description of TRAN for model analysts, users, and the public. Second, this report meets the legal requirements of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to provide adequate documentation in support of its statistical and forecast reports (Public Law 93-275, 57(b)(1)). Third, it permits continuity in model development by providing documentation from which energy analysts can undertake model enhancements, data updates, and parameter refinements.

  8. Interactions between Catchbasin and Street Cleaning in Urban Drainages and Sediment Transport in Storm Drainage Systems

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    1 Interactions between Catchbasin and Street Cleaning in Urban Drainages and Sediment Transport ...................................................................................................................................................................24 Abstract Much research has been conducted on the transport, settling, and scour of gross solids transport in separate storm drainage has not been considered to be a significant problem for public works

  9. Electric vehicles and renewable energy in the transport sector energy system

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    in transport fuel consumption and fuel substitution, and the CO2-emission reduction achievable in the overall have direct implications for the road transport emissions. Options in the power sector, as to reduce CO2-emissions in particular, may become options for the transportation sector as well. Based

  10. An experimental test plan for the characterization of molten salt thermochemical properties in heat transport systems

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    Pattrick Calderoni

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molten salts are considered within the Very High Temperature Reactor program as heat transfer media because of their intrinsically favorable thermo-physical properties at temperatures starting from 300 C and extending up to 1200 C. In this context two main applications of molten salt are considered, both involving fluoride-based materials: as primary coolants for a heterogeneous fuel reactor core and as secondary heat transport medium to a helium power cycle for electricity generation or other processing plants, such as hydrogen production. The reference design concept here considered is the Advanced High Temperature Reactor (AHTR), which is a large passively safe reactor that uses solid graphite-matrix coated-particle fuel (similar to that used in gas-cooled reactors) and a molten salt primary and secondary coolant with peak temperatures between 700 and 1000 C, depending upon the application. However, the considerations included in this report apply to any high temperature system employing fluoride salts as heat transfer fluid, including intermediate heat exchangers for gas-cooled reactor concepts and homogenous molten salt concepts, and extending also to fast reactors, accelerator-driven systems and fusion energy systems. The purpose of this report is to identify the technical issues related to the thermo-physical and thermo-chemical properties of the molten salts that would require experimental characterization in order to proceed with a credible design of heat transfer systems and their subsequent safety evaluation and licensing. In particular, the report outlines an experimental R&D test plan that would have to be incorporated as part of the design and operation of an engineering scaled facility aimed at validating molten salt heat transfer components, such as Intermediate Heat Exchangers. This report builds on a previous review of thermo-physical properties and thermo-chemical characteristics of candidate molten salt coolants that was generated as part of the same project [1]. However, this work focuses on two materials: the LiF-BeF2 eutectic (67 and 33 mol%, respectively, also known as flibe) as primary coolant and the LiF-NaF-KF eutectic (46.5, 11.5, and 52 mol%, respectively, also known as flinak) as secondary heat transport fluid. At first common issues are identified, involving the preparation and purification of the materials as well as the development of suitable diagnostics. Than issues specific to each material and its application are considered, with focus on the compatibility with structural materials and the extension of the existing properties database.

  11. Transportation planning: A virtual reality

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    Bradley, J. [Johnson Controls, International (United States); Hefele, J.; Dolin, R.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An important factor in the development of any base technology is generating it in such a way that these technologies will continue to be useful through systems upgrades and implementation philosophy metamorphoses. Base technologies of traffic engineering including transportation modeling, traffic impact forecasting, traffic operation management, emergency situation routing and re-routing, and signal systems optimization should all be designed with the future in mind. Advanced Traffic Engineering topics, such as Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, are designed with advanced engineering concepts such as rules-based design and artificial intelligence. All aspects of development of base technologies must include Total Quality Engineering as the primary factor in order to succeed. This philosophy for development of base technologies for the County of Los Alamos is being developed leveraging the resources of the Center for Advanced Engineering Technology (CAET) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The mission of the CAET is to develop next-generation engineering technology that supports the Los Alamos National Laboratory`s mission and to transfer that technology to industry and academia. The CAET`s goal is to promote industrial, academic, and government interactions in diverse areas of engineering technology, such as, design, analysis, manufacturing, virtual enterprise, robotics, telepresence, rapid prototyping, and virtual environment technology. The Center is expanding, enhancing, and increasing core competencies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The CAET has three major thrust areas: development of base technologies, virtual environment technology applications, and educational outreach and training. Virtual environment technology immerses a user in a nonexistent or augmented environment for research or training purposes. Virtual environment technology illustrates the axiom, ``The best way to learn is by doing.``

  12. GUIDE TO CALCULATING TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY OF AEROSOLS IN OCCUPATIONAL AIR SAMPLING SYSTEMS

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    Hogue, M.; Hadlock, D.; Thompson, M.; Farfan, E.

    2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This report will present hand calculations for transport efficiency based on aspiration efficiency and particle deposition losses. Because the hand calculations become long and tedious, especially for lognormal distributions of aerosols, an R script (R 2011) will be provided for each element examined. Calculations are provided for the most common elements in a remote air sampling system, including a thin-walled probe in ambient air, straight tubing, bends and a sample housing. One popular alternative approach would be to put such calculations in a spreadsheet, a thorough version of which is shared by Paul Baron via the Aerocalc spreadsheet (Baron 2012). To provide greater transparency and to avoid common spreadsheet vulnerabilities to errors (Burns 2012), this report uses R. The particle size is based on the concept of activity median aerodynamic diameter (AMAD). The AMAD is a particle size in an aerosol where fifty percent of the activity in the aerosol is associated with particles of aerodynamic diameter greater than the AMAD. This concept allows for the simplification of transport efficiency calculations where all particles are treated as spheres with the density of water (1 g?cm-3). In reality, particle densities depend on the actual material involved. Particle geometries can be very complicated. Dynamic shape factors are provided by Hinds (Hinds 1999). Some example factors are: 1.00 for a sphere, 1.08 for a cube, 1.68 for a long cylinder (10 times as long as it is wide), 1.05 to 1.11 for bituminous coal, 1.57 for sand and 1.88 for talc. Revision 1 is made to correct an error in the original version of this report. The particle distributions are based on activity weighting of particles rather than based on the number of particles of each size. Therefore, the mass correction made in the original version is removed from the text and the calculations. Results affected by the change are updated.

  13. The cost of silage harvest and transport systems for herbaceous crops

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    Turhollow, A.; Downing, M.; Butler, J.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Some of the highest yielding herbaceous biomass crops are thick-stemmed species such as energy cane (Saccharum ssp.), Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum), and forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Their relatively high moisture content necessitates they be handled and stored as silage rather than hay bales or modules. This paper presents estimated costs of harvesting and transporting herbaceous crops as silage. Costs are based on an engineering-economic approach. Equipment costs are estimated by combining per-hour costs with the hours required to complete the operation. Harvest includes severing, chopping, and blowing stalks into a wagon or track. For 50% moisture content, in-field costs using trucks in the field (options 0 and 1) are $3.72-$5.99/dry Mg ($3.37-$5.43/dt) for a farmer and $3.09-$3.64/dry Mg ($2.81- $3.30/dt) for custom operators. However, slopes and wet field conditions may not permit trucks to enter the field. Direct-cut harvest systems using wagons to haul silage to trucks waiting at the field edge (option 2) are $8.52-$11.94/dry Mg ($7.73-$10.83/dt) for farmers and $7.20-$7.36/dry Mg ($6.53-$6.68/dt) for custom operators. Based on four round trips per 8-hour day, 50% and 70% moisture silage, truck transport costs are $8.37/dry Mg ($ 7.60/dt) and $13.98/dry Mg ($12.68/dt), respectively. Lower yields, lower hours of machine use, or a higher discount rate result in higher costs.

  14. Autonomous Intelligent Hybrid Propulsion Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  15. WASTES-II: Waste System Transportation and Economic Simulation--Release 24: User's guide

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    Ouderkirk, S.J.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WASTES models each reactor pool and an at-reactor, out-of-pool (ex-pool) storage facility for each reactor site. Spent fuel transfers between pools can be simulated under various constraints controlled by user input. In addition to simulating each pool and ex-pool facility, WASTES can accommodate up to ten other storage facilities of four different types: federal interim storage (FIS), monitored retrievable storage (MRS), auxiliary plants, and repositories. Considerable flexibility is allowed for the user to specify system configuration and priorities for fuel receipts. In addition, the WASTES computer code simulates very detailed (assembly-specific) movements of spent fuel throughout the waste management system. Spent fuel characteristics that are tracked by WASTES for each movement are: discharge year and month, number of assemblies, weight of uranium (MTU), exposure, original enrichment, and heat generation rate (calculated from the preceding characteristics). Data for the WASTES model is based upon the DOE reactor-specific spent fuel data base, which is developed and maintained by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition to the spent fuel characteristics, this data includes reactor location, type, transportation access, and historical and projected discharge data on the number of fuel assemblies. 8 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. Fourth Intelligent Sootblowing Workshop Proceedings

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    None

    2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the presentations and panel discussions of the Fourth Intelligent Sootblowing Workshop and Exposition held March 19-21, 2002, in Houston, Texas.

  17. Heat Exchanger Design Options and Tritium Transport Study for the VHTR System

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    Chang H. Oh; Eung S. Kim

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of a study conducted to consider heat exchanger options and tritium transport in a very high temperature reactor (VHTR) system for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project. The heat exchanger options include types, arrangements, channel patterns in printed circuit heat exchangers (PCHE), coolant flow direction, and pipe configuration in shell-and-tube designs. Study considerations include: three types of heat exchanger designs (PCHE, shell-and-tube, and helical coil); single- and two-stage unit arrangements; counter-current and cross flow configurations; and straight pipes and U-tube designs in shell-and-tube type heat exchangers. Thermal designs and simple stress analyses were performed to estimate the heat exchanger options, and the Finite Element Method was applied for more detailed calculations, especially for PCHE designs. Results of the options study show that the PCHE design has the smallest volume and heat transfer area, resulting in the least tritium permeation and greatest cost savings. It is theoretically the most reliable mechanically, leading to a longer lifetime. The two-stage heat exchanger arrangement appears to be safer and more cost effective. The recommended separation temperature between first and second stages in a serial configuration is 800oC, at which the high temperature unit is about one-half the size of the total heat exchanger core volume. Based on simplified stress analyses, the high temperature unit will need to be replaced two or three times during the plant’s lifetime. Stress analysis results recommend the off-set channel pattern configuration for the PCHE because stress reduction was estimated at up to 50% in this configuration, resulting in a longer lifetime. The tritium transport study resulted in the development of a tritium behavior analysis code using the MATLAB Simulink code. In parallel, the THYTAN code, previously performed by Ohashi and Sherman (2007) on the Peach Bottom data, was revived and verified. The 600 MWt VHTR core input file developed in preparation for the transient tritium analysis of VHTR systems was replaced with the original steady-state inputs for future calculations. A Finite Element Method analysis was performed using COMSOL Multiphysics software to accurately predict tritium permeation through the PCHE type heat exchanger walls. This effort was able to estimate the effective thickness for tritium permeations and develop a correlation for general channel configurations, which found the effective thickness to be much shorter than the average channel distance because of dead spots on the channel side.

  18. advanced fork system: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Websites Summary: International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (1999), 10, 257-277 257 The Advanced Embedded Training System (AETS): An Intelligent Embedded...

  19. Graduate Certificate in Transportation

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Graduate Certificate in Transportation Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning of Engineering and Computer Science integrated transportation systems. The Graduate Certificate in Transportation their capabilities. Students in the program can choose among a wide range of relevant courses in transportation

  20. PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL Transportation System Performance Report December 27, 2005 #12;2Second Annual Portland Metropolitan Region Transportation System Performance Report Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies 2005