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INTERVIEWER:  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

INTERVIEWER: INTERVIEWER: 1990 PLEASE CALL DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE TO GET THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE HOUSEHOLD LISTED ON THE ADDRESS LABEL R90E-06 120790 a Telephone f ) - D Telephone number is UNLISTED a NO telephone NUMBER listed for this name at this address D OTHER: Please describe result below: 1991 RTECS Operations Manual/Appendix A-1 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 January 1991 Dear Resident: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Is committed to developing a comprehensive National Energy Strategy. One of the ways DOE is attempting to do this is by learning about your vehicles' energy use. But, your help is needed. An interviewer will telephone you shortly to ask questions about your motor vehicles. The interviewer is employed by the Response Analysis Corporation of Princeton, New Jersey, who is under

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INTERVIEWER:  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

at the time of the RECS interview (also not listed on foldout page) SUMMARY: USE THE GREEN PAGES FOR VEHICLES NOT LISTED ON THE FOLDOUT PAGE. QUEST1ON-BY-QUEST1OM Q. C1: Do...

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Transforming PLC Programs into Formal Models for Verification Purposes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Most of CERN抯 industrial installations rely on PLC-based (Programmable Logic Controller) control systems developed using the UNICOS framework. This framework contains common, reusable program modules and their correctness is a high priority. Testing is already applied to find errors, but this method has limitations. In this work an approach is proposed to transform automatically PLC programs into formal models, with the goal of applying formal verification to ensure their correctness. We target model checking which is a precise, mathematical-based method to check formalized requirements automatically against the system.

Darvas, D; Blanco, E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purpose  

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Purpose Purpose Determine which objects are attracted to a magnet. Performing the experiment 1. Touch the magnet to each object. Which objects or which portions of objects are attracted to the magnet? 2. See if you can attract the paper clip to one end of the magnet and then pick up another paper clip, or nail with the paper clip. 3. Rub the paper clip slowly over the magnet in its long direction about fifty times. Now try to pick up a second paper clip with the first paper clip, but without the magnet. What do you observe? 4. Try the maze - place a paper clip on top of the paper. Place a magnet on the underside of the paper. Can you guide the paper clip through the maze? 5. Try to make your donut magnets look like these. Questions to think about

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Purpose:  

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

Structured Walkthrough (SWT) Structured Walkthrough (SWT) Process Guide Version 3 September 2002 U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer Purpose: This process guide describes the method for conducting a structured walkthrough during the lifecycle stages of systems engineering projects, regardless of hardware platform. Organization: This process guide consists of the following sections: $ Overview $ Responsibilities Before the Walkthrough $ Responsibilities During the Walkthrough $ Responsibilities After the Walkthrough $ Additional Activities After the Walkthrough $ Follow-up Activities $ Structured Walkthroughs for Lifecycle Stages $ Structured Walkthroughs for Other Documents $ Structured Walkthrough Meeting Record (sample) $ Structured Walkthrough Management Summary Report (sample)

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PURPOSE  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

OPERATIONS OPERATIONS REPORT INSTRUCTIONS OMB No. 1905-0129 Approval Expires: 12/31/2015 Burden: 2.7 Hours 1 PURPOSE Form EIA-923 collects information from electric power plants and combined heat and power (CHP) plants in the United States (see Required Respondents immediately below). Data collected on this form include electric power generation, fuel consumption, fossil fuel stocks, delivered fossil fuel cost, combustion byproducts, operational cooling water data, and operational data for NO x , SO 2 , and particulate matter control equipment. These data are used to monitor the status and trends of the electric power industry and appear in many U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publications including: Electric Power Monthly, Electric Power Annual, Monthly Energy Review, Annual Energy Review, Natural Gas Monthly,

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Purpose  

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2/3/2012 2/3/2012 Organization and Human Asset Plan (OHAP) Purpose The Fermilab OHAP is a principal output of the key support process for Strategic Planning and Goals Development within the FRA Contractor Assurance Performance Planning System (M3.) The OHAP development process considers annual forecasts of potentially significant changes to FRA/FNAL mission and scientific program plans and develops strategies and approaches to ensure an adequately trained and skilled future total workforce is available to achieve the Laboratory mission and strategic objectives. OHAP Outcomes As part of the Strategic Planning and Goal Setting process, laboratory management annually reviews potentially significant changes to missions, programs, and initiatives with respect to the FRA/FNAL Strategic and DOE Annual Lab Plans and

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PURPOSE  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

923 923 POWER PLANT OPERATIONS REPORT INSTRUCTIONS OMB No. 1905-0129 Approval Expires: 12/31/2016 Burden: 2.3 Hours 1 PURPOSE Form EIA-923 collects information on the operation of electric power plants and combined heat and power (CHP) plants in the United States (see Required Respondents immediately below). Data collected on this form include electric power generation, fuel consumption, fossil fuel stocks, delivered fossil fuel cost, combustion byproducts, operational cooling water data, and operational data for NO x , SO 2 , particulate matter mercury and acid gas control equipment. These data are used to monitor the status and trends of the electric power industry and appear in many U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publications

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Environmental assessment of general-purpose heat source safety verification testing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to identify and evaluate potential environmental, safety, and health impacts associated with the Proposed Action to test General-Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) assemblies at the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) 10,000-Foot Sled Track Facility, Albuquerque, New Mexico. RTGs are used to provide a reliable source of electrical power on board some spacecraft when solar power is inadequate during long duration space missions. These units are designed to convert heat from the natural decay of radioisotope fuel into electrical power. Impact test data are required to support DOE`s mission to provide radioisotope power systems to NASA and other user agencies. The proposed tests will expand the available safety database regarding RTG performance under postulated accident conditions. Direct observations and measurements of GPHS/RTG performance upon impact with hard, unyielding surfaces are required to verify model predictions and to ensure the continual evolution of the RTG designs that perform safely under varied accident environments. The Proposed Action is to conduct impact testing of RTG sections containing GPHS modules with simulated fuel. End-On and Side-On impact test series are planned.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NJITMAGAZINE INTERVIEWER  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

24 NJITMAGAZINE INTERVIEWER: ROBERT FLORIDA is associate director of public relations for NJIT and mechanical processes, ranging from the combustion of solid fuel particles to the collection of pharma- ceutical powders. His research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science

Bieber, Michael

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INTERVIEWING Master the Interviewing Process  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for one class exam; your job search requires equal attention! Know the company's line of business, how. After all, the company must be interested in you or you would not have been granted an interview. Before case for yourself if you don't know much about the company and the position. You spend hours studying

Gering, Jon C.

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Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research |  

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

Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Reliable and cost-effective monitoring, verification and accounting (MVA) techniques are an important part of making geologic sequestration a safe, effective, and acceptable method for greenhouse gas control. MVA of geologic storage sites is expected to serve several purposes, including addressing safety and environmental concerns; inventory verification; project and national accounting of greenhouse gas emissions reductions at geologic storage sites; and evaluating potential regional, national, and international greenhouse gas reduction goals. The goal of our program area is to develop and demonstrate a broad portfolio of technologies, applications, and accounting requirements that

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Measuring Verification Coverage  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In order to measure verification progress, we measure verification converage because verification coverage defines the extent of the verification problem. In order to measure anything however, we need metrics....

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interview with Glenn T. Seaborg  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Interview with Glenn T. Seaborg ... The personal and professional experiences of Glenn T. Seaborg. ...

David W. Ridgway

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interview with Robert Paine  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Saami language; Germans had evacuated Norway with scorched earth policy so they were rebuilding; worked as a building labourer so managed without grants and stayed with the people he was working for; also worked cutting peat, haymaking, and fishing... on these seismic situations which the mainstream population are not interested or able to pursue; our students observing the effects of NATO in Labrador 1:07:25 Meta-history and memory in Israel; Begin using meta-history for political purposes; invented facts...

Paine, Robert; Vitebsky, Piers; Jacobs, Julian

2004-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: Independent verification  

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Independent verification Independent verification ORISE techinician performs environmental scanning The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent environmental assessments and verification to determine the effectiveness of radiological cleanup at decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects across the United States. Since 1980, ORISE has performed independent verification at more than 500 sites in 42 states and the District of Columbia. As the primary independent verification contractor for all U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup projects and the only verification contractor for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), we validate that soil, water and structures are within established state and federal release criteria, and can be safely designated for public use.

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Nuclear Data Verification and Standardization  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this interagency program is to provide accurate neutron interaction verification and standardization data for the U.S. Department of Energy Division of Nuclear Physics programs which include astrophysics, radioactive beam studies, and heavy-ion reactions. The measurements made in this program are also useful to other programs that indirectly use the unique properties of the neutron for diagnostic and analytical purposes. These include homeland security, personnel health and safety, nuclear waste disposal, treaty verification, national defense, and nuclear based energy production. The work includes the verification of reference standard cross sections and related neutron data employing the unique facilities and capabilities at NIST and other laboratories as required; leadership and participation in international intercomparisons and collaborations; and the preservation of standard reference deposits. An essential element of the program is critical evaluation of neutron interaction data standards including international coordinations. Data testing of critical data for important applications is included. The program is jointly supported by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Karam, Lisa R.; Arif, Muhammad; Thompson, Alan K.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treaty Verification | ornl.gov  

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Treaty Verification SHARE Treaty Verification ORNL is a strong contributor to future nonproliferation and arms control initiatives through research and development of radiation...

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Orc Verification Jayadev Misra  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Orc Verification Jayadev Misra Department of Computer Science University of Texas at Austin http://orc.csres.utexas.edu WG 2.3, St. Petersburg June 5, 2013 #12;Orc Verification has been a disaster 路 Concurrency everywhere events but temporal ordering 路 Basic orc has no mutable variables, but sites do 路 Full functional

Misra, Jayadev

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Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification Any activity should be verified. #12;Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Approaches to verification 1 Testing 2 Static Analysis 路 Peer review 路 Insepction/Walk-through/Structured review 路 Formal

Peters, Dennis

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Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Carbon Storage Monitoring, Verification and Accounting Research Reliable and cost-effective monitoring, verification and accounting...

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Verification and Validation of Simulation Model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Verification and Validation of Simulation Model 1 Verification and Validation 2 #12;Verification 路 Examples 颅 simulation model: open networks with exponential interarrival time distribution and uniform

Shihada, Basem

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This handout will help graduate students prepare for interviews in corporate, non-profit, and government environments. DO YOUR RESEARCH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This handout will help graduate students prepare for interviews in corporate, non-informed about employers will help you make a positive impression during interviews. Purposes: Researching helps you decide if you want to apply, accept a job interview, and accept a job offer. Research helps you

Kaminsky, Werner

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Interview of Jean La Fontaine  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Jean La Fontaine interviewed by Jack Goody 15th December 1982 0:00:05 Reasons for doing anthropology at Cambridge; born in Kenya, father a Colonial official; father抯 ancestors lived in Turkey after leaving France; went to the Government School... :23:40 Fellow graduate students included Frederick Barth who was writing up his fieldwork in Swat, Michael Banks who had worked in Ceylon, Bill Dunning who worked among the Eskimo, Grace Harris and her husband Al, Jack Goody, Martin Southwold, Nur Yalman back...

La Fontaine, Jean

2004-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring, verification, and accounting  

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verification, and accounting (MVA) activities are underway verification, and accounting (MVA) activities are underway to ensure the injected CO 2 remains in the geologic formation. The first plant has been capturing CO 2 since December 2012, while the second plant completed construction in February and began carbon capture operations in March. Both units are now operating at full capacity. More than 222,000 tons of CO 2 have been captured and provided for storage

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SOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND RELIABILITY Softw. Test. Verif. Reliab. (2014)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. An industrial case study using reactor protection system software shows that the automatically generated test defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Industrial FBD testing relies mostlySOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND RELIABILITY Softw. Test. Verif. Reliab. (2014) Published online

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The Relationship Between Leadership Level and Preference for Administrative Interview Questions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this study was to determine whether administrators at differing levels (elementary, secondary and central office) had a preference for interview questions and composite scales designed to identify effective ...

Tulipana, Teresa Marie

2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Technology Verification of Mobile Sources Control...  

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

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

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NUMERICAL VERIFICATION OF EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A numerical tool is in an advanced state of development to compute the equilibrium compositions of phases and their proportions in multi-component systems of importance to the nuclear industry. The resulting software is being conceived for direct integration into large multi-physics fuel performance codes, particularly for providing boundary conditions in heat and mass transport modules. However, any numerical errors produced in equilibrium chemistry computations will be propagated in subsequent heat and mass transport calculations, thus falsely predicting nuclear fuel behaviour. The necessity for a reliable method to numerically verify chemical equilibrium computations is emphasized by the requirement to handle the very large number of elements necessary to capture the entire fission product inventory. A simple, reliable and comprehensive numerical verification method is presented which can be invoked by any equilibrium chemistry solver for quality assurance purposes.

Piro, Markus [Royal Military College of Canada; Lewis, Brent [Royal Military College of Canada; Thompson, Dr. William T. [Royal Military College of Canada; Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Besmann, Theodore M [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Money with Classical Verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We construct a quantum money scheme that allows verification through classical communication with bank. This is the first demonstration that a secure quantum money scheme exists that does not require quantum communication for coin verification.

Gavinsky, Dmitry

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and validation benchmarks.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Verification and validation (V&V) are the primary means to assess the accuracy and reliability of computational simulations. V&V methods and procedures have fundamentally improved the credibility of simulations in several high-consequence fields, such as nuclear reactor safety, underground nuclear waste storage, and nuclear weapon safety. Although the terminology is not uniform across engineering disciplines, code verification deals with assessing the reliability of the software coding, and solution verification deals with assessing the numerical accuracy of the solution to a computational model. Validation addresses the physics modeling accuracy of a computational simulation by comparing the computational results with experimental data. Code verification benchmarks and validation benchmarks have been constructed for a number of years in every field of computational simulation. However, no comprehensive guidelines have been proposed for the construction and use of V&V benchmarks. For example, the field of nuclear reactor safety has not focused on code verification benchmarks, but it has placed great emphasis on developing validation benchmarks. Many of these validation benchmarks are closely related to the operations of actual reactors at near-safety-critical conditions, as opposed to being more fundamental-physics benchmarks. This paper presents recommendations for the effective design and use of code verification benchmarks based on manufactured solutions, classical analytical solutions, and highly accurate numerical solutions. In addition, this paper presents recommendations for the design and use of validation benchmarks, highlighting the careful design of building-block experiments, the estimation of experimental measurement uncertainty for both inputs and outputs to the code, validation metrics, and the role of model calibration in validation. It is argued that the understanding of predictive capability of a computational model is built on the level of achievement in V&V activities, how closely related the V&V benchmarks are to the actual application of interest, and the quantification of uncertainties related to the application of interest.

Oberkampf, William Louis; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Y-1-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes, June 2012  

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

Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes May 2011 June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Using Sparse Representation for Fish Recognition and Verification in Real World Observation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using Sparse Representation for Fish Recognition and Verification in Real World Observation Yi, Hsinchu, Taiwan Abstract - The purpose of this paper is to present an innovated fish recognition and verification method suited for the real world automatic underwater fish observation. Based on the fish

Chen, Chaur-Chin

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Review of the Y-1-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes, June 2012  

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

Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes May 2011 June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Independent Verification and Validation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

&V works best when incorporated into the entire software and hardware development life cycle -- fromIndependent Verification and Validation Evaluating integrity and quality of hardware and software&V must be applied at the systems level to include hardware and software interactions. High

Kemner, Ken

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Experimental Verification of Deformation Behavior of Towing Hitch by Optical Measurement Method  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The paper deals with verification of stress-strain results of finite element ... towing hitch for passenger抯 car by experimental measurement. For the purpose of experimental measurement a stand, which allows adj...

A. Zato?ilov; D. Koutn; D. Palou歟k; J. Brandejs

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spherical coverage verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider the problem of covering hypersphere by a set of spherical hypercaps. This sort of problem has numerous practical applications such as error correcting codes and reverse k-nearest neighbor problem. Using the reduction of non degenerated concave quadratic programming (QP) problem, we demonstrate that spherical coverage verification is NP hard. We propose a recursive algorithm based on reducing the problem to several lower dimension subproblems. We test the performance of the proposed algorithm on a number of generated constellations. We demonstrate that the proposed algorithm, in spite of its exponential worst-case complexity, is applicable in practice. In contrast, our results indicate that spherical coverage verification using QP solvers that utilize heuristics, due to numerical instability, may produce false positives.

Petkovic, Marko D; Latecki, Longin Jan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement uncertainty in the performance verification of indicating measuring instruments  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper is concerned with measurement uncertainty in the performance verification of the metrological characteristics of indicating measuring instruments to specified tolerances, often called maximum permissible errors (MPE). Performance verification differs from other types of calibrations in that the measurement does not necessarily result in an assigned quantity value. When a measurement involves assigning a quantity value, as is typical with the calibration of material measures or inspection of features on commercial workpieces, the measurand is different than in performance verification. The research literature and published standards and practice for measurement uncertainty typically only address the measurement uncertainty associated with assigned quantity values. When these general approaches to measurement uncertainty are applied to performance verification as well, the measurement uncertainty is not properly estimated and therefore incorrect practice is wide spread in the calibration industry. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the measurand in performance verification and to develop an associated general measurement uncertainty model. Examples are presented that highlight some cases where a measurand associated with performance verification results in a very different measurement uncertainty than when the measurand is associated with the assignment of a quantity value. Some issues for future work are also identified, particularly for consideration in the standardization of specifications for indicating measuring instruments.

James G. Salsbury; Edward P. Morse

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Money with Classical Verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We propose and construct a quantum money scheme that allows verification through classical communication with a bank. This is the first demonstration that a secure quantum money scheme exists that does not require quantum communication for coin verification. Our scheme is secure against adaptive adversaries - this property is not directly related to the possibility of classical verification, nevertheless none of the earlier quantum money constructions is known to possess it.

Dmitry Gavinsky

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Safeguards Verification Measurement Techniques  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter deals with the 搉uclear safeguards verification system and describes procedures and measurement methods that allow the safeguards inspectorates/authorities...

M. Zendel; D. L. Donohue; E. Kuhn; S. Deron; T. B韗

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ensemble Forecasts and their Verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

路 Ensemble forecast verification 颅 Performance metrics: Brier Score, CRPSS 路 New concepts and developments of weather Sources: Insufficient spatial resolution, truncation errors in the dynamical equations

Maryland at College Park, University of

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Femtocell Coverage Optimisation Using Statistical Verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Femtocell Coverage Optimisation Using Statistical Verification Tiejun Ma and Peter Pietzuch and coverage holes and ensure a balanced traffic workload among them. We use statistical verification the cost of self-optimisation. Keywords: Femtocell, Self-Optimisation, Statistical Verification 1

Pietzuch, Peter

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Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods...  

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

Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods - 2014 BTO Peer Review Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

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Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification | Department...  

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

Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification This document provides information about the benefits of performing...

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Review of the Implementation Verification Rev iew Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities, September 2011  

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Implementation Verification Review Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities May 2011 September 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Independent Oversight Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Implementation Verification Rev iew Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities, September 2011  

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

Implementation Verification Review Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities May 2011 September 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Independent Oversight Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1

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MULTIVESSEL BATCH DISTILLATION EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MULTIVESSEL BATCH DISTILLATION 颅 EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION Bernd Wittgens and Sigurd Skogestad 1 The experimental verification of the operation of a multivessel batch distillation column, operated under total vessels, provides a generalization of previously proposed batch distillation schemes. We propose a simple

Skogestad, Sigurd

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TFE Verification Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of the semiannual progress report is to summarize the technical results obtained during the latest reporting period. The information presented herein will include evaluated test data, design evaluations, the results of analyses and the significance of results. The program objective is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a TFE (thermionic fuel element) suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full-power life of 7 years. The TFE Verification Program builds directly on the technology and data base developed in the 1960s and early 1970s in an AEC/NASA program, and in the SP-100 program conducted in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the SP-100 program, the attractive features of thermionic power conversion technology were recognized but concern was expressed over the lack of fast reactor irradiation data. The TFE Verification Program addresses this concern.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The College Interview: the Basics A college interview is a chance to show that  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the interviewer's name 路 shake hands firmly 路 and project energy and interest (CollegeBoard) DO NOT: 路 Be late: Perseverance, Integrity, Ambition, Hardworking, etc. Weaknesse

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CRAD, Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan  

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

Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan CRAD, Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan Performance Objective: The purpose of this assessment is verify and validate the process for the development of operations procedures and that procedures are in place which provide direction to personnel to ensure that the facility is operated within its design bases. Criteria: Operations procedures should be written to provide specific direction for operating systems and equipment during normal and postulated abnormal and emergency conditions. (DOE O 5480.19 A) Operations procedures should provide appropriate direction to ensure that the facility is operated within its design bases and should be effectively used to support safe operations of the facility. (DOE O

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Formal verification of complex properties on PLC programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Formal verification has become a recommended practice in the safety-critical application areas. However, due to the complexity of practical control and safety systems, the state space explosion often prevents the use of formal analysis. In this paper we extend our former verification methodology with effective property preserving reduction techniques. For this purpose we developed general rule-based reductions and a customized version of the Cone of Influence (COI) reduction. Using these methods, the verification of complex requirements formalised with temporal logics (e.g. CTL, LTL) can be orders of magnitude faster. We use the NuSMV model checker on a real-life PLC program from CERN to demonstrate the performance of our reduction techniques.

Darvas, D; Voros, A; Bartha, T; Blanco Vinuela, E; Gonzalez Suarez, V M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A video interview with Fred Dylla, AIP CEO (SPIE Newsroom) |...  

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

https:www.jlab.orgnewsarticlesvideo-interview-fred-dylla-aip-ceo-spie-newsroom A video interview with Fred Dylla, AIP CEO Dylla was interviewed at Photonics West 2008 by Rich...

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ESPC ENABLE Measurement and Verification Plan Template  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document contains a comprehensive measurement and verification plan template for a proposed ESPC ENABLE project.

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ARM - Carlos Sousa Interview (English Version)  

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DeployementCarlos Sousa Interview (English Version) DeployementCarlos Sousa Interview (English Version) Azores Deployment AMF Home Graciosa Island Home Data Plots and Baseline Instruments Satellite Retrievals Experiment Planning CAP-MBL Proposal Abstract and Related Campaigns Science Questions Science Plan (PDF, 4.4M) Rob Wood Website Outreach Backgrounders English Version (PDF, 363K) Portuguese Version (PDF, 327K) AMF Posters, 2009 English Version Portuguese Version Education Flyers English Version Portuguese Version News Campaign Images Carlos Sousa Interview (English Version) From Graciosa to India. Thanks to the Atmospheric Station. (From A蟼oriano Oriental, March 5, 2012) Carlos Sousa works on an instrument at the ARM India site. Carlos Sousa works on an instrument at the ARM India site. To be at the right place at the right time, can change a person's life.

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Become an SEP Verification Body  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Superior Energy Performance (SEP) establishes a high standard in energy management and performance, and SEP certification validates your commitment to energy efficiency by verifying your achieved energy performance improvement using an ANSI-ANAB Accredited Verification body. This third-party verification provides independent confirmation of energy performance achievements and commitment to managing energy use. Currently, SEP is the only national certification program offering this level of rigor and credibility to industrial facilities through accredited third-party verification of sustained energy performance improvements.

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International performance measurement and verification protocol for new construction  

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Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for New1. INTRODUCTION Measurement and Verification (M&V) of energyPerformance Measurement & Verification Protocol.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AHAM DOE Verification Test Agreement | Department of Energy  

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

DOE Verification Test Agreement AHAM DOE Verification Test Agreement This letter is to inform AHAM that DOE is adopting a new policy regarding DOE ENERGY STAR verification testing...

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Purity verification and measurement uncertainty  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In chemical analysis, laboratories are required to verify the purity of reference material being used. Also, the contributions from the verification procedure, where significant, have to be included in the estima...

Siu Kay Wong

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3.d. TYPE (Street or Off-road) COMMANDER'S MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INTERVIEW  

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3.d. TYPE (Street or Off-road) COMMANDER'S MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INTERVIEW AETC FORM 708, APR 98 (EF-V2-207/AETC Sup 1. PURPOSE: To gather data and background information for use in managing the unit motorcycle be susceptible to a motorcycle accident. The intent is to identify potential problems that could lead to injury

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Perspectives: Personal Interviews With  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Perspectives: Perspectives: Personal Interviews With Wind Industry Stakeholders, Pioneers, Advocates, and Electric Cooperatives Wind Powering America interviewed various industry stakeholders to show different perspectives of wind energy's value. Wind Powering America also interviewed wind pioneers to examine how they have laid the groundwork for today's U.S. wind energy market. These interviews are one of a kind and provide an insider view of how the wind industry has evolved and is influenced today. Wind Powering America is also interviewing Native Americans to examine their experiences and future plans. Finally, included, are wind power advocate interviews, electric cooperative interviews, and public power pioneer interviews. Public Power Wind Pioneer Interviews Photo of Patricia Bigner and Phil Dougherty

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61

Generation of RTL verification input stimulus  

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This thesis presents an approach for generating input stimulus for verification of register-transfer level (RTL) design of VLSI circuits. RTL design is often subjected to a significant verification effort due to errors introduced during manual...

Selvarathinam, Anand Manivannan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - DRAFT CRB Interview Guidance.doc  

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

Certification Review Board Interview Guidance Certification Review Board Interview Guidance 1 Background and Scope: The Certification Review Board (CRB) conducts interviews for Level 3 and 4 certification candidates, unless otherwise waived by the CRB (see Appendix C of the March, 2009 PMCDP Certification and Equivalency Guidelines ). These interviews allow aspiring Level 3 and 4 federal project directors to demonstrate verbally their mastery of the requisite leadership expertise, to include the expert management of project resources and accountability for project successes and failures, needed to manage high-dollar, mission-critical DOE projects effectively. Interview Structure and Process: Candidate interviews are conducted after the certification candidate's profile has been provisionally

63

International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of  

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LBNL-6419E International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual ImprovementKane, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Julia Vetromile, DNV KEMA ABSTRACT Effective measurement and verification.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. #12;International Approaches to Measurement

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Verification, Validation and Testing OSMAN BALCI  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 CHAPTER 10 Verification, Validation and Testing OSMAN BALCI Virginia Tech 10.1 INTRODUCTION involves the measurement and assessment of a variety of quality char- acteristics such as accuracy is assessed by conducting verification, validation and testing (VV&T). #12;2 Model Verification

Tesfatsion, Leigh

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Runtime verification of microcontroller binary code  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Runtime verification bridges the gap between formal verification and testing by providing techniques and tools that connect executions of a software to its specification without trying to prove the absence of errors. This article presents a framework ... Keywords: Embedded real-time systems, Past time LTL, Runtime verification

Thomas Reinbacher; J鰎g Brauer; Martin Horauer; Andreas Steininger; Stefan Kowalewski

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design for manufacturability Design verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ITRS Design #12;Design 路 Design for manufacturability 路 Design verification #12;Design for Manufacturability 路 Architecture challenges 路 Logic and circuit challenges 路 Layout and physical design challenges 路 Expected to be the source of multiple DFM challenges 路 Invest in variability reduction or design

Patel, Chintan

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Software Verification and Testing Lecture Notes: Testing I  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Software Verification and Testing Lecture Notes: Testing I #12;Motivation verification: 路 powerful 路 automated techniques rather limited testing: (as "poor man's verification") 路 can only detect presence mathematical skills 1 #12;Motivation verification vs testing: 路 verification used often in early stages

Struth, Georg

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Verification Challenges at Low Numbers  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Many papers have dealt with the political difficulties and ramifications of deep nuclear arms reductions, and the issues of 揋oing to Zero. Political issues include extended deterrence, conventional weapons, ballistic missile defense, and regional and geo-political security issues. At each step on the road to low numbers, the verification required to ensure compliance of all parties will increase significantly. Looking post New START, the next step will likely include warhead limits in the neighborhood of 1000 . Further reductions will include stepping stones at1000 warheads, 100抯 of warheads, and then 10抯 of warheads before final elimination could be considered of the last few remaining warheads and weapons. This paper will focus on these three threshold reduction levels, 1000, 100抯, 10抯. For each, the issues and challenges will be discussed, potential solutions will be identified, and the verification technologies and chain of custody measures that address these solutions will be surveyed. It is important to note that many of the issues that need to be addressed have no current solution. In these cases, the paper will explore new or novel technologies that could be applied. These technologies will draw from the research and development that is ongoing throughout the national laboratory complex, and will look at technologies utilized in other areas of industry for their application to arms control verification.

Benz, Jacob M.; Booker, Paul M.; McDonald, Benjamin S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes, February 2012  

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of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes February 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55  

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

Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55 May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1

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Review of the Nevada National Security Site Implementation Verification Review Processes, March 2012  

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

the Nevada National Security Site the Nevada National Security Site Implementation Verification Review Processes March 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope ....................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Idaho Site - Phase 1 of 2, November 2011  

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

Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Idaho Site - Phase 1 of 2 May 2011 November 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 2

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Review of the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Implementation Verification Review Processes  

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Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Implementation Verification Review Processes June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55 May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1

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Review of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes, February 2012  

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

of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes February 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Idaho Site - Phase 1 of 2, November 2011  

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

Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Idaho Site - Phase 1 of 2 May 2011 November 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 2

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U. S. Army Measurement and Verification (M&V) Costing Toolkit  

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This is the 2003 final report for the U.S. Army Monitoring and Verification (M&V) costs project. The purpose of this project is to develop a M&V Costing Toolkit to be used by the government or third party planners to design a M&V plan...

Haberl, J. S.; Powell, T.; Carlson, K. A.; Im, P.; Turner, W. D.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Richland Operations Office Oversight of Implementation Verification Review Processes, November 2012  

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

Oversight Review Oversight Review of the Richland Operations Office Oversight of Implementation Verification Review Processes November 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope....................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Review of the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Implementation Verification Review Processes  

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

Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Implementation Verification Review Processes June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Overview | Department...  

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

Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency ProjectProgram A Primer on EM&V, Data Collection, Tracking and Reporting of Efficiency Savings, and Supporting...

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Guide to good practices for independent verification  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, ``Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.`` The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. ``Independent Verification`` is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

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1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to good practices for independent verification  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities.'' The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification'' is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

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1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to good practices for independent verification  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

NONE

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESPC ENABLE Measurement and Verification Protocol  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document provides an overview of the Measurement and Verification (M&V) Protocol utilized within ENABLE energy savings performance contract projects.

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Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol...  

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

and Verification Protocol for Industry (November 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance EnPI V4.0 Tool Algorithm Superior Energy...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Verification | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Verification DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Verification DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes Verification, a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes program. DOE...

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Development and analysis of veterinary medicine interview methods  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

selection interview method for the Texas ABM University College of Veterinary Medicine and the study of inter-rater reliability . From a content analysis of interview data taken from interview notes of the appli- cants for the September, 1972 class... each rater's evaluations of the subjects he 1nter- viewed with every other rater's estimates. Out of a total possible 15 pairs of raters, inter-rater reliability co- efficients were computed for 14 pairs of raters (raters 3 and 4 never rated...

Childers, Betsy DuBose

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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News Media invited to interview Jefferson Lab summer science...  

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News Media invited to interview Jefferson Lab summer science enrichment program participants; cover closing Poster Session August 1, 2007 News Media representatives are invited to...

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News Media invited to interview Jefferson Lab summer science...  

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about her work with JLab's Detector Group. Photo: Greg Adams, JLab Media Advisory: News Media invited to interview Jefferson Lab summer science enrichment program...

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News Media invited to interview JLab summer, science enrichment...  

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

2003 Education Poster Session 2003 Education Poster Session News Media invited to interview JLab summer, science enrichment program participants; cover closing Poster Session July...

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ICDF Complex Waste Profile and Verification Sample Guidance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This guidance document will assist waste generators who characterize waste streams destined for disposal at the Idaho Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Disposal Facility (ICDF) Complex. The purpose of this document is to develop a conservative but appropriate way to (1) characterize waste for entry into the ICDF; (2) ensure compliance with the waste acceptance criteria; and (3) facilitate disposal at the ICDF landfill or evaporation pond. In addition, this document will establish the waste verification process used by ICDF personnel to ensure that untreated waste meets applicable ICDF acceptance limits

W. M. Heileson

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration and verification of thermographic cameras for geometric measurements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Infrared thermography is a technique with an increasing degree of development and applications. Quality assessment in the measurements performed with the thermal cameras should be achieved through metrology calibration and verification. Infrared cameras acquire temperature and geometric information, although calibration and verification procedures are only usual for thermal data. Black bodies are used for these purposes. Moreover, the geometric information is important for many fields as architecture, civil engineering and industry. This work presents a calibration procedure that allows the photogrammetric restitution and a portable artefact to verify the geometric accuracy, repeatability and drift of thermographic cameras. These results allow the incorporation of this information into the quality control processes of the companies. A grid based on burning lamps is used for the geometric calibration of thermographic cameras. The artefact designed for the geometric verification consists of five delrin spheres and seven cubes of different sizes. Metrology traceability for the artefact is obtained from a coordinate measuring machine. Two sets of targets with different reflectivity are fixed to the spheres and cubes to make data processing and photogrammetric restitution possible. Reflectivity was the chosen material propriety due to the thermographic and visual cameras ability to detect it. Two thermographic cameras from Flir and Nec manufacturers, and one visible camera from Jai are calibrated, verified and compared using calibration grids and the standard artefact. The calibration system based on burning lamps shows its capability to perform the internal orientation of the thermal cameras. Verification results show repeatability better than 1爉m for all cases, being better than 0.5爉m for the visible one. As it must be expected, also accuracy appears higher in the visible camera, and the geometric comparison between thermographic cameras shows slightly better results for the Nec camera.

S. Lag黣la; H. Gonz醠ez-Jorge; J. Armesto; P. Arias

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak...  

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

Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office ORO Verification of Employment Tracking System(VETS) PIA, Oak ridge Operations Office ORO...

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Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC...  

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

Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects Document offers an overview of why...

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Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project...  

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

Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project Report features a comprehensive measurement and...

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M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...  

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

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Document describes the Federal...

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Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC...  

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

Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects Document provides a framework for...

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M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...  

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

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects FEMP's standard procedures and...

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Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body October 24, 2014 - 2:58pm Addthis The...

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ENERGY STAR Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary...  

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

Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary Report dated February 3, 2012 ENERGY STAR Appliance Verification Testing - Pilot Program Summary Report dated February 3,...

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101

DOE Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR, April 22...  

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

Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR, April 22, 2011 DOE Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR, April 22, 2011 This document describes ENERGY STAR verificaion...

102

California ARB Verification Testing of the CBSTM Soot Filter...  

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

California ARB Verification Testing of the CBSTM Soot Filter for Stationary Diesel Applications California ARB Verification Testing of the CBSTM Soot Filter for Stationary Diesel...

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ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification | Department of...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Appliance & Equipment Standards ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification The Department of Energy (DOE) is the...

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Verification of Shell GTL Fuel as CARB Alternative Diesel | Department...  

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

Verification of Shell GTL Fuel as CARB Alternative Diesel Verification of Shell GTL Fuel as CARB Alternative Diesel Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency &...

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Community interviews task report: Working draft: BWIP (Basalt Waste Isolation Project) Repository Project  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The socioeconomic program for the Basalt Waste Isolation Project (BWIP) requires the collection of information about economic, social and cultural conditions, demographic, housing and settlement patterns, and the provision of public services and facilities in order to monitor and assess the impacts of the project on the study area. Much of the information needed by the socioeconomic program is compiled, maintained, and used by officials or staff members of local, regional, state, or tribal agencies or organizations. Because much of this information is prepared for internal use, the documents are often not published or advertised and it can be difficult for researchers to identify many obscure, yet useful, sources of information. In order to identify and gain access to this information, it is often most efficient to talk directly with officials and staff members of pertinent agencies or organizations who may have knowledge of these documents or who may have useful information themselves. Consequently, interviews in the study communities with persons knowledgeable about the socioeconomic or sociocultural characteristics of the area constitute an important source of data for the socioeconomic program. In addition to identifying various data sources, these interviews provide a mechanism for understanding and interpreting those data. Knowledge of specific local conditions is often necessary to correctly interpret quantitative data. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the objectives of the community interviews task and the general methods that will be used in conducting the community interviews. 3 refs.

Bolton, P.A.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated safety management system verification: Volume 2  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P) 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalization of an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex. The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR, 48 CFR 970) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). Guidance and expectations have been provided to PNNL by incorporation into the operating contract (Contract DE-ACM-76FL0 1830) and by letter. The contract requires that the contractor submit a description of their ISMS for approval by DOE. PNNL submitted their proposed Safety Management System Description for approval on November 25,1997. RL tentatively approved acceptance of the description pursuant to a favorable recommendation from this review. The Integrated Safety Management System Verification is a review of the adequacy of the ISMS description in fulfilling the requirements of the DEAR and the DOE Policy. The purpose of this review is to provide the Richland Operations Office Manager with a recommendation for approval of the ISMS description of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory based upon compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 970.5204(-2 and -78); and to verify the extent and maturity of ISMS implementation within the Laboratory. Further the review will provide a model for other DOE laboratories managed by the Office of Assistant Secretary for Energy Research.

Christensen, R.F.

1998-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

107

Functional Verification through Operation Diagnostics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ICEBO'11 Abstract Burgoyne 110328.docx Page 1 of 1 ? Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc. A B S T R A C T ICEBO 2011 New York City March 28, 2011 Functional Verification through Operation Diagnostics One of the core objectives... throughout occupancy. In this paper, Operation Diagnostics is applied in a case study. Ben Burgoyne, LEED? AP Mechanical Engineer Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc. A n E n t e r p r i s e o f t h e E b e r t - C o n s u l t i n g G r...

Burgoyne, B.

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Quantum Money with Classical Verification Dmitry Gavinsky  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum Money with Classical Verification Dmitry Gavinsky NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Princeton, NJ, U.S.A. Abstract We propose and construct a quantum money scheme that allows verification through classical communication with a bank. This is the first demonstration that a secure quantum money scheme

Gavinsky, Dmitry

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Additional Verification Bodies Now Available for SEP  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Superior Energy Performance (SEP) recognizes industrial facilities that demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings. Third-party verification using an ANSI-ANAB Accredited Verification Body offers robust, independent confirmation of a facility's conformance to ISO 50001 and improved energy performance梡roviding accurate energy numbers that energy managers can present with confidence to management and other stakeholders.

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The monitoring and verification of nuclear weapons  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper partially reviews and updates the potential for monitoring and verification of nuclear weapons, including verification of their destruction. Cooperative monitoring with templates of the gamma-ray spectrum are an important tool, dependent on the use of information barriers.

Garwin, Richard L., E-mail: RLG2@us.ibm.com [IBM Fellow Emeritus, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (United States)

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - audio computer-assisted self-interviewing...  

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interviewing Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: audio computer-assisted self-interviewing...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - audio computer-assisted self-interview...  

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

interview Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: audio computer-assisted self-interview...

114

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Usedof Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches UsedEvaluation, measurement, and verification National Action

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Order Module--DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR  

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

DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES Order Module--DOE O 425.1D, VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES "The familiar level of this module is divided into three sections. In the first section we will discuss the purpose of DOE O 425.1D and the requirements for 1) determining the level of readiness review (RR), 2) determining the startup authorization authority (SAA), and 3) the startup notification report. In the second section we will discuss 1) the requirements applicable to DOE ORRs and DOE RAs, and 2) the core requirements. In the third section we will discuss the 1) requirements for DOE field element and headquarters line management oversight of the startup or restart process, 2) requirements for the records management program, and

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT CEC-CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS Verification of High EER Equipment 2009 Verification of High EER Equipment Procedures for verification of High EER Equipment are described

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verification  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

information with the need to obtain enough data to inform the process.

Michele Smith, Deputy Director for the Warhead Dismantlement Transparency Program within NNSA's...

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PURPOSE  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

OPERATIONS REPORT OMB No. 1905-0129 Approval Expires: 12/31/2015 Burden: 2.7 Hours NOTICE: This report is mandatory under the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275). Failure to comply may result in criminal fines, civil penalties and other sanctions as provided by law. For further information concerning sanctions and data protections see the provision on sanctions and the provision concerning confidentiality of information in the instructions. Title 18 USC 1001 makes it a criminal offense for any person knowingly and willingly to make to any Agency or Department of the United States any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements as to any matter within its jurisdiction. SCHEDULE 1. IDENTIFICATION Survey Contact

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FUPWG Purpose, Policies, and Operations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Draft report條ast updated July 22, 2010梔iscusses the purpose, policies, and operations of the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG).

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Seismic verification of underground explosions  

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The first nuclear test agreement, the test moratorium, was made in 1958 and lasted until the Soviet Union unilaterally resumed testing in the atmosphere in 1961. It was followed by the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963, which prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in outer space, and underwater. In 1974 the Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT) was signed, limiting underground tests after March 1976 to a maximum yield of 250 kt. The TTBT was followed by a treaty limiting peaceful nuclear explosions and both the United States and the Soviet Union claim to be abiding by the 150-kt yield limit. A comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT), prohibiting all testing of nuclear weapons, has also been discussed. However, a verifiable CTBT is a contradiction in terms. No monitoring technology can offer absolute assurance that very-low-yield illicit explosions have not occurred. The verification process, evasion opportunities, and cavity decoupling are discussed in this paper.

Glenn, L.A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Entanglement verification via nonlinear witnesses  

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The controlled generation of entangled states and their subsequent detection are integral aspects of quantum information science. In this work, we analyse the application of nonlinear witnesses to the verification of entanglement, and we demonstrate experimentally that nonlinear witnesses perform significantly better than linear witnesses. Specifically, we demonstrate that a single non- linear entanglement witness is able to determine to a high degree of certainty that a mixed state containing orbital angular momentum (OAM) entanglement of specific forms is entangled for any relative phase and sufficient fidelity. This is a significant improvement over linear witnesses, which cannot provide the same level of performance. We envisage that nonlinear witnesses and our method of state preparation will have further uses in areas of quantum science such as superdense coding and quantum key distribution.

Megan Agnew; Jeff Z. Salvail; Jonathan Leach; Robert W. Boyd

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher | Department of  

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

Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher December 23, 2010 - 11:12am Addthis Tracking Santa: An Interview with the Head Researcher Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? You'll be able to start monitoring St. Nick's journey starting at 6 AM ET on Christmas Eve. Every year since 1998, the Department of Energy's Los Alamos lab has been using state of the art technology to track Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas. You'll be able to start monitoring St. Nick's journey here starting at 6 AM ET on Christmas Eve. This week, I got a chance to talk to Santa Tracker Head Researcher (and Cibola Flight Experiment Project Leader) Diane Roussel-Dupre to get a

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Nuclear Engineering Division: interviews on Situation at Japan's nuclear  

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Interviews on Situation at Japan's Interviews on Situation at Japan's nuclear reactors Welcome Organization Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Nuclear Engineering Division: interviews on Situation at Japan's nuclear reactors Bookmark and Share Fukushima Update "Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality" Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality Want to bypass the popular press myths and gain a true understanding of the radiation releases at Fukushima? Watch this video 禄 Several experts from the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory have been interviewed on the situation at Japan's nuclear

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Measurement & verification reality check: A yawning gap between theory and practice  

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Kumar Satish. 2000. 揗easurement and Verification of Energystandard measurement and verification (M&V) terminology andPerformance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual Improvement in Industrial Facilities  

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US DOE 2012b. SEP Measurement and Verification Protocol forAnalysis of Measurement and Verification Practices in GlobalPerformance, Measurement and Verification Protocol for

McKane, Aimee T.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation and Verification of Blood Ethanol Measurement Uncertainty for Headspace Gas Chromatography  

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......Calculation and Verification of Blood Ethanol Measurement Uncertainty for...Calculation and verification of blood ethanol measurement uncertainty for...2% of the BAC measurement. Verification of the estimate......

Jason H. Sklerov; Fiona J. Couper

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dreams of Earth and Sky: Interviews with Nine Kansas Poets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: The Landscape of Possibility厖厖厖厖厖厖厖..81 Donald Levering: The Thread of the Past, the Life of the Present厖厖厖..103 Kathleen Johnson: Searching for a Spark厖厖厖厖厖厖厖厖126 Harley Elliott: Earth, Sky, and Stone厖厖厖厖厖厖厖厖..137 Kim..., attended the University of Kansas, and felt a longing for this place all of his adult life. It was reading interviews with him that inspired me to love the poetry interview as a window into personal life, ideas, and personality. Stafford抯 discipline...

Bosnak, Kirsten Ann Meenen

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities  

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

Demonstration Demonstration Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Independent Verification Lessons Learned IV - performed at nine DOE sites from 2004 to 2008 Page 1 of 2 Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Multiple Sites Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities Challenge The Department of Energy clears property from radiological control after the property has been demonstrated to meet the Department's stringent radiation protection requirements. Radiological surveys are used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements. Independent verification (IV) activities are conducted by an independent third party as a quality check on radiological surveys procedures and practices. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent verification for the Department. In this lessons learned report, ORISE summarizes their

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NREL: Wind Research - Field Verification Project  

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Field Verification Project Field Verification Project The mission of the Field Verification Project (FVP) was to enable U.S. industry to complete the research, testing, and field verification needed to fully develop advanced wind energy technologies that lead the world in cost-effectiveness and reliability. The project, completed in 2003, included cost-shared research with industry partners to lead to the development of advanced technology wind turbines and support for projects that verify performance of wind turbine technologies in actual operational applications. FVP provided small wind turbine (<=100 kW) manufacturers with opportunities to operate and monitor their turbines under a range of distributed power applications and environments throughout the United States. This experience helped U.S. companies validate and improve the

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Measurement and Verification for Demand Response  

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Measurement and Verification for Measurement and Verification for Demand Response Prepared for the National Forum on the National Action Plan on Demand Response: Measurement and Verification Working Group AUTHORS: Miriam L. Goldberg & G. Kennedy Agnew-DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability National Forum of the National Action Plan on Demand Response Measurement and Verification for Demand Response was developed to fulfill part of the Implementation Proposal for The National Action Plan on Demand Response, a report to Congress jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in June 2011. Part of that implementation proposal called for a "National Forum" on demand response to be conducted by DOE and FERC. Given that demand response has matured, DOE and FERC decided that a "virtual" project

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Measurement and Verification | Department of Energy  

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Measurement and Verification Measurement and Verification Measurement and Verification October 16, 2013 - 4:43pm Addthis Photo of a man with a clipboard and measuring tools standing in front of an open energy panel box. A National Park Service energy manager checks an energy management system at the Zion National Park Visitor Center. Measurement and verification (M&V) play a vital role in renewable energy projects. M&V verifies verify that renewable energy technologies successfully meet the energy generation or savings requirements as specified by the agency and the system design. Federal sustainable building guidelines require M&V systems for sustainable building projects and the use of M&V data for benchmarking systems. However, these systems deliver value well beyond regulatory compliance.

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RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD 2005 PROCUREMENT VERIFICATION  

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD 2005 PROCUREMENT VERIFICATION RENEWABLES COMMITTEE John L. Geesman Presiding Member Jackalyne Pfannenstiel Associate Member B.B. Blevins Executive Director Jason Orta Heather Raitt Principal Authors Mark Hutchison Manager RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFICE

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Microsoft Word - Preliminary Solution Verification of Denovo...  

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for which the code verification will be performed. Each problem is run using the code's standard modeling interface as for any physical problem that would be modeled. It c an be...

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DOE handbook: Integrated safety management systems (ISMS) verification team leader`s handbook  

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The primary purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance to the ISMS verification Team Leader and the verification team in conducting ISMS verifications. The handbook describes methods and approaches for the review of the ISMS documentation (Phase I) and ISMS implementation (Phase II) and provides information useful to the Team Leader in preparing the review plan, selecting and training the team, coordinating the conduct of the verification, and documenting the results. The process and techniques described are based on the results of several pilot ISMS verifications that have been conducted across the DOE complex. A secondary purpose of this handbook is to provide information useful in developing DOE personnel to conduct these reviews. Specifically, this handbook describes methods and approaches to: (1) Develop the scope of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 review processes to be consistent with the history, hazards, and complexity of the site, facility, or activity; (2) Develop procedures for the conduct of the Phase 1 review, validating that the ISMS documentation satisfies the DEAR clause as amplified in DOE Policies 450.4, 450.5, 450.6 and associated guidance and that DOE can effectively execute responsibilities as described in the Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual (FRAM); (3) Develop procedures for the conduct of the Phase 2 review, validating that the description approved by the Approval Authority, following or concurrent with the Phase 1 review, has been implemented; and (4) Describe a methodology by which the DOE ISMS verification teams will be advised, trained, and/or mentored to conduct subsequent ISMS verifications. The handbook provides proven methods and approaches for verifying that commitments related to the DEAR, the FRAM, and associated amplifying guidance are in place and implemented in nuclear and high risk facilities. This handbook also contains useful guidance to line managers when preparing for a review of ISMS for radiological facilities, non-nuclear, or non-Defense Programs facilities. DOE line managers are encouraged to tailor the procedures described in this handbook for ISMS verifications for low risk facilities.

NONE

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews  

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"Focus Series" "Focus Series" Interviews to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews on Delicious Rank Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews on Digg Find More places to share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: "Focus Series" Interviews on AddThis.com... Better Buildings Residential Network Progress Stories Interviews Videos Events "Focus Series" Interviews In December 2012, the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program launched the

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Fluor Hanford Integrated Safety Management System Phase II Verification Vol 1 and Vol 2  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to conducting work efficiently and in a manner that ensures protection of the workers, public, and environment. DOE policy mandates that safety management systems be used to systematically integrate safety into management and work practices at all levels while accomplishing mission goals in an effective and efficient manner. The purpose of the Fluor Hanford (FH) Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) verification was to determine whether FH's ISM system and processes are sufficiently implemented to accomplish the goal of ''Do work safely.'' The purpose of the DOE, Richland Operations Office (RL) verification was to determine whether RL has established processes that adequately describe RL's role in safety management and if those processes are sufficiently implemented.

Parsons, J E

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Follow-up Review of Implementation Verification Reviews at the Savannah River National Laboratory Savannah River Site, January 2012  

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Follow-up Review of Implementation Verification Reviews at the Savannah River National Laboratory Savannah River Site May 2011 January 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 System Test Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE System Test Plan is to assess the approach to be taken for intended testing activities associated with the SAPHIRE software product. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Implementation Verification Review Processes  

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

Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Implementation Verification Review Processes May 2011 January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Implementation Verification Review Processes  

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Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Implementation Verification Review Processes May 2011 January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 2

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141

Monitoring and verification R&D  

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The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) report outlined the Administration's approach to promoting the agenda put forward by President Obama in Prague on April 5, 2009. The NPR calls for a national monitoring and verification R&D program to meet future challenges arising from the Administration's nonproliferation, arms control and disarmament agenda. Verification of a follow-on to New START could have to address warheads and possibly components along with delivery capabilities. Deeper cuts and disarmament would need to address all of these elements along with nuclear weapon testing, nuclear material and weapon production facilities, virtual capabilities from old weapon and existing energy programs and undeclared capabilities. We only know how to address some elements of these challenges today, and the requirements may be more rigorous in the context of deeper cuts as well as disarmament. Moreover, there is a critical need for multiple options to sensitive problems and to address other challenges. There will be other verification challenges in a world of deeper cuts and disarmament, some of which we are already facing. At some point, if the reductions process is progressing, uncertainties about past nuclear materials and weapons production will have to be addressed. IAEA safeguards will need to continue to evolve to meet current and future challenges, and to take advantage of new technologies and approaches. Transparency/verification of nuclear and dual-use exports will also have to be addressed, and there will be a need to make nonproliferation measures more watertight and transparent. In this context, and recognizing we will face all of these challenges even if disarmament is not achieved, this paper will explore possible agreements and arrangements; verification challenges; gaps in monitoring and verification technologies and approaches; and the R&D required to address these gaps and other monitoring and verification challenges.

Pilat, Joseph F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Budlong - Sylvester, Kory W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fearey, Bryan L [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Dose Verification Using Tomotherapy CT Detector Array  

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Purpose: To evaluate a three-dimensional dose verification method based on the exit dose using the onboard detector of tomotherapy. Methods and Materials: The study included 347 treatment fractions from 24 patients, including 10 prostate, 5 head and neck (HN), and 9 spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) cases. Detector sonograms were retrieved and back-projected to calculate entrance fluence, which was then forward-projected on the CT images to calculate the verification dose, which was compared with ion chamber and film measurement in the QA plans and with the planning dose in patient plans. Results: Root mean square (RMS) errors of 2.0%, 2.2%, and 2.0% were observed comparing the dose verification (DV) and the ion chamber measured point dose in the phantom plans for HN, prostate, and spinal SBRT patients, respectively. When cumulative dose in the entire treatment is considered, for HN patients, the error of the mean dose to the planning target volume (PTV) varied from 1.47% to 5.62% with a RMS error of 3.55%. For prostate patients, the error of the mean dose to the prostate target volume varied from -5.11% to 3.29%, with a RMS error of 2.49%. The RMS error of maximum doses to the bladder and the rectum were 2.34% (-4.17% to 2.61%) and 2.64% (-4.54% to 3.94%), respectively. For the nine spinal SBRT patients, the RMS error of the minimum dose to the PTV was 2.43% (-5.39% to 2.48%). The RMS error of maximum dose to the spinal cord was 1.05% (-2.86% to 0.89%). Conclusions: An excellent agreement was observed between the measurement and the verification dose. In the patient treatments, the agreement in doses to the majority of PTVs and organs at risk is within 5% for the cumulative treatment course doses. The dosimetric error strongly depends on the error in multileaf collimator leaf opening time with a sensitivity correlating to the gantry rotation period.

Sheng Ke, E-mail: ks2mc@virginia.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Jones, Ryan; Yang Wensha; Saraiya, Siddharth; Schneider, Bernard [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Chen Quan; Sobering, Geoff; Olivera, Gustavo [TomoTherapy, Inc., Madison, WI (United States); Read, Paul [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transitioning Kentucky Off Oil: An Interview with Clean Cities Coordinator  

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

Transitioning Kentucky Off Oil: An Interview with Clean Cities Transitioning Kentucky Off Oil: An Interview with Clean Cities Coordinator Melissa Howell Transitioning Kentucky Off Oil: An Interview with Clean Cities Coordinator Melissa Howell June 18, 2013 - 4:12pm Addthis With the help of Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Mammoth Cave National Park was the first National Park fleet to use 100 percent alternative fuel. The Global Electric Motorcar (pictured above) is used by park rangers who need to travel between the Mammoth Cave Campground and the Visitor Center area. | Photo courtesy of Victor Peek Photography. With the help of Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Mammoth Cave National Park was the first National Park fleet to use 100 percent alternative fuel. The Global Electric Motorcar (pictured above) is used by park rangers who need

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GUIDANCE TO COMPLETING THE SELF-DIRECTED RBSM INTERVIEW FORM  

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TO COMPLETING THE SELF-DIRECTED RBSM TO COMPLETING THE SELF-DIRECTED RBSM INTERVIEW FORM The RBSM Process This guidance package is meant to be a companion piece for the self-directed RBSM Interview Form and describes the basic mechanics of the RBSM process. Examples are provided to clarify the review process and provide the reviewer with some of the rationale behind the questions that are asked. This companion piece does not emulate the exact order of the review process interview form but rather, attempts to address the major pathways that may be followed along the way to selecting a given disposition category. The RBSM review process is outlined in a detailed flow chart which is subdivided into various sections. The first section of the flow chart initially identifies the activity to be evaluated. The remaining sections include a

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Functional Verification of Class Invariants in CleanJava  

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In Cleanroom-style functional program verification, a program is ... a formal annotation language for Java to support Cleanroom-style functional program verification. We propose a ... to use class invariants in t...

Carmen Avila; Yoonsik Cheon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool | Department...  

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ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool Document provides instructions for Federal agencies on how to use a...

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Requirements Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE requirements definition is to assess the activities that results in the specification, documentation, and review of the requirements that the software product must satisfy, including functionality, performance, design constraints, attributes and external interfaces. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE抯 Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP).

Kent Norris

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Requirements Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE requirements definition is to assess the activities that results in the specification, documentation, and review of the requirements that the software product must satisfy, including functionality, performance, design constraints, attributes and external interfaces. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE抯 Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP).

Kent Norris

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel SoC platform based multi-IP verification and performance measurement  

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It is well-known that in ASIC designs, verification is more difficult and time consuming than design itself. As the number of IPs in a SoC design increases, IP verification and performance validation have become the important factors in reducing time-to-market. In this paper, we propose a novel SoC platform based verification methodology which tests multiple IPs together using a single testbench. We've found that commercially available SoC platforms such as Altera Excalibur or Xilinx Virtex provide excellent environment in verifying the functionalities of mutually interactive multiple IPs with very low cost. In our methodology, embedded processor core built in the SoC device is used mainly for verification purposes and it runs a C-based testbench. The mutually interactive IPs are programmed in the FPGA device. We implement a set of tools which consists of a communication interface and a wrapper generator. Using this platform, we have verified up to five IPs together successfully, but we can verify more IPs together easily. Time and effort to verify complex IPs have been significantly reduced using this methodology.

Joo-Yul Park; So-Jin Lee; Ki-Seok Chung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Verification II Systems Engineering  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in safety critical systems to prevent unsafe values, e.g. high doses of radiation. Remember: not just should be able to: Explain the role & practice of debugging in the software process. Describe in detail the purpose, scope of, and activities comprising each of the three main phases of software testing. Conduct

Bryson, Joanna J.

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Recommendation 165: Recommendation on Conducting Future Verifications of Cleanup  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The ORSSAB commends the DOE policy of obtaining independent verification of DOE Environmental Management-related activities.

152

General purpose programmable accelerator board  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A general purpose accelerator board and acceleration method comprising use of: one or more programmable logic devices; a plurality of memory blocks; bus interface for communicating data between the memory blocks and devices external to the board; and dynamic programming capabilities for providing logic to the programmable logic device to be executed on data in the memory blocks.

Robertson, Perry J. (Albuquerque, NM); Witzke, Edward L. (Edgewood, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

NREL: Wind Research - Regional Field Verification  

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Field Verification Field Verification The Regional Field Verification (RFV) project, completed in 2007, focused on regional issues and opportunities and tested turbines to gain operational knowledge that could be applied nationwide. The RFV objectives were to: Support industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines, and verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. Expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements, and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Through a competitive solicitation in 2001-2002, NREL selected one

154

Physics Pathway: A Digital Library Filled with Synthetic Interviews*  

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Physics Pathway: A Digital Library Filled with Synthetic Interviews* Michael G. Christel-412-268-7796 sms@cs.cmu.edu Dean Zollman Department of Physics Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506 1-785-532-1619 dzollman@phys.ksu.edu ABSTRACT Physics Pathway is a digital library available through an Adobe Flash portal

Christel, Mike

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Interview DG Prof.B.Gregory by E.Schaerlig  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

L'interview en fran鏰is de 21 min. donn en f関rier concerne le d閙arrage du "SuperCern" et est accompagn par moments de musique- 3 min. de pause, ensuite autre expos (debut manque) en anglais parlant du CDC programming system avec questions

None

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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an interview with Richard Alba Extraordinary Lives: Patti Smith  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

When racial boundaries fade an interview with Richard Alba Extraordinary Lives: Patti Smith What on the workforce, the family, and American society. EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: PATTI SMITH 12 This was the first featured the maximally talented Patti Smith--singer, songwriter, artist and poet--who spoke thoughtfully

Dennehy, John

157

Incremental Partitioning-Based Vectorless Power Grid Verification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Incremental Partitioning-Based Vectorless Power Grid Verification Dionysios Kouroussis Department performance of a chip, design verification of the power grid is of critical importance. This paper builds the efficient verification of local power grid sections or blocks, enabling incremen- tal design analysis

Najm, Farid N.

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Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Department of ECE  

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Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Maha Nizam Department of ECE University of Toronto devgan@magma-da.com ABSTRACT Full-chip verification requires one to check if the power grid is safe, i of the circuit attached to the grid, thereby precluding early verification of the grid. We propose a power grid

Najm, Farid N.

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Power Grid Verification Using Node and Branch Nahi Abdul Ghani  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Power Grid Verification Using Node and Branch Dominance Nahi Abdul Ghani ECE Department University Toronto, Ontario, Canada f.najm@utoronto.ca ABSTRACT The verification of power grids in modern integrated, Verification Keywords Power grid, voltage drop, dominance 1. INTRODUCTION The rising demand for low

Najm, Farid N.

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA CERTIFICATE OF FIELD VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING  

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-MECH-25 Refrigerant Charge Verification 颅 Standard Measurement Procedure (Page 1 of 6) Site Address of a Charge Indicator Display (CID) is utilized as an alternative to refrigerant charge verification compliance with the refrigerant charge verification requirement. TMAH and STMS are not required

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT  

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA VERIFICATION OF HIGH EER EQUIPMENT CEC-CF-4R-MECH-23 (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA of High EER Equipment (Page 1 of 2) Site Address: Enforcement Agency: Permit Number: Registration Number 2009 Verification of High EER Equipment Procedures for verification of High EER Equipment are described

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DOE Order Self Study Modules - DOE O 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Startup or Restart Nuclear Facilities  

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5.1D 5.1D VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES DOE O 425.1D Familiar Level June 2011 1 DOE O 425.1D VERIFICATION OF READINESS TO START UP OR RESTART NUCLEAR FACILITIES FAMILIAR LEVEL _________________________________________________________________________ OBJECTIVES Given the familiar level of this module and the resources, you will be able to perform the following: 1. What is the purpose of DOE O 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Startup or Restart Nuclear Facilities? 2. What are the requirements for determining the level of readiness review [operational readiness reviews (ORRs) and readiness assessments (RAs)]? 3. What are the requirements for determining the startup authorization authority? 4. What are the requirements for startup notification reports?

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Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy  

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Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/monitoring.pdf Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs Screenshot References: Monitoring, Verification and Reporting: Improving Compliance Within Energy Efficient Programs[1] This document includes: A brief overview of MVE in the context of S&L programmes.

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The Office of Nuclear Verification | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Nuclear Verification | National Nuclear Security Nuclear Verification | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The Office of Nuclear Verification Home > About Us > Our Programs > Nonproliferation > Nonproliferation & International Security > The Office of Nuclear Verification The Office of Nuclear Verification

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UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification | Open Energy  

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UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment Resource Type: Workshop Website: www.un-redd.org/UNREDDProgramme/InternationalSupport/MeasurementReport UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification Screenshot References: UN-REDD Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment and Verification[1] Background "The specific objectives of the workshop were to develop a roadmap with

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Interview with Professor Robbie Waugh on potato genetics Interviewer: How big an impact has our growing knowledge of genetics had on the general revolution  

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Interview with Professor Robbie Waugh on potato genetics Interviewer: How big an impact has our or that trait. Interviewer: What has that meant for controlling pests and diseases in plants like the potato and cereal crops? Professor Robbie Waugh: In terms of some crop plants I think potato will be a good example

Swain, Peter

167

Mechanical Verification of Clock Synchronization Algorithms ?  

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functions, in addition to averaging algorithms. The generic theory is presented as a set of param颅 eterizedMechanical Verification of Clock Synchronization Algorithms ? D. Schwier and F. von Henke schwier,vhenke@informatik.uni颅ulm.de Universit篓at Ulm, Fakult篓at f篓ur Informatik, D颅89069 Ulm, Germany Abstract. Clock synchronization algorithms

Biundo, Susanne

168

Compositional Algorithmic Verification of Software Product Lines  

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, and Siavash Soleimanifard2 1 Technische Universit篓at Braunschweig, Germany i.schaefer@tu-braunschweig.de 2 Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden {dilian,siavashs}@csc.kth.se Abstract. Software product expressiveness and a clean and simple model suitable for compositional verification. We generalize a previously

Gurov, Dilian

169

Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification  

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Moshe Y}@cs.rice.edu Abstract. We propose HyDICE, Hybrid DIscrete Continuous Exploration, a multi颅layered approach for hybrid. The discrete search uses the discrete transitions of the hybrid system and coarse颅grained decompositions

Vardi, Moshe Y.

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification  

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Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Moshe Y}@cs.rice.edu Abstract. We propose HyDICE, Hybrid DIscrete Continuous Exploration, a multi-layered approach for hybrid. The discrete search uses the discrete transitions of the hybrid system and coarse-grained decompositions

Kavraki, Lydia E.

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Uncertainty and Inference for Verification Measures  

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When a forecast is assessed, a single value for a verification measure is often quoted. This is of limited use, as it needs to be complemented by some idea of the uncertainty associated with the value. If this uncertainty can be quantified, it is ...

Ian T. Jolliffe

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Formal Verification of SpecC Programs  

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;Outline 1. Old work: Bounded Model Checking for ANSI-C 2. Verification of concurrent ANSI-C programs using Predicate Abstraction SpecC Overview Abstraction Refinement 3. Current work: Hybrid Models #12;ANSI into equation Check equation using SAT Advantages: Completely automated Allows full set of ANSI-C, including

Saranl媒, Ulu莽

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RELAP-7 SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION PLAN  

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This INL plan comprehensively describes the software for RELAP-7 and documents the software, interface, and software design requirements for the application. The plan also describes the testing-based software verification and validation (SV&V) process梐 set of specially designed software models used to test RELAP-7.

Smith, Curtis L [Idaho National Laboratory; Choi, Yong-Joon [Idaho National Laboratory; Zou, Ling [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

New England Wind Forum: Interviews with Wind Industry Stakeholders and  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Small Wind Small Wind Large Wind Newsletter Perspectives Events Quick Links to States CT MA ME NH RI VT Bookmark and Share Interviews With Wind Industry Stakeholders and Pioneers in New England The New England Wind Forum will interview different stakeholders actively shaping the wind power landscape in New England and wind pioneers to examine how they have laid the groundwork for today's New England wind energy market. Stephan Wollenburg, Green Energy Program Director of Energy Consumers Alliance of New England January 2013 A Panel of Seven Offer Insight into the Evolving Drivers and Challenges Facing Wind Development in New England June 2011 John Norden, Manager of Renewable Resource Integration, Independent System Operator-New England September 2010 Angus King, Former Governor of Maine and Co-Founder of Independence Wind

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An Interview with LANL's International, Space, and Response (ISR) New  

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An Interview with LANL's International, Space, and Response (ISR) New An Interview with LANL's International, Space, and Response (ISR) New Division Leader Kevin Saeger was appointed Los Alamos National Laboratory International, Space, and Response Division Leader in 2010. Formerly a Decision Applications Division group leader, Saeger has worked at the Laboratory for ten years. Saeger has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, and master's and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. NSS: Your experience has been diverse-aerospace engineering, software design, working at the Pentagon, and leading a LANL risk analysis group to halt terrorism. What attracted you to ISR? ISR is unparalleled in its ability to successfully integrate science, engineering, and technology to deliver custom sensors to the field. ISR has

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REQUIREMENTS BASED SURVEILLANCE AND MAINTENANCE REVIEW PROCESS INTERVIEW FORM  

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REQUIREMENTS BASED SURVEILLANCE AND REQUIREMENTS BASED SURVEILLANCE AND MAINTENANCE REVIEW PROCESS INTERVIEW FORM General Information: A. Evaluator:_______________________ Organization:___________________ Ph:_________________ B. Interviewee:_____________________ Organization:____________________ Ph:_________________ C. Activity Name :_____________________________________________________ General/Administrative Support Mission/Facility Support (Circle One) D. Safety Related: _____Yes _____No E. Procedure #: _______________________________________________________ F. Charge Number: _____________________________________________________ G. Frequency for Conducting the Activity: (Circle One) Hourly Shiftly Daily Weekly Bi-weekly Monthly Quarterly Semi-Annually Annually

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FUPWG Purpose, Policies, and Operations  

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FEDERAL UTILITY PARTNERSHIP WORKING GROUP FEDERAL UTILITY PARTNERSHIP WORKING GROUP Purpose, Policies and Operations Draft - For Review and Comment Only Table of Contents: I. Introduction II. Membership III. Steering Committee Membership and Responsibilities IV. Meetings V. Meeting Content VI. Future Direction Appendices: 1) Vision Statement 2) Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Commitment Statement 3) FUPWG Members 4) List of Steering Committee Members 5) List of Previous and planned Future Meetings 6) List of Topics Addressed By FUPWG 7) Speaker Guidelines 8) Host Responsibilities 1 Last Updated 7/22/2010 I. Introduction The Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG or Working Group) was initiated by

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FUPWG Purpose, Policies, and Operations  

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

FEDERAL UTILITY PARTNERSHIP WORKING GROUP FEDERAL UTILITY PARTNERSHIP WORKING GROUP Purpose, Policies and Operations Draft - For Review and Comment Only Table of Contents: I. Introduction II. Membership III. Steering Committee Membership and Responsibilities IV. Meetings V. Meeting Content VI. Future Direction Appendices: 1) Vision Statement 2) Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Commitment Statement 3) FUPWG Members 4) List of Steering Committee Members 5) List of Previous and planned Future Meetings 6) List of Topics Addressed By FUPWG 7) Speaker Guidelines 8) Host Responsibilities 1 Last Updated 7/22/2010 I. Introduction The Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG or Working Group) was initiated by

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Combining biogas LCA reviews with stakeholder interviews to analyse life cycle impacts at a practical level  

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Abstract Biogas presents an increasing energy production form in municipalities and rural locations, and it is also a feasible waste management option. In terms of environmental life cycle assessments (LCA), biogas production seems to offer a unique opportunity to combine nutrient recycling with energy production using various underutilised resources such as municipal biowastes or manure. \\{LCAs\\} of biogas production suggest benefits related to CO2 emission savings and the replacement of chemical fertilisers, for example. Existing biogas plants have varying practices related to biogas production and actualisation of the life cycle benefits is influenced by policies, local contexts, and the purposes of the biogas production activity. This paper identifies and explores critical points related to biogas production by reviewing LCA studies and comparing them to actual choices made at Finnish biogas plants based on stakeholder interviews. The most critical points related to biogas production involve the end use of the biogas and the end use of the digestate. The practical implementation and site-specific conditions of biogas plants can lead to significant differences between life cycle impacts. Therefore, we emphasise the importance of site-specific LCA studies for reliable impact assessments. In addition, we suggest the incorporation of stakeholder interviews to support LCA at different phases and better implementation of life cycle thinking in policy design.

Suvi Huttunen; Kaisa Manninen; Pekka Leskinen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of Gamma Knife extend system based fractionated treatment planning using EBT2 film  

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Purpose: This paper presents EBT2 film verification of fractionated treatment planning with the Gamma Knife (GK) extend system, a relocatable frame system for multiple-fraction or serial multiple-session radiosurgery.Methods: A human head shaped phantom simulated the verification process for fractionated Gamma Knife treatment. Phantom preparation for Extend Frame based treatment planning involved creating a dental impression, fitting the phantom to the frame system, and acquiring a stereotactic computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan (Siemens, Emotion 6) of the phantom was obtained with following parameters: Tube voltage110 kV, tube current280 mA, pixel size0.5 0.5 and 1 mm slice thickness. A treatment plan with two 8 mm collimator shots and three sectors blocking in each shot was made. Dose prescription of 4 Gy at 100% was delivered for the first fraction out of the two fractions planned. Gafchromic EBT2 film (ISP Wayne, NJ) was used as 2D verification dosimeter in this process. Films were cut and placed inside the film insert of the phantom for treatment dose delivery. Meanwhile a set of films from the same batch were exposed from 0 to 12 Gy doses for calibration purposes. An EPSON (Expression 10000 XL) scanner was used for scanning the exposed films in transparency mode. Scanned films were analyzed with inhouse written MATLAB codes.Results: Gamma index analysis of film measurement in comparison with TPS calculated dose resulted in high pass rates >90% for tolerance criteria of 1%/1 mm. The isodose overlay and linear dose profiles of film measured and computed dose distribution on sagittal and coronal plane were in close agreement.Conclusions: Through this study, the authors propose treatment verification QA method for Extend frame based fractionated Gamma Knife radiosurgery using EBT2 film.

Natanasabapathi, Gopishankar; Bisht, Raj Kishor [Gamma Knife Unit, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029 (India)] [Gamma Knife Unit, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029 (India)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and Implementation Requirements  

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of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Usedan Update of BPA's Measurement and Verification Protocols,Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP):

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolutionary Test Program Induction for Microprocessor Design Verification Fulvio Corno, Gianluca Cumani, Matteo Sonza Reorda, Giovanni Squillero  

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Evolutionary Test Program Induction for Microprocessor Design Verification Fulvio Corno, Gianluca is an assembly program able to maximize a predefined verification metric. Design verification of on-chip

Fernandez, Thomas

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Conceptual design. Final report: TFE Verification Program  

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This report documents the TFE Conceptual Design, which provided the design guidance for the TFE Verification program. The primary goals of this design effort were: (1) establish the conceptual design of an in-core thermionic reactor for a 2 Mw(e) space nuclear power system with a 7-year operating lifetime; (2) demonstrate scalability of the above concept over the output power range of 500 kW(e) to 5 MW(e); and (3) define the TFE which is the basis for the 2 MW (e) reactor design. This TFE specification provided the basis for the test program. These primary goals were achieved. The technical approach taking in the conceptual design effort is discussed in Section 2, and the results are discussed in Section 3. The remainder of this introduction draws a perspective on the role that this conceptual design task played in the TFE Verification Program.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of interview survey of electric utility communication specialists  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The survey yielded a great deal of useful information. It provided the staff members of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment with a focus for their efforts with regard to developing guidelines and mechanisms for effective communication between electric utilities and their customers. Moreover, the interviews confirmed the staff's initial judgment that there are substantial problems that must be overcome if communication programs are to be effective; at the same time, these conversations with communication specialists in the utility industry reinforced a sense that these issues must be addressed, since effective, open communication has to be a key component in any comprehensive attack on large-scale energy related problems.

Ludwig, S.; Messe, L.A.; Crano, W.D.

1980-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

185

Survey of Existing Tools for Formal Verification.  

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Formal methods have come into wide use because of their effectiveness in verifying %22safety and security%22 requirements of digital systems; a set of requirements for which testing is mostly ineffective. Formal methods are routinely used in the design and verification of high-consequence digital systems in industry. This report outlines our work in assessing the capabilities of commercial and open source formal tools and the ways in which they can be leveraged in digital design workflows.

Punnoose, Ratish J.; Armstrong, Robert C.; Wong, Matthew H.; Jackson, Mayo

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Tags and seals for arms control verification  

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Tags and seals have long been recognized as important tools in arms control. The trend in control of armaments is to limit militarily significant equipment that is capable of being verified through direct and cooperative means, chiefly on-site inspection or monitoring. Although this paper will focus on the CFE treaty, the role of tags and seals for other treaties will also be addressed. Published technology and concepts will be reviewed, based on open sources. Arms control verification tags are defined as unique identifiers designed to be tamper-revealing; in that respect, seals are similar, being used as indicators of unauthorized access. Tamper-revealing tags might be considered as single-point markers, seals as two-point couplings, and nets as volume containment. The functions of an arms control tag can be considered to be two-fold: to provide field verification of the identity of a treaty-limited item (TLI), and to have a means of authentication of the tag and its tamper-revealing features. Authentication could take place in the field or be completed elsewhere. For CFE, the goal of tags and seals can be to reduce the overall cost of the entire verification system.

DeVolpi, A.

1990-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of conventional arms-control agreements in Europe  

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This study focuses on the verification conundrum and its manifestation in the European context - the CFE talks and agreement. It is based on the assumption that, in the foreseeable future, various types of verification regimes will be part of arms-control agreements all over the world: In Europe, where the Cold War has ended, but peace has yet to be established, and in volatile areas like Africa and the Middle East, where acute crises still rage. The main findings of the analysis are as follows: First, the puzzles of verification have to be addressed simultaneously within the prevailing political environment. In that way, the verification regime is able to handle the puzzles successfully. Second, the three main hypotheses of the dissertation, asserting the subordination of verification regimes to political environments, were supported by the analysis. Third, the theory was found helpful in explaining and predicting verification regimes of different political environments.

Lederman, I.I.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Measurement and Verification for Commissioning Projects: Challenges and Opportunities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ESL-IC-10/05-49 1 Measurement and Verification for Commissioning Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Kristin Heinemeier, Ph.D., P.E. Portland Energy Conservation, Inc., Sacramento CA Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a key...&V梬ith publication of documents such as the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and ASHRAE抯 揋uideline for Measurement of Energy and Demand Savings敆the continuing evolution of innovative energy saving technologies, processes...

Heinemeier, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Logic verification using recursive learning, ATPG and transformations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Implications . Types of Indirect Implications 1. Controllability Implications and Equivalences Introduction to Conditional Don't Cares 1. CD: Conditional Don't Care Condition . 2. Example: Derivation of a Conditional Don't Care . 3. Multiple Conditional... 1. Similarity Enhancing Transformations Equivalent Node Identification . Proposed Verification Procedure 1. New Techniques Used in Our Verification Tool 39 43 44 49 51 fii1 vn CHAPTER Page E F G Algorithm for Verification Results...

Paul, Debjyoti

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

A golden anniversary for space-based treaty verification  

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enabled serendipitous discoveries of remarkable natural phenomena such as cosmic gamma-ray bursts, X-ray novae and solar wind composition. Modern space-based verification systems...

191

Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects  

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Document provides a framework for implementing uniform and consistent reviews of measurement and verification (M&V) plans for Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects.

192

Microsoft Word - Advanced Solution Verification of CFD Solutions...  

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of a software implementation of a numerical algorithm is evaluated, typically by comparison against an exact solution. For t he p urpose o f comparison, the new verification...

193

Measurement and Verification, Best Practices in Design and Implementation  

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. Measurement?and? Verification,?Best?Practices? in?Design?and? Implementation Tom?Martin? CMVP,?LEED?AP Homay?Khatami? CEM,?LEED?AP PMP,?CMC? 1. Definition?of?Measurement?and?Verification?(M&V) 2. Applications?of?M&V 3. Specific.... Analyze?? Reporting M&V,?Best?Practices?in?Design?and?Implementation ?Measurement?and?Verification?is?the?process? of?using?measurements?to?reliably?determine? actual?savings? International?Performance?Measurement?and? Verification?Protocol?? Vol I...

Martin, T.; Khatami, H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

NEMVP: North American energy measurement and verification protocol  

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This measurement and verification protocol discusses procedures that,when implemented, allow buyers, sellers, and financiers of energy projects to quantify energy conservation measure performance and savings.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Brazil: Methodological Challenges Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Brazil: Methodological Challenges Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Socio-Economic Website: www.eceee.org/conference_proceedings/eceee/2009/Panel_3/3.049/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/measurement-and-verification-low-inco Language: English Policies: "Regulations,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Feebates This report presents results from Brazilian electric utilities evaluation

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FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated...  

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

faqfinaldecember-2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program DOE...

197

Verification Method for SSI Problems with Extended Parameter Ranges  

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Verification Method for SSI Problems with Extended Parameter Ranges 2014 U.S. DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Meeting Carl J. Costantino and Associates www.cjcassoc.com

198

SAT-based Verification for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The wide application of analog and mixed-signal (AMS) designs makes the verification of AMS circuits an important task. However, verification of AMS circuits remains as a significant challenge even though verification techniques for digital circuits...

Deng, Yue

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

199

Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review, April 2013  

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

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review April 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 1 4.0 Methodology......................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review, April 2013  

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Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review April 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 1 4.0 Methodology......................................................................................................................................... 1

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201

Review of the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Implementation Verification Review Processes, November 2012  

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Independent Oversight Review Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Implementation Verification Review Processes November 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope...................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Review of the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Implementation Verification Review Processes, November 2012  

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Independent Oversight Review Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Implementation Verification Review Processes November 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope...................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Review of the Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility Readiness Assessment (Implementation Verification Review Sections), Novvember 2011  

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Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility Readiness Assessment (Implementation Verification Review Sections) May 2011 November 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1

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Gamma electron vertex imaging and application to beam range verification in proton therapy  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Purpose: This paper describes a new gamma-ray imaging method, ''gamma electron vertex imaging (GEVI)'', which can be used for precise beam range verification in proton therapy. Methods: In GEVI imaging, the high-energy gammas from a source or nuclear interactions are first converted, by Compton scattering, to electrons, which subsequently are traced by hodoscopes to determine the location of the gamma source or the vertices of the nuclear interactions. The performance of GEVI imaging for use in-beam range verification was evaluated by Monte Carlo simulations employing geant4 equipped with the QGSP{sub B}IC{sub H}P physics package. Results: Our simulation results show that GEVI imaging can determine the proton beam range very accurately, within 2-3 mm of error, even without any sophisticated analysis. The results were obtained under simplified conditions of monoenergetic pencil beams stopped in a homogeneous phantom and on the basis of the obtained results it is expected to achieve submillimeter accuracy in proton beam range measurement. Conclusions: If future experimental work confirms the simulated results presented in this paper, the use of GEVI imaging is expected to have a great potential in increasing the accuracy of proton beam range verification in a patient, resulting in significant improvement of treatment effectiveness by enabling tight conformation of radiation dose to the tumor volume and patient safety.

Hyeong Kim, Chan; Hyung Park, Jin; Seo, Hee; Rim Lee, Han [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

205

Interviews in Washington, DC for Albert Einstein Fellowship Semi-Finalists  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Selected semi-finalists in the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship are invited to DC for interviews.

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OPS 9.10 Independent Verification 8/24/98 | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Independent Verification 82498 The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the conduct of selected independent verification activities. This surveillance provides a...

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Design and Interface Design Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE software design and interface design is to assess the activities that results in the development, documentation, and review of a software design that meets the requirements defined in the software requirements documentation. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE抯 Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP) design specification.

Kent Norris

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Design and Interface Design Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE software design and interface design is to assess the activities that results in the development, documentation, and review of a software design that meets the requirements defined in the software requirements documentation. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production. IV&V reviewed the requirements specified in the NRC Form 189s to verify these requirements were included in SAPHIRE抯 Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP) design specification.

Kent Norris

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Technology verification phase. Dynamic isotope power system. Final report  

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The Phase I requirements of the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) program were to make a detailed Flight System Conceptual Design (FSCD) for an isotope fueled organic Rankine cycle power system and to build and test a Ground Demonstration System (GDS) which simulated as closely as possible the operational characteristics of the FSCD. The activities and results of Phase II, the Technology Verification Phase, of the program are reported. The objectives of this phase were to increase system efficiency to 18.1% by component development, to demonstrate system reliability by a 5000 h endurance test and to update the flight system design. During Phase II, system performance was improved from 15.1% to 16.6%, an endurance test of 2000 h was performed while the flight design analysis was limited to a study of the General Purpose Heat Source, a study of the regenerator manufacturing technique and analysis of the hardness of the system to a laser threat. It was concluded from these tests that the GDS is basically prototypic of a flight design; all components necessary for satisfactory operation were demonstrated successfully at the system level; over 11,000 total h of operation without any component failure attested to the inherent reliability of this type of system; and some further development is required, specifically in the area of performance. (LCL)

Halsey, D.G.

1982-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

210

Efficient RC Power Grid Verification Using Node Elimination  

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Efficient RC Power Grid Verification Using Node Elimination Ankit Goyal Department of ECE to reduce the size of power grids but their fo- cus is more on simulation. In verification, we are concerned. This paper pro- poses a novel approach to systematically reduce the power grid and accurately compute

Najm, Farid N.

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Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique  

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Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique Nahi H. Abdul Ghani Department of ECE University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada f.najm@utoronto.ca ABSTRACT Power grid Aids General Terms Performance, Algorithms, Verification Keywords Power grid, voltage drop, approximate

Najm, Farid N.

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SPPV: A NEW FORMAL VERIFICATION ENVIRONMENT Lubomir Ivanov Michael Shute  

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are extremely powerful, but cannot be fully automated (e.g. Theorem Proving). Others such as Model Checking [1 颅 based on series-parallel poset verification. SPPV allows fast, automated verification of event sequencing in complex systems. The system model and properties can be expressed as series-parallel poset

Ivanov, Lubomir

213

Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV  

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in the designs obtained by simulation is rapidly diminishing. However, verification has the promise of reducing1 Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV Ali Abbas Mir, Subhashini on a technique called ``symbolic model checking''. It uses an OBDD (Ordered Binary Decision Diagram) algorithm

Tahar, Sofi猫ne

214

Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV  

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in the designs obtained by simulation is rapidly diminishing. However, verification has the promise of reducing1 Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems using Cadence SMV Ali Abbas Mir, Subhashini on a technique called "symbolic model checking". It uses an OBDD (Ordered Binary Decision Diagram) algorithm

Tahar, Sofi猫ne

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Modeling and Verification of Embedded Systems Using Cadence SMV  

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the confidence in the de- signs obtained by simulation is rapidly diminishing. How- ever, verification hasModeling and Verification of Embedded Systems Using Cadence SMV Ali Abbas Mir, Subhashini, based on a tech- nique called "symbolic model checking". In this paper we investigate the modeling

Tahar, Sofi猫ne

216

AHAM Letter Acknowledging DOE Letter on Verification Program  

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This document is a response to the letter dated April 26, 2013, in which DOE adopted a new policy regarding DOE ENERGY STAR verification testing of models that are part of the AHAM verification program for clothes washers, dishwashers, and residential refrigerator/freezers.

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Advanced Waste Management Now Available as Accredited SEP Verification Body  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is pleased to announce that Advanced Waste Management Systems Inc. (AWM) is now a fully accredited Verification Body for Superior Energy Performance (SEP). This ANSI-ANAB accreditation enables AWM to provide third-party verification for industrial facilities that wish to demonstrate energy management excellence and sustained energy savings to earn SEP certification.

218

Fast 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification  

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Fast 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification June 2011 Authors Anselmo., & Chen, A. (2011). Fast 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification. (Prepared by RTI..................................................10 Summary and Findings for Integration of Imperceptible Structured Lighting and SIS's 3D Snapshot

McShea, Daniel W.

219

Software Verification in the Google App-Engine Cloud  

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resources. In the last years, cloud services emerged as an inexpensive, flexible, and energy for verification. We chose the platform-as-a-service offer Google App Engine and ported the open are available on demand. This enables a verification process that is less expensive (only actual usage is paid

Beyer, Dirk

220

FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY  

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1 FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY Rick Katz Institute for Study ON EXTREMES 路 Emil Gumbel (1891 颅 1966) -- Pioneer in application of statistics of extremes (Germany, France) Conventional Methods (3) Extreme Value Theory (EVT) (4) Application of EVT to Verification (5) Frost

Katz, Richard

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Guide to Email Marketing 1. Purpose  

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Guide to Email Marketing 1. Purpose The purpose of these standards is to provide consistent guidelines to the development of email marketing at Kent State marketing from Kent State are receiving the highest quality messages. Email

Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

222

Surveillance Guide - OPS 9.10 Independent Verification  

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

INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the conduct of selected independent verification activities. This surveillance provides a basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the contractor's independent verifications programs and for establishing compliance with DOE requirements. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities 2.2 DOE-STD-1036-93, Guide to Good Practices for Independent Verification 3.0 Requirements Implemented This surveillance is conducted to implement requirements of the Functions, Responsibilities and Authorities Manual, Section 20, Operations, FRAM #s 4253, 4258, and 4261. These requirements are drawn from DOE 5480.19.

223

CRAD, Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 | Department of  

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Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 CRAD, Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011 July 20, 2011 Implementation Verification Review of Safety Basis Hazard Controls (HSS CRAD 45-39, Rev. 1) The Implementation Verification Review (IVR) inspection will evaluate the effectiveness of processes for independently verifying and re-verifying implementation of the safety basis hazard controls at the site's nuclear facilities and associated site office oversight methodology. The inspection will consist of an evaluation of the procedures and processes that establish the IVR or similar process, as well as an evaluation of IVR or similar processes implementation and oversight. Review of implementation at a site may include any or all of the following activities:

224

Formal Verification of the SeVeCom HSM API with the Applied -calculus and the ProVerif tool  

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Formal Verification of the SeVeCom HSM API with the Applied -calculus and the ProVerif tool Ta Vinh Programming Interface (API) of the HSM. Besides the physical protection provided by the hardware of the HSM, its API must also be secure and resistant against attempts of logical break-ins. Unfortunately

Bencs谩th, Boldizs谩r

225

Safeguards for spent fuels: Verification problems  

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The accumulation of large quantities of spent nuclear fuels world-wide is a serious problem for international safeguards. A number of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member states, including the US, consider spent fuel to be a material form for which safeguards cannot be terminated, even after permanent disposal in a geologic repository. Because safeguards requirements for spent fuels are different from those of conventional bulk-handling and item-accounting facilities, there is room for innovation to design a unique safeguards regime for spent fuels that satisfies the goals of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty at a reasonable cost to both the facility and the IAEA. Various strategies being pursued for long-term management of spent fuels are examined with a realistic example to illustrate the problems of verifying safeguards under the present regime. Verification of a safeguards regime for spent fuels requires a mix of standard safeguards approaches, such as quantitative verification and use of seals, with other measures that are unique to spent fuels. 17 refs.

Pillay, K.K.S.; Picard, R.R.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

CTBT integrated verification system evaluation model supplement  

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a computer based model called IVSEM (Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model) to estimate the performance of a nuclear detonation monitoring system. The IVSEM project was initiated in June 1994, by Sandia's Monitoring Systems and Technology Center and has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (DOE/NN). IVSEM is a simple, ''top-level,'' modeling tool which estimates the performance of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring system and can help explore the impact of various sensor system concepts and technology advancements on CTBT monitoring. One of IVSEM's unique features is that it integrates results from the various CTBT sensor technologies (seismic, in sound, radionuclide, and hydroacoustic) and allows the user to investigate synergy among the technologies. Specifically, IVSEM estimates the detection effectiveness (probability of detection), location accuracy, and identification capability of the integrated system and of each technology subsystem individually. The model attempts to accurately estimate the monitoring system's performance at medium interfaces (air-land, air-water) and for some evasive testing methods such as seismic decoupling. The original IVSEM report, CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model, SAND97-25 18, described version 1.2 of IVSEM. This report describes the changes made to IVSEM version 1.2 and the addition of identification capability estimates that have been incorporated into IVSEM version 2.0.

EDENBURN,MICHAEL W.; BUNTING,MARCUS; PAYNE JR.,ARTHUR C.; TROST,LAWRENCE C.

2000-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment submitted by Traulsen regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Traulsen regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

228

Comment submitted by Whirlpool Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Whirlpool Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

229

Comment submitted by Consumers Union regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Consumers Union regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

230

Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency Project/Program  

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Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency Project/Program

231

State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)  

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State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) Webinar.

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Energy Savings Performance Contracting-Savings Measurement and Verification Transcript 2-24-2011.doc  

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Energy Savings Performance Contracting-Savings Measurement and Verification Transcript 2-24-2011.doc

233

Supplement No. 2 to the FUSRAP Summary Protocol Verification and Certification Protocol  

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Supplement No. 2 to the FUSRAP Summary Protocol Verification and Certification Protocol (November 1985, Rev. 1)

234

Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form | Department  

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Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form This guidance package is meant to be a companion piece for the self-directed RBSM Interview Form and describes the basic mechanics of the RBSM process. Examples are provided to clarify the review process and provide the reviewer with some of the rationale behind the questions that are asked. This companion piece does not emulate the exact order of the review process interview form but rather, attempts to address the major pathways that may be followed along the way to selecting a given disposition category. Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form More Documents & Publications Surveillance & Maintenance: The Requirements Based Surveillance and

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Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form | Department  

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Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form This guidance package is meant to be a companion piece for the self-directed RBSM Interview Form and describes the basic mechanics of the RBSM process. Examples are provided to clarify the review process and provide the reviewer with some of the rationale behind the questions that are asked. This companion piece does not emulate the exact order of the review process interview form but rather, attempts to address the major pathways that may be followed along the way to selecting a given disposition category. Guidance to Completing the Self-Directed RBSM Interview Form More Documents & Publications Surveillance & Maintenance: The Requirements Based Surveillance and

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Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan - Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Independent Oversight Division  

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Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Verification and Validation of Facilities Procedures Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Independent Oversight Division Performance Objective: The purpose of this assessment is verify and validate the process for the development of operations procedures and that procedures are in place which provide direction to personnel to ensure that the facility is operated within its design bases. Criteria: Operations procedures should be written to provide specific direction for operating systems and equipment during normal and postulated abnormal and emergency conditions. (DOE O 5480.19 A) Operations procedures should provide appropriate direction to ensure that the facility is operated within its design bases and should be effectively used to support safe operations of the facility. (DOE O 5480.19 A)

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Status Report on REC Verification, Tracking and Associated Issues  

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REC REC Verification, Tracking Systems and Associated Issues DOE Workshop on REC Markets and Challenges September 11, 2007 Meredith Wingate Director of Clean Energy Policy Design and Implementation Center for Resource Solutions Main Points * Think National - Verification issues are getting more complicated with the intersection of RECs and emissions markets - Market needs more rigorous verification * More coordination is needed Role of Tracking Systems * Primary tool for implementing state RPS programs * Produce data for environmental disclosure programs * Facilitate REC transactions Certificate-based Tracking Programs * ERCOT RECs Program (2001) * NEPOOL GIS (2002) * WI RRC Program (2003-2007) * PJM GATS (2005) * NJ SRECS (2005) * WREGIS (2007) * M-RETS (2007) * New York State (2008?)

238

Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects  

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

Reviewing Measurement & Verification Plans Reviewing Measurement & Verification Plans for Federal ESPC Projects February 2007 Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program by Nexant, Inc., and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This document is posted on FEMP's web site at www.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/ . [Headers and footers only revised 12/08] Reviewing M&V Plans Contents REVIEWING MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION PLANS FOR FEDERAL ESPC PROJECTS ............................................................................................................ 1 STEP 1 - PREPARE CUSTOM REPORT AND CHECKLIST FROM TEMPLATE .......................... 1

239

Verification Checklist Home Address: City: State: Zip:  

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Indoor airPLUS Version 1 (Rev. 01) Verification Checklist Home Address: City: State: Zip: Section Requirements (Refer to full Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications for details) Must Correct Builder Verified Rater Verified N/A Note: The Rev. 01 checklist has been modified to reflect only the additional Indoor airPLUS requirements and their corresponding section numbers that must be met after completing the ENERGY STAR checklists. ENERGY STAR remains a prerequisite for Indoor airPLUS certification. ENERGY STAR V3 Checklists Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist completed. o o Water Management System Builder Checklist completed. o o HVAC System Quality Installation Contractor Checklist completed. o o HVAC System Quality Installation Rater Checklist completed. o o

240

Health Profile of California's Adolescents: Findings from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey  

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and production support. HEALTH PROFILE OF CALIFORNIA扴FINDINGS FROM THE 2001 CALIFORNIA HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEYUCLA Center for Health Policy Research 10911 Weyburn Avenue,

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

V-073: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw  

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3: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification 3: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify Attributes V-073: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify Attributes January 21, 2013 - 12:15am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Signature Verification Flaw Lets Remote Users Modify Attributes PLATFORM: Tivoli Federated Identity Manager versions 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager. REFERENCE LINKS: IBM Security Bulletin: 1615744 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028011 CVE-2012-6359 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: The system does not check that all attributes have been signed. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can modify

242

Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data | Department of Energy  

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Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data Measurement & Verification with Green Button Data April 13, 2012 - 4:15pm Addthis Shankar Earni Program Manager at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Measurement and verification (M&V) focuses on ensuring that the savings from energy efficiency projects are being realized with a certain degree of confidence. M&V involves understanding how energy savings arebeing realized from a project; designing a cost-effective assessment strategy that addresses how to ensure the savings can be measured; and implementing the designed strategy by gathering the key data followed by analysis and reporting of the actual savings. In some cases, data from the Green Button program can be used to assess the energy savings from new efficiency

243

Verification of Quantitative Precipitation Reforecasts over the Southeastern United States  

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NOAA抯 second-generation reforecasts are approximately consistent with the operational version of the 2012 NOAA Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS). The reforecasts allow verification to be performed across a multidecadal time period using a ...

Martin A. Baxter; Gary M. Lackmann; Kelly M. Mahoney; Thomas E. Workoff; Thomas M. Hamill

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Similarity Measurement for Off-Line Signature Verification  

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Existing methods to deal with off-line signature verification usually adopt the feature representation based approaches ... . Experimental results showed that the computed similarity measurement was able to provi...

Xinge You; Bin Fang; Zhenyu He; Yuanyan Tang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Verification of three-dimensional laser Doppler velocimeter measurements  

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An experimental comparison method is proposed for the verification of mean flow and turbulence measurements obtained with a three-dimensional laser Doppler velocimeter system. Such measurements can include large ...

R. D. Mehta

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document offers an overview of why and how measurement and verification is conducted in super energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) projects. Topics include allocating project risk, steps to verify savings, and M&V plans and reports.

247

Summary Verification Measures and Their Interpretation for Ensemble Forecasts  

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Ensemble prediction systems produce forecasts that represent the probability distribution of a continuous forecast variable. Most often, the verification problem is simplified by transforming the ensemble forecast into probability forecasts for ...

A. Allen Bradley; Stuart S. Schwartz

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Multi Modal Verification for Teleservices and Security Applications (MZVTS)  

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This paper presents the European ACTS project ( MZVTS ), which stands for Multi Modal Verification for Teleservices and Security Applications. The primar) goal of this project is to address the issue of secured access to local and centralised services ...

G. Richard; Y. Menguy; 1. Guis; N. Suaudeau; J. Boudy; P. Lockwood; C. Fernandez; F. Fern醤dez; C. Kotropoulos; A. Tefas; Pitas; R. Heimgartner; P. Ryser; C. Beumier; P. Verlinde; S. Pigeon; G. Matas; J. Kittler; J. Big黱; Y. Abdeljaoued; E. Meurville; L. Besacier; M. Ansorge; G. Maitre; J. Luettin; S. Ben-Yacoub; B. Ruiz; K. Aldama; J. Cortes

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Hanford Site Assessment & Characterization/Verification of Buildings...  

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Assessment & CharacterizationVerification of Buildings Procedure Published Date: 09-19-2013 Effective Date: 05-14-2014 Change Summary Page 1 of 1 Change Summary Revision Date...

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Hanford Site Assessment & Characterization/Verification of Structures...  

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Verification of Structures and Conex Boxes Procedure Published Date: 09-19-2013 Effective Date: 05-14-2014 Signature Page 1 of 1 DOE-0342-004, Rev. 0 Hanford Site...

251

A Methodology for Automated Verification of Rosetta Specification Transformations  

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particular semantic vocabulary and modeling style. The following dissertation proposes a framework, semantics and methodology for automated verification of safety preservation over specification transformations between domains. Utilizing the ideas of lattice...

Lohoefener, Jennifer Lee

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

252

Low-Level Code Verification Based on CSP Models  

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This paper contributes to the broad field of software verification by proposing a methodology that uses CSP to verify implementations of real-life multithreaded applications. We therefore use CSP to formalize the...

Moritz Kleine; Steffen Helke

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

DRAFT Measurement & Verification Guidelines Version 4.0  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

254

Verification of a technical system model with linear temporal logic  

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We consider the verification problem for an electromechanical device with a variable number of connectors and solve it with the modal logic LTL (Linear Temporal Logic). In the course of the analysis, we prove continuity and unambiguity theorems for the ...

A. N. Nepeivoda

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification  

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.g. c) 搂 Have syntax 'a :: c for: type 'a supports the operations of c 搂 Can write abstract polymorphicCOMP 4161 NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification Gerwin Klein, June

Klein, Gerwin

256

INL/EXT-14-33201 RELAP-7 Software Verification  

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01 RELAP-7 Software Verification and Validation Plan Curtis L. Smith Yong-Joon Choi Ling Zou September 25, 2014 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by...

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M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...  

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

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Version 4.0 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program By

258

The EPRI/DOE Utility Wind Turbine Performance Verification Program  

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In 1992, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the Utility Wind Turbine Performance Verification Program (TVP). This paper provides an overview of the TVP, its purpose and goals, and the participating utility projects. Improved technology has significantly reduced the cost of energy from wind turbines since the early 1980s. In 1992, turbines were producing electricity for about $0.07--$0.09/kilowatt-hour (kWh) (at 7 m/s [16 mph sites]), compared with more than $0.30/kWh in 1980. Further technology improvements were expected to lower the cost of energy from wind turbines to $0.05/kWh. More than 17,000 wind turbines, totaling more than 1,500 MW capacity, were installed in the US, primarily in California and Hawaii. The better wind plants had availabilities above 95%, capacity factors exceeding 30%, and operation and maintenance costs of $0.01/kWh. However, despite improving technology, EPRI and DOE recognized that utility use of wind turbines was still largely limited to turbines installed in California and Hawaii during the 1980s. Wind resource assessments showed that other regions of the US, particularly the Midwest, had abundant wind resources. EPRI and DOE sought to provide a bridge from utility-grade turbine development programs under way to commercial purchases of the wind turbines. The TVP was developed to allow utilities to build and operate enough candidate turbines to gain statistically significant operating and maintenance data.

Calvert, S.; Goldman, P. [Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); DeMeo, E.; McGowin, C. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Smith, B.; Tromly, K. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Verification and Validation of RADTRAN 5.5.  

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This document contains a description of the verification and validation process used for the RADTRAN 5.5 code. The verification and validation process ensured the proper calculational models and mathematical and numerical methods were used in the RADTRAN 5.5 code for the determination of risk and consequence assessments. The differences between RADTRAN 5 and RADTRAN 5.5 are the addition of tables, an expanded isotope library, and the additional User-Defined meteorological option for accident dispersion. 3

Osborn, Douglas.; Weiner, Ruth F.; Mills, George Scott; Hamp, Steve C.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

A robot manipulator calibration procedure with experimental verification  

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A ROBOT MANIPULATOR CALIBRATION PROCEDURE WITH EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION A Thesis by SATYA SRINIVAS PADAVALA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A ROBOT MANIPULATOR CALIBRATION PROCEDURE WITH EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION A Thesis by SATYA SRINIVAS PADAVALA Approved as to style and content by: njamin W. M ng (Chairman of Co 'ttee) jr gi...

Padavala, Satya Srinivas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Gantry-angle resolved VMAT pretreatment verification using EPID image prediction  

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Purpose: Pretreatment verification of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) dose delivery with electronic portal imaging device (EPID) uses images integrated over the entire delivery or over large subarcs. This work aims to develop a new method for gantry-angle-resolved verification of VMAT dose delivery using EPID.Methods: An EPID dose prediction model was used to calculate EPID images as a function of gantry angle for eight prostate patient deliveries. EPID image frames at 7.5 frames per second were acquired during delivery via a frame-grabber system. The gantry angle for each image was encoded in kV frames which were synchronized to the MV frames. Gamma analysis results as a function of gantry angle were assessed by integrating the frames over 2 subarcs with an angle-to-agreement tolerance of 0.5 about the measured image angle.Results: The model agreed with EPID images integrated over the entire delivery with average Gamma pass-rates at 2%, 2 mm of 99.7% (10% threshold). The accuracy of the kV derived gantry angle for each image was found to be 0.1 (1 SD) using a phantom test. For the gantry-resolved analysis all Gamma pass-rates were greater than 90% at 3%, 3 mm criteria (with only two exceptions), and more than 90% had a 95% pass-rate, with an average of 97.3%. The measured gantry angle lagged behind the predicted angle by a mean of 0.3氨 0.3, with a maximum lag of 1.3.Conclusions: The method provides a comprehensive and highly efficient pretreatment verification of VMAT delivery using EPID. Dose delivery accuracy is assessed as a function of gantry angle to ensure accurate treatment.

Woodruff, Henry C.; Rowshanfarzad, Pejman [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia)] [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia); Fuangrod, Todsaporn [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia)] [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia); McCurdy, Boyd M. C. [Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada) [Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Greer, Peter B. [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia and Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Locked Bag 7, Hunter region Mail Centre, Newcastle, NSW 2310 (Australia)] [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia and Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Locked Bag 7, Hunter region Mail Centre, Newcastle, NSW 2310 (Australia)

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A system for EPID-based real-time treatment delivery verification during dynamic IMRT treatment  

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Purpose: To design and develop a real-time electronic portal imaging device (EPID)-based delivery verification system for dynamic intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) which enables detection of gross treatment delivery errors before delivery of substantial radiation to the patient.Methods: The system utilizes a comprehensive physics-based model to generate a series of predicted transit EPID image frames as a reference dataset and compares these to measured EPID frames acquired during treatment. The two datasets are using MLC aperture comparison and cumulative signal checking techniques. The system operation in real-time was simulated offline using previously acquired images for 19 IMRT patient deliveries with both frame-by-frame comparison and cumulative frame comparison. Simulated error case studies were used to demonstrate the system sensitivity and performance.Results: The accuracy of the synchronization method was shown to agree within two control points which corresponds to approximately ?1% of the total MU to be delivered for dynamic IMRT. The system achieved mean real-time gamma results for frame-by-frame analysis of 86.6% and 89.0% for 3%, 3 mm and 4%, 4 mm criteria, respectively, and 97.9% and 98.6% for cumulative gamma analysis. The system can detect a 10% MU error using 3%, 3 mm criteria within approximately 10 s. The EPID-based real-time delivery verification system successfully detected simulated gross errors introduced into patient plan deliveries in near real-time (within 0.1 s).Conclusions: A real-time radiation delivery verification system for dynamic IMRT has been demonstrated that is designed to prevent major mistreatments in modern radiation therapy.

Fuangrod, Todsaporn [Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia)] [Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia); Woodruff, Henry C.; O扖onnor, Daryl J. [Faculty of Science and IT, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia)] [Faculty of Science and IT, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia); Uytven, Eric van; McCurdy, Boyd M. C. [Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada) [Division of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Kuncic, Zdenka [School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia)] [School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Greer, Peter B. [Faculty of Science and IT, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia and Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Locked Bag 7, Hunter region Mail Centre, Newcastle, NSW 2310 (Australia)] [Faculty of Science and IT, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia and Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Locked Bag 7, Hunter region Mail Centre, Newcastle, NSW 2310 (Australia)

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The University of Georgia Job Search Strategies | Resume | Cover Letter | Interviewing | Social Media  

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The University of Georgia Job Search Strategies | Resume | Cover Letter | Interviewing | Social Fair 6 Reference/Recommendation Guidelines 7 Resume Guidelines 8 Sample Resumes 9-13 Power Verbs 14 a Major 路 Choosing a Career 路 Resumes 路 Cover Letters 路 Mock Interviews 路 The Job Search 路 Personal

Arnold, Jonathan

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Luminous Efficacy Standards for General Purpose Lights  

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Assembly Bill 178, adopted in June 2007, established efficacy* standards for general purpose lights sold in the state of Nevada. The bill set the required efficacy at 25 lumens per watt (lm/W) of...

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Mass and galaxy distributions of four massive galaxy clusters from Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data  

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We measure the weak-lensing masses and galaxy distributions of four massive galaxy clusters observed during the Science Verification phase of the Dark Energy Survey with the purpose of 1) validating the DECam imager for the task of measuring weak-lensing shapes, and 2) utilizing DECam's large field of view to map out the clusters and their environments over 90 arcmin. We conduct a series of rigorous tests on astrometry, photometry, image quality, PSF modeling, and shear measurement accuracy to single out flaws in the data and also to identify the optimal data processing steps and parameters. We find Science Verification data from DECam to be suitable for lensing analyses. The PSF is generally well-behaved, but the modeling is rendered difficult by a flux-dependent PSF width. We employ photometric redshifts to distinguish between foreground and background galaxies, and a red-sequence cluster finder to provide cluster richness estimates and cluster-galaxy distributions. By fitting NFW profiles to the clusters i...

Melchior, P; Huff, E; Hirsch, M; Kacprzak, T; Rykoff, E; Gruen, D; Armstrong, R; Bacon, D; Bechtol, K; Bernstein, G M; Bridle, S; Clampitt, J; Honscheid, K; Jain, B; Jouvel, S; Krause, E; Lin, H; MacCrann, N; Patton, K; Plazas, A; Rowe, B; Vikram, V; Wilcox, H; Young, J; Zuntz, J; Abbott, T; Abdalla, F; Allam, S S; Banerji, M; Bernstein, J P; Bernstein, R A; Bertin, E; Buckley-Geer, E; Burke, D L; Castander, F J; da Costa, L N; Cunha, C E; Depoy, D L; Desai, S; Diehl, H T; Doel, P; Estrada, J; Evrard, A E; Neto, A Fausti; Fernandez, E; Finley, D A; Flaugher, B; Frieman, J A; Gaztanaga, E; Gerdes, D; Gruendl, R A; Gutierrez, G R; Jarvis, M; Karliner, I; Kent, S; Kuehn, K; Kuropatkin, N; Lahav, O; Maia, M A G; Makler, M; Marriner, J; Marshall, J L; Merritt, K W; Miller, C J; Miquel, R; Mohr, J; Neilsen, E; Nichol, R C; Nord, B D; Reil, K; Roe, N A; Roodman, A; Sako, M; Sanchez, E; Santiago, B X; Schindler, R; Schubnell, M; Sevilla-Noarbe, I; Sheldon, E; Smith, C; Soares-Santos, M; Swanson, M E C; Sypniewski, A J; Tarle, G; Thaler, J; Thomas, D; Tucker, D L; Walker, A; Wechsler, R; Weller, J; Wester, W

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Mathematical description for the measurement and verification of energy efficiency improvement  

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Abstract Insufficient energy supply is a problem faced by many countries, and energy efficiency improvement is identified as the quickest and most effective solution to this problem. Many energy efficiency projects are therefore initiated to reach various energy saving targets. These energy saving targets need to be measured and verified, and in many countries such a measurement and verification (M&V) activity is guided by the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). However, M&V is widely regarded as an inaccurate science: an engineering practice relying heavily on professional judgement. This paper presents a mathematical description of the energy efficiency M&V problem and thus casts into a scientific framework the basic M&V concepts, propositions, techniques and methodologies. For this purpose, a general description of energy system modeling is provided to facilitate the discussion, strict mathematical definitions for baseline and baseline adjustment are given, and the M&V plan development is formulated as an M&V modeling problem. An optimal M&V plan is therefore obtained through solving a calculus of variation, or equivalently, an optimal control problem. This approach provides a fruitful source of research problems by which optimal M&V plans under various practical constraints can be determined. With the aid of linear control system models, this mathematical description also provides sufficient conditions for M&V practitioners to determine which one of the four M&V options in IPMVP should be used in a practical M&V project.

Xiaohua Xia; Jiangfeng Zhang

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Compliance and Verification of Standards and Labelling Programs in China: Lessons Learned  

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After implementing several energy efficiency standards and labels (30 products covered by MEPS, 50 products covered by voluntary labels and 19 products by mandatory labels), the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) is now implementing verification and compliance mechanism to ensure that the energy information of labeled products comply with the requirements of their labels. CNIS is doing so by organizing check testing on a random basis for room air-conditioners, refrigerators, motors, heaters, computer displays, ovens, and self -ballasted lamps. The purpose of the check testing is to understand the implementation of the Chinese labeling scheme and help local authorities establishing effective compliance mechanisms. In addition, to ensure robustness and consistency of testing results, CNIS has coordinated a round robin testing for room air conditioners. Eight laboratories (Chinese (6), Australian (1) and Japanese (1)) have been involved in the round robin testing and tests were performed on four sets of samples selected from manufacturer?s production line. This paper describes the methodology used in undertaking both check and round robin testing, provides analysis of testing results and reports on the findings. The analysis of both check and round robin testing demonstrated the benefits of a regularized verification and monitoring system for both laboratories and products such as (i) identifying the possible deviations between laboratories to correct them, (ii) improving the quality of testing facilities, (iii) ensuring the accuracy and reliability of energy label information in order to strength the social credibility of the labeling program and the enforcement mechanism in place.

Saheb, Yamina; Zhou, Nan; Fridley, David; Pierrot, Andr& #233

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CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model  

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a computer based model called IVSEM (Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model) to estimate the performance of a nuclear detonation monitoring system. The IVSEM project was initiated in June 1994, by Sandia`s Monitoring Systems and Technology Center and has been funded by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (DOE/NN). IVSEM is a simple, top-level, modeling tool which estimates the performance of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring system and can help explore the impact of various sensor system concepts and technology advancements on CTBT monitoring. One of IVSEM`s unique features is that it integrates results from the various CTBT sensor technologies (seismic, infrasound, radionuclide, and hydroacoustic) and allows the user to investigate synergy among the technologies. Specifically, IVSEM estimates the detection effectiveness (probability of detection) and location accuracy of the integrated system and of each technology subsystem individually. The model attempts to accurately estimate the monitoring system`s performance at medium interfaces (air-land, air-water) and for some evasive testing methods such as seismic decoupling. This report describes version 1.2 of IVSEM.

Edenburn, M.W.; Bunting, M.L.; Payne, A.C. Jr.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Pantex Site Office's Compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities, June 2012  

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Pantex Site Office's Compliance with Pantex Site Office's Compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1 1.0 Purpose .................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Assessment Methodologies and Approach ........................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Pantex Site Office's Compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities, June 2012  

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Pantex Site Office's Compliance with Pantex Site Office's Compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities June 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1 1.0 Purpose .................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Assessment Methodologies and Approach ........................................................................................... 1

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Organics Verification Study for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Washington  

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Sinclair and Dyes Inlets near Bremerton, Washington, are on the State of Washington 1998 303(d) list of impaired waters because of fecal coliform contamination in marine water, metals in sediment and fish tissue, and organics in sediment and fish tissue. Because significant cleanup and source control activities have been conducted in the inlets since the data supporting the 1998 303(d) listings were collected, two verification studies were performed to address the 303(d) segments that were listed for metal and organic contaminants in marine sediment. The Metals Verification Study (MVS) was conducted in 2003; the final report, Metals Verification Study for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Washington, was published in March 2004 (Kohn et al. 2004). This report describes the Organics Verification Study that was conducted in 2005. The study approach was similar to the MVS in that many surface sediment samples were screened for the major classes of organic contaminants, and then the screening results and other available data were used to select a subset of samples for quantitative chemical analysis. Because the MVS was designed to obtain representative data on concentrations of contaminants in surface sediment throughout Sinclair Inlet, Dyes Inlet, Port Orchard Passage, and Rich Passage, aliquots of the 160 MVS sediment samples were used in the analysis for the Organics Verification Study. However, unlike metals screening methods, organics screening methods are not specific to individual organic compounds, and are not available for some target organics. Therefore, only the quantitative analytical results were used in the organics verification evaluation. The results of the Organics Verification Study showed that sediment quality outside of Sinclair Inlet is unlikely to be impaired because of organic contaminants. Similar to the results for metals, in Sinclair Inlet, the distribution of residual organic contaminants is generally limited to nearshore areas already within the actively managed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Superfund Site, where further source-control actions and monitoring are under way.

Kohn, Nancy P.; Brandenberger, Jill M.; Niewolny, Laurie A.; Johnston, Robert K.

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of 2-D Detonation Shock Dynamics in conjunction with Los Alamos Lagrangian hydrocode  

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As the latest version of the fast-tube Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) solver is linked with the Los Alamos Lagrangian hydrocode, verification problems from a 2006 DSD report (LA-14277 [1]) have been duplicated with some of the verification criteria changed to more quantitative ones. The observed error convergence is as good as or better than reported in [1], quite possibly due to the careful treatment of floating point numbers to ensure that their precision level is maintained throughout the code. This report duplicates the three sample verification problems in LA-14277 [1] using the Los Alamos ASC Lagrangian hydrocode (FLAG), official release of 3.2 Alpha6 with a few modifications. This version of FLAG is linked with the latest fast-tube Detonation Shock Dynamics (DSD) version beta 2 solver released in 2011 as part of the LanlDSD software product [2]. New verification criteria are used for the arcwave problem where two specific locations are chosen for burn arrival time comparison. For this report FLAG's internal driver code prepares the distance function ({Psi}) and material ID fields from its hydro setup, instead of the stand-alone driver that is being utilized by the other LANL hydrocodes currently interfaced to LanlDSD. As it is implemented in version 3.2 Alpha6, the {Psi} and material ID fields and other parameters are passed from FLAG to the DSD solver directly, and the burn table is directly passed back to FLAG as part of the calling arguments. The burn-front arrival time 'exact' solutions, mentioned in the sequel for the rate-stick and 'arc-wave' problems, are computed using a pair of special-purpose Fortran codes provided by Aslam [3]. In each case an ansatz for the form of the solution is made in which the radius from the detonator center point is used as the independent space coordinate. This leads to a simplified, problem-specific, 1D form of the governing equation. This equation is solved using 2nd-order spatial differencing and the forward Euler method on a very fine temporal and geometric mesh. The boundary conditions are handled exactly at the correct location, with second order accuracy. Care has been taken to ensure that this solution is fully converged. Most other technical details are omitted here as they are comprehensively discussed in [1].

Aida, Toru [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Walter, John W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Aslam, Tariq D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Dosimetric verification of IMAT delivery with a conventional EPID system and a commercial portal dose image prediction tool  

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Purpose: The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) is a system for checking the patient setup; as a result of its integration with the linear accelerator and software customized for dosimetry, it is increasingly used for verification of the delivery of fixed-field intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In order to extend such an approach to intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT), the combined use of an EPID system and a portal dose image prediction (PDIP) tool has been investigated. Methods: The dosimetric behavior of an EPID system, mechanically reinforced to maintain its positional stability during the accelerator gantry rotation, has been studied to assess its ability to measure portal dose distributions for IMAT treatment beams. In addition, the PDIP tool of a commercial treatment planning system, commonly used for static IMRT dosimetry, has been validated for simulating the PDIs of IMAT treatment fields. The method has been applied to the delivery verification of 23 treatment fields that were measured in their dual mode of IMRT and IMAT modalities. Results: The EPID system has proved to be appropriate for measuring the PDIs of IMAT fields; additionally the PDIP tool was able to simulate these accurately. The results are quite similar to those obtained for static IMRT treatment verification, although it was necessary to investigate the dependence of the EPID signal and of the accelerator monitor chamber response on variable dose rate. Conclusions: Our initial tests indicate that the EPID system, together with the PDIP tool, is a suitable device for the verification of IMAT plan delivery; however, additional tests are necessary to confirm these results.

Iori, Mauro; Cagni, Elisabetta; Paiusco, Marta; Munro, Peter; Nahum, Alan E. [Servizio di Fisica Sanitaria, Arceispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia 42100 (Italy); Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Department of Physics, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, Bebington CH63 4JY (United Kingdom)

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Commissioning/ verification : Daylighting The New York Times Building  

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Commissioning/ verification Commissioning/ verification Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Commissioning/ verification The construction cycle of the building life cycle is the time when the design intent is translated into a physical reality. Given novel integrated systems with which contractors (vendors, installers, commissioning (Cx) agents, etc.) do not have much experience, there is a risk that carefully laid plans will go amiss. To insure that the automated shading and daylighting control systems were installed and operating as intended, the manufacturers, LBNL, and the Times Company developed procedures to commission and verify system performance. With verification data resulting from these procedures, the Times Company possessed the unique capability to measure and compare performance to design intent then discuss and tune system performance with the manufacturer prior to closure of the work scope and occupancy of the building.

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The politics of verification: Limiting the testing of nuclear weapons  

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From 1982 to 1990, the United States and the Soviet Union renegotiated verification arrangements for two unratified arms control agreements that had nevertheless been observed since 1977: the Threshold Test Ban Treaty and the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty. The negotiations yielded new verification procedures, changed attitudes regarding Soviet compliance, and established useful precedents for further restrictions on nuclear testing. The negotiations also demonstrated how technical arguments can be misused to promote a particular political agenda-in this case, the continued testing of nuclear weapons. By misrepresenting the uncertainties in US monitoring procedures, and then falsely characterizing these uncertainties as a fatal flaw of seismic verification techniques, opponents of a nuclear test ban clouded the sensitive issue of verification enough to delay progress towards a complete ban on nuclear weapons testing. The primary obstacle to further restrictions on nuclear testing was not the feasibility of adequate verification, but rather the unwillingness of several US administrations to address the real question of whether the United States and other nuclear weapon states should, in the interest of global nuclear nonproliferation, end the development of new nuclear weapons designs that require confirmation by underground nuclear tests. 51 refs., 6 figs.

Vink, G.E. van der (IRIS Consortion on Seismology, Arlington, VA (United States)); Paine, C.E. (Natural Reources Defense Council, Washington, DC (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Employment Verification at Savannah River Site, INS-O-09-05 ...  

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Employment Verification at Savannah River Site, INS-O-09-05 Employment Verification at Savannah River Site, INS-O-09-05 The Department of Energy's Savannah River Operations Office...

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A Comparison of Measures-Oriented and Distributions-Oriented Approaches to Forecast Verification  

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The authors have carried out verification of 590 1224-h high-temperature forecasts from numerical guidance products and human forecasters for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, using both a measures-oriented verification scheme and a distributions-...

Harold E. Brooks; Charles A. Doswell III

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Dependency based Checkpoint Selection for Dynamic Verification of Fixed-time Constraints  

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.4 [Software Engineering]: Software/Program Verification. General Term Algorithms, Design, Reliability, Theory strategy, the corresponding unnecessary verification can be avoided. The comparison and experimental simulation further demonstrate that our new strategy can improve the efficiency of overall temporal

Yang, Yun

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Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton...  

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Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, August 2007 Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco,...

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VERIFICATION BASED ECG BIOMETRICS WITH CARDIAC IRREGULAR CONDITIONS USING HEARTBEAT LEVEL AND SEGMENT LEVEL INFORMATION FUSION  

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VERIFICATION BASED ECG BIOMETRICS WITH CARDIAC IRREGULAR CONDITIONS USING HEARTBEAT LEVEL propose an ECG based robust human verification system for both healthy and cardiac irregular conditions% relatively on the PTB database. Index Terms-- ECG biometrics, beat normalization, outlier re- moval

Li, Xin

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Interview with ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin on Platts Energy Week  

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Bill Loveless from Platts Energy Week interviews ARPA-E Acting Director, Dr. Cheryl Martin, about the many transformational energy technologies on display at ARPA-E's 5th annual Energy Innovation Summit.

Martin, Cheryl; Loveless, Bill

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Middle school students' representational understandings and justification schemes: gleanings from cognitive interviews  

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This dissertation investigated several aspects of middle graders mathematical understanding based on representational models. Twenty (11 male, 9 female) sixth grade students were interviewed about their solution strategies and answer justifications...

Matteson, Shirley Marie

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct dose to water dosimetry for pretreatment IMRT verification using a modified EPID  

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Purpose: Electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) are high resolution systems that produce electronic dose maps with minimal time required for equipment setup, and therefore potentially present a time-saving alternative for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) pretreatment verification. A modified commercial EPID was investigated operated with an opaque sheet blocking the optical signal produced in the phosphor layer as a precursor to a switched mode dual dosimetry-imaging EPID system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using this system for direct dose to water dosimetry for pretreatment IMRT verification. Methods: A Varian amorphous silicon EPID was modified by placing an opaque sheet between the Gd{sub 2}S{sub 2}O:Tb phosphor layer and the photodiode array to block the optical photons. The EPID was thus converted to a direct-detecting system (dEPID), in which the high energy radiation deposits energy directly in the photodiode array. The copper build-up was replaced with d{sub max} solid water. Sixty-one IMRT beams of varying complexity were delivered to the EPID, to EDR2 dosimetric film and to a 2D ion chamber array (MapCheck). EPID data was compared to film and MapCheck data using gamma analysis with 3%, 3mm pass criteria. Results: The fraction of points that passed the gamma test was on average 98.1% and 98.6%, for the EPID versus film and EPID versus MapCheck comparisons, respectively. In the case of comparison with film, the majority of observed discrepancies were associated with problems related to film sensitivity or processing. Conclusions: The very close agreement between EPID and both film and MapCheck data demonstrates that the modified EPID is suitable for direct dose to water measurement for pretreatment IMRT verification. These results suggest a reconfigured EPID could be an efficient and accurate dosimeter. Alternatively, optical switching methods could be developed to produce a dual-mode EPID with both dosimetry and imaging capabilities.

Gustafsson, Helen; Vial, Philip; Kuncic, Zdenka; Baldock, Clive; Denham, James W.; Greer, Peter B. [Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006 (Australia) and Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney 2065 (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006 (Australia) and Department of Medical Physics, Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Sydney 2170 (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006 (Australia); School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle 2308 (Australia) and Radiation Oncology Department, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle 2310 (Australia); School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle 2308 (Australia) and Radiation Oncology Department, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle 2310 (Australia)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Object Exploration By Purposive, Dynamic Viewpoint Adjustment  

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. Unlike previous approaches where exploration is cast as a discrete process (i.e., asking where to look on the object surface that are occluded when the exploration process is initiated. Our goal is to designObject Exploration By Purposive, Dynamic Viewpoint Adjustment Kiriakos N. Kutulakos Charles R. Dyer

Dyer, Charles R.

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Conference Purpose: The 9th INTECOL International  

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Conference Purpose: The 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference will provide a platform. This conference seeks to share integrated solutions for sustainable management of wetland resources in a complex Attend: The conference provides an interdis- ciplinary setting for participants to review cutting edge

Slatton, Clint

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Independent Verification Survey Report for the Long Island Solar Farm, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York  

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5119-SR-01-0 INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT FOR THE LONG ISLAND SOLAR FARM, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

E.M. Harpenau

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission of the size of units of quantities and verification conditions as applied to measurement systems  

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The meaning of 搕ransmission of the size of units of quantities and verification conditions applied to measurement systems is considered.

A. A. Danilov

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint  

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint, Argonne Illinois 5061-SR-01-0

E.N. Bailey

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Hoshizaki America, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Hoshizaki America, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by Hobart/ITW Food Equipment Group regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Hobart/ITW Food Equipment Group regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

292

Comment submitted by the Bradford White Corporation (BWC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Bradford White Corporation (BWC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

293

Comment submitted by BSH Home Appliances Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by BSH Home Appliances Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

294

Comment submitted by Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc. regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

295

E-Print Network 3.0 - attribute verification system Sample Search...  

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systems for generation "attributes": those characteristics of a power plant's production... , electricity markets are devising accounting and verification systems for...

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EECLP Webinar #2: Quality Assurance and Evaluation Monitoring Verification-- Text Version  

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Below is the text version of the EECLP Webinar #2: Quality Assurance and Evaluation Monitoring Verification, presented in December 2014.

297

Comment submitted by A. O. Smith Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by A. O. Smith Corporation regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

298

Comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

299

Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa  

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Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa Speaker(s): Xiaohua Xia Date: December 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephane de la Rue du Can Measurement and verification (M&V) is the process of using measurements to reliably determine actual saving created within an individual facility by an energy management program. This talk will describe the basics of M&V, and introduce how M&V is conducted in the Republic of South Africa. Topics covered include the history of M&V in South Africa, the business structure, and the Eskom-led M&V protocols and guidelines of M&V. The talk will also present how the M&V profession is governed and regulated by the national professional body, the national standard (the first in the world), and a

300

Sandia National Laboratories: Advanced Simulation Computing: Verification &  

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Verification & Validation Verification & Validation high-fidelity simulations The Verification and Validation (V&V) program conducts two major activities at Sandia. The first is to perform assessments and studies that quantify confidence in Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) calculation results. The second activity develops and improves V&V and uncertainty quantification methods, metrics, and standards. Assessments This project area conducts studies and assessments for Sandia's engineering simulation focus areas (outlined below). These assessments quantify the prediction uncertainty of the engineering codes as they apply to applications in the four focus areas. Safety and Security This area focuses on engineering codes as they apply to nuclear weapon. External load prediction capability includes mechanical (impact, pressure,)

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification  

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. May 2004, Monterey, California. Charles Tabor, Randall Juhlin, Paul Darr, Julian Caballero, Joseph Daniel, David Ingle Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling More Documents & Publications Steam and ET-DSP Combined for DNAPL Remediation: Full-Scale Site Restoration at Young - Rainey STAR Center Project Overview: Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation at the Young - Rainey STAR Center

302

Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification  

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Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. May 2004, Monterey, California. Charles Tabor, Randall Juhlin, Paul Darr, Julian Caballero, Joseph Daniel, David Ingle Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid Characterization and Post-Remediation Verification Sampling More Documents & Publications Project Overview: Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation Successful Field-Scale In Situ Thermal NAPL Remediation at the Young - Rainey STAR Center Steam and ET-DSP Combined for DNAPL Remediation: Full-Scale Site Restoration at Young - Rainey STAR Center

303

A Zero Knowledge Protocol For Nuclear Warhead Verification  

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The verification of nuclear warheads for arms control faces a paradox: International inspectors must gain high confidence in the authenticity of submitted items while learning nothing about them. Conventional inspection systems featuring ''information barriers'', designed to hide measurments stored in electronic systems, are at risk of tampering and snooping. Here we show the viability of fundamentally new approach to nuclear warhead verification that incorporates a zero-knowledge protocol, designed such that sensitive information is never measured so does not need to be hidden. We interrogate submitted items with energetic neutrons, making in effect, differential measurements of neutron transmission and emission. Calculations of diversion scenarios show that a high degree of discrimination can be achieved while revealing zero information. Timely demonstration of the viability of such an approach could be critical for the nexxt round of arms-control negotiations, which will likely require verification of individual warheads, rather than whole delivery systems.

Glaser, Alexander [Princeton, Univ., NJ (United States). Program on Science and Global Security] [Princeton, Univ., NJ (United States). Program on Science and Global Security; Goldston, Robert J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

304

Verification and validation of RADMODL Version 1.0  

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RADMODL is a system of linked computer codes designed to calculate the radiation environment following an accident in which nuclear materials are released. The RADMODL code and the corresponding Verification and Validation (V&V) calculations (Appendix A), were developed for Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) by EGS Corporation (EGS). Each module of RADMODL is an independent code and was verified separately. The full system was validated by comparing the output of the various modules with the corresponding output of a previously verified version of the modules. The results of the verification and validation tests show that RADMODL correctly calculates the transport of radionuclides and radiation doses. As a result of this verification and validation effort, RADMODL Version 1.0 is certified for use in calculating the radiation environment following an accident.

Kimball, K.D.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Converter performance TFE Verification Program. Final test report  

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This report details TFE Verification Program, the objective, of which is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a TFE suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full-power life of 7 years. The TFE Verification Program built directly on the technology and data base developed in the 1960s and early 1970s in an AEC/NASA program, and in the SP-100 program conducted in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the SP-100 program, the attractive features of thermionic power conversion technology were recognized but concern was expressed over the lack of fast reactor irradiation data. The TFE Verification Program addressed that concern.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Event:Technical Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV):  

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Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Experiences from and for implementation Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Technical Workshop: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Experiences from and for implementation: on 2012/06/26 "The workshop will deal with MRV issues relevant to negotiators and practitioners from Partnership member countries and aims at contributing to an in-depth understanding of key aspects critical to the implementation of MRV-systems in developing countries. The workshop will focus on the "how" of implementing MRV-systems in a pragmatic, sustainable and cost-efficient way while taking advantage of existing structures and experiences. Thus the event wants to move beyond the political discussions

307

An Efficient Dual Algorithm for Vectorless Power Grid Verification under Linear Current Constraints  

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An Efficient Dual Algorithm for Vectorless Power Grid Verification under Linear Current Constraints, Chicago, IL 60616, USA ABSTRACT Vectorless power grid verification makes it possible to eval- uate worst, the vectorless power grid verification problem can be formulated and solved as a linear programming (LP) problem

Wang, Jia

308

Under consideration for publication in Formal Aspects of Computing Specification and verification challenges for  

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and verification challenges as we see them today. We draw on our experience with specifying and verifying code], and static checking and verification tools for these [BCD+ 06, FLL+ 02, CK05]. While we do not claim in ESC/Java [FLL+ 02, LSS99, CK05] and other tools geared to the verification of Java-like programs [BCD

Leino, K. Rustan M.

309

Verification for measurement-only blind quantum computing  

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Blind quantum computing is a new secure quantum computing protocol where a client who does not have any sophisticated quantum technology can delegate her quantum computing to a server without leaking any privacy. It is known that a client who has only a measurement device can perform blind quantum computing [T. Morimae and K. Fujii, Phys. Rev. A 87, 050301(R) (2013)]. It has been an open problem whether the protocol can enjoy the verification, i.e., the ability of the client to check the correctness of the computing. In this paper, we propose a protocol of verification for the measurement-only blind quantum computing.

Tomoyuki Morimae

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

310

Verification for measurement-only blind quantum computing  

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Blind quantum computing is a new secure quantum computing protocol where a client who does not have any sophisticated quantum technlogy can delegate her quantum computing to a server without leaking any privacy. It is known that a client who has only a measurement device can perform blind quantum computing [T. Morimae and K. Fujii, Phys. Rev. A {\\bf87}, 050301(R) (2013)]. It has been an open problem whether the protocol can enjoy the verification, i.e., the ability of client to check the correctness of the computing. In this paper, we propose a protocol of verification for the measurement-only blind quantum computing.

Tomoyuki Morimae

2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

311

Four-axis micro measuring systems performance verification  

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Abstract This article describes the performance verification of 3D optical measuring instruments integrating a rotational axis using an artifact. The goal is the performance verification of four-axis measuring systems for the full 3D acquisition of micro-geometric parts. This type of measurement has many potential applications, such as in micro-tool, micro-mold, or micro-device manufacturing. The artifact is as simple as possible to reduce manufacturing costs, ensure easy calibration, comply with the ISO 10360 standard and consider all volumetric error contributions. The artifact may be useful to both measuring system manufacturers and users to provide a measurement traceability path.

Giovanni Moroni; Stefano Petr; Wahyudin P. Syam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

1.0 Purpose and Need  

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0 Purpose and Need 0 Purpose and Need The Western Area Power Administration (Western), created in 1977 under the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (Public Law 95-91), markets and transmits electric power throughout 15 western states. Western's Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region (Sierra Nevada Region) markets approximately 1,480 megawatts (MW) of power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) and other sources and markets nonfirm energy from the Washoe Project. The Sierra Nevada Region's marketing area is shown in Figure 1.1. Western's mission is to market and transmit electricity that is in excess of CVP Project Use (power required for project operations), which for the Sierra Nevada Region is generated from CVP and Washoe Project powerplants. Western's power marketing

313

Dual purpose solar collectors. Final technical report  

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Use of a single energy solar collecting system for two purposes is described. First, during the summer, the system was installed at a community swimming pool to reduce cost of maintaining water temperature, and second, during the winter the system was moved to and installed in the city maintenance building to reduce heating costs. Data collected and analyzed about use of renewable energy sources were disseminated to communities of similar size to encourage like use of energy conservation practices.

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification  

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Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Title Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Approach Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2011 Authors Earni, Shankar, Philip Coleman, and Mark D. Sanders Conference Name ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Volume 1 Pagination 68-79 Date Published 1/2011 Abstract This study reviews a sample set of measurement and verification (M&V) plans from federal ESPC projects to understand and assess the overall status of M&V practices. The review identifies some of the key issues that need to be addressed to improve the rigor and transparency of M&V practices. To mitigate some of the identified M&V issues, this work also reviews existing M&V protocols, guidelines and other pertinent literature to identify strategies that can augment traditional M&V approaches. The authors provide a framework to identify ways to integrate M&V and commissioning activities into the ESPC process, combining M&V activities and advanced meter data into a monitoring-based commissioning approach that reduces the uncertainty of savings while ensuring their persistence.

315

Department of Computing CSP||B modelling for railway verification  

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University of Surrey Department of Computing Computing Sciences Report CS-12-03 CSP||B modelling Schneider Helen Treharne March 30th 2012 #12;CSP||B modelling for railway verification: the double junction work in verifying railway systems through CSP k B modelling and analysis. In particular we consider

Doran, Simon J.

316

Eurospeech 2001 -Scandinavia Information Fusion for Robust Speaker Verification  

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Eurospeech 2001 - Scandinavia Information Fusion for Robust Speaker Verification Conrad Sanderson, Australia Abstract In this paper we have studied two information fusion ap- proaches, namely feature vector used in mismatched conditions. Three types of fea- tures are fused: Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients

317

2012 -2013 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID  

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an official copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, or Driver's License with this form and we will update2012 - 2013 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID: The date of birth reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) does not match the date of birth reported in one of the following

Nelson, Tim

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2013 -2014 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID  

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an official copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, or Driver's License with this form and we will update2013 - 2014 BIRTH DATE VERIFICATION STUDENT NAME: SPU ID: The date of birth reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) does not match the date of birth reported in one of the following

Nelson, Tim

319

Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground located in the 100-FR-2 Operable Unit of the 100-F Area on the Hanford Site. The trenches received waste from the 100-F Experimental Animal Farm, including animal manure, animal carcasses, laboratory waste, plastic, cardboard, metal, and concrete debris as well as a railroad tank car.

H. M. Sulloway

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Cleanup Verification Package for the 300 VTS Waste Site  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 300 Area Vitrification Test Site, also known as the 300 VTS site. The site was used by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a field demonstration site for in situ vitrification of soils containing simulated waste.

S. W. Clark and T. H. Mitchell

2006-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties  

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Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties Imad A. Ferzli Department of ECE Eindhoven, The Netherlands lars@magma-da.com ABSTRACT As power grid safety becomes increasingly important in modern integrated circuits, so does the need to start power grid verifica- tion early in the design cycle

Najm, Farid N.

322

Verification and validation of detonation simulation: topical review  

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Verification and validation of detonation simulation: topical review Joseph M. Powers Department and Reactive Systems Irvine, California 28 July 2011 23rd ICDERS 颅 Irvine, California V&V of Detonation 28 July 2011 1 / 29 #12;Outline 1 Some semantics and some provocation 2 Some overly brief detonation discourse

323

NASA/TP2004213015 Formal Verification of a Conflict  

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NASA/TP颅2004颅213015 Formal Verification of a Conflict Resolution and Recovery Algorithm Jeffrey~noz National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia April 2004 #12;The NASA STI Program Office . . . in Profile Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science

Maddalon, Jeffrey M.

324

Parameterized Specification and Verification of PLC Systems in Coq  

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Parameterized Specification and Verification of PLC Systems in Coq Hai Wan D.CST, Tsinghua and verify PLC software systems with the theorem proving system Coq. Dependent inductive data types are har to cope with this situation, modular development of PLC software is adopted. During the modular

Boyer, Edmond

325

Improving large-sized PLC programs verification using abstractions  

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Improving large-sized PLC programs verification using abstractions V. Gourcuff O. de Smet J [2005]) models of PLC programs, which can be verified with well- known model-checkers, like UPPAAL the development of industrial PLC programs up to now (John- son [2007]). Several reasons can explain

Paris-Sud XI, Universit茅 de

326

Virtual verification of system designs against system requirements  

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System development and integration with a sufficient maturity at entry into service is a competitive challenge in the aerospace sector. With the ever-increasing complexity of products, this can only be achieved using efficient model-based techniques ... Keywords: MBSE, Modelica, ModelicaML, model-based testing, requirements, verification

Wladimir Schamai; Philipp Helle; Peter Fritzson; Christiaan J. J. Paredis

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

A STROKE BASED ALGORITHM FOR DYNAMIC SIGNATURE VERIFICATION  

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A STROKE BASED ALGORITHM FOR DYNAMIC SIGNATURE VERIFICATION Tong Qu, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Andy a novel stroke-based algorithm for DSV. An algorithm is developed to convert sample signatures of individual strokes. Individual strokes are identified by finding the points where there is a 1) decrease

Adler, Andy

328

Static Analysis and Verification of Aerospace Software by Abstract Interpretation  

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synchronous control/command software in open loop. Recent advances consider imperfectly synchronous, parallelStatic Analysis and Verification of Aerospace Software by Abstract Interpretation Julien Bertrane 麓Ecole normale sup麓erieure, Paris Patrick Cousot, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New

Min茅, Antoine

329

Verification of Network Management System Configurations David L. Cohrs  

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Verification of Network Management System Configurations David L. Cohrs (608) 262-6617 dave domains too autonomous for this centralized approach. Distributing the network management system causes- ments. The NMSL system then operates in two roles: it verifies network management specifications

Miller, Barton P.

330

Testing and Verification Solutions for Homework # 1, Fall 2008  

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1 Testing and Verification Solutions for Homework # 1, Fall 2008 Prepared by Priyank Kalla. The third question was very simple. The set of ALL tests that detect fault j/1 = ab'd' + ac'd' + a'cd' + b'cd'. Those for k/0 include ac'd. Note: If you ever get confused w.r.t. Boolean Difference based test

Kalla, Priyank

331

Contracts for Model Execution Verification Eric Cariou1  

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Contracts for Model Execution Verification Eric Cariou1 , Cyril Ballagny2 , Alexandre Feugas3 a contract-based approach to specify an execution semantics for a meta-model. We show that an execution model transformation contracts for controlling the dynamic con- sistent evolution of a model during its

Paris-Sud XI, Universit茅 de

332

STATE OF CALIFORNIA LOW LEAKAGE AIR HANDLER VERIFICATION  

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or heat pump fan and inside coil) must be certified to the Commission to leak 2 percent or less of its in the dwelling as applicable. System Name or Identification/Tag System Location or Area Served LLAH Unit Make LLAH Unit Model The LLAH must be connected to a New Duct System that meets the HERS verification

333

Web API Verification: Results and Challenges Brown University  

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Web API Verification: Results and Challenges Arjun Guha Brown University Providence, RI arjun Web applications use several APIs to build rich features. For example, the W3C Geolocation API that enables offline access, and the Google Maps API allows applications to embed customized maps. Some

Krishnamurthi, Shriram

334

Usability evaluation of multi-modal biometric verification systems  

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......development that allows its commercialization. However, there is a lack...example using a PIN) the process is called verification. If...which match most closely, the process is called identification...experiencing a similar, but slower process. There is a rising interest......

Doroteo T. Toledano; Rub閚 Fern醤dez Pozo; 羖varo Hern醤dez Trapote; Luis Hern醤dez G髆ez

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry  

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This Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry defines the procedures that will be used to confirm conformance with the energy performance level requirements of the Superior Energy Performance Program. The Program has two paths. This document is structured to reflect those different paths.

336

NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification  

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COMP 4161 NICTA Advanced Course Advanced Topics in Software Verification Gerwin Klein, June: 搂 Declare a set of functions with signatures (e.g. plus, zero) 搂 give them a name (e.g. c) 搂 Have syntax 'a :: c for: type 'a supports the operations of c 搂 Can write abstract polymorphic functions that use plus

Klein, Gerwin

337

3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification  

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June 2010 3D Scanning for Biometric Identification and Verification Project Leads Anselmo Lastra visibility, cannot be controlled. A relatively new biometric, 3D facial recognition, holds great promise performance using 3D shape and texture matched that of the much more mature technologies of high

McShea, Daniel W.

338

Neptunium flow-sheet verification at reprocessing plants  

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Due to their fissile nature, neptunium and americium have at least a theoretical potential application as nuclear explosives and their proliferation potential was considered by the IAEA in studies in the late 1990's. This work was motivated by an increased awareness of the proliferation potential of americium and neptunium and a number of emerging projects in peaceful nuclear programmes which could result in an increase in the available quantities of these minor actinides. The studies culminated in proposals for various voluntary measures including the reporting of international transfers of separated americium and neptunium, declarations concerning the amount of separated neptunium and americium held by states and the application of flow-sheet verification to ensure that facilities capable of separating americium or neptunium are operated in a manner consistent with that declared. This paper discusses the issue of neptunium flowsheet verification in reprocessing plants. The proliferation potential of neptunium is first briefly discussed and then the chemistry of neptunium relevant to reprocessing plants described with a view to indicating a number of issues relevant to the verification of neptunium flow-sheets. Finally, the scope of verification activities is discussed including analysis of process and engineering design information, plant monitoring and sampling and the potential application of containment and surveillance measures. (authors)

Rance, P.; Chesnay, B.; Killeen, T.; Murray, M.; Nikkinen, M.; Petoe, A.; Plumb, J.; Saukkonen, H. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Verification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking  

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have a finite state space provided that the abstraction mapping is powerful. M篓uller and Nipkow's work working on abstract model checking. In Section 4, the abstractions we defined on garbage #12; collectionVerification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking (Extended Abstract) Masami

Hagiya, Masami

340

FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY  

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1 FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY Rick Katz Institute for Study on Extremes 路 Emil Gumbel (1891 颅 1966) -- Pioneer in application of statistics of extremes "Il est impossible que l'improbable n'arrive jamais." #12;3 OUTLINE (1) Motivation (2) Conventional Methods (3) Extreme

Katz, Richard

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FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY  

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1 FORECAST VERIFICATION OF EXTREMES: USE OF EXTREME VALUE THEORY Rick Katz Institute for Study ON EXTREMES 路 Emil Gumbel (1891 颅 1966) -- Pioneer in application of statistics of extremes "Il est impossible que l'improbable n'arrive jamais." #12;3 OUTLINE (1) Motivation (2) Conventional Methods (3) Extreme

Katz, Richard

342

A BrachyPhantom for verification of dose calculation of HDR brachytherapy planning system  

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Purpose: To develop a calibration phantom for {sup 192}Ir high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy units that renders possible the direct measurement of absorbed dose to water and verification of treatment planning system.Methods: A phantom, herein designated BrachyPhantom, consists of a Solid Water 8-cm high cylinder with a diameter of 14 cm cavity in its axis that allows the positioning of an A1SL ionization chamber with its reference measuring point at the midheight of the cylinder's axis. Inside the BrachyPhantom, at a 3-cm radial distance from the chamber's reference measuring point, there is a circular channel connected to a cylindrical-guide cavity that allows the insertion of a 6-French flexible plastic catheter from the BrachyPhantom surface. The PENELOPE Monte Carlo code was used to calculate a factor, P{sub sw}{sup lw}, to correct the reading of the ionization chamber to a full scatter condition in liquid water. The verification of dose calculation of a HDR brachytherapy treatment planning system was performed by inserting a catheter with a dummy source in the phantom channel and scanning it with a CT. The CT scan was then transferred to the HDR computer program in which a multiple treatment plan was programmed to deliver a total dose of 150 cGy to the ionization chamber. The instrument reading was then converted to absorbed dose to water using the N{sub gas} formalism and the P{sub sw}{sup lw} factor. Likewise, the absorbed dose to water was calculated using the source strength, S{sub k}, values provided by 15 institutions visited in this work.Results: A value of 1.020 (0.09%, k= 2) was found for P{sub sw}{sup lw}. The expanded uncertainty in the absorbed dose assessed with the BrachyPhantom was found to be 2.12% (k= 1). To an associated S{sub k} of 27.8 cGy m{sup 2} h{sup ?1}, the total irradiation time to deliver 150 cGy to the ionization chamber point of reference was 161.0 s. The deviation between the absorbed doses to water assessed with the BrachyPhantom and those calculated by the treatment plans and using the S{sub k} values did not exceed 3% and 1.6%, respectively.Conclusions: The BrachyPhantom may be conveniently used for quality assurance and/or verification of HDR planning system with a priori threshold level to spot problems of 2% and 3%, respectively, and in the long run save time for the medical physicist.

Austerlitz, C. [Clinica Diana Campos, Recife, PE 52020-030 (Brazil)] [Clinica Diana Campos, Recife, PE 52020-030 (Brazil); Campos, C. A. T. [Pontif韈ia Universidade Cat髄ica do Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22451-900 (Brazil)] [Pontif韈ia Universidade Cat髄ica do Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22451-900 (Brazil)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis | Department of  

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The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis December 22, 2010 - 2:25pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Electric vehicles have been an extremely hot topic lately and no stranger to the Energy Blog. When the first public curbside electric vehicle charging station rolled out in Washington DC, we covered it. And when Secretary Chu got a first-hand look at the Nissan Leaf during a recent visit to Japan, he covered it here on the Energy Blog. We're not the only ones talking about Electric Vehicles. From awards, to reviews, to high praise, and tough criticism - it seems everyone has an opinion. That's why we decided to sit down with our resident expert Pat

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Solar Industry At Work: Video Interview with Alta Devices' Laila Mattos |  

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

Solar Industry At Work: Video Interview with Alta Devices' Laila Solar Industry At Work: Video Interview with Alta Devices' Laila Mattos Solar Industry At Work: Video Interview with Alta Devices' Laila Mattos June 6, 2012 - 12:07pm Addthis Laila Mattos talks about her work life at Alta Devices -- a solar company based in Silicon Valley. | Video by Hantz Leger. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What is this video about? Laila Mattos, a technology manager at Alta Devices, talks about her experiences working at a "disruptive" solar company. Our Solar Industry At Work Series shares the personal success of America's solar workforce - from finance experts, to scientists, to engineers. You can learn more about the series here. "Great solar won't go anywhere unless its low cost."

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The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis | Department of  

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The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis The Facts On Electric Vehicles: Interview with Pat Davis December 22, 2010 - 2:25pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Electric vehicles have been an extremely hot topic lately and no stranger to the Energy Blog. When the first public curbside electric vehicle charging station rolled out in Washington DC, we covered it. And when Secretary Chu got a first-hand look at the Nissan Leaf during a recent visit to Japan, he covered it here on the Energy Blog. We're not the only ones talking about Electric Vehicles. From awards, to reviews, to high praise, and tough criticism - it seems everyone has an opinion. That's why we decided to sit down with our resident expert Pat

346

Manufacturing in Milwaukee: An Interview with the CEO of Helios Solar Works  

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

Manufacturing in Milwaukee: An Interview with the CEO of Helios Manufacturing in Milwaukee: An Interview with the CEO of Helios Solar Works Manufacturing in Milwaukee: An Interview with the CEO of Helios Solar Works February 8, 2013 - 12:02pm Addthis Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works. Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works. Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works. Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works. Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works. Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works. Inside the Helios Solar Works manufacturing facility. | Photo courtesy of Helios Solar Works.

347

CSEG interview:  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...and geology in the petroleum industry have merged...when in India or China or somewhere else...helped me, etc. Petroleum geoscience is a...for LNG trains for export. The Northwest...Chinese energy imports increased 38 last...be drilled by the petroleum industry. In contrast...

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U. S. Government purposes. LS-253  

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W路31路10!rENG路38. W路31路10!rENG路38. Accordingly. the U. S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish Or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for U. S. Government purposes. LS-253 A Shimming Technique for Improvement of the Spectral Performance of APS Undulator A I. Vasserman Experimental Facilities Division, APS January 9, 1996 Advanced Photon Source Argonne National Laboratory A shimming technique for improvement of the spectral performance of APS Undulator A 1. Vasserman Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The shimming technique: calculations and experimental results 3. Conclusion 4 Acknowledgments 5 References 1. Introduction

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Electronic multi-purpose material level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present electronic multi-purpose material level sensor is based on time domain reflectometry (TDR) of very short electrical pulses. Pulses are propagated along a transmission line that is partially immersed in a liquid, powder, or other substance such as grain in a silo. The time difference of the reflections at the start of the transmission line and the air/liquid interface are used to determine levels to better than 0.01 inch. The sensor is essentially independent of circuit element and temperature variations, and can be mass produced at an extremely low price. The transmission line may be a Goubau line, microstrip, coaxial cable, twin lead, CPS or CPW, and may typically be a strip placed along the inside wall of a tank. The reflected pulses also contain information about strata within the liquid such as sludge-build-up at the bottom of an oil tank.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic multi-purpose material level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present electronic multi-purpose material level sensor is based on time domain reflectometry (TDR) of very short electrical pulses. Pulses are propagated along a transmission line that is partially immersed in a liquid, powder, or other substance such as grain in a silo. The time difference of the reflections at the start of the transmission line and the air/liquid interface are used to determine levels to better than 0.01 inch. The sensor is essentially independent of circuit element and temperature variations, and can be mass produced at an extremely low price. The transmission line may be a Goubau line, microstrip, coaxial cable, twin lead, CPS or CPW, and may typically be a strip placed along the inside wall of a tank. The reflected pulses also contain information about strata within the liquid such as sludge-build-up at the bottom of an oil tank. 9 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Charlotte Witt, Professor of Philosophy Interviewed by Nick Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy  

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Charlotte Witt, Professor of Philosophy Interviewed by Nick Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy 1. What is your vision of diversity on our campus? Well, there are many ways to think about material on social class in my syllabus for Philosophy and Feminism. But I can imagine teaching contexts

New Hampshire, University of

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How are campus students using social media to support their studies? An explorative interview study  

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Social media hype has created a lot of speculation among educators on how these media can be used to support learning, but there have been rather few studies so far. Our explorative interview study contributes by critically exploring how campus students ... Keywords: Higher education, Online education, Social media, Student perceptions

Stefan Hrastinski; Naghmeh M. Aghaee

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iconic gestures in face-to-face TV interviews Maria Koutsombogera1,2  

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Iconic gestures in face-to-face TV interviews Maria Koutsombogera1,2 and Harris Papageorgiou1 1,xaris}@ilsp.gr Abstract. This paper presents a study of iconic gestures as attested in a corpus of Greek face significance of the iconic gestures. We attempt to classify the iconic gestures attested according

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

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Interview: LaborWorks@NeighborWorks Provides Vermont Contractors With Help When They Need It  

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LaborWorks@NeighborWorks is a nonprofit temporary labor pool formed to assist professional contractors involved with the HEAT Squad during busy periods when they couldn抰 keep up with demand or hire full-time help. This interview provides background information about the program.

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VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE BAKER AND WILLIAMS WAREHOUSES  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

~ *-,-' .r_~, ~ *-,-' .r_~, VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE BAKER AND WILLIAMS WAREHOUSES BUILDING 513-519 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Prepared by W. C. Adams Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 Prepared for the Office of Environmental Restoration U.S. Department of Energy FINAL REPORT JUNE 1994 This report is based on work performed under contract number DE-AC05-760R00033 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Baker arId Wi,,iMI Wsrchouwl-Vcrification June 28, ,994 - ,I I_ ..I .- VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE BAKER AND W ILLIAMS WAREHOUSES BUILDING 513-519 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Prepared by: ' J .,,,~ ' . W . C. Adams, Project Leader Date: Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program

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NETL: Methane Hydrates - DOE/NETL Projects - Verification Of Capillary  

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Verification Of Capillary Pressure Functions And Relative Permeability Equations For Modeling Gas Production From Gas Hydrates Last Reviewed 12/12/2013 Verification Of Capillary Pressure Functions And Relative Permeability Equations For Modeling Gas Production From Gas Hydrates Last Reviewed 12/12/2013 DE-FE0009927 Goal The goal of this project is to verify and validate the capillary pressure functions and relative permeability equations that are frequently used in hydrate numerical simulators. In order to achieve this goal, numerical simulation using a network model will be used to suggest fitting parameters, modify existing equations or, if necessary, develop new equations for better simulation results. Performers Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202-3622 Background Numerical simulation is used to estimate and predict long-term behavior of hydrate-bearing sediments during gas production [Kurihara et al., 2008;

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Oak Ridge Associated VERIFICATION SURVEY Universities OF THE  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

ORAU 89/K-79 ORAU 89/K-79 Prepared by ERIFICATION Oak Ridge Associated VERIFICATION SURVEY Universities OF THE Drepared of SHIPPINGPORT ATOMIC POWER STATION Facility and Site Decommissioning SHIPPINGPORT, PENNSYLVANIA I Projects U.S. Department R LANDIS ot Energy M. R. LANDIS ot Energy Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division FINAL REPORT .i~ ~~ . ~NOVEMBER 1989 .Ii_- ORAU 89/K-79 VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE SHIPPINGPORT ATOMIC POWER STATION SHIPPINGPORT, PENNSYLVANIA Prepared by M. R. Landis Environmental Survey and Site Assessment Program Energy/Environment Systems Division Oak Ridge Associated Universities 3*P~~~ ~~Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 U~~~~~~~~1 ~Project Staff S. F. Barnett F. A. Payne J. D. Berger J. L. Payne G. R. Foltz E. A. Powell

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Microsoft Word - S0191800 - Gunnison Verification Monitoring Report 0906.doc  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

6 6 Office of Legacy Management DOE M/1305-2006 -L Work Performed Under DOE Contract No. for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management. DE-AC01-02GJ79491 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Office of Legacy Management Office of Legacy Management Office of Legacy Management U.S. Department of Energy S0191800 DOE-LM/1305-2006 Office of Legacy Management Verification Monitoring Report for the Gunnison, Colorado, Processing Site September 2006 Work Performed by S.M. Stoller Corporation under DOE Contract No. DE-AC01-02GJ79491 for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management, Grand Junction, Colorado U.S. Department of Energy 2006 Verification Monitoring Report-Gunnison, Colorado, Processing Site September 2006 Doc. No. S0191800

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ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification | Department of Energy  

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ENERGY STAR 禄 ENERGY STAR Test ENERGY STAR 禄 ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification ENERGY STAR Test Procedures and Verification The Department of Energy (DOE) is the lead agency in the development and revision of all test procedures for products in the ENERGY STAR庐 program, including those products that are also subject to DOE's Energy Conservation Standards program. As specifications are updated and new products or metrics are added to the ENERGY STAR program, DOE is responsible for developing and revising methods, responding to stakeholder comments, and answering any testing-related questions that arise as a result of the procedures being utilized. To simplify the process for interested parties, more information on the test procedure development for ENERGY STAR products can be found on each of

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Experimental device-independent verification of quantum steering  

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Bell nonlocality between distant quantum systems---i.e., joint correlations which violate a Bell inequality---can be verified without trusting the measurement devices used, nor those performing the measurements. This leads to unconditionally secure protocols for quantum information tasks such as cryptographic key distribution. However, complete verification of Bell nonlocality requires high detection efficiencies, and is not robust to the typical transmission losses that occur in long distance applications. In contrast, quantum steering, a weaker form of quantum correlation, can be verified for arbitrarily low detection efficiencies and high losses. The cost is that current steering-verification protocols require complete trust in one of the measurement devices and its operator, allowing only one-sided secure key distribution. We present device-independent steering protocols that remove this need for trust, even when Bell nonlocality is not present. We experimentally demonstrate this principle for singlet states and states that do not violate a Bell inequality.

Sacha Kocsis; Michael J. W. Hall; Adam J. Bennet; Dylan J. Saunders; G. J. Pryde

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A Spectral Verification of the HELIOS-2 Lattice Physics Code  

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Core modeling of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at INL is currently undergoing a significant update through the Core Modeling Update Project1. The intent of the project is to bring ATR core modeling in line with today抯 standard of computational efficiency and verification and validation practices. The HELIOS-2 lattice physics code2 is the lead code of several reactor physics codes to be dedicated to modernize ATR core analysis. This presentation is concerned with an independent verification of the HELIOS-2 spectral representation including the slowing down and thermalization algorithm and its data dependency. Here, we will describe and demonstrate a recently developed simple cross section generation algorithm based entirely on analytical multigroup parameters for both the slowing down and thermal spectrum. The new capability features fine group detail to assess the flux and multiplication factor dependencies on cross section data sets using the fundamental infinite medium as an example.

D. S. Crawford; B. D. Ganapol; D. W. Nigg

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shared Signals: Using Existing Facility Meters for Energy Savings Verification  

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energy conservation projects. (2) These guidelines provide monitoring and verification options that have different levels of accuracy and cost. They are specifically designed for energy savings performance contracts and are designed to provide... with a fair degree of accuracy. The costs of using existing meters are often not as clear. Obviously, if an existing meter is used, the costs of purchasing new metering equipment is avoided. However, using an existing meter is not free of costs...

McBride, J. R.; Bohmer, C. J.; Price, S. D.; Carlson, K.; Lopez, J.

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Assignment 5 Verification of ANSI-C with PVS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

15-820-a Assignment 5 Verification of ANSI-C with PVS Due Apr. 30, 2003 1 Find the Minimum 1. Write a function in ANSI颅C that finds the minumum number in an array. The size of the array is passed as a parameter. 2. Translate your ANSI颅C code into PVS language, as described in the class. You may assume

Clarke, Edmund M.

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Cleanup Verification Package for the 618-8 Burial Ground  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 618-8 Burial Ground, also referred to as the Solid Waste Burial Ground No. 8, 318-8, and the Early Solid Waste Burial Ground. During its period of operation, the 618-8 site is speculated to have been used to bury uranium-contaminated waste derived from fuel manufacturing, and construction debris from the remodeling of the 313 Building.

M. J. Appel

2006-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods of Verification, Accountability and Control of Special Nuclear Material  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This session demonstrates nondestructive assay (NDA) measurement, surveillance and analysis technology required to protect, control and account (MPC and A) for special nuclear materials (SNM) in sealed containers. These measurements, observations and analyses comprise state-of-the art, strengthened, SNM safeguards systems. Staff member specialists, actively involved in research, development, training and implementation worldwide, will present six NDA verification systems and two software tools for integration and analysis of facility MPC and A data.

Stewart, J.E.

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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AHAM Letter Acknowledging DOE Letter on Verification Program  

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26, 2013 26, 2013 By E-Mail Ms. Kathleen B. Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585-0121 Dear Ms. Hogan: I am writing regarding your letter dated April 26, 2013, in which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) adopted a new policy regarding DOE ENERGY STAR verification

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Enrichment Assay Methods Development for the Integrated Cylinder Verification System  

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors currently perform periodic inspections at uranium enrichment plants to verify UF6 cylinder enrichment declarations. Measurements are typically performed with handheld high-resolution sensors on a sampling of cylinders taken to be representative of the facility's entire product-cylinder inventory. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a concept to automate the verification of enrichment plant cylinders to enable 100 percent product-cylinder verification and potentially, mass-balance calculations on the facility as a whole (by also measuring feed and tails cylinders). The Integrated Cylinder Verification System (ICVS) could be located at key measurement points to positively identify each cylinder, measure its mass and enrichment, store the collected data in a secure database, and maintain continuity of knowledge on measured cylinders until IAEA inspector arrival. The three main objectives of this FY09 project are summarized here and described in more detail in the report: (1) Develop a preliminary design for a prototype NDA system, (2) Refine PNNL's MCNP models of the NDA system, and (3) Procure and test key pulse-processing components. Progress against these tasks to date, and next steps, are discussed.

Smith, Leon E.; Misner, Alex C.; Hatchell, Brian K.; Curtis, Michael M.

2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATED, HIGHLY ACCURATE VERIFICATION OF RELAP5-3D  

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Computer programs that analyze light water reactor safety solve complex systems of governing, closure and special process equations to model the underlying physics. In addition, these programs incorporate many other features and are quite large. RELAP5-3D[1] has over 300,000 lines of coding for physics, input, output, data management, user-interaction, and post-processing. For software quality assurance, the code must be verified and validated before being released to users. Verification ensures that a program is built right by checking that it meets its design specifications. Recently, there has been an increased importance on the development of automated verification processes that compare coding against its documented algorithms and equations and compares its calculations against analytical solutions and the method of manufactured solutions[2]. For the first time, the ability exists to ensure that the data transfer operations associated with timestep advancement/repeating and writing/reading a solution to a file have no unintended consequences. To ensure that the code performs as intended over its extensive list of applications, an automated and highly accurate verification method has been modified and applied to RELAP5-3D. Furthermore, mathematical analysis of the adequacy of the checks used in the comparisons is provided.

George L Mesina; David Aumiller; Francis Buschman

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safeguards Verification Measurements using Laser Ablation, Absorbance Ratio Spectrometry in Gaseous Centrifuge Enrichment Plants  

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Laser Ablation Absorbance Ratio Spectrometry (LAARS) is a new verification measurement technology under development at the US Department of Energy抯 (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). LAARS uses three lasers to ablate and then measure the relative isotopic abundance of uranium compounds. An ablation laser is tightly focused on uranium-bearing solids producing a small plume containing uranium atoms. Two collinear wavelength-tuned spectrometry lasers transit through the plume and the absorbance of U-235 and U-238 isotopes are measured to determine U-235 enrichment. The measurement has high relative precision and detection limits approaching the femtogram range for uranium. It is independent of chemical form and degree of dilution with nuisance dust and other materials. High speed sample scanning and pinpoint characterization allow measurements on millions of particles/hour to detect and analyze the enrichment of trace uranium in samples. The spectrometer is assembled using commercially available components at comparatively low cost, and features a compact and low power design. Future designs can be engineered for reliable, autonomous deployment within an industrial plant environment. Two specific applications of the spectrometer are under development: 1) automated unattended aerosol sampling and analysis and 2) on-site small sample destructive assay measurement. The two applications propose game-changing technological advances in gaseous centrifuge enrichment plant (GCEP) safeguards verification. The aerosol measurement instrument, LAARS-environmental sampling (ES), collects aerosol particles from the plant environment in a purpose-built rotating drum impactor and then uses LAARS-ES to quickly scan the surface of the impactor to measure the enrichments of the captured particles. The current approach to plant misuse detection involves swipe sampling and offsite analysis. Though this approach is very robust it generally requires several months to obtain results from a given sample collection. The destructive assay instrument, LAARS-destructive assay (DA), uses a simple purpose-built fixture with a sampling planchet to collect adsorbed UF6 gas from a cylinder valve or from a process line tap or pigtail. A portable LAARS-DA instrument scans the microgram quantity of uranium collected on the planchet and the assay of the uranium is measured to ~0.15% relative precision. Currently, destructive assay samples for bias defect measurements are collected in small sample cylinders for offsite mass spectrometry measurement.

Anheier, Norman C.; Cannon, Bret D.; Qiao, Hong (Amy) [Amy; Phillips, Jon R.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of the linac isocenter for stereotactic radiosurgery using cine-EPID imaging and arc delivery  

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Purpose:Verification of the mechanical isocenter position is required as part of comprehensive quality assurance programs for stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) treatments. Several techniques have been proposed for this purpose but each of them has certain drawbacks. In this paper, a new efficient and more comprehensive method using cine-EPID images has been introduced for automatic verification of the isocenter with sufficient accuracy for stereotactic applications. Methods: Using a circular collimator fixed to the gantry head to define the field, EPID images of a Winston-Lutz phantom were acquired in cine-imaging mode during 360 deg. gantry rotations. A robust matlab code was developed to analyze the data by finding the center of the field and the center of the ball bearing shadow in each image with sub-pixel accuracy. The distance between these two centers was determined for every image. The method was evaluated by comparison to results of a mechanical pointer and also by detection of a manual shift applied to the phantom position. The repeatability and reproducibility of the method were tested and it was also applied to detect couch and collimator wobble during rotation. Results:The accuracy of the algorithm was 0.03 {+-} 0.02 mm. The repeatability was less than 3 {mu}m and the reproducibility was less than 86 {mu}m. The time elapsed for the analysis of more than 100 cine images of Varian aS1000 and aS500 EPIDs were {approx}65 and 20 s, respectively. Processing of images taken in integrated mode took 0.1 s. The output of the analysis software is printable and shows the isocenter shifts as a function of angle in both in-plane and cross-plane directions. It gives warning messages where the shifts exceed the criteria for SRS/SRT and provides useful data for the necessary adjustments in the system including bearing system and/or room lasers. Conclusions: The comprehensive method introduced in this study uses cine-images, is highly accurate, fast, and independent of the observer. It tests all gantry angles and is suitable for pretreatment QA of the isocenter for stereotactic treatments.

Rowshanfarzad, Pejman; Sabet, Mahsheed; O' Connor, Daryl J.; Greer, Peter B. [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2308 (Australia); Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales 2310, Australia and School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2308 (Australia)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the radiological and beryllium verification survey at the Peek Street Site, Schenectady, New York (SY001V)  

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At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent verification radiological and non-radioactive beryllium survey at the Peek Street site, located at 425 Peek Street, Schenectady, New York. The purpose of the survey, conducted during 1993 and continuing through January 1994, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any beryllium concentrations or radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at one meter indoors and outdoors, alpha and beta scans inside the structure, and the collection of soil, dust and debris samples and smears for radionuclide and beryllium analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological and beryllium measurements on the property were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on all data collected, the industrial property at 425 Peek Street and the adjacent state-owned bike path in Schenectady, New York, conforms to all applicable radiological and non-radioactive beryllium guidelines established for this site by DOE and approved by the State of New York.

Foley, R.D.; Johnson, C.A.; Carrier, R.F.; Allred, J.F.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite-State Verification for High Performance Computing George S. Avrunin  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Finite-State Verification for High Performance Computing George S. Avrunin Department (top500.org) reveals that high performance computing has become practically synonymous with parallel

Avrunin, George S.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arms control verification Sample Search...  

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Reliability Summary: and verification is of high interest to the robotics research. The robot control system controls the motion... , leading to a faulty behavior of the arm. In...

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Framework for verification of positional tolerances with a 3D non-contact measurement method  

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If we focus on the industrial practice context, position tolerance is the most frequently used geometric tolerancing characteristic. The verification of this and other manufacturing geometric dimensioning ... in ...

Rikardo Minguez; Agustin Arias

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Selection of Verification Methods for Measurement Instruments Under Restricted Resource Conditions  

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We consider criteria for selecting deterministic and stochastic decision methods for labor-intensive problems of verification (testing) of measurement instruments. The decision process is modeled using...

S. N. Filimonov

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVISED INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY OF A AND B RADIOACTIVE WASTE TRANSFER LINES TRENCH BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY  

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REVISED INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE A AND B RADIOACTIVE WASTE TRANSFER LINES TRENCH, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY 5062-SR-01-1

P.C. Weaver

2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Shallow Injection Well Verification and Status Report  

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A detailed verification of the shallow injection well inventory for Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC and Argonne National Laboratory-West-operated facilities was performed in 2003. Fourteen wells, or 20%, were randomly selected for the verification. This report provides updated information on the 14 shallow injection wells that were randomly selected for the 2003 verification. Where applicable, additional information is provided for shallow injection wells that were not selected for the 2003 verification. This updated information was incorporated into the 2003 Shallow Injection Wells Inventory, Sixty-eight wells were removed from the 2003 Shallow Injection Well Inventory.

Lewis, M.G.

2003-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Shallow Injection Well Verification and Status Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A detailed verification of the shallow injection well inventory for Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC and Argonne National Laboratory-West-operated facilities was performed in 2003. Fourteen wells, or 20%, were randomly selected for the verification. This report provides updated information on the 14 shallow injection wells that were randomly selected for the 2003 verification. Where applicable, additional information is provided for shallow injection wells that were not selected for the 2003 verification. This updated information was incorporated into the 2003 Shallow Injection Wells Inventory. Sixty-eight wells were removed from the 2003 Shallow Injection Well Inventory.

Mike Lewis

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the SASSI2010 Subtraction Method Using Full Scale Independent Verification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Validation of the SASSI2010 Subtraction Method Using Full Scale Independent Verification Lisa Anderson Farhang Ostadan Bechtel National, Inc. USDOE NPH Workshop October 2014

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Verification of Active and Passive Ground-Water Contamination Remediation Efforts  

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The verification of ground-water contamination remediation efforts requires thorough documentation of subsurface conditions ... comprehensive approach to the design and operation of remediation efforts with an em...

M. J. Barcelona

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alliance program verification Sample Search...  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: alliance program verification Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 HOW TIGHT AN EMBRACE? CHOOSING THE...

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The following experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are available for interviews at SC10. To ar-range an interview, please contact Leo Williams at 865.241.2850.  

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The following experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are available for interviews at SC10 Oak Ridge National Laboratory may be available for interviews at SC10. Robert Harrison, computational information, contact: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory Phone: 865

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE configuration management is to assess the activities that results in the process of identifying and defining the baselines associated with the SAPHIRE software product; controlling the changes to baselines and release of baselines throughout the life cycle; recording and reporting the status of baselines and the proposed and actual changes to the baselines; and verifying the correctness and completeness of baselines.. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE configuration management is to assess the activities that results in the process of identifying and defining the baselines associated with the SAPHIRE software product; controlling the changes to baselines and release of baselines throughout the life cycle; recording and reporting the status of baselines and the proposed and actual changes to the baselines; and verifying the correctness and completeness of baselines.. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Acceptance Test Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

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The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE 8 Software Acceptance Test Plan is to assess the approach to be taken for intended testing activities. The plan typically identifies the items to be tested, the requirements being tested, the testing to be performed, test schedules, personnel requirements, reporting requirements, evaluation criteria, and any risks requiring contingency planning. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PNP General Purpose Amplifier This device is designed for general purpose amplifier and switching  

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purpose amplifier and switching applications at collector currents of 10 碌A to 100 mA. Absolute Maximum - Continuous 200 mA TJ, Tstg Operating and Storage Junction Temperature Range -55 to +150 掳C 2001 Fairchild-Emitter Breakdown Voltage* IC = 1.0 mA, IB = 0 40 V V(BR)CBO Collector-Base Breakdown Voltage IC = 10 碌A, IE = 0 40

Ravikumar, B.

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NPN General Purpose Amplifier This device is designed as a general purpose amplifier and switch.  

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as a general purpose amplifier and switch. The useful dynamic range extends to 100 mA as a switch and to 100-Base Voltage 6.0 V IC Collector Current - Continuous 200 mA TJ, Tstg Operating and Storage Junction Temperature Parameter Test Conditions Min Max Units V(BR)CEO Collector-Emitter Breakdown Voltage IC = 1.0 mA, IB = 0 40

Ravikumar, B.

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Experimental Verification of Solidification Stress Theory  

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A research program is being conducted to develop a crack-free ceramic waste form (CWF) to be used for long term encasement of fission products and actinides resulting from processing spent nuclear fuel. Cracking usually occurs in the cooldown phase of the glass or ceramic formations. A crack-free formation should have more resistance to leaching than one with many cracks. In the research leading up to producing a CWF, a model was developed that proposes a permanent stress develops when the melt solidifies and that this stress can cause failure as the CWF nears room temperature. This paper reports on how the formation, CWF2, confirms the existence of this stress. The solidification stress is in addition to and of opposite sign of the thermal stress. Its derivation is reported on in Ref. 1. Cracking of the CWF would occur at low temperatures if solidification stress exists but at high temperatures if it doesn抰. If solidification stress occurs, then the cooldown rate during solidification should be reduced. If not, it should be reduced when the thermal stresses are highest. Recording cracking sounds confirm the existence of this solidification stress since cracking occurred during the low temperature phase of the cooldown. As a side purpose of this paper, a cooldown rate is proposed that should eliminate cracking in the next experiment, CWF3. CWF2 is a prototype vertical ceramic waste cylinder formed over a period of 10 days by heating a mixture of 75% zeolite, 25% glass frit in an argon atmosphere furnace through melting to 925 C and then cooling through solidification to room temperature. It is approximately 1 m high, 0.5 m in diameter, weighs about 400 kg, and is formed in a stainless steel can 0.5 cm thick. This cylinder developed many cracks on cooldown. At least 15 loud cracks were recorded over a period of 4 days at the end of cooldown when the temperatures were below 400 C. The CWF2 surface and centerline temperatures at mid height were measured which allowed the stress to be calculated. The timing of the cracks was compared to the time the calculated total stress exceeded the tensile stress limit and verified that the cause of the cracking was solidification stress and not thermal stress. Since the CWF is encased in a can in a furnace, the cracks cannot be easily observed but can be detected with sound measurements. Similarly, the stress cannot be measured but only estimated with analysis. Destructive examination of the CWF after cooldown was used to determine the pattern of the cracking which appeared to be initiated mainly in the inner region which is evidence the cracking is due to solidification stress.

C.W. Solbrig; M.C. Morrison; M.F. SImpson; K.J. Bateman

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Audio Interview: Pay for Performance Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine  

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...third in a series on improving the quality of health care, explores the pay-for-performance concept and its usefulness in the Medicare system. In this audio interview, Rachel Gotbaum discusses the approach and the report with two members of the IOM committee Elliott Fisher, professor of medicine at Dartmouth... Dr. Elliott Fisher and Karen Davis discuss the pay-for-performance concept and its usefulness in the Medicare system

Fisher E.; Davis K.

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Encouraging and sustaining integration of child mental health into primary care: interviews with primary care providers participating in Project TEACH (CAPES and CAP PC) in NY  

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AbstractObjective Project Training and Education for the Advancement of Children's Health (TEACH) provides training, consultation and referral support to build child and adolescent mental health (MH) expertise among primary care providers (PCPs). This study describes how TEACH engages PCP, how program components lead to changes in practice and how contextual factors influence sustainability. Method Thirty \\{PCPs\\} randomly selected from 139 trained \\{PCPs\\} and 10 \\{PCPs\\} from 143 registered with TEACH but not yet trained completed semistructured interviews. PCP selection utilized purposeful sampling for region, rurality and specialty. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using grounded theory. Results PCP participation was facilitated by perceived patient needs, lack of financial and logistic barriers and continuity of PCP杙rogram relationships from training to ongoing consultation. Trained \\{PCPs\\} reported more confidence interacting with families about MH, assessing severity, prescribing medication and developing treatment plans. They were encouraged by satisfying interactions with MH specialists and positive feedback from families. Barriers included difficulties implementing screening, time constraints, competing demands, guarded expectations for patient outcomes and negative impressions of the MH system overall. Conclusions Programs like TEACH can increase PCP confidence in MH care and promote increased MH treatment in primary care and through collaboration with specialists. Sustainability may depend on the PCP practice context and implementation support.

Anne M. Gadomski; Lawrence S. Wissow; Lawrence Palinkas; Kimberly E. Hoagwood; Jeffrey M. Daly; David L. Kaye

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A direct method for air kerma杔ength product measurement in CT for verification of dose display calibrations  

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......kerma-length product measurement in CT for verification of dose display calibrations...kerma-length product measurement in CT for verification of dose display calibrations...practice, this means doing measurements in the standard phantoms......

Katja Merimaa; Hannu J鋜vinen; Mika Kortesniemi; Juhani Karppinen

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Logic Based Approaches to Workflow Modeling and Verification 1 Saikat Mukherjee, Hasan Davulcu, Michael Kifer, Pinar Senkul,  

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Contents Logic Based Approaches to Workflow Modeling and Verification 1 Saikat Mukherjee, Hasan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 #12;#12;Logic-Based Approaches to Workflow Modeling and Verification Saikat Mukherjee,1 Hasan

Yang, Guizhen

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CaveMan Enterprise version 1.0 Software Validation and Verification.  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve stores crude oil in caverns solution-mined in salt domes along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas. The CaveMan software program has been used since the late 1990s as one tool to analyze pressure mea- surements monitored at each cavern. The purpose of this monitoring is to catch potential cavern integrity issues as soon as possible. The CaveMan software was written in Microsoft Visual Basic, and embedded in a Microsoft Excel workbook; this method of running the CaveMan software is no longer sustainable. As such, a new version called CaveMan Enter- prise has been developed. CaveMan Enterprise version 1.0 does not have any changes to the CaveMan numerical models. CaveMan Enterprise represents, instead, a change from desktop-managed work- books to an enterprise framework, moving data management into coordinated databases and porting the numerical modeling codes into the Python programming language. This document provides a report of the code validation and verification testing.

Hart, David

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Clinical Experience Performing Patient Treatment Verification With an Electronic Portal Imaging Device Transit Dosimeter  

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Purpose: To prospectively evaluate a 2-dimensional transit dosimetry algorithm's performance on a patient population and to analyze the issues that would arise in a widespread clinical adoption of transit electronic portal imaging device (EPID) dosimetry. Methods and Materials: Eleven patients were enrolled on the protocol; 9 completed and were analyzed. Pretreatment intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) patient-specific quality assurance was performed using a stringent local 3%, 3-mm ? criterion to verify that the planned fluence had been appropriately transferred to and delivered by the linear accelerator. Transit dosimetric EPID images were then acquired during treatment and compared offline with predicted transit images using a global 5%, 3-mm ? criterion. Results: There were 288 transit images analyzed. The overall ? pass rate was 89.1% 9.8% (average 1 SD). For the subset of images for which the linear accelerator couch did not interfere with the measurement, the ? pass rate was 95.7% 2.4%. A case study is presented in which the transit dosimetry algorithm was able to identify that a lung patient's bilateral pleural effusion had resolved in the time between the planning CT scan and the treatment. Conclusions: The EPID transit dosimetry algorithm under consideration, previously described and verified in a phantom study, is feasible for use in treatment delivery verification for real patients. Two-dimensional EPID transit dosimetry can play an important role in indicating when a treatment delivery is inconsistent with the original plan.

Berry, Sean L., E-mail: BerryS@MSKCC.org [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Polvorosa, Cynthia; Cheng, Simon; Deutsch, Israel; Chao, K. S. Clifford; Wuu, Cheng-Shie [Department of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University, New York, New York (United States)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A proposed methodology for computational fluid dynamics code verification, calibration, and validation  

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Verification, calibration, and validation (VCV) of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes is an essential element of the code development process. The exact manner in which code VCV activities are planned and conducted, however, is critically important. It is suggested that the way in which code validation, in particular, is often conducted--by comparison to published experimental data obtained for other purposes--is in general difficult and unsatisfactory, and that a different approach is required. This paper describes a proposed methodology for CFD code VCV that meets the technical requirements and is philosophically consistent with code development needs. The proposed methodology stresses teamwork and cooperation between code developers and experimentalists throughout the VCV process, and takes advantage of certain synergisms between CFD and experiment. A novel approach to uncertainty analysis is described which can both distinguish between and quantify various types of experimental error, and whose attributes are used to help define an appropriate experimental design for code VCV experiments. The methodology is demonstrated with an example of laminar, hypersonic, near perfect gas, 3-dimensional flow over a sliced sphere/cone of varying geometrical complexity.

Aeschliman, D.P.; Oberkampf, W.L.; Blottner, F.G.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

"What's New with Independent Verification at Department of Energy Sites"  

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"What's New with Independent Verification at Department of Energy Sites" Sarah Roberts*, Oak Ridge Associated Universities ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Tim Vitkus, Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Alexander Williams, U.S. Department of Energy Abstract: Recent rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has formalized the requirements for independent verification (IV) of both real and personal property at DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites. DOE Order 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment, provides a more detailed framework for radiological clearance and IV than its predecessor DOE Order 5400.5, and emphasizes application of the 揼raded approach for property clearance. The Order also incorporates recommendations for property release methodologies including the well-known Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) and the more recently issued guidance document for the release of materials and equipment (the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessments of Materials and Equipment Manual or MARSAME). The new Order has resulted in many discussions related to the application of requirements at both the headquarters and field site levels. This is not completely unexpected given that one of the major objectives of the document, to allow for a graded approach, allows for flexibility in application. There are trends in lessons learned that should be considered when evaluating the applicability of IV requirements in the Order. Some of those lessons learned include the reduction of overall project risk by early engagement of IV personnel (prior to commencement of the final status surveys), consideration of verification requirements prior to backfilling excavated (remediated) areas, and interpretation of the gray area for what constitutes a 揼raded approach.

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Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-1 Burial Ground  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 118-F-1 Burial Ground on the Hanford Site. This burial ground is a combination of two locations formerly called Minor Construction Burial Ground No. 2 and Solid Waste Burial Ground No. 2. This waste site received radioactive equipment and other miscellaneous waste from 105-F Reactor operations, including dummy elements and irradiated process tubing; gun barrel tips, steel sleeves, and metal chips removed from the reactor; filter boxes containing reactor graphite chips; and miscellaneous construction solid waste.

E. J. Farris and H. M. Sulloway

2008-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

398

Verification for commitment-based web service protocols  

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We propose a model for a class of web services which are powered by relational databases and annotated by social commitment. Our model can be viewed as an extension of WSDL specification where schemas of service operations specify not only input-output signatures but also data constraints, control-flow constraints, state/output/effect rules. The data-aware temporal properties about interactions between services and users are specified in Linear Temporal First-Order Logic with Social Commitment (LTL-FOSC). We have proved it is possible to use existing tools (e.g. WAVE) originally designed for verification of web applications to verify such properties.

Zhi Fang; Lejian Liao; Ruoyu Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cleanup Verification Package for the 116-K-2 Effluent Trench  

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This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 116-K-2 effluent trench, also referred to as the 116-K-2 mile-long trench and the 116-K-2 site. During its period of operation, the 116-K-2 site was used to dispose of cooling water effluent from the 105-KE and 105-KW Reactors by percolation into the soil. This site also received mixed liquid wastes from the 105-KW and 105-KE fuel storage basins, reactor floor drains, and miscellaneous decontamination activities.

J. M. Capron

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

400

US costs of verification and compliance under pending arms treaties  

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The study examines the costs to the United States of compliance and verification associated with four new arms control treaties and one arms agreement. All five of these major accords are in advanced stages of negotiation or ratification. The five accords are: a Strategic Arms Reductions Talks (START) treaty; a Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty; a Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT); a Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty (PNET); and a Chemical Weapons Agreement (CWA). The cost estimates in the study are based on information about the status of the accords as of the summer of 1990.

O'Hanlon, M.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects  

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Introduction to M&V Introduction to M&V Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects June 2007 Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program by Nexant, Inc., and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This document is posted on FEMP's web site at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_mvresources.html. Introduction to M&V Contents WHY MEASURE AND VERIFY? .................................................................................... 1 OVERVIEW OF M&V ...................................................................................................... 1

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An improved strategy to detect CO2 leakage for verification of geologic carbon sequestration  

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An improved strategy to detect CO2 leakage for verification of geologic carbon sequestration J. L the success of geologic carbon sequestration projects. To detect subtle CO2 leakage signals, we present), An improved strategy to detect CO2 leakage for verification of geologic carbon sequestration, Geophys. Res

Hilley, George

403

A Static Pattern-Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification  

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A Static Pattern-Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Dionysios Design verification must include the power grid. Checking that the voltage on the power grid does) the obviously large size of the power grids for modern high-performance chips, and ii) the difficulty of setting

Najm, Farid N.

404

A geometric approach for early power grid verification using current constraints  

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A geometric approach for early power grid verification using current constraints Imad A. Ferzli Automation Eindhoven, The Netherlands lars@magma-da.com ABSTRACT The verification of power grids in modern programs as there are power grid nodes, to an- other involving a user-limited number of solutions of one

Najm, Farid N.

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Handling Inductance in Early Power Grid Verification Nahi H. Abdul Ghani  

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Handling Inductance in Early Power Grid Verification Nahi H. Abdul Ghani Department of ECE design verification, one should check if the voltage drop on the power grid exceeds some critical thresh, the currents drawn by the logic beneath the power grid are described by means of current constraints

Najm, Farid N.

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A Static PatternIndependent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification #  

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A Static Pattern颅Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification # Dionysios Design verification must include the power grid. Checking that the voltage on the power grid does) the obviously large size of the power grids for modern high颅performance chips, and ii) the di#culty of setting

Najm, Farid N.

407

HARVARD UNIVERSITY VENDOR JUSTIFICATION/PRICE VERIFICATION FORM TUB AND ORG NAME: ___________________________ACCT.CODE:________________________________________________________DATE:_______  

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY VENDOR JUSTIFICATION/PRICE VERIFICATION FORM TUB AND ORG NAME (please check one) The Federal Government requires vendor selection justification and price verification, blanket orders) complete Section B and Section C. GGRRAANNTTSS $2,500-$9,999 OMB A-110 requires price

Heller, Eric

408

Discovery and Verification of Neighbor Positions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks  

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1 Discovery and Verification of Neighbor Positions in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Marco Fiore, Member Papadimitratos, Member, IEEE Abstract--A growing number of ad hoc networking protocols and location verification, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks. I. INTRODUCTION Location awareness has become

Paris-Sud XI, Universit茅 de

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Formal Verification of CHP Specifications with CADP, Illustration on an Asynchronous Network-on-Chip  

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Formal Verification of CHP Specifications with CADP, Illustration on an Asynchronous Network of the Presentation 路 Introduction 路 Translation from CHP to LOTOS 路 CADP toolbox overview 路 Verification of ANOC Context & Objective process calculus CHP Petri nets process calculus LOTOS (CEA/Leti) translation

Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Universit茅

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VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS  

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1 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS by Jeffrey J (Civil Engineering) at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON 2009 #12;2 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN that can be positioned quickly. Initial testing on three dimensional fiber reinforced polymer grids has led

Bank, Lawrence C.

411

Testing and Verification of Digital Circuits ECE/CS 5745/6745  

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1 Testing and Verification of Digital Circuits ECE/CS 5745/6745 Syllabus Instructor: Priyank Kalla@ece.utah.edu 1. Introduction Introduction to VLSI Testing and Design Verification Sets, Relations and Testing Types Logical Modeling of Physical Faults Fault Detection using Boolean Difference

Kalla, Priyank

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Title: Modeling, Validation and Verification of Concurrent Behavior in the Panama Canal  

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ABSTRACT Title: Modeling, Validation and Verification of Concurrent Behavior in the Panama Canal architectural model of a canal system, as measured by transportation criteria. Specifically, the Panama Canal the scenario-based specifications, system behavioral model, animated verification and validation of the Panama

Austin, Mark

413

Verification of logic controllers for continuous plants using timed condition/event-system models  

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An approach to the formal verification of logic controllers for processes with switched continuous dynamics is presented. The method builds on modular, timed discrete event models of the plant and the controller. Subsystems with continuous dynamics are ... Keywords: Condition/event systems, Discretization of continuous systems, Distributed control systems, Formal verification, Hybrid systems, Programmable logic controllers, Timed automata

S. Kowalewski; S. Engell; J. Preu?ig; O. Stursberg

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Biometric classifier update using online learning: A case study in near infrared face verification  

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Biometric classifier update using online learning: A case study in near infrared face verification 2010 Accepted 26 January 2010 Keywords: Biometrics Online learning Support vector machine Near infrared of the proposed online learning strategy is validated in a near infrared face verification application involving

Ross, Arun Abraham

415

Economics of dual purpose production alternatives in the Mexican tropics  

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Technological, marketing, and financial alternatives to the dual purpose production system in Central Veracruz, Mexico were analyzed to assess their economic viability. A large dual purpose production operation was characterized in a baseline...

Ochoa-Ochoa, Rene Federico

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-26-HERS Refrigerant Charge Verification -Alternate Measurement Procedure (Page 1 of 2)  

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-26-HERS Refrigerant Charge Verification - Alternate Measurement are specified in Reference Residential Appendix RA3.2. If refrigerant charge verification is required-MECH-26-HERS Refrigerant Charge Verification - Alternate Measurement Procedure (Page 2 of 2) Site Address

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS Verification of High EER Equipment (Page 1 of 1)  

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INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE CF-6R-MECH-23-HERS Verification of High EER Equipment (Page 1 of 1) Site Verification of High EER Equipment Procedures for verification of High EER Equipment are described in Reference or Identification/Tag 2 System Location or Area Served 3 Certified EER Rating of the installed equipment (Btu

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FINAL REPORT 朓NDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY SUMMARY AND RESULTS FOR THE ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY BUILDING 330 PROJECT FOOTPRINT, ARGONNE, ILLINOIS  

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ORISE conducted onsite verification activities of the Building 330 project footprint during the period of June 6 through June 7, 2011. The verification activities included technical reviews of project documents, visual inspections, radiation surface scans, and sampling and analysis. The draft verification report was issued in July 2011 with findings and recommendations. The contractor performed additional evaluations and remediation.

ERIKA N. BAILEY

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

419

Verification of Model Transformations: A Survey of the State-of-the-Art  

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Within the Model-Driven Engineering paradigm, software development is based on the definition of models providing different views of the system to be constructed and model transformations supporting a (semi)automatic development process. The verification of models and model transformations is crucial in order to improve the quality and the reliability of the products developed using this paradigm. In this context, the verification of a model transformation has three main components: the transformation itself, the properties of interest addressed, and the verification techniques used to establish the properties. In this paper we present an exhaustive review of the literature on the verification of model transformations analyzing these three components. We also take a problem-based approach exemplifying those aspects of interest that could be verified on a model transformation and show how this can be done. Finally, we conclude the need of an integrated environment for addressing the heterogeneous verification of model transformations.

Daniel Calegari; Nora Szasz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REPORT OF THE WORKSHOP ON NUCLEAR FACILITY DESIGN INFORMATION EXAMINATION AND VERIFICATION FOR SAFEGUARDS  

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Executive Summary The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) implements nuclear safeguards and verifies countries are compliant with their international nuclear safeguards agreements. One of the key provisions in the safeguards agreement is the requirement that the country provide nuclear facility design and operating information to the IAEA relevant to safeguarding the facility, and at a very early stage. , This provides the opportunity for the IAEA to verify the safeguards-relevant features of the facility and to periodically ensure that those features have not changed. The national authorities (State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material - SSAC) provide the design information for all facilities within a country to the IAEA. The design information is conveyed using the IAEA抯 Design Information Questionnaire (DIQ) and specifies: (1) Identification of the facility抯 general character, purpose, capacity, and location; (2) Description of the facility抯 layout and nuclear material form, location, and flow; (3) Description of the features relating to nuclear material accounting, containment, and surveillance; and (4) Description of existing and proposed procedures for nuclear material accounting and control, with identification of nuclear material balance areas. The DIQ is updated as required by written addendum. IAEA safeguards inspectors examine and verify this information in design information examination (DIE) and design information verification (DIV) activities to confirm that the facility has been constructed or is being operated as declared by the facility operator and national authorities, and to develop a suitable safeguards approach. Under the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI), the National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA) Office of Non-Proliferation and International Security identified the need for more effective and efficient verification of design information by the IAEA for improving international safeguards in the future. Consequently, the NNSA Office of International Regimes and Agreements (NA-243) sponsored a team of U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory nuclear safeguards experts and technologists to conduct a workshop on methods and technologies for improving this activity, under the ASA-100 Advanced Safeguards Approaches Project. The workshop focused on reviewing and discussing the fundamental safeguards needs, and presented technology and/or methods that could potentially address those needs more effectively and efficiently. Conclusions and Recommendations for technology to enhance the performance of DIV inspections are presented by the workshop team.

Richard Metcalf; Robert Bean

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Verification of Tritium Analyses Code for a Very High Temperature Reactor  

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A tritium permeation analyses code (TPAC) has been developed by Idaho National Laboratory for the purpose of analyzing tritium distributions in the VHTR systems including integrated hydrogen production systems. A MATLAB SIMULINK software package was used for development of the code. The TPAC is based on the mass balance equations of tritium-containing species and a various form of hydrogen (i.e., HT, H2, HTO, HTSO4, and TI) coupled with a variety of tritium source, sink, and permeation models. In the TPAC, ternary fission and neutron reactions with 6Li, 7Li 10B, 3He were taken into considerations as tritium sources. Purification and leakage models were implemented as main tritium sinks. Permeation of HT and H2 through pipes, vessels, and heat exchangers were importantly considered as main tritium transport paths. In addition, electroyzer and isotope exchange models were developed for analyzing hydrogen production systems including both high-temperature electrolysis and sulfur-iodine process. The TPAC has unlimited flexibility for the system configurations, and provides easy drag-and-drops for making models by adopting a graphical user interface. Verification of the code has been performed by comparisons with the analytical solutions and the experimental data based on the Peach Bottom reactor design. The preliminary results calculated with a former tritium analyses code, THYTAN which was developed in Japan and adopted by Japan Atomic Energy Agency were also compared with the TPAC solutions. This report contains descriptions of the basic tritium pathways, theory, simple user guide, verifications, sensitivity studies, sample cases, and code tutorials. Tritium behaviors in a very high temperature reactor/high temperature steam electrolysis system have been analyzed by the TPAC based on the reference indirect parallel configuration proposed by Oh et al. (2007). This analysis showed that only 0.4% of tritium released from the core is transferred to the product hydrogen. The amount of tritium in the product hydrogen was estimated to be approximately an order less than the gaseous effluent limit for tritium.

Chang H. Oh; Eung S. Kim

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Consensus Standard for Verification and Validation of Nuclear System Thermal-Fluids Software  

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With the resurgence of nuclear power and increased interest in advanced nuclear reactors as an option to supply abundant energy without the associated greenhouse gas emissions of the more conventional fossil fuel energy sources, there is a need to establish internationally recognized standards for the verification and validation (V&V) of software used to calculate the thermal-hydraulic behavior of advanced reactor designs for both normal operation and hypothetical accident conditions. To address this need, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Standards and Certification has established the V&V 30 Committee, under the jurisdiction of the V&V Standards Committee, to develop a consensus standard for verification and validation of software used for design and analysis of advanced reactor systems. The initial focus of this committee will be on the V&V of system analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for nuclear applications. To limit the scope of the effort, the committee will further limit its focus to software to be used in the licensing of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors. In this framework, the Standard should conform to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other regulatory practices, procedures and methods for licensing of nuclear power plants as embodied in the United States (U.S.) Code of Federal Regulations and other pertinent documents such as Regulatory Guide 1.203, 'Transient and Accident Analysis Methods' and NUREG-0800, 'NRC Standard Review Plan'. In addition, the Standard should be consistent with applicable sections of ASME NQA-1-2008 'Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (QA)'. This paper describes the general requirements for the proposed V&V 30 Standard, which includes; (a) applicable NRC and other regulatory requirements for defining the operational and accident domain of a nuclear system that must be considered if the system is to be licensed, (b) the corresponding calculation domain of the software that should encompass the nuclear operational and accident domain to be used to study the system behavior for licensing purposes, (c) the definition of the scaled experimental data set required to provide the basis for validating the software, (d) the ensemble of experimental data sets required to populate the validation matrix for the software in question, and (e) the practices and procedures to be used when applying a validation standard. Although this initial effort will focus on software for licensing of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors, it is anticipated that the practices and procedures developed for this Standard can eventually be extended to other nuclear and non-nuclear applications.

Edwin A. Harvego; Richard R. Schultz; Ryan L. Crane

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence for Material Verification in Dismantlement  

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Nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) is a well-established physical process that provides an isotope-specific signature that can be exploited for isotopic detection and characterization of samples. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been investigating possible applications of NRF for national security. Of the investigated applications, the verification of material in the dismantlement process is the most promising. Through a combination of benchmarking measurements and radiation transport modeling, we have shown that NRF techniques with existing bremsstrahlung photon sources and a modest detection system can be used to detect highly enriched uranium in the quantities and time limits relevant to the dismantlement process. Issues such as orientation, placement and material geometry do not significantly impact the sensitivity of the technique. We have also investigated how shielding of the uranium would be observed through non-NRF processes to enable the accurate assay of the material. This paper will discuss our findings on how NRF and photon-interrogation techniques may be applied to the material verification in the dismantlement process.

Warren, Glen A.; Detwiler, Rebecca S.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audio Interview: Expanding Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem-Cell Research  

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...President George W. Bush to sign the bill into law, in order to facilitate the advancement of the promising field of embryonic stem-cell research. In this audio interview conducted by Rachel Gotbaum, Senator Hatch discusses his support, the opposition by President Bush and other Republicans, and the future of... Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) discusses his support for expanding federal funding of stem-cell research, the opposition by President Bush and other Republicans, and the future of U.S. research in this field.

Hatch O.G.

2007-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a consensus standard for verification and validation of nuclear system thermal-fluids software  

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With the resurgence of nuclear power and increased interest in advanced nuclear reactors as an option to supply abundant energy without the associated greenhouse gas emissions of the more conventional fossil fuel energy sources, there is a need to establish internationally recognized standards for the verification and validation (V&V) of software used to calculate the thermal杊ydraulic behavior of advanced reactor designs for both normal operation and hypothetical accident conditions. To address this need, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Standards and Certification has established the V&V 30 Committee, under the jurisdiction of the V&V Standards Committee, to develop a consensus standard for verification and validation of software used for design and analysis of advanced reactor systems. The initial focus of this committee will be on the V&V of system analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for nuclear applications. To limit the scope of the effort, the committee will further limit its focus to software to be used in the licensing of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors. Although software verification will be an important and necessary part of the standard, much of the initial effort of the committee will be focused on the validation of existing software and new models that could be used in the licensing process. In this framework, the Standard should conform to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other regulatory practices, procedures and methods for licensing of nuclear power plants as embodied in the United States (U.S.) Code of Federal Regulations and other pertinent documents such as Regulatory Guide 1.203, 揟ransient and Accident Analysis Methods and NUREG-0800, 揘RC Standard Review Plan. In addition, the Standard should be consistent with applicable sections of ASME NQA-1-2008 換uality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (QA). This paper describes the general requirements for the proposed V&V 30 Standard, which includes: (a) applicable NRC and other regulatory requirements for defining the operational and accident domain of a nuclear system that must be considered if the system is to be licensed, (b) the corresponding calculation domain of the software that should encompass the nuclear operational and accident domain to be used to study the system behavior for licensing purposes, (c) the definition of the scaled experimental data set required to provide the basis for validating the software, (d) the ensemble of experimental data sets required to populate the validation matrix for the software in question, and (e) the practices and procedures to be used when applying a validation standard. Although this initial effort will focus on software for licensing of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors, it is anticipated that the practices and procedures developed for this Standard can eventually be extended to other nuclear and non-nuclear applications.

Edwin A. Harvego; Richard R. Schultz; Ryan L. Crane

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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Public and private funding for end-use energy efficiency actions is expected to increase significantly in the United States over the next decade. For example, Barbose et al (2009) estimate that spending on ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the U.S. could increase from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7.5 and 12.4 billion by 2020 under their medium and high scenarios. This increase in spending could yield annual electric energy savings ranging from 0.58% - 0.93% of total U.S. retail sales in 2020, up from 0.34% of retail sales in 2008. Interest in and support for energy efficiency has broadened among national and state policymakers. Prominent examples include {approx}$18 billion in new funding for energy efficiency programs (e.g., State Energy Program, Weatherization, and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants) in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Increased funding for energy efficiency should result in more benefits as well as more scrutiny of these results. As energy efficiency becomes a more prominent component of the U.S. national energy strategy and policies, assessing the effectiveness and energy saving impacts of energy efficiency programs is likely to become increasingly important for policymakers and private and public funders of efficiency actions. Thus, it is critical that evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) is carried out effectively and efficiently, which implies that: (1) Effective program evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) methodologies and tools are available to key stakeholders (e.g., regulatory agencies, program administrators, consumers, and evaluation consultants); and (2) Capacity (people and infrastructure resources) is available to conduct EM&V activities and report results in ways that support program improvement and provide data that reliably compares achieved results against goals and similar programs in other jurisdictions (benchmarking). The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (2007) presented commonly used definitions for EM&V in the context of energy efficiency programs: (1) Evaluation (E) - The performance of studies and activities aimed at determining the effects and effectiveness of EE programs; (2) Measurement and Verification (M&V) - Data collection, monitoring, and analysis associated with the calculation of gross energy and demand savings from individual measures, sites or projects. M&V can be a subset of program evaluation; and (3) Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) - This term is frequently seen in evaluation literature. EM&V is a catchall acronym for determining both the effectiveness of program designs and estimates of load impacts at the portfolio, program and project level. This report is a scoping study that assesses current practices and methods in the evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, with a focus on methods and practices currently used for determining whether projected (ex-ante) energy and demand savings have been achieved (ex-post). M&V practices for privately-funded energy efficiency projects (e.g., ESCO projects) or programs where the primary focus is greenhouse gas reductions were not part of the scope of this study. We identify and discuss key purposes and uses of current evaluations of end-use energy efficiency programs, methods used to evaluate these programs, processes used to determine those methods; and key issues that need to be addressed now and in the future, based on discussions with regulatory agencies, policymakers, program administrators, and evaluation practitioners in 14 states and national experts in the evaluation field. We also explore how EM&V may evolve in a future in which efficiency funding increases significantly, innovative mechanisms for rewarding program performance are adopted, the role of efficiency in greenhouse gas mitigation is more closely linked, and programs are increasingly funded from multiple sources often with multiple program administrators and in

Messenger, Mike; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Golemboski, Bill; Goldman, Charles A.; Schiller, Steven R.

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Health perceptions and symptom burden in primary care: measuring health using audio computer-assisted self-interviews  

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To assess the relationships among somatic symptoms and health perception measures in data collected from the implementation of audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) technology in a primary care clinic...

Keiki Hinami; Jennifer Smith; Catherine D. Deamant; Romina Kee

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modalities, Sites and Practices of Family Literacy: A Qualitative Interpretation of Family Photographs through Interviews and Observations  

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This qualitative arts-based research study explores family literacy experiences that occur in homes with adults and children through interviews, observations, and the visual analysis of photographs that document such experiences. I employ visual...

Lipsett, Tiffany Marie-Hamlin

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Proliferation Using Laser Isotope Separation -- Verification Options  

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Two levels of nonproliferation verification exist. Signatories of the basic agreements under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) agree to open their nuclear sites to inspection by the IAEA. A more detailed and intrusive level was developed following the determination that Iraq had begun a nuclear weapons development program that was not detected by the original level of verification methods. This level, referred to as 93+2 and detailed in model protocol INFCIRC/540, allows the IAEA to do environmental monitoring of non-declared facilities that are suspected of containing proliferation activity, and possibly further inspections, as well as allowing more detailed inspections of declared sites. 56 countries have signed a Strengthened Safeguards Systems Additional Protocol as of 16 July 2001. These additional inspections can be done on the instigation of the IAEA itself, or after requests by other parties to the NPT, based on information that they have collected. Since information able to cause suspicion of proliferation could arrive at any country, it is important that countries have procedures in place that will assist them in making decisions related to these inspections. Furthermore, IAEA inspection resources are limited, and therefore care needs to be taken to make best use of these resources. Most of the nonproliferation verification inspections may be concentrated on establishing that diversion of nuclear materials is not occurring, but some fraction will be related to determining if undeclared sites have nuclear materials production taking place within them. Of these, most suspicions will likely be related to the major existing technologies for uranium enrichment and reprocessing for plutonium extraction, as it would seem most likely that nations attempting proliferation would use tested means of producing nuclear materials. However, as technology continues to advance and new methods of enrichment and reprocessing are developed, inspection-related procedures will need to be adapted to keep up with them. In order to make 93+2 inspections more useful, a systematic way of finding clues to nuclear proliferation would be useful. Also, to cope with the possible use of newer technology for proliferation, the list of clues might need to be expanded. This paper discusses the development and recognition of such clues. It concentrates on laser isotope separation (LIS) as a new proliferation technology, and uses Uranium Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (U-AVLIS) as an example of LIS that is well known.

Erickson, S A

2001-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE BUILDING 3550 SLAB AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE  

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has completed the independent verification survey of the Building 3550 Slab. The results of this effort are provided. The objective of this verification survey is to provide independent review and field assessment of remediation actions conducted by Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) to document that the final radiological condition of the slab meets the release guidelines. Verification survey activities on the Building 3550 Slab that included scans, measurements, and the collection of smears. Scans for alpha, alpha plus beta, and gamma activity identified several areas that were investigated.

Weaver, Phyllis C.

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

431

Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project  

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

6.1 6.1 Example M&V Plan Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project February 2007 Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy This document was developed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program by Nexant, Inc., and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This document is posted on FEMP's web site at www.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_mvresources.cfm. Comments should be sent to lwebster@nexant.com. 6.1 Example M&V Plan Contents 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / M&V OVERVIEW AND PROPOSED SAVINGS CALCULATIONS ................................................................................................... 2 1.1

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool  

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

2.7a 2.7a M&V Planning Tool Instructions M&V Planning Tool June 17, 2003 Members of the M&V Planning Working Group 1. Satish Kumar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2. Venkat Kumar, Johnson Controls 3. Terry Sharp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 4. Gopal Shiddapur, NORESCO (Formerly with Duke Energy Solutions) 5. Mark Stetz, Nexant, Inc. 6. Lia Webster, Nexant, Inc. Goals 1. To provide a framework that would help in the development of the measurement & verification (M&V) plans by introducing M&V specific issues at an early project development stage. 2. Keep the framework as simple as possible to increase its usability. 3. Provide users of the FEMP M&V Guidelines, version 2.2, a simple, flexible, and customizable

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool  

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

2.7a 2.7a M&V Planning Tool Instructions M&V Planning Tool June 17, 2003 Members of the M&V Planning Working Group 1. Satish Kumar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2. Venkat Kumar, Johnson Controls 3. Terry Sharp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 4. Gopal Shiddapur, NORESCO (Formerly with Duke Energy Solutions) 5. Mark Stetz, Nexant, Inc. 6. Lia Webster, Nexant, Inc. Goals 1. To provide a framework that would help in the development of the measurement & verification (M&V) plans by introducing M&V specific issues at an early project development stage. 2. Keep the framework as simple as possible to increase its usability. 3. Provide users of the FEMP M&V Guidelines, version 2.2, a simple, flexible, and customizable

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Guidelines on Airflow and Refrigerant Charge Verification and Diagnostics  

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

GUIDELINES ON AIRFLOW AND GUIDELINES ON AIRFLOW AND REFRIGERANT CHARGE VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTICS Alliance for Residential Building Innovation David Springer, Davis Energy Group Context 飦 Airflow and refrigerant charge defects in existing air conditioning systems are well documented 飦 Failure to address these problems represents a missed opportunity for home performance contractors 飦 To ensure cost-effective solutions, a systematic approach is needed to quickly and accurately diagnose and resolve problems 飦 Target: 飦 Home performance contractors 飦 HVAC contractors & technicians The Impact of Defects Non-TXV TXV 15% duct leakage 1 -18.10% 23% low airflow -4.70% 50% condenser coil blockage -5.80% 50% evaporator coil blockage 2 -4.60% -4.20% 20% overcharge -3.50% -7.90%

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An efficient software testing method by decision table verification  

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A typical software testing is performed by making and running test cases that consist of input pattern and expected output pattern. Because exhaustive testing requires billions of test cases and many labours, we can only perform hundreds of them in practice. As for a software logic testing, selecting test cases from many candidates to achieve enough programme path coverage is important, and specific software testing skills are required for it. In our study, we propose a knowledge creation method of software logic extracted automatically from programme source code. In our method, all possible programme paths are extracted from source code, then converted into a decision table, which is easy-readable table format for software testing engineer. The logic verification can be performed exhaustively in a short time by comparing the decision table with a specification of software. Our method would contribute to improve both efficiency and quality of software testing.

Keiji Uetsuki; Tohru Matsuodani; Kazuhiko Tsuda

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental verification of F鰎ster energy transfer between semiconductor quantum dots  

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In recent years, energy transfer (ET) using semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) is getting increased attention. However, it has been postulated that ET between QDs is based on the F鰎ster model, which is a well-established model of ET mechanism in organic dye systems, without verification. In this work, we have investigated ET mechanism in colloidal CdS QDs measuring photoluminescence dynamics of a bilayer structure consisting of differently sized CdS QDs. In the bilayer structure, the distance between the monolayer of donor QDs and that of acceptor QDs was controlled precisely by a spacer layer that is layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolytes. The bilayer structure enabled us to systematically measure the spacer-layer dependence of photoluminescence dynamics reflecting the ET process between QDs. It is demonstrated that ET between the donor and acceptor QDs is conclusively dominated by the dipole-dipole interaction, which verifies the appropriateness of the F鰎ster model.

DaeGwi Kim; Shinya Okahara; Masaaki Nakayama; YongGu Shim

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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2005 JASON Summer Study Verification and Validation Charge Program Summary  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

05 JASON Summer Study 05 JASON Summer Study Verification and Validation Charge Program Summary The Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program has been driven since its inception by the need to ensure the safety, reliability and performance of the nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing through the development of simulation and modeling capability and the deployment of that capability on state-of-the-art high performance computing platforms. As the devices in the stockpile age and as necessary changes are made with technologies or materials that are new to the stockpile, simulation can give laboratory experts, policy makers and DoD customers increased confidence that the nuclear weapons in the stockpile will perform as expected. The stockpile stewardship program's increasing

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The new geospatial tools: global transparency enhancing safeguards verification  

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This paper focuses on the importance and potential role of the new, freely available, geospatial tools for enhancing IAEA safeguards and how, together with commercial satellite imagery, they can be used to promote 'all-source synergy'. As additional 'open sources', these new geospatial tools have heralded a new era of 'global transparency' and they can be used to substantially augment existing information-driven safeguards gathering techniques, procedures, and analyses in the remote detection of undeclared facilities, as well as support ongoing monitoring and verification of various treaty (e.g., NPT, FMCT) relevant activities and programs. As an illustration of how these new geospatial tools may be applied, an original exemplar case study provides how it is possible to derive value-added follow-up information on some recent public media reporting of a former clandestine underground plutonium production complex (now being converted to a 'Tourist Attraction' given the site's abandonment by China in the early 1980s). That open source media reporting, when combined with subsequent commentary found in various Internet-based Blogs and Wikis, led to independent verification of the reporting with additional ground truth via 'crowdsourcing' (tourist photos as found on 'social networking' venues like Google Earth's Panoramio layer and Twitter). Confirmation of the precise geospatial location of the site (along with a more complete facility characterization incorporating 3-D Modeling and visualization) was only made possible following the acquisition of higher resolution commercial satellite imagery that could be correlated with the reporting, ground photos, and an interior diagram, through original imagery analysis of the overhead imagery.

Pabian, Frank Vincent [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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VAMOS: The verification and monitoring options study: Current research options for in-situ monitoring and verification of contaminant remediation and containment within the vadose zone  

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The Verification and Monitoring Options Study Project (VAMOS) was established to identify high-priority options for future vadose-zone environmental research in the areas of in-situ remediation monitoring, post-closure monitoring, and containment emplacement and verification monitoring. VAMOS examined projected needs not currently being met with applied technology in order to develop viable monitoring and verification research options. The study emphasized a compatible systems approach to reinforce the need for utilizing compatible components to provide user friendly site monitoring systems. To identify the needs and research options related to vadose-zone environmental monitoring and verification, a literature search and expert panel forums were conducted. The search included present drivers for environmental monitoring technology, technology applications, and research efforts. The forums included scientific, academic, industry, and regulatory environmental professionals as well as end users of environmental technology. The experts evaluated current and future monitoring and verification needs, methods for meeting these needs, and viable research options and directions. A variety of high-priority technology development, user facility, and technology guidance research options were developed and presented as an outcome of the literature search and expert panel forums.

Betsill, J.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gruebel, R.D. [Tech Reps., Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SU?E?J?74: A Dosimeter for In Vivo Real Time Verification of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy  

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Purpose: To study the feasibility of implementing a low cost high speed in vivo real time dosimeter based on scintillating fiber arrays to verify intensity modulated radiation therapy(IMRT) to enhance treatmentsafety and delivered dose verification. Methods: Detector construction is performed by mounting linear scintillating fiber sensors in a water equivalent plastic support to form a homogenous water equivalent array. The fibers are aligned to match each MLC leaf pair and the detector is placed in the accessory tray of a clinical LINAC for beam output determination. Each fiber is coupled to a high speed photodetector and front end amplifier to process the detector output which is digitized and analyzed using in house developed software to compute the beam fluence dose rate and MLC opening. Results: The detector response correlates linearly with the LINAC beam intensity and MLC positions. The sensor and front end amplifier has a time response of 0.2 usec thus every 2 usec LINAC pulse is recorded to determine the beam fluence with a precision better than 1%. The array offers a minimum beam attenuation of 2.4% allowing the use of this technology as an in vivo transmission detector. We determined that the detector is capable of measuring the MLC opening with a precision of 2 mm per leaf. Conclusions: We have proven the feasibility of constructing a scintillating fiber sensor array for in vivo real time dosimetry to enhance patient safety during IMRTtreatment and measure actual dose delivered to the patient. The technical highlight of this detector is based on the high speed of the linear sensors and front end amplifier which allows real time verification of the IMRT fluence output dose rate and leaf opening with a minimum of perturbation or absorption of the delivered beam.

S Price; A A Silvius; E W Izaguirre

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Device Security Policy 1.0 Purpose  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mobile Device Security Policy COE颅MDS颅01 1.0 Purpose The purpose of this policy is to establish security requirements for mobile devices to prevent sensitive or confidential data from being lost or compromised. A wide variety of mobile devices contain electronically stored data including, but not limited to

Demirel, Melik C.

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Stream and Memory Hierarchy Design for Multi-Purpose Accelerators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Stream and Memory Hierarchy Design for Multi-Purpose Accelerators Sylvain Girbal, Sami Yehia Hugues-purpose loop-based generated accelerators have emerged as an especially attractive accelerator option, with multiple streams, the memory behavior of such accelerators can become at least as complex

Boyer, Edmond

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University of Oxford Transgender Policy Purpose of this policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

University of Oxford Transgender Policy Purpose of this policy 1. The purpose of this policy the process of gender reassignment. The policy and associated guidance give more detail on how the Universitys Equality Policy applies to transgender people. 2. This policy also supports members of the University

Henderson, Gideon

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Component-based General-purpose Operating System Martin Decky  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Component-based General-purpose Operating System Martin Deck麓y Charles University, Faculty to apply this programming and design paradigm in the domain of general-purpose operating systems. This paper analyzes several nice properties of component systems which might be beneficial in operating

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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers  

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

February 1, 2010 February 1, 2010 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION "" ( "路 FROM: DANIEL B. PONE~ SUBJECT: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers The Department embraces its responsibility for and commitment to the health and well- being of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current and former workers, both Federal and contractor employees. Two key programs that advance DO E's commitment to its former and current workers are the Department of Labor (DOL) managed Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) and the Former Worker Medical Screening Program. In the context of support to EEOICP, DOE's role is to work on behalf of the program claimants to make sure that all available worker and

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Microsoft Word - AREVA Benchmarking Site Visit and Interview Final 3-21-08.doc  

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

QA: N/A QA: N/A Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management OFFICE OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT BENCHMARKING PROJECT Report from AREVA, NC Site Visit and Interview, Spring 2007 March 2008 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Report From AREVA NC Site Visit ii March 2008 INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Report From AREVA NC Site Visit iii March 2008 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the Department of Energy (DOE). As part of its responsibilities to license and operate a geologic repository for disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW), OCRWM has the mission of transporting those

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Interview or inquisition: Successful communication techniques (Or what does ethics have to do with it, anyway )  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Auditing and being audited can be a very stressful event. The auditor has to be sensitive to the anxiety of all auditees and should do everything possible to put the auditee at ease and help the audit process to proceed smoothly. In this paper, the human factors associated with auditing are discussed and methods of communication and other interfacing techniques are discussed which, hopefully, can act as stress reducers. The bottom-line'' of any audit should be to provide feedback to the auditees that will help validate or improve their process and management system. Reducing the stress and enhancing communication will help to better achieve this goal. Although some evidence during an audit is gathered from records and documents, a significant portion of audit time is spent interviewing the audited organization's personnel. Therefore, much of this paper deals with interview techniques. It is up to the auditor to establish an initial atmosphere of trust and open communication. The goal is to obtain as much valid information as possible in the shortest time possible. Auditors should emphasize that they are there to audit the systems or program, not the person. Auditors should help the auditees' line management view the audit not as a search for the guilty,'' but an audit that will identify problems and assist in correction of existing or potential system problems. It should be the clearly defined policy of any audit program that there be no surprises involved with the evaluation. An ethical audit is not the place for cloak-and-dagger tactics, for witch hunting, or for the identification of situations that are then sprung at a critical and embarrassing time (a gotcha'').

Pratt, R.C.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interview or inquisition: Successful communication techniques (Or what does ethics have to do with it, anyway?)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Auditing and being audited can be a very stressful event. The auditor has to be sensitive to the anxiety of all auditees and should do everything possible to put the auditee at ease and help the audit process to proceed smoothly. In this paper, the human factors associated with auditing are discussed and methods of communication and other interfacing techniques are discussed which, hopefully, can act as stress reducers. The ``bottom-line`` of any audit should be to provide feedback to the auditees that will help validate or improve their process and management system. Reducing the stress and enhancing communication will help to better achieve this goal. Although some evidence during an audit is gathered from records and documents, a significant portion of audit time is spent interviewing the audited organization`s personnel. Therefore, much of this paper deals with interview techniques. It is up to the auditor to establish an initial atmosphere of trust and open communication. The goal is to obtain as much valid information as possible in the shortest time possible. Auditors should emphasize that they are there to audit the systems or program, not the person. Auditors should help the auditees` line management view the audit not as a ``search for the guilty,`` but an audit that will identify problems and assist in correction of existing or potential system problems. It should be the clearly defined policy of any audit program that there be no surprises involved with the evaluation. An ethical audit is not the place for cloak-and-dagger tactics, for witch hunting, or for the identification of situations that are then sprung at a critical and embarrassing time (a ``gotcha``).

Pratt, R.C.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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V-098: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny  

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

8: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local 8: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service V-098: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service February 25, 2013 - 12:12am Addthis PROBLEM: Linux Kernel Extended Verification Module Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service PLATFORM: The Linux Kernel prior to 3.7.5 ABSTRACT: A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. REFERENCE LINKS: The Linux Kernel Archives Linux Kernel Red Hat Bugzilla - Bug 913266 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028196 CVE-2013-0313 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DISCUSSION: A local user can exploit a null pointer dereference in the evm_update_evmxattr() function in 'security/integrity/evm/evm_crypto.c' to cause the target system to crash. IMPACT: A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

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Comment submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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鈰 WASHINGTON, DC 鈰 LOS ANGELES 鈰 BEIJING 鈰 CHICAGO 鈰 WASHINGTON, DC 鈰 LOS ANGELES 鈰 BEIJING 鈰 CHICAGO San Francisco, CA 94104 TEL 415 875-6100 FAX 415 875-6161 www.nrdc.org NRDC Comments on DOE's April 22, 2011 Verification Testing in Support of Energy Star Proposal Submitted by: Noah Horowitz Senior Scientist Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) May 9, 2011 On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and it's more than 1.3 million members and e-activists, we respectfully submit comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR proposal. Verification testing programs are critical to ensure that products are performing as promised and consumers are receiving the energy and utility savings claimed by the manufacturer. With one exception, NRDC strongly supports DOE's proposal for conducting verification

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Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR庐 Draft  

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Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR庐 Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR庐 Draft Process Document Comments on DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR庐 Draft Process Document On April 22, 2011, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft of DOE's Verification Testing in Support of ENERGY STAR Process Plan for 2011. DOE accepted comments through May 9, 2011 and they are displayed below. Company/Organization Consumers Union Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) A. O. Smith Corporation Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Bradford White Corporation (BWC) BSH Home Appliances Corporation CertainTeed Corporation Traulsen InterMetro Industries Corp. Hoshizaki America, Inc. Earthjustice

452

FAQ's for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program dated December 2010  

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FAQ for: ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program December 2010 Table of Contents Introduction............................................................................................................................... 1 What product types will be tested? ................................................................................................. 1 Will testing continue after the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) ends? .................................................................................................................................................... 1 For Consumers .......................................................................................................................... 1

453

Regional Field Verification -- Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest: Preprint  

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This paper describes four small wind turbines installed in the Pacific Northwest under DOE/NREL's Regional Field Verification Program between 2003 and 2004 and summarizes operational data from each site.

Sinclair, K.; Raker, J.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Better Buildings Alliance, Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign: Rooftop Unit Measurement and Verification (Fact Sheet)  

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This document provides facility managers and building owners an introduction to measurement and verification (M&V) methods to estimate energy and cost savings of rooftop units replacement or retrofit projects to estimate paybacks or to justify future projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Scale Test and Verification of CHP System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, August 2007  

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ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: National Account Energy Alliance Final Report for the Field Scale Test and Verification of a PureComfort 240M Combined Heat and Power System at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

456

SciTech Connect: Verification of the New FAST v8 Capabilities...  

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of the New FAST v8 Capabilities for the Modeling of Fixed-Bottom Offshore Wind Turbines: Preprint Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Verification of the New FAST...

457

Independent Verification Survey Report for the Operable Unit-1 Miamisburg Closure Project, Miamisburg, OH  

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The objectives of the independent verification survey were to confirm that remedial actions have been effective in meeting established release criteria and that documentation accurately and adequately describes the current radiological and chemical conditions of the MCP site.

Weaver, P.

2008-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

458

Errors for Space-Based Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements: Definition, Performance, and Verification  

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Verification of space-based wind measurements will be difficult because of the random variations of the atmospheric velocity field over the measurement volume. The definition of accuracy requires a definition of 搕ruth. For this work, truth is ...

Rod Frehlich

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Mathematical model of optimal control of a process of periodic verification of measurement devices  

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A synthesis of mathematical machinery is presented which allows us to solve the problem of optimizing the extent and periodicity of verification taking into account the parameters of a ... random process of varia...

F. I. Khrapov

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Correspondence among the Correlation, RMSE, and Heidke Forecast Verification Measures; Refinement of the Heidke Score  

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The correspondence among the following three forecast verification scores, based on forecasts and their associated observations, is described: 1) the correlation score, 2) the root-mean-square error (RMSE) score, and 3) the Heidke score (based on ...

Anthony G. Barnston

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Measurement of scintillation responses of scintillation fibers for dose verification in proton therapy  

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Here, we report on the measurement of scintillation responses of scintillation fibers for precision dose verification in proton therapy. A detector equipped with...?2. Quenching of the scintillation responses of ...

C. Kim; B. Hong; G. Jhang; E. Joo; K. S. Lee

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Ergodic HMM-UBM system for on-line signature verification  

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We propose a novel approach for on-line signature verification based on building HMM user models by adapting an ergodic Universal Background Model (UBM). State initialization of this UBM is driven by a dynamic signature feature. This approach inherits ...

Enrique Argones R鷄; David P閞ez-Pi馻r L髉ez; Jos Luis Alba Castro

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

GHG Mitigation Technology Performance Evaluations Underway at the GHG Technology Verification Center  

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The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Technology Verification Center is one of 12 ... technology performance data. The Center focuses on GHG mitigation and monitoring technologies and has completed ... natural gas industry, e...

Stephen D. Piccot; David A. Kirchgessner

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Aided Verification (CAV), Snowbird, UT, 2011. Monitorability of Stochastic Dynamical  

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, but it is simply not feasible, for example, for a car with advanced engine controls and numerous networked was not accurate. And more importantly, even if through verification a component is found to be defective, we may

Sistla, A. Prasad

465

Photometric redshift analysis in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data  

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......Photometric redshift analysis in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data C...redshift performance of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), using the early data...the photometric survey. The Dark Energy Survey (DES; Flaugher 2005) is one......

C. S醤chez; M. Carrasco Kind; H. Lin; R. Miquel; F. B. Abdalla; A. Amara; M. Banerji; C. Bonnett; R. Brunner; D. Capozzi; A. Carnero; F. J. Castander; L. A. N. da Costa; C. Cunha; A. Fausti; D. Gerdes; N. Greisel; J. Gschwend; W. Hartley; S. Jouvel; O. Lahav; M. Lima; M. A. G. Maia; P. Mart; R. L. C. Ogando; F. Ostrovski; P. Pellegrini; M. M. Rau; I. Sadeh; S. Seitz; I. Sevilla-Noarbe; A. Sypniewski; J. de Vicente; T. Abbot; S. S. Allam; D. Atlee; G. Bernstein; J. P. Bernstein; E. Buckley-Geer; D. Burke; M. J. Childress; T. Davis; D. L. DePoy; A. Dey; S. Desai; H. T. Diehl; P. Doel; J. Estrada; A. Evrard; E. Fern醤dez; D. Finley; B. Flaugher; J. Frieman; E. Gaztanaga; K. Glazebrook; K. Honscheid; A. Kim; K. Kuehn; N. Kuropatkin; C. Lidman; M. Makler; J. L. Marshall; R. C. Nichol; A. Roodman; E. S醤chez; B. X. Santiago; M. Sako; R. Scalzo; R. C. Smith; M. E. C. Swanson; G. Tarle; D. Thomas; D. L. Tucker; S. A. Uddin; F. Vald閟; A. Walker; F. Yuan; J. Zuntz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program Webinar Series: Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification  

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This webinar will cover the basics of Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification (EM&V). Attendees will learn key concepts, an overview of the full process, and EM&V framework.

467

M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects  

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Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

468

Imagery Randomized Block Analysis (IRBA) Applied to the Verification of Cloud Edge Detectors  

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A recently developed statistical method is described for evaluating the effectiveness of numerical models. This method is applied to the verification of the effectiveness of satellite imagery cloud edge detectors. Digital satellite data are ...

Frank P. Kelly; Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Paul W. Mielke Jr.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

CCP-TP-001, Rev. 11 CCP Project level Data Validation and Verification  

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-Line Headspace Gas Analysis (HSG) Visual Examination (VE) X Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Nondestructive Assay-10b(2) Verification Source: Drum Data Form 12. NDE data are complete and acceptable Container based

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Verification of Precipitation Reforecasts over the 1 Southeast United States 2  

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18 Boulder, Colorado 19 20 Thomas E. Workoff 21 NOAA/NCEP Weather Division 27 Boulder, Colorado 28 29 30 Submitted to Weather and Forecasting This contribution examines three commonly used verification metrics for reforecasts of 46

Hamill, Tom

471

Robust audio-visual person verification using Web-camera video  

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This thesis examines the challenge of robust audio-visual person verification using data recorded in multiple environments with various lighting conditions, irregular visual backgrounds, and diverse background noise. ...

Schultz, Daniel (Daniel T.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - S05773_2009 VerifMonRpt.doc  

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September 2009 September 2009 LMS/DUP/S05773 This page intentionally left blank LMS/DUP/S05773 Office of Legacy Management Verification Monitoring Report for the Durango, Colorado, Processing Site September 2009 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Verification Monitoring Report-Durango, Colorado, Processing Site September 2009 Doc. No. S05773 Page i Contents Abbreviations................................................................................................................................. iii 1.0 Introduction............................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Site Conditions.......................................................................................................................

473

Effective Implementation of "IPMVP Option C - Whole Building Measurement" Measurement and Verification Plans  

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EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF 揑PMVP OPTION C- WHOLE BUILDING MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION PLANS PREPARED BY TAC-TOUR ANDOVER CONTROLS TODD PORTER, KLIP WEAVER, KEVIN VAUGHN AUGUST 12, 2005 ESL-IC-10.../05-47 1 INTRODUCTION This document describes the Measurement and Verification (M&V) methodology for Phase One of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) project. TAC-Tour Andover Controls...

Porter, T.; Weaver, K.; Vaughn, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Experimental verification of a mathematical model of a semibatch biological reactor  

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EXPERIIMNTAL VERIFICATION OF A I ST~ATICAL MODEL OF A SEMIBATCN BIOLOGICAL REACTOR A Thesis THOMAS PATRICK FOX Submitted. to the Graduate College of Texas AA? University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1971 Major Subject: Civil Engineering EXPERIIIZRTAL VERIFICATION OF A MATHEl'ATICAL MODEL OF A SEMIBATCH BIOLOGICAL REACTOR A Thesis THOMAS PATRICK FOX Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head...

Fox, Thomas Patrick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

475

EPID-based verification of the MLC performance for dynamic IMRT and VMAT  

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Purpose: In advanced radiotherapy treatments such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), verification of the performance of the multileaf collimator (MLC) is an essential part of the linac QA program. The purpose of this study is to use the existing measurement methods for geometric QA of the MLCs and extend them to more comprehensive evaluation techniques, and to develop dedicated robust algorithms to quantitatively investigate the MLC performance in a fast, accurate, and efficient manner. Methods: The behavior of leaves was investigated in the step-and-shoot mode by the analysis of integrated electronic portal imaging device (EPID) images acquired during picket fence tests at fixed gantry angles and arc delivery. The MLC was also studied in dynamic mode by the analysis of cine EPID images of a sliding gap pattern delivered in a variety of conditions including different leaf speeds, deliveries at fixed gantry angles or in arc mode, and changing the direction of leaf motion. The accuracy of the method was tested by detection of the intentionally inserted errors in the delivery patterns. Results: The algorithm developed for the picket fence analysis was able to find each individual leaf position, gap width, and leaf bank skewness in addition to the deviations from expected leaf positions with respect to the beam central axis with sub-pixel accuracy. For the three tested linacs over a period of 5 months, the maximum change in the gap width was 0.5 mm, the maximum deviation from the expected leaf positions was 0.1 mm and the MLC skewness was up to 0.2 Degree-Sign . The algorithm developed for the sliding gap analysis could determine the velocity and acceleration/deceleration of each individual leaf as well as the gap width. There was a slight decrease in the accuracy of leaf performance with increasing leaf speeds. The analysis results were presented through several graphs. The accuracy of the method was assessed as 0.01 mm for both the gap size and peak position determination. Conclusions: This study provides fast, easy, and accurate test methods for routine QA of the MLC performance and helps in faster troubleshooting of MLC problems in both IMRT and VMAT treatments.

Rowshanfarzad, Pejman; Sabet, Mahsheed; Barnes, Michael P.; O'Connor, Daryl J.; Greer, Peter B. [School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia); Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2310 (Australia); School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia); Department of Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2310, Australia and School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308 (Australia)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

476

Chapter 1 Purpose of and Need for Action  

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and Acronyms. Chapter 1 Purpose of and Need for Action Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to build a 500-kilovolt (kV) lattice-steel tower transmission line that...

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President's Commission on Sustainability Charter Article I Purpose and Definitions  

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sustainability for public institutions of higher education. To creatively address sustainability, the PCS natural resources, and to integrate sustainability into existing educational, operational, researchPresident's Commission on Sustainability Charter Article I 颅 Purpose and Definitions Section 1

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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Feature tracking for visual servoing purposes ric Marchand, Franois Chaumette  

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Feature tracking for visual servoing purposes ?ric Marchand, Fran莽ois Chaumette IRISA - INRIA experiments ordered by subjective increasing difficulties. Email addresses: marchand@irisa.fr (?ric Marchand

Paris-Sud XI, Universit茅 de

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Comment submitted by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE HIGH FLUX BEAM REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT OUTSIDE AREAS BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY UPTON, NEW YORK  

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5098-SR-03-0 FINAL REPORT- INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY OF THE HIGH FLUX BEAM REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT OUTSIDE AREAS, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

P.C. Weaver

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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LETTER REPORT INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE HIGH FLUX BEAM REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT FAN HOUSE, BUILDING 704 BNL  

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5098-LR-01-0 -LETTER REPORT INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE HIGH FLUX BEAM REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT FAN HOUSE, BUILDING 704 BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

P.C. Weaver

2010-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

482

Comment submitted by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

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Comment submitted by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program  

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This document is a comment submitted by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) regarding the Energy Star Verification Testing Program

484

Tagging and fissile material verification concepts for nuclear warhead dismantlement  

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Arms control treaties that reduce the number of deployable nuclear-warhead delivery systems might also lead to provisions for the verified dismantlement of nuclear weapons. Based on public information and very simple conceptual models of nuclear warheads, one can visualize a set of procedural and technological requirements to account for warheads removed from deployed sites and ultimately dismantled. To accomplish the accounting function, verification-quality tags and/or seals might be needed in order that the warheads taken out of storage can be tracked to the dismantlement site. These tags/seals would represent an overlay on the existing chain of custody. The verified dismantlement of the warheads poses special problems in confirming their identity and in avoiding the loss of sensitive information. A central factor is the publicly recognized need for some minimum quantity of fissile material to constitute a nuclear warhead. A measurement system that could make such a determination without giving away unnecessary information would be desired. Some approaches based on existing fissile assay methods are discussed. 1 ref., 2 figs.

DeVolpi, A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Uncertainty estimation improves energy measurement and verification procedures  

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Abstract Implementing energy conservation measures in buildings can reduce energy costs and environmental impacts, but such measures cost money to implement so intelligent investment strategies require the ability to quantify the energy savings by comparing actual energy used to how much energy would have been used in absence of the conservation measures (known as the 揵aseline energy use). Methods exist for predicting baseline energy use, but a limitation of most statistical methods reported in the literature is inadequate quantification of the uncertainty in baseline energy use predictions. However, estimation of uncertainty is essential for weighing the risks of investing in retrofits. Most commercial buildings have, or soon will have, electricity meters capable of providing data at short time intervals. These data provide new opportunities to quantify uncertainty in baseline predictions, and to do so after shorter measurement durations than are traditionally used. In this paper, we show that uncertainty estimation provides greater measurement and verification (M&V) information and helps to overcome some of the difficulties with deciding how much data is needed to develop baseline models and to confirm energy savings. We also show that cross-validation is an effective method for computing uncertainty. In so doing, we extend a simple regression-based method of predicting energy use using short-interval meter data. We demonstrate the methods by predicting energy use in 17 real commercial buildings. We discuss the benefits of uncertainty estimates which can provide actionable decision making information for investing in energy conservation measures.

Travis Walter; Phillip N. Price; Michael D. Sohn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Uncertainty Estimation Improves Energy Measurement and Verification Procedures  

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Implementing energy conservation measures in buildings can reduce energy costs and environmental impacts, but such measures cost money to implement so intelligent investment strategies require the ability to quantify the energy savings by comparing actual energy used to how much energy would have been used in absence of the conservation measures (known as the baseline energy use). Methods exist for predicting baseline energy use, but a limitation of most statistical methods reported in the literature is inadequate quantification of the uncertainty in baseline energy use predictions. However, estimation of uncertainty is essential for weighing the risks of investing in retrofits. Most commercial buildings have, or soon will have, electricity meters capable of providing data at short time intervals. These data provide new opportunities to quantify uncertainty in baseline predictions, and to do so after shorter measurement durations than are traditionally used. In this paper, we show that uncertainty estimation provides greater measurement and verification (M&V) information and helps to overcome some of the difficulties with deciding how much data is needed to develop baseline models and to confirm energy savings. We also show that cross-validation is an effective method for computing uncertainty. In so doing, we extend a simple regression-based method of predicting energy use using short-interval meter data. We demonstrate the methods by predicting energy use in 17 real commercial buildings. We discuss the benefits of uncertainty estimates which can provide actionable decision making information for investing in energy conservation measures.

Walter, Travis; Price, Phillip N.; Sohn, Michael D.

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

487

Tags and seals to strengthen arms control verification  

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Tags and seals have long been recognized as important tools in arms control. The trend in control of armaments is to limit militarily significant equipment that is capable of being verified through direct and cooperative means, chiefly on-site inspection or monitoring. Although this paper will focus on the CFE treaty, the role of tags and seals for other treaties will also be addressed. Published technology and concepts will be reviewed, based on open sources. Arms control verification tags are defined as unique identifiers designed to be tamper-revealing; in that respect, seals are similar, being used as indicators of unauthorized access. Tamper-revealing tags are intended as single-point markers, seals for two-point couplings, and nets for volume containment. Seals usually bind two separate components, such as a hatch or flange that provides access to a secure compartment or a valve that controls fluid flow. A tamper-revealing net might be comprised of a coupled fiberoptic bundle wrapped around an object. Sometimes the term ``seal`` is used to denote the tamper-revealing feature of a tag that is attached to a surface, but in this paper the tamper-indicating connection is considered to be part of the tag concept itself.

DeVolpi, A.

1990-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

488

Development of array-type prompt gamma measurement system for in vivo range verification in proton therapy  

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Purpose: In vivo range verification is one of the most important parts of proton therapy to fully utilize its benefits delivering high radiation dose to tumor, while sparing the normal tissue with the so-called Bragg peak. Currently, however, range verification method is not used in clinics. The purpose of the present study is to optimize and evaluate the configuration of an array-type prompt gamma measurement system on determining distal dose edge for in vivo range verification of proton therapy. Methods: To effectively measure the prompt gammas against the background gammas, the Monte Carlo simulations with the MCNPX code were employed in optimizing the configuration of the measurement system, and the Monte Carlo method was also used to understand the effect of the background gammas, mainly neutron capture gammas, in the measured gamma distribution. To reduce the effect of the background gammas, the optimized energy window of 4-10 MeV in measuring the prompt gammas was employed. A parameterized source was used to maximize computation speed in the optimization study. A simplified test measurement system, using only one detector moving from one measurement location to the next, was constructed and applied to therapeutic proton beams of 80-220 MeV. For accurate determination of the distal dose edge, the sigmoidal curve-fitting method was applied to the measured distributions of the prompt gammas, and then, the location of the half-value between the maximum and minimum value in the curve-fitting was determined as the distal dose edge and compared with the beam range assessed by the proton dose distribution. Results: The parameterized source term employed in optimization process improved the calculation speed by up to {approx}300 times. The optimization study indicates that an array-type measurement system with 3, 2, 2, and 150 mm for scintillator thickness, slit width, septal thickness, and slit length, respectively, can effectively measure the prompt gamma distributions minimizing the contribution of background gammas. The present results show that a few hundred counts of prompt gammas can be easily obtained by measuring 10 s at each measurement location for proton beams of {approx}4 nA. The distal dose edges determined by the prompt gamma distribution are 5.45, 14.73, and 27.74 cm for proton beams of 5.17 (80 MeV), 14.99 (150 MeV), and 27.38 (220 MeV) cm, respectively. Conclusions: The results show that the array-type measurement system can measure prompt gamma distributions from a therapeutic proton beam within a short measurement time, and that the distal dose edge can be determined within a few millimeters of error without using any sophisticated analysis.

Min, Chul Hee; Lee, Han Rim; Kim, Chan Hyeong; Lee, Se Byeong [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States); Department of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Proton Therapy Center, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi 410-769 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERVIEW WITH RICH CAPLOW Eric Green: Hello and welcome to a new podcast series from IBM software  

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. And asset management is something that's important to all sorts of different departments #12;INTERVIEW management also includes the process of managing the work that's associated with maintaining those assets. So? Rich Caplow: Well, asset management is something that in general applies to asset intensive industries

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Remaining Sites Verification Package for the 100-C-9:1 Main Process Sewer Collection Line, Waste Site Reclassification Form 2004-012  

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The 100-C-9:1 main process sewer pipeline, also known as the twin box culvert, was a dual reinforced process sewer that collected process effluent from the 183-C and 190-C water treatment facilities, discharging at the 132-C-2 Outfall. For remedial action purposes, the 100-C-9:1 waste site was subdivided into northern and southern sections. The 100-C-9:1 subsite has been remediated to achieve the remedial action objectives specified in the Remaining Sites ROD. The results of verification sampling show that residual contaminant concentrations do not preclude any future uses and allow for unrestricted use of shallow zone soils. The results also demonstrate that residual contaminant concentrations are protective of groundwater and the Columbia River.

L. M. Dittmer

2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

491

The thermionic fuel element verification program: Technical accomplishments and goals  

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The goal of the Thermionic Fuel Element Verification Program (TFEVP) is to demonstrate the technological readiness of a thermionic fuel element in a thermionic reactor having an electric power output in the 0.5- to 5-MW(electric) range and a full-power life of 7 yr. The TFEVP has made significant progress in developing components capable of withstanding the required neutron fluence (4 x 10[sup 22] n/cm[sup 2], E > 0. 1 MeV) and the required burnup (5.3%) of a 2-MW(electric) system. Technology developed under the TFEVP also supports the 5- to 40-kW(electric) thermionic systems currently of interest to the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and the US Air Force. The fast-neutron flux in certain 5- to 40-kW(electric) systems is up to a factor of 7 less than that in 0.5- to 5-MW(electric) systems. Component technology that has been developed for 0.5- to 5-MW(electric) systems will thus be suitable for use in long-life, high-performance, 5- to 40-kW(electric) systems. Components that are being developed by the TFEVP include insulator seals, sheath insulators, fueled emitters, cesium reservoirs, and inter- connective TFE components. In addition, the TFEVP has created a preliminary 2-MW(electric) system design and is currently evaluating converter performance under various conditions. Prototypical TFEs are also being tested. The TFEVP is developing accurate converter-performance models that are correlated to observed test data.

Houts, M.G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Wharton, W.R. Jr. (Department of Energy, Germantown, MD (United States)); Begg, L.L. (General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)); Lawrence, L.A. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

The Joint Owners' Group Program on MOV Periodic Verification  

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To address long-term motor operated valve (MOV) performance, the Babcock and Wilcox, Boiling Water Reactor, Combustion Engineering and Westinghouse Groups (B and WOG, BWROG, CEOG and WOG) teamed in 1997 to form the Joint Group (JOG) MOV Periodic Verification (PV) Program. This program is nearing completion, with 98 of the 103 operating U.S. reactor units participating. The goal of the program is to provide a justified approach for periodically testing MOVs, that addresses potential degradation. The program defines an interim approach that specifies periodic tests without flow and differential pressure (DP), at a frequency determined by the s risk significance and margin. To justify this approach, each participating plant is also DP testing 2 valves per unit. Each valve is tested three times over five years, with at least one year between tests. The data are evaluated jointly to confirm or adjust the initial guidance. The majority of the tests are complete and conclusions are coming into focus. For gate valves, when the valve factor is initially low, increases can occur between one test and a later test. One common way that the valve factor becomes low is disassembling and reassembling the valve. The data show that, following valve disassembly and re-assembly, the valve factor tends to be reduced, and it tends to increase in subsequent service. Outside of the valves disassembled and reassembled, some gate valves have low valve factors apparently because the valves are not stroked under DP conditions in service. For butterfly valves, there have been no observations of degradation in bearing friction coefficient. A few valves with bronze bearings in raw (untreated) water service have shown significant variations in friction, but they tend to be a mixture of increases and decreases with no pattern of degradation. Globe valves, both unbalanced and balanced, tend to show a constant valve factor with no indication of degradation. (authors)

Damerell, Paul S.; Spears, Todd A. [MPR Associates Inc., 140 Mustang Circle, Simpsonville, SC 29681 (United States)

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A real-time in vivo dosimetric verification method for high-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma  

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Purpose: A real-time in vivo dosimetric verification method using metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimeters has been developed for patient dosimetry in high-dose rate (HDR) intracavitary brachytherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods: The necessary calibration and correction factors for MOSFET measurements in {sup 192}Iridium source were determined in a water phantom. With the detector placed inside a custom-made nasopharyngeal applicator, the actual dose delivered to the tumor was measured in vivo and compared to the calculated values using a commercial brachytherapy planning system. Results: Five MOSFETs were independently calibrated with the HDR source, yielding calibration factors of 0.48 {+-} 0.007 cGy/mV. The maximum sensitivity variation was no more than 7% in the clinically relevant distance range of 1-5 cm from the source. A total of 70 in vivo measurements in 11 NPC patients demonstrated good agreement with the treatment planning. The mean differences between the planned and the actually delivered dose within a single treatment fraction were -0.1%{+-} 3.8% and -0.1%{+-} 3.7%, respectively, for right and left side assessments. The maximum dose deviation was less than 8.5%. Conclusions: In vivo measurement using the real-time MOSFET dosimetry system is possible to evaluate the actual dose to the tumor received by the patient during a treatment fraction and thus can offer another line of security to detect and prevent large errors.

Qi Zhenyu; Deng Xiaowu; Cao Xinping; Huang Shaomin; Lerch, Michael; Rosenfeld, Anatoly [State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou 510060 (China) and Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou 510060 (China); Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)

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A risk-based framework for measurement, monitoring and verification of the Quest CCS Project, Alberta, Canada  

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Abstract The Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project will make an early contribution to reducing CO2 emissions generated by upgrading bitumen from the Alberta oil sands by injecting up to 1.08爉illion爐onnes of CO2 per year for 25 years into a deep saline aquifer located north-east of Edmonton, Alberta. Regulatory approvals and societal acceptance for this project are contingent on gaining and maintaining confidence in the safety and long-term security of the storage site. Site selection, characterisation and engineering designs are the prime means of ensuring CO2 storage risks are as low as reasonably practicable. As a further precaution, a comprehensive programme of Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (MMV) will evaluate storage performance. The purpose of MMV is to monitor conformance and containment. Conformance monitoring is designed to track the build-up of pressure and CO2 inside the storage complex to demonstrate the long-term security of storage. Containment monitoring is designed to demonstrate containment and, if necessary, to trigger timely control measures to mitigate any unexpected leak pathways and to protect the environment. To achieve this, the MMV programme is designed according to a systematic site-specific risk assessment, diversified to avoid dependence on single technologies and will be adapted through time according to observed performance.

Stephen Bourne; Syrie Crouch; Mauri Smith

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of the CENTRM Module for Adaptation of the SCALE Code to NGNP Prismatic and PBR Core Designs  

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The generation of multigroup cross sections lies at the heart of the very high temperature reactor (VHTR) core design, whether the prismatic (block) or pebble-bed type. The design process, generally performed in three steps, is quite involved and its execution is crucial to proper reactor physics analyses. The primary purpose of this project is to develop the CENTRM cross-section processing module of the SCALE code package for application to prismatic or pebble-bed core designs. The team will include a detailed outline of the entire processing procedure for application of CENTRM in a final report complete with demonstration. In addition, they will conduct a thorough verification of the CENTRM code, which has yet to be performed. The tasks for this project are to: Thoroughly test the panel algorithm for neutron slowing down; Develop the panel algorithm for multi-materials; Establish a multigroup convergence 1D transport acceleration algorithm in the panel formalism; Verify CENTRM in 1D plane geometry; Create and test the corresponding transport/panel algorithm in spherical and cylindrical geometries; and, Apply the verified CENTRM code to current VHTR core design configurations for an infinite lattice, including assessing effectiveness of Dancoff corrections to simulate TRISO particle heterogeneity.

Ganapol, Barry; Maldonado, Ivan

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The Purpose and Process of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable  

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The Purpose and Process of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable E. T. BARTLETT, HELEN IVY ROWE and describing C&I of rangeland sustainability. The inclusive nature of the process should lead to wider Declaration and principles of sustainable forest management, which led to the creation of the Montreal Process

Wyoming, University of

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An Optimal General Purpose Scheduler for Networked Control Systems  

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An Optimal General Purpose Scheduler for Networked Control Systems Ahmed Elmahdi , Ahmad F Taha to control the time delay is to im- prove the scheduling criterion. This paper proposes an optimal scheduling the stability of the control system. The proposed optimal schedul- ing protocol is a hybrid scheduling criterion

Sun, Dengfeng

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Chemical Labeling Standard for Secondary Containers 1.0 PURPOSE  

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Chemical Labeling Standard for Secondary Containers 1.0 PURPOSE: 1.1 These guidelines their hands and lower arm areas after handling, mixing or transporting chemicals. 3.1.5 Exposure must specify the procedures endorsed by the UGA IACUC for the proper labeling of chemical solution secondary

Arnold, Jonathan

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Modeling Fault Propagation in Telecommunications Networks for Diagnosis Purposes  

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Modeling Fault Propagation in Telecommunications Networks for Diagnosis Purposes A. Aghasaryan , C@lipn.univ-paris13.fr Abstract: This paper describes a formalism to model the behavior of telecommunications net. Keywords: network management, modeling, UML, distributed diagnosis. 1 Introduction Telecommunications

Pencol茅, Yannick

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OCRWM Bulletin: Westinghouse begins designing multi-purpose canister  

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This publication consists of two parts: OCRWM (Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management) Bulletin; and Of Mountains & Science which has articles on the Yucca Mountain project. The OCRWM provides information about OCRWM activities and in this issue has articles on multi-purpose canister design, and transportation cask trailer.

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