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  1. http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology SMAP SAR* On-Orbit Misalignment Calibration Dynamics & Control, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA *Synthetic Aperture Radar #12;Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory California

  2. JET PROPULSION LABORATORY 1979 Annual Report

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    JET PROPULSION LABORATORY 1979 Annual Report #12;(Cover) 10, one of Jupiter's largest moons cloud cover. The remote-sensing capability was developed byIPL for Seasat ocean observations at IPL, and that gives the people who work here astrong sense ofpride, identity, and purpose. I see

  3. MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

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    Christian, Eric

    MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL FROM SHATTERED STAR The signal of a cataclysmic magnetic flare emanating from a star that cracked apart about some of the most unusual stars in the universe. The magnetic burst from the star SGR1900

  4. PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

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    Christian, Eric

    PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL are above the current sheet, they detect magnetic fields directed outward from the sun. When spacecraft observing magnetic field lines pointing inward only," Marsden said. A pair of magnetometers, each able

  5. SUNITA PAYRA VERMA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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    Associate · In project entitled "Scale up to obtain super clean coal - Organo-refining and identification1 SUNITA PAYRA VERMA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology M/S 183 2001- 2005 Centre for Atmospheric Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India

  6. JET PROPULSION LABORATORY 1987 ANNUAL REPORT (Cover) At the heart of the

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    JET PROPULSION LABORATORY 1987 ANNUAL REPORT #12;(Cover) At the heart of the hypercube, which and developed at IPL in 1987 and is one of many technological advances that took place this year, a year filled of fields described in this report. The year reported here, 1987, was a period of progress to help NASA

  7. 1997A N N U A L R E P O R T Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    to new positions on top of what is probably soft ice or ice-crusted water. observing NASA's Galileo1997A N N U A L R E P O R T Jet Propulsion Laboratory #12;Below:This 360-degree panorama

  8. Jet propulsion without inertia

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    Saverio E. Spagnolie; Eric Lauga

    2010-05-04

    A body immersed in a highly viscous fluid can locomote by drawing in and expelling fluid through pores at its surface. We consider this mechanism of jet propulsion without inertia in the case of spheroidal bodies, and derive both the swimming velocity and the hydrodynamic efficiency. Elementary examples are presented, and exact axisymmetric solutions for spherical, prolate spheroidal, and oblate spheroidal body shapes are provided. In each case, entirely and partially porous (i.e. jetting) surfaces are considered, and the optimal jetting flow profiles at the surface for maximizing the hydrodynamic efficiency are determined computationally. The maximal efficiency which may be achieved by a sphere using such jet propulsion is 12.5%, a significant improvement upon traditional flagella-based means of locomotion at zero Reynolds number. Unlike other swimming mechanisms which rely on the presentation of a small cross section in the direction of motion, the efficiency of a jetting body at low Reynolds number increases as the body becomes more oblate, and limits to approximately 162% in the case of a flat plate swimming along its axis of symmetry. Our results are discussed in the light of slime extrusion mechanisms occurring in many cyanobacteria.

  9. Batteries and fuel cell research Sri Narayan worked for 20 years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he led the

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    Levi, Anthony F. J.

    Batteries and fuel cell research Sri Narayan worked for 20 years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he led the fuel cell research activities for over 15 years and also headed the development of direct methanol fuel cell power sources for military and commercial applications, developed new

  10. JET PROPULSION LAB 0 RAT 0 R Y

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    JET PROPULSION LAB 0 RAT 0 R Y ANN U A L REP 0 R T #12;#12;------ - - ~ CON TEN T S DIRECTOR Administration for the penod January 1 through December 31, 1986. JET PROPULSION LABORATORY Califorrua Institute, Voyager 2 gave us our first close view of the distant giant Uranus, its complex rings, inclined magnetic

  11. M. Bahrami ENSC 461 (S 11) Jet Propulsion Cycle 1 Ideal JetPropulsion Cycle

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    Bahrami, Majid

    M. Bahrami ENSC 461 (S 11) Jet Propulsion Cycle 1 Ideal JetPropulsion Cycle Gas-turbine engines. Aircraft gas turbines operate on an open cycle called jet-propulsion cycle. Some of the major differences between the gas-turbine and jet-propulsion cycles are: gases are expanded in the turbine to a pressure

  12. JET PROPULSION WITHOUT INERTIA Saverio E. Spagnolie

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    in and expelling fluid through pores at its surface. We consider this mechanism of jet propulsion without inertia://www.ima.umn.edu #12;Jet propulsion without inertia Saverio E. Spagnolie and Eric Lauga Department of MechanicalJET PROPULSION WITHOUT INERTIA By Saverio E. Spagnolie and Eric Lauga IMA Preprint Series # 2322

  13. Jet propulsion without inertia Saverio E. Spagnoliea

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    Lauga, Eric

    fluid through pores at its surface. We consider this mechanism of jet propulsion without inertiaJet propulsion without inertia Saverio E. Spagnoliea and Eric Laugab Department of Mechanical corrected 23 August 2010 A body immersed in a highly viscous fluid can locomote by drawing in and expelling

  14. Software Engineering for Space Exploration Iowa State University and Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

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    Lutz, Robyn R.

    1 Software Engineering for Space Exploration Robyn Lutz Iowa State University and Jet are transforming the way we explore space. Spacecraft are becoming more software-intensive in order to support flight and accelerated understanding of our universe. Advances in software engineering play a vital role

  15. We Brake for Mars Hi! My name is Mike Meacham. I'm an engineer here at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    We Brake for Mars Hi! My name is Mike Meacham. I'm an engineer here at the Jet Propulsion a really big parachute. To make these large parachutes you have to test them before you go. You need a way've got to test big here on Earth. You got to be a little crazy sometimes if you want to do crazy things

  16. Jet Propulsion Laboratory ANNUAL REPORT

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    landing sequence that ended with the rover safe on the Red Planet's surface. A century ago, President -- the Nuclear Spectro- scopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR -- join our fleet of off-world observatories scrutinizing the universe across the energy spec- trum. These promise science returns ranging

  17. Vortex Rings in Bio-inspired and Biological Jet Propulsion Paul S. Krueger1, a

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    Horth, Lisa

    of the latter, vortex rings are generated by the transient ejection of a jet from a tube or orifice, which leadsVortex Rings in Bio-inspired and Biological Jet Propulsion Paul S. Krueger1, a , Ali A. Moslemi1,b@odu.edu, e wstewart@uci.edu Keywords: Vortex rings, pulsed jets, propulsion, thrust, propulsive efficiency

  18. GRADUATE AERONAUTICAL LABORATORIES CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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    Barr, Al

    Firestone Flight Sciences Laboratory Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory Karman Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Jet Propulsion Pasadena #12;Experiments and modeling of impinging laminar jets at moderate separation

  19. PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

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    Christian, Eric

    Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, assigned to the Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. Before in the Space Defense Systems Air Force Space Division, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. In his earlier Air communications and scientific data collection for the highly productive Ulysses mission, a joint mission of NASA

  20. Many squid rely on jet propulsion for locomotion, which is inherently less efficient than the undulatory/oscillatory

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    Horth, Lisa

    Many squid rely on jet propulsion for locomotion, which is inherently less efficient than the undulatory/oscillatory locomotion employed by many fishes (Vogel, 1994). Jet propulsion is thought through an orifice, thus expelling relatively small volumes of water backwards with each jet pulse

  1. Astrophysical jets: Observations, numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments

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    Bellan, Paul M.

    Astrophysical jets: Observations, numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments P. M. Bellan,1; published online 22 April 2009 This paper provides summaries of ten talks on astrophysical jets given of observation, numerical modeling, and laboratory experiment. One essential feature of jets, namely

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    extensions of our ability to peer into the far reaches of our solar system, other galaxies, and the very to image the anisotropies of the cosmic background radiation field over the whole sky with unprecedented observatory launched to date. herschel observes at wavelengths that have never previously been explored. SPire

  3. LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER (BASED ON THE 2010 NASA LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WORKSHOP

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    Savin, Daniel Wolf

    1 LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER (BASED ON THE 2010 NASA LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WORKSHOP Federman, University of Toledo Paul Goldsmith, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Caroline Kilbourne, NASA Ridge National Laboratory, LOC Chair Susanna Widicus Weaver, Emory University Additional contributions

  4. Fusion for Deep Space Propulsion K.E. Miller and John Slough, Redmond Plasma Physics Laboratory,

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Mirror Coil Direct Energy Converter Magnetic Confinement Coils FRC Plasma Exhaust: Sp. Impulse 106Experiment Fusion for Deep Space Propulsion K.E. Miller and John Slough, Redmond Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of Washington #12;FRC as Power Source and Ion Engine for High Energy Space Missions

  5. Laboratory plasma physics experiments using merging supersonic plasma jets

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    Hsu, S C; Merritt, E C; Adams, C S; Dunn, J P; Brockington, S; Case, A; Gilmore, M; Lynn, A G; Messer, S J; Witherspoon, F D

    2014-01-01

    We describe a laboratory plasma physics experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory that uses two merging supersonic plasma jets formed and launched by pulsed-power-driven rail guns. The jets can be formed using any atomic species or mixture available in a compressed-gas bottle and have the following nominal initial parameters at the railgun nozzle exit: $n_e\\approx n_i \\sim 10^{16}$ cm$^{-3}$, $T_e \\approx T_i \\approx 1.4$ eV, $V_{\\rm jet}\\approx 30$-100 km/s, mean charge $\\bar{Z}\\approx 1$, sonic Mach number $M_s\\equiv V_{\\rm jet}/C_s>10$, jet diameter $=5$ cm, and jet length $\\approx 20$ cm. Experiments to date have focused on the study of merging-jet dynamics and the shocks that form as a result of the interaction, in both collisional and collisionless regimes with respect to the inter-jet classical ion mean free path, and with and without an applied magnetic field. However, many other studies are also possible, as discussed in this paper.

  6. AERONAUTICS The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Karman

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    AERONAUTICS The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Karman Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics in fluid dynamics and mechanics of solids and materials. Research at GALCIT has traditionally pio- neered and Jet Propulsion, and the Firestone Flight Sciences Laboratory form the Graduate Aeronautical

  7. AERONAUTICS The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Krmn

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    AERONAUTICS The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Kármán Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics in fluid dynamics and mechanics of solids and materials. Educational and research thrusts include and Jet Propulsion, and the Firestone Flight Sciences Laboratory form the Graduate Aeronautical

  8. AERONAUTICS The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Krmn

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    AERONAUTICS The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Kármán Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Jet Propulsion, and the Firestone Flight Sciences Laboratory form the Graduate Aeronautical the broad field known as aeronautics and space engineering. Areas of Research Aeronautics has evolved

  9. The evolution of magnetic tower jets in the laboratory

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    A. Ciardi; S. V. Lebedev; A. Frank; E. G. Blackman; J. P. Chittenden; C. J. Jennings; D. J. Ampleford; S. N. Bland; S. C. Bott; J. Rapley; G. N. Hall; F. A. Suzuki-Vidal; A. Marocchino; T. Lery; C. Stehle

    2006-11-14

    The evolution of laboratory produced magnetic jets is followed numerically through three-dimensional, non-ideal magnetohydrodynamic simulations. The experiments are designed to study the interaction of a purely toroidal field with an extended plasma background medium. The system is observed to evolve into a structure consisting of an approximately cylindrical magnetic cavity with an embedded magnetically confined jet on its axis. The supersonic expansion produces a shell of swept-up shocked plasma which surrounds and partially confines the magnetic tower. Currents initially flow along the walls of the cavity and in the jet but the development of current-driven instabilities leads to the disruption of the jet and a re-arrangement of the field and currents. The top of the cavity breaks-up and a well collimated, radiatively cooled, 'clumpy' jet emerges from the system.

  10. Laboratory plasma physics experiments using merging supersonic plasma jets

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    Hsu, S. C.; Moser, A. L.; Merritt, E. C.; Adams, C. S.; Dunn, J. P.; Brockington, S.; Case, A.; Gilmore, M.; Lynn, A. G.; Messer, S. J.; et al

    2015-04-01

    We describe a laboratory plasma physics experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory that uses two merging supersonic plasma jets formed and launched by pulsed-power-driven railguns. The jets can be formed using any atomic species or mixture available in a compressed-gas bottle and have the following nominal initial parameters at the railgun nozzle exit: ne ? ni ~ 10¹? cm?³, Te ? Ti ? 1.4 eV, Vjet ? 30–100 km/s, mean charge $\\bar{Z}$ ? 1, sonic Mach number Ms ? Vjet/Cs > 10, jet diameter = 5 cm, and jet length ? 20 cm. Experiments to date have focused on themore »study of merging-jet dynamics and the shocks that form as a result of the interaction, in both collisional and collisionless regimes with respect to the inter-jet classical ion mean free path, and with and without an applied magnetic field. However, many other studies are also possible, as discussed in this paper.« less

  11. Laboratory for Atmospheric and

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Activity Report 2008 University of Colorado at Boulder, Jet Propulsion Laboratory) LASP: A Brief History In 1946-47, a handful of American universities joined Laboratory (now the Phillips Laboratory), the University of Colorado formed a research group called the Upper

  12. Air-Breathing Propulsion Qualifier Question -2012 A gas turbine jet engine, shown schematically in Figure 1, is operated on a stationary test stand.

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Air-Breathing Propulsion Qualifier Question - 2012 A gas turbine jet engine, shown schematically compressor, a combustion chamber (combustor), a single stage turbine, and an ideally expanded nozzle (nozzle ratio ( C = Tt2 /Tt1 ), what is the turbine stagnation temperature ratio T = Tt4 /Tt3 ? (Suggestion

  13. Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Electric Propulsion and Plasmadynamics Laboratory (EPPDyL)*

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    Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Electric Propulsion and Plasmadynamics with electronic instrumentation is desirable. MAGNETIC NOZZLES ­ Aid in the construction of a magnetic nozzle experiment for plasma propulsion applications. Student will work with a large vacuum chamber, thrust stand

  14. Laboratory simulations of astrophysical jets and solar coronal loops: new results

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    Bellan, Paul M.

    Laboratory simulations of astrophysical jets and solar coronal loops: new results P. M. Bellan, D jets and in addition are intimately related to solar coronal loops. The jets are driven to solar coronal loops; the experimental layouts and images of typical plasmas are shown in Figs.1 and 2

  15. A laboratory plasma experiment for studying magnetic dynamics of accretion discs and jets

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    Hsu, Scott

    A laboratory plasma experiment for studying magnetic dynamics of accretion discs and jets S. C. Hsu into the magnetic dynamics of accretion discs and jets. A high-speed multiple-frame CCD camera reveals images of the formation and helical instability of a collimated plasma, similar to MHD models of disc jets, and also

  16. Simulating Astrophysical Jets in Laboratory Experiments Paul M. Bellan, Setthivoine You, and Scott C. Hsu

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    Bellan, Paul M.

    Simulating Astrophysical Jets in Laboratory Experiments Paul M. Bellan, Setthivoine You, and Scott and appropriate boundary conditions have been used to create simulations of magnetically driven astrophysical jets initial flux tubes, corresponding to eight gas injection locations, merge to form the jet which lengthens

  17. Rover Technology Development and Infusion for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory Mission

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    Volpe, Richard

    Rover Technology Development and Infusion for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory Mission Richard Volpe and Stephen Peters Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 91103 email: {firstname.lastname}@jpl.nasa.gov Keywords: Spacecraft Autonomy, Planetary Robotics, Technology

  18. NASA LAW 2006 LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER 1 LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER

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    Savin, Daniel Wolf

    NASA LAW 2006 LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER 1 LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WHITE PAPER (BASED ON THE 2006 NASA LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS WORKSHOP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 14-16 FEBRUARY, 2006 Chutjian (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Gary Ferland (University of Ken- tucky), Steve Manson (Georgia State

  19. A model for eastward and westward jets in laboratory experiments and planetary atmospheres

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    Marcus, Philip S.

    ; accepted 21 October 1997 Flows in a rotating annular tank J. Sommeria, S. D. Meyers, and H. L. Swinney of the laboratory flow that is based on a Bickley jet; this raises concerns about previous calculations of Physics. S1070-6631 98 01405-6 I. INTRODUCTION In laboratory flows in rotating annuli that were designed

  20. Propulsion materials

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    Wall, Edward J.; Sullivan, Rogelio A.; Gibbs, Jerry L.

    2008-01-01

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Vehicle Technologies (OVT) is pleased to introduce the FY 2007 Annual Progress Report for the Propulsion Materials Research and Development Program. Together with DOE national laboratories and in partnership with private industry and universities across the United States, the program continues to engage in research and development (R&D) that provides enabling materials technology for fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly commercial and passenger vehicles.

  1. JET PROPULSION LABORATORY 1981 ANNUAL REPORT Qwer The tem:lln of the

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    's Message 2 Deep Space Exploration 4 Telecommunicatlons Systems 18 Earth Observations 24 Energy of understand- ing of the solar system's major planet. New missions-the In- frared Astronomical Satellite Desert) Ul northern Iran IS seen In thIS color.-processed IIIDsalC of nnages taken Iry lPL's Shuttle

  2. Jet Propulsion Laboratory 1974-1975 Annual Report Cover The Manner 10 commemoratMl

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    spectroscopy, drop dynamics, laser technol- ogy, and photovoltaic research. Major trends were beginning industry's capacity to utilize solar radiation in reducing the nation's dependence on fossil fuels

  3. JET FORMATION AND allbook.tex; 15/11/2000; 21:17; p.1

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    Greiner, Jochen

    Part V JET FORMATION AND DYNAMICS allbook.tex; 15/11/2000; 21:17; p.1 #12; 2 allbook.tex; 15/11/2000; 21:17; p.2 #12; Relativistic Jet Formation in Microquasars David L. Meier Jet Propulsion Laboratory to a Lorentz factor of #24; 3 (0.94c). It is generally believed that such ow velocities indicate that jet

  4. Fundamentals of Propulsion Class/Laboratory Schedule: four lecture hours per week, eight hours outside preparation. 12

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    Fainman, Yeshaiahu

    and space vehicle propulsion. Analysis and design of gas turbines, inlets, compressors, combustion chambers and Required Materials: Jack D. Mattingly, Elements of Propulsion, Gas Turbines and Rockets, AIAA Education, and compressible flow fundamentals in the operation of air breathing engines (gas turbines). [1a, 3c, 5e, 9i, AE12

  5. NASA's progress in nuclear electric propulsion technology

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    Stone, J.R.; Doherty, M.P.; Peecook, K.M.

    1993-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has established a requirement for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology for robotic planetary science mission applications with potential future evolution to systems for piloted Mars vehicles. To advance the readiness of NEP for these challenging missions, a near-term flight demonstration on a meaningful robotic science mission is very desirable. The requirements for both near-term and outer planet science missions are briefly reviewed, and the near-term baseline system established under a recent study jointly conducted by the Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is described. Technology issues are identified where work is needed to establish the technology for the baseline system, and technology opportunities which could provide improvement beyond baseline capabilities are discussed. Finally, the plan to develop this promising technology is presented and discussed. 19 refs.

  6. NASA's progress in nuclear electric propulsion technology

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    Stone, J.R.; Doherty, M.P.; Peecook, K.M.

    1993-06-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has established a requirement for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology for robotic planetary science mission applications with potential future evolution to systems for piloted Mars vehicles. To advance the readiness of NEP for these challenging missions, a near-term flight demonstration on a meaningful robotic science mission is very desirable. The requirements for both near-term and outer planet science missions are briefly reviewed, and the near-term baseline system established under a recent study jointly conducted by the Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is described. Technology issues are identified where work is needed to establish the technology for the baseline system, and technology opportunities which could provide improvement beyond baseline capabilities are discussed. Finally, the plan to develop this promising technology is presented and discussed.

  7. Particle-in-cell simulations of collisionless shock formation via head-on merging of two laboratory supersonic plasma jets

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    Thoma, C.; Welch, D. R.; Hsu, S. C.

    2013-08-15

    We describe numerical simulations, using the particle-in-cell (PIC) and hybrid-PIC code lsp[T. P. Hughes et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 2, 110401 (1999)], of the head-on merging of two laboratory supersonic plasma jets. The goals of these experiments are to form and study astrophysically relevant collisionless shocks in the laboratory. Using the plasma jet initial conditions (density ?10{sup 14}–10{sup 16} cm{sup ?3}, temperature ? few eV, and propagation speed ?20–150 km/s), large-scale simulations of jet propagation demonstrate that interactions between the two jets are essentially collisionless at the merge region. In highly resolved one- and two-dimensional simulations, we show that collisionless shocks are generated by the merging jets when immersed in applied magnetic fields (B?0.1–1 T). At expected plasma jet speeds of up to 150 km/s, our simulations do not give rise to unmagnetized collisionless shocks, which require much higher velocities. The orientation of the magnetic field and the axial and transverse density gradients of the jets have a strong effect on the nature of the interaction. We compare some of our simulation results with those of previously published PIC simulation studies of collisionless shock formation.

  8. 1Pre-Decisional --For Planning and Discussion Purposes Only. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. 1Jet Propulsion Laboratory,

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    of habitability below? Energy: Can chemical disequilibrium provide energy for life? Chemistry Energy Water Habitability Water: Are a global ocean and lakes of water hidden below the ice? Pre-Decisional -- For Planning the Clipper concept · NASA released ICEE NRA to aid in retiring instrument risk · Top-priority mission trades

  9. Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise...

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    Umesh Paliath, GE Global Research; Joe Insley, Argonne National Laboratory Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise Computation PI Name: Umesh Paliath PI...

  10. A Laboratory Experiment of Magnetic Reconnection: Outflows, Heating and Waves in Chromospheric Jets

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    Nishizuka, N; Tanabe, H; Kuwahata, A; Kaminou, Y; Ono, Y; Inomoto, M; Shimizu, T

    2014-01-01

    Hinode observations have revealed intermittent recurrent plasma ejections/jets in the chromosphere. These are interpreted as a result of non-perfectly anti-parallel magnetic reconnection, i.e. component reconnection, between a twisted magnetic flux tube and the pre-existing coronal/chromospheric magnetic field, though the fundamental physics of component reconnection is unrevealed. In this paper, we experimentally reproduced the magnetic configuration and investigated the dynamics of plasma ejections, heating and wave generation triggered by component reconnection in the chromosphere. We set plasma parameters as in the chromosphere (density 10^14 cm^-3, temperature 5-10 eV, i.e. (5-10)x10^4 K, and reconnection magnetic field 200 G) using argon plasma. Our experiment shows bi-directional outflows with the speed of 5 km/s at maximum, ion heating in the downstream area over 30 eV and magnetic fluctuations mainly at 5-10 us period. We succeeded in qualitatively reproducing chromospheric jets, but quantitatively w...

  11. A Review of Laser Ablation Propulsion

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    Phipps, Claude; Bohn, Willy; Lippert, Thomas; Sasoh, Akihiro; Schall, Wolfgang; Sinko, John

    2010-10-08

    Laser Ablation Propulsion is a broad field with a wide range of applications. We review the 30-year history of laser ablation propulsion from the transition from earlier pure photon propulsion concepts of Oberth and Saenger through Kantrowitz's original laser ablation propulsion idea to the development of air-breathing 'Lightcraft' and advanced spacecraft propulsion engines. The polymers POM and GAP have played an important role in experiments and liquid ablation fuels show great promise. Some applications use a laser system which is distant from the propelled object, for example, on another spacecraft, the Earth or a planet. Others use a laser that is part of the spacecraft propulsion system on the spacecraft. Propulsion is produced when an intense laser beam strikes a condensed matter surface and produces a vapor or plasma jet. The advantages of this idea are that exhaust velocity of the propulsion engine covers a broader range than is available from chemistry, that it can be varied to meet the instantaneous demands of the particular mission, and that practical realizations give lower mass and greater simplicity for a payload delivery system. We review the underlying theory, buttressed by extensive experimental data. The primary problem in laser space propulsion theory has been the absence of a way to predict thrust and specific impulse over the transition from the vapor to the plasma regimes. We briefly discuss a method for combining two new vapor regime treatments with plasma regime theory, giving a smooth transition from one regime to the other. We conclude with a section on future directions.

  12. Numerical simulations of volcanic jets: Importance of vent overpressure

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    Ogden, Darcy E.; Wohletz, Kenneth H.; Glatzmaier, Gary A.; Brodsky, Emily E.

    2008-01-01

    Laboratory studies of volcanic jets, J. Geophys. Res. , 89(Analysis of supersonic air jets, Phys. Rev. , 76(5), 662 –and dynamics of supersonic jets, Astron. Astrophys. , 113(

  13. Jet Streams Jet Streams

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    Hennon, Christopher C.

    ATMS 310 Jet Streams Jet Streams A jet stream is an intense (30+ m/s in upper troposphere, 15+ m of air associated with strong (at least 5-10 ms-1 km-1 ) vertical wind shear. A Jet Streak is an isotach maximum embedded within a jet stream. Jet streams are mesoscale in the cross-flow direction and synoptic

  14. AIAA Paper 2006-0102 Analysis of Jet Effects on Co-Flow Jet Airfoil

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    Zha, Gecheng

    engine inlet j jet injection Freestream Greek Letters: Turbulent Dissipation Rate Ratio of SpecificAIAA Paper 2006-0102 Analysis of Jet Effects on Co-Flow Jet Airfoil Performance with Integrated Propulsion System Ge-Cheng Zha and Wei Gao Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Miami

  15. Jet Papers presented to the 11th Colloquium on UV and X-Ray Spectroscopy of Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (Nagoya, Japan, 29th May – 2nd June 1995)

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    Jet Papers presented to the 11th Colloquium on UV and X-Ray Spectroscopy of Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (Nagoya, Japan, 29th May – 2nd June 1995)

  16. Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program

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    Diamond, S.; Johnson, D.R.

    1999-04-26

    The objective of the Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program is to develop the enabling materials technology for the clean, high-efficiency diesel truck engines of the future. The development of cleaner, higher-efficiency diesel engines imposes greater mechanical, thermal, and tribological demands on materials of construction. Often the enabling technology for a new engine component is the material from which the part can be made. The Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program is a partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE), and the diesel engine companies in the United States, materials suppliers, national laboratories, and universities. A comprehensive research and development program has been developed to meet the enabling materials requirements for the diesel engines of the future. Advanced materials, including high-temperature metal alloys, intermetallics, cermets, ceramics, amorphous materials, metal- and ceramic-matrix composites, and coatings, are investigated for critical engine applications.

  17. Cover: Mariner 9 spacecraft. JET PROPULSION

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    programs included a police air patrol system, a school alarm system, monitoring systems for hos- pitals, and studies of water pollution and energy management. In general, 1971 was a year of solid ac- complishment following gravity acceleration from the field of Venus. The spacecraft system design was essentially

  18. Survey and analysis of materials research and development at selected federal laboratories

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    Reed, J.E.; Fink, C.R.

    1984-04-01

    This document presents the results of an effort to transfer existing, but relatively unknown, materials R and D from selected federal laboratories to industry. More specifically, recent materials-related work at seven federal laboratories potentially applicable to improving process energy efficiency and overall productiviy in six energy-intensive manufacturing industries was evaluated, catalogued, and distributed to industry representatives to gauge their reaction. Laboratories surveyed include: Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories Material Laboratory (AFWAL). Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Flight Center (NASA Marshall), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Industries included in the effort are: aluminum, cement, paper and allied products, petroleum, steel and textiles.

  19. Miniconference on astrophysical jets P. M. Bellan

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    Bellan, Paul M.

    Miniconference on astrophysical jets P. M. Bellan Applied Physics, California Institute 9 May 2005 This miniconference brought together observers of astrophysical jets, analytic and numerical modelers of both astrophysical jets and spheromaks, and laboratory experimentalists. The purpose

  20. JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 16, No. 3, MayJune 2000

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    Flandro, Gary A.

    JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 16, No. 3, May­June 2000 Convergence of Two Analytical and Jet Propulsion Cen- ter. Member AIAA. = mean ratio of specific heats = pressure wave amplitude, Ap-flow effects are properly accounted for. Such effects must be included when the wave motion is parallel

  1. Efficiency of Fish Propulsion

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    Maertens, A P; Yue, D K P

    2014-01-01

    It is shown that the system efficiency of a self-propelled flexible body is ill-defined unless one considers the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, defined as the ratio of the power needed to tow a body in rigid-straight condition over the power it needs for self-propulsion, both measured for the same speed. Through examples we show that the quasi-propulsive efficiency is the only rational non-dimensional metric of the propulsive fitness of fish and fish-like mechanisms. Using two-dimensional viscous simulations and the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, we discuss the efficiency two-dimensional undulating foils. We show that low efficiencies, due to adverse body-propulsor hydrodynamic interactions, cannot be accounted for by the increase in friction drag.

  2. AIAA 2014-3820 Propulsion and Energy Forum

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    Zha, Gecheng

    -breathing engine heated by a fission nuclear reactor based on the open Brayton cycle. The engine will generate both density of nuclear fission. The ultra-high lift co-flow jet flow control airfoil will be implemented/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference Mars Aerial Nuclear Global Landing Explorer: A Global Mobility and Multi

  3. Laboratory

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    Mexican pueblo preserves cultural history through collaborative tours with Los Alamos National Laboratory August 24, 2015 Students gain new insights into their ancestry LOS ALAMOS,...

  4. Feasibility of MHD submarine propulsion

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    Doss, E.D. ); Sikes, W.C. )

    1992-09-01

    This report describes the work performed during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the collaborative research program established between Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS). Phase I of the program focused on the development of computer models for Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) propulsion. Phase 2 focused on the experimental validation of the thruster performance models and the identification, through testing, of any phenomena which may impact the attractiveness of this propulsion system for shipboard applications. The report discusses in detail the work performed in Phase 2 of the program. In Phase 2, a two Tesla test facility was designed, built, and operated. The facility test loop, its components, and their design are presented. The test matrix and its rationale are discussed. Representative experimental results of the test program are presented, and are compared to computer model predictions. In general, the results of the tests and their comparison with the predictions indicate that thephenomena affecting the performance of MHD seawater thrusters are well understood and can be accurately predicted with the developed thruster computer models.

  5. ECR-GDM Thruster for Fusion Propulsion

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    Brainerd, Jerome J.; Reisz, Al [Reisz Engineers 2909 Johnson Rd. Huntsville, Alabama 35805 256-325-2531 (United States)

    2009-03-16

    The concept of the Gasdynamic Mirror (GDM) device for fusion propulsion was proposed by and Lee (1995) over a decade ago and several theoretical papers has supported the feasibility of the concept. A new ECR plasma source has been built to supply power to the GDM experimental thruster previously tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The new plasma generator, powered by microwaves at 2.45 or 10 GHz. is currently being tested. This ECR plasma source operates in a number of distinct plasma modes, depending upon the strength and shape of the local magnetic field. Of particular interest is the compact plasma jet issuing form the plasma generator when operated in a mirror configuration. The measured velocity profile in the jet plume is bimodal, possibly as a result of the GDM effect in the ECR chamber of the thruster.

  6. Contributions Regarding the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion

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    Mitrica, Bogdan; Petre, Marian; Dima, Mihai Octavian; Stanciu, Virgil; Petre, Carmelia; Precup, Irinel

    2010-01-21

    The possibility to use a nuclear reactor for airplanes propulsion was investigated taking in to account 2 possible solutions: the direct cycle (where the fluid pass through the reactor's core) and the indirect cycle (where the fluid is passing through a heat exchanger). Taking in to account the radioprotection problems, the only realistic solution seems to be the indirect cycle, where the energy transfer should be performed by a heat exchanger that must work at very high speed of the fluid. The heat exchanger will replace the classical burning room. We had performed a more precise theoretical study for the nuclear jet engine regarding the performances of the nuclear reactor, of the heat exchanger and of the jet engine. It was taken in to account that in the moment when the burning room is replaced by a heat exchanger, a new model for gasodynamic process from the engine must be performed. Studies regarding the high flow speed heat transfer were performed.

  7. Progress in colloid propulsion

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    López Urdiales, Jóse Mariano, 1977-

    2004-01-01

    In the early decades of the Space Age, a great deal of work was put into the development of the Colloid Thruster as an electric propulsion system for spacecraft. In spite of the effort by the end of the 70s the programs ...

  8. Propulsion engineering study for small-scale Mars missions

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    Whitehead, J.

    1995-09-12

    Rocket propulsion options for small-scale Mars missions are presented and compared, particularly for the terminal landing maneuver and for sample return. Mars landing has a low propulsive {Delta}v requirement on a {approximately}1-minute time scale, but at a high acceleration. High thrust/weight liquid rocket technologies, or advanced pulse-capable solids, developed during the past decade for missile defense, are therefore more appropriate for small Mars landers than are conventional space propulsion technologies. The advanced liquid systems are characterize by compact lightweight thrusters having high chamber pressures and short lifetimes. Blowdown or regulated pressure-fed operation can satisfy the Mars landing requirement, but hardware mass can be reduced by using pumps. Aggressive terminal landing propulsion designs can enable post-landing hop maneuvers for some surface mobility. The Mars sample return mission requires a small high performance launcher having either solid motors or miniature pump-fed engines. Terminal propulsion for 100 kg Mars landers is within the realm of flight-proven thruster designs, but custom tankage is desirable. Landers on a 10 kg scale also are feasible, using technology that has been demonstrated but not previously flown in space. The number of sources and the selection of components are extremely limited on this smallest scale, so some customized hardware is required. A key characteristic of kilogram-scale propulsion is that gas jets are much lighter than liquid thrusters for reaction control. The mass and volume of tanks for inert gas can be eliminated by systems which generate gas as needed from a liquid or a solid, but these have virtually no space flight history. Mars return propulsion is a major engineering challenge; earth launch is the only previously-solved propulsion problem requiring similar or greater performance.

  9. Deuterium microbomb rocket propulsion

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    Friedwardt Winterberg

    2008-12-02

    Large scale manned space flight within the solar system is still confronted with the solution of two problems: 1. A propulsion system to transport large payloads with short transit times between different planetary orbits. 2. A cost effective lifting of large payloads into earth orbit. For the solution of the first problem a deuterium fusion bomb propulsion system is proposed where a thermonuclear detonation wave is ignited in a small cylindrical assembly of deuterium with a gigavolt-multimegampere proton beam, drawn from the magnetically insulated spacecraft acting in the ultrahigh vacuum of space as a gigavolt capacitor. For the solution of the second problem, the ignition is done by argon ion lasers driven by high explosives, with the lasers destroyed in the fusion explosion and becoming part of the exhaust.

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverseIMPACTThousand CubicResource andfirstDeviceLabLabor ComplianceLaboratories

  11. n a press conference on September 12, NASA announced that Voyager

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    . This resilient robot, built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), had burst through the sun's magnetic

  12. Functions and Requirements for a Waste Conveyance Jet Pump for the Gunite and Associated Tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    OD Mullen

    1998-11-05

    Since the mid 1940's, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have conducted research and development activities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in support of urgent national interests in the fields of nuclear weaponry and nuclear energy. Some of these activities resulted in radiologically hazardous waste being temporarily deposited at ORNL in Waste Area Grouping 1. At this location, waste is stored in several underground storage tanks, awaiting ultimate final disposal. There are tanks of two basic categories; one category is referred to as the "gunite" tanks, and the other category is `associated" tanks. The ORNL Gunite and Associated Tanks Treatability Study (GMT-TS) project was initiated in fiscal year (FY) 1994 to support a record of decision in selecting from seven different options of technologies for retrieval and remediation of these tanks. This decision process is part of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), Remedial investigation and Feasibility Study (R1/FS) presented to DOE and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). As part of this decision process, new waste retrieval technologies were evaluated at the 25-ft diameter gunite tanks in the North Tank Farm.

  13. Propulsion considerations for supersonic oblique flying wings

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    Shinagawa, Yuto

    2006-01-01

    Propulsion considerations unique to the supersonic oblique flying wing, including cycle selection, sizing, and integration were investigated via the development and interrogation of aerodynamic and propulsive synthesis ...

  14. Vorticity structure and evolution in a transverse jet with new algorithms for scalable particle simulation

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    Marzouk, Youssef M. (Youssef Mohamed)

    2004-01-01

    Transverse jets arise in many applications, including propulsion, effluent dispersion, oil field flows, V/STOL aerodynamics, and drug delivery. Furthermore, they exemplify flows dominated by coherent structures that cascade ...

  15. Lagrangian simulation of transverse jets with a distribution-based diffusion scheme

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    Wee, Daehyun, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Transverse jets form a dominant group of flow fields arising in many applications of modern energy utilization, including propulsion and effluent dispersion. Furthermore, they form canonical examples where the flow field ...

  16. Ontogeny of Squid Mantle Function: Changes in the Mechanics of Escape-Jet Locomotion in the Oval

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    Kier, William M.

    Ontogeny of Squid Mantle Function: Changes in the Mechanics of Escape-Jet Locomotion in the Oval.01). These ontogenetic changes in the mechanics of the escape jet suggest (1) that propulsion efficiency of the exhalant phase of the jet is highest in hatchlings, and (2) that the mechanics of the circumferential muscles

  17. Fuzzy Jets

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    Mackey, Lester; Schwartzman, Ariel; Stansbury, Conrad

    2015-01-01

    Collimated streams of particles produced in high energy physics experiments are organized using clustering algorithms to form jets. To construct jets, the experimental collaborations based at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) primarily use agglomerative hierarchical clustering schemes known as sequential recombination. We propose a new class of algorithms for clustering jets that use infrared and collinear safe mixture models. These new algorithms, known as fuzzy jets, are clustered using maximum likelihood techniques and can dynamically determine various properties of jets like their size. We show that the fuzzy jet size adds additional information to conventional jet tagging variables. Furthermore, we study the impact of pileup and show that with some slight modifications to the algorithm, fuzzy jets can be stable up to high pileup interaction multiplicities.

  18. Fuzzy Jets

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    Lester Mackey; Benjamin Nachman; Ariel Schwartzman; Conrad Stansbury

    2015-09-07

    Collimated streams of particles produced in high energy physics experiments are organized using clustering algorithms to form jets. To construct jets, the experimental collaborations based at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) primarily use agglomerative hierarchical clustering schemes known as sequential recombination. We propose a new class of algorithms for clustering jets that use infrared and collinear safe mixture models. These new algorithms, known as fuzzy jets, are clustered using maximum likelihood techniques and can dynamically determine various properties of jets like their size. We show that the fuzzy jet size adds additional information to conventional jet tagging variables. Furthermore, we study the impact of pileup and show that with some slight modifications to the algorithm, fuzzy jets can be stable up to high pileup interaction multiplicities.

  19. annual progress report Propulsion Materials

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    Pennycook, Steve

    for Propulsion Materials Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Vehicle Technologies Advanced Materials Agreement 13295 - Permanent Magnet Development for Automotive Traction Motors......... 55 PROJECT 18517 PROJECT 18519 ­ MATERIALS FOR CONTROL OF EXHAUST GASES AND ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEMS

  20. annual progress report Propulsion Materials

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Progress Report for Propulsion Materials Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Vehicle - Permanent Magnet Development for Automotive Traction Motors......... 47 PROJECT 18518 - MATERIALS FOR HIGH)...................................................................... 193 PROJECT 18519 ­ MATERIALS FOR CONTROL OF EXHAUST GASES AND ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEMS

  1. Nuclear Propulsion in Space (1968)

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    2012-06-23

    Project NERVA was an acronym for Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application, a joint program of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and NASA managed by the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO) at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada U.S.A. Between 1959 and 1972, the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office oversaw 23 reactor tests, both the program and the office ended at the end of 1972.

  2. Nuclear Propulsion in Space (1968)

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    None

    2014-06-17

    Project NERVA was an acronym for Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application, a joint program of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and NASA managed by the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO) at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Jackass Flats, Nevada U.S.A. Between 1959 and 1972, the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office oversaw 23 reactor tests, both the program and the office ended at the end of 1972.

  3. Jets in Soft-Collinear Effective Theory

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    Hornig, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Jet Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Event Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JetQuark Jet

  4. Stellar jets

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    Thomas J. Maccarone

    2008-05-23

    With a goal of understanding the conditions under which jets might be produced in novae and related objects, I consider the conditions under which jets are produced from other classes of accreting compact objects. I give an overview of accretion disk spectral states, including a discussion of in which states these jets are seen. I highlight the differences between neutron stars and black holes, which may help give us insights about when and how the presence of a solid surface may help or inhibit jet production.

  5. Gravitomagnetic Jets

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    C. Chicone; B. Mashhoon

    2011-03-12

    We present a family of dynamic rotating cylindrically symmetric Ricci-flat gravitational fields whose geodesic motions have the structure of gravitomagnetic jets. These correspond to helical motions of free test particles up and down parallel to the axis of cylindrical symmetry and are reminiscent of the motion of test charges in a magnetic field. The speed of a test particle in a gravitomagnetic jet asymptotically approaches the speed of light. Moreover, numerical evidence suggests that jets are attractors. The possible implications of our results for the role of gravitomagnetism in the formation of astrophysical jets are briefly discussed.

  6. Pulsed jet dynamics of squid hatchlings at intermediate Reynolds numbers Ian K. Bartol, Paul S. Krueger, William J. Stewart and Joseph T. Thompson

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    Horth, Lisa

    Pulsed jet dynamics of squid hatchlings at intermediate Reynolds numbers Ian K. Bartol, Paul S of various appendages, squid paralarvae (hatchlings) employ a pulsed jet for locomotion at intermediate Re different propulsive mechanism, i.e. jetting, involves (1) radial expansion of the mantle, resulting

  7. Several groups of fishes have been shown to use or are suspected of using water jets from the opercular valves to aid

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    Fish, Frank

    Several groups of fishes have been shown to use or are suspected of using water jets from, 1987; Pietsch and Grobecker, 1987). Most studies of jet propulsion in fishes have been concerned with multiple jets that produce continuous, if somewhat staccato, locomotion. Some sources, however, have

  8. HYDRODYNAMICS OF UNDULATORY PROPULSION GEORGE V. LAUDER

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    Lauder, George V.

    of a quantitative nature. The combination of highresolution highspeed video systems, high powered continuous wave11 HYDRODYNAMICS OF UNDULATORY PROPULSION GEORGE V. LAUDER ERIC D. TYTELL I. Introduction II. Classical Modes of Undulatory Propulsion III. Theory of Undulatory Propulsion A. Resistive Models B

  9. Curved Herbig-Haro Jets: Simulations and Experiments

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    A. Ciardi; D. J. Ampleford; S. V. Lebedev; C. Stehle

    2007-12-28

    Herbig-Haro jets often show some degree of curvature along their path, in many cases produced by the ram pressure of a side-wind. We present simulations of both laboratory and astrophysical curved jets and experimental results from laboratory experiments. We discuss the properties and similarities of the laboratory and astrophysical flow, which show the formation of internal shocks and working surfaces. In particular the results illustrate how the break-up of the bow-shock and clumps in the flow are produced without invoking jet variability; we also discuss how jet rotation reduces the growth of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in curved jets.

  10. 10/27/09 5:25 PMRobot Armada Might Scale New Worlds -NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Page 1 of 2http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/features.cfm?feature=2343

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    Arizona, University of

    , with an air balloon or airship floating overhead to provide a birds-eye view of mountain ranges, lakes the airship or orbiter could confirm that indeed the rover is in a dry riverbed - unlike current missions

  11. Temperature Effect on Acoustics of Supersonic Impinging Jet

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    impinging jets have been of interest both from an applications and a fundamental fluid mechanics point for Advanced Aero-Propulsion, Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL 32310 Paul A. Ragaller2 Department of Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute

  12. Cosmic Jets

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    C. Chicone; B. Mashhoon; K. Rosquist

    2011-02-17

    We discuss time-dependent gravitational fields that "accelerate" free test particles to the speed of light resulting in cosmic double-jet configurations. It turns out that complete gravitational collapse along a spatial axis together with corresponding expansion along the other two axes leads to the accelerated motion of free test particles up and down parallel to the collapse axis such that a double-jet pattern is asymptotically formed with respect to the collapsed configuration.

  13. Emerging Jets

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    Pedro Schwaller; Daniel Stolarski; Andreas Weiler

    2015-05-11

    In this work, we propose a novel search strategy for new physics at the LHC that utilizes calorimeter jets that (i) are composed dominantly of displaced tracks and (ii) have many different vertices within the jet cone. Such emerging jet signatures are smoking guns for models with a composite dark sector where a parton shower in the dark sector is followed by displaced decays of dark pions back to SM jets. No current LHC searches are sensitive to this type of phenomenology. We perform a detailed simulation for a benchmark signal with two regular and two emerging jets, and present and implement strategies to suppress QCD backgrounds by up to six orders of magnitude. At the 14 TeV LHC, this signature can be probed with mediator masses as large as 1.5 TeV for a range of dark pion lifetimes, and the reach is increased further at the high-luminosity LHC. The emerging jet search is also sensitive to a broad class of long-lived phenomena, and we show this for a supersymmetric model with R-parity violation. Possibilities for discovery at LHCb are also discussed.

  14. Feasibility of MHD submarine propulsion. Phase II, MHD propulsion: Testing in a two Tesla test facility

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    Doss, E.D.; Sikes, W.C.

    1992-09-01

    This report describes the work performed during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the collaborative research program established between Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS). Phase I of the program focused on the development of computer models for Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) propulsion. Phase 2 focused on the experimental validation of the thruster performance models and the identification, through testing, of any phenomena which may impact the attractiveness of this propulsion system for shipboard applications. The report discusses in detail the work performed in Phase 2 of the program. In Phase 2, a two Tesla test facility was designed, built, and operated. The facility test loop, its components, and their design are presented. The test matrix and its rationale are discussed. Representative experimental results of the test program are presented, and are compared to computer model predictions. In general, the results of the tests and their comparison with the predictions indicate that thephenomena affecting the performance of MHD seawater thrusters are well understood and can be accurately predicted with the developed thruster computer models.

  15. Jet observables without jet algorithms

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    Bertolini, Daniele

    We introduce a new class of event shapes to characterize the jet-like structure of an event. Like traditional event shapes, our observables are infrared/collinear safe and involve a sum over all hadrons in an event, but ...

  16. Lightweighting and Propulsion Materials Roadmapping Workshop...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Lightweighting and Propulsion Materials Roadmapping Workshop Outbrief 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

  17. Jet Quenching via Jet Collimation

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    Jorge Casalderrey-Solana; Jose Guilherme Milhano; Urs Achim Wiedemann

    2010-12-03

    The ATLAS Collaboration recently reported strong modifications of dijet properties in heavy ion collisions. In this work, we discuss to what extent these first data constrain already the microscopic mechanism underlying jet quenching. Simple kinematic arguments lead us to identify a frequency collimation mechanism via which the medium efficiently trims away the soft components of the jet parton shower. Through this mechanism, the observed dijet asymmetry can be accomodated with values of $\\hat{q}\\, L$ that lie in the expected order of magnitude.

  18. Propulsion in a viscoelastic fluid

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    Eric Lauga

    2007-03-21

    Flagella beating in complex fluids are significantly influenced by viscoelastic stresses. Relevant examples include the ciliary transport of respiratory airway mucus and the motion of spermatozoa in the mucus-filled female reproductive tract. We consider the simplest model of such propulsion and transport in a complex fluid, a waving sheet of small amplitude free to move in a polymeric fluid with a single relaxation time. We show that, compared to self-propulsion in a Newtonian fluid occurring at a velocity U_N, the sheet swims (or transports fluid) with velocity U / U_N = [1+De^2 (eta_s)/(eta) ]/[1+De^2], where eta_s is the viscosity of the Newtonian solvent, eta is the zero-shear-rate viscosity of the polymeric fluid, and De is the Deborah number for the wave motion, product of the wave frequency by the fluid relaxation time. Similar expressions are derived for the rate of work of the sheet and the mechanical efficiency of the motion. These results are shown to be independent of the particular nonlinear constitutive equations chosen for the fluid, and are valid for both waves of tangential and normal motion. The generalization to more than one relaxation time is also provided. In stark contrast with the Newtonian case, these calculations suggest that transport and locomotion in a non-Newtonian fluid can be conveniently tuned without having to modify the waving gait of the sheet but instead by passively modulating the material properties of the liquid.

  19. Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part II

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    Pakhomov, Andrew V.; Lin Jun; Thompson, M. Shane

    2004-03-30

    This paper presents an updated review of studies on Ablative Laser Propulsion conducted by the Laser Propulsion Group (LPG) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In particular, we describe the experimental technique developed for determination of specific impulses from plasma plume imaging with an intensified CCD camera.

  20. Ablative Laser Propulsion: An Update, Part I

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    Pakhomov, Andrew V.; Cohen, Timothy; Lin Jun; Thompson, M. Shane; Herren, Kenneth A.

    2004-03-30

    This paper presents an updated review of studies on Ablative Laser Propulsion conducted by the Laser Propulsion Group (LPG) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In particular, we describe the newest results of our experimental study of specific impulses and coupling coefficients achieved by double-pulsed ablation of graphite, aluminum, copper and lead targets.

  1. OBLIQUE DETONATIONS: THEORY AND PROPULSION APPLICATIONS

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    OBLIQUE DETONATIONS: THEORY AND PROPULSION APPLICATIONS Joseph M. Powers1 University of Notre Dame accelerator and the oblique detona- tion wave engine. Additionally, it is the generic two of both oblique det- onations and their application to propulsion devices. The plan of this paper

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual...

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    Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report This report...

  3. Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise...

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    GE propulsion systems Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise Computation PI Name: Umesh Paliath PI Email: paliath@ge.com Institution: GE Global Research...

  4. Hydrogen peroxide propulsion for smaller satellites (SSC98-VIII...

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    Conference: Hydrogen peroxide propulsion for smaller satellites (SSC98-VIII-1) Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Hydrogen peroxide propulsion for smaller satellites...

  5. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants | National Nuclear Security Administra...

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    Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants In naval nuclear propulsion plants, fissioning of uranium atoms in the reactor core produces heat. Because the fission process also produces...

  6. Looking From A Hilltop: Automotive Propulsion System Technology...

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    Looking From A Hilltop: Automotive Propulsion System Technology Looking From A Hilltop: Automotive Propulsion System Technology Outlook for global fuel economy requirements and...

  7. Merav Opher Merav Opher, Ph. D.

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    Opher, Merav

    ­ 2005 Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2001 ­ 2004 Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory 1999 ­ 2001 Postdoctoral Associate, Physics and Astronomy Department, Plasma Physics group are underlined) 1. Fermo, R., Opher, M., Drake, J., Magnetic reconnection in the interior

  8. Haar LBP Gabor Jet boosting Gabor Jet

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    Ai, Haizhou

    Boosting 1 boosting Haar LBP Gabor Jet boosting LBP Haar Gabor Jet boosting TP391. Further more, three kinds of local feature, Haar like feature, LBP histogram and Gabor jet are extracted, Haar like feature is more efficient for discriminating young and middle aged people, and Gabor Jet fits

  9. DICHOTOMY OF SOLAR CORONAL JETS: STANDARD JETS AND BLOWOUT JETS

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    Moore, Ronald L.; Cirtain, Jonathan W.; Sterling, Alphonse C.; Falconer, David A.

    2010-09-01

    By examining many X-ray jets in Hinode/X-Ray Telescope coronal X-ray movies of the polar coronal holes, we found that there is a dichotomy of polar X-ray jets. About two thirds fit the standard reconnection picture for coronal jets, and about one third are another type. We present observations indicating that the non-standard jets are counterparts of erupting-loop H{alpha} macrospicules, jets in which the jet-base magnetic arch undergoes a miniature version of the blowout eruptions that produce major coronal mass ejections. From the coronal X-ray movies we present in detail two typical standard X-ray jets and two typical blowout X-ray jets that were also caught in He II 304 A snapshots from STEREO/EUVI. The distinguishing features of blowout X-ray jets are (1) X-ray brightening inside the base arch in addition to the outside bright point that standard jets have, (2) blowout eruption of the base arch's core field, often carrying a filament of cool (T {approx} 10{sup 4} - 10{sup 5} K) plasma, and (3) an extra jet-spire strand rooted close to the bright point. We present cartoons showing how reconnection during blowout eruption of the base arch could produce the observed features of blowout X-ray jets. We infer that (1) the standard-jet/blowout-jet dichotomy of coronal jets results from the dichotomy of base arches that do not have and base arches that do have enough shear and twist to erupt open, and (2) there is a large class of spicules that are standard jets and a comparably large class of spicules that are blowout jets.

  10. ChemCam Rock Laser for the Mars Science Laboratory

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    LANL

    2009-09-01

    Los Alamos has a long history of space-related instr... Los Alamos has a long history of space-related instruments, tied primarily to its role in defense-related treaty verification. Space-based detectors have helped determine the differences between signals from lightning bolts and potential nuclear explosions. LANL-developed gamma-ray detection instruments first revealed the existence of what we now know as gamma-ray bursts, an exciting area of astrophysical research. And the use of LANL instruments on varied space missions continues with such products as the ChemCam rock laser for NASA, shown here. The Engineering Model of the ChemCam Mars Science Laboratory rover instrument arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on February 6, 2008. ChemCam will use imaging and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to determine rock and soil compositions on Mars, up to 9 meters from the rover. The engineering model is being integrated into the rover test bed for the development and testing of the rover software. The actual flight model components are concurrently being assembled at Los Alamos and in Toulouse, France, and will be delivered to JPL in July. The Mars Science Laboratory is scheduled to launch in 2009. Animations courtesy of JPL/NASA.

  11. ChemCam rock laser for Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity"

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    Wiens, Roger

    2014-08-12

    Los Alamos has a long history of space-related instruments, tied primarily to its role in defense-related treaty verification. Space-based detectors have helped determine the differences between signals from lightning bolts and potential nuclear explosions. LANL-developed gamma-ray detection instruments first revealed the existence of what we now know as gamma-ray bursts, an exciting area of astrophysical research. And the use of LANL instruments on varied space missions continues with such products as the ChemCam rock laser for NASA, shown here. The Engineering Model of the ChemCam Mars Science Laboratory rover instrument arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on February 6, 2008. The Flight Model was shipped in August, 2010 for installation on the rover at JPL. ChemCam will use imaging and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to determine rock and soil compositions on Mars, up to 9 meters from the rover. The engineering model is being integrated into the rover test bed for the development and testing of the rover software. The actual flight model components were concurrently assembled at Los Alamos and in Toulouse, France. The Mars Science Laboratory is scheduled to launch in 2011. Animations courtesy of JPL/NASA.

  12. Advanced ignition and propulsion technology program

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    Oldenborg, R.; Early, J.; Lester, C.

    1998-11-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Reliable engine re-ignition plays a crucial role in enabling commercial and military aircraft to fly safely at high altitudes. This project addressed research elements critical to the optimization of laser-based igniter. The effort initially involved a collaborative research and development agreement with B.F. Goodrich Aerospace and Laser Fare, Inc. The work involved integrated experiments with theoretical modeling to provide a basic understanding of the chemistry and physics controlling the laser-induced ignition of fuel aerosols produced by turbojet engine injectors. In addition, the authors defined advanced laser igniter configurations that minimize laser packaging size, weight, complexity and power consumption. These innovative ignition concepts were shown to reliably ignite jet fuel aerosols over a broad range of fuel/air mixture and a t fuel temperatures as low as -40 deg F. The demonstrated fuel ignition performance was highly superior to that obtained by the state-of-the-art, laser-spark ignition method utilizing comparable laser energy. The authors also developed a laser-based method that effectively removes optically opaque deposits of fuel hydrocarbon combustion residues from laser window surfaces. Seven patents have been either issued or are pending that resulted from the technology developments within this project.

  13. Propulsive Efficiency of Rowing Oars David S. Cabrera1

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    Ruina, Andy L.

    Propulsive Efficiency of Rowing Oars David S. Cabrera1 Andy L. Ruina2 Department of Theoretical Is the common folklore, that oars are less efficient at propulsion than propellers, correct? Here we examine the propulsive efficiency of the oars used in competitive rowing. We take the propulsive efficiency of rowing

  14. Experimental investigations of elastic tail propulsion at low Reynolds number

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    Lauga, Eric

    of such a propulsive mechanism. A robotic swimmer is constructed and both tail shape and propulsive force are measured in a viscous fluid, generating traveling waves along the filament that produce a propulsive force see also RefsExperimental investigations of elastic tail propulsion at low Reynolds number Tony S. Yu, Eric

  15. HEAVY QUARKS JETS

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    Suzuki, M.

    2010-01-01

    i'iAsm Heavy Quark Jets iBirijets. Short-distance vs long-than a few wide angle sub-jets at to draw first skelton jet

  16. JET FORMATION IN COUNTERSTREAMING COLLISIONLESS PLASMAS

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    Kuramitsu, Y.; Sakawa, Y.; Takabe, H. [Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Waugh, J. N.; Woolsey, N. [Department of Physics, University of York, York, YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); Gregory, C. D.; Koenig, M. [Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, UMR 7605, CNRS, CEA, Universite Paris VI, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Morita, T.; Aoki, H. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Dono, S.; Tanji, H. [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Loupias, B., E-mail: kuramitsu-y@ile.osaka-u.ac.j [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

    2009-12-20

    Plasma jet formation was observed in counterstreaming plasmas in a laboratory experiment. In order to model an ambient plasma of astrophysical jets, the counterstreaming plasmas were created by irradiating a double CH-plane target with a high-power laser system. Since the mean free paths of the ions in terms of the counterstreaming motion were larger than the scale length of the experiment, the two-stream interaction of the plasmas was essentially collisionless. The time evolution of the jet collimation was obtained over several shots with different timing by shadowgraphy. When a single CH-plane target was irradiated, no jet collimation was observed. The counterstreaming plasma as an ambient plasma is essential for the jet plasma to collimate.

  17. Propulsion mechanisms in a helicon plasma thruster

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    Sinenian, Nareg

    2008-01-01

    Electric thrusters offer an attractive option for various in-space propulsion tasks due to their high thrust efficiencies. The performance characteristics of a compact electric thruster utilizing a helicon plasma source ...

  18. Chaotic Jets

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    Xavier Leoncini; George M. Zaslavsky

    2006-02-21

    The problem of characterizing the origin of the non-Gaussian properties of transport resulting from Hamiltonian dynamics is addressed. For this purpose the notion of chaotic jet is revisited and leads to the definition of a diagnostic able to capture some singular properties of the dynamics. This diagnostic is applied successfully to the problem of advection of passive tracers in a flow generated by point vortices. We present and discuss this diagnostic as a result of which clues on the origin of anomalous transport in these systems emerge.

  19. ON THE STRUCTURE AND STABILITY OF MAGNETIC TOWER JETS

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    Huarte-Espinosa, M.; Frank, A.; Blackman, E. G.; Ciardi, A.; Hartigan, P.; Lebedev, S. V.; Chittenden, J. P.

    2012-09-20

    Modern theoretical models of astrophysical jets combine accretion, rotation, and magnetic fields to launch and collimate supersonic flows from a central source. Near the source, magnetic field strengths must be large enough to collimate the jet requiring that the Poynting flux exceeds the kinetic energy flux. The extent to which the Poynting flux dominates kinetic energy flux at large distances from the engine distinguishes two classes of models. In magneto-centrifugal launch models, magnetic fields dominate only at scales {approx}< 100 engine radii, after which the jets become hydrodynamically dominated (HD). By contrast, in Poynting flux dominated (PFD) magnetic tower models, the field dominates even out to much larger scales. To compare the large distance propagation differences of these two paradigms, we perform three-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic adaptive mesh refinement simulations of both HD and PFD stellar jets formed via the same energy flux. We also compare how thermal energy losses and rotation of the jet base affects the stability in these jets. For the conditions described, we show that PFD and HD exhibit observationally distinguishable features: PFD jets are lighter, slower, and less stable than HD jets. Unlike HD jets, PFD jets develop current-driven instabilities that are exacerbated as cooling and rotation increase, resulting in jets that are clumpier than those in the HD limit. Our PFD jet simulations also resemble the magnetic towers that have been recently created in laboratory astrophysical jet experiments.

  20. http://lez1.pppl.gov/pub/LiMagPropulsion.ps http://lez1.pppl.gov/pub/LiMagPropulsion.pdf

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    http://lez1.pppl.gov/pub/LiMagPropulsion.ps http://lez1.pppl.gov/pub/LiMagPropulsion.pdf Magnetic propulsion for driving liquid Li walls L. E. Zakharov, PPPL Background: The mechanism of magnetic propulsion the technical aspects of magnetic propulsion, the issues and the necessary R & D. Electro-magnetic propulsion

  1. Space Propulsion Field Exam: Space Propulsion/Plasma Physics REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Space Propulsion Field Exam: Space Propulsion/Plasma Physics REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS From) Both devices use magnetic fields, even though they both are electrostatic ion accelerators. Explain the role of the magnetic field in each of them, and how this guides the layout of these fields. 3) One

  2. Analysis of the Space Propulsion System Problem Using RAVEN

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    diego mandelli; curtis smith; cristian rabiti; andrea alfonsi

    2014-06-01

    This paper presents the solution of the space propulsion problem using a PRA code currently under development at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). RAVEN (Reactor Analysis and Virtual control ENviroment) is a multi-purpose Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) software framework that allows dispatching different functionalities. It is designed to derive and actuate the control logic required to simulate the plant control system and operator actions (guided procedures) and to perform both Monte- Carlo sampling of random distributed events and Event Tree based analysis. In order to facilitate the input/output handling, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a post-processing data-mining module are available. RAVEN allows also to interface with several numerical codes such as RELAP5 and RELAP-7 and ad-hoc system simulators. For the space propulsion system problem, an ad-hoc simulator has been developed and written in python language and then interfaced to RAVEN. Such simulator fully models both deterministic (e.g., system dynamics and interactions between system components) and stochastic behaviors (i.e., failures of components/systems such as distribution lines and thrusters). Stochastic analysis is performed using random sampling based methodologies (i.e., Monte-Carlo). Such analysis is accomplished to determine both the reliability of the space propulsion system and to propagate the uncertainties associated to a specific set of parameters. As also indicated in the scope of the benchmark problem, the results generated by the stochastic analysis are used to generate risk-informed insights such as conditions under witch different strategy can be followed.

  3. Modeling of Jet-by-Jet Diffraction Dimitri Papamoschou

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    . Figure 1. Example of engine layout of Hybrid-Wing-Body airplane (Ref. 2). Research on jet-by-jetModeling of Jet-by-Jet Diffraction Dimitri Papamoschou The paper presents an analytical model for the prediction of jet-by-jet diffraction. The source jet is modeled as a radiating cylinder on which one can

  4. Nuclear electric propulsion: An integral part of NASA's nuclear propulsion project

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    Stone, J.R.

    1992-01-01

    NASA has initiated a technology program to establish the readiness of nuclear propulsion technology for the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). This program was initiated with a very modest effort identified with nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP); however, nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) is also an integral part of this program and builds upon NASA's Base Research and Technology Program in power and electric propulsion as well as the SP-100 space nuclear power program. Although the Synthesis Group On America's SEI has identified NEP only as an option for cargo missions, recent studies conducted by NASA-Lewis show that NEP offers the potential for early manned Mars missions as well. Lower power NEP is also of current interest for outer planetary robotic missions. Current plans are reviewed for the overall nuclear propulsion project, with emphasis on NEP and those elements of NTP program which have synergism with NEP.

  5. Magnetized and collimated millimeter scale plasma jets with astrophysical relevance

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    Brady, Parrish C.; Quevedo, Hernan J.; Valanju, Prashant M.; Bengtson, Roger D.; Ditmire, Todd

    2012-01-15

    Magnetized collimated plasma jets are created in the laboratory to extend our understanding of plasma jet acceleration and collimation mechanisms with particular connection to astrophysical jets. In this study, plasma collimated jets are formed from supersonic unmagnetized flows, mimicking a stellar wind, subject to currents and magnetohydrodynamic forces. It is found that an external poloidal magnetic field, like the ones found anchored to accretion disks, is essential to stabilize the jets against current-driven instabilities. The maximum jet length before instabilities develop is proportional to the field strength and the length threshold agrees well with Kruskal-Shafranov theory. The plasma evolution is modeled qualitatively using MHD theory of current-carrying flux tubes showing that jet acceleration and collimation arise as a result of electromagnetic forces.

  6. NASA's nuclear electric propulsion technology project

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    Stone, J.R.; Sovey, J.S. (NASA, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States))

    1992-07-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has initiated a program to establish the readiness of nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) technology for relatively near-term applications to outer planet robotic science missions with potential future evolution to system for piloted Mars vehicles. This program was initiated in 1991 with a very modest effort identified with nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP); however, NEP is also an integral part of this program and builds upon NASA's Base Research and Technology Program in power and electric propulsion as well as the SP-100 space nuclear power program. The NEP Program will establish the feasibility and practicality of electric propulsion for robotic and piloted solar system exploration. The performance objectives are high specific impulse (200 greater than I(sub sp) greater than 10000 s), high efficiency (over 0.50), and low specific mass. The planning for this program was initially focussed on piloted Mars missions, but has since been redirected to first focus on 100-kW class systems for relatively near-term robotic missions, with possible future evolution to megawatt-and multi-megawatt-class systems applicable to cargo vehicles supporting human missions as well as to the piloted vehicles. This paper reviews current plans and recent progress for the overall nuclear electric propulsion project and closely related activities. 33 refs.

  7. 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit

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    Stone, J.R.; Sovey, J.S.

    1992-07-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has initiated a program to establish the readiness of nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) technology for relatively near-term applications to outer planet robotic science missions with potential future evolution to system for piloted Mars vehicles. This program was initiated in 1991 with a very modest effort identified with nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP); however, NEP is also an integral part of this program and builds upon NASA's Base Research and Technology Program in power and electric propulsion as well as the SP-100 space nuclear power program. The NEP Program will establish the feasibility and practicality of electric propulsion for robotic and piloted solar system exploration. The performance objectives are high specific impulse (200 greater than I(sub sp) greater than 10000 s), high efficiency (over 0.50), and low specific mass. The planning for this program was initially focussed on piloted Mars missions, but has since been redirected to first focus on 100-kW class systems for relatively near-term robotic missions, with possible future evolution to megawatt- and multi-megawatt-class systems applicable to cargo vehicles supporting human missions as well as to the piloted vehicles. This paper reviews current plans and recent progress for the overall nuclear electric propulsion project and closely related activities.

  8. Nuclear thermal propulsion engine cost trade studies

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    Paschall, R.K. (Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation, Mail Stop IB57, 6633 Canoga Avenue, P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, California 91309-7922 (United States))

    1993-01-10

    The NASA transportation strategy for the Mars Exploration architecture includes the use of nuclear thermal propulsion as the primary propulsion system for Mars transits. It is anticipated that the outgrowth of the NERVA/ROVER programs will be a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system capable of providing the propulsion for missions to Mars. The specific impulse (Isp) for such a system is expected to be in the 870 s range. Trade studies were conducted to investigate whether or not it may be cost effective to invest in a higher performance (Isp[gt]870 s) engine for nuclear thermal propulsion for missions to Mars. The basic cost trades revolved around the amount of mass that must be transported to low-earth orbit prior to each Mars flight and the cost to launch that mass. The mass required depended on the assumptions made for Mars missions scenarios including piloted/cargo flights, number of Mars missions, and transit time to Mars. Cost parameters included launch cost, program schedule for development and operations, and net discount rate. The results were very dependent on the assumptions that were made. Under some assumptions, higher performance engines showed cost savings in the billions of dollars; under other assumptions, the additional cost to develop higher performance engines was not justified.

  9. Beamed Core Antimatter Propulsion: Engine Design and Optimization

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    Ronan Keane; Wei-Ming Zhang

    2012-05-16

    A conceptual design for beamed core antimatter propulsion is reported, where electrically charged annihilation products directly generate thrust after being deflected and collimated by a magnetic nozzle. Simulations were carried out using the Geant4 (Geometry and tracking) software toolkit released by the CERN accelerator laboratory for Monte Carlo simulation of the interaction of particles with matter and fields. Geant permits a more sophisticated and comprehensive design and optimization of antimatter engines than the software environment for simulations reported by prior researchers. The main finding is that effective exhaust speeds Ve ~ 0.69c (where c is the speed of light) are feasible for charged pions in beamed core propulsion, a major improvement over the Ve ~ 0.33c estimate based on prior simulations. The improvement resulted from optimization of the geometry and the field configuration of the magnetic nozzle. Moreover, this improved performance is realized using a magnetic field on the order of 10 T at the location of its highest magnitude. Such a field could be produced with today's technology, whereas prior nozzle designs anticipated and required major advances in this area. The paper also briefly reviews prospects for production of the fuel needed for a beamed core engine.

  10. A development approach for nuclear thermal propulsion

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    Buden, D.

    1992-09-01

    The cost and time to develop nuclear thermal propulsion systems are very approach dependent. The objectives addressed are the development of an ``acceptable`` nuclear thermal propulsion system that can be used as part of the transportation system for people to explore Mars and the enhancement performance of other missions, within highly constrained budgets and schedules. To accomplish this, it was necessary to identify the cost drivers considering mission parameters, safety of the crew, mission success, facility availability and time and cost to construct new facilities, qualification criteria, status of technologies, management structure, and use of such system engineering techniques as concurrent engineering.

  11. A development approach for nuclear thermal propulsion

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    Buden, D.

    1992-01-01

    The cost and time to develop nuclear thermal propulsion systems are very approach dependent. The objectives addressed are the development of an acceptable'' nuclear thermal propulsion system that can be used as part of the transportation system for people to explore Mars and the enhancement performance of other missions, within highly constrained budgets and schedules. To accomplish this, it was necessary to identify the cost drivers considering mission parameters, safety of the crew, mission success, facility availability and time and cost to construct new facilities, qualification criteria, status of technologies, management structure, and use of such system engineering techniques as concurrent engineering.

  12. Nuclear electric propulsion : assessing the design of Project Prometheus.

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    Goycoolea, Martin

    2013-01-01

    The high fuel efficiency of electric propulsion makes it a viable alternative for long-distance space travel. Project Prometheus was a NASA-led project that sought to demonstrate that distant electric propulsion missions ...

  13. Boston University Physics Colloquium Microscale propulsion in biological and

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    Mohanty, Raj

    Boston University Physics Colloquium Microscale propulsion in biological and engineered systems biological locomotion and engineered propulsion. In the first example, we examine swimming microorganisms the microstructure. In the second example, we examine engineered magnetic artificial microswimmers which can

  14. Large Eddy Simulation based Studies of Reacting and Non-reacting Transverse Jets in Supersonic Crossflow

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    Raman, Venkat

    Large Eddy Simulation based Studies of Reacting and Non-reacting Transverse Jets in Supersonic.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, WrightPatterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 45433, USA Jet in supersonic and oxidizer .2­5 Here, the fuel jet issues from an injector typically mounted on the combustor walls either

  15. THE JETS IN FRII RADIO GALAXIES WITH Z ! 0:3 MARTIN HARDCASTLE

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    Hardcastle, Martin

    THE JETS IN FRII RADIO GALAXIES WITH Z ! 0:3 MARTIN HARDCASTLE Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OHE, UK 1. Introduction If we believe that jets trace radio galaxy with compact hot spots. Until recently the detection rate of jets in FRII radio galaxies

  16. Fusion Engineering and Design 53 (2001) 105111 Fast ion collective Thomson scattering, JET results

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    Egedal, Jan

    2001-01-01

    Fusion Engineering and Design 53 (2001) 105­111 Fast ion collective Thomson scattering, JET results0920-3796(00)00483-X #12;H. Bindsle6 et al. / Fusion Engineering and Design 53 (2001) 105­111106 2. JET Laboratory for Plasma Physics1 , Koninklijke Militaire School/Ecole Royale Militaire, Brussels, Belgium e JET

  17. HYPERSONIC BUCKSHOT: ASTROPHYSICAL JETS AS HETEROGENEOUS COLLIMATED PLASMOIDS

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    Yirak, Kristopher; Frank, Adam; Cunningham, Andrew J.; Mitran, Sorin

    2009-04-20

    Herbig-Haro jets are commonly thought of as homogeneous beams of plasma traveling at hypersonic velocities. Structure within jet beams is often attributed to periodic or 'pulsed' variations of conditions at the jet source. Simulations based on this scenario result in knots extending across the jet diameter. Observations and recent high energy density laboratory experiments shed new light on structures below this scale and indicate they may be important for understanding the fundamentals of jet dynamics. In this paper, we offer an alternative to 'pulsed' models of protostellar jets. Using direct numerical simulations we explore the possibility that jets are chains of subradial clumps propagating through a moving interclump medium. Our models explore an idealization of this scenario by injecting small (r < r {sub jet}), dense ({rho}>{rho}{sub jet}) spheres embedded in an otherwise smooth interclump jet flow. The spheres are initialized with velocities differing from the jet velocity by {approx}15%. We find that the consequences of shifting from homogeneous to heterogeneous flows are significant as clumps interact with each other and with the interclump medium in a variety of ways. Structures which mimic what is expected from pulsed-jet models can form, as can be previously unseen, 'subradial' behaviors including backward facing bow shocks and off-axis working surfaces. While these small-scale structures have not been seen before in simulation studies, they are found in high-resolution jet observations. We discuss implications of our simulations for the interpretation of protostellar jets with regard to characterization of knots by a 'lifetime' or 'velocity history' approach as well as linking observed structures with central engines which produce the jets.

  18. Top Jets at the LHC

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    Almeida, L.G.

    2009-01-01

    Top Jets at the LHC Leandro G. Almeida, Seung J. Lee, GiladWIS/17/08-SEPT-DPP Top Jets at the LHC Leandro G. Almeidareconstructed as a single jet, a “top-jet”. The most basic “

  19. Particle Physics Phenomenology 8. QCD jets and jet algorithms

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    Sjöstrand, Torbjörn

    Particle Physics Phenomenology 8. QCD jets and jet algorithms Torbj¨orn Sj¨ostrand Department rotationally symmetric. SppS (CERN): need to separate beam jets from highp ones. First solution: cone jets" infrared safe return to UA1 cone algorithm. Torbj¨orn Sj¨ostrand PPP 8: QCD jets and jet algorithms slide 2

  20. Propulsive Efficiency of the Underwater Dolphin Kick in Humans

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    Fish, Frank

    Propulsive Efficiency of the Underwater Dolphin Kick in Humans Alfred von Loebbecke Rajat Mittal's propulsive efficiencies. These estimates are compared with those of a ceta- cean performing the dolphin kick kinematics is based on underwater video footage. The simulations indicate that the propulsive efficiency

  1. PROPULSION AND ENERGY 54 AEROSPACE AMERICA/DECEMBER 2005

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    Walker, Mitchell

    PROPULSION AND ENERGY 54 AEROSPACE AMERICA/DECEMBER 2005 Electric propulsion Several significant advancements in electric propulsion (EP) systems and related technolo- gies occurred this year. Flight programs throughout the discharge and includes the effects of magnetic fields on the primary electrons. PRIMA is used

  2. Michael J. Alexander Propulsion Systems Research Lab,

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    Papalambros, Panos

    along with the selection of motor performance curves such that maxi- mum energy efficiency is achievedMichael J. Alexander Propulsion Systems Research Lab, General Motors Technical Center, 330500 Mound Road, Warren, MI 48090 e-mail: michael.j.alexander@gm.com James T. Allison Department of Industrial

  3. Nuclear Thermal Propulsion: A Joint NASA/DOE/DOD Workshop

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    Clark, J.S.

    1991-01-01

    Papers presented at the joint NASA/DOE/DOD workshop on nuclear thermal propulsion are compiled. The following subject areas are covered: nuclear thermal propulsion programs; Rover/NERVA and NERVA systems; Low Pressure Nuclear Thermal Rocket (LPNTR); particle bed reactor nuclear rocket; hybrid propulsion systems; wire core reactor; pellet bed reactor; foil reactor; Droplet Core Nuclear Rocket (DCNR); open cycle gas core nuclear rockets; vapor core propulsion reactors; nuclear light bulb; Nuclear rocket using Indigenous Martian Fuel (NIMF); mission analysis; propulsion and reactor technology; development plans; and safety issues.

  4. Chaotic transport across two-dimensional jet streams

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    Uleysky, M. Yu.; Budyansky, M. V.; Prants, S. V., E-mail: prants@poi.dvo.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far East Division (Russian Federation)

    2010-01-15

    A dynamically consistent model of a jet stream modulated by Rossby waves is used to analyze the onset of chaotic transport of a passive tracer across the jet (cross-jet transport). For odd Rossby wavenumbers, a technique is developed to find a central invariant curve whose breakup signifies the onset of cross-jet transport. Amplitude and resonance mechanisms of breakup of this curve are investigated. For even-odd pairs of wavenumbers, an alternative technique is proposed for detecting cross-jet transport, based on an overlap of northern and southern stochastic layers. In this case, the Rossby-wave amplitudes required for global crossjet transport to occur are larger than those in the case of odd wavenumbers. The predicted results should be tested in laboratory experiments simulating jet streams modulated by Rossby waves.

  5. Hypersonic Buckshot: Astrophysical Jets as Heterogeneous Collimated Plasmoids

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    Kristopher Yirak; Adam Frank; Andrew J. Cunningham; Sorin Mitran

    2008-06-05

    Herbig-Haro (HH) jets are commonly thought of as homogeneous beams of plasma traveling at hypersonic velocities. Structure within jet beams is often attributed to periodic or ``pulsed'' variations of conditions at the jet source. Simulations based on this scenario result in knots extending across the jet diameter. Observations and recent high energy density laboratory experiments shed new light on structures below this scale and indicate they may be important for understanding the fundamentals of jet dynamics. In this paper we offer an alternative to ``pulsed'' models of protostellar jets. Using direct numerical simulations we explore the possibility that jets are chains of sub-radial clumps propagating through a moving inter-clump medium. Our models explore an idealization of this scenario by injecting small ($rjet}$), dense ($\\rho>\\rho_{jet}$) spheres embedded in an otherwise smooth inter-clump jet flow. The spheres are initialized with velocities differing from the jet velocity by $\\sim15$%. We find the consequences of shifting from homogeneous to heterogeneous flows are significant as clumps interact with each other and with the inter-clump medium in a variety of ways. Structures which mimic what is expected from pulsed-jet models can form, as can previously unseen ``sub-radial'' behaviors including backward facing bow shocks and off-axis working surfaces. While these small-scale structures have not been seen before in simulation studies, they are found in high resolution jet observations. We discuss implications of our simulations for the interpretation of protostellar jets with regard to characterization of knots by a ``lifetime'' or ``velocity history'' approach as well as linking observed structures with central engines which produce the jets.

  6. Similarity Parameter Evolution within a Magnetic Nozzle with Applications to Laboratory Plasmas

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    Choueiri, Edgar

    by which ions are accelerated is fundamental to the understanding of magnetic nozzles for propulsionSimilarity Parameter Evolution within a Magnetic Nozzle with Applications to Laboratory Plasmas IEPC-2011-229 Presented at the 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany

  7. Mar

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    Livermore, CA 94550, USA 10 Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA 11 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technol- ogy,...

  8. Substructure of Boosted Jets

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    Ehud Duchovni

    2013-05-21

    Jets with transverse energy of few TeV are becoming now common in LHC data. Most of these jets are produced by QCD processes and some from the collimated decay of highly boosted objects like W, Z, H0 and top-quark. The study of such QCD jets may shed light on QCD showering processes and the identification of the jets coming from decays may test the Standard Model under extreme conditions and may also provide the first hints for Physics Beyond the Standard Model. A short review of jet algorithms, Correction procedures for pile-up effects and commonly used substructure observables are described.

  9. Fluidic electrodynamics: Approach to electromagnetic propulsion

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    Martins, Alexandre A.; Pinheiro, Mario J. [Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion and Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal 351.1.21.841.92.43 (Portugal); Department of Physics and Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion and Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal 351.1.21.841.93.22 (Portugal)

    2009-03-16

    We report on a new methodological approach to electrodynamics based on a fluidic viewpoint. We develop a systematic approach establishing analogies between physical magnitudes and isomorphism (structure-preserving mappings) between systems of equations. This methodological approach allows us to give a general expression for the hydromotive force, thus re-obtaining the Navier-Stokes equation departing from the appropriate electromotive force. From this ground we offer a fluidic approach to different kinds of issues with interest in propulsion, e.g., the force exerted by a charged particle on a body carrying current; the magnetic force between two parallel currents; the Magnus's force. It is shown how the intermingle between the fluid vector fields and electromagnetic fields leads to new insights on their dynamics. The new concepts introduced in this work suggest possible applications to electromagnetic (EM) propulsion devices and the mastery of the principles of producing electric fields of required configuration in plasma medium.

  10. Fast Track'' nuclear thermal propulsion concept

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    Johnson, R.A.; Zweig, H.R. (Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation, 6633 Canoga Avenue, P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, California 91309-7922 (United States)); Cooper, M.H.; Wett, J. Jr. (Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Post Office Box 158, Madison, Pennsylvania 15663 (United States))

    1993-01-10

    The objective of the Space Exploration Initiative ( America at the Threshold...,'' 1991) is the exploration of Mars by man in the second decade of the 21st century. The NASA Fast Track'' approach (NASA-LeRC Presentation, 1992) could accelerate the manned exploration of Mars to 2007. NERVA-derived nuclear propulsion represents a viable near-term technology approach to accomplish the accelerated schedule. Key milestones in the progression to the manned Mars mission are (1) demonstration of TRL-6 for the man-rateable system by 1999, (2) a robotic lunar mission by 2000, (3) the first cargo mission to Mars by 2005, and (4) the piloted Mars mission in 2007. The Rocketdyne-Westinghouse concept for nuclear thermal propulsion to achieve these milestones combines the nuclear reactor technology of the Rover/NERVA programs and the state-of-the-art hardware designs from hydrogen-fueled rocket engine successes like the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME).

  11. Engineering Challenges in Antiproton Triggered Fusion Propulsion

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    Cassenti, Brice [Department. of Engineering and Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 275 Windsor Avenue, Hattford, CT 06120 (United States); Kammash, Terry [Nuclear Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2008-01-21

    During the last decade antiproton triggered fusion propulsion has been investigated as a method for achieving high specific impulse, high thrust in a nuclear pulse propulsion system. In general the antiprotons are injected into a pellet containing fusion fuel with a small amount of fissionable material (i.e., an amount less than the critical mass) where the products from the fission are then used to trigger a fusion reaction. Initial calculations and simulations indicate that if magnetically insulated inertial confinement fusion is used that the pellets should result in a specific impulse of between 100,000 and 300,000 seconds at high thrust. The engineering challenges associated with this propulsion system are significant. For example, the antiprotons must be precisely focused. The pellet must be designed to contain the fission and initial fusion products and this will require strong magnetic fields. The fusion fuel must be contained for a sufficiently long time to effectively release the fusion energy, and the payload must be shielded from the radiation, especially the excess neutrons emitted, in addition to many other particles. We will review the recent progress, possible engineering solutions and the potential performance of these systems.

  12. Magnetized target fusion and fusion propulsion.

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    Kirkpatrick, R. C. (Ronald C.)

    2001-01-01

    Magnetized target fusion (MTF) is a thermonuclear fusion concept that is intermediate between the two mainline approaches, magnetic confinement and inertial confinement fusion (MCF and ICF). MTF incorporates some aspects of each and offers advantages over each of the mainline approaches. First, it provides a means of reducing the driver power requirements, thereby admitting a wider range of drivers than ICF. Second, the magnetic field is only used for insulation, not confinement, and the plasma is wall confined, so that plasma instabilities are traded in for hydrodynamic instabilities. However, the degree of compression required to reach fusion conditions is lower than for ICF, so that hydrodynamic instabilities are much less threatening. The standoff driver innovation proposes to dynamically form the target plasma and a gaseous shell that compresses and confines the target plasma. Therefore, fusion target fabrication is traded in for a multiplicity of plasma guns, which must work in synchrony. The standoff driver embodiment of MTF leads to a fusion propulsion system concept that is potentially compact and lightweight. We will discuss the underlying physics of MTF and some of the details of the fusion propulsion concept using the standoff driver approach. We discuss here the optimization of an MTF target design for space propulsion.

  13. Cryochemical and CVD processing of shperical carbide fuels for propulsion reactors

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    Blair, H.T.; Carroll, D.W.; Matthews, R.B. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS E505, Los Alamos, New Mexico (USA))

    1991-01-10

    Many of the nuclear propulsion reactor concepts proposed for a manned mission to Mars use a coated spherical particle fuel form similar to that used in the Rover and NERVA propulsion reactors. The formation of uranium dicarbide microspheres using a cryochemical process and the coating of the UC{sub 2} spheres with zirconium carbide using chemical vapor deposition are being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The cryochemical process is described with a discussion of the variables affecting the sphere formation and carbothermic reduction to produce UC{sub 2} spheres from UO{sub 2}. Emphasis is placed on minimizing the wastes produced by the process. The ability to coat particles with ZrC was recaptured, and improvements in the process and equipment were developed. Volatile organometallic precursors were investigated as alternatives to the original ZrCl{sub 4} precursor.

  14. Propulsive options for a manned Mars transportation system

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    Braun, R.D.; Blersch, D.J.

    1989-01-01

    In this investigation, five potential manned Mars transportation systems are compared. These options include: (1) a single vehicle, chemically propelled (CHEM) option, (2) a single vehicle, nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) option, (3) a single vehicle solar electric propulsion (SEP) option, (4) a single vehicle hybrid nuclear electric propulsion (NEP)/CHEM option, and (5) a dual vehicle option (NEP cargo spacecraft and CHEM manned vehicle). In addition to utilizing the initial vehicle weight in low-earth orbit as a measure of mission feasibility, this study addresses the major technological barriers each propulsive scenario must surpass. It is shown that instead of a single clearly superior propulsion system, each means of propulsion may be favored depending upon the specified program policy and the extent of the desired manned flight time. Furthermore, the effect which aerobraking and multiple transfer cycles have upon mission feasibility is considered. 18 refs.

  15. Simplest AB-Thermonuclear Space Propulsion and Electric Generator

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-01-19

    The author applies, develops and researches mini-sized Micro- AB Thermonuclear Reactors for space propulsion and space power systems. These small engines directly convert the high speed charged particles produced in the thermonuclear reactor into vehicle thrust or vehicle electricity with maximum efficiency. The simplest AB-thermonuclear propulsion offered allows spaceships to reach speeds of 20,000 50,000 km/s (1/6 of light speed) for fuel ratio 0.1 and produces a huge amount of useful electric energy. Offered propulsion system permits flight to any planet of our Solar system in short time and to the nearest non-Sun stars by E-being or intellectual robots during a single human life period. Key words: AB-propulsion, thermonuclear propulsion, space propulsion, thermonuclear power system.

  16. Jet studies with STAR at RHIC: jet algorithms, jet shapes, jets in AA

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    Jan Kapitan; for the STAR Collaboration

    2011-11-08

    Hard scattered partons are predicted to be well calibrated probes of the hot and dense medium produced in heavy ion collisions. Interactions of these partons with the medium w ill result in modifications of internal jet structure in Au+Au events compared to that observed in the p+p/d+Au reference. Full jet reconstruction is a promising tool to measu re these effects without the significant biases present in measurements with high-$\\pT$ hadrons. One of the most significant challenges for jet reconstruction in the heavy ion environment comes from the correct characterization of the background fluctuations. The jet mome ntum irresolution due to background fluctuations has to be understood in order to recover the correct jet spectrum. Recent progress in jet reconstruction methodology is discu ssed, as well as recent measurements from p+p, d+Au and Au+Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_\\mathrm{NN}}=200 \\gev$.

  17. Reconstructed Jets at RHIC

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    Sevil Salur

    2010-04-30

    To precisely measure jets over a large background such as pile up in high luminosity p+p collisions at LHC, a new generation of jet reconstruction algorithms is developed. These algorithms are also applicable to reconstruct jets in the heavy ion environment where large event multiplicities are produced. Energy loss in the medium created in heavy ion collisions are already observed indirectly via inclusive hadron distributions and di-hadron correlations. Jets can be used to study this energy loss in detail with reduced biases. We review the latest results on jet-medium interactions as seen in A+A collisions at RHIC, focusing on the recent progress on jet reconstruction in heavy ion collisions.

  18. State-to-state reaction dynamics in crossed supersonic jets: threshold evidence for non-adiabatic channels in F + H

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    Nizkorodov, Sergey

    State-to-state reaction dynamics in crossed supersonic jets: threshold evidence for non(v,J) ] H is studied in a crossed jet apparatus underF ] n-H 2 single collision conditions, using high of the reaction has been investigated in our laboratory withF ] H 2 crossed supersonic jets.6 The full nascent

  19. QCD and Jet Physics

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    B R Webber

    1994-10-12

    The current status of the QCD coupling constant $\\alpha_S$ and experimental and theoretical studies of hadronic jets are reviewed.

  20. Jets in QCD

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    Seymour, M.H.

    1996-02-01

    Many analyses at the collider utilize the hadronic jets that are the footprints of QCD partons. These are used both to study the QCD processes themselves and increasingly as tools to study other physics, for example top mass reconstruction. However, jets are not fundamental degrees of freedom in the theory, so we need an {ital operational} {ital jet} {ital definition} and {ital reliable} {ital methods} {ital to} {ital calculate} {ital their} {ital properties}. This talk covers both of these important areas of jet physics. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  1. Interpretation of extragalactic jets

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    Norman, M.L.

    1985-01-01

    The nature of extragalatic radio jets is modeled. The basic hypothesis of these models is that extragalatic jets are outflows of matter which can be described within the framework of fluid dynamics and that the outflows are essentially continuous. The discussion is limited to the interpretation of large-scale (i.e., kiloparsec-scale) jets. The central problem is to infer the physical parameters of the jets from observed distributions of total and polarized intensity and angle of polarization as a function of frequency. 60 refs., 6 figs.

  2. A Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Propulsion Chiravalle, Vincent...

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    that have higher specific impulse and lower thrust than conventional chemical rocket engines. Examples of electric propulsion devices are given in this presentation and it is...

  3. Vehicle Technologies Office: Propulsion Materials for Cars and Trucks

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    Manufacturers use propulsion (or powertrain) materials in the components that move vehicles of every size and shape. Conventional vehicles use these materials in components such as the engine,...

  4. Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market Revenue is anticipated to Reach...

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    ferry operators are the major adopters of marine hybrid propulsion systems across the world. These vessels primarily operate in coastal areas and inland waterways, where emission...

  5. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual...

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    electronics development. 2011propulsionmaterials.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle...

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual...

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    research and development projects funded by the Propulsion Materials subprogram in the Vehicle Technologies Office. Past year's reports are listed on the Annual Progress Reports...

  7. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual...

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    2008propulsionmaterials.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013...

  8. Propulsion Materials R&D | Clean Energy | ORNL

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    area of Propulsion Materials is designed to identify and develop advanced materials and processes that improve powertrain system efficiency and reduce emissions. Cutting-edge...

  9. Large-Eddy Simulation for Green Energy and Propulsion Systems...

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    Large-Eddy Simulation for Green Energy and Propulsion Systems PI Name: Umesh Paliath PI Email: paliath@ge.com Institution: General Electric Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation...

  10. FY2013 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report

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    none,

    2014-01-01

    This report describes the progress made during 2013 on the research and development projects funded by the Propulsion Materials subprogram in the Vehicle Technologies Office.

  11. Integrated Mathematical Modeling Software Series of Vehicle Propulsion...

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    Mathematical Modeling Software Series of Vehicle Propulsion System: (1) Tractive Effort (T sub ew) of Vehicle Road WheelTrack Sprocket Integrated Mathematical Modeling Software...

  12. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual...

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    Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Cost-Effective Fabrication of High-Temperature Ceramic Capacitors for Power Inverters...

  13. Taming jets in magnetised fluids

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    Kosuga, Yusuke; Brummell, Nicholas

    2010-01-01

    Down right: Cancellation of stresses and quenching of Jets.to Reynolds stress driven jets, since both ?ux expulsion andTaming Jets in magnetized ?uids Y. Kosuga 1 and N. H.

  14. Confirmation of persistent radio jets in the microquasar LS 5039

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    J. M. Paredes; M. Ribo; E. Ros; J. Marti; M. Massi

    2002-10-24

    We present here new observations conducted with the EVN and MERLIN of the persistent microquasar LS 5039 discovered by Paredes et al. (2000) with the VLBA. The new observations confirm the presence of an asymmetric two-sided jet reaching up to 1000 AU on the longest jet arm. The results suggest a bending of the jets with increasing distance from the core and/or precession. The origin and location of the high-energy gamma-ray emission associated with the system is discussed and an estimate of the magnetic field at the base of the jet given. Our results suggest a well collimated radio jet. We also comment on new observing strategies to be used with satellites and forthcoming detectors, since this persistent source appears to be a rather good laboratory to explore the accretion/ejection processes taking place near compact objects.

  15. QCD Jets and Parton Showers

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    Bryan R. Webber

    2010-09-29

    I discuss the calculation of QCD jet rates in e+e- annihilation as a testing ground for parton shower simulations and jet finding algorithms.

  16. Structure and Mixing Characterization of Variable Density Transverse Jet Flows

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    Gevorkyan, Levon

    2015-01-01

    4 Transverse Jet Mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jet TrajectoryTransverse Jet Structure and

  17. Nonaxisymmetric Poynting Jets

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    Samuel E. Gralla; Ted Jacobson

    2015-07-29

    The relativistic plasma jets from a misaligned black hole-accretion disk system will not be axially symmetric. Here we analyze nonaxisymmetric, stationary, translation invariant jets in the force-free approximation where the field energy dominates the particle energy. We derive a stream equation for these configurations involving the flux function $\\psi$ for the transverse magnetic field, the linear velocity $v(\\psi)$ of field lines along the jet, and the longitudinal magnetic field $B_z(\\psi)$. The equations can be completely solved when $|v|=1$, and when $|v|jet that has vanishing electromagnetic pressure $\\tfrac{1}{2}(B^2-E^2)$ and requires no external pressure for confinement. We prove that such self-confinement is impossible when $B^2>E^2$. Finally, we write down specific solutions approximating numerical results for the nonaxisymmetric jet produced by a spinning black hole in an external, misaligned magnetic field.

  18. Ultrahigh Specific Impulse Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

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    Anne Charmeau; Brandon Cunningham; Samim Anghaie

    2009-02-09

    Research on nuclear thermal propulsion systems (NTP) have been in forefront of the space nuclear power and propulsion due to their design simplicity and their promise for providing very high thrust at reasonably high specific impulse. During NERVA-ROVER program in late 1950's till early 1970's, the United States developed and ground tested about 18 NTP systems without ever deploying them into space. The NERVA-ROVER program included development and testing of NTP systems with very high thrust (~250,000 lbf) and relatively high specific impulse (~850 s). High thrust to weight ratio in NTP systems is an indicator of high acceleration that could be achieved with these systems. The specific impulse in the lowest mass propellant, hydrogen, is a function of square root of absolute temperature in the NTP thrust chamber. Therefor optimizing design performance of NTP systems would require achieving the highest possible hydrogen temperature at reasonably high thrust to weight ratio. High hydrogen exit temperature produces high specific impulse that is a diret measure of propellant usage efficiency.

  19. Advanced hybrid vehicle propulsion system study

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    Schwarz, R.

    1982-05-01

    Results of a study of an advanced heat engine/electric automotive hybrid propulsion system are presented. The system uses a rotary stratified charge engine and an ac motor/controller in a parallel hybrid configuration. The three tasks of the study were (1) parametric studies involving five different vehicle types, (2) design trade-off studies to determine the influence of various vehicle and propulsion system parameters on system performance fuel economy and cost, and (3) a conceptual design establishing feasibility at the selected approach. Energy consumption for the selected system was .034 l/km (61.3 mpg) for the heat engine and .221 kWh/km (.356 kWh/mi) for the electric power system over a modified J227a schedule D driving cycle. Life cycle costs were 7.13 cents/km (11.5 cents/mi) at $2/gal gasoline and 7 cents/kWh electricity for 160,000 km (100,000 mi) life.

  20. Permanent magnet helicon source for ion propulsion Francis F. Chen

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    Chen, Francis F.

    Permanent magnet helicon source for ion propulsion Francis F. Chen Electrical Engineering that great savings in size and weight can be obtained by using specially designed permanent magnets (PMs by at least two groups for generating ions for space propulsion: the HDLT concept at the Australian National

  1. FY2009 Annual Progress Report for Propulsion Materials

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    none,

    2010-01-16

    The Propulsion Materials program focuses on enabling and innovative materials technologies that are critical in improving the efficiency of advanced engines. Projects within the Propulsion Materials Program address materials concerns that directly impact the critical technical barriers in each of these programs—barriers such as fuel efficiency, thermal management, emissions reduction, and reduced manufacturing costs.

  2. Optimization of Chiral Structures for Microscale Propulsion Eric E. Keaveny,*,

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    Shelley, Michael

    of flagellated cells,21-24 wave shapes in lubrication-layer propulsion and pumping,25,26 and effective slipOptimization of Chiral Structures for Microscale Propulsion Eric E. Keaveny,*, Shawn W. Walker in the construction of micro- and nanoscale biomimetic swimmers.5-13 These devices are powered by time

  3. Advances in Magnetized Plasma Propulsion and Radiation Shielding Robert Winglee

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    Shepherd, Simon

    Advances in Magnetized Plasma Propulsion and Radiation Shielding Robert Winglee Department of Earth Propulsion (M2P2)3,4 . In this scheme a magnetic field attached to the spacecraft is expanded-mangetosphere, that is magnetic field inflated by the injection of plasma have several applications key to the exploration

  4. A comparison of propulsion systems for potential space mission applications

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    Harvego, E.A.; Sulmeisters, T.K.

    1987-01-01

    A derivative of the NERVA nuclear rocket engine was compared with a chemical propulsion system and a nuclear electric propulsion system to assess the relative capabilities of the different propulsion system options for three potential space missions. The missions considered were (1) orbital transfer from low earth orbit (LEO) to geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), (2) LEO to a lunar base, and (3) LEO to Mars. The results of this comparison indicate that the direct-thrust NERVA-derivative nuclear rocket engine has the best performance characteristics for the missions considered. The combined high thrust and high specific impulse achievable with a direct-thrust nuclear stage permits short operating times (transfer times) comparable to chemical propulsion systems, but with considerably less required propellant. While nuclear-electric propulsion systems are more fuel efficient than either direct-nuclear or chemical propulsion, they are not stand-alone systems, since their relatively low thrust levels require the use of high-thrust ferry or lander stages in high gravity applications such as surface-to-orbit propulsion. The extremely long transfer times and inefficient trajectories associated with electric propulsion systems were also found to be a significant drawback.

  5. Assessment of a hot hydrogen nuclear propulsion fuel test facility

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    Watanabe, H.H.; Howe, S.D.; Wantuck, P.J.

    1991-01-01

    Subsequent to the announcement of the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), several studies and review groups have identified nuclear thermal propulsion as a high priority technology for development. To achieve the goals of SEI to place man on Mars, a nuclear rocket will operate at near 2700K and in a hydrogen environment at near 60 atmospheres. Under these conditions, the operational lifetime of the rocket will be limited by the corrosion rate at the hydrogen/fuel interface. Consequently, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been evaluating requirements and design issues for a test facility. The facility will be able to directly heat fuel samples by electrical resistance, microwave deposition, or radio frequency induction heating to temperatures near 3000K. Hydrogen gas at variable pressure and temperatures will flow through the samples. The thermal gradients, power density, and operating times envisioned for nuclear rockets will be duplicated as close as reasonable. The post-sample flow stream will then be scrubbed and cooled before reprocessing. The baseline design and timetable for the facility will be discussed. 7 refs.

  6. Particle Physics Phenomenology 8. QCD jets and jet algorithms

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    Sjöstrand, Torbjörn

    Particle Physics Phenomenology 8. QCD jets and jet algorithms Torbj¨orn Sj¨ostrand Department k. All rotationally symmetric. SppS (CERN): need to separate beam jets from highp ones. First solution: cone jets in (, ) space, e.g. UA1. (Second solution: clustering like Durham

  7. Mars Mission Analysis Trades Based on Legacy and Future Nuclear Propulsion Options

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    Joyner, Russell [Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, West Palm Beach, Florida (United States); Lentati, Andrea [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (United States); Cichon, Jaclyn [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (United States)

    2007-01-30

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of mission-based system trades when using a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system for Solar System exploration. The results are based on comparing reactor designs that use a ceramic-metallic (CERMET), graphite matrix, graphite composite matrix, or carbide matrix fuel element designs. The composite graphite matrix and CERMET designs have been examined for providing power as well as propulsion. Approaches to the design of the NTP to be discussed will include an examination of graphite, composite, carbide, and CERMET core designs and the attributes of each in regards to performance and power generation capability. The focus is on NTP approaches based on tested fuel materials within a prismatic fuel form per the Argonne National Laboratory testing and the ROVER/NERVA program. NTP concepts have been examined for several years at Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne for use as the primary propulsion for human missions beyond earth. Recently, an approach was taken to examine the design trades between specific NTP concepts; NERVA-based (UC)C-Graphite, (UC,ZrC)C-Composite, (U,Zr)C-Solid Carbide and UO2-W CERMET. Using Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne's multidisciplinary design analysis capability, a detailed mission and vehicle model has been used to examine how several of these NTP designs impact a human Mars mission. Trends for the propulsion system mass as a function of power level (i.e. thrust size) for the graphite-carbide and CERMET designs were established and correlated against data created over the past forty years. These were used for the mission trade study. The resulting mission trades presented in this paper used a comprehensive modeling approach that captures the mission, vehicle subsystems, and NTP sizing.

  8. Angular Scaling In Jets

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    Jankowiak, Martin; Larkoski, Andrew J.; /SLAC

    2012-02-17

    We introduce a jet shape observable defined for an ensemble of jets in terms of two-particle angular correlations and a resolution parameter R. This quantity is infrared and collinear safe and can be interpreted as a scaling exponent for the angular distribution of mass inside the jet. For small R it is close to the value 2 as a consequence of the approximately scale invariant QCD dynamics. For large R it is sensitive to non-perturbative effects. We describe the use of this correlation function for tests of QCD, for studying underlying event and pile-up effects, and for tuning Monte Carlo event generators.

  9. Nonaxisymmetric Poynting Jets

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    Gralla, Samuel E

    2015-01-01

    The relativistic plasma jets from a misaligned black hole-accretion disk system will not be axially symmetric. Here we analyze nonaxisymmetric, stationary, translation invariant jets in the force-free approximation where the field energy dominates the particle energy. We derive a stream equation for these configurations involving the flux function $\\psi$ for the transverse magnetic field, the linear velocity $v(\\psi)$ of field lines along the jet, and the longitudinal magnetic field $B_z(\\psi)$. The equations can be completely solved when $|v|=1$, and when $|v|E^2$. Finally, we write down specific solutions approximating numerical results for the nonaxisymmetric jet produced by a spinning black hole in an external, misaligned magnetic field.

  10. Jets with Reversing Buoyancy

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    Pandya, R V R

    2015-01-01

    A jet of heavy fluid is injected upwards, at time $t=0$, into a lighter fluid and reaches a maximum height at time $t=t_i$ and then flows back around the upward flow. A similar flow situation occurs for a light fluid injected downward into a heavy one. In this paper an exact analytical expression for $t_i$ is derived. The expression remains valid for laminar and turbulent buoyant jets with or without swirl.

  11. Small Fast Spectrum Reactor Designs Suitable for Direct Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

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    Bruce G. Schnitzler; Stanley K. Borowski

    2012-07-01

    Advancement of U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests through a robust space exploration program requires high performance propulsion systems to support a variety of robotic and crewed missions beyond low Earth orbit. Past studies, in particular those in support of both the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), have shown nuclear thermal propulsion systems provide superior performance for high mass high propulsive delta-V missions. The recent NASA Design Reference Architecture (DRA) 5.0 Study re-examined mission, payload, and transportation system requirements for a human Mars landing mission in the post-2030 timeframe. Nuclear thermal propulsion was again identified as the preferred in-space transportation system. A common nuclear thermal propulsion stage with three 25,000-lbf thrust engines was used for all primary mission maneuvers. Moderately lower thrust engines may also have important roles. In particular, lower thrust engine designs demonstrating the critical technologies that are directly extensible to other thrust levels are attractive from a ground testing perspective. An extensive nuclear thermal rocket technology development effort was conducted from 1955-1973 under the Rover/NERVA Program. Both graphite and refractory metal alloy fuel types were pursued. Reactors and engines employing graphite based fuels were designed, built and ground tested. A number of fast spectrum reactor and engine designs employing refractory metal alloy fuel types were proposed and designed, but none were built. The Small Nuclear Rocket Engine (SNRE) was the last engine design studied by the Los Alamos National Laboratory during the program. At the time, this engine was a state-of-the-art graphite based fuel design incorporating lessons learned from the very successful technology development program. The SNRE was a nominal 16,000-lbf thrust engine originally intended for unmanned applications with relatively short engine operations and the engine and stage design were constrained to fit within the payload volume of the then planned space shuttle. The SNRE core design utilized hexagonal fuel elements and hexagonal structural support elements. The total number of elements can be varied to achieve engine designs of higher or lower thrust levels. Some variation in the ratio of fuel elements to structural elements is also possible. Options for SNRE-based engine designs in the 25,000-lbf thrust range were described in a recent (2010) Joint Propulsion Conference paper. The reported designs met or exceeded the performance characteristics baselined in the DRA 5.0 Study. Lower thrust SNRE-based designs were also described in a recent (2011) Joint Propulsion Conference paper. Recent activities have included parallel evaluation and design efforts on fast spectrum engines employing refractory metal alloy fuels. These efforts include evaluation of both heritage designs from the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and General Electric Company GE-710 Programs as well as more recent designs. Results are presented for a number of not-yet optimized fast spectrum engine options.

  12. High Power Electric Propulsion System for NEP: Propulsion and Trajectory Options

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    Koppel, Christophe R.; Duchemin, Olivier; Valentian, Dominique

    2006-01-20

    Recent US initiatives in Nuclear Propulsion lend themselves naturally to raising the question of the assessment of various options and particularly to propose the High Power Electric Propulsion Subsystem (HPEPS) for the Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP). The purpose of this paper is to present the guidelines for the HPEPS with respect to the mission to Mars, for automatic probes as well as for manned missions. Among the various options, the technological options and the trajectory options are pointed out. The consequences of the increase of the electrical power of a thruster are first an increase of the thrust itself, but also, as a general rule, an increase of the thruster performance due to its higher efficiency, particularly its specific impulse increase. The drawback is as a first parameter, the increase of the thruster's size, hence the so-called 'thrust density' shall be high enough or shall be drastically increased for ions thrusters. Due to the large mass of gas needed to perform the foreseen missions, the classical xenon rare gas is no more in competition, the total world production being limited to 20 -40 tons per year. Thus, the right selection of the propellant feeding the thruster is of prime importance. When choosing a propellant with lower molecular mass, the consequences at thruster level are an increase once more of the specific impulse, but at system level the dead mass may increase too, mainly because the increase of the mass of the propellant system tanks. Other alternatives, in rupture with respect to the current technologies, are presented in order to make the whole system more attractive. The paper presents a discussion on the thruster specific impulse increase that is sometime considered an increase of the main system performances parameter, but that induces for all electric propulsion systems drawbacks in the system power and mass design that are proportional to the thruster specific power increase (kW/N). The electric thruster specific impulse shall be optimized w.r.t. the mission. The trajectories taken into account in the paper are constrained by the allowable duration of the travel and the launcher size. The multi-arcs trajectories to Mars (using an optimized combination of chemical and Electric propulsion) are presented in detail. The compatibility with NEP systems that implies orbiting a sizeable nuclear reactor and a power generation system capable of converting thermal into electric power, with minimum mass and volumes fitting in with Ariane 5 or the Space Shuttle bay, is assessed.

  13. Nuclear Electric Propulsion Technology Panel findings and recommendations

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    Doherty, M.P.

    1992-01-01

    Summarized are the findings and recommendations of a triagency (NASA/DOE/DOD) panel on Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) Technology. NEP has been identified as a candidate nuclear propulsion technology for exploration of the Moon and Mars as part of the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). The findings are stated in areas of system and subsystem considerations, technology readiness, and ground test facilities. Recommendations made by the panel are summarized concerning: (1) existing space nuclear power and propulsion programs, and (2) the proposed multiagency NEP technology development program.

  14. Test facilities for evaluating nuclear thermal propulsion systems

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    Beck, D.F.; Allen, G.C.; Shipers, L.R.; Dobranich, D.; Ottinger, C.A.; Harmon, C.D.; Fan, W.C. ); Todosow, M. )

    1992-09-22

    Interagency panels evaluating nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) development options have consistently recognized the need for constructing a major new ground test facility to support fuel element and engine testing. This paper summarizes the requirements, configuration, and baseline performance of some of the major subsystems designed to support a proposed ground test complex for evaluating nuclear thermal propulsion fuel elements and engines being developed for the Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) program. Some preliminary results of evaluating this facility for use in testing other NTP concepts are also summarized.

  15. WORKSHOP REPORT:Light-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and Gaps for Lightweight and Propulsion Materials

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    WORKSHOP REPORT:Light-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and Gaps for Lightweight and Propulsion Materials

  16. Hydrogen loops in existing reactors for testing fuel elements for nuclear propulsion

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    Olsen, C.S.; Welland, H.; Abraschoff, J. (Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, EG G Idaho Inc., P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 (United States)); Thoms, K. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8087 (United States))

    1993-01-15

    The Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) has revitalized interest in adapting nuclear energy for power and propulsion. Prior to the selection of a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system, extensive testing of the various proposed concepts will be required. In today's environmental, safety and health culture, full size rocket engine tests as were done under the Rover/NERVA program will be extremely difficult and expensive to perform and meet NASA's schedules. A different test strategy uses a hydrogen loop in an existing reactor to test a wide variety of single elements or clusters of elements for fuel qualification. This approach is expected to reduce operating and capital costs and expedite the testing schedule. This paper examines the potential of performing subscale tests in a hydrogen loop in an existing reactor such as the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory or the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The HFIR is expected to achieve power densities comparable to those achieved in ATR because of the 85 MWt power level and the high thermal and fast flux levels. The available length and diameter of the test region of FHIR are 60 cm and 10 cm whereas the available length and diameter of the test region of ATR are 120 cm and 12 cm respectively.

  17. 2002 JET PROPULSION A N N U A L . R E P O R T

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    the world's largest wind tunnel, located at NASA's Ames Research Center, to test the Mars Exploration Rover and other NASA centers as a member of the "One NASA" team. There is a strong emphasis on cost con- trol and management, areas in which we can improve, enabling us to become more com- petitive. This new agreement again

  18. Form, function and flow in the plankton : jet propulsion and filtration by pelagic tunicates

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    Sutherland, Kelly Rakow

    2010-01-01

    Trade-offs between filtration rate and swimming performance among several salp species with distinct morphologies and swimming styles were compared. Small-scale particle encounter at the salp filtering apparatus was also ...

  19. OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    McDonald, Kirk

    LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Possible Alternative · Hg jet & magnet axis in vertical plane · MagnetOAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Tilt Option Discussion Issues Van Graves Phone Conference Sept 22, 2004 #12;2 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

  20. DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE: A PRELIMINARY REPORT, VOLUME I

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01

    STORAGE RESOURCES GEOTHERMAL ENERGY RENEWABLE OCEAN ENERGYHeat Utilization of Geothermal Energy, Lawrence BerkeleyJet Propulsion Laboratory, Geothermal Energy Resources in

  1. Three gravitationally lensed supernovae behind clash galaxy clusters...

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    (United States) Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of...

  2. Two-day wave observations of UARS Microwave Limb Sounder mesospheric water vapor and temperature

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    Limpasuvan, Varavut

    of phase. Poleward heat flux associated with upward wave energy propagation in the Southern Hemisphere Carolina, USA Dong L. Wu Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

  3. "Title","Creator/Author","Publication Date","OSTI Identifier...

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    the German Climate Computing Centre, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The...

  4. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Nathan Phillips Abhijit Nagchaudhuri Ram Oren

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    Oren, Ram

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Nathan Phillips Abhijit Nagchaudhuri Ram Oren Gabriel Katul Received: 11 September. Oren Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA Trees (1997

  5. FY2011 Annual Progress Report for Propulsion Materials

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    Davis, Patrick B.; Schutte, Carol L.; Gibbs, Jerry L.

    2011-12-01

    Annual Progress Report for Propulsion Materials focusing on enabling and innovative materials technologies that are critical in improving the efficiency of advanced engines by providing enabling materials support for combustion, hybrid, and power electronics development.

  6. A doubly-fed machine for propulsion applications

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    Tomovich, Michael S. (Michael Stephen)

    2014-01-01

    A doubly fed machine for propulsion applications is proposed, which, given the presence of AC and DC power sources, can be utilized in order to improve efficiency, weight, volume, and sizing of the rotor power electronics. ...

  7. Performance of a boundary layer ingesting propulsion system

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    Plas, Angélique (Angélique Pascale)

    2006-01-01

    This thesis presents an assessment of the aerodynamic performance of an aircraft propulsion system, with embedded engines, in the presence of aircraft fuselage boundary layer ingestion (BLI). The emphasis is on defining ...

  8. Assessment of propfan propulsion systems for reduced environmental impact

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    Peters, Andreas, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    Current aircraft engine designs tend towards higher bypass ratio, low-speed fan designs for improved fuel burn, reduced emissions and noise. Alternative propulsion concepts include counter-rotating propfans (CRPs) which ...

  9. Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion , Mingjun Wei

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    Wei, Mingjun

    Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion Tao Yang , Mingjun Wei New Mexico State in 1912.4 The Knoller-Betz effect was verified experimentally in a wind tunnel by Katzmayr in 1922

  10. Novel turbomachinery concepts for highly integrated airframe/propulsion systems

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    Shah, Parthiv N

    2007-01-01

    Two novel turbomachinery concepts are presented as enablers to advanced flight missions requiring integrated airframe/propulsion systems. The first concept is motivated by thermal management challenges in low-to-high Mach ...

  11. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants | National Nuclear Security Administra...

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    and works in an office building. U.S. naval nuclear propulsion plants use a pressurized-water reactor design that has two basic systems: the primary system and the secondary...

  12. Porous material and process development for electrospray propulsion applications

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    Arestie, Steven Mark

    2014-01-01

    Ion electrospray propulsion devices rely on the transportation of ionic liquid propellant to emission regions where ions are extracted at high velocities. One such method involves the use of porous substrates to passively ...

  13. Development of a high power density motor for aircraft propulsion 

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    Dibua, Imoukhuede Tim Odion

    2007-04-25

    Electric propulsion has been studied for a long time. Most of the electrically propelled vehicles that have been developed however have been ground vehicles. Recent research by NASA has promoted the development of electric ...

  14. ePLAS Development for Jet Modeling and Applications

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    Dr. Rodney J. Mason

    2011-09-07

    Plasma jets provide an alternate approach to the creation of high energy density laboratory plasmas (HEDLP). For the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX), typically 30 partially ionized argon jets, produced with mini-rail guns, will be focused into a central volume for subsequent magnetic compression into high density plasma liners that can reach high (0.1 Mbar) peak pressures upon stagnation. The jets are typically 2.5 cm in radius traveling at Mach number 30. Ultimate success will require optimized tuning of the rail configurations, the nozzles injecting the gases, and the careful implementation of pre-ionization. The modeling of plasma jet transport is particularly challenging, due the large space (100 sq cm) and time scales (microseconds) involved. Even traditional implicit methods are insufficient, due to the usual need to track electrons explicitly on the mesh. Wall emission and chemistry must be managed, as must ionization of the jet plasma. Ions in the jets are best followed as particles to account properly for collisions upon jet merger. This Phase I Project developed the code ePLAS to attack and successfully surmount many of these challenges. It invented a new 'super implicit' electromagnetic scheme, using implicit electron moment currents that allowed for modeling of jets over multi-cm and multi-picoseconds on standard, single processor 2 GHz PCs. It enabled merger studies of two jets, in preparation for the multi-jet merger problem. The Project explored particle modeling for the ions, and prepared for the future addition of a grid-base jet ion collision model. Access was added to tabular equations of state for the study of ionization effects in merging jets. The improved code was discussed at the primary plasma meetings (IEEE and APS) during the Project period. Collaborations with National Laboratory and industrial partners were nurtured. Code improvements were made to facilitate code use. See: http://www.researchapplicationscorp.com. The ePLAS code enjoys EAR99 export control treatment, permitting distribution to most foreign countries without a license.

  15. Three-dimensional MHD simulation of the Caltech plasma jet experiment: first results

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    Zhai, Xiang; Bellan, Paul M.; Li, Hui; Li, Shengtai E-mail: pbellan@caltech.edu E-mail: sli@lanl.gov

    2014-08-10

    Magnetic fields are believed to play an essential role in astrophysical jets with observations suggesting the presence of helical magnetic fields. Here, we present three-dimensional (3D) ideal MHD simulations of the Caltech plasma jet experiment using a magnetic tower scenario as the baseline model. Magnetic fields consist of an initially localized dipole-like poloidal component and a toroidal component that is continuously being injected into the domain. This flux injection mimics the poloidal currents driven by the anode-cathode voltage drop in the experiment. The injected toroidal field stretches the poloidal fields to large distances, while forming a collimated jet along with several other key features. Detailed comparisons between 3D MHD simulations and experimental measurements provide a comprehensive description of the interplay among magnetic force, pressure, and flow effects. In particular, we delineate both the jet structure and the transition process that converts the injected magnetic energy to other forms. With suitably chosen parameters that are derived from experiments, the jet in the simulation agrees quantitatively with the experimental jet in terms of magnetic/kinetic/inertial energy, total poloidal current, voltage, jet radius, and jet propagation velocity. Specifically, the jet velocity in the simulation is proportional to the poloidal current divided by the square root of the jet density, in agreement with both the experiment and analytical theory. This work provides a new and quantitative method for relating experiments, numerical simulations, and astrophysical observation, and demonstrates the possibility of using terrestrial laboratory experiments to study astrophysical jets.

  16. FY2010 Annual Progress Report for Propulsion Materials

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    Davis, Patrick B.; Schutte, Carol L.; Gibbs, Jerry L.

    2011-01-01

    The Propulsion Materials Technology actively supports the energy security and reduction of greenhouse emissions goals of the Vehicle Technologies Program by developing advanced materials that enable development of higher efficiency powertrains for ground transportation. Propulsion Materials works closely with the other disciplines within the VT Program to identify the materials properties essential for the development of cost-effective, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly next-generation heavy and light duty powertrains.

  17. Design tool needs for space nuclear propulsion systems

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    Klein, A.C. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (United States)); Lewis, B.R. (Atom Analysis, Inc., Portland, OR (United States))

    1992-01-01

    The interest in a return trip for humans to the moon and a pioneering voyage to Mars has rekindled interest in the use of nuclear reactors to provide propulsion for both piloted and robotic space vehicles. Two types of nuclear reactor-based propulsion systems are currently envisioned: nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) and nuclear electric propulsion (NEP). The former relies on the direct heating and exhaust of a propellant within the core of the reactor, while the latter utilizes ion thruster engines for propulsion, and the nuclear reactor supplies the large amount of electrical power required to drive the engines. Another direct contrast between the NTP and NEP concepts is the length of reactor operation. The NTP nuclear rocket core is required to produce large amounts of thermal power for relatively short bursts (on the order of minutes to hours), and the NEP reactor core operates for a much longer period of time (on the order of days to months) with a steady-state electrical power output. The design of these types of nuclear reactor systems requires the use of specific analysis tools, some of which already exist and others that need considerable development. The general areas in which design tools are needed in the development of systems for space nuclear propulsion include the following: (1) neutronics design - both steady-state and transient applications including thermal feedback effects; (2) thermal-hydraulics design - again, both steady-state and transient applications with coupling to and from the neutronics design codes; (3) materials analysis tools - due to the high temperatures and high stresses required for efficient propulsion operation, increased importance will be placed on understanding the material responses; and (4) systems analysis - these codes allow optimizaiton of the entire propulsion system.

  18. The first calculation of fractional jets

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    Bertolini, Daniele

    In collider physics, jet algorithms are a ubiquitous tool for clustering particles into discrete jet objects. Event shapes offer an alternative way to characterize jets, and one can define a jet multiplicity event shape, ...

  19. Gudrun's (NLO) list pp->WW jet

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    Huston, Joey

    Gudrun's (NLO) list 2->3 pp->WW jet pp->VVV pp->H + 2 jets 2->4 pp->4 jets pp->tT + 2jets p->tT bB pp->V+ 3 jets pp->VV + 2 jets pp->VVV + jet pp->WW bB From technology point-of-view start with massless cases such as + 2 jets then add progressively more difficult calculations (additional scales

  20. Jets in Particle Colliders Andrew Wong!

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    Budker, Dmitry

    Jets in Particle Colliders Andrew Wong! #12;Topics · What are jets? · How are they produced? · What do we use to study jets? #12;What are jets? · Bunch of different jets #12;Pretty picture! #12;What's in a jet? · Hadrons ­ Kaons, Pions, Protons, Neutrons · Leptons ­ Mainly electrons and muons · These have

  1. Organic vapor jet printing system

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    Forrest, Stephen R

    2012-10-23

    An organic vapor jet printing system includes a pump for increasing the pressure of an organic flux.

  2. Jet Fuel from Microalgal Lipids

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    Not Available

    2006-07-01

    A fact sheet on production of jet fuel or multi-purpose military fuel from lipids produced by microalgae.

  3. Particle Multiplicity in Jets and Sub-jets with Jet Axis from Color Current

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    Wlofgang Ochs; Redamy Perez Ramos

    2008-07-07

    We study the particle multiplicity in a jet or sub-jet as derived from an energy-multiplicity 2-particle correlation. This definition avoids the notion of a globally fixed jet axis and allows for the study of smaller jet cone openings in a more stable way. The results are sensitive to the mean color current $_{A_0} $ in the jet from primary parton $A_0$ which takes into account intermediate partonic processes in the sub-jet production where $C_F_{A_0} jet axis definition are computed for multiplicities in sub-jets with different opening angles and energies by including contributions from the Modified LLA (MLLA) and Next-to-MLLA to the leading order QCD results.

  4. Instabilities of rotating jets

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    Zahniser, Russell, 1982-

    2004-01-01

    When a jet of water is in free fall, it rapidly breaks up into drops, since a cylinder of water is unstable. This and other problems involving the form of a volume of water bound by surface tension have yielded a wealth ...

  5. Vortex diode jet

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    Houck, Edward D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1994-01-01

    A fluid transfer system that combines a vortex diode with a jet ejector to transfer liquid from one tank to a second tank by a gas pressurization method having no moving mechanical parts in the fluid system. The vortex diode is a device that has a high resistance to flow in one direction and a low resistance to flow in the other.

  6. Hadron Correlation in Jets

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    Rudolph C. Hwa

    2007-01-18

    We review some recent experimental and theoretical work on the correlation among hadrons produced at intermediate $p_T$ at RHIC. The topics include: forward and backward asymmetry with and without trigger at mid-rapidity, associated-particle distribution on the near side, the $\\Omega$ puzzle and its solution, associated particles on the away side, and two-jet recombination at LHC.

  7. Interacting Jets from Binary Protostars

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    G. C. Murphy; T. Lery; S. O'Sullivan; D. Spicer; F. Bacciotti; A. Rosen

    2007-11-20

    We investigate potential models that could explain why multiple proto-stellar systems predominantly show single jets. During their formation, stars most frequently produce energetic outflows and jets. However, binary jets have only been observed in a very small number of systems. We model numerically 3D binary jets for various outflow parameters. We also model the propagation of jets from a specific source, namely L1551 IRS 5, known to have two jets, using recent observations as constraints for simulations with a new MHD code. We examine their morphology and dynamics, and produce synthetic emission maps. We find that the two jets interfere up to the stage where one of them is almost destroyed or engulfed into the second one. We are able to reproduce some of the observational features of L1551 such as the bending of the secondary jet. While the effects of orbital motion are negligible over the jets dynamical timeline, their interaction has significant impact on their morphology. If the jets are not strictly parallel, as in most observed cases, we show that the magnetic field can help the collimation and refocusing of both of the two jets.

  8. Flow cytometer jet monitor system

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    Van den Engh, Ger (Seattle, WA)

    1997-01-01

    A direct jet monitor illuminates the jet of a flow cytometer in a monitor wavelength band which is substantially separate from the substance wavelength band. When a laser is used to cause fluorescence of the substance, it may be appropriate to use an infrared source to illuminate the jet and thus optically monitor the conditions within the jet through a CCD camera or the like. This optical monitoring may be provided to some type of controller or feedback system which automatically changes either the horizontal location of the jet, the point at which droplet separation occurs, or some other condition within the jet in order to maintain optimum conditions. The direct jet monitor may be operated simultaneously with the substance property sensing and analysis system so that continuous monitoring may be achieved without interfering with the substance data gathering and may be configured so as to allow the front of the analysis or free fall area to be unobstructed during processing.

  9. Reliability comparison of various nuclear propulsion configurations for Mars mission

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    Segna, D.R. [USDOE Richland Operations Office, WA (United States); Dagle, J.E. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Lyon, W.F. III [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1992-01-01

    Currently, trade-offs are being made among the various propulsion systems being considered for the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) missions. It is necessary to investigate the reliability aspects as well as the efficiency, mass savings, and experience characteristics of the various configurations. Reliability is a very important factor for the SEI missions because of the long duration and because problems will be fixed onboard. The propulsion options that were reviewed consist of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP), nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) and various configurations of each system. There were four configurations developed for comparison with the NTP as baselined in the Synthesis (1991): (1) NEP, (2) hybrid NEP/NTP, (3) hybrid with power beaming, and (4) NTP upper stage on the heavy lift launch vehicle (HLLV). The comparisons were based more or less on a qualitative review of complexity, stress levels and operations for each of the four configurations. Each configuration included a pressurized NEP and an NTP ascent stage propulsion system for the Mars mission.

  10. A Propellantless Propulsion Experiment Design and Testing Plan

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    Goodwin, David P. [United States Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, SC-20/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20585-1290 (United States)

    2004-02-04

    A propellantless propulsion experiment design and testing plan are described. The concept was initially presented during the Space Technology and Applications International Forum of 2001 and the experiment was initially presented during the Joint Propulsion Conference of 2001. New information is provided on how the experiment relates to the Human Exploration of Development of Space, the results of peer reviews, a cost estimate performed by a major U.S. aerospace company, and an alternative magnet design to reduce the cost of the experiment and potentially improve the reliability of the system. Recent improvements in high power solid state switches and superconducting magnets may have made propellantless propulsion possible. Propulsion may occur during the non-steady state ramp-up of a very rapidly pulsed, high power magnet. Propulsion would not occur after the first 100 nanoseconds of each pulse, since the magnetic field will have reached steady state. The United States Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics provided some of the funding for the developed a no maintenance superconducting magnet that can carry 2,000 amperes per square millimeter and a switch which can provide 100 nanosecond ramp-ups at a rate of 0.4 megahertz, and at 9,000 volts and 30 amperes.

  11. LABORATORY SAFETY CHECKLIST LABORATORY: DATE

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    Fleming, Andrew J.

    LABORATORY SAFETY CHECKLIST LABORATORY: DATE: RESPONSIBLE OFFICER: INSPECTION BY: Boxes/A indicates the item does not apply to this laboratory. 1 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION /x/NA Comments 1 in the laboratory? 1.2 Are current copies available of: (a) permits for notifiable or prohibited carcinogens, (b

  12. BIPOLAR JETS LAUNCHED FROM ACCRETION DISKS. II. THE FORMATION OF ASYMMETRIC JETS AND COUNTER JETS

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    Fendt, Christian; Sheikhnezami, Somayeh E-mail: nezami@mpia.de

    2013-09-01

    We investigate the jet launching from accretion disks, in particular the formation of intrinsically asymmetric jet/counter jet systems. We perform axisymmetric MHD simulations of the disk-jet structure on a bipolar computational domain covering both hemispheres. We apply various models such as asymmetric disks with (initially) different scale heights in each hemisphere, symmetric disks into which a local disturbance is injected, and jets launched into an asymmetric disk corona. We consider both a standard global magnetic diffusivity distribution and a novel local diffusivity model. Typical disk evolution first shows substantial disk warping and then results in asymmetric outflows with a 10%-30% mass flux difference. We find that the magnetic diffusivity profile is essential for establishing a long-term outflow asymmetry. We conclude that bipolar asymmetry in protostellar and extragalactic jets can indeed be generated intrinsically and maintained over a long time by disk asymmetries and the standard jet launching mechanism.

  13. Self-propulsion of V-shape micro-robot

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    Vladimir A. Vladimirov

    2012-09-13

    In this paper we study the self-propulsion of a symmetric V-shape micro-robot (or V-robot) which consists of three spheres connected by two arms with an angle between them; the arms' lengths and the angle are changing periodically. Using an asymptotic procedure containing two-timing method and a distinguished limit, we obtain analytic expressions for the self-propulsion velocity and Lighthill's efficiency. The calculations show that a version of V-robot, aligned perpendicularly to the direction of self-swimming, is both the fastest one and the most efficient one. We have also shown that such $V$-robot is faster and more efficient than a linear three-sphere micro-robot. At the same time the maximal self-propulsion velocity of V-robots is significantly smaller than that of comparable microorganisms.

  14. A survey of processes for producing hydrogen fuel from different sources for automotive-propulsion fuel cells

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    Brown, L.F.

    1996-03-01

    Seven common fuels are compared for their utility as hydrogen sources for proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells used in automotive propulsion. Methanol, natural gas, gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation jet fuel, ethanol, and hydrogen are the fuels considered. Except for the steam reforming of methanol and using pure hydrogen, all processes for generating hydrogen from these fuels require temperatures over 1000 K at some point. With the same two exceptions, all processes require water-gas shift reactors of significant size. All processes require low-sulfur or zero-sulfur fuels, and this may add cost to some of them. Fuels produced by steam reforming contain {approximately}70-80% hydrogen, those by partial oxidation {approximately}35-45%. The lower percentages may adversely affect cell performance. Theoretical input energies do not differ markedly among the various processes for generating hydrogen from organic-chemical fuels. Pure hydrogen has severe distribution and storage problems. As a result, the steam reforming of methanol is the leading candidate process for on-board generation of hydrogen for automotive propulsion. If methanol unavailability or a high price demands an alternative process, steam reforming appears preferable to partial oxidation for this purpose.

  15. Effluent treatment options for nuclear thermal propulsion system ground tests

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    Shipers, L.R.; Brockmann, J.E.

    1992-10-16

    A variety of approaches for handling effluent from nuclear thermal propulsion system ground tests in an environmentally acceptable manner are discussed. The functional requirements of effluent treatment are defined and concept options are presented within the framework of these requirements. System concepts differ primarily in the choice of fission-product retention and waste handling concepts. The concept options considered range from closed cycle (venting the exhaust to a closed volume or recirculating the hydrogen in a closed loop) to open cycle (real time processing and venting of the effluent). This paper reviews the strengths and weaknesses of different methods to handle effluent from nuclear thermal propulsion system ground tests.

  16. Handling effluent from nuclear thermal propulsion system ground tests

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    Shipers, L.R.; Allen, G.C.

    1992-09-09

    A variety of approaches for handling effluent from nuclear thermal propulsion system ground tests in an environmentally acceptable manner are discussed. The functional requirements of effluent treatment are defined and concept options are presented within the framework of these requirements. System concepts differ primarily in the choice of fission-product retention and waste handling concepts. The concept options considered range from closed cycle (venting the exhaust to a closed volume or recirculating the hydrogen in a closed loop) to open cycle (real time processing and venting of the effluent). This paper reviews the different methods to handle effluent from nuclear thermal propulsion system ground tests.

  17. Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program: Progress and Highlights

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    D. Ray Johnson; Sidney Diamond

    2000-06-19

    The Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program was begun in 1997 to support the enabling materials needs of the DOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT). The technical agenda for the program grew out of the technology roadmap for the OHVT and includes efforts in materials for: fuel systems, exhaust aftertreatment, valve train, air handling, structural components, electrochemical propulsion, natural gas storage, and thermal management. A five-year program plan was written in early 2000, following a stakeholders workshop. The technical issues and planned and ongoing projects are discussed. Brief summaries of several technical highlights are given.

  18. High performance path following for marine vehicles using azimuthing podded propulsion

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    Greytak, Matthew B. (Matthew Bardeen)

    2006-01-01

    Podded propulsion systems offer greater maneuvering possibilities for marine vehicles than conventional shaft and rudder systems. As the propulsion unit rotates about its vertical axis to a specified azimuth angle, the ...

  19. Naval ship propulsion and electric power systems selection for optimal fuel consumption

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    Sarris, Emmanouil

    2011-01-01

    Although propulsion and electric power systems selection is an important part of naval ship design, respective decisions often have to be made without detailed ship knowledge (resistance, propulsors, etc.). Propulsion and ...

  20. Bipolar Electrochemical Mechanism for the Propulsion of Catalytic Nanomotors in Hydrogen Peroxide Solutions

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    Bipolar Electrochemical Mechanism for the Propulsion of Catalytic Nanomotors in Hydrogen Peroxide the bipolar electrochemical propulsion mechanism for bimetallic nanorods. Introduction Catalyic molecular nonbiological schemes for making micro/nanoscale ma- chines involve externally applied magnetic2 or electrical

  1. Ram jet engine

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    Crispin, B.; Pohl, W.D.; Thomaier, D.; Voss, N.

    1983-11-29

    In a ram jet engine, a tubular combustion chamber is divided into a flame chamber followed by a mixing chamber. The ram air is supplied through intake diffusers located on the exterior of the combustion chamber. The intake diffusers supply combustion air directly into the flame chamber and secondary air is conveyed along the exterior of the combustion chambers and then supplied directly into the mixing chamber.

  2. MCNP benchmark analyses of critical experiments for the Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion program

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    Selcow, E.C.; Cerbone, R.J.; Ludewig, H.; Mughabghab, S.F.; Schmidt, E.; Todosow, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Parma, E.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ball, R.M.; Hoovler, G.S. [Babcock and Wilcox Co., Lynchburg, VA (United States)

    1993-06-01

    Benchmark analyses have been performed of Particle Bed Reactor (PBR) critical experiments (CX) using the MCNP radiation transport code. The experiments have been conducted at the Sandia National Laboratory reactor facility in support of the Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) program. The test reactor is a nineteen element water moderated and reflected thermal system. A series of integral experiments have been carried out to test the capabilities of the radiation transport codes to predict the performance of PBR systems. MCNP was selected as the preferred radiation analysis tool for the benchmark experiments. Comparison between experimental and calculational results indicate very good agreement. This paper describes the analyses of benchmark experiments designed to quantify the accuracy of the MCNP radiation transport code for predicting the performance characteristics of PBR reactors.

  3. Beam/Jet Trajectories April 1, 2009

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Beam/Jet Trajectories April 1, 2009 #12;Hg Jet Target Geometry Solenoid Axis Hg Jet Proton Beam BEAM CROSS rJET Previous results: Radius 5mm, beam =67mrad crossing = 33mrad #12;Optimized Target Energy, GeV Optimized Target Radius #12;Beam Angle and Jet/Beam Crossing Angle 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140

  4. JET Forward Programme & Opportunities for Collaboration

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    JET Forward Programme & Opportunities for Collaboration Lorne Horton JET Exploitation Manager Contract for the Opera.on of the JET Facili.es Co-Funded by Euratom #12;L.D. Horton 2 FESAC Strategic Planning Panel 8 July 2014 - What makes JET unique! - Plans for JET exploitation

  5. Harold G. Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Harold G. Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory Summary of Dose Calculations High Power Target Experiment CERN April 23, 2004 #12;Harold G. Kirk MARS Dose Calculation Pulsed Solenoid Iron Copper Hg Jet #12;Harold G. Kirk Residual Contact Dose Rate Assume: 40 pulses 20 x 1012 protons/pulse 14 days

  6. Harold G. Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Harold G. Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory Hg Jet Quadrupole Distortions MERIT Collaboration Meeting Princeton November 17, 2005 #12;Harold G. Kirk The Pulsed Solenoid Bz Field 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16. Kirk The Pulsed Solenoid Br Field -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 -100 -50 0 50 100 MagneticFieldBr,T Axial Length, cm

  7. Propulsion System Materials Program semiannual progress report for April 1995 through September 1995

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    NONE

    1996-04-01

    Significant accomplishments in fabricating ceramic components for the DOE, NASA, and DOD advanced heat engine programs have provided evidence that the operation of ceramic parts in high-temperature engine environments is feasible. These programs have also demonstrated that additional research is needed in materials and processing development, design methodology, and data base and life prediction before industry will have a sufficient technology base from which to produce reliable cost-effective ceramic engine components commercially. An assessment of needs was completed, and a 5-year program plan was developed with extensive input from private industry. During the course of the Propulsion System Materials Program, remarkable progress has been made in the development of reliable structural ceramics. However, further work is needed to reduce the cost of ceramics to facilitate their commercial introduction, especially in the highly cost-sensitive automotive market. To this end, the direction of the Propulsion System Materials Program is now shifting toward reducing the cost of ceramics to facilitate commercial introduction of ceramic components for near-term engine applications. In response to extensive input from industry, the plan is to extend the engine types which were previously supported to include near-term (5--10 years) applications in conventional automobile and diesel truck engines. To facilitate the rapid transfer of this technology to US industry, the major portion of the work is being done in the ceramic industry, with technological support from government laboratories, other industrial laboratories, and universities. A systematic approach to reducing the cost of components is envisioned. The work elements are as follows: economic cost modeling, ceramic machining, powder synthesis, alternative forming and densification processes, yield improvement, system design studies, standards development, low-expansion ceramics, and testing and data base development.

  8. SIMULATION AND MOCKUP OF SNS JET-FLOW TARGET WITH WALL JET FOR CAVITATION DAMAGE MITIGATION

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    Wendel, Mark W; Geoghegan, Patrick J; Felde, David K

    2014-01-01

    Pressure waves created in liquid mercury pulsed spallation targets at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory induce cavitation damage on the stainless steel target container. The cavitation damage is thought to limit the lifetime of the target for power levels at and above 1 MW. Severe through-wall cavitation damage on an internal wall near the beam entrance window has been observed in spent-targets. Surprisingly though, there is very little damage on the walls that bound an annular mercury channel that wraps around the front and outside of the target. The mercury flow through this channel is characterized by smooth, attached streamlines. One theory to explain this lack of damage is that the uni-directional flow biases the direction of the collapsing cavitation bubble, reducing the impact pressure and subsequent damage. The theory has been reinforced by in-beam separate effects data. For this reason, a second-generation SNS mercury target has been designed with an internal wall jet configuration intended to protect the concave wall where damage has been observed. The wall jet mimics the annular flow channel streamlines, but since the jet is bounded on only one side, the momentum is gradually diffused by the bulk flow interactions as it progresses around the cicular path of the target nose. Numerical simulations of the flow through this jet-flow target have been completed, and a water loop has been assembled with a transparent test target in order to visualize and measure the flow field. This paper presents the wall jet simulation results, as well as early experimental data from the test loop.

  9. Rotating Detonation Wave Propulsion: Experimental Challenges, Modeling, and Engine Concepts (Invited)

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    Rotating Detonation Wave Propulsion: Experimental Challenges, Modeling, and Engine Concepts energy release from detonations for propulsion or as a power source.1a This interest actually predates. The possibility of practical propulsion and power generation systems was even met with skep- ticism.12

  10. JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 22, No. 6, NovemberDecember 2006

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    Dame, where he considers problems in reactive fluid mechanics, high-speed flows, propulsion, energeticJOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 22, No. 6, November­December 2006 Review of Multiscale to detonation-driven propulsion systems are discussed. It is suggested that a failure of most existing

  11. High-speed propulsion of flexible nanowire motors: Theory and experiments On Shun Pak,a

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    Lauga, Eric

    hydrodynamic interaction with the fluid medium. The critical role of flexibility in this mode of propulsion and their promise for biomedical applications. 1 Introduction Micro/nano-scale propulsion in fluids is challenging to their propulsion mechanisms, externally pow- ered propellers can be further categorized into three groups (see

  12. Magnetic Propulsion of Intense Lithium Streams in a Tokamak Magnetic Field

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    Magnetic Propulsion of Intense Lithium Streams in a Tokamak Magnetic Field Leonid E. Zakharov the theory of magnetic propulsion of liquid lithium streams and their stability in tokamaks takes into account the propulsion e#11;ect, viscosity and the drag force due to magnetic pumping

  13. Velocity Fluctuations in Helical Propulsion: How Small Can a Propeller Be

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    Rangarajan, Govindan

    applied rotating magnetic field. The method of helical propulsion becomes especially important at smallerVelocity Fluctuations in Helical Propulsion: How Small Can a Propeller Be Arijit Ghosh,,# Debadrita propulsion is at the heart of locomotion strategies utilized by various natural and artificial swimmers. We

  14. Divergence of a Propulsive Plasma Flow Expanding through a Magnetic Nozzle

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    Choueiri, Edgar

    Divergence of a Propulsive Plasma Flow Expanding through a Magnetic Nozzle IEPC-2009-260 Presented frequency waves have renewed interest in magnetic nozzles for plasma propulsion applications in space.1 at the 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Michigan · Ann Arbor, Michigan · USA

  15. Ground test facilities for evaluating nuclear thermal propulsion engines and fuel elements

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    Allen, G.C.; Beck, D.F.; Harmon, C.D.; Shipers, L.R.

    1992-08-01

    Interagency panels evaluating nuclear thermal propulsion development options have consistently recognized the need for constructing a major new ground test facility to support fuel element and engine testing. This paper summarizes the requirements, configuration, and design issues of a proposed ground test complex for evaluating nuclear thermal propulsion engines and fuel elements being developed for the Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) program. 2 refs.

  16. Materials Graduate Degree Program Page 1 of 3 Last Updated 09/18/13

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Renewable Energy Laboratory National Science Foundation Naval Research Laboratory Newport Corporation Next - Jet Propulsion Lab National Central University National Institute of Standards and Technology National Energy Technologies NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory North Carolina State University North Design

  17. Physical parameters in relativistic jets from Compact Symmetric Objects

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    Manuel Perucho; Jose Ma. Marti

    2000-11-15

    Compact symmetric objects conform a class of sources characterized by high luminosity radio emission located symmetrically on both sides of the active galactic nucleus on linear scales of less than 1 kpc. Given their small size, the hot spots of the jets in CSOs provide a unique laboratory for the study of the physics of relativistic jets and their environment close to the central engine. We present a simple model for the hot spots in CSOs assuming synchrotron emission, minimum energy and ram pressure equilibrium with the external medium. Further comparison of our model with observational data allows us to constrain the physical parameters in the hot spots and the jets feeding them, and the density profile of the external medium.

  18. Selected Items in Jet Algorithms

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    Giuseppe Bozzi

    2008-08-06

    I provide a very brief overview of recent developments in jet algorithms, mostly focusing on the issue of infrared-safety.

  19. Photon + jets at D0

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    Lars Sonnenschein

    2009-06-15

    Photon plus jet production has been studied by the D0 experiment in Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at a centre of mass energy of sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. Measurements of the inclusive photon, inclusive photon plus jet, photon plus heavy flavour jet cross sections and double parton interactions in photon plus three jet events are presented. They are based on integrated luminosities between 0.4 fb$^-1 and 1.0 fb^-1. The results are compared to perturbative QCD calculations in various approximations.

  20. Magnetic propulsion of liquid Li in tokamaks 1

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    Magnetic propulsion of liquid Li in tokamaks 1 Leonid E. Zakharov, Princeton University, Princeton of liquid lithium, with the tokamak magnetic field is discussed as a mechanism a) for creating fast moving (plasma facing) Li streams along the inner wall of tokamak and b) for mixing the liquid in a closed volume

  1. Mars mission performance enhancement with hybrid nuclear propulsion

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    Dagle, J.E.; Noffsinger, K.E. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Segna, D.R. [USDOE Richland Operations Office, WA (United States)

    1992-01-01

    Nuclear electric propulsion (NEP), compared with chemical and nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP), can effectively deliver the same mass to Mars using much less propellant, consequently requiring less mass delivered to Earth orbit. The lower thrust of NEP requires a spiral trajectory near planetary bodies, which significantly increases the travel time. Although the total travel time is long, the portion of the flight time spent during interplanetary transfer is shorter, because the vehicle is thrusting for much longer periods of time. This has led to the supposition that NEP, although very attractive for cargo missions, is not suitable for piloted missions to Mars. However, with the application of a hybrid application of a hybrid approach to propulsion, the benefits of NEP can be utilized while drastically reducing the overall travel time required. Development of a dual-mode system, which utilizes high-thrust NTP to propel the spacecraft from the planetary gravitational influence and low-thrust NEP to accelerate in interplanetary space, eliminates the spiral trajectory and results in a much faster transit time than could be obtained by either NEP or NTP alone. This results in a mission profile with a lower initial mass in low Earth orbit. In addition, the propulsion system would have the capability to provide electrical power for mission applications.

  2. Advanced hybrid nuclear propulsion Mars mission performance enhancement

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    Dagle, J.E.; Noffsinger, K.E.; Segna, D.R.

    1992-02-01

    Nuclear electric propulsion (NEP), compared with chemical and nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP), can effectively deliver the same mass to Mars using much less propellant, consequently requiring less mass delivered to Earth orbit. The lower thrust of NEP requires a spiral trajectory near planetary bodies, which significantly increases the travel time. Although the total travel time is long, the portion of the flight time spent during interplanetary transfer is shorter, because the vehicle is thrusting for much longer periods of time. This has led to the supposition that NEP, although very attractive for cargo missions, is not suitable for piloted missions to Mars. However, with the application of a hybrid approach to propulsion, the benefits of NEP can be utilized while drastically reducing the overall travel time required. Development of a dual-mode system, which utilizes high-thrust NTP to propel the spacecraft from the planetary gravitational influence and low-thrust NEP to accelerate in interplanetary space, eliminates the spiral trajectory and results in a much faster transit time than could be obtained by either NEP or NTP alone. This results in a mission profile with a lower initial mass in low Earth orbit. In addition, the propulsion system would have the capability to provide electrical power for mission applications.

  3. Energy cost and muscular activity required for propulsion during walking

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    Kram, Rodger

    of 53% of normal walking, 2) the mean EMG of the medial gas- trocnemius (MG) during the propulsive phase are the individual roles of the ankle extensor muscles in producing forward propul- sion? Energetics. Past research, we applied constant levels of external horizontal force at the waist. Our rationale for this part

  4. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Field Exam on Space Propulsion

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    and to the wall heat flux that may require active cooling. (c) Changes to the engine mass/power ratio (the !engine with power level P. · The fraction of the lost power (1-)P that is deposited on the wall is also nearly a spacecraft (payload/structure + propulsion/power system + propellant) hovering during a time ! at a constant

  5. Propulsive Forces on the Flagellum during Locomotion of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

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    Pless, Robert

    and the flagellum were analyzed in the context of low-Reynolds-number fluid mechanics. Wild-type uniflagellate cellsPropulsive Forces on the Flagellum during Locomotion of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii P. V. Bayly, * B. L. Lewis, E. C. Ranz, R. J. Okamoto, R. B. Pless,§ and S. K. Dutcher Department of Mechanical

  6. Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion and Mingjun Wei

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    Wei, Mingjun

    Numerical Study of Flexible Flapping Wing Propulsion Tao Yang and Mingjun Wei New Mexico State highly flexible flapping wings interacting with fluid flows. Here, the fluid motion, solid motion necessary flapping mechanism, control cells are implemented in solid area (i.e., the wing) as "skeleton

  7. International Electric Propulsion Conference IEPC-2007-153

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    King, Lyon B.

    30th International Electric Propulsion Conference IEPC-2007-153 1 Confinement time in an electron and magnetic fields of a Hall-effect thruster with the goal of understanding the mechanism(s) responsible for anomalous cross-field mobility. A low-density electron plasma is confined using vacuum electric and magnetic

  8. Emissions and Performance Tradeoffs for Advanced Marine Diesel Propulsion

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    geometry turbocharger (v). The variable geometry turbocharger allows the improvement of the steady of turbocharged diesel en- gines render them common practice for the vast ma- jority of ocean freighters and o shore vehicles. In ma- rine propulsion, the turbocharger, the engine, and the propeller operation

  9. Buoyant jet behavior in confined regions

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    Fry, David J.

    1981-01-01

    Previous confined jet studies have emphasized the behavior of non-buoyant jets inside ducts or near plane boundaries (Coanda effect). Buoyancy, however, is a major factor in the confined jet behavior experienced in many ...

  10. Jet shapes with the broadening axis

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    Larkoski, Andrew James

    Broadening is a classic jet observable that probes the transverse momentum structure of jets. Traditionally, broadening has been measured with respect to the thrust axis, which is aligned along the (hemisphere) jet momentum ...

  11. JETS IN e+e- ANNIHILATION

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    Cooper, Susan Catherine.

    2010-01-01

    io U s, Data Monte Carlo, ~zz Jet Model Monte Carlo, - Phaseener-jy for data (points), jet model (solid curve) and pnaotAXIS The quarKs and hence the jet axis should have the same

  12. On impinging near-field granular jets

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    Arbelaez, D.; Zohdi, T. I.; Dornfeld, D. A.

    2009-01-01

    evolution models in abrasive jet micromachining. Wear 2008;SIMULATION OF GRANULAR JETS 26. Cheng X, Varas G, Citron D,behavior in a granular jet: emergence of a liquid with zero

  13. Searching for Jets in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Salur, Sevil

    2008-01-01

    measurements with full jet reconstruction in heavy ionDirect measurement of jets in s N N = 200 GeV Heavy Ion5–12, 2008 Searching for Jets in Heavy Ion Collisions Sevil

  14. Magnetic percolation and giant spontaneous Hall effect in La1 xCaxCoO3 ,,0.2 x 0.5... A. V. Samoilov

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    Yeh, Nai-Chang

    Magnetic percolation and giant spontaneous Hall effect in La1 xCaxCoO3 ,,0.2 x 0.5... A. V and Center for Space Microelectronics Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109

  15. Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) National Aeronautics and

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    Space Flight Center Jet Propulsion Laboratory #12;About This Image The true-color image at left and natural activities. Exhaust from internal combustion engines makes carbon monoxide gas, nitrogen oxide gas and provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, measures the variation of surface

  16. Flight Valida+ng the Proposed HypIRI Intelligent Payload Module: Results from Intelligent Payload EXperiment (IPEX) Cubesat

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    Schaffer, Steven

    Doubleday, David R. Thompson, Kiri L. Wagstaff Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Portions of this work were performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology · ~400 mW · 400 MHz ARM CPU · 128 MB RAM · 512 MB Flash · 8 GB SD

  17. Swarm Verification1 Gerard J. Holzmann, Rajeev Joshi, Alex Groce

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    Joshi, Rajeev

    Swarm Verification1 Gerard J. Holzmann, Rajeev Joshi, Alex Groce Jet Propulsion Laboratory was carried out at the Jet propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract generation. Curiously, although the raw speed of CPUs has stalled at roughly 2002 levels, the size of RAM

  18. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE A N D REMOTE SENSING, VOL 32. NO 2. MARCH I Y W 353 Evaluating the Type and State of Alaska Taiga

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    Oren, Ram

    , IEEE, Eric J. M. Rignot, Member, IEEE, Kyle C. McDonald, Member, IEEE, Ram Oren, Ronald Kwok, Gordon , 1993. This work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Califomia Institute of TechnologyDonald, R. Oren, and R. Kwok are with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena. CA 91 109. G. Bonan

  19. Space nuclear power, propulsion, and related technologies.

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    Berman, Marshall

    1992-01-01

    Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is one of the nation's largest research and development (R&D) facilities, with headquarters at Albuquerque, New Mexico; a laboratory at Livermore, California; and a test range near Tonopah, Nevada. Smaller testing facilities are also operated at other locations. Established in 1945, Sandia was operated by the University of California until 1949, when, at the request of President Truman, Sandia Corporation was formed as a subsidiary of Bell Lab's Western Electric Company to operate Sandia as a service to the U.S. Government without profit or fee. Sandia is currently operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by AT&T Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T. Sandia's responsibility is national security programs in defense and energy with primary emphasis on nuclear weapon research and development (R&D). However, Sandia also supports a wide variety of projects ranging from basic materials research to the design of specialized parachutes. Assets, owned by DOE and valued at more than $1.2 billion, include about 600 major buildings containing about 372,000 square meters (m2) (4 million square feet [ft2]) of floor space, located on land totalling approximately 1460 square kilometers (km2) (562 square miles [mi]). Sandia employs about 8500 people, the majority in Albuquerque, with about 1000 in Livermore. Approximately 60% of Sandia's employees are in technical and scientific positions, and the remainder are in crafts, skilled labor, and administrative positions. As a multiprogram national laboratory, Sandia has much to offer both industrial and government customers in pursuing space nuclear technologies. The purpose of this brochure is to provide the reader with a brief summary of Sandia's technical capabilities, test facilities, and example programs that relate to military and civilian objectives in space. Sandia is interested in forming partnerships with industry and government organizations, and has already formed several cooperative alliances and agreements. Because of the synergism of multiple governmental and industrial sponsors of many programs, Sandia is frequently able to provide complex technical solutions in a relatively short time, and often at lower cost to a particular customer. They have listed a few ongoing programs at Sandia related to space nuclear technology as examples of the possible synergisms that could result from forming teams and partnerships with related technologies and objectives.

  20. Exploration of Plasma Jets Approach to High Energy Density Physics. Final report

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    Chen, Chiping

    2013-08-26

    High-energy-density laboratory plasma (HEDLP) physics is an emerging, important area of research in plasma physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and particle acceleration. While the HEDLP regime occurs at extreme conditions which are often found naturally in space but not on the earth, it may be accessible by colliding high intensity plasmas such as high-energy-density plasma jets, plasmoids or compact toroids from plasma guns. The physics of plasma jets is investigated in the context of high energy density laboratory plasma research. This report summarizes results of theoretical and computational investigation of a plasma jet undergoing adiabatic compression and adiabatic expansion. A root-mean-squared (rms) envelope theory of plasma jets is developed. Comparison between theory and experiment is made. Good agreement between theory and experiment is found.

  1. X-Ray Propulsor: Physical Principle for an Electromagnetic Propellantless Propulsion System

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    Martins, Alexandre A

    2012-01-01

    In this work we are going to develop a physical model that explains how propulsion may be developed in a vacuum by the collision of electrons with an anode. Instead of using principles related to the conservation of mechanical momentum to achieve propulsion, like all the current propulsion systems do, the present system achieves propulsion by using principles related to the conservation of electromagnetic momentum. The complete physical model will be provided and comparison with preliminary experimental results will be performed. These results are important since they show that it is possible to achieve a radical different propulsion system with many advantages.

  2. Nuclear electric propulsion for planetary science missions: NASA technology program planning

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    Doherty, M.P. (NASA Lewis Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44135 (United States))

    1993-01-10

    This paper presents the status of technology program planning to achieve readiness of Nuclear Electric Propulsion technologies needed to meet the advanced propulsion system requirements for planetary science missions in the next century. The technology program planning is based upon technologies of significant maturity: ion electric propulsion and the SP-100 space nulcear power technologies. Detailed plans are presented herein for the required ion electric propulsion technology development and demonstration. Closer coordination between space nuclear power and space electric propulsion technology programs is a necessity as technology plans are being further refined in light of NEP concept definition and possible early NEP flight activities.

  3. Nuclear electric propulsion for planetary science missions: NASA technology program planning

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    Doherty, M.P.

    1993-05-01

    This paper presents the status of technology program planning to develop those Nuclear Electric Propulsion technologies needed to meet the advanced propulsion system requirements for planetary science missions in the next century. The technology program planning is based upon technologies with significant development heritage: ion electric propulsion and the SP-100 space nuclear power technologies. Detailed plans are presented for the required ion electric propulsion technology development and demonstration. Closer coordination between space nuclear power and space electric propulsion technology programs is a necessity as technology plans are being further refined in light of NEP concept definition and possible early NEP flight activities.

  4. Top Jets at the LHC

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    Almeida, L.G.

    2009-01-01

    Top Jets at the LHC Leandro G. Almeida, Seung J. Lee, GiladSB-08-37; WIS/17/08-SEPT-DPP Top Jets at the LHC Leandro G.p T hadronically-decaying top quarks at the Large Hadron

  5. OPENING ANGLES OF COLLAPSAR JETS

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    Mizuta, Akira; Ioka, Kunihito

    2013-11-10

    We investigate the jet propagation and breakout from the stellar progenitor for gamma-ray burst (GRB) collapsars by performing two-dimensional relativistic hydrodynamic simulations and analytical modeling. We find that the jet opening angle is given by ?{sub j} ? 1/5?{sub 0} and infer the initial Lorentz factor of the jet at the central engine, ?{sub 0}, is a few for existing observations of ?{sub j}. The jet keeps the Lorentz factor low inside the star by converging cylindrically via collimation shocks under the cocoon pressure and accelerates at jet breakout before the free expansion to a hollow-cone structure. In this new picture, the GRB duration is determined by the sound crossing time of the cocoon, after which the opening angle widens, reducing the apparent luminosity. Some bursts violating the maximum opening angle ?{sub j,{sub max}} ? 1/5 ? 12° imply the existence of a baryon-rich sheath or a long-acting jet. We can explain the slopes in both Amati and Yonetoku spectral relations using an off-centered photosphere model, if we make only one assumption that the total jet luminosity is proportional to the initial Lorentz factor of the jet. We also numerically calibrate the pre-breakout model (Bromberg et al.) for later use.

  6. National Laboratory

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

    on the Pajarito Plateau topic of inaugural lecture at Los Alamos National Laboratory January 4, 2013 Lecture series begins yearlong commemoration of 70th anniversary LOS...

  7. Experimental evidence for collisional shock formation via two obliquely merging supersonic plasma jets

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    Merritt, Elizabeth C. Adams, Colin S.; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 ; Moser, Auna L.; Hsu, Scott C. Dunn, John P.; Miguel Holgado, A.; Gilmore, Mark A.

    2014-05-15

    We report spatially resolved measurements of the oblique merging of two supersonic laboratory plasma jets. The jets are formed and launched by pulsed-power-driven railguns using injected argon, and have electron density ?10{sup 14}?cm{sup ?3}, electron temperature ?1.4?eV, ionization fraction near unity, and velocity ?40?km/s just prior to merging. The jet merging produces a few-cm-thick stagnation layer, as observed in both fast-framing camera images and multi-chord interferometer data, consistent with collisional shock formation [E. C. Merritt et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 085003 (2013)].

  8. Nuclear electric propulsion for future NASA space science missions

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    Yen, Chen-wan L.

    1993-07-20

    This study has been made to assess the needs, potential benefits and the applicability of early (circa year 2000) Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology in conducting NASA science missions. The study goals are: to obtain the performance characteristics of near term NEP technologies; to measure the performance potential of NEP for important OSSA missions; to compare NEP performance with that of conventional chemical propulsion; to identify key NEP system requirements; to clarify and depict the degree of importance NEP might have in advancing NASA space science goals; and to disseminate the results in a format useful to both NEP users and technology developers. This is a mission performance study and precludes investigations of multitudes of new mission operation and systems design issues attendant in a NEP flight.

  9. Polar features in the flagellar propulsion of E. coli bacteria

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    Bianchi, S; Lepore, A; Di Leonardo, R

    2015-01-01

    E. coli bacteria swim following a run and tumble pattern. In the run state all flagella join in a single helical bundle that propels the cell body along approximately straight paths. When one or more flagellar motors reverse direction the bundle unwinds and the cell randomizes its orientation. This basic picture represents an idealization of a much more complex dynamical problem. Although it has been shown that bundle formation can occur at either pole of the cell, it is still unclear whether this two run states correspond to asymmetric propulsion features. Using holographic microscopy we record the 3D motions of individual bacteria swimming in optical traps. We find that most cells possess two run states characterised by different propulsion forces, total torque and bundle conformations. We analyse the statistical properties of bundle reversal and compare the hydrodynamic features of forward and backward running states. Our method is naturally multi-particle and opens up the way towards controlled hydrodynam...

  10. Cooperative Self-Propulsion of Active and Passive Rotors

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    Yaouen Fily; Aparna Baskaran; M. Cristina Marchetti

    2011-10-26

    Using minimal models for low Reynolds number passive and active rotors in a fluid, we characterize the hydrodynamic interactions among rotors and the resulting dynamics of a pair of interacting rotors. This allows us to treat in a common framework passive or externally driven rotors, such as magnetic colloids driven by a rotating magnetic field, and active or internally driven rotors, such as sperm cells confined at boundaries. The hydrodynamic interaction of passive rotors is known to contain an azimuthal component \\sim 1/r^2 to dipolar order that can yield the recently discovered "cooperative self-propulsion" of a pair of rotors of opposite vorticity. While this interaction is identically zero for active rotors as a consequence of torque balance, we show that a \\sim 1/r^4 azimuthal component of the interaction arises in active systems to octupolar order. Cooperative self-propulsion, although weaker, can therefore also occur for pairs of active rotors.

  11. Assessment of Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Facility and Capability Needs

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    James Werner

    2014-07-01

    The development of a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) system rests heavily upon being able to fabricate and demonstrate the performance of a high temperature nuclear fuel as well as demonstrating an integrated system prior to launch. A number of studies have been performed in the past which identified the facilities needed and the capabilities available to meet the needs and requirements identified at that time. Since that time, many facilities and capabilities within the Department of Energy have been removed or decommissioned. This paper provides a brief overview of the anticipated facility needs and identifies some promising concepts to be considered which could support the development of a nuclear thermal propulsion system. Detailed trade studies will need to be performed to support the decision making process.

  12. An historical collection of papers on nuclear thermal propulsion

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    The present volume of historical papers on nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) encompasses NTP technology development regarding solid-core NTP technology, advanced concepts from the early years of NTP research, and recent activities in the field. Specific issues addressed include NERVA rocket-engine technology, the development of nuclear rocket propulsion at Los Alamos, fuel-element development, reactor testing for the Rover program, and an overview of NTP concepts and research emphasizing two decades of NASA research. Also addressed are the development of the 'nuclear light bulb' closed-cycle gas core and a demonstration of a fissioning UF6 gas in an argon vortex. The recent developments reviewed include the application of NTP to NASA's Lunar Space Transportation System, the use of NTP for the Space Exploration Initiative, and the development of nuclear rocket engines in the former Soviet Union.

  13. A comparison between synthetic jets and continuous jets B.L. Smith, G.W. Swift

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    Smith, Barton L.

    A comparison between synthetic jets and continuous jets B.L. Smith, G.W. Swift Abstract Experimental measurements and flow visualiza- tion of synthetic jets and continuous jets with matched Reynolds numbers are described. Although they have the same profile shape, synthetic jets are wider and slower than

  14. Numerical Simulations for Jet-Proton Interaction

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    McDonald, Kirk

    inside the jet. Setup of the Simulation of the Circular Jet downstream upstream #12;3 Sergei's result at the Initial Time Energy deposition at x=0 plane, the pressure unit is bar upstream downstream #12;4 Results of the Simulation of the Elliptic Jet downstream upstream #12;7 Jet surface at 0 and 140 microsecond Results from

  15. The interaction between two radial jets 

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    Gruber, Thomas Clifton

    1993-01-01

    Arrays of impinging jets are used in industry for heat and mass transfer processes. A new type of jet was recently developed which could be utilized in such arrays. This jet is the radial jet and it offers the advantages of variable net force...

  16. Latest Jets Results from the Tevatron

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    Christina Mesropian

    2011-06-15

    A comprehensive overview of the latest aspects of jet physics in proton-antiproton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=$1.96 TeV is presented. In particular, measurements of the inclusive jet production, dijet and multi-jet production, and jet substructure studies are discussed.

  17. Jet energy calibration at the LHC

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    Ariel Schwartzman

    2015-09-17

    Jets are one of the most prominent physics signatures of high energy proton proton (p-p) collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They are key physics objects for precision measurements and searches for new phenomena. This review provides an overview of the reconstruction and calibration of jets at the LHC during its first Run. ATLAS and CMS developed different approaches for the reconstruction of jets, but use similar methods for the energy calibration. ATLAS reconstructs jets utilizing input signals from their calorimeters and use charged particle tracks to refine their energy measurement and suppress the effects of multiple p-p interactions (pileup). CMS, instead, combines calorimeter and tracking information to build jets from particle flow objects. Jets are calibrated using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and a residual in situ calibration derived from collision data is applied to correct for the differences in jet response between data and Monte Carlo. Large samples of dijet, Z+jets, and photon+jet events at the LHC allowed the calibration of jets with high precision, leading to very small systematic uncertainties. Both ATLAS and CMS achieved a jet energy calibration uncertainty of about 1% in the central detector region and for jets with transverse momentum pT>100 GeV. At low jet pT, the jet energy calibration uncertainty is less than 4%, with dominant contributions from pileup, differences in energy scale between quark and gluon jets, and jet flavor composition.

  18. Propellantless propulsion in magnetic fields by partially shielded current

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    Bergamin, L; Pinchook, A

    2006-01-01

    A new device for propellantless propulsion in presence of a magnetic field is discussed. The functional principle shares some features with electrodynamic tethers. However, the tether structure is replaced by a closed wire, which is partially shielded from the magnetic field by means of a superconductor. Therefore, it does not depend on the presence of a plasma. We show that even a relatively small device can yield interesting propulsivet forces for drag compensation or for orbital transfers.

  19. Scoping calculations of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion

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    Difilippo, F.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1994-05-01

    This technical memorandum describes models and calculational procedures to fully characterize the nuclear island of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion. Two computer codes were written: one for the gas-cooled NERVA derivative reactor and the other for liquid metal-cooled fuel pin reactors. These codes are going to be interfaced by NASA with the balance of plant in order to making scoping calculations for mission analysis.

  20. Water cooled steam jet

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    Wagner, E.P. Jr.

    1999-01-12

    A water cooled steam jet for transferring fluid and preventing vapor lock, or vaporization of the fluid being transferred, has a venturi nozzle and a cooling jacket. The venturi nozzle produces a high velocity flow which creates a vacuum to draw fluid from a source of fluid. The venturi nozzle has a converging section connected to a source of steam, a diffuser section attached to an outlet and a throat portion disposed there between. The cooling jacket surrounds the venturi nozzle and a suction tube through which the fluid is being drawn into the venturi nozzle. Coolant flows through the cooling jacket. The cooling jacket dissipates heat generated by the venturi nozzle to prevent vapor lock. 2 figs.

  1. Micromachined chemical jet dispenser

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    Swierkowski, S.P.

    1999-03-02

    A dispenser is disclosed for chemical fluid samples that need to be precisely ejected in size, location, and time. The dispenser is a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device fabricated in a bonded silicon wafer and a substrate, such as glass or silicon, using integrated circuit-like fabrication technology which is amenable to mass production. The dispensing is actuated by ultrasonic transducers that efficiently produce a pressure wave in capillaries that contain the chemicals. The 10-200 {micro}m diameter capillaries can be arranged to focus in one spot or may be arranged in a larger dense linear array (ca. 200 capillaries). The dispenser is analogous to some ink jet print heads for computer printers but the fluid is not heated, thus not damaging certain samples. Major applications are in biological sample handling and in analytical chemical procedures such as environmental sample analysis, medical lab analysis, or molecular biology chemistry experiments. 4 figs.

  2. Micromachined chemical jet dispenser

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    Swierkowski, Steve P. (Livermore, CA)

    1999-03-02

    A dispenser for chemical fluid samples that need to be precisely ejected in size, location, and time. The dispenser is a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device fabricated in a bonded silicon wafer and a substrate, such as glass or silicon, using integrated circuit-like fabrication technology which is amenable to mass production. The dispensing is actuated by ultrasonic transducers that efficiently produce a pressure wave in capillaries that contain the chemicals. The 10-200 .mu.m diameter capillaries can be arranged to focus in one spot or may be arranged in a larger dense linear array (.about.200 capillaries). The dispenser is analogous to some ink jet print heads for computer printers but the fluid is not heated, thus not damaging certain samples. Major applications are in biological sample handling and in analytical chemical procedures such as environmental sample analysis, medical lab analysis, or molecular biology chemistry experiments.

  3. Water cooled steam jet

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    Wagner, Jr., Edward P. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1999-01-01

    A water cooled steam jet for transferring fluid and preventing vapor lock, or vaporization of the fluid being transferred, has a venturi nozzle and a cooling jacket. The venturi nozzle produces a high velocity flow which creates a vacuum to draw fluid from a source of fluid. The venturi nozzle has a converging section connected to a source of steam, a diffuser section attached to an outlet and a throat portion disposed therebetween. The cooling jacket surrounds the venturi nozzle and a suction tube through which the fluid is being drawn into the venturi nozzle. Coolant flows through the cooling jacket. The cooling jacket dissipates heat generated by the venturi nozzle to prevent vapor lock.

  4. Jupiter's and Saturn's convectively driven banded jets in the laboratory

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    Williams, Paul

    understood. Most approaches towards understanding zonation so far (also in the terrestrial oceans) have used scales) achieved, the kinetic energy spectra suggest the presence of both energy- cascading and enstrophy apparent, zonation has also been observed in the terrestrial ocean [Nowlin and Klinck, 1986] and eddy

  5. Full fuel-cycle comparison of forklift propulsion systems.

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    Gaines, L. L.; Elgowainy, A.; Wang, M. Q.; Energy Systems

    2008-11-05

    Hydrogen has received considerable attention as an alternative to fossil fuels. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) investigates the technical and economic feasibility of promising new technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells. A recent report for DOE identified three near-term markets for fuel cells: (1) Emergency power for state and local emergency response agencies, (2) Forklifts in warehousing and distribution centers, and (3) Airport ground support equipment markets. This report examines forklift propulsion systems and addresses the potential energy and environmental implications of substituting fuel-cell propulsion for existing technologies based on batteries and fossil fuels. Industry data and the Argonne Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model are used to estimate full fuel-cycle emissions and use of primary energy sources, back to the primary feedstocks for fuel production. Also considered are other environmental concerns at work locations. The benefits derived from using fuel-cell propulsion are determined by the sources of electricity and hydrogen. In particular, fuel-cell forklifts using hydrogen made from the reforming of natural gas had lower impacts than those using hydrogen from electrolysis.

  6. Advancements in Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) for Space Propulsion

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    Thomas, Robert [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Yang Yang; Miley, G.H. [Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-- Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Mead, F.B. [AFRL/PRSP, 10 E. Saturn Blvd., Edwards AFB CA 93524-7680 (United States)

    2005-02-06

    The development of a dense plasma focus (DPF) propulsion device using p-11B is described. A propulsion system of this type is attractive because of its high thrust-to-weight ratio capabilities at high specific impulses. From a fuel standpoint, p-11B is advantageous because of the aneutronic nature of the reaction, which is favorable for the production of thrust since the charged particles can be channeled by a magnetic field. Different fusion mechanisms are investigated and their implication to the p-11B reaction is explored. Three main requirements must be satisfied to reach breakeven for DPF fusion: a high Ti/Te ratio ({approx}20), an order of magnitude higher pinch lifetime, and the reflection and absorption of at least 50% radiation. Moreover, a power re-circulation method with high efficiency must be available for the relatively low Q value of the DPF fusion reactor. A possible direct energy conversion scheme using magnetic field compression is discussed. DPF parameters are estimated for thrust levels of 1000 kN and 500 kN, and possible propulsion applications are discussed, along with developmental issues.

  7. Jets and Jet-like correlations in STAR

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    Alice Ohlson; for the STAR Collaboration

    2012-10-08

    The propagation and modification of hard-scattered partons in the QGP can be studied using various types of jet and jet-like correlation measurements. The STAR detector with its full azimuthal and large pseudorapidity acceptance, as well as its wide transverse momentum (pT) coverage, is well-suited for these measurements. At mid-rapidity, azimuthal correlations of charged hadrons with the axis of a reconstructed trigger jet are used to study the modification of jet shapes and associated hadron yields from p+p to Au+Au. Dihadron correlations with back-to-back high-pT hadron pairs are used to investigate dijets and fragmentation biases. STAR's increased particle identification capabilities due to the Time-Of-Flight detector are utilized to investigate the differences between jet-related and bulk-related particle production. Dihadron correlations with identified trigger particles provide experimental tests of simple recombination theories. The comprehensive set of STAR jet-quenching measurements can be used to further constrain theories of parton energy loss at RHIC.

  8. CDF/PHYS/JET/CDFR/6419 Version 1.0

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    Galtieri, Lina

    CDF/PHYS/JET/CDFR/6419 Version 1.0 June 19, 2003 Systematic Uncertainties Associated with Jet. Schmitt Jet Corrections Group Abstract We present an estimate of the systematic uncertainties on the jet jets, as well as for raw jets are given. 1 Introduction In order to convert the jet E T measured

  9. Terrestrial Planet Interiors fet Propulsion l-aboratory, Caffirnia Institute of Techno,loSy

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    ,loSy J. M. Jackson Caffirnia Institute of Technology S. Seager Massachus etts Institute of Tbchnology discovered, mass vs. radius statistics will build up. The hope for terrestrial exoplanet mass and radius the deep atmosphere rapidly become too hot for life to exist. The solar system planets are conveniently

  10. Fragmentation inside an identified jet

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    Procura, Massimiliano

    Using Soft?Collinear Effective Theory (SCET) we derive factorization formulae for semi?inclusive processes where a light hadron h fragments from a jet whose invariant mass is measured. Our analysis yields a novel “fragmenting ...

  11. Radial flow pulse jet mixer

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    VanOsdol, John G.

    2013-06-25

    The disclosure provides a pulse jet mixing vessel for mixing a plurality of solid particles. The pulse jet mixing vessel is comprised of a sludge basin, a flow surface surrounding the sludge basin, and a downcoming flow annulus between the flow surface and an inner shroud. The pulse jet mixing vessel is additionally comprised of an upper vessel pressurization volume in fluid communication with the downcoming flow annulus, and an inner shroud surge volume separated from the downcoming flow annulus by the inner shroud. When the solid particles are resting on the sludge basin and a fluid such as water is atop the particles and extending into the downcoming flow annulus and the inner shroud surge volume, mixing occurs by pressurization of the upper vessel pressurization volume, generating an inward radial flow over the flow surface and an upwash jet at the center of the sludge basin.

  12. Jet production at hadron colliders

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    Jouttenus, Teppo T. (Teppo Tapani)

    2012-01-01

    Hadronic jets feature in many final states of interest in modern collider experiments. They form a significant Standard Model background for many proposed new physics processes and also probe QCD interactions at several ...

  13. Fragmentation inside an identified jet

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    Procura, Massimiliano; Stewart, Iain W.

    2011-05-23

    Using Soft-Collinear Effective Theory (SCET) we derive factorization formulae for semi-inclusive processes where a light hadron h fragments from a jet whose invariant mass is measured. Our analysis yields a novel 'fragmenting jet function' G{sub i}{sup h}(s,z) that depends on the jet invariant mass {radical}(s), and on the fraction z of the large light-cone momentum components of the hadron and the parent parton i. We show that G{sub i}{sup h}(s,z) can be computed in terms of perturbatively calculable coefficients, J{sub ij}(s,z/x), integrated against standard non-perturbative fragmentation functions, D{sub j}{sup h}(x). Our analysis yields a simple replacement rule that allows any factorization theorem depending on a jet function J{sub i} to be converted to a semi-inclusive process with a fragmenting hadron h.

  14. Aeroacoustics of volcanic jets: Acoustic power estimation and jet velocity dependence

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    Matoza, Robin S; Fee, D; Neilsen, Tracianne B; Gee, Kent L; Ogden, Darcy E

    2013-01-01

    of noise from a military jet aircraft during ground run-up,Radiated by Subsonic Air Jets, David W. Taylor Model Basin,analysis of model-scale jet noise, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. ,

  15. Aeroacoustics of volcanic jets: Acoustic power estimation and jet velocity dependence

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    Matoza, Robin S; Fee, D; Neilsen, Tracianne B; Gee, Kent L; Ogden, Darcy E

    2013-01-01

    e.g. , the exhaust from jet engines and rockets) [Kundu andow) issuing out of the jet engine or rocket. Other sourcesSupersonic jet noise characteristics and propagation: Engine

  16. Visgraf Laboratory IMPA Visgraf Laboratory IMPA

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    de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

    1 Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA CNMAC 99 CNMAC 99 jonas@impa.br @impa.br Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro www.visgraf.impa.br www.visgraf.impa.br Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA Visgraf Laboratory ­ IMPA Visgraf

  17. Jet Quenching with Parton evolution

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    Luan Cheng; Enke Wang

    2009-10-08

    We report the evolution effects on jet energy loss with detailed balance. The initial conditions and parton evolution based on perturbative QCD in the chemical non-equilibrated medium and Bjorken expanding medium at RHIC are determined. The parton evolution affect the jet energy loss evidently. This will increase the energy and propagating distance dependence of the parton energy loss and will affect the shape of suppression of moderately high P_{T} hadron spectra.

  18. Convectively generated zonal jets by thunderstorms on Jupiter

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    Zhang, Xi Arthur; Showman, Adam

    2011-01-01

    formation of equatorial jets in freely decaying shallowof moist convection with zonal jets on Jupiter and Saturn,Generation of equatorial jets by large-scale latent heating

  19. JETS OF NUCLEAR MATTER FROM HIGH ENERGY HEAVY ION COLLISIONS

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    Stocker, H.

    2013-01-01

    of California. LBL-11774 Jets of Nuclear Matter from Highclusters. Strongly correlated jets of nuclear matter areExperimental analysis of the jet phenomena is in progress.

  20. PROTOSTELLAR JETS ENCLOSED BY LOW-VELOCITY OUTFLOWS (Journal...

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    PROTOSTELLAR JETS ENCLOSED BY LOW-VELOCITY OUTFLOWS Citation Details In-Document Search Title: PROTOSTELLAR JETS ENCLOSED BY LOW-VELOCITY OUTFLOWS A protostellar jet and outflow...

  1. Stopping Cooling Flows with Jets

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    Fabrizio Brighenti; William G. Mathews

    2006-01-24

    We describe 2D gasdynamical models of jets that carry mass as well as energy to the hot gas in galaxy clusters. These flows have many attractive attributes for solving the galaxy cluster cooling flow problem: Why the hot gas temperature and density profiles resemble cooling flows but show no spectral evidence of cooling to low temperatures. Using an approximate model for the cluster A1795, we show that mass-carrying jets can reduce the overall cooling rate to or below the low values implied by X-ray spectra. Biconical subrelativistic jets, described with several ad hoc parameters, are assumed to be activated when gas flows toward or cools near a central supermassive black hole. As the jets proceed out from the center they entrain more and more ambient gas. The jets lose internal pressure by expansion and are compressed by the ambient cluster gas, becoming rather difficult to observe. For a wide variety of initial jet parameters and several feedback scenarios the global cooling can be suppressed for many Gyrs while maintaining cluster temperature profiles similar to those observed. The intermittancy of the feedback generates multiple generations of X-ray cavities similar to those observed in the Perseus Cluster and elsewhere.

  2. Numerical Simulations of Bouncing Jets

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    Bonito, Andrea; Lee, Sanghyun

    2015-01-01

    Bouncing jets are fascinating phenomenons occurring under certain conditions when a jet impinges on a free surface. This effect is observed when the fluid is Newtonian and the jet falls in a bath undergoing a solid motion. It occurs also for non-Newtonian fluids when the jets falls in a vessel at rest containing the same fluid. We investigate numerically the impact of the experimental setting and the rheological properties of the fluid on the onset of the bouncing phenomenon. Our investigations show that the occurrence of a thin lubricating layer of air separating the jet and the rest of the liquid is a key factor for the bouncing of the jet to happen. The numerical technique that is used consists of a projection method for the Navier-Stokes system coupled with a level set formulation for the representation of the interface. The space approximation is done with adaptive finite elements. Adaptive refinement is shown to be very important to capture the thin layer of air that is responsible for the bouncing.

  3. Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles

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    Rote, D.M.; He, J.; Johnson, L.R.

    1994-01-04

    A propulsion and stabilization system are described comprising a series of coils mounted vertically on the walls of the guideway to provide suspension, lateral guidance, and propulsion of a magnetically levitated vehicle. This system further allows for altering the magnetic field effects by changing the relative position of the loops comprising the coils either longitudinally and/or vertically with resulting changes in the propulsion, the vertical stability, and the suspension. 8 figures.

  4. Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rote, Donald M. (Lagrange, IL); He, Jianliang (Woodridge, IL); Johnson, Larry R. (Naperville, IL)

    1994-01-01

    A propulsion and stabilization system comprising a series of FIG. 8 coils mounted vertically on the walls of the guideway to provide suspension, lateral guidance and propulsion of a magnetically levitated vehicle. This system further allows for altering the magnetic field effects by changing the relative position of the loops comprising the FIG. 8 coils either longitudinally and/or vertically with resulting changes in the propulsion, the vertical stability, and the suspension.

  5. Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles

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    Rote, D.M.; He, Jianliang; Johnson, L.R.

    1992-01-01

    This report discusses a propulsion and stabilization system comprising a series of figure 8 coils mounted vertically on the walls of the guideway to provide suspension, lateral guidance and propulsion of a magnetically levitated vehicle. This system further allows for altering the magnetic field effects by changing the relative position of the loops comprising the figure 8 coils either longitudinally and/or vertically with resulting changes in the propulsion, the vertical stability, and the suspension.

  6. Ames Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory

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    that advance knowl- edge and provide the foundation for American innovation. From unlocking atomic energy's electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines, the National Labs have pushed the boundaries Energy Technology Laboratory Morgantown, West Virginia Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Albany, Oregon National

  7. 2014 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Report | Department of Energy

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

    The Propulsion Materials Program actively supports the energy security and reduction of greenhouse emissions goals of VTO by investigating and identifying the materials properties...

  8. Plasma jet ignition device

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    McIlwain, Michael E. (Franklin, MA); Grant, Jonathan F. (Wayland, MA); Golenko, Zsolt (North Reading, MA); Wittstein, Alan D. (Fairfield, CT)

    1985-01-15

    An ignition device of the plasma jet type is disclosed. The device has a cylindrical cavity formed in insulating material with an electrode at one end. The other end of the cylindrical cavity is closed by a metal plate with a small orifice in the center which plate serves as a second electrode. An arc jumping between the first electrode and the orifice plate causes the formation of a highly-ionized plasma in the cavity which is ejected through the orifice into the engine cylinder area to ignite the main fuel mixture. Two improvements are disclosed to enhance the operation of the device and the length of the plasma plume. One improvement is a metal hydride ring which is inserted in the cavity next to the first electrode. During operation, the high temperature in the cavity and the highly excited nature of the plasma breaks down the metal hydride, liberating hydrogen which acts as an additional fuel to help plasma formation. A second improvement consists of a cavity insert containing a plurality of spaced, metal rings. The rings act as secondary spark gap electrodes reducing the voltage needed to maintain the initial arc in the cavity.

  9. Resolving the jet in Cygnus A

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    U. Bach; T. P. Krichbaum; E. Middelberg; W. Alef; J. A. Zensus

    2008-12-09

    Our previous studies revealed a good kinematic model for the jet of Cygnus A, but the counter-jet speed is still not well constrained. The central engine and part of the counter-jet of Cyg A are likely to be obscured by free-free absorbing material, presumably a thick torus. At mm-wavelengths, the absorber becomes optically thin, which provides a more detailed view into the inner nuclear region. Knowing the speed of jet and counter-jet and their flux density ratio allows to determine the jet Lorentz factors and orientation. Therefore we started to monitor Cyg A with global VLBI at 43GHz in Oct. 2007. Our first epoch reveals a previously unseen gap between both jets. This could be either a sign for a new counter-jet component that is slowly separating or we start to see the very inner acceleration region of the jet which is not efficiently radiating at radio wavelengths. Further more the image shows transversely resolved jet structures at distances beyond ~0.5pc which facilitate more detailed investigations addressing jet stratification. Analysis of the resolved jet structure shows that the initially wide jet (opening angle ~10deg) collimates within the first parsec into a edge-brightened jet with an opening angle of ~3deg.

  10. The First Calculation of Fractional Jets

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    Daniele Bertolini; Jesse Thaler; Jonathan R. Walsh

    2015-05-14

    In collider physics, jet algorithms are a ubiquitous tool for clustering particles into discrete jet objects. Event shapes offer an alternative way to characterize jets, and one can define a jet multiplicity event shape, which can take on fractional values, using the framework of "jets without jets". In this paper, we perform the first analytic studies of fractional jet multiplicity $\\tilde{N}_{\\rm jet}$ in the context of $e^+e^-$ collisions. We use fixed-order QCD to understand the $\\tilde{N}_{\\rm jet}$ cross section at order $\\alpha_s^2$, and we introduce a candidate factorization theorem to capture certain higher-order effects. The resulting distributions have a hybrid jet algorithm/event shape behavior which agrees with parton shower Monte Carlo generators. The $\\tilde{N}_{\\rm jet}$ observable does not satisfy ordinary soft-collinear factorization, and the $\\tilde{N}_{\\rm jet}$ cross section exhibits a number of unique features, including the absence of collinear logarithms and the presence of soft logarithms that are purely non-global. Additionally, we find novel divergences connected to the energy sharing between emissions, which are reminiscent of rapidity divergences encountered in other applications. Given these interesting properties of fractional jet multiplicity, we advocate for future measurements and calculations of $\\tilde{N}_{\\rm jet}$ at hadron colliders like the LHC.

  11. Zonal jets in equilibrating baroclinic instability on the polar beta-plane: experiments with altimetry

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    Matulka, A M

    2015-01-01

    Results from the laboratory experiments on the evolution of baroclinically unstable flows generated in a rotating tank with topographic beta-effect are presented. We study zonal jets of alternating direction which occur in these flows. The primary system we model includes lighter fluid in the South and heavier fluid in the North with resulting slow meridional circulation and fast mean zonal motion. In a two-layer system the velocity shear between the layers results in baroclinic instability which equilibrates with time and, due to interaction with beta-effect generates zonal jets. This system is archetypal for various geophysical systems including the general circulation and jet streams in the Earths atmosphere, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current or the areas in the vicinity of western boundary currents where baroclinic instability and multiple zonal jets are observed. The gradient of the surface elevation and the thickness of the upper layer are measured in the experiments using the Altimetric Imaging Velocim...

  12. Mechanism of destruction of transport barriers in geophysical jets with Rossby waves

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    M. Yu. Uleysky; M. V. Budyansky; S. V. Prants

    2012-02-02

    The mechanism of destruction of a central transport barrier in a dynamical model of a geophysical zonal jet current in the ocean or the atmosphere with two propagating Rossby waves is studied. We develop a method for computing a central invariant curve which is an indicator of existence of the barrier. Breakdown of this curve under a variation of the Rossby wave amplitudes and onset of chaotic cross-jet transport happen due to specific resonances producing stochastic layers in the central jet. The main result is that there are resonances breaking the transport barrier at unexpectedly small values of the amplitudes that may have serious impact on mixing and transport in the ocean and the atmosphere. The effect can be found in laboratory experiments with azimuthal jets and Rossby waves in rotating tanks under specific values of the wave numbers that are predicted in the theory.

  13. Harold G. Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Harold G. Kirk Brookhaven National Laboratory Viewport 3 at 26msViewport 1 at 2ms Hg Jet 15m Beam Pulse at 8:39pm Central European Daylight Time #12;Harold G. Kirk BENE'07 Oct. 29-30 Beam 5016, Hg. Kirk BENE'07 Oct. 29-30 Beam 5020, Hg 15m/s, 100s/frame, Total 1.6ms 20TP 14GeV Proton Beam Oct. 27

  14. Jets in heavy ion collisions at RHIC

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    Jan Kapitan

    2009-11-25

    Full jet reconstruction in heavy-ion collisions enables a complete study of the modification of jet structure due to energy loss in hot and dense QCD matter, but is challenging due to the high multiplicity environment. The STAR and PHENIX collaborations at RHIC have recently presented measurements of fully reconstructed jets from p+p, Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_\\mathrm{NN}} = 200 \\mathrm{GeV}$. We review the first results on inclusive jet spectra, di-jets and fragmentation functions and discuss their implications on understanding of jet quenching.

  15. Filament attachment dynamics in actin-based propulsion

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    J. I. Katz; A. E. Carlsson

    2005-05-26

    Theory and experiment have established that F-actin filaments are strongly attached to the intracellular parasites (such as Listeria) they propel with ``comet tails''. We consider the implications of these observations for propulsion. By calculating the motion produced in various models of attachment and comparing to experiment we demonstrate that the attachment must be sliding rather than hinged. By modeling experiments on ActA-coated spheres we draw conclusions regarding the interaction between F-actin and their surfaces that may also be applicable to living systems.

  16. Nature-inspired microfluidic propulsion using magnetic actuation

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    Khaderi, S N; Anderson, P D; Ioan, D; Toonder, J M J den; Onck, P R

    2009-01-01

    In this work we mimic the efficient propulsion mechanism of natural cilia by magnetically actuating thin films in a cyclic but non-reciprocating manner. By simultaneously solving the elasto-dynamic, magnetostatic and fluid mechanics equations, we show that the amount of fluid propelled is proportional to the area swept by the cilia. By using the intricate interplay between film magnetization and applied field we are able to generate a pronounced asymmetry and associated flow. We delineate the functional response of the system in terms of three dimensionless parameters that capture the relative contribution of elastic, inertial, viscous and magnetic forces.

  17. Recapturing NERVA-Derived Fuels for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

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    Qualls, A L [ORNL] [ORNL; Hancock, Emily F [ORNL] [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    The Department of Energy is working with NASA to examine fuel options for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion applications. Extensive development and testing was performed on graphite-based fuels during the Nuclear Engineer Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) and Rover programs through the early 1970s. This paper explores the possibility of recapturing the technology and the issues associated with using it for the next generation of nuclear thermal rockets. The issues discussed include a comparison of today's testing capabilities, analysis techniques and methods, and knowledge to that of previous development programs and presents a plan to recapture the technology for a flight program.

  18. ADVANCED RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCE AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR PLANETARY EXPLORATION

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    R. C. O'Brien; S. D. Howe; J. E. Werner

    2010-09-01

    The exploration of planetary surfaces and atmospheres may be enhanced by increasing the range and mobility of a science platform. Fundamentally, power production and availability of resources are limiting factors that must be considered for all science and exploration missions. A novel power and propulsion system is considered and discussed with reference to a long-range Mars surface exploration mission with in-situ resource utilization. Significance to applications such as sample return missions is also considered. Key material selections for radioisotope encapsulation techniques are presented.

  19. EE 448 Laboratory Preface Laboratory Introduction

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    EE 448 Laboratory Preface Laboratory Introduction -1- EE 448 Preface 2/26/2007 Laboratory Introduction #12;EE 448 Laboratory Preface Laboratory Introduction -2- I. INTRODUCTION The electric machinery laboratory provides students with the opportunity to examine and experiment with different types

  20. N Jettiness: An Inclusive Event Shape to Veto Jets

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    Stewart, Iain

    Jet vetoes are essential in many analyses at the LHC and Tevatron. Typical signals have a specific number of hard jets or leptons, while backgrounds have additional jets. Vetoing undesired jets efficiently discriminates ...

  1. A Qualitative Model of the Space Shuttle Reaction Control System \\Lambda

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    Kuipers, Benjamin

    Research Program under grant no. 003658175, and by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. #12; 1 Introduction as a replacement for one of the main engines in the event of main engine failure and can serve as a fuel dump under, an oxidizer tank, and a set of 14 jets (16 jets for the Forward RCS). Jet usage and firing can be monitored

  2. Search for Heavy Majorana Neutrinos in Same-Sign mumu+jets and ee+jets Events in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 GeV

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    Giordano, Ferdinando

    2013-01-01

    4.4 Jet Reconstruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.2.5 Jet selection . . . . . .4.4.2 Anti-k T cone jet clustering algorithm . . . 4.4.3 Jet

  3. S e c t i o n Tw o Areas of Study and

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    The Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, the Kármán Labora- tory of Fluid Mechanics and Jet Propulsion. In this complex are housed the solid mechanics, impact mechanics, and deployable space structures laboratories, and the Joe and Edwina Charyk laboratory of bioinspired design and bio- propulsion, as well as the various

  4. Jet energy scale setting with "photon+Jet" events at LHC energies. Event rates, Pt structure of jet

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    D. V. Bandourin; V. F. Konoplianikov; N. B. Skachkov

    2000-12-15

    In this paper the study of "photon+Jet" events is continued, aimed at jet energy scale setting and hadron calorimeter calibration at LHC energies. The event number distribution over Pt and pseudorapidity eta in the barrel region of the photon is presented. The features of "photon+Jet" events in CMS detector |eta|<1.4 are exposed. Pt structure of the region in the eta-phi space inside and beyond jet is also shown.

  5. Large-eddy simulation of turbulent circular jet flows

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    Jones, S. C.; Sotiropoulos, F.; Sale, M. J.

    2002-07-01

    This report presents a numerical method for carrying out large-eddy simulations (LES) of turbulent free shear flows and an application of a method to simulate the flow generated by a nozzle discharging into a stagnant reservoir. The objective of the study was to elucidate the complex features of the instantaneous flow field to help interpret the results of recent biological experiments in which live fish were exposed to the jet shear zone. The fish-jet experiments were conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Hydropower Turbine Systems program. The experiments were designed to establish critical thresholds of shear and turbulence-induced loads to guide the development of innovative, fish-friendly hydropower turbine designs.

  6. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 46, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 1998 1 A 850 GHz Waveguide Receiver Employing a

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    Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and was sponsored by NASA, Office@tacos.caltech.edu. B. Bumble and H.G. LeDuc are with the Center for Space Micro- electronics Technology, Jet Propulsion by Ellison et al. [1] and employs two circular non-contacting tuning elements [2], [3], magnetic field

  7. Appears in Proc. International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, Moffett Field, CA, March 2013. Onboard Mission Planning on the Intelligent Payload

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    Schaffer, Steven

    , Austin Williams 2 , Edmund Yee2 , Daniel Fluitt, 2 Eric Stanton 2 , Jordi Piug-Suari2 (1) Jet Propulsion reserved. Portions of this work were carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute carries a 400MHz Atmel ARM9 CPU (no hardware floating point) with 128MB RAM, 512MB flash memory, a 16 GB

  8. Laboratory 12 Control Systems Laboratory ECE3557 Laboratory 12

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    Laboratory 12 Control Systems Laboratory ECE3557 Laboratory 12 State Feedback Controller for Position Control of a Flexible Link 12.1 Objective The objective of this laboratory is to design a full of the combined system (i.e., servomotor and flexible link) introduced in the Laboratory 9 (refer to [1

  9. Laboratory 10 Control Systems Laboratory ECE3557 Laboratory 10

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    Laboratory 10 Control Systems Laboratory ECE3557 Laboratory 10 State Feedback Controller for Position Control of a DC Servo 10.1 Objective The objective of this laboratory is to position the gears, we will use the state space model of the DC servo introduced in the laboratory 3 (refer to [1

  10. Jets from Jets: Re-clustering as a tool for large radius jet reconstruction and grooming at the LHC

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    Benjamin Nachman; Pascal Nef; Ariel Schwartzman; Maximilian Swiatlowski; Chaowaroj Wanotayaroj

    2014-12-11

    Jets with a large radius $R\\gtrsim 1$ and grooming algorithms are widely used to fully capture the decay products of boosted heavy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Unlike most discriminating variables used in such studies, the jet radius is usually not optimized for specific physics scenarios. This is because every jet configuration must be calibrated, insitu, to account for detector response and other experimental effects. One solution to enhance the availability of large-$R$ jet configurations used by the LHC experiments is {\\it jet re-clustering}. Jet re-clustering introduces an intermediate scale $rjets are calibrated and used as the inputs to reconstruct large radius jets. In this paper we systematically study and propose new jet re-clustering configurations and show that re-clustered large radius jets have essentially the same jet mass performance as large radius groomed jets. Jet re-clustering has the benefit that no additional large-R calibration is necessary, allowing the re-clustered large radius parameter to be optimized in the context of specific precision measurements or searches for new physics.

  11. Gravity waves from vortex dipoles and jets 

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    Wang, Shuguang

    2009-05-15

    The dissertation first investigates gravity wave generation and propagation from jets within idealized vortex dipoles using a nonhydrostatic mesoscale model. Several initially balanced and localized jets induced by vortex dipoles are examined here...

  12. Polar features in the flagellar propulsion of E. coli bacteria

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    S. Bianchi; F. Saglimbeni; A. Lepore; R. Di Leonardo

    2015-06-30

    E. coli bacteria swim following a run and tumble pattern. In the run state all flagella join in a single helical bundle that propels the cell body along approximately straight paths. When one or more flagellar motors reverse direction the bundle unwinds and the cell randomizes its orientation. This basic picture represents an idealization of a much more complex dynamical problem. Although it has been shown that bundle formation can occur at either pole of the cell, it is still unclear whether this two run states correspond to asymmetric propulsion features. Using holographic microscopy we record the 3D motions of individual bacteria swimming in optical traps. We find that most cells possess two run states characterised by different propulsion forces, total torque and bundle conformations. We analyse the statistical properties of bundle reversal and compare the hydrodynamic features of forward and backward running states. Our method is naturally multi-particle and opens up the way towards controlled hydrodynamic studies of interacting swimming cells.

  13. Nuclear rockets: High-performance propulsion for Mars

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    Watson, C.W.

    1994-05-01

    A new impetus to manned Mars exploration was introduced by President Bush in his Space Exploration Initiative. This has led, in turn, to a renewed interest in high-thrust nuclear thermal rocket propulsion (NTP). The purpose of this report is to give a brief tutorial introduction to NTP and provide a basic understanding of some of the technical issues in the realization of an operational NTP engine. Fundamental physical principles are outlined from which a variety of qualitative advantages of NTP over chemical propulsion systems derive, and quantitative performance comparisons are presented for illustrative Mars missions. Key technologies are described for a representative solid-core heat-exchanger class of engine, based on the extensive development work in the Rover and NERVA nuclear rocket programs (1955 to 1973). The most driving technology, fuel development, is discussed in some detail for these systems. Essential highlights are presented for the 19 full-scale reactor and engine tests performed in these programs. On the basis of these tests, the practicality of graphite-based nuclear rocket engines was established. Finally, several higher-performance advanced concepts are discussed. These have received considerable attention, but have not, as yet, developed enough credibility to receive large-scale development.

  14. Jet energy scale setting with "photon+Jet" events at LHC energies. Generalities, selection rules

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    D. V. Bandourin; V. F. Konoplianikov; N. B. Skachkov

    2000-12-14

    "photon+Jet" events, based on the q~q-> g+photon and qg-> q+photon subprocesses, are proposed for jet energy scale setting and hadron calorimeter calibration at LHC energies. General features and selection criteria of "photon+Jet" events that would provide a good photon Pt - jet Pt balance are described. CMS detector geometry is taken as the basement.

  15. ALMOST JET STRUCTURES AND FIRST JET-EXTENSIONS OF FIBRED MANIFOLDS

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    Pasquero, Stefano

    ALMOST JET STRUCTURES AND FIRST JET-EXTENSIONS OF FIBRED MANIFOLDS Paola Morando Dipartimento di conditions for a manifold M to be diffeomorphic to the first jet­extension j1(N) of a fibred manifold N O are given in terms of almost jet structures, i.e. pairs (S, A), where S is a suitable type (2, 1) tensor

  16. Turbulent Jets SUMMARY: This chapter is concerned with turbulent jets, namely their overall

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    Cushman-Roisin, Benoit

    Chapter 9 Turbulent Jets SUMMARY: This chapter is concerned with turbulent jets, namely their overall shape and velocity structure. The first jets being considered are those penetrating in homogeneous terminology. Continuous Intermittent injection injection Momentum only Jet Puff Buoyancy only Plume Thermal

  17. Jets and Orography: Idealized Experiments with Tip-Jets and Lighthill Blocking

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    Jets and Orography: Idealized Experiments with Tip-Jets and Lighthill Blocking P.B. Rhines issue on Jets 15 June 2006 #12;2 ABSTRACT In this note we describe some qualitative features of the generation of jet-like concentrated circulations, wakes and blocks by simple mountain-like orography, both

  18. Improved e-Jet Printing -TFOT Improved e-Jet Printing

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    Rogers, John A.

    Improved e-Jet Printing - TFOT Home Sections News Articles Forums About Us Improved e-Jet Printing at the University of Illinois have developed a technology that provides higher resolution and more versatility in e-jet printing. As opposed to conventional ink-jet printers, where heat or mechanical vibrations are used

  19. Experimental studies of unbiased gluon jets from e^+e^? annihilations using the jet boost algorithm

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    Wilson, Graham Wallace; Abbiendi, G.; Ainsley, C.; Å kesson, P. F.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Amaral, P.; Anagnostou, G.; Anderson, K.J.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Bailey, I.; Barberio, E.

    2004-02-25

    We present the first experimental results based on the jet boost algorithm, a technique to select unbiased samples of gluon jets in e^+e^? annihilations, i.e. gluon jets free of biases introduced by event selection or jet finding criteria. Our...

  20. Basin-Wavelength Equatorial Deep Jet Signals Across Three Oceans1 Madeleine K. Youngs2

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    Johnson, Gregory C.

    of intermediate and deep water masses in the Atlantic. Brandt et al. (2011, 2012) argue38 that as wellBasin-Wavelength Equatorial Deep Jet Signals Across Three Oceans1 Madeleine K. Youngs2 NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle WA and Environmental Science and Engineering, California

  1. Isotope mass scaling of AE damping rates in the JET tokamak plasmas and D.Testa

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    Jaun, André

    by colliding with plasma electrons and ions and can drive the waves unstable if sufficient free energy layer of the shear Alfvén wave or in its proximity using ad hoc descriptions of energy tunneling to k 02139, USA 2 Alfvén Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44, Stockholm, Sweden 3 JET Joint

  2. JET BREAKUP and SPRAY FORMATION in a DIESEL ENGINE James Glimm

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    New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

    JET BREAKUP and SPRAY FORMATION in a DIESEL ENGINE James Glimm Department of Applied Mathematics 11973-5000, USA Constantine Tzanos Reactor Analysis and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory of a fuel eÆcient, nonpollut- ing diesel engine. We report preliminary progress on the numerical simulation

  3. The 33st International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA October 6 10, 2013

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    Walker, Mitchell

    The 33st International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA, 30332, USA Abstract: Accurate measurement of ion charge flux in the plume of spacecraft electric.walker@ae.gatech.edu #12;The 33st International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA

  4. Design, fabrication and analysis of a body-caudal fin propulsion system for a microrobotic fish

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    Wood, Robert

    Design, fabrication and analysis of a body-caudal fin propulsion system for a microrobotic fish Kyu and fabrica- tion of a centimeter-scale propulsion system for a robotic fish. The key to the design are customized to provide the necessary work output for the microrobotic fish. The flexure joints, electrical

  5. 2006-01-0443 Engine-in-the-Loop Testing for Evaluating Hybrid Propulsion

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    Peng, Huei

    improvements are necessary for diesel propulsion systems to address the rapid escalation of fuel prices of the conventional and hybrid propulsion options provides detailed insight into fuel economy ­ emissions tradeoffs at the vehicle level. INTRODUCTION Diesel engines are particularly suited for medium-duty vehicles due

  6. 2011 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion November 14-15, 2011

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    on detonation waves related to propulsion is presented in this paper. A brief historical review of the early detonation wave engines (RDE) are reviewed. System integration studies for both PDE- and RDE-based propulsion of detonation waves to hypersonic flow simulation and power generation. Introduction Pulse Detonation Engine

  7. JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 20, No. 2, MarchApril 2004

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    Papamoschou, Dimitri

    JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 20, No. 2, March­April 2004 Engine Cycle and Exhaust Configuration for Quiet Supersonic Propulsion Dimitri Papamoschou University of California, Irvine, Irvine number of instability waves that produce intense downward sound radiation. Subscale experiments show that

  8. ASPECTS OF SENSORY CUES AND PROPULSION IN MARINE ZOOPLANKTON HYDRODYNAMIC DISTURBANCES

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    colleagues (Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Biology graduate students) for their input and adviceASPECTS OF SENSORY CUES AND PROPULSION IN MARINE ZOOPLANKTON HYDRODYNAMIC DISTURBANCES A Thesis Institute of Technology December 2009 #12;ASPECTS OF SENSORY CUES AND PROPULSION IN MARINE ZOOPLANKTON

  9. The 33st International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA October 6 10, 2013

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    King, Lyon B.

    The 33st International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University · Washington, D.C. · USA October 6 ­ 10-NTf2. The magnetic properties of the fluid were exploited to create self-assembling array of peaks

  10. The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 15, 2011

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    International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 ­ 15, 2011 2 magnetic fieldThe 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 ­ 15, 2011 1 Effect of Magnetic Shielding on Plasma Plume of the Cylindrical Hall Thrusters IEPC-2011-175 Presented

  11. The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 15, 2011

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    The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 ­ 15, 2011 1 Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden · Germany September 11 ­ 15, 2011 K. Matyash1 , Max and possibly to the spoke phenomenon. Nomenclature B = magnetic field e = electron charge E = electric field m

  12. The 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, October 31 November 4, 2005

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    Walker, Mitchell

    The 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, October 31 ­ November International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, October 31 ­ November 4, 2005 James H magnetic field transient with the vacuum facility. The thrust stand has been revamped to allow for active

  13. International Electric Propulsion Conference, Florence, Italy September 17-20, 2007

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    Walker, Mitchell

    The 30th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Florence, Italy September 17-20, 2007 1-236 Presented at the 30th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Florence, Italy September 17-20, 2007 b = annulus outer diameter c = speed of light B = perturbed magnetic field B0 = equilibrium magnetic

  14. Principles of Rotating Plasma in Plasma Propulsion Systems N. J. Fisch

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    Principles of Rotating Plasma in Plasma Propulsion Systems N. J. Fisch Department of Astrophysical Sciences Princeton University 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC2013 in crossed electric and magnetic fields. This talk reviews at a tutorial level some of the interesting

  15. International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, October 31 November 4, 2005

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    King, Lyon B.

    The 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, October 31 ­ November-effect Thruster IEPC-2005-274 Presented at the 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton electron plasma in a pristine environment. A purely radial magnetic field is applied with a crossed

  16. An Analysis of Energy Balance in a Helicon Plasma Source for Space Propulsion

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    An Analysis of Energy Balance in a Helicon Plasma Source for Space Propulsion by Justin Matthew;An Analysis of Energy Balance in a Helicon Plasma Source for Space Propulsion by Justin Matthew Pucci are optical radiation emission, wall losses due to poor magnetic confinement, and poor antenna-plasma coupling

  17. The Rotational Propulsion Characteristics of Scaled-up Helical Microswimmers with different heads and magnetic positioning

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    of the cut-off frequency. The rotational propulsion characteristics of helical swimmers with a magnetic headThe Rotational Propulsion Characteristics of Scaled-up Helical Microswimmers with different heads and magnetic positioning Tiantian Xu1, Gilgueng Hwang2, Nicolas Andreff3 and St´ephane R´egnier1 Abstract

  18. Control Engineering Practice 15 (2007) 149162 Hierarchical control of aircraft propulsion systems: Discrete

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    Ray, Asok

    2007-01-01

    , and domain knowledge of gas turbine engine propulsion. ARTICLE IN PRESS wwwControl Engineering Practice 15 (2007) 149­162 Hierarchical control of aircraft propulsion systems: Discrete event supervisor approach Murat Yasar, Asok Rayà Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department

  19. The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 15, 2011

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    The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany September 11 ­ 15, 2011 1-247 Presented at the 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden · Germany September 11 ­ 15 energy ions flowing at large angles with respect to the thruster centerline. It was suggested

  20. Strategic Control of Transverse Jet Shear Layer Instabilities J. Davitian,

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    M'Closkey, Robert T.

    engines, dilution jet injection in gas turbine combustors, thrust vectoring jets, and turbine blade filmStrategic Control of Transverse Jet Shear Layer Instabilities J. Davitian, C. Hendrickson, D jet in crossflow or transverse jet. Jet nozzles that are flush as well as elevated with respect

  1. Technology survey and performance scaling for the design of high power nuclear electric power and propulsion systems

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    White, Daniel B., Jr

    2011-01-01

    High power nuclear electric propulsion systems have the capability to enable many next-generation space exploration applications. To date, use of electric primary propulsion in flight systems has been limited to low-power, ...

  2. Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power DOE Operations annual site environmental report 1997

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    Robinson, K.S. [ed.

    1998-11-23

    This annual report discusses environmental monitoring at two manufacturing and test sites operated in the Los Angeles area by Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power of Boeing North American, Inc. These are identified as Area 4 of the SSFL and the De Soto site. These sites have been used for research and development (R and D), engineering, and testing in a broad range of technical fields primarily in energy research and nuclear reactor technology. The De Soto site had research and development laboratories involved with nuclear research. This work was terminated in 1995 and only D and D activities will have potential for impact on the environment. Since 1956, Area 4 has been used for work with nuclear materials, including fabricating nuclear reactor fuels, testing nuclear reactors, and dissembling used fuel elements. This work ended in 1988 and subsequent efforts have been directed toward decommissioning and decontamination of the former nuclear facilities. The primary purpose of this report is to present information on environmental and effluent monitoring of DOE-sponsored activities to the regulatory agencies responsible for oversight. Information presented here concentrates on Area 4 at SSFL, which is the only area at SSFL where DOE operations were performed.

  3. Heat pipe radiation cooling (HPRC) for high-speed aircraft propulsion. Phase 2 (feasibility) final report

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    Martin, R.A.; Merrigan, M.A.; Elder, M.G.; Sena, J.T.; Keddy, E.S.; Silverstein, C.C.

    1994-03-25

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos), and CCS Associates are conducting the Heat Pipe Radiation Cooling (HPRC) for High-Speed Aircraft Propulsion program to determine the advantages and demonstrate the feasibility of using high-temperature heat pipes to cool hypersonic engine components. This innovative approach involves using heat pipes to transport heat away from the combustor, nozzle, or inlet regions, and to reject it to the environment by thermal radiation from adjacent external surfaces. HPRC is viewed as an alternative (or complementary) cooling technique to the use of pumped cryogenic or endothermic fuels to provide regenerative fuel or air cooling of the hot surfaces. The HPRC program has been conducted through two phases, an applications phase and a feasibility phase. The applications program (Phase 1) included concept and assessment analyses using hypersonic engine data obtained from US engine company contacts. The applications phase culminated with planning for experimental verification of the HPRC concept to be pursued in a feasibility program. The feasibility program (Phase 2), recently completed and summarized in this report, involved both analytical and experimental studies.

  4. Advanced thermally stable jet fuels

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    Schobert, H.H.

    1999-01-31

    The Pennsylvania State University program in advanced thermally stable coal-based jet fuels has five broad objectives: (1) Development of mechanisms of degradation and solids formation; (2) Quantitative measurement of growth of sub-micrometer and micrometer-sized particles suspended in fuels during thermal stressing; (3) Characterization of carbonaceous deposits by various instrumental and microscopic methods; (4) Elucidation of the role of additives in retarding the formation of carbonaceous solids; (5) Assessment of the potential of production of high yields of cycloalkanes by direct liquefaction of coal. Future high-Mach aircraft will place severe thermal demands on jet fuels, requiring the development of novel, hybrid fuel mixtures capable of withstanding temperatures in the range of 400--500 C. In the new aircraft, jet fuel will serve as both an energy source and a heat sink for cooling the airframe, engine, and system components. The ultimate development of such advanced fuels requires a thorough understanding of the thermal decomposition behavior of jet fuels under supercritical conditions. Considering that jet fuels consist of hundreds of compounds, this task must begin with a study of the thermal degradation behavior of select model compounds under supercritical conditions. The research performed by The Pennsylvania State University was focused on five major tasks that reflect the objectives stated above: Task 1: Investigation of the Quantitative Degradation of Fuels; Task 2: Investigation of Incipient Deposition; Task 3: Characterization of Solid Gums, Sediments, and Carbonaceous Deposits; Task 4: Coal-Based Fuel Stabilization Studies; and Task 5: Exploratory Studies on the Direct Conversion of Coal to High Quality Jet Fuels. The major findings of each of these tasks are presented in this executive summary. A description of the sub-tasks performed under each of these tasks and the findings of those studies are provided in the remainder of this volume (Sections 1 through 5).

  5. The Remote Photogrammetric Survey and Engineering Analysis of the Divertor Structure during JET’s Remote Tile Exchange

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    The Remote Photogrammetric Survey and Engineering Analysis of the Divertor Structure during JET’s Remote Tile Exchange

  6. Theoretical and Experimental Simulation of Accident Scenarios of the JET Cryogenic Components Part II: The JET LHCD Cryopump

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    Theoretical and Experimental Simulation of Accident Scenarios of the JET Cryogenic Components Part II: The JET LHCD Cryopump

  7. Jet physics at HERA, Tevatron and LHC

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    C. Royon

    2008-11-10

    In this short report, we discuss the Jet Physics results and perspectives at HERA, Tevatron and LHC.

  8. Jets in relativistic heavy ion collisions

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    Wang, Xin-Nian; Gyulassy, M.

    1990-09-01

    Several aspects of hard and semihard QCD jets in relativistic heavy ion collisions are discussed, including multiproduction of minijets and the interaction of a jet with dense nuclear matter. The reduction of jet quenching effect in deconfined phase of nuclear matter is speculated to provide a signature of the formation of quark gluon plasma. HIJING Monte Carlo program which can simulate events of jets production and quenching in heavy ion collisions is briefly described. 35 refs., 13 figs.

  9. WORKSHOP REPORT: Trucks and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and Gaps for Lightweight and Propulsion Materials

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    WORKSHOP REPORT: Trucks and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Technical Requirements and Gaps for Lightweight and Propulsion Materials

  10. Monte Carlo Tools for Jet Quenching

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    Korinna Zapp

    2011-09-07

    A thorough understanding of jet quenching on the basis of multi-particle final states and jet observables requires new theoretical tools. This talk summarises the status and propects of the theoretical description of jet quenching in terms of Monte Carlo generators.

  11. Probing nuclear matter with jet conversions 

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    Liu, W.; Fries, Rainer J.

    2008-01-01

    We discuss the flavor of leading jet partons as a valuable probe of nuclear matter. We point out that the coupling of jets to nuclear matter naturally leads to an alteration of jet chemistry even at high transverse momentum PT. In particular...

  12. Jet operators on fields Piotr Kowalski*

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    Kowalski, Piotr

    Jet operators on fields Piotr Kowalski-Champaign Abstract We classify jet operators in the sense of Buium [Bu ] on a field of an arbitrary of the Frobenius map. 1 Introduction In [Bu ], Buium introduced jet operators on rings; they are natural

  13. Searching for Jets in Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Sevil Salur

    2008-09-09

    Jet quenching measurements using leading particles and their correlations suffer from known biases, which can be removed via direct reconstruction of jets in central heavy ion collisions. In this talk, we discuss several modern jet reconstruction algorithms and background subtraction techniques that are appropriate to heavy ion collisions.

  14. Measurement of the inclusive jet cross section in proton-antiproton collisions at the center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV

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    Voutilainen, Mikko Antero; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys. /Helsinki U. of Tech. /Nebraska U. /Saclay

    2008-07-01

    This thesis studies the high-energy collisions of protons and antiprotons. The data used in the measurement were collected during 2004-2005 with the D0 detector at the Tevatron Collider of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and correspond to 0.7 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. High energy hadron collisions usually produce collimated sprays of particles called jets. The energy of the jets is measured using a liquid Argon-Uranium calorimeter and the production angle is determined with the help of silicon microstrip and scintillating fiber trackers. The inclusive jet cross section in proton-antiproton collisions is measured as a function of jet transverse momentum p{sub T} in six bins of jet rapidity at the center-of-mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The measurement covers jet transerve momenta from 50 GeV up to 600 GeV and jet rapidities up to |y| = 2.4. The data are collected using a set of seven single jet triggers. Event and jet cuts are applied to remove non-physical backgrounds and cosmic-ray interactions. The data are corrected for jet energy calibration, cut and trigger efficiencies and finite jet p{sub T} resolution. The corrections are determined from data and the methods are tested with Monte Carlo simulation. The main experimental challenges in the measurement are the calibration of jet energies and the determination of the jet p{sub T} resolution. New methods are developed for the jet energy calibration that take into account physical differences between the {gamma}+jet and dijet calibration samples arising from quark and gluon jet differences. The uncertainty correlations are studied and provided as a set of uncertainty sources. The production of particle jets in hadron collisions is described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). When the transverse jet momentum is large, the contributions from long-distance physics processes are small and the production rates of jets can be predicted by perturbative QCD. The inclusive jet cross section in p{bar p} collisions at large p{sub T} is directly sensitive to the strong coupling constant ({alpha}{sub s}) and the parton distribution functions (PDFs) of the proton. This measurement can be used to constrain the PDFs, in particular the gluon PDF at high proton momentum fraction x, and to look for quark substructure at the TeV scale. The data are compared to the theory predictions with perturbative QCD in the next-to-leading order precision and a good agreement between data and theory is observed.

  15. UCI Combustion Laboratory www.ucicl.uci.edu

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    be addressed for successful commercial operation of stationary gas turbines. The present work focuses on flashback and lean blow out of premixed jet flames in a combustor from a commercially available gas turbineUCI Combustion Laboratory www.ucicl.uci.edu Figure 3 shows the predicted extinction limits

  16. The Particle Content of Extragalactic Jets

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    David S. De Young

    2006-05-31

    Recent x-ray and radio data from radio sources in galaxy clusters are used to show that the pdV work required to inflate the radio lobes exceeds all other energy estimates deduced from the radio emission. If the required jet energy density has an isotropic pressure, then in almost all cases the jet cannot be confined by an external medium. This problem can be resolved with jets dominated by cold protons, but even here the accompanying energy density in relativistic electons can cause decollimation. Electron-positron jets cannot solve this problem unless they are highly beamed with unusual energy distributions. Poynting flux jets may be a viable alternative.

  17. Jet energy scale setting with "photon+Jet" events at LHC energies. Selection of events with a clean "photon+Jet" topology and photon Pt - jet Pt disbalance

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    D. V. Bandourin; V. F. Konoplyanikov; N. B. Skachkov

    2001-04-27

    It is shown in the paper that Pt activity limitation (modulus of the vector sum) of all particle beyond "photon+Jet" system Pt^out leads to the noticeable photon Pt - jet Pt disbalance decreasing. On a simultaneous restriction of the cluster Pt and Pt^out from above it is possible to reach an acceptable balance between photon Pt - jet Pt with a sufficient number of the photon Pt - jet Pt events for the jet energy scale setting and hadron calorimeter calibratiom of the CMS detector at LHC.

  18. The Structure and Dynamics of GRB Jets

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    Jonathan Granot

    2006-10-12

    There are several lines of evidence which suggest that the relativistic outflows in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are collimated into narrow jets. The jet structure has important implications for the true energy release and the event rate of GRBs, and can constrain the mechanism responsible for the acceleration and collimation of the jet. Nevertheless, the jet structure and its dynamics as it sweeps up the external medium and decelerates, are not well understood. In this review I discuss our current understanding of GRB jets, stressing their structure and dynamics.

  19. Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients of Automatic Transmission Fluid Jets with Implications for Electric Machine Thermal Management: Preprint

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    Bennion, Kevin; Moreno, Gilberto

    2015-09-29

    Thermal management for electric machines (motors/ generators) is important as the automotive industry continues to transition to more electrically dominant vehicle propulsion systems. Cooling of the electric machine(s) in some electric vehicle traction drive applications is accomplished by impinging automatic transmission fluid (ATF) jets onto the machine's copper windings. In this study, we provide the results of experiments characterizing the thermal performance of ATF jets on surfaces representative of windings, using Ford's Mercon LV ATF. Experiments were carried out at various ATF temperatures and jet velocities to quantify the influence of these parameters on heat transfer coefficients. Fluid temperatures were varied from 50 degrees C to 90 degrees C to encompass potential operating temperatures within an automotive transaxle environment. The jet nozzle velocities were varied from 0.5 to 10 m/s. The experimental ATF heat transfer coefficient results provided in this report are a useful resource for understanding factors that influence the performance of ATF-based cooling systems for electric machines.

  20. Laboratory Director

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  1. Donner Laboratory

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  2. EA-1900: Radiological Work and Storage Building at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Kesselring Site, West Milton, New York

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    The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment for a radiological work and storage building at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Kesselring Site in West Milton, New York. A new facility is needed to streamline radioactive material handling and storage operations, permit demolition of aging facilities, and accommodate efficient maintenance of existing nuclear reactors.

  3. Shear Layer Instabilities and Mixing in Variable Density Transverse Jet Flows

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    Getsinger, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    of the Jet in Crossflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Variable Density Jet in Crossflow . . . . . . . . .The Single-Phase Jet in Crossflow . . . . . . .

  4. Jets and Underlying Events at LHC Energies

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    A. G. Agócs; G. G. Barnaföldi; P. Lévai

    2010-11-24

    Jet-matter interaction remains a central question and a theoretical challenge in heavy-ion physics and might become important in high-multiplicity events in proton-proton collisions at LHC energies. Full jet measurement at LHC offer the proper tool to investigate energy loss process and fragmentation of hard parton in the medium. Since jet reconstruction will be constrained to small cone sizes, then study of the connection between jets and surrounding environment provides a further possibility to extend our exploration. We study jets at s = (14 TeV)^2 and pp collisions at s = (7 TeV)^2. We analyze the flavor components in jet-like environments. We introduce a definition for surrounding cones/belts and investigate flavor dependence and correlation of different hadron species produced in jets. Here, we focus on proton-triggered correlations. Our analysis can be extended for heavy ion collisions.

  5. Nuclear electric propulsion operational reliability and crew safety study

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    Karns, J.J.; Fragola, J.R.; Kahan, L.; Pelaccio, D. (Science Applications International Corporation, 8 W 40th St., 14th Floor, New York, New York 10018 (United States))

    1993-01-20

    The central purpose of this analysis is to assess the achievability'' of a nuclear electric propulsion (NEP) system in a given mission. Achievability'' is a concept introduced to indicate the extent to which a system that meets or achieves its design goals might be implemented using the existing technology base. In the context of this analysis, the objective is to assess the achievability of an NEP system for a manned Mars mission as it pertains to operational reliability and crew safety goals. By varying design parameters, then examining the resulting system achievability, the design and mission risk drivers can be identified. Additionally, conceptual changes in design approach or mission strategy which are likely to improve overall achievability of the NEP system can be examined.

  6. Macroscopic and direct light propulsion of bulk graphene material

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    Zhang, Tengfei; Wu, Yingpeng; Xiao, Peishuang; Yi, Ningbo; Lu, Yanhong; Ma, Yanfeng; Huang, Yi; Zhao, Kai; Yan, Xiao-Qing; Liu, Zhi-Bo; Tian, Jian-Guo; Chen, Yongsheng

    2015-01-01

    It has been a great challenge to achieve the direct light manipulation of matter on a bulk scale. In this work, the direct light propulsion of matter was observed on a macroscopic scale for the first time using a bulk graphene based material. The unique structure and properties of graphene and the morphology of the bulk graphene material make it capable of not only absorbing light at various wavelengths but also emitting energetic electrons efficiently enough to drive the bulk material following Newtonian mechanics. Thus, the unique photonic and electronic properties of individual graphene sheets are manifested in the response of the bulk state. These results offer an exciting opportunity to bring about bulk scale light manipulation with the potential to realize long-sought proposals in areas such as the solar sail and space transportation driven directly by sunlight.

  7. Application of the enabler to nuclear electric propulsion

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    Pierce, B.L. (Westinghouse Electric Corporation Advanced Energy Systems P.O Box 158 Madison, PA 15663-0158 (US))

    1991-01-01

    This paper describes a power system concept that provides the electric power for a baseline electric propulsion system for a piloted mission to Mars. A 10-MWe space power system is formed by coupling an Enabler reactor with a simple non-recuperated closed Brayton cycle. The Enabler reactor is a gas-cooled reactor based on proven reactor technology developed under the NERVA/Rover programs. The selected power cycle, which uses a helium-xenon mixture at 1920 K at the turbine inlet, is diagramed and described. The specific mass of the power system over the power range from 5 to 70 MWe is given. The impact of operating life on the specific mass of a 10-MWe system is also shown.

  8. Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials: Recent Progress and Future Plans

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    D. Ray Johnson; Sidney Diamond

    2001-05-14

    The Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program provides enabling materials technology for the U.S. DOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT). The technical agenda for the program is based on an industry assessment and the technology roadmap for the OHVT. A five-year program plan was published in 2000. Major efforts in the program are materials for diesel engine fuel systems, exhaust aftertreatment, and air handling. Additional efforts include diesel engine valve-train materials, structural components, and thermal management. Advanced materials, including high-temperature metal alloys, intermetallics, cermets, ceramics, amorphous materials, metal- and ceramic-matrix composites, and coatings, are investigated for critical engine applications. Selected technical issues and planned and ongoing projects as well as brief summaries of several technical highlights are given.

  9. Critical technologies for reactors used in nuclear electric propulsion

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    Bhattacharyya, S.K. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))

    1993-01-01

    Nuclear electric Propulsion (NEP) systems are expected to play a significant role in the exploration and exploitation of space. Unlike nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems in which the hot reactor coolant is directly discharged from nozzles to provide the required thrust, NEP systems include electric power generation and conditioning units that in turn are used to drive electric thrusters. These thrusters accelerate sub atomic particles to produce thrust. The major advantage of NEP systems is the ability to provide very high specific impulses ([approximately]5000 s) that minimize the requirement for propellants. In addition, the power systems used in NEP could pro vide the dual purpose of also providing power for the missions at the destination. This synergism can be exploited in shared development costs. The NEP systems produce significantly lower thrust that NTP systems and are generally more massive. Both systems have their appropriate roles in a balanced space program. The technology development needs of NEP systems differ in many important ways from the development needs for NTP systems because of the significant differences in the operating conditions of the systems. The NEP systems require long-life reactor power systems operating at power levels that are considerably lower than those for NTP systems. In contrast, the operational lifetime of an NEP system (years) is orders of magnitude longer than the operational lifetime of NTP systems (thousands of second). Thus, the critical issue of NEP is survivability and reliable operability for very long times at temperatures that are considerably more modest than the temperatures required for effective NTP operations but generally much higher than those experienced in terrestrial reactors.

  10. The jets of the Vela pulsar

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    O. Kargaltsev; G. G. Pavlov; M. A. Teter; D. Sanwal

    2003-06-09

    Chandra observations of the Vela pulsar-wind nebula (PWN) have revealed a jet in the direction of the pulsar's proper motion, and a counter-jet in the opposite direction, embedded in diffuse nebular emission. The jet consists of a bright, 8''-long inner jet, between the pulsar and the outer arc, and a dim, curved outer jet that extends up to 100'' in approximately the same direction. From the analysis of thirteen Chandra observations spread over about 2.5 years we found that this outer jet shows particularly strong variability, changing its shape and brightness. We observed bright blobs in the outer jet moving away from the pulsar with apparent speeds (0.3-0.6)c and fading on time-scales of days to weeks. The spectrum of the outer jet fits a power-law model with a photon index of 1.3\\pm0.1. The X-ray emission of the outer jet can be interpreted as synchrotron radiation of ultrarelativistic electrons/positrons. This interpretation allows one to estimate the magnetic field, ~100 microGauss, maximum energy of X-ray emitting electrons, ~2\\times 10^{14} eV, and energy injection rate, ~8\\times 10^{33} erg/s, for the outer jet. In the summed PWN image we see a dim, 2'-long outer counter-jet, which also shows a power-law spectrum with photon ined of 1.2-1.5. Southwest of the jet/counter-jet an extended region of diffuse emission is seen. Relativistic particles responsible for this radiation are apparently supplied by the outer jet.

  11. Jet Dipolarity: Top Tagging with Color Flow

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    Hook, Anson; Jankowiak, Martin; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Wacker, Jay G.; /SLAC

    2011-08-12

    A new jet observable, dipolarity, is introduced that can distinguish whether a pair of subjets arises from a color singlet source. This observable is incorporated into the HEPTopTagger and is shown to improve discrimination between top jets and QCD jets for moderate to high p{sub T}. The impressive resolution of the ATLAS and CMS detectors means that a typical QCD jet at the LHC deposits energy in {Omicron}(10-100) calorimeter cells. Such fine-grained calorimetry allows for jets to be studied in much greater detail than previously, with sophisticated versions of current techniques making it possible to measure more than just the bulk properties of jets (e.g. event jet multiplicities or jet masses). One goal of the LHC is to employ these techniques to extend the amount of information available from each jet, allowing for a broader probe of the properties of QCD. The past several years have seen significant progress in developing such jet substructure techniques. A number of general purpose tools have been developed, including: (i) top-tagging algorithms designed for use at both lower and higher p{sub T} as well as (ii) jet grooming techniques such as filtering, pruning, and trimming, which are designed to improve jet mass resolution. Jet substructure techniques have also been studied in the context of specific particle searches, where they have been shown to substantially extend the reach of traditional search techniques in a wide variety of scenarios, including for example boosted Higgses, neutral spin-one resonances, searches for supersymmetry, and many others. Despite these many successes, however, there is every reason to expect that there remains room for refinement of jet substructure techniques.

  12. Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Hangar 629 -- Photographs, written historical and descriptive data

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    1994-12-31

    The report describes the history of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory`s Hangar 629. The hangar was built to test the possibility of linking jet engine technology with nuclear power. The history of the project is described along with the development and eventual abandonment of the Flight Engine Test hangar. The report contains historical photographs and architectural drawings.

  13. MOA: Magnetic Field Oscillating Amplified Thruster and its Application for Nuclear Electric and Thermal Propulsion

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    Frischauf, Norbert [QASAR Technologie(s) GmbH, Johann Gottekgasse 39, A-1230, Vienna (Austria); Hettmer, Manfred; Grassauer, Andreas; Bartusch, Tobias [QASAR Technologie(s) GmbH, Johann Gottekgasse 39, A-1230, Vienna (Austria); Koudelka, Otto [Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communication, Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 12/I, A-8010 Graz (Austria)

    2006-07-01

    More than 60 years after the later Nobel laureate Hannes Alfven had published a letter stating that oscillating magnetic fields can accelerate ionised matter via magneto-hydrodynamic interactions in a wave like fashion, the technical implementation of Alfven waves for propulsive purposes has been proposed, patented and examined for the first time by a group of inventors. The name of the concept, utilising Alfven waves to accelerate ionised matter for propulsive purposes, is MOA - Magnetic field Oscillating Amplified thruster. Alfven waves are generated by making use of two coils, one being permanently powered and serving also as magnetic nozzle, the other one being switched on and off in a cyclic way, deforming the field lines of the overall system. It is this deformation that generates Alfven waves, which are in the next step used to transport and compress the propulsive medium, in theory leading to a propulsion system with a much higher performance than any other electric propulsion system. Based on computer simulations, which were conducted to get a first estimate on the performance of the system, MOA is a highly flexible propulsion system, whose performance parameters might easily be adapted, by changing the mass flow and/or the power level. As such the system is capable to deliver a maximum specific impulse of 13116 s (12.87 mN) at a power level of 11.16 kW, using Xe as propellant, but can also be attuned to provide a thrust of 236.5 mN (2411 s) at 6.15 kW of power. While space propulsion is expected to be the prime application for MOA and is supported by numerous applications such as Solar and/or Nuclear Electric Propulsion or even as an 'afterburner system' for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion, other terrestrial applications can be thought of as well, making the system highly suited for a common space-terrestrial application research and utilisation strategy. (authors)

  14. Plasma phenomenology in astrophysical systems: Radio-sources and jets

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    Montani, Giovanni; Petitta, Jacopo

    2014-06-15

    We review the plasma phenomenology in the astrophysical sources which show appreciable radio emissions, namely Radio-Jets from Pulsars, Microquasars, Quasars, and Radio-Active Galaxies. A description of their basic features is presented, then we discuss in some details the links between their morphology and the mechanisms that lead to the different radio-emissions, investigating especially the role played by the plasma configurations surrounding compact objects (Neutron Stars, Black Holes). For the sake of completeness, we briefly mention observational techniques and detectors, whose structure set them apart from other astrophysical instruments. The fundamental ideas concerning angular momentum transport across plasma accretion disks—together with the disk-source-jet coupling problem—are discussed, by stressing their successes and their shortcomings. An alternative scenario is then inferred, based on a parallelism between astrophysical and laboratory plasma configurations, where small-scale structures can be found. We will focus our attention on the morphology of the radio-jets, on their coupling with the accretion disks and on the possible triggering phenomena, viewed as profiles of plasma instabilities.

  15. Battery testing at Argonne National Laboratory

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    DeLuca, W.H.; Gillie, K.R.; Kulaga, J.E.; Smaga, J.A.; Tummillo, A.F.; Webster, C.E.

    1993-03-25

    Argonne National Laboratory`s Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) tests advanced batteries under simulated electric and hybrid vehicle operating conditions. The ADL facilities also include a post-test analysis laboratory to determine, in a protected atmosphere if needed, component compositional changes and failure mechanisms. The ADL provides a common basis for battery performance characterization and life evaluations with unbiased application of tests and analyses. The battery evaluations and post-test examinations help identify factors that limit system performance and life, and the most-promising R&D approaches for overcoming these limitations. Since 1991, performance characterizations and/or life evaluations have been conducted on eight battery technologies (Na/S, Li/S, Zn/Br, Ni/MH, Ni/Zn, Ni/Cd, Ni/Fe, and lead-acid). These evaluations were performed for the Department of Energy`s. Office of Transportation Technologies, Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Division (DOE/OTT/EHP), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Transportation Program. The results obtained are discussed.

  16. Tribology Laboratory | Argonne National Laboratory

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  17. Evaluation of CAVIJET cavitating jets for deep-hole rock cutting

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    Conn, A.F.; Johnson, V.E. Jr.; Liu, H.L.; Frederick, G.S.

    1981-05-01

    A feasibility study has shown that the CAVIJET cavitating fluid jet method should be capable of successfully augmenting the cutting action of mechanical bits under deep-hole conditions. Increased rock cutting rates by existing cavitating jet nozzles can be anticipated with conventional rig pressures for hole depths of at least 1200 m (4000 ft) and possibly deeper. Improved rates of penetration, based on preliminary laboratory roller bit tests, should be achieved by simply substituting CAVIJET nozzles absorbing equivalent hydraulic power for conventional roller bit nozzles.

  18. Laboratory Activities

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    Brown, Christopher F.; Serne, R. Jeffrey

    2008-01-17

    This chapter summarizes the laboratory activities performed by PNNL’s Vadose Zone Characterization Project in support of the Tank Farm Vadose Zone Program, led by CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. The results of these studies are contained in numerous reports (Lindenmeier et al. 2002; Serne et al. 2002a, 2002b, 2002c, 2002d, 2002e; Lindenmeier et al. 2003; Serne et al. 2004a, 2004b; Brown et al. 2005, 2006a, 2007; Serne et al. 2007) and have generated much of the data reported in Chapter 22 (Geochemistry-Contaminant Movement), Appendix G (Geochemistry-Contaminant Movement), and Cantrell et al. (2007, SST WMA Geochemistry Data Package – in preparation). Sediment samples and characterization results from PNNL’s Vadose Zone Characterization Project are also shared with other science and technology (S&T) research projects, such as those summarized in Chapter 12 (Associated Science Activities).

  19. Nonlinear Dynamics of Coiling in Viscoelastic Jets

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    Trushant Majmudar; Matthieu Varagnat; William Hartt; Gareth McKinley

    2010-12-09

    Instabilities in free surface continuous jets of non-Newtonian fluids, although relevant for many industrial processes, remain less well understood in terms of fundamental fluid dynamics. Inviscid, and viscous Newtonian jets have been studied in great detail; buckling instability in viscous jets leads to regular periodic coiling of the jet that exhibits a non-trivial frequency dependence with the height of the fall. Very few experimental or theoretical studies exist for continuous viscoelastic jets beyond the onset of the first instability. Here, we present a systematic study of the effects of viscoelasticity on the dynamics of free surface continuous jets of surfactant solutions that form worm-like micelles. We observe complex nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics of the jet and uncover a transition from periodic to doubly-periodic or quasi-periodic to a multi-frequency, possibly chaotic dynamics. Beyond this regime, the jet dynamics smoothly crosses over to exhibit the "leaping shampoo effect" or the Kaye effect. This enables us to view seemingly disparate jetting dynamics as one coherent picture of successive instabilities and transitions between them. We identify the relevant scaling variables as the dimensionless height, flow rate, and the elasto-gravity number and present a regime map of the dynamics of the jet in terms of these parameters.

  20. QCD resummation for light-particle jets

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    Hsiang-nan Li; Zhao Li; C. -P. Yuan

    2013-04-08

    We construct an evolution equation for the invariant-mass distribution of light-quark and gluon jets in the framework of QCD resummation. The solution of the evolution equation exhibits a behavior consistent with Tevatron CDF data: the jet distribution vanishes in the small invariant-mass limit, and its peak moves toward the high invariant-mass region with the jet energy. We also construct an evolution equation for the energy profile of the light-quark and gluon jets in the similar framework. The solution shows that the energy accumulates faster within a light-quark jet cone than within a gluon jet cone. The jet energy profile convoluted with hard scattering and parton distribution functions matches well with the Tevatron CDF and the large-hadron-collider (LHC) CMS data. Moreover, comparison with the CDF and CMS data implies that jets with large (small) transverse momentum are mainly composed of the light-quark (gluon) jets. At last, we discuss the application of the above solutions for the light-particle jets to the identification of highly-boosted heavy particles produced at LHC.

  1. JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER Vol. 22, No. 2, MarchApril 2006

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    Thole, Karen A.

    to predict. The interaction of jets-in-crossflow, which is representative of film cooling, results in a shear is highly dependent on the jet-to-crossflow mass and momentum flux ratios. Film-cooling performance

  2. Advanced Thermally Stable Jet Fuels

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    A. Boehman; C. Song; H. H. Schobert; M. M. Coleman; P. G. Hatcher; S. Eser

    1998-01-01

    The Penn State program in advanced thermally stable jet fuels has five components: 1) development of mechanisms of degradation and solids formation; 2) quantitative measurement of growth of sub-micrometer and micrometer-sized particles during thermal stressing; 3) characterization of carbonaceous deposits by various instrumental and microscopic methods; 4) elucidation of the role of additives in retarding the formation of carbonaceous solids; and 5) assessment of the potential of producing high yields of cycloalkanes and hydroaromatics from coal.

  3. Fluid jet electric discharge source

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    Bender, Howard A. (Ripon, CA)

    2006-04-25

    A fluid jet or filament source and a pair of coaxial high voltage electrodes, in combination, comprise an electrical discharge system to produce radiation and, in particular, EUV radiation. The fluid jet source is composed of at least two serially connected reservoirs, a first reservoir into which a fluid, that can be either a liquid or a gas, can be fed at some pressure higher than atmospheric and a second reservoir maintained at a lower pressure than the first. The fluid is allowed to expand through an aperture into a high vacuum region between a pair of coaxial electrodes. This second expansion produces a narrow well-directed fluid jet whose size is dependent on the size and configuration of the apertures and the pressure used in the reservoir. At some time during the flow of the fluid filament, a high voltage pulse is applied to the electrodes to excite the fluid to form a plasma which provides the desired radiation; the wavelength of the radiation being determined by the composition of the fluid.

  4. VELOCITY FIELD OF A ROUND TURBULENT TRANSVERSE JET Suman Muppidi

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    Mahesh, Krishnan

    - bulent jet in a laminar crossflow. The velocity ratio is 5.7 and the Reynolds number is 5000. Mean Jets in crossflow, also called `transverse jets' are defined as the flow field where a jet of fluid enters and interacts with a crossflowing fluid. Examples of jets in crossflow are fuel injectors

  5. CDF/PHYS/JET/PUBLIC/7898 Page 1 of 12

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    Field, Richard

    CDF/PHYS/JET/PUBLIC/7898 Page 1 of 12 Jet Physics and the Underlying Event at the Tevatron Rick, Florida, 32611, USA Abstract: Tevatron Run 2 results on the inclusive jet cross section (MidPoint and KT algorithm) and the b-jet and bb ­jet cross section (MidPoint algorithm) are presented and compared

  6. CDF/PUB/JET/PUBLIC/7728 Page 1 of 6

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    Field, Richard

    CDF/PUB/JET/PUBLIC/7728 Page 1 of 6 JET PHYSICS IN RUN 2 AT CDF Rick Field1 (for the CDF Run 2 results on the inclusive jet cross section (KT algorithm) and the b-jet cross section (Mid the direction of the leading jet to isolate regions of - space that are very sensitive to the "beam

  7. In Situ Jet Energy Calibration In Atlas Based On

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    Hupkes, Hermen Jan

    In Situ Jet Energy Calibration In Atlas Based On Z+Jet Events By Hermen Jan Hupkes 252 Ge; IN SITU JET ENERGY CALIBRATION IN ATLAS BASED ON Z+JET EVENTS Hermen Jan Hupkes Mathematisch Instituut #12; #12; Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 The Atlas Detector 7 3 Jet Measurements in Atlas 11 3

  8. In Situ Jet Energy Calibration In Atlas Based On

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    Hupkes, Hermen Jan

    In Situ Jet Energy Calibration In Atlas Based On Z+Jet Events By Hermen Jan Hupkes 252 Ge SITU JET ENERGY CALIBRATION IN ATLAS BASED ON Z+JET EVENTS Hermen Jan Hupkes Mathematisch Instituut #12;#12;Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 The Atlas Detector 7 3 Jet Measurements in Atlas 11 3

  9. The design and feasibility of a 10 mN chemical space propulsion thruster

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    Bruccoleri, Alexander Robert

    2009-01-01

    This thesis discusses the design of a ten milli Newton chemical propulsion system for providing approximately 200 m/s delta velocity to a five kg satellite. The nozzle is the focus of the experimental work, which involves ...

  10. Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power Systems

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    Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class Nuclear, expansion and screening of Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power concepts capable of achieving planetary left blank 2 #12;Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class

  11. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Propulsion Materials R&D Annual Progress Report

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    This report describes the progress made during 2013 on the research and development projects funded by the Propulsion Materials subprogram in the Vehicle Technologies Office. Past year's reports are listed on the Annual Progress Reports page.

  12. Underwater Propulsion at Intermediate Re: Comparative Analyses of a Marine Pteropod and a Freshwater Cladoceran

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    Underwater Propulsion at Intermediate Re: Comparative Analyses of a Marine Pteropod of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Introduction Results: Flow Fields Objective Methods. Pteropods stroke flexible wings in a complicated pattern to swim with a smoother, more fluid motion. Goal

  13. Fabrication and characterization of sintered porous glass emitters for electrospray propulsion

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    Xie, Julie

    2014-01-01

    Ionic electrospray thrusters are promising candidates for CubeSat propulsion systems in space, due to their low power requirement and small form factor. Current technology has demonstrated thrust levels of 10 - 40[mu]N, ...

  14. Submarine propulsion shaft life : probabilistic prediction and extension through prevention of water ingress

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    Jonart, Douglas E. (Douglas Edward)

    2014-01-01

    Submarine propulsion shafts have demonstrated acceptable reliability performance when inspected and refurbished at least every 6 years. Designers wish to extend the inspection interval to 12 years without sacrificing ...

  15. Innovative nuclear thermal propulsion technology evaluation: Results of the NASA/DOE Task Team study

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    Howe, S. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Borowski, S. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center); Motloch, C. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Helms, I. (Nuclear Utility Services, Damascus, MD (United States)); Diaz, N.; Anghaie, S. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Latham, T. (United

    1991-01-01

    In response to findings from two NASA/DOE nuclear propulsion workshops held in the summer of 1990, six task teams were formed to continue evaluation of various nuclear propulsion concepts. The Task Team on Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) created the Innovative Concepts Subpanel to evaluate thermal propulsion concepts which did not utilize solid fuel. The Subpanel endeavored to evaluate each of the concepts on a level technological playing field,'' and to identify critical technologies, issues, and early proof-of-concept experiments. The concepts included the liquid core fission, the gas core fission, the fission foil reactors, explosively driven systems, fusion, and antimatter. The results of the studies by the panel will be provided. 13 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. An impulse framework for hydrodynamic force analysis : fish propulsion, water entry of spheres, and marine propellers

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    Epps, Brenden P

    2010-01-01

    This thesis presents an impulse framework for analyzing the hydrodynamic forces on bodies in flow. This general theoretical framework is widely applicable, and it is used to address the hydrodynamics of fish propulsion, ...

  17. A fully microfabricated two-dimensional electrospray array with applications to space propulsion

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    Gassend, Blaise L. P. (Blaise Laurent Patrick), 1978-

    2007-01-01

    This thesis presents the design, fabrication and testing of a fully-integrated planar electrospray thruster array, which could lead to more efficient and precise thrusters for space propulsion applications. The same ...

  18. Importance of Nuclear DataImportance of Nuclear Data to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

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    Danon, Yaron

    Importance of Nuclear DataImportance of Nuclear Data to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Don of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments," NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03, 2009. #12;MC21 Analysis of LEU COMP

  19. Turbulent fluid jet excavation in cohesive soil : with particular application to jet grouting

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    Ho, Chu Eu

    2005-01-01

    This thesis reviews the jet grouting methodology, and the current state of practice and research. Current methods of prediction of jet grout diameters are highly empirical and site specific, and do not take into account ...

  20. Studies of jet mass in dijet and W/Z + jet events

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Benelli, Gabriele; Kenny, R. P. III; Murray, Michael J.; Noonan, Danny; Sanders, Stephen J.; Stringer, Robert W.; Tinti, Gemma; Wood, Jeffrey Scott; Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Aguilo, E.; Bergauer, T.

    2013-05-17

    Invariant mass spectra for jets reconstructed using the anti-k T and CambridgeAachen algorithms are studied for different jet “grooming” techniques in data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5 fb(?1), recorded with the CMS detector...

  1. Radio polarization study in protostellar jet

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    Cécere, Mariana; Araudo, Anabella T; De Colle, Fabio; Esquivel, Alejandro; Carrasco-González, Carlos; Rodríguez, Luis F

    2015-01-01

    Synchrotron radiation is commonly observed associated with shocks of different velocities, ranging from relativistic shocks associated with, e.g., active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts or microquasars to weakly- or non-relativistic flows as those observed e.g. in supernovae and supernova remnants. Recent observations of polarization in protostellar jets are important not only because they extend the range over which the acceleration process works, but also because they allow to measure directly the jet and interstellar magnetic field structure and intensity, thus giving insights on the jet ejection mechanism itself. In this paper, we compute for the first time polarized (synchrotron) and non polarized (thermal-X-ray) synthetic emission maps from axisymmetrical simulations of magnetized protostellar jets. We consider models with different jet velocities and variability, as well as models with toroidal or helical magnetic field. Our simulations show that variable, low-density jets with velocities ~ 1000km/s ...

  2. Jet impact on a soap film

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    Geoffroy Kirstetter; Christophe Raufaste; Franck Celestini

    2012-08-17

    We experimentally investigate the impact of a liquid jet on a soap film. We observe that the jet never breaks the film and that two qualitatively different steady regimes may occur. The first one is a refraction-like behavior obtained at small incidence angles when the jet crosses the film and is deflected by the film-jet interaction. For larger incidence angles, the jet is absorbed by the film, giving rise to a new class of flow in which the jet undulates along the film with a characteristic wavelength. Besides its fundamental interest, this study presents a new way to guide a micro-metric flow of liquid in the inertial regime and to probe foam stability submitted to violent perturbations at the soap film scale.

  3. Experimental treatment of Quark and Gluon Jets

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    Sona Pochybova

    2011-07-01

    The separate study of quark and gluon jets is vital for the interpretation of multiple variables behaviour observed in both high-energy hadron and heavy-ion collisions in the present and future experiments. We propose a set of jet-energy dependent cuts to be used to distinguish between quark and gluon jets experimentally based on a Monte-Carlo study of their properties. Further, we introduce the possibility to calibrate these cuts via gamma-jet and multi-jet events, which represent clean production channels for quark and gluon jets, respectively. The calibration can happen on real data and thus, reduces the dependence of the method performance on Monte-Carlo model predictions.

  4. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. XX, NO. XX, DECEMBER 2005 1 Microwave Limb Sounder THz Module on Aura

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    . In addition, pointing information is obtained from O2 emission from a nearby magnetic-dipole transition. Table, 2005. This research was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 USA. Digital Object Identifier

  5. Magnetic Field Structure around Low-Mass Class 0 Protostars: B335, L1527 and IC348-SMM2

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    Novak, Giles

    Magnetic Field Structure around Low-Mass Class 0 Protostars: B335, L1527 and IC348-SMM2 J Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology N. H. Volgenau6 California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Ms 264

  6. Magnetic Propulsion of Intense Lithium Streams in a Tokamak Magnetic Field

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    Leonid E. Zakharov

    2002-03-13

    The paper gives the theory of magnetic propulsion of liquid lithium streams and their stability in tokamaks. In the approximation of a thin flowing layer the MHD equations are reduced to one integro-differential equation which takes into account the propulsion effect, viscosity and the drag force due to magnetic pumping and other interactions with the magnetic field. A criterion is obtained for the stabilization of the ''sausage'' instability of the streams by centrifugal force.

  7. Propulsion of a molecular machine by asymmetric distribution of reaction--products

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    Ramin Golestanian; Tanniemola B. Liverpool; Armand Ajdari

    2007-01-09

    A simple model for the reaction-driven propulsion of a small device is proposed as a model for (part of) a molecular machine in aqueous media. Motion of the device is driven by an asymmetric distribution of reaction products. The propulsive velocity of the device is calculated as well as the scale of the velocity fluctuations. The effects of hydrodynamic flow as well as a number of different scenarios for the kinetics of the reaction are addressed.

  8. Coupling of twin rectangular supersonic jets

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    Raman, G.; Taghavi, Ray

    1998-01-01

    J. Fluid Mech. (1998), vol. 354, pp. 123{146. Printed in the United Kingdom c? 1998 Cambridge University Press 123 Coupling of twin rectangular supersonic jets By GANESH RAMAN 1 AND RAY TAGHAVI 2 1 NYMA, Inc., Experimental Fluid Dynamics Section... on twin supersonic jets that screech at a discrete frequency. The present fundamental research program on twin-jet coupling was undertaken to resolve numerous issues underlined by Tam & Seiner (1987), and Morris (1990). Tam & Seiner (1987) pointed...

  9. Nonlinear compressions in merging plasma jets

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    Messer, S.; Case, A.; Wu, L.; Brockington, S.; Witherspoon, F. D.

    2013-03-15

    We investigate the dynamics of merging supersonic plasma jets using an analytic model. The merging structures exhibit supersonic, nonlinear compressions which may steepen into full shocks. We estimate the distance necessary to form such shocks and the resulting jump conditions. These theoretical models are compared to experimental observations and simulated dynamics. We also use those models to extrapolate behavior of the jet-merging compressions in a Plasma Jet Magneto-Inertial Fusion reactor.

  10. Jets, frames, and their Cartan geometry

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    Michael Grasseau

    2006-03-24

    Jets frames, that is a generalisation of ordinary frames on a manifold, are described in a language similar to that of gauge theory. This is achieved by constructing the Cartan geometry of a manifold with respect to the diffeomorphism symmetry. This point of vue allows to give new insights and interpretations in the theory of jet frames, in particular by making an interpolation between ordinary gauge theory concepts and pure jet ones.

  11. In-Medium Properties of Jets

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    Fuqiang Wang

    2007-07-05

    Modifications of jet-like azimuthal correlations have revealed novel properties of the medium created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Experimental results on jet-like 2- and 3-particle correlations, specificly "punch-through" at high transverse momentum, broadening at low and modest transverse momentum, and particularly the possible experimental evidence for conical flow, are reviewed. Future prospects of jet-like correlations and their physics potential are discussed.

  12. Simple scaling laws for astrophysical jets

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    M. Huarte-Espinosa; S. Mendoza

    2006-07-15

    The idea of a unified model for all astrophysical jets has been considered for quite some time. We present here a few scaling laws relevant to all type of astrophysical jets, analogous to those of \\citet{sams96} which are widely used for astrophysical black holes. We use Buckingham's $ \\Pi $ theorem of dimensional analysis to obtain a family of dimensional relations among the physical quantities associated to astrophysical jets.

  13. Influence of eddydriven jet latitude on North Atlantic jet persistence and blocking frequency in CMIP3 integrations

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    Hartmann, Dennis

    Influence of eddydriven jet latitude on North Atlantic jet persistence and blocking frequency Atlantic jet latitude is analyzed in 45 CMIP3 integrations. It is demonstrated that models that place the jet equatorward of its observed position have more positively skewed jet latitude distributions, while

  14. Laboratory 11 Control Systems Laboratory ECE3557 Laboratory 11

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    for Position Control of a Flexible Joint 11.1 Objective The objective of this laboratory is to design a full in this laboratory is illustrated. For this laboratory, the servo is used in the high gear ratio configuration (refer = 2.6 · Km: one of the motor torque constants. Km = 0.00767 · Kg: gear ratio of the motor

  15. Increasing jet entrainment, mixing and spreading

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    Farrington, R.B.

    1994-08-16

    A free jet of air is disturbed at a frequency that substantially matches natural turbulences in the free jet to increase the entrainment, mixing, and spreading of air by the free jet, for example in a room or other enclosure. The disturbances are created by pulsing the flow of air that creates the free jet at the desired frequency. Such pulsing of the flow of air can be accomplished by sequentially occluding and opening a duct that confines and directs the flow of air, such as by rotating a disk on an axis transverse to the flow of air in the duct. 11 figs.

  16. Jet energy calibration at the LHC

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    Schwartzman, Ariel

    2015-01-01

    Jets are one of the most prominent physics signatures of high energy proton proton (p-p) collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They are key physics objects for precision measurements and searches for new phenomena. This review provides an overview of the reconstruction and calibration of jets at the LHC during its first Run. ATLAS and CMS developed different approaches for the reconstruction of jets, but use similar methods for the energy calibration. ATLAS reconstructs jets utilizing input signals from their calorimeters and use charged particle tracks to refine their energy measurement and suppress the effects of multiple p-p interactions (pileup). CMS, instead, combines calorimeter and tracking information to build jets from particle flow objects. Jets are calibrated using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and a residual in situ calibration derived from collision data is applied to correct for the differences in jet response between data and Monte Carlo. Large samples of dijet, Z+jets, and photon+jet e...

  17. LO, NLO, LO* and jet algorithms

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    J. Huston

    2010-01-14

    The impact of NLO corrections, and in particular, the role of jet algorithms, is examined for a variety of processes at the Tevatron and LHC.

  18. Jet substructures of boosted polarized top quarks

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    Yoshio Kitadono; Hsiang-nan Li

    2014-09-05

    We study jet substructures of a boosted polarized top quark, which undergoes the semileptonic decay $t\\to b\\ell\

  19. Observable jets from the BFKL chain

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    J. Kwiecinski; C. A. M. Lewis; A. D. Martin

    1996-06-19

    We derive a modified form of the BFKL equation which enables the structure of the gluon emissions to be studied in small $x$ deep inelastic scattering. The equation incorporates the resummation of the virtual and unresolved real gluon emissions. We solve the equation to calculate the number of small $x$ deep-inelastic events containing 0,1,2 ...resolved gluon jets, that is jets with transverse momenta $q_{T} > \\mu$. We study the jet decomposition for different choices of the jet resolution parameter $\\mu$.

  20. Increasing jet entrainment, mixing and spreading

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    Farrington, Robert B. (Wheatridge, CO)

    1994-01-01

    A free jet of air is disturbed at a frequency that substantially matches natural turbulences in the free jet to increase the entrainment, mixing, and spreading of air by the free jet, for example in a room or other enclosure. The disturbances are created by pulsing the flow of air that creates the free jet at the desired frequency. Such pulsing of the flow of air can be accomplished by sequentially occluding and opening a duct that confines and directs the flow of air, such as by rotating a disk on an axis transverse to the flow of air in the duct.

  1. PHYSICAL PARAMETERS OF STANDARD AND BLOWOUT JETS

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    Pucci, Stefano; Romoli, Marco; Poletto, Giannina; Sterling, Alphonse C.

    2013-10-10

    The X-ray Telescope on board the Hinode mission revealed the occurrence, in polar coronal holes, of much more numerous jets than previously indicated by the Yohkoh/Soft X-ray Telescope. These plasma ejections can be of two types, depending on whether they fit the standard reconnection scenario for coronal jets or if they include a blowout-like eruption. In this work, we analyze two jets, one standard and one blowout, that have been observed by the Hinode and STEREO experiments. We aim to infer differences in the physical parameters that correspond to the different morphologies of the events. To this end, we adopt spectroscopic techniques and determine the profiles of the plasma temperature, density, and outflow speed versus time and position along the jets. The blowout jet has a higher outflow speed, a marginally higher temperature, and is rooted in a stronger magnetic field region than the standard event. Our data provide evidence for recursively occurring reconnection episodes within both the standard and the blowout jet, pointing either to bursty reconnection or to reconnection occurring at different locations over the jet lifetimes. We make a crude estimate of the energy budget of the two jets and show how energy is partitioned among different forms. Also, we show that the magnetic energy that feeds the blowout jet is a factor of 10 higher than the magnetic energy that fuels the standard event.

  2. Experimental Investigation of Jet Mixing of a Co-Flow Jet Airfoil

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    Zha, Gecheng

    role in mixing the CFJ with mainflow to transport high kinetic energy from the jet to mainflow so-barrier discharge plasma actuators [9, 10]. However, at present, both ZNMF synthetic jets and plasma actuators net mass flux m Jet mass flow rate u,v,w Velocity components in x-, y-, and z-direction V Velocity

  3. Drying characteristics of slot jet reattachment nozzle and comparison with a slot jet nozzle 

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    Alam, Syed Aftab

    1998-01-01

    Slot Jet Reattachment (SJR) nozzle is an extension of hics.the Radial Jet Reattachment (RJR) concept used to provide high heat and mass transfer while allowing for the control of flow exerted force on the reattachment surface. The SJR is a slot jet...

  4. Detailed characterization of jets in heavy ion collisions using jet fragmentation functions

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    Ma, Frank Teng

    2013-01-01

    In this thesis the jet fragmentation function of inclusive jets with transverse momentum PT > 100 GeV/c in PbPb collisions is measured for reconstructed charged particles with PT > 1 GeV/c within the jet cone. A data sample ...

  5. Numerical investigation of a transient free jet resembling a laser-produced vapor jet

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    Budair, Mohammed Omar

    Numerical investigation of a transient free jet resembling a laser-produced vapor jet G.M. Arshed, S.Z. Shuja, B.S. Yilbas *, M.O. Budair Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University in revised form 29 July 2003 Abstract In the present study, the transiently developing free jet emanating

  6. Diffusiophoretic Self-Propulsion for Partially Catalytic Spherical Colloids

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    Joost de Graaf; Georg Rempfer; Christian Holm

    2015-02-11

    Colloidal spheres with a partial platinum surface coating perform auto-phoretic motion when suspended in hydrogen peroxide solution. We present a theoretical analysis of the self-propulsion velocity of these particles using a continuum multi-component, self-diffusiophoretic model. With this model as a basis, we show how the slip-layer approximation can be derived and in which limits it holds. First, we consider the differences between the full multi-component model and the slip-layer approximation. Then the slip model is used to demonstrate and explore the sensitive nature of the particle's velocity on the details of the molecule-surface interaction. We find a strong asymmetry in the dependence of the colloid's velocity as a function of the level of catalytic coating, when there is a different interaction between the solute and solvent molecules and the inert and catalytic part of the colloid, respectively. The direction of motion can even be reversed by varying the level of the catalytic coating. Finally, we investigate the robustness of these results with respect to variations in the reaction rate near the edge between the catalytic and inert parts of the particle. Our results are of significant interest to the interpretation of experimental results on the motion of self-propelled particles.

  7. Convectively generated zonal jets by thunderstorms on Jupiter

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    Zhang, Xi Arthur; Showman, Adam

    2011-01-01

    which assumes the jet streams are the weather pattern con?is adopted to simulate the jet streams, espe- cially theThe wind direction of jet stream is alternating with

  8. Images in Emergency Medicine: Irritant Contact Dermatitis from Jet Fuel

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    Trigger, Christopher C; Eilbert, Wesley

    2009-01-01

    and penetration of JP-8 jet fuel and its components. ToxicolContact Dermatitis from Jet Fuel Christopher C. Trigger, MDday. He reported spilling jet fuel on his right lower leg at

  9. MHD jet propagation in the case of DG Tau

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    Vaidya, Bhargav; Rubini, Francesco; de Colle, Fabio

    2010-01-01

    of art telescopes. Usually jets are observed in forbiddenlike SII, OII etc. One of the jet studied in great detailsis the DG Tau jet. (Lavalley-Fouquet et al. (2000), Dougados

  10. Jet Schemes and Truncated Wedge Schemes Cornelia O. Yuen

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    Smith, Karen E.

    Jet Schemes and Truncated Wedge Schemes by Cornelia O. Yuen A dissertation submitted in partial of jets and arcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 A higher dimension analog of arcs and jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3 History

  11. Jet maximization, axis minimization, and stable cone finding

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    Thaler, Jesse

    Jet finding is a type of optimization problem, where hadrons from a high-energy collision event are grouped into jets based on a clustering criterion. As three interesting examples, one can form a jet cluster that (i) optimizes ...

  12. Effective Field Theory Techniques for Resummation in Jet Physics

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    Dunn, Nicholas Daniel

    2012-01-01

    QCD corrections to WW+jet production at hadron colliders.al. Substructure of high-p T Jets at the LHC. Phys. Rev. ,decorrelations between QCD jets at all orders. Phys.Lett. ,

  13. Quark Matter 2006: High-pt and jets

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    van Leeuwen, Marco

    2007-01-01

    Quark Matter 2006: High-p T and jets M van Leeuwen LawrenceT particle production and jets in heavy ion collisions fromp T particle production and jet-like correlations from Quark

  14. JETS OF NUCLEAR MATTER FROM HIGH ENERGY HEAVY ION COLLISIONS

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    Stocker, H.

    2013-01-01

    be published. Table 1: The jet angle, ejet' relative to theof California. LBL~ll774 Jets of Nuclear Matter from Highreactions. Strongly correlated jets of nuclear matter are

  15. Systemsize dependence of associated yields in hadron-triggered jets

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    Abelev, Betty

    2010-01-01

    in hadron-triggered jets B.I.Abelev (STARCollaboration)yields in hadron-triggered jets B. I. Abelev 8 , M. M.+Au collisions reveal similar jet-like correlation yields at

  16. Battery testing at Argonne National Laboratory

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    DeLuca, W.H.; Gillie, K.R.; Kulaga, J.E.; Smaga, J.A.; Tummillo, A.F.; Webster, C.E.

    1993-03-25

    Argonne National Laboratory's Analysis Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) tests advanced batteries under simulated electric and hybrid vehicle operating conditions. The ADL facilities also include a post-test analysis laboratory to determine, in a protected atmosphere if needed, component compositional changes and failure mechanisms. The ADL provides a common basis for battery performance characterization and life evaluations with unbiased application of tests and analyses. The battery evaluations and post-test examinations help identify factors that limit system performance and life, and the most-promising R D approaches for overcoming these limitations. Since 1991, performance characterizations and/or life evaluations have been conducted on eight battery technologies (Na/S, Li/S, Zn/Br, Ni/MH, Ni/Zn, Ni/Cd, Ni/Fe, and lead-acid). These evaluations were performed for the Department of Energy's. Office of Transportation Technologies, Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Division (DOE/OTT/EHP), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Transportation Program. The results obtained are discussed.

  17. Asymmetric Supernovae from Magneto-Centrifugal Jets

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    J. Craig Wheeler; David L. Meier; James R. Wilson

    2001-12-02

    Strong toroidal magnetic fields generated in stellar collapse can generate magneto-centrifugal jets in analogy to those found in simulations of black hole accretion and explain why all core collapse supernovae are found to be substantially asymmetric and predominantly bi-polar. We describe two phases: the initial LeBlanc-Wilson jet and a subsequent protopulsar or toroidal jet that propagates at about the core escape velocity. The jets will produce bow shocks that tend to expel matter, including iron and silicon, into equatorial tori, accounting for observations of the element distribution in Cas A. A magnetic ``switch'' mechanism may apply in instances of low density and large magnetic field with subsequent increase in the speed and collimation of the toroidal jet, depositing relatively little momentum. The result could be enough infall to form a black hole with a third, highly relativistic jet that could catch up to the protopulsar jet after it has emerged from the star. The interaction of these two jets could generate internal shocks and explain the presence of iron lines in the afterglow. Recent estimates that typical gamma-ray burst energy is about 3x10^50 erg imply either a very low efficiency for conversion of rotation into jets, or a rather rapid turnoff of the jet process even though the black hole still rotates rapidly. Magnetars and ``hypernovae'' might arise in an intermediate parameter regime of energetic jets that yield larger magnetic fields and provide more energy than the routine case, but that are not so tightly collimated that they yield failed supernova. (slightly abridged)

  18. Why Do Disks Form Jets?

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    D Lynden-Bell

    2002-03-27

    It is argued that jet modelers have given insufficient study to the natural magneto-static configurations of field wound up in the presence of a confining general pressure. Such fields form towers whose height grows with each twist at a velocity comparable to the circular velocity of the accretion disk that turns them. A discussion of the generation of such towers is preceded by a brief history of the idea that quasars, active galaxies, and galactic nuclei contain giant black holes with accretion disks.

  19. Electrocodeposition of nanoparticle composite films using an impinging jet electrode

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    Osborne, Steven J.

    2006-01-01

    Particles by Jet Electroplating,” Materials Transactions,of the Impinging Jet Electroplating System……………………….. 3.1Design………………………………………….. 3.5 Electroplating Cell

  20. Interpretation of ageostrophic winds and implications for jet stream maintenance

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    Interpretation of ageostrophic winds and implications for jet stream maintenance Article Published Version Blackburn, M. (1985) Interpretation of ageostrophic winds and implications for jet stream

  1. Fragmentation, underlying event and jet shapes at the Tevatron...

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    Conference: Fragmentation, underlying event and jet shapes at the Tevatron Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Fragmentation, underlying event and jet shapes at the Tevatron...

  2. Boron nitride ablation studies in arc jet facilities (Conference...

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    Boron nitride ablation studies in arc jet facilities Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Boron nitride ablation studies in arc jet facilities You are accessing a document...

  3. MEASUREMENTS OF JET VELOCITY IN UNSTRATIFIED AND STRATIFIED FLUIDS

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    in Civil Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology February 2000 #12;MEASUREMENTS OF JET VELOCITYMEASUREMENTS OF JET VELOCITY IN UNSTRATIFIED AND STRATIFIED FLUIDS A Thesis Presented

  4. Resuspension of non-Newtonian slurries by submerged jet-nozzles

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    Reshma, Reshma [Applied Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33174 (United States); Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Florida International University, Engineering Center 3676, Miami, FL 33174 (United States); Daas, Mutaz; Srivastava, Rajiv [Applied Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33174 (United States); Tansel, Berrin [Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Florida International University, Engineering Center 3676, Miami, FL 33174 (United States)

    2007-07-15

    Experiments were conducted to determine the fluid velocity required for resuspension and removal of the radioactive waste sludge, which is characterized as a non-Newtonian fluid, from the tanks at the Savannah river site (SRS) (Georgia, USA) to accelerate the closure of the tanks with high level waste (HLW). Five different non-Newtonian fluids, which simulated the actual waste characteristics, were used to investigate the resuspension of the slurries with a jet-nozzle mixer. The laboratory tests were conducted at different flow rates and jet-nozzle orientations in a cylindrical tank with 0.3-m diameter and 0.46 m in height. Resuspension of the slurries was achieved by the submerged jets produced by two horizontal discharge nozzles located under the liquid level and positioned at 180 from each other. The fluids exhibited Bingham plastic behavior; therefore, the mixing power depends not only on the Reynolds number but also on the yield stress and high shear viscosity. A similarity analysis was performed to determine the effective cleaning radius (ECR) of the jet. The mixing efficiency was evaluated by visual analysis of the images during the experiments conducted at three nozzle orientations at 0 , 45 , and 90 and two nozzle exit velocities of 2.33 m/s and 0.56 m/s. The centerline velocity decayed with the distance from the jet-nozzle. The experimental results were compared with other mixing models. (author)

  5. An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Potential Mechanical Work Extraction from Supersonic Jet Flow on High Speed Mini Turbines

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    Lee, Ken Thye

    2010-01-25

    to the supersonic jet flow centerline. These experiments were conducted in the Adaptive Aerostructures Laboratory at the University of Kansas using compressed air with a supply pressure of around 6.12 to 6.80 atm. The mini-turbine was tested up to speeds of 50...

  6. Viscous boundary layers of radiation-dominated, relativistic jets. II. The free-streaming jet model

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    2015-01-01

    We analyze the interaction of a radiation-dominated jet and its surroundings using the equations of radiation hydrodynamics in the viscous limit. In a previous paper we considered the two-stream scenario, which treats the jet and its surroundings as distinct media interacting through radiation viscous forces. Here we present an alternative boundary layer model, known as the free-streaming jet model -- where a narrow stream of fluid is injected into a static medium -- and present solutions where the flow is ultrarelativistic and the boundary layer is dominated by radiation. It is shown that these jets entrain material from their surroundings and that their cores have a lower density of scatterers and a harder spectrum of photons, leading to observational consequences for lines of sight that look "down the barrel of the jet." These jetted outflow models may be applicable to the jets produced during long gamma-ray bursts and super-Eddington phases of tidal disruption events.

  7. Five blind men and the elephant: what can the NASA Aura ozone measurements tell us about stratosphere-troposphere exchange?

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    Tang, Q.; Prather, M. J

    2012-01-01

    JPL Publication 06–2, NASA/JPL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,This work is funded by NASA grant (NNX08AR25G) to UCI andthe elephant: what can the NASA Aura ozone measurements tell

  8. Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrator

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    from Jet Propulsion Laboratory Project Leader: Dr. Gani Ganapathi gani.b.ganapathi@jpl.nasa.gov Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper,...

  9. Quantum Interferometric Sensors Leo D. Didomenico, Hwang Lee, Pieter Kok, and Jonathan P. Dowling

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    Quantum Computing Technologies Group Exploration Systems Autonomy, Section 367 Jet Propulsion Laboratory at milliwatts of optical power, this quantum sensitivity boost corresponds to an eight and orbiting optical interferometers for gravity wave detection, Laser Interferometer Gravity Observatory (LIGO

  10. Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrator (Fact Sheet)

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    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is one of the 2012 SunShot CSP R&D awardees for their advanced collectors. This fact sheet explains the motivation, description, and impact of the project.

  11. CMDF Workshop, Caltech, 05.08.23 Applied Cluster Computing Technologies Group Modeling thermal conductivity

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    conductivity: a Green-Kubo approach Fabiano Oyafuso, Paul von Allmen, Markus Bühler Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Optimize ZT (efficiency) · engineering of phonon & electronic energy dispersions Focus of this work fitting (Genetic Algorithm) Boltzmann Transport Equation Green Kubo formalism Lattice contribution

  12. JPL D-28534 Earth Observing System (EOS)

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    .0 June 15, 2004 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.1.4 Zeeman Splitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2 Magnetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.3 Tensor magnetic susceptibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2

  13. Tracks of dissolved minerals Pictures from Opportunity's panoramic camera and microscopic

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California www cold and the atmosphere is too thin. Mars' magnetic field is too weak now to provide much protection

  14. Cassini's Earthly Benefits BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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    's goal is to perform close-up studies of Saturn, its rings, moons and magnetic environment. Satun the Cassini/Huygens spacecraft. In the U.S., the mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  15. TECHNOLOGY GUIDE: DETECTOR HANDBOOK ' Active-pixel sensors

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    on the shifting of charge to read out the image. In contrast, an APS acts similarly to a random access memory (RAM, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109. - - _ . _ - ._·Y~- 1OO

  16. LATENT AND SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX PREDICTIONS FROM A UNIFORM PINE FOREST USING SURFACE RENEWAL AND FLUX

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    VARIANCE METHODS GABRIEL KATUL'v2,CHENG-I HSIEH', RAM OREN',3, DAVID ELLSWORTH'14andNATHAN PHILLIPS, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 U.S.A. 3Jet Propulsion Laboratory. California Institute of Technology

  17. On-board Analysis of Uncalibrated Data for a Spacecraft at Mars

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    , Steve Chien, Timothy M. Stough, and Benyang Tang Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute, these environments have limited CPU and RAM resources. In many cases, the data available is uncali- brated

  18. UCLA Computer Science Department Technical Report TR-980025 1 Copyright 1998 by Douglas Caldwell and David Rennels

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    , scratchpad RAM, discrete I/O, A/D converters, serial ports, and counter/timers. [1,2] These very inexpensive employed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA in the Avionics Systems and Technologies Division

  19. K-means in Space: A Radiation Sensitivity Evaluation Kiri L. Wagstaff kiri.wagstaff@jpl.nasa.gov

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    .wagstaff@jpl.nasa.gov Benjamin Bornstein benjamin.bornstein@jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute in smaller, cheaper, and faster unhardened RAM. No one has yet examined the innate radiation tolerance (or

  20. Minimalist Recovery Techniques for Single Event Effects in Spaceborne Microcontrollers

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    Rennels, David A.

    on a single low-cost commodity chip containing a processor, program memory, RAM, discrete I/O, A/D converters other in rad-hard processes, such functions are * Also with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA