Sample records for lb performance goal

  1. Design and performance of a parachute for the recovery of a 760-lb payload

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    Waye, D.E.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 26-ft-diameter ribbon parachute deployed using a pilot parachute system has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories for the recovery of a 760-lb payload released at subsonic and transonic speeds. The wide range of deployment dynamic pressures led to the design, utilizing wind tunnel testing and computer simulation, of a unique pilot parachute system verified in full-scale flight tests. Performance data from 20 full-scale flight tests were used to evaluate system performance and structural validity. The concical ribbon parachute design chosen for this development effort follows the practice of previous Sandia National Laboratory parachute development programs for high performance airdropped payloads. The design process for this parachute system included a tradeoff study to evaluate and compare the performance between an equivalent drag area 26-foot-diameter single parachute system and a cluster system of three 14-ft-diameter parachutes. The results showed a small advantage for the cluster system in inflation and initial deceleration characteristics. However, the higher cost, higher weight, greater packing complexity and greater risk involved in the development of the cluster system outweighed the performance advantages and led to the choice of the 26-ft-diameter parachute as the baseline design for the development. This paper describes the design and performance of the 26-ft-diameter parachute which was chosen for the recovery of a 760-lb payload. The results of 20 full-scale flight test of this parachute system are summarized. 8 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Performance Toward the New $4 Billion Goal

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  3. Sandia National Laboratories: energy system performance goals

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  4. Hanford Site Workers Meet Challenging Performance Goal at Plutonium...

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    Hanford site's Plutonium Finishing Plant are surpassing goals for removing hazardous tanks once used in the plutonium production process. EM's Richland Operations Office and...

  5. The Adequacy of DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Performance Goals...

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    EIS results one can back out the relationship between offsite consequences and Latent Cancer Fatality Risk (Safety Goal) - Example 1.00E-09 1.00E-08 1.00E-07 1.00E-06 1.00E-05 1...

  6. Goal setting for improvement in product development performance of organizations

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    Kashyap, Pankaj Kumar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Companies have been constantly trying for ways and means to improve R&D performance as it is one of the most important competitive advantage tools of an organization. Literature review on R&D performance improvement suggests ...

  7. Performance Goal Practices: Characteristics of Teacher Usage and Implications for Social Relationships in Elementary School Classrooms

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    Peterson, Lisa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    assessed on their ability in reading and math, and peer nominations were used to determine to what degree each student was accepted by their peers. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to determine whether the use of performance goal practices moderated...

  8. AUTOMATING THE SELECTION OF FENESTRATION SYSTEMS TO BEST MEET DAYLIGHTING PERFORMANCE GOALS

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    AUTOMATING THE SELECTION OF FENESTRATION SYSTEMS TO BEST MEET DAYLIGHTING PERFORMANCE GOALS LuĂ­s closer to producing the desired flux distribution from the outdoor daylight distribution. INTRODUCTION The selection of fenestration systems for daylighting is traditionally done by trial and error. Designers try

  9. 2012 Environmental Performance Index: Environmental Health Objective The 2012 EPI builds on measures relevant to the goal of reducing environmental

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    Columbia University

    2012 Environmental Performance Index: Environmental Health Objective The 2012 EPI builds on measures relevant to the goal of reducing environmental stresses to human health, which are grouped into one objective category named environmental health. The objective weight is 30% of the overall EPI

  10. SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SUGGESTED DEFINITION AND PERFORMANCE GOALS

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    SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SUGGESTED DEFINITION AND PERFORMANCE such as the University of British Columbia (UBC). In an effort to envision what Social Sustainability would look like Hermansen & Lorna Seppala 4 February 2009 2 SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

  11. Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings

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    Selkowitz, Stephen

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    even further. These “net zero energy” buildings (ZEB) followperformance goals for net zero energy buildings. There are abuilding site: a net zero energy building is characterized

  12. Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide"Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings

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    Selkowitz, Stephen; Selkowitz, Stephen; Granderson, Jessica; Haves, Philip; Mathew, Paul; Harris, Jeff

    2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    It is widely accepted that if the United States is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it must aggressively address energy end use in the building sector. While there have been some notable but modest successes with mandatory and voluntary programs, there have also been puzzling failures to achieve expected savings. Collectively, these programs have not yet reached the majority of the building stock, nor have they yet routinely produced very large savings in individual buildings. Several trends that have the potential to change this are noteworthy: (1) the growing market interest in 'green buildings' and 'sustainable design', (2) the major professional societies (e.g. AIA, ASHRAE) have more aggressively adopted significant improvements in energy efficiency as strategic goals, e.g. targeting 'zero energy', carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. While this vision is widely accepted as desirable, unless there are significant changes to the way buildings are routinely designed, delivered and operated, zero energy buildings will remain a niche phenomenon rather than a sector-wide reality. Toward that end, a public/private coalition including the Alliance to Save Energy, LBNL, AIA, ASHRAE, USGBC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are developing an 'action plan' for moving the U.S. commercial building sector towards zero energy performance. It addresses regional action in a national framework; integrated deployment, demonstration and R&D threads; and would focus on measurable, visible performance indicators. This paper outlines this action plan, focusing on the challenge, the key themes, and the strategies and actions leading to substantial reductions in GHG emissions by 2030.

  13. LB CRAC Workshops (rates/meetings)

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  14. MASS AND DENSITY 1 kg = 2.2046 lb 1 lb = 0.4536 kg

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    .m = 0.73756 ft.lbf 1 ft.lbf = 1.35582 J 1 kJ = 737.56 ft.lbf 1 Btu = 778.17 ft.lbf 1 kJ = 0.9478 Btu 1 Btu = 1.0551 kJ 1 kJ/kg = 0.42992 Btu/lb 1 Btu/lb = 2.326 kJ/kg 1 kcal = 4.1868 kJ ENERGY TRANSFER RATE 1 W = 1 J/s = 3.413 Btu/h 1 Btu/h = 0.293 W 1kW = 1.341 hp 1 hp =2545 Btu/h 1 hp = 550 ft.lbf/s 1

  15. ACHIEVE is a system designed to support employee and organizational achievement, development and success. The system has three interrelated components: performance planning (setting goals),

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    Brownstone, Rob

    1 ACHIEVE ACHIEVE is a system designed to support employee and organizational achievement), professional development, and reflection or learning from experience. Ongoing support and feedback throughout to achieve organizational success, individual goals must align with broader unit and organizational goals. 2

  16. Creation Date: August 8, 2013 Version: 1 Edited by: Application Services -LB ITS Managed Document

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

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  17. Measurement of the photon electroproduction cross section at JLAB with the goal of performing a Rosenbluth separation of the DVCS contribution

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    Jimenez-Arguello, Alejandro Marti [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of the inner structure of hadrons allows us to understand the nature of the interactions between partons, quarks and gluons, described by Quantum Chromodynamics. The elastic scattering reactions, which have been studied in order to measure the nucleon form factors, are included in this frame. The inelastic scattering reactions are also included in this frame, they allow us to obtain information about the nucleon structure thanks to the development of the parton distribution functions (PDFs). While through elastic scattering we can obtain information about the charge distribution of the nucleon, and hence, about the spatial distribution of the partons, through inelastic scattering we obtain information about the momentum distributions of partons, by employing the PDFs. However, we can study the exclusive inelastic scattering reactions, such as the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS), wich allow us to access to the spatial and momentum distributions simultaneously. This is possible thanks to the generalized parton distributions (GPDs), which allow us to correlate both types of distributions. The process known as DVCS is the easiest way to access the GPDs. This process can be expressed as the scattering of an electron by a proton by means of a virtual photon with the result of the scattered initial particles plus a real photon. We find a process competing with DVCS known as Bethe-Heitler (BH), in which the real photon is radiated by the lepton rather than the quark. Due to the small cross section of DVCS, of the order of nb, in order to conduct these kind of experiments it is necessary to make use of facilities capable of providing high beam intensities. One of these facilities is the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility , where the experiment JLab E07-007, "Complete Separation of Virtual Photon and ?? Electroproduction Observables of Unpolarized Protons", took place during the months of October to December of 2010. The main goal of this experiment is the isolation of the contribution from the term coming form the DVCS from the interference term, resulting from the BH contribution. This isolation is known as "Rosenbluth Separation". The work presented in this thesis focuses on the analysis of the data stored by the electromagnetic calorimeter, employed for the detection of real photons. There is also a a theoretical introduction to the study of the nucleon structure, reviewing the concepts of form factors and parton distributions through elastic and inelastic processes. The computation of the photon leptoproduction cross section is described in detail, as well as the goals of experiment E07-007. This thesis also describes the analysis of the data stored by the electromagnetic calorimeter, with the purpose of obtaining the kinematic variables of the real photons resulting from DVCS reactions. Finally, it describes the selection of events from stored data, the applied cuts to kinematical variables and the background subtraction. Also, the process of extraction of the necessary observables for computing the photon leptoproduction cross section is described, along with the main steps followed to perform the Monte Carlo simulation used in this computation. The resulting cross sections are shown at the end of this thesis.

  18. TRANSFORMATIONAL GOALS FOR THE

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    Rhode Island, University of

    TRANSFORMATIONAL GOALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY PROGRESS REPORT FALL 2014 #12;CONTENTS EXECUTIVE Transformational Goals progress report Fall 2014 #12;Transformational Goals Progress Report | FALL 20142 In 2010 Island Build a community at URI that values and embraces equity and diversity #12;Transformational Goals

  19. Creation Date: December, 2013 Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services -ITS Managed Document 1

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Creation Date: December, 2013 Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services - ITS Managed Document". #12;Creation Date: December, 2013 Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services - ITS Managed Document Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services - ITS Managed Document 3 Forwarding Your UNBC Email

  20. Creation Date: Mar 2014 Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services ITS Managed Document

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

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  1. Renewable Energy Goal

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In May 2010, Oklahoma established a renewable energy goal for electric utilities operating in the state. The goal calls for 15% of the total installed generation capacity in Oklahoma to be derived...

  2. Energy Efficiency Goals

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    In 2009, Missouri enacted the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act, creating energy efficiency sales and peak reduction goals to be met through investment in demand side management. The goals...

  3. Table 1. Canola 2010 large-plot variety and systems trial at Roseau. Yield, Lb/Acre at Test Wt, Lb/Bu at

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    Thomas, David D.

    Table 1. Canola 2010 large-plot variety and systems trial at Roseau. Yield, Lb/Acre at Test Wt, Lb Ready, LL = LibertyLink and CL = Clearfield. 51 Varietal Trials Results Canola Canola (Brassica napus and B. rapa) is a crop developed from oilseed rape by Canadian plant breeders; the first canola variety

  4. Water Efficiency Goal Guidance

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    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued water efficiency goal guidance in Federal Agency Implementation of Water Efficiency and Management Provisions of Executive Order 13514. This...

  5. TRANSFORMATIONAL GOALS FOR THE

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    Rhode Island, University of

    TRANSFORMATIONAL GOALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY The presidenT's 21sT cenTury fund for excellence #12;TRANSFORMATIONAL GOALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 1 THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND The University of Rhode Island and transform our approaches to teaching, research, and service so that we can prepare students for a rapidly

  6. Clean Energy Portfolio Goal

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    In May 2011, Indiana enacted SB 251, creating the Clean Energy Portfolio Standard (CPS). The program sets a voluntary goal of 10% clean energy by 2025, based on the amount of electricity supplied...

  7. Creation Date: Feb 2014 Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services ITS Managed Document

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Creation Date: Feb 2014 Version: 1 Edited by: LB Application Services ITS Managed Document VIEW: LB Application Services ITS Managed Document VIEW CLIENT INSTALLATION - MICROSOFT FEB 2014 STUDENT Managed Document VIEW CLIENT INSTALLATION - MICROSOFT FEB 2014 STUDENT Page 3 Virtual Desktop Login

  8. 3-D Finite Element Electromagnetic and Stress Analyses of the JET LB-SRP Divertor Element (Tungsten Lamella Design)

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    3-D Finite Element Electromagnetic and Stress Analyses of the JET LB-SRP Divertor Element (Tungsten Lamella Design)

  9. National Preparedness Goal, Execution, and Performance

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    Alexander, Michael; Carrington, Clement; Erxleben, Whitney; Garcia, Edgar; Grandstaff, Kathryn; Meehan, Elisabeth; Morales, Lyndsey; Nyquist, David; Taylor, Lindsay

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Whitney Erxleben Edgar Garcia Kathryn Grandstaff Elisabeth Meehan Lyndsey Morales David Nyquist Lindsay Taylor Dr. Sharon Caudle, Advisor The Bush School of Government & Public Service Texas A&M University 1 Introduction In December 2003..., the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8 (HSPD-8) that established policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other...

  10. CNEEC - Center Goals

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  11. Mechanism of biosynthesis of the dimanganese-tyrosyl radical cofactor of class lb Ribonucleotide reductase

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    Cotruvo, Joseph Alfred, Jr

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs) catalyze the reduction of nucleotides to deoxynucleotides in all organisms. The class Ia and lb RNRs comprise two subunits: a2 contains the site of nucleotide reduction, and p2 contains an ...

  12. Goal-oriented Web search

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    Williamson, Victor Lamont

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have designed and implemented a Goal-oriented Web application to search videos, images, and news by querying YouTube, Truveo, Google and Yahoo search services. The Planner module decomposes functionality in Goals and ...

  13. UCSD Stroke Fellowship Goals and Objectives GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

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    UCSD Stroke Fellowship Goals and Objectives GOALS AND OBJECTIVES During the one-year training of clinical situation related to stroke. The overall objective for our Vascular Neurology fellowship training and prevention. 2. Management of critically-ill cerebrovascular patients, such as those with ischemic stroke

  14. Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Goals

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    2004-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Policy is to establish Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) goals for Department of Energy (DOE) personnel and its contractors. These goals are designed to establish Departmental ES&H expectations for: 1) DOE and contractor personnel ES&H behaviors and attitudes in the conduct of their daily work activities, and 2) operational performance regarding worker injuries and illnesses, regulatory enforcement actions, and environmental releases. Cancels DOE P 450.1, DOE P 450.6. Canceled by DOE O 450.4A

  15. Goals:

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  16. Goals:

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  17. Materials Technologies: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments...

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    Materials Technologies: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) Materials Technologies: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments...

  18. Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    Campus Sustainability Goals Energy & Climate By 2014, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 use to 10% below 2008 levels by 2020. Built Environment Design future projects to minimize energy and water consumption and wastewater production; incorporate sustainable design principles into capital

  19. Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals

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    The first step in the institutional change process is defining your Federal agency's sustainability goals. That is, decide what outcomes are desired (or required) over what period of time. Behavioral, organizational, and institutional changes typically are means to achieve desired energy, resource, or greenhouse gas emission outcomes. They are not ends in and of themselves.

  20. A goal-oriented user interface for personalized semantic search

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    Faaborg, Alexander James

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Users have high-level goals when they browse the Web or perform searches. However, the two primary user interfaces positioned between users and the Web, Web browsers and search engines, have very little interest in users' ...

  1. A theory of goal-oriented communication

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    Goldreich, Oded

    We put forward a general theory of goal-oriented communication, where communication is not an end in itself, but rather a means to achieving some goals of the communicating parties. Focusing on goals provides a framework ...

  2. Sandia National Laboratories: Goal 1

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  3. Sandia National Laboratories: Goal 2

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  4. Project Goals List Student Government Association

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Goal: Advocate the WV Congressional delegation to support student loan and financial aid reform. Chris

  5. Implicit and Self-Attributed Achievement Goals: Relationships with Effort and Persistence

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    Beauchamp, Anne

    2011-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation investigates the existence of implicit, or non-conscious, achievement goals and their relationships with self-attributed achievement goals and two aspects of task performance: effort and persistence. One ...

  6. Record production on Gary No. 13 blast furnace with 450 lb./THM co-injection rates

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    Schuett, K.J.; White, D.G. [US Steel Group, Gary, IN (United States). Gary Works

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Coal injection was initiated on No. 13 Blast Furnace in 1993 with 400 lb/THM achieved in 9 months. In early 1994, cold weather and coal preparation upsets led to the use of a second injectant, oil atomized by natural gas, to supplement the coal. Various combinations of coal and oil were investigated as total injection was increased to 450 lb/THM. Beginning in the last half of 1994, a continuing effort has been made to increase furnace production while maintaining this high co-injection level. Typical furnace production is now in excess of 10,000 THM/day compared with about 8500 THM/day in late 1993.

  7. Microwell Plate Luminometer -LB 96V MicrolumatPlus luminomet... http://www.berthold.com.au/bioanalytical_pages/LB96V.html 1 of 3 3/19/06 1:31 PM

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    Raizada, Manish N.

    ://www.berthold.com.au/bioanalytical_pages/LB96V.html 1 of 3 3/19/06 1:31 PM | Home | Industrial Measurement | Radiation Protection | Life for all applications in luminescence measurement. For overload detection, the optical channel is shutterGlow software offers the possibility to control the instrument with a Windows based system. Robot access

  8. Research, development and demonstration of nickel-zinc batteries for electric vehicle propulsion. Annual report, 1979. [70 W/lb

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    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This second annual report under Contract No. 31-109-39-4200 covers the period July 1, 1978 through August 31, 1979. The program demonstrates the feasibility of the nickel-zinc battery for electric vehicle propulsion. The program is divided into seven distinct but highly interactive tasks collectively aimed at the development and commercialization of nickel-zinc technology. These basic technical tasks are separator development, electrode development, product design and analysis, cell/module battery testing, process development, pilot manufacturing, and thermal management. A Quality Assurance Program has also been established. Significant progress has been made in the understanding of separator failure mechanisms, and a generic category of materials has been specified for the 300+ deep discharge (100% DOD) applications. Shape change has been reduced significantly. A methodology has been generated with the resulting hierarchy: cycle life cost, volumetric energy density, peak power at 80% DOD, gravimetric energy density, and sustained power. Generation I design full-sized 400-Ah cells have yielded in excess of 70 W/lb at 80% DOD. Extensive testing of cells, modules, and batteries is done in a minicomputer-based testing facility. The best life attained with electric vehicle-size cell components is 315 cycles at 100% DOD (1.0V cutoff voltage), while four-cell (approx. 6V) module performance has been limited to about 145 deep discharge cycles. The scale-up of processes for production of components and cells has progressed to facilitate component production rates of thousands per month. Progress in the area of thermal management has been significant, with the development of a model that accurately represents heat generation and rejection rates during battery operation. For the balance of the program, cycle life of > 500 has to be demonstrated in modules and full-sized batteries. 40 figures, 19 tables. (RWR)

  9. Is Conservation a Legitimate Goal of Regulation?

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    Goble, G. L.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conservation of energy is a frequently cited goal of utility rate regulation. Implementing this goal through modification of consumer behavior has been achieved with varying degrees of success through rate design, incentive programs, direct load...

  10. A RE-LOOK AT THE US NRC SAFETY GOALS

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    mubayi v.

    2013-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Since they were adopted in 1986, the US NRC’s Safety Goals have played a valuable role as a de facto risk acceptance criterion against which the predicted performance of a commercial nuclear power reactor can be evaluated and assessed. The current safety goals are cast in terms of risk metrics called quantitative health objectives (QHOs), limiting numerical values of the risks of the early and latent health effects of accidental releases of radioactivity to the offsite population. However, while demonstrating compliance with current safety goals has been an important step in assessing the acceptance of the risk posed by LWRs, new or somewhat different goals may be needed that go beyond the current early fatality and latent cancer fatality QHOs in assessing reactor risk. Natural phenomena such as hurricanes seem to be suitable candidates for establishing a background rate to derive a risk goal as their order of magnitude cost of damages is similar to those estimated in severe accident Level 3 PRAs done for nuclear power plants. This paper obtains a risk goal that could have a wider applicability, compared to the current QHOs, as a technology-neutral goal applicable to future reactors and multi-unit sites.

  11. Goals and strategies for a sustainable future!

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    Goals and strategies for a sustainable future! Department of Forest Resource Management SRH:s goals Goals and strategies for a sustainable future! #12;Our vision:We lead in the advancement of knowledge and in the development of effective processes for the sustainable development of natural resources, are the sector

  12. The Goal of Net Zero

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    Ronquillo, M.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Future (UOTF); Creating an Environment of Innovation; Extending the Vision with Bold Transformative Thinking ? Two of the Concepts raised for Consideration: ? Advanced Research Projects Agency for Water (DARPA>ARPA-E>ARPA-W?) ? Clean Water Act of 1972... Performance Contracting (PC) model • Energy savings funded the improvements and a SCADA replacement • Johnson Controls was the Energy Services Company (ESCO) for the project • Engineering provided by AECOM, CDM, Vic Weir and Associates and Freese & Nichols...

  13. Goal Orientation as Shaping the Firm's Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance

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    Webb, Justin W.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Firms’ top decision makers cannot possibly know what decisions to make. Rather, decision makers must interpret their situations and make the best possible decision based upon their interpretation of their situations. In this dissertation, I examine...

  14. Hanford Site Workers Meet Challenging Performance Goal at Plutonium

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  15. Performance Toward New $4 Billion Goal | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Careerlumens_placard-green.epsEnergy1.pdfMarket | Department of Energy Reviews the

  16. Volume, Number of Shipments Surpass Goals

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    Laboratory," said Pete Maggiore, assistant manager for environmental operations at the NNSA Los Alamos Site Office. "We exceeded our goals and are on track to double both volume...

  17. ERISII Initial Design Document I . Design Goals

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    Wiederhold, Gio

    ERISII Initial Design Document I . Design Goals The goals behind the ERISII system are to present the directions of I*3 technology in general. In the first half of this document, we will examine the particular thee primary prototype will be used by environmental restoration managers, while being flexible enough

  18. Assessment of the Group 5-6 (LB C2, LB S2, LV S1) Stack Sampling Probe Locations for Compliance with ANSI/HPS N13.1 1999

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    Glissmeyer, John A.; Flaherty, Julia E.; Piepel, Gregory F.

    2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports on a series of tests to assess the proposed air sampling locations for the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Group 5-6 exhaust stacks with respect to the applicable criteria regarding the placement of an air sampling probe. The LB-C2, LV-S1, and LB S2 exhaust stacks were tested together as a group (Test Group 5-6) because the common factor in their design is that the last significant flow disturbance upstream of the air sampling probe is a reduction in duct diameter. Federal regulations( ) require that a sampling probe be located in the exhaust stack according to the criteria of the American National Standards Institute/Health Physics Society (ANSI/HPS) N13.1-1999, Sampling and Monitoring Releases of Airborne Radioactive Substances from the Stack and Ducts of Nuclear Facilities. These criteria address the capability of the sampling probe to extract a sample that represents the effluent stream. The testing on scale models of the stacks conducted for this project was part of the River Protection Project—Waste Treatment Plant Support Program under Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830 according to the statement of work issued by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI, 24590-QL-SRA-W000-00101, N13.1-1999 Stack Monitor Scale Model Testing and Qualification, Revision 1, 9/12/2007) and Work Authorization 09 of Memorandum of Agreement 24590-QL-HC9-WA49-00001. The internal Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) project for this task is 53024, Work for Hanford Contractors Stack Monitoring. The testing described in this document was further guided by the Test Plan Scale Model Testing the Waste Treatment Plant LB-C2, LB-S2, and LV-S1 (Test Group 5-6) Stack Air Sampling Positions (TP-RPP-WTP-594). The tests conducted by PNNL during 2009 and 2010 on the Group 5-6 scale model systems are described in this report. The series of tests consists of various measurements taken over a grid of points in the duct cross-section at the designed sampling probe locations and at five duct diameters up and downstream from the design location to accommodate potential construction variability. The tests were done only at the design sampling probe location on the scale model of LB-S2 because that ductwork was already constructed. The ANSI/HPS N13.1-1999 criteria and the corresponding results of the test series on the scale models are summarized in this report.

  19. Institutionalized attitudes, intentions, and goal perceptions

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    Alexander, Steven Eric

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    management and executive personnel of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department were sampled using a non-experimental, mail survey design. The variances accounted for by organizational-management goal congruence on organizational commitment, general job...

  20. Energy Goals and Standards for Federal Government

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    The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) established several goals and standards to reduce energy use in existing and new federal buildings. Executive Order 13423, signed in January 2007...

  1. Sustainability Plan Part I: Strategy and Goals

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    Escher, Christine

    Sustainability Plan Part I: Strategy and Goals Prepared By: Oregon State University Sustainability University (OSU) Sustainable Facilities Committee (SFC) was established in November, 2004 by the OSU infrastructure and operations toward sustainability. Additionally, the group serves as a discussion forum

  2. The mysteries of goal decomposition Scott Munro1

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    Liaskos, Sotirios

    The mysteries of goal decomposition Scott Munro1 Sotirios Liaskos2 Jorge Aranda3 1 Department languages such as i*. High-level goals of stakeholders are recursively decomposed into lower level ones, goal modeling, i-star 1 Introduction Goal decomposition is central in goal modeling. High-level goals

  3. An I-P-O model of team goal, leader goal orientation, team cohesiveness, and team effectiveness

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    Yu, Chien-Feng

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a proposed input-process-output model of team goal, leader goal orientation, team cohesion, and team effectiveness, this study examined the influences of the leader trait goal orientation on the relationships between team goals and team...

  4. Second Decade Planning Setting System Wide Goals

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    Olsen, Stephen L.

    School Enrollment Should be done HS by going rate with rollups to colleges and to total. Build in the HS an Efficient, Sustainable Organization · For each category, a small number of goals will be set that will o of students earning degrees through the University Centers to A. Creating an efficient, sustainable

  5. GOALS FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN CONSTRUCTION

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    1 GOALS FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN CONSTRUCTION A Report on a Workshop Sponsored by THE STANFORD CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE and Funded by THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FQUNDATION Grant ENG 74-23lll Boyd C, Paulson, Jr, construction will be challenged by increasingly difficult and complex problems in both engineering

  6. FUSION POWER PLANTS GOALS AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES

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    Najmabadi, Farrokh

    FUSION POWER PLANTS ­ GOALS AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES Farrokh Najmabadi Dept. of Electrical for fusion power plants is given and their economic, safety, and environmental features are explored. Concep- tual design studies predict that fusion power plants will be capital intensive and will be used

  7. Saving Money When Eating Out SESSION GOALS

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    Saving Money When Eating Out SESSION GOALS: Participants will understand the impact that eating out has on their personal food budget. In addition, participants will learn ways that they can save money. Apply techniques that will enable participants to save money when eating out. #12;2 Saving Money When

  8. Fast Food with Slow Cookers SESSION GOALS

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    Fast Food with Slow Cookers SESSION GOALS: Participants will learn how to use a slow cooker to help cooker. SESSION OBJECTIVES: By participating in today's session, participants will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of key food safety principles when using a slow cooker. 2. Prepare more

  9. GOAL OF THE STATE WETLANDS STRATEGY It shall be the goal of

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    Gray, Matthew

    CHAPTER 2 GOAL OF THE STATE WETLANDS STRATEGY It shall be the goal of the State of Tennessee to provide the maximum practicable wetlands benefits to Tennessee and her citizens by conserving, enhancing, and restoring the acreage, quality, and biological diversity of Tennessee wetlands. The management of wetlands

  10. Chiller Plant Design Goals Low operating cost

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    3/9/09 1 2 Chiller Plant Design Goals · Low operating cost ­Energy Efficiency ­No full time staffing · Reliability ­24/7 ­ 365 ­Maintainability · Future expansion capability #12;3/9/09 2 3 Chiller T 4 Chiller Plant Electrical · Electrical ­N+1 transformer capacity ­4160 volt Compressor Motors

  11. NVLAP LAB BULLETIN NUMBER: LB-49-2010 PAGE: 1 of 1 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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    of the beta and photon subcategories used in mixed field testing in both ANSI N13.11-2009 and ANSI N13 testing categories in ANSI N13.11-2009 American National Standard for Dosimetry ­ Personnel Dosimetry Performance ­ Criteria for Testing; and ANSI N13.32- 2008, Performance Testing of Extremity Dosimeters

  12. NVLAP LAB BULLETIN NUMBER: LB-55-2011 PAGE: 1 of 1 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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    ) ­ ANSI N13.32-2008 Category IV of ANSI N13.32-2008, Performance Testing of Extremity Dosimeters testing that is performed in Category IV of ANSI N13.32-2008 presents difficulty for processors of single writers for ANSI N13.32-2008. The standard writers have informed NVLAP that single-element dosimeters were

  13. Greenidge multi-pollutant project achieves emissions reduction goals

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    NONE

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performance testing at the Greenridge Multi-Pollutant Project has met or exceeded project goals, indicating that deep emission reduciton sin small, difficult-to-retrofit power plants can be achieved. The technology fitted at the 107 MWe AES Greenridge Unit 4 includes a hybrid selective non-catalytic reduction/selective catalytic reduction system for NOx control (NOxOUT CASCADE) and a Turbosorp circulating fluidized bed dry scrubber system for SO{sub 2}, mercury, SO{sub 3} HC and Hf control. 2 figs.

  14. Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress...

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    Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress This Report to Congress, published in August 2006,...

  15. Los Angeles County's Green Idea House Achieves Efficient Goals...

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

    Los Angeles County's Green Idea House Achieves Efficient Goals Los Angeles County's Green Idea House Achieves Efficient Goals Photo of an energy-efficient home with modern...

  16. Vehicle Technologies Program: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishmen...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    vtpgoals-strategies-accomp.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments Materials Technologies: Goals,...

  17. Sandia National Laboratories: Pollution Prevention: Goals

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik SpoerkeSolar Regional Test Center inInsights forAwards 2010 WasteGoals for

  18. Creating Markets for Green Biofuels: Measuring and improving environmental performance

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    Turner, Brian T.; Plevin, Richard J.; O'Hare, Michael; Farrell, Alexander E.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    biofuel production processes, the ability to measure environmental performance, and environmental goals all advance.

  19. Transport Reactor Development Unit Modification to Provide a Syngas Slipstream at Elevated Conditions to Enable Separation of 100 LB/D of Hydrogen by Hydrogen Separation Membranes Year - 6 Activity 1.15 - Development of a National Center for Hydrogen Technology

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    Schlasner, Steven

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gasification of coal when associated with carbon dioxide capture and sequestration has the potential to provide low-cost as well as low-carbon hydrogen for electric power, fuels or chemicals production. The key element to the success of this concept is inexpensive, effective separation of hydrogen from carbon dioxide in synthesis gas. Many studies indicate that membrane technology is one of the most, if not the most, economical means of accomplishing separation; however, the advancement of hydrogen separation membrane technology is hampered by the absence of experience or demonstration that the technology is effective economically and environmentally at larger scales. While encouraging performance has been observed at bench scale (less than 12 lb/d hydrogen), it would be imprudent to pursue a largescale demonstration without testing at least one intermediate scale, such as 100 lb/d hydrogen. Among its many gasifiers, the Energy & Environmental Research Center is home to the transport reactor demonstration unit (TRDU), a unit capable of firing 200—500 lb/hr of coal to produce 400 scfm of synthesis gas containing more than 200 lb/d of hydrogen. The TRDU and associated downstream processing equipment has demonstrated the capability of producing a syngas over a wide range of temperatures and contaminant levels — some of which approximate conditions of commercial-scale gasifiers. Until this activity, however, the maximum pressure of the TRDU’ s product syngas was 120 psig, well below the 400+ psig pressures of existing large gasifiers. This activity installed a high-temperature compressor capable of accepting the range of TRDU products up to 450°F and compressing them to 500 psig, a pressure comparable to some large scale gasifiers. Thus, with heating or cooling downstream of the TRDU compressor, the unit is now able to present a near-raw to clean gasifier synthesis gas containing more than 100 lb/d of hydrogen at up to 500 psig over a wide range of temperatures to hydrogen separation membranes or other equipment for development and demonstration.

  20. NVLAP LAB BULLETIN NUMBER: LB-57-2011 PAGE: 1 of 2 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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    testing (ECT) as required for Radiation Detection Instruments (RDI) testing Several of the ANSI/IEEE N42 standards may eventually be developed for other types of radiation detection instruments. The ANSI/IEEE N42 to show that they can properly perform the tests in combination with radioactive sources. Though the ANSI

  1. Vehicle Technologies Program: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fact sheet describes the Vehicle Technologies Program and its goals, strategies and top accomplishments.

  2. Write SMART goals: Having goals for what to do with your money will help you make the everyday choices that come your way. When making goals try using the SMART method. SMART goals are

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    Write SMART goals: Having goals for what to do with your money will help you make the everyday exactly do you want to achieve? Measurable ­ How much money will this goal take? Adaptable ­ Is this goal you when saving money for a rainy day/emergency fund or for special purchases, services you want

  3. The Concept of Goals-Driven Safeguards

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    R. Wigeland; T Bjornard; B. Castle

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The IAEA, NRC, and DOE regulations and requirements for safeguarding nuclear material and facilities have been reviewed and each organization’s purpose, objectives, and scope are discussed in this report. Current safeguards approaches are re-examined considering technological advancements and how these developments are changing safeguards approaches used by these organizations. Additionally, the physical protection approaches required by the IAEA, NRC, and DOE were reviewed and the respective goals, objectives, and requirements are identified and summarized in this report. From these, a brief comparison is presented showing the high-level similarities among these regulatory organizations’ approaches to physical protection. The regulatory documents used in this paper have been assembled into a convenient reference library called the Nuclear Safeguards and Security Reference Library. The index of that library is included in this report, and DVDs containing the full library are available.

  4. Management and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    2015 Performance Plan, starting with the currently reported year of FY 2013 and spanning backward from FY 2008 to FY 2012, go to http://www.nasa.gov/about/budget/PAR_Reports.html. The combined report 2014 and/or FY 2015. The performance goal summary is followed by: · The annual performance indicators

  5. LM to Meet Energy Metering Goals Through Enhanced Data Collection...

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    goals related to energy usage and metering. The first goal states that LM should reduce energy use intensity (EUI) by 30 percent by fiscal year (FY) 2020, as compared to the FY...

  6. Hydrogen Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    DOE's Hydrogen Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress summarizes the processes used to set Hydrogen Program goals and milestones. Published in August 2006, it fulfills the requirement under se

  7. Goals of the ARISE Space VLBI Mission

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    James S. Ulvestad

    1999-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Supermassive black holes, with masses of 10^6 to more than 10^9 solar masses, are among the most spectacular objects in the Universe, and are laboratories for physics in extreme conditions. The primary goal of ARISE (Advanced Radio Interferometry between Space and Earth) is to use the technique of Space VLBI to increase our understanding of black holes and their environments, by imaging the havoc produced in the near vicinity of the black holes by their enormous gravitational fields. The mission will be based on a 25-meter space-borne radio telescope operating at frequencies between 8 and 86 GHz, roughly equivalent to an orbiting element of the Very Long Baseline Array. In an elliptical orbit with an apogee height of 40,000-100,000 km, ARISE will provide resolution of 15 microarcseconds or better, 5-10 times better than that achievable on the ground. At frequencies of 43 and 86 GHz, the resolution of light weeks to light months in distant quasars will complement the gamma-ray and X-ray observations of high-energy photons, which come from the same regions near the massive black holes. At 22 GHz, ARISE will image the water maser disks in active galaxies more than 15 Mpc from Earth, probing accretion physics and giving accurate measurements of black-hole masses. ARISE also will study gravitational lenses at resolutions of tens of microarcseconds, yielding important information on the dark-matter distribution and on the possible existence of compact objects with masses of 10^3 to 10^6 solar masses.

  8. Abduction, Experience, and Goals: A Model of Everyday Abductive Explanation*

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    Langseth, Helge

    Abduction, Experience, and Goals: A Model of Everyday Abductive Explanation* David B. Leake head: Abduction, Experience, and Goals *This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IRI-9409348. #12;Abduction, Experience, and Goals: A Model of Everyday Abductive

  9. SOUTHWEST COTTON HARVEST AID PERFORMANCE AND NARROW ROW OPTIONS Wayne Keeling

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    SOUTHWEST COTTON HARVEST AID PERFORMANCE AND NARROW ROW OPTIONS Wayne Keeling Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Lubbock, TX Abstract Cotton is produced in the Southwest (Texas and Oklahoma) under a wide in rainfall and availability of irrigation, yields may range from 1250 lb/A. Cotton is harvested

  10. Management and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING

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    AND PLANNING M&P-144 the Agency's workforce is well informed of major Agency initiatives and human capitalManagement and Performance PERFORMANCE REPORTING AND PLANNING M&P-143 Strategic Goal 5: Enable.1: IDENTIFY, CULTIVATE, AND SUSTAIN A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS NEEDED

  11. A Multi-layered Synergistic Approach to Motion Planning with Complex Goals

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    Kavraki, Lydia E.

    1 A Multi-layered Synergistic Approach to Motion Planning with Complex Goals Amit Bhatia, Matthew R of the discrete abstraction are critical issues that affect the overall performance of the approach. A geometry approaches for second-order nonlinear robot models in challenging workspace environments with obstacles

  12. The thermionic fuel element verification program: Technical accomplishments and goals

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    Houts, M.G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Wharton, W.R. Jr. (Department of Energy, Germantown, MD (United States)); Begg, L.L. (General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)); Lawrence, L.A. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA (United States))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the Thermionic Fuel Element Verification Program (TFEVP) is to demonstrate the technological readiness of a thermionic fuel element in a thermionic reactor having an electric power output in the 0.5- to 5-MW(electric) range and a full-power life of 7 yr. The TFEVP has made significant progress in developing components capable of withstanding the required neutron fluence (4 x 10[sup 22] n/cm[sup 2], E > 0. 1 MeV) and the required burnup (5.3%) of a 2-MW(electric) system. Technology developed under the TFEVP also supports the 5- to 40-kW(electric) thermionic systems currently of interest to the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and the US Air Force. The fast-neutron flux in certain 5- to 40-kW(electric) systems is up to a factor of 7 less than that in 0.5- to 5-MW(electric) systems. Component technology that has been developed for 0.5- to 5-MW(electric) systems will thus be suitable for use in long-life, high-performance, 5- to 40-kW(electric) systems. Components that are being developed by the TFEVP include insulator seals, sheath insulators, fueled emitters, cesium reservoirs, and inter- connective TFE components. In addition, the TFEVP has created a preliminary 2-MW(electric) system design and is currently evaluating converter performance under various conditions. Prototypical TFEs are also being tested. The TFEVP is developing accurate converter-performance models that are correlated to observed test data.

  13. Post-2015 Development Agenda For Integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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    Furui, Sadaoki

    ) and Post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-11 / Beyond MDGs Japan Symposium The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-11 / Beyond MDGs and the environment, as well as consideration of integrated goals for achieving sustainable development, in order

  14. Chapter 3.3: Cooperative Education Program1 Objectives & Goals

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    Chapter 3.3: Cooperative Education Program1 Objectives & Goals Objective: Grow Cooperative Education into a sustainable, self-funded program for undergraduate students while enhancing (1) student in the Cooperative Education program are: Goal: Eliminate barriers to entry for undergraduate engineering students

  15. Developing and Executing Goal-Based, Adjustably Autonomous Procedures

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    Kortenkamp, David

    Developing and Executing Goal-Based, Adjustably Autonomous Procedures David Kortenkamp, R. Peter@jsc.nasa.gov This paper describes an approach to representing, authoring and executing procedures during human spaceflight missions. The approach allows for the explicit incorporation of goals into procedures. The approach also

  16. Domain-Independent Heuristics for Goal Formulation Mark Wilson1

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    Gupta, Kalyan Moy

    to make changes where obviously necessary. Most autonomous agents are frustrating in the same way; even. For example, if a UAV capable of autonomous goal formulation burns fuel at unexpectedly high rates (because it is flying into the wind), it would formulate a goal to refuel. In contrast, a replanning system might

  17. Regional Transportation Performance Measures

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    in place for maintenance of pavements and structures But only general goals for modernization Case for Performance-Based Funding: What Partners Say The Pew Center on the States' recently ranked Mobility Reliability Accessibility Livability 12 #12;Transportation Performance Measurement Concepts

  18. D&D GoalD&D Goal The goal of the Argonne Decommissioning Program is to be recognized as a

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    Kemner, Ken

    incorporation of lessons learned from earlier industry experience. Also included within this goal is an element of outreach to others in the areas of education and training, optimization, sharing of lessons learned gained and the lessons learned from this work has been applied to subsequent projects and shared

  19. A goal directed simulation method using fuzzy cognitive mapping

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    Deines, Erich Vernon

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A goal directed simulation method using fuzzy cognitive mapping (FCM-GDS) is partially developed. The FCM-GDS system can be used for the analysis and experimental design associated with traditional manufacturing studies. The FCM-GDS system...

  20. U.S. Federal Government- Green Power Purchasing Goal

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    The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) extended and expanded several previous goals and standards to reduce energy use in existing and new federal buildings. Section 203 of EPAct 2005...

  1. San Antonio City Public Service (CPS Energy)- Renewables Portfolio Goal

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    In 2003 San Antonio's municipal electric utility, City Public Service (CPS Energy) established a goal of meeting 15% of its electrical peak demand with renewable energy by 2020 under its Strategic...

  2. Assessment of Waste Treatment Plant Lab C3V (LB-S1) Stack Sampling Probe Location for Compliance with ANSI/HPS N13.1-1999

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    Glissmeyer, John A.; Geeting, John GH

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents a series of tests used to assess the proposed air sampling location in the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Lab C3V (LB-S1) exhaust stack with respect to the applicable criteria regarding the placement of an air sampling probe. Federal regulations require that an air sampling probe be located in the exhaust stack in accordance with the criteria of American National Standards Institute/Health Physics Society (ANSI/HPS) N13.1-1999, Sampling and Monitoring Releases of Airborne Radioactive Substances from the Stack and Ducts of Nuclear Facilities. These criteria address the capability of the sampling probe to extract a sample that represents the effluent stream.

  3. Comparative Biomedical Sciences Strategic Plan March 21, 2011 The goals of the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences will be to seek and obtain excellence

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    1 1 Comparative Biomedical Sciences Strategic Plan March 21, 2011 GOALS The goals of the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences will be to seek and obtain excellence in our performance: Developing Leaders in Veterinary and Biomedical Careers: CBS will focus on a learning environment

  4. Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas; High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised)

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    Not Available

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet provides a summary of how NREL's technical assistance in Greensburg, Kansas, helped the town rebuild green after recovering from a tornado in May 2007.

  5. Time-varied daylighting performance to enable a goal-driven design process

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    Kleindienst, Siân A. (Siân Alexandra)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the overwhelming number of decisions to be made during early stage design, there is a need for intuitive methods to communicate data so that it is quickly and easily understood by the designer. In daylighting analysis, ...

  6. The Adequacy of DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Performance Goals from an

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of Energy Power.pdf11-161-LNGInternationalTechnology Validation Technology ValidationTexasEnergy

  7. The Adequacy of DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Performance Goals from an Accident Analysis Perspective

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomen Owned Small BusinessEMPLOYMENTTechnology ForumInteriorTestimonyI0 THEAPRILJULY

  8. BA Political Science Assessment Plan Program Learning Goals

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    Cantlon, Jessica F.

    BA Political Science ­ Assessment Plan Program Learning Goals Undergraduate students gain familiarity with American political behavior and institutions, the nature of politics in the rest of the world, and the sources of international conflict and cooperation. All students majoring in political science take

  9. the triple aim MEETING THE GOAL OF HEALTH REFORM

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    the triple aim MEETING THE GOAL OF HEALTH REFORM Produced by OHSU Strategic Communications -- emphasizing shared decision-making and coordination between providers -- could influence reform in a big way care. health reform is about getting better health outcomes for our communities, improving access

  10. PROJECT GOALS Determine what simple measures could be introduced to

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    they would be willing to accept and at what cost TYPE OF PROJECT International Alliance of ResearchPROJECT GOALS · Determine what simple measures could be introduced to Bruce Hall's dining options available at Bruce Hall DESCRIPTION The Bruce Hall Dining Project investigated the sustainable practices

  11. Essays on Consumers' Goal Orientation and Price Sensitivity

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    Choi, Woo Jin

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    investigated how consumers choose between price and quality or price and quantity, in each of two essays, thereby shedding light on the role of consumer goals in purchase decisions. In the first essay, I propose that quality is predominantly a promotion feature...

  12. A Goal-Directed Modeling Technique towards Business Process

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    Perry, Dewayne E.

    A Goal-Directed Modeling Technique towards Business Process Yuqun Zhang, Dewayne E. Perry Center--The modeling techniques for business process are mostly graphics-based, that is argued to be simplified when- plore the properties of the business processes under this modeling technique, we define a set of metrics

  13. The University of Montana-Missoula Summary of Strategic Goals

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    . At the same time, current economic conditions of the nation and the State of Montana offer challenges is a summary of the four overarching goals that are inherently critical to the University's success in all its success and the value of The University of Montana. Improve AcAdemIc QuAlIty And Student SucceSS In order

  14. Introduction An important goal in operational weather forecasting

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    Haak, Hein

    sensitive areas. To answer these questions simulation experiments with state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction (NWP) models have proved great value to test future meteorological observing systems a priori102 Introduction An important goal in operational weather forecasting is to reduce the number

  15. Transforming the advanced lab: Part I -Learning goals Benjamin Zwickl

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Transforming the advanced lab: Part I - Learning goals Benjamin Zwickl , Noah Finkelstein and H. J-division undergraduate level. As part of transforming our senior-level Optics and Modern Physics Lab at the University, 01.40.Fk, 01.50.Qb INTRODUCTION At the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), we are transforming our

  16. PROJECT GOALS Develop a framework for the documentation of

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    PROJECT GOALS Develop a framework for the documentation of proposed `People' and `Integration A set of seven spreadsheet documents, each with multiple sheets, collating data on proposed indicators is ongoing and involves the collation of data from newsletters, staff documents, media reports, previous

  17. High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report

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    Lee, Eleanor

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined bywere found to yield net zero energy levels of performance inA/ E teams to reach net zero energy goals by enabling use of

  18. The goal of this project was to examine open CV's face detection software and identify the time insensitive section

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    Stuart, Josh

    Altera gave us a Cyclone IV PCI express board. Our final goal being able to start the face detection in software, having it ship data to the Cyclone IV FPGA logic to perform part of the face detection algorithm this sequentially in 22 separate stages, breaking out of the algorithm if any one of the stages fail to detect

  19. Vehicles and E85 Stations Needed to Achieve Ethanol Goals

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    Greene, David L [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an analysis of the numbers of stations and vehicles necessary to achieve future goals for sales of ethanol fuel (E85). The paper does not analyze issues related to the supply of ethanol which may turn out to be of even greater concern. A model of consumers decisions to purchase E85 versus gasoline based on prices, availability, and refueling frequency is derived and preliminary results for 2010, 2017 and 2030 consistent with the President s 2007 biofuels program goals are presented (1). A limited sensitivity analysis is carried out to indicate key uncertainties in the trade-off between the number of stations and fuels. The analysis indicates that to meet a 2017 goal of 26 billion gallons of E85 sold, on the order of 30% to 80% of all stations may need to offer E85, and that 125 to 200 million flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) may need to be on the road, even if oil prices remain high. These conclusions are tentative for three reasons: (1) there is considerable uncertainty about key parameter values, such as the price elasticity of choice between E85 and gasoline, (2) the future prices of E85 and gasoline are uncertain; and (3) the method of analysis used is highly aggregated; it does not consider the potential benefits of regional strategies nor the possible existence of market segments predisposed to purchase E85. Nonetheless, the preliminary results indicate that the 2017 biofuels program goals are ambitious and will require a massive effort to produce FFVs and insure widespread availability of E85.

  20. Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishm...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments advcombustiongoals.pdf More...

  1. Energy Reduction Projects to Help Nissan Reach BBBP Goals

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    Rasmussen, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Reduction Projects to Help Nissan Reach BBBP Goals Brett Rasmussen, PE, CEM Senior Energy Engineer Nissan North America May 23, 2013 ESL-IE-13-05-38 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans..., LA. May 21-24, 2013 ? ? ? Smyrna, TN Decherd, TN Canton, MS NISSAN?S U.S. PLANTS 2 ESL-IE-13-05-38 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 Bill Kruger Signs the Save Energy Now...

  2. Fermilab | Take Five for Goal Zero | Useful Links

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicyFeasibility ofSmall15.000Technology |TheoryTufteTake Five for Goal

  3. Fuel Technologies: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments; Vehicle Technologies Program (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fact sheet describes the top accomplishments, goals, and strategies of DOE's Fuel Technologies sub program.

  4. Reliable Muddle: Transportation Scenarios for the 80% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal for 2050 (Presentation)

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    Melaina, M.; Webster, K.

    2009-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation describing transportation scenarios for meeting the 2050 DOE goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 80%.

  5. Getting from Goals to Projects in the Ground (Presentation)

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    Springer, B.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presentation given at the 2012 Department of Homeland Security Renewable Energy Roundtable on Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for Renewable Energy (RE).

  6. 2040 Transportation Policy Plan Conversion to Performance Based

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    Minnesota, University of

    and cost-effective and encourage investments to include appropriate provisions for bicycle and pedestrian · Investment Plan · Performance Measures/Targets #12;4 TPP Elements ­ Goals · Goals are broad statements · Leveraging Transportation Investment to Guide Land Use #12;5 · Sample Goals · Transportation System

  7. 2003 Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Delivered Performance

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    Kepner, Jeremy

    © 2003 Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Delivered Performance Predictions and Trends for RISC Applications Luke Cico (lcico@mc.com) Mark Merritt (mmerritt@mc.com) Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Chelmsford, MA 01824 #12;© 2003 Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Goals of PresentationGoals of Presentation

  8. Science Goals for the ARM Recovery Act Radars

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    JH Mather

    2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Science Goals for the ARM Recovery Act Radars. In October 2008, an ARM workshop brought together approximately 30 climate research scientists to discuss the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility's role in solving outstanding climate science issues. Through this discussion it was noted that one of ARM's primary contributions is to provide detailed information about cloud profiles and their impact on radiative fluxes. This work supports cloud parameterization development and improved understanding of cloud processes necessary for that development. A critical part of this work is measuring microphysical properties (cloud ice and liquid water content, cloud particle sizes, shapes, and distribution). ARM measurements and research have long included an emphasis on obtaining the best possible microphysical parameters with the available instrumentation. At the time of the workshop, this research was reaching the point where additional reduction in uncertainties in these critical parameters required new instrumentation for applications such as specifying radiative heating profiles, measuring vertical velocities, and studying the convective triggering and evolution of three-dimensional (3D) cloud fields. ARM was already operating a subset of the necessary instrumentation to make some progress on these problems; each of the ARM sites included (and still includes) a cloud radar (operating at 35 or 94 GHz), a cloud lidar, and balloon-borne temperature and humidity sensors. However, these measurements were inadequate for determining detailed microphysical properties in most cases. Additional instrumentation needed to improve retrievals of microphysical processes includes radars at two additional frequencies for a total of three at a single site (35 GHz, 94 GHz, and a precipitation radar) and a Doppler lidar. Evolving to a multi-frequency scanning radar is a medium-term goal to bridge our understanding of two-dimensional (2D) retrievals to the 3D cloud field. These additional microphysical measurements would allow detailed cloud properties to be derived even in the presence of light precipitation. It is important to couple these detailed measurements of cloud microphysics to vertical motion on the cloud scale to couple microphysics with meteorological processes. Vertically pointing Doppler radars provide the vertical motion of cloud particles but, to separate particle motion from air motion, a wind profiler is required. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided the means to address these needs and implement a multi-frequency suite of radars, including scanning radars, at each of the ARM sites. In addition, Doppler lidars have been deployed at several sites. With these new measurement capabilities, ARM has the measurement capabilities to tackle the problems of improving microphysical profile descriptions and evaluating the relationship between our current narrow-field-of view, zenith perspective on clouds to a description of the full 3D cloud field and its temporal evolution.

  9. Goal-directed planning and plan recognition for the sustainable control of homes

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    Graybill, Wesley (Wesley Darwin)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis is to design an autonomous control system for the sustainable control of buildings. The control system focusses on satisfying three goals to encourage and facilitate a more sustainable lifestyle for ...

  10. Predicting Academic Achievement: The Role Of Parenting, Nonverbal Intelligence, and Goal Orientation in Turkish Children

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    Korkmaz, Ummugulsum

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this research is to examine parenting, child goal orientation, and child nonverbal intelligence as predictors of academic achievement among fifth grade Turkish children. The influence of intelligence, parenting style, and goal...

  11. Rangeland Resource Management for Texans: Why are Goals Important for Natural Resource Management?

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    White, Larry D.; Fox, William E.

    2002-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    . Goals and objectives need to be SMART?S (spe- cific), M (measurable), A (attainable), R (related) and T (trackable). SMART goals establish priorities for allocating limited resources from an ecological, economic and socio- political perspective. Long...

  12. Glove Mouse Project The goal of this project

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    de Lijser, Peter

    that is cost-effective,easy to use, and portable. Hybrid, High-performance Cluster Computer Setup The objective it to create a viable fuel for use in a diesel engine. Multi-Functional Automated Turret Stand alone turret Design and implementation of an unmanned aerial vehicle which is capable of autonomous control via

  13. A Goal-Based Approach for Learning in Business Processes

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    Peleg, Mor

    performance over time is also associated with the concept of organizational learning, defined as the capacity Ghattas and Mor Peleg The knowledge can become shared by others to support organizational learning by embedding it in a process model which evolves over time. Organizational learning and business process

  14. Technology development goals for automotive fuel cell power systems. Final report

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    James, B.D.; Baum, G.N.; Kuhn, I.F. Jr. [Directed Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report determines cost and performance requirements for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell vehicles carrying pure H{sub 2} fuel, to achieve parity with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. A conceptual design of a near term FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle) is presented. Complete power system weight and cost breakdowns are presented for baseline design. Near term FCEV power system weight is 6% higher than ICE system, mid-term FCEV projected weights are 29% lower than ICE`s. There are no inherently high-cost components in FCE, and at automotive production volumes, near term FCEV cost viability is closer at hand than at first thought. PEM current vs voltage performance is presented for leading PEM manufacturers and researchers. 5 current and proposed onboard hydrogen storage techniques are critically compared: pressurized gas, cryogenic liquid, combined pressurized/cryogenic, rechargeable hydride, adsorption. Battery, capacitor, and motor/controller performance is summarized. Fuel cell power system component weight and cost densities (threshold and goal) are tabulated.

  15. Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fact sheet describes the top accomplishments, goals and strategies of DOEs Advanced Combustion Engine Research and Development sub program.

  16. Furthering Your Local Governments' Energy Efficiency Goals: Getting Support from Local Leaders

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Power Point presentation from the Furthering your Local Governments Energy Efficiency Goals part 1 Getting Support From Local Leaders webcast.

  17. Sootblowing optimization for improved boiler performance

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    James, John Robert; McDermott, John; Piche, Stephen; Pickard, Fred; Parikh, Neel J.

    2012-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.

  18. Sootblowing optimization for improved boiler performance

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    James, John Robert; McDermott, John; Piche, Stephen; Pickard, Fred; Parikh, Neel J

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.

  19. The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Challenges in India

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    The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Challenges in India Jeffrey D. Sachs and Nirupam Papers #12;The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Challenges in India Jeffrey D. Sachs during several trips to India in the year 2000. #12;1 The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy

  20. EM-40 technology initiatives: Achieving a common goal

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    Warren, S. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Breck, M. [Booz Allen, & Hamilton, Germantown, MD (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Restoration has a number of initiatives underway which are designed to infuse improved/innovative technologies into the Environmental Management Program. These initiatives are intended to help expedite cleanup by defining problem sets across the sites (i.e., the field), identifying appropriate technologies, assisting technology development, breaking down barriers to technology implementation, providing a standardized method for reporting technology cost and performance information, and allowing the marketplace to suggest the best technologies for doing the job.

  1. ReEDS Modeling of the President's 2020 U.S. Renewable Electricity Generation Goal (Presentation)

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    Zinaman, O.; Mai, T.; Lantz, E.; Gelman, R.; Porro, G.

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    President Obama announced in 2012 an Administration Goal for the United States to double aggregate renewable electricity generation from wind, solar, and geothermal sources by 2020. This analysis, using the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model, explores a full range of future renewable deployment scenarios out to 2020 to assess progress and outlook toward this goal. Under all modeled conditions, consisting of 21 scenarios, the Administration Goal is met before 2020, and as early as 2015.

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic goal-oriented mesh Sample Search...

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

    Sciences 4 Error estimation and anisotropic mesh refinement for 3d laminar aerodynamic flow simulations Summary: be employed to drive a goal-oriented adaptive mesh...

  3. "Furthering Your Local Governments' Energy Efficiency Goals-- Part 1- Getting Support From Local Leaders "

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE’s technical assistance program webcast on furthering your local government’s energy efficiency goals. This is part one, gaining support from local leaders.

  4. LOWER COLUMBIA SALMON RECOVERY & SUBBASIN PLAN December 2004 RECOVERY GOALS 5-1

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    ." This vision for recovery encompasses ESA de-listing goals in the sense that ESA de-listing could be achieved

  5. Recovery Act Helps Y-12 Exceed Cleanup Goal at Manhattan Project...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Helps Y-12 Exceed Cleanup Goal at Manhattan Project-Era Building | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the...

  6. Performance Monitoring

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    Optimization Performance Monitoring Performance Monitoring A redirector page has been set up without anywhere to redirect to. Last edited: 2014-08-25 14:37:27...

  7. INCREASING RENDERING PERFORMANCE OF GRAPHICS HARDWARE

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    Whitton, Mary C.

    a compute-on-demand paradigm for the design of high-speed and energy-efficient graphics components. The goalINCREASING RENDERING PERFORMANCE OF GRAPHICS HARDWARE Justin Hensley A dissertation submitted RIGHTS RESERVED ii #12;ABSTRACT JUSTIN HENSLEY: Increasing Rendering Performance of Graphics Hardware

  8. DOE safety goals comparison using NUREG-1150 PRA (probabilistic risk assessment) methodology

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    Wang., O.S.; Zentner, M.D.; Rainey, T.E.

    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A full-scope Level 3 probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) including external events has been performed for N Reactor, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Category A production reactor. This four-year, multi-million dollar task was a joint effort by Westinghouse Hanford Company, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Technical lead in external events and NUREG-1150 methodology was provided by SNL. SAIC led the effort in the Level 1 analysis for the internally initiated events. Westinghouse Hanford supported the task in many key areas, such as data collection and interpretation, accident progression, system interaction, human factor analyses, expert elicitation, peers review, etc. The main objective of this Level 3 PRA are to assess the risks to the public and onsite workers posed by the operation of N Reactor, to identify modifications to the plant that could reduce the overall risk, and to compare those risks to the proposed DOE and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) quantitative safety goals. This paper presents the methodology adopted by Westinghouse Hanford and SNL for estimating individual health risks, and the comparison of the N Reactor results and DOE quantitative nuclear safety guidelines. This paper is devoted to DOE quantitative safety guidelines interpretation and comparison; the NRC safety objectives are also presented in order to compare N Reactor results to commercial nuclear power plants included in the NUREG-1150 study. 7 refs., 7 tabs.

  9. Postponing commitment to preserve opportunities when dynamically assigning new goals to UAVs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Postponing commitment to preserve opportunities when dynamically assigning new goals to UAVs Pierre Vehicles (UAVs). Decisions to assign new goals are not instantaneous and they tend to become obsolete because UAVs move continuously. We use the date of commitment to handle this. This paper introduces how we

  10. SYSTEMWIDE GOAL AND FRAMEWORK SECTION 2 FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM 2-4 September 13, 1995

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    SYSTEMWIDE GOAL AND FRAMEWORK SECTION 2 FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM 2-4 September 13, 1995 #12;SECTION 2 SYSTEMWIDE GOAL AND FRAMEWORK September 13, 1995 2-4 FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM · determine and rebuilding of weak native fish stocks and those stocks that are resident fish substitutions under

  11. Economic and emissions impacts of renewable fuel goals for aviation in the US*

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    Accepted 1 October 2013 Keywords: Aviation Biofuels Climate change Emissions abatement a b s t r a c t The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a goal that one billion gallons of renewable jet fuel that meeting the aviation biofuel goal in 2020 will require an implicit subsidy from airlines to bio- fuel

  12. Modeling and Reasoning about Service-Oriented Applications via Goals and Commitments

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    modeling, Commitments, Goals, Service engagements, Ser- vice-oriented architecture 1 Introduction Service-orientedModeling and Reasoning about Service-Oriented Applications via Goals and Commitments Amit K. Chopra Science, University of Trento chopra,dalpiaz,paolo.giorgini,jm@disi.unitn.it Abstract. Service-oriented

  13. Ordering Coverage Goals in Model Checker Based Testing Gordon Fraser and Franz Wotawa

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    Fraser, Gordon

    Ordering Coverage Goals in Model Checker Based Testing Gordon Fraser and Franz Wotawa Institute,wotawa}@ist.tugraz.at Abstract Model-based testing techniques select test cases accord- ing to test goals, which might be coverage criteria or muta- tion adequacy. Complex criteria and large models lead to large test suites

  14. BRIEF REPORT Young Children Help Others to Achieve Their Social Goals

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    Carpenter, M.alinda

    BRIEF REPORT Young Children Help Others to Achieve Their Social Goals Jonathan S. Beier University research has documented young children's propensity to help others achieve their unfulfilled goals toward. Here we demonstrate that children are also inclined, and able, to help others achieve their social

  15. BAUCHE TALLIES LONE GOAL IN HUSKIE WIN By Nicole Betker, University of Saskatchewan Sports Information

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    BAUCHE TALLIES LONE GOAL IN HUSKIE WIN By Nicole Betker, University of Saskatchewan Sports Information SASKATOON, SK - University of Saskatchewan rookie Mitch Bauche tallied his first CIS goal in a 1 sides had numerous opportunities to score. Saskatchewan tallied 30 shots in the game, while UNBC had 16

  16. The Why UI: Using Goal Networks to Improve User Dustin A. Smith

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    Lieberman, Henry

    The Why UI: Using Goal Networks to Improve User Interfaces Dustin A. Smith MIT Media Lab 20 Ames St; Cambridge, MA 02139 dustin@media.mit.edu Henry Lieberman MIT Media Lab 20 Ames St; Cambridge, MA 02139 lieber@media.mit.edu ABSTRACT People interact with interfaces to accomplish goals, and knowl- edge about

  17. Review of Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act A submission to

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    Hughes, Larry

    ERG/201105 Review of Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act A submission to the Nova to the call for comments on the Government of Nova Scotia's 2011 review of the Environmental Goals uninterrupted physical availability at a price which is affordable, while respecting environment concerns" (IEA

  18. Intrinsically Motivated Goal Exploration for Active Motor Learning in Robots: A Case Study

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the exploration process typically set constraints on actions and goals. Social guidance is an important sourceIntrinsically Motivated Goal Exploration for Active Motor Learning in Robots: A Case Study Adrien exploration mechanism which allows a redundant robot to efficiently and actively learn its inverse kinematics

  19. Running head: CONCRETE PROSOCIAL GOALS MAXIMIZE HAPPINESS 1 Getting the Most out of Giving

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    Bogyo, Matthew

    Running head: CONCRETE PROSOCIAL GOALS MAXIMIZE HAPPINESS 1 Getting the Most out of Giving: Concretely Framing a Prosocial Goal Maximizes Happiness Melanie Rudda University of Houston Jennifer Aakerb Melcher Hall, Houston, TX 77204-6021; Email: mrrudd@bauer.uh.edu; Phone: 713.743.4572. #12;CONCRETE

  20. KEY DASHBOARD INDICATORS OF PROGRESS TOWARD Goals Human Resources, FY 10-11

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    New Mexico, University of

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ August 15, 2011 1 of 2 Goal #1: Build strategic partnerships and an organizational communication, and trust, utilizing recommendations from various organizational culture assessments such as the LFC Audit ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ August 15, 2011 2 of 2 Goal #3: Progress Indication Evaluate HR processes for efficiency and improvement

  1. Chapter 7.5: Maximizing Human Capital1 Objectives and Goals

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    our organizational needs Goal: Review ­ Examine CSU and college Human Resource policies and procedures and advance ones that increase efficiency, productivity, and customer service. Goal: Reward ­ Recognize organizational structure · Determine appropriate employee type as dictated by federal, state and university

  2. Wide Ruled: A Friendly Interface to Author-Goal Based Story Generation

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Wide Ruled: A Friendly Interface to Author-Goal Based Story Generation James Skorupski1 , Lakshmi@cs.ucsc.edu 2 Electronic Arts Abstract. We present Wide Ruled, an authoring tool for the creation of generative stories. It is based on the Universe author-goal-based model of story generation, and extends this model

  3. Physical protection: threat response and performance goals as applied at the nuclear material inspection and storage (NMIS) building

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    Sanford, T.H.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Only one aspect of nuclear security has been discussed here, a disciplined approach to physical protection systems (PPS) design. The best security against a multitude of threats to the nuclear industry is a dynamic and multifaceted safeguards program. It is one that combines PPS design with employee screening, reliability or behavioral observation programs, procedural control, assessment techniques, response capabilities, and security hardware. To be effective, such a program must be supported by management and applied uniformly to all personnel, including the safeguards and security staff.

  4. Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings

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    Selkowitz, Stephen

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,

  5. The energy performance goals for this building were in no way modest. The client and design team

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    include: 1. Low face velocity air handlers and low pres- sure drop design ­ The supply air handling system cost. 3. Cascading Air Flows ­ In order to lower the amount of outside air required air was supplied ­ Most laboratories use 100% outside air systems to provide additional cooling to areas of high cooling

  6. Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department ofT ib l L dDepartment ofList?Department of Energy Realizing(Brochure) |On

  7. Radiation characterization summary : ACRR 44-inch lead-boron bucket located in the central cavity on the 32-inch pedestal at the core centerline (ACRR-LB44-CC-32-cl).

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    Parma, Edward J.,; Quirk, Thomas J.; Lippert, Lance L.; Griffin, Patrick Joseph; Naranjo, Gerald E.; Luker, Spencer Michael

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the facility-recommended characterization of the neutron, prompt gamma-ray, and delayed gamma-ray radiation fields in the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) for the 44-inch-long lead-boron bucket in the central cavity on the 32-inch pedestal at the core centerline. The designation for this environment is ACRR-LB44-CC-32-cl. The neutron, prompt gamma-ray, and delayed gamma-ray energy spectra are presented as well as radial and axial neutron and gamma-ray flux profiles within the experiment area of the bucket. Recommended constants are given to facilitate the conversion of various dosimetry readings into radiation metrics desired by experimenters. Representative pulse and steady-state operations are presented with conversion examples.

  8. Performative architecture

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    Araya, Sergio (Sergio Alejandro)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The following thesis explores two central hypotheses. On the one hand it introduces the idea of performative architecture (performance in design), and has done so with the desire to contribute directly to the expansion of ...

  9. Aerodynamic performance measurements of a film-cooled turbine stage

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    Keogh, Rory (Rory Colm), 1968-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research is to measure the aerodynamic performance of a film-cooled turbine stage and to quantify the loss caused by film-cooling. A secondary goal of the research is to provide a detailed breakdown of the ...

  10. Goals, Strategies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation Desert Southwest Region service area. TheEPSCIResearch toAbout

  11. Sustainability Goals

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

  12. Development of an Updated Societal-Risk Goal for Nuclear Power Safety

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    Vicki Bier; Michael Corradini; Robert Youngblood; Caleb Roh; Shuji Liu

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report briefly summarizes work done in FY 2013 on the subject LDRD. The working hypothesis is that societal disruption should be addressed in a safety goal. This is motivated by the point that the Fukushima disaster resulted in very little public dose, but enormous societal disruption; a goal that addressed societal disruption would fill a perceived gap in the US NRC safety goal structure. This year's work entailed analyzing the consequences of postulated accidents at various reactor sites in the US, specifically with a view to quantifying the number of people relocated and the duration of their relocation, to see whether this makes sense as a measure of societal disruption.

  13. Helping New Hampshire Achieve Its 25 x 25 Goal Renewable Energy Incentives, Energy Metering, and

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    Lotko, William

    ........................................................................ 21 5. ENERGY CONSERVATION: SMART METERING.........Helping New Hampshire Achieve Its 25 x 25 Goal Renewable Energy Incentives, Energy Metering............................................................ 12 3. RENEWABLE ENERGY: PRODUCTION INCENTIVES................................... 14 3.1 NET METERING

  14. Learning Goals for Major in Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    Learning Goals for Major in Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley Environmental Sciences (ES) is an interdisciplinary enterprise that deals, statistics, behavioral science, policy, economics, and law. Environmental Sciences provides a rigorous

  15. Effects of Threats to Self-Esteem and Goal Orientation on Asking for Help.

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    Chung, Andrew

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This paper studied whether threats to self-esteem and goal orientation affected an individual?s propensity to ask for help. Eighty-two undergraduate students from the University of… (more)

  16. Political Discussion on Facebook: An Analysis of Interpersonal Goals and Disagreement

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    Kearney, Michael W.

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigates the processes that motivate, constrain, and shape political conversations on Facebook. Through an analysis of the Goals-Plans-Action model and the Political Interpersonal Communication index, this study finds that Facebook...

  17. NREL and DoD - Complementary Missions, Shared Goals: Comprehensive Energy Solutions (Brochure)

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    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By collaborating with the country's only national laboratory solely dedicated to advanced renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy systems integration, DoD can leverage NREL's facilities and expertise to accelerate achievement of energy goals.

  18. Decentralized Swarming by Robot CollectivesDecentralized Swarming by Robot Collectives Research Goal

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Cooperative Robots Buildings Surveillance Application Arenas: Entertainment Industry Medical Nanobots ChangeDecentralized Swarming by Robot CollectivesDecentralized Swarming by Robot Collectives Research Goal: Develop a framework for decentralized swarming by robot collectives using artificial potential

  19. Three lessons for educational quality in post-2015 goals and targets: Clarity, measurability and equity

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    Rose, Pauline

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    that is being used by civil society organisations, think tanks and researchers to draw attention to the extent of education inequalities, such that groups who were previously invisible now cannot be ignored by policymakers. Each of the EFA goals has...

  20. The Impact of Internal Management on Organizational Performance

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    Sargent, Stephen A.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    identify five types of internal management: goal setting, human resource management, structure (delegation), budgeting and technology (use). Additionally, I identify multiple indicators of performance: efficiency, outputs, service outcomes, responsiveness...

  1. Performance Characterization

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    Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

  2. Mentoring Human Performance - 12480

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    Geis, John A.; Haugen, Christian N. [CALIBRE Systems, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the positive effects of implementing a human performance approach to operations can be hard to quantify, many organizations and industry areas are finding tangible benefits to such a program. Recently, a unique mentoring program was established and implemented focusing on improving the performance of managers, supervisors, and work crews, using the principles of Human Performance Improvement (HPI). The goal of this mentoring was to affect behaviors and habits that reliably implement the principles of HPI to ensure continuous improvement in implementation of an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) within a Conduct of Operations framework. Mentors engaged with personnel in a one-on-one, or one-on-many dialogue, which focused on what behaviors were observed, what factors underlie the behaviors, and what changes in behavior could prevent errors or events, and improve performance. A senior management sponsor was essential to gain broad management support. A clear charter and management plan describing the goals, objectives, methodology, and expected outcomes was established. Mentors were carefully selected with senior management endorsement. Mentors were assigned to projects and work teams based on the following three criteria: 1) knowledge of the work scope; 2) experience in similar project areas; and 3) perceived level of trust they would have with project management, supervision, and work teams. This program was restructured significantly when the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) and the associated funding came to an end. The program was restructured based on an understanding of the observations, attributed successes and identified shortfalls, and the consolidation of those lessons. Mentoring the application of proven methods for improving human performance was shown effective at increasing success in day-to-day activities and increasing confidence and level of skill of supervisors. While mentoring program effectiveness is difficult to measure, and return on investment is difficult to quantify, especially in complex and large organizations where the ability to directly correlate causal factors can be challenging, the evidence presented by Sydney Dekker, James Reason, and others who study the field of human factors does assert managing and reducing error is possible. Employment of key behaviors-HPI techniques and skills-can be shown to have a significant impact on error rates. Our mentoring program demonstrated reduced error rates and corresponding improvements in safety and production. Improved behaviors are the result, of providing a culture with consistent, clear expectations from leadership, and processes and methods applied consistently to error prevention. Mentoring, as envisioned and executed in this program, was effective in helping shift organizational culture and effectively improving safety and production. (authors)

  3. Device Performance

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    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Device Performance group, within the National Center for Photovoltaic's Measurements and Characterization Division, we measure the performance of PV cells and modules with respect to standard reporting conditions--defined as a reference temperature (25 C), total irradiance (1000 Wm-2), and spectral irradiance distribution (IEC standard 60904-3). Typically, these are ''global'' reference conditions, but we can measure with respect to any reference set. To determine device performance, we conduct two general categories of measurements: spectral responsivity (SR) and current versus voltage (I-V). We usually perform these measurements using standard procedures, but we develop new procedures when required by new technologies. We also serve as an independent facility for verifying device performance for the entire PV community. We help the PV community solve its special measurement problems, giving advice on solar simulation, instrumentation for I-V measurements, reference cells, measurement procedures, and anomalous results. And we collaborate with researchers to analyze devices and materials.

  4. Evaluation of Gas Reburning & Low NOx Burners on a Wall Fired Boiler Performance and Economics Report Gas Reburning-Low NOx Burner System Cherokee Station Unit 3 Public Service Company of Colorado

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    None

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Coal Technology Program (Round 3), a project was completed to demonstrate control of boiler NOX emissions and to a lesser degree, due to coal replacement, SO2 emissions. The project involved combining Gas Reburning with Low NOX Burners (GR-LNB) on a coal-fired electric utility boiler to determine if high levels of NOX reduction (70%) could be achieved. Sponsors of the project included the U.S. Department of Energy, the Gas Research Institute, Public Service Company of Colorado, Colorado Interstate Gas, Electric Power Research Institute, and the Energy and Environmental Research Corporation. The GR-LNB demonstration was performed on Public Service Company of Colorado's (PSCO) Cherokee Unit #3, located in Denver, Colorado. This unit is a 172 MW~ wall-fired boiler that uses Colorado Bituminous, low-sulfur coal. It had a baseline NOX emission level of 0.73 lb/106 Btu using conventional burners. Low NOX burners are designed to yield lower NOX emissions than conventional burners. However, the NOX control achieved with this technique is limited to 30-50%. Also, with LNBs, CO emissions can increase to above acceptable standards. Gas Reburning (GR) is designed to reduce NOX in the flue gas by staged fuel combustion. This technology involves the introduction of natural gas into the hot furnace flue gas stream. When combined, GR and LNBs minimize NOX emissions and maintain acceptable levels of CO emissions. A comprehensive test program was completed, operating over a wide range of boiler conditions. Over 4,000 hours of operation were achieved, providing substantial data. Measurements were taken to quantify reductions in NOX emissions, the impact on boiler equipment and operability and factors influencing costs. The GR-LNB technology achieved good NOX emission reductions and the goals of the project were achieved. Although the performance of the low NOX burners (supplied by others) was less than expected, a NOX reduction of 65% was achieved at an average gas heat input of 18Y0. The performance goal of 70% reduction was met on many test runs, but at a higher reburn gas heat input. S02 emissions, based on coal replacement, were reduced by 18Y0. The performance goal of 70% reduction was met on many test runs, but at a higher reburn gas heat input. S02 emissions, based on coal replacement, were reduced by 18Y0. Toward the end of the program, a Second Generation gas injection system was installed. Higher injector gas pressures were used that eliminated the need for flue gas recirculation as used in the first generation design. The Second Generation GR resulted in similar NOX reduction performance as that for the First Generation. With an improvement in the LNB performance in combination with the new gas injection system , the reburn gas could be reduced to 12.5% of the total boiler heat input to achieve al 64?40 reduction in NO, emissions. In addition, the OFA injectors were modified to provide for better mixing to lower CO emissions.

  5. Studying Code Development for High Performance Computing: The HPCS Program

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    Basili, Victor R.

    Studying Code Development for High Performance Computing: The HPCS Program Jeff Carver1 , Sima at measuring the development time for programs written for high performance computers (HPC). Our goal. Introduction The development of High-Performance Computing (HPC) programs (codes) is crucial to progress

  6. Performance Contracting

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    Goodin, E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performance Contracting ? A Resource for Energy Efficiency Projects Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 2 Top Challenges for Cities & Schools Tax Revenue Reductions Property values down, sales tax revenue down, etc Energy... issues and needs postponed Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 3 Performance Contracting can help? Tax Revenue Reductions Redirect funds already being spent on utilities Energy Price & Availability Issues Equip you with the tools...

  7. Coordinated Management: Power, Performance, Energy, and Temperature

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    Keckler, Stephen W.

    Coordinated Management: Power, Performance, Energy, and Temperature Heather Hanson Stephen W and energy lim- its" and enable a coherent set of management mechanisms to achieve the goal. The closed at Austin IBM Technical Contact : Rob Bell, Jr. Abstract We are developing a next-generation power manager

  8. Achieving Superior Energy Performance in US Manufacturing

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    Scheihing, P.

    U.S. industry has the capacity to significantly improve its overall energy performance and help meet both private-sector and national goals for energy and the environment. TheUS Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program (ITP...

  9. Environmental Restoration Projects FY10 Performance

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    Pollution Prevention Safety Performance Looking forward: FY11 Goals and Objectives 2 #12;3 FY Planning Plan (Dec) #12;7 ERP Environmental Aspects Radioactive, Hazardous, Mixed & Regulated Industrial Waste or Radioactive Materials Historical/Cultural Resources #12;ERP Work Hazards: OSHA's "Top Ten" Construction Safety

  10. RAMCloud: Scalable High-Performance Storage

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    van Dyk, David

    in the future: · Indexes? · Transactions? · Graphs? Goals: No impact on performance Minimum cost, energy! Main-memory DBs, again #12;5/31/11 2 DRAM in Storage Systems DRAM usage limited/specialized Clumsy of applications: Crowd-level collaboration Large-scale graph algorithms Real-time information

  11. Institutional implications of establishing safety goals for nuclear power plants. [PWR; BWR

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    Morris, F.A.; Hooper, R.L.

    1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project is to anticipate and address institutional problems that may arise from the adoption of NRC's proposed Policy Statement on Safety Goals for Nuclear Power Plants. The report emphasizes one particular category of institutional problems: the possible use of safety goals as a basis for legal challenges to NRC actions, and the resolution of such challenges by the courts. Three types of legal issues are identified and analyzed. These are, first, general legal issues such as access to the legal system, burden of proof, and standard of proof. Second is the particular formulation of goals. Involved here are such questions as sustainable rationale, definitions, avoided issues, vagueness of time and space details, and degree of conservatism. Implementation brings up the third set of issues which include interpretation and application, linkage to probabilistic risk assessment, consequences as compared to events, and the use of results.

  12. Development of a Societal-Risk Goal for Nuclear Power Safety

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    Vicki Bier; Michael Corradini; Robert Youngblood; Caleb Roh; Shuji Liu

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The safety-goal policy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has never included a true societal-risk goal. The NRC did acknowledge that the original goal for the risk of latent cancer facilities “was an individual risk goal not related to the number of people involved,” and stated that “a true societal risk goal would place a limit on the aggregate number of people affected.” However, this limitation was never satisfactorily addressed. Moreover, the safety goal has historically focused primarily on fatalities and latent health effects, while experience with actual nuclear accidents has shown that societal disruption can be significant even in accidents that yield only small to modest numbers of fatalities. Therefore, we have evaluated the social disruption effects from severe reactor accidents as a basis to develop a societal-risk goal for nuclear power plants, considering both health effects and non-health concerns such as property damage and land interdiction. Our initial analysis considered six different nuclear power plant sites in the U.S. for Boiling Water Reactors and Pressurized Water Reactors. The accident sequences considered for these two reactor types were station blackout sequences (both short-term and long-term SBO) as well as an STSBO with RCIC failure for the BWR and a Steam Generator Tube Rupture for the PWR. The source term release was an input in a RASCAL calculation of the off-site consequences using actual site-based weather data for each of the six plant sites randomly selected over a two-year period. The source term release plumes were then compared to Geographical Information System data for each site to determine the population affected and that would need to be evacuated to meet current emergency preparedness regulations. Our results to date suggest that number of people evacuated to meet current protective action guidelines appears to be a good proxy for disruption -- and, unlike other measures of disruption, has the advantage of being relatively straightforward to calculate for a given accident scenario and a given geographical location and plant site. Revised safety goals taking into account the potential for societal disruption could in principle be applied to the current generation of nuclear plants, but could also be used in evaluating and siting new technologies, such as small modular light water reactors, advanced Gen-IV high-temperature reactors, as well as reactor designs with passive safety features such as filtered vented containments.

  13. U.S. LIFE CYCLE INVENTORY DATABASE Goals of the U.S. LCI Database Project

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    U.S. LIFE CYCLE INVENTORY DATABASE ROADMAP rsed e #12;Goals of the U.S. LCI Database Project. Vision Statement The U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database will be the recognized source of U.S.-based, quality, transparent life cycle inventory data and will become an integral part of the rapidly expanding

  14. Environmental Goals for MIT MIT will become a leader in environmentally responsible operations, development of

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    Leiserson, Charles E.

    : · Conserve energy, seeking continuous reductions in our per capita energy consumption · Reduce campus air a minimum standard and support progress toward these general environmental goals, MIT has determined the recycling and conservation of materials · Increase the use of recycled-content products · Reduce the volume

  15. Goal Practice & Experience: Status Quo and Future for Industrial Scale Biomass Energy Development in China

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Breakout Session 3D—Fostering Technology Adoption III: International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy Goal Practice & Experience : Status Quo and Future for Industrial Scale Biomass Energy Development in China Huiyong Zhuang, Research Professor, National Energy Research Center of Liquid Biofuel, National Bio Energy Co., Ltd.

  16. PROJECT GOALS To establish a Carbon Offset Fund that will strategically

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    PROJECT GOALS To establish a Carbon Offset Fund that will strategically invest in projects options, developments in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System, National Carbon Off-Set emissions through the Carbon Off-Set Fund. This is an opportunity for Australia's national university to set

  17. Introduction A major goal in nuclear physics is to understand how

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    Mihaila, Bogdan

    Introduction A major goal in nuclear physics is to understand how nuclear binding, stability article 20 Nuclear Physics News, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2003 Ab Initio Calcula the accurate calculation of nuclear matrix ele- ments needed for some tests of the standard model

  18. Adjoint goal-based error norms for adaptive mesh ocean modelling

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    Navon, Michael

    Adjoint goal-based error norms for adaptive mesh ocean modelling P.W. Power a , M.D. Piggott a,*, F. The use of dynamically-adaptive meshes has many potential advantages but needs to be guided by an error where resolution should be changed. A barotropic wind driven gyre problem is used to demonstrate

  19. Oil Independence: Achievable National Goal or Empty Slogan? Submitted May 25, 2007

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    07--1693 Oil Independence: Achievable National Goal or Empty Slogan? Submitted May 25, 2007 Word-488-2413; email: singhm@anl.gov #12;Greene, Leiby, Patterson, Plotkin and Singh 1 ABSTRACT Oil independence has. A rigorous, measurable definition is proposed: to reduce the costs of oil dependence to less than 1% of GDP

  20. Biofuels in Africa May Help Achieve Global Goals, Experts Say | Worldwatch Institute Login | Register | Shopping Cart

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    Biofuels in Africa May Help Achieve Global Goals, Experts Say | Worldwatch Institute Login Contact Us Sign Up for e-mail updates Home » Online Features » e2 - Eye on Earth Biofuels in Africa May for developing biofuels from sugar cane and other crops. Photo by Steve McNicholas Africa can use the biofuels

  1. Evolving Fuzzy Rules for Goal-Scoring Behaviour in a Robot Soccer Environment

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolving Fuzzy Rules for Goal-Scoring Behaviour in a Robot Soccer Environment A thesis submitted autonomous robots that are able to learn from the environment in which they operate in order to achieve their objectives is a need so far largely unsatisfied, especially for dynamic environments which change quickly

  2. natural resources training program The goal of training programs coordinated by the Texas Water Resources

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    Resources Institute (TWRI) and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) is helping land Institute ·Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources ·Texas AgriLife Extension Service ·Texas Agrinatural resources training program The goal of training programs coordinated by the Texas Water

  3. Hydrogen Storage The goal of this project is to develop the metrologies necessary

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    materials for hydrogen storage. Approach Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory The evaluationHydrogen Storage METALS The goal of this project is to develop the metrologies necessary for rapid, high-throughput measurement of the hydrogen content of novel materials proposed for hydrogen storage

  4. Graduate Program in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Master of Engineering Degree Learning Goals and Assessment

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    Pharmaceutical Process Design I (Synthesis, Separation and Sterile Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry to Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science. The graduate program also meets the expectations and standards of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science Assessment of graduate student achievement of Goal 1: Grades in graduate

  5. Prof. Aldo Steinfeld, Institute of Energy Technology Research main activities and goals

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    Daraio, Chiara

    optical configurations and reach uniform solar fluxes over 2000 suns at the PV cell. 2) Solar fuels in high-temperature energy conversion processes. These involve basic thermodynamic and kinetic analyses power (CSP) and concentrating pho- tovoltaics (CPV), with the goal to reach significant electricity cost

  6. Carbon Mitigation The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    viable carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies depend upon the added cost of generatingCarbon Mitigation CERAMICS The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the development of cost efficient carbon

  7. Technology Transfer The Institute could not accomplish its goals without shar-

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    Minnesota, University of

    Technology Transfer The Institute could not accomplish its goals without shar- ing its expertise. Technology transfer also communicates to the world who we are--raising the profile of the Institute and its report highlights some of our technology transfer activities over the past year. Technology Transfer

  8. Reaching corporate sustainability goals requires new thinking, testing options, and a diverse skill set.

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    Stuart, Josh

    1 Reaching corporate sustainability goals requires new thinking, testing options, and a diverse Students from multiple disciplines design an innovative approach to solving a sustainability problem from a triple bottom line perspective. Technical skills are combined with a more comprehensive sustainability

  9. Calling for help is independently modulated by brain systems underlying goal-directed behavior and

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    Calling for help is independently modulated by brain systems underlying goal-directed behavior for review December 17, 2004) In primates, during times of need, calling for help is a universal experience. Calling for help recruits social support and promotes survival. However, calling for help also can attract

  10. State Renewable Energy Requirements and Goals: Update Through 2003 (released in AEO2005)

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    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As of the end of 2003, 15 states had legislated programs to encourage the development of renewable energy for electricity generation. Of the 17 programs (two states have multiple programs), 9 are renewable portfolio standards (RPS), 4 are renewable energy mandates, and 4 are renewable energy goals.

  11. PROJECT GOALS This project involved the development of the first Carbon

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    emissions, which will in turn allow prioritisation of actions to reduce the ANU carbon footprint. TYPEPROJECT GOALS This project involved the development of the first Carbon Emissions Inventory report and master Excel spreadsheet Figure 1: ANU Carbon Emission by Category (t CO2e) DESCRIPTION

  12. The ultimate goal "Deciphering" the DNA nucleotide sequence of a living system*.

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    Morante, Silvia

    The ultimate goal "Deciphering" the DNA nucleotide sequence of a living system*. Tools difficult macromolecule to analyse. Now it is possible to determine the nucleotide sequence at a rate of several hundred nucleotide a day. (August 2005: 1011 bases) #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12; = 0.283 #12

  13. Utilization Filtering of Macros Based on Goal Similarity Uri Keidar, Shaul Markovitch & Erez Webman

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    Markovitch, Shaul

    Utilization Filtering of Macros Based on Goal Similarity Uri Keidar, Shaul Markovitch & Erez Webman as well as bene ts. When the costs outweigh the bene ts, we face the utility problem. The vast number of macros available to the learner forces it to be selective to avoid the utility problem. The most common

  14. Utility Goals for the Efficiency Resource: Impact of PUC Rulemaking Project No. 39674 on Future Programs

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    Martin, A.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Utility Goals for the Efficiency Resource: Impact of PUC Rulemaking Project No. 39674 on Future Programs Amy Martin CATEE Conference October 10, 2012 Overview ? Frontier Associates ? EUMMOT ? Utility Program Overview and Results to Date... Pricing & Resource Planning ? Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Programs ? Market Research ? Regulatory Assistance ? Database Solutions ? EUMMOT Administrator Who is EUMMOT? Electric Utility Marketing Managers of Texas (EUMMOT...

  15. Energy Storage & Delivery The goal of this project is to deliver measurement methods specific to

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    Energy Storage & Delivery Materials The goal of this project is to deliver measurement methods specific to polymeric and organic materials needed in next generation energy storage and delivery. · The NIST team is works closely with leaders in the energy storage and delivery field, including General

  16. Pipeline Safety Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to

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    Pipeline Safety METALS Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest is the testing of high-strength pipeline steels, which could enable higher volume gas transport and reduce energy costs. However

  17. Pipeline Safety Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to

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    Pipeline Safety METALS Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest is the testing of high strength pipeline steels, which could enable higher volume gas transport and reduce energy costs. However

  18. 2/23/12 PSS Budget Telecon Goal of the meeting

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    2/23/12 PSS Budget Telecon Goal of the meeting: The purpose of this telecon was to provide budget is released. The slides Jim presented can be found here: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/pss/dec2012/Green for the next couple of years and already budgeted for, therefore it is not impinging on other missions or the R

  19. EL Program: Smart Grid Program Manager: George Arnold, Designated Goal Liaison; David Wollman,

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    EL Program: Smart Grid Program Manager: George Arnold, Designated Goal Liaison; David Wollman, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, Engineering Laboratory Office, x2433; Dean and power flows, and additional advancements to create a smart grid. In response to a mandate given

  20. ON THE SYNTHESIS OF OPTIMAL SCHEDULERS IN DISCRETE EVENT CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH MULTIPLE GOALS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ON THE SYNTHESIS OF OPTIMAL SCHEDULERS IN DISCRETE EVENT CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH MULTIPLE GOALS HERV to modify if necessary and piece together, or schedule, all of the controllers built in the first step, optimal control, scheduler, traveling salesman problem AMS subject classifications. 93A99, 49-XX, 90C27

  1. Infovis and Statistical Graphics: Different Goals, Different Looks1 Andrew Gelman2

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    Gelman, Andrew

    1 Infovis and Statistical Graphics: Different Goals, Different Looks1 Andrew Gelman2 and Antony Unwin3 20 Jan 2012 Abstract. The importance of graphical displays in statistical practice has been graphics still occupies an awkward in-between position: Within statistics, exploratory and graphical

  2. RERTR Program: goals, progress and plans. [Reduced Enrichment Research and Test Reactor

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    Travelli, A.

    1984-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The status of the US Reduced Enrichment Research and Test Reactor (RERTR) Program is reviewed. After a brief outline of RERTR Program objectives and goals, program accomplishments are discussed with emphasis on the development, demonstration and application of new LEU fuels. Most program activities have proceeded as planned, and a combination of two silicide fuels (U/sub 3/Si/sub 2/-Al and U/sub 3/Si-Al) holds excellent promise for achieving the long-term program goals. Current plans and schedules project the uranium density of qualified RERTR fuels for plate-type reactors to grow by approximately 1 g U/cm/sup 3/ each year, from the nearly null value of 1982 to the 7.0 g U/cm/sup 3/ which will be reached in early 1989. The technical needs of research reactors for HEU exports are also estimated to undergo a gradual but dramatic decline in the coming years.

  3. COMPARING MODEL RESULTS TO NATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY GOALS: RESULTS FROM THE ASIA MODELING EXERCISE

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    Calvin, Katherine V.; Fawcett, Allen A.; Jiang, Kejun

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While the world has yet to adopt a single unified policy to limit climate change, many countries and regions have adopted energy and climate policies that have implications for global emissions. In this paper, we discuss a few key policies and how they are included in a set of 24 energy and integrated assessment models that participated in the Asia Modeling Exercise. We also compare results from these models for a small set of stylized scenarios to the pledges made as part of the Copenhagen Accord and the goals stated by the Major Economies Forum. We find that the targets outlined by the United States, the European Union, Japan, and Korea require significant policy action in most of the models analyzed. For most of the models in the study, however, the goals outlined by India are met without any climate policy. The stringency of climate policy required to meet China’s Copenhagen pledges varies across models and accounting methodologies.

  4. Goal pursuit is more than planning: the moderating role of regulatory fit

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    Tam, Wing Yin Leona

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    in goal pursuit, and are more open to changes as well as activity and object substitutions in satisfactory situations. Regulatory orientation moderates the sunk cost effects associated with unsatisfactory situations (Higgins et al. 2001). Sunk cost... investments or costs than the previous plan. Promotion-focused individuals are less likely than prevention-focused individuals to demonstrate sunk cost effects when the sunk cost error is framed as an error of omission (e.g., the error of missing a great...

  5. Agent-Based Modleing of Power Plants Placement to Evaluate the Clean Energy Standard Goal

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    Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a political push for utilities to supply a specified share of their electricity sales from clean energy resources under the clean energy standard (CES). The goal is to achieve 80% clean energy by 2035. However, there are uncertainties about the ability of the utility industry to ramp up quickly even with the incentives that will be provided. Water availability from the streams is one of the major factors. The contiguous United States is divided into eighteen water regions, and multiple states share water from a single water region. Consequently, water usage decisions made in one state (located upstream of a water region that crosses multiple states) will greatly impact what is available downstream in another state. In this paper, an agent-based modeling approach is proposed to evaluate the clean energy standard goal for water-dependent energy resources. Specifically, using a water region rather than a state boundary as a bounding envelope for the modeling and starting at the headwaters, virtual power plants are placed based on the conditions that there is: (i) suitable land to site a particular power plant, (ii) enough water that meet regulatory guidelines within 20 miles of the suitable land, and (iii) a 20-mile buffer zone from an existing or a virtual power plant. The results obtained are discussed in the context of the proposed clean energy standard goal for states that overlap with one water region.

  6. Assessing conformance to safety goals using nonparametric empirical Bayes methods: A nuclear reactor application

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    Martz, H.F.; Johnson, J.W. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nonparametric empirical Bayes methods are used to develop decision criteria for use in deciding whether the risk of a given facility is compatible with a corresponding specified quantitative safety goal. The criteria utilize the uncertain results of a probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) and are derived from an empirical Bayes point of view in which the results from a set of similar facilities are used to estimate the population variability curve (PVC) for the parameter of interest. The PVC is estimated nonparametrically in the sense that the distributional family to which the PVC belongs is completely unknown and unspecified. For the assumed model, the method guarantees that all facilities ultimately accepted as being compatible with the goal have a prespecified exact assurance probability that the goal is not exceeded. The method also accounts for two possible biases in the PRA results. Criteria are developed for use in assessing the compatibility of nuclear power plant PRA-produced severe core damage frequency estimates with a corresponding subsidiary objective.

  7. Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii Grant #0423484 Separation and Energy Use Performance of Material Recycling Systems

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    Gutowski, Timothy

    #0423484 Separation and Energy Use Performance of Material Recycling Systems Timothy Gutowski Malima I Abstract: This paper outlines current research on the performance of recycling processes and systems of recycling processes. Descriptive terminology for separation performance is presented. The goal

  8. CEBAF Upgrade: Cryomodule Performance And Lessons Learned

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    Drury, Michael A.; Davis, G. Kirk; Hogan, John P.; Hovater, J. Curt; King, Lawrence; Marhauser, Frank; Park, HyeKyoung; Preble, Joe; Reece, Charles E.; Rimmer, Robert A.; Wang, Haipeng; Wiseman, Mark A.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged in the 12 GeV Upgrade Project. The goal of the 12 GeV Upgrade is a doubling of the available beam energy of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) from 6 GeV to 12 GeV. This increase in beam energy will be due in large part to the addition of ten C100 cryomodules plus associated new RF in the CEBAF linacs. The C100 cryomodules are designed to deliver 100 MeV per installed cryomodule. Each C100 cryomodule is built around a string of eight seven-cell, electro-polished, superconducting RF cavities. While an average performance of 100MV per cryomodule is needed to achieve the overall 12 GeV beam energy goal, the actual performance goal for the cryomodules is an average energy gain of 108 MV to provide operational headroom. Cryomodule production started in December 2010. All ten of the C100 cryomodules are installed in the linac tunnels and are on schedule to complete commissioning by September 2013. Performance during Commissioning has ranged from 104 MV to 118 MV. In May, 2012 a test of an early C100 achieved 108 MV with full beam loading. This paper will discuss the performance of the C100 cryomodules along with operational challenges and lessons learned for future designs.

  9. Performance modeling in the design process

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    Alexander, W.; Brice, R.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, in capsule form, are some lessons learned trying to integrate performance modeling into the design process. Performance modeling should play a central role in system design; ignore it at your peril. The role of performance modeling is not the same in all design projects. Clearly specify performance goals and what factors will affect performance; they try to model those factors. Obtaining the data for the models can be a major problem; ongoing measurement projects are always worthwhile. Prototypes can be valuable data gathering tools if they are instrumented for this purpose. Anticipate the effect of environment on the system you are designing, and the effects of the system on the environment. Including the performance analyst on the design team from the beginning; if he is perceived as an outsider, he is more likely to be ignored, especially if decisions have already been made.

  10. Goal-oriented sensitivity analysis for lattice kinetic Monte Carlo simulations

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    Arampatzis, Georgios, E-mail: garab@math.uoc.gr [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete (Greece) [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete (Greece); Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States); Katsoulakis, Markos A., E-mail: markos@math.umass.edu [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 (United States)

    2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we propose a new class of coupling methods for the sensitivity analysis of high dimensional stochastic systems and in particular for lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC). Sensitivity analysis for stochastic systems is typically based on approximating continuous derivatives with respect to model parameters by the mean value of samples from a finite difference scheme. Instead of using independent samples the proposed algorithm reduces the variance of the estimator by developing a strongly correlated-“coupled”- stochastic process for both the perturbed and unperturbed stochastic processes, defined in a common state space. The novelty of our construction is that the new coupled process depends on the targeted observables, e.g., coverage, Hamiltonian, spatial correlations, surface roughness, etc., hence we refer to the proposed method as goal-oriented sensitivity analysis. In particular, the rates of the coupled Continuous Time Markov Chain are obtained as solutions to a goal-oriented optimization problem, depending on the observable of interest, by considering the minimization functional of the corresponding variance. We show that this functional can be used as a diagnostic tool for the design and evaluation of different classes of couplings. Furthermore, the resulting KMC sensitivity algorithm has an easy implementation that is based on the Bortz–Kalos–Lebowitz algorithm's philosophy, where events are divided in classes depending on level sets of the observable of interest. Finally, we demonstrate in several examples including adsorption, desorption, and diffusion Kinetic Monte Carlo that for the same confidence interval and observable, the proposed goal-oriented algorithm can be two orders of magnitude faster than existing coupling algorithms for spatial KMC such as the Common Random Number approach. We also provide a complete implementation of the proposed sensitivity analysis algorithms, including various spatial KMC examples, in a supplementary MATLAB source code.

  11. 1 Goal Directed Adaptive Behavior in SecondOrder Neural Networks: Leaning and Evolving in the MAXSON

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    Dyer, Michael G.

    in the environment are food, water, and poison. To survive, the agent needs to eat the food, drink the water, and avoid the poison. The agent receives goal input in the form of hunger, thirst, and pain 1 . Each goal input is a single value between 0 and 1. As an agent's store of food and water goes down, its hunger

  12. Goal Directed Adaptive Behavior in SecondOrder Neural Networks: Leaning and Evolving in the MAXSON architecture

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    Crabbe, Frederick

    are food, water, and poison. To survive, the agent needs to eat the food, drink the water, and avoid the poison. The agent receives goal input in the form of hunger, thirst, and pain 1 . Each goal input is a single value between 0 and 1. As an agent's store of food and water goes down, its hunger and thirst

  13. Abstract--Automation has long been recognized as an im-portant goal in AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) nanomanipu-

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    Southern California, University of

    Abstract--Automation has long been recognized as an im- portant goal in AFM (Atomic Force on the order of 10 nm, however, automation has re- mained an elusive goal, primarily because of the spatial multi-tip arrays) or by automating the manipulation process, thus bypassing the time-consuming and labor

  14. State Renewable Energy Requirements and Goals: Update Through 2007 (Update) (released in AEO2008)

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) has tracked the growing number of states that have adopted requirements or goals for renewable energy. While there is no federal renewable generation mandate, the states have been adopting such standards for some time. AEO2005 provided a summary of all existing programs in effect at that time, and subsequent AEOs have examined new policies or changes to existing ones. Since the publication of AEO2007, four states have enacted new renewable portfolio standards (RPS) legislation, and five others have strengthened their existing RPS programs. In total, 25 states and the District of Columbia.

  15. Promoting India's development: energy security and climate security are convergent goals

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    Rajan, Gupta [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shankar, Harihar [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Joshi, Sunjoy [INDIA

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates three aspects of the energy-climate challenges faced by India. First, we examine energy security in light of anticipated growth in power generation in response to the national goal of maintaining close to 10% growth in GDP. Second, we examine possible options for mitigation and adaptation to climate change for India that it can take to the coming Copenhagen meeting on climate change. Lastly, we introduce an open web based tool for analyzing and planning global energy systems called the Global Energy Observatory (GEO).

  16. NNSA hits 21 percent of CFC goal | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartmentNational Nuclearhas 'Natitude' | National Nuclear Securityhits 21 percent of CFC goal

  17. RSF Workshop Session I: Energy Goals and Features of the RSF

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared at 278, 298, and 323 RS-PO-0001-001.doc RadiationI: Energy Goals

  18. Reaching Social Media Goals on Facebook, Twitter | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExplorationUT-g Grant of Access Permit5-ID-aRECRaton, NewReaching Social Media Goals

  19. High-performance commercial building facades

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    Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen; Bazjanac, Vladimir; Inkarojrit, Vorapat; Kohler, Christian

    2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study focuses on advanced building facades that use daylighting, sun control, ventilation systems, and dynamic systems. A quick perusal of the leading architectural magazines, or a discussion in most architectural firms today will eventually lead to mention of some of the innovative new buildings that are being constructed with all-glass facades. Most of these buildings are appearing in Europe, although interestingly U.S. A/E firms often have a leading role in their design. This ''emerging technology'' of heavily glazed fagades is often associated with buildings whose design goals include energy efficiency, sustainability, and a ''green'' image. While there are a number of new books on the subject with impressive photos and drawings, there is little critical examination of the actual performance of such buildings, and a generally poor understanding as to whether they achieve their performance goals, or even what those goals might be. Even if the building ''works'' it is often dangerous to take a design solution from one climate and location and transport it to a new one without a good causal understanding of how the systems work. In addition, there is a wide range of existing and emerging glazing and fenestration technologies in use in these buildings, many of which break new ground with respect to innovative structural use of glass. It is unclear as to how well many of these designs would work as currently formulated in California locations dominated by intense sunlight and seismic events. Finally, the costs of these systems are higher than normal facades, but claims of energy and productivity savings are used to justify some of them. Once again these claims, while plausible, are largely unsupported. There have been major advances in glazing and facade technology over the past 30 years and we expect to see continued innovation and product development. It is critical in this process to be able to understand which performance goals are being met by current technology and design solutions, and which ones need further development and refinement. The primary goal of this study is to clarify the state-of-the-art of the performance of advanced building facades so that California building owners and designers can make informed decisions as to the value of these building concepts in meeting design goals for energy efficiency, ventilation, productivity and sustainability.

  20. High Performance Walls in Hot-Dry Climates

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    Hoeschele, M.; Springer, D.; Dakin, B.; German, A.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High performance walls represent a high priority measure for moving the next generation of new homes to the Zero Net Energy performance level. The primary goal in improving wall thermal performance revolves around increasing the wall framing from 2x4 to 2x6, adding more cavity and exterior rigid insulation, achieving insulation installation criteria meeting ENERGY STAR's thermal bypass checklist, and reducing the amount of wood penetrating the wall cavity.

  1. Maximizing nuclear power plant performance via mega-uprates and subsequent license renewal

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    DeWitte, Jacob D. (Jacob Dominic)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis is to develop a methodology to evaluate the engineering and economic implications of maximizing performance of the United States' commercial fleet of nuclear power plants. This methodology addresses ...

  2. High performance amplifier topologies implemented with a micro-machined vibrating capacitor

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    Aina, Akin Adeniyi, 1974-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, the design of a MEMS based differential amplifier is investigated. The goal of this investigation is to design, fabricate and characterize a differential amplifier whose performance is based on a physically ...

  3. The Physics and Nuclear Nonproliferation Goals of WATCHMAN: A WAter CHerenkov Monitor for ANtineutrinos

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    Askins, M; Bernstein, A; Dazeley, S; Dye, S T; Handler, T; Hatzikoutelis, A; Hellfeld, D; Jaffke, P; Kamyshkov, Y; Land, B J; Learned, J G; Marleau, P; Mauger, C; Gann, G D Orebi; Roecker, C; Rountree, S D; Shokair, T M; Smy, M B; Svoboda, R; Sweany, M; Vagins, M R; van Bibber, K A; Vogelaar, R B; Wetstein, M J; Yeh, M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes the physics and nonproliferation goals of WATCHMAN, the WAter Cherenkov Monitor for ANtineutrinos. The baseline WATCHMAN design is a kiloton scale gadolinium-doped (Gd) light water Cherenkov detector, placed 13 kilometers from a civil nuclear reactor in the United States. In its first deployment phase, WATCHMAN will be used to remotely detect a change in the operational status of the reactor, providing a first- ever demonstration of the potential of large Gd-doped water detectors for remote reactor monitoring for future international nuclear nonproliferation applications. During its first phase, the detector will provide a critical large-scale test of the ability to tag neutrons and thus distinguish low energy electron neutrinos and antineutrinos. This would make WATCHMAN the only detector capable of providing both direction and flavor identification of supernova neutrinos. It would also be the third largest supernova detector, and the largest underground in the western hemisphere. In a...

  4. Identification of Selected Areas to Support Federal Clean Energy Goals Using Small Modular Reactors

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    Belles, Randy [ORNL; Mays, Gary T [ORNL; Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Poore III, Willis P [ORNL

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis identifies candidate locations, in a broad sense, where there are high concentrations of federal government agency use of electricity, which are also suitable areas for near-term SMRs. Near-term SMRs are based on light-water reactor (LWR) technology with compact design features that are expected to offer a host of safety, siting, construction, and economic benefits. These smaller plants are ideally suited for small electric grids and for locations that cannot support large reactors, thus providing utilities or governement entities with the flexibility to scale power production as demand changes by adding additional power by deploying more modules or reactors in phases. This research project is aimed at providing methodologies, information, and insights to assist the federal government in meeting federal clean energy goals.

  5. The Physics and Nuclear Nonproliferation Goals of WATCHMAN: A WAter CHerenkov Monitor for ANtineutrinos

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    M. Askins; M. Bergevin; A. Bernstein; S. Dazeley; S. T. Dye; T. Handler; A. Hatzikoutelis; D. Hellfeld; P. Jaffke; Y. Kamyshkov; B. J. Land; J. G. Learned; P. Marleau; C. Mauger; G. D. Orebi Gann; C. Roecker; S. D. Rountree; T. M. Shokair; M. B. Smy; R. Svoboda; M. Sweany; M. R. Vagins; K. A. van Bibber; R. B. Vogelaar; M. J. Wetstein; M. Yeh

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes the physics and nonproliferation goals of WATCHMAN, the WAter Cherenkov Monitor for ANtineutrinos. The baseline WATCHMAN design is a kiloton scale gadolinium-doped (Gd) light water Cherenkov detector, placed 13 kilometers from a civil nuclear reactor in the United States. In its first deployment phase, WATCHMAN will be used to remotely detect a change in the operational status of the reactor, providing a first- ever demonstration of the potential of large Gd-doped water detectors for remote reactor monitoring for future international nuclear nonproliferation applications. During its first phase, the detector will provide a critical large-scale test of the ability to tag neutrons and thus distinguish low energy electron neutrinos and antineutrinos. This would make WATCHMAN the only detector capable of providing both direction and flavor identification of supernova neutrinos. It would also be the third largest supernova detector, and the largest underground in the western hemisphere. In a follow-on phase incorporating the IsoDAR neutrino beam, the detector would have world-class sensitivity to sterile neutrino signatures and to non-standard electroweak interactions (NSI). WATCHMAN will also be a major, U.S. based integration platform for a host of technologies relevant for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and other future large detectors. This white paper describes the WATCHMAN conceptual design,and presents the results of detailed simulations of sensitivity for the project's nonproliferation and physics goals. It also describes the advanced technologies to be used in WATCHMAN, including high quantum efficiency photomultipliers, Water-Based Liquid Scintillator (WbLS), picosecond light sensors such as the Large Area Picosecond Photo Detector (LAPPD), and advanced pattern recognition and particle identification methods.

  6. Strategy Guideline: Partnering for High Performance Homes

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    Prahl, D.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High performance houses require a high degree of coordination and have significant interdependencies between various systems in order to perform properly, meet customer expectations, and minimize risks for the builder. Responsibility for the key performance attributes is shared across the project team and can be well coordinated through advanced partnering strategies. For high performance homes, traditional partnerships need to be matured to the next level and be expanded to all members of the project team including trades, suppliers, manufacturers, HERS raters, designers, architects, and building officials as appropriate. In an environment where the builder is the only source of communication between trades and consultants and where relationships are, in general, adversarial as opposed to cooperative, the chances of any one building system to fail are greater. Furthermore, it is much harder for the builder to identify and capitalize on synergistic opportunities. Partnering can help bridge the cross-functional aspects of the systems approach and achieve performance-based criteria. Critical success factors for partnering include support from top management, mutual trust, effective and open communication, effective coordination around common goals, team building, appropriate use of an outside facilitator, a partnering charter progress toward common goals, an effective problem-solving process, long-term commitment, continuous improvement, and a positive experience for all involved.

  7. Workshop on the RHIC performance

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    Khiari, F.; Milutinovic, J.; Ratti, A.; Rhoades-Brown, M.J. (eds.)

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The most recent conceptual design manual for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven was published in May 1986 (BNL 51932). The purpose of this workshop was to review the design specifications in this RHIC reference manual, and to discuss in detail possible improvements in machine performance by addressing four main areas. These areas are beam-beam interactions, stochastic cooling, rf and bunch instabilities. The contents of this proceedings are as follows. Following an overview of the workshop, in which the motivation and goals are discussed in detail, transcripts of the first day talks are given. Many of these transcripts are copies of the original transparencies presented at the meeting. The following four sections contain contributed papers, that resulted from discussions at the workshop within each of the four working groups. In addition, there is a group summary for each of the four working groups at the beginning of each section. Finally, a list of participants is given.

  8. Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): Goals and the State of Technology circa 2008

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    Axsen, Jonn; Burke, Andy; Kurani, Kenneth S

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by researchers from MIT and EPRI. The three sets of goalsPower Research Institute – EPRI (2007). The Power to ReducePaper, Prepared for the EPRI 2007 Summer Seminar Attendees,

  9. Chemical accident databases: what they tell us and how they can be improved to establish national safety goals

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    McCray, Eboni Trevette

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this research are to examine and critique eight chemical accident databases, document any trends in accident occurrences, develop a strategy for improving current databases, and to establish national safety goals on the basis...

  10. World population growth, industrialization, energy demand, and environmental goals are presently driving rapid global change in emissions with complex conse-

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    Mauzerall, Denise

    395 World population growth, industrialization, energy demand, and environmental goals the average transport time is 2­3 weeks (Liu and Mauzerall 2005). Circumpolar trans- port of pollution around

  11. World population growth, industrialization, energy demand, and environmental goals are presently driving rapid global change in emissions with complex conse-

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    Mauzerall, Denise

    377 World population growth, industrialization, energy demand, and environmental goals the average transport time is 2­3 weeks (Liu and Mauzerall 2005). Circumpolar trans- port of pollution around

  12. Inventory of Existing Activity The goals of the Inventory of Existing Activities are to demonstrate: current management

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    Inventory of Existing Activity Inventory The goals of the Inventory of Existing Activities description of the project and the results. Deschutes Subbasin Plan, Inventory Page I­1 #12;Inventory

  13. Dynamics of dopamine signaling and network activity in the striatum during learning and motivated pursuit of goals

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    Howe, Mark W. (Mark William)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Learning to direct behaviors towards goals is a central function of all vertebrate nervous systems. Initial learning often involves an exploratory phase, in which actions are flexible and highly variable. With repeated ...

  14. Gas cofiring in coal-fired stokers for emissions reduction and performance improvement

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    Mason, H.B.; Drennan, S.; Chan, I.; Kinney, W.L.; Borland, D.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Adding gas burners above the grate of a coal-fired stoker can be an economical method of reducing gaseous and particulate emissions and improving efficiency and operational flexibility. With this cofiring configuration, the improved heat distribution and mixing with the stoker combustion products can give reduced opacity, reduced emissions of particulate, NO{sub x} and SO{sub 2}, improved carbon burnout and lower overall ash, reduced excess air, faster load response, cleaner and quicker lightoffs, improved turndown at both lower and upper capacity limits, and improved performance with problematic coals. To develop and validate the cofiring technology, three cofire field experiments have been conducted. A 165,000 lb/hr spreader stoker and mass feed chain grate stokers rated at 40,000 and 75,000 lb/hr have been retrofit with gas burners and tested in the field. The two larger units used dual, opposed burners, while the smaller unit was retrofit with a single burner. With the spreader stoker, the primary benefits of gas cofire was reduction in opacity episodes with coal quality variability and recovery of lost derate. With the larger chain grate unit, the primary benefit was reduction of NO{sub x} and SO{sub 2} to within Title V limits and elimination of opacity episodes during startup and load swings. With the smaller chain grate, the primary benefit was ability to operate at low loads without unacceptable opacity excursions which had previously required a backup boiler. In all cases, the economics justified the capital burner system retrofit cost and incremental fuel costs.

  15. High Performance Computing

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    High Performance Computing High Performance Computing Providing world-class high performance computing capability that enables unsurpassed solutions to complex problems of...

  16. TUNE: Compiler-Directed Automatic Performance Tuning

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    Hall, Mary [University of Utah

    2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This project has developed compiler-directed performance tuning technology targeting the Cray XT4 Jaguar system at Oak Ridge, which has multi-core Opteron nodes with SSE-3 SIMD extensions, and the Cray XE6 Hopper system at NERSC. To achieve this goal, we combined compiler technology for model-guided empirical optimization for memory hierarchies with SIMD code generation, which have been developed by the PIs over the past several years. We examined DOE Office of Science applications to identify performance bottlenecks and apply our system to computational kernels that operate on dense arrays. Our goal for this performance-tuning technology has been to yield hand-tuned levels of performance on DOE Office of Science computational kernels, while allowing application programmers to specify their computations at a high level without requiring manual optimization. Overall, we aim to make our technology for SIMD code generation and memory hierarchy optimization a crucial component of high-productivity Petaflops computing through a close collaboration with the scientists in national laboratories.

  17. High Performance Circuits for Power Management and Millimeter Wave Applications

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    Amer, Ahmed 1979-

    2012-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    to achieve the required goals in terms of small silicon area and power consumption while at the same time achieve high performance. Four key building blocks in power management and a switchable harmonic mixer with pre-amplifier and poly-phase generator as a...

  18. The impact of immersion training on complementing organizational goals and accelerating culture change - a field study

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    Hayes, S.M.

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At Los Alamos National Laboratory, a national defense laboratory with a history of working in seclusion and secrecy, scientists and engineers have received an important new mission to partner with industry. The scientists and engineers need to expand their skill base beyond science and understand the business of innovation to be successful in this new environment. An administrative field experiment of conducting intensive, immersion training about the commercialization process was piloted at Los Alamos in September, 1992. This Field Research Project addresses the following research question: {open_quotes}Does {open_quotes}immersion{close_quotes} commercialization training complement organizational goals and does the method accelerate cultural change?{close_quotes} The field experiment first began as a pilot Commercialization Workshop conducted for twelve scientists in September, 1992. The objective was to create commercialization action plans for promising environmental technologies. The immersion method was compared to the indoctrination method of training also. The indoctrination training was a one-day lecture style session conducted for one hundred and fifty scientists in July, 1993. The impact of the training was measured by perceived attitude change and the amount of subsequent industrial partnerships that followed the training. The key management question addressed on the job was, {open_quotes}With a limited budget, how do we maximize the impact of training and achieve the best results?{close_quotes}

  19. The mission of Engineering Advising is to provide services to assist Engineering students in achieving their academic goals and personal successes at Cornell University. To this

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    Afshari, Ehsan

    The mission of Engineering Advising is to provide services to assist Engineering students the following goals: Goals 1. to provide accurate and current information to Engineering students, potential Engineering students, and other interested students regarding major, College, and University degree

  20. Cognitive objectives vs Affective objectives in Sustainability curriculum In exploring for the general goals of an academic program in sustainability, even if only

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    Cognitive objectives vs Affective objectives in Sustainability curriculum In exploring to follow Bloom's distinction between cognitive objectives and affective objectives: Remember: Demonstrate goals, while England chooses language to emphasize cognitive learning goals. Australia: Understand

  1. Sustainable Polymers Our goal is to deliver measurements and methods that enable an

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    Interest in renewable materials stems from the desire to reduce the use of petroleum- based materials of petroleum-based materials manufacturing on the environment. These materials will have the performance that their environmental impact is minimized and quantified. Objective Impact and Customers · 3.4% of US Petroleum

  2. Roof system effects on in-situ thermal performance of HCFC polyisocyanurate insulation. [Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)

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    Christian, J.E.; Desjarlais, A.O.; Courville, G.; Graves, R.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industry-produced, permeably-faced, experimental polyisocyanurate (PIR) laminated boardstock foamed with several different hydrochlorofluorcarbons (HCFCS) is undergoing in-situ testing at the Building Envelopes Research User Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The overall objective of this research is to determine the long term thermal performance differences between PIR foamed with CFC-11 and PIR foamed with HCFC-123, HCFC-14lb and blends of HCFCs. Boards from the same batch were installed in outdoor test facilities and instrumented in part to determine if the insulation thermal performance aging characteristics are dependent on how they are handled and installed in the field. One of the major contributions of this research is the field validation of an accelerated thermal aging procedure. The laboratory measurements of the apparent thermal conductivity (k) of 10-mm-thick slices conducted over a period of less than a year are used to predict the k of 38-50-mm-thick PIR laminated board stock for 12--20 years after production. In situ thermal performance measurements of these well characterized three-year-old boards under white and under black ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) membranes are compared with the accelerated aging procedure and with boards from the same batch in different roofing systems: mechanically attached EPDM, fully adhered EPDM, and built-up roof (BUR). The comparison indicates that this accelerated aging procedure should be seriously considered for providing in-service thermal performance information to building owners and roofing contractors.

  3. Roof system effects on in-situ thermal performance of HCFC polyisocyanurate insulation

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    Christian, J.E.; Desjarlais, A.O.; Courville, G.; Graves, R.

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industry-produced, permeably-faced, experimental polyisocyanurate (PIR) laminated boardstock foamed with several different hydrochlorofluorcarbons (HCFCS) is undergoing in-situ testing at the Building Envelopes Research User Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The overall objective of this research is to determine the long term thermal performance differences between PIR foamed with CFC-11 and PIR foamed with HCFC-123, HCFC-14lb and blends of HCFCs. Boards from the same batch were installed in outdoor test facilities and instrumented in part to determine if the insulation thermal performance aging characteristics are dependent on how they are handled and installed in the field. One of the major contributions of this research is the field validation of an accelerated thermal aging procedure. The laboratory measurements of the apparent thermal conductivity (k) of 10-mm-thick slices conducted over a period of less than a year are used to predict the k of 38-50-mm-thick PIR laminated board stock for 12--20 years after production. In situ thermal performance measurements of these well characterized three-year-old boards under white and under black ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) membranes are compared with the accelerated aging procedure and with boards from the same batch in different roofing systems: mechanically attached EPDM, fully adhered EPDM, and built-up roof (BUR). The comparison indicates that this accelerated aging procedure should be seriously considered for providing in-service thermal performance information to building owners and roofing contractors.

  4. Analysis of the Influence of the Compiler onAnalysis of the Influence of the Compiler on Multicore PerformanceMulticore Performance

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    Giménez, Domingo

    of threads the performance greatly varies Our goal: a Poly-Compilation Engine (PCE) generates different (PCE) PCB: Benchmarking Routines of the PCE Proof of concept of the PCE Conclusions #12;Analysis Performance Euromicro PDP 2010. Pisa (ce Euromicro PDP 2010. Pisa (Italy)Italy) 44 parallelparallelumum PCE

  5. Forestry in achieving millennium goals Novi Sad, Serbie November 13-15, 2008 Light sharing among different forest strata for sustainable management of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Forestry in achieving millennium goals ­ Novi Sad, Serbie ­ November 13-15, 2008 Light sharing Author manuscript, published in "Forestry in achieving millennium goals, Novi Sad : France (2008)" #12;Forestry in achieving millennium goals ­ Novi Sad, Serbie ­ November 13-15, 2008 objectives for the forest

  6. ADVANCED HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLID WALL BLANKET CONCEPTS

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    WONG, CPC; MALANG, S; NISHIO, S; RAFFRAY, R; SAGARA, S

    2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OAK A271 ADVANCED HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLID WALL BLANKET CONCEPTS. First wall and blanket (FW/blanket) design is a crucial element in the performance and acceptance of a fusion power plant. High temperature structural and breeding materials are needed for high thermal performance. A suitable combination of structural design with the selected materials is necessary for D-T fuel sufficiency. Whenever possible, low afterheat, low chemical reactivity and low activation materials are desired to achieve passive safety and minimize the amount of high-level waste. Of course the selected fusion FW/blanket design will have to match the operational scenarios of high performance plasma. The key characteristics of eight advanced high performance FW/blanket concepts are presented in this paper. Design configurations, performance characteristics, unique advantages and issues are summarized. All reviewed designs can satisfy most of the necessary design goals. For further development, in concert with the advancement in plasma control and scrape off layer physics, additional emphasis will be needed in the areas of first wall coating material selection, design of plasma stabilization coils, consideration of reactor startup and transient events. To validate the projected performance of the advanced FW/blanket concepts the critical element is the need for 14 MeV neutron irradiation facilities for the generation of necessary engineering design data and the prediction of FW/blanket components lifetime and availability.

  7. Building America Performance Analysis Procedures: Revision 1

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    Hendron, R.; Anderson, R.; Judkoff, R.; Christensen, C.; Eastment, M.; Norton, P.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To measure progress toward multi-year Building America research goals, cost and performance trade-offs are evaluated through a series of controlled field and laboratory experiments supported by energy analysis techniques that use test data to''calibrate'' energy simulation models. This report summarizes the guidelines for reporting such analytical results using the Building America Research Benchmark (Version 3.1) in studies that also include consideration of current Regional and Builder Standard Practice. Version 3.1 of the Benchmark is generally consistent with the 1999 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Reference Home, with additions that allow evaluation of all home energy uses.

  8. Distributed performance counters

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    Davis, Kristan D; Evans, Kahn C; Gara, Alan; Satterfield, David L

    2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of first performance counter modules is coupled to a plurality of processing cores. The plurality of first performance counter modules is operable to collect performance data associated with the plurality of processing cores respectively. A plurality of second performance counter modules are coupled to a plurality of L2 cache units, and the plurality of second performance counter modules are operable to collect performance data associated with the plurality of L2 cache units respectively. A central performance counter module may be operable to coordinate counter data from the plurality of first performance counter modules and the plurality of second performance modules, the a central performance counter module, the plurality of first performance counter modules, and the plurality of second performance counter modules connected by a daisy chain connection.

  9. Stewardship Goal: As stewards of our land grant institution, we will responsibly manage our human, physical, economic and environmental

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    Dyer, Bill

    and effectively allocate resources in support of the MSU Strategic Plan. Metric S.3.1: By 2019, budgeting and a culture of resource conservation at MSU. #12;Stewardship Goal: As stewards of our land grant institution, we will responsibly manage our human, physical, economic and environmental resources in an open

  10. ORMS Undergraduate Student Learning Goals All Operations Research and Management Science graduates are expected to acquire the

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    California at Irvine, University of

    ORMS Undergraduate Student Learning Goals All Operations Research and Management Science graduates to the solution of societal problems, · Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data, · Ability to design system and operating policies to meet desired needs, · Ability to function on multi

  11. Strategic Planning Session Perspective Strategic Objective Goal Lag Measures/Lead Measures Target Actual 4th Quarter

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    Howitt, Ivan

    proj/year 200 = bchmk; goal 210 46.7% AnnualAnnual Annual Facilities Management FY 2011 Balanced positive on customer sat survey Budget 6.1.1 Balanced Budget.3.1 Energy Usage by 2015 30% 6.3.2 Water Usage by 2010 20% or 43 Gal/GSF Improve HUB Participation 6.5.1 12

  12. CHAPTER 7: CROSS-CAMPUS ELEMENTS The Goals and Objectives for housing, set forth in Chapter 4 and Appendix D,

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    Mullins, Dyche

    's plans for housing in response to these goals. Rebuilding the Aldea student housing complex is a first. The pressure of student demand may push rental rates up, remove housing from the supply that would otherwise Area and its dampening effect on faculty recruitment and retention. Especially for junior faculty being

  13. that precise estimation of production can be done within 30 d by sampling for eggs; this goal seems

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    motivating factors for conducting this research. Production and transport of crude oil appeared to havethat precise estimation of production can be done within 30 d by sampling for eggs; this goal seems- Alaskan oil pipeline and planned outer conti- nental shelf oil and gas lease sales were the principal

  14. Preface and Acknowledgments This book was written with three principal goals in mind. Firstly, it has been designed as

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    Stewart, William J.

    function of a discrete random variable and the probability density function of a continuous random variablePreface and Acknowledgments This book was written with three principal goals in mind. Firstly theory. The only assumed background knowledge is that of calculus, which makes it a suitable text

  15. Goal representation in the infant brain Victoria Southgate, Katarina Begus, Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Valentina di Gangi,

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    Hamilton, Antonia

    Ă?Ă? Ă? Ă?Ă?Ă? Ă? Ă?Ă? Goal representation in the infant brain Victoria Southgate, Katarina Begus, Sarah.neuroimage.2013.08.043 Reference: YNIMG 10780 To appear in: NeuroImage Accepted date: 20 August 2013 Please cite this article as: Southgate, Victoria, Begus, Katarina, Lloyd-Fox, Sarah, di Gangi, Valentina, Hamilton, Antonia

  16. Ruminant Production Systems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate

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    Ruminant Production Systems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and outreach in cattle/beef production systems and be recognized as the leading university program in cattle/beef production systems in the West. This will include

  17. Performance of hydraulic fracturing and matrix acidizing in horizontal wellbores -- Offshore Qatar

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    Edwards, M.G.R.; Pongratz, R.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Considerable debate in the Middle East has centered upon what was previously felt to be two separate methods of enhancing revenues and daily production; hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. In an effort to maximize return on investment, these two issues have been successfully combined in other areas of the world. In order to establish the suitability of this technology in this area, two horizontal wells with over 3,050m (10,000ft) of lateral section were drilled into the Cretaceous Kharaib formation, overlying the North Field, Offshore Qatar. A massive stimulation program was performed in order to evaluate the most feasible stimulation method from both a technical and economical perspective for further field development considerations.Three propped hydraulic fracturing treatments were performed using 183, 500kg (403, 700lb) of 20/40 mesh sand, and seventeen acid matrix treatments placing over 3,217,250l (850,000gals) of HCL into the lateral sections of both wells. This paper describes the performance, operation and logistical support required to complete this offshore operation with join a minimal time frame. The use of a mobile offshore jack-up platform, whereby a land based fracturing spread was placed onto the deck of a converted drilling rig is described.

  18. Companies participating in 2013 hybrid corn silage performance trials. AgriGold Hybrids www.agrigold.com

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    Minnesota, University of

    and Elbow Lake, May 15 and Sepember. 18, respectively. Planting at all locations was delayed by the cool moisture are listed. Hybrids are ranked in descending order of milk yield per acre (Milk Yield, lb/ acre. NDFD is expressed as a percent of NDF. Milk production potential per ton (lb milk/ ton forage) and per

  19. European Union Energy Performance of Building Directive and the Impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency

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    Wirth, U.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gubelstrasse 22 CH-6301 Zug 00 41 41/ 7 24 55 60 wirth.ulrich@siemens.com European Union Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and The impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy... building automation and control and technical building management based on the same may provide a demonstrable contribution to EU savings goals of 20 percent by 2020. The goal of European Directive 2002/91/EC on the total energy efficiency of buildings...

  20. Locating Performance Improvement Opportunities in an Industrial Software-as-a-Service Application

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    Zaidman, Andy

    - gories of maintenance are defined: corrective, adaptive, per- fective and preventive maintenance.van.de.graaf, maarten.wiertz, remko.weijers}@exact.com Abstract--The goal of performance maintenance is to im- prove is useful for speeding up the performance maintenance process and that heat maps are a valuable way

  1. MEASUREMENTS OF FILM COOLING PERFORMANCE IN A TRANSONIC SINGLE PASSAGE MODEL

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    Stanford University

    of film cooling on modern gas turbine blade geometries. By achieving this goal, the facility providedMEASUREMENTS OF FILM COOLING PERFORMANCE IN A TRANSONIC SINGLE PASSAGE MODEL by Paul M. Kodzwa, Jr #12;Abstract Film cooling is an essential technology for the development of high performance gas

  2. Complier-Directed Automatic Performance Tuning (TUNE) Final Report

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    Chame, Jacqueline [USC-ISI] [USC-ISI

    2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    TUNE was created to develop compiler-directed performance tuning technology targeting the Cray XT4 system at Oak Ridge. TUNE combines compiler technology for model-guided empirical optimization for memory hierarchies with SIMD code generation. The goal of this performance-tuning technology is to yield hand-tuned levels of performance on DOE Office of Science computational kernels, while allowing application programmers to specify their computations at a high level without requiring manual optimization. Overall, TUNE aims to make compiler technology for SIMD code generation and memory hierarchy optimization a crucial component of high-productivity Petaflops computing through a close collaboration with the scientists in national laboratories.

  3. Human performance modeling for system of systems analytics: combat performance-shaping factors.

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    Lawton, Craig R.; Miller, Dwight Peter

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US military has identified Human Performance Modeling (HPM) as a significant requirement and challenge of future systems modeling and analysis initiatives. To support this goal, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has undertaken a program of HPM as an integral augmentation to its system-of-system (SoS) analytics capabilities. The previous effort, reported in SAND2005-6569, evaluated the effects of soldier cognitive fatigue on SoS performance. The current effort began with a very broad survey of any performance-shaping factors (PSFs) that also might affect soldiers performance in combat situations. The work included consideration of three different approaches to cognition modeling and how appropriate they would be for application to SoS analytics. This bulk of this report categorizes 47 PSFs into three groups (internal, external, and task-related) and provides brief descriptions of how each affects combat performance, according to the literature. The PSFs were then assembled into a matrix with 22 representative military tasks and assigned one of four levels of estimated negative impact on task performance, based on the literature. Blank versions of the matrix were then sent to two ex-military subject-matter experts to be filled out based on their personal experiences. Data analysis was performed to identify the consensus most influential PSFs. Results indicate that combat-related injury, cognitive fatigue, inadequate training, physical fatigue, thirst, stress, poor perceptual processing, and presence of chemical agents are among the PSFs with the most negative impact on combat performance.

  4. DOE High Performance Concentrator PV Project

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    McConnell, R.; Symko-Davies, M.

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Much in demand are next-generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies that can be used economically to make a large-scale impact on world electricity production. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the High-Performance Photovoltaic (HiPerf PV) Project to substantially increase the viability of PV for cost-competitive applications so that PV can contribute significantly to both our energy supply and environment. To accomplish such results, the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) directs in-house and subcontracted research in high-performance polycrystalline thin-film and multijunction concentrator devices with the goal of enabling progress of high-efficiency technologies toward commercial-prototype products. We will describe the details of the subcontractor and in-house progress in exploring and accelerating pathways of III-V multijunction concentrator solar cells and systems toward their long-term goals. By 2020, we anticipate that this project will have demonstrated 33% system efficiency and a system price of $1.00/Wp for concentrator PV systems using III-V multijunction solar cells with efficiencies over 41%.

  5. Physics Goals and Status of JEM-EUSO and its Test Experiments

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    Haungs, Andreas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The JEM-EUSO mission aims to explore the origin of the extreme energy cosmic rays (EECRs) through the observation of air-shower fluorescence light from space. The superwide-field telescope looks down from the International Space Station onto the night sky to detect UV photons (fluorescence and Cherenkov photons) emitted from air showers. Such a space detector offers the remarkable opportunity to observe a huge volume of atmosphere at once and will achieve an unprecedented statistics within a few years of operation. Several test experiments are currently in operation: e.g., one to observe the fluorescence background from the edge of the Atmosphere (EUSO-Balloon), or another to demonstrate on ground the capability of detecting air showers with a EUSO-type telescope (EUSO-TA). In this contribution a short review on the scientific objectives of the mission and an update of the instrument definition, performances and status, as well as status of the test experiments will be given.

  6. Superior Energy Performance Video

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness, Transparency. These are the tenets of the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). SEP is a market-based program that helps manufacturers to improve their plants' energy performance, which in turn helps to make them more competitive.

  7. IC performance prediction system

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    Ramakrishnan, Venkatakrishnan

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electrical test data, supplemented with in-line and in-situ data to make performance predictions. Based on the waterlevel parametric test, we will predict chip performance in order to select the appropriate package. Predictions that fall outside acceptable...

  8. High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders -...

  9. IR DIAL performance modeling

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    Sharlemann, E.T.

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We are developing a DIAL performance model for CALIOPE at LLNL. The intent of the model is to provide quick and interactive parameter sensitivity calculations with immediate graphical output. A brief overview of the features of the performance model is given, along with an example of performance calculations for a non-CALIOPE application.

  10. Performance Computing with

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    Martin, Stephen John

    High Performance Computing with Iceberg. Mike Griffiths Bob Booth November 2005 AP-Unix4 © University of Sheffield #12;Bob Booth High Performance Computing with Iceberg Contents 1. REVIEW OF AVAILABLE 23 7.1 USING FUSE TO MOUNT FILE SYSTEMS ON ICEBERG 23 2 #12;Bob Booth High Performance Computing

  11. High Performance Computing in

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    Stamatakis, Alexandros

    High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics Thomas Ludwig (t.ludwig@computer.org) Ruprecht PART I: High Performance Computing Thomas Ludwig PART II: HPC Computing in Bioinformatics Alexandros #12;© Thomas Ludwig, Alexandros Stamatakis, GCB'04 3 PART I High Performance Computing Introduction

  12. Cyclone Performance for Reducing Biochar Concentrations in Syngas

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    Saucier, David Shane

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    /kg (7000 Btu/lb.). CGT has the potential to serve as a renewable energy source. Gasification of biomasses such as CGT can offer processing facilities the opportunity to transform their waste biomass into electricity. The gasification of CGT yields 80...

  13. Communicating Performance Assessments Results - 13609

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    Layton, Mark [Savannah River Remediation LLC, Building 705-1C, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River Remediation LLC, Building 705-1C, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The F-Area Tank Farms (FTF) and H-Area Tank Farm (HTF) are owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and operated by Savannah River Remediation LLC (SRR), Liquid Waste Operations contractor at DOE's Savannah River Site (SRS). The FTF and HTF are active radioactive waste storage and treatment facilities consisting of 51 carbon steel waste tanks and ancillary equipment such as transfer lines, evaporators and pump tanks. Performance Assessments (PAs) for each Tank Farm have been prepared to support the eventual closure of the underground radioactive waste tanks and ancillary equipment. PAs provide the technical bases and results to be used in subsequent documents to demonstrate compliance with the pertinent requirements for final closure of the Tank Farms. The Tank Farms are subject to a number of regulatory requirements. The State regulates Tank Farm operations through an industrial waste water permit and through a Federal Facility Agreement approved by the State, DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Closure documentation will include State-approved Tank Farm Closure Plans and tank-specific closure modules utilizing information from the PAs. For this reason, the State of South Carolina and the EPA must be involved in the performance assessment review process. The residual material remaining after tank cleaning is also subject to reclassification prior to closure via a waste determination pursuant to Section 3116 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2005. PAs are performance-based, risk-informed analyses of the fate and transport of FTF and HTF residual wastes following final closure of the Tank Farms. Since the PAs serve as the primary risk assessment tools in evaluating readiness for closure, it is vital that PA conclusions be communicated effectively. In the course of developing the FTF and HTF PAs, several lessons learned have emerged regarding communicating PA results. When communicating PA results it is important to stress that the primary goal of the PA results is to provide risk understanding, recognizing the magnitude of risk and identifying the conceptual model decisions and critical assumptions that most impact the results. Conceptual models that describe reality using simplified, mathematical approaches, and their roles in arriving at the PA results, must also be communicated. When presenting PA results, evaluations will typically be focused on a single baseline (or Base Case) to provide a foundation for discussion. The PA results are supplemented by other studies (alternate configurations, uncertainty analyses, and sensitivity analyses) which provide a breadth of modeling to supplement the Base Case. The suite of information offered by the various modeling cases and studies provides confidence that the overall risk is understood along with the underlying parameters and conditions that contribute to risk. (author)

  14. 5CAL PERFORMANCES CAL PERFORMANCES PRESENTS

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    Mofrad, Mohammad R. K.

    Joshua Gersen, conductor red fish blue fish American String Quartet Daniel Avshalomov Laurie Carney Williams, bass-baritone Hrabba Atladottir, violin Colin Fowler, organ & piano Sycil Mathai, trumpet Yegor Auditorium & Faculty Glade Ojai North! FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Wednesday, June 12, 6pm red fish blue fish performs

  15. Technical Basis for Assessing Uranium Bioremediation Performance

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    PE Long; SB Yabusaki; PD Meyer; CJ Murray; AL N’Guessan

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In situ bioremediation of uranium holds significant promise for effective stabilization of U(VI) from groundwater at reduced cost compared to conventional pump and treat. This promise is unlikely to be realized unless researchers and practitioners successfully predict and demonstrate the long-term effectiveness of uranium bioremediation protocols. Field research to date has focused on both proof of principle and a mechanistic level of understanding. Current practice typically involves an engineering approach using proprietary amendments that focuses mainly on monitoring U(VI) concentration for a limited time period. Given the complexity of uranium biogeochemistry and uranium secondary minerals, and the lack of documented case studies, a systematic monitoring approach using multiple performance indicators is needed. This document provides an overview of uranium bioremediation, summarizes design considerations, and identifies and prioritizes field performance indicators for the application of uranium bioremediation. The performance indicators provided as part of this document are based on current biogeochemical understanding of uranium and will enable practitioners to monitor the performance of their system and make a strong case to clients, regulators, and the public that the future performance of the system can be assured and changes in performance addressed as needed. The performance indicators established by this document and the information gained by using these indicators do add to the cost of uranium bioremediation. However, they are vital to the long-term success of the application of uranium bioremediation and provide a significant assurance that regulatory goals will be met. The document also emphasizes the need for systematic development of key information from bench scale tests and pilot scales tests prior to full-scale implementation.

  16. Performance evaluation of bound diamond ring tools

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    Piscotty, M.A.; Taylor, J.S.; Blaedel, K.L.

    1995-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    LLNL is collaborating with the Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM) and the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) to optimize bound diamond ring tools for the spherical generation of high quality optical surfaces. An important element of this work is establishing an experimentally-verified link between tooling properties and workpiece quality indicators such as roughness, subsurface damage and removal rate. In this paper, we report on a standardized methodology for assessing ring tool performance and its preliminary application to a set of commercially-available wheels. Our goals are to (1) assist optics manufacturers (users of the ring tools) in evaluating tools and in assessing their applicability for a given operation, and (2) provide performance feedback to wheel manufacturers to help optimize tooling for the optics industry. Our paper includes measurements of wheel performance for three 2-4 micron diamond bronze-bond wheels that were supplied by different manufacturers to nominally- identical specifications. Preliminary data suggests that the difference in performance levels among the wheels were small.

  17. Offcampus Employee Contributions Can Help CEMML Accomplish Strategic Goals (Don't let these suggestions constrain you. If you feel you can help CEMML accomplish its stated

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    Offcampus Employee Contributions Can Help CEMML Accomplish Strategic Goals (Don't let these suggestions constrain you. If you feel you can help CEMML accomplish its stated Strategic Goals in a way your thoughts about how CEMML expand the services we provide to other agencies. This will help us

  18. Developing Human Performance Measures

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    Jeffrey Joe; Bruce Hallbert; Larry Blackwood; Donald Dudehoeffer; Kent Hansen

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through the reactor oversight process (ROP), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) monitors the performance of utilities licensed to operate nuclear power plants. The process is designed to assure public health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that licensees are meeting the cornerstones of safety and designated crosscutting elements. The reactor inspection program, together with performance indicators (PIs), and enforcement activities form the basis for the NRC’s risk-informed, performance based regulatory framework. While human performance is a key component in the safe operation of nuclear power plants and is a designated cross-cutting element of the ROP, there is currently no direct inspection or performance indicator for assessing human performance. Rather, when human performance is identified as a substantive cross cutting element in any 1 of 3 categories (resources, organizational or personnel), it is then evaluated for common themes to determine if follow-up actions are warranted. However, variability in human performance occurs from day to day, across activities that vary in complexity, and workgroups, contributing to the uncertainty in the outcomes of performance. While some variability in human performance may be random, much of the variability may be attributed to factors that are not currently assessed. There is a need to identify and assess aspects of human performance that relate to plant safety and to develop measures that can be used to successfully assure licensee performance and indicate when additional investigation may be required. This paper presents research that establishes a technical basis for developing human performance measures. In particular, we discuss: 1) how historical data already gives some indication of connection between human performance and overall plant performance, 2) how industry led efforts to measure and model human performance and organizational factors could serve as a data source and basis for a framework, 3) how our use of modeling and simulation techniques could be used to develop and validate measures of human performance, and 4) what the possible outcomes are from this research as the modeling and simulation efforts generate results.

  19. Taming the Wild World of Management, Performance and Communication - 13459

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    Ford, Laurie [Critical Path Consultants, 3101 Splitrock Road, Columbus Ohio 43221 (United States)] [Critical Path Consultants, 3101 Splitrock Road, Columbus Ohio 43221 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Management has evolved a long way from its original meaning of 'governing a horse'. The industrial revolution fostered 'scientific management'; 1930's Hawthorne studies discovered that people's social interactions could alter productivity; and the dawn of the computer age in the post-war 1950's brought general systems theory into management thinking. Today, mobile wireless connectivity aims to transform ever-changing networks of players, mandates, and markets into something that can be 'managed'. So why is there no clear and simple recipe for how to practice management? We talk about financial management, safety management, and operations management, but surely the 'management' part of those endeavors will share the same set of practices. Instead, we are still arguing for 'management' to include everything from developing people to negotiating contracts. A manager's job may include many things, but one of them, the job of management, needs to be nailed down. Three standard practices for managing in a network are developed: (a) support the dialogues that connect people vital to accomplishing a goal or objective; (b) develop and sustain the scoreboards that serve as a road-map to reach the goal; and (c) control the feedback to 'govern the horse'. These three practices are useful for more than reaching goals, as they also support coordinating across boundaries and running productive meetings. The dialogues for productive relationships, scoreboards for goals and deliverables, and feedback for performance together constitute a recipe for managing in a networked world. (authors)

  20. Commissioning for High Performance

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    Meline, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , including energy efficiency, durability, life-cycle performance, and occupant productivity” • ASHRAE Guideline 32 - Sustainable High-Performance Operations and Maintenance A high-performance building “consistently delivers a highly productive environment... plumbing fixtures • Renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV) systems • Building envelope: Design reviews and field testing • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): Ventilation that meets or exceeds ASHRAE 62.1 • Natural lighting & light pollution • System...

  1. BOMA 360 Performance Program

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    Reihl, K.; Tullos, A.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Introducing? BOMA 360 Performance Program What we will cover ? What is the 360 Performance Program? ? Why did BOMA launch this program? ? What are the application questions and required documentation? ? What is the review and approval process... aspects of Building Management and Operations What is the BOMA 360 Performance Program? ? Online application with independent review and evaluation of 6 major components ? Building Operations & Management ? Life Safety/Security/Risk Management...

  2. Monthly Performance Report

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

    Development. PMB Performance Measurement Baseline. PMTO Portfolio Management Task Order. SWS Site-Wide Services. EAC Estimate at Completion * Funds received through Mod...

  3. .NET High Performance Computing.

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    Ou, Hsuan-Hsiu

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have been extensively applied in the High Performance Computing (HPC) community. HPC applications require additional special programming environments to improve… (more)

  4. Guidelines for Performance Measurement

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

    1996-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Federal agencies, states, businesses, and foreign governments are increasingly relying on performance measurement information to help chart progress in increasingly frugal times. No cancellations.

  5. Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    % Quality Inspections Completed 66% +12% 95% 86% 95% 52% 81% 51% 76% Utilities: Performance Statistics of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes from the prior month: Key: - 54% Electric - 0% All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water 0

  6. Employee Performance Management System

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

    2001-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for employee performance appraisals, performance-related awards, and other forms of employee recognition. (Cancels existing provisions of DOE O 3450.1B, Incentive Awards, dated 6/23/92.) Cancels DOE O 331.1A, DOE O 3450.1B. Canceled by DOE O 331.1C

  7. Employee Performance Management System

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

    2001-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for employee performance appraisals, performance-related awards, and other forms of employee recognition. Cancels DOE O 331.1A and (2) existing provisions of DOE O 3450.1B. Cancelled by DOE O 331.1C.

  8. Employee Performance Management System

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

    1999-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for employee performance appraisals, performance-related awards, and other forms of employee recognition. This Order covers most employees at grades GS-15 and below. Cancels DOE O 331.1. Canceled by DOE O 331.1B.

  9. Residential Furnace Blower Performance

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    conditioner performance1 , standby power, as well as igniter and combustion air blower power. Energy savings for a typical three-and-a-half ton air conditioner with typical California ducts are 45 kWh. Peak demand combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested for air moving performance. The laboratory test

  10. Energy Efficiency Goals

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 1980, Florida enacted the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA), creating Florida Statutes Section 366.80-366.85 and Section 403.519. Section 366.82(6) requires the Florida...

  11. Strategic Safety Goals

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

    were suspended. The delay in reporting was due to National Security Technologies (NSTec) not being the shipper of record for this occurrence. Since it was determined by NSTec...

  12. Goal Driven Optimization

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    2006-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The framework of stochastic optimization can also be adopted to address downside risk by optimizing over an expected utility or more recently, a mean risk

  13. Goals | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"ClickPipelinesProvedDecember 2005DepartmentDecemberGlossary of Terms Glossary of Terms TERMMission »

  14. four-year goal

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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  15. Strategic Safety Goals

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy Usage »of Energy Strain Rate Characterization of AdvancedResidential Buildings

  16. Materials Performance in USC Steam Portland

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    G.R. Holcomb; J. Tylczak; R. Hu

    2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Goals of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Power Systems Initiatives include power generation from coal at 60% efficiency, which requires steam conditions of up to 760 C and 340 atm, co-called advanced ultrasupercritical (A-USC) steam conditions. A limitation to achieving the goal is a lack of cost-effective metallic materials that can perform at these temperatures and pressures. Some of the more important performance limitations are high-temperature creep strength, fire-side corrosion resistance, and steam-side oxidation resistance. Nickel-base superalloys are expected to be the materials best suited for steam boiler and turbine applications above about 675 C. Specific alloys of interest include Haynes 230 and 282, Inconel 617, 625 and 740, and Nimonic 263. Further validation of a previously developed chromia evaporation model is shown by examining the reactive evaporation effects resulting from exposure of Haynes 230 and Haynes 282 to moist air environments as a function of flow rate and water content. These two alloys differ in Ti and Mn contents, which may form outer layers of TiO{sub 2} or Cr-Mn spinels. This would in theory decrease the evaporation of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} from the scale by decreasing the activity of chromia at the scale surface, and be somewhat self-correcting as chromia evaporation concentrates the Ti and Mn phases. The apparent approximate chromia activity was found for each condition and alloy that showed chromia evaporation kinetics. As expected, it was found that increasing the gas flow rate led to increased chromia evaporation and decreased chromia activity. However, increasing the water content in moist air increased the evaporation, but results were mixed with its effect on chromia activity.

  17. Balancing Performance, Energy, and Quality in Pervasive Computing Jason Flinn, SoYoung Park, and M. Satyanarayanan

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    Satyanarayanan, Mahadev "Satya"

    Balancing Performance, Energy, and Quality in Pervasive Computing Jason Flinn, SoYoung Park, and M is self-tuning: it monitors both application resource usage and the availability of resources this determination, Spectra balances the competing goals of performance, energy conservation, and application quality

  18. Balancing Performance, Energy, and Quality in Pervasive Computing Jason Flinn +# , SoYoung Park + , and M. Satyanarayanan +#

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    Flinn, Jason

    Balancing Performance, Energy, and Quality in Pervasive Computing Jason Flinn +# , SoYoung Park compute servers. Spectra is self­tuning: it monitors both application resource usage and the availability. In making this determination, Spectra balances the competing goals of performance, energy conservation

  19. Cost and Performance Assumptions for Modeling Electricity Generation Technologies

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    Tidball, R.; Bluestein, J.; Rodriguez, N.; Knoke, S.

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project was to compare and contrast utility scale power plant characteristics used in data sets that support energy market models. Characteristics include both technology cost and technology performance projections to the year 2050. Cost parameters include installed capital costs and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. Performance parameters include plant size, heat rate, capacity factor or availability factor, and plant lifetime. Conventional, renewable, and emerging electricity generating technologies were considered. Six data sets, each associated with a different model, were selected. Two of the data sets represent modeled results, not direct model inputs. These two data sets include cost and performance improvements that result from increased deployment as well as resulting capacity factors estimated from particular model runs; other data sets represent model input data. For the technologies contained in each data set, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) was also evaluated, according to published cost, performance, and fuel assumptions.

  20. Performance Management Plan

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    IT Corporation, Las Vegas, NV

    2002-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This Performance Management Plan describes the approach for accelerating cleanup activities of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office (NNSA/NV) Environmental Management (EM) Program. This approach accelerates the reduction of risk at NNSA/NV sites while performing the work responsibly, effectively, and more efficiently. In May 2002, NNSA/NV EM and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection signed a Letter of Intent formalizing an agreement to pursue accelerated risk reduction and cleanup for activities within the State of Nevada. This Performance Management Plan provides the strategic direction for implementing the Letter of Intent.

  1. The Effect of Practice on Learning and Transferring Goal Directed Isometric Contractions across Ipsilateral Upper and Lower Limbs

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    Kaur, Navneet

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    an interval of 48 hours, 10 trials similar to the practice trials were performed to examine retention. Feedback of performance was provided in the form of a force-time trajectory along with numerical error values for force and time on each trial. End...

  2. Team Identity and Performance-based Compensation Effects on Performance

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    Blazovich, Janell L.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ). Results indicate that while the combination of team and individual performance-based compensation results in the highest performance, the incremental performance boost is higher from the first performance-based reward strategy, regardless of whether...

  3. A1.5 Fusion Performance

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    Amendt, P

    2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Analysis and radiation hydrodynamics simulations for expected high-gain fusion target performance on a demonstration 1-GWe Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) power plant in the mid-2030s timeframe are presented. The required laser energy driver is 2.2 MJ at a 0.351-{micro}m wavelength, and a fusion target gain greater than 60 at a repetition rate of 16 Hz is the design goal for economic and commercial attractiveness. A scaling-law analysis is developed to benchmark the design parameter space for hohlraum-driven central hot-spot ignition. A suite of integrated hohlraum simulations is presented to test the modeling assumptions and provide a basis for a near-term experimental resolution of the key physics uncertainties on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The NIF is poised to demonstrate ignition by 2012 based on the central hot spot (CHS) mode of ignition and propagating thermonuclear burn [1]. This immediate prospect underscores the imperative and timeliness of advancing inertial fusion as a carbon-free, virtually limitless source of energy by the mid-21st century to substantially offset fossil fuel technologies. To this end, an intensive effort is underway to leverage success at the NIF and to provide the foundations for a prototype 'LIFE.1' engineering test facility by {approx}2025, followed by a commercially viable 'LIFE.2' demonstration power plant operating at 1 GWe by {approx}2035. The current design goal for LIFE.2 is to accommodate {approx}2.2 MJ of laser energy (entering the high-Z radiation enclosure or 'hohlraum') at a 0.351-{micro}m wavelength operating at a repetition rate of 16 Hz and to provide a fusion target yield of 132 MJ. To achieve this design goal first requires a '0-d' analytic gain model that allows convenient exploration of parameter space and target optimization. This step is then followed by 2- and 3-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamics simulations that incorporate laser beam transport, x-ray radiation transport, atomic physics, and thermonuclear burn [2]. These simulations form the basis for assessing the susceptibility to hydrodynamic instability growth, target performance margins, laser backscatter induced by plasma density fluctuations within the hohlraum, and the threat spectrum emerging from the igniting capsule, e.g., spectra, fluences and anisotropy of the x rays and ions, for input into the chamber survivability calculations. The simulations follow the guidelines of a 'point design' methodology, which formally designates a well-defined milestone in concept development that meets established criteria for experimental testing. In Section 2, the 0-d analytic gain model to survey gain versus laser energy parameter space is discussed. Section 3 looks at the status of integrated hohlraum simulations and the needed improvements in laser-hohlraum coupling efficiency to meet the LIFE.2 threshold (net) target gain of {approx}60. Section 4 considers advanced hohlraum designs to well exceed the LIFE.2 design goal for satisfactory performance margins. We summarize in Sec. 5.

  4. Improving Deaerator Performance

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    Dyer, D. F.; Maples, G.

    The objectives of deaeration of feedwater are reviewed. A discussion of appropriate test data and methods for assessing deaerator performance are given. Analysis procedures are developed to analyze the test data. Typical problems such as over...

  5. Monthly Performance Report

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

    OVERVIEW MSC Monthly Performance Report JUL 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 46 27 10.0 RELIABILITY PROJECT STATUS Activity in July was centered on continuing progress on projects...

  6. Monthly Performance Report

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

    OVERVIEW MSC Monthly Performance Report APR 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 43 28 10.0 RELIABILITY PROJECT STATUS Activity in April was centered on continuing progress on projects...

  7. Energy Performance Contracting

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides an Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) overview and summary of ESPC resources, including training, sample documents, and guides from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  8. Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    An Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) is a partnership between a system owner and an Energy Services Company (ESCO). The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit for the facility under...

  9. Healthcare Project Performance Benchmarks

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Reports five major performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed energy service company projects within the healthcare industry, disaggregated and reported by major retrofit strategy. Author: U.S. Department of Energy

  10. Activity Based Performance Measurement

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    Brock, David

    performance Potential applications · Measuring value created by new technology...or any intervention) · 2 sites recently launched (SMEs, KM) #12;RFID findings #12;© MIT Sloan School of Management 8 RFID

  11. High Performance Computing

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    view objects and processes in 3D. 13:01 Gary Grider, HPC Divison Leader The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division supports the Laboratory mission by managing world-class...

  12. Performance Measurement of MEAs

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

    iii. Electrolyte membrane durability iv. Target cost of membrane v. Automotive fuel cell MEA degradation map 3 3 Measurement of MEA Performance 4 4 25cm 2 72mm 72mm 50mm...

  13. Monthly Performance Report

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

    Average FY 0.77 CY 0.67 EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW MSC Monthly Performance Report JAN 2013 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 40 7 Table 3-2. Days Away From Work. Definition...

  14. Monthly Performance Report

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

    Budget environmental stewardship scorecards. EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW MSC Monthly Performance Report DEC 2012 DOERL-2009-113 Rev 39 5 2.0 ANALYSIS OF FUNDS Table 2-1. Mission Support...

  15. Expressive re-performance

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    Pardue, Laurel S

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many music enthusiasts abandon music studies because they are frustrated by the amount of time and effort it takes to learn to play interesting songs. There are two major components to performance: the technical requirement ...

  16. Photovoltaic Cell Performance Basics

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Photovoltaic (PV), or solar cells use the energy in sunlight to produce electricity. However, the amount of electricity produced depends on the quality of the light available and the performance of the PV cell.

  17. High Performance Sustainable Building

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

    2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-6.

  18. Predicting Steam Turbine Performance

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    Harriz, J. T.

    ," PREDICTING STEAM TURBINE PERFORMANCE James T. Harriz, EIT Waterland, Viar & Associates, Inc. Wilmington, Delaware ABSTRACT Tracking the performance of extraction, back pressure and condensing steam turbines is a crucial part... energy) and test data are presented. Techniques for deriving efficiency curves from each source are described. These techniques can be applied directly to any steam turbine reliability study effort. INTRODUCTION As the cost of energy resources...

  19. Measured Performance Signature Method

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    Ahner, D. J.

    information for adaptive on-line optimum dispatch, equipment performance monitoring, or for conducting system "what if' scenarios. The MPS is a very useful technique which may be applied to Acceptance Testing Monitoring and Operations Optimization... performance signature, may be determined from on-line measurements, and corrected to a specified reference. This procedure also provides information for adaptive on-line optimum dispatch, incremental plant heat rate data for centralized system dispatch...

  20. High Performance New Construction

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    Flores, M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Funding for Efficient New Buildings through Integrated Project Delivery and High Performance Design-Build Case Study Rolling Plains New Medical Office Building Michael Flores McKinstry mflores@mckinstry.com 469-789-9920 1 ESL-KT-13-12-40 CATEE..., San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Objectives • Explain how High Performance Design Build / Integrated Project Delivery (HPDB/IPD) differs from alternative project delivery methods (and why it is usually better!) • Identify the key participants in High...

  1. Repository Performance Confirmation - 12119

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    Hansen, F.D. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repository performance confirmation links the technical bases of repository science and societal acceptance. Among the countless aspects of monitoring, performance confirmation holds a special place, involving distinct activities combining technical and social significance in radioactive waste management. Discussion is divided into four themes: 1. A distinction is drawn between performance confirmation monitoring and other testing and monitoring objectives, 2. A case study illustrates confirmation activities integrated within a long-term testing and monitoring strategy for Yucca Mountain, 3. A case study reviews compliance monitoring developed and implemented for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, and 4. An approach for developing, evaluating and implementing the next generation of performance confirmation monitoring is presented. International interest in repository monitoring is exhibited by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme 'Monitoring Developments for Safe Repository Operation and Staged Closure' (MoDeRn) Project. The MoDeRn partners are considering the role of monitoring in a phased approach to the geological disposal of radioactive waste. As repository plans advance in different countries, the need to consider monitoring strategies within a controlled framework has become more apparent. The MoDeRn project pulls together technical and societal experts to assimilate a common understanding of a process that could be followed to develop a monitoring program. Experience from two repository programs in the United States sheds light on how performance confirmation has been executed. Lessons learned can help the next generation of performance confirmation. (author)

  2. Performance assurance program plan

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    Rogers, B.H.

    1997-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    B and W Protec, Inc. (BWP) is responsible for implementing the Performance Assurance Program for the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) in accordance with DOE Order 470.1, Safeguards and Security Program (DOE 1995a). The Performance Assurance Program applies to safeguards and security (SAS) systems and their essential components (equipment, hardware, administrative procedures, Protective Force personnel, and other personnel) in direct support of Category I and H special nuclear material (SNM) protection. Performance assurance includes several Hanford Site activities that conduct performance, acceptance, operability, effectiveness, and validation tests. These activities encompass areas of training, exercises, quality assurance, conduct of operations, total quality management, self assessment, classified matter protection and control, emergency preparedness, and corrective actions tracking and trending. The objective of the Performance Assurance Program is to capture the critical data of the tests, training, etc., in a cost-effective, manageable program that reflects the overall effectiveness of the program while minimizing operational impacts. To aid in achieving this objective, BWP will coordinate the Performance Assurance Program for Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) and serve as the central point for data collection.

  3. 3D Reconstruction of Intricate Archean Microbial Structures Using Neutron Computed Tomography and Serial SectioningIN43B-0331 Abstract Project Goals

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    Hamann, Bernd

    Tomography and Serial SectioningIN43B-0331 Abstract Project Goals Background Methods Neutron Computed using both serial sectioning and neutron computed tomography (NCT). Reconstruction techniques vary mechanisms for ancient microbial communities Neutron Computed Tomography Serial Sectioning Samples were

  4. Identity Implications of Relationship (Re)Definition Goals: An Analysis of Face Threats and Facework as Young Adults Initiate, Intensify, and Disengage from Romantic Relationships

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    Kunkel, Adrianne; Wilson, Steven R.; Robson, Scott; Soliz, Jordan; Olufowote, James O.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Identity implications theory (IIT) is applied to analyze how young adults manage identity concerns associated with the goals of initiating, intensifying, and disengaging from romantic relationships. Participants wrote their ...

  5. Repository performance confirmation.

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    Hansen, Francis D.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repository performance confirmation links the technical bases of repository science and societal acceptance. This paper explores the myriad aspects of what has been labeled performance confirmation in U.S. programs, which involves monitoring as a collection of distinct activities combining technical and social significance in radioactive waste management. This paper is divided into four parts: (1) A distinction is drawn between performance confirmation monitoring and other testing and monitoring objectives; (2) A case study illustrates confirmation activities integrated within a long-term testing and monitoring strategy for Yucca Mountain; (3) A case study reviews compliance monitoring developed and implemented for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; and (4) An approach for developing, evaluating and implementing the next generation of performance confirmation monitoring is presented. International interest in repository monitoring is exhibited by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme 'Monitoring Developments for Safe Repository Operation and Staged Closure' (MoDeRn) Project. The MoDeRn partners are considering the role of monitoring in a phased approach to the geological disposal of radioactive waste. As repository plans advance in different countries, the need to consider monitoring strategies within a controlled framework has become more apparent. The MoDeRn project pulls together technical and societal experts to assimilate a common understanding of a process that could be followed to develop a monitoring program. A fundamental consideration is the differentiation of confirmation monitoring from the many other testing and monitoring activities. Recently, the license application for Yucca Mountain provided a case study including a technical process for meeting regulatory requirements to confirm repository performance as well as considerations related to the preservation of retrievability. The performance confirmation plan developed as part of the Yucca Mountain license application identified a broad suite of monitoring activities. A revision of the plan was expected to winnow the number of activities down to a manageable size. As a result, an objective process for the next stage of performance confirmation planning was developed as an integral part of an overarching long-term testing and monitoring strategy. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance monitoring program at once reflects its importance to stakeholders while demonstrating adequate understanding of relevant monitoring parameters. The compliance criteria were stated by regulation and are currently monitored as part of the regulatory rule for disposal. At the outset, the screening practice and parameter selection were not predicated on a direct or indirect correlation to system performance metrics, as was the case for Yucca Mountain. Later on, correlation to performance was established, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant continues to monitor ten parameters originally identified in the compliance certification documentation. The monitoring program has proven to be effective for the technical intentions and societal or public assurance. The experience with performance confirmation in the license application process for Yucca Mountain helped identify an objective, quantitative methodology for this purpose. Revision of the existing plan would be based on findings of the total system performance assessment. Identification and prioritization of confirmation activities would then derive from performance metrics associated with performance assessment. Given the understanding of repository performance confirmation, as reviewed in this paper, it is evident that the performance confirmation program for the Yucca Mountain project could be readily re-engaged if licensing activities resumed.

  6. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General fiscal year 1999 annual performance plan

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    NONE

    1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan is published pursuant to requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. The plan outlines the goals, objectives, and strategies that the Office of Inspector General intends to implement and execute in FY 1999. The plan also includes the details of this office`s efforts to continually improve customer service.

  7. Fibrous Fillers to Manufacture Ultra-High Ash/Performance Paper

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This factsheet describes a research project whose goal is to demonstrate the economic and technological viability of fibrous filler to manufacture paper containing up to 50% ash, at equal or better quality and performance than conventional alternatives and at a lower cost.

  8. Cache Performance for Multimedia Applications Nathan T. Slingerland Alan Jay Smith

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    Khan, Javed I.

    Cache Performance for Multimedia Applications Nathan T. Slingerland Alan Jay Smith Apple Computer Berkeley, CA 94720 USA nslingerland@apple.com smith@cs.berkeley.edu ABSTRACT The caching behavior simulations with the goal of aiding future media processing architecture design. Our analysis examines

  9. Generating audio-responsive video images in real-time for a live symphony performance

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    Beane, Allison Brooke

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    instruments to cutting-edge video image productions for musical groups of all sizes. Throughout this evolution, a common goal has been to create real-time, audio-responsive visuals that accentuate the sound and enhance the performance. This paper explains...

  10. Automated Decision-Analytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines

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    Horvitz, Eric

    Automated Decision-Analytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines To be presented Abstract We have developed an expert system for diagno- sis of efficiency problems for large gas turbines the ultimate goal of applying the system in the day-to-day maintenance of gas- turbine power plants. A Overview

  11. Automated DecisionAnalytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines

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    Horvitz, Eric

    Automated Decision­Analytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines To be presented Abstract We have developed an expert system for diagno­ sis of e#ciency problems for large gas turbines the ultimate goal of applying the system in the day­to­day maintenance of gas­ turbine power plants. A Overview

  12. PRESENTATION OF WORK PERFORMED BY ESReDA "ACCIDENT ANALYSIS" WORKING

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PRESENTATION OF WORK PERFORMED BY ESReDA "ACCIDENT ANALYSIS" WORKING GROUP AND GOALS FOR THE FUTURE J.P. PINEAU, INERIS, FRANCE Summary The Accident Analysis working group was initiated in January and softwares for consequences assessment of major accidents and a more statistical approach of data collected

  13. COOLING FAN AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS

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    Ronald Dupree

    2005-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Upcoming emissions regulations (Tiers 3, 4a and 4b) are imposing significantly higher heat loads on the cooling system than lesser regulated machines. This work was a suite of tasks aimed at reducing the parasitic losses of the cooling system, or improving the design process through six distinct tasks: 1. Develop an axial fan that will provide more airflow, with less input power and less noise. The initial plan was to use Genetic Algorithms to do an automated fan design, incorporating forward sweep for low noise. First and second generation concepts could not meet either performance or sound goals. An experienced turbomachinery designer, using a specialized CFD analysis program has taken over the design and has been able to demonstrate a 5% flow improvement (vs 10% goal) and 10% efficiency improvement (vs 10% goal) using blade twist only. 2. Fan shroud developments, using an 'aeroshroud' concept developed at Michigan State University. Performance testing at Michigan State University showed the design is capable of meeting the goal of a 10% increase in flow, but over a very narrow operating range of fan performance. The goal of 10% increase in fan efficiency was not met. Fan noise was reduced from 0 to 2dB, vs. a goal of 5dB at constant airflow. The narrow range of fan operating conditions affected by the aeroshroud makes this concept unattractive for further development at this time 3. Improved axial fan system modeling is needed to accommodate the numbers of cooling systems to be redesigned to meet lower emissions requirements. A CFD fan system modeling guide has been completed and transferred to design engineers. Current, uncontrolled modeling practices produce flow estimates in some cases within 5% of measured values, and in some cases within 25% of measured values. The techniques in the modeling guide reduced variability to the goal of + 5% for the case under study. 4. Demonstrate the performance and design versatility of a high performance fan. A 'swept blade mixed flow' fan was rapid prototyped from cast aluminum for a performance demonstration on a small construction machine. The fan was mounted directly in place of the conventional fan (relatively close to the engine). The goal was to provide equal airflow at constant fan speed, with 75% of the input power and 5 dB quieter than the conventional fan. The result was a significant loss in flow with the prototype due to its sensitivity to downstream blockage. This sensitivity to downstream blockage affects flow, efficiency, and noise all negatively, and further development was terminated. 5. Develop a high efficiency variable speed fan drive to replace existing slipping clutch style fan drives. The goal for this task was to provide a continuously variable speed fan drive with an efficiency of 95%+ at max speed, and losses no greater than at max speed as the fan speed would vary throughout its entire speed range. The process developed to quantify the fuel savings potential of a variable speed fan drive has produced a simple tool to predict the fuel savings of a variable speed drive, and has sparked significant interest in the use of variable speed fan drive for Tier 3 emissions compliant machines. The proposed dual ratio slipping clutch variable speed fan drive can provide a more efficient system than a conventional single ratio slipping clutch fan drive, but could not meet the established performance goals of this task, so this task was halted in a gate review prior to the start of detailed design. 6. Develop a cooling system air filtration device to allow the use of automotive style high performance heat exchangers currently in off road machines. The goal of this task was to provide a radiator air filtration system that could allow high fin density, louvered radiators to operate in a find dust application with the same resistance to fouling as a current production off-road radiator design. Initial sensitivity testing demonstrated that fan speed has a significant impact on the fouling of radiator cores due to fine dusts, so machines equipped with continuously variabl

  14. Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

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

    High Performance Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery System Based on Zintl Phase Materials with Embedded Nanoparticles Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

  15. TESTING OF ENERGY CONSERVATION OF ELECTRONIC BALLASTS FOR FLUORESCENT LIGHTING REVIEW OF RECENT RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DESIGN GOALS

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    Verderber, R.R.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ur:.V(. ,(lh. Fluorescent Lighting Review of Recent Resultsfrom 30 0 C to 50°C. The lighting system.with core ballastswas conducted to measure the lighting system performance for

  16. CANDU human performance analysis

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    Walker, I.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An evaluation of human performance is presented in this paper in the context of the operational safety management system. To focus on problems, an experience review program has been developed to establish trends, demonstrate the degree of compliance with standards, and determine the causes of poor performance. The primary method by which the experience review takes place is significant event reporting (SER). A significant event is an incident that causes an undesirable effect on safety, product quality, environmental protection, or product cost. In spite of advanced technology and the degree of automation of the Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) design, mistakes and malfunctions to occur. Considerable effort has been made to prevent or reduce the incidence of error. The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations developed a system to analyze human error, called the Human Performance Evaluation System (HPES). To encourage an open exchange of information, the system is anonymous and nonpunitive. All data gathered during HPES evaluations are kept confidential.

  17. ARM - 2008 Performance Metrics

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  18. Anode performance | EMSL

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  19. Development of Metric for Measuring the Impact of RD&D Funding on GTO's Geothermal Exploration Goals (Presentation)

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    Jenne, S.; Young, K. R.; Thorsteinsson, H.

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) provides RD&D funding for geothermal exploration technologies with the goal of lowering the risks and costs of geothermal development and exploration. In 2012, NREL was tasked with developing a metric to measure the impacts of this RD&D funding on the cost and time required for exploration activities. The development of this metric included collecting cost and time data for exploration techniques, creating a baseline suite of exploration techniques to which future exploration and cost and time improvements could be compared, and developing an online tool for graphically showing potential project impacts (all available at http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Geothermal). The conference paper describes the methodology used to define the baseline exploration suite of techniques (baseline), as well as the approach that was used to create the cost and time data set that populates the baseline. The resulting product, an online tool for measuring impact, and the aggregated cost and time data are available on the Open EI website for public access (http://en.openei.org).

  20. Developing an Energy Performance Modeling Startup Kit

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    Wood, A.

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2011, the NAHB Research Center began the first part of the multi-year effort by assessing the needs and motivations of residential remodelers regarding energy performance remodeling. The scope is multifaceted - all perspectives will be sought related to remodeling firms ranging in size from small-scale, sole proprietor to national. This will allow the Research Center to gain a deeper understanding of the remodeling and energy retrofit business and the needs of contractors when offering energy upgrade services. To determine the gaps and the motivation for energy performance remodeling, the NAHB Research Center conducted (1) an initial series of focus groups with remodelers at the 2011 International Builders' Show, (2) a second series of focus groups with remodelers at the NAHB Research Center in conjunction with the NAHB Spring Board meeting in DC, and (3) quantitative market research with remodelers based on the findings from the focus groups. The goal was threefold, to: Understand the current remodeling industry and the role of energy efficiency; Identify the gaps and barriers to adding energy efficiency into remodeling; and Quantify and prioritize the support needs of professional remodelers to increase sales and projects involving improving home energy efficiency. This report outlines all three of these tasks with remodelers.

  1. Guidance for performing preliminary assessments under CERCLA

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    NONE

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EPA headquarters and a national site assessment workgroup produced this guidance for Regional, State, and contractor staff who manage or perform preliminary assessments (PAs). EPA has focused this guidance on the types of sites and site conditions most commonly encountered. The PA approach described in this guidance is generally applicable to a wide variety of sites. However, because of the variability among sites, the amount of information available, and the level of investigative effort required, it is not possible to provide guidance that is equally applicable to all sites. PA investigators should recognize this and be aware that variation from this guidance may be necessary for some sites, particularly for PAs performed at Federal facilities, PAs conducted under EPA`s Environmental Priorities Initiative (EPI), and PAs at sites that have previously been extensively investigated by EPA or others. The purpose of this guidance is to provide instructions for conducting a PA and reporting results. This guidance discusses the information required to evaluate a site and how to obtain it, how to score a site, and reporting requirements. This document also provides guidelines and instruction on PA evaluation, scoring, and the use of standard PA scoresheets. The overall goal of this guidance is to assist PA investigators in conducting high-quality assessments that result in correct site screening or further action recommendations on a nationally consistent basis.

  2. Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    -82 100 10 7 8 0 10 Completed in 1 business day 74% -14% 100% 60% 71% 63% 100% 100% Quality of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes Breakdown All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water Electric 17% 20% 0 100% 100% 1 Improvement

  3. Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    100 15 2 7 0 12 Completed in 1 business day 81% +7% 100% 80% 50% 57% 100% 100% Quality Inspections% No Change 100% Non-FLS 52% +35% 70% See Definitions Document for descriptions of performance measures Combined Zone Breakdown Steam/Chilled Water 0 0 n/a 55% Electric 100% 42% Improvement No Change Met Target

  4. Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    % 75% 100% 80% 100% 93% Quality Inspections Completed 54% +2% 95% 40% 34% 57% 88% 60% 54% Utilities for descriptions of performance measures and specific color code target values. Trend status color indicators ­ identifies changes from the prior month: Key: 0% 43% Electric 0% 11% All Zones Combined Zone Breakdown Steam

  5. General Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    Bank Central Svcs. Energy Mgmt Admin Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 87% -4% 100% 47 Trend Initial Target Steam Chilled Utility Outages 2 +1% 0 0 0 Preventive Maintenance: Fire participation reading will be June 2012 *Budget data FYTD through March 2012 Maintenance: Performance Statistics

  6. General Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    Bank Central Svcs. Energy Mgmt Admin Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 85% -12% 100% 80 Trend Initial Target Steam Chilled Utility Outages 3 -5 0 1 0 Preventive Maintenance: Fire participation reading will be August 2012 *Budget data FYTD through May 2012 Maintenance: Performance Statistics

  7. General Indicators: Performance Statistics

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    Webb, Peter

    . Energy Mgmt Admin Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 97% +10% 100% 96% 93% 99% 98% Non Chilled Utility Outages 8 +6% 0 1 2 Preventive Maintenance: Fire/Life/Safety (FLS) 100% No Change 100 will be June 2012 *Budget data FYTD through April 2012 Maintenance: Performance Statistics Current Month Change

  8. High Performance Window Retrofit

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    Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

  9. High performance systems

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    Vigil, M.B. [comp.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a written compilation of the presentations and viewgraphs from the 1994 Conference on High Speed Computing given at the High Speed Computing Conference, {open_quotes}High Performance Systems,{close_quotes} held at Gleneden Beach, Oregon, on April 18 through 21, 1994.

  10. High Performance Sustainable Building

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

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide supports DOE O 413.3A and provides useful information on the incorporation of high performance sustainable building principles into building-related General Plant Projects and Institutional General Plant Projects at DOE sites. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-6A. Does not cancel other directives.

  11. CEPC design performance considerations

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    Koratzinos, M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper I will commend on the early CEPC design as of October 2014. In particular I will comment on the choice of circumference, minimum and maximum energy, number of collision points and target luminosity. I will finish with suggestions to increase performance with minimum incremental cost.

  12. Management and Performance NASA'S APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT conduct the Agency's day-to-day work. Figure 1 depicts NASA's organizational structureManagement and Performance NASA'S APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT NASA's FY 2015 Management as an organization and NASA's approach to performance management, strategic planning, and performance reporting

  13. Load-Based (LB) CRAC (rates/adjustments)

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  14. I/O Performance of Virtualized Cloud Environments

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    Ghoshal, Devarshi; Canon, Shane; Ramakrishnan, Lavanya

    2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The scientific community is exploring the suitability of cloud infrastructure to handle High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. The goal of Magellan, a project funded through DOE ASCR, is to investigate the potential role of cloud computing to address the computing needs of the Department of Energy?s Office of Science, especially for mid-range computing and data-intensive applications which are not served through existing DOE centers today. Prior work has shown that applications with significant communication orI/O tend to perform poorly in virtualized cloud environments. However, there is a limited understanding of the I/O characteristics in virtualized cloud environments. This paper will present our results in benchmarking the I/O performance over different cloud and HPC platforms to identify the major bottlenecks in existing infrastructure. We compare the I/O performance using IOR benchmark on two cloud platforms - Amazon and Magellan. We analyze the performance of different storage options available, different instance types in multiple availability zones. Finally, we perform large-scale tests in order to analyze the variability in the I/O patterns over time and region. Our results highlight the overhead and variability in I/O performance on both public and private cloud solutions. Our results will help applications decide between the different storage options enabling applications to make effective choices.

  15. World Record White OLED Performance Exceeds 100 lm/W

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Universal Display Corporation (UDC) has successfully demonstrated a record-breaking white organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) with a power efficacy of 102 lm/W at 1000 cd/m2 using its proprietary, high-efficiency phosphorescent OLED technology. This achievement represents a significant milestone for OLED technology, demonstrating performance that surpasses the power efficacy of incandescent bulbs with less than 15 lm/W and fluorescent lamps at 60-90 lm/W. Funded in part by DOE, UDC's achievement is a major step toward DOE's roadmap goal of a 150 lm/W commercial OLED light source by 2015.

  16. HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

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    Ra Baldini; Luc Giraud; Javier G. Izaguirre; Jose M. Jimenez; Luis M. Matey; Sandra Baldini; Luc Giraud; Javier G. Izaguirre; Jose M. Jimenez; Luis M. Matey

    This paper presents recent developments of high performance computing and networking techniques in the field of computer-aided multibody analysis and design. The authors describe the main achievements obtained in the development of a tool to aid in the design of new industrial mechanical systems by performing parallel parametric multibody simulations. The parallel software is composed of four main modules: two user-friendly interfaces to input the data and visualize the results, a simulation module, and a parallel manager module that is the main focus of this paper. The authors show that the implementation, using PVM, of simple and well-known ideas leads to efficient and flexible parallel software targeted for heterogeneous networks of nondedicated workstations, which is the parallel platform available in most mechanical design departments.

  17. PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR TANK FARM CLOSURE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS

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    MANN, F.M.; CRUMPLER, J.D.

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the performance objectives (metrics, times of analyses, and times of compliance) to be used in performance assessments of Hanford Site tank farm closure.

  18. The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx): Goals, platforms, and field operations

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    Wood, R.; Springston, S.; Mechoso, C. R.; Bretherton, C. S.; A.Weller, R.; Huebert, B.; Straneo, F.; Albrecht, B. A.; Coe, H.; Allen, G.; Vaughan, G.; Daum, P.; Fairall, C.; Chand, D.; Klenner, L. G.; Garreaud, R.; Grados, C.; Covert, D. S.; Bates, T. S.; Krejci, R.; Russell, L. M.; Szoeke, S. d.; Brewer, A.; Yuter, S. E.; Chaigneau, A.; Toniazzo, T.; Minnis, P.; Palikonda, R.; Abel, S. J.; Brown, W. O. J.; Williams, S.; Fochesatto, J.; Brioude, J.; Bower, K. N

    2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx) was an international field program designed to make observations of poorly understood but critical components of the coupled climate system of the southeast Pacific. This region is characterized by strong coastal upwelling, the coolest SSTs in the tropical belt, and is home to the largest subtropical stratocumulus deck on Earth. The field intensive phase of VOCALS-REx took place during October and November 2008 and constitutes a critical part of a broader CLIVAR program (VOCALS) designed to develop and promote scientific activities leading to improved understanding, model simulations, and predictions of the southeastern Pacific (SEP) coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system, on diurnal to interannual timescales. The other major components of VOCALS are a modeling program with a model hierarchy ranging from the local to global scales, and a suite of extended observations from regular research cruises, instrumented moorings, and satellites. The two central themes of VOCALS-REx focus upon (a) links between aerosols, clouds and precipitation and their impacts on marine stratocumulus radiative properties, and (b) physical and chemical couplings between the upper ocean and the lower atmosphere, including the role that mesoscale ocean eddies play. A set of hypotheses designed to be tested with the combined field, monitoring and modeling work in VOCALS is presented here. A further goal of VOCALS-REx is to provide datasets for the evaluation and improvement of large-scale numerical models. VOCALS-REx involved five research aircraft, two ships and two surface sites in northern Chile. We describe the instrument payloads and key mission strategies for these platforms and give a summary of the missions conducted.

  19. Forecasting oilfield economic performance

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    Bradley, M.E. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)); Wood, A.R.O. (BP Exploration, Anchorage, AK (United States))

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a general method for forecasting oilfield economic performance that integrates cost data with operational, reservoir, and financial information. Practices are developed for determining economic limits for an oil field and its components. The economic limits of marginal wells and the role of underground competition receive special attention. Also examined is the influence of oil prices on operating costs. Examples illustrate application of these concepts. Categorization of costs for historical tracking and projections is recommended.

  20. Building Performance Evaluation

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    King, A.; Harris, J.; Mbentin, B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    carbon technologies. ? Lack of proper system commissioning and installation led to the underperformance of systems and construction defects. ? Occupants had a lack of understanding of the building sustainability features. ? ?Unplanned changes... to space usage to meet new needs? led to poor internal environmental conditions. Building Performance Evaluation ? Impact survey The impact of the programme ? Three respondents have already added BPE to their portfolio ? Twenty will do more work...

  1. High performance polymeric foams

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    Gargiulo, M.; Sorrentino, L. [Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB)-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy); Iannace, S. [Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB)-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy) and Technological District on Polymeric and Composite Materials Engineering and Structures (IMAST), P.le E.Fermi 1, location Porto del Granatello, 80055 Portici (Naples)

    2008-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this work was to investigate the foamability of high-performance polymers (polyethersulfone, polyphenylsulfone, polyetherimide and polyethylenenaphtalate). Two different methods have been used to prepare the foam samples: high temperature expansion and two-stage batch process. The effects of processing parameters (saturation time and pressure, foaming temperature) on the densities and microcellular structures of these foams were analyzed by using scanning electron microscopy.

  2. High Performance Buildings Database

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

  3. High Performance Computing School COMSC

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    High Performance Computing School COMSC This module aims to provide the students with fundamental knowledge and understanding of techniques associated with High Performance Computing and its practical' skills in analysing and evaluating High Performance Computing and will be structured around

  4. Residential Forced Air System Cabinet Leakage and Blower Performance

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    Walker, Iain S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strategic Plan goals of net zero energy new homes by 2020, Strategic Plan goals of net zero energy new homes by 2020, 

  5. Knowledge-Based Parallel Performance Technology for Scientific Application Competitiveness Final Report

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    Allen D. Malony; Sameer Shende

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of the University of Oregon's DOE "Ă?Â?competitiveness" project was to create performance technology that embodies and supports knowledge of performance data, analysis, and diagnosis in parallel performance problem solving. The target of our development activities was the TAU Performance System and the technology accomplishments reported in this and prior reports have all been incorporated in the TAU open software distribution. In addition, the project has been committed to maintaining strong interactions with the DOE SciDAC Performance Engineering Research Institute (PERI) and Center for Technology for Advanced Scientific Component Software (TASCS). This collaboration has proved valuable for translation of our knowledge-based performance techniques to parallel application development and performance engineering practice. Our outreach has also extended to the DOE Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) collection and project. Throughout the project we have participated in the PERI and TASCS meetings, as well as the ACTS annual workshops.

  6. Evaluating Steam Trap Performance

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    Fuller, N. Y.

    ~LmT " TRIf' 1 TRIf' 2 Figure 2 It has become common practice for engineers to oversize steam traps and place more emphasis on first cost than on maintenance cost and operating 766 3 4 ESL-IE-86-06-126 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial...EVALUATING STEAM TRAP PERFORMANCE Noel Y Fuller, P.E. Holston Defense Corporation Kingsport, Tennessee ABSTRACT Laboratory tests were conducted on several types of steam traps at Holston Defense Corporation in Kingsport, Tennessee. Data...

  7. HIGS Flux Performance Projection

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  8. ARM - 2006 Performance Metrics

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  9. ARM - 2007 Performance Metrics

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  10. ARM - 2009 Performance Metrics

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  11. Characterization of Filtration Scale-Up Performance

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    Daniel, Richard C.; Billing, Justin M.; Luna, Maria L.; Cantrell, Kirk J.; Peterson, Reid A.; Bonebrake, Michael L.; Shimskey, Rick W.; Jagoda, Lynette K.

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The scale-up performance of sintered stainless steel crossflow filter elements planned for use at the Pretreatment Engineering Platform (PEP) and at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) were characterized in partial fulfillment (see Table S.1) of the requirements of Test Plan TP RPP WTP 509. This test report details the results of experimental activities related only to filter scale-up characterization. These tests were performed under the Simulant Testing Program supporting Phase 1 of the demonstration of the pretreatment leaching processes at PEP. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted the tests discussed herein for Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) to address the data needs of Test Specification 24590-WTP-TSP-RT-07-004. Scale-up characterization tests employ high-level waste (HLW) simulants developed under the Test Plan TP-RPP-WTP-469. The experimental activities outlined in TP-RPP-WTP-509 examined specific processes from two broad areas of simulant behavior: 1) leaching performance of the boehmite simulant as a function of suspending phase chemistry and 2) filtration performance of the blended simulant with respect to filter scale-up and fouling. With regard to leaching behavior, the effect of anions on the kinetics of boehmite leaching was examined. Two experiments were conducted: 1) one examined the effect of the aluminate anion on the rate of boehmite dissolution and 2) another determined the effect of secondary anions typical of Hanford tank wastes on the rate of boehmite dissolution. Both experiments provide insight into how compositional variations in the suspending phase impact the effectiveness of the leaching processes. In addition, the aluminate anion studies provide information on the consequences of gibbsite in waste. The latter derives from the expected fast dissolution of gibbsite relative to boehmite. This test report concerns only results of the filtration performance with respect to scale-up. Test results for boehmite dissolution kinetics and filter fouling are reported elsewhere (see Table S.1). The primary goal of scale-up testing was to examine how filter length influenced permeate flux rates. To accomplish this, the existing cells unit filter system, which employs a 2-ft-long, 0.5-in. (inner) diameter sintered stainless steel filter element, was redesigned to accommodate an 8-ft. sintered stainless steel filter element of the same diameter. Testing was then performed to evaluate the filtration performance of waste simulant slurries. Scale-up testing consisted of two separate series of filtration tests: 1) scale-up axial velocity (AV)/transmembrane pressure (TMP) matrix tests and 2) scale-up temperature tests. The AV/TMP matrix tests examined filtration performance of two different waste simulant slurries in the 8-ft. cells unit filter system. Waste simulant slurry formulations for the 8-ft. scale-up test was selected to match simulant slurries for which filtration performance had been characterized on the 2-ft CUF. For the scale-up temperature tests, the filtration performance at three test temperatures (i.e., 25°C, 40°C, and 60°C) was determined to evaluate if filter flux versus temperature correlations developed using the 2-ft filters were also valid for the 8-ft filters.

  12. Wynkoop Building Performance Measurement: Water

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Kora, Angela R.

    2012-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a summary of the water analysis performance for the Denver, Colorado Wynkoop Building. The Wynkoop Building (Figure 1) was built in 2006 as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Headquarters intended to house over 900 occupants in the 301,292 gross square feet (248,849 rentable square feet). The building was built on a brownfield in the Lower Downtown Historic District as part of an urban redevelopment effort. The building was designed and constructed through a public-private partnership with the sustainable design elements developed jointly by General Services Administration (GSA) and EPA. That partnership is still active with all parties still engaged to optimize building operations and use the building as a Learning Laboratory. The building design achieved U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction (LEED-NC) Gold Certification in 2008 (Figure 2) and a 2008 EPA Energy Star Rating of 96 with design highlights that include: (1) Water use was designed to use 40% less than a typical design baseline. The design included low flow fixtures, waterless urinals and dual flush toilets; (2) Native and adaptive vegetation were selected to minimize the need for irrigation water for landscaping; and (3) Energy use intensity was modeled at 66.1 kBtus/gross square foot, which is 39% better than ASHRAE 90.1 1999. The Wynkoop Building water use (10 gallons/square foot) was measured at lower than industry average (15 gallons/square foot) and GSA goals (13 gallons/square foot), however, it was higher than building management expected it would be. The type of occupants and number of occupants can have a significant impact on fixture water use. The occupancy per floor varied significantly over the study time period, which added uncertainty to the data analysis. Investigation of the fixture use on the 2nd, 5th, and 7th floors identified potential for water use reduction if the flush direction of the dual-flush toilet handles was reversed. The building management retrofitted the building's toilets with handles that operated on reduced flush when pushed down (0.8 gallons) and full flush when pulled up (1.1 gallons). The water pressure on the 5th floor (< 30 psi) is less than half the pressure on the 7th floor (>80 psi). The measured water savings post-retrofit was lower on the 5th floor than the 7th floor. The differences in water pressure may have had an impact on the quantity of water used per floor. The second floor water use was examined prior to and following the toilet fixture retrofit. This floor is where conference rooms for non-building occupants are available for use, thus occupancy is highly variable. The 3-day average volume per flush event was higher post-retrofit (0.79 gallons per event), in contrast to pre-retrofit (0.57 gallons per event). There were 40% more flush events post retrofit, which impacted the findings. Water use in the third floor fitness center was also measured for a limited number of days. Because of water line accessibility, only water use on the men's side of the fitness center was measured and from that the total fitness center water use was estimated. Using the limited data collected, the fitness center shower water use is approximately 2% of the whole building water use. Overall water use in the Wynkoop Building is below the industry baseline and GSA expectations. The dual flush fixture replacement appears to have resulted in additional water savings that are expected to show a savings in the total annual water use.

  13. REVIEWING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS SUPPORTING

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    Robert J. Lewis

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To summarize current NRC policy and guidance, which should assist in making informed decisions regarding land disposal of unique low-level radioactive waste streams, including disposal of significant quantities of depleted uranium until a new regulation is implemented. Background: In September 2009, NRC staff conducted two public workshops soliciting early public input on major issues associated with a potential rulemaking for land disposal of unique waste streams including, but not limited to, significant quantities of depleted uranium. During these workshops, a number of stakeholders expressed interest or concern with the review of performance assessments supporting land disposal of unique waste streams prior to completion of the rulemaking process. Discussion: The enclosure contains a summary of existing guidance for reviewing performance assessments with a focus on issues associated with the safe disposal of unique waste streams. NRC staff is providing this guidance to the Agreement States for their information, and for distribution to their licensees, as appropriate. If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, please contact me at 301-415-3340 or the individuals named below.

  14. Uniprocessor Performance Analysis of a Representative Workload of Sandia National Laboratories' Scientific Applications.

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    Charles Laverty

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UNIPROCESSOR PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A REPRESENTATIVE WORKLOAD OF SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES' SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS Master of Science in Electrical Engineering New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2005 Dr. Jeanine Cook, Chair Throughout the last decade computer performance analysis has become absolutely necessary to maximum performance of some workloads. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no different in that to achieve maximum performance of large scientific, parallel workloads performance analysis is needed at the uni-processor level. A representative workload has been chosen as the basis of a computer performance study to determine optimal processor characteristics in order to better specify the next generation of supercomputers. Cube3, a finite element test problem developed at SNL is a representative workload of their scientific workloads. This workload has been studied at the uni-processor level to understand characteristics in the microarchitecture that will lead to the overall performance improvement at the multi-processor level. The goal of studying vthis workload at the uni-processor level is to build a performance prediction model that will be integrated into a multi-processor performance model which is currently being developed at SNL. Through the use of performance counters on the Itanium 2 microarchitecture, performance statistics are studied to determine bottlenecks in the microarchitecture and/or changes in the application code that will maximize performance. From source code analysis a performance degrading loop kernel was identified and through the use of compiler optimizations a performance gain of around 20% was achieved.

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

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

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. MPQC: Performance Analysis and Optimization

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    Sarje, Abhinav; Williams, Samuel; Bailey, David

    2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    MPQC (Massively Parallel Quantum Chemistry) is a widely used computational quantum chemistry code. It is capable of performing a number of computations commonly occurring in quantum chemistry. In order to achieve better performance of MPQC, in this report we present a detailed performance analysis of this code. We then perform loop and memory access optimizations, and measure performance improvements by comparing the performance of the optimized code with that of the original MPQC code. We observe that the optimized MPQC code achieves a significant improvement in the performance through a better utilization of vector processing and memory hierarchies.

  17. Structure of Termination Proofs Goal of the Termination Tactic Algorithm of the Termination Tactic Mutual recursion Finding Lexicographic Orders for Termination

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    Cengarle, MarĂ­a Victoria

    Structure of Termination Proofs Goal of the Termination Tactic Algorithm of the Termination Tactic Mutual recursion Finding Lexicographic Orders for Termination Proofs Lukas Bulwahn Fakult¨at f¨ur Informatik Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen February 16th, 2007 1 / 23 #12;Structure of Termination Proofs

  18. Three Dinos score in Timberwolves loss PRINCE GEORGE, BC -Two goals apiece from University of Calgary midfielders Lane Mori and Kieran Oppenheim

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    of Calgary midfielders Lane Mori and Kieran Oppenheim put the Timberwolves away in a 5-0 final on Saturday. Kieran Oppenheim worked his way around the Timberwolves defense to start the second half off with an unassisted goal in the 49th minute. Oppenheim was able to work down field and around the UNBC outside back

  19. Goal Tree Success Tree -Dynamic Master Logic Diagram and Monte Carlo Simulation for the Safety and Resilience Assessment of a Multistate System

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    produced by an earthquake and its aftershocks (the external events) on a nuclear power plant (the critical plant) embedded in the connected power and water distribution, and transportation networks which support1 Goal Tree Success Tree - Dynamic Master Logic Diagram and Monte Carlo Simulation for the Safety

  20. Single Cell and Metagenomic Assemblies: Biology Drives Technical Choices and Goals (Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)

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    Stepanauskas, Ramunas [Bigelow Laboratory

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    DOE JGI's Tanja Woyke, chair of the Single Cells and Metagenomes session, delivers an introduction, followed by Bigelow Laboratory's Ramunas Stepanauskas on "Single Cell and Metagenomic Assemblies: Biology Drives Technical Choices and Goals" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

  1. On the Prediction of Biomineralization Proteins in the Absence of Sequence Homologies One major goal of the bioinformatics research at Cal State San

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    Zhang, Xiaoyu

    On the Prediction of Biomineralization Proteins in the Absence of Sequence Homologies ABSTRACT One major goal of the bioinformatics research at Cal State San Marcos is to identify gene and protein lack sequence homology, which makes it more challenging to identify such genes. On the other hand known

  2. Sustainable Community Development Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in graduate education, applied research, and outreach in

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    Sustainable Community Development Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in graduate education, applied research, and outreach in analyses related to sustainable community development as a leading source of information and analysis promoting community development. This will include community

  3. by Robin Chapman and Julien Clinton Sprott The goal of both mathematician and poet is to seek clarity and beauty of expression about

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    Sprott, Julien Clinton

    by Robin Chapman and Julien Clinton Sprott ! ! " " The goal of both mathematician and poet languages. While nature is a common source of inspiration for both mathematician and poet, the poet examines the pages of The Mathematical Intelligencer. But few poets have dared to incorporate mathematical themes

  4. Focus on Effectiveness: A Strategic Plan for Boise State University 2012-2017 Goal 1: Create a signature, high-quality educational experience for all students.

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    Barrash, Warren

    academic and business practices to improve service and efficiency. · Simplify or eliminate policies a model for resource allocation that supports strategic goals and promotes innovation, effectiveness and regulations that waste effort and resources. · Invest in faculty and staff to develop key competencies

  5. 6. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK The initial goal of this thesis was to provide a general technique for the control of complex,

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    Toronto, University of

    96 6. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK The initial goal of this thesis was to provide a general contribution of this thesis is to illustrate that control techniques can be successfully applied to animate this cost. Both are based on the reuse of previously computed models rather than blind reconstruction

  6. Our goal is to develop physically based lighting models and percep-tually based rendering procedures for computer graphics that will

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    Ferwerda, James A.

    be a major paradigm shift for the computer graphics industry, but would have much broader applicability thanAbstract Our goal is to develop physically based lighting models and percep- tually based rendering framework is subdivided into three sub-sections: the local light reflection model, the energy transport

  7. SOLID EARTH OPTION FOR EARTH SCIENCE (GYA/GYS) MAJORS The main goals of the Solid Earth option are to give you an understanding of how our lively

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    Liu, Paul

    SOLID EARTH OPTION FOR EARTH SCIENCE (GYA/GYS) MAJORS The main goals of the Solid Earth option are to give you an understanding of how our lively planet works beneath its surface and of the scientific tools we use to unravel its complex history. Solid Earth science is the study of the materials

  8. Science and Management of Pest Insects, Plant Pathogens and Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research,

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    , high quality, integrated pest management system encompassing the disciplines of entomology, plant and a systems approach will be ongoing. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the application of disciplinaryScience and Management of Pest Insects, Plant Pathogens and Weeds Goal: Colorado State University

  9. Design and Management of Colorado Landscapes Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research,

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    Design and Management of Colorado Landscapes Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus of Colorado landscapes, serve as the primary provider of new management talent for Colorado's green industry, be recognized as the primary source of knowledge for Colorado's landscape industries, and be recognized

  10. Rutgers Business School's Undergraduate Program in New Brunswick offers a minor in Business Administration. The goals of the Rutgers Business School minor in Business Administration are

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    Rutgers Business School's Undergraduate Program in New Brunswick offers a minor in Business Administration. The goals of the Rutgers Business School minor in Business Administration are: · To acquire an understanding of the theories, principles, and practices in the foundations of business (accounting, finance

  11. UNDERGRADUATE MINOR IN "ENERGY ENGINEERING" Objective: The goal is to provide students a list of classes that will enhance their background, knowledge and

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    an Engineering major, students from the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in Arts and SciencesUNDERGRADUATE MINOR IN "ENERGY ENGINEERING" Objective: The goal is to provide students a list. The Minor covers classes in several fields of science and engineering which encompasses the Department

  12. NSF SCALE-UP GRANT ANNUAL REPORT 1998 The goal of the Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Physics (SCALE-

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    Saul, Jeffery M.

    NSF SCALE-UP GRANT ANNUAL REPORT 1998 Summary The goal of the Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Physics (SCALE- UP) is to create and study an introductory calculus-based physics student group. The SCALE-UP curriculum is different from other integrated research-based introductory

  13. Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand The UK's climate goals are ambitious and challenging. Achieving an 80% reduction in GHG emissions

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    Jensen, Max

    Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand The UK's climate goals are ambitious and challenging demand. While many low-energy innovations represent relatively incremental changes to existing on energy demand and carbon emissions; and to provide practical recommendations for UK energy and climate

  14. My research goal is to better integrate technical activities such as behavior modeling, interface design, and system building with conceptualizations of social dynamics as expressed by social

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    Keinan, Alon

    design, and system building with conceptualizations of social dynamics as expressed by social science. For instance, understanding the working of memory might help designers build better memory support toolsMy research goal is to better integrate technical activities such as behavior modeling, interface

  15. Xradia Performance Summary - Update

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    Waters, A M; Martz, H E; Chinn, D J; Logan, C M; Gross, J C; Scott, D

    2004-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) Experiments play an important role in corroborating the improved physics codes that underlie LLNL's Stockpile Stewardship mission. Conducting these experiments, whether on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) or another national facility such as Omega, will require not only improvement in the diagnostics for measuring the experiment, but also detailed knowledge of the as-built target components and assemblies themselves. To assist in this effort, a defined set of well-known reference standards designed to represent a range of HEDP targets have been built and are being used to quantify the performance of different characterization techniques. Without the critical step of using reference standards for qualifying characterization tools there can be no verification of either commercial or internallydeveloped characterization techniques and thus an uncertainty in the as-built-model for the initial condition to the physics codes.

  16. High Performance Quantum Computing

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    Simon J. Devitt; William J. Munro; Kae Nemoto

    2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The architecture scalability afforded by recent proposals of a large scale photonic based quantum computer, utilizing the theoretical developments of topological cluster states and the photonic chip, allows us to move on to a discussion of massively scaled Quantum Information Processing (QIP). In this letter we introduce the model for a secure and unsecured topological cluster mainframe. We consider the quantum analogue of High Performance Computing, where a dedicated server farm is utilized by many users to run algorithms and share quantum data. The scaling structure of photonics based topological cluster computing leads to an attractive future for server based QIP, where dedicated mainframes can be constructed and/or expanded to serve an increasingly hungry user base with the ideal resource for individual quantum information processing.

  17. Performance improvement plan use in implementing conduct of operations

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    Baumhardt, R.J.

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Materials Processing and Waste Management and Environmental Restoration Divisions (NMPD/WMER) of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) operate nineteen individual facilities at Savannah River Site (SRS). These facilities produce the fuel and target assemblies for the SRS Reactors: extract Tritium, Plutonium, Uranium and other isotopes from the irradiated fuel and targets; safely store the radioactive waste from ongoing operations; and encapsulate the waste in a final waste form for long term disposal. Continuous improvement in the operation of all facilities and in the conduct of business at SRS is the goal embodied in the NMPD/WMER Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) discussed in this document. The NMPD/WMER PIP is the mechanism used to establish a basis for operations that will lead to achievement of a performance level that will meet or exceed the standards developed and used in the commercial nuclear power industry.

  18. Performance improvement plan use in implementing conduct of operations

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    Baumhardt, R.J.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Materials Processing and Waste Management and Environmental Restoration Divisions (NMPD/WMER) of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) operate nineteen individual facilities at Savannah River Site (SRS). These facilities produce the fuel and target assemblies for the SRS Reactors: extract Tritium, Plutonium, Uranium and other isotopes from the irradiated fuel and targets; safely store the radioactive waste from ongoing operations; and encapsulate the waste in a final waste form for long term disposal. Continuous improvement in the operation of all facilities and in the conduct of business at SRS is the goal embodied in the NMPD/WMER Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) discussed in this document. The NMPD/WMER PIP is the mechanism used to establish a basis for operations that will lead to achievement of a performance level that will meet or exceed the standards developed and used in the commercial nuclear power industry.

  19. Portals 4 network API definition and performance measurement

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    Brightwell, R. B.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Portals is a low-level network programming interface for distributed memory massively parallel computing systems designed by Sandia, UNM, and Intel. Portals has been designed to provide high message rates and to provide the flexibility to support a variety of higher-level communication paradigms. This project developed and analyzed an implementation of Portals using shared memory in order to measure and understand the impact of using general-purpose compute cores to handle network protocol processing functions. The goal of this study was to evaluate an approach to high-performance networking software design and hardware support that would enable important DOE modeling and simulation applications to perform well and to provide valuable input to Intel so they can make informed decisions about future network software and hardware products that impact DOE applications.

  20. High-performance commercial building systems

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    Selkowitz, Stephen

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes key technical accomplishments resulting from the three year PIER-funded R&D program, ''High Performance Commercial Building Systems'' (HPCBS). The program targets the commercial building sector in California, an end-use sector that accounts for about one-third of all California electricity consumption and an even larger fraction of peak demand, at a cost of over $10B/year. Commercial buildings also have a major impact on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Building design and operations practices that influence energy use are deeply engrained in a fragmented, risk-averse industry that is slow to change. Although California's aggressive standards efforts have resulted in new buildings designed to use less energy than those constructed 20 years ago, the actual savings realized are still well below technical and economic potentials. The broad goal of this program is to develop and deploy a set of energy-saving technologies, strategies, and techniques, and improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings, while improving health, comfort, and performance of occupants, all in a manner consistent with sound economic investment practices. Results are to be broadly applicable to the commercial sector for different building sizes and types, e.g. offices and schools, for different classes of ownership, both public and private, and for owner-occupied as well as speculative buildings. The program aims to facilitate significant electricity use savings in the California commercial sector by 2015, while assuring that these savings are affordable and promote high quality indoor environments. The five linked technical program elements contain 14 projects with 41 distinct R&D tasks. Collectively they form a comprehensive Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program with the potential to capture large savings in the commercial building sector, providing significant economic benefits to building owners and health and performance benefits to occupants. At the same time this program can strengthen the growing energy efficiency industry in California by providing new jobs and growth opportunities for companies providing the technology, systems, software, design, and building services to the commercial sector. The broad objectives across all five program elements were: (1) To develop and deploy an integrated set of tools and techniques to support the design and operation of energy-efficient commercial buildings; (2) To develop open software specifications for a building data model that will support the interoperability of these tools throughout the building life-cycle; (3) To create new technology options (hardware and controls) for substantially reducing controllable lighting, envelope, and cooling loads in buildings; (4) To create and implement a new generation of diagnostic techniques so that commissioning and efficient building operations can be accomplished reliably and cost effectively and provide sustained energy savings; (5) To enhance the health, comfort and performance of building occupants. (6) To provide the information technology infrastructure for owners to minimize their energy costs and manage their energy information in a manner that creates added value for their buildings as the commercial sector transitions to an era of deregulated utility markets, distributed generation, and changing business practices. Our ultimate goal is for our R&D effort to have measurable market impact. This requires that the research tasks be carried out with a variety of connections to key market actors or trends so that they are recognized as relevant and useful and can be adopted by expected users. While some of this activity is directly integrated into our research tasks, the handoff from ''market-connected R&D'' to ''field deployment'' is still an art as well as a science and in many areas requires resources and a timeframe well beyond the scope of this PIER research program. The TAGs, PAC and other industry partners have assisted directly in this effort

  1. Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure a Large Scale Low-Energy Building: Preprint

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    Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Shelton, D.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper will review a procurement, acquisition, and contract process of a large-scale replicable net zero energy (ZEB) office building. The owners developed and implemented an energy performance based design-build process to procure a 220,000 ft2 office building with contractual requirements to meet demand side energy and LEED goals. We will outline the key procurement steps needed to ensure achievement of our energy efficiency and ZEB goals. The development of a clear and comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes specific and measurable energy use intensity goals is critical to ensure energy goals are met in a cost effective manner. The RFP includes a contractual requirement to meet an absolute demand side energy use requirement of 25 kBtu/ft2, with specific calculation methods on what loads are included, how to normalize the energy goal based on increased space efficiency and data center allocation, specific plug loads and schedules, and calculation details on how to account for energy used from the campus hot and chilled water supply. Additional advantages of integrating energy requirements into this procurement process include leveraging the voluntary incentive program, which is a financial incentive based on how well the owner feels the design-build team is meeting the RFP goals.

  2. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Performance Plan

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    to disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste were set forth by Congress in the NWPA. The goals are to develop a repository or repositories for disposing of high-level radioactive waste spent nuclear fuel and high- level radioactive waste. The Board's general goals and strategic objectives

  3. Improving Grid Performance with Electric Vehicle Charging 2011San Diego Gas & Electric Company. All copyright and trademark rights reserved.

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    California at Davis, University of

    Improving Grid Performance with Electric Vehicle Charging © 2011San Diego Gas & Electric Company · Education SDG&E Goal ­ Grid Integrated Charging · More plug-in electric vehicles · More electric grid to a hairdryer) per PEV in the population · Instantaneous demand, 40 all-electric vehicles for one day (8

  4. General syllabus for doctoral (third cycle) education in Performance in Theatre and Music Drama at the University of Gothenburg

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    Johannesson, Henrik

    sense. Subject-specific goals Knowledge and understanding For the degree of Licentiate of Philosophy of Licentiate of Philosophy and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Performance in Theatre and Music Drama as well as international contexts. Judgement and approach For the degree of Licentiate of Philosophy

  5. High Performance Packaging Solutions for Low Cost, Reliable PV Modules: Final Subcontract Report, 26 May 2005 - 30 November 2008

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    Keotla, B. M.; Marinik, B. J.

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During this research effort, Dow Corning Corporation has addressed the PV manufacturing goals of: (i) improving PV manufacturing processes and equipment; (ii) accelerating manufacturing cost reductions of PV modules; (iii) increasing commercial product performance and reliability; and (iv) scaling up U.S. manufacturing capacity.

  6. Duct thermal performance models for large commercial buildings

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    Wray, Craig P.

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the potential for significant energy savings by reducing duct leakage or other thermal losses from duct systems in large commercial buildings, California Title 24 has no provisions to credit energy-efficient duct systems in these buildings. A substantial reason is the lack of readily available simulation tools to demonstrate the energy-saving benefits associated with efficient duct systems in large commercial buildings. The overall goal of the Efficient Distribution Systems (EDS) project within the PIER High Performance Commercial Building Systems Program is to bridge the gaps in current duct thermal performance modeling capabilities, and to expand our understanding of duct thermal performance in California large commercial buildings. As steps toward this goal, our strategy in the EDS project involves two parts: (1) developing a whole-building energy simulation approach for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings, and (2) using the tool to identify the energy impacts of duct leakage in California large commercial buildings, in support of future recommendations to address duct performance in the Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings. The specific technical objectives for the EDS project were to: (1) Identify a near-term whole-building energy simulation approach that can be used in the impacts analysis task of this project (see Objective 3), with little or no modification. A secondary objective is to recommend how to proceed with long-term development of an improved compliance tool for Title 24 that addresses duct thermal performance. (2) Develop an Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) change proposal to include a new metric for thermal distribution system efficiency in the reporting requirements for the 2005 Title 24 Standards. The metric will facilitate future comparisons of different system types using a common ''yardstick''. (3) Using the selected near-term simulation approach, assess the impacts of duct system improvements in California large commercial buildings, over a range of building vintages and climates. This assessment will provide a solid foundation for future efforts that address the energy efficiency of large commercial duct systems in Title 24. This report describes our work to address Objective 1, which includes a review of past modeling efforts related to duct thermal performance, and recommends near- and long-term modeling approaches for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings.

  7. High Performance Network Monitoring

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    Martinez, Jesse E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Network Monitoring requires a substantial use of data and error analysis to overcome issues with clusters. Zenoss and Splunk help to monitor system log messages that are reporting issues about the clusters to monitoring services. Infiniband infrastructure on a number of clusters upgraded to ibmon2. ibmon2 requires different filters to report errors to system administrators. Focus for this summer is to: (1) Implement ibmon2 filters on monitoring boxes to report system errors to system administrators using Zenoss and Splunk; (2) Modify and improve scripts for monitoring and administrative usage; (3) Learn more about networks including services and maintenance for high performance computing systems; and (4) Gain a life experience working with professionals under real world situations. Filters were created to account for clusters running ibmon2 v1.0.0-1 10 Filters currently implemented for ibmon2 using Python. Filters look for threshold of port counters. Over certain counts, filters report errors to on-call system administrators and modifies grid to show local host with issue.

  8. Environmental Public Health Performance Standards

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    Environmental Public Health Performance Standards Environmental Health Program Self Agency: Total Environmental Health Program Budget: #12;Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (v. 2.0); Environmental Health Program Assessment Instrument, 1/7/2010 Page 2 Proportion

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contracting Webinars

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides a listing of past Energy Savings Performance Contracting webinars and associated files. Author: U. S Department of Energy

  10. Performance Metrics for Commercial Buildings

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Wang, Na; Romero, Rachel L.; Deru, Michael P.

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercial building owners and operators have requested a standard set of key performance metrics to provide a systematic way to evaluate the performance of their buildings. The performance metrics included in this document provide standard metrics for the energy, water, operations and maintenance, indoor environmental quality, purchasing, waste and recycling and transportation impact of their building. The metrics can be used for comparative performance analysis between existing buildings and industry standards to clarify the impact of sustainably designed and operated buildings.

  11. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF PID CONTROLLERS

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    Marquez, Horacio J.

    PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF PID CONTROLLERS W. Tan, H. J. Marquez, and T. Chen§ Abstract: Criteria based on disturbance rejection and system robustness are proposed to assess the performance of PID-loop or multi-loop. Key Words: PID Control; Tuning; Performance; Robustness; Structured Singular Value. 1

  12. Environmental Public Health Performance Standards

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    Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (Version 2.0) Updated May 2014 National Center for Environmental Health Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services #12;#12;Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (Version 2.0) Updated May 2014 #12;Environmental Public Health Performance Standards

  13. High Performance Computing contributions to

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    High Performance Computing contributions to DoD Mission Success 2002 #12;Approved for public/C nanotube in a field emitter configuration #12;HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING contributions tocontributions ­ SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Introduction 3 Overview of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program 3

  14. Technology Performance Exchange (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet, 'The Technology Performance Exchange' will be presented at the ET Summit, held at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 15-17, 2012. The Technology Performance Exchange will be a centralized, Web-based portal for finding and sharing energy performance data for commercial building technologies.

  15. BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING DURING CONSTRUCTION

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    Toole, T. Michael

    1 BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING DURING CONSTRUCTION T. Michael Toole1 and Matthew Hallowell2 of building performance engineering tasks on design-bid-build projects are typically provided by entities building construction projects. Twenty four building performance engineering tasks were required

  16. Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes

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    Rudd, A.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The topic of this Building America expert meeting was 'Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes,' which was held on October 16, 2012, in Westford, MA, and brought together experts in the field of residential humidity control to address modeling issues for dehumidification. The presentations and discussions centered on computer simulation and field experience with these systems, with the goal of developing foundational information to support the development of a Building America Measure Guideline on this topic.

  17. CS120 Lab 7 --Arduino and LC3 The goal for this lab is to get everyone up to speed using both the LC3 simulator and the

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    Madden, Patrick H.

    CS120 Lab 7 -- Arduino and LC3 The goal for this lab is to get everyone up to speed using both the LC3 simulator and the Arduino, and to make connections between C-language control structures (if ELSEPART AND R1, R1, #0 ADD R1, R1, #4 WHATEVER HALT .END Arduino code LC3 simulator code Type both code

  18. Environmental Compliance Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Compliance Environmental Compliance Performance Environmental Compliance Performance Most Office of Environmental Management (EM) cleanup is being performed under the...

  19. 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department...

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    DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan The 2012 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan embodies DOE's...

  20. Evaluation of Model Results and Measured Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes in Hawaii: Preprint

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    Norton, P.; Kiatreungwattana, K.; Kelly, K. J.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Kaupuni community consists of 19 affordable net-zero energy homes that were built within the Waianae Valley of Oahu, Hawaii in 2011. The project was developed for the native Hawaiian community led by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. This paper presents a comparison of the modeled and measured energy performance of the homes. Over the first year of occupancy, the community as a whole performed within 1% of the net-zero energy goals. The data show a range of performance from house to house with the majority of the homes consistently near or exceeding net-zero, while a few fall short of the predicted net-zero energy performance. The impact of building floor plan, weather, and cooling set point on this comparison is discussed. The project demonstrates the value of using building energy simulations as a tool to assist the project to achieve energy performance goals. Lessons learned from the energy performance monitoring has had immediate benefits in providing feedback to the homeowners, and will be used to influence future energy efficient designs in Hawaii and other tropical climates.

  1. Accurate condenser performance monitoring guidelines provided by new ASME condenser test code

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    Burns, J.M. [Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, MA (United States); Almquist, C.W. [Principia Research Corporation, Knoxville, TN (United States); Hernandez, E. [Public Service Electric & Gas, Maplewood, NJ (United States)] [and others

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The condenser has an important influence on plant heat rate. As a result, most utilities with heat rate goals include the condenser in performance monitoring plans. The objective of this paper is to provide utilities with reasonably accurate condenser monitoring techniques that are based on the soon to be published revised ASME Performance Test Code (PTC) 12.2 Condenser Test Code. Pertinent theory and parameters which most specifically represent the performance of the condenser will be presented. Variables for effective performance trending will be listed. Practical instrumentation methods will be outlined. Ways of avoiding methods that yield unresponsive or misrepresentative indications of condenser performance will be discussed. This paper describes how the new ASME PTC 12.2 can be used for cost effective monitoring plans.

  2. Supercomputer and cluster performance modeling and analysis efforts:2004-2006.

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    Sturtevant, Judith E.; Ganti, Anand; Meyer, Harold (Hal) Edward; Stevenson, Joel O.; Benner, Robert E., Jr. (.,; .); Goudy, Susan Phelps; Doerfler, Douglas W.; Domino, Stefan Paul; Taylor, Mark A.; Malins, Robert Joseph; Scott, Ryan T.; Barnette, Daniel Wayne; Rajan, Mahesh; Ang, James Alfred; Black, Amalia Rebecca; Laub, Thomas William; Vaughan, Courtenay Thomas; Franke, Brian Claude

    2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes efforts by the Performance Modeling and Analysis Team to investigate performance characteristics of Sandia's engineering and scientific applications on the ASC capability and advanced architecture supercomputers, and Sandia's capacity Linux clusters. Efforts to model various aspects of these computers are also discussed. The goals of these efforts are to quantify and compare Sandia's supercomputer and cluster performance characteristics; to reveal strengths and weaknesses in such systems; and to predict performance characteristics of, and provide guidelines for, future acquisitions and follow-on systems. Described herein are the results obtained from running benchmarks and applications to extract performance characteristics and comparisons, as well as modeling efforts, obtained during the time period 2004-2006. The format of the report, with hypertext links to numerous additional documents, purposefully minimizes the document size needed to disseminate the extensive results from our research.

  3. Human performance modeling for system of systems analytics :soldier fatigue.

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    Lawton, Craig R.; Campbell, James E.; Miller, Dwight Peter

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The military has identified Human Performance Modeling (HPM) as a significant requirement and challenge of future systems modeling and analysis initiatives as can be seen in the Department of Defense's (DoD) Defense Modeling and Simulation Office's (DMSO) Master Plan (DoD 5000.59-P 1995). To this goal, the military is currently spending millions of dollars on programs devoted to HPM in various military contexts. Examples include the Human Performance Modeling Integration (HPMI) program within the Air Force Research Laboratory, which focuses on integrating HPMs with constructive models of systems (e.g. cockpit simulations) and the Navy's Human Performance Center (HPC) established in September 2003. Nearly all of these initiatives focus on the interface between humans and a single system. This is insufficient in the era of highly complex network centric SoS. This report presents research and development in the area of HPM in a system-of-systems (SoS). Specifically, this report addresses modeling soldier fatigue and the potential impacts soldier fatigue can have on SoS performance.

  4. Stochastic PV performance/reliability model : preview of alpha version.

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    Stein, Joshua S.; Miller, Steven P.

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Problem Statement: (1) Uncertainties in PV system performance and reliability impact business decisions - Project cost and financing estimates, Pricing service contracts and guarantees, Developing deployment and O&M strategies; (2) Understanding and reducing these uncertainties will help make the PV industry more competitive (3) Performance has typically been estimated without much attention to reliability of components; and (4) Tools are needed to assess all inputs to the value proposition (e.g., LCOE, cash flow, reputation, etc.). Goals and objectives are: (1) Develop a stochastic simulation model (in GoldSim) that can represent PV system performance as a function of system design, weather, reliability, and O&M policies; (2) Evaluate performance for an example system to quantify sources of uncertainty and identify dominant parameters via a sensitivity study; and (3) Example System - 1 inverter, 225 kW DC Array latitude tilt (90 strings of 12 modules {l_brace}1080 modules{r_brace}), Weather from Tucumcari, NM (TMY2 with annual uncertainty).

  5. Improving cryogenic deuterium–tritium implosion performance on OMEGA

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    Sangster, T. C.; Goncharov, V. N.; Betti, R.; Radha, P. B.; Boehly, T. R.; Collins, T. J. B.; Craxton, R. S.; Delettrez, J. A.; Edgell, D. H.; Epstein, R.; Forrest, C. J.; Froula, D. H.; Glebov, Y. Yu.; Harding, D. R.; Hohenberger, M.; Hu, S. X.; Igumenshchev, I. V.; Janezic, R.; Kelly, J. H.; Kessler, T. J. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)] [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); and others

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A flexible direct-drive target platform is used to implode cryogenic deuterium–tritium (DT) capsules on the OMEGA laser [Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. The goal of these experiments is to demonstrate ignition hydrodynamically equivalent performance where the laser drive intensity, the implosion velocity, the fuel adiabat, and the in-flight aspect ratio (IFAR) are the same as those for a 1.5-MJ target [Goncharov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 165001 (2010)] designed to ignite on the National Ignition Facility [Hogan et al., Nucl. Fusion 41, 567 (2001)]. The results from a series of 29 cryogenic DT implosions are presented. The implosions were designed to span a broad region of design space to study target performance as a function of shell stability (adiabat) and implosion velocity. Ablation-front perturbation growth appears to limit target performance at high implosion velocities. Target outer-surface defects associated with contaminant gases in the DT fuel are identified as the dominant perturbation source at the ablation surface; performance degradation is confirmed by 2D hydrodynamic simulations that include these defects. A trend in the value of the Lawson criterion [Betti et al., Phys. Plasmas 17, 058102 (2010)] for each of the implosions in adiabat–IFAR space suggests the existence of a stability boundary that leads to ablator mixing into the hot spot for the most ignition-equivalent designs.

  6. Performance of the biose cascade-INEL manufactured solar home

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    Lau, A S; Liebelt, K H; Scofield, M P; Shinn, N R

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two manufactured active solar homes using air collectors and rock storage were designed, bult and are being tested. The cooperative, DOE-funded project involves. Boise Cascade Corporation and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The two primary goals of the project are to develop an active solar heating system that is cost-effective now, and to provide significant market penetration through the involvement of Boise Cascade, a major manufacturer of factory built houses. A brief discussion of the houses and solar systems is included, with more detailed discussion of the desktop-computer based data acquisition system and initial performance results. The 1979 cooling season data indicated a need for modifications to achieve adequate cooling system performance. Data from the heating season showed good agreement with calculations, especially the house heat loss coefficient. However, solar heating fractions were lower than predicted and an examination of the collector operating efficiency showed the collector losses to be approximately three times higher than predicted. Tests are underway to better understand the large collection losses. Comparison of the performance data and f-chart predictions shows significant differences, with predicted solar fractions being lower than actual. The solar domestic hot water preheating system performed reasonably well, with significant thermal losses noticed from the auxiliary hot water heater. Recommendations are made for the design of solar air-heating systems.

  7. Review of PV Inverter Technology Cost and Performance Projections

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    Navigant Consulting Inc.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has a major responsibility in the implementation of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy Technologies Program. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has a major role in supporting inverter development, characterization, standards, certifications, and verifications. The Solar Energy Technologies Program recently published a Multiyear Technical Plan, which establishes a goal of reducing the Levelized Energy Cost (LEC) for photovoltaic (PV) systems to $0.06/kWh by 2020. The Multiyear Technical Plan estimates that, in order to meet the PV system goal, PV inverter prices will need to decline to $0.25-0.30 Wp by 2020. DOE determined the need to conduct a rigorous review of the PV Program's technical and economic targets, including the target set for PV inverters. NREL requested that Navigant Consulting Inc.(NCI) conduct a review of historical and projected cost and performance improvements for PV inverters, including identification of critical barriers identified and the approaches government might use to address them.

  8. Westinghouse Hanford Company Health and Safety Performance Report. First quarter calendar year 1995

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    Lansing, K.A.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the first quarter of CY 1995, four of the WHC sitewide ALARA performance goals were completed on or ahead of schedule. One of the completed goals related to reduction of radiological areas at WHC-managed facilities. Due to anticipated resource reductions and increased scope of work, several facilities escalated their reduction schedule. This allowed the ALARA goal to be completed and exceeded ahead of schedule. Industrial Safety and Health initiatives are being pursued in areas such as workplace ergonomics, safety training, and standards development. Positive efforts are ongoing in the areas of management commitment and employee involvement through the WHC Voluntary Protection Program. Successful implementation continues through the President`s Accident Prevention Council (PAPC) and division employee Accident Prevention Councils. The Company now has established CY 1995 PAPC goals. Major programmatic accomplishments completed during this reporting period include the Department of Energy-Headquarters (DOE-HQ) formally endorsing the Radiological Control organization`s approach toward development of the Radiation Protection Program (RPP) document. The DOE-HQ has recognized the significant contributions and leadership that Radiological Control has provided in planning and implementation of this ``model example of an RPP`` across the DOE complex and is encouraging other sites to contact WHC for assistance in developing their RPPs.

  9. Direct contact heat exchanger performance

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    Wahl, E. F.

    1981-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the final performance result of a DCHE is the cost of the net electricity produced, the best performance cannot be achieved without optimizing the components of the system as well as the whole system. Thus collection and analysis of data on the internal performance of the column assists in optimizing the operation of the particular column as well as in suggesting ways for improving the operation and design of future columns.

  10. Momentive Performance Materials Distillation Intercharger

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    Boucher, N.; Baisley, T.; Beers, C.; Cameron, R.; Holman, K.; Kotkoskie, T.; Norris, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presenter: Nicki (Collins) Boucher Project Team: T. Baisley, C. Beers, R. Cameron, K. Holman, T. Kotkoskie, K. Norris Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Waterford, NY May 23, 2013 Industrial Energy Technology Conference ACC Responsible... Care? Energy Efficiency Program Momentive Performance Materials Distillation Interchanger ESL-IE-13-05-20 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 Copyright 2013 Momentive Performance...

  11. Preliminary performance of HT datalink

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    Cieslewski, Grzegorz

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary performance of HT HS datalink at room temperature over 5000ft of wireline. The data shows ablility of the datalink to adapt by decreasing speed.

  12. Optimizing performance of energy systems

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    Stricker, S.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This book discusses optimizing performance of energy systems. Topics covered include a test station, heat flow integrator, microcomputer control of MIMIC operation, and microcomputer control of simulation operation.

  13. Preliminary performance of HT datalink

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    Cieslewski, Grzegorz

    Preliminary performance of HT HS datalink at room temperature over 5000ft of wireline. The data shows ablility of the datalink to adapt by decreasing speed.

  14. High-Performance Nanostructured Coating

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

    design utilizing a nanoparticle in dielectric matrix approach is used to achieve high optical performance. New refractory materials are used to either make or coat the...

  15. DPF Performance with Biodiesel Blends

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

    DPF Performance with Biodiesel Blends Aaron Williams, Bob McCormick, Bob Hayes, John Ireland National Renewable Energy Laboratory Howard L. Fang Cummins, Inc. Diesel Engine...

  16. Home Performance with Energy Star

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Through the Home Performance with Energy Star program, Focus on Energy offers instant rewards for installing select recommended efficiency measures following a home energy audit. Energy consultants...

  17. Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes

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    Alinger, Matthew

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This final report summarizes the progress made during the October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2013 period under Cooperative Agreement DE-NT0004109 for the U. S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE/NETL) entitled “Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes”. The primary objective of this program is to develop a performance degradation mitigation path for high performing, cost-effective solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Strategies to mitigate performance degradation are developed and implemented. In addition, thermal spray manufacturing of SOFCs is explored. Combined, this work establishes a basis for cost-effective SOFC cells.

  18. Operation and Performance of a Biphase Turbine Power Plant at the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field (Final Report)

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    Hays, Lance G. [Douglas Energy Company, Placentia, CA (United States)

    2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A full scale, wellhead Biphase turbine was manufactured and installed with the balance of plant at Well 103 of the Cerro Prieto geothermal resource in Baja, California. The Biphase turbine was first synchronized with the electrical grid of Comision Federal de Electricidad on August 20, 1997. The Biphase power plant was operated from that time until May 23, 2000, a period of 2 years and 9 months. A total of 77,549 kWh were delivered to the grid. The power plant was subsequently placed in a standby condition pending replacement of the rotor with a newly designed, higher power rotor and replacement of the bearings and seals. The maximum measured power output of the Biphase turbine, 808 kWe at 640 psig wellhead pressure, agreed closely with the predicted output, 840 kWe. When combined with the backpressure steam turbine the total output power from that flow would be increased by 40% above the power derived only from the flow by the present flash steam plant. The design relations used to predict performance and design the turbine were verified by these tests. The performance and durability of the Biphase turbine support the conclusion of the Economics and Application Report previously published, (Appendix A). The newly designed rotor (the Dual Pressure Rotor) was analyzed for the above power condition. The Dual Pressure Rotor would increase the power output to 2064 kWe by incorporating two pressure letdown stages in the Biphase rotor, eliminating the requirement for a backpressure steam turbine. The power plant availability was low due to deposition of solids from the well on the Biphase rotor and balance of plant problems. A great deal of plant down time resulted from the requirement to develop methods to handle the solids and from testing the apparatus in the Biphase turbine. Finally an online, washing method using the high pressure two-phase flow was developed which completely eliminated the solids problem. The availability of the Biphase turbine itself was 100% after implementations of this method in March 2000. However, failures of instrumentation and control system components led to additional plant down time and damage to the bearings and seals. The enthalpy and pressure of well 103 declined substantially from the inception of the project. When the project was started the wellhead pressure and enthalpy were 760 psig and 882 Btu/lb respectively. At the time the plant was placed in standby the corresponding values were only 525 psig and 658 Btu/lb. This reduced the available plant power to only 400 kWe making the project economically unfeasible. However, replacement of the existing rotor with the Dual Pressure Rotor and replacement of the bearings and seals will enable the existing Biphase turbine to produce 1190 kWe at the present well conditions without the backpressure steam turbine. Operation with the present staff can then be sustained by selling power under the existing Agreement with CFE. Implementation of this option is recommended with operation of the facility to continue as a demonstration plant. Biphase turbine theory, design and performance are reported herein. The construction of the Biphase turbine and power plant and operational experience are detailed. Improvements in the Biphase turbine are indicated and analyzed. The impact of Biphase techonology on geothermal power production is discussed and recommendations made.

  19. SCENARIOS FOR MEETING CALIFORNIA'S 2050 CLIMATE GOALS California's Carbon Challenge Phase II Volume I: Non-Electricity Sectors and Overall Scenario Results

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    Wei, Max; Greenblatt, Jeffrey; Donovan, Sally; Nelson, James; Mileva, Ana; Johnston, Josiah; Kammen, Daniel

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study provides an updated analysis of long-term energy system scenarios for California consistent with the State meeting its 2050 climate goal, including detailed analysis and assessment of electricity system build-out, operation, and costs across the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region. Four key elements are found to be critical for the State to achieve its 2050 goal of 80 percent greenhouse (GHG) reductions from the 1990 level: aggressive energy efficiency; clean electricity; widespread electrification of passenger vehicles, building heating, and industry heating; and large-scale production of low-carbon footprint biofuels to largely replace petroleum-based liquid fuels. The approach taken here is that technically achievable energy efficiency measures are assumed to be achieved by 2050 and aggregated with the other key elements mentioned above to estimate resultant emissions in 2050. The energy and non-energy sectors are each assumed to have the objective of meeting an 80 percent reduction from their respective 1990 GHG levels for the purposes of analysis. A different partitioning of energy and non-energy sector GHG greenhouse reductions is allowed if emission reductions in one sector are more economic or technically achievable than in the other. Similarly, within the energy or non-energy sectors, greater or less than 80 percent reduction from 1990 is allowed for sub-sectors within the energy or non-energy sectors as long as the overall target is achieved. Overall emissions for the key economy-wide scenarios are considered in this report. All scenarios are compliant or nearly compliant with the 2050 goal. This finding suggests that multiple technical pathways exist to achieve the target with aggressive policy support and continued technology development of largely existing technologies.

  20. Effects of Extreme Sleep Deprivation on Human Performance

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    Tuan Tran; Kimberly R. Raddatz; Elizabeth T. Cady; Bradford Amstutz; Pete D. Elgin; Christopher Vowels; Gerald Deehan

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sleep is a fundamental recuperative process for the nervous system. Disruption of this homeostatic drive can lead to severe impairments of the operator’s ability to perceive, recognize, and respond to emergencies and/or unanticipated events, putting the operator at risk. Therefore, establishing a comprehensive understanding of how sleep deprivation influences human performance is essential in order to counter fatigue or to develop mitigation strategies. The goal of the present study was to examine the psychological effects of prolonged sleep deprivation (approx. 75 hrs) over a four-day span on a general aviation pilot flying a fixed-based flight simulator. During the study, a series of tasks were employed every four hours in order to examine the pilot’s perceptual and higher level cognitive abilities. Overall, results suggest that the majority of cognitive and perceptual degradation occurs between 30-40 hours into the flight. Limitations and future research directions are also discussed.

  1. Generalized Portable SHMEM Library for High Performance Computing

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    Krzysztof Parzyszek

    2003-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation describes the efforts to design and implement the Generalized Portable SHMEM library, GPSHMEM, as well as supplementary tools. There are two major components of the GPSHMEM project: the GPSHMEM library itself and the Fortran 77 source-to-source translator. The rest of this thesis is divided into two parts. Part I introduces the shared memory model and the distributed shared memory model. It explains the motivation behind GPSHMEM and presents its functionality and performance results. Part II is entirely devoted to the Fortran 77 translator call fgpp. The need for such a tool is demonstrated, functionality goals are stated, and the design issues are presented along with the development of the solutions.

  2. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TURBO CODES

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    Alajaji, Fady

    PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TURBO CODES by Guangchong Zhu A project submitted to the Department named ``Turbo codes'' which claims an extraordinary performance with reasonable decoding complexity. In this project, we begin with a study on the structure and principle of Turbo codes. We then investigate

  3. Development of a high-performance coal-fired power generating system with pyrolysis gas and char-fired high-temperature furnace (HITAF): Volume 3. Final report

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    NONE

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Testing of an atmospheric circulating bed pyrolyzer was done at Southern Illinois University. A variety of experiments have been conducted in a laboratory scale pyrolyzer with coal input flow rates from 2 to 6 lb/h. three feed coal particle sizes, corresponding to a nominal -40 mesh, -30 mesh and -18 mesh were used. The limestone used in the tests was a Genstar limestone. Parameters investigated in the tests include the influence of superficial velocity, temperature and coal-air mass ratios. Char particle size distributions under various test conditions have been measured and the char composition determined. Fuel gas composition, yields and heating values have been investigated. Char morphology has been studied using scanning electron microscopy. Char reactivity for selected samples has been measures, and the influence of feed coal size, bed temperature and superficial velocity has been determined. Material balance calculations have been performed and found to be in very good agreement. Energy audit calculations for the process have been made to investigate the flow of energy and to estimate the losses during the process. Full details of the data, results obtained and conclusions drawn are presented.

  4. Residential Forced Air System Cabinet Leakage and Blower Performance

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    Walker, Iain S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plan goals of net zero energy new homes by 2020, as well as Plan goals of net zero energy new homes by 2020, as well as 

  5. Sampling Approaches for Multi-Domain Internet Performance Measurement Infrastructures

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    Calyam, Prasad

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The next-generation of high-performance networks being developed in DOE communities are critical for supporting current and emerging data-intensive science applications. The goal of this project is to investigate multi-domain network status sampling techniques and tools to measure/analyze performance, and thereby provide “network awareness” to end-users and network operators in DOE communities. We leverage the infrastructure and datasets available through perfSONAR, which is a multi-domain measurement framework that has been widely deployed in high-performance computing and networking communities; the DOE community is a core developer and the largest adopter of perfSONAR. Our investigations include development of semantic scheduling algorithms, measurement federation policies, and tools to sample multi-domain and multi-layer network status within perfSONAR deployments. We validate our algorithms and policies with end-to-end measurement analysis tools for various monitoring objectives such as network weather forecasting, anomaly detection, and fault-diagnosis. In addition, we develop a multi-domain architecture for an enterprise-specific perfSONAR deployment that can implement monitoring-objective based sampling and that adheres to any domain-specific measurement policies.

  6. performance

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartmentNationalRestart of the Review of theOFFICE OF8/%2A ennike | National7/%2A0/%2A4/%2A

  7. Advanced Turbine System (ATS): Task 1, System scoping and feasibility study. Final report

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    van der Linden, S.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Present GT(Gas Turbine) Systems are available to achieve 52% (LHV) thermal efficiencies, plants in construction will be capable of 54%, and the goal of this study is to identify incentives, technical issues, and resource requirements to develop natural gas-and coal-compatible ATS which would have a goal of 60% or greater based on LHV. The prime objective of this project task is to select a natural gas-fired ATS (Advanced Turbine System) that could be manufactured and marketed should development costs not be at issue with the goals of: (1) Coal of electricity 10% below 1991 vintage power plants in same market class and size. (2) Expected performance 60% efficiency and higher, (3) Emission levels, NO{sub x} < 10 ppM (0.15 lb/MW-h), CO < 20 ppM (0.30 lb/MW-h), and UHC < 20 ppM (0.30 lb/MW-h). ABB screening studies have identified the gas-fueled combined cycle as the most promising full scale solution to achieve the set goals for 1988--2002. This conclusion is based on ABB`s experience level, as well as the multi-step potential of the combined cycle process to improve in many component without introducing radical changes that might increase costs and lower RAM. The technical approach to achieve 60% or better thermal efficiency will include increased turbine inlet temperatures, compressor intercooling, as well a improvements in material, turbine cooling technology and the steam turbine. Use of improved component efficiencies will achieve gas-fired cycle performance of 61.78%. Conversion to coal-firing will result in system performance of 52.17%.

  8. Advanced Turbine System (ATS): Task 1, System scoping and feasibility study

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    van der Linden, S.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Present GT(Gas Turbine) Systems are available to achieve 52% (LHV) thermal efficiencies, plants in construction will be capable of 54%, and the goal of this study is to identify incentives, technical issues, and resource requirements to develop natural gas-and coal-compatible ATS which would have a goal of 60% or greater based on LHV. The prime objective of this project task is to select a natural gas-fired ATS (Advanced Turbine System) that could be manufactured and marketed should development costs not be at issue with the goals of: (1) Coal of electricity 10% below 1991 vintage power plants in same market class and size. (2) Expected performance 60% efficiency and higher, (3) Emission levels, NO[sub x] < 10 ppM (0.15 lb/MW-h), CO < 20 ppM (0.30 lb/MW-h), and UHC < 20 ppM (0.30 lb/MW-h). ABB screening studies have identified the gas-fueled combined cycle as the most promising full scale solution to achieve the set goals for 1988--2002. This conclusion is based on ABB's experience level, as well as the multi-step potential of the combined cycle process to improve in many component without introducing radical changes that might increase costs and lower RAM. The technical approach to achieve 60% or better thermal efficiency will include increased turbine inlet temperatures, compressor intercooling, as well a improvements in material, turbine cooling technology and the steam turbine. Use of improved component efficiencies will achieve gas-fired cycle performance of 61.78%. Conversion to coal-firing will result in system performance of 52.17%.

  9. Deputy Inspector General for audit services. FY 1998 annual performance plan

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    NONE

    1997-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan outlines the audie strategies that the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services intends to implement and execute in Fiscal Year (FY) 1998. The plan also includes the details of efforts to improve customer service and to implement the Inspector General`s streamlining initiatives. The FY 1997/1998 Strategic Plan emphasizes six key issue areas: Financial Management, Contract Administration, Program Management, Environmental Quality, Infrastructure and Administrative Safeguards. These issue areas were chosen to ensure that the Inspector General`s audit, inspection, and investigative functions are focused to assist the Department to reach its goals, pursue its strategies, and monitor its success indicators. This plan also establishes goals, objectives, and performance measures, which are discussed in detail in Appendix I.

  10. Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting | Department of...

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    Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting Provides a tutorial in the fundamentals of Energy Savings Performance Contracting...

  11. Energy Savings Performance Contracting | Department of Energy

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

    Savings Performance Contracting Energy Savings Performance Contracting Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that...

  12. Abstract Scalable Performance Engineering Notation | ORNL

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    Abstract Scalable Performance Engineering Notation May 01, 2013 Aspen (Abstract Scalable Performance Engineering Notation) is a domain specific language for performance modeling...

  13. Computational biology and high performance computing

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    Shoichet, Brian

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biology and High Performance Computing Manfred Zorn, TeresaBiology and High Performance Computing Presenters: Manfred99-Portland High performance computing has become one of the

  14. Borla Performance Industries, Inc. | Department of Energy

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    Borla Performance Industries, Inc. America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge 1830 likes Borla Performance Industries, Inc. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Borla Performance...

  15. Statistical Performance Modeling of SRAMs

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    Zhao, Chang

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Yield analysis is a critical step in memory designs considering a variety of performance constraints. Traditional circuit level Monte-Carlo simulations for yield estimation of Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) cell is quite time consuming due...

  16. 2014 PV Performance Modeling Workshop

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    2014 PV Performance Modeling Workshop Photo courtesy of Sempra Energy 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday, May 5, 2014 At Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, California 512014 Agenda: Start Time...

  17. High Performance Incentive Program (Kansas)

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    High Performance Incentive Program provides tax incentives to eligible employers that pay above-average wages and have a strong commitment to skills development for their workers. A substantial...

  18. Portable performance on heterogeneous architectures

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    Phothilimthana, Phitchaya Mangpo

    Trends in both consumer and high performance computing are bringing not only more cores, but also increased heterogeneity among the computational resources within a single machine. In many machines, one of the greatest ...

  19. Energy Management Programs- Monitoring Performance

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    Pauls, S. P.; Shamy, M. D.

    ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS - MONITORING PERFORMANCE Stanley P. Pauls Mustafa D. Shamy Merck & Co., Inc. Rahway, N. J. ABSTRACT of the historical energy consumption records. Energy use standards have been established to Steam Model monitor... energy conservation performance in bulk pharmaceutical plants. The model considers The basic steam model for most industrial process, comfort heating, and fixed loads. operations is made up of the following components: As the oil crisis developed...

  20. REGULATORY CONCEPTS ON SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

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    of alternative fuels needed to substantially reduce petroleum use in California carries the risk of encouraging no legal liability for the information in this paper; nor does any party represent that the uses communities can enjoy the economic benefits of replacing petroleum with alternative fuel. After extensive

  1. Small Business Goals and Statistics

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    & Statistics The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is committed to supporting the small business objectives of the U.S. Government and the Department of Energy (DOE) and recognizes...

  2. NERSC-GoalsProcess.pptx

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Opticalhttp://www.fnal.gov/directorate/nalcal/nalcal02_07_05_files/nalcal.gifA Comparison of2009 UsercBasic EnergyMarch 1

  3. Socioeconomic procurement goals and achievements

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administrationcontroller systemsBiSite CulturalDepartment ofat Home | DepartmentThomasSocioeconomic

  4. Aligning Incentives With Program Goals

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    Presents techniques used by Michigan Saves to increase participation and provide greater incentives.

  5. This project is funded by an MIT Martin Family Fellowship and a MITEI Seed Fund Grant Leveraging High Performance Computation for Statistical Wind Power Prediction

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    High Performance Computation for Statistical Wind Power Prediction Cy Chan*, James Stalker**, Alan for wind power forecasting is becoming imperative as wind energy becomes a larger contributor to the energy learning techniques for improving wind power prediction, with the goal of finding better ways to deliver

  6. GASIFICATION PLANT COST AND PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION

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    Samuel S. Tam

    2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this series of design and estimating efforts was to start from the as-built design and actual operating data from the DOE sponsored Wabash River Coal Gasification Repowering Project and to develop optimized designs for several coal and petroleum coke IGCC power and coproduction projects. First, the team developed a design for a grass-roots plant equivalent to the Wabash River Coal Gasification Repowering Project to provide a starting point and a detailed mid-year 2000 cost estimate based on the actual as-built plant design and subsequent modifications (Subtask 1.1). This unoptimized plant has a thermal efficiency of 38.3% (HHV) and a mid-year 2000 EPC cost of 1,681 $/kW. This design was enlarged and modified to become a Petroleum Coke IGCC Coproduction Plant (Subtask 1.2) that produces hydrogen, industrial grade steam, and fuel gas for an adjacent Gulf Coast petroleum refinery in addition to export power. A structured Value Improving Practices (VIP) approach was applied to reduce costs and improve performance. The base case (Subtask 1.3) Optimized Petroleum Coke IGCC Coproduction Plant increased the power output by 16% and reduced the plant cost by 23%. The study looked at several options for gasifier sparing to enhance availability. Subtask 1.9 produced a detailed report on this availability analyses study. The Subtask 1.3 Next Plant, which retains the preferred spare gasification train approach, only reduced the cost by about 21%, but it has the highest availability (94.6%) and produces power at 30 $/MW-hr (at a 12% ROI). Thus, such a coke-fueled IGCC coproduction plant could fill a near term niche market. In all cases, the emissions performance of these plants is superior to the Wabash River project. Subtasks 1.5A and B developed designs for single-train coal and coke-fueled power plants. This side-by-side comparison of these plants, which contain the Subtask 1.3 VIP enhancements, showed their similarity both in design and cost (1,318 $/kW for the coal plant and 1,260 $/kW for the coke plant). Therefore, in the near term, a coke IGCC power plant could penetrate the market and provide a foundation for future coal-fueled facilities. Subtask 1.6 generated a design, cost estimate and economics for a multiple train coal-fueled IGCC powerplant, also based on the Subtaks 1.3 cases. The Subtask 1.6 four gasification train plant has a thermal efficiency of 40.6% (HHV) and cost 1,066 $/kW. The single-train advanced Subtask 1.4 plant, which uses an advanced ''G/H-class'' combustion turbine, can have a thermal efficiency of 45.4% (HHV) and a plant cost of 1,096 $/kW. Multi-train plants will further reduce the cost. Again, all these plants have superior emissions performance. Subtask 1.7 developed an optimized design for a coal to hydrogen plant. At current natural gas prices, this facility is not competitive with hydrogen produced from natural gas. The preferred scenario is to coproduce hydrogen in a plant similar to Subtask 1.3, as described above. Subtask 1.8 evaluated the potential merits of warm gas cleanup technology. This study showed that selective catalytic oxidation of hydrogen sulfide (SCOHS) is promising. As gasification technology matures, SCOHS and other improvements identified in this study will lead to further cost reductions and efficiency improvements.

  7. Total System Performance Assessment Peer Review Panel

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    Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) Peer Review Panel for predicting the performance of a repository at Yucca Mountain.

  8. Performance Based Service Acquisition Toolkit | Department of...

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

    Procurement and Acquisition Guidance Contracting for Support Services Performance Based Service Acquisition Toolkit Performance Based Service Acquisition Toolkit...

  9. Accelerating Energy Savings Performance Contracting Through Model...

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

    Accelerating Energy Savings Performance Contracting Through Model Statewide Programs Accelerating Energy Savings Performance Contracting Through Model Statewide Programs Provides...

  10. Investigating Commercial Cellulase Performances Toward Specific...

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    Commercial Cellulase Performances Toward Specific Biomass Recalcitrance Factors Using Reference Substrates. Investigating Commercial Cellulase Performances Toward Specific Biomass...

  11. SCR Performance Optimization Through Advancements in Aftertreatment...

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

    Performance Optimization Through Advancements in Aftertreatment Packaging SCR Performance Optimization Through Advancements in Aftertreatment Packaging The impact of improved urea...

  12. hen Thomas Jefferson designed the Lawn, his goal was to create a machine for learning, albeit a very beautiful one. His arrange-

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    Humphrey, Marty

    is a key step on the path toward net-zero energy high- performance green buildings." They will also contribute to Rice Hall's attaining a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Additionally-performance green buildings. --Mitch Rosen, Chief Technology Officer " " #12;5 Left: Renderings of Rice Hall

  13. Leveraging U.S. nuclear weapons policy to advance U.S. nonproliferation goals : implications of major theories of international relations.

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    Walter, Andrew

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    National policymakers are currently considering a dilemma of critical importance to the continued security of the United States: how can U.S. nuclear weapons policies be leveraged to benefit U.S. nuclear nonproliferation goals in the near-term, without sacrificing U.S. national security? In its role supporting U.S. nuclear weapons policy, Sandia National Laboratories has a responsibility to provide objective technical advice to support policy deliberations on this question. However, to best fulfill this duty Sandia must have a broader understanding of the context of the problem. To help develop this understanding, this paper analyzes the two predominant analytical perspectives of international relations theory to explore their prescriptions for how nuclear weapons and nonproliferation policies interact. As lenses with which to view and make sense of the world, theories of international relations must play a crucial role in framing the trade-offs at the intersection of the nuclear weapons and nonproliferation policy domains. An analysis of what these theories suggest as courses of action to leverage nuclear weapons policies to benefit nonproliferation goals is then offered, with particular emphasis on where the policy prescriptions resulting from the respective theories align to offer near-term policy changes with broad theoretical support. These policy prescriptions are then compared to the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review to understand what the theories indicate policymakers may have gotten right in their dealing with the nuclear dilemma, and where they may have gone wrong. Finally, a brief international relations research agenda is proposed to help address the dilemma between nuclear deterrence and nuclear nonproliferation policies, with particular emphasis on how such an agenda can best support the needs of the policy community and a potential 'all things nuclear' policy deliberation and decision-support framework.

  14. High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report

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    Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen

    2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Building facades directly influence heating and cooling loads and indirectly influence lighting loads when daylighting is considered, and are therefore a major determinant of annual energy use and peak electric demand. Facades also significantly influence occupant comfort and satisfaction, making the design optimization challenge more complex than many other building systems.This work focused on addressing significant near-term opportunities to reduce energy use in California commercial building stock by a) targeting voluntary, design-based opportunities derived from the use of better design guidelines and tools, and b) developing and deploying more efficient glazings, shading systems, daylighting systems, facade systems and integrated controls. This two-year project, supported by the California Energy Commission PIER program and the US Department of Energy, initiated a collaborative effort between The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and major stakeholders in the facades industry to develop, evaluate, and accelerate market deployment of emerging, high-performance, integrated facade solutions. The LBNL Windows Testbed Facility acted as the primary catalyst and mediator on both sides of the building industry supply-user business transaction by a) aiding component suppliers to create and optimize cost effective, integrated systems that work, and b) demonstrating and verifying to the owner, designer, and specifier community that these integrated systems reliably deliver required energy performance. An industry consortium was initiated amongst approximately seventy disparate stakeholders, who unlike the HVAC or lighting industry, has no single representative, multi-disciplinary body or organized means of communicating and collaborating. The consortium provided guidance on the project and more importantly, began to mutually work out and agree on the goals, criteria, and pathways needed to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined by California and the US.A collaborative test, monitoring, and reporting protocol was also formulated via the Windows Testbed Facility in collaboration with industry partners, transitioning industry to focus on the importance of expecting measured performance to consistently achieve design performance expectations. The facility enables accurate quantification of energy use, peak demand, and occupant comfort impacts of synergistic facade-lighting-HVAC systems on an apples-to-apples comparative basis and its data can be used to verify results from simulations. Emerging interior and exterior shading technologies were investigated as potential near-term, low-cost solutions with potential broad applicability in both new and retrofit construction. Commercially-available and prototype technologies were developed, tested, and evaluated. Full-scale, monitored field tests were conducted over solstice-to-solstice periods to thoroughly evaluate the technologies, uncover potential risks associated with an unknown, and quantify performance benefits. Exterior shading systems were found to yield net zero energy levels of performance in a sunny climate and significant reductions in summer peak demand. Automated interior shading systems were found to yield significant daylighting and comfort-related benefits.In support of an integrated design process, a PC-based commercial fenestration (COMFEN) software package, based on EnergyPlus, was developed that enables architects and engineers to quickly assess and compare the performance of innovative facade technologies in the early sketch or schematic design phase. This tool is publicly available for free and will continue to improve in terms of features and accuracy. Other work was conducted to develop simulation tools to model the performance of any arbitrary complex fenestration system such as common Venetian blinds, fabric roller shades as well as more exotic innovative facade systems such as optical louver systems.

  15. Performance Engineering Research Institute SciDAC-2 Enabling Technologies Institute Final Report

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    Hall, Mary [University of Utah

    2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhancing the performance of SciDAC applications on petascale systems has high priority within DOE SC. As we look to the future, achieving expected levels of performance on high-end com-puting (HEC) systems is growing ever more challenging due to enormous scale, increasing archi-tectural complexity, and increasing application complexity. To address these challenges, PERI has implemented a unified, tripartite research plan encompassing: (1) performance modeling and prediction; (2) automatic performance tuning; and (3) performance engineering of high profile applications. The PERI performance modeling and prediction activity is developing and refining performance models, significantly reducing the cost of collecting the data upon which the models are based, and increasing model fidelity, speed and generality. Our primary research activity is automatic tuning (autotuning) of scientific software. This activity is spurred by the strong user preference for automatic tools and is based on previous successful activities such as ATLAS, which has automatically tuned components of the LAPACK linear algebra library, and other re-cent work on autotuning domain-specific libraries. Our third major component is application en-gagement, to which we are devoting approximately 30% of our effort to work directly with Sci-DAC-2 applications. This last activity not only helps DOE scientists meet their near-term per-formance goals, but also helps keep PERI research focused on the real challenges facing DOE computational scientists as they enter the Petascale Era.

  16. Performance analysis of memory hierachies in high performance systems

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    Yogesh, A.

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis studies memory bandwidth as a performance predictor of programs. The focus of this work is on computationally intensive programs. These programs are the most likely to access large amounts of data, stressing the memory system. Computationally intensive programs are also likely to use highly optimizing compilers to produce the fastest executables possible. Methods to reduce the amount of data traffic by increasing the average number of references to each item while it resides in the cache are explored. Increasing the average number of references to each cache item reduces the number of memory requests. Chapter 2 describes the DLX architecture. This is the architecture on which all the experiments were performed. Chapter 3 studies memory moves as a performance predictor for a group of application programs. Chapter 4 introduces a model to study the performance of programs in the presence of memory hierarchies. Chapter 5 explores some compiler optimizations that can help increase the references to each item while it resides in the cache.

  17. Performing a local barrier operation

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    Archer, Charles J; Blocksome, Michael A; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian E

    2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Performing a local barrier operation with parallel tasks executing on a compute node including, for each task: retrieving a present value of a counter; calculating, in dependence upon the present value of the counter and a total number of tasks performing the local barrier operation, a base value of the counter, the base value representing the counter's value prior to any task joining the local barrier; calculating, in dependence upon the base value and the total number of tasks performing the local barrier operation, a target value, the target value representing the counter's value when all tasks have joined the local barrier; joining the local barrier, including atomically incrementing the value of the counter; and repetitively, until the present value of the counter is no less than the target value of the counter: retrieving the present value of the counter and determining whether the present value equals the target value.

  18. Performing a local barrier operation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Archer, Charles J; Blocksome, Michael A; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian E

    2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Performing a local barrier operation with parallel tasks executing on a compute node including, for each task: retrieving a present value of a counter; calculating, in dependence upon the present value of the counter and a total number of tasks performing the local barrier operation, a base value, the base value representing the counter's value prior to any task joining the local barrier; calculating, in dependence upon the base value and the total number of tasks performing the local barrier operation, a target value of the counter, the target value representing the counter's value when all tasks have joined the local barrier; joining the local barrier, including atomically incrementing the value of the counter; and repetitively, until the present value of the counter is no less than the target value of the counter: retrieving the present value of the counter and determining whether the present value equals the target value.

  19. Energy performance listings: Electric chillers

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    NONE

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Energy Performance Listings series provides comparative information across manufacturers on products. The Electric Chillers Listings include more than 600 models with efficiencies that meet or exceed levels contained in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers` (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-1989, Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings Except New Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Information on model energy efficiency levels, performance characteristics, and manufacturer names permits easy selection of top-performing equipment. Each Energy Performance Listing includes an introductory section, two sections of model listings, and an appendix with manufacturer contacts. The first model-listing section presents information in descending order of efficiency for all manufacturers. These efficiency-ordered listings also include the symbol to identify models with efficiencies that meet or exceed U.S. DOE`s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). With these listings, users can quickly identify the most efficient product in a particular size range, identify products that meet the efficiency criteria of a specific voluntary program, or determine an efficiency threshold that will include a specific number of manufacturers. The second section of model listings presents products grouped by manufacturer and catalog number, allowing users to quickly find and identify performance information on specific models. Energy Performance Listings are tools that support purchasing and procurement by federal, state, and local governments and others, including utility companies, energy interest groups, and research organizations. The listings may be used for program design and planning purposes, equipment selection, specification, and purchasing decisions. The listings are a product of the Energy-Efficient Procurement Collaborative, Inc. and are available through NYSERDA.

  20. Scalable Performance Measurement and Analysis

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    Gamblin, T

    2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Concurrency levels in large-scale, distributed-memory supercomputers are rising exponentially. Modern machines may contain 100,000 or more microprocessor cores, and the largest of these, IBM's Blue Gene/L, contains over 200,000 cores. Future systems are expected to support millions of concurrent tasks. In this dissertation, we focus on efficient techniques for measuring and analyzing the performance of applications running on very large parallel machines. Tuning the performance of large-scale applications can be a subtle and time-consuming task because application developers must measure and interpret data from many independent processes. While the volume of the raw data scales linearly with the number of tasks in the running system, the number of tasks is growing exponentially, and data for even small systems quickly becomes unmanageable. Transporting performance data from so many processes over a network can perturb application performance and make measurements inaccurate, and storing such data would require a prohibitive amount of space. Moreover, even if it were stored, analyzing the data would be extremely time-consuming. In this dissertation, we present novel methods for reducing performance data volume. The first draws on multi-scale wavelet techniques from signal processing to compress systemwide, time-varying load-balance data. The second uses statistical sampling to select a small subset of running processes to generate low-volume traces. A third approach combines sampling and wavelet compression to stratify performance data adaptively at run-time and to reduce further the cost of sampled tracing. We have integrated these approaches into Libra, a toolset for scalable load-balance analysis. We present Libra and show how it can be used to analyze data from large scientific applications scalably.