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  1. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Look-Ahead Driver Feedback and Powertrain Management

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by Eaton at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about look-ahead driver feedback and...

  2. Look-ahead driver feedback and powertrain management

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    Verma, Rajeev

    2014-12-31

    Commercial medium and heavy vehicles, though only a small portion of total vehicle population, play a significant role in energy consumption. In 2012, these vehicles accounted for about 5775.5 trillion btu of energy consumption and 408.8 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is a quarter of the total energy burden of highway transportation in the United States [1]. This number is expected to surpass passenger car fuel use within the next few decades. In the meantime, most commercial vehicle fleets are running at a very low profit margin. It is a well known fact that fuel economy can vary significantly between drivers, even when they operate the same vehicle on the same route. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resource Canada (NRCan), there is up to 35% fuel economy difference between drivers within the same commercial fleet [2] [3], [4]. Similar results were obtained from a Field Operation Test conducted by Eaton Corporation [5]. During this test as much as 30% fuel economy difference was observed among pick-up-and-delivery drivers and 11% difference was observed among line-haul drivers. The driver variability can be attributed to the fact that different drivers react differently to driving conditions such as road grade, traffic, speed limits, etc. For instance, analysis of over 600k miles of naturalistic heavy duty truck driving data [5] indicates that an experienced driver anticipates a downhill and eases up on the throttle to save fuel while an inexperienced driver lacks this judgment.

  3. Look-Ahead Driver Feedback and Powertrain Management

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  4. Look-ahead Driver Feedback and Powertrain Management | Department of Energy

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

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  5. FTTH Look Ahead -Technologies & Architectures Cedric F. Lam

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    Cortes, Corinna

    FTTH Look Ahead - Technologies & Architectures Cedric F. Lam Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy of various FTTH architecture options. Cedric F. Lam Network Architect, Google FTTH Look Ahead - Technologies Architectures & Challenges ­ Technology options ­ Network design considerations and challenges ­ Next generation

  6. Analyzing Fuel Saving Opportunities through Driver Feedback Mechanisms...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Analyzing Fuel Saving Opportunities through Driver Feedback Mechanisms Analyzing Fuel Saving Opportunities through Driver Feedback Mechanisms 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

  7. The Navy's Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology A Look Ahead

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    The Navy's Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ­ A Look Ahead Robert Kavetsky Office of Naval Research 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA., USA Robert_Kavetsky@onr.navy.mil ABSTRACT The Navy to building the "Navy After Next". The Office of Naval Research provided a leadership role in exploring those

  8. Use of look-ahead modeling in pipeline operations

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    Wray, B.; O`Leary, C.

    1995-12-31

    Amoco Canada Petroleum Company, Ltd. operates the Cochin pipeline system. Cochin pumps batched liquid ethane, propane, ethylene, butane, and NGL. Operating and scheduling this pipeline is very complex. There are safety considerations, especially for ethylene, which cannot be allowed to drop below vapor pressure. Amoco Canada needs to know where batches are in the line, what pressure profiles will look like into the future, and when batches arrive at various locations along the line. In addition to traditional instrumentation and SCADA, Amoco Canada uses modeling software to help monitor and operate the Cochin pipeline. Two important components of the modeling system are the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and Predictive Model (PM) modules. These modules perform look ahead modeling to assist in operating the Cochin pipeline. The modeling software was first installed for the Cochin system in February of 1994, and was commissioned on August 1, 1994. This paper will discuss how the look ahead modules are used for the Cochin pipeline.

  9. Quantifying Benefits of Demand Response and Look-ahead Dispatch in Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Quantifying Benefits of Demand Response and Look-ahead Dispatch in Systems with Variable Resources Electric Energy System #12;#12;Quantifying Benefits of Demand Response and Look-ahead Dispatch in Systems benefits correspond to a real-world power system, as we use actual data on demand-response and wind

  10. (Smart) Look-Ahead Arc Consistency and the Pursuit of CSP Tractability

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    Dalmau, Victor

    (Smart) Look-Ahead Arc Consistency and the Pursuit of CSP Tractability Hubie Chen 1 and V#19. The constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) can be formu- lated as the problem of deciding, given a pair (A; B) of relational struc- tures, whether or not there is a homomorphism from A to B. Although the CSP is in general

  11. Fuel-efficient heavy-duty vehicle platooning by look-ahead control

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Fuel-efficient heavy-duty vehicle platooning by look-ahead control Valerio Turri, Bart Besselink intervehicular distances (known as platoons) has been shown to be an effective way of reducing fuel consumption be exploited to obtain fuel savings. The current paper aims at the inclusion of preview information

  12. Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities through Intelligent Driver Feedback

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    Gonder, J.; Earleywine, M.; Sparks, W.

    2012-06-01

    Driving style changes, e.g., improving driver efficiency and motivating driver behavior changes, could deliver significant petroleum savings. This project examines eliminating stop-and-go driving and unnecessary idling, and also adjusting acceleration rates and cruising speeds to ideal levels to quantify fuel savings. Such extreme adjustments can result in dramatic fuel savings of over 30%, but would in reality only be achievable through automated control of vehicles and traffic flow. In real-world driving, efficient driving behaviors could reduce fuel use by 20% on aggressively driven cycles and by 5-10% on more moderately driven trips. A literature survey was conducted of driver behavior influences, and pertinent factors from on-road experiments with different driving styles were observed. This effort highlighted important driver influences such as surrounding vehicle behavior, anxiety over trying to get somewhere quickly, and the power/torque available from the vehicle. Existing feedback approaches often deliver efficiency information and instruction. Three recommendations for maximizing fuel savings from potential drive cycle improvement are: (1) leveraging applications with enhanced incentives, (2) using an approach that is easy and widely deployable to motivate drivers, and (3) utilizing connected vehicle and automation technologies to achieve large and widespread efficiency improvements.

  13. Final Report on the Fuel Saving Effectiveness of Various Driver Feedback Approaches

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    Gonder, J.; Earleywine, M.; Sparks, W.

    2011-03-01

    This final report quantifies the fuel-savings opportunities from specific driving behavior changes, identifies factors that influence drivers' receptiveness to adopting fuel-saving behaviors, and assesses various driver feedback approaches.

  14. Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 PC heyday's a memory, but IBM looks ahead

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 PC heyday's a memory, but IBM looks ahead in Boca champ Watson, IBM has had to reinvent itself many times since it sold tabulators, punch cards and meat and cheese slicers a century ago. By this year, IBM could say it has been granted more U.S. patents than any

  15. van Dijk, S., and Polani, D., (2011). Look-Ahead Relevant In-formation: Reducing Cognitive Burden over Prolonged Tasks. In

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Polani, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    Preprint van Dijk, S., and Polani, D., (2011). Look-Ahead Relevant In- formation: Reducing Prolonged Tasks Sander G. van Dijk Daniel Polani Adaptive Systems Research Group Univeristy of Hertfordshire

  16. Fermilab | Tevatron | Looking Ahead

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  17. Better Plants Look Ahead Webinar: Text Version

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Better Plants Program hosted a webinar on January 22, 2015 to review accomplishments to date and detail new initiatives to save partners energy and water. Question and answer session is included. Download presentation slides.

  18. Better Plants 2015 Look Ahead Webinar

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

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  19. Breakout Session: A Look Ahead: PV Manufacturing in 10 Years

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The global PV manufacturing landscape has undergone significant changes in the past decade, from geographic and economic changes in the supply chain to a significant increase in PV module...

  20. Better Buildings, Better Plants Overview and Look Ahead

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Better Buildings, Better Plants Program will host a webinar presentation on some exciting new initiatives and notable energy-saving accomplishments.

  1. 2003 Water Year Wrap-Up and Look Ahead

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    stations with daily and hourly readings of: Temperature Humidity Wind Precipitation Solar energy the Colorado Prediction Center http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/multi_season/13_seasonal_outlooks://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/multi_season/13_seasonal_outlooks/color/churchill.html #12;Temperature Mar ­ May 2004 From the Colorado Prediction

  2. A Look Ahead at Demand Response in New England

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Burke, Robert B.; Henderson, Michael I.; Widergren, Steven E.

    2008-08-01

    The paper describes the demand response programs developed and in operation in New England, and the revised designs for participation in the forward capacity market. This description will include how energy efficiency, demand-side resources, and distributed generation are eligible to participate in this new forward capacity market. The paper will also discuss various methods that can be used to configure and communicate with demand response resources and important concerns in specifying interfaces that accommodate multiple technologies and allow technology choice and evolution.

  3. Letter Report: Looking Ahead at Nuclear Fuel Resources

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    J. Stephen Herring

    2013-09-01

    The future of nuclear energy and its ability to fulfill part of the world’s energy needs for centuries to come depend on a reliable input of nuclear fuel, either thorium or uranium. Obviously, the present nuclear fuel cycle is completely dependent on uranium. Future thorium cycles will also depend on 235U or fissile isotopes separated from used fuel to breed 232Th into fissile 233U. This letter report discusses several emerging areas of scientific understanding and technology development that will clarify and enable assured supplies of uranium and thorium well into the future. At the most fundamental level, the nuclear energy community needs to appreciate the origins of uranium and thorium and the processes of planetary accretion by which those materials have coalesced to form the earth and other planets. Secondly, the studies of geophysics and geochemistry are increasing understanding of the processes by which uranium and thorium are concentrated in various locations in the earth’s crust. Thirdly, the study of neutrinos and particularly geoneutrinos (neutrinos emitted by radioactive materials within the earth) has given an indication of the overall global inventories of uranium and thorium, though little indication for those materials’ locations. Crustal temperature measurements have also given hints of the vertical distribution of radioactive heat sources, primarily 238U and 232Th, within the continental crust. Finally, the evolving technologies for laser isotope separation are indicating methods for reducing the energy input to uranium enrichment but also for tailoring the isotopic vectors of fuels, burnable poisons and structural materials, thereby adding another tool for dealing with long-term waste management.

  4. Road Grade Estimation for Look-ahead Vehicle Control

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    power comsumption scheduling over time can improve total energy efficiency, as explored in Pettersson the longitudinal dynamics and energy flow in a heavy duty vehicle. It is used in engine and gearbox controllers determining if a gearshift should be performed or the state of some energy buffer changed. In order to reap

  5. Looking Ahead: The Best Is Yet to Come

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  6. Better Plants Look Ahead Webinar: Presentation Slides | Department of

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

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  7. Better Buildings, Better Plants Look Ahead - January 22, 2015 | Department

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

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  8. 142 chapter 5 General Search Strategies: Look-Ahead 5.4 Satiniability: Look-Ahead in

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    Valtorta, Marco

    as the Davis-Putnam, Logemann, and LovelandproieJure (oPLL) (Davis, Logemann, and Loveland 1962). Thu with the following rules: If Alex ads the party, then Bill will as well. If Chris attends, then Alex will, and if both Alex and Bill do not attend, then David will. Assume we also know that Chris did attend the party

  9. 9. Driver's Age 13. Driver's Date of Birth 14. Driver's Social Security Number 19. Driver's Telephone

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    Gering, Jon C.

    of Accident (city, state; if on a highway, give number and nearest community) DRIVER INFORMATION OTHER VEHICLE OR PROPERTY Occupied Unoccupied 17. Driver's Age VEHICLE OPERATED BY UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE Occupied Unoccupied 8. Driver's Name 16. Driver's Name TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT NAME AND ADDRESS AREA

  10. Market Drivers for Biofuels | Department of Energy

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

    Market Drivers for Biofuels Market Drivers for Biofuels This presentation, entitled "Market Drivers for Biofuels," was given at the Third Annual MSW to Biofuels Summit in February,...

  11. Analyzing Fuel Saving Opportunities through Driver Feedback Mechanisms |

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

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  12. Drivers, Trends and Mitigation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Blanco, Arthur S.; Gerlagh, Reyer; Suh, Sangwon; Barrett, John A.; de Coninck, Heleen; Diaz Morejon, Cristobal Felix; Mathur, Ritu; Nakicenovic, Nebojsa; Ahenkorah, Alfred Ofosu; Pan, Jiahua; Pathak, Himanshu; Rice, Jake; Richels, Richard G.; Smith, Steven J.; Stern, David; Toth, Ferenc L.; Zhou, Peter

    2014-12-01

    Chapter 5 analyzes the anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission trends until the present and the main drivers that explain those trends. The chapter uses different perspectives to analyze past GHG-emissions trends, including aggregate emissions flows and per capita emissions, cumulative emissions, sectoral emissions, and territory-based vs. consumption-based emissions. In all cases, global and regional trends are analyzed. Where appropriate, the emission trends are contextualized with long-term historic developments in GHG emissions extending back to 1750.

  13. Looking Ahead - Biofuels, H2, & Vehicles: 21st Industry Growth Forum

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    Gardner, D.

    2008-10-28

    This presentation on the future of biofuels, hydrogen, and hybrid vehicles was presented at NREL's 21st Industry Growth Forum in Denver, Colorado, on October 28, 2008.

  14. Multi-Scale Methods and Complex Processes: a Survey and Look Ahead

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    Lucia, Angelo

    using multi- scale methods and often require high performance computing (clusters, supercomputers, cloud

  15. Workgroup #1 Measuring What Matters --Looking ahead, what data must we have to succeed?

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    and the potential of energy efficiency. Without accurate data, large energy-efficiency programs may continue issues that are unique to their business. · Energy Data versus Electric Energy Data. Given the multi-fuel, Oregon Department of Energy Background The Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce was established

  16. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com After centennial, city looks ahead to its future

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    ," Mayor Jack Seiler said. "We start off with so many natural advantages -- the weather, the beach, the river. And we just have to stay focused that this is the best place to live, work, play and raise Flagler Village and South Andrews Avenue areas. Both will likely become an urban mix of new homes, offices

  17. Buffer insertion in large circuits using look-ahead and back-off techniques 

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    Waghmode, Mandar

    2007-04-25

    G. Practicality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 vii CHAPTER Page VII BOOSTER MODELING AND INSERTION . . . . . . . . . . . 37 A. Delay Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 1. Single Booster... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2. Multiple Boosters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 B. Insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 C. Experimental Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 1. Single Booster...

  18. BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead | Department of Energy

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  19. Materials from 2014 SunShot Summit Breakout Session: Looking Ahead: PV

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  20. Energy Education: A Glance Back and a Look Ahead | Department of Energy

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

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  1. Approaches to enhance driver situational assessment aids

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    Jones, Eric M. (Eric Michael)

    2007-01-01

    Collision warning systems encounter a fundamental trade-off between providing the driver more time in which to respond and alerting the driver unnecessarily. The probability that a driver successfully avoids a hazard ...

  2. The Static Driver Verifier Research Platform

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    of Bebop! #12;Device Driver Interface KeAcquire SpinLock KeRelease SpinLock Driver Entry Point I/O Manager Device Driver Interface Model KeAcquire SpinLock KeRelease SpinLock Driver Entry Point I/O Manager Model(s==locked) { abort "The driver has returned from an entry point without releasing the lock.";}} #12;Sample Driver

  3. Feedback stabilization initiative

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    NONE

    1997-06-01

    Much progress has been made in attaining high confinement regimes in magnetic confinement devices. These operating modes tend to be transient, however, due to the onset of MHD instabilities, and their stabilization is critical for improved performance at steady state. This report describes the Feedback Stabilization Initiative (FSI), a broad-based, multi-institutional effort to develop and implement methods for raising the achievable plasma betas through active MHD feedback stabilization. A key element in this proposed effort is the Feedback Stabilization Experiment (FSX), a medium-sized, national facility that would be specifically dedicated to demonstrating beta improvement in reactor relevant plasmas by using a variety of MHD feedback stabilization schemes.

  4. UWB dual burst transmit driver

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA); Pratt, Garth C. (Discovery Bay, CA); Haugen, Peter C. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James M. (Livermore, CA); Vigars, Mark L. (Livermore, CA); Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA)

    2012-04-17

    A dual burst transmitter for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems generates a pair of precisely spaced RF bursts from a single trigger event. An input trigger pulse produces two oscillator trigger pulses, an initial pulse and a delayed pulse, in a dual trigger generator. The two oscillator trigger pulses drive a gated RF burst (power output) oscillator. A bias driver circuit gates the RF output oscillator on and off and sets the RF burst packet width. The bias driver also level shifts the drive signal to the level that is required for the RF output device.

  5. Global Feedback Simulator

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-10-29

    GFS is a simulation engine that is used for the characterization of Accelerator performance parameters based on the machine layout, configuration and noise sources. It combines extensively tested Feedback models with a longitudinal phase space tracking simulator along with the interaction between the two via beam-based feedback using a computationally efficient simulation engine. The models include beam instrumentation, considerations on loop delays for in both the R and beam-based feedback loops, as well as the ability to inject noise (both correlated and uncorrelated) at different points of the machine including a full characterization of the electron gun performance parameters.

  6. Track 10: Feedback and Improvement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 10: Feedback and Improvement

  7. Global climate feedbacks

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    Manowitz, B.

    1990-10-01

    The important physical, chemical, and biological events that affect global climate change occur on a mesoscale -- requiring high spatial resolution for their analysis. The Department of Energy has formulated two major initiatives under the US Global Change Program: ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurements), and CHAMMP (Computer Hardware Advanced Mathematics and Model Physics). ARM is designed to use ground and air-craft based observations to document profiles of atmospheric composition, clouds, and radiative fluxes. With research and models of important physical processes, ARM will delineate the relationships between trace gases, aerosol and cloud structure, and radiative transfer in the atmosphere, and will improve the parameterization of global circulation models. The present GCMs do not model important feedbacks, including those from clouds, oceans, and land processes. The purpose of this workshop is to identify such potential feedbacks, to evaluate the uncertainties in the feedback processes (and, if possible, to parameterize the feedback processes so that they can be treated in a GCM), and to recommend research programs that will reduce the uncertainties in important feedback processes. Individual reports are processed separately for the data bases.

  8. Drivers of Future Energy Demand

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  9. Design consistency and driver error as reflected by driver workload and accident rates 

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    Wooldridge, Mark Douglas

    1992-01-01

    DESIGN CONSISTENCY AND DRIVER ERROR AS REFLECTED BY DRIVER WORKLOAD AND ACCIDENT RATES A Thesis by MARK DOUGLAS WOOLDRIDGE Approved as to style and content by: Daniel B. Fambro (Chair of Committee) Raymond A. Krammes (Member) Olga J.... Pendleton (Member) James T. P. Yao (Head of Department) May 1992 ABSTRACT Design Consistency and Driver Error as Reflected by Driver Workload and Accident Rates (May 1992) Mark Douglas Wooldridge, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory...

  10. Construction of a driver-vehicle model and identification of the driver model parameters 

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    Su, Jemeng

    1981-01-01

    CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVER-VEHICLE MODEL AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE DRIVER MODEL PARAMETERS A Thesis by , JEMENG SU Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requiremr nt for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1981 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVER-VEHICLE MODEL AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE DRIVER MODEL PARAMETERS A Thesis by JEMENG SU Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committe ) / I...

  11. Older Emergency Department Drivers: Patterns, Behaviors, and Willingness to Enroll in a Safe Driver Program

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    Stiffler, Kirk A; Wilber, Scott T

    2011-01-01

    of Address for Correspondence: Kirk A. Stiffler, MD, Summain a Safe Driver Program Kirk A. Stiffler, MD Scott T.

  12. Educational hardware for feedback systems

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    Dancy, Isaac

    2004-01-01

    This thesis explores a variety of educational feedback systems with an emphasis on developing them for in-class demonstrations and in-depth student projects. The nature of feedback systems means there is never a shortage ...

  13. Attribution Analysis of Cloud Feedback 

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    Zhou, Chen

    2014-07-15

    Uncertainty on cloud feedback is the primary contributor to the large spread of equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) in climate models. In this study, we compare the short-term cloud feedback in climate models with observations, and evaluate...

  14. Current vs. Voltage Feedback Amplifiers

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    Papavassiliou, Christos

    ?' In most applications, the differences between current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) are not apparent. Today's CFB and VFB amplifiers have comparable performance, but there are cer- tain unique Performance · Feedback Freedom Aside from the well-known attribute of CFB amplifiers, gain

  15. Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems...

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

    Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development 2012 DOE...

  16. 9, 1443714473, 2012 Soil carbon drivers

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    Ickert-Bond, Steffi

    BGD 9, 14437­14473, 2012 Soil carbon drivers and benchmarks in Earth system models K. E. O. Todd if available. Causes of variation in soil carbon predictions from CMIP5 Earth system models and comparison #12;BGD 9, 14437­14473, 2012 Soil carbon drivers and benchmarks in Earth system models K. E. O. Todd

  17. Looking Ahead with a Look Back at the 2nd Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    If you missed the 2nd Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit featuring some of today's most cutting-edge energy technologies, video from some big names who spoke is available here.

  18. A Framework of Incorporating Spatio-temporal Forecast in Look-ahead Grid Dispatch with Photovoltaic Generation 

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    Yang, Chen

    2013-05-02

    Increasing penetration of stochastic photovoltaic (PV) generation into the electric power system poses significant challenges to system operators. In the thesis, we evaluate the spatial and temporal correlations of stochastic PV generation...

  19. Regenerative feedback resonant circuit

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    Jones, A. Mark; Kelly, James F.; McCloy, John S.; McMakin, Douglas L.

    2014-09-02

    A regenerative feedback resonant circuit for measuring a transient response in a loop is disclosed. The circuit includes an amplifier for generating a signal in the loop. The circuit further includes a resonator having a resonant cavity and a material located within the cavity. The signal sent into the resonator produces a resonant frequency. A variation of the resonant frequency due to perturbations in electromagnetic properties of the material is measured.

  20. In-car Airway Options for NASCAR Drivers

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    Dyreyes, Jonathan Q; Grange, Jeff; Smith, Dustin; Jin, Peter; Guldner, Greg

    2008-01-01

    Medicine Background: “Stock car” drivers may require anpresentation pregnancy. In-car Airway Options for NASCARhelmeted, and apneic stock car driver simulation model.

  1. Brazil's Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will...

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    Brazil's Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will Shape Investments in the Long Term? Brazil's Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will Shape...

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Gate Driver Optimizatio...

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    Gate Driver Optimization for WBG Applications Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Gate Driver Optimization for WBG Applications Presentation given by Oak Ridge National...

  3. Feedback | DOE PAGES

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01TechnicalScientific andScientificDOE DataPublic Access Feedback

  4. Solar Supply Chain and Market Driver Analysis 

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    Martinez, Nicholas 1990-

    2012-05-09

    This study aims to explore the evolution of the photovoltaic supply chain in the United States and the drivers which foster growth of the solar market. The study will gather knowledge on the growth of the solar market and ...

  5. Drawing driver's attention to potentially dangerous objects

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    Kurugöl, Orc?un

    2008-01-01

    Drivers often have difficulties noticing potentially dangerous objects due to weather or lighting conditions or when their field of view is restricted. This thesis presents a display method for potentially dangerous objects ...

  6. Workshop on transport for a common ion driver

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    Olson, C.C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lee, E. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Langdon, B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1994-12-31

    This report contains research in the following areas related to beam transport for a common ion driver: multi-gap acceleration; neutralization with electrons; gas neutralization; self-pinched transport; HIF and LIF transport, and relevance to common ion driver; LIF and HIF reactor concepts and relevance to common ion driver; atomic physics for common ion driver; code capabilities and needed improvement.

  7. Driver expectancy in locating automotive controls 

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    Francis, Dawn Suzette

    1990-01-01

    DRIVER EXPECTANCY IN LOCATING AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS A Thesis by DAWN SUZETTE FRANCIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1990... Major Subject: Industrial Engineering DRIVER EXPECTANCY IN LOCATING AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLS A Thesis by DAWN SUZETTE FRANCIS Approved as to style and content by: R. Dale Huchi son (Chair of Committee) Rodger . . ppa (Member) Waymon L ohnston (M er...

  8. Local Danger Warnings for Drivers: The Effect of Modality and Level of Assistance on Driver Reaction

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    Theune, Mariët

    Local Danger Warnings for Drivers: The Effect of Modality and Level of Assistance on Driver¨ucken, Germany christian.mueller@dfki.de ABSTRACT Local danger warning is an important function of Advanced presentation) is particularly crucial to a successful danger avoidance. We present a user study investigating

  9. Information and Feedback Institutional Change Principle | Department...

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    successful applications of the information and feedback behavior change principle. Data, Feedback, and Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings: The Navy used monthly energy...

  10. Selected Texas Driver Education Instructors’ Feelings About A Driver Education Cultural Awareness Survey 

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    Saint, Nina Jo

    2012-07-16

    in equitable roles,? and ?images of teenager drivers;? and (2) Instructors did not agree on how a survey instrument should be administered. iv DEDICATION This work is dedicated to the young drivers who drive me to continue to work towards ensuring... that high quality and equitable driver and traffic safety education will be offered that will provide them the knowledge and skills that they can use to avoid traffic crashes and stay alive on our roadways. In addition, this work is dedicated to traffic...

  11. Feedback control of spin systems

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    Claudio Altafini

    2006-01-03

    The feedback stabilization problem for ensembles of coupled spin 1/2 systems is discussed from a control theoretic perspective. The noninvasive nature of the bulk measurement allows for a fully unitary and deterministic closed loop. The Lyapunov-based feedback design presented does not require spins that are selectively addressable. With this method, it is possible to obtain control inputs also for difficult tasks, like suppressing undesired couplings in identical spin systems.

  12. University of Edinburgh Feedback Standards & Guiding Principles

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    Edinburgh, University of

    1 University of Edinburgh Feedback Standards & Guiding Principles Feedback plays a vital role out the standards required of feedback at Edinburgh, together with a framework of guiding principles within timetabled classes (tutorials, practicals, lectures) as well as more informally. And feedback

  13. Fact #574: June 8, 2009 Vehicles per Licensed Driver Rising

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    The number of vehicles in operation per licensed driver has risen steadily since 1950. In 1985, for the first time, there was one vehicle for every licensed driver. Since 1985, the number of...

  14. Long run changes in driver behavior due to variable tolls 

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    Konduru, Karun K.

    2004-09-30

    As many variable pricing projects are still in the implementation stage, long-run driver responses to the variable tolls are largely unknown. This research examined the long-run changes in driver behavior in an existing ...

  15. California Water and Fish: Drivers of Change

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    Rubin, Yoram

    California Water and Fish: Drivers of Change Stephanie Carlson Assistant Professor Environmental Matters to Californians Water Supply Recreation Ecosystem Housing Agriculture Infrastructure Slide;Ecological Impacts of Delta Water Diversion/Use #12;Key Issues in the Delta 1. Water infrastructure

  16. Intercept: Profiling Windows Network Device Drivers* Manuel Mendona Nuno Neves

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    Neves, Nuno

    testing, or reverse engineering. Experi- ments using Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth device drivers show the device driver under test is subject to a heavy workload. Keywords. Device drivers; profiling not release openly the code, or even the hardware specifications. Therefore, the de- velopment, testing

  17. Page 1 of 3 Georgia Drivers License and

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Page 1 of 3 Georgia Drivers License and U.S. Social Security Card Information for International Students Do I need a Georgia driver's license or Social Security card? What are the benefits? Generally speaking, a U.S. driver's license is the most common form of day-to-day identification in the U.S. because

  18. Klystron equalization for RF feedback

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    Corredoura, P.

    1993-01-01

    The next generation of colliding beam storage rings support higher luminosities by significantly increasing the number of bunches and decreasing the spacing between respective bunches. The heavy beam loading requires large RF cavity detuning which drives several lower coupled bunch modes very strongly. One technique which has proven to be very successful in reducing the coupled bunch mode driving impedance is RF feedback around the klystron-cavity combination. The gain and bandwidth of the feedback loop is limited by the group delay around the feedback loop. Existing klystrons on the world market have not been optimized for this application and contribute a large portion of the total loop group delay. This paper describes a technique to reduce klystron group delay by adding an equalizing filter to the klystron RF drive. Such a filter was built and tested on a 500 kill klystron as part of the on going PEP-II R&D effort here at SLAC.

  19. Klystron equalization for RF feedback

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    Corredoura, P.

    1993-01-01

    The next generation of colliding beam storage rings support higher luminosities by significantly increasing the number of bunches and decreasing the spacing between respective bunches. The heavy beam loading requires large RF cavity detuning which drives several lower coupled bunch modes very strongly. One technique which has proven to be very successful in reducing the coupled bunch mode driving impedance is RF feedback around the klystron-cavity combination. The gain and bandwidth of the feedback loop is limited by the group delay around the feedback loop. Existing klystrons on the world market have not been optimized for this application and contribute a large portion of the total loop group delay. This paper describes a technique to reduce klystron group delay by adding an equalizing filter to the klystron RF drive. Such a filter was built and tested on a 500 kill klystron as part of the on going PEP-II R D effort here at SLAC.

  20. Market Drivers for Biofuels | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICESpecial Report ManagementMarine & Hydrokinetic »Market Drivers for

  1. The Greenhouse Effect without Feedbacks

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    The Greenhouse Effect without Feedbacks #12;Three Pillars Behind Climate Change! #12;1. Global. Greenhouse Gases have been on the increase. #12;3. The Greenhouse effect is a powerful theory that explains absorbed=rate emitted 30% reflected to space! #12;Computing T! no-greenhouse planet,! e.g., 78% N2, 21% O2

  2. Teachers' emotions and test feedback 

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    Stough, Laura

    1998-01-01

    by considerable aå ect.Maria commented ` ` I don’ t deal real well with anger, OK ? That ’ s, that ’ s part of it ±I am very con ¯ ict averse [laughs] and I just don’ t like that con¯ ict ¼ ’ ’ (semester one,post-feedback interview). Incidents that teachers...

  3. LFSC - Linac Feedback Simulation Code

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    Ivanov, Valentin; /Fermilab

    2008-05-01

    The computer program LFSC (Feedback Simulation Code>) is a numerical tool for simulation beam based feedback in high performance linacs. The code LFSC is based on the earlier version developed by a collective of authors at SLAC (L.Hendrickson, R. McEwen, T. Himel, H. Shoaee, S. Shah, P. Emma, P. Schultz) during 1990-2005. That code was successively used in simulation of SLC, TESLA, CLIC and NLC projects. It can simulate as pulse-to-pulse feedback on timescale corresponding to 5-100 Hz, as slower feedbacks, operating in the 0.1-1 Hz range in the Main Linac and Beam Delivery System. The code LFSC is running under Matlab for MS Windows operating system. It contains about 30,000 lines of source code in more than 260 subroutines. The code uses the LIAR ('Linear Accelerator Research code') for particle tracking under ground motion and technical noise perturbations. It uses the Guinea Pig code to simulate the luminosity performance. A set of input files includes the lattice description (XSIF format), and plane text files with numerical parameters, wake fields, ground motion data etc. The Matlab environment provides a flexible system for graphical output.

  4. MANEUVER REGULATION, TRANSVERSE FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION, AND ZERO

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    Maggiore, Manfredi

    MANEUVER REGULATION, TRANSVERSE FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION, AND ZERO DYNAMICS Chris Nielsen,1 Manfredi focus is on output maneuver regulation where stabilizing transverse dynamics is a key requirement. Keywords: Maneuver regulation, path following, feedback linearization, zero dynamics, non-square systems

  5. Context-based visual feedback recognition

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    Morency, Louis-Philippe, 1977-

    2007-01-01

    During face-to-face conversation, people use visual feedback (e.g., head and eye gesture) to communicate relevant information and to synchronize rhythm between participants. When recognizing visual feedback, people often ...

  6. Material feedback in digital design tools

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    Stanton, Christian J

    2009-01-01

    How do design tools feedback material behavior to the designer? Digital design tools in use by designers today provide a rich environment for design of form but offer little feedback of the material that ultimately realize ...

  7. CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters...

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    - DOE Headquarters - December 4, 2007 More Documents & Publications CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4, 2007 Differing Professional...

  8. Properties of Electricity Prices and the Drivers of Interconnector Revenue

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    Parail, Vladimir

    Properties of Electricity Prices and the Drivers of Interconnector Revenue Vladimir Parail November 2010 CWPE 1059 & EPRG 1033 www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk E P R G W O R K IN G P A P E R Abstract... Properties of Electricity Prices and the Drivers of Interconnector Revenue EPRG Working Paper 1033 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 1059 Vladimir Parail This paper examines the drivers behind revenues of merchant electricity...

  9. ION ACCELERATORS AS DRIVERS FOR INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION

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    Faltens, A.

    2010-01-01

    AS DRIVERS FOR INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION Andris Faltens,ENERGY PRODUCTION VIA INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSIONFor inertial confinement fusion (ICF) to lead to net energy

  10. Microsoft Word - ContractManagementPlanningDRIVERS.doc | Department...

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    ContractManagementPlanningDRIVERS.doc More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - ARRAAttachment2.doc Microsoft Word - ARRAModelWAS.doc Microsoft Word - ARRAMOModelMod.doc...

  11. Rf Feedback free electron laser

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    Brau, Charles A. (Los Alamos, NM); Swenson, Donald A. (Los Alamos, NM); Boyd, Jr., Thomas J. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1981-01-01

    A free electron laser system and electron beam system for a free electron laser which use rf feedback to enhance efficiency. Rf energy is extracted from an electron beam by decelerating cavities and returned to accelerating cavities using rf returns such as rf waveguides, rf feedthroughs, etc. This rf energy is added to rf klystron energy to lower the required input energy and thereby enhance energy efficiency of the system.

  12. Inertially confined fusion using heavy ion drivers

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    Herrmannsfeldt, W.B.; Bangerter, R.O.; Bock, R.; Hogan, W.J.; Lindl, J.D.

    1991-10-01

    The various technical issues of HIF will be briefly reviewed in this paper. It will be seen that there are numerous areas in common in all the approaches to HIF. In the recent International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion, the attendees met in specialized workshop sessions to consider the needs for research in each area. Each of the workshop groups considered the key questions of this report: (1) Is this an appropriate time for international collaboration in HIF? (2) Which problems are most appropriate for such collaboration? (3) Can the sharing of target design information be set aside until other driver and systems issues are better resolved, by which time it might be supposed that there could be a relaxation of classification of target issues? (4) What form(s) of collaboration are most appropriate, e.g., bilateral or multilateral? (5) Can international collaboration be sensibly attempted without significant increases in funding for HIF? The authors of this report share the conviction that collaboration on a broad scale is mandatory for HIF to have the resources, both financial and personnel, to progress to a demonstration experiment. Ultimately it may be possible for a single driver with the energy, power, focusibility, and pulse shape to satisfy the needs of the international community for target physics research. Such a facility could service multiple experimental chambers with a variety of beam geometries and target concepts.

  13. Inertially confined fusion using heavy ion drivers

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    Herrmannsfeldt, W.B. ); Bangerter, R.O. ); Bock, R. ); Hogan, W.J.; Lindl, J.D. )

    1991-10-01

    The various technical issues of HIF will be briefly reviewed in this paper. It will be seen that there are numerous areas in common in all the approaches to HIF. In the recent International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion, the attendees met in specialized workshop sessions to consider the needs for research in each area. Each of the workshop groups considered the key questions of this report: (1) Is this an appropriate time for international collaboration in HIF (2) Which problems are most appropriate for such collaboration (3) Can the sharing of target design information be set aside until other driver and systems issues are better resolved, by which time it might be supposed that there could be a relaxation of classification of target issues (4) What form(s) of collaboration are most appropriate, e.g., bilateral or multilateral (5) Can international collaboration be sensibly attempted without significant increases in funding for HIF The authors of this report share the conviction that collaboration on a broad scale is mandatory for HIF to have the resources, both financial and personnel, to progress to a demonstration experiment. Ultimately it may be possible for a single driver with the energy, power, focusibility, and pulse shape to satisfy the needs of the international community for target physics research. Such a facility could service multiple experimental chambers with a variety of beam geometries and target concepts.

  14. A general probabilistic framework for volumetric articulated body pose estimation and driver gesture, activity and intent analysis for human-centric driver assistance

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    Cheng, Shinko Yuanhsien

    2007-01-01

    Driver body-pose analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Body Pose Estimation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mixture Model . . 4. Learning Pose using EM . . . . . .

  15. Updated 6/9/2015 Louisiana Driver's License

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    Updated 6/9/2015 Louisiana Driver's License http://omv.dps.state.la.us/ or www on your status to be issued a driver's license, as indicated by the end date on your I-20, DS-2019 will NOT be issued a license with validity that includes the 60 or 30 grace period permitted at the end

  16. Feedback enhanced plasma spray tool

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    Gevelber, Michael Alan; Wroblewski, Donald Edward; Fincke, James Russell; Swank, William David; Haggard, Delon C.; Bewley, Randy Lee

    2005-11-22

    An improved automatic feedback control scheme enhances plasma spraying of powdered material through reduction of process variability and providing better ability to engineer coating structure. The present inventors discovered that controlling centroid position of the spatial distribution along with other output parameters, such as particle temperature, particle velocity, and molten mass flux rate, vastly increases control over the sprayed coating structure, including vertical and horizontal cracks, voids, and porosity. It also allows improved control over graded layers or compositionally varying layers of material, reduces variations, including variation in coating thickness, and allows increasing deposition rate. Various measurement and system control schemes are provided.

  17. Nonlinear transmission line based electron beam driver

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    French, David M.; Hoff, Brad W.; Tang Wilkin; Heidger, Susan; Shiffler, Don [Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States); Allen-Flowers, Jordan [Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

    2012-12-15

    Gated field emission cathodes can provide short electron pulses without the requirement of laser systems or cathode heating required by photoemission or thermionic cathodes. The large electric field requirement for field emission to take place can be achieved by using a high aspect ratio cathode with a large field enhancement factor which reduces the voltage requirement for emission. In this paper, a cathode gate driver based on the output pulse train from a nonlinear transmission line is experimentally demonstrated. The application of the pulse train to a tufted carbon fiber field emission cathode generates short electron pulses. The pulses are approximately 2 ns in duration with emission currents of several mA, and the train contains up to 6 pulses at a frequency of 100 MHz. Particle-in-cell simulation is used to predict the characteristic of the current pulse train generated from a single carbon fiber field emission cathode using the same technique.

  18. Ris Energy Report 5 Global drivers for transformation of energy systems 3 Global drivers for transformation of energy

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    of greenhouse gases has brought a new political rationale for the development of more climate-friendly energy in the global energy market of rapidly-expanding national economies, notably China and India. TogetherRisø Energy Report 5 Global drivers for transformation of energy systems 3 Global drivers

  19. Integrating User Feedback Log into Relevance Feedback by Coupled SVM for Content-Based Image Retrieval

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    , the user feedback log is one of the most important resources to bridge the seman- tic gap problem in image to re- peat many rounds of feedback in order to achieve satisfac- tory results. Hence, the learning task

  20. Combining Feedback Absorption Spectroscopy, Amplified Resonance...

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    On-Board Measurement of Ammonia and Nitrous Oxide Using Feedback Absorption Laser Spectroscopy Combined with Amplified Resonance and Low Pressure Sampling Cummins...

  1. RF power recovery feedback circulator

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    Sharamentov, Sergey I. (Bolingbrook, IL)

    2011-03-29

    A device and method for improving the efficiency of RF systems having a Reflective Load. In the preferred embodiment, Reflected Energy from a superconducting resonator of a particle accelerator is reintroduced to the resonator after the phase of the Reflected Energy is aligned with the phase of the Supply Energy from a RF Energy Source. In one embodiment, a Circulator is used to transfer Reflected Energy from the Reflective Load into a Phase Adjuster which aligns the phase of the Reflected Energy with that of the Supply Energy. The phase-aligned energy is then combined with the Supply Energy, and reintroduced into the Reflective Load. In systems having a constant phase shift, the Phase Adjuster may be designed to shift the phase of the Reflected Energy by a constant amount using a Phase Shifter. In systems having a variety (variable) phase shifts, a Phase Shifter controlled by a phase feedback loop comprising a Phase Detector and a Feedback Controller to account for the various phase shifts is preferable.

  2. Science Drivers for Con-XScience Drivers for Con-X Presented by

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    Garcia, Michael

    and their effect on galaxy formation Dark Matter and Dark Energy Use clusters of galaxies to trace the locations of Dark Matter and as independent probes to constrain the amount and evolution of Dark Energy Search for the missing baryonic matter in the Cosmic Web Cycles of Matter and Energy Study dynamics of Cosmic Feedback

  3. Driver performance data acquisition system for ergonomics research

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    Carter, R.J.; Goodman, M.J.

    1994-12-31

    A portable ergonomics data acquisition system consisting of state-of-the-art hardware being designed is described here. It will be employed to record driver, vehicle, and environment parameter data from a wide range of vehicles and trucks. The system will be unobtrusive to the driver and inconspicuous to the outside world. It will have three modes of data gathering and provide for extended periods of data collection. Modularity, flexibility, and cost will be key drivers in the development effort. The ergonomics data acquisition system project is being conducted in two phases--a feasibility study and a development, construction, and validation phase.

  4. Optical feedback structures and methods of making

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    Snee, Preston T; Chan, Yin Thai; Nocera, Daniel G; Bawendi, Moungi G

    2014-11-18

    An optical resonator can include an optical feedback structure disposed on a substrate, and a composite including a matrix including a chromophore. The composite disposed on the substrate and in optical communication with the optical feedback structure. The chromophore can be a semiconductor nanocrystal. The resonator can provide laser emission when excited.

  5. Nonlinearity of Carbon Cycle Feedbacks KIRSTEN ZICKFELD

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    Schmittner, Andreas

    properties and anthropogenic CO2. These findings suggest that metrics of carbon cycle feedback that pos, human activities have emitted large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere (490 PgC fromNonlinearity of Carbon Cycle Feedbacks KIRSTEN ZICKFELD Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling

  6. UWB communication receiver feedback loop

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    Spiridon, Alex (Palo Alto, CA); Benzel, Dave (Livermore, CA); Dowla, Farid U. (Castro Valley, CA); Nekoogar, Faranak (San Ramon, CA); Rosenbury, Erwin T. (Castro Valley, CA)

    2007-12-04

    A novel technique and structure that maximizes the extraction of information from reference pulses for UWB-TR receivers is introduced. The scheme efficiently processes an incoming signal to suppress different types of UWB as well as non-UWB interference prior to signal detection. Such a method and system adds a feedback loop mechanism to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio of reference pulses in a conventional TR receiver. Moreover, sampling the second order statistical function such as, for example, the autocorrelation function (ACF) of the received signal and matching it to the ACF samples of the original pulses for each transmitted bit provides a more robust UWB communications method and system in the presence of channel distortions.

  7. Thermodynamics of quantum feedback cooling

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    Liuzzo-Scorpo, Pietro; Schmidt, Rebecca; Adesso, Gerardo

    2015-01-01

    The ability to initialize quantum registers in pure states lies at the core of many applications of quantum technologies, from sensing to quantum information processing and computation. In this paper we tackle the problem of increasing the polarization bias of an ensemble of two-level register spins by means of joint coherent manipulations, involving a second ensemble of ancillary spins, and energy dissipation into an external heat bath. We formulate this spin refrigeration protocol, akin to algorithmic cooling, in the general language of quantum feedback control, and identify the relevant thermodynamic variables involved. Our analysis is twofold: On the one hand, we assess the optimality of the protocol by means of suitable figures of merit, accounting for both its work cost and effectiveness. On the other hand, we characterise the nature of correlations built up between the register and the ancilla. In particular, we observe that neither the amount of classical correlations nor the quantum entanglement seem...

  8. Applications of Feedback Control in Quantum Systems

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    Kurt Jacobs

    2006-05-02

    We give an introduction to feedback control in quantum systems, as well as an overview of the variety of applications which have been explored to date. This introductory review is aimed primarily at control theorists unfamiliar with quantum mechanics, but should also be useful to quantum physicists interested in applications of feedback control. We explain how feedback in quantum systems differs from that in traditional classical systems, and how in certain cases the results from modern optimal control theory can be applied directly to quantum systems. In addition to noise reduction and stabilization, an important application of feedback in quantum systems is adaptive measurement, and we discuss the various applications of adaptive measurements. We finish by describing specific examples of the application of feedback control to cooling and state-preparation in nano-electro-mechanical systems and single trapped atoms.

  9. Digital feedback in superconducting quantum circuits

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    D. Ristè; L. DiCarlo

    2015-08-06

    This chapter covers the development of feedback control of superconducting qubits using projective measurement and a discrete set of conditional actions, here referred to as digital feedback. We begin with an overview of the applications of digital feedback in quantum computing. We then introduce an implementation of high-fidelity projective measurement of superconducting qubits. This development lays the ground for closed-loop control based on the binary measurement result. A first application of digital feedback control is fast and deterministic qubit reset, allowing the repeated initialization of a qubit more than an order of magnitude faster than its relaxation rate. A second application employs feedback in a multi-qubit setting to convert the generation of entanglement by parity measurement from probabilistic to deterministic, targeting an entangled state with the desired parity every time.

  10. Getting Useful Real-Time Feedback About Your Program | Department...

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    Getting Useful Real-Time Feedback About Your Program Getting Useful Real-Time Feedback About Your Program Getting Useful Real-Time Feedback About Your Program, presentation slides...

  11. FFAG ACCELERATOR PROTON DRIVER FOR NEUTRINO FACTORY.

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    RUGGIERO, A.

    2005-06-21

    This paper is the summary of a conceptual study of a Proton Driver for Neutrino Factory based on the use of a Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient (FFAG) Accelerator. The required proton energy range for an optimum neutrino production is 5 to 12 GeV. This can be accomplished with a group of three concentric rings each with 807 m circumference [1]. FFAG Accelerators [2] have the capability to accelerate charged particles over a large momentum range ({+-}30-50%) and the feature of constant bending and focusing fields. Particles can be accelerated very fast at the rate given by the accelerating field of RF cavities placed in proper locations between magnets. The performance of FFAG accelerators is to be placed between that of Super-Conducting Linear Accelerators (SCL), with which they share the fast acceleration rate, and Rapid-Cycling Synchrotrons (RCS), as they allow the beam to re-circulate over fewer revolutions. Brookhaven National Laboratory is involved in the study of feasibility of FFAG Accelerators to accelerate intense beams of protons in the GeV energy range for a variety of applications the most important of which is the Upgrade of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) with a new FFAG injector [3] accelerating from 400 MeV to 1.5 GeV. The ring would be housed in the AGS tunnel and has henceforth a circumference of 807 m.

  12. Drivers of the US CO2 emissions 1997-2013

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    2015-01-01

    drivers of regional carbon dioxide emissions for China. J.D. & Rose, A. Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. economy.Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emission Changes in Germany -

  13. A novel active heads-up display for driver assistance.

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    Doshi, Anup; Cheng, Shinko Yuanhsien; Trivedi, Mohan Manubhai

    2009-01-01

    and P. Green, “The effect of HUD warning location on driverComparison of head-up display (HUD) vs. head-down display (also use heads-up displays (HUDs) to convey information to

  14. An affective intelligent driving agent: driver's trajectory and activities prediction.

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    Ratti, Carlo

    The traditional relationship between the car, driver, and city can be described as waypoint navigation with additional traffic and maintenance information. The car can receive and store waypoint information, find the ...

  15. Visual Attention and Driver Performance at Horizontal Curves 

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    Brimley, Bradford K.

    2014-12-02

    at any location and on any facility. Traffic control devices (TCDs) can be installed at curves to provide drivers the information necessary for safe navigation. The research in this dissertation examines the theory that TCDs at curves are not only...

  16. FlightCrew Browser : a safe browser for drivers

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    López-Pineda, Andrés Humberto

    2013-01-01

    Drivers have information needs they want to solve while driving, but current mobile browser interfaces can bring forth safety issues when users browse the web even though their attention is required elsewhere, as it is ...

  17. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment & Training Institute Driver's License Issues

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    Saldin, Dilano

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment & Training Institute Driver's License Issues-Milwaukee Employment & Training Institute Driver's license obstacles 1. Lack of driver's education in the high schools of unlicensed driving 4. Court-ordered 2-year driver's license suspensions as a tool to collect municipal fines

  18. Science Drivers and Technical Challenges for Advanced Magnetic Resonance

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    Mueller, Karl T.; Pruski, Marek; Washton, Nancy M.; Lipton, Andrew S.

    2013-03-07

    This report recaps the "Science Drivers and Technical Challenges for Advanced Magnetic Resonance" workshop, held in late 2011. This exploratory workshop's goal was to discuss and address challenges for the next generation of magnetic resonance experimentation. During the workshop, participants from throughout the world outlined the science drivers and instrumentation demands for high-field dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) and associated magnetic resonance techniques, discussed barriers to their advancement, and deliberated the path forward for significant and impactful advances in the field.

  19. Post-Review Feedback Questionnaire for Evaluating the Peer Review...

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

    Post-Review Feedback Questionnaire for Evaluating the Peer Review Process Post-Review Feedback Questionnaire for Evaluating the Peer Review Process EERE is committed to continuous...

  20. Desert dust suppressing precipitation: A possible desertification feedback loop

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    Daniel, Rosenfeld

    Desert dust suppressing precipitation: A possible desertification feedback loop Daniel Rosenfeld of land use exposing the topsoil can initiate such a desertification feedback process. Satellite

  1. Contractor Rating and Feedback Systems | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Rating and Feedback Systems Contractor Rating and Feedback Systems Better Buildings Residential Workforce Business Partners Peer Exchange Call Series: Contractor Rating and...

  2. Game Theoretic Modelling of a Human Driver’s Steering Interaction with Vehicle Active Steering Collision Avoidance System

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    Na, Xiaoxiang; Cole, David J.

    2014-11-10

    deeper insights into physiological and cognitive behaviours of human drivers so that optimization of present or future driver-automation interfaces, e.g. continuous sharing control [8] becomes a possibility. However, little attention has yet been paid... Model Predictive Control (MPC) and the Linear Quadratic (LQ) dynamic optimization approaches. A. Distributed MPC The idea of distributed MPC was presented in [26] as a practical approach to industrial process control of large-scale systems...

  3. Feedback Requirements for SASE-FELs

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    Loos, Henrik; /SLAC

    2012-07-06

    The operation of a Self Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) Free Electron Lasers (FEL) at soft and hard X-ray wavelengths driven by a high brightness electron beam imposes strong requirements on the stability of the accelerator and feedback systems are necessary to both guarantee saturation of the SASE process as well as a stable photon beam for user experiments. Diagnostics for the relevant transverse and longitudinal beam parameters are presented and various examples of feedback systems for bunches with low repetition rate as well as systems for intra bunch train feedbacks are discussed.

  4. Context-based Visual Feedback Recognition

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    Morency, Louis-Philippe

    2006-11-15

    During face-to-face conversation, people use visual feedback (e.g.,head and eye gesture) to communicate relevant information and tosynchronize rhythm between participants. When recognizing visualfeedback, people often rely ...

  5. Decomposition of radiational effects of model feedbacks

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    Ellsaesser, H.W.; MacCracken, M.C.; Potter, G.L.; Mitchell, C.S.

    1981-08-01

    Three separate doubled CO/sub 2/ experiments with the statistical dynamic model are used to illustrate efforts to study the climate dynamics, feedbacks, and interrelationships of meteorological parameters by decomposing and isolating their individual effects on radiation transport.

  6. Feedback controller parameterizations for reinforcement learning

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    Roberts, John William

    Reinforcement Learning offers a very general framework for learning controllers, but its effectiveness is closely tied to the controller parameterization used. Especially when learning feedback controllers for weakly stable ...

  7. Cirrus feedback on interannual climate fluctuations

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    Zhou, C.; Dessler, A. E.; Zelinka, M. D.; Yang, P.; Wang, T.

    2014-12-28

    Cirrus clouds are not only important in determining the current climate, but also play an important role in climate change and variability. Analysis of satellite observations shows that the amount and altitude of cirrus clouds (optical depth <3.6, cloud top pressure <440 hPa) increase in response to inter-annual surface warming. Thus, cirrus clouds are likely to act as a positive feedback on short-term climate fluctuations, by reducing the planet’s ability to radiate longwave radiation to space in response to planetary surface warming. Using cirrus cloud radiative kernels, the magnitude of cirrus feedback is estimated to be 0.20±0.21W/m2/°C, which is comparable to the surface albedo feedback. Most of the cirrus feedback comes from increasing cloud amount in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) and subtropical upper troposphere.

  8. Does Formalized Scoring and Feedback Improve Resident Documentation Skills?

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    Nauss, M D; Jaskulka, B

    2014-01-01

    111 Does Formalized Scoring and Feedback Improve Residentand any associated symptoms? Does the HPI contain pertinent

  9. Evaluation of EBR-II driver-fuel elements following an unprotected station blackout accident

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    Chang, L.K.; Bottcher, J.H.

    1986-01-01

    One of the current design objectives for a liquid metal reactor (LMR) is the inherent shutdown-cooling capability of the reactor, such that the reactor itself can safely reduce power following a total loss of pump power without activating the reactor shutdown system (RSS). Following a loss-of-flow (LOF) accident and a failure of RSS, in EBR-II, reactor core damage and plant restartability is of considerable interest. In the LOF event, high temperature in the reactor causes negative reactivity feedback that reduces reactor power. After an accident, reactor fuel performance is one of the factors used to assess the restartability of the plant. A thermal-hydraulic-neutronic analysis was performed to determine the response of the plant and the temperature of individual subassemblies. These temperatures were then used to assess the damage to driver fuel elements caused by the station blackout accident. The maximum depth of cladding wastage from molten eutectic at temperatures >715/sup 0/C was found to be 0.0053 mm for the hottest subassembly; this value is considerably less than the 0.28 mm cladding thickness. 12 refs.

  10. Is transverse feedback necessary for the SSC emittance preservation? (Vibration noise analysis and feedback parameters optimization)

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    Parkhomchuk, V.V.; Shiltsev, V.D.

    1993-06-01

    The paper considers the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) site ground motion measurements as well as data from accelerators worldwide about noises that worsen beam performance. Unacceptably fast emittance growth due to these noises is predicted for the SSC. A transverse feedback system was found to be the only satisfactory alternative to prevent emittance decay. Optimization of the primary feedback parameters was done.

  11. Analytics For Distracted Driver Behavior Modeling in Dilemma Zone

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    Li, Jan-Mou [ORNL] [ORNL; Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL] [ORNL; Thakur, Gautam [ORNL] [ORNL; Vatsavai, Raju [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we present the results obtained and insights gained through the analysis of TRB contest data. We used exploratory analysis, regression, and clustering models for gaining insights into the driver behavior in a dilemma zone while driving under distraction. While simple exploratory analysis showed the distinguishing driver behavior patterns among different popu- lation groups in the dilemma zone, regression analysis showed statically signification relationships between groups of variables. In addition to analyzing the contest data, we have also looked into the possible impact of distracted driving on the fuel economy.

  12. Cars and Drivers in the New Suburbs: Linking Access to Travel in Neotraditional Planning

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    Crane, Randall

    1994-01-01

    Neotradltlonal TownPlanmng. Cars, Pedestmans, and Transit,Cars and Drivers in the NewSuburbs: Linking Access to Travelspccxfica~on, or mguIahon Cars and Drivers in the New

  13. Driver mental workload requirements on horizontal curves based on occluded vision test measurements 

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    Shafer, Mark Anthony

    1994-01-01

    This thesis documents an evaluation of driver mental workload requirements on horizontal curves based on occluded vision test measurements. Driver workload is an important concept in the design of highway systems. A ...

  14. PEP-II Transverse Feedback Electronics Upgrade

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    Weber, J.M.; Chin, M.J.; Doolittle, L.R.; Akre, R.; /SLAC

    2006-03-13

    The PEP-II B Factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) requires an upgrade of the transverse feedback system electronics. The new electronics require 12-bit resolution and a minimum sampling rate of 238 Msps. A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is used to implement the feedback algorithm. The FPGA also contains an embedded PowerPC 405 (PPC-405) processor to run control system interface software for data retrieval, diagnostics, and system monitoring. The design of this system is based on the Xilinx{reg_sign} ML300 Development Platform, a circuit board set containing an FPGA with an embedded processor, a large memory bank, and other peripherals. This paper discusses the design of a digital feedback system based on an FPGA with an embedded processor. Discussion will include specifications, component selection, and integration with the ML300 design.

  15. PEP-II Transverse Feedback Electronics Upgrade

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    Weber, J.; Chin, M.; Doolittle, L.; Akre, R.

    2005-05-09

    The PEP-II B Factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) requires an upgrade of the transverse feedback system electronics. The new electronics require 12-bit resolution and a minimum sampling rate of 238 Msps. A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is used to implement the feedback algorithm. The FPGA also contains an embedded PowerPC 405 (PPC-405) processor to run control system interface software for data retrieval, diagnostics, and system monitoring. The design of this system is based on the Xilinx(R) ML300 Development Platform, a circuit board set containing an FPGA with an embedded processor, a large memory bank, and other peripherals. This paper discusses the design of a digital feedback system based on an FPGA with an embedded processor. Discussion will include specifications, component selection, and integration with the ML300 design.

  16. AGN feedback using AMR cosmological simulations

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    Dubois, Yohan; Slyz, Adrianne; Teyssier, Romain

    2011-01-01

    Feedback processes are thought to solve some of the long-standing issues of the numerical modelling of galaxy formation: over-cooling, low angular momentum, massive blue galaxies, extra-galactic enrichment, etc. The accretion of gas onto super-massive black holes in the centre of massive galaxies can release tremendous amounts of energy to the surrounding medium. We show, with cosmological Adaptive Mesh Refinement simulations, how the growth of black holes is regulated by the feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei using a new dual jet/heating mechanism. We discuss how this large amount of feedback is able to modify the cold baryon content of galaxies, and perturb the properties of the hot plasma in their vicinity.

  17. Projecting Fatalities in Crashes Involving Older Drivers, 20002025

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    ORNL-6963 Projecting Fatalities in Crashes Involving Older Drivers, 2000­2025 Patricia S. Hu 2000 This research was funded by GM pursuant to an agreement between GM and the U.S. Department #12;#12;GM Project G.6 October 2000iii TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES

  18. Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Higher Education

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    Svenningsson, Josef

    #12;Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Higher Education Göteborg for Sustainable Development through Higher Education. The authors are responsible for the choice and presentation.unesco.org/education/desd Education for Sustainable Development in Action Technical Paper N° 3 - 2006 Cover design: Helmut Langer (ED

  19. Stochastic and deterministic drivers of spatial and temporal turnover in

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    Kraft, Nathan

    and Sustainability, and Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, USA, 5 New Zealand Institute for Advanced filtering). While numerous studies have examined the relation- ship between turnover and individual drivers effects were removed, but relation- ships with primary productivity and habitat heterogeneity remained

  20. DYNAMIC DATABASE INTEGRATION IN A JDBC DRIVER Terrence Mason

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    Lawrence, Ramon

    -lawrence@uiowa.edu Keywords: integration, database, schema, metadata, annotation, evolution, dynamic, JDBC, conceptualDYNAMIC DATABASE INTEGRATION IN A JDBC DRIVER Terrence Mason Iowa Database and Emerging Iowa Database and Emerging Applications Laboratory, Computer Science University of Iowa Email: ramon

  1. Fluctuations in Alertness and Sustained Attention: Predicting Driver Performance

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    Salvucci, Dario D.

    Fluctuations in Alertness and Sustained Attention: Predicting Driver Performance Glenn Gunzelmann an existing account of the effect of sleep loss and circadian rhythms on sustained attention performance to predict performance impairments in complex task domains like driving is limited by a gap in our

  2. Energy for 500 million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for

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    -up analysis of residential building energy consumption in China using data from a wide variety of sourcesLBNL-2417E Energy for 500 million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China Nan Zhou*, Michael A. McNeil, Mark Levine Keywords

  3. SECTION 9-DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM AND VEHICLE OPERATION/ AND MAINTENANCE

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    Selmic, Sandra

    SECTION 9- DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM AND VEHICLE OPERATION/ AND MAINTENANCE INTRODUCTION Driving, driving statistically exposes you to the single greatest degree of risk in your everyday life. The driving in a vehicular accident while conducting State business. · Make recommendations on how to operate a vehicle

  4. Integrating Concurrency Control and Energy Management in Device Drivers

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    Maróti, Miklós

    Integrating Concurrency Control and Energy Management in Device Drivers Kevin Klues , Vlado@cs.berkeley.edu dgay@intel-research.net Abstract Energy management is a critical concern in wireless sensornets. De- spite its importance, sensor network operating systems today pro- vide minimal energy management support

  5. Project: Driver and controller for a thermoelectric cooler

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    Project: Driver and controller for a thermoelectric cooler Supervisor: Prof. Sam Ben-Yaakov Year solutions. Based on one of the three thermoelectric phenomena ­ the Peltier effect ­ bi-directional control is achieved. The TEC (which is a Thermoelectric Cooler) uses this effect. The direction of the current through

  6. A REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF EMERGING DRIVER FATIGUE DETECTION MEASURES AND TECHNOLOGIES

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    -to-perform and fitness-for-duty screeners; mathematical models/algorithms; vehicle-based driver performance measurements

  7. Driver/Pedestrian Understanding and Behavior at Marked and Unmarked Crosswalks

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    Mitman, Meghan F.; Ragland, David R

    2008-01-01

    45 PEDESTRIAN CRASH PATTERNS IN45 PEDESTRIAN AND DRIVER KNOWLEDGE OF CROSSWALK47 COUNTERMEASURES TO INCREASE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN

  8. Adiabatic feedback control of Hamiltonian systems

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    A. E. Allahverdyan; K. G. Petrosyan; D. B. Saakian

    2006-07-09

    We study feedback control of classical Hamiltonian systems with the controlling parameter varying slowly in time. The control aims to change system's energy. We show that the control problems can be solved with help of an adiabatic invariant that generalizes the conservation of the phase-space volume to control situations. New mechanisms of control for achieving heating, cooling, entropy reduction and particle trapping are found. The feedback control of a many-body system via one of its coordinates is discussed. The results are illustrated by two basic models of non-linear physics.

  9. The Impact of Performance Feedback on School Psychologists' Roles and SLD Assessments

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    Stomel, Danielle Eryn

    2015-01-01

    for all three schools during the performance feedback phase.consultation and performance feedback. School PsychologyThe Impact of Performance Feedback on School Psychologists’

  10. Two-Stage Power Conversion Architecture for an LED Driver Circuit

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    Perreault, Dave

    Two-Stage Power Conversion Architecture for an LED Driver Circuit Seungbum Lim, John Ranson, David with 0.93 power factor at 8.4 W average power. I. INTRODUCTION LED lighting promises unprecedented efficiency, and high-power-factor LED drivers [1]. A survey of commercial LED drivers illustrates this

  11. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment & Training Institute 1 Drivers License

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    Saldin, Dilano

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment & Training Institute 1 Drivers License Status Report for the Center on Driver's License Recovery & Employability June 13, 2012 by Lois Quinn and John Pawasarat residents in the state DOT files, including: · drivers with a current license as of January 2012 · plus

  12. Stellar feedback efficiencies: supernovae versus stellar winds

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    Fierlinger, Katharina M; Ntormousi, Evangelia; Fierlinger, Peter; Schartmann, Marc; Ballone, Alessandro; Krause, Martin G H; Diehl, Roland

    2015-01-01

    Stellar winds and supernova (SN) explosions of massive stars ("stellar feedback") create bubbles in the interstellar medium (ISM) and insert newly produced heavy elements and kinetic energy into their surroundings, possibly driving turbulence. Most of this energy is thermalized and immediately removed from the ISM by radiative cooling. The rest is available for driving ISM dynamics. In this work we estimate the amount of feedback energy retained as kinetic energy when the bubble walls have decelerated to the sound speed of the ambient medium. We show that the feedback of the most massive star outweighs the feedback from less massive stars. For a giant molecular cloud (GMC) mass of 1e5 solar masses (as e.g. found in the Orion GMCs) and a star formation efficiency of 8% the initial mass function predicts a most massive star of approximately 60 solar masses. For this stellar evolution model we test the dependence of the retained kinetic energy of the cold GMC gas on the inclusion of stellar winds. In our model w...

  13. Predictive Limited Feedback for Cooperative Transmission

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    Heath Jr., - Robert W.

    to improve sum-rates and reduce outages. Users estimate and feedback CSI of the desired and multiple information (CSI) at the cooperating base stations can be utilized to to improve data rates and reduce outages. Wireless Networking and Communications Group Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  14. Lyapunov Functions and Feedback in Nonlinear Control

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    Maume-Deschamps, Véronique

    Lyapunov Functions and Feedback in Nonlinear Control Francis Clarke Professeur `a l@igd.univ-lyon1.fr Summary. The method of Lyapunov functions plays a central role in the study to consider nonsmooth Lyapunov functions, even if the underlying control dynamics are themselves smooth. We

  15. Electrothermal feedback in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors

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    Kerman, Andrew J.

    We investigate the role of electrothermal feedback in the operation of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs). It is found that the desired mode of operation for SNSPDs is only achieved if this feedback ...

  16. Feedback control of flow separation using synthetic jets 

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    Kim, Kihwan

    2006-04-12

    The primary goal of this research is to assess the effect of synthetic jets on flow separation and provide a feedback control strategy for flow separation using synthetic jets. The feedback control synthesis is conducted based upon CFD simulation...

  17. Bunch-Motion Feedback for B-Factories

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    Lambertson, G.R.

    2011-01-01

    and througb the driving klystron can be used but the degreethe feedback loop through the klystron and other circuits.feedback and by using the klystron-cavity system as a strong

  18. Evolutionary Optimization of Feedback Controllers for Thermoacoustic Instabilities

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Evolutionary Optimization of Feedback Controllers for Thermoacoustic Instabilities Nikolaus Hansen prone to thermoacoustic instabilities which arise due to a feedback loop involving fluctua- tions in acoustic pressure, velocity and heat release. Thermoacoustic instabilities may cause mechanical damage

  19. Next Generation Environmentally-Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development

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    Barth, Matthew; Boriboonsomsin, Kanok

    2014-12-31

    The objective of this project is to design, develop, and demonstrate a next-generation, federal safety- and emission-complaint driving feedback system that can be deployed across the existing vehicle fleet and improve fleet average fuel efficiency by at least 2%. The project objective was achieved with the driving feedback system that encourages fuel-efficient vehicle travel and operation through: 1) Eco-Routing Navigation module that suggests the most fuel-efficient route from one stop to the next, 2) Eco-Driving Feedback module that provides sensible information, recommendation, and warning regarding fuel-efficient vehicle operation, and 3) Eco-Score and Eco-Rank module that provides a means for driving performance tracking, self-evaluation, and peer comparison. The system also collects and stores vehicle travel and operation data, which are used by Algorithm Updating module to customize the other modules for specific vehicles and adapts them to specific drivers over time. The driving feedback system was designed and developed as an aftermarket technology that can be retrofitted to vehicles in the existing fleet. It consists of a mobile application for smart devices running Android operating system, a vehicle on-board diagnostics connector, and a data server. While the system receives and utilizes real-time vehicle and engine data from the vehicle’s controller area network bus through the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic connector, it does not modify or interfere with the vehicle’s controller area network bus, and thus, is in compliance with federal safety and emission regulations. The driving feedback system was demonstrated and then installed on 45 vehicles from three different fleets for field operational test. These include 15 private vehicles of the general public, 15 pickup trucks of the California Department of Transportation that are assigned to individual employees for business use, and 15 shuttle buses of the Riverside Transit Agency that are used for paratransit service. Detailed vehicle travel and operation data including route taken, driving speed, acceleration, braking, and the corresponding fuel consumption, were collected both before and during the test period. The data analysis results show that the fleet average fuel efficiency improvements for the three fleets with the use of the driving feedback system are in the range of 2% to 9%. The economic viability of the driving feedback system is high. A fully deployed system would require capital investment in smart device ($150-$350) and on-board diagnostics connector ($50-$100) as well as paying operating costs for wireless data plan and subscription fees ($20-$30 per month) for connecting to the data server and receiving various system services. For individual consumers who already own a smart device (such as smartphone) and commercial fleets that already use some kind of telematics services, the costs for deploying this driving feedback system would be much lower.

  20. Visual-Feedback Distortion in a Robotic Rehabilitation

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    Klatzky, Roberta

    INVITED P A P E R Visual-Feedback Distortion in a Robotic Rehabilitation Environment In a finger-motion rehabilitation trial, where a patient presses against robot resistance, progress can be aided by visual feedback Matsuoka ABSTRACT | We create a robotic rehabilitation environment that distorts the visual feedback

  1. Feedback Control Theory and Processing System Log Streams Research Project

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    Tang, Pingzhong

    Feedback Control Theory and Processing System Log Streams by Wei Xu Research Project Submitted, and on exploring general techniques of applying feedback control theory to distributed computer systems. We have. All problems addressed are solved systematically with feedback-control-theory. We discuss three uses

  2. Consensus Building in Multi-vehicle Systems with Information Feedback

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    Ren, Wei

    Consensus Building in Multi-vehicle Systems with Information Feedback Wei Ren Department@engineering.usu.edu Abstract-- In this paper, we study the problem of consensus building in multi-vehicle systems with information feedback. We will show how information feedback can be incorporated into the consensus building

  3. POLE PLACEMENT VIA OUTPUT FEEDBACK: A METHODOLOGY BASED ON

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    Orsi, Robert

    POLE PLACEMENT VIA OUTPUT FEEDBACK: A METHODOLOGY BASED ON PROJECTIONS Kaiyang Yang and Robert Orsi feedback pole placement problems of the following rather general form: given n subsets of the complex plane, find a static output feedback that places in each of these subsets a pole of the closed loop system

  4. 59136 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (c) Certain farm vehicle drivers. The

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    ) Certain farm vehicle drivers. The rules in this part except for § 391.15(e) do not apply to a farm vehicle driver except a farm vehicle driver who drives an articulated (combination) commercial motor vehicle, as defined in § 390.5. For limited exemptions for farm vehicle drivers of articulated commercial motor

  5. Residential Feedback Devices and Programs. Opportunities for Natural Gas

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    Kerr, R.; Tondro, M.

    2012-12-01

    Behavior-based approaches have been a growing interest in the energy efficiency field over recent years and the use of residential energy feedback has garnered particular interest. By providing an increased level of detail, feedback can greatly increase a consumer’s understanding of how energy is used in their home. This project reviewed the existing body of research on electricity feedback to identify parallel lessons for gas, discussed the benefits and challenges of different types of feedback, and identifying three feedback options that show strong potential for natural gas savings.

  6. Residential Feedback Devices and Programs: Opportunities for Natural Gas

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    Kerr, R.; Tondro, M.

    2012-12-01

    Behavior-based approaches have been a growing interest in the energy efficiency field over recent years and the use of residential energy feedback has garnered particular interest. By providing an increased level of detail, feedback can greatly increase a consumer's understanding of how energy is used in their home. This project reviewed the existing body of research on electricity feedback to identify parallel lessons for gas, discussed the benefits and challenges of different types of feedback, and identifying three feedback options that show strong potential for natural gas savings.

  7. Obtaining Reliable Feedback for Sanctioning Reputation Mechanisms

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    Faltings, B; 10.1613/jair.2243

    2011-01-01

    Reputation mechanisms offer an effective alternative to verification authorities for building trust in electronic markets with moral hazard. Future clients guide their business decisions by considering the feedback from past transactions; if truthfully exposed, cheating behavior is sanctioned and thus becomes irrational. It therefore becomes important to ensure that rational clients have the right incentives to report honestly. As an alternative to side-payment schemes that explicitly reward truthful reports, we show that honesty can emerge as a rational behavior when clients have a repeated presence in the market. To this end we describe a mechanism that supports an equilibrium where truthful feedback is obtained. Then we characterize the set of pareto-optimal equilibria of the mechanism, and derive an upper bound on the percentage of false reports that can be recorded by the mechanism. An important role in the existence of this bound is played by the fact that rational clients can establish a reputation for...

  8. Information-technology approach to quantum feedback control

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    Dao-Yi Dong; Chen-Bin Zhang; Zong-Hai Chen

    2005-03-01

    Quantum control theory is profitably reexamined from the perspective of quantum information, two results on the role of quantum information technology in quantum feedback control are presented and two quantum feedback control schemes, teleportation-based distant quantum feedback control and quantum feedback control with quantum cloning, are proposed. In the first feedback scheme, the output from the quantum system to be controlled is fed back into the distant actuator via teleportation to alter the dynamics of system. The result theoretically shows that it can accomplish some tasks such as distant feedback quantum control that Markovian or Bayesian quantum feedback can't complete. In the second feedback strategy, the design of quantum feedback control algorithms is separated into a state recognition step, which gives "on-off" signal to the actuator through recognizing some copies from the cloning machine, and a feedback (control) step using another copies of cloning machine. A compromise between information acquisition and measurement disturbance is established, and this strategy can perform some quantum control tasks with coherent feedback.

  9. Phase Model with Feedback Control for Power Grids

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    Matsuo, Tatsuma

    2013-01-01

    A phase model with feedback control is studied as a dynamical model of power grids. As an example, we study a model network corresponding to the power grid in the Kyushu region. The standard frequency is maintained by the mutual synchronization and the feedback control. Electric failures are induced by an overload. We propose a local feedback method in which the strength of feedback control is proportional to the magnitude of generators. We find that the electric failures do not occur until the utilization ratio is close to 1 under this feedback control. We also find that the temporal response for the time-varying input power is suppressed under this feedback control. We explain the mechanisms using the corresponding global feedback method.

  10. Frequency-feedback cavity enhanced spectrometer

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    Hovde, David Christian; Gomez, Anthony

    2015-08-18

    A spectrometer comprising an optical cavity, a light source capable of producing light at one or more wavelengths transmitted by the cavity and with the light directed at the cavity, a detector and optics positioned to collect light transmitted by the cavity, feedback electronics causing oscillation of amplitude of the optical signal on the detector at a frequency that depends on cavity losses, and a sensor measuring the oscillation frequency to determine the cavity losses.

  11. Quantum feedback control and classical control theory

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    Andrew C. Doherty; Salman Habib; Kurt Jacobs; Hideo Mabuchi; Sze M. Tan

    2000-03-09

    We introduce and discuss the problem of quantum feedback control in the context of established formulations of classical control theory, examining conceptual analogies and essential differences. We describe the application of state-observer based control laws, familiar in classical control theory, to quantum systems and apply our methods to the particular case of switching the state of a particle in a double-well potential.

  12. BLACK HOLE FORAGING: FEEDBACK DRIVES FEEDING

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    Dehnen, Walter; King, Andrew, E-mail: wd11@leicester.ac.uk, E-mail: ark@astro.le.ac.uk [Theoretical Astrophysics Group, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)] [Theoretical Astrophysics Group, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

    2013-11-10

    We suggest a new picture of supermassive black hole (SMBH) growth in galaxy centers. Momentum-driven feedback from an accreting hole gives significant orbital energy, but little angular momentum to the surrounding gas. Once central accretion drops, the feedback weakens and swept-up gas falls back toward the SMBH on near-parabolic orbits. These intersect near the black hole with partially opposed specific angular momenta, causing further infall and ultimately the formation of a small-scale accretion disk. The feeding rates into the disk typically exceed Eddington by factors of a few, growing the hole on the Salpeter timescale and stimulating further feedback. Natural consequences of this picture include (1) the formation and maintenance of a roughly toroidal distribution of obscuring matter near the hole; (2) random orientations of successive accretion disk episodes; (3) the possibility of rapid SMBH growth; (4) tidal disruption of stars and close binaries formed from infalling gas, resulting in visible flares and ejection of hypervelocity stars; (5) super-solar abundances of the matter accreting on to the SMBH; and (6) a lower central dark-matter density, and hence annihilation signal, than adiabatic SMBH growth implies. We also suggest a simple subgrid recipe for implementing this process in numerical simulations.

  13. Utility Integrated Resource Planning: An Emerging Driver of New Renewable Generation in the Western United States

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    Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan

    2005-01-01

    greater role in future utility planning efforts. Bolinger,Utility Integrated Resource Planning: An Emerging Driver ofyears: utility integrated resource planning (IRP). Common in

  14. Philips Light Sources & Electronics is Developing an Efficient, Smaller, Cost-Effective Family of LED Drivers

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    With the help of DOE funding, Philips Light Sources & Electronics is developing a new family of LED drivers that are more efficient and cost-effective as well as smaller in size than currently available drivers. The new drivers are switch-mode power supplies that are similar to today's drivers, but with an improved design. In addition, they have a different topology—boost plus LLC—for wattages of 40W and above, but they retain the commonly used flyback topology at lower wattages.

  15. Driver/Pedestrian Understanding and Behavior at Marked and Unmarked Crosswalks

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    Ragland, David R; Mitman, Meghan Fehlig

    2007-01-01

    July 1, 2007 DRIVER/PEDESTRIAN UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR AT9922 BERKELEY MANIFESTO ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS MAY 11, 2007for safe and convenient pedestrian travel and to embrace

  16. A comparison of some relevance feedback techniques 

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    Cashman, Leslie Edward

    1972-01-01

    the relevant documents. Needless to say, perfect indexing does not exist in document retr1eval systems. Yet to use relevance feedback a basic assumption has to be made. Specifically 1t must be assumed that documents relevant to a given query will res1de... results. Out ut de ictin the functionin of each strate . The vector mentioned above is printed for each iteration of each strategy. At a glance it shows how the ranks of the relevant documents vacillate from one iteration to the next. In addition...

  17. External optical feedback in semiconductor lasers 

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    Mebrahtu, Philemon

    1990-01-01

    S is the photon population, and K and K are constants relating the number of emitted photons to the output power being monitored. G is the single pass power gain in the laser diode cavity without feedback with the following condition to be satisfied: G RR =1... is coupled with light without delay in fiber coupler 3. The two signals with uncorrelated phase are then mixed in a Ge PIN diode biased at 15V. The RF signal is then amplified using an Avantek RF amplifier rated at 20 dB and this serves as an input to a...

  18. Self-assessing target with automatic feedback

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    Larkin, Stephen W.; Kramer, Robert L.

    2004-03-02

    A self assessing target with four quadrants and a method of use thereof. Each quadrant containing possible causes for why shots are going into that particular quadrant rather than the center mass of the target. Each possible cause is followed by a solution intended to help the marksman correct the problem causing the marksman to shoot in that particular area. In addition, the self assessing target contains possible causes for general shooting errors and solutions to the causes of the general shooting error. The automatic feedback with instant suggestions and corrections enables the shooter to improve their marksmanship.

  19. Truthful Feedback for Sanctioning Reputation Mechanisms

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    Witkowski, Jens

    2012-01-01

    For product rating environments, similar to that of Amazon Reviews, it has been shown that the truthful elicitation of feedback is possible through mechanisms which pay buyer reports contingent on the reports of other buyers. We study whether similar mechanisms can be designed for reputation mechanisms at online auction sites where the buyers' experiences are partially determined by a strategic seller. We show that this is impossible for the basic setting. However, introducing a small prior belief that the seller is a cooperative commitment player leads to a payment scheme with a truthful perfect Bayesian equilibrium.

  20. The effects of feedback on freeway operations 

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    Baker, Robert Lewis

    1967-01-01

    Model IV represents the open feedback ? feed-forward model as shown in Figure 10 ' 0 QA ftt )Q 0 (1 - p ) Pg 0 P6 g o (1 - p, ) Figure 10, Model IV Assume f(t ) to be an Erlang distribution with mean tA -- aA/bA and f(t ) to be an Erlang... = ? ' = 150 a b a variance = ? ' = 57. 5 2 b a = 150 b u ? ''=575 b2 or b =~=40 57. 5 a = 150 b = 600. 0 P ' ' F, Average volume = 600 vehicles per hour Time period = 5 minutes 60 Nu. . ber of time periods per hour = ? = 12 5 600 Average number...

  1. Effect of downstream feedback on the achievable performance of feedback control loops for serial processes

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    Duffy, Ken

    -- Optimal control, multivariate control, serial processes, process control. I. INTRODUCTION The term serial-- This paper deals with feedback control of serial processes, that is, processes formed by the series control and feedforward action. The problem is addressed using an H2 optimal performance criterion

  2. Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings | Department...

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    Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings Fact sheet describes how the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved...

  3. Feedbacks between hydrological heterogeneity and bioremediation induced biogeochemical transformations

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    Englert, A.

    2009-01-01

    Water Resources Research 2008, 44, W10412, doi:10.1029/2007WR006425. Supporting Information Feedbacks Between Hydrological Heterogeneity and Bioremediation

  4. Reduced-Order Model Based Feedback Control For Modified Hasegawa...

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    design problems) is applied to obtain a low dimensional model of the linearized MHW equation. Then a modelbased feedback controller is designed for the reduced order model using...

  5. Fermilab | Fermilab at Work | Web Form | Feedback Form

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    Feedback Form Use the form below to submit a suggestion to senior management. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). Suggestion: Name: Email Address: Submit Last modified...

  6. Code design for erasure channels with limited or noisy feedback 

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    Nagasubramanian, Karthik

    2009-05-15

    The availability of feedback in communication channels can significantly increase the reliability of transmission while decreasing the encoding and decoding complexity. Most of the applications like cellular telephony, ...

  7. UWB multi-burst transmit driver for averaging receivers

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    Dallum, Gregory E

    2012-11-20

    A multi-burst transmitter for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems generates a sequence of precisely spaced RF bursts from a single trigger event. There are two oscillators in the transmitter circuit, a gated burst rate oscillator and a gated RF burst or RF power output oscillator. The burst rate oscillator produces a relatively low frequency, i.e., MHz, square wave output for a selected transmit cycle, and drives the RF burst oscillator, which produces RF bursts of much higher frequency, i.e., GHz, during the transmit cycle. The frequency of the burst rate oscillator sets the spacing of the RF burst packets. The first oscillator output passes through a bias driver to the second oscillator. The bias driver conditions, e.g., level shifts, the signal from the first oscillator for input into the second oscillator, and also controls the length of each RF burst. A trigger pulse actuates a timing circuit, formed of a flip-flop and associated reset time delay circuit, that controls the operation of the first oscillator, i.e., how long it oscillates (which defines the transmit cycle).

  8. Characterization of Robust Feedback Nash Equilibrium for Multi-Channel Systems

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    Gupta, Vijay

    Characterization of Robust Feedback Nash Equilibrium for Multi-Channel Systems Getachew K. Befekadu the feedback Nash equilibria via a set of stabilizing state-feedback solutions corresponding to a family for the existence of a feedback Nash equilibrium, whereas the set of robust stabilizing state-feedback solutions

  9. Nash Equilibria for a Model of Traffic Flow with Several Groups of Drivers

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    Nash Equilibria for a Model of Traffic Flow with Several Groups of Drivers Alberto Bressan and Ke population sizes 1, . . . , n, we prove the existence of a Nash equilibrium solution, where no driver can, and a characterization of this Nash equilibrium solution, are also discussed. 1 Introduction Consider a model of traffic

  10. Nash Equilibria for a Model of Traffic Flow with Several Groups of Drivers

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    Bressan, Alberto

    Nash Equilibria for a Model of Traffic Flow with Several Groups of Drivers Alberto Bressan and Ke population sizes 1, . . . , n, we prove the existence of a Nash equilibrium solution, where no driver can, and a characterization of this Nash equilibrium solution, are also discussed. Key words: Scalar conservation law

  11. 1 Drivers of the projected changes to the Pacific Ocean 2 equatorial circulation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Drivers of the projected changes to the Pacific Ocean 2 equatorial circulation 3 A. Sen Gupta,1 A), 29 Drivers of the projected changes to the Pacific Ocean equatorial 30 circulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, LXXXXX, doi:10.1029/ 31 2012GL051447. 32 1. Introduction 33 [2] The equatorial Pacific Ocean

  12. AABBSSTTRRAACCTT MA, RUIQI. The Effect of In-Vehicle Automation and Reliability on Driver Situation

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    Kaber, David B.

    AABBSSTTRRAACCTT MA, RUIQI. The Effect of In-Vehicle Automation and Reliability on Driver Situation by automation and in- vehicle device use. Specifically, this study investigated the implications of adaptive; investigate the effect of varying reliability of in-vehicle automation (navigation aids) on driver SA

  13. ESPM 131 Using microbes to understand effects S06 and drivers of species diversity

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    Bruns, Tom

    ESPM 131 Using microbes to understand effects S06 and drivers of species diversity Microbial. Perceived disadvantages and counterpoints: too simple, too artificial microbes are fundamentally different;ESPM 131 Using microbes to understand effects S06 and drivers of species diversity Species richness

  14. Predicting the Effects of In-Car Interfaces on Driver Behavior using a Cognitive Architecture

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    Salvucci, Dario D.

    Predicting the Effects of In-Car Interfaces on Driver Behavior using a Cognitive Architecture Dario 9669 dario@cbr.com ABSTRACT When designing and evaluating "in-car" user interfaces for drivers describes a novel approach to predicting effects of in-car interfaces by modeling behavior in a cognitive

  15. Driver Attitudes and Choices: Speed Limits, Seat Belt Use, and Drinking-and-Driving

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    Driver attitudes; Driver behavior; Speeding; Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Surveys (MVOSS) #12;- 2 Board, January 2004 Abstract A better understanding of attitudes and behavioral principles underlying driving behavior and traffic safety issues can contribute to design and policy solutions, such as, speed

  16. Integrated Circuit Implementation for a GaN HFETs Driver Circuit

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    Bakos, Jason D.

    @engr.sc.edu Abstract- The paper presents the design of an integrated circuit (IC) for a 10MHz low power-loss driver exploit the advantages of GaN devices, such as superior switching speed and operation in high-power the authors focus on the design of the IC and present preliminary results and considerations. The driver

  17. An Electrolytic-Free Offline LED Driver with a Ceramic-Capacitor-Based Compact SSC Energy

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    Perreault, Dave

    An Electrolytic-Free Offline LED Driver with a Ceramic-Capacitor-Based Compact SSC Energy Buffer of a compact ceramic-capacitor-based stacked switched capacitor (SSC) energy buffer for a single-stage offline precharge circuit. The prototype LED driver presented here uses a ceramic-capacitor-based SSC energy buffer

  18. Does Beamforming achieve Outage Capacity with Direction Feedback?

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    Jafar, Syed A.

    Does Beamforming achieve Outage Capacity with Direction Feedback? Sudhir Srinivasa and Syed Ali: syed@ece.uci.edu, sudhirs@uci.edu Email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu Abstract We explore the outage capacity of outage capacity for a quantized channel direction feedback system. The technique is used to establish

  19. Handy feedback: Connecting smart meters with mobile phones

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    and immediate feedback between 5% and 15% of the electrical household energy consumption can be saved [4 limitations of existing electricity consumption monitor- ing systems. It offers the possibility system provides both: real-time feedback on the entire electricity usage and on the consumption of many

  20. Perceptual Media Compression for Multiple Viewers with Feedback Delay

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    Oleg, Komogortsev - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    into the impact that such a method can have on transmission bandwidth and computational burden reduction ­ computer conferencing, teleconferencing, and videoconferencing; J.5 [Computers in Other Systems]: Social Perceptual media adaptation, multi-viewer setup. 1. IMPACT OF THE FEEDBACK DELAY Feedback delay is the period

  1. Electrooptic light modulator with improved response linearity using optical feedback 

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    Bhatranand, Apichai

    2005-11-01

    output, the magnitude of the optical feedback and the substrate temperature were adjusted. The feedback level was altered by applying refractive index-matching liquid to one or both ends of the waveguide at the edges of the crystal. It was found that a...

  2. Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Visual Feedback Control of Hand Movements

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    Knill, David C.

    Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Visual Feedback Control of Hand Movements Jeffrey A. Saunders investigated what visual information contributes to on-line control of hand movements. It has been suggested.Weusedaperturbationmethod to determine the relative contributions of motion and position information to feedback control. Subjects

  3. Modular Quantum Memories Using Passive Linear Optics and Coherent Feedback

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    Modular Quantum Memories Using Passive Linear Optics and Coherent Feedback Hendra I. Nurdin photon pulsed optical field has a conceptually simple modular realization using only passive linear optics and coherent feedback. We exploit the idea that two decaying optical cavities can be coupled

  4. Laddie: The Language for Automated Device Drivers (Ver 1) Bucknell Computer Science Technical Report #08-2

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    Wittie, Lea

    Report #08-2 Lea Wittie March 12, 2008 Abstract Device drivers, which make up a large portion. Rebooting can mean data loss; a CD-RW writing a CD, network card sending packets. The driver could also read

  5. Feedback mechanism for smart nozzles and nebulizers

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    Montaser, Akbar [Potomac, MD; Jorabchi, Kaveh [Arlington, VA; Kahen, Kaveh [Kleinburg, CA

    2009-01-27

    Nozzles and nebulizers able to produce aerosol with optimum and reproducible quality based on feedback information obtained using laser imaging techniques. Two laser-based imaging techniques based on particle image velocimetry (PTV) and optical patternation map and contrast size and velocity distributions for indirect and direct pneumatic nebulizations in plasma spectrometry. Two pulses from thin laser sheet with known time difference illuminate droplets flow field. Charge coupled device (CCL)) captures scattering of laser light from droplets, providing two instantaneous particle images. Pointwise cross-correlation of corresponding images yields two-dimensional velocity map of aerosol velocity field. For droplet size distribution studies, solution is doped with fluorescent dye and both laser induced florescence (LIF) and Mie scattering images are captured simultaneously by two CCDs with the same field of view. Ratio of LIF/Mie images provides relative droplet size information, then scaled by point calibration method via phase Doppler particle analyzer.

  6. Combustion diagnostic for active engine feedback control

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    Green, Jr., Johney Boyd (Knoxville, TN); Daw, Charles Stuart (Knoxville, TN); Wagner, Robert Milton (Knoxville, TN)

    2007-10-02

    This invention detects the crank angle location where combustion switches from premixed to diffusion, referred to as the transition index, and uses that location to define integration limits that measure the portions of heat released during the combustion process that occur during the premixed and diffusion phases. Those integrated premixed and diffusion values are used to develop a metric referred to as the combustion index. The combustion index is defined as the integrated diffusion contribution divided by the integrated premixed contribution. As the EGR rate is increased enough to enter the low temperature combustion regime, PM emissions decrease because more of the combustion process is occurring over the premixed portion of the heat release rate profile and the diffusion portion has been significantly reduced. This information is used to detect when the engine is or is not operating in a low temperature combustion mode and provides that feedback to an engine control algorithm.

  7. QAM Adaptive Measurements Feedback Quantum Receiver Performance

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    Tian Chen; Ke Li; Yuan Zuo; Bing Zhu

    2015-04-11

    We theoretically study the quantum receivers with adaptive measurements feedback for discriminating quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) coherent states in terms of average symbol error rate. For rectangular 16-QAM signal set, with different stages of adaptive measurements, the effects of realistic imperfection parameters including the sub-unity quantum efficiency and the dark counts of on-off detectors, as well as the transmittance of beam splitters and the mode mismatch factor between the signal and local oscillating fields on the symbol error rate are separately investigated through Monte Carlo simulations. Using photon-number-resolving detectors (PNRD) instead of on-off detectors, all the effects on the symbol error rate due to the above four imperfections can be suppressed in a certain degree. The finite resolution and PNR capability of PNRDs are also considered. We find that for currently available technology, the receiver shows a reasonable gain from the standard quantum limit (SQL) with moderate stages.

  8. Stellar feedback by radiation pressure and photoionization

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    Sales, Laura V; Springel, Volker; Petkova, Margarita

    2013-01-01

    The relative impact of radiation pressure and photoionization feedback from young stars on surrounding gas is studied with hydrodynamic radiative transfer (RT) simulations. The calculations focus on the single-scattering (direct radiation pressure) and optically thick regime, and adopt a moment-based RT-method implemented in the moving-mesh code AREPO. The source luminosity, gas density profile and initial temperature are varied. At typical temperatures and densities of molecular clouds, radiation pressure drives velocities of order ~20 km/s over 1-5 Myr; enough to unbind the smaller clouds. However, these estimates ignore the effects of photoionization that naturally occur concurrently. When radiation pressure and photoionization act together, the latter is substantially more efficient, inducing velocities comparable to the sound speed of the hot ionized medium (10-15 km/s) on timescales far shorter than required for accumulating similar momentum with radiation pressure. This mismatch allows photoionization ...

  9. Fighting Decoherence by Feedback-controlled Dissipation

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    Gernot Schaller

    2012-06-12

    Repeated closed-loop control operations acting as piecewise-constant Liouville superoperators conditioned on the outcomes of regularly performed measurements may effectively be described by a fixed-point iteration for the density matrix. Even when all Liouville superoperators point to the completely mixed state, feedback of the measurement result may lead to a pure state, which can be interpreted as selective dampening of undesired states. Using a microscopic model, we exemplify this for a single qubit, which can be purified in an arbitrary single-qubit state by tuning the measurement direction and two qubits that may be purified towards a Bell state by applying a special continuous two-local measurement. The method does not require precise knowledge of decoherence channels and works for large reservoir temperatures provided measurement, processing, and control can be implemented in a continuous fashion.

  10. Feedback stabilisation of switched systems via iterative approximate eigenvector assignment

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    Haimovich, Hernan

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents and implements an iterative feedback design algorithm for stabilisation of discrete-time switched systems under arbitrary switching regimes. The algorithm seeks state feedback gains so that the closed-loop switching system admits a common quadratic Lyapunov function (CQLF) and hence is uniformly globally exponentially stable. Although the feedback design problem considered can be solved directly via linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), direct application of LMIs for feedback design does not provide information on closed-loop system structure. In contrast, the feedback matrices computed by the proposed algorithm assign closed-loop structure approximating that required to satisfy Lie-algebraic conditions that guarantee existence of a CQLF. The main contribution of the paper is to provide, for single-input systems, a numerical implementation of the algorithm based on iterative approximate common eigenvector assignment, and to establish cases where such algorithm is guaranteed to succeed. We inc...

  11. Study of CSR Effects in the Jefferson Laboratory FEL Driver

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    Hall, C. C.; Biedron, S.; Burleson, Theodore A.; Milton, Stephen V.; Morin, Auralee L.; Benson, Stephen V.; Douglas, David R.; Evtushenko, Pavel E.; Hannon, Fay E.; Li, Rui; Tennant, Christopher D.; Zhang, Shukui; Carlsten, Bruce E.; Lewellen, John W.

    2013-08-01

    In a recent experiment conducted on the Jefferson Laboratory IR FEL driver the effects of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation (CSR) on beam quality were studied. The primary goal of this work was to explore CSR output and effect on the beam with variation of the bunch compression in the IR chicane. This experiment also provides a valuable opportunity to benchmark existing CSR models in a system that may not be fully represented by a 1-D CSR model. Here we present results from this experiment and compare to initial simulations of CSR in the magnetic compression chicane of the machine. Finally, we touch upon the possibility for CSR induced microbunching gain in the magnetic compression chicane, and show that parameters in the machine are such that it should be thoroughly damped.

  12. Efficiency of feedback process in cavity quantum electrodynamics

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    H. T. Fung; P. T. Leung

    2007-08-02

    Utilizing the continuous frequency mode quantization scheme, we study from first principle the efficiency of a feedback scheme that can generate maximally entangled states of two atoms in an optical cavity through their interactions with a single input photon. The spectral function of the photon emitted from the cavity, which will be used as the input of the next round in the feedback process, is obtained analytically. We find that the spectral function of the photon is modified in each round and deviates from the original one. The efficiency of the feedback scheme consequently deteriorates gradually after several rounds of operation.

  13. CDM, Feedback and the Hubble Sequence

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    Jesper Sommer-Larsen; Martin Gotz; Laura Portinari

    2002-06-26

    We have performed TreeSPH simulations of galaxy formation in a standard LCDM cosmology, including effects of star formation, energetic stellar feedback processes and a meta-galactic UV field, and obtain a mix of disk, lenticular and elliptical galaxies. The disk galaxies are deficient in angular momentum by only about a factor of two compared to observed disk galaxies. The stellar disks have approximately exponential surface density profiles, and those of the bulges range from exponential to r^{1/4}, as observed. The bulge-to-disk ratios of the disk galaxies are consistent with observations and likewise are their integrated B-V colours, which have been calculated using stellar population synthesis techniques. Furthermore, we can match the observed I-band Tully-Fisher (TF) relation, provided that the mass-to-light ratio of disk galaxies, (M/L_I), is about 0.8. The ellipticals and lenticulars have approximately r^{1/4} stellar surface density profiles, are dominated by non-disklike kinematics and flattened due to non-isotropic stellar velocity distributions, again consistent with observations.

  14. Continuous execution : improving user feedback in the development cycle

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    Su, Kevin

    2007-01-01

    Programming environments are increasing the amount of feedback given to users during the development cycle. This work continues with this trend by exploring continuous execution, a programming environment where the result ...

  15. Optimization of neural network feedback control systems using automatic differentiation

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    Rollins, Elizabeth, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    Optimal control problems can be challenging to solve, whether using analytic or numerical methods. This thesis examines the application of an adjoint method for optimal feedback control, which combines various algorithmic ...

  16. Visual Feedback in a Coordinated Hand-Eye System

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    Woodham, Robert J.

    A system is proposed for the development of new techniques for the control and monitoring of a mechanical arm-hand. The use of visual feedback is seen to provide new interactive capabilities in a machine hand-eye system. ...

  17. Pulsed Feedback Defers Cellular Differentiation Joe H. Levine1

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    Elowitz, Michael

    cycles leading up to sporulation. This pulse growth required a key positive feedback loop involving, Resuspension Media; Spo0AP , phosphorylated Spo0A * E-mail: melowitz@caltech.edu Introduction Cells are capable

  18. Comparative analysis of aviation safety information feedback systems

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    Funahashi, Yoshifuru

    2010-01-01

    In the aviation system, there are several feedback systems to prevent an accident. First of all, the accident and serious incident reporting and investigation system is established by the Chicago Convention. In general, ...

  19. Power capping in SLURM First prototype results and feedback

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    Power capping in SLURM First prototype results and feedback Green days @Lille, November 2013;Green days @Lille, November 2013 | Matthieu Hautreux | 2/27 Power capping Green days @Lille, November 2013 | Matthieu Hautreux | 3/27 Power capping

  20. The impact of galactic feedback on the circumgalactic medium

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    Suresh, Joshua

    Galactic feedback strongly affects the way galactic environments are enriched. We examine this connection by performing a suite of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations, exploring a range of parameters based on the galaxy ...

  1. Feedback Policies for Measurement-based Quantum State Manipulation

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    Shuangshuang Fu; Guodong Shi; Alexandre Proutiere; Matthew R. James

    2014-10-24

    In this paper, we propose feedback designs for manipulating a quantum state to a target state by performing sequential measurements. In light of Belavkin's quantum feedback control theory, for a given set of (projective or non-projective) measurements and a given time horizon, we show that finding the measurement selection policy that maximizes the probability of successful state manipulation is an optimal control problem for a controlled Markovian process. The optimal policy is Markovian and can be solved by dynamical programming. Numerical examples indicate that making use of feedback information significantly improves the success probability compared to classical scheme without taking feedback. We also consider other objective functionals including maximizing the expected fidelity to the target state as well as minimizing the expected arrival time. The connections and differences among these objectives are also discussed.

  2. Improving Evolutionary Synthesis of MEMS through Fabrication and Testing Feedback

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Improving Evolutionary Synthesis of MEMS through Fabrication and Testing Feedback Raffi Kamalian a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) synthesis characterization study, four modifications to the objectives: MEMS, genetic algorithms, resonator design, evolutionary computer-aided design, validation. 1

  3. CRAD, NNSA- Feedback and Improvement Programs (F&I)

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    CRAD for Feedback and Improvement Programs (F&I). Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) that can be used to conduct a well-organized and thorough assessment of elements of safety and health programs.

  4. Domestic Audiences, Policy Feedback, and Sequential Decisions During Military Interventions 

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    Kuberski, Douglas Walter

    2011-02-22

    The literature on escalation situations and audience costs suggests that democratic executives tend to increase commitment to a foreign policy in response to negative feedback. However, real-world cases from international ...

  5. Dynamic analysis of policy drivers for bioenergy commodity markets

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    Robert F. Jeffers; Jacob J. Jacobson; Erin M. Searcy

    2001-01-01

    Biomass is increasingly being considered as a feedstock to provide a clean and renewable source of energy in the form of both liquid fuels and electric power. In the United States, the biofuels and biopower industries are regulated by different policies and have different drivers which impact the maximum price the industries are willing to pay for biomass. This article describes a dynamic computer simulation model that analyzes future behavior of bioenergy feedstock markets given policy and technical options. The model simulates the long-term dynamics of these markets by treating advanced biomass feedstocks as a commodity and projecting the total demand of each industry as well as the market price over time. The model is used for an analysis of the United States bioenergy feedstock market that projects supply, demand, and market price given three independent buyers: domestic biopower, domestic biofuels, and foreign exports. With base-case assumptions, the biofuels industry is able to dominate the market and meet the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for advanced biofuels. Further analyses suggest that United States bioenergy studies should include estimates of export demand in their projections, and that GHG-limiting policy would partially shield both industries from exporter dominance.

  6. Emergency vehicle driver training by Texas municipal police departments: a descriptive study 

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    Westmoreland, Robert Lawrence

    1994-01-01

    police departments with 26 or more sworn police officers were mailed questionnaires that were to be completed and returned to the researcher. The questionnaire requested information on the current emergency driver training program of each agency. Results...

  7. Two-stage power conversion architecture for an LED driver circuit

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    Lim, Seungbum

    This paper presents a merged-two-stage circuit topology suitable for efficient LED drivers operating from either wide-range dc input voltage or ac line voltage. This two-stage topology is based on a soft-charged ...

  8. State of Wisconsin Fleet Driver and Management Policies and Procedures Manual 1 State of Wisconsin

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    Meyers, Stephen R.

    .30. Lease and Rental Rates 30 2.31. Citizen Driver Complaints 30 Appendix Directory 30 #12;State confusion between previous versions, (3) increase employee and public understanding of the overall state

  9. Using NASA-Task Load Index to Assess Drivers' Workload on Freeway Guide Sign Structures

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    Using NASA-Task Load Index to Assess Drivers' Workload on Freeway Guide Sign Structures Fengxiang are carefully analyzed using the NASA-Task Load Index. With the statistical analyses of questionnaires

  10. FALLOW MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN GUATEMALA'S WESTERN HIGHLANDS: SOCIAL DRIVERS AND BIOPHYSICAL IMPACTSy

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    FALLOW MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN GUATEMALA'S WESTERN HIGHLANDS: SOCIAL DRIVERS AND BIOPHYSICAL practices in the Western Highlands of Guatemala based on interdisciplinary data collected using fertility; Buddleia skutchii; Baccharis vaccinioides; Andisol; Guatemala INTRODUCTION At any given time

  11. Efficacy, national/international practices and motivational factors of lifelong driver education for the aging population

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    Israels, Richard (Richard Steven)

    2006-01-01

    In a society facing a significant increase in its aging population, older driver education/training is emerging as a potential solution to help seniors drive more safely, thus maintaining their mobility and quality of life. ...

  12. Temperature as a driver for the expansion of the microalga Gonyostomum semen in Swedish lakes

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    Temperature as a driver for the expansion of the microalga Gonyostomum semen in Swedish lakes Karin is an example of invasive harmful microalgae (Neilan et al., 2003). Another presumably invasive species

  13. Personality fit in nascar: does driver-sponsor congruence influence sponsorship effectiveness outcomes? 

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    Dees, Windy Lynn

    2009-05-15

    The purpose of this study was to determine if personality fit between NASCAR drivers and their major sponsors affects the sponsorship outcomes of consumer attitudes toward the sponsor, attitudes toward the brand, and ...

  14. Fourth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference Panel Drivers, Challenges, and Strategies for Future of Corporate

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    Fourth Annual Ethical Leadership Conference Panel Drivers, Challenges, and Strategies for Future, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Business & Society, Long Range Planning Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation, a global integrated energy company based in New York City

  15. Marine metagenomic infrastructure services as driver for research and industrial innovation

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    Bongo, Lars Ailo

    Marine metagenomic infrastructure services as driver for research and industrial innovation Lars-EBI) · Participants: ­ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal) ­ CCMAR ­ Center for Marine Sciences (Portugal;Marine Metagenomics · Marine genomics and metagenomics are rapidly expanding · Need customized data

  16. Assessment of older driver understanding of certain traffic control devices in Texas 

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    Hulett, Stephanie Renee

    2000-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to assess older Texas drivers on their understanding of nine traffic control devices and identify the devices that are misunderstood by people 65 years and older. Additionally, older ...

  17. Adaptive method with intercessory feedback control for an intelligent agent

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    Goldsmith, Steven Y.

    2004-06-22

    An adaptive architecture method with feedback control for an intelligent agent provides for adaptively integrating reflexive and deliberative responses to a stimulus according to a goal. An adaptive architecture method with feedback control for multiple intelligent agents provides for coordinating and adaptively integrating reflexive and deliberative responses to a stimulus according to a goal. Re-programming of the adaptive architecture is through a nexus which coordinates reflexive and deliberator components.

  18. Point kinetics calculations with fully coupled thermal fluids reactivity feedback

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    Zhang, H.; Zou, L.; Andrs, D.; Zhao, H.; Martineau, R.

    2013-07-01

    The point kinetics model has been widely used in the analysis of the transient behavior of a nuclear reactor. In the traditional nuclear reactor system safety analysis codes such as RELAP5, the reactivity feedback effects are calculated in a loosely coupled fashion through operator splitting approach. This paper discusses the point kinetics calculations with the fully coupled thermal fluids and fuel temperature feedback implemented into the RELAP-7 code currently being developed with the MOOSE framework. (authors)

  19. Signal Flows in Non-Markovian Linear Quantum Feedback Networks

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    Re-Bing Wu; Jing Zhang; Yu-xi Liu; Tzyh-Jong Tarn

    2014-12-17

    Enabled by rapidly developing quantum technologies, it is possible to network quantum systems at a much larger scale in the near future. To deal with non-Markovian dynamics that is prevalent in solid-state devices, we propose a general transfer function based framework for modeling linear quantum networks, in which signal flow graphs are applied to characterize the network topology by flow of quantum signals. We define a noncommutative ring $\\mathbb{D}$ and use its elements to construct Hamiltonians, transformations and transfer functions for both active and passive systems. The signal flow graph obtained for direct and indirect coherent quantum feedback systems clearly show the feedback loop via bidirectional signal flows. Importantly, the transfer function from input to output field is derived for non-Markovian quantum systems with colored inputs, from which the Markovian input-output relation can be easily obtained as a limiting case. Moreover, the transfer function possesses a symmetry structure that is analogous to the well-know scattering transformation in \\sd picture. Finally, we show that these transfer functions can be integrated to build complex feedback networks via interconnections, serial products and feedback, which may include either direct or indirect coherent feedback loops, and transfer functions between quantum signal nodes can be calculated by the Riegle's matrix gain rule. The theory paves the way for modeling, analyzing and synthesizing non-Markovian linear quantum feedback networks in the frequency-domain.

  20. A Framework for Measurement Feedback to Improve Decision-Making in Mental Health

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    2010-01-01

    Information Technology Architecture Versus Measurementabout the information technology architecture of a feedback

  1. A Study on the Role of Force Feedback for Teleoperation of Industrial Overhead Crane

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    Ryu, Jee-Hwan

    A Study on the Role of Force Feedback for Teleoperation of Industrial Overhead Crane Ildar://robot.kut.ac.kr Abstract. In this paper, a study on the role of force feedback for tele- operation of industrial overhead types of force feedback signals which can reduce sway motion in industrial crane. First, force feedback

  2. POISONED FEEDBACK: THE IMPACT OF MALICIOUS USERS IN CLOSED-LOOP MULTIUSER MIMO SYSTEMS

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    Swindlehurst, A. Lee

    POISONED FEEDBACK: THE IMPACT OF MALICIOUS USERS IN CLOSED-LOOP MULTIUSER MIMO SYSTEMS Amitav systems based on malicious feedback of CSI. In particular, we examine malicious or poisoned feedback of the trans- mitter are listed in Sec. 3. Numerical results that depict the impact of poisoned feedback

  3. Gas Feedback on Stellar Bar Evolution

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    Ingo Berentzen; Isaac Shlosman; Inma Martinez-Valpuesta; Clayton Heller

    2007-05-27

    We analyze evolution of live disk-halo systems in the presence of various gas fractions, f_gas less than 8% in the disk. We addressed the issue of angular momentum (J) transfer from the gas to the bar and its effect on the bar evolution. We find that the weakening of the bar, reported in the literature, is not related to the J-exchange with the gas, but is caused by the vertical buckling instability in the gas-poor disks and by a steep heating of a stellar velocity dispersion by the central mass concentration (CMC) in the gas-rich disks. The gas has a profound effect on the onset of the buckling -- larger f_gas brings it forth due to the more massive CMCs. The former process leads to the well-known formation of the peanut-shaped bulges, while the latter results in the formation of progressively more elliptical bulges, for larger f_gas. The subsequent (secular) evolution of the bar differs -- the gas-poor models exhibit a growing bar while gas-rich models show a declining bar whose vertical swelling is driven by a secular resonance heating. The border line between the gas-poor and -rich models lies at f_gas ~ 3% in our models, but is model-dependent and will be affected by additional processes, like star formation and feedback from stellar evolution. The overall effect of the gas on the evolution of the bar is not in a direct J transfer to the stars, but in the loss of J by the gas and its influx to the center that increases the CMC. The more massive CMC damps the vertical buckling instability and depopulates orbits responsible for the appearance of peanut-shaped bulges. The action of resonant and non-resonant processes in gas-poor and gas-rich disks leads to a converging evolution in the vertical extent of the bar and its stellar dispersion velocities, and to a diverging evolution in the bulge properties.

  4. ULTRAFAST OUTFLOWS: GALAXY-SCALE ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEUS FEEDBACK

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    Wagner, A. Y.; Umemura, M.; Bicknell, G. V.

    2013-01-20

    We show, using global three-dimensional grid-based hydrodynamical simulations, that ultrafast outflows (UFOs) from active galactic nuclei (AGNs) result in considerable feedback of energy and momentum into the interstellar medium (ISM) of the host galaxy. The AGN wind interacts strongly with the inhomogeneous, two-phase ISM consisting of dense clouds embedded in a tenuous, hot, hydrostatic medium. The outflow floods through the intercloud channels, sweeps up the hot ISM, and ablates and disperses the dense clouds. The momentum of the UFO is primarily transferred to the dense clouds via the ram pressure in the channel flow, and the wind-blown bubble evolves in the energy-driven regime. Any dependence on UFO opening angle disappears after the first interaction with obstructing clouds. On kpc scales, therefore, feedback by UFOs operates similarly to feedback by relativistic AGN jets. Negative feedback is significantly stronger if clouds are distributed spherically rather than in a disk. In the latter case, the turbulent backflow of the wind drives mass inflow toward the central black hole. Considering the common occurrence of UFOs in AGNs, they are likely to be important in the cosmological feedback cycles of galaxy formation.

  5. Coherent versus measurement feedback: Linear systems theory for quantum information

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    Naoki Yamamoto

    2014-10-10

    To control a quantum system via feedback, we generally have two options in choosing control scheme. One is the coherent feedback, which feeds the output field of the system, through a fully quantum device, back to manipulate the system without involving any measurement process. The other one is the measurement-based feedback, which measures the output field and performs a real-time manipulation on the system based on the measurement results. Both schemes have advantages/disadvantages, depending on the system and the control goal, hence their comparison in several situation is important. This paper considers a general open linear quantum system with the following specific control goals; back-action evasion (BAE), generation of a quantum non-demolished (QND) variable, and generation of a decoherence-free subsystem (DFS), all of which have important roles in quantum information science. Then some no-go theorems are proven, clarifying that those goals cannot be achieved by any measurement-based feedback control. On the other hand it is shown that, for each control goal, there exists a coherent feedback controller accomplishing the task. The key idea to obtain all the results is system theoretic characterizations of BAE, QND, and DFS in terms of controllability and observability properties or transfer functions of linear systems, which are consistent with their standard definitions.

  6. Delayed feedback control of fractional-order chaotic systems

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    Aleksandar Gjurchinovski; Trifce Sandev; Viktor Urumov

    2011-07-06

    We study the possibility to stabilize unstable steady states and unstable periodic orbits in chaotic fractional-order dynamical systems by the time-delayed feedback method. By performing a linear stability analysis, we establish the parameter ranges for successful stabilization of unstable equilibria in the plane parametrizad by the feedback gain and the time delay. An insight into the control mechanism is gained by analyzing the characteristic equation of the controlled system, showing that the control scheme fails to control unstable equilibria having an odd number of positive real eigenvalues. We demonstrate that the method can also stabilize unstable periodic orbits for a suitable choice of the feedback gain, providing that the time delay is chosen to coincide with the period of the target orbit. In addition, it is shown numerically that delayed feedback control with a sinusoidally modulated time delay significantly enlarges the stability region of the steady states in comparison to the classical time-delayed feedback scheme with a constant delay.

  7. Feedback effects of aspherical supernovae explosions on galaxies

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    Bekki, Kenji; Tsujimoto, Takuji

    2012-01-01

    We investigate how explosions of aspherical supernovae (A-SNe) can influence star formation histories and chemical evolution of dwarf galaxies by using a new chemodynamical model. We mainly present the numerical results of two comparative models so that the A-SN feedback effects on galaxies can be more clearly seen. SNe originating from stars with masses larger than 30M_sun are A-SNe in the "ASN" model whereas all SNe are spherical ones (S-SNe) in the "SSN" model. Each S-SN and A-SN are assumed to release feedback energy of 10^{51} erg and 10^{52} erg, respectively, and chemical yields and feedback energy of A-SN ejecta depend on angles between the axis of symmetry and the ejection directions. We find that star formation can become at least by a factor of ~3 lower in the ASN model in comparison with the SSN one owing to the more energetic feedback of A-SNe. As a result of this, chemical evolution can proceed very slowly in the ASN model. A-SN feedback effects can play a significant role in the formation of gi...

  8. Protoplanetary disks including radiative feedback from accreting planets

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    Montesinos, Matias; Perez, Sebastian; Baruteau, Clement; Casassus, Simon

    2015-01-01

    While recent observational progress is converging on the detection of compact regions of thermal emission due to embedded protoplanets, further theoretical predictions are needed to understand the response of a protoplanetary disk to the planet formation radiative feedback. This is particularly important to make predictions for the observability of circumplanetary regions. In this work we use 2D hydrodynamical simulations to examine the evolution of a viscous protoplanetary disk in which a luminous Jupiter-mass planet is embedded. We use an energy equation which includes the radiative heating of the planet as an additional mechanism for planet formation feedback. Several models are computed for planet luminosities ranging from $10^{-5}$ to $10^{-3}$ Solar luminosities. We find that the planet radiative feedback enhances the disk's accretion rate at the planet's orbital radius, producing a hotter and more luminous environement around the planet, independently of the prescription used to model the disk's turbul...

  9. Feedback in low-mass galaxies in the early Universe

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    Erb, Dawn K

    2015-01-01

    The formation, evolution and death of massive stars release large quantities of energy and momentum into the gas surrounding the sites of star formation. This process, generically termed 'feedback', inhibits further star formation either by removing gas from the galaxy, or by heating it to temperatures that are too high to form new stars. Observations reveal feedback in the form of galactic-scale outflows of gas in galaxies with high rates of star formation, especially in the early Universe. Feedback in faint, low-mass galaxies probably facilitated the escape of ionizing radiation from galaxies when the Universe was about 500 million years old, so that the hydrogen between galaxies changed from neutral to ionized--the last major phase transition in the Universe.

  10. Position feedback system for volume holographic storage media

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    Hays, Nathan J. (San Francisco, CA); Henson, James A. (Morgan Hill, CA); Carpenter, Christopher M. (Sunnyvale, CA); Akin, Jr.. William R. (Morgan Hill, CA); Ehrlich, Richard M. (Saratoga, CA); Beazley, Lance D. (San Jose, CA)

    1998-07-07

    A method of holographic recording in a photorefractive medium wherein stored holograms may be retrieved with maximum signal-to noise ratio (SNR) is disclosed. A plurality of servo blocks containing position feedback information is recorded in the crystal and made non-erasable by heating the crystal. The servo blocks are recorded at specific increments, either angular or frequency, depending whether wavelength or angular multiplexing is applied, and each servo block is defined by one of five patterns. Data pages are then recorded at positions or wavelengths enabling each data page to be subsequently reconstructed with servo patterns which provide position feedback information. The method of recording data pages and servo blocks is consistent with conventional practices. In addition, the recording system also includes components (e.g. voice coil motor) which respond to position feedback information and adjust the angular position of the reference angle of a reference beam to maximize SNR by reducing crosstalk, thereby improving storage capacity.

  11. Numerical simulation of optical feedback on a quantum dot lasers

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    Al-Khursan, Amin H., E-mail: ameen_2all@yahoo.com [Thi-Qar University, Nassiriya Nanotechnology Research Laboratory (NNRL), Science College (Iraq); Ghalib, Basim Abdullattif [Babylon University, Laser Physics Department, Science College for Women (Iraq); Al-Obaidi, Sabri J. [Al-Mustansiriyah University, Physics Department, Science College (Iraq)

    2012-02-15

    We use multi-population rate equations model to study feedback oscillations in the quantum dot laser. This model takes into account all peculiar characteristics in the quantum dots such as inhomogeneous broadening of the gain spectrum, the presence of the excited states on the quantum dot and the non-confined states due to the presence of wetting layer and the barrier. The contribution of quantum dot groups, which cannot follow by other models, is simulated. The results obtained from this model show the feedback oscillations, the periodic oscillations which evolves to chaos at higher injection current of higher feedback levels. The frequency fluctuation is attributed mainly to wetting layer with a considerable contribution from excited states. The simulation shows that is must be not using simple rate equation models to express quantum dots working at excited state transition.

  12. Effect of driver impedance on dense plasma focus Z-pinch neutron yield

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    Sears, Jason E-mail: schmidt36@llnl.gov; Link, Anthony E-mail: schmidt36@llnl.gov; Schmidt, Andrea E-mail: schmidt36@llnl.gov; Welch, Dale

    2014-12-15

    The Z-pinch phase of a dense plasma focus (DPF) heats the plasma by rapid compression and accelerates ions across its intense electric fields, producing neutrons through both thermonuclear and beam-target fusion. Driver characteristics have empirically been shown to affect performance, as measured by neutron yield per unit of stored energy. We are exploring the effect of driver characteristics on DPF performance using particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of a kJ scale DPF. In this work, our PIC simulations are fluid for the run-down phase and transition to fully kinetic for the pinch phase, capturing kinetic instabilities, anomalous resistivity, and beam formation during the pinch. The anode-cathode boundary is driven by a circuit model of the capacitive driver, including system inductance, the load of the railgap switches, the guard resistors, and the coaxial transmission line parameters. It is known that the driver impedance plays an important role in the neutron yield: first, it sets the peak current achieved at pinch time; and second, it affects how much current continues to flow through the pinch when the pinch inductance and resistance suddenly increase. Here we show from fully kinetic simulations how total neutron yield depends on the impedance of the driver and the distributed parameters of the transmission circuit. Direct comparisons between the experiment and simulations enhance our understanding of these plasmas and provide predictive design capability for neutron source applications.

  13. Feedback techniques and SPS Ecloud instabilities - design estimates

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    Fox,J.D.; Mastorides, T.; Ndabashimiye, G.; Rivetta, C.; Van Winkle, D.; Byrd, J.; Vay, J-L.; Hofle, W.; Rumolo, G.; de Maria, R.

    2009-05-04

    The SPS at high intensities exhibits transverse single-bunch instabilities with signatures consistent with an Ecloud driven instability. While the SPS has a coupled-bunch transverse feedback system, control of Ecloud driven motion requires a much wider control bandwidth capable of sensing and controlling motion within each bunched beam. This paper draws beam dynamics data from the measurements and simulations of this SPS instability, and estimates system requirements for a feedback system with 2-4 GS/sec. sampling rates to damp Ecloud-driven transverse motion in the SPS at intensities desired for high-current LHC operation.

  14. The modelling of feedback in star formation simulations

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    Dale, James E

    2015-01-01

    I review the current state of numerical simulations of stellar feedback in the context of star formation at scales ranging from the formation of individual stars to models of galaxy formation including cosmic reionisation. I survey the wealth of algorithms developed recently to solve the radiative transfer problem and to simulate stellar winds, supernovae and protostellar jets. I discuss the results of these simulations with regard to star formation in molecular clouds, the interaction of different feedback mechanisms with each other and with magnetic fields, and in the wider context of galactic-- and cosmological--scale simulations.

  15. Grid Parity for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities; Preprint

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    Ong, S.; Denholm, P.; Clark, N.

    2012-08-01

    In this report, we analyze PV break-even costs for U.S. residential customers. We evaluate some key drivers of grid parity both regionally and over time. We also examine the impact of moving from flat to time-of-use (TOU) rates, and we evaluate individual components of the break-even cost, including effect of rate structure and various incentives. Finally, we examine how PV markets might evolve on a regional basis considering the sensitivity of the break-even cost to four major drivers: technical performance, financing parameters, electricity prices and rates, and policies. We find that electricity price rather than technical parameters are in general the key drivers of the break-even cost of PV. Additionally, this analysis provides insight about the potential viability of PV markets.

  16. Tactile Feedback Can Assist Vision During Mobile Interactions

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    Hayward, Vincent

    Mobile Interaction, Tactile Feedback ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Information Interfaces for a particular tune in a portable music player, see Fig. 1(b). Permission to make digital or hard copies of all was proposed to aid jet pi- lots to become aware of impending stalls [4]. Since then, it has been shown

  17. Motivation Model Results Summary A generative model for feedback networks

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    White, Douglas R.

    Motivation Model Results Summary A generative model for feedback networks D.R. White1 N. Kejzar2 C #12;Motivation Model Results Summary Outline 1 Motivation An example 2 Model 3 Results Network properties Simulations #12;Motivation Model Results Summary Cycle formation in growing network How to model

  18. Global Warming and Marine Carbon Cycle Feedbacks on

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    Stocker, Thomas

    Global Warming and Marine Carbon Cycle Feedbacks on Future Atmospheric CO2 Fortunat Joos,* Gian-biogeochemical climate model was used to project at- mospheric carbon dioxide and global warming for scenarios developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The North Atlantic thermohaline circulation weakens in all global warming

  19. Supervised Learning in Neural Networks without Feedback Networks

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    Lin, Feng

    Supervised Learning in Neural Networks without Feedback Networks Robert D. Brandt and Feng Lin Abstract In this paper, we study the supervised learning in neural networks. Unlike the com- mon practice (hardware) implementation of arti cial neural networks. This research is supported in part by the National

  20. Fundamental Characteristics of Feedback Technical Report of the ISIS Group

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Fundamental Characteristics of Feedback Mechanisms Technical Report of the ISIS Group at the University of Notre Dame ISIS-2011-005 (This report is a revised version of the ISIS-2009-006 report) Panos J everywhere? Deeper understanding would make it possible to un- This report (ISIS-2011-005, September 2011

  1. KEYNOTE PAPER Principles of good assessment and feedback

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    Azzopardi, Leif

    KEYNOTE PAPER Principles of good assessment and feedback: Theory and practice David Nicol for the theory and practice of assessment in higher education. It presents 10 principles of good assessment underpinning good assessment practice in higher education. In one paper, I (with a colleague) formulated seven

  2. Design and implementation of the feedback systems Web laboratory

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    Viedma Núñez, Gerardo

    2005-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and implementation of a remote web-based laboratory (WebLab) for MIT's 6.302 Feedback Systems course. The WebLab system proposed consists of a three-tiered architecture where client and ...

  3. Towards Integrated Design of a Robust Feedback Controller and Topography

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    Towards Integrated Design of a Robust Feedback Controller and Topography Estimator for Atomic Force of the sample topography. Dynamical uncertainties of the system pose a strong limitation on the achievable control bandwidth, and on the accuracy of the estimated topography. This contribution discusses

  4. Distributed Control of Networked Dynamical Systems: Static Feedback,

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    1 Distributed Control of Networked Dynamical Systems: Static Feedback, Integral Action--This paper analyzes distributed control protocols for first- and second-order networked dynamical systems. We systems. The PI controllers successfully attenuate constant disturbances in the network. We prove

  5. Truthful Feedback for Sanctioning Reputation Mechanisms Jens Witkowski

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    Nebel, Bernhard

    Truthful Feedback for Sanctioning Reputation Mechanisms Jens Witkowski Department of ComputerBay. These mechanisms are called sanctioning as they induce cooperation of the auction sellers through a threat to sanction uncooperative behavior. The es- sential distinction between these two roles of reputa- tion

  6. Multi-Query Feedback Motion Planning with LQR-Roadmaps

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    Jackson, Daniel

    Multi-Query Feedback Motion Planning with LQR-Roadmaps Anirudha Majumdar School of Engineering "roadmap", with each segment representing a locally optimal trajectory of the system and a continuous) - and for parameterized finite-time invariance around a trajectory, as well as a "roadmap" construction al- gorithm

  7. Feedback Relationships between New Technology Use and Information Networks

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    Feedback Relationships between New Technology Use and Information Networks: Evidence from Ghana;1 Introduction The introduction of new technologies into farming communities in develop- ing countries has. But farmers interested in using a new technology may not possess all of the relevant information about

  8. Iterated Learning with Human subjects: adding communication and feedback 

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    Murray, Laura

    2010-11-24

    with no intentional design on behalf of the subject. However, filtering for homonymy was necessary to produce a language that adapted to be learnable by becoming more structured and expressive. What I proposed was to introduce communication and feedback to investigate...

  9. MARKET VOLATILITY AND FEEDBACK EFFECTS FROM DYNAMIC HEDGING1

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    Frey, Rüdiger

    expression for the transformation of market volatility under the impact of such strategies. It turns outMARKET VOLATILITY AND FEEDBACK EFFECTS FROM DYNAMIC HEDGING1 Rudiger Frey Department of Statistics, University of Bonn, D-53113 Bonn, Germany Alexander Stremme Financial Markets Group, London School

  10. Computational Aspects of Feedback in Neural Wolfgang Maass1*

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    Koch, Christof

    Computational Aspects of Feedback in Neural Circuits Wolfgang Maass1* , Prashant Joshi1 , Eduardo D. Sontag2 1 Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Technische Universitaet Graz, Graz, Austria, 2-time computations on continuous input streams, provided that these computations can be carried out with a rapidly

  11. MATH43032/63032, May 2014 Exam, and Feedback

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    Sidorov, Nikita

    MATH43032/63032, May 2014 Exam, Solutions1 and Feedback Solutions A1. |s i si S = or i si S = and for the least such i, si S S. The Representation Theorem for Rational Consequence Relations: Every ra- tional are more detailed than I would expect in the exam. That's because I want them to also serve an educational

  12. Impact of feedbacks on Chihuahuan desert grasslands: Transience and metastability

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    Archer, Steven R.

    .e., desertification) directly impacts ca. 250 million people in the developing world and could potentially impact the 2.5 billion people who live in dry lands worldwide [Reynolds et al., 2007]. Desertification is also and albedo accom- panying desertification can significantly impact regional climate with feedbacks

  13. Fire Feedbacks with Vegetation and Alternative Stable States

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    Beckage, Brian

    landscape composition and that (ii) hurricane disturbances can mediate the frequency of fire that leads frequency. Our results indicate that gradual changes in global climate that influence disturbance frequency.Beckage@uvm.edu Positive feedbacks between vegetation and fire disturbance may lead to nonlinear ecosystem responses

  14. NONLINEAR TIME-INVARIANT FEEDBACK CONTROL OF AN UNDERACTUATED MARINE

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    Zimmer, Uwe

    NONLINEAR TIME-INVARIANT FEEDBACK CONTROL OF AN UNDERACTUATED MARINE VEHICLE ALONG A STRAIGHT: A nonlinear, closed-loop, time-invariant controller that globally stabilizes an underactuated marine vehicle: Marine systems, nonlinear control, tracking. 1. INTRODUCTION Consider a marine vehicle moving in the hori

  15. POLE PLACEMENT BY STATIC OUTPUT FEEDBACK FOR GENERIC LINEAR SYSTEMS

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    Eremenko, Alexandre

    POLE PLACEMENT BY STATIC OUTPUT FEEDBACK FOR GENERIC LINEAR SYSTEMS A. EREMENKO AND A. GABRIELOV of such systems, where the real pole placement map is not surjective. It follows that for each system in U, there exists an open set of pole configurations, symmetric with respect to the real line, which cannot

  16. Counterexamples to pole placement by static output feedback

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    Eremenko, Alexandre

    Counterexamples to pole placement by static output feedback A. Eremenko # and A. Gabrielov + 6 these conditions, there is a non­empty open subset U of such systems, where the real pole placement map is not surjective. It follows that for systems in U , there exist open sets of pole configurations which cannot

  17. Counterexamples to pole placement by static output feedback

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    Eremenko, Alexandre

    Counterexamples to pole placement by static output feedback A. Eremenko and A. Gabrielov 6 these conditions, there is a non-empty open subset U of such systems, where the real pole placement map is not surjective. It follows that for systems in U, there exist open sets of pole configurations which cannot

  18. POLE PLACEMENT BY STATIC OUTPUT FEEDBACK FOR GENERIC LINEAR SYSTEMS

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    Eremenko, Alexandre

    POLE PLACEMENT BY STATIC OUTPUT FEEDBACK FOR GENERIC LINEAR SYSTEMS A. EREMENKO # AND A. GABRIELOV of such systems, where the real pole placement map is not surjective. It follows that for each system in U , there exists an open set of pole configurations, symmetric with respect to the real line, which cannot

  19. RFI Seeks Feedback on Third-party Maintenance Strategy for AMO...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    RFI Seeks Feedback on Third-party Maintenance Strategy for AMO's Software Tools RFI Seeks Feedback on Third-party Maintenance Strategy for AMO's Software Tools July 28, 2014 -...

  20. Synthesis and Hardware Implementation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Automatic Landing System Utilizing Quantitative Feedback Theory 

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    Woodbury, Timothy Daniel

    2014-07-08

    that the control synthesis process using Quantitative Feedback Theory provides robust controllers with generally adequate performance, based on simulation and hardware results. The Quantitative Feedback Theory framework provides a good method for synthesizing...

  1. A Balance Feedback Human Machine Interface for Humanoid Teleoperation in Dynamic Tasks

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    Souza Ramos, Joao Luiz Almeida

    This paper introduces a novel Balance Feedback Interface (BFI) that addresses the problem of bilateral feedback for teleoperation of humanoid robots. With this new device we expect to enhance robot’s high force manipulation ...

  2. Reduced frequency of concurrent feedback: a test of the guidance hypothesis 

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    Park, Jin-Hoon

    1999-01-01

    on the computer monitor. Consistent with the guidance hypothesis, the results of Experiment 1 indicated very strong guiding effects of concurrent feedback and strong dependency of the feedback as indicated by extremely poor performance upon withdrawal in retention...

  3. On the Capacity of the Vector MAC and BC with Feedback

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    Jafar, Syed A.

    On the Capacity of the Vector MAC and BC with Feedback Syed Ali Jafar Qualcomm Incorporated San to scalar MACs and BCs, respectively. We also determine the capacity enhancement due to feedback at high SNR

  4. A > 89% Efficient LED Driver with 0.5V Supply Voltage for Applications Requiring Low Average Current

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    Perrott, Michael

    and that it lowers power consumption of the primarily digital architecture of the sensor [3]. However, red LEDs monitoring system [3] Since the LED driver is the dominant source of power consumption in this system [4A > 89% Efficient LED Driver with 0.5V Supply Voltage for Applications Requiring Low Average

  5. Install, both Arduino and AmaSeis software programs: Installing Arduino and drivers: Setting up AmaSeis

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    Barrash, Warren

    Install, both Arduino and AmaSeis software programs: Installing Arduino and drivers: Setting up Ama the Arduino drivers. Take note of the assigned com port number, and set up AmaSeis to that number. 3. Some computers will require the following. Keep in mind, Arduino, does not need to run or be involved. You just

  6. ADITYA KARNIK: PERFORMANCE OF TCP WITH EXPLICIT RATE FEEDBACK 1 Performance of TCP Congestion Control with Explicit Rate Feedback

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    Kumar, Anurag

    directly to the individual TCP sources, and study a policy for utilizing this rate information in TCP on this rate feed­ back and a round­trip­time (RTT) estimate. Thus our concern in this paper is to studyADITYA KARNIK: PERFORMANCE OF TCP WITH EXPLICIT RATE FEEDBACK 1 Performance of TCP Congestion

  7. On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    1 On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems) On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems Getachew K. Befekadu. Specifically, we pro- vide a sufficient condition for the existence of a robust feedback Nash equilibrium when

  8. On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems

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    Gupta, Vijay

    On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems condition for the existence of a robust feedback Nash equilibrium when every agent aims to optimize the structure of the game. For such a case, we characterize the robust feedback Nash equilibria via a set

  9. Monolithic amplifier with stable, high resistance feedback element and method for fabricating the same

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    O`Connor, P.

    1998-08-11

    A monolithic amplifier includes a stable, high resistance feedback circuit and a dynamic bias circuit. The dynamic bias circuit is formed with active elements matched to those in the amplifier and feedback circuit to compensate for variations in the operating and threshold voltages thereby maintaining a stable resistance in the feedback circuit. 11 figs.

  10. Computing and Partitioning Cloud Feedbacks Using Cloud Property Histograms. Part I: Cloud Radiative Kernels

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    Hartmann, Dennis

    Computing and Partitioning Cloud Feedbacks Using Cloud Property Histograms. Part I: Cloud Radiative 2011) ABSTRACT This study proposes a novel technique for computing cloud feedbacks using histograms integrated cloud feedbacks computed in this manner agree remarkably well with the adjusted change in cloud

  11. Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task

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    Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task F Pure feedback and pure open-loop feedforward helicopter pilot models are currently applied for predicting the perfor- mance of pilot-helicopter systems. We argue that feedback models are likely

  12. Is measurement-based feedback still better for quantum control systems?

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    Guo, Lei

    Is measurement-based feedback still better for quantum control systems? Bo Qi , Lei Guo Key Laboratory of Systems and Control, ISS, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy feedback control of quantum systems: Is measurement-based feedback control still better than open- loop

  13. Stability of an Euler-Bernoulli beam with a nonlinear dynamic feedback system

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    Arnold, Anton

    Stability of an Euler-Bernoulli beam with a nonlinear dynamic feedback system M. Mileti´ca , D. St to a nonlinear dynamic feedback system. This setup comprises nonlinear dynamic boundary controllers satisfying with the interaction of the Euler-Bernoulli beam (1.1) - (1.3) with a dynamic nonlinear feedback system. In particular

  14. The Temporal "Sweet Spot" for Feedback Presentation in Information-Integration Category Learning

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    Maddox, W. Todd

    . Maddox, W.T., Ashby, F.G., & Bohil, C.J. (2003). Delayed feedback effects on rule-based and information. Wickens, J., & Kotter, R. (1995). Cellular models of reinforcement. In Houk, J.C., Davis, J.L., & Beiser. Examined RB and II learning with different feedback delay intervals -0ms, 500ms and 1000ms delays Feedback

  15. Issues Related to Wisconsin "Failure to Pay Forfeitures" Driver's License Suspensions

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    Saldin, Dilano

    their employment options and placing them at risk in the criminal justice system when found "driving while suspended" to and from work. Lack of a driver's license is a particularly serious barrier to employment further place themselves at high risk within the criminal justice system ­ for illegal driving, increased

  16. Offshore Wind Turbine Design: Addressing Uncertainty Drivers Sten Frandsen Niels Jacob Tarp-Johansen

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    the next generation of offshore wind farms are designed. The aim of this paper is to discuss existingOffshore Wind Turbine Design: Addressing Uncertainty Drivers Sten Frandsen Niels Jacob Tarp@civil.auc.dk leje@elsam-eng.com Abstract: Current offshore wind turbine design methods have matured to a 1st

  17. 2002-21-0041 Performance Driver Information Systems, Enhancing the Fun-to-Drive Equation

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    with the vehicle chassis in the form of autocross racing. Whatever the form, people like to drive their cars Copyright © 2002 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. ABSTRACT Most driver information systems offered hopefully do not have to fight construction delays and congested traffic. People just don't use their cars

  18. TEM Driver's Test 2014 July 23 Berkeley Lab Materials Sciences Division

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    : _____________________________ 1. Safety: Understand emergency shut down procedure Know emergency contact numbers Know where Liquid image #12; TEM Driver's Test 2014 July 23 11. Shut down Stop live camera image (if shutting down instrument) 12. Record session in log-book Record filament time, adviser, and any

  19. Multimodal Presentation of Local Danger Warnings for Drivers: A Situation-Dependent Assessment of Usability

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    Theune, Mariët

    Multimodal Presentation of Local Danger Warnings for Drivers: A Situation-Dependent Assessment danger warning function. To achieve high-quality assistance, the communication mode needs to be adaptive. Moreover, regardless of communication mode, the local danger warning function was considered as the most

  20. Evolution on a Restless Planet: Were Environmental Variability and Environmental Change Major Drivers of Human Evolution?

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    Richerson, Peter J.

    223 7 Evolution on a Restless Planet: Were Environmental Variability and Environmental Change Major Drivers of Human Evolution? Peter J. Richerson, Robert L. Bettinger, and Robert Boyd 7.1 Introduction Two kinds of factors set the tempo and direction of organic and cultural evolution, those external to biotic

  1. Evolution styles: using architectural knowledge as an evolution driver Carlos E. Cuesta1

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    Perry, Dewayne E.

    Evolution styles: using architectural knowledge as an evolution driver Carlos E. Cuesta1 , Elena+D, 02006, Albacete, Spain ABSTRACT Software evolution is an increasingly challenging and compelling concern software evolution is carried out, software architecture emerges as one of the cornerstones that should

  2. Evolution in plant populations as a driver of ecological changes in arthropod communities

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    Vellend, Mark

    Evolution in plant populations as a driver of ecological changes in arthropod communities Marc T. J of Ecology and Evolution, Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function, University of Toronto, 25-ranging impacts on species interactions, but the effects that ongoing evolution has on the temporal ecological

  3. Driver Selection Integration with Utility System Design Li Sun, Robin Smith

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    Ahrendt, Wolfgang

    Driver options · Electric motor · Helper motor and generator · Steam turbine · Gas turbine · Combustion and energy efficiency · Flexibility and reliability · Others VHP HP MP LP Steam turbines HRSG Gas turbine, M13 9PL, UK Utility system design analysis Main components: - Fuel - Steam mains - Steam generation

  4. Revisiting the parameterization of potential evaporation as a driver of long-term water balance trends

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    Dai, Aiguo

    /or Runoff. Most regions in the world lie in the continuum between the water and energy limits, reachingRevisiting the parameterization of potential evaporation as a driver of long-term water balance, evaporative flux and runoff simulated by the water balance model underlying the Palmer Drought Severity Index

  5. PachyRand: SQL Randomization for the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver Extended Abstract

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    PachyRand: SQL Randomization for the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver Extended Abstract Michael E. Locasto content stored in SQL databases. Such systems take input directly from the client via HTML forms. Without proper input validation, these systems are vulnerable to SQL injection at- tacks. The predominant defense

  6. A Flexible Active-Matrix Electronic Paper With Integrated Display Driver Using The -Czochralski

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    A Flexible Active-Matrix Electronic Paper With Integrated Display Driver Using The µ on the display itself. The display is flexible, including the driving electronics. Technology used offers great possibilities for future applications e.g. flexible electronics, three dimensional IC, System-on-Panel, ultra

  7. THE PRIMARY DRIVER of today's com-mercial electronics market is time. Portable

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    Sandborn, Peter

    shorter market windows. The very existence of these products depends on finding quick design solutions to market is combining manufacturing information with application- specific design information as earlyTHE PRIMARY DRIVER of today's com- mercial electronics market is time. Portable computers, cellular

  8. Extending parental mentoring using an event-triggered video intervention in rural teen drivers

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    Lee, John D.

    . During the initial phase of learning, adult or parental supervision often provides such guidance. However, once teens obtain their license, adult supervision is no longer mandated, and teens are left to teach their teens even after they begin driving independently. Twenty-six 16- to 17-year-old drivers

  9. HIGH INTENSITY LINAC DRIVER FOR THE SPIRAL-2 PROJECT : DESIGN OF SUPERCONDUCTING 88 MHZ QUARTER WAVE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . For the high-energy section of the linac, a superconducting 88 MHz Quarter Wave Resonator (beta 0.12) has been WAVE RESONATORS (BETA 0.12), POWER COUPLERS AND CRYOMODULES T. Junquera, G. Olry, H. Saugnac, J Abstract A superconducting linac driver, delivering deuterons with an energy up to 40 MeV (5 mA) and heavy

  10. Driver Models For Timing And Noise Analysis Bogdan Tutuianu and Ross Baldick

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    Baldick, Ross

    Driver Models For Timing And Noise Analysis Bogdan Tutuianu and Ross Baldick Abstract and ways to model and analyze it is given in [23]. Other tools and methodologies for functional noise analysis are proposed in [19], [10] and [1]. Special circuit modeling techniques to asses global noise

  11. The Peril of Fragmentation: Security Hazards in Android Device Driver Customizations

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    The Peril of Fragmentation: Security Hazards in Android Device Driver Customizations Xiaoyong Zhou of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Email: naveed2@illinois.edu Abstract--Android phone manufacturers are under the per- petual pressure to move quickly on their new models, continu- ously customizing Android to fit

  12. FEPMA: Fine-Grained Event-Driven Power Meter for Android Smartphones Based on Device Driver

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    Pedram, Massoud

    FEPMA: Fine-Grained Event-Driven Power Meter for Android Smartphones Based on Device Driver Layer for providing highly accurate and nearly instantaneous estimates of power dis- sipation in an Android smartphone the Android operating system to provide information about power/performance state changes of various

  13. A fuel economy optimization system with applications in vehicles with human drivers and autonomous vehicles

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    Wu, Changxu (Sean)

    A fuel economy optimization system with applications in vehicles with human drivers and autonomous University of New York, Buffalo, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Vehicle fuel economy Eco-driving Human developed and validated a new fuel-economy optimization system (FEOS), which receives input from vehicle

  14. Tree mortality in the eastern and central United States: patterns and drivers

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    Moorcroft, Paul R.

    Tree mortality in the eastern and central United States: patterns and drivers M I C H A E L C . D I rate due to the small sample size of deaths within individual studies. Still, life cycle analyses have, such as the loss of >1.2 mil- lion ha of pinyon pine forest in the southwestern United States following the 2002

  15. Your Smartphone Can Watch the Road and You: Mobile Assistant for Inattentive Drivers

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    Nelakuditi, Srihari

    -reported motor vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2007 [1]. Around 41000 people lost their lives of the leading causes of death. While lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and driver attention monitoring which results in increased latency and decreased frame rate. Fig. 1 shows the frame rate achieved

  16. An unsteady wave driver for narrowbanded waves: modeling nearshore circulation driven by wave groups

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    Kirby, James T.

    An unsteady wave driver for narrowbanded waves: modeling nearshore circulation driven by wave Abstract In this paper, we derive an unsteady refraction­diffraction model for narrowbanded water waves for use in computing coupled wave­current motion in the nearshore. The end result is a variable

  17. Stochastic Behaviour of the Electricity Bid Stack: from Fundamental Drivers to Power Prices

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    Howison, Sam

    Stochastic Behaviour of the Electricity Bid Stack: from Fundamental Drivers to Power Prices Michael) 23 October 2008 Abstract We develop a fundamental model for spot electricity prices, based on stochastic processes for underlying factors (fuel prices, power demand and generation capacity availability

  18. ORIGINAL PAPER Species diversity and drivers of spread of alien fungi

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    ORIGINAL PAPER Species diversity and drivers of spread of alien fungi (sensu lato) in Europe February 2009 Ó Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009 Abstract A first comprehensive inventory of alien at the two spatial scales. Some taxonomic/phylogenetic orders were shown to be over-represented in alien

  19. The ITRS Design Technology and System Drivers Roadmap: Process and Status

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    Kahng, Andrew B.

    The ITRS Design Technology and System Drivers Roadmap: Process and Status Andrew B. Kahng CSE (TWG) is one of 16 working groups in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconduc- tors (ITRS) effort. It is responsible for the ITRS' Design Chap- ter, which roadmaps design technology requirements

  20. IMPACT OF BEAM TRANSPORT METHOD ON CHAMBER AND DRIVER DESIGN FOR

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    California at San Diego, University of

    IMPACT OF BEAM TRANSPORT METHOD ON CHAMBER AND DRIVER DESIGN FOR HEAVY ION INERTIAL FUSION ENERGY D National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 W. M. SHARP Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 ARIES-IFE TEAM Received June 1, 2003 Accepted for Publication February 3, 2004

  1. What kind of charging infrastructure do Chevrolet Volts Drivers in The EV Project use?

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    John Smart

    2013-09-01

    This report summarizes key conclusions from analysis of data collected from Chevrolet Volts participating in The EV Project. Topics include how much Volt drivers charge at level 1 vs. level 2 rates and how much they charge at home vs. away from home.

  2. Refueling Behavior of Flexible Fuel Vehicle Drivers in the Federal Fleet

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    Daley, R.; Nangle, J.; Boeckman, G.; Miller, M.

    2014-05-01

    Federal fleets are a frequent subject of legislative and executive efforts to lead a national transition to alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Section 701 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires that all dual-fueled alternative fuel vehicles in the federal fleet be operated on alternative fuel 100% of the time when they have access to it. However, in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, drivers of federal flex fuel vehicles (FFV) leased through the General Services Administration refueled with E85 24% of the time when it was available--falling well short of the mandate. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory completed a 2-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project to identify the factors that influence the refueling behavior of federal FFV drivers. The project began with two primary hypotheses. First, information scarcity increases the tendency to miss opportunities to purchase E85. Second, even with perfect information, there are limits to how far drivers will go out of their way to purchase E85. This paper discusses the results of the project, which included a June 2012 survey of federal fleet drivers and an empirical analysis of actual refueling behavior from FY 2009 to 2012. This research will aid in the design and implementation of intervention programs aimed at increasing alternative fuel use and reducing petroleum consumption.

  3. Megafauna biomass tradeoff as a driver of Quaternary and future extinctions

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    Barnosky, Anthony D.

    Megafauna biomass tradeoff as a driver of Quaternary and future extinctions Anthony D. Barnosky,000 and 3,000 years ago. Estimates of megafauna biomass (including hu- mans as a megafauna species) for before, during, and after the extinction episode suggest that growth of human biomass largely matched

  4. Complex Dynamics and Synchronization of Delayed-Feedback Nonlinear Oscillators

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    Thomas E. Murphy; Adam B. Cohen; Bhargava Ravoori; Karl R. B. Schmitt; Anurag V. Setty; Francesco Sorrentino; Caitlin R. S. Williams; Edward Ott; Rajarshi Roy

    2009-09-22

    We describe a flexible and modular delayed-feedback nonlinear oscillator that is capable of generating a wide range of dynamical behaviours, from periodic oscillations to high-dimensional chaos. The oscillator uses electrooptic modulation and fibre-optic transmission, with feedback and filtering implemented through real-time digital-signal processing. We consider two such oscillators that are coupled to one another, and we identify the conditions under which they will synchronize. By examining the rates of divergence or convergence between two coupled oscillators, we quantify the maximum Lyapunov exponents or transverse Lyapunov exponents of the system, and we present an experimental method to determine these rates that does not require a mathematical model of the system. Finally, we demonstrate a new adaptive control method that keeps two oscillators synchronized even when the coupling between them is changing unpredictably.

  5. Modeling mutual feedback between users and recommender systems

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    Zeng, An; Medo, Matus; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

    2015-01-01

    Recommender systems daily influence our decisions on the Internet. While considerable attention has been given to issues such as recommendation accuracy and user privacy, the long-term mutual feedback between a recommender system and the decisions of its users has been neglected so far. We propose here a model of network evolution which allows us to study the complex dynamics induced by this feedback, including the hysteresis effect which is typical for systems with non-linear dynamics. Despite the popular belief that recommendation helps users to discover new things, we find that the long-term use of recommendation can contribute to the rise of extremely popular items and thus ultimately narrow the user choice. These results are supported by measurements of the time evolution of item popularity inequality in real systems. We show that this adverse effect of recommendation can be tamed by sacrificing part of short-term recommendation accuracy.

  6. Theory and calculations of synchrotron instabilities and feedback-mechanism

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    Meijssen, T.E.M.

    1981-08-12

    The properties of the phenomenon synchrotron radiation are given with general theory on the basic processes and betatron and synchrotron oscillations. A more extended theoretical view at transverse instabilities and the influence of a damping feedback system are discussed. The longitudinal case is covered. For the calculations on the longitudinal case with M equally spaced pointbunches, with N electrons each, in the storage ring, the parasitic modes of the radio-frequency cavity were measured. A description of this is given. The values of damping rates of the longitudinal feedback system found, are as expected, but too low to damp the longitudinal instabilities calculated. This might be caused by the input data. The calculated growth rates are very sensitive to changes in frequency and width of the parasitic modes, which were measured under conditions differing slightly from the operating conditions.

  7. EFFECTS OF DUST FEEDBACK ON VORTICES IN PROTOPLANETARY DISKS

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    Fu, Wen; Liang, Edison; Li, Hui; Li, Shengtai; Lubow, Stephen

    2014-11-10

    We carried out two-dimensional, high-resolution simulations to study the effect of dust feedback on the evolution of vortices induced by massive planets in protoplanetary disks. Various initial dust to gas disk surface density ratios (0.001-0.01) and dust particle sizes (Stokes number 4 × 10{sup –4}-0.16) are considered. We found that while dust particles migrate inward, vortices are very effective at collecting them. When dust density becomes comparable to gas density within the vortex, a dynamical instability is excited and it alters the coherent vorticity pattern and destroys the vortex. This dust feedback effect is stronger with a higher initial dust/gas density ratio and larger dust grain. Consequently, we found that the disk vortex lifetime can be reduced up to a factor of 10. We discuss the implications of our findings on the survivability of vortices in protoplanetary disks and planet formation.

  8. The pointer basis and the feedback stabilization of quantum systems

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    L. Li; A. Chia; H. M. Wiseman

    2014-11-19

    The dynamics for an open quantum system can be `unravelled' in infinitely many ways, depending on how the environment is monitored, yielding different sorts of conditioned states, evolving stochastically. In the case of ideal monitoring these states are pure, and the set of states for a given monitoring forms a basis (which is overcomplete in general) for the system. It has been argued elsewhere [D. Atkins et al., Europhys. Lett. 69, 163 (2005)] that the `pointer basis' as introduced by Zurek and Paz [Phys. Rev. Lett 70, 1187(1993)], should be identified with the unravelling-induced basis which decoheres most slowly. Here we show the applicability of this concept of pointer basis to the problem of state stabilization for quantum systems. In particular we prove that for linear Gaussian quantum systems, if the feedback control is assumed to be strong compared to the decoherence of the pointer basis, then the system can be stabilized in one of the pointer basis states with a fidelity close to one (the infidelity varies inversely with the control strength). Moreover, if the aim of the feedback is to maximize the fidelity of the unconditioned system state with a pure state that is one of its conditioned states, then the optimal unravelling for stabilizing the system in this way is that which induces the pointer basis for the conditioned states. We illustrate these results with a model system: quantum Brownian motion. We show that even if the feedback control strength is comparable to the decoherence, the optimal unravelling still induces a basis very close to the pointer basis. However if the feedback control is weak compared to the decoherence, this is not the case.

  9. Feedback-Controlled LED Photobioreactor for Photophysiological Studies of Cyanobacteria

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    Melnicki, Matthew R.; Pinchuk, Grigoriy E.; Hill, Eric A.; Kucek, Leo A.; Stolyar, Sergey; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Konopka, Allan; Beliaev, Alex S.

    2013-04-09

    A custom photobioreactor (PBR) was designed to enable automatic light adjustments using computerized feedback control. A black anodized aluminum enclosure, constructed to surround the borosilicate reactor vessel, prevents the transmission of ambient light and serves as a mount for arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The high-output LEDs provide narrow-band light of either 630 or 680 nm for preferential excitation of the cyanobacterial light-harvesting pigments, phycobilin or chlorophyll a, respectively. Custom developed software BioLume provides automatic control of optical properties and a computer feedback loop can automatically adjust the incident irradiance as necessary to maintain a fixed transmitted light through the culture, based on user-determined set points. This feedback control serves to compensate for culture dynamics which have optical effects, (e.g., changing cell density, pigment adaptations) and thus can determine the appropriate light conditions for physiological comparisons or to cultivate light-sensitive strains, without prior analyses. The LED PBR may also be controlled as a turbidostat, using a feedback loop to continuously adjust the rate of media-dilution based on the transmitted light measurements, with a fast and precise response. This cultivation system gains further merit as a high-performance analytical device, using non-invasive tools (e.g., dissolved gas sensors, online mass spectrometry) to automate real-time measurements, thus permitting unsupervised experiments to search for optimal growth conditions, to monitor physiological responses to perturbations, as well as to quantitate photophysiological parameters using an in situ light-saturation response routine.

  10. Single electron beam rf feedback free electron laser

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    Brau, C.A.; Stein, W.E.; Rockwood, S.D.

    1981-02-11

    A free electron laser system and electron beam system for a free electron laser which uses rf feedback to enhance efficiency are described. Rf energy is extracted from a single electron beam by decelerating cavities and energy is returned to accelerating cavities using rf returns, such as rf waveguides, rf feedthroughs, resonant feedthroughs, etc. This rf energy is added to rf klystron energy to reduce the required input energy and thereby enhance energy efficiency of the system.

  11. The Radiative Feedback of the First Cosmological Objects

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    Zoltan Haiman; Tom Abel; Martin J. Rees

    1999-03-23

    In hierarchical models of structure formation, an early cosmic UV background (UVB) is produced by the small (T_vir 10^4 K) collapse. If the small halos host mini-quasars with hard spectra extending to approximately 1 keV, then their X-rays balance the effects of the UVB, the negative feedback does not occur, and reionization can be caused by the small halos.

  12. Feedback Mechanism for Microtubule Length Regulation by Stathmin Gradients

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    Maria Zeitz; Jan Kierfeld

    2014-12-09

    We formulate and analyze a theoretical model for the regulation of microtubule (MT) polymerization dynamics by the signaling proteins Rac1 and stathmin. In cells, the MT growth rate is inhibited by cytosolic stathmin, which, in turn, is inactivated by Rac1. Growing MTs activate Rac1 at the cell edge, which closes a positive feedback loop. We investigate both tubulin sequestering and catastrophe promotion as mechanisms for MT growth inhibition by stathmin. For a homogeneous stathmin concentration in the absence of Rac1, we find a switch-like regulation of the MT mean length by stathmin. For constitutively active Rac1 at the cell edge, stathmin is deactivated locally, which establishes a spatial gradient of active stathmin. In this gradient, we find a stationary bimodal MT length distributions for both mechanisms of MT growth inhibition by stathmin. One subpopulation of the bimodal length distribution can be identified with fast growing and long pioneering MTs in the region near the cell edge, which have been observed experimentally. The feedback loop is closed through Rac1 activation by MTs. For tubulin sequestering by stathmin, this establishes a bistable switch with two stable states: one stable state corresponds to upregulated MT mean length and bimodal MT length distributions, i.e., pioneering MTs; the other stable state corresponds to an interrupted feedback with short MTs. Stochastic effects as well as external perturbations can trigger switching events. For catastrophe promoting stathmin we do not find bistability.

  13. Tidal Downsizing Model. IV. Destructive feedback in planets

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    Nayakshin, Sergei

    2015-01-01

    I argue that feedback is as important to formation of planets as it is to formation of stars and galaxies. Energy released by massive solid cores puffs up pre-collapse gas giant planets, making them vulnerable to tidal disruptions by their host stars. I find that feedback is the ultimate reason for some of the most robust properties of the observed exoplanet populations: the rarity of gas giants at all separations from $\\sim 0.1$ to $\\sim 100$~AU, the abundance of $\\sim 10 M_\\oplus$ cores but dearth of planets more massive than $\\sim 20 M_\\oplus$. Feedback effects can also explain (i) rapid assembly of massive cores at large separations as needed for Uranus, Neptune and the suspected HL Tau planets; (ii) the small core in Jupiter yet large cores in Uranus and Neptune; (iii) the existence of rare "metal monster" planets such as CoRoT-20b, a gas giant made of heavy elements by up to $\\sim 50$\\%.

  14. Commissioning of the IGp Feedback System at DAFNE

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    Drago, A.; /Frascati; Fox, J.D.; /SLAC; Teytelman, D.; /Dimtel, Redwood City; Tobiyama, M.; /KEK, Tsukuba

    2011-11-01

    The iGp (Integrated Gigasample Processor) is an innovative digital bunch-by-bunch feedback system developed by a KEK / SLAC / INFN-LNF joint collaboration. The processing unit can sample at 500 MHz and compute the bunch-by-bunch output signal for up to {approx}5000 bunches. The feedback gateware code is implemented inside just one FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chip, a Xilinx Virtex-II. The FPGA implements two banks of 16-tap FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters. Each filter is realtime programmable through the operator interface. At DA{Phi}NE, the Frascati {Phi}-Factory, two iGp units have been commissioned in the April 2007. The iGp systems have substituted the previous betatron feedback systems. This insertion has been very fast and has shown no problems involving just a substitution of the old, less flexible, digital systems, letting unchanged the baseband analog frontend and backend. The commissioning has been very simple, due to the complete and powerful EPICS operator interface, working well in local and remote operations. The software includes also tools for analyzing post processor data. A description of the commissioning with the operations done is reported.

  15. Simulations of momentum feedback by black hole winds

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    Nayakshin, Sergei

    2009-01-01

    The observed super-massive black hole (SMBH) mass -- galaxy velocity dispersion ($M_{\\rm bh} - \\sigma$) correlation may be established when winds/outflows from the SMBH drive gas out of the potential wells of classical bulges. Here we present numerical simulations of this process in a static isothermal potential. Simple spherically symmetric models of SMBH feedback at the Eddington luminosity can successfully explain the $M_{\\rm bh} - \\sigma$ and nuclear cluster mass $M_{\\rm NC}-\\sigma$ correlations, as well as why larger bulges host SMBHs while smaller ones host nuclear star clusters. However these models do not specify how SMBHs feed on infalling gas whilst simultaneously producing feedback that drives gas out of the galaxy. More complex models with rotation and/or anisotropic feedback allow SMBHs to feed via a disc or regions not exposed to SMBH winds, but in these more realistic cases it is not clear why a robust $M_{\\rm bh} - \\sigma$ relation should be established. In fact, some of the model predictions ...

  16. The Impact of Galactic Feedback on the Circumgalactic Medium

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    Suresh, Joshua; Vogelsberger, Mark; Genel, Shy; Torrey, Paul; Sijacki, Debora; Springel, Volker; Hernquist, Lars

    2015-01-01

    Galactic feedback strongly affects the way galactic environments are enriched. We examine this connection by performing a suite of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations, exploring a range of parameters based on the galaxy formation model developed in Vogelsberger et al. 2013 (henceforth V13). We examine the effects of AGN feedback, wind mass loading, wind specific energy, and wind metal-loading on the properties of the circumgalactic medium (CGM) of galaxies with $M_\\text{halo} > 10^{11} M_\\odot$. Note that while the V13 model was tuned to match observations including the stellar mass function, no explicit tuning was done for the CGM. The wind energy per unit outflow mass has the most significant effect on the CGM enrichment. High energy winds launch metals far beyond the virial radius. AGN feedback also has a significant effect, but only at $z < 3$. We compare to high redshift HI and CIV observations. All our simulations produce the observed number of Damped Lyman-$\\alpha$ Absorbers. At lower column densi...

  17. Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles

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    Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

    2013-01-01

    Hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles offer the potential to reduce both oil imports and greenhouse gases, as well as to offer a financial benefit to the driver. However, assessing these potential benefits is complicated by several factors, including the driving habits of the operator. We focus on driver aggression, i.e., the level of acceleration and velocity characteristic of travel, to (1) assess its variation within large, real-world drive datasets, (2) quantify its effect on both vehicle efficiency and economics for multiple vehicle types, (3) compare these results to those of standard drive cycles commonly used in the industry, and (4) create a representative drive cycle for future analyses where standard drive cycles are lacking.

  18. Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles: Preprint

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    Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

    2013-03-01

    Hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles offer the potential to reduce both oil imports and greenhouse gases, as well as to offer a financial benefit to the driver. However, assessing these potential benefits is complicated by several factors, including the driving habits of the operator. We focus on driver aggression, i.e., the level of acceleration and velocity characteristic of travel, to (1) assess its variation within large, real-world drive datasets, (2) quantify its effect on both vehicle efficiency and economics for multiple vehicle types, (3) compare these results to those of standard drive cycles commonly used in the industry, and (4) create a representative drive cycle for future analyses where standard drive cycles are lacking.

  19. Managing the Drivers of Air Flow and Water Vapor Transport in Existing Single Family Homes (Revised)

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    Cummings, J.; Withers, C.; Martin, E.; Moyer, N.

    2012-10-01

    This document focuses on managing the driving forces which move air and moisture across the building envelope. While other previously published Measure Guidelines focus on elimination of air pathways, the ultimate goal of this Measure Guideline is to manage drivers which cause air flow and water vapor transport across the building envelope (and also within the home), control air infiltration, keep relative humidity (RH) within acceptable limits, avoid combustion safety problems, improve occupant comfort, and reduce house energy use.

  20. Managing the Drivers of Air Flow and Water Vapor Transport in Existing Single-Family Homes

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    Cummings, James; Withers, Charles; Martin, Eric; Moyer, Neil

    2012-10-01

    This report is a revision of an earlier report titled: Measure Guideline: Managing the Drivers of Air Flow and Water Vapor Transport in Existing Single-Family Homes. Revisions include: Information in the text box on page 1 was revised to reflect the most accurate information regarding classifications as referenced in the 2012 International Residential Code. “Measure Guideline” was dropped from the title of the report. An addition was made to the reference list.

  1. DRIVER ACCELERATOR DESIGN FOR THE 10 KW UPGRADE OF THE JEFFERSON LAB IR FEL

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    DRIVER ACCELERATOR DESIGN FOR THE 10 KW UPGRADE OF THE JEFFERSON LAB IR FEL D. Douglas, S. V, Newport News, VA23606, USA Abstract An upgrade of the Jefferson Lab IR FEL [1] is now un- der construction. It will provide 10 kW output light power in a wavelength range of 2­10 µm. The FEL will be driven by a modest

  2. Design of a new main injector cavity for the Fermilab Proton Driver era

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    Wu, V.; Chen, A.; Qian, Z.; Wildman, D.W.; /Fermilab

    2005-05-01

    In the design report of the Fermilab Proton Driver [1], the Main Injector (MI) needs to be upgraded to a 2 MW machine. For the Main Injector radiofrequency (rf) upgrade, R&D efforts are launched to design and build a new rf system. This paper presents the new cavity design study for the rf system. The cavity is simulated with the design code Mafia [2].

  3. Where do Nissan Leaf drivers in The EV Project charge when they have the opportunity to charge at work?

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    John Smart; Don Scoffield

    2014-03-01

    This paper invesigates where Nissan Leaf drivers in the EV Project charge when they have the opportunity to charge at work. Do they charge at work, home, or some other location?

  4. Where do Chevrolet Volt drivers in The EV Project charge when they have the opportunity to charge at work?

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    John Smart; Don Scoffield

    2014-03-01

    This paper investigates where Chevy Volt drivers in the EV Project charge when they have the opportunity to charge at work. Do they charge at home, work, or some other location.

  5. How to Apply for a NYS License If after reading through the Drivers From Other Nations section on the following page, you decide that you need to apply for a NYS license,

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    Alexandrova, Ivana

    11/19/14 How to Apply for a NYS License If after reading through the Drivers From Other Nations section on the following page, you decide that you need to apply for a NYS license, these are some basic for your test. http://dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/nys-dmv-drivers-manual-online-drivers- manual

  6. Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities

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    Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.; Ong, S.; Roberts, B.

    2009-12-01

    Grid parity--or break-even cost--for photovoltaic (PV) technology is defined as the point where the cost of PV-generated electricity equals the cost of electricity purchased from the grid. Break-even cost is expressed in $/W of an installed system. Achieving break-even cost is a function of many variables. Consequently, break-even costs vary by location and time for a country, such as the United States, with a diverse set of resources, electricity prices, and other variables. In this report, we analyze PV break-even costs for U.S. residential customers. We evaluate some key drivers of grid parity both regionally and over time. We also examine the impact of moving from flat to time-of-use (TOU) rates, and we evaluate individual components of the break-even cost, including effect of rate structure and various incentives. Finally, we examine how PV markets might evolve on a regional basis considering the sensitivity of the break-even cost to four major drivers: technical performance, financing parameters, electricity prices and rates, and policies. We find that local incentives rather than ?technical? parameters are in general the key drivers of the break-even cost of PV. Additionally, this analysis provides insight about the potential viability of PV markets.

  7. Analysis of the Ultra-fast Switching Dynamics in a Hybrid MOSFET/Driver

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    Tang, T.; Burkhart, C.; /SLAC

    2011-08-17

    The turn-on dynamics of a power MOSFET during ultra-fast, {approx} ns, switching are discussed in this paper. The testing was performed using a custom hybrid MOSFET/Driver module, which was fabricated by directly assembling die-form components, power MOSFET and drivers, on a printed circuit board. By using die-form components, the hybrid approach substantially reduces parasitic inductance, which facilitates ultra-fast switching. The measured turn on time of the hybrid module with a resistive load is 1.2 ns with an applied voltage of 1000 V and drain current of 33 A. Detailed analysis of the switching waveforms reveals that switching behavior must be interpreted differently in the ultra-fast regime. For example, the gate threshold voltage to turn on the device is observed to increase as the switching time decreases. Further analysis and simulation of MOSFET switching behavior shows that the minimum turn on time scales with the product of the drain-source on resistance and drain-source capacitance, R{sub DS(on)}C{sub OSS}. This information will be useful in power MOSFET selection and gate driver design for ultra-fast switching applications.

  8. Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles (Presentation)

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    Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

    2013-05-01

    This presentation discusses a method of accounting for realistic levels of driver aggression to higher-level vehicle studies, including the impact of variation in real-world driving characteristics (acceleration and speed) on vehicle energy consumption and different powertrains (e.g., conventionally powered vehicles versus electrified drive vehicles [xEVs]). Aggression variation between drivers can increase fuel consumption by more than 50% or decrease it by more than 20% from average. The normalized fuel consumption deviation from average as a function of population percentile was found to be largely insensitive to powertrain. However, the traits of ideal driving behavior are a function of powertrain. In conventional vehicles, kinetic losses dominate rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses. In xEVs with regenerative braking, rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses dominate. The relation of fuel consumption predicted from real-world drive data to that predicted by the industry-standard HWFET, UDDS, LA92, and US06 drive cycles was not consistent across powertrains, and varied broadly from the mean, median, and mode of real-world driving. A drive cycle synthesized by NREL's DRIVE tool accurately and consistently reproduces average real-world for multiple powertrains within 1%, and can be used to calculate the fuel consumption effects of varying levels of driver aggression.

  9. Survey of Laser Markets Relevant to Inertial Fusion Energy Drivers, information for National Research Council

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    Bayramian, A J; Deri, R J; Erlandson, A C

    2011-02-24

    Development of a new technology for commercial application can be significantly accelerated by leveraging related technologies used in other markets. Synergies across multiple application domains attract research and development (R and D) talent - widening the innovation pipeline - and increases the market demand in common components and subsystems to provide performance improvements and cost reductions. For these reasons, driver development plans for inertial fusion energy (IFE) should consider the non-fusion technology base that can be lveraged for application to IFE. At this time, two laser driver technologies are being proposed for IFE: solid-state lasers (SSLs) and KrF gas (excimer) lasers. This document provides a brief survey of organizations actively engaged in these technologies. This is intended to facilitate comparison of the opportunities for leveraging the larger technical community for IFE laser driver development. They have included tables that summarize the commercial organizations selling solid-state and KrF lasers, and a brief summary of organizations actively engaged in R and D on these technologies.

  10. HESFIRE: a global fire model to explore the role of anthropogenic and weather drivers

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    Le Page, Yannick LB; Morton, Douglas; Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin; Pereira, Jose M.; Hurtt, George C.

    2015-01-01

    Vegetation fires are a major driver of ecosystem dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions. Anticipating potential changes in fire activity and their impacts relies first on a realistic model of fire activity (e.g., fire incidence and interannual variability) and second on a model accounting for fire impacts (e.g., mortality and emissions). In this paper, we focus on our understanding of fire activity and describe a new fire model, HESFIRE (Human–Earth System FIRE), which integrates the influence of weather, vegetation characteristics, and human activities on fires in a stand-alone framework. It was developed with a particular emphasis on allowing fires to spread over consecutive days given their major contribution to burned areas in many ecosystems. A subset of the model parameters was calibrated through an optimization procedure using observation data to enhance our knowledge of regional drivers of fire activity and improve the performance of the model on a global scale. Modeled fire activity showed reasonable agreement with observations of burned area, fire seasonality, and interannual variability in many regions, including for spatial and temporal domains not included in the optimization procedure. Significant discrepancies are investigated, most notably regarding fires in boreal regions and in xeric ecosystems and also fire size distribution. The sensitivity of fire activity to model parameters is analyzed to explore the dominance of specific drivers across regions and ecosystems. The characteristics of HESFIRE and the outcome of its evaluation provide insights into the influence of anthropogenic activities and weather, and their interactions, on fire activity.

  11. Reliable, high repetition rate thyratron grid driver used with a magnetic modulator

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    Hill, J.V.; Ball, D.G.; Garrett, D.N.

    1991-06-14

    The Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory uses a magnetic modulator switched by a high voltage thyratron to drive a gas discharge laser. The thyratron trigger source must provide an extremely reliable, low jitter, high- rep-rate grid pulse. This paper describes a thyratron grid driver which delivers a 1.2 kV, 80 ns rise time grid pulse into a 50 ohm load at up to 4.5 kHz repetition rate and has demonstrated approximately 10,000 hours MTBF. Since the thyratron is used with a magnetic compression circuit having a delay time of 1.4 ms this grid driver incorporates a jitter compensation circuit to adjust the trigger timing of the thyratron to provide overall modulator/laser jitter of less than {plus minus} 2 ns. The specific grid driver requirements will be discussed followed by a description of the circuit design and theory of operation. Construction comments will be followed by performance data (for a specific thyratron and magnetic compression circuit), including pulse shape, jitter, and lifetime. 1 ref., 10 figs.

  12. Star Formation in Disk Galaxies. III. Does stellar feedback result in cloud death?

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    Tasker, Elizabeth J; Pudritz, Ralph

    2015-01-01

    Stellar feedback, star formation and gravitational interactions are major controlling forces in the evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs). To explore their relative roles, we examine the properties and evolution of GMCs forming in an isolated galactic disk simulation that includes both localised thermal feedback and photoelectric heating. The results are compared with the three previous simulations in this series which consists of a model with no star formation, star formation but no form of feedback and star formation with photoelectric heating in a set with steadily increasing physical effects. We find that the addition of localised thermal feedback greatly suppresses star formation but does not destroy the surrounding GMC, giving cloud properties closely resembling the run in which no stellar physics is included. The outflows from the feedback reduce the mass of the cloud but do not destroy it, allowing the cloud to survive its stellar children. This suggests that weak thermal feedback such as the low...

  13. Weak Measurement and Feedback in Superconducting Quantum Circuits

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    K. W. Murch; R. Vijay; I. Siddiqi

    2015-07-16

    We describe the implementation of weak quantum measurements in superconducting qubits, focusing specifically on transmon type devices in the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture. To access this regime, the readout cavity is probed with on average a single microwave photon. Such low-level signals are detected using near quantum-noise-limited superconducting parametric amplifiers. Weak measurements yield partial information about the quantum state, and correspondingly do not completely project the qubit into an eigenstate. As such, we use the measurement record to either sequentially reconstruct the quantum state at a given time, yielding a quantum trajectory, or to close a direct quantum feedback loop, stabilizing Rabi oscillations indefinitely.

  14. On Optimal Feedback Control for Stationary Linear Systems

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    Russell, David L., E-mail: russell@math.vt.ed [Virginia Tech, Department of Mathematics (United States)

    2010-04-15

    We study linear-quadratic optimal control problems for finite dimensional stationary linear systems AX+BU=Z with output Y=CX+DU from the viewpoint of linear feedback solution. We interpret solutions in relation to system robustness with respect to disturbances Z and relate them to nonlinear matrix equations of Riccati type and eigenvalue-eigenvector problems for the corresponding Hamiltonian system. Examples are included along with an indication of extensions to continuous, i.e., infinite dimensional, systems, primarily of elliptic type.

  15. Weak Measurement and Feedback in Superconducting Quantum Circuits

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    K. W. Murch; R. Vijay; I. Siddiqi

    2015-07-28

    We describe the implementation of weak quantum measurements in superconducting qubits, focusing specifically on transmon type devices in the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture. To access this regime, the readout cavity is probed with on average a single microwave photon. Such low-level signals are detected using near quantum-noise-limited superconducting parametric amplifiers. Weak measurements yield partial information about the quantum state, and correspondingly do not completely project the qubit into an eigenstate. As such, we use the measurement record to either sequentially reconstruct the quantum state at a given time, yielding a quantum trajectory, or to close a direct quantum feedback loop, stabilizing Rabi oscillations indefinitely.

  16. Ignition feedback regenerative free electron laser (FEL) amplifier

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    Kim, Kwang-Je (Burr Ridge, IL); Zholents, Alexander (Walnut Creek, CA); Zolotorev, Max (Oakland, CA)

    2001-01-01

    An ignition feedback regenerative amplifier consists of an injector, a linear accelerator with energy recovery, and a high-gain free electron laser amplifier. A fraction of the free electron laser output is coupled to the input to operate the free electron laser in the regenerative mode. A mode filter in this loop prevents run away instability. Another fraction of the output, after suitable frequency up conversion, is used to drive the photocathode. An external laser is provided to start up both the amplifier and the injector, thus igniting the system.

  17. Convection feedbacks in a super-parameterization GCM

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit the followingConcentratingPortal ControllingConvection feedbacks in a

  18. On-Board Measurement of Ammonia and Nitrous Oxide Using Feedback...

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

    Board Measurement of Ammonia and Nitrous Oxide Using Feedback Absorption Laser Spectroscopy Combined with Amplified Resonance and Low Pressure Sampling On-Board Measurement of...

  19. An Investigation into the Benefits of Tactile Feedback for Laparoscopic, Robotic, and Remote Surgery

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    Wottawa, Christopher Robert

    2013-01-01

    to haptic feedback in robotic surgery. (March 2010 NSFfeedback actuator array for robotic surgery or simulation.conventional versus robotic approach—a comparative study.

  20. EVALUATION OF VOLUMETRIC THRESHOLD STRAIN CONSIDERING NOISY FEEDBACK SIGNALS FROM SIMPLE SHEAR DEVICE

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    Schoenberg, Frederic Paik (Rick)

    EVALUATION OF VOLUMETRIC THRESHOLD STRAIN CONSIDERING NOISY FEEDBACK SIGNALS FROM SIMPLE SHEAR 90095 #12;set to illustrate how the volumetric threshold shear strain can be evaluated in consideration

  1. Mechanical feedback in the molecular ISM of luminous IR galaxies

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    A. F. Loenen; M. Spaans; W. A. Baan; R. Meijerink

    2008-08-20

    Aims: Molecular emission lines originating in the nuclei of luminous infra-red galaxies are used to determine the physical properties of the nuclear ISM in these systems. Methods: A large observational database of molecular emission lines is compared with model predictions that include heating by UV and X-ray radiation, mechanical heating, and the effects of cosmic rays. Results: The observed line ratios and model predictions imply a separation of the observedsystems into three groups: XDRs, UV-dominated high-density (n>=10^5 cm-3) PDRs, and lower-density (n=10^4.5 cm-3) PDRs that are dominated by mechanical feedback. Conclusions: The division of the two types of PDRs follows naturally from the evolution of the star formation cycle of these sources, which evolves from deeply embedded young stars, resulting in high-density (n>=10^5 cm-3) PDRs, to a stage where the gas density has decreased (n=10^4.5 cm-3) and mechanical feedback from supernova shocks dominates the heating budget.

  2. Cloud Feedbacks on Climate: A Challenging Scientific Problem

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    Norris, Joe [Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

    2010-09-01

    One reason it has been difficult to develop suitable social and economic policies to address global climate change is that projected global warming during the coming century has a large uncertainty range. The primary physical cause of this large uncertainty range is lack of understanding of the magnitude and even sign of cloud feedbacks on the climate system. If Earth's cloudiness responded to global warming by reflecting more solar radiation back to space or allowing more terrestrial radiation to be emitted to space, this would mitigate the warming produced by increased anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Contrastingly, a cloud response that reduced solar reflection or terrestrial emission would exacerbate anthropogenic greenhouse warming. It is likely that a mixture of responses will occur depending on cloud type and meteorological regime, and at present, we do not know what the net effect will be. This presentation will explain why cloud feedbacks have been a challenging scientific problem from the perspective of theory, modeling, and observations. Recent research results on observed multidecadal cloud-atmosphere-ocean variability over the Pacific Ocean will also be shown, along with suggestions for future research.

  3. Cloud Feedbacks on Climate: A Challenging Scientific Problem

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    Norris, Joe [Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

    2010-05-12

    One reason it has been difficult to develop suitable social and economic policies to address global climate change is that projected global warming during the coming century has a large uncertainty range. The primary physical cause of this large uncertainty range is lack of understanding of the magnitude and even sign of cloud feedbacks on the climate system. If Earth's cloudiness responded to global warming by reflecting more solar radiation back to space or allowing more terrestrial radiation to be emitted to space, this would mitigate the warming produced by increased anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Contrastingly, a cloud response that reduced solar reflection or terrestrial emission would exacerbate anthropogenic greenhouse warming. It is likely that a mixture of responses will occur depending on cloud type and meteorological regime, and at present, we do not know what the net effect will be. This presentation will explain why cloud feedbacks have been a challenging scientific problem from the perspective of theory, modeling, and observations. Recent research results on observed multidecadal cloud-atmosphere-ocean variability over the Pacific Ocean will also be shown, along with suggestions for future research.

  4. Cloud Feedbacks on Climate: A Challenging Scientific Problem

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    Norris, Joel (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego) [Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

    2010-05-10

    One reason it has been difficult to develop suitable social and economic policies to address global climate change is that projected global warming during the coming century has a large uncertainty range. The primary physical cause of this large uncertainty range is lack of understanding of the magnitude and even sign of cloud feedbacks on the climate system. If Earth's cloudiness responded to global warming by reflecting more solar radiation back to space or allowing more terrestrial radiation to be emitted to space, this would mitigate the warming produced by increased anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Contrastingly, a cloud response that reduced solar reflection or terrestrial emission would exacerbate anthropogenic greenhouse warming. It is likely that a mixture of responses will occur depending on cloud type and meteorological regime, and at present, we do not know what the net effect will be. This presentation will explain why cloud feedbacks have been a challenging scientific problem from the perspective of theory, modeling, and observations. Recent research results on observed multidecadal cloud-atmosphere-ocean variability over the Pacific Ocean will also be shown, along with suggestions for future research.

  5. HESFIRE: a global fire model to explore the role of anthropogenic and weather drivers

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    Le Page, Yannick LB; Morton, Douglas; Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin; Pereira, Jose M.; Hurtt, George C.

    2015-02-13

    Vegetation fires are a major driver of ecosystem dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions. Anticipating potential changes in fire activity and their impacts relies first on a realistic model of fire activity (e.g., fire incidence and interannual variability) and second on a model accounting for fire impacts (e.g., mortality and emissions). In this paper, we focus on our understanding of fire activity and describe a new fire model, HESFIRE (Human–Earth System FIRE), which integrates the influence of weather, vegetation characteristics, and human activities on fires in a stand-alone framework. It was developed with a particular emphasis on allowing fires to spreadmore »over consecutive days given their major contribution to burned areas in many ecosystems. A subset of the model parameters was calibrated through an optimization procedure using observation data to enhance our knowledge of regional drivers of fire activity and improve the performance of the model on a global scale. Modeled fire activity showed reasonable agreement with observations of burned area, fire seasonality, and interannual variability in many regions, including for spatial and temporal domains not included in the optimization procedure. Significant discrepancies are investigated, most notably regarding fires in boreal regions and in xeric ecosystems and also fire size distribution. The sensitivity of fire activity to model parameters is analyzed to explore the dominance of specific drivers across regions and ecosystems. The characteristics of HESFIRE and the outcome of its evaluation provide insights into the influence of anthropogenic activities and weather, and their interactions, on fire activity.« less

  6. Overview of proton drivers for neutrino super beams and neutrino factories

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    Chou, W.; /Fermilab

    2006-06-01

    There has been a world-wide interest in Proton Drivers in the past decade. Numerous design proposals have been presented in Asia, Europe and North America, ranging from low energy rapid cycling synchrotrons, normal or superconducting linacs to high energy slow cycling synchrotrons and FFAGs. One thing in common is that all these machines provide MW beam power and are used primarily for neutrino experiments. This paper gives an overview of these activities. In the last section the author expresses his personal opinion on the future of this field.

  7. Low-jitter high-power thyristor array pulse driver and generator

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    Hanks, Roy L. (Byron, CA)

    2002-01-01

    A method and apparatus for generating low-jitter, high-voltage and high-current pulses for driving low impedance loads such as detonator fuses uses a MOSFET driver which, when triggered, discharges a high-voltage pre-charged capacitor into the primary of a toroidal current-multiplying transformer with multiple isolated secondary windings. The secondary outputs are suitable for driving an array of thyristors that discharge a precharged high-voltage capacitor and thus generating the required high-voltage and high-current pulse.

  8. Linear beam raster magnet driver based on H-bridge technique

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    Sinkine, Nikolai I.; Yan, Chen; Apeldoorn, Cornelis; Dail, Jeffrey Glenn; Wojcik, Randolph Frank; Gunning, William

    2006-06-06

    An improved raster magnet driver for a linear particle beam is based on an H-bridge technique. Four branches of power HEXFETs form a two-by-two switch. Switching the HEXFETs in a predetermined order and at the right frequency produces a triangular current waveform. An H-bridge controller controls switching sequence and timing. The magnetic field of the coil follows the shape of the waveform and thus steers the beam using a triangular rather than a sinusoidal waveform. The system produces a raster pattern having a highly uniform raster density distribution, eliminates target heating from non-uniform raster density distributions, and produces higher levels of beam current.

  9. MAKING SENSE: WEAKLY ELECTRIC FISH MODULATE SENSORY FEEDBACK VIA SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND MOVEMENT

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    MAKING SENSE: WEAKLY ELECTRIC FISH MODULATE SENSORY FEEDBACK VIA SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND MOVEMENT. This dissertation examines the role of social behavior and movement for the modulation of electrosensory feedback social grouping and movement can produce higher order modulations (termed `envelopes'), which can have

  10. Vibrotactile Feedback in Steering Wheel Reduces Navigation Errors during GPS-Guided Car Driving

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    Basdogan, Cagatay

    Vibrotactile Feedback in Steering Wheel Reduces Navigation Errors during GPS-Guided Car Driving feedback displayed through the steering wheel of a car can reduce the perceptual and cognitive load with the GPS-based voice commands. KEYWORDS: vibrotactile, haptics, car navigation systems, GPS, steering wheel

  11. Mechanisms of Ventricular Fibrillation The role of mechano-electrical feedback

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Mechanisms of Ventricular Fibrillation The role of mechano-electrical feedback and tissue-90-393-5020-1 #12;Mechanisms of Ventricular Fibrillation The role of mechano-electrical feedback and tissue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2.1 Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2.2 Mechanisms

  12. State feedback control of labeled Petri nets with uncertainty in the initial marking

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    Hadjicostis, Christoforos

    State feedback control of labeled Petri nets with uncertainty in the initial marking Maria Paola feedback controller for a labeled Petri net whose ini- tial marking is known to belong to a given convex vehicles, com- munication networks, and so on. In this paper we deal with the problem of designing a state

  13. Open-Loop Digital Predistortion Using Cartesian Feedback for Adaptive RF Power Amplifier Linearization

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    Dawson, Joel

    leverage analog Cartesian feedback (CFB) to train a Cartesian look-up table, reducing DSP and power the CFB system does not continuously operate, we overcome the bandwidth limitation traditionally is that it is not robust to variations in process, supply voltage, temperature, and aging effects. Cartesian feedback (CFB

  14. Feedback Can Increase the CapacityCost Function of Discrete Channels with Memory y

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    Alajaji, Fady

    bound to the capacity­cost func­ tion with feedback (CFB (fi)). The lower bound to CFB (fi) is then shown numerically to exceed the upper bound to CNFB (fi). An upper bound to CFB (fi) is also obtained and feedback capacity­cost functions -- denoted by CNFB (fi) and CFB (fi) respectively -- in order to deter

  15. Hardware Design and Analysis of Statistical Cipher Feedback Mode Using Serial Transfer

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    Heys, Howard

    to the Ciphertext Queue. SCFB mode is the hybrid of output feedback (OFB) mode and cipher feedback (CFB) mode feeds back ciphertext to the input of the block cipher similar to the conventional CFB mode, except- plementation than conventional CFB mode. An iterative based implementation of the Advanced Encryption Strandard

  16. Tracking Analysis of an LMS Decision Feedback Equalizer for a Wireless Channel

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    Sharma, Vinod

    Tracking Analysis of an LMS Decision Feedback Equalizer for a Wireless Channel Veeraruna Kavitha varying wireless fading chan- nel, equalized by an LMS Decision Feedback equalizer (DFE). We study how- regressive (AR) process. Then the LMS equalizer and the AR process are jointly approximated by the solution

  17. Using models and satellite observations to evaluate the strength of snow albedo feedback

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    Using models and satellite observations to evaluate the strength of snow albedo feedback; revised 9 May 2012; accepted 10 May 2012; published 15 June 2012. [1] Snow albedo feedback (SAF to the albedo contrast of snow covered and snow-free land (SNC), and 20% was related to the temperature

  18. Postdoc Opportunity: Feedback, Noise, and Single-Cell Antibiotic Resistance PI: Mary Dunlop, Ph.D.

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    Dunlop, Mary

    include: · Time-lapse imaging of fluorescent reporters for multidrug resistance in bacteria. · CostPostdoc Opportunity: Feedback, Noise, and Single-Cell Antibiotic Resistance PI: Mary Dunlop, Ph of feedback and stochastic gene regulation related to single-cell antibiotic resistance. Research areas

  19. The Capacity-Cost Function of Discrete Additive Noise Channels with and without Feedback

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    Wehlau, David

    of discrete channels with memory. Index Terms { Channels with memory, additive noise, capacity-cost functionThe Capacity-Cost Function of Discrete Additive Noise Channels with and without Feedback #3; Fady by investigating the capacity- cost function (C (#12;)) of such additive noise channels without feedback. We

  20. COMPLEX STATIC SKEW-SYMMETRIC OUTPUT FEEDBACK CHRISTOPHER J. HILLAR AND FRANK SOTTILE

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    Sottile, Frank

    COMPLEX STATIC SKEW-SYMMETRIC OUTPUT FEEDBACK CONTROL CHRISTOPHER J. HILLAR AND FRANK SOTTILE functions using skew-symmetric controllers. This extends work of Helmke, et al., who studied static, give necessary and sufficient conditions for pole placement by static skew-symmetric complex feedback

  1. Some Like it Hot? Thermal Feedback for Mobile Devices Graham Wilson, Martin Halvey, Stephen A. Brewster

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    Brewster, Stephen

    perception and this is not the focus of this paper. Fundamental HCI research needs to be conducted we focus on in this paper. There are many potential uses for thermal feedback; the following usageSome Like it Hot? Thermal Feedback for Mobile Devices Graham Wilson, Martin Halvey, Stephen A

  2. Can Haptic Feedback Improve the Perception of Self-Motion in Virtual Reality? Anatole Lcuyer1

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    training), for design (virtual visit of urban or architectural projects) or simply for fun (video games of haptic feedback on the perception of self-motion in virtual reality. Participants were asked to estimate studies the influence of haptic feedback on the user's perception and estimation of the turns' angles. 2

  3. DEFINING AND QUANTIFYING FEEDBACKS IN EARTH'S CLIMATE SYSTEM Stephen E. Schwartz

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    DEFINING AND QUANTIFYING FEEDBACKS IN EARTH'S CLIMATE SYSTEM Stephen E. Schwartz For presentation.bnl.gov ABSTRACT Feedbacks in Earth's climate system are increasingly being examined to identify processes of climate models to accurately represent the actual climate system and changes due to increases

  4. HIV/AIDS Prevention among The Male Population: Results of a Peer-Education Program For Taxicab and Tricycle Drivers in the Philippines

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    Morisky, Donald E

    2008-01-01

    and truck drivers in the Philippines. Occupational SafetyLabour and Employment, Philippines. United Nations EconomicRisk Reduction Program in the Philippines: A Comprehensive

  5. Supplement Table 1. Mean environmental drivers at Brasil flux sites. Precipitation (Prec) from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), for site-specific tower measurement years and a

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    Malhi, Yadvinder

    Supplement Table 1. Mean environmental drivers at Brasil flux sites. Precipitation (Prec) from #12;Supplement Table 2. Brasil flux sites instrumentation and measuring methods. *: non aspirated

  6. Coherent Feedback Improved Qubit Initialization in the Dispersive Regime

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    Luke C. G. Govia; Frank K. Wilhelm

    2015-06-17

    Readout of the state of a superconducting qubit by homodyne detection of the output signal from a dispersively coupled microwave resonator is a common technique in circuit quantum electrodynamics, and is often claimed to be quantum non-demolition (QND) up to the same order of approximation as in the dispersive approximation. However, in this work we show that only in the limit of infinite measurement time is this protocol QND, as the formation of a dressed coherent state in the qubit-cavity system applies an effective rotation to the qubit state. We show how this rotation can be corrected by a coherent operation, leading to improved qubit initialization by measurement and coherent feedback.

  7. Continuous decomposition of quantum measurements via Hamiltonian feedback

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    Jan Florjanczyk; Todd A. Brun

    2015-04-15

    We characterize the set of generalized quantum measurements that can be decomposed into a continuous measurement process using a stream of probe qubits and a tunable interaction Hamilto- nian. Each probe in the stream interacts weakly with the target quantum system, then is measured projectively in a standard basis. This measurement result is used in a closed feedback loop to tune the interaction Hamiltonian for the next probe. The resulting evolution is a stochastic process with the structure of a one-dimensional random walk. To maintain this structure, and require that at long times the measurement outcomes be independent of the path, the allowed interaction Hamil- tonians must lie in a restricted set, such that the Hamiltonian terms on the target system form a finite dimensional Jordan algebra. This algebraic structure of the interaction Hamiltonians yields a large class of generalized measurements that can be continuously performed by our scheme, and we fully describe this set.

  8. Black hole feedback in the luminous quasar PDS 456

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    Nardini, E; Gofford, J; Harrison, F A; Risaliti, G; Braito, V; Costa, M T; Matzeu, G A; Walton, D J; Behar, E; Boggs, S E; Christensen, F E; Craig, W W; Hailey, C J; Matt, G; Miller, J M; O'Brien, P T; Stern, D; Turner, T J; Ward, M J

    2015-01-01

    The evolution of galaxies is connected to the growth of supermassive black holes in their centers. During the quasar phase, a huge luminosity is released as matter falls onto the black hole, and radiation-driven winds can transfer most of this energy back to the host galaxy. Over five different epochs, we detected the signatures of a nearly spherical stream of highly ionized gas in the broadband X-ray spectra of the luminous quasar PDS 456. This persistent wind is expelled at relativistic speeds from the inner accretion disk, and its wide aperture suggests an effective coupling with the ambient gas. The outflow's kinetic power larger than 10^46 ergs per second is enough to provide the feedback required by models of black hole and host galaxy co-evolution.

  9. Maxwell's demon in biochemical signal transduction with feedback loop

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    Sosuke Ito; Takahiro Sagawa

    2015-04-15

    Signal transduction in living cells is vital to maintain life itself, where information transfer in noisy environment plays a significant role. In a rather different context, the recent intensive researches of "Maxwell's demon" - a feedback controller that utilizes information of individual molecules - has led to a unified theory of information and thermodynamics. Here we combine these two streams of researches, and show that the second law of thermodynamics with information reveals the fundamental limit of the robustness of signal transduction against environmental fluctuations. Especially, we found that the degree of robustness is quantitatively characterized by an informational quantity called transfer entropy. Our information-thermodynamic approach is applicable to biological communication inside cells, in which there is no explicit channel coding in contrast to artificial communication. Our result would open up a novel biophysical approach to understand information processing in living systems on the basis of the fundamental information-thermodynamics link.

  10. Feedback regulated induction heater for a flowing fluid

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    Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM); Swift, Gregory W. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1985-01-01

    A regulated induction heater for heating a stream of flowing fluid to a predetermined desired temperature. The heater includes a radiofrequency induction coil which surrounds a glass tube through which the fluid flows. A heating element consisting of a bundle of approximately 200 stainless steel capillary tubes located within the glass tube couples the output of the induction coil to the fluid. The temperature of the fluid downstream from the heating element is sensed with a platinum resistance thermometer, the output of which is applied to an adjustable proportional and integral feedback control circuit which regulates the power applied to the induction coil. The heater regulates the fluid temperature to within 0.005.degree. C. at a flow rate of 50 cm.sup.3 /second with a response time of less than 0.1 second, and can accommodate changes in heat load up to 1500 watts.

  11. Feedback regulated induction heater for a flowing fluid

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    Migliori, A.; Swift, G.W.

    1984-06-13

    A regulated induction heater for heating a stream of flowing fluid to a predetermined desired temperature. The heater includes a radiofrequency induction coil which surrounds a glass tube through which the fluid flows. A heating element consisting of a bundle of approximately 200 stainless steel capillary tubes located within the glass tube couples the output of the induction coil to the fluid. The temperature of the fluid downstream from the heating element is sensed with a platinum resistance thermometer, the output of which is applied to an adjustable porportional and integral feedback control circuit which regulates the power applied to the induction coil. The heater regulates the fluid temperature to within 0.005/sup 0/C at a flow rate of 50 cm/sup 3//sec with a response time of less than 0.1 second, and can accommodate changes in heat load up to 1500 watts.

  12. Generalization of neuron network model with delay feedback

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    Sanjeet Maisnam; R. K. Brojen Singh

    2015-07-16

    We present generalized delayed neural network (DNN) model with positive delay feedback and neuron history. The local stability analysis around trivial local equilibria of delayed neural networks has applied and determine the conditions for the existence of zero root. We develop few innovative delayed neural network models in different dimensions through transformation and extension of some existing models. We found that zero root can have multiplicity two under certain conditions. We further show how the characteristic equation can have zero root and its multiplicity is dependent on the conditions undertaken. Finally, we generalize the neural network of $N$ neurons through which we determine the general form of Jacobian of the linear form and corresponding characteristic equation of the system.

  13. Photo-heating and supernova feedback amplify each other's effect on the cosmic star formation rate

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    Andreas H. Pawlik; Joop Schaye

    2009-03-17

    Photo-heating associated with reionisation and kinetic feedback from core-collapse supernovae have previously been shown to suppress the high-redshift cosmic star formation rate. Here we investigate the interplay between photo-heating and supernova feedback using a set of cosmological, smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations. We show that photo-heating and supernova feedback mutually amplify each other's ability to suppress the star formation rate. Our results demonstrate the importance of the simultaneous, non-independent inclusion of these two processes in models of galaxy formation to estimate the strength of the total negative feedback they exert. They may therefore be of particular relevance to semi-analytic models in which the effects of photo-heating and supernova feedback are implicitly assumed to act independently of each other.

  14. The role of water vapor feedback in unperturbed climate variability and global warming

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    Hall, A.; Manabe, Syukuro

    1999-08-01

    To understand the role of water vapor feedback in unperturbed surface temperature variability, a version of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory coupled ocean-atmosphere model is integrated for 1,000 yr in two configurations, one with water vapor feedback and one without. To understand the role of water vapor feedback in global warming, two 500-yr integrations were also performed in which CO{sub 2} was doubled in both model configurations. The final surface global warming in the model with water vapor feedback is 3.38 C, while in the one without it is only 1.05 C. However, the model`s water vapor feedback has a larger impact on surface warming in response to a doubling of CO{sub 2} than it does on internally generated, low-frequency, global-mean surface temperature anomalies. Water vapor feedback`s strength therefore depends on the type of temperature anomaly it affects. Finally, the authors compare the local and global-mean surface temperature time series from both unperturbed variability experiments to the observed record. The experiment without water vapor feedback does not have enough global-scale variability to reproduce the magnitude of the variability in the observed global-mean record, whether or not one removes the warming trend observed over the past century. In contrast, the amount of variability in the experiment with water vapor feedback is comparable to that of the global-mean record, provided the observed warming trend is removed. Thus, the authors are unable to simulate the observed levels of variability without water vapor feedback.

  15. Review: Balancing Limiting Factors and Economic Drivers to Achieve Sustainable Midwestern US Agricultural Residue Feedstock Supplies

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    Wally W. Wilhelm; J. Richard Hess; Douglas L. Karlen; David J. Muth; Jane M. F. Johnson; John M. Baker; Hero T. Gollany; Jeff M. Novak; Diane E. Stott; Gary E. Varvel

    2010-10-01

    Advanced biofuels will be developed using cellulosic feedstock rather than grain or oilseed crops that can also be used for food and feed. To be sustainable, these new agronomic production systems must be economically viable without degrading soil resources. This review examines six agronomic factors that collectively define many of the limits and opportunities for harvesting crop residue for biofuel feedstock. These six “limiting factors” are discussed in relationship to economic drivers associated with harvesting corn (Zea mays L.) stover as a potential cellulosic feedstock. The limiting factors include soil organic carbon, wind and water erosion, plant nutrient balance, soil water and temperature dynamics, soil compaction, and off-site environmental impacts. Initial evaluations using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2.0 (RUSLE2) show that a single factor analysis based on simply meeting tolerable soil loss might indicate stover could be harvested sustainably, but the same analysis based on maintaining soil organic carbon shows the practice to be non-sustainable. Modifying agricultural management to include either annual or perennial cover crops is shown to meet both soil erosion and soil carbon requirements. The importance of achieving high yields and planning in a holistic manner at the landscape scale are also shown to be crucial for balancing limitations and drivers associated with renewable bioenergy production.

  16. Optimizing and Diversifying Electric Vehicle Driving Range for U.S. Drivers

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Properly determining the driving range is critical for accurately predicting the sales and social benefits of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). This study proposes a framework for optimizing the driving range by minimizing the sum of battery price, electricity cost, and range limitation cost referred to as the range-related cost as a measurement of range anxiety. The objective function is linked to policy-relevant parameters, including battery cost and price markup, battery utilization, charging infrastructure availability, vehicle efficiency, electricity and gasoline prices, household vehicle ownership, daily driving patterns, discount rate, and perceived vehicle lifetime. Qualitative discussion of the framework and its empirical application to a sample (N=36,664) representing new car drivers in the United States is included. The quantitative results strongly suggest that ranges of less than 100 miles are likely to be more popular in the BEV market for a long period of time. The average optimal range among U.S. drivers is found to be largely inelastic. Still, battery cost reduction significantly drives BEV demand toward longer ranges, whereas improvement in the charging infrastructure is found to significantly drive BEV demand toward shorter ranges. The bias of a single-range assumption and the effects of range optimization and diversification in reducing such biases are both found to be significant.

  17. Breakeven Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities (Report Summary) (Presentation)

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    Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.; Ong, S.; Roberts, B.

    2009-12-01

    "Break-even cost" for photovoltaic (PV) technology is defined as the point where the cost of PV-generated electricity equals the cost of electricity purchased from the grid. Break-even cost is expressed in $/W of an installed system. Achieving break-even cost is a function of many variables. Consequently, break-even costs vary by location and time for a country, such as the United States, with a diverse set of resources, electricity prices, and other variables. In this presentation, we introduce an analysis of PV break-even costs for residential customers in the United States, including an evaluation of some of the key drivers of PV breakeven both regionally and over time. This presentation includes our methodology and presents results for both near-term residential breakeven costs(2009) and future market sensitivities of break-even costs (2015). See also the the report "Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities". Presentation for NREL/TP-6A2-45991.

  18. La neutrino factory del CERN e i problemi radiologici dell'annesso proton driver

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    Bressan, Beatrice Alessandra

    2001-01-01

    The thesis, La Neutrino Factory del CERN e i problemi radiologici dell’annesso proton driver (CERN Neutrino Factory and the radiological problems of the annex proton driver), deals with the new particle accelerators for the post LHC (Large Hadron Collider) era. The first part of the work describes these innovative accelerators with particular emphasis on the muon collider which, producing ?+/?? collisions in the 100 GeV energy range, should explore deeply the Higgs Boson physics. The second part of the thesis describes the three-step scenario proposed for the muon accelerators: Neutrino Factory, Higgs Factory and a collider with TeV C.M. energy. The third chapter explains how a Neutrino Factory works. In a Neutrino Factory the neutrino beam is generated by high-energy muons decaying in a storage ring. The muons are produced by pions generated in a target bombarded by an intense proton beam. In the CERN project, the proton beam is produced by a super conducting LINAC (with 75 Hz frequency and 2.2 GeV ene...

  19. Reliability and Failure Modes of Solid-State Lighting Electrical Drivers Subjected to Accelerated Aging

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    Lall, Pradeep; Sakalaukus, Peter; Davis, Lynn

    2015-02-19

    An investigation of an off-the-shelf solid-state lighting device with the primary focus on the accompanied light-emitting diode (LED) electrical driver (ED) has been conducted. A set of 10 EDs were exposed to temperature humidity life testing of 85% RH and 85 #14;C (85/85) without an electrical bias per the JEDEC standard JESD22-A101C in order to accelerate the ingress of moisture into the aluminum electrolytic capacitor (AEC) and the EDs in order to assess the reliability of the LED drivers for harsh environment applications. The capacitance and equivalent series resistance for each AEC inside the ED were measured using a handheldmore »LCR meter as possible leading indications of failure. The photometric quantities of a single pristine light engine were monitored in order to investigate the interaction between the light engine and the EDs. These parameters were used in assessing the overall reliability of the EDs. In addition, a comparative analysis has been conducted between the 85/85 accelerated test data and a previously published high-temperature storage life accelerated test of 135°C. The results of the 85/85 acceleration test and the comparative analysis are presented in this paper.« less

  20. A thirty-two clock hour driver education classroom curriculum guide 

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    Richardson, William Lee

    1990-01-01

    A THIRTY-TWO CLOCK HOUR DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSROOM CURRICULUM GUIDE A R e c o r d o f St u d y by WILLIAM LEE RICHARDSON S u b m i t t e d t o t h e O f f i c e o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s o f Texas A&M U n i v e r s i t y i n p a r t i... a l f u l f i l l m e n t o f t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r t h e de g r e e o f DOCTOR OF EDUCATION December 1990 M a j o r S u b j e c t : I n d u s t r i a l E d u c a t i o n A THIRTY-TWO CLOCK HOUR DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSROOM...

  1. Characterization of feedback Nash equilibria for multi-channel systems via a set of non-fragile

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Characterization of feedback Nash equilibria for multi-channel systems via a set of non in Intelligent Systems #12;Characterization of feedback Nash equilibria for multi-channel systems via a set. In such a framework, we char- acterize the feedback Nash equilibria over an infinite-time horizon via a set of non

  2. Optimal design of feedback coils for the control of external modes in tokamaks R. Fitzpatrick and E. P. Yu

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    Fitzpatrick, Richard

    Optimal design of feedback coils for the control of external modes in tokamaks R. Fitzpatrick and E output feedback control of resistive wall modes in tokamaks Phys. Plasmas 13, 092508 (2006); 10.1063/1.2355451 Adaptive optimal stochastic state feedback control of resistive wall modes in tokamaks Phys. Plasmas 13

  3. A Lower Bound on the Feedback Capacity of Finite-State ISI Channels Shaohua Yang, Aleksandar Kavcic

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    Kavcic, Aleksandar

    A Lower Bound on the Feedback Capacity of Finite-State ISI Channels Shaohua Yang, Aleksandar Kavci on the feedback capacity of finite-state inter-symbol interference (ISI) channels. The transition probabilities as reported in [4]. Finite-state ISI channels are channels with memory. For channels with memory, feedback can

  4. ISIT 2003, Yokohama, Japan, June 29 July 4, 2003 Delayed Feedback Capacity of Finite-State Machine Channels

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    Kavcic, Aleksandar

    of a finite-state machine channel is Cfb = sup P I(X Y ), (2) where the supremum is over the Markov source, the delayed feedback capacity Cfb equals to the non-delayed feedback capacity ~Cfb of the channel ( ~Xt, ~St programming algo- rithms [1]. Let C be the channel capacity without feedback, then C = lim Cfb and C

  5. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 26 JANUARY 2015 | DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2346 The remote impacts of climate feedbacks on

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    Frierson, Dargan

    transport (atmospheric and oceanic). In physical terms, a positive-feedback region is less efficient feedbacks aggregate into a regional and global climate response. Here we present a simple, moist energy GCMs. For the zonal-mean net feedback (measured in W m-2 K-1 , see equation (1)), the spread among 12

  6. Authorization and Driving History Form The following information will be retained on file by all agencies on their drivers authorized to operate a

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    agencies on their drivers authorized to operate a State vehicle, or a private vehicle for state purposes ___________________________________________ Position: Staff_____ Faculty_____ Student_____ Is employee's primary purpose to drive vehicles? Yes_____ No/her private vehicle in the course and scope of employment? Yes_____ No_____ Date of last Driver Training

  7. Combined image and genomic analysis of high-grade serous ovarian cancer reveals PTEN loss as a common driver event and prognostic classifier

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    Martins, Filipe C.; de Santiago, Ines; Trinh, Anne; Xian, Jian; Guo, Anne; Sayal, Karen; Jimenez-Linan, Mercedes; Deen, Suha; Driver, Kristy; Mack, Marie; Aslop, Jennifer; Pharoah, Paul D. P.; Markowetz, Florian; Brenton, James D.

    2014-12-17

    TP53 and BRCA1/2 mutations are the main drivers in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC). We hypothesise that combining tissue phenotypes from image analysis of tumour sections with genomic profiles could reveal other significant driver events...

  8. 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

    2011-09-01

    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.

  9. Feedback control of inertial microfluidics using axial control forces

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    Christopher Prohm; Holger Stark

    2014-02-03

    Inertial microfluidics is a promising tool for many lab-on-a-chip applications. Particles in channel flows with Reynolds numbers above one undergo cross-streamline migration to a discrete set of equilibrium positions in square and rectangular channel cross sections. This effect has been used extensively for particle sorting and the analysis of particle properties. Using the lattice Boltzmann method, we determine equilibrium positions in square and rectangular cross sections and classify their types of stability for different Reynolds numbers, particle sizes, and channel aspect ratios. Our findings thereby help to design microfluidic channels for particle sorting. Furthermore, we demonstrate how an axial control force, which slows down the particles, shifts the stable equilibrium position towards the channel center. Ultimately, the particles then stay on the centerline for forces exceeding a threshold value. This effect is sensitive to particle size and channel Reynolds number and therefore suggests an efficient method for particle separation. In combination with a hysteretic feedback scheme, we can even increase particle throughput.

  10. Pulsed klystrons with feedback controlled mod-anode modulators

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    Reass, William A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Baca, David M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jerry, Davis L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rees, Daniel E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes a fast rise and fall, totem-pole mod-anode modulators for klystron application. Details of these systems as recently installed utilizing a beam switch tube ''on-deck'' and a planar triode ''off-deck'' in a grid-catch feedback regulated configuration will be provided. The grid-catch configuration regulates the klystron mod-anode voltage at a specified set-point during switching as well as providing a control mechanism that flat-top regulates the klystron beam current during the pulse. This flat-topped klystron beam current is maintained while the capacitor bank droops. In addition, we will review more modern on-deck designs using a high gain, high voltage planar triode as a regulating and switching element. These designs are being developed, tested, and implemented for the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator refurbishment project, ''LANSCE-R''. An advantage of the planar triode is that the tube can be directly operated with solid state linear components and provides for a very compact design. The tubes are inexpensive compared to stacked semiconductor switching assemblies and also provide a linear control capability. Details of these designs are provided as well as operational and developmental results.

  11. Stabilising falling liquid film flows using feedback control

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    Thompson, Alice B; Pavliotis, Grigorios A; Papageorgiou, Demetrios T

    2015-01-01

    The flow of a fluid layer with one interface exposed to the air and the other an inclined planar wall becomes unstable due to inertial effects when the fluid layer is sufficiently thick or the slope sufficiently steep. This free surface flow of a single fluid layer has industrial applications including coating and heat transfer, which benefit from smooth and wavy interfaces, respectively. Here we discuss how the dynamics of the system are altered by introducing deliberately spatially-varying or time-dependent perturbations via the injection and suction of fluid through the wall. We find that injection and suction is a remarkably effective control mechanism: the controls can be used to drive the system towards arbitrary steady states and travelling waves, and the qualitative effects are independent of the details of the flow modelling. Furthermore, the system can still be successfully controlled even if the feedback must be applied via a set of localised actuators, and only a small number of system observation...

  12. Simulations of Pregalactic Structure Formation with Radiative Feedback

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    Marie E. Machacek; Greg L. Bryan; Tom Abel

    2000-07-14

    We present results from three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations of the high redshift collapse of pregalactic clouds including feedback effects from a soft H2 photodissociating UV radiation field. The simulations use an Eulerian adaptive mesh refinement technique to follow the nonequilibrium chemistry of nine chemical species with cosmological initial conditions drawn from a popular Lambda-dominated cold dark matter model. The results confirm that the soft UV background can delay the cooling and collapse of small halos (~10^6 Msun). For reasonable values of the photo-dissociating flux, the H2 fraction is in equilibrium throughout most of the objects we simulate. We determine the mass threshold for collapse for a range of soft-UV fluxes and also derive a simple analytic expression. Continuing the simulations beyond the point of initial collapse demonstrates that the fraction of gas which can cool depends mostly on the virial mass of the halo and the amount of soft-UV flux, with remarkably little scatter. We parameterize this relation, for use in semi-analytic models.

  13. The unstable CO2 feedback cycle on ocean planets

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    Kitzmann, D; Godolt, M; Grenfell, J L; Heng, K; Patzer, A B C; Rauer, H; Stracke, B; von Paris, P

    2015-01-01

    Ocean planets are volatile rich planets, not present in our Solar System, which are thought to be dominated by deep, global oceans. This results in the formation of high-pressure water ice, separating the planetary crust from the liquid ocean and, thus, also from the atmosphere. Therefore, instead of a carbonate-silicate cycle like on the Earth, the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is governed by the capability of the ocean to dissolve carbon dioxide (CO2). In our study, we focus on the CO2 cycle between the atmosphere and the ocean which determines the atmospheric CO2 content. The atmospheric amount of CO2 is a fundamental quantity for assessing the potential habitability of the planet's surface because of its strong greenhouse effect, which determines the planetary surface temperature to a large degree. In contrast to the stabilising carbonate-silicate cycle regulating the long-term CO2 inventory of the Earth atmosphere, we find that the CO2 cycle feedback on ocean planets is negative and has strong...

  14. Laser-seeded modulation instability in a proton driver plasma wakefield accelerator

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    Siemon, Carl; Khudik, Vladimir; Austin Yi, S.; Shvets, Gennady; Pukhov, Alexander

    2013-10-15

    A new method for initiating the modulation instability (MI) of a proton beam in a proton driver plasma wakefield accelerator using a short laser pulse preceding the beam is presented. A diffracting laser pulse is used to produce a plasma wave that provides a seeding modulation of the proton bunch with the period equal to that of the plasma wave. Using the envelope description of the proton beam, this method of seeding the MI is analytically compared with the earlier suggested seeding technique that involves an abrupt truncation of the proton bunch. The full kinetic simulation of a realistic proton bunch is used to validate the analytic results. It is further used to demonstrate that a plasma density ramp placed in the early stages of the laser-seeded MI leads to its stabilization, resulting in sustained accelerating electric fields (of order several hundred MV/m) over long propagation distances (?100–1000 m)

  15. HIGH-POWER FFAG-BASED HEAVY-ION AND PROTON DRIVERS

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    RUGGIERO,A.

    2007-10-01

    Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient (FFAG) accelerators are being proposed as an alternative to Super-conducting Linacs (SCL), Rapid-Cycling Synchrotrons (RCS) and Cyclotrons for the acceleration of very intense Heavy-Ion and Proton beams in the medium energy range. One application is the acceleration of ions of Uranium-238 to an energy of 400 MeV/u, and the average power of 400 kWatt, and the other a 1-GeV Proton Driver with an average beam power of 10 MWatt. One or two FFAG rings are needed for acceleration of both beams. They adopt a Non-Scaling Lattice (NSL) to reduce the size and the cost of the accelerator. The continuous wave (CW) mode of operation is achieved with the method of Harmonic Number Jump (HNJ).

  16. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA, VOL. X, NO. X, APRIL 2012 1 Modeling of Driver Behavior in Real World

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    Busso, Carlos

    (NHTSA) indicated that over 25% of police- reported crashes involved inattentive drivers [1]. The 100-car are in a moving vehicle, they are This work was done when the authors were with Department of Electrical of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 75080 USA E-mail: busso

  17. Data-Driven Probabilistic Modeling and Verification of Human Driver Behavior D. Sadigh, K. Driggs-Campbell, A. Puggelli,

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    Seshia, Sanjit A.

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA Introduction The problem of modeling driver behavior in cars has long been studied, due to its relevance to reduce the number of car fatalities (Cacciabue 2007). In particular, one of the major focuses

  18. TrafficView: A Driver Assistant Device for Traffic Monitoring based on Car-to-Car Communication

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    Iftode, Liviu

    TrafficView: A Driver Assistant Device for Traffic Monitoring based on Car-to-Car Communication an intelligent transportation system, a common platform for inter-vehicle communication is needed. This platform, Directions, etc. Slide bar for areas infront or behind you Your car Other cars Fig. 1. Example of Traffic

  19. CarSafe: A Driver Safety App that Detects Dangerous Driving Behavior using Dual-Cameras on Smartphones

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    Campbell, Andrew T.

    , Lorenzo Torresani1 , and Andrew T. Campbell1 Dartmouth College1 , Autonomous National University of Mexico the safety extras? Several research projects have designed vision-based algorithms to detect drowsiness (us classification pipelines at the right time. The front camera pipeline tracks the driver's head pose and direction

  20. Brazil’s Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will Shape Investments in the Long Term?

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    Breakout Session 3C—Fostering Technology Adoption III: International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy Brazil’s Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will Shape Investments in the Long Term? Artur Milanez, Manager of Biofuels Department, Brazilian Development Bank

  1. Passive intrinsic-linewidth narrowing of ultraviolet extended-cavity diode laser by weak optical feedback

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    Samutpraphoot, Polnop

    We present a simple method for narrowing the intrinsic Lorentzian linewidth of a commercial ultraviolet grating extended-cavity diode laser (TOPTICA DL Pro) using weak optical feedback from a long external cavity. We achieve ...

  2. GALACTIC ANGULAR MOMENTUM IN THE ILLUSTRIS SIMULATION: FEEDBACK AND THE HUBBLE SEQUENCE

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    Genel, Shy

    We study the stellar angular momentum of thousands of galaxies in the Illustris cosmological simulation, which captures gravitational and gas dynamics within galaxies, as well as feedback from stars and black holes. We ...

  3. You must be creative! The effect of performance feedback on intrinsic motivation and creativity 

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    Benzer, Justin Kane

    2009-05-15

    that interest is not a valid proxy for intrinsic motivation in within-subjects designs. Future studies should test the proposition that feedback affects intrinsic motivation, which in turn affects creative performance, and creative performance affects interest....

  4. A Positive Feedback Synapse from Retinal Horizontal Cells to Cone Photoreceptors

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    Alford, Simon

    an inhibitory synapse. Here we report that HCs also transmit to cone terminals a positive feedback signal cell; IPL, inner plexiform layer; mEPSC, miniature excitatory postsynaptic current; NO, nitric oxide

  5. Conversational Modifications and Feedback in NS-NS and NS-NNS Children's Interactions 

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    Dolan Geraghty, Kathleen

    This study investigates task and interlocutor effects on feedback in children's interaction. Children were assigned to NS-NS (n=6 pairs) and NS-NNS (n=7 pairs) pairs and engaged in two tasks with their partner: (a) an ...

  6. Feedback" An Article for Smart Grid News The Smart Grid Transition...

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    Sharing Smart Grid Experiences through Performance Feedback" An Article for Smart Grid News The Smart Grid Transition-Getting Started We are on the ground floor of a Smart Grid...

  7. Network coding, multi-packet reception, and feedback : design tools for wireless broadcast networks

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    Rezaee, Arman

    2011-01-01

    In this thesis, we address the combination of three technologies in wireless broadcast networks: network coding, multi-packet reception (MPR) and feedback. We will primarily discuss the performance of a single-hop network, ...

  8. A Feedback-based Adaptive Broadcast Coding Scheme for Reducing In-order Delivery Delay

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    Medard, Muriel

    We propose a new feedback-based adaptive coding scheme for a packet erasure broadcast channel. The main performance metric of interest is the delay. We consider two types of delay - decoding delay and delivery delay. ...

  9. Coordination of Voltage and Frequency Feedback in Load-Frequency Control Capability of Wind Turbine

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    Silva, Filipe Faria Da

    Coordination of Voltage and Frequency Feedback in Load-Frequency Control Capability of Wind Turbine-Frequency Control (LFC) is gradually shifted to Variable Speed Wind Turbines (VSWTs). In order to equip VSWT

  10. Performing temperature feedback controlled tissue photo-coagulation using magnetic resonance thermometry 

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    Sampath, Smita

    1999-01-01

    controlled photo-coagulation using magnetic resonance imaging as the non-invasive means of temperature feedback. The desired coagulation depth was controlled at a constant temperature of 40 degrees for different amounts of time and the actual coagulation...

  11. ENOC 2008, Saint Petersburg, Russia, June, 30July, 4 2008 TIME-DELAYED FEEDBACK CONTROL

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    Fiedler, Bernold

    ENOC 2008, Saint Petersburg, Russia, June, 30­July, 4 2008 TIME-DELAYED FEEDBACK CONTROL and Socolar, 2001; Pyra- gas, Pyragas and Benner, 2004; Pyragas and Pyragas, 2006]. We have refuted

  12. Development of an isolated flyback converter employing boundary-mode operation and magnetic flux sensing feedback

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    Kenia, Mayur V. (Mayur Vasant), 1981-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the marriage of magnetic-flux-sensing feedback and boundary-mode operation in a flyback converter to create a simple, small, low-cost, isolated, and tightly regulated power supply. Although each ...

  13. Evaluation of Force Feedback Requirements for Minimally Invasive Lung Tumour Localization

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    Naish, Michael D.

    Evaluation of Force Feedback Requirements for Minimally Invasive Lung Tumour Localization Greig L describes experiments that were conducted on ex-vivo porcine lung, using artificial tumours, to elucidate

  14. Participant/assessor personality characteristics that influence feedback acceptance in developmental assessment centers 

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    Bell, Suzanne Tamara

    2001-01-01

    The objective of the present study was to determine whether specified factors influenced the acceptance of feedback by participants (N = 113) in an operational developmental assessment center. Specifically, the relationship between participants...

  15. Approximation Algorithms for the Feedback Vertex Set Problem with Applications to

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    Roth, Ronny

    , so called blackout vertices, is not allowed to participate in any feedback vertex set. It is shown. An application in the area of Bayesian inference of graphs with blackout vertices is also presented

  16. Permafrost degradation and methane: low risk of biogeochemical climate-warming feedback

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    Gao, Xiang

    Climate change and permafrost thaw have been suggested to increase high latitude methane emissions that could potentially represent a strong feedback to the climate system. Using an integrated earth-system model framework, ...

  17. An investigation of the performance feedback process using a self-appraisal 

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    DeGregorio, Marybeth

    1985-01-01

    Problems with Supervisory Feedback. Self-Appraisal and Performance Feedback 16 Disadvantages of the self-appraisal 17 The Interactive Approach. The interactive advantage. 19 20 HYPOTHESES. 22 METHOD. 25 Subjects. Performance Task Design... helpful constructive atmosphere along with high levels of employee participation and mutual goal-setting affected satisfaction with the interview, motivation to improve performance and actual performance improvements. A more detailed investigation...

  18. On-line optical flow feedback for mobile robot localization/navigation 

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    Sorensen, David Kristin

    2004-09-30

    ON-LINE OPTICAL FLOW FEEDBACK FOR MOBILE ROBOT LOCALIZATION/NAVIGATION A Thesis by DAVID KRISTIN SORENSEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 2003 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering ON-LINE OPTICAL FLOW FEEDBACK FOR MOBILE ROBOT LOCALIZATION/NAVIGATION A Thesis by DAVID KRISTIN SORENSEN Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  19. Modification of {Delta}{sup Prime} by magnetic feedback and kinetic effects

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    Liu Yueqiang; Hastie, R. J.; Hender, T. C. [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

    2012-09-15

    Two possible ways of modifying the linear tearing mode index, by active magnetic feedback and by drift kinetic effects of deeply trapped particles, are analytically investigated. Magnetic feedback schemes, studied in this work, are found generally stabilizing for {Delta}{sup Prime }. The drift kinetic effects from both thermal particles and hot ions tend to reduce the power of the large solution from the outer region. This generally leads to a destabilization of {Delta} Prime for the toroidal analytic equilibria considered here.

  20. Poisoned Feedback: The Impact of Malicious Users in Closed-Loop Multiuser MIMO Systems

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    Mukherjee, Amitav

    2010-01-01

    Accurate channel state information (CSI) at the transmitter is critical for maximizing spectral efficiency on the downlink of multi-antenna networks. In this work we analyze a novel form of physical layer attacks on such closed-loop wireless networks. Specifically, this paper considers the impact of deliberately inaccurate feedback by malicious users in a multiuser multicast system. Numerical results demonstrate the significant degradation in performance of closed-loop transmission schemes due to intentional feedback of false CSI by adversarial users.

  1. Terrestrial biogeochemical feedbacks in the climate system: from past to future

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    Arneth, A.; Harrison, S. P.; Zaehle, S.; Tsigaridis, K; Menon, S; Bartlein, P.J.; Feichter, J; Korhola, A; Kulmala, M; O'Donnell, D; Schurgers, G; Sorvari, S; Vesala, T

    2010-01-05

    The terrestrial biosphere plays a major role in the regulation of atmospheric composition, and hence climate, through multiple interlinked biogeochemical cycles (BGC). Ice-core and other palaeoenvironmental records show a fast response of vegetation cover and exchanges with the atmosphere to past climate change, although the phasing of these responses reflects spatial patterning and complex interactions between individual biospheric feedbacks. Modern observations show a similar responsiveness of terrestrial biogeochemical cycles to anthropogenically-forced climate changes and air pollution, with equally complex feedbacks. For future conditions, although carbon cycle-climate interactions have been a major focus, other BGC feedbacks could be as important in modulating climate changes. The additional radiative forcing from terrestrial BGC feedbacks other than those conventionally attributed to the carbon cycle is in the range of 0.6 to 1.6 Wm{sup -2}; all taken together we estimate a possible maximum of around 3 Wm{sup -2} towards the end of the 21st century. There are large uncertainties associated with these estimates but, given that the majority of BGC feedbacks result in a positive forcing because of the fundamental link between metabolic stimulation and increasing temperature, improved quantification of these feedbacks and their incorporation in earth system models is necessary in order to develop coherent plans to manage ecosystems for climate mitigation.

  2. Dynamic control of rotating stall in axial flow compressors using aeromechanical feedback

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    Gysling, D.L.; Greitzer, E.M.

    1995-07-01

    Dynamic control of rotating stall in an axial flow compressor has been implemented using aeromechanical feedback. The control strategy developed used an array of wall jets, upstream of a single-stage compressor, which were regulated by locally reacting reed valves. These reed valves responded to the small-amplitude flow-field pressure perturbations that precede rotating stall. The valve design was such that the combined system, compressor plus reed valve controller, was stable under operating conditions that had been unstable without feedback. A 10 percent decrease in the stalling flow coefficient was obtained using the control strategy, and the extension of stall flow range was achieved with no measurable change in the steady-state performance of the compression system. The experiments demonstrate the first use of aeromechanical feedback to extend the stable operating range of an axial flow compressor, and the first use of local feedback and dynamic compensation techniques to suppress rotating stall. The design of the experiment was based on a two-dimensional stall inception model, which incorporated the effect of the aeromechanical feedback. The physical mechanism for rotating stall in axial flow compressors was examined with focus on the role of dynamic feedback in stabilizing compression system instability. As predicted and experimentally demonstrated, the effectiveness of the aeromechanical control strategy depends on a set of nondimensional control parameters that determine the interaction of the control strategy and the rotating stall dynamics.

  3. Thermal Balance in the Intracluster Medium: Is AGN Feedback Necessary?

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    Charlie Conroy; Jeremiah P. Ostriker

    2008-03-10

    A variety of physical heating mechanisms are combined with radiative cooling to explore, via one dimensional hydrodynamic simulations, the expected thermal properties of the intracluster medium (ICM) in the context of the cooling flow problem. Energy injection from type Ia supernovae, thermal conduction, and dynamical friction (DF) from orbiting satellite galaxies are considered. The novel feature of this work is the exploration of a wide range of efficiencies of each heating process. While the latter two can provide a substantial amount of energy, neither mechanism operating alone can produce nor maintain an ICM in thermal balance over cosmological timescales, in stark contrast with observations. For simulated clusters with initially isothermal temperature profiles, both mechanisms acting in combination result in long-term thermal balance for a range of ICM temperatures and for central electron densities less than n_e~0.02 cm^-3; at greater densities catastrophic cooling invariably occurs. Furthermore, these heating mechanisms can neither produce nor maintain clusters with a declining temperature profile in the central regions, implying that the observed "cooling-core'' clusters, which have such declining temperature profiles, cannot be maintained with these mechanisms alone. Thus, while there appears to be an abundant supply of energy capable of heating the ICM in clusters, it is extremely difficult for the energy deposition to occur in such a way that the ICM remains in thermal balance over cosmological time-scales. These results strongly suggest that a more dynamic heating process such as feedback from a central black hole is required to generate the properties of observed intracluster media. (ABRIDGED)

  4. Galaxy Formation: CDM, Feedback and the Hubble Sequence

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    Jesper Sommer-Larsen; Martin Gotz; Laura Portinari

    2003-10-15

    TreeSPH simulations of galaxy formation in a LCDM cosmology, with star formation, energetic stellar feedback and a meta-galactic UV field have been performed, resulting in realistic disk, S0 and E galaxies at z=0. The disk galaxies are deficient in angular momentum by only about a factor of two compared to observations for runs where fairly strong star-bursts in early, proto-galactic clouds lead to "blow-away" of the remaining gas. The surface density profiles of the stellar disks are approximately exponential and those of the bulges range from exponential to r^(1/4). B/D ratios and integrated B-V colours are consistent with observations. The observed I-band TF relation can be matched with M/L_I ~ 0.8, in fair agreement with recent determinations. The (E/S0)s have approximately r^(1/4) profiles, non disk-like kinematics and are flattened due to non-isotropic stellar velocity distributions. We predict hot halo gas to cool out and accrete onto the Galactic disk at 0.5-1 Msun/yr at z=0, consistent with upper limits from FUSE observations of O VI. We analyzed two Milky Way-sized galaxies and find accretion rates, and X-ray halo luminosities, 6-7 times larger at z=1 than at z=0. The gas infall declines nearly exponentially with time, supporting the approximation often used in chemical evolution models. The infall time-scales are comparable to what is used to solve the "G-dwarf problem". One disk forms "inside-out", the other "outside-in". For both, the mean stellar ages in the outskirts agree with findings for the disk of M31. The amount of hot gas in disk galaxy haloes is consistent with observational upper limits, as are dispersion measures to pulsars in the globular cluster M53 and the LMC, which were "inserted" in the disk galaxy haloes.

  5. On the Utility of Antiprotons as Drivers for Inertial Confinement Fusion

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    Perkins, L J; Orth, C D; Tabak, M

    2003-10-20

    By contrast to the large mass, complexity and recirculating power of conventional drivers for inertial confinement fusion (ICF), antiproton annihilation offers a specific energy of 90MJ/{micro}g and thus a unique form of energy packaging and delivery. In principle, antiproton drivers could provide a profound reduction in system mass for advanced space propulsion by ICF. We examine the physics underlying the use of antiprotons ({bar p}) to drive various classes of high-yield ICF targets by the methods of volumetric ignition, hotspot ignition and fast ignition. The useable fraction of annihilation deposition energy is determined for both {bar p}-driven ablative compression and {bar p}-driven fast ignition, in association with 0-D and 1-D target burn models. Thereby, we deduce scaling laws for the number of injected antiprotons required per capsule, together with timing and focal spot requirements. The kinetic energy of the injected antiproton beam required to penetrate to the desired annihilation point is always small relative to the deposited annihilation energy. We show that heavy metal seeding of the fuel and/or ablator is required to optimize local deposition of annihilation energy and determine that a minimum of {approx}3x10{sup 15} injected antiprotons will be required to achieve high yield (several hundred megajoules) in any target configuration. Target gains - i.e., fusion yields divided by the available p - {bar p} annihilation energy from the injected antiprotons (1.88GeV/{bar p}) - range from {approx}3 for volumetric ignition targets to {approx}600 for fast ignition targets. Antiproton-driven ICF is a speculative concept, and the handling of antiprotons and their required injection precision - temporally and spatially - will present significant technical challenges. The storage and manipulation of low-energy antiprotons, particularly in the form of antihydrogen, is a science in its infancy and a large scale-up of antiproton production over present supply methods would be required to embark on a serious R&D program for this application.

  6. Commissioning of FPGA-based Transverse and Longitudinal Bunch-by-Bunch Feedback System for the TLS

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    Hu, K. H.; Kuo, C. H.; Lau, W. K.; Yeh, M. S.; Hsu, S. Y.; Chou, P. J.; Wang, M. H.; Lee, Demi; Chen, Jenny; Wang, C. J.; Hsu, K. T. [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China); Kobayashi, K.; Nakamura, T. [JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo (Japan); Dehler, M. [Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland)

    2006-11-20

    Multi-bunch instabilities deteriorate beam quality, increasing beam emittance, or even causing beam loss in the synchrotron light source. The feedback system is essential to suppress multi-bunch instabilities caused by the impedances of beam ducts, and trapped ions. A new FPGA based transverse and longitudinal bunch-by-bunch feedback system have been commissioned at the Taiwan Light Source recently, A single feedback loop is used to simultaneously suppress the horizontal and the vertical multi-bunch instabilities. Longitudinal instabilities caused by cavity-like structures are suppressed by the longitudinal feedback loop. The same FPGA processor is employed in the transverse feedback and the longitudinal feedback system respectively. Diagnostic memory is included in the system to capture the bunch oscillation signal, which supports various studies.

  7. Feedback Regulated Turbulence, Magnetic Fields, and Star Formation Rates in Galactic Disks

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    Kim, Chang-Goo

    2015-01-01

    We use three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations to investigate the quasi-equilibrium states of galactic disks regulated by star formation feedback. We incorporate effects from massive-star feedback via time-varying heating rates and supernova (SN) explosions. We find that the disks in our simulations rapidly approach a quasi-steady state that satisfies vertical dynamical equilibrium. The star formation rate (SFR) surface density self-adjusts to provide the total momentum flux (pressure) in the vertical direction that matches the weight of the gas. We quantify feedback efficiency by measuring feedback yields, \\eta_c\\equiv P_c/\\Sigma_SFR (in suitable units), for each pressure component. The turbulent and thermal feedback yields are the same for HD and MHD simulations, \\eta_th~1 and \\eta_ turb~4, consistent with the theoretical expectations. In MHD simulations, turbulent magnetic fields are rapidly generated by turbulence, and saturate at a level corresponding to \\eta_mag,t~1. The presence of magn...

  8. COMMISSIONING OF THE DIGITAL TRANSVERSE BUNCH-BY-BUNCH FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR THE TLS.

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    HU, K.H.; KUO, C.H.; CHOU, P.J.; LEE, D.; HSU, S.Y.; CHEN, J.; WANG, C.J.; HSU, K.T.; KOBAYASHI, K.; NAKAMURA, T.; CHAO, A.W.; WENG, W.T.

    2006-06-26

    Multi-bunch instabilities degrade beam quality through increased beam emittance, energy spread and even beam loss. Feedback systems are used to suppress multi-bunch instabilities associated with the resistive wall of the beam ducts, cavity-like structures, and trapped ions. A new digital transverse bunch-by-bunch feedback system has recently been commissioned at the Taiwan Light Source, and has replaced the previous analog system. The new system has the advantages that it enlarges the tune acceptance and improves damping for transverse instability at high currents, such that top-up operation is achieved. After a coupled-bunch transverse instability was suppressed, more than 350 mA was successfully stored during preliminary commissioning. In this new system, a single feedback loop simultaneously suppresses both horizontal and vertical multi-bunch instabilities. Investigating the characteristics of the feedback loop and further improving the system performances are the next short-term goals. The feedback system employs the latest generation of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processor to process bunch signals. Memory has been installed to capture up to 250 msec of bunch oscillation signal, considering system diagnostics suitable to support various beam physics studies.

  9. Enhancement of mobility in an interacting colloidal system under feedback control

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    Robert Gernert; Sabine H. L. Klapp

    2015-06-05

    Feedback control schemes are a promising way to manipulate transport properties of driven colloidal suspensions. In the present article we suggest a feedback scheme to enhance the collective transport of colloidal particles with repulsive interactions through a one-dimensional tilted washboard potential. The control is modelled by a harmonic confining potential, mimicking an optical "trap", with the center of this trap moving with the (instantaneous) mean particle position. Our theoretical analysis is based on the Smoluchowski equation combined with Dynamical Density Functional Theory (DDFT) for systems with hard-core or ultra-soft (Gaussian) interactions. For either type of interaction we find that the feedback control can lead to an enhancement of the mobility by several orders of magnitude relative to the uncontrolled case. The largest effects occur for intermediate stiffness of the trap and large particle numbers. Moreover, in some regions of the parameter space the feedback control induces oscillations of the mean velocity. Finally, we show that the enhancement of mobility is robust against a small time delay in implementing the feedback control.

  10. Studies Of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation And Longitudinal Space Charge In The Jefferson Lab FEL Driver

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    Tennant, Christopher D.; Douglas, David R.; Li, Rui; Tsai, C.-Y.

    2014-12-01

    The Jefferson Laboratory IR FEL Driver provides an ideal test bed for studying a variety of beam dynamical effects. Recent studies focused on characterizing the impact of coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) with the goal of benchmarking measurements with simulation. Following measurements to characterize the beam, we quantitatively characterized energy extraction via CSR by measuring beam position at a dispersed location as a function of bunch compression. In addition to operating with the beam on the rising part of the linac RF waveform, measurements were also made while accelerating on the falling part. For each, the full compression point was moved along the backleg of the machine and the response of the beam (distribution, extracted energy) measured. Initial results of start-to-end simulations using a 1D CSR algorithm show remarkably good agreement with measurements. A subsequent experiment established lasing with the beam accelerated on the falling side of the RF waveform in conjunction with positive momentum compaction (R56) to compress the bunch. The success of this experiment motivated the design of a modified CEBAF-style arc with control of CSR and microbunching effects.

  11. Performance of the accelerator driver of Jefferson Laboratory's free-electron laser

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    Bohn, C.L.; Benson, S.; Biallas, G.

    1999-04-01

    The driver of Jefferson Lab's kW-level infrared free-electron laser (FEL) is a superconducting, recirculating accelerator that recovers about 75% of the electron-beam power and converts it to radiofrequency power. In achieving first lasing, the accelerator operated straight-ahead to deliver 38 MeV, 1.1 mA cw current through the wiggler for lasing at wavelengths in the vicinity of 5 {mu}m. Just prior to first lasing, measured rms beam properties at the wiggler were 7.5{+-}1.5 mm-mr normalized transverse emittance, 26{+-}7 keV-deg longitudinal emittance, and 0.4{+-}0.1 ps bunch length which yielded a peak current of 60{+-}15A. The waste beam was then sent directly to a dump, bypassing the recirculation loop. Stable operation at up to 311 W cw was achieved in this mode. Commissioning the recirculation loop then proceeded. As of this Conference, the machine has recirculated cw average current up to 4 mA, and has lased cw with energy recover up to 710 W.

  12. Low impedance z-pinch drivers without post-hole convolute current adders.

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    Savage, Mark Edward; Seidel, David Bruce; Mendel, Clifford Will, Jr.

    2009-09-01

    Present-day pulsed-power systems operating in the terawatt regime typically use post-hole convolute current adders to operate at sufficiently low impedance. These adders necessarily involve magnetic nulls that connect the positive and negative electrodes. The resultant loss of magnetic insulation results in electron losses in the vicinity of the nulls that can severely limit the efficiency of the delivery of the system's energy to a load. In this report, we describe an alternate transformer-based approach to obtaining low impedance. The transformer consists of coils whose windings are in parallel rather than in series, and does not suffer from the presence of magnetic nulls. By varying the pitch of the coils windings, the current multiplication ratio can be varied, leading to a more versatile driver. The coupling efficiency of the transformer, its behavior in the presence of electron flow, and its mechanical strength are issues that need to be addressed to evaluate the potential of transformer-based current multiplication as a viable alternative to conventional current adder technology.

  13. The high current, fast, 100ns, Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) developmental project at Sandia National Laboratories.

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    Ward, Kevin S.; Long, Finis W.; Sinebryukhov, Vadim A. (High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia); Kim, Alexandre A. (High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, RUSSIA); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); McKee, G. Randall; Woodworth, Joseph Ray; McDaniel, Dillon Heirman; Fowler, William E.; Mazarakis, Michael Gerrassimos; Porter, John Larry, Jr.; Struve, Kenneth William; Stygar, William A.; LeChien, Keith R.; Matzen, Maurice Keith

    2010-04-01

    Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., USA, in collaboration with the High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia, is developing a new paradigm in pulsed power technology: the Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) technology. This technological approach can provide very compact devices that can deliver very fast high current and high voltage pulses straight out of the cavity with out any complicated pulse forming and pulse compression network. Through multistage inductively insulated voltage adders, the output pulse, increased in voltage amplitude, can be applied directly to the load. The load may be a vacuum electron diode, a z-pinch wire array, a gas puff, a liner, an isentropic compression load (ICE) to study material behavior under very high magnetic fields, or a fusion energy (IFE) target. This is because the output pulse rise time and width can be easily tailored to the specific application needs. In this paper we briefly summarize the developmental work done in Sandia and HCEI during the last few years, and describe our new MYKONOS Sandia High Current LTD Laboratory.

  14. Biennial Workshop on DSP for In-Vehicle Systems, Kiel, Germany, 2011 Assessment of driver's distraction using perceptual evaluations, self assessments

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    Busso, Carlos

    platform ­ a car equipped with multiple nonintrusive sensors [1, 9]. Following the de- finition provided causes of car accidents is drivers that become distracted by secondary tasks. There is a growing concern-in car ra

  15. Carbon-nitrogen interactions regulate climate-carbon cycle feedbacks: results from an atmosphere-ocean general circulation model

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    2009-01-01

    2009 P. E. Thornton et al. : Carbon-nitrogen interactionsregulate climate-carbon cycle feedbacks Monfray, P. ,T. H. : A global ocean carbon climatology: Results from

  16. Feasibility of developing a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research: Design specifications. Volume 3

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    Carter, R.J.; Barickman, F.S.

    1998-01-01

    A two-phase, multi-year research program entitled ``development of a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research was recently completed. The primary objective of the project was to develop a portable data acquisition system for crash avoidance research (DASCAR) that will allow driver performance data to be collected using a large variety of vehicle types and that would be capable of being installed on a given vehicle type within a relatively short-time frame. During Phase 1 a feasibility study for designing and fabricating DASCAR was conducted. In phase 2 of the research DASCAR was actually developed and validated. This technical memorandum documents the results from the feasibility study. It is subdivided into three volumes. Volume one addresses the last five items in the phase 1 research and the first issue in the second phase of the project. Volume 2 presents the related appendices. Volume three (this report) displays the design specifications developed for DASCAR during the ``develop design requirements and specifications for a portable driver performance data acquisition system`` task. Design specifications were assembled for each DASCAR element. The specifications were prepared in sufficient detail to allow a third party to use them to design, develop, procure, and subsequently construct the data acquisition system. This report also covers the background to the program.

  17. Assessing Energy Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Significance of Daily Distance Variation over Time and Among Drivers

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    Accurate assessment of the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on petroleum and electricity consumption is a necessary step toward effective policies. Variations in daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) over time and among drivers affect PHEV energy impact, but the significance is not well understood. This paper uses a graphical illustration, a mathematical derivation, and an empirical study to examine the cause and significance of such an effect. The first two methods reveal that ignoring daily variation in VMT always causes underestimation of petroleum consumption and overestimation of electricity consumption by PHEVs; both biases increase as the assumed PHEV charge-depleting (CD) range moves closer to the average daily VMT. The empirical analysis based on national travel survey data shows that the assumption of uniform daily VMT over time and among drivers causes nearly 68% underestimation of expected petroleum use and nearly 48% overestimation of expected electricity use by PHEVs with a 40-mi CD range (PHEV40s). Also for PHEV40s, consideration of daily variation in VMT over time but not among drivers similar to the way the utility factor curve is derived in SAE Standard SAE J2841 causes underestimation of expected petroleum use by more than 24% and overestimation of expected electricity use by about 17%. Underestimation of petroleum use and overestimation of electricity use increase with larger-battery PHEVs.

  18. A wide bandgap silicon carbide (SiC) gate driver for high-temperature and high-voltage applications

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    Lamichhane, Ranjan [University of Arkansas; Ericson, Milton Nance [ORNL; Frank, Steven Shane [ORNL; BRITTONJr., CHARLES L. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Mantooth, Alan [University of Arkansas; Francis, Matt [APEI, Inc.; Shepherd, Dr. Paul [University of Arkansas; Glover, Dr. Michael [University of Arkansas; Podar, Mircea [ORNL; Perez, M [University of Arkansas; Mcnutt, Tyler [APEI, Inc.; Whitaker, Mr. Bret [APEI, Inc.; Cole, Mr. Zach [APEI, Inc.

    2014-01-01

    Limitations of silicon (Si) based power electronic devices can be overcome with Silicon Carbide (SiC) because of its remarkable material properties. SiC is a wide bandgap semiconductor material with larger bandgap, lower leakage currents, higher breakdown electric field, and higher thermal conductivity, which promotes higher switching frequencies for high power applications, higher temperature operation, and results in higher power density devices relative to Si [1]. The proposed work is focused on design of a SiC gate driver to drive a SiC power MOSFET, on a Cree SiC process, with rise/fall times (less than 100 ns) suitable for 500 kHz to 1 MHz switching frequency applications. A process optimized gate driver topology design which is significantly different from generic Si circuit design is proposed. The ultimate goal of the project is to integrate this gate driver into a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charger module. The application of this high frequency charger will result in lighter, smaller, cheaper, and a more efficient power electronics system.

  19. Global climate feedbacks: Conclusions and recommendations of the June 1990 BNL workshop

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    Manowitz, B.

    1990-08-01

    The issue of global change initiated by increases in the concentrations of CO{sub 2} and other greenhouse gases is a scientific issue with major policy implications. The best means to examine the response of the Earth's climate to prospective perturbations in radiative forcing caused by such changes, and to other industrial activities, is modeling, specifically by means of general circulation models (GCMs) of the Earth's atmosphere and of the coupled atmosphere-ocean system. The purpose of this workshop was to identify the feedbacks inherent in the Earth's climate that actually or potentially govern the system's response to perturbations, to identify gaps in knowledge that preclude the accurate representation of these feedbacks in models, and to identify research required to represent these feedbacks accurately in models.

  20. Observation of photo-thermal feed-back in a stable dual-carrier optical spring

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    David Kelley; James Lough; Fabian Mangaña-Sandoval; Antonio Perreca; Stefan W. Ballmer

    2015-09-04

    We report on the observation of photo-thermal feed-back in a stable dual-carrier optical spring. The optical spring is realized in a 7 cm Fabry-Perot cavity comprised of a suspended 0.4 g small end mirror and a heavy input coupler, illuminated by two optical fields. The frequency, damping and stability of the optical spring resonance can be tuned by adjusting the power and detuning of the two optical fields, allowing for a precise measurement of the absorption-induced photo-thermal feedback. The magnitude and frequency dependence of the observed photo-thermal effect are consistent with predicted corrections due to transverse thermal diffusion and coating structure. While the observed photo-thermal feed-back tends to destabilize the optical spring, we also propose a small coating modification that would change the sign of the effect, making a single-carrier stable optical spring possible.

  1. High Precision Tune and Coupling Feedback and Beam Transfer Function Measurements in RHIC

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    Minty, M.; Curcio, A.; Dawson, C.; Degen, C.; Luo, Y.; Marr, G.; Martin, B.; Marusic, A.; Mernick, K.; Oddo, P.; Russo, T.; Schoefer, V.; Schroeder, R.; Schultheiss, C.; Wilinski, M.

    2010-05-23

    Precision measurement and control of the betatron tunes and betatron coupling in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are required for establishing and maintaining both good operating conditions and, particularly during the ramp to high beam energies, high proton beam polarization. While the proof-of-principle for simultaneous tune and coupling feedback was successfully demonstrated earlier, routine application of these systems has only become possible recently. Following numerous modifications for improved measurement resolution and feedback control, the time required to establish full-energy beams with the betatron tunes and coupling regulated by feedback was reduced from several weeks to a few hours. A summary of these improvements, select measurements benefitting from the improved resolution and a review of system performance are the subject of this report.

  2. High precision tune and coupling measurements and tune/coupling feedback in RHIC

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    Minty, M.; Curcio, A.; Dawson, C.; Degen, C.; Luo, Y.; Marr, G.; Martin, B.; Marusic, A.; Mernick, K.; Oddo, P.; Russo, T.; Schoefer, V.; Schroeder, R.; Schulthiess, C.; Wilinski, M.

    2010-08-01

    Precision measurement and control of the betatron tunes and betatron coupling in RHIC are required for establishing and maintaining both good operating conditions and, particularly during the ramp to high beam energies, high proton beam polarization. While the proof-of-principle for simultaneous tune and coupling feedback was successfully demonstrated earlier, routine application of these systems has only become possible recently. Following numerous modifications for improved measurement resolution and feedback control, the time required to establish full-energy beams with the betatron tunes and coupling regulated by feedback was reduced from several weeks to a few hours. A summary of these improvements, select measurements benefitting from the improved resolution and a review of system performance are the subject of this report.

  3. Delayed feedback control of unstable steady states with high-frequency modulation of the delay

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    Aleksandar Gjurchinovski; Thomas Jüngling; Viktor Urumov; Eckehard Schöll

    2013-08-21

    We analyze the stabilization of unstable steady states by delayed feedback control with a periodic time-varying delay in the regime of a high-frequency modulation of the delay. The average effect of the delayed feedback term in the control force is equivalent to a distributed delay in the interval of the modulation, and the obtained distribution depends on the type of the modulation. In our analysis we use a simple generic normal form of an unstable focus, and investigate the effects of phase-dependent coupling and the influence of the control loop latency on the controllability. In addition, we have explored the influence of the modulation of the delays in multiple delay feedback schemes consisting of two independent delay lines of Pyragas type. A main advantage of the variable delay is the considerably larger domain of stabilization in parameter space.

  4. High-Gradient Tests of the Single-Cell SC Cavity with a Feedback Waveguide

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    Yakovlev, V.; Solyak, N.; Wu, G.; Ge, M.; Gonin, I.; Khabiboulline, T.; Ozelis, J.; Rowe, A. [Fermilab, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Avrakhov, P.; Kanareykin, A. [Euclid TechLabs, LLC, Solon, Ohio 44139 (United States); Rathke, J. [AES, Medford, NY 11763 (United States)

    2010-11-04

    Use of a superconducting (SC) traveling-wave accelerating (STWA) structure with a small phase advance per cell, rather than a standing-wave structure, may provide a significant increase in the accelerating gradient in the ILC linac [1]. For the same surface electric and magnetic fields, the STWA achieves an accelerating gradient 1.2 larger than TESLA-like standing-wave cavities. In addition, the STWA allows longer acceleration cavities, reducing the number of gaps between them. However, the STWA structure requires a SC feedback waveguide to return the few hundreds of MW of circulating RF power from the structure output to the structure input. A test single-cell cavity with feedback was designed and manufactured to demonstrate the possibility of proper processing to achieve a high accelerating gradient. The first results of high-gradient tests of a prototype 1.3 GHz single-cell cavity with feedback waveguide will be presented.

  5. Time-delayed feedback control of delay-coupled neurosystems and lasers

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    Philipp Hövel; Markus A. Dahlem; Thomas Dahms; Gerald Hiller; Eckehard Schöll

    2009-12-17

    We discuss applications of time-delayed feedback control to delay-coupled neural systems and lasers, in the framework of the FitzHugh-Nagumo neuron model and the Lang-Kobayashi laser model, respectively. In the context of neural systems, we will point out some complex scenarios of synchronized in-phase or antiphase oscillations, bursting patterns, or amplitude death, induced by delayed coupling in combination with delayed self-feedback in simple network motifs. For optical systems, we will show that multiple time-delayed feedback, realized by a Fabry-Perot resonator coupled to the laser, provides a valuable tool for the suppression of unwanted intensity pulsations, and leads to stable continuous-wave operation.

  6. Implementing Feedback in Simulations of Galaxy Formation: A Survey of Methods

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    R. J. Thacker; H. M. P. Couchman

    2000-01-15

    We present a detailed investigation of different approaches to modeling feedback in simulations of galaxy formation. Gas-dynamic forces are evaluated using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) while star formation and supernova feedback are included using a three parameter model which determines the star formation rate normalization, feedback energy and lifetime of feedback regions. The star formation rate is calculated using a Lagrangian Schmidt Law for all gas particles which satisfy temperature, density and convergent flow criteria. Feedback is incorporated as thermal heating of the ISM. We compare the effects of distributing this energy over the smoothing scale or depositing it on a single particle. Radiative losses are prevented from heated particles by adjusting the density used in radiative cooling. We test the models on the formation of galaxies from cosmological initial conditions and also on isolated Milky Way and dwarf galaxies. Extremely violent feedback is necessary to produce a gas disk with angular momentum remotely close to that of observed disk galaxies. This is a result of the extreme central concentration of the dark halos in the sCDM model, and the pervasiveness of the core-halo angular momentum transport mechanism. We emphasize that the disks formed in hierarchical simulations are partially a numerical artifact produced by the minimum mass scale of the simulation acting as a highly efficient `support' mechanism. Disk formation is strongly affected by the treatment of dense regions in SPH, which along with the difficulty of representing the hierarchical formation process, means that realistic simulations of galaxy formation require far higher resolution than currently used.

  7. An Evaluation of the Interactive Effects of Feedback Sequence and Timing on Efficacy and Preference

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    Henley, Amy Jessica

    2014-05-31

    , run sessions, and brainstorm feedback statements. All of your encouragement and endless supply of samich jokes helped keep me motivated. This project would have been a PPC without you all! A big thank you goes out to Drs. Pam Neidert and Derek..., run sessions, and brainstorm feedback statements. All of your encouragement and endless supply of samich jokes helped keep me motivated. This project would have been a PPC without you all! A big thank you goes out to Drs. Pam Neidert and Derek...

  8. Coherent control and feedback cooling in a remotely-coupled hybrid atom-optomechanical system

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    James S. Bennett; Lars S. Madsen; Mark Baker; Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop; Warwick P Bowen

    2014-06-30

    Cooling to the motional ground state is an important first step in the preparation of nonclassical states of mesoscopic mechanical oscillators. Light-mediated coupling to a remote atomic ensemble has been proposed as a method to reach the ground state for low frequency oscillators. The ground state can also be reached using optical measurement followed by feedback control. Here we investigate the possibility of enhanced cooling by combining these two approaches. The combination, in general, outperforms either individual technique, though atomic ensemble-based cooling and feedback cooling each individually dominate over large regions of parameter space.

  9. Hopf bifurcation analysis of the generalized Lorenz system with time delayed feedback control

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    Rachele Barresi; Maria Carmela Lombardo; Marco Sammartino

    2015-01-02

    In this work we propose a feedback approach to regulate the chaotic behavior of the whole family of the generalized Lorenz system, by designing a nonlinear delayed feedback control. We first study the effect of the delay on the dynamics of the system and we investigate the existence of Hopf bifurcations. Then, by using the center manifold reduction technique and the normal form theory, we derive the explicit formulas for the direction, stability and period of the periodic solutions bifurcating from the steady state at certain critical values of the delay.

  10. Energy for 500 Million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China

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    Zhou, Nan; McNeil, Michael A.; Levine, Mark

    2009-06-01

    China's rapid economic expansion has propelled it to the rank of the largest energy consuming nation in the world, with energy demand growth continuing at a pace commensurate with its economic growth. The urban population is expected to grow by 20 million every year, accompanied by construction of 2 billion square meters of buildings every year through 2020. Thus residential energy use is very likely to continue its very rapid growth. Understanding the underlying drivers of this growth helps to identify the key areas to analyze energy efficiency potential, appropriate policies to reduce energy use, as well as to understand future energy in the building sector. This paper provides a detailed, bottom-up analysis of residential building energy consumption in China using data from a wide variety of sources and a modelling effort that relies on a very detailed characterization of China's energy demand. It assesses the current energy situation with consideration of end use, intensity, and efficiency etc, and forecast the future outlook for the critical period extending to 2020, based on assumptions of likely patterns of economic activity, availability of energy services, technology improvement and energy intensities. From this analysis, we can conclude that Chinese residential energy consumption will more than double by 2020, from 6.6 EJ in 2000 to 15.9 EJ in 2020. This increase will be driven primarily by urbanization, in combination with increases in living standards. In the urban and higher income Chinese households of the future, most major appliances will be common, and heated and cooled areas will grow on average. These shifts will offset the relatively modest efficiency gains expected according to current government plans and policies already in place. Therefore, levelling and reduction of growth in residential energy demand in China will require a new set of more aggressive efficiency policies.

  11. Pulse shaping and energy storage capabilities of angularly multiplexed KrF laser fusion drivers

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    Lehmberg, R. H. [Research Support Instruments, Inc., Lanham, Maryland 20706 (United States); Giuliani, J. L.; Schmitt, A. J. [Plasma Physics Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

    2009-07-15

    This paper describes a rep-rated multibeam KrF laser driver design for the 500 kJ Inertial Fusion test Facility (FTF) recently proposed by NRL, then models its optical pulse shaping capabilities using the ORESTES laser kinetics code. It describes a stable and reliable iteration technique for calculating the required precompensated input pulse shape that will achieve the desired output shape, even when the amplifiers are heavily saturated. It also describes how this precompensation technique could be experimentally implemented in real time on a reprated laser system. The simulations show that this multibeam system can achieve a high fidelity pulse shaping capability, even for a high gain shock ignition pulse whose final spike requires output intensities much higher than the approx4 MW/cm{sup 2} saturation levels associated with quasi-cw operation; i.e., they show that KrF can act as a storage medium even for pulsewidths of approx1 ns. For the chosen pulse, which gives a predicted fusion energy gain of approx120, the simulations predict the FTF can deliver a total on-target energy of 428 kJ, a peak spike power of 385 TW, and amplified spontaneous emission prepulse contrast ratios I{sub ASE}/I<3x10{sup -7} in intensity and F{sub ASE}/F<1.5x10{sup -5} in fluence. Finally, the paper proposes a front-end pulse shaping technique that combines an optical Kerr gate with cw 248 nm light and a 1 mum control beam shaped by advanced fiber optic technology, such as the one used in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser.

  12. A 600 GHz InP HBT Amplifier Using Cross-Coupled Feedback Stabilization and Dual-Differential Power Combining

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    Rodwell, Mark J. W.

    , amplifiers, cross-coupled feedback, power combining. I. INTRODUCTION Sub-millimeter-wave and lower terahertzA 600 GHz InP HBT Amplifier Using Cross-Coupled Feedback Stabilization and Dual-Differential Power , Mark Rodwell3 1 Teledyne Scientific Company, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, 2 Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  13. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 55, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2009 5353 Wiretap Channel With Secure Rate-Limited Feedback

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    Franceschetti, Massimo

    as a secret key on top of Wyner's coding scheme for wiretap channels without feedback. Hence, when a feedback secret from Eve. If Eve has complete access to what Bob receives, Shannon showed that in order to achieve perfect secrecy, a secret key of entropy has to be shared between Alice and Bob. This fundamental yet

  14. Feedback Performance Control in Software Services Tarek F. Abdelzaher, John A. Stankovic, Chenyang Lu, Ronghua Zhang, and Ying Lu

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    Stankovic, John A.

    of the feedback control design and implementation for software systems. Middleware solutions such as Control these performance guarantees are not effective for a large class of software systems. Recently, control theory has as those of feedback control. We describe modeling the software system and provide an example

  15. Role of ocean biology-induced climate feedback in the modulation of El Nin~o-Southern Oscillation

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    Chen, .Dake

    penetration of solar radiation in the upper ocean, present- ing a feedback from ocean biology to physics represented by the penetration depth of solar radiation in the upper ocean (Hp), a field thus servingRole of ocean biology-induced climate feedback in the modulation of El Nin~o-Southern Oscillation

  16. Least Squares Pole Assignment by Memory-less Output Feedback* Dan-chi Jiang & J. B. Moore

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    Moore, John Barratt

    Least Squares Pole Assignment by Memory-less Output Feedback* Dan-chi Jiang & J. B. Moore In this paper, a pole assignmentproblem of lineartime invariantcontrol system by memory- less output feedback is posed as a least squares poles assignmentproblem and analysed. The coat functions are appropriately

  17. A Large Ozone-Circulation Feedback & Its Implications for Global Warming Assessments

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    Jackson, Sophie

    Peer A Large Ozone-Circulation Feedback & Its Implications for Global Warming Assessments PeerCO2, b T by 4xCO2, c T by O3 and d water vapour by O3. 4. GLOBAL WARMING RESPONSE 0 50 100 150 200 250) Figure 1 | Temporal evolution of the annual and global mean surface tem- perature anomalies. Interactive

  18. One Size Does Not Fit All: Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Energy Feedback Technology Design

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    Greenberg, Saul

    . One remedy to this problem, and the focus of this paper, is to motivate sustainable energy usage feedback of energy usage. However, there is one problem - most tech- nologies use a "one, one approach to motivating sus- tainable energy usage behaviors is the development of tech- nologies

  19. Nonlinear dynamics of feedback modulated magnetic islands in toroidal plasmas Richard Fitzpatrick and Franois L. Waelbroeck

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    Fitzpatrick, Richard

    because both heat and particles are able to travel radially from one side of an island chain to the otherNonlinear dynamics of feedback modulated magnetic islands in toroidal plasmas Richard Fitzpatrick-induced magnetic responses during nonlinear dynamics of magnetic islands due to resonant magnetic perturbations

  20. Feeling What You Hear: Tactile Feedback for Navigation of Audio Graphs

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    Brewster, Stephen

    , UK e-mail: steven, stephen @dcs.gla.ac.uk Tel.: +44 (0)141 330 4966 ABSTRACT Access to digitally feedback to aid navigation. The results of a qualitative evaluation with a prototype interface are also Classification Keywords H.5.2 User Interfaces: Haptic I/O, User-centered design. INTRODUCTION In this information

  1. How strong is carbon cycle-climate feedback under global warming?

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    How strong is carbon cycle-climate feedback under global warming? Haifeng Qian Advisor: Prof. Ning IPCC report, global warming was predicted under different CO2 scenarios. Under such warming conditions carbon cycle to the climate system, which means that under the global warming condition, the ecosystem

  2. Limitations, performance and instrumentation of closed-loop feedback based distributed adaptive

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    Beigl, Michael

    Limitations, performance and instrumentation of closed-loop feedback based distributed adaptive performance. Finally, we present measure- ments from an instrumentation using USRP software radios at various. This is especially useful in large scale sensor networks since the number of potentially available nodes

  3. Global surface cooling: the atmospheric fast feedback response to a collapse of the thermohaline circulation

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    Drijfhout, Sybren

    Global surface cooling: the atmospheric fast feedback response to a collapse of the thermohaline thermohaline circulation results in a global surface cooling of 0.72 K. The mechanisms that are responsible for this cooling are investigated. Additional experiments were performed with a one-dimensional radiative

  4. Two-Hop Relay Channels with Limited FeedBack TELECOM ParisTech

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Two-Hop Relay Channels with Limited FeedBack Ali Osmane TELECOM ParisTech Paris, France Email and feeds it back to the relays. We propose an iterative algorithm to find this optimal rotation vector by the destination and feed it back to the relays. This algorithm is shown to have the same performance as an optimal

  5. Haptic Feedback and Human Performance in a Dynamic Task Felix Huang R. Brent Gillespie Art Kuo

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    Gillespie, Brent

    by human subjects executing a dynamic task. We present the results of experiments involving the control1 Haptic Feedback and Human Performance in a Dynamic Task Felix Huang R. Brent Gillespie Art Kuo of a ball and beam. Human subjects perform position targeting of the ball through hand operation of the beam

  6. Feedback suppression of rotating external kink instabilities in the presence of noise

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    =vA/a, but a conducting wall at the plasma boundary can interact with the mode. The resulting plasma-wall mode is termed experimental demonstration of active feedback suppression of rotating external kink modes near the ideal wall limit in a tokamak using Kalman filtering to discriminate the n=1 kink mode from background noise

  7. Linear Gaussian Channels: Feedback Capacity under Power Constraints Shaohua Yang1

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    Tatikonda, Sekhar

    information rate, is Cfb(n) = max P h(Y n 1 )/n - log 2e , (4) where the maximization is under the average and by the National Storage Industry Consortium. Theorem 1: The feedback capacity Cfb(n) is achieved by a Gauss

  8. Feedback control of an azimuthal oscillation in the E 3 B discharge of Hall thrusters

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    azimuthal variation in density, electron temperature, and potential that rotates at about 10% of the local E, although it causes a rotating azimuthal variation in the current density to the anode, it does not show up to decrease in proportion to the current through that segment. The feedback resulted in the disappearance

  9. Feedback oscillations of stimulated brillouin scattering in plasmas with supersonic flow

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    Baumgaertel, K.; Sauer, K.

    1982-11-01

    Long-time stimulated Brillouin scattering oscillations may occur in subcritical plasmas with supersonic flow against the incident wave owing to a feedback of the scattered radiation. They are studied in the frame of both the parametric approximation and the mode-coupling theory.

  10. On Feedback Passivity of Discrete-Time Nonlinear Networked Control Systems with Packet Drops

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    . At these time steps, the increase in storage function is not necessarily bounded by the supplied energy increase in storage function may be greater than the supplied energy at some time steps due to packet drops in closed-loop. Because the process is feedback passive, the resulting increase in storage function

  11. On Feedback Passivity of Discrete-Time Nonlinear Networked Control Systems with Packet Drops

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    , the system evolves in closed-loop and the increase in storage function is bounded below the energy supplied. #12;2 whose increase in storage function may be greater than the supplied energy at some time steps and the system evolves in closed-loop. Because the process is feedback passive, the resulting increase in storage

  12. Transience, Recurrence and the Speed of a Random Walk in a Site-Based Feedback Environment

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    Pinsky, Ross

    Transience, Recurrence and the Speed of a Random Walk in a Site-Based Feedback Environment Ross G environment determined by its own trajectory. Sites flip back and forth between two modes, p and q. R environment, whereas for environment. In the critical case

  13. Reputation, Trust, and Rebates: How Online Auction Markets Can Improve Their Feedback Mechanisms

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    White, Douglas R.

    Reputation, Trust, and Rebates: How Online Auction Markets Can Improve Their Feedback Mechanisms of it is positive. In this paper, I propose a mechanism whereby sellers can provide rebates to buyers contingent on buyers provision of reports. Using a game theoretical model, I show how the rebate incentive mechanism

  14. Fourier analysis and systems identification of the p53 feedback loop

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    to a circuit, measures its output at different frequencies, and describes this by linear models of the dynamicsFourier analysis and systems identification of the p53 feedback loop Naama Geva-Zatorskya,1 , Erez (received for review January 31, 2010) A key circuit in the response of cells to damage is the p53­mdm2

  15. Statistical and dynamical assessment of vegetation feedbacks on climate over the boreal forest

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    in the hydrological cycle include diminished transpiration and moisture recycling, supporting a reduction, the surface albedo was substantially increased. The albedo feedback produced peak cooling in April and weaker cooling in summer. While the cooling due to boreal deforestation was greatest in winter

  16. Closed-loop torque feedback for a universal field-oriented controller

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    De Doncker, R.W.A.A.; King, R.D.; Sanza, P.C.; Haefner, K.B.

    1992-11-24

    A torque feedback system is employed in a universal field-oriented (UFO) controller to tune a torque-producing current command and a slip frequency command in order to achieve robust torque control of an induction machine even in the event of current regulator errors and during transitions between pulse width modulated (PWM) and square wave modes of operation. 1 figure.

  17. Closed-loop torque feedback for a universal field-oriented controller

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    De Doncker, Rik W. A. A.; King, Robert D.; Sanza, Peter C.; Haefner, Kenneth B.

    1992-01-01

    A torque feedback system is employed in a universal field-oriented (UFO) controller to tune a torque-producing current command and a slip frequency command in order to achieve robust torque control of an induction machine even in the event of current regulator errors and during transitions between pulse width modulated (PWM) and square wave modes of operation.

  18. Measuring Just Noticeable Differences For Haptic Force Feedback: Implications for Rehabilitation

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    Measuring Just Noticeable Differences For Haptic Force Feedback: Implications for Rehabilitation subjects but none, to our knowledge, has tailored this knowledge to the rehabilitation domain [1 during the course of rehabilitation as a patient's sensory and motor capacities improve or otherwise

  19. Feedback control and optimization for the production of commercial fuels by blending

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    propose can be used in various situations where non-reactive components are blended and linearly impactFeedback control and optimization for the production of commercial fuels by blending M. Ch`ebre, Y presents a control algorithm for blending systems. Such systems are used in refining to produce mixtures

  20. Cardiac Valve Annulus Manual Segmentation Using Computer Assisted Visual Feedback in Three-Dimensional Image Data

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    Oxford, University of

    Cardiac Valve Annulus Manual Segmentation Using Computer Assisted Visual Feedback in Three is an important tool for the study of valve anatomy and physiology, for the four main valves of the heart (mitral rat hearts, on all four valves. I. INTRODUCTION There are four main cardiac valves in the heart, two