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Macroeconomic Activity Module (Mam) 1998 (Kernel Regression), Model Documentation  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) serves two functions within the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). First, it provides consistent sets of baselines macroeconomic variables (GDP and components, aggregate prices, interest rates, industrial output, housing starts, commercial floorspace, newcar sales, etc.) which are used by the supply, demand and conversion modules in reaching an energy market equilibrium. Second, it is designed to provide a feedback mechanism that alters the baseline variables during the course of an integrated NEMS run.

Ron Earley

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[Feedback control mechanisms of plant cell expansion  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have generated considerable evidence for the significance of wall stress relaxation in the control of plant growth and found that several agents (gibberellin, light, genetic loci for dwarf stature) influence growth rate via alteration of wall relaxation. We have refined our methods for measuring wall relaxation and, moreover, have found that wall relaxation properties bear only a distance relationship to wall mechanical properties. We have garnered novel insights into the nature of cell expansion mechanisms by analyzing spontaneous fluctuations of plant growth rate in seedlings. These experiments involved the application of mathematical techniques for analyzing growth rate fluctuations and the development of new instrumentation for measuring and forcing plant growth in a controlled fashion. These studies conclude that growth rate fluctuations generated by the plant as consequence of a feedback control system. This conclusion has important implications for the nature of wall loosening processes and demands a different framework for thinking about growth control. It also implies the existence of a growth rate sensor.

Cosgrove, D.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

d022412A. U.S. Energy Information Administration | Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2012 18 Macroeconomic Activity Module To reflect uncertainty in the projection of...

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Essays in macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis examines questions in macroeconomics motivated by the 2007-2008 financial crisis and its aftermath. Chapter 1 studies the impact of a housing bust on regional labor reallocation and the labor market. I document ...

Nenov, Plamen T. (Plamen Toshkov)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoherence control: A feedback mechanism based on hamiltonian tracking  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Enviroment - caused dissipation disrupts the hamiltonian evolution of all quantum systems not fully isolated from any bath. We propose and examine a feedback-control scheme to eliminate such dissipation, by tracking the free hamiltonian evolution. We determine a driving-field that maximizes the projection of the actual molecular system onto the freely propagated one. The evolution of a model two level system in a dephasing bath is followed, and the driving field that overcomes the decoherence is calculated. An implementation of the scheme in the laboratory using feedback control is suggested.

Gil Katz; Mark Ratner; Ronnie Kosloff

2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Documents the objectives, analytical approach, and development of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) used to develop the Annual Energy Outlook for 2013 (AEO2013). The report catalogues and describes the module assumptions, computations, methodology, parameter estimation techniques, and mainframe source code

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank 19 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook2011 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module.

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook - Macroeconomic Activity...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumption to the Annual Energy Outlook Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the...

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Essays in macroeconomics and experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of four chapters on empirical and experimental macroeconomics and other experimental topics. Chapter 1 uses a laboratory experiment to test the predictions of a dynamic global game designed to ...

Shurchkov, Olga

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System April 2013 Independent Statistics & ...

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Mechanisms of Low Cloud–Climate Feedback in Idealized Single-Column Simulations with the Community Atmospheric Model, Version 3 (CAM3)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the physical mechanism of low cloud feedback in the Community Atmospheric Model, version 3 (CAM3) through idealized single-column model (SCM) experiments over the subtropical eastern oceans. Negative cloud feedback is ...

Minghua Zhang; Christopher Bretherton

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback loop design and experimental testing for integrated optics with micro-mechanical tuning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I designed a capacitive sensor with feedback control for precision tuning of a MEMS controlled wavelength-selective switch. The implementation is based upon a customized feedback loop with a PID controller. The positional ...

Waller, Laura A. (Laura Ann)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on macroeconomics and forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of three essays. Chapter II uses the method of structural factor analysis to study the effects of monetary policy on key macroeconomic variables in a data rich environment. I propose two structural factor models. One is the structural factor augmented vector autoregressive (SFAVAR) model and the other is the structural factor vector autoregressive (SFVAR) model. Compared to the traditional vector autogression (VAR) model, both models incorporate far more information from hundreds of data series, series that can be and are monitored by the Central Bank. Moreover, the factors used are structurally meaningful, a feature that adds to the understanding of the �black box� of the monetary transmission mechanism. Both models generate qualitatively reasonable impulse response functions. Using the SFVAR model, both the �price puzzle� and the �liquidity puzzle� are eliminated. Chapter III employs the method of structural factor analysis to conduct a forecasting exercise in a data rich environment. I simulate out-of-sample real time forecasting using a structural dynamic factor forecasting model and its variations. I use several structural factors to summarize the information from a large set of candidate explanatory variables. Compared to Stock and Watson (2002)�s models, the models proposed in this chapter can further allow me to select the factors structurally for each variable to be forecasted. I find advantages to using the structural dynamic factor forecasting models compared to alternatives that include univariate autoregression (AR) model, the VAR model and Stock and Watson�s (2002) models, especially when forecasting real variables. In chapter IV, we measure U.S. technology shocks by implementing a dual approach, which is based on more reliable price data instead of aggregate quantity data. By doing so, we find the relative volatility of technology shocks and the correlation between output fluctuation and technology shocks to be much smaller than those revealed in most real-business-cycle (RBC) studies. Our results support the findings of Burnside, Eichenbaum and Rebelo (1996), who showed that the correlation between technology shocks and output is exaggerated in the RBC literature. This suggests that one should examine other sources of fluctuations for a better understanding of the business cycle phenomena.

Liu, Dandan

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[Feedback control mechanisms of plant cell expansion]. Progress report, [June 1989--June 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have generated considerable evidence for the significance of wall stress relaxation in the control of plant growth and found that several agents (gibberellin, light, genetic loci for dwarf stature) influence growth rate via alteration of wall relaxation. We have refined our methods for measuring wall relaxation and, moreover, have found that wall relaxation properties bear only a distance relationship to wall mechanical properties. We have garnered novel insights into the nature of cell expansion mechanisms by analyzing spontaneous fluctuations of plant growth rate in seedlings. These experiments involved the application of mathematical techniques for analyzing growth rate fluctuations and the development of new instrumentation for measuring and forcing plant growth in a controlled fashion. These studies conclude that growth rate fluctuations generated by the plant as consequence of a feedback control system. This conclusion has important implications for the nature of wall loosening processes and demands a different framework for thinking about growth control. It also implies the existence of a growth rate sensor.

Cosgrove, D.J.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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International Macroeconomic Data Set | Data.gov  

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International Macroeconomic Data Set International Macroeconomic Data Set Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data International Macroeconomic Data Set Dataset Summary Description The International Macroeconomic Data Set provides data from 1969 through 2020 for real (adjusted for inflation) gross domestic product (GDP), population, real exchange rates, and other variables for the 190 countries and 34 regions that are most important for U.S. agricultural trade. The data presented here are a key component of the USDA Baseline projections process, and can be used as a benchmark for analyzing the impacts of U.S. and global macroeconomic shocks. The data for the Baseline projections are updated once a year to reflect the assumptions used for the Baseline. The historical data will be revised several times a year as the underlying data evolve.

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Macroeconomic Real Gross Domestic Product  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Macroeconomic Real Gross Domestic Product (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 15,584 15,680 15,819 15,886 15,970 16,068 16,173 16,295 16,422 16,557 16,701 16,832 15,742 16,127 16,628 Real Disposable Personal Income (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 11,502 11,618 11,703 11,757 11,883 11,970 12,057 12,151 12,273 12,363 12,451 12,526 11,645 12,015 12,403 Real Personal Consumption Expend. (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 10,644 10,692 10,729 10,813 10,884 10,959 11,036 11,114 11,191 11,264 11,343 11,416 10,719 10,998 11,304 Real Fixed Investment (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 2,420 2,458 2,491 2,508 2,551 2,604 2,655 2,700 2,752 2,816 2,885 2,944 2,469 2,627 2,849 Business Inventory Change (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) .............

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Essays on political institutions and macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of three chapters on the interaction of political institutions and macroeconomic activity in dynamic environments. Chapter 1 studies the optimal management of taxes and debt in a framework which ...

Yared, Pierre

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of four essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics. The first essay studies whether learning can explain why the standard consumption-based asset pricing model produces large pricing errors for ...

Doyle, Joseph Buchman, Jr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays in macroeconomics : liquidity and taxation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of three independent chapters on the Macroeconomics of Liquidity and Taxation. The first chapter studies how concerns about future funding difficulties and liquidity dry ups influence investment ...

Iachan, Felipe Saraiva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays in macroeconomics and corporate finance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis examines questions at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. Chapter 1 studies the persistent effects of a decrease in firms' ability to borrow. I develop a tractable model of deleveraging that emphasizes ...

Goldberg, Jonathan E. (Jonathan Elliot)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Term Energy Outlook Model Documentation: Macro Bridge Procedure to Update Regional Macroeconomic Forecasts with National Macroeconomic Forecasts  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The Regional Short-Term Energy Model (RSTEM) uses macroeconomic variables such as income, employment, industrial production and consumer prices at both the national and regional1 levels as explanatory variables in the generation of the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). This documentation explains how national macroeconomic forecasts are used to update regional macroeconomic forecasts through the RSTEM Macro Bridge procedure.

Information Center

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The evolution of consensus in macroeconomic forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When professional forecasters repeatedly forecast macroeconomic variables, their forecasts may converge over time towards a consensus. The evolution of consensus is analyzed with Blue Chip data under a parametric polynomial decay function that permits flexibility in the decay path. For the most part, this specification fits the data. We test whether forecast differences decay to zero at the same point in time for a panel of forecasters, and discuss possible explanations for this, along with its implications for studies using panels of forecasters.

Allan W. Gregory; James Yetman; Jel Codes C E; Robert Eggert; Fred Joutz

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 1998 - Macroeconomic...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

of the Underlying Core Models Macroeconomic assessment at EIA involves several modes of analysis. The first type of analysis, used in forecasting the Annual Energy Outlook where...

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Heterogeneous Enterprises in a Macroeconomic Agent-Based Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a macroeconomic agent-based model that combines several mechanisms operating at the same timescale, while remaining mathematically tractable. It comprises enterprises and workers who compete in a job market and a commodity goods market. The model is stock-flow consistent; a bank lends money charging interest rates, and keeps track of equities. Important features of the model are heterogeneity of enterprises, existence of bankruptcies and creation of new enterprises, as well as productivity increase. The model's evolution reproduces empirically found regularities for firm size and growth rate distributions. It combines probabilistic elements and deterministic dynamics, with relative weights that may be modified according to the considered problem or the belief of the modeler. We discuss statistical regularities on enterprises, the origin and the amplitude of endogeneous fluctuations of the system's steady state, as well as the role of the interest rate and the credit volume. We also summarize obtain...

Metzig, Cornelia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA-Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2007 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2007), (Washington, DC, January 2007).

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EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2010 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Document>ation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2009), (Washington, DC, January 2009).

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EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2007), (Washington, DC, January 2007).

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EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2008), (Washington, DC, January 2008).

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The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2000 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic assessment at EIA involves several modes of analysis. The first type of analysis, used in forecasting the Annual Energy Outlook where energy prices change, uses kernel regression and response surface techniques to mimic the response of larger macroeconomic and industrial models. This mode of analysis requires a given economic baseline and then calculates the economic impacts of changing energy prices, calculated from the chosen growth path. The economic growth cases are derived from the larger core models and can reflect either high, low, or reference case growth assumptions. Analyzing economic impacts from energy price changes uses the macroeconomic activity module (MAM) within NEMS and provides a subset of the macroeconomic variables available in the larger core models. The composition of the subset is determined by the other energy modules in NEMS, as they use various macroeconomic concepts as assumptions to their particular energy model.

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EIA - The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003-Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) links NEMS to the rest of the economy by providing projections of economic driver variables for use by the supply, demand, and conversion modules of NEMS. The derivation of the baseline macroeconomic forecast lays a foundation for the determination of the energy demand and supply forecast. MAM is used to present alternative macroeconomic growth cases to provide a range of uncertainty about the growth potential for the economy and its likely consequences for the energy system. MAM is also able to address the macroeconomic impacts associated with changing energy market conditions, such as alternative world oil price assumptions. Outside of the Annual Energy Outlook setting, MAM represents a system of linked modules which can assess the potential impacts on the economy of changes in energy events or policy proposals. These economic impacts then feed back into NEMS for an integrated solution. MAM consists of five modules:

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The Mechanics of Implementing a Consistent Instructional Feedback Model in the Development of a Computer-Based Engineering Course  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computer-based education course to teach an undergraduate engineering course in statics has been developed at Texas A&M University. In the initial design phase, the authors used a very simply constructed feedback model. However, once development was ...

Clayton C. Nelson; Billie J. Hughes; Ralph E. Virgo

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Your Feedback  

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Your Feedback Participate with us Participate Share your Stories Museum Fan Downloads invisible utility element Tell us more Please tell us more about your experiences with us. We...

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2001 - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 1999 - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

macroeconomic.gif (5367 bytes) macroeconomic.gif (5367 bytes) The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065, (Washington, DC, February 1994).

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World Energy Projection System Plus Model Documentation: Macroeconomic Model  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This report documents the objectives, analytical approach and development of the World Energy Projection System Plus (WEPS+) Macroeconomic Model. It also catalogues and describes critical assumptions, computational methodology, parameter estimation techniques, and model source code.

Brian Murphy

2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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14.452 Macroeconomic Theory II, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The basic machines of macroeconomics. Ramsey, Solow, Samuelson-Diamond, RBCs, ISLM, Mundell-Fleming, Fischer-Taylor. How they work, what shortcuts they take, and how they can be used. Half-term subject. From the course ...

Blanchard, Olivier (Olivier J.)

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R&D Activity Investments and Macroeconomic Determinant Factors.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Investments in R&D activities are essential to firms. Decisions to increase or decrease R&D investments may rely according to changes in macroeconomic factors. The… (more)

Gardell, Pierre

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal-chemical-mechanical feedback during fluid-rock interactions: Implications for chemical transport and scales of equilibria in the crust  

SciTech Connect

Our research evaluates the hypothesis that feedback amongst thermal-chemical-mechanical processes operative in fluid-rock systems alters the fluid flow dynamics of the system which, in turn, affects chemical transport and temporal and spatial scales of equilibria, thus impacting the resultant mineral textural development of rocks. Our methods include computational experimentation and detailed analyses of fluid-infiltrated rocks from well-characterized terranes. This work focuses on metamorphic rocks and hydrothermal systems where minerals and their textures are utilized to evaluate pressure (P), temperature (T), and time (t) paths in the evolution of mountain belts and ore deposits, and to interpret tectonic events and the timing of these events. Our work on coupled processes also extends to other areas where subsurface flow and transport in porous media have consequences such as oil and gas movement, geothermal system development, transport of contaminants, nuclear waste disposal, and other systems rich in fluid-rock reactions. Fluid-rock systems are widespread in the geologic record. Correctly deciphering the products resulting from such systems is important to interpreting a number of geologic phenomena. These systems are characterized by complex interactions involving time-dependent, non-linear processes in heterogeneous materials. While many of these interactions have been studied in isolation, they are more appropriately analyzed in the context of a system with feedback. When one process impacts another process, time and space scales as well as the overall outcome of the interaction can be dramatically altered. Our goals to test this hypothesis are: to develop and incorporate algorithms into our 3D heat and mass transport code to allow the effects of feedback to be investigated numerically, to analyze fluid infiltrated rocks from a variety of terranes at differing P-T conditions, to identify subtle features of the infiltration of fluids and/or feedback, and to quantify the importance of feedback in complex fluid-rock systems and its affects on time and space scales and rates of reaction. We have made significant contributions toward understanding feedback and its impacts by numerical experimentation using 3D computational modeling of fluid-rock systems and by chemical and textural analyses of fluid-infiltrated rocks.

Dutrow, Barbara

2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2002 - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module

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Essays in International Macroeconomics and Forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation contains three essays in international macroeconomics and financial time series forecasting. In the first essay, I show, numerically, that a two-country New-Keynesian Sticky Prices model, driven by monetary and productivity shocks, is capable of explaining the highly positive correlation across the industrialized countries' inflation even though their cross-country correlation in money growth rate is negligible. The structure of this model generates cross-country correlations of inflation, output and consumption that appear to closely correspond to the data. Additionally, this model can explain the internal correlation between inflation and output observed in the data. The second essay presents two important results. First, gains from monetary policy cooperation are different from zero when the elasticity of substitution between domestic and imported goods consumption is different from one. Second, when monetary policy is endogenous in a two-country model, the only Nash equilibria supported by this model are those that are symmetrical. That is, all exporting firms in both countries choose to price in their own currency, or all exporting firms in both countries choose to price in the importer's currency. The last essay provides both conditional and unconditional predictive ability evaluations of the aluminum futures contracts prices, by using five different econometric models, in forecasting the aluminum spot price monthly return 3, 15, and 27-months ahead for the sample period 1989.01-2010.10. From these evaluations, the best model in forecasting the aluminum spot price monthly return 3 and 15 months ahead is followed by a (VAR) model whose variables are aluminum futures contracts price, aluminum spot price and risk free interest rate, whereas for the aluminum spot price monthly return 27 months ahead is a single equation model in which the aluminum spot price today is explained by the aluminum futures price 27 months earlier. Finally, it shows that iterated multiperiod-ahead time series forecasts have a better conditional out-of-sample forecasting performance of the aluminum spot price monthly return when an estimated (VAR) model is used as a forecasting tool.

Bejarano Rojas, Jesus Antonio

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling the dynamical baroreflex-feedback control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive model of the baroreflex-feedback mechanism regulating the heart rate, the contractility of the ventricle and the peripheral vascular resistance is presented. The dynamics of the affector and the effector parts are modelled. For each of ... Keywords: Baroreceptor, Cardiovascular system, Mathematical modelling, Medical applications, Neural biology, Nonlinear feedback mechanism, Nonlinear oscillations

J. T. Ottesen

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic determinants of the stock market movements: empirical evidence from the Saudi stock market.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation investigates the long run and short run relationships between Saudi stock market returns and eight macroeconomic variables. We investigate the ability of these… (more)

Alshogeathri, Mofleh Ali Mofleh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Carbon Cycle Feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Perturbations to the carbon cycle could constitute large feedbacks on future changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration and climate. This paper demonstrates how carbon cycle feedback can be expressed in formally similar ways to climate feedback, ...

J. M. Gregory; C. D. Jones; P. Cadule; P. Friedlingstein

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic effects of accelerated implementation of renewable energy technologies in the US  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The original formulation of the Brookhaven energy system models was directed toward technology assessment for new and competing energy technologies. The Hudson-Jorgenson econometric model was originally formulated to identify the economic impacts of energy futures where energy-use projections departed markedly from historical trends. The two models were married so that the feedback effects of energy and nonenergy demand levels and nonenergy prices generated by the economic model could be reflected in the technology and fuel-mix-selection solutions of the energy model. In turn, the engineering-based energy costs, energy prices, and capital requirements for energy systems characterized in the energy model are used to override the econometric estimates based on historical data in the economic model. Recently, the coupled models have been used to address questions concerning the macroeconomic impacts of accelerating the implementation of renewable energy technologies in the United States. Of particular interest were the scenarios where (1) renewables were included which cost more than conventional alternatives now and in the future, and (2) some renewables that are initially more costly are characterized by a learning curve so that in time their costs come to equal conventional alternatives. A further analysis was done for the first case (renewables always more expensive) under conditions where (1) the incremental costs were paid by the government through deficit financing, and (2) the incremental costs were paid by consumers. This paper presents the formulation of the analysis using the combined energy system - economic model and the results of the study.

Marcuse, W; Groncki, P J

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Deterministic and Stochastic Macroeconomic Policies for Slovenia: An Application of the OPTCON Algorithm  

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This paper reports about applications of optimal control theory to the analysis of macroeconomic policies for Slovenia during its way into the Euro Area. For this purpose, the model SLOPOL4, a macroeconometric model for Slovenia, is used. Optimal policies ... Keywords: C5, E5, E6, Econometric model, Macroeconomic policy, O5, Optimal control, Sensitivity analysis, Slovenia, Stochastic control

Reinhard Neck; Gottfried Haber; Klaus Weyerstrass

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for the Assessment of the Macroeconomic Impacts of Stricter CAF. Standards  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

For For a full documentation of the macroeconomic linkage refer to "Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System," January 2002 found on the EIA web site at http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/FTPROOT/modeldoc/m065(2002).pdf Methodology for the Assessment of the Macroeconomic Impacts of Stricter CAFÉ Standards This assessment of the economic impacts of CAFÉ standards marks the first time EIA has used the new direct linkage of the DRI-WEFA Macroeconomic Model to NEMS in a policy setting. This methodology assures an internally consistent solution between the energy market concepts forecast by NEMS and the aggregate economy as forecast by the DRI-WEFA Macroeconomic Model of the U.S. Economy. While we refer to DRI- WEFA model as a macro model, the full DRI-WEFA model forecasts more than 1600 detailed concepts covering

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Transportation technology transitions and macroeconomic growth -- Contemporary evidence  

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This paper presents international and temporal extensions of evidence for a theory developed by the author concerning the interaction of transportation technology transitions and macroeconomic growth. The period 1970 to the present is examined for the nations of Japan, the US, and Europe (France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom collectively). An addition to the abstract logic supporting the general arguments of the theory is also presented. The theory has been developed concerning the role of significant transportation technology transitions as a cause of significant macroeconomic declines in nations for which the manufacture of transportation vehicles (ships, locomotives, and automobiles) is a dominant economic activity. The theory offers an explanation for periods of pronounced multiyear decline in economic growth rate--sometimes called depressions and sometimes called stagnations. One purpose of this paper is to explore whether or not Japan and Europe have each recently experienced a multiyear event of this type. In the theory and the evidence presented for it, environmental regulation of transportation vehicles has been shown to be an initiating cause of significant technical change, with sharp, sustained fuel price increases being a second frequent initiating cause. These causes of significant technical change, and their possible consequences, are potentially important considerations for those proposing policies to deal with global warming, since both fuel economy regulation and fuel price increases have been recommended by policy analysts as means to reduce transportation`s contribution to global warming. The theory has been offered and supported by publications developing mathematical models and examining US historical evidence consistent with the theory.

Santini, D.J.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Senior Vice President Enclosure document8 This page intentionally left blankMacroeconomic Impacts of LNG  

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I am transmitting with this letter a clean copy of NERA’s report on the macroeconomic impacts of LNG exports from the United States that was contracted for by the Department of Energy. Sincerely, W. David Montgomery

Www. Nera. Com; Dear Mr. Smith; Robert Baron; Nera Economic Consulting; Ha D. Tuladhar; Nera Economic Consulting

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback | Open Energy Information  

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Feedback Jump to: navigation, search Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titlePrueba2&oldid313186" Category: En Espaol What links here Related changes Special...

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European Macro-economic Policy and Technological Development: the case of Greece  

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Recent studies on economic and technological transformation in less developed countries emphasise that improvement of their performance in terms of competitiveness and successful integration into the world economy requires both economic stabilisation at the macroeconomic level and technological development. Greece is a typical case, which during the last twenty years has had to deal with specific imperatives: European integration, technological catch-up and macro-economic stability. These processes are envisaged under the pressure of the opening of the economy, which in principle could facilitate dissemination of new technologies on the one hand but constrain the development of national capabilities on the other. In this paper we present the specificities of the Greek productive system that have shaped its integration into the EC and attempt to link the process of European integration with its technological development. Special reference is made to the macroeconomic policy of the EU and its impact on technological transformation. 2

Ioanna Kastelli

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenEI Community - feedback  

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http:en.openei.orgcommunitytaxonomyterm2200 en Geothermal Stakeholder Feedback on the GRR http:en.openei.orgcommunitybloggeothermal-stakeholder-feedback-grr

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Three Essays on Price Dynamics and Causations among Energy Markets and Macroeconomic Information  

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This dissertation examines three important issues in energy markets: price dynamics, information flow, and structural change. We discuss each issue in detail, building empirical time series models, analyzing the results, and interpreting the findings. First, we examine the contemporaneous interdependencies and information flows among crude oil, natural gas, and electricity prices in the United States (US) through the multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (MGARCH) model, Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) for contemporaneous causal structures and Bernanke factorization for price dynamic processes. Test results show that the DAG from residuals of out-of-sample-forecast is consistent with the DAG from residuals of within-sample-fit. The result supports innovation accounting analysis based on DAGs using residuals of out-of-sample-forecast. Second, we look at the effects of the federal fund rate and/or WTI crude oil price shock on US macroeconomic and financial indicators by using a Factor Augmented Vector Autoregression (FAVAR) model and a graphical model without any deductive assumption. The results show that, in contemporaneous time, the federal fund rate shock is exogenous as the identifying assumption in the Vector Autoregression (VAR) framework of the monetary shock transmission mechanism, whereas the WTI crude oil price return is not exogenous. Third, we examine price dynamics and contemporaneous causality among the price returns of WTI crude oil, gasoline, corn, and the S&P 500. We look for structural break points and then build an econometric model to find the consistent sub-periods having stable parameters in a given VAR framework and to explain recent movements and interdependency among returns. We found strong evidence of two structural breaks and contemporaneous causal relationships among the residuals, but also significant differences between contemporaneous causal structures for each sub-period.

Hong, Sung Wook 1977-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of baroclinic eddy feedback on the persistence of jet variability in the two layer model  

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Although it is well known that the persistence of extratropical jet shifts is enhanced by a positive eddy feedback, the dynamics of this feedback is still debated. Two types of mechanisms have been proposed: barotropic mechanisms rely on changes ...

Pablo Zurita-Gotor; Javier Blanco-Fuentes; Edwin P. Gerber

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Table 9a. U.S. Macroeconomic Indicators and CO2 Emissions U.S ...  

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2012 2013 2014 Macroeconomic Real Gross Domestic Product (billion chained 2005 dollars - SAAR) ..... 13,506 13,549 ...

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Global climate feedbacks  

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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.

Manowitz, B.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic impacts of clean coal technologies and acid rain legislation: A comparative analysis  

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In 1987, the National Association of Manufacturers published a study documenting the negative macroeconomic impacts that could occur if proposed acid rain legislation were passed (NAM 1987). These negative impacts would result from the substantially higher electricity rates that would be needed to finance conventional pollution-control retrofits. The US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) wanted to evaluate the macroeconomic impacts of nonregulatory approaches to reduce the emissions of acid rain precursors. DOE/FE therefore directed Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to determine the potential for clean coal technologies (CCTs) to satisfy future electric load growth and achieve greater long-term reductions in emissions at a lower cost than could be achieved through a legislative mandate. This study documents the macroeconomic impacts of CCT deployment without acid rain legislation and compares these results with the corresponding impacts of using conventional technologies and meeting mandatory emission reductions. The Argonne Utility Simulation (ARGUS) model was used to determine the least-cost solution and incremental levelized system costs* over the period 1995-2030 for three scenarios: (1) a baseline scenario, in which no acid rain controls are mandated and no CCTs are deployed; (2) an acid rain (AR) scenario, in which legislation (S. 1894, 100th Congress) is mandated but no CCTs are deployed; and (3) a CCT scenario, in which maximum CCT deployment (specifically, integrated gasification combined-cycle or IGCC technology in repowering and new or greenfield'' applications) occurs but no acid rain legislation is mandated. The Data Resources Inc. (DRI) annual macroeconomic model (which was extended from 2010 to 2030) was used to compute the macroeconomic impacts of the AR and CCT scenarios. 2 refs., 28 figs.

Edwards, B.K.; South, D.W.; Veselka, T.D. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Div.); Gault, N.J. (DRI/McGraw-Hill Energy Service, Lexington, MA (USA))

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STABILIZED FEEDBACK AMPLIFIER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Negative feedback amplifiers, and particularly a negative feedback circuit which is economical on amode power consumption, are described. Basically, the disclosed circuit comprises two tetrode tubes where the output of the first tube is capacitamce coupled to the grid of the second tube, which in turn has its plate coupled to the cathode of the first tube to form a degenerative feedback circuit. Operating potential for screen of the second tube is supplied by connecting the cathode resistor of the first tube to the screen, while the screen is by-passed to the cathode of its tube for the amplified frequencies. Also, the amplifier incorporates a circuit to stabilize the transconductance of the tubes by making the grid potential of each tube interdependent on anode currents of both lubes by voltage divider circuitry.

Fishbine, H.L.; Sewell, C. Jr.

1957-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stationary Waves on a Sphere: Sensitivity to Thermal Feedback  

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Thermal forcing feedback is proposed to be an important mechanism in middle and high latitudes in determining the low-frequency variability of the stationary wave structure. The total diabatic heating in the atmosphere is not due solely to the ...

Harry H. Hendon; Dennis L. Hartmann

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The macroeconomic effects of oil price shocks : why are the 2000s so different from the 1920s?  

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We characterize the macroeconomic performance of a set of industrialized economies in the aftermath of the oil price shocks of the 1970s and of the last decade, focusing on the differences across episodes. We examine four ...

Blanchard, Olivier

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinearity of Carbon Cycle Feedbacks  

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Coupled climate–carbon models have shown the potential for large feedbacks between climate change, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and global carbon sinks. Standard metrics of this feedback assume that the response of land and ocean carbon uptake ...

Kirsten Zickfeld; Michael Eby; H. Damon Matthews; Andreas Schmittner; Andrew J. Weaver

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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“The Long-run Macroeconomic Impacts of Fuel Subsidies in an Oil-importing Developing  

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Many developing and emerging market countries have subsidies on fuel products. Using a small open economy model with a non-traded sector I show how these subsidies impact the steady state levels of macroeconomic aggregates such as consumption, labor supply, and aggregate welfare. These subsidies can lead to crowding out of non-oil consumption, inefficient inter-sectoral allocations of labor, and other distortions in macroeconomic variables. Across steady states aggregate welfare is reduced by these subsidies. This result holds for a country with no oil production and for a net exporter of oil. The distortions in relative prices introduced by the subsidy create most of the welfare losses. How the subsidy is financed is of secondary importance. Aggregate welfare is significantly higher if the subsidies are replaced by lump-sum transfers of equal value.

Michael Plante; Michael Plante A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UWB communication receiver feedback loop  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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)

2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Universe Adventure - Feedback  

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DISTRIBUTED AMPLIFIER INCORPORATING FEEDBACK  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved distributed amplifier system employing feedback for stabilization is presented. In accordance with the disclosed invention, a signal to be amplified is applled to one end of a suitable terminated grid transmission line. At intervals along the transmission line, the signal is fed to stable, resistance-capacitance coupled amplifiers incorporating feedback loops therein. The output current from each amplifier is passed through an additional tube to minimize the electrostatic capacitance between the tube elements of the last stage of the amplifier, and fed to appropriate points on an output transmission line, similar to the grid line, but terminated at the opposite (input) end. The output taken from the unterminated end of the plate transmission line is proportional to the input voltage impressed upon the grid line.

Bell, P.R. Jr.

1958-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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SERVOMECHANISMS WITH FORCE FEEDBACK  

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A class of linear proportional servomechanisms is examined in which an electrical signal proportional to output force is used to improve performance. The effect of this "force feedback" on a positional servomechanism is analyzed as well as the effect on a special type of servomechanism which reflects load forces back to the input. This latter type of servomechanism is called "force reflecting." Laboratory models of these servormechanisms were designed and constructed, and experimental data are presented in support of the analysis. (auth)

Arzbaecher, R.C.

1960-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear continuous feedback controllers  

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Packet-switched communication networks such as today's Internet are built with several interconnected core and distribution packet forwarding routers and several sender and sink transport agents. In order to maintain stability and avoid congestion collapse in the network, the sources control their rate behavior and voluntarily adjust their sending rates to accommodate other sources in the network. In this thesis, we study one class of sender rate control that is modeled using continuous first-order differential equation of the sending rates. In order to adjust the rates appropriately, the network sends continuous packet-loss feedback to the sources. We study a form of closed-loop feedback congestion controllers whose rate adjustments exhibit a nonlinear form. There are three dimensions to our work in this thesis. First, we study the network optimization problem in which sources choose utilities to maximize their underlying throughput. Each sender maximizes its utility proportional to the throughput achieved. In our model, sources choose a utility function to define their level of satisfaction of the underlying resource usages. The objective of this direction is to establish the properties of source utility functions using inequality constrained bounded sets and study the functional forms of utilities against a chosen rate differential equation. Second, stability of the network and tolerance to perturbation are two essential factors that keep communication networks operational around the equilibrium point. Our objective in this part of the thesis is to analytically understand the existence of local asymptotic stability of delayed-feedback systems under homogeneous network delays. Third, we propose a novel tangential controller for a generic maximization function and study its properties using nonlinear optimization techniques. We develop the necessary theoretical background and the properties of our controller to prove that it is a better rate adaptation algorithm for logarithmic utilities compared to the well-studied proportional controllers. We establish the asymptotic local stability of our controller with upper bounds on the increase / decrease gain parameters.

Sitharaman, Sai Ganesh

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Emergency Exercise Feedback Form | Department of Energy  

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DOE Emergency Exercise Feedback Form DOE Emergency Exercise Feedback Form Emergency Exercise Feedback Form DOE Emergency Exercise Feedback Form More Documents & Publications...

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Ocean Feedback Form | Data.gov  

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Feedback Form Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov Communities Ocean Comments or Suggestions Name * Email Topic...

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HVAC Sensors, Controls, and Human Feedback Interfaces  

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HVAC Sensors, HVAC Sensors, Controls, and Human Controls, and Human Feedback Interfaces Feedback Interfaces April 26, 2010 Dr. Amr Gado Emerson Climate Technologies Heating And...

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feedback | OpenEI Community  

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7 7 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142234617 Varnish cache server feedback Home Kyoung's picture Submitted by Kyoung(155) Contributor 13 December, 2012 - 10:01 Geothermal Stakeholder Feedback on the GRR feedback GRR As we head into the holiday season, we thought we'd share with you some of the feedback we've received from industry, agency, consultant and other stakeholder personnel. Thanks again to all, and Happy Holidays! General Syndicate content

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Feedback control of spin systems  

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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.

Claudio Altafini

2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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BUSINESS CYCLES, FISCAL STABILIZATION AND VERTICAL FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: ESSAYS IN INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS  

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My dissertation studies various questions falling into the broad context of macroeconomics and international economics. The questions have macroeconomic components because they are concerned with the behavior of aggregates. Specifically, the second and third chapters of my dissertation study the causes of fluctuations in aggregate macroeconomic variables and the way policy can be coordinated internationally to reduce these fluctuations, respectively. In addition, chapters III and IV address questions that fall into the realm of international economics. They are concerned with the optimal exchange rate regime between two countries, the consequences of partial exchange rate pass-through and the effect of an increase in vertical Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by domestic firms. The framework of my analysis is given by different versions of general equilibrium models. The second chapter of my dissertation decomposes fluctuations in aggregate observables for the UK economy during the 1980s recession. Using a modern accounting procedure, I estimate parameters that describe the economy using annual data from 1970 to 2002. Then, I simulate different versions of the model to find the distortions that are essential in driving the observed fluctuations. I find labor market distortions to be crucial in accounting for the episode, suggesting that the policies of the time were well targeted and effective. The third chapter of my dissertation studies policy coordination in a two-country framework allowing for partial pass-through. In particular, both countries are assumed to have monetary and fiscal stabilization instruments available. The optimal setting of these instruments under differing pass-through regimes is analytically derived. Fiscal policy is found to be used in a counter-cyclical fashion. In addition, the magnitude of fiscal stabilization is the largest when pass-through is partial. In the fourth chapter, I study the consequences of vertical FDI on aggregate productivity and welfare. The framework allows for heterogeneity across firms in two dimensions. It is firms that are at a disadvantage with respect to manufacturing costs that are benefiting most from moving their production process abroad. Overall, the ability to engage in vertical FDI increases productivity, lowers prices and thus increases welfare.

Kersting, Erasmus K.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The design of eco-feedback technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eco-feedback technology provides feedback on individual or group behaviors with a goal of reducing environmental impact. The history of eco-feedback extends back more than 40 years to the origins of environmental psychology. Despite its stated purpose, ... Keywords: eco-feedback, environmental hci, reflective hci, survey

Jon Froehlich; Leah Findlater; James Landay

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating advanced LMR (liquid metal reactor) reactivity feedbacks using SSC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses of the PRISM and SAFR Liquid Metal Reactors with SSC are discussed from a safety and licensing perspective. The PRISM and SAFR reactors with metal fuel are designed for inherent shutdown responses to loss-of-flow and loss-of-heat-sink events. The demonstration of this technology was performed by EBR-II during experiments in April 1986 by ANL (Planchon, et al.). Response to postulated TOPs (control rod withdrawal) are made acceptable largely by reducing reactivity swings, and therefore minimizing the size of possible ractivity insertions. Analyses by DOE and the contractors GE, RI, and ANL take credit for several reactivity feedback mechanisms during transient calculations. These feedbacks include Doppler, sodium density, and thermal expansion of the grid plates, the load pads, the fuel (axial) and the control rod which are now factored into the BNL SSC analyses. The bowing feedback mechanism is not presently modeled in the SSC due to its complexity and subsequent large uncertainty. The analysis is conservative by not taking credit for this negative feedback mechanism. Comparisons of BNL predictions with DOE contractors are provided.

Slovik, G.C.; Van Tuyle, G.J.; Kennett, R.J.; Cheng, H.S.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Multimodal feedback for tabletop interactions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a study into the use of different modalities in providing per contact feedback for interactions on tabletop computers. We replicate the study by Wigdor et al. [3] and confirm their results, and extend the study to examine not ... Keywords: audio, mobile phone, multimodal, tabletop interaction, tactile

Christopher McAdam; Stephen Brewster

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Cloud-Resolving Simulation of Low-Cloud Feedback to an Increase in Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the physical mechanisms of the low cloud feedback through cloud-resolving simulations of cloud-radiative equilibrium response to an increase in sea surface temperature (SST). Six pairs of perturbed and control simulations ...

Kuan-Man Xu; Anning Cheng; Minghua Zhang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

A Water Vapor-Energy Balance Model Designed for Sensitivity Testing of Climatic Feedback Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A zonal mean water vapor-energy balance (WEB) model is formulated to assess feedback interactions of the hydrologic cycle and lapse rate with the radiative fluxes, snow-dependent albedo and transport mechanisms. The WEB model is designed for ...

Robert G. Gallimore

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind-evaporation feedback, angular momentum conservation, and the abrupt onset of monsoons  

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This thesis examines the mechanisms responsible for the abrupt onset of monsoon circulations, focusing on the role played by wind-evaporation feedback and its interaction with angular momentum conserving flow. The first ...

Boos, William R. (William Ronald), 1975-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delayed feedback control of fractional-order chaotic systems  

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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.

Aleksandar Gjurchinovski; Trifce Sandev; Viktor Urumov

2010-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero-rate feedback can achieve the empirical capacity  

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Achieving the empirical capacity using feedback: MemorylessGaussian feedback capacity,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol.14] Y. -H. Kim, “Feedback capacity of stationary Gaussian

Eswaran, Krishnan; Sarwate, A D; Sahai, Anant; Gastpar, M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Sound-Induced Flash Illusion is Resistant to Feedback Training  

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is Resistant to Feedback Training Orna Rosenthal Ć Shinsukewas resistant to feedback training, except when the amountMoreover, the feedback training effect seemed to disappear

Rosenthal, Orna; Shimojo, Shinsuke; Shams, Ladan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Improving feedback from multiple choice tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Providing individual feedback to large groups of students can be difficult. By asking students to record their confidence in multiple choice test answers the quality of feedback can be improved. In a "multiple choice question" (MCQ) test the student ...

William Fone

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Motivational aspects in energy feedback systems design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In harmony with the 3rd HCI wave, the design of residential energy feedback systems (REFS) is an emerging research area in HCI, stimulated by the changes the world has suffered for economic and environmental reasons. Theoretical background ... Keywords: eco-feedback technology, motivation, residential energy feedback systems

Lara Schibelsky Godoy Piccolo; Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Feedback Networks John Gough,Wales  

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Quantum Feedback Networks John Gough,Wales Matt James,ANU #12;· Quantum Feedback · Quantum Networks - I · Classical Electrical Networks · Quantum Networks - II · Examples in Quantum Control Outline #12;· J. Gough and M.R. James, The Series Product and Its Application to Quantum Feedforward and Feedback

James, Matthew

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Rf Feedback free electron laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rf feedback free electron laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A free electron laser system and electron beam system for a free electron laser are provided 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.

Brau, C.A.; Swenson, D.A.; Boyd, T.J. Jr.

1979-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Channel estimation and feedback for multiple antenna communication  

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Finite Rate Feedback”, in Proc. MILCOM, Atlantic City, NJ,nite rate feedback,” in Proc. MILCOM, (Atlantic City, NJ),

Murthy, Chandra Ramabhadra

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Feedback Trading and Intermittent Market Turbulence  

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-frequency, non-fundamental feedback trading model. Price adjustment is driven by the time-varying price impact of net order- flow. In tranquil times feedback trading has no impact on the price level. Given feedback trading intensities, as asset liquidity declines... , Cambridge-Princeton Finance Seminar 2006, and Cantab Capital Partners, and to Andrew Filardo, Bill Janeway, Ewan Kirk, Steven Satchell, Jose Scheinkman, Nikola Tarashev, Christian Upper, and three anonymous referees for their valuable comments. The usual...

Tambakis, Demosthenes N

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Diagnostic Measurement and Performance Feedback for Residential...  

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Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning Equipment Building America Expert Meeting 26-April-2010 Held at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD Diagnostic Measurement and...

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Feedback Cooling of a Single Neutral Atom  

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We demonstrate feedback cooling of the motion of a single rubidium atom trapped in a high-finesse optical resonator to a temperature of about 160 \\mu K. Time-dependent transmission and intensity-correlation measurements prove the reduction of the atomic position uncertainty. The feedback increases the 1/e storage time into the one second regime, 30 times longer than without feedback. Feedback cooling therefore rivals state-of-the-art laser cooling, but with the advantages that it requires less optical access and exhibits less optical pumping.

Markus Koch; Christian Sames; Alexander Kubanek; Matthias Apel; Maximilian Balbach; Alexei Ourjoumtsev; Pepijn W. H. Pinkse; Gerhard Rempe

2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

92

Feedback Cooling of a Single Neutral Atom  

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We demonstrate feedback cooling of the motion of a single rubidium atom trapped in a high-finesse optical resonator to a temperature of about 160 \\mu K. Time-dependent transmission and intensity-correlation measurements prove the reduction of the atomic position uncertainty. The feedback increases the 1/e storage time into the one second regime, 30 times longer than without feedback. Feedback cooling therefore rivals state-of-the-art laser cooling, but with the advantages that it requires less optical access and exhibits less optical pumping.

Koch, Markus; Kubanek, Alexander; Apel, Matthias; Balbach, Maximilian; Ourjoumtsev, Alexei; Pinkse, Pepijn W H; Rempe, Gerhard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Estimating macroeconomic effects of proposed safety and environmental regulations using the new DRI annual model of the US economy  

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The long-run macroeconomic effects of proposed environmental and safety regulations are analyzed by use of DRI's (Data Resources, Inc.) new annual model of the US economy. This annual model has fewer variables than the DRI quarterly US economy model. Many short-run cyclical factors have been condensed while long-run supply factors have been enhanced. The model was used to estimate the macroeconomic effects of proposed simultaneous application of (1) new safety regulations regarding air bags or automatic seat belts on cars in 1984 and thereafter, and (2) tight acid-rain environmental regulations for coal-using electric utilities and industry. The effects of the regulations while favorable in the short run, were found to be quite adverse over the long run. Regulatory effects were further analyzed under the assumption that the initial application of regulations was accompanied by a shock in world oil prices (similar to situations in the 1970s when regulatory costs rose simultaneously with the two major energy price shocks). However, a synergistic effect between the shock and new regulation cost was not found.

Teotia, A.P.; Santini, D.J.; Caton, C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Solar heat pipe feedback turbogenerator  

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The conversion of radiant heat to electricity by a heat pipe-turbogenerator combination is described. The heat pipe-tubogenerator assembly is suitably externally insulated, as by a vacuum shield, to prevent heat losses and heat is recovered from the condenser portion of the heat pipe and returned to the evaporator portions. An application of the generic invention is discussed which it is employed on wall or roof portions of a building and serves as at least a partial supporting structure for these. In another application the solar heat pipe feedback turbogenerator may be incorporated in or used with reflective means, such as reflective sheet material of large area positioned to direct solar radiation onto the evaporator section of the heat pipe. The reflective means may be changed in position to follow the sun to produce maximum power during operation.

Decker, B.J.

1978-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

95

Multimedia Feedback Systems for Engineering  

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The World Wide Web has become a key tool for information sharing. Engineers and scientists are finding that the web is especially suited to publishing the graphical, multi-layered information that is typical of their work. Web pages are easier to distribute than hardcopy. Web movies have become more accessible, in many offices, than videos. Good VRML viewing software, bundled with most new PCs, has sufficient power to support many engineering needs. In addition to publishing information science and engineering has an important tradition of peer and customer review. Reports, drawings and graphs are typically printed, distributed, reviewed, marked up, and returned to the author. Adding review comments to paper is easy. When, however, the information is in electronic form, this ease of review goes away. It's hard to write on videos. It's even harder to write comments on animated 3D models. These feedback limitations reduce the value of the information overall. Fortunately, the web can also be a useful tool for collecting peer and customer review information. When properly formed, web reports, movies, and 3D animations can be readily linked to review notes. This paper describes three multimedia feed-back systems that Sandia National Laboratories has developed to tap that potential. Each system allows people to make context-sensitive comments about specific web content and electronically ties the comments back to the web content being referenced. The fuel system ties comments to specific web pages, the second system ties the comments to specific frames of digital movies, and the third ties the comments to specific times and viewpoints within 3D animations. In addition to the technologies, this paper describes how they are being used to support intelligent machine systems design at Sandia.

Gladwell, S.; Gottlieb, E.J.; McDonald, M.J.; Slutter, C.L.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

96

Multimedia Feedback Systems for Engineering  

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The World Wide Web has become a key tool for information sharing. Engineers and scientists are finding that the web is especially suited to publishing the graphical, multi-layered information that is typical of their work. Web pages are easier to distribute than hardcopy. Web movies have become more accessible, in many offices, than videos. Good VRML viewing software, bundled with most new PCs, has sufficient power to support many engineering needs. In addition to publishing information science and engineering has an important tradition of peer and customer review. Reports, drawings and graphs are typically printed, distributed, reviewed, marked up, and returned to the author. Adding review comments to paper is easy. When, however, the information is in electronic form, this ease of review goes away. It's hard to write on videos. It's even harder to write comments on animated 3D models. These feedback limitations reduce the value of the information overall. Fortunately, the web can also be a useful tool for collecting peer and customer review information. When properly formed, web reports, movies, and 3D animations can be readily linked to review notes. This paper describes three multimedia feed-back systems that Sandia National Laboratories has developed to tap that potential. Each system allows people to make context-sensitive comments about specific web content and electronically ties the comments back to the web content being referenced. The fuel system ties comments to specific web pages, the second system ties the comments to specific frames of digital movies, and the third ties the comments to specific times and viewpoints within 3D animations. In addition to the technologies, this paper describes how they are being used to support intelligent machine systems design at Sandia.

Gladwell, S.; Gottlieb, E.J.; McDonald, M.J.; Slutter, C.L.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

97

Using feedback to regulate gene expression in a developmental control architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present what we believe is the first attempt to physically reconstruct the exploratory mechanism of genetic regulatory networks. Feedback plays a crucial role during developmental processes and its mechanisms have recently become much clearer due ... Keywords: adaptation/self-adaptation, developmental processes, evolvable hardware, gene regulatory networks, signal processing

Kester Clegg; Susan Stepney; Tim Clarke

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

European Economic Review 18 11982)243-248. Norfh-Holle,nd Publishing Company THE OIL SHOCKS AND MACROECONOMIC ADJUSTMEN'F IN  

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/38, USA Though 'supply-side economics' is politically ascendant in the United States, the relative importance of supply versus demand factors in r,x:ent U.S. macroeconomic history remains in strong dispute the oil price increases a~d pre-ta~: profitability remained strong throughout the 1970s. Demand factors

99

Detecting vegetation-precipitation feedbacks in mid-Holocene North Africa from two climate models  

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Using two climate-vegetation model simulations from the Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model (FOAM) and the Community Climate System Model (CCSM, version 2), we investigate vegetation-precipitation feedbacks across North Africa during the mid-Holocene. From mid-Holocene snapshot runs of FOAM and CCSM2, we detect a negative feedback at the annual timescale with our statistical analysis. Using the Monte- Carlo bootstrap method, the annual negative feedback is further confirmed to be significant in both simulations. Additional analysis shows that this negative interaction is partially caused by the competition between evaporation and transpiration in North African grasslands. Furthermore, we find the feedbacks decrease with increasing timescales, and change signs from positive to negative at increasing timescales in FOAM. The proposed mechanism for this sign switch is associated with the different persistent timescales of upper and lower soil water contents, and their interactions with vegetation and atmospheric precipitation.

Wang, Yi; Notaro, Michael; Liu, Zhengyu; Gallimore, Robert; Levis, Samuel; Kutzbach, John E.

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

100

Carbon Credit Capital and Feedback Ventures JV | Open Energy...  

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Feedback Ventures JV Jump to: navigation, search Name Carbon Credit Capital and Feedback Ventures JV Place India Sector Carbon Product String representation "Carbon Credit C ......

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Federal Energy Management Program: Information and Feedback Institutio...  

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Feedback Institutional Change Principle to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Information and Feedback Institutional Change Principle on Facebook Tweet...

102

Feedback Requirements for SASE-FELs  

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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.

Loos, Henrik; /SLAC

2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

103

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Help > Feedback Help > Feedback Rate Us - ORNL DAAC Feedback Forum To improve service to our customers, this forum provides a means to monitor user satisfaction. Please take a moment to tell us about your experience. Consider Data availability, accessibility, and value Web navigation and content Customer service Your responses will remain anonymous in keeping with our Privacy Policy. Select one of the following options that best describes your experience with the ORNL DAAC. Positive Mixed Negative If you wish to add comments or to explain your rating, please enter your comments in the box below. If you would like us to reply to your comments or concern, please enter your e-mail address here: Please solve the following simple math problem: 4 x 2 = help icon Submit Feedback Clear form

104

Decomposition of radiational effects of model feedbacks  

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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.

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

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Final report, Feedback limitations of photosynthesis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Final report of research on carbon metabolism of photosynthesis. The feedback from carbon metabolism to primary photosynthetic processes is summarized, and a comprehensive list of published scientific papers is provided.

Sharkey, Thomas D.

1999-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

106

When does feedback facilitate learning of words?  

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ON LONG-TERM RECALL When Does Feedback Facilitate Learningperformance during learning, it does so at the expense ofduring training, it often does so at the expense of longer

Pashler, Harold; Cepeda, N J; Wixted, J T; Rohrer, D

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Feedback Capacity of the Compound Channel  

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In this work, we find the capacity of a compound finite-state channel (FSC) with time-invariant deterministic feedback. We consider the use of fixed length block codes over the compound channel. Our achievability result ...

Shrader, Brooke E.

108

HYDRAULIC SERVO CONTROL MECHANISM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hydraulic servo control mechanism of compact construction and low fluid requirements is described. The mechanism consists of a main hydraulic piston, comprising the drive output, which is connected mechanically for feedback purposes to a servo control piston. A control sleeve having control slots for the system encloses the servo piston, which acts to cover or uncover the slots as a means of controlling the operation of the system. This operation permits only a small amount of fluid to regulate the operation of the mechanism, which, as a result, is compact and relatively light. This mechanism is particuiarly adaptable to the drive and control of control rods in nuclear reactors. (auth)

Hussey, R.B.; Gottsche, M.J. Jr.

1963-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

109

Some Notes on Wideband Feedback Amplifiers  

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The extension of the passband of wideband amplifiers is a highly important problem to the designer of electronic circuits. Throughout the electronics industry and in many research programs in physics and allied fields where extensive use is made of video amplifiers, the foremost requirement is a passband of maximum width. This is necessary if it is desired to achieve a more faithful reproduction of transient wave forms, a btter time resolution in physical measurements, or perhaps just a wider band gain-frequency response to sine wave signals. The art of electronics is continually faced with this omnipresent amplifier problem. In particular, the instrumentation techniques of nuclear physics require amplifiers with short rise times, a high degree of gain stability, and a linear response to high signal levels. While the distributed amplifier{sup 1} may solve the problems of those seeking only a wide passband, the requirements of stability and linearity necessitate using feedback circuits. This paper considers feedback amplifiers from the standpoint of high-frequency performance. The circuit conditions for optimum steady-state (sinusoidal) and transient response are derived and practical circuits (both interstage and output) are presented which fulfill these conditions. In general, the results obtained may be applied to the low-frequency end. The fundamental limitation in feedback amplifiers arises from the over-all phase shift in the amplifier and in some cases, the feedback circuit as well. As the shift in phase approaches 180 degrees on either side of the mid-band, the feedback becomes positive, resulting in regeneration and possible oscillation. The relationships between attenuation and phase shift necessary for amplifier stability have been formulated and published{sup 2}. It is the phase shift and its attendant difficulties that make feeback over more than three stages impractical for video amplifiers; and while three-tube feedback{sup 3} is feasible on theoretical grounds, it is difficult to design practical circuits which use the feedback to the best advantage. Fig. 1 shows two of the most satisfactory three-tube feedback loops which have been used for video purposes. The circuit in Fig. 1a accomplishes the feeback through the common plate impedance of T{sub 1}. The one serious shortcoming of this circuit is that the gain of T{sub 1} is not stabilized. This tube merely serves to drive the feedback loop encompassing T{sub 2},T{sub 3}, and T{sub 4}. For this reason the circuit is inadequate when used in those applications where the virtues of feedback; e.g., stability, linearity, are required.

Fitch, V.

1949-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

110

Opportunistic Scheduling in Multiuser OFDM Systems with Clustered Feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a random access based feedback protocol for multiuser orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) systems with clustered feedback, where users are assigned to clusters of subcarriers based on the feedback of channel state ... Keywords: Limited feedback, OFDMA, Scheduling

Taiwen Tang; Chan-Byoung Chae; Robert W. Heath, Jr.; Sunghyun Cho; Sangboh Yun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

feedback on the DARPA ICV "Methodology for Evaluation of ...  

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EWG/ICV Online Forum. feedback on the DARPA ICV " Methodology for Evaluation of Collaboration Systems". ...

112

A Fast Feedback System for CEBAF  

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A fast feedback system based on concepts of modern control theory has been implemented in the CEBAF Control System to stabilize various machine parameters. The continuous wave operation of CEBAF requires that parameters such as beam energy and position are stabilized against fast fluctuations. The beam energy must be stabilized against fast gradient and phase fluctuations in the RF accelerating system. This fast feedback system currently operates at 60 Hz rate and is integrated with EPICS. The mathematical model of the system for various feedback loops is expressed in state space formalism. The design of control law and simulation of closed-loop system response is performed using Matlab ™ and Simulink ™. This paper describes the process of designing control algorithms, implementation of the fast feedback system and operational experience with this system at CEBAF. The performance of this feedback system, while operating at much higher rates with high closed loop gain, can be enhanced by continually performing on-line identification of the system from the input and output data. System identification is the process of developing or improving an analytically derived mathematical representation of a physical system using experimental data. The current status of this feature is presented. I.

M. P. Chowdhary; G. A. Krafft; H. Shoaee; W. A. Watson

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Evaporation-Wind Feedback and Low-Frequency Variability in the Tropical Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mechanism by which feedback between zonal wind perturbations and evaporation can create unstable, low-frequency modes in a simple two-layer model of the tropical troposphere is presented. The modes resemble the 30–50 day oscillation. A series ...

J. David Neelin; Isaac M. Held; Kerry H. Cook

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Electricity Use Feedback Pilot and Research Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a summary of ongoing and planned research related to the impact of feedback on household electricity use. It does so through a detailed comparative description of the design of ongoing and planned utility research projects. As the most up-to-date and complete synthesis of utility-funded feedback research available, it provides utilities with a means for understanding both the outstanding research issues and what is being done (and by whom) to resolve them. It will help utilities dete...

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

115

Closed orbit feedback with digital signal processing  

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The closed orbit feedback experiment conducted on the SPEAR using the singular value decomposition (SVD) technique and digital signal processing (DSP) is presented. The beam response matrix, defined as beam motion at beam position monitor (BPM) locations per unit kick by corrector magnets, was measured and then analyzed using SVD. Ten BPMs, sixteen correctors, and the eight largest SVD eigenvalues were used for closed orbit correction. The maximum sampling frequency for the closed loop feedback was measured at 37 Hz. Using the proportional and integral (PI) control algorithm with the gains Kp = 3 and K{sub I} = 0.05 and the open-loop bandwidth corresponding to 1% of the sampling frequency, a correction bandwidth ({minus}3 dB) of approximately 0.8 Hz was achieved. Time domain measurements showed that the response time of the closed loop feedback system for 1/e decay was approximately 0.25 second. This result implies {approximately} 100 Hz correction bandwidth for the planned beam position feedback system for the Advanced Photon Source storage ring with the projected 4-kHz sampling frequency.

Chung, Y.; Kirchman, J.; Lenkszus, F. [and others

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Sensitivity of the Outgoing Longwave Radiation to Surface Temperature: Modeling the Opacity Feedback and Experiments with a Variable Cloud-Top Temperature Provision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An efficient longwave scheme for climate models originally suggested by Sasamori is modified to correctly simulate the water vapor-temperature feedback mechanism. It is found that the modified scheme with a fixed cloud-top altitude (FCA) ...

Binyamin U. Neeman; Joachim H. Joseph; George Ohring

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Investigating a model of optimised AGN feedback  

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Feedback heating from AGN in massive galaxies and galaxy clusters can be thought of as a naturally occurring control system which plays a significant role in regulating both star formation rates and the X-ray luminosity of the surrounding hot gas. In the simplest case, negative feedback can be viewed as a system response that is `optimised' to minimise deviations from equilibrium, such that the system rapidly evolves towards a steady state. However, a general solution of this form appears to be incompatible with radio observations which indicate intermittent AGN outbursts. Here, we explore an energetically favourable scenario in which feedback is required to both balance X-ray gas cooling, and minimise the sum of the energy radiated by the gas and the energy injected by the AGN. This specification is equivalent to ensuring that AGN heating balances the X-ray gas cooling with minimum black hole growth. It is shown that minimum energy heating occurs in discrete events, and not at a continuous, constant level. Furthermore, systems with stronger feedback experience proportionally more powerful heating events, but correspondingly smaller duty cycles. Interpreting observations from this perspective would imply that stronger feedback occurs in less massive objects - elliptical galaxies, rather than galaxy clusters. One direct consequence of this effect would be that AGN heating events are sufficiently powerful to expel hot gas from the gravitational potential of a galaxy, but not a galaxy cluster, which is consistent with theoretical explanations for the steepening of the L_X-T relation at temperatures below 1-2 keV.

Edward C. D. Pope

2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

118

Quantum measurements in continuous time, non Markovian evolutions and feedback  

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In this article we reconsider a version of quantum trajectory theory based on the stochastic Schr\\"odinger equation with stochastic coefficients, which was mathematically introduced in the '90s, and we develop it in order to describe the non Markovian evolution of a quantum system continuously measured and controlled thanks to a measurement based feedback. Indeed, realistic descriptions of a feedback loop have to include delay and thus need a non Markovian theory. The theory allows to put together non Markovian evolutions and measurements in continuous time in agreement with the modern axiomatic formulation of quantum mechanics. To illustrate the possibilities of such a theory, we apply it to a two-level atom stimulated by a laser. We introduce closed loop control too, via the stimulating laser, with the aim to enhance the "squeezing" of the emitted light, or other typical quantum properties. Note that here we change the point of view with respect to the usual applications of control theory. In our model the "system" is the two-level atom, but we do not want to control its state, to bring the atom to a final target state. Our aim is to control the "Mandel $Q$-parameter" and the spectrum of the emitted light; in particular the spectrum is not a property at a single time, but involves a long interval of times (a Fourier transform of the autocorrelation function of the observed output is needed).

Alberto Barchielli; Matteo Gregoratti

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

119

Inductive compensation of operational amplifiers in feedback circuits  

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In this thesis I designed, implemented, and tested an integrated-circuit feedback compensator that uses inductors as compensation elements. Introducing inductors as feedback elements makes it possible to implement lead ...

Adams, Douglas Jay Kozak

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Feedback | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Feedback Feedback Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds...

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121

Time-Varying Climate Sensitivity from Regional Feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of global climate with respect to forcing is generally described in terms of the global climate feedback—the global radiative response per degree of global annual mean surface temperature change. While the global climate feedback ...

Kyle C. Armour; Cecilia M. Bitz; Gerard H. Roe

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Comments on “Current GCMs’ Unrealistic Negative Feedback in the Arctic”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Contrasting our expectation of a positive lapse-rate feedback associated with the Arctic inversion, Boé et al. (2009) report that strong present-day Arctic temperature inversions are associated with stronger negative longwave feedbacks and thus ...

Felix Pithan; Thorsten Mauritsen

123

Comments on “Current GCMs' Unrealistic Negative Feedback in the Arctic”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In contrast to prior studies showing a positive lapse-rate feedback associated with the Arctic inversion, Boé et al. reported that strong present-day Arctic temperature inversions are associated with stronger negative longwave feedbacks and thus ...

Felix Pithan; Thorsten Mauritsen

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Longitudinal and Transverse Feedback Kickers for the ALS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Collective Effects in the ALS", 1. M. Byrd and J. Corlett,Feedback Kickers for the ALS J. N. Corlett, J. Johnson, G.bunch feedback systems at the ALS. Transverse kickers are of

Corlett, J.N.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Tracking and learning: exploring dual functions of residential energy feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Residential energy feedback is widely promoted as a promising form of persuasive technology based on its effectiveness in field studies. However, previous research has treated "feedback" as a unified construct, despite a wide variety of device types ... Keywords: energy, feedback, persuasive technology, psychology, usability

Beth Karlin

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Reorientation of linear switched systems using state feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A characterisation is obtained for the controlled and conditioned invariants of a linear switched system under feedback. The existence of a maximal consistent subspace with feedback is shown and is computed. A few sufficient conditions under which the ... Keywords: Consistent subspace, Jump subspace, Linear complementarity systems, State feedback, Switched systems, Well-posedness

H. Priyadarshan, Harish K. Pillai

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Climate Feedbacks in CCSM3 under Changing CO2 Forcing. Part II: Variation of Climate Feedbacks and Sensitivity with Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Are equilibrium climate sensitivity and the associated radiative feedbacks a constant property of the climate system, or do they change with forcing magnitude and base climate? Using the radiative kernel technique, feedbacks and climate ...

Alexandra K. Jonko; Karen M. Shell; Benjamin M. Sanderson; Gokhan Danabasoglu

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

External-Feedback Laser Cooling of Gases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the laser cooling of polarizable particles by continuous dispersive position detection and active feedback. The magnitude of the dissipative force is proportional to the particles' photon scattering rate into the detector, while its velocity dependence is determined by the programmable frequency dependence of the loop gain. The method combines final temperatures near the recoil limit with large velocity capture range, and is applicable to multilevel atoms or molecules.

Vladan Vuletic; Adam T. Black; James K. Thompson

2004-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

129

Photoionising feedback in star cluster formation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the first ever hydrodynamic calculations of star cluster formation that incorporate the effect of feedback from ionising radiation. In our simulations, the ionising source forms in the cluster core at the intersection of several dense filaments of inflowing gas. We show that these filaments collimate ionised outflows and suggest such an environmental origin for at least some observed outflows in regions of massive star formation. Our simulations show both positive feedback (i.e. promotion of star formation in neutral gas compressed by expanding HII regions) and negative feedback (i.e. suppression of the accretion flow in to the central regions). We show that the volume filling factor of ionised gas is very different in our simulations than would result from the case where the central source interacted with an azimuthally smoothed gas density distribution. As expected, gas density is the key parameter in determining whether clusters are unbound by photoionising radiation. Nevertheless, we find - on account of the acceleration of a small fraction of the gas to high velocities in the outflows - that the deposition in the gas of an energy that exceeds the binding energy of the cluster is not a sufficient criterion for unbinding the bulk of the cluster mass.

J. E. Dale; I. A. Bonnell; C. J. Clarke; M. R. Bate

2005-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

130

Residential Feedback Devices and Programs: Opportunities for Natural Gas  

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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.

Kerr, R.; Tondro, M.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Information-technology approach to quantum feedback control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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.

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

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Effects of feedback on residential electricity consumption: A literature review  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews 17 studies assessing the effect of information feedback on residential electricity consumption. Most of the studies were conducted in experimental or quasi-experimental conditions. The studies reviewed used (1) both feedback and incentives, (2) goal setting, (3) cost information feedback, and (4) displays. The study findings, taken together, provide some evidence that feedback is effective in reducing electricity consumption, although questions remain concerning the conditions under which feedback can best be provided. Reductions in consumption found in most of the studies ranged from 5% to 20%. Utility companies are the most likely source of feedback information for residential customers. Three of the studies investigated utility feedback projects. The report discusses the policy implications of these as well as the other studies. The report also lists questions remaining to be researched. 13 refs., 1 tab.

Farhar, B.C.; Fitzpatrick, C.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Cloud feedback studies with a physics grid  

SciTech Connect

During this project the investigators implemented a fully parallel version of dual-grid approach in main frame code ICON, implemented a fully conservative first-order interpolation scheme for horizontal remapping, integrated UCLA-LES micro-scale model into ICON to run parallely in selected columns, and did cloud feedback studies on aqua-planet setup to evaluate the classical parameterization on a small domain. The micro-scale model may be run in parallel with the classical parameterization, or it may be run on a "physics grid" independent of the dynamics grid.

Dipankar, Anurag [Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg; Stevens, Bjorn [Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg

2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

134

Some Notes on Wideband Feedback Amplifiers  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The extension of the passband of wideband amplifiers is a highly important problem to the designer of electronic circuits. Throughout the electronics industry and in many research programs in physics and allied fields where extensive use is made of video amplifiers, the foremost requirement is a passband of maximum width. This is necessary if it is desired to achieve a more faithful reproduction of transient wave forms, a better time resolution in physical measurements, or perhaps just a wider band gain-frequency response to sine wave signals. The art of electronics is continually faced with this omnipresent amplifier problem. In particular, the instrumentation techniques of nuclear physics require amplifiers with short rise times, a high degree of gain stability, and a linear response to high signal levels. While the distributed amplifier may solve the problems of those seeking only a wide passband, the requirements of stability and linearity necessitate using feedback circuits. This paper considers feedback amplifiers from the standpoint of high-frequency performance. The circuit conditions for optimum steady-state (sinusoidal) and transient response are derived and practical circuits (both interstage and output) are presented which fulfill these conditions. In general, the results obtained may be applied to the low-frequency end.

Fitch, V.

1949-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

135

Laser photon statistics in the feedback loop  

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A mere correspondence between the electron statistics and the photon one vanishes in the feedback loop (FBL). It means that the direct photodetection, supplying us with the electron statistics, does not provide us with a wished information about the laser photon statistics. For getting this information we should think up another measurement procedure, and we in the article suggest applying the three-level laser as a auxiliary measuring device. This laser has impressive property, namely, its photon statistics survive information about the initial photon statistics of the laser which excites coherently the three-level medium. Thus, if we choose the laser in the FBL as exciting the three-level laser, then we have an possibility to evaluate its initial photon statistics by means of direct detecting the three-level laser emission. Finally, this approach allows us to conclude the feedback is not capable of creating a regularity in the laser light beam. Contrary, the final photon fluctuations turn out to be always even bigger. The mentioned above feature of the three-level laser takes place only for the strong interaction between the lasers (exciting and excited). It means the initial state of the exciting laser is changed dramatically, so our measurement procedure can not be identified with some non-demolition one.

T. Yu. Golubeva; Yu. M. Golubev

2005-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

136

An Elicitation of the Dynamic Nature of Water Vapor Feedback in Climate Change Using a 1D Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concept of feedback has been used by several authors in the field of climate science to describe the behavior of models and to assess the importance of the different mechanisms at stake. Here, a simple 1D model of climate has been built to ...

Stéphane Hallegatte; Alain Lahellec; Jean-Yves Grandpeix

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Guidelines for Designing Effective Energy Information Feedback Pilots: Research Protocols  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enhanced and timely information regarding consumers electricity use and costs, known as feedback, may significantly influence their behavior across a broad spectrum of usage and acquisition decisions. Such information feedback has become increasingly important in light of widespread investments in Smart Grid technologies. This report identifies protocols for three phases of energy information feedback pilotsresearch design, analysis, and reportingalong with three example applications. When used as the co...

2010-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

138

EPRI Feedback Pilot Design Workshops: Context and Workshop Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI held two Feedback Pilot Design Workshops in 2010 in Columbus, Ohio (hosted by AEP Ohio) and in Dallas, Texas. The workshops were based on the 2010 EPRI report entitled "Guidelines for Designing Effective Energy Information Feedback Pilots: Research Protocols" (Product ID 1020855), which provides guidelines on using experimental design in order to clearly attribute pilot impacts to the feedback treatments. The workshops were developed to guide utilities through the process of using the protocols, as ...

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

139

Three essays on macroeconomics  

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in all cases. row presents the percent standard deviation ofThe third row indicates the percent standard deviation ofage groups. Rows 2 and 3 show that the standard deviation of

Pruitt, Seth James

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Nonfarm labor productivity is expected to diminish from its current high level to a more sustainable level between 1.8 and 2.6 percent for the remainder of the forecast period...

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141

Essays in macroeconomics  

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This dissertation consists of three essays. The first one studies the effect of labor policy, in particular of firing costs, on financially restricted firms. It proposes and models an effect of firing costs that has not ...

Bennett, Herman Z

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Essays on international macroeconomics  

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This thesis examines the impact of terms of trade shocks on commodity-exporting small, open economies. The first chapter examines whether households, firms and policymakers in these economies can distinguish between temporary ...

Rees, Daniel Morgan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Feedback communication systems : fundamental limits and control-theoretic approach  

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to communication with feedback: Fundamental limits and codeand P. Viswanath. Fundamentals of Wireless Communication.Communication Systems: Fundamental Limits and Control-

Ardestanizadeh, Ehsan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Beam-based Feedback for the Linac Coherent Light Source  

SciTech Connect

Beam-based feedback control loops are required by the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) program in order to provide fast, single-pulse stabilization of beam parameters. Eight transverse feedback loops, a 6 x 6 longitudinal feedback loop, and a loop to maintain the electron bunch charge were successfully prototyped in MATLAB for the LCLS, and have been maintaining stability of the LCLS electron beam at beam rates up to 30Hz. In the final commissioning phase of LCLS the beam will be operating at up to 120Hz. In order to run the feedback loops at beam rate, the feedback loops will be implemented in EPICS IOCs with a dedicated ethernet multi-cast network. This paper will discuss the design of the beam-based Fast Feedback System for LCLS. Topics include MATLAB feedback prototyping, algorithm for 120Hz feedback, network design for fast data transport, actuator and sensor design for single-pulse control and sensor readback, and feedback configuration and runtime control.

Fairley, D.; Allison, S.; Chevtsov, S.; Chu, P.; Decker, F.J.; Emma, P.; Frisch, J.; Himel, T.; Kim, K.; Krejcik, P.; Loos, H.; Lahey, T.; Natampalli, P.; Peng, S.; Rogind, D.; Shoaee, H.; Straumann, T.; Williams, E.; White, G.; Wu, J.; Zelazney, M.; /SLAC

2010-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

145

Clock mechanisms and their effects, leads into steam engine  

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In a clock-maker’s shop, Simon Schaffer explains the great precision needed to make clocks, and the development of standardized parts. The feed-back mechanisms or governors are absolutely essential in the first stationary steam engines....

Dugan, David

2004-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

146

Combustion diagnostic for active engine feedback control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

147

An Overview of Analog Feedback Part II: Amplifier Configurations in Generic Device Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this second installment of a two part paper that overviews analog feedback circuits, computationally efficient and general feedback analysis techniques applicable to virtually all three and four terminal device technologies are formulated. As developed ... Keywords: closed loop, compensation, damping, feedback, global feedback, local feedback, loop gain, return ratio, signal flow theory

G. Palumbo; J. Choma, Jr.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

On optimal feedback allocation in multichannel wireless downlinks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper studies feedback resource allocation in the downlink of a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) multichannel wireless system. We consider a downlink network with a single base station, L shared channels and N mobile users. Throughput ... Keywords: downlink scheduling, limited feedback, throughput optimality

Ming Ouyang; Lei Ying

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Cloud Feedbacks in the Climate System: A Critical Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper offers a critical review of the topic of cloud–climate feedbacks and exposes some of the underlying reasons for the inherent lack of understanding of these feedbacks and why progress might be expected on this important climate problem ...

Graeme L. Stephens

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Collecting relevance feedback on titles and photographs in weblog posts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate new interfaces that allow users to specify topics of interest in streams of weblog stories by providing relevance feedback to a search algorithm. Noting that weblog stories often contain photographs taken by the blogger during the course ... Keywords: photographs, relevance feedback, user interfaces for machine learning, user study, weblogs

Amy Campbell; Christopher Wienberg; Andrew Gordon

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Enhancing query translation with relevance feedback in translingual information retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an effective technique for improving retrieval effectiveness, relevance feedback (RF) has been widely studied in both monolingual and translingual information retrieval (TLIR). The studies of RF in TLIR have been focused on query expansion (QE), in ... Keywords: Query expansion, Relevance feedback, Translation enhancement, Translingual information retrieval

Daqing He; Dan Wu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Double visual feedback in the rehabilitation of upper limb  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stroke patients may have limb paralysis or disturbance of consciousness. In the rehabilitation system, the main task of human-computer interaction focused on visual interaction. In this study, it has been confirmed that the visual feedback system in ... Keywords: consciousness, rehabilitation, visual feedback

Liu Enchen; Sui Jianfeng; Christopher Young; Ji Linhong

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Policing congestion response in an internetwork using re-feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a novel feedback arrangement, termed re-feedback. It ensures metrics in data headers such as time to live and congestion notification will arrive at each relay carrying a truthful prediction of the remainder of their path. We propose ... Keywords: QoS, characterisation, congestion, incentives, policing

Bob Briscoe; Arnaud Jacquet; Carla Di Cairano-Gilfedder; Alessandro Salvatori; Andrea Soppera; Martin Koyabe

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Designing eco-feedback systems for everyday life  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eco-feedback systems currently frame householders as micro-resource managers, who weigh up the costs and benefits of their consumption, and make autonomous, rational and efficient decisions. Reporting on findings from a qualitative study of three Australian ... Keywords: consumption, demand management, eco-feedback, energy, smart meters, sustainable hci, water

Yolande A.A. Strengers

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Effects of Supernova Feedback on the Formation of Galaxies  

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We study the effects of Supernova (SN) feedback on the formation of galaxies using hydrodynamical simulations in a Lambda-CDM cosmology. We use an extended version of the code GADGET-2 which includes chemical enrichment and energy feedback by Type II and Type Ia SN, metal-dependent cooling and a multiphase model for the gas component. We focus on the effects of SN feedback on the star formation process, galaxy morphology, evolution of the specific angular momentum and chemical properties. We find that SN feedback plays a fundamental role in galaxy evolution, producing a self-regulated cycle for star formation, preventing the early consumption of gas and allowing disks to form at late times. The SN feedback model is able to reproduce the expected dependence on virial mass, with less massive systems being more strongly affected.

Cecilia Scannapieco; Patricia B. Tissera; Simon D. M. White; Volker Springel

2008-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

156

The Information Flow and Capacity of Channels with Noisy Feedback  

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In this paper, we consider some long-standing problems in communication systems with access to noisy feedback. We introduce a new notion, the residual directed information, to capture the effective information flow (i.e. mutual information between the message and the channel outputs) in the forward channel. In light of this new concept, we first investigate discrete memoryless channels (DMC) with noisy feedback and prove that the noisy feedback capacity is not achievable by using any typical closed-loop encoder (non-trivially taking feedback information to produce channel inputs). We then provide a channel coding theorem in terms of the residual directed information to characterize the capacity of channels with noisy feedback. We further show that the capacity can be simply characterized by the causal conditional directed information when channels satisfy the strong converse property.

Li, Chong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

An Optimization Framework for Driver Feedback Systems  

SciTech Connect

Modern vehicles have sophisticated electronic control units that can control engine operation with discretion to balance fuel economy, emissions, and power. These control units are designed for specific driving conditions (e.g., different speed profiles for highway and city driving). However, individual driving styles are different and rarely match the specific driving conditions for which the units were designed. In the research reported here, we investigate driving-style factors that have a major impact on fuel economy and construct an optimization framework to optimize individual driving styles with respect to these driving factors. In this context, we construct a set of polynomial metamodels to reflect the responses produced in fuel economy by changing the driving factors. Then, we compare the optimized driving styles to the original driving styles and evaluate the effectiveness of the optimization framework. Finally, we use this proposed framework to develop a real-time feedback system, including visual instructions, to enable drivers to alter their driving styles in response to actual driving conditions to improve fuel efficiency.

Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL; Aguilar, Juan P. [Georgia Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

THE PLUTONIUM FEEDBACK APPROACH TO NUCLEAR POWER  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear parameter variations are presented for sodium graphite reactors using Pu-spiked natural U as fuel. The fuel feed is assumed to be natural U, and the important variables are the initial amount of excess reactivity, lattice spacing, and alpha , the ratio of Pu/sup 239/ to U/sup 235/ in the feed material. The system is called "steady state" in that the ratios, N/sub 40/N/sub 49/ = sigma /sub c(49)// sigma /sub a(40)/ and N/sub 41//N/sub 4 9/ = sigma /sub c(49)/ / sigma /sub a(41)/, obtained from setting the build-up equations to zero are assumed for the feed concentrations, and the feed material to the reactor is always the same. During irradiation, the U/sup 235/ and U/sup 238/ concentrations steadily decline while the Pu isotope concentrations initially increase, then decline. To ensure sufficient plutonium for feed material, it is necessary to remove the fuel from the reactor before the Pu content drops below its initial value. Although the reactivity variations presented were calculated specifically for sodium graphite reactors, they may be applied to any thermal reactor using Pu-spiked natural U as fuel. The reactivity changes are determined primarily by the fuel characteristics and are only slightly dependent on the other material in the reactor core. An analysis which estimates the effect of Pu feedback opcration fuel costs is given. (auth) in terms of nuclear power cost reduction are discussed (auth)

Roderick, C.

1955-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

159

Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

monthly energy feedback and monthly energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

160

Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

energy feedback and energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

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161

Multiple Access Channels with Generalized Feedback and Confidential Messages  

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This paper considers the problem of secret communication over a multiple access channel with generalized feedback. Two trusted users send independent confidential messages to an intended receiver, in the presence of a passive eavesdropper. In this setting, an active cooperation between two trusted users is enabled through using channel feedback in order to improve the communication efficiency. Based on rate-splitting and decode-and-forward strategies, achievable secrecy rate regions are derived for both discrete memoryless and Gaussian channels. Results show that channel feedback improves the achievable secrecy rates.

Tang, Xiaojun; Spasojevic, Predrag; Poor, H Vincent

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Geothermal Stakeholder Feedback on the GRR | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geothermal Stakeholder Feedback on the GRR Geothermal Stakeholder Feedback on the GRR Home > Groups > Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap Kyoung's picture Submitted by Kyoung(155) Contributor 13 December, 2012 - 10:01 feedback GRR As we head into the holiday season, we thought we'd share with you some of the feedback we've received from industry, agency, consultant and other stakeholder personnel. Thanks again to all, and Happy Holidays! General "GRR is a much needed tool for navigating the geothermal regulatory environment. It will go a long way towards facilitating more geothermal energy development." (agency) "Very impressive product. The workshop [at GRC] was very helpful and thought provoking. Participants very engaged." (industry) "Good, forward-thinking initiative. Highly needed."

163

CRAD, Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 CRAD, Feedback and Continuous - Contractor - December 4, 2007 December 4, 2007 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - Contractor (HSS CRAD 64-20) Contractor management has established a comprehensive and integrated contractor assurance system for ensuring the protection of the public, workers, environment and national security assets through continuous improvement for environment, safety, and health; safeguards and security; cyber security; and emergency management. The contractor's assurance system programs and processes are in accordance with the policy and key elements outlined in DOE Policy 226.1, Department of Energy Oversight Policy, DOE Order 226.1 A, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy,

164

Information and Feedback Institutional Change Principle | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Information and Feedback Institutional Change Principle Information and Feedback Institutional Change Principle Information and Feedback Institutional Change Principle October 8, 2013 - 11:07am Addthis Information alone, however, is unlikely to lead to action. Federal and commercial programs have demonstrated reductions in energy use from delivery of reports to customers. By providing actionable information and feedback that are tailored to specific workplace situations, Federal agencies can help to spur and maintain behaviors that save energy and resources. Methods However, for sustainability, providing information to create awareness and engagement may be an important component of an action plan. People often have to contend with information overload. Therefore, recipients need to see the information and resources provided as salient and, ideally, useful

165

CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4, 2007 CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - DOE Headquarters - December 4, 2007 December 4, 2007 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Headquarters (HSS CRAD 64-22) The Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters line management has established and implemented effective oversight processes that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of field element assurance systems and DOE oversight processes. DOE Headquarters assurance system programs and processes are in accordance with the policy and key elements outlined in DOE Policy 226.1, Department of Energy Oversight Policy; DOE Order 226. 1A, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy, Attachment 2, quality assurance

166

CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 CRAD, Feedback and Continuous Improvement - December 4, 2012 December 4, 2012 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Field Element (HSS CRAD 45-21, Rev. 1) DOE field element line management has established and implemented effective oversight processes that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of contractor assurance systems and DOE oversight processes. DOE field element assurance system programs and processes are in accordance with the policy and key elements outlined in DOE Policy 226.1 B, Department of Energy Oversight Policy; DOE Order 226.1 B, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy, Attachment 2; quality assurance requirements (as stated in 10 CFR 830, Subpart A, DOE 0 414.1D Quality Assurance and/ or

167

Transmit beamforming for multiple antenna systems with imperfect feedback  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2.3.1 FDD System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.3.2 FDD with Finite Rate Feedback (FDDQ) System . 2.3.3loop transmit diversity in FDD WCDMA,” in IEEE Symp. on

Isukapalli, Yogananda R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Two Models for Noisy Feedback in MIMO Channels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two distinct models of feedback, suited for FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) and TDD (Frequency Division Duplex) systems respectively, have been widely studied in the literature. In this paper, we compare these two models of feedback in terms of the diversity multiplexing tradeoff for varying amount of channel state information at the terminals. We find that, when all imperfections are accounted for, the maximum achievable diversity order in FDD systems matches the diversity order in TDD systems. TDD systems achieve better diversity order at higher multiplexing gains. In FDD systems, the maximum diversity order can be achieved with just a single bit of feedback. Additional bits of feedback (perfect or imperfect) do not affect the diversity order if the receiver does not know the channel state information.

Aggarwal, Vaneet; Bhashyam, Srikrishna; Sabharwal, Ashutosh

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

An Analytical Model of Atmospheric Feedback and Global Temperature Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analytical model of the globally averaged surface temperature response to changes in radiative forcing induced by greenhouse gases is developed from a time-dependent version of the global energy budget. The model clarifies the role of feedback ...

John A. Dutton

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Observed Vegetation–Climate Feedbacks in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observed vegetation feedbacks on temperature and precipitation are assessed across the United States using satellite-based fraction of photosynthetically active radiation (FPAR) and monthly climate data for the period of 1982–2000. This study ...

M. Notaro; Z. Liu; J. W. Williams

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Feedback Control of Azimuthal Oscillations in ExB Devices --...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Feedback Control of Azimuthal Oscillations in ExB Devices --- Inventor(s) Martin E. Griswold, C. Leland Ellison, Yevgeny Raitses and Nathaniel J. Fisch Disclosed is a new device...

172

Effects of Cloud Optical Property Feedbacks on the Greenhouse Warming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cloud optical properties, in particular the optical thickness, affect the earth-atmosphere radiation budget, and their potential changes associated with climate changes may induce feedback effect. A one-dimensional radiative-forcing model was ...

Gyula Molnar; Wei-Chyung Wang

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Error exponents for decentralized detection in feedback architectures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the decentralized Bayesian binary hypothesis testing problem in feedback architectures, in which the fusion center broadcasts information based on the messages of some sensors to some or all sensors in the ...

Tay, Wee Peng

174

The Nonlinear and Nonlocal Nature of Climate Feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The climate feedback framework partitions the radiative response to climate forcing into contributions from individual atmospheric processes. The goal of this study is to understand the closure of the energy budget in as much detail and precision ...

Nicole Feldl; Gerard H. Roe

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Seasonal Variations of Climate Feedbacks in the NCAR CCSM3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the annual cycle of radiative contributions to global climate feedbacks. A partial radiative perturbation (PRP) technique is used to diagnose monthly radiative perturbations at the top of atmosphere (TOA) due to CO2 forcing;...

Patrick C. Taylor; Robert G. Ellingson; Ming Cai

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Climate Change for the Built Environment and Occupant Feedback  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Climate Change for the Built Environment and Occupant Feedback Speaker(s): Geoff Levermore Date: June 28, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 This presentation will describe some of...

177

Second Skin : motion capture with actuated feedback for motor learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Second Skin aims to combine three-dimensional (3D) motion tracking with tactile feedback for the purpose of improving users' motor-learning ability. Such a system would track a user's body and limb movements as he or she ...

Miaw, Dennis (Dennis R.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Comparative analysis of aviation safety information feedback systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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, ...

Funahashi, Yoshifuru

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

The Role of Surface Albedo Feedback in Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coarse resolution coupled ocean–atmosphere simulation in which surface albedo feedback is suppressed by prescribing surface albedo, is compared to one where snow and sea ice anomalies are allowed to affect surface albedo. Canonical CO2-doubling ...

Alex Hall

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Robust MPC with output feedback of integrating systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, it is presented a new contribution to the design of a robust MPC with output feedback, input constraints, and uncertain model. Multivariable predictive controllers have been used in industry to reduce the variability of the process output ...

J. M. Perez; D. Odloak; E. L. Lima

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Simulation of the ALS Longitudinal Multibunch Feedback System  

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Higher-order Modes of the ALS 500 MHz Accelerating Cavities,in the system. RESULTS The ALS and FB parameters used for33271 Simulation of the ALS Longitudinal Multibunch Feedback

Byrd, J.M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Slow Orbit Feedback at the ALS Using Matlab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measurement of Storage Ring Motion at the ALS," PAC [4] G.Portmann, "ALS Storage Ring Setup and Control Using MatlabSlow Orbit Feedback at the ALS Using Matlab G_ Port mann

Portmann, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

We Want Your Feedback! Please Take Our Survey | Department of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

truly appreciate all of the regular feedback that you provide us through the blog, Facebook, and e-mails. We want to make Energy Savers a useful resource for you, and the only...

184

Assessing Snow Albedo Feedback in Simulated Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the two factors controlling Northern Hemisphere springtime snow albedo feedback in transient climate change are isolated and quantified based on scenario runs of 17 climate models used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Xin Qu; Alex Hall

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Vegetation Feedbacks to Climate in the Global Monsoon Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Vegetation feedbacks on climate, on the subannual time scale, are examined across six monsoon regions with a fully coupled atmosphere–ocean–ice–land model with dynamic vegetation. Initial value ensemble experiments are run in which the total ...

Michael Notaro; Guangshan Chen; Zhengyu Liu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Feedback Wanted: Help the Energy Department Go Mobile, Open Data! |  

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Feedback Wanted: Help the Energy Department Go Mobile, Open Data! Feedback Wanted: Help the Energy Department Go Mobile, Open Data! Feedback Wanted: Help the Energy Department Go Mobile, Open Data! August 13, 2012 - 4:35pm Addthis The Energy Department’s main site, Energy.gov and its contents, are now available on the go. This allows users to access the Energy Departments’ resources over a variety of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. The Energy Department's main site, Energy.gov and its contents, are now available on the go. This allows users to access the Energy Departments' resources over a variety of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Alex Cohen Alex Cohen Senior Digital Information Strategist The Energy Department needs your feedback! To support the Federal Digital Strategy, the Department has created mobile

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The Contribution of Radiative Feedbacks to Orbitally Driven Climate Change  

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Radiative feedbacks influence Earth's climate response to orbital forcing, amplifying some aspects of the response while damping others. To better understand this relationship, the GFDL Climate Model, version 2.1 (CM2.1), is used to perform ...

Michael P. Erb; Anthony J. Broccoli; Amy C. Clement

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Use of Cloud Forcing to Estimate Cloud Feedback  

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Uncertainty in cloud feedback is the leading cause of discrepancy in model predictions of climate change. The use of observed or model-simulated radiative fluxes to diagnose the effect of clouds on climate sensitivity requires an accurate ...

Brian J. Soden; Anthony J. Broccoli; Richard S. Hemler

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback cooling of cantilever motion using a quantum point contact transducer  

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We use a quantum point contact (QPC) as a displacement transducer to measure and control the low-temperature thermal motion of a nearby micromechanical cantilever. The QPC is included in an active feedback loop designed to cool the cantilever's fundamental mechanical mode, achieving a squashing of the QPC noise at high gain. The minimum achieved effective mode temperature of 0.2 K and the displacement resolution of 10{sup -11} m/{radical}(Hz) are limited by the performance of the QPC as a one-dimensional conductor and by the cantilever-QPC capacitive coupling.

Montinaro, M.; Mehlin, A.; Solanki, H. S.; Peddibhotla, P.; Poggio, M. [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Mack, S.; Awschalom, D. D. [Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A Formal Analysis of the Feedback Concept in Climate Models, part I: exclusive and inclusive feedback analyses  

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Climate sensitivity and feedback are key concepts if the complex behavior of climate response to perturbation is to be interpreted in a simple way. They have also become an essential tool for comparing Global Circulation Models and assessing the ...

Alain Lahellec; Jean-Louis Dufresne

191

Gas Feedback on Stellar Bar Evolution  

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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.

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

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rate-optimal multiuser scheduling with reduced feedback load and analysis of delay effects  

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We propose a feedback algorithm for wireless networks that always collects feedback from the user with the best channel conditions and has a significant reduction in feedback load compared to full feedback. The algorithm is based on a carrier-to-noise ...

Vegard Hassel; Mohamed-Slim Alouini; Geir E. Řien; David Gesbert

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The collective infrastructural work of electricity: exploring feedback in a prepaid university dorm in China  

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Feedback on resource consumption is often explored as a way to raise awareness and saving resources. This paper reports findings from a user study of a feedback system deployed in a Chinese university dormitory with a prepaid electricity system, a context ... Keywords: awareness, collective infrastructural work., consumption feedback, electricity, feedback, infrastructural work

Tengfei Liu, Xianghua Ding, Silvia Lindtner, Tun Lu, Ning Gu

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Negative plantsoil feedbacks may limit persistence of an invasive tree due to rapid  

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: biological invasions; Chinese tallow tree; pathogen accumulation; persistence; plant­soil feedbacks 1

Siemann, Evan

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Study of capital requirements for solar energy. Final report, Volume 1. Analysis of the macroeconomic effects of increased solar energy market penetration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report defines the analytical framework for, and presents the results of, a study to determine the macroeconomic effects of increased market penetration of solar energy technologies over the 1977-2000 time period. For the purposes of this document, solar technologies are defined as wind, photovoltaics, ocean thermal electric (OTEC), small-scale (non-utility) hydroelectric and all solar active and passive thermal technologies. This research has been undertaken in support of the National Plan to Accelerate Commercialization (NPAC) of Solar Energy. The capital and operating requirements for three market penetration levels are first determined; the effects of these requirements on economic performance are then estimated using the Hudson-Jorgenson Energy/Economic Model. The analytical design, computational methods, data sources, assumptions and scenario configurations for this analysis are defined in detail. The results of the analysis of the economic impact of solar energy are presented in detail, and the implications of these results are discussed. Appendix A explains the methodology for transforming investment to capital stocks. Appendix B, which is provided in a separate volume, describes the Hudson-Jorgenson Model in greater detail. (WHK)

Pleatsikas, C.J.; Hudson, E.A.; O'Connor, D.C.; Funkhouser, D.H.

1979-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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False Heart Rate Feedback and the Perception of Heart Symptoms in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease and Anxiety  

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# The Author(s) 2008. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Background Little is known about the mechanisms explaining an increased perception of heart symptoms in congenital heart disease (ConHD). In the present study, it was suggested that a combination of high trait anxiety and disease history increases the perception of heart symptoms. Purpose It was tested whether false heart cues will result in an increased perception of heart symptoms in patients with ConHD and anxiety. Method Thirty-six patients with ConHD and 44 healthy controls performed two exercise tasks. During one of the exercise tasks, participants were exposed to a false heart cue consisting of false heart rate feedback (regular or irregular). Perceived heart symptoms were assessed and heart rate, arterial partial pressure of CO2, and respirator rate were monitored continuously. Results In line with the predictions, false heart rate feedback resulted in an increased perception of heart symptoms in high trait anxious patients with ConHD that could not be explained by acute heart dysfunction. However, unexpectedly, this effect was not observed immediately after the false heart rate feedback task but after a second exercise task without false feedback. Conclusion The results suggest that not the sole presence of ConHD but ConHD in combination with high trait

Petra A. Karsdorp; Merel Kindt; Simon Rietveld; Walter Everaerd; Barbara J. M. Mulder; P. A. Karsdorp; M. Kindt; S. Rietveld; W. Everaerd; B. J. Mulder; P. A. Karsdorp

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Interference Networks with Feedback and Delayed CSI  

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The degrees of freedom (DoF) region of the two-user MIMO interference channel (IC) is completely characterized in the presence of noiseless channel output feedback from each receiver to its respective transmitter and with the assumption of delayed channel state information (CSI) at the transmitters. It is shown that having output feedback and delayed CSI at the transmitters can strictly enlarge the DoF region when compared to the case in which only delayed CSI is available at the transmitters. The proposed coding schemes that achieve the corresponding DoF region with feedback and delayed CSI utilize both resources, i.e., feedback and delayed CSI in a non-trivial manner. Furthermore, cases are identified in which output feedback and delayed CSI alone are sufficient to achieve the DoF region achievable with perfect, instantaneous CSI. Also, the DoF region of the scalar 2x2x2 two-hop interference network is characterized. It is shown that the total DoF for this network collapses from 2 (with perfect, instantaneo...

Tandon, Ravi; Poor, H Vincent; Shamai, Shlomo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MIMO ARQ with Multi-bit Feedback: Outage Analysis  

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We study the asymptotic outage performance of incremental redundancy automatic repeat request (INR-ARQ) transmission over the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block-fading channels with discrete input constellations. We first show that transmission with random codes using a discrete signal constellation across all transmit antennas achieves the optimal outage diversity given by the Singleton bound. We then analyze the optimal SNR-exponent and outage diversity of INR-ARQ transmission over the MIMO block-fading channel. We show that a significant gain in outage diversity is obtained by providing more than one bit feedback at each ARQ round. Thus, the outage performance of INR-ARQ transmission can be remarkably improved with minimal additional overhead. A suboptimal feedback and power adaptation rule, which achieves the optimal outage diversity, is proposed for MIMO INR-ARQ, demonstrating the benefits provided by multi-bit feedback.

Nguyen, Khoa D; Fabregas, Albert Guillen i; Letzepis, Nick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of optical feedback on a quantum dot lasers  

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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.

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)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal sequential transmission over broadcast channel with nested feedback  

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We consider the optimal design of sequential transmission over broadcast channel with nested feedback. Nested feedback means that the channel output of the outer channel is also available at the decoder of the inner channel. We model the communication system as a decentralized team with three decision makers---the encoder and the two decoders. Structure of encoding and decoding strategies that minimize a total distortion measure over a finite horizon are determined. The results are applicable for real-time communication as well as for the information theoretic setup.

Mahajan, Aditya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive discrete cosine transform for feedback active noise control  

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The theory and performance of adaptive discrete cosine transform filters for feedback active noise control (ANC) is examined. The discrete cosine transform filter is a realization of an FIR filter as the cascade of an all-zero FIR filter with a bank ... Keywords: FIR filter, IIR digital resonators bank, active noise control, adaptive discrete cosine transform filters, adaptive filter, all-zero FIR filter, discrete cosine transform filter, feedback active noise control, filter-X LMS implementation, frequency, magnitude coefficient, phase coefficient, single error microphone, single loudspeaker, transfer function

G. Coutu; M. Dignan

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-Controlled Feedback and Training for Two-way MIMO Channels  

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Most communication systems use some form of feedback, often related to channel state information. The common models used in analyses either assume perfect channel state information at the receiver and/or noiseless state feedback links. However, in practical systems, neither is the channel estimate known perfectly at the receiver and nor is the feedback link perfect. In this paper, we study the diversity multiplexing tradeoff considering the errors in training the receiver and the errors in the feedback link for FDD systems, where the forward and the feedback are independent MIMO channels. Our key result is that diversity-multiplexing performance with one-bit of feedback information is identical to systems with more feedback bits. Thus, asymptotically in SNR, more than one bit of feedback does not improve the system performance. Furthermore, the one-bit performance is identical to the system which has perfect channel state information at the receiver along with noiseless feedback link. This achievability uses ...

Aggarwal, Vaneet

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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under a Creative Commons License. Climate of the Past Ice-driven CO2 feedback on ice volume  

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Abstract. The origin of the major ice-sheet variations during the last 2.7 million years is a long-standing mystery. Neither the dominant 41 000-year cycles in ?18O/ice-volume during the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene nor the late-Pleistocene oscillations near 100 000 years is a linear (“Milankovitch”) response to summer insolation forcing. Both responses must result from non-linear behavior within the climate system. Greenhouse gases (primarily CO2) are a plausible source of the required non-linearity, but confusion has persisted over whether the gases force ice volume or are a positive feedback. During the last several hundred thousand years, CO2 and ice volume (marine ?18O) have varied in phase at the 41 000-year obliquity cycle and nearly in phase within the ?100 000-year band. This timing rules out greenhouse-gas forcing of a very slow ice response and instead favors ice control of a fast CO2 response. In the schematic model proposed here, ice sheets responded linearly to insolation forcing at the precession and obliquity cycles prior to 0.9 million years ago, but CO2 feedback amplified the ice response at the 41 000-year period by a factor of approximately two. After 0.9 million years ago, with slow polar cooling, ablation weakened. CO2 feedback continued to amplify ice-sheet growth every 41 000 years, but weaker ablation permitted some ice to survive insolation maxima of low intensity. Step-wise growth of these longerlived ice sheets continued until peaks in northern summer insolation produced abrupt deglaciations every ?85 000 to ?115 000 years. Most of the deglacial ice melting resulted from the same CO2/temperature feedback that had built the ice sheets. Several processes have the northern geographic origin, as well as the requisite orbital tempo and phasing, to be candidate mechanisms for ice-sheet control of CO2 and their own feedback. 1

W. F. Ruddiman

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Harold Black and the Negative-Feedback Amplifier  

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Harold Black and the Negative-Feedback Amplifier n August 2, 1927,Harold 0Black, a young Bell Labs- cated on West Street in Man- hattan.) Black recalled, "I felt an urge to write but had noth- ing of the newspaper pages used by Black tojot down his early ideas on feedbad (Photo:AT&T Archives) The author

Oriolo, Giuseppe

205

Query clustering using content words and user feedback  

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Query clustering is crucial for automatically discovering frequently asked queries (FAQs) or most popular topics on a question-answering search engine. Due to the short length of queries, the traditional approaches based on keywords are not suitable ... Keywords: log mining, query clustering, user feedback, web search

Ji-Rong Wen; Jian-Yun Nie; Hong-Jiang Zhang

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalizing from relevance feedback using named entity wildcards  

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Traditional adaptive filtering systems learn the user's interests in a rather simple way - words from relevant documents are favored in the query model, while words from irrelevant documents are down-weighted. This biases the query model towards specific ... Keywords: adaptive filtering, named entities, relevance feedback

Abhimanyu Lad; Yiming Yang

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Feedback damper system for quadrupole oscillations after transition at RHIC.  

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The heavy ion beam at RHIC undergoes strong quadrupole oscillations just after it crosses transition, which leads to an increase in bunch length making rebucketing less effective. A feedback system was built to damp these quadrupole oscillations and in this paper the characteristics of the system and the results obtained are presented and discussed.

Abreu,N.; Blaskiewicz, M.; Brennan, J.M.; Schultheiss, C.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Frontal oscillatory dynamics predict feedback learning and action adjustment  

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Frontal oscillatory dynamics in the theta (4-8 Hz) and beta (20-30 Hz) frequency bands have been implicated in cognitive control processes. Here we investigated the changes in coordinated activity within and between frontal brain areas during feedback-based ...

Irene van de Vijver; K. Richard Ridderinkhof; Michael X. Cohen

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Multilingual pseudo-relevance feedback: performance study of assisting languages  

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In a previous work of ours Chinnakotla et al. (2010) we introduced a novel framework for Pseudo-Relevance Feedback (PRF) called MultiPRF. Given a query in one language called Source, we used English as the Assisting Language to improve ...

Manoj K. Chinnakotla; Karthik Raman; Pushpak Bhattacharyya

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Spider hero: a VR application using pulling force feedback system  

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The super hero has overwhelming speed and power. Especially, the greatest characteristic is his special ability. In our VR application, the user can jump from one building to another by using a web and being stuck to it like Spiderman™, the famous ... Keywords: entertainment, force feedback, interaction, virtual reality

Ken Ishibashi; Toni Da Luz; Remy Eynard; Naoki Kita; Nan Jiang; Hiroshi Segi; Keisuke Terada; Kyohei Fujita; Kazunori Miyata

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Feedbacks in Response to Changes in Obliquity  

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The feedbacks involved in the response of climate to a reduction of Earth’s obliquity are investigated in the GFDL Climate Model version 2.1 (CM2.1). A reduction in obliquity increases the meridional gradient of the annual mean insolation, causing ...

Damianos F. Mantsis; Amy C. Clement; Anthony J. Broccoli; Michael P. Erb

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Feedback fuzzy-DVS scheduling of control tasks  

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To consider the energy-aware scheduling problem in computer-controlled systems is necessary to improve the control performance, to use the limited computing resource sufficiently, and to reduce the energy consumption to extend the lifetime of the whole ... Keywords: Control task, Dynamic voltage scaling, Feedback control, Fuzzy rule, Scheduling

Hong Jin; Danli Wang; Hongan Wang; Hui Wang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Feedback based adaptive compensation of control system sensor uncertainties  

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In this paper, the problem of adaptively compensating sensor uncertainties is addressed in a feedback based framework. In this study, sensor characteristics are modeled as parametrizable uncertain functions and a compensator is constructed to adaptively ... Keywords: Adaptive control, Adaptive systems, Sensor and data fusion, Tracking and adaptation

Shanshan Li; Gang Tao

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Ultra Fast Outflows: Galaxy-Scale Active Galactic Nucleus Feedback  

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We show, using global 3D grid-based hydrodynamical simulations, that Ultra Fast Outflows (UFOs) from Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) 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 inter-cloud 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 disc. In the latter case the turbulent backflow...

Wagner, A Y; Bicknell, G V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum information and stabilization of quantum states by feedback control  

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Quantum information and stabilization of quantum states by feedback control Hans Maassen September) Karol Zyczkowski (Krakow) #12;Overview #12;Overview 1. Finite quantum systems #12;Overview 1. Finite quantum systems 2. Flow diagrams #12;Overview 1. Finite quantum systems 2. Flow diagrams 3. What

Maassen, Hans

216

Interactive Feedback between ENSO and the Indian Ocean  

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A feedback process of the Indian Ocean SST on ENSO is investigated by using observed data and atmospheric GCM. It is suggested that warming in the Indian Ocean produces an easterly wind stress anomaly over Indonesia and the western edge of the ...

Jong-Seong Kug; In-Sik Kang

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Multiclass classification with bandit feedback using adaptive regularization  

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We present a new multiclass algorithm in the bandit framework, where after making a prediction, the learning algorithm receives only partial feedback, i.e., a single bit indicating whether the predicted label is correct or not, rather than the true label. ... Keywords: Online learning, Regret, Upper confidence bound

Koby Crammer; Claudio Gentile

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Bohmian Mechanics  

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Bohmian mechanics is a theory about point particles moving along trajectories. It has the property that in a world governed by Bohmian mechanics, observers see the same statistics for experimental results as predicted by quantum mechanics. Bohmian mechanics thus provides an explanation of quantum mechanics. Moreover, the Bohmian trajectories are defined in a non-conspiratorial way by a few simple laws.

Detlef Duerr; Sheldon Goldstein; Roderich Tumulka; Nino Zanghi

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical down jar mechanism  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a mechanical down jar mechanism for freeing stuck objects within a well bore and for conducting other down hole activities. It comprises: an elongate tubular housing having anvil means; mandrel means adapted for connection to an object to be moved downwardly within the well bore and being disposed in telescoping relation with the anvil means and the elongate tubular housing, the mandrel means adapted to be struck by the anvil means to impart a downwardly directed jarring force to the object; the elongate tubular housing having internal firing and recocking detent groove means located in axially spaced relation and forming a firing lug support land therebetween; a radially expandable and retractable firing lug assembly being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and in absence of force being applied axially thereto being radially restrained by the firing lug support land; load spring means being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and being in downward force transmitting relation with the firing lug assembly; recocking spring means being disposed within the elongate tubular housing and having upward axial force transmitting relation with the firing lug assembly.

Taylor, W.T.

1991-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

220

Quantifying Climate Feedbacks from Abrupt Changes in High-Latitude Trace-Gas Emissions  

SciTech Connect

Our overall goal was to quantify the potential for threshold changes in natural emission rates of trace gases, particularly methane and carbon dioxide, from pan-arctic terrestrial systems under the spectrum of anthropogenically forced climate warming, and the extent to which these emissions provide a strong feedback mechanism to global climate warming. This goal is motivated under the premise that polar amplification of global climate warming will induce widespread thaw and degradation of the permafrost, and would thus cause substantial changes in the extent of wetlands and lakes, especially thermokarst (thaw) lakes, over the Arctic. Through a coordinated effort of field measurements, model development, and numerical experimentation with an integrated assessment model framework, we have investigated the following hypothesis: There exists a climate-warming threshold beyond which permafrost degradation becomes widespread and thus instigates strong and/or sharp increases in methane emissions (via thermokarst lakes and wetland expansion). These would outweigh any increased uptake of carbon (e.g. from peatlands) and would result in a strong, positive feedback to global climate warming.

Schlosser, Courtney Adam [MIT; Walter-Anthony, Katey [University of Alaska; Zhuang, Qianlai [Purdue University; Melillo, Jerry [Marine Biological Laboratory

2013-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the Radiative Kernel Technique to Calculate Climate Feedbacks in NCAR’s Community Atmospheric Model  

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Climate models differ in their responses to imposed forcings, such as increased greenhouse gas concentrations, due to different climate feedback strengths. Feedbacks in NCAR’s Community Atmospheric Model (CAM) are separated into two components: ...

Karen M. Shell; Jeffrey T. Kiehl; Christine A. Shields

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmosphere Feedbacks during ENSO in a Coupled GCM with a Modified Atmospheric Convection Scheme  

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The too diverse representation of ENSO in a coupled GCM limits one’s ability to describe future change of its properties. Several studies pointed to the key role of atmosphere feedbacks in contributing to this diversity. These feedbacks are ...

Eric Guilyardi; Pascale Braconnot; Fei-Fei Jin; Seon Tae Kim; Michel Kolasinski; Tim Li; Ionela Musat

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographic Aspects of Temperature and Concentration Feedbacks in the Carbon Budget  

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The geographical distribution of feedback processes in the carbon budget is investigated in a manner that parallels that for climate feedback/sensitivity in the energy budget. Simulations for a range of emission scenarios, made with the Canadian ...

G. J. Boer; V. Arora

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

The Evolution of Climate Sensitivity and Climate Feedbacks in the Community Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The major evolution of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is used to diagnose climate feedbacks, understand how climate feedbacks change with different physical parameterizations, and identify the ...

A. Gettelman; J. E. Kay; K. M. Shell

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

How Well Do We Understand and Evaluate Climate Change Feedback Processes?  

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Processes in the climate system that can either amplify or dampen the climate response to an external perturbation are referred to as climate feedbacks. Climate sensitivity estimates depend critically on radiative feedbacks associated with water ...

Sandrine Bony; Robert Colman; Vladimir M. Kattsov; Richard P. Allan; Christopher S. Bretherton; Jean-Louis Dufresne; Alex Hall; Stephane Hallegatte; Marika M. Holland; William Ingram; David A. Randall; Brian J. Soden; George Tselioudis; Mark J. Webb

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

On feedback and the classical capacity of a noisy quantum channel  

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In Shannon information theory, the capacity of a memoryless communication channel cannot be increased by the use of feedback from receiver to sender. In this correspondence, the use of classical feedback is shown to provide no increase in the unassisted ...

G. Bowen; R. Nagarajan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Climate Feedbacks and Their Implications for Poleward Energy Flux Changes in a Warming Climate  

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Feedbacks determine the efficiency with which the climate system comes back into equilibrium in response to a radiative perturbation. Although feedbacks are integrated quantities, the processes from which they arise have rich spatial structures ...

Mark D. Zelinka; Dennis L. Hartmann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

A Simple Gradient Sign Algorithm for Transmit Antenna Weight Adaptation with Feedback  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

frequency division duplexing (FDD), such that the downlinkmust be used, which in FDD systems requires feedback from

Banister, B C; Zeidler, J R

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

The effect of cognitive load on adaptation to differences in steering wheel force feedback level  

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In an earlier study it was found that drivers can adjust quickly to different force feedback levels on the steering wheel, even for such extreme levels as zero feedback. It was hypothesized that, due to lack of cognitive load, participants could easily ... Keywords: lane keeping, steer-by-wire, steering feedback, steering systems

Swethan Anand, Jacques Terken, Jeroen Hogema

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Tailoring feedback to users' actions in a persuasive game for household electricity conservation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent work has begun to focus on the use of games as a platform for energy awareness and eco-feedback research. While technical advancements (wireless sensors, fingerprinting) make timely and tailored feedback an objective within easy reach, we argue ... Keywords: adaptive, context aware, design, energy awareness, feedback, persuasive technology, smart advice, sustainability

Luciano Gamberini; Anna Spagnolli; Nicola Corradi; Giulio Jacucci; Giovanni Tusa; Topi Mikkola; Luca Zamboni; Eve Hoggan

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Contact Haptic Feedback Using Air Vortex Rings Sidhant Gupta1,2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

regions of the human body. Author Keywords Non-contact haptic feedback; air vortex rings ACM1 AirWave: Non-Contact Haptic Feedback Using Air Vortex Rings Sidhant Gupta1,2 , Dan Morris1 feedback into such interaction. In this work, we explore the use of air vortex rings for this purpose

Rajamani, Sriram K.

232

UltraHaptics: Multi-Point Mid-Air Haptic Feedback for Touch Tom Carter1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

UltraHaptics: Multi-Point Mid-Air Haptic Feedback for Touch Surfaces Tom Carter1 , Sue Ann Seah1 that the system is capable of creating multiple localised points of feedback in mid-air. Through psychophysicalHaptics provides. Author Keywords Haptic feedback; touch screens; interactive tabletops. ACM Classification

Subramanian, Sriram

233

System support for exploration and expert feedback in resolving conflicts during integration of metadata  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A critical reality in integration is that knowledge obtained from different sources may often be conflicting. Conflict-resolution, whether performed during the design phase or during run-time, can be costly and, if done without a proper understanding ... Keywords: Exploration of alternatives, Feedback-based conflict-resolution, Metadata integration, System feedback, Taxonomy, User feedback

K. Selçuk Candan; Huiping Cao; Yan Qi; Maria Luisa Sapino

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Outer bounds for multiple-access channels with feedback using dependence balance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We use the idea of dependence balance to obtain a new outer bound for the capacity region of the discrete memoryless multiple-access channel with noiseless feedback (MAC-FB). We consider a binary additive noisy MAC-FB whose feedback capacity is not known. ... Keywords: cut-set bound, dependence balance, multiple-access channel with feedback (MAC-FB)

Ravi Tandon; Sennur Ulukus

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Cold Feedback in Cooling-Flow Galaxy Clusters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We put forward an alternative view to the Bondi-driven feedback between heating and cooling of the intra-cluster medium (ICM) in cooling flow galaxies and clusters. We adopt the popular view that the heating is due to an active galactic nucleus (AGN), i.e. a central black hole accreting mass and launching jets and/or winds. We propose that the feedback occurs with the entire cool inner region (5-30 kpc). A moderate cooling flow does exist here, and non-linear over-dense blobs of gas cool fast and are removed from the ICM before experiencing the next major AGN heating event. Some of these blobs may not accrete on the central black hole, but may form stars and cold molecular clouds. We discuss the conditions under which the dense blobs may cool to low temperatures and feed the black hole.

Fabio Pizzolato

2006-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

236

Cold Feedback in Cooling–Flow Galaxy Clusters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Summary. We put forward an alternative view to the Bondi–driven feedback between heating and cooling of the intra-cluster medium (ICM) in cooling flow (CF) galaxies and clusters. We adopt the popular view that the heating is due to an active galactic nucleus (AGN), i.e. a central black hole accreting mass and launching jets and/or winds. We propose that the feedback occurs with the entire cool inner region (r ? 5?30 kpc). A moderate cooling flow does exist here, and non–linear over–dense blobs of gas cool fast and are removed from the ICM before experiencing the next major AGN heating event. Some of these blobs may not accrete on the central black hole, but may form stars and cold molecular clouds. We discuss the conditions under which the dense blobs may cool to low temperatures and feed the black hole. 1

Fabio Pizzolato

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Cold Feedback in Cooling-Flow Galaxy Clusters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We put forward an alternative view to the Bondi-driven feedback between heating and cooling of the intra-cluster medium (ICM) in cooling flow galaxies and clusters. We adopt the popular view that the heating is due to an active galactic nucleus (AGN), i.e. a central black hole accreting mass and launching jets and/or winds. We propose that the feedback occurs with the entire cool inner region (5-30 kpc). A moderate cooling flow does exist here, and non-linear over-dense blobs of gas cool fast and are removed from the ICM before experiencing the next major AGN heating event. Some of these blobs may not accrete on the central black hole, but may form stars and cold molecular clouds. We discuss the conditions under which the dense blobs may cool to low temperatures and feed the black hole.

Pizzolato, F

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Feedback-Optimized Operations with Linear Ion Crystals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on transport operations with linear crystals of 40Ca+ ions by applying complex electric time-dependent potentials. For their control we use the information obtained from the ions' fluorescence. We demonstrate that by means of this feedback technique, we can transport a predefined number of ions and also split and unify ion crystals. The feedback control allows for a robust scheme, compensating for experimental errors as it does not rely on a precisely known electrical modeling of the electric potentials in the ion trap beforehand. Our method allows us to generate a self-learning voltage ramp for the required process. With an experimental demonstration of a transport with more than 99.8 % success probability, this technique may facilitate the operation of a future ion based quantum processor.

Eble, J F; Zahariev, P; Schmidt-Kaler, F; Singer, K

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Feedback-Optimized Operations with Linear Ion Crystals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on transport operations with linear crystals of 40Ca+ ions by applying complex electric time-dependent potentials. For their control we use the information obtained from the ions' fluorescence. We demonstrate that by means of this feedback technique, we can transport a predefined number of ions and also split and unify ion crystals. The feedback control allows for a robust scheme, compensating for experimental errors as it does not rely on a precisely known electrical modeling of the electric potentials in the ion trap beforehand. Our method allows us to generate a self-learning voltage ramp for the required process. With an experimental demonstration of a transport with more than 99.8 % success probability, this technique may facilitate the operation of a future ion based quantum processor.

J. F. Eble; S. Ulm; P. Zahariev; F. Schmidt-Kaler; K. Singer

2009-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

240

Enhanced Energy-Aware Feedback Scheduling of Embedded Control Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) is one of the most effective techniques for reducing energy consumption in embedded and real-time systems. However, traditional DVS algorithms have inherent limitations on their capability in energy saving since they rarely take into account the actual application requirements and often exploit fixed timing constraints of real-time tasks. Taking advantage of application adaptation, an enhanced energy-aware feedback scheduling (EEAFS) scheme is proposed, which integrates feedback scheduling with DVS. To achieve further reduction in energy consumption over pure DVS while not jeopardizing the quality of control, the sampling period of each control loop is adapted to its actual control performance, thus exploring flexible timing constraints on control tasks. Extensive simulation results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of EEAFS under different scenarios. Compared with the optimal pure DVS scheme, EEAFS saves much more energy while yielding comparable control performance.

Xia, Feng; Zhao, Wenhong; Sun, Youxian; Dong, Jinxiang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

The Circadian Rhythm, A Continuous Transcription-Translation Feedback Loop,  

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Circadian Rhythm, A Continuous Transcription-Translation Feedback Loop, Circadian Rhythm, A Continuous Transcription-Translation Feedback Loop, Contributes to Low-Dose Radiation-Induced Radioadaptive Response Aris Alexandrou University of California Davis Abstract The initiation of the circadian rhythm field occurred when the Takahashi group defined a mutation in the mouse gene “Clock” and cloned the circadian locomotor output cycles kaput (Clock) in the mid-1990’s (1-3). Currently more than a dozen clock genes have been identified (3-4). Disruptions in the circadian rhythm via changes in environmental conditions, such as, diet, temperature, and night/day hours lead to the pathogenesis of a multitude of diseases, such as, cancer, diabetes mellitus, neurological diseases, and sleep disorders. A disruption in the

242

Simulations of cosmic ray feedback by AGN in galaxy clusters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate a numerical model for AGN feedback where for the first time a relativistic particle population in AGN-inflated bubbles is followed within a full cosmological context. In our high-resolution simulations of galaxy cluster formation, we assume that BH accretion is accompanied by energy feedback that occurs in two different modes, depending on the accretion rate itself. Unlike in previous work, we inject a non-thermal particle population of relativistic protons into the AGN bubbles, instead of adopting a purely thermal heating. We then follow the subsequent evolution of the cosmic ray (CR) plasma inside the bubbles, considering both its hydrodynamical interactions and dissipation processes relevant for the CR population. Due to the different buoyancy of relativistic plasma and the comparatively long CR dissipation timescale we find substantial changes in the evolution of clusters as a result of CR feedback. In particular, the non-thermal population can provide significant pressure support in central cluster regions at low thermal temperatures, providing a natural explanation for the decreasing temperature profiles found in cool core clusters. At the same time, the morphologies of the bubbles and of the induced X-ray cavities show a striking similarity to observational findings. AGN feedback with CRs also proves efficient in regulating cluster cooling flows so that the total baryon fraction in stars becomes limited to realistic values of the order of 10%. We find that the partial CR support of the intracluster gas also affects the expected signal of the thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, with typical modifications of the integrated Compton-y parameter within the virial radius of the order of 10%. [Abridged

D. Sijacki; C. Pfrommer; V. Springel; T. A. Ensslin

2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

243

Single electron beam rf feedback free electron laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1981-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

244

Feedback stabilization system for pulsed single-frequency tunable lasers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A feedback stabilization system for pulse single-frequency tunable lasers having an excited laser medium contained within an adjustable length cavity and producing a laser beam through the use of an optical element, including detection of angular deviation in the output laser beam, and generating an error signal based thereon. The error signal can be integrated and amplified and then applied as a correcting signal to a piezoelectric transducer mounted on a mirror of the laser cavity for controlling the cavity length.

Esherick, P.; Raymond, T.D.

1989-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

245

Residential Electricity Use Feedback: A Research Synthesis and Economic Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a synthesis of research relating to household electricity consumption feedback, both past and ongoing. The key findings of past summary studies are presented, and the areas that require further research are examined in detail. The report also proposes an economic framework that can provide the basis for further empirical research to comprehensively address various outstanding research gaps. Going forward, a research collaboration proposal is outlined that will allow for the character...

2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

246

Feedback-Controlled LED Photobioreactor for Photophysiological Studies of Cyanobacteria  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

247

UV Radiative Feedback During the Advanced Stages of Reionization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ionizing ultraviolet background (UVB) during reionization can suppress the gas content of low-mass galaxies, even those capable of efficient atomic cooling, and thus lead to an extended reionization epoch. In this work, we explore the importance of negative UV radiative feedback on Tvir > 10^4 K halos during the middle and late stages of reionization. We do not try to self-consistently model reionization; instead, we explore a large parameter space in an attempt to draw general, robust conclusions. We do this using a tiered approach. Using 1-D hydrodynamical simulations, we model the collapse of gas onto halos of various masses under UVBs of various intensities. We then generate realistic, parametrized maps of the inhomogeneous UVB, using large-scale semi-numeric simulations. By combining these results, we find that under all reasonably conservative scenarios, UV feedback on atomically-cooled halos is not strong enough to notably delay the bulk of reionization. Such a delay is only likely if ionizing efficiencies of z > 10 sources are much higher (~ two orders of magnitude) than z ~ 6 data seem to imply. We also find that feedback is very strongly dependent on halo mass. Our results suggest that the natural time-scale for the bulk of reionization is the growth of the global collapsed fraction contained in Tvir > 10^4 K halos. Finally, our results underscore the importance of taking into account extended dynamical ranges when modeling reionization.

Andrei Mesinger; Mark Dijkstra

2008-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

248

Commissioning of the IGp Feedback System at DAFNE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

On X-Channels with Feedback and Delayed CSI  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The sum degrees of freedom (DoF) of the two-user MIMO X-channel is characterized in the presence of output feedback and delayed channel state information (CSI). The number of antennas at each transmitters is assumed to be M and the number of antennas at each of the receivers is assumed to be N. It is shown that the sum DoF of the two-user MIMO X-channel is the same as the sum DoF of a two-user MIMO broadcast channel with 2M transmit antennas, and N antennas at each receiver. Hence, for this symmetric antenna configuration, there is no performance loss in the sum degrees of freedom due to the distributed nature of the transmitters. This result highlights the usefulness of feedback and delayed CSI for the MIMO X-channel. The K-user X-channel with single antenna at each transmitter and each receiver is also studied. In this network, each transmitter has a message intended for each receiver. For this network, it is shown that the sum DoF with partial output feedback alone is at least 2K/(K+1). This lower bound is...

Tandon, Ravi; Poor, H Vincent; Shamai, Shlomo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bohmian mechanics contradicts quantum mechanics Arnold Neumaier Institut fur Mathematik, Universit://solon.cma.univie.ac.at/#24;neum/ Abstract. It is shown that, for a harmonic oscillator in the ground state, Bohmian mechanics and quantum mechanics predict values of opposite sign for certain time correlations. The discrepancy can

Neumaier, Arnold

251

Feedback and sensitivity in an electrical circuit: An analog for climate models  

SciTech Connect

Earth's climate sensitivity is often interpreted in terms of feedbacks that can alter the sensitivity from that of a no-feedback Stefan-Boltzmann radiator, with the feedback concept and algebra introduced by analogy to the use of this concept in the electronics literature. This analogy is quite valuable in interpreting the sensitivity of the climate system, but usage of this algebra and terminology in the climate literature is often inconsistent, with resultant potential for confusion and loss of physical insight. Here a simple and readily understood electrical resistance circuit is examined in terms of feedback theory to introduce and define the terminology that is used to quantify feedbacks. This formalism is applied to the feedbacks in an energy-balance model of Earth's climate and used to interpret the magnitude of feedback in the climate system that corresponds to present estimates of Earth's climate sensitivity.

Schwartz, S.E.

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

252

Conditions for Robustness and Nonrobustness of the Stability of Feedback Systems with Respect to Small Delays in the Feedback Loop  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It has been observed that for many stable feedback control systems, the introduction of arbitrarily small time delays into the loop causes instability. In this paper we present a systematic frequency domain treatment of this phenomenon for distributed parameter systems. We consider the class of all matrix-valued transfer functions which are bounded on some right half-plane and which have a limit at +1 along the real axis. Such transfer functions are called regular. Under the assumption that a regular transfer function is stabilized by unity output feedback, we give sufficient conditions for the robustness and for the non-robustness of the stability with respect to small time delays in the loop. These conditions are given in terms of the high frequency behavior of the open loop system. Moreover, we discuss robustness of stability with respect to small delays, for feedback systems with dynamic compensators. In particular, we show that if a plant with infinitely many poles in the closed...

Hartmut Logemann; Richard Rebarber; George Weiss

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Indonesia's Macroeconomic and Trade Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the links between Indonesia's growth, debt, and trade performances from 1970 to 1990, and it compares Indonesia's performance with countries that have similar characteristics. This descriptive analysis points to the strong influence of oil revenue fluctuations, open capital markets, and exchange rate management on Indonesia's economy. A decomposition analysis of Indonesia's uses of external debt indicates that the financing of current account deficits cannot explain large proportions of rapid debt accumulation after 1970. Finally, Indonesia's real manufactured export growth of at least 28 percent per year during the 1980s rivalled its regional neighbors. Indonesia's experience demonstrates that despite severe external shocks, sensible policy reforms can help developing countries to achieve impressive economic performances. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers is an Assistant Professor at the College of William and

Yana Van Der Meulen Rodgers; Yana Van Der Meulen Rodgers

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Essays on finance and macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis studies the role of the financial system in the amplification and propagation of business cycles. Chapter 1 studies the origin and propagation of balance sheet recessions. I first show that in standard models ...

Di Tella, Sebastian T. (Sebastian Tariacuri)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Essays in macroeconomics and finance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The first chapter proposes a model of booms and busts in housing and non-housing consumption driven by the interplay between relatively low interest rates and an expansion of credit, triggered by further decline in interest ...

Mohsenzadeh Kermani, Amir Reza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Feeling molecular forces: tactile feedback to enhance drug design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Molecular modeling is a vital component for structure-based drug design. Currently implemented technology combines data and graphics to give the user visual capabilities to assist in discovering possible binding arrangements. Visual modeling has become a tremendous help to scientists in reducing the amount of time needed to create new inhibitory compounds. However, the visual medium used for modeling lacks the ability to convey the forces between the molecules to the user. Potentially, tactile feedback can provide this missing information. SensAble Devices has developed a device capable of producing force feedback to a user-defined environment called the PHANToM, The PHANToM is a 6 dimensional (3 translational and 3 rotational) haptic device that can return force and torque to the user through a hand held stylus. The system configuration for molecular modeling consists of integrating the haptic device with a high-end PC running Windows NT and developing code to model the intermolecular forces. The programming language used was C with some C++ constructs and the OpenGL graphics library for the graphics implementation. The optimized code running with the system has proven capable of calculating and relaying tactile feedback between a 100-atom active site of a protein and a small 15-atom inhibitor in real time (ca. 1 millisecond). Trials are now underway on the system to evaluate accuracy and explore other forms of useful output. Once this is accomplished, modeling will be done on an active site and an untested inhibitor to evaluate novel binding modes.

Williams, Jocylin Amber

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities through Intelligent Driver Feedback  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

NREL/CP-5400-53864.Posted with permission. NREL/CP-5400-53864.Posted with permission. Presented at the 2012 SAE World Congress, 24-26 April 2012, Detroit, Michigan 2012-01-0494 Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities Published through Intelligent Driver Feedback 04/16/2012 Jeffrey Gonder, Matthew Earleywine and Witt Sparks National Renewable Energy Laboratory doi:10.4271/2012-01-0494 ABSTRACT While it is well known that "MPG will vary" based on how one drives, little independent research exists on the aggregate

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Ignition feedback regenerative free electron laser (FEL) amplifier  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Self-Excitation and Feedback Cooling of an Isolated Proton  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first one-proton self-excited oscillator (SEO) and one-proton feedback cooling are demonstrated. In a Penning trap with a large magnetic gradient, the SEO frequency is resolved to the high precision needed to detect a one-proton spin flip. This is after undamped magnetron motion is sideband cooled to a 14 mK theoretical limit, and despite random frequency shifts (typically larger than those from a spin flip) that take place every time sideband cooling is applied. The observations open a possible path towards a million-fold improved comparison of the p and p magnetic moments.

Guise, N.; DiSciacca, J.; Gabrielse, G. [Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi source feedback based performance appraisal system using Fuzzy logic decision support system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In Multi-Source Feedback or 360 Degree Feedback, data on the performance of an individual are collected systematically from a number of stakeholders and are used for improving performance. The 360-Degree Feedback approach provides a consistent management philosophy meeting the criterion outlined previously. The 360-degree feedback appraisal process describes a human resource methodology that is frequently used for both employee appraisal and employee development. Used in employee performance appraisals, the 360-degree feedback methodology is differentiated from traditional, top-down appraisal methods in which the supervisor responsible for the appraisal provides the majority of the data. Instead it seeks to use information gained from other sources to provide a fuller picture of employees' performances. Similarly, when this technique used in employee development it augments employees' perceptions of training needs with those of the people with whom they interact. The 360-degree feedback based appraisal is a c...

Meenakshi, G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud Feedbacks on Climate: A Challenging Scientific Problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

262

Marketer feedback to SAC Questions Data and Information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Marketers constituency has largely been pleased with the level of data provided by the IESO on system dispatch, constraints, generation and pricing. Forecasts of SBG have been improving but still focus largely on the short term. Longer term forecasts of SBG are important for decision making and should be added to the list of information and analysis provided by the IESO. Certainly, there should not be any less data and information published under a merged OESO and any additional transparency wherever possible is of great benefit to all involved, as well as in the interest of long-term market efficiency and system planning. SAC Terms of Reference The traditional role of the SAC to provide feedback and advice to the IESO management and Board in relation to the markets being designed, operated and dispatched by the IESO should continue in the same format as it has regardless of the creation of a new OESO. Adding representation from the OPA to the SAC would allow for additional dialogue between incumbent market participants and the OPA function in a revised OESO which should provide additional value. While the existing composition of the SAC is effective as structured, the Marketers constituency would be appreciative of greater clarity in the Terms of Reference as to how the SAC feedback will be incorporated into decision-making within the

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local beam position feedback experiments on the ESRF storage ring  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the results of local beam position feedback experiments conducted on the ESRF storage ring using digital signal processing (DSP) under the trilateral agreement of collaboration among ESRF, APS, and SPring-8. Two rf beam position monitors (BPMS) in the, upstream and downstream of the insertion device (ID) and two x-ray BPMs in the sixth cell were used to monitor the electron beam and the x-ray beam emitted from the ID, respectively. The local bump coefficients were obtained using the technique of singular value decomposition (SVD) on the global response matrix for the bump magnets and all the available BPMs outside the local bump. The local response matrix was then obtained between the two three-magnet bumps and the position monitors. The data sampling frequency was 4 kHz and a proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) controller was used. The result indicates the closed-loop feedback bandwidth close to 100 Hz and clear attenuation ({approx} {minus}40 dB) of the 7-Hz beam motion due to girder vibration resonance. Comparison of the results using the rf BPMs and x-ray BPMs will be also discussed.

Chung, Y.; Kahana, E.; Kirchman, J. [and others

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Feedback control of flow alignment in sheared liquid crystals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on a continuum theory, we investigate the manipulation of the non-equilibrium behavior of a sheared liquid crystal via closed-loop feedback control. Our goal is to stabilize a specific dynamical state, that is, the stationary "flow-alignment", under conditions where the uncontrolled system displays oscillatory director dynamics with in-plane symmetry. To this end we employ time-delayed feedback control (TDFC), where the equation of motion for the ith component, q_i(t), of the order parameter tensor is supplemented by a control term involving the difference q_i(t)-q_i(t-\\tau). In this diagonal scheme, \\tau is the delay time. We demonstrate that the TDFC method successfully stabilizes flow alignment for suitable values of the control strength, K, and \\tau; these values are determined by solving an exact eigenvalue equation. Moreover, our results show that only small values of K are needed when the system is sheared from an isotropic equilibrium state, contrary to the case where the equilibrium state is nematic.

David A. Strehober; Eckehard Schöll; Sabine H. L. Klapp

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity-use Feedback in the Commercial Sector: Examining the Potential for Building Occupant Behavior Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feedback technologies to encourage behavior change have been explored in the residential sector for the past three decades, but the savings potential of using feedback strategies in the commercial sector, which represents over one quarter of US electricity sales, has yet to be adequately explored. Although a number of building load control technologies that include some form of feedback provision have existed for some years, they generally target technical staff. The focus of this report is to understand...

2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Compilation of Results and Feedback Regarding Turbine Upgrades at Nuclear and Fossil Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report compiles results and feedback and draws a number of conclusions and lessons learned regarding steam turbine generator upgrades at nuclear and fossil power plants.

2008-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

267

Feedback as a means of decreasing residential energy consumption. Report PU/CES 34  

SciTech Connect

When residential units are analyzed in human factor terms, it is apparent that the consumption level feedback (typically a bill, calculated once a month, over all appliances) is inadequate to give the resident useful information about his energy consuming actions. The present study tested the hypothesis that providing immediate feedback to homeowners concerning their daily rate of electric usage would be effective in reducing electric consumption. In the studied homes, central air-conditioning is the largest single source of electric power consumption during the summer. Accordingly, it was possible to predict the household's expected electric consumption in terms of the average daily outdoor temperature. Predicted electric consumption was derived from a previous month's modeling period during which a regression line was fitted to predict consumption from average daily temperature, for each home. Feedback was expressed as a percentage of actual consumption over predicted consumption. Feedback was displayed to homeowners four times a week for approximately one month. The results confirmed the prediction. Before feedback began, the feedback and control groups were consuming electricity at approximately equal rates. During the feedback period, the feedback group used 10.5 percent less electricity. The effectiveness of the feedback procedure was explained in terms of its cueing, motivational, and commitment functions.

Seligman, C.; Darley, J.M.

1976-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Feedback Applications in Active Noise Control for Small Axial Cooling Fans.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Feedback active noise control (ANC) has been applied as a means of attenuating broadband noise from a small axial cooling fan. Such fans are used… (more)

Green, Matthew J 1978-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

A model for improving microbial biofuel production using a synthetic feedback loop  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

potential for great impact. Biofuels are a promising form ofbe engineered to produce biofuels, the fuels are often toxicKeywords Feedback control Á Biofuels Á Biological control

Dunlop, Mary J.; Keasling, Jay D.; Mukhopadhyay, Aindrila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Feedback improves the generalized degrees of freedom of the strong interference channel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

wireless net- works within o(log(snr)) - the impact of relays, feedback, co- operation andoperation on the generalized degrees of freedom of interference and other wireless

Cadambe, Viveck R; Jafar, Syed A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Tropical Cloud Feedbacks and Natural Variability of Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulations of natural variability by two GCMs are examined. One GCM is a sector model, allowing relatively rapid integration without simplification of the model physics, which would potentially exclude mechanisms of variability. Two mechanisms ...

R. L. Miller; A. D. Del Genio

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Microsoft Word - Feedback_Form_July_20031.doc  

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BROOKHAVEN ADVOCACY COUNCIL BROOKHAVEN ADVOCACY COUNCIL Employee/Guest/User Feedback Form The Brookhaven Advocacy Council (BAC) advises and makes recommendations to the Laboratory Director on the resolution of employee, guest and user concerns or issues that are brought to the attention of the Council. The Council functions independently of the Human Resources Division, reporting directly to the Laboratory Director. One of the Council's primary objectives is to improve the quality of life at BNL for all employees, guests and users. To that end, the Council invites you to share your experiences at BNL. Any information you provide is considered strictly confidential. You should feel free to contact any one of the Council members listed below for a one-on-one discussion, or if you prefer, complete the brief

273

Efficiency of the dynamical mechanism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The most extreme starbursts occur in galaxy mergers, and it is now acknowledged that dynamical triggering has a primary importance in star formation. This triggering is due partly to the enhanced velocity dispersion provided by gravitational instabilities, such as density waves and bars, but mainly to the radial gas flows they drive, allowing large amounts of gas to condense towards nuclear regions in a small time scale. Numerical simulations with several gas phases, taking into account the feedback to regulate star formation, have explored the various processes, using recipes like the Schmidt law, moderated by the gas instability criterion. May be the most fundamental parameter in starbursts is the availability of gas: this sheds light on the amount of external gas accretion in galaxy evolution. The detailed mechanisms governing gas infall in the inner parts of galaxy disks are discussed.

F. Combes

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

Cost-efficient drilling using industrial robots with high-bandwidth force feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Here we present a method for high-precision drilling using an industrial robot with high-bandwidth force feedback, which is used for building up pressure to clamp-up an end-effector to the work-piece surface prior to drilling. The focus is to eliminate ... Keywords: Feedback, Force control, High-precision drilling, Industrial robotics, Motion control

Tomas Olsson; Mathias Haage; Henrik Kihlman; Rolf Johansson; Klas Nilsson; Anders Robertsson; Mats Björkman; Robert Isaksson; Gilbert Ossbahr; Torgny Brogĺrdh

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Relevance Feedback Learning for Web Image Retrieval Using Soft Support Vector Machine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eliminating semantic gaps is important for image retrieving and annotating in content based image retrieval (CBIR), especially under web context. In this paper, a relevance feedback learning approach is proposed for web image retrieval, by using soft ... Keywords: Image retrieval, Relevance feedback learning, Sampling rule, Soft support vector machine

Yifei Zhang; Daling Wang; Ge Yu

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Separation of Contributions from Radiative Feedbacks to Polar Amplification on an Aquaplanet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When climate is forced by a doubling of CO2, a number of feedback processes are induced, such as changes of water vapor, clouds, and surface albedo. Here the CO2 forcing and concomitant feedbacks are studied individually using a general ...

Peter L. Langen; Rune Grand Graversen; Thorsten Mauritsen

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The dubuque electricity portal: evaluation of a city-scale residential electricity consumption feedback system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the Dubuque Electricity Portal, a city-scale system aimed at supporting voluntary reductions of electricity consumption. The Portal provided each household with fine-grained feedback on its electricity use, as well as using incentives, ... Keywords: behavior change, consumption feedback systems, ecf, electricity, smart meters, social comparison, sustainability

Thomas Erickson; Ming Li; Younghun Kim; Ajay Deshpande; Sambit Sahu; Tian Chao; Piyawadee Sukaviriya; Milind Naphade

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Translation enhancement: a new relevance feedback method for cross-language information retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an effective technique for improving retrieval effectiveness, relevance feedback (RF) has been widely studied in both monolingual and cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) settings. The studies of RF in CLIR have been focused on query expansion ... Keywords: cross-language information retrieval, query expansion, relevance feedback, translation enhancement

Daqing He; Dan Wu

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

The dubuque water portal: evaluation of the uptake, use and impact of residential water consumption feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Dubuque Water Portal is a system aimed at supporting voluntary reductions of water consumption that is intended to be deployed city-wide. It provides each household with fine-grained, near real time feedback on their water consumption, as well as ... Keywords: behavior change, games, smart meters, social comparison, sustainability, water, water and energy feedback systems

Thomas Erickson; Mark Podlaseck; Sambit Sahu; Jing D. Dai; Tian Chao; Milind Naphade

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Metrics-Based Feedback Cycles for Software Life-Cycle Management and Process Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper summarizes a global organizational feedback cycle, composed of four component feedback cycles, by which the COCOMO II cost estimation model [Boehm et al., 2000] can be used for (1) project or product line scoping; (2) project or product line management; (3) model recalibration to changing circumstances; and (4) evaluation project, product line, or organizational continuous process improvement initiatives

Barry Boehm

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Using experts feedback in clinical case resolution and arbitration as accuracy diagnosis methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a new methodology for assessing the efficiency of medical diagnostic systems and clinical decision support systems by using the feedback/opinions of medical experts. The methodology behind this work is based on a comparison between ... Keywords: Clinical case, Evaluation, Expert feedback, Medical diagnosis, PRAS-M

Alejandro RodríGuez-GonzáLez, Javier Torres-NińO, Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Miguel A. Mayer, Giner Alor-Hernandez

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Finite element modeling of a vibrating touch screen actuated by piezo patches for haptic feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of our work is to design a touch screen for displaying vibrotactile haptic feedback to the user via piezo patches attached to its surface. One of the challenges in the design is the selection of appropriate boundary conditions and the piezo configurations ... Keywords: finite element modeling, piezo patch actuators, touch screen, vibrotactile haptic feedback

Buket Baylan; Ugur Aridogan; Cagatay Basdogan

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Forcing Versus Feedback: Epidemic Malaria and Monsoon Rains in Northwest India  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Forcing Versus Feedback: Epidemic Malaria and Monsoon Rains in Northwest India Karina Laneri1 the monsoonal rains. Consideration of a more complex model with clinical immunity demonstrates the robustness Feedback: Epidemic Malaria and Monsoon Rains in Northwest India. PLoS Comput Biol 6(9): e1000898. doi:10

Pascual, Mercedes

284

Content-based image retrieval with relevance feedback using random walks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a novel approach to content-based image retrieval with relevance feedback, which is based on the random walker algorithm introduced in the context of interactive image segmentation. The idea is to treat the relevant and non-relevant ... Keywords: Content-based image retrieval, Random walks, Relevance feedback

Samuel Rota Bulň; Massimo Rabbi; Marcello Pelillo

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Rotor power feedback control of wind turbine system doubly-fed induction generator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper deals with a new system of wind turbine active power vector control. The already familiar cascade regulation with internal vector component feedback of rotor current and external active and reactive power feedbacks control of wind turbine has ... Keywords: DFIG rotor power regulator, doubly-fed induction generator, simulation, vector control

J. Smajo

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Interaction frogger: a design framework to couple action and function through feedback and feedforward  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a design framework to analyze person-product interaction. Its focus is on how the user's action and the product's function are coupled through different types of feedback and feedforward: inherent and augmented information. Instead ... Keywords: design framework, feedback, feedforward, interaction models, tangible user interface

S. A. G. Wensveen; J. P. Djajadiningrat; C. J. Overbeeke

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Simple and Efficient Algorithms for Computing Smooth, Collision-free Feedback Laws Over Given Cell Decompositions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel approach to computing feedback laws in the presence of obstacles. Instead of computing a trajectory between a pair of initial and goal states, our algorithms compute a vector field over the entire state space; all trajectories ... Keywords: collision avoidance, feedback control, motion planning, navigation functions, potential fields, vector fields

Stephen R. Lindemann; Steven M. Lavalle

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Brief paper: Speed regulation with measured output feedback in the control of heavy haul trains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An approach of output regulation with measurement feedback is proposed for the control of heavy haul trains. The objective is to regulate all cars' speeds to a prescribed speed profile. The output regulation problem of nonlinear systems with measurement ... Keywords: ECP braking system, Heavy haul trains, Measured output feedback, Output regulation, Quadratic programming

X. Zhuan; X. Xia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Dependence Balance Based Outer Bounds for Gaussian Networks With Cooperation and Feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We obtain new outer bounds on the capacity regions of the two-user multiple access channel with generalized feedback (MAC-GF) and the two-user interference channel with generalized feedback (IC-GF). These outer bounds are based on the idea of dependence ...

R. Tandon; S. Ulukus

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Compliant mechanisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The motivation for this work has been a variety of motions like navigation of pipelines, insertion operations in assembly, and gripping actions, which require the adaptation of the mechanism to the external constraints, rather than avoid them. To this effect, efforts have been made in building mechanisms that obtain the required degrees of freedom through deformations rather than explicit joints in them. Although the use of many joints provides the required number of degrees of freedom, it does so at the cost of making the system very bulky and complex. With the advent of new polymers, the possibility of building joint-free mechanisms that fulfil the requirements of adaptation has increased. Based on this approach, a Magneto Active Polymer (MAP) material has been developed here at the Texas A\\&M University, in which the actuation is performed by the conversion of electromagnetic energy into mechanical energy. The initial experimentation has proved the vast potential of the use of such a material and a few mechanisms like a magneto active peristaltic pump, have been designed and tested for the first time using this material. In this mechanism, the pumping action is obtained when a moving magnetic field produces peristaltic waves in the magneto active material shaped as a tube. Also for the first time, experiments have been conducted to analyze the response of the MAP material to a pulsating magnetic field with the intent of using the experimental results to develop a model of the MAP. In developing the design for the peristaltic pump and other conceptual models described in this thesis, ideas have been drawn from the different modes of locomotion and actuators present in lower organisms. These have been good sources of inspiration for the work done in this thesis and they have been documented in detail.

Venkataraghavan, Janarthanan T

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Effect of Ice-Albedo Feedback on Global Sensitivity in a One-Dimensional Radiative-Convective Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The feedback between ice albedo and temperature is included in a one-dimensional radiative-convective climate model. The effect of this feedback on global sensitivity to changes in solar constant is studied for the current climate conditions. ...

Wei-Chyung Wang; Peter H. Stone

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Impact of Vegetation Feedback on the Response of Precipitation to Antecedent Soil Moisture Anomalies over North America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies support a positive soil moisture–precipitation feedback over a major fraction of North America; that is, initial soil moisture anomalies lead to precipitation anomalies of the same sign. To investigate how vegetation feedback ...

Yeonjoo Kim; Guiling Wang

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Acceleration Mechanisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Glossary I. Background and context of the subject II. Stochastic acceleration III. Resonant scattering IV. Diffusive shock acceleration V. DSA at multiple shocks VI. Applications of DSA VII. Acceleration by parallel electric fields VIII. Other acceleration mechanisms IX. Future directions X. Appendix: Quasilinear equations XI. Bibliography

Melrose, D B

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Brief paper: Output feedback strict passivity of discrete-time nonlinear systems and adaptive control system design with a PFC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a passivity-based adaptive output feedback control for discrete-time nonlinear systems is considered. Output Feedback Strictly Passive (OFSP) conditions in order to design a stable adaptive output control system will be established. Further, ... Keywords: Adaptive control, Discrete nonlinear systems, Output feedback, Parallel feedforward compensator, Strict passivity

Ikuro Mizumoto; Satoshi Ohdaira; Zenta Iwai

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Dependence Balance Based Outer Bounds for Gaussian Networks with Cooperation and Feedback  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We obtain new outer bounds on the capacity regions of the two-user multiple access channel with generalized feedback (MAC-GF) and the two-user interference channel with generalized feedback (IC-GF). These outer bounds are based on the idea of dependence balance which was proposed by Hekstra and Willems [1]. To illustrate the usefulness of our outer bounds, we investigate three different channel models. We first consider a Gaussian MAC with noisy feedback (MAC-NF), where transmitter $k$, $k=1,2$, receives a feedback $Y_{F_{k}}$, which is the channel output $Y$ corrupted with additive white Gaussian noise $Z_{k}$. As the feedback noise variances become large, one would expect the feedback to become useless, which is not reflected by the cut-set bound. We demonstrate that our outer bound improves upon the cut-set bound for all non-zero values of the feedback noise variances. Moreover, in the limit as $\\sigma_{Z_{k}}^{2}\\to \\infty$, $k=1,2$, our outer bound collapses to the capacity region of the Gaussian MAC wit...

Tandon, Ravi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities through Intelligent Driver Feedback  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

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

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Entangling unitary gates on distant qubits with ancilla feedback  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

By using an ancilla qubit as a mediator, two distant qubits can undergo a non-local entangling unitary operation. This is desirable for when attempting to scale up or distribute quantum computation by combining fixed static local sets of qubits with ballistic mediators. Using a model driven by measurements on the ancilla, it is possible to generate a maximally entangling CZ gate while only having access to a less entangling gate between the pair qubits and the ancilla. However this results in a stochastic process of generating control phase rotation gates where the expected time for success does not correlate with the entangling power of the connection gate. We explore how one can use feedback into the preparation and measurement parameters of the ancilla to speed up the expected time to generate a CZ gate between a pair of separated qubits and to leverage stronger coupling strengths for faster times. Surprisingly, by choosing an appropriate strategy, control of a binary discrete parameter achieves comparable speed up to full continuous control of all degrees of freedom of the ancilla.

Kerem Halil Shah; Daniel K. L. Oi

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

298

Inverse Compton X-ray signature of AGN feedback  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bright AGN frequently show ultra-fast outflows (UFOs) with outflow velocities vout ! 0.1c. These outflows may be the source of AGN feedback on their host galaxies sought by galaxy formation modellers. The exact effect of the outflows on the ambient galaxy gas strongly depends on whether the shocked UFOs cool rapidly or not. This in turn depends on whether the shocked electrons share the same temperature as ions (one temperature regime; 1T) or decouple (2T), as has been recently suggested. Here we calculate the Inverse Compton spectrum emitted by such shocks, finding a broad feature potentially detectable either in mid-to-high energy X-rays (1T case) or only in the soft X-rays (2T). We argue that current observations of AGN do not seem to show evidence for the 1T component, while the limits on the 2T emission are far weaker. This suggests that UFOs are in the energy-driven regime outside the central few pc, and must pump considerable amounts of not only momentum but also energy into the ambient gas. We encoura...

Bourne, Martin A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Self-Regulated Fueling of Galaxy Centers: Evidence for Star-Formation Feedback in IC342's Nucleus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using new, high-resolution interferometric observations of the CO and HCN molecules, we directly compare the molecular and ionized components of the interstellar medium in the center of the nearby spiral galaxy IC342, on spatial scales of ~ 10pc. The morphology of the tracers suggests that the molecular gas flow caused by a large-scale stellar bar has been strongly affected by the mechanical feedback from recent star formation activity within the central 100pc in the nucleus of the galaxy. Possibly, stellar winds and/or supernova shocks originating in the nuclear star cluster have compressed, and likely pushed outward, the infalling molecular gas, thus significantly reducing the gas supply to the central 10pc. Although our analysis currently lacks kinematic confirmation due to the face-on orientation of IC342, the described scenario is supported by the generally observed repetitive nature of star formation in the nuclear star clusters of late-type spiral galaxies.

Schinnerer, E; Meier, D S; Calzetti, D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Self-Regulated Fueling of Galaxy Centers: Evidence for Star-Formation Feedback in IC342's Nucleus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using new, high-resolution interferometric observations of the CO and HCN molecules, we directly compare the molecular and ionized components of the interstellar medium in the center of the nearby spiral galaxy IC342, on spatial scales of ~ 10pc. The morphology of the tracers suggests that the molecular gas flow caused by a large-scale stellar bar has been strongly affected by the mechanical feedback from recent star formation activity within the central 100pc in the nucleus of the galaxy. Possibly, stellar winds and/or supernova shocks originating in the nuclear star cluster have compressed, and likely pushed outward, the infalling molecular gas, thus significantly reducing the gas supply to the central 10pc. Although our analysis currently lacks kinematic confirmation due to the face-on orientation of IC342, the described scenario is supported by the generally observed repetitive nature of star formation in the nuclear star clusters of late-type spiral galaxies.

E. Schinnerer; T. Boeker; D. S. Meier; D. Calzetti

2008-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Primary productivity control of simulated carbon cycle-climate feedbacks. Geophys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

[1] Positive feedbacks between the terrestrial carbon cycle and climate represent an outstanding area of uncertainty in simulations of future climate change. Coupled climatecarbon cycle models have simulated widely divergent feedback magnitudes, and attempts to explain model differences have had only limited success. In this study, we demonstrate that the response of vegetation primary productivity to climate changes is a critical controlling factor in determining the strength of simulated carbon cycle-climate feedbacks. This conclusion sheds new light on coupled climate-carbon cycle model results, and highlights the need for improved model representation of photosynthesis processes so as to better constrain future projections of climate change. Citation: Matthews, H. D.,

H. Damon Matthews; Michael Eby; Andrew J. Weaver; Barbara J. Hawkins; M. Eby; A. J. Weaver; B. J. Hawkins

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Statistical Analyses of Land–Atmosphere Feedbacks and Their Possible Pitfalls  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In some regions of the world, soil moisture has a typical memory for atmospheric processes and can also feed back to the latter. Thus, a better understanding of feedbacks between soil moisture and the atmosphere could provide promising ...

Boris Orlowsky; Sonia I. Seneviratne

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Feedback, power control, and beamforming : methods for situational aware wireless networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in a frequency division duplex (FDD) system, or in a timea frequency division duplex (FDD) system. On the other hand,acquired by user feedback in a FDD system. The normalization

Huang, Yichao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Geographical Distribution of Climate Feedbacks in the NCAR CCSM3.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study performs offline, partial radiative perturbation calculations to determine the geographical distributions of climate feedbacks contributing to the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative energy budget. These radiative perturbations are ...

Patrick C. Taylor; Robert G. Ellingson; Ming Cai

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Observational and Model Estimates of Cloud Amount Feedback over the Indian and Pacific Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Constraining intermodel spread in cloud feedback with observations is problematic because available cloud datasets are affected by spurious behavior in long-term variability. This problem is addressed by examining cloud amount in three independent ...

Katinka Bellomo; Amy C. Clement; Joel R. Norris; Brian J. Soden

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Interannual Positive Feedbacks in a Simple Extratropical Air–Sea Coupling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple theoretical analysis identified three possible interannual positive feedbacks in the extratropics: the upwelling mode, the SST-Sverdrup mode, and the SST-evaporation mode. The upwelling mode becomes unstable when the atmosphere responses ...

Zhengyu Liu

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Feedback | ScienceLab, Education Resources from the U.S. Department...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Your Feedback Is Important Please let us know how we can improve ScienceLab. Your input will help make ScienceLab more useful to students like you. Please complete as much of the...

308

Estimates of the Water Vapor Climate Feedback during El Nińo–Southern Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The strength of the water vapor feedback has been estimated by analyzing the changes in tropospheric specific humidity during El Nińo–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycles. This analysis is done in climate models driven by observed sea surface ...

A. E. Dessler; S. Wong

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Pacific Warm Pool Temperature Regulation during TOGA COARE: Upper Ocean Feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hasselmann feedback model was applied to hindcast western Pacific warm pool sea surface temperatures (SST) with heat flux observations obtained near 2°S, 156°E from October 1992 to February 1993 during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere ...

Gary S. E. Lagerloef; Roger Lukas; Robert A. Weller; Steven P. Anderson

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Uncertainties in CMIP5 climate projections due to carbon cycle feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the context of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5, most climate simulations use prescribed atmospheric CO2 concentration and therefore do not interactively include the effect of carbon cycle feedbacks. However, the RCP8.5 scenario ...

Pierre Friedlingstein; Malte Meinshausen; Vivek K. Arora; Chris D. Jones; Alessandro Anav; Spencer K. Liddicoat; Reto Knutti

311

Internal Feedbacks from Monsoon–Midlatitude Interactions during Droughts in the Indian Summer Monsoon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results from a 20-yr simulation of a high-resolution AGCM forced with climatological SST, along with simplified model experiments and supplementary data diagnostics, are used to investigate internal feedbacks arising from monsoon–midlatitude ...

R. Krishnan; Vinay Kumar; M. Sugi; J. Yoshimura

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Feedbacks of Vegetation on Summertime Climate Variability over the North American Grasslands. Part I: Statistical Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feedbacks of vegetation on summertime climate variability over the North American Grasslands are analyzed using the statistical technique of Granger causality. Results indicate that normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) anomalies early in ...

Weile Wang; Bruce T. Anderson; Nathan Phillips; Robert K. Kaufmann; Christopher Potter; Ranga B. Myneni

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Interannual Biases Induced by Freshwater Flux and Coupled Feedback in the Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Freshwater flux (FWF) forcing–induced feedback has not been represented adequately in many coupled ocean–atmosphere models of the tropical Pacific. Previously, various approximations have been made in representing the FWF forcing in climate ...

Rong-Hua Zhang; Guihua Wang; Dake Chen; A. J. Busalacchi; E. C. Hackert

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Determining Longwave Forcing and Feedback Using Infrared Spectra and GNSS Radio Occultation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors investigate whether combining a data type derived from radio occultation (RO) with the infrared spectral data in an optimal detection method improves the quantification of longwave radiative forcing and feedback. Signals derived from ...

Yi Huang; Stephen S. Leroy; James G. Anderson

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Observed Feedback between Winter Sea Ice and the North Atlantic Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feedback between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and winter sea ice variability is detected and quantified using approximately 30 years of observations, a vector autoregressive model (VAR), and testable definitions of Granger causality and ...

Courtenay Strong; Gudrun Magnusdottir; Hal Stern

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Inter-Operator Feedback in Data Stream Management Systems via Punctuation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

query plan parameters based on collected statistics--a performance-improving feedback loop [3]. CEDR is a data stream and event processing system under development at Microsoft Research. CEDR's operators

Bertini, Robert L.

317

Observations of Climate Feedbacks over 2000–10 and Comparisons to Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feedbacks in response to climate variations during the period 2000–10 have been calculated using reanalysis meteorological fields and top-of-atmosphere flux measurements. Over this period, the climate was stabilized by a strongly negative ...

A. E. Dessler

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon–Concentration and Carbon–Climate Feedbacks in CMIP5 Earth System Models  

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The magnitude and evolution of parameters that characterize feedbacks in the coupled carbon–climate system are compared across nine Earth system models (ESMs). The analysis is based on results from biogeochemically, radiatively, and fully coupled ...

Vivek K. Arora; George J. Boer; Pierre Friedlingstein; Michael Eby; Chris D. Jones; James R. Christian; Gordon Bonan; Laurent Bopp; Victor Brovkin; Patricia Cadule; Tomohiro Hajima; Tatiana Ilyina; Keith Lindsay; Jerry F. Tjiputra; Tongwen Wu

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

A unified optimization framework for robust pseudo-relevance feedback algorithms  

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We present a flexible new optimization framework for finding effective, reliable pseudo-relevance feedback models that unifies existing complementary approaches in a principled way. The result is an algorithmic approach that not only brings together ... Keywords: optimization, query expansion

Joshua V. Dillon; Kevyn Collins-Thompson

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Using a Multiphysics Ensemble for Exploring Diversity in Cloud–Shortwave Feedback in GCMs  

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This study proposes a systematic approach to investigate cloud-radiative feedbacks to climate change induced by an increase of CO2 concentrations in global climate models (GCMs). Based on two versions of the Model for Interdisciplinary Research on ...

Masahiro Watanabe; Hideo Shiogama; Tokuta Yokohata; Youichi Kamae; Masakazu Yoshimori; Tomoo Ogura; James D. Annan; Julia C. Hargreaves; Seita Emori; Masahide Kimoto

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Surface-Convection Feedback during Drought Periods on the Canadian Prairies  

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Linkages between the terrestrial ecosystem and precipitation play a critical role in regulating regional weather and climate. These linkages can manifest themselves as positive or negative feedback loops, which may either favor or inhibit the ...

Julian C. Brimelow; John M. Hanesiak; William R. Burrows

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Efficient algorithms for outage minimization in parallel fading channels with limited feedback  

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In this paper, we address the optimal power allocation problem for minimizing the notion of information theoretic outage for an M parallel block-Rayleigh-fading channels using a finite rate power codebook (limited feedback). In contrast to the ...

YuanYuan He; Subhrakanti Dey

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Granger Causality of Coupled Climate Processes: Ocean Feedback on the North Atlantic Oscillation  

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This study uses a Granger causality time series modeling approach to quantitatively diagnose the feedback of daily sea surface temperatures (SSTs) on daily values of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) as simulated by a realistic coupled general ...

Timothy J. Mosedale; David B. Stephenson; Matthew Collins; Terence C. Mills

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Distributed feedback control for an eulerian model of the national airspace system  

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This paper proposes an Eulerian model of traffic flows in the National Airspace System (NAS) and presents a distributed feedback control approach for managing the flows. The main contribution is the development of a model ...

Le Ny, Jerome

325

Stable control of distributed hysteretic systems using cellular broadcast stochastic feedback  

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This work develops a provably stable broadcast feedback approach to regulating the aggregate output of a collection of stochastically behaving cellular units with pronounced hysteresis. Similar to skeletal muscle, comprised ...

Wood, Levi Benjamin

326

Contributions of Different Cloud Types to Feedbacks and Rapid Adjustments in CMIP5  

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Using five climate model simulations of the response to an abrupt quadrupling of CO2, the authors perform the first simultaneous model intercomparison of cloud feedbacks and rapid radiative adjustments with cloud masking effects removed, ...

Mark D. Zelinka; Stephen A. Klein; Karl E. Taylor; Timothy Andrews; Mark J. Webb; Jonathan M. Gregory; Piers M. Forster

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

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

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This study proposes a novel technique for computing cloud feedbacks using histograms of cloud fraction as a joint function of cloud-top pressure (CTP) and optical depth (?). These histograms were generated by the International Satellite Cloud ...

Mark D. Zelinka; Stephen A. Klein; Dennis L. Hartmann

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Structural Stochastic Stability of a Simple Auto-Oscillatory Climatic Feedback System  

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Based on a more detailed model developed previously, governing possible feedbacks between sea ice extent (?), deep-ocean temperature (?), and atmospheric carbon dioxide, we have constructed a simple, deterministic, dynamical system for ? and ? ...

Barry Saltzman; Alfonso Sutera; Alan Evenson

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Dissociation between Striatal Regions while Learning to Categorize via Feedback and via Observation  

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Convergent evidence from functional imaging and from neuropsychological studies of basal ganglia disorders indicates that the striatum is involved in learning to categorize visual stimuli with feedback. However, it is unclear which cognitive process ...

Corinna M. Cincotta; Carol A. Seger

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Counterexamples to the Theory of Thermodynamics With Feedback Proposed By Sagawa and Ueda  

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We give some counterexamples to the theory of thermodynamics with feedback that has been proposed by Sagawa and Ueda. Our counterexamples are evidence that their theory, in its present form, is flawed.

Robert R. Tucci

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

331

User feedback on prototypes and its impact on the success of future products  

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A survey was conducted to review the literature that currently exists on the topic of user feedback received from prototypes. Special attention was paid to whether and how this customer interaction impacts the success of ...

Beyer, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Melanie)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Radiative and Dynamical Feedbacks over the Equatorial Cold Tongue: Results from Nine Atmospheric GCMs  

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The equatorial Pacific is a region with strong negative feedbacks. Yet coupled general circulation models (GCMs) have exhibited a propensity to develop a significant SST bias in that region, suggesting an unrealistic sensitivity in the coupled ...

D.-Z. Sun; T. Zhang; C. Covey; S. A. Klein; W. D. Collins; J. J. Hack; J. T. Kiehl; G. A. Meehl; I. M. Held; M. Suarez

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Synthesis of quantized feedback control software for discrete time linear hybrid systems  

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We present an algorithm that given a Discrete Time Linear Hybrid System${\\cal H}$ returns a correct-by-construction software implementation K for a (near time optimal) robust quantized feedback controller for ${\\cal H}$ along with ...

Federico Mari; Igor Melatti; Ivano Salvo; Enrico Tronci

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

An Analysis of the Soil Moisture Feedback on Convective and Stratiform Precipitation  

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Land–atmosphere interactions in midlatitude continental regions are particularly active during the warm season. It is still unclear whether and under what circumstances these interactions may involve positive or negative feedbacks between soil ...

Lorenzo Alfieri; Pierluigi Claps; Paolo D’Odorico; Francesco Laio; Thomas M. Over

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Using Relative Humidity as a State Variable in Climate Feedback Analysis  

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An approach to climate change feedback analysis is described in which tropospheric relative humidity replaces specific humidity as the state variable that, along with the temperature structure, surface albedos, and clouds, controls the magnitude ...

Isaac M. Held; Karen M. Shell

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

The road to multi-dimensional magnetic levitation : realizing two-dimensional control in classical feedback  

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A stable multi-dimensional magnetic levitator was characterized and implemented. This thesis contains a full analysis of the feedback specifications, a short summary of the circuits used in the design of the setup, and ...

Hlebowitsh, Paul Gerardus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Energy Balance Partitioning and Net Radiation Controls on Soil Moisture–Precipitation Feedbacks  

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A series of model runs using the University of Oklahoma’s Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) were conducted to investigate the relative impacts of energy balance partitioning and net radiation on soil moisture–precipitation feedbacks in ...

Aubrey R. Jones; Nathaniel A. Brunsell

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

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

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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.

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

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

May 21, 2011 - Getting Useful Real Time Feedback About Your Program Webinar (text version)  

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1, 2011 - Getting Useful Real Time Feedback About 1, 2011 - Getting Useful Real Time Feedback About Your Program Webinar (text version) Below is the text version of the Webinar titled "Getting Useful Real Time Feedback About Your Program" originally presented on May 21, 2011. (Please note: portions of the transcript below may be incomplete where indicated with an underlined placeholder space. Please refer to the webinar presentation recording and slides for additional information.) Operator: The broadcast is now starting. All attendees are listen only mode. Sargon de Jesus: Good afternoon. My name is Sargon de Jesus and I am with ERG, a contractor supporting the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings program. I wanna thank you for joining today's webinar titled "Getting useful real time feedback about your

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

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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.

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

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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341

The Evolution of Climate Sensitivity and Climate Feedbacks in the Community Atmosphere Model  

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also be decomposed into SW and LW components (ASCF and ALCF, respectively). The radiative kernels used the albedo TABLE 2. Feedbacks (lX; W m22 K21 ), ALCF and ASCF cloud feedback and geff (K) from CAM4 and CAM5 SOM runs and Cess experiments as described in the text. Simulation la lTs lTp lLR lq ALCF ASCF geff

Gettelman, Andrew

342

Acoustic emission feedback control for control of boiling in a microwave oven  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An acoustic emission based feedback system for controlling the boiling level of a liquid medium in a microwave oven is provided. The acoustic emissions from the medium correlated with surface boiling is used to generate a feedback control signal proportional to the level of boiling of the medium. This signal is applied to a power controller to automatically and continuously vary the power applied to the oven to control the boiling at a selected level. 2 figs.

White, T.L.

1990-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

343

Acoustic emission feedback control for control of boiling in a microwave oven  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An acoustic emission based feedback system for controlling the boiling level of a liquid medium in a microwave oven is provided. The acoustic emissions from the medium correlated with surface boiling is used to generate a feedback control signal proportional to the level of boiling of the medium. This signal is applied to a power controller to automatically and continuoulsly vary the power applied to the oven to control the boiling at a selected level.

White, Terry L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Non-cooperative Feedback Rate Control Game for Channel State Information in Wireless Networks  

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It has been well recognized that channel state information (CSI) feedback is of great importance for dowlink transmissions of closed-loop wireless networks. However, the existing work typically researched the CSI feedback problem for each individual mobile station (MS), and thus, cannot efficiently model the interactions among self-interested mobile users in the network level. To this end, in this paper, we propose an alternative approach to investigate the CSI feedback rate control problem in the analytical setting of a game theoretic framework, in which a multiple-antenna base station (BS) communicates with a number of co-channel MSs through linear precoder. Specifically, we first present a non-cooperative feedback-rate control game (NFC), in which each MS selects the feedback rate to maximize its performance in a distributed way. To improve efficiency from a social optimum point of view, we then introduce pricing, called the non-cooperative feedback-rate control game with price (NFCP). The game utility is ...

Song, Lingyang; Zhang, Zhongshan; Jiao, Bingli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Dual Delayed Feedback Provides Sensitivity and Robustness to the NF-kB Signaling Module  

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Many cellular stress-responsive signaling systems exhibit highly dynamic behavior with oscillatory features mediated by delayed negative feedback loops. What remains unclear is whether oscillatory behavior is the basis for a signaling code based on frequency modulation (FM) or whether the negative feedback control modules have evolved to fulfill other functional requirements. Here, we use experimentally calibrated computational models to interrogate the negative feedback loops that regulate the dynamic activity of the transcription factor NF-kB. Linear stability analysis of the model shows that oscillatory frequency is a hard-wired feature of the primary negative feedback loop and not a function of the stimulus, thus arguing against an FM signaling code. Instead, our modeling studies suggest that the two feedback loops may be tuned to provide for rapid activation and inactivation capabilities for transient input signals of a wide range of durations; by minimizing late phase oscillations response durations may be fine-tuned in a graded rather than quantized manner. Further, in the presence of molecular noise the dual delayed negative feedback system minimizes stochastic

Diane M. Longo; Jangir Selimkhanov; Jeffrey D. Kearns; Jeff Hasty; Er Hoffmann; Lev S. Tsimring

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

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

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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.

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

2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

347

ANOMALOUS CO{sub 2} ICE TOWARD HOPS-68: A TRACER OF PROTOSTELLAR FEEDBACK  

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We report the detection of a unique CO{sub 2} ice band toward the deeply embedded, low-mass protostar HOPS-68. Our spectrum, obtained with the Infrared Spectrograph on board the Spitzer Space Telescope, reveals a 15.2 {mu}m CO{sub 2} ice bending mode profile that cannot be modeled with the same ice structure typically found toward other protostars. We develop a modified CO{sub 2} ice profile decomposition, including the addition of new high-quality laboratory spectra of pure, crystalline CO{sub 2} ice. Using this model, we find that 87%-92% of the CO{sub 2} is sequestered as spherical, CO{sub 2}-rich mantles, while typical interstellar ices show evidence of irregularly shaped, hydrogen-rich mantles. We propose that (1) the nearly complete absence of unprocessed ices along the line of sight is due to the flattened envelope structure of HOPS-68, which lacks cold absorbing material in its outer envelope, and possesses an extreme concentration of material within its inner (10 AU) envelope region and (2) an energetic event led to the evaporation of inner envelope ices, followed by cooling and re-condensation, explaining the sequestration of spherical, CO{sub 2} ice mantles in a hydrogen-poor mixture. The mechanism responsible for the sublimation could be either a transient accretion event or shocks in the interaction region between the protostellar outflow and envelope. The proposed scenario is consistent with the rarity of the observed CO{sub 2} ice profile, the formation of nearly pure CO{sub 2} ice, and the production of spherical ice mantles. HOPS-68 may therefore provide a unique window into the protostellar feedback process, as outflows and heating shape the physical and chemical structure of protostellar envelopes and molecular clouds.

Poteet, Charles A.; Megeath, S. Thomas; Bjorkman, Jon E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States); Pontoppidan, Klaus M. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)] [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Watson, Dan M.; Sheehan, Patrick D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States); Isokoski, Karoliina; Linnartz, Harold, E-mail: charles.poteet@gmail.com [Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)] [Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEXING MECHANISM  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is presented for loading and unloading fuel elements containing material fissionable by neutrons of thermal energy. The device comprises a combination of mechanical features Including a base, a lever pivotally attached to the base, an Indexing plate on the base parallel to the plane of lever rotation and having a plurality of apertures, the apertures being disposed In rows, each aperture having a keyway, an Index pin movably disposed to the plane of lever rotation and having a plurality of apertures, the apertures being disposed in rows, each aperture having a keyway, an index pin movably disposed on the lever normal to the plane rotation, a key on the pin, a sleeve on the lever spaced from and parallel to the index pin, a pair of pulleys and a cable disposed between them, an open collar rotatably attached to the sleeve and linked to one of the pulleys, a pin extending from the collar, and a bearing movably mounted in the sleeve and having at least two longitudinal grooves in the outside surface.

Kock, L.J.

1959-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

349

Mechanical Design  

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The particle beam of the SXR (soft x-ray) beam line in the LCLS (Linac Coherent Light Source) has a high intensity in order to penetrate through samples at the atomic level. However, the intensity is so high that many experiments fail because of severe damage. To correct this issue, attenuators are put into the beam line to reduce this intensity to a level suitable for experimentation. Attenuation is defined as 'the gradual loss in intensity of any flux through a medium' by [1]. It is found that Beryllium and Boron Carbide can survive the intensity of the beam. At very thin films, both of these materials work very well as filters for reducing the beam intensity. Using a total of 12 filters, the first 9 being made of Beryllium and the rest made of Boron Carbide, the beam's energy range of photons can be attenuated between 800 eV and 9000 eV. The design of the filters allows attenuation for different beam intensities so that experiments can obtain different intensities from the beam if desired. The step of attenuation varies, but is relative to the thickness of the filter as a power function of 2. A relationship for this is f(n) = x{sub 0}2{sup n} where n is the step of attenuation desired and x{sub 0} is the initial thickness of the material. To allow for this desired variation, a mechanism must be designed within the test chamber. This is visualized using a 3D computer aided design modeling tool known as Solid Edge.

2010-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial homogenization of thermal feedback regions in Monte Carlo reactor calculations  

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An integrated thermal-hydraulic feedback module has previously been developed for the Monte Carlo transport solver, MC21. The module incorporates a flexible input format that allows the user to describe heat transfer and coolant flow paths within the geometric model at any level of spatial detail desired. The effect that the varying levels of spatial homogenization of thermal regions has on the accuracy of the Monte Carlo simulations is examined in this study. Six thermal feedback mappings are constructed from the same geometric model of the Calvert Cliffs core. The spatial homogenization of the thermal regions is varied, giving each scheme a different level of detail, and the adequacy of the spatial homogenization is determined based on the eigenvalue produced by each Monte Carlo calculation. The purpose of these numerical experiments is to determine the level of detail necessarily to accurately capture the thermal feedback effect on reactivity. Several different core models are considered: axial-flow only, axial and lateral flow, asymmetry due to control rod insertion, and fuel heating (temperature -dependent cross sections). The thermal results generated by the MC21 thermal feedback module are consistent with expectations. Based upon the numerical experiments conducted it is concluded that the amount of spatial detail necessary to accurately capture the feedback effect on reactivity is relatively small. Homogenization at the assembly level for the Calvert Cliffs PWR model results in a similar power defect to that calculated with individual pin-cells modeled as explicit thermal regions. (authors)

Hanna, B. R.; Gill, D. F.; Griesheimer, D. P. [Bertis Atomic Power Laboratory, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, P.O. Box 79, West Mifflin, PA 15122 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Outer Bounds for Multiple-Access Channels With Feedback Using Dependence Balance  

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We use the idea of dependence balance to obtain a new outer bound for the capacity region of the discrete memoryless multiple-access channel with noiseless feedback (MAC-FB). We consider a binary additive noisy MAC-FB whose feedback capacity is not known. The binary additive noisy MAC considered in this paper can be viewed as the discrete counterpart of the Gaussian MAC-FB. Ozarow established that the capacity region of the two-user Gaussian MAC-FB is given by the cut-set bound. Our result shows that for the discrete version of the channel considered by Ozarow, this is not the case. Direct evaluation of our outer bound is intractable due to an involved auxiliary random variable whose large cardinality prohibits an exhaustive search. We overcome this difficulty by using a composite function and its properties to explicitly evaluate our outer bound. Our outer bound is strictly less than the cut-set bound at all points on the capacity region where feedback increases capacity. In addition, we explicitly evaluate the Cover–Leung achievable rate region for the binary additive noisy MAC-FB in consideration. Furthermore, using the tools developed for the evaluation of our outer bound, we also explicitly characterize the boundary of the feedback capacity region of the binary erasure MAC, for which the Cover–Leung achievable rate region is known to be tight. This last result confirms that the feedback strategies developed by Kramer for the binary erasure MAC are capacity achieving.

Ravi Tandon; Sennur Ulukus

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

On the Symmetric Feedback Capacity of the K-user Cyclic Z-Interference Channel  

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The K-user cyclic Z-interference channel models a situation in which the kth transmitter causes interference only to the (k-1)th receiver in a cyclic manner, i.e., the first transmitter causes interference only to the Kth receiver. The impact of noiseless feedback on the capacity of this channel is studied by focusing on the Gaussian cyclic Z-interference channel. To this end, the symmetric feedback capacity of the linear shift deterministic cyclic Z-interference channel (LD-CZIC) is completely characterized for all interference regimes. Using insights from the linear deterministic channel model, the symmetric feedback capacity of the Gaussian cyclic Z-interference channel is characterized up to within a constant number of bits. As a byproduct of the constant gap result, the symmetric degrees of freedom with feedback for the Gaussian cyclic Z-interference channel are also characterized. These results highlight that the symmetric feedback capacities for both linear and Gaussian channel models are in general fu...

Tandon, Ravi; Poor, H Vincent

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Physicalism versus quantum mechanics  

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Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. (Princeton UniversityMind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics, (Springer, Berlin & NewMindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating

Stapp, Henry P; Theoretical Physics Group; Physics Division

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Global climate feedbacks: Conclusions and recommendations of the June 1990 BNL workshop  

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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.

Manowitz, B.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Cooling and squeezing the fluctuations of a nanomechanical beam by indirect quantum feedback control  

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We study cooling and squeezing the fluctuations of a nanomechanical beam using quantum feedback control. In our model, the nanomechanical beam is coupled to a transmission line resonator via a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID). The leakage of the electromagnetic field from the transmission line resonator is measured using homodyne detection. This measured signal is then used to design a quantum-feedback-control signal to drive the electromagnetic field in the transmission line resonator. Although the control is imposed on the transmission line resonator, this quantum-feedback-control signal indirectly affects the thermal motion of the nanomechanical beam via the inductive beam-resonator coupling, making it possible to cool and squeeze the fluctuations of the beam, allowing it to approach the standard quantum limit.

Jing Zhang; Yu-xi Liu; Franco Nori

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

356

Variable-delay feedback control of unstable steady states in retarded time-delayed systems  

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We study the stability of unstable steady states in scalar retarded time-delayed systems subjected to a variable-delay feedback control. The important aspect of such a control problem is that time-delayed systems are already infinite-dimensional before the delayed feedback control is turned on. When the frequency of the modulation is large compared to the system's dynamics, the analytic approach consists of relating the stability properties of the resulting variable-delay system with those of an analogous distributed delay system. Otherwise, the stability domains are obtained by a numerical integration of the linearized variable-delay system. The analysis shows that the control domains are significantly larger than those in the usual time-delayed feedback control, and that the complexity of the domain structure depends on the form and the frequency of the delay modulation.

Aleksandar Gjurchinovski; Viktor Urumov

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

357

Feedback Control of Nonlinear Dissipative Systems by Finite Determining Parameters - A Reaction-diffusion Paradigm  

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We introduce here a simple finite-dimensional feedback control scheme for stabilizing solutions of infinite-dimensional dissipative evolution equations, such as reaction-diffusion systems, the Navier-Stokes equations and the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation. The designed feedback control scheme takes advantage of the fact that such systems possess finite number of determining parameters (degrees of freedom), namely, finite number of determining Fourier modes, determining nodes, and determining interpolants and projections. In particular, the feedback control scheme uses finitely many of such observables and controllers. This observation is of a particular interest since it implies that our approach has far more reaching applications, in particular, in data assimilation. Moreover, we emphasize that our scheme treats all kinds of the determining projections, as well as, the various dissipative equations with one unified approach. However, for the sake of simplicity we demonstrate our approach in this paper to a one-dimensional reaction-diffusion equation paradigm.

Abderrahim Azouani; Edriss S. Titi

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

358

Feedback Heating by Cosmic Rays in Clusters of Galaxies  

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Recent observations show that the cooling flows in the central regions of galaxy clusters are highly suppressed. Observed AGN-induced cavities/bubbles are a leading candidate for suppressing cooling, usually via some form of mechanical heating. At the same time, observed X-ray cavities and synchrotron emission point toward a significant non-thermal particle population. Previous studies have focused on the dynamical effects of cosmic-ray pressure support, but none have built successful models in which cosmic-ray heating is significant. Here we investigate a new model of AGN heating, in which the intracluster medium is efficiently heated by cosmic-rays, which are injected into the ICM through diffusion or the shredding of the bubbles by Rayleigh-Taylor or Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. We include thermal conduction as well. Using numerical simulations, we show that the cooling catastrophe is efficiently suppressed. The cluster quickly relaxes to a quasi-equilibrium state with a highly reduced accretion rate and temperature and density profiles which match observations. Unlike the conduction-only case, no fine-tuning of the Spitzer conduction suppression factor f is needed. The cosmic ray pressure, P_c/P_g alternative to mechanical heating, and may become particularly compelling if GLAST detects the gamma-ray signature of cosmic-rays in clusters.

Fulai Guo; S. Peng OH

2007-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Study of the Feedback Mechanisms of Hurricane–Environment Interaction on Hurricane Movement from the Potential Vorticity Perspective  

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The interaction between a hurricane and its environment is studied by analysing the generation and influence of potential vorticity (PV) from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory hurricane model analysis system. Two sets of numerical ...

Chun-Chieh Wu; Yoshio Kurihara

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time synchronization feedbacks for single-atom frequency standards  

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Simple feedback loops, inspired from extremum-seeking, are proposed to lock a probe-frequency to the transition frequency of a single quantum system following quantum Monte-Carlo trajectories. Two specific quantum systems are addressed, a 2-level one and a 3-level one that appears in coherence population trapping and optical pumping. For both systems, the feedback algorithm is shown to be convergent in the following sense: the probe frequency converges in average towards the system-transition one and its standard deviation can be made arbitrarily small. Closed-loop simulations illustrate robustness versus jump-detection efficiency and modeling errors.

Mazyar Mirrahimi; Pierre Rouchon

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a transient three-dimensional neutron transport code with feedback  

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A new code is being developed at the Y-12 Plant for solving the time-dependent, three-dimensional Boltzmann transport model with feedback. The new code, PADK, uses the quasi-static method in its adiabatic form and is to be utilized to analyze hypothetical criticality accidents. A description of the code along with preliminary results without feedback are presented in this paper. The code is applied to 2 standard benchmark problems and the results are compared to another method. Also, the code is used to model the GODIVA reactor. Further work needed to be completed is described.

Waddell, M.W. Jr.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

362

Unconditional quantum-noise suppression via measurement-based quantum feedback  

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We demonstrate unconditional quantum-noise suppression in a collective spin system via feedback control based on quantum non-demolition measurement (QNDM). We perform shot-noise limited collective spin measurements on an ensemble of $3.7\\times 10^5$ laser-cooled 171Yb atoms in their spin-1/2 ground states. Correlation between two sequential QNDMs indicates $-0.80^{+0.11}_{-0.12}\\,\\mathrm{dB}$ quantum noise suppression in a conditional manner. Our feedback control successfully converts the conditional quantum-noise suppression into the unconditional one without significant loss of the noise

Ryotaro Inoue; Shin-Ichi-Ro Tanaka; Ryo Namiki; Takahiro Sagawa; Yoshiro Takahashi

2013-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

363

Simulation and analysis of rf feedback systems on the SLC damping rings  

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The rf system of the SLC Damping Rings has evolved since tighter tolerances on beam stability are encountered as beam intensities are increased. There are now many feedback systems controlling the phase and amplitude of the rf, the phase of the beam, and the tune of the cavity. The bandwidths of the feedback loops range from several MHz to compensate for beam loading to a few Hz for the cavity tuners. To improve our understanding of the interaction of these loops and verify the expected behavior, we have simulated their behavior using computer models. A description of the models and the first results are discussed.

Minty, M.; Himel, T.; Krejcik, P.; Siemann, R.H.; Tighe, R.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS  

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Single Cell Mechanics BIOMATERIALS Our goal is to develop fundamental tools to measure the response of live cells to mechanical stimulation. The mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical forces evaluate the underlying mechanisms of cell mechanics. Objective Impact and Customers · Cancer, heart

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A framework for a feedback process to analyze and personalize a document vector space in a feature extraction model  

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In this paper, we present a framework for a feedback process to implement a highly accurate document retrieval system. In the system, a document vector space is created dynamically to implement retrieval processing. The retrieval accuracy of the system ... Keywords: Feature extraction, Feedback method, Information retrieval, Semantic search, Vector space model

Kosuke Takano; Xing Chen; Keisuke Masuda

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Simulated Climate Sensitivity, Feedbacks and Mean1  

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mented into shortwave (SW) feedbacks (ASCF: Figure 1a) and longwave (LW) feedbacks152 (ALCF: Figure 1b SENSITIVITY slope when regressed against climate sensitivity than ALCF indicates clouds with both162 longwave165 listed in Table 3. ALCF has the highest correlation, and is of opposite sign to the ASCF166

Gettelman, Andrew

367

Analysis of a PM DC motor model for application in feedback design for electric-powered mobility vehicles  

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Accurate modelling of Permanent Magnet (PM) DC motors is a prerequisite for expedient feedback design of electric-powered mobility vehicles. This paper identifies the parameters in the ideal equations for PM DC motors and considers the methods ... Keywords: electric-powered mobility vehicles, feedback design, frictional torque, model accuracy, modelling, permanent magnet DC motors models

Patrick Wolm; XiaoQi Chen; J. Geoffrey Chase; Warren Pettigrew; Christopher E. Hann

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Brief Nonlinear stabilization of a thermal convection loop by state feedback  

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A nonlinear feedback control law that achieves global asymptotic stabilization of a 2D thermal convection loop (widely known for its ''Lorenz system'' approximation) is presented. The loop consists of viscous Newtonian fluid contained in between two ... Keywords: Backstepping, Boundary control, Convection loop

Dejan M. BošKovi?; Miroslav Krsti?

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

The Main Steam Temperature Cascade Control of High Order Differential of Feedback Controller  

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The main steam temperature of boiler is a big time-lag signal, and the great change of its dynamic characteristics occurs with the load change. In addition, the main steam temperature control is particularly significant for the safety and economic operation ... Keywords: main steam temperature, high order differentiator, high order differential feedback controller, cascade control

Xue Wei; Mu Jingjing; Jia Hongyan; Ye Fei

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Reconceptualizing and expanding the positive feedback network effects model: A case study  

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During the 1980s, economists developed the concept of positive network effects and switching costs as the key dynamics of de facto standards competition. They concluded that a positive feedback loop usually ''tips'' a market to the standard with the ... Keywords: Communications standards, Network effects, Strategy, Switching costs, de facto standards

Scott Gallagher; Joel West

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

ZonePAC: Zonal Power Estimation and Control via HVAC Metering and Occupant Feedback  

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Heating Ventillation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems account for nearly 40% of primary energy consumption by commercial buildings. Yet, these systems by and large operate in an open-loop with the building occupants. While the monitoring and feedback ... Keywords: Energy Estimation, HVAC, Thermostat, User Interface, Variable Air Volume

Bharathan Balaji, Hidetoshi Teraoka, Rajesh Gupta, Yuvraj Agarwal

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Bayesian filter based behavior recognition in workflows allowing for user feedback  

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In this paper, we propose a novel online framework for behavior understanding, in visual workflows, capable of achieving high recognition rates in real-time. To effect online recognition, we propose a methodology that employs a Bayesian filter supported ... Keywords: Bayesian filter, Behavior recognition, Hidden Markov models, User feedback, Workflow

Dimitrios I. Kosmopoulos; Nikolaos D. Doulamis; Athanasios S. Voulodimos

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Quasideterministic generation of maximally entangled states of two mesoscopic atomic ensembles by adiabatic quantum feedback  

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We introduce an efficient, quasideterministic scheme to generate maximally entangled states of two atomic ensembles. The scheme is based on quantum nondemolition measurements of total atomic populations and on adiabatic quantum feedback conditioned by the measurements outputs. The high efficiency of the scheme is tested and confirmed numerically for ideal photodetection as well as in the presence of losses.

Di Lisi, Antonio; De Siena, Silvio; Illuminati, Fabrizio [Dipartimento di Fisica 'E. R. Caianiello', Universita di Salerno, INFM-Coherentia, and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Gruppo collegato di Salerno, Via S. Allende, I-84081 Baronissi, SA (Italy); Vitali, David [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Camerino, I-62032 Camerino, MC (Italy)

2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasideterministic generation of maximally entangled states of two mesoscopic atomic ensembles by adiabatic quantum feedback  

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We introduce an efficient, quasideterministic scheme to generate maximally entangled states of two atomic ensembles. The scheme is based on quantum nondemolition measurements of total atomic populations and on adiabatic quantum feedback conditioned by the measurements outputs. The high efficiency of the scheme is tested and confirmed numerically for ideal photodetection as well as in the presence of losses.

Antonio Di Lisi; Silvio De Siena; Fabrizio Illuminati; David Vitali

2004-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

375

Leverage vs. Feedback: Which Effect Drives the Oil Market? Sofiane Aboura  

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on the WTI crude oil spot price. An increase in the volatility subsequent to an increase in the oil price (i- and fund-managers. Keywords: WTI, Crude Oil Price, Implied Volatility, Leverage Effect, Feedback Effect. JEL Codes: C4, G1, Q4. 1 Introduction The rise of the US benchmark oil West Texas Intermediate (WTI

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

376

Chaotic Oscillators Derived from Sinusoidal Oscillators Based on the Current Feedback Op Amp  

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A collection of novel chaotic oscillators displaying behavior similar to that of the chaotic Colpitts oscillator and requiring the same number and type of energy storage elements is proposed. The oscillators use as an active element the current feedback ... Keywords: chaos, chaotic oscillators

A. S. Elwakil; M. P. Kennedy

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Evaluation of the sense of presence and immersion in virtual rehabilitation: influence of user movement feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Virtual Rehabilitation has undergone enormous development in recent years. Most existing Virtual Rehabilitation Systems include a tracking system to provide users with feedback of their movements, allowing them to interact with the virtual environment. ... Keywords: human computer interaction, immersion, presence, tracking, virtual rehabilitation

Sergio Albiol-Pérez; José-Antonio Gil-Gómez; Mariano Alcańiz; Habib Moussa Fardoun

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Adaptive feedback generation to support teachers in web-based distance education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work examines the application of user-adapted technologies to address problems experienced in web-based distance education. We have proposed an approach to support distance learning instructors by offering advice that points at problems faced by ... Keywords: (Semi-)automatic advice generation, Distance learning, Empirical evaluation, Intelligent course management systems, Personalised feedback, Teacher support/help

Essam Kosba; Vania Dimitrova; Roger Boyle

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

The Role of Oceanic Feedback in the Climate Response to Doubling CO2  

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Two suites of partial coupling experiments are devised with the upper-ocean dynamics version (UOM) of the CCSM3 to isolate the effects of the feedbacks from the change of the wind-driven ocean circulation and air–sea heat flux in the global ...

Jian Lu; Bin Zhao

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Influence of Local Dynamical Air-Sea Feedback Process on the Hawaiian Lee Countercurrent  

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Local air-sea interactions over the high sea surface temperature (SST) band along the Hawaiian Lee Countercurrent (HLCC) are examined with a focus on dynamical feedback of SST-induced wind stress to the ocean using the atmosphere-ocean coupled ...

Hideharu Sasaki; Bunmei Taguchi; Nobumasa Komori; Yukio Masumoto

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CONFab: component based optimization of WSN protocol stacks using deployment feedback  

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Wireless sensor networks are characterized by a large number of non-standardized protocols and varying application requirements. This creates need for a systematic approach to rapidly design and optimize deployment specific protocol stacks. We employ ... Keywords: components-based design, deployment feedback, knowledge base, ontology, protocol stack composition

Junaid Ansari; Elena Meshkova; Wasif Masood; Arham Muslim; Janne Riihijärvi; Petri Mähönen

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Enabling cognitive manufacturing through automated on-machine measurement planning and feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the manufacturing industry shifting from seller markets to buyer markets, cognitive capabilities have become enablers for high flexibility and changeability that facilitate efficient production for the fast changing markets. Process planning in ... Keywords: Automated and integrated process planning, Cognitive capability, Data modelling, In-process measurement, On-line feedback, STEP/STEP-NC

Yaoyao Fiona Zhao; Xun Xu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Wave–Mean Flow Feedback and the Persistence of Simulated Zonal Flow Vacillation  

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The structure of eddies forcing the vacillation of the southern midlatitude tropospheric zonal-mean zonal wind and the significance of wave–mean flow feedbacks on its persistence are assessed using a 100-yr 8-h dataset simulated by the ...

I. G. Watterson

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

arXiv:cond-mat/0302529v126Feb2003 Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator  

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by the `passive' refrigeration technique. To perform such feedback cooling the resonator must be monitored- onator is charged, and the SET is biased so that current flows through it, changes in the resonator the resonator (see Fig. 1), or by passing a variable current through the oscillator in the presence of a fixed

385

Case Study of Feedbacks and Synergisms in a Doubled CO2 Experiment  

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A method is described for analyzing the feedback and synergistic contributions of temperature, water vapor, cloud cover, surface albedo and CO2 to the change in the radiation balance at the top of the atmosphere due to a perturbation in an annual-...

Connee S. Mitchell; Gerald L. Potter; Hugh W. Ellsaesser; John J. Walton

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

A model for improving microbial biofuel production using a synthetic feedback loop  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cells use feedback to implement a diverse range of regulatory functions. Building synthetic feedback control systems may yield insight into the roles that feedback can play in regulation since it can be introduced independently of native regulation, and alternative control architectures can be compared. We propose a model for microbial biofuel production where a synthetic control system is used to increase cell viability and biofuel yields. Although microbes can be engineered to produce biofuels, the fuels are often toxic to cell growth, creating a negative feedback loop that limits biofuel production. These toxic effects may be mitigated by expressing efflux pumps that export biofuel from the cell. We developed a model for cell growth and biofuel production and used it to compare several genetic control strategies for their ability to improve biofuel yields. We show that controlling efflux pump expression directly with a biofuel-responsive promoter is a straight forward way of improving biofuel production. In addition, a feed forward loop controller is shown to be versatile at dealing with uncertainty in biofuel production rates.

Dunlop, Mary; Keasling, Jay; Mukhopadhyay, Aindrila

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

387

Improved noise sensitivity under high-gain feedback in nano-positioning motion systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To avoid an increased noise response under high-gain feedback in nano-positioning motion systems, a nonlinear (N-PID) control design is proposed. The design is of particular interest in the wafer scanning industry where nano-accuracy should be achieved ...

Marcel Heertjes; George Leenknegt; Bram Van Goch; Henk Nijmeijer

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

HomeTree --- an art inspired mobile eco-feedback visualization  

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This paper presents HomeTree a prototype of an art-inspired mobile eco-feedback system. The system is implemented on a tablet PC and relies on a non-intrusive energy-monitoring infrastructure to access consumption and power event information. Our prototype ... Keywords: aesthetics, art driven ecofeedback, effective computing, prototyping, sustainability, user interfaces

Filipe Quintal; Valentina Nisi; Nuno Nunes; Mary Barreto; Lucas Pereira

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Vegetation Feedbacks to Climate in the Global Monsoon Regions Michael Notaro *, Guangshan Chen, Zhengyu Liu  

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1 Vegetation Feedbacks to Climate in the Global Monsoon Regions Michael Notaro *, Guangshan across six monsoon regions with a fully coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice-land model with dynamic vegetation monsoon regions is reduced and the climatic response assessed. Consistent responses among the regions

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

390

Possible relation between land surface feedback and the post-landfall structure of monsoon depressions  

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Possible relation between land surface feedback and the post-landfall structure of monsoon; published 14 August 2009. [1] The effect of pre-storm land surface on the monsoon depressions (MDs (weaken) the landfalling MDs over the Indian monsoon region. Citation: Chang, H.-I., D. Niyogi, A. Kumar

Niyogi, Dev

391

Dual Delayed Feedback Provides Sensitivity and Robustness to the NF-kB Signaling Module  

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Dual Delayed Feedback Provides Sensitivity and Robustness to the NF-kB Signaling Module Diane M of the transcription factor NF-kB. Linear stability analysis of the model shows that oscillatory frequency is a hard system minimizes stochastic excursions of the output to produce a robust NF-kB response. Citation: Longo

Hasty, Jeff

392

Cross-layer design of FDD-OFDM systems based on ACK/NAK feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that cross-layer scheduling which adapts power, rate and user allocation can achieve significant gain on system capacity. However, conventional cross-layer designs all require channel state information at the base station (CSIT) which ... Keywords: Markov decision process (MDP), acknowledgement (ACK), cross layer, feedback, no channel state information (CSI), power adaptation, rate adaptation, scheduling

Zuleita Ka Ming Ho; Vincent K. N. Lau; Roger S.-K. Cheng

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Closed-loop torque feedback for a universal field-oriented controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

De Doncker, Rik W. A. A. (Schenectady, NY); King, Robert D. (Schenectady, NY); Sanza, Peter C. (Clifton Park, NY); Haefner, Kenneth B. (Schenectady, NY)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Data collection system design in SSM networks with unicast feedback: server message definition  

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The system for mass data collection with cumulative acknowledge is described in this paper. A server message for cumulative acknowledgement is specified. The system is development for single source multicast networks. These networks are characterized ... Keywords: RTCP, RTP, SSM and ASM networks, data collection, unicast feedback

Martin Koutny; Pavel Silhavy; Jiri Hosek

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Closed-loop torque feedback for a universal field-oriented controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

De Doncker, R.W.A.A.; King, R.D.; Sanza, P.C.; Haefner, K.B.

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

396

Stabilizing technique for AC-DC boost PFC converter based on time delay feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that the ac-dc power factor correction (PFC) boost preregulator can present instability at the line frequency. This nonlinear phenomenon can jeopardize the system performances by increasing the total harmonic distortion and decreasing ... Keywords: ac-dc converters, line frequency instability, power factor correction (PFC), time delay feedback (TDF)

Abdelali El Aroudi; Mohamed Orabi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

FICSR: feedback-based inconsistency resolution and query processing on misaligned data sources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A critical reality in data integration is that knowledge from different sources may often be conflicting with each other. Conflict resolutioncan be costly and, if done without proper context, can be ineffective. In this paper, we propose a novel query-driven ... Keywords: conflicts, query processing, reasoning with misaligned data, relevance feedback, taxonomy

Yan Qi; K. Selçuk Candan; Maria Luisa Sapino

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Ficsr: Feedback-based InConSistency Resolution and query processing on misaligned data sources  

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A critical reality in data integration is that knowledge from different sources may often be conflicting with each other. Conflict resolution can be costly and, if done without proper context, can be ineffective. In this paper, we propose a novel query-driven and feedback-based approach (FICSR 1) to conflict resolution when integrating data sources. In particular, instead of relying on traditional model based definition of consistency, we introduce a ranked interpretation. This not only enables FICSR to deal with the complexity of the conflict resolution process, but also helps achieve a more direct match between the users ’ (subjective) interpretation of the data and the system’s (objective) treatment of the available alternatives. Consequently, the ranked interpretation leads to new opportunities for bi-directional (data informs ? ? user) feedback cycle for conflict resolution: given a query, (a) a preliminary ranking of candidate results on data can inform the user regarding constraints critical to the query, while (b) user feedback regarding the ranks can be exploited to inform the system about user’s relevant domain knowledge. To enable this feedback process, we develop data structures and algorithms for efficient off-line conflict/agreement analysis of the integrated data as well as for on-line query processing, candidate result enumeration, and validity analysis. The results are brought together and evaluated in the FICSR system.

Yan Qi; K. Selçuk Candan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

CAPACITY BOUNDS FOR MULTI-USER CHANNELS WITH FEEDBACK, RELAYING AND COOPERATION  

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Recent developments in communications are driven by the goal of achieving high data rates for wireless communication devices. To achieve this goal, several new phenomena need to be investigated from an information theoretic perspective. In this dissertation, we focus on three of these phenomena: feedback, relaying and cooperation. We study these phenomena for various multi-user channels from an information theoretic point of view. One of the aims of this dissertation is to study the performance limits of simple wireless networks, for various forms of feedback and cooperation. Consider an uplink communication system, where several users wish to transmit independent data to a base-station. If the base-station can send feedback to the users, one can expect to achieve higher data-rates since feedback can enable cooperation among the users. Another way to improve data-rates is to make use of the broadcast nature of the wireless medium, where the users can overhear each other’s transmitted signals. This particular phenomenon has garnered much attention lately, where users can helpin increasing each other’s data-rates by utilizing the overheard information. This

Ravi Tandon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

On the capacity region of the Gaussian multiple access channel with noisy feedback  

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We provide a new outer bound on the capacity region of the two-user Gaussian multiple access channel (MAC) with AWGN-corrupted feedback. Our outer bound is based on the idea of dependence balance due to Hekstra and Willems [1]. Evaluating our outer bound ...

Ravi Tandon; Sennur Ulukus

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of double Hopf bifurcation and chaos for an oscillator with time delayed feedback  

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This paper is concerned with the effect of time delayed feedbacks in a nonlinear oscillator with external forcing. The particular attention is focused on the case that the corresponding linear system has two pairs of purely imaginary eigenvalues at a ... Keywords: chaos, delayed differential equation, double Hopf bifurcation, limit cycle, numerical analysis, torus

P. Yu; Y. Yuan; J. Xu

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Truncated predictor feedback for linear systems with long time-varying input delays  

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In this paper we study the problem of stabilizing a linear system with a single long time-varying delay in the input. Under the assumption that the open-loop system is stabilizable and not exponentially unstable, a finite dimensional static time-varying ... Keywords: Actuator saturation, Energy constraints, Semi-global stabilization, Stabilization, Time-varying delay, Truncated predictor feedback

Bin Zhou; Zongli Lin; Guang-Ren Duan

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensorless Adaptive Output Feedback Control of Wind Energy Systems with PMS Generators  

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1 Sensorless Adaptive Output Feedback Control of Wind Energy Systems with PMS Generators A. El the problem of controlling wind energy conversion (WEC) systems involving permanent magnet synchronous is to maximize wind energy extraction which cannot be achieved without letting the wind turbine rotor operate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

404

Recovery mechanisms of Arctic summer sea ice  

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[1] We examine the recovery of Arctic sea ice from prescribed ice?free summer conditions in simulations of 21st century climate in an atmosphere–ocean general circulation model. We find that ice extent recovers typically within two years. The excess oceanic heat that had built up during the ice?free summer is rapidly returned to the atmosphere during the following autumn and winter, and then leaves the Arctic partly through increased longwave emission at the top of the atmosphere and partly through reduced atmospheric heat advection from lower latitudes. Oceanic heat transport does not contribute significantly to the loss of the excess heat. Our results suggest that anomalous loss of Arctic sea ice during asinglesummerisreversible,astheice–albedo feedback is alleviated by large?scale recovery mechanisms. Hence, hysteretic threshold behavior (or a “tipping point”) is unlikely to occur during the decline of Arctic summer sea?

unknown authors

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Essays on Monetary Policy and International Macroeconomics  

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stochastic general equilibrium model with search and matching frictionsstochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model with search and matching frictions

Mileva, Mariya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Essays on frictions in financial macroeconomics  

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Stoneridge Inc. Small XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Large Decemberof the US equity market Exxon Mobil and General Electric

Kay, Benjamin S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Macroeconomic Implications of the Zero Lower Bound  

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A.4 Oil Shocks: Standard ErrorCorrection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.5 Oil Shocks:A.6 Oil Shocks: Event

Wieland, Johannes Friedrich

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Macroeconomic Implications of the Zero Lower Bound  

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is large. In addition the quantity of oil supplied mustequal the quantity of oil demanded, X(t) = X F (t) + X H (t)

Wieland, Johannes Friedrich

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Oil price shocks: Testing a macroeconomic model  

SciTech Connect

The main research objective was to answer the following question: Will Consumer Price Index forecast models utilizing computer oil-consumption ratios have better predictive capability as indicated by lower numerical differences from actual results than a model utilizing oil prices as the energy-related variable Multiple linear regressions were run on the components of the United States CPI to reduce them to a kernel set with meaningful predictive capability. New linear regressions were run with this kernel set and crude oil prices during the 1973 to 1984 time period. Crude oil prices were rationalized with a 1972 = 100 based index of GNP base petroleum consumption, the index of net energy imports, and the index of petroleum imports to create new oil substitute constructs to be used in multiple regressions with the CPI. Predictions obtained from the model were compared with actual results in the 1985-1987 time period to determine which model version showed the greatest predictive power. Results of the model tests show that oil prices are strongly related to the CPI, but neither the use of oil prices or the index of GNP-based petroleum consumption produced results that closely predict future prices.

Williams, D.D.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Macroeconomic Conditions, Firm Characteristics, and ... - Springer  

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rate as well as the dynamics of the asset value of the issuing firm. ..... each credit rating over a given horizon, the calibration yields a distinctive value of ..... Conference in Venice, Italy, the 2004 FMA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and at ...

411

AGENT-BASED COMPUTATIONAL MODELING AND MACROECONOMICS  

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published before and since the pair of essays in which Clio, the muse of History, was coupled that Schumpeter's gale of `creative destruction' is blowing continuously at full force, through every niche, nook

Tesfatsion, Leigh

412

Essays in macroeconomics : information and financial markets  

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This thesis studies how information imperfections affect financial markets and the macroeconomy. Chapter 1 considers an economy where investors delegate their investment decisions to financial institutions that choose ...

Iovino, Luigi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Essays on the macroeconomics of economic development  

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Chapter 1 contains a theory of misallocation. In contrast to a recent literature where misallocation stems from imperfect input markets, I study an economy with non-competitive output markets. This change of focus has two ...

Peters, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Essays on macroeconomics and international trade  

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This thesis focuses on the study of different aspects of income inequality across and within countries. In the first chapter, I study how the optimal provision of human capital is distorted in the presence of borrowing ...

Mestieri, Martí (Mestieri Ferre)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

MechanicalTesting  

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structures, validation of encapsulant cure stress models, development of frac- ture mechanics tests for use in adhesion studies and understanding the failure mechanism of...

416

Opto–Mechanical and Electric Design of a Tunnel–Trap Si ...  

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... 4. Photodiode arrangement and beam propagation in the ... of the feedback resistances should determine ... However, a feedback resistance is usually ...

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

417

Meeting Summary for Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment Expert Meeting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Report on the Expert Meeting for Final Report on the Expert Meeting for DIAGNOSTIC AND PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK FOR RESIDENTIAL SPACE CONDITIONING SYSTEM EQUIPMENT Building Science Corporation Industry Team 15 July 2010 Work Performed Under Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FC26-08NT00601 Submitted By: Building Science Corporation 30 Forest Street Somerville, MA 02143 Principal Investigators: Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng. ASHRAE Fellow Betsy Pettit, FAIA Phone Number: 978-589-5100 Fax Number: 978-589-5103 E-Mail: joe@buildingscience.com E-Mail: betsy@buildingscience.com Submitted To: U. S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory PM: Rob Martinez E-Mail: Rob.Martinez@NETL.DOE.GOV EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. Title: Final Report on the Expert Meeting for Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for

418

Feedback following the Industry Engagement of the NNSA Unique Identifier and Global Monitoring 5 year plan  

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The National Nuclear Security Administration s project for developing a unique identifier and a concept for a global monitoring system for UF6 cylinders made significant progress on developing functional requirements and a concept of operation for such a system. The multi-laboratory team is working to define the functional requirements for both the unique identifier and the global monitoring system and to develop a preliminary concept of operations to discuss with key industry stakeholders. Team members began meeting with industry representatives in January 2013 to discuss the preliminary concept and solicit feedback and suggestions. The team has met with representatives from United States Enrichment Corporation, Cameco, URENCO, Honeywell/ConverDyn, and others. This paper presents an overview of the preliminary concept of operations and shares the feedback obtained from the industry engagement meetings.

White-Horton, Jessica L [ORNL] [ORNL; Whitaker, J Michael [ORNL] [ORNL; Durbin, Karyn R. [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA] [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Evidence from Two Large Field Experiments that Peer Comparison Feedback Can Reduce Residential Energy Usage  

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Abstract: By providing feedback to customers on home electricity and natural gas usage with a focus on peer comparisons, utilities can reduce energy consumption at a low cost. We analyze data from two large-scale, random-assignment field experiments conducted by utility companies providing electricity (the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)) and electricity and natural gas (Puget Sound Energy (PSE)), in partnership with a private company, Positive Energy/oPower, which provides monthly or quarterly mailed peer feedback reports to customers. We find reductions in energy consumption of 1.2 % (PSE) to 2.1% percent (SMUD), with the decrease sustained over time (seven months (PSE) and twelve months (SMUD)).

Ian Ayres Yale; Sophie Raseman Yale; Alice Shih Yale; Ian Ayres; Sophie Raseman; Alice Shih

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Nonlinear power flow feedback control for improved stability and performance of airfoil sections  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer-implemented method of determining the pitch stability of an airfoil system, comprising using a computer to numerically integrate a differential equation of motion that includes terms describing PID controller action. In one model, the differential equation characterizes the time-dependent response of the airfoil's pitch angle, .alpha.. The computer model calculates limit-cycles of the model, which represent the stability boundaries of the airfoil system. Once the stability boundary is known, feedback control can be implemented, by using, for example, a PID controller to control a feedback actuator. The method allows the PID controller gain constants, K.sub.I, K.sub.p, and K.sub.d, to be optimized. This permits operation closer to the stability boundaries, while preventing the physical apparatus from unintentionally crossing the stability boundaries. Operating closer to the stability boundaries permits greater power efficiencies to be extracted from the airfoil system.

Wilson, David G.; Robinett, III, Rush D.

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Reduced-Order Model Based Feedback Control For Modified Hasegawa-Wakatani Model  

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In this work, the development of model-based feedback control that stabilizes an unstable equilibrium is obtained for the Modi ed Hasegawa-Wakatani (MHW) equations, a classic model in plasma turbulence. First, a balanced truncation (a model reduction technique that has proven successful in ow control 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 linear quadratic regulators (LQR). Finally, a linear quadratic gaussian (LQG) controller, which is more resistant to disturbances is deduced. The controller is applied on the non-reduced, nonlinear MHW equations to stabilize the equilibrium and suppress the transition to drift-wave induced turbulence.

I.R. Goumiri, C.W. Rowley, Z. Ma, D.A. Gates, J.A. Krommes and J.B. Parker

2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

422

Feedback and Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Field Element, December 4, 2012  

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Subject: Feedback and HS: HSS CRAD 45-21 U.S. Department of Continuous Improvement Rev: 1 Energy Inspection Criteria and Approach Eff. Date: December 4, 2012 - DOE Field Element Office of Safety and ~ Acting Di lector, Oftrce of Safety Emergency Management Evaluations and Emergency Management Evaluations Date: \ ~~ Ll\ \ &.... ~ Page 1 of 15 Criteria Review and Criteria Lead, Feedback and Approach Document Continuous Improvement Inspection Criteria and Approach - DOE Field Element Date: \:}.. \~ \1 a- 1.0 PURPOSE Within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight, the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations' mission is to assess the effectiveness of those environment, safety, and health systems and practices used by field organizations in implementing Integrated Safety

423

Web-based feedback system: the life cycle management as continuous maintenance of apartment facility information  

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This research investigates the feasibility of web technology as a means of delivering facility information for better support of facility operations and maintenance. This study proposes a web-based feedback system as a pragmatic solution to the limitations of current facility management (FM) processes, increasing the efficiency of these processes via web technology. In practice, work orders and records are often misplaced, resulting in reduced efficiencies, redundancies, and time-consuming, costly tasks. This problem may be overcome by use of a system that stores information digitally and provides a web-based interface. The interface could allow operations personnel to create documentation, share and monitor work orders, provide feedback for service online, and facilitate communication between facility teams. The benefit for a FM department is that it can receive feedback on performance, which would improve the quality of service and build a record of practical experiences. In this research, the software was tested using two types of prototype testing: first, system testing to evaluate functionality, usability and capability; and second, a post-task questionnaire survey was conducted to test and review the concept, interface, and usability of the system. Facility Management Industry Advisor Council (FMIAC) members answered the questionnaires after using the system posted on the web. By using web-based feedback system, a facility web site can be created and maintained easily through a standard web browser. The questionnaires from the FMIAC members were analyzed to test research questions. The tests show that the software aids facilities managers in maintaining living documents of their facilities.

Jeong, Jin Su

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Recursive Proportional Feedback and its Use to Control Chaos in an Electrochemical System  

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The recursive proportional feedback (RPF) algorithm for controlling chaos is described and applied to control chemical chaos observed during the electrodissolution of a rotating copper disk in a sodium acetate/acetic acid buffer. Experimental evidence is presented to indicate why the RPF method was used and the theoretical robustness of the algorithm is discussed. (This paper appears in the "Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on EXPERIMENTAL CHAOS," World Scientific Press, River Ridge, NJ, 1995)

R. W. Rollins; P. Parmananda; P. Sherard; H. D. Dewald

1995-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

425

An adaptive color marker for Spatial Augmented Reality environments and visual feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This demonstration presents an adaptive visual marker optimised to improve tracking performance in Spatial Augmented Reality environments. The adaptive marker uses a color light sensor to capture the projected light color from a SAR system. The color ... Keywords: fixed color passive marker, spatial augmented reality, visual feedback, adaptive visual marker, color light sensor, projected light color, optimal tracking, light emitting diode, visible light spectrum, user interface

R T. Smith; M R. Marner; B H. Thomas

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Weighted SVD algorithm for close-orbit correction and 10 Hz feedback in RHIC  

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Measurements of the beam position along an accelerator are typically treated equally using standard SVD-based orbit correction algorithms so distributing the residual errors, modulo the local beta function, equally at the measurement locations. However, sometimes a more stable orbit at select locations is desirable. In this paper, we introduce an algorithm for weighting the beam position measurements to achieve a more stable local orbit. The results of its application to close-orbit correction and 10 Hz orbit feedback are presented.

Liu C.; Hulsart, R.; Marusic, A.; Michnoff, R.; Minty, M.; Ptitsyn, V.

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

427

Designing Survey Instruments for Measuring Behavior Change: Applications to Feedback Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides guidance on how to develop survey-based studies and instruments to gather self-reported changes in participant behavior that can be attributable to feedback interventions. The report provides guidelines, intended to complement past EPRI work on behavioral research evaluation, to move researchers through the study design process, from overarching considerations, to setting up the survey research methods to establish attribution, to providing techniques for collecting behavioral inform...

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

428

CARTESIAN MECHANICS* Sophie Roux  

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1 CARTESIAN MECHANICS* Sophie Roux (Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS, Paris) Introduction For many the search for a mathematical treatment of phenomena, on the other hand the demand for mechanical as the typical mechanical philosopher, and contrasted as such to the founder of mechanics as a science, namely

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

429

INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS  

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INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS OF A CONTINUOUS MEDIUM Lawrence E. Malvern Professor of Mechanics princi- ples common to all branches of solid and fluid mechanics, designed to appeal to the intuition science. The book arose from the need to provide a general preparation in contin- uum mechanics

Kaminski, Edouard

430

Mechanism of pressure welding  

SciTech Connect

Thesis. The mechanism in polycrystalline aluminum, copper, silver, and gold was investigated. (19 figures) (DLC)

Mohamed, H.A.E.F.

1973-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Graduate quantum mechanics reform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We address four main areas in which graduatequantum mechanics education can be improved: course content

L. D. Carr; S. B. McKagan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Expression Optimization and Inducible Negative Feedback in Cell-Free Systems  

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Synthetic biology offers great promise to a variety of applications through the forward engineering of biological function. Most efforts in this field have focused on employing living cells. Cell-free approaches, on the other hand, offer simpler and more flexible contexts, but few synthetic systems based on cell-free protein expression have been constructed. Here, we evaluate cell-free regulatory systems based on T7 promoter driven expression, and we demonstrate negative feedback, an essential motif in many natural and engineered systems. First, we characterize variants of TetR and LacI repressible T7 promoters in a cell-free context and examine sequence elements that determine expression efficiency. Then, we explore different approaches for composing regulatory systems, leading to the implementation of inducible negative feedback in E. coli extracts and in the minimal PURE system, which consists of purified proteins necessary for transcription and translation. Our quantitative cell-free component characterizations and demonstration of negative feedback embody important steps on the path to harnessing biological function in a bottom up fashion.

Karig, David K [ORNL; Iyer, Sukanya [ORNL; Simpson, Michael L [ORNL; Doktycz, Mitchel John [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Outer Bounds for Multiple Access Channels with Feedback using Dependence Balance  

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We use the idea of dependence balance to obtain a new outer bound for the capacity region of the discrete memoryless multiple access channel with noiseless feedback (MAC-FB). We consider a binary additive noisy MAC-FB whose feedback capacity is not known. The binary additive noisy MAC considered in this paper can be viewed as the discrete counterpart of the Gaussian MAC-FB. Ozarow established that the capacity region of the two-user Gaussian MAC-FB is given by the cut-set bound. Our result shows that for the discrete version of the channel considered by Ozarow, this is not the case. Direct evaluation of our outer bound is intractable due to an involved auxiliary random variable whose large cardinality prohibits an exhaustive search. We overcome this difficulty by using functional analysis to explicitly evaluate our outer bound. Our outer bound is strictly less than the cut-set bound at all points on the capacity region where feedback increases capacity. In addition, we explicitly evaluate the Cover-Leung achi...

Tandon, Ravi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

H[subscript 2]-optimal decentralized control over posets: A state space solution for state-feedback  

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We develop a complete state-space solution to ?[subscript 2]-optimal decentralized control of poset-causal systems with state-feedback. Our solution is based on the exploitation of a key separability property of the problem, ...

Shah, Parikshit

435

Development of digital feedback systems for beam position and energy at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility  

SciTech Connect

The development of beam-based digital feedback systems for the CEBAF accelerator has gone through several stages. As the accelerator moved from commissioning to operation for the nuclear physics program, the top priority was to stabilize the beam against slow energy and position drifts (<1 Hz). These slow drifts were corrected using the existing accelerator monitors and actuators driven by software running on top of the EPICS control system. With slow drifts corrected, attention turned to quantifying the higher frequency disturbances on the beam and to designing the required feedback systems needed to achieve the CEBAF design stability requirements. Results from measurements showed the major components in position and energy to be at harmonics of the power line frequencies of 60, 120, and 180 Hz. Hardware and software was installed in two locations of the accelerator as prototypes for the faster feedback systems needed. This paper gives an overview of the measured beam disturbances and the feedback systems developed.

Karn, J.; Chowdhary, M.; Hutton, A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)] [and others

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

On the Usage of Spectral and Broadband Satellite Instrument Measurements to Differentiate Climate Models with Different Cloud Feedback Strengths  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Top-of-atmosphere radiometric signals associated with different high- and low-cloud–radiative feedbacks have been examined through the use of an observing system simulation experiment (OSSE). The OSSE simulates variations in the spectrally ...

Daniel R. Feldman; Daniel M. Coleman; William D. Collins

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

The Initiation of Modern “Soft Snowball” and “Hard Snowball” Climates in CCSM3. Part II: Climate Dynamic Feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the climate dynamic feedbacks during a transition from the present climate to the extremely cold climate of a “Snowball Earth” using the Community Climate System Model, version 3 (CCSM3). With the land–sea distribution ...

Jun Yang; W. Richard Peltier; Yongyun Hu

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Albedo Feedback, the Meridional Structure of the Effective Heat Diffusivity, and Climatic Sensitivity: Results from Dynamic and Diffusive Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of a two-level primitive equation atmospheric model to solar constant perturbations is examined in the presence of surface albedo feedback. The model is simplified to the point that a large number of numerical experiments can be ...

Isaac M. Held; David I. Linder; Max J. Suarez

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Feedback loops in educational environments using web-based survey tools : new technology development and three implementation case studies  

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This thesis presents lessons from the development of an on-line, web-based feedback system and preliminary analysis of the socio-technical interactions associated with the specification, design and use of this system. The ...

Spead, Benjamin, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

On the Usage of Spectral and Broadband Satellite Instrument Measurements to Differentiate Climate Models with Different Cloud Feedback Strengths  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Top-of-atmosphere radiometric signals associated with different high- and low-cloud radiative feedbacks have been examined through the use of an observing system simulation experiment (OSSE). The OSSE simulates variations in the spectrally ...

Daniel R. Feldman; Daniel M. Coleman; William D. Collins

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441

A Simplified Model of the Walker Circulation with an Interactive Ocean Mixed Layer and Cloud-Radiative Feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cloud–climate feedbacks between precipitation, radiation, circulation strength, atmospheric temperature and moisture, and ocean temperature are studied with an idealized model of the Walker circulation in a nonrotating atmosphere coupled to an ...

Matthew E. Peters; Christopher S. Bretherton

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Exploring predistortion training algorithms in a Cartesian feedback-trained digital predistortion system for RF power amplifier linearization  

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A Cartesian feedback-trained digital predistortion system for RF power amplifier linearization offers many advantages with its combination of two different linearization techniques. This thesis describes such a system, ...

Huang, Jeffrey B

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

NSLS Mechanical Tech  

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Mechanical Tech Mechanical Tech The Mechanical Technician group is supervised by Robert Scheuerer and consists of Mechanical Technicians with fabrication/machining, assembly, installation, and alignment/surveying skills. This group also serves as an interface to Central Fabrication Services when more complex or larger fabrication efforts are needed. The Mechanical Tech group is responsible for fabricating, installing, aligning, and troubleshooting the mechanical hardware used on NSLS and SDL accelerators, front ends, and User beamlines, often starting solely from Mechanical Design group drawings or CAD files. The Mechanical Tech Group is responsible for the fabrication, assembly and installation of components at the NSLS. These components include all mechanical assemblies and RF cavities. Another part of their job is to

444

Internal pipe attachment mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An attachment mechanism is described for repairing or extending fluid carrying pipes, casings, conduits, etc. utilizing one-way motion of spring tempered fingers to provide a mechanical connection between the attachment mechanism and the pipe. The spring tempered fingers flex to permit insertion into a pipe to a desired insertion depth. The mechanical connection is accomplished by reversing the insertion motion and the mechanical leverage in the fingers forces them outwardly against the inner wall of the pipe. A seal is generated by crushing a sealing assembly by the action of setting the mechanical connection. 6 figures.

Bast, R.M.; Chesnut, D.A.; Henning, C.D.; Lennon, J.P.; Pastrnak, J.W.; Smith, J.A.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

445

The Department of Mechanical Engineering --Engineering Mechanics  

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, Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Directorate's Propulsion Iaborato'. Ills primaly areas of research are in numerical combustion, and the thermal and mechanical aging ofnitrate esterpropellants decomposition and combustion. Stabilizers are added to the propellants to neutralize the decomposition products

Endres. William J.

446

Compliant mechanism learning toolkit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis concerns a toolkit designed to assist in learning the behavior of complaint mechanisms. In the design of complaint mechanisms, increasingly complicated designs behave in ways that are harder to intuitively ...

Allard, Nicholas (Nicholas A.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

QUICK QUANTUM MECHANICS ---Introduction ---  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

QUICK QUANTUM MECHANICS --- Introduction --- The following notes are intended to be a supplement to your study of Liboff's ``Introductory Quantum Mechanics.'' They are not an alternative! My purpose here of Classical Mechanics After Newton found his equations of motion, physicists knew they would have to wait

Jackson, Andrew D.

448

Entanglement and quantum discord dynamics of two atoms under practical feedback control  

SciTech Connect

We study the dynamics of two identical atoms resonantly coupled to a single-mode cavity under practical feedback control, and focus on the detection inefficiency. The entanglement is induced to vanish in finite time by the inefficiency of detection. Counterintuitively, the asymptotic entanglement and quantum discord can be increased by the inefficiency of detection. The noise of detection triggers the control field to create entanglement and discord when no photons are emitted from the atoms. Furthermore, sudden change happens to the dynamics of entanglement.

Li Yang; Luo Bin; Guo Hong [CREAM Group, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, and Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE), Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

Phase-flip and amplitude death in time delay systems with delayed feedback  

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We consider a network of delay dynamical systems connected in a ring via unidirectional positive feedback with the delay in coupling being modulated in time. For the specific case of Mackey-Glass systems on the ring topology, we capture the phenomena of amplitude death, synchronization and phase-flip bifurcation in our model as the relevant parameters are tuned. Using linear stability analysis we predict the region of amplitude death in the parameter space and study the nature of transitions between the different states. For a large number of systems in the same dynamical configuration, we observe splay states, mixed splay states and phase locked clusters.

Chiranjit Mitra; G. Ambika; Soumitro Banerjee

2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

450

An odd-number limitation of extended time-delayed feedback control in autonomous systems  

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We propose a necessary condition for the successful stabilisation of a periodic orbit using the extended version of time-delayed feedback control. This condition depends on the number of real Floquet multipliers larger than unity and is therefore related to the well-known odd-number limitation in non-autonomous systems. We show that the period of the orbit which is induced by mismatching the delay-time of the control scheme and the period of the uncontrolled orbit plays an important role in the formulation of the odd-number limitation in the autonomous case.

Andreas Amann; Edward W. Hooton

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

451

RESONANT H{sup -} PHOTODETACHMENT: ENHANCED PHOTODESTRUCTION AND CONSEQUENCES FOR RADIATIVE FEEDBACK  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The hydrogen negative ion plays a crucial role in the formation of hydrogen molecules in the early universe. Cooling through excitation of H{sub 2} drives the formation of the first cosmological objects. The H{sub 2} molecules are produced primarily by a reaction sequence initiated by H{sup -}. We explore the influence of enhanced photodestruction rates that arise due to absorption by resonance states of H{sup -} lying near 11 eV. We examine the feedback effects that occur in radiation fields characteristic of Population III stars, blackbody sources, power-law spectra, and the hydrogen Lyman modulated sawtooth spectra of the high-redshift intergalactic medium.

Miyake, S.; Stancil, P. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Simulational Physics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2451 (United States); Sadeghpour, H. R.; Dalgarno, A. [ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); McLaughlin, B. M. [David Bates Building, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, 7 College Park, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Forrey, R. C. [Department of Physics, Penn State University, Berks Campus, Reading, PA 19610 (United States)], E-mail: shinyam@physast.uga.edu, E-mail: stancil@physast.uga.edu, E-mail: hrs@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: adalgarno@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: b.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk, E-mail: rcf6@psu.edu

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Teaching OpenGL shaders: Hands-on, interactive, and immediate feedback  

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This paper describes the teaching of OpenGL shaders with hands-on a program called glman. Hands-on education is at its best when the students ’ experimental feedback loop is very fast. glman allows students to create a shader scene description file which not only creates the 3D scene, but creates an interactive user interface to adjust parameters. Our experience in an experimental class taught in Spring 2006 is that glman is flexible enough to demonstrate and experiment with many shader concepts, and creates a fast learning curve for the students.

Mike Bailey

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Mechanical Seal Assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M.

1999-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

454

Mechanical seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Cross-Layer Design of FDD-OFDM Systems based on ACK/NAK Feedbacks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is well-known that cross-layer scheduling which adapts power, rate and user allocation can achieve significant gain on system capacity. However, conventional cross-layer designs all require channel state information at the base station (CSIT) which is difficult to obtain in practice. In this paper, we focus on cross-layer resource optimization based on ACK/NAK feedback flows in OFDM systems without explicit CSIT. While the problem can be modeled as Markov Decision Process (MDP), brute force approach by policy iteration or value iteration cannot lead to any viable solution. Thus, we derive a simple closed-form solution for the MDP cross-layer problem, which is asymptotically optimal for sufficiently small target packet error rate (PER). The proposed solution also has low complexity and is suitable for realtime implementation. It is also shown to achieve significant performance gain compared with systems that do not utilize the ACK/NAK feedbacks for cross-layer designs or cross-layer systems that utilize ver...

Ho, Zuleita Ka Ming; Cheng, Roger S K

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Dynamic melt rate control on a Laboratory scale VAR furnace without load cell feedback  

SciTech Connect

Based on a linearized version of an accurate, low order, dynamic melt rate model, a feedback melt rate controller was designed and tested on a small VAR furnace at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Model based control was necessary because the furnace is not equipped with a working load cell transducer. The model was incorporated into a process filter that produces estimates of electrode thermal boundary layer, electrode gap, electrode position and electrode mass. Estimated values for the thermal boundary layer and electrode gap were used for feedback. The input commands were melting current and electrode drive speed. A test melt was performed wherein a 0.127 m diameter 304SS electrode was melted into 0.165 m diameter ingot at a nominal melt rate of 27 g/s. Toward the end of the test, a melt rate step up to 32 g/s was commanded. The controller initiated a nonlinear current ramp to produce the commanded step. Electrode position data were analyzed and the results used to determine that the actual melt rate profile followed the commanded profile relatively well.

Beaman, Joseph J.; Melgaard, d; Shelmidine, G. J. (Gregory J.); Tubesing, P. K. (Philip K.); Aikin, R. M. (Robert M.); Williamson, R. L. (Rodney L.)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Quasar feedback in the early Universe: the case of SDSS J1148+5251  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Galaxy-scale gas outflows triggered by active galactic nuclei have been proposed as a key physical process to regulate the co-evolution of nuclear black holes and their host galaxies. The recent detection of a massive gas outflow in one of the most distant quasar, SDSS J1148+5251 at z = 6.4, presented by Maiolino et al. (2012) strongly supports this idea and suggests that strong quasar feedback is already at work at very early times. In a previous work, Valiante et al. (2011), we have presented a hierarchical semi-analytical model, GAMETE/ QSOdust, for the formation and evolution of high-redshift quasars, and we have applied it to the quasar SDSS J1148+5251, with the aim of investigating the star formation history, the nature of the dominant stellar populations and the origin and properties of the large dust mass observed in the host galaxy. A robust prediction of the model is that the evolution of the nuclear black hole and of the host galaxy are tightly coupled by quasar feedback in the form of strong galax...

Valiante, Rosa; Maiolino, Roberto

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Development of reactivity feedback effect measurement techniques under sub-critical condition in fast reactors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first-of-a-kind reactor has been licensed by a safety examination of the plant design based on the measured data in precedent mock-up experiments. The validity of the safety design can be confirmed without a mock-up experiment, if the reactor feed-back characteristics can be measured before operation, with the constructed reactor itself. The 'Synthesis Method', a systematic and sophisticated method of sub-criticality measurement, is proposed in this work to ensure the safety margin before operation. The 'Synthesis Method' is based on the modified source multiplication method (MSM) combined with the noise analysis method to measure the reference sub-criticality level for MSM. A numerical simulation for the control-rod reactivity worth and the isothermal feed-back reactivity was conducted for typical fast reactors of 100 MWe-size, 300 MWe-size, 750 MWe-size, and 1500 MWe-size to investigate the applicability of Synthesis Method. The number of neutron detectors and their positions necessary for the measurement were investigated for both methods of MSM and the noise analysis by a series of parametric survey calculations. As a result, it was suggested that a neutron detector located above the core center and three or more neutron detectors located above the radial blanket region enable the measurement of sub-criticality within 10% uncertainty from -$0.5 to -$2 and within 15% uncertainty for the deeper sub-criticality. (authors)

Kitano, A.; Nishi, H. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 1 1, Shiraki, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui-ken, 919-1279 (Japan); Suzuki, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4, Shirakata-Shirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 319-1195 (Japan); Okajima, S.; Kanemoto, S. [Univ. of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken, 965-8580 (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Adaptive feedforward and feedback control schemes for sliding mode controlled power converters  

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Abstract—A major disadvantage of applying sliding mode control to dc/dc converters is that the steady-state switching frequency is affected by line and load variations. This is undesirable as it complicates the design of the input and output filters. To reduce switching frequency deviation in the events of line and load variations, an adaptive feedforward control scheme that varies the hysteresis band according to the change of line input voltage and an adaptive feedback control scheme that varies the control parameter (i.e., sliding coefficient) according to the change of the output load are proposed. This paper presents a thorough investigation into the problem and the effectiveness of the proposed solutions. In addition, methods of implementing the proposed adaptive control strategies are discussed. Experimental results confirm that the adaptive control schemes are capable of reducing the switching frequency variations caused by both line and load variations. Index Terms—Adaptive feedback control, adaptive feedforward control, buck converter, hysteresis modulation, pulse-width-modulation (PWM), sliding mode (SM)control. I.

Siew-chong Tan; Y. M. Lai; Chi K. Tse; Martin K. H. Cheung; Student Member

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Destruction of Molecular Gas Reservoirs in Early-Type Galaxies by Active Galactic Nucleus Feedback  

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Residual star formation at late times in early-type galaxies and their progenitors must be suppressed in order to explain the population of red, passively evolving systems we see today. Likewise, residual or newly accreted reservoirs of molecular gas that are fuelling star formation must be destroyed. This suppression of star formation in early-type galaxies is now commonly attributed to AGN feedback wherein the reservoir of gas is heated and expelled during a phase of accretion onto the central supermassive black hole. However, direct observational evidence for a link between the destruction of this molecular gas and an AGN phase has been missing so far. We present new mm-wavelength observations from the IRAM 30m telescope of a sample of low redshift SDSS early-type galaxies currently undergoing this process of quenching of late-time star formation. Our observations show that the disappearance of the molecular gas coincides within less than 100 Myr with the onset of accretion onto the black hole and is too rapid to be due to star formation alone. Since our sample galaxies are not associated to powerful quasar activity or radio jets, we conclude that low-luminosity AGN episodes are sufficient to suppress residual star formation in early-type galaxies. This `suppression mode' of AGN feedback is very different from the `truncation mode' linked to powerful quasar activity during early phases of galaxy formation.

Kevin Schawinski; Chris J. Lintott; Daniel Thomas; Sugata Kaviraj; Serena Viti; Joseph Silk; Claudia Maraston; Marc Sarzi; Sukyoung K. Yi; Seok-Joo Joo; Emanuele Daddi; Estelle Bayet; Tom Bell; Joe Zuntz

2008-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Optimal control of non-Markovian open quantum systems via feedback  

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The problem of optimal control of non-Markovian open quantum system via weak measurement is presented. Based on the non-Markovian master equation, we evaluate exactly the non-Markovian effect on the dynamics of the system of interest interacting with a dissipative reservoir. We find that the non-Markovian reservoir has dual effects on the system: dissipation and backaction. The dissipation exhausts the coherence of the quantum system, whereas the backaction revives it. Moreover, we design the control Hamiltonian with the control laws attained by the stochastic optimal control and the corresponding optimal principle. At last, we considered the exact decoherence dynamics of a qubit in a dissipative reservoir composed of harmonic oscillators, and demonstrated the effectiveness of our optimal control strategy. Simulation results showed that the coherence will completely lost in the absence of control neither in non-Markovian nor Markovian system. However, the optimal feedback control steers it to a stationary stochastic process which fluctuates around the target. In this case the decoherence can be controlled effectively, which indicates that the engineered artificial reservoirs with optimal feedback control may be designed to protect the quantum coherence in quantum information and quantum computation.

Zairong Xi; Wei Cui; Yu Pan

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

462

Galactic Coronae in the Intracluster Environment: Semi-confined Stellar-feedback-driven Outflows  

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Recently X-ray observations have shown the common presence of compact galactic coronae around intermediate-mass spheroid galaxies embedded in the intracluster/intragroup medium (ICM). We conduct 2-D hydrodynamic simulations to study the quasi-steady-state properties of such coronae as the natural products of the ongoing distributed stellar feedback semi-confined by the thermal and ram pressures of the ICM. We find that the temperature of a simulated corona depends primarily on the specific energy of the feedback, consistent with the lack of the correlation between the observed hot gas temperature and K-band luminosity of galaxies. The simulated coronae typically represent subsonic outflows, chiefly because of the semi-confinement. As a result, the hot gas density increases with the ICM thermal pressure. The ram pressure, on the other hand, chiefly affects the size and lopsidedness of the coronae. The density increase could lead to the compression of cool gas clouds, if present, and hence the formation of star...

Lu, Zhankui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Mechanics of Funding matrix  

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FUNDING MECHANISMS FUNDING MECHANISMS Funding Mechanism Advantages Disadvantages Comments 1. From Doe to regional organizations * * Facilitates a broad, regional approach to planning and implementation that enhances consistency and uniformity * * Especially beneficial for new programs where early planning is needed * * Simplifies communication for DOE to have only one point of contact for information and discussion * * Cooperative agreement mechanism has proven relatively simple to administer * * Approach would require modification for Tribes * * Would also require that funding be provided to individual States to enable them to participate in the process, since planning authority and responsibility rests with the individual State * * Differs from OCRWM approach to 180(c) funding * * Introduces another layer of

464

Structures and Mechanical Properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 7, 2013... Refractory High-entropy Alloy: Chien-Chang Juan1; Jien-Wei Yeh1; ... The main wear mechanism was adhesive wear in deionized water, ...

465

Mechanical Behavior II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 5, 2013 ... Impact of Cooling Rate on Low Silver Sn-Ag-Cu Solder Interconnect Board Level Mechanical Shock and Thermal Cycling Performance: ...

466

Mechanical Behavior I  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 5, 2013... (IMC) is essential for understandingthe mechanical behavior of the ... Reliability and by the SHaRE User Facility, Scientific User Facilities ...

467

THE EFFECTS OF AN ADVANCE ORGANIZER AND TWO TYPES OF FEEDBACK ON PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION IN A BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.  

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??This study examined structural supports (advance organizers and feedback) as a means of ensuring the greater effectiveness of the case method in instruction. The study… (more)

Liu, Ying-Hsiu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Mecanica Clasica (Classical Mechanics)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

First Internet undergraduate course on Classical Mechanics in Spanish (Castellano). This is about 80% of the material I covered during the January-June 1999 semester at IFUG in the Mexican city of Leon. English and Romanian versions are in (slow) progress and hopefully will be arXived. For a similar course on Quantum Mechanics, see physics/9808031

Rosu, H C

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Quantum Mechanics Measurements, Mutually  

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Quantum Mechanics Measurements, Mutually Unbiased Bases and Finite Geometry Or why six is the first) #12;Quantum Mechanics for Dummies Finite dimensional quantum states are represented by trace one,1 -icS1,1[ ] #12;Quantum systems evolve and are measured. The evolution of a quantum system using

Gruner, Daniel S.

470

Function and mechanism of cyclic electron transport  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In isolated intact chloroplasts from spinach, maximal rates of photosynthetic O/sub 2/ evolution (in saturating HCO/sub 3//sup -/) are associated with a critical transthylakoid pH gradient of about 3.9 units. O/sub 2/ evolution is inhibited by higher ..delta..pH values that arise when catalase is omitted from the medium; NH/sub 4/Cl and actimycin, but not the energy transfer inhibitor quercetin, decrease ..delta..pH and relieve this inhibition. The same low amount NH/sub 4/Cl added to control chloroplasts (..delta..pH=3.9) has little effect on ..delta..pH or the O/sub 2/ evolution rate. This resistance to uncoupling is due to an increase in the pumping of protons by cyclic electron flow. It suggests operation of feedback control in maintaining an optimal ATP/NADPH ratio. A general mechanism is proposed that allows the chloroplast to divert electrons from ferredoxin:NADP/sup +/ reductase into the cyclic pathway to provide a ..delta..pH appropriate to the ATP/NADPH ratio needed in the stroma. The stromal NADPH/NADP/sup +/ ratio is probably sensed indirectly by membrane components with redox mid point potentials around - 50 mV, such that reduction of these components causes partial loss of linear electron flow and commencement of cyclic turnover.

Hind, G; Crowther, D; Shahak, Y; Slovacek, R E

471

Mechanical code comparator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new class of mechanical code comparators is described which have broad potential for application in safety, surety, and security applications. These devices can be implemented as micro-scale electromechanical systems that isolate a secure or otherwise controlled device until an access code is entered. This access code is converted into a series of mechanical inputs to the mechanical code comparator, which compares the access code to a pre-input combination, entered previously into the mechanical code comparator by an operator at the system security control point. These devices provide extremely high levels of robust security. Being totally mechanical in operation, an access control system properly based on such devices cannot be circumvented by software attack alone.

Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Dalton, Larry J. (Bernalillo, NM); Plummer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Structural Mechanics & Solid Mechanics A finite element toolbox to MATLAB  

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Structural Mechanics & Solid Mechanics Department of Mechanics and Materials CALFEM A finite.3 Copyright © 1999 by Structural Mechanics, LTH, Sweden. Printed by JABE Offset, Lund, Sweden. ISRN LUTVDG/TVSM--99/9001--SE (1-265) ISSN 0281-6679 Department of Mechanics and Materials Structural Mechanics #12;The

Ehrhardt, Matthias

473

Feedback" An Article for Smart Grid News The Smart Grid Transition-Getting Started  

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Sharing Smart Grid Experiences through Performance 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 transition that is leading us out of a centralized, information- limited infrastructure into an intelligent, modernized electric system. Simply put, our aim is to achieve a smarter grid, one that is merged with ubiquitous information and communication technologies that support a balance of centralized and distributed resources of all kinds and the active engagement of its consumers. Since 2005, a great deal of work has been done to define the vision for the Smart Grid and to communicate that vision to stakeholders. As a result, understanding has increased and many

474

Feedbacks from Focus Group Meeting on Training and Implementation of Building Energy Codes in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A focus group meeting is a very effective quality research approach to collect information on a specific project. Through focus group meetings at both Changchun and Ningbo in August 2010, the project team gained a more complete understandings of key stakeholders (such as their education level), their training needs and expectations, key factors influencing their decision making, and incurred implementation difficulties. In addition, the meeting helped the project team (especially PNNL) improve its understanding of the implementation status of building energy codes in other regions (such as small cities and counties neighboring to urban areas, small townships and rural areas distant from urban areas). The collected feedbacks will serve as important input not only for better design of training materials and the development of an on-line training website, but also for development of follow-up projects to promote building energy codes in China.

Shui, Bin; Lin , Haiyan; Song, Bo; Halverson, Mark A.; Evans, Meredydd; Zhu, Xiaojiao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Peculiarities of spike multimode generation of a superradiant distributed feedback laser  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using one-dimensional semiclassical Maxwell - Bloch equations with account for the coherent polarisation dynamics, we have studied spike generation regimes of a superradiant distributed feedback laser in the case of inhomogeneous broadening of the spectral line of an active medium. By analysing the dynamic spectra of inversion of the active medium and laser radiation, we have revealed the relationship of individual spikes of radiation and their modulation with specific parts in the spectral line of the active medium and mode beatings. It has been shown that the broadening and shift of the lasing spectrum with respect to the initial electromagnetic Bragg-cavity modes is accompanied by a strong spectral gradient of inversion that is typical of the superradiant regimes. (control of radiation parameters)

Kocharovskaya, E R; Ginzburg, N S; Sergeev, A S [Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation)

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

476

The JCMT Gould Belt Survey: SCUBA-2 observations of radiative feedback in NGC1333  

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We present observations of NGC1333 from SCUBA-2 on JCMT, observed as a JCMT Gould Belt Survey pilot project during the shared risk campaign when the first of four arrays was installed at each of 450 and 850 microns. Temperature maps are derived from 450 micron and 850 micron ratios under the assumption of constant dust opacity spectral index beta=1.8. Temperatures indicate that the dust in the northern (IRAS 6/8) region of NGC1333 is hot, 20-40 K, due to heating by the B star SVS3, other young stars in the IR/optically visible cluster, and embedded protostars. Other luminous protostars are also identified by temperature rises at the 17" resolution of the ratio maps (0.02 pc assuming a distance of 250 pc for Perseus). The extensive heating raises the possibility that the radiative feedback may lead to increased masses for the next generation of stars.

Hatchell, J; Drabek, E; Curtis, E; Richer, J; Nutter, D; Di Francesco, J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Stabilizing Cloud Feedback Dramatically Expands the Habitable Zone of Tidally Locked Planets  

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The habitable zone (HZ) is the circumstellar region where a planet can sustain surface liquid water. Searching for terrestrial planets in the HZ of nearby stars is the stated goal of ongoing and planned extrasolar planet surveys. Previous estimates of the inner edge of the HZ were based on one-dimensional radiative-convective models. The most serious limitation of these models is the inability to predict cloud behavior. Here we use global climate models with sophisticated cloud schemes to show that due to a stabilizing cloud feedback, tidally locked planets can be habitable at twice the stellar flux found by previous studies. This dramatically expands the HZ and roughly doubles the frequency of habitable planets orbiting red dwarf stars. At high stellar flux, strong convection produces thick water clouds near the substellar location that greatly increase the planetary albedo and reduce surface temperatures. Higher insolation produces stronger substellar convection and therefore higher albedo, making this phen...

Yang, Jun; Abbot, Dorian S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Seismic hazard analysis. Volume 5. Review panel, Ground Motion Panel, and feedback results  

SciTech Connect

The Site Specific Spectra Project (SSSP) was a multi-year study funded by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide estimates of the seismic hazards at a number of nuclear power plant sites in the Eastern US. A key element of our approach was the Peer Review Panel, which we formed in order to ensure that our use of expert opinion was reasonable. We discuss the Peer Review Panel results and provide the complete text of each member's report. In order to improve the ground motion model, an Eastern US Ground Motion Model Panel was formed. In Section 4 we tabulate the responses from the panel members to our feedback questionnaire and discuss the implications of changes introduced by them. We conclude that the net difference in seismic hazard values from those presented in Volume 4 is small and does not warrant a reanalysis. 22 figs.

Bernreuter, D.L.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Control of synchronization in coupled neural systems by time-delayed feedback  

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We discuss the synchronization of coupled neurons which are modelled as FitzHugh-Nagumo systems. As smallest entity in a larger network, we focus on two diffusively coupled subsystems, which can be interpreted as two mutually interacting neural populations. Each system is prepared in the excitable regime and subject to independent random fluctuations. In order to modify their cooperative dynamics, we apply a local external stimulus in form of an extended time-delayed feedback loop that involves multiple delays weighted by a memory parameter and investigate if local control applied to a subsystem can allow one to steer the global cooperative dynamics. Depending on the choice of this new control parameter, we investigate different measures to quantify the influence on synchronization: ratio of interspike intervals, power spectrum, interspike interval distribution, and phase synchronization intervals. We show that the control method is more robust for increasing memory parameter.

Philipp Hoevel; Markus A. Dahlem; Eckehard Schoell

2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

480

Low-Drift Flow Sensor with Zero-Offset Thermopile-Based Power Feedback  

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A thermal flow sensor has been realised consisting of freely-suspended silicon-rich silicon-nitride microchannels with an integrated Al/poly-Si++ thermopile in combination with up- and downstream Al heater resistors. The inherently zero offset of the thermopile is exploited in a feedback loop controlling the dissipated power in the heater resistors, eliminating inevitable influences of resistance drift and mismatch of the thin-film metal resistors. The control system cancels the flow-induced temperature difference across the thermopile by controlling a power difference between both heater resistors, thereby giving a measure for the flow rate. The flow sensor was characterised for power difference versus water flow rates up to 1.5 ul/min, being in good agreement with a thermal model of the sensor, and the correct low-drift operation of the temperature-balancing control system has been verified.

Dijkstra, M; De Boer, Meint; Berenschot, J W; Wiegerink, Remco; Elwenspoek, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Control of unstable steady states by extended time-delayed feedback  

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Time-delayed feedback methods can be used to control unstable periodic orbits as well as unstable steady states. We present an application of extended time delay autosynchronization introduced by Socolar et al. to an unstable focus. This system represents a generic model of an unstable steady state which can be found for instance in a Hopf bifurcation. In addition to the original controller design, we investigate effects of control loop latency and a bandpass filter on the domain of control. Furthermore, we consider coupling of the control force to the system via a rotational coupling matrix parametrized by a variable phase. We present an analysis of the domain of control and support our results by numerical calculations.

Thomas Dahms; Philipp Hoevel; Eckehard Schoell

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

OPTIMIZED MULTI-FREQUENCY SPECTRA FOR APPLICATIONS IN RADIATIVE FEEDBACK AND COSMOLOGICAL REIONIZATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recent implementation of radiative transfer algorithms in numerous hydrodynamics codes has led to a dramatic improvement in studies of feedback in various astrophysical environments. However, because of methodological limitations and computational expense, the spectra of radiation sources are generally sampled at only a few evenly spaced discrete emission frequencies. Using one-dimensional radiative transfer calculations, we investigate the discrepancies in gas properties surrounding model stars and accreting black holes that arise solely due to spectral discretization. We find that even in the idealized case of a static and uniform density field, commonly used discretization schemes induce errors in the neutral fraction and temperature by factors of two to three on average, and by over an order of magnitude in certain column density regimes. The consequences are most severe for radiative feedback operating on large scales, dense clumps of gas, and media consisting of multiple chemical species. We have developed a method for optimally constructing discrete spectra, and show that for two test cases of interest, carefully chosen four-bin spectra can eliminate errors associated with frequency resolution to high precision. Applying these findings to a fully three-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamic simulation of the early universe, we find that the H II region around a primordial star is substantially altered in both size and morphology, corroborating the one-dimensional prediction that discrete spectral energy distributions can lead to sizable inaccuracies in the physical properties of a medium, and as a result, the subsequent evolution and observable signatures of objects embedded within it.

Mirocha, Jordan; Skory, Stephen; Burns, Jack O. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado, Campus Box 389, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Wise, John H., E-mail: jordan.mirocha@colorado.edu [Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States)

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Rotary mechanical latch  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a drive mechanism such as an electric motor. A cam arm affixed to the latching gear interfaces with leading and trailing latch cams affixed to a flange within the drive mechanism. The interaction of the cam arm with leading and trailing latch cams prevents rotation of the rotating assembly by external forces such as those due to vibration or tampering.

Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

484

Quantum Mechanics Without Observers  

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The measurement problem and the role of observers have plagued quantum mechanics since its conception. Attempts to resolve these have introduced anthropomorphic or non-realist notions into physics. A shift of perspective based upon process theory and utilizing methods from combinatorial games, interpolation theory and complex systems theory results in a novel realist version of quantum mechanics incorporating quasi-local, nondeterministic hidden variables that are compatible with the no-hidden variable theorems and relativistic invariance, and reproduce the standard results of quantum mechanics to a high degree of accuracy without invoking observers.

W. H. Sulis

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

485

Electronic door locking mechanism  

SciTech Connect

The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch.

Williams, Gary Lin (428 E. Third Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336); Kirby, Patrick Gerald (1010 W. Fifteenth Pl., Kennewick, WA 99337)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Electronic door locking mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch. 6 figs.

Williams, G.L.; Kirby, P.G.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

487

Is quantum mechanics exact?  

SciTech Connect

We formulate physically motivated axioms for a physical theory which for systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom uniquely lead to quantum mechanics as the only nontrivial consistent theory. Complex numbers and the existence of the Planck constant common to all systems arise naturally in this approach. The axioms are divided into two groups covering kinematics and basic measurement theory, respectively. We show that even if the second group of axioms is dropped, there are no deformations of quantum mechanics which preserve the kinematic axioms. Thus, any theory going beyond quantum mechanics must represent a radical departure from the usual a priori assumptions about the laws of nature.

Kapustin, Anton [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

488

Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template Spatial Decomposition of Climate Feedbacks in the Community1  

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) feedbacks (ASCF: Figure 2a) and longwave (LW) feedbacks (ALCF:193 Figure 2b) components. Each point.71) and the slope is 0.16 Wm-2 K-2 . When196 compared to ASCF, ALCF has a similar correlation, but a smaller slope. The physical197 interpretation is that ALCF has a tighter fit, but is less important for explaining the mag-198

Gettelman, Andrew

489

Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template Spatial Decomposition of Climate Feedbacks in the Community1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(LW) feedbacks (ALCF:200 Figure 2b) components. Each point represents one of 21 experiment pairs, ALCF has a similar correlation, but a smaller slope, i.e., the variation in204 LW feedback produces is that ALCF has a tighter fit, but is less important for explaining206 the magnitude (or spread

Gettelman, Andrew

490

Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism  

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Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Name: Stephen Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Can you please explain to me the counter-current multiplier mechanism. I understand that cholride and sodium ions are filtered out of the ascending loop of Henle into the interstial fluid, however, I'm not sure exactly what happens from there and how this effects osmotic pressure gradients in the nephron. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Replies: This mechanism is very complex when it comes to writing a response. You have to have a strong background in osmotic pressure understanding and the anatomy of the kidney. It involves the cortex, outer and inner medula in relationship to the vasa recta, interstitial fluids at two points, the loop of Henle and the collecting duct. The size of the tubes and the position in relations to the cortex and medulla is an essential part. I can suggest some references.

491

Conservative-Bayesian Mechanisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We put forward a new class of mechanisms. In this extended abstract, we exemplify our approach only for single-good auctions in what we call a conservative-Bayesian setting. (Essentially, no common-knowledge about the ...

Azar, Pablo

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

492

Mechanical Testing of Plastics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 7   ASTM and ISO mechanical test standards for plastics...by pendulum method D 1938 6383-1 Tear propagation resistance of plastic film and thin

493

Learning n-best correction models from implicit user feedback in a multi-modal local search application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a novel n-best correction model that can leverage implicit user feedback (in the form of clicks) to improve performance in a multi-modal speech-search application. The proposed model works in two stages. First, the n-best list generated by ...

Dan Bohus; Xiao Li; Patrick Nguyen; Geoffrey Zweig

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Cross-layer interaction between spatial and multi-user diversity in selective feedback systems: outage capacity analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we explore spatial vs. multi-user diversity tradeoffs in terms of outage capacity for a non-homogeneous cellular system with selective feedback. More precisely, we analytically derive an upper bound of the outage capacity of both a SISO ... Keywords: cross-layer designs, multi-antenna schemes, multi-user diversity, selective scheduling, spatial diversity, wireless systems

José López Vicario; Carles Antón-Haro

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Pay-less entity consolidation: exploiting entity search user feedbacks for pay-as-you-go entity data integration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linked Data consists of billions of RDF triples from hundreds of different sources on the Web. The effective construction and maintenance of links between these sources largely depend on data integration solutions that scale to the large volume and heterogeneity ... Keywords: clustering, entity consolidation, entity search, implicit user feedback, pay-as-you-go data integration

Thanh Tran; Yongtao Ma; Gong Cheng

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

A network hierarchical feedback system for Taiwanese universities based on the integration of total quality management and innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An increasing number of Taiwanese universities are improving operational performance through innovation and total quality management (TQM). In addition, the National Quality Award (NQA), which is based on TQM, is now used to evaluate quality performance ... Keywords: Decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL), Fuzzy analytical hierarchical process (FAHP), Fuzzy analytical network process (FANP), Gray relational analysis (GRA), Network hierarchical feedback system (NHFS)

Jui-Kuei Chen; I-Shuo Chen

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Free and Forced Variability of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean: Role of the Wind–Evaporation–Sea Surface Temperature Feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of the wind–evaporation–sea surface temperature (WES) feedback in the low-frequency natural variability of the tropical Atlantic is studied using an atmospheric global climate model—the NCAR Community Climate Model, version 3 (CCM3)—...

Salil Mahajan; R. Saravanan; Ping Chang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback and imitation by a caregiver guides a virtual infant to learn native phonemes and the skill of speech inversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite large-scale research, development of robust machines for imitation and inversion of human speech into articulatory movements has remained an unsolved problem. We propose a set of principles that can partially explain real infants' speech acquisition ... Keywords: ATP, Articulatory modeling, CG, CM, Caregiver feedback, DM, IM, Imitation, Language acquisition, LeVI, MFCC, Phonetic learning, Speech inversion, VQ

Heikki Rasilo, Okko RäSäNen, Unto K. Laine

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

The Feed-Back from a Biodevices and Cellular Nano-Electronics Course Learned in an Electrical Engineering Faculty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports the feed-back from a pilot new course, proposed in 2005 and accepted in 2006 for next years at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Electronics, Microsystems Specialization at master studies. The BioNEC course ... Keywords: Bio-Learning, Electronics, Evaluation

Cristian Ravariu

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

RLS Algorithm with Variable Fogetting Factor for DecisionFeedback Equalizer over Time-Variant Fading Channels  

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In a high-rate indoor wireless personal communication system, the delay spread due to multipath propagation results in intersymbol interference (ISI) which can significantly increase the transmission bit error rate (BER). Decision feedback equalizer ... Keywords: RLS algorithm, adaptive forgetting factor, channel equalization, wireless communications.

Weihua Zhuang

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z