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  1. A marketplace game with neither distribution costs nor distribution-capacity constraints

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    Squicciarini, Anna Cinzia

    neither distribution costs nor distribution-capacity constraints. II. THE CLEARING PRICE FOR LINEAR DEMAND-RESPONSE-sensitive demand. In turn, based on this demand response, the suppliers determine their optimal prices

  2. Smith's Marketplace

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    Remediation program completes legacy mercury cleanup near Smith's Marketplace May 1, 2015 To reduce its historical footprint, Los Alamos National Laboratory recently completed a...

  3. Health Insurance Marketplace Notice New Health Insurance Marketplace...

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    Insurance Marketplace Notice New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take...

  4. Reputation Systems in Labor and Advertising Marketplaces

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    Daltayanni, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Reputation Systems in Advertising Marketplaces Auto-SYSTEMS IN LABOR AND ADVERTISING MARKETPLACES A dissertationSystems in Labor and Advertising Marketplaces by Maria

  5. 2015 Energy, Technology & Education Festival Innovation Marketplace...

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    2015 Energy, Technology & Education Festival Innovation Marketplace & Career Fair 2015 Energy, Technology & Education Festival Innovation Marketplace & Career Fair September 16,...

  6. Health Insurance Marketplace

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    Acton, Scott

    About the Health Insurance Marketplace 8 things you can do to get ready now 1. Explore current options. You may be able to get coverage now through existing programs. Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more about health insurance for adults up to age 26 and programs for people and children in families

  7. "The dance of the marketplace"

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    Bolaños, Michael Raul

    1983-01-01

    Architecture as infill; or the method by which the patterns of context are synthesized in the process of intervention, stands as the base of this thesis. The work uses and defines the marketplace as a building type generated ...

  8. Marketplace Training Marketplace offers several training opportunities below. To request a dedicated training for your department or group, or for

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    Tsien, Roger Y.

    Marketplace Training Marketplace offers several training opportunities below. To request a dedicated training for your department or group, or for general questions about Marketplace please contact

  9. The floating marketplace of San Juan Bay

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    Carbonell, Jorge (Jorge R.), 1975-

    2002-01-01

    This thesis seeks to establish the marketplace as a temporal and spatial event that affects a city in a meaningful way. The marketplace was the site of greatest congestion, activity and drama in many cities, often combining ...

  10. Geothermal Direct Use Technology and the Marketplace

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    Marketplace (in the Eastern United States) What are GSHP Payback and Market Space? What are the economics behind hybrid energy systems? How do federal, state...

  11. Geothermal Direct Use Technology & Marketplace Hilton Garden...

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    (Paul Brophy) 12:00-1:30 p.m. Luncheon and Presentation on Geothermal Experience in Iceland 1:30 p.m. - Geothermal Marketplace (in the Eastern U.S.) Discussion Lead - Jay Egg,...

  12. Health Insurance Marketplace Notification UCF is required to furnish the accompanying Health Insurance Marketplace

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    Health Insurance Marketplace Notification UCF is required to furnish the accompanying Health provides the following information: Information on Health Insurance Marketplace - visit www.HealthCare.gov Information About Health Coverage Offered by the State of Florida Contact Information for People First, SOF

  13. The broadcast marketplace : Designing a more efficient local marketplace for goods and services

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    Blackshaw, Matthew (Matthew Andrew)

    2012-01-01

    Today's online marketplaces for goods and services are imperfect. Participants make an initial post expressing their intention to buy or sell an object, but all offers on this post are private. These offers can be seen as ...

  14. NIST Weights and Measures Division Marketplace

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    and inch-pound measurement units in a net quantity of contents statement. The term metric labeling refers to using only metric measurement units in a net quantity of contents statement. 2 (15 U.S.C. §§ 1451NIST Weights and Measures Division Marketplace Assessment ­ Metric Labeling on Packages in Retail

  15. Technical constraints limiting application of enhanced oil recovery techniques to petroleum production in the United States

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    Not Available

    1984-01-01

    In the interval since the publication in September 1980 of the technical constraints that inhibit the application of enhanced oil recovery techniques in the United States, there has been a large number of successful field trials of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques. The Department of Energy has shared the costs of 28 field demonstrations of EOR with industry, and the results have been made available to the public through DOE documents, symposiums and the technical literature. This report reexamines the constraints listed in 1980, evaluates the state-of-the-art and outlines the areas where more research is needed. Comparison of the 1980 constraints with the present state-of-the-art indicates that most of the constraints have remained the same; however, the constraints have become more specific. 26 references, 6 tables.

  16. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Panel Presentati...

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    Panel Presentations New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Panel Presentations Download the speaker presentations from the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and...

  17. Repeated Auction Games and Learning Dynamics in Electronic Logistics Marketplaces

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Repeated Auction Games and Learning Dynamics in Electronic Logistics Marketplaces: Complexity still satisfy the customer's level of service demands. Specifically, this chapter considers the reverse

  18. New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage

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    Sun, Yi

    New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family

  19. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Presentation...

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

    presentation by Adam Cohen, fellow for the SunShot Initiative, for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review Workshop, "New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace:...

  20. An exploratory study of B2B marketplaces

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    Minier, Denise Nicole, 1971-

    2003-01-01

    A business-to-business (B2B) e-marketplace brings together buyers and sellers using the Internet to conduct or facilitate business transactions. They came onto the scene in the late 1990's. There are independent exchanges, ...

  1. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Preread

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is the preread memo by Adam Cohen for the 2014 SunShot Summit Grand Challenge and Peer Review Workshop, New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments.

  2. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Worksheet

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    This is a worksheet by Adam Cohen, fellow for the SunShot Initiative, for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review Workshop, "New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments."

  3. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Panel Presentations

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    Download the speaker presentations from the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review Workshop, "New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments."

  4. Lean product development for the automotive niche vehicle marketplace

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    Kupczewski, Celeste D., 1974-

    2005-01-01

    The automotive low volume niche vehicle marketplace is growing, evidenced by increasing media coverage and fierce competition between original equipment manufacturers. Development of niche vehicles must be lean and therefore ...

  5. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Agenda

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    This is the agenda for the 2014 SunShot Summit Grand Challenge and Peer Review Workshop, New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments.

  6. LD Diesels in U.S. Marketplace - Technical Progress Will Lead...

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    LD Diesels in U.S. Marketplace - Technical Progress Will Lead to Cost-Effective Business Cases LD Diesels in U.S. Marketplace - Technical Progress Will Lead to Cost-Effective...

  7. Los Alamos Lab to perform slope-side cleanup near Smith's Marketplace

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    Los Alamos Lab to perform slope-side cleanup near Smith's Marketplace Los Alamos National Laboratory to perform slope-side cleanup near Smith's Marketplace The Lab is performing a...

  8. Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and State of Illinois Employee Health Coverage

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    Branoff, Theodore J.

    1 Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and State of Illinois Employee Health Coverage PART, established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and employment based health coverage offered by your employer. What is the Health Insurance Marketplace? The Marketplace is designed to help

  9. Measuring the Longitudinal Evolution of the Online Anonymous Marketplace Ecosystem

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    managed to shut down Silk Road in October 2013 and arrest its operator. Far from causing the demise. Then, in early October 2013, Silk Road was shut down, its operator arrested, and all the money held the emergence of Silk Road, the first successful online anonymous marketplace, in which buy- ers and sellers

  10. Abstract--The transfer capability on a transmission path is limited by constraints on acceptability, voltage security, small-

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    Venkatasubramanian, Mani V.

    State University, Pullman, WA 99163 USA (Email: mani@eecs.wsu.edu). utilization of the grid and security on acceptability, voltage security, small- signal stability and transient stability. For a large interconnected power grid, these constraints are influenced significantly by the interactions among path flows

  11. Limiter

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    Cohen, S.A.; Hosea, J.C.; Timberlake, J.R.

    1984-10-19

    A limiter with a specially contoured front face is provided. The front face of the limiter (the plasma-side face) is flat with a central indentation. In addition, the limiter shape is cylindrically symmetric so that the limiter can be rotated for greater heat distribution. This limiter shape accommodates the various power scrape-off distances lambda p, which depend on the parallel velocity, V/sub parallel/, of the impacting particles.

  12. The Art of the Start: Moving Science from the Lab to the Marketplace

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    Larry Bock

    2010-01-08

    April 25, 2009 Berkeley Lab Nano*High lecture: The Art of the Start: Moving Science from the Lab to the Marketplace

  13. Limiter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cohen, Samuel A. (Hopewell, NJ); Hosea, Joel C. (Princeton, NJ); Timberlake, John R. (Allentown, NJ)

    1986-01-01

    A limiter with a specially contoured front face accommodates the various power scrape-off distances .lambda..sub.p, which depend on the parallel velocity, V.sub..parallel., of the impacting particles. The front face of the limiter (the plasma-side face) is flat with a central indentation. In addition, the limiter shape is cylindrically symmetric so that the limiter can be rotated for greater heat distribution.

  14. Constraints on cosmic string tension imposed by the limit on the stochastic gravitational wave background from the European Pulsar Timing Array

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    S. A. Sanidas; R. A. Battye; B. W. Stappers

    2012-05-31

    We investigate the constraints that can be placed on the cosmic string tension by using the current Pulsar Timing Array limits on the stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB). We have developed a code to compute the spectrum of gravitational waves (GWs) based on the widely accepted one-scale model. In its simplest form the one-scale model allows one to vary: (i) the string tension, G\\mu/c^2; (ii) the size of cosmic string loops relative to the horizon at birth, \\alpha; (iii) the spectral index of the emission spectrum, q; (iv) the cut-off in the emission spectrum, n_*; and (v) the intercommutation probability, p. The amplitude and slope of the spectrum in the nHz frequency range is very sensitive to these unknown parameters. We have also investigated the impact of more complicated scenarios with multiple initial loop sizes, in particular the 2-\\alpha models proposed in the literature and a log-normal distribution for \\alpha. We have computed the constraint on G\\mu/c^2 due to the limit on a SGWB imposed by data from the European Pulsar Timing Array. Taking into account all the possible uncertainties in the parameters we find a conservative upper limit of G\\mu/c^2Array for Pulsars and the Square Kilometre Array.

  15. THE ROCHE LIMIT FOR CLOSE-ORBITING PLANETS: MINIMUM DENSITY, COMPOSITION CONSTRAINTS, AND APPLICATION TO THE 4.2 hr PLANET KOI 1843.03

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    Rappaport, Saul; Sanchis-Ojeda, Roberto; Winn, Joshua N.; Rogers, Leslie A.; Levine, Alan E-mail: sar@mit.edu E-mail: larogers@caltech.edu

    2013-08-10

    The requirement that a planet must orbit outside of its Roche limit gives a lower limit on the planet's mean density. The minimum density depends almost entirely on the orbital period and is immune to systematic errors in the stellar properties. We consider the implications of this density constraint for the newly identified class of small planets with periods shorter than half a day. When the planet's radius is accurately known, this lower limit to the density can be used to restrict the possible combinations of iron and rock within the planet. Applied to KOI 1843.03, a 0.6 R{sub Circled-Plus} planet with the shortest known orbital period of 4.245 hr, the planet's mean density must be {approx}> 7 g cm{sup -3}. By modeling the planetary interior subject to this constraint, we find that the composition of the planet must be mostly iron, with at most a modest fraction of silicates ({approx}< 30% by mass)

  16. Do Social Networks Improve eCommerce? A Study on Social Marketplaces

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    Zhao, Ben Y.

    of friends (FOF). To evaluate the potential impact of social networking on online marketplaces, we study userDo Social Networks Improve e­Commerce? A Study on Social Marketplaces Gayatri Swamynathan, Christo 93106 {gayatri, bowlin, bboe, almeroth, ravenben}@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Social networks have made

  17. Do Social Networks Improve e-Commerce? A Study on Social Marketplaces

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    Almeroth, Kevin C.

    of friends (FOF). To evaluate the potential impact of social networking on online marketplaces, we study userDo Social Networks Improve e-Commerce? A Study on Social Marketplaces Gayatri Swamynathan, Christo 93106 {gayatri, bowlin, bboe, almeroth, ravenben}@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Social networks have made

  18. Low Mass Neutralino Dark Matter in the MSSM with Constraints from $B_s\\to ?^+?^-$ and Higgs Search Limits

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    Daniel Feldman; Zuowei Liu; Pran Nath

    2010-05-21

    The region of low neutralino masses as low as (5-10) GeV has attracted attention recently due to the possibility of excess events above background in dark matter detectors. An analysis of spin independent neutralino-proton cross sections $\\SI$ which includes this low mass region is given. The analysis is done in MSSM with radiative electroweak symmetry breaking (REWSB). It is found that cross sections as large as $10^{-40}$ cm$^2$ can be accommodated in MSSM within the REWSB framework. However, inclusion of sparticle mass limits from current experiments, as well as lower limits on the Higgs searches from the Tevatron, and the current experimental upper limit on $B_s\\to \\mu^+\\mu^-$ significantly limit the allowed parameter space reducing $\\SI$ to lie below $\\sim 10^{-41}$cm$^2$ or even lower for neutralino masses around 10 GeV. These cross sections are an order of magnitude lower than the cross sections needed to explain the reported data in the recent dark matter experiments in the low neutralino mass region.

  19. INNOVATION MARKETPLACE A QUARTERLY UPDATE OF AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

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    by the need for smaller electronic devices and emerging technologies, such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Due to the size constraints of such a technology, there is a...

  20. Combined Tevatron upper limit on gg?H?W^(+)W^(?) and constraints on the Higgs boson mass in fourth-generation fermion models

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Chen, C.; Clutter, Justace Randall; McGivern, Carrie Lynne; Moulik, Tania; Sekaric, Jadranka; Wilson, Graham Wallace; Aaltonen, T.; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.

    2010-07-15

    Combined Tevatron upper limit on gg! H! WþW#1; and constraints on the Higgs boson mass in fourth-generation fermion models T. Aaltonen,15,a V.M. Abazov,48,b B. Abbott,116,b M. Abolins,101,b B. S. Acharya,35,b M. Adams,79,b T. Adams,75,b J. Adelman...,78,a E. Aguilo,7,b G.D. Alexeev,48,b G. Alkhazov,52,b A. Alton,99,ii B. A´lvarez Gonza´lez,56,aa G. Alverson,94,b G. A. Alves,2,b S. Amerio,39a,a D. Amidei,99,a A. Anastassov,81,a L. S. Ancu,47,b A. Annovi,37,a J. Antos,53,a M. Aoki,77,b G. Apollinari...

  1. New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace Workshop Presentation, Adam Cohen

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    This is the presentation by Adam Cohen, fellow for the SunShot Initiative, for the 2014 SunShot Summit Grand Challenge and Peer Review Workshop, "New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments."

  2. The potential for dynamic distribution systems to create a new energy marketplace

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    Bohnhoff, David

    Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the price of installedJuly 2014 The potential for dynamic distribution systems to create a new energy marketplace Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out Part of a continuing series on energy systems

  3. The Current and Future Marketplace for Waste-To-Energy Cogeneration Facilities in the United States 

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    Jacobs, S.

    1988-01-01

    The emerging waste-to-energy marketplace within the United States is one with considerable opportunity and risk. The solid waste management crisis is resulting in record construction levels for waste-to-energy facilities due to the fact that few...

  4. Insurable Storage Services: Creating a Marketplace for Long-Term Document Archival

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    Simha, Rahul

    Insurable Storage Services: Creating a Marketplace for Long-Term Document Archival K. Gopinath1 Washington, DC 20052, USA simha@gwu.edu Abstract Digital storage is a key element not only of computing-capacity storage. At the same time, the storage needs of users have now become more sophisticated and diverse. Some

  5. Do Social Networks Improve e-Commerce? A Study on Social Marketplaces

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    Almeroth, Kevin C.

    }@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Social networks have made a significant impact on how today's In- ternet users communicate, search the impact of social connections on business transactions. Our results show that while the majority of users of friends (FOF). To evaluate the potential impact of social networking on online marketplaces, we study user

  6. Crowds, Gigs, and Super Sellers: A Measurement Study of a Supply-Driven Crowdsourcing Marketplace

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    Caverlee, James

    Crowds, Gigs, and Super Sellers: A Measurement Study of a Supply-Driven Crowdsourcing Marketplace-driven mar- ketplace ­ Fiverr ­ wherein we investigate the sellers and their offerings (called "gigs participants and develop a machine learning based approach for inferring the qual- ity of gigs, which

  7. On Analyzing and Developing Data Contracts in Cloud-based Data Marketplaces

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    On Analyzing and Developing Data Contracts in Cloud-based Data Marketplaces Hong-Linh Truong, G model for data contracts. Based on the abstract model, we propose several techniques for evaluating data our approach with some real- world scenarios. I. INTRODUCTION Recently, delivering data based

  8. New Online Marketplace for Small Business Contracting Launched...

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    contracts from federal agencies. The new program allows the government to source low-cost, high-impact solutions from innovative tech companies. A limited number of low-dollar...

  9. A review of "Idols of the Marketplace: Idolatry and Commodity Fetishism in English Literature." by David Hawkes 

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    Wendy Hyman

    2002-01-01

    beyond the mis- guided veneration of images towards a more fundamental, ubiqui- tous problem. Idols of the Marketplace makes the case that Early Modern authors from Shakespeare to Bunyan thought of religious idolatry as a symptom of a culturally...

  10. Smith's Marketplace

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effect Photovoltaics -7541 *Impact NeutronSmallGridSmartphone data safetyRemediation

  11. Monadic constraint programming 

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    Schrijvers, Tom; Stuckey, Peter; Wadler, Philip

    2009-01-01

    A constraint programming system combines two essential components: a constraint solver and a search engine. The constraint solver reasons about satisfiability of conjunctions of constraints, and the search engine controls the search for solutions...

  12. Abstract --We describe a web-based Educational MarketPlace that matches student requests to available and appropriate

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    are implemented to manage the resources and interaction. We describe an Educational MarketPlace, or a system of tools, which match student queries to available and appropriate educational resources. Development techniques to facilitate access to large-scale educational repositories; 2) resource acquisition and data

  13. I-TEX: A Marketplace for Information Technology Standards in the Technical Topic Area: Information Technology Standards

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    Mills, Kevin

    I-TEX: A Marketplace for Information Technology Standards in the 21st Century BAA #99-07 Technical Topic Area: Information Technology Standards Technical PoCs: Administrative PoC: Dr. Kevin L. Mills Mrs Kumar NIST Email sri.kumar@nist.gov #12;BAA 99-07 Technical Topic Area: Information Technology Standards

  14. T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet services

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    Deutschmann, Rainer

    Deutschmann, Senior Vice President, Mobile Internet at T-Mobile International. "Nokia Series 40 devices offerT-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet and other content offered by both T-Mobile's widget gallery and Nokia's Ovi Store · Through T-Mobile's web

  15. Carbon Constraints and the Electric Power Industry

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    2007-11-15

    The report is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the type of carbon constraints that are likely to be imposed, when they are likely to take effect, and how they will impact the electric power industry. The main objective of the report is to provide industry participants with the knowledge they need to plan for and react to a future in which carbon emissions are restricted. The main goal of the report is to ensure an understanding of the likely restrictions that will be placed on carbon emissions, the methods available for reducing their carbon emissions, and the impact that carbon reductions will have on the electric power industry. A secondary goal of the report is to provide information on key carbon programs and market participants to enable companies to begin participating in the international carbon marketplace. Topics covered in the report include: overview of what climate change and the Kyoto Protocol are; analysis of the impacts of climate change on the U.S. and domestic efforts to mandate carbon reductions; description of carbon reduction mechanisms and the types of carbon credits that can be created; evaluation of the benefits of carbon trading and the rules for participation under Kyoto; Description of the methods for reducing carbon emissions available to the U.S. electric power industry; analysis of the impact of carbon restrictions on the U.S. electric power industry in terms of both prices and revenues; evaluation of the impact of carbon restrictions on renewable energy; overview of the current state of the global carbon market including descriptions of the three major marketplaces; descriptions of the industry and government programs already underway to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. electric power industry; and, profiles of the major international carbon exchanges and brokers.

  16. Innovative Business Cases for Energy Storage In a Restructured Electricity Marketplace, A Study for the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program

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    IANNUCCI, JOE; EYER, JIM; BUTLER, PAUL C.

    2003-02-01

    This report describes the second phase of a project entitled ''Innovative Business Cases for Energy Storage in a Restructured Electricity Marketplace''. During part one of the effort, nine ''Stretch Scenarios'' were identified. They represented innovative and potentially significant uses of electric energy storage. Based on their potential to significantly impact the overall energy marketplace, the five most compelling scenarios were identified. From these scenarios, five specific ''Storage Market Opportunities'' (SMOs) were chosen for an in-depth evaluation in this phase. The authors conclude that some combination of the Power Cost Volatility and the T&D Benefits SMOs would be the most compelling for further investigation. Specifically, a combination of benefits (energy, capacity, power quality and reliability enhancement) achievable using energy storage systems for high value T&D applications, in regions with high power cost volatility, makes storage very competitive for about 24 GW and 120 GWh during the years of 2001 and 2010.

  17. Geothermal Program Review VII: proceedings. DOE Research and Development for the Geothermal Marketplace

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    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    Each year the Geothermal Technology Division of the US Department of Energy conducts an indepth review of its entire geothermal R and D program. The 2--3 day conference serves several purposes: a status report on current R and D activities, an assessment of progress and problems, a review of management issues, and a technology transfer opportunity between DOE and the US geothermal industry. This year's conference, Program Review 7, was held in San Francisco on March 21--23, 1989. As indicated by its title, ''DOE Research and Development for the Geothermal Marketplace'', Program Review 7 emphasized developing technologies, concepts, and innovations having potential for commercial application in the foreseeable future. Program Review 7 was comprised of eight sessions including an opening session and a special presentation on the ''Role of Geothermal Energy in Minimizing Global Environmental Problems.'' The five technical sessions covered GTD-sponsored R and D in the areas of hydrothermal (two sessions), hot dry rock, geopressured, and magma. Presentations were made by the relevant field researchers, and sessions were chaired by the appropriate DOE Operations Office Geothermal Program Manager. The technical papers and commentary of invited speakers contained in these Proceedings have been compiled in the order in which they were presented at Program Review 7.

  18. 12/14/14, 1:00 PMHow to get parents to pay $169 for a toy robot | Marketplace.org Page 1 of 4http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/how-get-parents-pay-169-toy-robot

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    12/14/14, 1:00 PMHow to get parents to pay $169 for a toy robot | Marketplace.org Page 1 of 4http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/how-get-parents-pay-169-toy-robot (https://contribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php? refId=apmmktp201203w) How to get parents to pay $169 for a toy robot by Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 12

  19. Edinburgh Research Explorer Statistical Constraints

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Statistical Constraints Citation for published version: Rossi, R that links statistics and constraint programming. We dis- cuss two novel statistical constraints and some, Prestwich, S & Tarim, SA 2014, 'Statistical Constraints' Paper presented at 21st biennial European

  20. New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage Key parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law, go into effect January 1, 2014. When this

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    New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage Key parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law, go into effect January 1, 2014. When this happens, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace

  1. The Definition and Implementation of a Computer Programming Language Based on Constraints

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    Steele, Guy Lewis, Jr.

    1980-08-01

    The constraint paradigm is a model of computation in which values are deduced whenever possible, under the limitation that deductions be local in a certain sense. One may visualize a constraint 'program' as a network ...

  2. Communication constraints in the state agreement problem Ruggero Carli

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    Communication constraints in the state agreement problem Ruggero Carli Fabio Fagnani Alberto and communication theory is becoming of fundamental importance in many distributed control systems. Particular of autonomous mobile agents in order to achieve a common task, communication constraints impose limits

  3. Cosmological Constraints on Isocurvature and Tensor Perturbations

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    Masahiro Kawasaki; Toyokazu Sekiguchi

    2007-05-20

    We investigate cosmological constraints on primordial isocurvature and tensor perturbations, using recent observations of the cosmic microwave background and the large scale structure. We find that present observations are consistent with purely adiabatic initial conditions for the structure formation under any priors on correlations of isocurvature modes, and upper limits on the contribution of isocurvature and tensor perturbations are presented. We also apply the obtained constraints to some specific theoretical models, axion isocurvature perturbation models and curvaton models, and give some implications for theoretical models.

  4. Closed Crawl Space Performance: Proof of Concept in the Production Builder Marketplace

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    Malkin-Weber, Melissa; Dastur, Cyrus; Mauceri, Maria; Hannas, Benjamin

    2008-10-30

    This overview is intended to be a very concise, limited summary of the key project activities discussed in the detailed report that follows. Due to the large scope of this project, the detailed report is broken into three individually titled sections. Each section repeats key background information, with the goal that the sections will eventually stand alone as complete reports on the major activities of the project. The information presented herein comes from ongoing research, so please note that all observations, findings and recommendations presented are preliminary and subject to change in the future. We invite and welcome your comments and suggestions for improving the project. Advanced Energy completed its first jointly-funded crawl space research project with the Department of Energy in 2005. That project, funded under award number DE-FC26-00NT40995 and titled 'A Field Study Comparison of the Energy and Moisture Performance Characteristics of Ventilated Versus Sealed Crawl Spaces in the South' demonstrated the substantial energy efficiency and moisture management benefits that result from using properly closed crawl space foundations for residential construction instead of traditional wall vented crawl space foundations. Two activities of this first project included (1) an assessment of ten existing homes to document commonly observed energy and moisture failures associated with wall-vented crawl space foundations and (2) a detailed literature review that documented both the history of closed crawl space research and the historical lack of scientific justification for building code requirements for crawl space ventilation. The most valuable activity of the 2005 project proved to be the field demonstration of various closed crawl space techniques, which were implemented in a set of twelve small (1040 square feet), simply designed homes in eastern North Carolina. These homes had matched envelope, mechanical and architectural designs, and comparable performance characteristics with regard to infiltration and duct leakage. Researchers settled on two closed crawl space designs, one with insulation located in the framed floor structure above the crawl space and one with insulation on the crawl space perimeter wall, as the designs with the most widespread potential for application. Researchers based this assessment not only on the field performance, but also on input from residential builders, pest control professionals, code officials, installers, and building scientists active in the region. The key findings from the field demonstration were that (1) closed crawl spaces stay substantially drier than traditional wall-vented crawl spaces during humid climate conditions, and (2) the houses built on the closed crawl space foundations saved, on average, 15% or more on annual energy used for space heating and cooling. A comparison of the actual energy performance of the homes versus the performance predicted by a popular HERS software application showed that the software was unable to predict the demonstrated savings, in some cases predicting an energy penalty. Findings from the 2005 project were summarized in a publication titled Closed Crawl Spaces: An Introduction to Design, Construction and Performance. Since its release, the publication has received widespread use by builders, homeowners, installers and code officials concerned about crawl space construction. The findings were also used to create major revisions to the NC Residential Code, which were adopted in 2004 and immediately began to reduce the regulatory barriers to widespread commercialization of the technology in NC, particularly in new residential construction. Full project details are located at www.crawlspaces.org.

  5. Triangle Packing with Constraint Programming

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    Prosser, P.

    Prosser,P. 9th International Workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (ModRef 2010) pp 1-15

  6. Constraint Orbital Branching JAMES OSTROWSKI

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    Linderoth, Jeffrey T.

    of Ostrowski et al. [2007] to the case of branching on disjunctions formed by inequalities--constraint orbital

  7. Realizing Health Reform’s Potential: Why a National High-Risk Insurance Pool Is Not a Workable Alternative to the Marketplace

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    Hall, Jean P.

    2014-12-01

    and register to receive email alerts. Commonwealth Fund pub. 1792 Vol. 31 Why a National High-Risk Insurance Pool Is Not a Workable Alternative to the Marketplace Jean P. Hall Abstract The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) was a national high...-risk pool established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions who had been uninsured for at least six months. It was intended to be a temporary program: PCIPs opened in 2010 and closed in April...

  8. Constraints on new interactions from neutron scattering experiments

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    Yu. N. Pokotilovski

    2006-01-19

    Constraints for the constants of hypothetical Yukawa-type corrections to the Newtonian gravitational potential are obtained from analysis of neutron scattering experiments. Restrictions are obtained for the interaction range between 10^{-12} and 10^{-7} cm, where Casimir force experiments and atomic force microscopy are not sensitive. Experimental limits are obtained also for non-electromagnetic inverse power law neutron-nucleus potential. Some possibilities are discussed to strengthen these constraints.

  9. Performance, Market and Manufacturing Constraints relevant to...

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    Market and Manufacturing Constraints relevant to the Industrialization of Thermoelectric Devices Performance, Market and Manufacturing Constraints relevant to the...

  10. LOUISIANA COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE

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    Kundu, Sukhamay

    will impact both the people of various poverty stricken communities as well as the non­ profit organizations HOPE Ministries and their work to help the poverty stricken people pick up the pieces and succeed. We

  11. Constraints on Lorentz violation from gravitational Cherenkov radiation

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    Kostelecky, Alan

    2015-01-01

    Limits on gravitational Cherenkov radiation by cosmic rays are obtained and used to constrain coefficients for Lorentz violation in the gravity sector associated with operators of even mass dimensions, including orientation-dependent effects. We use existing data from cosmic-ray telescopes to obtain conservative two-sided constraints on 80 distinct Lorentz-violating operators of dimensions four, six, and eight, along with conservative one-sided constraints on three others. Existing limits on the nine minimal operators at dimension four are improved by factors of up to a billion, while 74 of our explicit limits represent stringent first constraints on nonminimal operators. Prospects are discussed for future analyses incorporating effects of Lorentz violation in the matter sector, the role of gravitational Cherenkov radiation by high-energy photons, data from gravitational-wave observatories, the tired-light effect, and electromagnetic Cherenkov radiation by gravitons.

  12. Spacetime constraints on accreting black holes

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    Garofalo, David [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena California 91109 (United States)

    2009-06-15

    We study the spin dependence of accretion onto rotating Kerr black holes using analytic techniques. In its linear regime, angular momentum transport in MHD turbulent accretion flow involves the generation of radial magnetic field connecting plasma in a differentially rotating flow. We take a first principles approach, highlighting the constraint that limits the generation and amplification of radial magnetic fields, stemming from the transfer of energy from mechanical to magnetic form. Because the energy transferred in magnetic form is ultimately constrained by gravitational potential energy or Killing energy, the spin dependence of the latter allows us to derive spin-dependent constraints on the success of the accreting plasma to expel its angular momentum. We find an inverse relationship between this ability and black hole spin. If this radial magnetic field generation forms the basis for angular momentum transfer in accretion flows, accretion rates involving Kerr black holes are expected to be lower as the black hole spin increases in the prograde sense.

  13. Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs

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    Kreycik, C.; Couture, T. D.; Cory, K. S.

    2011-06-01

    Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are the most prevalent renewable energy policy used globally to date, and there are many benefits to the certainty offered in the marketplace to reduce development risks and associated financing costs and to grow the renewable energy industry. However, concerns over escalating costs in jurisdictions with FIT policies have led to increased attention on cost control in renewable energy policy design. In recent years, policy mechanisms for containing FIT costs have become more refined, allowing policymakers to exert greater control on policy outcomes and on the resulting costs to ratepayers. As policymakers and regulators in the United States begin to explore the use of FITs, careful consideration must be given to the ways in which policy design can be used to balance the policies' advantages while bounding its costs. This report explores mechanisms that policymakers have implemented to limit FIT policy costs. If designed clearly and transparently, such mechanisms can align policymaker and market expectations for project deployment. Three different policy tools are evaluated: (1) caps, (2) payment level adjustment mechanisms, and (3) auction-based designs. The report employs case studies to explore the strengths and weaknesses of these three cost containment tools. These tools are then evaluated with a set of criteria including predictability for policymakers and the marketplace and the potential for unintended consequences.

  14. Constraint solving for direct manipulation of features DANIEL LOURENO,1 PEDRO OLIVEIRA,1 ALEX NOORT,2 and RAFAEL BIDARRA2

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    Bidarra, Rafael

    of current constraint solvers. In this paper, an approach to the optimization of geometric constraint solving, in a feature modeling system the designer builds a model out of features, each of which has a well and orient it, or constraints that express the physical limits of the drilling machinery avail- able

  15. Supertree Construction with Constraint Programming

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    Gent, I.P.; Prosser, P.

    Gent,I.P. Prosser,P. Smith,B.M. Wei,W. Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming pp 837-841 Springer

  16. The Phoenix Project: Master Constraint Programme for Loop Quantum Gravity

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    Thomas Thiemann

    2003-05-21

    The Hamiltonian constraint remains the major unsolved problem in Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). Seven years ago a mathematically consistent candidate Hamiltonian constraint has been proposed but there are still several unsettled questions which concern the algebra of commutators among smeared Hamiltonian constraints which must be faced in order to make progress. In this paper we propose a solution to this set of problems based on the so-called {\\bf Master Constraint} which combines the smeared Hamiltonian constraints for all smearing functions into a single constraint. If certain mathematical conditions, which still have to be proved, hold, then not only the problems with the commutator algebra could disappear, also chances are good that one can control the solution space and the (quantum) Dirac observables of LQG. Even a decision on whether the theory has the correct classical limit and a connection with the path integral (or spin foam) formulation could be in reach. While these are exciting possibilities, we should warn the reader from the outset that, since the proposal is, to the best of our knowledge, completely new and has been barely tested in solvable models, there might be caveats which we are presently unaware of and render the whole {\\bf Master Constraint Programme} obsolete. Thus, this paper should really be viewed as a proposal only, rather than a presentation of hard results, which however we intend to supply in future submissions.

  17. Vehicle Technology Deployment Pathways: An Examination of Timing and Investment Constraints

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    Analysts may develop scenarios of the deployment of new vehicle technologies for a variety of reasons, ranging from pure thought exercises for hypothesizing about the future, to careful examinations of the possible outcomes of future policies or trends in technology, to examination of the feasibility of broad goals of reducing greenhouse gases and/or oil use. To establish a scenario's plausibility, analysts will seek to make their underlying assumptions clear and to "reality check" the story they tell about technology development and deployment in the marketplace. This report examines two aspects of "reality checking"—(1) whether the timing of the vehicle deployment envisioned by the scenarios corresponds to recognized limits to technology development and market penetration and (2) whether the investments that must be made for the scenario to unfold seem viable from the perspective of the investment community.

  18. CONSTRAINT PROPAGATION IN KIMMO SYSTEMS G. Edward Barton, Jr.

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    CONSTRAINT PROPAGATION IN KIMMO SYSTEMS G. Edward Barton, Jr. M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence into place step-by-step through a chain of limited and local inferences, but it is insuffi- ciently powerful for Kimmo generation works for English, Turkish, and Warlpiri. When applied to a Kimmo system that en- codes

  19. Energy-Efficient Speed Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks under Thermal Constraints

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    Wang, Shengquan

    Energy-Efficient Speed Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks under Thermal Constraints Shengquan Wang. We develop energy-efficient speed scheduling schemes for frame-based real-time tasks under thermal, Jian-Jia Chen, Zhenjun Shi, and Lothar Thiele Abstract Thermal constraints have limited

  20. Iterative Risk Allocation: A New Approach to Robust Model Predictive Control with a Joint Chance Constraint

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    Williams, Brian C.

    , individual chance constraints in a racing car path planning problem mean the limit of the probability of having the race car crash into a wall in each time instant. On the other hand, a joint chance constraint and financial engineering to unmanned aerial vehicle path planning. Robustness against uncertainty

  1. Facing Title V permit constraints

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    Patankar, U.M. [JACA Corp., Fort Washington, PA (United States)

    1995-06-01

    The new Title V operating permit requirement under state regulations pursuant to the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments will cover every emission source at a facility. These rules will significantly affect an operation by setting minimum compliance requirements, mandating periodic compliance certification, prescribing complex monitoring, record keeping and reporting procedures and making state and EPA approval of routine operational changes necessary through a permit amendment. The main concern with Title V is its effect on the operational flexibility of a facility, and individual emission sources within that facility. Unless properly addressed in a permit document, the term operational flexibility, so freely used by regulators in the context of the Title V program, can turn into a misnomer and the ability to operate as before may be significantly compromised under Title V. True operational flexibility is essential for businesses to respond to real changes in the marketplace. In the age of automation, just-in-time inventories and increased competition, flexibility to operate can mean the difference between growth and stagnation.

  2. Press Pass - Press Release - Higgs mass constraints

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    -mass-constraints-20100726-images.html Fermilab experiments narrow allowed mass range for Higgs boson Batavia, Ill.New constraints on the elusive Higgs particle are more...

  3. Observational constraints and cosmological parameters

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    Antony Lewis

    2006-04-02

    I discuss the extraction of cosmological parameter constraints from the recent WMAP 3-year data, both on its own and in combination with other data. The large degeneracies in the first year data can be largely broken with the third year data, giving much better parameter constraints from WMAP alone. The polarization constraint on the optical depth is crucial to obtain the main results, including n_s < 1 in basic six-parameter models. Almost identical constraints can also be obtained using only temperature data with a prior on the optical depth. I discuss the modelling of secondaries when extracting parameter constraints, and show that the effect of CMB lensing is about as important as SZ and slightly increases the inferred value of the spectral index. Constraints on correlated matter isocurvature modes are not radically better than before, and the data is consistent with a purely adiabatic spectrum. Combining WMAP 3-year data with data from the Lyman-alpha forest suggests somewhat higher values for sigma_8 than from WMAP alone.

  4. Title 10 USC 2684a Agreements to Limit Encroachments and Other...

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    Limit Encroachments and Other Constraints on Military Training, Testing, and Operations Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document-...

  5. IR Kuiper Belt Constraints

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    Teplitz, V L; Anderson, J D; Rosenbaum, D C; Scalise, R J; Wentzler, P; Teplitz, Vigdor L.; Anderson, John D.; Rosenbaum, Doris; Scalise, Randall J.; Wentzler, Paul

    1999-01-01

    We compute the temperature and IR signal of particles of radius $a$ and albedo $\\alpha$ at heliocentric distance $R$, taking into account the emissivity effect, and give an interpolating formula for the result. We compare with analyses of COBE DIRBE data by others (including recent detection of the cosmic IR background) for various values of heliocentric distance, $R$, particle radius, $a$, and particle albedo, $\\alpha$. We then apply these results to a recently-developed picture of the Kuiper belt as a two-sector disk with a nearby, low-density sector (40limits on total and dust masses in the near and far sectors as a function of time since such a passage. Finally we compare Kuiper belt IR spectra for various parameter v...

  6. Artificial Intelligence Constraint Satisfaction Problems

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    Voris, Jonathan

    , V, SA, T · Domains: Di = {red,green,blue} · Constraints: adjacent regions must have different colors e.g., WA NT, or (WA,NT) in {(red,green),(red,blue),(green,red), (green,blue),(blue,red),(blue,green)} #12;15 Example: Map Coloring · Solutions are complete and consistent assignments, e.g., WA = red, NT

  7. Turtle: A Constraint Imperative Programming Language

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    Hofstedt, Petra

    Turtle: A Constraint Imperative Programming Language Martin Grabm¨uller and Petra Hofstedt of the programming language Turtle, which inte- grates declarative constraints and imperative language elements Introduction Programming languages can be divided into two main categories: imperative and declarative

  8. Parallelism Constraints Katrin Erk Joachim Niehren

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Parallelism Constraints Katrin Erk Joachim Niehren Programming Systems Lab, Universit¨at des Saarlandes, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany www.ps.uni-sb.de/~{erk,niehren} Abstract. Parallelism constraints

  9. Free Material Optimization: Towards the Stress Constraints

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    Kocvara, Michal

    Free Material Optimization: Towards the Stress Constraints Dedicated to Pauli Pedersen the effect of stress constraints in free material optimization. 1 Introduction The goal of the paper is to find a formulation of stress constraint in the free material optimization (FMO) problem that would

  10. Constraints on Light Dark Matter from Single-Photon Decays of Heavy Quarkonium

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    Fernandez, Nicolas; Stengel, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    We investigate constraints on the interactions of light dark matter with Standard Model quarks in a framework with effective contact operators mediating the decay of heavy flavor bound state quarkonium to dark matter and a photon. When considered in combination with decays to purely invisible final states, constraints from heavy quarkonium decays at high intensity electron-positron colliders can complement missing energy searches at high energy colliders and provide sensitivity to dark matter masses difficult to probe at direct and indirect detection experiments. We calculate the approximate limits on the branching fraction for $\\Upsilon (1 S)$ decays to dark matter and a photon. Given the approximate limits on the branching fractions for all dimension 6 or lower contact operators, we present the corresponding limits on the interaction strength for each operator and the inferred limits on dark matter-nucleon scattering. Complementary constraints on dark matter annihilation from gamma-ray searches from dwarf s...

  11. General Properties and Termination Conditions for Soft Constraint Propagation

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    Rossi, Francesca

    General Properties and Termination Conditions for Soft Constraint Propagation S. Bistarelli (bista for its termination. 1. Introduction Soft constraints allow to model faithfully many real­life problems [14], probabilistic [10] and partial [11] constraints. The constraint propagation techniques usually

  12. Towards consistent Electroweak Precision Data constraints in the SMEFT

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    Laure Berthier; Michael Trott

    2015-05-06

    We discuss the impact of many previously neglected effects of higher dimensional operators when fitting to Electroweak Precision data (EWPD) in the Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT). We calculate the general case of $2 \\rightarrow 2$ fermion scattering in the SMEFT to order $\\mathcal{O}(\\bar{v}_T^2/\\Lambda^2)$ valid on and off the $Z$ pole, in the massless fermion limit. We demonstrate that previously neglected corrections scale as $\\Gamma_Z M_Z/\\bar{v}_T^2$ in the partial widths extracted from measured cross sections at LEPI, compared to the leading effect of dimension six operators in anomalous $Z$ couplings. Further, constraints on leading effects of anomalous $Z$ couplings are also modified by neglected perturbative corrections and dimension eight operators. We perform a minimal EWPD fit to illustrate the size of the error these corrections induce, when bounding leading effects. These considerations relax bounds compared to a naive leading order analysis, and show that constraints that rise above the percent level are subject to substantial theoretical uncertanties. We also argue that renormalization group running global constraints expressed through $\\chi^2$ functions to a common scale, and then minimizing and performing a global fit of all data allows more consistent constraints to be obtained in the SMEFT.

  13. Dark matter CMB constraints and likelihoods for poor particle physicists

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    Cline, James M.; Scott, Pat, E-mail: jcline@physics.mcgill.ca, E-mail: patscott@physics.mcgill.ca [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 rue University, Montréal, QC, H3A 2T8 (Canada)

    2013-03-01

    The cosmic microwave background provides constraints on the annihilation and decay of light dark matter at redshifts between 100 and 1000, the strength of which depends upon the fraction of energy ending up in the form of electrons and photons. The resulting constraints are usually presented for a limited selection of annihilation and decay channels. Here we provide constraints on the annihilation cross section and decay rate, at discrete values of the dark matter mass m{sub ?}, for all the annihilation and decay channels whose secondary spectra have been computed using PYTHIA in arXiv:1012.4515 (''PPPC 4 DM ID: a poor particle physicist cookbook for dark matter indirect detection''), namely e, ?, ?, V ? e, V ? ?, V ? ?, u, d s, c, b, t, ?, g, W, Z and h. By interpolating in mass, these can be used to find the CMB constraints and likelihood functions from WMAP7 and Planck for a wide range of dark matter models, including those with annihilation or decay into a linear combination of different channels.

  14. Quantum Spin Dynamics VIII. The Master Constraint

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    Thomas Thiemann

    2005-10-04

    Recently the Master Constraint Programme (MCP) for Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) was launched which replaces the infinite number of Hamiltonian constraints by a single Master constraint. The MCP is designed to overcome the complications associated with the non -- Lie -- algebra structure of the Dirac algebra of Hamiltonian constraints and was successfully tested in various field theory models. For the case of 3+1 gravity itself, so far only a positive quadratic form for the Master Constraint Operator was derived. In this paper we close this gap and prove that the quadratic form is closable and thus stems from a unique self -- adjoint Master Constraint Operator. The proof rests on a simple feature of the general pattern according to which Hamiltonian constraints in LQG are constructed and thus extends to arbitrary matter coupling and holds for any metric signature. With this result the existence of a physical Hilbert space for LQG is established by standard spectral analysis.

  15. Optimization Under Constraints by Applying an Asymmetric Entropy Measure

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    Lindberg, DV; Lee, HKH

    2015-01-01

    Association, 103, “Optimization under unknown constraints. ”for surrogate-based optimization with constraint handling. ”constrained global optimization. ” Engineering Optimization,

  16. Possible Upper limits on Lorentz Factors in High Energy Astrophysical Processes

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    C. Sivaram; Kenath Arun

    2010-08-31

    Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are the most luminous physical phenomena in the universe. The relativistic effect on the blast wave associated with the GRB introduces the gamma factor. Here we put an upper limit on the gamma factor via constraints on maximal power allowed by general relativity and hence set upper limits on other observable quantities such as deceleration distance. Also upper limits are set on the high energy particle radiation due to constraints set by cosmic microwave background radiation.

  17. Online Marketplace for Residential Measures 

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    Ashe,J.; MBA; BEP

    2014-01-01

    boundaries that have been delineated by topography. Plant species richness and diversity gradually decreased with increasing lateral distances from the stream bank. Herbaceous richness and diversity declined with increasing Ashe juniper cover in the riparian...

  18. Renewables Marketplace | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onRAPID/Geothermal/Exploration/ColoradoRemsenburg-Speonk, New York: Energy ResourcesProducts LLCProjectMaze -

  19. Marketplace Maturity | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOE Safetyof Energy ThisSites |andof Energy at the DOE

  20. A constraint graph representation of metamorphic linkages

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    Li, D; Zhang, Z; McCarthy, JM

    2011-01-01

    constraints from kinematic chains, Mechanism and Machineand multiple joint kinematic chains, Mechanism and MachineCreation of Mechanisms According to Kinematic Structure and

  1. The Complexity of Equality Constraint Languages

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    Bodirsky, Manuel

    a solution if and only if it contains an inequality-constraint x = y such that y is reachable from x

  2. The Complexity of Equality Constraint Languages

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    Bodirsky, Manuel

    . Then it is easy to see that S does not have a solution if and only if it contains an inequality-constraint x = y

  3. Strong Planck constraints on braneworld and non-commutative inflation

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    Calcagni, Gianluca [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Kuroyanagi, Sachiko; Ohashi, Junko; Tsujikawa, Shinji, E-mail: calcagni@iem.cfmac.csic.es, E-mail: skuro@rs.tus.ac.jp, E-mail: j1211703@ed.tus.ac.jp, E-mail: shinji@rs.kagu.tus.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601 (Japan)

    2014-03-01

    We place observational likelihood constraints on braneworld and non-commutative inflation for a number of inflaton potentials, using Planck, WMAP polarization and BAO data. Both braneworld and non-commutative scenarios of the kind considered here are limited by the most recent data even more severely than standard general-relativity models. At more than 95 % confidence level, the monomial potential V(?)??{sup p} is ruled out for p ? 2 in the Randall-Sundrum (RS) braneworld cosmology and, for p > 0, also in the high-curvature limit of the Gauss-Bonnet (GB) braneworld and in the infrared limit of non-commutative inflation, due to a large scalar spectral index. Some parameter values for natural inflation, small-varying inflaton models and Starobinsky inflation are allowed in all scenarios, although some tuning is required for natural inflation in a non-commutative spacetime.

  4. Squibs and Discussions Pipelines and Size Constraints

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    Squibs and Discussions Pipelines and Size Constraints Ehud Reiter* University of Aberdeen Some. This can be a difficult constraint to enforce in a pipelined natural language generation (NLG) system of the pipeline, but size cannot be accurately measured until the document has been completely processed

  5. Sets and Constraint Logic Programming Agostino Dovier

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    Rossi, Gianfranco

    are embedded in a Constraint Logic Programming (CLP) language which provides #12;nite sets|along with basic set by programming in CLP(SET ). Categories and Subject Descriptors: D.3.2 [Programming Languages]: Constraint and Logic Languages; D.3.3 [Programming Languages]: Language Constructs and Features; F.4 [Math- ematical

  6. Constraint Logic Programming Overview of CP

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    Qu, Rong

    G53CLP Constraint Logic Programming Overview of CP Dr Rong Qu #12;G53CLP ­ Constraint Logic Programming Dr. R Qu 2 Computer Programs a collection of source code and libraries which have been compiled and interactive tasks with data. - Wikipedia #12;3 Programming Paradigms Procedural Sequences of instructions

  7. The Balance Constraint Family Christian Bessiere1

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    Walsh, Toby

    The Balance Constraint Family Christian Bessiere1 , Emmanuel Hebrard2 , George Katsirelos3 , Zeynep NICTA and University of New South Wales, email: toby.walsh@nicta.com.au Abstract. The BALANCE constraint introduced by Beldiceanu ensures solutions are balanced. This is useful when, for example

  8. Export Growth and Credit Constraints Tibor Besedes

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    Das, Suman

    Export Growth and Credit Constraints Tibor Besedes Byung-Cheol Kim Volodymyr Lugovskyy§ May 14, 2014 Abstract We investigate the effect of credit constraints on the growth of exports at the micro of exporting, but not in later stages. Our empirical results using product level data on exports to twelve

  9. Solar System Constraints on Disformal Gravity Theories

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    Hiu Yan Ip; Jeremy Sakstein; Fabian Schmidt

    2015-10-15

    Disformal theories of gravity are scalar-tensor theories where the scalar couples derivatively to matter via the Jordan frame metric. These models have recently attracted interest in the cosmological context since they admit accelerating solutions. We derive the solution for a static isolated mass in generic disformal gravity theories and transform it into the parameterised post-Newtonian form. This allows us to investigate constraints placed on such theories by local tests of gravity. The tightest constraints come from preferred-frame effects due to the motion of the Solar System with respect to the evolving cosmological background field. The constraints we obtain improve upon the previous solar system constraints by two orders of magnitude, and constrain the scale of the disformal coupling for generic models to $\\mathcal{M} \\gtrsim 100$ eV. These constraints render all disformal effects irrelevant for cosmology.

  10. Solar System Constraints on Disformal Gravity Theories

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    Ip, Hiu Yan; Schmidt, Fabian

    2015-01-01

    Disformal theories of gravity are scalar-tensor theories where the scalar couples derivatively to matter via the Jordan frame metric. These models have recently attracted interest in the cosmological context since they admit accelerating solutions. We derive the solution for a static isolated mass in generic disformal gravity theories and transform it into the parameterised post-Newtonian form. This allows us to investigate constraints placed on such theories by local tests of gravity. The tightest constraints come from preferred-frame effects due to the motion of the Solar System with respect to the evolving cosmological background field. The constraints we obtain improve upon the previous solar system constraints by two orders of magnitude, and constrain the scale of the disformal coupling for generic models to $\\mathcal{M} \\gtrsim 100$ eV. These constraints render all disformal effects irrelevant for cosmology.

  11. Solar System Constraints on Disformal Gravity Theories

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    Hiu Yan Ip; Jeremy Sakstein; Fabian Schmidt

    2015-07-02

    Disformal theories of gravity are scalar-tensor theories where the scalar couples derivatively to matter via the Jordan frame metric. These models have recently attracted interest in the cosmological context since they admit accelerating solutions. We derive the solution for a static isolated mass in generic disformal gravity theories and transform it into the parameterised post-Newtonian form. This allows us to investigate constraints placed on such theories by local tests of gravity. The tightest constraints come from preferred-frame effects due to the motion of the Solar System with respect to the evolving cosmological background field. The constraints we obtain improve upon the previous solar system constraints by two orders of magnitude, and constrain the scale of the disformal coupling for generic models to $\\mathcal{M} \\gtrsim 100$ eV. These constraints render all disformal effects irrelevant for cosmology.

  12. Analyze Constraint Behavior to Discover Hidden Value in your Process 

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    Morrison, R.; Moore, D.

    2004-01-01

    of data to the database. Several EMS Reports are generated daily by the MSAccess application. These include: Power Boiler Control Constraints 4200 kPa Header Optimizer Constraints 1150 kPa Header Optimization Constraints 450 kPa Header...

  13. Video Distribution Under Multiple Constraints Boaz Patt-Shamir Dror Rawitz

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    Lynch, Nancy

    may have other limited resources: for example, a client typically has a maximal incoming bandwidth will provide, and out of this set, which streams each client will receive. The goal is to maximize the overall only a bound on their maximal utility. If, in addition, each client has at most mc capacity constraints

  14. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMPARATIVE NUTRITION SOCIETY Interacting Physiological Constraints to Foraging Behavior in Marine

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    but also a strategy for ensuring energy balance before digestive capacity is reached. 3. Foraging time of British Columbia, Canada; 2 University of St. Andrew's, UK, 3 Texas A&M University, Galveston, USA the physiological constraint of aerobic dive limits defines their strategies. However, there are other physiological

  15. A geometric approach for early power grid verification using current constraints

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    Najm, Farid N.

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

  16. The Speed Bounds on Event Reporting in Mobile Sensor Networks with Energy Constraints

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    Wang, Wenye

    The Speed Bounds on Event Reporting in Mobile Sensor Networks with Energy Constraints Yi Xu network response delay. However, due to the sensor mobility and the energy limitation, fast report and Wenye Wang Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC

  17. Cloud tomography: Role of constraints and a new algorithm Dong Huang,1

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    Cloud tomography: Role of constraints and a new algorithm Dong Huang,1 Yangang Liu,1 and Warren 2008. [1] Retrieving spatial distributions of cloud liquid water content from limited-angle emission data (passive microwave cloud tomography) is ill-posed, and a small inaccuracy in the data and

  18. Summary We investigated hydraulic constraints on water uptake by velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina Woot.) at a site

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    Pockman, William T.

    Summary We investigated hydraulic constraints on water uptake by velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina for transpiration. Regardless of rooting depth, hydraulic limitations to water uptake and transport play an important role in the regulation of transpiration. Limitations imposed by soil and plant hydraulic

  19. How paper folds: bending with local constraints

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    Jemal Guven; Martin Michael Mueller

    2007-12-06

    A variational framework is introduced to describe how a surface bends when it is subject to local constraints on its geometry. This framework is applied to describe the patterns of a folded sheet of paper. The unstretchability of paper implies a constraint on the surface metric; bending is penalized by an energy quadratic in mean curvature. The local Lagrange multipliers enforcing the constraint are identified with a conserved tangential stress that couples to the extrinsic curvature of the sheet. The framework is illustrated by examining the deformation of a flat sheet into a generalized cone.

  20. Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis...

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    Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis We study...

  1. Synthetic approaches to understanding biological constraints

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    Velenich, Andrea

    Microbes can be readily cultured and their genomes can be easily manipulated. For these reasons, laboratory systems of unicellular organisms are increasingly used to develop and test theories about biological constraints, ...

  2. CMB constraints on the fine structure constant

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    Kazuhide Ichikawa; Toru Kanzaki; Masahiro Kawasaki

    2006-05-25

    We study constraints on time variation of the fine structure constant alpha from cosmic microwave background (CMB) taking into account simultaneous change in alpha and the electron mass m_e which might be implied in unification theories. We obtain the constraints -0.097 < Delta alpha/alpha < 0.034 at 95% C.L. using WMAP data only, and -0.042 < Delta alpha/alpha < 0.026 combining with the constraint on the Hubble parameter by the HST Hubble Key Project. These are improved by 15% compared with constraints assuming only alpha varies. We discuss other relations between variations in alpha and m_e but we do not find evidence for varying alpha.

  3. Beta Reduction Constraints Manuel Bodirsky Katrin Erk

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Beta Reduction Constraints Manuel Bodirsky Katrin Erk Alexander Koller Joachim Niehren Programming Systems Lab Dept. of Computational Linguistics Universit¨at des Saarlandes, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany www.ps.uni-sb.de/~{bodirsky,erk

  4. Urban Parks: Constraints on Park Visitation 

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    Scott, David

    2006-12-19

    Research shows that women, older people, members of some ethnic groups, and people with low educational and income levels are less likely than others to participate in leisure activities or visit parks. This publication explores the constraints...

  5. An Algorithm for Evolving Protocol Constraints 

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    Collins, Mark

    We present an investigation into the design of an evolutionary mechanism for multiagent protocol constraint optimisation. Starting with a review of common population based mechanisms we discuss the properties of the ...

  6. Fourth generation quark mass limits in CKM-element space

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    Christian J. Flacco; Daniel Whiteson; Matthew Kelly

    2011-01-25

    We present a reanalysis of CDF data to extend limits on individual fourth-generation quark masses from particular flavor-mixing rates to the entire space of possible mixing values. Measurements from CDF have set individual limits on masses, $m_{b'}$ and $m_{t'}$, at the level of $335$--$385$ GeV assuming specific and favorable flavor-mixing rates. We consider the space of possible values for the mixing rates and find that the CDF data imply limits of $290$ GeV and greater over a wide range of mixing scenarios. We also analyze the limits from the perspective of a four-generation CKM matrix. We find that present experimental constraints on CKM elements do not suggest further constraints on fourth-generation quark masses.

  7. Geophysical constraint on a relic background of the dilatons

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    Sachie Shiomi

    2010-10-15

    According to a scenario in string cosmology, a relic background of light dilatons can be a significant component of the dark matter in the Universe. A new approach of searching for such a dilatonic background by observing Earth's surface gravity was proposed in my previous work. In this paper, the concept of the geophysical search is briefly reviewed, and the geophysical constraint on the dilaton background is presented as a function of the strength of the dilaton coupling, $q_b^2$. For simplicity, I focus on massless dilatons and assume a simple Earth model. With the current upper limit on $q_b^2$, we obtain the upper limit on the dimensionless energy density of the massless background, $\\Omega_{DW}h^2_{100} \\leq 6 \\times 10^{-7}$, which is about one-order of magnitude more stringent than the one from astrophysical observations, at the frequency of $\\sim$ 7 $\\times$ 10$^{-5}$ Hz. If the magnitude of $q_b^2$ is experimentally found to be smaller than the current upper limit by one order of magnitude, the geophysical upper limit on $\\Omega_{DW}h^2_{100}$ becomes less stringent and comparable to the one obtained from the astrophysical observations.

  8. Topological Constraints in Directed Polymer Melts

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    Serna, Pablo; Nahum, Adam

    2015-01-01

    Polymers in a melt may be subject to topological constraints, as in the example of unlinked polymer rings. How to do statistical mechanics in the presence of such constraints remains a fundamental open problem. We study the effect of topological constraints on a melt of directed polymers using simulations of a simple quasi-2D model. We find that fixing the global topology of the melt to be trivial changes the polymer conformations drastically. Polymers of length $L$ wander in the transverse direction only by a distance of order $(\\ln L)^\\zeta$ with $\\zeta \\simeq 1.5$. This is strongly suppressed in comparison with the Brownian scaling $L^{1/2}$ which holds in the absence of the topological constraint. It is also much less than the prediction $L^{1/4}$ of a mean-field-like `array of obstacles' model: thus we rule out such a model in the present setting. Dynamics are also strongly affected by the constraints, and a tagged monomer in an infinite system performs logarithmically slow subdiffusion. To cast light on...

  9. Diffusion Processes Satisfying a Conservation Law Constraint

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    Bakosi, J.; Ristorcelli, J. R.

    2014-03-04

    We investigate coupled stochastic differential equations governing N non-negative continuous random variables that satisfy a conservation principle. In various fields a conservation law requires that a set of fluctuating variables be non-negative and (if appropriately normalized) sum to one. As a result, any stochastic differential equation model to be realizable must not produce events outside of the allowed sample space. We develop a set of constraints on the drift and diffusion terms of such stochastic models to ensure that both the non-negativity and the unit-sum conservation law constraint are satisfied as the variables evolve in time. We investigate the consequencesmore »of the developed constraints on the Fokker-Planck equation, the associated system of stochastic differential equations, and the evolution equations of the first four moments of the probability density function. We show that random variables, satisfying a conservation law constraint, represented by stochastic diffusion processes, must have diffusion terms that are coupled and nonlinear. The set of constraints developed enables the development of statistical representations of fluctuating variables satisfying a conservation law. We exemplify the results with the bivariate beta process and the multivariate Wright-Fisher, Dirichlet, and Lochner’s generalized Dirichlet processes.« less

  10. Projected Constraints on Lorentz-Violating Gravity with Gravitational Waves

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    Devin Hansen; Nicolas Yunes; Kent Yagi

    2014-12-12

    Gravitational waves are excellent tools to probe the foundations of General Relativity in the strongly dynamical and non-linear regime. One such foundation is Lorentz symmetry, which can be broken in the gravitational sector by the existence of a preferred time direction, and thus, a preferred frame at each spacetime point. This leads to a modification in the orbital decay rate of binary systems, and also in the generation and chirping of their associated gravitational waves. We here study whether waves emitted in the late, quasi-circular inspiral of non-spinning, neutron star binaries can place competitive constraints on two proxies of gravitational Lorentz-violation: Einstein-\\AE{}ther theory and khronometric gravity. We model the waves in the small-coupling (or decoupling) limit and in the post-Newtonian approximation, by perturbatively solving the field equations in small deformations from General Relativity and in the small-velocity/weak-gravity approximation. We assume a gravitational wave consistent with General Relativity has been detected with second- and third-generation, ground-based detectors, and with the proposed space-based mission, DECIGO, with and without coincident electromagnetic counterparts. Without a counterpart, a detection consistent with General Relativity of neutron star binaries can only place competitive constraints on gravitational Lorentz violation when using future, third-generation or space-based instruments. On the other hand, a single counterpart is enough to place constraints that are 10 orders of magnitude more stringent than current binary pulsar bounds, even when using second-generation detectors. This is because Lorentz violation forces the group velocity of gravitational waves to be different from that of light, and this difference can be very accurately constrained with coincident observations.

  11. Electromagnetic field with constraints and Papapetrou equation

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    Z. Ya. Turakulov; A. T. Muminov

    2006-01-12

    It is shown that geometric optical description of electromagnetic wave with account of its polarization in curved space-time can be obtained straightforwardly from the classical variational principle for electromagnetic field. For this end the entire functional space of electromagnetic fields must be reduced to its subspace of locally plane monochromatic waves. We have formulated the constraints under which the entire functional space of electromagnetic fields reduces to its subspace of locally plane monochromatic waves. These constraints introduce variables of another kind which specify a field of local frames associated to the wave and contain some congruence of null-curves. The Lagrangian for constrained electromagnetic field contains variables of two kinds, namely, a congruence of null-curves and the field itself. This yields two kinds of Euler-Lagrange equations. Equations of first kind are trivial due to the constraints imposed. Variation of the curves yields the Papapetrou equations for a classical massless particle with helicity 1.

  12. Constraints on Supersymmetric Models from Catalytic Primordial Nucleosynthesis of Beryllium

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    Maxim Pospelov; Josef Pradler; Frank Daniel Steffen

    2008-10-27

    The catalysis of nuclear reactions by negatively charged relics leads to increased outputs of primordial ^6Li and ^9Be. In combination with observational constraints on the primordial fractions of ^6Li and ^9Be, this imposes strong restrictions on the primordial abundance and the lifetime of charged relics. We analyze the constraints from the catalysis of ^9Be on supersymmetric models in which the gravitino is the lightest supersymmetric particle and a charged slepton--such as the lighter stau--the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle (NLSP). Barring the special cases in which the primordial fraction of the slepton NLSP is significantly depleted, we find that the ^9Be data require a slepton NLSP lifetime of less than 6x10^3 seconds. We also address the issue of the catalytic destruction of ^6Li and ^9Be by late forming bound states of protons with negatively charged relics finding that it does not lead to any significant modification of the limit on the slepton lifetime.

  13. Constraints on extra dimensions from atomic spectroscopy

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    Dahia, F

    2015-01-01

    We consider a hydrogen atom confined in a thick brane embedded in a higher-dimensional space. Due to effects of the extra dimensions, the gravitational potential is amplified in distances smaller than the size of the supplementary space, in comparison with the Newtonian potential. Studying the influence of the gravitational interaction modified by the extra dimensions on the energy levels of the hydrogen atom, we find independent constraints for the higher-dimensional Planck mass in terms of the thickness of the brane by using accurate measurements of atomic transition frequencies. The constraints are very stringent for narrow branes.

  14. Constraints on extra dimensions from atomic spectroscopy

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    F. Dahia; A. S. Lemos

    2015-09-23

    We consider a hydrogen atom confined in a thick brane embedded in a higher-dimensional space. Due to effects of the extra dimensions, the gravitational potential is amplified in distances smaller than the size of the supplementary space, in comparison with the Newtonian potential. Studying the influence of the gravitational interaction modified by the extra dimensions on the energy levels of the hydrogen atom, we find independent constraints for the higher-dimensional Planck mass in terms of the thickness of the brane by using accurate measurements of atomic transition frequencies. The constraints are very stringent for narrow branes.

  15. Constraint satisfaction and global optimization in robotics

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    Constraint satisfaction and global optimization in robotics Arnold Neumaier Universit¨at Wien and Jean-Pierre Merlet INRIA Sophia Antipolis 1 #12;The design, validation, and use of robots poses a num they are going to do. Soon they will be able to do anything they want!" Genesis 11:6. 3 #12;A robot is a machine

  16. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Hexahedral mesh generation constraints

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    Utah, University of

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Hexahedral mesh generation constraints Jason F. Shepherd Æ Chris R. Johnson element counts, and improved reliability. However, hexahedral finite element mesh generation continues to be difficult to perform and automate, with hexahedral mesh generation taking several orders of magnitude longer

  17. NUMERICAL CONSTRAINTS FOR EMBEDDED PROJECTIVE MANIFOLDS

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    Besana, Gian Mario

    an n- fold X in P2n is related to the number of double points of a generic projection of X from P2n+1. Double point formulas, expressing these constraints in terms of Chern classes of the manifolds and its case of the Laksov-Todd double point formula, [37]. An excellent general reference is due to Kleiman

  18. CONSTRAINTS ON SUBDUCTION GEODYNAMICS FROM SEISMIC ANISOTROPY

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    on the characterization and interpretation of seismic anisotropy can lead to progress, particularly in frontier areasCONSTRAINTS ON SUBDUCTION GEODYNAMICS FROM SEISMIC ANISOTROPY Maureen D. Long1 Received 4 October, and the interactions between slabs and deep discontinuities such as the core-mantle boundary. Observations of seismic

  19. Constraint Logic Programming Marco Gavanelli1

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    Rossi, Francesca

    Constraint Logic Programming Marco Gavanelli1 and Francesca Rossi2 1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Logic Programming (CLP) is one of the most successful branches of Logic Programming; it attracts either as open source programs or as commercial systems. Also, CLP has been one of the technologies able

  20. Constraint analysis for variational discrete systems

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    Dittrich, Bianca; Höhn, Philipp A.; Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universiteit Utrecht, Leuvenlaan 4, NL-3584 CE Utrecht

    2013-09-15

    A canonical formalism and constraint analysis for discrete systems subject to a variational action principle are devised. The formalism is equivalent to the covariant formulation, encompasses global and local discrete time evolution moves and naturally incorporates both constant and evolving phase spaces, the latter of which is necessary for a time varying discretization. The different roles of constraints in the discrete and the conditions under which they are first or second class and/or symmetry generators are clarified. The (non-) preservation of constraints and the symplectic structure is discussed; on evolving phase spaces the number of constraints at a fixed time step depends on the initial and final time step of evolution. Moreover, the definition of observables and a reduced phase space is provided; again, on evolving phase spaces the notion of an observable as a propagating degree of freedom requires specification of an initial and final step and crucially depends on this choice, in contrast to the continuum. However, upon restriction to translation invariant systems, one regains the usual time step independence of canonical concepts. This analysis applies, e.g., to discrete mechanics, lattice field theory, quantum gravity models, and numerical analysis.

  1. Constraint-Based Planning and Scheduling Models

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    and Logistics Laboratory ­ Adaptive traffic signal control [Traffic21, Heinz] The Robotics Institute, CarnegieConstraint-Based Planning and Scheduling Models Stephen F. Smith The Robotics Institute Carnegie ­ Multi-Robot Coordination for Aircraft Assembly [Boeing] - Distributed management of joint plans

  2. Constraint-based Computing ENABLES BETTER DECISIONS

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    Foley, Simon

    retail industry. Whether an ERI company is involved in manufacturing, workforce management, product. For example, with additional funding from Enterprise Ireland and Bausch & Lomb, we worked with eye health product provider Bausch & Lomb utilizing constraint-based technology to analyze design and manufacturing

  3. Constraint Satisfaction Problems Chapter 5 1

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    with more power than standard search algorithms Chapter 5 3 #12;Example: Map-Coloring Western Australia , SA, T Domains Di = {red, green, blue} Constraints: adjacent regions must have different colors e.g., WA = NT (if the language allows this), or (WA, NT) {(red, green), (red, blue), (green, red), (green

  4. Environmental Constraints Management in Digital Right Licences

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    solutions. Keywords: Environmental Constraints, Certifications, Digital Right Management, Licences on licences, which define who is able to do what on what under which circumstances. Among them, MPEG-REL [ISO: the environment. Many organizations tend to pass certifications with respect to governmental laws such as Sarbanes

  5. Book Reviews Local Constraints vs. Economy

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    Book Reviews Local Constraints vs. Economy David E. Johnson and Shalom Lappin (IBM Thomas J. Watson, the authors summarize the Chomsky 1995 version of global economy in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3, they discuss two versions of local economy, that proposed by Collins (1997) and the one developed by Yang (1997

  6. Dynamic Mirrlees Taxation under Political Economy Constraints

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    Dynamic Mirrlees Taxation under Political Economy Constraints Daron Acemoglu MIT Michael Golosov incentive-compatible taxes, in a dynamic economy subject to political economy and commitment problems economy taxes are set by a self- interested politician, without any commitment power. This politician

  7. Infrastructure Constraints in New England Background Memo

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    On Monday, April 21, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), acting in its capacity as the Secretariat for the QER Task Force, will convene a two-part public meeting to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them.

  8. Timed Automata with Observers under Energy Constraints

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    Doyen, Laurent

    of schedules given an initial energy level of one. For one-clock priced timed automata both the lowerTimed Automata with Observers under Energy Constraints Patricia Bouyer Lab. Spécification et@lsv.ens-cachan.fr ABSTRACT In this paper we study one-clock priced timed automata in which prices can grow linearly ( p = k

  9. Protein flexibility and dynamics using constraint theory

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    Jacobs, Donald J.

    place, consistent with these distance constraints. We also define a flexibility index that quantifies the local density of flexible or floppy modes, in terms of the dihedral angles that remain free to rotate of the flexible regions by introducing Monte Carlo changes in the free dihedral angles, subject to the distance

  10. Transforming and Refining Abstract Constraint Specifications

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    Walsh, Toby

    Transforming and Refining Abstract Constraint Specifications Alan M. Frisch1 , Brahim Hnich2 , Ian choose model transformations to reduce greatly the amount of effort that is required to solve a problem by systematic search. It is a consid- erable challenge to automate such transformations. A problem may be viewed

  11. Negative Boolean Constraints \\Lambda Kim Marriott

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    Odersky, Martin

    with a single inequation to be lifted to systems with many inequations. 1 Introduction Since Boole [2], systems (or conjunctions) of positive constraints f ` g over a Boolean algebra have been extensively studied been widely studied in their own right. This may be because in the case of two­valued Boolean algebras

  12. Research Paper Geomorphic and cosmogenic nuclide constraints

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    Sandiford, Mike

    Research Paper Geomorphic and cosmogenic nuclide constraints on escarpment evolution of the cosmic-ray produced nuclide beryllium-10 (10 Be) from outcropping bedrock surfaces along the scarp summit: cosmogenic nuclide; erosion rates; Australia; scarp Introduction Landscape evolution reflects the complex

  13. The SLIDE Meta-Constraint Christian Bessiere

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    Walsh, Toby

    to propagate SLIDE. Our experiments demonstrate that using SLIDE to encode constraints can be just as efficient.g. only 1 out of 3 cars can have the sun-roof option). As a second example, in a nurse rostering problems, propagating our encoding is as efficient and as effective as a specialized propagator. 2 Background

  14. Modular Lazy Search for Constraint Satisfaction Problems

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    Tolmach, Andrew

    graph coloring #12;3 CSP Algorithm Zoo · No agreedupon common framework. · Many problems benefit from on this function is a constraint check · Problem: type CSP = CSP{vars::Int,vals::Int,rel::Rel} #12;7 States is complete. complete :: CSP -> State -> Bool complete CSP{vars} as = (length as == vars) · A state

  15. CP'96 Page 1 Constraint Databases

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    Goldin, Dina Q.

    CP'96 Page 1 Constraint Databases: a lecture in honor of Paris C. Kanellakis Dina Q. Goldin Brown University CP'96 Page 2 Here went the group photo from CP'95 taken from Paris' memorial page http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/pck #12;CP'96 Page 3 Paris C. Kanellakis: professor, Brown University, 1981-1995 here went the Paris

  16. Precision Constraints on Extra Fermion Generations

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    Jens Erler; Paul Langacker

    2010-07-27

    There has been renewed interest in the possibility of additional fermion generations. At the same time there have been significant changes in the relevant electroweak precision constraints, in particular, in the interpretation of several of the low energy experiments. We summarize the various motivations for extra families and analyze them in view of the latest electroweak precision data.

  17. Scheduling with Advanced Process Control Constraints

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    Hasenbein, John

    companies have to pay great attention to lower their produc- tion costs and guarantee high quality scheduling and APC. A single-machine multiple- job-types makespan problem with APC constraints is proved, 78712, jhas@mail.utexas.edu § The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

  18. Design Constraints for Liquid-Protected Divertors

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    limits for Plasma impurities and Power Cycle efficiency requirements · This work is aimed at establishing

  19. Constraints on muon-specific dark forces

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    Savely G. Karshenboim; David McKeen; Maxim Pospelov

    2014-01-23

    The recent measurement of the Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen allows for the most precise extraction of the charge radius of the proton which is currently in conflict with other determinations based on $e-p$ scattering and hydrogen spectroscopy. This discrepancy could be the result of some new muon-specific force with O(1-100) MeV force carrier---in this paper we concentrate on vector mediators. Such an explanation faces challenges from the constraints imposed by the $g-2$ of the muon and electron as well as precision spectroscopy of muonic atoms. In this work we complement the family of constraints by calculating the contribution of hypothetical forces to the muonium hyperfine structure. We also compute the two-loop contribution to the electron parity violating amplitude due to a muon loop, which is sensitive to the muon axial-vector coupling. Overall, we find that the combination of low-energy constraints favors the mass of the mediator to be below 10 MeV, and that a certain degree of tuning is required between vector and axial-vector couplings of new vector particles to muons in order to satisfy constraints from muon $g-2$. However, we also observe that in the absence of a consistent standard model embedding, high energy weak-charged processes accompanied by the emission of new vector particles are strongly enhanced by $(E/m_V)^2$, with $E$ a characteristic energy scale and $m_V$ the mass of the mediator. In particular, leptonic $W$ decays impose the strongest constraints on such models completely disfavoring the remainder of the parameter space.

  20. Constraints on decaying dark matter from Fermi observations of nearby galaxies and clusters

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    Dugger, Leanna; Profumo, Stefano [Department of Astronomy and Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA (United States); Jeltema, Tesla E., E-mail: greentee01@gmail.com, E-mail: tesla@ucolick.org, E-mail: profumo@scipp.ucsc.edu [UCO/Lick Observatories, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

    2010-12-01

    We analyze the impact of Fermi gamma-ray observations (primarily non-detections) of selected nearby galaxies, including dwarf spheroidals, and of clusters of galaxies on decaying dark matter models. We show that the fact that galaxy clusters do not shine in gamma rays puts the most stringent limits available to-date on the lifetime of dark matter particles for a wide range of particle masses and decay final states. In particular, our results put strong constraints on the possibility of ascribing to decaying dark matter both the increasing positron fraction reported by PAMELA and the high-energy feature in the electron-positron spectrum measured by Fermi. Observations of nearby dwarf galaxies and of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) do not provide as strong limits as those from galaxy clusters, while still improving on previous constraints in some cases.

  1. Constraints on Covariant Horava-Lifshitz Gravity from frame-dragging experiment

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    Radicella, Ninfa; Lambiase, Gaetano; Parisi, Luca; Vilasi, Gaetano E-mail: lambiase@sa.infn.it E-mail: vilasi@sa.infn.it

    2014-12-01

    The effects of Horava-Lifshitz corrections to the gravito-magnetic field are analyzed. Solutions in the weak field, slow motion limit, referring to the motion of a satellite around the Earth are considered. The post-newtonian paradigm is used to evaluate constraints on the Horava-Lifshitz parameter space from current satellite and terrestrial experiments data. In particular, we focus on GRAVITY PROBE B, LAGEOS and the more recent LARES mission, as well as a forthcoming terrestrial project, GINGER.

  2. Magnetic and Electric Dipole Constraints on Extra Dimensions and Magnetic Fluxes

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    Aaron J. Roy; Myron Bander

    2008-05-10

    The propagation of charged particles and gauge fields in a compact extra dimension contributes to $g-2$ of the charged particles. In addition, a magnetic flux threading this extra dimension generates an electric dipole moment for these particles. We present constraints on the compactification size and on the possible magnetic flux imposed by the comparison of data and theory of the magnetic moment of the muon and from limits on the electric dipole moments of the muon, neutron and electron.

  3. A Novel Method for Learning Policies from Variable Constraint Data 

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    Howard, Matthew; Klanke, Stefan; Gienger, Michael; Goerick, Christian; Vijayakumar, Sethu

    2009-01-01

    Many everyday human skills can be framed in terms of performing some task subject to constraints imposed by the environment. Constraints are usually unobservable and frequently change between contexts. In this paper, we ...

  4. Title 10 USC 2684a Agreements to Limit Encroachments and Other Constraints

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEt Al., 2013)Open EnergyTinox Jump to: navigation,TirSection7Defense

  5. Preliminary constraint and forecasted future limits on duration of reionization from EDGES

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    Rhoads, James

    -to-digital conversion and storage unit. The design of the system features several novel elements. The antenna is a "fat glitches and spurious instrumental signals in the measured sky spectrum. Analog-to-digital conversion

  6. Independent Sets in Regular Hypergraphs and Multi-Dimensional Runlength-Limited Constraints

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    Roth, Ronny

    in VG let NG(v) denote the set of vertices that are adjacent to v in G, namely, NG(v) = n v0 2 VG nfvg

  7. Higgs Mass Constraints on a Fourth Family: Upper and Lower Limits on CKM Mixing

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    Chanowitz, Michael S.

    2010-01-01

    the e?ect of adding low energy data to the EWWG data set.in table 3. The low energy data has little e?ect except forcontours include the low energy data. The vertical dotted

  8. Performance Analysis of Nonlinear Systems Combining Integral Quadratic Constraints and Sum-of-Squares Techniques

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    Summers, Melissa Erin

    2012-01-01

    3 Integral Quadratic Constraints 3.1Independent Verification of Integral Quadratic Constraints3.6 Invariants of Integral Quadratic Constraints . . 4

  9. Polymer constraint effect for electrothermal bimorph microactuators T. Chu Duca

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    Polymer constraint effect for electrothermal bimorph microactuators T. Chu Duca Laboratory report on the analysis of the polymer constraint effect and its use for a micromachined electrothermal bimorph actuator. The actuated displacement is enhanced due to the polymer constraint effect. Both

  10. Implementing Temporal Integrity Constraints Using an Active DBMS

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    Toman, David

    Implementing Temporal Integrity Constraints Using an Active DBMS David Toman Jan Chomicki constraints formu­ lated in past temporal logic into rules of the Starburst DBMS. During the compilation Logic; the constraint checking can then be done with­ out referring to the whole past history

  11. A Method for Comparing Soft Constraint CWI ? & ILLC

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    Rossi, Francesca

    , fuzzy, partial and c-semiring-based frameworks. Example 1. Consider the universal algebra Bool which Algebraic Structures for Soft Constraint Frameworks 2.1 Constraint universal algebras. If we abstract constraints is: a #12;nite set of variables; a #12;nite variable domain; an algebraic structure, brie y a set

  12. vol. 155, no. 2 the american naturalist february 2000 Energy, Density, and Constraints to Species Richness: Ant

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    vol. 155, no. 2 the american naturalist february 2000 Energy, Density, and Constraints to Species. This supports the energy limitation hypothesis' assumption that average population densities are higher in the density and diversity explained by NAP decreases with scale, suggesting that energy lim- itation

  13. Stellar properties and nuclear matter constraints

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    Dutra, Mariana; Menezes, Débora P

    2015-01-01

    We have analyzed stellar properties of the relativistic mean-field (RMF) parametrizations shown to be consistent with the recently studied constraints related to nuclear matter, pure neutron matter, symmetry energy and its derivatives [Dutra et al., Phys. Rev. C 90, 055203 (2014)]. Our results show that only two RMF parametrizations do not allow the emergence of the direct Urca process, important aspect regarding the evolution of a neutron star. Moreover, among all approved RMF models, fourteen of them produce neutron stars with maximum masses inside the range $1.93\\leqslant M/M_\\odot\\leqslant 2.05$, with $M_\\odot$ being the solar mass. Only three models yield maximum masses above this range and a discussion on the inclusion of hyperons is presented. Finally, we have verified that the models satisfying the neutron star maximum mass constraint do not observe the squared sound velocity bound, namely, $v_s^2 < 1/3$, corroborating recent findings.

  14. Solar System constraints to nonminimally coupled gravity

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    Orfeu Bertolami; Riccardo March; Jorge Páramos

    2013-06-05

    We extend the analysis of Chiba, Smith and Erickcek \\cite{CSE} of Solar System constraints on $f(R)$ gravity to a class of nonminimally coupled (NMC) theories of gravity. These generalize $f(R)$ theories by replacing the action functional of General Relativity (GR) with a more general form involving two functions $f^1(R)$ and $f^2(R)$ of the Ricci scalar curvature $R$. While the function $f^1(R)$ is a nonlinear term in the action, analogous to $f(R)$ gravity, the function $f^2(R)$ yields a NMC between the matter Lagrangian density $\\LL_m$ and the scalar curvature. The developed method allows for obtaining constraints on the admissible classes of functions $f^1(R)$ and $f^2(R)$, by requiring that predictions of NMC gravity are compatible with Solar System tests of gravity. We apply this method to a NMC model which accounts for the observed accelerated expansion of the Universe.

  15. Solar system constraints on Rindler acceleration

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    Sante Carloni; Daniel Grumiller; Florian Preis

    2011-05-09

    We discuss the classical tests of general relativity in the presence of Rindler acceleration. Among these tests the perihelion shifts give the tightest constraints and indicate that the Pioneer anomaly cannot be caused by a universal solar system Rindler acceleration. We address potential caveats for massive test-objects. Our tightest bound on Rindler acceleration that comes with no caveats is derived from radar echo delay and yields |a|<3nm/s^2.

  16. Constraints to cosmological parameters through clusters evolution

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    A. Del Popolo; N. Ercan

    2004-04-20

    In this paper, I revisit the constraints obtained by several authors (Reichart et al. 1999; Eke et al. 1998; Henry 2000) on the estimated values of Omegam, n and sigma_8 in the light of recent theoretical developments: 1) new theoretical mass functions (Sheth & Tormen 1999, Sheth, Mo & Tormen 2001, Del Popolo 2002b); 2) a more accurate mass-temperature relation, also determined for arbitrary Omega_m and Omega_Lambda (Del Popolo 2002a).

  17. Simulating airline operational responses to environmental constraints

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    Evans, Antony

    2010-10-12

    Simulating Airline Operational Responses to Environmental Constraints Antony D. Evans Clare College, University of Cambridge 29 March, 2010 This dissertation is submitted for the degree of Doctor... . Antony David Evans 29 March 2010 vi vii Acknowledgements Many people have been a great support and encouragement to me through the course of this PhD. By necessity, I can acknowledge only some of them here. This work was funded...

  18. Constraints on New Gravitylike Forces in the Nanometer Range

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    Kamiya, Y; Tani, M; Kim, G N; Komamiya, S

    2015-01-01

    We report on a new constraint on gravitylike short-range forces, in which the interaction charge is mass, obtained by measuring the angular distribution of 5 A neutrons scattering off atomic xenon gas. Around 10^7 scattering events were collected at the 40 m small angle neutron scattering beam line located at the HANARO research reactor of the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute. The extracted coupling strengths of new forces in the Yukawa-type parametrization are g^2 = (0.2 \\pm 6.8 \\pm 2.0) \\times 10^-15 GeV^2 and g^2 = (-5.3 \\pm 9.0 + 2.7 -2.8) \\times 10^-17 GeV^2 for interaction ranges of 0.1 and 1.0 nm, respectively. These strengths correspond to 95% confidence level limits of g^2 < (1.4 \\pm 0.2) \\times 10^-14 GeV^-2 and g^2 < (1.3 \\pm 0.2) \\times 10^-16 GeV^-2, improving the current limits for interaction ranges between 4 and 0.04 nm by a factor of up to 10.

  19. Constraints on New Gravitylike Forces in the Nanometer Range

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    Y. Kamiya; K. Itagami; M. Tani; G. N. Kim; S. Komamiya

    2015-04-09

    We report on a new constraint on gravitylike short-range forces, in which the interaction charge is mass, obtained by measuring the angular distribution of 5 A neutrons scattering off atomic xenon gas. Around 10^7 scattering events were collected at the 40 m small angle neutron scattering beam line located at the HANARO research reactor of the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute. The extracted coupling strengths of new forces in the Yukawa-type parametrization are g^2 = (0.2 \\pm 6.8 \\pm 2.0) \\times 10^-15 GeV^2 and g^2 = (-5.3 \\pm 9.0 + 2.7 -2.8) \\times 10^-17 GeV^2 for interaction ranges of 0.1 and 1.0 nm, respectively. These strengths correspond to 95% confidence level limits of g^2 < (1.4 \\pm 0.2) \\times 10^-14 GeV^-2 and g^2 < (1.3 \\pm 0.2) \\times 10^-16 GeV^-2, improving the current limits for interaction ranges between 4 and 0.04 nm by a factor of up to 10.

  20. Towards a formalization of teamwork with resource constraints Praveen Paruchuri, Milind Tambe, Fernando Ordonez

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    Kraus, Sarit

    - der resource constraints. Recently there has been a signifi- cant interest in formalizations constraints. Incorporating resource constraints into distributed MDP frameworks is difficult, sinceTowards a formalization of teamwork with resource constraints Praveen Paruchuri, Milind Tambe

  1. Investigating dark matter substructure with pulsar timing: II. Improved limits on small-scale cosmology

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    Hamish A. Clark; Geraint F. Lewis; Pat Scott

    2015-11-19

    Ultracompact Minihalos (UCMHs) have been proposed as a type of dark matter sub-structure seeded by large-amplitude primordial perturbations and topological defects. UCMHs are expected to survive to the present era, allowing constraints to be placed on their cosmic abundance using observations within our own Galaxy. Constraints on their number density can be linked to conditions in the early universe that impact structure formation, such as increased primordial power on small scales, generic weak non-Gaussianity, and the presence of cosmic strings. We use new constraints on the abundance of UCMHs from pulsar timing to place generalised limits on the parameters of each of these cosmological scenarios. At some scales, the limits are the strongest to date, exceeding those from dark matter annihilation. Our new limits have the added advantage of being independent of the particle nature of dark matter, as they are based only on gravitational effects.

  2. Quantum Limits of Thermometry

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    Thomas M. Stace

    2010-06-08

    The precision of typical thermometers consisting of $N$ particles is shot noise limited, improving as $\\sim1/\\sqrt{N}$. For high precision thermometry and thermometric standards this presents an important theoretical noise floor. Here it is demonstrated that thermometry may be mapped onto the problem of phase estimation, and using techniques from optimal phase estimation, it follows that the scaling of the precision of a thermometer may in principle be improved to $\\sim1/N$, representing a Heisenberg limit to thermometry.

  3. Inflation models, spectral index and observational constraints

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    Laura Covi

    2000-03-30

    We have evaluated the observational constraints on the spectral index $n$, in the context of a $\\Lambda$CDM model. For $n$ scale-independent, as predicted by most models of inflation, present data require $n\\simeq 1.0 \\pm 0.1$ at the 2-$\\sigma$ level. We have also studied the two-parameter scale-dependent spectral index, predicted by running-mass inflation models. Present data allow significant variation of $n$ in this case, within the theoretically preferred region of parameter space.

  4. A Generalization of Generalized Arc Consistency: From Constraint Satisfaction to Constraint-Based Inference

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    Mackworth, Alan K.

    -binary classic con- straint satisfaction problems (CSPs). Based on the Semiring CSP and Valued CSP frameworks CSP, probabilistic CSP, max CSP, and weighted CSP. This extension is based on an idempotent satisfaction problem (CSP), local consistency can be characterized as deriving new constraints based on local

  5. New constraints on cosmic polarization rotation from B-mode polarization in the cosmic microwave background

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    Alighieri, Sperello di Serego; Ni, Wei-Tou; Pan, Wei-Ping E-mail: weitou@gmail.com

    2014-09-01

    SPTpol, POLARBEAR, and BICEP2 have recently measured the cosmic microwave background (CMB) B-mode polarization in various sky regions of several tens of square degrees and obtained BB power spectra in the multipole range 20-3000, detecting the components due to gravitational lensing and to inflationary gravitational waves. We analyze jointly the results of these three experiments and propose modifications to their analyses of the spectra to include in the model, in addition to the gravitational lensing and the inflationary gravitational wave components, and also the effects induced by the cosmic polarization rotation (CPR), if it exists within current upper limits. Although in principle our analysis would also lead to new constraints on CPR, in practice these can only be given on its fluctuations (??{sup 2}), since constraints on its mean angle are inhibited by the derotation which is applied by current CMB polarization experiments, in order to cope with the insufficient calibration of the polarization angle. The combined data fits from all three experiments (with 29% CPR-SPTpol correlation, depending on the theoretical model) gives the constraint (??{sup 2}){sup 1/2} < 27.3 mrad (1.°56), with r = 0.194 ± 0.033. These results show that the present data are consistent with no CPR detection and the constraint on CPR fluctuation is about 1.°5. This method of constraining the CPR is new, is complementary to previous tests, which use the radio and optical/UV polarization of radio galaxies and the CMB E-mode polarization, and adds a new constraint for the sky areas observed by SPTpol, POLARBEAR, and BICEP2.

  6. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Constraints on Hadronically and Electromagnetically Decaying Relic Neutral Particles

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    Karsten Jedamzik

    2006-11-10

    Big Bang nucleosynthesis in the presence of decaying relic neutral particles is examined in detail. All non-thermal processes important for the determination of light-element abundance yields of 2H, 3H, 3He, 4He, 6Li, and 7Li are coupled to the thermonuclear fusion reactions to obtain comparatively accurate results. Predicted light-element yields are compared to observationally inferred limits on primordial light-element abundances to infer constraints on the abundances and properties of relic decaying particles with decay times in the interval 0.01 sec < tau < 10^(12) sec. Decaying particles are typically constrained at early times by 4He or 2H, at intermediate times by 6Li, and at large times by the 3He/2H ratio. Constraints are shown for a large number of hadronic branching ratios and decaying particle masses and may be applied to constrain the evolution of the early Universe.

  7. Direct and indirect constraints on CP-violating Higgs-quark and Higgs-gluon interactions

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    Y. -T. Chien; V. Cirigliano; W. Dekens; J. de Vries; E. Mereghetti

    2015-10-02

    We investigate direct and indirect constraints on the complete set of anomalous CP-violating Higgs couplings to quarks and gluons originating from dimension-6 operators, by studying their signatures at the LHC and in electric dipole moments (EDMs). We show that existing uncertainties in hadronic and nuclear matrix elements have a significant impact on the interpretation of EDM experiments, and we quantify the improvements needed to fully exploit the power of EDM searches. Currently, the best bounds on the anomalous CP-violating Higgs interactions come from a combination of EDM measurements and the data from LHC Run 1. We argue that Higgs production cross section measurements at the LHC Run 2 will not improve the constraints significantly. On the other hand, the bounds on the couplings scale roughly linearly with EDM limits, so that future theoretical and experimental EDM developments can have a major impact in pinning down interactions of the Higgs.

  8. Quantum reading under a local energy constraint

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    Gaetana Spedalieri; Cosmo Lupo; Stefano Mancini; Samuel L. Braunstein; Stefano Pirandola

    2015-09-03

    Nonclassical states of light play a central role in many quantum information protocols. Their quantum features have been exploited to improve the readout of information from digital memories, modelled as arrays of microscopic beam splitters [S. Pirandola, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 090504 (2011)]. In this model of quantum reading, a nonclassical source of light with Einstein-Podolski-Rosen correlations has been proven to retrieve more information than any classical source. In particular, the quantum-classical comparison has been performed under a global energy constraint, i.e., by fixing the mean total number of photons irradiated over each memory cell. In this paper we provide an alternative analysis which is based on a local energy constraint, meaning that we fix the mean number of photons per signal mode irradiated over the memory cell. Under this assumption, we investigate the critical number of signal modes after which a nonclassical source of light is able to beat any classical source irradiating the same number of signals.

  9. Planck constraints on holographic dark energy

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    Li, Miao; Zhang, Zhenhui [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Li, Xiao-Dong [Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Hoegiro 87, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of); Ma, Yin-Zhe [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z1, BC Canada (Canada); Zhang, Xin, E-mail: mli@itp.ac.cn, E-mail: xiaodongli@kias.re.kr, E-mail: mayinzhe@phas.ubc.ca, E-mail: zhangxin@mail.neu.edu.cn, E-mail: zhangzhh@itp.ac.cn [College of Sciences, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China)

    2013-09-01

    We perform a detailed investigation on the cosmological constraints on the holographic dark energy (HDE) model by using the Plank data. We find that HDE can provide a good fit to the Plank high-l (l ?> 40) temperature power spectrum, while the discrepancy at l ? 20-40 found in the ?CDM model remains unsolved in the HDE model. The Plank data alone can lead to strong and reliable constraint on the HDE parameter c. At the 68% confidence level (CL), we obtain c = 0.508 ± 0.207 with Plank+WP+lensing, favoring the present phantom behavior of HDE at the more than 2? CL. By combining Plank+WP with the external astrophysical data sets, i.e. the BAO measurements from 6dFGS+SDSS DR7(R)+BOSS DR9, the direct Hubble constant measurement result (H{sub 0} = 73.8 ± 2.4 kms{sup ?1}Mpc{sup ?1}) from the HST, the SNLS3 supernovae data set, and Union2.1 supernovae data set, we get the 68% CL constraint results c = 0.484 ± 0.070, 0.474 ± 0.049, 0.594 ± 0.051, and 0.642 ± 0.066, respectively. The constraints can be improved by 2%-15% if we further add the Plank lensing data into the analysis. Compared with the WMAP-9 results, the Plank results reduce the error by 30%-60%, and prefer a phantom-like HDE at higher significant level. We also investigate the tension between different data sets. We find no evident tension when we combine Plank data with BAO and HST. Especially, we find that the strong correlation between ?{sub m}h{sup 3} and dark energy parameters is helpful in relieving the tension between the Plank and HST measurements. The residual value of ?{sup 2}{sub Plank+WP+HST}??{sup 2}{sub Plank+WP} is 7.8 in the ?CDM model, and is reduced to 1.0 or 0.3 if we switch the dark energy to w model or the holographic model. When we introduce supernovae data sets into the analysis, some tension appears. We find that the SNLS3 data set is in tension with all other data sets; for example, for the Plank+WP, WMAP-9 and BAO+HST, the corresponding ??{sup 2} is equal to 6.4, 3.5 and 4.1, respectively. As a comparison, the Union2.1 data set is consistent with these three data sets, but the combination Union2.1+BAO+HST is in tension with Plank+WP+lensing, corresponding to a large ??{sup 2} that is equal to 8.6 (1.4% probability). Thus, combining internal inconsistent data sets (SNIa+BAO+HST with Plank+WP+lensing) can lead to ambiguous results, and it is necessary to perform the HDE data analysis for each independent data sets. Our tightest self-consistent constraint is c = 0.495 ± 0.039 obtained from Plank+WP+BAO+HST+lensing.

  10. Optical limiting materials

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    McBranch, D.W.; Mattes, B.R.; Koskelo, A.C.; Heeger, A.J.; Robinson, J.M.; Smilowitz, L.B.; Klimov, V.I.; Cha, M.; Sariciftci, N.S.; Hummelen, J.C.

    1998-04-21

    Methanofullerenes, fulleroids and/or other fullerenes chemically altered for enhanced solubility, in liquid solution, and in solid blends with transparent glass (SiO{sub 2}) gels or polymers, or semiconducting (conjugated) polymers, are shown to be useful as optical limiters (optical surge protectors). The nonlinear absorption is tunable such that the energy transmitted through such blends saturates at high input energy per pulse over a wide range of wavelengths from 400--1,100 nm by selecting the host material for its absorption wavelength and ability to transfer the absorbed energy into the optical limiting composition dissolved therein. This phenomenon should be generalizable to other compositions than substituted fullerenes. 5 figs.

  11. Glass Composition Constraint Recommendations for Use in Life-Cycle Mission Modeling

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    McCloy, John S.; Vienna, John D.

    2010-05-03

    The component concentration limits that most influence the predicted Hanford life-cycle HLW glass volume by HTWOS were re-evaluated. It was assumed that additional research and development work in glass formulation and melter testing would be performed to improve the understanding of component effects on the processability and product quality of these HLW glasses. Recommendations were made to better estimate the potential component concentration limits that could be applied today while technology development is underway to best estimate the volume of HLW glass that will eventually be produced at Hanford. The limits for concentrations of P2O5, Bi2O3, and SO3 were evaluated along with the constraint used to avoid nepheline formation in glass. Recommended concentration limits were made based on the current HLW glass property models being used by HTWOS (Vienna et al. 2009). These revised limits are: 1) The current ND should be augmented by the OB limit of OB ? 0.575 so that either the normalized silica (NSi) is less that the 62% limit or the OB is below the 0.575 limit. 2) The mass fraction of P2O5 limit should be revised to allow for up to 4.5 wt%, depending on CaO concentrations. 3) A Bi2O3 concentration limit of 7 wt% should be used. 4) The salt accumulation limit of 0.5 wt% SO3 may be increased to 0.6 wt%. Again, these revised limits do not obviate the need for further testing, but make it possible to more accurately predict the impact of that testing on ultimate HLW glass volumes.

  12. Capacity with energy constraint in coherent state channel

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    Masahito Hayashi

    2009-04-02

    We consider two kind of energy constraints when the output state is a coherent state. One is a constraint on the total energy during a fixed period; the other is a constraint on the total energy for a single code. The first setting can be easily dealt with by using the conventional capacity formula. The second setting requires the general capacity formula for a classical-quantum channel.

  13. Neurophenomenological Constraints and Pushing Back the Subjectivity Barrier

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    MacLennan, Bruce

    Neurophenomenological Constraints and Pushing Back the Subjectivity Barrier Extended commentary inversions), without appealing to weak arguments based on basic color categories; that is, I suggest

  14. Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern...

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    Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012 (January 2014) Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012...

  15. OE Releases "Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western...

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    "Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012" document, which is now available for downloading, is a compilation of...

  16. Optimization Online - A Constraint-Reduced Algorithm for ...

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    Sungwoo Park

    2015-05-21

    May 21, 2015 ... Park and O'Leary proposed a constraint-reduced predictor-corrector algorithm for semidefinite programming with polynomial global ...

  17. A Constraint-reduced Algorithm for Semidefinite Optimization ...

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    2015-06-02

    Jun 2, 2015 ... More recently, Park and O'Leary [26, 27] developed a constraint- reduced predictor-corrector IPM for SDP and proved its polynomial global ...

  18. A Constraint-Reduced Algorithm for Semidefinite Optimization ...

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    2015-05-23

    May 23, 2015 ... Park and O'Leary [1, 2] proposed a constraint- reduced predictor-corrector algorithm for semidefinite programming with polynomial global.

  19. A Taxonomy of Constraints in Simulation-Based Optimization

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    Sébastien Le Digabel

    2015-05-28

    May 28, 2015 ... A Taxonomy of Constraints in Simulation-Based Optimization. Sébastien Le Digabel(sebastien.le.digabel ***at*** gerad.ca) Stefan M. Wild(wild ...

  20. Constraints On The Mechanism Of Long-Term, Steady Subsidence...

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    Constraints On The Mechanism Of Long-Term, Steady Subsidence At Medicine Lake Volcano, Northern California, From Gps, Leveling, And Insar Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI...

  1. Towards an Optimal Approach to Soft Constraint Problems

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    Ward, Karen

    these constraints. In this case, it is desirable to find a design that satisfies a given finite set of inequality/equality

  2. Riemannian geometrical constraints on magnetic vortex filaments in plasmas

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    L. C. Garcia de Andrade

    2005-10-16

    Two theorems on the Riemannian geometrical constraints on vortex magnetic filaments acting as dynamos in (MHD) flows are presented. The use of Gauss-Mainard-Codazzi equations allows us to investigate in detail the influence of curvature and torsion of vortex filaments in the MHD dynamos. This application follows closely previous applications to Heisenberg spin equation to the investigations in magnetohydrostatics given by Schief (Plasma Physics J. 10, 7, 2677 (2003)). The Lorentz force on vortex filaments are computed and the ratio between the forces along different directions are obtained in terms of the ratio between the corresponding magnetic fields which equals also the ratio between the Frenet torsion and vortex line curvature. A similar relation between Lorentz forces, magnetic fields and twist, which is proportional to total torsion integral has been obtained by Ricca (Fluid Dyn. Res. 36,319 (2005)) in the case of inflexional desiquilibrium of magnetic flux-tubes. This is due to the fact that the magnetic vortex lines are a limit case of the magnetic flux-tubes when the lenght of the tube is much greater than the radius of the tube. Magnetic helicity equation of the filament allows us again to determine the magnetic fields ratio from Frenet curvature and torsion of the vortex lines.

  3. Disease-induced resource constraints can trigger explosive epidemics

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    Böttcher, Lucas; Araújo, Nuno A M; Herrmann, Hans J; Helbing, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Advances in mathematical epidemiology have led to a better understanding of the risks posed by epidemic spreading and informed strategies to contain disease spread. However, a challenge that has been overlooked is that, as a disease becomes more prevalent, it can limit the availability of the capital needed to effectively treat those who have fallen ill. Here we use a simple mathematical model to gain insight into the dynamics of an epidemic when the recovery of sick individuals depends on the availability of healing resources that are generated by the healthy population. We find that epidemics spiral out of control into "explosive" spread if the cost of recovery is above a critical cost. This can occur even when the disease would die out without the resource constraint. The onset of explosive epidemics is very sudden, exhibiting a discontinuous transition under very general assumptions. We find analytical expressions for the critical cost and the size of the explosive jump in infection levels in terms of the...

  4. Dark Matter Constraints from a Cosmic Index of Refraction

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    Gardner, Susan; Latimer, David C.

    2009-04-01

    The dark-matter candidates of particle physics invariably possess electromagnetic interactions, if only via quantum fluctuations. Taken en masse, dark matter can thus engender an index of refraction which deviates from its vacuum value. Its presence is signaled through frequency-dependent effects: the real part yields dispersive effects in propagation, and the imaginary part yields such in attenuation. We discuss theoretical constraints on the expansion of the index of refraction with frequency, the physical interpretation of the terms, and the particular observations needed to isolate its coefficients. This, with the advent of new opportunities to view gamma-ray bursts at cosmological distance scales, gives us a new probe of dark matter. As a first application we use the time delay determined from radio afterglow observations of gamma-ray bursts to limit the charge-to-mass ratio of dark matter to |{var_epsilon}|/M < 1.8 x 10{sup -5} eV{sup -1} at 95% CL.

  5. Memory Constraints for Power-Law Series

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    Guo, Fangjian; Zhao, Zhi-Dan; Zhou, Tao

    2015-01-01

    Many time series produced by complex systems are empirically found to follow power-law distributions with different exponents $\\alpha$. By permuting the independently drawn samples from a power-law distribution, we present non-trivial bounds on the memory (1st-order autocorrelation) as a function of $\\alpha$, which are markedly different from the ordinary $\\pm 1$ bounds for Gaussian or uniform distributions. When $1 3$, the upper bound remains +1 while the lower bound descends below 0. Theoretical bounds agree well with numerical simulations. Based on the ratings of MovieLens and posts in Twitter, we also find that empirical power-law distributed data produced by human activities conform to such constraints.

  6. Geometric Constraint in Brane-World

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    E. M. Monte

    2006-02-15

    The brane-worlds model was inspired partly by Kaluza-Klein's theory, where the gravitation and the gauge fields are obtained of a geometry of higher dimension (bulk). Such a model has been showing positive in the sense of we find perspectives and probably deep modifications in the physics, such as: Unification in a scale TeV, quantum gravity in this scale and deviation of Newton's law for small distances. One of the principles of this model is to suppose a space-time embedded in a bulk of high dimension. In this note it is shown, basing on the theorem of Collinson-Szekeres, that the space-time of Schwarzschild cannot be embedded locally and isometrically in a bulk of five dimensions with constant curvature,(for example ADS-5). From the point of view of the semi-Riemannian geometry this last result consists constraints to the model brane-world.

  7. Cosmological and Astrophysical Constraints on Tensor Unparticles

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    Ian Lewis

    2007-10-23

    We calculate cosmological and astrophysical bounds on the couplings between standard model fields and tensor unparticles. The present day density of tensor unparticles from neutrino-neutrino and photon-photon annihilation is calculated. Also, the supernovae volume energy loss rates from electron-positron and photon-photon annihilation to tensor unparticles are calculated. The constraints from matter density and supernovae volume energy loss rates from photon-photon annihilation are on the same order of magnitude, while the bounds from supernovae volume energy loss rates from electron-positron annihilation are an order of magnitude lower. We find the couplings between standard model fields and tensor unparticles are at least an order of magnitude lower than those used for previous studies of tensor unparticle collider phenomenology.

  8. Observational constraints on braneworld chaotic inflation

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    Andrew R Liddle; Anthony J Smith

    2003-08-13

    We examine observational constraints on chaotic inflation models in the Randall-Sundrum Type II braneworld. If inflation takes place in the high-energy regime, the perturbations produced by the quadratic potential are further from scale-invariance than in the standard cosmology, in the quartic case more or less unchanged, while for potentials of greater exponent the trend is reversed. We test these predictions against a data compilation including the WMAP measurements of microwave anisotropies and the 2dF galaxy power spectrum. While in the standard cosmology the quartic potential is at the border of what the data allow and all higher powers excluded, we find that in the high-energy regime of braneworld inflation even the quadratic case is under strong observational pressure. We also investigate the intermediate regime where the brane tension is comparable to the inflationary energy scale, where the deviations from scale-invariance prove to be greater.

  9. Control over multiscale systems with constraints. 3. Geometrodynamics of the evolution of systems with varying constraints

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    S. Adamenko; V. Bolotov; V. Novikov

    2013-07-17

    With the use of the general variational principle of self-organization of systems with varying constraints, namely the principle of dynamical harmonization of systems presented in the first work of the cycle, we advance an approach to the control over the evolution of systems of many particles. The geometric nature of this principle is analyzed. On the basis of the de Broglie--Bohm representation of the Schr\\"odinger equation, we establish a connection of the nonlocality and the coherence of the systems of many particles with mass entropic forces. The defining role of a coherent acceleration and a space-time curvature in the control over the synthesis of new structures in systems with varying constraints is demonstrated. The basic criteria for electromagnetic fields to initiate the processes of self-organizing synthesis and for the quantum properties of a nonlocality on macroscopic scales, which are necessary for the self-organizing synthesis, are formulated.

  10. Chemical Constraints on the Water and Total Oxygen Abundances in the Deep Atmosphere of Saturn

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    Channon Visscher; Bruce Fegley Jr

    2005-01-07

    Thermochemical equilibrium and kinetic calculations for the trace gases CO, PH3, and SiH4 give three independent constraints on the water and total oxygen abundances of Saturn's deep atmosphere. A lower limit to the water abundance of H2O/H2 > 1.7 x 10^-3 is given by CO chemistry while an upper limit of H2O/H2 water enrichment on Saturn of 1.9 to 6.1 times the solar system abundance (H2O/H2 = 8.96 x 10^-4). The total oxygen abundance must be at least 1.7 times the solar system abundance (O/H2 = 1.16 x 10^-3) in order for the SiH4 to remain below a detection limit of SiH4/H2 < 2 x 10^-10. A combination of the CO, PH3, and SiH4 constraints suggests that the total oxygen abundance on Saturn is 3.2 to 6.4 times the solar system abundance. Our results indicate that oxygen on Saturn is less enriched than other heavy elements (such as C and P) relative to a solar system composition. This work was supported by NASA NAG5-11958.

  11. Rapidly mixing Markov chains for dismantleable constraint graphs

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    Dyer, Martin

    Rapidly mixing Markov chains for dismantleable constraint graphs Martin Dyer Mark Jerrum Eric adjacency. Brightwell and Winkler introduced the notion of dismantleable constraint graph to characterize proportional to vVG ((v)). We prove, for each dismantleable H, that there exist positive constant fugacities

  12. OPTIMIZATION OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO LOCAL STRESS CONSTRAINTS

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    constraints, optimal structural design 1 Introduction The high specific stiffness of composite materials makesOPTIMIZATION OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES SUBJECT TO LOCAL STRESS CONSTRAINTS By Robert Lipton/624-6066 Fax: 612/626-7370 URL: http://www.ima.umn.edu #12;Optimization of composite structures subject

  13. Transient Analysis of Linear Circuits using Constraint Logic Programming

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    Gilbert, David

    Transient Analysis of Linear Circuits using Constraint Logic Programming Archana Shankar, David London EC1V 0HB, UK Abstract This paper describes the design of a transient analysis program for linear circuits and its implementation in a Constraint Logic Programming language, CLP(R). The transient analysis

  14. A Constraint Programming Approach to the Hospitals / Residents Problem

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    Manlove, D.F.

    Manlove,D.F. O'Malley,G. Prosser,P. Unsworth,C. In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Modelling and Reformulating Constraint Satisfaction Problems, held at the 11th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2005) pp 28-43

  15. Improving Cost Calculations for Global Constraints in Local Search

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    Rossi, Francesca

    Improving Cost Calculations for Global Constraints in Local Search Markus Bohlin Swedish Institute- straint satisfaction is based on local minimization of a cost function, which is usually the number equivalent to a set of basic constraints but still contributes as little to the cost as a single basic

  16. Anisotropic constraints on energy distribution in rotating and stratified turbulence

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    Kurien, Susan

    OFFPRINT Anisotropic constraints on energy distribution in rotating and stratified turbulence S) 24003 www.epljournal.org doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/84/24003 Anisotropic constraints on energy distribution enstrophy constrains the spectral distribution of horizontal kinetic energy and potential energy. Horizontal

  17. Phase Retrieval for Fresnel Measurements Using a Shearlet Sparsity Constraint

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    Plonka, Gerlind

    Phase Retrieval for Fresnel Measurements Using a Shearlet Sparsity Constraint Stefan Loock Gerlind Plonka March 25, 2014 Abstract We consider the problem of phase retrieval in the Fresnel regime be used for phase reconstruction with Fresnel data. As it turns out, the shearlet sparsity constraint

  18. Economic Modelling using Constraint Logic Programming Nelson Donovan & David Gilbert

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    Gilbert, David

    Economic Modelling using Constraint Logic Programming Nelson Donovan & David Gilbert Computer of constraint logic programming (CLP) in economic modelling through the design and implementation of two economic models. The first model, the Desai­ Henry model contains only linear equations while the second

  19. Coinductive Constraint Logic Programming Neda Saeedloei and Gopal Gupta

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    Gupta, Gopal

    Coinductive Constraint Logic Programming Neda Saeedloei and Gopal Gupta Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA {neda-LP does not allow constraints. While this is only an artificial, #12;2 Neda Saeedloei and Gopal Gupta

  20. liquid nberwp.tex Liquidity Constraints and Precautionary Saving

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    Niebur, Ernst

    liquid nberwp.tex Liquidity Constraints and Precautionary Saving Christopher D. Carroll ccarroll to the optimal consumption/saving problem under uncertainty have long known that there are quantitatively important in- teractions between liquidity constraints and precautionary saving behavior. This paper

  1. The Limit of Mental Structures

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    Mandler, George

    2013-01-01

    of constructing such structures. References A cautionaryTHE LIMIT OF MENTAL STRUCTURES Asch, S. E. , & Ebenholtz, S.100. THE LIMIT OF MENTAL STRUCTURES Halford, G. S. , Cowan,

  2. Geothermal Direct Use Technology and the Marketplace

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Geothermal energy applications are emerging across a much wider spectrum of cascaded uses, from lower temperature geothermal energy production to direct heating and cooling, to agricultural uses.

  3. Attachment F Marketplace Prohibited Items November 2014

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    , Radio/Wireless Transmitting Equipment (e.g., eavesdropping & wiretapping equipment) · Laser Pointers 3b Purchased through Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, or Sudan · Telecommunication Equipment & Features (cell

  4. Reputation Systems in Labor and Advertising Marketplaces

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    Daltayanni, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Web, WWW ’07, pages 221–230, New York, NY, USA, 2007. ACM.New York, NY, USA, 2007. ACM. [3] B. Thomas Adler, Luca deNew York, NY, USA, 2008. ACM. [4] Gediminas Adomavicius and

  5. Nickel aluminides: Breaking into the marketplace

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    Krause, C.

    1995-12-31

    Nurtured by ORNL researchers for almost 15 years, nickel aluminides may have found their niche. ORNL`s modified nickel aluminides are receiving considerable attention by the heat-treating industry in the United States and may have arrived just in the nick of time to make some companies more competitive. Nickel aluminides are intermetallic materials that have long been considered potentially useful because, thanks to their ordered crystal structure, they are very strong and hard and melt only at very high temperatures. But they had a serious weakness: they were too brittle to be shaped into reliable components. Then, in 1982, ORNL researchers led by Chain T. Liu in the Metals and Ceramics Division found the secret recipe for producing a ductile nickel aluminide alloy: add trace amounts of a few alloying elements in the right proportion. It was like turning peanut brittle into taffy. Their most important discovery was that the addition of a small amount of boron (200 parts per million) to a nickel aluminide alloy (Ni{sub 3}Al) makes the alloy highly ductile at room temperature. To address the safety concerns of the alloy preparation industry, Vinod Sikka and Joseph Vought developed a new process in collaboration with Seetharama Deevi, who was on a 1-year sabbatical at ORNL from the Research Center at Philip Morris in Richmond, Virginia. The development is called the Exo-Melt process.

  6. GE's Digital Marketplace to Revolutionize Manufacturing | GE...

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    an open online space for companies to collaborate and transform how they design and manufacture their products in the future NISKAYUNA, NY, June 2, 2015 - GE (NYSE:GE), a leading...

  7. DipZoom: The Internet Measurements Marketplace

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    Rabinovich, Michael "Misha"

    worldwide, with only one location in Africa, Central and South America, and China, and none in Russia. For example, in HTTP, a measurement of a page download done with and without pipelining and persistent themselves. Recent efforts, notably the DIMES and Traceroute@home projects (see [7], [32] and papers listed

  8. Timber Products Equipment Services MarketPlace

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    energy development and energy efficiency improvement technology. Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids plant energy." It plans to focus upon renewable energy- related businesses, possibly clustering like: page: DNR Stumpage Prices 2 Biomass Research 3 Market Outlook 4 Sawmill and Specialty Mill Survey 6

  9. Attachment F Marketplace Prohibited Items November 2014

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    · Explosives · Fall Protection Equipment · Fiberboard Boxes, Plastic Drums, Radioactive Waste / Hazardous Waste Containers, and Steel Drums · Food and Break Room Supplies · Green Organic Kitty Litters or Packaging Mediums (specifically waste Loc 770, zeolitic clay, swheat organic kitty litter) · Hazardous Material Packaging

  10. Geothermal Direct Use Technology & Marketplace Workshop Summary

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

    seismicity; and developing utilization models (utilizing Geothermal Energy for the Production of Heat and Electricity Economically Simulated (GEOPHIRES) software) that are...

  11. Green academy helps researchers enter the marketplace

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    Before wading into the green energy sector, there are crucial things every budding entrepreneur should know:  think like an investor, know your customer, and prove your research is going to solve a problem.   To the business-savvy this advice may seem obvious, but for the academic-minded attending the Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy, these nuggets are priceless. “We give scientists the language of commercialization,” says Andrew Hargadon, a founder of the academy and faculty director at the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Davis. “We help them translate their own research into commercial terms, and - at the same time - give them a network of investors, entrepreneurs, utilities, and other major companies to work with.”

  12. Transitioning Los Alamos technology into the marketplace

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S.Week DayDr.Theories81TowardsTrackingCarbon2 -,2

  13. Channel Capacity and Achievable Rates of Peak Power Limited AWGNC, and their Applications to

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    Ikeda, Shiro

    of the framework is how to design the switching strategy. In this paper, we discuss the practical strategy for AMCChannel Capacity and Achievable Rates of Peak Power Limited AWGNC, and their Applications white Gaussian noise channel (AWGNC). For the constraint, we focus on the peak power instead

  14. Finding Ultimate Limits of Performance for Hybrid Electric Edward D. Tate

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    in a pure series hybrid vehicle over a fixed drive cycle subject to a number of practical constraints the given drive cycle. This optimal solution is the lower limit of fuel consumption that any control law can achieve for the given drive cycle and vehicle. In fact, this result provides a means to evaluate

  15. Fault current limiter

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    Darmann, Francis Anthony

    2013-10-08

    A fault current limiter (FCL) includes a series of high permeability posts for collectively define a core for the FCL. A DC coil, for the purposes of saturating a portion of the high permeability posts, surrounds the complete structure outside of an enclosure in the form of a vessel. The vessel contains a dielectric insulation medium. AC coils, for transporting AC current, are wound on insulating formers and electrically interconnected to each other in a manner such that the senses of the magnetic field produced by each AC coil in the corresponding high permeability core are opposing. There are insulation barriers between phases to improve dielectric withstand properties of the dielectric medium.

  16. China's Coal: Demand, Constraints, and Externalities

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    Aden, Nathaniel; Fridley, David; Zheng, Nina

    2009-07-01

    This study analyzes China's coal industry by focusing on four related areas. First, data are reviewed to identify the major drivers of historical and future coal demand. Second, resource constraints and transport bottlenecks are analyzed to evaluate demand and growth scenarios. The third area assesses the physical requirements of substituting coal demand growth with other primary energy forms. Finally, the study examines the carbon- and environmental implications of China's past and future coal consumption. There are three sections that address these areas by identifying particular characteristics of China's coal industry, quantifying factors driving demand, and analyzing supply scenarios: (1) reviews the range of Chinese and international estimates of remaining coal reserves and resources as well as key characteristics of China's coal industry including historical production, resource requirements, and prices; (2) quantifies the largest drivers of coal usage to produce a bottom-up reference projection of 2025 coal demand; and (3) analyzes coal supply constraints, substitution options, and environmental externalities. Finally, the last section presents conclusions on the role of coal in China's ongoing energy and economic development. China has been, is, and will continue to be a coal-powered economy. In 2007 Chinese coal production contained more energy than total Middle Eastern oil production. The rapid growth of coal demand after 2001 created supply strains and bottlenecks that raise questions about sustainability. Urbanization, heavy industrial growth, and increasing per-capita income are the primary interrelated drivers of rising coal usage. In 2007, the power sector, iron and steel, and cement production accounted for 66% of coal consumption. Power generation is becoming more efficient, but even extensive roll-out of the highest efficiency units would save only 14% of projected 2025 coal demand for the power sector. A new wedge of future coal consumption is likely to come from the burgeoning coal-liquefaction and chemicals industries. If coal to chemicals capacity reaches 70 million tonnes and coal-to-liquids capacity reaches 60 million tonnes, coal feedstock requirements would add an additional 450 million tonnes by 2025. Even with more efficient growth among these drivers, China's annual coal demand is expected to reach 3.9 to 4.3 billion tonnes by 2025. Central government support for nuclear and renewable energy has not reversed China's growing dependence on coal for primary energy. Substitution is a matter of scale: offsetting one year of recent coal demand growth of 200 million tonnes would require 107 billion cubic meters of natural gas (compared to 2007 growth of 13 BCM), 48 GW of nuclear (compared to 2007 growth of 2 GW), or 86 GW of hydropower capacity (compared to 2007 growth of 16 GW). Ongoing dependence on coal reduces China's ability to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions growth. If coal demand remains on a high growth path, carbon dioxide emissions from coal combustion alone would exceed total US energy-related carbon emissions by 2010. Within China's coal-dominated energy system, domestic transportation has emerged as the largest bottleneck for coal industry growth and is likely to remain a constraint to further expansion. China has a low proportion of high-quality reserves, but is producing its best coal first. Declining quality will further strain production and transport capacity. Furthermore, transporting coal to users has overloaded the train system and dramatically increased truck use, raising transportation oil demand. Growing international imports have helped to offset domestic transport bottlenecks. In the long term, import demand is likely to exceed 200 million tonnes by 2025, significantly impacting regional markets.

  17. (Limiting the greenhouse effect)

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    Rayner, S.

    1991-01-07

    Traveler attended the Dahlem Research Conference organized by the Freien Universitat, Berlin. The subject of the conference was Limiting the Greenhouse Effect: Options for Controlling Atmospheric CO{sub 2} Accumulation. Like all Dahlem workshops, this was a meeting of scientific experts, although the disciplines represented were broader than usual, ranging across anthropology, economics, international relations, forestry, engineering, and atmospheric chemistry. Participation by scientists from developing countries was limited. The conference was divided into four multidisciplinary working groups. Traveler acted as moderator for Group 3 which examined the question What knowledge is required to tackle the principal social and institutional barriers to reducing CO{sub 2} emissions'' The working rapporteur was Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University. Other working groups examined the economic costs, benefits, and technical feasibility of options to reduce emissions per unit of energy service; the options for reducing energy use per unit of GNP; and the significant of linkage between strategies to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions and other goals. Draft reports of the working groups are appended. Overall, the conference identified a number of important research needs in all four areas. It may prove particularly important in bringing the social and institutional research needs relevant to climate change closer to the forefront of the scientific and policy communities than hitherto.

  18. Multiplicity in pp and AA collisions: the same power law from energy-momentum constraints in string production

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    Bautista, Irais; Milhano, José Guilherme; Pajares, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    We show that the dependence of the charged particle multiplicity on the centre-of-mass energy of the collision is, in the String Percolation Model, driven by the same power law behavior in both proton-proton and nucleus- nucleus collisions. The observed different growths are a result of energy- momentum constraints that limit the number of formed strings at low en- ergy. Based on the very good description of the existing data, we provide predictions for future high energy LHC runs.

  19. Multiplicity in pp and AA collisions: the same power law from energy-momentum constraints in string production

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    Irais Bautista; Jorge Dias de Deus; José Guilherme Milhano; Carlos Pajares

    2012-04-06

    We show that the dependence of the charged particle multiplicity on the centre-of-mass energy of the collision is, in the String Percolation Model, driven by the same power law behavior in both proton-proton and nucleus- nucleus collisions. The observed different growths are a result of energy- momentum constraints that limit the number of formed strings at low en- ergy. Based on the very good description of the existing data, we provide predictions for future high energy LHC runs.

  20. Cosmological constraints on extended Galileon models

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    Felice, Antonio De; Tsujikawa, Shinji E-mail: shinji@rs.kagu.tus.ac.jp

    2012-03-01

    The extended Galileon models possess tracker solutions with de Sitter attractors along which the dark energy equation of state is constant during the matter-dominated epoch, i.e. w{sub DE} = ?1?s, where s is a positive constant. Even with this phantom equation of state there are viable parameter spaces in which the ghosts and Laplacian instabilities are absent. Using the observational data of the supernovae type Ia, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), and baryon acoustic oscillations, we place constraints on the tracker solutions at the background level and find that the parameter s is constrained to be s = 0.034{sub ?0.034}{sup +0.327} (95 % CL) in the flat Universe. In order to break the degeneracy between the models we also study the evolution of cosmological density perturbations relevant to the large-scale structure (LSS) and the Integrated-Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect in CMB. We show that, depending on the model parameters, the LSS and the ISW effect is either positively or negatively correlated. It is then possible to constrain viable parameter spaces further from the observational data of the ISW-LSS cross-correlation as well as from the matter power spectrum.

  1. Complexity and Algorithms for Two-Stage Flexible Flowshop Scheduling with Availability Constraints

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    Xie, Jinxing

    Complexity and Algorithms for Two-Stage Flexible Flowshop Scheduling with Availability Constraints problem with availability constraints. We discuss the complexity and the approximability of the problem cases of the problem. Keywords: Scheduling; Flexible flowshop; Availability constraints; Approximability

  2. Constraints on cosmic strings from the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave detectors

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    J. Aasi; J. Abadie; B. P. Abbott; R. Abbott; T. Abbott; M. R. Abernathy; T. Accadia; F. Acernese; C. Adams; T. Adams; R. X. Adhikari; C. Affeldt; M. Agathos; N. Aggarwal; O. D. Aguiar; P. Ajith; B. Allen; A. Allocca; E. Amador Ceron; D. Amariutei; R. A. Anderson; S. B. Anderson; W. G. Anderson; K. Arai; M. C. Araya; C. Arceneaux; J. Areeda; S. Ast; S. M. Aston; P. Astone; P. Aufmuth; C. Aulbert; L. Austin; B. E. Aylott; S. Babak; P. T. Baker; G. Ballardin; S. W. Ballmer; J. C. Barayoga; D. Barker; S. H. Barnum; F. Barone; B. Barr; L. Barsotti; M. Barsuglia; M. A. Barton; I. Bartos; R. Bassiri; A. Basti; J. Batch; J. Bauchrowitz; Th. S. Bauer; M. Bebronne; B. Behnke; M. Bejger; M. G. Beker; A. S. Bell; C. Bell; I. Belopolski; G. Bergmann; J. M. Berliner; D. Bersanetti; A. Bertolini; D. Bessis; J. Betzwieser; P. T. Beyersdorf; T. Bhadbhade; I. A. Bilenko; G. Billingsley; J. Birch; M. Bitossi; M. A. Bizouard; E. Black; J. K. Blackburn; L. Blackburn; D. Blair; M. Blom; O. Bock; T. P. Bodiya; M. Boer; C. Bogan; C. Bond; F. Bondu; L. Bonelli; R. Bonnand; R. Bork; M. Born; V. Boschi; S. Bose; L. Bosi; J. Bowers; C. Bradaschia; P. R. Brady; V. B. Braginsky; M. Branchesi; C. A. Brannen; J. E. Brau; J. Breyer; T. Briant; D. O. Bridges; A. Brillet; M. Brinkmann; V. Brisson; M. Britzger; A. F. Brooks; D. A. Brown; D. D. Brown; F. Brückner; T. Bulik; H. J. Bulten; A. Buonanno; D. Buskulic; C. Buy; R. L. Byer; L. Cadonati; G. Cagnoli; J. Calderón Bustillo; E. Calloni; J. B. Camp; P. Campsie; K. C. Cannon; B. Canuel; J. Cao; C. D. Capano; F. Carbognani; L. Carbone; S. Caride; A. Castiglia; S. Caudill; M. Cavagliá; F. Cavalier; R. Cavalieri; G. Cella; C. Cepeda; E. Cesarini; R. Chakraborty; T. Chalermsongsak; S. Chao; P. Charlton; E. Chassande-Mottin; X. Chen; Y. Chen; A. Chincarini; A. Chiummo; H. S. Cho; J. Chow; N. Christensen; Q. Chu; S. S. Y. Chua; S. Chung; G. Ciani; F. Clara; D. E. Clark; J. A. Clark; F. Cleva; E. Coccia; P. -F. Cohadon; A. Colla; M. Colombini; M. Constancio Jr.; A. Conte; R. Conte; D. Cook; T. R. Corbitt; M. Cordier; N. Cornish; A. Corsi; C. A. Costa; M. W. Coughlin; J. -P. Coulon; S. Countryman; P. Couvares; D. M. Coward; M. Cowart; D. C. Coyne; K. Craig; J. D. E. Creighton; T. D. Creighton; S. G. Crowder; A. Cumming; L. Cunningham; E. Cuoco; K. Dahl; T. Dal Canton; M. Damjanic; S. L. Danilishin; S. D'Antonio; K. Danzmann; V. Dattilo; B. Daudert; H. Daveloza; M. Davier; G. S. Davies; E. J. Daw; R. Day; T. Dayanga; R. De Rosa; G. Debreczeni; J. Degallaix; W. Del Pozzo; E. Deleeuw; S. Deléglise; T. Denker; T. Dent; H. Dereli; V. Dergachev; R. DeRosa; R. DeSalvo; S. Dhurandhar; L. Di Fiore; A. Di Lieto; I. Di Palma; A. Di Virgilio; M. Díaz; A. Dietz; K. Dmitry; F. Donovan; K. L. Dooley; S. Doravari; M. Drago; R. W. P. Drever; J. C. Driggers; Z. Du; J. -C. Dumas; S. Dwyer; T. Eberle; M. Edwards; A. Effler; P. Ehrens; J. Eichholz; S. S. Eikenberry; G. Endröczi; R. Essick; T. Etzel; K. Evans; M. Evans; T. Evans; M. Factourovich; V. Fafone; S. Fairhurst; Q. Fang; S. Farinon; B. Farr; W. Farr; M. Favata; D. Fazi; H. Fehrmann; D. Feldbaum; I. Ferrante; F. Ferrini; F. Fidecaro; L. S. Finn; I. Fiori; R. Fisher; R. Flaminio; E. Foley; S. Foley; E. Forsi; N. Fotopoulos; J. -D. Fournier; S. Franco; S. Frasca; F. Frasconi; M. Frede; M. Frei; Z. Frei; A. Freise; R. Frey; T. T. Fricke; P. Fritschel; V. V. Frolov; M. -K. Fujimoto; P. Fulda; M. Fyffe; J. Gair; L. Gammaitoni; J. Garcia; F. Garufi; N. Gehrels; G. Gemme; E. Genin; A. Gennai; L. Gergely; S. Ghosh; J. A. Giaime; S. Giampanis; K. D. Giardina; A. Giazotto; S. Gil-Casanova; C. Gill; J. Gleason; E. Goetz; R. Goetz; L. Gondan; G. González; N. Gordon; M. L. Gorodetsky; S. Gossan; S. Goßler; R. Gouaty; C. Graef; P. B. Graff; M. Granata; A. Grant; S. Gras; C. Gray; R. J. S. Greenhalgh; A. M. Gretarsson; C. Griffo; P. Groot; H. Grote; K. Grover; S. Grunewald; G. M. Guidi; C. Guido; K. E. Gushwa; E. K. Gustafson; R. Gustafson; B. Hall; E. Hall; D. Hammer; G. Hammond; M. Hanke; J. Hanks; C. Hanna; J. Hanson; J. Harms; G. M. Harry; I. W. Harry; E. D. Harstad; M. T. Hartman; K. Haughian; K. Hayama; J. Heefner; A. Heidmann; M. Heintze; H. Heitmann; P. Hello; G. Hemming; M. Hendry; I. S. Heng; A. W. Heptonstall; M. Heurs; S. Hild; D. Hoak; K. A. Hodge; K. Holt; M. Holtrop; T. Hong; S. Hooper; T. Horrom; D. J. Hosken; J. Hough; E. J. Howell; Y. Hu; Z. Hua; V. Huang; E. A. Huerta; B. Hughey; S. Husa; S. H. Huttner; M. Huynh; T. Huynh-Dinh; J. Iafrate; D. R. Ingram; R. Inta; T. Isogai; A. Ivanov; B. R. Iyer; K. Izumi; M. Jacobson; E. James; H. Jang; Y. J. Jang; P. Jaranowski; F. Jiménez-Forteza; W. W. Johnson; D. Jones; D. I. Jones; R. Jones; R. J. G. Jonker; L. Ju; Haris K; P. Kalmus; V. Kalogera; S. Kandhasamy; G. Kang; J. B. Kanner; M. Kasprzack; R. Kasturi; E. Katsavounidis; W. Katzman; H. Kaufer; K. Kaufman; K. Kawabe; S. Kawamura; F. Kawazoe

    2014-04-07

    Cosmic strings can give rise to a large variety of interesting astrophysical phenomena. Among them, powerful bursts of gravitational waves (GWs) produced by cusps are a promising observational signature. In this Letter we present a search for GWs from cosmic string cusps in data collected by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors between 2005 and 2010, with over 625 days of live time. We find no evidence of GW signals from cosmic strings. From this result, we derive new constraints on cosmic string parameters, which complement and improve existing limits from previous searches for a stochastic background of GWs from cosmic microwave background measurements and pulsar timing data. In particular, if the size of loops is given by the gravitational backreaction scale, we place upper limits on the string tension $G\\mu$ below $10^{-8}$ in some regions of the cosmic string parameter space.

  3. Constraints on neutrino decay lifetime using long-baseline charged and neutral current data

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    R. A. Gomes; A. L. G. Gomes; O. L. G. Peres

    2014-12-11

    We investigate the status of a scenario involving oscillations and decay for charged and neutral current data from the MINOS and T2K experiments. We first present an analysis of charged current neutrino and anti-neutrino data from MINOS in the framework of oscillation with decay and obtain a best fit for non-zero decay parameter $\\alpha_3$. The MINOS charged and neutral current data analysis results in the best fit for $|\\Delta m_{32}^2| = 2.34\\times 10^{-3}$~eV$^2$, $\\sin^2 \\theta_{23} = 0.60$ and zero decay parameter, which corresponds to the limit for standard oscillations. Our combined MINOS and T2K analysis reports a constraint at the 90\\% confidence level for the neutrino decay lifetime $\\tau_3/m_3 > 2.8 \\times 10^{-12}$~s/eV. This is the best limit based only on accelerator produced neutrinos.

  4. Constraints on Light Pseudoscalars Implied by Tests of the Gravitational Inverse-Square Law

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    Ephraim Fischbach; Dennis E. Krause

    1999-06-03

    The exchange of light pseudoscalars between fermions leads to a spin-independent potential in order g^4, where g is the Yukawa pseudoscalar-fermion coupling constant. This potential gives rise to detectable violations of both the weak equivalence principle (WEP) and the gravitational inverse-square law (ISL), even if g is quite small. We show that when previously derived WEP constraints are combined with those arisingfrom ISL tests, a direct experimental limit on the Yukawa coupling of light pseudoscalars to neutrons can be inferred for the first time (g_n^2/4pi < 1.6 \\times 10^-7), along with a new (and significantly improved) limit on the coupling of light pseudoscalars to protons.

  5. NuSTAR Observations of the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on Inverse...

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    Observations of the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on Inverse Compton Emission Citation Details In-Document Search Title: NuSTAR Observations of the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on...

  6. Constraint effects observed in crack initiation stretch

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    Lambert, D.M.; Ernst, H.A.

    1995-12-31

    The current paper characterizes constraint in fracture: J-modified resistance (Jr) curves were developed for two tough structural materials, 6061-T651 (aluminum) and IN718-STA1 (nickel-base superalloy). A wide variety of configurations was tested to consider load configurations from bending to tension including three specimen types (compact tension, center-crack tension, and single-edge notched tension), and a range of ligament lengths and thicknesses, as well as side-grooved and smooth-sided ligaments. The Jr curves exhibited an inflection point after some crack extension, and the data were excluded beyond the inflection. Qualified Jr curves for the two materials showed similar behavior, but R-curves were identical for equal ligament length-to-thickness ratio (RL), for the aluminum alloy, with increasing slope for increasing RL, while for the nickel, the resistance curves aligned for equal ligament thickness, B, and the slope increased for decreasing B. Displacements at the original crack tip (CToD) were recorded throughout the test for several specimens. CToD-versus-crack extension curves were developed, and data were excluded beyond the inflection point (as with the Jr curves). The data collapsed into two distinct curves, thought to represent the surface, plane stress effect and the central, plane strain effect. This was observed for both materials. A technique called profiling is presented for the aluminum alloy only, where the crack face displacements are recorded at the final point of the test as a function of the position throughout the crack cavity, along with an effort to extract the observations in a usable form. Displacements were consistent throughout the cross-section at and behind the original crack tip. In the region where the crack grew, this displacement was developed by a combination of stretch and crack growth. The stretch required to initiate crack extension was a function of the depth beneath the surface into the cross-section.

  7. Leisure constraints which affect continued nonresident hunter participation 

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    Cook, Kathrine Helen

    1994-01-01

    . One thousand licensed Texas nonresident hunters were mailed a questionnaire in May of 1992 to determine nonresident characteristics and the constraints which affected their participation. Texas nonresident hunters were similar to those studied in 6...

  8. Multiobjective optimization of a radio telescope array with site constraints

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    Cohanim, Babak, 1980-

    2004-01-01

    The next generation of radio telescope interferometric arrays requires careful design of the array configuration to optimize the performance and minimize the cost of the overall system while adhering to site constraints. ...

  9. Phylogenetic constraint on male parental care in the dabbling ducks

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    Johnson, Kevin P.

    Phylogenetic constraint on male parental care in the dabbling ducks Kevin P. Johnson1 {, Frank Mc as being constrained (Gould & Lewontin 1979; Bell 1987; Wagner 1995; Podos 1997). Good empirical examples

  10. Volatility and Growth: Credit Constraints and the Composition of Investment

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    Aghion, Philippe

    How does uncertainty and credit constraints affect the cyclical composition of investment and thereby volatility and growth? This paper addresses this question within a model where firms engage in two types of investment: ...

  11. Rateless Code Based Multimedia Multicasting with Outage Probability Constraints

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    Blostein, Steven D.

    Rateless Code Based Multimedia Multicasting with Outage Probability Constraints Wei Sheng, Wai encoding transmission (PET)-based packetization structure [1] combined with rateless codes. Outage is capable of minimizing the transmission cost while simultaneously guaranteeing outage prob- ability

  12. The complexity of maximal constraint languages Andrei A. Bulatov

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    Bulatov, Andrei

    Mathematics Ural State University 620083 Ekaterinburg, Russia Andrei.Bulatov@usu.ru Andrei A. Krokhin. INTRODUCTION A wide range of combinatorial search problems can be nat- urally expressed as `constraint

  13. Constraint Programming: In Pursuit of the Holy Grail Roman Bartk

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    Qu, Rong

    Constraint Programming: In Pursuit of the Holy Grail Roman Barták Charles University, Faculty Programming represents one of the closest approaches computer science has yet made to the Holy Grail

  14. A note on unbounded on/off constraints

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    H. Hijazi, L. Liberti

    2014-11-12

    a NICTA - 7 London Circuit - Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ... This note presents a theoretical analysis of disjunctive constraints featuring ... In mixed-integer linear programming, years of research have been devoted to study disjunctive.

  15. Introduction to Constraint Programming: Tuning the search with Comet

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    Larrosa, Javier

    of Llenguatges i Sistemes Inform`atics Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain larrosa general-purpose solving strategy is the hybridization between depth-first search and constraint

  16. Genetic Programming with Guaranteed Constraints Colin G. Johnson

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    Kent, University of

    Genetic Programming with Guaranteed Constraints Colin G. Johnson Computing Laboratory University programming is a powerful technique for automatically generating program code from a description of the desired functionality. However it is frequently distrusted by users because the programs are generated

  17. Modelling and solving the stable marriage problem using constraint programming

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    Manlove, D.F.

    Manlove,D.F. O'Malley,G. Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Modelling and Solving Problems with Constraints, held at the 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2005) pp 10-17

  18. Transient Analysis of Linear Circuits using Constraint Logic Programming

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    Shankar, A.; Gilbert, D.

    Shankar,A. Gilbert,D. Jampel,M. Proceedings of PACT96: Practical Application of Constraint Technology, The Practical Applications Company Ltd pp 221-247 Academic Press

  19. Control of systems subject to uncertainty and constraints 

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    Villota Cerna, Elizabeth Roxana

    2009-05-15

    Engineering iii ABSTRACT Control of Systems Subject to Uncertainty and Constraints. (December 2007) Elizabeth Roxana Villota Cerna, B.S., Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria; M.S., Pontiflcia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro Chair of Advisory Committee...

  20. Mechanical constraints as common ground between people and computers

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    Patten, James McMichael, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    This thesis presents a new type of human-computer interface based on mechanical constraints that combines some of the tactile feedback and affordances of mechanical systems with the abstract computational power of modern ...

  1. Load frequency control of interconnected power systems with system constraints 

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    Choudhury, Md Ershadul H

    1993-01-01

    So far, researches in load frequency controls ( LFC) are involved in analysis of dynamic responses under normal conditions of the - interconnected power systems. In This research considers some system constraints (for example, one area fails...

  2. Future Impacts of Coal Distribution Constraints on Coal Cost

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    McCollum, David L

    2007-01-01

    Railroads”, Conference on the Future of Coal, U.S. SenateFuture Impacts of Coal Distribution Constraints on Coal Costone at that! -ii- Future Impacts of Coal Distribution

  3. Large-Scale Learning of Word Relatedness with Constraints

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    Morik, Katharina

    by another valid (i.e., not misspelled) word. Estimating word related- ness in context can help us determine of related- ness. This is done by incorporating word pairs of known related- ness as constraints

  4. A Taxonomy of Constraints in Simulation-Based Optimization

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    2015-05-28

    where f : Rn ? R ? {?} denotes an extended-value objective function. ... or modeling language—or even more classical techniques such as Fourier-Motzkin ...... hidden constraints via statistical emulation, Pacific Journal of Optimization, ...

  5. Motion Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Resource Constraints 

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    Sundar, Kaarthik

    2012-10-19

    Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently used in several surveillance applications to monitor a set of targets and collect relevant data. One of the main constraints that characterize a small UAV is the maximum amount of fuel the vehicle...

  6. Arc-Eager Parsing with the Tree Constraint Joakim Nivre

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    Arc-Eager Parsing with the Tree Constraint Joakim Nivre Uppsala University Daniel Fern for greedy deterministic dependency parsers (Nivre, Hall, and Nilsson 2004; Goldberg and Nivre 2012), beam

  7. Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active...

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    Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Hydrothermal System, Valles Caldera, New Mexico Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

  8. Limitations of the planning organ at risk volume (PRV) concept

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    Stroom, Joep C. [Netherlands Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology, Amsterdam (Netherlands)]. E-mail: j.stroom@nki.nl; Heijmen, Ben J.M. [Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    2006-09-01

    Purpose: Previously, we determined a planning target volume (PTV) margin recipe for geometrical errors in radiotherapy equal to M{sub T} = 2{sigma} + 0.7{sigma}, with {sigma} and {sigma} standard deviations describing systematic and random errors, respectively. In this paper, we investigated margins for organs at risk (OAR), yielding the so-called planning organ at risk volume (PRV). Methods and Materials: For critical organs with a maximum dose (D{sub max}) constraint, we calculated margins such that D{sub max} in the PRV is equal to the motion averaged D{sub max} in the (moving) clinical target volume (CTV). We studied margins for the spinal cord in 10 head-and-neck cases and 10 lung cases, each with two different clinical plans. For critical organs with a dose-volume constraint, we also investigated whether a margin recipe was feasible. Results: For the 20 spinal cords considered, the average margin recipe found was: M{sub R} = 1.6{sigma} + 0.2{sigma} with variations for systematic and random errors of 1.2{sigma} to 1.8{sigma} and -0.2{sigma} to 0.6{sigma}, respectively. The variations were due to differences in shape and position of the dose distributions with respect to the cords. The recipe also depended significantly on the volume definition of D{sub max}. For critical organs with a dose-volume constraint, the PRV concept appears even less useful because a margin around, e.g., the rectum changes the volume in such a manner that dose-volume constraints stop making sense. Conclusion: The concept of PRV for planning of radiotherapy is of limited use. Therefore, alternative ways should be developed to include geometric uncertainties of OARs in radiotherapy planning.

  9. Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Systems Under Outage Probablility Constraint 

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    Cai, Pei Li

    2011-02-22

    is one, i.e., CR beamforming is optimal under PU outage constraints. Finally, a heuristic algorithm is proposed to provide a suboptimal solution to our MBIP problem by e ciently (in polynomial time) solving a particularly-constructed convex problem. v... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 f. Karush-Kuhn-Tucker Optimality Conditions . . . 18 III COGNITIVE SPECTRUM SHARING WITH OUTAGE PROB- ABILITY CONSTRAINT : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 20 A. System and Signal Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 B...

  10. Unparticle Effects on Unitarity Constraints from Higgs Boson Scattering

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    Xiao-Gang He; Chung-Cheng Wen

    2008-06-10

    We study the effects of two-body Higgs boson scattering by exchanging unpsrticles. The unparticle contribution can change the standard model prediction for two-body Higgs boson scattering partial wave amplitude significantly leading to modification of the unitarity constraint on the standard model Higgs boson mass. For unparticle dimension $d_\\U$ between 1 and 2, the unitarity constraint on Higgs boson mass can be larger than that in the SM. Information on unparticle interaction can also be obtained.

  11. Solar system constraints on f(G) gravity models

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    Antonio De Felice; Shinji Tsujikawa

    2009-07-10

    We discuss solar system constraints on f(G) gravity models, where f is a function of the Gauss-Bonnet term G. We focus on cosmologically viable f(G) models that can be responsible for late-time cosmic acceleration. These models generally give rise to corrections of the form epsilon*(r/rs)^p to the vacuum Schwarzschild solution, where epsilon = H^2 rs^2 solar system constraints for a wide range of model parameters.

  12. COMMENTARY:Limits to adaptation

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    Preston, Benjamin L

    2013-01-01

    An actor-centered, risk-based approach to defining limits to social adaptation provides a useful analytic framing for identifying and anticipating these limits and informing debates over society s responses to climate change.

  13. Mapping monojet constraints onto Simplified Dark Matter Models

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    Thomas Jacques; Karl Nordström

    2015-06-22

    The move towards simplified models for Run II of the LHC will allow for stronger and more robust constraints on the dark sector. However there already exists a wealth of Run I data which should not be ignored in the run-up to Run II. Here we reinterpret public constraints on generic beyond-standard-model cross sections to place new constraints on a simplified model. We make use of an ATLAS search in the monojet $+$ missing energy channel to constrain a representative simplified model with the dark matter coupling to an axial-vector $Z'$. We scan the entire parameter space of our chosen model to set the strongest current collider constraints on our model using the full 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ ATLAS 8 TeV dataset and provide predictions for constraints that can be set with 20 fb$^{-1}$ of 14 TeV data. Our technique can also be used for the interpretation of Run II data and provides a broad benchmark for comparing future constraints on simplified models.

  14. Density functional with full exact exchange, balanced nonlocality of correlations, and constraint satisfaction

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    Tao, Jianmin; Perdew, John P; Staroverov, Viktor N; Scuseria, Gustavo E

    2008-01-01

    We construct a nonlocal density functional approximation with full exact exchange, while preserving the constraint-satisfaction approach and justified error cancellations of simpler semilocal functionals. This is achieved by interpolating between different approximations suitable for two extreme regions of the electron density. In a 'normal' region, the exact exchange-correlation hole density around an electron is semilocal because its spatial range is reduced by correlation and because it integrates over a narrow range to -1. These regions are well described by popular semilocal approximations (many of which have been constructed nonempirically), because of proper accuracy for a slowly-varying density or because of error cancellation between exchange and correlation. 'Abnormal' regions, where non locality is unveiled, include those in which exchange can dominate correlation (one-electron, nonuniform high-density, and rapidly-varying limits), and those open subsystems of fluctuating electron number over which the exact exchange-correlation hole integrates to a value greater than -1. Regions between these extremes are described by a hybrid functional mixing exact and semi local exchange energy densities locally (i.e., with a mixing fraction that is a function of position r and a functional of the density). Because our mixing fraction tends to 1 in the high-density limit, we employ full exact exchange according to the rigorous definition of the exchange component of any exchange-correlation energy functional. Use of full exact exchange permits the satisfaction of many exact constraints, but the nonlocality of exchange also requires balanced nonlocality of correlation. We find that this nonlocality can demand at least five empirical parameters (corresponding roughly to the four kinds of abnormal regions). Our local hybrid functional is perhaps the first accurate size-consistent density functional with full exact exchange. It satisfies other known exact constraints, including exactness for all one-electron densities, and provides an excellent, fit 1.0 the 223 molecular enthalpies of formation of the G3/99 set and the 42 reaction barrier heights of the BH42/03 set, improving both (but especially the latter) over most semilocal functionals and global hybrids. Exact constraints, physical insights, and paradigm examples hopefully suppress 'overfitting'.

  15. Constraints on the progenitor system of the type Ia supernova 2014J from pre-explosion Hubble space telescope imaging

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    Kelly, Patrick L.; Fox, Ori D.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Shen, Ken J.; Zheng, WeiKang; Graham, Melissa L.; Tucker, Brad E. [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Cenko, S. Bradley [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 662, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Prato, Lisa [Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (United States); Schaefer, Gail, E-mail: pkelly@astro.berkeley.edu [The CHARA Array of Georgia State University, Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson, CA 91023 (United States)

    2014-07-20

    We constrain the properties of the progenitor system of the highly reddened Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) 2014J in Messier 82 (M82; d ? 3.5 Mpc). We determine the supernova (SN) location using Keck-II K-band adaptive optics images, and we find no evidence for flux from a progenitor system in pre-explosion near-ultraviolet through near-infrared Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images. Our upper limits exclude systems having a bright red giant companion, including symbiotic novae with luminosities comparable to that of RS Ophiuchi. While the flux constraints are also inconsistent with predictions for comparatively cool He-donor systems (T ? 35,000 K), we cannot preclude a system similar to V445 Puppis. The progenitor constraints are robust across a wide range of R{sub V} and A{sub V} values, but significantly greater values than those inferred from the SN light curve and spectrum would yield proportionally brighter luminosity limits. The comparatively faint flux expected from a binary progenitor system consisting of white dwarf stars would not have been detected in the pre-explosion HST imaging. Infrared HST exposures yield more stringent constraints on the luminosities of very cool (T < 3000 K) companion stars than was possible in the case of SN Ia 2011fe.

  16. CSPs and complexity An instance of the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) consists of a set of

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    CSPs and complexity An instance of the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) consists of a set to the variables in a way so that all constraints are (simultaneously) satisfied. The general CSP is NP-complete. However, when the CSP is restricted to a fixed constraint language (a set of allowed constraint

  17. LOCO with Constraints and Improved Fitting Technique

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    Huang, Xiaobiao; Safranek, James; Portmann, Greg; /LBL, Berkeley

    2009-06-18

    LOCO has been a powerful beam-based diagnostics and optics control method for storage rings and synchrotrons worldwide ever since it was established at NSLS by J. Safranek. This method measures the orbit response matrix and optionally the dispersion function of the machine. The data are then fitted to a lattice model by adjusting parameters such as quadrupole and skew quadrupole strengths in the model, BPM gains and rolls, corrector gains and rolls of the measurement system. Any abnormality of the machine that affects the machine optics can then be identified. The resulting lattice model is equivalent to the real machine lattice as seen by the BPMs. Since there are usually two or more BPMs per betatron period in modern circular accelerators, the model is often a very accurate representation of the real machine. According to the fitting result, one can correct the machine lattice to the design lattice by changing the quadrupole and skew quadrupole strengths. LOCO is so important that it is routinely performed at many electron storage rings to guarantee machine performance, especially after the Matlab-based LOCO code became available. However, for some machines, LOCO is not easy to carry out. In some cases, LOCO fitting converges to an unrealistic solution with large changes to the quadrupole strengths {Delta}K. The quadrupole gradient changes can be so large that the resulting lattice model fails to find a closed orbit and subsequent iterations become impossible. In cases when LOCO converges, the solution can have {Delta}K that is larger than realistic and often along with a spurious zigzag pattern between adjacent quadrupoles. This degeneracy behavior of LOCO is due to the correlation between the fitting parameters - usually between neighboring quadrupoles. The fitting scheme is therefore less restrictive over certain patterns of changes to these quadrupoles with which the correlated quadrupoles fight each other and the net effect is very inefficient {chi}{sup 2} reduction, i.e., small {chi}{sup 2} reduction with large changes of {Delta}K. Under effects of random noise, the fitting solution tends to crawl toward these patterns and ends up with unrealistically large {Delta}K. Such a solution is not very useful in optics correction because after the solution is dialed in, the quadrupoles will not respond as predicted by the lattice model due to magnet hysteresis. We will show that adding constraints to the fitting parameters is an effective way to combat this problem of LOCO. In fact, it improves optics calibration precision even for machines that don't show severe degeneracy behavior. LOCO fitting is essentially to solve a nonlinear least square problem with an iterative approach. The linear least square technique is applied in each iteration to move the solution toward the minimum. This approach is commonly referred to as the Gauss-Newton method. By using singular value decomposition (SVD) to invert the Jacobian matrix, this method has generally been very successful for LOCO. However, this method is based on a linear expansion of the residual vector over the fitting parameters which is valid only when the starting solution is sufficiently close to the real minimum. The fitting algorithm can have difficulties to converge when the initial guess is too far off. For example, it's possible for the {chi}{sup 2} merit function to increase after an iteration instead of decrease. This situation can be improved by using more robust nonlinear least square fitting algorithms, such as the Levenberg-Marquardt method. We will discuss the degeneracy problem in section 2 and then show how the constrained fitting can help in section 3. The application of Levenberg-Marquadt method to LOCO is shown in section 4. A summary is given in section 5.

  18. Cosmological constraints on superconducting dark energy models

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    Keresztes, Zoltán; Harko, Tiberiu; Liang, Shi-Dong

    2015-01-01

    We consider cosmological tests of a scalar-vector-tensor gravitational model, in which the dark energy is included in the total action through a gauge invariant, electromagnetic type contribution. The ground state of dark energy, corresponding to a constant potential $V$ is a Bose-Einstein type condensate with spontaneously broken U(1) symmetry. In another words dark energy appears as a massive vector field emerging from a superposition of a massless vector and a scalar field, the latter corresponding to the Goldstone boson. Two particular cosmological models, corresponding to pure electric and pure magnetic type potentials, respectively are confronted with Type IA Supernovae and Hubble parameter data. In the electric case good fit is obtained along a narrow inclined stripe in the $\\Omega _{m}-\\Omega _{V}$ parameter plane, which includes the $\\Lambda $CDM limit. The other points on this admissible region represent superconducting dark energy as a sum of a cosmological constant and a time-evolving contribution...

  19. Water Constraints in an Electric Sector Capacity Expansion Model

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    Macknick, Jordan; Cohen, Stuart; Newmark, Robin; Martinez, Andrew; Sullivan, Patrick; Tidwell, Vince

    2015-07-17

    This analysis provides a description of the first U.S. national electricity capacity expansion model to incorporate water resource availability and costs as a constraint for the future development of the electricity sector. The Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model was modified to incorporate water resource availability constraints and costs in each of its 134 Balancing Area (BA) regions along with differences in costs and efficiencies of cooling systems. Water resource availability and cost data are from recently completed research at Sandia National Laboratories (Tidwell et al. 2013b). Scenarios analyzed include a business-as-usual 3 This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. scenario without water constraints as well as four scenarios that include water constraints and allow for different cooling systems and types of water resources to be utilized. This analysis provides insight into where water resource constraints could affect the choice, configuration, or location of new electricity technologies.

  20. NEPTUNE'S WILD DAYS: CONSTRAINTS FROM THE ECCENTRICITY DISTRIBUTION OF THE CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT

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    Dawson, Rebekah I.; Murray-Clay, Ruth, E-mail: rdawson@cfa.harvard.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS-51, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2012-05-01

    Neptune's dynamical history shaped the current orbits of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), leaving clues to the planet's orbital evolution. In the 'classical' region, a population of dynamically 'hot' high-inclination KBOs overlies a flat 'cold' population with distinct physical properties. Simulations of qualitatively different histories for Neptune, including smooth migration on a circular orbit or scattering by other planets to a high eccentricity, have not simultaneously produced both populations. We explore a general Kuiper Belt assembly model that forms hot classical KBOs interior to Neptune and delivers them to the classical region, where the cold population forms in situ. First, we present evidence that the cold population is confined to eccentricities well below the limit dictated by long-term survival. Therefore, Neptune must deliver hot KBOs into the long-term survival region without excessively exciting the eccentricities of the cold population. Imposing this constraint, we explore the parameter space of Neptune's eccentricity and eccentricity damping, migration, and apsidal precession. We rule out much of parameter space, except where Neptune is scattered to a moderately eccentric orbit (e > 0.15) and subsequently migrates a distance {Delta}a{sub N} = 1-6 AU. Neptune's moderate eccentricity must either damp quickly or be accompanied by fast apsidal precession. We find that Neptune's high eccentricity alone does not generate a chaotic sea in the classical region. Chaos can result from Neptune's interactions with Uranus, exciting the cold KBOs and placing additional constraints. Finally, we discuss how to interpret our constraints in the context of the full, complex dynamical history of the solar system.

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  2. Chaos, Dirac observables and constraint quantization

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    Bianca Dittrich; Philipp A. Hoehn; Tim A. Koslowski; Mike I. Nelson

    2015-08-08

    There is good evidence that full general relativity is non-integrable or even chaotic. We point out the severe repercussions: differentiable Dirac observables and a reduced phase space do not exist in non-integrable constrained systems and are thus unlikely to occur in a generic general relativistic context. Instead, gauge invariant quantities generally become discontinuous, thus not admitting Poisson-algebraic structures and posing serious challenges to a quantization. Non-integrability also renders the paradigm of relational dynamics cumbersome, thereby straining common interpretations of the dynamics. We illustrate these conceptual and technical challenges with simple toy models. In particular, we exhibit reparametrization invariant models which fail to be integrable and, as a consequence, can either not be quantized with standard methods or lead to sick quantum theories without a semiclassical limit. These troubles are qualitatively distinct from semiclassical subtleties in unconstrained quantum chaos and can be directly traced back to the scarcity of Dirac observables. As a possible resolution, we propose to change the method of quantization by refining the configuration space topology until the generalized observables become continuous in the new topology and can acquire a quantum representation. This leads to the polymer quantization method underlying loop quantum cosmology and gravity. Remarkably, the polymer quantum theory circumvents the problems of the quantization with smooth topology, indicating that non-integrability and chaos, while a challenge, may not be a fundamental obstruction for quantum gravity.

  3. Cosmological constraints on superconducting dark energy models

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    Zoltán Keresztes; László Á. Gergely; Tiberiu Harko; Shi-Dong Liang

    2015-09-01

    We consider cosmological tests of a scalar-vector-tensor gravitational model, in which the dark energy is included in the total action through a gauge invariant, electromagnetic type contribution. The ground state of dark energy, corresponding to a constant potential $V$ is a Bose-Einstein type condensate with spontaneously broken U(1) symmetry. In another words dark energy appears as a massive vector field emerging from a superposition of a massless vector and a scalar field, the latter corresponding to the Goldstone boson. Two particular cosmological models, corresponding to pure electric and pure magnetic type potentials, respectively are confronted with Type IA Supernovae and Hubble parameter data. In the electric case good fit is obtained along a narrow inclined stripe in the $\\Omega _{m}-\\Omega _{V}$ parameter plane, which includes the $\\Lambda $CDM limit. The other points on this admissible region represent superconducting dark energy as a sum of a cosmological constant and a time-evolving contribution. In the magnetic case the cosmological test selects either i) parameter ranges of the superconducting dark energy allowing for the standard baryonic plus dark matter or ii) a unified superconducting dark matter and dark energy model, additionally including only the baryonic sector. The cosmological data is best matched when the matter decouples from both the scalar and vector sectors of dark energy, hence favoring matter conservation as opposed to particle creation in an irreversible process.

  4. PHYSICAL CONSTRAINTS ON FAST RADIO BURSTS

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    Luan, Jing; Goldreich, Peter

    2014-04-20

    Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are isolated, ms radio pulses with dispersion measure (DM) of order 10{sup 3} pc cm{sup –3}. Galactic candidates for the DM of high latitude bursts detected at GHz frequencies are easily dismissed. DM from bursts emitted in stellar coronas are limited by free-free absorption and those from H II regions are bounded by the nondetection of associated free-free emission at radio wavelengths. Thus, if astronomical, FRBs are probably extragalactic. FRB 110220 has a scattering tail of ?5.6 ± 0.1 ms. If the electron density fluctuations arise from a turbulent cascade, the scattering is unlikely to be due to propagation through the diffuse intergalactic plasma. A more plausible explanation is that this burst sits in the central region of its host galaxy. Pulse durations of order ms constrain the sizes of FRB sources implying high brightness temperatures that indicates coherent emission. Electric fields near FRBs at cosmological distances would be so strong that they could accelerate free electrons from rest to relativistic energies in a single wave period.

  5. Transition redshift in $f(T)$ cosmology and observational constraints

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    Salvatore Capozziello; Orlando Luongo; Emmanuel N. Saridakis

    2015-06-18

    We extract constraints on the transition redshift $z_{tr}$, determining the onset of cosmic acceleration, predicted by an effective cosmographic construction, in the framework of $f(T)$ gravity. In particular, employing cosmography we obtain bounds on the viable $f(T)$ forms and their derivatives. Since this procedure is model independent, as long as the scalar curvature is fixed, we are able to determine intervals for $z_{tr}$. In this way we guarantee that the Solar-System constraints are preserved and moreover we extract bounds on the transition time and the free parameters of the scenario. We find that the transition redshifts predicted by $f(T)$ cosmology, although compatible with the standard $\\Lambda$CDM predictions, are slightly smaller. Finally, in order to obtain observational constraints on $f(T)$ cosmology, we perform a Monte Carlo fitting using supernova data, involving the most recent union 2.1 data set.

  6. Matrix Elements of Lorentzian Hamiltonian Constraint in LQG

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    Emanuele Alesci; Klaus Liegener; Antonia Zipfel

    2013-07-18

    The Hamiltonian constraint is the key element of the canonical formulation of LQG coding its dynamics. In Ashtekar-Barbero variables it naturally splits into the so called Euclidean and Lorentzian parts. However, due to the high complexity of this operator, only the matrix elements of the Euclidean part have been considered so far. Here we evaluate the action of the full constraint, including the Lorentzian part. The computation requires an heavy use of SU(2) recoupling theory and several tricky identities among n-j symbols are used to find the final result: these identities, together with the graphical calculus used to derive them, also simplify the Euclidean constraint and are of general interest in LQG computations.

  7. Connectivity in Secure Wireless Sensor Networks under Transmission Constraints

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    Zhao, Jun; Gligor, Virgil

    2015-01-01

    In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), the Eschenauer-Gligor (EG) key pre-distribution scheme is a widely recognized way to secure communications. Although connectivity properties of secure WSNs with the EG scheme have been extensively investigated, few results address physical transmission constraints. These constraints reflect real-world implementations of WSNs in which two sensors have to be within a certain distance from each other to communicate. In this paper, we present zero-one laws for connectivity in WSNs employing the EG scheme under transmission constraints. These laws help specify the critical transmission ranges for connectivity. Our analytical findings are confirmed via numerical experiments. In addition to secure WSNs, our theoretical results are also applied to frequency hopping in wireless networks.

  8. An alternative approach to solving the Hamiltonian constraint

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    Thomas W. Baumgarte

    2012-04-24

    Solving Einstein's constraint equations for the construction of black hole initial data requires handling the black hole singularity. Typically, this is done either with the excision method, in which the black hole interior is excised from the numerical grid, or with the puncture method, in which the singular part of the conformal factor is expressed in terms of an analytical background solution, and the Hamiltonian constraint is then solved for a correction to the background solution that, usually, is assumed to be regular everywhere. We discuss an alternative approach in which the Hamiltonian constraint is solved for an inverse power of the conformal factor. This new function remains finite everywhere, so that this approach requires neither excision nor a split into background and correction. In particular, this method can be used without modification even when the correction to the conformal factor is singular itself. We demonstrate this feature for rotating black holes in the trumpet topology.

  9. Cosmic Shear Results from the Deep Lens Survey - II: Full Cosmological Parameter Constraints from Tomography

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    Jee, M James; Hilbert, Stefan; Schneider, Michael D; Schmidt, Samuel; Wittman, David

    2015-01-01

    We present a tomographic cosmic shear study from the Deep Lens Survey (DLS), which, providing a limiting magnitude r_{lim}~27 (5 sigma), is designed as a pre-cursor Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) survey with an emphasis on depth. Using five tomographic redshift bins, we study their auto- and cross-correlations to constrain cosmological parameters. We use a luminosity-dependent nonlinear model to account for the astrophysical systematics originating from intrinsic alignments of galaxy shapes. We find that the cosmological leverage of the DLS is among the highest among existing >10 sq. deg cosmic shear surveys. Combining the DLS tomography with the 9-year results of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP9) gives Omega_m=0.293_{-0.014}^{+0.012}, sigma_8=0.833_{-0.018}^{+0.011}, H_0=68.6_{-1.2}^{+1.4} km/s/Mpc, and Omega_b=0.0475+-0.0012 for LCDM, reducing the uncertainties of the WMAP9-only constraints by ~50%. When we do not assume flatness for LCDM, we obtain the curvature constraint Omega_k=-0...

  10. NUCLEOSYNTHESIS CONSTRAINTS ON THE NEUTRON STAR-BLACK HOLE MERGER RATE

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    Bauswein, A. [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Ardevol Pulpillo, R.; Janka, H.-T. [Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Goriely, S., E-mail: bauswein@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE [Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, C.P. 226, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

    2014-11-01

    We derive constraints on the time-averaged event rate of neutron star-black hole (NS-BH) mergers by using estimates of the population-integrated production of heavy rapid neutron-capture (r-process) elements with nuclear mass numbers A > 140 by such events in comparison to the Galactic repository of these chemical species. Our estimates are based on relativistic hydrodynamical simulations convolved with theoretical predictions of the binary population. This allows us to determine a strict upper limit of the average NS-BH merger rate of ?6× 10{sup –5} per year. We quantify the uncertainties of this estimate to be within factors of a few mostly because of the unknown BH spin distribution of such systems, the uncertain equation of state of NS matter, and possible errors in the Galactic content of r-process material. Our approach implies a correlation between the merger rates of NS-BH binaries and of double NS systems. Predictions of the detection rate of gravitational-wave signals from such compact object binaries by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo on the optimistic side are incompatible with the constraints set by our analysis.

  11. Constraints on Very High Energy gamma-ray emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts

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    R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; E. Blaufuss; D. G. Coyne; T. DeYoung; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; M. M. Gonzalez; J. A. Goodman; E. Hays; C. M. Hoffman; L. A. Kelley; C. P. Lansdell; J. T. Linnemann; J. E. McEnery; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; D. Noyes; J. M. Ryan; F. W. Samuelson; P. M. Saz Parkinson; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; D. A. Williams; M. E. Wilson; X. W. Xu; G. B. Yodh

    2005-03-11

    The Milagro gamma-ray observatory employs a water Cherenkov detector to observe extensive air showers produced by high energy particles interacting in the Earth's atmosphere. Milagro has a wide field of view and high duty cycle, monitoring the northern sky almost continuously in the 100 GeV to 100 TeV energy range. Milagro is, thus, uniquely capable of searching for very high-energy emission from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) during the prompt emission phase. Detection of >100 GeV counterparts would place powerful constraints on GRB mechanisms. Twenty-five satellite-triggered GRBs occurred within the field of view of Milagro between January 2000 and December 2001. We have searched for counterparts to these GRBs and found no significant emission from any of the burst positions. Due to the absorption of high-energy gamma rays by the extragalactic background light, detections are only expected to be possible for redshifts less than ~0.5. Three of the GRBs studied have measured redshifts. GRB 010921 has a redshift low enough (0.45) to allow an upper limit on the fluence to place an observational constraint on potential GRB models.

  12. CONSTRAINTS ON AXION-LIKE PARTICLES FROM X-RAY OBSERVATIONS OF THE HYDRA GALAXY CLUSTER

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    Wouters, Denis; Brun, Pierre, E-mail: denis.wouters@cea.fr, E-mail: pierre.brun@cea.fr [CEA, Irfu, Centre de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2013-07-20

    Axion-like particles (ALPs) belong to a class of new pseudoscalar particles that generically couple to photons, opening the possibility of oscillations from photons into ALPs in an external magnetic field. Having witnessed the turbulence of their magnetic fields, these oscillations are expected to imprint irregularities on a limited energy range of the spectrum of astrophysical sources. In this study, Chandra observations of the Hydra galaxy cluster are used to constrain the value of the coupling of ALPs to photons. We consider the conversion of X-ray photons from the central source Hydra A in the magnetic field of the cluster. The magnetic field strength and structure are well determined observationally, which adds to the robustness of the analysis. The absence of anomalous irregularities in the X-ray spectrum of Hydra A conservatively provides the most competitive constraints on the coupling constant for ALP masses below 7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} eV at the level of g{sub {gamma}a} < 8.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} GeV{sup -1} at the 95% confidence level. Because of the specific phenomenology involved, these constraints actually hold more generally for very light pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone bosons.

  13. Constraints on binary neutron star merger product from short GRB observations

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    Gao, He; Lü, Hou-Jun

    2015-01-01

    Binary neutron star mergers are strong gravitational wave (GW) sources and the leading candidates to interpret short duration gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). Under the assumptions that SGRBs are produced by double neutron star mergers, we use the statistical observational properties of {\\em Swift} SGRBs and the mass distribution of Galactic double neutron star systems to place constraints on the neutron star equation of state (EoS) and the properties of the post-merger product. We show that current observations already put following tight constraints: 1) A neutron star EoS with a maximum mass close to a parameterization of $M_{\\rm max} = 2.37\\,M_\\odot (1+1.58\\times10^{-10} P^{-2.84})$ is favored; 2) The fractions for the several outcomes of NS-NS mergers are as follows: $\\sim40\\%$ prompt BHs, $\\sim30\\%$ supra-massive NSs that collapse to BHs in a range of delay time scales, and $\\sim30\\%$ stable NSs that never collapse; 3) The initial spin of the newly born supra-massive NSs should be near the breakup limit ($P_i\\s...

  14. A hybrid approach for the modal analysis of continuous systems with localized nonlinear constraints.

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    Brake, Matthew Robert

    2010-10-01

    The analysis of continuous systems with nonlinearities in their domain have previously been limited to either numerical approaches, or analytical methods that are constrained in the parameter space, boundary conditions, or order of the system. The present analysis develops a robust method for studying continuous systems with arbitrary boundary conditions and nonlinearities using the assumption that the nonlinear constraint can be modeled with a piecewise-linear force-deflection constitutive relationship. Under this assumption, a superposition method is used to generate homogeneous boundary conditions, and modal analysis is used to find the displacement of the system in each state of the piecewise-linear nonlinearity. In order to map across each nonlinearity in the piecewise-linear force-deflection profile, a variational calculus approach is taken that minimizes the L2 energy norm between the previous and current states. To illustrate this method, a leaf spring coupled with a connector pin immersed in a viscous fluid is modeled as a beam with a piecewise-linear constraint. From the results of the convergence and parameter studies, a high correlation between the finite-time Lyapunov exponents and the contact time per period of the excitation is observed. The parameter studies also indicate that when the system's parameters are changed in order to reduce the magnitude of the velocity impact between the leaf spring and connector pin, the extent of the regions over which a chaotic response is observed increases.

  15. Constraints on modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity during big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Motohiko Kusakabe; Seoktae Koh; K. S. Kim; Myung-Ki Cheoun

    2015-07-20

    The modified gravity is considered to be one of possible explanations of the accelerated expansions of the present and the early universe. We study effects of the modified gravity on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). If effects of the modified gravity are significant during the BBN epoch, they should be observed as changes of primordial light element abundances. We assume a $f(G)$ term with the Gauss-Bonnet term $G$, during the BBN epoch. A power-law relation of $df/dG \\propto t^p$ where $t$ is the cosmic time was assumed for the function $f(G)$ as an example case. We solve time evolutions of physical variables during BBN in the $f(G)$ gravity model numerically, and analyzed calculated results. It is found that a proper solution for the cosmic expansion rate can be lost in some parameter region. In addition, we show that calculated results of primordial light element abundances can be significantly different from observational data. Especially, observational limits on primordial D abundance leads to the strongest constraint on the $f(G)$ gravity. We then derive constraints on parameters of the $f(G)$ gravity taking into account the existence of the solution of expansion rate and final light element abundances.

  16. Horava Gravity in the Effective Field Theory formalism: from cosmology to observational constraints

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    Frusciante, Noemi; Vernieri, Daniele; Hu, Bin; Silvestri, Alessandra

    2015-01-01

    We consider Horava gravity within the framework of the EFT of dark energy and modified gravity. We work out a complete mapping of the theory into the EFT language for an action including all the operators which are relevant for linear perturbations with up to sixth order spatial derivatives. We then employ an updated version of the EFTCAMB/EFTCosmoMC package to study the cosmology of the low-energy limit of Horava gravity and place constraints on its parameters using several cosmological data sets. In particular we consider two cases: the first in which the three parameters of the low-energy theory are all varied and a second case that is tuned to evade PPN constraints, reducing the number of free parameters to two. We employ data sets which include the CMB TT and lensing power spectra by Planck 2013, WMAP low-l polarization spectra, the WiggleZ galaxy power spectrum, the local Hubble measurements, Supernovae data from SNLS, SDSS and HST and the BAO measurements from BOSS, SDSS and 6dFGS. For both cases we es...

  17. FUEL CASK IMPACT LIMITER VULNERABILITIES

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    Leduc, D; Jeffery England, J; Roy Rothermel, R

    2009-02-09

    Cylindrical fuel casks often have impact limiters surrounding just the ends of the cask shaft in a typical 'dumbbell' arrangement. The primary purpose of these impact limiters is to absorb energy to reduce loads on the cask structure during impacts associated with a severe accident. Impact limiters are also credited in many packages with protecting closure seals and maintaining lower peak temperatures during fire events. For this credit to be taken in safety analyses, the impact limiter attachment system must be shown to retain the impact limiter following Normal Conditions of Transport (NCT) and Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) impacts. Large casks are often certified by analysis only because of the costs associated with testing. Therefore, some cask impact limiter attachment systems have not been tested in real impacts. A recent structural analysis of the T-3 Spent Fuel Containment Cask found problems with the design of the impact limiter attachment system. Assumptions in the original Safety Analysis for Packaging (SARP) concerning the loading in the attachment bolts were found to be inaccurate in certain drop orientations. This paper documents the lessons learned and their applicability to impact limiter attachment system designs.

  18. Mechanical contact by constraints and split-based preconditioning

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    Dmitry Karpeyev; Derek Gaston; Jason Hales; Steven Novascone

    2014-03-01

    An accurate implementation of glued mechanical contact was developed in MOOSE based on its Constraint system. This approach results in a superior convergence of elastic structure problems, in particular in BISON. Adaptation of this technique to frictionless and frictional contact models is under way. Additionally, the improved convergence of elastic problems results from the application of the split-based preconditioners to constraint-based systems. This yields a substantial increase in the robustness of elastic solvers when the number of nodes in contact is increased and/or the mesh is refined.

  19. Convex Hulls of Quadratically Parameterized Sets With Quadratic Constraints

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    Nie, Jiawang

    2011-01-01

    Let V be a semialgebraic set parameterized by quadratic polynomials over a quadratic set T. This paper studies semidefinite representation of its convex hull by projections of spectrahedra (defined by linear matrix inequalities). When T is defined by a single quadratic constraint, we prove that its convex hull is equal to the first order moment type semidefinite relaxation of $V$, up to taking closures. Similar results hold when every quadratic polynomial is homogeneous and T is defined by two homogeneous quadratic constraints,or V is defined by rational quadratic parameterizations.

  20. Strong gravitational lensing constraints on holographic dark energy

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    Cui, Jing-Lei; Zhang, Jing-Fei; Zhang, Xin

    2015-01-01

    Strong gravitational lensing (SGL) has provided an important tool for probing galaxies and cosmology. In this paper, we use the SGL data to constrain the holographic dark energy model, as well as models that have the same parameter number, such as the $w$CDM and Ricci dark energy models. We find that only using SGL is difficult to effectively constrain the model parameters. However, when the SGL data are combined with CBS (CMB+BAO+SN) data, the reasonable estimations can be given and the constraint precision is improved to a certain extent, relative to the case of CBS only. Therefore, SGL is an useful way to tighten constraints on model parameters.

  1. Gamma Ray Burst Constraints on Ultraviolet Lorentz Invariance Violation

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    Tina Kahniashvili; Grigol Gogoberidze; Bharat Ratra

    2006-10-20

    We present a unified general formalism for ultraviolet Lorentz invariance violation (LV) testing through electromagnetic wave propagation, based on both dispersion and rotation measure data. This allows for a direct comparison of the efficacy of different data to constrain LV. As an example we study the signature of LV on the rotation of the polarization plane of $\\gamma$-rays from gamma ray bursts in a LV model. Here $\\gamma$-ray polarization data can provide a strong constraint on LV, 13 orders of magnitude more restrictive than a potential constraint from the rotation of the cosmic microwave background polarization proposed by Gamboa, L\\'{o}pez-Sarri\\'{o}n, and Polychronakos (2006).

  2. Poisson Bracket for Fermion Fields: Correspondence Principle, Second Class Constraints and Hamilton-Jacobi equation

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    M. Leclerc

    2012-11-18

    We introduce a symmetric Poisson bracket that allows us to describe anticommuting fields on a classical level in the same way as commuting fields, without the use of Grassmann variables. By means of a simple example, we show how the Dirac bracket for the elimination of the second class constraints can be introduced, how the classical Hamiltonian equations can be derived and how quantization can be achieved through a direct correspondence principle. Finally, we show that the semiclassical limit of the corresponding Schroedinger equation leads back to the Hamilton-Jacobi equation of the classical theory. Summarizing, it is shown that the relations between classical and quantum theory are valid for fermionic fields in exactly the same way as in the bosonic case, and that there is no need to introduce anticommuting variables on a classical level.

  3. Description of quantum coherence in thermodynamic processes requires constraints beyond free energy

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    Matteo Lostaglio; David Jennings; Terry Rudolph

    2015-03-16

    Recent studies have developed fundamental limitations on nanoscale thermodynamics, in terms of a set of independent free energy relations. Here we show that free energy relations cannot properly describe quantum coherence in thermodynamic processes. By casting time-asymmetry as a quantifiable, fundamental resource of a quantum state we arrive at an additional, independent set of thermodynamic constraints that naturally extend the existing ones. These asymmetry relations reveal that the traditional Szilard engine argument does not extend automatically to quantum coherences, but instead only relational coherences in a multipartite scenario can contribute to thermodynamic work. We find that coherence transformations are always irreversible. Our results also reveal additional structural parallels between thermodynamics and the theory of entanglement.

  4. Constraints on the inner edge of neutron star crusts from relativistic nuclear energy density functionals

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    Moustakidis, Ch. C.; Lalazissis, G. A.; Niksic, T.; Vretenar, D.; Ring, P.

    2010-06-15

    The transition density n{sub t} and pressure P{sub t} at the inner edge between the liquid core and the solid crust of a neutron star are analyzed using the thermodynamical method and the framework of relativistic nuclear energy density functionals. Starting from a functional that has been carefully adjusted to experimental binding energies of finite nuclei, and varying the density dependence of the corresponding symmetry energy within the limits determined by isovector properties of finite nuclei, we estimate the constraints on the core-crust transition density and pressure of neutron stars: 0.086 fm{sup -3}<=n{sub t}<0.090 fm{sup -3} and 0.3 MeV fm{sup -3}

  5. Lesson 8 Infinite Limits and One-sided Limits

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    2013-09-06

    Sep 6, 2013 ... long-term behavior. A common model for the population of a species in an area is the logistic model: Lesson 8 Infinite Limits and One-sided ...

  6. A Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis Limit on the Neutral Fermion Decays into Neutrinos

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    Motohiko Kusakabe; A. B. Balantekin; Toshitaka Kajino; Y. Pehlivan

    2013-04-09

    Using the primordial helium abundance, an upper limit to the magnetic moments for Dirac neutrinos had been provided by imposing restrictions on the number of the additional helicity states. Considering non-thermal photons produced in the decay of the heavy sterile mass eigenstates due to the neutrino magnetic moment, we explore the constraints imposed by the observed abundances of all the light elements produced during the Big Bang nucleosynthesis.

  7. Deep thermal infrared imaging of HR 8799 bcde: new atmospheric constraints and limits on a fifth planet

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    Currie, Thayne; Cloutier, Ryan; Jayawardhana, Ray; Burrows, Adam; Girard, Julien H.; Fukagawa, Misato; Sorahana, Satoko; Kuchner, Marc; Kenyon, Scott J.; Madhusudhan, Nikku; Itoh, Yoichi; Matsumura, Soko; Pyo, Tae-Soo

    2014-11-10

    We present new L' (3.8 ?m) and Br? (4.05 ?m) data and reprocessed archival L' data for the young, planet-hosting star HR 8799 obtained with Keck/NIRC2, VLT/NaCo, and Subaru/IRCS. We detect all four HR 8799 planets in each data set at a moderate to high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ? 6-15). We fail to identify a fifth planet, 'HR 8799 f', at r < 15 AU at a 5? confidence level: one suggestive, marginally significant residual at 0.''2 is most likely a point-spread function artifact. Assuming companion ages of 30 Myr and the Baraffe planet cooling models, we rule out an HR 8799 f with a mass of 5 M{sub J} (7 M{sub J} ), 7 M{sub J} (10 M{sub J} ), or 12 M{sub J} (13 M{sub J} ) at r {sub proj} ? 12 AU, 9 AU, and 5 AU, respectively. All four HR 8799 planets have red early T dwarf-like L' – [4.05] colors, suggesting that their spectral energy distributions peak in between the L' and M' broadband filters. We find no statistically significant difference in HR 8799 cde's color. Atmosphere models assuming thick, patchy clouds appear to better match HR 8799 bcde's photometry than models assuming a uniform cloud layer. While non-equilibrium carbon chemistry is required to explain HR 8799 b and c's photometry/spectra, evidence for it from HR 8799 d and e's photometry is weaker. Future, deep-IR spectroscopy/spectrophotometry with the Gemini Planet Imager, SCExAO/CHARIS, and other facilities may clarify whether the planets are chemically similar or heterogeneous.

  8. Constraints on Interpretation of Ecological Niche Models by Limited Environmental Ranges on Calibration Areas: Software Script Appendix

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    Owens, Hannah L.; Campbell, Lindsay P.; Dornak, Laura Lynnette; Saupe, Erin E.; Barve, Narayani; Soberó n, Jorge; Ingenloff, Kathryn; Lira-Noriega, André s; Hensz, Christopher; Myers, Corinne E.; Peterson, A. Townsend

    2012-09-21

    A common application of correlational models of ecological niches of species is to transfer model rules onto other sets of conditions to evaluate distributional potential under those conditions. As with any model fitting ...

  9. Constraints on the atmospheric circulation and variability of the eccentric hot Jupiter XO-3b

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    Wong, Ian; Knutson, Heather A.; Cowan, Nicolas B.; Lewis, Nikole K.; Agol, Eric; Burrows, Adam; Deming, Drake; Fortney, Jonathan J.; Laughlin, Gregory; Fulton, Benjamin J.; Langton, Jonathan; Showman, Adam P.

    2014-10-20

    We report secondary eclipse photometry of the hot Jupiter XO-3b in the 4.5 ?m band taken with the Infrared Array Camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope. We measure individual eclipse depths and center of eclipse times for a total of 12 secondary eclipses. We fit these data simultaneously with two transits observed in the same band in order to obtain a global best-fit secondary eclipse depth of 0.1580% ± 0.0036% and a center of eclipse phase of 0.67004 ± 0.00013. We assess the relative magnitude of variations in the dayside brightness of the planet by measuring the size of the residuals during ingress and egress from fitting the combined eclipse light curve with a uniform disk model and place an upper limit of 0.05%. The new secondary eclipse observations extend the total baseline from one and a half years to nearly three years, allowing us to place an upper limit on the periastron precession rate of 2.9 × 10{sup –3} deg day{sup –1}— the tightest constraint to date on the periastron precession rate of a hot Jupiter. We use the new transit observations to calculate improved estimates for the system properties, including an updated orbital ephemeris. We also use the large number of secondary eclipses to obtain the most stringent limits to date on the orbit-to-orbit variability of an eccentric hot Jupiter and demonstrate the consistency of multiple-epoch Spitzer observations.

  10. Observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: Constraints and correlations from world neutrino data

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    G. L. Fogli; E. Lisi; A. Marrone; A. Melchiorri; A. Palazzo; P. Serra; J. Silk

    2004-11-17

    In the context of three-flavor neutrino mixing, we present a thorough study of the phenomenological constraints applicable to three observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: The effective neutrino mass in Tritium beta decay (m_beta); the effective Majorana neutrino mass in neutrinoless double beta decay (m_2beta); and the sum of neutrino masses in cosmology (Sigma). We discuss the correlations among these variables which arise from the combination of all the available neutrino oscillation data, in both normal and inverse neutrino mass hierarchy. We set upper limits on m_beta by combining updated results from the Mainz and Troitsk experiments. We also consider the latest results on m_2beta from the Heidelberg-Moscow experiment, both with and without the lower bound claimed by such experiment. We derive upper limits on Sigma from an updated combination of data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite and the 2 degrees Fields (2dF) Galaxy Redshifts Survey, with and without Lyman-alpha forest data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), in models with a non-zero running of the spectral index of primordial inflationary perturbations. The results are discussed in terms of two-dimensional projections of the globally allowed region in the (m_beta,m_2beta,Sigma) parameter space, which neatly show the relative impact of each data set. In particular, the (in)compatibility between Sigma and m_2beta constraints is highlighted for various combinations of data. We also briefly discuss how future neutrino data (both oscillatory and non-oscillatory) can further probe the currently allowed regions.

  11. Nuclear Structure at the Limits

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    Nazarewicz, W.

    1998-01-12

    One of the frontiers of today?s nuclear science is the ?journey to the limits? of atomic charge and nuclear mass, of neutron-to-proton ratio, and of angular momentum. The tour to the limits is not only a quest for new, exciting phenomena, but the new data are expected, as well, to bring qualitatively new information about the fundamental properties of the nucleonic many-body system, the nature of the nuclear interaction, and nucleonic correlations at various energy-distance scales. In this series of lectures, current developments in nuclear structure at the limits are discussed from a theoretical perspective, mainly concentrating on medium-mass and heavy nuclei.

  12. Nuclear Structure at the Limits

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    Nazarewicz, Witold

    1997-12-31

    One of the frontiers of today`s nuclear science is the ``journey to the limits``: of atomic charge and nuclear mass, of neutron-to-proton ratio, and of angular momentum. The tour to the limits is not only a quest for new, exciting phenomena but the new data are expected, as well, to bring qualitatively new information about the fundamental properties of the nucleonic many-body system, the nature of the nuclear interaction, and nucleonic correlations at various energy-distance scales. In this talk, current developments in nuclear structure at the limits are discussed from a theoretical perspective.

  13. Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction

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    Veatch, Michael H.

    of approximating functions for the differential cost. The first contribution of this paper is identifying new or piece-wise quadratic. Fluid cost has been used to initialize the value iteration algorithm [5Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction Michael H

  14. Coordination of Multiple Non-Holonomic Agents with Input Constraints

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    Loizou, Savvas G.

    -aircraft systems modeled as hybrid systems. With the advent of powerful formal verification tools, there has been with aircraft-like kinematic constraints. A model of a system of input-constrained non- holonomic agents by Belta et al. in [10]. In this paper, a discrete model of a system with input- constrained non

  15. Neutron star cooling: theoretical aspects and observational constraints

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    Neutron star cooling: theoretical aspects and observational constraints D.G. Yakovlev a,*, O 2003 Abstract The cooling theory of isolated neutron stars is reviewed. The main cooling regulators of supranuclear matter in neutron star interiors by confronting cooling theory with observations of isolated

  16. Estimating a Demand System with Nonnegativity Constraints: Mexican Meat Demand

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    Carlini, David

    Estimating a Demand System with Nonnegativity Constraints: Mexican Meat Demand Amos Golan* Jeffrey an almost ideal demand system for five types of meat using cross-sectional data from Mexico, where most households did not buy at least one type of meat during the survey week. The system of demands is shown

  17. USER INTERACTION WITH CAD MODELS WITH NONHOLONOMIC PARAMETRIC SURFACE CONSTRAINTS

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    Utah, University of

    during the early, formulative design stages into kinematic and dynamic characteristics of a mechanism. We is an interesting case that can come up in kinematic and dynamic analysis of knee or spatial cam mechanisms present the advan- tages of kinematic representation of constraint equations in fully Cartesian

  18. Optimization and Relaxation in Constraint Logic Languages Kannan Govindarajan

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Optimization and Relaxation in Constraint Logic Languages Kannan Govindarajan Dept. of Computer & Technology Xerox Corporation Webster, NY 14580 mantha@wrc.xerox.com Abstract Optimization and relaxation.g., engineering design, scheduling, decision support, etc. In optimization, we are interested in finding

  19. Constraints on the density perturbation spectrum from primordial black holes

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    Anne M Green; Andrew R Liddle

    1997-04-25

    We re-examine the constraints on the density perturbation spectrum, including its spectral index $n$, from the production of primordial black holes. The standard cosmology, where the Universe is radiation dominated from the end of inflation up until the recent past, was studied by Carr, Gilbert and Lidsey; we correct two errors in their derivation and find a significantly stronger constraint than they did, $n \\lesssim 1.25$ rather than their 1.5. We then consider an alternative cosmology in which a second period of inflation, known as thermal inflation and designed to solve additional relic over-density problems, occurs at a lower energy scale than the main inflationary period. In that case, the constraint weakens to $n \\lesssim 1.3$, and thermal inflation also leads to a `missing mass' range, $10^{18} g \\lesssim M \\lesssim 10^{26} g$, in which primordial black holes cannot form. Finally, we discuss the effect of allowing for the expected non-gaussianity in the density perturbations predicted by Bullock and Primack, which can weaken the constraints further by up to 0.05.

  20. Optimal Scheduling of Continuous Plants with Energy Constraints

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    multiproduct plants with parallel units and shared storage tanks. Processing tasks are energy intensive and we. Scheduling has been receiving considerable attention by the Process Systems Engineering (PSE) community1 Optimal Scheduling of Continuous Plants with Energy Constraints Pedro M. Castro,*,, , Iiro

  1. 1 Designing Constraint Logic Programming Languages using Computational Systems

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    Vittek, Marian

    1 Designing Constraint Logic Programming Languages using Computational Systems Claude Kirchner, H'el`ene Kirchner and Marian Vittek 1.1 Abstract This work presents computational systems, a framework as computational systems. We thus get a framework in which rewriting techniques can be used to reason about

  2. On the Expressive Power of Temporal Concurrent Constraint Programming Languages

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    Valencia, Frank D.

    On the Expressive Power of Temporal Concurrent Constraint Programming Languages Mogens Nielsen behavior have been proposed in the literature. In this paper we study the expressive power of some programming, timed systems, expressiveness The contribution of Mogens Nielsen and Frank D. Valen- cia

  3. Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy: Evidence from Tax Rebates

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy: Evidence from Tax Rebates Tal Gross Matthew J rebates affected consumer bankruptcy filings. We exploit the randomized timing of the rebate checks and estimate that the rebates caused a significant, short-run increase in consumer bankruptcies in both years

  4. Constraints on the polarization purity of a Stokes microwave radiometer

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    Ruf, Christopher

    Constraints on the polarization purity of a Stokes microwave radiometer Christopher S. Ruf of the third and fourth Stokes parameters of microwave thermal emission can be degraded by nonideal radiometer of microwave emission by the ocean surface identified wind direc- tion as the cause [Bespalova et al., 1982

  5. Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints

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    Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints Carlos Murillo{Sanchez Robert J algorithm for unit commitment that employs a Lagrange relaxation technique with a new augmentation. This framework allows the possibility of committing units that are required for the VArs that they can produce

  6. Real-Time Task Scheduling under Thermal Constraints 

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    Ahn, Youngwoo

    2010-10-12

    periodic tasks and non-real-time, but latency-sensitive, aperiodic jobs. We first introduce the Transient Overclocking Server, which safely reduces the response time of aperiodic jobs in the presence of hard real-time periodic tasks and thermal constraints...

  7. INDEX POLICIES FOR DISCOUNTED BANDIT PROBLEMS WITH AVAILABILITY CONSTRAINTS

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    Dayanik, Savas

    down and repair is an option at some cost, and we derive the corresponding Whittle index policy. WeINDEX POLICIES FOR DISCOUNTED BANDIT PROBLEMS WITH AVAILABILITY CONSTRAINTS SAVAS DAYANIK, WARREN the non-existence of an optimal index policy and propose the so-called Whittle index policy after

  8. Zero Capacity Region of Multidimensional Run Length Constraints

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    Zeger, Kenneth

    there are at least consecutive zeros. An -dimensional pattern of zeros and ones arranged in an hyper For integers and satisfying , a binary sequence is said to satisfy a one-dimensional run length constraint. For , the -dimensional -constrained capacity is defined as where denotes the number of -dimensional binary rectangular

  9. Temporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    to specify conditions that involve both, events and database states, and their evolution over time. BasicallyTemporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda A. Prasad Sistla, for specifying conditions and events in the rules for active database sys­ tem. This language permits

  10. A Constraint Programming Approach to the Stable Marriage Problem

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    Gent, I.P.; Irving, R.W.

    Gent,I.P. Irving,R.W. Manlove,D.F. Prosser,P. Smith,B.M. Proceedings of CP 2001: The 7th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, volume 2239 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 225-239 Springer Verlag

  11. A Constraint Programming Approach to the Hospitals / Residents Problem

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    Manlove, D.F.

    Manlove,D.F. O'Malley,G. Prosser,P. Unsworth,C. Proceedings of CP-AI-OR '07: the Fourth International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, volume 4510 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 155-170 Springer

  12. Carbon constraint conference: dealing with the climate change conundrum

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    Neville, A.

    2008-07-15

    A report on the carbon constraint conference is given. Papers discussed the US national cap-and-trade program that is on the horizon, managing greenhouse gases, the value of corporate sustainability reporting, balancing the generation portfolio and the use of offsets. 1 fig.

  13. New constraints on the Slate Islands impact structure, Ontario, Canada

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    Herrick, Robert R.

    New constraints on the Slate Islands impact structure, Ontario, Canada Virgil L. Sharpton Lunar Bernie Schnieders Ontario Geological Survey, 435 South James Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6E3 km south of Terrace Bay, Ontario (Fig. 1). Numerous shatter cones (observed first by R. Sage during

  14. Benchmarks for Global Optimization and Continuous Constraint Satisfaction

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    . Executable versions of these test problems, as well as information on their sources, are publicly availableBenchmarks for Global Optimization and Continuous Constraint Satisfaction Oleg Shcherbina Institut, covering as far as possible all the categories of scienti#12;c, economical, technical, or industrial

  15. The Brain's "New" Science: Psychology, Neurophysiology, and Constraint*

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    Hatfield, Gary

    The Brain's "New" Science: Psychology, Neurophysiology, and Constraint* Gary Hatfield University that brain science will or should provide for any future possible psychological theories. Hempel (1949 behavior and brain states. Quine (1974) maintained that mentalistic talk could be tolerated in psychology

  16. Online Appendix for "Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    Online Appendix for "Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy: Evidence from Tax Rebates" Tal of Rebates Online Appendix Table OA2 reports results of an alternative specification that attempts to estimate the long-run effect of the rebates. To do so, we pursue an alternative research design

  17. Constraint Management in Fuel Cells: A Fast Reference Governor Approach

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    admissible current demand to the fuel cell based on on-line optimization of a scalar parameter and onConstraint Management in Fuel Cells: A Fast Reference Governor Approach Ardalan Vahidi Ilya Kolmanovsky Anna Stefanopoulou Abstract-- The air supply system in a fuel cell may be susceptible

  18. Lung Segmentation from CT with Severe Pathologies Using Anatomical Constraints

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    Lung Segmentation from CT with Severe Pathologies Using Anatomical Constraints Neil Birkbeck Healthcare, Oxford, UK Abstract. The diversity in appearance of diseased lung tissue makes automatic segmentation of lungs from CT with severe pathologies chal- lenging. To overcome this challenge, we rely

  19. QER Public Meeting: New England Regional Infrastructure Constraints Part II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy will convene a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review. The purpose of the meeting is to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them

  20. QER Public Meeting: New England Regional Infrastructure Constraints Part I

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy will convene a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review. The purpose of the meeting is to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them

  1. Generating Circuit Current Constraints to Guarantee Power Grid Safety

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    Najm, Farid N.

    Generating Circuit Current Constraints to Guarantee Power Grid Safety Zahi Moudallal ECE Dept, as well as power grid-aware placement and floorplanning. We give a rigorous problem definition and develop of power grids is a necessity in modern chip design. We will use the term "power grid" to refer to either

  2. Constraint-Based Hardware Synthesis Andrea Triossi1

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    Orlando, Salvatore

    Constraint-Based Hardware Synthesis Andrea Triossi1 , Salvatore Orlando1 , Alessandra Raffaet`a1-level hardware description environment which aims at re- ducing the gap between application design and the well-established hardware description frameworks. Our motivations rise from an explicit demand for design representation lan

  3. Numerical models of the geodynamo and observational constraints

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    Dormy, Emmanuel

    , and paleomagnetic observations have been interpreted as actual geomagnetic features and used as constraints. Keywords: Geodynamo; Earth core; geomagnetic field; magnetic records. Index terms: Dynamo theory; time much more recently. Papers coauthored by dynamo specialists and geophysicists observing the field over

  4. Optimal control of a gasolinefueled car engine under pollution constraint

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    Bonnans, Frédéric

    Optimal control of a gasoline­fueled car engine under pollution constraint J. Fr'ed'eric Bonnans mass / air mass stoichiometric : Here, ``stoichiometric'' means that the combustion is complete pollutants that are stored. In addition, the tank size depends highly on temperature. The device does

  5. Constraints on massive gravity theory from big bang nucleosynthesis

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    G. Lambiase

    2012-08-27

    The massive gravity cosmology is studied in the scenario of big bang nucleosynthesis. By making use of current bounds on the deviation from the fractional mass, we derive the constraints on the free parameters of the theory. The cosmological consequences of the model are also discussed in the framework of the PAMELA experiment.

  6. A Concurrent Constraint Programming Approach for Trajectory Determination of

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    Rossi, Francesca

    of resources. Thus, the task of the solver is to find a solution (a plan) that satisfies all those constraints the number of used edges of that type in Y. ? email: luque@info.ucl.ac.be ?? email: pvr@info.ucl.ac.be #12­order propagators (domain filters) can be defined in a very natural way given the expressiveness of Oz

  7. Infinite Runs in Weighted Timed Automata with Energy Constraints

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    Doyen, Laurent

    Infinite Runs in Weighted Timed Automata with Energy Constraints Patricia Bouyer1 , Uli Fahrenberg2 Cachan, France {bouyer,markey}@lsv.ens-cachan.fr 2 Dept. of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark and negative weights on transitions and locations, corresponding to the production and consumption of some

  8. Generalizing Itemset Mining in a Constraint Programming Setting

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    Boulicaut, Jean-François

    Generalizing Itemset Mining in a Constraint Programming Setting J´er´emy Besson, Jean proposed for finding set patterns in boolean data. This includes popular mining tasks based on Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200A, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium e-mail: tias.guns@cs.kuleuven.be Siegfried

  9. Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic

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    Kent, University of

    Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic Justin Pearson Department Processes (CSP) [Hoa85] and a version of Propositional Temporal Logic (PTL), derived from [Eme90]. CSP. The behaviour of a CSP process is dependent on its environment; it is therefore difficult to assert global

  10. Asynchronous Forward-Bounding for Distributed Constraints Optimization

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    Meisels, Amnon

    and Bound scheme. Agents extend a partial solution as long as the lower bound on its cost, does not exceed the bounds on the cost of solutions by sending copies of the partial assignment to all unas- signed agents, attempting to generate a solution that is globally optimal with respect to the costs of constraints between

  11. Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint

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    Greenberg, Albert

    Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint Zhe Wang Electrical--In this paper, we develop efficient algorithm to obtain the optimal energy schedule for fading channel with energy harvesting. We assume that the side information of both the channel states and energy harvesting

  12. Ensemble climate predictions using climate models and observational constraints

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    REVIEW Ensemble climate predictions using climate models and observational constraints BY PETER A. STOTT 1,* AND CHRIS E. FOREST 2 1 Hadley Centre for Climate Change (Reading Unit), Meteorology Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA Two different approaches are described

  13. Linear Perturbation constraints on Multi-coupled Dark Energy

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    Arpine Piloyan; Valerio Marra; Marco Baldi; Luca Amendola

    2014-01-12

    The Multi-coupled Dark Energy (McDE) scenario has been recently proposed as a specific example of a cosmological model characterized by a non-standard physics of the dark sector of the universe that nevertheless gives an expansion history which does not significantly differ from the one of the standard $\\Lambda $CDM model. In this work, we present the first constraints on the McDE scenario obtained by comparing the predicted evolution of linear density perturbations with a large compilation of recent data sets for the growth rate $f\\sigma_{8}$, including 6dFGS, LRG, BOSS, WiggleZ and VIPERS. Confirming qualitative expectations, growth rate data provide much tighter bounds on the model parameters as compared to the extremely loose bounds that can be obtained when only the background expansion history is considered. In particular, the $95\\%$ confidence level on the coupling strength $|\\beta |$ is reduced from $|\\beta |\\leq 83$ (background constraints only) to $|\\beta |\\leq 0.88$ (background and linear perturbation constraints). We also investigate how these constraints further improve when using data from future wide-field surveys such as supernova data from LSST and growth rate data from Euclid-type missions. In this case the $95\\%$ confidence level on the coupling further reduce to $|\\beta |\\leq 0.85$. Such constraints are in any case still consistent with a scalar fifth-force of gravitational strength, and we foresee that tighter bounds might be possibly obtained from the investigation of nonlinear structure formation in McDE cosmologies.[Abridged

  14. Double Auctions, Ex-Post Participation Constraints, and the Hold-Up Problem

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    Troger, Thomas

    2002-01-01

    Double Auctions, Ex-Post Participation Constraints, and theFirstly, we demonstrate how ex-post negotiations via doubleSecondly, we show that ex-post participation constraints

  15. Dominion: An Architecture-driven Approach to Generating Efficient Constraint Solvers

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    Miguel, Ian

    mathematics and the petrochemical and steel industries [1]. Constraint solving of a combinatorial problem efficient solving process. To mitigate these drawbacks, constraint solvers often allow manual tuning of the solving process. However, this requires considerable expertise, preventing the widespread adoption

  16. Realtime Constraint-Based Cinematography for Complex Interactive 3D Worlds

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    Lester, James C.

    , creates cinematic goals for a constraint- based realtime 3D virtual cinematography plan- ner. As interactive narratives unfold, a cinematic goal selector creates view constraints to lm the most salient

  17. A semidefinite programming heuristic for quadratic programming problems with complementarity constraints

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    Mitchell, John E.

    A semidefinite programming heuristic for quadratic programming problems with complementarity of complementarity constraints brings a combinatorial flavour to an optimization problem. A quadratic programming problem with com- plementarity constraints can be relaxed to give a semidefinite programming problem

  18. A semidefinite programming heuristic for quadratic programming problems with complementarity constraints

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    Mitchell, John E.

    A semidefinite programming heuristic for quadratic programming problems with complementarity of complementarity constraints brings a combinatorial flavour to an optimization problem. A quadratic programming problem with com­ plementarity constraints can be relaxed to give a semidefinite programming problem

  19. A multivariate spatial interpolation of airborne -ray data using the geological constraints

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    A multivariate spatial interpolation of airborne -ray data using the geological constraints Enrico: Multivariate analysis Airborne -ray spectrometry Collocated cokriging interpolator Elba Island Natural (Italy) obtained with a multivariate spatial interpolation of airborne -ray data using the constraints

  20. Climate Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Constraints

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Climate Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Constraints by Marcus. The third case examines the benefits of increased policy coordination between air pollution constraints

  1. Generalized Geometric Quantum Speed Limits

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    Diego Paiva Pires; Marco Cianciaruso; Lucas C. Céleri; Gerardo Adesso; Diogo O. Soares-Pinto

    2015-09-30

    The attempt to gain a theoretical understanding of the concept of time in quantum mechanics has triggered significant progress towards the search for faster and more efficient quantum technologies. One of such advances consists in the interpretation of the time-energy uncertainty relations as lower bounds for the minimal evolution time between two distinguishable states of a quantum system, also known as quantum speed limits. We investigate how the non uniqueness of a bona fide measure of distinguishability defined on the quantum state space affects the quantum speed limits and can be exploited in order to derive improved bounds. Specifically, we establish an infinite family of quantum speed limits valid for unitary and nonunitary evolutions, based on an elegant information geometric formalism. Our work unifies and generalizes existing results on quantum speed limits, and provides instances of novel bounds which are tighter than any established one based on the conventional quantum Fisher information. We illustrate our findings with relevant examples, clarifying the role of classical populations versus quantum coherences in the determination and saturation of the speed limits. Our results can find applications in the optimization and control of quantum technologies such as quantum computation and metrology, and might provide new insights in fundamental investigations of quantum thermodynamics.

  2. Towards an Optimal Approach to Soft Constraint Problems Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    that satisfies a given finite set of inequality/equality-type constraints. The corre- sponding problem is called

  3. Towards an Optimal Approach to Soft Constraint Problems Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    to find a design that satisfies a given finite set of inequality/equality­type constraints. The corre

  4. On Secrecy Outage Capacity of Fading Channels Under Relaxed Delay Constraints

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    Koksal, Can Emre

    On Secrecy Outage Capacity of Fading Channels Under Relaxed Delay Constraints Onur Gungor, Can Emre delay constraints. More specif- ically, we extend the definition of outage secrecy capacity for single, we provide bounds on secrecy outage capacity with k + 1 block delay constraint. We show

  5. http://www.jstor.org Modeling Global Macroclimatic Constraints on Ectotherm Energy Budgets

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    Grant, Bruce W.

    http://www.jstor.org Modeling Global Macroclimatic Constraints on Ectotherm Energy Budgets Author:154-178 (1992) Modeling Global Macroclimatic Constraints on Ectotherm Energy Budgets1 Bruce W. Grant2 and Warren describe a mechanistic individual-based model of how global macroclimatic constraints affect the energy

  6. Constraint Based Planning with Composable Substate Peter Gregory and Derek Long and Maria Fox

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    Hammerton, James

    Constraint Based Planning with Composable Substate Graphs Peter Gregory and Derek Long and Maria a constraint-based model for cost-optimal plan- ning that uses global constraints to improve the inference to such problems combine search, inference and relaxation. In cost optimal planning, search and relaxation tech

  7. Extending clp(FD) by Negative Constraint Solving Antonio J. Fern andez and Patricia M. Hill

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    Hill, Patricia

    and new methods for their propagation. Keywords: Constraint Solving, Constraint Propagation, Labeling several processes: constraint propagation, consistency checks, and labeling (also called enumeration is with School of Computer Studies,University of Leeds, England. Email: hill@scs.leeds.ac.uk This work was partly

  8. CU-CAS-02-08 CENTER FOR AEROSPACE STRUCTURES Volumetric Constraint Models

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    Felippa, Carlos A.

    CU-CAS-02-08 CENTER FOR AEROSPACE STRUCTURES Volumetric Constraint Models for Anisotropic Elastic 429 BOULDER, COLORADO 80309 #12;Volumetric Constraint Models for Anisotropic Elastic Solids Carlos A. Conclusion 5 #12;Volumetric Constraint Models for Anisotropic Elastic Solids Carlos A. Felippa and Eugenio O

  9. Unit Commitment Considering Generation Flexibility and Environmental Constraints

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    Lu, Shuai; Makarov, Yuri V.; Zhu, Yunhua; Lu, Ning; Prakash Kumar, Nirupama; Chakrabarti, Bhujanga B.

    2010-07-31

    This paper proposes a new framework for power system unit commitment process, which incorporates the generation flexibility requirements and environmental constraints into the existing unit commitment algorithm. The generation flexibility requirements are to address the uncertainties with large amount of intermittent resources as well as with load and traditional generators, which causes real-time balancing requirements to be variable and less predictable. The proposed flexibility requirements include capacity, ramp and ramp duration for both upward and downward balancing reserves. The environmental constraints include emission allowance for fossil fuel-based generators and ecological regulations for hydro power plants. Calculation of emission rates is formulated. Unit commitment under this new framework will be critical to the economic and reliable operation of the power grid and the minimization of its negative environmental impacts, especially when high penetration levels of intermittent resources are being approached, as required by the renewable portfolio standards in many states.

  10. Solar-System Constraints on f(R) Chameleon Gravity

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    Je-An Gu; Wei-Ting Lin

    2011-08-08

    We investigate the solar-system constraint on the f(R) theory of modified gravity with chameleon mechanism, where f(R) represents the deviation from general relativity in the gravity action. We obtain a stringent bound to a general, non-constant deviation function f(R): -10^{-15} 3*10^5*H0^2, by requiring the thin-shell condition in the solar system, particularly in the atmosphere of the Earth. These bounds can be conveniently utilized to test the f(R) models with given functional forms of f(R) and to obtain the constraints on the parameters therein. For demonstration we apply these bounds to several widely considered f(R) models. (H0: Hubble constant)

  11. Combined Solar System and rotation curve constraints on MOND

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    A. Hees; B. Famaey; G. W. Angus; G. Gentile

    2015-10-05

    The Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) paradigm generically predicts that the external gravitational field in which a system is embedded can produce effects on its internal dynamics. In this communication, we first show that this External Field Effect can significantly improve some galactic rotation curves fits by decreasing the predicted velocities of the external part of the rotation curves. In modified gravity versions of MOND, this External Field Effect also appears in the Solar System and leads to a very good way to constrain the transition function of the theory. A combined analysis of the galactic rotation curves and Solar System constraints (provided by the Cassini spacecraft) rules out several classes of popular MOND transition functions, but leaves others viable. Moreover, we show that LISA Pathfinder will not be able to improve the current constraints on these still viable transition functions.

  12. Constraints On Holographic Cosmological Models From Gamma Ray Bursts

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    Rivera, Alexander Bonilla

    2016-01-01

    We use Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) data to put additional constraints on a set of holographic dark energy models. GRBs are the most energetic events in the Universe and provide a complementary probe of dark energy by allowing the measurement of cosmic expansion history that extends to redshifts greater than 6 and they are complementary to SNIa test. We found that the LCDM model is the best fit to the data, although a preliminary statistical analysis seems to indicate that the holographic models studied show interesting agreement with observations, except Ricci Scale CPL model. These results show the importance of GRBs measurements to provide additional observational constraints to alternative cosmological models, which are necessary to clarify the way in the paradigm of dark energy or potential alternatives.

  13. How does the chromatin fiber deal with topological constraints?

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    Maria Barbi; Julien Mozziconacci; Jean-Marc Victor

    2004-05-12

    In the nuclei of eukaryotic cells, DNA is packaged through several levels of compaction in an orderly retrievable way that enables the correct regulation of gene expression. The functional dynamics of this assembly involves the unwinding of the so-called 30 nm chromatin fiber and accordingly imposes strong topological constraints. We present a general method for computing both the twist and the writhe of any winding pattern. An explicit derivation is implemented for the chromatin fiber which provides the linking number of DNA in eukaryotic chromosomes. We show that there exists one and only one unwinding path which satisfies both topological and mechanical constraints that DNA has to deal with during condensation/decondensation processes.

  14. Constraint Correlation Dynamics of SU(N) Gauge Theories

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    S. J. Wang; W. Cassing; J. M. Haeuser; A. Peter; M. H. Thoma

    1994-07-14

    A constraint correlation dynamics up to 4-point Green functions is proposed for SU(N) gauge theories which reduces the N-body quantum field problem to the two-body level. The resulting set of nonlinear coupled equations fulfills all conservation laws including fermion number, linear and angular momenta as well as the total energy. Apart from the conservation laws in the space-time degrees of freedom the Gauss law is conserved as a quantum expectation value identically for all times. The same holds for the Ward identities as generated by commutators of Gauss operators. The constraint dynamical equations are highly non-perturbative and thus applicable also in the strong coupling regime, as e.g. low-energy QCD problems.

  15. Solar System Constraints on Gauss-Bonnet Mediated Dark Energy

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    Luca Amendola; Christos Charmousis; Stephen C. Davis

    2007-10-02

    Although the Gauss-Bonnet term is a topological invariant for general relativity, it couples naturally to a quintessence scalar field, modifying gravity at solar system scales. We determine the solar system constraints due to this term by evaluating the post-Newtonian metric for a distributional source. We find a mass dependent, 1/r^7 correction to the Newtonian potential, and also deviations from the Einstein gravity prediction for light-bending. We constrain the parameters of the theory using planetary orbits, the Cassini spacecraft data, and a laboratory test of Newton's law, always finding extremely tight bounds on the energy associated to the Gauss-Bonnet term. We discuss the relevance of these constraints to late-time cosmological acceleration.

  16. Precision Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model

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    2011-11-11

    This note presents constraints on Standard Model parameters using published and preliminary precision electroweak results measured at the electron-positron colliders LEP and SLC. The results are compared with precise electroweak measurements from other experiments, notably CDF and D0 at the Tevatron. Constraints on the input parameters of the Standard Model are derived from the results obtained in high-Q{sup 2} interactions, and used to predict results in low-Q{sup 2} experiments, such as atomic parity violation, Moller scattering, and neutrino-nucleon scattering. The main changes with respect to the experimental results presented in 2007 are new combinations of results on the W-boson mass and width and the mass of the top quark.

  17. Precision Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model

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    Collaboration, ALEPH; Collaboration, CDF; Collaboration, D0; Collaboration, DELPHI; Collaboration, L3; Collaboration, OPAL; Collaboration, SLD; Group, LEP Electroweak Working; Group, Tevatron Electroweak Working; groups, SLD electroweak heavy flavour

    2009-11-01

    This note presents constraints on Standard Model parameters using published and preliminary precision electroweak results measured at the electron-positron colliders LEP and SLC. The results are compared with precise electroweak measurements from other experiments, notably CDF and D0 at the Tevatron. Constraints on the input parameters of the Standard Model are derived from the combined set of results obtained in high-Q{sup 2} interactions, and used to predict results in low-Q{sup 2} experiments, such as atomic parity violation, Moeller scattering, and neutrino-nucleon scattering. The main changes with respect to the experimental results presented in 2008 are new combinations of results on the W-boson mass and the mass of the top quark.

  18. Future CMB cosmological constraints in a dark coupled universe

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    Matteo Martinelli; Laura Lopez Honorez; Alessandro Melchiorri; Olga Mena

    2010-04-14

    Cosmic Microwave Background satellite missions as the on-going Planck experiment are expected to provide the strongest constraints on a wide set of cosmological parameters. Those constraints, however, could be weakened when the assumption of a cosmological constant as the dark energy component is removed. Here we show that it will indeed be the case when there exists a coupling among the dark energy and the dark matter fluids. In particular, the expected errors on key parameters as the cold dark matter density and the angular diameter distance at decoupling are significantly larger when a dark coupling is introduced. We show that it will be the case also for future satellite missions as EPIC, unless CMB lensing extraction is performed.

  19. Solar System Constraints on Gauss-Bonnet Dark Energy

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    Stephen C. Davis

    2007-08-15

    Quadratic curvature Gauss-Bonnet gravity may be the solution to the dark energy problem, but a large coupling strength is required. This can lead to conflict with laboratory and planetary tests of Newton's law, as well as light bending. The corresponding constraints are derived. If applied directly to cosmological scales, the resulting bound on the density fraction is |Omega_GB| < 3.6 x 10^-32.

  20. A void growth model relating fracture toughness and constraint 

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    Miller, Timothy Clark

    1992-01-01

    , Hartwig (member) Dr, , K. Kinra (member) Dr. W, L. Bradley (Head of Department) August 1992 ABSTRACT A Void Model Relating Fracture Toughness and Constraint. (August 1992) Timothy Clark Miller, B. S. , Texas ARM University Chair of Advisory... bonded). 3 f" ) (a) particles (b) nucleation (c) void grovvtb (d) coalescence Figure 1. Void phenomena and ductile fracture of a metal (Ada@ed horn [11] ) (a) initial state (b) void growth at tip ~ ' ':. ~ . :; -. . e-"""", ? ' " (c...

  1. Constraints on massive gravity theory from big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Lambiase, G., E-mail: lambiase@sa.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica 'E. R.Caianiello', Università di Salerno, 84081 Baronissi (Italy)

    2012-10-01

    The massive gravity cosmology is studied in the scenario of big bang nucleosynthesis. By making use of current bounds on the deviation from the fractional mass, we derive the constraints on the free parameters of the theory. The cosmological consequences of the model are also analyzed in the framework of the PAMELA experiment, i.e. an excess of positron events, that the conventional cosmology and particle physics cannot explain.

  2. Constraints on cosmology from the cosmic microwave background...

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    79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ABUNDANCE; BACKGROUND RADIATION; COSMOLOGY; DETECTION; EV RANGE; FLUCTUATIONS; GALAXY CLUSTERS; HELIUM; INDEXES; LIMITING VALUES;...

  3. Baryon Oscillations and Dark-Energy Constraints from Imaging Surveys

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    Derek Dolney; Bhuvnesh Jain; Masahiro Takada

    2004-09-20

    Baryonic oscillations in the galaxy power spectrum have been studied as a way of probing dark-energy models. While most studies have focused on spectroscopic surveys at high redshift, large multi-color imaging surveys have already been planned for the near future. In view of this, we study the prospects for measuring baryonic oscillations from angular statistics of galaxies binned using photometric redshifts. We use the galaxy bispectrum in addition to the power spectrum; this allows us to measure and marginalize over possibly complex galaxy bias mechanisms to get robust cosmological constraints. In our parameter estimation we allow for a weakly nonlinear biasing scheme that may evolve with redshift by two bias parameters in each of ten redshift bins. We find that a multi-color imaging survey that probes redshifts beyond one can give interesting constraints on dark-energy parameters. In addition, the shape of the primordial power spectrum can be measured to better accuracy than with the CMB alone. We explore the impact of survey depth, area, and calibration errors in the photometric redshifts on dark-energy constraints.

  4. Constraints on cosmological parameters through clusters XLF and XTF

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    A. Del Popolo; N. Ercan

    2005-08-30

    In this paper, I revisit the constraints obtained by several authors (Reichart et al. 1999; Eke et al. 1998; Henry 2000) on the estimated values of $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$, $n$ and $\\sigma_8$ in the light of recent theoretical developments: 1) new theoretical mass functions (Sheth & Tormen 1999, Sheth, Mo & Tormen 2001, Del Popolo 2002b); 2) a more accurate mass-temperature relation, also determined for arbitrary $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$ and $\\Omega_{\\rm \\Lambda}$ (Del Popolo 2002a). Firstly, using the quoted improvements, I re-derive an expression for the X-ray Luminosity Function (XLF), similarly to Reichart et al. (1999), and then I get some constraints to $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$ and $n$, by using the {\\it ROSAT} BCS and {\\rm EMSS} samples and maximum-likelihood analysis. Then I re-derive the X-ray Temperature Function (XTF), similarly to Henry (2000), re-obtaining the constraints on $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$, $n$, $\\sigma_8$. Both in the case of the XLF and XTF, the changes in the mass function and M-T relation produces an increase in $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$ of $ \\simeq 20%$ and similar results in $\\sigma_8$ and $n$.

  5. Effects of constraint on upper shelf fracture toughness

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    Joyce, J.A.; Link, R.E.

    1995-12-31

    The upper shelf fracture toughness and tearing resistance of two structural steels, HY-100 and ASTM A533, Gr. B, were determined over a wide range of applied constraint. The constraint conditions were varied by changes in specimen geometry and loading mode. Bend specimens with shallow and deep cracks, compact specimens, and single and double edge notched tension specimens were used in this study. A rotation correction was developed for the single edge notch tension specimen which greatly improved the behavior of the J-R curves determined using this specimen. The experimental results were used to investigate the applicability of the Q and T stress parameters to the correlation of upper shelf initiation toughness, J{sub Ic}, and tearing resistance, T{sub mat}. The J-Q and J-T stress loci, and corresponding plots of material tearing resistance plotted against Q and T, were developed and compared with the expectations of the O`Dowd and Shih and the Betegon and Hancock analyses. The principle conclusions of this work are that J{sub Ic} does not appear to be dependent on T stress or Q while the material tearing resistance, T{sub mat}, is dependent on T stress and Q, with the tearing modulus increasing as constraint decreases.

  6. Dense baryonic matter: constraints from recent neutron star observations

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    Thomas Hell; Wolfram Weise

    2014-09-24

    Updated constraints from neutron star masses and radii impose stronger restrictions on the equation of state for baryonic matter at high densities and low temperatures. The existence of two-solar-mass neutron stars rules out many soft equations of state with prominent "exotic" compositions. The present work reviews the conditions required for the pressure as a function of baryon density in order to satisfy these new constraints. Several scenarios for sufficiently stiff equations of state are evaluated. The common starting point is a realistic description of both nuclear and neutron matter based on a chiral effective field theory approach to the nuclear many-body problem. Possible forms of hybrid matter featuring a quark core in the center of the star are discussed using a three-flavor Polyakov--Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model. It is found that a conventional equation of state based on nuclear chiral dynamics meets the astrophysical constraints. Hybrid matter generally turns out to be too soft unless additional strongly repulsive correlations, e.g. through vector current interactions between quarks, are introduced. The extent to which strangeness can accumulate in the equation of state is also discussed.

  7. Constraints of Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars in the hadronic model: the case of 3C 273

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    Petropoulou, Maria

    2015-01-01

    We present a method of constraining the properties of the $\\gamma$-ray emitting region in flat spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs) in the one-zone proton synchrotron model, where the $\\gamma$-rays are produced by synchrotron radiation of relativistic protons. We show that for low enough values of the Doppler factor $\\delta$, the emission from the electromagnetic (EM) cascade which is initiated by the internal absorption of high-energy photons from photohadronic interactions may exceed the observed $\\sim$GeV flux. We use that effect to derive an absolute lower limit of $\\delta$; first, an analytical one, in the asymptotic limit where the external radiation from the broad line region (BLR) is negligible, and then a numerical one in the more general case that includes BLR radiation. As its energy density in the emission region depends on $\\delta$ and the region's distance from the galactic center, we use the EM cascade to determine a minimum distance for each value of $\\delta$. We complement the EM cascade constraint...

  8. Milagro Constraints on Very High Energy Emission from Short Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts

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    Abdo, A A; Berley, D; Blaufuss, E; Casanova, S; Dingus, B L; Ellsworth, R W; González, M M; Goodman, J A; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Kolterman, B E; Lansdell, C P; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Mincer, A I; Némethy, P; Noyes, D; Ryan, J M; Samuelson, F W; Parkinson, P M Saz; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Vasileiou, V; Walker, G P; Williams, D A; Xu, X W; Yodh, G B

    2007-01-01

    Recent rapid localizations of short, hard gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by the Swift and HETE satellites have led to the observation of the first afterglows and the measurement of the first redshifts from this type of burst. Detection of >100 GeV counterparts would place powerful constraints on GRB mechanisms. Seventeen short duration (100 GeV counterparts to these GRBs and find no significant emission correlated with these bursts. Due to the absorption of high-energy gamma rays by the extragalactic background light (EBL), detections are only expected for redshifts less than ~0.5. While most long duration GRBs occur at redshifts higher than 0.5, the opposite is thought to be true of short GRBs. Lack of a detected VHE signal thus allows setting meaningful fluence limits. One GRB in the sample (050509b) has a likely association with a galaxy at a redshift of 0.225, while another (051103) has been tentatively linked to the nearby galaxy M81. Fluence limits are corrected for EBL absorption, either using the known measu...

  9. Milagro Constraints on Very High Energy Emission from Short Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts

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    A. A. Abdo; B. T. Allen; D. Berley; E. Blaufuss; S. Casanova; B. L. Dingus; R. W. Ellsworth; M. M. Gonzalez; J. A. Goodman; E. Hays; C. M. Hoffman; B. E. Kolterman; C. P. Lansdell; J. T. Linnemann; J. E. McEnery; A. I. Mincer; P. Nemethy; D. Noyes; J. M. Ryan; F. W. Samuelson; P. M. Saz Parkinson; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; V. Vasileiou; G. P. Walker; D. A. Williams; X. W. Xu; G. B. Yodh

    2007-05-10

    Recent rapid localizations of short, hard gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by the Swift and HETE satellites have led to the observation of the first afterglows and the measurement of the first redshifts from this type of burst. Detection of >100 GeV counterparts would place powerful constraints on GRB mechanisms. Seventeen short duration (100 GeV counterparts to these GRBs and find no significant emission correlated with these bursts. Due to the absorption of high-energy gamma rays by the extragalactic background light (EBL), detections are only expected for redshifts less than ~0.5. While most long duration GRBs occur at redshifts higher than 0.5, the opposite is thought to be true of short GRBs. Lack of a detected VHE signal thus allows setting meaningful fluence limits. One GRB in the sample (050509b) has a likely association with a galaxy at a redshift of 0.225, while another (051103) has been tentatively linked to the nearby galaxy M81. Fluence limits are corrected for EBL absorption, either using the known measured redshift, or computing the corresponding absorption for a redshift of 0.1 and 0.5, as well as for the case of z=0.

  10. Constraints on light neutrino parameters derived from the study of neutrinoless double beta decay

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    Sabin Stoica; Andrei Neacsu

    2014-05-02

    The study of the neutrinoless double beta ($0 \\beta\\beta$) decay mode can provide us with important information on the neutrino properties, particularly on the electron neutrino absolute mass. In this work we revise the present constraints on the neutrino mass parameters derived from the $0 \\beta\\beta$ decay analysis of the experimentally interesting nuclei. We use the latest results for the phase space factors (PSFs) and nuclear matrix elements (NMEs), as well as for the experimental lifetimes limits. For the PSFs we use values computed with an improved method reported very recently. For the NMEs we use values chosen from literature on a case-by-case basis, taking advantage of the consensus reached by the community on several nuclear ingredients used in their calculation. Thus, we try to restrict the range of spread of the NME values calculated with di?erent methods and, hence, to reduce the uncertainty in deriving limits for the Majorana neutrino mass parameter. Our results may be useful to have an up-date image on the present neutrino mass sensitivities associated with $0 \\beta\\beta$ measurements for different isotopes and to better estimate the range of values of the neutrino masses that can be explored in the future double beta decay (DBD) experiments.

  11. Factory capacity limits Machine dependencies

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    Foley, Simon

    Factory capacity limits Machine dependencies Employee scheduling Raw material availability Other internal operations (and also possibly the actions of other suppliers that supply raw materials) and at an international workshop at the multi-agent conference (AAMAS'06). Manufacturer Customer demand Penalties for non

  12. Tomographic inversion techniques incorporating physical constraints for line integrated spectroscopy in stellarators and tokamaksa)

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    Pablant, N. A.; Bell, R. E.; Bitter, M.; Delgado-Aparicio, L.; Hill, K. W.; Lazerson, S.; Morita, S.

    2014-08-08

    Accurate tomographic inversion is important for diagnostic systems on stellarators and tokamaks which rely on measurements of line integrated emission spectra. A tomographic inversion technique based on spline optimization with enforcement of constraints is described that can produce unique and physically relevant inversions even in situations with noisy or incomplete input data. This inversion technique is routinely used in the analysis of data from the x-ray imaging crystal spectrometer (XICS) installed at LHD. The XICS diagnostic records a 1D image of line integrated emission spectra from impurities in the plasma. Through the use of Doppler spectroscopy and tomographic inversion, XICSmore »can provide pro#12;file measurements of the local emissivity, temperature and plasma flow. Tomographic inversion requires the assumption that these measured quantities are flux surface functions, and that a known plasma equilibrium reconstruction is available. In the case of low signal levels or partial spatial coverage of the plasma cross-section, standard inversion techniques utilizing matrix inversion and linear-regularization often cannot produce unique and physically relevant solutions. The addition of physical constraints, such as parameter ranges, derivative directions, and boundary conditions, allow for unique solutions to be reliably found. The constrained inversion technique described here utilizes a modifi#12;ed Levenberg-Marquardt optimization scheme, which introduces a condition avoidance mechanism by selective reduction of search directions. The constrained inversion technique also allows for the addition of more complicated parameter dependencies, for example geometrical dependence of the emissivity due to asymmetries in the plasma density arising from fast rotation. The accuracy of this constrained inversion technique is discussed, with an emphasis on its applicability to systems with limited plasma coverage.« less

  13. Constraints on shallow {sup 56}Ni from the early light curves of type Ia supernovae

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    Piro, Anthony L. [Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Boulevard, M/C 350-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Nakar, Ehud, E-mail: piro@caltech.edu [Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

    2014-03-20

    Ongoing transient surveys are presenting an unprecedented account of the rising light curves of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). This early emission probes the shallowest layers of the exploding white dwarf (WD), which can provide constraints on the progenitor star and the properties of the explosive burning. We use semianalytic models of radioactively powered rising light curves to analyze these observations. As we have summarized in previous work, the main limiting factor in determining the surface distribution of {sup 56}Ni is the lack of an unambiguously identified time of explosion, as would be provided by detection of shock breakout or shock-heated cooling. Without this the SN may in principle exhibit a 'dark phase' for a few hours to days, where the only emission is from shock-heated cooling that is too dim to be detected. We show that by assuming a theoretically motivated time-dependent velocity evolution, the explosion time can be better constrained, albeit with potential systematic uncertainties. This technique is used to infer the surface {sup 56}Ni distributions of three recent SNe Ia that were caught especially early in their rise. In all three we find fairly similar {sup 56}Ni distributions. Observations of SN 2011fe and SN 2012cg probe shallower depths than SN 2009ig, and in these two cases {sup 56}Ni is present merely ?10{sup –2} M {sub ?} from the WDs' surfaces. The uncertainty in this result is up to an order of magnitude given the difficulty of precisely constraining the explosion time. We also use our conclusions about the explosion times to reassess radius constraints for the progenitor of SN 2011fe, as well as discuss the roughly t {sup 2} power law that is inferred for many observed rising light curves.

  14. Tomographic inversion techniques incorporating physical constraints for line integrated spectroscopy in stellarators and tokamaksa)

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    Pablant, N. A.; Bell, R. E.; Bitter, M.; Delgado-Aparicio, L.; Hill, K. W.; Lazerson, S.; Morita, S.

    2014-11-01

    Accurate tomographic inversion is important for diagnostic systems on stellarators and tokamaks which rely on measurements of line integrated emission spectra. A tomographic inversion technique based on spline optimization with enforcement of constraints is described that can produce unique and physically relevant inversions even in situations with noisy or incomplete input data. This inversion technique is routinely used in the analysis of data from the x-ray imaging crystal spectrometer (XICS) installed at LHD. The XICS diagnostic records a 1D image of line integrated emission spectra from impurities in the plasma. Through the use of Doppler spectroscopy and tomographic inversion, XICS can provide pro#12;file measurements of the local emissivity, temperature and plasma flow. Tomographic inversion requires the assumption that these measured quantities are flux surface functions, and that a known plasma equilibrium reconstruction is available. In the case of low signal levels or partial spatial coverage of the plasma cross-section, standard inversion techniques utilizing matrix inversion and linear-regularization often cannot produce unique and physically relevant solutions. The addition of physical constraints, such as parameter ranges, derivative directions, and boundary conditions, allow for unique solutions to be reliably found. The constrained inversion technique described here utilizes a modifi#12;ed Levenberg-Marquardt optimization scheme, which introduces a condition avoidance mechanism by selective reduction of search directions. The constrained inversion technique also allows for the addition of more complicated parameter dependencies, for example geometrical dependence of the emissivity due to asymmetries in the plasma density arising from fast rotation. The accuracy of this constrained inversion technique is discussed, with an emphasis on its applicability to systems with limited plasma coverage.

  15. Tomographic inversion techniques incorporating physical constraints for line integrated spectroscopy in stellarators and tokamaks

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    Pablant, N. A.; Bell, R. E.; Bitter, M.; Delgado-Aparicio, L.; Hill, K. W.; Lazerson, S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Morita, S. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Gifu (Japan)

    2014-11-15

    Accurate tomographic inversion is important for diagnostic systems on stellarators and tokamaks which rely on measurements of line integrated emission spectra. A tomographic inversion technique based on spline optimization with enforcement of constraints is described that can produce unique and physically relevant inversions even in situations with noisy or incomplete input data. This inversion technique is routinely used in the analysis of data from the x-ray imaging crystal spectrometer (XICS) installed at the Large Helical Device. The XICS diagnostic records a 1D image of line integrated emission spectra from impurities in the plasma. Through the use of Doppler spectroscopy and tomographic inversion, XICS can provide profile measurements of the local emissivity, temperature, and plasma flow. Tomographic inversion requires the assumption that these measured quantities are flux surface functions, and that a known plasma equilibrium reconstruction is available. In the case of low signal levels or partial spatial coverage of the plasma cross-section, standard inversion techniques utilizing matrix inversion and linear-regularization often cannot produce unique and physically relevant solutions. The addition of physical constraints, such as parameter ranges, derivative directions, and boundary conditions, allow for unique solutions to be reliably found. The constrained inversion technique described here utilizes a modified Levenberg-Marquardt optimization scheme, which introduces a condition avoidance mechanism by selective reduction of search directions. The constrained inversion technique also allows for the addition of more complicated parameter dependencies, for example, geometrical dependence of the emissivity due to asymmetries in the plasma density arising from fast rotation. The accuracy of this constrained inversion technique is discussed, with an emphasis on its applicability to systems with limited plasma coverage.

  16. Axions - Motivation, limits and searches

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    Georg G. Raffelt

    2006-11-09

    The axion solution of the strong CP problem provides a number of possible windows to physics beyond the standard model, notably in the form of searches for solar axions and for galactic axion dark matter, but in a broader context also inspires searches for axion-like particles in pure laboratory experiments. We briefly review the motivation for axions, astrophysical limits, their possible cosmological role, and current searches for axions and axion-like particles.

  17. Fundamental Limits to Cellular Sensing

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    Pieter Rein ten Wolde; Nils B. Becker; Thomas E. Ouldridge; A. Mugler

    2015-05-25

    In recent years experiments have demonstrated that living cells can measure low chemical concentrations with high precision, and much progress has been made in understanding what sets the fundamental limit to the precision of chemical sensing. Chemical concentration measurements start with the binding of ligand molecules to receptor proteins, which is an inherently noisy process, especially at low concentrations. The signaling networks that transmit the information on the ligand concentration from the receptors into the cell have to filter this noise extrinsic to the cell as much as possible. These networks, however, are also stochastic in nature, which means that they will also add noise to the transmitted signal. In this review, we will first discuss how the diffusive transport and binding of ligand to the receptor sets the receptor correlation time, and then how downstream signaling pathways integrate the noise in the receptor state; we will discuss how the number of receptors, the receptor correlation time, and the effective integration time together set a fundamental limit on the precision of sensing. We then discuss how cells can remove the receptor noise while simultaneously suppressing the intrinsic noise in the signaling network. We describe why this mechanism of time integration requires three classes of resources---receptors and their integration time, readout molecules, energy---and how each resource class sets a fundamental sensing limit. We also briefly discuss the scheme of maximum-likelihood estimation, the role of receptor cooperativity, and how cellular copy protocols differ from canonical copy protocols typically considered in the computational literature, explaining why cellular sensing systems can never reach the Landauer limit on the optimal trade-off between accuracy and energetic cost.

  18. United Biofuels Private Limited | Open Energy Information

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    United Biofuels Private Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name: United Biofuels Private Limited Place: Tamil Nadu, India Sector: Biomass Product: India-based owner and operator...

  19. Constraints on particle dark matter from cosmic-ray antiprotons

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    N. Fornengo; L. Maccione; A. Vittino

    2015-01-30

    Cosmic-ray antiprotons represent an important channel for dark matter indirect-detection studies. Current measurements of the antiproton flux at the top of the atmosphere and theoretical determinations of the secondary antiproton production in the Galaxy are in good agreement, with no manifest deviation which could point to an exotic contribution in this channel. Therefore, antiprotons can be used as a powerful tool for constraining particle dark matter properties. By using the spectrum of PAMELA data from 50 MV to 180 GV in rigidity, we derive bounds on the dark matter annihilation cross section (or decay rate, for decaying dark matter) for the whole spectrum of dark matter annihilation (decay) channels and under different hypotheses of cosmic-rays transport in the Galaxy and in the heliosphere. For typical models of galactic propagation, the constraints are significantly strong, setting a lower bound on the dark matter mass of a "thermal" relic at about 50-90 GeV for hadronic annihilation channels. These bounds are enhanced to about 150 GeV on the dark matter mass, when large cosmic-rays confinement volumes in the Galaxy are considered, and are reduced to 4-5 GeV for annihilation to light quarks (no bound for heavy-quark production) when the confinement volume is small. Bounds for dark matter lighter than few tens of GeV are due to the low energy part of the PAMELA spectrum, an energy region where solar modulation is relevant: to this aim, we have implemented a detailed solution of the transport equation in the heliosphere, which allowed us not only to extend bounds to light dark matter, but also to determine the uncertainty on the constraints arising from solar modulation modeling. Finally, we estimate the impact of soon-to-come AMS-02 data on the antiproton constraints.

  20. Stabilization of linear higher derivative gravity with constraints

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    Chen, Tai-jun; Lim, Eugene A. E-mail: eugene.a.lim@gmail.com

    2014-05-01

    We show that the instabilities of higher derivative gravity models with quadratic curvature invariant ?R{sup 2}+?R{sub ??}R{sup ??} can be removed by judicious addition of constraints at the quadratic level of metric fluctuations around Minkowski/de Sitter background. With a suitable parameter choice, we find that the instabilities of helicity-0, 1, 2 modes can be removed while reducing the dimensionality of the original phase space. To retain the renormalization properties of higher derivative gravity, Lorentz symmetry in the constrained theory is explicitly broken.

  1. Predictive Entropy Search for Bayesian Optimization with Unknown Constraints

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    Hernández-Lobato, José Miguel; Gelbart, Michael A.; Hoffman, Matthew W.; Adams, Ryan P.; Ghahramani, Zoubin

    2015-06-01

    package1, and the prediction time is computed as the average time of 1000 predictions, each for a batch of size 128. The net- work is trained on the MNIST digit classification task with 1https://github.com/nitishsrivastava/deepnet momentum-based stochastic... gradient descent for 5000 iter- ations. The objective is reported as the classification error rate on the validation set. As above, we treat constraint violations as the worst possible value (in this case a classi- fication error of 1.0). Figure 3(a) shows...

  2. Constraints on Majorana dark matter from a fourth lepton family

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    Hapola, Tuomas [Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Järvinen, Matti [Crete Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion (Greece); Kouvaris, Chris; Panci, Paolo; Virkajärvi, Jussi, E-mail: t.a.hapola@durham.ac.uk, E-mail: mjarvine@physics.uoc.gr, E-mail: kouvaris@cp3.dias.sdu.dk, E-mail: panci@cp3-origins.net, E-mail: virkajarvi@cp3-origins.net [CP "3-Origins and DIAS, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M (Denmark)

    2014-02-01

    We study the possibility of dark matter in the form of heavy neutrinos from a fourth lepton family with helicity suppressed couplings such that dark matter is produced thermally via annihilations in the early Universe. We present all possible constraints for this scenario coming from LHC and collider physics, underground direct detectors, neutrino telescopes, and indirect astrophysical searches. Although we embed the WIMP candidate within a model of composite dynamics, the majority of our results are model independent and applicable to all models where heavy neutrinos with suppressed couplings account for the dark matter abundance.

  3. Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity

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    Kent Yagi; Diego Blas; Nicolas Yunes; Enrico Barausse

    2014-04-30

    Binary pulsars are excellent laboratories to test the building blocks of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. One of these is Lorentz symmetry which states that physical phenomena appear the same for all inertially moving observers. We study the effect of violations of Lorentz symmetry in the orbital evolution of binary pulsars and find that it induces a much more rapid decay of the binary's orbital period due to the emission of dipolar radiation. The absence of such behavior in recent observations allows us to place the most stringent constraints on Lorentz violation in gravity, thus verifying one of the cornerstones of Einstein's theory much more accurately than any previous gravitational observation.

  4. Causality Constraint on Noncritical Einstein-Weyl Gravity

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    Fu-Wen Shu; Yungui Gong

    2014-10-31

    We explore, in the context of AdS/CFT correspondence, the causality constraints on the Noncritical Einstein-Weyl (NEW) gravity model in five dimensions. The scalar and shear channels are considered as small metric perturbations around an AdS black brane background. Our results show that causality analysis on the propagation of these two channels imposes a new bound on the coupling of the Weyl-squared terms in the NEW gravity. This new bound imposes more stringent restrictions than those of the tachyon-free condition, improving predictive power of the theory.

  5. Generalized Pauli constraints: Hierarchy of pinning and quasipinning-measure

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    Felix Tennie; Vlatko Vedral; Christian Schilling

    2015-09-01

    The Pauli exclusion principle (PEP) has a tremendous impact on the properties and the behavior of most fermionic quantum systems. Remarkably, even stronger restrictions on fermionic natural occupation numbers follow from the fermionic exchange statistics. Based on a hierarchy induced by PEP we develop an operationally meaningful measure which allows to quantify the potential physical relevance of those generalized Pauli constraints (GPC) beyond the well-established relevance of PEP. By studying a few fermions in a harmonic trap we explore and confirm for the first time such nontrivial significance of GPC not only for weak couplings but even up to medium interaction strengths.

  6. Reassessing thermodynamic and dynamic constraints on global wind power

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    Makarieva, A M; Nefiodov, A V; Sheil, D; Nobre, A D; Li, B L

    2015-01-01

    We analyze the determinants of the power output of moist atmospheric air. It is shown to be represented as a sum of terms with different physical meanings and uncertainties. We demonstrate that using a thermodynamic approach to constrain the global power output as a whole, e.g. by considering the entropy budget (Lalibert\\'e et al., 2015), results in a loss of information concerning the rate of kinetic energy generation. We discuss why it is important to find dynamic constraints on wind power and emphasize the role of condensation in the generation of atmospheric circulation.

  7. Constraints on Automorphic Forms of Higher Derivative Terms from Compactification

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    Finn Gubay; Neil Lambert; Peter West

    2010-08-04

    By dimensionally reducing the higher derivative corrections of ten-dimensional IIB theory on a torus we deduce constraints on the E_{n+1} automorphic forms that occur in d=10-n dimensions. In particular we argue that these automorphic forms involve the representation of E_{n+1} with fundamental weight \\lambda^{n+1}, which is also the representation to which the string charges in d dimensions belong. We also consider a similar calculation for the reduction of higher derivative terms in eleven-dimensional M-theory.

  8. Constraints on Light Dark Matter from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Brian Henning; Hitoshi Murayama

    2012-05-29

    We examine the effects of relic dark matter annihilations on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). The magnitude of these effects have scale simply with the dark matter mass and annihilation cross-section, which we derive. Estimates based on these scaling behaviors indicate that BBN severely constrains hadronic and radiative dark matter annihilation channels in the previously unconsidered dark matter mass region MeV $\\lesssim m_{\\chi} \\lesssim 10$ GeV. Interestingly, we find that BBN constraints on hadronic annihilation channels are competitive with similar bounds derived from the cosmic microwave background.

  9. Glass Property Models and Constraints for Estimating the Glass...

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    increases in waste loading in HLW and LAW glasses are possible over current system planning estimates. The data (although limited in some cases) were evaluated to determine a...

  10. Hudol Limited | Open Energy Information

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  15. Energy-limited escape revised

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    Salz, M; Czesla, S; Schmitt, J H M M

    2015-01-01

    Gas planets in close proximity to their host stars experience photoevaporative mass loss. The energy-limited escape concept is generally used to derive estimates for the planetary mass-loss rates. Our photoionization hydrodynamics simulations of the thermospheres of hot gas planets show that the energy-limited escape concept is valid only for planets with a gravitational potential lower than $\\log_\\mathrm{10}\\left( -\\Phi_{\\mathrm{G}}\\right) < 13.11~$erg$\\,$g$^{-1}$ because in these planets the radiative energy input is efficiently used to drive the planetary wind. Massive and compact planets with $\\log_\\mathrm{10}\\left( -\\Phi_{\\mathrm{G}}\\right) \\gtrsim 13.6~$erg$\\,$g$^{-1}$ exhibit more tightly bound atmospheres in which the complete radiative energy input is re-emitted through hydrogen Ly$\\alpha$ and free-free emission. These planets therefore host hydrodynamically stable thermospheres. Between these two extremes the strength of the planetary winds rapidly declines as a result of a decreasing heating eff...

  16. Momentum Trading and Limits to Arbitrage 

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    Armstrong, William

    2012-07-16

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 36 4.4 Expected Momentum Pro ts : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 41 4.5 Expected Growth Rates : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 45 4.6 Short-Sale Constraints and Overvaluation : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 50 5...-2010) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 39 4.4 Expected Momentum Pro ts (1967-2010) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 43 4.5 Conditional Momentum Strategies and Firm Operating Performance (1967- 2010) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 46 4...

  17. Control of multiscale systems with constraints. 1. Basic principles of the concept of evolution of systems with varying constraints

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    S. Adamenko; V. Bolotov; V. Novikov

    2013-07-17

    Physical fundamentals of the self-organizing theory for the system with varying constraints are considered. A variation principle, specifically the principle of dynamic harmonization as a generalization of the Gauss-Hertz principle for the systems with varying internal structure is formulated. In compliance with this principle the system evolves through dynamics of the processes leading to harmonization of the internal multiscale structure of the system and its connections with external actions as a result of minimizing the dynamic harmonization function. Main principles of the shell model of self-organization under the action of the dominating entropic disturbance are formulated.

  18. Constraints on ADM tetrad gravity parameter space from S2 star in the center of the Galaxy and from the Solar System

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    Mattia Villani

    2015-02-24

    ADM tetrad gravity is an Hamiltonian reformulation of General Relativity which gives new insight to the Dark Matter Problem. We impose constraints on the parameter space of ADM tetrad gravity with a Yukawa-like ansatz for the trace of the extrinsic curvature of the 3D hypersurfaces by fitting the orbit of the S2 star around the Black Hole in the Galactic center and using the perihelia of some of the planets of the Solar System. We find very thight constraints on the \\emph{strength} of the coupling, $4.2 \\,\\times \\, 10^{-4} \\, \\text{AU}\\,\\lesssim \\, \\delta \\, \\lesssim \\, 4.6 \\, \\times \\, 10^{-4} \\, \\text{AU}$, and an upper limit for the (inverse) scale length, $\\mu \\, \\lesssim \\, 3.5 \\, \\times \\, 10^{-6} \\, \\text{AU}^{-1}$.

  19. A d-person Differential Game with State Space Constraints

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    Ramasubramanian, S. [Indian Statistical Institute, Stat. Math. Unit (India)], E-mail: ram@isibang.ac.in

    2007-12-15

    We consider a network of d companies (insurance companies, for example) operating under a treaty to diversify risk. Internal and external borrowing are allowed to avert ruin of any member of the network. The amount borrowed to prevent ruin is viewed upon as control. Repayment of these loans entails a control cost in addition to the usual costs. Each company tries to minimize its repayment liability. This leads to a d -person differential game with state space constraints. If the companies are also in possible competition a Nash equilibrium is sought. Otherwise a utopian equilibrium is more appropriate. The corresponding systems of HJB equations and boundary conditions are derived. In the case of Nash equilibrium, the Hamiltonian can be discontinuous; there are d interlinked control problems with state constraints; each value function is a constrained viscosity solution to the appropriate discontinuous HJB equation. Uniqueness does not hold in general in this case. In the case of utopian equilibrium, each value function turns out to be the unique constrained viscosity solution to the appropriate HJB equation. Connection with Skorokhod problem is briefly discussed.

  20. Linear Perturbation constraints on Multi-coupled Dark Energy

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    Piloyan, Arpine; Baldi, Marco; Amendola, Luca

    2014-01-01

    The Multi-coupled Dark Energy (McDE) scenario has been recently proposed as a specific example of a cosmological model characterized by a non-standard physics of the dark sector of the universe that nevertheless gives an expansion history which does not significantly differ from the one of the standard $\\Lambda $CDM model. In this work, we present the first constraints on the McDE scenario obtained by comparing the predicted evolution of linear density perturbations with a large compilation of recent data sets for the growth rate $f\\sigma_{8}$, including 6dFGS, LRG, BOSS, WiggleZ and VIPERS. Confirming qualitative expectations, growth rate data provide much tighter bounds on the model parameters as compared to the extremely loose bounds that can be obtained when only the background expansion history is considered. In particular, the $95\\%$ confidence level on the coupling strength $|\\beta |$ is reduced from $|\\beta |\\leq 83$ (background constraints only) to $|\\beta |\\leq 0.88$ (background and linear perturbat...

  1. A taste of dark matter: Flavour constraints on pseudoscalar mediators

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    Dolan, Matthew J.; Kahlhoefer, Felix; McCabe, Christopher; Schmidt-Hoberg, Kai

    2015-03-31

    Dark matter interacting via the exchange of a light pseudoscalar can induce observable signals in indirect detection experiments and experience large self-interactions while evading the strong bounds from direct dark matter searches. The pseudoscalar mediator will however induce flavour-changing interactions in the Standard Model, providing a promising alternative way to test these models. We investigate in detail the constraints arising from rare meson decays and fixed target experiments for different coupling structures between the pseudoscalar and Standard Model fermions. The resulting bounds are highly complementary to the information inferred from the dark matter relic density and the constraints from primordialmore »nucleosynthesis. We discuss the implications of our findings for the dark matter self-interaction cross section and the prospects of probing dark matter coupled to a light pseudoscalar with direct or indirect detection experiments. In particular, we find that a pseudoscalar mediator can only explain the Galactic Centre excess if its mass is above that of the B mesons, and that it is impossible to obtain a sufficiently large direct detection cross section to account for the DAMA modulation.« less

  2. Cosmological Constraints from Hubble Parameter on f(R) Cosmologies

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    F. C. Carvalho; E. M. Santos; J. S. Alcaniz; J. Santos

    2008-11-10

    Modified $f(R)$ gravity in the Palatini approach has been presently applied to Cosmology as a realistic alternative to dark energy. In this concern, a number of authors have searched for observational constraints on several $f(R)$ gravity functional forms using mainly data of type Ia supenovae (SNe Ia), Cosmic Microwave Background ({\\rm CMB}) radiation and Large Scale Structure ({\\rm LSS}). In this paper, by considering a homogeneous and isotropic flat universe, we use determinations of the Hubble function $H(z)$, which are based on differential age method, to place bounds on the free parameters of the $f(R) = R - \\beta/R^{n}$ functional form. We also combine the $H(z)$ data with constraints from Baryon Acoustic Oscillations ({\\rm BAO}) and {\\rm CMB} measurements, obtaining ranges of values for $n$ and $\\beta$ in agreement with other independent analyses. We find that, for some intervals of $n$ and $\\beta$, models based on $f(R) = R - \\beta/R^{n}$ gravity in the Palatini approach, unlike the metric formalism, can produce the sequence of radiation-dominated, matter-dominated, and accelerating periods without need of dark energy.

  3. Constraints on the redshift dependence of the dark energy potential

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    Joan Simon; Licia Verde; Raul Jimenez

    2004-12-13

    We develop a formalism to characterize the redshift evolution of the dark energy potential. Our formalism makes use of quantities similar to the Horizon-flow parameters in inflation and is general enough that can deal with multiscalar quintessence scenarios, exotic matter components, and higher order curvature corrections to General Relativity. We show how the shape of the dark energy potential can be recovered non parametrically using this formalism and we present approximations analogous to the ones relevant to slow-roll inflation. Since presently available data do not allow a non-parametric and exact reconstruction of the potential, we consider a general parametric description. This reconstruction can also be used in other approaches followed in the literature (e.g., the reconstruction of the redshift evolution of the dark energy equation of state w(z)). Using observations of passively evolving galaxies and supernova data we derive constraints on the dark energy potential shape in the redshift range 0.1 < z < 1.8. Our findings show that at the 1sigma level the potential is consistent with being constant, although at the same level of confidence variations cannot be excluded with current data. We forecast constraints achievable with future data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.

  4. Unbiased constraints on the clumpiness of universe from standard candles

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    Li, Zhengxiang; Zhu, Zong-Hong

    2015-01-01

    We perform unbiased tests for the clumpiness of universe by confronting the Zel'dovich-Kantowski-Dyer-Roeder luminosity distance which describes the effect of local inhomogeneities on the propagation of light with the observational one estimated from measurements of standard candles, i.e., type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Methodologically, we first determine the light-curve fitting parameters which account for distance estimation in SNe Ia observations and luminosity/energy relations which are responsible for distance estimation of GRBs in the global fit to reconstruct the Hubble diagrams in the context of a clumpy universe. Subsequently, these Hubble diagrams allow us to achieve unbiased constraints on the matter density parameter $\\Omega_m$ as well as clumpiness parameter $\\eta$ which quantifies the fraction of homogeneously distributed matter within a given light cone. At 1$\\sigma$ confidence level, the constraints are $\\Omega_m=0.34\\pm0.02$ and $\\eta=1.00^{+0.00}_{-0.02}$ from the ...

  5. Nonclassical readout of optical memories under local energy constraint

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    Gaetana Spedalieri; Cosmo Lupo; Stefano Pirandola

    2015-09-03

    Nonclassical states of light play a central role in many quantum information protocols. Their quantum features have been exploited to improve the readout of information from digital memories, modelled as arrays of microscopic beam splitters [S. Pirandola, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 090504 (2011)]. In this model of "quantum reading", a nonclassical source of light with Einstein-Podolski-Rosen correlations has been proven to retrieve more information than any classical source. In particular, the quantum-classical comparison has been performed under a global energy constraint, i.e., by fixing the mean total number of photons irradiated over each memory cell. In this paper we provide an alternative analysis which is based on a local energy constraint, meaning that we fix the mean number of photons per signal mode irradiated over the memory cell. Under this assumption, we investigate the critical number of signal modes after which a nonclassical source of light is able to beat any classical source irradiating the same number of signals.

  6. Neutrino mass limits: robust information from the power spectrum of galaxy surveys

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    Antonio J. Cuesta; Viviana Niro; Licia Verde

    2015-11-18

    We present cosmological upper limits on the sum of active neutrino masses using large-scale power spectrum data from the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey and from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - Data Release 7 (SDSS-DR7) sample of Luminous Red Galaxies (LRG). Combining measurements on the Cosmic Microwave Background temperature and polarisation anisotropies by the Planck satellite together with WiggleZ power spectrum results in a neutrino mass bound of 0.43 eV at 95% C.L., while replacing WiggleZ by the SDSS-DR7 LRG power spectrum, the 95% C.L. bound on the sum of neutrino masses improves to 0.17 eV. Adding Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) distance scale measurements, the neutrino mass upper limits greatly improve, since BAO data break degeneracies in parameter space. Within a $\\Lambda$CDM model, we find an upper limit of 0.11 eV (0.15 eV) at 95% C.L., when using SDSS-DR7 LRG (WiggleZ) together with BAO and Planck. The addition of BAO data makes the neutrino mass upper limit robust, showing only a weak dependence on the power spectrum used. We also quantify the dependence of neutrino mass limit reported here on the CMB lensing information. The tighter upper limit (0.11 eV) obtained with SDSS-DR7 LRG is very close to that recently obtained using Lyman-alpha clustering data, yet uses a completely different probe and redshift range, further supporting the robustness of the constraint. This constraint puts under some pressure the inverted mass hierarchy and favours the normal hierarchy.

  7. Tau-neutrino mass limit

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    Baringer, Philip S.

    1987-05-01

    was supported in part by the U.S. Depart- ment of Energy under Contracts Nos. W-31-109-Eng-38, DE-AC02-76ER011 12, DE-AC03-76S F000998, DE- AC02-76ER01428, and DE-AC02-84ER40125. This ex- periment was made possible by the support provided by the SLAC PEP staff... articles is followed, and page proofs are sent to authors. Tau-neutrino mass limit S. Abachi, P. Baringer, B. G. Bylsma, R. De Bonte, D. Koltick, F. J. Loeffler, E. H. Low, R. L. McIlwain, D. H. Miller, C. R. Ng, L. K. Rangan, and E. I. Shibata Purdue...

  8. Physics of the Shannon Limits

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    Merhav, Neri

    2009-01-01

    We provide a simple physical interpretation, in the context of the second law of thermodynamics, to the information inequality (a.k.a. the Gibbs' inequality, which is also equivalent to the log-sum inequality), asserting that the relative entropy between two probability distributions cannot be negative. Since this inequality stands at the basis of the data processing theorem (DPT), and the DPT in turn is at the heart of most, if not all, proofs of converse theorems in Shannon theory, it is observed that conceptually, the roots of fundamental limits of Information Theory can actually be attributed to the laws of physics, in particular, to the second law of thermodynamics, and at least indirectly, also to the law of energy conservation. By the same token, in the other direction: one can view the second law as stemming from information-theoretic principles.

  9. The limits of filopodium stability

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    Sander Pronk; Phillip L. Geissler; Daniel A. Fletcher

    2008-03-03

    Filopodia are long, finger-like membrane tubes supported by cytoskeletal filaments. Their shape is determined by the stiffness of the actin filament bundles found inside them and by the interplay between the surface tension and bending rigidity of the membrane. Although one might expect the Euler buckling instability to limit the length of filopodia, we show through simple energetic considerations that this is in general not the case. By further analyzing the statics of filaments inside membrane tubes, and through computer simulations that capture membrane and filament fluctuations, we show under which conditions filopodia of arbitrary lengths are stable. We discuss several in vitro experiments where this kind of stability has already been observed. Furthermore, we predict that the filaments in long, stable filopodia adopt a helical shape.

  10. Limited-life cartridge primers

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    Makowiecki, Daniel M.; Rosen, Robert S.

    2005-04-19

    A cartridge primer which utilizes an explosive that can be designed to become inactive in a predetermined period of time: a limited-life primer. The explosive or combustible material of the primer is an inorganic reactive multilayer (RML). The reaction products of the RML are sub-micron grains of non-corrosive inorganic compounds that would have no harmful effects on firearms or cartridge cases. Unlike use of primers containing lead components, primers utilizing RML's would not present a hazard to the environment. The sensitivity of an RML is determined by the physical structure and the stored interfacial energy. The sensitivity lowers with time due to a decrease in interfacial energy resulting from interdiffusion of the elemental layers. Time-dependent interdiffusion is predictable, thereby enabling the functional lifetime of an RML primer to be predetermined by the initial thickness and materials selection of the reacting layers.

  11. Limited-life cartridge primers

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    Makowiecki, D.M.; Rosen, R.S.

    1998-06-30

    A cartridge primer is described which utilizes an explosive that can be designed to become inactive in a predetermined period of time: a limited-life primer. The explosive or combustible material of the primer is an inorganic reactive multilayer (RML). The reaction products of the RML are sub-micron grains of non-corrosive inorganic compounds that would have no harmful effects on firearms or cartridge cases. Unlike use of primers containing lead components, primers utilizing RML`s would not present a hazard to the environment. The sensitivity of an RML is determined by the physical structure and the stored interfacial energy. The sensitivity lowers with time due to a decrease in interfacial energy resulting from interdiffusion of the elemental layers. Time-dependent interdiffusion is predictable, thereby enabling the functional lifetime of an RML primer to be predetermined by the initial thickness and materials selection of the reacting layers. 10 figs.

  12. Limited-life cartridge primers

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    Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA); Rosen, Robert S. (San Ramon, CA)

    1998-01-01

    A cartridge primer which utilizes an explosive that can be designed to become inactive in a predetermined period of time: a limited-life primer. The explosive or combustible material of the primer is an inorganic reactive multilayer (RML). The reaction products of the RML are sub-micron grains of non-corrosive inorganic compounds that would have no harmful effects on firearms or cartridge cases. Unlike use of primers containing lead components, primers utilizing RML's would not present a hazard to the environment. The sensitivity of an RML is determined by the physical structure and the stored interfacial energy. The sensitivity lowers with time due to a decrease in interfacial energy resulting from interdiffusion of the elemental layers. Time-dependent interdiffusion is predictable, thereby enabling the functional lifetime of an RML primer to be predetermined by the initial thickness and materials selection of the reacting layers.

  13. NuSTAR Observations of the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on Inverse...

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    the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on Inverse Compton Emission Authors: Wik, Daniel R. ; NASA, Goddard Johns Hopkins U. ; Hornstrup, A. ; Denmark, Tech. U. ; Molendi, S. ; IASF,...

  14. Resource allocation for semi-elastic applications with outage constraints in cellular networks

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    Yang, C; Jordan, S

    2015-01-01

    Liang, and S. -G. H¨aggman, “Outage probability in GSM- GPRSand rate control with outage constraints in CDMA wirelessand P. Spasojevic, “Service outage based power and rate

  15. Constraint-Based Linear-Relations Analysis Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Henny B. Sipma, and Zohar Manna

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    Sankaranarayanan, Sriram

    Constraint-Based Linear-Relations Analysis Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Henny B. Sipma, and Zohar Manna Computer Science Department Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-9045 {srirams

  16. Constraints on the Cosmic-Ray Density Gradient Beyond the Solar...

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    Journal Article: Constraints on the Cosmic-Ray Density Gradient Beyond the Solar Circle From Fermi Gamma-Ray Observations of the Third Galactic Quadrant Citation Details...

  17. NuSTAR Observations of the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on Inverse...

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    of the Bullet Cluster: Constraints on Inverse Compton Emission Wik, Daniel R.; NASA, Goddard Johns Hopkins U.; Hornstrup, A.; Denmark, Tech. U.; Molendi, S.; IASF,...

  18. IceCube events and decaying dark matter: hints and constraints

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    Arman Esmaili; Sin Kyu Kang; Pasquale Dario Serpico

    2015-01-08

    In the light of the new IceCube data on the (yet unidentified) astrophysical neutrino flux in the PeV and sub-PeV range, we present an update on the status of decaying dark matter interpretation of the events. In particular, we develop further the angular distribution analysis and discuss the perspectives for diagnostics. By performing various statistical tests (maximum likelihood, Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Anderson-Darling tests) we conclude that currently the data show a mild preference (below the two sigma level) for the angular distribution expected from dark matter decay vs. the isotropic distribution foreseen for a conventional astrophysical flux of extragalactic origin. Also, we briefly develop some general considerations on heavy dark matter model building and on the compatibility of the expected energy spectrum of decay products with the IceCube data, as well as with existing bounds from gamma-rays. Alternatively, assuming that the IceCube data originate from conventional astrophysical sources, we derive bounds on both decaying and annihilating dark matter for various final states. The lower limits on heavy dark matter lifetime improve by up to an order of magnitude with respect to existing constraints, definitively making these events---even if astrophysical in origin---an important tool for astroparticle physics studies.

  19. Uranium-series constraints on radionuclide transport and groundwater flow at the Nopal I uranium deposit, Sierra Pena Blanca, Mexico

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    Goldstein, S.J.; Abdel-Fattah, A.I.; Murrell, M.T.; Dobson, P.F.; Norman, D.E.; Amato, R.S.; Nunn, A. J.

    2009-10-01

    Uranium-series data for groundwater samples from the Nopal I uranium ore deposit were obtained to place constraints on radionuclide transport and hydrologic processes for a nuclear waste repository located in fractured, unsaturated volcanic tuff. Decreasing uranium concentrations for wells drilled in 2003 are consistent with a simple physical mixing model that indicates that groundwater velocities are low ({approx}10 m/y). Uranium isotopic constraints, well productivities, and radon systematics also suggest limited groundwater mixing and slow flow in the saturated zone. Uranium isotopic systematics for seepage water collected in the mine adit show a spatial dependence which is consistent with longer water-rock interaction times and higher uranium dissolution inputs at the front adit where the deposit is located. Uranium-series disequilibria measurements for mostly unsaturated zone samples indicate that {sup 230}Th/{sup 238}U activity ratios range from 0.005-0.48 and {sup 226}Ra/{sup 238}U activity ratios range from 0.006-113. {sup 239}Pu/{sup 238}U mass ratios for the saturated zone are <2 x 10{sup -14}, and Pu mobility in the saturated zone is >1000 times lower than the U mobility. Saturated zone mobility decreases in the order {sup 238}U{approx}{sup 226}Ra > {sup 230}Th{approx}{sup 239}Pu. Radium and thorium appear to have higher mobility in the unsaturated zone based on U-series data from fractures and seepage water near the deposit.

  20. CONSTRAINTS ON THE EMISSION MODEL OF THE 'NAKED-EYE BURST' GRB 080319B

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    Abdo, A. A.; Abeysekara, A. U.; Linnemann, J. T.; Allen, B. T.; Chen, C.; Aune, T.; Berley, D.; Goodman, J. A.; Christopher, G. E.; Kolterman, B. E.; Mincer, A. I.; DeYoung, T.; Dingus, B. L.; Hoffman, C. M.; Ellsworth, R. W.; Gonzalez, M. M.; Granot, J.; Hays, E.; McEnery, J. E.; Huentemeyer, P. H.; and others

    2012-07-10

    On 2008 March 19, one of the brightest gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) ever recorded was detected by several ground- and space-based instruments spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays. With a peak visual magnitude of 5.3, GRB 080319B was dubbed the 'naked-eye' GRB, as an observer under dark skies could have seen the burst without the aid of an instrument. Presented here are results from observations of the prompt phase of GRB 080319B taken with the Milagro TeV observatory. The burst was observed at an elevation angle of 47 Degree-Sign . Analysis of the data is performed using both the standard air shower method and the scaler or single-particle technique, which results in a sensitive energy range that extends from {approx}5 GeV to >20 TeV. These observations provide the only direct constraints on the properties of the high-energy gamma-ray emission from GRB 080319B at these energies. No evidence for emission is found in the Milagro data, and upper limits on the gamma-ray flux above 10 GeV are derived. The limits on emission between {approx}25 and 200 GeV are incompatible with the synchrotron self-Compton model of gamma-ray production and disfavor a corresponding range (2 eV-16 eV) of assumed synchrotron peak energies. This indicates that the optical photons and soft ({approx}650 keV) gamma rays may not be produced by the same electron population.

  1. Constraints on the symmetry energy from observational probes of the neutron star crust

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    William G. Newton; Joshua Hooker; Michael Gearheart; Kyleah Murphy; De-Hua Wen; Farrukh Fattoyev; Bao-An Li

    2015-06-07

    A number of observed phenomena associated with individual neutron star systems or neutron star populations find explanations in models in which the neutron star crust plays an important role. We review recent work examining the sensitivity to the slope of the symmetry energy $L$ of such models, and constraints extracted on $L$ from confronting them with observations. We focus on six sets of observations and proposed explanations: (i) The cooling rate of the neutron star in Cassiopeia A, confronting cooling models which include enhanced cooling in the nuclear pasta regions of the inner crust, (ii) the upper limit of the observed periods of young X-ray pulsars, confronting models of magnetic field decay in the crust caused by the high resistivity of the nuclear pasta layer, (iii) glitches from the Vela pulsar, confronting the paradigm that they arise due to a sudden re-coupling of the crustal neutron superfluid to the crustal lattice after a period during which they were decoupled due to vortex pinning, (iv) The frequencies of quasi-periodic oscillations in the X-ray tail of light curves from giant flares from soft gamma-ray repeaters, confronting models of torsional crust oscillations, (v) the upper limit on the frequency to which millisecond pulsars can be spun-up due to accretion from a binary companion, confronting models of the r-mode instability arising above a threshold frequency determined in part by the viscous dissipation timescale at the crust-core boundary, and (vi) the observations of precursor electromagnetic flares a few seconds before short gamma-ray bursts, confronting a model of crust shattering caused by resonant excitation of a crustal oscillation mode by the tidal gravitational field of a companion neutron star just before merger.

  2. Radio and gamma-ray constraints on dark matter annihilation in the Galactic center

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    Roland M. Crocker; Nicole F. Bell; Csaba Balázs; David I. Jones

    2010-03-15

    We determine upper limits on the dark matter (DM) self-annihilation cross section for scenarios in which annihilation leads to the production of electron--positron pairs. In the Galactic centre (GC), relativistic electrons and positrons produce a radio flux via synchroton emission, and a gamma ray flux via bremsstrahlung and inverse Compton scattering. On the basis of archival, interferometric and single-dish radio data, we have determined the radio spectrum of an elliptical region around the Galactic centre of extent 3 degrees semi-major axis (along the Galactic plane) and 1 degree semi-minor axis and a second, rectangular region, also centered on the GC, of extent 1.6 degrees x 0.6 degrees. The radio spectra of both regions are non-thermal over the range of frequencies for which we have data: 74 MHz -- 10 GHz. We also consider gamma-ray data covering the same region from the EGRET instrument (about GeV) and from HESS (around TeV). We show how the combination of these data can be used to place robust constraints on DM annihilation scenarios, in a way which is relatively insensitive to assumptions about the magnetic field amplitude in this region. Our results are approximately an order of magnitude more constraining than existing Galactic centre radio and gamma ray limits. For a DM mass of m_\\chi =10 GeV, and an NFW profile, we find that the velocity-averaged cross-section must be less than a few times 10^-25 cm^3 s^-1.

  3. Linear media in classical electrodynamics and the Post constraint

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    Friedrich W. Hehl; Yuri N. Obukhov

    2004-11-03

    The Maxwell equations are formulated in a generally covariant and metric-free way in 1+3 and subsequently in 4 dimensions. For this purpose, we use the excitations $\\cal D$, $\\cal H$ and the field strengths $E,B$. A local and linear constitutive law between excitations and field strengths is assumed, with a constitutive tensor $\\chi^{ijkl}=-\\chi^{jikl}=-\\chi^{ijlk}$ of 36 components. The properties of this tensor are discussed. In particular, we address the validity of the Post constraint, a subject that is very much under discussion. In this connection, the Tellegen gyrator, the axion field, and the ``perfect electromagnetic conductor'' of Lindell & Sihvola are compared with each other.

  4. New Constraints on Higgs-portal Scalar Dark Matter

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    Huayong Han; Sibo Zheng

    2015-11-27

    The simplest Higgs-portal scalar dark matter model, in which a real scalar singlet is added to the standard model, has been revisited, by taking into account the constraints from perturbativity, electroweak vacuum stability in the early Universe, dark matter direct detection, and Higgs invisible decay at the LHC. We show that the {\\it resonant mass region} is totally excluded and the {\\it high mass region} is reduced to a narrow window $1.1$ ~TeV $\\leq m_{s} \\leq$ $ 2.55$~ TeV, which is slightly reduced to $1.1$~TeV $\\leq m_{s} \\leq$ $ 2.0$~ TeV if the perturbativity is further imposed. This {\\it high mass range} can be fully detected by the Xenon 1T experiment.

  5. Neutron star equations of state with optical potential constraint

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    Sofija Anti?; Stefan Typel

    2015-04-10

    Nuclear matter and neutron stars are studied in the framework of an extended relativistic mean-field (RMF) model with higher-order derivative and density dependent couplings of nucleons to the meson fields. The derivative couplings lead to an energy dependence of the scalar and vector self-energies of the nucleons. It can be adjusted to be consistent with experimental results for the optical potential in nuclear matter. Several parametrisations, which give identical predictions for the saturation properties of nuclear matter, are presented for different forms of the derivative coupling functions. The stellar structure of spherical, non-rotating stars is calculated for these new equations of state (EoS). A substantial softening of the EoS and a reduction of the maximum mass of neutron stars is found if the optical potential constraint is satisfied.

  6. Probabilistic Constraint Programming for Parameters Optimisation of Generative Models

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    Zanin, Massimiliano; Sousa, Pedro A C; Cruz, Jorge

    2015-01-01

    Complex networks theory has commonly been used for modelling and understanding the interactions taking place between the elements composing complex systems. More recently, the use of generative models has gained momentum, as they allow identifying which forces and mechanisms are responsible for the appearance of given structural properties. In spite of this interest, several problems remain open, one of the most important being the design of robust mechanisms for finding the optimal parameters of a generative model, given a set of real networks. In this contribution, we address this problem by means of Probabilistic Constraint Programming. By using as an example the reconstruction of networks representing brain dynamics, we show how this approach is superior to other solutions, in that it allows a better characterisation of the parameters space, while requiring a significantly lower computational cost.

  7. Protecting coherence in Optimal Control Theory: State dependent constraint approach

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    Jose P. Palao; Ronnie Kosloff; Christiane P. Koch

    2008-03-06

    Optimal control theory is developed for the task of obtaining a primary objective in a subspace of the Hilbert space while avoiding other subspaces of the Hilbert space. The primary objective can be a state-to-state transition or a unitary transformation. A new optimization functional is introduced which leads to monotonic convergence of the algorithm. This approach becomes necessary for molecular systems subject to processes implying loss of coherence such as predissociation or ionization. In these subspaces controllability is hampered or even completely lost. Avoiding the lossy channels is achieved via a functional constraint which depends on the state of the system at each instant in time. We outline the resulting new algorithm, discuss its convergence properties and demonstrate its functionality for the example of a state-to-state transition and of a unitary transformation for a model of cold Rb2.

  8. Neural Modeling and Control of Diesel Engine with Pollution Constraints

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    Ouladsine, Mustapha; Dovifaaz, Xavier; 10.1007/s10846-005-3806-y

    2009-01-01

    The paper describes a neural approach for modelling and control of a turbocharged Diesel engine. A neural model, whose structure is mainly based on some physical equations describing the engine behaviour, is built for the rotation speed and the exhaust gas opacity. The model is composed of three interconnected neural submodels, each of them constituting a nonlinear multi-input single-output error model. The structural identi?cation and the parameter estimation from data gathered on a real engine are described. The neural direct model is then used to determine a neural controller of the engine, in a specialized training scheme minimising a multivariable criterion. Simulations show the effect of the pollution constraint weighting on a trajectory tracking of the engine speed. Neural networks, which are ?exible and parsimonious nonlinear black-box models, with universal approximation capabilities, can accurately describe or control complex nonlinear systems, with little a priori theoretical knowledge. The present...

  9. Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities

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    Hasenkamp, Jasper; Kersten, Jörn, E-mail: Jasper.Hasenkamp@desy.de, E-mail: Joern.Kersten@desy.de [II. Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-08-01

    We study particle decay as the origin of dark radiation. After elaborating general properties and useful parametrisations we provide model-independent and easy-to-use constraints from nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and structure formation. Bounds on branching ratios and mass hierarchies depend in a unique way on the time of decay. We demonstrate their power to exclude well-motivated scenarios taking the example of the lightest ordinary sparticle decaying into the gravitino. We point out signatures and opportunities in cosmological observations and structure formation. For example, if there are two dark decay modes, dark radiation and the observed dark matter with adjustable free-streaming can originate from the same decaying particle, solving small-scale problems of structure formation. Hot dark matter mimicking a neutrino mass scale as deduced from cosmological observations can arise and possibly be distinguished after a discovery. Our results can be used as a guideline for model building.

  10. Solar System Constraints on f(G) Dark Energy

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    Stephen C. Davis

    2008-01-30

    Corrections to solar system gravity are derived for f(G) gravity theories, in which a function of the Gauss-Bonnet curvature term is added to the gravitational action. Their effects on Newton's law, as felt by the planets, and on the frequency shift of signals from the Cassini spacecraft, are both determined. Despite the fact that the Gauss-Bonnet term is quadratic in curvature, the resulting constraints are substantial. It is shown that they practically rule out f(G) as a natural explanation for the late-time acceleration of the universe. Possible exceptions are when f(G) reduces to something very close to a cosmological constant, or if the form of the function f is exceptionally fine-tuned.

  11. Future Impacts of Coal Distribution Constraints on Coal Cost

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    McCollum, David L

    2007-01-01

    Council (NCC), 2006, “Coal: America’s Energy Future”, VolumeCan Coal Deliver? America’s Coal Potential & Limits”, Studycoal generating units currently in operation throughout North America (

  12. Constraints on deviations from ?CDM within Horndeski gravity

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    Emilio Bellini; Antonio J. Cuesta; Raul Jimenez; Licia Verde

    2015-09-25

    Recent anomalies found in cosmological datasets such as the low multipoles of the Cosmic Microwave Background or the low redshift amplitude and growth of clustering measured by e.g., abundance of galaxy clusters and redshift space distortions in galaxy surveys, have motivated explorations of models beyond standard {\\Lambda}CDM. Of particular interest are models where general relativity (GR) is modified on large cosmological scales. Here we consider deviations from {\\Lambda}CDM+GR within the context of Horndeski gravity, which is the most general theory of gravity with second derivatives in the equations of motion. We adopt a parametrization in which the four additional Horndeski functions of time {\\alpha}_i(t) are proportional to the cosmological density of dark energy {\\Omega}_DE(t). Constraints on this extended parameter space using a suite of state-of-the art cosmological observations are presented for the first time. Although the theory is able to accommodate the low multipoles of the Cosmic Microwave Background and the low amplitude of fluctuations from redshift space distortions, we find no significant tension with {\\Lambda}CDM+GR when performing a global fit to recent cosmological data and thus there is no evidence against {\\Lambda}CDM+GR from an analysis of the value of the Bayesian evidence ratio of the modified gravity models with respect to {\\Lambda}CDM, despite introducing extra parameters. The posterior distribution of these extra parameters that we derive return strong constraints on any possible deviations from {\\Lambda}CDM+GR in the context of Horndeski gravity. We illustrate how our results can be applied to a more general frameworks of modified gravity models.

  13. Dark energy constraints from lensing-detected galaxy clusters

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    Laura Marian; Gary M. Bernstein

    2006-05-31

    We study the ability of weak lensing surveys to detect galaxy clusters and constrain cosmological parameters, in particular the equation of state of dark energy. There are two major sources of noise for weak lensing cluster measurements: the ``shape noise'' from the intrinsic ellipticities of galaxies; and the large scale projection noise. We produce a filter for the shear field which optimizes the signal-to-noise of shape-noise-dominated shear measurements. Our Fisher-matrix analysis of this projected-mass observable makes use of the shape of this mass function, and takes into account the Poisson variance, sample variance, shape noise, and projected-mass noise, and also the fact that the conversion of the shear signal into mass is cosmology-dependent. The Fisher analysis is applied to both a nominal 15,000 square degree ground-based survey and a 1000 square degree space-based survey. Assuming a detection threshold of S/N=5, we find both experiments detect \\~20,000 clusters, and yield 1-sigma constraints of ~0.07 for w0 and ~0.2 for wa when combined with CMB data (for flat universe). The projection noise exceeds the shape noise only for clusters at z<=0.1 and has little effect on the derived dark-energy constraints. Sample variance does not significantly affect either survey. Finally, we note that all these results are extremely sensitive to the noise levels and detection thresholds that we impose. They can be significantly improved if we combine ground and space surveys as independent experiments and add their corresponding Fisher matrices.

  14. Constraints on the Higgs boson width from off-shell production and decay to Z-boson pairs

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    Khachatryan, Vardan; et al.,

    2014-09-01

    Constraints are presented on the total width of the recently discovered Higgs boson, Gamma[H], using its relative on-shell and off-shell production and decay rates to a pair of Z bosons, where one Z boson decays to an electron or muon pair, and the other to an electron, muon, or neutrino pair. The analysis is based on the data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 inverse femtobarns at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and 19.7 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. A simultaneous maximum likelihood fitmore »to the measured kinematic distributions near the resonance peak and above the Z-boson pair production threshold leads to an upper limit on the Higgs boson width of Gamma[H] « less

  15. Shear wall ultimate drift limits

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    Duffey, T.A.; Goldman, A.; Farrar, C.R.

    1994-04-01

    Drift limits for reinforced-concrete shear walls are investigated by reviewing the open literature for appropriate experimental data. Drift values at ultimate are determined for walls with aspect ratios ranging up to a maximum of 3.53 and undergoing different types of lateral loading (cyclic static, monotonic static, and dynamic). Based on the geometry of actual nuclear power plant structures exclusive of containments and concerns regarding their response during seismic (i.e.,cyclic) loading, data are obtained from pertinent references for which the wall aspect ratio is less than or equal to approximately 1, and for which testing is cyclic in nature (typically displacement controlled). In particular, lateral deflections at ultimate load, and at points in the softening region beyond ultimate for which the load has dropped to 90, 80, 70, 60, and 50 percent of its ultimate value, are obtained and converted to drift information. The statistical nature of the data is also investigated. These data are shown to be lognormally distributed, and an analysis of variance is performed. The use of statistics to estimate Probability of Failure for a shear wall structure is illustrated.

  16. Constraints on the binary properties of mid- to late T dwarfs from Hubble space telescope WFC3 observations

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    Aberasturi, M.; Solano, E.; Burgasser, A. J.; Mora, A.; Martín, E. L.; Reid, I. N.; Looper, D.

    2014-12-01

    We used Hubble Space Telescope/Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) observations of a sample of 26 nearby (?20 pc) mid- to late T dwarfs to search for cooler companions and measure the multiplicity statistics of brown dwarfs (BDs). Tightly separated companions were searched for using a double point-spread-function-fitting algorithm. We also compared our detection limits based on simulations to other prior T5+ BD binary programs. No new wide or tight companions were identified, which is consistent with the number of known T5+ binary systems and the resolution limits of WFC3. We use our results to add new constraints to the binary fraction (BF) of T-type BDs. Modeling selection effects and adopting previously derived separation and mass ratio distributions, we find an upper limit total BF of <16% and <25% assuming power law and flat mass ratio distributions, respectively, which are consistent with previous results. We also characterize a handful of targets around the L/T transition.

  17. Permutation Orbifolds in the large N Limit

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    Belin, Alexandre; Maloney, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    The space of permutation orbifolds is a simple landscape of two dimensional CFTs, generalizing the well-known symmetric orbifolds. We consider constraints which a permutation orbifold with large central charge must obey in order to be holographically dual to a weakly coupled (but possibly stringy) theory of gravity in AdS. We then construct explicit examples of permutation orbifolds which obey these constraints. In our constructions the spectrum remains finite at large N, but differs qualitatively from that of symmetric orbifolds. We also discuss under what conditions the correlation functions factorize at large N and thus reduce to those of a generalized free field in AdS. We show that this happens not just for symmetric orbifolds, but also for permutation groups which act "democratically" in a sense which we define.

  18. Individualized Radical Radiotherapy of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Based on Normal Tissue Dose Constraints: A Feasibility Study

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    Baardwijk, Angela van Bosmans, Geert; Boersma, Liesbeth; Wanders, Stofferinus; Dekker, Andre; Dingemans, Anne Marie C.; Bootsma, Gerben; Geraedts, Wiel; Pitz, Cordula; Simons, Jean; Lambin, Philippe; Ruysscher, Dirk de

    2008-08-01

    Purpose: Local recurrence is a major problem after (chemo-)radiation for non-small-cell lung cancer. We hypothesized that for each individual patient, the highest therapeutic ratio could be achieved by increasing total tumor dose (TTD) to the limits of normal tissues, delivered within 5 weeks. We report first results of a prospective feasibility trial. Methods and Materials: Twenty-eight patients with medically inoperable or locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, World Health Organization performance score of 0-1, and reasonable lung function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second > 50%) were analyzed. All patients underwent irradiation using an individualized prescribed TTD based on normal tissue dose constraints (mean lung dose, 19 Gy; maximal spinal cord dose, 54 Gy) up to a maximal TTD of 79.2 Gy in 1.8-Gy fractions twice daily. No concurrent chemoradiation was administered. Toxicity was scored using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events criteria. An {sup 18}F-fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose-positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan was performed to evaluate (metabolic) response 3 months after treatment. Results: Mean delivered dose was 63.0 {+-} 9.8 Gy. The TTD was most often limited by the mean lung dose (32.1%) or spinal cord (28.6%). Acute toxicity generally was mild; only 1 patient experienced Grade 3 cough and 1 patient experienced Grade 3 dysphagia. One patient (3.6%) died of pneumonitis. For late toxicity, 2 patients (7.7%) had Grade 3 cough or dyspnea; none had severe dysphagia. Complete metabolic response was obtained in 44% (11 of 26 patients). With a median follow-up of 13 months, median overall survival was 19.6 months, with a 1-year survival rate of 57.1%. Conclusions: Individualized maximal tolerable dose irradiation based on normal tissue dose constraints is feasible, and initial results are promising.

  19. Neural substrates of cognitive capacity limitations

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    Buschman, Tim

    Cognition has a severely limited capacity: Adult humans can retain only about four items “in mind”. This limitation is fundamental to human brain function: Individual capacity is highly correlated with intelligence measures ...

  20. Graduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules

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    Time Limits and Work Schedules Graduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules Point your career towards Los Alamos Lab: work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive...

  1. FUNDAMENTAL PERFORMANCE LIMITS OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

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    Li, Baochun

    FUNDAMENTAL PERFORMANCE LIMITS OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS ZHIHUA HU, BAOCHUN LI Abstract. Understanding the fundamental performance limits of wireless sensor networks is critical towards. In addition to presenting the general results with respect to the maximum sustainable throughput of wireless

  2. Can we prevent the gaming of ramp constraints? Shmuel S. Orena,*, Andrew M. Rossb

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    . Unfortunately, in systems that rely on self-commit- ment and clear the hourly day ahead market without Some electric power markets allow bidders to specify constraints on ramp rates for increasing. Keywords: Auction design; Ramp constraints; Power generation dispatch Many restructured electricity systems

  3. On Implicitization of Kinematic Constraint Equations Dominic R. Walter and Manfred L. Husty

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    Nawratil, Georg

    in the computation of direct and inverse kinematics of mechanisms as well as the ex- planation of strange of mechanism constraints have been very successful in solving the most challenging problems in kinematics. SoOn Implicitization of Kinematic Constraint Equations Dominic R. Walter and Manfred L. Husty

  4. Wind/SWE observations of firehose constraint on solar wind proton temperature anisotropy

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    Richardson, John

    Wind/SWE observations of firehose constraint on solar wind proton temperature anisotropy Justin C the Wind spacecraft are reported here. These measurements show for the first time with a comprehensive plasma and magnetic field data set that this constraint is statistically satisfied in the solar wind near

  5. Throughput Optimal Task Allocation under Thermal Constraints for Multi-core Processors

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    Chatha, Karam S.

    Throughput Optimal Task Allocation under Thermal Constraints for Multi-core Processors Vinay and thermal hotspots affect the reliability of microprocessors. Temperature is also an important constraint. In this paper, we formulate the problem of throughput-optimal task allocation on thermally constrained multi

  6. Constraints on the dynamics of mantle plumes from uplift of the Hawaiian Islands

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    Watts, A. B. "Tony"

    Constraints on the dynamics of mantle plumes from uplift of the Hawaiian Islands Shijie Zhong a; received in revised form 16 July 2002; accepted 16 July 2002 Abstract The V0.2 mm/yr uplift of Hawaiian. The additional constraint from the uplift at Lanai requires excess plume temperature to be greater than 400 K

  7. December 4, 1995 / 1 ODO: A Constraint-based Scheduling Shell

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    Fox, Mark S.

    December 4, 1995 / 1 ODO: A Constraint-based Scheduling Shell J. Christopher Beck Enterprise #12;December 4, 1995 / 2 Philosophy Create a tool for scheduling research · Model and solve real, with parameters set at run-time #12;December 4, 1995 / 3 Constraint-based Reasoning Variables · Domains

  8. Flexible Airlane Generation to Maximize Flow Under Hard and Soft Constraints

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    and the forecasted locations and shapes of hazardous weather constraints. Furthermore, the AFP can be designed are formed by hazards through which no aircraft can safely fly (e.g., severe convection, turbulence, or icing). Soft constraints are formed by hazards through which some pilots or airlines decide to fly while others

  9. Transient Analysis and Synthesis of Linear Circuits using Constraint Logic Programming

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    Gilbert, David

    Transient Analysis and Synthesis of Linear Circuits using Constraint Logic Programming Archana for linear circuits and its implementation in a Constraint Logic Programming language, CLP(R). The transient analysis program parses the input circuit description into a network graph, analyses its semantic

  10. Compilation of Constraint Programs with NonCyclic and Cyclic Dependencies to Procedural Parallel Programs

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    Browne, James C.

    Compilation of Constraint Programs with Non­Cyclic and Cyclic Dependencies to Procedural Parallel ajita@research.bell­labs.com browne@cs.utexas.edu Abstract This paper reports on a compiler in the constraints. The compiler described in this paper successfully compiles a substantially larger class

  11. Constraints on surface NOx emissions by assimilating satellite observations of multiple species

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    Constraints on surface NOx emissions by assimilating satellite observations of multiple species; published 6 September 2013. [1] Surface NOx emissions are estimated by a combined assimilation of satellite for species other than NO2 provides additional constraints on the NOx emissions by adjusting

  12. Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren Saarland University, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany erk@coli.uni-sb.de / niehren@ps.uni-sb.de Abstract The Constraint Language that model ellipsis. The sound and complete semi-decision procedure for CLLS (Erk et al., 2002) can be used

  13. Handbook of Constraint Programming 3 Edited by F. Rossi, P. van Beek and T. Walsh

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    Walsh, Toby

    Handbook of Constraint Programming 3 Edited by F. Rossi, P. van Beek and T. Walsh c 2006 Elsevier logic programming, but it can also be done in other programming paradigms. 1.1 Purpose of the Handbook The aim of this handbook is to capture the full breadth and depth of the constraint pro- gramming field

  14. Power-Optimal Scheduling for a Green Base Station with Delay Constraints

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    Sharma, Vinod

    Power-Optimal Scheduling for a Green Base Station with Delay Constraints Anusha Lalitha, Santanu with average delay constraint on the downlink of a Green Base- station. A Green Base-station is powered by both Terms--Power-optimal, Green Base station, Delay con- straint, multi-user. I. INTRODUCTION The main

  15. An Optimal Resource Control Scheme under Fidelity and Energy Constraints in Sensor Networks

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    Zhang, Yanyong

    networks, Resource control, Fidelity, Energy efficiency I. INTRODUCTION As the technologies in MEMS1 An Optimal Resource Control Scheme under Fidelity and Energy Constraints in Sensor Networks control under the fidelity and energy constraints, we present a resource increase and decrease algorithm

  16. Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS Constraints

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    Gursoy, Mustafa Cenk

    Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS Constraints Deli Qiao, Mustafa Cenk delay constraints, is considered. Spectral efficiency­bit energy tradeoff is analyzed in the low efficiency and energy efficiency are impor- tant considerations. Especially in mobile applications, energy

  17. On Termination of Constraint Logic Programs Livio Colussi 1, Elena Marchiori 2, Massimo Marchiori 1

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    Marchiori, Elena

    On Termination of Constraint Logic Programs Livio Colussi 1, Elena Marchiori 2, Massimo Marchiori 1 introduces a necessary and sufficient condition for termination of constraint logic programs. The method programs. Then termination is proven using a technique inspired by the seminal approach of Floyd

  18. The role of the kinematical constraint and non-linear effects in the CCFM equation

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    Michal Deak

    2015-05-19

    We report on recent study [1] of the role of the kinematical constraint in the CCFM equation and its non-linear extension. We compare numerical results obtained by solving the CCFM equation and argue that kinematical constraint represents an important correction.

  19. PAPER-64 CONSTRAINTS ON REIONIZATION. II. THE TEMPERATURE OF THE z = 8.4 INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM

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    Pober, Jonathan C.

    We present constraints on both the kinetic temperature of the intergalactic medium (IGM) at z = 8.4, and on models for heating the IGM at high-redshift with X-ray emission from the first collapsed objects. These constraints ...

  20. Control of a Bicycle Using Virtual Holonomic Constraints Luca Consolini, Manfredi Maggiore

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    Maggiore, Manfredi

    Control of a Bicycle Using Virtual Holonomic Constraints Luca Consolini, Manfredi Maggiore Abstract-- The problem of making a bicycle trace a strictly convex Jordan curve with bounded roll angle and bounded speed of the bicycle as a function of its position along the curve. It is shown that virtual holonomic constraints can

  1. Constraints on the Self-Gravity of Radiation Pressure via Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Saul Rappaport; Josiah Schwab; Scott Burles

    2007-07-24

    Using standard big-bang nucleosynthesis and present, high-precision measurements of light element abundances, we place constraints on the self-gravity of radiation pressure in the early universe. The self-gravity of pressure is strictly non-Newtonian, and thus the constraints we set are a direct test of this aspect of general relativity.

  2. High-temperature geochronology constraints on the tectonic history and architecture of the ultrahigh-pressure

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    Hacker, Bradley R.

    High-temperature geochronology constraints on the tectonic history and architecture, but at present, there is no geochronological evidence in the Dabie- Sulu area to support this. The subduction (2006), High-temperature geochronology constraints on the tectonic history and architecture

  3. Doming in compressional orogenic settings: New geochronological constraints from the NW Himalaya

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    Hacker, Bradley R.

    Doming in compressional orogenic settings: New geochronological constraints from the NW Himalaya to as the Khanjar Shear Zone (KSZ) and the Zanskar Shear Zone (ZSZ), respectively. Geochronological dating geochronological constraints from the NW Himalaya, Tectonics, 25, TC2007, doi:10.1029/ 2004TC001774. 1

  4. Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment costs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment existing coal power plants to gas and renewable power under a carbon budget. It solves a model of polluting, exhaustible resources with capacity constraints and adjustment costs (to build coal, gas, and renewable power

  5. Primordial magnetic field limits from cosmological data

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    Kahniashvili, Tina [McWilliams Center for Cosmology and Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Department of Physics, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C (Canada); Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, 2A Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi, GE-0160 (Georgia); Tevzadze, Alexander G. [Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, 2A Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi, GE-0160 (Georgia); Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Tbilisi State University, 1 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi, GE-0128 (Georgia); Sethi, Shiv K. [McWilliams Center for Cosmology and Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080 (India); Pandey, Kanhaiya [Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080 (India); Ratra, Bharat [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States)

    2010-10-15

    We study limits on a primordial magnetic field arising from cosmological data, including that from big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background polarization plane Faraday rotation limits, and large-scale structure formation. We show that the physically relevant quantity is the value of the effective magnetic field, and limits on it are independent of how the magnetic field was generated.

  6. High temperature superconducting fault current limiter

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    Hull, J.R.

    1997-02-04

    A fault current limiter for an electrical circuit is disclosed. The fault current limiter includes a high temperature superconductor in the electrical circuit. The high temperature superconductor is cooled below its critical temperature to maintain the superconducting electrical properties during operation as the fault current limiter. 15 figs.

  7. High temperature superconducting fault current limiter

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    Hull, John R. (Hinsdale, IL)

    1997-01-01

    A fault current limiter (10) for an electrical circuit (14). The fault current limiter (10) includes a high temperature superconductor (12) in the electrical circuit (14). The high temperature superconductor (12) is cooled below its critical temperature to maintain the superconducting electrical properties during operation as the fault current limiter (10).

  8. Economic Growth, Physical Limits and Liveability

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    Economic Growth, Physical Limits and Liveability: Can Metro Vancouver Achieve all Three? by Jeremy of Thesis: Economic Growth, Physical Limits and Liveability: Can Metro Vancouver Achieve all Three. The Local Energy scenario adds a local energy limit. For each scenario I assume continuous economic

  9. Constraint Propagation of $C^2$-adjusted Formulation - Another Recipe for Robust ADM Evolution System

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    Takuya Tsuchiya; Gen Yoneda; Hisa-aki Shinkai

    2011-03-07

    With a purpose of constructing a robust evolution system against numerical instability for integrating the Einstein equations, we propose a new formulation by adjusting the ADM evolution equations with constraints. We apply an adjusting method proposed by Fiske (2004) which uses the norm of the constraints, C2. One of the advantages of this method is that the effective signature of adjusted terms (Lagrange multipliers) for constraint-damping evolution is pre-determined. We demonstrate this fact by showing the eigenvalues of constraint propagation equations. We also perform numerical tests of this adjusted evolution system using polarized Gowdy-wave propagation, which show robust evolutions against the violation of the constraints than that of the standard ADM formulation.

  10. Constraint propagation of C{sup 2}-adjusted formulation: Another recipe for robust ADM evolution system

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    Tsuchiya, Takuya; Yoneda, Gen; Shinkai, Hisa-aki [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Waseda University, Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Osaka Institute of Technology, 1-79-1 Kitayama, Hirakata, Osaka 573-0196 (Japan) and Computational Astrophysics Laboratory, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

    2011-03-15

    With a purpose of constructing a robust evolution system against numerical instability for integrating the Einstein equations, we propose a new formulation by adjusting the ADM evolution equations with constraints. We apply an adjusting method proposed by Fiske (2004) which uses the norm of the constraints, C{sup 2}. One of the advantages of this method is that the effective signature of adjusted terms (Lagrange multipliers) for constraint-damping evolution is predetermined. We demonstrate this fact by showing the eigenvalues of constraint propagation equations. We also perform numerical tests of this adjusted evolution system using polarized Gowdy-wave propagation, which show robust evolutions against the violation of the constraints than that of the standard ADM formulation.

  11. Constraints on the pMSSM, AMSB model and on other models from the search for long-lived charged particles in proton–proton collisions at ?s = 8 TeV

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    Khachatryan, V.

    2015-07-17

    Stringent limits are set on the long-lived lepton-like sector of the phenomenological minimal supersymmetric standard model (pMSSM) and the anomaly-mediated supersymmetry breaking (AMSB) model. The limits are derived from the results presented in a recent search for long-lived charged particles in proton–proton collisions, based on data collected by the CMS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. In the pMSSM parameter sub-space considered, 95.9 % of the points predicting charginos with a lifetime of at least 10 ns are excluded. These constraints on the pMSSM are the first obtained at the LHC. Charginos withmore »a lifetime greater than 100 ns and masses up to about 800 GeV in the AMSB model are also excluded. The method described can also be used to set constraints on other models.« less

  12. An Improved Limit on Pauli-Exclusion-Principle Forbidden Atomic Transitions

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    S. R. Elliott; B. H. LaRoque; V. M. Gehman; M. F. Kidd; M. Chen

    2012-01-09

    We have examined the atomic theory behind recent constraints on the violation of the Pauli Exclusion Principle derived from experiments that look for x rays emitted from conductors while a large current is present. We also re-examine the assumptions underlying such experiments. We use the results of these studies to assess pilot measurements to develop an improved test of the Principle. We present an improved limit of $(1/2)\\beta^2 < 2.6\\times10^{-39}$ on the Pauli Exclusion Principle. This limit is the best to date for interactions between a system of fermions and a fermion that has not previously interacted with that given system. That is, for systems that do not obviously violate the Messiah-Greenberg symmetrization-postulate selection rule.

  13. Stateful UML Design with Security Constraints for Information Assurance The design of software applications using UML embodies

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    Demurjian, Steven A.

    Stateful UML Design with Security Constraints for Information Assurance Abstract The design design state containing security constraints and insures that information assurance with respect. Keywords: RBAC, MAC, UML, access control, information assurance, secure software design. 1. Introduction

  14. Analysis of Fuel Ethanol Transportation Activity and Potential Distribution Constraints

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    Das, Sujit; Peterson, Bruce E; Chin, Shih-Miao

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides an analysis of fuel ethanol transportation activity and potential distribution constraints if the total 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel use by 2022 is mandated by EPA under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Ethanol transport by domestic truck, marine, and rail distribution systems from ethanol refineries to blending terminals is estimated using Oak Ridge National Laboratory s (ORNL s) North American Infrastructure Network Model. Most supply and demand data provided by EPA were geo-coded and using available commercial sources the transportation infrastructure network was updated. The percentage increases in ton-mile movements by rail, waterways, and highways in 2022 are estimated to be 2.8%, 0.6%, and 0.13%, respectively, compared to the corresponding 2005 total domestic flows by various modes. Overall, a significantly higher level of future ethanol demand would have minimal impacts on transportation infrastructure. However, there will be spatial impacts and a significant level of investment required because of a considerable increase in rail traffic from refineries to ethanol distribution terminals.

  15. Geophysical and geochemical constraints on geoneutrino fluxes from Earth's mantle

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    Ond?ej Šrámek; William F. McDonough; Edwin S. Kite; Vedran Leki?; Steve Dye; Shijie Zhong

    2012-10-18

    Knowledge of the amount and distribution of radiogenic heating in the mantle is crucial for understanding the dynamics of the Earth, including its thermal evolution, the style and planform of mantle convection, and the energetics of the core. Although the flux of heat from the surface of the planet is robustly estimated, the contributions of radiogenic heating and secular cooling remain poorly defined. Constraining the amount of heat-producing elements in the Earth will provide clues to understanding nebula condensation and planetary formation processes in early Solar System. Mantle radioactivity supplies power for mantle convection and plate tectonics, but estimates of mantle radiogenic heat production vary by a factor of more than 20. Recent experimental results demonstrate the potential for direct assessment of mantle radioactivity through observations of geoneutrinos, which are emitted by naturally occurring radionuclides. Predictions of the geoneutrino signal from the mantle exist for several established estimates of mantle composition. Here we present novel analyses, illustrating surface variations of the mantle geoneutrino signal for models of the deep mantle structure, including those based on seismic tomography. These variations have measurable differences for some models, allowing new and meaningful constraints on the dynamics of the planet. An ocean based geoneutrino detector deployed at several strategic locations will be able to discriminate between competing compositional models of the bulk silicate Earth.

  16. Supernova constraints on Multi-coupled Dark Energy

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    Piloyan, Arpine; Baldi, Marco; Amendola, Luca

    2013-01-01

    The persisting consistency of ever more accurate observational data with the predictions of the standard LCDM cosmological model puts severe constraints on possible alternative scenarios, but still does not shed any light on the fundamental nature of the cosmic dark sector.As large deviations from a LCDM cosmology are ruled out by data, the path to detect possible features of alternative models goes necessarily through the definition of cosmological scenarios that leave almost unaffected the background and -- to a lesser extent -- the linear perturbations evolution of the universe. In this context,the Multi-coupled DE (McDE) model was proposed by Baldi 2012 as a particular realization of an interacting Dark Energy field characterized by an effective screening mechanism capable of suppressing the effects of the coupling at the background and linear perturbation level. In the present paper, for the first time, we challenge the McDE scenario through a direct comparison with real data, in particular with the lumi...

  17. Cosmological constraints from clustering properties of galaxy clusters

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    A. Del Popolo; N. Ercan; S. Yesilyurt

    2005-08-27

    In this paper, we discuss improvements of the Suto et al. (2000) model, in the light of recent theoretical developments (new theoretical mass functions, a more accurate mass-temperature relation and an improved bias model) to predict the clustering properties of galaxy clusters and to obtain constraints on cosmological parameters. We re-derive the two-point correlation function of clusters of galaxies for OCDM and LambdaCDM cosmological models, and we compare these results with the observed spatial correlation function for clusters in RASS1 (ROSAT All-Sky Survey 1), and in XBACs (X-RAY Brighest Abell-Type) samples. The comparison shows that the best agreement is obtained for the LambdaCDM model with Omega=0.3. The values of the correlation length obtained, (r_\\simeq 28.2 \\pm 5.2 \\rm h^{-1}} Mpc for LambdaCDM), are larger than those found in the literature and comparable with the results found in Borgani, Plionis & Kolokotronis (1999). (REST IN THE PAPER ABSTRACT)

  18. United States/Mexico electricity exchanges. [History, incentives, and constraints

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    As a result of the agreement between the respective presidents, a joint study was undertaken to analyze the possibilities of increasing the international electricity exchange between the two countries. Responsibility for this undertaking was assigned to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and to the Direccion de Energia de Mexico (DEM) through the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE). Representatives from Mexico and the US were chosen from the regional utilities along the border between the two countries and made up working groups that particiated in the study. With the support of both governments, and a high degree of cooperation between the two countries, work on the study was completed within fourteen months The completion of the study has been a major step in broadening the base of bilateral energy relations. the study highlights the opportunities for increased electricity exchanges, which could increase cooperation along the common border. Expansion of electricity interchange could offer substantial economic benefit to both countries, both directly and indirectly. Direct benefits include increased reliability of electric power and cost savings through economies of scale and diversity of peak demand patterns. Indirect benefits include improved economic and employment opportunities, especially in the border areas of both countries. This report provides background on the history of past exchanges and the characteristics of the US and Mexico electric systems, a summary of opportunities and incentives, and suggestions for procedures to remove obstacles and constraints.

  19. Characterization of evolutionary rates and constraints in three mammalian genomes

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    Cooper, Gregory M.; Brudno, Michael; Stone, Eric A.; Dubchak, Inna; Batzoglou, Serafim; Sidow, Arend

    2004-02-15

    We present an analysis of rates and patterns of microevolutionary phenomena that have shaped the human, mouse, and rat genomes since their last common ancestor. We find evidence for a shift in the mutational spectrum between the mouse and rat lineages, with the net effect being a relative increase in GC content in the rat genome. Our estimate for the neutral point substitution rate separating the two rodents is 0.196 substitutions per site, and 0.65 substitutions per site for the tree relating all three mammals. Small insertions and deletions of 1-10 bp in length (''microindels'') occur at approximately 5 percent of the point substitution rate. Inferred regional correlations in evolutionary rates between lineages and between types of sites support the idea that rates of evolution are influenced by local genomic or cell biological context. No substantial correlations between rates of point substitutions and rates of microindels are found, however, implying that the influences that affect these processes are distinct. Finally, we have identified those regions in the human genome that are evolving slowly, which are likely to include functional elements important to human biology. At least 5 percent of the human genome is under substantial constraint, most of which is noncoding.

  20. Precision tip-tilt-piston actuator that provides exact constraint

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    Hale, Layton C. (Livermore, CA)

    1999-01-01

    A precision device which can precisely actuate three degrees of freedom of an optic mount, commonly referred to as tip, tilt, and piston. The device consists of three identical flexure mechanisms, an optic mount to be supported and positioned, a structure that supports the flexure mechanisms, and three commercially available linear actuators. The advantages of the precision device is in the arrangement of the constraints offered by the flexure mechanism and not in the particular design of the flexure mechanisms, as other types of mechanisms could be substituted. Each flexure mechanism constrains two degrees of freedom in the plane of the mechanisms and one direction is actuated. All other degrees of freedom are free to move within the range of flexure mechanisms. Typically, three flexure mechanisms are equally spaced in angle about to optic mount and arranged so that each actuated degree of freedom is perpendicular to the plane formed by the optic mount. This arrangement exactly constrains the optic mount and allows arbitrary actuated movement of the plane within the range of the flexure mechanisms. Each flexure mechanism provides a mechanical advantage, typically on the order of 5:1, between the commercially available actuator and the functional point on the optic mount. This improves resolution by the same ratio and stiffness by the square of the ratio.