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MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Smart Grid Metrics Monitoring our Progress Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Joe Miller - Modern Grid Team June 19, 2008 1 Conducted by the National...
Metrics for enterprise transformation
Blackburn, Craig D. (Craig David), S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of this thesis is to depict the role of metrics in the evolving journey of enterprise transformation. To this end, three propositions are explored: (i) metrics and measurement systems drive transformation, ...
Surveillance Metrics Sensitivity Study
Bierbaum, R; Hamada, M; Robertson, A
2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
In September of 2009, a Tri-Lab team was formed to develop a set of metrics relating to the NNSA nuclear weapon surveillance program. The purpose of the metrics was to develop a more quantitative and/or qualitative metric(s) describing the results of realized or non-realized surveillance activities on our confidence in reporting reliability and assessing the stockpile. As a part of this effort, a statistical sub-team investigated various techniques and developed a complementary set of statistical metrics that could serve as a foundation for characterizing aspects of meeting the surveillance program objectives. The metrics are a combination of tolerance limit calculations and power calculations, intending to answer level-of-confidence type questions with respect to the ability to detect certain undesirable behaviors (catastrophic defects, margin insufficiency defects, and deviations from a model). Note that the metrics are not intended to gauge product performance but instead the adequacy of surveillance. This report gives a short description of four metrics types that were explored and the results of a sensitivity study conducted to investigate their behavior for various inputs. The results of the sensitivity study can be used to set the risk parameters that specify the level of stockpile problem that the surveillance program should be addressing.
Surveillance metrics sensitivity study.
Hamada, Michael S. (Los Alamos National Laboratory); Bierbaum, Rene Lynn; Robertson, Alix A. (Lawrence Livermore Laboratory)
2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
In September of 2009, a Tri-Lab team was formed to develop a set of metrics relating to the NNSA nuclear weapon surveillance program. The purpose of the metrics was to develop a more quantitative and/or qualitative metric(s) describing the results of realized or non-realized surveillance activities on our confidence in reporting reliability and assessing the stockpile. As a part of this effort, a statistical sub-team investigated various techniques and developed a complementary set of statistical metrics that could serve as a foundation for characterizing aspects of meeting the surveillance program objectives. The metrics are a combination of tolerance limit calculations and power calculations, intending to answer level-of-confidence type questions with respect to the ability to detect certain undesirable behaviors (catastrophic defects, margin insufficiency defects, and deviations from a model). Note that the metrics are not intended to gauge product performance but instead the adequacy of surveillance. This report gives a short description of four metrics types that were explored and the results of a sensitivity study conducted to investigate their behavior for various inputs. The results of the sensitivity study can be used to set the risk parameters that specify the level of stockpile problem that the surveillance program should be addressing.
Frye, Jason Neal; Veitch, Cynthia K.; Mateski, Mark Elliot; Michalski, John T.; Harris, James Mark; Trevino, Cassandra M.; Maruoka, Scott
2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Threats are generally much easier to list than to describe, and much easier to describe than to measure. As a result, many organizations list threats. Fewer describe them in useful terms, and still fewer measure them in meaningful ways. This is particularly true in the dynamic and nebulous domain of cyber threats - a domain that tends to resist easy measurement and, in some cases, appears to defy any measurement. We believe the problem is tractable. In this report we describe threat metrics and models for characterizing threats consistently and unambiguously. The purpose of this report is to support the Operational Threat Assessment (OTA) phase of risk and vulnerability assessment. To this end, we focus on the task of characterizing cyber threats using consistent threat metrics and models. In particular, we address threat metrics and models for describing malicious cyber threats to US FCEB agencies and systems.
Performance Metrics for Commercial Buildings
Fowler, Kimberly M.; Wang, Na; Romero, Rachel L.; Deru, Michael P.
2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
Commercial building owners and operators have requested a standard set of key performance metrics to provide a systematic way to evaluate the performance of their buildings. The performance metrics included in this document provide standard metrics for the energy, water, operations and maintenance, indoor environmental quality, purchasing, waste and recycling and transportation impact of their building. The metrics can be used for comparative performance analysis between existing buildings and industry standards to clarify the impact of sustainably designed and operated buildings.
Farm Buildings Pocketbook in Metric
Anonymous
1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Some useful advice giving standards, dimensions and data in metric for those interested in the design of farm buildings
Social Media Ad Metrics Definitions
Collins, Gary S.
these metrics to encourage growth through consistency. Social media speaks to a new way of understanding howSocial Media Ad Metrics Definitions Released May 2009 #12;Social Media Metrics Definitions © 2008 & Social Media Committee. About the IAB's User-Generated Content & Social Media Committee: The User
Paul E. Roege; Zachary A. Collier; James Mancillas; John A. McDonagh; Igor Linkov
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Energy lies at the backbone of any advanced society and constitutes an essential prerequisite for economic growth, social order and national defense. However there is an Achilles heel to today?s energy and technology relationship; namely a precarious intimacy between energy and the fiscal, social, and technical systems it supports. Recently, widespread and persistent disruptions in energy systems have highlighted the extent of this dependence and the vulnerability of increasingly optimized systems to changing conditions. Resilience is an emerging concept that offers to reconcile considerations of performance under dynamic environments and across multiple time frames by supplementing traditionally static system performance measures to consider behaviors under changing conditions and complex interactions among physical, information and human domains. This paper identifies metrics useful to implement guidance for energy-related planning, design, investment, and operation. Recommendations are presented using a matrix format to provide a structured and comprehensive framework of metrics relevant to a system?s energy resilience. The study synthesizes previously proposed metrics and emergent resilience literature to provide a multi-dimensional model intended for use by leaders and practitioners as they transform our energy posture from one of stasis and reaction to one that is proactive and which fosters sustainable growth.
All conformally flat pure radiation metrics
S. Brian Edgar; Garry Ludwig
1996-12-20T23:59:59.000Z
The complete class of conformally flat, pure radiation metrics is given, generalising the metric recently given by Wils.
Herman, Robert A.
1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. PRELIMINARIES 1 CHAPTER II . SFACBS IN WHICH SEQUENCES SUFFICE 6 CHAPTER III . QUOTIENTS OF SEPARABLE METRIC SPACES Ik CHAPTER IV. GENERAL QUOTIENT SPACES 25 CHAPTER V. CLOSED QUOTIENT MAPS 35 CHAPTER VI. OPEN QUOTIENT MAPS 50 CHAPTER VII. OPEN AND CLOSED... QUOTIENT MAPS 55 CHAPTER VIII. ANOTHER RESULT 6l BIBLIOGRAPHY 65 CHAPTER I. PRELIMINARIES We begin by stating some basic definitions and theorems. Definition 1 . 1 ; Let f be a function from a topological space X onto a set Y. Then the quotient...
August 2003 IT SECURITY METRICS
August 2003 IT SECURITY METRICS Elizabeth B. Lennon, Editor Information Technology Laboratory approach to measuring information security. Evaluating security at the sys tem level, IT security metrics and techniques contained in NIST SP 800-26, Security Self-Assessment Guide for Information Technology Systems
Variable metric conjugate gradient methods
Barth, T.; Manteuffel, T.
1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
1.1 Motivation. In this paper we present a framework that includes many well known iterative methods for the solution of nonsymmetric linear systems of equations, Ax = b. Section 2 begins with a brief review of the conjugate gradient method. Next, we describe a broader class of methods, known as projection methods, to which the conjugate gradient (CG) method and most conjugate gradient-like methods belong. The concept of a method having either a fixed or a variable metric is introduced. Methods that have a metric are referred to as either fixed or variable metric methods. Some relationships between projection methods and fixed (variable) metric methods are discussed. The main emphasis of the remainder of this paper is on variable metric methods. In Section 3 we show how the biconjugate gradient (BCG), and the quasi-minimal residual (QMR) methods fit into this framework as variable metric methods. By modifying the underlying Lanczos biorthogonalization process used in the implementation of BCG and QMR, we obtain other variable metric methods. These, we refer to as generalizations of BCG and QMR.
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resiliency metrics for the energy sector and use cases o The framing of a resilience roadmap, and the implication and consequences of introducing new energy resilience metrics...
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of and need for resilience metrics and how they vary by natural gas, liquid fuels and electric grid infrastructures. Issues important to resilience metrics were identified and...
Daylight metrics and energy savings
Mardaljevic, John; Heschong, Lisa; Lee, Eleanor
2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The drive towards sustainable, low-energy buildings has increased the need for simple, yet accurate methods to evaluate whether a daylit building meets minimum standards for energy and human comfort performance. Current metrics do not account for the temporal and spatial aspects of daylight, nor of occupants comfort or interventions. This paper reviews the historical basis of current compliance methods for achieving daylit buildings, proposes a technical basis for development of better metrics, and provides two case study examples to stimulate dialogue on how metrics can be applied in a practical, real-world context.
Segmental alternations and metrical theory
Vaysman, Olga
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation focuses on phonological alternations that are influenced or constrained by word-internal prosody, i.e. prominence and foot structure, and what these alternations can tell us about metrical theory. Detailed ...
Normalization of Process Safety Metrics
Wang, Mengtian
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
and organizational risks, there is an emerging need to evaluate the process safety implementation across an organization through measurements. Thus, the process safety metric is applied as a powerful tool that measures safety activities, status, and performance...
Mining metrics for buried treasure
D. A. Konkowski; T. M. Helliwell
2005-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
The same but different: That might describe two metrics. On the surface CLASSI may show two metrics are locally equivalent, but buried beneath one may be a wealth of further structure. This was beautifully described in a paper by M.A.H. MacCallum in 1998. Here I will illustrate the effect with two flat metrics -- one describing ordinary Minkowski spacetime and the other describing a three-parameter family of Gal'tsov-Letelier-Tod spacetimes. I will dig out the beautiful hidden classical singularity structure of the latter (a structure first noticed by Tod in 1994) and then show how quantum considerations can illuminate the riches. I will then discuss how quantum structure can help us understand classical singularities and metric parameters in a variety of exact solutions mined from the Exact Solutions book.
DAYLIGHTING METRICS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
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It is now widely accepted that the standard method for daylighting evaluation- the daylight factor- is due for replacement with metrics founded on absolute values for luminous quantities predicted over the course of a full year using sun and sky conditions derived from standardised climate files. The move to more realistic measures of daylighting introduces significant levels of additional complexity in both the simulation of the luminous quantities and the reduction of the simulation data to readily intelligible metrics. The simulation component, at least for buildings with standard glazing materials, is reasonably well understood. There is no consensus however on the composition of the metrics, and their formulation is an ongoing area of active research. Additionally, non-domestic and residential buildings present very different evaluation scenarios and it is not yet clear if a single metric would be applicable to both. This study uses a domestic dwelling as the setting to investigate and explore the applicability of daylighting metrics for residential buildings. In addition to daylighting provision for task and disclosing the potential for reducing electric lighting usage, we also investigate the formulation of metrics for non-visual effects such as entrainment of the circadian system.
Kleinman, LI; Springston, SR; Daum, PH; Lee, Y-N; Sedlacek, AJ; Senum, G; Wang, J
2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
In this, the first of a series of Program Metric Reports, we (1) describe archived data from the DOE G-1 aircraft, (2) illustrate several relations between sub-cloud aerosol, CCN, and cloud droplets pertinent to determining the effects of pollutant sources on cloud properties, and (3) post to the data archive an Excel spreadsheet that contains cloud and corresponding sub-cloud data.
COSMOS{sup SM} based composite metrics
Culross, M.J.; Leslie, M.D.; Toland, J.A. [Raytheon E-Systems, Dallas, TX (United States)
1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Process improvement is one of the goals of many organizations. Metrics for measuring process improvement are key to consistent, focused improvement. This paper introduces an approach for developing robust metrics suitable for measuring the improvement in complex processes. The approach uses the Cosmos framework to guide the user in where to collect metrics and it uses the composite metric to guide the user in how to collect metrics.
Thermodynamic Metrics and Optimal Paths
Sivak, David; Crooks, Gavin
2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
A fundamental problem in modern thermodynamics is how a molecular-scale machine performs useful work, while operating away from thermal equilibrium without excessive dissipation. To this end, we derive a friction tensor that induces a Riemannian manifold on the space of thermodynamic states. Within the linear-response regime, this metric structure controls the dissipation of finite-time transformations, and bestows optimal protocols with many useful properties. We discuss the connection to the existing thermodynamic length formalism, and demonstrate the utility of this metric by solving for optimal control parameter protocols in a simple nonequilibrium model.
Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics
Lorenzo Sindoni
2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z
We examine the conditions under which the thermodynamic behaviour of gravity can be explained within an emergent gravity scenario, where the metric is defined as a composite operator. We show that due to the availability of a boundary of a boundary principle for the quantum effective action, Clausius-like relations can always be constructed. Hence, any true explanation of the thermodynamic nature of the metric tensor has to be referred to an equilibration process, associated to the presence of an H-theorem, possibly driven by decoherence induced by the pregeometric degrees of freedom, and their entanglement with the geometric ones.
Interpretation of the Cosmological Metric
Richard J. Cook; M. Shane Burns
2008-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
The cosmological Robertson-Walker metric of general relativity is often said to have the consequences that (1) the recessional velocity $v$ of a galaxy at proper distance $\\ell$ obeys the Hubble law $v=H\\ell$, and therefore galaxies at sufficiently great distance $\\ell$ are receding faster than the speed of light $c$; (2) faster than light recession does not violate special relativity theory because the latter is not applicable to the cosmological problem, and because ``space itself is receding'' faster than $c$ at great distance, and it is velocity relative to local space that is limited by $c$, not the velocity of distant objects relative to nearby ones; (3) we can see galaxies receding faster than the speed of light; and (4) the cosmological redshift is not a Doppler shift, but is due to a stretching of photon wavelength during propagation in an expanding universe. We present a particular Robertson-Walker metric (an empty universe metric) for which a coordinate transformation shows that none of these interpretation necessarily holds. The resulting paradoxes of interpretation lead to a deeper understanding of the meaning of the cosmological metric.
Homogeneous Einstein metrics on SU(n)
Abid H. Mujtaba
2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
It is known that every compact simple Lie group admits a bi-invariant homogeneous Einstein metric. In this paper we use two ansatz to probe the existence of additional inequivalent Einstein metrics on the Lie group SU (n) for arbitrary n. We provide an explicit construction of (2k+1) inequivalent Einstein metrics on SU (2k) and 2k inequivalent Einstein metrics on SU (2k + 1).
Daylight metrics and energy savings J. Mardaljevic
LBNL-4585E Daylight metrics and energy savings Authors: J. Mardaljevic Institute of Energy 2009; 0: 1Â23 ! Daylight metrics and energy savings J. Mardaljevic a , L. Heschong b , E.S. Lee c comfort performance. Current metrics do not account for the temporal and spatial aspects of daylight, nor
Design and Development of Performance Metrics for Elite Runners
Mittal, Nikhil R.
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
metric with distance for Jimmy for both feet Figure 5.29:metric vs. Distance for Jimmy Figure 5.32: Over-strideCDEL metric vs. Distance for Jimmy Figure 5.35: CDEL metric
Multi-Metric Sustainability Analysis
Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.; Macknick, J.; Mann, M.; Pless, J.; Munoz, D.
2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
A readily accessible framework that allows for evaluating impacts and comparing tradeoffs among factors in energy policy, expansion planning, and investment decision making is lacking. Recognizing this, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) funded an exploration of multi-metric sustainability analysis (MMSA) to provide energy decision makers with a means to make more comprehensive comparisons of energy technologies. The resulting MMSA tool lets decision makers simultaneously compare technologies and potential deployment locations.
Normalization of Process Safety Metrics
Wang, Mengtian
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
, for this research, the number of process safety incidents is not available; since all the companies just started recording process safety incidents after API RP 745 was issued. Therefore, the most similar reported indicator-operational oil spills is used... for lagging metrics testing as a proper substitute. The major related data was obtained for this section as follows: • Process and environmental incidents (operational oil spills) • Total oil production volume • Total natural gas production volume • Total...
Comparing Resource Adequacy Metrics: Preprint
Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
As the penetration of variable generation (wind and solar) increases around the world, there is an accompanying growing interest and importance in accurately assessing the contribution that these resources can make toward planning reserve. This contribution, also known as the capacity credit or capacity value of the resource, is best quantified by using a probabilistic measure of overall resource adequacy. In recognizing the variable nature of these renewable resources, there has been interest in exploring the use of reliability metrics other than loss of load expectation. In this paper, we undertake some comparisons using data from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council in the western United States.
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Sandia National Laboratories: performance metric evaluation
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metric evaluation PV Plant Performance Technical Briefing Published in PV Power Tech On March 4, 2015, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Facilities, News, News &...
Implicit Multifunction Theorems in complete metric spaces
2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
Implicit Multifunction Theorems in complete metric spaces. Huynh Van Ngai ? Nguyen Huu Tron† and. Michel Théra ‡. Abstract. In this paper, we establish some ...
Defining a Standard Metric for Electricity Savings
Koomey, Jonathan
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1991. The Potential for Electricity Efficiency Improvementswww.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia860.html>. FigureA STANDARD METRIC FOR ELECTRICITY SAVINGS Jonathan Koomey*,
Original Article Error Bounds and Metric Subregularity
2014-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
theory of error bounds of extended real-valued functions. Another objective is to ... Another observation is that neighbourhood V in the original definition of metric.
TORIC LEBRUN METRICS AND JOYCE METRICS NOBUHIRO HONDA AND JEFF VIACLOVSKY
Viaclovsky, Jeff
TORIC LEBRUN METRICS AND JOYCE METRICS NOBUHIRO HONDA AND JEFF VIACLOVSKY Abstract. We show that Foundation under grant DMS-1105187. Mathematics Subject Classification (2010) 53A30. 1 #12;2 NOBUHIRO HONDA
Reparametrization invariance of the classical metric
G. G. Kirilin
2006-11-16T23:59:59.000Z
There is a statement on the parametrization dependence of the classical metric in the recent paper of N.E.J. Bjerrum-Bohr, J.F. Donoghue, B.R. Holstein, gr-qc/0610096. I completely disagree with this statement. Here I show reparametrization invariance of the classical metric.
Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices
Balducci, Patrick J.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Clements, Samuel L.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Kirkham, Harold; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Smith, David L.; Weimar, Mark R.; Gardner, Chris; Varney, Jeff
2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A smart grid uses digital power control and communication technology to improve the reliability, security, flexibility, and efficiency of the electric system, from large generation through the delivery systems to electricity consumers and a growing number of distributed generation and storage resources. To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived from the National Energy Technology Laboratory Modern Grid Strategy. The Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report defines and examines 21 metrics that collectively provide insight into the grid’s capacity to embody these characteristics. This appendix presents papers covering each of the 21 metrics identified in Section 2.1 of the Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report. These metric papers were prepared in advance of the main body of the report and collectively form its informational backbone.
Program for implementing software quality metrics
Yule, H.P.; Riemer, C.A.
1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report describes a program by which the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) can implement metrics to measure the performance of automated data systems and demonstrate that they are improving over time. It provides a definition of quality, particularly with regard to software. Requirements for management and staff to achieve a successful metrics program are discussed. It lists the attributes of high-quality software, then describes the metrics or calculations that can be used to measure these attributes in a particular system. Case studies of some successful metrics programs used by business are presented. The report ends with suggestions on which metrics the VBA should use and the order in which they should be implemented.
Topology on locally finite metric spaces
Capraro, Valerio
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The necessity of a theory of General Topology and, most of all, of Algebraic Topology on locally finite metric spaces comes from many areas of research in both Applied and Pure Mathematics: Molecular Biology, Mathematical Chemistry, Computer Science, Topological Graph Theory and Metric Geometry. In this paper we propose the basic notions of such a theory and some applications: we replace the classical notions of continuous function, homeomorphism and homotopic equivalence with the notions of NPP-function, NPP-local-isomorphism and NPP-homotopy (NPP stands for Nearest Point Preserving); we also introduce the notion of NPP-isomorphism. We construct three invariants under NPP-isomorphisms and, in particular, we define the fundamental group of a locally finite metric space. As first applications, we propose the following: motivated by the longstanding question whether there is a purely metric condition which extends the notion of amenability of a group to any metric space, we propose the property SN (Small Neighb...
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We also prove that the set of points where a path with values in a metric space Maleva, Olga 97 SOBOLEV METRICS ON THE MANIFOLD OF ALL RIEMANNIAN METRICS Mathematics Websites...
Comparative vs. Absolute Performance Assessment with Environmental Sustainability Metrics
High, Karen
Comparative vs. Absolute Performance Assessment with Environmental Sustainability Metrics Xun Jin Different goals and potential audiences determine that two types of environmental performance assessments metrics can be partitioned into two camps. One suite of metrics aim to assess the environmental
Office of HC Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50)...
Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50) Office of HC Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50) Mission Statement and Function Statement The Office of Human Capital...
Design and Development of Performance Metrics for Elite Runners
Mittal, Nikhil R.
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Loss (CDEL) CDEL is another important metric for analyzing runningLoss (CDEL) CDEL is another important metric for analyzing running
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Metrics for border management systems.
Duggan, Ruth Ann
2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
There are as many unique and disparate manifestations of border systems as there are borders to protect. Border Security is a highly complex system analysis problem with global, regional, national, sector, and border element dimensions for land, water, and air domains. The complexity increases with the multiple, and sometimes conflicting, missions for regulating the flow of people and goods across borders, while securing them for national security. These systems include frontier border surveillance, immigration management and customs functions that must operate in a variety of weather, terrain, operational conditions, cultural constraints, and geopolitical contexts. As part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project 08-684 (Year 1), the team developed a reference framework to decompose this complex system into international/regional, national, and border elements levels covering customs, immigration, and border policing functions. This generalized architecture is relevant to both domestic and international borders. As part of year two of this project (09-1204), the team determined relevant relative measures to better understand border management performance. This paper describes those relative metrics and how they can be used to improve border management systems.
Energy-Momentum Distribution in Weyl Metrics
M. Sharif; Tasnim Fatima
2005-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we evaluate energy and momentum density distributions for the Weyl metric by using the well-known prescriptions of Einstein, Landau-Lifshitz, Papaterou and M$\\ddot{o}$ller. The metric under consideration is the static axisymmetric vacuum solution to the Einstein field equations and one of the field equations represents the Laplace equation. Curzon metric is the special case of this spacetime. We find that the energy density is different for each prescription. However, momentum turns out to be constant in each case.
Invariant torsion and G_2-metrics
Diego Conti; Thomas Bruun Madsen
2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce and study a notion of invariant intrinsic torsion geometry which appears, for instance, in connection with the Bryant-Salamon metric on the spinor bundle over S^3. This space is foliated by six-dimensional hypersurfaces, each of which carries a particular type of SO(3)-structure; the intrinsic torsion is invariant under SO(3). The last condition is sufficient to imply local homogeneity of such geometries, and this allows us to give a classification. We close the circle by showing that the Bryant-Salamon metric is the unique complete metric with holonomy G_2 that arises from SO(3)-structures with invariant intrinsic torsion.
Clean Cities Annual Metrics Report 2009 (Revised)
Johnson, C.
2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Document provides Clean Cities coalition metrics about the use of alternative fuels; the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and idle reduction initiatives; fuel economy activities; and programs to reduce vehicle miles driven.
Thermodynamic motivations of spherically symmetric static metrics
H. Moradpour; S. Nasirimoghadam
2015-06-14T23:59:59.000Z
Bearing the thermodynamic arguments together with the two definitions of mass in mind, we try to find metrics with spherical symmetry. We consider the adiabatic condition along with the Gong-Wang mass, and evaluate the $g_{rr}$ element which points to a null hypersurface. In addition, we generalize the thermodynamics laws to this hypersurface to find its temperature and thus the corresponding surface gravity which enables us to get a relation for the $g_{tt}$ element. Finally, we investigate the mathematical and physical properties of the discovered metric in the Einstein relativity framework which shows that the primary mentioned null hypersurface is an event horizon. We also show that if one considers the Misner-Sharp mass in the calculations, the Schwarzschild metric will be got. The relationship between the two mass definitions in each metric is studied. The results of considering the geometrical surface gravity are also addressed.
Thermodynamic motivations of spherically symmetric static metrics
Moradpour, H
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Bearing the thermodynamic arguments together with the two definitions of mass in mind, we try to find metrics with spherical symmetry. We consider the adiabatic condition along with the Gong-Wang mass, and evaluate the $g_{rr}$ element which points to a null hypersurface. In addition, we generalize the thermodynamics laws to this hypersurface to find its temperature and thus the corresponding surface gravity which enables us to get a relation for the $g_{tt}$ element. Finally, we investigate the mathematical and physical properties of the discovered metric in the Einstein relativity framework which shows that the primary mentioned null hypersurface is an event horizon. We also show that if one considers the Misner-Sharp mass in the calculations, the Schwarzschild metric will be got. The relationship between the two mass definitions in each metric is studied. The results of considering the geometrical surface gravity are also addressed.
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their progress to-date on developing a long-term roadmap on resilience metrics for electric power, gas, and oil infrastructure and their proposed uses. Location The session...
Contributions to Metric Number Technical Report
Dent, Alexander W.
Contributions to Metric Number Theory Paul Rowe Technical Report RHULMA20022 5 December 2002, Professor Glyn Harman, for sug- gestions of problems to attempt, helpful advice on methods and help
Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report
Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NRELTP-7A30-56091 December 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the...
Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting (Presentation)
Zhang, J.; Hodge, B.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H.; Banunarayanan, V.
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This presentation proposes a suite of metrics for evaluating the performance of solar power forecasting.
Product Concept Metrics: a Preliminary Study Working Paper
Takala, Roope
Metrics for product concept evaluation and screening is a relatively unstudied topic of product development.
Identifying Metrical and Temporal Structure with an Autocorrelation Phase Matrix
Eck, Doug
- odic and metrical structure in digital audio. Oscillator models (Large and Kolen, 1994; Eck, 2002) have
The dynamics of metric-affine gravity
Vitagliano, Vincenzo, E-mail: vitaglia@sissa.it [SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies, Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sez. di Trieste, Via Valerio 2, 34127 Trieste (Italy); Sotiriou, Thomas P., E-mail: T.Sotiriou@damtp.cam.ac.uk [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Liberati, Stefano, E-mail: liberati@sissa.it [SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies, Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sez. di Trieste, Via Valerio 2, 34127 Trieste (Italy)
2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Highlights: > The role and the dynamics of the connection in metric-affine theories is explored. > The most general second order action does not lead to a dynamical connection. > Including higher order invariants excites new degrees of freedom in the connection. > f(R) actions are also discussed and shown to be a non- representative class. - Abstract: Metric-affine theories of gravity provide an interesting alternative to general relativity: in such an approach, the metric and the affine (not necessarily symmetric) connection are independent quantities. Furthermore, the action should include covariant derivatives of the matter fields, with the covariant derivative naturally defined using the independent connection. As a result, in metric-affine theories a direct coupling involving matter and connection is also present. The role and the dynamics of the connection in such theories is explored. We employ power counting in order to construct the action and search for the minimal requirements it should satisfy for the connection to be dynamical. We find that for the most general action containing lower order invariants of the curvature and the torsion the independent connection does not carry any dynamics. It actually reduces to the role of an auxiliary field and can be completely eliminated algebraically in favour of the metric and the matter field, introducing extra interactions with respect to general relativity. However, we also show that including higher order terms in the action radically changes this picture and excites new degrees of freedom in the connection, making it (or parts of it) dynamical. Constructing actions that constitute exceptions to this rule requires significant fine tuned and/or extra a priori constraints on the connection. We also consider f(R) actions as a particular example in order to show that they constitute a distinct class of metric-affine theories with special properties, and as such they cannot be used as representative toy theories to study the properties of metric-affine gravity.
Implementing the Data Center Energy Productivity Metric
Sego, Landon H.; Marquez, Andres; Rawson, Andrew; Cader, Tahir; Fox, Kevin M.; Gustafson, William I.; Mundy, Christopher J.
2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
As data centers proliferate in both size and number, their energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important. We discuss the properties of a number of the proposed metrics of energy efficiency and productivity. In particular, we focus on the Data Center Energy Productivity (DCeP) metric, which is the ratio of useful work produced by the data center to the energy consumed performing that work. We describe our approach for using DCeP as the principal outcome of a designed experiment using a highly instrumented, high performance computing data center. We found that DCeP was successful in clearly distinguishing between different operational states in the data center, thereby validating its utility as a metric for identifying configurations of hardware and software that would improve (or even maximize) energy productivity. We also discuss some of the challenges and benefits associated with implementing the DCeP metric, and we examine the efficacy of the metric in making comparisons within a data center and among data centers.
Metric Cubes in Some Music of Brahms
Murphy, Scott
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Pl ea se n ot e th at t hi s is a n au th or -p ro du ce d PD F of a n ar ti cl e ac ce pt ed fo r pu bl ic at io n fo llo w in g pe er r ev ie w . T he p ub lis he r ve rs io n is a va ila bl e on it s si te . [This...: Murphy, Scott. “Metric Cubes in Some Music of Brahms,” Journal of Music Theory 53/1 (Spring, 2009): 1-56. DOI:10.1215/00222909-2009-020. Abstract: The metric cube is a kind of graph of meters proposed as a complement to the types of metric spaces...
Enhanced Accident Tolerant LWR Fuels: Metrics Development
Shannon Bragg-Sitton; Lori Braase; Rose Montgomery; Chris Stanek; Robert Montgomery; Lance Snead; Larry Ott; Mike Billone
2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) Advanced Fuels Campaign (AFC) is conducting research and development on enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATF) for light water reactors (LWRs). This mission emphasizes the development of novel fuel and cladding concepts to replace the current zirconium alloy-uranium dioxide (UO2) fuel system. The overall mission of the ATF research is to develop advanced fuels/cladding with improved performance, reliability and safety characteristics during normal operations and accident conditions, while minimizing waste generation. The initial effort will focus on implementation in operating reactors or reactors with design certifications. To initiate the development of quantitative metrics for ATR, a LWR Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuels Metrics Development Workshop was held in October 2012 in Germantown, MD. This paper summarizes the outcome of that workshop and the current status of metrics development for LWR ATF.
Metrics for a Sustainable Produced By
Levinson, David M.
Metrics for a Sustainable EcoVillage #12;2 Produced By: Nam Nguyen Master of Urban and Regional Project Manager Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Jeffrey Skrenes Housing Director Hawthorne Neighborhood Council Photo source: Unless otherwise noted, photos are provided by People for Pride in Living
Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report
Johnson, C.
2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report details the petroleum savings and vehicle emissions reductions achieved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program in 2010. The report also details other performance metrics, including the number of stakeholders in Clean Cities coalitions, outreach activities by coalitions and national laboratories, and alternative fuel vehicles deployed.
Einstein Product Metrics in Diverse Dimensions
K. R. Koehler
2006-01-27T23:59:59.000Z
We use direct products of Einstein Metrics to construct new solutions to Einstein's Equations with cosmological constant. We illustrate the technique with three families of solutions having the geometries Kerr/de Sitter X de Sitter, Kerr/anti-de Sitter X anti-de Sitter and Kerr X Kerr.
Einstein Metrics on Rational Homology 7-Spheres
Einstein Metrics on Rational Homology 7-Spheres Charles P. Boyer Krzysztof Galicki Michael Nakamaye Abstract: In this paper we demonstrate the existence of Sasakian-Einstein structures on certain 2-connected rational homology 7-spheres. These appear to be the #12;rst non-regular examples of Sasakian-Einstein
An Attack Surface Metric Pratyusa K. Manadhata
K. Manadhata This research was sponsored in part by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency by the National Science Foundation under grants no. CCR-0121547 and CNS-0433540, SAP Labs, LLC under award no metrics has recently become more pressing. In this thesis, we introduce the measure of a software system
Fourier Transform, Riemann Surfaces and Indefinite Metric
Fominov, Yakov
Fourier Transform, Riemann Surfaces and Indefinite Metric P. G. Grinevich, S.P.Novikov Zakharov Park, College Park, USA #12;What is Fourier Transform in Riemann Surfaces? Which Problems need it? Discrete Analog of The Fourier/Laurent bases in Riemann Sur- faces was constructed by Krichever-Novikov (KN
Performance Metrics Research Project - Final Report
Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.
2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
NREL began work for DOE on this project to standardize the measurement and characterization of building energy performance. NREL's primary research objectives were to determine which performance metrics have greatest value for determining energy performance and to develop standard definitions and methods of measuring and reporting that performance.
Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report
Johnson, C.
2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report details the petroleum savings and vehicle emissions reductions achieved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program in 2011. The report also details other performance metrics, including the number of stakeholders in Clean Cities coalitions, outreach activities by coalitions and national laboratories, and alternative fuel vehicles deployed.
Evaluation Criteria for Human-Automation Performance Metrics
Pina, Patricia Elena
Previous research has identified broad metric classes for human-automation performance to facilitate metric selection, as well as understanding and comparison of research results. However, there is still lack of an objective ...
Ideal Based Cyber Security Technical Metrics for Control Systems
W. F. Boyer; M. A. McQueen
2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Much of the world's critical infrastructure is at risk from attack through electronic networks connected to control systems. Security metrics are important because they provide the basis for management decisions that affect the protection of the infrastructure. A cyber security technical metric is the security relevant output from an explicit mathematical model that makes use of objective measurements of a technical object. A specific set of technical security metrics are proposed for use by the operators of control systems. Our proposed metrics are based on seven security ideals associated with seven corresponding abstract dimensions of security. We have defined at least one metric for each of the seven ideals. Each metric is a measure of how nearly the associated ideal has been achieved. These seven ideals provide a useful structure for further metrics development. A case study shows how the proposed metrics can be applied to an operational control system.
Financial Metrics Data Collection Protocol, Version 1.0
Fowler, Kimberly M.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Wang, Na
2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
Brief description of data collection process and plan that will be used to collect financial metrics associated with sustainable design.
Complex Systems--Goals & Metrics Long-term Objective
Hayden, Nancy J.
://www.uvm.edu/cmplxsys/. Moving forward--Goals, Metrics, and Resources: Approach: Kaizen. Measurability is ke
Metrics Are Fitness Functions Too Mark Harman John Clark
Singer, Jeremy
that there is an alternative, complementary, view of a metric: as a fitness function, used to guide a search for optimal' (MAFF) approach offers a number of additional benefits to metrics research and practice because systems. It describes the properties of a metric which make it a good fitness function and explains
Metrics for measuring distances in configuration spaces
Sadeghi, Ali, E-mail: ali.sadeghi@unibas.ch; Ghasemi, S. Alireza; Schaefer, Bastian; Mohr, Stephan; Goedecker, Stefan [Department of Physics, Universität Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland)] [Department of Physics, Universität Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Lill, Markus A. [Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)] [Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)
2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
In order to characterize molecular structures we introduce configurational fingerprint vectors which are counterparts of quantities used experimentally to identify structures. The Euclidean distance between the configurational fingerprint vectors satisfies the properties of a metric and can therefore safely be used to measure dissimilarities between configurations in the high dimensional configuration space. In particular we show that these metrics are a perfect and computationally cheap replacement for the root-mean-square distance (RMSD) when one has to decide whether two noise contaminated configurations are identical or not. We introduce a Monte Carlo approach to obtain the global minimum of the RMSD between configurations, which is obtained from a global minimization over all translations, rotations, and permutations of atomic indices.
Metric perturbation theory of quantum dynamics
Antony L Tambyrajah
2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
A theory of quantum dynamics based on a discrete structure underlying the space time manifold is developed for single particles. It is shown that at the micro domain the interaction of particles with the underlying discrete structure results in the quantum space time manifold. Regarding the resulting quantum space-time as perturbation from the Lorentz metric it is shown it is possible to discuss the dynamics of particles in the quantum domain.
Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report
Balducci, Patrick J.; Weimar, Mark R.; Kirkham, Harold
2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived from the National Energy Technology Laboratory Modern Grid Strategy. It measures 21 metrics to provide insight into the grid’s capacity to embody these characteristics. This report looks across a spectrum of smart grid concerns to measure the status of smart grid deployment and impacts.
Optical metrics and birefringence of anisotropic media
Alexander B. Balakin; Winfried Zimdahl
2005-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
The material tensor of linear response in electrodynamics is constructed out of products of two symmetric second rank tensor fields which in the approximation of geometrical optics and for uniaxial symmetry reduce to "optical" metrics, describing the phenomenon of birefringence. This representation is interpreted in the context of an underlying internal geometrical structure according to which the symmetric tensor fields are vectorial elements of an associated two-dimensional space.
Variable metric methods for automatic history matching
Armasu, Razvan
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. Automatic history matching codes presently in use employ steepest descent with optimal control, and although they were proven superior to others, their performance is not entirely satisfactory due to the poor rate of convergence as the performance index... rates of convergence when compared to the steepest descent They can be made to start out as steepest descent and end up as a second order algorithm, using functional and gradient information only, In this work several variable metric algorithms...
Metrics For Comparing Plasma Mass Filters
Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch
2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
High-throughput mass separation of nuclear waste may be useful for optimal storage, disposal, or environmental remediation. The most dangerous part of nuclear waste is the fission product, which produces most of the heat and medium-term radiation. Plasmas are well-suited to separating nuclear waste because they can separate many different species in a single step. A number of plasma devices have been designed for such mass separation, but there has been no standardized comparison between these devices. We define a standard metric, the separative power per unit volume, and derive it for three different plasma mass filters: the plasma centrifuge, Ohkawa filter, and the magnetic centrifugal mass filter. __________________________________________________
Metrics for comparing plasma mass filters
Fetterman, Abraham J.; Fisch, Nathaniel J. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States)
2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
High-throughput mass separation of nuclear waste may be useful for optimal storage, disposal, or environmental remediation. The most dangerous part of nuclear waste is the fission product, which produces most of the heat and medium-term radiation. Plasmas are well-suited to separating nuclear waste because they can separate many different species in a single step. A number of plasma devices have been designed for such mass separation, but there has been no standardized comparison between these devices. We define a standard metric, the separative power per unit volume, and derive it for three different plasma mass filters: the plasma centrifuge, Ohkawa filter, and the magnetic centrifugal mass filter.
Measurable Control System Security through Ideal Driven Technical Metrics
Miles McQueen; Wayne Boyer; Sean McBride; Marie Farrar; Zachary Tudor
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division supported development of a small set of security ideals as a framework to establish measurable control systems security. Based on these ideals, a draft set of proposed technical metrics was developed to allow control systems owner-operators to track improvements or degradations in their individual control systems security posture. The technical metrics development effort included review and evaluation of over thirty metrics-related documents. On the bases of complexity, ambiguity, or misleading and distorting effects the metrics identified during the reviews were determined to be weaker than necessary to aid defense against the myriad threats posed by cyber-terrorism to human safety, as well as to economic prosperity. Using the results of our metrics review and the set of security ideals as a starting point for metrics development, we identified thirteen potential technical metrics - with at least one metric supporting each ideal. Two case study applications of the ideals and thirteen metrics to control systems were then performed to establish potential difficulties in applying both the ideals and the metrics. The case studies resulted in no changes to the ideals, and only a few deletions and refinements to the thirteen potential metrics. This led to a final proposed set of ten core technical metrics. To further validate the security ideals, the modifications made to the original thirteen potential metrics, and the final proposed set of ten core metrics, seven separate control systems security assessments performed over the past three years were reviewed for findings and recommended mitigations. These findings and mitigations were then mapped to the security ideals and metrics to assess gaps in their coverage. The mappings indicated that there are no gaps in the security ideals and that the ten core technical metrics provide significant coverage of standard security issues with 87% coverage. Based on the two case studies and evaluation of the seven assessments, the security ideals demonstrated their value in guiding security thinking. Further, the final set of core technical metrics has been demonstrated to be both usable in the control system environment and provide significant coverage of standard security issues.
Software Modeling of S-Metrics Visualizer: Synergetic Interactive Metrics Visualization Tool
Dascalu, Sergiu
utilization, earned-value cost and schedule performance) to provide enhanced management insight in a timely and visualization tool for Windows. Throughout the software development process managers must be aware problems that occur throughout the project's evolution. Software metrics help managers to better monitor
A study on metrics for simulation programming languages
Nallapati, Kumar V.
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
proposes models for metrics specially designed for use in simulation modeling which can help in evaluating the performance and resource requirements of simulation programming languages. Certain existing software metrics for general purpose programming... GPSS and SIMAN. With these characteristics and the existing metrics, models were developed for evaluation of software and hardware requirements for a given simulation problem. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I thank Dr. Sallie Sheppard, Chairperson of my committee...
Defining a Standard Metric for Electricity Savings
Brown, Marilyn; Akbari, Hashem; Blumstein, Carl; Koomey, Jonathan; Brown, Richard; Calwell, Chris; Carter, Sheryl; Cavanagh, Ralph; Chang, Audrey; Claridge, David; Craig, Paul; Diamond, Rick; Eto, Joseph H.; Fulkerson, William; Gadgil, Ashok; Geller, Howard; Goldemberg, Jose; Goldman, Chuck; Goldstein, David B.; Greenberg, Steve; Hafemeister, David; Harris, Jeff; Harvey, Hal; Heitz, Eric; Hirst, Eric; Hummel, Holmes; Kammen, Dan; Kelly, Henry; Laitner, Skip; Levine, Mark; Lovins, Amory; Masters, Gil; McMahon, James E.; Meier, Alan; Messenger, Michael; Millhone, John; Mills, Evan; Nadel, Steve; Nordman, Bruce; Price, Lynn; Romm, Joe; Ross, Marc; Rufo, Michael; Sathaye, Jayant; Schipper, Lee; Schneider, Stephen H; Sweeney, James L; Verdict, Malcolm; Vorsatz, Diana; Wang, Devra; Weinberg, Carl; Wilk, Richard; Wilson, John; Worrell, Ernst
2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The growing investment by governments and electric utilities in energy efficiency programs highlights the need for simple tools to help assess and explain the size of the potential resource. One technique that is commonly used in this effort is to characterize electricity savings in terms of avoided power plants, because it is easier for people to visualize a power plant than it is to understand an abstraction such as billions of kilowatt-hours. Unfortunately, there is no standardization around the characteristics of such power plants. In this letter we define parameters for a standard avoided power plant that have physical meaning and intuitive plausibility, for use in back-of-the-envelope calculations. For the prototypical plant this article settles on a 500 MW existing coal plant operating at a 70percent capacity factor with 7percent T&D losses. Displacing such a plant for one year would save 3 billion kW h per year at the meter and reduce emissions by 3 million metric tons of CO2 per year. The proposed name for this metric is the Rosenfeld, in keeping with the tradition among scientists of naming units in honor of the person most responsible for the discovery and widespread adoption of the underlying scientific principle in question--Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld.
Spherically Symmetric, Metrically Static, Isolated Systems in Quasi-Metric Gravity
Dag Østvang
2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
The gravitational field exterior respectively interior to a spherically symmetric, isolated body made of perfect fluid is examined within the quasi-metric framework (QMF). It is required that the gravitational field is "metrically static", meaning that it is static except for the effects of the global cosmic expansion on the spatial geometry. Dynamical equations for the gravitational field are set up and an exact solution is found for the exterior part. Besides, equations of motion applying to inertial test particles moving in the exterior gravitational field are set up. By construction the gravitational field of the system is not static with respect to the cosmic expansion. This means that the radius of the source increases and that distances between circular orbits of inertial test particles increase according to the Hubble law. Moreover it is shown that if this model of an expanding gravitational field is taken to represent the gravitational field of the Sun (or isolated planetary systems), this has no serious consequences for observational aspects of planetary motion. On the contrary some observational facts of the Earth-Moon system are naturally explained within the QMF. Finally the QMF predicts different secular increases for two different gravitational coupling parameters. But such secular changes are neither present in the Newtonian limit of the quasi-metric equations of motion nor in the Newtonian limit of the quasi-metric field equations valid inside metrically static sources. Thus standard interpretations of space experiments testing the secular variation of G are explicitly theory-dependent and do not apply to the QMF.
Resilient Control Systems Practical Metrics Basis for Defining Mission Impact
Craig G. Rieger
2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
"Resilience” describes how systems operate at an acceptable level of normalcy despite disturbances or threats. In this paper we first consider the cognitive, cyber-physical interdependencies inherent in critical infrastructure systems and how resilience differs from reliability to mitigate these risks. Terminology and metrics basis are provided to integrate the cognitive, cyber-physical aspects that should be considered when defining solutions for resilience. A practical approach is taken to roll this metrics basis up to system integrity and business case metrics that establish “proper operation” and “impact.” A notional chemical processing plant is the use case for demonstrating how the system integrity metrics can be applied to establish performance, and
Enterprise performance measurement system : metric design framework and tools
Teo, Kai Siang
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Existing metric selection methodologies and performance measurement frameworks provide practicing managers with good checklists and tools to evaluate and design their enterprise performance measurement systems (EPMS) and ...
On the Riemann Extension of the Schwarzschild Metric
V. Dryuma
2004-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
Some solutions of the Einstein equations for the eight-dimensional Riemann extension of the classical four-dimensional Schwarzschild metric are considered.
Hölder Metric Subregularity with Applications to Proximal Point Method
2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 2, 2012 ... analysis and generalized differentiation, we derive neighborhood and ...... failure of metric subregularity in the above very natural sense.
Summary of Proposed Metrics - QER Technical Workshop on Energy...
resources available) to enable decisions - Prototype metrics - Use Cases created for electric power, oil, and natural gas systems o Applies common principles across energy...
On isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equation
T. Mei
2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
The known static isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equation cannot cover with the range of r<2MG, a new isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution is obtained. The new isotropic metric has the characters: (1) It is dynamic and periodic. (2) It has infinite singularities of the spacetime. (3) It cannot cover with the range of 0
Conceptual Framework for Developing Resilience Metrics for the...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Conceptual Framework for Developing Resilience Metrics for the Electricity, Oil, and Gas Sectors in the United States (September 2014) Conceptual Framework for Developing...
Einstein metrics and Brans-Dicke superfields
Marques, S.
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is obtained here a space conformal to the Einstein space-time, making the transition from an internal bosonic space, constructed with the Majorana constant spinors in the Majorana representation, to a bosonic ''superspace,'' through the use of Einstein vierbeins. These spaces are related to a Grassmann space constructed with the Majorana spinors referred to above, where the ''metric'' is a function of internal bosonic coordinates. The conformal function is a scale factor in the zone of gravitational radiation. A conformal function dependent on space-time coordinates can be constructed in that region when we introduce Majorana spinors which are functions of those coordinates. With this we obtain a scalar field of Brans-Dicke type. 11 refs.
Symplectic fusion rings and their metric
D. Gepner; A. Schwimmer
1992-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
The fusion of fields in a rational conformal field theory gives rise to a ring structure which has a very particular form. All such rings studied so far were shown to arise from some potentials. In this paper the fusion rings of the WZW models based on the symplectic group are studied. It is shown that they indeed arise from potentials which are described. These potentials give rise to new massive perturbations of superconformal hermitian symmetric models. The metric of the perturbation is computed and is shown to be given by solutions of the sinh--gordon equation. The kink structure of the theories is described, and it is argued that these field theories are integrable. The $S$ matrices for the fusion theories are argued to be non--minimal extensions of the $G_k\\times G_1/ G_{k+1}$ $S$ matrices with the adjoint perturbation, in the case of $G=SU(N)$.
Clean Cities 2013 Annual Metrics Report
Johnson, C.; Singer, M.
2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy asks its Clean Cities program coordinators to submit annual reports of their activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Data and information are submitted via an online database that is maintained as part of the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Coordinators submit a range of data that characterize the membership, funding, projects, and activities of their coalitions. They also submit data about sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), idle-reduction (IR) initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). NREL analyzes the data and translates them into petroleum-use reduction impacts, which are summarized in this 2013 Annual Metrics Report.
Bi-metric Gravity and "Dark Matter"
I. T. Drummond
2000-08-18T23:59:59.000Z
We present a bi-metric theory of gravity containing a length scale of galactic size. For distances less than this scale the theory satisfies the standard tests of General Relativity. For distances greater than this scale the theory yields an effective gravitational constant much larger than the locally observed value of Newton's constant. The transition from one regime to the other through the galactic scale can explain the observed rotation curves of galaxies and hence the effects normally attributed to the presence of dark matter. Phenomena on an extragalactic scale such as galactic clusters and the expansion of the universe are controlled by the enhanced gravitational coupling. This provides an explanation of the missing matter normally invoked to account for the observed value of Hubble's constant in relation to observed matter.
Distance Metric Learning for Large Margin Nearest Neighbor Classification
Weinberger, Kilian
Distance Metric Learning for Large Margin Nearest Neighbor Classification Kilian Q. Weinberger}@cis.upenn.edu Abstract We show how to learn a Mahanalobis distance metric for k-nearest neigh- bor (kNN) classification in kNN classification--for example, achieving a test error rate of 1.3% on the MNIST handwritten digits
Cortical Hemisphere Registration Via Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Metric Curve
Qiu, Anqi
on the relation between individual brains and the atlas. This is a powerful approach allowing us to study a largeCortical Hemisphere Registration Via Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Metric Curve Mapping Anqi Qiu1 Science, Johns Hopkins University Abstract. We present large deformation diffeomorphic metric curve
Comparison of Distance Metrics for Hierarchical Data in Medical Databases
Aickelin, Uwe
sufficiently well in clustering the patient population using k-means clustering algorithm. I. INTRODUCTIONComparison of Distance Metrics for Hierarchical Data in Medical Databases Diman Hassan, Uwe of these metrics have been compared to other measures to find their efficiency. In [5], a comparison has been made
Metrics for Evaluating Conventional and Renewable Energy Technologies (Presentation)
Mann, M. K.
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
With numerous options for the future of natural gas, how do we know we're going down the right path? How do we designate a metric to measure and demonstrate change and progress, and how does that metric incorporate all stakeholders and scenarios?
Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics
Liberzon, Daniel
1 Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics Sairaj V. Dhople, Student reliability and perfor- mance analysis of grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems is for- mulated using Markov and energy yield, and reliability metrics such as availability. The paper also provides an analytical method
The Posterior metric and the Goodness of Gibbsianness
Külske, Christof
exhibit the minimal necessary structure for such double-layer systems. As- suming no a priori metric, specification, posterior metric. University of Groningen, Institute of Mathematics and Computing Science, Dobrushin uniqueness has a lot of advantages, being not very technical, but very general, requiring little
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Practical Diagnostics for Evaluating Residential Commissioning Metrics
Wray, Craig; Walker, Iain; Siegel, Jeff; Sherman, Max
2002-06-11T23:59:59.000Z
In this report, we identify and describe 24 practical diagnostics that are ready now to evaluate residential commissioning metrics, and that we expect to include in the commissioning guide. Our discussion in the main body of this report is limited to existing diagnostics in areas of particular concern with significant interactions: envelope and HVAC systems. These areas include insulation quality, windows, airtightness, envelope moisture, fan and duct system airflows, duct leakage, cooling equipment charge, and combustion appliance backdrafting with spillage. Appendix C describes the 83 other diagnostics that we have examined in the course of this project, but that are not ready or are inappropriate for residential commissioning. Combined with Appendix B, Table 1 in the main body of the report summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of all 107 diagnostics. We first describe what residential commissioning is, its characteristic elements, and how one might structure its process. Our intent in this discussion is to formulate and clarify these issues, but is largely preliminary because such a practice does not yet exist. Subsequent sections of the report describe metrics one can use in residential commissioning, along with the consolidated set of 24 practical diagnostics that the building industry can use now to evaluate them. Where possible, we also discuss the accuracy and usability of diagnostics, based on recent laboratory work and field studies by LBNL staff and others in more than 100 houses. These studies concentrate on evaluating diagnostics in the following four areas: the DeltaQ duct leakage test, air-handler airflow tests, supply and return grille airflow tests, and refrigerant charge tests. Appendix A describes those efforts in detail. In addition, where possible, we identify the costs to purchase diagnostic equipment and the amount of time required to conduct the diagnostics. Table 1 summarizes these data. Individual equipment costs for the 24 practical diagnostics range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. The higher costs are associated with infrared thermography and state-of-the-art automated diagnostic systems. Most tests can be performed in one hour or less, using equipment priced toward the lower end of the cost spectrum.
Weighting and Bayes Nets for Rollup of Surveillance Metrics
Henson, Kriste [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sentz, Kari [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamada, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
The LANL IKE team proposes that the surveillance metrics for several data stream that are used to detect the same failure mode be weighted. Similarly, the failure mode metrics are weighted to obtain a subsystem metric. E.g., if there n data streams (nodes 1-n), the failure mode (node 0) metric is obtained as M{sub 0} = w{sub 1}M{sub 1} + {hor_ellipsis} + w{sub n}M{sub n}, where {Sigma}{sub i=1}{sup n} w{sub i} = 1. This proposal has been implemented with Bayes Nets using the Netica/IKE software by specifying an appropriate conditional probability table (CPT). This CPT is calculated using the same form as (1), where the data stream metrics for the true (T) and false (F) states are replaced by 1 and 0, respectively. Then using this CPT, the failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1). This result has two nice features. First, the rollup Bayes nets is doing can be easily explained. Second, because Bayes Nets can implement this rollup using Netica/IKE, then data marshalling (allocating next year's budget) can be studied. A proof that the claim 'failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1)' for n = 2 and n = 3 follows as well as the sketch of a proof by induction for general n.
Ding, Chris; He, Xiaofeng; Xiong, Hui; Peng, Hanchuan; Holbrook, Stephen R.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Closure and Metric Inequality of Weighted Graphs – Detectingleads to a transitivity inequality which is equivalentto ultra-metric inequality. This can be used to de?ne
Schwarzschild-like metric and a quantum vacuum
P. R. Silva
2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
A quantum vacuum, represented by a viscous fluid, is added to the Einstein vacuum, surrounding a spherical distribution of mass. This gives as a solution, in spherical coordinates, a Schwarzschild-like metric. The plot of g00 and g11 components of the metric, as a function of the radial coordinate, display the same qualitative behavior as that of the Schwarzschild metric. However, the temperature of the event horizon is equal to the Hawking temperature multiplied by a factor of two, while the entropy is equal to half of the Bekenstein one.
Analysis of Solar Cell Quality Using Voltage Metrics: Preprint
Toberer, E. S.; Tamboli, A. C.; Steiner, M.; Kurtz, S.
2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The highest efficiency solar cells provide both excellent voltage and current. Of these, the open-circuit voltage (Voc) is more frequently viewed as an indicator of the material quality. However, since the Voc also depends on the band gap of the material, the difference between the band gap and the Voc is a better metric for comparing material quality of unlike materials. To take this one step further, since Voc also depends on the shape of the absorption edge, we propose to use the ultimate metric: the difference between the measured Voc and the Voc calculated from the external quantum efficiency using a detailed balance approach. This metric is less sensitive to changes in cell design and definition of band gap. The paper defines how to implement this metric and demonstrates how it can be useful in tracking improvements in Voc, especially as Voc approaches its theoretical maximum.
Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions
Mathew, Paul
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
good practice” for data center infrastructure efficiency metric. Data Center Benchmarking Guidegood practice benchmark and 0.6 kW/ton as a better practice benchmark. Data Center Benchmarking Guide
A Graph Analytic Metric for Mitigating Advanced Persistent Threat
Johnson, John R.; Hogan, Emilie A.
2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z
This paper introduces a novel graph analytic metric that can be used to measure the potential vulnerability of a cyber network to specific types of attacks that use lateral movement and privilege escalation such as the well known Pass The Hash, (PTH). The metric is computed from an oriented subgraph of the underlying cyber network induced by selecting only those edges for which a given property holds between the two vertices of the edge. The metric with respect to a select node on the subgraph is defined as the likelihood that the select node is reachable from another arbitrary node in the graph. This metric can be calculated dynamically from the authorization and auditing layers during the network security authorization phase and will potentially enable predictive deterrence against attacks such as PTH.
Momentum space metric, non-local operator, and topological insulators
Shunji Matsuura; Shinsei Ryu
2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z
Momentum space of a gapped quantum system is a metric space: it admits a notion of distance reflecting properties of its quantum ground state. By using this quantum metric, we investigate geometric properties of momentum space. In particular, we introduce a non-local operator which represents distance square in real space and show that this corresponds to the Laplacian in curved momentum space, and also derive its path integral representation in momentum space. The quantum metric itself measures the second cumulant of the position operator in real space, much like the Berry gauge potential measures the first cumulant or the electric polarization in real space. By using the non-local operator and the metric, we study some aspects of topological phases such as topological invariants, the cumulants and topological phase transitions. The effect of interactions to the momentum space geometry is also discussed.
Analyses Of Two End-User Software Vulnerability Exposure Metrics
Jason L. Wright; Miles McQueen; Lawrence Wellman
2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The risk due to software vulnerabilities will not be completely resolved in the near future. Instead, putting reliable vulnerability measures into the hands of end-users so that informed decisions can be made regarding the relative security exposure incurred by choosing one software package over another is of importance. To that end, we propose two new security metrics, average active vulnerabilities (AAV) and vulnerability free days (VFD). These metrics capture both the speed with which new vulnerabilities are reported to vendors and the rate at which software vendors fix them. We then examine how the metrics are computed using currently available datasets and demonstrate their estimation in a simulation experiment using four different browsers as a case study. Finally, we discuss how the metrics may be used by the various stakeholders of software and to software usage decisions.
Directional Hölder metric subregularity and application to tangent ...
2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
When ? = 1, we write and say simply SCr1F(¯x, ¯y)(u) := SCrF(¯x, ¯y)(u) : the directional strict limit set critical for metric subregularity of F at (¯x, ¯y) in direction u.
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Summary: New set of metrics for the computational performance of IS-ENES Earth System Models TRCMGC1473 U performance of Earth System Models is developed and used for an...
An SMT-Selection Metric to Improve Multithreaded Applications' Performance
Fedorova, Alexandra
An SMT-Selection Metric to Improve Multithreaded Applications' Performance Justin R. Funston Simon Fraser University* Abstract--Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) increases CPU utilization- cation scalability or when there is significant contention for CPU resources. This paper describes an SMT
Measures of agreement between computation and experiment:validation metrics.
Barone, Matthew Franklin; Oberkampf, William Louis
2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
With the increasing role of computational modeling in engineering design, performance estimation, and safety assessment, improved methods are needed for comparing computational results and experimental measurements. Traditional methods of graphically comparing computational and experimental results, though valuable, are essentially qualitative. Computable measures are needed that can quantitatively compare computational and experimental results over a range of input, or control, variables and sharpen assessment of computational accuracy. This type of measure has been recently referred to as a validation metric. We discuss various features that we believe should be incorporated in a validation metric and also features that should be excluded. We develop a new validation metric that is based on the statistical concept of confidence intervals. Using this fundamental concept, we construct two specific metrics: one that requires interpolation of experimental data and one that requires regression (curve fitting) of experimental data. We apply the metrics to three example problems: thermal decomposition of a polyurethane foam, a turbulent buoyant plume of helium, and compressibility effects on the growth rate of a turbulent free-shear layer. We discuss how the present metrics are easily interpretable for assessing computational model accuracy, as well as the impact of experimental measurement uncertainty on the accuracy assessment.
EINSTEIN METRICS ON RATIONAL HOMOLOGY SPHERES CHARLES P. BOYER AND KRZYSZTOF GALICKI
EINSTEIN METRICS ON RATIONAL HOMOLOGY SPHERES CHARLES P. BOYER AND KRZYSZTOF GALICKI 1. Introduction In this paper we prove the existence of Einstein metrics, actually Sasakian- Einstein metrics is known about the existence of Einstein metrics on rational homology spheres, and the known ones
Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting: Preprint
Zhang, J.; Hodge, B. M.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H. F.; Banunarayanan, V.
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Forecasting solar energy generation is a challenging task due to the variety of solar power systems and weather regimes encountered. Forecast inaccuracies can result in substantial economic losses and power system reliability issues. This paper presents a suite of generally applicable and value-based metrics for solar forecasting for a comprehensive set of scenarios (i.e., different time horizons, geographic locations, applications, etc.). In addition, a comprehensive framework is developed to analyze the sensitivity of the proposed metrics to three types of solar forecasting improvements using a design of experiments methodology, in conjunction with response surface and sensitivity analysis methods. The results show that the developed metrics can efficiently evaluate the quality of solar forecasts, and assess the economic and reliability impact of improved solar forecasting.
Evaluation of the Design Metric to Reduce the Number of Defects in Software Development
Qureshi, M Rizwan Jameel; 10.5815/ijitcs.2012.04.02
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Software design is one of the most important and key activities in the system development life cycle (SDLC) phase that ensures the quality of software. Different key areas of design are very vital to be taken into consideration while designing software. Software design describes how the software system is decomposed and managed in smaller components. Object-oriented (OO) paradigm has facilitated software industry with more reliable and manageable software and its design. The quality of the software design can be measured through different metrics such as Chidamber and Kemerer (CK) design metrics, Mood Metrics & Lorenz and Kidd metrics. CK metrics is one of the oldest and most reliable metrics among all metrics available to software industry to evaluate OO design. This paper presents an evaluation of CK metrics to propose an improved CK design metrics values to reduce the defects during software design phase in software. This paper will also describe that whether a significant effect of any CK design metri...
Primer Control System Cyber Security Framework and Technical Metrics
Wayne F. Boyer; Miles A. McQueen
2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division supported development of a control system cyber security framework and a set of technical metrics to aid owner-operators in tracking control systems security. The framework defines seven relevant cyber security dimensions and provides the foundation for thinking about control system security. Based on the developed security framework, a set of ten technical metrics are recommended that allow control systems owner-operators to track improvements or degradations in their individual control systems security posture.
Computing K3 and CY n-fold Metrics
Gordon Chalmers
2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z
The derivative expnsion in the context of IIB string scattering compactified on non-trivial K3 and other Calabi-Yau manifolds is formulated. The scattering data in terms of automorphic functions can be inverted to find the these metrics. The solutions are parameterized by the moduli information, and the metrics may be found to any desired accuracy in derivatives. Metric information to low orders in derivatives allows for a counting of curves inside the manifold; in addition, the coefficients of these exponential terms via D-brane wrappings are polynomials that may admit an invariant interpretation in cohomology. An interesting case pertaining to M-theory compactifications is the collection of seven-dimensional $G_2$ manifolds; they can also be obtained when the moduli space degenerates into cases, such as a toroidal one or other limit in which modular functions on the space are known. Note: this work was written two years ago; the recipe without the explicit form of the scattering and metrics is given.
Methods, Metrics and Motivation for a Green Computer Science Program
Way, Thomas
and, more recently, economically sensible [13]. "Going Green" implies reducing your energy useMethods, Metrics and Motivation for a Green Computer Science Program Mujtaba Talebi and Thomas Way are uniquely positioned to promote greater awareness of Green Computing, using the academic setting
Code design based on metric-spectrum and applications
Papadimitriou, Panayiotis D.
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
We introduced nested search methods to design (n, k) block codes for arbitrary channels by optimizing an appropriate metric spectrum in each iteration. For a given k, the methods start with a good high rate code, say k/(k + 1), and successively...
Einstein static Universe in hybrid metric-Palatini gravity
Christian G. Boehmer; Francisco S. N. Lobo; Nicola Tamanini
2015-02-18T23:59:59.000Z
Hybrid metric-Palatini gravity is a recent and novel approach to modified theories of gravity, which consists of adding to the metric Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian an f(R) term constructed a la Palatini. It was shown that the theory passes local tests even if the scalar field is very light, and thus implies the existence of a long-range scalar field, which is able to modify the dynamics in galactic and cosmological scales, but leaves the Solar System unaffected. In this work, motivated by the possibility that the Universe may have started out in an asymptotically Einstein static state in the inflationary universe context, we analyse the stability of the Einstein static Universe by considering linear homogeneous perturbations in the respective dynamically equivalent scalar-tensor representation of hybrid metric-Palatini gravity. Considering linear homogeneous perturbations, the stability regions of the Einstein static universe are parametrized by the first and second derivatives of the scalar potential, and it is explicitly shown that a large class of stable solutions exists in the respective parameter space, in the context of hybrid metric-Palatini gravity.
Towards Efficient Supercomputing: A Quest for the Right Metric.
Hsu, C.-H. (Chung-Hsing); Feng, W. C. (Wu-Chun); Archuleta, J. S. (Jeremy S.)
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Over the past decade, we have been building less and less efficient supercomputers, resulting in the construction of substantially larger machine rooms and even new buildings. In addition, because of the thermal power envelope of these supercomputers, a small fortune must be spent to cool them. These infrastructure costs coupled with the additional costs of administering and maintaining such (unreliable) supercomputers dramatically increases their total cost of ownership. As a result, there has been substantial interest in recent years to produce more reliable and more efficient supercomputers that are easy to maintain and use. But how does one quantify efficient supercomputing? That is, what metric should be used to evaluate how efficiently a supercomputer delivers answers? We argue that existing efficiency metrics such as the performance-power ratio are insufficient and motivate the need for a new type of efficiency metric, one that incorporates notions of reliability, availability, productivity, and total cost of ownership (TCO), for instance. In doing so, however, this paper raises more questions than it answers with respect to efficiency. And in the end, we still return to the performance-power ratio as an efficiency metric with respect to power and use it to evaluate a menagerie of processor platforms in order to provide a set of reference data points for the high-performance computing community.
A Case Study in Developing Process Unit Energy Metrics
Davis, J. L.; Van Atta, B.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
At the 2005 IETC Conference, KBC (Davis and Knight) submitted a paper on Integrating Process Unit Energy Metrics into a Plant Energy Managemenet System. For the 2006 conference, KBC wishes to submit a paper that details an actual case study where...
Instruction-Window Power Reduction Using Data Dependence Metric
Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"
power savings, and with an average performance loss of a very modest 1.9%. I. INTRODUCTION NewInstruction-Window Power Reduction Using Data Dependence Metric Ziad Youssfi and Michael Shanblatt Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 ziad
Thermodynamics and the naked singularity in the Gamma-metric
K. Lochan; D. Malafarina; T. P. Singh
2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate a possible way of establishing a parallel between the third law of black hole mechanics, and the strong version of the third law of thermodynamics. We calculate the surface gravity and area for a naked singular null surface in the Gamma-metric and explain in what sense this behaviour violates thermodynamics.
A Comprehensive and Comparative Metric for Information Security
Breu, Ruth
A Comprehensive and Comparative Metric for Information Security Steffen Weiß1 , Oliver Weissmann2 security GmbH, Germany Abstract Measurement of information security is important for organizations , Falko Dressler1* 1 Dept. of Computer Science 7, University of Erlangen, Germany 2 atsec information
Metrics and Benchmarks for Energy Efficiency in Laboratories
Rumsey Engineers; Mathew, Paul; Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Sartor, Dale; Rumsey, Peter; Weale, John
2008-04-10T23:59:59.000Z
A wide spectrum of laboratory owners, ranging from universities to federal agencies, have explicit goals for energy efficiency in their facilities. For example, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) requires all new federal buildings to exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2004 [1] by at least 30%. A new laboratory is much more likely to meet energy efficiency goals if quantitative metrics and targets are specified in programming documents and tracked during the course of the delivery process. If not, any additional capital costs or design time associated with attaining higher efficiencies can be difficult to justify. This article describes key energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks for laboratories, which have been developed and applied to several laboratory buildings--both for design and operation. In addition to traditional whole building energy use metrics (e.g. BTU/ft{sup 2}.yr, kWh/m{sup 2}.yr), the article describes HVAC system metrics (e.g. ventilation W/cfm, W/L.s{sup -1}), which can be used to identify the presence or absence of energy features and opportunities during design and operation.
Why Metrics Matter: Evaluating Policy Choices for Reactive Nitrogen
Tufts University
for reducing Nr releases into the air are also lower. These findings have major implications for the use and support improved coordination between the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts while restoring the Chesapeake for the interest in metrics related to pollutants is the role they play now and in future regulation. Current
Metrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data
Gummadi, Ramakrishna
Time FAA Federal Aviation Administration GPS Global Positioning System Departure Spacing Efficiency Route Traffic Control Center ASDE-X Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model-X ASPM Aviation System from a combination of the Aviation System Performance Metrics (ASPM) [9] and the Airline Service
A Case Study in Developing Process Unit Energy Metrics
Davis, J. L.; Van Atta, B.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
At the 2005 IETC Conference, KBC (Davis and Knight) submitted a paper on Integrating Process Unit Energy Metrics into a Plant Energy Managemenet System. For the 2006 conference, KBC wishes to submit a paper that details an actual case study where...
The evolution of false vacuum bubbles in radiating metrics
Larsen, K.M.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The equations of motion for false vacuum bubbles in Vaidya-Mallett metrics are derived and numerically solved. It is demonstrated that the evolution of the bubble differs from the standard Schwarzschild-de Sitter results. The luminosity as measured by an external observer is found to deviate from the normal Hawking luminosity, thus producing a signature for the existence of the child universe.
MODELS AND METRICS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Kozyrakis, Christos
MODELS AND METRICS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT promising energy-efficient technolo- gies, and models to understand the effects of resource utilization decisions on power con- sumption. To facilitate energy-efficiency improvements, this dissertation presents
type Riemannian metric on the space of planar curves
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
of Computational Anatomy (MFCA'06) inria-00635881,version1-26Oct2011 Author manuscript, published in "1st MICCAI (MFCA'06) 41 inria-00635881,version1-26Oct2011 #12;2.2 Closure of open curves in H1 metric A generic z
Deep Energy Retrofit Performance Metric Comparison: Eight California Case Studies
Walker, Iain; Fisher, Jeremy; Less, Brennan
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we will present the results of monitored annual energy use data from eight residential Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) case studies using a variety of performance metrics. For each home, the details of the retrofits were analyzed, diagnostic tests to characterize the home were performed and the homes were monitored for total and individual end-use energy consumption for approximately one year. Annual performance in site and source energy, as well as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO{sub 2}e) emissions were determined on a per house, per person and per square foot basis to examine the sensitivity to these different metrics. All eight DERs showed consistent success in achieving substantial site energy and CO{sub 2}e reductions, but some projects achieved very little, if any source energy reduction. This problem emerged in those homes that switched from natural gas to electricity for heating and hot water, resulting in energy consumption dominated by electricity use. This demonstrates the crucial importance of selecting an appropriate metric to be used in guiding retrofit decisions. Also, due to the dynamic nature of DERs, with changes in occupancy, size, layout, and comfort, several performance metrics might be necessary to understand a project’s success.
New set of metrics for the computational performance
New set of metrics for the computational performance of IS-ENES Earth System Models TR/CMGC/14/73 U performance of Earth System Models is developed and used for an initial performance analysis of the EC models.................................................................................................................................5 2.1 List of Participating Earth System Models
Linear harmonic oscillator in spaces with degenerate metrics
N. A. Gromov
2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
With the help of contraction method we study the harmonic oscillator in spaces with degenerate metrics, namely, on Galilei plane and in the flat 3D Cayley-Klein spaces $R_3(j_2,j_3).$ It is shown that the inner degrees of freedom are appeared which physical dimensions are different from the dimension of the space.
Metrics and Benchmarks for Energy Efficiency in Laboratories
Mathew, Paul
2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z
A wide spectrum of laboratory owners, ranging from universities to federal agencies, have explicit goals for energy efficiency in their facilities. For example, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) requires all new federal buildings to exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2004 1 by at least 30 percent. The University of California Regents Policy requires all new construction to exceed California Title 24 2 by at least 20 percent. A new laboratory is much more likely to meet energy efficiency goals if quantitative metrics and targets are explicitly specified in programming documents and tracked during the course of the delivery process. If efficiency targets are not explicitly and properly defined, any additional capital costs or design time associated with attaining higher efficiencies can be difficult to justify. The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance on how to specify and compute energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks for laboratories, at the whole building as well as the system level. The information in this guide can be used to incorporate quantitative metrics and targets into the programming of new laboratory facilities. Many of these metrics can also be applied to evaluate existing facilities. For information on strategies and technologies to achieve energy efficiency, the reader is referred to Labs21 resources, including technology best practice guides, case studies, and the design guide (available at www.labs21century.gov/toolkit).
(Data in metric tons of silver content unless otherwise noted)
146 SILVER (Data in metric tons 1 of silver content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production.S. refiners of commercial-grade silver, with an estimated total output of 6,500 tons from domestic and foreign to minimize odor, electroplating, hardening bearings, inks, mirrors, solar cells, water purification, and wood
(Data in metric tons of silver content unless otherwise noted)
146 SILVER (Data in metric tons 1 of silver content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production, with an estimated total output of 2,500 tons from domestic and foreign ores and concentrates, and from old and new, mirrors, solar cells, water purification, and wood treatment. Silver was used for miniature antennas
Shelby, Ryan
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
3) sustainability indicators or performance metrics forof situated performance metrics or indicators that aren’t3) sustainability indicators or performance metrics for
Choosing good distance metrics and local planners for probabilistic roadmap motion planning methods
Bayazit, Osman Burchan
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents a comparative evaluation of different distance metrics and local planners within the context of probabilistic roadmap methods for motion planning. Both C-space and Workspace distance metrics and local planners are considered...
A Structure-Based Distance Metric for High-Dimensional Space...
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A Structure-Based Distance Metric for High-Dimensional Space Exploration with Multi-Dimensional Scaling. A Structure-Based Distance Metric for High-Dimensional Space Exploration...
Design Principles and Performance Metrics for Magnetic Refrigerators Operating Near Room Temperature
Victoria, University of
Design Principles and Performance Metrics for Magnetic Refrigerators Operating Near Room Principles and Performance Metrics for Magnetic Refrigerators Operating Near Room Temperature by Daniel Sean decade, active magnetic regenerative (AMR) refrigeration technology has progressed towards commercial
RELATION OF THE WAVE{PROPAGATION METRIC TENSOR TO THE CURVATURES
Cerveny, Vlastislav
RELATION OF THE WAVE{PROPAGATION METRIC TENSOR TO THE CURVATURES OF THE SLOWNESS AND RAY The contravariant components of the wave{propagation metric tensor equal half the second{order partial derivatives. The relations of the wave{ propagation metric tensor to the curvature matrix and Gaussian curvature
EINSTEIN METRICS ON SPHERES CHARLES P. BOYER, KRZYSZTOF GALICKI AND J ANOS KOLLAR
EINSTEIN METRICS ON SPHERES CHARLES P. BOYER, KRZYSZTOF GALICKI AND J Â´ANOS KOLLÂ´AR 1. Introduction and Einstein, that is the Ricci curvature is a constant multiple of the metric. The spheres S4m+3 , m > 1 are known to have another Sp(m + 1)-homogeneous Einstein metric discovered by Jensen [Jen73]. In addi- tion
EINSTEIN METRICS ON SPHERES CHARLES P. BOYER, KRZYSZTOF GALICKI AND J
EINSTEIN METRICS ON SPHERES CHARLES P. BOYER, KRZYSZTOF GALICKI AND J â?? ANOS KOLL â?? AR 1 are homogeneous and Einstein, that is the Ricci curvature is a constant multiple of the metric. The spheres S 4m+3 , m > 1 are known to have another Sp(m + 1)Âhomogeneous Einstein metric discovered by Jensen [Jen73
Data Mining in Metric Space: An Empirical Analysis of Supervised Learning Performance Criteria
Caruana, Rich
Error, Cross Entropy, and Prob- ability Calibration. Multidimensional scaling (MDS) shows- terpreted as probabilities: squared error, cross entropy, and calibration, lay in one part of metric space metrics such as ROC area and average precision. We introduce a new metric, SAR, that combines squared
Quantum corrections to the Schwarzschild metric and reparametrization transformations
G. G. Kirilin
2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum corrections to the Schwarzschild metric generated by loop diagrams have been considered by Bjerrum-Bohr, Donoghue, and Holstein (BHD) [Phys. Rev. D68, 084005 (2003)], and Khriplovich and Kirilin (KK) [J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 98, 1063 (2004)]. Though the same field variables in a covariant gauge are used, the results obtained differ from one another. The reason is that the different sets of diagrams have been used. Here we will argue that the quantum corrections to metric must be independent of the choice of field variables, i.e., must be reparametrization invariant. Using simple reparametrization transformation, we will show that the contribution considered by BDH, is not invariant under it. Meanwhile the contribution of the complete set of the diagrams, considered by KK, satisfies the requirement of the invariance.
On the existence of certain axisymmetric interior metrics
Angulo Santacruz, C. [Department of Mathematics, University of West Indies, Kingston 6 (Jamaica); Batic, D. [Department of Mathematics, University of West Indies, Kingston 6 (Jamaica); Departamento de Matematicas, Universidad de los Andes, Cra. 1E No. 18A-10, Bogota (Colombia); Nowakowski, M. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de los Andes, Cra. 1E No. 18A-10, Bogota (Colombia)
2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
One of the effects of noncommutative coordinate operators is that the delta function connected to the quantum mechanical amplitude between states sharp to the position operator gets smeared by a Gaussian distribution. Although this is not the full account of the effects of noncommutativity, this effect is, in particular, important as it removes the point singularities of Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordstroem solutions. In this context, it seems to be of some importance to probe also into ringlike singularities which appear in the Kerr case. In particular, starting with an anisotropic energy-momentum tensor and a general axisymmetric ansatz of the metric together with an arbitrary mass distribution (e.g., Gaussian), we derive the full set of Einstein equations that the noncommutative geometry inspired Kerr solution should satisfy. Using these equations we prove two theorems regarding the existence of certain Kerr metrics inspired by noncommutative geometry.
Metric intersection problems in Cayley graphs and the Stirling recursion
Phongpattanacharoen, Teeraphong
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In the symmetric group Sym(n) with n at least 5 let H be a conjugacy class of elements of order 2 and let \\Gamma be the Cayley graph whose vertex set is the group G generated by H (so G is Sym(n) or Alt(n)) and whose edge set is determined by H. We are interested in the metric structure of this graph. In particular, for g\\in G let B_{r}(g) be the metric ball in \\Gamma of radius r and centre g. We show that the intersection numbers \\Phi(\\Gamma; r, g):=|\\,B_{r}(e)\\,\\cap\\,B_{r}(g)\\,| are generalized Stirling functions in n and r. The results are motivated by the study of error graphs and related reconstruction problems.
The Initial Value Problem Using Metric and Extrinsic Curvature
James W. York
2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The initial value problem is introduced after a thorough review of the essential geometry. The initial value equations are put into elliptic form using both conformal transformations and a treatment of the extrinsic curvature introduced recently. This use of the metric and the extrinsic curvature is manifestly equivalent to the author's conformal thin sandwich formulation. Therefore, the reformulation of the constraints as an elliptic system by use of conformal techniques is complete.
Development of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Metrics and Risk Measures
Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.; Anderson, K. K.; Sivaramakrishnan, Chandrika; Lansing, Carina
2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is an internal project milestone report to document the CCSI Element 7 team's progress on developing Technology Readiness Level (TRL) metrics and risk measures. In this report, we provide a brief overview of the current technology readiness assessment research, document the development of technology readiness levels (TRLs) specific to carbon capture technologies, describe the risk measures and uncertainty quantification approaches used in our research, and conclude by discussing the next steps that the CCSI Task 7 team aims to accomplish.
HyperKhaler Metrics Building and Integrable Models
E. H. Saidi; M. B. Sedra
2005-12-18T23:59:59.000Z
Methods developed for the analysis of integrable systems are used to study the problem of hyperK\\"ahler metrics building as formulated in D=2 N=4 supersymmetric harmonic superspace. We show, in particular, that the constraint equation $\\beta\\partial^{++2}\\omega -\\xi^{++2}\\exp 2\\beta\\omega =0$ and its Toda like generalizations are integrable. Explicit solutions together with the conserved currents generating the symmetry responsible of the integrability of these equations are given. Other features are also discussed
The d-bar-Neumann operator and the Kobayashi metric
Kim, Mijoung
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
between compactness of the partialdiff-Neumann operator and the property K in any convex domain. We also find a local property of the Kobayashi metric [Theorem IV.1], in which the domain is not necessary pseudoconvex. We find a more general condition than... through his deep insight, inexhaustible patience, and constant encouragement has been an inspiration to me during these years as his student. vi TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page I INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 II...
On a Pregeometric Origin for Spacetime Dimensionality and Metric Structure
W. M. Stuckey
2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z
Motivated by Wheeler's bottom up pregeometry, we introduce a pregeometric approach that does not assume Wheeler's probability amplitudes for establishing spacetime neighborhoods. Rather, a non-trivial metric is produced via the concept of a uniformity base, which is generated with discrete topological groups over some arbitrary fundamental, denumerable set. We show how the concept of entourage multiplication for the elements of our uniformity base mirrors the underlying group structure. This fact is then exploited to create entourage sequences of maximal length, whence a fine metric structure. The resulting metric structure is, for certain group structures, consistent with E4-embeddable graphs. Examples over Z2 x Z4, D4, Z6, D3, Z8, and Z5 are provided. Euclidean embeddability over Z7 and Q8 is discussed. Unlike the statistical approaches typical of graph theory, this method generates dimensionality over low-order sets. Possible applications to the pregeometric modeling of quantum stochasticity and non-locality/non-separability, wave function collapse, and the M4 structure of spacetime are provided in the context of Z2 x Z2 x Z4.
Wh/year at the meter and reduce emissions by 3 million metric tons of CO2 per year. The proposed name for this metricDEFINING A STANDARD METRIC FOR ELECTRICITY SAVINGS Jonathan Koomey*, Hashem Akbari, Carl Blumstein June 2009 Short title: Defining a standard metric for electricity savings Keywords: Electricity savings
Diamond, Richard
Wh/year at the meter and reduce emissions by 3 million metric tons of CO2 per year. The proposed name for this metricDEFINING A STANDARD METRIC FOR ELECTRICITY SAVINGS Jonathan Koomey*, Hashem Akbari, Carl Blumstein title: Defining a standard metric for electricity savings Keywords: Electricity savings, energy
Metrics for the National SCADA Test Bed Program
Craig, Philip A.; Mortensen, J.; Dagle, Jeffery E.
2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE-OE) National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) Program is providing valuable inputs into the electric industry by performing topical research and development (R&D) to secure next generation and legacy control systems. In addition, the program conducts vulnerability and risk analysis, develops tools, and performs industry liaison, outreach and awareness activities. These activities will enhance the secure and reliable delivery of energy for the United States. This report will describe metrics that could be utilized to provide feedback to help enhance the effectiveness of the NSTB Program.
User's Guide to the Energy Charting and Metrics Tool (ECAM)
Taasevigen, Danny J.; Koran, William
2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
The intent of this user guide is to provide a brief description of the functionality of the Energy Charting and Metrics (ECAM) tool, including the expanded building re-tuning functionality developed for Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL). This document describes the tool's general functions and features, and offers detailed instructions for PNNL building re-tuning charts, a feature in ECAM intended to help building owners and operators look at trend data (recommended 15-minute time intervals) in a series of charts (both time series and scatter) to analyze air-handler, zone, and central plant information gathered from a building automation system (BAS).
C-metric and the origin of inertia
Hristu Culetu
2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
A particular form of the C-metric is investigated, giving it a non-standard interpretation and removing any singularity at $r = 0$. In the weak field limit of the accelerating black hole, the proper acceleration $A$ of a static observer is constant and the geometry becomes conformally-flat (anti de Sitter). The stress tensor is of $\\Lambda$-type ($\\Lambda = -3a^{2}/8\\pi G$) and its energy density is negative. We propose that $\\Lambda$ is responsible of inertial forces that appear in uniformly accelerated systems (far from the accelerating source $m$ and for $r regulated by means of the exponential factor $exp(-k/r), k > 0$.
Polarizable vacuum analysis of the gravitational metric tensor
Xing-Hao Ye
2009-03-21T23:59:59.000Z
The gravitational metric tensor implies a variable dielectric tensor of vacuum around gravitational matter. The curved spacetime in general relativity is then associated with a polarizable vacuum. It is found that the number density of the virtual dipoles in vacuum decreases with the distance from the gravitational centre. This result offers a polarizable vacuum interpretation of the gravitational force. Also, the anisotropy of vacuum polarization is briefly discussed, which appeals for observational proof of anisotropic light propagation in a vacuum altered by gravitational or electromagnetic field.
Laser Ranging Delay in the Bi-Metric Theory of Gravity
Sergei M. Kopeikin; Wei-Tou Ni
2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a linearized bi-metric theory of gravity with two metrics. The metric g_{ab} describes null hypersurfaces of the gravitational field while light moves on null hypersurfaces of the optical metric \\bar{g}_{ab}. Bi-metrism naturally arises in vector-tensor theories with matter being non-minimally coupled to gravity via long-range vector field. We derive explicit Lorentz-invariant solution for a light ray propagating in space-time of the bi-metric theory and disentangle relativistic effects associated with the two metrics. This anlysis can be valuable for future spaceborne laser missions ASTROD and LATOR dedicated to map various relativistic gravity parameters in the solar system to unparalleled degree of accuracy.
Conceptual Soundness, Metric Development, Benchmarking, and Targeting for PATH Subprogram Evaluation
Mosey. G.; Doris, E.; Coggeshall, C.; Antes, M.; Ruch, J.; Mortensen, J.
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of this study is to evaluate the conceptual soundness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program's revised goals and establish and apply a framework to identify and recommend metrics that are the most useful for measuring PATH's progress. This report provides an evaluative review of PATH's revised goals, outlines a structured method for identifying and selecting metrics, proposes metrics and benchmarks for a sampling of individual PATH programs, and discusses other metrics that potentially could be developed that may add value to the evaluation process. The framework and individual program metrics can be used for ongoing management improvement efforts and to inform broader program-level metrics for government reporting requirements.
Optical Anisotropy of Schwarzschild Metric within Equivalent Medium Framework
Sina Khorasani; Bizhan Rashidian
2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
It is has been long known that the curved space in the presence of gravitation can be described as a non-homogeneous anisotropic medium in flat geometry with different constitutive equations. In this article, we show that the eigenpolarizations of such medium can be exactly solved, leading to a pseudo-isotropic description of curved vacuum with two refractive index eigenvalues having opposite signs, which correspond to forward and backward travel in time. We conclude that for a rotating universe, time-reversal symmetry is broken. We also demonstrate the applicability of this method to Schwarzschild metric and derive exact forms of refractive index. We derive the subtle optical anisotropy of space around a spherically symmetric, non-rotating and uncharged blackhole in the form of an elegant closed form expression, and show that the refractive index in such a pseudo-isotropic system would be a function of coordinates as well as the direction of propagation. Corrections arising from such anisotropy in the bending of light are shown and a simplified system of equations for ray-tracing in the equivalent medium of Schwarzschild metric is found.
Metrics for Availability Analysis Using a Discrete Event Simulation Method
Schryver, Jack C [ORNL; Nutaro, James J [ORNL; Haire, Marvin Jonathan [ORNL
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The system performance metric 'availability' is a central concept with respect to the concerns of a plant's operators and owners, yet it can be abstract enough to resist explanation at system levels. Hence, there is a need for a system-level metric more closely aligned with a plant's (or, more generally, a system's) raison d'etre. Historically, availability of repairable systems - intrinsic, operational, or otherwise - has been defined as a ratio of times. This paper introduces a new concept of availability, called endogenous availability, defined in terms of a ratio of quantities of product yield. Endogenous availability can be evaluated using a discrete event simulation analysis methodology. A simulation example shows that endogenous availability reduces to conventional availability in a simple series system with different processing rates and without intermediate storage capacity, but diverges from conventional availability when storage capacity is progressively increased. It is shown that conventional availability tends to be conservative when a design includes features, such as in - process storage, that partially decouple the components of a larger system.
Geometry of matrix product states: Metric, parallel transport, and curvature
Haegeman, Jutho, E-mail: jutho.haegeman@gmail.com; Verstraete, Frank [Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna (Austria) [Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna (Austria); Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Ghent, Krijgslaan 281 S9, 9000 Gent (Belgium); Mariën, Michaël [Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Ghent, Krijgslaan 281 S9, 9000 Gent (Belgium)] [Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Ghent, Krijgslaan 281 S9, 9000 Gent (Belgium); Osborne, Tobias J. [Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany) [Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany); Leibniz Universität Hannover, Riemann Center for Geometry and Physics, Appelstrasse 2, D-30167 Hannover (Germany)
2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study the geometric properties of the manifold of states described as (uniform) matrix product states. Due to the parameter redundancy in the matrix product state representation, matrix product states have the mathematical structure of a (principal) fiber bundle. The total space or bundle space corresponds to the parameter space, i.e., the space of tensors associated to every physical site. The base manifold is embedded in Hilbert space and can be given the structure of a Kähler manifold by inducing the Hilbert space metric. Our main interest is in the states living in the tangent space to the base manifold, which have recently been shown to be interesting in relation to time dependence and elementary excitations. By lifting these tangent vectors to the (tangent space) of the bundle space using a well-chosen prescription (a principal bundle connection), we can define and efficiently compute an inverse metric, and introduce differential geometric concepts such as parallel transport (related to the Levi-Civita connection) and the Riemann curvature tensor.
THE ALGEBRA OF THE PARALLEL ENDOMORPHISMS OF A PSEUDO-RIEMANNIAN METRIC
e is non trivial. Keywords: Pseudo-Riemannian, KÃ?hler, hyperkÃ?hler, parakÃ?hler metrics, holon- omy
Greenhouse Gas Return on Investment: A New Metric for Energy Technology
Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Dornfeld, David; Horne, Steve
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
to decision making beyond energy technology. ACKNOWLEDGMENTSA New Metric for Energy Technology Corinne Reich-Weiser ,INTRODUCTION Alternative energy technologies such as solar,
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Building Cost and Performance Metrics: Data Collection Protocol, Revision 1.0
Fowler, Kimberly M.; Solana, Amy E.; Spees, Kathleen L.
2005-09-29T23:59:59.000Z
This technical report describes the process for selecting and applying the building cost and performance metrics for measuring sustainably designed buildings in comparison to traditionally designed buildings.
The left invariant metric in the general linear group
Andruchow, Esteban; Recht, Lazaro; Varela, Alejandro
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Left invariant metrics induced by the p-norms of the trace in the matrix algebra are studied on the general lineal group. By means of the Euler-Lagrange equations, existence and uniqueness of extremal paths for the length functional are established, and regularity properties of these extremal paths are obtained. Minimizing paths in the group are shown to have a velocity with constant singular values and multiplicity. In several special cases, these geodesic paths are computed explicitly. In particular the Riemannian geodesics, corresponding to the case p=2, are characterized as the product of two one-parameter groups. It is also shown that geodesics are one-parameter groups if and only if the initial velocity is a normal matrix. These results are further extended to the context of compact operators with p-summable spectrum, where a differential equation for the spectral projections of the velocity vector of an extremal path is obtained.
Exact moduli space metrics for hyperbolic vortex polygons
Krusch, S. [School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF (United Kingdom); Speight, J. M. [Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)
2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Exact metrics on some totally geodesic submanifolds of the moduli space of static hyperbolic N-vortices are derived. These submanifolds, denoted as {sigma}{sub n,m}, are spaces of C{sub n}-invariant vortex configurations with n single vortices at the vertices of a regular polygon and m=N-n coincident vortices at the polygon's center. The geometric properties of {sigma}{sub n,m} are investigated, and it is found that {sigma}{sub n,n-1} is isometric to the hyperbolic plane of curvature -(3{pi}n){sup -1}. The geodesic flow on {sigma}{sub n,m} and a geometrically natural variant of geodesic flow recently proposed by Collie and Tong ['The dynamics of Chern-Simons vortices', Phys. Rev. D Part. Fields Gravit. Cosmol. 78, 065013 (2008);e-print arXiv:hep-th/0805.0602] are analyzed in detail.
Non-relativistic metrics from back-reacting fermions
Ling-Yan Hung; Dileep P. Jatkar; Aninda Sinha
2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
It has recently been pointed out that under certain circumstances the back-reaction of charged, massive Dirac fermions causes important modifications to AdS_2 spacetimes arising as the near horizon geometry of extremal black holes. In a WKB approximation, the modified geometry becomes a non-relativistic Lifshitz spacetime. In three dimensions, it is known that integrating out charged, massive fermions gives rise to gravitational and Maxwell Chern-Simons terms. We show that Schrodinger (warped AdS_3) spacetimes exist as solutions to a gravitational and Maxwell Chern-Simons theory with a cosmological constant. Motivated by this, we look for warped AdS_3 or Schrodinger metrics as exact solutions to a fully back-reacted theory containing Dirac fermions in three and four dimensions. We work out the dynamical exponent in terms of the fermion mass and generalize this result to arbitrary dimensions.
Cosmology of hybrid metric-Palatini f(X)-gravity
Salvatore Capozziello; Tiberiu Harko; Tomi S. Koivisto; Francisco S. N. Lobo; Gonzalo J. Olmo
2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z
A new class of modified theories of gravity, consisting of the superposition of the metric Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian with an $f(\\cal R)$ term constructed \\`{a} la Palatini was proposed recently. The dynamically equivalent scalar-tensor representation of the model was also formulated, and it was shown that even if the scalar field is very light, the theory passes the Solar System observational constraints. Therefore the model predicts the existence of a long-range scalar field, modifying the cosmological and galactic dynamics. An explicit model that passes the local tests and leads to cosmic acceleration was also obtained. In the present work, it is shown that the theory can be also formulated in terms of the quantity $X\\equiv \\kappa^2 T+R$, where T and R are the traces of the stress-energy and Ricci tensors, respectively. The variable X represents the deviation with respect to the field equation trace of general relativity. The cosmological applications of this hybrid metric-Palatini gravitational theory are also explored, and cosmological solutions coming from the scalar-tensor representation of f(X)-gravity are presented. Criteria to obtain cosmic acceleration are discussed and the field equations are analyzed as a dynamical system. Several classes of dynamical cosmological solutions, depending on the functional form of the effective scalar field potential, describing both accelerating and decelerating Universes are explicitly obtained. Furthermore, the cosmological perturbation equations are derived and applied to uncover the nature of the propagating scalar degree of freedom and the signatures these models predict in the large-scale structure.
Metrics for Assessment of Smart Grid Data Integrity Attacks
Annarita Giani; Miles McQueen; Russell Bent; Kameshwar Poolla; Mark Hinrichs
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
There is an emerging consensus that the nation’s electricity grid is vulnerable to cyber attacks. This vulnerability arises from the increasing reliance on using remote measurements, transmitting them over legacy data networks to system operators who make critical decisions based on available data. Data integrity attacks are a class of cyber attacks that involve a compromise of information that is processed by the grid operator. This information can include meter readings of injected power at remote generators, power flows on transmission lines, and relay states. These data integrity attacks have consequences only when the system operator responds to compromised data by redispatching generation under normal or contingency protocols. These consequences include (a) financial losses from sub-optimal economic dispatch to service loads, (b) robustness/resiliency losses from placing the grid at operating points that are at greater risk from contingencies, and (c) systemic losses resulting from cascading failures induced by poor operational choices. This paper is focused on understanding the connections between grid operational procedures and cyber attacks. We first offer two examples to illustrate how data integrity attacks can cause economic and physical damage by misleading operators into taking inappropriate decisions. We then focus on unobservable data integrity attacks involving power meter data. These are coordinated attacks where the compromised data are consistent with the physics of power flow, and are therefore passed by any bad data detection algorithm. We develop metrics to assess the economic impact of these attacks under re-dispatch decisions using optimal power flow methods. These metrics can be use to prioritize the adoption of appropriate countermeasures including PMU placement, encryption, hardware upgrades, and advance attack detection algorithms.
Trigger-Wave Propagation in Arbitrary Metrics in Asynchronous Cellular Logic Arrays
Dudek, Piotr
Trigger-Wave Propagation in Arbitrary Metrics in Asynchronous Cellular Logic Arrays Przemyslaw image processing tasks using trigger-wave propagation in a medium with a hardware-controlled metric. The principles of wave propagation in cellular four-connected logic arrays emulating different distance measure
New Einstein Metrics on 8#(S 2 S 3 ) Charles P. Boyer Krzysztof Galicki
New Einstein Metrics on 8#(S 2 #2; S 3 ) Charles P. Boyer Krzysztof Galicki Abstract: We show that #8(S 2 #2;S 3 ) admits two 8-dimensional complex family of inequiva- lent non-regular Sasakian-Einstein structures. These are the #12;rst known non-regular Sasakian- Einstein metrics on this 5-manifold
ORNL/TM-2006/505 The Oil Security Metrics Model
METRICS MODEL A TOOL FOR EVALUATING THE PROSPECTIVE OIL SECURITY BENEFITS OF DOE'S ENERGY EFFICIENCY SECURITY AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY R&D ......................................................13 5. THE COSTSORNL/TM-2006/505 The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security
Description of the Sandia National Laboratories science, technology & engineering metrics process.
Jordan, Gretchen B.; Watkins, Randall D.; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Burns, Alan Richard; Oelschlaeger, Peter
2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
There has been a concerted effort since 2007 to establish a dashboard of metrics for the Science, Technology, and Engineering (ST&E) work at Sandia National Laboratories. These metrics are to provide a self assessment mechanism for the ST&E Strategic Management Unit (SMU) to complement external expert review and advice and various internal self assessment processes. The data and analysis will help ST&E Managers plan, implement, and track strategies and work in order to support the critical success factors of nurturing core science and enabling laboratory missions. The purpose of this SAND report is to provide a guide for those who want to understand the ST&E SMU metrics process. This report provides an overview of why the ST&E SMU wants a dashboard of metrics, some background on metrics for ST&E programs from existing literature and past Sandia metrics efforts, a summary of work completed to date, specifics on the portfolio of metrics that have been chosen and the implementation process that has been followed, and plans for the coming year to improve the ST&E SMU metrics process.
Performance Metrics for a Biomolecular Step Response Shaunak Sen and Richard M. Murray
Murray, Richard M.
Performance Metrics for a Biomolecular Step Response Shaunak Sen and Richard M. Murray Abstract is an important problem. Here we address this issue for the design of a fast biomolec- ular step response metrics, the difference of the step response from an ideal step and the relative difference between
Einstein energy-momentum complex for a phantom black hole metric
P. K. Sahoo; K. L. Mahanta; D. Goit; A. K. Sihna; S. S. Xulu; U. R. Das; A. Prasad; R. Prasad
2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we calculate the energy distribution E(r) associated with a static spherically symmetric non-singular phantom black hole metric in Einstein's prescription in general relativity. As required for Einstein energy-momentum complex, we perform calculations in quasi-Cartesian coordinates. We also calculate momentum components and get zero values as expected from the geometry of the metric.
Young, R. Michael
Can Fault Prediction Models and Metrics be Used for Vulnerability Prediction? Yonghee Shin to prioritize security inspection and testing efforts may be better served by a prediction model that indicates commonalities that may allow development teams to use traditional fault prediction models and metrics
Pleba?ski-Demia?ski-like solutions in metric-affine gravity
A. Garcia; F. W. Hehl; C. Laemmerzahl; A. Macias; J. Soccorro
1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a (non--Riemannian) metric--affine gravity theory, in particular its nonmetricity--torsion sector ``isomorphic'' to the Einstein--Maxwell theory. We map certain Einstein--Maxwell electrovacuum solutions to it, namely the Pleba\\'nski--Demia\\'nski class of Petrov type D metrics.
The IsoMetrics Usability Inventory An operationalisation of ISO 9241-10
Düntsch, Ivo
1 The IsoMetrics Usability Inventory An operationalisation of ISO 9241-10 supporting summative 1232 366068 Email: i.duentsch@ulst.ac.uk #12;1 The IsoMetrics Usability Inventory An operationalisation of ISO 9241-10 supporting summative and formative evaluation of software systems Günther Gediga, Kai
Risk Metrics for Dynamic Complex Infrastructure Systems such as the Power Transmission Grid
Dobson, Ian
Risk Metrics for Dynamic Complex Infrastructure Systems such as the Power Transmission Grid D. E in their probability versus size. This power law behavior suggests that conventional risk analysis does not apply of the power transmission grid. How these metrics change, implying changed risk, with different upgrade
Impact of Different Economic Performance Metrics on the Perceived Value of Solar Photovoltaics
Drury, E.; Denholm, P.; Margolis, R.
2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed by several types of market participants, ranging from residential customers to large-scale project developers and utilities. Each type of market participant frequently uses a different economic performance metric to characterize PV value because they are looking for different types of returns from a PV investment. This report finds that different economic performance metrics frequently show different price thresholds for when a PV investment becomes profitable or attractive. Several project parameters, such as financing terms, can have a significant impact on some metrics [e.g., internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV), and benefit-to-cost (B/C) ratio] while having a minimal impact on other metrics (e.g., simple payback time). As such, the choice of economic performance metric by different customer types can significantly shape each customer's perception of PV investment value and ultimately their adoption decision.
Dirac Cone Metric and the Origin of the Spin Connections in Monolayer Graphene
Bo Yang
2015-06-11T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the modulation of the hopping amplitudes in the honeycomb lattice of the monolayer graphene uniquely defines a metric which corresponds to the shape of the Dirac cone. The spin connection of this effective metric field can be obtained from the microscopic tight-binding Hamiltonian exactly, completing the analogy between the sublattice pseudospin travelling in the monolayer graphene with ripples and strain fields, and the real spin $1/2$ fermion travelling in a curved space. The effective metric as seen by the sublattice pseudospin is different from the real space metric as defined by the two-dimensional manifold of the graphene monolayer. All relevant terms of the effective gauge field from the microscopic model is calculated exactly for a unimodular effective metric.
Enhanced Accident Tolerant LWR Fuels National Metrics Workshop Report
Lori Braase
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), in collaboration with the nuclear industry, has been conducting research and development (R&D) activities on advanced Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuels for the last few years. The emphasis for these activities was on improving the fuel performance in terms of increased burnup for waste minimization and increased power density for power upgrades, as well as collaborating with industry on fuel reliability. After the events at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, enhancing the accident tolerance of LWRs became a topic of serious discussion. In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, Conference Report 112-75, the U.S. Congress directed DOE-NE to: • Give “priority to developing enhanced fuels and cladding for light water reactors to improve safety in the event of accidents in the reactor or spent fuel pools.” • Give “special technical emphasis and funding priority…to activities aimed at the development and near-term qualification of meltdown-resistant, accident-tolerant nuclear fuels that would enhance the safety of present and future generations of light water reactors.” • Report “to the Committee, within 90 days of enactment of this act, on its plan for development of meltdown-resistant fuels leading to reactor testing and utilization by 2020.” Fuels with enhanced accident tolerance are those that, in comparison with the standard UO2-zirconium alloy system currently used by the nuclear industry, can tolerate loss of active cooling in the reactor core for a considerably longer time period (depending on the LWR system and accident scenario) while maintaining or improving the fuel performance during normal operations, and operational transients, as well as design-basis and beyond design-basis events. The overall draft strategy for development and demonstration is comprised of three phases: Feasibility Assessment and Down-selection; Development and Qualification; and Commercialization. The activities performed during the feasibility assessment phase include laboratory scale experiments; fuel performance code updates; and analytical assessment of economic, operational, safety, fuel cycle, and environmental impacts of the new concepts. The development and qualification stage will consist of fuel fabrication and large scale irradiation and safety basis testing, leading to qualification and ultimate NRC licensing of the new fuel. The commercialization phase initiates technology transfer to industry for implementation. Attributes for fuels with enhanced accident tolerance include improved reaction kinetics with steam and slower hydrogen generation rate, while maintaining acceptable cladding thermo-mechanical properties; fuel thermo-mechanical properties; fuel-clad interactions; and fission-product behavior. These attributes provide a qualitative guidance for parameters that must be considered in the development of fuels and cladding with enhanced accident tolerance. However, quantitative metrics must be developed for these attributes. To initiate the quantitative metrics development, a Light Water Reactor Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuels Metrics Development Workshop was held October 10-11, 2012, in Germantown, Maryland. This document summarizes the structure and outcome of the two-day workshop. Questions regarding the content can be directed to Lori Braase, 208-526-7763, lori.braase@inl.gov.
Cerveny, Vlastislav
Relation of the wave{propagation metric tensor to the curvatures of the slowness and ray The contravariant components of the wave{propagation metric tensor equal half the second{order partial derivatives. The relations of the wave{propagation metric tensor to the curvature matrix and Gaussian curvature
H. F. Chau
2011-07-06T23:59:59.000Z
By studying the minimum resources required to perform a unitary transformation, families of metrics and pseudo-metrics on unitary matrices that are closely related to a recently reported quantum speed limit by the author are found. Interestingly, this family of metrics can be naturally converted into useful indicators of the degree of non-commutativity between two unitary matrices.
Cummings, Mary "Missy"
1 A Metric Taxonomy for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Vehicles M.L. Cummings, Patricia Pina-system performance as well. To this end, this paper will describe a supervisory control metric taxonomy this taxonomy can be used to identify a robust set of metrics. I. Introduction The DoD's strategic roadmap
Quantum-mechanical nonequivalence of metrics of centrally symmetric uncharged gravitational field
M. V. Gorbatenko; V. P. Neznamov
2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum-mechanical analysis shows that the metrics of a centrally symmetric uncharged gravitational field, which are exact solutions of the general relativity equations, are physically non-equivalent. The classical Schwarzschield metric and the Schwarzschild metrics in isotropic and harmonic coordinates provide for the existence of stationary bound states of Dirac particles with a real energy spectrum. The Hilbert condition g_{00}>0 is responsible for zero values of the wave functions under the "event horizon" that leads to the absence of Hawking radiation. For the Eddington-Finkelstein and Painleve-Gullstrand metrics, stationary bound states of spin-half particles cannot exist because Dirac Hamiltonians are non-Hermitian. For these metrics, the condition g_{00}>0 also leads to the absence of Hawking evaporation. For the Finkelstein-Lemaitre and Kruskal metrics, Dirac Hamiltonians are explicitly time-dependent, and stationary bound states of spin-half particles cannot exist for them. The Hilbert condition for these metrics does not place any constraints on the domains of the wave functions. Hawking evaporation of black holes is possible in this case. The results can lead to revisiting some concepts of the standard cosmological model related to the evolution of the universe and interaction of collapsars with surrounding matter.
From Dark Energy and Dark Matter to Dark Metric
S. Capozziello; M. De Laurentis; M. Francaviglia; S. Mercadante
2008-08-04T23:59:59.000Z
It is nowadays clear that General Relativity cannot be the definitive theory of Gravitation due to several shortcomings that come out both from theoretical and experimental viewpoints. At large scales (astrophysical and cosmological) the attempts to match it with the latest observational data lead to invoke Dark Energy and Dark Matter as the bulk components of the cosmic fluid. Since no final evidence, at fundamental level, exists for such ingredients, it is clear that General Relativity presents shortcomings at infrared scales. On the other hand, the attempts to formulate more general theories than Einstein's one give rise to mathematical difficulties that need workarounds that, in turn, generate problems from the interpretative viewpoint. We present here a completely new approach to the mathematical objects in terms of which a theory of Gravitation may be written in a first-order (a' la Palatini) formalism, and introduce the concept of Dark Metric which could completely bypass the introduction of disturbing concepts as Dark Energy and Dark Matter.
Sensitivity of Multi-gas Climate Policy to Emission Metrics
Smith, Steven J.; Karas, Joseph F.; Edmonds, James A.; Eom, Jiyong; Mizrahi, Andrew H.
2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Multi-gas greenhouse emission targets require that different emissions be combined into an aggregate total. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) index is currently used for this purpose, despite various criticisms of the underlying concept. It is not possible to uniquely define a single metric that perfectly captures the different impacts of emissions of substances with widely disparate atmospheric lifetimes, which leads to a wide range of possible index values. We examine the sensitivity of emissions and climate outcomes to the value of the index used to aggregate methane emissions using a technologically detailed integrated assessment model. We find that the sensitivity to index value is of order 4-14% in terms of methane emissions and 2% in terms of total radiative forcing, using index values between 4 and 70 for methane, with larger regional differences in some cases. The sensitivity to index value is much higher in economic terms, with total 2-gas mitigation cost decreasing 4-5% for a lower index and increasing 10-13% for a larger index, with even larger changes if the emissions reduction targets are small. The sensitivity to index value also depends on the assumed maximum amount of mitigation available in each sector. Evaluation of the maximum mitigation potential for major sources of non-CO2 greenhouse gases would greatly aid analysis
On spherically symmetric metric satisfying the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition
T. Mei
2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
Generally speaking, there is a negative kinetic energy term in the Lagrangian of the Einstein-Hilbert action of general relativity; On the other hand, the negative kinetic energy term can be vanished by designating a special coordinate system. For general spherically symmetric metric, the question that seeking special coordinate system that satisfies the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition is referred to solving a linear first-order partial differential equation. And then, we present a metric corresponding to the Reissner-Nordstrom solution that satisfies the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition. Finally, we discuss simply the case of the Tolman metric.
Geometric quantization and dynamical constructions on the space of Kähler metrics
Rubinstein, Yanir Akiva
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This Thesis is concerned with the study of the geometry and structure of the space of Kihler metrics representing a fixed cohomology class on a compact Kähler manifold. The first part of the Thesis is concerned with a ...
Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report | OSTI, US Dept of Energy...
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Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Re-direct Destination: To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived...
9,997,638 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of April 9, 2015 | Department...
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This carbon dioxide (CO2) has been injected in the United States as part of DOE's Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. One million metric tons of CO2 is...
9,805,742 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of February 27, 2015...
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This carbon dioxide (CO2) has been injected in the United States as part of DOE's Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. One million metric tons of CO2 is...
Environmental Assessment and Metrics for Solar: Case Study of SolFocus Solar Concentrator Systems
Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Dornfeld, David; Horne, Steve
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Environmental Assessment and Metrics for Solar: Case StudyEnvironmental Installation impacts of PV electricity generation - a critical comparison of energy supply options,” in 21st European Photovoltaic Solar
9,981,117 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of April 2, 2015 | Department...
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This carbon dioxide (CO2) has been injected in the United States as part of DOE's Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. One million metric tons of CO2 is...
Risk Measures Constituting Risk Metrics for Decision Making in the Chemical Process Industry
Prem, Katherine
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
monetization. Predicting incidents as leading metrics is pivotal to improving plant processes and, for individual and societal safety in the vicinity of the plant (portfolio). From this study it can be concluded that the comprehensive judgments of all the risks...
Automated perfusion-weighted MRI metrics via localized arterial input functions
Lorenz, Cory, 1981-
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis describes and validates a new method for calculating perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) metrics, a non-invasive technique for calculating cerebral blood flow by tracking a bolus of contrast agent. Past methods to do ...
9,355,469 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of January 29, 2015...
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9,449,421 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of February 12, 2015...
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Koontz, Jason Alexander
2010-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
................................................................................................................................................ 20 2.1 Project Overview ................................................................................................................... 20 2.2 Macroinvertebrate Collections... error-bar plots of individual metric scores...................................................... 75 Figure 19: USGS discharge data at Saint Charles Missouri River ................................................................ 77 Figure 20: Scatter...
SECURITY METRICS: MEASUREMENTS TO SUPPORT THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY TECHNOLOGY Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National and to protect their systems and information from security threats and risks. There have been many past efforts
A Novel Routing Metric for Environmentally-Powered Sensors With Hybrid
Ingram, Mary Ann
for remote patient monitoring, monitoring the health of civil structures (e.g. bridges, office buildings (CHESS)" routing metric, we intend to extend the lifetime of an energy-constrained network using
Coello, Carlos A. Coello
Emmerich University of Leiden Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science 2333 CA Leiden, NL http://www.liacs.nl/ emmerich@liacs.nl Abstract- The S-metric or hypervolume measure is a distinguished quality measure
Self-dual metrics on toric 4-manifolds: extending the Joyce construction
Griffiths, Hugh Norman
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Toric geometry studies manifolds M2n acted on effectively by a torus of half their dimension, Tn. Joyce shows that for such a 4-manifold sufficient conditions for a conformal class of metrics on the free part of the ...
10,045,885 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of April 16, 2015
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10,180,047 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of May 28, 2015 | Department...
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This carbon dioxide (CO2) has been injected in the United States as part of DOE's Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. One million metric tons of CO2 is...
Lefsky, Michael
Optimization of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System waveform metrics to support vegetation GLAS Optimization Remote sensing Vegetation structure The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) has optimized a noise coefficient which could be constant or vary according to observation period or noise
Gravitational Analog of Faraday's Law via Torsion and a Metric with an Antisymmetric Part
Philip D. Mannheim; J. J. Poveromo
2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we show that in the presence of torsion and a metric with an antisymmetric part one can construct a gravitational analog of Faraday's law of electromagnetism.
Inflation and CMB Anisotropy from Quantum Metric Fluctuations
Leonid Marochnik; Daniel Usikov
2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a model of cosmological evolution of the early and late Universe which is consistent with observational data and naturally explains the origin of inflation and dark energy. We show that the de Sitter accelerated expansion of the FLRW space with no matter fields (hereinafter, empty space) is its natural state, and the model does not require either a scalar field or cosmological constant or any other hypotheses. This is due to the fact that the de Sitter state is an exact solution of the rigorous mathematically consistent equations of one-loop quantum gravity for the empty FLRW space that are finite off the mass shell. Space without matter fields is not empty, as it always has the natural quantum fluctuations of the metric, i.e. gravitons. Therefore, the empty (in this sense) space is filled with gravitons, which have the backreaction effect on its evolution over time forming a self-consistent de Sitter instanton leading to the exponentially accelerated expansion of the Universe. At the start and the end of cosmological evolution, the Universe is assumed to be empty, which explains the origin of inflation and dark energy. This scenario leads to the prediction that the signs of the parameter 1+w should be opposite in both cases, and this fact is consistent with observations. The fluctuations of the number of gravitons lead to fluctuations of their energy density which in turn leads to the observed CMB temperature anisotropy of the order of 10^-5 and CMB polarization. In the frame of this scenario, it is not a hypothetical scalar field that generates inflation and relic gravitational waves but on the contrary, the gravitational waves (gravitons) generate dark energy, inflation, CMB anisotropy and polarization.
EDDY CURRENT INVERSION AND ESTIMATION METRICS FOR EVALUATING THERMAL BARRIER COATINGS
Sabbagh, Harold A.; Murphy, R. Kim; Sabbagh, Elias H. [Victor Technologies LLC, Bloomington, IN 47401 (United States); Knopp, Jeremy S. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 (United States); Aldrin, John C. [Computational Tools, Gurnee, IL 60031 (United States); Nyenhuis, John [Dept. of Electric Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (United States)
2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, sophisticated eddy-current techniques incorporating model-based inverse methods were successfully demonstrated to measure the thickness and remaining-life of high-temperature coatings. To further assure the performance of these inverse methods, several estimation metrics including Fisher Information, Cramer-Rao Lower Bound (CRLB), covariance, and singular value decomposition (SVD) are introduced. The connections and utility of these metrics are illustrated in the design of eddy current methods for estimating layer thickness, conductivity and probe liftoff.
On the Doppler effect for light from orbiting sources in Kerr-type metrics
S. Cisneros; G. Goedecke; C. Beetle; M. Engelhardt
2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
A formula is derived for the combined motional and gravitational Doppler effect in general stationary axisymmetric metrics for a photon emitted parallel or antiparallel to the assumed circular orbital motion of its source. The same formula is derived from eikonal approximation and Killing vector approaches to elucidate connections between observational astronomy and modern Relativity. The formula yields expected results in the limits of a moving or stationary source in the exterior Kerr and Schwarzschild metrics and a moving source in flat space.
Implementing the Data Center Energy Productivity Metric in a High Performance Computing Data Center
Sego, Landon H.; Marquez, Andres; Rawson, Andrew; Cader, Tahir; Fox, Kevin M.; Gustafson, William I.; Mundy, Christopher J.
2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
As data centers proliferate in size and number, the improvement of their energy efficiency and productivity has become an economic and environmental imperative. Making these improvements requires metrics that are robust, interpretable, and practical. We discuss the properties of a number of the proposed metrics of energy efficiency and productivity. In particular, we focus on the Data Center Energy Productivity (DCeP) metric, which is the ratio of useful work produced by the data center to the energy consumed performing that work. We describe our approach for using DCeP as the principal outcome of a designed experiment using a highly instrumented, high-performance computing data center. We found that DCeP was successful in clearly distinguishing different operational states in the data center, thereby validating its utility as a metric for identifying configurations of hardware and software that would improve energy productivity. We also discuss some of the challenges and benefits associated with implementing the DCeP metric, and we examine the efficacy of the metric in making comparisons within a data center and between data centers.
PP-waves with Torsion - a Metric-affine Model for the Massless Neutrino
Vedad Pasic; Elvis Barakovic
2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we deal with quadratic metric-affine gravity, which we briefly introduce, explain and give historical and physical reasons for using this particular theory of gravity. Further, we introduce a generalisation of well known spacetimes, namely pp-waves. A classical pp-wave is a 4-dimensional Lorentzian spacetime, which admits a nonvanishing parallel spinor field; here the connection is assumed to be Levi-Civita. This definition was generalised in our previous work to metric compatible spacetimes with torsion and used to construct new explicit vacuum solutions of quadratic metric-affine gravity, namely generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature. The physical interpretation of these solutions we propose in this article is that they represent a conformally invariant metric-affine model for a massless elementary particle. We give a comparison with the classical model describing the interaction of gravitational and massless neutrino fields, namely Einstein-Weyl theory and construct pp-wave type solutions of this theory. We point out that generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature are very similar to pp-wave type solutions of the Einstein-Weyl model and therefore propose that our generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature represent a metric-affine model for the massless neutrino.
J. Mardaljevic; M. Andersen; N. Roy; J. Christoffersen
The establishment of climate-based daylight modelling within research and practice has led to a fundamental reassessment of both the basis and purpose of daylight metrics. Whilst there is no consensus yet on the precise nature of the metric(s) that should replace the daylight factor, it is generally agreed that these should be founded on climate-based daylight modelling (CBDM). In this paper we examine the relation between the predicted annual occurrence of glare and one of the candidate CBDM metrics that has been proposed, called useful daylight illuminance (UDI). The purpose is to determine if one or more of the UDI metrics (predicted for the horizontal workplane) could serve as a proxy for the probability of daylight glare (i.e. a measure of vertical illuminance received at the eye). For glare we use the simplified daylight glare probability model. The setting is a residential building which we use as a ‘virtual laboratory ’ in two design configurations, each evaluated under all 32 combinations of 8 European climates and 4 building orientations.
Sergey V. Yakovlev
2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z
Were investigated anisotropic metric of higher dimensional space-time with only cosmological term and scalar field. Showed, that presence of scalar field is equivalent to anisotropic metric in the multy dimensional space-time and proposed idea of dimensions generation by scalar field. Were solved Einstein's equations for higher dimensional space-time of Kazner's type and derived expressions for density of energy for scalar field, which generate additional dimensions, and proposed the procedure of renormalization of the metric.
New spin(7) holonomy metrics admitting G{sub 2} holonomy reductions and M-theory/type-IIA dualities
Salur, S. [Department of Mathematics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 14627 (United States); Santillan, O. [Hamilton Mathematics Institute and School of Mathematics Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)
2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
As is well known, when D6 branes wrap a special Lagrangian cycle on a noncompact Calabi-Yau threefold in such a way that the internal string frame metric is a Kaehler one there exists a dual description, which is given in terms of a purely geometrical 11-dimensional background with an internal metric of G{sub 2} holonomy. It is also known that when D6 branes wrap a coassociative cycle of a noncompact G{sub 2} manifold in the presence of a self-dual two-form strength the internal part of the string frame metric is conformal to the G{sub 2} metric and there exists a dual description, which is expressed in terms of a purely geometrical 11-dimensional background with an internal noncompact metric of spin(7) holonomy. In the present work it is shown that any G{sub 2} metric participating in the first of these dualities necessarily participates in one of the second type. Additionally, several explicit spin(7) holonomy metrics admitting a G{sub 2} holonomy reduction along one isometry are constructed. These metrics can be described as R fibrations over a 6-dimensional Kaehler metric, thus realizing the pattern spin(7){yields}G{sub 2}{yields}(Kahler) mentioned above. Several of these examples are further described as fibrations over the Eguchi-Hanson gravitational instanton and, to the best of our knowledge, have not been previously considered in the literature.
Towards the Net-Zero Data Center: Development and Application of an Energy Reuse Metric
Patterson, M. K.; VanGeet, O.; Tschudi, W.; Azevedo, D.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Data Centers are an ever increasing user of energy in our economy. While the performance per watt of our IT equipment continues to increase exponentially, this energy performance improvement is still outstripped by increasing demand. Because of this, the efficiency of data centers must continue to improve. Beyond just efficiency, many data centers now are working towards reuse of their waste energy in other areas in the data center or on the site or campus. How to account for this, through metrics and measurements, is the topic of this paper. The Energy Reuse Effectiveness metric or ERE is discussed; both the development and application of the metric are looked at in detail. The use of ERE in conjunction with PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) is also considered.
Linear metric and temperature fluctuations of a charged plasma in a primordial magnetic field
Haba, Z
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss tensor metric perturbations in a magnetic field around the homogeneous Juttner equilibrium of massless particles in an expanding universe. We solve the Liouville equation and derive the energy-momentum tensor up to linear terms in the metric and in the magnetic field.The term linear in the magnetic field is different from zero if the total charge of the primordial plasma is non-zero. We obtain an analytic formula for temperature fluctuations treating the tensor metric perturbations and the magnetic field as independent random variables. Assuming a cutoff on large momenta of the magnetic spectral function we show that the presence of the magnetic field can discriminate only low multipoles in the multipole expansion of temperature fluctuations. In such a case the term linear in the magnetic field can be more important than the quadratic one (corresponding to the fluctuations of the pure magnetic field).
Graphene and the Zermelo Optical Metric of the BTZ Black Hole
M. Cvetic; G. W. Gibbons
2012-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
It is well known that the low energy electron excitations of the curved graphene sheet $\\Sigma$ are solutions of the massless Dirac equation on a 2+1 dimensional ultra-static metric on ${\\Bbb R} \\times \\Sigma$. An externally applied electric field on the graphene sheet induces a gauge potential which could be mimicked by considering a stationary optical metric of the Zermelo form, which is conformal to the BTZ black hole when the sheet has a constant negative curvature. The Randers form of the metric can model a magnetic field, which is related by a boost to an electric one in the Zermelo frame. We also show that there is fundamental geometric obstacle to obtaining a model that extends all the way to the black hole horizon.
Metric structure and dimensionality over a Borel set via uniform spaces
W. M. Stuckey
2001-09-25T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a pregeometry that provides a metric and dimensionality over a Borel set (Wheeler's "bucket of dust") without assuming probability amplitudes for adjacency. Rather, a non-trivial metric is produced over a Borel set X per a uniformity base generated via the discrete topological group structures over X. We show that entourage multiplication in this uniformity base mirrors the underlying group structure. One may exploit this fact to create an entourage sequence of maximal length whence a fine metric structure. Unlike the statistical approaches of graph theory, this method can suggest dimensionality over low-order sets. An example over Z2 x Z4 produces 3-dimensional polyhedra embedded in E4.
Tidal deformation of a slowly rotating material body. I. External metric
Landry, Philippe
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We construct the external metric of a slowly rotating, tidally deformed material body in general relativity. The tidal forces acting on the body are assumed to be weak and to vary slowly with time, and the metric is obtained as a perturbation of a background metric that describes the external geometry of an isolated, slowly rotating body. The tidal environment is generic and characterized by two symmetric-tracefree tidal moments E_{ab} and B_{ab}, and the body is characterized by its mass M, its radius R, and a dimensionless angular-momentum vector \\chi^a environment requires the introduction of four new quantities, which we designate as rotational-tidal Love numbers. All these Love numbers are gauge ...
Circular geodesics and accretion disks in Janis-Newman-Winicour and Gamma metric
Anirban N. Chowdhury; Mandar Patil; Daniele Malafarina; Pankaj S. Joshi
2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z
We study here circular timelike geodesics in the Janis-Newman-Winicour and Gamma metric spacetimes which contain a strong curvature naked singularity and reduce to the Schwarzschild metric for a specific value of one of the parameters. We show that for both the metrics the range of allowed parameters can be divided into three regimes where structure of the circular geodesics is qualitatively different. It follows that the properties of the accretion disks around such naked singularities can be significantly different from those of disks around black holes. This adds to previous studies showing that if naked singularities exist in nature, their observational signature would be significantly different from that of the black hole.
The Construction of Spinor Fields on Manifolds with Smooth Degenerate Metrics
J Schray; T Dray; C A Manogue; R W Tucker; C Wang
1996-05-17T23:59:59.000Z
We examine some of the subtleties inherent in formulating a theory of spinors on a manifold with a smooth degenerate metric. We concentrate on the case where the metric is singular on a hypersurface that partitions the manifold into Lorentzian and Euclidean domains. We introduce the notion of a complex spinor fibration to make precise the meaning of continuity of a spinor field and give an expression for the components of a local spinor connection that is valid in the absence of a frame of local orthonormal vectors. These considerations enable one to construct a Dirac equation for the discussion of the behavior of spinors in the vicinity of the metric degeneracy. We conclude that the theory contains more freedom than the spacetime Dirac theory and we discuss some of the implications of this for the continuity of conserved currents.
Non-linear metric perturbations and production of primordial black holes
P. Ivanov
1997-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the simple inflationary model with peculiarity in the form of "plateau" in the inflaton potential. We use the formalism of coarse-grained field to describe the production of metric perturbations $h$ of an arbitrary amplitude and obtain non-Gaussian probability function for such metric perturbations. We associate the spatial regions having large perturbations $h\\sim 1$ with the regions going to primordial black holes after inflation. We show that in our model the non-linear effects can lead to overproduction of the primordial black holes.
Non-Relativistic Approximation of the Dirac Equation for Slow Fermions in Static Metric Spacetimes
A. N. Ivanov; M. Pitschmann
2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
We analyse the non-relativistic approximation of the Dirac equation for slow fermions moving in spacetimes with a static metric, caused by the weak gravitational field of the Earth and a chameleon field, and derive the most general effective gravitational potential, induced by a static metric of spacetime. The derivation of the non-relativistic Hamilton operator of the Dirac equation is carried out by using a standard Foldy-Wouthuysen (SFW) transformation. We discuss the chameleon field as source of a torsion field and torsion-matter interactions.
Effective gravitational mass of the Ayón-Beato and García metric
A. K. Sinha; G. K. Pandey; A. K. Bhaskar; B. C. Rai; A. K. Jha; S. Kumar; S. S. Xulu
2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we calculate the effective gravitational mass of Ay\\'{o}n-Beato and Garc\\'{\\i}a regular (non-singular) static spherically symmetric asymptotically Minkowskian metric that is a solution to Einstein's equations coupled with a nonlinear electromagnetic field. The effective gravitational mass is negative, zero, or positive that depends on the ratio of magnitude of electric charge to the ADM mass and the ratio of the radial distance to the ADM mass. As expected, at large value of radial distance, our result gives effective gravitational mass of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om metric.
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
, total variation, Fourier transform, random phase noise, no-reference image quality assessment, imageNo-reference image quality assessment and blind deblurring with sharpness metrics exploiting information of an image to achieve quality assessment, edge detection, and, more recently, blind deblurring
Isospectral Metrics on Classical Compact Simple Lie Groups Submitted to the Faculty
Proctor, Emily
Isospectral Metrics on Classical Compact Simple Lie Groups A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty;Acknowledgements This thesis is the product of support from a number of people. First and foremost, it has been. I give thanks to Peter Doyle for leading me out of a blind alley, to Dorothee Schueth for helping me
Transmission channel Sensitive Multi-Metric Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks
Beigl, Michael
Transmission channel Sensitive Multi-Metric Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks Behnam Banitalebi and provide more flexibility. Depending on the network objectives and characteristics, various parameters like realistic hop cost model including transmission loss, and energy storage and relay traffic of the nodes. Two
Evans, Jason
, Climate Change Research Centre, Level 4 Mathews Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052: A Study over Australia* MARK DECKER, ANDY J. PITMAN, AND JASON EVANS Climate Change Research CentreApplying Scaled Vegetation Greenness Metrics to Constrain Simulated Transpiration Anomalies
Parallel Anisotropic Adaptation for Metric and Direct Error Control Michael A. Parka
Peraire, Jaime
.g., turbulence model distance function calculation, thin- layer viscous approximation, level of artificial (3D) high-lift computations. The high degree of manual intervention required in these cases prohibits interpolant of this scalar. Difficulties arise in the extension of metric-based approaches to systems
COMPRESSIVE VIDEO CLASSIFICATION IN A LOW-DIMENSIONAL MANIFOLD WITH LEARNED DISTANCE METRIC
Tsakalides, Panagiotis
COMPRESSIVE VIDEO CLASSIFICATION IN A LOW-DIMENSIONAL MANIFOLD WITH LEARNED DISTANCE METRIC George Tzagkarakis1 , Grigorios Tsagkatakis2 , Jean-Luc Starck1 and Panagiotis Tsakalides2 1 Commissariat `a l'Â´Energie of video classification based on a set of com- pressed features, without the need of accessing the original
Erice'2007 Defeng Sun 1 The Role of Metric Projectors in
Sun, Defeng
Erice'2007 Defeng Sun 1 ' & $ % The Role of Metric Projectors in Nonlinear Conic Optimization Defeng Sun Department of Mathematics National University of Singapore Republic of Singapore August 1, 2007 #12;Erice'2007 Defeng Sun 2 ' & $ % Let us consider the matrix correlation problem min 1 2 X - G 2
On the use of software quality metrics to im-prove physical properties of embedded systems
Wagner, Flávio Rech
, such as perfor- #12;2 mance, memory, energy, power, size, and weight, guided by design constraints. Other design strat- egy regarding low level, physical characteristics like performance, energy, and memory important and related metrics are reuse, time-to-market, and price. Although many methodologies extract
Pansu, Pierre
Metric problems in sub-Riemannian geometry Gromov's dimension approach to the H¨older equivalence problem Gromov's cochain approach to the H¨older equivalence problem Rumin's complex Quasisymmetric H¨older-Lipschitz equivalence problem Differential forms and the H¨older equivalence problem P. Pansu September 1st, 2014 P
Finite propagation speed for solutions of the wave equation on metric graphs
Vadim Kostrykin; Jürgen Potthoff; Robert Schrader
2011-06-04T23:59:59.000Z
We provide a class of self-adjoint Laplace operators on metric graphs with the property that the solutions of the associated wave equation satisfy the finite propagation speed property. The proof uses energy methods, which are adaptions of corresponding methods for smooth manifolds.
Acceptability of Four Transformer Top-Oil Thermal Models: Pt. 2: Comparing Metrics
1 Acceptability of Four Transformer Top-Oil Thermal Models: Pt. 2: Comparing Metrics Lida Jauregui transformer top-oil thermal models are examined vis-à-vis training with measured data. Acceptability is unacceptable for model identification purposes. The linear top-oil model is acceptable for FOFA transformers
A numeric solution for metric-affine gravity and Einstein's gravitational theory with Proca matter
Marc Toussaint
1999-10-12T23:59:59.000Z
A special case of metric-affine gauge theory of gravity (MAG) is equivalent to general relativity with Proca matter as source. We study in detail a corresponding numeric solution of the Reissner-Nordstr"om type. It is static, spherically symmetric, and of electric type. In particular, this solution has no horizon, so it has a naked singularity as its origin.
On the solutions of the Cartan equation in Metric Affine Gravity
Roberto Mignani; Roberto Scipioni
2000-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
In the Tucker-Wang approach to Metric Affine gravity we review some particular solutions of the Cartan equation for the non-riemannian part of the connection. As application we show how a quite general non Riemannian model gives a Proca type equation for the trace of the nonmetricity 1-forms Q.
Incorporating Drivability Metrics into Optimal Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid Vehicles
Grizzle, Jessy W.
Incorporating Drivability Metrics into Optimal Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid Vehicles fuel economy performance is highly sensitive to the energy management strategy used to select among are characterized by multiple energy sources; the control strategy to select among these multiple energy sources
Evaluation of transient agility metrics through unmanned simulation of the X-31 post-stall aircraft
Fischer, Shiloh Douglas
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
measure, the pitch impulse metric, is developed and simulated on the X-3 IA to describe an aircraft's balance of maximum load factor generation and maintenance during a pitch maneuver. High and low AOA lateral agility tests also show improved roll...
A source of the C-metric with perfect translational inertial dragging
Brynjar Arnfinnsson; Øyvind Grøn
2014-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
A new source of the C-metric is described using Israel's formalism. This source is a singular accelerated shell. By construction, perfect inertial dragging is realized inside the shell. The equation of state and energy conditions for the shell are discussed.
Geometrodynamics of a thin shell in the Reissner-Nordström metric
Chernov, S. V., E-mail: chernov@lpi.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Astrospace Center, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
The geometrodynamics of a thin, dust, electrically neutral shell in the metric of a charged Reissner-Nordström black hole is considered. The Arnowitt-Deser-Misner formalism is used to construct the thin-shell Hamiltonian. The wave equation is derived. The wave equation is shown to be a second-order homogeneous difference equation. Exact analytical solutions have been found.
A Non-Riemannian Metric on Space-Time Emergent From Scalar Quantum Field Theory
Kar, Arnab
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the standard deviation \\sigma(x,x') = \\sqrt{} of a scalar quantum field theory is a metric (i.e., a symmetric positive function satisfying the triangle inequality) on space-time (with imaginary time). It is very different from the Euclidean metric |x-x'|: for four dimensional free scalar field theory, \\sigma(x,x') \\to \\frac{\\sigma_{4}}{a^{2}} -\\frac{\\sigma_{4}'}{|x-x'|^{2}} + \\mathrm{O}(|x-x'|^{-3}), as |x-x'|\\to\\infty. According to \\sigma, space-time has a finite diameter \\frac{\\sigma_{4}}{a^{2}} which is not universal (i.e., depends on the UV cut-off a and the regularization method used). The Lipschitz equivalence class of the metric is independent of the cut-off. \\sigma(x,x') is not the length of the geodesic in any Riemannian metric, as it does not have the intermediate point property: for a pair (x,x') there is in general no point x" such that \\sigma(x,x')=\\sigma(x,x")+\\sigma(x",x'). Nevertheless, it is possible to embed space-time in a higher dimensional space of negative curvature so that ...
Henson, Rik
LORETA inverse operators, on the metrics dipole localization error (DLE), spatial dispersion (SD) and overall, including individual noise covariance matrices and head geometries. We confirmed that for PSFs DLE improved procedures are used as "spatial filters." While low DLE is advantageous for the localization of a single
P16: A distortion-weighted glimpse-based intelligibility metric for modified and synthetic speech
Edinburgh, University of
for speech enhancement in known noise conditions," in Proc. Interspeech, pp. 1636-1639. M. Cooke, C. Mayo, CP16: A distortion-weighted glimpse-based intelligibility metric for modified and synthetic speech Yan Tang1 and Martin Cooke2,1 Cassia Valentini-Botinhao3 1 Language and Speech Laboratory, University
Coverage Metrics for Verification of Concurrent SystemC Designs Using Mutation Testing
Sen, Alper
Coverage Metrics for Verification of Concurrent SystemC Designs Using Mutation Testing Alper Sen Department of Computer Engineering Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey Email: alper.sen@boun.edu.tr Magdy S is not adequate for a concurrent program. A major problem with design verification of concurrent systems
Learning feature weights for K-Means clustering using the Minkowski metric
Amorim, Renato Cordeiro de
Learning feature weights for K-Means clustering using the Minkowski metric Renato Cordeiro de or award at this or any other academic institution. Signed: Renato Cordeiro de Amorim #12;iii Abstract K-Means are taken from a database just because they are available. Another issue of our concern is that K-Means
A Modified K-Means Clustering with a Density-Sensitive Distance Metric
Bo, Liefeng
A Modified K-Means Clustering with a Density-Sensitive Distance Metric Ling Wang, Liefeng Bo {wliiip, blf0218}@163.com, lchjiao@mail.xidian.edu.cn Abstract. The K-Means clustering is by far the most characteristic of data clus- tering. By using this dissimilarity measure, a density-sensitive K-Means clustering
KOHONEN NETWORKS WITH GRAPH-BASED AUGMENTED METRICS Peter Andras and Olusola Idowu
Andras, Peter
include: bisecting k-means clustering [2], principal component analysis [3], independent component that is based on the comparison of word consecutiveness graphs of documents. We show that using the proposed distance metric comparison of word frequency vectors. Our results indicate that word consecutiveness graph
An Attack Surface Metric Pratyusa K. Manadhata and Jeannette M. Wing
Wing, Jeannette M.
An Attack Surface Metric Pratyusa K. Manadhata and Jeannette M. Wing Carnegie Mellon University's security? We propose to use the measure of a system's attack surface as an indication of the system, prior work has shown that a system's attack surface measurement serves as a reliable proxy for security
Wood, ZoÃ« J.
Energetically Optimal Travel across Terrain: Visualizations and a New Metric of Geographic Distance the energetically least cost path is shown in blue. This visualization shows how least cost paths often follow propose new methods for terrain visualization and analysis based on measuring paths of least caloric
LFTI: A New Performance Metric for Assessing Interconnect Designs for Extreme-Scale HPC Systems
Pakin, Scott
, New Mexico Email: {mlang,pakin}@lanl.gov Abstract--Traditionally, interconnect performance is eitherLFTI: A New Performance Metric for Assessing Interconnect Designs for Extreme-Scale HPC Systems Xin a good performance overview for extreme-scale interconnects. The topological pa- rameters
Perception, 1990, volume 19, pages 79-101 The standard deviation of luminance as a metric
Kingdom, Frederick A. A.
Perception, 1990, volume 19, pages 79-101 The standard deviation of luminance as a metric with periodic luminance profiles, such as gratings, but is not suitable for images consisting of isolated the standard deviation (SD) of the luminances (equivalent to the root mean square, RMS, of the amplitudes) has
A Power Metric for Mobile Systems Thomas L. Martin 1 , Daniel P. Siewiorek
Martin, Tom
constraints. Historically, the major constraints have been performance and cost. In addition, mobile computingA Power Metric for Mobile Systems Thomas L. Martin 1 , Daniel P. Siewiorek Engineering Design as the details of the battery construction. Depending on the battery life of a mobile system, there are other
A NEW TEST METRIC AND A NEW SCAN ARCHITECTURE FOR EFFICIENT VLSI TESTING
Stanford University
A NEW TEST METRIC AND A NEW SCAN ARCHITECTURE FOR EFFICIENT VLSI TESTING A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED. To overcome the difficulty and cost of VLSI testing, we need to search for better testing techniques. Chip testing can be classified into two categories: production testing and characterization testing
On Performance Metrics for Guaranteed QoS in Industrial Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 On Performance Metrics for Guaranteed QoS in Industrial Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks Teja collected over the network. As the industry is adapting these new-generation wireless sensors technical innovations, e.g., widespread use of wireless sensors forecasted to improve manufacturing
How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data
by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Assistant Secretary Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York StateHow Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center
Lakes as sensors in the landscape: Optical metrics as scalable sentinel responses to climate change
Williamson, Craig E.
Lakes as sensors in the landscape: Optical metrics as scalable sentinel responses to climate change, Edgewater, Maryland Abstract As the lowest point in the surrounding landscape, lakes act as sensors. Here a novel suite of climate forcing optical indices (CFOI) from lakes across North America is found
Grizzle, Jessy W.
Incorporating Drivability Metrics into Optimal Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid Vehicles-parallel configuration considered here. Hybrid vehicles are characterized by multiple energy sources; the strategy Gillespie, Jeffrey A. Cook, and J.W. Grizzle Abstract--Hybrid Vehicle fuel economy performance is highly
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
180 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms with operations in Nevada and Oregon% of the titanium metal used was in aerospace applications. The remaining 40% was used in the armor, chemical
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
172 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot was produced. In 2011, an estimated 66% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining 34
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
180 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms with operations in Nevada and Oregon produced titanium forgings, mill products, and castings. In 1996, an estimated 65% of the titanium metal
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
182 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms with operations in Nevada and Oregon% of the titanium metal used was in aerospace applications. The remaining 35% was used in the chemical process
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
180 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms with operations in Nevada and Oregon produced titanium forgings, mill products, and castings. In 1997, an estimated 65% of the titanium metal
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
180 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot was made forged components, mill products, and castings. In 2005, an estimated 65% of the titanium metal was used
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
176 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms with operations in Nevada and Oregon% of the titanium metal used was in aerospace applications. The remaining 40% was used in armor, chemical processing
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
178 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot was made forged components, mill products, and castings. In 2004, an estimated 60% of the titanium metal was used
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
178 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms with operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot to produce forged components, mill products, and castings. In 2001, an estimated 65% of the titanium metal
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
176 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. Ingot and castings. In 2006, an estimated 72% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
172 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot was produced. In 2012, an estimated 72% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining 28
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
170 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada and Utah. Titanium ingot and castings. In 2013, an estimated 73% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
180 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. Ingot and castings. In 2007, an estimated 76% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless noted)
178 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two firms in Nevada and Oregon. Ingot was made by the two sponge producers and by nine other firms in seven States. About 30 companies produced titanium forgings, mill
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
180 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot was made forged components, mill products, and castings. In 2002, an estimated 65% of the titanium metal used
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
172 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by four operations in Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. Ingot and castings. In 2010, an estimated 75% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
176 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. Ingot and castings. In 2008, an estimated 79% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted)
178 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by two operations in Nevada and Utah. Ingot was made forged components, mill products, and castings. In 2003, an estimated 55% of the titanium metal used
TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted)
174 TITANIUM AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Titanium sponge metal was produced by three operations in Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. A fourth, an estimated 76% of the titanium metal was used in aerospace applications. The remaining 24% was used in armor
Nonholonomic Ricci Flows and Running Cosmological Constant: 3D Taub-NUT Metrics
Sergiu I. Vacaru; Mihai Visinescu
2007-10-11T23:59:59.000Z
The common assertion that the Ricci flows of Einstein spaces with cosmological constant can be modelled by certain classes of nonholonomic frame, metric and linear connection deformations resulting in nonhomogeneous Einstein spaces is examined in the light of the role played by topological three dimensional (3D) Taub-NUT-AdS/dS spacetimes.
High Speed Max-Log-MAP Turbo SISO Decoder Implementation Using Branch Metric Normalization
Arslan, Tughrul
High Speed Max-Log-MAP Turbo SISO Decoder Implementation Using Branch Metric Normalization J. H.Erdogan@ee.ed.ac.uk, Tughrul.Arslan@ee.ed.ac.uk Abstract The authors present a turbo soft-in soft-out (SISO) decoder based. The turbo decoder with the proposed technique has been synthesized to evaluate its power consumption
SPE SPE-121395-PP A Mutual Information-Based Metric for Identification of Nonlinear Injector
Shahabi, Cyrus
of waterfloods in heterogeneous reservoirs. The main contribution is the development of a process and metric management of complex waterflood. 1. Introduction In petroleum reservoirs, enabling engineers to model Producer Relationships in Waterfloods A.Khodaei, Hyokyeong Lee, F.Banaei-Kashani, C.Shahabi and I. Ershaghi
Meng, Zhiyong
, on the forecast error of strongly nonlinear rainfall and weakly nonlinear total energy around the initial vortex of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China (Manuscript received 31 area for forecast metrics with different nonlinearities in a mesoscale convective vortex
Metrics for Measuring Progress under the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative
ENERGY INSTITUTE School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology Â University of Hawai`i at Manoa #12 by Hawai`i Natural Energy Institute School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology University of HawaiMetrics for Measuring Progress under the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative: Hawai`i Clean Energy
Multiple-Objective Metric for Placing Multiple Base Stations in Wireless Sensor Networks
Liblit, Ben
positioning in sensor networks based on directional antennas [6], but it addresses secure positioningMultiple-Objective Metric for Placing Multiple Base Stations in Wireless Sensor Networks Soo Kim in wireless sensor networks. First, the ratio of sensor nodes which can communicate with a base station via
S. Brian Edgar; Garry Ludwig
1997-01-24T23:59:59.000Z
Held has proposed an integration procedure within the GHP formalism built around four real, functionally independent, zero-weighted scalars. He suggests that such a procedure would be particularly simple for the `optimal situation', when the formalism directly supplies the full quota of four scalars of this type; a spacetime without any Killing vectors would be such a situation. Wils has recently obtained a metric which he claims is the only conformally flat, pure radiation metric which is not a plane wave; this metric has been shown by Koutras to admit no Killing vectors, in general. Therefore, as a simple illustration of the GHP integration procedure, we obtain systematically the complete class of conformally flat, pure radiation metrics. Our result shows that the conformally flat, pure radiation metrics, which are not plane waves, are a larger class than Wils has obtained.
Ten Brinke, JoAnn [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA (United States)
1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are suspected to contribute significantly to ''Sick Building Syndrome'' (SBS), a complex of subchronic symptoms that occurs during and in general decreases away from occupancy of the building in question. A new approach takes into account individual VOC potencies, as well as the highly correlated nature of the complex VOC mixtures found indoors. The new VOC metrics are statistically significant predictors of symptom outcomes from the California Healthy Buildings Study data. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to test the hypothesis that a summary measure of the VOC mixture, other risk factors, and covariates for each worker will lead to better prediction of symptom outcome. VOC metrics based on animal irritancy measures and principal component analysis had the most influence in the prediction of eye, dermal, and nasal symptoms. After adjustment, a water-based paints and solvents source was found to be associated with dermal and eye irritation. The more typical VOC exposure metrics used in prior analyses were not useful in symptom prediction in the adjusted model (total VOC (TVOC), or sum of individually identified VOCs ({Sigma}VOC{sub i})). Also not useful were three other VOC metrics that took into account potency, but did not adjust for the highly correlated nature of the data set, or the presence of VOCs that were not measured. High TVOC values (2--7 mg m{sup {minus}3}) due to the presence of liquid-process photocopiers observed in several study spaces significantly influenced symptoms. Analyses without the high TVOC values reduced, but did not eliminate the ability of the VOC exposure metric based on irritancy and principal component analysis to explain symptom outcome.
E. Kyriakopoulos
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present two rotating black hole solutions with axion $\\xi$, dilaton $\\phi$ and two U(1) vector fields. By applying the "Newman-Janis trick" to a metric with 3 arbitrary parameters we find a rotating metric $g_{\\mu\
M. V. Gorbatenko; V. P. Neznamov
2014-11-08T23:59:59.000Z
In the paper we analyze the quantum-mechanical equivalence of the metrics of a centrally symmetric uncharged gravitational field. We consider the Schwarzschild metrics in the spherical, isotropic and harmonic coordinates, and the Eddington-Finkelstein, Painleve-Gullstrand, Lemaitre-Finkelstein, Kruskal metrics. The scope of the analysis includes domains of the wave functions of Dirac's equation, hermiticity of Hamiltonians, and the possibility of existence of stationary bound states of spin-half particles. The constraint on the domain of the wave functions of the Hamiltonian in a Schwarzschild field in spherical coordinates (r > r_{0}) resulting from the fulfillment of Hilbert's condition g_{00} > 0 also holds in other coordinates for all the metrics considered. The self-adjoint Hamiltonians for the Schwarzschild metrics in the spherical, isotropic and harmonic coordinates and also for the Eddington-Finkelstein and Painleve-Gullstrand metrics are Hermitian, and for them the existence of stationary bound states of spin-half particles is possible. The self-adjoint Hamiltonians for non-stationary Lemaitre-Finkelstein and Kruskal metrics have the explicit dependence on the temporal coordinates and stationary bound states of spin-half particles cannot be defined for these Hamiltonians. The results of this study can be useful when addressing the issues related to the evolution of the universe and interaction of collapsars with surrounding matter.
Hawking temperature for a global monopole metric in the context of k- essence and emergent gravity
Debashis Gangopadhyay; Goutam Manna
2011-08-04T23:59:59.000Z
The Hawking temperature for the Barriola-Vilenkin global monopole metric is shown to be $T_{\\mathrm BV}= {\\hbar (1-\\alpha) ^{2}\\over8\\pi GM k_{\\mathrm B}}$, where $\\alpha$ is the global monopole charge,$M$ the mass of the black hole, $k_{\\mathrm B}$ is the Boltzmann constant and speed of light $c=1$. We then show that a similar metric can also be obtained for certain $k-$ essence field configurations in an emergent gravity situation. Therefore, in the context of Belgiorno {\\it et al's} recent demonstration of spontaneous emission of photons in a gravitational analogue experiment, any future observation of $T_{\\mathrm BV}$ need not necessarily imply the existence of global monopoles. An alternative implication might as well be a very indirect signature of dark energy in an emergent gravity scenario. This should lead to effects that may be detectable in refined and modified versions of Belgiorno {\\it et al's} experiment.
Matter as Curvature and Torsion of General Metric-Affine Space
Alex Karpelson
2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z
General equations of the unified geometric field theory, based on the curved and torsional space-time, are presented. They contain only geometrical parameters of the metric-affine space G4 and describe distribution and motion of the matter, which represents curvature and torsion of the space-time. Equations describing spherically symmetric non-stationary and stationary fields are derived for various cases: for metrics with singularities and without them, for gravitational field in vacuum and for the massless fluid with spin. Equations describing uniform isotropic field are derived for the closed and open isotropic models of universe for the gravitational field in vacuum and for the massless fluid with spin; some of these equations and their solutions coincide with the respective equations and their solutions in general relativity for the space filled with the dust-like matter.
Stability and decay-rates for the five-dimensional Schwarzschild metric under biaxial perturbations
G. Holzegel
2008-08-24T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we prove the non-linear asymptotic stability of the five-dimensional Schwarzschild metric under biaxial vacuum perturbations. This is the statement that the evolution of (SU(2) x U(1))-symmetric vacuum perturbations of initial data for the five-dimensional Schwarzschild metric finally converges in a suitable sense to a member of the Schwarzschild family. It constitutes the first result proving the existence of non-stationary vacuum black holes arising from asymptotically flat initial data dynamically approaching a stationary solution. In fact, we show quantitative rates of approach. The proof relies on vectorfield multiplier estimates, which are used in conjunction with a bootstrap argument to establish polynomial decay rates for the radiation on the perturbed spacetime. Despite being applied here in a five-dimensional context, the techniques are quite robust and may admit applications to various four-dimensional stability problems.
Schanfein, Mark J; Gouveia, Fernando S
2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The term “Technology Base” is commonly used but what does it mean? Is there a common understanding of the components that comprise a technology base? Does a formal process exist to assess the health of a given technology base? These are important questions the relevance of which is even more pressing given the USDOE/NNSA initiatives to strengthen the safeguards technology base through investments in research & development and human capital development. Accordingly, the authors will establish a high-level framework to define and understand what comprises a technology base. Potential goal-driven metrics to assess the health of a technology base will also be explored, such as linear demographics and resource availability, in the hope that they can be used to better understand and improve the health of the U.S. safeguards technology base. Finally, through the identification of such metrics, the authors will offer suggestions and highlight choices for addressing potential shortfalls.
Lifshitz field theories, Snyder noncomutative space-time and momentum dependent metric
Romero, Juan M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work, we propose three different modified relativistic particles. In the first case, we propose a particle with metrics depending on the momenta and we show that the quantum version of these systems includes different field theories, as anisotropic field theories. As a second case we propose a particle that implies a modified symplectic structure and we show that the quantum version of this system gives different noncommutative space-times, for example the Snyder space-time. In the third case, we combine both structures before mentioned, namely noncommutative space-times and momentum dependent metrics. In this last case, we show that anisotropic field theories can be seen as a limit of no commutative field theory.
Radiation in Yang-Mills formulation of gravity and a generalized pp-wave metric
S. Baskal
1997-12-23T23:59:59.000Z
The variational methods implemented on a quadratic Yang-Mills type Lagrangian yield two sets of equations interpreted as the field equations and the energy-momentum tensor for the gravitational field. A covariant condition is imposed on the energy-momentum tensor to represent the radiation field. A generalized pp-wave metric is found to simultaneously satisfy both the field equations and the radiation condition. The result is compared with that of Lichn\\'{e}rowicz.
Energy-momentum distribution of a general plane symmetric spacetime in metric f(R) gravity
Morteza Yavari
2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, the exact vacuum solution of a general plane symmetric spacetime is investigated in metric f(R) gravity with the assumption of constant Ricci scalar. For this solution, we have studied the generalized Landau-Lifshitz energy-momentum complex in this theory to determine the energy distribution expressions for some specific f(R) models. Also, we show that these models satisfy the constant curvature condition.
New Einstein Metrics in Dimension Five Charles P. Boyer Krzysztof Galicki
New Einstein Metrics in Dimension Five Charles P. Boyer Krzysztof Galicki Abstract: The purpose of this note is to prove the existence of new SasakianÂEinstein metÂ rics on S 2 \\ThetaS 3 and on (S 2 \\ThetaS 3 )#(S 2 \\ThetaS 3 ): These give the first known examples of nonÂregular SasakianÂEinstein 5
Spatial Metrics to Study Urban Patterns in Growing and Shrinking Cities
Reis, José P.; Silva, Elisabete A.; Pinho, Paulo
2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
of smart cities, mainly seen on Western Europe and on the largest US urban areas; to the urban decline of former US and Western European mining and industrial cities and to the severe decline of important Eastern European agglomerations. After many... Title: Spatial Metrics to Study Urban Patterns in Growing and Shrinking Cities Authors: José P. Reis(corresponding author) University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP (United Kingdom) jpdffr2@cam...
Superspace actions for multiple M2-branes, metric 3-algebras, and their classification
Cherkis, Sergey A.; Dotsenko, Vladimir; Saemann, Christian [Hamilton Mathematics Institute and School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)
2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
We classify canonical metric 3-algebra structures on matrix algebras and find novel three-dimensional conformally invariant actions in N=4 projective superspace based on them. These can be viewed as Chern-Simons theories with special matter content and couplings. We explore the relations of these actions with the N=2 actions based on generalized 3-Lie algebras found earlier and relate them to the original Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson action.
Is the $ISO(2,1)$ Gauge Gravity equivalent to the Metric Formulation?
Jin-Ho Cho; Hyuk-jae Lee
1996-08-21T23:59:59.000Z
The quantization of the gravitational Chern-Simons coefficient is investigated in the framework of $ISO(2,1)$ gauge gravity. Some paradoxes involved are cured. The resolution is largely based on the inequivalence of $ISO(2,1)$ gauge gravity and the metric formulation. Both the Lorentzian scheme and the Euclidean scheme lead to the coefficient quantization, which means that the induced spin is not quite exotic in this context.
Eihle, W. O.; Powers, R. J.; Clark, R.A.
TR-16 1968 Meteorological Tables for Determination of Precipitable Water, Temperatures and Pressures Aloft for a Saturated Pseudoadiabatic Atmosphere?in the Metric System W.O. Eihle R.J. Powers R.A. Clark...
Pop, Mihai [University of Maryland] [University of Maryland
2011-10-13T23:59:59.000Z
University of Maryland's Mihai Pop on "Genome Assembly Forensics: Metrics for Assessing Assembly Correctness" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.
Pop, Mihai [University of Maryland
2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z
University of Maryland's Mihai Pop on "Genome Assembly Forensics: Metrics for Assessing Assembly Correctness" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.
Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Thomas Ulrich; Jeffrey Joe
2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
As control rooms are modernized with new digital systems at nuclear power plants, it is necessary to evaluate the operator performance using these systems as part of a verification and validation process. There are no standard, predefined metrics available for assessing what is satisfactory operator interaction with new systems, especially during the early design stages of a new system. This report identifies the process and metrics for evaluating human system interfaces as part of control room modernization. The report includes background information on design and evaluation, a thorough discussion of human performance measures, and a practical example of how the process and metrics have been used as part of a turbine control system upgrade during the formative stages of design. The process and metrics are geared toward generalizability to other applications and serve as a template for utilities undertaking their own control room modernization activities.
ProPAMet: A Metric for Process and Project Paula Ventura Martins1, Alberto Rodrigues da Silva 2
da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues
ProPAMet: A Metric for Process and Project Alignment Paula Ventura Martins1, Alberto Rodrigues da;2 Paula Ventura Martins1, Alberto Rodrigues da Silva 2 mean for organizations to identify their strengths
Hauser, John
The explosion of information and information technology has led many firms to evolve a dispersed product development process with people and organizations spread throughout the world. To
Hauser, John
The explosion of information and information technology has led many firms to evolve a dispersed product development process with people and organizations spread throughout the world. To coordinate such dispersed processes ...
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- CIRA will utilize existing ANL capabilities in areas such as: * High performance computing * Climate modeling * Energy systems modeling * Complex adaptive systems 2...
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Price, Lynn; Murtishaw, Scott; Worrell, Ernst
2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Executive Summary: The California Climate Action Registry, which was initially established in 2000 and began operation in Fall 2002, is a voluntary registry for recording annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to assist California businesses and organizations in their efforts to inventory and document emissions in order to establish a baseline and to document early actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions. The State of California has committed to use its ''best efforts'' to ensure that entities that establish GHG emissions baselines and register their emissions will receive ''appropriate consideration under any future international, federal, or state regulatory scheme relating to greenhouse gas emissions.'' Reporting of GHG emissions involves documentation of both ''direct'' emissions from sources that are under the entity's control and indirect emissions controlled by others. Electricity generated by an off-site power source is consider ed to be an indirect GHG emission and is required to be included in the entity's report. Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. Participants are required to register the GHG emissions of all operations in California, and are encouraged to report nationwide. For the first three years of participation, the Registry only requires the reporting of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, although participants are encouraged to report the remaining five Kyoto Protocol GHGs (CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and SF6). After three years, reporting of all six Kyoto GHG emissions is required. The enabling legislation for the Registry (SB 527) requires total GHG emissions to be registered and requires reporting of ''industry-specific metrics'' once such metrics have been adopted by the Registry. The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was asked to provide technical assistance to the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) related to the Registry in three areas: (1) assessing the availability and usefulness of industry-specific metrics, (2) evaluating various methods for establishing baselines for calculating GHG emissions reductions related to specific actions taken by Registry participants, and (3) establishing methods for calculating electricity CO2 emission factors. The third area of research was completed in 2002 and is documented in Estimating Carbon Dioxide Emissions Factors for the California Electric Power Sector (Marnay et al., 2002). This report documents our findings related to the first areas of research. For the first area of research, the overall objective was to evaluate the metrics, such as emissions per economic unit or emissions per unit of production that can be used to report GHG emissions trends for potential Registry participants. This research began with an effort to identify methodologies, benchmarking programs, inventories, protocols, and registries that u se industry-specific metrics to track trends in energy use or GHG emissions in order to determine what types of metrics have already been developed. The next step in developing industry-specific metrics was to assess the availability of data needed to determine metric development priorities. Berkeley Lab also determined the relative importance of different potential Registry participant categories in order to asses s the availability of sectoral or industry-specific metrics and then identified industry-specific metrics in use around the world. While a plethora of metrics was identified, no one metric that adequately tracks trends in GHG emissions while maintaining confidentiality of data was identified. As a result of this review, Berkeley Lab recommends the development of a GHG intensity index as a new metric for reporting and tracking GHG emissions trends.Such an index could provide an industry-specific metric for reporting and tracking GHG emissions trends to accurately reflect year to year changes while protecting proprietary data. This GHG intensity index changes
Wave function of the Universe, Preferred reference frame effects and metric signature transition
Hossein Ghaffarnejad
2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z
Gravitational model of non-minimally coupled Brans Dicke (BD) scalar field $\\phi$ with dynamical unit time-like four vector field is used to study flat Robertson Walker (RW) cosmology in the presence of variable cosmological parameter $V(\\phi)=\\Lambda\\phi.$ Aim of the paper is to seek cosmological models which exhibit metric signature transition. The problem is studied in both classical and quantum cosmological approach with large values of BD parameter $\\omega>>1$. Scale factor of RW metric is obtained as $R(t)=6\\sqrt{\\frac{3}{\\Lambda}}\\cosh\\big(\\frac{t}{4}\\sqrt{\\frac{\\Lambda}{3}}\\big)$ which describes nonsingular inflationary universe in Lorentzian signature sector. Euclidean signature sector of our solution describes a re-collapsing universe and is obtained from analytic continuation of the Lorentzian sector by exchanging $t\\to it$ as $R(t)=6\\sqrt{\\frac{3}{\\Lambda}}\\cos\\big(\\frac{t}{4}\\sqrt{\\frac{\\Lambda}{3}}\\big).$ Dynamical vector field together with the BD scalar field are treated as fluid with time dependent barotropic index. They have regular (dark) matter dominance in the Euclidean (Lorentzian) sector. We solved Wheeler De Witt (WD) quantum wave equation of the cosmological system. Assuming a discrete non-zero ADM mass $M_j=4\\sqrt{2}(2j+1)\\sqrt{\\frac{\\Lambda}{3}}$ with $j=0,1,2,\\cdots$, we obtained solutions of the WD equation as simple harmonic quantum Oscillator eigen functionals described by Hermite polynomials. Absolute values of these eigen functionals have nonzero values on the hypersurface $R=6\\sqrt{\\frac{3}{\\Lambda}}$ in which metric field has signature degeneracy. Our eigen functionals describe nonzero probability of the space time with Lorentzian (Euclidean) signature for $R>6\\sqrt{\\frac{3}{\\Lambda}}$ ($R<6\\sqrt{\\frac{3}{\\Lambda}}$). Maximal probability corresponds to the ground state $j=0.$
Gamma-Ray Bursts Trace UV Metrics of Star Formation over 3 < z < 5
Greiner, Jochen; Schady, Patricia; Krühler, Thomas; Trenti, Michele; Cikota, Aleksandar; Bolmer, Jan; Elliott, Jonathan; Delvaux, Corentin; Perna, Rosalba; Afonso, Paulo; Kann, D Alexander; Klose, Sylvio; Savaglio, Sandra; Schmidl, Sebastian; Schweyer, Tassilo; Tanga, Mohit; Varela, Karla
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present the first uniform treatment of long duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) host galaxy detections and upper limits over the redshift range 3-15.6 mag, and with extrapolations of the assumed Schechter-type LF well beyond this range. We review proposed astrophysical and observational biases for our sample, and find they are for the most part minimal. We therefore conclude, as the simplest interpretation of our results, that GRBs successfully trace UV metrics of cosmic star formation over the range 3
J. W. Maluf
2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the coupling of a Dirac spinor field with the gravitational field in the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity is consistent. For an arbitrary SO(3,1) connection there are two possibilities for the coupling of the spinor field with the gravitational field. The problems of consistency raised by Y. N. Obukhov and J. G. Pereira in the paper {\\it Metric-affine approach to teleparallel gravity} [gr-qc/0212080] take place only in the framework of one particular coupling. By adopting an alternative coupling the consistency problem disappears.
Comparing Resource Adequacy Metrics and Their Influence on Capacity Value: Preprint
Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.
2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Traditional probabilistic methods have been used to evaluate resource adequacy. The increasing presence of variable renewable generation in power systems presents a challenge to these methods because, unlike thermal units, variable renewable generation levels change over time because they are driven by meteorological events. Thus, capacity value calculations for these resources are often performed to simple rules of thumb. This paper follows the recommendations of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation?s Integration of Variable Generation Task Force to include variable generation in the calculation of resource adequacy and compares different reliability metrics. Examples are provided using the Western Interconnection footprint under different variable generation penetrations.
Nonholonomic Ricci Flows and Running Cosmological Constant: I. 4D Taub-NUT Metrics
Sergiu I. Vacaru; Mihai Visinescu
2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we construct and analyze exact solutions describing Ricci flows and nonholonomic deformations of four dimensional (4D) Taub-NUT spacetimes. It is outlined a new geometric techniques of constructing Ricci flow solutions. Some conceptual issues on spacetimes provided with generic off-diagonal metrics and associated nonlinear connection structures are analyzed. The limit from gravity/Ricci flow models with nontrivial torsion to configurations with the Levi-Civita connection is allowed in some specific physical circumstances by constraining the class of integral varieties for the Einstein and Ricci flow equations.
An Aquatic Acoustic Metrics Interface Utility for Underwater Sound Monitoring and Analysis
Ren, Huiying; Halvorsen, Michele B.; Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.
2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
Fishes and other marine mammals suffer a range of potential effects from intense sound sources generated by anthropogenic underwater processes such as pile driving, shipping, sonars, and underwater blasting. Several underwater sound recording devices (USR) were built to monitor the acoustic sound pressure waves generated by those anthropogenic underwater activities, so the relevant processing software becomes indispensable for analyzing the audio files recorded by these USRs. However, existing software packages did not meet performance and flexibility requirements. In this paper, we provide a detailed description of a new software package, named Aquatic Acoustic Metrics Interface (AAMI), which is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) designed for underwater sound monitoring and analysis. In addition to the general functions, such as loading and editing audio files recorded by USRs, the software can compute a series of acoustic metrics in physical units, monitor the sound's influence on fish hearing according to audiograms from different species of fishes and marine mammals, and batch process the sound files. The detailed applications of the software AAMI will be discussed along with several test case scenarios to illustrate its functionality.
Assessing the Effects of Data Compression in Simulations Using Physically Motivated Metrics
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Laney, Daniel; Langer, Steven; Weber, Christopher; Lindstrom, Peter; Wegener, Al
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper examines whether lossy compression can be used effectively in physics simulations as a possible strategy to combat the expected data-movement bottleneck in future high performance computing architectures. We show that, for the codes and simulations we tested, compression levels of 3–5X can be applied without causing significant changes to important physical quantities. Rather than applying signal processing error metrics, we utilize physics-based metrics appropriate for each code to assess the impact of compression. We evaluate three different simulation codes: a Lagrangian shock-hydrodynamics code, an Eulerian higher-order hydrodynamics turbulence modeling code, and an Eulerian coupled laser-plasma interaction code. Wemore »compress relevant quantities after each time-step to approximate the effects of tightly coupled compression and study the compression rates to estimate memory and disk-bandwidth reduction. We find that the error characteristics of compression algorithms must be carefully considered in the context of the underlying physics being modeled.« less
Shannon Bragg-Sitton
2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Research and development (R&D) activities on advanced, higher performance Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuels have been ongoing for the last few years. Following the unfortunate March 2011 events at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, the R&D shifted toward enhancing the accident tolerance of LWRs. Qualitative attributes for fuels with enhanced accident tolerance, such as improved reaction kinetics with steam resulting in slower hydrogen generation rate, provide guidance for the design and development of fuels and cladding with enhanced accident tolerance. A common set of technical metrics should be established to aid in the optimization and down selection of candidate designs on a more quantitative basis. “Metrics” describe a set of technical bases by which multiple concepts can be fairly evaluated against a common baseline and against one another. This report describes a proposed technical evaluation methodology that can be applied to evaluate the ability of each concept to meet performance and safety goals relative to the current UO2 – zirconium alloy system and relative to one another. The resultant ranked evaluation can then inform concept down-selection, such that the most promising accident tolerant fuel design option(s) can continue to be developed toward qualification.
Robert R. Lompay; Alexander N. Petrov
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Arbitrary diffeomorphically invariant metric-torsion theories of gravity are considered. It is assumed that Lagrangians of such theories contain derivatives of field variables (tensor densities of arbitrary ranks and weights) up to a second order only. The generalized Klein-Noether methods for constructing manifestly covariant identities and conserved quantities are developed. Manifestly covariant expressions are constructed without including auxiliary structures like a background metric. In the Riemann-Cartan space, the following \\emph{manifestly generally covariant results} are presented: (a) The complete generalized system of differential identities (the Klein-Noether identities) is obtained. (b) The generalized currents of three types depending on an arbitrary vector field displacements are constructed: they are the canonical Noether current, symmetrized Belinfante current and identically conserved Hilbert-Bergmann current. In particular, it is stated that the symmetrized Belinfante current does not depend on divergences in the Lagrangian. (c) The generalized boundary Klein theorem (third Noether theorem) is proved. (d) The construction of the generalized superpotential is presented in details, and questions related to its ambiguities are analyzed.
S.A. McFarlane, Y. Shi, C.N. Long
2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
In 2009, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and the Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP) have been asked to produce joint science metrics. For CCPP, the second quarter metrics are reported in Evaluation of Simulated Precipitation in CCSM3: Annual Cycle Performance Metrics at Watershed Scales. For ARM, the metrics will produce and make available new continuous time series of radiative fluxes based on one year of observations from Barrow, Alaska, during the International Polar Year and report on comparisons of observations with baseline simulations of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM).
Elliott, Douglas B.; Anderson, Dave M.; Belzer, David B.; Cort, Katherine A.; Dirks, James A.; Hostick, Donna J.
2004-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
This report contains the appendix to the PNNL report, Methodological Framework for Analysis of Buildings-Related Programs: The GPRA Metrics Effort.
Watson, Jean-Paul; Guttromson, Ross; Silva-Monroy, Cesar; Jeffers, Robert; Jones, Katherine; Ellison, James; Rath, Charles; Gearhart, Jared; Jones, Dean; Corbet, Tom; Hanley, Charles; Walker, La Tonya
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report has been written for the Department of Energy’s Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Office to inform their writing of the Quadrennial Energy Review in the area of energy resilience. The topics of measuring and increasing energy resilience are addressed, including definitions, means of measuring, and analytic methodologies that can be used to make decisions for policy, infrastructure planning, and operations. A risk-based framework is presented which provides a standard definition of a resilience metric. Additionally, a process is identified which explains how the metrics can be applied. Research and development is articulated that will further accelerate the resilience of energy infrastructures.
How the permutation of edges of a metric graph affects the number of points moving along the edges
V. L. Chernyshev; A. A. Tolchennikov
2014-10-18T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a dynamical system on a metric graph, that corresponds to a semiclassical solution of a time-dependent Schr\\"odinger equation. We omit all details concerning mathematical physics and work with a purely discrete problem. We find a weak inequality representation for the number of points coming out of the vertex of an arbitrary tree graph. We apply this construction to an "H-junction" graph. We calculate the difference between numbers of moving points corresponding to the permutation of edges. Then we find a symmetrical difference of the number of points moving along the edges of a metric graph.
1D-8 Duo-Binary Circular Turbo Decoder Based on Border Metric Encoding for WiMAX
Ji-hoon Kim; In-cheol Park
Abstract- This paper presents a duo-binary circular turbo decoder based on border metric encoding. With the proposed method, the memory size for branch memory is reduced by half and the dummy calculation is removed at the cost of the small-sized memory which holds the encoded border metrics. Based on the proposed SISO decoder and the dedicated hardware interleaver, a duo-binary circular turbo decoder is designed for the WiMAX standard using a 0.13 ?m CMOS process, which can support 24.26 Mbps at 200MHz. I.
Low-complexity atlas-based prostate segmentation by combining global, regional, and local metrics
Xie, Qiuliang; Ruan, Dan, E-mail: druan@mednet.ucla.edu [The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)
2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To improve the efficiency of atlas-based segmentation without compromising accuracy, and to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method on MRI-based prostate segmentation application. Methods: Accurate and efficient automatic structure segmentation is an important task in medical image processing. Atlas-based methods, as the state-of-the-art, provide good segmentation at the cost of a large number of computationally intensive nonrigid registrations, for anatomical sites/structures that are subject to deformation. In this study, the authors propose to utilize a combination of global, regional, and local metrics to improve the accuracy yet significantly reduce the number of required nonrigid registrations. The authors first perform an affine registration to minimize the global mean squared error (gMSE) to coarsely align each atlas image to the target. Subsequently, atarget-specific regional MSE (rMSE), demonstrated to be a good surrogate for dice similarity coefficient (DSC), is used to select a relevant subset from the training atlas. Only within this subset are nonrigid registrations performed between the training images and the target image, to minimize a weighted combination of gMSE and rMSE. Finally, structure labels are propagated from the selected training samples to the target via the estimated deformation fields, and label fusion is performed based on a weighted combination of rMSE and local MSE (lMSE) discrepancy, with proper total-variation-based spatial regularization. Results: The proposed method was applied to a public database of 30 prostate MR images with expert-segmented structures. The authors’ method, utilizing only eight nonrigid registrations, achieved a performance with a median/mean DSC of over 0.87/0.86, outperforming the state-of-the-art full-fledged atlas-based segmentation approach of which the median/mean DSC was 0.84/0.82 when applying to their data set. Conclusions: The proposed method requires a fixed number of nonrigid registrations, independent of atlas size, providing desirable scalability especially important for a large or growing atlas. When applied to prostate segmentation, the method achieved better performance to the state-of-the-art atlas-based approaches, with significant improvement in computation efficiency. The proposed rationale of utilizing jointly global, regional, and local metrics, based on the information characteristic and surrogate behavior for registration and fusion subtasks, can be extended naturally to similarity metrics beyond MSE, such as correlation or mutual information types.
Eduardo Guendelman; Emil Nissimov; Svetlana Pacheva
2015-05-29T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a new class of gravity-matter-gauge theories in terms of two different non-Riemannian volume-forms independent of the Riemannian metric. The nonlinear gauge field system contains a square-root $\\sqrt{-F^2}$ of the standard Maxwell Lagrangian which is known to describe charge confinement in flat spacetime. In the physical Einstein frame we obtain an effective Lagrangian of "k-essence" type with quadratic dependence on the scalar "dilaton" kinetic term X, with a remarkable effective potential possessing two infinitely large flat regions as well as with nontrivial effective gauge coupling constants running with the "dilaton" $\\varphi$. Corresponding to the each of the two flat regions we find "vacuum" configurations of the following types: (i) $\\varphi = const$ and a non-zero gauge field vacuum $\\sqrt{-F^2}\
Shock Wave Polarizations and Optical Metrics in the Born and the Born-Infeld Electrodynamics
Christoph Minz; Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski; Thoralf Chrobok; Gerold Schellstede
2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the behavior of shock waves in nonlinear theories of electrodynamics. For this, by use of generalized Hadamard step functions of increasing order, the electromagnetic potential is developed in a series expansion near the shock wave front. This brings about a corresponding expansion of the respective electromagnetic field equations what allows for deriving relations that determine the jump coefficients in the expansion series of the potential. The solution of the first-order jump relations shows that, in contrast to linear Maxwell's electrodynamics, in general the propagation of shock waves in nonlinear theories is governed by optical metrics and polarization conditions describing the propagation of two differently polarized waves (leading to a possible appearance of birefringence). In detail, shock waves are analyzed in the Born and Born-Infeld theories. The obtained results are compared to those ones found in literature. New results for the polarization of the two different waves are derived.
A new metric of the low-mode asymmetry for ignition target designs
Gu, Jianfa, E-mail: gu-jianfa@iapcm.ac.cn; Dai, Zhensheng; Fan, Zhengfeng; Zou, Shiyang, E-mail: zou-shiyang@iapcm.ac.cn; Ye, Wenhua; Pei, Wenbing; Zhu, Shaoping [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)] [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)
2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the deuterium-tritium inertial confinement fusion implosion experiments on the National Ignition Facility, the measured neutron yield and hot spot pressure are significantly lower than simulations. Understanding the underlying physics of the deficit is essential to achieving ignition. This paper investigates the low-mode areal density asymmetry in the main fuel of ignition capsule. It is shown that the areal density asymmetry breaks up the compressed shell and significantly reduces the conversion of implosion kinetic energy to hot spot internal energy, leading to the calculated hot spot pressure and neutron yield quite close to the experimental data. This indicates that the low-mode shell areal density asymmetry can explain part of the large discrepancy between simulations and experiments. Since only using the hot spot shape term could not adequately characterize the effects of the shell areal density asymmetry on implosion performance, a new metric of the low-mode asymmetry is developed to accurately measure the probability of ignition.
A maximin characterization of the escape rate of nonexpansive mappings in metrically convex spaces
Gaubert, Stephane
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We establish a maximin characterization of the linear escape rate of the orbits of a nonexpansive mapping on a complete (hemi-)metric space, under a mild form of Busemann's nonpositive curvature condition (we require a distinguished family of geodesics with a common origin to satisfy a convexity inequality). This characterization, which involves horofunctions, generalizes the Collatz-Wielandt characterization of the spectral radius of a nonnegative matrix. It yields as corollaries a theorem of Kohlberg and Neyman (1981), concerning nonexpansive maps in Banach spaces, a variant of a Denjoy-Wolff type theorem of Karlsson (2001), together with a refinement of a theorem of Gunawardena and Walsh (2003), concerning order-preserving positively homogeneous self-maps of symmetric cones.
Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Tobin, Jr., Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN); Muthusamy Govindasamy, Vijaya Priya (Knoxville, TN); Chaum, Edward (Memphis, TN)
2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z
A method for assigning a confidence metric for automated determination of optic disc location that includes analyzing a retinal image and determining at least two sets of coordinates locating an optic disc in the retinal image. The sets of coordinates can be determined using first and second image analysis techniques that are different from one another. An accuracy parameter can be calculated and compared to a primary risk cut-off value. A high confidence level can be assigned to the retinal image if the accuracy parameter is less than the primary risk cut-off value and a low confidence level can be assigned to the retinal image if the accuracy parameter is greater than the primary risk cut-off value. The primary risk cut-off value being selected to represent an acceptable risk of misdiagnosis of a disease having retinal manifestations by the automated technique.
Dynamics of a thin shell in the Reissner-Nordstrom metric
V. I. Dokuchaev; S. V. Chernov
2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
We describe the dynamics of a thin spherically symmetric gravitating shell in the Reissner-Nordstrom metric of the electrically charged black hole. The energy-momentum tensor of electrically neutral shell is modelled by the perfect fluid with a polytropic equation of state. The motion of a shell is described fully analytically in the particular case of the dust equation of state. We construct the Carter-Penrose diagrams for the global geometry of the eternal black hole, which illustrate all possible types of solutions for moving shell. It is shown that for some specific range of initial parameters there are possible the stable oscillating motion of the shell transferring it consecutively in infinite series of internal universes. We demonstrate also that this oscillating type of motion is possible for an arbitrary polytropic equation of state on the shell.
Quantifying Availability in SCADA Environments Using the Cyber Security Metric MFC
Aissa, Anis Ben [Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia; Rabai, Latifa Ben Arfa [Université de Tunis, Tunisia; Abercrombie, Robert K [ORNL; Sheldon, Frederick T [ORNL; Mili, Ali [New Jersey Insitute of Technology
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are distributed networks dispersed over large geographic areas that aim to monitor and control industrial processes from remote areas and/or a centralized location. They are used in the management of critical infrastructures such as electric power generation, transmission and distribution, water and sewage, manufacturing/industrial manufacturing as well as oil and gas production. The availability of SCADA systems is tantamount to assuring safety, security and profitability. SCADA systems are the backbone of the national cyber-physical critical infrastructure. Herein, we explore the definition and quantification of an econometric measure of availability, as it applies to SCADA systems; our metric is a specialization of the generic measure of mean failure cost.
Interval Data Analysis with the Energy Charting and Metrics Tool (ECAM)
Taasevigen, Danny J.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Koran, William
2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
Analyzing whole building interval data is an inexpensive but effective way to identify and improve building operations, and ultimately save money. Utilizing the Energy Charting and Metrics Tool (ECAM) add-in for Microsoft Excel, building operators and managers can begin implementing changes to their Building Automation System (BAS) after trending the interval data. The two data components needed for full analyses are whole building electricity consumption (kW or kWh) and outdoor air temperature (OAT). Using these two pieces of information, a series of plots and charts and be created in ECAM to monitor the buildings performance over time, gain knowledge of how the building is operating, and make adjustments to the BAS to improve efficiency and start saving money.
Anomaly metrics to differentiate threat sources from benign sources in primary vehicle screening.
Cohen, Israel Dov; Mengesha, Wondwosen
2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Discrimination of benign sources from threat sources at Port of Entries (POE) is of a great importance in efficient screening of cargo and vehicles using Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM). Currently RPM's ability to distinguish these radiological sources is seriously hampered by the energy resolution of the deployed RPMs. As naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) are ubiquitous in commerce, false alarms are problematic as they require additional resources in secondary inspection in addition to impacts on commerce. To increase the sensitivity of such detection systems without increasing false alarm rates, alarm metrics need to incorporate the ability to distinguish benign and threat sources. Principal component analysis (PCA) and clustering technique were implemented in the present study. Such techniques were investigated for their potential to lower false alarm rates and/or increase sensitivity to weaker threat sources without loss of specificity. Results of the investigation demonstrated improved sensitivity and specificity in discriminating benign sources from threat sources.
Energy-Momentum Conservation Laws in Affine-Metric Gravitation Theory
G. Sardanashvily
1995-01-10T23:59:59.000Z
The Lagrangian formulation of field theory does not provide any universal energy-momentum conservation law in order to analize that in gravitation theory. In Lagrangian field theory, we get different identities involving different stress energy-momentum tensors which however are not conserved, otherwise in the covariant multimomentum Hamiltonian formalism. In the framework of this formalism, we have the fundamental identity whose restriction to a constraint space can be treated the energy-momentum transformation law. This identity remains true also for gravity. Thus, the tools are at hand to investigate the energy-momentum conservation laws in gravitation theory. The key point consists in the feature of a metric gravitational field whose canonical momenta on the constraint space are equal to zero.
Measuring solar reflectance Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain
Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul
2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective 'cool colored' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland U.S. latitudes, this metric RE891BN can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {le} 5:12 [23{sup o}]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool-roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear-sky air mass one global horizontal ('AM1GH') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer.
Advanced Fuels Campaign Light Water Reactor Accident Tolerant Fuel Performance Metrics
Brad Merrill; Melissa Teague; Robert Youngblood; Larry Ott; Kevin Robb; Michael Todosow; Chris Stanek; Mitchell Farmer; Michael Billone; Robert Montgomery; Nicholas Brown; Shannon Bragg-Sitton
2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The safe, reliable and economic operation of the nation’s nuclear power reactor fleet has always been a top priority for the United States’ nuclear industry. As a result, continual improvement of technology, including advanced materials and nuclear fuels, remains central to industry’s success. Decades of research combined with continual operation have produced steady advancements in technology and yielded an extensive base of data, experience, and knowledge on light water reactor (LWR) fuel performance under both normal and accident conditions. In 2011, following the Great East Japan Earthquake, resulting tsunami, and subsequent damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, enhancing the accident tolerance of LWRs became a topic of serious discussion. As a result of direction from the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) initiated an Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF) Development program. The complex multiphysics behavior of LWR nuclear fuel makes defining specific material or design improvements difficult; as such, establishing qualitative attributes is critical to guide the design and development of fuels and cladding with enhanced accident tolerance. This report summarizes a common set of technical evaluation metrics to aid in the optimization and down selection of candidate designs. As used herein, “metrics” describe a set of technical bases by which multiple concepts can be fairly evaluated against a common baseline and against one another. Furthermore, this report describes a proposed technical evaluation methodology that can be applied to assess the ability of each concept to meet performance and safety goals relative to the current UO2 – zirconium alloy system and relative to one another. The resultant ranked evaluation can then inform concept down-selection, such that the most promising accident tolerant fuel design option(s) can continue to be developed for lead test rod or lead test assembly insertion into a commercial reactor within the desired timeframe (by 2022).
Measuring solar reflectance - Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain
Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul [Heat Island Group, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective ''cool colored'' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland US latitudes, this metric R{sub E891BN} can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {<=} 5:12 [23 ]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear sky air mass one global horizontal (''AM1GH'') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer. (author)
80 INDIUM (Data in metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Indium-efficiency photovoltaic devices. A major manufacturer is testing indium for a new application as a heat-management material in computers, which could increase consumption by 40 metric tons per year. The estimated
Fortunat, Joos
Metrics to assess the mitigation of global warming by carbon capture and storage in the ocean to assess mitigation of global warming by carbon capture and storage are discussed. The climatic impact penalty for carbon capture. For an annual leakage rate of 0.01, surface air temperature becomes higher
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
that are similar according to a given metric. We propose to explore the well-known clustering algorithm k-means and a recently available one, QuickBundles [1]. We propose an efficient procedure to associate k-means with Point evaluation criteria for unsupervised clustering evaluation and compare variants of the k-means clustering
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
2005-09-19T23:59:59.000Z
The Guide provides information regarding specific provisions of DOE O 440.2B and is intended to be useful in understanding and implementing performance indicators (metrics) required by the Order. Cancels DOE G 440.2B-1. Canceled by DOE N 251.98.
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
2002-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
The Guide provides information regarding Departmental expectations on provisions of DOE 440.2B, identifies acceptable methods of implementing Aviation Program Performance Indicators (Metrics) requirements in the Order, and identifies relevant principles and practices by referencing Government and non-Government standards. Canceled by DOE G 440.2B-1A.
Test Set Reordering Using the Gate Exhaustive Test Metric Kyoung Youn Cho and Edward J. McCluskey
Stanford University
Test Set Reordering Using the Gate Exhaustive Test Metric Kyoung Youn Cho and Edward J. Mc kycho@crc.stanford.edu Abstract When a test set size is larger than desired, some patterns must be dropped. This paper presents a systematic method to reduce test set size; the method reorders a test set
Dawson, Michael
How might an artificial neural network represent metric space? Patricia M.Boechler and Michael R.W.Dawson Department of Psychology,University of Alberta CONCLUS IONS Although this artificial neural network. + + + + + + + ABS TR ACT An artificial neural network was trained to rate the distances between pairs of cities
Alexandru Oana; Mircea Neagu
2012-05-03T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we expose on the dual 1-jet space J^{1*}(R,M^4) the distinguished (d-) Riemannian geometry (in the sense of d-connection, d-torsions, d-curvatures and some gravitational-like and electromagnetic-like geometrical models) for the (t,x)-conformal deformed Berwald-Moor Hamiltonian metric of order four.
174 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise-mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed in the United States 94% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
174 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise-mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed in the United States 95% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
176 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2, unless surface mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed deposits was zircon. About 97% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic TiO2 pigment
172 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise-mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed in the United States. About 95% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
178 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2, unless surface mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed deposits was zircon. About 97% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic TiO2 pigment
178 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2, unless proprietary data. Based on average prices, the value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed in the United is zircon. About 95% of titanium mineral concentrates were consumed by five titanium pigment producers
178 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise-mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed in the United States 94% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
178 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise mining operations in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed deposits was zircon. About 97% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic TiO2 pigment
176 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise mining operations in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed deposits was zircon. About 97% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic TiO2 pigment
172 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2 unless otherwise-mining operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed in the United States 94% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by domestic titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
174 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of TiO2 content, unless otherwise-mineral sands operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed deposits was zircon. About 95% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by TiO2 pigment producers
176 TITANIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES1 (Data in thousand metric tons of contained TiO2, unless-mineral sands operations in Florida and Virginia. The value of titanium mineral concentrates consumed deposits was zircon. About 95% of titanium mineral concentrates was consumed by TiO2 pigment producers
Eto, Joseph H.; Undrill, John; Mackin, Peter; Daschmans, Ron; Williams, Ben; Haney, Brian; Hunt, Randall; Ellis, Jeff; Illian, Howard; Martinez, Carlos; O'Malley, Mark; Coughlin, Katie; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi
2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z
An interconnected electric power system is a complex system that must be operated within a safe frequency range in order to reliably maintain the instantaneous balance between generation and load. This is accomplished by ensuring that adequate resources are available to respond to expected and unexpected imbalances and restoring frequency to its scheduled value in order to ensure uninterrupted electric service to customers. Electrical systems must be flexible enough to reliably operate under a variety of"change" scenarios. System planners and operators must understand how other parts of the system change in response to the initial change, and need tools to manage such changes to ensure reliable operation within the scheduled frequency range. This report presents a systematic approach to identifying metrics that are useful for operating and planning a reliable system with increased amounts of variable renewable generation which builds on existing industry practices for frequency control after unexpected loss of a large amount of generation. The report introduces a set of metrics or tools for measuring the adequacy of frequency response within an interconnection. Based on the concept of the frequency nadir, these metrics take advantage of new information gathering and processing capabilities that system operators are developing for wide-area situational awareness. Primary frequency response is the leading metric that will be used by this report to assess the adequacy of primary frequency control reserves necessary to ensure reliable operation. It measures what is needed to arrest frequency decline (i.e., to establish frequency nadir) at a frequency higher than the highest set point for under-frequency load shedding within an interconnection. These metrics can be used to guide the reliable operation of an interconnection under changing circumstances.
Methodological Framework for Analysis of Buildings-Related Programs: The GPRA Metrics Effort
Elliott, Douglas B.; Anderson, Dave M.; Belzer, David B.; Cort, Katherine A.; Dirks, James A.; Hostick, Donna J.
2004-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
The requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 mandate the reporting of outcomes expected to result from programs of the Federal government. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) develops official metrics for its 11 major programs using its Office of Planning, Budget Formulation, and Analysis (OPBFA). OPBFA conducts an annual integrated modeling analysis to produce estimates of the energy, environmental, and financial benefits expected from EERE’s budget request. Two of EERE’s major programs include the Building Technologies Program (BT) and Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) supports the OPBFA effort by developing the program characterizations and other market information affecting these programs that is necessary to provide input to the EERE integrated modeling analysis. Throughout the report we refer to these programs as “buildings-related” programs, because the approach is not limited in application to BT or WIP. To adequately support OPBFA in the development of official GPRA metrics, PNNL communicates with the various activities and projects in BT and WIP to determine how best to characterize their activities planned for the upcoming budget request. PNNL then analyzes these projects to determine what the results of the characterizations would imply for energy markets, technology markets, and consumer behavior. This is accomplished by developing nonintegrated estimates of energy, environmental, and financial benefits (i.e., outcomes) of the technologies and practices expected to result from the budget request. These characterizations and nonintegrated modeling results are provided to OPBFA as inputs to the official benefits estimates developed for the Federal Budget. This report documents the approach and methodology used to estimate future energy, environmental, and financial benefits produced by technologies and practices supported by BT and by WIP. However, the approach is general enough for analysis of buildings-related technologies, independent of any specific program. An overview describes the GPRA process and the models used to estimate energy savings. The body of the document describes the algorithms used and the diffusion curve estimates.
Standard metrics and methods for conducting Avian/wind energy interaction studies
Anderson, R.L. [California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA (United States); Davis, H. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Kendall, W. [National Biological Service, Laurel, MD (United States)] [and others
1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The awareness of the problem of avian fatalities at large scale wind energy developments first emerged in the late 1980`s at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (WRA) in Central California. Observations of dead raptors at the Altamont Pass WRA triggered concern on the part of regulatory agencies, environmental/conservation groups, resource agencies, and wind and electric utility industries. This led the California Energy Commission staff, along with the planning departments of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties, to commission a study of bird mortality at the Altamont Pass WRA. In addition to the Altamont Pass WRA, other studies and observations have established that windplants kill birds. Depending upon the specific factors, this may or may not be a serious problem. The current level of scrutiny and caution exhibited during the permitting of a new windplant development in the United States results in costly delays and studies. This is occurring during a highly competitive period for electrical production companies in the USA. Clarification of the bird fatality issue is needed to bring it into perspective. This means standardizing metrics, defining terms, and recommending methods to be used in addressing or studying wind energy/bird interactions.
Kritcher, A. L.; Town, R.; Bradley, D.; Clark, D.; Spears, B.; Jones, O.; Haan, S.; Springer, P. T.; Lindl, J.; Callahan, D.; Edwards, M. J.; Landen, O. L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551-0808 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551-0808 (United States); Scott, R. H. H. [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)] [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)
2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate yield degradation due to applied low mode P2 and P4 asymmetries in layered inertial confinement fusion implosions. This study has been performed with a large database of >600 2D simulations. We show that low mode radiation induced drive asymmetries can result in significant deviation between the core hot spot shape and the fuel ?R shape at peak compression. In addition, we show that significant residual kinetic energy at peak compression can be induced by these low mode asymmetries. We have developed a metric, which is a function of the hot spot shape, fuel ?R shape, and residual kinetic energy at peak compression, that is well correlated to yield degradation due to low mode shape perturbations. It is shown that the ?R shape and residual kinetic energy cannot, in general, be recovered by inducing counter asymmetries to make the hot core emission symmetric. In addition, we show that the yield degradation due to low mode asymmetries is well correlated to measurements of time dependent shape throughout the entire implosion, including early time shock symmetry and inflight fuel symmetry.
Manfred Requardt; Sisir Roy
2001-02-13T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a kind of pregeometry consisting of a web of overlapping fuzzy lumps which interact with each other. The individual lumps are understood as certain closely entangled subgraphs (cliques) in a dynamically evolving network which, in a certain approximation, can be visualized as a time-dependent random graph. This strand of ideas is merged with another one, deriving from ideas, developed some time ago by Menger et al, that is, the concept of probabilistic- or random metric spaces, representing a natural extension of the metrical continuum into a more microscopic regime. It is our general goal to find a better adapted geometric environment for the description of microphysics. In this sense one may it also view as a dynamical randomisation of the causal-set framework developed by e.g. Sorkin et al. In doing this we incorporate, as a perhaps new aspect, various concepts from fuzzy set theory.
Agelastos, Anthony Michael; Lin, Paul T.
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory each selected a representative simulation code to be used as a performance benchmark for the Trinity Capability Improvement Metric. Sandia selected SIERRA Low Mach Module: Nalu, which is a uid dynamics code that solves many variable-density, acoustically incompressible problems of interest spanning from laminar to turbulent ow regimes, since it is fairly representative of implicit codes that have been developed under ASC. The simulations for this metric were performed on the Cielo Cray XE6 platform during dedicated application time and the chosen case utilized 131,072 Cielo cores to perform a canonical turbulent open jet simulation within an approximately 9-billion-elementunstructured- hexahedral computational mesh. This report will document some of the results from these simulations as well as provide instructions to perform these simulations for comparison.
Boardman, J. Michael
Relations between Points and Subsets Assume given a metric or topological space X and any subset - A of A. We call x an exterior point of A. Since x N, these points never lie in A. They form the exterior exterior 2. x has a neighborhood N with x A Int limit non-empty N - x A. x A Fr limit 3. x has
Spears, B K; Glenzer, S; Edwards, M J; Brandon, S; Clark, D; Town, R; Cerjan, C; Dylla-Spears, R; Mapoles, E; Munro, D; Salmonson, J; Sepke, S; Weber, S; Hatchett, S; Haan, S; Springer, P; Moses, E; Mapoles, E; Munro, D; Salmonson, J; Sepke, S
2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
The National Ignition Campaign (NIC) uses non-igniting 'THD' capsules to study and optimize the hydrodynamic assembly of the fuel without burn. These capsules are designed to simultaneously reduce DT neutron yield and to maintain hydrodynamic similarity with the DT ignition capsule. We will discuss nominal THD performance and the associated experimental observables. We will show the results of large ensembles of numerical simulations of THD and DT implosions and their simulated diagnostic outputs. These simulations cover a broad range of both nominal and off nominal implosions. We will focus on the development of an experimental implosion performance metric called the experimental ignition threshold factor (ITFX). We will discuss the relationship between ITFX and other integrated performance metrics, including the ignition threshold factor (ITF), the generalized Lawson criterion (GLC), and the hot spot pressure (HSP). We will then consider the experimental results of the recent NIC THD campaign. We will show that we can observe the key quantities for producing a measured ITFX and for inferring the other performance metrics. We will discuss trends in the experimental data, improvement in ITFX, and briefly the upcoming tuning campaign aimed at taking the next steps in performance improvement on the path to ignition on NIF.
1 10.4 METRICS FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF WEATHER ON JET ROUTES Jimmy Krozel, Ph.D., and Moein the runway. * Corresponding author address: Jimmy Krozel, Metron Aviation, Advanced Research and Concept
Salvagnini, Elena [UZ Gasthuisberg, Medical Imaging Research Center and Department of Radiology, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium and SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium)] [UZ Gasthuisberg, Medical Imaging Research Center and Department of Radiology, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium and SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium); Bosmans, Hilde; Marshall, Nicholas W. [UZ Gasthuisberg, Medical Imaging Research Center and Department of Radiology, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven (Belgium)] [UZ Gasthuisberg, Medical Imaging Research Center and Department of Radiology, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven (Belgium); Struelens, Lara [SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium)] [SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol (Belgium)
2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: The aim of this paper was to illustrate the value of the new metric effective detective quantum efficiency (eDQE) in relation to more established measures in the optimization process of two digital mammography systems. The following metrics were included for comparison against eDQE: detective quantum efficiency (DQE) of the detector, signal difference to noise ratio (SdNR), and detectability index (d?) calculated using a standard nonprewhitened observer with eye filter.Methods: The two systems investigated were the Siemens MAMMOMAT Inspiration and the Hologic Selenia Dimensions. The presampling modulation transfer function (MTF) required for the eDQE was measured using two geometries: a geometry containing scattered radiation and a low scatter geometry. The eDQE, SdNR, and d? were measured for poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) thicknesses of 20, 40, 60, and 70 mm, with and without the antiscatter grid and for a selection of clinically relevant target/filter (T/F) combinations. Figures of merit (FOMs) were then formed from SdNR and d? using the mean glandular dose as the factor to express detriment. Detector DQE was measured at energies covering the range of typical clinically used spectra.Results: The MTF measured in the presence of scattered radiation showed a large drop at low spatial frequency compared to the low scatter method and led to a corresponding reduction in eDQE. The eDQE for the Siemens system at 1 mm{sup ?1} ranged between 0.15 and 0.27, depending on T/F and grid setting. For the Hologic system, eDQE at 1 mm{sup ?1} varied from 0.15 to 0.32, again depending on T/F and grid setting. The eDQE results for both systems showed that the grid increased the system efficiency for PMMA thicknesses of 40 mm and above but showed only small sensitivity to T/F setting. While results of the SdNR and d? based FOMs confirmed the eDQE grid position results, they were also more specific in terms of T/F selection. For the Siemens system at 20 mm PMMA, the FOMs indicated Mo/Mo (grid out) as optimal while W/Rh (grid in) was the optimal configuration at 40, 60, and 70 mm PMMA. For the Hologic, the FOMs pointed to W/Rh (grid in) at 20 and 40 mm of PMMA while W/Ag (grid in) gave the highest FOM at 60 and 70 mm PMMA. Finally, DQE at 1 mm{sup ?1} averaged for the four beam qualities studied was 0.44 ± 0.02 and 0.55 ± 0.03 for the Siemens and Hologic detectors, respectively, indicating only a small influence of energy on detector DQE.Conclusions: Both the DQE and eDQE data showed only a small sensitivity to T/F setting for these two systems. The eDQE showed clear preferences in terms of scatter reduction, being highest for the grid-in geometry for PMMA thicknesses of 40 mm and above. The SdNR and d? based figures of merit, which contain additional weighting for contrast and dose, pointed to specific T/F settings for both systems.
Group-Theoretical Quantization of 2+1 Geavity in the Metric-Torus Sector
P. Hajicek
1997-05-29T23:59:59.000Z
A symmetry based quantization method of reparametrization invariant systems is described; it will work for all systems that possess complete sets of perennials whose Lie algebras close and which generate a sufficiently large symmetry groups. The construction leads to a quantum theory including a Hilbert space, a complete system of operator observables and a unitary time evolution. The method is applied to the 2+1 gravity. The paper is restricted to the metric-torus sector, zero cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ and it makes strong use of the so-called homogeneous gauge; the chosen algebra of perennials is that due to Martin. Two frequent problems are tackled. First, the Lie algebra of perennials does not generate a group of symmetries. The notion of group completion of a reparametrization invariant system is introduced so that the group does act; the group completion of the physical phase space of our model is shown to add only some limit points to it so that the ranges of observables are not unduly changed. Second, a relatively large number of relations between observables exists; they are transferred to the quantum theory by the well-known methods due to Kostant and Kirillov. In this way, a uniqueness of the physical representation of some extension of Martin's algebra is shown. The Hamiltonian is defined by a systematic procedure due to Dirac; for the torus sector, the result coincides with that by Moncrief. The construction may be extensible to higher genera and non-zero $\\Lambda$ of the 2+1 gravity, because some complete sets of perennials are well-known and there are no obstructions to the closure of the algebra.
New Pathways and Metrics for Enhanced, Reversible Hydrogen Storage in Boron-Doped Carbon Nanospaces
Pfeifer, Peter [University of Missouri; Wexler, Carlos [University of Missouri; Hawthorne, M. Frederick [University of Missouri; Lee, Mark W. [University of Missouri; Jalistegi, Satish S. [University of Missouri
2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z
This project, since its start in 2007—entitled “Networks of boron-doped carbon nanopores for low-pressure reversible hydrogen storage” (2007-10) and “New pathways and metrics for enhanced, reversible hydrogen storage in boron-doped carbon nanospaces” (2010-13)—is in support of the DOE's National Hydrogen Storage Project, as part of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program’s comprehensive efforts to enable the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in diverse sectors of the economy. Hydrogen storage is widely recognized as a critical enabling technology for the successful commercialization and market acceptance of hydrogen powered vehicles. Storing sufficient hydrogen on board a wide range of vehicle platforms, at energy densities comparable to gasoline, without compromising passenger or cargo space, remains an outstanding technical challenge. Of the main three thrust areas in 2007—metal hydrides, chemical hydrogen storage, and sorption-based hydrogen storage—sorption-based storage, i.e., storage of molecular hydrogen by adsorption on high-surface-area materials (carbons, metal-organic frameworks, and other porous organic networks), has emerged as the most promising path toward achieving the 2017 DOE storage targets of 0.055 kg H2/kg system (“5.5 wt%”) and 0.040 kg H2/liter system. The objective of the project is to develop high-surface-area carbon materials that are boron-doped by incorporation of boron into the carbon lattice at the outset, i.e., during the synthesis of the material. The rationale for boron-doping is the prediction that boron atoms in carbon will raise the binding energy of hydro- gen from 4-5 kJ/mol on the undoped surface to 10-14 kJ/mol on a doped surface, and accordingly the hydro- gen storage capacity of the material. The mechanism for the increase in binding energy is electron donation from H2 to electron-deficient B atoms, in the form of sp2 boron-carbon bonds. Our team is proud to have demonstrated the predicted increase in binding energy experimentally, currently at ~10 kJ/mol. The synthetic route for incorporation of boron at the outset is to create appropriately designed copoly- mers, with a boron-free and a boron-carrying monomer, followed by pyrolysis of the polymer, yielding a bo- ron-substituted carbon scaffold in which boron atoms are bonded to carbon atoms by synthesis. This is in contrast to a second route (funded by DE-FG36-08GO18142) in which first high-surface area carbon is cre- ated and doped by surface vapor deposition of boron, with incorporation of the boron into the lattice the final step of the fabrication. The challenge in the first route is to create high surface areas without compromising sp2 boron-carbon bonds. The challenge in the second route is to create sp2 boron-carbon bonds without com- promising high surface areas.
Taasevigen, Danny J.
2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
This document is a user's guide for the Energy Charting and Metrics Tool to facilitate the examination of energy information from buildings, reducing the time spent analyzing trend and utility meter data. This user guide was generated to help pre-process data with the intention of utilizing the Energy Charting and Metrics (ECAM) tool to improve building operational efficiency. There are numerous occasions when the metered data that is received from the building automation system (BAS) isn't in the right format acceptable for ECAM. This includes, but isn't limited to, cases such as inconsistent time-stamps for the trends (e.g., each trend has its own time-stamp), data with holes (e.g., some time-stamps have data and others are missing data), each point in the BAS is trended and exported into an individual .csv or .txt file, the time-stamp is unrecognizable by ECAM, etc. After reading through this user guide, the user should be able to pre-process all data files and be ready to use this data in ECAM to improve their building operational efficiency.
Sawa Manoff
2003-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
The notion of null (isotropic) vector field is considered in spaces with affine connections and metrics as models of space or space-time. On its basis the propagation of signals in space-time is considered. The Doppler effect is generalized for these types of spaces. The notions of standard (longitudinal) Doppler effect and transversal Doppler effect are introduced. On their grounds, the Hubble effect and the aberration effect appear as Doppler effects with explicit forms of the centrifugal (centripetal) and Coriolis velocity vector fields in spaces with affine connections and metrics. The upper limit of the value of the general observed shift parameter z, generated by both the effects, based on the Doppler effects, is found to be z = 1.41. Doppler's effects, Hubble's effect, and aberration's effect could be used in mechanics of continuous media and in other classical field theories in the same way as the standard Doppler effect is used in classical and relativistic mechanics. PACS numbers: 04.20.Cv; 04.50.+h; 04.40.b; 04.90.+e; 83.10.Bb
Guillermo F. Rubilar; Yuri N. Obukhov; Friedrich W. Hehl
2002-03-25T23:59:59.000Z
We study the {\\em propagation of electromagnetic waves} in a spacetime devoid of a metric but equipped with a {\\em linear} electromagnetic spacetime relation $H\\sim\\chi\\cdot F$. Here $H$ is the electromagnetic excitation $({\\cal D},{\\cal H})$ and $F$ the field strength $(E,B)$, whereas $\\chi$ (36 independent components) characterizes the electromagnetic permittivity/permeability of spacetime. We derive analytically the corresponding Fresnel equation and show that it is always quartic in the wave covectors. We study the `Fresnel tensor density' ${\\cal G}^{ijkl}$ as (cubic) function of $\\chi$ and identify the leading part of $\\chi$ (20 components) as indispensable for light propagation. Upon requiring electric/magnetic reciprocity of the spacetime relation, the leading part of $\\chi$ induces the {\\em light cone} structure of spacetime (9 components), i.e., the spacetime metric up to a function. The possible existence of an Abelian {\\em axion} field (1 component of $\\chi$) and/or of a {\\em skewon} field (15 components) and their effect on light propagation is discussed in some detail. The newly introduced skewon field is expected to be T-odd and related to dissipation.
Jenne, S.; Young, K. R.; Thorsteinsson, H.
2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) provides RD&D funding for geothermal exploration technologies with the goal of lowering the risks and costs of geothermal development and exploration. In 2012, NREL was tasked with developing a metric to measure the impacts of this RD&D funding on the cost and time required for exploration activities. The development of this metric included collecting cost and time data for exploration techniques, creating a baseline suite of exploration techniques to which future exploration and cost and time improvements could be compared, and developing an online tool for graphically showing potential project impacts (all available at http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Geothermal). The conference paper describes the methodology used to define the baseline exploration suite of techniques (baseline), as well as the approach that was used to create the cost and time data set that populates the baseline. The resulting product, an online tool for measuring impact, and the aggregated cost and time data are available on the Open EI website for public access (http://en.openei.org).
Bolliet, B; Stahl, C; Linsefors, L; Barrau, A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Loop quantum cosmology tries to capture the main ideas of loop quantum gravity and to apply them to the Universe as a whole. Two main approaches within this framework have been considered to date for the study of cosmological perturbations: the dressed metric approach and the deformed algebra approach. They both have advantages and drawbacks. In this article, we accurately compare their predictions. In particular, we compute the associated primordial tensor power spectra. We show -- numerically and analytically -- that the large scale behavior is similar for both approaches and compatible with the usual prediction of general relativity. The small scale behavior is, the other way round, drastically different. Most importantly, we show that in a range of wavenumbers explicitly calculated, both approaches do agree on predictions that, in addition, differ from standard general relativity and do not depend on unknown parameters. These features of the power spectrum at intermediate scales might constitute a univers...
46 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1996, clays were produced in most States except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont. Together, these firms operated about 820 mines. Estimated value of all marketable clay produced was about
50 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1999, clays were produced in most States except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. A total of 238 companies operated approximately 700 clay pits or quarries. The leading 20 firms
46 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1997, clays were produced in most States except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, these firms operated approximately 739 mines. The estimated value of all marketable clay produced was about $1
44 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1995, clays, these firms operated about 983 mines. Estimated value of all marketable clay produced was about $1.8 billion. Major domestic uses for specific clays were estimated as follows: kaolin--55% paper, 8% kiln furniture
46 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 2000, clays were produced in all States except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. A total of 233 companies operated approximately 650 clay pits or quarries
50 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1998, clays were produced in most States except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, Rhode clay produced was about $2.14 billion. Major domestic uses for specific clays were estimated as follows
. 18.5% ad val. Unwrought (other than aluminum alloys) 7601.10.6000 Free 11.0% ad val. Waste and scrap18 ALUMINUM1 (Data in thousand metric tons of metal, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1996, 13 companies operated 22 primary aluminum reduction plants. Montana, Oregon
. Unwrought (other than aluminum alloys) 7601.10.6000 Free. Waste and scrap 7602.00.0000 Free. Depletion20 ALUMINUM1 (Data in thousand metric tons of metal unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 2004, 6 companies operated 14 primary aluminum reduction plants; 6 smelters continued
.10.3000 2.6% ad val. Unwrought (other than aluminum alloys) 7601.10.6000 Free. Waste and scrap 760222 ALUMINUM1 (Data in thousand metric tons of metal, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1999, 12 companies operated 23 primary aluminum reduction plants. Montana, Oregon
coils) 7601.10.3000 2.6% ad val. Unwrought (other than aluminum alloys) 7601.10.6000 Free. Waste20 ALUMINUM1 (Data in thousand metric tons of metal, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 2001, 12 companies operated 23 primary aluminum reduction plants. The 11 smelters east
. Unwrought (other than aluminum alloys) 7601.10.6000 Free. Waste and scrap 7602.00.0000 Free. Depletion, prices in the aluminum scrap and secondary aluminum alloy markets fluctuated through September but closed20 ALUMINUM1 (Data in thousand metric tons of metal, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production
Comparison of isotropic elasto-plastic models for the plastic metric tensor $C_p=F_p^T\\, F_p$
Patrizio Neff; Ionel-Dumitrel Ghiba
2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss in detail existing isotropic elasto-plastic models based on 6-dimensional flow rules for the positive definite plastic metric tensor $C_p=F_p^T\\, F_p$ and highlight their properties and interconnections. We show that seemingly different models are equivalent in the isotropic case.
186 ZINC (Data in thousand metric tons of zinc content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production accounted for about 80% of total U.S. production. Two primary and 12 large- and medium-sized secondary, and rubber industries. Major coproducts of zinc mining and smelting, in order of decreasing tonnage, were
188 ZINC (Data in thousand metric tons of zinc content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production three-fourths of total U.S. production. Two primary and 12 large- and medium-sized secondary smelters uses. Zinc compounds and dust were used principally by the agriculture, chemical, paint, and rubber
190 ZINC (Data in thousand metric tons of zinc content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production% of production. Two primary and 13 large- and medium-sized secondary smelters refined zinc metal of commercial principally by the agriculture, chemical, paint, and rubber industries. Major coproducts of zinc mining
188 ZINC (Data in thousand metric tons of zinc content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production% of total U.S. production. Two primary and 12 large- and medium-sized secondary smelters refined zinc metal were used principally by the agriculture, chemical, paint, and rubber industries. Major coproducts
Copeland, Alex [DOE JGI]; Brown, C Titus [Michigan State University
2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z
DOE JGI's Alex Copeland on "DOE JGI Quality Metrics" and Michigan State University's C. Titus Brown on "Approaches to Scaling and Improving Metagenome Assembly" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.
94 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The only commercially active lithium mine in the United States was a brine operation in Nevada. The mine's production capacity was expanded in 2012, and a new lithium hydroxide plant opened in North
100 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Chile was the largest lithium chemical producer in the world; Argentina, China, Russia, and the United States were large producers also. Australia, Canada, and Zimbabwe were major producers of lithium
98 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Chile was the largest lithium chemical producer in the world; Argentina, China, Russia, and the United States were large producers also. Australia, Canada, and Zimbabwe were major producers of lithium
100 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Chile was the leading lithium chemical producer in the world; Argentina, China, Russia, and the United States also were major producers. Australia, Canada, and Zimbabwe were major producers of lithium
96 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Chile was the largest lithium chemical producer in the world; Argentina, China, Russia, and the United States were large producers also. Australia, Canada, and Zimbabwe were major producers of lithium
98 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Chile was the leading lithium chemical producer in the world; Argentina, China, Russia, and the United States also were major producers. Australia, Canada, and Zimbabwe were major producers of lithium
94 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The only commercially active lithium mine operating in the United States was a brine operation in Nevada. Two companies produced a large array of downstream lithium compounds in the United States from
44 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 2009, clay and shale production was reported in 41 States. About 190 companies operated approximately 830% drilling mud, 17% foundry sand bond, 14% iron ore pelletizing, and 20% other uses; common clay--57% brick
46 CLAYS (Data in thousand metric tons unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 2008, clay and shale production was reported in 41 States. About 190 companies operated approximately 830% drilling mud, 17% foundry sand bond, 14% iron ore pelletizing, and 20% other uses; common clay--57% brick
were exported to Canada for processing. Two companies, one in New York and the other in Rhode Island gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells require approximately 50 metric tons of indium to produce 1 gigawatt of solar power. Research was underway to develop a low-cost manufacturing process for flexible CIGS solar
, but growing through the recycling of lithium batteries. Import Sources (1994-97): Chile, 96%; and other, 4 lithium salts from battery recycling and lithium hydroxide monohydrate from former Department of Energy102 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of contained lithium, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production
48 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production. Stainless- and heat-resisting-steel producers were the leading consumers of ferrochromium. Superalloys require chromium. The value of chromium material consumption was about $408 million as measured
44 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight, unless otherwise noted) Domestic chromium chemicals and chromite-containing refractories, respectively. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal was predominantly for the production of stainless and heat-resisting steel and superalloys
48 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight, unless otherwise noted) Domestic chromium chemicals, chromium ferroalloys, and chromite-containing refractories, respectively. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal by end use was: stainless and heat-resisting steel, 76%; full-alloy steel, 8
46 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight, unless otherwise noted) Domestic chromium chemicals and chromite-containing refractories, respectively. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal was predominantly for the production of stainless and heat-resisting steel and superalloys
48 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production. Imported chromite was consumed by one chemical firm to produce chromium chemicals. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal was predominantly for the production of stainless and heat-resisting steel
42 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production- and heat-resisting-steel producers were the leading consumers of ferrochromium. Superalloys require chromium. The value of chromium material consumption in 2010 was $883 million as measured by the value
42 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and chromium metal. Stainless- and heat-resisting-steel producers were the leading consumers of ferrochromium. Superalloys require chromium. The value of chromium material consumption in 2008 was $1,283 million
48 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight, unless otherwise noted) Domestic and chromite-containing refractories, respectively. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal was predominantly for the production of stainless and heat-resisting steel and superalloys, respectively. The value
42 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production company produced chromium metal. Stainless- and heat-resisting-steel producers were the leading consumers of ferrochromium. Superalloys require chromium. The value of chromium material consumption in 2011 was $1
46 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production. Imported chromite was consumed by one chemical firm to produce chromium chemicals. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal was predominantly for the production of stainless and heat-resisting steel
44 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight, unless otherwise noted) Domestic chromium chemicals, chromium ferroalloys, and chromite-containing refractories, respectively. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal by end use was: stainless and heat-resisting steel, 74%; full-alloy steel
42 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production- and heat-resisting-steel producers were the leading consumers of ferrochromium. Superalloys require chromium. The value of chromium material consumption in 2009 was $358 million as measured by the value
44 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons gross weight unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production. Stainless- and heat-resisting-steel producers were the leading consumers of ferrochromium. Superalloys require chromium. The value of chromium material consumption in 2007 was $548 million as measured
44 CHROMIUM (Data in thousand metric tons, gross weight, unless otherwise noted) Domestic chromium chemicals, chromium ferroalloys, and chromite-containing refractories, respectively. Consumption of chromium ferroalloys and metal by end use was: stainless and heat-resisting steel, 68%; full-alloy steel, 8
Robert A. Herrmann
2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, the modern theory of infinitesimals is applied to the General Relativity metric dS and its geometric and physical meanings are rigorously investigated. Employing results obtained via the time-dependent Schrodinger equation, gravitational time-dilation expressions are obtained and are shown to be caused by gravitationally altered photon interactions with atomic structures.
182 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production in a significant decrease in mine production. The amount of tungsten concentrates remaining in stockpiles in China for the tungsten industry. Once the stockpiles are depleted, world mine production will have to increase to meet
178 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 43%; Germany, 11%; Canada,630 1,450 Events, Trends, and Issues: World tungsten supply was dominated by Chinese production
176 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 45,200 3,630 1,610 Events, Trends, and Issues: World tungsten supply was dominated by Chinese production
176 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production. Import Sources (200609): Tungsten contained in ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, Trends, and Issues: World tungsten supply is dominated by Chinese production and exports. China
184 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1998, little if any tungsten concentrate was produced from U.S. mines. Approximately 10 companies in the United States processed tungsten concentrates, ammonium paratungstate, tungsten oxide, and
176 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production. Import Sources (2005-08): Tungsten contained in ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, and Issues: World tungsten supply was dominated by Chinese production and exports. China's Government limited
182 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 43%; Canada, 16%; Germany, 9 by Chinese production and exports. China's Government restricted the amounts of tungsten that could
182 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last recorded production of tungsten concentrates in the United States was in 1994 of ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste
178 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last recorded production of tungsten concentrates in the United States was in 1994. In 2000, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 39%; Russia, 21
174 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 45,100 2,300 2,240 Events, Trends, and Issues: World tungsten supply was dominated by Chinese production
176 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production (200710): Tungsten contained in ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, wrought: World tungsten supply is dominated by Chinese production and exports. China's Government regulates its
Bodnarczuk, M.
1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Industrial R&D laboratories have been surprisingly successful in developing performance objectives and metrics that convincingly show that planning, management, and improvement techniques can be value-added to the actual output of R&D organizations. In this paper, I will discuss the more difficult case of developing analogous constructs for DOE-funded non-nuclear, non-weapons basic research, or as I will refer to it - basic experimental science. Unlike most industrial R&D or the bulk of applied science performed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the purpose of basic experimental science is producing new knowledge (usually published in professional journals) that has no immediate application to the first link (the R) of a planned R&D chain. Consequently, performance objectives and metrics are far more difficult to define. My claim is that if one can successfully define metrics for evaluating and improving DOE-funded basic experimental science (which is the most difficult case), then defining such constructs for DOE-funded applied science should be much less problematic. With the publication of the DOE Standard - Implementation Guide for Quality Assurance Programs for Basic and Applied Research (DOE-ER-STD-6001-92) and the development of a conceptual framework for integrating all the DOE orders, we need to move aggressively toward the threefold next phase: (1) focusing the management elements found in DOE-ER-STD-6001-92 on the main output of national laboratories - the experimental science itself; (2) developing clearer definitions of basic experimental science as practice not just knowledge; and (3) understanding the relationship between the metrics that scientists use for evaluating the performance of DOE-funded basic experimental science, the management elements of DOE-ER-STD-6001-92, and the notion of continuous improvement.
Kryanev, A. V.; Udumyan, D. K. [National Research Nuclear University “MEPHI,” (Russian Federation); Kurchenkov, A. Yu., E-mail: s327@vver.kiae.ru; Gagarinskiy, A. A. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
Problems associated with determining the power distribution in the VVER-440 core on the basis of a neutron-physics calculation and data from in-core monitors are considered. A new mathematical scheme is proposed for this on the basis of a metric analysis. In relation to the existing mathematical schemes, the scheme in question improves the accuracy and reliability of the resulting power distribution.
Nelms, Benjamin E. [Canis Lupus LLC, Merrimac, Wisconsin 53561 (United States)] [Canis Lupus LLC, Merrimac, Wisconsin 53561 (United States); Chan, Maria F. [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 (United States)] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 (United States); Jarry, Geneviève; Lemire, Matthieu [Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, QC H1T 2M4 (Canada)] [Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, QC H1T 2M4 (Canada); Lowden, John [Indiana University Health - Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana 46526 (United States)] [Indiana University Health - Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana 46526 (United States); Hampton, Carnell [Levine Cancer Institute/Carolinas Medical Center, Concord, North Carolina 28025 (United States)] [Levine Cancer Institute/Carolinas Medical Center, Concord, North Carolina 28025 (United States); Feygelman, Vladimir [Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States)] [Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 (United States)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: This study (1) examines a variety of real-world cases where systematic errors were not detected by widely accepted methods for IMRT/VMAT dosimetric accuracy evaluation, and (2) drills-down to identify failure modes and their corresponding means for detection, diagnosis, and mitigation. The primary goal of detailing these case studies is to explore different, more sensitive methods and metrics that could be used more effectively for evaluating accuracy of dose algorithms, delivery systems, and QA devices.Methods: The authors present seven real-world case studies representing a variety of combinations of the treatment planning system (TPS), linac, delivery modality, and systematic error type. These case studies are typical to what might be used as part of an IMRT or VMAT commissioning test suite, varying in complexity. Each case study is analyzed according to TG-119 instructions for gamma passing rates and action levels for per-beam and/or composite plan dosimetric QA. Then, each case study is analyzed in-depth with advanced diagnostic methods (dose profile examination, EPID-based measurements, dose difference pattern analysis, 3D measurement-guided dose reconstruction, and dose grid inspection) and more sensitive metrics (2% local normalization/2 mm DTA and estimated DVH comparisons).Results: For these case studies, the conventional 3%/3 mm gamma passing rates exceeded 99% for IMRT per-beam analyses and ranged from 93.9% to 100% for composite plan dose analysis, well above the TG-119 action levels of 90% and 88%, respectively. However, all cases had systematic errors that were detected only by using advanced diagnostic techniques and more sensitive metrics. The systematic errors caused variable but noteworthy impact, including estimated target dose coverage loss of up to 5.5% and local dose deviations up to 31.5%. Types of errors included TPS model settings, algorithm limitations, and modeling and alignment of QA phantoms in the TPS. Most of the errors were correctable after detection and diagnosis, and the uncorrectable errors provided useful information about system limitations, which is another key element of system commissioning.Conclusions: Many forms of relevant systematic errors can go undetected when the currently prevalent metrics for IMRT/VMAT commissioning are used. If alternative methods and metrics are used instead of (or in addition to) the conventional metrics, these errors are more likely to be detected, and only once they are detected can they be properly diagnosed and rooted out of the system. Removing systematic errors should be a goal not only of commissioning by the end users but also product validation by the manufacturers. For any systematic errors that cannot be removed, detecting and quantifying them is important as it will help the physicist understand the limits of the system and work with the manufacturer on improvements. In summary, IMRT and VMAT commissioning, along with product validation, would benefit from the retirement of the 3%/3 mm passing rates as a primary metric of performance, and the adoption instead of tighter tolerances, more diligent diagnostics, and more thorough analysis.
Variable buoyancy system metric
Jensen, Harold Franklin
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Over the past 20 years, underwater vehicle technology has undergone drastic improvements, and vehicles are quickly gaining popularity as a tool for numerous oceanographic tasks. Systems used on the vehicle to alter buoyancy, ...
Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing
Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David A.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
global warming potential) associated with a kWh of electricityGlobal Warming Potential (g CO2eq/kg) GHG Data: UNFCCC (2005), Electricity
Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing
Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David A.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
?Investment EnergyUse LC?Investment Oil Scarcity Global TimeInvestment Understand time remaining until known stocks of oil
Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing
Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
climate change, non-renewable resource consumption, andmetrics for non-renewable resources is an area re- quiringwith using non-renewable resources is by cal- culating the
Newtonian Lorentz Metric Spaces
Costea, Serban
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper studies Newtonian Sobolev-Lorentz spaces. We prove that these spaces are Banach. We also study the global p,q-capacity and the p,q-modulus of families of rectifiable curves. Under some additional assumptions (that is, the space carries a doubling measure and a weak Poincare inequality) and some restrictions on q, we show that the Lipschitz functions are dense in those spaces. Moreover, in the same setting we also show that the p,q-capacity is Choquet provided that q is strictly greater than 1. We provide a counterexample for the density result of Lipschitz functions in the Euclidean setting.
The Mixmaster cosmological metrics
Charles W. Misner
1994-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
This paper begins with a short presentation of the Bianchi IX or ``Mixmaster'' cosmological model, and some ways of writing the Einstein equations for it. There is then an interlude describing how I came to a study of this model, and then a report of some mostly unpublished work from a Ph.\\ D. thesis of D. M. (Prakash) Chitre relating approximate solutions to geodesic flows on finite volume negative curvature Riemannian manifolds, for which he could quote results on ergodicity. A final section restates studies of a zero measure set of solutions which in first approximation appear to have only a finite number of Kasner epochs before reaching the singularity. One finds no plausible case for such behavior in better approximations.
Fire Protection Program Metrics
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Presenter: Perry E. D ’Antonio, P.E., Acting Sr. Manager, Fire Protection - Sandia National Laboratories
Singer, Jeremy
of the module. A ÓÒØÖÓÐ ÐÓÛ Ö Ô is a directed graph with a single entry node and a single exit node. For each node N in the graph there is a path from the entry node to N and a path from N to the exit node. #12 with a single entry node and a single exit node. For each node N in the graph there is a path from the entry
Schuchmann, Mark
2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
the goal of this project was to determine the optimum moisture levels for biomass processing for pellets commercially, by correlating data taken from numerous points in the process, and across several different feedstock materials produced and harvested using a variety of different management practices. This was to be done by correlating energy consumption and material through put rates with the moisture content of incoming biomass ( corn & wheat stubble, native grasses, weeds, & grass straws), and the quality of the final pellet product.This project disseminated the data through a public website, and answering questions form universities across Missouri that are engaged in biomass conversion technologies. Student interns from a local university were employed to help collect data, which enabled them to learn firsthand about biomass processing.
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ARM - 2006 Performance Metrics
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ARM - 2009 Performance Metrics
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Kothe, Douglas B [ORNL; Roche, Kenneth J [ORNL; Kendall, Ricky A [ORNL
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Joule Software Metric for Computational Effectiveness is established by Public Authorizations PL 95-91, Department of Energy Organization Act, and PL 103-62, Government Performance and Results Act. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) oversees the preparation and administration of the President s budget; evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures; assesses competing funding demands across agencies; and sets the funding priorities for the federal government. The OMB has the power of audit and exercises this right annually for each federal agency. According to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), federal agencies are required to develop three planning and performance documents: 1.Strategic Plan: a broad, 3 year outlook; 2.Annual Performance Plan: a focused, 1 year outlook of annual goals and objectives that is reflected in the annual budget request (What results can the agency deliver as part of its public funding?); and 3.Performance and Accountability Report: an annual report that details the previous fiscal year performance (What results did the agency produce in return for its public funding?). OMB uses its Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) to perform evaluations. PART has seven worksheets for seven types of agency functions. The function of Research and Development (R&D) programs is included. R&D programs are assessed on the following criteria: Does the R&D program perform a clear role? Has the program set valid long term and annual goals? Is the program well managed? Is the program achieving the results set forth in its GPRA documents? In Fiscal Year (FY) 2003, the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC-1) worked directly with OMB to come to a consensus on an appropriate set of performance measures consistent with PART requirements. The scientific performance expectations of these requirements reach the scope of work conducted at the DOE national laboratories. The Joule system emerged from this interaction. Joule enables the chief financial officer and senior DOE management to track annual performance on a quarterly basis. Joule scores are reported as success, goal met (green light in PART), mixed results, goal partially met (yellow light in PART), and unsatisfactory, goal not met (red light in PART). Joule links the DOE strategic plan to the underlying base program targets.
Li, Xinhua; Zhang, Da; Liu, Bob [Division of Diagnostic Imaging Physics and Webster Center for Advanced Research and Education in Radiation, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States)] [Division of Diagnostic Imaging Physics and Webster Center for Advanced Research and Education in Radiation, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: AAPM Task Group 111 proposed to measure the equilibrium dose-pitch product D-caret{sub eq} for scan modes involving table translation and the midpoint dose D{sub L}(0) for stationary-table modes on the central and peripheral axes of sufficiently long (e.g., at least 40 cm) phantoms. This paper presents an alternative approach to calculate both metrics using the measurements of scanning the standard computed tomographic (CT) dosimetry phantoms on CT scanners.Methods: D-caret{sub eq} was calculated from CTDI{sub 100} and ?(CTDI{sub 100}) (CTDI{sub 100} efficiency), and D{sub L}(0) was calculated from D-caret{sub eq} and the approach to equilibrium function H(L) =D{sub L}(0)/D{sub eq}, where D{sub eq} was the equilibrium dose. CTDI{sub 100} may be directly obtained from several sources (such as medical physicist's CT scanner performance evaluation or the IMPACT CT patient dosimetry calculator), or be derived from CTDI{sub Vol} using the central to peripheral CTDI{sub 100} ratio (R{sub 100}). The authors have provided the required ?(CTDI{sub 100}) and H(L) data in two previous papers [X. Li, D. Zhang, and B. Liu, Med. Phys. 39, 901–905 (2012); and ibid. 40, 031903 (10pp.) (2013)]. R{sub 100} was assessed for a series of GE, Siemens, Philips, and Toshiba CT scanners with multiple settings of scan field of view, tube voltage, and bowtie filter.Results: The calculated D{sub L}(0) and D{sub L}(0)/D{sub eq} in PMMA and water cylinders were consistent with the measurements on two GE CT scanners (LightSpeed 16 and VCT) by Dixon and Ballard [Med. Phys. 34, 3399–3413 (2007)], the measurements on a Siemens CT scanner (SOMATOM Spirit Power) by Descamps et al. [J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 13, 293–302 (2012)], and the Monte Carlo simulations by Boone [Med. Phys. 36, 4547–4554 (2009)].Conclusions: D-caret{sub eq} and D{sub L}(0) can be calculated using the alternative approach. The authors have provided the required ?(CTDI{sub 100}) and H(L) data in two previous papers. R{sub 100} is presented for a majority of multidetector CT scanners currently on the market, and can be easily assessed for other CT scanners or operating conditions not covered in this study. The central to peripheral D{sub eq} ratio is about 1.50 and 1.12 times of R{sub 100} for the 32- and 16-cm diameter PMMA phantom, respectively.
García-Diaz, Alberto A. [Departamento de Física, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Apdo. Postal 14-740, 07000 México DF, México. and Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Apdo. (Mexico)
2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z
Using the Schwarzschild coordinate frame for a static cyclic symmetric metric in 2+1 gravity coupled minimally to a dilaton logarithmically depending on the radial coordinate in the presence of an exponential potential, by solving first order linear Einstein equations, the general solution is derived and it is identified with the Chan–Mann dilaton solution. In these coordinates, a new stationary dilaton solution is obtained; it does not allow for a de Sitter–Anti-de Sitter limit at spatial infinity, where its structural functions increase indefinitely. On the other hand, it is horizonless and allows for a naked singularity at the origin of coordinates; moreover, one can identify at a large radial coordinate a (quasi-local) mass parameter and in the whole space a constant angular momentum. Via a general SL(2,R)–transformation, applied on the static cyclic symmetric metric, a family of stationary dilaton solutions has been generated. A particular SL(2,R)–transformation is identified, which gives rise to the rotating Chan–Mann dilaton solution. All the exhibited solutions have been characterized by their quasi-local energy, mass, and momentum through their series expansions at spatial infinity. The algebraic structure of the Ricci–energy-momentum, and Cotton tensors is given explicitly.
Brunner, Claudia C.; Stern, Stanley H.; Chakrabarti, Kish [U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 (United States)] [U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 (United States); Minniti, Ronaldo [National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)] [National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Parry, Marie I. [Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20889 (United States)] [Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20889 (United States); Skopec, Marlene [National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)] [National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To measure radiation absorbed dose and its distribution in an anthropomorphic head phantom under clinically representative scan conditions in three widely used computed tomography (CT) scanners, and to relate those dose values to metrics such as high-contrast resolution, noise, and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in the American College of Radiology CT accreditation phantom.Methods: By inserting optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) in the head of an anthropomorphic phantom specially developed for CT dosimetry (University of Florida, Gainesville), we measured dose with three commonly used scanners (GE Discovery CT750 HD, Siemens Definition, Philips Brilliance 64) at two different clinical sites (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National Institutes of Health). The scanners were set to operate with the same data-acquisition and image-reconstruction protocols as used clinically for typical head scans, respective of the practices of each facility for each scanner. We also analyzed images of the ACR CT accreditation phantom with the corresponding protocols. While the Siemens Definition and the Philips Brilliance protocols utilized only conventional, filtered back-projection (FBP) image-reconstruction methods, the GE Discovery also employed its particular version of an adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) algorithm that can be blended in desired proportions with the FBP algorithm. We did an objective image-metrics analysis evaluating the modulation transfer function (MTF), noise power spectrum (NPS), and CNR for images reconstructed with FBP. For images reconstructed with ASIR, we only analyzed the CNR, since MTF and NPS results are expected to depend on the object for iterative reconstruction algorithms.Results: The OSLD measurements showed that the Siemens Definition and the Philips Brilliance scanners (located at two different clinical facilities) yield average absorbed doses in tissue of 42.6 and 43.1 mGy, respectively. The GE Discovery delivers about the same amount of dose (43.7 mGy) when run under similar operating and image-reconstruction conditions, i.e., without tube current modulation and ASIR. The image-metrics analysis likewise showed that the MTF, NPS, and CNR associated with the reconstructed images are mutually comparable when the three scanners are run with similar settings, and differences can be attributed to different edge-enhancement properties of the applied reconstruction filters. Moreover, when the GE scanner was operated with the facility's scanner settings for routine head exams, which apply 50% ASIR and use only approximately half of the 100%-FBP dose, the CNR of the images showed no significant change. Even though the CNR alone is not sufficient to characterize the image quality and justify any dose reduction claims, it can be useful as a constancy test metric.Conclusions: This work presents a straightforward method to connect direct measurements of CT dose with objective image metrics such as high-contrast resolution, noise, and CNR. It demonstrates that OSLD measurements in an anthropomorphic head phantom allow a realistic and locally precise estimation of magnitude and spatial distribution of dose in tissue delivered during a typical CT head scan. Additional objective analysis of the images of the ACR accreditation phantom can be used to relate the measured doses to high contrast resolution, noise, and CNR.
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Research needs to address ASR challenges
Wythe, Kathy
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
tx H2O | pg. 8 For all its benefits, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) does have some potential challenges that warrant further research and planning, according to scientists and others involved in ASR. In 2005, the National Research... systems to map and analyze major aquifers as part of comprehensive, regional planning efforts.? Dr. Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board?s (TWDB) director of the groundwater resources division, said Texas has the infor- mation to do the 3-D...
190 ZINC (Data in thousand metric tons of zinc content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production U.S. production. One primary and 12 large- and medium-sized secondary smelters refined zinc metal by the agriculture, chemical, paint, and rubber industries. Major coproducts of zinc mining and smelting, in order
188 ZINC (Data in thousand metric tons of zinc content, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use were used principally by the agricultural, chemical, paint, and rubber industries. Major coproducts--United States: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995e Production: Mine, recoverable 518 523 488 570 600 Primary slab zinc 253
94 LITHIUM (Data in metric tons of lithium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The only active lithium carbonate plant in the United States was a brine operation in Nevada. Two companies produced a large array of downstream lithium compounds in the United States from domestic or South
176 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined domestically since 1993. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms used about 92% of the primary tin consumed
170 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 90% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2012. The major uses were as follows
174 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined domestically since 1993. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms used about 80% of the primary tin consumed
180 TIN (Data in metric tons of contained tin, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1998, there was no domestic tin mine production. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms consumed about 85% of the primary tin. The major uses
178 TIN (Data in metric tons of contained tin, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1997, there was no domestic tin mine production. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms consumed about 85% of the primary tin. The major uses
172 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 81% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2006. The major uses were as follows
172 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 86% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2008. The major uses were as follows
176 TIN (Data in metric tons of contained tin, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1999, there was no domestic tin mine production. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms consumed about 97% of the primary tin. The major uses
174 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined domestically since 1993. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms used about 77% of the primary tin consumed
176 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 81% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2005. The major uses were as follows
170 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 84% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2009. The major uses were as follows
178 TIN (Data in metric tons of contained tin, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: In 1996, there was no domestic tin mine production. Production of tin at the only U.S. tin smelter, at Texas City, TX, stopped in 1989. Twenty-five firms consumed about 85% of the primary tin. The major uses
168 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms accounted for about 90% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2013. The major uses for tin
170 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 91% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2010. The major uses were as follows
176 TIN (Data in metric tons of tin content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Tin has not been mined or smelted in the United States since 1993 and 1989, respectively. Twenty-five firms used about 84% of the primary tin consumed domestically in 2007. The major uses were as follows
proprietary data, U.S. boron production and consumption in 2010 were withheld. The leading boron producer standards with respect to heat conservation, which directly correlates to higher consumption of borates32 BORON (Data in thousand metric tons of boric oxide (B2O3) unless otherwise noted) Domestic
178 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last reported U.S. production of tungsten concentrates was in 1994. In 2006, approximately. Import Sources (2002-05): Tungsten contained in ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products
180 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last reported U.S. production of tungsten concentrates was in 1994. In 2003, approximately and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 49
182 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last reported U.S. production of tungsten concentrates was in 1994. In 2005, approximately. Import Sources (2001-04): Tungsten contained in ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products
180 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last recorded U.S. production of tungsten concentrates was in 1994. In 2001, approximately, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 41%; Russia, 21
182 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last reported U.S. production of tungsten concentrates was in 1994. In 2002, approximately, intermediate and primary products, wrought and unwrought tungsten, and waste and scrap: China, 48%; Russia, 16
180 TUNGSTEN (Data in metric tons of tungsten content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The last reported U.S. production of tungsten concentrates was in 1994. In 2004, approximately (2000-03): Tungsten content of ores and concentrates, intermediate and primary products, wrought