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Minimum variance beamforming with soft response constraints  

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Soft constraints on the beamformer response to the signal are examined in the context of minimum variance beamforming. A quadratic constraint on the beamformer weights is used to control the mean-squared error between a desired response and the actual ...

B.D. van Veen

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ALIGNMENT, LEVELING AND DEPLOYMENT CONSTRAINTS  

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Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Crew Deployment Description Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) Crew Deployment and Alignment Central Station Antenna Crew Deployment Description Leveling, Alignment, and Pointing Radioisotope

Rathbun, Julie A.

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The minimum-uncertainty coherent states for Landau levels  

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The Glauber minimum-uncertainty coherent states with two variables for Landau levels, based on the representation of Weyl-Heisenberg algebra by two different modes, have been studied about four decades ago. Here, we introduce new two-variable coherent states with minimum uncertainty relationship for Landau levels in three different methods: the infinite unitary representation of su(1, 1) is realized in two different methods, first, by consecutive levels with the same energy gaps and also with the same value for z-angular momentum quantum number, then, by shifting z-angular momentum mode number by two units while the energy level remaining the same. Besides, for su(2), whether by lowest Landau levels or Landau levels with lowest z-angular momentum, just one finite unitary representation is introduced. Having constructed the generalized Klauder-Perelomov coherent states, for any of the three representations, we obtain their Glauber coherency by displacement operator of Weyl-Heisenberg algebra.

Dehghani, A. [Physics Department, Payame Noor University, P. O. Box 19395-4697 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Fakhri, H. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Tabriz, P. O. Box 51666-16471 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mojaveri, B. [Department of Physics, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, P. O. Box 51745-406 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme Poverty Indicator: Proportion of Population Below Minimum Level of Dietary Energy Consumption  

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Based on the comparison of many current poverty measurement indicators in the world, the report has chosen the most basic ... proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption”.

Qi Zhang; Fei Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH-LEVEL MULTI-STEP INVERTER OPTIMIZATION, USING A MINIMUM NUMBER OF POWER TRANSISTORS.  

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HIGH-LEVEL MULTI-STEP INVERTER OPTIMIZATION, USING A MINIMUM NUMBER OF POWER TRANSISTORS. Juan 56-41-246-999 e-mail lmoran@renoir.die.udec.cl ABSTRACT Multilevel inverters with a large number-5]. Multi-level inverters can operate not only with PWM techniques but also with amplitude modulation (AM

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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Resistance minimum observed at Landau level filling factor ?=1/2 in ultra high magnetic fields  

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We study the magnetotransport near Landau level filling factor ?=1/2 in a gated GaAs-Al0.3Ga0.7As square quantum well (width 35 nm) in magnetic field up to 45 T and in a temperature (T) range between 50 mK and 1.5 K. The longitudinal resistance at ?=1/2, Rxx(?=1/2), exhibits a steep valley that is flanked by a pair of rising resistance peaks in low T. The Rxx(?=1/2) shows nonmonotonous dependence on T, with a minimum resistance reached at T?0.5?K. The concomitant Hall resistance Rxy is not strictly linear with magnetic field and its slope shows a sharp cusp at ?=1/2, indicating a nonclassical Hall effect. The data are characteristic for ultra high field magnetotransport around ?=1/2 in thick, but single-layer, quantum wells.

Jian Zhang; R. R. Du; J. A. Simmons; J. L. Reno

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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PALeo-constraints on SEA-level rise (PALSEA) -a PAGES/IMAGES working group  

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PALeo-constraints on SEA-level rise (PALSEA) - a PAGES/IMAGES working group Coordinators: Mark for the reduction in ice sheets and subsequent rise in sea level over the next century are highly uncertain rise. Interglacial sea levels constrain the global sensitivity of sea-level to radiative forcing. Well

Siddall, Mark

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Geological Constraints on High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal and their Relationship to Possible  

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to Possible Long Term Storage Solutions- A Case Study of the Yucca Mountain Project Teresa Dunn 2013 #12;Dunn systems and geologic composition in the selection and development of a secure, long-term storage facilityDunn 1 Geological Constraints on High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal and their Relationship

Polly, David

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Constraints on minimum electron Lorentz factor and matter content of jets for a sample of bright Fermi blazars  

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We fit the (quasi-)simultaneous multi-waveband spectral energy distributions (SEDs) for a sample of low-synchrotron-peaked (LSP) blazars with a one-zone leptonic model. The seed photons that predominantly come from broad line region (BLR) and infrared (IR) molecular torus are considered respectively in external Compton process. We find that the modeling with IR seed photons is systematically better than that with BLR photons based on a $\\chi^2$ test, which suggest that $\\gamma$-ray emitting region most possibly stay outside the BLR. The minimum electron Lorentz factor, $\\gamma_{\\rm min}$, is constrained from the modeling for these LSP blazars with good soft X-ray data (ranges from 5 to 160 with a median value of 55), which plays a key role in jet power estimation. Assuming one-to-one ratio of proton and electron, we find that the jet power for LSP blazars is systematically higher than that of FR II radio galaxies at given 151 MHz radio luminosity, $L_{\\rm 151MHz}$, even though FR IIs are regarded as same as L...

Kang, Shiju; Wu, Qingwen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal power flow considering fault current level constraints and fault current limiters  

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to present a novel method to dispatch the active generation power properly in the power system while incorporating fault current levels as constraints for the optimization problem. Due to the limited capacity of protective devices such as circuit breakers, allocating active power without considering fault current levels can probably lead to fault currents exceeding the rating of these devices. Hence restricting the fault current levels to an allowable amount while minimizing a specified objective function seems to be necessary. In a number of cases even the appropriate allocation of active power is not able to reduce the fault current levels to the permitted amount therefore using fault current limiters (FCL) is unavoidable. In this paper also a planning scheme is presented for the location and sizing of fault current limiters and the effect of fault current limiters on the objective functions is investigated.

Amirhossein Khazali; Mohsen Kalantar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PUBLISHED ONLINE: 26 JULY 2009 | DOI: 10.1038/NGEO587 Constraints on future sea-level rise from past  

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LETTERS PUBLISHED ONLINE: 26 JULY 2009 | DOI: 10.1038/NGEO587 Constraints on future sea-level rise to project sea-level rise in response to warming climates by the end of the century, especially because­24 cm of sea-level rise during the twentieth century, in agreement with the Fourth Assessment Report

Siddall, Mark

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This is a preprint of the following article, which is available from http://mdolab.engin.umich.edu/content/ multidisciplinary-design-optimization-offshore-wind-turbines-minimum-levelized-cost-energy. The published  

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://mdolab.engin.umich.edu/content/ multidisciplinary-design-optimization-offshore-wind-turbines-minimum-levelized-cost-energy. The published article.A.M. van Kuik. Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbines for Minimum Levelized Cost of Energy. Renewable Energy (In press), 2014 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbines

Papalambros, Panos

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Nearest Neighbor Averaging and its Effect on the Critical Level and Minimum Detectable Concentration for Scanning Radiological Survey Instruments that Perform Facility Release Surveys.  

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Through the SNL New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program, several Sandia engineers worked with the Environmental Restoration Group (ERG) Inc. to verify and validate a novel algorithm used to determine the scanning Critical Level (L c ) and Minimum Detectable Concentration (MDC) (or Minimum Detectable Areal Activity) for the 102F scanning system. Through the use of Monte Carlo statistical simulations the algorithm mathematically demonstrates accuracy in determining the L c and MDC when a nearest-neighbor averaging (NNA) technique was used. To empirically validate this approach, SNL prepared several spiked sources and ran a test with the ERG 102F instrument on a bare concrete floor known to have no radiological contamination other than background naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The tests conclude that the NNA technique increases the sensitivity (decreases the L c and MDC) for high-density data maps that are obtained by scanning radiological survey instruments.

Fournier, Sean Donovan; Beall, Patrick S [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Miller, Mark L.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Williston Basin subsidence and sea level history: Chronological and lithofacies constraints  

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The intent is to use lithofacies information to identify the top-driven components of sediment accumulation-depositional environments, sediments supply, compaction, sediment and water load. Physical carbonate stratigraphy is used to determine sediment accumulation corrections. Physical stratigraphic geometric patterns are used to estimate the original thicknesses of dissolved salts and to determine absolute water depth. Seawater strontium chronostratigraphy constrains the ages and paleo-oceanographic setting of Devonian-Mississippian strata. The measured strontium stratigraphy can be used for correlation, age assignment and diagentic study. Removing sediment compaction, sediment/water load effects and using the newly derived Devonian-Mississippian chronostratigraphy to examine the behavior of the Williston Basin reveals a number of facts. (1) Temporal and spatial variation in the surficial components of sediment accumulation is significant and, unless removed, obscures tectonic subsidence and sea-level change patterns. (2) Both the corrected tectonic subsidence/sea level record and lithofacies patterns of the Devonian Williston Basin show flexural or in-plane stress interference reflecting plate boundary reorganization along the near edge of the Paleozoic North American craton, culminating the Antler orogeny. (3) The tectonic subsidence and sea level change record of the Williston Basin which has been corrected for sediment compaction, water and sediment load, has extremely linear subsidence through time. This is interrupted by changes in global sea level of 100-140 m over 25-35 my and apparent sea level change of 35-60 m over 2-4 my.

Lee Roark, C.K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ILPBased Scheduling with Time and Resource Constraints in High Level Synthesis \\Lambda  

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The scheduling problem in high­level synthesis is con­ cerned with sequencing the operators of a control­ constrained scheduling (RCS) minimizes the number of control steps when the number of FU's are fixed; (2) time­constrained scheduling (TCS) minimizes the number of resources when the number of control steps is fixed. We can also

Walker, Robert A.

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Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions  

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08 08 January 2010 Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions Scott Hempling National Regulatory Research Institute Silver Spring, Maryland Carolyn Elefant The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant Washington, D.C. Karlynn Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado Kevin Porter Exeter Associates, Inc. Golden, Colorado National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-47408 January 2010

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Non-local Higgs actions: Tree-level electroweak constraints and high-energy unitarity  

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We consider electroweak symmetry breaking by a certain class of non-local Higgs sectors. Extending previous studies employing the Mandelstam condition, a straight Wilson line is used to make the Higgs action gauge invariant. We show the unitarization of vector-boson scattering for a wide class of non-local actions, but find that the Wilson-line model leads to tree-level corrections to electroweak precision observables, which restrict the parameter space of the model. We also find that Unhiggs models cannot address the hierarchy problem, once the parameters are expressed in terms of low-energy observables.

M. Beneke; P. Knechtges; A. Mück

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Haemers' Minimum Rank.  

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??Haemers' minimum rank was first defined by Willem Haemers in 1979. He created this graph parameter as an upper bound for the Shannon capacity of… (more)

Tims, Geoff

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Minimum Price Contract  

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A minimum price contract is one of many tools a marketer may use to better manage price and production risk while trying to achieve financial goals and objectives. This publication discusses the advantages and disadvantages involved...

Waller, Mark L.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Welch, Mark; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural constraints for proposed Fort Hancock low-level radioactive waste disposal site (NTP-S34), southern Hudspeth County, Texas  

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Structural complexities reduce the homogeneity necessary for a site characterization model to an unacceptable level for performance assessment for radioactive waste disposal sites. The proposed site lies between the northern, stable Diablo platform and the southern, mobile Mesozoic Chihuahua tectonic belt. Structural movement along this interface has been active for the past 14,000 years. In addition, the area lies along the northern margin of the Permian Marfa basin and the northeastern margin of the deeply faulted Hueco bolson segment of the late Cenozoic Rio Grande rift system. Recent seismic activity with extensive surface rupture in Quitman Canyon (30 mi southeast of the site) is also documented from the 1931 Valentine, Texas, earthquake (6.4 Richter scale). The site is underlain by either a thrust fault or the complex terminus of a Mesozoic thrust fault. This fault is a segment of the continuous thrust sheet extending from exposures in the Sierra Blanc area, 30 mi east (Devil Ridge fault), to the El Paso area west (Rio Grande fault). This segment of the Devil Ridge-Rio Grande thrust is documented by the Haymond Krupp No. 1 Thaxton wildcat drilled at Campogrande Mountain immediately south of the site. The recent rift fault scarp (Campo Grande) immediately south of the Thaxton well has a 17-mi surface trace and is, no doubt, related to the subsurface Clint fault to the west in the El Paso area. An additional complexity is the presence of a monoclinal flexure with a minimum of 900 ft of surface relief (2 mi northeast of NTP-S34). A 4.5-mi, east-west, down-to-the-south normal fault occurs near the top of the monocline with a small associated graben. These complexities seriously compromise the proposed Fort Hancock site.

Lemone, D.V.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating propagators for finite set constraints  

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Ideally, programming propagators as implementations of constraints should be an entirely declarative specification process for a large class of constraints: a high-level declarative specification is automatically translated into an efficient propagator. ...

Guido Tack; Christian Schulte; Gert Smolka

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of Linear Matrix Equations via Nuclear Norm Minimization  

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The affine rank minimization problem consists of finding a matrix of minimum rank that satisfies a given system of linear equality constraints. Such problems have appeared in the literature of a diverse set of fields ...

Recht, Benjamin

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Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors | Department of Energy  

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Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors October 7, 2013 - 11:28am Addthis Section 313 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 raised Federal minimum efficiency standards for general-purpose, single-speed, polyphase induction motors of 1 to 500 horsepower (hp). This new standard took effect in December 2010. The new minimum efficiency levels match FEMP's performance requirement for these motors. As a result of this increase in mandatory minimum standards and combined with the lack of significant availability of motors exceeding these standards, FEMP is suspending the purchasing specification for electric motors. Federal buyers may select for purchase any motor that meets design requirements.

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Video summarization via minimum sparse reconstruction  

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Abstract The rapid growth of video data demands both effective and efficient video summarization methods so that users are empowered to quickly browse and comprehend a large amount of video content. In this paper, we formulate the video summarization task with a novel minimum sparse reconstruction (MSR) problem. That is, the original video sequence can be best reconstructed with as few selected keyframes as possible. Different from the recently proposed convex relaxation based sparse dictionary selection method, our proposed method utilizes the true sparse constraint L0 norm, instead of the relaxed constraint L 2 , 1 norm, such that keyframes are directly selected as a sparse dictionary that can well reconstruct all the video frames. An on-line version is further developed owing to the real-time efficiency of the proposed MSR principle. In addition, a percentage of reconstruction (POR) criterion is proposed to intuitively guide users in obtaining a summary with an appropriate length. Experimental results on two benchmark datasets with various types of videos demonstrate that the proposed methods outperform the state of the art.

Shaohui Mei; Genliang Guan; Zhiyong Wang; Shuai Wan; Mingyi He; David Dagan Feng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Minimum Temperatures  

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Frost resulting from cooling of vegetation by nocturnal radiation is a serious agricultural problem. Because of the number of variables involved attacks on this problem from a purely theoretical point of view have met with only moderate success. It seems logical to suppose that an instrument might be devised which would speed up the natural radiation processes and enable an observer to obtain in a few hours a measure of the cooling which occurs naturally over a period of 12 to 14 hr. Such an instrument could serve as a frost warning device. This paper describes the construction of a radiation device and presents experimental evidence to show that it can be used as a predictor of freezing temperatures at vegetation level.

Francis K. Davis Jr.

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum Gas Service Standards (Ohio)  

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Natural gas companies in Ohio are required to follow the Minimum Gas Service Standards, which are set and enforced by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. These rules are found in chapter 4901...

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Primordial black hole minimum mass  

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In this paper we revisit thermodynamic constraints on primordial black hole (PBH) formation in the early universe. Under the assumption that PBH mass is equal to the cosmological horizon mass, one can use the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to put a lower limit on the PBH mass. In models of PBH formation, however, PBHs are created at some fraction of the horizon mass. We show that this thermodynamic constraint still holds for subhorizon PBH formation.

Chisholm, James R. [Institute for Fundamental Theory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8440 (United States)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of unit commitment constraints on generation expansion planning with renewables  

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Growing use of renewables pushes thermal generators against operating constraints - e.g. ramping, minimum output, and operating reserves - that are traditionally ignored in expansion planning models. We show how including ...

Palmintier, Bryan Stephen

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Soft Constraints for Quality Aspects in Service Oriented Architectures  

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We propose the use of Soft Constraints as a natural way to model Service Oriented Architecture. In the framework, constraints are used to model components and connectors and constraint aggregation is used to represent their interactions. The "quality of a service" is measured and considered when performing queries to service providers. Some examples consist in the levels of cost, performance and availability required by clients. In our framework, the QoS scores are represented by the softness level of the constraint and the measure of complex (web) services is computed by combining the levels of the components.

Bistarelli, Stefano; 10.4204/EPTCS.2.5

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEAT Loan Minimum Standards and Requirements  

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Presents additional resources on loan standards and requirements from Elise Avers' presentation on HEAT Loan Minimum Standards and Requirements.

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Energy Consumption of Minimum Energy Coding in  

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Energy Consumption of Minimum Energy Coding in CDMA Wireless Sensor Networks Benigno Zurita Ares://www.ee.kth.se/control Abstract. A theoretical framework is proposed for accurate perfor- mance analysis of minimum energy coding energy consumption is analyzed for two coding schemes proposed in the literature: Minimum Energy coding

Johansson, Karl Henrik

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Requirements: A minimum of 15 PSYC credits, including  

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» Three other 2000-3000-level PSYC courses (any area) No more than 3 credits of PSYC 3889 or 3999 canRequirements: A minimum of 15 PSYC credits, including: » One Area I course » One Area II course) ___2100 (Principles of Research in Psychology) Area I. Social, Developmental, Clinical, & Industrial

Alpay, S. Pamir

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studies CP2001 Constraints  

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CP'01 Part III ­ Case studies CP2001 Tutorial ­ Cyprus November 2001 ­ Case studies -- p.1/20 #12; CP'01 Problems and Soft Constraints Typical real problems include: Hard constraints (physical approach: ad­hoc heuristic (but often efficient) handling. CP2001 Tutorial ­ Cyprus November 2001 ­ Case

Rossi, Francesca

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Patch-based image segmentation of satellite imagery using minimum spanning tree construction  

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We present a method for hierarchical image segmentation and feature extraction. This method builds upon the combination of the detection of image spectral discontinuities using Canny edge detection and the image Laplacian, followed by the construction of a hierarchy of segmented images of successively reduced levels of details. These images are represented as sets of polygonized pixel patches (polygons) attributed with spectral and structural characteristics. This hierarchy forms the basis for object-oriented image analysis. To build fine level-of-detail representation of the original image, seed partitions (polygons) are built upon a triangular mesh composed of irregular sized triangles, whose spatial arrangement is adapted to the image content. This is achieved by building the triangular mesh on the top of the detected spectral discontinuities that form a network of constraints for the Delaunay triangulation. A polygonized image is represented as a spatial network in the form of a graph with vertices which correspond to the polygonal partitions and graph edges reflecting pairwise partitions relations. Image graph partitioning is based on the iterative graph oontraction using Boruvka's Minimum Spanning Tree algorithm. An important characteristic of the approach is that the agglomeration of partitions is constrained by the detected spectral discontinuities; thus the shapes of agglomerated partitions are more likely to correspond to the outlines of real-world objects.

Skurikhin, Alexei N [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Energy-Dependence of GRB Minimum Variability Timescales  

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We constrain the minimum variability timescales for 938 GRBs observed by the Fermi/GBM instrument prior to July 11, 2012. The tightest constraints on progenitor radii derived from these timescales are obtained from light curves in the hardest energy channel. In the softer bands -- or from measurements of the same GRBs in the hard X-rays from Swift -- we show that variability timescales tend to be a factor 2--3 longer. Applying a survival analysis to account for detections and upper limits, we find median minimum timescale in the rest frame for long-duration and short-duration GRBs of 45 ms and 10 ms, respectively. Fewer than 10% of GRBs show evidence for variability on timescales below 2 ms. These shortest timescales require Lorentz factors $\\gtrsim 400$ and imply typical emission radii $R \\approx 1 {\\times} 10^{14}$ cm for long-duration GRBs and $R \\approx 3 {\\times} 10^{13}$ cm for short-duration GRBs. We discuss implications for the GRB fireball model and investigate whether GRB minimum timescales evolve w...

Golkhou, V Zach; Littlejohns, Owen M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraint and Restoring Force  

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Long-lived sensor network applications must be able to self-repair and adapt to changing demands. We introduce a new approach for doing so: Constraint and Restoring Force. CRF is a physics-inspired framework for computing ...

Beal, Jacob

2007-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies  

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adjusted Current Employment Statistics data from BLS. TheBureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment and Earnings Reports.and Statistics 92, 4: 945-64. [27] _________2013. “Minimum Wage Shocks, Employment

Allegretto, Sylvia; Dube, Arindrajit; Reich, Michael; Zipperer, Ben

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial oceanography of anoxic oxygen minimum zones  

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Vast expanses of oxygen-deficient and nitrite-rich water define the major oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) of the global ocean. They support diverse microbial communities that influence the nitrogen economy of the oceans, ...

Ulloa, Osvaldo

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Minimum rank of graphs that allow loops.  

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??The traditional "minimum rank problem" for simple graphs associates a set of symmetric matrices, the zero-nonzero pattern of whose off-diagonal entries are described by the… (more)

Mikkelson, Rana C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsidiary minimum principles for scattering parameters  

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We denote as a "primary minimum principle" one in which a quantity B of physical interest is represented as the minimum value with respect to variations in a trial function ?t of a functional F(?t); F then provides a variational upper bound on B. (The Rayleigh-Ritz principle for the ground-state energy of a system is a familiar example.) If F is quadratic in ?t, the variational property of F enables one to determine the linear parameters relatively easily, but the minimum property is required if the nonlinear parameters are to be determined in a way which allows for systematic improvement of ?t. We show here that for a wide class of problems for which primary minimum principles do not exist, useful and rigorous secondary or "subsidiary minimum principles" are available. That is, we construct a functional F?(?t) whose minimum value is reached for ?t equal to some function ? of dynamical interest. (The Rayleigh-Ritz method provides a subsidiary minimum principle for the approximate determination of the ground-state wave function of a system.) If B=B(?), then a study of F?(?t) provides a powerful tool for the estimation of ? and therefore B, though B(?t) is not normally a variational bound on B(?). Subsidiary minimum principles have recently been obtained for the approximation of the auxiliary functions that appear in the variational principle for the matrix element (?n, W?m), where ?n and ?m are bound-state wave functions and W is an arbitrary operator. Here we extend the method to the estimation of matrix elements of the Green's function g(?) of a bound system with ? below the continuum threshold energy. The response of the system to an external perturbation can be represented by matrix elements of this type. While no new results on the bound-state problem are obtained, our formulation is a convenient starting point for the further extension of the method to continuum problems. The new result obtained here is the derivation of a subsidiary minimum principle for the problem of scattering of a projectile by a target whose bound-state wave function is only imprecisely known. The subsidiary minimum principle allows for systematic improvement of the closed-channel component of the trial scattering wave function that appears in a Kohn-type variational calculation of the scattering amplitude.

Leonard Rosenberg and Larry Spruch

1974-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transformation techniques for OCL constraints  

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Constraints play a key role in the definition of conceptual schemas. In the UML, constraints are usually specified by means of invariants written in the OCL. However, due to the high expressiveness of the OCL, the designer has different syntactic alternatives ... Keywords: Integrity constraints, OCL, Transformation

J. Cabot; E. Teniente

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-driven constraint programming  

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Constraint programming can definitely be seen as a model-driven paradigm. The users write programs for modeling problems. These programs are mapped to executable models to calculate the solutions. This paper focuses on efficient model management (definition ... Keywords: constraint modeling languages, constraint programming, metamodeling, model transformation

Raphaël Chenouard; Laurent Granvilliers; Ricardo Soto

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An optimal filtering algorithm for table constraints  

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Filtering algorithms for table constraints are constraint-based, which means that the propagation queue only contains information on the constraints that must be reconsidered. This paper proposes four efficient value-based algorithms for table constraints, ...

Jean-Baptiste Mairy; Pascal Van Hentenryck; Yves Deville

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for  

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Minimum Efficiency Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Federal Requirements Covered Product Categories

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS...  

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: CORE COMPETENCY...

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Contracting Officer Warrant Requirements Function Experience Minimum Training Continuous Learning  

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ACMP Flash 2011-62 ACMP Flash 2011-62 Contracting Officer Warrant Requirements Function Experience Minimum Training Continuous Learning GS-1105s with a warrant for purchases up to $25,000 At least 6 months of Government Purchase Card experience Certified to Level I in the ACMP Purchasing Program 80 hours every two years GS-1105s with a warrant for purchases $25,000 up to the simplified acquisition threshold At least 1 year of Government Purchase Card experience Certified to Level II in the ACMP Purchasing Program 80 hours every two years GS-1105s with a warrant for purchases over the simplified acquisition threshold At least 5 years of progressively complex contracting experience Certified to Level III in the ACMP Purchasing Program 80 hours every two years

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Minimum Energy Diagrams for Multieffect Distillation Arrangements  

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and the energy use from this process accounts for an estimated 3% of the world energy consumption.1 With rising on the overall plant energy consumption. The use of heat integration combined with complex config- urations distillation ar- rangements. An easy form of comparison for energy consumption is the minimum vapor flow rate

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Learning Minimum Volume Sets Clayton Scott  

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Learning Minimum Volume Sets Clayton Scott Statistics Department Rice University Houston, TX 77005 herein are primarily of theoretical interest, although they may be implemented e#eciently for certain measure based on S: # P (G) = (1/n) # n i=1 I(X i # G). Here I(·) is the indicator function. Set µ

Scott, Clayton

49

LSPE Interim Stowage Thermal Constraints  

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-arm and thermal battery timers require operating temperatures at or above +40°F for reliable starting when·, ' LSPE Interim Stowage Thermal Constraints· Nl,;. ATM1080 PAGE 1 OF 13 DATE 15 December l97l constraints required for thermal integrity are defined. Prepared by:.:Z4·:..=..-~31!::..--.::..·~-:·::....-c

Rathbun, Julie A.

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The minimum jet power and equipartition  

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We derive the minimum power of jets and their magnetic field strength based on their observed non-thermal synchrotron emission. The correct form of this method takes into account both the internal energy in the jet and the ion rest-mass energy associated with the bulk motion. The latter was neglected in a number of papers, which instead adopted the well-known energy-content minimization method. That method was developed for static sources, for which there is no bulk-motion component of the energy. In the case of electron power-law spectra with index >2 in ion-electron jets, the rest-mass component dominates. The minimization method for the jet power taking it into account was considered in some other work, but only based on either an assumption of a constant total synchrotron flux or a fixed range of the Lorentz factors. Instead, we base our method on an observed optically-thin synchrotron spectrum. We find the minimum jet power is independent of its radius when the rest-mass power dominates, which becomes th...

Zdziarski, Andrzej A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Cooperative Exploration under Communication Constraints  

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process has not been fully characterized. Existing exploration algorithms do not realistically modelCooperative Exploration under Communication Constraints by Emily M. Craparo Submitted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Darmofal Chairman, Department Committee on Graduate Students #12;2 #12;Cooperative Exploration

How, Jonathan P.

52

Controlling the bullwhip with transport capacity constraints  

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The bullwhip effect can be costly to companies in terms of capacity-on costs and stock-out costs. This paper examines the possibilities for controlling the bullwhip effect with transport capacity management in the supply chain. The goal is to examine how inventories and service levels react to transport capacity constraints in a simulated supply chain that is prone to the bullwhip effect. By controlling the transport capacities, the companies may be able to reduce the impacts of demand amplification and inventory variations. Thus, there may be significant practical implications of the findings for logistics managers in today's volatile business environments.

Jouni Juntunen; Jari Juga

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive Radio Networks Wei Ren, Xiangyang Xiao, Qing Zhao algorithm with bounded performance guarantee for constructing the minimum-energy multicast tree, which by studying the impact of the traffic load of the primary network on the minimum-energy multicast tree. I

Islam, M. Saif

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Minimum Cost Operation Mode and Minimum Loss Operation Mode of Power System – Operation Mode Selection Based on Voltage Stability  

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Two formulae – an optimal P-Q generation formula for minimum system cost and an optimal MW allocation formula for minimum system loss – are described in this paper. The author defines two kinds of power system operation

Sang-Joong Lee

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Minimum-Cost Tolerance Allocation ADCATS Report No. 99-5  

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Minimum-Cost Tolerance Allocation ADCATS Report No. 99-5 Kenneth W. Chase Department of Mechanical-all cost of production, while meeting target levels for quality. Using allocation tools, a designer may re and loosening tolerances on costly processes, for a net reduction in cost. Several algorithms are described

56

Minimum Bias Triggers at ATLAS, LHC  

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In the first phase of LHC data-taking ATLAS will measure the charged-particle density at the initial center-of-mass energy of 10 TeV and then at 14 TeV. This will allow us improve our knowledge of soft QCD models and pin-down cross-sections of different classes of inelastic collisions at LHC energies. In particular, the dominant non-diffractive interaction is a key process to understanding QCD backgrounds when we reach higher luminosities. We highlight two minimum-bias triggers, sensitive to particles in complementary ranges in pseudo-rapidity, one based on signals from the Inner Detector, the other explicitly designed to trigger on inelastic processes. Studies of their trigger efficiencies as well as possible trigger biases are presented.

Regina Kwee

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

57

Geometric constraint solving: The witness configuration method  

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Geometric constraint solving is a key issue in CAD, CAM and PLM. The systems of geometric constraints are today studied and decomposed with graph-based methods, before their numerical resolution. However, graph-based methods can detect only the simplest ... Keywords: Constraints dependences, Decomposition and solving, Geometric constraints, Rigidity theory, The numerical probabilistic method

Dominique Michelucci; Sebti Foufou

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Evolutionary constraints in variable environments, from proteins to  

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networks. At the most elementary level, genetic constraints in constant environments can be expressed a particular residue could increase resistance to antibiotics, but only if a second residue was mutated first, otherwise the resistance de- creased [4,17]. Such sign�epistatic interactions [5�7] can result from

Tans, Sander

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Trapped in the darkness of the night: thermal and energetic constraints of daylight flight in bats  

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...darkness of the night: thermal and energetic constraints...absorb short-wave solar radiation. We hypothesized...short-wave (visible) solar radiation may drive...other hand, do not overheat because feathers...whether bats face thermal and energetic constraints...natural levels of solar radiation and ambient...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency of Fixed-Rate Wireless Transmissions under Queueing Constraints and Channel Uncertainty  

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Energy efficiency of fixed-rate transmissions is studied in the presence of queueing constraints and channel uncertainty. It is assumed that neither the transmitter nor the receiver has channel side information prior to transmission. The channel coefficients are estimated at the receiver via minimum mean-square-error (MMSE) estimation with the aid of training symbols. It is further assumed that the system operates under statistical queueing constraints in the form of limitations on buffer violation probabilities. The optimal fraction of of power allocated to training is identified. Spectral efficiency--bit energy tradeoff is analyzed in the low-power and wideband regimes by employing the effective capacity formulation. In particular, it is shown that the bit energy increases without bound in the low-power regime as the average power vanishes. On the other hand, it is proven that the bit energy diminishes to its minimum value in the wideband regime as the available bandwidth increases. For this case, expressio...

Qiao, Deli; Velipasalar, Senem

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UPDATING CONSTRAINT PRECONDITIONERS FOR KKT ...  

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Nov 29, 2013 ... slack variables, used to transform the inequality constraints A1x ? b1 and x ? u ...... processor, with clock frequency of 2.67 GHz, 12 GB of RAM and 8 MB of cache .... drive the design of effective low-rank correction strategies.

2013-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

62

Structured Communications with Concurrent Constraints  

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a particular care in the defi- nition of typing rules to assure the bilinearity condition in presence constraints, name pass- ing and sessions. In this way we get enough expressivity to represent both quality is a type assignment system whose main novelty is the assurance of channel bilinearity in presence

Torino, Università di

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Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) | Department of  

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Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Energy and Environmental Protection These regulations set minimum distance requirements between certain types of facilities that generate, process, store, and dispose of hazardous waste

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Minimum concave cost flows in capacitated grid networks  

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We study the minimum concave cost flow problem over a two-dimensional grid network (CFG), where one dimension represents time periods and the other.

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

65

Microbial metatranscriptomics in a permanent marine oxygen minimum zone  

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Simultaneous characterization of taxonomic composition, metabolic gene content and gene expression in marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) has potential to broaden perspectives on the microbial and biogeochemical dynamics ...

Stewart, Frank J.

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS...  

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: CA Cybersecurity Program Manager (CSPM...

67

Lower Bounds for the Quadratic Minimum Spanning Tree Problem ...  

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Abstract. The Minimum Spanning Tree Problem (MSTP) is one of the most known ... munication, and energy networks, where linear costs account for the use or ...

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

68

Optimization Online - Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of ...  

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Jun 28, 2007 ... Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of Linear Matrix Equations via Nuclear Norm Minimization. Benjamin Recht(brecht ***at*** caltech.edu)

Benjamin Recht

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

69

On the minimum dark matter mass testable by neutrinos from the Sun  

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We discuss a limitation on extracting bounds on the scattering cross section of dark matter with nucleons, using neutrinos from the Sun. If the dark matter particle is sufficiently light (less than about 4 GeV), the effect of evaporation is not negligible and the capture process goes in equilibrium with the evaporation. In this regime, the flux of solar neutrinos of dark matter origin becomes independent of the scattering cross section and therefore no constraint can be placed on it. We find the minimum values of dark matter masses for which the scattering cross section on nucleons can be probed using neutrinos from the Sun. We also provide simple and accurate fitting functions for all the relevant processes of GeV-scale dark matter in the Sun.

Busoni, Giorgio; Simone, Andrea De; Huang, Wei-Chih, E-mail: giorgio.busoni@sissa.it, E-mail: andrea.desimone@sissa.it, E-mail: wei-chih.huang@sissa.it [SISSA and INFN, Sezione di Trieste, via Bonomea 265, I-34136 Trieste (Italy)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Minimum-cost quantum measurements for quantum information  

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Knowing about optimal quantum measurements is important for many applications in quantum information and quantum communication. However, deriving optimal quantum measurements is often difficult. We present a collection of results for minimum-cost quantum measurements, and give examples of how they can be used. Among other results, we show that a minimum-cost measurement for a set of given pure states is formally equivalent to a minimum-error measurement for mixed states of those same pure states. For pure symmetric states it turns out that for a certain class of cost matrices, the minimum-cost measurement is the square-root measurement. That is, the optimal minimum-cost measurement is in this case the same as the minimum-error measurement. Finally, we consider sequences of individual ``local" systems, and examine when the global minimum-cost measurement is a sequence of optimal local measurements. We also consider an example where the global minimum-cost measurement is, perhaps counter-intuitively, not a sequence of local measurements, and discuss how this is related to related to the Pusey-Barrett-Rudolph argument for the nature of the wave function.

Petros Wallden; Vedran Dunjko; Erika Andersson

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

71

A Parallel Algorithm for Approximating the Minimum Cycle Cover  

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approximation algorithm for the problem of finding a minimum cycle cover. A cycle cover is a set of cycles cover [1, 7, 8]. The basis for our approximation algorithm is a routine to find a maximal set of edgeA Parallel Algorithm for Approximating the Minimum Cycle Cover Philip Klein \\Lambda Aiken

Yang, Junfeng

72

Polynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling Philippe Baptiste1  

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algorithm for computing the minimum energy schedule when all jobs have unit length. 1 Introduction PowerPolynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling Philippe Baptiste1 , Marek Chrobak2 policies is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by computer systems while maintaining satisfactory

Chrobak, Marek

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Algorithms to Compute Minimum Cycle Basis in Directed Graphs #  

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, . . . ,C d whose incidence vectors permit a unique linear combination of the incidence vector of any cycleAlgorithms to Compute Minimum Cycle Basis in Directed Graphs # Telikepalli Kavitha + Kurt Mehlhorn # Abstract We consider the problem of computing a minimum cycle basis in a di­ rected graph G with m arcs

Mehlhorn, Kurt

74

Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

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and a set of destination nodes, the problem is to build a minimum-energy multicast tree for the requestApproximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A wireless ad hoc network consists of mobile nodes that are equipped with energy

Liang, Weifa

75

Minimum cost spanning tree problems with indierent agents Christian Trudeau  

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Minimum cost spanning tree problems with indi¤erent agents Christian Trudeau Economics Department, University of Windsor November 5, 2013 Abstract We consider an extension of minimum cost spanning tree (mcst) problems where some agents do not need to be connected to the source, but might reduce the cost of others

Virginia Tech

76

Relational Consistency by Constraint Filtering Shant Karakashian,  

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on every set of k constraints of a finite Constraint Sat- isfaction Problem (CSP). This algorithm operates to every combi- nation of m constraints in a CSP, and the more relaxed property of relational (i, m network, where n is the number of variables in the CSP, thus changing its topology. Another research

Farritor, Shane

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Turtle: A Constraint Imperative Programming Language  

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Turtle: A Constraint Imperative Programming Language Martin Grabm¨uller and Petra Hofstedt of the programming language Turtle, which inte- grates declarative constraints and imperative language elements describes the design of the higher-order constraint imperative pro- gramming language Turtle1 . Even though

Hofstedt, Petra

78

Transmission resonance spectroscopy in the third minimum of 232Pa  

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The fission probability of 232Pa was measured as a function of the excitation energy in order to search for hyperdeformed (HD) transmission resonances using the (d,pf) transfer reaction on a radioactive 231Pa target. The experiment was performed at the Tandem accelerator of the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory (MLL) at Garching using the 231Pa(d,pf) reaction at a bombarding energy of Ed=12 MeV and with an energy resolution of ?E=5.5 keV. Two groups of transmission resonances have been observed at excitation energies of E*=5.7 and 5.9 MeV. The fine structure of the resonance group at E*=5.7 MeV could be interpreted as overlapping rotational bands with a rotational parameter characteristic to a HD nuclear shape (?2/2?=2.10±0.15 keV). The fission barrier parameters of 232Pa have been determined by fitting talys 1.2 nuclear reaction code calculations to the overall structure of the fission probability. From the average level spacing of the J=4 states, the excitation energy of the ground state of the third minimum has been deduced to be EIII=5.05?0.10+0.40 MeV.

L. Csige; M. Csatlós; T. Faestermann; J. Gulyás; D. Habs; R. Hertenberger; M. Hunyadi; A. Krasznahorkay; H. J. Maier; P. G. Thirolf; H.-F. Wirth

2012-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

79

Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design,  

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Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island) Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Rhode Island Program Type Environmental Regulations

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Linear Perturbation constraints on Multi-coupled Dark Energy  

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

Arpine Piloyan; Valerio Marra; Marco Baldi; Luca Amendola

2014-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Minimum Purchase Price Regulations (Prince Edward Island, Canada)  

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The Minimum Purchase Price Regulations establish the price which utilities must pay for power produced by large-scale renewable energy generators – that is those capable of producing more than 100...

82

Minimum Stream Flow and Water Sale Contracts (Indiana)  

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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission may provide certain minimum quantities of stream flow or sell water on a unit pricing basis for water supply purposes from the water supply storage in...

83

Planning of Minimum-Time Trajectories for Robot Arms  

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The minimum-time for a robot arm has been a longstanding and unsolved problem of considerable interest. We present a general solution to this problem that involves joint-space tesselation, a dynamic time-scaling ...

Sahar, Gideon

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Selection of minimum earthquake intensity in calculating pipe failure probabilities  

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In a piping reliability analysis, it is sometimes necessary to specify a minimum ground motion intensity, usually the peak acceleration, below which the ground motions are not considered as earthquakes and, hence, are neglected. The calculated probability of failure of a piping system is dependent on this selected minimum earthquake intensity chosen for the analysis. A study was conducted to determine the effects of the minimum earthquake intensity on the probability of pipe failure. The results indicated that the probability of failure of the piping system is not very sensitive to the variations of the selected minimum peak ground acceleration. However, it does have significant effects on various scenarios that make up the system failure.

Lo, T.Y.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Ninety - Two Percent Minimum Heater Efficiency By 1980  

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Technology is now available to increase heater efficiencies to 92 percent and more. By 1980, this technology will be field proven and corrosion and reliability problems identified and resolved. Recent studies have shown that a minimum efficiency...

Mieth, H. C.; Hardie, J. E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Theoretical Minimum Energy Use of a Building HVAC System  

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This paper investigates the theoretical minimum energy use required by the HVAC system in a particular code compliant office building. This limit might be viewed as the "Carnot Efficiency" for HVAC system. It assumes that all ventilation and air...

Tanskyi, O.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE  

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We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable ...

Zsom, Andras

88

Polynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling  

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The aim of power management policies is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by computer systems while maintaining satisfactory level of performance. One common method for saving energy is to simply suspend the system during the idle times. No energy is consumed in the suspend mode. However, the process of waking up the system itself requires a certain fixed amount of energy, and thus suspending the system is beneficial only if the idle time is long enough to compensate for this additional energy expenditure. In the specific problem studied in the paper, we have a set of jobs with release times and deadlines that need to be executed on a single processor. Preemptions are allowed. The processor requires energy L to be woken up and, when it is on, it uses one unit of energy per one unit of time. It has been an open problem whether a schedule minimizing the overall energy consumption can be computed in polynomial time. We solve this problem in positive, by providing an O(n^5)-time algorithm. In addition we pr...

Baptiste, Philippe; Durr, Christoph

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Spheromak as a relaxed state with minimum dissipation  

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The principle of minimum dissipation of energy is utilized to obtain the spheromak configuration as a relaxed state. The Euler-Lagrange equation for the minimum dissipative relaxed state is solved in terms of Chandrasekhar-Kendall eigenfunctions analytically generalized in the complex domain. This state is non-force-free and further shows the nonconstancy of the ratio of parallel current to the magnetic field.

B. Dasgupta; M. S. Janaki; R. Bhattacharyya; P. Dasgupta; T. Watanabe; T. Sato

2002-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of constraints and outsourcing decisions  

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A new management philosophy, named the theory of constraints (TOC), has changed thinking about production and operations management. According to this philosophy the particular company's goal is ''to make money now and in the future''. At the very top level financial analysis, measures like profits, profitability and cash flow could be used to conclude if the organisation has moved closer to its goal. However, at the other levels of organisation, TOC uses three different performance measures to ensure its goal: 1) throughput 2) investment and 3) operating expense. Applications of these three different performance measures are called throughput accounting, which has been seen in most instances as opposite to conventional and more developed management accounting approaches (e.g. activity based costing). In this paper, we firstly demonstrate the product mix decision based on conventional management approaches and TOC. This hypothetical example is later enlarged to consider outsourcing also. Both of these examples reveal the same conclusions a conventional management approach will give inadequate results, if profit is the measure of success.

Olli-Pekka Hilmola

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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mathematical programs with cardinality constraints: reformulation by ...  

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Jul 16, 2014 ... minimum can be computed by standard techniques. .... Example 2.3 Consider the two-dimensional optimization problem min ...... that is of some interest: S-

2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

92

Sparse optimization with least-squares constraints  

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Feb 9, 2010 ... Sparse optimization with least-squares constraints. Ewout van den Berg(ewout78 ***at*** cs.ubc.ca) Michael P. Friedlander(mpf ***at*** ...

Ewout van den Berg

2010-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Competitiveness - Supply Constraints...  

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Supply Constraints Analysis Some of the materials used in solar PV modules, such as tellurium and indium, are rare materials in limited supply. Solar PV technologies have grown...

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Minimum carbon tax level needed to prompt a widespread shift to nuclear power .  

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??Carbon dioxide is suspected to be a major contributor to global warming. In the United States, nearly 70% of electricity is produced using coal or… (more)

Thornton, Katherine C. (Katherine Claire)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum carbon tax level needed to prompt a widespread shift to nuclear power  

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Carbon dioxide is suspected to be a major contributor to global warming. In the United States, nearly 70% of electricity is produced using coal or natural gas, both of which emit carbon dioxide into the environment. Nuclear ...

Thornton, Katherine C. (Katherine Claire)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nicaragua: Accin Mdica Cristiana 8-week minimum and Intermediate Spanish level  

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of health models that are appropriate to the needs of poor, remote, multicultural communities, and a model (nutrition and agricultural sustainability), HIV-AIDS prevention, clean water and sanitation, disaster such as health brigades, developing sanitation projects, potable water, and a variety of nutrition and other

Bushman, Frederic

97

Unit Commitment Considering Generation Flexibility and Environmental Constraints  

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

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

2010-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

98

GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS FROM PLANAR SURFACE PATCH MATCHING  

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GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS FROM PLANAR SURFACE PATCH MATCHING Robert B. Fisher Dept. of Artificial dimensional scene analysis programs pair data surface patches (i.e. as extracted from range data) to model surface patch features. From the correspon- dences, a variety of rotation and translation constraints

Fisher, Bob

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Editing Nested Constraints and Application Conditions  

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Editing Nested Constraints and Application Conditions Karl Azab Carl v. Ossietzky Universit¨at Oldenburg, Germany azab@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de Abstract. Nested constraints and application conditions to get these editing features and implemented a tree-oriented visualization for editing nested constrains

Habel, Annegret

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Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) | Department of Energy  

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Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Water Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Energy and Environmental Protection These regulations apply to all dams and structures which impound or divert waters on rivers or their tributaries, with some exceptions. The

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101

Energy Efficiency in the Low-SNR Regime under Queueing Constraints and Channel Uncertainty  

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Energy efficiency of fixed-rate transmissions is studied in the presence of queueing constraints and channel uncertainty. It is assumed that neither the transmitter nor the receiver has channel side information prior to transmission. The channel coefficients are estimated at the receiver via minimum mean-square-error (MMSE) estimation with the aid of training symbols. It is further assumed that the system operates under statistical queueing constraints in the form of limitations on buffer violation probabilities. The optimal fraction of power allocated to training is identified. Spectral efficiency--bit energy tradeoff is analyzed in the low-power and wideband regimes by employing the effective capacity formulation. In particular, it is shown that the bit energy increases without bound in the low-power regime as the average power vanishes. A similar conclusion is reached in the wideband regime if the number of noninteracting subchannels grow without bound with increasing bandwidth. On the other hand, it is pr...

Qiao, Deli; Velipasalar, Senem

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Dynamical Constraints on Disk Masses  

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While the total interior mass of a galaxy is reasonably well determined by a good rotation curve, the relative contributions from disk, bulge and halo are only weakly constrained by one-dimensional data. Barred galaxies are intrinsically more complicated, but provide much tighter constraints on the disk masses and support the idea that most of the mass in the inner parts of bright galaxies is in their stars. There appears to be no systematic difference in dark matter content between barred and unbarred galaxies, consistent with the theoretical result that the global stability of galaxies with dense centers does not depend on their halo fraction. The rotation curve shapes of lower luminosity and low-surface-brightness galaxies, on the other hand, indicate significant mass in the DM halo even near their centers. We find that most DM halos appear to have large cores, inconsistent with the predictions from cosmological simulations. We also show that such large-core halos can result from compression by disk infall of physically reasonable initial halos. Maximum disks, while apparently required by the data, do seem to present some puzzles; most notably they re-open the old disk-halo ``conspiracy'' issue and incorrectly predict that surface brightness should be a second parameter in the Tully-Fisher relation.

J. A. Sellwood

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

103

Baryon oscillations and dark-energy constraints from imaging surveys  

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......oscillations and dark-energy constraints from imaging surveys Derek Dolney 1...the dependence of dark-energy constraints on survey depth and area...the dependence of dark-energy constraints on survey area. While the......

Derek Dolney; Bhuvnesh Jain; Masahiro Takada

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Constraints On The Mechanism Of Long-Term, Steady Subsidence At Medicine  

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Constraints On The Mechanism Of Long-Term, Steady Subsidence At Medicine Constraints On The Mechanism Of Long-Term, Steady Subsidence At Medicine Lake Volcano, Northern California, From Gps, Leveling, And Insar Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Constraints On The Mechanism Of Long-Term, Steady Subsidence At Medicine Lake Volcano, Northern California, From Gps, Leveling, And Insar Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Leveling surveys across Medicine Lake volcano (MLV) have documented subsidence that is centered on the summit caldera and decays symmetrically on the flanks of the edifice. Possible mechanisms for this deformation include fluid withdrawal from a subsurface reservoir, cooling/crystallization of subsurface magma, loading by the volcano and dense intrusions, and crustal thinning due to tectonic extension (Dzurisin

105

The"minimum information about an environmental sequence" (MIENS) specification  

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We present the Genomic Standards Consortium's (GSC) 'Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence' (MIENS) standard for describing marker genes. Adoption of MIENS will enhance our ability to analyze natural genetic diversity across the Tree of Life as it is currently being documented by massive DNA sequencing efforts from myriad ecosystems in our ever-changing biosphere.

Yilmaz, P.; Kottmann, R.; Field, D.; Knight, R.; Cole, J.R.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; Gilbert, J.A.; Karsch-Mizrachi, I.; Johnston, A.; Cochrane, G.; Vaughan, R.; Hunter, C.; Park, J.; Morrison, N.; Rocca-Serra, P.; Sterk, P.; Arumugam, M.; Baumgartner, L.; Birren, B.W.; Blaser, M.J.; Bonazzi, V.; Bork, P.; Buttigieg, P. L.; Chain, P.; Costello, E.K.; Huot-Creasy, H.; Dawyndt, P.; DeSantis, T.; Fierer, N.; Fuhrman, J.; Gallery, R.E.; Gibbs, R.A.; Giglio, M.G.; Gil, I. San; Gonzalez, A.; Gordon, J.I.; Guralnick, R.; Hankeln, W.; Highlander, S.; Hugenholtz, P.; Jansson, J.; Kennedy, J.; Knights, D.; Koren, O.; Kuczynski, J.; Kyrpides, N.; Larsen, R.; Lauber, C.L.; Legg, T.; Ley, R.E.; Lozupone, C.A.; Ludwig, W.; Lyons, D.; Maguire, E.; Methe, B.A.; Meyer, F.; Nakieny, S.; Nelson, K.E.; Nemergut, D.; Neufeld, J.D.; Pace, N.R.; Palanisamy, G.; Peplies, J.; Peterson, J.; Petrosino, J.; Proctor, L.; Raes, J.; Ratnasingham, S.; Ravel, J.; Relman, D.A.; Assunta-Sansone, S.; Schriml, L.; Sodergren, E.; Spor, A.; Stombaugh, J.; Tiedje, J.M.; Ward, D.V.; Weinstock, G.M.; Wendel, D.; White, O.; Wikle, A.; Wortman, J.R.; Glockner, F.O.; Bushman, F.D.; Charlson, E.; Gevers, D.; Kelley, S.T.; Neubold, L.K.; Oliver, A.E.; Pruesse, E.; Quast, C.; Schloss, P.D.; Sinha, R.; Whitely, A.

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

106

New approximation algorithms for minimum cycle bases of graphs  

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We consider the problem of computing an approximate minimum cycle basis of an undirected edge-weighted graph G with m edges and n vertices; the extension to directed graphs is also discussed. In this problem, a {0, 1} incidence vector ...

Telikepalli Kavitha; Kurt Mehlhorn; Dimitrios Michail

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

On minimum balanced bipartitions of triangle-free graphs  

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A balanced bipartition of a graph G is a partition of V(G) into two subsets V 1 and V 2 that differ in cardinality by at most 1. A minimum balanced bipartition of G ... Keywords: Balanced bipartition, Planar graphs, Triangle-free graphs

Haiyan Li; Yanting Liang; Muhuo Liu; Baogang Xu

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Implementing Minimum Cycle Basis algorithms Kurt Mehlhorn and Dimitrios Michail  

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Implementing Minimum Cycle Basis algorithms Kurt Mehlhorn and Dimitrios Michail Max consider the problem of computing a mini- mum cycle basis of an undirected graph G = (V, E) with n vertices in a significant speedup. Based on our experimental observations, we combine the two fundamen- tally different

Mehlhorn, Kurt

109

A minimum entropy principle of high order schemes for gas ...  

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The entropy solutions of the compressible Euler equations satisfy a minimum principle for the specific ... where ? is the density, u is the velocity, m is the momentum, E is the total energy and p is the pressure. ... can enforce this condition without destroying conservation. .... achieved under a standard CFL condition ? (|u| + c) ...

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

110

On the Minimum Load Coloring Problem --Extended Abtract--  

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# such that the maximum load, l # := max{r# , b #}, is minimized. In the following we shall skip the term ``maximumOn the Minimum Load Coloring Problem --Extended Abtract-- Nitin Ahuja 1 , Andreas Baltz 2 Abstract. Given a graph G = (V, E) with n vertices, m edges and maximum vertex degree #, the load

Doerr, Benjamin

111

Predicting Daily Net Radiation Using Minimum Climatological Data1  

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Predicting Daily Net Radiation Using Minimum Climatological Data1 S. Irmak, M.ASCE2 ; A. Irmak3 ; J for predicting daily Rn have been widely used. However, when the paucity of detailed climatological data with National Weather Service climatological datasets that only record Tmax and Tmin on a regular basis. DOI: 10

112

Optimizing rotational acceleration curves for minimum energy use in electric  

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Optimizing rotational acceleration curves for minimum energy use in electric motors. 12/15/06 Fall the optimal efficiency of a motor for any input values of motor constants, distance, or time. In every of the inspiration to find which rotational acceleration curve for the used motors would be most efficient. We really

Ruina, Andy L.

113

Localized Minimum-Energy Broadcasting for Wireless Multihop Networks  

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tree. We then observe that, for very dense networks, it is more energy-efficient to reach more than oneLocalized Minimum-Energy Broadcasting for Wireless Multihop Networks with Directional Antennas, and Carmen M. Yago Abstract--There are a number of proposals to achieve energy-efficient broadcasting

Stojmenovic, Ivan

114

Minimum-Hot-Spot Query Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks  

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an energy- efficient query routing tree. (a) Energy harvesting for battery- less nodes for the (b) Voltree to the querying node. Energy-efficient query routing trees are needed in a plethora of systems such as PeopleMinimum-Hot-Spot Query Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks Georgios Chatzimilioudis Dept

Zeinalipour, Demetris

115

Minimum cost connection networks: truth-telling and implementation  

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Minimum cost connection networks: truth-telling and implementation Jens Leth Hougaard Mich Tvede Abstract In the present paper we consider the allocation of costs in connection networks. Agents have are costly to build. The problem is to allocate costs of networks satisfying all connection demands. We use

Guo, Zaoyang

116

Minimum Power Configuration for Wireless Communication in Sensor Networks  

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conserve more energy than exist- ing minimum power routing and topology control protocols. Furthermore configuration, ad hoc net- works, energy efficiency, wireless communications Part of this article was published aggressively conserve energy in order to operate for extensive periods without wired power sources. Since

117

Structural Testing Based on Minimum Kernels Elena Dubrova  

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Structural Testing Based on Minimum Kernels Elena Dubrova Royal Institute of Technology, IMIT/KTH, 164 46 Kista, Sweden Abstract Structural testing techniques, such as statement and branch coverage of tests which guarantees high coverage is a time-consuming task. In this paper we present a technique

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

118

National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-Led  

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National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-Led United Progressive Alliance: Policy Reform Progressive Alliance: Policy Reform and Public Investment Requirements Nirupam Bajpai and Jeffrey D. Sachs 2004. This note attempts to identify and analyze what the key policy reform measures and the public

119

The prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem  

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We introduce the prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem. In this problem a network of node clusters needs to be connected via a tree architecture using exactly one node per cluster. Nodes in each cluster compete by offering a payment ... Keywords: Branch-and-cut, Genetic algorithms, Heuristics, Local search, Networks

Bruce Golden; S. Raghavan; Daliborka Stanojevi?

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Weierstrass Pairs and Minimum Distance of Goppa Codes  

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We prove that elements of the Weierstrass gap set of a pair of points may be used to define a geometric Goppa code which has minimum distance greater than the usual lower bound. We determine the Weierstrass gap set of a pair of any two Weierstrass ... Keywords: Hermitian code, Weierstrass pair, Weierstrass point

Gretchen L. Matthews

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Interior Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26  

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Interior Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26 Minor standing is prerequisite architecture studio course is required for architecture majors enrolled in the interior architecture minor (1 is required for Architecture majors): IARC 484 Interior Design Studio (6), IARC 486 Furniture

122

Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26  

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Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26 Minor standing is prerequisite Notes: Required courses in one's major will not count for the minor with one exception: 1 architecture studio course is required for interior architecture majors enrolled in the architecture minor, and this studio

123

Optimum Wire Tapering for Minimum Power Dissipation in RLC Interconnects  

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tapering is shown to reduce the (a CMOS inverter) with the driver (a CMOS inverter). The power dissipatedOptimum Wire Tapering for Minimum Power Dissipation in RLC Interconnects Magdy A. El-Moursy and Eby G. Friedman Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Rochester Rochester, New

Friedman, Eby G.

124

Robust Branch-Cut-and-Price for the Capacitated Minimum ...  

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independently noted that cuts expressed in terms of variables from a suitable original ... The In-Degree constraints (1b) state that exactly one arc must enter each ...... of promising sets S, and (ii) the search for violated cuts by considering the ...

2006-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

125

CONSTRAINT EFFECT IN FRACTURE WHAT IS IT  

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The meaning of the phrase 'constraint effect in fracture' has changed in the past two decades from 'contained plasticity' to a broader description of 'dependence of fracture toughness value on geometry of test specimen or structure'. This paper will first elucidate the fundamental mechanics reasons for the apparent 'constraint effects in fracture', followed by outlining a straightforward approach to overcoming this problem in both brittle (elastic) and ductile (elastic-plastic) fracture. It is concluded by discussing the major difference in constraint effect on fracture event in elastic and elastic-plastic materials.

Lam, P; Prof. Yuh J. Chao, P

2008-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

126

Constraint of DNA on Functionalized Graphene Improves Its Biostability...  

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Constraint of DNA on Functionalized Graphene Improves Its Biostability and Specificity. Constraint of DNA on Functionalized Graphene Improves Its Biostability and Specificity....

127

Dark Energy Constraints from the CTIO Lensing Survey  

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We perform a cosmological parameter analysis of the 75 deg2 CTIO lensing survey in conjunction with cosmic microwave background (CMB) and Type Ia supernovae data. For ?CDM cosmologies, we find that the amplitude of the power spectrum at low redshift is given by ?8 = 0.81 (95% confidence level), where the error bound includes both statistical and systematic errors. The total of all systematic errors is smaller than the statistical errors, but they do make up a significant fraction of the error budget. We find that weak lensing improves the constraints on dark energy as well. The (constant) dark energy equation of state parameter, w, is measured to be -0.89 (95% c.l.). Marginalizing over a constant w slightly changes the estimate of ?8 to 0.79 (95% c.l.). We also investigate variable w cosmologies but find that the constraints weaken considerably; next-generation surveys are needed to obtain meaningful constraints on the possible time evolution of dark energy.

Mike Jarvis; Bhuvnesh Jain; Gary Bernstein; Derek Dolney

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Double Beta Decay Constraint on Composite Neutrinos  

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......Constraint on Composite Neutrinos Eiichi Takasugi Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560 Neutrinoless double beta decay (betabeta)0v occurs through the magnetic coupling of dimension five operator whose coupling constant is......

Eiichi Takasugi

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem with Fuel Constraints  

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In this paper, a Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem with Fuel Constraints (MVRPFC) is considered. This problem consists of a field of targets to be visited, and a collection of vehicles with fuel tanks that may visit the targets. Consideration...

Levy, David

2013-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

130

The Design of Shape from Motion Constraints  

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This report presents a set of representations methodologies and tools for the purpose of visualizing, analyzing and designing functional shapes in terms of constraints on motion. The core of the research is an interactive ...

Caine, Michael E.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

MINIMUM EMITTANCE LATTICE FOR SYNCHROTRON RADIATION STORAGE RINGS  

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MINIMUM EMITTANCE LATTICE FOR MINIMUM EMITTANCE LATTICE FOR SYNCHROTRON RADIATION STORAGE RINGS 1. C. Teng ANL/FNAL LS-17 L. Teng March 18, 1985 The natural emittance of an electron beam in a storage ring is given by (see e.g., M. Sands, SLAC 21) (1) where Cq =~~= 3.832 x 10-l3 m 32/3 mc J x partition factor in the bending plane y = total energy in mc 2 uni ts p orbit radius in bending magnets (assumed the same in all magne ts) H yn 2 - + 2ann ' + Bn I 2 ( a, B, Y = betatron functions ) n, n I dispersion functions <> = averaging over bending magnets We shall calculate for each bending magnet, then average over all magnets. 2 A. General Expression for H This can be calculated in a straightforward manner, but we can save a great deal of arithmetic with some preliminary formal analytical

132

99TechSpecs-LevelIIIMods.PDF  

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EV AMERICA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Effective October 1, 1999 Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications 1999 EV AMERICA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2 MINIMUM VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS For a vehicle to be considered qualified as an EV America-USDOE "Production" level vehicle, it must meet the minimum criteria defined by "shall" terminology utilized in the Specification. [For clarity, the use of the word "Shall" defines minimum requirements, whereas the use of the word "Should" defines design and performance objectives.] Vehicles which cannot meet all of the "Shall" requirements will be considered Prototypes, and will not be considered as having "passed" EV America. The following requirements shall be met by any vehicle before it can receive EV America "Production" level status:

133

Constraints on flow regimes in wide-aperture fractures  

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In recent years, significant advances have been made in our understanding of the complex flow processes in individual fractures, aided by flow visualization experiments and conceptual modeling efforts. These advances have led to the recognition of several flow regimes in individual fractures subjected to different initial and boundary conditions. Of these, the most important regimes are film flow, rivulet flow, and sliding of droplets. The existence of such significantly dissimilar flow regimes has been a major hindrance in the development of self-consistent conceptual models of flow for single fractures that encompass all the flow regimes. The objective of this study is to delineate the existence of the different flow regimes in individual fractures. For steady-state flow conditions, we developed physical constraints on the different flow regimes that satisfy minimum energy configurations, which enabled us to segregate the wide range of fracture transmissivity (volumetric flow rate per fracture width) into several flow regimes. These are, in increasing order of flow rate, flow of adsorbed films, flow of sliding drops, rivulet flow, stable film flow, and unstable (turbulent) film flow. The scope of this study is limited to wide-aperture fractures with the flow on the opposing sides of fracture being independent.

Ghezzehei, Teamrat A.

2004-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

134

Minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS) and minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) specifications.  

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Here we present a standard developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) for reporting marker gene sequences - the minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS). We also introduce a system for describing the environment from which a biological sample originates. The 'environmental packages' apply to any genome sequence of known origin and can be used in combination with MIMARKS and other GSC checklists. Finally, to establish a unified standard for describing sequence data and to provide a single point of entry for the scientific community to access and learn about GSC checklists, we present the minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS). Adoption of MIxS will enhance our ability to analyze natural genetic diversity documented by massive DNA sequencing efforts from myriad ecosystems in our ever-changing biosphere.

Yilmaz, P.; Kottmann, R.; Field, D.; Knight, R.; Cole, J. R.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; Gilbert, J. A. (CLS-CI); ( MCS); (Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany); (Jacombs University Bremen gGmbH, Bremen, Germany); (Natural Environment Research Council Environmental Bioinformatics Centre, Wallington CEH); (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado); (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Francisco, California); (Ribosomal Database Project, Michigan State University)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

PAIRWISE BLENDING OF HIGH LEVEL WASTE (HLW)  

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The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate a mission scenario that uses pairwise and incidental blending of high level waste (HLW) to reduce the total mass of HLW glass. Secondary objectives include understanding how recent refinements to the tank waste inventory and solubility assumptions affect the mass of HLW glass and how logistical constraints may affect the efficacy of HLW blending.

CERTA, P.J.

2006-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

136

Some remarks on tree-level vacuum stability in two Higgs doublet models  

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It is proved that the minimum of a general two Higgs doublet models' potential is stable at tree level. A relation between stability and flavour changing neutral currents at tree level is shown.

A. Barroso; P. M. Ferreira; R. Santos

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

137

Restricting query relaxation through user constraints  

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This paper describes techniques to restrict and to heuristically control relaxation of deductive database queries. The process of query relaxation provides a user with a means to automatically identify new queries that are related to the user`s original query. However, for large databases, many relaxations may be possible. The methods to control and restrict the relaxation process introduced in this paper focus the relaxation process and make it more efficient. User restrictions over the data base domain may be expressed as user constraints. This paper describes how user constraints can restrict relaxed queries. Also, a set of heuristics based on cooperative answering techniques are presented for controlling the relaxation process. Finally, the interaction of the methods for relaxing queries, processing user constraints, and applying the heuristic rules is described.

Gaasterland, T.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Electromagnetic field with constraints and Papapetrou equation  

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

Z. Ya. Turakulov; A. T. Muminov

2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

139

Optimal constraints on local primordial non-Gaussianity from the two-point statistics of large-scale structure  

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One of the main signatures of primordial non-Gaussianity of the local type is a scale-dependent correction to the bias of large-scale structure tracers such as galaxies or clusters, whose amplitude depends on the bias of the tracers itself. The dominant source of noise in the power spectrum of the tracers is caused by sampling variance on large scales (where the non-Gaussian signal is strongest) and shot noise arising from their discrete nature. Recent work has argued that one can avoid sampling variance by comparing multiple tracers of different bias, and suppress shot noise by optimally weighting halos of different mass. Here we combine these ideas and investigate how well the signatures of non-Gaussian fluctuations in the primordial potential can be extracted from the two-point correlations of halos and dark matter. On the basis of large N-body simulations with local non-Gaussian initial conditions and their halo catalogs we perform a Fisher matrix analysis of the two-point statistics. Compared to the standard analysis, optimal weighting and multiple-tracer techniques applied to halos can yield up to 1 order of magnitude improvements in f{sub NL}-constraints, even if the underlying dark matter density field is not known. In this case one needs to resolve all halos down to 10{sup 10}h{sup -1}M{sub sun} at z=0, while with the dark matter this is already achieved at a mass threshold of 10{sup 12}h{sup -1}M{sub sun}. We compare our numerical results to the halo model and find satisfactory agreement. Forecasting the optimal f{sub NL}-constraints that can be achieved with our methods when applied to existing and future survey data, we find that a survey of 50h{sup -3} Gpc{sup 3} volume resolving all halos down to 10{sup 11}h{sup -1}M{sub sun} at z=1 will be able to obtain {sigma}{sub f{sub N{sub L}}}{approx}1 (68% cl), a factor of {approx}20 improvement over the current limits. Decreasing the minimum mass of resolved halos, increasing the survey volume or obtaining the dark matter maps can further improve these limits, potentially reaching the level of {sigma}{sub f{sub N{sub L}}}{approx}0.1. This precision opens up the possibility to distinguish different types of primordial non-Gaussianity and to probe inflationary physics of the very early Universe.

Hamaus, Nico; Desjacques, Vincent [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Seljak, Uros [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland); Physics Department, Astronomy Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Ewha University, Seoul 120-750, S. Korea (Korea, Republic of)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

140

Minimum Time Optimal Synthesis for a Control System on SU(2)  

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For the time optimal control on an invariant system on SU(2), with two independent controls and a bound on the norm of the control, the extremals of the maximum principle are explicit functions of time and the resulting differential equations can be explicitly integrated. We use this fact here to perform the optimal synthesis for these systems, i.e., find all optimal trajectories. As a consequence, we describe a simple method to find the minimum time control for every desired final condition. Although the Lie group SU(2) is three dimensional, optimal trajectories can be described in the unit disk of the complex plane. We find that a circular trajectory separates optimal trajectories that reach the boundary of the unit disk from the others. Inside this separatrix circle another trajectory (the critical trajectory) plays an important role in that all optimal trajectories end at an intersection with this curve. Our results are of interest to find the minimum time needed to achieve a given evolution of a two level quantum system.

Francesca Albertini; Domenico D'Alessandro

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Distance measurements from supernovae and dark energy constraints  

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Constraints on dark energy from current observational data are sensitive to how distances are measured from Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) data. We find that flux averaging of SNe Ia can be used to test the presence of unknown systematic uncertainties, and yield more robust distance measurements from SNe Ia. We have applied this approach to the nearby+SDSS+ESSENCE+SNLS+HST set of 288 SNe Ia, and the “Constitution” set of 397 SNe Ia. Combining the SN Ia data with cosmic microwave background anisotropy data from Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe 5 yr observations, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey baryon acoustic oscillation measurements, the data of 69 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) , and the Hubble constant measurement from the Hubble Space Telescope project SHOES, we measure the dark energy density function X(z)??X(z)/?X(0) as a free function of redshift (assumed to be a constant at z>1 or z>1.5). Without the flux averaging of SNe Ia, the combined data using the Constitution set of SNe Ia seem to indicate a deviation from a cosmological constant at ?95% confidence level at 0?z?0.8; they are consistent with a cosmological constant at ?68% confidence level when SNe Ia are flux averaged. The combined data using the nearby+SDSS+ESSENCE+SNLS+HST data set of SNe Ia are consistent with a cosmological constant at 68% confidence level with or without flux averaging of SNe Ia, and give dark energy constraints that are significantly more stringent than that using the Constitution set of SNe Ia. Assuming a flat Universe, dark energy is detected at >98% confidence level for z?0.75 using the combined data with 288 SNe Ia from nearby+SDSS+ESSENCE+SNLS+HST, independent of the assumptions about X(z?1). We quantify dark energy constraints without assuming a flat Universe using the dark energy figure of merit for both X(z) and a dark energy equation-of-state linear in the cosmic scale factor.

Yun Wang

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

142

The impact of minimum age of employment regulation on child labor and schooling  

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Promoting minimum age of employment regulation has been a centerpiece in child labor policy for the last 15 years. If enforced, minimum age regulation would change the age profile of paid child employment. Using micro-data ...

Edmonds, Eric V

143

The application of local approach to assess the influence of in-plane constraint on cleavage fracture  

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The assessment of real or postulated flaws within critical components is conventionally carried out using methods based on single parameter fracture mechanics. For low constraint configurations (e.g. shallow cracks) such methods can provide highly conservative assessments. Two-parameter (J-T, J-Q) fracture mechanics has been developed to quantify the influence of crack-tip constraint on fracture and this development has been incorporated into a modified R6 framework to reduce the conservatisms associated with the assessment of low constraint configurations. This framework requires that the constraint of the structure is quantified (with respect to T or Q) and that the materials fracture response to constraint is measured by testing a number of cracked specimens which sample a range of constraint levels. An alternative method of assessment, which may be used in situations where fracture data are unavailable over the full range of constraint, is the so-called local approach to fracture. In this Paper, the local approach has been used alongside the modified R6 framework to assess the cleavage fracture behavior of a well characterized mild steel plate at {minus}50 C. The local approach method predicts: (i) an upswing in cleavage fracture toughness as a function of decreasing crack-tip constraint which is conservative with respect to the actual materials response, (ii) an increase in the scatter of cleavage fracture toughness as a function of decreasing crack-tip constraint. This is a direct consequence of framing the local approach model within two-parameter Weibull statistics. Finally it is shown that the local approach may be used successfully alongside the modified R6 framework to assess low constraint geometries: resultant failure assessment curves reduce the conservatism of the conventional Option 1 curve.

Sherry, A.H.; Sanderson, D.J.; Lidbury, D.P.G. [AEA Technology, Risley (United Kingdom); Ainsworth, R.A. [Nuclear Electric, Berkeley (United Kingdom); Kikuchi, K. [JAERI, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Binding (or Cohesive) Energy Denition and Constraints  

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Binding (or Cohesive) Energy Denition and Constraints The binding or cohesive energy cof a substance (either liquid or solid) is the energy required to break all the bonds associated with one of its constituent molecules. It is, therefore a measure of the inter-molecular energy for a substance. We spend time

Nimmo, Francis

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SYNTHESIS: MODELING VARIABILITY AND CONSTRAINTS Rolf Carlson  

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SYNTHESIS: MODELING VARIABILITY AND CONSTRAINTS Rolf Carlson This is a modified version. Abstract This paper discusses some important topics in current speech synthesis research. Modeling of speaker characteristics and emotions are used as a examples of new trends in the speech synthesis field

Carlson, Rolf

146

Infrastructure Constraints in New England Background Memo  

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

147

Prioritisation of test suites containing precedence constraints  

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1 Prioritisation of test suites containing precedence constraints Tim Miller Department@unimelb.edu.au Abstract--Test case prioritisation is the process of ordering the exe- cution of test cases to achieve a certain goal, such as increasing the rate of fault detection. Many existing test case prioritisation

Miller, Tim

148

Constraint Satisfaction Problems Frank C. Langbein  

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Science Cardiff University 13th February 2001 #12;Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSPs) · A CSP #12;A Geometric CSP, . . . · Parallel planes: nt 1n2 = 1, . . . Elements of the CSP: · Variables: nl S2 (unit sphere), pl R · Domains

Camacho, David

149

Synthesised Constraint Models for Distributed Energy Management  

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for optimisation have been widely ignored ­ a gap we aim to close. As a by-product, we give a formulation of warmSynthesised Constraint Models for Distributed Energy Management Alexander Schiendorfer, Jan frequently encountered in energy management systems such as the coordination of power generators in a virtual

Reif, Wolfgang

150

Thunderstriking Constraints with JUPITER Christos Kloukinas  

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, response jitter, memory, energy consumption, QoS, depend- ability, etc. Unfortunately, we are still lackingThunderstriking Constraints with JUPITER Christos Kloukinas City University Department of Computing Northampton Sq., London EC1V 0HB, U.K. C.Kloukinas(at)soi.city.ac.uk Abstract We present JUPITER, a tool

Weyde, Tillman

151

Constraints on Resonant Dark Matter Annihilation  

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by PAMELA and FERMI satellites. In this thesis, we analyze a class of models which allow for dark matter to annihilate through an s-channel resonance. Our analysis takes into account constraints from thermal relic abundance and the recent measurements...

Backovic, Mihailo

2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

152

Transforming and Refining Abstract Constraint Specifications  

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

Walsh, Toby

153

LANGMUIR WAVE ACTIVITY: COMPARING THE ULYSSES SOLAR MINIMUM AND SOLAR MAXIMUM ORBITS  

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). The top three panels correspond to the southern segment of the solar minimum orbit; repeated passesLANGMUIR WAVE ACTIVITY: COMPARING THE ULYSSES SOLAR MINIMUM AND SOLAR MAXIMUM ORBITS R. J at the electron plasma frequency) during the solar minimum and solar maximum orbits of Ulysses. At high latitudes

California at Berkeley, University of

154

Anomalous electron density events in the quiet summer ionosphere at solar minimum over Millstone Hill  

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Anomalous electron density events in the quiet summer ionosphere at solar minimum over Millstone region ionosphere over Millstone Hill with calculations from the IZMIRAN model for solar minimum layer. This phenomenon occurs frequently in the quiet ionosphere at solar minimum during summer

Boyer, Edmond

155

Magnetic Flux Transport Simulations of Solar Surface Magnetic Distributions During a Grand Minimum.  

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, Scotland, KY16 9SS. Abstract. It is well known that magnetic activity on the Sun modulates from one cycle strongly depend on the phase of the cycle in which the grand minimum starts and whether it lasts for an odd or even number of cycles. If the grand minimum starts around cycle minimum then a signi#12;cant amount

Mackay, Duncan

156

Minimum Energy Consumption in Multicomponent Distillation. 3. More Than Three Products and Generalized Petlyuk Arrangements  

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Minimum Energy Consumption in Multicomponent Distillation. 3. More Than Three Products-component feed into M products has been derived. Interestingly, the minimum-energy solution in a complex solution of minimum energy for distillation of a multicomponent feed into multiple products has not been

Skogestad, Sigurd

157

An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network  

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Sheetalkumar Doshi of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol and suggests mechanisms for their imple- mentation. We of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol in terms of energy savings with an existing on-demand ad

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network  

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Sheetalkumar Doshi the necessary features of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol and suggests mechanisms the performance of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol in terms of energy savings with an existing on

Brown, Timothy X.

159

Observed Minimum Illuminance Threshold for Night Market Vendors in Kenya who use LED Lamps  

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Creation of light for work, socializing, and general illumination is a fundamental application of technology around the world. For those who lack access to electricity, an emerging and diverse range of LED based lighting products hold promise for replacing and/or augmenting their current fuel-based lighting sources that are costly and dirty. Along with analysis of environmental factors, economic models for total cost-ofownership of LED lighting products are an important tool for studying the impacts of these products as they emerge in markets of developing countries. One important metric in those models is the minimum illuminance demanded by end-users for a given task before recharging the lamp or replacing batteries. It impacts the lighting service cost per unit time if charging is done with purchased electricity, batteries, or charging services. The concept is illustrated in figure 1: LED lighting products are generally brightest immediately after the battery is charged or replaced and the illuminance degrades as the battery is discharged. When a minimum threshold level of illuminance is reached, the operational time for the battery charge cycle is over. The cost to recharge depends on the method utilized; these include charging at a shop at a fixed price per charge, charging on personal grid connections, using solar chargers, and purchasing dry cell batteries. This Research Note reports on the observed"charge-triggering" illuminance level threshold for night market vendors who use LED lighting products to provide general and task oriented illumination. All the study participants charged with AC power, either at a fixed-price charge shop or with electricity at their home.

Johnstone, Peter; Jacobson, Arne; Mills, Evan; Radecsky, Kristen

2009-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction Products with Internal Energy beyond the Kinematic Limit Result from Trajectories Far from the Minimum Energy Path: An Example from  

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Reaction Products with Internal Energy beyond the Kinematic Limit Result from Trajectories Far from the minimum energy path are, in general, responsible for production of highly internally excited products-7 For this collision energy and product vibrational level, rotational states j e 18 are energetically allowed, but only

Zare, Richard N.

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Design constraints on Cherenkov telescopes with Davies-Cotton reflectors  

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This paper discusses the construction of high-performance ground-based gamma-ray Cherenkov telescopes with a Davies-Cotton reflector. For the design of such telescopes, usually physics constrains the field-of-view, while the photo-sensor size is defined by limited options. Including the effect of light-concentrators in front of the photo sensor, it is demonstrated that these constraints are enough to mutually constrain all other design parameters. The dependability of the various design parameters naturally arises once a relationship between the value of the point-spread functions at the edge of the field-of-view and the pixel field-of-view is introduced. To be able to include this constraint into a system of equations, an analytical description for the point-spread function of a tessellated Davies-Cotton reflector is derived from Taylor developments and ray-tracing simulations. Including higher order terms renders the result precise on the percent level. Design curves are provided within the typical phase sp...

Bretz, Thomas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Phase behavior and minimum miscibility pressure for nitrogen miscible displacement  

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Nitrogen (N/sub 2/) has been successfully used as a displacing gas for light oil recovery. The information of the minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) and phase behavior for N/sub 2/ with light oils is important for the screening of this oil recovery method. Phase behavior studies were performed on N/sub 2/-hydrocarbon mixtures at high pressure (above 4,000 psia) to help interpret the results of the slim tube experiments. Synthetic oil systems of methane + n-butane (nC/sub 4/) + n-decane (nC/sub 10/) were studied to determine the approximate phase behavior of crude oil with nitrogen and to investigate the effect of the presence of methane (C/sub 1/) on phase behavior and the MMP of N/sub 2/. The resulting phase diagram shows that methane can lower the miscibility pressure of nitrogen.

Chung, F.T.H.; Llave, F.M.; Louvier, R.W.; Hudgins, D.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets  

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Gravitational and electronic forces produce a correlation between the mass and shape of objects in the universe. For example, at an average radius of ~ 200 km - 300 km, the icy moons and rocky asteroids of our Solar System transition from a rounded potato shape to a sphere. We derive this potato-to-sphere transition radius -- or "potato radius" -- from first principles. Using the empirical potato radii of asteroids and icy moons, we derive a constraint on the yield strength of these bodies during their formative years when their shapes were determined. Our proposed ~ 200 km potato radius for icy moons would substantially increase the number of trans-Neptunian objects classified as dwarf planets.

Lineweaver, Charles H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics  

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Mechanical constraints enhance electrical energy densities of soft dielectrics Lin Zhang, Qiming, the dielectric will breakdown electrically. The breakdown limits the electrical energy density of the dielectric electric fields and thus increase their electrical energy densities. The mechanical constraints suppress

Ferrari, Silvia

165

Sets of Symmetry Breaking Constraints Barbara M. Smith  

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Sets of Symmetry Breaking Constraints Barbara M. Smith Cork Constraint Computation Centre, University College Cork, Ireland b.m.smith@4c.ucc.ie Abstract [Puget, 2004] has shown that if the symmetry

Smith, Barbara M.

166

Threshold Boolean form for joint probabilistic constraints with ...  

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Jan 2, 2015 ... probabilistic constraints with random technology matrix”. James Luedtke ?. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. University of ...

2015-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

167

Flow shop scheduling with peak power consumption constraints  

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Mar 29, 2012 ... Flow shop scheduling with peak power consumption constraints ... Keywords: scheduling, flow shop, energy, peak power consumption, integer ...

K. Fang

2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

168

Elementary Model of Constraint Quantization with an Anomaly  

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Quantum gravity is made more difficult in part by its constraint structure. The constraints are classically first-class; however, upon quantization they become partially second-class. To study such behavior, we focus on a simple problem with finitely many degrees of freedom and demonstrate how the projection operator formalism for dealing with quantum constraints is well suited to this type of example.

J. Scott Little; John R. Klauder

2005-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

169

Lifetime-Aware Intrusion Detection under Safeguarding Constraints  

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Lifetime-Aware Intrusion Detection under Safeguarding Constraints Ali Iranli, Hanif Fatemi, Massoud in whereby first the safeguarding constraints are satisfied and then the scheduling problem is solved Detection under Safeguarding constraint (IDS) is the version of the problem that we are interested to extend

Pedram, Massoud

170

Castor: Using Constraint Programming to Solve SPARQL Queries  

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. 1 Constraint Programming A Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) is a triple (X,D,C) where X of values that can be assigned to x, and C is a set of constraints. A solution to a CSP is an assignment. The root node of the tree is the initial CSP. The children of a node are smaller CSPs such that the union

Deville, Yves

171

Utility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel  

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in order to make a position acceptable from a risk management perspective. Second, a risk measure shouldUtility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel Humboldt-Universit¨at zu Berlin-time financial market model under a joint budget and downside risk constraint. The risk constraint is given

Grübel, Rudolf

172

Local air quality constraints on energy growth, 1985-1990  

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This report examines the potential future conflict between energy growth and environmental protection, from the perspective of siting constraints imposed by requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977. County-level projections of additional utility powerplant capacity and increases in industrial coal, oil, and gas consumption are derived for the period 1985 to 1990. Emissions of sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, after the application of appropriate control systems, are converted to changes in ambient air quality using a proportional modeling approach. These changes are then compared with Nonattainment and Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirements, and the energy activity is considered to be constrained if a violation is projected. Total percentages of constrained energy activity are developed for the nation, and the geographical patterns of significant impacts are presented.

Streets, D.G.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Sensitivity of galaxy cluster dark energy constraints to halo modeling uncertainties  

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We perform a sensitivity study of dark energy (DE) constraints from galaxy cluster surveys to uncertainties in the halo mass function, bias, and the mass-observable relation. For a set of idealized surveys, we evaluate cosmological constraints as priors on 16 nuisance parameters in the halo modeling are varied. We find that surveys with a higher mass limit are more sensitive to mass-observable uncertainties while surveys with low mass limits that probe more of the mass-function shape and evolution are more sensitive to mass-function errors. We examine the correlations among nuisance and cosmological parameters. Mass-function parameters are strongly positively (negatively) correlated with ?DE (w). For the mass-observable parameters, ?DE is most sensitive to the normalization and its redshift evolution while w is more sensitive to redshift evolution in the variance. While survey performance is limited mainly by mass-observable uncertainties, the current level of mass-function error is responsible for up to a factor of 2 degradation in ideal cosmological constraints. For surveys that probe to low masses (1013.5h-1M?), even percent-level constraints on model nuisance parameters result in a degradation of ?2 (2) on ?DE (w) relative to perfect knowledge.

Carlos E. Cunha and August E. Evrard

2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

174

Urban Parks: Constraints on Park Visitation  

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in a Recreation research shows that there are marked inequalities among population groups in terms of their participation in different leisure activities and their use of local, regional and national park and recre- ation services. Those who do... studies focused primarily on factors that are physical and external to the individual, such as disabilities or lack of facilities. But there are also intrapersonal constraints, which have to do with people?s personality needs, prior socialization...

Scott, David

2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

175

Solar system constraints on Rindler acceleration  

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

Sante Carloni; Daniel Grumiller; Florian Preis

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

176

Dark Energy Constraints from Baryon Acoustic Oscillations  

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Baryon acoustic oscillations (BAOs) in the galaxy power spectrum allow us to extract the scale of the comoving sound horizon at recombination, a cosmological standard ruler accurately determined by the cosmic microwave background anisotropy data. We examine various issues important in the use of BAOs to probe dark energy. We find that if we assume a flat universe and priors on ?m, ?mh2, and ?bh2 as expected from the Planck mission, the constraints on dark energy parameters (w0, w') scale much less steeply with survey area than (area)-1/2 for a given redshift range. The constraints on the dark energy density ?X(z), however, do scale roughly with (area)-1/2 due to the strong correlation between H(z) and ?m (which reduces the effect of priors on ?m). Dark energy constraints from BAOs are very sensitive to the assumed linear scale of matter clustering and the redshift accuracy of the survey. For a BAO survey with 0.5 ? z ? 2, ? (R) = 0.4 [corresponding to kmax (z = 0) = 0.086 h Mpc-1], and ?z/ (1 + z) = 0.001, we find = (0.115,0.183) and (0.069, 0.104) for survey areas of 1000 and 10,000 deg2, respectively. We find that it is critical to minimize the bias in the scale estimates in order to derive reliable dark energy constraints. For a 1000 (10,000) deg2 BAO survey, a 1 ? bias in ln H (z) leads to a 2 ? (3 ?) bias in w'. The bias in w' due to the same scale bias from ln DA (z) is slightly smaller and opposite in sign. The results from this paper will be useful in assessing different proposed BAO surveys and guiding the design of optimal dark energy detection strategies.

Yun Wang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

MEMORY AWARE HIGH-LEVEL SYNTHESIS FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS  

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MEMORY AWARE HIGH-LEVEL SYNTHESIS FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS Gwenole Corre, Eric Senn, Nathalie Julien to take into account the memory architecture and the memory mapping in the High- Level Synthesis of Real-Time embedded systems. We formalize the memory mapping as a set of constraints for the synthesis, and defined

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Feasibility study for lowering the minimum gas pressure in solution-mined caverns based on geomechanical analyses of creep-induced damage and healing  

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Geomechanical analyses were made to determine the minimum gas pressure allowable based on an existing stress-based criterion (Damage Potential) and an advanced constitutive model (MDCF model) capable of quantifying the level of damage and healing in rock salt. The MDCF model is a constitutive model developed for the WIPP to provide a continuum description of the dislocation and damage deformation of salt. The purpose of this study was to determine if the MDCF model is applicable for evaluating the minimum gas pressure of CNG storage caverns. Specifically, it was to be determined if this model would predict that the minimum gas pressure in the caverns could be lowered without compromising the stability of the cavern. Additionally, the healing behavior of the salt was analyzed to determine if complete healing of the damaged rock zone would occur during the period the cavern was at maximum gas pressure. Significant findings of this study are reported.

Ratigan, J.L.; Nieland, J.D.; Devries, K.L.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

179

Topological constraints in geometric deformation quantization on domains with multiple boundary components  

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A topological constraint on the possible values of the universal quantization parameter is revealed in the case of geometric quantization on (boundary) curves diffeomorphic to $S^1$, analytically extended on a bounded domain in $\\mathbb{C}$, with $n \\ge 2$ boundary components. Unlike the case of one boundary component (such as the canonical Berezin quantization of the Poincar\\'e upper-half plane or the case of conformally-invariant 2D systems), the more general case considered here leads to a strictly positive minimum value for the quantization parameter, which depends on the geometrical data of the domain (specifically, the total area and total perimeter in the smooth case). It is proven that if the lower bound is attained, then $n=2$ and the domain must be annular, with a direct interpretation in terms of the global monodromy.

Razvan Teodorescu

2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

180

Constraints on ionising photon production from the large-scale Lyman-alpha forest  

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Recent work has shown that the z~2.5 Lyman-alpha forest on large scales encodes information about the galaxy and quasar populations that keep the intergalactic medium photoionized. We present the first forecasts for constraining the populations with data from current and next-generation surveys. At a minimum the forest should tell us whether galaxies or, conversely, quasars dominate the photon production. The number density and clustering strength of the ionising sources might be estimated to sub-10% precision with a DESI-like survey if degeneracies (e.g., with the photon mean-free-path, small-scale clustering power normalization and potentially other astrophysical effects) can be broken by prior information. We demonstrate that, when inhomogeneous ionisation is correctly handled, constraints on dark energy do not degrade.

Pontzen, Andrew; Peiris, Hiranya; Verde, Licia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on gravity and dark energy from the pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect  

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We calculate the constraints on dark energy and cosmic modifications to gravity achievable with upcoming cosmic microwave background (CMB) surveys sensitive to the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effects. The analysis focuses on using the mean pairwise velocity of clusters as observed through the kinematic SZ effect (kSZ), an approach based on the same methods used for the first detection of the kSZ effect, and includes a detailed derivation and discussion of this statistic's covariance under a variety of different survey assumptions. The potential of current, Stage II, and upcoming, Stage III and Stage IV, CMB observations are considered, in combination with contemporaneous spectroscopic and photometric galaxy observations. A detailed assessment is made of the sensitivity to the assumed statistical and systematic uncertainties in the optical depth determination, the magnitude and uncertainty in the minimum detectable mass, and the importance of pairwise velocity correlations at small separations, where non-linear eff...

Mueller, Eva-Maria; Bean, Rachel; Niemack, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

WMAP constraints on the Intra-Cluster Medium  

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We devise a Monte-Carlo based, optimized filter match method to extract the thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) signature of a catalog of 116 low-redshift X-ray clusters from the first year data release of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). We detect an over-all amplitude for the SZ signal at the ~ 8-sigma level, yielding a combined constraint of f_{gas}h = 0.08 +/- 0.01 (ran) +/- 0.01 (sys) on the gas mass fraction of the Intra-Cluster Medium. We also compile X-ray estimated gas fractions from the literature for our sample, and find that they are consistent with the SZ estimates at the 2-sigma level, while both show an increasing trend with X-ray temperature. Nevertheless, our SZ estimated gas fraction is 30-40% smaller than the concordance LCDM cosmic average. We also express our observations in terms of the SZ flux-temperature relation, and compare it with other observations, as well as numerical studies. Based on its spectral and spatial signature, we can also extract the microwave point source signal of the clusters at the 3-sigma level, which puts the average microwave luminosity (at ~ 41 GHz) of bright cluster members (M_K 5 kev. Our work serves as an example for how correlation of SZ surveys with cluster surveys in other frequencies can significantly increase our physical understanding of the intra-cluster medium.

Niayesh Afshordi; Yen-Ting Lin; Alastair J. R. Sanderson

2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

183

Verification of the Taylor (minimum energy) state in a spheromak  

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Experimental measurements of the equilibrium in the S?1 spheromak [M. Yamada J. Sinnis H. P. Furth M. Okabayashi G. Sheffield T. H. Stix and A. M. M. Todd in P r o c e e d i n g s o f t h e U S?J a p a n S y m p o s i u m o n C o m p a c t T o r u s e s a n d E n e r g e t i c P a r t i c l e I n j e c t i o n (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Princeton NJ 1979) p. 171] by use of magnetic probes inside the plasma show that the final magnetic equilibrium is one that has relaxed close to the Taylor (minimum?energy) state even though the plasma is far from that state during formation. The comparison is made by calculating the two?dimensional ? profile of the plasma from the probe data where ? is defined as ?0? j ?/B. Measurements using a triple Langmuir probe proved evidence to support the conclusion that the pressure gradients in the relaxed state are confined to the edge region of the plasma.

G. W. Hart; A. Janos; D. D. Meyerhofer; M. Yamada

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Minimum error discrimination between similarity-transformed quantum states  

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Using the well-known necessary and sufficient conditions for minimum error discrimination (MED), we extract an equivalent form for the MED conditions. In fact, by replacing the inequalities corresponding to the MED conditions with an equivalent but more suitable and convenient identity, the problem of mixed state discrimination with optimal success probability is solved. Moreover, we show that the mentioned optimality conditions can be viewed as a Helstrom family of ensembles under some circumstances. Using the given identity, MED between N similarity transformed equiprobable quantum states is investigated. In the case that the unitary operators are generating a set of irreducible representation, the optimal set of measurements and corresponding maximum success probability of discrimination can be determined precisely. In particular, it is shown that for equiprobable pure states, the optimal measurement strategy is the square-root measurement (SRM), whereas for the mixed states, SRM is not optimal. In the case that the unitary operators are reducible, there is no closed-form formula in the general case, but the procedure can be applied in each case in accordance to that case. Finally, we give the maximum success probability of optimal discrimination for some important examples of mixed quantum states, such as generalized Bloch sphere m-qubit states, spin-j states, particular nonsymmetric qudit states, etc.

Jafarizadeh, M. A. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran 19395-1795 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Fundamental Sciences, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sufiani, R. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran 19395-1795 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mazhari Khiavi, Y. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

185

Minimum Cost Path Problem for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Feb 4, 2014 ... Abstract: We introduce a practically important and theoretically challenging problem: finding the minimum cost path for plug-in hybrid electric ...

Okan Arslan

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

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

Mackworth, Alan K.

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A Schema for Constraint Relaxation with Instantiations for Partial Constraint Satisfaction and Schedule Optimization  

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(CSPs) 7 1.3.1 The CSP Model 7 1.3.2 CSP Algorithms 8 1.3.2.1 Retrospective Techniques 8 1.1 Probabilistic Labeling in Machine Vision 15 2.2 Non-Satisfaction of Constraints By Weight 16 2.3 Extending CSP

Fox, Mark S.

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Analysis of Fuel Ethanol Transportation Activity and Potential Distribution Constraints  

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This paper provides an analysis of fuel ethanol transportation activity and potential distribution constraints if the total 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel use by 2022 is mandated by EPA under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Ethanol transport by domestic truck, marine, and rail distribution systems from ethanol refineries to blending terminals is estimated using Oak Ridge National Laboratory s (ORNL s) North American Infrastructure Network Model. Most supply and demand data provided by EPA were geo-coded and using available commercial sources the transportation infrastructure network was updated. The percentage increases in ton-mile movements by rail, waterways, and highways in 2022 are estimated to be 2.8%, 0.6%, and 0.13%, respectively, compared to the corresponding 2005 total domestic flows by various modes. Overall, a significantly higher level of future ethanol demand would have minimal impacts on transportation infrastructure. However, there will be spatial impacts and a significant level of investment required because of a considerable increase in rail traffic from refineries to ethanol distribution terminals.

Das, Sujit [ORNL; Peterson, Bruce E [ORNL; Chin, Shih-Miao [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Constraints on the Higgs Boson Mass  

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For a robust interpretation of upcoming observations from PLANCK and Large Hadron Collider experiments it is imperative to understand how the inflationary dynamics of a non-minimally coupled Higgs scalar field with gravity may affect the determination of the inflationary observables. We make a full proper analysis of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, Type Ia supernova distance-redshift relation, and the baryon acoustic oscillations data sets in a context of the non-minimally coupled Higgs inflation field with gravity. For the central value of the top quark pole mass mT = 171.3 GeV, the fit of the inflation model with a non-minimally coupled Higgs scalar field leads to a Higgs boson mass in the range 143.7 GeV ? mH ? 167 GeV (95% CL). We show that the inflation driven by a non-minimally coupled scalar field to the Einstein gravity leads to significant constraints on the scalar spectral index nS and the tensor-to-scalar ratio R when compared with a tensor with similar constraints to form the standard inflation with a minimally coupled scalar field. We also show that an accurate reconstruction of the Higgs potential in terms of inflationary observables requires an improved accuracy of other parameters of the standard model of particle physics such as the top quark mass and the effective QCD coupling constant.

L. A. Popa; A. Caramete

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Astrophysical constraints on millicharged atomic dark matter  

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Some models of inelastic dark matter posit the existence of bound states under some new $U(1)'$ gauge symmetry. If this new dark photon kinetically mixes with the standard model photon, then the constituent particles in these bound states can acquire a fractional electric charge. This electric charge renders a dark-matter medium dispersive. We compute this frequency-dependent index of refraction for such a medium and use the frequency-dependent arrival time of light from astrophysical sources to constrain the properties of dark atoms in the medium. Using optical-wavelength observations from the Crab Pulsar, we find the electric millicharge of dark (electrons) protons to be smaller than the electric charge $e$ for dark atom masses below 100 keV, assuming a dark fine structure constant $\\boldsymbol{\\alpha}=1$. We estimate that future broadband observations of gamma-ray bursts can produce constraints on the millicharge of dark atoms with masses in the keV range that are competitive with existing collider constraints.

Audrey K. Kvam; David C. Latimer

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyze Constraint Behavior to Discover Hidden Value in your Process  

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of data to the database. Several EMS Reports are generated daily by the MSAccess application. These include: Power Boiler Control Constraints 4200 kPa Header Optimizer Constraints 1150 kPa Header Optimization Constraints 450 kPa Header..., British Columbia. AAI designed advanced regulatory controls to improve boiler operation along with a supervisory control system to optimize overall powerhouse efficiency and facilitate improved decision-making. Supervisory controls and advanced process...

Morrison, R.; Moore, D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FINDING THE GLOBAL MINIMUM FOR BINARY IMAGE RESTORATION Tony F. Chan  

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- est. In this paper we define the restored image as the global min- imizer of the total-variation (TVFINDING THE GLOBAL MINIMUM FOR BINARY IMAGE RESTORATION Tony F. Chan , Selim Esedo¯glu and Mila and there are no general methods to calculate the global minimum, while local minimziers are very often of limited inter

Esedoglu, Selim

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Modeling the Global Structure of the Heliosphere during the Recent Solar Minimum  

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, Berkeley, California. Abstract. The recent solar minimum, marking the end of solar cycle 23, has beenModeling the Global Structure of the Heliosphere during the Recent Solar Minimum: Model Mikic and Janet G. Luhmann Predictive Science, San Diego, California. Harvard-Smithsonian Center

California at Berkeley, University of

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Lost sunspot cycle in the beginning of Dalton minimum: New evidence and consequences  

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in the beginning of the Dalton minimum during 1790s [Usoskin et al., 2001]. Earlier, this cycle has been combinedLost sunspot cycle in the beginning of Dalton minimum: New evidence and consequences I. G. Usoskin November 2002; published 24 December 2002. [1] We have recently suggested that one solar cycle was lost

Usoskin, Ilya G.

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An Exponential Improvement on the MST Heuristic for Minimum Energy Broadcasting  

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in energy saving. A naturally arising issue in ad hoc wireless networks is that of supporting communicationAn Exponential Improvement on the MST Heuristic for Minimum Energy Broadcasting in Ad Hoc Wireless Abstract. In this paper we present a new approximation algorithm for the Minimum Energy Broadcast Routing

Caragiannis, Ioannis

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Solar change and climate: an update in the light of the current exceptional solar minimum  

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...review-article 2010 Anniversary Series 1005 41 169 Solar change and climate: an update in the light of the current exceptional solar minimum Mike Lockwood 1 2 * * m.lockwood...Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK Solar outputs during the current solar minimum...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Cost and Quality Tradeoff in Constructing Minimum-Energy Broadcast Trees in Wireless Ad  

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On the Cost and Quality Tradeoff in Constructing Minimum-Energy Broadcast Trees in Wireless Ad Hoc], each having a different complexity and produc- ing a broadcast tree with a different energy cost. Thus to the quality of the trees constructed. II. BUILDING BLOCKS The three ingredients that constitute any minimum-energy

Hu, Y. Charlie

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ITP Steel: Theoretical Minimum Energies to Produce Steel for Selected Conditions, March 2000  

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The absolute theoretical minimum energies to produce liquid steel from idealized scrap (100% Fe) and ore (100% Fe2O3) are much lower than consumed in practice, as are the theoretical minimum energies to roll the steel into its final shape.

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Graphical Visualisation of Minimum Energy Requirements for Multi-Effect Distillation Arrangements  

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of Chemical Engineering, 7491 Trondheim, Norway Abstract The minimum energy requirements of six different heat1 Graphical Visualisation of Minimum Energy Requirements for Multi-Effect Distillation Arrangements energy-consuming process, where distillation is the process most widely used for fluid separations

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle for a  

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Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle to achieve these objectives based on the Minimum Description Length (MDL) principle. This principle solutions that are bigger than necessary, contradicting the Occam's razor principle [7] which says that "the

Bacardit, Jaume

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Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle for a  

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Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle propose a method to achieve these objectives based on the Minimum Description Length (MDL) principle. This principle is a metric which combines in a smart way the accuracy and the complexity of a theory (rule set

Bacardit, Jaume

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The Constant Rank Condition and Second Order Constraint ...  

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Nov 13, 2009 ... The Constant Rank condition for feasible points of nonlinear ... stant Rank condition is, in addition, a second order constraint qualification.

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation...  

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footwall shear zone Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial...

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An approach to initial constraints in general relativity  

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We present a 2+1 decomposition of the momentum constraint in vacuum. In some cases, e.g. under the assumption of analyticity, this constraint can be solved by quadrature. Given a solution with the vanishing mean curvature $H$ the conformal method can be used to solve the Hamiltonian constraint. We show how to obtain in this way initial data with a marginally outer trapped surface. We also shortly discuss an alternative approach, in which the full system of constraints reduces to two real equations for two functions.

Tafel, Jacek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to initial constraints in general relativity  

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We present a 2+1 decomposition of the momentum constraint in vacuum. In some cases, e.g. under the assumption of analyticity, this constraint can be solved by quadrature. Given a solution with the vanishing mean curvature $H$ the conformal method can be used to solve the Hamiltonian constraint. We show how to obtain in this way initial data with a marginally outer trapped surface. We also shortly discuss an alternative approach, in which the full system of constraints reduces to two real equations for two functions.

Jacek Tafel

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

206

A note on unbounded on/off constraints  

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involving decision variables which represent step counters in an abstract computer ... behind this work was inspired by indicator constraints appearing in large ...

H. Hijazi, L. Liberti

2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

207

Handling Nonnegative Constraints in Spectral Estimation Abstract 1 ...  

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Abstract. We consider convex optimization problems with the. constraint that the variables form a ... component of this work in other works, must be obtained from.

208

Certificate in Literary Studies This Certificate aims to introduce students to advanced study of literature at university level,  

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40 credits at level 2 Modern poetry 40 credits at level 1 The rise of the novel 40 credits at level 1 of literature at university level, with particular emphasis on the historical and cultural contexts that inform various literary styles. To complete the certificate (120 credits at level 1) you must gain a minimum

Guo, Zaoyang

209

Observational constraints on dark energy and cosmic curvature  

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Current observational bounds on dark energy depend on our assumptions about the curvature of the universe. We present a simple and efficient method for incorporating constraints from cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy data and use it to derive constraints on cosmic curvature and dark energy density as a free function of cosmic time using current CMB, Type Ia supernova (SN Ia), and baryon acoustic oscillation data. We show that there are two CMB shift parameters, R??mH02r(zCMB) (the scaled distance to recombination) and la??r(zCMB)/rs(zCMB) (the angular scale of the sound horizon at recombination), with measured values that are nearly uncorrelated with each other. Allowing nonzero cosmic curvature, the three-year WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) data give R=1.71±0.03, la=302.5±1.2, and ?bh2=0.02173±0.00082, independent of the dark energy model. The corresponding bounds for a flat universe are R=1.70±0.03, la=302.2±1.2, and ?bh2=0.022±0.00082. We give the covariance matrix of (R,la,?bh2) from the three-year WMAP data. We find that (R,la,?bh2) provide an efficient and intuitive summary of CMB data as far as dark energy constraints are concerned. Assuming the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) prior of H0=72±8??(km/s)?Mpc-1, using 182 SNe Ia (from the HST/GOODS program, the first year Supernova Legacy Survey, and nearby SN Ia surveys), (R,la,?bh2) from WMAP three-year data, and SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) measurement of the baryon acoustic oscillation scale, we find that dark energy density is consistent with a constant in cosmic time, with marginal deviations from a cosmological constant that may reflect current systematic uncertainties or true evolution in dark energy. A flat universe is allowed by current data: ?k=-0.006-0.012-0.025+0.013+0.025 for assuming that the dark energy equation of state wX(z) is constant, and ?k=-0.002-0.018-0.032+0.018+0.041 for wX(z)=w0+wa(1-a) (68% and 95% confidence levels). The bounds on cosmic curvature are less stringent if dark energy density is allowed to be a free function of cosmic time, and are also dependent on the assumption about the early time property of dark energy. We demonstrate this by studying two examples. Significant improvement in dark energy and cosmic curvature constraints is expected as a result of future dark energy and CMB experiments.

Yun Wang and Pia Mukherjee

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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2017 Levelized Costs AEO 2012 Early Release  

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2018 Levelized Costs AEO 2013 1 2018 Levelized Costs AEO 2013 1 January 2013 Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2013 This paper presents average levelized costs for generating technologies that are brought on line in 2018 1 as represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for the Annual Energy Outlook 2013 (AEO2013) Early Release Reference case. 2 Both national values and the minimum and maximum values across the 22 U.S. regions of the NEMS electricity market module are presented. Levelized cost is often cited as a convenient summary measure of the overall competiveness of different generating technologies. It represents the per-kilowatthour cost (in real dollars) of building and operating a generating plant over an assumed financial life and duty cycle. Key

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WHAT DO THREAT LEVELS AND RESPONSE LEVELS MEAN? THREAT LEVELS  

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WHAT DO THREAT LEVELS AND RESPONSE LEVELS MEAN? THREAT LEVELS: The UK Threat Level is decided by the Government's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). It is the system to assess the threat to the UK from Threat Levels: Low - an attack is unlikely Moderate - an attack is possible, but not likely Substantial

Edinburgh, University of

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Magnetic flux conversion and relaxation toward a minimum-energy state in S-1 spheromak plasmas  

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S-1 Spheromak currents and magnetic fluxes have been measured with Rogowski coils and flux loops external to the plasma. Toroidal plasma currents up to 350 kA and spheromak configuration lifetimes over 1.0 msec have been achieved at moderate power levels. The plasma formation in the S-1 Spheromak device is based on an inductive transfer of poloidal and toroidal magnetic flux from a toroidal ''flux core'' to the plasma. Formation is programmed to guide the configuration into a force-free, minimum-energy Taylor state. Properly detailed programming of the formation process is found not to be essential since plasmas adjust themselves during formation to a final equilibrium near the Taylor state. After formation, if the plasma evolves away from the stable state, then distinct relaxation oscillation events occur which restore the configuration to that stable state. The relaxation process involves reconnection of magnetic field lines, and conversion of poloidal to toroidal magnetic flux (and vice versa) has been observed and documented. The scaling of toroidal plasma current and toroidal magnetic flux in the plasma with externally applied currents is consistent with the establishment of a Taylor state after formation. In addition, the magnetic helicity is proportional to that injected from the flux core, independent of how that helicity is generated.

Janos, A.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determine Minimum Silver Flake Addition to GCM for Iodine Loaded AgZ  

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The minimum amount of silver flake required to prevent loss of I{sub 2} during sintering in air for a SNL Glass Composite Material (GCM) Waste Form containing AgI-MOR (ORNL, 8.7 wt%) was determined to be 1.1 wt% Ag. The final GCM composition prior to sintering was 20 wt% AgI-MOR, 1.1 wt% Ag, and 80 wt% Bi-Si oxide glass. The amount of silver flake needed to suppress iodine loss was determined using thermo gravimetric analysis with mass spectroscopic off-gas analysis. These studies found that the ratio of silver to AgI-MOR required is lower in the presence of the glass than without it. Therefore an additional benefit of the GCM is that it serves to inhibit some iodine loss during processing. Alternatively, heating the AgI-MOR in inert atmosphere instead of air allowed for densified GCM formation without I{sub 2} loss, and no necessity for the addition of Ag. The cause of this behavior is found to be related to the oxidation of the metallic Ag to Ag{sup +} when heated to above ~300{degrees}C in air. Heating rate, iodine loading levels and atmosphere are the important variables that determine AgI migration and results suggest that AgI may be completely incorporated into the mordenite structure by the 550{degrees}C sintering temperature.

Terry J. Garino; Tina M. Nenoff; Mark A. Rodriguez

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion Temperatures in the Low Solar Corona: Polar Coronal Holes at Solar Minimum  

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In the present work we use a deep-exposure spectrum taken by the SUMER spectrometer in a polar coronal hole in 1996 to measure the ion temperatures of a large number of ions at many different heights above the limb between 0.03 and 0.17 solar radii. We find that the measured ion temperatures are almost always larger than the electron temperatures and exhibit a non-monotonic dependence on the charge-to-mass ratio. We use these measurements to provide empirical constraints to a theoretical model of ion heating and acceleration based on gradually replenished ion-cyclotron waves. We compare the wave power required to heat the ions to the observed levels to a prediction based on a model of anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. We find that the empirical heating model and the turbulent cascade model agree with one another, and explain the measured ion temperatures, for charge-to-mass ratios smaller than about 0.25. However, ions with charge-to-mass ratios exceeding 0.25 disagree with the model; the wave power...

Landi, Enrico

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Ion Temperatures in the Low Solar Corona: Polar Coronal Holes at Solar Minimum  

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In the present work we use a deep-exposure spectrum taken by the SUMER spectrometer in a polar coronal hole in 1996 to measure the ion temperatures of a large number of ions at many different heights above the limb between 0.03 and 0.17 solar radii. We find that the measured ion temperatures are almost always larger than the electron temperatures and exhibit a non-monotonic dependence on the charge-to-mass ratio. We use these measurements to provide empirical constraints to a theoretical model of ion heating and acceleration based on gradually replenished ion-cyclotron waves. We compare the wave power required to heat the ions to the observed levels to a prediction based on a model of anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. We find that the empirical heating model and the turbulent cascade model agree with one another, and explain the measured ion temperatures, for charge-to-mass ratios smaller than about 0.25. However, ions with charge-to-mass ratios exceeding 0.25 disagree with the model; the wave power they require to be heated to the measured ion temperatures shows an increase with charge-to-mass ratio (i.e., with increasing frequency) that cannot be explained by a traditional cascade model. We discuss possible additional processes that might be responsible for the inferred surplus of wave power.

Enrico Landi; Steven R. Cranmer

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

216

Hadronic EDM Constraints on Orbifold GUTs  

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We point out that the null results of the hadronic electric dipole moment (EDM) searches constrain orbifold grand unified theories (GUTs), where the GUT symmetry and supersymmetry (SUSY) are both broken by boundary conditions in extra dimensions and it leads to rich fermion and sfermion flavor structures. A marginal chromoelectric dipole moment (CEDM) of the up quark is induced by the misalignment between the CP violating left- and right-handed up-type squark mixings, in contrast to the conventional four-dimensional SUSY GUTs. The up quark CEDM constraint is found to be as strong as those from charged lepton flavor violation (LFV) searches. The interplay between future EDM and LFV experiments will probe the structures of the GUTs and the SUSY breaking mediation mechanism.

Junji Hisano; Mitsuru Kakizaki; Minoru Nagai

2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

217

Constraints on topological order in Mott Insulators  

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We point out certain symmetry induced constraints on topological order in Mott Insulators (quantum magnets with an odd number of spin $\\tfrac{1}{2}$ per unit cell). We show, for example, that the double semion topological order is incompatible with time reversal and translation symmetry in Mott insulators. This sharpens the Hastings-Oshikawa-Lieb-Schultz-Mattis theorem for 2D quantum magnets, which guarantees that a fully symmetric gapped Mott insulator must be topologically ordered, but is silent on which topological order is permitted. An application of our result is the Kagome lattice quantum antiferromagnet where recent numerical calculations of entanglement entropy indicate a ground state compatible with either toric code or double semion topological order. Our result rules out the latter possibility.

Michael P. Zaletel; Ashvin Vishwanath

2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

218

A Landscape Analysis of Constraint Satisfaction Problems  

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We discuss an analysis of Constraint Satisfaction problems, such as Sphere Packing, K-SAT and Graph Coloring, in terms of an effective energy landscape. Several intriguing geometrical properties of the solution space become in this light familiar in terms of the well-studied ones of rugged (glassy) energy landscapes. A `benchmark' algorithm naturally suggested by this construction finds solutions in polynomial time up to a point beyond the `clustering' and in some cases even the `thermodynamic' transitions. This point has a simple geometric meaning and can be in principle determined with standard Statistical Mechanical methods, thus pushing the analytic bound up to which problems are guaranteed to be easy. We illustrate this for the graph three and four-coloring problem. For Packing problems the present discussion allows to better characterize the `J-point', proposed as a systematic definition of Random Close Packing, and to place it in the context of other theories of glasses.

Florent Krzakala; Jorge Kurchan

2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS FOR DARK MATTER HALOS  

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Observations show that the underlying rotation curves at intermediate radii in spiral and low-surface-brightness galaxies are nearly universal. Further, in these same galaxies, the product of the central density and the core radius ({rho}{sub 0} r{sub 0}) is constant. An empirically motivated model for dark matter halos that incorporates these observational constraints is presented and shown to be in accord with the observations. A model fit to the observations of the galaxy cluster A611 shows that {rho}{sub 0} r{sub 0} for the dark matter halo in this more massive structure is larger by a factor of {approx}20 over that assumed for the galaxies. The model maintains the successful Navarro-Frenk-White form in the outer regions, although the well-defined differences in the inner regions suggest that modifications to the standard cold dark matter picture are required.

Hartwick, F. D. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 (Canada)

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Periodic Constraint-Based Control Using Dynamic Wireless Sensor Scheduling  

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Periodic Constraint-Based Control Using Dynamic Wireless Sensor Scheduling James Weimer, Jos´e Ara´ujo, Aitor Hernandez and Karl Henrik Johansson Abstract-- Constraint-based control over wireless sensor net- works (WSNs) require control strategies that achieve a desired closed-loop system performance while

Johansson, Karl Henrik

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Constraint-based Scheduling Markus P.J. Fromherz  

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such as product assembly se- quencing. This makes constraint-based scheduling interesting to the control community planning, scheduling, and control tasks. This tutorial gives a brief introduction to constraint and reconfigurable con- trol, and the integration of various planning, scheduling, and control tasks

Fromherz, Markus P.J.

222

Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints  

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iteration to another. The complexity of a given iteration becomes linear in the number of generators instead of the coupling between generator time- spanning constraints and system-wide instantaneous constraints, suers from combinatoric complexity as the number of generators increases. It is this feature that dooms

223

Optimal lifetime consumption and investment under drawdown constraint  

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Optimal lifetime consumption and investment under drawdown constraint Romuald Elie Nizar Touzi consumption-investment problem under the drawdown constraint, i.e. the wealth process never falls below in explicit form, and we derive closed-form expressions for the optimal consumption and investment strategy

Touzi, Nizar

224

Improving Cost Calculations for Global Constraints in Local Search  

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

Rossi, Francesca

225

Capital Expenditures, Financial Constraints, and the Use of Options  

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Capital Expenditures, Financial Constraints, and the Use of Options Tim Adam RMI Working Paper No@nus.edu.sg 1 #12;Capital Expenditures, Financial Constraints, and the Use of Options Abstract This paper of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NUS Risk Management Institute (RMI). #12;Capital

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

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Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We  

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Structural Modelling of Financial Constraints on Investment: Where Do We Stand? Jean tests of investment facing financial constraints, to their link with firms data and asset prices the interpretation of the sensitivity of investment to liquidity variables such as cash flow as a measure

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

227

Asymptotic Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations with State Constraints  

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We study Hamilton-Jacobi equations in a bounded domain with the state constraint boundary condition. We establish a general convergence result for viscosity solutions of the Cauchy problem for Hamilton-Jacobi equations with the state constraint boundary condition to asymptotic solutions as time goes to infinity.

Mitake, Hiroyoshi [Waseda University, Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (Japan)], E-mail: take_take_hiro2@akane.waseda.jp

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

A Meeting Scheduling System Based on Open Constraint Programming  

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- ences can be programmed using the OCP reactors language. CLP is suitable to be used in meetingA Meeting Scheduling System Based on Open Constraint Programming Kenny Qili Zhu and Andrew E a meeting scheduling system based on open constraint programming (OCP) paradigm. OCP is an extension

Zhu, Kenny Q.

229

A Toolkit for Constraint Management in Heterogeneous Information Systems \\Lambda  

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to monitor and enforce distributed integrity constraints in loosely coupled heterogeneous information systems in such environments. Our framework is used to describe (1) interfaces provided by a database for the data items integrity constraints over data that is stored in a collec­ tion of loosely coupled heterogeneous

Chawathe, Sudarshan S.

230

China's Coal: Demand, Constraints, and Externalities  

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12 2.6. International coal prices and18 International coal prices and trade In parallel with the2001, domestic Chinese coal prices moved from stable levels

Aden, Nathaniel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Constraint on Quantum Gravitational Well in Noncommutative Space  

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In two-dimensional noncommutive space for the case of both position-position and momentum-momentum noncommuting, the constraint between noncommutative parameters on the quantum gravitational well is investigated. The related topic of guaranteeing Bose-Einstein statistics in the general case are elucidated: Bose-Einstein statistics is guaranteed by the deformed Heisenberg-Weyl algebra itself, independent of dynamics. A special feature of a dynamical system is represented by a constraint between noncommutative parameters. Such a constraint is fixed by dynamical considerations. The general feature of the constraint is a direct proportionality between noncommutative parameters with a coefficient composed by a product of characteristic parameters of the considered system. The constraint on the quantum gravitational well is obtained, and is applied to estimate the upper bound of the momentum-momentum noncommutative parameter from the experimental upper bound of the position-position noncommutative parameter.

Jian-Zu Zhang

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Constraints on Strongly Coupled Moduli from Cosmic Strings  

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Cosmological constraints on moduli, whose coupling to matter is stronger than Planck mass suppressed coupling, are derived. In particular, moduli are considered to be produced by oscillating loops of cosmic strings and constraints are obtained from their effects on big bang nucleosynthesis and their contribution to diffuse gamma ray background and dark matter. Large volume and warped Type-IIB flux compactifications are taken as examples where strongly coupled moduli are present. Finally, the constraints on cosmic string tension, modulus mass and modulus coupling constant are obtained and it is shown that the constraints are relaxed significantly when the coupling constant is large enough. In addition, the effects of thermal production of moduli are considered and the corresponding constraints are derived.

Eray Sabancilar

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Dark Matter Annihilation Constraints from CMB and Low-Redshift Data  

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Updated constraints on dark matter cross section and mass are presented combining CMB power spectrum measurements from Planck, WMAP9, ACT, and SPT as well as several low-redshift datasets (BAO, HST, supernovae). For the CMB datasets, we combine WMAP9 temperature and polarization data for l 2500, and Planck CMB four-point lensing measurements. We allow for redshift-dependent energy deposition from dark matter annihilation by using a `universal' energy absorption curve. We also include an updated treatment of the excitation, heating, and ionization energy fractions, and provide updated deposition efficiency factors (f_eff) for 41 different dark matter models. Assuming perfect energy deposition (f_eff = 1) and a thermal cross section, dark matter masses below 26 GeV are excluded at the 2-sigma level. Assuming a more generic efficiency of f_eff = 0.2, thermal dark matter masses below 5 GeV are disfavored at the 2-sigma level. These limits are a factor of ~2 improvement over those from WMAP9 data alone. These current constraints probe, but do not exclude, dark matter as an explanation for reported anomalous indirect detection observations from AMS-02/PAMELA and the Fermi Gamma-ray Inner Galaxy data. They also probe relevant models that would explain anomalous direct detection events from CDMS, CRESST, CoGeNT, and DAMA, as originating from a generic thermal WIMP. Projected constraints from the full Planck release should improve the current limits by another factor of ~2, but will not definitely probe these signals. The proposed CMB Stage IV experiment will more decisively explore the relevant regions and improve upon the Planck constraints by another factor of ~2.

Mathew S. Madhavacheril; Neelima Sehgal; Tracy R. Slatyer

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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"Table A52. Nonswitchable Minimum Requirements and Maximum Consumption"  

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2. Nonswitchable Minimum Requirements and Maximum Consumption" 2. Nonswitchable Minimum Requirements and Maximum Consumption" " Potential by Census Region, 1991" " (Estimates in Physical Units)" ,,,,"RSE" ,"Actual","Minimum","Maximum","Row" "Type of Energy","Consumption","Consumption(a)","Consumption(b)","Factors" "RSE Column Factors:",1,1.2,0.8 ," Total United States" ,"-","-","-" "Electricity Receipts(c) (million kilowatthours)",718480,701478,766887,2 "Natural Gas (billion cubic feet)",5345,3485,5887,2 "Distillate Fuel Oil (thousand barrels)",23885,19113,201081,3.7 "Residual Fuel Oil (thousand barrels)",65837,36488,201921,2.6

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SIMULTANEOUS CONSTRAINTS ON THE NUMBER AND MASS OF RELATIVISTIC SPECIES  

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Recent indications from both particle physics and cosmology suggest the possible existence of more than three neutrino species. In cosmological analyses the effects of neutrino mass and number of species can in principle be disentangled for fixed cosmological parameters. However, since we do not have perfect measurements of the standard {Lambda} cold dark matter model parameters, some correlation remains between the neutrino mass and number of species, and both parameters should be included in the analysis. Combining the newest observations of several cosmological probes (cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, expansion rate), we obtain N {sub eff} = 3.58{sup +0.15} {sub -0.16}(68% CL){sup +0.55} {sub -0.53}(95% CL) and {Sigma}m {sub {nu}} < 0.60 eV(95% CL), which are currently the strongest constraints on N {sub eff} and {Sigma}m {sub {nu}} from an analysis including both parameters. The preference for N {sub eff} >3 is at the 2{sigma} level.

Riemer-Sorensen, Signe; Parkinson, David; Davis, Tamara M. [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)] [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia); Blake, Chris, E-mail: signe@physics.uq.edu.au [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia)] [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia)

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Observational constraint on the varying speed of light theory  

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The varying speed of light (VSL) theory is controversial. It succeeds in explaining some cosmological problems, but on the other hand it is excluded by mainstream physics because it will shake the foundation of physics. In the present paper, we devote ourselves to test whether the speed of light is varying from the observational data of the type Ia Supernova, Baryon Acoustic Oscillation, Observational $H(z)$ data and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). We select the common form $c(t)=c_0a^n(t)$ with the contribution of dark energy and matter, where $c_0$ is the current value of speed of light, $n$ is a constant, and consequently construct a varying speed of light dark energy model (VSLDE). The combined observational data show a much trivial constraint $n=-0.0033 \\pm 0.0045$ at 68.3\\% confidence level, which indicates that the speed of light may be a constant with high significance. By reconstructing the time-variable $c(t)$, we find that the speed of light almost has no variation for redshift $z < 10^{-1}$....

Qi, Jing-Zhao; Liu, Wen-Biao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China's Coal: Demand, Constraints, and Externalities  

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

Aden, Nathaniel; Fridley, David; Zheng, Nina

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-level Verticality Optimization: Concept, Strategies, and ...  

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In traditional multi-level graph drawing—known as Sugi- yama's framework—the ..... matrix, or by introducing equality constraints on the respective variables. In our ... mode. The SDP algorithm runs on top of MatLab 7.7, whereas the heuristics.

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Approximation Algorithm for Minimum Geometric Disk Cover Problem with Hexagon Tessellation  

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Given a set P ofn...points in the Euclidean plane, the minimum geometric disk cover (MGDC) problem is to identify a minimally sized set of congruent disks with prescribed radiusr that cover all the points in P. I...

Chi-Yu Chang; Chi-Chang Chen; Cheng-Chun Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Cycle Augmentation Algorithm for Minimum Cost Multicommodity Flows on a Ring  

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A Cycle Augmentation Algorithm for Minimum Cost Multicommodity Flows on a Ring Bruce Shepherd bshep of Ford and Fulkerson [5]. We mention that a similar state of affairs held for generalized

Shepherd, Bruce

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J 4.8 MODELING THE TALLAHASSEE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ANOMALY Kelly G. Godsey*  

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1 J 4.8 MODELING THE TALLAHASSEE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ANOMALY Kelly G. Godsey* 1,2 , Henry E author address: Kelly G. Godsey, NWS, Morristown, TN 37814; email: Kelly.Godsey@noaa.gov #12;2 Fig. 1

Fuelberg, Henry

242

Field-reversed configuration (FRC) as a minimum-dissipative relaxed state  

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The field-reversed configuration (FRC) with a completely null toroidal field and finite plasma beta is shown to result from a relaxation mechanism based on the principle of minimum dissipation of energy.

R Bhattacharyya; M.S Janaki; B Dasgupta

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer simulation of optimal functioning regimes with minimum fuel consumption for automotives  

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The paper deals with computer simulation that allows the calculus of operating regimes with minimum fuel consumption for road vehicles, using engine’s mechanical characteristics for power and consumption, charact...

Salvadore Mugurel Burciu

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum Energy Cost k-barrier Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks  

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Barrier coverage problem is one of important issues in wireless sensor networks. In this paper we study the minimum energy cost k-barrier coverage problem in wireless sensor network in which each sensor has l...?...

Huiqiang Yang; Deying Li; Qinghua Zhu…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observational constraints to a unified cosmological model  

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We propose a phenomenological unified model for dark matter and dark energy based on an equation of state parameter $w$ that scales with the $\\arctan$ of the redshift. The free parameters of the model are three constants: $\\Omega_{b0}$, $\\alpha$ and $\\beta$. Parameter $\\alpha$ dictates the transition rate between the matter dominated era and the accelerated expansion period. The ratio $\\beta / \\alpha$ gives the redshift of the equivalence between both regimes. Cosmological parameters are fixed by observational data from Primordial Nucleosynthesis (PN), Supernovae of the type Ia (SNIa), Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO). The calibration of the 138 GRBs events is performed using the 580 SNIa of the Union2.1 data set and a new set of 79 high-redshift GRBs is obtained. The various sets of data are used in different combinations to constraint the parameters through statistical analysis. The unified model is compared to the $\\Lambda$CDM model and their differences are emphasized.

Cuzinatto, R R; de Morais, E M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Astrophysical constraints on millicharged atomic dark matter  

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Some models of inelastic dark matter posit the existence of bound states under some new $U(1)'$ gauge symmetry. If this new dark photon kinetically mixes with the standard model photon, then the constituent particles in these bound states can acquire a fractional electric charge. This electric charge renders a dark-matter medium dispersive. We compute this frequency-dependent index of refraction for such a medium and use the frequency-dependent arrival time of light from astrophysical sources to constrain the properties of dark atoms in the medium. Using optical-wavelength observations from the Crab Pulsar, we find the electric millicharge of dark (electrons) protons to be smaller than the electric charge $e$ for dark atom masses below 100 keV, assuming a dark fine structure constant $\\boldsymbol{\\alpha}=1$. We estimate that future broadband observations of gamma-ray bursts can produce constraints on the millicharge of dark atoms with masses in the keV range that are competitive with existing collider constra...

Kvam, Audrey K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

CMB constraints on light dark matter candidates  

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Unveiling the nature of cosmic dark matter is an urgent issue in cosmology. Here we make use of a strategy based on the search for the imprints left on the CMB temperature and polarization spectra by the energy deposition due to annihilations of the most promising dark matter candidate, a stable WIMP of mass 1-20 GeV. A major improvement with respect to previous similar studies is a detailed treatment of the annihilation cascade and its energy deposition in the cosmic gas. This is vital as this quantity is degenerate with the annihilation cross-section . The strongest constraints are obtained from Monte Carlo Markov Chains analysis of the combined WMAP7 and SPT datasets up to lmax = 3100. If annihilation occurs via the e+e- channel, a light WIMP can be excluded at 2-{\\sigma} c.l. as a viable DM candidate in the above mass range. However, if annihilation occurs via {\\mu}+{\\mu}- or {\\tau}+{\\tau}- channels instead we find that WIMPs with mass > 5 GeV might represent a viable cosmological DM candidate. We compare...

Evoli, Carmelo; Ferrara, Andrea

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A network approach for identifying minimum-cost aircraft routing and fuel-allocating decisions  

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for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering A NETWORK APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING MINIMUM-COST AIRCRAFT ROUTING AJVD FUEL-ALLOCATING DECISIONS A Thesis by NADER MAHMOUD KABBAVI Approved as to style and content by...A NETWORK APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING MINIMUM-COST AIRCRAFT ROUTING AND FUEL-ALLOCATING DECISIONS A Thesis by NADER MAHMOUD KABBANI Submitted to the OIIice of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...

Kabbani, Nader Mahmoud

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum thickness for circumferential sleeve repair fillet welds in corroded gas pipelines  

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The minimum weldable pipe wall thickness for sleeve repair welds is numerically assessed in this work, as a function of pressure during the welding operations of a corroded gas pipeline, according to the approach by Battelle. The minimum weldable thickness is found to increase when the flow rate of the transported gas in the section being repaired increases. Integrity of the repairs is assessed, and alternative measures to momentarily increase the flow in the area of the repair are evaluated.

A.P Cisilino; M.D Chapetti; J.L Otegui

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum Additive Waste Stabilization Using Vitreous Ceramics Interim Progress Report October 1994-September 1995  

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Vitreous ceramic waste forms are being developed at Pacific Northwest Laboratory to complement glass waste forms in implementing the Minimum Additive Waste Stabilization (MAWS) Program to support the US Department of Energy`s environmental restoration efforts. These vitreous ceramics are composed of various metal-oxide crystalline phases embedded in a silicate-glass phase. This work extends the success of vitreous ceramic waste forms to treat wastes with both high metal and high alkali contents. Two successful approaches are discussed: developing high-durability alkali-binding crystals in a durable glassy matrix, and developing water-soluble crystals in a durable and continuous glassy matrix. Nepheline-vitreous ceramics were demonstrated for the immobilization of high-alkali wastes with alkali contents up to 21 wt%. The chemical durability of the nepheline-vitreous ceramics is better than the corresponding glasses, especially in over longer times. Vitreous ceramics with Cs{sub 2}O loading up to 35.4 wt% have been developed. Vitreous ceramic waste forms were developed from 90 and 100% Oak Ridge National Laboratory K-25 pond sludge. Heat treatment resulted in targeted crystal formation of spinels, potassium feldspar, and Ca-P phases. The K-25 pond sludge vitreous ceramics were up to 42 times more durable than high-level environmental assessments (EA) glass. The toxicity characteristics leach procedure (TCLP) concentration of LVC-6 is at least 2,000 times lower than US Environmental Protection Agency limits. Idaho Chemical Process Plant (ICPP) calcined wastes were immobilized into vitreous ceramics with calcine loading up to 88%. These ICPP-vitreous ceramics were more durable than the EA glass by factors of 5 to 30. Vitreous ceramic waste forms are being developed to complement, not to replace, glass waste forms.

Feng, X; Hahn, W K; Gong, M [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Gong, W; Wang, L; Ewing, R C [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences] [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

A Dichotomy for 2-Constraint Forbidden CSP Patterns  

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Although the CSP (constraint satisfaction problem) is NP-complete, even in the case when all constraints are binary, certain classes of instances are tractable. We study classes of instances defined by excluding subproblems. This approach has recently led to the discovery of novel tractable classes. The complete characterisation of all tractable classes defined by forbidding patterns (where a pattern is simply a compact representation of a set of subproblems) is a challenging problem. We demonstrate a dichotomy in the case of forbidden patterns consisting of either one or two constraints. This has allowed us to discover new tractable classes including, for example, a novel generalisation of 2SAT.

Cooper, Martin C

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strain energy minimum and vibrational properties of single-walled aluminosilicate nanotubes Suchitra Konduri, Sanjoy Mukherjee, and Sankar Nair*  

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Strain energy minimum and vibrational properties of single-walled aluminosilicate nanotubes study the origin of the strain energy minimum in a single-walled aluminosilicate nanotube via a har- persity in the nanotube diameter is explained in terms of a minimum in the strain energy due

Nair, Sankar

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A Dynamic Localized Minimum-Energy Agent Tree-Based Data Dissemination Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks  

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A Dynamic Localized Minimum-Energy Agent Tree-Based Data Dissemination Scheme for Wireless Sensor this prob- lem by proposing a minimum-energy tree-based data dissemination scheme, Dynamic Localized Minimum-Energy Agent Tree-Based Scheme (DLATS). We exploit the fact that sensor nodes are stationary and location

Holliday, JoAnne

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1906 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 53, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2005 Minimum-Energy Multicast in Mobile Ad Hoc  

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in polynomial time, in sharp con- trast with the NP-hardness of constructing the minimum-energy multicast tree with a single tree is presented. The minimum energy-per-bit for multicasting with routing is found by an integer in the Steiner tree literature, can now be interpreted as the optimization for minimum energy multicasting

Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

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TECHNICAL REPORT TR-09-04, UC DAVIS, SEPTEMBER 2009. 1 Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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TECHNICAL REPORT TR-09-04, UC DAVIS, SEPTEMBER 2009. 1 Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive guarantee for constructing the minimum-energy multicast tree, which transforms the multicast problem load of the primary network on the minimum-energy multicast tree. I. INTRODUCTION Multicast can provide

Islam, M. Saif

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Major in Aerospace Engineering Master of Engineering (with creative component) A minimum of 27 credits of acceptable  

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Major in Aerospace Engineering Master of Engineering (with creative component) ­ A minimum of 27 Engineering along with a minimum of 3 credits of Aer E 599 (creative component) must be taken. The POS Mechanics Master of Engineering (with creative component) ­ A minimum of 24 credits of acceptable course

Lin, Zhiqun

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Minimum-Energy Filtering on the Unit Circle Using Velocity Measurements with Bias and Vectorial state Measurements  

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Minimum-Energy Filtering on the Unit Circle Using Velocity Measurements with Bias and Vectorial consider minimum-energy filtering of a system defined on the unit circle when the angular velocity measure approximate minimum- energy filter for this system using vectorial measurements. This work extends prior work

Trumpf, Jochen

258

Compact star constraints on the high-density EoS  

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A new scheme for testing the nuclear matter (NM) equation of state (EoS) at high densities using constraints from compact star (CS) phenomenology is applied to neutron stars with a core of deconfined quark matter (QM). An acceptable EoS shall not to be in conflict with the mass measurement of 2.1 +/- 0.2 M_sun (1 sigma level) for PSR J0751+1807 and the mass-radius relation deduced from the thermal emission of RX J1856-3754. Further constraints for the state of matter in CS interiors come from temperature-age data for young, nearby objects. The CS cooling theory shall agree not only with these data, but also with the mass distribution inferred via population synthesis models as well as with LogN-LogS data. The scheme is applied to a set of hybrid EsoS with a phase transition to stiff, color superconducting QM which fulfills all above constraints and is constrained otherwise from NM saturation properties and flow data of heavy-ion collisions. We extrapolate our description to low temperatures and draw conclusions for the QCD phase diagram to be explored in heavy-ion collision experiments.

H. Grigorian; D. Blaschke; T. Klahn

2006-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

259

Relaxing the constraints of clustered planarity  

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Abstract In a drawing of a clustered graph vertices and edges are drawn as points and curves, respectively, while clusters are represented by simple closed regions. A drawing of a clustered graph is c-planar if it has no edge–edge, edge–region, or region–region crossings. Determining the complexity of testing whether a clustered graph admits a c-planar drawing is a long-standing open problem in the Graph Drawing research area. An obvious necessary condition for c-planarity is the planarity of the graph underlying the clustered graph. However, this condition is not sufficient and the consequences on the problem due to the requirement of not having edge–region and region–region crossings are not yet fully understood. In order to shed light on the c-planarity problem, we consider a relaxed version of it, where some kinds of crossings (either edge–edge, edge–region, or region–region) are allowed even if the underlying graph is planar. We investigate the relationships among the minimum number of edge–edge, edge–region, and region–region crossings for drawings of the same clustered graph. Also, we consider drawings in which only crossings of one kind are admitted. In this setting, we prove that drawings with only edge–edge or with only edge–region crossings always exist, while drawings with only region–region crossings may not. Further, we provide upper and lower bounds for the number of such crossings. Finally, we give a polynomial-time algorithm to test whether a drawing with only region–region crossings exists for biconnected graphs, hence identifying a first non-trivial necessary condition for c-planarity that can be tested in polynomial time for a noticeable class of graphs.

Patrizio Angelini; Giordano Da Lozzo; Giuseppe Di Battista; Fabrizio Frati; Maurizio Patrignani; Vincenzo Roselli

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker  

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Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker Lane: 2. Velocity and Strain Rate Tensor Analysis- In: Late Cenozoic Structure and Evolution of the Great Basin-Sierra Nevada Transition Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Book Section: Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation in the Northern Walker Lane: 2. Velocity and Strain Rate Tensor Analysis- In: Late Cenozoic Structure and Evolution of the Great Basin-Sierra Nevada Transition Abstract Abstract unavailable Authors C. Kreemer, Geoffrey Blewitt and William C. Hammond Editors John S. Oldow and Patricia H. Cashman Published Geological Society of America, 2009 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Geodetic Constraints on Contemporary Deformation

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Concurrent Constraint Programming and NonCommutative Logic  

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Concurrent Constraint Programming and Non­Commutative Logic Paul Ruet ? , Fran¸cois Fages LIENS as formula, computation­as­proof­search paradigm. This paradigm, first introduced for the Horn clause

Ruet, Paul

262

Motion Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Resource Constraints  

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

Sundar, Kaarthik

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Composing Constraint Solvers IPA Dissertation Series 2005-18  

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Composing Constraint Solvers #12;IPA Dissertation Series 2005-18 The work reported in this thesis the auspices of the research school IPA (Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics

Zoeteweij, Peter

264

Synthesizing filtering algorithms for global chance-constraints  

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Stochastic Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SCSPs) are a powerful modeling framework for problems under uncertainty. To solve them is a P-Space task. The only solution approach to date compiles down SCSPs into classical CSPs. This allows the reuse of ...

Brahim Hnich; Roberto Rossi; S. Armagan Tarim; Steven Prestwich

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical constraints from field line topology in magnetic flux tubes  

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A topological constraint on the dynamics of a magnetic field in a flux tube arises from the fixed point indices of its field line mapping. This can explain unexpected behaviour in recent resistive-magnetohydrodynamic simulations of magnetic relaxation. Here we present the theory for a general periodic flux tube, representing, for example, a toroidal confinement device or a solar coronal loop. We show how an ideal dynamics on the side boundary of the tube implies that the sum of indices over all interior fixed points is invariant. This constraint applies to any continuous evolution inside the tube, which may be turbulent and/or dissipative. We also consider the analogous invariants obtained from periodic points (fixed points of the iterated mapping). Although there is a countably infinite family of invariants, we show that they lead to at most two independent dynamical constraints. The second constraint applies only in certain magnetic configurations. Several examples illustrate the theory.

A. R. Yeates; G. Hornig

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Solving CSP by Lagrangian Method with Importance of Constraints  

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We proposed a neural network called LPPH-CSP for solving constraint satisfaction problem (CSP). The LPPH-CSP is not trapped by any point which is not a solution of the CSP, and it can update all neurons simultane...

Takahiro Nakano; Masahiro Nagamatu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Volatility and Growth: Credit Constraints and the Composition of Investment  

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

Aghion, Philippe

268

Constraint satisfaction modules : a methodology for analog circuit design  

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This dissertation describes a methodology for solving convex constraint problems using analog circuits. It demonstrates how this methodology can be used to design circuits that solve function-fitting problems through ...

Mitros, Piotr, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Terminal area flight path generation using parallel constraint propagation  

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A Flight Path Generator is defined as the module of an automated Air Traffic Control system which plans aircraft trajectories in the terminal area with respect to operational constraints. The flight path plans have to be ...

Sadoune, Michel

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Genetic Programming with Guaranteed Constraints Colin G. Johnson  

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Genetic Programming with Guaranteed Constraints Colin G. Johnson Computing Laboratory University of Kent at Canterbury Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF, England e-mail: C.G.Johnson@ukc.ac.uk Abstract: Genetic

Kent, University of

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Stochastic constraints for vision-aided inertial navigation  

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This thesis describes a new method to improve inertial navigation using feature-based constraints from one or more video cameras. The proposed method lengthens the period of time during which a human or vehicle can navigate ...

Diel, David D., 1979-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward the Synthesis of Constraint Solvers Douglas R. Smith  

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Toward the Synthesis of Constraint Solvers Douglas R. Smith Stephen J. Westfold Kestrel Institute Palo Alto, CA 94304 {smith,westfold}@kestrel.edu 2 November 2013 Abstract We develop a basic

Smith, Douglas R.

273

Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from 10  

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Landscape responses to intraplate tectonism: Quantitative constraints from 10 Be nuclide abundances approach for identifying neotectonic forcing of landscape evolution in mildly deforming continental or absent, implying that 10 Be concentration may act as a `tracer' for disequilibrium landscapes responding

Sandiford, Mike

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Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas  

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Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Identify Vehicle Usage Mission Constraints for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions October 7, 2013 - 11:46am Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 2 As Federal agencies work to identify opportunities for right-sizing the fleet and replacing inefficient vehicles with new, efficient, and/or alternatively fueled models to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, they should flag potential mission constraints associated with vehicle usage. This may involve further data collection to understand the mission considerations associated with individual vehicles. For instance, in Figure 1, Vehicle 004 appears to be underutilized, having both a low user-to-vehicle ratio and a relatively low time in use per day. However,

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QER Public Meeting in Bismarck, ND: Infrastructure Constraints...  

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of the meeting transcript.1 See below to download a PDF of the background memo for the Bakken Infrastructure Constraints meeting. See below to download a PDFs of the speaker's...

276

Solar system constraints on f(G) gravity models  

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

Antonio De Felice; Shinji Tsujikawa

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Leisure constraints which affect continued nonresident hunter participation  

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thesis research. I am grateful for their time, patience, and good humor. I would like to thank McAllister Maxwell, William Cook, Sara Steen, and Kelly Strnadel for their help preparing survey mailouts, offering advice, and continued support. Jason... not significantly different in the constraints they felt affected their hunting participation. Both groups listed no time due to family or work commitments, high lease cost, and distance as their greatest constraints to hunting in Texas. No significant...

Cook, Kathrine Helen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on new interactions from neutron scattering experiments  

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

Yu. N. Pokotilovski

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Tree-level metastability bounds in two-Higgs doublet models  

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The two Higgs doublet model has a rich vacuum structure, including the possibility of existence of two Standard Model-like minima at tree-level. It is therefore possible that the universe's vacuum is metastable, and a deeper minimum exists. We present the analytical conditions one must demand of the potential's parameters to prevent that possibility, and analyse what the current LHC data tells us about the eventual existence of that second minimum.

A. Barroso; P. M. Ferreira; I. Ivanov; Rui Santos

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

280

Minimum unit for the fractional statistics of anyons and its application  

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Although Han et al.[Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 150404 (2007)] proposed a quantum circuit with six qubits to demonstrate the basic braiding statistics of anyons, we have found that a four-qubit system is enough for realizing such a process. We call it the minimum unit for the fractional statistics of anyons. With some special order, the minimum unit can be used to construct two kinds of fractional charge excitation n/(n+1)[or (n+1)/n] and (n{sup 2}-kn+6n+2)/(n{sup 2}-kn+5n+4)[or (n{sup 2}-kn+2n+k+1)/3(n{sup 2}-kn+5n+4)], where n,k are positive integers and k{<=}n. This minimum unit can be realized by a photonic quantum simulator or by electrons in an optical lattice or quantum dot array. Its use will have some advantages in metrology.

Xi Xiaoqiang [School of Science, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an 710061 (China); School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0430 (United States); Hu Mingliang [School of Science, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an 710061 (China)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the origin of the low temperatures resistivity minimum in Cr thin films  

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We present measurements of the electrical resistivity and Hall coefficient, ? and R{sub H}, in Cr films of different thicknesses grown on MgO (100) substrates, as a function of temperature T and applied magnetic field H. The results show a low temperature minimum in ?(T), which is thickness dependent. From 40?K to 2?K, the Hall coefficient is a monotonous increasing function as T is reduced with no particular signature at the temperature T{sub min} where the minimum develops. We explain the resistivity minimum assuming an imperfect nesting of the Fermi surface leading to small electron and hole pockets. We introduce a phenomenological model which supports this simple physical picture.

Osquiguil, E.; Tosi, L.; Kaul, E. E.; Balseiro, C. A. [Centro Atómico Bariloche and Instituto Balseiro, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, 8400 Bariloche (Argentina)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

282

Minimum variance control of organic Rankine cycle based waste heat recovery  

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Abstract In this paper, an online self-tuning generalized minimum variance (GMV) controller is proposed for a 100 KW waste heat recovery system with organic Rankine cycle (ORC). The ORC process model is formulated by the controlled autoregressive moving average (CARMA) model whose parameters are identified using the recursive least squares (RLS) algorithm with forgetting factor. The generalized minimum variance algorithm is applied to regulate ORC based waste heat recovery system. The contributions of this work are twofold: (1) the proposed control strategy is formulated under the data-driven framework, which does not need the precise mathematic model; (2) this proposed method is applied to handle tracking set-point variations and process disturbances by improved minimum objective GMV function. The performance of GMV controller is compared with the PID controller. The simulation results show that the proposed strategy can achieve satisfactory set-point tracking and disturbance rejection performance.

Guolian Hou; Shanshan Bi; Mingming Lin; Jianhua Zhang; Jinliang Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Zhao, Yuxiao

284

Theoretical support for a Ramsauer-Townsend minimum in electron-CF4 scattering  

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We describe complex Kohn calculations for elastic e--CF4 scattering at incident electron energies of 0.04–20 eV. An accurate representation of the electronic correlation effects involving target polarization is critical in the explicit demonstration of a Ramsauer-Townsend minimum. We use a set of polarized virtual orbitals to form a compact representation of closed channels in the trial scattering function to include these effects. These are the first ab initio calculations to verify the Ramsauer-Townsend minimum in CF4. We find excellent comparison between the complex Kohn results and measured differential and integral cross sections.

W. A. Isaacs; C. W. McCurdy; T. N. Rescigno

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Lipogenic activity of some hepatic enzymes in rat : effects of dietary protein level, insulin and cortisol  

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Lipogenic activity of some hepatic enzymes in rat : effects of dietary protein level, insulin-DH), malic enzyme (ME), acetyl CoA carboxylase (Ac CoAcx) and fatty acid synthetase (FAS) was studied a minimum 8 days after the beginning of high protein intake. This low lipogenic enzyme activity level

Boyer, Edmond

286

Compact infrared cryogenic wafer-level camera: design and experimental validation  

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Compact infrared cryogenic wafer-level camera: design and experimental validation Florence de la; posted 12 January 2012 (Doc. ID 158765); published 5 March 2012 We present a compact infrared cryogenic, the concept is compatible with both cryogenic constraints and wafer- level fabrication. The design strategy

Boyer, Edmond

287

New and Underutilized Technology: Bi-level Stairwell Lighting | Department  

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Stairwell Lighting Stairwell Lighting New and Underutilized Technology: Bi-level Stairwell Lighting October 7, 2013 - 8:53am Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for bi-level stairwell lighting within the Federal sector. Benefits Bi-level stairwell lighting uses integral occupancy sensor motion detectors to monitor the stairwell. When occupancy is detected, the lights go to full level. When the space has been vacated after a programmed period, the fixture goes to a minimum level. Application Bi-level stairwell lighting is applicable in most multi-story buildings. Key Factors for Deployment Bi-level stairwell lighting is a good technology to implement concurrently with an overall building lighting improvement project. Ranking Criteria Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are

288

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS, VOL. 8, NO. 3, JUNE 2000 299 A Survey of Design Techniques for System-Level  

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management of hardware components. Index Terms--Energy conservation, energy management, opti- mization and performance levels with a minimum number of active components or a minimum load on such com- ponents. DPM encompasses a set of techniques that achieves energy-efficient computation by selectively turning off (or re

Bogliolo, Alessandro

289

Generalized Chaplygin gas model: constraints from Hubble parameter versus Redshift Data  

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We examine observational constraints on the generalized Chaplygin gas (GCG) model for dark energy from the 9 Hubble parameter data points, the 115 SNLS Sne Ia data and the size of baryonic acoustic oscillation peak at redshift, $z=0.35$. At a 95.4% confidence level, a combination of three data sets gives $0.67\\leq A_s\\leq 0.83$ and $-0.21\\leq \\alpha\\leq 0.42$, which is within the allowed parameters ranges of the GCG as a candidate of the unified dark matter and dark energy. It is found that the standard Chaplygin gas model ($\\alpha=1$) is ruled out by these data at the 99.7% confidence level.

Puxun Wu; Hongwei Yu

2006-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

290

Rapid measurement of minimum miscibility pressure with the rising-bubble apparatus  

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The minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) for a gas/oil pair can be measured within 1 hour with the rising-bubble apparatus (RBA). Development of miscibility between a gas bubble and an oil can be observed visually. The measurements of the MMP with the RBA compare favorably with those based on slim-tube experiments and predictions from phase-behavior studies.

Christiansen, R.L.; Haines, H.K.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Power Controlled Minimum Frame Length Scheduling in TDMA Wireless Networks with  

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Power Controlled Minimum Frame Length Scheduling in TDMA Wireless Networks with Sectored Antennas controlled min- imum frame length scheduling for TDMA wireless networks. Given a set of one-hop transmission scheduling and power control was first addressed by Tamer and Ephremides in [1, 2]. Given a set of one

Arabshahi, Payman

292

Comparison of VLF Wave Activity in the Solar Wind During Solar Maximum and Minimum  

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second fast latitude scan (near the solar maximum) with the wave observations during the first fast Experiments (URAP) of Ulysses during its first orbit, which occurred when the solar activity was approachingComparison of VLF Wave Activity in the Solar Wind During Solar Maximum and Minimum: Ulysses

California at Berkeley, University of

293

BME BIOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION F11 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum  

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BME BIOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION ­ F11 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum Students last name begins: Michael Mayer, Ph.D. (mimayer@umich.edu) Biotechnology (one course): BIOMEDE 410 Design and Application of Engineering): At least one of the following: BIOLCHEM 515 Introductory Biochemistry (Biotechnology only)5 (3

Eustice, Ryan

294

BME BIOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION F10 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum  

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BME BIOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION ­ F10 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum Students last name begins: Michael Mayer, Ph.D. (mimayer@umich.edu) Biotechnology (one course): BIOMED E 410 Design and Application (Biotechnology only)5 (3) (I, II) BIOMED E 519 Quantitative Physiology (Tissue Engineering only)6 (4) (I) Other

Eustice, Ryan

295

BME BIOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION F12 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum  

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BME BIOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION ­ F12 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum Advisor: Michael Mayer, Ph.D. (mimayer@umich.edu) Biotechnology (one course): BIOMEDE 410 Design and Application of Biomaterials (3) (l)1 of Engineering): One course from this list: BIOLCHEM 515 Introductory Biochemistry (Biotechnology only)5 (3) (I

Kamat, Vineet R.

296

On the maximum and minimum mass of protoneutron stars in the Brueckner theory  

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We study the structure of protoneutron stars within the finite-temperature Brueckner-Bethe-Goldstone theoretical approach, paying particular attention to the joining with a low-density nuclear equation of state (EOS). We find a slight sensitivity of the minimum value of the protoneutron star mass on the low-density EOS, whereas the maximum mass is hardly affected.

Burgio, G F

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Exploiting Schedule Slacks for RateOptimal PowerMinimum Software Pipelining #  

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­engineered compiler on Wattch power simulator, we observe that our approach can reduce dynamic energy consumptionExploiting Schedule Slacks for Rate­Optimal Power­Minimum Software Pipelining # Hongbo Yang + R systems de­ mand new compiler techniques geared toward both high performance and low power. Software

Gao, Guang R.

298

A MEASUREMENT OF THE PROTON SPECTRUM AT 1 AU NEAR SOLAR MINIMUM WITH THE CAPRICE EXPERIMENT  

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OG 5.2.1 A MEASUREMENT OF THE PROTON SPECTRUM AT 1 AU NEAR SOLAR MINIMUM WITH THE CAPRICELaboratori Nazionali INFN, Frascati, Italy 5NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA 6New Mexico, Italy ABSTRACT We report on a preliminary result of the absolute proton spectrum in the energy range 0

Morselli, Aldo

299

Minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems  

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A parametric calculational analysis has been performed in order to estimate the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems. The analysis was performed using a version of the SCALE-4.0 code system and the 27-group ENDF/B-IV cross-section library. Water-moderated uranyl fluoride (UO[sub 2]F[sub 2] and H[sub 2]O) and hydrofluoric-acid-moderated uranium hexaflouride (UF[sub 6] and HF) systems were considered in the analysis over enrichments of 1.4 to 5 wt % [sup 235]U. Estimates of the minimum critical volume, minimum critical mass of uranium, and the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality are presented. There was significant disagreement between the values generated in this study when compared with a similar undocumented study performed in 1983 using ANISN and the Knight-modified Hansen-Roach cross sections. An investigation into the cause of the disagreement was made, and the results are presented.

Jordan, W.C.; Turner, J.C.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems  

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A parametric calculational analysis has been performed in order to estimate the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems. The analysis was performed using a version of the SCALE-4.0 code system and the 27-group ENDF/B-IV cross-section library. Water-moderated uranyl fluoride (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} and H{sub 2}O) and hydrofluoric-acid-moderated uranium hexaflouride (UF{sub 6} and HF) systems were considered in the analysis over enrichments of 1.4 to 5 wt % {sup 235}U. Estimates of the minimum critical volume, minimum critical mass of uranium, and the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality are presented. There was significant disagreement between the values generated in this study when compared with a similar undocumented study performed in 1983 using ANISN and the Knight-modified Hansen-Roach cross sections. An investigation into the cause of the disagreement was made, and the results are presented.

Jordan, W.C.; Turner, J.C.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Column Designs for Minimum Energy and Entropy Requirements in Multicomponent Distillation  

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Distillation Ivar J. Halvorsen1 and Sigurd Skogestad Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department at the Topical conference on Separations Technology, Session 23 - Distillation Modeling and Processes II. 2001 Column Designs for Minimum Energy and Entropy Requirements in Multicomponent Distillation Ivar J

Skogestad, Sigurd

302

Buffer Sizing for Minimum Energy-Delay Product by Using an Approximating Polynomial  

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Buffer Sizing for Minimum Energy-Delay Product by Using an Approximating Polynomial Chang Woo Kang to derive sizing rules for buffered chains, which optimize the overall energy-delay product. Categories result in a poor solution in terms of the energy-delay product. The focus of this work is on multi

Pedram, Massoud

303

A Graphical Tool to Visualize Predicted Minimum Delay Flights Tanujit Dey, David Phillips, and Patrick Steele  

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destinations from the airports Bal- timore Washington International (BWI) and Dulles International (IAD the predictions of both the minimum-delay and quickest routes for a given origin and destination airport using an airport with the color indicating average delay experienced, and the diameter of each circle representing

Phillips, David

304

Asymptotic behavior of the minimum mean squared error threshold for noisy  

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Ã?cients of piecewise smooth signals Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 294, October 1999 n Katholieke smooth signals Maarten Jansen Adhemar Bultheel Report TW 294, October 1999 Department of Computer Science Jansen, Adhemar Bultheel October 4, 1999 Abstract This paper investigates the minimum risk threshold

Jansen, Maarten

305

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 8, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2009 985 Minimum Energy Coding in  

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, which minimizes the total energy consumption by controlling the radio power, is developed. Numerical Networks (WSNs). Energy consumption and reliability are analyzed for two coding schemes: Minimum Energy ME with respect to energy consumption and bit error rate. It is concluded that MME is more energy

Johansson, Karl Henrik

306

A study on the locality behavior of minimum spanning tree algorithms  

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Locality behavior study is crucial for achieving good performance for irregular problems. Graph algorithms with large, sparse inputs, for example, oftentimes achieve only a tiny fraction of the potential peak performance on current architectures. Compared ... Keywords: graph algorithm, memory locality, minimum spanning tree

Guojing Cong; Simone Sbaraglia

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Achieving MinimumCost Multicast: A Decentralized Approach Based on Network Coding  

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, a monetary or energy cost must be paid for each link usage) and the other that applies for strictly convex­to­point links, and consider the problem of minimum­energy multicast in wireless networks as well as the case generally means finding the shortest tree connecting a set of points in a directed graph; in other words

Médard, Muriel

308

MinimumEnergy Mobile Wireless Networks Revisited Li Li Joseph Y. Halpern  

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at maximum power. Transmitting at maximum power requires a great deal of energy. To minimize energy usage, we for a graph to have this minimum­energy property. We use this characterization to construct a protocol called, SMECN has lower link main­ tenance costs than MECN and can achieve a significant saving in energy usage

Li, Li Erran

309

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 85, 026115 (2012) Optimizing controllability of complex networks by minimum structural perturbations  

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, Beijing 100875, China 2 School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University the practical usage of our approach, its implementation elucidates, interestingly, the intricate relationship dynamics, which is based on the classical control and graph theories [9­11]. The basic goal of the minimum

Lai, Ying-Cheng

310

The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets Charles H. Lineweaver & Marc Norman  

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The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets Charles H. Lineweaver & Marc Norman a rounded potato shape to a sphere. We derive this potato-to-sphere transition radius -- or "potato radius" -- from first principles. Using the empirical potato radii of asteroids and icy moons, we derive

Lineweaver, Charles H.

311

Constructing Minimum-Energy Broadcast Trees In Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

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networks are not available or not economical to build [3]. These span the commercial, public as well it is not economical to build a fixed in- frastructure for a short temporary usage. In tactical battle- fieldConstructing Minimum-Energy Broadcast Trees In Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang Department

Liang, Weifa

312

A minimum-reaction-flux solution to master-equation models of protein folding  

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A minimum-reaction-flux solution to master-equation models of protein folding Huan-Xiang Zhoua; published online 20 May 2008 Master equations are widely used for modeling protein folding. Here- ceptual and quantitative models for protein folding.1­15 In such models, the conformational space

Weston, Ken

313

Giant Hydrogen Sulfide Plume in the Oxygen Minimum Zone off Peru Supports Chemolithoautotrophy  

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Giant Hydrogen Sulfide Plume in the Oxygen Minimum Zone off Peru Supports Chemolithoautotrophy sporadically accumulate hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is toxic to most multicellular organisms and has been feedback loop that could fuel further sulfate reduction and potentially stabilize the sulfidic OMZ waters

Boyer, Edmond

314

String method in collective variables: Minimum free energy paths and isocommittor surfaces  

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York University, New York, New York 10012 Giovanni Ciccottid INFM and Dipartimento di Fisica in the free energy. Provided that the number of collective variables is large enough, the new techniqueString method in collective variables: Minimum free energy paths and isocommittor surfaces Luca

Van Den Eijnden, Eric

315

Requirements for the MINOR in Environmental Science Five courses required. Total credits = minimum of 15  

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Requirements for the MINOR in Environmental Science Five courses required. Total credits = minimum to Environmental Science OR NRC 100 Environment and Society OR GEO-SCI 100 Global Environmental Change Select two (2) of following four courses ENVIRSCI 213 Introduction to Environmental Policy ENVIRSCI 214

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

316

Autopilot for a Nonlinear Non-Minimum Phase Tail-Controlled Missile  

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Autopilot for a Nonlinear Non-Minimum Phase Tail-Controlled Missile Anshu Narang controlled missiles: 1. Exploiting the full physical capabilities of the missile system Fulfilling demanding aerodynamics is expensive and inaccurate Only certain states can be measured #12;3 Acceleration Control

Valasek, John

317

Statistics of counter-streaming solar wind suprathermal electrons at solar minimum: STEREO observations  

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1 Statistics of counter-streaming solar wind suprathermal electrons at solar minimum: STEREO, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada 6 Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA Abstract. Previous work has shown that solar wind suprathermal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

318

BME BIOMEDICAL IMAGING CONCENTRATION F12 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum  

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BME BIOMEDICAL IMAGING CONCENTRATION ­ F12 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum Advisor: Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Ph.D. (hernan@umich.edu) Biomedical Imaging: BIOMEDE 5161 Medical Imaging Systems (3) (I)2 General: BIOMEDE 500 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1) (I,II) BIOMEDE 550 Ethics and Enterprise (1) (I

Kamat, Vineet R.

319

BME BIOMEDICAL IMAGING CONCENTRATION F11 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum  

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BME BIOMEDICAL IMAGING CONCENTRATION ­ F11 MS: 30 total credit hours minimum Advisor: Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Ph.D. (hernan@umich.edu) Biomedical Imaging: BIOMEDE 5161 Medical Imaging Systems (3) (I)2 General: BIOMEDE 500 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1) (I,II) BIOMEDE 550 Ethics and Enterprise (1) (I

Eustice, Ryan

320

On Nuclear Energy Levels  

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...research-article On Nuclear Energy Levels K. M. Guggenheimer The formula for the energy levels of the rigid rotator...nuclei. Two kinds of nuclear rotation are discussed...an A relation for the energy levels of different nuclei...

1942-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active  

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Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Hydrothermal System, Valles Caldera, New Mexico Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Hydrothermal System, Valles Caldera, New Mexico Details Activities (4) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Partial equilibrium conditions occur between fluids and secondary minerals in the Valles hydrothermal system, contained principally in the Tertiary rhyolitic Bandelier Tuff. The mass transfer processes are governed by reactive phase compositions, surface areas, water-rock ratios, reaction rates, and fluid residence times. Experimental dissolution of the vitric phase of the tuff was congruent with respect to Cl in the solid and

322

Cosmological and astrophysical constraints on superconducting cosmic strings  

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We investigate the cosmological and astrophysical constraints on superconducting cosmic strings (SCSs). SCS loops emit strong bursts of electromagnetic waves, which might affect various cosmological and astrophysical observations. We take into account the effect on the CMB anisotropy, CMB blackbody spectrum, BBN, observational implications on radio wave burst and X-ray or ?-ray events, and stochastic gravitational wave background measured by pulsar timing experiments. We then derive constraints on the parameters of SCS from current observations and estimate prospects for detecting SCS signatures in on-going observations. As a result, we find that these constraints exclude broad parameter regions, and also that on-going radio wave observations can probe large parameter space.

Miyamoto, Koichi [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8582 (Japan); Nakayama, Kazunori, E-mail: miyamone@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp, E-mail: kazunori@hep-th.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of  

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and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of the Raft River detachment and footwall shear zone Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Geologic and thermochronologic constraints on the initial orientation of the Raft River detachment and footwall shear zone Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The Raft River Mountains of northwestern Utah expose a detachment fault that separates a hanging wall of Paleozoic rocks from Proterozoic and Archean rocks of the footwall. Beneath the detachment lies a 100 to 300m-thick top-to-the-east extensional shear zone. Geologic mapping, strain and kinematic analysis, and 40Ar/39 Ar thermochronology suggest that the shear zone and detachment fault had an initial low-angle regional

324

Determining physical constraints in transcriptional initiationcomplexes using DNA sequence analysis  

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Eukaryotic gene expression is often under the control ofcooperatively acting transcription factors whose binding is limited bystructural constraints. By determining these structural constraints, wecan understand the "rules" that define functional cooperativity.Conversely, by understanding the rules of binding, we can inferstructural characteristics. We have developed an information theory basedmethod for approximating the physical limitations of cooperativeinteractions by comparing sequence analysis to microarray expressiondata. When applied to the coordinated binding of the sulfur amino acidregulatory protein Met4 by Cbf1 and Met31, we were able to create acombinatorial model that can correctly identify Met4 regulatedgenes.

Shultzaberger, Ryan K.; Chiang, Derek Y.; Moses, Alan M.; Eisen,Michael B.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Gamma Ray Burst Constraints on Ultraviolet Lorentz Invariance Violation  

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

Tina Kahniashvili; Grigol Gogoberidze; Bharat Ratra

2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

326

Neutron stars in f(R) gravity with perturbative constraints  

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We study the structure of neutron stars in f(R) gravity theories with perturbative constraints. We derive the modified Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov equations and solve them for a polytropic equation of state. We investigate the resulting modifications to the masses and radii of neutron stars and show that observations of surface phenomena alone cannot break the degeneracy between altering the theory of gravity versus choosing a different equation of state of neutron-star matter. On the other hand, observations of neutron-star cooling, which depends on the density of matter at the stellar interior, can place significant constraints on the parameters of the theory.

Cooney, Alan; DeDeo, Simon; Psaltis, Dimitrios [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (United States); Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

327

TeV Astrophysics Constraints on Planck Scale Lorentz Violation  

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We analyze observational constraints from TeV astrophysics on Lorentz violating nonlinear dispersion for photons and electrons without assuming any a priori equality between the photon and electron parameters. The constraints arise from thresholds for vacuum Cerenkov radiation, photon decay and photo-production of electron-positron pairs. We show that the parameter plane for cubic momentum terms in the dispersion relations is constrained to an order unity region in Planck units. We find that the threshold configuration can occur with an asymmetric distribution of momentum for pair creation, and with a hard photon for vacuum Cerenkov radiation.

Ted Jacobson; Stefano Liberati; David Mattingly

2002-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy  

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Collisions involving 112Sn and 124Sn nuclei have been simulated with the improved Quantum Molecular Dynamics transport model. The results of the calculations reproduce isospin diffusion data from two different observables and the ratios of neutron and proton spectra. By comparing these data to calculations performed over a range of symmetry energies at saturation density and different representations of the density dependence of the symmetry energy, constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy at sub-normal density are obtained. Results from present work are compared to constraints put forward in other recent analysis.

M. B. Tsang; Yingxun Zhang; P. Danielewicz; M. Famiano; Zhuxia Li; W. G. Lynch; A. W. Steiner

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on the Density Dependence of the Symmetry Energy  

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Collisions involving {sup 112}Sn and {sup 124}Sn nuclei have been simulated with the improved quantum molecular dynamics transport model. The results of the calculations reproduce isospin diffusion data from two different observables and the ratios of neutron and proton spectra. By comparing these data to calculations performed over a range of symmetry energies at saturation density and different representations of the density dependence of the symmetry energy, constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy at subnormal density are obtained. The results from the present work are compared to constraints put forward in other recent analyses.

Tsang, M. B.; Danielewicz, P.; Lynch, W. G.; Steiner, A. W. [Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Physics and Astronomy Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Zhang Yingxun [Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (18), Beijing 102413 (China); Famiano, M. [Physics Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 (United States); Li, Zhuxia [China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (18), Beijing 102413 (China)

2009-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

330

Constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy  

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Collisions involving 112Sn and 124Sn nuclei have been simulated with the improved Quantum Molecular Dynamics transport model. The results of the calculations reproduce isospin diffusion data from two different observables and the ratios of neutron and proton spectra. By comparing these data to calculations performed over a range of symmetry energies at saturation density and different representations of the density dependence of the symmetry energy, constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy at sub-normal density are obtained. Results from present work are compared to constraints put forward in other recent analysis.

Tsang, M B; Danielewicz, P; Famiano, M; Li, Zhuxia; Lynch, W G; Steiner, A W

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic  

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

Kent, University of

332

Planning Motions for Robotic Systems Subject to Differential Constraints  

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Planning Motions for Robotic Systems Subject to Differential Constraints Alessandro De Luca of planning point-to-point motion for general robotic systems subject to non-integrable differential feedback linearization, are illustrated with the aid of four case studies: the plate-ball manipulation

De Luca, Alessandro

333

Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy: Evidence from Tax Rebates  

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

Grishok, Alla

334

Rotein Constraints Induced by Multiframe Encoding TEMPLE F.SMITH*  

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Rotein Constraints Induced by Multiframe Encoding TEMPLE F.SMITH* Piysics Dqartment, Northern North Holland, Inc., 1980 0025-5564/80/030017 +1W02.25 #12;18 TEMPLE F. SMITH AND MICHAEL S. W A T E W

Waterman, Michael S.

335

Safe Approximations of Chance Constraints Using Historical Data  

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constraint, where random perturbations belong to a collection of distributions in a given con- ...... stresses on different points of the tube and if the temperature is too high, it will scrap the tube due ..... [10] W. Chen, M. Sim, J. Sun, and C.P. Teo.

2015-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

336

Cosmology and astrophysics from relaxed galaxy clusters – II. Cosmological constraints  

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......area of Chandra. Our figure of merit is defined as the inverse of...slightly different figures of merit here compared to that work...decision to normalize our figure of merit to the current f gas constraints...Arnaud for their work on xspec, Nick Battaglia and Susana Planelles......

A. B. Mantz; S. W. Allen; R. G. Morris; D. A. Rapetti; D. E. Applegate; P. L. Kelly; A. von der Linden; R. W. Schmidt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Optimal lifetime consumption and investment under drawdown constraint  

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Optimal lifetime consumption and investment under drawdown constraint Romuald Elie Nizar Touzi October 21, 2006 Abstract We consider the infinite horizon optimal consumption-investment problem under-form expressions for the optimal consumption and investment strategy. Key words: portfolio allocation, drawdown

Elie, Romuald

338

SPECTRUM OPPORTUNITY AND INTERFERENCE CONSTRAINT IN OPPORTUNISTIC SPECTRUM ACCESS  

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of the radio spec- trum? Actual spectrum usage measurements obtained by the FCC's Spectrum Policy Task Force [1SPECTRUM OPPORTUNITY AND INTERFERENCE CONSTRAINT IN OPPORTUNISTIC SPECTRUM ACCESS Qing Zhao@ece.ucdavis.edu ABSTRACT In this paper, we study two important concepts in opportunis- tic spectrum access: spectrum

Islam, M. Saif

339

Multi-Rank Adaptive Beamforming with Linear and Quadratic Constraints  

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Multi-Rank Adaptive Beamforming with Linear and Quadratic Constraints Henry Cox, Ali Pezeshki the signal is either rank-one of unknown orientation in a subspace or multi-rank. Only signal. The unifying component is the multi-rank MVDR beamformer followed by post processing. Detection statistics

Pezeshki, Ali

340

A Two-Constraint Approach to Risky CyberSecurity  

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A Two-Constraint Approach to Risky CyberSecurity Experiment Management John Wroclawski, Jelena Mirkovic, Ted Faber, Stephen Schwab #12;Risky CyberSecurity Research CyberSecurity systems becoming more;Domains of interest Traditional risky experiment Virus dissection Modern risky CyberSecurity

Faber, Ted

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Active constraint regions for optimal operation of distillation columns  

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Active constraint regions for optimal operation of distillation columns Magnus G. Jacobsen the control structure of distillation columns, with optimal operation in mind, it is important to know how for distillation columns change with variations in energy cost and feed flow rate. The production of the most

Skogestad, Sigurd

342

Hierarchical clustering using correlation metric and spatial continuity constraint  

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Large data sets are analyzed by hierarchical clustering using correlation as a similarity measure. This provides results that are superior to those obtained using a Euclidean distance similarity measure. A spatial continuity constraint may be applied in hierarchical clustering analysis of images.

Stork, Christopher L.; Brewer, Luke N.

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

343

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

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database history. The evaluation algorithm is also an add­on component, executed on top of, and usingTemporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda A. Prasad Sistla, for specifying conditions and events in the rules for active database sys­ tem. This language permits

Wolfson, Ouri E.

344

Mathematical programs with complementarity constraints in traffic and telecommunications networks  

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...applications such as a large-scale nonlinear MPCC model of an electricity market network with 20000 variables and 10000 constraints...and R Srikant2006A tutorial on cross-layer optimization in wireless networks. IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun. 24, 1452-1463...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

X D C X f g Constraint satisfaction.  

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the problem of BIBD generation. In Section 5, we formulate the BIBD generation as a CSP and give empirical and future work. A finite CSP is defined by a triple ( ), where = is a set of variables on ( ). A of the CSP is an assignment of values to vari­ ables which satisfies every constraint. A value is for a

Torras, Carme

346

Opportunistic Scheduling for utility maximization under QoS constraints  

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1 Opportunistic Scheduling for utility maximization under QoS constraints Neung-Hyung Lee, Jin. Our opportunistic scheduling aims at maximizing the utility which is usually expressed as a function of user throughput. In this paper we derive an off-line optimal scheduling policy by optimization theory

Bahk, Saewoong

347

Technology Mapping Targeting Routing Congestion under Delay Constraints  

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1 Technology Mapping Targeting Routing Congestion under Delay Constraints Rupesh S. Shelar, Member a serious concern in today's VLSI designs. To address the same, we propose a technology mapping algorithm in a 100 nm technology show that the algorithm can improve track overflows by 59%, on an average

Sapatnekar, Sachin

348

Financial Constraints as a Barrier to Export Participation  

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be called for to help efficient but financially constrained firms to overcome the sunk entry costs constraint; Sunk costs JEL Classification: F14; G32; L25; D92 University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis the role of sunk entry costs into export markets (Baldwin, 1988; Roberts and Tybout, 1997; Melitz, 2003

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

349

QER Public Meeting: New England Regional Infrastructure Constraints Part I  

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

350

QER Public Meeting: New England Regional Infrastructure Constraints Part II  

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

351

Convex measures of risk and trading constraints Hans Follmer  

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\\acceptable". In Section 2 we prove a representation theorem for convex measures of risk. In the case in whichConvex measures of risk and trading constraints Hans Follmer Institut fur Mathematik Humboldt of a convex measure of risk, an extension of the concept of a coherent risk measure de#12;ned in Artzner et al

Föllmer, Hans

352

Geometric Structure of Two Self-dual Fields with Constraints  

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A two dimensional Poincar$\\acute{e}$-invariant self-dual field with constraints is studied in geometric way. We obtained its symplectic structure and conservative currents on space of solutions, which are also invariant under transformations of Poincar$\\acute{e}$ group.

Xurong Chen

2007-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

353

Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint  

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

Greenberg, Albert

354

Optimal Control of a Continuous Distillation Process under Probabilistic Constraints  

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. The aim is to find a control (feed rate, heat supply, reflux rate) which is optimal with respect to energyOptimal Control of a Continuous Distillation Process under Probabilistic Constraints René Henrion1 to be separated or to its temperature. Typically, the un- certainties are not completely irregular but follow

Henrion, René

355

Codes and sofic constraints Marie-Pierre Beal  

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Codes and sofic constraints Marie-Pierre B´eal Dominique Perrin January 14, 2005 Abstract We study-la-Vall´ee Cedex 2, France. {beal,perrin}@univ-mlv.fr 1 hal-00619227,version1-5Sep2011 Author manuscript, published

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

356

Testing robot controllers using constraint programming and continuous integration  

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AbstractContext Testing complex industrial robots (CIRs) requires testing several interacting control systems. This is challenging, especially for robots performing process-intensive tasks such as painting or gluing, since their dedicated process control systems can be loosely coupled with the robot’s motion control. Objective Current practices for validating \\{CIRs\\} involve manual test case design and execution. To reduce testing costs and improve quality assurance, a trend is to automate the generation of test cases. Our work aims to define a cost-effective automated testing technique to validate CIR control systems in an industrial context. Method This paper reports on a methodology, developed at ABB Robotics in collaboration with SIMULA, for the fully automated testing of \\{CIRs\\} control systems. Our approach draws on continuous integration principles and well-established constraint-based testing techniques. It is based on a novel constraint-based model for automatically generating test sequences where test sequences are both generated and executed as part of a continuous integration process. Results By performing a detailed analysis of experimental results over a simplified version of our constraint model, we determine the most appropriate parameterization of the operational version of the constraint model. This version is now being deployed at ABB Robotics’s CIR testing facilities and used on a permanent basis. This paper presents the empirical results obtained when automatically generating test sequences for \\{CIRs\\} at ABB Robotics. In a real industrial setting, the results show that our methodology is not only able to detect reintroduced known faults, but also to spot completely new faults. Conclusion Our empirical evaluation shows that constraint-based testing is appropriate for automatically generating test sequences for \\{CIRs\\} and can be faithfully deployed in an industrial context.

Morten Mossige; Arnaud Gotlieb; Hein Meling

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

hal-00172027,version1-13Sep2007 On the application of the Critical Minimum Energy Subspace method to disordered  

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hal-00172027,version1-13Sep2007 On the application of the Critical Minimum Energy Subspace method Aires, Argentina (Dated: September 13, 2007) We discuss the recent application to strongly disordered systems of the Critical Minimum Energy Subspace (CMES) method, used to limit the energy subspace

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

358

Solar signals in the minimum extreme temperature records in the southern region of the Gulf of Mexico  

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Minimum extreme temperature series from several meteorological stations of the Gulf of Mexico are spectrally analyzed using the Maximum Entropy Method. We obtained significant periodicities similar to those found in meteorological and solar activity phenomena. This indicates that probably the solar activity signals are present in the minimum extreme temperature records of this Mexican region.

D. Maravilla; B. Mendoza; E. Jáuregui

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Design Considerations for an On-Demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network  

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at Boulder Boulder, CO-80309 Abstract--A minimum energy routing protocol reduces the energy con- sumption the energy consumption of a wireless ad hoc network. Past research has focused on energy savings schemes1 Design Considerations for an On-Demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc

Brown, Timothy X.

360

Device Sizing for Minimum Energy Operation in Subthreshold Circuits Benton H. Calhoun, Alice Wang, and Anantha Chandrakasan  

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for Minimum Energy Sizing influences the energy consumption of a circuit in two primary ways. First, sizing have low energy as the primary concern instead of performance. Minimum energy operation for low directly affects energy consumption by changing switched capacitance and leakage current. Sec- ondly

Calhoun, Benton H.

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Communication: Minimum in the thermal conductivity of supercooled water: A computer simulation study  

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We report the results of a computer simulation study of the thermodynamic properties and the thermal conductivity of supercooled water as a function of pressure and temperature using the TIP4P-2005 water model. The thermodynamic properties can be represented by a two-structure equation of state consistent with the presence of a liquid-liquid critical point in the supercooled region. Our simulations confirm the presence of a minimum in the thermal conductivity, not only at atmospheric pressure, as previously found for the TIP5P water model, but also at elevated pressures. This anomalous behavior of the thermal conductivity of supercooled water appears to be related to the maximum of the isothermal compressibility or the minimum of the speed of sound. However, the magnitudes of the simulated thermal conductivities are sensitive to the water model adopted and appear to be significantly larger than the experimental thermal conductivities of real water at low temperatures.

Bresme, F., E-mail: f.bresme@imperial.ac.uk [Chemical Physics Section, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom and Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 7491 (Norway); Biddle, J. W.; Sengers, J. V.; Anisimov, M. A. [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)] [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

362

Global Minimum Determination of the Born-Oppenheimer Surface within Density Functional Theory  

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We present a novel method, which we refer to as the dual minima hopping method, that allows us to find the global minimum of the potential energy surface (PES) within density functional theory for systems where a fast but less accurate calculation of the PES is possible. This method can rapidly find the ground state configuration of clusters and other complex systems with present day computer power by performing a systematic search. We apply the new method to silicon clusters. Even though these systems have already been extensively studied by other methods, we find new global minimum candidates for Si{sub 16} and Si{sub 19}, as well as new low-lying isomers for Si{sub 16}, Si{sub 17}, and Si{sub 18}.

Goedecker, Stefan; Hellmann, Waldemar; Lenosky, Thomas [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Physics Department, Ohio State University, 1040 Physics Research Building, 191 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1117 (United States)

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

363

Macroalgal diversity along the Baltic Sea salinity gradient challenges Remane’s species-minimum concept  

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Remane’s species-minimum concept, which states that the lowest number of taxa occurs at the horohalinicum (5–8 psu), was tested by investigating macroalgal diversity on hard substrates along the natural salinity gradient in the Baltic Sea. Field data on species occurrence and abundance were collected by SCUBA diving along 10 transects of the Finnish, Swedish and German coasts, covering a salinity range from 3.9 to 27 psu. Macroalgal species numbers declined steadily with salinity, decreasing until 7.2 psu was reached, but in the horohalinicum, a marked reduction of species number and a change in diversity were indicated by the Shannon index and evenness values. The non-linear decrease in macroalgal diversity at 5–8 psu and the lack of increase in species numbers at salinities below 5 psu imply a restricted applicability of Remane’s species-minimum concept to macroalgae.

Hendrik Schubert; Peter Feuerpfeil; Ronny Marquardt; Irena Telesh; Sergei Skarlato

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Towards Optimal Measurement of Power Spectra I: Minimum Variance Pair Weighting and the Fisher Matrix  

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This is the first of a pair of papers which address the problem of measuring the unredshifted power spectrum in optimal fashion from a survey of galaxies, with arbitrary geometry, for Gaussian or non-Gaussian fluctuations, in real or redshift space. In this first paper, that pair weighting is derived which formally minimizes the expected variance of the unredshifted power spectrum windowed over some arbitrary kernel. The inverse of the covariance matrix of minimum variance estimators of windowed power spectra is the Fisher information matrix, which plays a central role in establishing optimal estimators. Actually computing the minimum variance pair window and the Fisher matrix in a real survey still presents a formidable numerical problem, so here a perturbation series solution is developed. The properties of the Fisher matrix evaluated according to the approximate method suggested here are investigated in more detail in the second paper.

A. J. S. Hamilton

1997-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

365

Boulder, Colorados SmartRegs: Minimum Performance Standards for Residential Rental Housing  

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Policy Brief is an excerpt from the report: "Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Policy Brief is an excerpt from the report: "Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households." For the full report and other resources visit: http://middleincome.lbl.gov March 20, 2012 Boulder, Colorado's SmartRegs: Minimum Performance Standards for Residential Rental Housing The Case for Performance Standards The City of Boulder's Climate Action Plan calls for greenhouse gas emissions reductions across all sectors of the community (e.g., buildings, transportation and industry). Energy conservation in new and existing buildings plays a key role in the plan's ambitious goals. In 2006, Boulder residents overwhelmingly approved a Climate Action Tax to fund Climate Action Plan efforts. For more than a decade the city has been incrementally strengthening minimum energy efficiency standards for residential

366

Improved approximation algorithms for low-density instances of the Minimum Entropy Set Cover Problem  

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Abstract We study the approximability of instances of the minimum entropy set cover problem, parameterized by the average frequency of a random element in the covering sets. We analyze an algorithm combining a greedy approach with another one biased towards large sets. The algorithm is controlled by the percentage of elements to which we apply the biased approach. The optimal parameter choice leads to improved approximation guarantees when average element frequency is less than e.

Cosmin Bonchi?; Gabriel Istrate

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Free Magnetic Energy in Solar Active Regions above the Minimum-Energy Relaxed State  

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To understand the physics of solar flares, including the local reorganisation of the magnetic field and the acceleration of energetic particles, we have first to estimate the free magnetic energy available for such phenomena, which can be converted into kinetic and thermal energy. The free magnetic energy is the excess energy of a magnetic configuration compared to the minimum-energy state, which is a linear force-free field if the magnetic helicity of the configuration is conserved. We investigate the values of the free magnetic energy estimated from either the excess energy in extrapolated fields or the magnetic virial theorem. For four different active regions, we have reconstructed the nonlinear force-free field and the linear force-free field corresponding to the minimum-energy state. The free magnetic energies are then computed. From the energy budget and the observed magnetic activity in the active region, we conclude that the free energy above the minimum-energy state gives a better estimate and more insights into the flare process than the free energy above the potential field state.

S. Regnier; E. R. Priest

2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

368

Proposed flux-based optimization method for determination of minimum superconductor material in shield-type superconducting fault current limiters  

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Distributed power generation and an ever growing load demand have caused the current level of fault to exceed the nominal rating of power system devices, and fault current limiters are needed even more. The Superconducting Fault Current Limiter, SFCL, forms an efficient category of current limiters. The superconductor part in \\{SFCLs\\} is the most costly part of the device, and minimizing its volume, while maintaining the required characteristics of the device, would be very beneficial. In this work, using a Simulated Annealing optimization algorithm, a method has been proposed to determine minimum required bulk superconductor material in inductive shield-type SFCL structures. The flux linkage balance, generated by the superconductor bulk and copper winding (being the base of the optimization process), has been formulated versus dimensions. The optimum dimensions of the bulk superconductor in a model SFCL, having a limitation current of 3 A , are determined using the proposed algorithm. A prototype has been fabricated using determined dimensions, and is tested in an experimental circuit by applying different types of faults. These experimental results demonstrated satisfactory limiting characteristics of the fabricated SFCL. The optimum volume of the bulk superconductor material needed for fabrication of larger scale \\{SFCLs\\} has been calculated and compared with the volume of superconductors employed in worldwide SFCL projects.

A. Hekmati; M. Vakilian; M. Fardmanesh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Constraints on adaptation: explaining deviation from optimal sex ratio using artificial neural networks  

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Y Keywords: adaptation; artificial neural networks; evolutionary constraints; parasitoid; sex ratio by modelling information acquisition and processing using artificial neural networks (ANNs) evolving accordingConstraints on adaptation: explaining deviation from optimal sex ratio using artificial neural

West, Stuart

370

Solving Regular Tree Grammar Based Constraints Yanhong A. Liu Ning Li Scott D. Stoller  

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Solving Regular Tree Grammar Based Constraints Yanhong A. Liu Ning Li Scott D. Stoller July 2000 and is then simpli ed according to a set of simpli cation rules to produce the solution. Usually, the constraints

Stoller, Scott

371

Geodynamic and seismic constraints on the thermochemical structure and dynamics of convection in the deep mantle  

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...Brodholt and B. J. Wood Geodynamic and seismic constraints on the thermochemical structure...by this viscosity peak. geodynamics|seismic tomography|mantle viscosity|three-dimensional...anomalies|mantle convection| Geodynamic and seismic constraints on the thermochemical structure...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

OE Releases "Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012"  

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The "Transmission Constraints and Congestion in the Western and Eastern Interconnections, 2009-2012" document, which is now available for downloading, is a compilation of publicly-available data on transmission constraints and congestion for the period 2009 through 2012.

373

Levelized Electricity Costs  

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The concept of levelized energy costs responds to the necessity of disclosing the ... in order to recover the total life cycle cost of energy production. This chapter charts the effectiveness of levelized cost fo...

Nuno Luis Madureira

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

The Enterprise Level Roadmap  

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The Enterprise Level Roadmap is part of a Transition-To-Lean Guide, a three volume set of materials designed to help a user navigate through the Roadmap at increasingly deeper levels of detail.

Lean Advancement Initiative

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

377

Service task partition and distribution in star topology computer grid subject to data security constraints  

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The paper considers grid computing systems in which the resource management systems (RMS) can divide service tasks into execution blocks (EBs) and send these blocks to different resources. In order to provide a desired level of service reliability the RMS can assign the same blocks to several independent resources for parallel execution. The data security is a crucial issue in distributed computing that affects the execution policy. By the optimal service task partition into the \\{EBs\\} and their distribution among resources, one can achieve the greatest possible service reliability and/or expected performance subject to data security constraints. The paper suggests an algorithm for solving this optimization problem. The algorithm is based on the universal generating function technique and on the evolutionary optimization approach. Illustrative examples are presented.

Yanping Xiang; Gregory Levitin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Solar System Constraints on Gauss-Bonnet Mediated Dark Energy  

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

Luca Amendola; Christos Charmousis; Stephen C. Davis

2007-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

379

First cosmological constraints on the Superfluid Chaplygin gas model  

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In this work we set observational constraints of the Superfluid Chaplygin gas model, which gives a unified description of the dark sector of the Universe as a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) that behaves as dark energy (DE) while it is in the ground state and as dark matter (DM) when it is in the excited state. We first show and perform the various steps leading to a form of the equations suitable for the observational tests to be carried out. Then, by using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) code, we constrain the model with a sample of cosmology-independent long gamma-ray bursts (LGRBs) calibrated using their Type I Fundamental Plane, as well as the Union2.1 set and observational Hubble parameter data. In this analysis, using our cosmological constraints, we sketch the effective equation of state parameter and deceleration parameter, and we also obtain the redshift of the transition from deceleration to acceleration: $z_t$.

Lazkoz, Ruth; Salzano, Vincenzo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

First cosmological constraints on the Superfluid Chaplygin gas model  

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In this work we set observational constraints of the Superfluid Chaplygin gas model, which gives a unified description of the dark sector of the Universe as a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) that behaves as dark energy (DE) while it is in the ground state and as dark matter (DM) when it is in the excited state. We first show and perform the various steps leading to a form of the equations suitable for the observational tests to be carried out. Then, by using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) code, we constrain the model with a sample of cosmology-independent long gamma-ray bursts (LGRBs) calibrated using their Type I Fundamental Plane, as well as the Union2.1 set and observational Hubble parameter data. In this analysis, using our cosmological constraints, we sketch the effective equation of state parameter and deceleration parameter, and we also obtain the redshift of the transition from deceleration to acceleration: $z_t$.

Ruth Lazkoz; Ariadna Montiel; Vincenzo Salzano

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Lorentz violation at high energy: concepts, phenomena and astrophysical constraints  

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We consider here the possibility of quantum gravity induced violation of Lorentz symmetry (LV). Even if suppressed by the inverse Planck mass such LV can be tested by current experiments and astrophysical observations. We review the effective field theory approach to describing LV, the issue of naturalness, and many phenomena characteristic of LV. We discuss some of the current observational bounds on LV, focusing mostly on those from high energy astrophysics in the QED sector at order E/M_Planck. In this context we present a number of new results which include the explicit computation of rates of the most relevant LV processes, the derivation of a new photon decay constraint, and modification of previous constraints taking proper account of the helicity dependence of the LV parameters implied by effective field theory.

Ted Jacobson; Stefano Liberati; David Mattingly

2005-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

382

Chiral vortons and cosmological constraints on particle physics  

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We investigate the cosmological consequences of particle physics theories that admit stable loops of current-carrying string—vortons. In particular, we consider chiral theories where a single fermion zero mode is excited in the string core, such as those arising in supersymmetric theories with a D term. The resulting vortons formed in such theories are expected to be more stable than their nonchiral cousins. General symmetry breaking schemes are considered in which strings formed at one symmetry breaking scale become current carrying at a subsequent phase transition. The vorton abundance is estimated and constraints placed on the underlying particle physics theories from cosmological observations. Our constraints on the chiral theory are considerably more stringent than the previous estimates for more general theories.

Brandon Carter and Anne-Christine Davis

2000-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

383

Solar System Constraints on Gauss-Bonnet Dark Energy  

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

Stephen C. Davis

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

384

Dynamic storage of continuous products under volume constraints  

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Products and Two Tanks with Production Fqual to Demand Case II - Two Products and Three Tanks with Production Equal to Demand Case III ? Two Products and N Tanks w' th Production Equal to Demand Case IV ? Two Products and Two Tanks with Production... Greater than Demand IV GEOMETRIC SOLUTIONS FOR SCHEDULING SHARED FACILITIES WITH INTERFACE CONSTPAINTS. General Constraints and Conditions Product Dominance. Tank Rel. ease Dominance Interpretation of Geometric Solutions. V. GENERAL SOLUTION...

Lewis, Harry Swift

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Constraints and Solutions of Quantum Gravity in Metric Representation  

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We construct the regularised Wheeler-De Witt operator demanding that the algebra of constraints of quantum gravity is anomaly free. We find that for a subset of all wavefunctions being integrals of scalar densities this condition can be satisfied. We proceed to finding exact solutions of quantum gravity being of the form of functionals of volume and average curvature of compact three-manifold.

A. B?aut; J. Kowalski-Glikman

1997-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

386

Phase space coordinates and the Hamiltonian constraint of Regge calculus  

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We suggest that the phase space of Regge calculus is spanned by the areas and the deficit angles corresponding to the two-simplexes on the spacelike hypersurface of simplicial spacetime. Our proposal is based on a slight modification of the Ashtekar formulation of canonical gravity. In terms of these phase space coordinates we write an equation which we suggest to be a simplicial version of the Hamiltonian constraint of canonical gravity.

Jarmo Mäkelä

1994-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

Perceptual and Attentional Constraints on 1:1 Bimanual Coordination  

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unstable and consequently hard to perform and requiring extensive practice to learn (Swinnen, Lee et al., 1997, Zanone & Kelso, 1992; 1997). Difficulties in performing coordination patterns other than in-phase and anti-phase have been traditionally... attributed to the attraction toward the intrinsic dynamics (in- 3 phase and anti-phase), various structural constraints such as neural crosstalk (Kennerley et al., 2002) and/or time delays associated with the integration of the afferent and efferent...

Kovacs, Attila J.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

388

An LP-Designed Algorithm for Constraint Satisfaction  

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@watson.ibm.com Abstract. The class Max (r, 2)-CSP consists of constraint satisfaction problems with at most two r ) for binary-valued problems), making it the fastest for Max Cut, but tied for Max 2-Sat. Results The present O(r-valued variables per clause. For instances with n variables and m binary clauses, we present an O(r19m/100 )-time

Scott, Alexander Alexander

389

Efficient time-optimal feedrate planning under dynamic constraints for a high-order CNC servo system  

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Abstract In this paper, the time-optimal feedrate planning problem under confined feedrate, axis velocity, axis acceleration, axis jerk, and axis tracking error for a high-order CNC servo system is studied. The problem is useful in that the full ability of the CNC machine is used to enhance the machining productivity while keeping the machining precision under a given level. However, the problem is computationally challenging. The main contribution of this paper is to approximate the problem nicely by a finite-state convex optimization problem which can be solved efficiently. The method consists of two key ingredients. First, a relationship between the tracking error and the input signal in a high-order CNC servo system is established. As a consequence, the tracking error constraint is reduced to a constraint on the kinematic quantities. Second, a novel method is introduced to relax the nonlinear constraints on kinematic quantities to linear ones. Experimental results are used to validate the proposed method.

Jian-Xin Guo; Ke Zhang; Qiang Zhang; Xiao-Shan Gao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Direct Detection Constraints on Dark Photon Dark Matter  

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Dark matter detectors built primarily to probe elastic scattering of WIMPs on nuclei are also precise probes of light, weakly coupled particles that may be absorbed by the detector material. In this paper, we derive constraints on the minimal model of dark matter comprised of long-lived vector states V (dark photons) in the 0.01-100 keV mass range. The absence of an ionization signal in direct detection experiments such as XENON10 and XENON100 places a very strong constraint on the dark photon mixing angle, down to $O(10^{-15})$, assuming that dark photons comprise the dominant fraction of dark matter. This sensitivity to dark photon dark matter exceeds the indirect bounds derived from stellar energy loss considerations over a significant fraction of the available mass range. We also revisit indirect constraints from $V\\to 3\\gamma$ decay and show that limits from modifications to the cosmological ionization history are comparable to the updated limits from the diffuse gamma-ray flux.

Haipeng An; Maxim Pospelov; Josef Pradler; Adam Ritz

2014-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

391

Dark Energy Constraints from the CTIO Lensing Survey  

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We perform a cosmological parameter analysis of the 75 square degree CTIO lensing survey in conjunction with CMB and Type Ia supernovae data. For Lambda CDM cosmologies, we find that the amplitude of the power spectrum at low redshift is given by sigma_8 = 0.81 (+0.15,-0.10, 95% c.l.), where the error bar includes both statistical and systematic errors. The total of all systematic errors is smaller than the statistical errors, but they do make up a significant fraction of the error budget. We find that weak lensing improves the constraints on dark energy as well. The (constant) dark energy equation of state parameter, w, is measured to be -0.89 (+0.16,-0.21, 95% c.l.). Marginalizing over a constant $w$ slightly changes the estimate of sigma_8 to 0.79 (+0.17, -0.14, 95% c.l.). We also investigate variable w cosmologies, but find that the constraints weaken considerably; the next generation surveys are needed to obtain meaningful constraints on the possible time evolution of dark energy.

Mike Jarvis; Bhuvnesh Jain; Gary Bernstein; Derek Dolney

2005-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

392

Baryon Oscillations and Dark-Energy Constraints from Imaging Surveys  

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

Derek Dolney; Bhuvnesh Jain; Masahiro Takada

2004-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

393

Minimum variance hedging with bivariate regime-switching model for WTI crude oil  

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This paper proposes a four-regime bivariate Markov regime-switching model to estimate the daily time-varying minimum variance hedge ratios for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, and evaluates its in- and out-of-sample hedging performances with two-regime model, CC-GARCH, TVC-GARCH, and OLS models. Empirical results reveal that the four-regime Markov switching model outperforms the other models for both in- and out-of-sample hedging performance. Based on Hansen’s SPA test (2005), the four-regime model significantly outperforms the other models for only in-sample hedging.

Jui-Cheng Hung; Yi-Hsien Wang; Matthew C. Chang; Kuang-Hsun Shih; Hsiu-Hsueh Kao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Relaxation of spheromak plasmas toward a minimum-energy state and global magnetic fluctuations  

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Globally coherent modes which are observed during formation in the S-1 Spheromak plasma occur during flux conversion and plasma relaxation toward a minimum-energy state, suggesting that these modes provide a means for relaxation. A significant finding is the temporal progression of these modes through a sequence n=5,4,3,2, m=1, as q rises through rational fractions m/n, where n and m are defined by the functional dependence ei(n?+mtheta) of the fluctuations on toroidal angle ? and poloidal angle theta. Comparison with theory of the observed modes and the sequence of occurrence suggests that these modes are due to resistive MHD instabilities.

A. Janos; G. W. Hart; M. Yamada

1985-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

395

Correlation in fermion or boson systems as the minimum of entropy relative to all free states  

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In the context of many-fermion systems, "correlation" refers to the inadequacy of an independent-particle model. Using "free" states as archetypes of our independent-particle model, we have proposed a measure of correlation that we called "nonfreeness" [Int. J. Quant. Inf. 5, 815 (2007)]. The nonfreeness of a many-fermion state was defined to be its entropy relative to the unique free state with the same 1-matrix. In this article, we prove that the nonfreeness of a state is the minimum of its entropy relative to all free states. We also extend the definition of nonfreeness to many-boson states and discuss a couple of examples.

Alex D. Gottlieb; Norbert J. Mauser

2014-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

396

Near minimum-time maneuvers of large space structures using parameter optimization and lyapunov feedback control  

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Thruster Set Location, Saturation Thrust, and Positive Voltage Thrust Direction Thruster Manufacture 7 (1-2) 8 (3-4) 9 (5-6) 10 (7-8) Node ? 327 325 321 323 427 437 324 322 328 326 (m) -1. 35 1. 35 1. 35 -1. 35 -2. 82649 2. 82649...NEAR MINIMUM-TIME MANEUVERS OF LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES USING PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION AND LYAPUNOV FEEDBACK CONTROL A Thesis by IvtlCHAEL TIMOTHY CARTER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Carter, Michael Timothy

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

397

Tiltmeter leveling mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A tiltmeter device having a pair of orthogonally disposed tilt sensors that are levelable within an inner housing containing the sensors. An outer housing can be rotated to level at least one of the sensor pair while the inner housing can be rotated to level the other sensor of the pair. The sensors are typically rotated up to about plus or minus 100 degrees. The device is effective for measuring tilts in a wide range of angles of inclination of wells and can be employed to level a platform containing a third sensor.

Hunter, Steven L. (Livermore, CA); Boro, Carl O. (Milpitas, CA); Farris, Alvis (late of Byron, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

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7 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010; " " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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7 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002; " " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

402

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch LPG to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" " Unit:...

403

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0.5 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Residual Fuel Oil to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy...

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1 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Coal to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" " Unit:...

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9 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Distillate Fuel Oil to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy...

406

Bi-level Optimization for Capacity Planning in Industrial Gas Markets  

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Bi-level Optimization for Capacity Planning in Industrial Gas Markets P. Garcia-Herreros, L. Zhang markets are dynamic: · Suppliers must anticipate demand growth · Most markets are served locally Capacity is incremental( t T, i I ) Demand satisfaction is constraint by capacities( t T, i I ) All markets

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

407

Memory Accesses Management During High Level Gwenole Corre, Eric Senn, Pierre Bomel, Nathalie Julien, Eric Martin  

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Memory Accesses Management During High Level Synthesis Gwenol´e Corre, Eric Senn, Pierre Bomel architecture and the memory mapping in behavioral synthesis. We formalize the memory mapping as a set of constraints for the synthesis, and defined a Memory Con- straint Graph and an accessibility criterion

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

408

Diversity and Spatial Distribution of Hydrazine Oxidoreductase (hzo) Gene in the Oxygen Minimum Zone Off Costa Rica  

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Anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox) as an important nitrogen loss pathway has been reported in marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs), but the community composition and spatial distribution of anammox bacteria in the eastern ...

Kong, Liangliang

409

Minimum Cost of Photovoltaic Energy for a Utility Grid and General Features of a Generating Plant Using Costless Solar Cells  

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The purpose of this work is to evaluate the minimum long term cost of electricity produced by future photovoltaic plants connected to a utility grid. As the cost of photovoltaic cells is supposed to drop drama...

Daniel Madet

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Precision liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A precision liquid level sensor utilizes a balanced R. F. bridge, each arm including an air dielectric line. Changes in liquid level along one air dielectric line imbalance the bridge and create a voltage which is directly measurable across the bridge.

Field, Michael E. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, William H. (Albuquerque, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A population-based iterated greedy algorithm for the minimum weight vertex cover problem  

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Given an undirected, vertex-weighted graph, the goal of the minimum weight vertex cover problem is to find a subset of the vertices of the graph such that the subset is a vertex cover and the sum of the weights of its vertices is minimal. This problem is known to be NP-hard and no efficient algorithm is known to solve it to optimality. Therefore, most existing techniques are based on heuristics for providing approximate solutions in a reasonable computation time. Population-based search approaches have shown to be effective for solving a multitude of combinatorial optimization problems. Their advantage can be identified as their ability to find areas of the space containing high quality solutions. This paper proposes a simple and efficient population-based iterated greedy algorithm for tackling the minimum weight vertex cover problem. At each iteration, a population of solutions is established and refined using a fast randomized iterated greedy heuristic based on successive phases of destruction and reconstruction. An extensive experimental evaluation on a commonly used set of benchmark instances shows that our algorithm outperforms current state-of-the-art approaches.

Salim Bouamama; Christian Blum; Abdellah Boukerram

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Minimum separation distances for natural gas pipeline and boilers in the 300 area, Hanford Site  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing actions to reduce energy expenditures and improve energy system reliability at the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. These actions include replacing the centralized heating system with heating units for individual buildings or groups of buildings, constructing a new natural gas distribution system to provide a fuel source for many of these units, and constructing a central control building to operate and maintain the system. The individual heating units will include steam boilers that are to be housed in individual annex buildings located at some distance away from nearby 300 Area nuclear facilities. This analysis develops the basis for siting the package boilers and natural gas distribution systems to be used to supply steam to 300 Area nuclear facilities. The effects of four potential fire and explosion scenarios involving the boiler and natural gas pipeline were quantified to determine minimum separation distances that would reduce the risks to nearby nuclear facilities. The resulting minimum separation distances are shown in Table ES.1.

Daling, P.M.; Graham, T.M.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Analysis of Minimum Efficiency Standards and Rebate Incentive Programs for Domestic Refrigerators in the Pacific Northwest.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Refrigerator-freezers (R/Fs) and freezers (FRs) account for 16% of the electricity consumed in the residential sector of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) forecast region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Western Montana). After space and water heating, R/Fs are the largest residential electrical end-use. There is great potential for reducing electricity consumption in a cost-effective manner through the purchase and use of more energy-efficient R/Fs and FRs. For example, if every household in the BPA region had the best R/F model now mass-produced, the electricity savings would be about 5 billion kWh/yr, approximately the power supplied annually by 1000 MW of nuclear or coal-fired generating capacity. The Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) and BPA recognize the savings potential from efficient R/Fs and FRs as well as the barriers to their use. In the 1983 regional power plan, the Council directed BPA to develop and implement incentive and promotion programs for efficient appliances. The NPPC also called for the evaluation of minimum efficiency standards for appliances sold in the region. In response to this directive, the Office of Conservation in BPA funded an evaluation of both rebate incentive programs and minimum efficiency standards for R/Fs and FRs. The results are presented in this report.

Geller, Howard S.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Expedited site characterization (ESC) using the M{sup 3} approach, M{sup 3} = massive, moderate, minimum  

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The main objective of this approach is to quickly and cost effectively identify and classify potential Areas of Concern (AOCS) as clean or contaminated, thus allowing potentially responsible parties (PRPS) to save limited resources by ceasing costly investigations and undertaking removal type actions expeditiously. The ESC M{sup 3} approach also overcomes the high degree of uncertainty typically associated with traditional site investigations resulting from a lack of comprehensive scoping. Thus, EPA Region 9 has agreed to accept and use, for risk assessment purposes, the data generated from the ESC M{sup 3} approach, providing the data quality is known and confirmation analyses are performed. The extraordinary benefit will be to eliminate any further action on those AOCs found to be clean using this approach. Finally this approach reduces the large number of non-detect samples that are customarily submitted for CLP-type (i.e., Contract Laboratory Program) analyses. The ESC M{sup 3} approach consists of the following three steps: (1) a massive sampling effort is first conducted at an AOC (e.g., 200 samples are collected using a grid approach); the samples are analyzed on a daily basis using real time onsite methods and field screening (FS)-type data are generated; (2) a moderate sampling effort is then conducted to provide onsite verification of the FS-type data; the samples are analyzed using onsite CLP-type methods and field quantitation (FQ)-type data are generated with an agreed upon level of QC; and finally, (3) a minimum sampling effort is conducted to provide verification of the FQ-type data; these confirmation samples are sent to an offsite laboratory for analysis, and CLP-type data are generated.

Tindall, S. [Bechtel Environmental Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

415

Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in the U.S. Residential Sector  

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The US Department of Energy (US DOE) has placed lighting and appliance standards at a very high priority of the U.S. energy policy. However, the maximum energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction achievable via minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) has not yet been fully characterized. The Bottom Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS), first developed in 2007, is a global, generic, and modular tool designed to provide policy makers with estimates of potential impacts resulting from MEPS for a variety of products, at the international and/or regional level. Using the BUENAS framework, we estimated potential national energy savings and CO2 emissions mitigation in the US residential sector that would result from the most aggressive policy foreseeable: standards effective in 2014 set at the current maximum technology (Max Tech) available on the market. This represents the most likely characterization of what can be maximally achieved through MEPS in the US. The authors rely on the latest Technical Support Documents and Analytical Tools published by the U.S. Department of Energy as a source to determine appliance stock turnover and projected efficiency scenarios of what would occur in the absence of policy. In our analysis, national impacts are determined for the following end uses: lighting, television, refrigerator-freezers, central air conditioning, room air conditioning, residential furnaces, and water heating. The analyzed end uses cover approximately 65percent of site energy consumption in the residential sector (50percent of the electricity consumption and 80percent of the natural gas and LPG consumption). This paper uses this BUENAS methodology to calculate that energy savings from Max Tech for the U.S. residential sector products covered in this paper will reach an 18percent reduction in electricity demand compared to the base case and 11percent in Natural Gas and LPG consumption by 2030 The methodology results in reductions in CO2 emissions of a similar magnitude.

Letschert, Virginie; Desroches, Louis-Benoit; McNeil, Michael; Saheb, Yamina

2010-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

416

Constraints on particle dark matter from cosmic-ray antiprotons  

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

N. Fornengo; L. Maccione; A. Vittino

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

417

Constraints on particle dark matter from cosmic-ray antiprotons  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

N. Fornengo; L. Maccione; A. Vittino

2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

418

Coupling constant constraints in a nonminimally coupled phantom cosmology  

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In the paper we investigate observational constraints on coupling to gravity constant parameter {xi} using distant supernovae SNIa data, baryon oscillation peak (BOP), the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) shift parameter, and the H(z) data set. We estimate the value of this parameter to constrain the extended quintessence models with nonminimally coupled to gravity phantom scalar field. The combined analysis of observational data favors a value of {xi} which lies in close neighborhood of the conformal coupling. While our estimations are model dependent they give rise to an indirect bound on the equivalence principle.

Szydlowski, Marek; Hrycyna, Orest; Kurek, Aleksandra [Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, Orla 171, 30-244 Cracow (Poland) and Mark Kac Complex Systems Research Centre, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Cracow (Poland); Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Philosophy, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Al. Raclawickie 14, 20-950 Lublin (Poland); Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, Orla 171, 30-244 Cracow (Poland)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Early universe constraints on time variation of fundamental constants  

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We study the time variation of fundamental constants in the early Universe. Using data from primordial light nuclei abundances, cosmic microwave background, and the 2dFGRS power spectrum, we put constraints on the time variation of the fine structure constant {alpha} and the Higgs vacuum expectation value without assuming any theoretical framework. A variation in leads to a variation in the electron mass, among other effects. Along the same line, we study the variation of {alpha} and the electron mass m{sub e}. In a purely phenomenological fashion, we derive a relationship between both variations.

Landau, Susana J.; Mosquera, Mercedes E.; Scoccola, Claudia G.; Vucetich, Hector [Departamento de Fisica, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria-Pabellon 1, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); and Instituto de Astrofisica, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

420

The Solar Heavy Element Abundances: I. Constraints from Stellar Interiors  

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The latest solar atmosphere models include non-LTE corrections and 3D hydrodynamic convection simulations. These models predict a significant reduction in the solar metal abundance, which leads to a serious conflict between helioseismic data and the predictions of solar interiors models. We demonstrate that the helioseismic constraints on the surface convection zone depth and helium abundance combined with stellar interiors models can be used to define the goodness of fit for a given chemical composition. After a detailed examination of the errors in the theoretical models we conclude that models constructed with the older solar abundances are consistent (solar abundance scale are discussed.

Franck Delahaye; Marc Pinsonneault

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-wavelength constraints on the inflationary consistency relation  

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We present the first attempt to use a combination of CMB, LIGO, and PPTA data to constrain both the tilt and the running of primordial tensor power spectrum through constraints on the gravitational wave energy density generated in the early universe. Combining measurements at different cosmological scales highlights how complementary data can be used to test the predictions of early universe models including the inflationary consistency relation. Current data prefers a slightly positive tilt ($n_t = 0.13^{+0.54}_{-0.75}$) and a negative running ($n_{t, {\\rm run}} assumptions regarding the UV cutoff ($k_{\\...

Meerburg, P Daniel; Hadzhiyska, Boryana; Meyers, Joel

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Improved freezing level retrieval  

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TRMM Microwave Imager(TMI)-based passive microwave retrieval techniques result in biased estimates of the freezing level and rainfall over the east Pacific in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Passive microwave rainfall estimates...

Hong, Sungwook

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Improved parameterized algorithms for minimum link-length rectilinear spanning path problem  

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Abstract The Parameterized Minimum Link-Length Rectilinear Spanning Path problem in the d-dimensional Euclidean space R d (d-RSP), for a given set S of n points in R d and a positive integer k, is to find a rectilinear spanning path P with at most k line-segments that cover all points in S, where all line-segments in P are axis-parallel. In this paper, we study a constrained d-RSP problem (Constrained d-RSP problem) in which each line-segment l in the spanning path must cover all the points in S that share the same line with l. By applying the branch-and-search and dynamic programming techniques, a parameterized algorithm with running time O ? ( ( 1 + 1 + 4 ( d ? 1 ) 2 ) k ) is given for the Constrained d-RSP problem, which significantly improves the current best result O ? ( ( 0.74 d k ) k ) .

Qilong Feng; Jianxin Wang; Chao Xu; Jinyi Yao; Jianer Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Achieving minimum impact insulation class 50 rating using resilient clip technology in lightweight construction.  

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Resilient clip technology is an alternative to resilient channel for supporting gypsum wallboard in fire rated wall and floor?ceiling assemblies. Lightweight wood frame construction presents challenges in meeting building code requirements for impact insulation class (IIC) and sound transmission class (STC) ratings in floor?ceiling assemblies. Through laboratory testing we were able to compare different floor?ceiling assemblies commonly used in multi?family construction. Two different structures were tested an 18 in. open web truss 24 in. o.c. and a 12 in. engineered joist (TJI) 24 in. o.c. Various finish floor coverings were used including ceramic tile vinyl and engineered wood. Structures achieved minimum IIC and STC 50 with and without 3/4 in. Gypsum concrete. Resilient rubber underlayment of varying thickness can further improve the IIC and STC ratings of the assembly as can adding a second layer of gypsum wallboard.

Wilson Byrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Possible Observation of Nuclear Reactor Neutrinos Near the Oscillation Absolute Minimum  

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After a summary of the basic three neutrino oscillation formalism we review briefly our present empirical knowledge of the oscillation parameters and conclude that the 2-neutrinos model is adequate to describe the survival probability of the electronic neutrino P(nue->nue). Then we proceed to the evaluation of P(nue->nue) relative to the antineutrinos emitted by the nuclear power stations presently in operation along the the Rhone valley. We assume that a detector has been installed in a existing cavity located under the Mont Ventoux at a depth equivalent to 1500 m of water. We show that such an experiment would provide the opportunity to observe neutrinos near the oscillation absolute minimum. We end by a rough estimate of the counting rate.

C. Bouchiat

2003-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

426

Photoelectron satellite spectrum in the region of the 3s Cooper minimum of argon  

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The 3s,3p satellite spectrum of argon has been studied with use of synchrotron radiation in the 40–70-eV energy range. In the region of the 3s Cooper minimum (42.5 eV±0.2), the integral intensity of the satellites is ten times larger than the 3s partial cross section. The angular asymmetry parameters have been measured as a function of the photoelectron energy for the 3s 2S,3p 2P final states as well as for the satellites. For the lowest photon energies it appears that the ? parameter values of the most intense satellites are strongly dependent on the total angular momentum of the final ionic state.

M. Y. Adam, P. Morin, and G. Wendin

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Model-independent constraints on dark energy and modified gravity with the SKA  

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Employing a nonparametric approach of the principal component analysis (PCA), we forecast the future constraint on the equation of state $w(z)$ of dark energy, and on the effective Newton constant $\\mu(k,z)$, which parameterise the effect of modified gravity, using the planned SKA HI galaxy survey. Combining with the simulated data of Planck and Dark Energy Survey (DES), we find that SKA Phase 1 (SKA1) and SKA Phase 2 (SKA2) can well constrain $3$ and $5$ eigenmodes of $w(z)$ respectively. The errors of the best measured modes can be reduced to 0.04 and 0.023 for SKA1 and SKA2 respectively, making it possible to probe dark energy dynamics. On the other hand, SKA1 and SKA2 can constrain $7$ and $20$ eigenmodes of $\\mu(k,z)$ respectively within 10\\% sensitivity level. Furthermore, 2 and 7 modes can be constrained within sub percent level using SKA1 and SKA2 respectively. This is a significant improvement compared to the combined datasets without SKA.

Zhao, Gong-Bo; Maartens, Roy; Santos, Mario; Raccanelli, Alvise

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Optimization of Operating Parameters for Minimum Mechanical Specific Energy in Drilling  

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Efficiency in drilling is measured by Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE). MSE is the measure of the amount of energy input required to remove a unit volume of rock, expressed in units of energy input divided by volume removed. It can be expressed mathematically in terms of controllable parameters; Weight on Bit, Torque, Rate of Penetration, and RPM. It is well documented that minimizing MSE by optimizing controllable factors results in maximum Rate of Penetration. Current methods for computing MSE make it possible to minimize MSE in the field only through a trial-and-error process. This work makes it possible to compute the optimum drilling parameters that result in minimum MSE. The parameters that have been traditionally used to compute MSE are interdependent. Mathematical relationships between the parameters were established, and the conventional MSE equation was rewritten in terms of a single parameter, Weight on Bit, establishing a form that can be minimized mathematically. Once the optimum Weight on Bit was determined, the interdependent relationship that Weight on Bit has with Torque and Penetration per Revolution was used to determine optimum values for those parameters for a given drilling situation. The improved method was validated through laboratory experimentation and analysis of published data. Two rock types were subjected to four treatments each, and drilled in a controlled laboratory environment. The method was applied in each case, and the optimum parameters for minimum MSE were computed. The method demonstrated an accurate means to determine optimum drilling parameters of Weight on Bit, Torque, and Penetration per Revolution. A unique application of micro-cracking is also presented, which demonstrates that rock failure ahead of the bit is related to axial force more than to rotation speed.

Hamrick, Todd

2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

429

QUIET-TIME INTERPLANETARY {approx}2-20 keV SUPERHALO ELECTRONS AT SOLAR MINIMUM  

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We present a statistical survey of {approx}2-20 keV superhalo electrons in the solar wind measured by the SupraThermal Electron instrument on board the two STEREO spacecraft during quiet-time periods from 2007 March through 2009 March at solar minimum. The observed superhalo electrons have a nearly isotropic angular distribution and a power-law spectrum, f{proportional_to}v{sup -{gamma}}, with {gamma} ranging from 5 to 8.7, with nearly half between 6.5 and 7.5, and an average index of 6.69 {+-} 0.90. The observed power-law spectrum varies significantly on a spatial scale of {approx}>0.1 AU and a temporal scale of {approx}>several days. The integrated density of quiet-time superhalo electrons at 2-20 keV ranges from {approx}10{sup -8} cm{sup -3} to 10{sup -6} cm{sup -3}, about 10{sup -9}-10{sup -6} of the solar wind density, and, as well as the power-law spectrum, shows no correlation with solar wind proton density, velocity, or temperature. The density of superhalo electrons appears to show a solar-cycle variation at solar minimum, while the power-law spectral index {gamma} has no solar-cycle variation. These quiet-time superhalo electrons are present even in the absence of any solar activity-e.g., active regions, flares or microflares, type III radio bursts, etc.-suggesting that they may be accelerated by processes such as resonant wave-particle interactions in the interplanetary medium, or possibly by nonthermal processes related to the acceleration of the solar wind such as nanoflares, or by acceleration at the CIR forward shocks.

Wang, Linghua [Department of Geophysics, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China); Lin, Robert P.; Salem, Chadi; Pulupa, Marc; Larson, Davin E.; Luhmann, Janet G. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States); Yoon, Peter H., E-mail: wanglhwang@gmail.com [School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Relativistic mean-field models and nuclear matter constraints  

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This work presents a preliminary study of 147 relativistic mean-field (RMF) hadronic models used in the literature, regarding their behavior in the nuclear matter regime. We analyze here different kinds of such models, namely: (i) linear models, (ii) nonlinear {sigma}{sup 3}+{sigma}{sup 4} models, (iii) {sigma}{sup 3}+{sigma}{sup 4}+{omega}{sup 4} models, (iv) models containing mixing terms in the fields {sigma} and {omega}, (v) density dependent models, and (vi) point-coupling ones. In the finite range models, the attractive (repulsive) interaction is described in the Lagrangian density by the {sigma} ({omega}) field. The isospin dependence of the interaction is modeled by the {rho} meson field. We submit these sets of RMF models to eleven macroscopic (experimental and empirical) constraints, used in a recent study in which 240 Skyrme parametrizations were analyzed. Such constraints cover a wide range of properties related to symmetric nuclear matter (SNM), pure neutron matter (PNM), and both SNM and PNM.

Dutra, M.; Lourenco, O.; Carlson, B. V. [Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica-CTA, 12228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Delfino, A. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, 24210-150, Boa Viagem, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Menezes, D. P.; Avancini, S. S. [Departamento de Fisica, CFM, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, CP. 476, CEP 88.040-900, Florianopolis, SC (Brazil); Stone, J. R. [Oxford Physics, University of Oxford, OX1 3PU Oxford (United Kingdom) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States); Providencia, C. [Centro de Fisica Computacional, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, P-3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal); Typel, S. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Theorie, Planckstrasse 1,D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

431

Covariant phase space, constraints, gauge and the Peierls formula  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is well known that both the symplectic structure and the Poisson brackets of classical field theory can be constructed directly from the Lagrangian in a covariant way, without passing through the non-covariant canonical Hamiltonian formalism. This is true even in the presence of constraints and gauge symmetries. These constructions go under the names of the covariant phase space formalism and the Peierls bracket. We review both of them, paying more careful attention, than usual, to the precise mathematical hypotheses that they require, illustrating them in examples. Also an extensive historical overview of the development of these constructions is provided. The novel aspect of our presentation is a significant expansion and generalization of an elegant and quite recent argument by Forger & Romero showing the equivalence between the resulting symplectic and Poisson structures without passing through the canonical Hamiltonian formalism as an intermediary. We generalize it to cover theories with constraints and gauge symmetries and formulate precise sufficient conditions under which the argument holds. These conditions include a local condition on the equations of motion that we call hyperbolizability, and some global conditions of cohomological nature. The details of our presentation may shed some light on subtle questions related to the Poisson structure of gauge theories and their quantization.

Igor Khavkine

2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

432

Chapter 3 - Forest Landowner Goals, Objectives, and Constraints  

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Abstract The manner in which forests and natural resources are managed depends on the objectives, goals, and constraints or limitations of the person or entity controlling them. Since the 1990s, a large body of research has been developed to illustrate how one can develop a forest plan for a forest landowner, but the critical first step is to understand the forces that guide their actions. For example, a small nonindustrial private landowner may be interested in managing a forest for outdoor recreation or conservation purposes, whereas a large private company may be interested in managing a forest to maximize revenue or wood flows of various product classes. Public lands may be managed using a revenue generation objective, but plans for these may place a greater weight on maintaining a diverse forest structure to satisfy numerous constituents. In addition, many people in our society commonly think of public lands as strategic assets that should be managed sustainably across generations. Common constraints of all landowner groups include limits to budgets, capital, or knowledge sufficient to implement specific forestry and natural resource practices at desirable scales. Understanding the diverse management objectives of landowner groups and the limitations that they face in managing their natural resources is critical for successfully communicating and interacting with other natural resource professionals and the broader public.

Donald L. Grebner; Pete Bettinger; Jacek P. Siry

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Constraints on elastic parameters and implications for lithology on VTI media  

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Energy considerations provide constraints on elastic stiffnesses in media exhibiting transverse isotropy with a vertical axis of symmetry. If the anisotropy is due to thin layers, additional constraints hold. The constraints can be used to provide insight into the mechanisms causing the anisotropy, which in turn gives information about the lithology. These ideas are illustrated by some examples of anisotropic sedimentary rocks and sediments from the literature.

Berge, P.A.

1995-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

434

Constraints on dark energy models from radial baryon acoustic scale measurements  

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We use the radial baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) measurements of Gaztanaga et al. (2008) to constrain parameters of dark energy models. These constraints are comparable with constraints from other "non-radial" BAO data. The radial BAO data are consistent with the time-independent cosmological constant model but do not rule out time-varying dark energy. When we combine radial BAO and the Kowalski et al. (2008) Union type Ia supernova data we get very tight constraints on dark energy.

Lado Samushia; Bharat Ratra

2008-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

435

Constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy from heavy ion collisions  

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Constraints on the Equation of State for symmetric matter (equal neutron and proton numbers) have been extracted from energetic collisions of heavy ions over a range of energies. Collisions of neutron-deficient and neutron-rich heavy ions now provide initial constraints on the EoS of neutron-rich matter at sub-saturation densities from isospin diffusions and neutron proton ratios. This article reviews the experimental constraints on the density dependence of Symmetry Energy at sub-saturation density.

Tsang, M B; Coupland, D; Danielewicz, P; Famiano, F; Hodges, R; Kilburn, M; Lu, F; Lynch, W G; Winkelbauer, J; Youngs, M; Zhang, YingXun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Constraints on the density dependence of the symmetry energy from heavy ion collisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Constraints on the Equation of State for symmetric matter (equal neutron and proton numbers) have been extracted from energetic collisions of heavy ions over a range of energies. Collisions of neutron-deficient and neutron-rich heavy ions now provide initial constraints on the EoS of neutron-rich matter at sub-saturation densities from isospin diffusions and neutron proton ratios. This article reviews the experimental constraints on the density dependence of Symmetry Energy at sub-saturation density.

M. B. Tsang; Z. Chajecki; D. Coupland; P. Danielewicz; F. Famiano; R. Hodges; M. Kilburn; F. Lu; W. G. Lynch; J. Winkelbauer; M. Youngs; YingXun Zhang

2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

437

Performance Evaluations of Prototype Houses: Minimum 40% Residential Building Energy Savings Level Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh Liberty Street Project: April 2003--September 2004  

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Habitat for Humanity International (HfHI) is a nonprofit organization that engages volunteers and would-be homebuyers in programs that emphasize sweat-equity and self-help. Habitat is among the top-ten housing producers in the United States. In collaboration with the HfHI Department of Construction & Environmental Resources, Steven Winter Associates, Inc., (SWA) began working with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh (HfHGN) affiliate in Newburgh, New York, in April 2003. Since October 1999, HfHGN has acquired and renovated abandoned houses for an average cost of $45,000 per home. The affiliate serves area families living in overcrowded, substandard housing and spending 50% to 80% of their income on housing. In August 2003, HfHGN began their first new construction project, six row houses located on Liberty Street in Newburgh.

Guilbert, R.; Magee, A.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Minimum resource requirements and adjustments needed for specified levels of farm income on the Blackland soils of the Blackland area of Texas  

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of changes in factor 10/ J. R. Marti. n and J. H. Southern, Prelimina Data ? Blackland Oi'f-fazm Ad ustment Stud , Unpublished, une 19 l. 11/ Farm Costs and Returns, ~o . cit. , Revised, August 1963, prices will be on resource requirements and the ei... centered in 19/7 to 186 pounds per acre cen- tered in 195$. Since 1930, the producti. on per acre in the Southwest and U. S. has almost doubled. "The trend in crop production has been away from the row crops and toward the production of close...

Parekh, Jayanti Lal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

439

New physics effects in tree-level decays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We critically review the assumption that no new physics is acting in tree-level $B$-meson decays and study the consequences for the ultimate precision in the direct determination of the CKM angle $\\gamma$. In our exploratory study we find that sizable universal new physics contributions, $\\Delta C_{1,2}$, to the tree-level Wilson coefficients $C_{1,2}$ of the effective Hamiltonian describing weak decays of the $b$ quark are currently not excluded by experimental data. In particular we find that Im $\\Delta C_1 $ and Im $\\Delta C_2 $ can easily be of order $\\pm 10%$ without violating any constraints from data. Such a size of new physics effects in $C_1$ and $C_2$ corresponds to an intrinsic uncertainty in the CKM angle $\\gamma$ of the order of $|\\delta \\gamma| \\approx 4^\\circ$, which is slightly below the current experimental precision. The accuracy in the determination of $\\gamma$ can be improved by putting stronger constraints on the tree-level Wilson coefficients, in particular $C_1$. To this end we suggest ...

Brod, Joachim; Tetlalmatzi-Xolocotzi, Gilberto; Wiebusch, Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

High level nuclear waste  

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The DOE Division of Waste Products through a lead office at Savannah River is developing a program to immobilize all US high-level nuclear waste for terminal disposal. DOE high-level wastes include those at the Hanford Plant, the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, and the Savannah River Plant. Commercial high-level wastes, for which DOE is also developing immobilization technology, include those at the Nuclear Fuel Services Plant and any future commercial fuels reprocessing plants. The first immobilization plant is to be the Defense Waste Processing Facility at Savannah River, scheduled for 1983 project submission to Congress and 1989 operation. Waste forms are still being selected for this plant. Borosilicate glass is currently the reference form, but alternate candidates include concretes, calcines, other glasses, ceramics, and matrix forms.

Crandall, J L

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A Constraint between Noncommutative Parameters of Quantum Theories in Noncommutative Space  

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In two-dimensional noncommutive space for the case of both position - position and momentum - momentum noncommuting, a constraint between noncommutative parameters is investigated. The related topic of guaranteeing Bose - Einstein statistics in noncommutive space in the general case are elucidated: Bose - Einstein statistics is guaranteed by the deformed Heisenberg - Weyl algebra itself, independent of dynamics. A special character of a dynamical system is represented by a constraint between noncommutative parameters. The general feature of the constraint for any system is a direct proportionality between noncommutative parameters with a proportional coefficient depending on characteristic parameters of the system under study. The constraint for a harmonic oscillator is illustrated.

Jian-Zu Zhang

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

442

Haploid genomes illustrate epigenetic constraints and gene dosage effects in mammals  

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As part of the Epigenetics Chromatin conference thematic series, Anton Wutz and Martin Leeb discuss how haploid genomes illustrate epigenetic constraints and gene dosage effects in mammals.

Martin Leeb; Anton Wutz

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

443

E-Print Network 3.0 - active kinematic constraint Sample Search...  

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The 1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics May 2527, 2010, Lappeenranta, Finland Summary: the kinematic constraints) and depend thus on all the (passive...

444

Financial Constraints on Investment in an Emerging Market Crisis: An Empirical Investigation of Foreign Ownership  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Constraints and Corporate Investment,” Brookings Papers onStructure, Liquidity, and Investment: Evidence from JapaneseMarket Inperfections and Investment,” Jour- nal of Economic

Blalock, Garrick; Gertler, Paul J; Levine, David I. I.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

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

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Market pricing of thermoelectric raw materials and processing, cost of manufacture of devices and systems constraints on the viability of a mass market thermoelectric product are discussed

446

Perspectives on quantity-sensitivity and decomposed scalar constraints: A view from Hindi stress  

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24 6.2 WSP VS . P K P ROM . . . . . . . . . .P K P ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that the constraint, P K P ROM , often the driving force in

Buchanan, Kendra Nicole

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Classroom Assignment using Constraint Logic Programming Slim Abdennadher, Matthias Saft and Sebastian Will  

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Classroom Assignment using Constraint Logic Programming Slim Abdennadher, Matthias Saft fabdennad, saft, willsg@informatik.uni­muenchen.de Abstract The Classroom Assignment problem consists

Will, Sebastian

448

ENRAF gauge reference level calculations  

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This document describes the method for calculating reference levels for Enraf Series 854 Level Detectors as installed in the tank farms. The reference level calculation for each installed level gauge is contained herein.

Huber, J.H., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

449

Ultrasonic liquid level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.

Kotz, Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC); Hinz, William R. (Augusta, GA)

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

450

Liquid-level detector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Aliquid level sensor is described which has a pair of upright conductors spaced by an insulator defining a first high resistance path between the conductors. An electrically conductive path is interposed between the upright conductors at a discrete location at which liquid level is to be measured. It includes a liquid accessible gap of a dimension such that the electrical resistance across the conductor when the gap is filled with the liquid is detectably less than when the gap is emptied. The conductor might also be physically altered by temperature changes to serve also as an indicator of elevated temperature.

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1981-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

451

Designating Efficiency Levels for Product Categories | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

FEMP's guiding principles, FEMP collects and analyzes market data to identify and set a minimum energy efficiency requirement for federal acquisition that will differentiate...

452

Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities  

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

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

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Jasper Hasenkamp; Jörn Kersten

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

454

Solar System Constraints on f(G) Dark Energy  

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

Stephen C. Davis

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

455

Neural Modeling and Control of Diesel Engine with Pollution Constraints  

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Neutron star equations of state with optical potential constraint  

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

Antic, Sofija

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Neutron star equations of state with optical potential constraint  

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

Sofija Antic; Stefan Typel

2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

458

Dark Matter Constraints from a Cosmic Index of Refraction  

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

Gardner, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

New Constraint on Open Cold-Dark-Matter Models  

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We calculate the large-angle cross-correlation between the cosmic-microwave-background (CMB) temperature and the x-ray-background (XRB) intensity expected in an open Universe with cold dark matter (CDM) and a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of adiabatic density perturbations. Results are presented as a function of the nonrelativistic-matter density $\\Omega_0$ (in units of the critical density) and the x-ray bias $b_x$ (evaluated at a redshift $z\\simeq1$ in evolving-bias models) for both an open Universe and a flat cosmological-constant Universe. Recent experimental upper limits to the amplitude of this cross-correlation provide a new constraint to the $\\Omega_0$-$b_x$ parameter space that open-CDM models (and the open-inflation models that produce them) must satisfy.

Ali Kinkhabwala; Marc Kamionkowski

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

460

Irreversible Thermodynamics of the Universe: Constraints from Planck Data  

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The present work deals with irreversible Universal thermodynamics. The homogenous and isotropic flat model of the universe is chosen as open thermodynamical system and non-equilibrium thermodynamics comes into picture due to the mechanism of particle creation. For simplicity, entropy flow is considered only due to heat conduction. Further, due to Maxwell-Cattaneo modified Fourier law for non-equilibrium phenomenon, the temperature satisfies damped wave equation instead of heat conduction equation. Validity of generalized second law of thermodynamics (GSLT) has been investigated for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizon with cosmic substrutum as perfect fluid with constant or variable equation of state or interacting dark species. Finally, we have used three Planck data sets to constrain the thermal conductivity \\lambda and the coupling parameter b^2. These constraints must be satisfied in order for GSLT to hold for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizons.

Subhajit Saha; Atreyee Biswas; Subenoy Chakraborty

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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461

LHC constraints on gauge boson couplings to dark matter  

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Collider searches for energetic particles recoiling against missing transverse energy allow to place strong bounds on the interactions between dark matter (DM) and standard model particles. In this article we update and extend LHC constraints on effective dimension-7 operators involving DM and electroweak gauge bosons. A concise comparison of the sensitivity of the mono-photon, mono-W, mono-Z, mono-W/Z, invisible Higgs-boson decays in the vector boson fusion mode and the mono-jet channel is presented. Depending on the parameter choices, either the mono-photon or the mono-jet data provide the most stringent bounds at the moment. We furthermore explore the potential of improving the current 8 TeV limits at 14 TeV. Future strategies capable of disentangling the effects of the different effective operators involving electroweak gauge bosons are discussed as well.

Crivellin, Andreas; Hibbs, Anthony

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Mitigating wind-turbine induced avian mortality: Sensory, aerodynamic and cognitive constraints and options  

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Abstract Because of the fast rate of wind-energy development it will become a challenge to verify impacts on birdlife and construe ways to minimise these. Birds colliding with wind turbines are generally perceived as one of the major conflict issues for wind-energy development. Development of effective and practical measures to reduce bird mortality related to offshore and onshore wind energy is therefore paramount to avoid any delay in consenting processes. The expected efficacy of post-construction mitigation measures for wind-turbine induced avian mortality can be expected to be species-specific with regard to audible, optical and biomechanical constraints and options. Species-specific sensory faculties limit the ability to observe a wind turbine in a given circumstance. Their consequent cognitive perception may depend on the possibilities for associating wind turbines with risk, and discriminating these from other sources. Last but not least, perceived risks may only be evaded when their aerodynamic, locomotive physiology enables them to do so in due time. In order to be able to identify and construe functional mitigation measures these aspects need to be taken into account. Measures eliciting a series of intermittent strong stimuli that are variable in frequency may limit habituation effects; these should only be elicited specifically to mitigate imminent collision. Thus measures either adjusting turbine operation or warning/deterring birds approaching turbines are expected to be most functional. Warning signals may either be based on optical or audible stimuli; however, birds? hearing is inferior to humans while their visual acuity and temporal resolution is higher, but with great differences among species. Implementing effective mitigation measures could reduce the general level of conflicts with birdlife and thus enable both the development at new sites, at sites that have been declared having too high conflict levels, and utilise the wind resources better at specific sites without increasing the conflict levels.

R. May; O. Reitan; K. Bevanger; S.-H. Lorentsen; T. Nygård

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invasive interactions of Monomorium minimum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) infected with Thelohania solenopsae (Microsporida: Thelohaniidae)  

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does not cause the formation of a pustule and no medical reactions have been recorded in humans (Thompson 1990). Monomorium minimum workers are much smaller than RIFA workers; 1.5 mm in length versus 2-6 mm in length (Thompson 1990). The research... nests (f = 0.022) and enter RIFA nests (f = 0.031) of at least one RIFA colony size. There was no significant difference in the ability of M. minimum to tunnel (f = 0.193), enter the RIFA box (f = 0.228), and get within 2 cm of the RIFA nest (f = 0...

Keck, Molly Elizabeth

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

464

DOUBLE-DETONATION SUB-CHANDRASEKHAR SUPERNOVAE: SYNTHETIC OBSERVABLES FOR MINIMUM HELIUM SHELL MASS MODELS  

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In the double-detonation scenario for Type Ia supernovae, it is suggested that a detonation initiates in a shell of helium-rich material accreted from a companion star by a sub-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf. This shell detonation drives a shock front into the carbon-oxygen white dwarf that triggers a secondary detonation in the core. The core detonation results in a complete disruption of the white dwarf. Earlier studies concluded that this scenario has difficulties in accounting for the observed properties of Type Ia supernovae since the explosion ejecta are surrounded by the products of explosive helium burning in the shell. Recently, however, it was proposed that detonations might be possible for much less massive helium shells than previously assumed (Bildsten et al.). Moreover, it was shown that even detonations of these minimum helium shell masses robustly trigger detonations of the carbon-oxygen core (Fink et al.). Therefore, it is possible that the impact of the helium layer on observables is less than previously thought. Here, we present time-dependent multi-wavelength radiative transfer calculations for models with minimum helium shell mass and derive synthetic observables for both the optical and {gamma}-ray spectral regions. These differ strongly from those found in earlier simulations of sub-Chandrasekhar-mass explosions in which more massive helium shells were considered. Our models predict light curves that cover both the range of brightnesses and the rise and decline times of observed Type Ia supernovae. However, their colors and spectra do not match the observations. In particular, their B - V colors are generally too red. We show that this discrepancy is mainly due to the composition of the burning products of the helium shell of the Fink et al. models which contain significant amounts of titanium and chromium. Using a toy model, we also show that the burning products of the helium shell depend crucially on its initial composition. This leads us to conclude that good agreement between sub-Chandrasekhar-mass explosions and observed Type Ia supernovae may still be feasible but further study of the shell properties is required.

Kromer, M.; Sim, S. A.; Fink, M.; Roepke, F. K.; Seitenzahl, I. R.; Hillebrandt, W., E-mail: mkromer@mpa-garching.mpg.d [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

465

Global fits of the cMSSM and NUHM including the LHC Higgs discovery and new XENON100 constraints  

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We present global fits of the constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (cMSSM) and the Non-Universal Higgs Model (NUHM), including the most recent CMS constraint on the Higgs boson mass, 5.8 fb{sup ?1} integrated luminosity null Supersymmetry searches by ATLAS, the new LHCb measurement of BR( B-bar {sub s} ? ?{sup +}?{sup ?}) and the 7-year WMAP dark matter relic abundance determination. We include the latest dark matter constraints from the XENON100 experiment, marginalising over astrophysical and particle physics uncertainties. We present Bayesian posterior and profile likelihood maps of the highest resolution available today, obtained from up to 350M points. We find that the new constraint on the Higgs boson mass has a dramatic impact, ruling out large regions of previously favoured cMSSM and NUHM parameter space. In the cMSSM, light sparticles and predominantly gaugino-like dark matter with a mass of a few hundred GeV are favoured. The NUHM exhibits a strong preference for heavier sparticle masses and a Higgsino-like neutralino with a mass of 1 TeV. The future ton-scale XENON1T direct detection experiment will probe large portions of the currently favoured cMSSM and NUHM parameter space. The LHC operating at 14 TeV collision energy will explore the favoured regions in the cMSSM, while most of the regions favoured in the NUHM will remain inaccessible. Our best-fit points achieve a satisfactory quality-of-fit, with p-values ranging from 0.21 to 0.35, so that none of the two models studied can be presently excluded at any meaningful significance level.

Strege, C.; Trotta, R. [Astrophysics Group, and Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Bertone, G. [GRAPPA Institute, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1090 GL Amsterdam (Netherlands); Feroz, F. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J.J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Fornasa, M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, University Park NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Austri, R. Ruiz de, E-mail: charlotte.strege09@imperial.ac.uk, E-mail: gf.bertone@gmail.com, E-mail: f.feroz@mrao.cam.ac.uk, E-mail: fornasam@gmail.com, E-mail: rruiz@ific.uv.es, E-mail: r.trotta@imperial.ac.uk [Instituto de Física Corpuscular, IFIC-UV/CSIC, Valencia (Spain)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Designing a minimum-functionality neutron and gamma measurement instrument with a focus on authentication  

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During the design and construction of the Next-Generation Attribute-Measurement System, which included a largely commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), nondestructive assay (NDA) system, we realized that commercial NDA equipment tends to include numerous features that are not required for an attribute-measurement system. Authentication of the hardware, firmware, and software in these instruments is still required, even for those features not used in this application. However, such a process adds to the complexity, cost, and time required for authentication. To avoid these added authenticat ion difficulties, we began to design NDA systems capable of performing neutron multiplicity and gamma-ray spectrometry measurements by using simplified hardware and software that avoids unused features and complexity. This paper discusses one possible approach to this design: A hardware-centric system that attempts to perform signal analysis as much as possible in the hardware. Simpler processors and minimal firmware are used because computational requirements are kept to a bare minimum. By hard-coding the majority of the device's operational parameters, we could cull large sections of flexible, configurable hardware and software found in COTS instruments, thus yielding a functional core that is more straightforward to authenticate.

Karpius, Peter J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Richard B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Minimum Analytical Chemistry Requirements for Pit Manufacturing at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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Analytical chemistry is one of several capabilities necessary for executing the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Analytical chemistry capabilities reside in the Chemistry Metallurgy Research (CMR) Facility and Plutonium Facility (TA-55). These analytical capabilities support plutonium recovery operations, plutonium metallurgy, and waste management. Analytical chemistry capabilities at both nuclear facilities are currently being configured to support pit manufacturing. This document summarizes the minimum analytical chemistry capabilities required to sustain pit manufacturing at LANL. By the year 2004, approximately $16 million will be required to procure analytical instrumentation to support pit manufacturing. In addition, $8.5 million will be required to procure glovebox enclosures. An estimated 50% increase in costs has been included for installation of analytical instruments and glovebox enclosures. However, no general and administrative (G and A) taxes have been included. If an additional 42.5/0 G and A tax were to be incurred, approximately $35 million would be required over the next five years to prepare analytical chemistry to support a 50-pit-per-year manufacturing capability by the year 2004.

Moy, Ming M.; Leasure, Craig S.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

A comparative assessment of Brazilian electric motors performance with minimum efficiency standards  

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Abstract The industrial electric motor is the most important load, considering its large number and associated energy consumption, being responsible for approximately 68% of the industrial energy consumption and 35% of the total electrical energy consumption in Brazil. This country, like others, is seeking to establish a regulation on the minimum efficiency index for electric motor equipment. This paper aims to present an overview of the installed park of industrial motors in Brazil and to evaluate the possible effects of such regulation. For this purpose, the measurement results obtained in the 2000–2012 period were used, which were extracted from the approximately 276 three-phase induction motors that had been sold and were being used in the Brazilian market, with a rated power in a large range from under 1 hp to over 150 hp. The analysis of the measurement results provided an overview of the average behavior of the induction motors in industry while considering energy efficiency and allowing estimates and proposals aiming at the improvement of the use of electrical energy.

Ildo L. Sauer; Hédio Tatizawa; Francisco A.M. Salotti; Sonia S. Mercedes

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Experimental beta limit in an average minimum-B tandem mirror  

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High density (non-thermal-barrier) operation in the Tandem Mirror Experiment Upgrade (TMX-U) is found to be restricted by a stability limit. This limit is observed in the ratio of the neutral beam sustained central cell beta ?c to the hot ion beta ?ih in the minimum-B anchor cells at both ends of the central cell, qualitatively consistent with a flute interchange stability limit. The ratio is ?c/?ih = 5, over the range of 0.03 ? ?c ? 0.22, with no apparent reduction due to ballooning at high ?c. This is a factor of six below the standard magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) m = 1 stability theory prediction of ?c/?ih = 33 at ?c ? 0.1, where ballooning corrections to flute modes are small. The discrepancy could be due to approximations in the theory; however, experimental data indicate that the stability limit is due to drift wave turbulence or to large-m MHD flute or ballooning modes. The experimental beta limit is nearly independent of the hot electron beta in the anchor cells, which is compatible with theoretical predictions that the hot electron beta will decouple from MHD activity.

A.W. Molvik; T.A. Casper; A.H. Futch

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Can minimum-bias distributions on transverse energy test hadron production models?  

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A recent study reports measurements of transverse-energy $E_t$ distributions at mid-rapidity for several high-energy nuclear collision systems. The $E_t$ data are analyzed in the context of constituent-quark (CQ) participants estimated with a Glauber-model simulation. The study concludes that systematic variations of hadron and $E_t$ yields previously interpreted in terms of a two-component soft+hard model (TCM) of hadron production including a dijet (hard) contribution are actually the result of CQ participant trends with only soft production. It is claimed that deviations from linear scaling with the number of nucleon participants of hadron yields vs A-A centrality do not actually arise from dijet production as previously assumed. In the present study we examine the new $E_t$ data in the context of the TCM and compare those results with previous differential spectrum and minimum-bias correlation analysis. We present substantial evidence supporting a significant dijet contribution to all high-energy nuclear collisions consistent with the TCM and conclude that the $E_t$ data, given their systematic uncertainties, fail to support claimed CQ model interpretations.

Thomas A. Trainor

2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

471

The Minimum Mass for Opacity-Limited Fragmentation in Turbulent Cloud Cores  

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We present a new analysis of the minimum mass for star formation, based on opacity-limited fragmentation. Our analysis differs from the standard one, which considers hierarchical fragmentation of a 3-D medium, and yields $M_{_{\\rm MIN}} \\sim 0.007 {\\rm to} 0.010 M_\\odot$ for Population I star formation. Instead we analyse the more realistic situation in which there is one-shot fragmentation of a shock-compressed layer, of the sort which arises in turbulent star-forming clouds. In this situation, $M_{_{\\rm MIN}}$ can be smaller than $0.003 M_\\odot$. Our analysis is more stringent than the standard one in that (a) it requires fragments to have condensation timescales shorter than all competing mass scales, and (b) it takes into acount that a fragment grows by accretion whilst it is condensing out, and has to radiate away the energy dissipated in the associated accretion shock. It also accords with the recent detection, in young star clusters, of free-floating star-like objects having masses as low as $0.003 {\\rm M}_\\odot$.

D. F. A. Boyd; A. P. Whitworth

2004-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

472

A distributed Approach for Access and Visibility Task under Ergonomic Constraints with a Manikin  

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A distributed Approach for Access and Visibility Task under Ergonomic Constraints with a Manikin, to assess an efficient path planner for a manikin for access and visibility task under ergonomic constraints a way to explore areas such as maintenance or ergonomics of the product that were traditionally ignored

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

473

Scheduling Job Families on Non-Identical Parallel Machines under Run-To-Run Control Constraints  

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1 Scheduling Job Families on Non-Identical Parallel Machines under Run-To-Run Control Constraints A}@emse.fr Keywords: Scheduling, Parallel Machines, Advanced Process Control, Time Constraint, Integer Linear), Run to Run control (R2R), and more recently Virtual Metrology (VM). Scheduling and APC are usually

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

474

CP(Graph): Introducing a Graph Computation Domain in Constraint Programming  

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CP(Graph): Introducing a Graph Computation Domain in Constraint Programming Gregoire Dooms, Yves constraint programming by introducing CP(Graph), a new computation domain focused on graphs including a new and its associated propagator are sketched. CP(Graph) is in- tegrated with finite domain and finite sets

Deville, Yves

475

SYNTHESIS OF SUPERVISED CONTROLLER BASED ON BOOLEAN CONSTRAINTS AND BOOLEAN AUTOMATA  

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SYNTHESIS OF SUPERVISED CONTROLLER BASED ON BOOLEAN CONSTRAINTS AND BOOLEAN AUTOMATA P. Marangé, A to synthesis controllers, an essential step is the modelling of both plant and constraints. However, this step of the Kumar algorithm synthesis adequated to these new modelling. To conclude, we show that our synthesis

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

476

CONSTRAINTS ON LASER-DRIVEN ACCELERATORS FOR A HIGH-ENERGY LINEAR COLLIDER*  

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CONSTRAINTS ON LASER-DRIVEN ACCELERATORS FOR A HIGH-ENERGY LINEAR COLLIDER* J.S. Wurtele and AV on 1 TeV) are applied to free-space laser and laser/plasma accelerators. It is shown that the requirements impose very severe constraints upon the new accelerators-- so severe, that it seems unlikely

Wurtele, Jonathan

477

Recovery of Low Rank Matrices Under Affine Constraints via a Smoothed Rank Function  

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1 Recovery of Low Rank Matrices Under Affine Constraints via a Smoothed Rank Function Mohammadreza Jutten, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In this paper, the problem of matrix rank mini- mization under affine constraints is addressed. The state-of-the- art algorithms can recover matrices with a rank much less than

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

478

Video Description Length Guided Constant Quality Video Coding with Bitrate Constraint  

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Video Description Length Guided Constant Quality Video Coding with Bitrate Constraint Lei Yang propose a new video encoding strategy -- Video description length guided Constant Quality video coding with Bitrate Constraint (V-CQBC), for large scale video transcoding systems of video charing websites

Tomkins, Andrew

479

Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment costs  

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Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment existing coal power plants to gas and renewable power under a carbon budget. It solves a model of polluting, exhaustible resources with capacity constraints and adjustment costs (to build coal, gas, and renewable power

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

480

WORKING PAPER N 2008 -26 Credit constraints and the cyclicality of R&D investment  

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WORKING PAPER N° 2008 - 26 Credit constraints and the cyclicality of R&D investment: Evidence from SUP�RIEURE halshs-00586744,version1-18Apr2011 #12;Credit Constraints and the Cyclicality of R&D Investment main results can be summarized as follows: (i) the share of R&D investment over total investment

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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481

Handling Constraints In Robust Multi-Objective Optimization Himanshu Gupta and Kalyanmoy Deb  

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pragmatic and the procedure is now ready to be applied to real-world problems. 1 Introduction Research-objective optimization procedure remains incomplete. In this paper, we present a constraint-handling scheme. We inheritHandling Constraints In Robust Multi-Objective Optimization Himanshu Gupta and Kalyanmoy Deb Kanpur

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

482

Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification and Analysis  

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Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification and Analysis in Software Testing, Verifi- cation and Analysis (CSTVA'06), a workshop of the twelfth International interest in the application of constraint solving techniques to the field of testing and analysis

483

Solving Constraints on the Invisible Bits of the Intermediate Result for Floating-Point Verification  

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Solving Constraints on the Invisible Bits of the Intermediate Result for Floating as the invisible bits. We deal with corner cases that can only be defined via constraints on the intermediate on the invisible bits and the sticky bit, find two inputs for the operation that yield an intermediate result

California at Davis, University of

484

Magma genesis and crustal spreading in the northern neovolcanic zone of Iceland: telluric-magnetotelluric constraints  

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......Constraints on temperature beneath Iceland...Symposium on the Development and Use of Geothermal...in the eastern Snake River Plain - Yellowstone...Constraints on temperature beneath Iceland...Symposium on the Development and Use of Geothermal...45,l-16. temperature, J. Geophys......

R. E. Thayer; A. Bjornsson; L. Alvarez; J. F. Hermance

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Capacity Constraints Across Nests in Assortment Optimization Under the Nested Logit Model  

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Capacity Constraints Across Nests in Assortment Optimization Under the Nested Logit Model Jacob B Abstract We consider assortment optimization problems when customers choose according to the nested logit in all nests. When each product consumes one unit of capacity, our capacity constraint limits

Topaloglu, Huseyin

486

Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS Constraints  

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Analysis of Energy Efficiency in Fading Channels under QoS Constraints Deli Qiao, Mustafa Cenk delay constraints, is considered. Spectral efficiency­bit energy tradeoff is analyzed in the low efficiency and energy efficiency are impor- tant considerations. Especially in mobile applications, energy

Gursoy, Mustafa Cenk

487

Control of a Bicycle Using Virtual Holonomic Constraints Luca Consolini, Manfredi Maggiore  

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Control of a Bicycle Using Virtual Holonomic Constraints Luca Consolini, Manfredi Maggiore Abstract-- The problem of making a bicycle trace a strictly convex Jordan curve with bounded roll angle and bounded speed of the bicycle as a function of its position along the curve. It is shown that virtual holonomic constraints can

Maggiore, Manfredi

488

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

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

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum Energy for the four-product Kaibel-column Ivar J. Halvorsen, SINTEF, Norway and Sigurd Skogestad, NTNU, Norway  

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Minimum Energy for the four-product Kaibel-column Ivar J. Halvorsen, SINTEF, Norway and Sigurd Skogestad, NTNU, Norway AIChE Annual meeting 2006, paper 216d 1. Introduction For a four-component feed that an analytic minimal energy expression for the Kaibel-arrangement is straightforward to deduce based

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In 2006 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). SPARSE FORWARD-BACKWARD USING MINIMUM DIVERGENCE BEAMS FOR  

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FORWARD-BACKWARD USING MINIMUM DIVERGENCE BEAMS FOR FAST TRAINING OF CONDITIONAL RANDOM FIELDS Chris Pal, however, training can be expensive, because it often requires many iterations of forward-backward. Beam-backward, standard beam heuristics can be danger- ous, as they can make training unstable. We introduce sparse

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Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen minimum zone (7001100 m)  

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Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen increased animal activity associated with increasing bottom-water oxygen concentration. We examined faunal community responses to oxygen and organic matter gradients across the lower oxygen minimum zone (OMZ

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A Constraint on the Distance Scale to Cosmological Gamma-Ray Bursts  

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If ?-ray bursts are cosmological in origin, the sources are expected to trace the large-scale structure of luminous matter in the universe. I use a new likelihood method that compares the counts-in-cells distribution of ?-ray bursts in the BATSE 3B catalog with that expected from the known large-scale structure of the universe, in order to place a constraint on the distance scale to cosmological bursts. I find, at the 95% confidence level, that the comoving distance to the "edge" of the burst distribution is greater than 630 h-1 Mpc (z > 0.25), and that the nearest burst is farther than 40 h-1 Mpc. The median distance to the nearest burst is 170 h-1 Mpc, implying that the total energy released in ?-rays during a burst event is of order 3 ? 1051 h-2 ergs. None of the bursts that have been observed by BATSE are in nearby galaxies, nor is a signature from the Coma Cluster or the "Great Wall" likely to be seen in the data at present.

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Resource constraints in a hydrogen economy based on renewable energy sources: An exploration  

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In order to tackle climate change, a transition to a renewable based energy system is crucial. A renewable based hydrogen economy is one of the possible implementations of such a system. The world receives ample energy from the sun that can be harvested by PV solar cells and, indirectly, by wind turbines. In order to use the most optimal locations for collecting and concentrating energy from these diffuse sources, a long distance transmission network is needed. Mature and semi-mature technologies are available for all parts of the system: from collection to transmission to end-use. In an early stage of development, when new technologies have to win market share from the existing energy system, their development is driven almost exclusively by the reduction of costs per J delivered. However, if a technology should be able to deliver tens to hundreds of EJ, resource constraints can become show stoppers. Many of the newest, most cost-efficient, energy technologies make use of scarce resources and, although they may play an important role in the transition process, they can not be scaled up the level we need for a complete transition. In most cases however other technologies are available that use more abundant materials, be it often at a cost of efficiency. The issue is not only with scarce resources. The sheer size of the energy transition will also challenge the industrial capacity for the mining and production of bulk materials like steel and copper.

Rene Kleijn; Ester van der Voet

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Marine biodiversity in the Caribbean UK overseas territories: Perceived threats and constraints to environmental management  

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Islands are often considered to be a priority for conservation, because of their relatively high levels of biodiversity and their vulnerability to a range of natural and anthropogenic threats. However, the capacity of islands to conserve and manage biodiversity may depend upon their governance structures. Many island states are affiliated to other countries through an ‘overseas territory’ status, which may provide them with access to resources and support mechanisms, but which may also influence the capacity for local-scale management of environmental issues. The United Kingdom has 12 island Overseas Territories (UKOTs), most of which support biodiversity of high conservation concern. This study investigates perceptions of current and future threats to marine ecosystems and constraints to environmental protection on the six Caribbean UKOTs, through semi-structured interviews with officials from UK and UKOT government departments and non-governmental organisations. Coastal development, pollution and over-fishing were perceived as threats of most concern for the next decade, but climate change was perceived as by far the greatest future threat to the islands' marine ecosystems. However, a series of common institutional limitations that currently constrain mitigation and conservation efforts were also identified, including insufficient personnel and financial support, a lack of long-term, sustainable projects for persistent environmental problems and inadequate environmental legislation. These findings highlight the need for regional cooperation and capacity-building throughout the Caribbean and a more concerted approach to an UKOT environmental management by the UK and UKOTs' governments.

J. Forster; I.R. Lake; A.R. Watkinson; J.A. Gill

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Sustainability constraints in techno-economic analysis of general lighting retrofits  

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Abstract Several governmental programs seek the adoption of measures to promote energy efficiency through the substitution of old incadescent light bulbs by \\{CFLs\\} (compact fluorescent lamps). However, fluorescent lamps emit UV, pollute the environment with mercury and rare earths if disposed recklessly. These also present higher performance degradation levels, lower efficiency and shorter lifespans if compared to \\{LEDs\\} (light emitting diodes), which require higher initial investment. We advocate that retrofits shall have a broader scope, pursuing beyond the achievement of short term efficiency and profitability, but the long term sustainability. Thus, selecting which technology to use in a retrofit requires thorough feasibility study comparing alternatives. We propose a framework using equivalent annual costs (EAC) as a metric for comparing substitute technologies in lighting retrofits, considering sustainability constraints as reverse logistics, waste management, performance degradation, lifespan, luminous efficiency and energy prices. The results of a simulated general lighting retrofit comparing LED tubes, \\{CFLs\\} and fluorescent tubulars demonstrate CFL as the highest annual cost and toxic waste disposal in most scenarios, fluorescent tubular as the most economic alternative, but if their lifespans shorten, LED prices drop or achieve higher efficiency LED becomes the most sustainable and economically attractive alternative.

Fabrício P. Vahl; Lucila M.S. Campos; Nelson Casarotto Filho

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Next generation Higgs bosons: Theory, constraints, and discovery prospects at the Large Hadron Collider  

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Particle physics model building within the context of string theory suggests that further copies of the Higgs boson sector may be expected. Concerns regarding tree-level flavor-changing neutral currents are easiest to allay if little or no couplings of next generation Higgs bosons to standard model fermions are allowed. We detail the resulting general Higgs potential and mass spectroscopy in both a standard model extension and a supersymmetric extension. We present the important experimental constraints from meson-meson mixing, loop-induced b?s? decays, and LEP2 direct production limits. We investigate the energy range of the valid perturbation theory of these ideas. In the supersymmetric context we present a class of examples that marginally aids the fine-tuning problem for parameter space where the lightest Higgs boson mass is greater than the standard model limit of 114 GeV. Finally, we study collider physics signatures generic to next generation Higgs bosons, with special emphasis on Ah?hhZ?4b+2l signal events, and describe the capability of discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.

Rick S. Gupta and James D. Wells

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The impact of environmental constraints on productivity improvement and energy efficiency in integrated paper and steel plants  

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This paper presents a methodology and results for assessing the impact of production and energy efficiency, environmental regulation, and abatement capital expenditure constraints (e.g. capital rationing) on the productivity of energy and pollution intensive sectors. Energy is treated like any other production input when examining evidence of inefficiency. We find that capital rationing and environmental regulations do contribute to productivity and energy efficiency losses, but do not explain all of the production and energy inefficiencies observed in the paper industry. A summary of the energy source of production inefficiency found in the paper industry, is presented.. Each source is derived as the incremental contribution., i.e. the first is constraints on capital, the second in environmental regulation not accounted for by the first, and the final component is production inefficiency that is not accounted for my any of the- environmental analysis. While the methods are very data intensive, they reveal much more that analysis of aggregate data, 1835 since the only plant level data can provide the estimates of inefficiency that this methodology employs.

Boyd, G.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.; McClelland, J. [Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Economics

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Refining Estimates of Polar Ice Volumes during the MIS11 Interglacial Using Sea Level Records from South Africa  

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Peak eustatic sea level (ESL), or minimum ice volume, during the protracted marine isotope stage 11 (MIS11) interglacial at ~420 ka remains a matter of contention. A recent study of high-stand markers of MIS11 age from the tectonically stable ...

Florence Chen; Sarah Friedman; Charles G. Gertler; James Looney; Nizhoni O’Connell; Katie Sierks; Jerry X. Mitrovica

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A critical concern for embedded sys-tems is the need to deliver high levels of per-  

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- parison of standard configurations of Nokia 232 and Ericsson T68 phones). At the same time, mobile phones voltage scaling (DVS).1 Lowering clock frequency to the minimum required level exploits periods of low proces- sor utilization and allows a corresponding reduction in supply voltage. Because dynam- ic energy

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Stability of the tree-level vacuum in two Higgs doublet models against charge or CP spontaneous violation  

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We show that in two Higgs doublet models at tree-level the potential minimum preserving electric charge and CP symmetries, when it exists, is the global one. Furthermore, we derived a very simple condition, involving only the coefficients of the quartic terms of the potential, that guarantees spontaneous CP breaking.

P. M. Ferreira; R. Santos; A. Barroso

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