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Design and analysis of modern three-phase AC/AC power converters for AC drives and utility interface  

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Significant advances in modern ac/ac power converter technologies and demands of industries have reached beyond standard ac/ac power converters with voltage-source inverters fed from diode rectifiers. Power electronics converters have been matured to stages toward compact realization, increased high-power handling capability, and improving utility interface. Modern ac/ac power converter topologies with various control strategies have been introduced for the further improvements, such as matrix converters, current-fed converters, PWM rectifiers, and active power filters. In this dissertation, several new converter topologies are proposed in conjunction with developed control schemes based on the modern ac/ac converters which enhance performance and solve the drawbacks of conventional converters. In this study, a new fault-tolerant PWM strategy is first proposed for matrix converters. The added fault-tolerant scheme would strengthen the matrix converter technology for aerospace and military applications. A modulation strategy is developed to reshape output currents for continuous operation, against fault occurrence in matrix converter drives. This study designs a hybrid, high-performance ac/ac power converter for high power applications, based on a high-power load commutated inverter and a mediumpower voltage source inverter. Natural commutation of the load commutated inverter is actively controlled by the voltage source inverter. In addition, the developed hybrid system ensures sinusoidal output current/voltage waveforms and fast dynamic response in high power areas. A new topology and control scheme for a six-step current source inverter is proposed. The proposed topology utilizes a small voltage source inverter, to turn off main thyristor switches, transfer reactive load energy, and limit peak voltages across loads. The proposed topology maximizes benefits of the constituent converters: highpower handling capability of large thyristor-based current source inverters as well as fast and easy control of small voltage source inverters. This study analyzes, compares, and evaluates two topologies for unity power factor and multiple ac/ac power conversions. Theoretical analyses and comparisons of the two topologies, grounded on mathematical approaches, are presented from the standpoint of converter kVA ratings, dc-link voltage requirements, switch ratings, semiconductor losses, and reactive component sizes. Analysis, simulation, and experimental results are detailed for each proposed topology.

Kwak, Sangshin

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewing Modernism  

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buildings. Second, as architects retool for sustainabilitytech- nology. Modern architects and builders were famouslyChallenges Quinn Evans Architects’ restoration of Wright’s

Elefante, Carl

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CBM modernization  

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As part of its periodic reviews of the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile modernization effort, GAO evaluated the current and planned land-based ICBM force structure. During GAO's review, the Secretary of Defense announced that the 50 Peacekeeper missile force will be moved from the silos at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, to rail garrisons at various Air Force installations. This report discusses how the announcement provides an opportunity for the Air Force to revise its missile launch car acquisition schedule and to consider more fully operational test and evaluation results before deciding to begin initial and full production of the system.

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1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel user interface technologies and conversational user interfaces for information appliances  

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The metaphor of a 'desktop' as a user interface was useful for the migration from mainframe applications to personal computers. But it must be re-evaluated when thinking about new concepts and implementations of user interfaces for modern working and ... Keywords: agents, delegation, mobile appliances, multimodality, peripheral perception, user interface, user-interface agent

Norbert Gerfelder; Ulrike Spierling; Wolfgang Müller

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IT Modernization Strategy  

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This white paper frames a Department of Energy (DOE) strategy for modernizing our Federal information technology (IT) as one of the foundations for management and operational excellence.  It...

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Second international workshop on organic user interfaces  

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Advances in display, sensor and actuator technology are changing the field of TEI, and opening new research areas. While modern interfaces have been designed for traditional planar and static display devices, next-generation UI allow digital objects ... Keywords: flexible displays, organic user interfaces, tangibles

Audrey Girouard; Roel Vertegaal; Ivan Poupyrev

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New User Interface Capabilities for Control Systems  

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Latest technologies promise new control system User Interface (UI) features and greater interoperability of applications. New developments using Java and Eclipse aim to unify diverse control systems and make communication between applications seamless. Web based user interfaces can improve portability and remote access. Modern programming tools improve efficiency, support testing and facilitate shared code. This paper will discuss new developments aimed at improving control system interfaces and their development environment.

Kasemir, Kay [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics in Modern Physics Sampler  

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Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book Sampler Ed Home - Sampler Index Download the revised Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book. This volume contains some but...

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Modern supernova search  

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Supernovae play a critical role in observational cosmology as well as in astrophysics of stars and galaxies. Recent era has seen dramatic progress in the research of supernovae. Several programs to search systematically supernovae in nearby to distant galaxies have been very successful. Recent progresses in the modern supernova search are reviewed.

Myung Gyoon Lee

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine Overspeed Trip Modernization  

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This report provides guidance for power plant engineers contemplating modernization of their main turbine overspeed trip systems. When a large power plant turbine suddenly loses its output shaft loading due to a generator or power grid problem, the steam flow driving the turbine must be cut off very quickly to prevent an overspeed event. The overspeed trip system protects personnel and plant systems by preventing missiles that can result when turbines disintegrate at higher than normal rotational speeds....

2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiprocessor interface  

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The author describes a hardware link between two microprocessor systems, each of which can be regarded as a peripheral of the other. The link uses two MC 68230 PI/T-parallel interface/timer-chips, one at each processor. Each PI/T interfaces to the high-speed bus signals coming from its processor, and to a shared TTL sequencer. The sequencer controls the transfer of data over a bidirectional data bus between the two PI/Ts, at a data rate optimized to the individual application. This interface is designed to allow the programmer a choice of data transfer control methods: software polling of a status register, either of two different interrupt request protocols, or DMA requests.

Eckert, K.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern generator protection systems  

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The special problems of the protection of generating stations with large machines connected to large integrated networks are presented. The coordination between the protective relays and tripping functions and the reliability of the protection scheme are important considerations in modern plants. Primary and backup protective functions, the applications, and their divisions into fault detection and ''fault prevention'' categories are considered. Testing and maintenance of the generator protection system including automatic calibration testing equipment is also discussed. The concept of the generator protection as a completely coordinated system and its realization with solid state protective relays is also presented. 9 refs.

Pencinger, C.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IT Modernization Strategy | Department of Energy  

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IT Modernization Strategy IT Modernization Strategy This white paper frames a Department of Energy (DOE) strategy for modernizing our Federal information technology (IT) as one of...

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Why sequence modern freshwater microbialites?  

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Breitbart Principal Investigators: Mya Breitbart, University of South Florida Program: CSP 2010 Home > Sequencing >Why sequence modern freshwater microbialites? UC logo DOE logo...

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Buried Interface  

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H. Ohldag, J. Lüning and J. Stöhr H. Ohldag, J. Lüning and J. Stöhr Computer hard drives and other advanced electronic devices depend on layered stacks of magnetic and non-magnetic materials, but researchers don't fully understand why such layered materials exhibit new properties that cannot be predicted from the properties of the individual layers. In a recent publication a team working at SSRL and the ALS describes new methods, based on x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray microscopy, that reveal the magnetic structures at the boundaries between these layers. Their data show that the boundaries are not as clean as previously assumed but a new ultrathin interface layer may be formed by a chemical reaction. The thickness of the interfacial layer is found to change with temperature and this change can be directly correlated with the magnetic properties of the multilayer stack. The work provides the first magnetic images of a buried interface and gives direct experimental evidence for the existence and long-assumed importance of interfacial magnetic spins.

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Modern Methods for Lipid Analysis...  

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Modern Methods describes previous work that helped established the foundation of the field, while also demonstrating new data that is quickly defining a new level of “state-of-the-art.” Modern Methods for Lipid Analysis... Methods and Analyses Hardback B

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Technology in an Alternative Modernity.  

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??This essay tries to defend a general embracing-controlling-stance on modern technology on the basis of the analysis of technology and a synthesized theory about the… (more)

Lu, Yanfeng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface control of bulk ferroelectric polarization  

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The control of material interfaces at the atomic level has led to no- vel interfacial properties and functionalities. In particular, the study of polar discontinuities at interfaces between complex oxides lies at the frontier of modern condensed matter research. Here we em- ploy a combination of experimental measurements and theoretical calculations to demonstrate the control of a bulk property, namely ferroelectric polarization, of a heteroepitaxial bilayer by precise atomic-scale interface engineering. More specifically, the control is achieved by exploiting the interfacial valence mismatch to influence the electrostatic potential step across the interface, which manifests itself as the biased-voltage in ferroelectric hysteresis loops and determines the ferroelectric state. A broad study of diverse systems comprising different ferroelectrics and conducting perovskite un- derlayers extends the generality of this phenomenon.

Yu, P [University of California, Berkeley; Luo, Weidong [ORNL; Yi, D. [University of California, Berkeley; Zhang, J.-X. [University of California, Berkeley; Rossell, M.D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Yang, C.-H. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; You, L. [University of California, Berkeley; Singh-Bhalla, G. B. [University of California, Berkeley & LBNL; Yang, S.Y [University of California, Berkeley; He, Q [University of California, Berkeley; Ramasse, Q. M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Erni, R. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Martin, L. W. [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Chu, Y. H. [University of California, Berkeley; Pantelides, Sokrates T [ORNL; Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL; Ramesh, R. [University of California, Berkeley

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modernization Project Office, Facilities & Operations Directorate...  

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Welcome to the... Modernization Project Office The Modernization Project Office (MPO) is responsible for engineering, design, cost estimating, scheduling, and project controls,...

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Web Browser Interface (WBUI)  

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ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Documentation User Manual Web Browser Interface (WBUI) Web Service Interface (API) FAQ Design Specifications...

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NETL: Water - Energy Interface  

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Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Water - Energy Interface Innovations for Existing Plants Water - Energy Interface Previous Next...

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Network technology for depot modernization  

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This report was prepared by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory to summarize existing and emerging information system technology and standards applicable to Depot System Command (DESCOM) modernization efforts. The intent of this summarization is to provide the Revitalization of Army Depots for the Year 2000 (READY 2000) team a clear understanding of the enabling information system technologies required to support effective modernization activities. Much of the information contained in this report was acquired during the last year in support of the US Army Armament, Munitions, and Chemical Command (AMCCOM) Facility Integrated Manufacturing Management System (FIMMS) project at PNL, which is targeting the modernization of plant-wide information systems at Army Ammunition Plants. The objective of information system modernization is to improve the effectiveness of an organization in performing its mission. Information system modernization strives to meet this objective by creating an environment where data is electronically captured near the source and readily available to all areas of the organization. Advanced networks, together with related information system technology, are the enabling mechanisms that make modern information system infrastructures possible. The intent of this paper is to present an overview of advanced information system network technology to support depot modernization planners in making technology management decisions. Existing and emerging Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Government Open System Interconnection Profile (GOSIP) standards are explained, as well as a brief assessment of existing products compliant with these standards. Finally, recommendations for achieving plant-wide integration using existing products are presented, and migration strategies for full OSI compliance are introduced. 5 refs., 16 figs. (JF)

Hostick, C.J.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Modern Grid Modern Grid Wisconsin Public Utility Institute and UW Energy Institute Joe Miller, Steve Pullins, Steve Bossart - Modern Grid Team April 29, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Today's Objectives To share our views on several Modern Grid concepts: What is the Modern Grid Strategy? What is the Modern (Smart) Grid? Why do we need to modernize? What are some of the benefits? What are some of the barriers? How do we achieve a Modern Grid? MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y What is the Modern Grid Strategy? 4 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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PSC Missouri - Utility Meeting PSC Missouri - Utility Meeting Joe Miller, Steve Pullins - Modern Grid Team January 9, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Agenda Topics What is the Modern Grid Strategy? What is the Modern Grid? Why do we need to modernize the grid? What are some of the benefits? How do we achieve a Modern Grid? What are some of the metrics? What are others doing to modernize? MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y What is the Modern Grid Strategy? 4 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y The Modern Grid Strategy (MGS)

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The VB5 interface  

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The VB5 interface is an ATM-based broadband interface at the ‘V’ reference point, the interface between a user access and a service node (SN), also known as the SNI (service node interface) within the ITU-T. The B-ISDN architectural model allows ...

M. A. Hale; A. T. Gillespie; K. A. James

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODERN  

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"shale gas," is one of the most rapidly expanding trends in onshore domestic oil and gas exploration and production today. In some areas, this has included bringing drilling and...

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Human Factors Guidance for Control Room and Digital Human-System Interface Design and Modification  

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Operators of nuclear power plants face a significant challenge designing and modifying control rooms that will be produced at various stages of instrumentation and control (I&C) modernization. This report provides guidance on planning, specifying, designing, implementing, operating, maintaining, and training for modernized control rooms and digital human-system interfaces.

2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Window Interfaces: A Taxonomy of Window Manager User Interfaces  

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This article presents a taxonomy for the user-visible parts of window managers. It is interesting that there are actually very few significant differences, and the differences can be classified in a taxonomy with fairly limited branching. This taxonomy should be useful in evaluating the similarities and differences of various window managers, and it will also serve as a guide for the issues that need to be addressed by designers of future window manager user interfaces. The advantages and disadvantages of the various options are also presented. Since many modern window managers allow the user interface to be customized to a large degree, it is important to study the choices available. A window manager is a software package that helps the user monitor and control different contexts by separating them physically onto different parts of one or more display screens. At its simplest, a window manager provides many separate terminals on the same screen, each with its own connection to a time-sharing computer. At its most advanced, a window manager supports many different activities, each of which uses many windows, and each window, in turn, can contain many different kinds of information including text, graphics, and even video. Window managers are sometimes implemented as part of a computer’s operating system and sometimes as a server that can be used if desired. They September 1988 0272-1;1618810900-0065s0100 198R ltEE 65

Brad A. Myers

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macintosh human interface guidelines  

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Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines describes the way to create products that optimize the interaction between people and Macintosh computers. It explains the whys and hows of the Macintosh interface in general terms and specific details. Macintosh ...

Apple Computer, Inc.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visual Attentive Interfaces  

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Context-aware human-computer interfaces that rely on a person's attention as the primary input can be called attentive interfaces. Attention is epitomised by eye contact — eyes are not only scanning devices, they are constantly making social commentary ...

T. Selker

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface between Microbiology and Structural Biology as viewed by NMR  

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1 Interface between Microbiology and Structural Biology as viewed by NMR Muriel DELEPIERRE, Anne NMR spectroscopy is one of two principal experimental techniques used in structural biology. It can and intermolecular interactions. We aim to give an overview of the use of modern high resolution NMR methodology

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 Today's topics Smart Grid background Why modernize the grid? What is the Smart Grid? What is the value...

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Gender and Modernity in Colonial Korea  

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Kim Gender & Modernity in Colonial Korea T was central toprocess in colonial Korea (1910–1945). A consideration of

Jung-Kim, Jennifer J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy poverty: how to make modern energy access universal? | Open Energy  

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Energy poverty: how to make modern energy access universal? Energy poverty: how to make modern energy access universal? Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy poverty: how to make modern energy access universal? Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Partner: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access Resource Type: Technical report User Interface: Website Website: www.worldenergyoutlook.org/docs/weo2010/weo2010_poverty.pdf Cost: Free Language: English The focus of this report is on expanding access to modern energy services

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Modern Geothermal Features | Open Energy Information  

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Modern Geothermal Features Modern Geothermal Features Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Modern Geothermal Features Dictionary.png Modern Geothermal Features: Active geothermal manifestations such as hot springs, fumaroles, steaming ground, mud pots, mud pools, mud volcanoes, or geysers. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle When geothermal systems have conduits available to the surface, they cause surface manifestations (or geothermal features). These features may vary between steam seeps (fumaroles) or pure fluid manifestations (geysers and hot springs) causing spectacular mineral formations (e.g. sinter terraces, tufa mounds). These types of manifestations are clear indications of an underlying geothermal system. Geothermal systems with no modern surface

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Web Browser Interface (WBUI)  

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Browser Interface (WBUI) Browser Interface (WBUI) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation User Manual Web Browser Interface (WBUI) Web Service Interface (API) FAQ Design Specifications Functional Specifications Notifications Publications Authorization Policy Default Attributes Message Security Clients For Developers Interfaces Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Web Browser Interface (WBUI) 1. Login Before you can access the server you must login using the user name that

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Grid: Grid: Features, Benefits and Costs Illinois Smart Grid Initiative Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team July 8, 2008 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 Today's topics Why modernize the grid? What is the Smart Grid? What is the value proposition? Questions 3 MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Why modernize the grid? 4 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Platform for Prosperity Economy now based on electricity Computers, networks, phone system, devices, robotic manufacturing, stock markets Lifestyle now based on electricity

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Comparative economics: evolution and the modern economy  

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A comparison of primate economies. Journal of Bioeconomics,1999). Complexity and the economy. Science, 284, 107–109.evolution and the modern economy Ghabrial, A. S. , &

Vermeij, Geerat J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gender and Modernity in Colonial Korea  

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by Jennifer J. Jung-Kim Gender & Modernity in Colonial Koreathe ongo- ing reformulation of gender identities. First, Iupdate he reconstruction of gender identities My findings

Jung-Kim, Jennifer J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ENERGY BALANCE OF MODERN WIND TURBINES  

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A modern Danish 600 kW wind turbine will recover all the energy spent in its manufacture, maintenance, and scrapping within some three months of its commissioning.

unknown authors

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Grid: Features, Benefits and Costs Illinois Smart Grid Initiative Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team July 8, 2008 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded...

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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FERC - NARUC Smart Grid Collaborative Meeting Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team July 23, 2008 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S....

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Structuring the Smart Grid Framework: Application of Complex Systems Engineering Joe Miller - DOE NETL Modern Grid Team Lead Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy...

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Modernizing helium liquefier G-3  

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The authors describe the process for modernizing the existing liquefier with minimum alteration of its cooling block, that liquefier being helium expansion-type liquefier G-3, made at the Institute of Physical Problems, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, which operates at a stable output of 40 liters/h. A nitrogen tank and a pistontype expander in the preliminary cooling stages and a throttle in the liquefaction stages are used in G-3. Improving the efficiency of such a cooling cycle is limited by the fact that the optimal parameters of throttle stage of liquefaction do not match with the optimal parameters of the expander in the preliminary cooling stages. Thus, for improving cycle efficiency the pressure in the preliminary stages must be increased but reduced in the liquefaction stage. This paper also presents the solution to this problem. It is further demonstrated that the use of vapor-liquid expander in the liquefaction stage of helium cooling cycle helps increase the output of the unit by 40% in a relatively simple way.

Golikov, G.E.; Danilov, I.B.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE IT Modernization Strategy September 2012  

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IT Modernization Strategy September 2012 IT Modernization Strategy September 2012 1 White Paper: DOE/NNSA Information Technology Modernization Strategy INTRODUCTION This white paper frames a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) strategy for modernizing our Federal information technology (IT) as one of the foundations for management and operational excellence. It outlines some of the current challenges and key strategy points for modernization, along with existing efforts and their role in the strategy. The DOE Strategic Plan establishes IT and cybersecurity as foundational to the achievement of the Department's mission while managing risks aggressively and effectively. This means building systems and infrastructure that are cost effective and support efficient operations, and

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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FERC - NARUC Smart Grid Collaborative Meeting FERC - NARUC Smart Grid Collaborative Meeting Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team July 23, 2008 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 Today's topics Smart Grid Background What is the Smart Grid? Some closing thoughts Questions 3 MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Smart Grid Background 4 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Many are working on the Smart Grid FERC DOE-OE Grid 2030 GridWise Alliance EEI NERC (FM) DOE/NETL Modern Grid Strategy GridWise Program GridWorks NW GridWise Testbed GridApps CERTS DOE-OE CEC PIER NYSERDA

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Joe Miller - Modern Grid Team Joe Miller - Modern Grid Team October 6, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 Agenda The Smart Grid - a refresher "Push" drivers - a case for action "Pull" drivers - Smart Grid opportunities Some Smart Grid impacts Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 3 What is the role of the MGS? Define a vision for the Modern Grid Reach out to stakeholders for input Assist in the identification of benefits and barriers Facilitate resolution of issues Promote testing of integrated suites of technologies

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Transportation Storage Interface | Department of Energy  

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Storage Interface Transportation Storage Interface Regulation of Future Extended Storage and Transportation. Transportation Storage Interface More Documents & Publications Status...

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Teaching user interface prototyping  

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User interface prototyping is a proven technique for evaluating design alternatives and for obtaining user feedback. It is heavily employed by software development organizations. However, it is often ignored in computer science education. This paper ...

Charles E. Frank; David Naugler; Michael Traina

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Smart Grid - What's so Smart About It? Smart Grid - What's so Smart About It? An Educational Forum on Smart Grids Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team June 24, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 Agenda What is the Smart Grid? EISA 2007 Highlights DOE Activities Questions MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y What is the Smart Grid? 4 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 4 What is the role of the MGS? Develop a vision for the Smart Grid Reach out to stakeholders to get input Assist in the identification and resolution of barriers &

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"Modern" Coal Plants  

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"Modern" Coal Plants "Modern" Coal Plants Nature Bulletin No. 331-A February 7, 1969 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation "MODERN" COAL PLANTS The Age of Cycads, when those strange tree-like plants predominated, began during the Triassic Period of the earth's geological history, reached its peak during the 60 million years of the Jurassic Period which followed, and ended during the first part of the Cretaceous Period that began about 95 million years ago. During the Jurassic, in addition to Cycades, there were also many species of ginkgos, and conifers which were the ancestors of our modern sequoias and pines. The ginkgo or "Maidenhair Tree", which we have imported from China and Japan, is the only one remaining of that tribe -- "a living fossil".

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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An Emerging Option An Emerging Option Joe Miller - Modern Grid Team IRPS Conference December 10, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 Agenda What is it? Where's the value? What does it mean for consumers? Some current activities Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 3 What is the role of the MGS? Define a vision for the Modern Grid Reach out to stakeholders for input Assist in the identification of benefits and barriers Facilitate resolution of issues Promote testing of integrated suites of technologies Communicate and educate stakeholders

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Demonstrating Modernism: Richard Neutra's Early Model Houses  

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Volker. Ernst L. Freud, Architect: The Case of the ModernKathleen, Erich Mendelsohn: Architect 1887-1953 (New York:In collaboration with architect Peter Pfisterer in the

Peltakian, Danielle

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Death in Ancient and Modern Thermodynamics  

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The notion of Heat Death proves to be very useful for the understanding of the behaviour and evolutionary features of various thermodynamic systems. It is closely related to the problems that motivated the birth of modern thermodynamics, but these problems ...

Gábor Kutrovátz

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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What is the Smart Grid? Illinois Smart Grid Initiative Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team June 3, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the...

56

Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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"A little revolution now and then is a good thing." - Thomas Jefferson, 1787 Smart Grid video Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y...

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Revolution? ACI Revolutionizing the Smart Grid Presented by Steve Pullins, Modern Grid Team May 2009 1 Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and...

58

Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Smart Grid - What's so Smart About It? An Educational Forum on Smart Grids Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team June 24, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology...

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Agenda Understanding the Smart Grid How do we get there? Is it a "good deal"? Some technical challenges? Some current...

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Barriers to Smart Grid Implementation - Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? Utility Field Service Conference Steve Pullins - Modern Grid Team May 29, 2008 1 Conducted by the...

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Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer ...  

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Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer This Primer on Modern Shale Gas Development in the United...

62

Human Factors Guidance for Control Room and Digital Human-System Interface Design and Modification, Guidelines for Planning, Specification, Design, Licensing, Implementation, Training, Operation and Maintenance  

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Nuclear plant operators face a significant challenge designing and modifying control rooms. This report provides guidance on planning, designing, implementing and operating modernized control rooms and digital human-system interfaces.

R. Fink, D. Hill, J. O'Hara

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

63

Interfacing to accelerator instrumentation  

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As the sensory system for an accelerator, the beam instrumentation provides a tremendous amount of diagnostic information. Access to this information can vary from periodic spot checks by operators to high bandwidth data acquisition during studies. In this paper, example applications will illustrate the requirements on interfaces between the control system and the instrumentation hardware. A survey of the major accelerator facilities will identify the most popular interface standards. The impact of developments such as isochronous protocols and embedded digital signal processing will also be discussed.

Shea, T.J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern Records of Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in Atmospheric Carbon...  

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Modern Records of Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Carbon-13 in Methane Modern Records of Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and...

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Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer ...  

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Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer Modern Shale Gas Development in the...

66

Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Grid Modernization...  

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Grid Modernization Workshop Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Grid Modernization Workshop Public release of the documents and presentations shared during the grid...

67

The Particle Adventure | How do we interpret our data? | Modern...  

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Accelerators and particle detectors - How do we interpret our data? - Modern detectors Modern detectors consist of many different pieces of equipment which test for different...

68

Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL...  

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and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL...

69

Mold Heating and Cooling Pump Package Operator Interface Controls Upgrade  

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The modernization of the Mold Heating and Cooling Pump Package Operator Interface (MHC PP OI) consisted of upgrading the antiquated single board computer with a proprietary operating system to off-the-shelf hardware and off-the-shelf software with customizable software options. The pump package is the machine interface between a central heating and cooling system that pumps heat transfer fluid through an injection or compression mold base on a local plastic molding machine. The operator interface provides the intelligent means of controlling this pumping process. Strict temperature control of a mold allows the production of high quality parts with tight tolerances and low residual stresses. The products fabricated are used on multiple programs.

Josh A. Salmond

2009-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

70

Silent speech interfaces  

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The possibility of speech processing in the absence of an intelligible acoustic signal has given rise to the idea of a 'silent speech' interface, to be used as an aid for the speech-handicapped, or as part of a communications system operating in silence-required ... Keywords: Cellular telephones, Silent speech, Speech pathologies, Speech recognition, Speech synthesis

B. Denby; T. Schultz; K. Honda; T. Hueber; J. M. Gilbert; J. S. Brumberg

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Unconventional human computer interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This course focuses on how we can use the potential of the human body in experimental or unconventional interface techniques. It explores the biological or physiological characteristics of the separate parts of the body, from head to toe, and from skin ...

Steffi Beckhaus; Ernst Kruijff

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene  

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Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Title Direct Imagining of Soft-hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009 Authors Lee, Zonghoon, Ki-Joon Jeon, Albert Dato, Rolf Erni, Thomas J. Richardson, Michael Frenklach, and Velimir Radmilovic Journal NanoLetters Volume 9 Start Page 3365 Issue 9 Pagination 3365-3369 Date Published 09/2009 Abstract Direct imaging of surface molecules and the interfaces between soft and hard materials on functionalized nanoparticles is a great challenge using modern microscopy techniques. We show that graphene, a single atomic layer of sp2-bonded carbon atoms, can be employed as an ultrathin support film that enables direct imaging of molecular layers and interfaces in both conventional and atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy. An atomic-resolution imaging study of the capping layers and interfaces of citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles is used to demonstrate this novel capability. Our findings reveal the unique potential of graphene as an ideal support film for atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of hard and soft nanomaterials.

73

Easy-to-use interface  

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Easy-to-use interfaces are a class of interfaces that fall between public access interfaces and graphical user interfaces in usability and cognitive difficulty. We describe characteristics of easy-to-use interfaces by the properties of four dimensions: selection, navigation, direct manipulation, and contextual metaphors. Another constraint we introduced was to include as little text as possible, and what text we have will be in at least four languages. Formative evaluations were conducted to identify and isolate these characteristics. Our application is a visual interface for a home automation system intended for a diverse set of users. The design will be expanded to accommodate the visually disabled in the near future.

Blattner, M M; Blattner, D O; Tong, Y

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern Methods for Lipid AnalysisChapter 1 Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Techniques in Modern Lipid Analysis  

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Modern Methods for Lipid Analysis Chapter 1 Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Techniques in Modern Lipid Analysis Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Methods - Analyses Books AOCS Press 2F9B8A831F53D269EADF2AB8911EFA88 AOCS Pr

75

A modern solver interface to manage solution algorithms in the Community Earth System Model  

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Global Earth System Models (ESMs) can now produce simulations that resolve ~50 km features and include finer scale, interacting physical processes. However, the current explicit algorithms that dominate production ESMs require ever-decreasing time steps ... Keywords: Earth System Model applications, ice-sheet applications, iterative solution techniques, reusable libraries

Katherine J. Evans; Andrew G. Salinger; Patrick H. Worley; Stephen F. Price; William H. Lipscomb; Jeffrey A. Nichols; James B. White; Mauro Perego; Mariana Vertenstein; James Edwards; Jean-François Lemieux

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

The Universe Adventure - The Modern Universe  

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Modern Universe Modern Universe Like astronomers throughout history, modern cosmologists are interested in making an accurate model of the Universe. Starting with the laws of physics which explain how fundamental particles and forces interact, physicists derive general equations describing the evolution of the Universe's structure. Cosmologists use experimental evidence to select a set of initial conditions enabling them to solve the general equations, and calculate the state of the Universe at times in the past, present, or future. This generates a possible model, which can be tested by comparing the phenomena it predicts with observational data. In this manner, following the rigorous scientific method, cosmologists work to build a successful Universal model. In the next section we will examine evidence for the current Big Bang

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Modern Electric Water Company | Open Energy Information  

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Modern Electric Water Company Modern Electric Water Company Jump to: navigation, search Name Modern Electric Water Company Place Washington Utility Id 12744 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location WECC NERC WECC Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png COMMERCIAL - SCHEDULE 30 Industrial COMMERCIAL - SCHEDULE 32 Industrial RESIDENTIAL - SCHEDULE 35 Residential STREET LIGHTS 100 Watt Lighting STREET LIGHTS 200 Watt Lighting Average Rates Residential: $0.0559/kWh Commercial: $0.0551/kWh References ↑ "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a"

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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What is the Smart Grid? What is the Smart Grid? Illinois Smart Grid Initiative Joe Miller - Modern Grid Strategy Team June 3, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y 2 What is the role of the MGS? Define a vision for the Modern Grid Reach out to stakeholders to gain consensus Assist in the identification and resolution of barriers & issues Act as "independent broker" consistent with the vision Promote testing of integrated suites of technologies Communicate success stories to stimulate deployment Our role is Strategic rather than Tactical! 3 Office of Electricity

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interface | OpenEI Community  

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interface Home Kyoung's picture Submitted by Kyoung(155) Contributor 7 January, 2013 - 10:09 Happy New Year analysis BHFS Colorado interface Legal review Texas As we welcome the...

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Standard interface file handbook  

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This handbook documents many of the standard interface file formats that have been adopted by the US Department of Energy to facilitate communications between and portability of, various large reactor physics and radiation transport software packages. The emphasis is on those files needed for use of the VENTURE/PC diffusion-depletion code system. File structures, contents and some practical advice on use of the various files are provided.

Shapiro, A.; Huria, H.C. (Cincinnati Univ., OH (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virtual button interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment. To issue a command, the user directs gaze at a virtual button within the virtual reality environment, causing a perceptible change in the virtual button, which then sends a command corresponding to the virtual button to the computer, optionally after a confirming action is performed by the user, such as depressing a thumb switch.

Jones, Jake S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Virtual button interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment are disclosed. To issue a command, the user directs gaze at a virtual button within the virtual reality environment, causing a perceptible change in the virtual button, which then sends a command corresponding to the virtual button to the computer, optionally after a confirming action is performed by the user, such as depressing a thumb switch. 4 figs.

Jones, J.S.

1999-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian and behavior networks for context-adaptive user interface in a ubiquitous home environment  

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Modern home theater systems require users to control various devices simultaneously including a TV, audio equipment, DVD and video players, and a receiver. To perform the requested user functions in this situation, the user is required to know the functions ... Keywords: Adaptive user interface, Bayesian network, Behavior network, Context-awareness

In-Jee Song; Sung-Bae Cho

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Argonne Modernization Planning EA November 2011 DOE/EA-1866  

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Argonne Modernization Planning EA November 2011 Argonne Modernization Planning EA November 2011 DOE/EA-1866 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY MODERNIZATION PLANNING U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science - Argonne Site Office November 2011 Argonne Modernization Planning EA November 2011 This page intentionally left blank. Argonne Modernization Planning EA November 2011 iii CONTENTS NOTATION .............................................................................................................................. vii COMMON METRIC/BRITISH EQUIVALENTS .................................................................. x EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...................................................................................................... xi

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Human-system Interfaces for Automatic Systems  

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Automation is ubiquitous in modern complex systems, and commercial nuclear- power plants are no exception. Automation is applied to a wide range of functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, and response implementation. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting personnel in nearly all aspects of system operation. In light of its increasing use and importance in new- and future-plants, guidance is needed to conduct safety reviews of the operator's interface with automation. The objective of this research was to develop such guidance. We first characterized the important HFE aspects of automation, including six dimensions: levels, functions, processes, modes, flexibility, and reliability. Next, we reviewed literature on the effects of all of these aspects of automation on human performance, and on the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs). Then, we used this technical basis established from the literature to identify general principles for human-automation interaction and to develop review guidelines. The guidelines consist of the following seven topics: automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, our study identified several topics for additional research.

OHara, J.M.; Higgins,J. (BNL); Fleger, S.; Barnes V. (NRC)

2010-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern Information Retrieval Ricardo BaezaYates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

­Yates, Berthier Ribeiro­Neto. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0­201­39829­X 1 the fact that several people have contributed to the text, this book is really much more a textbook than of all the important aspects of modern information retrieval. From IR models to indexing text, from IR

Hearst, Marti

87

Perception Thresholds of Flicker in Modern Lighting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This power quality (PQ) case study reports the results of tests performed at the University of New Brunswick Department of Psychology to determine whether perception thresholds of humans to flicker in modern magnetic, electronic, and halogen lighting is significantly different from their reaction to flicker in a standard 60-watt incandescent lamp.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

88

Multiple network interface core apparatus and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A network interface controller and network interface control method comprising providing a single integrated circuit as a network interface controller and employing a plurality of network interface cores on the single integrated circuit.

Underwood, Keith D. (Albuquerque, NM); Hemmert, Karl Scott (Albuquerque, NM)

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

89

Nanometer Particles: Modern Methods of Research  

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Nanometer Particles: Modern Methods of Research Nanometer Particles: Modern Methods of Research Speaker(s): Rashid Mavliev Date: August 10, 1999 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro "Nanometer particles" (with diameter below 50 - 100 nm) have attracted attention during recent years because of their increasing role in industries such as powder technology and semiconductors. They also play a critical role in atmospheric processes. At this size range the properties of particles are different from those of bulk materials and single molecules. This promises new technological innovations and potential scientific discoveries. At the same time it makes the detection and characterization of such particles imperative. Optical methods, which allow for simultaneous measurement of size and concentration of particles

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Basics Basics 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Joe Miller, Modern Grid Strategy Team Lead Grid Econ - The Economics of a Smarter Electric Grid March 16, 2009 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-AC26- 04NT41817 This presentation was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness,

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Mid-America Regulatory Conference Mid-America Regulatory Conference Joe Miller - DOE / NETL Modern Grid Team Lead June 15, 2009 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-AC26-04NT41817 This presentation was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness,

92

Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Revolution? Revolution? ACI Revolutionizing the Smart Grid Presented by Steve Pullins, Modern Grid Team May 2009 1 Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-AC26-04NT41817 This presentation was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness,

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Principal Characteristics of a Modern Grid  

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Activities Activities 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Joe Miller, Modern Grid Strategy Team Lead ACSessions 2009 April 27, 2009 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-AC26- 04NT41817 This presentation was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process

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FINAL REPORT - CENTER FOR GRID MODERNIZATION  

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The objective of the CGM was to develop high-priority grid modernization technologies in advanced sensors, communications, controls and smart systems to enable use of real-time or near real-time information for monitoring, analyzing and managing distribution and transmission grid conditions. The key strategic approach to carry out individual CGM research and development (R&D) projects was through partnerships, primarily with the GridApp™ Consortium utility members.

Markiewicz, Daniel R

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

95

Nuclear data interface retrospective  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Data Interface (NDI) code library and data formats are the standards for multigroup nuclear data at Los Alamos National Laboratory. NDI's analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, and maintenance required a ten person-year and ongoing effort by the Nuclear Data Team. Their efforts provide a unique, contemporary experience in producing a standard component library. In reflection upon that experience at NDI's decennial, we have identified several factors critical to NDI's success: it addressed real problems with appropriate simplicity, it fully supported all users, it added extra value through the code to the raw nuclear data, and its team went the distance from analysis through maintenance. In this report we review these critical success factors and discuss their implications for future standardization projects.

Gray, Mark G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

The Common Communication Interface (CCI)  

SciTech Connect

There are many APIs for connecting and exchanging data between network peers. Each interface varies wildly based on metrics including performance, portability, and complexity. Specifically, many interfaces make design or implementation choices emphasizing some of the more desirable metrics (e.g., performance) while sacrificing others (e.g., portability). As a direct result, software developers building large, network-based applications are forced to choose a specific network API based on a complex, multi-dimensional set of criteria. Such trade-offs inevitably result in an interface that fails to deliver some desirable features. In this paper, we introduce a novel interface that both supports many features that have become standard (or otherwise generally expected) in other communication interfaces, and strives to export a small, yet powerful, interface. This new interface draws upon years of experience from network-oriented software development best practices to systems-level implementations. The goal is to create a relatively simple, high-level communication interface with low barriers to adoption while still providing important features such as scalability, resiliency, and performance. The result is the Common Communications Interface (CCI): an intuitive API that is portable, efficient, scalable, and robust to meet the needs of network-intensive applications common in HPC and cloud computing.

Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Atchley, Scott [ORNL; Dillow, David A [ORNL; Geoffray, Patrick [ORNL; Bosilca, George [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Squyres, Jeffrey M [ORNL; Minnich, Ronald [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

BNL | CFN: Interface Science & Catalysis  

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Interface Science & Catalysis Contact: Peter Sutter The world is facing unprecedented challenges in satisfying a rapidly growing demand for energy while reducing negative impacts...

98

Thin Films and Interfaces Committee  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Thin Films and Interfaces Committee is part of the Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division;. Our Mission: Promotes knowledge of the science ...

99

Interface Evolution under Mechanical Loading  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 12, 2012... video digital image correlation (DIC) to obtain full-field deformation mapping of dog-bone specimens perpendicular to the bonded interface.

100

Middleware in Modern High Performance Computing System Architectures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Middleware in Modern High Performance Computing System Architectures Christian Engelmann, Hong Ong trend in modern high performance computing (HPC) system architectures employs "lean" compute nodes) continue to reside on compute nodes. Key words: High Performance Computing, Middleware, Lean Compute Node

Engelmann, Christian

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4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2004  

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This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism and postmodernism. It focuses on the way artists use the tension between fine art and mass culture to mobilize a critique of both. We will examine ...

Jones, Caroline

102

Modernizing the Grid With Your Help | Department of Energy  

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Modernizing the Grid With Your Help Modernizing the Grid With Your Help July 25, 2012 - 5:59pm Addthis Lauren Azar Senior Advisor to Secretary Chu Tony Montoya Acting Administrator...

103

Nanobio Interfaces: From Materials Design to Complex Systems  

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CNM Workshop 7: NanoBio Interfaces: From Materials Design to Complex Systems CNM Workshop 7: NanoBio Interfaces: From Materials Design to Complex Systems Organizers: C hristopher F ry ( CNM) a nd E lena R ozhkova ( CNM) Nature possesses the ability to design highly functioning, regenerative materials that cover every imaginable process and physical characteristic desired in modern materials. Energy production and storage, mechanics, and catalysis are but a few of these processes that nature handles well. This workshop i dentified m any o verlapping t hemes a t t he N anoBio i nterface t hat c ontinue t o p roduce a w ide spectrum of materials attributing their functional inspiration from nature. The eight invited speakers highlighted their current research regarding the biological systems they use or have been inspired by in producing new

104

EA-1866: Modernization Planning at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois  

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

This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of proposed modernization planning at Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County, Illinois.

105

Former Soviet refineries face modernization, restructuring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A massive modernization and restructuring program is under way in the refining sector of Russia and other former Soviet republics. Economic reforms and resulting economic dislocation following the collapse of the Soviet Union has left refineries in the region grappling with a steep decline and changes in product demand. At the same time, rising oil prices and an aging, dilapidated infrastructure promise a massive shakeout. Even as many refineries in the former Soviet Union (FSU) face possible closure because they are running at a fraction of capacity, a host of revamps, expansions, and grass roots refineries are planned or under way. The paper discusses plans.

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1993-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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May 28, 2007 Middleware in Modern High Performance Computing System Architectures 1/20 Middleware in Modern High Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

May 28, 2007 Middleware in Modern High Performance Computing System Architectures 1/20 Middleware in Modern High Performance Computing System Architectures Christian Engelmann1,2, Hong Ong1, Stephen L 28, 2007 Middleware in Modern High Performance Computing System Architectures 2/20 Talk Outline

Engelmann, Christian

107

Money, Morals, and Modernity: Making Sense of Same-Sex Sexualities in Malawi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Money, Morals, and Modernity: Making Sense of Same-Sexhomosexuality is fundamentally Money, Morals, and Modernity:positions on the trial. Money, Morals, and Modernity: Making

McKay, Tara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Malicious interface design: exploiting the user  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an ideal world, interface design is the art and science of helping users accomplish tasks in a timely, efficient, and pleasurable manner. This paper studies the inverse situation, the vast emergence of deliberately constructed malicious interfaces ... Keywords: adversarial interface design, design principles, evil interfaces, malicious interfaces, web usability guidelines

Gregory Conti; Edward Sobiesk

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Importance of open-shell effects in adhesion at metal-ceramic interfaces Emily A. Jarvis and Emily A. Carter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Importance of open-shell effects in adhesion at metal-ceramic interfaces Emily A. Jarvis and Emily enhanced adhesion between oxide ceramics and conducting metals via promoting open-shell electronic The need to bond dissimilar materials to one another is pervasive in modern industry and medicine. Metals

Carter, Emily A.

110

Security Risks, Low-tech User Interfaces, and Implantable Medical Devices: A Case Study with Insulin Pump Infusion Systems  

SciTech Connect

Portable implantable medical device systems are playing a larger role in modern health care. Increasing attention is now being given to the wireless control interface of these systems. Our position is that wireless security in portable implantable medical device systems is just a part of the overall system security, and increased attention is needed to address low-tech security issues.

Paul, Nathanael R [ORNL; Kohno, Tadayoshi [University of Washington, Seattle

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Cohesion Web Interface to EmStar  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Networked Sensing Cohesion: Web Interface to EmStar SaharSolution: Easy to Use Web Interface Title of Interface:of CGI-based World Wide Web applications. Common Gateway

Sahar Kashef; Jia Ning (Jane) Qu; Karen Weeks

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Emergent Phenomena at Complex Oxide Interfaces  

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Complex Oxide Interfaces by Pu Yu A dissertation submittedOxide Interfaces Copyright 2011 by Pu Yu Abstract Emergentat Complex Oxide Interfaces by Pu Yu Doctor of Philosophy in

Yu, Pu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Appendix 9 - iManage Interfaces  

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

8 - iManage Interfaces 8 - iManage Interfaces STARS, STRIPES, IDW/iPortal utilize a number of internal and external interfaces to interconnect and share information within iManage, and other systems, both DOE and non-DOE. The PWS is not limited to the interfaces listed below as other interfaces may be required to be developed and/or supported during the performance of this contract. The current interfaces are described below. STARS The STARS interface programs utilize standard API's and Interface tables built into the Oracle Applications E-Business software suite. Standard Concurrent Requests within the financial system are configured to process the interface records once they are loaded into the interface tables. Successful interface records that process through the interface API's are inserted and

114

Blasting, graphical interfaces and Unix  

SciTech Connect

A discrete element computer program, DMC (Distinct Motion Code) was developed to simulate blast-induced rock motion. To simplify the complex task of entering material and explosive design parameters as well as bench configuration, a full-featured graphical interface has been developed. DMC is currently executed on both Sun SPARCstation 2 and Sun SPARCstation 10 platforms and routinely used to model bench and crater blasting problems. This paper will document the design and development of the full-featured interface to DMC. The development of the interface will be tracked through the various stages, highlighting the adjustments made to allow the necessary parameters to be entered in terms and units that field blasters understand. The paper also discusses a novel way of entering non-integer numbers and the techniques necessary to display blasting parameters in an understandable visual manner. A video presentation will demonstrate the graphics interface and explains its use.

Knudsen, S. [RE/SPEC, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Preece, D.S. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Biological Interfaces | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Biological Interfaces A scientist examines bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of a poplar tree as part of research on plant-microbe interactions.Source: ORNL Flickr site ORNL...

116

A Reliable Natural Language Interface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As household appliances grow in complexity and sophistication, they become harder and harder to use, particularly because of their tiny display screens and limited keyboards. This paper describes a strategy for building natural language interfaces to appliances that circumvents these problems. Our approach leverages decades of research on planning and natural language interfaces to databases by reducing the appliance problem to the database problem; the reduction provably maintains desirable properties of the database interface. The paper goes on to describe the implementation and evaluation of the EXACT interface to appliances, which is based on this reduction. EXACT maps each English user request to an SQL query, which is transformed to create a PDDL goal, and uses the Blackbox planner [13] to map the planning problem to a sequence of appliance commands that satisfy the original request. Both theoretical arguments and experimental evaluation show that EXACT is highly reliable.

To Household Appliances; Alexander Yates

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Interfacing to the Programmer's Apprentice  

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In this paper, we discuss the design of a user interface to the Knowledge Based Editor (KBE), a prototype implementation of the Programmer's Apprentice. Although internally quite sophisticated, the KBE hides most of its ...

Pitman, Kent

118

Mechanical Behavior Related to Interface Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 31, 2011 ... Interface Bond Strength of HIP-Clad Depleted Uranium and 6061-Aluminum · Interface Role in the Shock Response of Cu/Nb Metallic ...

119

HVAC Sensors, Controls, and Human Feedback Interfaces  

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

120

Are Patents on Interfaces Impeding Interoperability?  

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disclosure as to and enablement of interface inventions,disclosure of any innovation the interface embodies. 64 Council on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions,

Samuelson, Pamela

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Property:ModernGeoFeatures | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ModernGeoFeatures ModernGeoFeatures Jump to: navigation, search Property Name ModernGeoFeatures Property Type Page Description Describes modern surface manifestations present in vicinity of the resource area (e.g. hot springs, fumaroles, mudpots, geysers). See also Modern_Geothermal_Features This is a property of type Page. Subproperties This property has the following 12 subproperties: B Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Area Brady Hot Springs Geothermal Area D Desert Peak Geothermal Area H Heber Geothermal Area L Lightning Dock Geothermal Area R Raft River Geothermal Area Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area S Salton Sea Geothermal Area San Emidio Desert Geothermal Area S cont. Soda Lake Geothermal Area Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area Stillwater Geothermal Area Pages using the property "ModernGeoFeatures"

122

Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Transformational  

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

Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Transformational Research and Partnerships Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Transformational Research and Partnerships A presentation given by the Office of Electricity on expansion of the Nation's transmission infrastructure; and integration of variable renewable generation into the routine operation of the power system. Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Transformational Research and Partnerships More Documents & Publications Statement of Patricia Hoffman, Princiipal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy Before the United States House of Representatives House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Develop

123

Performance and supply of fluids in a modern gas turbine.  

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??This thesis considers the role fluids play in improving the efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of modern gas turbines. This includes gas turbines used… (more)

Askins, John Stephen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Workshop on Diamonds for Modern Light Sources | Advanced Photon...  

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to Argonne Committees and Contacts diamond Workshop on Diamonds for Modern Light Sources May 5 and 6, 2011 Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory Room 401A1100...

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Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Transformati...  

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

and integration of variable renewable generation into the routine operation of the power system. Leading the Modernization of the Electricity Grid through Transformational...

126

Effect of Research on Lighting for Modern Dance.  

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??AbstractEffect of Research on Lighting for Modern Danceby Andrew Grabowski Theatre is made up of a large number of collaborating artists each of which performs… (more)

Grabowski, Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Obama Administration Announces Job-Creating Grid Modernization...  

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

October 5, 2011 - 11:52am Addthis Washington, D.C. - Demonstrating its commitment to job creation and modernizing America's infrastructure, the Obama Administration today...

128

6.161 Modern Optics Project Laboratory, Fall 2002  

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Lectures, laboratory exercises, and projects in modern optics. Topics: polarization properties of light, reflection and refraction, coherence and interference, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, imaging and transforming ...

Warde, Cardinal

129

Applying and analyzing robust modern control on uncertain hydraulic systems .  

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??In this work modern robust control systems are designed and compared to standard techniques for a hydraulic implement system. The system includes an independent metering… (more)

Bax, Brian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

MANAGING MODERNIZATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS  

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Managing modernization of nuclear power plant instrumentation and control systems February 2004The originating Section of this publication in the IAEA was:

unknown authors

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Employing real experiments and modern viewpoints in the teaching of modern physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a report of a course on modern physics designed and taught to undergraduate science and engineering students in the Spring of 2013. The course, meant for freshmen, attempts to integrate statistical mechanics into non-classical physics and introduces some novel teaching ideas such as the field approach in contrast to typical wave and particle viewpoints traditionally covered in usual textbooks. The various modern applications of quantum theory in realizing practical devices are recounted in a way that is amenable to beginners. Especially, we describe the inclusion of visually appealing and carefully designed robust experiments inside the formal classroom environment. This collection of applications and demonstrations serves as a useful collection of teaching aids and can be easily transformed into active learning exercises. The impact of this teaching strategy on student learning and its role in exciting an interest in physics is assessed.

Anwar, Muhammad Sabieh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Human Factors Guidance for Control Room and Digital Human-System Interface Design and Modification: Guidelines for Planning, Specifi cation, Design, Licensing, Implementation, Training, Operation, and Maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operators of nuclear power plants face a significant challenge designing and modifying control rooms that will be produced at various stages of instrumentation and control modernization. This report provides guidance on planning, specifying, designing, implementing, operating, maintaining, and training for modernized control rooms and digital human-system interfaces. Much of the guidance also will support new plant control rooms. This report also presents detailed information and guidelines on specific t...

2004-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

133

Allegories of Modernity, Geographies of Memory  

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This dissertation examines how postmodernist narratives of memory in Graham Swift's Waterland, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, and Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines retrieve the stories of those who have been lost or forgotten in official history and refigure the temporal and spatial imaginary in intertwining personal stories of crisis with public history through acts of remembering. Questioning the modernist ideology of progress based on the idea of linear sequence of time, the novels not only retrace the heterogeneous and discontinuous layers of stories overlooked or repressed in official accounts of modern history, but also re-examine the contradictory and contested process by which subjects are situated or positioned, and its effects on the production of knowledge. These postmodern historical novels examine history as a discourse and explore its limits. The narrators of the novels are engaged with an autobiographical act of rewriting their lives, but their efforts to reconstitute themselves in unity and continuity are undermined by the disjunctive narrative form of the novels. The layered narrative of memory through which the novels reconstruct modern history is allegorical in the double sense that it exposes the act of signification by decentering the symbol of the transcendental signifier while telling an allegorical story of personal and familial history that mirrors national history in a fragmented way. In Waterland, Tom Crick retells his personal and familial stories intertwined with local and national history as alternative history lessons and challenges the Idea of Progress by revisiting sites of traumatic memory. Midnight's Children constructs counter-stories of Post-Independence India as multiple alternatives to one official version of history and addresses the limits of history in terms of "a border zone of temporality." In The Shadow Lines, the narrator retells his family history as a story of borders through his struggle with gaps in official history and creates a national imaginary with mirror images and events. The postmodernist narrative of memory in these novels turns the time of the now into a time for the "past as to come," a time to detect the unrealized and unfulfilled possibilities of the past, through retellings of the past.

Jeon, Seenhwa

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Scientific computations on modern parallel vector systems  

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Computational scientists have seen a frustrating trend of stagnating application performance despite dramatic increases in the claimed peak capability of high performance computing systems. This trend has been widely attributed to the use of superscalar-based commodity components who’s architectural designs offer a balance between memory performance, network capability, and execution rate that is poorly matched to the requirements of large-scale numerical computations. Recently, two innovative parallel-vector architectures have become operational: the Japanese Earth Simulator (ES) and the Cray X1. In order to quantify what these modern vector capabilities entail for the scientists that rely on modeling and simulation, it is critical to evaluate this architectural paradigm in the context of demanding computational algorithms. Our evaluation study examines four diverse scientific applications with the potential to run at ultrascale, from the areas of plasma physics, material science, astrophysics, and magnetic fusion. We compare performance between the vector-based ES and X1, with leading superscalar-based platforms: the IBM Power3/4 and the SGI Altix. Our research team was the first international group to conduct a performance evaluation study at the Earth Simulator Center; remote ES access in not available. Results demonstrate that the vector systems achieve excellent performance on our application suite – the highest of any architecture tested to date. However, vectorization of a particle-incell code highlights the potential difficulty of expressing irregularly structured algorithms as data-parallel programs. 1.

Leonid Oliker; Andrew Canning; Jonathan Carter; John Shalf; Stephane Ethier

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

PinBus Interface Design  

SciTech Connect

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, PNNL has explored and expanded upon a simple control interface that might have merit for the inexpensive communication of smart grid operational objectives (demand response, for example) to small electric end-use devices and appliances. The approach relies on bi-directional communication via the electrical voltage states of from one to eight shared interconnection pins. The name PinBus has been suggested and adopted for the proposed interface protocol. The protocol is defined through the presentation of state diagrams and the pins’ functional definitions. Both simulations and laboratory demonstrations are being conducted to demonstrate the elegance and power of the suggested approach. PinBus supports a very high degree of interoperability across its interfaces, allowing innumerable pairings of devices and communication protocols and supporting the practice of practically any smart grid use case.

Hammerstrom, Donald J.; Adgerson, Jewel D.; Sastry, Chellury; Pratt, Richard M.; Pratt, Robert G.

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

136

Multi-robot control interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot display window illustrating one or more conditions of a respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes at least one robot control window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot control window configured to receive one or more commands for sending to the respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes a multi-robot common window comprised of information received from each of the plurality of robots.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

137

18 Science and the Modern World Steven Shapin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

18 Science and the Modern World Steven Shapin O Science Made the Modern World, and it's science then and whose obviousness has, if anything, become even more pronounced over time. Science continues to Make society, the knowledge economy--it's science that's understood to be their motive force. It's science

Shapin, Steven

138

Event detection in sensor networks for modern oil fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the experience of implementing event detection analytics to monitor and forewarn oil production failures in modern, digitized oil fields. Modern oil fields are equipped with thousands of sensors and gauges to measure various physical and chemical ... Keywords: digital oil field, event warning, gas, industry, near real time analytics, oil, petroleum, surveillance

Matthew Hill; Murray Campbell; Yuan-Chi Chang; Vijay Iyengar

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Light-Matter Quantum Interface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a quantum interface which applies multiple passes of a pulse of light through an atomic sample with phase/polarization rotations in between the passes. Our proposal does not require nonclassical light input or measurements on the system, and it predicts rapidly growing unconditional entanglement of light and atoms from just coherent inputs. The proposed interface makes it possible to achieve a number of tasks within quantum information processing including teleportation between light and atoms, quantum memory for light and squeezing of atomic and light variables.

K. Hammerer; K. Molmer; E. S. Polzik; J. I. Cirac

2003-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

140

User interfaces to expert systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert Systems are becoming increasingly popular in environments where the user is not well versed in computers or the subject domain. They offer expert advice and can also explain their lines of reasoning. As these systems are applied to highly technical areas, they become complex and large. Therefore, User Systems Interfaces (USIs) become critical. This paper discusses recent technologies that can be applied to improved user communication. In particular, bar menus/graphics, mouse interfaces, touch screens, and voice links will be highlighted. Their applications in the context of SOFTMAN (The Software Manager Apprentice) a knowledge-based system are discussed. 18 refs., 2 figs.

Agarwal, A.; Emrich, M.L.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Argonne CNM: Nanobio Interfaces Capabilities  

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Nanobio Interfaces Capabilities Nanobio Interfaces Capabilities Synthesis Synthesis of metal oxide, semiconducting, metallic, and magnetic nanoparticles Self-assembly of monodisperse nanoparticles into two- and three-dimensional crystals and binary superlattices Bioconjugation and biochemical techniques with a focus on the synthetic biology and recombinant DNA/protein techniques Peptide synthesis (CSBio CS136XT) Functionalization of nanocrystalline surfaces with biomolecules, such as DNA, peptides, proteins and antibodies, using biochemical, electrochemical, and photochemical techniques Equipment Centrifuges (Beckman Coulter Optima L-100 XP Ultracentrifuge and Avanti J-E Centrifuge) Biological safety cabinets [Labconco Purifier Delta Series (Class II, B2)] Glovebox (MBraun LabMaster 130)

142

Benin: Increased Access to Modern Energy Project | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Benin: Increased Access to Modern Energy Project Benin: Increased Access to Modern Energy Project Jump to: navigation, search Name of project Benin: Increased Access to Modern Energy Project Location of project Benin Energy Services Lighting, Cooking and water heating, Space heating, Information and communications Year initiated 2009 Organization World Bank Website http://documents.worldbank.org Coordinates 9.30769°, 2.315834° References The World Bank[1] The objective of the Increased Access to Modern Energy Project is to improve reliability, efficiency, and access to modern energy services in Benin. There are three components to the project, the first component being electrical network upgrading. This component will provide for necessary investments to allow for continued operation of the existing transmission

143

Redefining Customer Service is Essential to Modernizing Grid | Department  

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

Redefining Customer Service is Essential to Modernizing Grid Redefining Customer Service is Essential to Modernizing Grid Redefining Customer Service is Essential to Modernizing Grid December 13, 2010 - 2:44pm Addthis Patricia A. Hoffman Patricia A. Hoffman Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability What does this mean for me? Utilities should be communicating to you about projects to modernize the grid that are effecting you. When was the last time you talked to your electricity provider about something besides a service or billing problem? Put another way, does your utility ask for your opinion on its plans for the future? Do you feel like your concerns are heard? There has been a lot of news lately about projects that focus on modernizing the electric grid, with some of it focused on legitimate

144

Obama Administration Announces Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot  

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

Job-Creating Grid Modernization Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot Projects Obama Administration Announces Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot Projects October 5, 2011 - 11:52am Addthis Washington, D.C. - Demonstrating its commitment to job creation and modernizing America's infrastructure, the Obama Administration today announced it would accelerate the permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines. This move will speed the creation of thousands of construction and operations jobs while transforming the nation's electric system into a modern, 21st century grid that is safer and more secure, and gives consumers more energy choices. "The President wants to get America working again. He is committed to cutting red tape and making immediate investments to put people to work

145

Matched interface and boundary (MIB) method for elliptic problems with sharp-edged interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elliptic problems with sharp-edged interfaces, thin-layered interfaces and interfaces that intersect with geometric boundary, are notoriously challenging to existing numerical methods, particularly when the solution is highly oscillatory. This work generalizes ... Keywords: Elliptic equations, Ghost fluid method, Immersed boundary method, Immersed interface method, Sharp-edged interfaces

Sining Yu; Yongcheng Zhou; G. W. Wei

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

T-675: Apple Laptop Battery Interface Lets Local Users Deny Service |  

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

3:15pm 3:15pm Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in the battery interface used in Apple laptop models. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. PLATFORM: Mac OS X ABSTRACT: Apple Laptop Battery Interface Lets Local Users Deny Service reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1025831 Apple Article: HT1222 Forbes Article IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: The battery microcontroller interfaces uses common API keys. A local user with knowledge of the keys can control the microcontroller functions. This can be exploited to prevent the battery from being charged, interfere with battery heat regulation, or cause the battery to stop functioning. Impact: A local user can prevent the battery from charging, interfere with the battery heat regulation, or cause the battery to become unusable. Modern

147

T-675: Apple Laptop Battery Interface Lets Local Users Deny Service |  

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

7:03am 7:03am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in the battery interface used in Apple laptop models. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. PLATFORM: Mac OS X ABSTRACT: Apple Laptop Battery Interface Lets Local Users Deny Service reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1025831 Apple Article: HT1222 Forbes Article IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: The battery microcontroller interfaces uses common API keys. A local user with knowledge of the keys can control the microcontroller functions. This can be exploited to prevent the battery from being charged, interfere with battery heat regulation, or cause the battery to stop functioning. Impact: A local user can prevent the battery from charging, interfere with the battery heat regulation, or cause the battery to become unusable. Modern

148

Interface Control Document for the Interface between the Central Solenoid Insert Coil and the Test Facility  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the interface definition and interface control between the Central Solenoid Insert Coil and the Central Solenoid Model Coil Test Facility in Japan.

Smirnov, Alexandre [ORNL; Martovetsky, Nicolai N [ORNL; Nunoya, Yoshihiko [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Naka

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Directx 9 User Interfaces: Design and Implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This unique book presents a comprehensive solution for creating good interfaces using the latest version of DirectX, which involves building an interface library from the ground up.

Alan Thorn

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Multi-fidelity prototyping of user interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-fidelity prototyping combines within a single user interface prototype several elements whose representations are reproduced with different levels of fidelity with respect to the final user interface: no fidelity at all, low fidelity, medium fidelity, ...

Adrien Coyette; Suzanne Kieffer; Jean Vanderdonckt

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization | Department of Energy  

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

Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization June 18, 2013 - 10:47am Addthis Patricia A. Hoffman Patricia A. Hoffman Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Smart Grid Recap Find other articles in the Smart Grid Week series by visiting our Smart Grid page. During last week's Smart Grid Week, we highlighted some of the efforts currently underway to modernize the nation's electric grid. Below are answers to some of the questions submitted by readers. As we continue to build a more reliable, resilient and secure grid, I look forward to an ongoing dialogue. Question: What's the difference between the smart grid and a microgrid? The term "smart grid" has come to mean a range of technologies, tools

152

Antisocial Modernism: H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson, Wyndham Lewis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Antisocial Modernism: H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson, Wyndham Lewis argues that the fiction of the British modernists H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson, and Wyndham Lewis comprises a… (more)

Innes, Kelly

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization | Department of Energy  

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

Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization Answering Your Questions about Grid Modernization June 18, 2013 - 10:47am Addthis Patricia A. Hoffman Patricia A. Hoffman Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Smart Grid Recap Find other articles in the Smart Grid Week series by visiting our Smart Grid page. During last week's Smart Grid Week, we highlighted some of the efforts currently underway to modernize the nation's electric grid. Below are answers to some of the questions submitted by readers. As we continue to build a more reliable, resilient and secure grid, I look forward to an ongoing dialogue. Question: What's the difference between the smart grid and a microgrid? The term "smart grid" has come to mean a range of technologies, tools

154

Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York  

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

Discusses Grid Modernization with the Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York Times and E&E TV Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York Times and E&E TV May 10, 2013 - 4:15pm Addthis Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman recently discussed the progress being made with modernization of the nation's electric grid and the benefits that consumers, businesses, and communities across the nation are seeing, including fewer outages, more efficient operations, faster power restoration when disruptions occur, cost savings, and job creation. During a New York Times conference on "Energy for Tomorrow: Building Sustainable Cities," Assistant Secretary Hoffman joined ConEd CEO Kevin Burke, and Euroheat and Power CEO Sabine Froning for a discussion on

155

Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Strategy |  

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

Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Strategy Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Strategy September 5, 2012 - 12:57pm Addthis The Obama Administration's Digital Government Strategy provides a vision for a 21st century government that lays a strong foundation for modernizing technology services across the Federal Government. At Energy, we're implementing a three-pillar approach -- Transform, Protect and Advance - as part of this broader strategy, driving more secure, cost-effective, and efficient IT infrastructure and services. Transforming IT architecture to drive cost savings and streamlined operations The Department is leveraging new tools and services that will further reduce costs and streamline operations - making our IT infrastructure

156

Department of Energy Launches New Series on Grid Modernization | Department  

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

Launches New Series on Grid Modernization Launches New Series on Grid Modernization Department of Energy Launches New Series on Grid Modernization June 3, 2013 - 4:31pm Addthis The Department of Energy is highlighting grid modernization efforts this week with a series that explains how investing in the electric power grid is delivering significant benefits to consumers, businesses, and communities across the nation. A Huffington Post blog from Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman describes the dramatic transformation now underway and how this work is vital for the U.S. to continue prospering in a world filled with change. On the OE website, you can read about the economic impact of the Recovery Act funding and how the Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid report shows that the combined

157

Method and computer program product for maintenance and modernization backlogging  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

According to one embodiment, a computer program product for determining future facility conditions includes a computer readable medium having computer readable program code stored therein. The computer readable program code includes computer readable program code for calculating a time period specific maintenance cost, for calculating a time period specific modernization factor, and for calculating a time period specific backlog factor. Future facility conditions equal the time period specific maintenance cost plus the time period specific modernization factor plus the time period specific backlog factor. In another embodiment, a computer-implemented method for calculating future facility conditions includes calculating a time period specific maintenance cost, calculating a time period specific modernization factor, and calculating a time period specific backlog factor. Future facility conditions equal the time period specific maintenance cost plus the time period specific modernization factor plus the time period specific backlog factor. Other embodiments are also presented.

Mattimore, Bernard G; Reynolds, Paul E; Farrell, Jill M

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

158

STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries ...

Gerovitch, Slava

159

STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will ...

Jones, David S. (David Shumway)

160

Social and Cultural Boundaries in Pre-Modern Poland.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Boundaries—physical, political, social, religious, and cultural—were a key feature of life in medieval and early modern Poland, and this volume focuses on the ways in… (more)

Teter, Magda

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

17.950 Understanding Modern Military Operations, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A proper understanding of modern military operations requires a prior understanding of both the material side of war, including especially weapon, sensor, communication, and information processing technologies, and the ...

Cote, Owen R., 1960-

162

COMMERCIAL UTILITY PERSPECTIVES ON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONTROL ROOM MODERNIZATION  

SciTech Connect

Commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the United States need to modernize their main control rooms (MCR). Many NPPs have done partial upgrades with some success and with some challenges. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, and in particular the Advanced Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) and Information Systems Technologies Research and Development (R&D) Pathway within LWRS, is designed to assist commercial nuclear power industry with their MCR modernization efforts. As part of this framework, a survey was issued to utility representatives of the LWRS Program Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems/Technologies (II&C) Utility Working Group to obtain their views on a range of issues related to MCR modernization, including: drivers, barriers, and technology options, and the effects these aspects will have on concepts of operations, modernization strategies, and staffing. This paper summarizes the key survey results and discusses their implications.

Jeffrey C. Joe; Ronald L. Boring; Julius J. Persensky

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Strategy |  

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

Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Strategy Transform, Protect and Advance - DOE's IT Modernization Strategy September 5, 2012 - 12:57pm Addthis The Obama Administration's Digital Government Strategy provides a vision for a 21st century government that lays a strong foundation for modernizing technology services across the Federal Government. At Energy, we're implementing a three-pillar approach -- Transform, Protect and Advance - as part of this broader strategy, driving more secure, cost-effective, and efficient IT infrastructure and services. Transforming IT architecture to drive cost savings and streamlined operations The Department is leveraging new tools and services that will further reduce costs and streamline operations - making our IT infrastructure

164

Secretary Chu to Participate in White House Grid Modernization Event |  

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

Secretary Chu to Participate in White House Grid Modernization Secretary Chu to Participate in White House Grid Modernization Event Secretary Chu to Participate in White House Grid Modernization Event June 10, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - On Monday, June 13th , U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will participate in an event at the White House on "Building the 21st Century Grid." The event is from 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern and will be livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. At the event, the Administration will announce a number of new public- and private-sector initiatives designed to accelerate the modernization of the Nation's electric infrastructure, bolster electric-grid innovation, and advance a clean energy economy, in part by taking greater advantage of digital and communications or "smart grid" technologies

165

Electric and Magnetic Walls on Dielectric Interfaces  

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Sufficient conditions of the existence of electric or magnetic walls on dielectric interfaces are given for a multizone uniform dielectric waveguiding system. If one of two adjacent dielectric zones supports a TEM field distribution while the other supports a TM (TE) field distribution, then the common dielectric interface behaves as an electric (magnetic) wall, that is, the electric (magnetic) field line is perpendicular to the interface while the magnetic (electric) field line is parallel to the interface.

Changbiao Wang

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

166

Science and Technology of Interfaces - International Symposium ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. OF INTERFACES. International Symposium Honoring the. Contributions of Dr. Bhakta Rath. Proceedings of a symposium ...

167

Hydro Life Extension Modernization Guide: Volume 1: Overall Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This guideline is the first in a series of guidelines for assessing the needs and benefits and evaluating the cost and economic justification of life extension and modernization alternatives at hydroelectric plants and for implementing the selected plan. It also provides a screening procedure and criteria to enable utility personnel to identify which hydroelectric plants are potentially suitable for modernization and which plants promise the most immediate return of the investment.

1999-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

168

Task Evaluations for Nuclear Plan I&C Modernization Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utility design engineers, strategic planners and executives need a comprehensive approach for managing the obsolescence of aging I&C as nuclear plants look forward to license extension and decades of future operation. Cost-effective modernization strategies that maximize the benefits of implementing new technology have proven elusive. This study examines benefits of I&C modernization in terms of their potential to streamline or eliminate operations and maintenance (O&M) tasks. Detailed interviews were co...

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

169

Film bonded fuel cell interface configuration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved interface configuration for use between adjacent elements of a fuel cell stack. The interface is impervious to gas and liquid and provides resistance to corrosion by the electrolyte of the fuel cell. A multi-layer arrangement for the interface provides bridging electrical contact with a hot-pressed resin filling the void space.

Kaufman, Arthur (West Orange, NJ); Terry, Peter L. (Chatham, NJ)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

User interface design with matrix algebra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is usually very hard, both for designers and users, to reason reliably about user interfaces. This article shows that 'push button' and 'point and click' user interfaces are algebraic structures. Users effectively do algebra when they interact, and ... Keywords: Matrix algebra, feature interaction, usability analysis, user interface design

Harold Thimbleby

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

A Concurrent General Purpose Operator Interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Compact interactive control consoles are rephcing traditional control rooms as operator interfaces for physical processes. In the irust major application of concurrent programming outside the area of operating systems, this paper presents a design for ... Keywords: Computer graphics, Concurrent Pascal, concurrent programming, interactive system, man-machine interface, operator interface, process control

Neil B. Corrigan; J. Denbigh Starkey

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Proxying location update for idle mode interfaces  

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In cellular networks it is the mobile node's responsibility to update the network about its location change, especially when this one enters idle mode. We developed a new framework [8] where the idle interface is powered-off to save energy and thus could ... Keywords: MIH services, idle/active mode, location-update, proxied interface, proxied multi-radio interface, proxy entity

Hicham Mahkoum; Abdelhakim S. Hafid; Behcet Sarikaya

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Taking stock of user interface history  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The user interface is coming of age and papers adressing UI history have appeared in fair amounts in the last 25 years. Most of them address particular aspects such as an innovative interface paradigm or the contribution of a visionary or a research ... Keywords: HCI history, history of computing, history of technology, user interface history

Anker Helms Jørgensen

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Guidance for Human-system Interfaces to Automatic Systems  

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Automation is ubiquitous in modern complex systems, and commercial nuclear- power plants are no exception. Automation is applied to a wide range of functions, including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, and response implementation. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting personnel in nearly all aspects of system operation. In light of its increasing use and importance in new- and future-plants, guidance is needed to conduct safety reviews of the operator's interface with automation. The objective of this research was to develop such guidance. We first characterized the important HFE aspects of automation, including six dimensions: Levels, functions, processes, modes, flexibility, and reliability. Next, we reviewed literature on the effects of all of these aspects of automation on human performance, and on the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs). Then, we used this technical basis established from the literature to identify general principles for human-automation interaction and to develop review guidelines. The guidelines consist of the following seven topics: Automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration.

O'Hara, J.M.; Higgins, J.; Stephen Fleger; Valerie Barnes

2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

175

L'appareil de l'architecture moderne : new materials and architectural modernity in France, 1889-1934  

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This dissertation is an historical inquiry into the role played by new building materials in the formation of architectural modernism in France. It proceeds on the theoretical assumption that a "material" is not a technical ...

Legault, Réjean

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Human-system Interfaces to Automatic Systems: Review Guidance and Technical Basis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automation has become ubiquitous in modern complex systems and commercial nuclear power plants are no exception. Beyond the control of plant functions and systems, automation is applied to a wide range of additional functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, response implementation, and interface management. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting plant personnel in nearly all aspects of plant operation. In light of the increasing use and importance of automation in new and future plants, guidance is needed to enable the NRC staff to conduct safety reviews of the human factors engineering (HFE) aspects of modern automation. The objective of the research described in this report was to develop guidance for reviewing the operator's interface with automation. We first developed a characterization of the important HFE aspects of automation based on how it is implemented in current systems. The characterization included five dimensions: Level of automation, function of automation, modes of automation, flexibility of allocation, and reliability of automation. Next, we reviewed literature pertaining to the effects of these aspects of automation on human performance and the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs) for automation. Then, we used the technical basis established by the literature to develop design review guidance. The guidance is divided into the following seven topics: Automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, we identified insights into the automaton design process, operator training, and operations.

OHara, J.M.; Higgins, J.C.

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

177

Surface rheology and interface stability.  

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We have developed a mature laboratory at Sandia to measure interfacial rheology, using a combination of home-built, commercially available, and customized commercial tools. An Interfacial Shear Rheometer (KSV ISR-400) was modified and the software improved to increase sensitivity and reliability. Another shear rheometer, a TA Instruments AR-G2, was equipped with a du Nouey ring, bicone geometry, and a double wall ring. These interfacial attachments were compared to each other and to the ISR. The best results with the AR-G2 were obtained with the du Nouey ring. A Micro-Interfacial Rheometer (MIR) was developed in house to obtain the much higher sensitivity given by a smaller probe. However, it was found to be difficult to apply this technique for highly elastic surfaces. Interfaces also exhibit dilatational rheology when the interface changes area, such as occurs when bubbles grow or shrink. To measure this rheological response we developed a Surface Dilatational Rheometer (SDR), in which changes in surface tension with surface area are measured during the oscillation of the volume of a pendant drop or bubble. All instruments were tested with various surfactant solutions to determine the limitations of each. In addition, foaming capability and foam stability were tested and compared with the rheology data. It was found that there was no clear correlation of surface rheology with foaming/defoaming with different types of surfactants, but, within a family of surfactants, rheology could predict the foam stability. Diffusion of surfactants to the interface and the behavior of polyelectrolytes were two subjects studied with the new equipment. Finally, surface rheological terms were added to a finite element Navier-Stokes solver and preliminary testing of the code completed. Recommendations for improved implementation were given. When completed we plan to use the computations to better interpret the experimental data and account for the effects of the underlying bulk fluid.

Yaklin, Melissa A.; Cote, Raymond O.; Moffat, Harry K.; Grillet, Anne Mary; Walker, Lynn; Koehler, Timothy P.; Reichert, Matthew D. (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA); Castaneda, Jaime N.; Mondy, Lisa Ann; Brooks, Carlton, F.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Metawidgets in the multimodal interface  

SciTech Connect

We analyze two intertwined and fundamental issues concerning computer-to-human communication in the multimodal interfaces: the interplay between sound and graphics, and the role of object persistence. Our observations lead us to introduce metawidgets as abstract entities capable of manifesting themselves to users as image, as sound, or as various combinations and/or sequences of the two media. We show examples of metawidgets in action, and discuss mechanisms for choosing among alternative media for metawidget instantiation. Finally, we describe a couple of experimental microworlds we have implemented to test out some of our ideas. 17 refs., 7 figs.

Blattner, M.M. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States) Anderson (M.D.) Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)); Glinert, E.P.; Jorge, J.A.; Ormsby, G.R. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Dept. of Computer Science)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

The Construction of Early Modernity in Spanish Film  

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The presence of early modern Spanish history in Spanish film has received only limited scholarly attention. The entire group of Spanish films dealing with the Spanish early modern era has never been placed under study by any overarching research. This dissertation reframes the evolution of the cinematographic representation of the Spanish past as it studies the mechanisms employed by Spanish films in representing an essential part of Spanish past: early modernity. Studied are 19 period films that group themselves around some of most representative subjects in early modernity: the Monarchy and Nobility, and the Spanish Inquisition. Studied also is the most expensive Spanish period film, Alatriste (2006). Through the analysis of artistic, industrial, historiographical, and political elements, and the deconstruction of the historical message of each film, as well as the analysis of their reception, it is clear that Spanish period films set in early modernity tell us as much about the time of their making and the shaping of the historical consciousness of Spain as they do about the era that they represent on screen.

Zarate Casanova, Miguel Angel

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going | Department of Energy  

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

Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going July 25, 2011 - 2:02pm Addthis Utilities are delivering more reliable and affordable energy as a result of Recovery Act investment, and sharing lessons learned about new Smart Grid technologies. | Diagram from Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Utilities are delivering more reliable and affordable energy as a result of Recovery Act investment, and sharing lessons learned about new Smart Grid technologies. | Diagram from Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Patricia A. Hoffman Patricia A. Hoffman Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Over the last few weeks, I have traveled around the country to talk - and

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181

School Facility Program - Modernization Grants | Department of Energy  

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Facility Program - Modernization Grants Facility Program - Modernization Grants School Facility Program - Modernization Grants < Back Eligibility Schools Program Info State California Program Type State Grant Program Rebate Amount Varies Note: California voters approved [Note: California voters approved Ballot Proposition 39 in November 2012. The new law closes a tax loophole, which is expected to provide $1 billion in additional revenue every year. According to the law, half of the new funding collected in the first five years must be used for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at schools and public facilities, workforce development, and providing assitance to local governments in establishing and implementing PACE programs. It is unclear at this time how the new funding will be allocated,

182

Smart Grid Week: Working to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid |  

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Smart Grid Week: Working to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid Smart Grid Week: Working to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid Smart Grid Week: Working to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid June 3, 2013 - 11:00am Addthis Introducing Smart Grid Week. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Introducing Smart Grid Week. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Learn More about the Smart Grid Visit smartgrid.gov for access to videos, maps and data on the effort to transform the nation's electric grid. Take a look at A Policy Framework For the 21st Century Grid: A Progress Report, from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Our new Energy.gov series, Smart Grid Week, highlights efforts happening

183

Modernizing the Grid: Getting More out of America's Energy | Department  

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Modernizing the Grid: Getting More out of America's Energy Modernizing the Grid: Getting More out of America's Energy Modernizing the Grid: Getting More out of America's Energy February 10, 2012 - 4:37pm Addthis A crew from Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, TN, install an S&C IntelliRupter PulseCloser on its distribution network. EPB is installing more than 1,000 of the smart switches which can detect customer outages remotely, isolate damaged sections of the power lines and quickly restore power to customers. | Photo courtesy of EPB Chattanooga A crew from Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, TN, install an S&C IntelliRupter PulseCloser on its distribution network. EPB is installing more than 1,000 of the smart switches which can detect customer outages remotely, isolate damaged sections of the power lines and quickly restore

184

Development of a Secure, Economic and Environmentally friendly Modern Power  

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Secure, Economic and Environmentally friendly Modern Power Secure, Economic and Environmentally friendly Modern Power System (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Development of a Secure, Economic and Environmentally friendly Modern Power System Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392°, 9.501785° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.26392,"lon":9.501785,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

185

Department of Energy Announces Five Awards to Modernize the Nation's  

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

Five Awards to Modernize the Five Awards to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid Department of Energy Announces Five Awards to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid November 17, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced an investment from the Department of Energy of more than $19 million for five projects aimed at optimizing the nation's electric grid. Collectively, these projects will apply technologies, tools and techniques that are capable of transforming the electric grid into a system that is cleaner and more efficient, reliable, resilient and responsive. The projects announced today also support the Administration's goal of building the infrastructure necessary to bring clean, low-cost energy sources to American homes and businesses.

186

Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going | Department of Energy  

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

Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going Modernizing the Grid: Keeping the Dialogue Going July 25, 2011 - 2:02pm Addthis Utilities are delivering more reliable and affordable energy as a result of Recovery Act investment, and sharing lessons learned about new Smart Grid technologies. | Diagram from Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Utilities are delivering more reliable and affordable energy as a result of Recovery Act investment, and sharing lessons learned about new Smart Grid technologies. | Diagram from Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Patricia A. Hoffman Patricia A. Hoffman Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Over the last few weeks, I have traveled around the country to talk - and

187

Obama Administration Officials to Announce Job-Creating Grid Modernization  

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

Officials to Announce Job-Creating Grid Officials to Announce Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot Projects Obama Administration Officials to Announce Job-Creating Grid Modernization Pilot Projects October 4, 2011 - 5:03pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, White House CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy Lauren Azar will hold a press conference call to announce grid modernization pilot projects for accelerated Federal permitting tomorrow, October 5, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The Administration's recently formed Rapid Response Team for Transmission (RRTT) will announce steps to accelerate responsible and informed deployment of several key transmission facilities. When built, the pilot projects will create thousands of construction and operations jobs, and

188

Laboratory Modernization | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Facilities and Facilities and Infrastructure » Laboratory Modernization Safety, Security and Infrastructure (SSI) SSI Home Facilities and Infrastructure Laboratory Modernization Safeguards & Security Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Organization Chart .pdf file (82KB) Phone Listing .pdf file (129KB) SC HQ Continuity of Operations (COOP) Implementation Plan .pdf file (307KB) Categorical Exclusion Determinations SLI & SS Budget Contact Information Safety, Security and Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy SC-31/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-4097 F: (301) 903-7047 Facilities and Infrastructure Laboratory Modernization Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page 1st image content Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo

189

Shader Performance Analysis on a Modern GPU Architecture  

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This paper presents an analysis of the performance of the shader processing units in a modern Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) architecture using real graphic applications. The architecture of a modern GPU is described and a simulator and associated framework used to evaluate the architecture is introduced. The paper analyses the effects in performance of different configurations of the shader processing units and compares a classic GPU with a unified shader GPU. The evaluated unified shader architecture proves to be 15 % to 30 % more efficient, in terms of area, with a 2 % to 7 % improvement in performance when compared with a similar non-unified architecture. 1.

Victor Moya; Carlos Gonzalez; Jordi Roca; Agustin Fern; Roger Espasa

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Generating Remote Control Interfaces for Complex Appliances  

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The personal universal controller (PUC) is an approach for improving the interfaces to complex appliances by introducing an intermediary graphical or speech interface. A PUC engages in two-way communication with everyday appliances, first downloading a specification of the appliance's functions, and then automatically creating an interface for controlling that appliance. The specification of each appliance includes a high-level description of every function, a hierarchical grouping of those functions, and dependency information, which relates the availability of each function to the appliance's state. Dependency information makes it easier for designers to create specifications and helps the automatic interface generators produce a higher quality result. We describe the architecture that supports the PUC, and the interface generators that use our specification language to build high-quality graphical and speech interfaces.

Jeffrey Nichols; Brad A. Myers; Michael Higgins; Joseph Hughes; Thomas K. Harris; Roni Rosenfeld; Mathilde Pignol

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

High Performance Thermal Interface Technology Overview  

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An overview on recent developments in thermal interfaces is given with a focus on a novel thermal interface technology that allows the formation of 2-3 times thinner bondlines with strongly improved thermal properties at lower assembly pressures. This is achieved using nested hierarchical surface channels to control the particle stacking with highly particle-filled materials. Reliability testing with thermal cycling has also demonstrated a decrease in thermal resistance after extended times with longer overall lifetime compared to a flat interface.

R. Linderman; T. Brunschwiler; B. Smith; B. Michel

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

192

Sandia National Laboratories Fluid Interface Position Optical ...  

The fiber optic technology of this Sandia ... absorbed light in the system and calculate the position of the interface between opaque and clear ...

193

Designing Success - Industrial Process Interface Development.  

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??This master thesis describes and treats the conflict between usability and safety in designing industrial interfaces. With literature studies and case studies as a base… (more)

Persson, Markus

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

User interfaces in space science instrumentation .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis examines user interaction with instrumentation in the specific context of space science. It gathers together existing practice in machine interfaces with a look… (more)

McCalden, A.J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Fourier Grid Hamiltonian 1D Program Interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fourier Grid Hamiltonian 1D Program Interface Description. ... The number of points used in the grid is also set in the Range Frame. ...

2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

196

Are Patents on Interfaces Impeding Interoperability?  

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Leveraging, and Essential Facilities: InteroperabilityU.S. and EU caselaw on essential facilities and refusals tos interfaces are an “essential facility” which Microsoft, as

Samuelson, Pamela

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

1 INTRODUCTION Modern nuclear reactor concepts make use of pas-  

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1 INTRODUCTION Modern nuclear reactor concepts make use of pas- sive safety features (Fong et al systems in advanced nuclear reactors; in (Cardoso et al. 2008), Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs: Special Issue "Natural Circulation in Nuclear Reactor Systems", Hindawi Publishing Corpo- ration, Paper

198

Biodiversity and biogeography of phages in modern stromatolites and thrombolites  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

investigated and so far reveals a cosmopolitan distribution of phage genetic material (or genotypes)1­4 . Here we address this cosmopolitan distribution through the analysis of phage communities in modern that they are cosmopolitan in distribution, unlike some examples of highly endemic populations of bacteria and archaea9

Kelley, Scott

199

Hydro Life Extension Modernization Guides: Volume 2: Hydromechanical Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This guideline is the second in a series of guidelines for assessing the needs and benefits and evaluating the cost and economic justification of life extension and modernization alternatives at hydroelectric plants and for implementing the selected plan. This volume covers the hydromechanical aspects of hydroelectric plants, comprising the turbine and its associated components.

2000-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

200

Modeling and simulation applied in modernization of energy production plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present work presents a methodology that has been developed and successfully applied to support the information requirements of engineers in charge of the operation, modernization, and/or maintenance of energy production plants (power, oil and gas). ... Keywords: CAD software, energy production, engineering design and data management, industrial plant, operation and maintenance support

Jesús Vázquez Bustos; Benjamín Eddie Zayas Pérez

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Application of Modern Visualization Techniques to Improve Human Decision Making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of a research study investigating the application of "modern" visualization technology to improve human situation awareness, problem solving, and decision-making in nuclear power generating stations and associated utility support organizations. The findings, however, should be of value to all electric utility sectors.

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

202

Stability of Java interfaces: a preliminary investigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The attribute of stability is regarded by some as an important attribute of software. Some claims regarding software design quality imply that what are called interfaces in Java are stable. This paper introduces some new metrics for investigating ... Keywords: java interface, software metrics, stability

Jonathan Chow; Ewan Tempero

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Towards a cultural user interface generation principles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As ubiquitous computing, and pervasive computing technology are being applied rapidly to the service industry, in the field of HCI, more complex and in-depth research are required at the moment. The efforts to make user experience more valuable using ... Keywords: CTT, Cultural dimensions model, Cultural markers, Cultural user interface, Culture centered design, MB-UID, User interface generation

Jung-Min Oh; Nammee Moon

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Gender Differences in Interface Type Task Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three pillars of usability are efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction. Today's human-computer interface HCI, used in cellular phone, software, Internet, personal digital assistants and others should be designed to meet these three pillars. This ... Keywords: Gender, Icon, Interface, Menu, Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Usefulness, Task Completion

Raafat George Saadé; Dennis Kira; Camille Alexandre Otrakji

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Standardization of user interfaces for lighting controls  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Standardization of human-machine interfaces has proved beneficial in a number of technology areas. Lighting control is a home and office technology that is of central importance in energy efficiency and could potentially benefit from standardization, ... Keywords: CIE, Concepts, HVAC, IEANA, IEC, ISO, Indicators, LED, Lighting controls, NEMA, SAE, Standards, Symbols, User interfaces

Bruce Nordman; Jessica Granderson; Kelly Cunningham

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Intelligent interface for design and simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We are developing a system composed of intelligent interfaces, expert systems, and databases that uses artificial intelligence techniques to simplify the use of large simulation codes and to help design complicated physical devices. The simulation codes are used in analyzing and designing weapons, and the devices are themselves parts of weapon systems. From a designer's point of view, the simulation process is the same no matter what is being simulated. In the course of developing two intelligent interfaces for the design of nuclear weapons, we have found that data-driven programming is a useful technique for implementing an open-ended user interface to assist the designer. We discuss the simulation process as it is done now and as it could be done with intelligent interfaces. We then discuss the use of data-driven programming in a database environment to support an interface for an arbitrary number of simulation codes. 3 figs.

Draisin, W.; Peter, E.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Modern Heating Options for Commercial/Institutional Buildings  

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Modern Heating Options for Commercial/Institutional Buildings Modern Heating Options for Commercial/Institutional Buildings Speaker(s): Thomas Durkin Date: February 23, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Moira Howard-Jeweler This seminar presentation will be video-conferenced from our Washington, DC Projects office.) According to USGBC, LBNL, and CBECS data, commercial/institutional buildings use one quarter of all the energy consumed in the US. Depending on the geographic area of the country, heating can be as little as 30% (Houston), or as much as 68% (Minneapolis) of the building total. Mr. Durkin will share his experience in dramatically reducing the heating energy in buildings using a combination of low temperature boilers, heat recovery strategies and a new approach to geo-thermal systems. His data from completed projects shows 50 to 60%

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Presentation to the EAC - Grid Modernization - Anjan Bose  

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

GRID MODERNIZATION GRID MODERNIZATION EAC MEETING OCT 15 Anjan Bose - Grid Tech Team U.S. Department of Energy Vision of the Future Grid A seamless, cost-effective electricity system, from generation to end- use, capable of meeting all clean energy demands and capacity requirements, while allowing consumer participation and electricity use as desired:  Significant scale-up of Clean Energy (renewables, natural gas, nuclear, fossil with CCUS)  Allows 100% consumer participation and choice (including distributed generation, demand-side management, electrification of transportation, and energy efficiency)  100% holistically designed (including regional diversity, AC-DC hybrid configurations, and centralized-decentralized control)  Accommodates two-way flows of energy and information

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Emergent Phenomena at Oxide Interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transition metal oxides (TMOs) are an ideal arena for the study of electronic correlations because the s-electrons of the transition metal ions are removed and transferred to oxygen ions, and hence the strongly correlated d-electrons determine their physical properties such as electrical transport, magnetism, optical response, thermal conductivity, and superconductivity. These electron correlations prohibit the double occupancy of metal sites and induce a local entanglement of charge, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom. This gives rise to a variety of phenomena, e.g., Mott insulators, various charge/spin/orbital orderings, metal-insulator transitions, multiferroics, and superconductivity. In recent years, there has been a burst of activity to manipulate these phenomena, as well as create new ones, using oxide heterostructures. Most fundamental to understanding the physical properties of TMOs is the concept of symmetry of the order parameter. As Landau recognized, the essence of phase transitions is the change of the symmetry. For example, ferromagnetic ordering breaks the rotational symmetry in spin space, i.e., the ordered phase has lower symmetry than the Hamiltonian of the system. There are three most important symmetries to be considered here. (i) Spatial inversion (I), defined as r {yields} -r. In the case of an insulator, breaking this symmetry can lead to spontaneous electric polarization, i.e. ferroelectricity, or pyroelectricity once the point group belongs to polar group symmetry. (ii) Time-reversal symmetry (T) defined as t {yields} -t. In quantum mechanics, the time-evolution of the wave-function {Psi} is given by the phase factor e{sup -iEt/{h_bar}} with E being the energy, and hence time-reversal basically corresponds to taking the complex conjugate of the wave-function. Also the spin, which is induced by the 'spinning' of the particle, is reversed by time-reversal. Broken T-symmetry is most naturally associated with magnetism, since the spin operator changes sign with T-operation. (iii) Gauge symmetry (G), which is associated with a change in the phase of the wave-function as {Psi} {yields} e{sup i{theta}}{Psi}. Gauge symmetry is connected to the law of charge conservation, and broken G-symmetry corresponds to superconductivity/superfluidity. To summarize, the interplay among these electronic degrees of freedom produces various forms of symmetry breaking patterns of I, T, and G, leading to novel emergent phenomena, which can appear only by the collective behavior of electrons and cannot be expected from individual electrons. Figure 1 shows this schematically by means of several representative phenomena. From this viewpoint, the interfaces of TMOs offer a unique and important laboratory because I is already broken by the structure itself, and the detailed form of broken I-symmetry can often be designed. Also, two-dimensionality usually enhances the effects of electron correlations by reducing their kinetic energy. These two features of oxide interfaces produce many novel effects and functions that cannot be attained in bulk form. Given that the electromagnetic responses are a major source of the physical properties of solids, and new gauge structures often appear in correlated electronic systems, we put 'emergent electromagnetism' at the center of Fig. 1.

Hwang, H.Y.

2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Cognitive Systems in the Scope of Modern European Strategic Priorities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cognitive systems are a fundamental prospect of innovation and growth activities in the European Union (and worldwide) as they are able to perceive, reason and vigorously interact in modern digital operational environments by interpreting received information ... Keywords: Autonomic Communications, Cognitive Networks/Systems, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Radio, Digital Convergence, Future And Emerging Technologies (Fet), Information And Communications Technologies (Ict), Knowledge-Based Economy, Network Reconfiguration, System Adaptability, System Robustness, Technological Innovation

Ioannis P. Chochliouros; Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Hydro Life Extension Modernization Guides, Volume 3: Electromechanical Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hydroelectric power generation is a proven vital source of electricity in the United States and worldwide. This guideline represents the third in a series of seven to help hydroelectric utilities assess the needs and benefits of life extension and modernization. This volume focuses on alternatives for plant electromechanical equipment to assist in evaluating the cost and economic justification for various alternatives and to implement the selected plan. It also provides a screening procedure and criteria...

2001-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

212

Hydro Life Extension Modernization Guide: Volume 7 - Protection and Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hydroelectric power generation is a proven vital source of electricity in the United States and worldwide. This guideline -- Volume 7 in a series -- will help hydroelectric utilities assess the benefits of life extension and modernization alternatives for plant protection and control systems, evaluate the economic justification for such alternatives, and implement the selected plan. The guidelines provide screening procedures and criteria to enable utility personnel to identify which hydroelectric plants...

2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High Integrity Can Design Interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program is chartered with facilitating the disposition of DOE-owned spent nuclear fuel to allow disposal at a geologic repository. This is done through coordination with the repository program and by assisting DOE Site owners of SNF with needed information, standardized requirements, packaging approaches, etc. The High Integrity Can (HIC) will be manufactured to provide a substitute or barrier enhancement for normal fuel geometry and cladding. The can would be nested inside the DOE standardized canister which is designed to interface with the repository waste package. The HIC approach may provide the following benefits over typical canning approaches for DOE SNF. (a) It allows ready calculation and management of criticality issues for miscellaneous. (b) It segments and further isolates damaged or otherwise problem materials from normal SNF in the repository package. (c) It provides a very long term corrosion barrier. (d) It provides an extra internal pressure barrier for particulates, gaseous fission products, hydrogen, and water vapor. (e) It delays any potential release of fission products to the repository environment. (f) It maintains an additional level of fuel geometry control during design basis accidents, rock-fall, and seismic events. (g) When seal welded, it could provide the additional containment required for shipments involving plutonium content in excess of 20 Ci. (10 CFR 71.63.b) if integrated with an appropriate cask design. Long term corrosion protection is central to the HIC concept. The material selected for the HIC (Hastelloy C-22) has undergone extensive testing for repository service. The most severe theoretical interactions between iron, repository water containing chlorides and other repository construction materials have been tested. These expected chemical species have not been shown capable of corroding the selected HIC material. Therefore, the HIC should provide a significant barrier to DOE SNF dispersal long after most commercial SNF has degraded and begun moving into the repository environment.

Shaber, E.L.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Energy Research and Modernization Institute ICEMENERG | Open Energy  

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Research and Modernization Institute ICEMENERG Research and Modernization Institute ICEMENERG Jump to: navigation, search Name The Energy Research and Modernization Institute (ICEMENERG) Place Bucharest, Romania Sector Biofuels, Biomass, Efficiency, Geothermal energy, Hydro, Wind energy Product Research institute that covers many sectors including wind, PV, STEG, biomass, biofuels, mini-hydro, geothermal and energy efficiency. Coordinates 44.434295°, 26.102965° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.434295,"lon":26.102965,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Property:User Interface | Open Energy Information  

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Interface Interface Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type String. The allowed values for this property are: Website Spreadsheet Desktop Application Mobile Device Other Pages using the property "User Interface" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A New Scheme for the Promotion of Renewable Energies in Developing Countries: The Renewable Energy Regulated Purchase Tariff + Website + AGI-32 + Desktop Application + APFED-Good Practice Database + Website + Accounting for Co-benefits in Asia's Transportation Sector: Methods and Applications + Spreadsheet + ActiveGreenScore + Mobile Device + Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) + Desktop Application + Agriculture and Land Use National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software + Desktop Application +

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Impact of modern logistics on industrial location choice and property markets  

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The debate on the impact of modern logistics on industrial location choice and property markets focuses on (1) whether modern inventory control and supply- chain configuration consolidate manufacturing and distribution ...

Li, Yu, 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A step toward a more modern lithium factory | Y-12 National Security...  

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A step toward a more modern ... A step toward a more modern lithium factory Posted: February 7, 2013 - 6:25pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 9, Issue 2 | 2013 Y-12 is the only site in the...

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Above Sea: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Ruins of Shanghai's New Heaven on Earth  

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s Gate: Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture on Shanghai’sas Mainland China’s most cosmopolitan and modern metropolis.a Shanghai-based brand of cosmopolitan modernity, of The New

Lin, Jenny Grace

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

"Indigenous" -- "Vernacular" : negotiating an American history for modernism through the lens of the architectural exhibition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

After modernism was conceptualized as the "International Style" at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932, historians and critics sought to legitimate American architecture through the construction of a linear ancestry which ...

Rahmlow, Rebecca Suzanne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Great expectations : provisional modernism and the reception of J.J.P. Oud  

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My dissertation analyzes the reception of the work of J.J.P. Oud (1890-1963), the modern Dutch architect, by examining the systems of dissemination and reception of modern European architecture from 1910 to 1953. Reception ...

Beischer, Thomas G. (Thomas Gustav), 1968-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - A Systems View of the Modern Grid_Final_v2_0...  

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it modern, or smart, or intelligent, but by first building the construct of a modern grid that serves a defined purpose. The systems view approach was used by the NETL MGI team...

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Guidelines for Control Center Application Program Interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Applying the interoperability concept to the utility control center requires application program interfaces (API) for energy management systems (EMS). This report contains guidelines for achieving plug compatibility of application programs in the control center EMS.

1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Film bonded fuel cell interface configuration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to improved elements for use in fuel cell stacks, and more particularly, to a stack having a corrosion-resistant, electrally conductive, fluid-impervious interface member therein.

Kaufman, Arthur (West Orange, NJ); Terry, Peter L. (Chatham, NJ)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic characterization of interfaces in composite bonds  

SciTech Connect

The inverse determination of imperfect interfaces from reflection spectra of normal and oblique incident ultrasonic waves in adhesive bonds of multidirectional composites is investigated. The oblique measurements are complicated by the highly dispersed nature of oblique wave spectra at frequencies above 3MHz. Different strategies for bond property reconstruction, including a modulation method, are discussed. The relation of measured interfacial spring density to the physico-chemical model of a composite interface described by polymer molecular bonds to emulate loss of molecular strength on an adhesive composite interface is discussed. This potentially relates the interfacial (adhesion) strength (number of bonds at the adhesive substrate interface) to the spring constant (stiffness) area density (flux), which is an ultrasonically measurable parameter.

Wang, N.; Lobkis, O. I.; Rokhlin, S. I. [Ohio State University, Edison Joining Technology Center, 1248 Arthur E Adams Drive, Columbus OH 43221 (United States); Cantrell, J. H. [NASA Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 231, Hampton, Virginia 23681 (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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T-526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote...  

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

526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability T-526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code Execution...

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T-703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface...  

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703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface Lets Remote Users Obtain Database Contents T-703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface Lets...

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Implementation of the Clinical Research Query Interface VISAGE.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??An innovative new query interface called VISAGE (VISual AGgregator and Explorer) has been developed for use in the PhysioMIMI system. This interface consists of three… (more)

Sandberg, Neil L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Atomic Cu/Nb Interface Structures Characterized by Transmission ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To understand the interface effect on mechanical behavior, atomic Cu/Nb interface structures were studied by (scanning) transmission electron microscopy  ...

229

Advanced Thermal Interface Materials for Power Electronics (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advancing thermal interface materials for power electronics is a critical factor in power electronics equipment. NREL aims to improve thermal interface materials for power electronics technologies.

Narumanchi, S.

2007-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

230

Model-based testing in legacy software modernization: an experience report  

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With the advent of cloud computing more and more vendors strive to modernize legacy applications and deploy them into the cloud. In particular when the legacy system is still applied in the field, the vendor must ensure a seamless change to the modernized ... Keywords: Fokus!MBT, Model-driven modernization, UML Testing Profile (UTP), model-based testing (MBT), test automation

Marc-Florian Wendland, Marco Kranz, Christian Hein, Tom Ritter, Ana García Flaquer

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Parameter optimization of modern machining processes using teaching-learning-based optimization algorithm  

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Modern machining processes are now-a-days widely used by manufacturing industries in order to produce high quality precise and very complex products. These modern machining processes involve large number of input parameters which may affect the cost ... Keywords: Abrasive jet machining, Modern machining processes, Parameter optimization, TLBO algorithm, Ultrasonic machining, Wire electrical discharge machining

R. Venkata Rao; V. D. Kalyankar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

A Universal Speech Interface for Appliances  

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Can a single, universal speech interface look-and-feel be used to effectively control a wide variety of appliances? Can such an interface be automatically derived from a functional appliance specification? We built the Speech Graffiti Personal Universal Controller (SG-PUC), a universal interface and framework for human-appliance speech interaction, as a proof-of-concept. Its specification language and communications protocol effectively separate the SG-PUC from the appliances that it controls, enabling mobile and universal speech-based appliance control. To realize such an automatically derived dialog system, the controller employs a universal control language. The development of interfaces to numerous appliances and the results of user studies demonstrate the usefulness of the SG-PUC, indicating that high quality and low cost human-appliance speech interface can be largely appliance agnostic. This investigation also helps to validate the principles of Speech Graffiti as a speech interface paradigm, and provides a baseline for future studies in this area.

Thomas Kevin Harris

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Daphne in the twentieth century: the grotesque in modern poetry  

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This dissertation seeks to expose the importance of the grotesque in the poetry and writings of Trans-Atlantic poets of the early twentieth century, particularly Ezra Pound, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Marianne Moore and T.S. Eliot. Prior scholarship on the poets minimizes the effect of the grotesque in favor of the more objective elements found in such movements as Imagism. This text argues that these poets re-established the grotesque in their writing after World War I mainly through Hellenic myths, especially myths concerning the motif of the tree. The myths of Daphne and Apollo, Baucis and Philemon, and others use the tree motif as an example of complete metamorphosis into a new identity. This is an example of what Mikhail Bakhtin entitles grotesque realism, a type of grotesque not acknowledged in art since the French Revolution. Since the revolution, the grotesque involved an image trapped between two established forms of identity, or what Bakhtin refers to as the Romantic grotesque. This grotesque traps the image in stasis and does not provide a dynamic change of identity in the same way as grotesque realism. Therefore, these poets introduce the subversive act of change of identity in Western literature that had been absent for the most part for nearly a century. The modern poets pick up the use of the complete metamorphosis found in Hellenic myth in order to identify with a constantly changing urban environment that alienated its inhabitants. The modern city is a form of the grotesque in that it has transformed its environment from a natural state to a manmade state that is constantly in a state of transformation, itself. The modern poets use Hellenic myths and the tree motif to create an identity for themselves that would be as dynamic in transformation as the environment they inhabited.

Martin, Thomas Henry

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Reactors: Modern-Day Alchemy - Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology  

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Achievements > Achievements > Legacy > Reactors: Modern-Day Alchemy About Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us Nuclear Energy Why Nuclear Energy? Why are some people afraid of Nuclear Energy? How do nuclear reactors work? Cheaper & Safer Nuclear Energy Helping to Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem Nuclear Reactors Nuclear Reactors Early Exploration Training Reactors Basic and Applied Science Research LWR Technology Development BORAX-III lighting Arco, Idaho (Press Release) Heavy Water and Graphite Reactors Fast Reactor Technology Integral Fast Reactor Argonne Reactor Tree CP-1 70th Anniversary CP-1 70th Anniversary Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy

235

Adam Smith and the Making of the Modern World  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Preface 1. Adam Smith’s Life and Work 2. Growth and Stasis 3. Of Wealth and Liberty 4. From Predation to Production Bibliography 3 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As with all books, this is a composite work and I would like to thank some... be potentially interested in one or two of the authors treated, but not all of them at once. So I have decided to re-issue each part as a downloadable electronic book, and add others parts of my exploration of the riddle of modernity in due course...

Macfarlane, Alan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

An interface tracking model for droplet electrocoalescence.  

SciTech Connect

This report describes an Early Career Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project to develop an interface tracking model for droplet electrocoalescence. Many fluid-based technologies rely on electrical fields to control the motion of droplets, e.g. microfluidic devices for high-speed droplet sorting, solution separation for chemical detectors, and purification of biodiesel fuel. Precise control over droplets is crucial to these applications. However, electric fields can induce complex and unpredictable fluid dynamics. Recent experiments (Ristenpart et al. 2009) have demonstrated that oppositely charged droplets bounce rather than coalesce in the presence of strong electric fields. A transient aqueous bridge forms between approaching drops prior to pinch-off. This observation applies to many types of fluids, but neither theory nor experiments have been able to offer a satisfactory explanation. Analytic hydrodynamic approximations for interfaces become invalid near coalescence, and therefore detailed numerical simulations are necessary. This is a computationally challenging problem that involves tracking a moving interface and solving complex multi-physics and multi-scale dynamics, which are beyond the capabilities of most state-of-the-art simulations. An interface-tracking model for electro-coalescence can provide a new perspective to a variety of applications in which interfacial physics are coupled with electrodynamics, including electro-osmosis, fabrication of microelectronics, fuel atomization, oil dehydration, nuclear waste reprocessing and solution separation for chemical detectors. We present a conformal decomposition finite element (CDFEM) interface-tracking method for the electrohydrodynamics of two-phase flow to demonstrate electro-coalescence. CDFEM is a sharp interface method that decomposes elements along fluid-fluid boundaries and uses a level set function to represent the interface.

Erickson, Lindsay Crowl

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

The Challenge of Centennial Earthquakes to Improve Modern Earthquake Engineering  

SciTech Connect

The recent commemoration of the centennial of the San Francisco and Valparaiso 1906 earthquakes has given the opportunity to reanalyze their damages from modern earthquake engineering perspective. These two earthquakes plus Messina Reggio Calabria 1908 had a strong impact in the birth and developing of earthquake engineering. The study of the seismic performance of some up today existing buildings, that survive centennial earthquakes, represent a challenge to better understand the limitations of our in use earthquake design methods. Only Valparaiso 1906 earthquake, of the three considered centennial earthquakes, has been repeated again as the Central Chile, 1985, Ms = 7.8 earthquake. In this paper a comparative study of the damage produced by 1906 and 1985 Valparaiso earthquakes is done in the neighborhood of Valparaiso harbor. In this study the only three centennial buildings of 3 stories that survived both earthquakes almost undamaged were identified. Since for 1985 earthquake accelerogram at El Almendral soil conditions as well as in rock were recoded, the vulnerability analysis of these building is done considering instrumental measurements of the demand. The study concludes that good performance of these buildings in the epicentral zone of large earthquakes can not be well explained by modern earthquake engineering methods. Therefore, it is recommended to use in the future of more suitable instrumental parameters, such as the destructiveness potential factor, to describe earthquake demand.

Saragoni, G. Rodolfo [Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad of Chile (Chile)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

238

Using a Research Simulator for Validating Control Room Modernization Concepts  

SciTech Connect

The Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is a research, development, and deployment program sponsored by the United States Department of Energy. The program is operated in close collaboration with industry research and development programs to provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of nuclear power plants that are currently in operation. Advanced instrumentation and control (I&C) technologies are needed to support the continued safe and reliable production of power from nuclear energy systems during sustained periods of operation up to and beyond their expected licensed lifetime. This requires that new capabilities to achieve process control be developed and eventually implemented in existing nuclear control rooms. It also requires that approaches be developed and proven to achieve sustainability of I&C systems throughout the period of extended operation. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is working closely with nuclear utilities to develop technologies and solutions to help ensure the safe life extension of current reactors. One of the main areas of focus is control room modernization. Current analog control rooms are growing obsolete, and it is difficult for utilities to maintain them. Using its reconfigurable control room simulator adapted from a training simulator, INL serves as a neutral test bed for implementing new control room system technologies and assisting in control room modernization efforts across.

Ronald L. Boring; Vivek Agarwal; Julius J. Persensky; Jeffrey C. Joe

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Temperature Dependent Interface Energy and Mobility Anisotropy in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Temperature Dependent Interface Energy and Mobility Anisotropy ... Engineering New Functionalities in Materials: Large Electromechanical ...

240

Advanced Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) for Power Electronics (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation describes our progress in the area of thermal interface materials for power electronics applications.

Narumanchi, S.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design by physical composition for complex tangible user interfaces  

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In this paper, we present a novel approach to create devices with tangible user interfaces by physical com-position. While the separation of the user interface from the application logic has a long tradition in software engineering, for products with ... Keywords: 3d printing, dialog independence, evolutionary prototyping, paper prototyping, physical interfaces, physical prototyping, smart products, tangible user interfaces

Tanja Doering; Bastian Pfleging; Christian Kray; Albrecht Schmidt

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Atomic Scale Characterization of Complex Oxide Interfaces  

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Complex oxides exhibit the most disparate behaviors, from ferroelectricity to high Tc superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance to insulating properties. For these reasons, oxide thin films are of interest for electronics and the emerging field of spintronics. But epitaxial complex oxide ultrathin films and heterostructures can be significantly affected or even dominated by the presence of interfaces and may exhibit intriguing new physical properties quite different from the bulk. A study of the relations between structure and chemistry at the atomic scale is needed to understand the macroscopic properties of such "interface-controlled" materials. For this purpose, the combination of aberration corrected Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) represents a very powerful tool. The availability of sub- ngstr m probes allows a level of unprecedented detail when analyzing not only the interface structure with sensitivity to single atoms, but also the interface chemistry. In this work state of the art STEM-EELS will be applied to the study of different oxide interfaces in heterostructures with titanates, manganites and cuprates based on the perovskite structure.

Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Pennycook, Timothy J [ORNL; Tian, Wei [ORNL; Mandrus, David [ORNL; Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL; Pena, V. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Sefrioui, Z. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Santamaria, J. [Universidad Complutense, Spain

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

IBECS network/ballast interface: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the work performed to design, develop, and demonstrate an IBECS network/ballast interface that is useful for economically dimming controllable ballasts in commercial buildings. The first section of the report provides the general background of the IBECS (Integrated Building Environmental Communications System) research and development work as well as the context for the development of the network/ballast interface. The research and development effort that went into producing the first proof-of-concept circuit and the physical prototype of that concept is detailed in the second section. In the third section of the report, we describe the lessons learned from the first demonstration of the network/ballast interface at an office at LBNL. The fourth section describes how electrical noise interference encountered with the first generation of interface led to design changes for a refined prototype that hardened the interface from electrical noise generated by the ballast. The final section of the report discusses the performance of refined prototype after we replaced the proof-of-concept prototype with the refined prototypes in the demonstration office at LBNL.

Rubinstein, Francis; Pettler, Pete

2001-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

244

"Collaborative mobile user interface design": how should companies design the mobile user interface together?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The special session will discuss challenges, real-world examples and future directions in the collaborative design of the user interfaces of mobile services, devices and application in and between Asia and the West. Keywords: China, collaborative-design, design webs, mobile user interface, personal experience design

David M L Williams

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Heart Interface Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Heart Interface Corporation Heart Interface Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Heart Interface Corporation Place Kent, Washington State Zip 98032 Sector Solar, Vehicles Product Manufacturers of power inverters for remoted solar powered residences, vehicles and marine applications. Bought by Xantrex in 2000. Coordinates 41.150928°, -81.358223° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.150928,"lon":-81.358223,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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IT: IDL TCL/TK Interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document describes the tcl command and command types which are us( communicate with IDL via the IDL Remote Procedure Call Interface. IDL is a program for the analysis and visualization of scientific and engineering data. It is supplied by Research Systems, Inc., Boulder, Colorado. In addition to the tcl application libraries necessary to build et, the IDL RPC library, which is part of the IDL distribution is needed. The reader of this document is assumed to be familiar with the et tcl implementation. See EPICS document ET:EPICS TCL/TK Interface by Bob Daly, for further information.

Daly, B.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Modern approaches to accelerator simulation and on-line control  

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COMFORT-PLUS consists of three parts: (1) COMFORT (Control Of Machine Function, ORbits, and Trajectories), which computes the machine lattice functions and transport matrices along a beamline; (2) PLUS (Prediction from Lattice Using Simulation) which finds or compensates for errors in the beam parameters or machine elements; and (3) a highly graphical interface to PLUS. The COMFORT-PLUS package has been developed on a SUN-3 workstation. The structure and use of COMFORT-PLUS are described, and an example of the use of the package is presented. (LEW)

Lee, M.; Clearwater, S.; Theil, E.; Paxson, V.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Improved Building Energy Consumption with the Help of Modern ICT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Kyoto process and the global combat against climate change will require more intensive energy saving efforts especially in all developed countries. Key for the success in building sector is the energy efficiency of the existing building stock. Reliable information on realised energy consumption is the basis for all kind of improvements. Monitoring and targeting systems based on modern information and communication technologies can support daily building operations and saving actions. Based on the internet technologies information and benchmarking services can be developed in order to improve the dissemination of best practices and the networking both on national and international level. Some results of the latest developments carried out at VTT in Finland (www.vtt.fi) will be discussed.

Pietilainen, J.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Central Energy System Modernization at Fort Jackson, South Carolina  

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An evaluation of technology options was conducted for the central energy systems at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. There were two objectives in conducting this study. From a broader viewpoint, the Army would like to develop a systematic approach to management of its central energy systems and selected Fort Jackson for this ''pilot'' study for a prospective Central Energy System Modernization Program. From a site-specific perspective, the objective was to identify the lowest life-cycle cost energy supply option(s) at Fort Jackson for buildings currently served by central boilers and chillers. This study was co-funded by the Army's Southeast Region and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program.

Brown, Daryl R.; Chvala, William D.; Dirks, James A.

2006-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

250

Participatory design for exertion interfaces for children  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose an adaptation of Participatory Design (PD) specifically conceived for full-body interaction design addressing the specificities that this entails. The idea is to include the preferences and points of view of children in the process of designing ... Keywords: Wizard of Oz, children, exertion interfaces, full-body interaction, interaction design, participatory design, physical activity

Pascal Landry; Narcís Parés; Joseph Minsky; Roc Parés

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Spatial user interface for experiencing Mogao caves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of the Pure Land AR, which is an installation that employs spatial user interface and allows users to virtually visit the UNESCO world heritage -- Mogao Caves by using handheld devices. The installation ... Keywords: augmented reality, heritage preservation, virtual reality

Leith Kin Yip Chan; Sarah Kenderdine; Jeffrey Shaw

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Sustainability and Performance at Interface, Inc.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interface, Inc., the world's leader in commercial carpet tile, also manufactures and sells 12-foot broadloom carpet, interior fabrics, access flooring, cushion backing, and specialty chemicals. The company has made a strategic commitment to sustainability ... Keywords: Environment, Organizational studies-- motivation--incentives

Jennifer R. DuBose

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

More than an interface: scsi vs. ata  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper sets out to clear up a misconception prominent in the storage community today, that SCSI disc drives and IDE (ATA) disc drives are the same technology internally, and differ only in their external interface and in their suggested retail price. ...

Dave Anderson; Jim Dykes; Erik Riedel

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Combined electrophoresis-electrospray interface and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improvement to the system and method for analyzing molecular constituents of a composition sample that comprises improvements to an electrospray ionization source for interfacing to mass spectrometers and other detection devices. The improvement consists of establishing a unique electrical circuit pattern and nozzle configuration, a metallic coated and conical shaped capillary outlet, coupled with sizing of the capillary to obtain maximum sensitivity.

Smith, Richard D. (Richland, WA); Udseth, Harold R. (Richland, WA); Barinaga, Charles J. (Richland, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

CHIMIE DE COORDINATION INTERFACES ET PROCEDES  

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.; Nielsen, R. Gas purification 1997, Gulf Publishing. 2. Balat, M. Production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic materials via the biochemical pathway: A review Energy Conversion and Management 2011, 52 (2), 858, Faible conversion Interface interne C A B B B Conversion totale A tel-00785650,version1-6Feb2013 #12

van Tiggelen, Bart

256

Tassel Pipeline Tutorial (Command Line Interface)  

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Tassel Pipeline Tutorial (Command Line Interface) Terry Casstevens Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University May 11, 2011 #12;Tassel Pipeline Basics... · Consists of Modules (i.e. Plugins) · Output from one Module can be Input to another Module. Determined by order specified. run_pipeline

Buckler, Edward S.

257

Creating creativity: user interfaces for supporting innovation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A challenge for human-computer interaction researchers and user interf ace designers is to construct information technologies that support creativity. This ambitious goal can be attained by building on an adequate understanding of creative processes. ... Keywords: creativity support tools, direct manipulation, graphical user interfaces, human-computer interaction, information visualization

Ben Shneiderman

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Brain---computer interfaces for space applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent experiments have shown the possibility to use the brain electrical activity to directly control the movement of robots. Such a kind of brain---computer interface is a natural way to augment human capabilities by providing a new interaction link ... Keywords: Astronauts, BCI, Space operations

Cristina Negueruela; Michael Broschart; Carlo Menon; José R. Millán

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

CHAPTER ____ THE AIR-WATER INTERFACE: TURBULENCE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transport processes at gas-liquid interfaces are of importance in a number of areas, such as for equipment polynomial fit to gas transfer data in terms of the wind velocity. Because of the nonlinear nature of the gas, natural convection associated with heat loss is an important factor in the field and clearly an area where

California at Santa Barbara, University of

260

Improving Automatic Interface Generation with Smart Templates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Improving Automatic Interface Generation with Smart Templates Jeffrey Nichols, Brad A. Myers 1. Arrangements of media playback controls gener- ated automatically from the media-control Smart differently. Smart Templates is a technique that uses parameterized templates in the appliance model

Myers, Brad A.

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Microsoft Word - A Systems View of the Modern Grid_Final_v2_0.doc  

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V2.0 V2.0 The NETL Modern Grid Initiative A SYSTEMS VIEW OF THE MODERN GRID Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability January 2007 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Page 1 v2.0 A Systems View of the Modern Grid TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents ..................................................................................... 1 Executive Summary .................................................................................. 2 Creating the Systems View........................................................................ 4 Key Success Factors .................................................................................

262

Tilting at Modern: Elizabeth Gordon's "The Threat to the Next America"  

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Belluschi: Modern American Architect. Cambridge: MIT Press.California Houses 1940-1970. Heyer, Paul. 1978. Architectson Architects: New Directions in America, 2 nd Edition. New

Corbett, Kathleen LaMoine

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

State and religion in contemporary Iran modernity, tradition, and political Islam (1979-2005).  

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??The title of this study raises questions about the meaning and the significance of the words 'modernity', 'tradition' and 'Political Islam' in contemporary Iran. The… (more)

Rad, Darius

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

The Modern History of Energy Conservation: An Overview for Information Professionals  

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The Modern History Of Energy Conservation: An Overview forCONSERVATION? THE EARLY HISTORY OF ENERGY CONSERVATION THErelated terms. THE EARLY HISTORY OF ENERGY CONSERVATION The

Wulfinghoff, Donald R.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

arXiv.org help - Computer Modern Postscript Fonts in Adobe Type...  

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Computer Modern Postscript Fonts in Adobe Type I Format Postscript Type I fonts are device-independent and resolution-independent outline fonts for use in Postscript documents....

266

Battery cell configuration for organic light emitting diode display in modern smartphones and tablet-PCs  

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Battery cell configuration for organic light emitting diode display in modern smartphones- spite of power efficiency of organic light emitting diode (OLED) display nature, the integrated display

Pedram, Massoud

267

Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Modernization...  

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

Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Modernization Now Available Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic...

268

Continuous Material Balance Reconciliation for a Modern Plutonium Processing Facility  

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This paper describes a safeguards approach that can be deployed at any modern plutonium processing facility to increase the level of safeguards assurance and significantly reduce the impact of safeguards on process operations. One of the most perplexing problems facing the designers of plutonium processing facilities is the constraint placed upon the limit of error of the inventory difference (LEID). The current DOE manual constrains the LEID for Category I and II material balance areas to 2 per cent of active inventory up to a Category II quantity of the material being processed. For 239Pu a Category II quantity is two kilograms. Due to the large material throughput anticipated for some of the modern plutonium facilities, the required LEID cannot be achieved reliably during a nominal two month inventory period, even by using state-of-the-science non-destructive assay (NDA) methods. The most cost-effective and least disruptive solution appears to be increasing the frequency of material balance closure and thus reducing the throughput being measured during each inventory period. Current inventory accounting practices and systems can already provide the book inventory values at any point in time. However, closing the material balance with measured values has typically required the process to be cleaned out, and in-process materials packaged and measured. This process requires one to two weeks of facility down time every two months for each inventory, thus significantly reducing productivity. To provide a solution to this problem, a non-traditional approach is proposed that will include using in-line instruments to provide measurement of the process materials on a near real-time basis. A new software component will be developed that will operate with the standard LANMAS application to provide the running material balance reconciliation, including the calculation of the inventory difference and variance propagation. The combined measurement system and software implementation will make it possible for a facility to close material balances on a measured basis in a time period as short as one day.

CLARK, THOMAS G.

2004-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

269

6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation, Fall 2004  

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6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, ...

Miller, Robert

270

Experimental investigations of solid-solid thermal interface conductance  

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Understanding thermal interface conductance is important for nanoscale systems where interfaces can play a critical role in heat transport. In this thesis, pump and probe transient thermoreflectance methods are used to ...

Collins, Kimberlee C. (Kimberlee Chiyoko)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Reflective Interfaces : assisting teens with stressful situations online  

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This thesis presents the concept of Reflective Interfaces, a novel approach to user experience design that promotes positive behavioral norms. Traditional interface design methodologies such as User Centered Design are ...

Jones, Birago (Birago Korayga)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Discrete multi-material interface reconstruction for volume fraction data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Material interface reconstruction (MIR) is the task of constructing boundary interfaces between regions of homogeneous material, while satisfying volume constraints, over a structured or unstructured spatial domain. In this paper, we present a discrete ...

J. C. Anderson; C. Garth; M. A. Duchaineau; K. I. Joy

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Incorporating Quality-of-Service in the Virtual Interface Architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

User-level Networking (ULN) is gaining rapid acceptance in the commercial world with Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA), and Infiniband more recently, being touted as the interface of choice to diverse peripherals. There is an important issue with ...

Shailabh Nagar; Chun Liu; Gokul B. Kandiraju; Anand Sivasubramaniam; N. Gautam

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Hydraulikos: ice, water, and steam as user-interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2001 the term "Natural User Interface" (NUI) was coined to denote the use of wearable computing or of physical matter (solids, liquids, and gases) as direct user interfaces for metaphor-free computing ["Intelligent Image Processing", ...

Steve Mann; Ryan Janzen

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Multimodal speech interfaces for map-based applications  

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This thesis presents the development of multimodal speech interfaces for mobile and vehicle systems. Multimodal interfaces have been shown to increase input efficiency in comparison with their purely speech or text-based ...

Liu, Sean (Sean Y.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

The ATM Forum‘s private network/network interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ATM Forum completed the first version of its private network/network interface (PNNI) in March 1996 and many ATM switch manufacturers are now offering early implementations. PNNI offers a different type of internetwork or internodal interface from ...

J. M. Scott; I. G. Jones

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Systems and methods for monitoring a solid-liquid interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a solid-liquid interface during a casting process. The systems and methods enable determination of the location of a solid-liquid interface during the casting process.

Stoddard, Nathan G; Lewis, Monte A.; Clark, Roger F

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

278

2002 DOE/DNFSB Interface Workshop - Participants  

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DOE/DNFSB Interface Workshop DOE/DNFSB Interface Workshop PARTICIPANTS Amerine, Dave CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Hanford P. O. Box 1500 MSIN: H6-63 Richland, WA 99352 509-376-5107 509-372-1664 (Fax) David_B_Amerine@rl.gov Bailey, Nolan Board Point of Conact, Nevada Operations Office 232 Energy Way North Las Vegas, NA 89030 702-295-4601 702-295-2261 (Fax) bailey@nv.doe.gov Bartlett, William Carlsbad Technical Assistance Contractor, WIPP 4021 National Parks Hwy Carlsbad, NM 88220 505-234-7160 505-234-7198 (Fax) bill.bartlett@wipp.ws Beck, Dave NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application and Stockpile Operations, NA-12 1000 Independence Ave Washington, DC 20585 202-586-4879 Black, Dick Director, EH Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy, EH-53 1000 Independence Ave

279

Nuclear fuels accounting interface: River Bend experience  

SciTech Connect

This presentation describes nuclear fuel accounting activities from the perspective of nuclear fuels management and its interfaces. Generally, Nuclear Fuels-River Bend Nuclear Group (RBNG) is involved on a day-by-day basis with nuclear fuel materials accounting in carrying out is procurement, contract administration, processing, and inventory management duties, including those associated with its special nuclear materials (SNM)-isotopics accountability oversight responsibilities as the Central Accountability Office for the River Bend Station. As much as possible, these duties are carried out in an integrated, interdependent manner. From these primary functions devolve Nuclear Fuels interfacing activities with fuel cost and tax accounting. Noting that nuclear fuel tax accounting support is of both an esoteric and intermittent nature, Nuclear Fuels-RBNG support of developments and applications associated with nuclear fuel cost accounting is stressed in this presentation.

Barry, J.E.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Modular Communication Interface Specification for Demand Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains a technical specification for a modular interface for residential appliances that enables them to be compatible with any utility communication system through the use of customer-installable plug-in communication modules. This specification is the result of collaboration between utilities, appliance makers, communication system providers, demand response service providers, and trade organizations. The specification details the mechanical, electrical, and logical characteristics of a s...

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EPICS system: system structure and user interface  

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This paper present the user's view of and the general organization of the EPICS control system at Fermilab. Various subsystems of the EPICS control system are discussed. These include the user command language, software protection, the device database, remote computer interfaces, and several application utilities. This paper is related to two other papers on EPICS: an overview paper and a detailed implementation paper.

West, R.E.; Bartlett, J.F.; Bobbitt, J.S.; Lahey, T.E.; Kramper, B.J.; MacKinnon, B.A.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

ASSESSING THE BEHAVIOR OF MODERN SOLAR MAGNETOGRAPHS AND SPECTROPOLARIMETERS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design and later use of modern spectropolarimeters and magnetographs require a number of tolerance specifications that allow the developers to build the instrument and then the scientists to interpret the data accuracy. Such specifications depend both on device-specific features and on the physical assumptions underlying the particular measurement technique. Here we discuss general properties of every magnetograph, such as the detectability thresholds for the vector magnetic field and the line-of-sight velocity, as well as specific properties of a given type of instrument, namely, that based on a pair of nematic liquid crystal variable retarders and a Fabry-Perot etalon (or several) for carrying out the light polarization modulation and spectral analysis, respectively. We derive formulae that give the detection thresholds in terms of the signal-to-noise ratio of the observations and the polarimetric efficiencies of the instrument. Relationships are also established between inaccuracies in the solar physical quantities and instabilities in the instrument parameters. Such relationships allow, for example, one to translate scientific requirements for the velocity or the magnetic field into requirements for temperature or voltage stability. We also demonstrate that this type of magnetograph can theoretically reach the optimum polarimetric efficiencies of an ideal polarimeter, regardless of the optics in between the modulator and the analyzer. Such optics induce changes in the instrument parameters that are calculated.

Del Toro Iniesta, J. C. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC), Apdo. de Correos 3004, E-18080 Granada (Spain); Martinez Pillet, V., E-mail: jti@iaa.es, E-mail: vmp@iac.es [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Via Lactea, s/n, E-28200 La Laguna (Spain)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Modernizing the handling of ear corn. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the project was to modernize the handling of ear corn. The corn was picked with a three row JD 300 picker pulled by a tractor. Pulled behind the picker was a side dump wagon with a capacity of 150 bushels of ear corn. When the dump wagon was full, a grain truck was driven along side of the wagon and the dump wagon, controlled by the tractor driver, was emptied into the truck. After two dumps of the wagon, the truck was driven to the storage area. The storage area consisted of ten (ten) 2000 bushel corn cribs set in a semi circle so that the elevator that filled the cribs could be moved from one crib to the next without changing the fill point. At the storage area, the truck full of corn was dumped into the platform feeder. By using a platform feeder to feed the elevator, all ten (10) cribs could be filled without moving it. After the harvest was complete, the corn remains in the cribs until needed for feed or until the corn is sold. During the time that the corn remains in the cribs, the turbine ventilator draws air through the corn and dries it.

Kleptz, C.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Stable and Functional Hybrid Interfaces via Bilayered Molecular ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric Cell-impedance Spectroscopy at the Biological-inorganic Interface, Shewanella Oneidensis - Gold, for Microbial Fuel Cell Applications · Encapsulating ...

285

Thermal Interface Materials for Power Electronics Applications: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

The thermal resistance of the thermal interface material layer greatly affects the maximum temperature of the power electronics.

Narumanchi, S.; Mihalic, M.; Kelly, K.; Eesley, G.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Numerical prediction of interfacial instabilities: Sharp interface method (SIM)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce a sharp interface method (SIM) for the direct numerical simulation of unstable fluid-fluid interfaces. The method is based on the level set approach and the structured adaptive mesh refinement technology, endowed with a corridor of irregular, ... Keywords: Gas-liquid interfaces, Instability-seeding in numerical simulations, Interfacial flows, Interfacial instability, Rayleigh-Taylor instability, Sharp-interface treatment, Viscous Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Yih instability

R. R. Nourgaliev; M. -S. Liou; T. G. Theofanous

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

An integrated high performance Fastbus slave interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high performance CMOS Fastbus slave interface ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) supporting all addressing and data transfer modes defined in the IEEE 960 - 1986 standard is presented. The FAstbus Slave Integrated Circuit (FASIC) is an interface between the asynchronous Fastbus and a clock synchronous processor/memory bus. It can work stand-alone or together with a 32 bit microprocessor. The FASIC is a programmable device enabling its direct use in many different applications. A set of programmable address mapping windows can map Fastbus addresses to convenient memory addresses and at the same time act as address decoding logic. Data rates of 100 MBytes/sec to Fastbus can be obtained using an internal FIFO in the FASIC to buffer data between the two buses during block transfers. Message passing from Fastbus to a microprocessor on the slave module is supported. A compact (70 mm x 170 mm) Fastbus slave piggy back sub-card interface including level conversion between ECL and TTL signal levels has been implemented using surface mount components and the 208 pin FASIC chip.

Christiansen, J.; Ljuslin, C. (CERN/ECP, Geneva (Switzerland))

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

User Interfaces for Mobile Augmented Reality Systems  

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In this dissertation, we present typical components of, useful services associated with, and user interactions possible with mobile augmented reality systems, based on a comprehensive series of hardware and software infrastructures and application prototypes we developed. We define a practical taxonomy of user interface components for such systems and establish methodology for adaptive mobile augmented reality interfaces that dynamically rearrange themselves in response to changes in user context. The research contributions to the state-of-the-art in augmented reality begin with the author’s participation in the design of the ”Columbia Touring Machine ” in 1997, the first example of an outdoor mobile augmented reality system, and his lead in developing later prototypes. We develop a series of hardware and software infrastructures for prototyping mobile augmented reality applications that allow multiple users to participate in collaborative tasks taking place indoors and outdoors. We present exploratory user interfaces for many different applications and user scenarios, including the Situated Documentaries application framework for experiencing spatially distributed hypermedia presentations. Based on these explorations, we develop

Tobias Hans Höllerer

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Acme: A User Interface for Programmers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A hybrid of window system, shell, and editor, Acme gives text-oriented applications a clean, expressive, and consistent style of interaction. Traditional window systems support interactive client programs and offer libraries of pre-defined operations such as pop-up menus and buttons to promote a consistent user interface among the clients. Acme instead provides its clients with a fixed user interface and simple conventions to encourage its uniform use. Clients access the facilities of Acme through a file system interface; Acme is in part a file server that exports device-like files that may be manipulated to access and control the contents of its windows. Written in a concurrent programming language, Acme is structured as a set of communicating processes that neatly subdivide the various aspects of its tasks: display management, input, file server, and so on. Acme attaches distinct functions to the three mouse buttons: the left selects text; the middle executes textual commands; and the right combines context search and file opening functions to integrate the various applications and files in the system. Acme works well enough to have developed a community that uses it exclusively.

Rob Pike

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

MIB method for elliptic equations with multi-material interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elliptic partial differential equations (PDEs) are widely used to model real-world problems. Due to the heterogeneous characteristics of many naturally occurring materials and man-made structures, devices, and equipments, one frequently needs to solve ... Keywords: Elliptic equations, Ghost fluid method, Immersed boundary method, Immersed interface method, Matched interface and boundary, Multiple material interfaces, Triple-junctions

Kelin Xia; Meng Zhan; Guo-Wei Wei

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Wireless sensor interface and gesture-follower for music pedagogy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present in this paper a complete gestural interface built to support music pedagogy. The development of this prototype concerned both hardware and software components: a small wireless sensor interface including accelerometers and gyroscopes, and ... Keywords: gesture recognition, gesture-follower, music pedagogy, technology-enhanced learning, wireless interface

Frederic Bevilacqua; Fabrice Guédy; Norbert Schnell; Emmanuel Fléty; Nicolas Leroy

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Process for making film-bonded fuel cell interfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved interface configuration for use between adjacent elements of a fuel cell stack. The interface is impervious to gas and liquid and provides resistance to corrosion by the electrolyte of the fuel cell. A multi-layer arrangement for the interface provides bridging electrical contact with a hot-pressed resin filling the void space.

Kaufman, Arthur (West Orange, NJ); Terry, Peter L. (Chatham, NJ)

1990-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

293

Seeking chances through interface design: the role of abduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we plan to explore the notion of cognitive chance taking advantage of an analysis of the concept of interface. The notion of interface, especially studied in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), can be of help in shedding light ... Keywords: abduction, affordance, cognitive niche, human-computer interaction, interface design

Lorenzo Magnani; Emanuele Bardone

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Identification of stratigraphic formation interfaces using wavelet and Fourier transforms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to identify the formation interfaces from geophysical well log data using the wavelet transform, and a combination of the wavelet transform and the Fourier transform methods. In the wavelet transform method, the identification ... Keywords: Formation interface, Fourier transform, Geophysical well log, Stratigraphic interface, Wavelet transform

Shih-Yu Pan; Bieng-Zih Hsieh; Ming-Tar Lu; Zsay-Shing Lin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Strategy of Speeding up the Modernization Process of China's Coal Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this thesis, the China’s Industry will be fractionized through the industry categories and that will be according to the level of modernization evaluating index system which is common used in Developed Countries, and then, we will admeasure ... Keywords: level of modernization, the coal industry, admeasure

Jiang Hong; Zhao Baofu

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Modern Wood Energy Systems and Markets 16-17 September 2008, Timisoara, Romania  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modern Wood Energy Systems and Markets 16-17 September 2008, Timisoara, Romania International Wood Energy Market Developments Ed Pepke Forest Products Marketing Specialist UNECE/FAO Timber Section, Geneva #12;Modern Wood Energy Systems and Markets 16-17 September 2008, Timisoara, Romania Subjects I

297

A Reconsideration of Modernization Theory: Contribution to ICT4D's Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since evolving into an established science in the 1990s, the field of information and communication technologies for development ICT4D has seen unprecedented and fast-growing rates of publication, curriculum venues, and development projects around the ... Keywords: Development, Infrastructure, Modernity, Modernization Theory, West, Westernization

Sylvain K. Cibangu

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Cloud computing: Its history of development, modern state, and future considerations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, the author describes the history of the development, modern state, and future considerations of cloud (diffused) computing as one of the modern innovative technologies. The models of cloud computing and its advantages and disadvantages ... Keywords: cloud computing, cloud data processing, community cloud, information technology, innovative technology, operating system, private cloud, public cloud

V. V. Arutyunov

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

The China Prize Essay Contest and the Late Qing Promotion of Modern Science Benjamin A. Elman  

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The China Prize Essay Contest and the Late Qing Promotion of Modern Science Benjamin A. Elman of the nineteenth century was the "seeding time" for the modernization of China. During the period from 1850 to 1870-1897) devised the "China Prize Essay Contest" (Gezhi shuyuan keyi ) in 1886. The essay writing contest

Elman, Benjamin

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Adaptive online brain-computer interface for interpretation and visualization of desired reach  

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A high- performance brain-computer interface,” Nature, vol.classi?cation for brain- computer interfaces,” IEEE Trans.the 3rd International Brain- Computer Interface Workshop and

Hammon, Paul S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid  

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Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System. June 27, 2007 DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System. June 27, 2007 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will provide up to $51.8 million for five cost-shared projects that will help accelerate much-needed modernization of our Nation's electricity grid. This research will advance the development and application of high-temperature superconductors, which have the potential to alleviate congestion on an electricity grid that is experiencing increased demand from consumers. DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System. June 27, 2007 More Documents & Publications Department of Energy Official Touts Bush Administration's Efforts to

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars,  

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8: April 27, 8: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #568: April 27, 2009 For Modern Cars, Replacing an Air Filter Will Improve Performance but Not Fuel Economy on Delicious

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Experimental Progress Report--Modernizing the Fission Basis  

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In 2010 a proposal (Modernizing the Fission Basis) was prepared to 'resolve long standing differences between LANL and LLNL associated with the correct fission basis for analysis of nuclear test data'. Collaboration between LANL/LLNL/TUNL has been formed to implement this program by performing high precision measurements of neutron induced fission product yields as a function of incident neutron energy. This new program benefits from successful previous efforts utilizing mono-energetic neutrons undertaken by this collaboration. The first preliminary experiment in this new program was performed between July 24-31, 2011 at TUNL and had 2 main objectives: (1) demonstrating the capability to measure characteristic {gamma}-rays from specific fission products; (2) studying background effects from room scattered neutrons. In addition, a new dual fission ionization chamber has been designed and manufactured. The production design of the chamber is shown in the picture below. The first feasibility experiment to test this chamber is scheduled at the TUNL Tandem Laboratory from September 19-25, 2011. The dual fission chamber design will allow simultaneous exposure of absolute fission fragment emission rate detectors and the thick fission activation foils, positioned between the two chambers. This document formalizes the earlier experimental report demonstrating the experimental capability to make accurate (fission product yields of the 239Pu(n,f) reaction (induced by quasimonoenergetic neutrons). A second experiment (9/2011) introduced an compact double-sided fission chamber into the experimental arrangement, and so the relative number of incident neutrons striking the sample foil at each bombarding energy is limited only by statistics. (The number of incident neutrons often limits the experimental accuracy.) Fission chamber operation was so exceptional that 2 more chambers have been fabricated; thus fission foils of different isotopes may be left in place with sample changes. The scope of the measurements is both greatly expanded and the results become vetted. Experiment 2 is not reported here. A continuing experiment has been proposed for February 2012.

Macri, R A

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern Nuclear Data Evaluation with the TALYS Code System  

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This paper presents a general overview of nuclear data evaluation and its applications as developed at NRG, Petten. Based on concepts such as robustness, reproducibility and automation, modern calculation tools are exploited to produce original nuclear data libraries that meet the current demands on quality and completeness. This requires a system which comprises differential measurements, theory development, nuclear model codes, resonance analysis, evaluation, ENDF formatting, data processing and integral validation in one integrated approach. Software, built around the TALYS code, will be presented in which all these essential nuclear data components are seamlessly integrated. Besides the quality of the basic data and its extensive format testing, a second goal lies in the diversity of processing for different type of users. The implications of this scheme are unprecedented. The most important are: 1. Complete ENDF-6 nuclear data files, in the form of the TENDL library, including covariance matrices, for many isotopes, particles, energies, reaction channels and derived quantities. All isotopic data files are mutually consistent and are supposed to rival those of the major world libraries. 2. More exact uncertainty propagation from basic nuclear physics to applied (reactor) calculations based on a Monte Carlo approach: 'Total' Monte Carlo (TMC), using random nuclear data libraries. 3. Automatic optimization in the form of systematic feedback from integral measurements back to the basic data. This method of work also opens a new way of approaching the analysis of nuclear applications, with consequences in both applied nuclear physics and safety of nuclear installations, and several examples are given here. This applied experience and feedback is integrated in a final step to improve the quality of the nuclear data, to change the users vision and finally to orchestrate their integration into simulation codes.

Koning, A.J., E-mail: koning@nrg.eu [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG, P.O. Box, 1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands); Rochman, D. [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG, P.O. Box, 1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemistry & Physics at Interfaces | Advanced Materials | ORNL  

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Oxide Interfaces Chemical Imaging Grain Boundaries Related Research Materials Synthesis from Atoms to Systems Materials Characterization Materials Theory and Simulation Energy Frontier Research Centers Advanced Materials Home | Science & Discovery | Advanced Materials | Research Areas | Chemistry and Physics at Interfaces SHARE Chemistry and Physics at Interfaces Chemical transformations and physical phenomena at gas, liquid and solid interfaces lie at the heart of today's energy technologies. They underpin ORNL's research strategies to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy. Understanding, predicting and controlling the structure, transport and reactivity at interfaces will lead to advances in

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Interface between a gas turbine and PFBC  

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First-generation pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) technology has potential advantages that include lower capital cost, improved environmental performance, shorter lead times, higher efficiency, and enhanced fuel flexibility. The objective of this program is to ensure that combustion turbine designs stay current with PFBC technology, specifically to ensure that the Westinghouse 251B12 combustion turbine is suitable for demonstration phases of this technology as it progresses toward commercial deployment. This paper presents the preliminary design of system interfaces that permit combining a PFBC and a Westinghouse 251B12 combustion turbine.

Bannister, R.L.; McGuigan, A.W.; Christenson, J.A.; Howell, I.L.; Marson, E.; Post, M.V.; Risley, R.P.; Vota, T.L.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Command Line Interface to Tracy Library  

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We describe a set of tools that interface to the Tracy particle tracking library. The state of the machine including misalignments, multipole errors and corrector settings is captured in a 'flat' file, or 'machine' file. There are three types of tools designed around this flat file: (1) flat file creation tools. (2) flat file manipulation tools. (3) tracking tools. We describe the status of these tools, and give some examples of how they have been used in the design process for NSLS-II.

Nash,B.

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

308

Experimental Progress Report--Modernizing the Fission Basis  

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In 2010 a proposal (Modernizing the Fission Basis) was prepared to 'resolve long standing differences between LANL and LLNL associated with the correct fission basis for analysis of nuclear test data'. Collaboration between LANL/LLNL/TUNL has been formed to implement this program by performing high precision measurements of neutron induced fission product yields as a function of incident neutron energy. This new program benefits from successful previous efforts utilizing mono-energetic neutrons undertaken by this collaboration. The first preliminary experiment in this new program was performed between July 24-31, 2011 at TUNL and had 2 main objectives: (1) demonstrating the capability to measure characteristic {gamma}-rays from specific fission products; (2) studying background effects from room scattered neutrons. In addition, a new dual fission ionization chamber has been designed and manufactured. The production design of the chamber is shown in the picture below. The first feasibility experiment to test this chamber is scheduled at the TUNL Tandem Laboratory from September 19-25, 2011. The dual fission chamber design will allow simultaneous exposure of absolute fission fragment emission rate detectors and the thick fission activation foils, positioned between the two chambers. This document formalizes the earlier experimental report demonstrating the experimental capability to make accurate (< 2 %) precision gamma-ray spectroscopic measurements of the excitation function of high fission product yields of the 239Pu(n,f) reaction (induced by quasimonoenergetic neutrons). A second experiment (9/2011) introduced an compact double-sided fission chamber into the experimental arrangement, and so the relative number of incident neutrons striking the sample foil at each bombarding energy is limited only by statistics. (The number of incident neutrons often limits the experimental accuracy.) Fission chamber operation was so exceptional that 2 more chambers have been fabricated; thus fission foils of different isotopes may be left in place with sample changes. The scope of the measurements is both greatly expanded and the results become vetted. Experiment 2 is not reported here. A continuing experiment has been proposed for February 2012.

Macri, R A

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Monumentality and its shadows : a quest for modern Greek architectural discourse in nineteenth-century Athens (1834-1862)  

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The dissertation traces the sources of modern Greek architectural discourse in the first period of the modern Greek State following Independence and under the monarchy of Bavarian King Othon I (1834-1862). Its intent is ...

Fatsea, Irene D

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EA-1510; Final Environmental Assessment for the Alternate Financed Facility Modernization  

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Final Environmental Assessment for the Final Environmental Assessment for the Alternate Financed Facility Modernization Alternate Financed Facility Modernization January 2005 January 2005 U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Y-12 Site Office Oak Ridge Y-12 Site Office National Nuclear Security Administration National Nuclear Security Administration DOE/EA-1510 DOE/EA-1510 Alternate Financed Facility Modernization EA Final i January 2005 TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Acronyms and Abbreviations............................................................................................. vi Chemicals and Units of Measure ................................................................................................... ix Conversion Chart ...........................................................................................................................

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SCADA -- AM/FM interface: Platforms, technology  

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Efficient utility operations is enhanced by close interoperation between automated mapping/facility management (AM/FM) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Important benefits of such integration are improvements in service quality and reduced maintenance costs. Development of an AM/FM -- SCADA interface to provide automatic database and display generation for SCADA through AM/FM functions is continuing by Valmet Automation. To minimize or eliminate vendor-dependence, the AM/FM-SCADA interface is compliant with the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) utility communication architecture (UCA). The utility industry is changing at an unprecedented rate. To remain a leader, or even to keep pace, utilities must be flexible and innovative. Competition forces companies to become more streamlined and efficient. These forces make the requirements for automation go beyond simple SCADA. Among several developing trends in the industry is the emergence of AM/FM. Collectively, these trends indicate the need to increase efficiency in the design, operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system. To accomplish its mission, SCADA and AM/FM must be a highly integrated system to provide timely information to its users. Open systems, the client-server paradigm and better information integration tools facilitate meeting these needs. UCA specification provides the technological glue, to achieve application integration between heterogeneous systems.

Gilbert, R.F. (Valmet, Automation, Inc., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Modern Sorters for Soil Segregation on Large Scale Remediation Projects  

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In the mid-1940's, Dr. C. Lapointe developed a Geiger tube based uranium ore scanner and picker to replace hand-cobbing. In the 1990's, a modern version of the Lapointe Picker for soil sorting was developed around the need to clean the Johnston Atoll of plutonium. It worked well with sand, but these systems are ineffective with soil, especially with wet conditions. Additionally, several other constraints limited throughput. Slow moving belts and thin layers of material on the belt coupled with the use of multiple small detectors and small sorting gates make these systems ineffective for high throughput. Soil sorting of clay-bearing soils and building debris requires a new look at both the material handling equipment, and the radiation detection methodology. A new class of Super-Sorters has attained throughput of one hundred times that of the old designs. Higher throughput means shorter schedules which reduce costs substantially. The planning, cost, implementation, and other site considerations for these new Super-Sorters are discussed. Modern soil segregation was developed by Ed Bramlitt of the Defense Nuclear Agency for clean up at Johnston Atoll. The process eventually became the Segmented Gate System (SGS). This system uses an array of small sodium iodide (NaI) detectors, each viewing a small volume (segment), that control a gate. The volume in the gate is approximately one kg. This system works well when the material to be processed is sand; however, when the material is wet and sticky (soils with clays) the system has difficulty moving the material through the gates. Super-Sorters are a new class of machine designed to take advantage of high throughput aggregate processing conveyors, large acquisition volumes, and large NaI detectors using gamma spectroscopy. By using commercially available material handling equipment, the system can attain processing rates of up to 400 metric tons/hr with spectrum acquisition approximately every 0.5 sec, so the acquisition volume is 50 kilograms or less. Smaller sorting volumes can be obtained with lower throughput or by re-sorting the diverted material. This equipment can also handle large objects. The use of spectroscopy systems allows several regions of- interest to be set. Super-Sorters can bring waste processing charges down to less than $30/ metric ton on smaller jobs and can save hundreds of dollars per metric ton in disposal charges. The largest effect on the overall project cost occurs during planning and implementation. The overall goal is reduction of the length of the project, which dictates the most efficient soil processing. With all sorting systems the parameters that need to be accounted for are matrix type, soil feed rate, soil pre-processing, site conditions, and regulatory issues. The soil matrix and its ability to flow are extremely crucial to operations. It is also important to consider that as conditions change (i.e., moisture), the flowability of the soil matrix will change. Many soil parameters have to be considered: cohesive strength, internal and wall friction, permeability, and bulk density as a function of consolidating pressure. Clay bearing soils have very low permeability and high cohesive strength which makes them difficult to process, especially when wet. Soil feed speed is dependent on the equipment present and the ability to move the soil in the Super-Sorter processing area. When a Super-Sorter is running at 400 metric tons per hour it is difficult to feed the system. As an example, front-end loaders with large buckets would move approximately 5-10 metric tons of material, and 400 metric tons per hour would require 50-100 bucket-loads per hour to attain. Because the flowability of the soil matrix is important, poor material is often pre-processed before it is added to the feed hopper of the 'survey' conveyor. This pre-processing can consist of a 'grizzly' to remove large objects from the soil matrix, followed screening plant to prepare the soil so that it feeds well. Hydrated lime can be added to improve material properties. Site conditions (site

Shonka, J.J.; Kelley, J.E.; O'Brien, J.M. [Shonka Research Associates, Inc., 4939 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 106, Marietta, Georgia 3006 (United States)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-centered design meets cognitive load theory: designing interfaces that help people think  

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Historically, the development of computer systems has been primarily a technology-driven phenomenon, with technologists believing that "users can adapt" to whatever they build. Human-centered design advocates that a more promising and enduring ... Keywords: cognitive load, educational interfaces, human-centered design, mobile interfaces, multimodal interfaces, pen-based interfaces, performance metrics, robustness, spoken language interfaces, tangible interfaces, usability

Sharon Oviatt

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Grid Modernization Highlighted in Washington DC in September with the Solar  

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Grid Modernization Highlighted in Washington DC in September with Grid Modernization Highlighted in Washington DC in September with the Solar Decathlon Grid Modernization Highlighted in Washington DC in September with the Solar Decathlon September 9, 2011 - 4:40pm Addthis Smart Grid is on display at the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon, held September 23 through October 2 on the National Mall, West Potomac Park, Washington, DC. The decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will be hosting a booth providing information on grid modernization and smart meters. From Monday September 12 through Thursday September 15, the GridWeek conference was held in Washington, DC. The Office of Electricity Delivery

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Regulation, architecture and modernism in the United States, 1890-1920  

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This dissertation examines the modernization of the United States through a group of regulatory techniques and institutions that emerged in the early twentieth century. In this period, conceptions of power based on ...

Osman, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Magnetic Nanostructures in Modern Technology: Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and Recording, 1st edition  

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A team of outstanding scientists in the field of modern magnetic nanotechnologies illustrates the state of the art in several areas of advanced magneto-electronic devices, magnetic micro-electromechanical systems and high density information storage ...

Bruno Azzerboni; Giovanni Asti; Luigi Pareti; Massimo Ghidini

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Chu to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S.  

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to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S. Competitiveness at Gridwise Global Forum Secretary Chu to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S. Competitiveness at Gridwise Global Forum November 7, 2011 - 4:43pm Addthis Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join Israeli Minster of National Infrastructures, Uzi Landau, in opening the second annual GridWise Global Forum on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Chu will discuss the need to modernize America's electric grid to compete in the 21st century global economy. Secretary Chu will deliver remarks and participate in a moderated discussion. The forum is open press and is hosted by the GridWise Alliance, the leading coalition advocating for the transformation of the electric system.

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New races, new media : the struggle for a modern American art, 1890-1925  

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American modernism was formulated at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists and intellectuals became newly self-conscious of their aesthetic strategies in a rapidly urbanizing United States. During that same period, ...

Kroiz, Lauren

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The periphery within : modern architecture and the making of the Third World  

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This dissertation examines the critical role played by modern architecture and planning in shaping the discourse on Third World development after the Second World War. At stake here is an ignored dimension of the history ...

Muzaffar, M. Ijlal (Muhammad Ijlal)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The face of the German house : modernization and cultural anxiety in twentieth-century architectural photographs  

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This dissertation proposes that architectural photography-which became an independent genre in twentieth century Germany-was a primary route along which the cultural and political conflicts of modernization were addressed ...

Weiss, Kirsten (Kirsten Anne)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism, Spring 2004  

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This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the ...

Eiland, Howard

322

Modern Methods for Lipid AnalysisChapter 5 Analysis of Fatty Acids by APCI-MS  

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Modern Methods for Lipid Analysis Chapter 5 Analysis of Fatty Acids by APCI-MS Methods and Analyses eChapters Methods - Analyses Books AOCS Press 9906940E971125747386725393F5E58E AOCS Press Downloadable pdf ...

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In the shadow of segregation : women's identity in the modern Iraqi house  

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This thesis intends to develop a critical perspective on the culture and politics of the modern house in Iraq. It advances the discussion from the authoritative religious environment of women's segregation in the Islamic ...

Ani, Raya H

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Microsoft Word - Modern Grid Benefits_Final_v1_0.doc  

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US competitiveness, resulting in lower prices for all US products and greater US job creation. Page 3 NETL MGI - Powering Our 21 st -Century Economy V1.0 Modern Grid...

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Carbonate clumped isotope compositions of modern marine mollusk and brachiopod shells  

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, leaving the oxygen isotope paleother- mometer underdetermined in most geologic applicationsCarbonate clumped isotope compositions of modern marine mollusk and brachiopod shells Gregory A, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA b Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Grossman, Ethan L.

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MERRA: NASA’s Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications  

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The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) was undertaken by NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office with two primary objectives: to place observations from NASA’s Earth Observing System satellites into a ...

Michele M. Rienecker; Max J. Suarez; Ronald Gelaro; Ricardo Todling; Julio Bacmeister; Emily Liu; Michael G. Bosilovich; Siegfried D. Schubert; Lawrence Takacs; Gi-Kong Kim; Stephen Bloom; Junye Chen; Douglas Collins; Austin Conaty; Arlindo da Silva; Wei Gu; Joanna Joiner; Randal D. Koster; Robert Lucchesi; Andrea Molod; Tommy Owens; Steven Pawson; Philip Pegion; Christopher R. Redder; Rolf Reichle; Franklin R. Robertson; Albert G. Ruddick; Meta Sienkiewicz; Jack Woollen

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still used 50 years later  

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Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still used 50 years later Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still used 50 years later | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still ... Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still used 50 years later Posted By Office of Public Affairs

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Microsoft Word - Whitepaper_The Modern Grid Vision_APPROVED_2009...  

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A Vision for the Smart Grid The Modern Grid Strategy A VISION FOR THE SMART GRID Developed for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability...

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SWERA | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

SWERA SWERA Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA TILT

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UNEP | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNEP UNEP Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA TILT

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Turkey Geospatial Toolkit | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Turkey Geospatial Toolkit Turkey Geospatial Toolkit Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe NOTE: Please use the provided link to access the most up to date software package and data. The Turkey GsT data were last updated in January 2011. The attached zip file below is an archive and contains the previous version of the geospatial toolkit executable that has been replaced.

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GeoModel | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GeoModel GeoModel Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA

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DNI | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DNI DNI Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA TILT Turkey

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GHI | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GHI GHI Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA TILT Turkey

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Turkey | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Turkey Turkey Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA TILT

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TILT | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

TILT TILT Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe Source GeoModel Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated July 06th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords DNI GeoModel GHI GIS GsT NREL solar SWERA TILT

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GsT | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

1 1 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142281551 Varnish cache server GsT Dataset Summary Description Developed by NREL and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, this geographic toolkit that allows users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. The GsT was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. The revised version of the Geospatial Toolkit for Turkey is available using the following link: http://www.nrel.gov/international/downloads/gst_turkey.exe

338

Corrosion protected, multi-layer fuel cell interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved interface configuration for use between adjacent elements of a fuel cell stack. The interface is impervious to gas and liquid and provides resistance to corrosion by the electrolyte of the fuel cell. The multi-layer configuration for the interface comprises a non-cupreous metal-coated metallic element to which is film-bonded a conductive layer by hot pressing a resin therebetween. The multi-layer arrangement provides bridging electrical contact.

Feigenbaum, Haim (Ramat Ilan, IL); Pudick, Sheldon (Sayreville, NJ); Wang, Chiu L. (Edison, NJ)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

TV as a human interface for Ambient Intelligence environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the challenges that Ambient Intelligent (AmI) faces is the provision of a usable interaction concept to its users, especially for those with less technical background. In this paper, we describe a new approach to integrate interactive services ... Keywords: information service, human interface, ambient intelligence environments, usable interaction concept, interactive services, television set, home environment, natural human computer interface, elderly people, graphical user interfaces, TV remote control, voice interaction, videoconference

Gorka Epelde; Xabier Valencia; Julio Abascal; Unai Diaz; Ingo Zinnikus; Christian Husodo-Schulz

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Interfacing microbiology and biotechnology. Conference abstracts  

SciTech Connect

The Interfacing Microbiology and Biotechnology Conference was attended by over 100 faculty, post-docs, students, and research scientists from the US, Europe, and Latin America. The conference successfully stimulated communication and the dissemination of knowledge among scientists involved in basic and applied research. The focus of the conference was on microbial physiology and genetics and included sessions on C1 metabolism, archaeal metabolism, proteases and chaperones, gene arrays, and metabolic engineering. The meeting provided the setting for in-depth discussions between scientists who are internationally recognized for their research in these fields. The following objectives were met: (1) The promotion of interaction and future collaborative projects among scientists involved in basic and applied research which incorporates microbial physiology, genetics, and biochemistry; (2) the facilitation of communication of new research findings through seminars, posters, and abstracts; (3 ) the stimulation of enthusiasm and education among participants including graduate and undergraduate students.

Maupin, Julia A.

2001-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Umbra's High Level Architecture (HLA) Interface  

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This report describes Umbra's High Level Architecture HLA library. This library serves as an interface to the Defense Simulation and Modeling Office's (DMSO) Run Time Infrastructure Next Generation Version 1.3 (RTI NG1.3) software library and enables Umbra-based models to be federated into HLA environments. The Umbra library was built to enable the modeling of robots for military and security system concept evaluation. A first application provides component technologies that ideally fit the US Army JPSD's Joint Virtual Battlespace (JVB) simulation framework for Objective Force concept analysis. In addition to describing the Umbra HLA library, the report describes general issues of integrating Umbra with RTI code and outlines ways of building models to support particular HLA simulation frameworks like the JVB.

GOTTLIEB, ERIC JOSEPH; MCDONALD, MICHAEL J.; OPPEL III, FRED J.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

DDI, The Data and Dimensions Interface  

SciTech Connect

The Data and Dimensions Interface (DDI) addresses a significant problem in the visualization of large datasets: Extracting only the relevant data and providing it to a chosen destination in the required form without significant effort. Many different research communities have developed formats for storing and retrieving scientific data and its associated information. These format, while similar in their intent, are not intercompatible. Lack of support for these formats in commercial visualization systems has been an impediment to their use. Data file size may also cause problems; while sometimes generated on supercomputers, these files are often visualized on smaller machines. DDI was developed as a collaboration between the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) and the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC), both of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). DDI was inspired by the PCMDI Graphics Package, as well as NCSA Collage.

Anderson, C.L.; Drach, R.; Williams, D.N.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

A Dynamic Vocabulary Spoken Dialogue Interface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mixed-initiative spoken dialogue systems today generally allow users to query with a fixed vocabulary and grammar that is determined prior to run-time. This paper presents a spoken dialogue interface enhanced with a dynamic vocabulary capability. One or more word classes can be made dynamic in the speech recognizer and natural language (NL) grammar so that a context-specific vocabulary subset can be incorporated on-the-fly as the context of the dialogue changes, at each dialogue turn. Described is a restaurant information domain which continually updates the restaurant name class, given the dialogue context. We examine progress made to the speech recognizer, natural language parser and dialogue manager in order to support the dynamic vocabulary capability, and present preliminary experimental results conducted from simulated dialogues. 1.

Grace Chung; Stephanie Seneff; Chao Wang; Chao Wangþ; Lee Hetherington

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

M4 Interface Requirments and Logical MIB  

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this document or its contents does not in any way create by implication or otherwise: . Any express or implied license under any of the member company's patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret rights which are or may be associated with the ideas, techniques, concepts or expressions contained herein; nor . Any warranty or representation that the member companies will announce any product(s) and/or service(s) related thereto, or if such announcements are made, that such announced product(s) and/or service(s) embody any or all of the ideas, technologies, or concepts contained herein; nor . Any form of relationship between the member companies and the recipient or user of this document. M4 Interface: ATM NE View af-nm-0020.000 Version 1.0 October 14, 1994 1994 The ATM Forum 3 All Rights Reserved

The ATM Forum Technical Committee

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Customising Graphics Applications: Techniques and Programming Interface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper identifies opportunities for customising architectures for graphics applications, such as infrared simulation and geometric visualisation. We have studied methods for exploiting custom data formats and datapath widths, and for optimising graphics operations such as texture mapping and hidden-surface removal. Techniques for balancing the graphics pipeline and for runtime reconfiguration have been implemented. The customised architectures are captured in Handel-C, a Clike language supporting parallelism and flexible data size, and compiled for Xilinx 4000 and Virtex FPGAs. We have also developed an application programming interface based on the OpenGL standard for automatic speedup of graphics applications, including the Quake 2 action game. 1 Introduction Despite tremendous progress in the last thirty years, real-time generation of realistic images still offers many challenges. The demand for realism requires improvement in algorithms, frame rate and resolution, while the v...

Henry Styles And; Henry Styles; Wayne Luk

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

User Interface Program for secure electronic tags  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes and documents the efforts of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in developing a secure tag communication user interface program comprising a tag monitor and a communication tool. This program can perform the same functions as the software that was developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), but it is enhanced with a user-friendly screen. It represents the first step in updating the TRANSCOM Tracking System (TRANSCOM) by incorporating a tag communication screen menu into the main menu of the TRANSCOM user program. A working version of TRANSCOM, enhanced with ANL secure-tag graphics, will strongly support the Department of Energy Warhead Dismantlement/Special Nuclear Materials Control initiatives. It will allow commercial satellite tracking of the movements and operational activities of treaty-limited items and transportation vehicles throughout Europe and the former USSR, as well as the continental US.

Cai, Y.; Koehl, E.R.; Carlson, R.D.; Raptis, A.C.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Imaging method for interface rheological characterization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The present work investigates free damped oscillations of an oil drop in water after its release from a capillary tube. Both pure heptane drops and diluted crude oil drops are considered (in the second case the interface is covered by amphiphilic species, natural components of crude oil). Shadowgraph images of the drops are taken by means of a high speed camera and the drop contour is detected by image processing. The axisymmetric drop shape is then decomposed into spherical harmonics, which constitute the eigenmodes of oscillations predicted by the Rayleigh-Lamb theory. Time evolution of each mode is then obtained. The frequency and the damping rate of the principal mode (n=2) are accurately determined and compared with theoretical values for an immobile clean drop oscillating around spherical shape. For pure heptane drops, theoretical value of the frequency agrees well with experiments whereas the damping rate is significantly underestimated by theory. The experimental results clearly show that the differen...

Chebel, Nicolas Abi; Risso, Frédéric; Guiraud, Pascal; Ravelet, Florent; Dalmazzone, Christine; Noïk, Christine

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Direct Imaging of Soft?Hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene  

bates on a graphene sheet in a conventional TEM.14 As demonstrated here, the TEM imaging of molecular layers and interfaces between hard and soft materials can be

349

Department of Computer Science Graphical User Interface for Compiler  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

incorporates a graphical user interface (Tcl/Tk), the Simple­SUIF com­ piler framework, and the DOT graph

Tyson, Gary

350

A New Class of Molecularly-tailored Nanomaterials and Interfaces ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, A New Class of Molecularly-tailored Nanomaterials and Interfaces For Energy Conversion and Thermal Management. Author(s), Ganpati  ...

351

Direct Imaging of Soft?Hard Interfaces Enabled by Graphene  

transmission electron microscopy of hard and soft nanomaterials. The interfaces between soft and hard materials ... taken along the dashed line in the ...

352

Modeling Dislocation Slip Transmission across Alpha-Beta Interface ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

After matching the two GSFs at the alpha-beta interface with Burgers orientation relationship, we perform microscopic phase field simulations. These simulations  ...

353

Interaction between Lattice Dislocation and Weak Interface in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We studied the interaction between lattice dislocations and weak interfaces in anisotropic bi-layer composites by using the Green's function method.

354

Atomistic Simulations of the Fusion-Plasma Material Interface.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A key issue for the successful performance of current and future fusion reactors is understanding chemical and physical processes at the Plasma Material Interface (PMI).… (more)

Dadras, Mostafa Jon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

IN SITU STUDIES OF FUEL CELL INTERFACES USING ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to in situ measurement of operating fuel cell interfaces from two studies: Ambient-Pressure XPS (APXPS) measurements of SOFC gas/electrode ...

356

Chatting via QWIDGET: Does the Interface Make a Difference?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chatting Via QWIDGET: Does the Interface Make a Difference?Qwidget can go anywhere! How does the Qwidget impact the UC

Johnson, Cynthia; Coppernoll-Blach, Penny; Davidson, Sara; Furuta, Ken

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Science and Technology of Interfaces, International Symposium in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 1, 2002... developments on interfaces in a variety of materials ranging from advanced nanostructured materials to high-temperature superconductors.

358

Stress for Transmission of Dislocations Across Interfaces in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, previous Peierls models for transmission of a screw dislocation across a coherent interface are extended to include the effect of layer thickness, ...

359

The plant-soil interface: understanding dynamic interactions...  

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plant-soil interface: understanding dynamic interactions in the context of environmental change Gary Stacey 1 , Ljlijana Pasa-Tolic 2 , Himadri Pakrasi 3 , David Hoyt 2 , Alice...

360

The Mobility of Interfaces and Grain Boundaries from Molecular ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, The Mobility of Interfaces and Grain Boundaries from Molecular ... A Hybrid Phase-Field / Transmission Electron Microscopy Approach for ...

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Sandia National Labs: PCNSC: Departments: Surface and Interface Sciences  

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Home Home About Us Departments Radiation, Nano Materials, & Interface Sciences > Radiation & Solid Interactions > Nanomaterials Sciences > Surface & Interface Sciences Semiconductor & Optical Sciences Energy Sciences Small Science Cluster Business Office News Partnering Research Carlos Gutierrez Carlos Gutierrez Manager Resources Department Folder 01114 Sharepoint Visit Our Labs Grest Group Nanorheology Research (514 KB PDF) Interfacial Force Microscopy Group (701 KB PDF) Research Image Gallery (3,698 KB PDF) Surface Imaging Laboratory Technology - Metals for tomorrow Tina Nenoff Departments Surface and Interface Sciences The Surface and Interface Sciences Department is engaged in a diverse portfolio of leading-edge research projects related to the understanding

362

Multi-robot control interface - Energy Innovation Portal  

Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of ...

363

Smart Grid Communications Interface Task 3.02  

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1-23221 Vehicle to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Smart Grid Communications Interface Research and Testing Report Final Report Kevin Morrow Dimitri Hochard Jeff Wishart James...

364

Testing Systems Database interface operation manual  

SciTech Connect

A joint-service effort is under way to develop, evaluate, and field-test a Computerized Adaptive Testing version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (CAT-ASVAB). The CAT-ASVAB is being evaluated as a replacement for the Paper and Pencil ASVAB (P P-ASVAB), which is currently used for military personnel selection and classification. During the Score Equating Development (SED) phase of the evaluation, the CAT-ASVAB is being administered at a limited number of Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS). At these stations all examinees are given an operational P P-ASVAB; in addition, approximately one-third are given a nonoperational P P-ASVAB and two-thirds are given the CAT-ASVAB. Data are being transmitted from the MEPS to the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center (NPRDC) for analysis and storage in the Testing Systems Database. The Testing Systems Database (TSD) and its supporting programs reside on a minicomputer at the NPRDC's CAT-ASVAB Maintenance and Psychometric (CAMP) Facility in San Diego, California. The CAMP Facility supports the development, maintenance, and continuing improvement of the CAT-ASVAB testing program. The purpose of this Interface Operation Manual is to provide operating instructions for the TSD ''Interface,'' a system of menus and interactive screen displays that integrate the use of the TSD and its supporting programs. It is not the purpose of this manual to document in detail the general use of commercial or NPRDC-produced programs that are documented elsewhere. 34 figs.

Caplinger, J.T.; Olander, M.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Control Center Application Program Interface (CCAPI) Project: API Standard Proposal Requirements for Generic Interface Definition (GID)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Control Center Application Program Interface (CCAPI) Task Force is charged with producing design criteria for international energy management system (EMS) standards. Their aim is to integrate independently developed EMS applications. The resulting standards will provide utilities with competitive choices in the design of their control systems, while offering less expensive applications to meet the needs of the rapidly changing electric power industry. The initial Task Force deliverable was the Common...

2001-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

366

A survey on guiding logic for automatic user interface generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile devices and other computationally-capable artifacts are presenting new ways in which to interact with our applications and data. However, to do so effectively requires user interfaces that are optimized for the target platform. Designing such ... Keywords: adaptation, automatic user interface generation

Gaurav Dubey

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

An integrated approach for head gesture based interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The head pose and movement of a user is closely related with his/her intention and thought, recognition of such information could be useful to develop a natural and sensitive user-wheelchair interface. This paper presents an original integrated approach ... Keywords: Electric powered wheelchair, Face authentication, Facial pose estimation, Head gesture based interface, State machine

Gin Chong Lee; Chu Kiong Loo; Letchumanan Chockalingam

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Process control interface system for a distillation plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development of a process control interface system (PCIS) for a distillation pilot plant that is based on the communication protocol called MODBUS. MODBUS communicates the computer (used as a control unit) with the process because ... Keywords: Communication protocol, Distillation column, Interface system, Process control

A. Téllez-Anguiano; F. Rivas-Cruz; C. -M. Astorga-Zaragoza; E. Alcorta-García; D. Juárez-Romero

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Graphical user interface (GUI) testing: Systematic mapping and repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Context: GUI testing is system testing of a software that has a graphical-user interface (GUI) front-end. Because system testing entails that the entire software system, including the user interface, be tested as a whole, during GUI testing, test cases-modeled ... Keywords: Bibliometrics, GUI application, Paper repository, Systematic mapping, Testing

Ishan Banerjee, Bao Nguyen, Vahid Garousi, Atif Memon

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Automated Prototyping of User Interfaces Based on UML Scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

User interface (UI) prototyping and scenario engineering have become popular techniques. Yet, the transition from scenario to formal specifications and the generation of UI code is still ill-defined and essentially a manual task, and the two techniques ... Keywords: Unified Modeling Language, scenario engineering, user interface prototyping

Mohammed Elkoutbi; Ismaïl Khriss; Rudolf K. Keller

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Topology-adaptive interface tracking using the deformable simplicial complex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a novel, topology-adaptive method for deformable interface tracking, called the Deformable Simplicial Complex (DSC). In the DSC method, the interface is represented explicitly as a piecewise linear curve (in 2D) or surface (in 3D) which ... Keywords: Deformable models, surface tracking, tetrahedral meshes

Marek Krzysztof Misztal; Jakob Andreas Bærentzen

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Heuristics for the assessment of interfaces of mobile devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although usability heuristics are a useful tool for the evaluation of interactive user interfaces, the traditional Nielsen's heuristics were created without mobile computing in mind. Other heuristics proposed for mobile applications, usually derived ... Keywords: human factors, interface design, mobile computing, usability evaluation

Olibário Machado Neto, Maria da Graça Pimentel

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Finite-Element Solutions of Free-Interface Density Currents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An interface-adaptive finite-element iteration scheme is designed to solve for the free interface of an inviscid steady-state density current. The method is also applied to free-surface flows over finite obstacles, but convergent solutions are ...

Qin Xu; Fu-Shen Zhang; Guang-Ping Lou

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Learning/teaching graphical user interface based power electronic converters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an intuitive graphical user interface for simulation of various topologies of power electronic converters. The simulator is developed using the GUIDE tool of MATLAB®, which acts as a front-end interface that can be ... Keywords: MATLAB®/SIMULINK®, converter design, power electronics teaching tool

S. Doolla; T. S. Bhatti

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

The Nano-Micro Interface Bridging the Micro  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Nano-Micro Interface Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds. Edited by Hans-Jörg Fecht and Matthias- tion among researchers. The book The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds fills one of these gaps. More specifically, this book, as its subtitle indicates, bridges the micro and nano worlds

Cao, Guozhong

376

Creation of an ergonomic guideline for supervisory control interface design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In tasks of human supervision in industrial control room they are applied generic disciplines as the software engineering and the physical ergonomics for the design of the computing interface and the design of the control room layout. From the point ... Keywords: human-machine interface design, supervisory control

Pere Ponsa; Marta Díaz

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Finescale Structure and Dynamics of an Atmospheric Temperature Interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Near-ground observations of an atmospheric temperature interface in the stable nocturnal boundary layer are reported. The thermal effect of the interface passage was a 5-K decrease in temperature during a 5-min period in which changes in wind ...

Vincent Hohreiter

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Identification of fluids and an interface between fluids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Complex impedance measured over a predefined frequency range is used to determine the identity of different oils in a column. The location of an interface between the oils is determined from the percent frequency effects of the complex impedance measured across the interface. 4 figs.

Lee, D.O.; Wayland, J.R. Jr.

1988-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

379

Exploring smartphone-based web user interfaces for appliances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe the SAWUI architecture by which smartphones can easily show user interfaces for nearby appliances, with no modification or pre-installation of software on the phone, no reliance on cloud services or networking infrastructure, and modest additional ... Keywords: appliances, smartphones, user interfaces

Katie Derthick; James Scott; Nicolas Villar; Christian Winkler

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

A natural language query interface to structured information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accessing structured data such as that encoded in ontologies and knowledge bases can be done using either syntactically complex formal query languages like SPARQL or complicated form interfaces that require expensive customisation to each particular ... Keywords: conceptual search, querying, searching, user interfaces

Valentin Tablan; Danica Damljanovic; Kalina Bontcheva

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Bonding and gap states at GaAs-oxide interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nature of bonding and possible causes of Fermi level pinning at high mobility-high dielectric constant oxide GaAs:HfO"2 interfaces are discussed. It is argued that these are atoms with defective bonding, rather than states due to the bulk semiconductor ... Keywords: GaAs, bonding, interface

John Robertson; Liang Lin

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Tangible User Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future Directions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last two decades, Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have emerged as a new interface type that interlinks the digital and physical worlds. Drawing upon users' knowledge and skills of interaction with the real non-digital world, TUIs show a potential ...

Orit Shaer; Eva Hornecker

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

T-547: Microsoft Windows Human Interface Device (HID) Vulnerability |  

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

547: Microsoft Windows Human Interface Device (HID) Vulnerability 547: Microsoft Windows Human Interface Device (HID) Vulnerability T-547: Microsoft Windows Human Interface Device (HID) Vulnerability February 1, 2011 - 3:20am Addthis PROBLEM Microsoft Windows Human Interface Device (HID) Vulnerability. PLATFORM: Microsoft 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, XP SP3, 7; and prior service packs ABSTRACT: Microsoft Windows does not properly warn the user before enabling additional Human Interface Device (HID) functionality over USB, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary programs via crafted USB data, as demonstrated by keyboard and mouse data sent by malware on a Smartphone that the user connected to the computer. reference LINKS: Security Lab: Reference CVE-2011-0638 CVE Details: Reference CVE-2011-0638 Mitre Reference: CVE-2011-0638

384

Continuous Self Energy of Ions at the Dielectric Interface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a simple, unified theory for the self-energy of an ion near a dielectric interface. Our theory accounts for both the short-range (solvation) and long-range (image force) electrostatic forces, charge polarization induced by these forces, and the cavity energy. In contrast to previous models, our self energy is continuous across the interface and thus applicable to both the water and air (oil) sides of the interface. With no fitting parameters, we predict the specific ion effect on the interfacial affinity of halogen anions at the water/air interface, and the strong adsorption of hydrophobic ions at the water/oil interface, in agreement with experiments and atomistic simulations.

Rui Wang; Zhen-Gang Wang

2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

385

Late Pleistocene Neandertal-Early Modern Human Population Dynamics: The Dental Evidence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent genetic studies have confirmed that there was admixture between African early modern humans and archaic populations throughout the Old World. In this dissertation, I examine European early modern human dental morphology to assess the evidence for Neandertal-human admixture. The focus of this study is not on the question of taxonomic designations of Late Pleistocene Homo, but rather on the interactions of these populations in Europe. This focus on gene flow itself redefines the Neandertal question. Rather than asking if Neandertals are a different species from H. sapiens, I focus on the nature of the interactions between archaic and modern populations, which is essential to understanding the history of modern H. sapiens regardless of species definitions. I recorded dental metric measurements and morphology observations on 85 fossil Neandertals and early modern humans and a recent modern human comparative sample of 330 Native Americans and Spaniards. I examined each trait distribution individually and through the use of Mahalanobis D2, mean measure of divergence, principle components analysis, discriminant function analysis, k-means cluster analysis, and a population genetics program, structure. Through these methods, I found evidence of admixture in the dental trait distributions of European early modern humans. However, it is not evident in traditional distance measures or cluster analyses. The earliest European modern humans do not follow the trend of dental reduction found throughout the Pleistocene and into the Holocene and do not uniformly classify with any fossil population in discriminant function analysis of metric traits. The non-metric trait sample size is too small to make any definitive conclusions, but a mosaic pattern of trait frequencies also suggests admixture. The recent modern human sample shows that while increased variation and a mosaic of non-metric traits persist through many generations after admixture has ceased, traditional methods of distance analysis cannot detect low levels of admixture within 200 years. The program structure is effective in finding patterns of variation within and among populations using morphological data. It will be useful for future analyses of dental traits and other fossil data, given the ability to use it with an incomplete data set.

Springer, Victoria Suzanne

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Ultracapacitor/battery electronic interface development. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A flexible, highly efficient laboratory proof-of-concept Ultracapacitor/Battery Interface power electronic circuit with associated controls was developed on a cost-shared contract funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the General Electric Company (GE). This power electronic interface translates the varying dc voltage on an ultracapacitor with bi-directional power flow to the dc bus of an inverter-supplied ac propulsion system in an electric vehicle application. In a related application, the electronic interface can also be utilized to interface a low-voltage battery to a dc bus of an inverter supplied ac propulsion system. Variations in voltage for these two intended applications occur (1) while extracting energy (discharge) or supplying energy (charge) to an ultracapacitor, and (2) while extracting energy (discharge) or supplying energy (charge) to a low-voltage battery. The control electronics of this interface is designed to be operated as a stand-alone unit acting in response to an external power command. However, the interface unit`s control is not configured to provide any of the vehicle system control functions associated with load leveling or power splitting between the propulsion battery and the ultracapacitor in an electric or hybrid vehicle application. A system study/preliminary design effort established the functional specification of the interface unit, including voltage, current, and power ratings, to meet the program objectives and technical goals for the development of a highly efficient ultracapacitor/battery electronic interface unit; and performed a system/application study of a hybrid-electric transit bus including an ultracapacitor and appropriate electronic interface. The maximum power capability of the ultracapacitor/battery electronic interface unit is 25 kW.

King, R.D.; Salasoo, L.; Schwartz, J.; Cardinal, M.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

387

Event Model Interfaces for Heterogeneous System Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Complex embedded systems consist of hardware and software components from different domains, such as control and signal processing, many of them supplied by different IP vendors. The embedded system designer faces the challenge to integrate, optimize and verify the resulting heterogeneous systems. While formal verification is available for some subproblems, the analysis of the whole system is currently limited to simulation or emulation. In this paper, we tackle the analysis of global resource sharing, scheduling, and buffer sizing in heterogeneous embedded systems. For many practically used preemptive and non-preemptive hardware and software scheduling algorithms of processors and busses, semi-formal analysis techniques are known. However, they cannot be used in system level analysis due to incompatibilities of their underlying event models. This paper presents a technique to couple the analysis of local scheduling strategies via an event interface model. We derive transformation rules between the most important event models and provide proofs where necessary. We use expressive examples to illustrate their application.

Kai Richter; Rolf Ernst

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Brain-Computer Interfaces and Quantum Robots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The actual (classical) Brain-Computer Interface attempts to use brain signals to drive suitable actuators performing the actions corresponding to subject's intention. However this goal is not fully reached, and when BCI works, it does only in particular situations. The reason of this unsatisfactory result is that intention cannot be conceived simply as a set of classical input-output relationships. It is therefore necessary to resort to quantum theory, allowing the occurrence of stable coherence phenomena, in turn underlying high-level mental processes such as intentions and strategies. More precisely, within the context of a dissipative Quantum Field Theory of brain operation it is possible to introduce generalized coherent states associated, within the framework of logic, to the assertions of a quantum metalanguage. The latter controls the quantum-mechanical computing corresponding to standard mental operation. It thus become possible to conceive a Quantum Cyborg in which a human mind controls, through a quantum metalanguage, the operation of an artificial quantum computer.

Eliano Pessa; Paola zizzi

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing systems database interface users manual  

SciTech Connect

A joint-service effort is under way to develop, evaluate, and field-test a Computerized Adaptive Testing version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (CAT-ASVAB). The CAT-ASVAB is being evaluated as a replacement for the Paper and Pencil ASVAB (P P-ASVAB), which is currently used for military personnel selection and classification. During the Score Equating Development (SED) phase of the evaluation, the CAT-ASVAB is being administered at a limited number of Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS). At these stations all examinees are given a P P operational ASVAB; in addition, approximately one-third are given a P P non-operational ASVAB and two-thirds are given the CAT-ASVAB. Data are being transmitted from the MEPS to the CAT-ASVAB Maintenance and Psychometric (CAMP) Facility for analysis and storage. The CAMP Facility supports the development, maintenance, and continuing improvement of the CAT-ASVAB testing program. The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) was contracted by the Navy Personnel and Development Center (NPRDC) to provide software for enhancing the NPRDC CAMP facility. The objective of this Users Manual is to provide an overview of the Testing Systems Database (TSD) Interface, which is designed to support the transfer, quality assurance, analysis, and maintenance of data pertaining to the evaluation of the CAT-ASVAB. This document provides the general management and personnel who are not automated data processing staff with the information necessary to understand the system.

Olander, M.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Muon Collider Machine-Detector Interface  

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In order to realize the high physics potential of a Muon Collider (MC) a high luminosity of {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}-collisions at the Interaction Point (IP) in the TeV range must be achieved ({approx}10{sup 34} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1}). To reach this goal, a number of demanding requirements on the collider optics and the IR hardware - arising from the short muon lifetime and from relatively large values of the transverse emittance and momentum spread in muon beams that can realistically be obtained with ionization cooling should be satisfied. These requirements are aggravated by limitations on the quadrupole gradients as well as by the necessity to protect superconducting magnets and collider detectors from muon decay products. The overall detector performance in this domain is strongly dependent on the background particle rates in various sub-detectors. The deleterious effects of the background and radiation environment produced by the beam in the ring are very important issues in the Interaction Region (IR), detector and Machine-Detector Interface (MDI) designs. This report is based on studies presented very recently.

Mokhov, Nikolai V.; /Fermilab

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Modern Records of Atmospheric Oxygen (O2) from Scripps Institution of  

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Atmospheric Trace Gases » Oxygen » Modern Records of Atmospheric Oxygen Atmospheric Trace Gases » Oxygen » Modern Records of Atmospheric Oxygen (O2) from Scripps Institution of Oceanography Modern Records of Atmospheric Oxygen (O2) from Scripps Institution of Oceanography Introduction This page provides an introduction and links to records of atmospheric oxygen (O2) concentrations at nine currently active stations. Records since 1989 are available from Scripps Pier and Alert, Alaska, although these are not continuous. Continuous records from seven stations extend back to 1993, and data for the other two stations (Cold Bay, Alaska and Palmer Station, Antarctica) are available back to the mid 1990s. These data are from remote locations or other locations situated so that they represent averages over large portions of the globe rather than local background sources.

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Modern Records of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and a 2000-year Ice-core  

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Modern Records of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and a 2000-year Ice-core Modern Records of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and a 2000-year Ice-core Record from Law Dome, Antarctica Introduction This page provides an introduction and links to records of atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) over the last 2000 years, emphasizing large data bases each representing currently active stations. Records in recent decades (time period depending on location) have been obtained from samples of ambient-air at remote locations, which represent changing global atmospheric conditions rather than influences of local sources. The longer (2000-year) record is from the Law Dome ice core in Antarctica. The ice-core record has been merged with modern annual data from Cape Grim, Tasmania to provide a 2000-year time series of annual values. A spline function has been fit to the data to provide a continuous time series of

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Modern Smart Grid Offers Consumers the Power of Choice | Department of  

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

Modern Smart Grid Offers Consumers the Power of Choice Modern Smart Grid Offers Consumers the Power of Choice Modern Smart Grid Offers Consumers the Power of Choice February 7, 2011 - 9:19am Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Home energy assessments are a practical, straightforward way to improve the overall efficiency of your home. Learning how to better manage home energy use can lead to significant cost savings. You may have enlisted the help of a professional auditor to perform the evaluation or relied on an annual, do-it-yourself review-but what if you could monitor your home's energy use on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis? That's exactly what Smart Grid technology offers-providing both consumers and utilities with the information to better manage electricity use, in

394

Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL (Smart Grid  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL (Smart Grid regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392°, 9.501785° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.26392,"lon":9.501785,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Questions and Answers - What is the modern view of the structure of the  

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Atoms without neutrons? Atoms without neutrons? Previous Question (Atoms without neutrons?) Questions and Answers Main Index Next Question (Charge of proton and neutron?) Charge of proton and neutron? What is the modern view of the structure of the atom? How are the protons different from neutrons? What are the differences between protons and electrons? There are several concepts that go into our modern view of the atom. I have listed five and they are all "modern" in the sense that they have been developed within the past century. [Concept 1] - Subatomic particles Proton: positive charge, mass is about 2000 times that of the electron Neutron: neutral or zero charge, mass is nearly the same as the proton Electron: negative charge Neutrino: neutral, massless (?) The neutrino is a relatively unknown particle, but plays an important role

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Cyber Security Summer School: Lessons for the Modern Grid | Department of  

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

Cyber Security Summer School: Lessons for the Modern Grid Cyber Security Summer School: Lessons for the Modern Grid Cyber Security Summer School: Lessons for the Modern Grid June 20, 2011 - 4:34pm Addthis Carol Hawk Program Manager, Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems What does this mean for me? Computer systems do more than store and share information. They help control our traffic lights, trains and specifically, our electric grid -- tasks for which continuous function is the primary concern. Protecting control systems on the grid from cyber attack requires a completely different approach to cyber security than information technology systems. The Cyber Summer School gave aspiring attendees a practical understanding of the connection between power systems and computer science required to secure a clean, reliable energy future.

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New Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to Help Modernize the Grid |  

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Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to Help Modernize Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to Help Modernize the Grid New Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to Help Modernize the Grid September 11, 2013 - 11:09am Addthis The new Energy Systems Integration Facility is the nation's first facility to help both public and private sector researchers scale-up promising clean energy technologies -- from solar modules and wind turbines to electric vehicles and efficient, interactive home appliances -- and test how they interact with each other and the grid at utility-scale. | Video courtesy of NREL. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? We'll be tweeting highlights from the Secretary's visit from @ENERGY throughout the day. Earlier this year, President Obama spoke to the American people about the

398

Reactions at the silver/polymer interface: a review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One of the possible solutions for improving mirrors for long-life, inexpensive solar concentrators is to coat the reactive mirror material with a polymer. Polymer-coated reflectors may improve optical efficiency and reduce the cost of solar mirrors. Because the mirror/polymer interface may have long-term instabilities in a solar-stressed environment, it is necessary to isolate the effects attributable to the bulk materials from those of the interface. Actual failure mechanisms are unknown but we present several possible explanations for failure of the polymer/mirror interface. The purpose of the paper is to review the literature on one of the systems of great current interest, the silver/polymer interface. First, the components of this interface are considered separately. Studies of reactions of environmental gases with silver are summarized. Then, several candidate fluoropolymers and polymethylmethacrylate are considered independently of the metal. The thermal, photo, and oxidative degradation reactions are briefly outlined. Finally, the limited data actually obtained on the silver/polymer interface are summarized. Results obtained on the silver/Teflon-FEP interface are emphasized because its use for thermal control panels in the space program resulted in extensive study. 117 references.

Schissel, P.; Czanderna, A.W.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

NWTC Controllable Grid Interface (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL's Controllable Grid Interface tests wind turbines off-line from the grid, verifies compliance with standards, and provides grid operators with the performance information they need for a faction of the time and cost it would take to test the turbine in the field. To understand the behavior of wind turbines during grid disturbances, manufacturers and utility grid operators need to perform a series of tests and accurate transient simulation studies. The latest edition of the IEC 61400-21 standard describes methods for such tests that include low voltage ride-through (LVRT), active power set-point control, ramp rate limitations, and reactive power capability tests. The IEC methods are being widely adopted on both national and international levels by wind turbine manufacturers, certification authorities, and utilities. Utility operators also need to estimate how much power wind turbines might be able provide to help regulate grid frequency during situations when they need additional energy quickly, and after design modifications or changes are made to control software, manufacturers may be required to retest their turbines. But testing wind turbines in the field can be a lengthy and expensive process often requiring manufacturers and utility operators to send equipment and personnel to remote locations for long periods of time. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) has developed a new Controllable Grid Interface (CGI) test system that can significantly reduce the time and cost required to conduct these tests. The CGI is first test facility in the United States that has fault simulation capabilities and allows manufacturers and system operators to conduct the tests required for certification in a controlled laboratory environment. It is the only system in the world that is fully integrated with two dynamometers and has the capacity to extend that integration to turbines in the field and to a matrix of electronic and mechanical storage devices, all of which are located within close proximity on the same site. NREL's 7.5 MVA CGI tests wind turbines off-line from the grid, verifies compliance with standards, and provides grid operators with the performance information they need for a fraction of the time and cost it would take to test the turbine in the field. The system combines hardware and real-time control software and is designed to operate with the NWTC's 2.5-MW dynamometer as well as the center's new 5-MW dynamometer test facilities. It is designed to work with four types of wind turbines, photovoltaic systems, and energy storage inverters. Results from the dynamometer tests can also be used to fine tune and validate the dynamic models used in integration studies and help industry improve turbine performance and develop test standards for renewable technologies and energy storage.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety and Security Interface Technology Initiative  

SciTech Connect

Safety and Security Interface Technology Initiative Mr. Kevin J. Carroll Dr. Robert Lowrie, Dr. Micheal Lehto BWXT Y12 NSC Oak Ridge, TN 37831 865-576-2289/865-241-2772 carrollkj@y12.doe.gov Work Objective. Earlier this year, the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) was asked to assist in developing options related to acceleration deployment of new security-related technologies to assist meeting design base threat (DBT) needs while also addressing the requirements of 10 CFR 830. NNSA NA-70, one of the working group participants, designated this effort the Safety and Security Interface Technology Initiative (SSIT). Relationship to Workshop Theme. “Supporting Excellence in Operations Through Safety Analysis,” (workshop theme) includes security and safety personnel working together to ensure effective and efficient operations. One of the specific workshop elements listed in the call for papers is “Safeguards/Security Integration with Safety.” This paper speaks directly to this theme. Description of Work. The EFCOG Safety Analysis Working Group (SAWG) and the EFCOG Security Working Group formed a core team to develop an integrated process involving both safety basis and security needs allowing achievement of the DBT objectives while ensuring safety is appropriately considered. This effort garnered significant interest, starting with a two day breakout session of 30 experts at the 2006 Safety Basis Workshop. A core team was formed, and a series of meetings were held to develop that process, including safety and security professionals, both contractor and federal personnel. A pilot exercise held at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in mid-July 2006 was conducted as a feasibility of concept review. Work Results. The SSIT efforts resulted in a topical report transmitted from EFCOG to DOE/NNSA in August 2006. Elements of the report included: Drivers and Endstate, Control Selections Alternative Analysis Process, Terminology Crosswalk, Safety Basis/Security Documentation Integration, Configuration Control, and development of a shared ‘tool box’ of information/successes. Specific Benefits. The expectation or end state resulting from the topical report and associated implementation plan includes: (1) A recommended process for handling the documentation of the security and safety disciplines, including an appropriate change control process and participation by all stakeholders. (2) A means to package security systems with sufficient information to help expedite the flow of that system through the process. In addition, a means to share successes among sites, to include information and safety basis to the extent such information is transportable. (3) Identification of key security systems and associated essential security elements being installed and an arrangement for the sites installing these systems to host an appropriate team to review a specific system and determine what information is exportable. (4) Identification of the security systems’ essential elements and appropriate controls required for testing of these essential elements in the facility. (5) The ability to help refine and improve an agreed to control set at the manufacture stage.

Dr. Michael A. Lehto; Kevin J. Carroll; Dr. Robert Lowrie

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Thermostat Interface and Usability: A Survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report investigates the history of thermostats to better understand the context and legacy regarding the development of this important tool, as well as thermostats' relationships to heating, cooling, and other environmental controls. We analyze the architecture, interfaces, and modes of interaction used by different types of thermostats. For over sixty years, home thermostats have translated occupants' temperature preferences into heating and cooling system operations. In this position of an intermediary, the millions of residential thermostats control almost half of household energy use, which corresponds to about 10percent of the nation's total energy use. Thermostats are currently undergoing rapid development in response to emerging technologies, new consumer and utility demands, and declining manufacturing costs. Energy-efficient homes require more careful balancing of comfort, energy consumption, and health. At the same time, new capabilities will be added to thermostats, including scheduling, control of humidity and ventilation, responsiveness to dynamic electricity prices, and the ability to join communication networks inside homes. Recent studies have found that as many as 50percent of residential programmable thermostats are in permanent"hold" status. Other evaluations found that homes with programmable thermostats consumed more energy than those relying on manual thermostats. Occupants find thermostats cryptic and baffling to operate because manufacturers often rely on obscure, and sometimes even contradictory, terms, symbols, procedures, and icons. It appears that many people are unable to fully exploit even the basic features in today's programmable thermostats, such as setting heating and cooling schedules. It is important that people can easily, reliably, and confidently operate thermostats in their homes so as to remain comfortable while minimizing energy use.

Meier, Alan; Peffer, Therese; Pritoni, Marco; Aragon, Cecilia

2010-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Modern Grid Initiative is a DOE-funded project managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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Rainsuit Theory of grid modernization. This is third in a series of discussions on Rainsuit Theory of grid modernization. This is third in a series of discussions on how different mindsets look at grid modernization. One of my past bosses used to share humorous theories of organizational change management from a college professor, McAdams, worthy of the great philosopher, Yogi Berra. The McAdams Theory of Grid Modernization While this column normally focuses on grid issues, generation counts. The grid is after all an energy system which includes generation, delivery, and load. So, a modern grid has a substantial partnership role with the future generation portfolio of the nation. The grid, generation, and load are not separable variables in the modern electric system. McAdams Theorem #1: Once things change, everything will be different afterwards. This theorem reflects both

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The classical arts of the progymnasmata and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria for the modern composition student  

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This thesis adapts the classical exercises of the graphics. progymnasntata and the educational pedagogy of the Roman educator Quintilian's Instituted Oratoria for use in modern composition classrooms, specifically the classrooms of ENGL 104 at Texas A&M University. This pragmatic application blends with theoretical discussion the works of composition theorists such as P.J. Corbett and Sharon Crowley. Yet, my work maintains independence from previous attempts to adapt classical rhetoric into composition classrooms by finding its main influence in Quintilian and by balancing a wholesale historical insertion of ancient pedagogies with modern composition theories, studies, and examples.

Kreiser, Christopher J

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Stockpile Stewardship and Management for a Modern Pit Facility  

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

Modern Pit Facility Draft Environmental Impact Statement Modern Pit Facility Draft Environmental Impact Statement xii ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AC/MC Analytical Chemistry and Materials Characterization ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation ALARA as low as reasonably achievable ALOHA Aerial Location of Hazardous Atmospheres AQCR Air Quality Control Region ARF airborne release fraction Bison-m Biota Information System of New Mexico BLM Bureau of Land Management BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics BNM Bandelier National Monument CAA Clean Air Act CAIRS Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System CD-0 critical decision on mission need CEQ Council on Environmental Quality CFR Code of Federal Regulations CGTO Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations

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Case Study - Minnesota Power - Accelerating Grid Modernization in Minnesota - November 2012.pdf  

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

Study-Minnesota Power Study-Minnesota Power November 2012 1 SGIG Accelerates Grid Modernization in Minnesota Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota Power (MP) serves approximately 144,000 customers and manages almost 9,000 miles of power lines and over 160 substations. Grid modernization is a top corporate priority and is driven by needs to upgrade the company's electric distribution and metering systems, load control programs, and customer engagement strategies for improved reliability and energy efficiency, lower costs, and more certain peak demand reductions. MP's strategy is focused on small-scale smart grid investments in key areas to first test the

406

Interface structure for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An interface structure is described for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors. The interface structure efficiently transmits high radial compression forces and withstands both large circumferential elongation and local stresses generated by mass-loading and hub attachments. The interface structure is comprised of high-strength fiber, such as glass and carbon, woven into an angle pattern which is about 45{degree} with respect to the rotor axis. The woven fiber is bonded by a ductile matrix material which is compatible with and adheres to the rotor material. This woven fiber is able to elongate in the circumferential direction to match the rotor growth during spinning. 2 figs.

Deteresa, S.J.; Groves, S.E.

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

407

Interface structure for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An interface structure for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors. The interface structure efficiently transmits high radial compression forces and withstands both large circumferential elongation and local stresses generated by mass-loading and hub attachments. The interface structure is comprised of high-strength fiber, such as glass and carbon, woven into an angle pattern which is about 45.degree. with respect to the rotor axis. The woven fiber is bonded by a ductile matrix material which is compatible with and adheres to the rotor material. This woven fiber is able to elongate in the circumferential direction to match the rotor growth during spinning.

Deteresa, Steven J. (Livermore, CA); Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA)

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

408

An abstract-device interface for implementing portable parallel-I/O interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Portable parallel programming has been hampered by the lack of a single, standard, portable application-programmer`s interface (API) for parallel I/O. Instead, the programmer must choose from several different APIs, many of which are not portable. To alleviate this problem, the authors have developed an abstract-device interface for parallel I/O, called ADIO. ADIO is not intended as a new API; rather, it is a strategy for implementing other APIs in a simple, portable, and efficient manner. ADIO facilitates the implementation of any existing or new API on any existing or new file system. ADIO thus enables users to experiment with different APIs, a feature that, they think, would help in the definition of a standard API. It also makes existing applications portable across a wide range of platforms. In this paper, they introduce the concept of ADIO. They describe the design of ADIO and its use in implementing APIs. They have currently implemented subsets of the Intel PFS, IBM PIOFS, and MPI-IO APIs on both the PFS and PIOFS file systems. As a result, they are able to run IBM PIOFS applications on the Intel Paragon, Intel PFS applications on the IBM SP, and MPI-IO applications on both systems. They report performance results obtained from two test programs and one real production application on the SP and Paragon. These results indicate that the performance overhead of using ADIO as an implementation strategy is negligible.

Thakur, R.; Gropp, W.; Lusk, E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Mathematics and Computer Science Div.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

409

Emerging human-computer interface (HCI) design guidelines for graphical user interface (GUI)  

SciTech Connect

The requirement to establish baseline style references for Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) is recognized. The ability to obtain consensus among user communities has been limited to nonexistent. The authors are part of a team that has developed a generic baseline human-computer interface (HCI) style guide for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD HCI Style Guide has its origin in a style guide developed by the intelligence community and in human factors design guidelines developed for Army tactical command and control systems. The DoD HCI Style Guide is intended to be a baseline style reference for the design of HCIs within DoD. The needs of specific user communities have been addressed by including addenda that expand on the baseline and address focus areas of interest. The conclusion is that an overall or general style guide should be adopted for GUIs with allowance for specialized user group requirements and additions. The anticipated results would be higher productivity and reduced training and development time.

Bowser, S.E.; Adams, S.M.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

HCI Beyond the GUI: Design for Haptic, Speech, Olfactory, and Other Nontraditional Interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As technology expands and evolves, one-dimensional, graphical user interface (GUI) design becomes increasingly limiting and simplistic. Designers must meet the challenge of developing new and creative interfaces that adapt to meet human needs and technological ... Keywords: User Interfaces

Philip Kortum

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management processes in U.S. air traffic management modernization : a study of global navigation satellite system development  

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This thesis investigates organization and management issues associated with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to modernize the nation's Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. Focus is placed specifically ...

Sandvig, John H.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Active Labor Unions and Organizations Interfacing With DOE | Department of  

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

Services » Outreach & Collaboration » Focus Groups » Active Services » Outreach & Collaboration » Focus Groups » Active Labor Unions and Organizations Interfacing With DOE Active Labor Unions and Organizations Interfacing With DOE This information book is intended to provide an overview of what HSS has learned through our interface with representative labor unions and stakeholders since the inception of the Focus Group, along with accomplishments and current efforts to address identified areas of weakness. Handbook of Active Labor Unions and Organizations Interfacing With DOE More Documents & Publications HSS/Union Leadership Meeting on DOE Safety and Security Reform HSS Work Group Telecom (Draft Charters) Deputy Secretary Roundtable Meeting with Unions Enforcement Guidance Oversight Reporting Security Classification

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Disky: a DIY Rotational Interface with Inherent Dynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Disky: a DIY Rotational Interface with Inherent Dynamics Karl Yerkes University of California dynamics, DIY 1. INTRODUCTION We describe Disky, a USB turntable controller, as a do- it-yourself project

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Argonne CNM News: Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers  

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Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers Surface Plasmon Resonance in Interfaced Heterodimers Silver and gold nanoparticle heterodiimers Silver and gold nanoparticle heterodimers (about 10 nm across); green wavy lines represent surfactant molecules in the schematic. Underlying is a TEM image of gold (golden color) and silver (dark gray) nanoparticles after epitaxial overgrowth for 180 sec. High-quality interfaced Au-Ag heterodimers in the quantum size regime (diameter <10 nm) were synthesized through a seed-mediated, surface-confined epitaxial overgrowth strategy by researchers in the Nanophotonics Group. First-principles calculations by the Theory & Modeling Group confirmed that quantum size effects and formation of Au/Ag interfaces lead to an unusual enhancement of the characteristic gold surface plasmon

415

Ion Distributions Near a Liquid-Liquid Interface  

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Ion Distributions Near a Liquid-Liquid Interface Ion Distributions Near a Liquid-Liquid Interface Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago; Northern Illinois University; the University of California, Santa Cruz; and ChemMatCARS (sector 15 at the APS) used x-ray reflectivity from ion distributions at the liquid-liquid interface to provide strong evidence that the interfacial structure of a liquid alters the ion distributions near a charged interface, contrary to earlier theories about ions at charged surfaces. Coulomb's Law describes the interaction between two, otherwise isolated, point charges. If many charges are present in the region between these two charges, the net interaction between them is modified. This is commonly found in real systems, such as a plasma gas of electrons and ionized

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T-526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code  

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

526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code 526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability T-526: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability January 3, 2011 - 2:38pm Addthis PROBLEM: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ReleaseInterface()' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability PLATFORM: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385 ABSTRACT: Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Successful exploits will allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions. Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected. reference LINKS: SecurityFocus - Microsoft Internet Explorer

417

Embedding and Interfacing Manual Release 5.5  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

into Tcl/Tk 21 5.1 Loading the interface via Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 5.4.1 From-ECLiPSe to Tcl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 5.4.2 To-ECLiPSe from Tcl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 5

Schaub, Torsten

418

Tailoring Interface Structure in Highly Strained YSZ/STO Heterostructures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heterostructures combining transition metal oxides, as compared to other materials, are able to accommodate very large amounts of epitaxial strain without breaking into islands or structural domains. Coherently strained interfaces are an interesting playground for the search of materials with enhanced ion diffusivities, of interest in devices for energy generation and storage. In this work we highlight the importance of the interface structure of highly strained YSZ/STO superlattices in determining an enhancement of their ionic conductivity. We show the role of growth orientation in controlling the structure and morphology of the interface. Results of density functional theory calculations are discussed, showing that the incompatibility of the oxygen positions at the interface planes plays a key role in stabilizing the high values of ionic conductivities.

Rivera-Calzada, Alberto [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Diaz-Guillen, M R [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Dura, O J [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Sanchez Santolino, Gabriel [ORNL; Pennycook, Timothy J [Vanderbilt University; Schmidt, R [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Bruno, Flavio Y. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Garcia-Barriocanal, Javier [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Sefrioui, Z. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Nemes, Norbert [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Garcia-Hernandez, M [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM); Varela del Arco, Maria [ORNL; Leon, C. [Universidad Complutense, Spain; Pantelides, Sokrates T. [Vanderbilt University; Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL; Santamaria, J. [Universidad Complutense, Spain

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface contributions to peak broadening in CE-ESI-MS  

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The applications of capillary electrophoresis (CE) are expanding, and a number of commercial CE instruments are now available. Combining CE with mass spectroscopy (MS), first done with an electrospray ionization (ESI) interface, yields additional advantages. Other interfaces have been proposed, but CE-ESI-MS offers better sensitivity, reduced background, applicability to higher molecular weight (MW) compounds and a better interface design. Our aim has been to exploit the advantages of automated CE coupled to MS for separation of biological materials. Details of our instrument design are provided. Samples used for these studies were a mixture of myoglobin proteins (MW {approximately}17 kilodaltons) and a tryptic digest of tuna cytochrome c. The results show the ESI-MS interface does not broaden bands, and ion dissociation in the mass spectrometer permits the unambiguous identification of fragments in cases where mass alone is insufficient. 2 refs., 2 figs. (MHB)

Udseth, H.R.; Barinaga, C.J.; Smith, R.D. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)); Whitted, W.H. (Beckman Instruments, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (USA))

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Mending fractured spaces : external legibility and seamlessness in interface design  

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This thesis presents External Legibility: a property of user interfaces that affects the ability of non-participating observers to understand the context of a user's actions. Claims of its value are supported with arguments ...

Zigelbaum, Jamie B

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

A graphical user interface for feature-based opinion mining  

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In this paper, we present XOpin, a graphical user interface that have been developed to provide a smart access to the results of a feature-based opinion detection system, build on top of a parser.

Pedro Balage Filho; Caroline Brun; Gilbert Rondeau

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Carbon NanoFiber Systems for Tissue Interfacing  

Scientists at ORNL have created vertically aligned carbon nano?fibers (VACNF) that are well suited for cell and tissue interfacing applications, such as electrophysiological stimulus and recording, and drug and gene delivery. VACNFs are produced in an ...

423

Tangible interfaces for manipulating aggregates of digital information  

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This thesis develops new approaches for people to physically represent and interact with aggregates of digital information. These support the concept of Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs), a genre of human-computer interaction ...

Ullmer, Brygg Anders

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Argonne CNM News: Graphene Decoupling of Organic/Inorganic Interfaces  

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Graphene Decoupling of OrganicInorganic Interfaces C60 monolayer STM three-dimensional rendered image of a C60 self-assembled monolayer at a domain boundary of graphene and bare...

425

Natural language human-machine interface using artificial neural networks  

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In this paper there is a natural language interface presented, which consists of the intelligent mechanisms of human identification, speech recognition, word and command recognition, command syntax and result analysis, command safety assessment, technological ...

Maciej Majewski; Wojciech Kacalak

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

TASITA—Towed Air–Sea interface Temperature Analyzer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An accurate platinum RTD-based (resistive temperature device) system has been developed to measure the vertical temperature profile in the region of the atmosphere-ocean interface. TASITA, the towed air–sea interaction temperature analyzer, ...

R. P. Cechet; J. Bennett; I. Helmond; P. A. Coppin; E. F. Bradley; I. J. Bapton; J. S. Godfrey

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Definitions of Managed Objects for the Ethernet WAN Interface Sublayer  

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This document defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing the Ethernet Wide Area Network (WAN) Interface Sublayer (WIS).

C. M. Heard

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Oceanographic implications of Laboratory Experiments on Diffusive Interfaces  

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This paper contains a summary of the results from some laboratory and theoretical studies on the diffusive interface in double diffusive convection, paying particular attention to the recent work of Fernando. A simple model is developed which ...

Harindra J. S. Fernando

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Workflow for Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces | Department...  

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Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces July 18, 2011 - 2:45pm View Edit Workflow(active tab) Current Revision Status published Revision 17905 Drafts ID Title Status Last Updated...

430

A tangible interface for a virtual reality presentation and design  

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It is important for city planning projects and large-scale building construction to involve stakeholders and feedback their opinion to the project. This thesis introduces a Tangible Interface for Virtual Reality Presentation ...

Oishi, Jun, 1966-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Development of a user interface for the EnergyPlus whole building...  

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Contacts Media Contacts Development of a user interface for the EnergyPlus whole building energy simulation program Title Development of a user interface for the...

432

Molecular Design of Branched and Binary Molecules at Ordered Interfaces  

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This study examined five different branched molecular architectures to discern the effect of design on the ability of molecules to form ordered structures at interfaces. Photochromic monodendrons formed kinked packing structures at the air-water interface due to the cross-sectional area mismatch created by varying number of alkyl tails and the hydrophilic polar head group. The lower generations formed orthorhombic unit cell with long range ordering despite the alkyl tails tilted to a large degree. Favorable interactions between liquid crystalline terminal groups and the underlying substrate were observed to compel a flexible carbosilane dendrimer core to form a compressed elliptical conformation which packed stagger within lamellae domains with limited short range ordering. A twelve arm binary star polymer was observed to form two dimensional micelles at the air-water interface attributed to the higher polystyrene block composition. Linear rod-coil molecules formed a multitude of packing structures at the air-water interface due to the varying composition. Tree-like rod-coil molecules demonstrated the ability to form one-dimensional structures at the air-water interface and at the air-solvent interface caused by the preferential ordering of the rigid rod cores. The role of molecular architecture and composition was examined and the influence chemically competing fragments was shown to exert on the packing structure. The amphiphilic balance of the different molecular series exhibited control on the ordering behavior at the air-water interface and within bulk structures. The shell nature and tail type was determined to dictate the preferential ordering structure and molecular reorganization at interfaces with the core nature effect secondary.

Kirsten Larson Genson

2005-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

433

An Experiment to Tame the Plasma Material Interface  

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The plasma material interface in Demo will be more challenging than that in ITER, due to requirements for approximately four times higher heat flux from the plasma and approximately five times higher average duty factor. The scientific and technological solutions employed in ITER may not extrapolate to Demo. The key questions to be resolved for Demo and the resulting key requirements for an experiment to 'tame the plasma material interface' are analyzed. A possible design point for such an experiment is outlined.

Goldston, R J; Menard, J E; Allain, J P; Brooks, J N; Canik, J M; Doerner, R; Fu, G; Gates, D A; Gentile, C A; Harris, J H; Hassanein, A; Gorelenkov, N N; Kaita, R; Kaye, S M; Kotschenreuther, M; Kramer, G J; Kugel, H W; Maingi, R; Mahajan, S M; Majeski, R; Neumeyer, C L; Nygren, R E; Ono, M; Owen, L W; Ramakrishnan, S; Rognlien, T D; Ruzic, D N; Ryutov, D D; Sabbagh, S A; Skinner, C H; Soukhanovskii, V A; Stevenson, T N; Ulrickson, M A; Valanju, P M; Woolley, R D

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

434

FDR3 --A Modern Refinement Checker for CSP Thomas Gibson-Robinson, Philip Armstrong,  

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FDR3 -- A Modern Refinement Checker for CSP Thomas Gibson-Robinson, Philip Armstrong, Alexandre.roscoe}@cs.ox.ac.uk Abstract. FDR3 is a complete rewrite of the CSP refinement checker FDR2, incorporating a significant number describe the new algorithm that FDR3 uses to construct its in- ternal representation of CSP processes

Oxford, University of

435

Modern lighting sources and controls for energy efficient lighting and a smart control algorithm application  

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Energy is an important measure of prosperity of a nation. Energy has been the life-blood for continual progress of human civilization. Since the beginning of industrial revolution around two centuries ago, the global energy consumption has increased ... Keywords: energy efficiency, energy saving, fuzzy logic, modern lighting, sensors, smart controls

?afak Sa?lam; Bülent Oral

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Study of storage yard PRIC key technologies based on modern measurement and control  

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Pattern recognition and intelligent control (PRIC) based on modern measure and control is developing with the important challenge that machine how to percept external environment information. At the same time, storage yard automation guarantee the efficiency ... Keywords: PRIC technology, embedded system, fuzzy theory, image matching, storage yard

Changan Ji; Xiubin Zhang; Junhao Ying; Yi Wang; Guohui Zeng

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Twentieth century Chinese architecture : examples and their significance in a modern tradition  

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If one were to seek a unifying factor in this relatively short period of a modern Chinese tradition, it might be surprising to find that amidst the jolts of passing out of a feudal era into the twentieth century, the ancient ...

Marcus, Karen K

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Implementation and evaluation of active storage in modern parallel file systems  

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Active Storage is a technology aimed at reducing the bandwidth requirements of current supercomputing systems, and leveraging the processing power of the storage nodes used by some modern file systems. To achieve both objectives, Active Storage moves ... Keywords: Active Storage, Lustre, NetCDF, PVFS2, Striped file

Juan Piernas-Canovas; Jarek Nieplocha

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build-ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and  

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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build- ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and safe movement. How- ever, transportation systems by their very nature also affect the environment through operations, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities, and through the travel behaviors they encourage

Wang, Yuhang

440

Stable Isotope Analysis of Modern Human Hair Collected From Asia (China, India,  

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Stable Isotope Analysis of Modern Human Hair Collected From Asia (China, India, Mongolia, IN 47907 4 Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 KEY WORDS hair keratin; stable isotope; Asia ABSTRACT We report isotopic data (d2 H, d18 O n 5 196; d13 C, d15 N

Ehleringer, Jim

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NEW TERMS OF ACCOMMODATION: BENJAMIN ELMANS ON THEIR OWN TERMS AND EARLY MODERN GLOBAL  

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NEW TERMS OF ACCOMMODATION: BENJAMIN ELMANS ON THEIR OWN TERMS AND EARLY MODERN GLOBAL NETWORK-1850, the subtitle of Benjamin Elmans On Their Terms, hardly captures the depth of the historiographic revision role to science, that the very idea that Chinese developed science ,,on their own terms

Elman, Benjamin

442

New vision tools from the comparative study of an "old" psychophysical and a "modern" computational model  

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A comparative study has been made between a one and half century old psychophysical model of vision and a modern computational model. The Mach band illusion has been studied from a new angle, that led to concluding that a Bi-Laplacian of Gaussian operation ...

Kuntal Ghosh; Sandip Sarkar; Kamales Bhaumik

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Nuclear winter revisited with a modern climate model and current nuclear arsenals: Still catastrophic consequences  

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Nuclear winter revisited with a modern climate model and current nuclear arsenals: Still of climate model simulations of the response to smoke and dust from a massive nuclear exchange between the superpowers could be summarized as ``nuclear winter,'' with rapid temperature, precipitation, and insolation

Robock, Alan

444

David Cahen, Canada-Weizmann 10/'09 Modern Life with Sustainable Energy  

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Power Sources by Type TW Gas Hydro Other for 2005 0 1 2 3 4 5 Oil Coal Nuclear Bio mass ENERGY: J, WsecDavid Cahen, Canada-Weizmann 10/'09 Modern Life with Sustainable Energy Presents an Unprecedented Institute's Alternative Sustainable Energy Research Initiative http://www.weizmann.ac.il/AERI/ Presentations

Martin, Jan M.L.

445

The Graphene/Graphane Interface Energy and Implications for Defects  

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Recent theoretical work has shown that electronic properties of graphene sheets can be systematically modified by the partial hydrogenation of the sheets. Two possible perfect and distinct graphene/graphane interfaces (called zig-zag and armchair) have very different but potentially useful electronic properties which are nevertheless likely to be affected by the presence of defects. In an effort to evaluate their relative energetics and their potential for defects, the structure and energies of the zig-zag and armchair interfaces have been computed for infinite sheets of periodically alternating stripes of graphene and graphane ribbons of various widths. The presence of an interface causes significant strains in both the graphene and graphane regions, with both shear strains and area strains typically close to 1%. The associated large strain energies may lead to defects that relieve the strain but disrupt the lattice. The energies per unit length associated with the interfaces alone are approximately 0.12 eV/ for the zig-zag interface and 0.11 eV/ for the armchair. The large misfit strains and energies suggest that formation of strain-relieving defects at the interface should be highly favorable.

Averill, Frank [ORNL; Morris, James R [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The impact of modern headlamps on the design of sag vertical curves  

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Incorporating safety in the design of a highway is one of the foremost duties of a design engineer. Design guidelines provide standards that help engineers include safety in the design of various geometric features. However, design guidelines are not frequently revised and do not accommodate for the frequent changes in vehicle design. One such example is the change in vehicle headlamps. These changes significantly impact the illuminance provided on the road and in turn the design formula. Roadway visibility is critical for nighttime driving. In the absence of roadway lighting, vehicle headlamps illuminate the road ahead of a vehicle. Sag vertical curve design depends on the available headlight sight distance provided by the 1 degree upward diverging headlamp beam. The sag curve design formulas were developed in the early 1940s when sealed beam headlamps were predominant. However, headlamps have changed significantly and modern headlamps project less light above the horizontal axis. In this research, the difference in illuminance provided by sealed beam headlamps and modern headlamps was examined. For the theoretical analysis, three different sag curves were analyzed. On these curves, about 26 percent reduction in illuminance was observed at a distance equal to the stopping sight distance when comparing sealed beam to modern headlamps. A change in the headlamp divergence angle from 1.0 degree to 0.85 degree will provide the required illuminance on the road when using modern headlamps. A field study was performed to validate the theoretical calculations. It was observed that for modern headlamps, a divergence angle less than 1 degree and greater than 0.5 degrees will provide illuminance values comparable to sealed beam headlamps. As a part of this research, a preliminary study, examining the impact of degraded headlamp lenses on the illuminance provided on sag vertical curves was conducted. A significant reduction in illuminance reaching the roadway on sag curves was observed, due to headlamp lens degradation.

Gogula, Madhuri

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Ultrafast dynamics of electrons at interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electronic states of a thin layer of material on a surface possess unique physical and chemical properties. Some of these properties arise from the reduced dimensionality of the thin layer with respect to the bulk or the properties of the electric field where two materials of differing dielectric constants meet at an interface. Other properties are related to the nature of the surface chemical bond. Here, the properties of excess electrons in thin layers of Xenon, Krypton, and alkali metals are investigated, and the bound state energies and effective masses of the excess electrons are determined using two-photon photoemission. For Xenon, the dependence of bound state energy, effective mass, and lifetime on layer thickness from one to nine layers is examined. Not all quantities were measured at each coverage. The two photon photoemission spectra of thin layers of Xenon on a Ag(111) substrate exhibit a number of sharp, well-defined peaks. The binding energy of the excess electronic states of Xenon layers exhibited a pronounced dependence on coverage. A discrete energy shift was observed for each additional atomic layer. At low coverage, a series of states resembling a Rydberg series is observed. This series is similar to the image state series observed on clean metal surfaces. Deviations from image state energies can be described in terms of the dielectric constant of the overlayer material and its effect on the image potential. For thicker layers of Xe (beyond the first few atomic layers), the coverage dependence of the features begins to resemble that of quantum well states. Quantum well states are related to bulk band states. However, the finite thickness of the layer restricts the perpendicular wavevector to a discrete set of values. Therefore, the spectrum of quantum well states contains a series of peaks which correspond to the various allowed values of the perpendicular wavevector. Analysis of the quantum well spectrum yields electronic band structure information. In this case, the quantum well states examined are derived from the Xenon conduction band. Measurements of the energies as a function of coverage yield the dispersion along the axis perpendicular to the surface while angle-resolved two-photon photoemission measurements yield information about dispersion along the surface parallel. The relative importance of the image potential and the overlayer band structure also depends on the quantum number and energy of the state. Some members of the image series may have an energy which is in an energy gap of the layer material, therefore such states may tend to remain physically outside the layer and retain much of their image character even at higher coverages. This is the case for the n = 1 image state of the Xe/Ag(111) system. The energies of image states which are excluded from the layer have a complex dependence on the thickness of the layer and its dielectric constant. The population decay kinetics of excited electronic states of the layer were also determined. Lifetimes are reported for the first three excited states for 1-6 atomic layers of Xe on Ag(111). As the image states evolve into quantum well states with increasing coverage, the lifetimes undergo an oscillation which marks a change in the spatial extent of the state. For example, the n = 2 quantum well state decreases substantially at 3-5 layers as the electron probability density in the layer increases. The lifetime data are modeled by extending the two-band nearly-free-electron approximation to account for the insulating Xe layer.

McNeill, Jason D.

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

448

A Spatially Augmented Reality Sketching Interface for Architectural Daylighting Design  

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tool based on this rendering method. Our interactive tangible daylighting design system can be used by novice or experienced designers who need not be experts in daylighting technology or advanced graphical heliodon system [42], [43] that complements modern desktop architectural daylighting design software tools

Linhardt, Robert J.

449

An Intelligent User Interface to Support Weather Report Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern-day computers have greatly advanced our ability to generate reasonably accurate weather forecast models in a timely manner. High-powered workstations have put the output from these models, as well as a tremendous amount of raw and analyzed ...

Darryl N. Leon; Michael L. Talbert

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System  

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up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System June 27, 2007 - 2:08pm Addthis Superconductor Research Crucial to Improving Power Delivery Equipment WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will provide up to $51.8 million for five cost-shared projects that will help accelerate much-needed modernization of our Nation's electricity grid. This research will advance the development and application of high-temperature superconductors, which have the potential to alleviate congestion on an electricity grid that is experiencing increased demand from consumers. Making investments to modernize our electricity grid; securing a diverse and stable supply of

451

DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System  

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Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System June 27, 2007 - 11:05am Addthis Superconductor Research Crucial to Improving Power Delivery Equipment WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will provide up to $51.8 million for five cost-shared projects that will help accelerate much-needed modernization of our Nation's electricity grid. This research will advance the development and application of high-temperature superconductors, which have the potential to alleviate congestion on an electricity grid that is experiencing increased demand from consumers. Making investments to modernize our electricity grid; securing a diverse and stable supply of

452

Thermal Performance and Reliability of Bonded Interfaces for Power Electronics Packaging Applications (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the thermal performance and reliability of bonded interfaces for power electronics packaging applications.

Devoto, D.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

High-performance parallel interface to synchronous optical network gateway  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system of sending and receiving gateways interconnects high speed data interfaces, e.g., HIPPI interfaces, through fiber optic links, e.g., a SONET network. An electronic stripe distributor distributes bytes of data from a first interface at the sending gateway onto parallel fiber optics of the fiber optic link to form transmitted data. An electronic stripe collector receives the transmitted data on the parallel fiber optics and reforms the data into a format effective for input to a second interface at the receiving gateway. Preferably, an error correcting syndrome is constructed at the sending gateway and sent with a data frame so that transmission errors can be detected and corrected in a real-time basis. Since the high speed data interface operates faster than any of the fiber optic links the transmission rate must be adapted to match the available number of fiber optic links so the sending and receiving gateways monitor the availability of fiber links and adjust the data throughput accordingly. In another aspect, the receiving gateway must have sufficient available buffer capacity to accept an incoming data frame. A credit-based flow control system provides for continuously updating the sending gateway on the available buffer capacity at the receiving gateway.

St. John, Wallace B. (Los Alamos, NM); DuBois, David H. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

High-performance parallel interface to synchronous optical network gateway  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a system of sending and receiving gateways interconnects high speed data interfaces, e.g., HIPPI interfaces, through fiber optic links, e.g., a SONET network. An electronic stripe distributor distributes bytes of data from a first interface at the sending gateway onto parallel fiber optics of the fiber optic link to form transmitted data. An electronic stripe collector receives the transmitted data on the parallel fiber optics and reforms the data into a format effective for input to a second interface at the receiving gateway. Preferably, an error correcting syndrome is constructed at the sending gateway and sent with a data frame so that transmission errors can be detected and corrected in a real-time basis. Since the high speed data interface operates faster than any of the fiber optic links the transmission rate must be adapted to match the available number of fiber optic links so the sending and receiving gateways monitor the availability of fiber links and adjust the data throughput accordingly. In another aspect, the receiving gateway must have sufficient available buffer capacity to accept an incoming data frame. A credit-based flow control system provides for continuously updating the sending gateway on the available buffer capacity at the receiving gateway. 7 figs.

St. John, W.B.; DuBois, D.H.

1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

455

Modern Records of Atmospheric Methane (CH4) and a 2000-year Ice-core Record  

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(CH4) » Ice Cores (CH4) » Ice Cores Modern Records of Atmospheric Methane (CH4) and a 2000-year Ice-core Record from Law Dome, Antarctica Introduction This page provides an introduction and links to records of atmospheric methane (CH4) over the last 2000 years, emphasizing large data bases each representing currently active stations. Records in recent decades (time period depending on location) have been obtained from samples of ambient-air at remote locations, which represent global atmospheric conditions rather than influences of local sources. The longer (2000-year) record is from the Law Dome ice core in Antarctica. The ice-core record has been merged with modern annual data from Cape Grim, Tasmania to provide a 2000-year record ending with the most recent data. A spline function has

456

Microsoft Word - Compendium of Modern Grid Technologies V1.0Final_updated201.doc  

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v1.0 v1.0 NETL Modern Grid Initiative Powering our 21st-Century Economy A COMPENDIUM OF MODERN GRID TECHNOLOGIES Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability June 2007 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability v1.0 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any

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Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Modernization Now  

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

Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Modernization Now Available Article on the Grid Tech Team's Strategic Plan for Grid Modernization Now Available January 11, 2013 - 4:10pm Addthis A new article by OE's Kerry Cheung, William Parks and Anjan Bose in IEEE's Smart Grid newsletter describes the Department of Energy's strategic plan to achieve a future electricity system that will be cost-effective, seamless from generation to end-use, and capable of meeting all clean energy demands and capacity requirements. Developed by DOE's Grid Tech Team (GTT), the proposed strategy recognizes the diversity and uncertainty of future energy demands and generation portfolios, the inherent regional differences in needs, goals and resources, and the critical importance of continued dialogue and engagement with appropriate

458

DOE Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize  

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Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize the Nation's Electricity Grid DOE Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize the Nation's Electricity Grid April 21, 2008 - 10:49am Addthis Demonstration Projects Aim at 15 Percent Reduction of U.S. Peak Load Electricity Demand Washington, DC- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin Kolevar today announced the Department's plans to invest up to $50 million over five years (Fiscal Years 2008 - 2012), subject to appropriations from Congress, in nine demonstration projects competitively selected to increase efficiency in the nation's electricity grid. The Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) technologies demonstrated in these projects aim to

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DOE Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize  

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Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize the Nation's Electricity Grid DOE Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize the Nation's Electricity Grid April 21, 2008 - 1:43pm Addthis Demonstration Projects Aim at 15 Percent Reduction of U.S. Peak Load Electricity Demand Washington, DC- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin Kolevar today announced the Department's plans to invest up to $50 million over five years (Fiscal Years 2008 - 2012), subject to appropriations from Congress, in nine demonstration projects competitively selected to increase efficiency in the nation's electricity grid. The Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) technologies demonstrated in these projects aim to

460

DOE Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize  

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Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize Hawaii's Energy Infrastructure DOE Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize Hawaii's Energy Infrastructure April 21, 2008 - 1:46pm Addthis University of Hawaii Team to Install Distribution Management System at Maui Substation Honolulu, Hawaii- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) Kevin Kolevar announced the Department's plans to invest up to $7 million over three years in a demonstration project led by the University of Hawaii's Natural Energy Institute to increase efficiency in the State's energy infrastructure. Assistant Secretary Kolevar was joined by Governor Linda Lingle in making the announcement today in Honolulu. The project, totaling $15 million, is

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Modern Records of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and a 2000-year Ice-core  

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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) » Ice Cores Carbon Dioxide (CO2) » Ice Cores Modern Records of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and a 2000-year Ice-core Record from Law Dome, Antarctica Introduction This page provides an introduction and links to records of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations over the last 2000 years, emphasizing large data bases each representing many currently active stations. Records since about 1960 (depending on location) have been obtained from samples of ambient-air at remote stations, which represent changing global atmospheric concentrations rather than influences of local sources. The longer (2000-year) record is from the Law Dome ice core in Antarctica. The ice-core record has been merged with modern annual data from Cape Grim, Tasmania to provide a 2000-year record ending with the most recent data. A

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Land-Use Requirements of Modern Wind Power Plants in the United States  

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4 4 August 2009 Land-Use Requirements of Modern Wind Power Plants in the United States Paul Denholm, Maureen Hand, Maddalena Jackson, and Sean Ong 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-6A2-45834 August 2009 Land-Use Requirements of Modern Wind Power Plants in the United States Paul Denholm, Maureen Hand, Maddalena Jackson, and Sean Ong Prepared under Task No. WER9.3550 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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DOE Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize  

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

Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize Hawaii's Energy Infrastructure DOE Selects Project for up to $7 Million of Federal Funding to Modernize Hawaii's Energy Infrastructure April 21, 2008 - 1:46pm Addthis University of Hawaii Team to Install Distribution Management System at Maui Substation Honolulu, Hawaii- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) Kevin Kolevar announced the Department's plans to invest up to $7 million over three years in a demonstration project led by the University of Hawaii's Natural Energy Institute to increase efficiency in the State's energy infrastructure. Assistant Secretary Kolevar was joined by Governor Linda Lingle in making the announcement today in Honolulu. The project, totaling $15 million, is

464

Hydro Life Extension Modernization Guide Volume 6 - Civil and Other Plant Components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hydroelectric power generation is a proven vital source of electricity in the United States and worldwide. This guideline represents the last in a series of seven to help hydroelectric utilities access the needs and benefits of life extension and modernization. This volume focuses on alternatives for civil and other plant components to assist in evaluating the cost and economic justification for various alternatives and to implement the selected plan. It also provides a screening procedure and criteria t...

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydro Life Extension Modernization Guides: Volumes 4 and 5: Auxiliary Mechanical and Electrical Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

These guidelines are the fourth and fifth volumes in a series for assessing the needs and benefits and evaluating the cost and economic justification of life extension and modernization alternatives at hydroelectric plants and for implementing the selected plan. They specifically address the plant auxiliary mechanical systems (Volume 4) and auxiliary electrical systems (Volume 5). They also provide a screening procedure and criteria to enable utility personnel to identify where there are opportunities fo...

2001-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Modern Digital, Information, and Communication Technologies for Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of modern digital, information, and communications technology (DT, IT, and CT)) capabilities provides tremendous opportunities for developing beneficial applications for improving plant and human performance in operating plants, including opportunities for replacing aging and obsolete functionality and for providing new support applications. These capabilities can also provide improved functionality that will support the high expectations for the performance of new plants. The Electric Power Rese...

2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ris har udgivet en rapport om moderne bioenergi. Den slr fast, at biomasse er en  

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Risø har udgivet en rapport om moderne bioenergi. Den slår fast, at biomasse er en ligeså værdifuld skal til for at udnytte hele dens potentiale. Der er ikke noget nyt i at bruge biomasse til energi' er et spørgsmål om at udnytte ny teknologi til at gøre energi fra biomasse endnu mere rentabel og

468

John von Neumann's Analysis of Gaussian Elimination and the Origins of Modern Numerical Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Just when modern computers (digital, electronic, and programmable) were being invented, John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a paper to illustrate the mathematical analyses that they believed would be needed to use the new machines effectively ... Keywords: CFL condition, Gaussian elimination, backward error, computer architecture, computer arithmetic, computer programming, condition number, decomposition paradigm, history, matrix norms, numerical analysis, rounding error analysis, stability, stochastic linear algebra, von Neumann

Joseph F. Grcar

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

T-703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface Lets  

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703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface 703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface Lets Remote Users Obtain Database Contents T-703: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Open Query Interface Lets Remote Users Obtain Database Contents August 26, 2011 - 3:45pm Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. A remote user can obtain database contents PLATFORM: Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x, 7.x, 8.0, 8.5 ABSTRACT: A remote user can obtain database contents, including authentication credentials. reference LINKS: SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1025971 Cisco Document ID: 113190 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. A remote user can obtain database contents. A remote user can access an open

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Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces | Department of Energy  

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Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces July 18, 2011 - 2:45pm View(active tab) Edit Workflow Addthis A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group What does this mean for me? A prime example of these applications is artificial photosynthesis -- the effort to capture energy from the sun and transform it into electricity or chemical fuels. Catalysts (substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed) are used to initiate virtually every industrial manufacturing process that involves chemistry. With the advent of nano-sized catalysts, metal and metal oxide catalysts have surged in

471

MAH-3 Code: Mixed Cells and Markers to Reconstruct Interfaces  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

MAH-3 Code: Mixed Cells and Markers to Reconstruct Interfaces MAH-3 Code: Mixed Cells and Markers to Reconstruct Interfaces Nina N. Anuchina, Nikolay S. Es'kov, Viatcheslav A. Gordeyhuck, Oleg M. Kozyrev & Vladimir I. Volkov MAH-3 [1, 2] code simulates nonstationary 3D hydrodynamic multi-component flows with strongly distorted interfaces. Following from a priori information, the system to be simulated is presented by a set of computational domains. In each domain, an unstructured hexahedral mesh is used. 1. Anuchina N.N., Volkov V.J., Gordeychuk V.A., Es'kov N.S., Ilytina O.S., Kozurev O.M. Numerical simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov instability using MAX-3 code. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, vol. 168 (2004), pp. 11-20. 2. Volkov V.I., Gordeychuk V.A., Es'kov N.S., Kozyrev O.M. Numerical

472

Ganga: a Grid user interface for distributed analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Details are presented of GANGA, the Grid user interface being developed to enable large-scale distributed data analysis within High Energy Physics. In contrast to the standard LCG Grid user interface it makes transparent most of the Grid technicalities. GANGA can also be used as a frontend for smaller batch systems thus providing a homogeneous environment for the data analysis on inhomogeneous resources. As a clear software framework GANGA offers easy possibilities for extension and customization. We report on current GANGA deployment, and show that by creating additional pluggable modules its functionality can be extended to fit the needs of other grid user communities. 1. Introduction. GANGA [1] is an easy-to-use frontend for job definition and management, implemented in Python [2]. It is being developed to meet the needs of a Grid user interface within the

K. Harrison; C. L. Tan; D. Liko; A. Maier; J. T. Moscicki; U. Egede; R. W. L. Jones; A. Soroko; G. N. Patrick

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

BioFET-SIM Web Interface: Implementation and Two Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a web interface for the BioFET-SIM program. The web interface allows to conveniently setup calculations based on the BioFET-SIM multiple charges model. As an illustration, two case studies are presented. In the first case, a generic peptide with opposite charges on both ends is inverted in orientation on a semiconducting nanowire surface leading to a corresponding change in sign of the computed sensitivity of the device. In the second case, the binding of an antibody/antigen complex on the nanowire surface is studied in terms of orientation and analyte/nanowire surface distance. We demonstrate how the BioFET-SIM web interface can aid in the understanding of experimental data and postulate alternative ways of antibody/antigen orientation on the nanowire surface.

Hediger, Martin R; De Vico, Luca

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Alternate VHTR/HTE INterface for mitigating tritum.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

High temperature creep in structures at the interface between the nuclear plant and the hydrogen plant and the migration of tritium from the core through structures in the interface are two key challenges for the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) coupled to the High Temperature Electrolysis (HTE) process. The severity of these challenges, however, can be reduced by lowering the temperature at which the interface operates. Preferably this should be accomplished in a way that does not reduce combined plant efficiency and other performance measures. A means for doing so is described in this report. A heat pump is used to raise the temperature of near-waste heat from the PCU to the temperature at which nine-tenths of the HTE process heat is needed. In addition to mitigating tritium transport and creep of structures, structural material commodity costs are reduced and plant efficiency is increased by a couple of percent.

Vilim, R.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2009-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

475

An interactive visual query interface on spatial/ temporal data  

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Abstract: In this paper a visual approach for the query interface on the spatial/temporal data is described, which is designed for the users who know nothing about query languages. Based on concept of elementary query and query operators, a complex spatial/temporal query could be built as a compound query which is broken down into several interactive iterations. In each of iterations, users just need to build a simple elementary query and select a query operator, which greatly reduces the mental load of users. To make query building more efficient, a novel approach based on the query pattern retrieving and matching is explained and used in the interface. An experimental prototype has been implemented to demonstrate the usability of the interface.

Xin Li; S. K. Chang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Molecular-scale measurements of electric fields at electrochemical interfaces.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatially resolved measurements of electric fields at electrochemical interfaces would be a critical step toward further understanding and modeling the detailed structure of electric double layers. The goal of this project was to perform proof-of-principle experiments to demonstrate the use of field-sensitive dyes for optical measurements of fields in electrochemical systems. A confocal microscope was developed that provides sensitive detection of the lifetime and high resolution spectra of excited fluorescence for dyes tethered to electrically conductive surfaces. Excited state lifetimes for the dyes were measured and found to be relatively unquenched when linked to indium tin oxide, but strongly quenched on gold surfaces. However, our fluorescence detection is sufficiently sensitive to measure spectra of submonolayer dye coatings even when the fluorescence was strongly quenched. Further work to create dye labeled interfaces on flat, uniform and durable substrates is necessary to make electric field measurements at interfaces using field sensitive dyes.

Hayden, Carl C.; Farrow, Roger L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Advanced human-system interface design review guidelines  

SciTech Connect

Advanced, computer-based, human-system interface designs are emerging in nuclear power plant (NPP) control rooms. These developments may have significant implications for plant safety in that they will greatly affect the ways in which operators interact with systems. At present, however, the only guidance available to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the review of control room-operator interfaces, NUREG-0700, was written prior to these technological changes and is thus not designed to address them. The objective of the project reported in this paper is to develop an Advanced Control Room Design Review Guideline for use in performing human factors reviews of advanced operator interfaces. This guideline will be implemented, in part, as a portable, computer-based, interactive document for field use. The paper describes the overall guideline development methodology, the present status of the document, and the plans for further guideline testing and development. 21 refs., 3 figs.

O'Hara, J.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Search histories for user support in user interfaces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The authors describe user interface tools based on search histories to support legal information seekers. The design of the tools was informed by the results of a user study (Komlodi, 2002a) that examined the use of human memory, external memory aids, and search histories in legal information seeking and derived interface design recommendations for information storage and retrieval systems. The data collected were analyzed to identify potential task areas where search histories can support information seeking and use. The results show that many information-seeking tasks can take advantage of automatically and manually recorded history information. These findings encouraged the design of user interface tools building on search history information: direct search history displays, history-enabled scratchpad facilities, and organized results collection tools.

Anita Komlodi; Dagobert Soergel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces | Department of Energy  

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

Interfaces Interfaces Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces July 18, 2011 - 2:45pm View(active tab) Edit Workflow Addthis A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group What does this mean for me? A prime example of these applications is artificial photosynthesis -- the effort to capture energy from the sun and transform it into electricity or chemical fuels. Catalysts (substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed) are used to initiate virtually every industrial manufacturing process that involves chemistry. With the advent of nano-sized catalysts, metal and metal oxide catalysts have surged in importance. Recently, researchers at the Department's Lawrence Berkeley National

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Pulsed particle beam vacuum-to-air interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vacuum-to-air interface is provided for a high-powered, pulsed particle beam accelerator. The interface comprises a pneumatic high speed gate valve, from which extends a vacuum-tight duct, that terminates in an aperture. Means are provided for periodically advancing a foil strip across the aperture at the repetition rate of the particle pulses. A pneumatically operated hollow sealing band urges foil strip, when stationary, against and into the aperture. Gas pressure means periodically lift off and separate foil strip from aperture, so that it may be readily advanced. 5 figs.

Cruz, G.E.; Edwards, W.F.

1987-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical investigation of the gallium nitride-aqueous electrolyte interface  

SciTech Connect

GaN (E{sub g} = {approximately}3.4 eV) was photoelectrochemically characterized and the energetic position of its bandedges determined with respect to SHE. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was employed to analyze the interface, determine the space charge layer capacitance, and, subsequently obtain the flatband potential of GaN in different aqueous electrolytes. The flatband potential of GaN varied at an approximately Nernstian rate in aqueous buffer electrolytes of different pHs indicating acid-base equilibria at the interface.

Kocha, S.S.; Peterson, M.W.; Arent, D.J.; Turner, J.A. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States). Photoconversion Branch; Redwing, J.M.; Tischler, M.A. [Advanced Technology Materials, Inc., Danbury, CT (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Fiber optics interface for a dye laser oscillator and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dye laser oscillator in which one light beam is used to pump a continuous stream of dye within a cooperating dye chamber for producing a second, different beam is generally disclosed herein along with a specific arrangement including an optical fiber and a fiber optics interface for directing the pumping beam into the dye chamber. The specific fiber optics interface illustrated includes three cooperating lenses which together image one particular dimension of the pumping beam into the dye chamber from the output end of the optical fiber in order to insure that the dye chamber is properly illuminated by the pumping beam.

Johnson, S.A.; Seppala, L.G.

1984-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

483

Modeling of interface behavior in carbon nanotube composites.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research focuses on the development of a constitutive model for carbon nanotube polymer composites incorporating nanoscale attributes of the interface between the nanotube and polymer. Carbon nanotube polymer composites exhibit promising properties, as structural materials and the current work will motivate improvement in their load transfer capabilities. Since separation events occur at different length and time scales, the current work also addresses the challenge of multiscale modeling in interpreting inputs at different length and time scales. The nanoscale phase separation phenomena are investigated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The simulations based on MD provide grounds for developing a cohesive zone model for the interface based on laws of thermodynamics.

Hammerand, Daniel Carl; Awasthi, Amnaya P. (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX); Lagoudas, Dimitris C. (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX)

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Huddle: automatically generating interfaces for systems of multiple connected appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Systems of connected appliances, such as home theaters and presentation rooms, are becoming commonplace in our homes and workplaces. These systems are often difficult to use, in part because users must determine how to split the tasks they wish to perform into sub-tasks for each appliance and then find the particular functions of each appliance to complete their sub-tasks. This paper describes Huddle, a new system that automatically generates taskbased interfaces for a system of multiple appliances based on models of the content flow within the multi-appliance system. ACM Classification: H5.2 [Information interfaces and

Jeffrey Nichols; On Rothrock; Duen Horng Chau; Brad A. Myers

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

SOFC chromite sintering and electrolyte/air-electrode interface reactions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Air sintering of chromites was investigated in La(Sr)CrO{sub 3}, La(Ca)CrO{sub 3}, and Y(Ca)CrO{sub 3}. Effects of alkaline earth dopant level and chromium enrichment/depletion on chromite sintered densities and microstructures are discussed. Ac impedance spectroscopy and dc polarization coupled with an unbonded interface cell were used to examine SOFC (solid oxide fuel cells) electrochemical reactions at solid-solid-gas interfaces, particularly for La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3}. 5 refs.

Bates, J.L.; Chick, L.A.; Youngblood, G.E.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

SOFC chromite sintering and electrolyte/air-electrode interface reactions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Air sintering of chromites was investigated in La(Sr)CrO[sub 3], La(Ca)CrO[sub 3], and Y(Ca)CrO[sub 3]. Effects of alkaline earth dopant level and chromium enrichment/depletion on chromite sintered densities and microstructures are discussed. Ac impedance spectroscopy and dc polarization coupled with an unbonded interface cell were used to examine SOFC (solid oxide fuel cells) electrochemical reactions at solid-solid-gas interfaces, particularly for La[sub 1-x]Sr[sub x]MnO[sub 3]. 5 refs.

Bates, J.L.; Chick, L.A.; Youngblood, G.E.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Large-scale application of some modern CSM methodologies by parallel computation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

,b,*, R.A. Urasc , M.D. Adleyb , S. Lia a Mechanical Engineering and Army High Performance Computing.g. Message Passing Interface, MPI) have increased the use of High Performance Computing (HPC). Several Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the Army High Performance Computing Research

Li, Shaofan

488

Illuminating clay: a 3-D tangible interface for landscape analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a novel system for the real-time computational analysis of landscape models. Users of the system - called Illuminating Clay - alter the topography of a clay landscape model while the changing geometry is captured in real-time by ... Keywords: 3D laser scanner, DEM, GIS, landscape design, physical models, tangible user interface

Ben Piper; Carlo Ratti; Hiroshi Ishii

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

A Reliable Natural Language Interface to Household Appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

“I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.” – Bjarne Stroustrop (originator of C++) As household appliances grow in complexity and sophistication, they become harder and harder to use, particularly because of their tiny display screens and limited keyboards. This paper describes a strategy for building natural language interfaces to appliances that circumvents these problems. Our approach leverages decades of research on planning and natural language interfaces to databases by reducing the appliance problem to the database problem; the reduction provably maintains desirable properties of the database interface. The paper goes on to describe the implementation and evaluation of the EXACT interface to appliances, which is based on this reduction. EXACT maps each English user request to an SQL query, which is transformed to create a PDDL goal, and uses the Blackbox planner [13] to map the planning problem to a sequence of appliance commands that satisfy the original request. Both theoretical arguments and experimental evaluation show that EXACT is highly reliable.

Alexander Yates

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Programming Graphical User Interfaces in R, 1st edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Programming Graphical User Interfaces with R introduces each of the major R packages for GUI programming: RGtk2, qtbase, Tcl/Tk, and gWidgets. With examples woven through the text as well as stand-alone demonstrations of simple yet reasonably complete ...

Michael Lawrence, John Verzani

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Proposing a multi-touch interface for intrusion detection environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Network Intrusion Detection is a critical task in today's environment, where network attacks and intrusions are everyday occurrences and state-level cyber warfare is a major concern. At the same time, it is a very difficult task, in part due to the large ... Keywords: activity theory, cognitive task analysis, data exploration, natural user interfaces, network intrusion detection visualization

Jeffrey Guenther; Fred Volk; Mark Shaneck

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

A method and advisor tool for multimedia user interface design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a multimedia user interface design method and a design assistant tool which supports the method. The method covers specification of user requirements and information architecture, selection of appropriate media to represent the information ... Keywords: Advisor tool, Aesthetics, Design method, Guidelines, Multimedia

Alistair G. Sutcliffe; Sri Kurniawan; Jae-Eun Shin

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

IBDL: a language for interface behavior specification and testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A methodology and language for specifying behaviors of interfaces (a la OMG's IDL, JavaTM, C++, etc.) for object-oriented systems is proposed based on the message-passing paradigm. Signatures of messages are enhanced to include semantic information, ...

Sreenivasa Viswanadha; Deepak Kapur

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

On the interface instability during rapid evaporation in microgravity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rapid evaporation of a superheated liquid (vapor explosion) under microgravity conditions is studied by direct numerical simulation. The time-dependent Navier-Stokes and energy equations coupled to the interface dynamics are solved using a two-dimensional finite-difference/front-tracking method. Large interface deformations, topology change, latent heat, surface tension and unequal material properties between the liquid and vapor phases are included in the simulations. A comparison of numerical results to the exact solution of a one-dimensional test problem shows excellent agreement. For the two-dimensional rapid evaporation problem, the vapor volume growth rate and unstable interface dynamics are studied for increasing levels of initial liquid superheat. As the superheat is increased the liquid-vapor interface experiences increasingly unstable energetic growth. These results indicate that heat transfer plays a very important role in the instability mechanism leading to vapor explosions. It is suggested that the Mullins-Sekerka instability could play a role in the instability initiation mechanism.

Juric, D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Theoretical Div.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

On the design of interfaces to sparse direct solvers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss the design of general, flexible, consistent, reusable, and efficient interfaces to software libraries for the direct solution of systems of linear equations on both serial and distributed memory architectures. We introduce a set of abstract ... Keywords: Direct solver libraries, Object-oriented design, distributed linear algebra

Marzio Sala; Kendall S. Stanley; Michael A. Heroux

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Power modeling of graphical user interfaces on OLED displays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emerging organic light-emitting diode (OLED)-based displays obviate external lighting; and consume drastically different power when displaying different colors, due to their emissive nature. This creates a pressing need for OLED display power models ... Keywords: OLED display, graphic user interface, low power

Mian Dong; Yung-Seok Kevin Choi; Lin Zhong

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Extending tangible interfaces for education: digital montessori-inspired manipulatives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a new framework for thinking about tangible interfaces in education, with specific focus on abstract problem domains.Manipulatives are physical objects specifically designed to foster learning. We offer a new classification of Manipulatives: ... Keywords: TUI, digital manipulatives, education, simulation, toys

Oren Zuckerman; Saeed Arida; Mitchel Resnick

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

The connected user interface: realizing a personal situated navigation service  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Navigation services can be found in different situations and contexts: while connected to the web through a desktop PC, in cars, and more recently on PDAs while on foot. These services are usually well designed for their specific purpose, but fail to ... Keywords: pedestrian navigation systems, ubiquitous interfaces

Antonio Krüger; Andreas Butz; Christian Müller; Christoph Stahl; Rainer Wasinger; Karl-Ernst Steinberg; Andreas Dirschl

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

A Natural Language User Interface for SemanticWeb Search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that completely hides the complexity of interpreting search terms into queries. Christian Kaiser Ginseng generic natural language search engine while the for- mer had to be entered in the train company`s own-text indexing search engines. Another goal concerns the graphical user interface: Users must be able to enter

Glinz, Martin

500

Sensetable: a wireless object tracking platform for tangible user interfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a system that electromagnetically tracks the positions and orientations of multiple wireless objects on a tabletop display surface. The system offers two types of improvements over existing tracking approaches such as computer ... Keywords: augmented reality, interactive surface, object tracking, system dynamics, tangible user interface, two-handed manipulation

James Patten; Hiroshi Ishii; Jim Hines; Gian Pangaro

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z