Sample records for navigation speed cameras

  1. Large Area Divertor Temperature Measurements Using A High-speed Camera With Near-infrared FiIters in NSTX

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    Lyons, B C; Zweben, S J; Gray, T K; Hosea, J; Kaita, R; Kugel, H W; Maqueda, R J; McLean, A G; Roquemore, A L; Soukhanovskii, V A

    2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Fast cameras already installed on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) have be equipped with near-infrared (NIR) filters in order to measure the surface temperature in the lower divertor region. Such a system provides a unique combination of high speed (> 50 kHz) and wide fi eld-of-view (> 50% of the divertor). Benchtop calibrations demonstrated the system's ability to measure thermal emission down to 330 oC. There is also, however, signi cant plasma light background in NSTX. Without improvements in background reduction, the current system is incapable of measuring signals below the background equivalent temperature (600 - 700 oC). Thermal signatures have been detected in cases of extreme divertor heating. It is observed that the divertor can reach temperatures around 800 oC when high harmonic fast wave (HHFW) heating is used. These temperature profiles were fi t using a simple heat diffusion code, providing a measurement of the heat flux to the divertor. Comparisons to other infrared thermography systems on NSTX are made.

  2. A compact single-camera system for high-speed, simultaneous 3-D velocity and temperature measurements.

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    Lu, Louise [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Sick, Volker [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Frank, Jonathan H.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The University of Michigan and Sandia National Laboratories collaborated on the initial development of a compact single-camera approach for simultaneously measuring 3-D gasphase velocity and temperature fields at high frame rates. A compact diagnostic tool is desired to enable investigations of flows with limited optical access, such as near-wall flows in an internal combustion engine. These in-cylinder flows play a crucial role in improving engine performance. Thermographic phosphors were proposed as flow and temperature tracers to extend the capabilities of a novel, compact 3D velocimetry diagnostic to include high-speed thermometry. Ratiometric measurements were performed using two spectral bands of laser-induced phosphorescence emission from BaMg2Al10O17:Eu (BAM) phosphors in a heated air flow to determine the optimal optical configuration for accurate temperature measurements. The originally planned multi-year research project ended prematurely after the first year due to the Sandia-sponsored student leaving the research group at the University of Michigan.

  3. CCD Camera

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Roth, R.R.

    1983-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A CCD camera capable of observing a moving object which has varying intensities of radiation emanating therefrom and which may move at varying speeds is shown wherein there is substantially no overlapping of successive images and wherein the exposure times and scan times may be varied independently of each other. 7 figs.

  4. CCD Camera

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Roth, Roger R. (Minnetonka, MN)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A CCD camera capable of observing a moving object which has varying intensities of radiation eminating therefrom and which may move at varying speeds is shown wherein there is substantially no overlapping of successive images and wherein the exposure times and scan times may be varied independently of each other.

  5. Stochastic constraints for vision-aided inertial navigation

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    Diel, David D., 1979-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Camera model Pinhole camera

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    Giger, Christine

    my x = mx my 1 f f 1 I 0 X = cx cy 1 I 0 X pixel / meter meterpixel meter #12 no shear in real cameras) Projection matrix x = cx xH cy yH 1 I 0 X x = cx s xH cy yH 1 I 0 X = K I 0 X (X, Y, Z) cx X Z + s Y Z + xH , cy Y Z + yH xcam ycam yimg ximg xH #12;· Exterior

  7. Navigable Waterways (Indiana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The construction of new structures in navigable waterways requires a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. Existing structures in waterways newly classified as “navigable” are not...

  8. Navigable Waters, Harbors and Navigation (Wisconsin)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This statute details regulations relevant to navigable waterways and harbors. Depending on the project design of a proposed dam or hydropower structure, some of these regulations may apply.

  9. Visual Navigation: Constructing and Utilizing Simple Maps of an Indoor Environment

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    Sarachik, Karen Beth

    1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this work is to navigate through an office environmentsusing only visual information gathered from four cameras placed onboard a mobile robot. The method is insensitive to physical changes within the room ...

  10. Solid State Replacement of Rotating Mirror Cameras

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    Frank, A M; Bartolick, J M

    2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Rotating mirror cameras have been the mainstay of mega-frame per second imaging for decades. There is still no electronic camera that can match a film based rotary mirror camera for the combination of frame count, speed, resolution and dynamic range. The rotary mirror cameras are predominantly used in the range of 0.1 to 100 micro-seconds per frame, for 25 to more than a hundred frames. Electron tube gated cameras dominate the sub microsecond regime but are frame count limited. Video cameras are pushing into the microsecond regime but are resolution limited by the high data rates. An all solid state architecture, dubbed ''In-situ Storage Image Sensor'' or ''ISIS'', by Prof. Goji Etoh, has made its first appearance into the market and its evaluation is discussed. Recent work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has concentrated both on evaluation of the presently available technologies and exploring the capabilities of the ISIS architecture. It is clear though there is presently no single chip camera that can simultaneously match the rotary mirror cameras, the ISIS architecture has the potential to approach their performance.

  11. Constrained space camera assembly

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    Heckendorn, Frank M. (Aiken, SC); Anderson, Erin K. (Augusta, GA); Robinson, Casandra W. (Trenton, SC); Haynes, Harriet B. (Aiken, SC)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A constrained space camera assembly which is intended to be lowered through a hole into a tank, a borehole or another cavity. The assembly includes a generally cylindrical chamber comprising a head and a body and a wiring-carrying conduit extending from the chamber. Means are included in the chamber for rotating the body about the head without breaking an airtight seal formed therebetween. The assembly may be pressurized and accompanied with a pressure sensing means for sensing if a breach has occurred in the assembly. In one embodiment, two cameras, separated from their respective lenses, are installed on a mounting apparatus disposed in the chamber. The mounting apparatus includes means allowing both longitudinal and lateral movement of the cameras. Moving the cameras longitudinally focuses the cameras, and moving the cameras laterally away from one another effectively converges the cameras so that close objects can be viewed. The assembly further includes means for moving lenses of different magnification forward of the cameras.

  12. Digital Camera Find out which

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    Rogers, John A.

    Sony Cyber-shot Cameras Official Site: Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras. Shop Now! Photoelectric Sensors

  13. Depth Camera based Localization and Navigation for Indoor Mobile Robots

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    McLaren, Bruce Martin

    . 1. Snapshot of depth image processing: On the left, the complete 3D point cloud is shown in white cloud by sampling points from the depth image, and classifying local grouped sets of points as belonging. The full sampled point cloud (consisting of both plane filtered as well as outlier points) is processed

  14. Learning Structured Reactive Navigation Plans from Executing MDP Navigation Policies

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    Cremers, Daniel

    Learning Structured Reactive Navigation Plans from Executing MDP Navigation Policies Michael Beetz, beetz,belker@cs.uni-bonn.de Abstract. Autonomous robots, such as robot office couriers, need navigation

  15. Microchannel plate streak camera

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wang, C.L.

    1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved streak camera in which a microchannel plate electron multiplier is used in place of or in combination with the photocathode used in prior streak cameras. The improved streak camera is far more sensitive to photons (uv to gamma-rays) than the conventional x-ray streak camera which uses a photocathode. The improved streak camera offers gamma-ray detection with high temporal resolution. It also offers low-energy x-ray detection without attenuation inside the cathode. Using the microchannel plate in the improved camera has resulted in a time resolution of about 150 ps, and has provided a sensitivity sufficient for 1000 keV x-rays.

  16. Microchannel plate streak camera

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    Wang, C.L.

    1989-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved streak camera in which a microchannel plate electron multiplier is used in place of or in combination with the photocathode used in prior streak cameras is disclosed. The improved streak camera is far more sensitive to photons (UV to gamma-rays) than the conventional x-ray streak camera which uses a photocathode. The improved streak camera offers gamma-ray detection with high temporal resolution. It also offers low-energy x-ray detection without attenuation inside the cathode. Using the microchannel plate in the improved camera has resulted in a time resolution of about 150 ps, and has provided a sensitivity sufficient for 1,000 KeV x-rays. 3 figs.

  17. Inland Navigation Districts and Florida Inland Navigation District Law (Florida)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The first part of this legislation establishes Inland Navigation Districts, which are authorized to plan for and manage the development of inland waterways, and to maintain public navigation...

  18. LSST Camera Optics Design

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    Riot, V J; Olivier, S; Bauman, B; Pratuch, S; Seppala, L; Gilmore, D; Ku, J; Nordby, M; Foss, M; Antilogus, P; Morgado, N

    2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) uses a novel, three-mirror, telescope design feeding a camera system that includes a set of broad-band filters and three refractive corrector lenses to produce a flat field at the focal plane with a wide field of view. Optical design of the camera lenses and filters is integrated in with the optical design of telescope mirrors to optimize performance. We discuss the rationale for the LSST camera optics design, describe the methodology for fabricating, coating, mounting and testing the lenses and filters, and present the results of detailed analyses demonstrating that the camera optics will meet their performance goals.

  19. SLAM using camera and IMU sensors.

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    Rothganger, Fredrick H.; Muguira, Maritza M.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Visual simultaneous localization and mapping (VSLAM) is the problem of using video input to reconstruct the 3D world and the path of the camera in an 'on-line' manner. Since the data is processed in real time, one does not have access to all of the data at once. (Contrast this with structure from motion (SFM), which is usually formulated as an 'off-line' process on all the data seen, and is not time dependent.) A VSLAM solution is useful for mobile robot navigation or as an assistant for humans exploring an unknown environment. This report documents the design and implementation of a VSLAM system that consists of a small inertial measurement unit (IMU) and camera. The approach is based on a modified Extended Kalman Filter. This research was performed under a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) effort.

  20. Constrained space camera assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Heckendorn, F.M.; Anderson, E.K.; Robinson, C.W.; Haynes, H.B.

    1999-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A constrained space camera assembly which is intended to be lowered through a hole into a tank, a borehole or another cavity is disclosed. The assembly includes a generally cylindrical chamber comprising a head and a body and a wiring-carrying conduit extending from the chamber. Means are included in the chamber for rotating the body about the head without breaking an airtight seal formed therebetween. The assembly may be pressurized and accompanied with a pressure sensing means for sensing if a breach has occurred in the assembly. In one embodiment, two cameras, separated from their respective lenses, are installed on a mounting apparatus disposed in the chamber. The mounting apparatus includes means allowing both longitudinal and lateral movement of the cameras. Moving the cameras longitudinally focuses the cameras, and moving the cameras laterally away from one another effectively converges the cameras so that close objects can be viewed. The assembly further includes means for moving lenses of different magnification forward of the cameras. 17 figs.

  1. Magellan Instant Camera testbed

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    McEwen, Heather K. (Heather Kristine), 1982-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Magellan Instant Camera (MagIC) is an optical CCD camera that was built at MIT and is currently used at Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in La Serena, Chile. It is designed to be both simple and efficient with minimal ...

  2. Space and camera path reconstruction for omni-directional vision

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    Knill, Oliver

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we address the inverse problem of reconstructing a scene as well as the camera motion from the image sequence taken by an omni-directional camera. Our structure from motion results give sharp conditions under which the reconstruction is unique. For example, if there are three points in general position and three omni-directional cameras in general position, a unique reconstruction is possible up to a similarity. We then look at the reconstruction problem with m cameras and n points, where n and m can be large and the over-determined system is solved by least square methods. The reconstruction is robust and generalizes to the case of a dynamic environment where landmarks can move during the movie capture. Possible applications of the result are computer assisted scene reconstruction, 3D scanning, autonomous robot navigation, medical tomography and city reconstructions.

  3. Neutron cameras for ITER

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    Johnson, L.C.; Barnes, C.W.; Batistoni, P. [ITER San Diego Joint Work Site, La Jolla, CA (United States)] [and others

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron cameras with horizontal and vertical views have been designed for ITER, based on systems used on JET and TFTR. The cameras consist of fan-shaped arrays of collimated flight tubes, with suitably chosen detectors situated outside the biological shield. The sight lines view the ITER plasma through slots in the shield blanket and penetrate the vacuum vessel, cryostat, and biological shield through stainless steel windows. This paper analyzes the expected performance of several neutron camera arrangements for ITER. In addition to the reference designs, the authors examine proposed compact cameras, in which neutron fluxes are inferred from {sup 16}N decay gammas in dedicated flowing water loops, and conventional cameras with fewer sight lines and more limited fields of view than in the reference designs. It is shown that the spatial sampling provided by the reference designs is sufficient to satisfy target measurement requirements and that some reduction in field of view may be permissible. The accuracy of measurements with {sup 16}N-based compact cameras is not yet established, and they fail to satisfy requirements for parameter range and time resolution by large margins.

  4. CSc-165 Spring 2014 Week 2 (d) 3D / Objects / Cameras

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    Gordon, Scott

    ) public class ForwardAction extends AbstractInputAction { private ICamera camera; private SetSpeedAction by the above Action class (imports go here) public class SetSpeedAction extends AbstractInputAction { private.getFirstGamepadName(); SetSpeedAction setSpeed = new SetSpeedAction(); ForwardAction mvForward = new ForwardAction

  5. Camera Calibration Using Line Correspondences

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    Hartley, Richard

    Camera Calibration Using Line Correspondences Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. The three cameras may have different unknown calibrations, and the essential matrices corresponding to each, camera calibration and scene reconstruction. In the case where all the three cameras are assumed to have

  6. DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A LOW-COST AIDED DEAD RECKONING NAVIGATION SYSTEM

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    Stanford University

    DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A LOW-COST AIDED DEAD RECKONING NAVIGATION SYSTEM D. Gebre. This is because the cost of the inertial sensors required to mechanize a classical inertial navigator is the stochastic nature of the wind field speed (i.e., the motion of the air mass in which the airplane is flying

  7. Time-optimal navigation through quantum wind

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    Dorje C. Brody; Gary W. Gibbons; David M. Meier

    2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum navigation problem of finding the time-optimal control Hamiltonian that transports a given initial state to a target state through quantum wind, that is, under the influence of external fields or potentials, is analysed. By lifting the problem from the state space to the space of unitary gates realising the required task, we are able to deduce the form of the solution to the problem by deriving a universal quantum speed limit. The expression thus obtained indicates that further simplifications of this apparently difficult problem are possible if we switch to the interaction picture of quantum mechanics. A complete solution to the navigation problem for an arbitrary quantum system is then obtained, and the behaviour of the solution is illustrated in the case of a two-level system.

  8. The Dark Energy Camera

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    Flaugher, B; Honscheid, K; Abbott, T M C; Alvarez, O; Angstadt, R; Annis, J T; Antonik, M; Ballester, O; Beaufore, L; Bernstein, G M; Bernstein, R A; Bigelow, B; Bonati, M; Boprie, D; Brooks, D; Buckley-Geer, E J; Campa, J; Cardiel-Sas, L; Castander, F J; Castilla, J; Cease, H; Cela-Ruiz, J M; Chappa, S; Chi, E; Cooper, C; da Costa, L N; Dede, E; Derylo, G; DePoy, D L; de Vicente, J; Doel, P; Drlica-Wagner, A; Eiting, J; Elliott, A E; Emes, J; Estrada, J; Neto, A Fausti; Finley, D A; Flores, R; Frieman, J; Gerdes, D; Gladders, M D; Gregory, B; Gutierrez, G R; Hao, J; Holland, S E; Holm, S; Huffman, D; Jackson, C; James, D J; Jonas, M; Karcher, A; Karliner, I; Kent, S; Kessler, R; Kozlovsky, M; Kron, R G; Kubik, D; Kuehn, K; Kuhlmann, S; Kuk, K; Lahav, O; Lathrop, A; Lee, J; Levi, M E; Lewis, P; Li, T S; Mandrichenko, I; Marshall, J L; Martinez, G; Merritt, K W; Miquel, R; Munoz, F; Neilsen, E H; Nichol, R C; Nord, B; Ogando, R; Olsen, J; Palio, N; Patton, K; Peoples, J; Plazas, A A; Rauch, J; Reil, K; Rheault, J -P; Roe, N A; Rogers, H; Roodman, A; Sanchez, E; Scarpine, V; Schindler, R H; Schmidt, R; Schmitt, R; Schubnell, M; Schultz, K; Schurter, P; Scott, L; Serrano, S; Shaw, T M; Smith, R C; Soares-Santos, M; Stefanik, A; Stuermer, W; Suchyta, E; Sypniewski, A; Tarle, G; Thaler, J; Tighe, R; Tran, C; Tucker, D; Walker, A R; Wang, G; Watson, M; Weaverdyck, C; Wester, W; Woods, R; Yanny, B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Dark Energy Camera is a new imager with a 2.2-degree diameter field of view mounted at the prime focus of the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter telescope on Cerro Tololo near La Serena, Chile. The camera was designed and constructed by the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration, and meets or exceeds the stringent requirements designed for the wide-field and supernova surveys for which the collaboration uses it. The camera consists of a five element optical corrector, seven filters, a shutter with a 60 cm aperture, and a CCD focal plane of 250 micron thick fully-depleted CCDs cooled inside a vacuum Dewar. The 570 Mpixel focal plane comprises 62 2kx4k CCDs for imaging and 12 2kx2k CCDs for guiding and focus. The CCDs have 15 microns x15 microns pixels with a plate scale of 0.263 arc sec per pixel. A hexapod system provides state-of-the-art focus and alignment capability. The camera is read out in 20 seconds with 6-9 electrons readout noise. This paper provides a technical description of the camera's engineering, construct...

  9. Reinforcement Learning based Omnidirectional Vision Agent for Mobile Robot Navigation

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    Menegatti, Emanuele

    policy for the robot. The LEM strategy is also applied to speed up learning. The knowledge acquired to support the human and robot activity in the environment with a network of smart sensors [3, 11Reinforcement Learning based Omnidirectional Vision Agent for Mobile Robot Navigation E. Menegatti1

  10. Face Fixing Cameras

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    Boyd, David

    2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Broadcast Transcript: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder--or on the screen of a digital camera. We are our own worst critics, so few people are satisfied with the way they appear in photographs. A Japanese company recently capitalized on this fact...

  11. NAVIGATING THE BRAIN'S MYSTERIES

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    C C C A A A A G A G G D D D D D F D F F F H H H E E E E FHE E B B B C E B NAVIGATING THE BRAIN of the brain-- one that shows its complex trafficking across trillions of neuronal connections. Addressing: outlining "the next great American project," the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative

  12. Combustion pinhole camera system

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    Witte, A.B.

    1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A pinhole camera system is described utilizing a sealed optical-purge assembly which provides optical access into a coal combustor or other energy conversion reactors. The camera system basically consists of a focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly, a conventional TV vidicon receiver, an external, variable density light filter which is coupled electronically to the vidicon automatic gain control (agc). The key component of this system is the focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly which utilizes a purging inert gas to keep debris from entering the port and a lens arrangement which transfers the pinhole to the outside of the port assembly. One additional feature of the port assembly is that it is not flush with the interior of the combustor. 2 figs.

  13. High speed, real-time, camera bandwidth converter

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    Bower, Dan E; Bloom, David A; Curry, James R

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Image data from a CMOS sensor with 10 bit resolution is reformatted in real time to allow the data to stream through communications equipment that is designed to transport data with 8 bit resolution. The incoming image data has 10 bit resolution. The communication equipment can transport image data with 8 bit resolution. Image data with 10 bit resolution is transmitted in real-time, without a frame delay, through the communication equipment by reformatting the image data.

  14. 33 CFR 2.36: Navigable Waters of the United States, navigable...

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    navigable waters, and territorial watersLegal Abstract This regulation provides the definition for "navigable waters of the United States, navigable waters, and territorial...

  15. AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION TO PROVIDE LONG-DISTANCE SURFACE TRAVERSESFOR MARS ROVER SAMPLERETURN MISSION

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    Nagy, George

    to the mission,fuel consumption, and vehicle stability. Thevehicle reaches a new vantagepoint with relatively included a television camera, a range fmder, and tactile whiskers. The Autonomous Land Vehicle built-foilowing. Cumnt interest in autonomous vehicle navigation is attested by the thirc)[-nine papers scheduled

  16. Transmission electron microscope CCD camera

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    Downing, Kenneth H. (Lafayette, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to improve the performance of a CCD camera on a high voltage electron microscope, an electron decelerator is inserted between the microscope column and the CCD. This arrangement optimizes the interaction of the electron beam with the scintillator of the CCD camera while retaining optimization of the microscope optics and of the interaction of the beam with the specimen. Changing the electron beam energy between the specimen and camera allows both to be optimized.

  17. Navigation Links Biology News

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    acids or proteins, into a cell to change its properties.) However, because bulk electroporation applies for high-speed nanopatterning of proteins and nanoparticles for drug delivery studies. The new single is proving to be extremely robust and multi-functional. Researchers have used the NFP-E chip to transfect He

  18. Property:Description of Camera Types | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation,PillarPublicationType JumpDOEInvolve Jump to:DeploymentSector Jump to:Camera Types

  19. Apogee Imaging Systems Alta F42 CCD Camera with Back Illuminated EV2 CCD42-The Apogee Alta F42 CCD Camera has a back-illuminated full frame 4 megapixel EV2 CCD42-40

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    Kleinfeld, David

    Apogee Imaging Systems Alta F42 CCD Camera with Back Illuminated EV2 CCD42- 40 Sensor The Apogee Alta F42 CCD Camera has a back-illuminated full frame 4 megapixel EV2 CCD42-40 sensor with very high readout speeds. The Alta line continues to support a wide variety of front-illuminated, back

  20. Privacy Sensitive Monitoring With a Mix of IR Sensors and Cameras Abhishek Rajgarhia, Fred Stann, {rajgarhi, fstann@usc.edu},

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    Heidemann, John

    · reliable image transfer over low-speed sensor network in a security/monitoring application for a building are equipped with cameras and PIR sensors. For privacy reasons, cameras are not deployed in private areas, however, they are considered acceptable for the entrance. Private areas have only PIR sensors, able

  1. Signal averaging x-ray streak camera with picosecond jitter A. Maksimchuk, M. Kim, J. Workman, G. Korn,a)

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    Umstadter, Donald

    Signal averaging x-ray streak camera with picosecond jitter A. Maksimchuk, M. Kim, J. Workman, G. The streak camera is operated at a sweep speed of up to 8 ps/mm, shot-to-shot jitter is less than 1 ps, but have an internal jitter more than a few tens of picoseconds. This jitter is due to the statistical

  2. Neutron streak camera

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wang, C.L.

    1981-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus for improved sensitivity and time resolution of a neutron measurement. The detector is provided with an electrode assembly having a neutron sensitive cathode which emits relatively low energy secondary electrons. The neutron sensitive cathode has a large surface area which provides increased sensitivity by intercepting a greater number of neutrons. The cathode is also curved to compensate for differences in transit time of the neutrons emanating from the point source. The slower speeds of the secondary electrons emitted from a certain portion of the cathode are matched to the transit times of the neutrons impinging thereupon.

  3. Neutron streak camera

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wang, C.L.

    1983-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is an apparatus for improved sensitivity and time resolution of a neutron measurement. The detector is provided with an electrode assembly having a neutron sensitive cathode which emits relatively low energy secondary electrons. The neutron sensitive cathode has a large surface area which provides increased sensitivity by intercepting a greater number of neutrons. The cathode is also curved to compensate for differences in transit time of the neutrons emanating from the point source. The slower speeds of the secondary electrons emitted from a certain portion of the cathode are matched to the transit times of the neutrons impinging thereupon. 4 figs.

  4. A Wearable Haptic Navigation Guidance System Sevgi Ertan, Clare Lee, Abigail Willets, Hong Tan and Alex Pentland

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    Tan, Hong Z.

    's back, an infrared-based input system for locating the user in an environment, and a wearable computer for route planning. User testing was conducted to evaluate the eflectiveness of this system as a navigation information from cameras or ultrasonic sensors to sounds. The design of a sonification system often requires

  5. A lexicon for Camera Obscura

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    Rosinsky, Robert David

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The camera obscura has allowed artists, scientists, and philosophers to view the world as a flat image. Two - dimensional renditions of visual reality seem to be more manageable and easier to grasp than reality itself. A ...

  6. Jl. of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (2002) 11(2), 95-115 Effects of Navigation Tool Information on Hypertext

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    Dawson, Michael

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    clearly. Previous re- search identified some of the variables that impact navigation performance through performance measures such as speed, accuracy, number of pages accessed and recall of doc- ument). Efficiency measures are based on speed and the number of steps taken to complete an information search

  7. Multi-camera networks Andrea Cavallaro

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    Cavallaro, Andrea

    medicine Multi-camera networks: scale Personal video conferencing gaming Home energy efficiency domotics

  8. A Flexible New Technique for Camera Calibration

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    Beauchemin, Steven S.

    A Flexible New Technique for Camera Calibration Zhengyou Zhang, Senior Member, IEEE AbstractÐWe propose a flexible new technique to easily calibrate a camera. It only requires the camera to observe is available from the author's Web page. Index TermsÐCamera calibration, calibration from planes, 2D pattern

  9. NERSC Online Training May 3: Navigating NERSC File Systems

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    Online Training May 3: Navigating NERSC File Systems NERSC Online Training May 3: Navigating NERSC File Systems April 26, 2011 by Richard Gerber A NERSC training event, "Navigating...

  10. Dark Energy Camera for Blanco

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    Binder, Gary A.; /Caltech /SLAC

    2010-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to make accurate measurements of dark energy, a system is needed to monitor the focus and alignment of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) to be located on the Blanco 4m Telescope for the upcoming Dark Energy Survey. One new approach under development is to fit out-of-focus star images to a point spread function from which information about the focus and tilt of the camera can be obtained. As a first test of a new algorithm using this idea, simulated star images produced from a model of DECam in the optics software Zemax were fitted. Then, real images from the Mosaic II imager currently installed on the Blanco telescope were used to investigate the algorithm's capabilities. A number of problems with the algorithm were found, and more work is needed to understand its limitations and improve its capabilities so it can reliably predict camera alignment and focus.

  11. Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock

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    Wang, Yuhang

    fuel costs and rising steel prices impact construction and O&M. ·Dredging costs increase One Team) - Dredge the lock forebay at the Mississippi River, Fall 2008 · Calcasieu Lock: - Remove & replace damaged lock dolphin - Sep-Oct 2008 (minimal delays to navigation) · Dredge GIWW Port Allen to Morgan City

  12. High frame rate CCD camera with fast optical shutter

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    Yates, G.J.; McDonald, T.E. Jr. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Turko, B.T. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high frame rate CCD camera coupled with a fast optical shutter has been designed for high repetition rate imaging applications. The design uses state-of-the-art microchannel plate image intensifier (MCPII) technology fostered/developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory to support nuclear, military, and medical research requiring high-speed imagery. Key design features include asynchronous resetting of the camera to acquire random transient images, patented real-time analog signal processing with 10-bit digitization at 40--75 MHz pixel rates, synchronized shutter exposures as short as 200pS, sustained continuous readout of 512 x 512 pixels per frame at 1--5Hz rates via parallel multiport (16-port CCD) data transfer. Salient characterization/performance test data for the prototype camera are presented, temporally and spatially resolved images obtained from range-gated LADAR field testing are included, an alternative system configuration using several cameras sequenced to deliver discrete numbers of consecutive frames at effective burst rates up to 5GHz (accomplished by time-phasing of consecutive MCPII shutter gates without overlap) is discussed. Potential applications including dynamic radiography and optical correlation will be presented.

  13. A comparative analysis of area navigation systems for general aviation

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    Dodge, Steven Malcolm

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the next decade area navigation is to become the primary method of air navigation within the United States. There are numerous radio navigation systems that offer the capabilities of area navigation to general ...

  14. aided gamma camera: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    of Mines campus. CCTV cameras, also known as security cameras, are utilized 72 Camera Control in Computer Graphics CiteSeer Summary: Recent progress in modelling, animation and...

  15. Effectiveness of speed trailers on low-speed urban roadways

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    Perrillo, Kerry Victoria

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efforts are being made to use speed management methods to match operating speeds to posted speeds and to reduce the variability in vehicle speeds. The effectiveness of many different methods of speed management has not been documented. This thesis...

  16. Campus Security Camera Issued: April 2009

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    Campus Security Camera Policy Issued: April 2009 Revised: November 2009 Responsible Administrative locations on the Colorado School of Mines campus. CCTV cameras, also known as security cameras, are utilized as one tool to help enhance the security of the campus community and real property. As the campus

  17. Slow speed object detection for haul trucks

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    NONE

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Caterpillar integrates radar technology with its current camera based system. Caterpillar has developed the Integrated Object Detection System, a slow speed object detection system for mining haul trucks. Object detection is a system that aids the truck operator's awareness of their surroundings. The system consists of a color touch screen display along with medium- and short-range radar as well as cameras, harnesses and mounting hardware. It is integrated into the truck's Work Area Vision System (WAVS). After field testing in 2007, system commercialization began in 2008. Prototype systems are in operation in Australia, Utah and Arizona and the Integrated Object Detection System will be available in the fourth quarter of 2009 and on production trucks 785C, 789C, 793D and 797B. The article is adapted from a presentation by Mark Richards of Caterpillar to the Haulage & Loading 2009 conference, May, held in Phoenix, AZ. 1 fig., 5 photos.

  18. Combustion pinhole-camera system

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    Witte, A.B.

    1982-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A pinhole camera system is described utilizing a sealed optical-purge assembly which provides optical access into a coal combustor or other energy conversion reactors. The camera system basically consists of a focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly, a conventional TV vidicon receiver, an external, variable density light filter which is coupled electronically to the vidicon automatic gain control (agc). The key component of this system is the focused-purge pinhole optical port assembly which utilizes a purging inert gas to keep debris from entering the port and a lens arrangement which transfers the pinhole to the outside of the port assembly. One additional feature of the port assembly is that it is not flush with the interior of the combustor.

  19. 33 CFR 114: Navigation and Navigable Waters | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat 1 Windthe Commission | OpenDevelopment Guide |and Navigable

  20. OpenEI Community - Navigant

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRoseConcernsCompany Oil and GasOff the GridHomeWrap-up courtesy5/0

  1. Navigant | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLuOpen Energy InformationNatsourceNavigant Home Graham7781's

  2. Irrigation, Navigation Flood Control and Recreation

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    Irrigation,-Navigation-Flood-Control-and-Recreation- Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand...

  3. Navigating the complexities of dynamic ecosystem change

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    Rhodes, Jonathan R.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Navigating the complexities of dynamic ecosystem change Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World www.wiley.com  The world’s ecosystems have always been 

  4. Construction in Navigable Waters (South Carolina)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control program establishes a number of provisions regarding waters, water resources, and drainage in South Carolina. Navigable streams...

  5. High-frame-rate intensified fast optically shuttered TV cameras with selected imaging applications

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    Yates, G.J.; King, N.S.P.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invited paper focuses on high speed electronic/electro-optic camera development by the Applied Physics Experiments and Imaging Measurements Group (P-15) of Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Physics Division over the last two decades. The evolution of TV and image intensifier sensors and fast readout fast shuttered cameras are discussed. Their use in nuclear, military, and medical imaging applications are presented. Several salient characteristics and anomalies associated with single-pulse and high repetition rate performance of the cameras/sensors are included from earlier studies to emphasize their effects on radiometric accuracy of electronic framing cameras. The Group`s test and evaluation capabilities for characterization of imaging type electro-optic sensors and sensor components including Focal Plane Arrays, gated Image Intensifiers, microchannel plates, and phosphors are discussed. Two new unique facilities, the High Speed Solid State Imager Test Station (HSTS) and the Electron Gun Vacuum Test Chamber (EGTC) arc described. A summary of the Group`s current and developmental camera designs and R&D initiatives are included.

  6. Arm Navigation Tools From URDF -> Databases and

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    Kavraki, Lydia E.

    links everything further down the kinematic tree from any group joint #12;Self-collision Operations_robot_name>_arm_navigation/config/ _planning_description.yaml multi_dof_joints - world_joint groups collision_operations is arm-navigation? A set of stable components for: Forward kinematics Robot and environment

  7. Satellite Navigation Integrity Assurance: Lessons Learned

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    Stanford University

    Satellite Navigation Integrity Assurance: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina ION GNSS 2008 by the FAA Satellite Navigation Program Office #12;17 September 2008 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina 2 for probabilistic modeling and analysis #12;17 September 2008 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina 3 Key Sources

  8. Stanford Center for Position, Navigation & Time

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    Straight, Aaron

    contributing exciting, novel new technologies, and together can play a leading role in this technology to rejuvenate the GLONASS system · Japan is also active with QZSS. #12;6 Outline A. Navigation & time technology;2 Stanford Center for Position Navigation and Time · The implementation of GPS in 1973 began this technology

  9. Mathematical Foundations of Navigation and Perception

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    Crowley, James L.

    for the design of a mobile robot navigation system. The control system for a mobile robot is found to decompose a coordinated motion in an external Cartesian coordinate space. In the same sense, robot vehicles requireMathematical Foundations of Navigation and Perception For an Autonomous Mobile Robot James L

  10. Illumination box and camera system

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    Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Kelly, Fredrick R. (Modesto, CA); Bushman, John F. (Oakley, CA); Wiefel, Michael H. (La Honda, CA); Jensen, Wayne A. (Livermore, CA); Klunder, Gregory L. (Oakland, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A hand portable, field-deployable thin-layer chromatography (TLC) unit and a hand portable, battery-operated unit for development, illumination, and data acquisition of the TLC plates contain many miniaturized features that permit a large number of samples to be processed efficiently. The TLC unit includes a solvent tank, a holder for TLC plates, and a variety of tool chambers for storing TLC plates, solvent, and pipettes. After processing in the TLC unit, a TLC plate is positioned in a collapsible illumination box, where the box and a CCD camera are optically aligned for optimal pixel resolution of the CCD images of the TLC plate. The TLC system includes an improved development chamber for chemical development of TLC plates that prevents solvent overflow.

  11. Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and International...

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    the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and International Climate Policy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and...

  12. Camera Calibration with One-Dimensional Objects

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Camera Calibration with One-Dimensional Objects Zhengyou Zhang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Camera calibration has been studied extensively in computer vision and photogrammetry and the proposed techniques features (self-calibration using unknown scene points). Yet, this paper proposes a new calibration

  13. Steering Behaviors for Autonomous Cameras Quentin Galvane

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . The system relies on Reynolds' model of steering behaviors to control and locally coordinate a col- lection and Realism--Animation; Keywords: camera control, boids, steering behavior 1 Introduction Crowd simulationsSteering Behaviors for Autonomous Cameras Quentin Galvane INRIA / LJK, Grenoble, France Marc

  14. Digital video camera workshop Sony VX2000

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    Digital video camera workshop Sony VX2000 Sony DSR-PDX10 #12;Borrowing Eligibility · Currently are excellent for all types of video work · Both use MiniDV format (60min SP/90min LP) #12;Camcorder Kits ­ Firewire #12;Video Camera Operation Installing the Battery Sony VX2000 Insert the battery with the arrow

  15. Content Provider Speeds Application

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    protocols like SMPP for SMS and MM7 for MMS are industry standards, carriers typically layer their own APIs.0 standards," says Rose, "and we thought that would help speed development." The AT&T API Platform includesContent Provider Speeds Application Development AT&T API Platform cuts development time and costs

  16. The QUEST Large Area CCD Camera

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    Charlie Baltay; David Rabinowitz; Peter Andrews; Anne Bauer; Nancy Ellman; William Emmet; Rebecca Hudson; Thomas Hurteau; Jonathan Jerke; Rochelle Lauer; Julia Silge; Andrew Szymkowiak; Brice Adams; Mark Gebhard; James Musser; Michael Doyle; Harold Petrie; Roger Smith; Robert Thicksten; John Geary

    2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We have designed, constructed and put into operation a very large area CCD camera that covers the field of view of the 1.2 m Samuel Oschin Schmidt Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. The camera consists of 112 CCDs arranged in a mosaic of four rows with 28 CCDs each. The CCDs are 600 x 2400 pixel Sarnoff thinned, back illuminated devices with 13 um x 13 um pixels. The camera covers an area of 4.6 deg x 3.6 deg on the sky with an active area of 9.6 square degrees. This camera has been installed at the prime focus of the telescope, commissioned, and scientific quality observations on the Palomar-QUEST Variability Sky Survey were started in September of 2003. The design considerations, construction features, and performance parameters of this camera are described in this paper.

  17. Navigating nuclear science: Enhancing analysis through visualization

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    Irwin, N.H.; Berkel, J. van; Johnson, D.K.; Wylie, B.N.

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data visualization is an emerging technology with high potential for addressing the information overload problem. This project extends the data visualization work of the Navigating Science project by coupling it with more traditional information retrieval methods. A citation-derived landscape was augmented with documents using a text-based similarity measure to show viability of extension into datasets where citation lists do not exist. Landscapes, showing hills where clusters of similar documents occur, can be navigated, manipulated and queried in this environment. The capabilities of this tool provide users with an intuitive explore-by-navigation method not currently available in today`s retrieval systems.

  18. Power Services Site Navigation Menus

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeedingTechnical Information STIP Map DocumentRates > Helpstart of

  19. Contributions to automated realtime underwater navigation

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    Stanway, Michael Jordan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presents three separate-but related-contributions to the art of underwater navigation. These methods may be used in postprocessing with a human in the loop, but the overarching goal is to enhance vehicle ...

  20. Navigation computation in the smart cockpit

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    Lee, Kristopher Alex

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis discusses the design and development of a hics. software module responsible for performing various navigation computations in the smart cockpit. The goals of decreased workload and increased situation awareness for the general aviation...

  1. NAVIGATION SOFTWARE OF AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE

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    Magdalena Dobrza?ska; Pawe? Dobrza?ski

    Abstract: In the article it has been presented the structure of the control system and measurement data processing of an automated guided vehicle. The basic navigation technique – odometry, which is applied in the automated guided vehicle, has been described, as well as connected with it errors of position tracing. Next the navigation software was shown which enables to design the trajectory of the vehicle movement as well as the registration and reading of the measurement data from the measurement sensors.

  2. Protecting the login session from camera based shoulder surfing attacks

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    Almaula, Varun Kartik

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    56 ‘Prosumer’ Point and Shoot Camera: Kodakvideo resolution at 30fps and a ‘prosumer’ Kodak Z812IS [57]eye already had seen. ‘Prosumer’ Point and Shoot Camera:

  3. Balancing of high speed, flexible rotating shafts across critical speeds

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    White, Gary Paul

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    this is equivalent to eliminating certain sen- sors. Once the influence coefficient matrix is square, the solution procedure is exactly that of the single speed case. The computed balance weights should now null the rotor vibration at the sensor ports which were... critical speed, The Sin- gle Speed and the Exact Point-Speed techniques were determined to be relatively ineffective over this speed range; however, the Least Squares procedure yields a dramatic decrease in rotor vibration over the entire speed range...

  4. Microscopic thermal diffusivity mapping using an infrared camera

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    Wang, H.; Dinwiddie, R.B.

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Standard flash thermal diffusivity measurements utilize a single-point infrared detector to measure the average temperature rise of the sample surface after a heat pulse. The averaging of infrared radiation over the sample surface could smear out the microscopic thermal diffusivity variations in some specimens, especially in fiber-reinforced composite materials. A high-speed, high-sensitivity infrared camera was employed in this study of composite materials. With a special microscope attachment, the spatial resolution of the camera can reach 5.4 {micro}m. The images can then be processed to generate microscopic thermal diffusivity maps of the material. SRM 1462 stainless steel was tested to evaluate the accuracy of the system. Thermal diffusivity micrographs of carbon-carbon composites and SCS-6/borosilicate glass were generated. Thermal diffusivity values of the carbon fiber bundles parallel to the heat flow were found to be higher than the matrix material. A thermal coupling effect between SCS-6 fiber and matrix was observed. The thermal coupling and measured thermal diffusivity value of the fiber were also dependent upon the thickness of the specimen.

  5. Vacuum compatible miniature CCD camera head

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    Conder, Alan D. (Tracy, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A charge-coupled device (CCD) camera head which can replace film for digital imaging of visible light, ultraviolet radiation, and soft to penetrating x-rays, such as within a target chamber where laser produced plasmas are studied. The camera head is small, capable of operating both in and out of a vacuum environment, and is versatile. The CCD camera head uses PC boards with an internal heat sink connected to the chassis for heat dissipation, which allows for close(0.04" for example) stacking of the PC boards. Integration of this CCD camera head into existing instrumentation provides a substantial enhancement of diagnostic capabilities for studying high energy density plasmas, for a variety of military industrial, and medical imaging applications.

  6. Compact Optical Technique for Streak Camera Calibration

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    Curt Allen; Terence Davies; Frans Janson; Ronald Justin; Bruce Marshall; Oliver Sweningsen; Perry Bell; Roger Griffith; Karla Hagans; Richard Lerche

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility is under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Stockpile Stewardship Program. Optical streak cameras are an integral part of the experimental diagnostics instrumentation. To accurately reduce data from the streak cameras a temporal calibration is required. This article describes a technique for generating trains of precisely timed short-duration optical pulses that are suitable for temporal calibrations.

  7. Acceptance test procedure for the overview video camera system (OVS)

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    Pardini, A.F.

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Acceptance Test Procedure for testing the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) Overview Video Camera System (OVS).

  8. High speed data compactor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Baumbaugh, Alan E. (Batavia, IL); Knickerbocker, Kelly L. (Aurora, IL)

    1988-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for suppressing from transmission, non-informational data words from a source of data words such as a video camera. Data words having values greater than a predetermined threshold are transmitted whereas data words having values less than a predetermined threshold are not transmitted but their occurrences instead are counted. Before being transmitted, the count of occurrences of invalid data words and valid data words are appended with flag digits which a receiving system decodes. The original data stream is fully reconstructable from the stream of valid data words and count of invalid data words.

  9. Property:Cameras | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation,PillarPublicationType Jump to: navigation, search This is

  10. Autonomous land navigation in a structured environment

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    Klarer, P.R. (Sandia National Lab., Advanced Technology Div., Albuquerque, NM (US))

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a hardware and software system developed to perform autonomous navigation of a land vehicle in a structured environment. The vehicle used for development and testing of the system was the Jeep Cherokee Mobile Robotics Testbed Vehicle developed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Since obstacle detection and avoidance have not yet been incorporated into the system, a structured environment is postulated that presumes the paths to be traversed are free of obstacles. The system performs path planning and execution based on maps constructed using the vehicle's on board navigation system and map-maker. The system software, hardware and performance data are discussed.

  11. High speed door assembly

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    Shapiro, C.

    1993-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed door assembly is described, comprising an actuator cylinder and piston rods, a pressure supply cylinder and fittings, an electrically detonated explosive bolt, a honeycomb structured door, a honeycomb structured decelerator, and a structural steel frame encasing the assembly to close over a 3 foot diameter opening within 50 milliseconds of actuation, to contain hazardous materials and vapors within a test fixture.

  12. High speed door assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Shapiro, Carolyn (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed door assembly, comprising an actuator cylinder and piston rods, a pressure supply cylinder and fittings, an electrically detonated explosive bolt, a honeycomb structured door, a honeycomb structured decelerator, and a structural steel frame encasing the assembly to close over a 3 foot diameter opening within 50 milliseconds of actuation, to contain hazardous materials and vapors within a test fixture.

  13. Mechanical Design of the LSST Camera

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    Nordby, Martin; Bowden, Gordon; Foss, Mike; Guiffre, Gary; /SLAC; Ku, John; /Unlisted; Schindler, Rafe; /SLAC

    2008-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The LSST camera is a tightly packaged, hermetically-sealed system that is cantilevered into the main beam of the LSST telescope. It is comprised of three refractive lenses, on-board storage for five large filters, a high-precision shutter, and a cryostat that houses the 3.2 giga-pixel CCD focal plane along with its support electronics. The physically large optics and focal plane demand large structural elements to support them, but the overall size of the camera and its components must be minimized to reduce impact on the image stability. Also, focal plane and optics motions must be minimized to reduce systematic errors in image reconstruction. Design and analysis for the camera body and cryostat will be detailed.

  14. A parallel hypothesis method of autonomous underwater vehicle navigation

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    LaPointe, Cara Elizabeth Grupe

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research presents a parallel hypothesis method for autonomous underwater vehicle navigation that enables a vehicle to expand the operating envelope of existing long baseline acoustic navigation systems by incorporating ...

  15. Regional Navigation System Using Geosynchronous Satellites and Stratospheric Airships

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    Won, Chang-Hee

    - 1 - Regional Navigation System Using Geosynchronous Satellites and Stratospheric Airships Chang navigation system using geosynchronous satellites and stratospheric airships. One important factor and stratospheric airships for the urban areas. In the beginning stage, the system would augment the existing GPS

  16. Preliminary Assessment of Alternative Navigation Means for Civil Aviation

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    Stanford University

    , particularly where it is relied upon in critical infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA Leo Eldredge, Mitchell Narins, Federal Aviation Administration ABSTRACT The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to develop alternative navigation means to global navigation satellite systems

  17. Plastification of polymers in twin-screw-extruders: New visualization technic using high-speed imaging

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    Knieper, A., E-mail: Alexander.Knieper@lbf.fraunhofer.de, E-mail: Christian.Beinert@lbf.fraunhofer.de; Beinert, C., E-mail: Alexander.Knieper@lbf.fraunhofer.de, E-mail: Christian.Beinert@lbf.fraunhofer.de [Group Polymer Processing, Division Plastics, Fraunhofer-Institute LBF (Germany)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The initial melting of the first granules through plastic energy dissipation (PED) at the beginning of the melting zone, in the co-rotating twin-screw extruder is visualized in this work. The visualization was created through the use of a high speed camera in the cross section of the melting zone. The parameters screw speed, granule-temperature, temperature-profile, type of polymer and back pressure were examined. It was shown that the screw speed and the temperature-profile have significant influence on the rate of initial melting.

  18. Satellite Navigation in Vietnam & The NAVIS Centre

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    Satellite Navigation in Vietnam & The NAVIS Centre TA HAI TUNG (PhD) NAVIS CentreKme predefined incidents occurring; or each 30 s #12;"The mission of Navis is to boost, in South-East Asia." hcp://navis.hust.edu.vn #12;(Source: Mul,-GNSS Asia) #12;Milestones

  19. INTEGRATION OF NAVIGATIONAL AND CARTOGRAPHIC DATA

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    Harrie, Lars

    INTEGRATION OF NAVIGATIONAL AND CARTOGRAPHIC DATA Hanna Tuvesson and Lars Harrie Real Estate of the main advantages with vector data is that it is easier to integrate data from different sources than it is with raster data. However, this requires a suitable technical environment to perform the data-integration

  20. A Web Site Navigation Engine Mark Levene

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    Levene, Mark

    A Web Site Navigation Engine Mark Levene Department of Computer Science Birkbeck College site-specific search engines is that they are not able to pick up the "scent of information" [5 is looking for. Moreover, Hearst [2] argues that next gener- ation site-specific search engines should

  1. UTILIZATION OF MODERNIZED GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS

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    Stanford University

    navigational aids owned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) involve large costs which scale. A major role played by ground equipment in traditional aviation is that of providing assistance standpoint for aviation precision approaches. This dissertation investigates the use of a Multiple Hypothesis

  2. RAPID COMMUNICATION Navigational Skills Correlate With Hippocampal

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    Iaria, Giuseppe

    ; topographical orientation; virtual environment; cognitive map INTRODUCTION Evidence from human and non-humanRAPID COMMUNICATION Navigational Skills Correlate With Hippocampal Fractional Anisotropy in Humans animals (O'Keefe and Nadel, 1978; Mellet et al., 2000) has shown that successful orientation within

  3. DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING FOR VISION-BASED NAVIGATION, ATTENTION

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    -BASED NAVIGATION, ATTENTION AND RECOGNITION By Zhengping Ji Over a half century has passed since Alan Turing

  4. Characterization of necking phenomena in high speed experiments by using a single camera

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    results with hydrodynamic computations, ultra-fast cinematography is very useful. This diagnostic, which

  5. High-speed CCD movie camera with random pixel selection, for neurobiology research

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    that fits inside a skull and consumes only about 100 watts can have huge memory capacity and very rapid12 monolithic photodiode arrays, although arrays of discrete diodes have also been used (Chien

  6. Navigating in Virtual Environments with 360 Omnidirectional Rendering Jrme Ardouin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Navigating in Virtual Environments with 360 Omnidirectional Rendering Jérôme Ardouin ESIEA - INSA to a rendering method of reference, i.e. a perspective projection, in a basic navigation task. Our results con- firm that using any omnidirectional rendering method could lead to more efficient navigation in terms

  7. Navigation in Structured Multimedia Documents using Presentation Context

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    Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Université

    Navigation in Structured Multimedia Documents using Presentation Context Loay Sabry­Ismail --- C in multimedia documents differs from the navigation in clas­ sical documents the fact that temporal information instants in the presentation of multimedia documents, and we describe how they can be used to navigate

  8. Two-speed transaxle

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a drive assembly (10) for an electrically powered vehicle (12). The assembly includes a transaxle (16) having a two-speed transmission (40) and a drive axle differential (46) disposed in a unitary housing assembly (38), an oil-cooled prime mover or electric motor (14) for driving the transmission input shaft (42), an adapter assembly (24) for supporting the prime mover on the transaxle housing assembly, and a hydraulic system (172) providing pressurized oil flow for cooling and lubricating the electric motor and transaxle and for operating a clutch (84) and a brake (86) in the transmission to shift between the two-speed ratios of the transmission. The adapter assembly allows the prime mover to be supported in several positions on the transaxle housing. The brake is spring-applied and locks the transmission in its low-speed ratio should the hydraulic system fail. The hydraulic system pump is driven by an electric motor (212) independent of the prime mover and transaxle.

  9. Balancing of high speed, flexible rotating shafts across critical speeds 

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    White, Gary Paul

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BALANCING OF HIGH SPEED, FLEXIBLE ROTATING SHAFTS ACROSS CRITICAL SPEEDS A Thesis by Gary Paul White Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 1977 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering Gary Paul White 1977 BALANCING OF HIGH SPEED, FLEXIBLE ROTATING SHAFTS ACROSS CRITICAL SPEEDS A Thesis by GARY PAUL WHITE Approved as to style and content by: Head of Department Member August...

  10. The Use of Remote Cameras to Monitor Traffic Activity

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    Padilla Paniagua, Manuel Antonio

    2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Remote Infrared-triggered cameras are commonly used in wildlife management research. Cameras are used for population estimates, identification, and behavioral observations. Road systems are an important factor in wildlife management research...

  11. Comparison with traditional calibration Wide Area Camera Calibration Using

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    Stanford University

    Comparison with traditional calibration Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects Xing Chen, James Davis, Philipp Slusallek Goal Calibrate many cameras arranged to cover a wide area working volume. Building a large physical calibration object is impractical. Solution Build

  12. System design description 241-SY-101 color video camera

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    Kohlman, E.H.; Smet, D.B.

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This System Design Description describes the major components of the 101-SY color camera system. The system is comprised of the camera assembly, the purge system, and the multiport riser unit.

  13. Multiplexed photography : single-exposure capture of multiple camera settings

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    Green, Paul Elijah

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The space of camera settings is large and individual settings can vary dramatically from scene to scene. This thesis explores methods for capturing and manipulating multiple camera settings in a single exposure. Multiplexing ...

  14. High speed flywheel

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    McGrath, Stephen V. (Knoxville, TN)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A flywheel for operation at high speeds utilizes two or more ringlike coments arranged in a spaced concentric relationship for rotation about an axis and an expansion device interposed between the components for accommodating radial growth of the components resulting from flywheel operation. The expansion device engages both of the ringlike components, and the structure of the expansion device ensures that it maintains its engagement with the components. In addition to its expansion-accommodating capacity, the expansion device also maintains flywheel stiffness during flywheel operation.

  15. High speed transient sampler

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    McEwan, T.E.

    1995-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed sampler comprises a meandered sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a straight strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates along the transmission lines. The sampling gates comprise a four terminal diode bridge having a first strobe resistor connected from a first terminal of the bridge to the positive strobe line, a second strobe resistor coupled from the third terminal of the bridge to the negative strobe line, a tap connected to the second terminal of the bridge and to the sample transmission line, and a sample holding capacitor connected to the fourth terminal of the bridge. The resistance of the first and second strobe resistors is much higher than the signal transmission line impedance in the preferred system. This results in a sampling gate which applies a very small load on the sample transmission line and on the strobe generator. The sample holding capacitor is implemented using a smaller capacitor and a larger capacitor isolated from the smaller capacitor by resistance. The high speed sampler of the present invention is also characterized by other optimizations, including transmission line tap compensation, stepped impedance strobe line, a multi-layer physical layout, and unique strobe generator design. A plurality of banks of such samplers are controlled for concatenated or interleaved sample intervals to achieve long sample lengths or short sample spacing. 17 figs.

  16. High speed transient sampler

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    McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed sampler comprises a meandered sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a straight strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates along the transmission lines. The sampling gates comprise a four terminal diode bridge having a first strobe resistor connected from a first terminal of the bridge to the positive strobe line, a second strobe resistor coupled from the third terminal of the bridge to the negative strobe line, a tap connected to the second terminal of the bridge and to the sample transmission line, and a sample holding capacitor connected to the fourth terminal of the bridge. The resistance of the first and second strobe resistors is much higher than the signal transmission line impedance in the preferred system. This results in a sampling gate which applies a very small load on the sample transmission line and on the strobe generator. The sample holding capacitor is implemented using a smaller capacitor and a larger capacitor isolated from the smaller capacitor by resistance. The high speed sampler of the present invention is also characterized by other optimizations, including transmission line tap compensation, stepped impedance strobe line, a multi-layer physical layout, and unique strobe generator design. A plurality of banks of such samplers are controlled for concatenated or interleaved sample intervals to achieve long sample lengths or short sample spacing.

  17. Self-Calibration of Stationary Cameras Richard I. Hartley

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    Hartley, Richard

    Self-Calibration of Stationary Cameras Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. Email : hartley@crd.ge.com Abstract A new practical method is given for the self-calibration of a camera of the camera and calibration is computed from an analysis of point matches between the images. The method

  18. Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley,

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    Oxford, University of

    Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley, G.E. Corporate Research of Engineering, Oxford University Abstract This paper considers the problem of self-calibration of a camera from change. The problem of camera self-calibration from a se- quence of images has proven to be a difficult

  19. Shad-o-Snap X-Ray Camera Hardware Manual

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    -o-Snap x-ray camera is a complete, stand-alone x-ray imaging device featuring "smart" microprocessor-controlled camera electronics and a convenient USB interface. The plug- and-play interface allows easy control by the silicon photodiodes. The Shad-o-Snap camera also includes electronics to digitize the video signal

  20. Principles of X-ray Navigation

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    Hanson, John Eric; /SLAC

    2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray navigation is a new concept in satellite navigation in which orientation, position and time are measured by observing stellar emissions in x-ray wavelengths. X-ray navigation offers the opportunity for a single instrument to be used to measure these parameters autonomously. Furthermore, this concept is not limited to missions in close proximity to the earth. X-ray navigation can be used on a variety of missions from satellites in low earth orbit to spacecraft on interplanetary missions. In 1997 the Unconventional Stellar Aspect Experiment (USA) will be launched as part of the Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS). USA will provide the first platform for real-time experimentation in the field of x-ray navigation and also serves as an excellent case study for the design and manufacturing of space qualified systems in small, autonomous groups. Current techniques for determining the orientation of a satellite rely on observations of the earth, sun and stars in infrared, visible or ultraviolet wavelengths. It is possible to use x-ray imaging devices to provide arcsecond level measurement of attitude based on star patterns in the x-ray sky. This technique is explored with a simple simulation. Collimated x-ray detectors can be used on spinning satellites to provide a cheap and reliable measure of orientation. This is demonstrated using observations of the Crab Pulsar taken by the high Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO-1) in 1977. A single instrument concept is shown to be effective, but dependent on an a priori estimate of the guide star intensity and thus susceptible to errors in that estimate. A star scanner based on a differential measurement from two x-ray detectors eliminates the need for an a priori estimate of the guide star intensity. A first order model and a second order model of the two star scanner concepts are considered. Many of the stars that emit in the x-ray regime are also x-ray pulsars with frequency stability approaching a part in 10{sup 9}. By observing these pulsations, a satellite can keep accurate time autonomously. They have demonstrated the acquisition and tracking of the Crab nebula pulsar by simulating the operation of a phase-locked loop.

  1. High temperature measurement using very high shutter speed to avoid image saturation

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    Ma, Zhen; Zhang, Yang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper explores the adaptation of the two-colour principle to develop a high-speed colour temperature correlation system, which is able to cover a range of temperature that is challenging to achieve before. A colour digital camera has built in RGB filters. It is possible to measure the temperature from the ratio of intensity of the green and red pixels using the two-colour principle based on the expansion of the Plank’s radiation law. In this study, experiments were carried out using a temperature calibrated tungsten ribbon lamp which can be tuned to vary from 1300 to 2200°C. Using very high shutter speed and small aperture, the high-speed camera successfully captured the tungsten ribbon without image saturation at the full temperature scale. Tests have been carried out at different temperature and camera settings. The sensitivity and errors have been analysed, and experiment results demonstrate the potential of using very high shutter speed is available for measuring the temperature even beyond 2200°C.

  2. Initial laboratory evaluation of color video cameras: Phase 2

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    Terry, P.L.

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories has considerable experience with monochrome video cameras used in alarm assessment video systems. Most of these systems, used for perimeter protection, were designed to classify rather than to identify intruders. The monochrome cameras were selected over color cameras because they have greater sensitivity and resolution. There is a growing interest in the identification function of security video systems for both access control and insider protection. Because color camera technology is rapidly changing and because color information is useful for identification purposes, Sandia National Laboratories has established an on-going program to evaluate the newest color solid-state cameras. Phase One of the Sandia program resulted in the SAND91-2579/1 report titled: Initial Laboratory Evaluation of Color Video Cameras. The report briefly discusses imager chips, color cameras, and monitors, describes the camera selection, details traditional test parameters and procedures, and gives the results reached by evaluating 12 cameras. Here, in Phase Two of the report, we tested 6 additional cameras using traditional methods. In addition, all 18 cameras were tested by newly developed methods. This Phase 2 report details those newly developed test parameters and procedures, and evaluates the results.

  3. Component/OEM XC-HR50 High Frame Rate Monochrome Camera

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    Demoulin, Pascal

    Monochrome Camera B/W Progressive Scan Cameras #12;These new cameras expand the range of products in Sony's progressive scan and high-frame rate, compact camera line up! Introducing the newest additions to Sony's B/sec. for compatibility with slower vision systems using Sony XC-55 cameras. The XC-HR50 and XC-HR70 cameras incorporate

  4. Navigating Transport NAMAs | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall, Pennsylvania: EnergyEnergy InformationNatura BioNavarro County,Navigating

  5. Navigating Roadblocks on the Path to Advanced Biofuels Deployment

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    Breakout Session 2: Frontiers and Horizons Session 2–C: Navigating Roadblocks on the Path to Advanced Biofuels Deployment Andrew Held, Senior Director of Feedstock Development, Virent, Inc.

  6. Stereo Vision Aided Navigation for Robotic Boats (MAS 10)

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A docking system for a robotic boat using stereo vision foraided Navigation for Robotic Boats Arvind Menezes Pereira,Moorthi and David Caron. Robotic Embedded Systems Lab,

  7. OM300-GeoThermal MWD Navigation Instrument

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    Develop a 300°C capable directional drilling navigation tool using Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometers and flux-gate magnetometers.

  8. Anger camera image generation with microcomputers

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    Williams, Karl Morgan

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ANGER CAMERA IMAGE GENERATJON WITH iMICR0C0MPJJTERS A Thesis R, 'RI. MGVGAN NIJ. J. IAPLS SubiniL', ti tc: tbe ' taNua - CnlILEr nf Hnivetui ty ;-'r' Lal . '. . '. 6i', i. -ent oL th: ie9uite. . ;List. )i Lhe 4 El'. : ol MASTER 09 SC ENCE May... that with the u e of an innovat ive 'nterfsce system and appropriate software, a microcomputer was a). le tc acquire, display, and analyze Anger came;a images. The interface board designed for this projec. includes A ? D convert. era, a wo page memory system...

  9. Renewable variable speed hybrid system 

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    Stott, Paul Anthony

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    generator island grids, these generators will be running at a fraction of maximum output for most of the time. A new variable speed diesel generator allows for a reduction in fuel consumption at part load compared to constant speed operation. Combining...

  10. Focal Plane Metrology for the LSST Camera

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    A Rasmussen, Andrew P.; Hale, Layton; Kim, Peter; Lee, Eric; Perl, Martin; Schindler, Rafe; Takacs, Peter; Thurston, Timothy; /SLAC

    2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Meeting the science goals for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) translates into a demanding set of imaging performance requirements for the optical system over a wide (3.5{sup o}) field of view. In turn, meeting those imaging requirements necessitates maintaining precise control of the focal plane surface (10 {micro}m P-V) over the entire field of view (640 mm diameter) at the operating temperature (T {approx} -100 C) and over the operational elevation angle range. We briefly describe the hierarchical design approach for the LSST Camera focal plane and the baseline design for assembling the flat focal plane at room temperature. Preliminary results of gravity load and thermal distortion calculations are provided, and early metrological verification of candidate materials under cold thermal conditions are presented. A detailed, generalized method for stitching together sparse metrology data originating from differential, non-contact metrological data acquisition spanning multiple (non-continuous) sensor surfaces making up the focal plane, is described and demonstrated. Finally, we describe some in situ alignment verification alternatives, some of which may be integrated into the camera's focal plane.

  11. The NectarCAM camera project

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    Glicenstein, J-F; Barrio, J-A; Blanch, O; Boix, J; Bolmont, J; Boutonnet, C; Cazaux, S; Chabanne, E; Champion, C; Chateau, F; Colonges, S; Corona, P; Couturier, S; Courty, B; Delagnes, E; Delgado, C; Ernenwein, J-P; Fegan, S; Ferreira, O; Fesquet, M; Fontaine, G; Fouque, N; Henault, F; Gascón, D; Herranz, D; Hermel, R; Hoffmann, D; Houles, J; Karkar, S; Khelifi, B; Knödlseder, J; Martinez, G; Lacombe, K; Lamanna, G; LeFlour, T; Lopez-Coto, R; Louis, F; Mathieu, A; Moulin, E; Nayman, P; Nunio, F; Olive, J-F; Panazol, J-L; Petrucci, P-O; Punch, M; Prast, J; Ramon, P; Riallot, M; Ribó, M; Rosier-Lees, S; Sanuy, A; Siero, J; Tavernet, J-P; Tejedor, L A; Toussenel, F; Vasileiadis, G; Voisin, V; Waegebert, V; Zurbach, C

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of the next generation of Cherenkov telescopes, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), NectarCAM is a camera designed for the medium size telescopes covering the central energy range of 100 GeV to 30 TeV. NectarCAM will be finely pixelated (~ 1800 pixels for a 8 degree field of view, FoV) in order to image atmospheric Cherenkov showers by measuring the charge deposited within a few nanoseconds time-window. It will have additional features like the capacity to record the full waveform with GHz sampling for every pixel and to measure event times with nanosecond accuracy. An array of a few tens of medium size telescopes, equipped with NectarCAMs, will achieve up to a factor of ten improvement in sensitivity over existing instruments in the energy range of 100 GeV to 10 TeV. The camera is made of roughly 250 independent read-out modules, each composed of seven photo-multipliers, with their associated high voltage base and control, a read-out board and a multi-service backplane board. The read-out b...

  12. Navigation of a walking robot in natural environments

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    Portland State University

    Navigation of a walking robot in natural environments Enric Celaya and Josep María Porta Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (UPC-CSIC) Abstract The most relevant differences existing between wheeled and legged robots, from the point of view of the expected navigation tasks to be performed

  13. Navigating through Mashed-up Applications with COMPASS

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    Milo, Tova

    Navigating through Mashed-up Applications with COMPASS 1 Tel-Aviv University 2 IBM Haifa Research others. To address this difficulty, we present COMPASS, a system that assists users in their navigation them may be non-trivial. To address this difficulty, we present here COMPASS, a sys- tem that assists

  14. Navigation System for Ground Vehicles using Temporally Interconnected Observers

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    navigation technique for an automotive vehicle. This method involves several observers, each designed for a particular type of trajectory, that are turned on and off according to a switching policy. Each observer of observer design of vehicular systems. A typical example of such practices1 is found in the navigation

  15. Roadmap Query for Sensor Network Assisted Navigation in Dynamic Environments

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    Lu, Chenyang

    Roadmap Query for Sensor Network Assisted Navigation in Dynamic Environments Sangeeta Bhattacharya approach that integrates a roadmap based navigation algorithm with a novel WSN query protocol called Roadmap Query (RQ). RQ enables collection of frequent, up-to- date information about the surrounding

  16. Acceptance test report for the mobile color camera system

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    Castleberry, J.L., Fluor Daniel Hanford

    1997-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to present test data recorded during acceptance testing of the Mobile Color Camera System (MCCS).

  17. Microprocessor-controlled, wide-range streak camera

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    Amy E. Lewis, Craig Hollabaugh

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bechtel Nevada/NSTec recently announced deployment of their fifth generation streak camera. This camera incorporates many advanced features beyond those currently available for streak cameras. The arc-resistant driver includes a trigger lockout mechanism, actively monitors input trigger levels, and incorporates a high-voltage fault interrupter for user safety and tube protection. The camera is completely modular and may deflect over a variable full-sweep time of 15 nanoseconds to 500 microseconds. The camera design is compatible with both large- and small-format commercial tubes from several vendors. The embedded microprocessor offers Ethernet connectivity, and XML [extensible markup language]-based configuration management with non-volatile parameter storage using flash-based storage media. The camera’s user interface is platform-independent (Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, Macintosh OSX) and is accessible using an AJAX [asynchronous Javascript and XML]-equipped modem browser, such as Internet Explorer 6, Firefox, or Safari. User interface operation requires no installation of client software or browser plug-in technology. Automation software can also access the camera configuration and control using HTTP [hypertext transfer protocol]. The software architecture supports multiple-simultaneous clients, multiple cameras, and multiple module access with a standard browser. The entire user interface can be customized.

  18. Camera Selection, Handoff and Control in Video Networks

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    Li, Yiming

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Satisfaction Problem (CSP) approach for the 4 cameras, 4satisfaction problem (CSP) approach and the proposedrates for the COR, CSP and the proposed approach . 42

  19. Solution to the quantum Zermelo navigation problem

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    Dorje C. Brody; David Meier

    2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The solution to the problem of finding a time-optimal control Hamiltonian to generate a given unitary gate, in an environment in which there exists an uncontrollable ambient Hamiltonian (e.g., a background field), is obtained. In the classical context, finding the time-optimal way to steer a ship in the presence of a background wind or current is known as the Zermelo navigation problem, whose solution can be obtained by working out geodesic curves on a space equipped with a Randers metric. The solution to the quantum Zermelo problem, which is shown here to take a remarkably simple form, is likewise obtained by finding explicit solutions to the geodesic equations of motion associated with a Randers metric on the space of unitary operators. The result reveals that the optimal control in a sense `goes along with the wind'.

  20. Numerical wind speed simulation model

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    Ramsdell, J.V.; Athey, G.F.; Ballinger, M.Y.

    1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A relatively simple stochastic model for simulating wind speed time series that can be used as an alternative to time series from representative locations is described in this report. The model incorporates systematic seasonal variation of the mean wind, its standard deviation, and the correlation speeds. It also incorporates systematic diurnal variation of the mean speed and standard deviation. To demonstrate the model capabilities, simulations were made using model parameters derived from data collected at the Hanford Meteorology Station, and results of analysis of simulated and actual data were compared.

  1. Autonomous Miniature Blimp Navigation with Online Motion Planning and Re-planning

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    Teschner, Matthias

    in autonomous navigation for lightweight flying robots in indoor environments. Miniature airships, which can navigate freely in three-dimensional environments. In this domain, especially airships have

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - aware navigation based Sample Search Results

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    in strategic (navigation) tasks... automation for navigation tasks. Keywords: In-vehicle automation; Automation reliability; Situation aware... reality-based driving...

  3. Fast Camera Imaging of Hall Thruster Ignition

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    C.L. Ellison, Y. Raitses and N.J. Fisch

    2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Hall thrusters provide efficient space propulsion by electrostatic acceleration of ions. Rotating electron clouds in the thruster overcome the space charge limitations of other methods. Images of the thruster startup, taken with a fast camera, reveal a bright ionization period which settles into steady state operation over 50 ?s. The cathode introduces azimuthal asymmetry, which persists for about 30 ?s into the ignition. Plasma thrusters are used on satellites for repositioning, orbit correction and drag compensation. The advantage of plasma thrusters over conventional chemical thrusters is that the exhaust energies are not limited by chemical energy to about an electron volt. For xenon Hall thrusters, the ion exhaust velocity can be 15-20 km/s, compared to 5 km/s for a typical chemical thruster

  4. Calibration of a Hybrid Camera Network Xilin Chen Jie Yang Alex Waibel

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    Chen, Xilin

    Calibration of a Hybrid Camera Network Xilin Chen Jie Yang Alex Waibel School of Computer Science}@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Visual surveillance using a camera network has imposed new challenges to camera calibration different cameras can be then calibrated under the catadioptric camera's coordinate system. This paper

  5. akari infrared camera: Topics by E-print Network

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    akari infrared camera First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 The Infrared Camera (IRC) for...

  6. to appear AAAI '96 Declarative Camera Control for Automatic Cinematography

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    by audiences; nonetheless, they are every bit as essential as they are invisible. Most interactive 3D computer of the heuristics found in a #12;lm textbook. We also present a Camera Planning System (cps), which accepts animation traces as input and returns complete camera speci#12;cations. The cps contains a domain

  7. Camera Calibration With One-Dimensional Objects Zhengyou Zhang

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    Camera Calibration With One-Dimensional Objects Zhengyou Zhang August 2002 Technical Report MSR-TR-2001-120 Camera calibration has been studied extensively in computer vision and photogrammetry unknown motions), and 0D features (self-calibration using unknown scene points). This paper yet proposes

  8. Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley,

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    Hartley, Richard

    Camera calibration and the search for infinity. Richard I. Hartley, Eric Hayman, Lourdes de and Department of Engineering, Oxford University Abstract This paper considers the problem of self-calibration length) may change. The problem of camera self- calibration from a sequence of images has proven

  9. Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects

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    Stanford University

    Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects Xing Chen, James Davis, Philipp}@graphics.stanford.edu Abstract This paper introduces a method to calibrate a wide area system of unsynchronized cameras construction of a large calibration object. The user need only wave an identifiable point in front of all

  10. Self-Calibration from Multiple Views with a Rotating Camera

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    Hartley, Richard

    Self-Calibration from Multiple Views with a Rotating Camera Richard I. Hartley G.E. CRD, Schenectady, NY, 12301. Email : hartley@crd.ge.com Abstract. A new practical method is given for the self-calibration orientations of the camera and calibration is computed from an analysis of point matches between the images

  11. Motion Planning for Camera Movements in Virtual Environments

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    to the required position (and orientation). As preprocessing the approach uses the probabilistic roadmap method to compute a roadmap through the environment. When a camera motion is required a path is obtained from the roadmap which is then improved by various smoothing techniques to satisfy camera con- straints. The method

  12. Energy Efficient Intrusion Detection in Camera Sensor Networks

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    Guibas, Leonidas J.

    Energy Efficient Intrusion Detection in Camera Sensor Networks Primoz Skraba1 and Leonidas Guibas2 on low cost, low bandwidth sensors. With dropping costs and advances in imaging technology, there is now of challenges. If used continuously, cameras consume too much energy to operate on battery power. While

  13. Learning models of camera control for imitation in football matches

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    Demiris, Yiannis

    be used to provide coverage for a match, each requiring a human operator. Using robotic cameras, automated learn a model of the movement of human cameraman in terms of how the players are moving. 1 Department the movement of the camera and the position of players in the game. The same algorithms are applied to both

  14. Controlling proton source speeds catalyst | EMSL

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    speeds catalyst Controlling proton source speeds catalyst Released: April 29, 2013 Nickel-based catalyst three times faster with adjustments to key acid Research showing that...

  15. Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) Goals

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    Vermont's Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) Program was created by legislation in 2005 to promote renewable energy development. The SPEED program itself is not a renewable...

  16. Zermelo Navigation in the Quantum Brachistochrone

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    Benjamin Russell; Susan Stepney

    2015-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse the optimal times for implementing unitary quantum gates in a constrained finite dimensional controlled quantum system. The family of constraints studied is that the permitted set of (time dependent) Hamiltonians is the unit ball of a norm induced by an inner product on su(n). We also consider a generalisation of this to arbitrary norms. We construct a Randers metric, by applying a theorem of Shen on Zermelo navigation, the geodesics of which are the time optimal trajectories compatible with the prescribed constraint. We determine all geodesics and the corresponding time optimal Hamiltonian for a specific constraint on the control i.e. k (Tr(Hc(t)^2) = 1 for any given value of k > 0. Some of the results of Carlini et. al. are re-derived using alternative methods. A first order system of differential equations for the optimal Hamiltonian is obtained and shown to be of the form of the Euler Poincare equations. We illustrate that this method can form a methodology for determining which physical substrates are effective at supporting the implementation of fast quantum computation.

  17. Gradient Navigation Model for Pedestrian Dynamics

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    Felix Dietrich; Gerta Köster

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new microscopic ODE-based model for pedestrian dynamics: the Gradient Navigation Model. The model uses a superposition of gradients of distance functions to directly change the direction of the velocity vector. The velocity is then integrated to obtain the location. The approach differs fundamentally from force based models needing only three equations to derive the ODE system, as opposed to four in, e.g., the Social Force Model. Also, as a result, pedestrians are no longer subject to inertia. Several other advantages ensue: Model induced oscillations are avoided completely since no actual forces are present. The derivatives in the equations of motion are smooth and therefore allow the use of fast and accurate high order numerical integrators. At the same time, existence and uniqueness of the solution to the ODE system follow almost directly from the smoothness properties. In addition, we introduce a method to calibrate parameters by theoretical arguments based on empirically validated assumptions rather than by numerical tests. These parameters, combined with the accurate integration, yield simulation results with no collisions of pedestrians. Several empirically observed system phenomena emerge without the need to recalibrate the parameter set for each scenario: obstacle avoidance, lane formation, stop-and-go waves and congestion at bottlenecks. The density evolution in the latter is shown to be quantitatively close to controlled experiments. Likewise, we observe a dependence of the crowd velocity on the local density that compares well with benchmark fundamental diagrams.

  18. Flight test and evaluation of Omega navigation for general aviation

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    Hwoschinsky, Peter V.

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A seventy hour flight test program was accomplished to determine the suitability and accuracy of a low cost Omega navigation receiver in a general aviation aircraft. An analysis was made of signal availability in two widely ...

  19. DARPA looks beyond GPS for positioning, navigating, and timing

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    Kramer, David

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cold-atom interferometry, microelectromechanical systems, signals of opportunity, and atomic clocks are some of the technologies the defense agency is pursuing to provide precise navigation when GPS is unavailable.

  20. Regulation of Dams and Bridges Affecting Navigable Waters (Wisconsin)

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    Chapter 31 of the Wisconsin Statutes lays out the regulations relevant to dams and bridges on or near navigable waters. This statute establishes that the Department of Natural Resources has...

  1. Combining Path Integration and Remembered Landmarks When Navigating without Vision

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    Schrater, Paul R.

    This study investigated the interaction between remembered landmark and path integration strategies for estimating current location when walking in an environment without vision. We asked whether observers navigating without ...

  2. Computer vision based navigation for spacecraft proximity operations

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    Tweddle, Brent Edward

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of computer vision for spacecraft relative navigation and proximity operations within an unknown environment is an enabling technology for a number of future commercial and scientific space missions. This thesis ...

  3. Computer Vision Based Navigation for Spacecraft Proximity Operations

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    . Miller February 2010 SSL # 1-10 #12;#12;Computer Vision Based Navigation for Spacecraft Proximity Operations Brent E. Tweddle, David W. Miller February 2010 SSL # 1-10 This work is based on the unaltered

  4. Navigating Roadblocks on the Path to Advanced Biofuels Deployment

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    Breakout Session 2: Frontiers and Horizons Session 2–C: Navigating Roadblocks on the Path to Advanced Biofuels Deployment Arunas Chesonis, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Sweetwater Energy

  5. Autonomous robotic wheelchair with collision-avoidance navigation

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    Hsieh, Pin-Chun

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to demonstrate a robotic wheelchair moving in an unknown environment with collision-avoidance navigation. A real-time path-planning algorithm was implemented by detecting the range to obstacles and by tracking...

  6. Imaging sonar-aided navigation for autonomous underwater harbor surveillance

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    Johannsson, Hordur

    In this paper we address the problem of drift-free navigation for underwater vehicles performing harbor surveillance and ship hull inspection. Maintaining accurate localization for the duration of a mission is important ...

  7. Navigation without vision: bumblebee orientation in complete darkness

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    Chittka, Lars

    to isolate navigation mechanisms used in naturally dark situations, such as in the nest. Using infrared video altogether (such as here) can this question be answered unambiguously. To estimate direction, honeybees

  8. Cooling the dark energy camera instrument

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    Schmitt, R.L.; Cease, H.; /Fermilab; DePoy, D.; /Ohio State U.; Diehl, H.T.; Estrada, J.; Flaugher, B.; /Fermilab; Kuhlmann, S.; /Ohio State U.; Onal, Birce; Stefanik, A.; /Fermilab

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DECam, camera for the Dark Energy Survey (DES), is undergoing general design and component testing. For an overview see DePoy, et al in these proceedings. For a description of the imager, see Cease, et al in these proceedings. The CCD instrument will be mounted at the prime focus of the CTIO Blanco 4m telescope. The instrument temperature will be 173K with a heat load of 113W. In similar applications, cooling CCD instruments at the prime focus has been accomplished by three general methods. Liquid nitrogen reservoirs have been constructed to operate in any orientation, pulse tube cryocoolers have been used when tilt angles are limited and Joule-Thompson or Stirling cryocoolers have been used with smaller heat loads. Gifford-MacMahon cooling has been used at the Cassegrain but not at the prime focus. For DES, the combined requirements of high heat load, temperature stability, low vibration, operation in any orientation, liquid nitrogen cost and limited space available led to the design of a pumped, closed loop, circulating nitrogen system. At zenith the instrument will be twelve meters above the pump/cryocooler station. This cooling system expected to have a 10,000 hour maintenance interval. This paper will describe the engineering basis including the thermal model, unbalanced forces, cooldown time, the single and two-phase flow model.

  9. WIDE-FIELD ASTRONOMICAL MULTISCALE CAMERAS

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    Marks, Daniel L.; Brady, David J., E-mail: dbrady@ee.duke.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, Box 90291, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 (United States)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to produce sufficiently low aberrations with a large aperture, telescopes have a limited field of view. Because of this narrow field, large areas of the sky at a given time are unobserved. We propose several telescopes based on monocentric reflective, catadioptric, and refractive objectives that may be scaled to wide fields of view and achieve 1.''1 resolution, which in most locations is the practical seeing limit of the atmosphere. The reflective and Schmidt catadioptric objectives have relatively simple configurations and enable large fields to be captured at the expense of the obscuration of the mirror by secondary optics, a defect that may be managed by image plane design. The refractive telescope design does not have an obscuration but the objective has substantial bulk. The refractive design is a 38 gigapixel camera which consists of a single monocentric objective and 4272 microcameras. Monocentric multiscale telescopes, with their wide fields of view, may observe phenomena that might otherwise be unnoticed, such as supernovae, glint from orbital space debris, and near-earth objects.

  10. Knowledge-based navigation in a hypertext network

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    Snell, James Robert

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was to investigate knowledge-based navigation in a hypertext network. Hypertext can be described as a massive network of text fragments, stored in a computer system, linked together electronically. The navigation problem is the inability of the user to move.... However, the system did not have a sufficient number of links (or potential links) to test the effectiveness properly. The final study utilized a set of dermatology class notes. The study measured time, number of moves, and success rates for subjects...

  11. An Evaluation of Pan&Zoom and Rubber Sheet Navigation with and without an Overview

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    Keinan, Alon

    An Evaluation of Pan&Zoom and Rubber Sheet Navigation with and without an Overview Dmitry and Zoom Navigation and Rubber Sheet Navigation, a rectilinear Focus+Context technique. Each of the two Rubber Sheet Navigation, independent of the presence or absence of an overview. Also, overviews did

  12. Printed circuit board for a CCD camera head

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    Conder, Alan D. (Tracy, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A charge-coupled device (CCD) camera head which can replace film for digital imaging of visible light, ultraviolet radiation, and soft to penetrating x-rays, such as within a target chamber where laser produced plasmas are studied. The camera head is small, capable of operating both in and out of a vacuum environment, and is versatile. The CCD camera head uses PC boards with an internal heat sink connected to the chassis for heat dissipation, which allows for close (0.04" for example) stacking of the PC boards. Integration of this CCD camera head into existing instrumentation provides a substantial enhancement of diagnostic capabilities for studying high energy density plasmas, for a variety of military industrial, and medical imaging applications.

  13. ROTATING LINE CAMERAS: EPIPOLAR GEOMETRY AND SPATIAL SAMPLING

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    project 3D scenes on a cylindric sur- face, where one or multiple rotating sensor lines allow to compose for controlling this error, allowing to adjust the camera position- ing at the time of photo shooting. The report

  14. automated ccd camera: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    handwriting notes, we use a low-cost digital camera as a bridge to align Zhu, Zhigang 57 Tycho Brahe CCD CMOS Physics Websites Summary: 12;12;12;117 Tycho Brahe 20 19 70 CCD...

  15. ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR DETECTION AND BEHAVIOR MATCHING FOR NETWORKED CAMERAS

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    Jodoin, Pierre-Marc

    segmentation I. INTRODUCTION Network video cameras permit pervasive, wide-area visual surveillance. However-100362, Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) behavior model at various regions of the frame, and performs abnormal

  16. Dark energy camera to probe universe's biggest mysteries | Argonne...

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    ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed Dark Energy Camera - the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created - captured and...

  17. ULTRACAM - an ultra-fast, triple-beam CCD camera

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    Vik Dhillon; Tom Marsh; the ULTRACAM team

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ULTRACAM is an ultra-fast, triple-beam CCD camera which has been designed to study one of the few remaining unexplored regions of observational parameter space - high temporal resolution. The camera will see first light in Spring 2002, at a total cost of GBP 300 k, and will be used on 2-m, 4-m and 8-m class telescopes to study astrophysics on the fastest timescales.

  18. A cooperative control algorithm for camera based observational systems.

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    Young, Joseph G.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last several years, there has been considerable growth in camera based observation systems for a variety of safety, scientific, and recreational applications. In order to improve the effectiveness of these systems, we frequently desire the ability to increase the number of observed objects, but solving this problem is not as simple as adding more cameras. Quite often, there are economic or physical restrictions that prevent us from adding additional cameras to the system. As a result, we require methods that coordinate the tracking of objects between multiple cameras in an optimal way. In order to accomplish this goal, we present a new cooperative control algorithm for a camera based observational system. Specifically, we present a receding horizon control where we model the underlying optimal control problem as a mixed integer linear program. The benefit of this design is that we can coordinate the actions between each camera while simultaneously respecting its kinematics. In addition, we further improve the quality of our solution by coupling our algorithm with a Kalman filter. Through this integration, we not only add a predictive component to our control, but we use the uncertainty estimates provided by the filter to encourage the system to periodically observe any outliers in the observed area. This combined approach allows us to intelligently observe the entire region of interest in an effective and thorough manner.

  19. Dual-speed wind turbine generation

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    Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Handman, D. [Flowind Corp., San Rafael, CA (United States)] [Flowind Corp., San Rafael, CA (United States)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Induction generator has been used since the early development of utility-scale wind turbine generation. An induction generator is the generator of choice because of its ruggedness and low cost. With an induction generator, the operating speed of the wind turbine is limited to a narrow range (almost constant speed). Dual- speed operation can be accomplished by using an induction generator with two different sets of winding configurations or by using a dual output drive train to drive two induction generators with two different rated speeds. With single-speed operation, the wind turbine operates at different power coefficients (Cp) as the wind speed varies. Operation at maximum Cp can occur only at a single wind speed. However, if the wind speed.varies across a wider range, the operating Cp will vary significantly. Dual-speed operation has the advantage of enabling the wind turbine to operate at near maximum Cp over a wider range of wind speeds. Thus, annual energy production can be increased. The dual-speed mode may generate less energy than a variable-speed mode; nevertheless, it offers an alternative which captures more energy than single-speed operation. In this paper, dual-speed operation of a wind turbine is investigated. Annual energy production is compared between single-speed and dual-speed operation. One type of control algorithm for dual-speed operation is proposed. Some results from a dynamic simulation will be presented to show how the control algorithm works as the wind turbine is exposed to varying wind speeds.

  20. Algorithms for the Automatic Identification of MARFEs and UFOs in JET Database of Visible Camera Videos

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    Algorithms for the Automatic Identification of MARFEs and UFOs in JET Database of Visible Camera Videos

  1. Global positioning system pseudolite-based relative navigation.

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    Monda, Eric W. (University of Texas, Austin, TX)

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Though the Global Positioning System has revolutionized navigation in the modern age, it is limited in its capability for some applications because an unobstructed line of sight to a minimum of four satellites is required. One way of augmenting the system in small areas is by employing pseudolites to broadcast additional signals that can be used to improve the user's position solution. At the Navigation Systems Testing Laboratory (NSTL) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, research has been underway on the use of pseudolites to perform precision relative navigation. Based on the findings of previous research done at the NSTL, the method used to process the pseudolite measurements is an extended Kalman filter of the double differenced carrier phase measurements. By employing simulations of the system, as well as processing previously collected data in a real time manner, sub-meter tracking of a moving receiver with carrier phase measurements in the extended Kalman filter appears to be possible.

  2. Thermoacoustic tomography, variable sound speed Plamen Stefanov

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    Stefanov, Plamen

    Thermoacoustic tomography, variable sound speed Plamen Stefanov Purdue University Based on a joint work with Gunther Uhlmann Plamen Stefanov (Purdue University ) Thermoacoustic tomography, variable sound speed 1 / 18 #12;Formulation Main Problem Thermoacoustic Tomography In thermoacoustic tomography

  3. Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and International Climate

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRoseConcerns Jump to: navigation, searchNauru: EnergyPolicy | Open Energy

  4. High speed optical quantum random number generation

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    Weinfurter, Harald

    .3351 (2009). 6. I. Reidler, Y. Aviad, M. Rosenbluh, and I. Kanter, "Ultrahigh-speed random number generation

  5. Channel coding for high speed links

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    Blitvic, Natasa

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores the benefit of channel coding for high-speed backplane or chip-to-chip interconnects, referred to as the high-speed links. Although both power-constrained and bandwidth-limited, the high-speed links ...

  6. Better haul roads speed operations

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    Not Available

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern trucks and scrapers are manufactured to standards of increasingly larger size and degree of sophistication, and to get the greatest return in productivity it is necessary to have good haul roads. Good haul roads can reduce fuel consumption, increase vehicle speed, reduce wear and tear on machinery, and improve safety. The paper describes aspects of haul road maintenance, including levelling and repairing of the surface, reducing rolling resistance, super-elevating curves, eliminating reverse curves and controlling dust. The design of haul roads is also covered.

  7. The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) for the Spitzer Space Telescope

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    G. G. Fazio; the IRAC team

    2004-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) is one of three focal plane instruments in the Spitzer Space Telescope. IRAC is a four-channel camera that obtains simultaneous broad-band images at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 microns. Two nearly adjacent 5.2x5.2 arcmin fields of view in the focal plane are viewed by the four channels in pairs (3.6 and 5.8 microns; 4.5 and 8 microns). All four detector arrays in the camera are 256x256 pixels in size, with the two shorter wavelength channels using InSb and the two longer wavelength channels using Si:As IBC detectors. IRAC is a powerful survey instrument because of its high sensitivity, large field of view, and four-color imaging. This paper summarizes the in-flight scientific, technical, and operational performance of IRAC.

  8. Phase Space Navigator: Towards Automating Control Synthesis in Phase Spaces for Nonlinear Control Systems

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    Zhao, Feng

    1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a novel autonomous control synthesis strategy called Phase Space Navigator for the automatic synthesis of nonlinear control systems. The Phase Space Navigator generates global control laws by synthesizing ...

  9. Single Transponder Range Only Navigation Geometry (STRONG) applied to REMUS autonomous under water vehicles

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    Hartsfield, J. Carl (Jasper Carl)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study was conducted to prove the concept of an iterative approach to single transponder navigation for REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Although the concept of navigation with one acoustic beacon is ...

  10. Using Text Animated Transitions to Support Navigation in Document Histories

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    Toronto, University of

    of an animated transition between two revisions of the Wikipedia article User interfaces. ABSTRACT This article examines the benefits of using text animated transitions for navigating in the revision history of textual documents. We propose an animation technique for smoothly transitioning between different text revisions

  11. Teaching Mobile Robots to Cooperatively Navigate in Populated Environments

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    Teschner, Matthias

    of the robots highly depends on the application, we need flexible means for teaching a robot a certain robots are expected to populate our human envi- ronments for numerous applications in the near future. The desired navigation behavior of a robot highly depends on the application at hand. For example, a cleaning

  12. Visually-Guided Robot Navigation: From Artificial To Natural Landmarks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Visually-Guided Robot Navigation: From Artificial To Natural Landmarks Enric Celaya, Jose-Luis Albarral, Pablo Jim´enez, and Carme Torras Institut de Rob`otica i Inform`atica Industrial (CSIC seems to be the fast detection of reliable visual references in the image stream as the robot moves

  13. 3D navigation based on a visual memory Anthony Remazeilles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , these days, quite a common issue. Several industrial applications benefit from this technology to automate-- This paper addresses the design of a control law for vision-based robot navigation. The method proposed the possibility for the robotic system to move from one image to an other. A path finding algorithm then gives

  14. Knowledge Structures and Didactic Model Selection in Learning Object Navigation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Knowledge Structures and Didactic Model Selection in Learning Object Navigation Dietrich Albert' of the content of the learning objects, and (2) a `didactic preference level' of the specific preferences constraints and the didactic constraints are available. 1 Introduction According to the SCORM (Shareable

  15. Powers of Ten Thousand: Navigating in Large Information Spaces

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    Powers of Ten Thousand: Navigating in Large Information Spaces Henry Lieberman Media Laboratory large display space, for example, a street map of the entire United States? The traditional solution, on a scale of at least 1 to 10,000. Powers of ten thousand The book and film Powers of Ten [Morrison

  16. An Evolvable Lunar Communication and Navigation Constellation Concept

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    Born, George

    communication links with the Earth. A lunar relay element will be necessary to provide critical communication and navigation support for the upcoming missions. This paper presents a highly evolvable, low-cost lunar relay; · Use lunar exploration activities to further science, and to develop and test new approaches

  17. Using taxonomy, discriminants, and signatures for navigating in text databases

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    Chakrabarti, Soumen

    Using taxonomy, discriminants, and signatures for navigating in text databases Soumen Chakrabarti the natural hierarchy of topics, or taxonomy, that many corpora, such as internet directories, digital not as a flat unstructured list, but embedded in the familiar taxonomy, and annotated with document signa­ tures

  18. AUV Cooperative Operations using Acoustic Communication and Navigation

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    Idaho, University of

    1 AUV Cooperative Operations using Acoustic Communication and Navigation T. Bean*, G. Beidler*, J to collect underwater data, including sonar bathymetry in relatively deep water [1] and measurements) [3]. AUVs were used to search 3.5 million square meters of shallow water for mines in Operation

  19. Navigating Computer Science Research Through Waves of Privacy Concerns

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    Navigating Computer Science Research Through Waves of Privacy Concerns: Discussions among Computer as Institute for Software Research International Technical Report CMU-ISRI-03-102 School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 Abstract Computer Science research and practice

  20. Navigating Computer Science Research Through Waves of Privacy Concerns

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    1 Navigating Computer Science Research Through Waves of Privacy Concerns: Discussions among appears as Computer Science Technical Report CMU­CS­03­165 School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213­3890 Abstract Computer Science research and practice are raising growing

  1. Navigating Computer Science Research Through Waves of Privacy Concerns

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    Navigating Computer Science Research Through Waves of Privacy Concerns: Discussions among Computer as Computer Science Technical Report CMU-CS-03-165 School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 Abstract Computer Science research and practice are raising growing privacy

  2. Integrated Short Term Navigation of a Towed Underwater Body*

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    LeGland, François

    . An underwater body, to be called here- after the fish, is towed by a surface ship at the end of a few hundred of the fish relative to its otherwise unknown initial position, during a few minutes experiment, so, acceleration measurements pro- vided by an INS (inertial navigation system) lo- cated on board of the fish, can

  3. Risk based motion planning and navigation in uncertain dynamic environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Risk based motion planning and navigation in uncertain dynamic environment Chiara Fulgenzi, Anne of the dynamic environments. Moving obstacles are supposed to move along typical motion patterns represented the performance for a robotic wheelchair in a simulated environment among multiple dynamic obstacles. Index Terms

  4. Model Characterization of Magnetic Microrobot Navigating in Viscous Environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Indeed most untethered microrobot propulsion schemes based on magnetic pulling have to face importantModel Characterization of Magnetic Microrobot Navigating in Viscous Environment Karim Belharet1.folio@ensi-bourges.fr,antoine.ferreira@ensi-bourges.fr Abstract. In this paper we aim to characterize and validate the system's dynamic model of a magnetic

  5. Drishti: An Integrated Navigation System for Visually Impaired and Disabled

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    Helal, Abdelsalam

    Drishti: An Integrated Navigation System for Visually Impaired and Disabled This research was supported by Microsoft Research under grant number 4514203-12. Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal Computer sedwin@cise.ufl.edu Balaji Ramachandran Geomatics Program, Civil Engineering, University of Florida

  6. Integrated navigation for AUV operations under ice shelves

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    Integrated navigation for AUV operations under ice shelves Gwyn Griffiths and Steve Mc One-slide summary of the Autosub AUV J Why explore beneath ice shelves? J Technology challenges: the Halliburton `Geosub' #12;Why explore beneath ice shelves? Gl oba l Wa r mi ng Li nke d t o Me l t i ng I c e c

  7. Indexing and Keyword Search to Ease Navigation in Lecture Videos

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    Subhlok, Jaspal

    Indexing and Keyword Search to Ease Navigation in Lecture Videos Tayfun Tuna, Jaspal Subhlok@uh.edu, shah@cs.uh.edu Abstract----Lecture videos have been commonly used to supplement in-class teaching and for distance learning. Videos recorded during in-class teaching and made accessible online are a versatile

  8. The Connected User Interface: Realizing a Personal Situated Navigation Service

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    Wasinger, Rainer

    @dfki.de Karl-Ernst Steinberg BMW Research Hanauer Strasse 46 D-M¨unchen 80992 karl-ernst.steinberg@bmw.de Andreas Dirschl BMW Research Hanauer Strasse 46 D-M¨unchen 80992 andreas.dirschl@bmw.de ABSTRACT different situations. We describe the concepts behind the BPN (BMW Personal Navigator), an entirely

  9. Feature-Based Prediction of Trajectories for Socially Compliant Navigation

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    Teschner, Matthias

    in a shared environment with humans need the ability to predict the movements of people to better plan and unexpected evasive movements. In this paper, we present an algorithm for learning typical human navigation behavior. Predicting human behavior and the ability to react in a natural way will enable robots to become

  10. Building a 3D Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Fishes

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    Hu, Huosheng

    Building a 3D Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Fishes Jindong Liu Department control and autonomous navigation of a robotic fish. The simplified kinematics and hydrodynamics models way to develop autonomous navigation algorithms for robotic fishes. I. INTRODUCTION In nature, fish

  11. Navigation and Control of the Nereus Hybrid Underwater Vehicle for Global Ocean Science to

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

    Navigation and Control of the Nereus Hybrid Underwater Vehicle for Global Ocean Science to 11,000m an overview of the navigation and control system design for the new Nereus hybrid underwater vehicle Nereus hybrid underwater vehicle and summarizes the vehicle's navigation and control performance during

  12. Vibrotactile Feedback in Steering Wheel Reduces Navigation Errors during GPS-Guided Car Driving

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    Basdogan, Cagatay

    vibration motors are mounted onto the steering wheel of a driving simulator and driving experiments-based car navigation system to improve the navigation performance of a driver. In [5], vibration motors were auditory noise and distraction exist in the environment, the navigation errors (making a wrong turn

  13. SIG Technology Review Summer 1994 57 Real-Time Navigation Using the Global Positioning System

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    Simon, Dan

    SIG Technology Review · Summer 1994 57 Real-Time Navigation Using the Global Positioning System Real-Time Navigation Using the Global Positioning System Dan Simon and Hossny El-Sherief, TRW Ballistic Technology Review · Summer 1994 Real-Time Navigation Using the Global Positioning System introduces errors

  14. Rotation-invariant appearance based maps for robot navigation using an artificial immune network algorithm

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    Labrosse, Frédéric

    Rotation-invariant appearance based maps for robot navigation using an artificial immune network for robot navigation using an artificial immune network algorithm Mark Neal Fred Labrosse Dept. of Computer,ffl]@aber.ac.uk Abstract-- The treatment of image data for robotic applications such as navigation, path planning

  15. Towards More Efficient Navigation for Robots and Humans David V. Lu and William D. Smart

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    Smart, William

    Towards More Efficient Navigation for Robots and Humans David V. Lu and William D. Smart Abstract-- Effective robot navigation in the presence of hu- mans is hard. Not only do human obstacles move, they react to the movements of the robot according to instinct and social rules. In order to efficiently navigate around each

  16. High speed sampler and demultiplexer

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    McEwan, T.E.

    1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed sampling demultiplexer based on a plurality of sampler banks, each bank comprising a sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates at respective positions along the sample transmission line for sampling the input signal in response to the strobe signal. Strobe control circuitry is coupled to the plurality of banks, and supplies a sequence of bank strobe signals to the strobe transmission lines in each of the plurality of banks, and includes circuits for controlling the timing of the bank strobe signals among the banks of samplers. Input circuitry is included for supplying the input signal to be sampled to the plurality of sample transmission lines in the respective banks. The strobe control circuitry can repetitively strobe the plurality of banks of samplers such that the banks of samplers are cycled to create a long sample length. Second tier demultiplexing circuitry is coupled to each of the samplers in the plurality of banks. The second tier demultiplexing circuitry senses the sample taken by the corresponding sampler each time the bank in which the sampler is found is strobed. A plurality of such samples can be stored by the second tier demultiplexing circuitry for later processing. Repetitive sampling with the high speed transient sampler induces an effect known as ``strobe kickout``. The sample transmission lines include structures which reduce strobe kickout to acceptable levels, generally 60 dB below the signal, by absorbing the kickout pulses before the next sampling repetition. 16 figs.

  17. High speed sampler and demultiplexer

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed sampling demultiplexer based on a plurality of sampler banks, each bank comprising a sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates at respective positions along the sample transmission line for sampling the input signal in response to the strobe signal. Strobe control circuitry is coupled to the plurality of banks, and supplies a sequence of bank strobe signals to the strobe transmission lines in each of the plurality of banks, and includes circuits for controlling the timing of the bank strobe signals among the banks of samplers. Input circuitry is included for supplying the input signal to be sampled to the plurality of sample transmission lines in the respective banks. The strobe control circuitry can repetitively strobe the plurality of banks of samplers such that the banks of samplers are cycled to create a long sample length. Second tier demultiplexing circuitry is coupled to each of the samplers in the plurality of banks. The second tier demultiplexing circuitry senses the sample taken by the corresponding sampler each time the bank in which the sampler is found is strobed. A plurality of such samples can be stored by the second tier demultiplexing circuitry for later processing. Repetitive sampling with the high speed transient sampler induces an effect known as "strobe kickout". The sample transmission lines include structures which reduce strobe kickout to acceptable levels, generally 60 dB below the signal, by absorbing the kickout pulses before the next sampling repetition.

  18. animal pet cameras: Topics by E-print Network

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    animal pet cameras First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Wesleyan University Policy on Pets,...

  19. Camera Parameters Estimation from Hand-labelled Sun Sositions

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    Treuille, Adrien

    Camera Parameters Estimation from Hand-labelled Sun Sositions in Image Sequences Jean the sun is visible in an image sequence. The technique requires a user to label the position of the sun Results on Real Data 7 6 Summary 8 #12;#12;1 1 Introduction In this document, we show that if the sun

  20. Guidelines for Final Camera-Ready Manuscripts and XXX ZZZ

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    Tachizawa, Kazuya

    Guidelines for Final Camera-Ready Manuscripts XXX YYY* and XXX ZZZ * Department of Information to the directions reported in this document. I. INTRODUCTION This document shows guidelines for preparing a final.45 in). The space between the two columns is 4mm (0.17 in). Paragraph indentation is 3.5 mm (0.14 in). D

  1. Condenser for illuminating a ringfield camera with synchrotron emission light

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    Sweatt, W.C.

    1996-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates generally to the field of condensers for collecting light from a synchrotron radiation source and directing the light into a ringfield of a lithography camera. The present invention discloses a condenser comprising collecting, processing, and imaging optics. The collecting optics are comprised of concave and convex spherical mirrors that collect the light beams. The processing optics, which receive the light beams, are comprised of flat mirrors that converge and direct the light beams into a real entrance pupil of the camera in a symmetrical pattern. In the real entrance pupil are located flat mirrors, common to the beams emitted from the preceding mirrors, for generating substantially parallel light beams and for directing the beams toward the ringfield of a camera. Finally, the imaging optics are comprised of a spherical mirror, also common to the beams emitted from the preceding mirrors, images the real entrance pupil through the resistive mask and into the virtual entrance pupil of the camera. Thus, the condenser is comprised of a plurality of beams with four mirrors corresponding to a single beam plus two common mirrors. 9 figs.

  2. Condenser for illuminating a ringfield camera with synchrotron emission light

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sweatt, William C. (13027 Arroyo de Vista, Albuquerque, NM 87111)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates generally to the field of condensers for collecting light from a synchrotron radiation source and directing the light into a ringfield of a lithography camera. The present invention discloses a condenser comprising collecting, processing, and imaging optics. The collecting optics are comprised of concave and convex spherical mirrors that collect the light beams. The processing optics, which receive the light beams, are comprised of flat mirrors that converge and direct the light beams into a real entrance pupil of the camera in a symmetrical pattern. In the real entrance pupil are located flat mirrors, common to the beams emitted from the preceding mirrors, for generating substantially parallel light beams and for directing the beams toward the ringfield of a camera. Finally, the imaging optics are comprised of a spherical mirror, also common to the beams emitted from the preceding mirrors, images the real entrance pupil through the resistive mask and into the virtual entrance pupil of the camera. Thus, the condenser is comprised of a plurality of beams with four mirrors corresponding to a single beam plus two common mirrors.

  3. SETTIMANA DELL ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE IN LIGURIA Camera di Commercio

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    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    SETTIMANA DELL ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE IN LIGURIA Camera di Commercio Genova Osservatorio Segreteria organizzativa Istituto di Economia Internazionale Via Garibaldi, 4 16124 Genova Tel. 010 2704.208 - Fax 010 2704.298 Mail: economia.internazionale@ge.camcom.it Ufficio stampa: bccongressi

  4. A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

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    De Flaviis, Franco

    A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES By Maria Q. Feng1 , Yoo Jin Kim2 , Franco De Flaviis3 , and Luis Jofre 4 ABSTRACT: Nondestructive assessment of concrete structures heavily and cracks inside concrete caused by aging, deterioration, and seismic loading. The authors have developed

  5. INTEGRATING DATA FROM 3D CAD AND 3D CAMERAS

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    Bosché, Frédéric

    camera, 3D CAD, data fusion, construction automation 1 PhD Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering in Civil and Building Engineering Page 37 #12;INTRODUCTION Over the last fifty years, the construction2 , Carl T. Haas3 and Carlos H. Caldas4 ABSTRACT In a reversal of historic trends, the capital

  6. SPECIAL ISSUE PAPER Efficient camera path planning algorithm for human

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    , and a near-optimal path can be obtained. In addition, some COMPUTER ANIMATION AND VIRTUAL WORLDS Comp. AnimSPECIAL ISSUE PAPER Efficient camera path planning algorithm for human motion overview I-Cheng Yeh1 research topic, benefiting many animation applications. Existing optimal-based approaches are generally

  7. ProxiScan?: A Novel Camera for Imaging Prostate Cancer

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    Ralph James

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    ProxiScan is a compact gamma camera suited for high-resolution imaging of prostate cancer. Developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., ProxiScan won a 2009 R&D 100 Award, sponsored by R&D Magazine to recognize t

  8. Real-Time Cinematic Camera Control for Interactive Dan Amerson

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    Young, R. Michael

    the potential for new types of interactive storytelling. In this paper, we discuss automated cinematography, automated camera controllers cannot fully utilize all of the idioms in the domain of cinematography. It is important to note that substantial investigations into interactive cinematography have already been made [1

  9. Active control system for high speed windmills

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    Avery, D.E.

    1988-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A pump stroke is matched to the operating speed of a high speed windmill. The windmill drives a hydraulic pump for a control. Changes in speed of a wind driven shaft open supply and exhaust valves to opposite ends of a hydraulic actuator to lengthen and shorten an oscillating arm thereby lengthening and shortening the stroke of an output pump. Diminishing wind to a stall speed causes the valves to operate the hydraulic cylinder to shorten the oscillating arm to zero. A pressure accumulator in the hydraulic system provides the force necessary to supply the hydraulic fluid under pressure to drive the actuator into and out of the zero position in response to the windmill shaft speed approaching and exceeding windmill stall speed. 4 figs.

  10. Active control system for high speed windmills

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Avery, Don E. (45-437 Akimala St., Honolulu, HI 96744)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A pump stroke is matched to the operating speed of a high speed windmill. The windmill drives a hydraulic pump for a control. Changes in speed of a wind driven shaft open supply and exhaust valves to opposite ends of a hydraulic actuator to lengthen and shorten an oscillating arm thereby lengthening and shortening the stroke of an output pump. Diminishing wind to a stall speed causes the valves to operate the hydraulic cylinder to shorten the oscillating arm to zero. A pressure accumulator in the hydraulic system provides the force necessary to supply the hydraulic fluid under pressure to drive the actuator into and out of the zero position in response to the windmill shaft speed approaching and exceeding windmill stall speed.

  11. Light Speed Invariance is a Remarkable Illusion

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    Stephan J. G. Gift

    2007-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Though many experiments appear to have confirmed the light speed invariance postulate of special relativity theory, this postulate is actually unverified. This paper resolves this issue by first showing the manner in which an illusion of light speed invariance occurs in two-way light speed measurement in the framework of a semi-classical absolute space theory. It then demonstrates a measurable variation of the one-way speed of light, which directly invalidates the invariance postulate and confirms the existence of the preferred reference frame of the absolute space theory.

  12. Toying with obsolescence : Pixelvision filmmakers and the Fisher Price PXL 2000 camera

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    McCarty, Andrea Nina

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is a study of the Fisher Price PXL 2000 camera and the artists and amateurs who make films and videos with this technology. The Pixelvision camera records video onto an audiocassette; its image is low-resolution, ...

  13. Storage and analysis techniques for fast 2-D camera data on W. M. Davisa

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Storage and analysis techniques for fast 2-D camera data on NSTX W. M. Davisa *, D.M. Mastrovitoa, and this year, one new camera alone can acquire 2GB per pulse. The paper will describe the storage strategies

  14. High-Powered Dark Energy Camera Can See Billions of Light Years...

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    High-Powered Dark Energy Camera Can See Billions of Light Years Away High-Powered Dark Energy Camera Can See Billions of Light Years Away August 21, 2014 - 10:19am Addthis Stars...

  15. Using automatically-triggered cameras to monitor and estimate bobcat abundance

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    Heilbrun, Richard David

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    triggered cameras as part of a mark-recapture study design. I tested the assumptions that bobcats were individually identifiable by their natural markings and that information obtained from camera surveys can contribute to abundance estimates from mark...

  16. Eyes in the Sky: Decentralized Control for the Deployment of Robotic Camera Networks

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    Schwager, Mac

    This paper presents a decentralized control strategy for positioning and orienting multiple robotic cameras to collectively monitor an environment. The cameras may have various degrees of mobility from six degrees of ...

  17. Using doppler radar images to estimate aircraft navigational heading error

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    Doerry, Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Jay D. (Albuquerque, NM); Kim, Theodore J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A yaw angle error of a motion measurement system carried on an aircraft for navigation is estimated from Doppler radar images captured using the aircraft. At least two radar pulses aimed at respectively different physical locations in a targeted area are transmitted from a radar antenna carried on the aircraft. At least two Doppler radar images that respectively correspond to the at least two transmitted radar pulses are produced. These images are used to produce an estimate of the yaw angle error.

  18. Robust low-frequency spread-spectrum navigation system

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    Smith, Stephen F; Moore, James A

    2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A process includes providing a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; locking the plurality of transmitters to a common timing reference; transmitting a signal from each of the plurality of transmitters. An apparatus includes a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; wherein each of the plurality of transmitters comprises a packet generator; and wherein the plurality of transmitters are locked to a common timing reference.

  19. Robust low-frequency spread-spectrum navigation system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smith, Stephen F. (Loudon, TN); Moore, James A. (Powell, TN)

    2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A process includes providing a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; locking the plurality of transmitters to a common timing reference; transmitting a signal from each of the plurality of transmitters. An apparatus includes a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; wherein each of the plurality of transmitters comprises a packet generator; and wherein the plurality of transmitters are locked to a common timing reference.

  20. Robust low-frequency spread-spectrum navigation system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smith, Stephen F. (Loudon, TN) [Loudon, TN; Moore, James A. (Powell, TN) [Powell, TN

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A process includes providing a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; locking the plurality of transmitters to a common timing reference; transmitting a signal from each of the plurality of transmitters. An apparatus includes a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; wherein each of the plurality of transmitters comprises a packet generator; and wherein the plurality of transmitters are locked to a common timing reference.

  1. Robust low-frequency spread-spectrum navigation system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smith, Stephen F. (Loudon, TN); Moore, James A. (Powell, TN)

    2011-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A process includes providing a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; locking the plurality of transmitters to a common timing reference; transmitting a signal from each of the plurality of transmitters. An apparatus includes a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; wherein each of the plurality of transmitters comprises a packet generator; and wherein the plurality of transmitters are locked to a common timing reference.

  2. Fuels Performance: Navigating the Intersection of Fuels and Combustion (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the only national laboratory dedicated 100% to renewable energy and energy efficiency, recognize that engine and infrastructure compatibility can make or break the impact of even the most promising fuel. NREL and its industry partners navigate the intersection of fuel chemistry, ignition kinetics, combustion, and emissions, with innovative approaches to engines and fuels that meet drivers' expectations, while minimizing petroleum use and GHGs.

  3. Identification and Removal of High Frequency Temporal Noise in a Nd:YAG Macro-Pulse Laser Assisted with a Diagnostic Streak Camera

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    Kent Marlett, Bechtel Nevada; Ke-Xun Sun Bechtel Nevada

    2004-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the use of a reference streak camera (SC) to diagnose laser performance and guide modifications to remove high frequency noise from Bechtel Nevada's long-pulse laser. The upgraded laser exhibits less than 0.1% high frequency noise in cumulative spectra, exceeding National Ignition Facility (NIF) calibration specifications. Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments require full characterization of streak cameras over a wide range of sweep speeds (10 ns to 480 ns). This paradigm of metrology poses stringent spectral requirements on the laser source for streak camera calibration. Recently, Bechtel Nevada worked with a laser vendor to develop a high performance, multi-wavelength Nd:YAG laser to meet NIF calibration requirements. For a typical NIF streak camera with a 4096 x 4096 pixel CCD, the flat field calibration at 30 ns requires a smooth laser spectrum over 33 MHz to 68 GHz. Streak cameras are the appropriate instrumentation for measuring laser amplitude noise at these very high frequencies since the upper end spectral content is beyond the frequency response of typical optoelectronic detectors for a single shot pulse. The SC was used to measure a similar laser at its second harmonic wavelength (532 nm), to establish baseline spectra for testing signal analysis algorithms. The SC was then used to measure the new custom calibration laser. In both spatial-temporal measurements and cumulative spectra, 6-8 GHz oscillations were identified. The oscillations were found to be caused by inter-surface reflections between amplifiers. Additional variations in the SC spectral data were found to result from temperature instabilities in the seeding laser. Based on these findings, laser upgrades were made to remove the high frequency noise from the laser output.

  4. Effect on Speed Distribution due to Intrusive and Non-Intrusive Portable Speed Measurement Devices

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    Jasrotia, Romika

    2011-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    , placing traffic signs, and determining the effectiveness of the countermeasures. To evaluate the effectiveness on speed distribution due to the presence of various intrusive and non-intrusive portable speed measurement devices, automated traffic counters...

  5. ZHU, GONG, LOY: LEARNING DISJOINT CAMERA DEPENDENCIES 1 Comparing Visual Feature Coding for

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    Gong, Shaogang

    ZHU, GONG, LOY: LEARNING DISJOINT CAMERA DEPENDENCIES 1 Comparing Visual Feature Coding for Learning Disjoint Camera Dependencies Xiatian Zhu1 xiatian.zhu@eecs.qmul.ac.uk Shaogang Gong1 sgg, GONG, LOY: LEARNING DISJOINT CAMERA DEPENDENCIES disjoint views. These manual approaches to hard

  6. Sensorcam: An Energy-Efficient Smart Wireless Camera for Environmental Monitoring

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    Vetterli, Martin

    and the "intelligence" of the camera it- self, we demonstrate an energy-efficient wireless monitoring system in a realSensorcam: An Energy-Efficient Smart Wireless Camera for Environmental Monitoring Zichong Chen camera running a Linux-base open system. Through better power manage- ment in idle period

  7. Image Forensics of Digital Cameras by Analysing Image Variations using Statistical Process Control

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    Doran, Simon J.

    the novel use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) as a tool for identifying anomalies in digital cameras, by analysing image variations. We apply SPC on six low-end cameras, and one mid-range camera. By plotting the mean distribution of image pixel data through control charts, we have been able to identify a clear

  8. Distributed Image-Based 3-D Localization of Camera Sensor Networks Roberto Tron and Rene Vidal

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    Distributed Image-Based 3-D Localization of Camera Sensor Networks Roberto Tron and Ren´e Vidal Abstract-- We consider the problem of distributed estimation of the poses of N cameras in a camera sensor network using image measurements only. The relative rotation and translation (up to a scale factor

  9. Camera platforms for localization and map building Henrik Stewenius, Magnus Oskarsson and Kalle Astrom

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    Lunds Universitet

    Camera platforms for localization and map building Henrik Stewenius, Magnus Oskarsson and Kalle platform of cameras are considered. In particular we formulate and solve structure and motion problems for a few novel cases of such moving platforms. For the case of two-dimensional retina cameras (ordinary

  10. Relationship between design speed and operating speed at horizontal curves on suburban arterials

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    Shamburger, Carl Brian

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN SPEED AND OPERATING SPEED AT HORIZONTAL CURVES ON SUBURBAN ARTERIALS A Thesis by CARL BRIAN SHAMBURGER Submitted to the OIIice of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1995 Major Subject: Civil Engineering RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN SPEED AND OPERATING SPEED AT HORIZONTAL CURVES ON SUBURBAN ARTERIALS A Thesis by CARL BRIAN SHAMBURGER Submitted to Texas A&M University...

  11. Variable Speed Pumping for Level Control 

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    Vasel, M.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to describe an application of variable speed pumping to level control of an industrial process. Topics include a comparison of the process using control valves with a variable speed system, an energy savings and cost...

  12. Processor Speed Control with Thermal Constraints

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    Almir Mutapcic

    2007-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 29, 2007 ... Processor Speed Control with Thermal Constraints ... and we model the dissipated power of a processor as a positive and strictly increasing ... speeds based on the measured temperatures in the system. ... Category 2: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Optimization of Systems modeled by PDEs ).

  13. Variable Speed Pumping for Level Control

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    Vasel, M.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to describe an application of variable speed pumping to level control of an industrial process. Topics include a comparison of the process using control valves with a variable speed system, an energy savings and cost...

  14. Speed-line for 3D animation 

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    Song, Won Chan

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    My thesis describes a tool which creates speed-lines automatically in 3D computer animations. Speed-lines are usually used in comic books to express fast motions in a still image. They are also used in 2D animations. ...

  15. System Architecture of the Dark Energy Survey Camera Readout Electronics

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    Shaw, Theresa; /FERMILAB; Ballester, Otger; Cardiel-Sas, Laia; Castilla, Javier; /Barcelona, IFAE; Chappa, Steve; /Fermilab; de Vicente, Juan; /Madrid, CIEMAT; Holm, Scott; Huffman, Dave; Kozlovsky, Mark; /Fermilab; Martinez, Gustavo; /Madrid, CIEMAT; Moore, Todd; /Madrid, CIEMAT /Fermilab /Illinois U., Urbana /Fermilab

    2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Dark Energy Survey makes use of a new camera, the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). DECam will be installed in the Blanco 4M telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). DECam is presently under construction and is expected to be ready for observations in the fall of 2011. The focal plane will make use of 62 2Kx4K and 12 2kx2k fully depleted Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) for guiding, alignment and focus. This paper will describe design considerations of the system; including, the entire signal path used to read out the CCDs, the development of a custom crate and backplane, the overall grounding scheme and early results of system tests.

  16. Flexible nuclear medicine camera and method of using

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    Dilmanian, F. Avraham (Yaphank, NY); Packer, Samuel (Great Neck, NY); Slatkin, Daniel N. (Sound Beach, NY)

    1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A nuclear medicine camera 10 and method of use photographically record radioactive decay particles emitted from a source, for example a small, previously undetectable breast cancer, inside a patient. The camera 10 includes a flexible frame 20 containing a window 22, a photographic film 24, and a scintillation screen 26, with or without a gamma-ray collimator 34. The frame 20 flexes for following the contour of the examination site on the patient, with the window 22 being disposed in substantially abutting contact with the skin of the patient for reducing the distance between the film 24 and the radiation source inside the patient. The frame 20 is removably affixed to the patient at the examination site for allowing the patient mobility to wear the frame 20 for a predetermined exposure time period. The exposure time may be several days for obtaining early qualitative detection of small malignant neoplasms.

  17. Flexible nuclear medicine camera and method of using

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dilmanian, F.A.; Packer, S.; Slatkin, D.N.

    1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A nuclear medicine camera and method of use photographically record radioactive decay particles emitted from a source, for example a small, previously undetectable breast cancer, inside a patient. The camera includes a flexible frame containing a window, a photographic film, and a scintillation screen, with or without a gamma-ray collimator. The frame flexes for following the contour of the examination site on the patient, with the window being disposed in substantially abutting contact with the skin of the patient for reducing the distance between the film and the radiation source inside the patient. The frame is removably affixed to the patient at the examination site for allowing the patient mobility to wear the frame for a predetermined exposure time period. The exposure time may be several days for obtaining early qualitative detection of small malignant neoplasms. 11 figs.

  18. Status of the Dark Energy Survey Camera (DECam) Project

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    Flaugher, Brenna L.; Abbott, Timothy M.C.; Angstadt, Robert; Annis, Jim; Antonik, Michelle, L.; Bailey, Jim; Ballester, Otger.; Bernstein, Joseph P.; Bernstein, Rebbeca; Bonati, Marco; Bremer, Gale; /Fermilab /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs. /ANL /Texas A-M /Michigan U. /Illinois U., Urbana /Ohio State U. /University Coll. London /LBNL /SLAC /IFAE

    2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration has completed construction of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 3 square degree, 570 Megapixel CCD camera which will be mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at CTIO. DECam will be used to perform the 5000 sq. deg. Dark Energy Survey with 30% of the telescope time over a 5 year period. During the remainder of the time, and after the survey, DECam will be available as a community instrument. All components of DECam have been shipped to Chile and post-shipping checkout finished in Jan. 2012. Installation is in progress. A summary of lessons learned and an update of the performance of DECam and the status of the DECam installation and commissioning will be presented.

  19. Camera assembly design proposal for SRF cavity image collection

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    Tuozzolo, S.

    2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This project seeks to collect images from the inside of a superconducting radio frequency (SRF) large grain niobium cavity during vertical testing. These images will provide information on multipacting and other phenomena occurring in the SRF cavity during these tests. Multipacting, a process that involves an electron buildup in the cavity and concurrent loss of RF power, is thought to be occurring near the cathode in the SRF structure. Images of electron emission in the structure will help diagnose the source of multipacting in the cavity. Multipacting sources may be eliminated with an alteration of geometric or resonant conditions in the SRF structure. Other phenomena, including unexplained light emissions previously discovered at SLAC, may be present in the cavity. In order to effectively capture images of these events during testing, a camera assembly needs to be installed to the bottom of the RF structure. The SRF assembly operates under extreme environmental conditions: it is kept in a dewar in a bath of 2K liquid helium during these tests, is pumped down to ultra-high vacuum, and is subjected to RF voltages. Because of this, the camera needs to exist as a separate assembly attached to the bottom of the cavity. The design of the camera is constrained by a number of factors that are discussed.

  20. Triply redundant integrated navigation and asset visibility system

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    Smith, Stephen F. (Loudon, TN); Moore, James A. (Powell, TN)

    2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A method includes providing a global positioning system fix having a plurality of tracking parameters; providing a theater positioning system fix; monitoring the plurality of tracking parameters for predetermined conditions; and, when the predetermined conditions are met, sending a notifying signal and switching to the theater positioning system fix as a primary fix. An apparatus includes a system controller; a global positioning system receiver coupled to the system controller; a radio frequency locating receiver coupled to the system controller; and an operator interface coupled to the system controller.

  1. Triply redundant integrated navigation and asset visibility system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Smith, Stephen F.; Moore, James A.

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A method includes providing a global positioning system fix having a plurality of tracking parameters; providing a theater positioning system fix; monitoring the plurality of tracking parameters for predetermined conditions; and, when the predetermined conditions are met, sending a notifying signal and switching to the theater positioning system fix as a primary fix. An apparatus includes a system controller; a global positioning system receiver coupled to the system controller; a radio frequency locating receiver coupled to the system controller; and an operator interface coupled to the system controller.

  2. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST CAMERA USE The purpose of this policy is to regulate the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to monitor and record

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST CAMERA USE POLICY I. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to regulate the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to monitor and record public areas of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the campus community by integrating

  3. Examining the temporal evolution of hypervelocity impact phenomena via high-speed imaging and ultraviolet-visible emission spectroscopy

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    Tandy, J. D., E-mail: jt245@le.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Mihaly, J. M.; Adams, M. A.; Rosakis, A. J. [Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The temporal evolution of a previously observed hypervelocity impact-induced vapor cloud [Mihaly et al., Int. J. Impact Eng. 62, 13 (2013)] was measured by simultaneously recording several full-field, near-IR images of the resulting emission using an OMA-V high-speed camera. A two-stage light-gas gun was used to accelerate 5?mg Nylon 6/6 right-cylinders to speeds between 5?km/s and 7?km/s to impact 1.5?mm thick 6061-T6 aluminum target plates. Complementary laser-side-lighting [Mihaly et al., Int. J. Impact Eng. 62, 13 (2013); Proc. Eng. 58, 363 (2013)] and front-of-target (without laser illumination) images were also captured using a Cordin ultra-high-speed camera. The rapid expansion of the vapor cloud was observed to contain a bright, emitting exterior, and a darker, optically thick interior. The shape of this phenomenon was also observed to vary considerably between experiments due to extremely high-rate (>250?000?rpm) of tumbling of the cylindrical projectiles. Additionally, UV-vis emission spectra were simultaneously recorded to investigate the temporal evolution of the atomic and molecular composition of the up-range, impact-induced vapor plume. A PI-MAX3 high-speed camera coupled to an Acton spectrograph was utilized to capture the UV-vis spectra, which shows an overall peak in emission intensity between approximately 6–10??s after impact trigger, corresponding to an increased quantity of emitting vapor/plasma passing through the spectrometer slit during this time period. The relative intensity of the numerous spectral bands was also observed to vary according to the exposure delay of the camera, indicating that the different atomic/molecular species exhibit a varied temporal evolution during the vapor cloud expansion. Higher resolution spectra yielded additional emission lines/bands that provide further evidence of interaction between fragmented projectile material and the 1?mmHg atmosphere inside the target chamber. A comparison of the data to down-range emission spectra also revealed differences in the relative intensities of the atomic/molecular composition of the observed vapor clouds.

  4. Towards Decentralization of Multi-robot Navigation Herbert G. Tanner and Amit Kumar

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    Tanner, Herbert G.

    Mechanical Engineering Dept. University of New Mexico Abstract--We present a navigation function through methodology. Algebraic graph theoretic properties associated with the interconnection graph are shown

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - auxiliary navigation mechanism Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    -December 2004 Summary: - Waterways Objectives Brief overview of River Engineering and Stream Restoration with focus on : 1. Navigable... ;13 Geobags Geo Containers 12;14...

  6. Quantifying hurricane wind speed with undersea sound

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    Wilson, Joshua David

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hurricanes, powerful storms with wind speeds that can exceed 80 m/s, are one of the most destructive natural disasters known to man. While current satellite technology has made it possible to effectively detect and track ...

  7. Wind Speed Forecasting for Power System Operation 

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    Zhu, Xinxin

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to support large-scale integration of wind power into current electric energy system, accurate wind speed forecasting is essential, because the high variation and limited predictability of wind pose profound challenges to the power system...

  8. Wind Speed Forecasting for Power System Operation

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    Zhu, Xinxin

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to support large-scale integration of wind power into current electric energy system, accurate wind speed forecasting is essential, because the high variation and limited predictability of wind pose profound challenges to the power system...

  9. The invariance of the speed of light

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    Jerrold Franklin

    2010-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the conclusion of a recent experiment [arXiv:0912.3934] that claims to have discovered that "the speed of light seems to depend on the motion of the observer" is wrong.

  10. A Multivariate Analysis of Freeway Speed and Headway Data

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    Zou, Yajie

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    key process is the generation of entry vehicle speeds and vehicle arrival times. It is helpful to find desirable mathematical distributions to model individual speed and headway values, because the individual vehicle speed and arrival time...

  11. Algorithms, Protocols & Systems for Remote Observation Using Networked Robotic Cameras

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    Qin, Ni

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    assist in waste cleanup using Point- and-Direct (PAD) commands. Users point to cleanup locations in a shared image and a robot excavates each location in turn. Recent developments in MOSR systems can be found in [26,27]. In [27] Goldberg et al. propose...ALGORITHMS, PROTOCOLS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE OBSERVATION USING NETWORKED ROBOTIC CAMERAS A Dissertation by NI QIN Submitted to the O?ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulflllment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR...

  12. Waveguide-integrated photonic crystal spectrometer with camera readout

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    Meng, Fan; Shiue, Ren-Jye; Li, Luozhou; Nie, Jing; Harris, Nicholas C.; Chen, Edward H.; Schröder, Tim; Englund, Dirk, E-mail: englund@mit.edu [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Wan, Noel [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Pervez, Nadia [Chromation Partners LLC, 18 Bridge Street Suite 2J, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); Kymissis, Ioannis [Chromation Partners LLC, 18 Bridge Street Suite 2J, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

    2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate an infrared spectrometer based on waveguide-coupled nanocavity filters in a planar photonic crystal structure. The input light is coupled into the waveguide, from which spectral components are dropped into the cavities and radiated off-chip for detection on a commercial InGaAs camera. The spectrometer has a footprint of only 60??m by 8??m. The spectral resolution is about 1?nm in the operation bandwidth of 1522–1545?nm. By substituting the membrane material and structure parameters, this design can be easily extended into the visible regime and developed for a variety of highly efficient, miniature photonic applications.

  13. The autofocusing system of the IMAT neutron camera

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    Finocchiaro, V. [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, Chimica e Ingegneria Industriale dell’Università di Messina, Contrada di Dio, I-98166 Messina (Italy) [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, Chimica e Ingegneria Industriale dell’Università di Messina, Contrada di Dio, I-98166 Messina (Italy); CNR-IPCF, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 37, I-98158 Messina (Italy); Aliotta, F.; Tresoldi, D.; Ponterio, R. C.; Vasi, C. S.; Salvato, G. [CNR-IPCF, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 37, I-98158 Messina (Italy)] [CNR-IPCF, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 37, I-98158 Messina (Italy)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present the autofocusing system of the imaging instrument to be used on IMAT, a new neutron-imaging facility under construction at the ISIS (UK) target station 2. We have compared 16 different autofocus algorithms to select the one with the best performance. The algorithms have been evaluated by using both a qualitative analysis and a quantitative one. An overall score has been computed and the “contrast based” algorithm has been selected for the autofocusing system. The adopted setup together with the described autofocusing system makes the camera a user-friendly imaging device allowing the optimization of beam time use.

  14. Obstacle detection for autonomous navigation : an LDRD final report.

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    Padilla, Denise D.

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the analytical and experimental efforts for the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project entitled 'Obstacle Detection for Autonomous Navigation'. The principal goal of this project was to develop a mathematical framework for obstacle detection. The framework provides a basis for solutions to many complex obstacle detection problems critical to successful autonomous navigation. Another goal of this project was to characterize sensing requirements in terms of physical characteristics of obstacles, vehicles, and terrain. For example, a specific vehicle traveling at a specific velocity over a specific terrain requires a sensor with a certain range of detection, resolution, field-of-view, and sufficient sensitivity to specific obstacle characteristics. In some cases, combinations of sensors were required to distinguish between different hazardous obstacles and benign terrain. In our framework, the problem was posed as a multidimensional, multiple-hypothesis, pattern recognition problem. Features were extracted from selected sensors that allow hazardous obstacles to be distinguished from benign terrain and other types of obstacles. Another unique thrust of this project was to characterize different terrain classes with respect to both positive (e.g., rocks, trees, fences) and negative (e.g., holes, ditches, drop-offs) obstacles. The density of various hazards per square kilometer was statistically quantified for different terrain categories (e.g., high desert, ponderosa forest, and prairie). This quantification reflects the scale, or size, and mobility of different types of vehicles. The tradeoffs between obstacle detection, position location, path planning, and vehicle mobility capabilities were also to be characterized.

  15. Crosswell Imaging Technology & Advanced DSR Navigation for Horizontal Directional Drilling

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    Larry Stolarczyk

    2008-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of Phase II is to develop and demonstrate real-time measurement-while-drilling (MWD) for guidance and navigation of drill strings during horizontal drilling operations applicable to both short and long holes. The end product of Phase II is a functional drill-string assembly outfitted with a commercial version of Drill String Radar (DSR). Project Objectives Develop and demonstrate a dual-phase methodology of in-seam drilling, imaging, and structure confirmation. This methodology, illustrated in Figure 1, includes: (1) Using RIM to image between drill holes for seam thickness estimates and in-seam structures detection. Completed, February 2005; and (2) Using DSR for real-time MWD guidance and navigation of drillstrings during horizontal drilling operations. Completed, November 2008. As of November 2008, the Phase II portion of Contract DE-FC26-04NT42085 is about 99% complete, including milestones and tasks original outlined as Phase II work. The one percent deficiency results from MSHA-related approvals which have yet to be granted (at the time of reporting). These approvals are pending and are do not negatively impact the scope of work or project objectives.

  16. Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump with Variable-Speed Technology...

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

    Cold Climate Heat Pump with Variable-Speed Technology Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump with Variable-Speed Technology Purdue prototype system Purdue prototype system Unico...

  17. Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal...

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

    to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market Energy Department Announces 10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market February 24, 2014 - 11:46am...

  18. Variable Speed Pumping: A Guide to Successful Applications -...

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

    Variable Speed Pumping: A Guide to Successful Applications - Executive Summary Variable Speed Pumping: A Guide to Successful Applications - Executive Summary This document...

  19. Design of CCD camera system for use inside electron beam furnace

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    Sze, J.S.

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of a wide dynamic range camera system for use inside Electron Beam furnaces is presented. The camera system is designed for used in high vacuum and in a high radiant heat flux environment looking directly into a high metallic vapor flux. In addition, the camera is designed to have a dynamic range that can provide a good image in both low light level conditions as well as in high brightness situations as when the electron beam impinging on the melt surface. An analysis is given for estimating the dynamic range of the camera imaging system and the camera cooling requirements. Techniques for capturing and recording video images are also presented. The application of various optical filters and liquid crystal variable attenuators for the camera imaging system is discussed.

  20. Parallel phase-sensitive three-dimensional imaging camera

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    Smithpeter, Colin L. (Albuquerque, NM); Hoover, Eddie R. (Sandia Park, NM); Pain, Bedabrata (Los Angeles, CA); Hancock, Bruce R. (Altadena, CA); Nellums, Robert O. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus is disclosed for generating a three-dimensional (3-D) image of a scene illuminated by a pulsed light source (e.g. a laser or light-emitting diode). The apparatus, referred to as a phase-sensitive 3-D imaging camera utilizes a two-dimensional (2-D) array of photodetectors to receive light that is reflected or scattered from the scene and processes an electrical output signal from each photodetector in the 2-D array in parallel using multiple modulators, each having inputs of the photodetector output signal and a reference signal, with the reference signal provided to each modulator having a different phase delay. The output from each modulator is provided to a computational unit which can be used to generate intensity and range information for use in generating a 3-D image of the scene. The 3-D camera is capable of generating a 3-D image using a single pulse of light, or alternately can be used to generate subsequent 3-D images with each additional pulse of light.

  1. Camera Inspection Arm for Boiling Water Reactors - 13330

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    Martin, Scott; Rood, Marc [S.A. Technology, 3985 S. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (United States)] [S.A. Technology, 3985 S. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) outage maintenance tasks can be time-consuming and hazardous. Reactor facilities are continuously looking for quicker, safer, and more effective methods of performing routine inspection during these outages. In 2011, S.A. Technology (SAT) was approached by Energy Northwest to provide a remote system capable of increasing efficiencies related to Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) internal inspection activities. The specific intent of the system discussed was to inspect recirculation jet pumps in a manner that did not require manual tooling, and could be performed independently of other ongoing inspection activities. In 2012, SAT developed a compact, remote, camera inspection arm to create a safer, more efficient outage environment. This arm incorporates a compact and lightweight design along with the innovative use of bi-stable composite tubes to provide a six-degree of freedom inspection tool capable of reducing dose uptake, reducing crew size, and reducing the overall critical path for jet pump inspections. The prototype camera inspection arm unit is scheduled for final testing in early 2013 in preparation for the Columbia Generating Station refueling outage in the spring of 2013. (authors)

  2. A Tactile Compass for Eyes-free Pedestrian Navigation Martin Pielot

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    Boll, Susanne

    A Tactile Compass for Eyes-free Pedestrian Navigation Martin Pielot 1 , Benjamin Poppinga 1 , Wilko. Drawing on the results of these tests we present the concept of a tactile compass, which encodes with visual navigation systems. The tactile compass was used to continuously display the location

  3. Computer Modelling of Pigeon Navigation according to the "Map and Compass"-Model

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    Nehmzow, Ulrich

    Computer Modelling of Pigeon Navigation according to the "Map and Compass"-Model Ulrich Nehmzow@zoology.uni-frankfurt.de Abstract This paper presents a computer model of pigeon navigation (homing), based on Kramer's map-and-compass intersecting gradients which are used by the birds to determine the correct compass heading for home

  4. Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS

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    Manchak, John

    Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS Winter 2014 SUBJECTS: Undergraduate students enrolled in GENSTD 350-D "Navigating Career Options" course QUARTER: Winter 2014, pre-test given in week 1, post-test given during finals week SAMPLE SIZE: Fifty-eight students who took both the pre-test

  5. Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS

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    Manchak, John

    Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS Spring 2013 SUBJECTS: Undergraduate students enrolled in GENSTD 350-D "Navigating Career Options" course QUARTER: Spring 2013, pre-test given in week 1, post-test given during finals week SAMPLE SIZE: Sixty-nine students who took both the pre-test

  6. Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS

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    Manchak, John

    Navigating Career Options PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST ANALYSIS Spring 2014 SUBJECTS: Undergraduate students enrolled in GENSTD 350-D "Navigating Career Options" course QUARTER: Spring 2014, pre-test given in week 1, post-test given during finals week SAMPLE SIZE: Sixty-four students who took both the pre-test

  7. A Kalman-Particle Kernel Filter and its Application to Terrain Navigation

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    Del Moral , Pierre

    A Kalman-Particle Kernel Filter and its Application to Terrain Navigation Dinh-Tuan Pham.musso@onera.fr Abstract ­ A new nonlinear filter, the Kalman- Particle Kernel Filter (KPKF) is proposed. Compared. Keywords: Kalman filter, kernel density estimator, regularized particle filter, Inertial navigation System

  8. Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the Navigation and Ecosystem

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability by Battelle Memorial Institute Prepared for Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Independent External Peer Review Report Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program, Project P2, Lock

  9. Designing a Mobile Collaborative System for Navigating and Reviewing Oil Industry CAD Models

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    Barbosa, Alberto

    Designing a Mobile Collaborative System for Navigating and Reviewing Oil Industry CAD Models navigating and reviewing 3D engineering models, applied to the oil industry. Together with professional oil industry engineers from a large oil company, a team of HCI researchers per- formed task analysis

  10. Threat Assessment for Safe Navigation in Environments with Uncertainty in Predictability

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    How, Jonathan P.

    Threat Assessment for Safe Navigation in Environments with Uncertainty in Predictability by Georges;Threat Assessment for Safe Navigation in Environments with Uncertainty in Predictability by Georges Salim fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Abstract This thesis develops threat

  11. A Real-Time Navigation Architecture for Automated Vehicles in Urban Environments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Real-Time Navigation Architecture for Automated Vehicles in Urban Environments Gang Chen presents a novel navigation architec- ture for automated car-like vehicles in urban environments. Motion with fully automated driving capabilities. A fleet of such vehicles would form a managed transportation

  12. Mining Web Site Link Structures for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search

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    Zhu, Jianhan

    Mining Web Site Link Structures for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search Jianhan Zhu BSc Faculty of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy October, 2003 #12;University of Ulster Abstract Mining Web Site Link Structures for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search by Jianhan Zhu Supervisors: Dr. Jun

  13. Visualizing and Discovering Web Navigational Patterns Jiyang Chen, Lisheng Sun, Osmar R. Zaiane, Randy Goebel

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    Visualizing and Discovering Web Navigational Patterns Jiyang Chen, Lisheng Sun, Osmar R. Za, lisheng, zaiane, goebel}@cs.ualberta.ca ABSTRACT Web site structures are complex to analyze. Cross-referencing the web structure with navigational behaviour adds to the complexity of the analysis. However

  14. PagePrompter: An Intelligent Agent for Web Navigation Created Using Data Mining Techniques

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    Regina, University of

    1 PagePrompter: An Intelligent Agent for Web Navigation Created Using Data Mining Techniques Y.Y. Yao, H.J. Hamilton, and Xuewei Wang Abstract: Creating an intelligent agent for web navigation, which is an agent that dynam- ically gives recommendations to a web site's users by learning from web usage mining

  15. Navigation Planning in Probabilistic Roadmaps with Uncertainty Michael Kneebone and Richard Dearden

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    Yao, Xin

    Navigation Planning in Probabilistic Roadmaps with Uncertainty Michael Kneebone and Richard Dearden,rwd@cs.bham.ac.uk Abstract Probabilistic Roadmaps (PRM) are a commonly used class of algorithms for robot navigation tasks Probabilistic Roadmap (PRM) planning to handle uncertainty and observations. Probabilistic Roadmaps (Kavraki

  16. The Benefit of Alternative Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) to Aviation and Other User Communities for

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    Stanford University

    outage. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has initiated an Alternative Position, Navigation Communities for Precise Time and Frequency Services Mitch Narins, US Federal Aviation Administration ShermanThe Benefit of Alternative Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) to Aviation and Other User

  17. Using Loran for Broadcast of Integrity Information for Modernized Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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    Stanford University

    States (US) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been examining the potential of using an enhanced involved in aviation navigation programs such as WAAS, LAAS and Loran with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is the Director of the Stanford Center for Position Navigation and Time. Benjamin

  18. The Navigation and Control technology inside the AR.Drone micro UAV

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    is that it is a stabilized aerial platform, remotely controlled through a user-friendly graphical interface runningThe Navigation and Control technology inside the AR.Drone micro UAV Pierre-Jean Bristeau François, FRANCE Abstract: This paper exposes the Navigation and Control technology embedded in a recently com

  19. Recent research on navigation has been particularly notable for the increased understanding of the factors affecting

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    Burgess, Neil

    of the factors affecting human navigation and the neural networks supporting it. The use of virtual reality humans and other animals in the neural basis of navigation. Addresses *Wellcome Department of Cognitive brain imaging, combined with the use of virtual environments, has revealed strong parallels between

  20. MRI-based Microrobotic system for the Propulsion and Navigation of Ferromagnetic Microcapsules

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    Boyer, Edmond

    MRI-based Microrobotic system for the Propulsion and Navigation of Ferromagnetic Microcapsules 3-D navigation of a microdevice in blood ves- sels, namely: (i) vessel path planner, (ii) magnetic, magnetic resonance imaging, minimally invasive interventions, real-time control Email address: antoine

  1. Improved Algorithms Speed It Up for Codes

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    Hazi, A

    2005-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Huge computers, huge codes, complex problems to solve. The longer it takes to run a code, the more it costs. One way to speed things up and save time and money is through hardware improvements--faster processors, different system designs, bigger computers. But another side of supercomputing can reap savings in time and speed: software improvements to make codes--particularly the mathematical algorithms that form them--run faster and more efficiently. Speed up math? Is that really possible? According to Livermore physicist Eugene Brooks, the answer is a resounding yes. ''Sure, you get great speed-ups by improving hardware,'' says Brooks, the deputy leader for Computational Physics in N Division, which is part of Livermore's Physics and Advanced Technologies (PAT) Directorate. ''But the real bonus comes on the software side, where improvements in software can lead to orders of magnitude improvement in run times.'' Brooks knows whereof he speaks. Working with Laboratory physicist Abraham Szoeke and others, he has been instrumental in devising ways to shrink the running time of what has, historically, been a tough computational nut to crack: radiation transport codes based on the statistical or Monte Carlo method of calculation. And Brooks is not the only one. Others around the Laboratory, including physicists Andrew Williamson, Randolph Hood, and Jeff Grossman, have come up with innovative ways to speed up Monte Carlo calculations using pure mathematics.

  2. Investigating high speed phenomena in laser plasma interactions using dilation x-ray imager (invited)

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    Nagel, S. R., E-mail: nagel7@llnl.gov; Bell, P. M.; Bradley, D. K.; Ayers, M. J.; Piston, K.; Felker, B. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Hilsabeck, T. J.; Kilkenny, J. D.; Chung, T.; Sammuli, B. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); Hares, J. D.; Dymoke-Bradshaw, A. K. L. [Kentech Instruments Ltd., Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 (United Kingdom)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The DIlation X-ray Imager (DIXI) is a new, high-speed x-ray framing camera at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) sensitive to x-rays in the range of ?2–17 keV. DIXI uses the pulse-dilation technique to achieve a temporal resolution of less than 10 ps, a ?10× improvement over conventional framing cameras currently employed on the NIF (?100 ps resolution), and otherwise only attainable with 1D streaked imaging. The pulse-dilation technique utilizes a voltage ramp to impart a velocity gradient on the signal-bearing electrons. The temporal response, spatial resolution, and x-ray sensitivity of DIXI are characterized with a short x-ray impulse generated using the COMET laser facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. At the NIF a pinhole array at 10 cm from target chamber center (tcc) projects images onto the photocathode situated outside the NIF chamber wall with a magnification of ?64×. DIXI will provide important capabilities for warm-dense-matter physics, high-energy-density science, and inertial confinement fusion, adding important capabilities to temporally resolve hot-spot formation, x-ray emission, fuel motion, and mix levels in the hot-spot at neutron yields of up to 10{sup 17}. We present characterization data as well as first results on electron-transport phenomena in buried-layer foil experiments.

  3. Bonus-- Cameras Designed To Strengthen Nuclear Security Can Also Detect Cancer

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    Thanks to researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory, a high-resolution gamma camera exists that can be used to detect prostate cancer.

  4. Comparing the Usefulness of Video and Map Information In Navigation Tasks

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    Curtis W. Nielsen; Michael A. Goodrich

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the fundamental aspects of robot teleoperation is the ability to successfully navigate a robot through an environment. We define successful navigation to mean that the robot minimizes collisions and arrives at the destination in a timely manner. Often video and map information is presented to a robot operator to aid in navigation tasks. This paper addresses the usefulness of map and video information in a navigation task by comparing a side-by-side (2D) representation and an integrated (3D) representation in both a simulated and a real world study. The results suggest that sometimes video is more helpful than a map and other times a map is more helpful than video. From a design perspective, an integrated representation seems to help navigation more than placing map and video side-by-side.

  5. Variable speed operation of generators with rotor-speed feedback in wind power applications

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    Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P.; Migliore, P.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of induction generators in wind power applications has been common since the early development of the wind industry. Most of these generators operate at fixed frequency and are connected directly to the utility grid. Unfortunately, this mode of operation limits the rotor speed to a specific rpm. Variable-speed operation is preferred in order to facilitate maximum energy capture over a wide range of wind speeds. This paper explores variable-speed operating strategies for wind turbine applications. The objectives are to maximize energy production, provide controlled start-up and reduce torque loading. This paper focuses on optimizing the energy captured by operating at maximum aerodynamic efficiency at any wind speed. The control strategy we analyze uses rotor speed and generator power as the feedback signals. In the normal operating region, rotor speed is used to compute a target power that corresponds to optimum operation. With power as the control objective, the power converter and generator are controlled to track the target power at any rpm. Thus, the torque-speed characteristic of the generator is shaped to optimize the energy capture. The target power is continuously updated at any rpm. in extreme areas of the operating envelope, during start-up, shutdown, generator overload, or overspeed, different strategies driven by other system considerations must be used.

  6. Variable speed operation of generators with rotor-speed feedback in wind power applications

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    Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P.; Migliore, P. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States). Wind Technology Div.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of induction generators in wind power applications has been common since the early development of the wind industry. Most of these generators operate at fixed frequency and are connected directly to the utility grid. Unfortunately, this mode of operation limits the rotor speed to a specific rpm. Variable-speed operation is preferred in order to facilitate maximum energy capture over a wide range of wind speeds. This paper explores variable-speed operating strategies for wind turbine applications. The objectives are to maximize energy production, provide controlled start-up and reduce torque loading. This paper focuses on optimizing the energy captured by operating at maximum aerodynamic efficiency at any wind speed. The control strategy analyzed uses rotor speed and generator power as the feedback signals. In the normal operating region, rotor speed is used to compute a target power that corresponds to optimum operation. With power as the control objective, the power converter and generator are controlled to track the target power at any rpm. Thus, the torque-speed characteristic of the generator is shaped to optimize the energy capture. The target power is continuously updated at any rpm. In extreme areas of the operating envelope, during start-up, shutdown, generator overload, or overspeed, different strategies driven by other system considerations must be used.

  7. Variable speed operation of generators with rotor-speed feedback in wind power applications

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    Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P.; Migliore, P. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of induction generators in wind power applications has been common since the early development of the wind industry. Most of these generators operate at fixed frequency and are connected directly to the utility grid. Unfortunately, this mode of operation limits the rotor speed to a specific rpm. Variable speed operation is preferred in order to facilitate maximum energy capture over a wide range of wind speeds. This paper explores variable speed operating strategies for wind turbine applications. The objectives are to maximize energy production, provide controlled start-up, and reduce torque loading. This paper focuses on optimizing the energy captured by operating at maximum aerodynamic efficiency at any wind speed. The control strategy the authors analyze uses rotor speed and generator power as the feedback signals. In the normal operating region, rotor speed is used to compute a target power that corresponds to optimum operation. With power as the control objective, the power converter and generator are controlled to track the target power at any rpm. Thus, the torque-speed characteristic of the generator is shaped to optimize the energy capture. The target power is continuously updated at any rpm. In extreme areas of the operating envelope, during start-up, shutdown, generator overload, or overspeed, different strategies driven by other system considerations must be used.

  8. Measure Guideline: Replacing Single-Speed Pool Pumps with Variable Speed Pumps for Energy Savings

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    Hunt, A.; Easley, S.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The report evaluates potential energy savings by replacing traditional single-speed pool pumps with variable speed pool pumps, and provide a basic cost comparison between continued uses of traditional pumps verses new pumps. A simple step-by-step process for inspecting the pool area and installing a new pool pump follows.

  9. Orthogonally referenced integrated ensemble for navigation and timing

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    Smith, Stephen Fulton; Moore, James Anthony

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An orthogonally referenced integrated ensemble for navigation and timing includes a dual-polyhedral oscillator array, including an outer sensing array of oscillators and an inner clock array of oscillators situated inside the outer sensing array. The outer sensing array includes a first pair of sensing oscillators situated along a first axis of the outer sensing array, a second pair of sensing oscillators situated along a second axis of the outer sensing array, and a third pair of sensing oscillators situated along a third axis of the outer sensing array. The inner clock array of oscillators includes a first pair of clock oscillators situated along a first axis of the inner clock array, a second pair of clock oscillators situated along a second axis of the inner clock array, and a third pair of clock oscillators situated along a third axis of the inner clock array.

  10. Pattern speed evolution and bar reformation

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    F. Combes

    2008-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Bars in spiral galaxies can weaken through gas inflow towards the center, and angular momentum transfer. Several bar episodes can follow one another in the life of the galaxy, if sufficient gas is accreted from the intergalactic medium to revive young disks. Pattern speeds of the successive bars are different, due to mass concentration, or increased velocity dispersion of the remaining stellar component. In the same time, the spiral galaxy evolves in morphological type. Numerical simulations are presented, trying to correlate type and bar pattern speeds.

  11. CRYOPUMP MEASUREMENTS RELATING TO SAFETY, PUMPING SPEED, AND RADIATION OUTGASSING

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    Graham, W.G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fast Gas Pulse Typical Data for Dynamic Pumping Speed Measurements with Deuterium Plan View of Reactor

  12. Dynamic simulation of dual-speed wind turbine generation

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    Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Induction generators have been used since the early development of utility-scale wind turbine generation. An induction generator is the generator of choice because of its ruggedness, and low cost. With an induction generator, the operating speed of the wind turbine is limited to a narrow range (almost constant speed). Dual- speed operation can be accomplished by using an induction generator with two different sets of winding configurations or by using two induction generators with two different rated speeds. With single- speed operation, the wind turbine operates at different power coefficients (Cp) as the wind speed varies. The operation at maximum Cp can occur only at a single wind speed. However, if the wind speed varies across a wider range, the operating Cp will vary significantly. Dual-speed operation has the advantage of enabling the wind turbine to operate at near maximum Cp over a wider range of wind-speeds. Thus, annual energy production can be increased. The dual-speed mode may generate less energy than a variable-speed mode; nevertheless, it offers an alternative to capture more energy than single-speed operation. In this paper, dual-speed operation of a wind turbine will be investigated. One type of control algorithm for dual- speed operation is proposed. Results from a dynamic simulation will be presented to show how the control algorithm works and how power, current and torque of the system vary as the wind turbine is exposed to varying wind speeds.

  13. Soft x-ray reduction camera for submicron lithography

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    Hawryluk, Andrew M. (2708 Rembrandt Pl., Modesto, CA 95356); Seppala, Lynn G. (7911 Mines Rd., Livermore, CA 94550)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft x-ray projection lithography can be performed using x-ray optical components and spherical imaging lenses (mirrors), which form an x-ray reduction camera. The x-ray reduction is capable of projecting a 5x demagnified image of a mask onto a resist coated wafer using 4.5 nm radiation. The diffraction limited resolution of this design is about 135 nm with a depth of field of about 2.8 microns and a field of view of 0.2 cm.sup.2. X-ray reflecting masks (patterned x-ray multilayer mirrors) which are fabricated on thick substrates and can be made relatively distortion free are used, with a laser produced plasma for the source. Higher resolution and/or larger areas are possible by varying the optic figures of the components and source characteristics.

  14. Soft x-ray reduction camera for submicron lithography

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hawryluk, A.M.; Seppala, L.G.

    1991-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft x-ray projection lithography can be performed using x-ray optical components and spherical imaging lenses (mirrors), which form an x-ray reduction camera. The x-ray reduction is capable of projecting a 5x demagnified image of a mask onto a resist coated wafer using 4.5 nm radiation. The diffraction limited resolution of this design is about 135 nm with a depth of field of about 2.8 microns and a field of view of 0.2 cm[sup 2]. X-ray reflecting masks (patterned x-ray multilayer mirrors) which are fabricated on thick substrates and can be made relatively distortion free are used, with a laser produced plasma for the source. Higher resolution and/or larger areas are possible by varying the optic figures of the components and source characteristics. 9 figures.

  15. Safe Navigation of a Wall-Climbing Robot by Methods of Risk Prediction and Suitable Counteractive Measures

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    Berns, Karsten

    of the navigation depending on an estimated or measured impact [6], [7], [8]. But, so far, it is nearly unexplored reduced in their impact or probability of occurance. This paper addresses the problem of safe navigation follows in section V. II. FUNDAMENTALS Of course, navigation safety strongly depends on the enviro

  16. PERCEIVED SPEED INCREASES AT LOW LUMINANCE

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    Pashkam, Maryam Vaziri

    PERCEIVED SPEED INCREASES AT LOW LUMINANCE Maryam Vaziri-Pashkam, Patrick Cavanagh Vision Sciences Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University Discussion Does changing the mean luminance is increased as the mean luminance of the grating decreases. Conclusion First Experiment: Stimuli were radial

  17. Detour : Los Angeles River Speed Cinema

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    Lee, Weifeng Victoria

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We live in the culture of speed; everything is on its way to become a faster version of itself tomorrow if it is not already there today. Automobile and cinema are two inventions at the turn of the 20th Century that brought ...

  18. Long-term underwater camera surveillance for monitoring and analysis of fish populations

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    Fisher, Bob

    Long-term underwater camera surveillance for monitoring and analysis of fish populations Bastiaan J software to detect and recognise fish species. This footage is processed on supercomput- ers, which allow using a web-interface that allows them to display counts of fish species in the camera footage. 1

  19. Collaborative Sensing via Local Negotiations in Ad Hoc Networks of Smart Cameras

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    Qureshi, Faisal Z.

    to the lack of any centralized control. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.4 [Information Systems protocol that al- lows cameras nodes to setup collaborative tasks in a purely distributed manner. Camera-contained vision systems, with increasingly sophisticated image sensors, on-board processing and stor- age

  20. ATR/OTR-SY Tank Camera Purge System and in Tank Color Video Imaging System

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    Werry, S.M.

    1995-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This procedure will document the satisfactory operation of the 101-SY tank Camera Purge System (CPS) and 101-SY in tank Color Camera Video Imaging System (CCVIS). Included in the CPRS is the nitrogen purging system safety interlock which shuts down all the color video imaging system electronics within the 101-SY tank vapor space during loss of nitrogen purge pressure.

  1. Managing the Storage and Battery Resources in an Image Capture Device (Digital Camera) using Dynamic

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    Vahdat, Amin

    Managing the Storage and Battery Resources in an Image Capture Device (Digital Camera) using to be matched with intel- ligent image storage mechanisms that are aware of local storage and battery the consumed battery and storage resources in digital cameras. Such application aware technologies

  2. Cylindrical Pellet Pose Estimation in Clutter using a Single Robot Mounted Camera

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    Roy, Sumantra Dutta

    Cylindrical Pellet Pose Estimation in Clutter using a Single Robot Mounted Camera Punit Tiwan estimation of cylindrical pellet using a single camera-in-hand configuration of a robot is discussed in this paper. Approaches to estimate pose in both isolated and an occluded environment is discussed. The pellet

  3. Accuracy Analysis on the Estimation of Camera Parameters for Active Vision Systems

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    and orientation of the camera. They may include the effective focal length, the width and height of a photo sensor and resolution of the image sensor, the average object distance, the relative object depth, the 2D observation of the optical axis and the image sensor plane). Extrinsic camera parameters are essentially the position

  4. Experimental and modeling studies of imaging with curvilinear electronic eye cameras

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    Rogers, John A.

    Experimental and modeling studies of imaging with curvilinear electronic eye cameras Viktor of the imaging properties of planar, hemispherical, and elliptic parabolic electronic eye cameras are compared.-J. Yu, J. B. Geddes 3rd, J. Xiao, S. Wang, Y. Huang, and J. A. Rogers, "A hemispherical electronic eye

  5. Spatiotemporal Sampling and Interpolation for Dense Video Camera Arrays Bennett S. Wilburn

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    Stanford University

    effectively in time. We use optical flow to interpolate new views. Within this framework, we find hardware, causing image sensors, lenses, and video compression electronics to drop rapidly in price. Today one can easily build a modest camera array for the price of a high-performance studio camera

  6. Glacier flow monitoring by digital camera and space-borne SAR images

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Glacier flow monitoring by digital camera and space-borne SAR images Flavien Vernier1, Renaud glaciers and to measure their surface velocity by different techniques. However, the image size) images the motion of Alpine glaciers. The optical images are acquired by a digital camera installed near

  7. Accurate Detection of Out-of-Control Variations From Digital Camera Devices

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    Doran, Simon J.

    -- In this paper, we propose the novel use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) as a tool for identifying anomalies in the image acquisition process of a digital camera, for the purpose of camera identification. Control charts and Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) control charts are used to highlight the variation for a subset

  8. ATF Basler scA1400-17gm GigE Digital CCD Cameras

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    Basler scA1400-17gm GigE Digital CCD Cameras Camera DNS Name (.private.atf.net) Use Location FG Lens Flange IP Address (172.16.82.024) MAC ADDRESS (00:30:53 OUI) Serial ...

  9. A Light Transport Framework for Lenslet Light Field Cameras Chia-Kai Liang

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    California at San Diego, University of

    A Light Transport Framework for Lenslet Light Field Cameras Chia-Kai Liang Lytro Inc and Ravi Ramamoorthi University of California, San Diego Light field cameras capture full spatio-angular information of the light field, and enable many novel photographic and scientific applications. It is often stated

  10. Light field panorama by a plenoptic camera Zhou Xue, Loic Baboulaz, Paolo Prandoni and Martin Vetterli

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    Vetterli, Martin

    Light field panorama by a plenoptic camera Zhou Xue, Loic Baboulaz, Paolo Prandoni and Martin in both spatial and angular domain prevents it from being used for fine and detailed light field acquisition. This paper proposes to use a plenoptic camera as an image scanner and perform light field

  11. Wide-field near-infrared all-reflecting camera with Fabry--Perot for astronomy

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    Ashley, Michael C. B.

    Wide-field near-infrared all-reflecting camera with Fabry--Perot for astronomy Yin-sheng Sun to small temperature differences in the optical system. Keywords: Fabry-Perot etalon, reflecting, near-infrared, imaging, astronomy 1 INTRODUCTION Our goal is to build a camera that can acquire near-infrared images

  12. Video summarization based on camera motion and a subjective evaluation method

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Video summarization based on camera motion and a subjective evaluation method M. Guironnet a , D of video summarization based on camera motion. It consists in selecting frames according to the succession summaries more generally. Subjects were asked to watch a video and to create a summary manually. From

  13. Camera-based Texture Mapping: An Approach for Creating Digital Environments with Foreground Forms Using 2d Paintings 

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    Samman, Juwana Nicole

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    effectiveness only for background and midground scene elements with limited camera movement. This work explores how camera animation can be maximized using the projected texture technique onto foreground environment forms. Through several case studies, general...

  14. Atlanta NAVIGATOR case study. Final report, May 1996--Jun 1997

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    Amodei, R.; Bard, E.; Brong, B.; Cahoon, F.; Jasper, K.

    1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atlanta metropolitan region was the location of one of the most ambitious Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployments in the United States. This deployment included several individual projects--a Central Transportation Management Center (TMC), six Traffic Control Centers (TCC), one Transit Information Center (TIC), the Travel Information Showcase (TIS), and the extension of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail network and the new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-85 and I-75. The Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and Paralympic Games created a focus for these projects. All of these systems were to be brought on line in time for the Olympic Games. This report presents the findings of the NAVIGATOR Case Study and documents the lessons learned from the Atlanta ITS deployment experience in order to improve other ITS deployments in the future. The Case Study focuses on the institutional, programmatic, and technical issues and opportunities from planning and implementing the ITS deployment in Atlanta. The Case Study collected data and information from interviews, observations, focus groups, and documentation reviews. It presents a series of lessons learned and recommendations for enabling successful ITS deployments nationwide.

  15. Gas Model of Gravitons with Light Speed

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    Ming Chen; Yong-Chang Huang

    2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We first review some aspects of gravitational wave and the thermodynamic expression of Einstein field equations, these achieved conclusions allow people to think of Einstein's gravitational wave as a kind of sound wave in ordinary gas which propagates as an adiabatic compression wave. In the following, using the properties of photon gas in "white wall box", we find an analogous relationship between ordinary gas and photon gas through sound velocity formula. At last, by taking the ordinary gas as an intermediary, we find that gravitational wave is analogous to photon gas, or equally, gravitons are analogous to photons although they are different in some ways such as spins and coupling strengths, and these different properties don't affect their propagation speeds. Utilizing this analogous relationship, we achieve the gas model of gravitons and this model naturally gives out the light speed of gravitons

  16. Thermodynamics in variable speed of light theories

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    Juan Racker; Pablo Sisterna; Hector Vucetich

    2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The perfect fluid in the context of a covariant variable speed of light theory proposed by J. Magueijo is studied. On the one hand the modified first law of thermodynamics together with a recipe to obtain equations of state are obtained. On the other hand the Newtonian limit is performed to obtain the nonrelativistic hydrostatic equilibrium equation for the theory. The results obtained are used to determine the time variation of the radius of Mercury induced by the variability of the speed of light ($c$), and the scalar contribution to the luminosity of white dwarfs. Using a bound for the change of that radius and combining it with an upper limit for the variation of the fine structure constant, a bound on the time variation of $c$ is set. An independent bound is obtained from luminosity estimates for Stein 2015B.

  17. High-speed CARIBU and Other Behemoths

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Question: Why did the caribou cross the road, at 76 million miles per hour? Answer: To catch up with the chicken. Visitors to the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory won’t actually encounter any hyper-speed fowl, but they will see a high-speed CARIBU, which recently started to chase other exotic beasts in the particle zoo. Argonne’s CARIBU – which stands for Californium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade – is designed to study the inner part of an atom known as its nucleus. A nucleus consists of a collection of two types of particles, the proton, with a positive charge, and the neutron, with no charge, just mass. Those particles themselves are made of even smaller particles called quarks. CARIBU creates extra-heavy (neutron-rich) nuclei, and then spits them out of a nozzle for acceleration.

  18. On the Use of Non-Additive Entropy to Determine the Presence of Vibrations in the Videos of JET Cameras

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    On the Use of Non-Additive Entropy to Determine the Presence of Vibrations in the Videos of JET Cameras

  19. Data Capture Technique for High Speed Signaling

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Barrett, Wayne Melvin (Rochester, MN); Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Coteus, Paul William (Yorktwon Heights, NY); Gara, Alan Gene (Mount Kisco, NY); Jackson, Rory (Eastchester, NY); Kopcsay, Gerard Vincent (Yorktown Hieghts, NY); Nathanson, Ben Jesse (Teaneck, NY); Vranas, Paylos Michael (Bedford Hills, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Brewster, NY)

    2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A data capture technique for high speed signaling to allow for optimal sampling of an asynchronous data stream. This technique allows for extremely high data rates and does not require that a clock be sent with the data as is done in source synchronous systems. The present invention also provides a hardware mechanism for automatically adjusting transmission delays for optimal two-bit simultaneous bi-directional (SiBiDi) signaling.

  20. Energy curable compositions having improved cure speeds

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Halm, Leo W. (Blaine, MN)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A composition and method provide improved physical properties and cure speed of polyurethane precursors, with or without free radical polymerizable monomers or oligomers present, by use of a two component catalyst system. The resin blend can be activated with a latent organometallic catalyst combined with an organic peroxide which can be a hydroperoxide or an acyl peroxide to decrease the cure time while increasing the break energy and tangent modulus of the system.

  1. Thermoacoustic tomography with variable sound speed

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    Stefanov, Plamen

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the mathematical model of thermoacoustic tomography in media with a variable speed for a fixed time interval, greater than the diameter of the domain. In case of measurements on the whole boundary, we give an explicit solution in terms of a Neumann series expansion. We give necessary and sufficient conditions for uniqueness and stability when the measurements are taken on a part of the boundary.

  2. Thermoacoustic tomography with variable sound speed

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    Plamen Stefanov; Gunther Uhlmann

    2009-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the mathematical model of thermoacoustic tomography in media with a variable speed for a fixed time interval, greater than the diameter of the domain. In case of measurements on the whole boundary, we give an explicit solution in terms of a Neumann series expansion. We give necessary and sufficient conditions for uniqueness and stability when the measurements are taken on a part of the boundary.

  3. Energy Savings of Variable Speed Motors

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    Fishel, F. D.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    pump) The input horsepower from the electrical system can be calculated using Equation (3). static head + frictional head + control valve Input HP = ::"\\;;=~..l... motor, conduit, and wire. Motors in the 25-350 HP range are best suited to VFD Systems. As the cost of energy increases and the relative cost savings of variable speed systems increase, the application of these systems should be more widespread. 281...

  4. Speed-line for 3D animation

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    Song, Won Chan

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    point moved to a CV on the circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 39 Ending point placed between the starting point and the goal object . 38 40 Speed-lines with another cartoon effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 ix FIGURE Page 41 Image sequences... from the result animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION One of the earliest artists who tried to convey dynamic movement in a static image is Hokusai Katsushika, who is one of the best known Ukiyo-e1 artists. He is called...

  5. Energy curable compositions having improved cure speeds

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Halm, L.W.

    1993-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The composition and method provide improved physical properties and cure speed of polyurethane precursors, with or without free radical polymerizable monomers or oligomers present, by use of a two component catalyst system. The resin blend can be activated with a latent organometallic catalyst combined with an organic peroxide which can be a hydroperoxide or an acyl peroxide to decrease the cure time while increasing the break energy and tangent modulus of the system.

  6. Vision based navigation system for autonomous proximity operations: an experimental and analytical study

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    Du, Ju-Young

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presents an experimental and analytical study of the Vision Based Navigation system (VisNav). VisNav is a novel intelligent optical sensor system invented by Texas A&M University recently for autonomous proximity operations...

  7. Impacts of Biofuel Production and Navigation Impediments on Agricultural Transportation and Markets

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    Ahmedov, Zafarbek

    2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigated the impacts of U.S. biofuel production and barge navigation impediments on agricultural transportation and markets. Both past and future impacts of U.S. biofuel production levels mandated by the Renewable Fuel Standards...

  8. An investigation of the roles of geomagnetic and acoustic cues in whale navigation and orientation

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    Allen, Ann Nichole

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many species of whales migrate annually between high-latitude feeding grounds and low-latitude breeding grounds. Yet, very little is known about how these animals navigate during these migrations. This thesis takes a first ...

  9. Vision-based Navigation for Mobile Robots on Ill-structured Roads

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    Lee, Hyun Nam

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    accordingly before the robot makes its move. We propose an algorithm to assist the robot in avoiding the untrusted area by selecting optimal locations to take frames while navigating. Experiments show that the algorithm can significantly reduce the depth error...

  10. Threat assessment for safe navigation in environments with uncertainty in predictability

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    Aoudé, Georges Salim

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis develops threat assessment algorithms to improve the safety of the decision making of autonomous and human-operated vehicles navigating in dynamic and uncertain environments, where the source of uncertainty is ...

  11. An analysis of ICBM navigation using optical observations of existing space objects

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    Willhite, Weldon Barry

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the potential of a space-based navigation concept known as Skymark to improve upon the accuracy of inertially-guided intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The concept is to use an optical ...

  12. Virtual long baseline (VLBL) autonomous underwater vehicle navigation using a single transponder

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    LaPointe, Cara Elizabeth Grupe

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) Therefore, accurate underwater navigation using a single location transponder would provide dramatic time and cost savings for underwater vehicle operations. This thesis presents a simulation of autonomous underwater ...

  13. A framework for roadmap-based navigation and sector-based localization of mobile robots 

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    Kim, Jinsuck

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Personal robotics applications require autonomous mobile robot navigation methods that are safe, robust, and inexpensive. Two requirements for autonomous use of robots for such applications are an automatic motion planner ...

  14. Light pulse atom interferometry at short interrogation times for inertial navigation

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    Butts, David LaGrange

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Light pulse atom interferometry with cold atoms is a promising inertial sensing technology for high accuracy navigation. At present, laboratory atom interferometers match or surpass state of the art mechanical and optical ...

  15. Modeling of wind and radar for simulation in four-dimensional navigation environment

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    Malherbe, Gerard Andre

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disturbances affecting time control precision in four-dimension navigation are modeled. Several models of wind and turbulence from the ground to ten thousand feet are developed. A distinction is made between wind mean and ...

  16. A framework for roadmap-based navigation and sector-based localization of mobile robots

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    Kim, Jinsuck

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Personal robotics applications require autonomous mobile robot navigation methods that are safe, robust, and inexpensive. Two requirements for autonomous use of robots for such applications are an automatic motion planner to select paths and a...

  17. Control of a Magnetic Microrobot Navigating in Microfluidic Arterial Bifurcations through Pulsatile and Viscous Flow

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    force). Magnetic propulsion and steering for ferromagnetic microparticles, also has been employed [4 coil fields [5], [6]. Magnetic helical medical microrobots, inspired by the propulsion of bacterialControl of a Magnetic Microrobot Navigating in Microfluidic Arterial Bifurcations through Pulsatile

  18. MRI Magnetic Signature Imaging, Tracking and Navigation for Targeted Micro/Nano-capsule Therapeutics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - back for the microdevice and a propulsion sequence to enable interleaved magnetic propulsionMRI Magnetic Signature Imaging, Tracking and Navigation for Targeted Micro J. Nelson, Antoine Ferreira and Sergej Fatikow Abstract-- The propulsion of nano

  19. Vision based navigation system for autonomous proximity operations: an experimental and analytical study 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Du, Ju-Young

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presents an experimental and analytical study of the Vision Based Navigation system (VisNav). VisNav is a novel intelligent optical sensor system invented by Texas A&M University recently for autonomous proximity operations...

  20. Mining Navigation History for Recommendation Xiaobin Fu, Jay Budzik, Kristian J. Hammond

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    Mining Navigation History for Recommendation Xiaobin Fu, Jay Budzik, Kristian J. Hammond Infolab, Northwestern University 1890 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201 1(847) 467-1265 fu, budzik, hammond

  1. The European Satellite Navigation Program : policy analysis and recommendations for the future

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    Escudero San José, Laura

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The European Satellite Navigation Program is a case study that combines Technical / Public / Private aspects in an integrative way. Therefore, it is a sound case for a TPP thesis candidate. This thesis analyzes the European ...

  2. Design and analysis of an Extended Kalman Filter based navigator for an autonomous underwater vehicle 

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    Just, Bradley Eugene

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to Texas A...

  3. On-line optical flow feedback for mobile robot localization/navigation

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    Sorensen, David Kristin

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ON-LINE OPTICAL FLOW FEEDBACK FOR MOBILE ROBOT LOCALIZATION/NAVIGATION A Thesis by DAVID KRISTIN SORENSEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 2003 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering ON-LINE OPTICAL FLOW FEEDBACK FOR MOBILE ROBOT LOCALIZATION/NAVIGATION A Thesis by DAVID KRISTIN SORENSEN Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  4. Design and analysis of an Extended Kalman Filter based navigator for an autonomous underwater vehicle

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    Just, Bradley Eugene

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER BASED NAVIGATOR FOR AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE A Thesis by BRADLEY EUGENE JUST Submitted to Texas A...

  5. Security camera resolution measurements: Horizontal TV lines versus modulation transfer function measurements.

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    Birch, Gabriel Carisle; Griffin, John Clark

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The horizontal television lines (HTVL) metric has been the primary quantity used by division 6000 related to camera resolution for high consequence security systems. This document shows HTVL measurements are fundamen- tally insufficient as a metric to determine camera resolution, and propose a quantitative, standards based methodology by measuring the camera system modulation transfer function (MTF), the most common and accepted metric of res- olution in the optical science community. Because HTVL calculations are easily misinterpreted or poorly defined, we present several scenarios in which HTVL is frequently reported, and discuss their problems. The MTF metric is discussed, and scenarios are presented with calculations showing the application of such a metric.

  6. Excitation and control of a high-speed induction generator

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    Englebretson, Steven Carl

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project investigates the use of a high speed, squirrel cage induction generator and power converter for producing DC electrical power onboard ships and submarines. Potential advantages of high speed induction generators ...

  7. Comparison of operating speeds at spiral transition and circular curves

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    Passetti, Karl Andrew

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    analyzed, the presence of spiral transitions was not shown to produce any significant differences in operating speeds for passenger cars. Therefore, it is recommended that speed prediction models do not have to account for the presence of spiral transitions...

  8. High-speed cinematography of internal explosions for aviation security

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    Settles, Gary S.

    High-speed cinematography of internal explosions for aviation security G.S. Settles1 , J.R. Benwood of a program to remedy this were shown. Having demonstrated high-speed schlieren shock wave cinematography

  9. Economical Aspects of Adjustable Speed Drives in Pumping Systems

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    Hovstadius, G.

    Speed variations of pumps have become increasingly popular as the technology to produce variable frequency drives has progressed. Variable speed drives have many advantages compared to throttle valves when it comes to regulation of flow. They offer...

  10. Wind speed PDF classification using Dirichlet mixtures Rudy CALIF1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wind speed PDF classification using Dirichlet mixtures Rudy CALIF1 , Richard EMILION2 , Ted'Orléans), UMR CNRS 6628 Université d'Orléans, France. Abstract: Wind energy production is very sensitive to instantaneous wind speed fluctuations. Thus rapid variation of wind speed due to changes in the local

  11. Speed adaptation in a powered transtibial prosthesis controlled with a

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    Herr, Hugh

    Research Speed adaptation in a powered transtibial prosthesis controlled with a neuromuscular model a powered ankle­foot prosthesis and tested by an amputee walking at three speeds. The controller produced model; powered prosthesis; prosthesis control; speed adaptation 1. INTRODUCTION The human ankle

  12. Taiwan High Speed Rail Keeping passenger safety at the forefront

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    Benefits Increased safety and reliability of the Taiwan High Speed Rail network through conditionTaiwan High Speed Rail Keeping passenger safety at the forefront Overview The Need Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) needed a highly reliable, cost- effective and proactive means

  13. Estimation of Wind Speed in Connection to a Wind Turbine

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    Estimation of Wind Speed in Connection to a Wind Turbine X. Ma #3; , N. K. Poulsen #3; , H. Bindner y December 20, 1995 Abstract The wind speed varies over the rotor plane of wind turbine making the wind speed on the rotor plane will be estimated by using a wind turbine as a wind measuring device

  14. Lorentz transformation directly from the invariance of the speed of light via the addition law of parallel speeds

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    Bernhard Rothenstein

    2007-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that starting with the addition law of parallel speeds derived as a consequence of the invariance of the speed of light, the Lorentz transformations for the space-time coordinates can be derived.

  15. Real-Time Camera Tracking and 3D Reconstruction Using Signed Distance Functions

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    Lunds Universitet

    show that by representing the geometry with a signed distance function (SDF), the camera pose can be efficiently estimated by directly minimizing the error of the depth images on the SDF. As the SDF contains

  16. Camera that takes pictures of aircraft and ground vehicle tires can save lives

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    Wiseman, Yair

    ;Camera that takes pictures of aircraft and ground vehicle tires can save lives Yair Wiseman Holon Institute of Technology Computer Science Department Holon 58102, Israel E-mail: wiseman

  17. Overview of the ARGOS X-ray framing camera for Laser MegaJoule

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    Trosseille, C., E-mail: clement.trosseille@cea.fr; Aubert, D.; Auger, L.; Bazzoli, S.; Brunel, P.; Burillo, M.; Chollet, C.; Jasmin, S.; Maruenda, P.; Moreau, I.; Oudot, G.; Raimbourg, J.; Soullié, G.; Stemmler, P.; Zuber, C. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France); Beck, T. [CEA, DEN, CADARACHE, F-13108 St Paul lez Durance (France); Gazave, J. [CEA, DAM, CESTA, F-33116 Le Barp (France)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives has developed the ARGOS X-ray framing camera to perform two-dimensional, high-timing resolution imaging of an imploding target on the French high-power laser facility Laser MegaJoule. The main features of this camera are: a microchannel plate gated X-ray detector, a spring-loaded CCD camera that maintains proximity focus in any orientation, and electronics packages that provide remotely-selectable high-voltages to modify the exposure-time of the camera. These components are integrated into an “air-box” that protects them from the harsh environmental conditions. A miniaturized X-ray generator is also part of the device for in situ self-testing purposes.

  18. Engineering task plan for the 241-AZ-101 waste tank color video camera system

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    Robinson, R.S., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Engineering Task Plan (ETP) is to be distributed to communicate the design basis of the 241-AZ-101 camera system and to define system requirements and associated responsibilities.

  19. Tensor photography : exploring space of 4D modulations inside traditional camera designs

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    Marwah, Kshitij

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Light field photography has gained a significant research in the last two decades: today, commercial light field cameras are widely available demonstrating capabilities such as post-capture refocus, 3D photography and view ...

  20. Efficient scene simulation for robust monte carlo localization using an RGB-D camera

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    Fallon, Maurice Francis

    2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents Kinect Monte Carlo Localization (KMCL), a new method for localization in three dimensional indoor environments using RGB-D cameras, such as the Microsoft Kinect. The approach makes use of a low fidelity ...

  1. Interactively Stylizing Camera Motion Neel Joshi, Dan Morris, and Michael F. Cohen

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    introduce a novel approach for post-hoc editing of one specific aspect of cinematography ­ camera motion by a composi- tion of acting performances, staging, sound effects, scoring, and cinematography. Permission

  2. A Radiometric All-Sky Infrared Camera (RASICAM) for DES/CTIO

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    Lewis, Peter M.; Rogers, Howard; Schindler, Rafe H.; /SLAC

    2010-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel radiometric all-sky infrared camera [RASICAM] has been constructed to allow automated real-time quantitative assessment of night sky conditions for the Dark Energy Camera [DECam] located on the Blanco Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The camera is optimized to detect the position, motion and optical depth of thin, high (8-10km) cirrus clouds and contrails by measuring their apparent temperature above the night sky background. The camera system utilizes a novel wide-field equiresolution catadioptic mirror system that provides sky coverage of 2{pi} azimuth and 14-90{sup o} from zenith. Several new technological and design innovations allow the RASICAM system to provide unprecedented cloud detection and IR-based photometricity quantification. The design of the RASICAM system is presented.

  3. A Real-Time Face Tracking System Based On A Single PTZ Camera

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    Lee, Seoktae

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    participation and interaction between the students and the instructor. Nowadays, conventional systems commonly implement a combination of static and PTZ cameras. However, such systems are not only costly but also require operators and high computational power...

  4. A smart camera application: DSP-based people detection and tracking 

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    Cheng, Victor

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As an application of smart cameras, this thesis presents an algorithm and its real-time implementation for detecting and tracking multiple people moving in a surveillance scene. The algorithm is devised to work for low ...

  5. A Real-Time Face Tracking System Based On A Single PTZ Camera 

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    Lee, Seoktae

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    participation and interaction between the students and the instructor. Nowadays, conventional systems commonly implement a combination of static and PTZ cameras. However, such systems are not only costly but also require operators and high computational power...

  6. The LSST Camera 500 watt -130 degC Mixed Refrigerant Cooling System

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    Bowden, Gordon B.; Langton, Brian J.; /SLAC; Little, William A.; /MMR-Technologies, Mountain View, CA; Powers, Jacob R; Schindler, Rafe H.; /SLAC; Spektor, Sam; /MMR-Technologies, Mountain View, CA

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The LSST Camera has a higher cryogenic heat load than previous CCD telescope cameras due to its large size (634 mm diameter focal plane, 3.2 Giga pixels) and its close coupled front-end electronics operating at low temperature inside the cryostat. Various refrigeration technologies are considered for this telescope/camera environment. MMR-Technology’s Mixed Refrigerant technology was chosen. A collaboration with that company was started in 2009. The system, based on a cluster of Joule-Thomson refrigerators running a special blend of mixed refrigerants is described. Both the advantages and problems of applying this technology to telescope camera refrigeration are discussed. Test results from a prototype refrigerator running in a realistic telescope configuration are reported. Current and future stages of the development program are described. (auth)

  7. Low Speed Automation, a French Initiative

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    Sébastien Glaser; Maurice Cour; Lydie Nouveliere; Alain Lambert; Fawzi Nashashibi; Jean-christophe Popieul; Benjamin Mourllion

    MIPS, 2 rue des frères Lumière,68093 Mulhouse-FRANCE Nowadays, vehicle safety is constantly increasing thanks to the improvement of vehicle passive and active safety. However, on a daily usage of the car, traffic jams remains a problem. With limited space for road infrastructure, automation of the driving task on specific situation seems to be a possible solution. The French project ABV, which stands for low speed automation, tries to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept and to prove the benefits. In this article, we describe the scientific background of the project and expected outputs. "Keywords: vehicle automation, shared control, environment sensing, data fusion;" 1.

  8. Moving system with speeded-up evolution

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    M. I. Shirokov

    2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In the classical (non-quantum) relativity theory the course of the moving clock is dilated as compared to the course of the clock at rest (the Einstein dilation). Any unstable system may be regarded as a clock. The time evolution (e.g., the decay) of a uniformly moving physical system is considered using the relativistic quantum theory. The example of a moving system is given whose evolution turns out to be speeded-up instead of being dilated. A discussion of this paradoxical result is presented.

  9. Nuclear Speed-Dating | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated CodesTransparencyDOE Project TapsDOERecoveryNuclear Speed-Dating Nuclear

  10. The effect of rainfall on freeway travel speeds

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    Holdener, Douglas Joseph

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distribution of All 5-minute Rainfall Summaries. . . . . 43 13 Distribution of Daily Rainfall Summaries by Rainfall Gauge. . . . . . 44 14 Dis&bution of 5-minute Mean Speeds over Mid-day Period during Dry Conditions. 62 15 Mean Link One Speeds by Weekday.... . 65 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 16 Distribution of Link Speed Data over Peak Period. . . . . . . . . 17 Average Link Speeds by Weekday over Peak Period. . . . . Page 67 69 18 Link One Speeds during Evening Period. 75 19 Plot of Wet and Dry Travel...

  11. A versatile digital camera trigger for telescopes in the Cherenkov Telescope Array

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    Schwanke, U; Sulanke, K -H; Vorobiov, S; Wischnewski, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the concept of an FPGA-based digital camera trigger for imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, developed for the future Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The proposed camera trigger is designed to select images initiated by the Cherenkov emission of extended air showers from very-high energy (VHE, E>20 GeV) photons and charged particles while suppressing signatures from background light. The trigger comprises three stages. A first stage employs programmable discriminators to digitize the signals arriving from the camera channels (pixels). At the second stage, a grid of low-cost FPGAs is used to process the digitized signals for camera regions with 37 pixels. At the third stage, trigger conditions found independently in any of the overlapping 37-pixel regions are combined into a global camera trigger by few central FPGAs. Trigger prototype boards based on Xilinx FPGAs have been designed, built and tested and were shown to function properly. Using these components a full camera trigger wi...

  12. Lensless Magneto-optic speed sensor

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    Veeser, Lynn R. (Los Alamos, NM); Forman, Peter R. (Los Alamos, NM); Rodriguez, Patrick J. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lensless magneto-optic speed sensor. The construction of a viable Faraday sensor has been achieved. Multimode fiber bundles are used to collect the light. If coupled directly into a 100 or 200 .mu.m core fiber, light from a light emitting diode (LED) is sufficient to operate the sensor. In addition, LEDs ensure that no birefringence effects in the input fiber are possible, as the output from such light sources have random polarization. No lens is required since the large diameter optical fibers and thin crystals of materials having high Verdet constants (such as iron garnets) employed permit the collection of a substantial quantity of light. No coupler is required. The maximum amount of light which could reach a detector using a coupler is 25%, while the measured throughput of the fiber-optic bundle without a coupler is about 42%. All of the elements employed in the present sensor are planar, and no particular orientation of these elements is required. The present sensor operates over a wide range of distances from magnetic field sources, and observed signals are large. When a tone wheel is utilized, the signals are independent of wheel speed, and the modulation is observed to be about 75%. No sensitivity to bends in the input or output optical fiber leads was observed. Reliable operation was achieved down to zero frequency, or no wheel rotation.

  13. Lensless magneto-optic speed sensor

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    Veeser, L.R.; Forman, P.R.; Rodriguez, P.J.

    1998-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Lensless magneto-optic speed sensor is disclosed. The construction of a viable Faraday sensor has been achieved. Multimode fiber bundles are used to collect the light. If coupled directly into a 100 or 200 {micro}m core fiber, light from a light emitting diode (LED) is sufficient to operate the sensor. In addition, LEDs ensure that no birefringence effects in the input fiber are possible, as the output from such light sources have random polarization. No lens is required since the large diameter optical fibers and thin crystals of materials having high Verdet constants (such as iron garnets) employed permit the collection of a substantial quantity of light. No coupler is required. The maximum amount of light which could reach a detector using a coupler is 25%, while the measured throughput of the fiber-optic bundle without a coupler is about 42%. All of the elements employed in the present sensor are planar, and no particular orientation of these elements is required. The present sensor operates over a wide range of distances from magnetic field sources, and observed signals are large. When a tone wheel is utilized, the signals are independent of wheel speed, and the modulation is observed to be about 75%. No sensitivity to bends in the input or output optical fiber leads was observed. Reliable operation was achieved down to zero frequency, or no wheel rotation. 5 figs.

  14. The Speed of Sound in Hadronic Matter

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    Castorina, P; Miller, D E; Satz, H

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the speed of sound $c_s$ in an ideal gas of resonances whose mass spectrum is assumed to have the Hagedorn form $\\rho(m) \\sim m^{-a}\\exp{bm}$, which leads to singular behavior at the critical temperature $T_c = 1/b$. With $a = 4$ the pressure and the energy density remain finite at $T_c$, while the specific heat diverges there. As a function of the temperature the corresponding speed of sound initially increases similarly to that of an ideal pion gas until near $T_c$ where the resonance effects dominate causing $c_s$ to vanish as $(T_c - T)^{1/4}$. In order to compare this result to the physical resonance gas models, we introduce an upper cut-off M in the resonance mass integration. Although the truncated form still decreases somewhat in the region around $T_c$, the actual critical behavior in these models is no longer present.

  15. Observed and CAM3 GCM Sea Surface Wind Speed Distributions: Characterization, Comparison, and Bias Reduction

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    Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    bin predictions. and 90th percentile wind speeds and higherWind speed mean, 90th percentile, standard deviation, andwind speed mean, 90th percentile, standard deviation, and

  16. Robust Planning for Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots in Unstructured, Dynamic Environments: An LDRD Final Report

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    EISLER, G. RICHARD

    2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the analytical and experimental efforts for the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project entitled ''Robust Planning for Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots In Unstructured, Dynamic Environments (AutoNav)''. The project goal was to develop an algorithmic-driven, multi-spectral approach to point-to-point navigation characterized by: segmented on-board trajectory planning, self-contained operation without human support for mission duration, and the development of appropriate sensors and algorithms to navigate unattended. The project was partially successful in achieving gains in sensing, path planning, navigation, and guidance. One of three experimental platforms, the Minimalist Autonomous Testbed, used a repetitive sense-and-re-plan combination to demonstrate the majority of elements necessary for autonomous navigation. However, a critical goal for overall success in arbitrary terrain, that of developing a sensor that is able to distinguish true obstacles that need to be avoided as a function of vehicle scale, still needs substantial research to bring to fruition.

  17. This guide will help you navigate USC's online job system, JobMate. Through JobMate you can:This guide will help you navigate USC's online job system, JobMate. Through JobMate you can:This guide will help you navigate USC's online job system, JobMate. Thr

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    Almor, Amit

    This guide will help you navigate USC's online job system, JobMate. Through JobMate you can:This guide will help you navigate USC's online job system, JobMate. Through JobMate you can:This guide will help you navigate USC's online job system, JobMate. Through JobMate you can:This guide will help you

  18. Active Visual Navigation using NonMetric Structure \\Lambda Paul A Beardsley, Ian D Reid, Andrew Zisserman and David W Murray

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    Zisserman, Andrew

    of Oxford Glasstone Fellowship to IDR. sue first highlighted by Koenderink [10]. If cameras are uncalibrated

  19. High-speed electrical motor evaluation

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    Not Available

    1989-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Under this task, MTI conducted a general review of state-of-the-art high-speed motors. The purpose of this review was to assess the operating parameters, limitations and performance of existing motor designs, and to establish commercial sources for a motor compatible with the requirements of the Brayton-cycle system. After the motor requirements were established, a list of motor types, manufacturers and designs capable of achieving the requisite performance was compiled. This list was based on an in-house evaluation of designs. Following the establishment of these options, a technical evaluation of the designs selected was conducted. In parallel with their evaluations, MTI focused on the establishment of commercial sources.

  20. High Speed/ Low Effluent Process for Ethanol

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    M. Clark Dale

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    n this project, BPI demonstrated a new ethanol fermentation technology, termed the High Speed/ Low Effluent (HS/LE) process on both lab and large pilot scale as it would apply to wet mill and/or dry mill corn ethanol production. The HS/LE process allows very rapid fermentations, with 18 to 22% sugar syrups converted to 9 to 11% ethanol ‘beers’ in 6 to 12 hours using either a ‘consecutive batch’ or ‘continuous cascade’ implementation. This represents a 5 to 8X increase in fermentation speeds over conventional 72 hour batch fermentations which are the norm in the fuel ethanol industry today. The ‘consecutive batch’ technology was demonstrated on a large pilot scale (4,800 L) in a dry mill corn ethanol plant near Cedar Rapids, IA (Xethanol Biofuels). The pilot demonstrated that 12 hour fermentations can be accomplished on an industrial scale in a non-sterile industrial environment. Other objectives met in this project included development of a Low Energy (LE) Distillation process which reduces the energy requirements for distillation from about 14,000 BTU/gal steam ($0.126/gal with natural gas @ $9.00 MCF) to as low as 0.40 KW/gal electrical requirements ($0.022/gal with electricity @ $0.055/KWH). BPI also worked on the development of processes that would allow application of the HS/LE fermentation process to dry mill ethanol plants. A High-Value Corn ethanol plant concept was developed to produce 1) corn germ/oil, 2) corn bran, 3) ethanol, 4) zein protein, and 5) nutritional protein, giving multiple higher value products from the incoming corn stream.

  1. Electric-field-induced flame speed modification

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    Marcum, S.D. [Department of Physics, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 (United States); Ganguly, B.N. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 (United States)

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of pulsed and continuous DC electric fields on the reaction zones of premixed propane-air flames have been investigated using several types of experimental measurements. All observed effects on the flame are dependent on the applied voltage polarity, indicating that negatively charged flame species do not play a role in the perturbation of the reaction zone. Experiments designed to characterize the electric-field-induced modifications of the shape and size of the inner cone, and the concomitant changes in the temperature profiles of flames with equivalence ratios between 0.8 and 1.7, are also reported. High-speed two-dimensional imaging of the flame response to a pulsed DC voltage shows that the unperturbed conical flame front (laminar flow) is driven into a wrinkled laminar flamelet (cellular) geometry on a time scale of the order of 5 ms. Temperature distributions derived from thin filament pyrometry (TFP) measurements in flames perturbed by continuous DC fields show similar large changes in the reaction zone geometry, with no change in maximum flame temperature. All measurements are consistent with the observed flame perturbations being a fluid mechanical response to the applied field brought about by forcing positive flame ions counter to the flow. The resulting electric pressure decreases Lewis numbers of the ionic species and drives the effective flame Lewis number below unity. The observed increases in flame speed and the flame fronts trend toward turbulence can be described in terms of the flame front wrinkling and concomitant increase in reaction sheet area. This effect is a potentially attractive means of controlling flame fluid mechanical characteristics. The observed effects require minimal input electrical power (<1 W for a 1 kW burner) due to the much better electric field coupling achieved in the present experiments compared to the previous studies.

  2. Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies: Potential Navigational Impacts and Mitigation Measures

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    Cool, Richard, M.; Hudon, Thomas, J.; Basco, David, R.; Rondorf, Neil, E.

    2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    On April 15, 2008, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Advanced Water Power Projects which included a Topic Area for Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Market Acceleration Projects. Within this Topic Area, DOE identified potential navigational impacts of marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technologies and measures to prevent adverse impacts on navigation as a sub-topic area. DOE defines marine and hydrokinetic technologies as those capable of utilizing one or more of the following resource categories for energy generation: ocean waves; tides or ocean currents; free flowing water in rivers or streams; and energy generation from the differentials in ocean temperature. PCCI was awarded Cooperative Agreement DE-FC36-08GO18177 from the DOE to identify the potential navigational impacts and mitigation measures for marine hydrokinetic technologies, as summarized herein. The contract also required cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and two recipients of awards (Pacific Energy Ventures and reVision) in a sub-topic area to develop a protocol to identify streamlined, best-siting practices. Over the period of this contract, PCCI and our sub-consultants, David Basco, Ph.D., and Neil Rondorf of Science Applications International Corporation, met with USCG headquarters personnel, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and regional personnel, with U.S. Navy regional personnel and other ocean users in order to develop an understanding of existing practices for the identification of navigational impacts that might occur during construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning. At these same meetings, “standard” and potential mitigation measures were discussed so that guidance could be prepared for project developers. Concurrently, PCCI reviewed navigation guidance published by the USCG and international community. This report summarizes the results of this effort, provides guidance in the form of a checklist for assessing the navigational impacts of potential marine and hydrokinetic projects, and provides guidance for improving the existing navigational guidance promulgated by the USCG in Navigation Vessel Inspection Circular 02 07. At the request of the USCG, our checklist and mitigation guidance was written in a generic nature so that it could be equally applied to offshore wind projects. PCCI teleconferenced on a monthly basis with DOE, Pacific Energy Ventures and reVision in order to share information and review work products. Although the focus of our effort was on marine and hydrokinetic technologies, as defined above, this effort drew upon earlier work by the USCG on offshore wind renewable energy installations. The guidance provided herein can be applied equally to marine and hydrokinetic technologies and to offshore wind, which are collectively referred to by the USCG as Renewable Energy Installations.

  3. Wave Speed in the Macroscopic Extended Model for Ultrarelativistic Gases

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    F. Borghero; F. Demontis; S. Pennisi

    2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    An exact macroscopic extended model for ultrarelativistic gases, with an arbitrary number of moments, is present in the literature. Here we exploit equations determining wave speeds for that model. We find interesting results; for example, the whole system for their determination can be divided into independent subsystems and some, but not all, wave speeds are expressed by rational numbers. Moreover, the extraordinary property that these wave speeds for the macroscopic model are the same of those in the kinetic model, is proved.

  4. Effect of shrink fits on threshold speeds of rotordynamic instability

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    Mir, MD. Mofazzal Hossain

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 CHAPTER IV TEST APPARATUS . . . . 13 CHAPTER V RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . 17 17 30 42 42 47 5. 1 Rap Test. . 5. 2 Running Test 5. 3 Modeling and the Prcdiction of Threshold Speed of Instability.... . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . 5. 3. 1 Matching the Base Case. 5. 3. 2 Gunter's Prediction Using C, q 5. 3. 3 Modeling and Prediction of the Threshold Speed Using the XLTRC Code. . . . 51 5. 4 Prediction of the Onset Speed of Instability for a Tight Inteiference Fit...

  5. Variable current speed controller for eddy current motors

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    Gerth, H.L.; Bailey, J.M.; Casstevens, J.M.; Dixon, J.H.; Griffith, B.O.; Igou, R.E.

    1982-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A speed control system for eddy current motors is provided in which the current to the motor from a constant frequency power source is varied by comparing the actual motor speed signal with a setpoint speed signal to control the motor speed according to the selected setpoint speed. A three-phase variable voltage autotransformer is provided for controlling the voltage from a three-phase power supply. A corresponding plurality of current control resistors is provided in series with each phase of the autotransformer output connected to inputs of a three-phase motor. Each resistor is connected in parallel with a set of normally closed contacts of plurality of relays which are operated by control logic. A logic circuit compares the selected speed with the actual motor speed obtained from a digital tachometer monitoring the motor spindle speed and operated the relays to add or substract resistance equally in each phase of the motor input to vary the motor current to control the motor at the selected speed.

  6. New process speeds conversion of biomass to fuels

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    Conversion of Biomass to Fuels New process speeds conversion of biomass to fuels Scientists made a major step forward recently towards transforming biomass-derived molecules into...

  7. automatic speed control: Topics by E-print Network

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    INITIAL BUOYANCY TESTING modules for automatic control of freeboard and turbine operation are denoted Buoyancy' and Generators 12 Optimal Pitch, Speed and Fuel Control...

  8. adjustable speed ac: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    of Input Voltage Sag and Unbalance on DC Link Inductor and Capacitor Stress in Adjustable Speed Drives Renewable Energy Websites Summary: 's transition into single-phase operation,...

  9. ac adjustable speed: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    of Input Voltage Sag and Unbalance on DC Link Inductor and Capacitor Stress in Adjustable Speed Drives Renewable Energy Websites Summary: 's transition into single-phase operation,...

  10. Advanced Variable Speed Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump 2013...

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    Pump 2013 Peer Review Advanced Variable Speed Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump 2013 Peer Review Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program...

  11. Nationwide: Slashing Red Tape To Speed Solar Deployment for Homes...

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

    Slashing Red Tape To Speed Solar Deployment for Homes and Businesses While solar panels, inverters and other hardware are more affordable than ever before (the average cost of...

  12. aircraft by speed: Topics by E-print Network

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    model of a commercial aircraft Fernandez, Thomas 5 Aircraft deconfliction with speed regulation: new models from mixed-integer optimization Computer Technologies and...

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Speed Joining...

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    Speed Joining of Dissimilar Alloy Aluminum Tailor Welded Blanks ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Roadmap for the Automotive Market (May 1999) Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013...

  14. A Multi-Step Explicit Stereo Camera Calibration Approach to Improve Euclidean Accuracy of Large-Scale 3D Reconstruction

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    Fathi, Habib; Brilakis, Ioannis

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : conventional calibration via scene constraints of objects with precisely known geometry; and self-calibration via SfM (scene geometry plus camera parameters). (Zhang, 2000) proposed a calibration technique that requires a camera to observe a planar grid... . 161-171. Liebowitz, D., 2001. Camera calibration and reconstruction of geometry from images, s.l.: PhD Thesis, University of Oxford. Mavrinac, A., Chen, X. & Tepe, K., 2010. An automatic calibration method for stereo-based 3D distributed smart...

  15. Design of a navigation filter by analysis of local observability Pierre-Jean Bristeau, Nicolas Petit, Laurent Praly

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Design of a navigation filter by analysis of local observability Pierre-Jean Bristeau, Nicolas Petit, Laurent Praly Abstract-- This paper presents an inertial navigation filter designed. This results in temporally interconnected observers which are of the Kalman filter type. It is proven that each

  16. Applicability of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Regulations to the Management of Navigational Dredged Material from

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    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    to the Management of Navigational Dredged Material from the New York/New Jersey Harbor by Thomas John A thesis.........................................................................7 2.1 Interim Guidance for Freshwater Navigational Dredging...............................7 2 Management of Dredged Material........................................12 2.2 New York State Soil Clean Up

  17. Ultrahigh-speed etching of organic films using microwave-excited nonequilibrium atmospheric-pressure plasma

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    Yamakawa, Koji; Hori, Masaru; Goto, Toshio; Den, Shoji; Katagiri, Toshirou; Kano, Hiroyuki [Department of Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-Cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Depertment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Nagoya University, Furo-Cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Department of Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-Cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Department of Engineering, Katagiri Engineering Co., Ltd., 3-5-34 Shitte Tsurumu-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0003 (Japan); NU-EcoEngineering Co., Ltd., Ooaza Kurozasa Aza Umazutsumi Miyoshi-cho Nishikamo-gun Aichi 470-0201 (Japan)

    2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An ultrahigh etch rate (24 {mu}m/min at 155 deg. C and 0.3 mm/min at 325 deg. C) of an organic film was successfully achieved using a microwave-excited nonequilibrium atmospheric-pressure plasma source employing He and O{sub 2} gases. This has the potential to be applied to various kinds of fabrication of structures for microelectromechanical systems and bionanotechnology. A stable glow discharge was realized between the narrow gap (200 {mu}m) electrodes covered with a dielectric film in atmospheric pressure. The etching characteristics were investigated by changing the O{sub 2} flow rate and the distance of the substrate from the electrode. In order to clarify the ultrahigh etching mechanism, in situ diagnostic methods, including two-dimensional imaging of optical emissions in the plasma with an intensified charge-coupled device camera, electron-density evaluation using the Stark-broadened profile of the hydrogen Balmer beta line in optical emission spectroscopy, and two dimensional spatial distribution of ozone density measured with ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy, have been performed. It was found that O atoms were the dominant etching species for ultrahigh-speed etching of the organic film, and the effect of ozone on the etching process was negligible.

  18. Large zenith angle observations with the high-resolution GRANITE III camera

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    D. Petry; the VERITAS Collaboration

    2001-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The GRANITE III camera of the Whipple Cherenkov Telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins, Arizona (2300 m a.s.l.) has the highest angular resolution of all cameras used on this telescope so far. The central region of the camera has 379 pixels with an individual angular diameter of 0.12 degrees. This makes the instrument especially suitable for observations of gamma-induced air-showers at large zenith angles since the increase in average distance to the shower maximum leads to smaller shower images in the focal plane of the telescope. We examine the performance of the telescope for observations of gamma-induced air-showers at zenith angles up to 63 degrees based on observations of Mkn 421 and using Monte Carlo Simulations. An improvement to the standard data analysis is suggested.

  19. Large zenith angle observations with the high-resolution GRANITE III camera

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    Petry, D

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The GRANITE III camera of the Whipple Cherenkov Telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins, Arizona (2300 m a.s.l.) has the highest angular resolution of all cameras used on this telescope so far. The central region of the camera has 379 pixels with an individual angular diameter of 0.12 degrees. This makes the instrument especially suitable for observations of gamma-induced air-showers at large zenith angles since the increase in average distance to the shower maximum leads to smaller shower images in the focal plane of the telescope. We examine the performance of the telescope for observations of gamma-induced air-showers at zenith angles up to 63 degrees based on observations of Mkn 421 and using Monte Carlo Simulations. An improvement to the standard data analysis is suggested.

  20. OT 060420: A Seemingly Optical Transient Recorded by All-Sky Cameras

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    Lior Shamir; Robert J. Nemiroff

    2006-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a ~5th magnitude flash detected for approximately 10 minutes by two CONCAM all-sky cameras located in Cerro Pachon - Chile and La Palma - Spain. A third all-sky camera, located in Cerro Paranal - Chile did not detect the flash, and therefore the authors of this paper suggest that the flash was a series of cosmic-ray hits, meteors, or satellite glints. Another proposed hypothesis is that the flash was an astronomical transient with variable luminosity. In this paper we discuss bright optical transient detection using fish-eye all-sky monitors, analyze the apparently false-positive optical transient, and propose possible causes to false optical transient detection in all-sky cameras.

  1. Documenting Western Burrowing Owl Reproduction and Activity Patterns Using Motion-Activated Cameras

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    Hall, Derek B. [NSTec; Greger, Paul D. [NSTec

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We used motion-activated cameras to monitor the reproduction and patterns of activity of the Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) above ground at 45 burrows in south-central Nevada during the breeding seasons of 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2005. The 37 broods, encompassing 180 young, raised over the four years represented an average of 4.9 young per successful breeding pair. Young and adult owls were detected at the burrow entrance at all times of the day and night, but adults were detected more frequently during afternoon/early evening than were young. Motion-activated cameras require less effort to implement than other techniques. Limitations include photographing only a small percentage of owl activity at the burrow; not detecting the actual number of eggs, young, or number fledged; and not being able to track individual owls over time. Further work is also necessary to compare the accuracy of productivity estimates generated from motion-activated cameras with other techniques.

  2. A simple algorithm for beam profile diagnostics using a thermographic camera

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    Katagiri, Ken; Hojo, Satoru; Honma, Toshihiro; Suzuki, Kazutoshi; Noda, Akira; Noda, Koji [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)] [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new algorithm for digital image processing apparatuses is developed to evaluate profiles of high-intensity DC beams from temperature images of irradiated thin foils. Numerical analyses are performed to examine the reliability of the algorithm. To simulate the temperature images acquired by a thermographic camera, temperature distributions are numerically calculated for 20 MeV proton beams with different parameters. Noise in the temperature images which is added by the camera sensor is also simulated to account for its effect. Using the algorithm, beam profiles are evaluated from the simulated temperature images and compared with exact solutions. We find that niobium is an appropriate material for the thin foil used in the diagnostic system. We also confirm that the algorithm is adaptable over a wide beam current range of 0.11–214 ?A, even when employing a general-purpose thermographic camera with rather high noise (?T{sub NETD} ? 0.3 K; NETD: noise equivalent temperature difference)

  3. High speed exhaust gas recirculation valve

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    Fensom, Rod (Peterborough, GB); Kidder, David J. (Peterborough, GB)

    2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to minimize pollutants such as Nox, internal combustion engines typically include an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve that can be used to redirect a portion of exhaust gases to an intake conduit, such as an intake manifold, so that the redirected exhaust gases will be recycled. It is desirable to have an EGR valve with fast-acting capabilities, and it is also desirable to have the EGR valve take up as little space as possible. An exhaust gas recirculation valve is provided that includes an exhaust passage tube, a valve element pivotally mounted within the exhaust passage tube, a linear actuator; and a gear train. The gear train includes a rack gear operatively connected to the linear actuator, and at least one rotatable gear meshing with the rack gear and operatively connected to the valve element to cause rotation of the valve element upon actuation of the linear actuator. The apparatus provides a highly compact package having a high-speed valve actuation capability.

  4. High speed point derivative microseismic detector

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    Uhl, James Eugene (Albuquerque, NM); Warpinski, Norman Raymond (Albuquerque, NM); Whetten, Ernest Blayne (Albuquerque, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed microseismic event detector constructed in accordance with the present invention uses a point derivative comb to quickly and accurately detect microseismic events. Compressional and shear waves impinging upon microseismic receiver stations disposed to collect waves are converted into digital data and analyzed using a point derivative comb including assurance of quiet periods prior to declaration of microseismic events. If a sufficient number of quiet periods have passed, the square of a two point derivative of the incoming digital signal is compared to a trip level threshold exceeding the determined noise level to declare a valid trial event. The squaring of the derivative emphasizes the differences between noise and signal, and the valid event is preferably declared when the trip threshold has been exceeded over a temporal comb width to realize a comb over a given time period. Once a trial event has been declared, the event is verified through a spatial comb, which applies the temporal event comb to additional stations. The detector according to the present invention quickly and accurately detects initial compressional waves indicative of a microseismic event which typically exceed the ambient cultural noise level by a small amount, and distinguishes the waves from subsequent larger amplitude shear waves.

  5. High speed point derivative microseismic detector

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    Uhl, J.E.; Warpinski, N.R.; Whetten, E.B.

    1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed microseismic event detector constructed in accordance with the present invention uses a point derivative comb to quickly and accurately detect microseismic events. Compressional and shear waves impinging upon microseismic receiver stations disposed to collect waves are converted into digital data and analyzed using a point derivative comb including assurance of quiet periods prior to declaration of microseismic events. If a sufficient number of quiet periods have passed, the square of a two point derivative of the incoming digital signal is compared to a trip level threshold exceeding the determined noise level to declare a valid trial event. The squaring of the derivative emphasizes the differences between noise and signal, and the valid event is preferably declared when the trip threshold has been exceeded over a temporal comb width to realize a comb over a given time period. Once a trial event has been declared, the event is verified through a spatial comb, which applies the temporal event comb to additional stations. The detector according to the present invention quickly and accurately detects initial compressional waves indicative of a microseismic event which typically exceed the ambient cultural noise level by a small amount, and distinguishes the waves from subsequent larger amplitude shear waves. 9 figs.

  6. Representing hierarchical POMDPs as DBNs, with applications to mobile robot navigation

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    Murphy, Kevin Patrick

    Representing hierarchical POMDPs as DBNs, with applications to mobile robot navigation Kevin P and learning is faster than in SCFGs. In particular, inference in an HHMM can be done in O(T) time [MP01) takes O(T 3 ) time [JM00]. This also means learning, which uses inference as a subroutine, is faster. Y

  7. Coastal Dynamics 2013 COASTAL INLET NAVIGATION RESEARCH IN THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    of sediment was dredged at a cost of $1,322 Million. Of this total, roughly 84% was for channel maintenance manages over 40,000 km of coastal and inland navigation channels, dredging 174 Million cubic meters of sediment costing $1,322 Million in 2011. The Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) advances the state

  8. Providing Integrity for Satellite Navigation: Lessons Learned (Thus Far) from the Financial

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    Stanford University

    Providing Integrity for Satellite Navigation: Lessons Learned (Thus Far) from the Financial], the goal is to learn lessons from this experience that can improve the way that risk is assessed directly to the worldwide financial crisis of 2008 - 2009 and identifies lessons that are applicable

  9. Underwater robot navigation around a sphere using electrolocation sense and Kalman filter

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Underwater robot navigation around a sphere using electrolocation sense and Kalman filter Vincent to the model of Rasnow [3]. Unscented Kalman Filter is used to localize the robot with respect to the sphere of the parameters of the sphere. This method is based on the unscented Kalman filter. In the third part we

  10. Field Report: Long-Baseline Acoustic Navigation for Under-Ice AUV Operations

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    Singh, Hanumant

    . The drifting pack ice made vehicle recovery more challenging and necessitated atypical adaptations relatively unexplored on account of its location beneath the permanent drifting Arctic ice pack. OurField Report: Long-Baseline Acoustic Navigation for Under-Ice AUV Operations Michael V. Jakuba

  11. Conference Navigator 2.0: Community-Based Recommendation for Academic Conferences

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    Brusilovsky, Peter

    (HT) 20092 , User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP) 20093 , and 4th European Conference1 Conference Navigator 2.0: Community-Based Recommendation for Academic Conferences Chirayu. Large conferences are one of the venues suffering from this overload. Faced with several parallel

  12. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Autonomous Navigation Tool for Real & Virtual Field

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    's model. From this model a set of five control variables are derived, reducing the complexity1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Autonomous Navigation Tool on sensor fusion and fuzzy logic, has been realised. The data of various sensors are transferred to control

  13. Geospatial Mapping and Navigation of the Web Kevin S. McCurley

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    McCurley, Kevin

    Geospatial Mapping and Navigation of the Web Kevin S. McCurley IBM Almaden Research Center 650 proximity. Keywords:. Geospatial information retrieval, geographic in- formation systems, browsers by geospatial criteria. Information re- trieval based on geographic criteria is a fairly common task. Examples

  14. Geophysical flight line flying and flight path recovery utilizing the Litton LTN-76 inertial navigation system

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    Mitkus, A.F.; Cater, D.; Farmer, P.F.; Gay, S.P. Jr.

    1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Litton LTN-76 Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) with Inertial Track guidance System (ITGS) software is geared toward the airborne survey industry. This report is a summary of tests performed with the LTN-76 designed to fly an airborne geophysical survey as well as to recover the subsequent flight path utilizing INS derived coordinates.

  15. Manipulating the Future: Predictor Based Feedback for Velocity Control in Virtual Environment Navigation

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Manipulating the Future: Predictor Based Feedback for Velocity Control in Virtual Environment control. The predictor indicates to the user where and how fast he or sheis travelling and hasadirect manipulation feel to it. Experiences using the predictor to navigate over digital terrain maps are discussed

  16. Vision Based Navigation with an Experimental Satellite Konrad Makowka, Alvar Saenz-Otero, David W. Miller

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    -Otero, David W. Miller January 2012 SSL # 2-12 #12;#12;Page I Vision Based Navigation with an Experimental Satellite Testbed Konrad Makowka, Alvar Saenz-Otero, David W. Miller January 2012 SSL # 2-12 This work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Space Systems Laboratory (SSL). First, an application programming

  17. c 2013 IEEE On-Board Dual-Stereo-Vision for Autonomous Quadrotor Navigation

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    Zell, Andreas

    and Andreas Zell Abstract-- We present a quadrotor Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) capable of autonomous indoorc 2013 IEEE On-Board Dual-Stereo-Vision for Autonomous Quadrotor Navigation Konstantin Schauwecker Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are becoming increasingly popular in the robotics research community

  18. Distributed 3D Navigation and Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Aircraft-like Vehicles

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    Vehicles (AUVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) in general, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. ddimar@mit.edu underwater vehicles, the aboveDistributed 3D Navigation and Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Aircraft-like Vehicles Giannis P

  19. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada Wind Field Estimation for Small Unmanned Aerial

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    Langelaan, Jack W.

    is development of a low-cost atmospheric mea- surement and sampling system. The paper presents an error analysis with estimating wind conditions to enable gust soaring. Since the motivation is small, low cost uavs (here smallAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada Wind Field Estimation for Small

  20. Navigating the Aural Web: Augmenting User Experience for Visually Impaired and Mobile Users

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    Navigating the Aural Web: Augmenting User Experience for Visually Impaired and Mobile Users Davide and Experience Research (USER) Lab 535 W. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA Abstract The current web information architectures typical of the web. A pervasive problem in designing for web accessibility

  1. Loran for Required Navigation Performance 0.3: The Current Work of Loran Integrity Performance

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    Stanford University

    Mitchell Narins, US Federal Aviation Administration, USA 1 ABSTRACT Loran, is an attractive candidate components of the USDOT to evaluate how they propose to meet this requirement. For the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this means maintaining and upgrading a navigation infrastructure sufficient for sustaining

  2. A DME Based Area Navigation Systems for GPS/WAAS Interference Mitigation In General Aviation Applications

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    Stanford University

    States. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is leading the e ort to mod- ernize the NAS, Stanford University Abstract The Federal Aviation Administration is leading the National Airspace SystemA DME Based Area Navigation Systems for GPS/WAAS Interference Mitigation In General Aviation

  3. Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Devices, Potential Navigational Hazards and Mitigation Measures

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    Cool, Richard, M.; Hudon, Thomas, J.; Basco, David, R.; Rondorf, Neil, E.

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On April 15, 2008, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Advanced Water Power Projects which included a Topic Area for Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Market Acceleration Projects. Within this Topic Area, DOE identified potential navigational impacts of marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technologies and measures to prevent adverse impacts on navigation as a sub-topic area. DOE defines marine and hydrokinetic technologies as those capable of utilizing one or more of the following resource categories for energy generation: ocean waves; tides or ocean currents; free flowing water in rivers or streams; and energy generation from the differentials in ocean temperature. PCCI was awarded Cooperative Agreement DE-FC36-08GO18177 from the DOE to identify the potential navigational impacts and mitigation measures for marine hydrokinetic technologies. A technical report addressing our findings is available on this Science and Technology Information site under the Product Title, "Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies: Potential Navigational Impacts and Mitigation Measures". This product is a brochure, primarily for project developers, that summarizes important issues in that more comprehensive report, identifies locations where that report can be downloaded, and identifies points of contact for more information.

  4. Towards WSN-aided Navigation for Vehicles in Smart Cities : An Application Case Study

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Towards WSN-aided Navigation for Vehicles in Smart Cities : An Application Case Study Roudy Dagher--With the emergence of Smart City concept, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) become one of the key technologies availability [1]. In this context, the concept of smart cities has attracted significant research interest

  5. Virtual navigation in humans: the impact of age, sex, and hormones on place learning

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    Hamilton, Derek

    Virtual navigation in humans: the impact of age, sex, and hormones on place learning Ira Driscolla cognition in humans, while the Morris water task (MWT) is a preferred method in the domain of nonhuman animal research. The MWT is sensitive to hippocampal damage, a structure critical for normal learning

  6. The starmaze: a new paradigm to characterize multiple spatial navigation strategies

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    Arleo, Angelo

    for animal experiments and then adapted to humans using virtual reality. In both cases, up to three different Introduction Spatial navigation is a crucial function for many animal species including humans and is primarily animal or human to first acquire spatial knowledge (e.g. spatio-temporal relations between environmental

  7. The Effects of the TI-Navigator System on Student Achievement (Algebra I)

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    Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

    The Effects of the TI-Navigator System on Student Achievement (Algebra I) Demographics of Sample (n in student understanding and attitudes when technology was used in Algebra I. 2. Used two types of technology and warranted. Other technologies could also be compared and developed to contribute to algebra students

  8. Abstract-Homing and navigation capabilities are essential for many Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Abstract- Homing and navigation capabilities are essential for many Autonomous Underwater Vehicle's position in the vehicle frame. In order to triangulate his position, the AUV need to maneuver while an initial estimate of the vehicle's location with respect to a fixed or moving beacon. These initials

  9. A grazing incidence x-ray streak camera for ultrafast, single-shot measurements

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    Feng, Jun; Engelhorn, K.; Cho, B.I.; Lee, H.J.; Greaves, M.; Weber, C.P.; Falcone, R.W.; Padmore, H. A.; Heimann, P.A.

    2010-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    An ultrafast x-ray streak camera has been realized using a grazing incidence reflection photocathode. X-rays are incident on a gold photocathode at a grazing angle of 20 degree and photoemitted electrons are focused by a large aperture magnetic solenoid lens. The streak camera has high quantum efficiency, 600fs temporal resolution, and 6mm imaging length in the spectral direction. Its single shot capability eliminates temporal smearing due to sweep jitter, and allows recording of the ultrafast dynamics of samples that undergo non-reversible changes.

  10. Measurement of induced fractures by downhole TV camera in Black Warrior Basin coalbeds

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    Palmer, I.D. (Amoco Production Co., Tulsa, OK (US)); Sparks, P. (Taurus Exploration Inc., Birmingham, AL (US))

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fracture stimulation is commonly used for coal degasification at the Black Warrior basin in Alabama. To understand coalbed fracturing better, Well AM-1 in the Oak Grove field was completed openhole in the section bracketing the Black Creek coals. Special diagnostics used on this project included various injection tests, static-line pressure measurements, and a downhole television camera. The television camera observed fractures during injection tests and after the propped fracture treatment. The authors believe these are the first successful downhole television pictures of propped fractures in coalbeds. Results are compared with predictions of hydraulic fracture simulators. This is a way of calibrating hydraulic fracture models for improved design/optimization.

  11. An Extensible System For Physically-based Virtual Camera Control Using Rotational Motion Capture

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    Huebel, Robert Shelby

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 A still frame from the 2007 Sony Pictures Animation film Surf’s Up in which the character Cody Maverick addresses the camera. [21] . . 3 2.1 An example of Kolb’s results. Each frame is shot from the same position, but simulates a different real... nature of the controls made the Nintendo Wii extremely popular with “non-traditional” and first-time gamers [18]. Figure 1.2: A still frame from the 2007 Sony Pictures Animation film Surf’s Up in which the character Cody Maverick addresses the camera. [21...

  12. Calibrating Speed-Density Functions for ff SMesoscopic Traffic Simulation

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    . (1999), Tavana & Mahmassani (2000), Wang & Papageorgiou (2005), Antoniou et al. (2007) #12;Case Studies) supply #12;Case Studies (contd.) · DynaMIT speed-density function form · Performance measures ( )= - S i pointsdataofnumber speed)(count,simulated : : S iy #12;Case Studies (contd.) · Methodology ­ Large

  13. 0 Riso-R-434 Wind Speed and Direction

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    meteorological statistics for the area as it was considered a possible site for a nuclear power plant. \\ \\ Duringm I 0 Riso-R-434 t Wind Speed and Direction Changes due to Terrain Effects revealed-4000 Roskilde, Denmark May 1983 #12;RISÃ?-R-434 WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION CHANGES DUE TO TERRAIN EFFECTS

  14. An evaluation of inductance loop detectors for speed measurement accuracy

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    Cronin, Brian Patrick

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The lag time from the presence of a vehicle at an inductance loop to the actual detection of a vehicle varies. As the lag time varies so does the accuracy of speed measurement. Vehicle size, vehicle speed, detector type, detector sensitivity...

  15. RESEARCH ARTICLE Controlling speed and direction during interception

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    control models fail to explain two important aspects of locomotor interception: (1) how steering and speed. Turning rate was controlled using a steering wheel and speed was controlled using a foot pedal that is characteristic of visually guided interception. Like models of other visually guided actions, such as steering

  16. Multiprocessor Speed Scaling for Jobs with Arbitrary Sizes and Deadlines

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    Wong, Prudence W.H.

    or laptops with multi-core processors. A popular technology to reduce energy usage is dynamic speed scaling.H. Wong 1 Introduction Energy consumption has become an important concern in the design of modern energy, yet it takes longer to finish the job. The study of speed scaling was initiated by Yao et al. [6

  17. Towards Explaining the Speed of k-Means Bodo Manthey

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    Towards Explaining the Speed of k-Means Bodo Manthey University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics P. O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands b.manthey@utwente.nl The k-means method exponential worst-case running-time. To explain the speed of the k-means method, a smoothed analysis has been

  18. Structural vibration damping using lightweight, low-wave-speed media

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    Verdirame, Justin Matthew, 1978-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Incorporation of a low-density, low-wave-speed medium (LWSM) into a structure yields significant damping if the speed of wave propagation in the medium is low enough for standing waves to arise in it. In this thesis, we ...

  19. Probabilistic Wind Speed Forecasting Using Ensembles and Bayesian Model Averaging

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    Raftery, Adrian

    the chance of winds high enough to pose dangers for boats or aircraft. In situations calling for a cost/loss analysis, the probabilities of different outcomes need to be known. For wind speed, this issue often arisesProbabilistic Wind Speed Forecasting Using Ensembles and Bayesian Model Averaging J. Mc

  20. High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena,

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    Nagurney, Anna

    to Washington D.C. · A renewed interest in High Speed Rail Due to increased congestion Desire for cheaper emissions by 2.8 million tons o High speed trains use 1/3 the energy of planes and 1/5 that of cars · Reduce Resulting in improvement to those lines o Reducing operating costs due to sharing rail · Increase in freight

  1. The Boyer Benchmark at Warp Speed HenryG. Baker

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    Hunt Jr., Warren A.

    The Boyer Benchmark at Warp Speed HenryG. Baker Nimble Computer Corporation, 16231 Meadow Ridge Way, Encino, CA 91436 (818) 501-4956 (818) 986-1360 (FAX) We show how to speed up the Boyer Benchmark. INTRODUCTION The Boyer benchmark is one of the most durable benchmarks in the Lisp landscape. It was already

  2. Volunteers hope ORNL technology will speed Haiti's long quake recovery

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    Pennycook, Steve

    SCIENCE Volunteers hope ORNL technology will speed Haiti's long quake recovery The multi to speed Haiti's recovery from its devastating 2010 earthquake and improve the Haitian population's overall public health by allowing quick, in-the-field diagnoses of diseases. A team of Haiti volunteers

  3. Non-Gaussianities of primordial perturbations and tensor sound speed

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    Toshifumi Noumi; Masahide Yamaguchi

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the relation between the non-Gaussianities of the primordial perturbations and the sound speed of the tensor perturbations, that is, the propagation speed of the gravitational waves. We find that the sound speed of the tensor perturbations is directly related not to the auto-bispectrum of the tensor perturbations but to the cross-bispectrum of the primordial perturbations, especially, the scalar-tensor-tensor bispectrum. This result is in sharp contrast with the case of the scalar (curvature) perturbations, where their reduced sound speed enhances their auto-bispectrum. Our findings indicate that the scalar-tensor-tensor bispectrum can be a powerful tool to probe the sound speed of the tensor perturbations.

  4. Hydropower at flood control reservoirs - the variable speed option

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    Laurence, K.; Yale, J. [Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Denver, CO (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Application of hydroelectric turbine-generators to flood control has been limited due to the inability of a single turbine to operate efficiently over the wide head and flow ranges encountered. Multiple and different unit combinations have been applied to this problem, but the cost of the additional unit(s), powerhouse, and supporting facilities typically causes the project to become unfeasible. Variable speed operation can increase the operating range of a single turbine, and significantly improve efficiency over single speed units. This can make hydroelectric generation at flood control projects feasible. This paper presents a comparison of the application of variable speed units, two speed units, and single speed units at the Blue River Dam Hydroelectric Project. The project consists of the addition of a powerhouse to an existing Army Corps of Engineers flood control project. Efficiency data for the different types of units are compared and historical flow and release data are used in a computer model to simulate plant operation.

  5. The eye has often been compared to a camera. It would be more appropriate to compare it to a TV camera attached to an automatically tracking tripod--a machine that is self-

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    Hubel, David

    3. THE EYE The eye has often been compared to a camera. It would be more appropriate to compare inventions, including computer-assisted cameras, can begin to rival the eye. This chapter is mainly about the neural part of the eye--the retina--but I will begin with a short description of the eyeball

  6. High-speed electrochemistry using ultramicroelectrodes

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    Walsh, M.R.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research investigates the use of ultramicroelectrodes in performing electrochemistry on microsecond and nanosecond time scales. One purpose of this research was to look at new ways to apply ultramicroelectrodes to high speed experiments. Some of the aspects that are discussed in this thesis are: (a) A novel technique was developed for measuring currents on short time scales that involves conversion of the current to light using a light emitting diode and measuring the light intensity as a function of time using time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC). Computer processing of the light intensity data can convert this data back to current. The technique is capable of measurements on nanosecond time scales, but TCSPC requires tens or hundreds of millions of experiments to obtain a complete set of data and this frequently results in severe electrode fouling problems. (b) Potential step experiments were used instead of potential sweep experiments. Potential step experiments enable the separation in time of the faradaic and charging currents for chemical systems in which the faradaic impedance is greater than the uncompensated solution resistance. (c) For systems in which the faradaic impedance and uncompensated resistance are of the same order of magnitude, a computer simulation was developed which accounts for the interaction of the faradaic and double layer charging processes. (d) Application of short time scale experiments to the study of surface processes. Some processes studied in this work are the oxidation of clean platinum surfaces, electrode reactions of anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonic acid adsorbed on mercury, reductive hydrogen adsorption on platinum and double layer charging. (e) A study of the smallest available time constants was performed, taking into account non-idealities in the electrode such as stray capacitance and resistance of the electrode itself.

  7. A liquid xenon PET camera -Simulation and position sensitive PMT tests S.Jan, J.Collot, E Tournefier

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A liquid xenon PET camera - Simulation and position sensitive PMT tests S.Jan, J.Collot, E a Positron Emission Tomograph (PET) based on the use of liquid xenon (LXe) as an active medium. This PET (½½ ) PET camera dedicated to hadrontherapy is also considered. This development is proposed by three

  8. Demo Abstract: A Storage-centric Camera Sensor Network Gaurav Mathur, Paul Chukiu, Peter Desnoyers, Deepak Ganesan, Prashant Shenoy

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    Shenoy, Prashant

    -time of the battery and consequently, the life of the storage-centric camera sensor network. Categories and SubjectDemo Abstract: A Storage-centric Camera Sensor Network Gaurav Mathur, Paul Chukiu, Peter Desnoyers-efficiency and storage capacity of new-generation NAND flash memory makes a compelling case for storage-centric sensor

  9. An Eye for an Eye: A Single Camera Gaze-Replacement Method The Blavatnik School of Computer Science

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    Wolf, Lior

    An Eye for an Eye: A Single Camera Gaze-Replacement Method Lior Wolf The Blavatnik School an effective so- lution to this problem that is based on replacing the eyes of the user. This replacement, when is asked to look straight at the camera. We store these frames,then track the eyes accurately in the video

  10. In: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation, Orlando, Florida, May 2006 Foveated vision systems with two cameras per eye

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    Ude, Ales

    systems with two cameras per eye Ales Ude1,3 Chris Gaskett4 Gordon Cheng1,2 1 ATR Comput. Neurosc. Lab foveation using two rigidly connected cameras in each eye. We present an exhaustive analysis of the relation the foveated structure of the human eye. Foveation is useful because, firstly, it enables the robot to monitor

  11. Osaka UniversityOsaka University Collision-Free Chase-Camera Movement in a 3D Virtual Environment

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    Lindeman, Robert W.

    decomposition method. The method is composed of three steps. STEP1: Creating a roadmap graph in static environments A roadmap graph that is collision-free is created as a set of cells by using hierarchical cell decomposition based on loose kd-tree. By making the camera move on the roadmap graph, a camera movement

  12. X-ray streak camera diagnostics of picosecond laser-plasma interactions

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    Cobble, J.A.; Fulton, R.D.; Jones, L.A.; Kyrala, G.A.; Schappert, G.T.; Taylor, A.J.; Wahlin, E.K.

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An x-ray streak camera is used to diagnose a laser-produced Al plasma with time resolution of {approximately}10 ps. A streak record of filtered emission and a time-integrated transmission grating spectrum reveal that the plasma radiation is dominated by emission from He- and H-like resonance lines. 11 refs.

  13. X-ray streak camera diagnostics of picosecond laser-plasma interactions

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    Cobble, J.A.; Fulton, R.D.; Jones, L.A.; Kyrala, G.A.; Schappert, G.T.; Taylor, A.J.; Wahlin, E.K.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An x-ray streak camera is used to diagnose a laser-produced Al plasma with time resolution of {approximately}10 ps. A streak record of filtered emission and a time-integrated transmission grating spectrum reveal that the plasma radiation is dominated by emission from He- and H-like resonance lines. 11 refs.

  14. Feasibility of observing dayside aurora using NIR camera onboard high-altitude balloons

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    Lummerzheim, Dirk

    Feasibility of observing dayside aurora using NIR camera onboard high-altitude balloons X.-Y. Zhou-duration balloons. This effort is motivated by science interest in the dayside aurora. Model predictions indicate decreases with increasing altitude. To address the question whether aurora can indeed be detected

  15. Virtual Lock: A Smartphone Application for Personal Surveillance Using Camera Sensor Networks

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    . A major application of camera sensor networks is surveil- lance and security. Tim Ellis [9] implemented infrared (PIR) sensors to supple- ment algorithms of detecting and tracking humans which can sometimes cause false alarms. By combining PIR sensors with those algorithms, they could avoid false alarms

  16. Monte-Carlo simulation of gamma-cameras using GEANT J. Berthot 2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of GEANT in fortran, for imaging low energy gamma rays from 99m Tc. We studied the reliability detected in the camera. II. STRUCTURE OF THE SIMULATION CODE We are going to describe the different parts of -Ferrand, France Abstract There is a growing interest among nuclear and particle physicists for the application

  17. Confidentiality Agreement Relating to In Camera Inspection of Materials Subject to Publication Restrictions

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    , research paper, project or other work that arises out of Restricted Materials, strictly confidentialConfidentiality Agreement Relating to In Camera Inspection of Materials Subject to Publication of materials which are presently subject to publication restrictions outlined in the New Jersey Institute

  18. Participatory Sensing in Commerce: Using Mobile Camera Phones to Track Market Price Dispersion

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    Bulusu, Nirupama

    their choices. Nevertheless, a major cause is the consumer search cost incurred in collecting pricingParticipatory Sensing in Commerce: Using Mobile Camera Phones to Track Market Price Dispersion In economics, price dispersion refers to the price difference of a homogeneous good across different vendors

  19. Guidelines for Final Camera-Ready Manuscripts XXXXX Miya and YYYYY ZZZZ

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    Tachizawa, Kazuya

    Guidelines for Final Camera-Ready Manuscripts XXXXX Miya and YYYYY ZZZZ Department of Information to the directions reported in this document. I. INTRODUCTION This document shows guidelines for preparing a final is 4mm (0.17 in). Paragraph indentation is 3.5 mm (0.14 in). D. Style The style of the paper is single

  20. Heat of the Moment: Characterizing the Efficacy of Thermal Camera-Based Attacks

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    Heat of the Moment: Characterizing the Efficacy of Thermal Camera-Based Attacks Keaton Mowery UC to analyze the data. First, we present code recovery re- sults from human review of our test data set lock on an industrial safe, he found that body heat from the user transferred to the individual keys

  1. Optical Comb Generation for Streak Camera Calibration for Inertial Confinement Fusion Experiments

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    Ronald Justin, Terence Davies, Frans Janson, Bruce Marshall, Perry Bell, Daniel Kalantar, Joseph Kimbrough, Stephen Vernon, Oliver Sweningsen

    2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is coming on-line to support physics experimentation for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Stockpile Stewardship (SS). Optical streak cameras are an integral part of the experimental diagnostics instrumentation at NIF. To accurately reduce streak camera data a highly accurate temporal calibration is required. This article describes a technique for simultaneously generating a precise +/- 2 ps optical marker pulse (fiducial reference) and trains of precisely timed, short-duration optical pulses (so-called “comb” pulse trains) that are suitable for the timing calibrations. These optical pulse generators are used with the LLNL optical streak cameras. They are small, portable light sources that, in the comb mode, produce a series of temporally short, uniformly spaced optical pulses, using a laser diode source. Comb generators have been produced with pulse-train repetition rates up to 10 GHz at 780 nm, and somewhat lower frequencies at 664 nm. Individual pulses can be as short as 25-ps FWHM. Signal output is via a fiber-optic connector on the front panel of the generator box. The optical signal is transported from comb generator to streak camera through multi-mode, graded-index optical fiber.

  2. Study of the digital camera acquisition process and statistical modeling of the sensor raw data

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    Study of the digital camera acquisition process and statistical modeling of the sensor raw data C. In the present report we present a detailed analysis of the digital image acquisition process which allows us. Aguerrebere, J. Delon, Y. Gousseau, P. Mus´e 1 Introduction The accurate modeling of the acquisition process

  3. Multi-camera Tracking of Articulated Human Motion Using Motion and Shape Cues

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    Sundaresan, Aravind

    of this energy image. We can then obtain the pose that possesses the least energy using optimisation P cameras and an articulated human shape model. Tracking is performed using motion cues as well as image multi-scale parametric optimisation to estimate the pixel displacement for each body segment. We

  4. A smart camera application: DSP-based people detection and tracking

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    Cheng, Victor

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and any camera angle. First an adaptive background subtraction module is used to obtain potential moving target areas. Second a human body detection module is activated to locate the heads. Third a multi-target tracking module is deployed to resolve...

  5. Status Update and Closed-Loop Performance of the Magellan Adaptive Optics VisAO Camera

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    Kopon, Derek; Males, Jared; Gasho, Victor; Morzinski, Katie; Follette, Katherine

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present laboratory results of the closed-loop performance of the Magellan Adaptive Optics (AO) Adaptive Secondary Mirror (ASM), pyramid wavefront sensor (PWFS), and VisAO visible adaptive optics camera. The Magellan AO system is a 585-actuator low-emissivity high-throughput system scheduled for first light on the 6.5 meter Magellan Clay telescope in November 2012. Using a dichroic beamsplitter near the telescope focal plane, the AO system will be able to simultaneously perform visible (500-1000 nm) AO science with our VisAO camera and either 10 micron or 3-5 micron science using either the BLINC/MIRAC4 or CLIO cameras, respectively. The ASM, PWS, and VisAO camera have undergone final system tests in the solar test tower at the Arcetri Institute in Florence, Italy, reaching Strehls of 37% in i'-band with 400 modes and simulated turbulence of 14 cm ro at v-band. We present images and test results of the assembled VisAO system, which includes our prototype advanced Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC), prot...

  6. Share Risk and Energy: Sampling and Communication Strategies for Multi-Camera Wireless Monitoring

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    Shihada, Basem

    . and a solar panel). As the radio transceiver is often the largest energy consumer, minimizing the transmittedShare Risk and Energy: Sampling and Communication Strategies for Multi-Camera Wireless Monitoring to build optimal sampling configuration by exploiting the broadcast nature of wireless communication

  7. VASCONCELOS, BARRETO: RELATIVE POSE BETWEEN AXIAL CAMERAS 1 Towards a minimal solution for the relative

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    Barreto, Joao

    is central iff all the back-projection rays intersect in a single point in 3D, that is the viewpoint in 3D (the axis). The axial camera can be used to model vision systems and imaging situations of practical interest. Examples include any catadioptric system that combines a revolution mirror

  8. A Smart Assistant for Shooting Virtual Cinematography with Motion-Tracked Cameras

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Smart Assistant for Shooting Virtual Cinematography with Motion-Tracked Cameras Christophe Lino This demonstration shows how an automated assistant en- coded with knowledge of cinematography practice can offer, called Director's Lens, uses an intelligent cinematography engine to compute, at the request

  9. Down the retirement risk zone with gun and camera Geoffrey Kingston

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    Blennerhassett, Peter

    for negotiating the risk zone.1 Fortunately, economic logic comes to the rescue. Early retirement is particularly1 Down the retirement risk zone with gun and camera Geoffrey Kingston Lance Fisher Department;2 Abstract The retirement risk zone represents a fragile period in the financial life cycle of people

  10. "Demonstration of Pulsed X-ray Machine Radiography as an Alternative to Industry Radiography Cameras,

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    "Demonstration of Pulsed X-ray Machine Radiography as an Alternative to Industry Radiography Cameras, Demonstration Pilot Project" Draft Final Report SwRI® Project 14.12444 Prepared for U. S Illustration of defects reported in the 4-inch-diameter pipe weld for both isotopic and pulsed x

  11. High Performance Cooled CCD Camera System 1020 Sundown Way, Ste 150

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    Kleinfeld, David

    High Performance Cooled CCD Camera System ALTA U42 1020 Sundown Way, Ste 150 Roseville CA 95661 USA in cards or external controllers · Programmable, intelligent cooling to 45°C below ambient (D02 housing with every system · Field upgradeable firmware · Fused silica windows · Runs from single 12V supply

  12. An Automatic Image Reduction Pipeline for the Advanced Camera for Surveys

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    Johns Hopkins University, Department of Physics and Astonomy, Advanced Camera for Surveys Team

    are constructed similar to those used in STScI OPUS pipeline. Reading and manipulation of FITS images and tables and catalogs) for archiving purposes. Although Apsis was designed primarily as an automated pipeline, it canAn Automatic Image Reduction Pipeline for the Advanced Camera for Surveys John P. Blakeslee

  13. Modeling and Visualization of Human Activities for Multi-Camera Networks

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    Sankaranarayanan, Aswin C.

    of the scene. These are used to render the scene with virtual 3D human models that mimic the observed instant are then presented to a rendering engine that animates a set of virtual actors synthesizing1 Modeling and Visualization of Human Activities for Multi-Camera Networks Aswin C

  14. Effect Of Platooning on Fuel Consumption of Class 8 Vehicles Over a Range of Speeds, Following Distances, and Mass

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    Lammert, M. P.; Duran, A.; Diez, J.; Burton, K.; Nicholson, A.

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research project evaluates fuel consumption results of two Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations platooned together compared to their standalone fuel consumption. A series of ten modified SAE Type II J1321 fuel consumption track tests were performed to document fuel consumption of two platooned vehicles and a control vehicle at varying steady-state speeds, following distances, and gross vehicle weights (GVWs). The steady-state speeds ranged from 55 mph to 70 mph, the following distances ranged from a 20-ft following distance to a 75-ft following distance, and the GVWs were 65K lbs and 80K lbs. All tractors involved had U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-compliant aerodynamics packages installed, and the trailers were equipped with side skirts. Effects of vehicle speed, following distance, and GVW on fuel consumption were observed and analyzed. The platooning demonstration system used in this study consisted of radar systems, Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, vehicle braking and torque control interface, cameras and driver displays. The lead tractor consistently demonstrated an improvement in average fuel consumption reduction as following distance decreased, with results showing 2.7% to 5.3% fuel savings at a GVW of 65k. The trailing vehicle achieved fuel consumption savings ranging from 2.8% to 9.7%; tests during which the engine cooling fan did not operate achieved savings of 8.4% to 9.7%. 'Team' fuel savings, considering the platooned vehicles as one, ranged from 3.7% to 6.4%, with the best combined result being for 55 mph, 30-ft following distance, and 65k GVW.

  15. Calibration of time-of-flight cameras for accurate intraoperative surface reconstruction

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    Mersmann, Sven; Seitel, Alexander; Maier-Hein, Lena [Division of Medical and Biological Informatics, Junior Group Computer-assisted Interventions, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69120 (Germany)] [Division of Medical and Biological Informatics, Junior Group Computer-assisted Interventions, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69120 (Germany); Erz, Michael; Jähne, Bernd [Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI), University of Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69115 (Germany)] [Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI), University of Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69115 (Germany); Nickel, Felix; Mieth, Markus; Mehrabi, Arianeb [Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69120 (Germany)] [Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg 69120 (Germany)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: In image-guided surgery (IGS) intraoperative image acquisition of tissue shape, motion, and morphology is one of the main challenges. Recently, time-of-flight (ToF) cameras have emerged as a new means for fast range image acquisition that can be used for multimodal registration of the patient anatomy during surgery. The major drawbacks of ToF cameras are systematic errors in the image acquisition technique that compromise the quality of the measured range images. In this paper, we propose a calibration concept that, for the first time, accounts for all known systematic errors affecting the quality of ToF range images. Laboratory and in vitro experiments assess its performance in the context of IGS.Methods: For calibration the camera-related error sources depending on the sensor, the sensor temperature and the set integration time are corrected first, followed by the scene-specific errors, which are modeled as function of the measured distance, the amplitude and the radial distance to the principal point of the camera. Accounting for the high accuracy demands in IGS, we use a custom-made calibration device to provide reference distance data, the cameras are calibrated too. To evaluate the mitigation of the error, the remaining residual error after ToF depth calibration was compared with that arising from using the manufacturer routines for several state-of-the-art ToF cameras. The accuracy of reconstructed ToF surfaces was investigated after multimodal registration with computed tomography (CT) data of liver models by assessment of the target registration error (TRE) of markers introduced in the livers.Results: For the inspected distance range of up to 2 m, our calibration approach yielded a mean residual error to reference data ranging from 1.5 ± 4.3 mm for the best camera to 7.2 ± 11.0 mm. When compared to the data obtained from the manufacturer routines, the residual error was reduced by at least 78% from worst calibration result to most accurate manufacturer data. After registration of the CT data with the ToF data, the mean TRE ranged from 3.7 ± 2.1 mm for point-based and 5.7 ± 1.9 mm for surface-based registration for the best camera to 6.2 ± 3.4 and 11.1 ± 2.8 mm, respectively. Compared to data provided by the manufacturer, the mean TRE decreased by 8%–60% for point-based and by 18%–74% for surface-based registration.Conclusions: Using the proposed calibration approach improved the measurement accuracy of all investigated ToF cameras. Although evaluated in the context of intraoperative image acquisition, the proposed calibration procedure can easily be applied to other medical applications using ToF cameras, such as patient positioning or respiratory motion tracking in radiotherapy.

  16. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Global Onshore Wind Speed Distribution

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    Zhou, Yuyu; Smith, Steven J.

    2013-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind power, a renewable energy source, can play an important role in electrical energy generation. Information regarding wind energy potential is important both for energy related modeling and for decision-making in the policy community. While wind speed datasets with high spatial and temporal resolution are often ultimately used for detailed planning, simpler assumptions are often used in analysis work. An accurate representation of the wind speed frequency distribution is needed in order to properly characterize wind energy potential. Using a power density method, this study estimated global variation in wind parameters as fitted to a Weibull density function using NCEP/CFSR reanalysis data. The estimated Weibull distribution performs well in fitting the time series wind speed data at the global level according to R2, root mean square error, and power density error. The spatial, decadal, and seasonal patterns of wind speed distribution were then evaluated. We also analyzed the potential error in wind power estimation when a commonly assumed Rayleigh distribution (Weibull k = 2) is used. We find that the assumption of the same Weibull parameter across large regions can result in substantial errors. While large-scale wind speed data is often presented in the form of average wind speeds, these results highlight the need to also provide information on the wind speed distribution.

  17. Pitch-controlled variable-speed wind turbine generation

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    Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C.P.

    2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind energy is a viable option to complement other types of pollution-free generation. In the early development of wind energy, the majority of wind turbines were operated at constant speed. Recently, the number of variable-speed wind turbines installed in wind farms has increased and more wind turbine manufacturers are making variable-speed wind turbines. This paper covers the operation of variable-speed wind turbines with pitch control. The system the authors considered is controlled to generate maximum energy while minimizing loads. The maximization of energy was only carried out on a static basis and only drive train loads were considered as a constraint. In medium wind speeds, the generator and power converter control the wind turbine to capture maximum energy from the wind. In the high wind speed region, the wind turbine is controlled to maintain the aerodynamic power produced by the wind turbine. Two methods to adjust the aerodynamic power were investigated: pitch control and generator load control, both of which are employed to control the operation of the wind turbine. The analysis and simulation shows that the wind turbine can be operated at its optimum energy capture while minimizing the load on the wind turbine for a wide range of wind speeds.

  18. Engine control system having speed-based timing

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    Willi, Martin L. (Dunlap, IL); Fiveland, Scott B. (Metamora, IL); Montgomery, David T. (Edelstein, IL); Gong, Weidong (Dunlap, IL)

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A control system for an engine having a cylinder is disclosed having an engine valve movable to regulate a fluid flow of the cylinder and an actuator associated with the engine valve. The control system also has a controller in communication with the actuator. The controller is configured to receive a signal indicative of engine speed and compare the engine speed signal with a desired engine speed. The controller is also configured to selectively regulate the actuator to adjust a timing of the engine valve to control an amount of air/fuel mixture delivered to the cylinder based on the comparison.

  19. Critical speed measurements in the Tevatron cold compressors

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    DeGraff, B.; Bossert, R.; Martinez, A.; Soyars, W.M.; /Fermilab

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fermilab Tevatron cryogenic system utilizes high-speed centrifugal cold compressors, manufactured by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (IHI), for high energy operations. Nominal operating range for these compressors is 43,000 to 85,000 rpm. Past foil bearing failures prompted investigation to determine if critical speeds for operating compressors fall within operating range. Data acquisition hardware and software settings will be discussed for measuring liftoff, first critical and second critical speeds. Several tests provided comparisons between an optical displacement probe and accelerometer measurements. Vibration data and analysis of the 20 Tevatron ring cold compressors will be presented.

  20. Coal-fueled high-speed diesel engine development

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    Kakwani, R. M.; Winsor, R. E.; Ryan, III, T. W.; Schwalb, J. A.; Wahiduzzaman, S.; Wilson, Jr., R. P.

    1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this program are to study combustion feasibility by running Series 149 engine tests at high speeds with a fuel injection and combustion system designed for coal-water-slurry (CWS). The following criteria will be used to judge feasibility: (1) engine operation for sustained periods over the load range at speeds from 600 to 1900 rpm. The 149 engine for mine-haul trucks has a rated speed of 1900 rpm; (2) reasonable fuel economy and coal burnout rate; (3) reasonable cost of the engine design concept and CWS fuel compared to future oil prices.