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VIN# JTNBB46K773007129 Vehicle Specifications  

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K773007129 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,109 lbs Features: Four-wheel disk brakes ABS w...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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E27C177982 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 981 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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VIN# JHMFA36216S019329 Vehicle Specifications  

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16S019329 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 15 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 968 lbs Features: Front disk brakes wEBD brake...

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VIN# JHMZE2H59AS011748 Vehicle Specifications  

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H59AS011748 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 907 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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E87C172351 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 981 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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VIN# JTNBB46K673006330 Vehicle Specifications  

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K673006330 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,109 lbs Features: Four-wheel disk brakes ABS w...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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Z07S838122 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4 cylinder Electric Motor: 14.5 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,244 lbs Features: Regenerative braking wABS 4...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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2AR194699 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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2WD VIN 1FMYU95H75KC45881 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 70 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Features: Four wheel drive Regenerative...

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VIN# JHMZE2H78AS010141 Vehicle Specifications  

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H78AS010141 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 907 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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4AR144757 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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VIN# JTDKN3DU5A0006063 Vehicle Specifications  

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DU5A0006063 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 885 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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VIN# JHMFA36246S018725 Vehicle Specifications  

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46S018725 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 15 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 968 lbs Features: Front disk brakes wEBD brake...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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Z37S813344 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4 cylinder Electric Motor: 14.5 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,244 lbs Features: Regenerative braking wABS 4...

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VIN# JTDKN3DU2A5010462 Vehicle Specifications  

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DU2A5010462 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 885 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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Vehicle Specifications  

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4WD VIN 1FMCU96H15KE18237 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 70 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Features: Four wheel drive Regenerative...

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VIN# JTEDW21A160006395 Vehicle Specifications Engine...  

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Toyota Highlander VIN JTEDW21A160006395 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 3.3 L V6 Electric Motor: Front - 123 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Seven Payload: 1,557 lbs Features:...

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VIN# JTDKB20U740012721 Vehicle Specifications  

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Toyota Prius VIN JTDKB20U740012721 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 50 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 905 lbs Features: CVT...

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SOLAR BATTERY CHARGERS FOR NIMH BATTERIES1 Abstract -This paper proposes new solar battery  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SOLAR BATTERY CHARGERS FOR NIMH BATTERIES1 Abstract - This paper proposes new solar battery chargers for NiMH batteries. Used with portable solar panels, existing charge control methods are shown of consumer portable solar arrays. These new arrays are lightweight, durable, and flexible and have been

Lehman, Brad

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Implications of NiMH Hysteresis on HEV Battery Testing and Performance  

SciTech Connect

Nickel Metal-Hydride (NiMH) is an advanced high-power battery technology that is presently employed in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and is one of several technologies undergoing continuing research and development by FreedomCAR. Unlike some other HEV battery technologies, NiMH exhibits a strong hysteresis effect upon charge and discharge. This hysteresis has a profound impact on the ability to monitor state-of-charge and battery performance. Researchers at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) have been investigating the implications of NiMH hysteresis on HEV battery testing and performance. Experimental results, insights, and recommendations are presented.

Motloch, Chester George; Belt, Jeffrey R; Hunt, Gary Lynn; Ashton, Clair Kirkendall; Murphy, Timothy Collins; Miller, Ted J.; Coates, Calvin; Tataria, H. S.; Lucas, Glenn E.; Duong, T.Q.; Barnes, J.A.; Sutula, Raymond

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1999 Toyota RAV 4 EV Performance Characterization: Panasonic NiMH Battery -- Conductive Charging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report characterizes the performance of the 1998 and 1999 Toyota RAV 4 conductively-charged electric vehicle models equipped with Panasonic Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The tests performed were: weight certification, range, state of charge meter evaluation, sound level, acceleration, maximum speed, braking, power quality evaluation, and charger performance.

1999-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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1999 Toyota RAV 4 EV Performance Characterization: Panasonic NiMH Battery -- Inductive Charging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report characterizes the performance of a 1999 Toyota RAV 4 inductively-charged electric vehicle equipped with Panasonic Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The tests performed were weight certification, range, vehicle performance, sound level tests, power quality evaluation, state of charge meter evaluation, and charger performance.

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Positive design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article is focused on the changes needed in design to create positive solutions for all involved in design processes. It draws upon the rich discussion and discourse from a conference focused on positive design involving managers, designers, and ...

Jurgen Faust

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POSITIONING DEVICE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioner is described for a vertical reactor-control rod. The positioner comprises four grooved friction rotatable members that engage the control rod on all sides and shift it longitudinally. The four friction members are drivingly interconnected for conjoint rotation and comprise two pairs of coaxial members. The members of each pair are urged toward one another by hydraulic or pneumatic pressure and thus grip the control rod so as to hold it in any position or adjust it. Release of the by-draulic or pneumatic pressure permits springs between the friction members of each pair to force them apart, whereby the control rod moves quickly by gravity into the reactor.

Wall, R.R.; Peterson, D.L.

1959-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Positioning apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for precisely positioning materials test specimens within the optimum neutron flux path emerging from a neutron source located in a housing. The test specimens are retained in a holder mounted on the free end of a support pivotably mounted and suspended from a movable base plate. The support is gravity biased to urge the holder in a direction longitudinally of the flux path against the housing. Means are provided for moving the base plate in two directions to effect movement of the holder in two mutually perpendicular directions normal to the axis of the flux path.

Vogel, Max A. (Kennewick, WA); Alter, Paul (Richland, WA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Positioning apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is provided for precisely adjusting the position of an article relative to a beam emerging from a neutron source disposed in a housing. The apparatus includes a support pivotably mounted on a movable base plate and freely suspended therefrom. The support is gravity biased toward the housing and carries an article holder movable in a first direction longitudinally of the axis of said beam and normally urged into engagement against said housing. Means are provided for moving the base plate in two directions to effect movement of the suspended holder in two mutually perpendicular directions, respectively, normal to the axis of the beam.

Vogel, M.A.; Alter, P.

1983-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - toyrav96.html  

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1996 Toyota RAV4 VIN:327T0220000000000 Seatbelt Positions: Four Standard Features: Air Conditioning (Heat Pump) Heating (Heat Pump) Front Wheel Drive Power Steering Power...

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Microsoft Word - toyrav98.html  

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Seatbelt Positions: Five Standard Features: AMFM Stereo Radio Tilt Steering Wheel Air Conditioning (Gas Injection Heat Pump) Heater (Gas Injection Heat Pump) Front Wheel...

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen  

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Golf TDI Bluemotion VIN: WVWZZZ1KZAW388111 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control...

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PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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2006 Honda Civic VIN: JHMFA36216S019329 Seatbelt Positions: Five Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Space...

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WEIGHTS  

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208 VAC 3-Phase 2008 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved Base Vehicle: 2008 Roush Industries Roush REV VIN: 9BFBT32N767991505 Seatbelt Positions: Two...

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Applications All Rights Reserved VEHICLE FEATURES Base Vehicle: 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid VIN: JTDKN3DU2A5010462 Seatbelt Positions: Five Standard Features: Air...

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Prius REV dbk.indd  

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Applications A All Rights Reserved VEHICLE FEATURES Base Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Prius VIN: JJ2BK18U820042105 Seatbelt Positions: Five Standard Features: CARB Certifi ed as...

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NEV America U.S. Dept. of Energy Field Operations Program - 2002...  

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Applications All Rights Reserved PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 2002 Global Electric Motorcars E825 2-Passenger VIN: TEST10012P03 Seatbelt Positions: Two Standard...

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Microsoft Word - ford.html  

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Ford Ranger EV VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1998 Ford Ranger VIN: 1FTCR100XWSA00951 Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features: AMFM Stereo Radio...

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Fluorescent Optical Position Sensor  

Sandia National Laboratories has created a method and apparatus for measuring the position of an object.  It relies on the attenuation of fluorescence light carried inside a fluorescent optical fiber to determine the position of an object. 

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Positioning using local maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is often useful to know the positions of nodes in a network. However, in a large network it is impractical to build a single global map. In this paper, we present a new approach for distributed localization called Positioning using Local Maps (PLM). ... Keywords: Localization, Multidimensional scaling, Multilateration, Relative position estimation

Yi Shang; Wheeler Ruml; Markus P. J. Fromherz

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addressing Missclassified Positions  

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

2 2009 2 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTORS FROM: CAPITAL OFFICER SUBJECT: GULDANCE MEMORANDUM #3: Addressing Misclassified Positions This memorandum provides policy guidance on how to consistently address misclassified positions within the Department and is effective immediately. There are several different circumstances that affect how a misclassified position will be addressed. These are discussed below: If it is determined that a position is classified to the wrong title, then the classification must be corrected immediately. If it is determined that a position is classified to the wrong series, then the classification must be corrected immediately. Note: The series determination involves distinguishing between one-grade interval work and two-grade interval

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Beam position monitor  

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An apparatus for determining the position of an x-ray beam relative to a desired beam axis where the apparatus is positioned along the beam path so that a thin metal foil target intersects the x-ray beam generating fluorescent radiation. A PIN diode array is positioned so that a portion of the fluorescent radiation is intercepted by the array resulting in a series of electrical signals from the PIN diodes making up the array. The signals are then analyzed and the position of the x-ray beam is determined relative to the desired beam path.

Alkire, Randy W.; Rosenbaum, Gerold; Evans, Gwyndaf

2000-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Positioning and locking apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioning and locking apparatus are disclosed including a fixture having a rotatable torque ring provided with a plurality of cam segments for automatically guiding a container into a desired location within the fixture. Rotation of the ring turns the container into a final position in pressure sealing relation against a hatch member. 6 figs.

Hayward, M.L.; Harper, W.H.

1987-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Positioning and locking apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioning and locking apparatus including a fixture having a rotatable torque ring provided with a plurality of cam segments for automatically guiding a container into a desired location within the fixture. Rotation of the ring turns the container into a final position in pressure sealing relation against a hatch member.

Hayward, Milton L. (2305 Greenbrook Blvd., Richland, WA 99352); Harper, William H. (1454 Amon Dr., Richland, WA 99352)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Positioning and locking apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioning and locking apparatus including a fixture having a rotatable torque ring provided with a plurality of cam segments for automatically guiding a container into a desired location within the fixture. Rotation of the ring turns the container into a final position in pressure sealing relation against a hatch member.

Hayward, M.L.; Harper, W.H.

1985-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Video image position determination  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical beam position controller in which a video camera captures an image of the beam in its video frames, and conveys those images to a processing board which calculates the centroid coordinates for the image. The image coordinates are used by motor controllers and stepper motors to position the beam in a predetermined alignment. In one embodiment, system noise, used in conjunction with Bernoulli trials, yields higher resolution centroid coordinates.

Christensen, Wynn (Los Alamos, NM); Anderson, Forrest L. (Bernalillo, NM); Kortegaard, Birchard L. (Los Alamos, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon position measure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The positive operator valued measure (POVM) for a photon counting array detector is derived and found to equal photon flux density integrated over pixel area and measurement time. Since photon flux density equals number density multiplied by the speed of light, this justifies theoretically the observation that a photon counting array provides a coarse grained measurement of photon position. The POVM obtained here can be written as a set of projectors onto a basis of localized states, consistent with the description of photon position in a recent quantum imaging proposal [M. Tsang, Phys. Rev. Lett. \\textbf{102}, 253601 (2009)]. The wave function that describes a photon counting experiment is the projection of the photon state vector onto this localized basis. Collapse is to the electromagnetic vacuum and not to a localized state, thus violating the text book rules of quantum mechanics but compatible with the theory of generalized observables and the nonlocalizability of an incoming photon.

Hawton, Margaret

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon position measure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The positive operator valued measure (POVM) for a photon counting array detector is derived and found to equal photon flux density integrated over pixel area and measurement time. Since photon flux density equals number density multiplied by the speed of light, this justifies theoretically the observation that a photon counting array provides a coarse grained measurement of photon position. The POVM obtained here can be written as a set of projectors onto a basis of localized states, consistent with the description of photon position in a recent quantum imaging proposal [M. Tsang, Phys. Rev. Lett. \\textbf{102}, 253601 (2009)]. The wave function that describes a photon counting experiment is the projection of the photon state vector onto this localized basis. Collapse is to the electromagnetic vacuum and not to a localized state, thus violating the text book rules of quantum mechanics but compatible with the theory of generalized observables and the nonlocalizability of an incoming photon.

Margaret Hawton

2010-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine nozzle positioning system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nozzle guide vane assembly having a preestablished rate of thermal expansion is positioned in a gas turbine engine and being attached to conventional metallic components. The nozzle guide vane assembly includes an outer shroud having a mounting leg with an opening defined therein, a tip shoe ring having a mounting member with an opening defined therein, a nozzle support ring having a plurality of holes therein and a pin positioned in the corresponding opening in the outer shroud, opening in the tip shoe ring and the hole in the nozzle support ring. A rolling joint is provided between metallic components of the gas turbine engine and the nozzle guide vane assembly. The nozzle guide vane assembly is positioned radially about a central axis of the gas turbine engine and axially aligned with a combustor of the gas turbine engine.

Norton, Paul F. (San Diego, CA); Shaffer, James E. (Maitland, FL)

1996-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine nozzle positioning system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nozzle guide vane assembly having a preestablished rate of thermal expansion is positioned in a gas turbine engine and being attached to conventional metallic components. The nozzle guide vane assembly includes an outer shroud having a mounting leg with an opening defined therein, a tip shoe ring having a mounting member with an opening defined therein, a nozzle support ring having a plurality of holes therein and a pin positioned in the corresponding opening in the outer shroud, opening in the tip shoe ring and the hole in the nozzle support ring. A rolling joint is provided between metallic components of the gas turbine engine and the nozzle guide vane assembly. The nozzle guide vane assembly is positioned radially about a central axis of the gas turbine engine and axially aligned with a combustor of the gas turbine engine. 9 figs.

Norton, P.F.; Shaffer, J.E.

1996-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Position sensing apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of linear and angular position sensors in which a distance measuring system is used in conjunction with a sloping surfaced conductive target. With the target attached to a movable member and a distance measuring sensor at a fixed location with respect to the target, any linear or angular movement of the movable arm will alter the distance between the target and the sensor in a linear manner. As these are linear systems, the distances between sensor and target are simply and directly transformable to linear and angular positions.

Gritzo, R.E.

1991-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Position feedback control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a system and method for independently evaluating the spatial positional performance of a machine having a movable member, comprising an articulated coordinate measuring machine comprising: a first revolute joint; a probe arm, having a proximal end rigidly attached to the first joint, and having a distal end with a probe tip attached thereto, wherein the probe tip is pivotally mounted to the movable machine member; a second revolute joint; a first support arm serially connecting the first joint to the second joint; and coordinate processing means, operatively connected to the first and second revolute joints, for calculating the spatial coordinates of the probe tip; means for kinematically constraining the articulated coordinate measuring machine to a working surface; and comparator means, in operative association with the coordinate processing means and with the movable machine, for comparing the true position of the movable machine member, as measured by the true position of the probe tip, with the desired position of the movable machine member.

Bieg, Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM); Jokiel, Jr., Bernhard (Albuquerque, NM); Ensz, Mark T. (Albuquerque, NM); Watson, Robert D. (Tijeras, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of HRP Positions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) Human Reliability Program (HRP), published as 10 CFR Part 712, is currently being reviewed and revised to address concerns identified during its implementation. Although these ''page changes'' primarily incorporate clarification of terms and language, the following discussion relates to broadening the definition of positions that require HRP certification that is found in {section}712.10.

Center for Reliability Studies

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ni-MH battery modelling for ambient intelligence applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mobile devices, like sensor networks and MEMS actuators use mobile power supplies to ensure energy for their operation. These are mostly batteries. The lifetime of the devices depends on the power consumption and on the quality and capacitance of the battery. Though the integrated circuits and their power consumption improve continually, their clock frequency also increases with the time, and the resultant power consumption seems not to vary, or slightly increase. On the other hand, the properties of batteries are developing much slower, necessitating the optimization of their usage on system level.

Szente-Varga, D; Rencz, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study fo Ni-MH Battery Capacity Management.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The topic of this study is to develop a battery capacity management system. The main purpose is to monitor the state of battery during charging… (more)

Chang, Chiung-jen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MISUSE OF POSITION  

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

MISUSE OF POSITION MISUSE OF POSITION USE OF NONPUBLIC INFORMATION. Employees shall not engage in a financial transaction using nonpublic information, or allow the improper use of nonpublic information to further their own private interests or those of another. Information that is "nonpublic" includes information an employee knows or reasonably should know: Is routinely exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act or protected from disclosure by statute, including proprietary and Trade Secret information; Is designated by an agency as confidential; or Has not actually been disseminated to the general public and is not authorized to be made available to the public on request. Employees who have access to financial market sensitive information must not make this

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Video image position determination  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention generally relates to the control of video and optical information and, more specifically, to control systems utilizing video images to provide control. Accurate control of video images and laser beams is becoming increasingly important as the use of lasers for machine, medical and experimental processes escalates. In, AURORA, an installation at Los Alamos National Laboratory dedicated to laser fusion research, it is necessary to precisely control the path and angle of up to 96 lasers beams. This invention is comprised of an optical beam position controller in which a video camera captures an image of the beam in its video frames, and conveys those images to a processing board which calculates the centroid coordinates for the image. The image coordinates are used by motor controllers and stepper motors to position the beam in a predetermined alignment. In one embodiment, system noise, used in conjunction with Bernoulli trials, yields higher resolution centroid coordinates.

Christensen, W.; Anderson, F.L.; Kortegaard, B.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video image position determination  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention generally relates to the control of video and optical information and, more specifically, to control systems utilizing video images to provide control. Accurate control of video images and laser beams is becoming increasingly important as the use of lasers for machine, medical and experimental processes escalates. In, AURORA, an installation at Los Alamos National Laboratory dedicated to laser fusion research, it is necessary to precisely control the path and angle of up to 96 lasers beams. This invention is comprised of an optical beam position controller in which a video camera captures an image of the beam in its video frames, and conveys those images to a processing board which calculates the centroid coordinates for the image. The image coordinates are used by motor controllers and stepper motors to position the beam in a predetermined alignment. In one embodiment, system noise, used in conjunction with Bernoulli trials, yields higher resolution centroid coordinates.

Christensen, W.; Anderson, F.L.; Kortegaard, B.L.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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HEV Fleet Testing - Honda Civic Hybrid  

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Total miles driven: 161,532 Cumulative MPG: 37.23 Engine: 4-cylinder, 70 kW @ 5700 rpm Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: Nickel Metal Hydride Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 882...

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Silverado  

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Silverado VIN 1GCEK19T94Z309664 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 5.3 L V8 Electric Motor: 14 kW Battery: Lead acid Seatbelt Positions: Five Features: Onboard 20 A, 2.4 kW...

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VIN# KMHEC4A43BA004932 Vehicle Specifications  

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3BA004932 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L Electric Motor: 30 kW Battery: Lithium Polymer Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1074 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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VIN# KMHEC4A47BA003539 Vehicle Specifications  

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7BA003539 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L Electric Motor: 30 kW Battery: Lithium Polymer Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1074 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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Hydrogen ICE  

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Hydrogen ICE 1 Conversion Vehicle Specifications Engine: 6.0 L V8 Fuel Capacity: 10.5 GGE Nominal Tank Pressure: 5,000 psi Seatbelt Positions: Five...

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2011 Hyundai  

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1 Hyundai Sonata VIN: KMEHC4A43BA004932 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc...

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Vehicle Specifications Engine: 5.3 L V8  

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Silverado VIN 1GCEC19T34Z309284 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 5.3 L V8 Electric Motor: 14 kW Battery: Lead acid Seatbelt Positions: Five Features: Onboard 20 A, 2.4 kW...

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Microsoft Word - baker.doc  

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4 BAKER EV100 ELECTRIC PICKUP VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS CONVERTED VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1994 GMC Full Size Pickup VIN: 1GTFC24Z6RZ562287 Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features:...

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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19XFB5F57CE000612 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: Sedan CARB 2 : AT-PZEV EPA CityHwyCombined 3 : 273832 MPGe Tires Manufacturer: Firestone Model: Affinity Size:...

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle VIN:19XFB5F57CE002590 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: Sedan CARB 2 : AT-PZEV EPA CityHwyCombined 3 : 273832 MPGe Tires Manufacturer:...

66

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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19XFB5F53CE000672 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: Sedan CARB 2 : AT-PZEV EPA CityHwyCombined 3 : 273832 MPGe Tires Manufacturer: Firestone Model: Affinity Size:...

67

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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5CE002486 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: Sedan CARB 2 : AT-PZEV EPA CityHwyCombined 3 : 273832 MPGe Tires Manufacturer: Firestone Model: Affinity Size: P19565R16...

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Microsoft Word - genmot.html  

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EV1 VIN: 4g5px2250t0100009 Seatbelt Positions: Two Standard Features: Heat Pump Climate Control System Cruise Control Power Door Locks Dual Air Bags Power Windows Front Disc...

69

Nonproliferation Position Statement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For its many benefits to be realized, nuclear technology should continue to be applied in such a way that it does not contribute to the spread of nuclear weapons. In addition, the public must have confidence that the diversion of civil nuclear materials into weapons programs will not happen. An effective nonproliferation policy should prevent diversion by States of fissile material from the nuclear fuel cycle; theft of fissile material by subnational or terrorist groups; clandestine operation of a fissile material production facility. It is the position of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) that the following actions are required to deal with these threats effectively: 1. Nuclear science and technology can be applied for peaceful purposes in a manner that fully supports and is compatible with achieving nonproliferation goals, as embodied in the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). To prevent proliferation, sovereign states should adhere to the NPT and its safeguards system including the Additional Protocol and adopt effective export controls. Incentives to acquire nuclear weapons must also be addressed through foreign policies that discourage clandestine

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Position detectors, methods of detecting position, and methods of providing positional detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Position detectors, welding system position detectors, methods of detecting various positions, and methods of providing position detectors are described. In one embodiment, a welding system positional detector includes a base that is configured to engage and be moved along a curved surface of a welding work piece. At least one position detection apparatus is provided and is connected with the base and configured to measure angular position of the detector relative to a reference vector. In another embodiment, a welding system positional detector includes a weld head and at least one inclinometer mounted on the weld head. The one inclinometer is configured to develop positional data relative to a reference vector and the position of the weld head on a non-planar weldable work piece.

Weinberg, David M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Harding, L. Dean (Chubbuck, ID); Larsen, Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Combinatorial aspects of total positivity  

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In this thesis I study combinatorial aspects of an emerging field known as total positivity. The classical theory of total positivity concerns matrices in which all minors are nonnegative. While this theory was pioneered ...

Williams, Lauren Kiyomi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Preemptive scheduling with position costs  

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imization of the sum of the position costs of all the jobs, which will be denoted by. ??fi in the ?-field of the ..... http://www-poleia.lip6.fr/~sourd/project/position. 5 ...

73

Position Measurements Obeying Momentum Conservation  

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We present a hitherto unknown fundamental limitation to a basic measurement: that of the position of a quantum object when the total momentum of the object and apparatus is conserved. This result extends the famous Wigner-Araki-Yanase (WAY) theorem, and shows that accurate position measurements are only practically feasible if there is a large momentum uncertainty in the apparatus.

Paul Busch; Leon Loveridge

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

74

SWITCHING TRANSMITTER POSITIONING OF SYNCHROS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transformer apparatus is designed for effecting the step positioning of synchro motors. The apparatus is provided with ganged switches and pre- selected contacts to permit the units and tens selection of the desired angular position for the synchro motor rotor with only the movement of two selector knobs required. With the selection thus made, the appropriate pre-selected signal is delivered to the synchro motor for positioning the rotor of the latter as selected. The transformer apparatus is divided into smaller arrangements to conform with coraputed trigonometric relations which will give the desired results. (AEC)

Wolff, H.

1962-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

75

Relativistic Positioning Systems: current status  

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A {\\em relativistic positioning system} consists in a set of four clocks broadcasting their respective proper time by means of light signals. Among them, the more important ones are the {\\em auto-located positioning systems,} in which every clock broadcasts not only its proper time but also the proper times that it receives from the other three. At this level, no reference to any exterior system (the Earth surface, for example) and no synchronization are needed. The current status of the theory of relativistic positioning systems is sketched.

Bartolomé Coll; Joan J. Ferrando; Juan A. Morales-Lladosa

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

76

International Potato Center POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT  

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International Potato Center POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Ref.: 10-35/PDG/IRS/HQ Post ­Doctoral Appointment, Peru. The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization

Wang, Z. Jane

77

Positive Energy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Positive Energy Positive Energy Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Positive Energy Name Positive Energy Address 3201 Calle Marie Place Santa Fe, New Mexico Zip 87507 Sector Solar Product Renewable energy products and services Phone number 505-424-1112 Website http://positiveenergysolar.net Coordinates 35.6869752°, -105.937799° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.6869752,"lon":-105.937799,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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ANNOUNCEMENT NUCLEAR ENGINEERING FACULTY POSITION  

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safeguards, radiation interaction with materials including human tissue, nuclear fuels performance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking qualified individuals for a Tenure Track faculty position instrumentation & controls, monitoring and diagnostics, reactor dynamics, nuclear security, nuclear materials

Tennessee, University of

79

The Position of the Sun  

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The appearance of a surface depends dramatically on how it is illuminated. In order to interpret properly satellite and aerial imagery, it is necessary to know the position of the sun in the sky. This is particularly ...

Horn, Berthold K.P.

80

Multi-position photovoltaic assembly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The invention is directed to a PV assembly, for use on a support surface, comprising a base, a PV module, a multi-position module support assembly, securing the module to the base at shipping and inclined-use angles, a deflector, a multi-position deflector support securing the deflector to the base at deflector shipping and deflector inclined-use angles, the module and deflector having opposed edges defining a gap therebetween. The invention permits transport of the PV assemblies in a relatively compact form, thus lowering shipping costs, while facilitating installation of the PV assemblies with the PV module at the proper inclination.

Dinwoodie, Thomas L. (Piedmont, CA)

2003-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Renewable Energy Positioning System: Energy Positioning: Control and Economics  

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GENI Project: The University of Washington and the University of Michigan are developing an integrated system to match well-positioned energy storage facilities with precise control technologies so the electric grid can more easily include energy from renewable power sources like wind and solar. Because renewable energy sources provide intermittent power, it is difficult for the grid to efficiently allocate those resources without developing solutions to store their energy for later use. The two universities are working with utilities, regulators, and the private sector to position renewable energy storage facilities in locations that optimize their ability to provide and transmit electricity where and when it is needed most. Expanding the network of transmission lines is prohibitively expensive, so combining well-placed storage facilities with robust control systems to efficiently route their power will save consumers money and enable the widespread use of safe, renewable sources of power.

None

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Battery developments: The positive connection to a greener future  

SciTech Connect

Extraordinary innovations are being made in the performance of today`s portable electronic equipment. But, although electronics manufacturers have been leaping generations ahead of themselves technologically, they are still forced to look back to see battery technology struggling to close the distance that ever widens with each new electronics breakthrough. The need to improve battery performance, namely in the area of battery longevity, has stemmed from a growing consumer demand and has become one of the electronics industry`s newest challenges. Battery manufactures like Duracell, Ovonic Battery Company (OBC), Ergenics, Matsushita, and Sony Corporation are answering the call with research and development programs that will aid the transition to more efficient, environmentally friendly batteries. Traditionally, the market was dedicated to primary batteries, or non-rechargeable, disposable batteries that are composed of zinc-carbon, alkaline-manganese, mercury oxide, silver oxide, lithium metal, and lead-acid. Conventional lead-acid automotive batteries, while rechargeable, are toxic and not recyclable; new secondary battery designs will satisfy the needs of the electronics industry, while offering environmental benefits. The new types, such as rechargeable nickel metal-hydride (NiMH), lithium-ion, and lithium-polymer have longer life-cycles and are also recyclable. Zinc-air batteries, which are classified as primary batteries, are not rechargeable but offer substantial power and environmental benefits. Portable computers, cellular telephones, video camcorders, stereo equipment, and LCD televisions are a few of the many practical applications that will benefit from new battery technology.

Tonneson, L.C.; Fox, G.J.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Position and orientation tracking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A position and orientation tracking system presents a laser scanning appaus having two measurement pods, a control station, and a detector array. The measurement pods can be mounted in the dome of a radioactive waste storage silo. Each measurement pod includes dual orthogonal laser scanner subsystems. The first laser scanner subsystem is oriented to emit a first line laser in the pan direction. The second laser scanner is oriented to emit a second line laser in the tilt direction. Both emitted line lasers scan planes across the radioactive waste surface to encounter the detector array mounted on a target robotic vehicle. The angles of incidence of the planes with the detector array are recorded by the control station. Combining measurements describing each of the four planes provides data for a closed form solution of the algebraic transform describing the position and orientation of the target robotic vehicle.

Burks, Barry L. (Oak Ridge, TN); DePiero, Fred W. (Knoxville, TN); Armstrong, Gary A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Jansen, John F. (Knoxville, TN); Muller, Richard C. (Oak Ridge, TN); Gee, Timothy F. (Riceville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Position and orientation tracking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A position and orientation tracking system presents a laser scanning apparatus having two measurement pods, a control station, and a detector array. The measurement pods can be mounted in the dome of a radioactive waste storage silo. Each measurement pod includes dual orthogonal laser scanner subsystems. The first laser scanner subsystem is oriented to emit a first line laser in the pan direction. The second laser scanner is oriented to emit a second line laser in the tilt direction. Both emitted line lasers scan planes across the radioactive waste surface to encounter the detector array mounted on a target robotic vehicle. The angles of incidence of the planes with the detector array are recorded by the control station. Combining measurements describing each of the four planes provides data for a closed form solution of the algebraic transform describing the position and orientation of the target robotic vehicle. 14 figs.

Burks, B.L.; DePiero, F.W.; Armstrong, G.A.; Jansen, J.F.; Muller, R.C.; Gee, T.F.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

85

Position sensing by charge division  

SciTech Connect

A summary of a comprehensive analysis of theoretical and practical aspects of position sensing by charge division from resistive electrodes is presented. Properties of transformer decoupling of the resistive electrode from detector bias voltage are analyzed and compared to the usual capacitive decoupling methods. Optimization and limitiation of signal shaping is discussed as a function of diffusion time constant, signal rise times, and notes. (auth)

Alberi, J.L.; Radeka, V.

1975-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Nuclear Fuel Recycling Position Statement  

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The American Nuclear Society believes that if the world is to provide sufficient energy to meet the demands of a growing population and improved standards of living in the 21 st century, nuclear energy will play a substantial role. Nuclear energy is a proven technology that will be part of the mix of technologies used by future generations due to its enormous energy potential with near-zero emissions of greenhouse gases (see related Position Statement 44). Alternative energy sources by themselves will be insufficient to meet these needs during this period of rapidly increasing energy demand. Nuclear fuel recycling, which involves separating the uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuel for reuse in the fabrication of new fuel (see Position Statement 47), has the potential to reclaim most of the unused energy in spent fuel. It is a proven alternative to current U.S. policy of direct disposal of spent fuel in a geological repository, which throws away the fuel’s remaining energy content. Recycling of nuclear fuel in other countries with proper safeguards and material controls (see related Position Statement 55) under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has demonstrated the viability of high level waste volume reduction and energy resource conservation. Transitioning to a recycle policy in an era of expanded nuclear deployment will enhance resource utilization, radioactive waste management, and safeguards. Additional research and development 1 are needed to address the issue of cost and to further enhance the safeguards and safety of the various processes that are required. Such research is also needed to secure the U.S. position as a leader in nuclear technology and global nuclear materials stewardship. Therefore, the American Nuclear Society endorses the following: U.S. policy that allows an orderly transition to nuclear fuel recycling in parallel with the development of the high level waste repository, Yucca Mountain, in a manner that would enhance the repository’s efficiency; further research and development of recycle options to ensure a secure and sustainable energy future with reduced proliferation risks.

unknown authors

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Diffraction encoded position measuring apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

When a lightwave passes through a transmission grating, diffracted beams appear at the output or opposite side of the grating that are effectively Doppler shifted in frequency (phase) whereby a detector system can compare the phase of the zero order and higher order beams to obtain an indication of position. Multiple passes through the grating increase resolution for a given wavelength of a laser signal. The resolution can be improved further by using a smaller wavelength laser to generate the grating itself. Since the grating must only have a pitch sufficient to produce diffracted orders, inexpensive, ultraviolet wavelength lasers can be utilized and still obtain high resolution detection. 3 figures.

Tansey, R.J.

1991-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

88

Positional Games on Random Graphs  

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We introduce and study Maker/Breaker-type positional games on random graphs. Our main concern is to determine the threshold probability pF for the existence of Maker's strategy to claim a member of in the unbiased game played on the edges of random graph G(n, p), for various target families of winning sets. More generally, for each probability above this threshold we study the smallest bias b such that Maker wins the (1: b) biased game. We investigate these functions for a number of basic games, like the connectivity game, the perfect matching game, the clique game and the Hamiltonian cycle game.

Milos Stojakovic; Tibor Szabo

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Microsoft Word - position.docx  

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Director Director Lawrence L ivermore N ational L aboratory The University of California and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (www.llnl.gov). LLNL is a national security laboratory managed by LLNS for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The Laboratory was e stablished i n 1 952 a nd i s l ocated 4 9 m iles s outheast o f S an F rancisco i n L ivermore, C alif. LLNS is a limited liability company, the members of which include the University of California, Bechtel N ational, I nc., B WX T echnologies, I nc., a nd U RS E nergy & C onstruction, I nc. T he L aboratory Director is the President of the LLC, reports

90

Positive mood induction and well being  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study is to test the role of consecutive positive mood induction virtual procedures on satisfaction of life of people with subclinical levels of sadness and/or anxiety. This is a work in progress and positive effects of mood induction ... Keywords: mood induction procedures, positive emotions, positive psychology, virtual reality

R. Baños; G. García-Soriano; C. Botella; E. Oliver; E. Etchemendy; J. Bretón; M. Alcañiz

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Outlook positive over long term  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The trends established in 1987 will be very important in reestablishing some level of confidence in future price expectations. The authors expect prices to fluctuate widely in the coming year as OPEC makes and breaks various production quota agreements. Continued price instability will certainly all but negate short term marginally economic exploration and development prospects. Utilization rates will suffer accordingly. But on the positive side, the long term outlook is considerably more stable. Rock-bottom prices will increase the demand for cheap oil substantially. We're already seeing world demand figures rise. Increased demand will cause the world's (mainly OPEC's) excess production to be depleted over the next three to five years. Prices will rise slowly in parallel with the decline in excess production capacity over several years. Banking on upward price pressure, financially sound operators with solid cash flow will want to take advantage of low exploration and development costs. Utilization, then, can be expected to follow oil prices in a slow upward spiral over the next three to five years. Next year, the industry should begin to feel the effect of the beginning of that upward trend.

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1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Other Executive Positions | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Executive Positions | National Nuclear Security Administration Executive Positions | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Other Executive Positions Home > Federal Employment > Our Jobs > Executive Positions > Other Executive Positions Other Executive Positions NNSA seeks highly qualified senior professionals to apply their knowledge,

93

Misuse of Position | Department of Energy  

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Guidance on the Misuse of Employees' Position Misuse of Position More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-L-11-03 Inspection Report: DOEIG-0888 Audit Report: IG-0606...

94

ERROR COMPENSATOR FOR A POSITION TRANSDUCER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is designed for eliminating the effect of leadscrew errors in positioning machines in which linear motion of a slide is effected from rotary motion of a leadscrew. This is accomplished by providing a corrector cam mounted on the slide, a cam follower, and a transducer housing rotatable by the follower to compensate for all the reproducible errors in the transducer signal which can be related to the slide position. The transducer has an inner part which is movable with respect to the transducer housing. The transducer inner part is coupled to the means for rotating the leadscrew such that relative movement between this part and its housing will provide an output signal proportional to the position of the slide. The corrector cam and its follower perform the compensation by changing the angular position of the transducer housing by an amount that is a function of the slide position and the error at that position. (AEC)

Fowler, A.H.

1962-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

95

Sandia National Laboratories Fluorescent Optical Position Sensor  

As shown in the figure, a small excitation source, such as a laser or LED, excites a localized area of fluorescence at an unknown position along the

96

Sandia National Laboratories Fluid Interface Position Optical ...  

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

97

Plasma position dynamics of ISX tokamak  

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Perturbation equations of a tokamak plasma equilibrium position have been developed. Neglecting second and higher order effects, oscillatory high frequency solution is obtained, and an approximated low frequency plasma motion dynamics transfer function is derived. This function allows a manageable study of a tokamak plasma equilibrium position stability and practical syntheses of the associated plasma position feedback control systems. One of the major parameters governing plasma equilibrium position stability of a tokamak is shown to be the vacuum vessel eddy current delay time constant.

Burenko, O.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Making a positive impact for California  

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positive impact for California On behalf of the nation, we anticipate and solve the most challenging problems that threaten security in the 21st century. While meeting America's...

99

Nuclear Safety Technical Positions/Interpretations  

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(OPI) responsible for the development, interpretation, and revision of a number of DOE directives. Technical Positions to directives issued by Nuclear and Facility Safety...

100

Starting From Total Shutdown Initial Position  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) and exposed to atmospheric pressure will destroy pump oil. #12;#12;Starting From Total Shutdown Initial Position: · Roughing pump: OFF · Forepump: OFF · Diff. pump-Vent to CENTER position. 5. Open Accumulator Valve 6. Turn on diffusion pump. Repeller light should go on

McCombe, Bruce D.

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101

Trimble Site Positioning and Machine Control Solutions  

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Designer Data ManagerProject Manager Supervisor #12;Site Positioning SystemSite Positioning System Productivity Analysis Management Trimble Construct. Manager Equipment Use Maintenance Trimble Connected Community ­ Management Tools y Auto ­ Synch Maintenance Planning Trimble Connected Community ­ Aggregating

102

Dynamic positioning systems: usability and interaction styles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the first steps of a research project directed towards human computer interaction (HCI) within the maritime environment and on maritime equipment. The focus is at this stage mainly on interaction with Dynamic Positioning Systems ... Keywords: bi-manual interaction, dynamic positioning, gestures, graphical user interface, maritime environment, multi-touch, safety critical situations

Frøy Birte Bjørneseth; Mark D. Dunlop; Jann Peter Strand

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Positional reference system for ultraprecision machining  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A stable positional reference system for use in improving the cutting tool-to-part contour position in numerical controlled-multiaxis metal turning machines is provided. The reference system employs a plurality of interferometers referenced to orthogonally disposed metering bars which are substantially isolated from machine strain induced position errors for monitoring the part and tool positions relative to the metering bars. A microprocessor-based control system is employed in conjunction with the plurality of position interferometers and part contour description data inputs to calculate error components for each axis of movement and output them to corresponding axis drives with appropriate scaling and error compensation. Real-time position control, operating in combination with the reference system, makes possible the positioning of the cutting points of a tool along a part locus with a substantially greater degree of accuracy than has been attained previously in the art by referencing and then monitoring only the tool motion relative to a reference position located on the machine base.

Arnold, Jones B. (Knoxville, TN); Burleson, Robert R. (Clinton, TN); Pardue, Robert M. (Knoxville, TN)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Positional reference system for ultraprecision machining  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A stable positional reference system for use in improving the cutting tool-to-part contour position in numerical controlled-multiaxis metal turning machines is provided. The reference system employs a plurality of interferometers referenced to orthogonally disposed metering bars which are substantially isolated from machine strain induced position errors for monitoring the part and tool positions relative to the metering bars. A microprocessor-based control system is employed in conjunction with the plurality of positions interferometers and part contour description data input to calculate error components for each axis of movement and output them to corresponding axis driven with appropriate scaling and error compensation. Real-time position control, operating in combination with the reference system, makes possible the positioning of the cutting points of a tool along a part locus with a substantially greater degree of accuracy than has been attained previously in the art by referencing and then monitoring only the tool motion relative to a reference position located on the machine base.

Arnold, J.B.; Burleson, R.R.; Pardue, R.M.

1980-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

105

Predicting nucleosome positioning using multiple evidence tracks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a probabilistic model, implemented as a dynamic Bayesian network, that can be used to predict nucleosome positioning along a chromosome based on one or more genomic input tracks containing position-specific information (evidence) Previous ... Keywords: chromatin structure, dynamic bayesian network, nucleosome prediction

Sheila M. Reynolds; Zhiping Weng; Jeff A. Bilmes; William Stafford Noble

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Deterministic Secure Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Position verification problem is an important building block for a large subset of wireless sensor networks (WSN) applications. As a result, the performance of the WSN degrades significantly when misbehaving nodes report false location information in ... Keywords: Distributed Protocol, Secure Positioning, Wireless Sensor Network

Sylvie Delaët; Partha Sarathi Mandal; Mariusz A. Rokicki; Sébastien Tixeuil

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Electronic Position Sensor for Power Operated Accessory  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic position sensor for use with a power operated vehicle accessory, such as a power liftgate. The position sensor includes an elongated resistive circuit that is mounted such that it is stationary and extends along the path of a track portion of the power operated accessory. The position sensor further includes a contact nub mounted to a link member that moves within the track portion such that the contact nub is slidingly biased against the elongated circuit. As the link member moves under the force of a motor-driven output gear, the contact nub slides along the surface of the resistive circuit, thereby affecting the overall resistance of the circuit. The position sensor uses the overall resistance to provide an electronic position signal to an ECU, wherein the signal is indicative of the absolute position of the power operated accessory. Accordingly, the electronic position sensor is capable of providing an electronic signal that enables the ECU to track the absolute position of the power operated accessory.

Haag, Ronald H.; Chia, Michael I.

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

108

Outdoor Visual Position Estimation for Planetary Rovers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes (1) a novel, effective algorithm for outdoor visual position estimation; (2) the implementation of this algorithm in the Viper system; and (3) the extensive tests that have demonstrated the superior accuracy and speed of ... Keywords: computer vision, mobile robots, position estimation, space robotics

Fabio Cozman; Eric Krotkov; Carlos Guestrin

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PowerCore{trademark}, NiMH production prototype for portable electronics. Quarterly report R02  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to build a production prototype of Power Core structural battery for applications as a hard case for portable electronic devices. The reports summarizes the work completed since the last report. It briefly describes the problems that were experienced. It also gives details of progress versus statement of work task definitions.

Lyman, P.C.

1998-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

110

LaNi{sub 5}-based metal hydride electrode in Ni-MH rechargeable cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An at least ternary metal alloy of the formula AB{sub (Z-Y)}X{sub (Y)} is disclosed. In this formula, A is selected from the rare earth elements, B is selected from the elements of Groups 8, 9, and 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and X includes at least one of the following: antimony, arsenic, germanium, tin or bismuth. Z is greater than or equal to 4.8 and less than or equal to 6.0. Y is greater than 0 and less than 1. Ternary or higher-order substitutions to the base AB{sub 5} alloys that form strong kinetic interactions with the predominant metals in the base metal hydride are used to form metal alloys with high structural integrity after multiple cycles of hydrogen sorption. 16 figs.

Bugga, R.V.; Fultz, B.; Bowman, R.; Surampudi, S.R.; Witham, C.K.; Hightower, A.

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

111

1999 Toyota RAV 4 EV NiMH Charging Systems Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The testing discussed in this report seeks to provide information needed for evaluating energy consumption and charging impacts of various types of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) EV charging systems. The report addresses these questions by studying the AC power quality and demand impact of three charging systems. All there were used with the Toyota RAV4 EV inductive and conductive versions.

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

112

Position estimation of transceivers in communication networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides a system and method using wireless communication interfaces coupled with statistical processing of time-of-flight data to locate by position estimation unknown wireless receivers. Such an invention can be applied in sensor network applications, such as environmental monitoring of water in the soil or chemicals in the air where the position of the network nodes is deemed critical. Moreover, the present invention can be arranged to operate in areas where a Global Positioning System (GPS) is not available, such as inside buildings, caves, and tunnels.

Kent, Claudia A. (Pleasanton, CA); Dowla, Farid (Castro Valley, CA)

2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

113

Consumption processes and positively homogeneous projection properties  

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We constructively prove the existence of time-discrete consumption processes for stochastic money accounts that fulfill a pre-specified positively homogeneous projection property (PHPP) and let the account always be positive and exactly zero at the end. One possible example is consumption rates forming a martingale under the above restrictions. For finite spaces, it is shown that any strictly positive consumption strategy with restrictions as above possesses at least one corresponding PHPP and could be constructed from it. We also consider numeric examples under time-discrete and -continuous account processes, cases with infinite time horizons and applications to income drawdown and bonus theory.

Fischer, Tom

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Consumption processes and positively homogeneous projection properties  

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We constructively prove the existence of time-discrete consumption processes for stochastic money accounts that fulfill a pre-specified positively homogeneous projection property (PHPP) and let the account always be positive and exactly zero at the end. One possible example is consumption rates forming a martingale under the above restrictions. For finite spaces, it is shown that any strictly positive consumption strategy with restrictions as above possesses at least one corresponding PHPP and could be constructed from it. We also consider numeric examples under time-discrete and-continuous account processes, cases with infinite time horizons and applications to income drawdown and bonus theory.

Tom Fischer

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Crankshaft position sensing with combined starter alternator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A crankshaft position sensing apparatus for use with an engine (16) having a combined starter/alternator assembly (18). The crankshaft position sensing apparatus includes a tone ring (38) with a sensor (36) and bandpass filter (46), having a cylinder identification input from a camshaft sensor (48), and a gain limiter (54). The sensing apparatus mounts near the rotor (30) of the combined starter/alternator assembly (18). The filtered crankshaft position signal can then be input into a vehicle system controller (58) and an inner loop controller (60). The starter/alternator assembly (18) in combination with an internal combustion engine is particularly useful for a hybrid electric vehicle system.

Brandenburg, Larry Raymond (Plymouth, MI); Miller, John Michael (Saline, MI)

2000-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

116

Position Sensitive Detection System for Charged Particles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The position sensitive detection system presented in this work employs the Anger logic algorithm to determine the position of the light spark produced by the passage of charged particles on a 170 x 170 x 10 mm3 scintillator material (PILOT-U). The detection system consists of a matrix of nine photomultipliers, covering a fraction of the back area of the scintillators. Tests made with a non-collimated alpha particle source together with a Monte Carlo simulation that reproduces the data, suggest an intrinsic position resolution of up to 6 mm is achieved.

Coello, E. A. [Instituto de Fisica, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Favela, F. [Instituto de Fisica, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Curiel, Q. [Instituto de Fisica, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Chavez, E [Instituto de Fisica, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Huerta, A. [Instituto de Fisica, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Varela, A. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Ocoyoacac, Mexico; Shapira, Dan [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Positive Energy Conservation Products | Open Energy Information  

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Positive Energy Conservation Products Positive Energy Conservation Products Jump to: navigation, search Name Positive Energy Conservation Products Address PO Box 7568 Place Boulder, Colorado Zip 80306 Sector Efficiency Product Distributor of energy efficiency products - lighting, heating, cooling, water Website http://www.positive-energy.com Coordinates 40.0153°, -105.2702° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.0153,"lon":-105.2702,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

118

Ethics - Misuse of Position | Department of Energy  

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Misuse of Position Misuse of Position Ethics - Misuse of Position A friend asked me to help her with a complaint that she made to my agency about a finance company she is having a problem with. Can I ask the consumer affairs office to act more quickly on her problem? You cannot use your position with the Government for your own personal gain or for the benefit of others. This includes family, friends, neighbors, and persons or organizations that you are affiliated with outside the Government. In this case, you would be using the access you have to the consumer affairs office because of your Government job to obtain special treatment for your friend. You also may be violating a criminal law (18 USC 205) if you act as a spokesperson on behalf of your friend to any Federal agency. But you could find out if there is anyone who routinely takes calls

119

Director Position Center for Urban Transportation  

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Director Position Center for Urban Transportation The Center for Urban Transportation Research for state policymakers, transportation agencies, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR conducts of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Department

Arslan, Hüseyin

120

Energy Positioning Statement Texas Tech University  

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Energy Positioning Statement Texas Tech University Whitacre College of Engineering The Whitacre sufficient and sustainable energy sources to power its future. The college is committed to conducting cutting edge research and providing educational programs related to traditional and unconventional energy

Zhang, Yuanlin

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Client-Server Based LBS Architecture: A Novel Positioning Module for Improved Positioning Performance  

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This work presents a new efficient positioning module that operates over client-server LBS architectures. The aim of the proposed module is to fulfil the position information requirements for LBS pedestrian applications by ensuring the availability of ... Keywords: Accuracy and Integrity, EGNOS, GPS, LBS, Positioning Module

Mohammad AL Nabhan; Suleiman Almasri; Vanja Garaj; Wamadeva Balachandran; Ziad Hunaiti

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Side-emitting fiber optic position sensor  

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A side-emitting fiber optic position sensor and method of determining an unknown position of an object by using the sensor. In one embodiment, a concentrated beam of light source illuminates the side of a side-emitting fiber optic at an unknown axial position along the fiber's length. Some of this side-illuminated light is in-scattered into the fiber and captured. As the captured light is guided down the fiber, its intensity decreases due to loss from side-emission away from the fiber and from bulk absorption within the fiber. By measuring the intensity of light emitted from one (or both) ends of the fiber with a photodetector(s), the axial position of the light source is determined by comparing the photodetector's signal to a calibrated response curve, look-up table, or by using a mathematical model. Alternatively, the side-emitting fiber is illuminated at one end, while a photodetector measures the intensity of light emitted from the side of the fiber, at an unknown position. As the photodetector moves further away from the illuminated end, the detector's signal strength decreases due to loss from side-emission and/or bulk absorption. As before, the detector's signal is correlated to a unique position along the fiber.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

123

The positive ion temperature effect in magnetized electronegative plasma sheath with two species of positive ions  

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The properties of a magnetized multi-component (two species of positive ions, negative ions and electrons) plasma sheath with finite positive ion temperature are studied. By using three fluid hydrodynamic model and some dimensionless variables, the ion (both lighter and heavier positive ions, and negative ions) densities, the ion (only for positive ions) velocities, and electric potential inside the sheath are investigated. In addition, the absence and presence of magnetic field and the orientation of magnetic field are considered. It is noticed that, with increase of positive ion temperature, the lighter positive ion density peaks increase only at the sheath edge and shift towards the sheath edge for both absence and presence of magnetic field. For heavier positive ions, in the absence of magnetic field, the density peaks increase at the sheath edge. But in the presence of magnetic field, the density fluctuations increase at the sheath edge. For both the cases, the density peaks shift towards the sheath edge.

Shaw, A. K. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Sonapur-782 402, Guwahati, Assam (India); Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382 428, Gujarat (India); Kar, S. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382 428, Gujarat (India); Goswami, K. S. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Sonapur-782 402, Guwahati, Assam (India)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

124

Micro-position sensor using faraday effect  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A micro-position sensor and sensing system using the Faraday Effect. The sensor uses a permanent magnet to provide a magnetic field, and a magneto-optic material positioned in the magnetic field for rotating the plane of polarization of polarized light transmitted through the magneto-optic material. The magnet is independently movable relative to the magneto-optic material so as to rotate the plane of polarization of the polarized light as a function of the relative position of the magnet. In this manner, the position of the magnet relative to the magneto-optic material may be determined from the rotated polarized light. The sensing system also includes a light source, such as a laser or LED, for producing polarized light, and an optical fiber which is connected to the light source and to the magneto-optic material at a sensing end of the optical fiber. Processing electronics, such as a polarimeter, are also provided for determining the Faraday rotation of the plane of polarization of the back-reflected polarized light to determine the position of the magnet relative to the sensing end of the optical fiber.

McElfresh, Michael (Livermore, CA); Lucas, Matthew (Pittsburgh, PA); Silveira, Joseph P. (Tracy, CA); Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA)

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

125

RFID tags: Positioning principles and localization techniques  

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Abstract—RFID is an automatic identification technology that enables tracking of people and objects. Both identity and location are generally key information for indoor services. An obvious and interesting method to obtain these two types of data is to localize RFID tags attached to devices or objects or carried by people. However, signals in indoor environments are generally harshly impaired and tags have very limited capabilities which pose many challenges for positioning them. In this work, we propose a classification and survey the current state-of-art of RFID localization by first presenting this technology and positioning principles. Then, we explain and classify RFID localization techniques. Finally, we discuss future trends in this domain. Index Terms—RFID, localization, positioning algorithm. I.

Mathieu Bouet; Aldri L. Dos Santos

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Method of manufacturing positive nickel hydroxide electrodes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of manufacturing a positive nickel hydroxide electrode is discussed. A highly porous core structure of organic material having a fibrous or reticular texture is uniformly coated with nickel powder and then subjected to a thermal treatment which provides sintering of the powder coating and removal of the organic core material. A consolidated, porous nickel support structure is thus produced which has substantially the same texture and porosity as the initial core structure. To provide the positive electrode including the active mass, nickel hydroxide is deposited in the pores of the nickel support structure.

Gutjahr, M.A.; Schmid, R.; Beccu, K.D.

1975-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

127

A Review of Positive and Bipolar Lightning Discharges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of lightning discharges that transport either positive charge or both positive and negative charges to the ground are reviewed. These are termed positive and bipolar lightning discharges, respectively. Different types of positive ...

V. A. Rakov

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Positivity of Some Integral Transforms, and Generalization of Bochner's Theorem on Functions of Positive Type  

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Using the integral representations of the solutions of Schr\\"odinger equation, which are the essential ingredients of the Gel'fand-Levitan and Marchenko integral equations of inverse scattering theory, we obtain a general theorem on the positivity of some integral transforms, and extend the theorem of Bochner on Fourier transforms of functions of positive type to more general transforms. The present study is restricted to the positive half-axis. We then obtain a theorem on the positivity of Fourier cosine transform of the phase-shifts.

Khosrow Chadan

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

129

Positioning the CAFCR Method in the World  

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This chapter positions the CAFCR architecting methods realtive to other methods. The other methods originate in software architecting, system architecting and system engineering, and more general systems science. Some background is given of the IEEE 1471 standard that has proven to be to be a useful fundament for the CAFCR method.

Gerrit Muller

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

CV OF MICHAEL MEGRELISHVILI PRESENT POSITION  

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and Mechanics Department, Tbilisi State Univer- sity. ACADEMIC POSITIONS 2003-present Associate Professor, Bar. of Sciences, Tbilisi) TEACHING EXPERIENCE: a) Bar-Ilan University 1992­present b) Ashkelon College 1996­present c) Ariel College 1995­2001 d) Tbilisi Mathematical Institute 1985-1990 e) Tbilisi State University

Megrelishvili, Michael

131

A computational theory of normative positions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Kanger-Lindahl theory of normative positions attempts to use a combination of deontic logic (the logic of obligation and permission) and a logic of action/agency to give a formal account of obligations, duties, rights, and other complex normative ... Keywords: deontic logic, logic of action, logic of agency, normative systems, theory of duties and rights

Marek Sergot

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Positioning system of the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope  

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Completed in May 2008, the ANTARES neutrino telescope is located 40 km off the coast of Toulon, at a depth of about 2500 m. The telescope consists of 12 detect or lines housing a total of 884 optical modules. Each line is anchored to the seabed and pulled taught by the buoyancy of the individual optical modules and a top buoy. Due to the fluid nature of the sea-water detecting medium and the flexible nature of the detector lines, the optical modules of the ANTARES telescope can suffer from deviations of up to several meters from the vertical and as such, real time positioning is needed. Real time positioning of the ANTARES telescope is achieved by a combination of an acoustic positioning system and a lattice of tiltmeters and compasses. These independent and complementary systems are used to compute a global fit to each individual detector line, allowing us to construct a 3 dimensional picture of the ANTARES neutrino telescope with an accuracy of less than 10 cm. In this paper we describe the positioning syst...

Brown, Anthony M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Ethanol production in Gram-positive microbes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The subject invention concerns the transformation of Gram-positive bacteria with heterologous genes which confer upon these microbes the ability to produce ethanol as a fermentation product. Specifically exemplified is the transformation of bacteria with genes, obtainable from Zymomonas mobilis, which encode pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase. 2 figs.

Ingram, L.O.; Barbosa-Alleyne, M.D.F.

1996-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

134

Ethanol production in gram-positive microbes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The subject invention concerns the transformation of Gram-positive bacteria with heterologous genes which confer upon these microbes the ability to produce ethanol as a fermentation product. Specifically exemplified is the transformation of bacteria with genes, obtainable from Zymomonas mobilis, which encode pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase.

Ingram, Lonnie O' Neal (Gainesville, FL); Barbosa-Alleyne, Maria D. F. (Gainesville, FL)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Ethanol production in Gram-positive microbes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The subject invention concerns the transformation of Gram-positive bacteria with heterologous genes which confer upon these microbes the ability to produce ethanol as a fermentation product. Specifically exemplified is the transformation of bacteria with genes, obtainable from Zymomonas mobilis, which encode pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase.

Ingram, Lonnie O' Neal (Gainesville, FL); Barbosa-Alleyne, Maria D. F. (Gainesville, FL)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Ethanol production in Gram-positive microbes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The subject invention concerns the transformation of Gram-positive bacteria with heterologous genes which confer upon these microbes the ability to produce ethanol as a fermentation product. Specifically exemplified is the transformation of bacteria with genes, obtainable from Zymomonas mobilis, which encode pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase. 2 figs.

Ingram, L.O.; Barbosa-Alleyne, M.D.F.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

137

Positive and inverse isotope effect on superconductivity  

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This article improves the BCS theory to include the inverse isotope effect on superconductivity. An affective model can be deduced from the model including electron-phonon interactions, and the phonon-induced attraction is simply and clearly explained on the electron Green function. The focus of this work is on how the positive or inverse isotope effect occurs in superconductors.

Tian De Cao

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

138

Regina vs Hubbs: Determining the Sun's Position  

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Here I determined the Sun's position as an expert witness for crown counsel. From my calculations I found the Sun's location in the sky was such that it could not impede the driver's vision, as a result it could not have been the reason for the accused to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Samra, Raminder Singh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

COLORADO NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM Position Announcement  

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interpreting aerial photos and other pertinent information to select sites, determining land ownership, and completing Heritage Program field survey forms. This position will require extensive travel and long days. Experience interpreting aerial photographs and topographic maps. #12;5. Willingness to travel much

140

Optical Blade Position Tracking System Test  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Optical Blade Position Tracking System Test measures the blade deflection along the span of the blade using simple off-the-shelf infrared security cameras along with blade-mounted retro-reflective tape and video image processing hardware and software to obtain these measurements.

Fingersh, L. J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBS Position Estimation by Adaptive Selection of Positioning Sensors Based on Requested QoS  

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With increasing attractiveness of location-based services (LBS), the need for consistent establishment and deployment of the LBS Quality of Service (QoS) hierarchy is strongly demanded. The position estimation is in the heart of every location-based ... Keywords: Location Based Services (LBS) QoS Positioning Sensor Selection

Renato Filjar; Lidija Buši?; Saša Deši?; Darko Huljeni?

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Positive Energy Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Positive Energy Inc Positive Energy Inc Place Arlington, Virginia Zip 22201 Sector Efficiency Product Demand-response and efficiency company which uses behavioral science and targeted direct marketing to reduce energy consumption. Coordinates 43.337585°, -89.379449° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.337585,"lon":-89.379449,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

143

Criteria for SES Positions | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Executive Resources » Senior Executive Service (SES) Services » Executive Resources » Senior Executive Service (SES) » Criteria for SES Positions Criteria for SES Positions Initial career appointments to the SES must be made following competitive merit staffing requirements. Agencies must announce SES vacancies that will be filled by initial career appointment to at least all Federal civil service employees. Vacancies are published on the USAJOBS Veteran's preference does not apply to SES selections. An Executive Resources Board (ERB) is convened to conduct the merit staffing process. The ERB reviews the executive qualifications of each eligible candidate and make recommendations to the appointing official concerning the candidates. Upon tentative selection, a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

144

Benefits for SES Positions | Department of Energy  

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Executive Resources » Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Resources » Senior Executive Service (SES) » Benefits for SES Positions Benefits for SES Positions Leave SES members are entitled to accrue annual leave at the rate of 8 hours per biweekly pay period and can accumulate a total of up to 90 days of annual leave per pay calendar year. All Federal employees including SES members earn 13 days of sick leave per pay calendar year. There is no ceiling on the amount of sick leave that may be carried over from year to year. Home Leave SES members who have completed 24 months of continuous service outside the United States may be granted leave of absence at a rate not to exceed 1 week for each 4 months of service. The leave is for use in the United States or if the employee's residence is outside the are of employment,

145

Article mounting and position adjustment stage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved adjustment and mounting stage of the type used for the detection of laser beams is disclosed. A ring sensor holder has locating pins on a first side thereof which are positioned within a linear keyway in a surrounding housing for permitting reciprocal movement of the ring along the keyway. A rotatable ring gear is positioned within the housing on the other side of the ring from the linear keyway and includes an oval keyway which drives the ring along the linear keyway upon rotation of the gear. Motor-driven single-stage and dual (x, y) stage adjustment systems are disclosed which are of compact construction and include a large laser transmission hole. 6 figs.

Cutburth, R.W.; Silva, L.L.

1988-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

146

Multigigahertz beam-current and position monitor  

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A self-integrating magnetic-loop device having a risetime of less than 175 ps has been developed to monitor the temporal behavior of the electron beam current and position within each 3.3-ns micropulse generated by the PHERMEX rf linear accelerator. Beam current is measured with a 2-GHz bandwidth by combining these loops in a four-port hybrid summer. Another application of these loops uses two 180/sup 0/ hybrids to give 2-GHz time-resolved beam position to an accuracy of 1 mm. These sensors are nonintrusive to the propagating beam and allow ultrafast beam measurements previously restricted to the technique of recording the Cerenkov-light emission from an intercepting Kapton foil using a streak camera.

Carlson, R.L.; Stout, L.E.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Silent Positioning in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks  

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In this paper, we present a silent positioning scheme termed as UPS for underwater acoustic sensor networks. UPS relies on the time-difference of arrivals measured locally at a sensor to detect range differences from the sensor to four anchor nodes. These range differences are averaged over multiple beacon intervals before they are combined to estimate the 3D sensor location through trilateration. UPS requires no time-synchronization and provides location privacy at underwater vehicles/sensors whose locations need to be determined. To study the performance of UPS, we model the underwater acoustic channel as a modified Ultra Wide Band (UWB) S-V model: the arrival of each path cluster and paths within each cluster follow double Poisson distributions, and the multipath channel gain follows a Rician distribution. Based on this channel model, we perform both theoretical analysis and simulation study on the position error of UPS under acoustic fading channels. The obtained results indicate that UPS is an effective scheme for underwater vehicle/sensor self-positioning.

Xiuzhen Cheng; Haining Shu; Qilian Liang; David Hung-chang Du

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

System and method for acquisition management of subject position information  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method for acquisition management of subject position information that utilizes radio frequency identification (RF ID) to store position information in position tags. Tag programmers receive position information from external positioning systems, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), from manual inputs, such as keypads, or other tag programmers. The tag programmers program each position tag with the received position information. Both the tag programmers and the position tags can be portable or fixed. Implementations include portable tag programmers and fixed position tags for subject position guidance, and portable tag programmers for collection sample labeling. Other implementations include fixed tag programmers and portable position tags for subject route recordation. Position tags can contain other associated information such as destination address of an affixed subject for subject routing.

Carrender, Curt (Morgan Hill, CA)

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

149

Kicked rotor quantum resonances in position space  

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We present an approach of the kicked rotor quantum resonances in position-space, based on its analogy with the optical Talbot effect. This approach leads to a very simple picture of the physical mechanism underlying the dynamics and to analytical expressions for relevant physical quantities, such as mean momentum or kinetic energy. The ballistic behavior, which is closely associated to quantum resonances, is analyzed and shown to emerge from a coherent adding of successive kicks applied to the rotor thanks to a periodic reconstruction of the spatial wavepacket.

Maxence Lepers; Véronique Zehnlé; Jean Claude Garreau

2007-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

150

Kicked rotor quantum resonances in position space  

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We present an approach of the kicked rotor quantum resonances in position-space, based on its analogy with the optical Talbot effect. This approach leads to a very simple picture of the physical mechanism underlying the dynamics and to analytical expressions for relevant physical quantities, such as mean momentum or kinetic energy. The ballistic behavior, which is closely associated to quantum resonances, is analyzed and shown to emerge from a coherent adding of successive kicks applied to the rotor thanks to a periodic reconstruction of the spatial wavepacket.

Lepers, Maxence; Garreau, Jean Claude

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

SELF-CENTERING POSITIVE LOCKING GRAPNEL  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A grapnel used for remotely securing a load to be hoisted is described. The grapnel of the invention is generally conical in shape with a plurality of semi-open bores laterally disposed about the device. The bores meet at the apex of the grapnel and there provde a securing pocket for a spherical member. A load provided with a rigid support rod having a spherical member at its end can be secured by directing the spherical member down one of the bores and into the securing pocket. The major advantsges of the invention reside in the self- centering and positive locking features.

Hopper, C.G.

1961-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

A Two Bunch Beam Position Monitor  

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A new beam position monitor digitizer module has been designed, tested and tuned at SLAC. This module, the electron-positron beam position monitor (epBPM), measures position of single electron and positron bunches for the SLC, LINAC, PEPII injections lines and final focus. The epBPM has been designed to improve resolution of beam position measurements with respect to existing module and to speed feedback correction. The required dynamic range is from 5 x 10{sup 8} to 10{sup 11} particles per bunch (46dB). The epBPM input signal range is from {+-}2.5 mV to {+-}500 mV. The pulse-to-pulse resolution is less than 2 {mu}m for 5 x 10{sup 10} particles per bunch for the 12 cm long striplines, covering 30{sup o} at 9 mm radius. The epBPM module has been made in CAMAC standard, single width slot, with SLAC type timing connector. 45 modules have been fabricated. The epBPM module has four input channels X{sup +}, X{sup -}, Y{sup +}, Y{sup -} (Fig. 1), named to correspond with coordinates of four striplines - two in horizontal and two in vertical planes, processing signals to the epBPM inputs. The epBPM inputs are split for eight signal processing channels to catch two bunches, first - the positron, then the electron bunch in one cycle of measurements. The epBPM has internal and external trigger modes of operations. The internal mode has two options - with or without external timing, catching only first bunch in the untimed mode. The epBPM has an on board calibration circuit for measuring gain of the signal processing channels and for timing scan of programmable digital delays to synchronize the trigger and the epBPM input signal's peak. There is a mode for pedestal measurements. The epBPM has 3.6 {mu}s conversion time.

Medvedko, E.; Aiello, R.; Smith, S.; /SLAC

2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

153

Quantum Gravitational Uncertainty of Transverse Position  

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It is argued that holographic bounds on the information content of spacetime might be directly measurable. A new holographic uncertainty principle is conjectured as a quantum property of nearly flat spacetime: The spatial wavefunction of a body at rest at position L relative to any observer has a width in directions transverse to L greater than Delta x_H=C(Ll_P)^{1/2}, where l_p denotes the Planck length and C is of the order of unity. It is shown that this angular uncertainty Delta theta > C (l_P/L)^{1/2} corresponds to the information loss and nonlocality that occur if 3D space has a holographic dual description in terms of Planck-scale waves on a 2D screen with encoding close to the diffraction limit, and agrees with covariant holographic entropy bounds on total number of degrees of freedom. It is estimated that this effect can be precisely tested by interferometers capable of transverse position measurements, such as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.

Hogan, Craig J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

High speed curved position sensitive detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed curved position sensitive porportional counter detector for use in x-ray diffraction, the detection of 5-20 keV photons and the like. The detector employs a planar anode assembly of a plurality of parallel metallic wires. This anode assembly is supported between two cathode planes, with at least one of these cathode planes having a serpentine resistive path in the form of a meander having legs generally perpendicular to the anode wires. This meander is produced by special microelectronic fabrication techniques whereby the meander "wire" fans outwardly at the cathode ends to produce the curved aspect of the detector, and the legs of the meander are small in cross-section and very closely spaced whereby a spatial resolution of about 50 .mu.m can be achieved. All of the other performance characteristics are about as good or better than conventional position sensitive proportional counter type detectors. Count rates of up to 40,000 counts per second with 0.5 .mu.s shaping time constants are achieved.

Hendricks, Robert W. (Montgomery County, VA); Wilson, Jack W. (Knox County, TN)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Positron source position sensing detector and electronics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positron source, position sensing device, particularly with medical applications, in which positron induced gamma radiation is detected using a ring of stacked, individual scintillation crystals, a plurality of photodetectors, separated from the scintillation crystals by a light guide, and high resolution position interpolation electronics. Preferably the scintillation crystals are several times more numerous than the photodetectors with each crystal being responsible for a single scintillation event from a received gamma ray. The light guide will disperse the light emitted from gamma ray absorption over several photodetectors. Processing electronics for the output of the photodetectors resolves the location of the scintillation event to a fraction of the dimension of each photodetector. Because each positron absorption results in two 180.degree. oppositely traveling gamma rays, the detection of scintillation in pairs permits location of the positron source in a manner useful for diagnostic purposes. The processing electronics simultaneously responds to the outputs of the photodetectors to locate the scintillations to the source crystal. While it is preferable that the scintillation crystal include a plurality of stacked crystal elements, the resolving power of the processing electronics is also applicable to continuous crystal scintillators.

Burnham, Charles A. (South Essex, MA); Bradshaw, Jr., John F. (Winthrop, MA); Kaufman, David E. (Brockton, MA); Chesler, David A. (Newton Highlands, MA); Brownell, Gordon L. (Cambridge, MA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

DOE Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, &  

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Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes DOE Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes Guidance Memorandum #23 DOE Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes This document provides assistance in determining whether a new position should be designated as permanent or nonpermanent (temporary), to provide examples of the various types of appointments and personnel actions that can be used with position determinations, and to define the associated Corporate Human Resource Information System (CHRIS) position codes. Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes Responsible Contacts Bruce Murray HR Policy Advisor E-mail bruce.murray@hq.doe.gov

157

DOE Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, &  

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Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes DOE Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes Guidance Memorandum #23 DOE Guidance - Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes This document provides assistance in determining whether a new position should be designated as permanent or nonpermanent (temporary), to provide examples of the various types of appointments and personnel actions that can be used with position determinations, and to define the associated Corporate Human Resource Information System (CHRIS) position codes. Permanent and Nonpermanent Positions, Appointments, & CHRIS Codes Responsible Contacts Bruce Murray HR Policy Advisor E-mail bruce.murray@hq.doe.gov

158

Experiment on a Modeling of Positive Electrodes with Multiple...  

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Experiment on a Modeling of Positive Electrodes with Multiple Active Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries Title Experiment on a Modeling of Positive Electrodes with Multiple Active...

159

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative...  

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Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation...

160

NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact and Job Creation...  

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Agencies You are here Home NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact and Job Creation from 1603 Renewable Energy Grant Program NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic...

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Positive Energy S A | Open Energy Information  

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A A Jump to: navigation, search Name Positive Energy S.A Place Athens, Greece Zip 115 27 Sector Buildings, Efficiency, Solar Product Developer of solar parks and implements energy efficiency measures for buildings in Greece and south-eastern Europe. Coordinates 37.97615°, 23.736415° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.97615,"lon":23.736415,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

162

Position, rotation, and intensity invariant recognizing method  

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A method for recognizing the presence of a particular target in a field of view which is target position, rotation, and intensity invariant includes the preparing of a target-specific invariant filter from a combination of all eigen-modes of a pattern of the particular target. Coherent radiation from the field of view is then imaged into an optical correlator in which the invariant filter is located. The invariant filter is rotated in the frequency plane of the optical correlator in order to produce a constant-amplitude rotational response in a correlation output plane when the particular target is present in the field of view. Any constant response is thus detected in the output The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP00789 between the U.S. Department of Energy and AT&T Technologies, Inc.

Ochoa, Ellen (Pleasanton, CA); Schils, George F. (San Ramon, CA); Sweeney, Donald W. (Alamo, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Two-dimensional position sensitive radiation detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Nuclear reaction detectors capable of position sensitivity with submillimeter resolution in two dimensions are each provided by placing arrays of scintillation or wavelength shifting optical fibers formed of a plurality of such optical fibers in a side-by-side relationship in X and Y directions with a layer of nuclear reactive material operatively associated with surface regions of the optical fiber arrays. Each nuclear reaction occurring in the layer of nuclear reactive material produces energetic particles for simultaneously providing a light pulse in a single optical fiber in the X oriented array and in a single optical fiber in the Y oriented array. These pulses of light are transmitted to a signal producing circuit for providing signals indicative of the X-Y coordinates of each nuclear event. 6 figures.

Mihalczo, J.T.

1994-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

164

Management: Global positioning and wireless dispatching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the last several years, my company has been supplying many service companies with wireless dispatching solutions. Recently the impact of the system has been greatly increased with the introduction of a GPS (Global Position Systems) interface. This adds visual recognition as to the whereabouts of each vehicle within the customer service area. The only equipment required in the field for GPS is a transmit/receive device and a wireless modem, one mounted out of the way in the vehicle (under the seat) and a {open_quotes}hockey puck{close_quotes} size unit on the roof of the vehicle. The GPS received unit and wireless modem are used to retrieve the longitude, latitude and ground speed coordinates and transmit them back to the host system.

Wood, M. [ICC International, Cedar Knolls, NJ (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Health Physics Positions Data Base: Revision 1  

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The Health Physics Positions (HPPOS) Data Base of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is a collection of NRC staff positions on a wide range of topics involving radiation protection (health physics). It consists of 328 documents in the form of letters, memoranda, and excerpts from technical reports. The HPPOS Data Base was developed by the NRC Headquarters and Regional Offices to help ensure uniformity in inspections, enforcement, and licensing actions. Staff members of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have assisted the NRC staff in summarizing the documents during the preparation of this NUREG report. These summaries are also being made available as a {open_quotes}stand alone{close_quotes} software package for IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers. The software package for this report is called HPPOS Version 2.0. A variety of indexing schemes were used to increase the usefulness of the NUREG report and its associated software. The software package and the summaries in the report are written in the context of the {open_quotes}new{close_quotes} 10 CFR Part 20 ({section}{section}20.1001--20.2401). The purpose of this NUREG report is to allow interested individuals to familiarize themselves with the contents of the HPPOS Data Base and with the basis of many NRC decisions and regulations. The HPPOS summaries and original documents are intended to serve as a source of information for radiation protection programs at nuclear research and power reactors, nuclear medicine, and other industries that either process or use nuclear materials.

Kerr, G.D.; Borges, T.; Stafford, R.S.; Lu, P.Y. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Carter, D. [US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)] [US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Towards an Infrastructure for Authorization - Position Paper  

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In recent years, there has been a great deal of debate about whether a large-scale "publickey infrastructure" is needed for electronic commerce and, if so, whether the technical difficulty of building and deploying such an infrastructure will impede the growth of electronic commerce. We argue here that much of the controversy is attributable to the fact that the term "public-key infrastructure" has not been clearly and correctly defined. We explain why the informal definition most often associated with the term, i.e., that of a global mapping between users' identities and public keys, is not the right definition for electronic commerce and hence that whether such a mapping can and will be built and deployed with available resources is not an especially pressing question. Finally, we describe an alternative type of infrastructural development that we believe really would enable electronic commerce. 1 Introduction It is our position that the debate over whether a large-scale public-k...

Joan Feigenbaum

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Position, rotation, and intensity invariant recognizing method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for recognizing the presence of a particular target in a field of view which is target position, rotation, and intensity invariant includes the preparing of a target-specific invariant filter from a combination of all eigen-modes of a pattern of the particular target. Coherent radiation from the field of view is then imaged into an optical correlator in which the invariant filter is located. The invariant filter is rotated in the frequency plane of the optical correlator in order to produce a constant-amplitude rotational response in a correlation output plane when the particular target is present in the field of view. Any constant response is thus detected in the output plane to determine whether a particular target is present in the field of view. Preferably, a temporal pattern is imaged in the output plane with a optical detector having a plurality of pixels and a correlation coefficient for each pixel is determined by accumulating the intensity and intensity-square of each pixel. The orbiting of the constant response caused by the filter rotation is also preferably eliminated either by the use of two orthogonal mirrors pivoted correspondingly to the rotation of the filter or the attaching of a refracting wedge to the filter to remove the offset angle. Detection is preferably performed of the temporal pattern in the output plane at a plurality of different angles with angular separation sufficient to decorrelate successive frames. 1 fig.

Ochoa, E.; Schils, G.F.; Sweeney, D.W.

1987-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

168

CLIC quadrupole stabilization and nano-positioning  

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In the Compact LInear Collider (CLIC) currently under study, electrons and positrons will be accelerated in two linear accelerators to collide at the interaction point with an energy of 0.5- 3 TeV. This machine is constituted of a succession of accelerating structures, used to accelerate the beams of particles, and electromagnets (quadrupoles) used to focus the beams. In order to ensure good performances, the quadrupoles have to be extremely stable. Additionally, they should also have the capability to move by steps of some tens of nanometers every 20 ms with a precision of +/- 1nm. This paper proposes a holistic approach to fulfill alternatively both requirements using the same device. The concept is based on piezoelectric hard mounts to isolate the quadrupoles from the ground vibrations in the sensitive range between 1 and 20 Hz, and to provide nano-positioning capabilities. It is also shown that this strategy ensures robustness to external forces (acoustic noise, water flow for the cooling, air flow for th...

Collette, C; Artoos, K; Fernandez Carmona, P; Guinchard, M; Hauviller, C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Motorized manipulator for positioning a TEM specimen  

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The invention relates to a motorized manipulator for positioning a TEM specimen holder with sub-micron resolution parallel to a y-z plane and rotating the specimen holder in the y-z plane, the manipulator comprising a base (2), and attachment means (30) for attaching the specimen holder to the manipulator, characterized in that the manipulator further comprises at least three nano-actuators (3.sup.a, 3.sup.b, 3.sup.c) mounted on the base, each nano-actuator showing a tip (4.sup.a, 4.sup.b, 4.sup.c), the at least three tips defining the y-z plane, each tip capable of moving with respect to the base in the y-z plane; a platform (5) in contact with the tips of the nano-actuators; and clamping means (6) for pressing the platform against the tips of the nano-actuators; as a result of which the nano-actuators can rotate the platform with respect to the base in the y-z plane and translate the platform parallel to the y-z plane.

Schmid, Andreas Karl (Berkeley, CA); Andresen, Nord (Berkeley, CA)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

170

HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE IN POSITION-POSITION-VELOCITY SPACE  

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Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence is able to create hierarchical structures in the interstellar medium (ISM) that are correlated on a wide range of scales via the energy cascade. We use hierarchical tree diagrams known as dendrograms to characterize structures in synthetic position-position-velocity (PPV) emission cubes of isothermal magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. We show that the structures and degree of hierarchy observed in PPV space are related to the presence of self-gravity and the global sonic and Alfvenic Mach numbers. Simulations with higher Alfvenic Mach number, self-gravity and supersonic flows display enhanced hierarchical structure. We observe a strong dependency on the sonic and Alfvenic Mach numbers and self-gravity when we apply the statistical moments (i.e., mean, variance, skewness, kurtosis) to the leaf and node distribution of the dendrogram. Simulations with self-gravity, larger magnetic field and higher sonic Mach number have dendrogram distributions with higher statistical moments. Application of the dendrogram to three-dimensional density cubes, also known as position-position-position (PPP) cubes, reveals that the dominant emission contours in PPP and PPV are related for supersonic gas but not for subsonic. We also explore the effects of smoothing, thermal broadening, and velocity resolution on the dendrograms in order to make our study more applicable to observational data. These results all point to hierarchical tree diagrams as being a promising additional tool for studying ISM turbulence and star forming regions for obtaining information on the degree of self-gravity, the Mach numbers and the complicated relationship between PPV and PPP data.

Burkhart, Blakesley; Lazarian, A. [Astronomy Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 475 N. Charter St., WI 53711 (United States); Goodman, Alyssa [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS-78, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Rosolowsky, Erik [University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna BC V1V 1V7 (Canada)

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

171

Targeted Radiotherapy of Estrogen Receptor Positive Tumors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objectives of the proposal were to develop estrogen receptor (ER) binding small molecule radiopharmaceuticals for targeted radiotherapy of ER positive (ER+) tumors. In particular, this proposal focused on embedding a {sup 186,188}Re or a {sup 32}P radionuclide into an estrogen steroidal framework by isosteric substitution such that the resulting structure is topologically similar to the estrogen (estrogen mimic). The estrogen mimic molecules expected to bind to the ER and exhibit biodistribution akin to that of native estrogen due to structural mimicry. It is anticipated that the {sup 186,188}Re- or a {sup 32}P-containing estrogen mimics will be useful for targeted molecular radiotherapy of ER+ tumors. It is well established that the in vivo target tissue uptake of estrogen like steroidal molecules is related to the binding of the steroids to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG is important in the uptake of estrogens and testosterone in target tissues by SHBG receptors on the cell surface. However, hitherto the design of estrogen like small molecule radiopharmaceuticals was focused on optimizing ER binding characteristics without emphasis on SHBG binding properties. Consequently, even the molecules with good ER affinity in vitro, performed poorly in biodistribution studies. Based on molecular modeling studies the proposal focused on developing estrogen mimics 1-3 which were topologically similar to native estrogens, and form hydrogen bonds in ER and SHBG in the same manner as those of native estrogens. To this end the technical objectives of the proposal focused on synthesizing the rhenium-estrone and estradiol mimics 1 and 2 respectively, and phosphorous estradiol mimic 3 and to assess their stability and in vitro binding characteristics to ER and SHBG.

Raghavan Rajagopalan

2006-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

172

Transient signal detection using GPS position time series  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Continuously operating Global Positioning System (GPS) networks record station position changes with millimeter-level accuracy and have revealed transient deformations on various spatial and temporal scales. However, the ...

Ji, Kang Hyeun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Assimilating Vortex Position with an Ensemble Kalman Filter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of hurricane position, which in practice might be available from satellite or radar imagery, can be easily assimilated with an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) given an operator that computes the position of the vortex in the background ...

Yongsheng Chen; Chris Snyder

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Fact Sheet, Consequences of a Positive Drug Test - September...  

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

Consequences of a Positive Drug Test - September 14, 2007 Fact Sheet, Consequences of a Positive Drug Test - September 14, 2007 September 14, 2007 Fact Sheet on the Consequences of...

175

A Simple Positive Definite Advection Scheme with Small Implicit Diffusion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of negative values for positive definite scalars in the solution of the advection equation is an important difficulty in numerical modeling. This paper proposes a new positively definite advection scheme which has a simple form, ...

Piotr K. Smolarkiewicz

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Capacitive Beam Position Monitor for NDCX-II  

SciTech Connect

This note describes the design, fabrication and calibration of the NDCX-II capacitive beam position monitor.

Lidia, S.M.; Bieniosek, F.M.; Henestroza, E.; Takakuwa, J.H.

2011-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

177

Improving data fusion in personal positioning systems for outdoor environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fault detection and correction methodology for personal positioning systems for outdoor environments is presented. We demonstrate its successful use in a system consisting of a global positioning system receiver and an inertial measurement unit. Localization ... Keywords: Adaptive Kalman filtering, Causal diagnosis, Chi-square test, Dead reckoning, Fault detection, Pedestrian positioning

E. Pulido Herrera; H. Kaufmann; J. Secue; R. QuiróS; G. Fabregat

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Entry-Level Positions | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Entry-Level Positions | National Nuclear Security Administration Entry-Level Positions | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Entry-Level Positions Home > Federal Employment > Our Jobs > Entry-Level Positions Entry-Level Positions Are you looking for a way to share your ideas, follow your passions and develop professionally? NNSA has entry-level positions that will allow you

179

Complexity of the positive semidefinite matrix completion problem ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This follows directly from Lemma 2.2 combined with Theorem. 3.2: By Lemma 2.2 , ..... The real positive defi- nite completion problem: cycle completability.

180

Combining Positive and Negative Thermal Expansion Materials to ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Combining Positive and Negative Thermal Expansion Materials to Tailor the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Metal/Ceramic Composites.

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Position and momentum observables on R and on R^3  

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We characterize all position and momentum observables on R and on R^3. We study some of their operational properties and discuss their covariant joint observables.

C. Carmeli; T. Heinonen; A. Toigo

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

182

Dr. Peter Lyons Announced in Senior Nuclear Position  

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

Today, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Lyons to the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.

183

Solar Radio Burst Effects on Global Positioning System Receivers .  

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??This thesis presents a series of studies investigating solar radio burst effects on Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers along with supporting instrumentation and analysis techniques.… (more)

Cerruti, Alessandro Paolo

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Solar Position Algorithm for Solar Radiation Applications (Revised...  

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Revised January 2008 * NRELTP-560-34302 Solar Position Algorithm for Solar Radiation Applications Ibrahim Reda and Afshin Andreas National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole...

185

Addressing college readiness through a positive deviance framework.  

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??This exploratory study utilized a positive deviance theoretical framework to unveil the challenges faced by students preparing for college, as well as the strategies used… (more)

Rainey, Christie A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Positioning and locking device for fuel pin to grid attachment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioning and locking device for fuel pin to grid attachment provides an inexpensive means of positively positioning and locking the individual fuel pins which make up the driver fuel assemblies used in nuclear reactors. The device can be adapted for use with a currently used attachment grid assembly design and insures that the pins remain in their proper position throughout the in-reactor life of the assembly. This device also simplifies fuel bundle assembly in that a complete row of fuel pins can be added to the bundle during each step of assembly.

Frick, Thomas M. (Irwin, PA); Wineman, Arthur L. (Greensburg, PA)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

NETL: News Release - New Study Indicates Positive Economic Impact...  

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17, 2007 New Study Indicates Positive Economic Impact of DOE Laboratory NETL Contributes 283 Million, 3,200 Jobs to Pennsylvania, West Virginia Region WASHINGTON, DC - A recently...

188

Weyl type bound on positive Interior Transmission Eigenvalues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper contains a lower bound of the Weyl type on the counting function of the positive eigenvalues of the interior transmission eigenvalue problem which justifies the existence of an infinite set of positive interior transmission eigenvalues. We consider the classical transmission problem as well as the case where the inhomogeneous medium contains an obstacle. One of the essential components of the proof is an estimate for the D-t-N operator for the Helmholtz equation for positive $\\lambda$ that replaces the standard parameter-elliptic estimate valid outside of the positive semi-axis.

Evgeny Lakshtanov; Boris Vainberg

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

189

Sandia National Laboratories Fiber–Optic Long-Line Position ...  

sensor. Non-electrical position sensors like the one developed by Sandia are desirable for use in hazardous environments, e.g., for

190

Photon position eigenvectors lead to complete photon wave mechanics  

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We have recently constructed a photon position operator with commuting components. This was long thought to be impossible, but our position eigenvectors have a vortex structure like twisted light. Thus they are not spherically symmetric and the position operator does not transform as a vector, so that previous non-existence arguments do not apply. We find two classes of position eigenvectors and obtain photon wave functions by projection onto the bases of position eigenkets that they define, following the usual rules of quantum mechanics. The hermitian position operator, r0, leads to a Landau-Peierls wave function, while field-like eigenvectors of the nonhermitian position operator and its adjoint lead to a biorthonormal basis. These two bases are equivalent in the sense that they are related by a similarity transformation. The eigenvectors of the nonhermitian position operators lead to a field-potential wave function pair. These field-like positive frequency wave functions satisfy Maxwell's equations, and thus justify the supposition that MEs describe single photon wave mechanics. The expectation value of the number operator is photon density with undetected photons integrated over, consistent with Feynman's conclusion that the density of non-interacting particles can be interpreted as probability density.

Margaret Hawton

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Position paper - peer review and design verification of selected activities  

SciTech Connect

Position Paper to develop and document a position on the performance of independent peer reviews on selected design and analysis components of the Title I (preliminary) and Title II (detailed) design phases of the Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility project.

Stine, M.D.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Web and Database Developer for Student Academic Services Position Summary  

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Web and Database Developer for Student Academic Services Position Summary: Student Academic custom web and relational database applications have been developed using FileMaker Pro, PHP, and MySQL. This position will be responsible for all aspects of web and database development; including upgrading current

Sze, Lawrence

193

Hybrid TOA---AOA Location Positioning Techniques in GSM Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Positioning algorithms and their implementation in mobile networks are being investigated in the literature due to their importance in location services. Nowadays, the need for superior accuracy has cast attention to hybrid positioning techniques. In ... Keywords: Access delay, Angle of arrivals, GSM procedure, Hybrid techniques, Paging signalling, Time of arrivals

Nikos Deligiannis; Spiros Louvros

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Kalman-type positioning filters with floor plan information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A family of Kalman-type filters that estimate the user's position indoors, using range measurements and floor plan data, is presented. The floor plan information is formulated as a set of linear constraints and is used to truncate the Gaussian posterior ... Keywords: Kalman filter, floor plan, inequality constraints, nonlinear filtering, positioning

Tommi Perälä; Simo Ali-Löytty

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

A note on positive energy of topologically massive gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I review how "classical SUGRA" embeddability establishes positive energy E for D=3 topologically massive gravity (TMG), with or without a cosmological term, a procedure familiar from D=4 Einstein gravity (GR). It also provides explicit expressions for E. In contrast to GR, E is not manifestly positive, due to the peculiar two-term nature of TMG.

Deser, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Distributed optimal dynamic base station positioning in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Base station (BS) positioning is an effective method for improving the performance of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A metric-aware optimal BS positioning and relocation mechanism for WSNs is proposed. This technique locates the BS with respect to ... Keywords: Base station placement, Base station relocation, Least-squares optimization, Wireless sensor networks

P. D. Hossein Zadeh; C. Schlegel; M. H. MacGregor

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Crustal motion in Indonesia from Global Positioning System measurements  

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Crustal motion in Indonesia from Global Positioning System measurements Y. Bock,1 L. Prawirodirdjo: crustal motion, Indonesia tectonics, GPS, current plate motions, Southeast Asia Citation: Bock, Y., L, Crustal motion in Indonesia from Global Positioning System measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B8), 2367

McCaffrey, Robert

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Nominal Position Controller for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor System  

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A nonlinear position controller for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) was designed to achieve position tracing control and robust control. The controller included two parts: the model controller and the robust controller. The former was designed ... Keywords: PMSM, nominal control, sliding mode control

Yuzeng Zhang; Fan Wang; Mingyin Yan

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RANGING ENERGY OPTIMIZATION FOR ROBUST SENSOR POSITIONING WITH COLLABORATIVE ANCHORS  

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sensor networks (WSNs). In practice, it is costly to equip each sen- sor with a global positioning system-arrival between a sensor and beacons, and then these measure- ments are conveyed somewhere for position estimation are connected to a central processing unit (CPU) and the application requires the CPU to know the sensor

Leus, Geert

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Molecular pulses: Population inversion with positively chirped short pulses  

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Molecular pulses: Population inversion with positively chirped short pulses Jianshu Cao of molecular systems can be achieved with intense positively chirped broadband laser pulses. To provide and a four-level model is designed to demonstrate for molecular systems the correlation between the sign

Cao, Jianshu

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Positive solutions of generalized Emden-Fowler equation  

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In this paper, first we obtain a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of positive solution to a singular impulsive Dirichlet boundary value problem, then we discuss the existence of multiple solutions to a singular impulsive BVP. In the ... Keywords: fixed point index, positive solution, singular impulsive boundary value problem

Xi'an Xu

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Characterization of the Micromechanical Flying Insect by Optical Position Sensing  

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fiberoptic reflective position sensor system inspired by the Omron system tested here to fit size, accuracy, and bandwidth needs. III. FIBEROPTIC POSITION SENSING Using fiberoptics to transport light to and from) as used with the Omron fiberoptic amplifier were used in the custom system. These PMMA (polymethyl

Fearing, Ron

203

Secure position verification for wireless sensor networks in noisy channels  

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Position verification in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is quite tricky in presence of attackers (malicious sensor nodes), who try to break the verification protocol by reporting their incorrect positions (locations) during the verification stage. In ... Keywords: 3? limit, distance estimation, distributed protocol, location verification, quantiles, wireless networks

Partha Sarathi Mandal; Anil K. Ghosh

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SunPosition online  

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SunPosition online SunPosition online Sunposition online image Easy to use, fast and highly accurate professional sun positioning application with professionally presented printouts for members location results. SunPosition online uses an advanced mathematical algorithm to run calculations which are incredibly accurate, probably the most accurate available, meaning you can be sure to know exactly where to expect the sun, wherever and whenever you need to. Calculations can be made using either true or magnetic north, the application even calculates the magnetic declination for the selected location or location longitude and latitude co-ordinates if manually entered. Ideally suited to be used with Suunto high precision instruments. Screen Shots Keywords sun position, solar angle design, solar azimuth, solar altitude, sun path

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Cones of positive maps and their duality relations  

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The structure of cones of positive and k-positive maps acting on a finite-dimensional Hilbert space is investigated. Special emphasis is given to their duality relations to the sets of superpositive and k-superpositive maps. We characterize k-positive and k-superpositive maps with regard to their properties under taking compositions. A number of results obtained for maps are also rephrased for the corresponding cones of block positive, k-block positive, separable, and k-entangled operators due to the Jamiolkowski-Choi isomorphism. Generalizations to a situation where no such simple isomorphism is available are also made, employing the idea of mapping cones. As a side result to our discussion, we show that extreme entanglement witnesses, which are optimal, should be of special interest in entanglement studies.

Skowronek, Lukasz [Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Stoermer, Erling [Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, 0316 Oslo (Norway); Zyczkowski, Karol [Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, 30-059 Krakow, Poland and Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 02-668 Warszawa (Poland)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam Position and Phase Monitor - Wire Mapping System  

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The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) deploys many cylindrical beam position and phase monitors (BPPM) throughout the linac to measure the beam central position, phase and bunched-beam current. Each monitor is calibrated and qualified prior to installation to insure it meets LANSCE requirements. The BPPM wire mapping system is used to map the BPPM electrode offset, sensitivity and higher order coefficients. This system uses a three-axis motion table to position the wire antenna structure within the cavity, simulating the beam excitation of a BPPM at a fundamental frequency of 201.25 MHz. RF signal strength is measured and recorded for the four electrodes as the antenna position is updated. An effort is underway to extend the systems service to the LANSCE facility by replacing obsolete electronic hardware and taking advantage of software enhancements. This paper describes the upgraded wire positioning system's new hardware and software capabilities including its revised antenna structure, motion control interface, RF measurement equipment and Labview software upgrades. The main purpose of the wire mapping system at LANSCE is to characterize the amplitude response versus beam central position of BPPMs before they are installed in the beam line. The wire mapping system is able to simulate a beam using a thin wire and measure the signal response as the wire position is varied within the BPPM aperture.

Watkins, Heath A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shurter, Robert B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gilpatrick, John D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kutac, Vincent G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Derwin [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

207

Determination of positions of optical elements of the human eye  

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An original method for noninvasive determining the positions of elements of intraocular optics is proposed. The analytic dependence of the measurement error on the optical-scheme parameters and the restriction in distance from the element being measured are determined within the framework of the method proposed. It is shown that the method can be efficiently used for determining the position of elements in the classical Gullstrand eye model and personalised eye models. The positions of six optical surfaces of the Gullstrand eye model and four optical surfaces of the personalised eye model can be determined with an error of less than 0.25 mm. (human eye optics)

Galetskii, S O; Cherezova, T Yu [M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2009-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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How to Apply for an SES Position | Department of Energy  

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How to Apply for an SES Position How to Apply for an SES Position How to Apply for an SES Position The Senior Executive Service (SES) is an elite group of men and women meeting the highest professional standards who administer public programs at the top levels of the Federal government. SES employees' salaries are linked directly to individual performance. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) SES web page contains a host of information that may be benefical to you. To apply for current SES positions within the Federal Government, including the Department of Energy please visit the Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS site. From this site, you may view, download and apply for vacancies of interest to you. DOE does not accept unsolicited resumes. You must apply to a specific

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Mid-Career and Managerial Positions | National Nuclear Security...  

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Positions If you are looking for a place that offers a challenging and rewarding environment for you to master your field, NNSA is the place for you. Whether you are in...

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How to Apply for Senior Executive positions | Department of Energy  

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How to Apply for Senior Executive positions How to Apply for Senior Executive positions How to Apply for Senior Executive positions To apply vacancies for SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) , SENIOR LEVEL (SL), SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL (ST) positions within the Department of Energy please visit OPM's website: http://www.usajobs.gov. From this site, you may download announcements for vacancies of interest to you. SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) The Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications provides detailed information about executive qualifications and tips for writing effective qualification statements. What Are Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) define the competencies needed to build a federal corporate culture that drives for results, serves customers, and builds successful teams and coalitions within and outside

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SunPosition  

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SunPosition SunPosition SunPosition image Calculates time series of sun angles (such as solar altitude and solar azimuth) for a given location and outputs them as text files that can be imported into spreadsheets and solar energy analysis programs. Sun Position is highly customizable: you can have it calculate angles for one specific day, once a month for one year, once a week, daily, etc., and in a given day calculate the angles once a day, hourly, every 15 minutes, etc. Its primary purpose is to assist architects and solar designers perform energy analysis calculations. Screen Shots Keywords solar angle design, solar altitude, solar design Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required None required. Users Several dozen regular users in building and alternative energy fields,

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Search Reference Guide For Staff and Faculty Positions  

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Search Reference Guide For Staff and Faculty Positions January 2013 *New Feature* A significant change in PA 7 is the search feature which allows a user to develop real- tiime reporting searches targeted to their needs

Farritor, Shane

213

Dual position locking joint design for a medical walker  

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In this thesis we analyzed a joint created for a medical walker currently in the prototyping stage of development. The walker is designed to help a user stand up from a seated position. The joint holds two legs of the ...

Beecher, Eric M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

A Remark on the Strict Positivity of the Entropy Production  

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We establish an algebraic criterion which ensures the strict positivity of the entropy production in quantum models consisting of a small system coupled to thermal reservoirs at different temperatures.

Walter H. Aschbacher; Herbert Spohn

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

215

Probabilistic Prediction of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Position  

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A new objective aid for operational prediction of the positions of tropical cyclones is presented. Its method is based on a simple analysis of the performance of all operationally available numerical models during a training period. In a ...

Harry C. Weber

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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We have examined the characteristics of positive cloud-to-ground lightning flashes in Mesoscale Convective Systems observed during the Oklahoma-Kansas PRE-STORM project in 1985. Lightning frequencies and patterns of ground strike locations are ...

Steven A. Rutledge; Chungu Lu; Donald R. MacGorman

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Position control system for use with micromechanical actuators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioning system adapted for use with micromechanical actuators provides feedback control of the position of the movable element of the actuator utilizing a low Q sensing coil. The effective inductance of the sensing coil changes with position of the movable element to change the frequency of oscillation of a variable oscillator. The output of the variable oscillator is compared in a phase detector to a reference oscillator signal. The phase detector provides a pulsed output having a pulse duty cycle related to the phase or frequency difference between the oscillator signals. The output of the phase detector is provided to a drive coil which applies a magnetic force to the movable element which balances the force of a spring. The movable element can be displaced to a new position by changing the frequency of the reference oscillator.

Guckel, Henry (Madison, WI); Stiers, Eric W. (Madison, WI)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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12.540 Principles of Global Positioning Systems, Spring 2008  

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The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the ...

Herring, Thomas

219

DEPARTMENT ORIENTATION CHECKLIST SECTION A: EMPLOYEE/POSITION INFORMATION  

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DEPARTMENT ORIENTATION CHECKLIST SECTION A: EMPLOYEE/POSITION INFORMATION Department Start Date: ___________________ SECTION B: DEPARTMENT ORIENTATION 1. Introductions Colleagues Department Orientation Partner 2. Department Information Philosophy/Objectives University Policies Telephone system

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Characterization of partial positive transposition states and measures of entanglement  

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A detailed characterization of partial positive transposition (PPT) states, both in the Heisenberg and in the Schroedinger picture, is given. Measures of entanglement are defined and discussed in details. Illustrative examples are provided.

Majewski, Wladyslaw A. [Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Gdansk University, Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland); Matsuoka, Takashi [Faculty of Management of Administration and Information, Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, Toyohira 5001, Chino City, Nagano 391-0292 (Japan); Ohya, Masanori [Department of Information Science, Tokyo University of Science, Yamazaki 2641, Noda City, Chiba 278-8510 (Japan)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A reduction theorem for capacity of positive maps  

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We prove a reduction theorem for capacity of positive maps of finite dimensional C*-algebras, thus reducing the computation of capacity to the case when the image of a nonscalar projection is never a projection.

Erling Stormer

2005-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the structural changes caused by positive DNA supercoiling  

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The procession of helix-tracking enzymes along a DNA molecule results in the formation of supercoils in the DNA, with positive supercoiling (overwinding) generated ahead of the enzyme, and negative supercoiling (underwinding) ...

Barth, Marita Christine

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Distal chromatin structure influences local nucleosome positions and gene expression  

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The positions of nucleosomes across the genome influence several cellular processes, including gene transcription. However, our understanding of the factors dictating where nucleosomes are located and how this affects gene ...

Jansen, An

224

Secure Position Verification for Wireless Sensor Networks in Noisy Channels  

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Position verification in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is quite tricky in presence of attackers (malicious sensor nodes), who try to break the verification protocol by reporting their incorrect positions (locations) during the verification stage. In the literature of WSNs, most of the existing methods of position verification have used trusted verifiers, which are in fact vulnerable to attacks by malicious nodes. They also depend on some distance estimation techniques, which are not accurate in noisy channels (mediums). In this article, we propose a secure position verification scheme for WSNs in noisy channels without relying on any trusted entities. Our verification scheme detects and filters out all malicious nodes from the network with very high probability.

Mandal, Partha Sarathi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

ROPE: robust position estimation in wireless sensor networks  

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We address the problem of secure location determination, known as Secure Localization, and the problem of verifying the location claim of a node, known as Location Verification, in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). We propose a robust positioning ...

Loukas Lazos; Radha Poovendran; Srdjan ?apkun

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A novel positioning system for accurate tracking in indoor environments  

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Precise positioning is crucial to many applications involving autonomous robots in indoor environments. Current solutions to the indoor localization problem are either both highly unreliable and inaccurate (like GPS based ...

Linga, Srujan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

BEAM POSITION AND PHASE MONITORS FOR THE LANSCE LINAC  

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New beam-position and phase monitors are under development for the linac at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Transducers have been designed and are being fabricated. We are considering many options for the electronic instrumentation to process the signals and provide position and phase data with the necessary precision and flexibility to serve the various required functions. We'll present the various options under consideration for instrumentation along with the advantages and shortcomings of these options.

McCrady, Rodney C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gilpatrick, John D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Power, John F. [AOT-IC

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Detecting DNA regulatory motifs by incorporating positional trendsin information content  

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On the basis of the observation that conserved positions in transcription factor binding sites are often clustered together, we propose a simple extension to the model-based motif discovery methods. We assign position-specific prior distributions to the frequency parameters of the model, penalizing deviations from a specified conservation profile. Examples with both simulated and real data show that this extension helps discover motifs as the data become noisier or when there is a competing false motif.

Kechris, Katherina J.; van Zwet, Erik; Bickel, Peter J.; Eisen,Michael B.

2004-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

229

BEAM POSITION AND PHASE MONITORS FOR THE LANSCE LINAC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New beam-position and phase monitors are under development for the linac at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE.) Transducers have been designed and are being installed. We are considering many options for the electronic instrumentation to process the signals and provide position and phase data with the necessary precision and flexibility to serve the various required functions. We'll present the various options under consideration for instrumentation along with the advantages and shortcomings of these options.

McCrady, Rodney C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gilpatrick, John D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Watkins, Heath A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

230

Characterization of distillability of entanglement in terms of positive maps  

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A necessary and sufficient condition for 1-distillability is formulated in terms of decomposable positive maps. As an application we provide insight into why all states violating the reduction criterion map are distillable and demonstrate how to construct such maps in a systematic way. We establish a connection between a number of existing results, which leads to an elementary proof for the characterisation of distillability in terms of 2-positive maps.

Lieven Clarisse

2004-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

231

Fundamental Limits to Position Determination by Concentration Gradients  

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Position determination in biological systems is often achieved through protein concentration gradients. Measuring the local concentration of such a protein with a spatially-varying distribution allows the measurement of position within the system. In order for these systems to work effectively, position determination must be robust to noise. Here, we calculate fundamental limits to the precision of position determination by concentration gradients due to unavoidable biochemical noise perturbing the gradients. We focus on gradient proteins with first order reaction kinetics. Systems of this type have been experimentally characterised in both developmental and cell biology settings. For a single gradient we show that, through time-averaging, great precision can potentially be achieved even with very low protein copy numbers. As a second example, we investigate the ability of a system with oppositely directed gradients to find its centre. With this mechanism, positional precision close to the centre improves more slowly with increasing averaging time, and so longer averaging times or higher copy numbers are required for high precision. For both single and double gradients, we demonstrate the existence of optimal length scales for the gradients, where precision is maximized, as well as analyzing how precision depends on the size of the concentration measuring apparatus. Our results provide fundamental constraints on the positional precision supplied by concentration gradients in various contexts, including both in developmental biology and also within a single cell.

Filipe Tostevin; Pieter Rein ten Wolde; Martin Howard

2007-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

232

The continuity of the output entropy of positive maps  

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Global and local continuity conditions for the output von Neumann entropy for positive maps between Banach spaces of trace-class operators in separable Hilbert spaces are obtained. Special attention is paid to completely positive maps: infinite dimensional quantum channels and operations. It is shown that as a result of some specific properties of the von Neumann entropy (as a function on the set of density operators) several results on the output entropy of positive maps can be obtained, which cannot be derived from the general properties of entropy type functions. In particular, it is proved that global continuity of the output entropy of a positive map follows from its finiteness. A characterization of positive linear maps preserving continuity of the entropy (in the following sense: continuity of the entropy on an arbitrary subset of input operators implies continuity of the output entropy on this subset) is obtained. A connection between the local continuity properties of two completely positive complementary maps is considered. Bibliography: 21 titles.

Shirokov, Maxim E [Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

233

Michrochannel plate for position sensitive alpha particle detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper will describe the use of a microchannel plate (MCP) as the associated particle detector on a sealed tube neutron generator. The generator produces neutrons and associated alpha particles for use as a probe to locate and identify hidden explosives in associated particle imaging (API). The MCP measures the position in two dimensions and precise timing of the incident alpha particle, information which is then used to calculate the emission time and direction of the corresponding neutron. The MCP replaces the position-sensitive photomultipler tube (PSPMT) which, until recently, had been the only detector available for measuring position and timing for alpha particles in neutron generator applications. Where the PSPMT uses charge division for generating position information, a process that requires a first order correction to each pulse, the MCP uses delay-line timing, which requires no correction. The result is a device with an order of magnitude improvement in both position resolution and timing compared to the PSPMT. Hardware and software development and the measurements made to characterize the MCP for API applications are described.

Paul Hurley and James Tinsley

2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

234

EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS FROM A MICROWAVE CAVITY BEAM POSITION MONITOR.  

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Future Linear Colliders have hard requirements for the beam transverse position stability in the accelerator. A beam Position Monitor (BPM) with the resolution better than 0.1 micron in the single bunch regime is needed to control the stability of the beam position along the linac. Proposed BPM is based on the measurement of the asymmetrical mode excited by single bunch in the cavity. Four stages of signal processing (space-, time-, frequency- and phase-filtering providing the required signal-to-noise ratio) are used to obtain extremely high resolution. The measurement set-up was designed by BINP and installed at ATF/BNL to test experimentally this concept. The set-up includes three two-coordinates BPM's at the frequency of 13.566 GHz, and reference intensity/phase cavity. BPM's were mounted on support table. The two-coordinates movers allow to move and align BPM's along the straight line, using the signals from the beam. The position of each monitor is controlled by the sensors with the accuracy 0.03 micron. The information from three monitors allows to exclude angle and position jitter of the beam and measure BPM resolution. In the experiments the resolution of about 0.15 micron for 0.25 nC beam intensity was obtained, that is close to the value required.

BALAKIN,V.; BAZHAN,A.; LUNEV,P.; SOLYAK,N.; VOGEL,V.; ZHOGOLEV,P.; LISITSYN,A.; YAKIMENKO,V.

1999-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

235

LANL announces new senior leadership position, associated organizational  

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LANL announces new senior leadership position LANL announces new senior leadership position LANL announces new senior leadership position, associated organizational restructuring Paul Henry named principal associate director for capital projects. March 18, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Contact Communications Office

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Coordinated joint motion control system with position error correction  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are an articulated hydraulic machine supporting, control system and control method for same. The articulated hydraulic machine has an end effector for performing useful work. The control system is capable of controlling the end effector for automated movement along a preselected trajectory. The control system has a position error correction system to correct discrepancies between an actual end effector trajectory and a desired end effector trajectory. The correction system can employ one or more absolute position signals provided by one or more acceleration sensors supported by one or more movable machine elements. Good trajectory positioning and repeatability can be obtained. A two-joystick controller system is enabled, which can in some cases facilitate the operator's task and enhance their work quality and productivity.

Danko, George (Reno, NV)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

237

Ventilation/Perfusion Mismatch Caused by Positive Pressure Ventilatory Support  

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In a patient with lobar atelectasis who was on positive pressure ventilatorysupport, ventilationand perfusion images showed absent ventilationand normal perfusion (reverse mismatch) in the region of the atelectasis and normal ventilation and decreased perfusion (true mismatch) not caused by pulmonaryembolism in another lung zone. We report this case to emphasize that the lung scan findingsin patients on positive pressure ventilatorySUppOrt be carefullyinterpreted for the diagnosis of pulmonaryemboli. J NuciMed30:1268—1270, 1989 ulmonary embolism (PE) is often difficult to diag nose because the symptoms and signs can be nonspe cific or subtle. Lung ventilation/perfusion (V/P) scm tigraphy is the principal noninvasive imaging modality for its diagnosis. We report a case demonstrating both classical V/P mismatch (false positive for PE in this case) and reverse V/P mismatch (absent ventilation and normal perfusion, therefore negative for PE) in a patient

Chun K. Kim; Sydney Heyman

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Coordinated joint motion control system with position error correction  

SciTech Connect

Disclosed are an articulated hydraulic machine supporting, control system and control method for same. The articulated hydraulic machine has an end effector for performing useful work. The control system is capable of controlling the end effector for automated movement along a preselected trajectory. The control system has a position error correction system to correct discrepancies between an actual end effector trajectory and a desired end effector trajectory. The correction system can employ one or more absolute position signals provided by one or more acceleration sensors supported by one or more movable machine elements. Good trajectory positioning and repeatability can be obtained. A two-joystick controller system is enabled, which can in some cases facilitate the operator's task and enhance their work quality and productivity.

Danko, George (Reno, NV)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

239

Positive Scattering Cross Sections using Constrained Least Squares  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method which creates a positive Legendre expansion from truncated Legendre cross section libraries is presented. The cross section moments of order two and greater are modified by a constrained least squares algorithm, subject to the constraints that the zeroth and first moments remain constant, and that the standard discrete ordinate scattering matrix is positive. A method using the maximum entropy representation of the cross section which reduces the error of these modified moments is also presented. These methods are implemented in PARTISN, and numerical results from a transport calculation using highly anisotropic scattering cross sections with the exponential discontinuous spatial scheme is presented.

Dahl, J.A.; Ganapol, B.D.; Morel, J.E.

1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

240

Design of the AGS Booster Beam Position Monitor electronics  

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The operational requirements of the AGS Booster Beam Position Monitor system necessitate the use of electronics with wide dynamic range and broad instantaneous bandwidth. Bunch synchronization is provided by a remote timing sequencer coupled to the local ring electronics via digital fiber-optic links. The Sequencer and local ring circuitry work together to provide single turn trajectory or average orbit and intensity information, integrated over 1 to 225 bunches. Test capabilities are built in for the purpose of enhancing BPM system accuracy. This paper describes the design of the Booster Beam Position Monitor electronics, and presents performance details of the front end processing, acquisition and timing circuitry.

Ciardullo, D.J.; Smith, G.A.; Beadle, E.R.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of the AGS Booster Beam Position Monitor electronics  

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The operational requirements of the AGS Booster Beam Position Monitor system necessitate the use of electronics with wide dynamic range and broad instantaneous bandwidth. Bunch synchronization is provided by a remote timing sequencer coupled to the local ring electronics via digital fiber-optic links. The Sequencer and local ring circuitry work together to provide single turn trajectory or average orbit and intensity information, integrated over 1 to 225 bunches. Test capabilities are built in for the purpose of enhancing BPM system accuracy. This paper describes the design of the Booster Beam Position Monitor electronics, and presents performance details of the front end processing, acquisition and timing circuitry.

Ciardullo, D.J.; Smith, G.A.; Beadle, E.R.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

242

Noise-cancelling quadrature magnetic position, speed and direction sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An array of three magnetic sensors in a single package is employed with a single bias magnet for sensing shaft position, speed and direction of a motor in a high magnetic noise environment. Two of the three magnetic sensors are situated in an anti-phase relationship (i.e., 180.degree. out-of-phase) with respect to the relationship between the other of the two sensors and magnetically salient target, and the third magnetic sensor is situated between the anti-phase sensors. The result is quadrature sensing with noise immunity for accurate relative position, speed and direction measurements.

Preston, Mark A. (Niskayuna, NY); King, Robert D. (Schenectady, NY)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Rational Positive Systems for Reaction Networks Jan H. van Schuppen  

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of certain chemical networks and applications to the kinetic proofreading model of T-cell receptor signal can be as high as 15.000 (about half the number of estimated genomes) and the number of chemical. These systems are called positive because the state vector represents masses or concentrations of chemical

van Schuppen, Jan H.

244

RAPOSI: rapidly installable positioning system for indoor environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

RAPOSI is a radio-signal-strength based positioning system for indoor environments. Independent self-localization as well as centralized tracking of light-weight mobile devices is enabled. By omitting typically required a-priori scene analysis, set-up ...

Florian Schreiner; Holger Ziemek

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Position sensitive radioactivity detection for gas and liquid chromatography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus are provided for the position sensitive detection of radioactivity in a fluid stream, particularly in the effluent fluid stream from a gas or liquid chromatographic instrument. The invention represents a significant advance in efficiency and cost reduction compared with current efforts.

Cochran, Joseph L. (Knoxville, TN); McCarthy, John F. (Loudon, TN); Palumbo, Anthony V. (Oak Ridge, TN); Phelps, Tommy J. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Ground Truth: A Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Flash  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe the circumstances and effects of a cloud-to-ground lightning flash that lowered positive charge and struck a residential home near Albany, New York. The characteristics of the flash were detected and recorded by a wide-band magnetic ...

Vincent P. Idone; Richard E. Orville; Ronald W. Henderson

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Fact Sheet on the Consequences of a Positive Drug Test  

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

The Secretary has determined that applicants for, and holders of, a DOE “Q” or “L” access authorization (security clearance) will be in Testing Designated Positions (TDP) as specified in DOE Order 3792.3, Drug-Free Federal Workplace Testing Implementation Program, for federal employees, and Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 707, Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites, for contractor employees.

248

Formal Approaches to Mode Conversion and Positioning for Vehicle System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mode conversion and positioning of the vehicle subsystem of the Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC), need to be safe and reliable, being two critical components. To meet this requirement, we apply formal methods in the design of rail ... Keywords: software engineering, industrial project, CSP, OZ, PAT

Wen Su; Fan Yang; Xiaofeng Wu; Jian Guo; Huibiao Zhu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Nutrition Fact Sheet A Positive Approach: Choose Nutrient-Rich  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

--saturated fat, sugar and salt. It offers a positive foundation to help you build overall healthier eating habits,fortifiedandfiber-richgrainfoods · Low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt · Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and nuts #12, turkey, or chicken. · Trywholewheatmacaroniinmacaroniand cheese--a great way to enjoy a whole grain food

Burke, Peter

250

Positive and negative entropy production in thermodynamic systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This article presents a heuristic combination of the local and global formulations of the second law of thermodynamics that suggests the possibility of theoretical existence of thermodynamic processes with positive and negative entropy production.Such processes may exhibit entropy couplings that reveal an unusual behavior from the point of view of conventional thermodynamics.

Belandria, Jose Iraides

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Position Stability Monitoring of THEthe LCLS Undulator Quadrupoles  

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X-ray FELs demand that the positions of undulator components be stable to less than 1 {mu}m per day. Simultaneously, the undulator length increases significantly in order to saturate at x-ray wavelengths. To minimize the impact of the outside environment, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) undulator is placed underground, but reliable data about ground motion inside such a tunnel was not available in the required stability range during the planning phase. Therefore, a new position monitor system had been developed and installed with the LCLS undulator. This system is capable of measuring x, y, roll, pitch and yaw of each of the 33 undulator quadrupoles with respect to stretched wires. Instrument resolution is about 10 nm and instrument drift is negligible. Position data of individual quadrupoles can be correlated along the entire 132-m long undulator. The system has been under continuous operation since 2009. This report describes long term experiences with the running system and the observed positional stability of the undulator quadrupoles.

Nuhn, Heinz Dieter; Gassner, Georg; Peters, Franz; /SLAC

2012-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

252

Galileo single frequency ionospheric correction: performances in terms of position  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For GPS single frequency users, the ionospheric contribution to the error budget is estimated by the well-known Klobuchar algorithm. For Galileo, it will be mitigated by a global algorithm based on the NeQuick model. This algorithm relies on the adaptation ... Keywords: Data ingestion, Galileo, Ionospheric correction, NeQuick model, Positioning, Single frequency

Benoît Bidaine; Matthieu Lonchay; René Warnant

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Photosensitivity enhancement of PLZT ceramics by positive ion implantation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The photosensitivity of lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) ceramic material used in high resolution, high contrast, and non-volatile photoferroelectric image storage and display devices is enhanced significantly by positive ion implantation of the PLZT near its surface. Ions that are implanted include H/sup +/, He/sup +/, Ar/sup +/, and a preferred co-implant of Ar/sup +/ and Ne/sup +/. The positive ion implantation advantageously serves to shift the band gap energy threshold of the PLZT material from near-uv light to visible blue light. As a result, photosensitivity enhancement is such that the positive ion implanted PLZT plate is sensitive even to sunlight and conventional room lighting, such as fluorescent and incandescent light sources. The method disclosed includes exposing the PLZT plate to these positive ions of sufficient density and with sufficient energy to provide an image. The PLZT material may have a lanthanum content ranging from 5 to 10%; a lead zirconate content ranging from 62 to 70 mole %; and a lead titanate content ranging from 38 to 30%. The region of ion implantation is in a range from 0.1 to 2 microns below the surface of the PLZT plate. Density of ions is in the range from 1 x 10/sup 12/ to 1 x 10/sup 17/ ions/cm/sup 2/ and having an energy in the range from 100 to 500 keV.

Peercy, P.S.; Land, C.E.

1980-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

254

Photosensitivity enhancement of PLZT ceramics by positive ion implantation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The photosensitivity of lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) ceramic material used in high resolution, high contrast, and non-volatile photoferroelectric image storage and display devices is enhanced significantly by positive ion implantation of the PLZT near its surface. Implanted ions include H.sup.+, He.sup.+, Ne.sup.+, Ar.sup.+, as well as chemically reactive ions from Fe, Cr, and Al. The positive ion implantation advantageously serves to shift the absorption characteristics of the PLZT material from near-UV light to visible light. As a result, photosensitivity enhancement is such that the positive ion implanted PLZT plate is sensitive even to sunlight and conventional room lighting, such as fluorescent and incandescent light sources. The method disclosed includes exposing the PLZT plate to the positive ions at sufficient density, from 1.times.10.sup.12 to 1.times.10.sup.17, and with sufficient energy, from 100 to 500 KeV, to provide photosensitivity enhancement. The PLZT material may have a lanthanum content ranging from 5 to 10%, a lead zirconate content of 62 to 70 mole %, and a lead titanate content of 38 to 30%. The ions are implanted at a depth of 0.1 to 2 microns below the surface of the PLZT plate.

Land, Cecil E. (Albuquerque, NM); Peercy, Paul S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Photosensitivity enhancement of PLZT ceramics by positive-ion implantation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The photosensitivity of lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) ceramic material used in high resolution, high contrast, and nonvolatile photoferroelectric image storage and display devices is enhanced significantly by positive ion implantation of the PLZT near its surface. Implanted ions include H/sup +/, He/sup +/, Ne/sup +/, Ar/sup +/, as well as chemically reactive ions from Fe, Cr, and Al. The positive ion implantation advantageously serves to shift the absorption characteristics of the PLZT material from near-uv light to visible light. As a result, photosensitivity enhancement is such that the positive ion implanted PLZT plate is sensitive even to sunlight and conventional room lighting, such as fluorescent and incandescent light sources. The method disclosed includes exposing the PLZT plate to the positive ions at sufficient density, from 1 x 10/sup 12/ to 1 x 10/sup 17/, and with sufficient energy, from 100 to 500 keV, to provide photosensitivity enhancement. The PLZT material may have a lanthanum content ranging from 5 to 10%, a lead zirconate content of 62 to 70 mole %, and a lead titanate content of 38 to 30%. The ions are implanted at a depth of 0.1 to 2 microns below the surface of the PLZT plate.

Peercy, P.S.; Land, C.E.

1982-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

256

Positive and Negative Energy Symmetry and the Cosmological Constant Problem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The action for gravity and the standard model includes, as well as the positive energy fermion and boson fields, negative energy fields. The Hamiltonian for the action leads through a positive and negative energy symmetry of the vacuum to a cancellation of the zero-point vacuum energy and a vanishing cosmological constant in the presence of a gravitational field solving the cosmological constant problem. To guarantee the quasi-stability of the vacuum, we postulate a positive energy sector and a negative energy sector in the universe which are identical copies of the standard model. They interact only weakly through gravity. As in the case of antimatter, the negative energy matter is not found naturally on Earth or in the universe. A positive energy spectrum and a consistent unitary field theory for a pseudo-Hermitian Hamiltonian is obtained by demanding that the pseudo-Hamiltonian is ${\\cal P}{\\cal T}$ symmetric. The quadratic divergences in the two-point vacuum fluctuations and the self-energy of a scalar field are removed. The finite scalar field self-energy can avoid the Higgs hierarchy problem in the standard model.

J. W. Moffat

2006-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

257

Position-sensitive detector for the 6-meter optical telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Position-Sensitive Detector (PSD) for photometrical and spectral observation on the 6-meter optical telescope of the Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russia) is described. The PSD consists of a position-sensitive tube, amplifiers of output signals, analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and a digital logic plate, which produces a signal for ADC start and an external strob pulse for reading information by registration system. If necessary, the thermoelectric cooler can be used. The position-sensitive tube has the following main elements: a photocathode, electrodes of inverting optics, a block of microchannel plates (MCP) and a position-sensitive collector of quadrant type. The main parameters of the PSD are the diameter of the sensitive surface is 25 mm, the spatial resolution is better than 100 (\\mu)m in the centre and a little worse on the periphery; the dead time is near 0.5 (\\mu)s; the detection quantum efficiency is defined by the photocathode and it is not less than 0.1, as a rule; dark current is about hundreds of cps, or less, when cooling. PSD spectral sensitivity depends on the type of photocathode and input window material. We use a multialkali photocathode and a fiber or UV-glass, which gives the short- wave cut of 360 nm or 250 nm, respectively.

V. Debur; T. Arkhipova; G. Beskin; V. Plokhotnichenko; M. Pakhomov; M. Smirnova; A. Solin

2003-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

258

ant to help make a positive difference at the University  

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Arbor Bike Sharing · U-M Football Stadium Solar Power Feasibility Credits: 3 Credits Instructor: MichaelW ant to help make a positive difference at the University of Michigan and earn three credits/RCI 391). Co-sponsored by the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute and the Program

Shyy, Wei

259

The solution of smart home indoor positioning based on wifi  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

LAN gradually to the wireless technology in the direction of multi-play development in the multi-play in the process of rapid development, driven by a wide range of applications for a variety of wireless technologies, WIFI is one of them. WiFi the most ... Keywords: WiFi, indoor positioning, smart home

Songjuan Zhang; Lilei Qi

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

A comment on positive mass for scalar field sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use a transformation due to Bekenstein to relate the ADM and Bondi masses of asymptotically-flat solutions of the Einstein equations with, respectively, scalar sources and conformal-scalar sources. Although the conformal-scalar energy-momentum tensor does not satisfy the Dominant Energy Condition one may, by this means, still conclude that the ADM mass is positive.

Paul Tod

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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cm2) Compressor (kW) Battery (NiMH) Capacity (Ah) Specificcm2) Compressor (kW) Battery (NiMH) Capacity (Ah) Specific

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Fort Campbell, Kentucky A Forester position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is  

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and Forest Management Plan. · Integrate military training support with habitat management, sustainable timber · Experience in the design and execution of forest inventories · Experience in forest inventory data analysis for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. ORGANIZATION

263

Technical Position NSEP-TP-2007-1  

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

Nuclear Safety and Environmental Policy Nuclear Safety and Environmental Policy Technical Position NSEP-TP-2007- 1 Technical Position on the Requirement in DOE 0 420.1B to Use National Consensus Industry Standards and the Model Building Codes Issue: All new construction required to follow the provisions of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420. lB, Facility Safety, must comply with national consensus industry standards and the model building codes applicable for the state or region in which the facility is located. Certain individuals in the fire community requested clarification of whether the national consensus and building codes adopted by the state and region should be applied as modified by a state or region or as published by the national or international standards organizations.

264

Developing a Taxonomy for Various Types of Security Force Positions  

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UR 04-7226 Security Assignments 1 UR 04-7226 Security Assignments 1 Journal of Security Administration 26(2): 1-11 (2003) A TAXONOMY FOR SECURITY ASSIGNMENTS Edward G. Bitzer III, M.A. and Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP Vulnerability Assessment Team Los Alamos National Laboratory LA-UR 04-7226 Security Assignments 2 Abstract Despite its importance in most security plans, the position of security guard has undergone very little systematic examination. In response this paper proposes a formal taxonomy of security guard positions as a starting point for research. A number of procedures that could be used to test the taxonomy are proposed. Finally, implications of this work are discussed for both researchers and practitioners in the security field.

265

Technical Position NSEP-TP-2007-1  

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

Nuclear Safety and Environmental Policy Nuclear Safety and Environmental Policy Technical Position NSEP-TP-2007- 1 Technical Position on the Requirement in DOE 0 420.1B to Use National Consensus Industry Standards and the Model Building Codes Issue: All new construction required to follow the provisions of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420. lB, Facility Safety, must comply with national consensus industry standards and the model building codes applicable for the state or region in which the facility is located. Certain individuals in the fire community requested clarification of whether the national consensus and building codes adopted by the state and region should be applied as modified by a state or region or as published by the national or international standards organizations.

266

Support assembly having three dimension position adjustment capabilities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An assembly for supporting an apparatus such as a microscope or laser to and against a planar surface is disclosed herein. This apparatus includes three specific arrangements for adjusting the positions of three segments of the apparatus so as to adjust the position of the overall apparatus with respect to the planar surface in the x-, y-and z-directions, where the x-direction and the y-direction are both parallel with the planar surface and perpendicular to one another and where the z-direction is perpendicular to the planar surface and the x-and y-directions. Each of two of the three arrangements includes its own means for providing x-, y- and z-adjustments (which includes rotation in the x, y plane) while it is only necessary for the third arrangement to provide adjustments in the z-direction.

Cutburth, Ronald W. (Tracy, CA); House, F. Allen (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Support assembly having three dimension position adjustment capabilities  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An assembly for supporting an apparatus such as a microscope or laser to and against a planer surface is disclosed herein. This apparatus includes three specific arrangements for adjusting the positions of three segments of the apparatus so as to adjust the position of the overall apparatus with respect to the planer surface in the x-, y- and z-directions, where the x-direction and the y-direction are both parallel with the planer surface and perpendicular to one another and where the z-direction is perpendicular to the planer surface and the x- and y-directions. Each of two of the three arrangements includes its own means for providing x-, y- and z-adjustments (which includes rotation in the x, y plane) while it is only necessary for the third arrangement to provide adjustments in the z-direction.

Cutburth, R.W.; House, F.A.

1985-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

268

The complex dynamics of wishful thinking: The critical positivity ratio  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine critically the claims made by Fredrickson and Losada (2005) concerning the construct known as the "positivity ratio". We find no theoretical or empirical justification for the use of differential equations drawn from fluid dynamics, a subfield of physics, to describe changes in human emotions over time; furthermore, we demonstrate that the purported application of these equations contains numerous fundamental conceptual and mathematical errors. The lack of relevance of these equations and their incorrect application lead us to conclude that Fredrickson and Losada's claim to have demonstrated the existence of a critical minimum positivity ratio of 2.9013 is entirely unfounded. More generally, we urge future researchers to exercise caution in the use of advanced mathematical tools such as nonlinear dynamics and in particular to verify that the elementary conditions for their valid application have been met.

Nicholas J. L. Brown; Alan D. Sokal; Harris L. Friedman

2013-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

269

Neutral beam based on positive ions with direct energy conversion  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Positive ions can make efficient neutral beams when direct energy conversion is incorporated at energies up to 150 keV for D/sup 0/, 225 keV for T/sup 0/ and 300 keV for /sup 3/He/sup 0/. Above these energies the efficiency is low (<50%) and falling rapidly, requiring other means for making neutral beams such as negative ions. The virtues of /sup 3/He/sup 0/ beams as a heater are discussed. The role of direct conversion is discussed and the various conversion concepts and the experimental data base are reviewed. The development problems facing direct conversion are: space charge handling, secondary and primary electron suppression, and the fractional energy ions. The next step in the development of efficient neutral beams based on positive ions is argued to be a developmental beam which integrates an advanced ion source with a neutralizer, cryopump, direct converter, heat removal system, and power conditioning system.

Moir, R.W.; Barr, W.L.; Blum, A.S.; Hamilton, G.W.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Positive giant magnetoresistance in ferrimagnetic/Cu/ferrimagnetic films  

SciTech Connect

Spin valves composed of ferrimagnetic/Cu/ferrimagnetic layers were fabricated with the magnetization perpendicular to the film planes. By changing the composition of ferrimagnetic layers, both negative and positive giant magnetoresistance (GMR) can be observed in ferrimagnetic spin valves. For samples consisting of both transition-metal (TM-) rich TbFeCo and GdFeCo, negative GMR values were obtained. Due to the high resistivity of amorphous ferrimagnetic films, the shunting effect of Cu led to relatively small MR ratio. The negative MR effect was 1% for 1.7 nm Cu. For spin valves consisting of rare-earth (RE-)rich TbFeCo and TM-rich GdFeCo, positive GMR values were observed. A thin layer of Co was inserted between RE-rich TbFeCo and Cu to manipulate the sign of GMR. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

Lai, Chih-Huang; Lin, Chao-Cheng; Chen, B. M.; Shieh, Han-Ping D.; Chang, Ching-Ray

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Design of the AGS Booster beam position monitor system  

SciTech Connect

The AGS Booster beam position monitor system must cover a wide range of beam intensity and bunch length for proton and heavy ion acceleration. The detector is designed to maintain 0.1 mm local tolerance following 300{degree}C bakeout. The electronics will be located in the tunnel, communicating via fiber optic links to avoid ground loops. The design will be described and test results for prototype units presented. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Beadle, E.; Brennan, J.M.; Ciardullo, D.J.; Savino, J.; Stanziani, V.; Thomas, R.; Van Zwienen, W.; Witkover, R.L.; Schulte, E. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA); European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Proceedings: Working Fluids for Positive Displacement Chillers: Research Workshop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The phaseout of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) requires development of non-ozone-depleting refrigerants for commercial chillers. When implemented, these new refrigerants must operate with efficiencies at least equal to those of the CFCs and HCFCs to avoid increasing energy use or utility peak demands. This July 1992 EPRI workshop identified refrigerant and equipment R&D needs for developing ozone-safe positive displacement chillers.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Local beam position feedback experiments on the ESRF storage ring  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the results of local beam position feedback experiments conducted on the ESRF storage ring using digital signal processing (DSP) under the trilateral agreement of collaboration among ESRF, APS, and SPring-8. Two rf beam position monitors (BPMS) in the, upstream and downstream of the insertion device (ID) and two x-ray BPMs in the sixth cell were used to monitor the electron beam and the x-ray beam emitted from the ID, respectively. The local bump coefficients were obtained using the technique of singular value decomposition (SVD) on the global response matrix for the bump magnets and all the available BPMs outside the local bump. The local response matrix was then obtained between the two three-magnet bumps and the position monitors. The data sampling frequency was 4 kHz and a proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) controller was used. The result indicates the closed-loop feedback bandwidth close to 100 Hz and clear attenuation ({approx} {minus}40 dB) of the 7-Hz beam motion due to girder vibration resonance. Comparison of the results using the rf BPMs and x-ray BPMs will be also discussed.

Chung, Y.; Kahana, E.; Kirchman, J. [and others

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Positive muon and the positron as probes of defects  

SciTech Connect

The positive muon and the positron are each being used nowadays to investigate defects in condensed matter. A brief summary of the experimental methods employed with each particle is given in this paper. Similarities and differences between the behavior of the two leptons when implanted in consensed matter are pointed out, and by means of a comparison between muon and positron data in Al it is shown that the combination of muon and positron experiments can serve as a useful new probe of defects in solids.

Lynn, K G

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Position-Sensitive Nuclear Spectroscopy with Pixel Detectors  

SciTech Connect

State-of-the-art hybrid semiconductor pixel detectors such as Medipix2 are suitable for energy- and position-sensitive nuclear spectroscopy. In addition to excellent energy- and spatial-resolution, these devices can operate in spectroscopic, single-quantum counting and/or on-line tracking mode. A devoted compact USB-readout interface provides functionality and ease of operation. The compact and versatile Medipix2/USB radiation camera provides visualization, vacuum and room-temperature operation as a real-time portable active nuclear emulsion.

Granja, Carlos; Vykydal, Zdenek; Jakubek, Jan; Pospisil, Stanislav [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague Horska 3a/22, 12800 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

276

Final report: U.S. competitive position in automotive technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Patent data are presented and analyzed to assess the U.S. competitive position in eleven advanced automotive technology categories, including automotive fuel cells, hydrogen storage, advanced batteries, hybrid electric vehicles and others. Inventive activity in most of the technologies is found to be growing at a rapid pace, particularly in advanced batteries, automotive fuel cells and ultracapacitors. The U.S. is the clear leader in automotive fuel cells, on-board hydrogen storage and light weight materials. Japan leads in advanced batteries, hybrid electric vehicles, ultracapacitors, and appears to be close to overtaking the U.S. in other areas of power electronics.

Albert, Michael B.; Cheney, Margaret; Thomas, Patrick; Kroll, Peter

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

277

Self-dual teleparallel gravity and the positive energy theorem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A self-dual and anti-self-dual decomposition of the teleparallel gravity is carried out and the self-dual Lagrangian of the teleparallel gravity which is equivalent to the Ashtekar Lagrangian in vacuum is obtained. Its Hamiltonian formulation and the constraint analysis are developed. Starting from Witten's equation Nester's gauge condition is derived directly and a new expression of the boundary term is obtained. Using this expression and Witten's identity the proof of the positive energy theorem by Nester et al is extended to a case including momentum.

G. Y. Chee

2004-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

278

Quantum collision states for positive charges in an octahedral cage  

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One-electron energy levels are studied for a configuration of two positive charges inside an octahedral cage, the vertices of the cage being occupied by atoms with a partially filled shell. Although ground states correspond to large separations, there are relatively low-lying states with large collision probabilities. Electromagnetic radiation fields used to excite the quantum collisional levels may provide a means to control nuclear reactions. However, given the scale of the excitation energies involved, this mechanism cannot provide an explanation for the unexplained ``cold fusion'' events.

R. Vilela Mendes

2001-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

279

Geologic mapping of tunnels using photogrammetry: Camera and target positioning  

SciTech Connect

A photogrammetric method has been developed by the US Geological Survey and the US Bureau of Reclamation for the use in geologic mapping of tunnels (drifts). The method requires photographing the tunnel walls and roof with a calibrated small-format camera to obtain stereo pairs of photos which are then oriented in an analytical stereo plotter for measurement of geologic features. The method was tested in G-tunnel at Rainier Mesa on the Nevada Test Site. Calculations necessary to determine camera and target positions and problems encountered during testing were used to develop a set of generic formulas that can be applied to any tunnel. 7 figs.

Coe, J.A. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States); Dueholm, K.S. [Danmarks Tekniske Hoejskole, Lyngby (Denmark). Inst. of Surveying and Photogrammetry

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Neural Network Mapping of Magnet Based Position Sensing System for Autonomous Robotic Vehicle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a neural network mapping of magnet based position sensing system for an autonomous robotic vehicle. The position sensing system using magnetic markers embedded under the surface of roadway pavement. An important role of magnetic position ...

Dae---Yeong Im; Young-Jae Ryoo; Jang-Hyun Park; Hyong-Yeol Yang; Ju-Sang Lee

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New GPS Data Processing Algorithm for the Positioning of Oceanographic Experiments  

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In this paper, the authors present a Global Positioning System (GPS) algorithm for medium accuracy (1-m rms) positioning of ocean buoys. The application addressed in this paper is that of the Fast Pegasus experiments that require the positioning ...

Kevin W. Key; George H. Born; Kevin D. Leaman; Peter Vertes

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

A New Look at the Position Operator in Quantum Theory  

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The postulate that coordinate and momentum representations are related to each other by the Fourier transform has been accepted from the beginning of quantum theory by analogy with classical electrodynamics. As a consequence, an inevitable effect in standard theory is the wave packet spreading (WPS) of the photon coordinate wave function in directions perpendicular to the photon momentum. This leads to the following paradoxes: if the major part of photons emitted by stars are in wave packet states (what is the most probable scenario) then we should see not separate stars but only an almost continuous background from all stars; no anisotropy of the CMB radiation should be observable; data on gamma-ray bursts, signals from directional radio antennas (in particular, in experiments on Shapiro delay) and signals from pulsars show no signs of WPS. In addition, a problem arises why there are no signs of WPS for protons in the LHC ring. We argue that the above postulate is based neither on strong theoretical arguments nor on experimental data and propose a new consistent definition of the position operator. Then WPS in directions perpendicular to the particle momentum is absent and the paradoxes are resolved. Different components of the new position operator do not commute with each other and, as a consequence, there is no wave function in coordinate representation. Implications of the results for entanglement, quantum locality and the problem of time in quantum theory are discussed.

Felix M. Lev

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

283

Cavity Beam Position Monitor System for ATF2  

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The Accelerator Test Facility 2 (ATF2) in KEK, Japan, is a prototype scaled demonstrator system for the final focus required for a future high energy lepton linear collider. The ATF2 beam-line is instrumented with a total of 38 C and S band resonant cavity beam position monitors (CBPM) with associated mixer electronics and digitizers. The current status of the BPM system is described, with a focus on operational techniques and performance. The ATF2 C-band system is performing well, with individual CBPM resolution approaching or at the design resolution of 50 nm. The changes in the CBPM calibration observed over three weeks can probably be attributed to thermal effects on the mixer electronics systems. The CW calibration tone power will be upgraded to monitor changes in the electronics gain and phase. The four S-band CBPMs are still to be investigated, the main problem associated with these cavities is a large cross coupling between the x and y ports. This combined with the large design dispersion in that degion makes the digital signal processing difficult, although various techniques exist to determine the cavity parameters and use these coupled signals for beam position determination.

Boogert, Stewart; /Oxford U., JAI; Boorman, Gary; /Oxford U., JAI; Swinson, Christina; /Oxford U., JAI; Ainsworth, Robert; /Royal Holloway, U. of London; Molloy, Stephen; /Royal Holloway, U. of London; Aryshev, Alexander; /KEK, Tsukuba; Honda, Yosuke; /KEK, Tsukuba; Tauchi, Toshiaki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Terunuma, Nobuhiro; /KEK, Tsukuba; Urakawa, Junji; /KEK, Tsukuba; Frisch, Josef; /SLAC; May, Justin; /SLAC; McCormick, Douglas; /SLAC; Nelson, Janice; /SLAC; Smith, Tonee; /SLAC; White, Glen; /SLAC; Woodley, Mark; /SLAC; Heo, Ae-young; /Kyungpook Natl. U.; Kim, Eun-San; /Kyungpook Natl. U.; Kim, Hyoung-Suk; /Kyungpook Natl. U.; Kim, Youngim; /Kyungpook Natl. U. /University Coll. London /Kyungpook Natl. U. /Fermilab /Pohang Accelerator Lab.

2012-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

284

ASIC for High Rate 3D Position Sensitive Detectors  

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We report on the development of an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for 3D position sensitive detectors (3D PSD). The ASIC is designed to operate with pixelated wide bandgap sensors like Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT), Mercuric Iodide (Hgl2) and Thallium Bromide (TIBr). It measures the amplitudes and timings associated with an ionizing event on 128 anodes, the anode grid, and the cathode. Each channel provides low-noise charge amplification, high-order shaping with peaking time adjustable from 250 ns to 12 {micro}s, gain adjustable to 20 mV/fC or 120 mV/fC (for a dynamic range of 3.2 MeV and 530 keV in CZT), amplitude discrimination with 5-bit trimming, and positive and negative peak and timing detections. The readout can be full or sparse, based on a flag and single- or multi-cycle token passing. All channels, triggered channels only, or triggered with neighbors can be read out thus increasing the rate capability of the system to more than 10 kcps. The ASIC dissipates 330 mW which corresponds to about 2.5 mW per channel.

Vernon, E.; De Geronimo, G.; Ackley, K.; Fried, J.; He, Z.; Herman, C.; Zhang, F.

2010-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

285

Travel patterns during pregnancy: comparison between Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and questionnaire data  

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Positioning System (GPS) tracking and questionnaire data.Positioning System (GPS) tracking and questionnaire data Juna questionnaire and one-week GPS tracking three times during

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Migration of positively charged defects in (alpha)-quartz  

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We apply a newly developed quantum-mechanics/molecular-mechanics (QM/MM) scheme to simulate the migration of charged oxygen defects in {alpha}-quartz. We simulate the transition mechanism and compute the potential energy and free energy surface for the puckering of the symmetric charged oxygen vacancy and the formation of the E{prime}{sub 1} center. By overcoming low energy barriers this puckering mechanism can be reiterated allowing the drift of the positive charge localized on an over-coordinated oxygen atom. This process enhances the stability of the E{prime}{sub 1} center and can be regarded as an important channel of structural reorganization of oxygen deficient silica in the presence of strong polarizing electric fields.

Laino, T; Donadio, D; Kuo, I W

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

287

Storing Electrons Instead of Positrons Without Trapping of Positive Ions  

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Electrons Instead of Positrons Without Electrons Instead of Positrons Without Trapping of Positive Ions LS-75 T. K. Khoe October, 1986 In this note, a procedure to inject and store electrons in the ring without trapping ions will be described. The minimum injection current per bunch below which ion trapping occur will be determined. Since the vertical beam size is smaller than the horizontal beam size, we will consider the vertical motion only. The following assumptions are made: 1. The bunch period is much longer than the bunch length. This assumption allow us to use the thin lens approximation for the focusing effect of the electron bunch. 2. The bunch length is much larger than the transverse dimensions of the beam. A two-dimensional calculation can then be used to obtain the

288

Discreteness of spectrum and positivity criteria for Schrödinger operators  

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We provide a class of necessary and sufficient conditions for the discreteness of spectrum of Schr\\"odinger operators with scalar potentials which are semibounded below. The classical discreteness of spectrum criterion by A.M.Molchanov (1953) uses a notion of negligible set in a cube as a set whose Wiener's capacity is less than a small constant times the capacity of the cube. We prove that this constant can be taken arbitrarily between 0 and 1. This solves a problem formulated by I.M.Gelfand in 1953. Moreover, we extend the notion of negligibility by allowing the constant to depend on the size of the cube. We give a complete description of all negligibility conditions of this kind. The a priori equivalence of our conditions involving different negligibility classes is a non-trivial property of the capacity. We also establish similar strict positivity criteria for the Schr\\"odinger operators with non-negative potentials.

Vladimir Maz'ya; Mikhail Shubin

2003-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

289

Method and apparatus for animal positioning in imaging systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for imaging an animal includes a first mounting surface, a bed sized to support the animal and releasably secured to or integral with the first mounting surface. The apparatus also includes a plurality of straps, each having a first end in a fixed position relative to the bed and a second end for tightening around a limb of the animal. A method for in-vivo imaging of an animal includes providing an animal that has limbs, providing a first mounting surface, and providing a bed removably secured to or integral with the mounting surface and sized to support the animal as well as being coupled to a plurality of straps. The method also includes placing the animal on the bed between the plurality of straps and tightening at least two of the plurality of straps around at least two of the limbs such that the animal is substantially secured in place relative to the bed.

Hadjioannou, Arion-Xenofon; Stout, David B.; Silverman, Robert W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

The DA{Phi}NE beam position monitors  

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The beam diagnostics network of DA{Phi}NE, the Frascati {Phi}-factory, includes more than 110 beam position monitors divided between button monitors and striplines. The shape of the vacuum chamber changes along the accelerator implying several different geometries for these monitors. Moreover, in the two interaction regions of the collider where the electron and positron beams pass into the same chamber, a six-button configuration has been used. A bench calibration of each family of BPMs and striplines is being performed. A polynomial correction function has been derived by fitting the calibration results. An analytical-numerical analysis of the buttons` geometry has been done in order to compare the experimental with the theoretical results. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Ghigo, A.; Sannibale, F.; Serio, M.; Vaccarezza, C. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati-00044 Frascati (Roma)-Italy

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Micromachined actuators/sensors for intratubular positioning/steering  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Micromachined thin film cantilever actuators having means for individually controlling the deflection of the cantilevers, valve members, and rudders for steering same through blood vessels, or positioning same within a blood vessel, for example. Such cantilever actuators include tactile sensor arrays mounted on a catheter or guide wire tip for navigation and tissues identification, shape-memory alloy film based catheter/guide wire steering mechanisms, and rudder-based steering devices that allow the selective actuation of rudders that use the flowing blood itself to help direct the catheter direction through the blood vessel. While particularly adapted for medical applications, these cantilever actuators can be used for steering through piping and tubing systems.

Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Mountain View, CA); Northrup, M. Allen (Berkeley, CA); Trevino, Jimmy C. (French Camp, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Duality of Positive Currents and Plurisubharmonic Functions in Calibrated Geometry  

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Recently the authors showed that there is a robust potential theory attached to any calibrated manifold (X,\\phi). In particular, on X there exist \\phi-plurisubharmonic functions, \\phi-convex domains, \\phi-convex boundaries, etc., all inter-related and having a number of good properties. In this paper we show that, in a strong sense, the plurisubharmonic functions are the polar duals of the \\phi-submanifolds, or more generally, the \\phi-currents studied in the original paper on calibrations. In particular, we establish an analogue of Duval-Sibony Duality which characterizes points in the \\phi-convex hull of a compact set K in X in terms of \\phi-positive Green's currents on X and Jensen measures on K. We also characterize boundaries of \\phi-currents entirely in terms of \\phi-plurisubharmonic functions. Specific calibrations are used as examples throughout. Analogues of the Hodge Conjecture in calibrated geometry are considered.

Harvey, F Reese

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Knowledge-Based Multi-Criteria Optimization to Support Indoor Positioning  

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University of Potsdam, Germany Abstract Indoor position estimation constitutes a central task in home-based

Schaub, Torsten

294

Positive Community Relations: The Keystone to the CEMP  

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The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP), currently conducted by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration, is designed to monitor airborne radiological releases to the offsite environment from activities on the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and to disseminate information. A key aspect of this program is the involvement of residents from local communities around the NTS in the management and operation of the program. After the March, 1979 accident at Three Mile Island (TMI), the DOE initiated the Citizens' Radiation Monitoring Program (CRMP) in order to provide the local residents with accurate information on the radiation health risks, and to rebuild trust and credibility. As a result, citizens around TMI had more confidence in the data because it was collected by community residents. Because of the positive results of the CRMP, a similar program was instituted in the communities around the NTS, where the U.S. was conducting its Nuclear Weapons Testing Program. Although a well-established monitoring program was in place, it was argued that the implementation of a similar community monitoring program would create monitoring stations located in highly visible locations where residents would be aware of their presence, and have access to the radiological data and the station managers. As a result, in 1981, the Community Monitoring Program, a cooperative project of the DOE, DRI, and EPA, consisting of 15 monitoring stations located in California, Nevada, and Utah was initiated. In 1999, technical administration of the CEMP was transitioned from EPA to DRI and the stations were upgraded to include a full suite of meteorological instrumentation in addition to radiation monitoring sensors, state-of-the-art electronic data collectors, and communications hardware enabling updates several times daily to a publicly-accessible web page. The CEMP has evolved into a program that currently includes 28 environmental and radiation monitoring stations located in communities around the NTS. Although the capabilities of the off-site monitoring program at NTS have and will continue to evolve, the fundamental keystone of the program continues to be positive community relations, expressed through operation of stations by local residents, dissemination of near-real time monitoring data through on-site displays and a CEMP web site, annual training of station operators, public outreach programs and, most importantly, the maintenance of personal relationships. (authors)

Hartwell, W.T. [Desert Research Institute, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, 755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (United States); Tappen, J.; Karr, L. [Desert Research Institute, Division of Hydrological Sciences, 755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination Position Statement  

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The American Nuclear Society (ANS) endorses the use of nuclear power reactors for desalination of seawater. Desalination is the process that removes dissolved minerals from seawater or brackish water. All of the technologies currently in use for desalination require significant amounts of energy, either as low-temperature process heat or electricity. As stated in Position Statement 14, “Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat, ” the ANS believes that nuclear reactors are a safe and environmentally benign source of process heat and electricity for desalination plants. Currently, it is estimated that one-fifth of the world population, or more than 1 billion persons worldwide, do not have access to potable water. 1–3 This results in more than 3 billion cases of illness and two million deaths per year because of water-related diseases. 1,2 This situation is likely to deteriorate in the future because of increasing population, commercialization, and industrialization, particularly in arid and semiarid regions, and because of the cost of tapping new water reservoirs. It is anticipated that by 2025, 33 % of the world population, or more than 1.8 billion people, will live in countries or regions without adequate supplies of water unless new desalination plants become operational. 4 In many areas, the rate of water usage already exceeds the rate of replenishment, and in the United States, severe water shortages

unknown authors

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Dimension-Independent Positive-Partial-Transpose Probability Ratios  

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We conduct quasi-Monte Carlo numerical integrations in two very high (80 and 79)-dimensional domains -- the parameter spaces of rank-9 and rank-8 qutrit-qutrit (9 x 9) density matrices. We, then, estimate the ratio of the probability -- in terms of the Hilbert-Schmidt metric -- that a generic rank-9 density matrix has a positive partial transpose (PPT) to the probability that a generic rank-8 density matrix has a PPT (a precondition to separability/nonentanglement). Close examination of the numerical results generated -- despite certain large fluctuations -- indicates that the true ratio may, in fact, be 2. Our earlier investigation (eprint quant-ph/0410238) also yielded estimates close to 2 of the comparable ratios for qubit-qubit and qubit-qutrit pairs (the only two cases where the PPT condition fully implies separability). Therefore, it merits conjecturing (as Zyczkowski was the first to do) that such Hilbert-Schmidt (rank-NM/rank-(NM-1)) PPT probability ratios are 2 for all NM-dimensional quantum systems.

Paul B. Slater

2005-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

297

Low profile, high load vertical rolling positioning stage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A stage or support platform assembly for use in a synchrotron accurately positions equipment to be used in the beam line of the synchrotron. The support platform assembly includes an outer housing in which is disposed a lifting mechanism having a lifting platform or stage at its upper extremity on which the equipment is mounted. A worm gear assembly is located in the housing and is adapted to raise and lower a lifting shaft that is fixed to the lifting platform by an anti-binding connection. The lifting platform is moved vertically as the lifting shaft is moved vertically. The anti-binding connection prevents the shaft from rotating with respect to the platform, but does permit slight canting of the shaft with respect to the lifting platform so as to eliminate binding and wear due to possible tolerance mismatches. In order to ensure that the lifting mechanism does not move in a horizontal direction as it is moved vertically, at least three linear roller bearing assemblies are arranged around the outer-periphery of the lifting mechanism. One of the linear roller bearing assemblies can be adjusted so that the roller bearings apply a loading force against the lifting mechanism. Alternatively, a cam mechanism can be used to provide such a loading force.

Shu, Deming (Darien, IL); Barraza, Juan (Aurora, IL)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Positioning the electric utility to build information infrastructure  

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In two particular respects (briefly investigated in this study from a lawyer`s perspective), electric utilities appear uniquely well-positioned to contribute to the National Information Infrastructure (NII). First of all, utilities have legal powers derived from their charters and operating authorities, confirmed in their rights-of-way, to carry out activities and functions necessary for delivering electric service. These activities and functions include building telecommunications facilities and undertaking information services that have become essential to managing electricity demand and supply. The economic value of the efficiencies made possible by telecommunications and information could be substantial. How great remains to be established, but by many estimates electric utility applications could fund a significant share of the capital costs of building the NII. Though utilities` legal powers to pursue such efficiencies through telecommunications and information appear beyond dispute, it is likely that the effort to do so will produce substantial excess capacity. Who will benefit from this excess capacity is a potentially contentious political question that demands early resolution. Will this windfall go to the utility, the customer, or no one (because of political paralysis), or will there be some equitable and practical split? A second aspect of inquiry here points to another contemporary issue of very great societal importance that could very well become the platform on which the first question can be resolved fortuitously-how to achieve universal telecommunications service. In the effort to fashion the NII that will now continue, ways and means to maximize the unique potential contribution of electric utilities to meeting important social and economic needs--in particular, universal service--merit priority attention.

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1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Nano-scale positioning, control and motion planning in hard disk drives  

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OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Nano-scale Positioning, Control andABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATION Nano-scale Positioning, Controlmm) height (mm) mini micro nano pico femto Figure 2.8:

Boettcher, Uwe

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Meteorological and Electrical Conditions Associated with Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning  

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Meteorological and electrical conditions associated with the occurrence of positive cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning (i.e., lightning that lowers positive charge to ground) are examined. Results from case studies in winter and summer storms reveal ...

Cynthia D. Engholm; Earle R. Williams; Randall M. Dole

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameter estimation of permanent magnet stepper motors without position or velocity sensors  

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Parameter estimation of permanent magnet stepper motors without position or velocity sensors Romain identification method for permanent magnet stepper motors. Current sensors are assumed available, but position magnet stepper motors, syn- chronous motors, sensorless systems, parameter identification, elimination

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

302

Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Tornadic Storms and Hailstorms  

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Although negative ground flashes usually dominate cloud-to-ground lightning activity, positive ground flashes can dominate in some severe storms for periods ranging from 30 min to several hours. Unlike most other types of storms in which positive ...

Donald R. Macgorman; Donald W. Burgess

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Board of New Smart Grid Panel 'Boots Up' - Key Position Filled ...  

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... stakeholder-category positions on the board: electric transportation industry stakeholders ... making preparations to provide input to future versions of ...

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

304

DOE O 3731.1 Chg 1, Suitability, Position Sensitivity Designations, and Related Personnel Matters  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The order identifies the interrelationships among suitability, security and access authorizations; to establish guidance and policy regarding position ...

1989-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

305

Light-stripe-projection-based target position designation for intelligent parking-assist system  

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This paper proposes a novel light-stripe-projection-based target position-designation method for an intelligent parking assist system, providing an economical free-space-based target position-designation method for poorly lit indoor parking spaces without ... Keywords: driver-assistant system (DAS), free-space-based target position designation, indoor parking space, light stripe projection (LSP), parking-assist system

Ho Gi Jung; Dong Seok Kim; Jaihie Kim

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

RFID-Based Positioning System for Telematics Location-Aware Applications  

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Positioning accuracy is an essential factor for many location-aware applications. This study designs an RFID-based positioning system for telematics location-aware applications. If a passenger in a vehicle loses a wallet with an RFID tag attached, then ... Keywords: Location-awareness, Positioning system, RFID, Telematics applications

Yi-Wei Ma; Chin-Feng Lai; Jenq-Muh Hsu; Nong-Kun Chen; Yueh-Min Huang

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

An exercise in forecasting loop current and eddy frontal positions in the Gulf of Mexico  

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An exercise in forecasting loop current and eddy frontal positions in the Gulf of Mexico L.-Y. Oey to forecast Loop Current and Loop Current eddy frontal positions in the Gulf of Mexico, the Princeton Regional (2005), An exercise in forecasting loop current and eddy frontal positions in the Gulf of Mexico

308

A WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY POSTDOCTORAL POSITION FOR WORK AT LIGO HANFORD, WA Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Gravity Group at the Department of Physics  

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A WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY POSTDOCTORAL POSITION FOR WORK AT LIGO HANFORD, WA Applications characterization for the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) at the Hanford site characterization at the LIGO Hanford observatory. Familiarity with data analysis pipelines for searching

Collins, Gary S.

309

Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to  

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

Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to Meet DOE Order 420. lB, Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to Meet DOE Order 420. lB, The attached technical position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to meet Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420.1B, Facility Safety, clarifies the use of national consensus and building codes consistent with the requirements of DOE 0 420.1B. BACKGROUND: The attached technical position was developed in response to line organization requests for clarification and it will be posted on the Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Policy web page for technical positions ~cto://~~~.hss.enernv.~ov~uclearSafetvlnspslintemretations.hBtomtlh) t.h e Chief of Nuclear Safety and the Chief, Defense Nuclear Safety, have

310

ACTION MEMO: Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and  

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ACTION MEMO: Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus ACTION MEMO: Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to Meet DOE Order 420. I B. ACTION MEMO: Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to Meet DOE Order 420. I B. The attached technical position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to meet Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420.1b Facility Safety, clarifies the use of national consensus and building codes consistent with the requirements of DOE 0 420.1B. Background: The attached technical positions was developed in response of line organization request for clarification and it will be posted on the Office of Nuclear Safety amd Environmental Policy web page for technical positions. Both the Chief of Nuclear Dafety and the Chief , Defense Nuclear Safety, have concurred on

311

Effect of fast positive ions incident on caesiated plasma grid of negative ion source  

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This paper describes the effect on negative ion formation on a caesiated surface of the backscattering of positive ions approaching it with energy of a few tens of eV. For a positive ion energy of 45 eV, the surface produced negative ion current density due to these fast positive ions is 12 times larger than that due to thermal atoms, thus dominating the negative ion surface production instead of the thermal atoms, as considered until now.

Bacal, M. [LPP, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, UPMC, Universite PARIS-SUD 11, UMR CNRS 7648 (France)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

Initial rotor position estimation for low saliency interior permanent-magnet synchronous motor drives.  

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??This work presents an initial rotor position estimation method for low saliency interior permanent-magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) drives. The method injects signals into the stationary… (more)

Yang, Yan.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Development of the positional playing skills in different gamesituation roles in ice hockey.  

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??The principal objective of the thesis is to provide coaches? video material to teach the most important playing skills based on players position assigned by… (more)

Martikainen, Saku

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Positive energy theorem for (4+1)-dimensional asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes  

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We define the total energy-momenta for (4+1)-dimensional asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes, and prove the positive energy theorem for such spacetimes.

Wang, Yaohua

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Application development for automated positioning of 3D-representations of a modularized product.  

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?? This thesis presents an application that performs positioning of modules automatically based on given data for every module, and the development of it. The… (more)

Larsson, Christian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Top neutron scientists named to positions at ORNL | ornl.gov  

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Department of Energy's Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), has filled two high-level administrative positions with leaders in the neutron...

317

An LMI description for the cone of Lorentz-positive maps  

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Note that the cone of positive semidefinite real symmetric (complex hermitian) 2 × 2 .... connected component of the identity In is called the restricted special ...

318

2D LIDAR Aided INS for Vehicle Positioning in Urban Environments  

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residual formation and EKF LIDAR aiding methods. Section VIintensity. Utilization of 2D LIDAR in localization has a2D LIDAR Aided INS for Vehicle Positioning in Urban

Zhao, Sheng; Farrell, Jay A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Offered: Offered: Position(s): Position(s)  

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/VRRP, VLAN (IEEE 802.1q), VRF Experience with troubleshooting tools such as IXIA, tcpdump and wireshark (or

New Hampshire, University of

320

POSITIONING DEVICE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A positioner for a control rod for a nuclear reactor is described. The positioner includes a spur gear and rack for adjusting the control rod slowly and in small ainounts as well as a piston and cylinder for moving the control rod rapidly thrcugh larger distances. The positioner also has associsted with it a worm wheel and gear for rotating it out of engagement with the control rod.

McCorkle, W.H.

1959-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Position Description  

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... use of instructional material, curricula, and methodologies. • Meet with classroom staff on a regular basis and review weekly curriculum plans and ...

2013-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

322

Examining the shareholder wealth effects of announcements of newly created CIO positions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While information technology (IT) has been transforming the business landscape for a long time now, it is only recently that empirical evidence demonstrating the positive impact of IT on firm performance has begun to accumulate. The strategic importance ... Keywords: CIO position announcements, IT assets, IT leadership, IT management, IT-driven transformation, event study, external hires, organization innovation

Debabroto Chatterjee; Vernon J. Richardson; Robert W. Zmud

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Reconceptualizing and expanding the positive feedback network effects model: A case study  

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During the 1980s, economists developed the concept of positive network effects and switching costs as the key dynamics of de facto standards competition. They concluded that a positive feedback loop usually ''tips'' a market to the standard with the ... Keywords: Communications standards, Network effects, Strategy, Switching costs, de facto standards

Scott Gallagher; Joel West

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Normal Inverse Gaussian Error Distributions Applied for the Positioning of Petroleum Wells  

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Normal Inverse Gaussian Error Distributions Applied for the Positioning of Petroleum Wells Tony In this paper we present a new statistical model for the positioning of petroleum wells using magnetic of a well. The normal inverse Gaussian gives a more realistic fit to the magnetic observatory data than

Eidsvik, Jo

325

Method and apparatus for monitoring armature position in direct-current solenoids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for determining the position of an armature of a dc-powered solenoid. Electrical circuitry is provided to introduce a small alternating current flow through the coil. As a result, the impedance and resistance of the solenoid coil can be measured to provide information indicative of the armature's position.

Moyers, John C. (Oak Ridge, TN); Haynes, Howard D. (Knoxville, TN)

1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

326

Outer valence orbital response to proton positions in prototropic tautomers of adenine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Orbital response to proton positions in the prototropic tautomers of adenine (Ade-N1, Ade-N3, Ade-N7 and Ade-N9) has been studied in position space and momentum space using dual space analysis (DSA). Based on the electronic structures of our previous ... Keywords: Adenine tautomers, coordinate and momentum space analysis, molecular properties, theoretical orbital momentum distribution

Saumitra Saha; Feng Wang; Célia Fonseca Guerra; F. Matthias Bickelhaupt

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Fuzzy adaptive control for the actuators position control and modeling of an expert system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system was designed and two different damper gap rates (actuators position) of the HVAC system were controlled by a conventional PID (proportional-integral-derivative) controller. One ... Keywords: Actuator position control, Air flow control, An expert system, Fuzzy adaptive control (FAC), Humidity control, Modeling, PID control, Software architecture

Servet Soyguder; Hasan Alli

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Design of hybrid controller for dynamic positioning from calm to extreme sea conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-level control of dynamic positioning systems on marine vessels using hybrid controller is developed to extend the operational weather window for marine operations to harsh environments. The types of hybrid controller considered are multi-output ... Keywords: Dynamic positioning, Extreme conditions, Hybrid controller, Marine vessels

Trong Dong Nguyen; Asgeir J. Sørensen; Ser Tong Quek

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

The Direct Neural Control Applied to the Position Control in Hydraulic Servo System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study utilizes the direct neural control (DNC) based on back propagation neural networks (BPN) with specialized learning architecture applied to control the position of a cylinder rod in an electro-hydraulic servo system (EHSS). The proposed neural ... Keywords: Back propagation, Electro-hydraulic servo system, Neural networks, Position control

Yuan Kang; Yi-Wei Chen; Yeon-Pun Chang; Ming-Huei Chu

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Further evidence on shareholder wealth effects of announcements for newly created CIO positions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chatterjee, Richardson and Zmud (2001) provided evidence of abnormal stock returns associated with the announcements of new CIO positions, indicating a positive reaction in the stock market to the announcements. However, an examination of the behavior ... Keywords: IT assets, IT leadership, IT management, event study

Liming Guan; Steve G. Sutton; C. Janie Chang; Vicky Arnold

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Effects of position and number of relevant documents retrieved on users' evaluations of system performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Information retrieval research has demonstrated that system performance does not always correlate positively with user performance, and that users often assign positive evaluation scores to search systems even when they are unable to complete tasks successfully. ... Keywords: Search performance, precision, presentation of search results, ranking, satisfaction, user evaluation of performance

Diane Kelly; Xin Fu; Chirag Shah

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Synchronous Motor Observability Study and an Improved Zero-speed Position Estimation Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) observability analysis for sensor- less control design here for the surface Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) to overcome position observabilitySynchronous Motor Observability Study and an Improved Zero-speed Position Estimation Design Dalila

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

333

Anchoring and steering gaussian quadrature for positive definite strong moment functionals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Algorithms for the construction of block-formed orthogonal Laurent polynomial sequences and corresponding Gaussian quadratures associated with positive definite strong moment functionals are introduced and compared. Cost estimates and numerical examples ... Keywords: 42C05, Gaussian quadrature, Ordered orthogonal Laurent polynomial sequences, Positive definite strong moment functionals, Primary 65D32; Secondary 41A20

Brian A. Hagler

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Controller Design on Dynamic Positioning of Nonlinear Offshore Platform under Stochastic Wave  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, controller on dynamic positioning of nonlinear offshore platform under stochastic wave is designed based on rolling horizon optimization. In order to improve the efficiency of searching for optimum controller sequence, controller structure ... Keywords: Offshore Platform, Dynamic Positioning, Controller, Nonlinear, Stochastic

Rong-hua Xu; Qin-ruo Wang; Ya-nan Song

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A single-view based framework for robust estimation of height and position of moving people  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, there has been increased interest in characterizing and extracting 3D information from 2D images for human tracking and identification. In this paper, we propose a single view-based framework for robust estimation of height and position. ... Keywords: height estimation, human tracking, position estimation, video surveillance

Seok-Han Lee; Jong-Soo Choi

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Modeling of EOG and electrode position optimization for human-computer interface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this work was to model electro-oculogram (EOG) to find optimal electrode positions for wearable human-computer interface system. The system is a head cap developed in our institute and with it we can measure EOG and facial electromyography ... Keywords: EOG, electrode positions, modeling, volume conductor model

Niina Nöjd; Jari Hyttinen

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Positive solutions for a class of boundary-value problems with integral boundary conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the existence and multiplicity of positive solutions for a class of nonlinear boundary-value problems of fourth-order differential equations with integral boundary conditions. The arguments are based upon a specially constructed ... Keywords: Boundary-value problem, Existence, Fixed-point theorem, Integral boundary conditions, Positive solution

Xuemei Zhang; Weigao Ge

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Nickel-metal hydride battery development. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

Rechargeable batteries are used as the power source for a broad range of portable equipment. Key battery selection criteria typically are weight, volume, first cost, life cycle cost, and environmental impact. Rechargeable batteries are favored from a life cycle cost and environmental impact standpoint over primary batteries. The nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery system has emerged as the battery of choice for many applications based on its superior characteristics when judged on the above criteria against other battery types. In most cases commercial Ni-MH batteries are constructed with coiled electrodes in cylindrical metal containers. Electro Energy, Inc. (EEI) has been developing a novel flat bipolar configuration of the Ni-MH system that offers weight, volume, and cost advantages when compared to cylindrical cells. The unique bipolar approach consists of fabricating individual flat wafer cells in conductive, carbon-filled, plastic face plates. The individual cells contain a nonconductive plastic border which is heat sealed around the perimeter to make a totally sealed unit cell. Multi-cell batteries are fabricated by stacking the individual wafer cells in such a way that the positive face of one cell contacts the negative face of the adjacent cell. The stack is then contained in an outer housing with end contacts. The purpose of this program was to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate the capabilities of the EEI Ni-MH battery system for consumer applications. The work was directed at the development and evaluation of the compact bipolar construction for its potential advantages of high power and energy density. Experimental investigations were performed on various nickel electrode types, hydride electrode formulations, and alternate separator materials. Studies were also directed at evaluating various oxygen recombination techniques for low pressure operation during charge and overcharge.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Job Title: 2 PhD positions, Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on Chronic DNA Damage in Ageing Reference: EMBO Young Investigator PHD position  

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Job Title: 2 PhD positions, Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on Chronic DNA DamageD candidates will be part of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) that aims to implement an integrated defects in genome maintenance thus pointing towards damage in (nuclear) DNA as a major culprit of ageing

340

Letter Clarifying the Position of the Director of the Virginia Department  

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

Clarifying the Position of the Director of the Virginia Clarifying the Position of the Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Regarding the District of Columbia Public Service Commission's ("DC PSC") Emergency Petition Letter Clarifying the Position of the Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Regarding the District of Columbia Public Service Commission's ("DC PSC") Emergency Petition Docket No. EO-05-01: During the course of participating in the above-captioned Department of Energy ("DOE") docket, Robert G. Burnley, Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality ("Director"), has filed two pleadings regarding the District of Columbia Public Service Commission's ("DC PSC") Emergency Petition. After initial uncertainty

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341

Electrochemical modeling of lithium-ion positive electrodes during hybrid pulse power characterization tests.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An electrochemical model was developed to examine hybrid pulsed power characterization (HPPC) tests on the positive electrode of lithium-ion cells. By utilizing the same fundamental equations as in previous electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies, this investigation serves as an extension of the earlier work and a comparison of the two techniques. The electrochemical model was used to examine performance characteristics and limitations for the positive electrode during HPPC tests. Parametric studies using the electrochemical model and focusing on the positive electrode thickness were employed to examine methods of slowing electrode aging and improving performance.

Dees, D.; Gunen, E.; Abraham, D.; Jansen, A.; Prakash, J.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Illinois Inst. of Tech.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Quasipassive positioning platform for nanoscale management of in-plane motion  

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As leading edge technology pursues a common trend of working on smaller and smaller scales, there is increasing demand on the motion management at the nanometer range. In this letter, we report a two-axis quasipassive positioning device capable of four degrees of freedom in-plane motion. The concept comprises of a platform suspended by tensile stressed flexure elements on either side. By selectively trimming the stress elements, the equilibrium position can be biased to one side or another, enabling nanoscale movement between the suspended platform and the base. Focused ion beam experiment demonstrates that such platform enables positioning accuracy on the order of tens of nanometers.

Li Biao; Zhu Yu; Sharon, Andre [Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation, 15 St. Mary's Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 (United States); College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany-SUNY, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203 (United States); Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation, 15 St. Mary's Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 (United States)

2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

343

A means for positively seating a piezoceramic element in a piezoelectric valve during inlet gas injection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a piezoelectric valve in a gas delivery system which includes a piezoceramic element bonded to a valve seal and disposed over a valve seat, and retained in position by an O-ring and a retainer; and insulating ball normally biased by a preload spring against the piezoceramic element; and inlet gas port positioned such that upon admission of inlet gas into the valve. The piezoceramic element is positively seated. The inelt gas port is located only on the side of the piezoceramic element opposite the seal.

Wright, K.E.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

344

A Sensor-based Long Baseline Position and Velocity Navigation Filter for Underwater Vehicles  

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This paper presents a novel Long Baseline (LBL) position and velocity navigation filter for underwater vehicles based directly on the sensor measurements. The solution departs from previous approaches as the range measurements are explicitly embedded in the filter design, therefore avoiding inversion algorithms. Moreover, the nonlinear system dynamics are considered to their full extent and no linearizations are carried out whatsoever. The filter error dynamics are globally asymptotically stable (GAS) and it is shown, under simulation environment, that the filter achieves similar performance to the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) and outperforms linear position and velocity filters based on algebraic estimates of the position obtained from the range measurements.

Batista, Pedro; Oliveira, Paulo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 00-01: Enforcement Position Relative to the  

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

1: Enforcement Position 1: Enforcement Position Relative to the Discovery/Control of Legacy Contamination Enforcement Guidance Supplement 00-01: Enforcement Position Relative to the Discovery/Control of Legacy Contamination Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998, provides the opportunity for the Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH-Enforcement) to periodically issue clarifying guidance regarding the processes used in its enforcement activities. On November 24, 1999, I issued a memorandum providing interim clarification on the EH-Enforcement position on legacy radioactive contamination. That memorandum was issued in response to questions I had received regarding 10 CFR 835 (Occupational Radiation Protection) applicability and potential

346

OpenLS for indoor positioning : strategies for standardizing location based services for indoor use  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The combination of location positioning technologies such as GPS and initiatives like the US Federal Communications Commission's E911 telecommunication initiatives has generated a lot of interest in applications and services ...

Kolodziej, Krzysztof W., 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

On Probabilities of E2 Transitions between Positive-Parity States in ^160Dy Nucleus  

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Reduced probabilities B(E2) of \\gamma transitions between states of positive parity in the ^160Dy nucleus are calculated within the framework of the interacting boson model (IBM-1). The results are compared with the experimental data.

J. Adam; V. P. Garistov; M. Honusek; J. Dobes; I. Zvolski; J. Mrazek; A. A. Solnyshkin

2004-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

348

Prediction of semiconductor band edge positions in aqueous environments from first principles  

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The ability to predict a semiconductor's band edge positions in solution is important for the design of water-splitting photocatalyst materials. In this paper, we introduce a first-principles method to compute the ...

Wu, Yabi

349

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative to 10  

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Enforcement Position Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998, provides the opportunity for the Office of Price-Anderson Enforcement (OE) to periodically issue clarifying guidance regarding the processes used in its enforcement activities. OE typically issues such guidance in the form of Enforcement Guidance Supplements (EGSs), which provide information or recommendations only and impose no requirements or actions on Department of Energy (DOE) contractors. Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation More Documents & Publications

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Enforcement Guidance Supplement 00-01: Enforcement Position Relative to the  

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Enforcement Guidance Supplement 00-01: Enforcement Position Enforcement Guidance Supplement 00-01: Enforcement Position Relative to the Discovery/Control of Legacy Contamination Enforcement Guidance Supplement 00-01: Enforcement Position Relative to the Discovery/Control of Legacy Contamination Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998, provides the opportunity for the Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH-Enforcement) to periodically issue clarifying guidance regarding the processes used in its enforcement activities. On November 24, 1999, I issued a memorandum providing interim clarification on the EH-Enforcement position on legacy radioactive contamination. That memorandum was issued in response to questions I had received regarding 10 CFR 835 (Occupational Radiation Protection) applicability and potential enforcement related to

351

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01:Enforcement Position Relative to 10  

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Enforcement Position Relative Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01:Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998, provides the opportunity for the Office of Price-Anderson Enforcement (OE) to periodically issue clarifying guidance regarding the processes used in its enforcement activities. OE typically issues such guidance in the form of Enforcement Guidance Supplements (EGSs), which provide information or recommendations only and impose no requirements or actions on Department of Energy (DOE) contractors. Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01:Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation More Documents & Publications

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Optical position sensor for determining the interface between a clear and an opaque fluid  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inexpensive, optical position sensor for measuring a position or length, x, along a one-dimensional curvilinear, coordinate system. The sensor can be used, for example, to determine the position of an interface between a clear and an opaque fluid (such as crude oil and water). In one embodiment, the sensor utilizes the principle of dual-fluorescence, where a primary fiber emits primary fluorescent light and a parallel secondary fiber collects a portion of the primary fluorescent light that is not blocked by the opaque fluid. This, in turn, excites secondary fluorescence in the secondary fiber at a longer wavelength. A light detector measures the intensity of secondary fluorescence emitted from an end of the secondary fiber, which is used to calculate the unknown position or length, x. Side-emitting fibers can be used in place of, or in addition to, fluorescent fibers. The all-optical sensor is attractive for applications involving flammable liquids.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

353

Reduction of Tropical Cyclone Position Errors Using an Optimal Combination of Independent Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is shown that an optimal linear combination of independent forecasts of tropical cyclone tracks significantly reduces the mean forecast-position errors. In this study the independent forecasts are provided by a statistical scheme (CLIPER) and ...

Lance M. Leslie; Klaus Fraedrich

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Design and manufacture of an electro-mechanical hand position tracker  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis discusses the conceptual design, manufacture, and assembly of a device that tracks the movements and position of a user's hand. This device will be used for stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation using robotic ...

Tan, Nicola

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Does having women in positions of power reduce gender inequality in organizations? : a direct test  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While most research on gender inequality in organizations has focused on the "glass ceilings" barring women from obtaining high-status, or management, positions, as women continue to gain access to these organizational ...

Abraham, Mabel Lana Botelho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Position Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Colorado State University The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Position Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering engineering; communication and signal processing; computer engineering; control and robotics; electric power

357

Which Is Better, an Ensemble of Positive–Negative Pairs or a Centered Spherical Simplex Ensemble?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New methods to center the initial ensemble perturbations on the analysis are introduced and compared with the commonly used centering method of positive–negative paired perturbations. In the new method, one linearly dependent perturbation is ...

Xuguang Wang; Craig H. Bishop; Simon J. Julier

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Thunderstorms above Frontal Surfaces in Environments without Positive CAPE. Part I: A Climatology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first of two papers describing thunderstorms that occur above frontal surfaces, frequently in environments without positive convective available potential energy (CAPE), focuses on the climatology of such storms for the conterminous United ...

Bradley R. Colman

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Global Positioning System (GPS) Precipitable Water in Forecasting Lightning at Spaceport Canaveral  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper evaluates the use of precipitable water (PW) from the global positioning system (GPS) in lightning prediction. Additional independent verification of an earlier model is performed. This earlier model used binary logistic regression ...

Kristen Kehrer; Brian Graf; William P. Roeder

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Hypothesizing about causal networks with positive and negative effects by meta-level abduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meta-level abduction discovers missing links and unknown nodes from incomplete networks to complete paths for observations. In this work, we extend applicability of meta-level abduction to deal with networks containing both positive and negative causal ...

Katsumi Inoue; Andrei Doncescu; Hidetomo Nabeshima

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Performance Analysis of Non-Orthogonal Pulse Position Modulation for Time-Hopping UWB Transmission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we study the performance of nonorthogonal pulse position modulation (NPPM) for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication. Error probability and performance bounds are derived for a multi-user environment. It is shown that with proper selection ...

Hao Zhang; Wei Li; Aaron Gulliver

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS IN MULTISCALE MODELLING OF RELIABILITY OF NEW GENERATION NANO-DEVICES  

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TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS IN MULTISCALE MODELLING OF RELIABILITY OF NEW GENERATION NANO-DEVICES Two nano-devices. These posts are part of an international MORDRED project funded by EU FP7 to develop new

Saunders, Mark

363

An Examination of Tropical Cyclone Position, Intensity, and Intensity Life Cycle within Atmospheric Reanalysis Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The following study examines the position and intensity differences of tropical cyclones (TCs) among the Best-Track and five atmospheric reanalysis datasets to evaluate the degree to which reanalyses are appropriate for studying TCs. While ...

Benjamin A. Schenkel; Robert E. Hart

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Position-sensitive detection of slow neutrons: Survey of fundamental principles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper sets forth the fundamental principles governing the development of position-sensitive detection systems for slow neutrons. Since neutrons are only weakly interacting with most materials, it is not generally practical to detect slow neutrons directly. Therefore all practical slow neutron detection mechanisms depend on the use of nuclear reactions to ``convert`` the neutron to one or more charged particles, followed by the subsequent detection of the charged particles. The different conversion reactions which can be used are discussed, along with the relative merits of each. This is followed with a discussion of the various methods of charged particle detection, how these lend themselves to position-sensitive encoding, and the means of position encoding which can be applied to each case. Detector performance characteristics which may be of importance to the end user are discussed and related to these various detection and position-encoding mechanisms.

Crawford, R.K.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Position-sensitive detection of slow neutrons: Survey of fundamental principles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper sets forth the fundamental principles governing the development of position-sensitive detection systems for slow neutrons. Since neutrons are only weakly interacting with most materials, it is not generally practical to detect slow neutrons directly. Therefore all practical slow neutron detection mechanisms depend on the use of nuclear reactions to convert'' the neutron to one or more charged particles, followed by the subsequent detection of the charged particles. The different conversion reactions which can be used are discussed, along with the relative merits of each. This is followed with a discussion of the various methods of charged particle detection, how these lend themselves to position-sensitive encoding, and the means of position encoding which can be applied to each case. Detector performance characteristics which may be of importance to the end user are discussed and related to these various detection and position-encoding mechanisms.

Crawford, R.K.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Positive outcomes of oil palm phenolics on degenerative diseases in animal models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is well established that plant phenolics elicit various biological activities, with positive effects on health. Palm oil production results in large volumes of aqueous by-products containing phenolics. In the present ...

Sambanthamurthi, Ravigadevi

367

12.540 Principles of the Global Positioning System, Spring 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the ...

Herring, T. (Thomas)

368

Typhoon-Position-Oriented Sensitivity Analysis. Part I: Theory and Verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new sensitivity analysis method is proposed for the ensemble prediction system in which a tropical cyclone (TC) position is taken as a metric. Sensitivity is defined as a slope of linear regression (or its approximation) between state variable ...

Kosuke Ito; Chun-Chieh Wu

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Interannual Positive Feedbacks in a Simple Extratropical Air–Sea Coupling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple theoretical analysis identified three possible interannual positive feedbacks in the extratropics: the upwelling mode, the SST-Sverdrup mode, and the SST-evaporation mode. The upwelling mode becomes unstable when the atmosphere responses ...

Zhengyu Liu

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Development of a Simple Radioactive marker System to Reduce Positioning Errors in Radiation Treatment  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this research is to implement an inexpensive, quick and simple monitor that provides an accurate indication of proper patient position during the treatment of cancer by external beam X-ray radiation and also checks for any significant changes in patient anatomy. It is believed that this system will significantly reduce the treatment margin, provide an additional, independent quality assurance check of positioning accuracy prior to all treatments and reduce the probability of misadministration of therapeutic dose.

William H. Miller; Dr. Jatinder Palta

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

371

Microarray analysis of human leucocyte subsets: the advantages of positive selection and rapid purification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the two studies, despite the different purification strategies, further support the suggestion that positive selection does not lead to significant alterations in gene expression. On the basis of these observations it is clear that positive selection... S, Biery M, Castle J, Ward T, Schim- mack G, Kobayashi S, Carleton M, Lampe J, Linsley PS: Individual- specific variation of gene expression in peripheral blood leu- kocytes. Genomics 2004, 83:980-988. 21. Whitney AR, Diehn M, Popper SJ, Alizadeh AA...

Lyons, Paul A; Koukoulaki, Maria; Hatton, Alexander; Doggett, Karen; Woffendin, Hayley B; Chaudhry, Afzal N; Smith, Kenneth G C

2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

372

Apparatus for positioning a sample in a computerized axial tomographic scanner  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus is described for positioning a sample in a radiation field of a computerized axial tomographic scanner (CAT) for scanning by the CAT, the apparatus comprising: a first support means positioned on a first side of the CAT having a first guide means; a first trolly means having means for engaging the first guide means; means for moving the first trolley means along the first guide means; a second support means positioned on a second side of the CAT, the second side being opposite the first side and the second support means having a second guide means; a second trolley means having means for engaging the second guide means; means for coupling the first trolley means to the second trolley means such that movement of the first trolley means causes similar movement of the second trolley means, the coupling means passing through the radiation field of the CAT; means attached to the coupling means for holding the sample; means for sensing the position of the sample holding means; and control means connected to the moving means and sensing means for controlling the positioning of the sample.

Vinegar, H.J.; Wellington, S.L.

1986-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

COBRA: Determining Atomic Positions in Thin-Film Structures and Interfaces  

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COBRA: Determining Atomic Positions in Thin-Film Structures and Interfaces COBRA: Determining Atomic Positions in Thin-Film Structures and Interfaces Coherent Bragg rod analyses (COBRA) experiments using synchrotron x-rays at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (MHATT-CAT and PNC-CAT beamlines) directly revealed the sub-angstrom atomic interaction of epitaxial films with substrates. Information on how atoms in the adjoining layers of the film and substrate rearrange to mimic each other may lead to improvements in semiconductor manufacturing and the development of novel heterostructure materials, such as multilayer ferroelectrics, magnetic nanostructures and thin film superconductors. COBRA electron density map of a Gd2O3 film on a gallium arsenide substrate. The peaks correspond to folded Gd atomic positions parallel to the plane of the substrate.

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College Fights Energy Rate Hikes with 'Grid Positive' Plan | Department of  

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

College Fights Energy Rate Hikes with 'Grid Positive' Plan College Fights Energy Rate Hikes with 'Grid Positive' Plan College Fights Energy Rate Hikes with 'Grid Positive' Plan August 26, 2010 - 4:11pm Addthis Butte College's solar panels are helping it make more energy than it uses, providing it financial as well environmental benefits. | Photo courtesy of Butte College | Butte College's solar panels are helping it make more energy than it uses, providing it financial as well environmental benefits. | Photo courtesy of Butte College | Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What does this mean for me? Community college campus will have 25,000 solar panels after latest installation and will generate 6,381 megawatt-hours of solar energy annually. $12.65 million in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds helped fund final 15,000 panels.

375

Replaces DOE F 3530.1 5. HOW LONG IN PRESENT POSITION GRADE  

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

50.2 50.2 (07-95) Replaces DOE F 3530.1 5. HOW LONG IN PRESENT POSITION GRADE 6. DATE NEXT REGULAR STEP INCREASE IS DUE: 7. LIST ANY AWARDS OR QUALITY INCREASES RECEIVED IN LAST 5 YEARS (Date and kind of award) ATTACH A COMPLETED SF-52, "REQUEST FOR PERSONNEL ACTION," AND A COPY OF THE EMPLOYEE'S CURRENT RATING OF RECORD AS DOCUMENTATION THAT PERFORMANCE HAS MET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OUTSTANDING RATING. NAME AND TITLE OF NOMINATING OFFICIAL (Employee's immediate supervisor) 1. NAME OF NOMINEE 3. ORGANIZATION LOCATION OF POSITION 2. POSITION TITLE, GRADE AND STEP 4. RECOMMENDATION COVERS SERVICE FROM (DATE): TO: SIGNATURE DATE NAME AND TITLE OF REVIEWING OFFICIAL (If required by organization)

376

NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact and Job Creation from 1603  

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

NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact and Job Creation NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact and Job Creation from 1603 Renewable Energy Grant Program NREL Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact and Job Creation from 1603 Renewable Energy Grant Program April 6, 2012 - 10:26am Addthis Table: Estimates of the Direct and Indirect Jobs, Earnings, and Economic Output Supported by PV and Large Wind Projects Funded Under the §1603 Grant Program. Table: Estimates of the Direct and Indirect Jobs, Earnings, and Economic Output Supported by PV and Large Wind Projects Funded Under the §1603 Grant Program. Dan Leistikow Dan Leistikow Former Director, Office of Public Affairs The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, issued a study on Friday estimating the economic impact

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Computational design and characterization of a temperature-sensitive plasmid replicon for gram positive thermophiles  

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design design and characterization of a temperature-sensitive plasmid replicon for gram positive thermophiles Olson and Lynd Olson and Lynd Journal of Biological Engineering 2012, 6:5 http://www.jbioleng.org/content/6/1/5 R E S E A R C H Open Access Computational design and characterization of a temperature-sensitive plasmid replicon for gram positive thermophiles Daniel G Olson 1,3 and Lee R Lynd 1,2,3* Abstract Background: Temperature-sensitive (Ts) plasmids are useful tools for genetic engineering, but there are currently none compatible with the gram positive, thermophilic, obligate anaerobe, Clostridium thermocellum. Traditional mutagenesis techniques yield Ts mutants at a low frequency, and therefore requires the development of high-throughput screening protocols, which are also not available for this organism. Recently there has been progress in the development

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Effect of Anticholinergic Medication on Positive and Negative Symptoms in Medication-Free Schizophrenic Patients  

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Abstract. It is generally assumed that anticholinergic drugs have no effects on schizophrenic symptomatology. A few studies, however, indicate that anticholinergic agents aggravate psychotic symptoms and antagonize therapeutic effects of neuroleptics in schizophrenic patients; more recently, some investigators have observed that these agents appear to benefit negative symptoms. In an effort to resolve this issue, we studied the effects of 2 days of treatment with biperiden on positive and negative symptoms in 15 medication-free schizophrenic patients. Positive symptoms increased significantly, while there was a trend toward a decrease in negative symptoms. The implications of these findings for the role of the cholinergic system in schizophrenia are discussed. Key Words. Biperiden, cholinergic system, schizophrenia, positive symptoms. Anticholinergic drugs are commonly used in the treatment of extrapyramidal side effects, which frequently accompany neuroleptic treatment in schizophrenia. It is assumed that anticholinergic drugs do not affect schizophrenic symptomatology, and

Rajiv Tandon; Nancy A. Mann; William H. Eisner

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

A Beta-Particle Hodoscope Constructed Using Scintillating Optical Fibers and Position Sensitive Photomultiplier Tubes  

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A hodoscopic detector was constructed using a position-sensitive plastic scintillator active area to determine the location of beta-active micron-sized particulates on air filters. The ability to locate beta active particulates on airsample filters is a tool for environmental monitoring of anthropogenic production of radioactive material. A robust, field-deployable instrument can provide localization of radioactive particulate with position resolution of a few millimeters. The detector employs a novel configuration of scintillating plastic elements usually employed at much higher charged particle energies. A filter is placed on this element for assay. The detector is intended to be sensitive to activity greater than 1 Bq. The physical design, position reconstruction method, and expected detector sensitivity are reported.

Orrell, John L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Day, Anthony R.; Fast, Jim; Hossbach, Todd W.; Lidey, Lance S.; Ripplinger, Mike D.; Schrom, Brian T.

2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

380

Method and source for producing a high concentration of positively charged molecular hydrogen or deuterium ions  

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A high concentration of positive molecular ions of hydrogen or deuterium gas is extracted from a positive ion source having a short path length of extracted ions, relative to the mean free path of the gas molecules, to minimize the production of other ion species by collision between the positive ions and gas molecules. The ion source has arrays of permanent magnets to produce a multi-cusp magnetic field in regions remote from the plasma grid and the electron emitters, for largely confining the plasma to the space therebetween. The ion source has a chamber which is short in length, relative to its transverse dimensions, and the electron emitters are at an even shorter distance from the plasma grid, which contains one or more extraction apertures.

Ehlers, Kenneth W. (Alamo, CA); Leung, Ka-Ngo (Hercules, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Position specific variation in the rate of evolution intranscription factor binding sites  

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The binding sites of sequence specific transcription factors are an important and relatively well-understood class of functional non-coding DNAs. Although a wide variety of experimental and computational methods have been developed to characterize transcription factor binding sites, they remain difficult to identify. Comparison of non-coding DNA from related species has shown considerable promise in identifying these functional non-coding sequences, even though relatively little is known about their evolution. Here we analyze the genome sequences of the budding yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. bayanus, S. paradoxus and S. mikataeto study the evolution of transcription factor binding sites. As expected, we find that both experimentally characterized and computationally predicted binding sites evolve slower than surrounding sequence, consistent with the hypothesis that they are under purifying selection. We also observe position-specific variation in the rate of evolution within binding sites. We find that the position-specific rate of evolution is positively correlated with degeneracy among binding sites within S. cerevisiae. We test theoretical predictions for the rate of evolution at positions where the base frequencies deviate from background due to purifying selection and find reasonable agreement with the observed rates of evolution. Finally, we show how the evolutionary characteristics of real binding motifs can be used to distinguish them from artifacts of computational motif finding algorithms. As has been observed for protein sequences, the rate of evolution in transcription factor binding sites varies with position, suggesting that some regions are under stronger functional constraint than others. This variation likely reflects the varying importance of different positions in the formation of the protein-DNA complex. The characterization of the pattern of evolution in known binding sites will likely contribute to the effective use of comparative sequence data in the identification of transcription factor binding sites and is an important step toward understanding the evolution of functional non-coding DNA.

Moses, Alan M.; Chiang, Derek Y.; Kellis, Manolis; Lander, EricS.; Eisen, Michael B.

2003-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

382

Control for stabilizing the alignment position of the rotor of a synchronous motor  

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A method and apparatus for damping oscillations in the rotor load angle of a synchronous motor to provide stable rotational alignment in high precision applications. The damping method includes sensing the angular position of the rotor and utilizing the position signal to generate an error signal in response to changes in the period of rotation of the rotor. The error signal is coupled to phase shift amplifiers which shift the phase of the motor drive signal in a direction to damp out the oscillations in the rotor load angle.

Donley, Lawrence I. (Lemont, IL)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Heparin as a pharmacologic intervention to induce positive scintiscan in occult gastrointestinal bleeding  

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The value of using heparin as a pharmacologic intervention to induce a positive scintiscan was studied in a patient with chronic occult gastrointestinal bleeding. When all standard diagnostic tests (upper and lower gastrointestinal series, upper and lower endoscopy, and conventional noninterventional Tc-99m RBC imaging) fail to detect and localize gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient who has definite clinical evidence (guaiac positive stool and dropping hemoglobin, hematocrit) of chronic occult gastrointestinal oozing, heparin may be used (with proper precaution) as a last resort to aid in the scintigraphic detection and localization of chronic occult gastrointestinal bleeding.

Chaudhuri, T.K.; Brantly, M.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Control for stabilizing the alignment position of the rotor of the synchronous motor  

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A method and apparatus is described for damping oscillations in the rotor load angle of a synchronous motor to provide stable rotational alignment in high precision applications. The damping method includes sensing the angular position of the rotor and utilizing the position signal to generate an error signal in response to changes in the period of rotation of the rotor. The error signal is coupled to phase shift amplifiers which shift the phase of the motor drive signal in a direction to damp out the oscillations in the rotor load angle.

Donley, L.I.

1985-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

385

Loss of Quantum Coherence and Positivity of Energy Density in Semiclassical Quantum Gravity  

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In the semiclassical quantum gravity derived from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation, the energy density of a matter field loses quantum coherence due to the induced gauge potential from the parametric interaction with gravity in a non-static spacetime. It is further shown that the energy density takes only positive values and makes superposition principle hold true. By studying a minimal massive scalar field in a FRW spacetime background, we illustrate the positivity of energy density and obtain the classical Hamiltonian of a complex field from the energy density in coherent states.

Sang Pyo Kim; Kwang-Sup Soh

1998-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

386

Positive solutions of nonlinear m-point boundary value problems on time scales  

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In this paper, by using fixed point theorems in a cone and the associated Green's function, we study the existence of at least two and three positive solutions to the m-point boundary value problem (BVP) on time scales, u^@D^@?(t)+f(t,u(t))=0,t@?[0,1]@?T,@bu(0)-@cu^@D(0)=0,u(1)=@?i=1m-2@a"iu(@e"i),m>=3, ... Keywords: 34B10, 34B18, 39A10, Fixed-point theorems, Positive solutions, Time scales, m-point boundary value problems

N. Aykut Hamal; Fulya Yoruk

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Analysis of gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent isotopes and optimal feed position  

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Analysis of the concentration distribution in a gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent isotope mixtures is different from that in a cascade for separation of two-component mixtures. This paper presents the governing equations for a multicomponent isotope separation cascade. Numerically predicted separation factors for the gas centrifuge cascade agree well with the experimental data. A theoretical optimal feed position is derived for a short square cascade for a two-component mixture in a close-separation case. The optimal feed position for a gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent mixture is discussed.

Chuntong Ying; Hongjiang Wu; Mingsheng Zhou; Yuguang Nie; Guangjun Liu [Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Are Batteries Ready for Plug-in Hybrid Buyers?  

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M. (2008) ‘Emerging lithium-ion battery technologies forbattery chemistries: nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (battery chemistries, including nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and several lithium-ion (

Axsen, Jonn; Kurani, Kenneth S; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Are batteries ready for plug-in hybrid buyers?  

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M. (2008) ‘Emerging lithium-ion battery technologies forbattery chemistries: nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (battery chemistries, including nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and several lithium-ion (

Axsen, Jonn; Kurani, Kenneth S.; Burke, Andrew

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Are Batteries Ready for Plug-in Hybrid Buyers?  

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M. , 2008. Emerging lithium-ion battery technologies forbattery chemistries: nickel- metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (battery chemistries, including nickel- metal hydride (NiMH) and several lithium-ion (

Axsen, Jonn; Burke, Andy; Kurani, Kenneth S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Nonparametric Bayesian filtering for location estimation, position tracking, and global localization of mobile terminals in outdoor wireless environments  

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The mobile terminal positioning problem is categorized into three different types according to the availability of (1) initial accurate location information and (2) motion measurement data. Location estimation refers to the mobile positioning problem ...

Mohamed Khalaf-Allah

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Accounting for the Relationship of the Financial Position of Private, Baccalaureate-level and Above Institutions to Tuition Discount Rates  

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average tuition discount rate increases. Given the nature oftuition discount rate increases. Preliminary Exploratorytuition discount rate increases and financial position

Browning, Julianna

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Quantum position diffusion and its implications for the quantum linear Boltzmann equation  

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We derive a quantum linear Boltzmann equation from first principles to describe collisional friction, diffusion, and decoherence in a unified framework. In doing so, we discover that the previously celebrated quantum contribution to position diffusion is not a true physical process, but rather an artifact of the use of a coarse-grained time scale necessary to derive Markovian dynamics.

Kamleitner, I.; Cresser, J. [Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, Physics Department, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109 (Australia)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

394

Intensity and position measuring systems in the booster of the Zero Gradient Synchrotorn  

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Soon the new booster for the Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS) will be commissioned at Argonne. Three of its diagnostic systems will be described here: (1) the beam position system, (2) the toroid intensity measuring system and (3) the capacitive intensity measuring system.

Brunwell, F.R.; Kliss, R.M.; Schmitt, D.R.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

The effect of beam intensity on the estimation bias of beam position  

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For the signals of the beam position monitor (BPM), the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is directly related to the beam intensity. Low beam intensity results in poor SNR. The random noise has a modulation effect on both the amplitude and phase of the BPM signals. Therefore, the beam position measurement has a certain random error. In the currently used BPM, time-averaging and waveform clipping are used to improve the measurement. The nonlinear signal processing results in a biased estimate of beam position. A statistical analysis was made to examine the effect of the SNR, which is determined by the beam intensity, on the estimation bias. The results of the analysis suggest that the estimation bias has a dependence not only on the beam position but also on beam intensity. Specifically, the dependence gets strong as the beam intensity decreases. This property has set a lower limit of the beam intensity range which the BPM`s can handle. When the beam intensity is below that limit the estimation bias starts to vary dramatically, resulting in the BPMs failure. According to the analysis, the lowest beam intensity is that at which the SNR of the generated BPM signal is about 15 dB. The limit for NSEP BPM, for instance, is about 6Ell. The analysis may provide the BPM designers with some idea about the potential of the current BPM`S.

Ma, H.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Improved noise sensitivity under high-gain feedback in nano-positioning motion systems  

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To avoid an increased noise response under high-gain feedback in nano-positioning motion systems, a nonlinear (N-PID) control design is proposed. The design is of particular interest in the wafer scanning industry where nano-accuracy should be achieved ...

Marcel Heertjes; George Leenknegt; Bram Van Goch; Henk Nijmeijer

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Product Positioning in a Two-Dimensional Vertical Differentiation Model: The Role of Quality Costs  

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We study a duopoly model where consumers are heterogeneous with respect to their willingness to pay for two product characteristics and marginal costs are increasing with the quality level chosen on each attribute. We show that although firms seek to ... Keywords: competitive strategy, differentiation, game theory, multiattribute products, product positioning

Dominique Olié Lauga; Elie Ofek

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Heat pump detection from coarse grained smart meter data with positive and unlabeled learning  

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Recent advances in smart metering technology enable utility companies to have access to tremendous amount of smart meter data, from which the utility companies are eager to gain more insight about their customers. In this paper, we aim to detect electric ... Keywords: feature extraction, heat pump detection, positive and unlabeled learning, smart meter data mining

Hongliang Fei, Younghun Kim, Sambit Sahu, Milind Naphade, Sanjay K. Mamidipalli, John Hutchinson

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Post-doc position : Nanostructured materials for the realization of enhanced micro-supercapacitors  

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Post-doc position : Nanostructured materials for the realization of enhanced micro-supercapacitors and temperature range. The integration of low-profile, miniaturized supercapacitors could, CDC, CNT, RuO2...) for the development of micro-supercapacitors. An attractive

Ingrand, François

400

The role of IS capabilities in delivering sustainable improvements to competitive positioning  

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It has long been argued that organizations have struggled to achieve business benefits, and in particular sustainable competitive advantage, from their IT investments. In this paper we draw upon resource-based theory to explore how the effective deployment ... Keywords: IS capabilities, Improved competitive positioning, Pluralistic research approaches, Resource-based view, Sustainability

Neil F. Doherty; Mark Terry

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Loop Current Position on Winter Sea Surface Temperatures in the Florida Straits  

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Influences of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current (LC) position on the sea surface temperature (SST) in the Florida Straits (FS) during the winter season are investigated. Satellite-derived SST data are analyzed on the basis of the LC configuration (...

Johna E. Rudzin; Steven L. Morey; Mark A. Bourassa; Shawn R. Smith

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

A working with a Silicon Position Sensitive Detector (dE%E calibration and isotopes separation)  

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A method for the calibration of a Silicon Position Sensitive Detector is described. From the combination of the signals collected at the ends of the resistive electrode, energy and angle of the hitting particle are reconstructed with a procedure which straightforwardly accounts for different amplifier chain gains and dc offset effects.

V. Ostashko; A. Tumino; S. Romano

2005-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

403

On HSS and AHSS iteration methods for nonsymmetric positive definite Toeplitz systems  

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Two iteration methods are proposed to solve real nonsymmetric positive definite Toeplitz systems of linear equations. These methods are based on Hermitian and skew-Hermitian splitting (HSS) and accelerated Hermitian and skew-Hermitian splitting (AHSS). ... Keywords: 65F10, 65F50, AHSS iteration method, Centrosymmetric matrix, HSS iteration method, Skew-centrosymmetric matrix, Toeplitz matrix

Fang Chen; Yao-Lin Jiang

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Observations of High Ground Flash Densities of Positive Lightning in Summertime Thunderstorms  

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Observations of summertime thunderstorms indicate that positive polarity cloud-to-ground lightning activity can occur with rates as high as 67 flashes in 5 min and spatial densities up to 0.60 flashes per square kilometer per hour. All ground ...

Maribeth Stolzenburg

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

1756 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 57, NO. 3, MAY 2008 Silent Positioning in Underwater  

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in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks Xiuzhen Cheng, Member, IEEE, Haining Shu, Student Member, IEEE, Qilian a silent positioning scheme termed UPS for underwater acoustic sensor networks. UPS relies on the time and provides location privacy at underwater vehicles/sensors whose locations need to be determined. To study

Cheng, Xiuzhen "Susan"

406

Postprocessing and sparse blind source separation of positive and partially overlapped data  

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We study sparse blind source separation (BSS) for a class of positive and partially overlapped signals. The signals are only allowed to have nonoverlapping at certain locations, while they could overlap with each other elsewhere. For nonnegative data, ... Keywords: Blind source separation, Noise detection and reduction, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Peak-based corrections, Postprocessing

Y. Sun; C. Ridge; F. del Rio; A. J. Shaka; J. Xin

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Study of Vehicle Front Structure Crashworthiness Based on Pole Impact with Different Position  

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Because of occupant injury severity in frontal pole impact, this paper conducted a computer simulation study on the frontal pole impact of passenger car. Three types of frontal pole impact FE analysis models were developed according to different impact ... Keywords: Frontal pole impact, Impact position, Vehicle Structure Deformation, Crashworthiness

Qihui Li, Jikuang Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Determining surface orientation from fixated eye position and angular visual extent  

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Determining surface orientation from fixated eye position and angular visual extent Nicola J computer vision algorithms can be used to determine surface orientation information, most re­ quire of sur­ face orientation. A sensitivity analysis based on accuracy of eye po­ sition control parameters

Sheridan, Jennifer

409

Multiplicity of positive solutions for nonlinear field equations in $\\R^{N}$  

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In this paper we study the multiplicity of positive solutions for nonlinear elliptic equations on $\\R^N$. The number of solutions is greater or equal than the number of disjoint intervals on which the nonlinear term is negative. Applications are given to multiplicity of standing waves for the nonlinear Schr\\"odinger, Klein-Gordon and Klein-Gordon-Maxwell equations.

Bonanno, Claudio

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

A robust forced dynamic sliding mode minimum energy position controller for permanent magnet synchronous motor drives  

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As a contribution towards improving the environment, a new position controller for vector controlled electric drives employing permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) is presented that achieves approximately 27% less frictional energy loss than a ... Keywords: forced dynamic control, minimum energy manoeuvres, sliding mode control, synchronous motor drives

Stephen J. Dodds; Gunaratnam. Sooriyakumar; Roy Perryman

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Simple Position Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks Toks Adebutu Lionel Sacks Ian Marshall  

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the cost, power and processing constraints of these networks. This paper presents a solution and due to the cost, power and size constraints it is not possible to equip them with a sophisticatedSimple Position Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks Toks Adebutu Lionel Sacks Ian Marshall

Haddadi, Hamed

412

Integration of infrastructure based positioning systems and inertial navigation for ubiquitous context-aware engineering applications  

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This paper presents research that investigated and implemented a hybrid integrated location tracking framework that was developed by integrating infrastructure based positioning systems and inertial navigation. The authors implemented this research by ... Keywords: Context-aware applications, Facilities management, Indoor tracking, Inertial navigation, Mobile computing, Ubiquitous tracking

Manu Akula; Suyang Dong; Vineet R. Kamat; Lauro Ojeda; Adam Borrell; Johann Borenstein

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Position-logging Drifting Buoys Using Decca Navigator and Argos for High-Resolution Spatial Sampling  

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The need for a precision current-tracking system that could he deployed for up to 12 months as part of the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council's North Sea Project led to the development of a position-logging drifting buoy, which employs ...

G. Roberts; J. D. Last; E. W. Roberts; A. E. Hill

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Motor Modeling and Position Control Lab Week 3: Closed Loop Control  

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Motor Modeling and Position Control Lab Week 3: Closed Loop Control 1. Review In the first week of motor modeling lab, a mathematical model of a DC motor from first principles was derived to obtain specifically for this motor model. In the second week, a physical DC motor (Quanser SRV-02) was used for open

Krovi, Venkat

415

Position-based cluster routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks  

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Some of the proposed mobile ad hoc network routing algorithms require maintaining a global network state at each node. The global state is always an approximation of the current network state due to the non-negligible delay of propagating local state. ... Keywords: GPS, QoS, mobile ad hoc network, multicasting, position-based routing protocol

Chao-Cheng Shih; Tzay-Farn Shih

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Biologist Parttime Faculty Positions The Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University seeks  

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Biologist ­ Parttime Faculty Positions The Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green), as well as online courses. Applicants with a minimum of a MS (sciences) are eligible about our department can be found at http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/biology. Bowling Green State

Moore, Paul A.

417

What you see is what you set: the position of moving objects  

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Human observers consequently misjudge the position of moving objects towards the direction of motion. This so called flash-lag effect is supposed to be related to very basic processes such as processing latencies in the human brain. In our study we show ...

Heinz-Werner Priess; Ingrid Scharlau

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Positive/negative ion velocity mapping apparatus for electron-molecule reactions  

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In molecular dissociative ionization by electron collisions and dissociative electron attachment to molecule, the respective positively and negatively charged fragments are the important products. A compact ion velocity mapping apparatus is developed for the angular distribution measurements of the positive or negative fragments produced in the electron-molecule reactions. This apparatus consists of a pulsed electron gun, a set of ion velocity mapping optic lenses, a two-dimensional position detector including two pieces of micro-channel plates, and a phosphor screen, and a charge-coupled-device camera for data acquisition. The positive and negative ion detections can be simply realized by changing the voltage polarity of ion optics and detector. Velocity sliced images can be directly recorded using a narrow voltage pulse applied on the rear micro-channel plate. The efficient performance of this system is evaluated by measuring the angular distribution of O{sup -} from the electron attachments to NO at 7.3 and 8.3 eV and O{sup +} from the electron collision with CO at 40.0 eV.

Wu Bin; Xia Lei; Li Hongkai; Zeng Xianjin; Tian Shanxi [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Faculty Position in Smart-Grid Technologies and Power Systems Department of Electronics  

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Faculty Position in Smart-Grid Technologies and Power Systems Department of Electronics Carleton-track) appointment in the area of smart grid technology and power systems at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full with an electrical power background to complement our existing strengths and build the stream of "smart technologies

420

Position regulator for spindle of milling machine by embedded magnetic bearings  

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The goal of this work is to concurrently counter-balance the dynamic cutting force and regulate the spindle position deviation by integrating active magnetic bearing (AMB) technique, fuzzy logic algorithm and an adaptive self-tuning feedback loop. The ... Keywords: Active magnetic bearing, Cutting process, Fuzzy logic algorithm

Nan-Chyuan Tsai; Li-Wen Shih; Rong-Mao Lee

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Mini-Dimming Kinematics and Their Positive Correlations with Coronal Mass Ejections and Prominence  

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Solar mini-dimmings can be detect in the Extreme Ultra-Violet coro- nal eruptions. Here, sequences of 171 A images taken by Solar Dynamic Observa- tory/Atmospheric Imaging Assembaly on 13 June 2010 are used. In this special day, both of coronal mass ejection and prominence were observed. The average velocities and accelerations of 500 mini-dimmings which were detected using on feature based classifier (Alipour et al 2012) are studied. The large number of mini-dimmings shows positive accelerations in the beginning times as similar as Coronal Mass Ejections. On the the start time of prominence eruptions, the number of mini-dimmings is increased to a maximum values. There is a positive correlation between the kinematics of mini- dimmings and both CME and prominences. This study can be extended to understand the exact relationship of CMEs and mini-dimmings.

Alipour, Nasibe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Method and system for controlling the position of a beam of light  

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An method and system for laser beam tracking and pointing is based on a conventional position sensing detector (PSD) or quadrant cell but with the use of amplitude-modulated light. A combination of logarithmic automatic gain control, filtering, and synchronous detection offers high angular precision with exceptional dynamic range and sensitivity, while maintaining wide bandwidth. Use of modulated light enables the tracking of multiple beams simultaneously through the use of different modulation frequencies. It also makes the system resistant to interfering light sources such as ambient light. Beam pointing is accomplished by feeding back errors in the measured beam position to a beam steering element, such as a steering mirror. Closed-loop tracking performance is superior to existing methods, especially under conditions of atmospheric scintillation.

Steinkraus, Jr., Robert F. (San Francisco, CA); Johnson, Gary W. (Livermore, CA); Ruggiero, Anthony J. (Livermore, CA)

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

423

Kuiper Belt Object Occultations: Expected Rates, False Positives, and Survey Design  

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A novel method of generating artificial scintillation noise is developed and used to evaluate occultation rates and false positive rates for surveys probing the Kuiper Belt with the method of serendipitous stellar occultations. A thorough examination of survey design shows that: (1) diffraction-dominated occultations are critically (Nyquist) sampled at a rate of 2 Fsu^{-1}, corresponding to 40 s^{-1} for objects at 40 AU, (2) occultation detection rates are maximized when targets are observed at solar opposition, (3) Main Belt Asteroids will produce occultations lightcurves identical to those of Kuiper Belt Objects if target stars are observed at solar elongations of: 116 deg 7-8 sigma should be adopted to ensure that viable candidate events can be disentangled from false positives.

Bickerton, Steven; Kavelaars, JJ

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

HPPOS DATA BASE; Health Physics Positions (HPPOS) Data Base Based On Current 10 CFR 20  

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The software contains information found in the publication `Health Physics Positions Data Base` (NUREG/CR-5569); a collection of summaries of the Nuclear Regulatory Commissions (NRC) Health Physics Positions (HPPOS) data base. The HPPOS data base is composed of 247 original documents in the form of letters, memoranda, and excerpts from technical reports that cover a wide range of topics in radiation protection (health physics). It was developed by NRC Headquarters and Regional Offices to help ensure uniformity in inspections, enforcement, and licensing actions. The HPPOS summaries are written in the context of the current Part 20 of Title 10 to the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 20 and 20.1 - 20.601) and are intended to serve as a source of information useful in radiation protection programs at nuclear research and power reactors, nuclear medical laboratories, and other industries that process or use nuclear materials.

Borges, H.T.; Stafford, R.S.; Kerr, G.D.; Ly, P.Y. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN, (United States); Carter, D. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., (United States)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Design and operation of a button-probe, beam-position measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Beam position measurement systems have been installed on the Advanced Free Electron Laser (AFEL) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The position measurement uses a capacitive- or button-style probe that differentiates the beam-bunch charge distribution induced on each of the four probe lobes. These induced signals are fed to amplitude-to-phase processing electronics that provide output signals proportional to the arc tangent of the probe's opposite-lobe, signal-voltage ratios. An associated computer system then digitizes and linearizes these processed signals based on theoretical models and measured responses. This paper will review the processing electronics and capacitive probe responses by deriving simple theoretical models and comparing these models to actual measured responses.

Gilpatrick, J.D.; Power, J.F.; Meyer, R.E.; Rose, C.R.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Design and operation of a button-probe, beam-position measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Beam position measurement systems have been installed on the Advanced Free Electron Laser (AFEL) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The position measurement uses a capacitive- or button-style probe that differentiates the beam-bunch charge distribution induced on each of the four probe lobes. These induced signals are fed to amplitude-to-phase processing electronics that provide output signals proportional to the arc tangent of the probe`s opposite-lobe, signal-voltage ratios. An associated computer system then digitizes and linearizes these processed signals based on theoretical models and measured responses. This paper will review the processing electronics and capacitive probe responses by deriving simple theoretical models and comparing these models to actual measured responses.

Gilpatrick, J.D.; Power, J.F.; Meyer, R.E.; Rose, C.R.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Development of position sensitive proportional counters for hot particle detection in laundry and portal monitors  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes research which demonstrates the use of position sensitive proportional counters in contamination monitoring systems. Both laundry monitoring and portal monitoring systems were developed. The laundry monitor was deployed at a nuclear power plant where it was used to monitor clothing during an outage. Position sensitive proportional counter based contamination monitoring systems were shown to have significant advantages over systems using conventional proportional counters. These advantages include the ability to directly measure the area and quantity of contamination. This capability permits identification of hot particles. These systems are also capable of self calibration via internal check sources. Systems deployed with this technology should benefit from reduced complexity, cost and maintenance. The inherent reduction of background that occurs when the counter is electronically divided into numerous detectors permits operation in high background radiation fields and improves detection limits over conventional technology.

Shonka, J.J.; Schwahn, S.O.; Bennett, T.E.; Misko, D.J. (Shonka Research Associates, Inc., Marietta, GA (United States))

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Energy Positivity, Non-Renormalization, and Holomorphy in Lorentz-Violating Supersymmetric Theories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper shows that the positive-energy and non-renormalization theorems of traditional supersymmetry survive the addition of Lorentz violating interactions. The Lorentz-violating coupling constants in theories using the construction of Berger and Kostelecky must obey certain constraints in order to preserve the positive energy theorem. Seiberg's holomorphic arguments are used to prove that the superpotential remains non-renormalized (perturbatively) in the presence of Lorentz-violating interactions of the Berger-Kostelecky type. We briefly comment on Lorentz-violating theories of the type constructed by Nibbelink and Pospelov to note that holomorphy arguments offer elegant proofs of many non-renormalization results, some known by other arguments, some new.

Adam B. Clark

2013-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

429

Method of correlating a core sample with its original position in a borehole  

SciTech Connect

A method of correlating a core sample with its original position in a borehole. The borehole is logged to determine the bulk density of the formation surrounding the borehole. The core sample is scanned with a computerized axial tomographic scanner (CAT) to determine the attenuation coefficients at a plurality of points in a plurality of cross sections along the core sample. The bulk density log is then compared with the attenuation coefficients to determine the position to which the core sample correlates in the borehole. Alternatively, the borehole can be logged to determine the photoelectric absorption of the formation surrounding the borehole, and this log can be compared with data derived from scanning the core sample with a CAT at two different energy levels.

Vinegar, H. J.; Wellington, S. L.

1985-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

430

KUIPER BELT OBJECT OCCULTATIONS: EXPECTED RATES, FALSE POSITIVES, AND SURVEY DESIGN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel method of generating artificial scintillation noise is developed and used to evaluate occultation rates and false positive rates for surveys probing the Kuiper Belt with the method of serendipitous stellar occultations. A thorough examination of survey design shows that (1) diffraction-dominated occultations are critically (Nyquist) sampled at a rate of 2 Fsu{sup -1}, corresponding to 40 s{sup -1} for objects at 40 AU, (2) occultation detection rates are maximized when targets are observed at solar opposition, (3) Main Belt asteroids will produce occultations light curves identical to those of Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) if target stars are observed at solar elongations of: 116{sup 0} {approx}7-8{sigma} should be adopted to ensure that viable candidate events can be disentangled from false positives.

Bickerton, S. J. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Welch, D. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1 (Canada); Kavelaars, J. J. [Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7 (Canada)], E-mail: bick@astro.princeton.edu, E-mail: welch@physics.mcmaster.ca, E-mail: JJ.Kavelaars@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

431

Hybrid staging of a Lysholm positive displacement engine with two Westinghouse two stage impulse Curtis turbines  

SciTech Connect

The University of California at Berkeley has tested and modeled satisfactorly a hybrid staged Lysholm engine (positive displacement) with a two stage Curtis wheel turbine. The system operates in a stable manner over its operating range (0/1-3/1 water ratio, 120 psia input). Proposals are made for controlling interstage pressure with a partial admission turbine and volume expansion to control mass flow and pressure ratio for the Lysholm engine.

Parker, D.A.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01, Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassy Accreditation  

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

Enforcement Guidance Supplement EGS: 02-01 Appendix E- Operational Procedures for Enforcement Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 February 21, 2002 MEMORANDUM FOR: DOE PAAA COORDINATORS CONTRACTOR PAAA COORDINATORS FROM: R. KEITH CHRISTOPHER DIRECTOR OFFICE OF PRICE-ANDERSON ENFORCEMENT SUBJECT: Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998,

433

Scaling behavior and positivity violation of the gluon propagator in full QCD  

SciTech Connect

The Landau-gauge gluon propagator is studied using the coarse and fine dynamical MILC configurations. The effects of dynamical quarks are clearly visible and lead to a reduction of the nonperturbative infrared enhancement relative to the quenched case. Lattice spacing effects are studied and found to be small. The gluon spectral function is shown to clearly violate positivity in both quenched and full QCD.

Bowman, Patrick O. [Centre of Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University (Auckland), Private Bag 102904, NSMSC, Auckland (New Zealand); Heller, Urs M. [American Physical Society, One Research Road, Box 9000, Ridge, New York 11961-9000 (United States); Leinweber, Derek B.; Sternbeck, Andre; Smekal, Lorenz von; Williams, Anthony G. [Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM), Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005 (Australia); Parappilly, Maria B. [Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM), Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005 (Australia); School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001 (Australia); Zhang Jianbo [Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027 (China)

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Evaluation and Correction of the Non-linear Distortion of CEBAF Beam Position Monitors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beam position monitors at CEBAF have four antenna style pickups that are used to measure the location of the beam. There is a strong nonlinear response when the beam is far from the electrical center of the device. In order to conduct beam experiments at large orbit excitation we need to correct for this nonlinearity. The correction algorithm is presented and compared to measurements from our stretched wire BPM test stand.

M. Spata, T.L. Allison, K.E. Cole, J. Musson, J. Yan

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Emergent meaning in affective space: Congruent conceptual relations and spatial relations produce positive evaluations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Emergent Meaning in Affective Space: Conceptual and Spatial Congruence Produces Positive Evaluations Simone Schnall (schnall@virginia.edu) University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, 102 Gilmer Hall Charlottesville, VA 22904 USA... Gerald L. Clore (gclore@virginia.edu) University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, 102 Gilmer Hall Charlottesville, VA 22904 USA Abstract Based on the theory of conceptual metaphor we investigated the evaluative consequences of a match...

Schnall, Simone; Clore, Gerald L.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

The Positive Impact on Gomchen Tradition on Achieving and Maintaining Gross National Happiness  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to attain this goal of Gross National Happiness. The gomchen or lay priest community is a unique source for * Director, National Museum of Bhutan, Paro Journal of Bhutan Studies 76 this type... of the community and results in fewer negative circumstances to disturb the communal mind. Because the gomchens are foremost dharma teachers with several lay practitioner in communities that are positively effected by their spiritual teachings and services...

Tashi, Khenpo Phuntsok

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Solar Eclipse Monitoring for Solar Energy Applications Using the Solar and Moon Position Algorithms  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report includes a procedure for implementing an algorithm (described by Jean Meeus) to calculate the moon's zenith angle with uncertainty of +/-0.001 degrees and azimuth angle with uncertainty of +/-0.003 degrees. The step-by-step format presented here simplifies the complicated steps Meeus describes to calculate the Moon's position, and focuses on the Moon instead of the planets and stars. It also introduces some changes to accommodate for solar radiation applications.

Reda, I.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Position and energy-resolved particle detection using phonon-mediated microwave kinetic inductance detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate position and energy-resolved phonon-mediated detection of particle interactions in a silicon substrate instrumented with an array of microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs). The relative magnitude and delay of the signal received in each sensor allow the location of the interaction to be determined with < or approx. 1mm resolution at 30 keV. Using this position information, variations in the detector response with position can be removed, and an energy resolution of {sigma}{sub E} = 0.55 keV at 30 keV was measured. Since MKIDs can be fabricated from a single deposited film and are naturally multiplexed in the frequency domain, this technology can be extended to provide highly pixelized athermal phonon sensors for {approx}1 kg scale detector elements. Such high-resolution, massive particle detectors would be applicable to rare-event searches such as the direct detection of dark matter, neutrinoless double-beta decay, or coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering.

Moore, D. C.; Golwala, S. R.; Cornell, B. [Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Bumble, B.; Day, P. K.; LeDuc, H. G. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States); Zmuidzinas, J. [Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States)

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

439

Position and force control of a vehicle with two or more steerable drive wheels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

When a vehicle with two or more steerable drive wheels is traveling in a circle, the motion of the wheels is constrained. The wheel translational velocity divided by the radius to the center of rotation must be the same for all wheels. When the drive wheels are controlled independently using position control, the motion of the wheels may violate the constraints and the wheels may slip. Consequently, substantial errors can occur in the orientation of the vehicle. A vehicle with N drive wheels has (N - 1) constraints and one degree of freedom. We have developed a new approach to the control of a vehicle with N steerable drive wheels. The novel aspect of our approach is the use of force control. To control the vehicle, we have one degree of freedom for the position on the circle and (N - 1) forces that can be used to reduce errors. Recently, Kankaanranta and Koivo developed a control architecture that allows the force and position degrees of freedom to be decoupled. In the work of Kankaanranta and Koivo the force is an exogenous input. We have made the force endogenous by defining the force in terms of the errors in satisfying the rigid body kinematic constraints. We have applied the control architecture to the HERMIES-III robot and have measured a dramatic reduction in error (more than a factor of 20) compared to motions without force control.

Reister, D.B.; Unseren, M.A.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Development of Electronics for the ATF2 Interaction Point Region Beam Position Monitor  

SciTech Connect

Nanometer resolution beam position monitors have been developed to measure and control beam position stability at the interaction point region of ATF2. The position of the beam has to be measured to within a few nanometers at the interaction point. In order to achieve this performance, electronics for the low-Q IP-BPM was developed. Every component of the electronics have been simulated and checked on the bench and using the ATF2 beam. We will explain each component and define their working range. Then, we will show the performance of the electronics measured with beam signal. ATF2 is a final focus test beam line for ILC in the framework of the ATF international collaboration. The new beam line was constructed to extend the extraction line at ATF, KEK, Japan. The first goal of ATF2 is the acheiving of a 37 nm vertical beam size at focal point (IP). The second goal is to stabilize the beam at the focal point at a few nanometer level for a long period in order to ensure the high luminosity. To achieve these goals a high resolution IP-BPM is essential. In addition for feedback applications a low-Q system is desirable.

Kim, Youngim; /Kyungpook Natl. U.; Heo, Ae-young; /Kyungpook Natl. U.; Kim, Eun-San; /Kyungpook Natl. U.; Boogert, Stewart; /Royal Holloway, U. of London; Honda, Yosuke; /KEK, Tsukuba; Tauchi, Toshiaki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Terunuma, Nobuhiro; /KEK, Tsukuba; May, Justin; /SLAC; McCormick, Douglas; /SLAC; Smith, Tonee; /SLAC

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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441

The Sound Emission Board of the KM3NeT Acoustic Positioning System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the sound emission board proposed for installation in the acoustic positioning system of the future KM3NeT underwater neutrino telescope. The KM3NeT European consortium aims to build a multi-cubic kilometre underwater neutrino telescope in the deep Mediterranean Sea. In this kind of telescope the mechanical structures holding the optical sensors, which detect the Cherenkov radiation produced by muons emanating from neutrino interactions, are not completely rigid and can move up to dozens of meters in undersea currents. Knowledge of the position of the optical sensors to an accuracy of about 10 cm is needed for adequate muon track reconstruction. A positioning system based on the acoustic triangulation of sound transit time differences between fixed seabed emitters and receiving hydrophones attached to the kilometre-scale vertical flexible structures carrying the optical sensors is being developed. In this paper, we describe the sound emission board developed in the framework of KM3NeT project, whi...

Llorens, C D; Sogorb, T; Bou--Cabo, M; Martínez-Mora, J A; Larosa, G; Adrián-Martínez, S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Beam Position and Phase Monitors Characterized and Installed in the LANSCE CCL  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center - Risk Mitigation Project is in the process of replacing older Coupled-Cavity-Linac (CCL) Beam-Position Monitors (BPMs) with newer Beam Position and Phase Monitors (BPPMs) and their associated electronics and cable plants. In many locations, these older BPMs include a separate Delta-T loop for measuring the beam's central phase and energy. Thirty-one BPPMs have been installed and many have monitored the charged particle beam. The installation of these newer BPPMs is the first step to installing complete BPPM measurement systems. Prior to the installation, a characterization of each BPPM took place. The characterization procedure includes a mechanical inspection, a vacuum testing, and associated electrical tests. The BPPM electrical tests for all four electrodes include contact resistance measurements, Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) measurements, relative 201.25-MHz phase measurements, and finally a set of position-sensitive mapping measurements were performed which included associated fitting routines. This paper will show these data for a typical characterized BPPM.

Gilpatrick, John D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kutac, Vincent G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Derwin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; McCrady, Rodney C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; O'Hara, James F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Olivas, Felix R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shurter, Robert B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Watkins, Heath A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

443

Nucleosome positioning and energetics: Recent advances in genomic and computational studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chromatin is a complex of DNA, RNA and proteins whose primary function is to package genomic DNA into the tight confines of a cell nucleus. A fundamental repeating unit of chromatin is the nucleosome, an octamer of histone proteins around which 147 base pairs of DNA are wound in almost two turns of a left-handed superhelix. Chromatin is a dynamic structure which exerts profound influence on regulation of gene expression and other cellular functions. These chromatin-directed processes are facilitated by optimizing nucleosome positions throughout the genome and by remodeling nucleosomes in response to various external and internal signals such as environmental perturbations. Here we discuss large-scale maps of nucleosome positions made available through recent advances in parallel high-throughput sequencing and microarray technologies. We show that these maps reveal common features of nucleosome organization in eukaryotic genomes. We also survey computational models designed to predict nucleosome formation scores or energies, and demonstrate how these predictions can be used to position multiple nucleosome on the genome without steric overlap.

Denis Tolkunov; Alexandre V. Morozov

2009-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

444

Life beyond infection : home-based pastoral care to people with HIV-positive status within a context of poverty.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The basic premise of this study is that the congregation is the key to providing homebased pastoral care support to HIV-positive people in poor contexts.… (more)

Magezi, Vhumani

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Prototype Radiation Detector Positioning System For The Automated Nondestructive Assay Of Uf6 Cylinders  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors currently perform periodic inspections at uranium enrichment plants to verify UF6 cylinder enrichment declarations. Measurements are typically performed with handheld high-resolution sensors on a sampling of cylinders taken to be representative of the facility’s entire cylinder inventory. These measurements are time-consuming, expensive, and assay only a small fraction of the total cylinder volume. An automated nondestructive assay system capable of providing enrichment measurements over the full volume of the cylinder could improve upon current verification practices in terms of efficiency and assay accuracy. This paper describes an approach denoted the Integrated Cylinder Verification Station (ICVS) that supports 100% cylinder verification, provides volume-averaged cylinder enrichment assay, and reduces inspector manpower needs. To allow field measurements to be collected to validate data collection algorithms, a prototype radiation detector positioning system was constructed. The system was designed to accurately position an array of radiation detectors along the length of a cylinder to measure UF6 enrichment. A number of alternative radiation shields for the detectors were included with the system. A collimated gamma-ray spectrometer module that allows translation of the detectors in the surrounding shielding to adjust the field of view, and a collimating plug in the end to further reduce the low-energy field of view, were also developed. Proof-of-principle measurements of neutron and high-energy gamma-ray signatures, using moderated neutron detectors and large-volume spectrometers in a fixed-geometry, portal-like configuration, supported an early assessment of the viability of the concept. The system has been used successfully on two testing campaigns at an AREVA fuel fabrication plant to scan over 30 product cylinders. This paper will describe the overall design of the detector positioning system and provide an overview of the Integrated Cylinder Verification Station (ICVS) approach.

Hatchell, Brian K.; Valdez, Patrick LJ; Orton, Christopher R.; Mace, Emily K.

2011-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

446

Corrosion resistant positive electrode for high-temperature, secondary electrochemical cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The corrosion rate of low carbon steel within a positive electrode of a high-temperature, secondary electrochemical cell that includes FeS as active material is substantially reduced by incorporating therein finely divided iron powder in stoichiometric excess to the amount required to form FeS in the fully charged electrode. The cell typically includes an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal as negative electrode active material and a molten metal halide salt as electrolyte. The excess iron permits use of inexpensive carbon steel alloys that are substantially free of the costly corrosion resistant elements chromium, nickel and molybdenum while avoiding shorten cell life resulting from high corrosion rates.

Otto, N.C.; Warner, B.T.; Smaga, J.A.; Battles, J.E.

1982-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

447

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01 Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation  

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

February 21, 2002 February 21, 2002 MEMORANDUM FOR: DOE PAAA COORDINATORS CONTRACTOR PAAA COORDINATORS FROM: R. KEITH CHRISTOPHER DIRECTOR OFFICE OF PRICE-ANDERSON ENFORCEMENT SUBJECT: Enforcement Guidance Supplement 02-01: Enforcement Position Relative to 10 CFR 835 Bioassay Accreditation Section 1.3 of the Operational Procedures for Enforcement, published in June 1998, provides the opportunity for the Office of Price-Anderson Enforcement (OE) to periodically issue clarifying guidance regarding the processes used in its enforcement activities. OE typically issues such guidance in the form of Enforcement Guidance

448

The Linet-Tian solution with a positive cosmological constant in four and higher dimensions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The static, apparently cylindrically symmetric vacuum solution of Linet and Tian for the case of a positive cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ is shown to have toroidal symmetry and, besides $\\Lambda$, to include three arbitrary parameters. It possesses two curvature singularities, of which one can be removed by matching it across a toroidal surface to a corresponding region of the dust-filled Einstein static universe. In four dimensions, this clarifies the geometrical properties, the coordinate ranges and the meaning of the parameters in this solution. Some other properties and limiting cases of this space-time are described. Its generalisation to any higher number of dimensions is also explicitly given.

J. B. Griffiths; J. Podolsky

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

449

Self-organization of dissipationless solitons in positive- and negative-refractive-index materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A generalized Ginzburg-Landau equation describing dissipative solitons dynamics in negative-refractive-index materials is derived from Maxwell equations. This equation having only real terms with opposite sign differs from the usual Ginzburg-Landau equation for positive-refractive-index media. A cross-compensation between the saturating nonlinearity excess, losses, and gain makes obtained self-organized solitons dissipationless and exceptionally robust. In the presence of such solitons medium becomes effectively dissipationless. The compensation of losses is of particular interest for media with resonant character of interactions like negative-refractive-index materials.

Skarka, V. [Laboratory POMA, CNRS FRE 2988, University Angers, 2, Boulevard Lavoisier, F-49045 Angers (France); Aleksic, N. B. [Institute of Physics, Pregrevica 118, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Berezhiani, V. I. [Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, 6 Tamarashvili, Tbilisi 0177 (Georgia)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

450

Utility Position Report on Significant Design Considerations for the Westinghouse AP1000 LLW Management Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nuclear power industry has made significant improvements in the performance of radioactive waste operations in the past decade. In order to ensure that utilities are able to take advantage of these cost and performance advances in new plants, EPRI has been leading a team of utility experts in the review of advanced nuclear plant (ANP) radwaste designs. The purpose of this Utility Position Report is to clarify the key recommendations developed by industry experts on the AP1000 design for low-level rad...

2004-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

451

Electron excitation collision strengths for positive atomic ions: a collection of theoretical data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains data on theoretical and experimental cross sections for electron impact excitation of positive atomic ions. It is an updated and corrected version of a preliminary manuscript which was used during an Atomic Data Workshop on Electron Excitation of Ions held at Los Alamos in November 1978. The current status of quantitative knowledge of collisional excitation collision strengths is shown for highly stripped ions where configuration mixing, relativistic and resonance effects may be important. The results show a reasonably satisfactory state for first-row isoelectronic ions and indicate that a considerable amount of work remains to be done for second-row and heavier ions.

Merts, A.L.; Mann, J.B.; Robb, W.D.; Magee, N.H. Jr.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

An intentionally positioned (In,Ga)As quantum dot in a micron sized light emitting diode  

SciTech Connect

We have integrated individual (In,Ga)As quantum dots (QDs) using site-controlled molecular beam epitaxial growth into the intrinsic region of a p-i-n junction diode. This is achieved using an in situ combination of focused ion beam prepatterning, annealing, and overgrowth, resulting in arrays of individually electrically addressable (In,Ga)As QDs with full control on the lateral position. Using microelectroluminescence spectroscopy we demonstrate that these QDs have the same optical quality as optically pumped Stranski-Krastanov QDs with random nucleation located in proximity to a doped interface. The results suggest that this technique is scalable and highly interesting for different applications in quantum devices.

Mehta, M.; Michaelis de Vasconcellos, S.; Zrenner, A.; Meier, C. [Department of Physics and Center for Optoelectronics and Photonics Paderborn (CeOPP), University of Paderborn, Warburger Street 100, 33098 Paderborn (Germany); Reuter, D.; Wieck, A. D. [Applied Solid State Physics, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Universitaetsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany)

2010-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

453

Corrosion resistant positive electrode for high-temperature, secondary electrochemical cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The corrosion rate of low carbon steel within a positive electrode of a high-temperature, secondary electrochemical cell that includes FeS as active material is substantially reduced by incorporating therein finely divided iron powder in stoichiometric excess to the amount required to form FeS in the fully charged electrode. The cell typically includes an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal as negative electrode active material and a molten metal halide salt as electrolyte. The excess iron permits use of inexpensive carbon steel alloys that are substantially free of the costly corrosion resistant elements chromium, nickel and molybdenum while avoiding shorten cell life resulting from high corrosion rates.

Otto, Neil C. (Chicago, IL); Warner, Barry T. (South Holland, IL); Smaga, John A. (Lemont, IL); Battles, James E. (Oak Forest, IL)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Poster — Thur Eve — 26: Interfraction reproducibility of heart position during breast irradiation using Active Breathing Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The moderate deep?inspiration breath hold (mDIBH) technique using the Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) from Elekta is used in our clinic to lower the heartdose during left breast irradiations. The purpose of this work was to investigate the interfraction reproducibility of the heart to chest distance during these treatments and to evaluate the dosimetric effect of any changes in the heart position. Daily CBCTimages were available for 5 patients who had been treated with ABC tangents and a cavity boost. On these images

D Comsa; B Zhang; D Mosely; I Yeung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Health impact assessment research and practice: A place for paradigm positioning?  

SciTech Connect

In this article, we provide a critical review of the place of paradigm in health impact assessment (HIA) research and practice. We contend that most HIA practitioners have given insufficient attention to paradigm positioning when developing and applying HIA methodologies and that some concerns about current HIA practice can be attributed to this. We review HIA literature to assess the extent and nature of attention given to paradigm positioning and these related concerns. We then respond to our critique by exploring the implications, opportunities and challenges of adopting a critical realist paradigm, which we believe has the potential to help HIA practitioners to develop HIA methodology in a way that addresses these issues. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We provide a critical review of the place of paradigm in HIA. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We demonstrate that HIA practitioners give insufficient attention to paradigm. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The implications, opportunities and challenges of adopting a critical realist paradigm are explored. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This is the first paper, to our knowledge, that discusses a critical realist approach to HIA.

Haigh, Fiona, E-mail: f.haigh@unsw.edu.au [Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), Part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia); Harris, Patrick, E-mail: patrick.harris@unsw.edu.au [Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), Part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia); Haigh, Neil, E-mail: neil.haigh@aut.ac.nz [Research and Scholarship Development, Centre for Learning and Teaching, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142 (New Zealand)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Catechol oxidation by peroxidase-positive astrocytes in primary culture: an electron spin resonance study  

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In rodents, chronic estrogenization has been shown to induce degeneration of dendrites and myelin figures in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus adjacent to peroxidase-positive astrocyte processes. Because in this brain region estradiol is metabolized to 2-hydroxyestradiol (catecholestrogen), we hypothesized that the latter may be oxidized by the astrocytic peroxidase activity to cytotoxic ortho-semiquinones as occurs in peripheral tissues. Cysteamine induces nonenzymatic peroxidase activity in cultured astroglia identical to that observed in viva. Using electron spin resonance, we demonstrate robust peroxidase-catalyzed oxidation of 2-hydroxyestradiol and dopamine by cysteaminepretreated astrocyte cultures relative to untreated controls. These results implicate the peroxidase-positive astrocytes in the pathogenesis of estradiol-related hypothalamic damage, parkinsonism, and other free-radical-related neurologic disorders. A distinct subpopulation of granule-laden astrocytes exhibiting an affinity for chrome alum hematoxylin and aldehyde fuchsin (Gomori stains) has been described in the periventricular brain of many vertebrates, including humans. Their cytoplasmic inclusions are rich in sulfhydryl groups, emit an orange-red autofluorescence, and stain intensely with diaminobenzidine (DAB), a marker ofendogenous peroxidase activity (Diepen et al., 1954; Creswell et al., 1964; Srebro, 197 1; Goldgefter, 1976; Schipper et al., 1988). Histochemical studies have implicated porphyrins and metalloporphyrins (heme) as the source of the autofluorescence and nonenzymatic peroxidase activity in these cells, respectively

Yashige Kotake; Edward G. Janzen

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

WEDGE-AND-STRIP ANODES FOR CENTROID-FINDING POSITION-SENSITIVE PHOTOM AND PARTICLE DETECTORS  

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We discuss new anode geometries, employing position-dependent charge partitioning, which can be used with microchannel plates, planar proportional counters, and mesh dynode electron multipliers to obtain a two-dimensional position signal from each detected photon or particle. Only three or four anode electrodes and signal paths are required, yet images comprised of a number of detected events have little geometric distortion and the resolution is not limited by thermal noise inherent in resistive sheet anodes. We present an analysis of the geometrical image nonlinearity in the relationship between event centroid location and the charge partition ratios. Fabrication and testing of two wedge-and-strip anode systems are discussed. Images obtained with EUV radiation and microchannel plates that verify the predicted performance of this readout system are shown. We emphasize that the spatial resolution of the wedge-and-strip anode is in no way limited by the coarseness of the anode conductor pattern. The resolution is of the order of 0.4% of the image field size, and could be further improved by adopting low noise signal circuitry. Tradeoffs encountered in the design of practical x-ray, EUV, and charge particle image systems are discussed.

Martin, C.; Jelinsky, P.; Lampto, M.; Malina, R.F.; Anger, H.O.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Position-sensitive proportional counter with low-resistance metal-wire anode  

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A position-sensitive proportional counter circuit is provided which allows the use of a conventional (low-resistance, metal-wire anode) proportional counter for spatial resolution of an ionizing event along the anode of the counter. A pair of specially designed active-capacitance preamplifiers are used to terminate the anode ends wherein the anode is treated as an RC line. The preamplifiers act as stabilized active capacitance loads and each is composed of a series-feedback, low-noise amplifier, a unity-gain, shunt-feedback amplifier whose output is connected through a feedback capacitor to the series-feedback amplifier input. The stabilized capacitance loading of the anode allows distributed RC-line position encoding and subsequent time difference decoding by sensing the difference in rise times of pulses at the anode ends where the difference is primarily in response to the distributed capacitance along the anode. This allows the use of lower resistance wire anodes for spatial radiation detection which simplifies the counter construction and handling of the anodes, and stabilizes the anode resistivity at high count rates (>10.sup.6 counts/sec).

Kopp, Manfred K. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Homogenization for Periodic Heterogeneous Materials with Arbitrary Position-Dependent Material Properties  

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We present a rigorous homogenization approach for efficient computation of a class of physical problems in a one-dimensional periodic heterogeneous material. This material is represented by a spatially periodic array of unit cells with a length of e. More specifically, the method is applied to the diffusion, heat conduction, and wave propagation problems. Heterogeneous materials can have arbitrary position-dependent continuous or discontinuous materials properties (for example heat conductivity) within the unit cell. The final effective model includes both effective properties at the leading order and high-order contributions due to the microscopic heterogeneity. A dimensionless heterogeneity parameter ß is defined to represent high-order contributions, shown to be in the range of [-1/12, 0], and has a universal expression for all three problems. Both effective properties and heterogeneity parameter ß are independent of e, the microscopic scale of heterogeneity. The homogenized solution describing macroscopic variations can be obtained from the effective model. Solution with sub-unit-cell accuracy can be constructed based on the homogenized solution and its spatial derivatives. The paper represents a general approach to obtain the effective model for arbitrary periodic heterogeneous materials with position-dependent properties.

Xu Zhi-Jie

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Positivity-preserving high order well-balanced discontinuous Galerkin methods for the shallow water equations  

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Shallow water equations with a non-flat bottom topography have been widely used to model flows in rivers and coastal areas. An important difficulty arising in these simulations is the appearance of dry areas where no water is present, as standard numerical methods may fail in the presence of these areas. These equations also have still water steady state solutions in which the flux gradients are nonzero but exactly balanced by the source term. In this paper we propose a high order discontinuous Galerkin method which can maintain the still water steady state exactly, and at the same time can preserve the non-negativity of the water height without loss of mass conservation. A simple positivity-preserving limiter, valid under suitable CFL condition, will be introduced in one dimension and then extended to two dimensions with rectangular meshes. Numerical tests are performed to verify the positivity-preserving property, well-balanced property, high order accuracy, and good resolution for smooth and discontinuous solutions.

Xing, Yulong [ORNL; Zhang, Xiangxiong [Brown University; Shu, Chi-wang [Brown University

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE CATALOG OF POSITIONS OF OPTICALLY BRIGHT EXTRAGALACTIC RADIO SOURCES OBRS-1  

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It is expected that the European Space Agency mission Gaia will make it possible to determine coordinates in the optical domain of more than 500,000 quasars. In 2006, a radio astrometry project was launched with the overall goal of making comparisons between coordinate systems derived from future space-born astrometry instruments and the coordinate system constructed from analysis of global very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) more robust. Investigation of the rotation, zonal errors, and non-alignment of the radio and optical positions caused by both radio and optical structures is needed to validate both techniques. In order to support these studies, the densification of the list of compact extragalactic objects that are bright in both radio and optical ranges is desirable. A set of 105 objects from the list of 398 compact extragalactic radio sources with decl. >-10{sup 0} was observed with the Very Long Baseline Array and European VLBI Network (EVN) with the primary goal of producing images with milliarcsecond resolution. These sources are brighter than 18 mag in the V band, and they were previously detected by the EVN. In this paper, coordinates of observed sources have been derived with milliarcsecond accuracies from analysis of these VLBI observations using an absolute astrometry method. The catalog of positions for 105 target sources is presented. The accuracies of source coordinates are in the range of 0.3-7 mas, with a median of 1.1 mas.

Petrov, L., E-mail: Leonid.Petrov@lpetrov.net [ADNET Systems Inc./NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum discord plays no distinguished role in characterization of complete positivity: Robustness of the traditional scheme  

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The traditional scheme for realizing open-system quantum dynamics takes the initial state of the system-bath composite as a simple product. Currently, however, the issue of system-bath initial correlations possibly affecting the reduced dynamics of the system has been attracting considerable interest. The influential work of Shabani and Lidar [PRL {\\bf 102}, 100402 (2009)] famously related this issue to quantum discord, a concept which has in recent years occupied the centre-stage of quantum information theory and has led to several fundamental results. They suggested that reduced dynamics is completely positive if and only if the initial system-bath correlations have vanishing quantum discord. Here we show that there is, within the Shabani-Lidar framework, no scope for any distinguished role for quantum discord in respect of complete positivity of reduced dynamics. Since most applications of quantum theory to real systems rests on the traditional scheme, its robustness demonstrated here could be of far-reaching significance.

Krishna Kumar Sabapathy; J. Solomon Ivan; Sibasish Ghosh; R. Simon

2013-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automated Magnet Positioning System For Use in the Next Linear Collider  

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The Next Linear Collider (NLC) is conceived as the world�¢����s most powerful electron-positron particle accelerator. Throughout the NLC, the beam itself will be used to measure errors in the positions of the lattice elements. This beam-based alignment strategy is an essential element of the NLC�¢����s design and precision adjustment systems have been identified as a critical enabling technology. Square One proposes a new type of precision manipulator that could be adapted for applications throughout the accelerator. As envisioned, this �¢����Tri-Sphere�¢��� Adjustment System will possess up to six, non-redundant degrees of freedom, be capable of sub-micron resolutions and have ultimate load capacities in excess of 10,000 kg. The system will accommodate thermal expansions and contractions of the objects being supported and can be either motorized or manually actuated. Phase I development tasks will include detailed manipulator design, solution of the associated kinematic equations of motion and evaluation of actuators, gear reducers and transmission systems. The Phase I effort will culminate in the fabrication and full evaluation of a system prototype. A successfully developed Tri-Sphere manipulator could also be used to actively position critical fusion optics, adjust communication dishes or perform parts handling tasks in harsh manufacturing environments.

Viola, Robert J.

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

464

Two self-referencing methods for the measurement of beam spot position  

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Purpose: Two quantitative methods of measuring electron beam spot position with respect to the collimator axis of rotation (CAOR) are described. Methods: Method 1 uses a cylindrical ion chamber (IC) mounted on a jig corotational with the collimator making the relationship among the chamber, jaws, and CAOR fixed and independent of collimator angle. A jaw parallel to the IC axis is set to zero and the IC position adjusted so that the IC signal is approximately 50% of the open field value, providing a large dose gradient in the region of the IC. The cGy/MU value is measured as a function of collimator rotation, e.g., every 30 Degree-Sign . If the beam spot does not lie on the CAOR, the signal from the ion chamber will vary with collimator rotation. Based on a measured spatial sensitivity, the distance of the beam spot from the CAOR can be calculated from the IC signal variation with rotation. The 2nd method is image based. Two stainless steel rods, 3 mm in diameter, are mounted to a jig attached to the Linac collimator. The rods, offset from the CAOR, lay in different planes normal to the CAOR, one at 158 cm SSD and the other at 70 cm SSD. As the collimator rotates the rods move tangent along an envelope circle, the centers of which are on the CAOR in their respective planes. Three images, each at a different collimator rotation, containing the shadows of both rods, are acquired on the Linac EPID. At each angle the shadow of the rods on the EPID defines lines tangent to the projection of the envelope circles. From these the authors determine the projected centers of the two circles at different heights. From the distance of these two points using the two heights and the source to EPID distance, the authors calculate the distance of the beam spot from the CAOR. Measurements with all two techniques were performed on an Elekta Linac. Measurements were performed with the beam spot in nominal clinical position and in a deliberately offset position. Measurements were also performed using the Flexmap image registration/ball-bearing test. Results: Within their uncertainties, both methods report the same beam spot displacement. In clinical use, a total of 203 monthly beam spot measurements on 14 different beams showed an average displacement of 0.11 mm ({sigma}= 0.07 mm) in-plane and 0.10 mm ({sigma}= 0.07 mm) cross-plane with maximum displacement of 0.37 mm in-plane and 0.34 mm cross-plane. Conclusions: The methods described provide a quantitative measure of beam spot position, are easy to use, and provide another tool for Linac setup and quality assurance. Fundamental to the techniques is that they are self-referencing-i.e., they do not require the user to independently define the CAOR.

Nyiri, Balazs J.; Smale, Jason R.; Gerig, Lee H. [Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa K1H 8L6 (Canada) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa K1H 8M5 (Canada); Elekta Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1Z3 (Canada); Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa K1H 8L6 (Canada); Department of Physics, Carleton University, Ottawa K1S 5B6 (Canada) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa K1H 8M5 (Canada)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Control system to reduce the effects of friction in drive trains of continuous-path-positioning systems. [Patent application  

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An improved continuous-path-positioning servo-control system is provided for reducing the effects of friction arising at very low cutting speeds in the drive trains of numerically controlled cutting machines, and the like. The improvement comprises a feed forward network for altering the gain of the servo-control loop at low positioning velocities to prevent stick-slip movement of the cutting tool holder being positioned by the control system. The feed forward network shunts conventional lag-compensators in the control loop, or loops, so that the error signal used for positioning varies linearly when the value is small, but being limited for larger values. Thus, at higher positioning speeds there is little effect of the added component upon the control being achieved.

Green, W.L.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Posters Toward an Operational Water Vapor Remote Sensing System Using the Global Positioning System  

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3 3 Posters Toward an Operational Water Vapor Remote Sensing System Using the Global Positioning System S. I. Gutman, (a) R. B. Chadwick, (b) and D. W. Wolf (c) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado A. Simon Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science Boulder, Colorado T. Van Hove and C. Rocken University Navstar Consortium Boulder, Colorado Background Water vapor is one of the most important constituents of the free atmosphere since it is the principal mechanism by which moisture and latent heat are transported and cause "weather." The measurement of atmospheric water vapor is essential for weather and climate research as well as for operational weather forecasting. An important goal in modern weather prediction is to improve the accuracy of short-term

467

Solar receiver heliostat reflector having a linear drive and position information system  

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A heliostat for a solar receiver system comprises an improved drive and control system for the heliostat reflector assembly. The heliostat reflector assembly is controllably driven in a predetermined way by a light-weight drive system so as to be angularly adjustable in both elevation and azimuth to track the sun and efficiently continuously reflect the sun's rays to a focal zone, i.e., heat receiver, which forms part of a solar energy utilization system, such as a solar energy fueled electrical power generation system. The improved drive system includes linear stepping motors which comprise low weight, low cost, electronic pulse driven components. One embodiment comprises linear stepping motors controlled by a programmed, electronic microprocessor. Another embodiment comprises a tape driven system controlled by a position control magnetic tape.

Horton, Richard H. (Schenectady, NY)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Analysis of vibration and pressure pulsation in positive displacement drilling motors  

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Three, Moineau principle, positive displacement (drilling) motors were tested on a dynamometer using water, air/mist, and foam. In conjunction with a traditional motor performance test, data were collected at 5000 samples per second using an adapted seismic data acquisition system. Shaft speed, torque, pressure, and three-axis vibration data were processed using Seismic Analysis Code (SAC) to obtain energy density spectrums (EDSs). Cascade plots were generated by plotting the EDSs against shaft speed. The cascade plots revealed that pressure pulses and motor vibrations are closely related to the eccentric rotation of the rotor in the power section. Excessive no-load vibrations were not observed in the small motors and test apparatus used; increasing torque usually decreases the amplitude of vibrations observed. Motor vibration amplitudes were as a rule not increased when compressible fluids were substituted for water.

Hamlin, D.B.; Dreesen, D.S.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

469

Heat exchangers comprising at least one porous member positioned within a casing  

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A heat exchanger and associated methods for sublimating solid particles therein, for conveying fluids therethrough, or both. The heat exchanger includes a chamber, and a porous member having a porous wall having pores in communication with the chamber and an interior of the porous member. A first fluid is conveyed into the porous member while a second fluid is conveyed into the porous member through the porous wall. The second fluid may form a positive flow boundary layer along the porous wall to reduce or eliminate substantial contact between the first fluid and the interior of the porous wall. The combined first and second fluids are conveyed out of the porous member. Additionally, the first fluid and the second fluid may each be conveyed into the porous member at different temperatures and may exit the porous member at substantially the same temperature.

Turner, Terry D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilding, Bruce M (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

470

Advanced Photon Source RF Beam Position Monitor System Upgrade Design and Commissioning  

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This paper describes the Advanced Photon Source (APS) storage ring mono-pulse rf beam position monitor (BPM) system upgrade. The present rf BPM system requires a large dead time of 400 ns between the measured bunch and upstream bunch. The bunch pattern is also constrained by the required target cluster of six bunches of 7 mA minimum necessary to operate the receiver near the top end of the dynamic range. The upgrade design objectives involve resolving bunches spaced as closely as 100 ns. These design objectives require us to reduce receiver front-end losses and reflections. An improved trigger scheme that minimizes systematic errors is also required. The upgrade is in the final phases of installation and commissioning at this time. The latest experimental and commissioning data and results will be presented.

Lill, R; Singh, O

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Optimal Multi-Modes Switching with the Switching Cost not necessarily Positive  

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In this paper, we study the $m$-states optimal switching problem in finite horizon, when the switching cost functions are arbitrary and can be positive or negative. This has an economic incentive in terms of central evaluation in cases where such organizations or state grants or financial assistance to power plants that promotes green energy in their production activity or what uses less polluting modes in their production. We show existence for optimal strategy via a verification theorem then we show existence and uniqueness of the value processes by using an approximation scheme. In the markovian framework we show that the value processes can be characterized in terms of deterministic continuous functions of the state of the process. Those latter functions are the unique viscosity solutions for a system of $m$ variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles.

Asri, Brahim El

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE POSITION OF AN ION BEAM IN A CALUTRON  

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ABS>This patent relates to improvements in electric discharge devices of the calutron type for separation of the isotopes of an element from the freely occurring composition. The improvement constitutes means for the continuous control of the path of an ion beam to obtain maximum reception in a receiver compartment. Withdrawal of the ions from the source is accomplished by an accelerator electrode placed at a positive potential with respect to the receiver. The ions are projected through a magnetic field perpendicular to the direction of motion towards a receiver. In order to obtain a signal representative of the magnitude of ions received from a particular ion-beam in its compartment, an electrode is disposed in the compartment. The signal from the compartment electrode controls the voltage of the acccleratimg electrodc through appropriate circuitry to maintain the path of the particular ion beam optimum for maximum ion current in the compartment.

Lawrence, E.O.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Ultra-wideband radios for time-of-flight-ranging and network position estimation  

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This invention provides a novel high-accuracy indoor ranging device that uses ultra-wideband (UWB) RF pulsing with low-power and low-cost electronics. A unique of the present invention is that it exploits multiple measurements in time and space for very accurate ranging. The wideband radio signals utilized herein are particularly suited to ranging in harsh RF environments because they allow signal reconstruction in spite of multipath propagation distortion. Furthermore, the ranging and positioning techniques discussed herein directly address many of the known technical challenges encountered in UWB localization regarding synchronization and sampling. In the method developed, noisy, corrupted signals can be recovered by repeating range measurements across a channel, and the distance measurements are combined from many locations surrounding the target in a way that minimizes the range biases associated to indirect flight paths and through-wall propagation delays.

Hertzog, Claudia A. (Houston, TX); Dowla, Farid U. (Castro Valley, CA); Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA); Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA)

2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

474

Distillability and positivity of partial transposes in general quantum field systems  

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Criteria for distillability, and the property of having a positive partial transpose, are introduced for states of general bipartite quantum systems. The framework is sufficiently general to include systems with an infinite number of degrees of freedom, including quantum fields. We show that a large number of states in relativistic quantum field theory, including the vacuum state and thermal equilibrium states, are distillable over subsystems separated by arbitrary spacelike distances. These results apply to any quantum field model. It will also be shown that these results can be generalized to quantum fields in curved spacetime, leading to the conclusion that there is a large number of quantum field states which are distillable over subsystems separated by an event horizon.

Rainer Verch; Reinhard F. Werner

2004-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

475

Micronized-coal-water slurry sprays from a diesel engine positive displacement fuel injection system  

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Experiments have been conducted to characterize the sprays from a modified positive displacement fuel injection system for a diesel engine. Diesel fuel water and three concentrations of micronized-coal-water slurry were used in these experiments. The injection system includes an injection jerk pump driven by an electric motor, a specially designed diaphragm to separate the abrasive coal slurry fuel from the pump, and a single-hole fuel nozzle. The sprays were injected into a pressurized chamber equipped with windows. High speed movies and still photographs of the sprays were obtained. In addition, instaneous fuel line pressures and needle lifts were obtained. Data were acquired as a function of fluid, nozzle orifice diameter, rack setting and chamber conditions. The high speed movies were used to determine spray penetration and spray growth.

Caton, J.A.; Kihm, K.D.; Seshadri, A.K.; Zicterman, G. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

476

Identification and compensation of friction for a dual stage positioning system  

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Motion control systems are usually designed to track trajectories and/or regulate about a desired point. Most of the other objectives, like minimizing the tracking time or minimizing the energy expended, are secondary which quantify the above described objectives. The control problem in hard disk drives is tracking and seeking the desired tracks. Recent increase in the storage capacity demands higher accuracy of the read/write head. Dual stage actuators as compared to conventional single actuator increases the accuracy of the read/write head in hard disk drives. A scaled up version of the dual stage actuator is considered as the test bed for this thesis. Friction is present in all electromechanical systems. This thesis deals with modelling of the dual stage actuator test bed. A linear model predicts the behavior of the ?ne stage. Friction is signi?cant in the coarse stage. Considerable time has been spent to model the coarse stage as a friction based model. Initially, static friction models were considered to model the friction. Dynamic models, which describe friction better when crossing zero velocity were considered. By analyzing several experimental data it was concluded that the friction was dependent on position and velocity as compared to conventional friction models which are dependent on the direction of motion. Static and Coulomb friction were modelled as functions of velocity and position. This model was able to predict the behavior of the coarse stage satisfactorily for various initial conditions. A friction compensation scheme based on the modelled friction is used to linearize the system based on feedback linearization techniques.

Thimmalapura, Satish Voddina

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A FALSE POSITIVE FOR OCEAN GLINT ON EXOPLANETS: THE LATITUDE-ALBEDO EFFECT  

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Identifying liquid water on the surface of planets is a high priority, as this traditionally defines habitability. One proposed signature of oceans is specular reflection ('glint'), which increases the apparent albedo of a planet at crescent phases. We post-process a global climate model of an Earth-like planet to simulate reflected light curves. Significantly, we obtain glint-like phase variations even though we do not include specular reflection in our model. This false positive is the product of two generic properties: (1) for modest obliquities, a planet's poles receive less orbit-averaged stellar flux than its equator, so the poles are more likely to be covered in highly reflective snow and ice; and (2) we show that reflected light from a modest-obliquity planet at crescent phases probes higher latitudes than at gibbous phases, therefore a planet's apparent albedo will naturally increase at crescent phase. We suggest that this 'latitude-albedo effect' will operate even for large obliquities: in that case the equator receives less orbit-averaged flux than the poles, and the equator is preferentially sampled at crescent phase. Using rotational and orbital color variations to map the surfaces of directly imaged planets and estimate their obliquity will therefore be a necessary pre-condition for properly interpreting their reflected phase variations. The latitude-albedo effect is a particularly convincing glint false positive for zero-obliquity planets, and such worlds are not amenable to latitudinal mapping. This effect severely limits the utility of specular reflection for detecting oceans on exoplanets.

Cowan, Nicolas B. [Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2131 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Abbot, Dorian S. [Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Voigt, Aiko [Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Bundesstr. 53, D-20146, Hamburg (Germany)

2012-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Position and Orientation Tracking System three-dimensional graphical user interface. CRADA final report  

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Under the Department of Energy`s Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR) program, a major effort is under way to develop technology for remediating the waste in underground storage tanks that contain radioactive and hazardous waste. A large part of the program`s effort has gone towards development of remotely operable robotics equipment, including the Houdini Vehicle and the Position and Orientation Tracking System (POTS). Since planned operation of this equipment is to be completely remote, a significant effort is needed to ensure that operators have sufficient system information to operate the equipment efficiently and safely. ORNL developed POTS and RedZone Robotics, Inc. developed Houdini which can be operated together to provide both position and orientation descriptions of the Houdini vehicle, relative to a world reference frame, while operating inside an underground storage tank. The Houdini vehicle has been outfitted with an optical detection system that houses infrared detectors. The infrared detectors are part of the POTS tracking system. The sensors provide a set of timing pulses to the POTS control computer whenever a laser beam from one of the four POTS laser scanners strikes a detector. Using the pointing angle information from each POTS laser scanners, the POTS control computer is able to compute the pose of the Houdini vehicle at a rate of approximately 25 Hz. This information, along with the orientation of the Houdini`s Schilling Titan II robot arm, is used to present the pose information to the operator in a 3-D graphical user interface using software that has been developed by this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The graphical display presents the data to the operator in a format that is readily understood. The equipment operators are able to use the information in real-time to enhance the operator`s ability to safely and efficiently control the remotely-operated vehicle.

Barry, R.E.; Armstrong, G.A.; Burks, B.L.

1997-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Global Positioning System and Scanning Water Vapor Radiometers for Precipitable Water Vapor and Cloud Liquid Path Estimates  

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Integration of Global Positioning System and Scanning Integration of Global Positioning System and Scanning Water Vapor Radiometers for Precipitable Water Vapor and Cloud Liquid Path Estimates V. Mattioli and P. Basili Department of Electronic and Information Engineering University of Perugia Perugia, Italy E. R. Westwater Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Technology Laboratory Boulder, Colorado Introduction In recent years the Global Positioning System (GPS) has proved to be a reliable instrument for measuring precipitable water vapor (PWV) (Bevis et al. 1992), offering an independent source of information on water vapor when compared with microwave radiometers (MWRs), and/or radiosonde

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Existence domains of large amplitude dust-acoustic solitons in non-thermal plasmas with positive and negative dust  

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Using the traditional Sagdeev pseudopotential approach, the existence of large amplitude solitons is investigated for a plasma composed of cold negative dust, adiabatic positive dust, non-thermal ions and Boltzmann electrons. The lower and upper soliton Mach number limitations are determined as a function of various parameters and physical reasons are provided as to why these Mach number limits occur. Some regions in parameter space have been identified where only negative or positive solitons occur, whereas, other regions support the coexistence of both positive and negative potential solitons.

Maharaj, S. K. [South African National Space Agency Space Science, P O Box 32, Hermanus 7200 (South Africa); Bharuthram, R. [University of the Western Cape, Modderdam Road, Bellville 7530 (South Africa); Singh, S. V.; Lakhina, G. S. [Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai 410218 (India); Pillay, S. R. [University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000 (South Africa)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Large amplitude dust-acoustic double layers in non-thermal plasmas with positive and negative dust  

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The existence of large amplitude double layers in a plasma composed of cold negative dust, adiabatic positive dust, non-thermal ions and Boltzmann electrons is investigated using the Sagdeev pseudopotential technique. Both positive potential and negative potential double layers are found to be supported by the model. The variation of the maximum amplitudes of the double layers and corresponding Mach numbers are examined as a function of various plasma parameters. In particular, we investigate to what extent ion non-thermal effects are required for positive potential double layers to occur.

Maharaj, S. K. [South African National Space Agency Space Science, P O Box 32, Hermanus 7200 (South Africa); Bharuthram, R. [University of the Western Cape, Modderdam Road, Bellville 7530 (South Africa); Singh, S. V.; Lakhina, G. S. [Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai 410218 (India); Pillay, S. R. [University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000 (South Africa)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural fabric of the Palisades Monocline: a study of positive inversion, Grand Canyon, Arizona  

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A field study of positive inversion is conducted to describe associated structural fabrics and to infer kinematic development of the Palisades Monocline, Grand Canyon, Arizona. These features are then compared to sand, clay and solid rock models of positive inversion to test model results and improve understanding of inversion processes. The N40W 90 oriented Palisades fault underlying the monocline has experienced northeast-southwest Precambrian extension and subsequent northeastsouthwest Laramide contraction. The magnitude of inversion is estimated to be 25% based on vertical offset across the fault, although this does not account for flexure or horizontal shortening. The preferred N50W 90 joint and vein orientation and N50W 68 NE and SW conjugate normal faults are consistent with the Palisades fault and northeastsouthwest extension. The N45E 90 joint orientation and approximately N40W 28 NE and SW conjugate thrust faults are consistent with northeast-southwest contraction. The deformation is characterized by three domains across the fault zone: 1) the hanging wall, 2) the footwall, and 3) an interior, fault-bounded zone between the hanging wall and footwall. Extensional features are preserved and dominate the hanging wall, contractional features define footwall deformation, and the interior, fault-bounded zone is marked by the co-existence of extensional and contractional features. Extension caused a master normal fault and hanging wall roll-over with distributed joints, veinsand normal faults. During inversion, contraction induced reverse reactivation of existing hanging wall faults, footwall folding and footwall thrust-faulting. Precambrian normal slip along the master normal fault and subsequent Laramide reverse slip along the new footwall bounding fault created an uplifted domain of relatively oldest strata between the hanging wall and footwall. Physical models of co-axial inversion suggest consistent development of the three domains of deformation described at the Palisades fault, however the models often require magnitudes of inversion greater than 50%. Although vertical block motion during horizontal compression is not predicted directly by the Mohr-Coulomb criterion, physical models and analytical solutions (incorporating Mohr- Coulomb criterion) suggest maximum stress trajectories and near vertical failure above high angle basement faults that compare favorably with the Palisades fault zone.

Orofino, James Cory

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation oncology career decision variables for graduating trainees seeking positions in 2003-2004  

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Purpose: Radiation oncology trainees must consider an array of variables when deciding upon an academic or private practice career path. This prospective evaluation of the 2004 graduating radiation oncology trainees, evaluates such variables and provides additional descriptive data. Methods: A survey that included 15 questions (one subjective, eleven categorical, and 3 continuous variables) was mailed to the 144 graduating radiation oncology trainees in United States programs in January of 2004. Questions were designed to gather information regarding factors that may have influenced career path choices. The responses were anonymous, and no identifying information was sought. Survey data were collated and analyzed for differences in both categorical and continuous variables as they related to choice of academic or private practice career path. Results: Sixty seven (47%) of the surveys were returned. Forty-five percent of respondents indicated pursuit of an academic career. All respondents participated in research during training with 73% participating in research publication authorship. Post graduate year-3 was the median in which career path was chosen, and 20% thought that a fellowship position was 'perhaps' necessary to secure an academic position. Thirty percent of the respondents revealed that the timing of the American Board of Radiology examination influenced their career path decision. Eighteen variables were offered as possibly influencing career path choice within the survey, and the top five identified by those seeking an academic path were: (1) colleagues, (2) clinical research, (3) teaching, (4) geography, (5) and support staff. For those seeking private practice, the top choices were: (1) lifestyle, (2) practice environment, (3) patient care, (4) geography, (5) colleagues. Female gender (p = 0.064), oral meeting presentation (p = 0.053), and international meeting presentation (p 0.066) were the variables most significantly associated with pursuing an academic career path. The following variables were ranked significantly differently in hierarchy (p < 0.05) by those seeking an academic versus private practice path with respect to having influence on the career decision: lifestyle, income, case-mix, autonomy, ability to sub-specialize, basic research, clinical research, teaching, patient care, board structure, practice environment, and mentoring. Conclusion: These data offer descriptive information regarding variables that lead to radiation oncology trainee career path decisions. Such information may be of use in modification of training programs to meet future personnel and programmatic needs within the specialty.

Wilson, Lynn D. [Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (United States)]. E-mail: lynn.wilson@yale.edu; Flynn, Daniel F. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA (United States); Haffty, Bruce G. [Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (United States)

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Studies in Horses with SRY-Positive XY Sex Reversal  

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Sex determination in mammals is regulated by the sex-determining region on the Y chromosome (SRY); the presence of SRY activates the male developmental pathway and suppresses the gene network necessary for female gonad development. Mutations in sex determination genes lead to various abnormal sexual phenotypes, including sex reversal syndrome in which the genetic and phenotypic sex do not match. Sex reversal syndrome has been reported in humans, mouse, and several domestic species. In horses, SRY-negative XY sex reversal syndrome has been well described and is caused by deletions on the Y chromosome. However, the molecular causes of the SRY-positive condition in horses and other mammals are not known. This research investigated five horses affected with SRY-positive XY sex reversal syndrome. Sequencing of the coding exon region of the SRY gene in the five cases showed 99-100% alignment with the sequences of normal males. Genotyping of two closely related individuals with 46 normal male controls on an equine SNP50 Beadchip identified two statistically significant SNPs in a ~16 Mb region on the long arm of horse chromosome 3 (ECA3q). The region was analyzed using Gene Ontology (GO) and Gene Relationships Across Implicated Loci (GRAIL) to select functionally relevant candidate genes for sequencing. Further analysis of the entire horse genome was done through array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), which investigated possible structural rearrangements, such as copy number variants (CNVs). Deletions of olfactory receptor genes were detected on multiple chromosomes and confirmed through quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). A homozygous deletion on ECA29 in a region containing genes of the aldo-keto reductase gene family, known to play a role in interconverting sex hormones between active forms and inactive forms, was discovered in two sex reversed animals. The findings were confirmed through qPCR and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and experiments to define the specific breakpoints of the deletion through PCR have been initiated. This research represents the first systematic search in the horse genome for mutations and CNVs related to sex determination. The findings contribute to better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of sex determination in horses and other mammals, including humans.

Fang, Erica

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LS-266 OPTIMIZATION OF FOUR-BUTTON BEAM POSITION MONITOR CONFIGURATION FOR SMALL-GAP VACUUM CHAMBERS  

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LS-266 LS-266 OPTIMIZATION OF FOUR-BUTTON BEAM POSITION MONITOR CONFIGURATION FOR SMALL-GAP VACUUM CHAMBERS S. H. Kim March 27, 1998 Summary - Induced charges on a four-button beam position monitor (BPM) system attached on a beam chamber of narrow rectangular cross sections are calculated as a 2-D electrostatic problem of image charges. The calculation shows that for a narrow chamber of width/height (2w/2h) >> 1, over 90% of the induced charges are distributed within a distance of 2h from the charged beam position in the direction of the chamber width. Therefore, a four-button system with a button diameter of (2 ~ 2.5)h and no button offset from the beam position is the most efficient configuration. The four-button BPMs used for 8-mm and 5-mm chambers in the APS have relatively low sensitivities because the button locations are outside

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Path planning and position control and of an underactued [sic] electromagnetic formation flight satellite system in the near field  

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Electromagnetic formation flight is the process of using electromagnetic actuators (coils) on multiple spacecraft to produce relative (internal) forces in order to control the relative position and orientation of the ...

Buck, Alexander J. (Alexander James), 1989-

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remotely Sensing the Earth’s Atmosphere Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)—The GPS/MET Data Analysis  

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The Global Positioning System/Meteorology (GPS/MET) project is an active satellite-to-satellite remote sensing experiment using the radio occultation technique. Due to the atmospheric index of refraction and gradient of the index of refraction, ...

Derek D. Feng; Benjamin M. Herman

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Solution to Drop Coalescence/Breakup with a Volume-Conserving, Positive-Definite, and Unconditionally Stable Scheme  

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This paper discusses a new volume- and volume concentration–conserving, positive-definite, unconditionally stable iterative numerical scheme for solving temporary cloud/raindrop coalescence followed by breakup and the coupling of the scheme with ...

M. Z. Jacobson

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparisons of Line-of-Sight Water Vapor Observations Using the Global Positioning System and a Pointing Microwave Radiometer  

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Line-of-sight measurements of integrated water vapor from a global positioning system (GPS) receiver and a microwave radiometer are compared. These two instruments were collocated at the central facility of the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric ...

John Braun; Christian Rocken; James Liljegren

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Mass Modification over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico as a Function of Surface Wind Fields and Loop Current Position  

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The effects of surface wind patterns and Loop Current position on surface distributions of latent and sensible heat fluxes in the eastern Gulf of Mexico are demonstrated. Mean monthly fields of thew fluxes computed from data collected during ...

Robert L. Molinari

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Relative Effectiveness of Positive Interdependence and Group Processing on Student Achievement, Interaction, and Attitude in Online Cooperative Learning  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of positive interdependence and group processing on student achievement, interaction, and attitude in online cooperative learning. All of the participants, 144 college students enrolled in one of three different courses, received initial general instruction about teamwork skills and cooperative learning at the start of the study. Participants were then randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: positive interdependence, group processing, and no structure. The ?positive interdependence? groups received subsequent positive interdependence skills training which were then utilized in their instructional activities. The ?group processing? groups received subsequent group processing skills training for use in their instructional activities. The ?no structure? groups received no additional instructional treatment beyond the initial basic teamwork and cooperative learning training. Results indicated that there were significant differences among students in the ?positive interdependence,? ?group processing,? and ?no structure? groups with respect to their achievement scores and interactions. Participants in the ?positive interdependence? groups had significantly higher achievement than participants in either the ?group processing? groups or the ?no structure? groups. In addition, participants in the ?positive interdependence? groups and the ?group processing? groups interacted with each other to a greater extent than those in the ?no structure? groups. This study also examined the relative effectiveness of positive interdependence and group processing on types of student interaction. The results indicated that ?positive interdependence? strategies were relatively more effective than ?group processing? strategies on ?sharing and comparing of information? interactions, whereas ?group processing? strategies were relatively more effective than ?positive interdependence? strategies on ?negotiation of meaning and co-construction of knowledge? interactions. Regarding student attitude towards the experiences of cooperative learning: participation, communication resources, and online activities, there was no significant difference among any of the three groups. The overall results of this study suggest that instructors would be advised to incorporate positive interdependence strategies in their online courses to help students perceive that they should actively contribute to their online group activities. In addition, instructors are recommended to inform groups of the individual progress of each member?s activities periodically by employing group processing strategies.

Nam, Chang Woo

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of a high vacuum on the precise positioning using an ultrasonic linear motor  

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This paper presents an investigation of the ultrasonic linear motor stage for use in a high vacuum environment. The slider table is driven by the hybrid bolt-clamped Langevin-type ultrasonic linear motor, which is excited with its different modes of natural frequencies in both lateral and longitudinal directions. In general, the friction behavior in a vacuum environment becomes different from that in an environment of atmospheric pressure and this difference significantly affects the performance of the ultrasonic linear motor. In this paper, to consistently provide stable and high power of output in a high vacuum, frequency matching was conducted. Moreover, to achieve the fine control performance in the vacuum environment, a modified nominal characteristic trajectory following control method was adopted. Finally, the stage was operated under high vacuum condition, and the operating performances were investigated compared with that of a conventional PI compensator. As a result, robustness of positioning was accomplished in a high vacuum condition with nanometer-level accuracy.

Kim, Wan-Soo; Lee, Dong-Jin; Lee, Sun-Kyu [School of Mechatronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Localization of positive charge in DNA induced by its interaction with environment  

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Microscopic mechanisms of positive charge transfer in DNA remain unclear. A quantum state of electron hole in DNA is determined by the competition of the pi-stacking interaction $b$ sharing a charge between different base pairs and the interaction $\\lambda$ with the local environment which attempts to trap charge. To determine which interaction dominates we investigated charge quantum states in various $(GC)_{n}$ sequences choosing DNA parameters satisfying experimental data for the balance of charge transfer rates $G^{+} \\leftrightarrow G_{n}^{+}$, $n=2,3$ \\cite{FredMain}. We show that experimental data can be consistent with theory only assuming $b\\ll \\lambda$ meaning that charge is typically localized within the single $G$ site. Consequently any DNA sequence including the one consisting of identical base pairs behaves more like an insulating material then a molecular conductor. Our theory can be verified experimentally, for instance measuring balance of charge transfer reactions $G^{+} \\leftrightarrow G_{n}^{+}$, $n \\geq 4$ and comparing the experimental results with our predictions.

Dmitry B. Uskov; Alexander L. Burin

2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A miniature mobile robot for navigation and positioning on the beating heart  

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Abstract—Robotic assistance enhances conventional endoscopy; yet, limitations have hindered its mainstream adoption for cardiac surgery. HeartLander is a miniature mobile robot that addresses several of these limitations by providing precise and stable access over the surface of the beating heart in a less-invasive manner. The robot adheres to the heart and navigates to any desired target in a semiautonomous fashion. The initial therapies considered for HeartLander generally require precise navigation to multiple surface targets for treatment. To balance speed and precision, we decompose any general target acquisition into navigation to the target region followed by fine positioning to each target. In closedchest, beating-heart animal studies, we demonstrated navigation to targets located around the circumference of the heart, as well as acquisition of target patterns on the anterior and posterior surfaces with an average error of 1.7 mm. The average drift encountered during station-keeping was 0.7 mm. These preclinical results demonstrate the feasibility of precise semiautonomous delivery of therapy to the surface of the beating heart using HeartLander. Index Terms—Beating-heart surgery, medical robotics, minimally invasive surgery, mobile robot motion planning.

Nicholas A. Patronik; Takeyoshi Ota; Marco A. Zenati; Cameron N. Riviere

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy spectra of the pneumatically positioned neutron sources at LLNL's Hazards control standards and calibration facility  

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The Hazards Control Department of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory maintains a Standards and Calibration Laboratory that includes three neutron sources (two /sup 252/Cf and one /sup 238/PuBe that can be positioned pneumatically for irradiations. Ten moderators exist to modify the neutron energy spectra produced by these sources. The thicknesses and materials of these moderators are: 25-cm water; 5-, 10-, 15-, and 25-cm heavy water; 20-cm aluminum; and 2-, 5-, 10-, and 15-cm polyethylene. We used a multisphere spectrometer to measure the neutron spectra at 2 m from both the PuBe source and the smaller Cf source, with the sources bare, and in all of the moderators. These data were reduced in 25 energy groups ranging from 0.25 eV to 16 MeV. Except for the 15-m polyethylene moderator, we also made measurements using a liquid-scintillator fast-neutron spectrometer. These data were reduced in 0.1-MeV increments from 0.5 to 12.5 MeV. Spectra from the measurements and from independent calculations are presented in tabular and graphic form. Dosimetric values, calculated from both the measured and calculated spectra, are also presented.

Thorngate, J.H.

1987-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Power: A Leading Strategy to Reduce Oil Imports Position Statement  

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The long-term threats to energy sustainability, energy security, and global environmental quality represented by the growing demand for oil are well documented. Of the more than 20 million barrels/day of oil used by the United States, about 45 % is devoted to the production of motor gasoline. This has resulted in the growing energy security problem for our country due to an increasing dependence on imported oil from unstable regions. The large consumption of oil also is a major contributor to the nation’s greenhouse gas emission levels. The partial substitution of electricity for gasoline as a transportation fuel could have a major impact on both our energy security and environmental quality while improving our energy sustainability posture. It is possible to use nuclear power to provide this contribution economically without large external or opportunity costs. Increasing the use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) appears to be a feasible means of beginning this transition. The purpose of this position paper is not to argue that PHEVs should be adopted as the only solution to our energy supply challenge. Indeed, the American Nuclear Society favors a broad and intensive approach to the problem including study of all the attractive alternatives that might eventually contribute to the solution—feasibility will eventually determine those options that are

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using reference frames and the Global Positioning System (GPS) to produce control networks for spatial data  

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The Global Positioning System has enabled researchers to gather spatial data on a scale that was, until recently, cost prohibitive. Projects that cover an area of a few hectares can be included in data sets that cover entire countries. The ease at which point locations can be measured over large distances has highlighted an existing problem with data capture. Data collected using one set of control points may or may not overlay data collected using another. This thesis details a procedure for setting base control points that cover very large areas. Data obtained from the International GPS Service for Geodynamics (IGS) is used in conjunction with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) to establish control points anywhere in the world. Researchers utilizing these control points for base station locations or as registration points, are able to produce data with an absolute accuracy of 0.3 meter between projects, countries and continents. The problem of overlaying data has been reduced to the point that it is insignificant. Issues of datum and projections, and the use of existing data sets are addressed. Of special interest are the short project times and resulting cost savings over conventional methods. Specific projects in Texas, Azerbaijan, and Mali are presented. The project in Texas is the same size as the project in Azerbaijan, but on different continents. The project in Mali is much larger and has been the most comprehensive, from setting initial control points to training local researchers in data collection.

Naismith, James Mozeney

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-water slurry spray characteristics of a positive displacement fuel injection system  

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Experiments have been completed to characterized coal-water slurry sprays from a modified positive displacement fuel injection system of a diesel engine. The injection system includes an injection jerk pump driven by an electric motor, a specially designed diaphragm to separate the abrasive coal from the pump, and a single-hole fuel nozzle. The sprays were injected into a pressurized chamber equipped with windows. High speed movies and instantaneous fuel line pressures were obtained. For injection pressures of order 30 MPa or higher, the sprays were similar for coal-water slurry, diesel fuel and water. The time until the center core of the spray broke-up (break-up time) was determined from both the movies and from a model using the fuel line pressures. Results from these two independent procedures were in good agreement. For the base conditions, the break-up time was 0.58 and 0.50 ms for coal-water slurry and diesel fuel, respectively. The break-up times increased with increasing nozzle orifice size and with decreasing chamber density. The break-up time was not a function of coal loading for coal loadings up to 53%. Cone angles of the sprays were dependent on the operating conditions and fluid, as well as on the time and location of the measurement. For one set of cases studied, the time-averaged cone angle was 15.9{degree} and 16.3{degree} for coal-water slurry and diesel fuel, respectively.

Seshadri, A.K.; Caton, J.A.; Kihm, K.D. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Detection, Position Calibration and Marine Science with Acoustic Arrays in the Deep Sea  

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Arrays of acoustic receivers are an integral part of present and potential future Cherenkov neutrino telescopes in the deep sea. They measure the positions of individual detector elements which vary with time as an effect of undersea currents. At the same time, the acoustic receivers can be employed for marine science purposes, in particular for monitoring the ambient noise environment and the signals emitted by the fauna of the sea. And last but not least, they can be used for studies towards acoustic detection of ultra-high-energy neutrinos. Measuring acoustic pressure pulses in huge underwater acoustic arrays with an instrumented volume of the order of 100 km^3 is a promising approach for the detection of cosmic neutrinos with energies exceeding 1 EeV. Pressure signals are produced by the particle cascades that evolve when neutrinos interact with nuclei in water, and can be detected over large distances in the kilometre range. In this article, the status of acoustic detection will be reviewed and plans for...

Lahmann, Robert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics R&D in the United States: Positioning for Our Future; Preprint  

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This conference paper provides a brief look at the current U.S. research and development (R&D) investments in photovoltaics, covering the spectrum from materials and devices through electronics and systems reliability. The program is balanced among fundamental R&D, technology development, and systems performance and reliability, with more than half the funding for university and industry partners. The major activities can be categorized into two general areas: improving current and near-term technologies toward their expected performance levels (the largest portion), and positioning the United States for technical leadership, decision making, and ownership for the host of next-technology options (including some options that have been called third-generation). The investments in these higher risk, longer-term technology generations provide options that could leapfrog into more rapid use because of their promise of potentially high payoff. Solar electricity is part of America's present and future energy security and independence-as is the R&D that enables it.

Kazmerski, L. L.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z