Sample records for objectives gain understanding

  1. Atom-to-continuum methods for gaining a fundamental understanding of fracture.

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    McDowell, David Lynn (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA); Reedy, Earl David, Jr.; Templeton, Jeremy Alan; Jones, Reese E.; Moody, Neville Reid; Zimmerman, Jonathan A.; Belytschko, Ted. (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL); Zhou, Xiao Wang; Lloyd, Jeffrey T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA); Oswald, Jay (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL); Delph, Terry J. (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA); Kimmer, Christopher J. (Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN)

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes an Engineering Sciences Research Foundation (ESRF) project to characterize and understand fracture processes via molecular dynamics modeling and atom-to-continuum methods. Under this aegis we developed new theory and a number of novel techniques to describe the fracture process at the atomic scale. These developments ranged from a material-frame connection between molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics to an atomic level J integral. Each of the developments build upon each other and culminated in a cohesive zone model derived from atomic information and verified at the continuum scale. This report describes an Engineering Sciences Research Foundation (ESRF) project to characterize and understand fracture processes via molecular dynamics modeling and atom-to-continuum methods. The effort is predicated on the idea that processes and information at the atomic level are missing in engineering scale simulations of fracture, and, moreover, are necessary for these simulations to be predictive. In this project we developed considerable new theory and a number of novel techniques in order to describe the fracture process at the atomic scale. Chapter 2 gives a detailed account of the material-frame connection between molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics we constructed in order to best use atomic information from solid systems. With this framework, in Chapter 3, we were able to make a direct and elegant extension of the classical J down to simulations on the scale of nanometers with a discrete atomic lattice. The technique was applied to cracks and dislocations with equal success and displayed high fidelity with expectations from continuum theory. Then, as a prelude to extension of the atomic J to finite temperatures, we explored the quasi-harmonic models as efficient and accurate surrogates of atomic lattices undergoing thermo-elastic processes (Chapter 4). With this in hand, in Chapter 5 we provide evidence that, by using the appropriate energy potential, the atomic J integral we developed is calculable and accurate at finite/room temperatures. In Chapter 6, we return in part to the fundamental efforts to connect material behavior at the atomic scale to that of the continuum. In this chapter, we devise theory that predicts the onset of instability characteristic of fracture/failure via atomic simulation. In Chapters 7 and 8, we describe the culmination of the project in connecting atomic information to continuum modeling. In these chapters we show that cohesive zone models are: (a) derivable from molecular dynamics in a robust and systematic way, and (b) when used in the more efficient continuum-level finite element technique provide results that are comparable and well-correlated with the behavior at the atomic-scale. Moreover, we show that use of these same cohesive zone elements is feasible at scales very much larger than that of the lattice. Finally, in Chapter 9 we describe our work in developing the efficient non-reflecting boundary conditions necessary to perform transient fracture and shock simulation with molecular dynamics.

  2. Nuclear Cardiology Objectives Understand the principles of myocardial perfusion and blood flow, factors

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    Ford, James

    Nuclear Cardiology Objectives Knowledge · Understand the principles of myocardial perfusion in nuclear imaging, including collimation, resolution, contrast, localization, noise, ECT, SPECT, PET, image. · Know the differences between the various radioisotopes used in nuclear cardiology, including

  3. SWOT analyses were performed on four different campus bike centers to gain an understanding of the most common features of a

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    Brownstone, Rob

    ; #12; #12;#12; #12; SWOT analyses were performed on four different campus bike centers to gain an understanding of the most common features of a successful bike center. #12;#12;#12;#12; #12; #12 their biking knowledge and skills, but their entire lifestyles #12; Design the space

  4. Towards Scene Understanding: Deep and Layered Recognition and Heuristic Parsing of Objects

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    to advance the research on object recognition in human vision by psychophysical experiments, modeling a group of strict psychophysical experiments to test the deep and layered recognition in human vision functionalities of human vision and also a major goal of computer vision research. Object recognition and object

  5. Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move.

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    Minnesota, University of

    D - 1 Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move. Like most forms of data, video is most easily analyzed using a computer and data of one such program: the video analysis application written in LabVIEWTM. LabVIEWTM is a general

  6. MinE 422: Term Project The objective of this project is to allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of a

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    . There are many examples. Project 4: Proposal Review Consider the Keystone XL pipeline (or an alternative

  7. Computational Modeling of the Heart Objective: To give a presentation of about 60 minutes at the end of the week covering the key aspects of understanding the

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    Goldschmidt, Christina

    Computational Modeling of the Heart Objective: To give a presentation of about 60 minutes at the end of the week covering the key aspects of understanding the heart by computational means, multilevel project is the so called physiome project (www.physiome.org), where the human heart is being

  8. Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move. Like

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    Minnesota, University of

    D - 1 Appendix D: Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos) is a powerful tool for understanding how objects move. Like most forms of data, video is most easily analyzed using a computer and data of one such program: the video analysis application written in LabVIEWTM. LabVIEWTM is a general- purpose

  9. Toward understanding the formation of multiple systems - A pilot IRAM-PdBI survey of Class 0 objects

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    Maury, A J; Hennebelle, P; Motte, F; Stamatellos, D; Bate, M; Belloche, A; Duchene, G; Whitworth, A

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation process of binary stars and multiple systems is poorly understood. Here, we seek to determine the typical outcome of protostellar collapse and to constrain models of binary formation by core fragmentation during collapse, using high-resolution millimeter continuum imaging of very young (Class 0) protostars observed at the beginning of the main accretion phase. We carried out a pilot high-resolution study of 5 Class 0 objects, using the most extended (A) configuration of the IRAM PdBI at 1.3 mm, which allow us to probe the multiplicity of Class 0 protostars down to separations a ~50 AU and circumstellar mass ratios q ~0.07. We show that our PdBI observations revealed only wide (>1500 AU) protobinary systems and/or outflow-generated features. When combined with previous millimeter interferometric observations of Class 0 protostars, our pilot PdBI study tentatively suggests that the binary fraction in the ~ 75-1000 AU range increases from the Class 0 to the Class I stage. It also seems to argue aga...

  10. Gaining a World View 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are not as modern as the United States when it comes to water management,? he said, ?and that is something where we could use our knowledge to help others.? Munster agreed that the program gives students a diverse outlook. ?The students gain a different...

  11. Gain scheduling for geometrically nonlinear flexible space structures

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    Yung, Jeremy Hoyt, 1971-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A gain-scheduling approach for the control of geometrically nonlinear structures is developed. The objective is to improve performance over current linear design techniques that are applied to the same control problem. The ...

  12. Adaptive gain improves reactor control

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    Whatley, M.J.; Pott, D.C.

    1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An interesting application of the modern control theory technique called adaptive control is presently in use on a process located at a plant in the Standard Oil Co. (Ind.) system. The results of this application are: first, the transformation of an uncontrollable process to a controllable one; and, second, a significant economic savings to the corporation. It also shows that a detailed analysis of the mechanical, chemical and control systems can provide both the basis for revising an existing control system and some of the reasons why that system is inadequate. The contrast between classical and modern control theories is seen in four major areas. In classical systems, the controller manipulates the error to calculate its output. The error is subjected to a limited number of analog computing functions such as multiplication by a constant and integration. Each controller has one specific strategy--to hold the measured variable at the setpoint. And each controller controls only one variable, independent of all others. In a modern system, the controller can manipulate many different variables in addition to the error to compute its output. Its computing power is unlimited in a practical sense. It can do all classical computations plus many others, including a table look-up. The controller can independently change its strategy as a function of time or the condition of the process. It can also control many variables at one time to accomplish a complex objective. The implementation of a modern control theory project requires a good understanding of the dynamic, as well as the steady-state character of the process. As you can see we are limited only by our understanding of the process, our imagination, and the economics of the situation.

  13. Precision Gain = 10 DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER

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    Lozano-Nieto, Albert

    AMPLIFIER q G = +11 AMPLIFIER q INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIER DESCRIPTION The INA106 is a monolithic Gain = 10 deviation from the best-fit straight line as a percent of full-scale peak- to-peak output. (3) With zero

  14. Understanding complexity in the human brain

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    Gazzaniga, Michael

    Understanding complexity in the human brain Danielle S. Bassett1 and Michael S. Gazzaniga2 1 the ultimate aim of neuroscientific enquiry is to gain an understanding of the brain and how its work- ings of mind­brain mechanisms if the cumulative findings from these neu- roscientific studies are coupled

  15. Understanding miracles

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    Pry, Samuel

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to do so. For example, an eclipse of the sun might cause a "rustic" to wonder while it would not have such an effect on an astronomer. According to Aquinas, the reason the rustic wonders at the eclipse while the astronomer does not is the latter... ". . . when [God] chooses [to] produc[e] certain effects to which secondary causes do not extend We can apply the insights of Aquinas' understanding of the miraculous to Augustine's earlier definition as follows. According to Aquinas a miracle is "unusual...

  16. Articulated Objects

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    Daniel Mohr; Gabriel Zachmann; Ifi-- Impressum; Daniel Mohr; Gabriel Zachmann

    Detection of articulated objects in images, including location and state, is an important and challenging task in many object tracking applications. Image edges have proven to be a key feature, although their quality is influenced by many factors. In this paper, we propose a novel edge gradient-based template matching method for object detection. In contrast to other methods, ours does not perform any binarization or discretization during the online matching. This is facilitated by a new continuous edge gradient similarity measure. Its main components are a novel edge gradient operator, which is applied to query and template images, and the formulation as a convolution, which can be computed very efficiently in Fourier space. Our method consists of a preprocessing stage for the template images, a simple preprocessing of the query image, and our similarity measure between template and query image, which yields a confidence map for the query image. The resulting

  17. Determination of optimal gains for constrained controllers

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    Kwan, C.M.; Mestha, L.K.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, we consider the determination of optimal gains, with respect to a certain performance index, for state feedback controllers where some elements in the gain matrix are constrained to be zero. Two iterative schemes for systematically finding the constrained gain matrix are presented. An example is included to demonstrate the procedures.

  18. Coherent coupling of optical gain elements

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    Ury, I.; Yariv, A

    1989-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A coherent light source is described comprising: a non-linear photorefractive medium; a laser for illuminating the photorefractive medium; a mirror on the opposite side of the photorefractive medium from the laser and aligned for retroreflecting light back toward the laser; and optical gain elements. Each optical gain element has its optical axis aligned with the photo-refractive medium, each optical gain element having a reflective end remote from the photorefractive medium, the laser and optical gain elements being sufficiently aligned that laser light scattered from the photorefractive medium illuminates all of the optical gain elements for amplification and producing a coherent output beam.

  19. Use of PET in the understanding of Addiction

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    Schlyer D. J.; Schlyer, D.J.

    2013-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to understand the factors contributing to addiction in the human and to understand the effects of addiction on the brain.

  20. Linear tailored gain broad area semiconductor lasers

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    Lindsey, C.P.; Mehuys, D.; Yariv, A.

    1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tailored gain semiconductor lasers capable of high-power operation with single-lobed, nearly diffraction limited beamwidths only a few degrees wide have been demonstrated in proton implanted chirped arrays and ''halftone'' broad area lasers. The authors analyze lasers with a linear gain gradient, and obtain analytic approximations for their unsaturated optical eigenmodes. Unlike a uniform array, the fundamental mode of a linear tailored gain laser is the mode at threshold. Mode discrimination may be controlled by lasing the spatial gain gradient. All modes of asymmetric tailored gain waveguides have single-lobed far-field patterns offset from 0/sup 0/. Finally, they utilize tailored gain broad area lasers to make a measurement of the antiguiding parameter, and find b = 2.5 +- 0.5, in agreement with previous results.

  1. Optimization Online - Lot sizing with inventory gains

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    Hamish Waterer

    2006-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 27, 2006 ... Abstract: This paper introduces the single item lot sizing problem with inventory gains. This problem is a generalization of the classical single ...

  2. GaInNAs laser gain

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    CHOW,WENG W.; JONES,ERIC D.; MODINE,NORMAND A.; KURTZ,STEVEN R.; ALLERMAN,ANDREW A.

    2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The optical gain spectra for GaInNAs/GaAs quantum wells are computed using a microscopic laser theory. From these spectra, the peak gain and carrier radiative decay rate as functions of carrier density are determined. These dependences allow the study of the lasing threshold current density of GaInNAs/GaAs quantum well structures.

  3. Computational strategies for understanding underwater optical image datasets

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    Kaeli, Jeffrey W

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fundamental problem in autonomous underwater robotics is the high latency between the capture of image data and the time at which operators are able to gain a visual understanding of the survey environment. Typical ...

  4. Optimal PID gain schedule for hydrogenerators

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    Orelind, G. (Adept Technology, San Jose, CA (US)); Wozniak, L.; Medanic, J. (Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (USA)); Whittemore, T. (Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO (USA))

    1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the development and testing of a digital gain switching governor for hydrogenerators. Optimal gains were found at different load points by minimizing a quadratic performance criterion prior to controller operating. During operation, the gain sets are switched in depending on the gate position and speed error magnitude. With gain switching operating, the digital governor was shown to have a substantial reduction of noise on the command signal and up to 42% faster responses to power requests. Non-linear control strategies enabled the digital governor to have a 2.5% to 2% reduction in speed overshoot on startups, and an 8% to 1% reduction in undershoot on load rejections as compared to the analog.

  5. Financing Renewable Energy - No Pain, No Gain

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    newresourcebank.com Financing Renewable Energy "No Pain, No Gain" New Resource Bank: A Radical Idea Our mission is to promote sustainable living in our community with everything we...

  6. Gaines County Solid Waste Management Act (Texas)

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    This Act establishes the Gaines County Solid Waste Management District, a governmental body to develop and carry out a regional water quality protection program through solid waste management and...

  7. Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET/OBJECT

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE Budget/Object Codes - REVENUE BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET CODE DESCRIPTION BUDGET CODE DESCRIPTION 01 30 0101 On-Campus-Full Time 3001 Federal Program 0102 On APPROPRIATIONS #12;Budget/Object Codes -REVENUE Budget/Object Codes - REVENUE BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET/OBJECT BUDGET

  8. Method and system for edge cladding of laser gain media

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    Bayramian, Andrew James; Caird, John Allyn; Schaffers, Kathleen Irene

    2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A gain medium operable to amplify light at a gain wavelength and having reduced transverse ASE includes an input surface and an output surface opposing the input surface. The gain medium also includes a central region including gain material and extending between the input surface and the output surface along a longitudinal optical axis of the gain medium. The gain medium further includes an edge cladding region surrounding the central region and extending between the input surface and the output surface along the longitudinal optical axis of the gain medium. The edge cladding region includes the gain material and a dopant operable to absorb light at the gain wavelength.

  9. Energy Gaining Windows for Residential Buildings Jesper Kragh, Assistant Professor,

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    season. It is assumed that in northern cold climates all of the solar gain during the heating season can profiles, solar gain, net energy gain, low energy houses SUMMARY: This paper presents some of the research buildings. The net energy gain of windows is the solar gain minus the heat loss integrated over the heating

  10. Superradiance and collective gain in multimode optomechanics

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    T. Kipf; G. S. Agarwal

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a description of a strongly driven multimode optomechanical system that shows the emergence of cooperative effects usually known from systems of atom-light interaction. Our calculations show that under application of a coherent pump field the system's response can be switched from a superradiant regime to a collective gain regime by varying the frequency detuning of the pump. In the superradiant regime, enhanced optical cooling of a single vibrational mode is possible, whereas the collective gain regime would potentially enable one to achieve almost thresholdless phonon laser action. The threshold pumping power scales as 1/N.

  11. Capital gains tax treatment and the cattleman

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    Rister, M. Edward

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Major Subject: Agricultural Economics CAPITAL GAINS TAX TREATMENT AND THE CATTLEMAN A Thesis by M I LTDN EDWARD R I STE R Approved as to style and content by: airman o ommi e Dr. Ronald R. Kay Head o D artment Dr. John opkin Mem er Dr. Donald... R. Levi e er Dr. Howard Hesby December 1976 ABSTRACT Capital Gains Tax Treatment and the Catt leman. (December 1976) Milton Edward Rister, B. S. , Texas ASM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Or. Ronald D. Kay The federal tax...

  12. Gain narrowing in few-atom systems

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    Tom Savels; Allard P. Mosk; Ad Lagendijk

    2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a density matrix approach, we study the simplest systems that display both gain and feedback: clusters of 2 to 5 atoms, one of which is pumped. The other atoms supply feedback through multiple scattering of light. We show that, if the atoms are in each other's near-field, the system exhibits large gain narrowing and spectral mode redistribution. The observed phenomena are more pronounced if the feedback is enhanced. Our system is to our knowledge the simplest exactly solvable microscopic system which shows the approach to laser oscillation.

  13. Neuron, Vol. 35, 773782, August 15, 2002, Copyright 2002 by Cell Press Gain Modulation from Background Synaptic Input

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    Columbia University

    reachingBrandeis University (Zipser and Andersen, 1988; Salinas and Abbott, 1995;Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 Pouget and Sejnowski, 1997) to invariant object recogni- tion (Salinas and Abbott, 1997). Gain

  14. Wednesday, March 19 How Do We Gain a Predictive Understanding of Complex

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del SolStrengthening aTurbulenceUtilizeRuralthe emergency response assetsSystems, and

  15. Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience

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    Shepard, Kenneth

    Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience There are myriad ways to build experience Sciences at Columbia University offers on-campus research opportunities for the summer term Dec. 13 - March careereducation.columbia.edu Join LionSHARE ­ CCE's internship/job board Double Discovery Center Volunteer

  16. Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience

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    Hone, James

    Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience There are so many ways to build experience The Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs provides assistance to undergraduates.edu/academics/research/science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University

  17. Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience

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    Hone, James

    Columbia University Opportunities to Gain Experience There are so many ways to build experience Program The Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs provides assistance.edu/academics/research/science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University

  18. Gain International Work Experience in China

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    Virginia Tech

    Gain International Work Experience in China www.StudyCLI.org "The CLI internship gave me a huge boost both personally and professionally. At 21 years old, I've lived in China and can speak basic city of Guilin, China. CLIinternsengageinadynamicrangeofprojects: Y Establishnewrelationshipswith

  19. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING MR. SULAIMAN MUTAWA

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    Prasad, Sanjiva

    MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between MR. SULAIMAN MUTAWA and INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOG DELHI for creation of SULAIMAN MUTAWA Chair Professorship This memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Mr. Sulaiman Delhi. Objectives: The establishment of the Fellowships is expected to: 1. promote excellence

  20. Road to Fuel Savings: Clean Diesel Trucks Gain Momentum with...

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    Road to Fuel Savings: Clean Diesel Trucks Gain Momentum with Nissan and Cummins Collaboration Road to Fuel Savings: Clean Diesel Trucks Gain Momentum with Nissan and Cummins...

  1. U-030: Apache Tomcat Lets Untrusted Web Applications Gain Elevated...

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    0: Apache Tomcat Lets Untrusted Web Applications Gain Elevated Privileges U-030: Apache Tomcat Lets Untrusted Web Applications Gain Elevated Privileges November 9, 2011 - 8:30am...

  2. Study in Indonesia... and gain credit towards your degree! JournalismProfessionalPracticum

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    Study in Indonesia... and gain credit towards your degree! JournalismProfessionalPracticum inIndonesia will deep- en their understanding of Indonesia whilst developing their journalism skills within will be a high-calibre journalist who has experience with different elements of the media in both Indonesia

  3. Neural Computation 9, 971983 (1997) Physiological Gain Leads to High ISI Variability in

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    Columbia University

    Neural Computation 9, 971­983 (1997) Physiological Gain Leads to High ISI Variability in a Simple@phy.ucsf.edu, ken@phy.ucsf.edu Abstract To understand the interspike interval (ISI) variability displayed by visual that have previously been proposed. When ISI's are dominated by post­spike recovery, 1= p N arguments hold

  4. Roof Coating Procedures and Their Productivity Gains 

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    Bonaby, J.; Schaub, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Roof Coating Procedures and their Productivity Gains John Bonaby and Dr. Diane Schaub, University of Florida As building envelope improvements are realized in organizations as ways to insulate businesses from high energy costs, the relative... benefit of the installation of different roof coating technologies and comparable application procedures of these technologies are ambiguous. The focal point of this research is to determine the effective correlation between various commercially...

  5. Roof Coating Procedures and Their Productivity Gains

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    Bonaby, J.; Schaub, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    benefit of the installation of different roof coating technologies and comparable application procedures of these technologies are ambiguous. The focal point of this research is to determine the effective correlation between various commercially... available roof coatings, and productivity gains associated with these energy saving strategies. This type of situation is evidenced in the justification of energy rebates distributed by Florida Power & Light in exchange for the application of Energy Star...

  6. Effects of Gain Changes on RPM Performance

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    Lousteau, Angela L [ORNL; York, Robbie Lynn [ORNL; Livesay, Jake [ORNL

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's (DOE/NNSA's) Office of the Second Line of Defense (SLD) is to strengthen the capability of foreign governments to deter, detect, and interdict the illicit trafficking of special nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime shipping system. The goal of this mission is to reduce the probability of these materials being fashioned into a weapon of mass destruction or radiological dispersal device that could be used against the United States or its international partners. This goal is achieved primarily through the installation and operation of radiation detection equipment at border crossings, airports, seaports, and other strategic locations around the world. In order to effectively detect the movement of radioactive material, the response of these radiation detectors to various materials in various configurations must be well characterized. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) investigated two aspects of Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) settings, based on a preliminary investigation done by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): source-to-detector distance effect on amplifier gain and optimized discriminator settings. This report discusses this investigation. A number of conclusions can be drawn from the ORNL testing. First, for increased distance between the source and the detector, thus illuminating the entire detector rather than just the center of the detector (as is done during detector alignments), an increase in gain may provide a 5-15% increase in sensitivity (Fig. 4). However, increasing the gain without adjusting the discriminator settings is not recommended as this makes the monitor more sensitive to electronic noise and temperature-induced fluctuations. Furthermore, if the discriminators are adjusted in relation to the increase in gain, thus appropriately discriminating against electronic noise, the sensitivity gains are less than 5% (Fig. 6). ORNL does not consider this slight increase in sensitivity to be a worthwhile pursuit. Second, increasing the ULD will increase sensitivity a few percent (Fig. 7); however, it is not clear that the slight increase in sensitivity is worth the effort required to make the change (e.g., reliability, cost, etc.). Additionally, while the monitor would be more sensitive to HEU, it would also be more sensitive to NORM. Third, the sensitivity of the system remains approximately the same whether it is calibrated to a small source on contact or a large source far away (Fig. 6). This affirms that no changes to the existing calibration procedure are necessary.

  7. Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit

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    Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit.

  8. Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit

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    Barrett, D.M.

    1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit. 5 figs.

  9. Semiconductor Photodetectors I. OBJECTIVES

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    Wang, Deli

    , and gain. II. REFERENCES 1) A. Yariv, Introduction to Optical Electronics, Chapter 11, 2nd Edition, Holt and relevant information clearly. Part A. In this part characteristics of a PIN photodiode will be studied

  10. USING ROLES TO SPECIFY BUSINESS OBJECT COLLABORATIONS

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    -Mail: { artur.caetano, rito.silva, jose.tribolet }@dei.ist.utl.pt ABSTRACT Role-based business process modeling semantically richer business process models, and, on the other, designing business objects where behavior the understandability of process models and business object reuse. KEYWORDS Business Process Modeling, Role Modeling

  11. Compact Ultradense Objects in the Solar System

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    J. Rafelski; Ch. Dietl; L. Labun

    2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe properties and gravitational interactions of meteor-mass and greater compact ultra dense objects with nuclear density or greater (CUDO s). We discuss possible enclosure of CUDO s in comets, stability of these objects on impact with the Earth and Sun and show that the hypothesis of a CUDO core helps resolve issues challenging the understanding of a few selected cometary impacts.

  12. Semiconductor radiation detector with internal gain

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    Iwanczyk, Jan (Los Angeles, CA); Patt, Bradley E. (Sherman Oaks, CA); Vilkelis, Gintas (Westlake Village, CA)

    2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An avalanche drift photodetector (ADP) incorporates extremely low capacitance of a silicon drift photodetector (SDP) and internal gain that mitigates the surface leakage current noise of an avalanche photodetector (APD). The ADP can be coupled with scintillators such as CsI(Tl), NaI(Tl), LSO or others to form large volume scintillation type gamma ray detectors for gamma ray spectroscopy, photon counting, gamma ray counting, etc. Arrays of the ADPs can be used to replace the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) used in conjunction with scintillation crystals in conventional gamma cameras for nuclear medical imaging.

  13. GainSpan Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluating A PotentialJumpGermanFifeGEXA Corp. (New Jersey)GainSpan Corporation Jump to:

  14. Gaines, Michigan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdf Jump1946865°, -86.0529604°Wisconsin:FyreStormGLOBALGabbsGaines, Michigan:

  15. Mastery of sixth grade TEKS objectives through integrated learning 

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    Trevino-Anderson, Monika Raquel

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    , patterned to correspond to TEKS? objectives. Post-tests were administered to both groups, and gain scores were collected to evaluate and determine if there was evidence that the PEER Program was successful in improving the mastery of the TEKS objectives...

  16. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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

    Protecting America And BWXT Pantex, LLC BWXT Pantex And Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Pantex Site Office MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING This...

  17. Understanding Availability Ranjita Bhagwan

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    Savage, Stefan

    Understanding Availability Ranjita Bhagwan , Stefan Savage ¡ , and Geoffrey M. Voelker of peer-to-peer systems: What does it mean when we say "availability" and how does this understanding not capture the complex time- varying nature of availability in today's peer-to-peer environments. Further, we

  18. Understanding The Smart Grid

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    NONE

    2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The report provides an overview of what the Smart Grid is and what is being done to define and implement it. The electric industry is preparing to undergo a transition from a centralized, producer-controlled network to a decentralized, user-interactive one. Not only will the technology involved in the electric grid change, but the entire business model of the industry will change too. A major objective of the report is to identify the changes that the Smart Grid will bring about so that industry participants can be prepared to face them. A concise overview of the development of the Smart Grid is provided. It presents an understanding of what the Smart Grid is, what new business opportunities or risks might come about due to its introduction, and what activities are already taking place regarding defining or implementing the Smart Grid. This report will be of interest to the utility industry, energy service providers, aggregators, and regulators. It will also be of interest to home/building automation vendors, information technology vendors, academics, consultants, and analysts. The scope of the report includes an overview of the Smart Grid which identifies the main components of the Smart Grid, describes its characteristics, and describes how the Smart Grid differs from the current electric grid. The overview also identifies the key concepts involved in the transition to the Smart Grid and explains why a Smart Grid is needed by identifying the deficiencies of the current grid and the need for new investment. The report also looks at the impact of the Smart Grid, identifying other industries which have gone through a similar transition, identifying the overall benefits of the Smart Grid, and discussing the impact of the Smart Grid on industry participants. Furthermore, the report looks at current activities to implement the Smart Grid including utility projects, industry collaborations, and government initiatives. Finally, the report takes a look at key technology providers involved in the Smart Grid and provides profiles on them including contact information, company overviews, technology reviews, and key Smart Grid activities.

  19. Gain the most business value from implementing IBM Optim

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    Services professionals Gain comprehensive project planning and execution, product education and on guide your decommissioning project. Optim makes decommissioning easier and safer by providing professionals for rapid implementation and reliable support. IBM Software Lab Services can help you gain

  20. INCREMENTAL COOLING LOAD DETERMINATION FOR PASSIVE DIRECT GAIN HEATING SYSTEMS

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    Sullivan, Paul W.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and AirFOR PASSIVE DIRECT GAIN HEATING SYSTEMS Paul W. Sullivan,FOR PASSIVE DIRECT GAIN HEATING SYSTEMS* Paul W. Sullivan,t

  1. Effects of internal gain assumptions in building energy calculations

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    Christensen, C.; Perkins, R.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The utilization of direct solar gains in buildings can be affected by operating profiles, such as schedules for internal gains, thermostat controls, and ventilation rates. Building energy analysis methods use various assumptions about these profiles. The effects of typical internal gain assumptions in energy calculations are described. Heating and cooling loads from simulations using the DOE 2.1 computer code are compared for various internal-gain inputs: typical hourly profiles, constant average profiles, and zero gain profiles. Prototype single-family-detached and multi-family-attached residential units are studied with various levels of insulation and infiltration. Small detached commercial buildings and attached zones in large commercial buildings are studied with various levels of internal gains. The results of this study indicate that calculations of annual heating and cooling loads are sensitive to internal gains, but in most cases are relatively insensitive to hourly variations in internal gains.

  2. A very high frequency CMOS Variable Gain Amplifier

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    Tan, Siang Tong

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fully differential CMOS Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA) consisting of an analog multiplier, current gain stages, and resistor loads is designed for very high frequency applications. The gain can be programmed from 0dB to 40dB with -3dB bandwidth...

  3. auditory-visual object recognition: Topics by E-print Network

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

    recognize the objects of interest (more) Muralidharan, R 2013-01-01 51 Computational Models of Object Recognition in Cortex: A Review MIT - DSpace Summary: Understanding how...

  4. Building accurate initial models using gain functions for waveform inversion in the Laplace domain

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    Wansoo Ha; Changsoo Shin

    2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We suggest an initial model building technique using time gain functions in the Laplace domain. Applying the gain expressed as a power of time is equivalent to taking the partial derivative of the Laplace-domain wavefield with respect to a damping constant. We construct an objective function, which minimizes the logarithmic differences between the gained field data and the partial derivative of the modeled data with respect to the damping constant. We calculate the modeled wavefield, the partial derivative wavefield, and the gradient direction in the Laplace domain using the analytic Green's function starting from a constant velocity model. This is an efficient method to generate an accurate initial model for a following Laplace-domain inversion. Numerical examples using two marine field datasets confirm that a starting model updated once from a scratch using the gradient direction calculated with the proposed method can be successfully used for a subsequent Laplace-domain inversion.

  5. Using simulation to model and understand group learning Maartje Spoelstra

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    Sklar, Elizabeth

    Using simulation to model and understand group learning Maartje Spoelstra Dept of Computer Science for agents acting in a simulated learning environment. Varying parameter values can change the learning in a simulation that we can use to gain insights into the design of effective learning environments. Here, we

  6. AVNG system objectives and concept

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    Macarthur, Duncan W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thron, Jonathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Razinkov, Sergey [RFNC-VNIIEF; Livke, Alexander [RFNC-VNIIEF; Kondratov, Sergey [RFNC-VNIIEF

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Any verification measurement performed on potentially classified nuclear material must satisfy two constraints. First and foremost, no classified information can be released to the monitoring party. At the same time, the monitoring party must gain sufficient confidence from the measurement to believe that the material being measured is consistent with the host's declarations concerning that material. The attribute measurement technique addresses both concerns by measuring several attributes of the nuclear material and displaying unclassified results through green (indicating that the material does possess the specified attribute) and red (indicating that the material does not possess the specified attribute) lights. The AVNG that we describe is an attribute measurement system built by RFNC-VNIIEF in Sarov, Russia. The AVNG measures the three attributes of 'plutonium presence,' 'plutonium mass >2 kg,' and 'plutonium isotopic ratio ({sup 240}Pu to {sup 239}Pu) <0.1' and was demonstrated in Sarov for a joint US/Russian audience in June 2009. In this presentation, we will outline the goals and objectives of the AVNG measurement system. These goals are driven by the two, sometimes conflicting, requirements mentioned above. We will describe the conceptual design of the AVNG and show how this conceptual design grew out of these goals and objectives.

  7. Understanding Crude Oil Prices

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    Hamilton, James Douglas

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2004. “OPEC’s Optimal Crude Oil Price,” Energy Policy 32(2),percent change in real oil price. Figure 3. Price of crude023 Understanding Crude Oil Prices James D. Hamilton June

  8. Understanding Blood Pressure

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    Understanding Blood Pressure · Monitorathomewithadigitalmonitor. · Useleftarmwithcorrectsizecuff. · Avoidcaffeine,alcohol,andtobacco. Steps to Follow FOR AN ACCURATE MEASUREMENT Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of blood on the walls of the arteries. Bottom number = Diastolic (force between heart beats) Top

  9. UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS

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    Watson, Andrew

    UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS - A Research Project - Background to Our Research Energy to renovate their homes. We're interested in energy efficiency, but in all other efficient renova/ons can lower energy bills, improve comfort by reducing dra

  10. Generic Exercise Objectives

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume provides additional detail on preparation of exercise objectives. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-3.

  11. Understanding Quantitative Wave-Particle Duality

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    Tabish Qureshi

    2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The complementary character of wave and particle natures of quantum objects (or quantons) was pointed out by Niels Bohr. This wave-particle duality, in the context of the two-slit experiment, is now quantitatively understood in terms of a duality relation. A very simple and intuitive derivation of the duality relation is presented, which should be understandable to a new student.

  12. Understanding Forage Quality Analysis

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    Stokes, Sandra R.; Prostko, Eric P.

    1998-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding Forage Quality Analysis Sandra R. Stokes and Eric P. Prostko* L-5198 3-98 M any dairy producers in Texas do not have the land to grow their own forages. Consequent- ly, they rely on both local and out-of-state farmers for supplies...

  13. Use of a photonic crystal for optical amplifier gain control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); El-Kady, Ihab (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    An optical amplifier having a uniform gain profile uses a photonic crystal to tune the density-of-states of a gain medium so as to modify the light emission rate between atomic states. The density-of-states of the gain medium is tuned by selecting the size, shape, dielectric constant, and spacing of a plurality of microcavity defects in the photonic crystal. The optical amplifier is particularly useful for the regeneration of DWDM signals in long optical fibers.

  14. Fuel Cycle Analysis Framework Base Cases for the IAEA/INPRO GAINS Collaborative Project

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    Brent Dixon

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thirteen countries participated in the Collaborative Project GAINS “Global Architecture of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Thermal and Fast Reactors Including a Closed Fuel Cycle”, which was the primary activity within the IAEA/INPRO Program Area B: “Global Vision on Sustainable Nuclear Energy” for the last three years. The overall objective of GAINS was to develop a standard framework for assessing future nuclear energy systems taking into account sustainable development, and to validate results through sample analyses. This paper details the eight scenarios that constitute the GAINS framework base cases for analysis of the transition to future innovative nuclear energy systems. The framework base cases provide a reference for users of the framework to start from in developing and assessing their own alternate systems. Each base case is described along with performance results against the GAINS sustainability evaluation metrics. The eight cases include four using a moderate growth projection and four using a high growth projection for global nuclear electricity generation through 2100. The cases are divided into two sets, addressing homogeneous and heterogeneous scenarios developed by GAINS to model global fuel cycle strategies. The heterogeneous world scenario considers three separate nuclear groups based on their fuel cycle strategies, with non-synergistic and synergistic cases. The framework base case analyses results show the impact of these different fuel cycle strategies while providing references for future users of the GAINS framework. A large number of scenario alterations are possible and can be used to assess different strategies, different technologies, and different assumptions about possible futures of nuclear power. Results can be compared to the framework base cases to assess where these alternate cases perform differently versus the sustainability indicators.

  15. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design

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    Feng, Jingjuan Dove; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design. Proceedings ofWater-based radiant cooling systems are gaining popularityGain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design. Proceedings of

  16. Host galaxies and environment of BL Lac objects

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    J. Heidt

    1998-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the last meeting on BL Lac objects 10 years ago, BL Lac host galaxies and their cluster environment have gained much attention. Hence, our current knowledge of the properties of BL Lac host galaxies and their cluster environment has improved considerably, which will be reviewed. The importance of future observing programs using (very) large telescopes is briefly outlined.

  17. TRADE COSTS AND THE GAINS FROM TRADE IN CROP AGRICULTURE

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    Tullos, Desiree

    TRADE COSTS AND THE GAINS FROM TRADE IN CROP AGRICULTURE JEFFREY J. REIMER AND MAN LI We develop trade, and the elasticity of trade volumes to trade costs. The distribution of the gains from trade the extent by which changes in one country are transmitted to others. Key words: geography, grains, trade

  18. Using a Compound Gain Field to Compute a Reach Plan

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    Snyder, Larry

    underlie more complex computations such as translation-invariance in inferior temporal cortex (Salinas and Thier, 2000; Salinas and Sejnowski, 2001). In summary, gain fields appear in many parts of the brain computations (Salinas and Sejnowski, 2001). Zipser and Andersen (1988) realized that eye position gain fields

  19. Understanding Lustre Internals

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    Wang, Feiyi [ORNL; Oral, H Sarp [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Drokin, Oleg [ORNL; Wang, Di [ORNL; Huang, He [ORNL

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lustre was initiated and funded, almost a decade ago, by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories to address the need for an open source, highly-scalable, high-performance parallel filesystem on by then present and future supercomputing platforms. Throughout the last decade, it was deployed over numerous medium-to-large-scale supercomputing platforms and clusters, and it performed and met the expectations of the Lustre user community. As it stands at the time of writing this document, according to the Top500 list, 15 of the top 30 supercomputers in the world use Lustre filesystem. This report aims to present a streamlined overview on how Lustre works internally at reasonable details including relevant data structures, APIs, protocols and algorithms involved for Lustre version 1.6 source code base. More importantly, it tries to explain how various components interconnect with each other and function as a system. Portions of this report are based on discussions with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Lustre Center of Excellence team members and portions of it are based on our own understanding of how the code works. We, as the authors team bare all responsibilities for all errors and omissions in this document. We can only hope it helps current and future Lustre users and Lustre code developers as much as it helped us understanding the Lustre source code and its internal workings.

  20. Mechanistic understanding of microbial desulfurization

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    Abín-Fuentes, Andrés

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The increasing global levels of sulfur content in crude oil have motivated the development of alternate desulfurization technologies. Microbial desulfurization or biodesulfurization (BDS) has gained interest due to the ...

  1. Recent Stirling engine loss - understanding results

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    Tew, R.C.; Thieme, L.G.; Dudenhoefer, J.E.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For several years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other US Government agencies have been funding experimental and analytical efforts to improve the understanding of Stirling thermodynamic losses. NASA`s objective is to improve Stirling engine design capability to support the development of new engines for space power. An overview of these efforts was last given at the 1988 IECEC. Recent results of this research are reviewed.

  2. Quantifying the mechanisms of domain gain in animal proteins

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    Buljan, Marija; Frankish, Adam; Bateman, Alex

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , if a domain gain is reported in the genomes with better quality annotations it could be that in the genomes of lower quality the domain is missing only due to incomplete annotation. To investigate the possible extent of errors introduced by the first... by this error. Namely, domain gains that occurred in the human lineage after the divergence of vertebrates (121 reported domain gain events) can have on one side well studied genomes as human and mouse and on the other side, as an outgroup, lower quality...

  3. FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS

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    Ratner, D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    taper mea- surements from LCLS. We ?nd gain lengths of ? 2.9AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS ? D. Ratner † , A. Brachmann,et al. , First Results of the LCLS Laser-Heater Sys- tem,

  4. activated high gain: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Gain Observer and High-Order Sliding Mode Controller for a DFIG-Based Wind Turbine in variable speed wind turbines. In this context, a control strategy is proposed to ensure...

  5. Resonator Modes in High Gain Free Electron Lasers

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    Xie, M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Optical Guiding in Free Electron Lasers", Department ofModes in High Gain Free Electron Lasers M. Xie. D.A.O.International Free Electron Laser Conference. Naples. FL.

  6. Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ

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    Fisk, William J.

    2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The available scientific data suggest that existing technologies and procedures can improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a manner that significantly increases productivity and health. While there is considerable uncertainty in the estimates of the magnitudes of productivity gains that may be obtained, the projected gains are very large. For the U.S., the estimated potential annual savings and productivity gains are $6 to $14 billion from reduced respiratory disease, $2 to $4 billion from reduced allergies and asthma, $10 to $30 billion from reduced sick building syndrome symptoms, and $20 to $160 billion from direct improvements in worker performance that are unrelated to health. Productivity gains that are quantified and demonstrated could serve as a strong stimulus for energy efficiency measures that simultaneously improve the indoor environment.

  7. FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS

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    Ratner, D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    more than double the coherent, FEL power over the satura-FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS ? D.Figure 11: Post-saturation FEL pulse energy for a taper with

  8. Proceedings Engineering Distributed Objects

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    Emmerich, Wolfgang

    -18, 1999 Edited by Wolfgang Emmerich Volker Gruhn #12;#12;Table of Contents Introduction Wolfgang Emmerich;#12;Engineering Distributed Objects (EDO 99) Introduction Wolfgang Emmerich Dept. of Computer Science University College London London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom w.emmerich@cs.ucl.ac.uk Volker Gruhn Informatik 10 Universit

  9. Functional Objects Matthias Felleisen

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    Strickland, Stevie

    . (1993) Favor immutability. (2001) Use value objects when possible. (2001) #12;The Problem · UFO · an anti-UFO battery · a bunch of shots #12;OO Analysis World of UFOs UFO AUP Shot Shot Shot * * * fire hit Events (Clock, Mouse, Keys) move #12;OO Design UFO World AUP Shot UFO Shot Shot * * * * Events #12;class

  10. Using Numerical Simulations to Gain Insight into the Structure of Superbubbles

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    Philip T. Komljenovic; Shantanu Basu; Doug Johnstone

    1999-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent high resolution observations of Galactic superbubbles have motivated us to re-examine several classes of superbubble models. We compare three classes of hydrodynamic models (the Kompaneets approximation, the thin shell model, and numerical simulations) in order to understand the structure of superbubbles and to gain insight into observations. In particular, we apply models to the W4 superbubble, which has been observed in the Pilot project of the arcminute resolution Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (Normandeau et al. 1996). Magnetohydrodynamic simulations are also performed and point the way to a fuller understanding of the W4 superbubble. We suggest that the highly collimated bubble and apparent lack of a Rayleigh-Taylor instability in the superbubble shell can be explained by the presence of a magnetic field.

  11. Understanding Human Experience Henry Kautz

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    Kautz, Henry

    Understanding Human Experience Henry Kautz One of the earliest goals of research in artificial intelligence was to create systems that can interpret and understand day to day human experience. Early work on the goal of building systems that understand human experience. Each of the previous barriers is weakened

  12. Understanding Regional Economic Growth in IndiaUnderstanding Regional Economic Growth in India Understanding Regional Economic

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    Understanding Regional Economic Growth in IndiaUnderstanding Regional Economic Growth in India Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India* Jeffrey D. Sachs Director The Earth Institute at Columbia_ramiah@yahoo.co.uk Asian Economic Papers 1:3 © 2002 The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Massachusetts

  13. The Origin of Apollo Objects

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    Perlmutter, Saul

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preprint #17342 The Origin of Apollo Objects Saul Perlmutterfor the creation of the Apollo objects. The collisions ofthe size and orbit of the Apollo objects to account for the

  14. Information Gain Based Dimensionality Selection for Classifying Text Documents

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    Dumidu Wijayasekara; Milos Manic; Miles McQueen

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Selecting the optimal dimensions for various knowledge extraction applications is an essential component of data mining. Dimensionality selection techniques are utilized in classification applications to increase the classification accuracy and reduce the computational complexity. In text classification, where the dimensionality of the dataset is extremely high, dimensionality selection is even more important. This paper presents a novel, genetic algorithm based methodology, for dimensionality selection in text mining applications that utilizes information gain. The presented methodology uses information gain of each dimension to change the mutation probability of chromosomes dynamically. Since the information gain is calculated a priori, the computational complexity is not affected. The presented method was tested on a specific text classification problem and compared with conventional genetic algorithm based dimensionality selection. The results show an improvement of 3% in the true positives and 1.6% in the true negatives over conventional dimensionality selection methods.

  15. Single contact tailored gain phased array of semiconductor lasers

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    Lindsey, C.P.; Kapon, E.; Katz, J.; Margalit, S.; Yariv, A.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate a single contact tailored gain-guided array in which the gain profile across the array is made strongly asymmetric by varying the width of the contact stripes. A proton isolated array of six (GaAl)As lasers with 5-..mu..m separations and widths varying linearly between 3 and 8 ..mu..m had a single lobed far field 2/sup 0/ wide, close to the diffraction limit for a single supermode. Fabrication of this device is simple, and suited to large-scale processing techniques. We also show that in such an asymmetric gain-guided array the fundamental mode is favored over higher order modes, and that higher order modes can have single lobed far-field patterns differing only slightly from that of the fundamental.

  16. Predictive mechanisms and object representations used in object manipulation

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    Flanagan, Randy

    in object manipulation tasks. We also consider the relationship between internal models of objects em of the manipulated objects. This involves both feedforward control, based on prediction, and feedback control and internal models Skilled object manipulation requires the ability to estimate, in advance, the motor com

  17. The Object Orientation of Object Petri Nets Charles Lakos,

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    Lakos, Charles

    The Object Orientation of Object Petri Nets Charles Lakos, Computer Science Department, University informally introduces Object Petri Nets (OPNs) with a number of examples and discusses how this kind of Petri Net addresses a number of issues pertinent to Concurrent Object­Oriented Programming Languages. OPNs

  18. Coupling mechanism of gain-guided integrated semiconductor laser arrays

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    Kapon, E.; Lindsey, C.; Katz, J.; Margalit, S.; Yariv, A.

    1984-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that a gain-guided laser array couples via propagating fields rather than the evanescent mode coupling typically responsible for directional coupling in passive (directional couplers) and active (laser array) devices. We show that these phase-locked modes exhibit an interference pattern, in the junction plane, which arises from the curvature of the phase fronts of optical fields of the interacting lasers. The experimental results are interpreted with the aid of a simple theoretical model, and the effect of the observed mode pattern on the coupling of gain-guided lasers is discussed.

  19. High-frequency absorption and gain in superlattices: Semiquasistatic approach

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    A. V. Shorokhov; K. N. Alekseev

    2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a generation and an amplification of THz radiation in semiconductor superlattices under the action of microwave pump field. Electrons belonging to a single miniband of the superlattice interact quasistatically with the pump field and dynamically with a signal THz field. Within this semiquasistic approach we derive elegant difference formulas describing absorption (gain) of the weak THz signal. We present an instructive geometric interpretation of the absorption formulas which allows a search of optimum conditions for the gain employing only a simple qualitative analysis. Our theoretical findings contribute to the development of sources and detectors of THz radiation that are using nonlinear electric properties of semiconductor superlattices.

  20. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant Floor Cooling System Design

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    Feng, Jingjuan Dove; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bauman F. 2013. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant FloorBauman F. 2013. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant FloorBauman F. 2013. Impact of Solar Heat Gain on Radiant Floor

  1. Physically Transparent Formulation of a Free-Electron Laser in the Linear Gain Regime

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    Barletta, W.A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in High-Gain, High-Power Free-Electron Lasers: Physics andFormulation of a Free-Electron Laser in the Linear GainFormulation of a Free-Electron Laser in the Linear Gain

  2. Performance of Hole-Coupling Resonator in the Presence of Asymmetric Modes and FEL Gain

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    Xie, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is derived in, K. -1. Kim, "FEL Gain Taking into Accountof Asymmetric Modes :1nd FEL Gain M. Xie and K. -J. KimOF ASYMMETRIC MODES AND FEL GAIN· Ming Xie and Kwang-Je Kim

  3. Understanding the Irradiation Behavior of Zirconium Carbide

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    Motta, Arthur; Sridharan, Kumar; Morgan, Dane; Szlufarska, Izabela

    2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Zirconium carbide (ZrC) is being considered for utilization in high-temperature gas-cooled reactor fuels in deep-burn TRISO fuel. Zirconium carbide possesses a cubic B1-type crystal structure with a high melting point, exceptional hardness, and good thermal and electrical conductivities. The use of ZrC as part of the TRISO fuel requires a thorough understanding of its irradiation response. However, the radiation effects on ZrC are still poorly understood. The majority of the existing research is focused on the radiation damage phenomena at higher temperatures (>450{degree}C) where many fundamental aspects of defect production and kinetics cannot be easily distinguished. Little is known about basic defect formation, clustering, and evolution of ZrC under irradiation, although some atomistic simulation and phenomenological studies have been performed. Such detailed information is needed to construct a model describing the microstructural evolution in fast-neutron irradiated materials that will be of great technological importance for the development of ZrC- based fuel. The goal of the proposed project is to gain fundamental understanding of the radiation-induced defect formation in zirconium carbide and irradiation response (ZrC) by using a combination of state-of-the-art experimental methods and atomistic modeling. This project will combine (1) in situ ion irradiation at a specialized facility at a national laboratory, (2) controlled temperature proton irradiation on bulk samples, and (3) atomistic modeling to gain a fundamental understanding of defect formation in ZrC. The proposed project will cover the irradiation temperatures from cryogenic temperature to as high as 800{degree}C, and dose ranges from 0.1 to 100 dpa. The examination of this wide range of temperatures and doses allows us to obtain an experimental data set that can be effectively used to exercise and benchmark the computer calculations of defect properties. Combining the examination of radiation-induced microstructures mapped spatially and temporally, microstructural evolution during post-irradiation annealing, and atomistic modeling of defect formation and transport energetics will provide new, critical understanding about property changes in ZrC. The behavior of materials under irradiation is determined by the balance between damage production, defect clustering, and lattice response. In order to predict those effects at high temperatures so targeted testing can be expanded and extrapolated beyond the known database, it is necessary to determine the defect energetics and mobilities as these control damage accumulation and annealing. In particular, low-temperature irradiations are invaluable for determining the regions of defect mobility. Computer simulation techniques are particularly useful for identifying basic defect properties, especially if closely coupled with a well-constructed and complete experimental database. The close coupling of calculation and experiment in this project will provide mutual benchmarking and allow us to glean a deeper understanding of the irradiation response of ZrC, which can then be applied to the prediction of its behavior in reactor conditions.

  4. Supernovae as stellar objects

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    W. Hillebrandt; M. Reinecke; J. C. Niemeyer

    2000-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) are generally believed to be the result of the thermonuclear disruption of Chandrasekhar-mass carbon-oxygen white dwarfs, mainly because such thermonuclear explosions can account for the right amount of nickel, which is needed to explain the light curves and the late-time spectra, and the abundances of intermediate-mass nuclei which dominate the spectra near maximum light. Because of their enormous brightness and apparent homogeneity SN Ia have become an important tool to measure cosmological parameters. In this article the present understanding of the physics of thermonuclear explosions is reviewed. In particular, we focus our attention on subsonic ("deflagration") fronts, i.e. we investigate fronts propagating by heat diffusion and convection rather than by compression. Models based upon this mode of nuclear burning have been applied very successfully to the SN Ia problem, and are able to reproduce many of their observed features remarkably well. However, the models also indicate that SN Ia may differ considerably from each other, which is of importance if they are to be used as standard candles.

  5. Optical gain, spontaneous and stimulated emission of surface plasmon

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    Grandidier, Jonathan

    Optical gain, spontaneous and stimulated emission of surface plasmon polaritons in confined plasmonic waveguide G. Colas des Francs,1, P. Bramant,1 J. Grandidier,1,2 A. Bouhelier,1 J.-C. Weeber,1.colas-des-francs@u-bourgogne.fr Abstract: We develop a theoretical model to compute the local density of states in a confined plasmonic

  6. A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to track Maneuvering Targets

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    Naik, Naren

    1 A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to track Maneuvering Targets Ashwin Yadav1 , Peeyush domains. One of the most fundamental and widely used approaches to target tracking is the Kalman filter. In presence of unknown noise statistics there are difficulties in the Kalman filter yielding acceptable

  7. Generalized solar load ratio correlation for direct gain buildings

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    Wray, W.O.; Best, E.D.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A generalized solar load ratio correlation has been developed for direct gain buildings by generating relationships between the correlation parameters and two fundamental design parameters. The first design parameter is the steady state conductance of the solar aperture, U/sub c/. The second is the effective heat capacity of the solar zone, EHC.

  8. 1 INTRODUCTION Alternative energy sources have increasingly gained

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    Sandborn, Peter

    1 INTRODUCTION Alternative energy sources have increasingly gained the interest for governments it is required, is a major concern for alternative energy systems. Profits and environmental benefits, research institutes, academia, and industry in order to advance the penetration of sustainable energy

  9. Theory of laser oscillation in resonators with photorefractive gain

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    Yariv, A.; Kwong, S.

    1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A theory for oscillation in an optical resonator with photorefractive gain was formulated. The threshold conditions for the oscillation were also obtained. The result, applicable to a whole class of new devices, is a prediction for an oscillation frequency different from that of the pump beam.

  10. Design of a variable gain amplifier for an ultrawideband receiver

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    Krishnanji, Sivasankari

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and the analog VGA is formed by a digital-to-analog converter and an exponential voltage generator. The gain of the VGA varies dB-linearly from 0 to 52 dB with respect to the control voltage. The VGA is operated in open loop with a bandwidth greater than 500 MHz...

  11. GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

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    Cinabro, David

    GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE. · For additional program information: http://slis.wayne.edu/certificates/archival-administration.php Classification://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=89431 STANDARDIZED OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION (SOC) CODES · 25-4013.00 Museum Technicians

  12. GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

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    Cinabro, David

    GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE information: http://slis.wayne.edu/certificates/information-management.php Classification of Instructional://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=89431 STANDARDIZED OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION (SOC) CODES · 11-9199.07 Security Managers

  13. PiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost

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    Danforth, Bryan Nicholas

    PiPe dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the ConstruCtion of Keystone XL a rePort by Corne, and Induced) Jobs from Keystone XL 26 KXL Will Have Minor Impact on Unemployment Levels 27 Four Ways Keystone to the Keystone XL budget and expenditures, steel sourcing, and the costs of environmental damage. #12;Corne

  14. A Guide for International PhD Gain a Doctorate

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    Schüler, Axel

    A Guide for International PhD Candidates Gain a Doctorate in Leipzig internationalCentre|AAA 1 #12;Contents page Why choose the Universität Leipzig for my PhD? 3 Application and Admission 4 Which PhD programme is right for me? 4 5 steps to a PhD 5 Research Academy Leipzig 8 Internationale

  15. Accepted Manuscript Title: Dramatic Performance Gains in Vanadium Redox Flow

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    Mench, Matthew M.

    ) are a potentially enabling technology for intermittent, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power [1, for most stationary power uses, the #12;Page 3 of 18 Accepted M anuscript energy density per seAccepted Manuscript Title: Dramatic Performance Gains in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Through

  16. U-178: VMware vMA Library Loading Error Lets Local Users Gain...

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

    Buffer Overflow and Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges U-094: EMC Documentum Content Server Lets Local Administrative Users Gain Elevated Privileges...

  17. Understanding Japan's Role in a

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    Qian, Ning

    Understanding Japan's Role in a Global Economy #12;Promoting Knowledge on Japan The Center Japan focused on understanding Japan's role in the global economy. Established in 1986 under... · Organizing conferences, workshops and seminars on topics related to Japan and the United States, and the role

  18. Radiation-induced gain degradation in lateral PNP BJTs with lightly and heavily doped emitters

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    Wu, A. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Schrimpf, R.D. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States); Pease, R.L. [RLP Research, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Fleetwood, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Kosier, S.L. [VTC Inc., Bloomington, MN (United States)

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ionizing radiation may cause failures in ICs due to gain degradation of individual devices. The base current of irradiated bipolar devices increases with total dose, while the collector current remains relatively constant. This results in a decrease in the current gain. Lateral PNP (LPNP) transistors typically exhibit more degradation than vertical PNP devices at the same total dose, and have been blamed as the cause of early IC failures at low dose rates. It is important to understand the differences in total-dose response between devices with heavily- and lightly-doped emitters in order to compare different technologies and evaluate the applicability of proposed low-dose-rate hardness-assurance methods. This paper addresses these differences by comparing two different LPNP devices from the same process: one with a heavily-doped emitter and one with a lightly-doped emitter. Experimental results demonstrate that the lightly-doped devices are more sensitive to ionizing radiation and simulations illustrate that increased recombination on the emitter side of the junction is responsible for the higher sensitivity.

  19. Radio interferometric gain calibration as a complex optimization problem

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    Smirnov, Oleg

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent developments in optimization theory have extended some traditional algorithms for least-squares optimization of real-valued functions (Gauss-Newton, Levenberg-Marquardt, etc.) into the domain of complex functions of a complex variable. This employs a formalism called the Wirtinger derivative, and derives a full-complex Jacobian counterpart to the conventional real Jacobian. We apply these developments to the problem of radio interferometric gain calibration, and show how the general complex Jacobian formalism, when combined with conventional optimization approaches, yields a whole new family of calibration algorithms, including those for the polarized and direction-dependent gain regime. We further extend the Wirtinger calculus to an operator-based matrix calculus for describing the polarized calibration regime. Using approximate matrix inversion results in computationally efficient implementations; we show that some recently proposed calibration algorithms such as StefCal and peeling can be understood...

  20. Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials

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    Understanding solar energy collection materials Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of...

  1. Object Closure Conversion * Neal Glew

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    Glew, Neal

    of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object closure conversio* *n Object Closure Conversion * Neal into closed code and auxiliary data* * structures. Closure conversion has been extensively studied

  2. Visualization tools for moving objects

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    Vargas Estrada, Aimee

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    start and a goal configuration for a movable object. The workspace is, in traditional robotics and animation applications, composed of one or more objects (called obstacles) that cannot overlap with the robot. As even the simplest motion planning...

  3. HOGgles: Visualizing Object Detection Features

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    Vondrick, Carl Martin

    We introduce algorithms to visualize feature spaces used by object detectors. The tools in this paper allow a human to put on 'HOG goggles' and perceive the visual world as a HOG based object detector sees it. We found ...

  4. Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation via incoherent pump field

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    M. Mahmoudi; S. Worya Rabiei; L. Safari; M. Sahrai

    2008-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the dispersion and the absorption properties of a weak probe field in a three-level Lambda-type atomic system. We use just an incoherent field for controlling the group velocity of light. It is shown that the slope of dispersion changes from positive to negative just with changing the intensity of the indirect incoherent pumping field. Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation appears in this system. No laser field is used in the pumping processes.

  5. Work and energy gain of heat-pumped quantized amplifiers

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    David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky; Robert Alicki; Gershon Kurizki

    2013-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate heat-pumped single-mode amplifiers of quantized fields in high-Q cavities based on non-inverted two-level systems. Their power generation is shown to crucially depend on the capacity of the quantum state of the field to accumulate useful work. By contrast, the energy gain of the field is shown to be insensitive to its quantum state. Analogies and differences with masers are explored.

  6. High gain preamplifier based on optical parametric amplification

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    Jovanovic, Igor; Bonner, Randal A.

    2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-gain preamplifier based on optical parametric amplification. A first nonlinear crystal is operatively connected to a second nonlinear crystal. A first beam relay telescope is operatively connected to a second beam relay telescope, to the first nonlinear crystal, and to the second nonlinear crystal. A first harmonic beamsplitter is operatively connected to a second harmonic beamsplitter, to the first nonlinear crystal, to the second nonlinear crystal, to the first beam relay telescope, and to the second beam relay telescope.

  7. As geoscience educators, we focus on helping students understand technical content and learn to think like

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    ABSTRACT As geoscience educators, we focus on helping students understand technical content grading student writing and still yield more learning benefits from incorporating writing. This approach with a geoscience course suggest gains in student learning. INTRODUCTION As faculty members in geoscience education

  8. Effective Date: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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    Effective Date: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Between DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION IN AVIATION AND SPACE TRANSPORTATION I. PURPOSE The Department of TransportatiodFederal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), hereinafter "the Parties

  9. Understanding and Improving Software Productivity

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    Scacchi, Walt

    Understanding and Improving Software Productivity Walt Scacchi Institute for Software Research;2 Introduction · What affects software productivity? ­ Software productivity has been one of the most studied aspects of software engineering ­ Goal: review sample of empirical studies of software productivity

  10. Intra-cavity gain shaping of mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser oscillations

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    Yefet, Shai; Pe'er, Avi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gain properties of an oscillator strongly affect its behavior. When the gain is homogeneous, different modes compete for gain resources in a `winner takes all' manner, whereas with inhomogeneous gain, modes can coexist if they utilize different gain resources. We demonstrate precise control over the mode competition in a mode locked Ti:sapphire oscillator by manipulation and spectral shaping of the gain properties, thus steering the competition towards a desired, otherwise inaccessible, oscillation. Specifically, by adding a small amount of spectrally shaped inhomogeneous gain to the standard homogeneous gain oscillator, we selectively enhance a desired two-color oscillation, which is inherently unstable to mode competition and could not exist in a purely homogeneous gain oscillator. By tuning the parameters of the additional inhomogeneous gain we flexibly control the center wavelengths, relative intensities and widths of the two colors.

  11. From Surfaces to Objects: Recognizing Objects Using Surface Information and Object Models 

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    Fisher III, Robert B.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes research on recognising partially obscured objects using surface information like Marr's 2½ D sketch ([MAR82]) and surface-based geometrical object models. The goal of the recognition proce88 is to ...

  12. From Surfaces to Objects: Recognizing Objects Using Surface Information and Object Models 

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    Fisher, Robert B.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes research on recognizing partially obscured objects using surface information like Marr's 2D sketch ([MAR82]) and surface-based geometrical object models. The goal of the recognition process is to ...

  13. Nature's objects : geology, aesthetics, and the understanding of materiality in eighteenth-century Britain and France

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    Ferng, Jennifer Hsiao-Mei

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Explorations of aesthetic design and scientific experimentation have traditionally relied upon the natural world as a source of inspiration. Notably absent from previous studies of the eighteenth century is the dynamic ...

  14. Using neural population decoding to understand high level visual processing

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    from understanding these issues, and progress has been slow. One of the main problems holding back temporal cortex (ITC) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) by dynamic patterns of neural activity, and that when a monkey attends to an object in a cluttered display, the pattern of ITC activity returns to a state

  15. FEL GAIN LENGTH AND TAPER MEASUREMENTS AT LCLS

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    Ratner, D.; Fawley, W. M.; Brachmann, A.; Decker, F.J.; Ding, Y.; Dowell, D.; Emma, P.; Frisch, J.; Gilevich, S.; Hays, G.; Hering, P.; Huang, Z.; Loos, H.; Miahnahri, A.; Nuhn, H.D.; Turner, J.; Welch, J.; White, W.; Wu, J.; Xiang, D.; Yocky, G.; Fawley, W. M.

    2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present experimental studies of the gain length and saturation power level from 1.5 nm to 1.5 Angstroms at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). By disrupting theFEL process with an orbit kick, we are able to measure the X-ray intensity as a function of undulator length. This kick method is cross-checked with the method of removing undulator sections. We also study the FEL-induced electron energy loss after saturation to determine the optimal taper of the undulator K values. The experimental results are compared to theory and simulations.

  16. Fresnel reflection from a cavity with net roundtrip gain

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    Mansuripur, Tobias S

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A planewave incident on an active etalon with net roundtrip gain may be expected to diverge in field amplitude, yet Maxwell's equations admit only a convergent solution. By examining a Gaussian beam obliquely incident on such a cavity, we find that the "side-tail" of the beam leaks into the cavity and gives rise to a field that interferes with the main portion of the beam, which is ultimately responsible for the convergence of the field. This mechanism offers perspective for many phenomena, and we specifically discuss the implications for amplified total internal reflection.

  17. USOSP Agreement MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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    Rutten, Rob

    USO­SP Agreement USO ­ SP MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING on UTRECHT ­ STOCKHOLM ­ OSLO COLLABORATION IN SOLAR PHYSICS CONSIDERING that ­ the Solar Physics group of the Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht, Faculteit Natuur- en Ster- renkunde, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands (henceforth abbreviated

  18. Children's Understanding of Animal Minds 

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    Collins, Timothy

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines the development of children’s understanding of animals’ minds and mental capabilities over two experiments. Experiment 1 modified standard false-belief and discrepant-desire tasks in two age-groups (3-4 and 7-8 years) to test...

  19. Photobiology Research Understanding fundamental biological

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    of fuels and chemicals, and understanding electron transport for hybrid generation of solar fuels NREL · Characterization and engineering of redox enzymes and proteins for fuel production · Genetic and pathway engineering of model organisms to improve production of hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels · Studies

  20. Memorandum of Understanding between the

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    Doering, Tamara

    Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan. Joint selection of scholars will be made by MOE and WUSTL before the end of March each year. 8) Costs and administration The total costs of each scholarship will be divided in the ratio 1:1 between MOE and WUSTL. MOE

  1. Object Closure Conversion Cornell University

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    Glew, Neal

    that a direct formulation of object closure conversion is interesting and gives further insight into generalObject Closure Conversion Neal Glew Cornell University 24 August 1999 Abstract An integral part of implementing functional languages is closure conversion--the process of converting code with free variables

  2. Environmental Science and Resource Management Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives

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    Anderson, Richard

    Environmental Science and Resource Management Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives Students completing the B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management will have the following: KNOWLEDGE SETS and environmental ethics. · Understand application of ecosystem and social concepts along the urban to wildland

  3. OnObject : programming of physical objects for gestural interaction

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    Chung, Keywon

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have fueled our imagination about the future of computational user experience by coupling physical objects and activities with digital information. Despite their conceptual popularity, TUIs ...

  4. Exact and variational solutions of 3D Eigenmodes in high gain Free Electron Lasers

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    Xie, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Motz, Undulators and Free-Electron Lasers, (Clarendon Press,in High . Gain Free Electron Lasers MingXie Accelerator andin High Gain Free Electron Lasers Ming Xie Accelerator and

  5. FEL Gain Taking into Account Diffraction and Electron Beam Emittance; Generalized Madey's Theorem

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    Kim, K.-J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    be published in the Proceedings FEL Gain Taking into AccountLBL--30628 DE92 002262 FEL Gain Taking into Accountfunction SF contains the FEL dynamics, and will be regarded

  6. T-591: VMware vmrun Utility Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges...

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

    1: VMware vmrun Utility Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges T-591: VMware vmrun Utility Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges March 30, 2011 - 3:05pm Addthis PROBLEM: A...

  7. The core legion object model

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    Lewis, M.; Grimshaw, A. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Legion project at the University of Virginia is an architecture for designing and building system services that provide the illusion of a single virtual machine to users, a virtual machine that provides secure shared object and shared name spaces, application adjustable fault-tolerance, improved response time, and greater throughput. Legion targets wide area assemblies of workstations, supercomputers, and parallel supercomputers, Legion tackles problems not solved by existing workstation based parallel processing tools; the system will enable fault-tolerance, wide area parallel processing, inter-operability, heterogeneity, a single global name space, protection, security, efficient scheduling, and comprehensive resource management. This paper describes the core Legion object model, which specifies the composition and functionality of Legion`s core objects-those objects that cooperate to create, locate, manage, and remove objects in the Legion system. The object model facilitates a flexible extensible implementation, provides a single global name space, grants site autonomy to participating organizations, and scales to millions of sites and trillions of objects.

  8. STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF LOGARITHMIC FUNCTION ...

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    Rachael Kenney

    2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    be treated as both a process and an object at the same time, and that it is the ability to deal with this dual ... with notation that gives a clear rule for what to do with an input value (Hurwitz, 1999). For example, f(x) ... logarithm as a function output.

  9. Relative Gain Monitoring of the GlueX Calorimeters

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    Anassontzis, Efstratios G. [JLAB/National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Ioannou, P. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Kourkoumelis, C. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Vasileiadis, G. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Voulgaris, G. [National and Kapodestrian University of Athens (Greece); Kappos, E. [Symmetron Electronic Applications, Gerakas (Greece); Beattie, T. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Krueger, S. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Lolos, G. J. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Papandreou, Z. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Semenov, A. Yu. [University of Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada); Frye, John M. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Leckey, John P. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Shepherd, Matt [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Bogart, T. [JLAB/CNU, Newport News, VA (United States); Lawrence, David W. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Smith, Elton S. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The relative gain of the photodetectors for the GlueX Barrel and Forward calorimeters will be monitored using modular LED driver systems. The BCAL system consists of a global controller that feeds power, bias voltage and trigger signals to 96 local controllers situated at the ends of the 48 BCAL modules, which drive 40 LEDs associated with the 40 light guides at the end of each module. The FCAL system consists also of a global controller, a local controller for each acrylic quadrant covering the face of the FCAL, and ten 4-LED pulser boards per local controller connected in a star configuration along the edges of the acrylic panes. The respective systems are currently being installed on the detectors and their tested performance is presented herein.

  10. Investigation of spectrally broad gain multiple-width quantum well material for colliding pulse

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    and MWQW devices, are shown in Fig. 1. At zero net modal gain, confined material gain is equal just below 1:5 kA cmÀ2 ; the net modal gain contribution is zero at 1560 nm, corresponding contributed to the zero net modal gain before the narrow wells at a current density of 2­3 kA cmÀ2 : The 6

  11. Room temperature broadband terahertz gains in graphene heterostructures based on inter-layer radiative transitions

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    Tang, Linlong [Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology, College of Physics and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China); Chongqing institute of green and intelligent technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, 401122 (China); Du, Jinglei, E-mail: dujl@scu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology, College of Physics and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064 (China); Shi, Haofei, E-mail: shi@cigit.ac.cn; Wei, Dongshan; Du, Chunlei, E-mail: cldu@cigit.ac.cn [Chongqing institute of green and intelligent technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, 401122 (China)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We exploit inter-layer radiative transitions to provide gains to amplify terahertz waves in graphene heterostructures. This is achieved by properly doping graphene sheets and aligning their energy bands so that the processes of stimulated emissions can overwhelm absorptions. We derive an expression for the gain estimation and show the gain is insensitive to temperature variation. Moreover, the gain is broadband and can be strong enough to compensate the free carrier loss, indicating graphene based room temperature terahertz lasers are feasible.

  12. 06241 Abstracts Collection Human Motion -Understanding, Modeling,

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    06241 Abstracts Collection Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Summary Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Workshop Reinhard Klette 06241 Human Motion - Understanding, Modeling, Capture and Animation. 13th Workshop "Theoretical

  13. Social networks for lonely objects

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    Kestner, John Anthony

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Visions of ubiquitous computing describe a network of devices that quietly supports human goals, but this may also add complexity to an already frustrating relationship between humans and their electronic objects. As we ...

  14. Renewable and Recycled Energy Objective

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    In March 2007, the North Dakota enacted legislation (H.B. 1506) establishing an ''objective'' that 10% of all retail electricity sold in the state be obtained from renewable energy and recycled...

  15. Motor Vehicle Record Procedure Objective

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    Kirschner, Denise

    Motor Vehicle Record Procedure Objective Outline the procedure for obtaining motor vehicle record (MVR) through Fleet Services. Vehicle Operator Policy 3. Operators with 7 or more points on their motor vehicle record

  16. Detection of a concealed object

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    Keller, Paul E [Richland, WA; Hall, Thomas E [Kennewick, WA; McMakin, Douglas L [Richland, WA

    2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to determine if a clothed individual is carrying a suspicious, concealed object. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual through interrogation with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range. In one form, image data corresponding to intensity of reflected radiation and differential depth of the reflecting surface is received and processed to detect the suspicious, concealed object.

  17. Detection of a concealed object

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Keller, Paul E. (Richland, WA); Hall, Thomas E. (Kennewick, WA); McMakin, Douglas L. (Richland, WA)

    2008-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to determine if a clothed individual is carrying a suspicious, concealed object. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual through interrogation with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range. In one form, image data corresponding to intensity of reflected radiation and differential depth of the reflecting surface is received and processed to detect the suspicious, concealed object.

  18. Memorandum of Understanding | Department of Energy

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

    Between The Department Of The Navy And The Department of Energy And the Department of Agriculture Memorandum of Understanding Memorandum of understanding between DOE and NGLIA...

  19. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Understanding...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Understanding Protective Film Formation on Magnesium Alloys in Automotive Applications Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Understanding Protective Film Formation on...

  20. Hermeneutics: From Textual Explication to Computer Understanding?

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    Mallery, John C.

    1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hermeneutics, a branch of continental European philosophy concerned with human understanding and the interpretation of written texts, offers insights that may contribute to the understanding of meaning, translation, ...

  1. Using perturbation theory to understand the two body problem in general relativity

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    Adhyam Sundararajan, Pranesh

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Binary systems composed of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) radiate gravitational waves (GWs). The prospect of detecting these GWs using ground and space based experiments has made it imperative to understand ...

  2. Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas Program Objectives Program Objectives High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP) Program Objectives Support the U.S. scientific...

  3. Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    Objectives Program Objectives National Laser Users' Facility Grant Program Objectives The primary purpose of the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF) is to provide facility time...

  4. Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program Program Objectives Program Objectives Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program Objectives Support the U.S. scientific...

  5. Enhancing optical gains in Si nanocrystals via hydrogenation and cerium ion doping

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    Wang, Dong-Chen; Li, Yan-Li; Song, Sheng-Chi; Guo, Wen-Ping; Lu, Ming, E-mail: minglu55@fudan.edu.cn [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, and Shanghai Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing Engineering Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Chen, Jia-Rong [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, and Shanghai Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing Engineering Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); School of Information Engineering, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang 550025 (China)

    2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report optical gain enhancements in Si nanocrystals (Si-NCs) via hydrogenation and Ce{sup 3+} ion doping. Variable stripe length technique was used to obtain gains. At 0.3?W/cm{sup 2} pumping power density of pulsed laser, net gains were observed together with gain enhancements after hydrogenation and/or Ce{sup 3+} ion doping; gains after loss corrections were between 89.52 and 341.95?cm{sup ?1}; and the photoluminescence (PL) lifetime was found to decrease with the increasing gain enhancement. At 0.04?W/cm{sup 2} power density, however, no net gain was found and the PL lifetime increased with the increasing PL enhancement. The results were discussed according to stimulated and spontaneous excitation and de-excitation mechanisms of Si-NCs.

  6. Understanding energy consumption: Beyond technology and economics

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    Wilhite, H.; Shove, E.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes two years of efforts among a cross-disciplinary group of senior researchers to bring social and cultural perspectives to modeling of household energy consumption. The work has been organized by the Center for Energy Studies of the University of Geneva. The researchers represent both the physical and social sciences, several institutions and a number of countries. The initiative was based on an acknowledgement of the failure of technical and economic models to explain consumption or more importantly, how consumption patterns change. Technical and economic models most often either ignore social and cultural issues or reduce them to parameters of other variables. An important objective for the Geneva Group has been to engage modelers and social scientists in a dialogue which brings social and cultural context to the fore. The process reveals interesting insights into the frictions of cross-disciplinary interaction and the emergence of new perspectives. Various classical modeling approaches have been discussed and rejected. Gradually, a framework has emerged which says something about the appropriate institutions and actors which contribute to consumption patterns; about how they are related; and finally about how the interinstitutional relationships and the consumption patterns themselves change. A key point of convergence is that a complete understanding of energy end-use will not be possible from an analysis directed at the point of end use alone. The analysis must incorporate what happens inside institutions like manufacturers, retailers, and public policy organizations as well as how those organizations interact with consumers, including media and advertising. Progress towards a better understanding of energy consumption requires a greater engagement of social scientists with these heretofore little explored actors an relationships.

  7. Acoustic Characterization of Mesoscale Objects

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    Chinn, D; Huber, R; Chambers, D; Cole, G; Balogun, O; Spicer, J; Murray, T

    2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the science and engineering performed to provide state-of-the-art acoustic capabilities for nondestructively characterizing mesoscale (millimeter-sized) objects--allowing micrometer resolution over the objects entire volume. Materials and structures used in mesoscale objects necessitate the use of (1) GHz acoustic frequencies and (2) non-contacting laser generation and detection of acoustic waves. This effort demonstrated that acoustic methods at gigahertz frequencies have the necessary penetration depth and spatial resolution to effectively detect density discontinuities, gaps, and delaminations. A prototype laser-based ultrasonic system was designed and built. The system uses a micro-chip laser for excitation of broadband ultrasonic waves with frequency components reaching 1.0 GHz, and a path-stabilized Michelson interferometer for detection. The proof-of-concept for mesoscale characterization is demonstrated by imaging a micro-fabricated etched pattern in a 70 {micro}m thick silicon wafer.

  8. Object technology: A white paper

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    Jordan, S.R.; Arrowood, L.F.; Cain, W.D.; Stephens, W.M.; Vickers, B.D.

    1992-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Object-Oriented Technology (OOT), although not a new paradigm, has recently been prominently featured in the trade press and even general business publications. Indeed, the promises of object technology are alluring: the ability to handle complex design and engineering information through the full manufacturing production life cycle or to manipulate multimedia information, and the ability to improve programmer productivity in creating and maintaining high quality software. Groups at a number of the DOE facilities have been exploring the use of object technology for engineering, business, and other applications. In this white paper, the technology is explored thoroughly and compared with previous means of developing software and storing databases of information. Several specific projects within the DOE Complex are described, and the state of the commercial marketplace is indicated.

  9. GAiN: Distributed Array Computation with Python

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    Daily, Jeffrey A.

    2009-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Scientific computing makes use of very large, multidimensional numerical arrays - typically, gigabytes to terabytes in size - much larger than can fit on even the largest single compute node. Such arrays must be distributed across a "cluster" of nodes. Global Arrays is a cluster-based software system from Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that enables an efficient, portable, and parallel shared-memory programming interface to manipulate these arrays. Written in and for the C and FORTRAN programming languages, it takes advantage of high-performance cluster interconnections to allow any node in the cluster to access data on any other node very rapidly. The "numpy" module is the de facto standard for numerical calculation in the Python programming language, a language whose use is growing rapidly in the scientific and engineering communities. numpy provides a powerful N-dimensional array class as well as other scientific computing capabilities. However, like the majority of the core Python modules, numpy is inherently serial. Our system, GAiN (Global Arrays in NumPy), is a parallel extension to Python that accesses Global Arrays through numpy. This allows parallel processing and/or larger problem sizes to be harnessed almost transparently within new or existing numpy programs.

  10. Progress in understanding and exploiting stellar oscillation spectra

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    W. A. Dziembowski

    2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Rich oscillation spectra of dwarf-like pulsators contain a wealth of information about the object interiors and, in particular, about macroscopic transport processes, which is the most difficult aspect of stellar physics. Examples of extracting such information from data on solar-like and opacity driven pulsators are given. Problems in understanding new oscillation spectra are discussed. Importance of employing various data on excited mode is emphasized.

  11. Insights gained from in-depth reviews of several industry generated PRAs

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    Pratt, W.T.; Khatib-Rahbar, M.; Bari, R.A.; Rosenthal, J.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the last several years BNL staff have performed in-depth reviews of the containment failure modes and fission product release analyses of all the ''industry'' PRAs submitted to the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC. This program started with a reevaluation of the risks reported in the Zion and Indian Point Probabilistic Safety Studies (PWRs with large dry containments) and was followed by reviews of the Limerick (BWR with Mark II containment) and Big Rock Point (early BWR design) PRAs. We are currently completing reviews of the GESSAR-II (BWR with a Mark III containment) and Millstone-3 (PWR with a subatmospheric containment) PRAs. This paper therefore presents the insights gained from extensive reevaluations of the risk associated with a wide range of reactor and containment designs. In particular, the paper shows how changing methodology has influenced our understanding of containment performance under degraded core conditions and how this influences the frequency, timing and magnitude of fission product release to the environment, which in turn impacts potential off-site consequences. 18 refs.

  12. Secret Objective Standoff: International Safeguards Educational Exercise

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    Okowita, Samantha L [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The International Safeguards Regime, being so multi-faceted, can be overwhelming to those first introduced to its many components. The organizers and lecturers of workshops and courses on nonproliferation often provide a series of independent lectures and must somehow demonstrate the cohesive and effective nature of the system. An exercise titled The Secret Objective Standoff was developed to complement lectures with hands-on learning to assist participants in bringing all the many components (IAEA agreements, export controls, treaty obligations, international diplomacy, etc.) of the International Safeguards Regime together. This exercise divides participants into teams that are assigned the role of either a country or the IAEA and asks that they fully immerse themselves in their roles. The teams are then randomly assigned three unique and secret objectives that are intended to represent realistic and current geopolitical scenarios. Through construction, trading, or hoarding of four resources (experts, technology, money, and uranium), the teams have a finite number of turns to accomplish their objectives. Each turn has three phases random dispersal of resources, a timed discussion where teams can coordinate and strategize with others, and an action phase. During the action phase, teams inform the moderator individually and secretly what they will be doing that turn. The exercise has been tested twice with Oak Ridge National Laboratory personnel, and has been conducted with outside participants twice, in each case the experience was well received by both participants and instructors. This exercise provides instructors the ability to modify the exercise before or during game play to best fit their educational goals. By offering a range of experiences, from an in-depth look at specific components to a generalized overview, this exercise is an effective tool in helping participants achieve a full understanding the International Safeguards Regime.

  13. Remote imaging of concealed objects

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    Lev, Aner, E-mail: lev@soreq.gov.il; Sfez, Bruno, E-mail: lev@soreq.gov.il [Soreq NRC, Yavne, 81800 (Israel)

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical detection of objects hidden behind opaque screening layers is a challenging problem. We demonstrate an optically detected echographic-like method that combines collimated acoustic and laser beams. The acoustic waves cross the screening layers and their back-reflection from the hidden objects is detected through the analysis of a dynamic laser speckle pattern created at the outer surface of the screening layer. Real-time remote detection of moving targets 15 meters away, with a few mm resolutions is demonstrated using a very sensitive camera detection scheme.

  14. Understanding flavour at the LHC

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Huge progress in flavour physics has been achieved by the two B-factories and the Tevatron experiments. This progress has, however, deepened the new physics flavour puzzle: If there is new physics at the TeV scale, why aren't flavour changing neutral current processes enhanced by orders of magnitude compared to the standard model predictions? The forthcoming ATLAS and CMS experiments can potentially solve this puzzle. Perhaps even more surprisingly, these experiments can potentially lead to progress in understanding the standard model flavour puzzle: Why is there smallness and hierarchy in the flavour parameters? Thus, a rich and informative flavour program is awaiting us not only in the flavour-dedicated LHCb experiment, but also in the high-pT ATLAS and CMS experiments.

  15. BA Economics and BA Financial Economics Assessment Plan Program Learning Objectives

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    Cantlon, Jessica F.

    BA Economics and BA Financial Economics ­ Assessment Plan Program Learning Objectives The program will prepare graduates: 1. Understand the "economic way model economic decisions. 3. The ability to analyze historical and current events

  16. A visualization tool to study the motion of complex 3D objects in space

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    Sandhu, Bharatinder Singh

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    generated by a computer program. Graphical representation of ideas and results allows a larger audience to understand and appreciate them. Motion planning consists of moving an object (robot) from one configuration to another. In motion planning we...

  17. Taking a Look at 4.57 Billion Year Old Space Objects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Researchers at the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and NASA's Johnson Space Center are investigating objects some 4.57 billion years old in order to better understand how our solar system developed.

  18. Melting Objects M. W. Jones

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    Jones, Mark W.

    both thermal flow and the latent heat during the phase change. The mechanism for energy transfer. The underlying objects are constructed using Volume Graphics modelling techniques (specifically voxelization graphics is to provide methods for creating visually realistic imagery of nat- ural phenomenon. A great

  19. Hubble's Law and the Distance Scale Landmarks in our understanding of cosmic distances

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    Basu, Shantanu

    find distances to celestial objects? Build up distance scale from direct measurements to nearby objectsHubble's Law and the Distance Scale Landmarks in our understanding of cosmic distances: (1) Triangulation to determine the scale and dynamics of the solar system (Kepler) (2) Parallax to determine

  20. Modeling the Clustering of Objects

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    E. Salvador-Sole

    1995-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    I review the main steps made so far towards the construction of a (semi) analytical model for describing the growth history of bound virialized objects or haloes in the gravitational instability scenario. I mainly focus on those models relying on the spherical collapse approximation which have led to the most complete description. I insist on the different assumptions of each model and outline their main advantages and shortcomings. The work is divided in two parts: a first one dealing with the theoretical mass function of objects, and a second one dealing with the typical growth times and rates. Particular attention is paid to a new model making the practical distinction between accretion and merger events.

  1. Broadband tunability of gain-flattened quantum well semiconductor lasers with an external grating

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    Mittelstein, M.; Mehuys, D.; Yariv, A.; Ungar, J.E.; Sarfaty, R.

    1989-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum well lasers are shown to exhibit flattened broadband gain spectra at a particular pumping condition. The gain requirement for a grating-tuned external cavity configuration is examined and applied to a semiconductor quantum well laser with an optimized length of gain region. The predicted very broadband tunability of quantum well lasers is confirmed experimentally by grating-tuning of uncoated lasers over 85 nm, with single longitudinal mode output power exceeding 200 mW.

  2. The development of an objective weather typing scheme

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    LaFebre, Robert Donald

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). These classifications often increase our understanding of atmospheric phenomena. The fundamental objective of all systems of classification is to obtain the least variability within the groups and the maximum differences among them. It follows that the groups... metropolitan areas, and the passage of frontal systems. He found that above normal mortality is associated with pre-frontal weather in the northcentral and northeastern United States. It should be noted that weather effects are but one small element in a...

  3. antidepressive-drug-induced bodyweight gain: Topics by E-print...

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

    Notional Defined Contributions Accounts (NDCs) Actuarial Teachers' and Researchers' Conference Oxford 14-15th July 2011 by 12;Motivation of this paper Inheritance Gains in...

  4. Post-Genomics Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum: Nanoproteomics and Applications in Life Sciences

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    Tan, Weihong

    Post-Genomics Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum: Nanoproteomics and Applications in Life Sciences of nanotechnology applications, including nanoporous structures, functionalized nanoparticles, quantum dots

  5. Synthesis of superconducting magnesium diboride objects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA); Canfield, Paul C. (Ames, IA); Bud'ko, Sergey L. (Ames, IA); Ostenson, Jerome E. (Ames, IA); Petrovic, Cedomir (Ames, IA); Cunningham, Charles E. (Ames, IA); Lapertot, Gerard (Grenoble, FR)

    2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A process to produce magnesium diboride objects from boron objects with a similar form is presented. Boron objects are reacted with magnesium vapor at a predetermined time and temperature to form magnesium diboride objects having a morphology similar to the boron object's original morphology.

  6. Synthesis Of Superconducting Magnesium Diboride Objects.

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Finnemore, Douglas K. (Ames, IA); Canfield, Paul C. (Ames, IA); Bud'ko, Sergey L. (Ames, IA); Ostenson, Jerome E. (Ames, IA); Petrovic, Cedomir (Ames, IA); Cunningham, Charles E. (Ames, IA); Lapertot, Gerard (Grenoble, FR)

    2003-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A process to produce magnesium diboride objects from boron objects with a similar form is presented. Boron objects are reacted with magnesium vapor at a predetermined time and temperature to form magnesium diboride objects having a morphology similar to the boron object's original morphology.

  7. Remixing physical objects through tangible tools

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    Follmer, Sean (Sean Weston)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this document we present new tools for remixing physical objects. These tools allow users to copy, edit and manipulate the properties of one or more objects to create a new physical object. We already have these ...

  8. Runtime verification of object lifetime specifications

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    Benjamin, Zev (Zev A.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis reports on the implementation of a runtime verification system for object lifetime specifications. This system is used to explore and evaluate the expressiveness object lifetime specifications. Object lifetime ...

  9. Labeling, discovering, and detecting objects in images

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    Russell, Bryan Christopher, 1979-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recognizing the many objects that comprise our visual world is a difficult task. Confounding factors, such as intra-class object variation, clutter, pose, lighting, dealing with never-before seen objects, scale, and lack ...

  10. The Origin of Apollo Objects

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    Perlmutter, Saul

    1984-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The source of the Earth-orbit-crossing asteroids has been much debated. (This class of asteroidal bodies includes the Apollo, Aten, and some Amor objects, each with its own orbital characteristics; we shall use the term Apollo objects to mean all Earth-crossers.) It is difficult to find a mechanism which would create new Apollo objects at a sufficient rate to balance the loss due to collision with planets and ejection from the solar system, and thus explain the estimated steady-state number. A likely source is the main asteroid belt, since it has similar photometric characteristics. There are gaps in the main belt which correspond to orbits resonant with the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn, and it has been shown that the resonances can perturb a body into an Earth-crossing orbit. Apollo objects could thus be generated when random collisions between asteroids in the main belt sent fragments into these resonant orbits. Calculations of the creation rate from these random collisions, however, yielcl numbers too low by a factor of four. This rate could be significantly lower given the uncertainty in the efficiency of the resonance mechanism. As an alternative, it was suggested that the evaporation of a comet's volatile mantle as it passes near the sun could provide enough non-gravitational force to move the comet into an orbit with aphelion inside of Jupiter's orbit, and thus safe from ejection from the solar system. The probability of such an event occurring is unknown, although the recent discovery of the 'asteroid' 1983 TB, with an orbit matching that of the Geminid meteor shower, suggests that such a mechanism has occurred at least once. New evidence from paleontology and geophysics, however, suggests a better solution to the problem of the source of the Apollos. M. Davis, P. Hut, and R. A. Muller recently proposed that an unseen companion to the sun passes through the Oort cloud every 28 million years, sending a shower of comets to the Earth; this provides an explanation for the periodicity of the fossil record of extinctions found by D. M. Raup and J. J. Sepkoski. W. Alvarez and R. A. Muller have shown that the craters on the earth have an age distribution with a periodicity and phase consistent with this hypothesis. These periodic comet showers would of course pass through the entire solar system, colliding with other bodies besides the earth. When the target is the asteroid belt, many small comets will have sufficient kinetic energy to disrupt large asteroids. This will generate many more fragments in the resonant orbits than would be generated by random collisions of asteroids with each other, and hence more Apollo objects. In this report, we shall calculate approximately (A) the number of comets per shower which cross the asteroid belt, (B) the probability of collisions with a single asteroid per shower, (C) the number of fragments with radius > 0.5 km which reach Apollo orbits, and (D) the current expected number of Apollos derived from comet/asteroid collisions. Given conservative assumptions, the calculated number is in agreement with observations.

  11. Plasma Decontamination of Uranium From the Interior of Aluminum Objects

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    Veilleux, J.M.; Munson, C.; Fitzpatrick, J.; Chamberlin, E.P.; El-Genk, M.S.

    1997-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    RF plasma glow discharges are being investigated for removing and recovering radioactive elements from contaminated objects, especially those contaminated with transuranic (TRU) materials. These plasmas, using nitrogen trifluoride as the working gas, have been successful at removing uranium and plutonium contaminants from test coupons of stainless steel and aluminum surfaces, including small cracks and crevices, and the interior surfaces of relatively hard to reach aluminum pipes. Contaminant removal exceeded 99.9% from simple surfaces and contaminant recovery using cryogenic traps has exceeded 50%. Work continues with the objective of demonstrating that transuranic contaminated waste can be transformed to low level waste (LLW) and to better understand the physics of the interaction between plasma and surface contaminants. This work summarizes the preliminary results from plasma decontamination from the interior of aluminum objects--the nooks and crannies experiments.

  12. Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! DevelopmentStudiesImmersionProgram ACICIS

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    Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! DevelopmentStudiesImmersionProgram ACICIS an internship in Indonesia! © Photograph by James Walsh #12;w w w . a c i c i s . m u r d o c h . e d u . a u development issues in Indonesia while also gaining im- portant practical skills related to advocacy

  13. Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! Unleash your creativity...

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    Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! Unleash your creativity... Spend a semester at Indonesia's premiere institution for visual and performing arts... StudytheArtsinIndonesia Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! ACICIS #12;w w w . a c i c i s . m u r d o c h . e d u . a u

  14. Sensor Management using Discrimination Gain and Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters

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    1 Sensor Management using Discrimination Gain and Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters Wayne multitarget tracking applications. The algorithm uses Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters to track discrimination gain can be computed in Kalman filter based tracking systems, recall that Kalman filters maintain

  15. Coat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Author(s): Glenn E. Walsberg

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    Cavitt, John F.

    when exposed to solar radiation than do light surfaces. For ani- mals such as birds or mammalsCoat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Author(s): Glenn E. Walsberg Source: BioScience, Vol. 33://www.jstor.org #12;Coat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Glenn E. Walsberg The relationbetween coat color

  16. Optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge-on-Si at room temperature

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    Liu, Jifeng

    We report direct band gap optical gain of tensile strained n+ epitaxial Ge-on-Si at room temperature, which confirms that band-engineered Ge-on-Si is a promising gain medium for monolithic optical amplifiers and lasers on Si.

  17. PPPL-3457 PPPL-3457 Broadening and Shifting of the Methanol 119 m Gain Line

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    PPPL-3457 PPPL-3457 UC-70 Broadening and Shifting of the Methanol 119 µm Gain Line of Linear and Shifting of the Methanol 119 mm Gain Line of Linear and Circular Polarization by Collision with Chiral handedness of a circularly polarized probe. The broadening of the 119 mm line of the methanol molecule

  18. SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES FOR

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    SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES that with a drastic simplifying assumption these methods can be used to calculate system solar-optical properties and solar heat gain coefficients for arbitrary glazing systems, while requiring limited data about

  19. SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: PROCEDURES FOR ESTIMATING

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    SOLAR HEAT GAIN THROUGH FENESTRATION SYSTEMS CONTAINING SHADING: PROCEDURES FOR ESTIMATING that with a drastic simplifying assumption these methods can be used to calculate system solar-optical properties and solar heat gain coefficients for arbitrary glazing systems, while requiring limited data about

  20. Gain Scheduled Control of a Solar Power Plant Tor A. Johansen1

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    Gain Scheduled Control of a Solar Power Plant Tor A. Johansen1 , Kenneth J. Hunt2 and Idar Petersen to a pilot-scale solar power plant is described. A eld of parabolic collectors focus the solar radiation onto. Solar power plant, nonlinear control, gain scheduling, system identi cation. 1 Introduction

  1. Low Carbon Footprint and Ultra Low NOx Boilers through Efficiency Gain 

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    Benz, R,; Staedter, M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Low Carbon Footprint and Ultra Low NOx Boilers through Efficiency Gain Robert Benz Marcel Staedter... Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 6-9, 2008. M. Staedter, R. Benz / Low Carbon, Ultra Low NOx through Efficiency Gain where y denotes the mole fraction of excess...

  2. A low power, high dynamic-range, broadband variable gain amplifier for an ultra wideband receiver 

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    Chen, Lin

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    is designed for high frequency and low power communication applications, such as an Ultra Wideband (UWB) receiver system. The gain can be programmed from 0dB to 42dB in 2dB increments with -3dB bandwidth greater than 425MHz for the entire range of gain. The 3...

  3. PRODUCTIVITY GAINS IN U.S. FISHERIES . FREDERICK W. BELL AND RICHARD K. KINOSHITA I

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    PRODUCTIVITY GAINS IN U.S. FISHERIES . FREDERICK W. BELL AND RICHARD K. KINOSHITA I ABSTRACT Changes in productivity or annual landings per fisherman help to determine the economic welfare of the fishing industry. Although a study of productivity gains in various U.S. fishing fleets over the last 20

  4. A low power, high dynamic-range, broadband variable gain amplifier for an ultra wideband receiver

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    Chen, Lin

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    gain steps. The gain control scheme includes fine tuning (2dB/step) by changing the bias voltage of the proposed programmable current mirror, and coarse tuning (14dB/step) by switching on/off the source degeneration resistors in the differential pairs...

  5. HIGH GAIN FEL AMPLIFICATION OF CHARGE MODULATION CAUSED BY A HADRON *

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    HIGH GAIN FEL AMPLIFICATION OF CHARGE MODULATION CAUSED BY A HADRON * Vladimir N. Litvinenko in a high gain FEL. The resulting amplified modulation of electron beam, its shape, form and its lethargy]). We also discuss the influence of the electron beam parameters on the FEL response. INTRODUCTION

  6. THE CONCEPT OF ISOCHORIC CENTRAL SPARK IGNITION AND ITS FUEL GAIN IN INERTIAL FUSION

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of two distinct regions named as hot and cold regions and formed by hydro-dynamical implosion of fuel power plant has been investigated and fuel gain for isochoric model in this method is calculated. We have shown the effects of different physical parameters of inertial fusion on fuel gain and optimized

  7. Gain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics

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    Shamma, Jeff S.

    , into the mechanical energy acting on the turbine and generator. The steam generated in the boiler system servesGain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics with actuator saturation Pang; accepted 2 June 2003 Abstract This paper presents a gain-scheduled approach for boiler-turbine controller

  8. Distributed Reliable Object-Oriented Programming (DROOP)

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    Guerraoui, Rachid

    Distributed Reliable Object-Oriented Programming (DROOP) P. Eugster November 3, 2003 Abstract with such failures, coining the term Distributed Reliable Object-Oriented Programming (DROOP). 1 SCOOP

  9. Presented by Campus Services Object Code Classifications

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    ) Decrease expense from the wrong object code (From) Example: Expensed a service contract that covered 12

  10. Piles of Objects Shu-Wei Hsu

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    Keyser, John

    Piles of Objects Shu-Wei Hsu Texas A&M University John Keyser Texas A&M University Figure 1: L-shaped objects piling up. This is an image from Example 5--Drop in a Line (see Section 4). Abstract We present a method for directly modeling piles of objects in multi- body simulations. Piles of objects represent some

  11. MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment

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    Gaston, Derek

    2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of Idaho National Laboratory's MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment

  12. Understanding Educational Reforms: Physics Education Research

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Understanding Educational Reforms: Impacts of Physics Education Research Steven Pollock Physics Science Education Scientifically Theoretical frames Student concepts and engagement Curricular reforms

  13. Memorandum of Understanding, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies...

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

    to Protect Migratory Birds September 12, 2013 DOE and the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

  14. Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Transmission Siting on...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Took Effect Not Provided Legal Citation Not provided DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for Memorandum of Understanding Regarding...

  15. Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Transmission Siting on...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Took Effect Not Provided Legal Citation Not provided DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Citation Federal Agencies. . Memorandum of Understanding...

  16. Understanding Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints, October...

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

    More Documents & Publications Understanding the 2010 Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints U.S. Manufacturing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis Cement...

  17. Project Profile: Helios: Understanding Solar Evolution through...

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

    Analytics Project Profile: Helios: Understanding Solar Evolution through Text Analytics Logo of SRI International. SRI International, under the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion...

  18. Analytical formula of Free Electron Laser exponential gain for non-resonant electron beam

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    Jia, Qika

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The FEL gain formulas for non-resonant case are studied. For the mono-energetic and non-resonant electron beam, the exact expression of the solution of the FEL characteristic cubic equation is obtained with a form much more simple than that in the literatures, and the gain length as the function of the detuning parameter is explicitly given, then the gain for different detuning parameter and from low to high can be easily calculated. A simplified approximation formula is also given for the exponential gain calculation in the non-resonant case. For the case of the electron beam with an energy spread, the solution of the characteristic cubic equation is given explicitly for rectangular energy distribution and Lorentz distribution, respectively. Moreover the explicit expression also can be used for the solution of the characteristic cubic equation including the impact of the space charge. The transition from the low gain to the high gain is analyzed. The variations of the gain bandwidth and of the detuning param...

  19. A NEW VIDEO-OBJECT WATERMARKING SCHEME ROBUST TO OBJECT MANIPULATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A NEW VIDEO-OBJECT WATERMARKING SCHEME ROBUST TO OBJECT MANIPULATION P. Bas and B. Macq presents a watermarking scheme for image or video objects. The watermarking of video objects implies such as Mpeg-4 and Jpeg-2000, the notion of video-object or image- object is more and more widespread [1

  20. Cost objective PLM and CE

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    Perry, Nicolas

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concurrent engineering taking into account product life-cycle factors seems to be one of the industrial challenges of the next years. Cost estimation and management are two main strategic tasks that imply the possibility of managing costs at the earliest stages of product development. This is why it is indispensable to let people from economics and from industrial engineering collaborates in order to find the best solution for enterprise progress for economical factors mastering. The objective of this paper is to present who we try to adapt costing methods in a PLM and CE point of view to the new industrial context and configuration in order to give pertinent decision aid for product and process choices. A very important factor is related to cost management problems when developing new products. A case study is introduced that presents how product development actors have referenced elements to product life-cycle costs and impacts, how they have an idea bout economical indicators when taking decisions during t...

  1. Cost objective PLM and CE

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    Nicolas Perry; Alain Bernard

    2010-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Concurrent engineering taking into account product life-cycle factors seems to be one of the industrial challenges of the next years. Cost estimation and management are two main strategic tasks that imply the possibility of managing costs at the earliest stages of product development. This is why it is indispensable to let people from economics and from industrial engineering collaborates in order to find the best solution for enterprise progress for economical factors mastering. The objective of this paper is to present who we try to adapt costing methods in a PLM and CE point of view to the new industrial context and configuration in order to give pertinent decision aid for product and process choices. A very important factor is related to cost management problems when developing new products. A case study is introduced that presents how product development actors have referenced elements to product life-cycle costs and impacts, how they have an idea bout economical indicators when taking decisions during the progression of the project of product development.

  2. Calibration of photomultipliers gain used in the J-PET detector

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    Bednarski, T; Moskal, P; Bia?as, P; Giergiel, K; Kap?on, ?; Kochanowski, A; Korcyl, G; Kowal, J; Kowalski, P; Kozik, T; Krzemie?, W; Molenda, M; Moskal, I; Nied?wiecki, Sz; Pa?ka, M; Pawlik, M; Raczy?ski, L; Rudy, Z; Salabura, P; Sharma, N G; Silarski, M; S?omski, A; Smyrski, J; Strzelecki, A; Szyma?ski, K; Wi?licki, W; Witkowski, P; Zieli?ski, M; Zo?, N

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photomultipliers are commonly used in commercial PET scanner as devices which convert light produced in scintillator by gamma quanta from positron-electron annihilation into electrical signal. For proper analysis of obtained electrical signal, a photomultiplier gain curve must be known, since gain can be significantly different even between photomultipliers of the same model. In this article we describe single photoelectron method used for photomultipliers calibration applied for J-PET scanner, a novel PET detector being developed at the Jagiellonian University. Description of calibration method, an example of calibration curve and gain of few R4998 Hamamatsu photomultipliers are presented.

  3. Analysis of gain margins and phase margins of a nonlinear reactor control system

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    Chang, C.H.; Chang, M.K. (Chung Cheng Inst. of Technology, Tao-Yuan (Taiwan, Province of China))

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By using the gain-phase margin tester, the parameter-plane method for the nonlinear control system is extended to frequency-domain related to gain margin and phase margin. The stability and self-excited oscillation are investigated with respect to the adjustable parameters. The useful information concerning the effect of adjustable parameters can be obtained, after the describing function curves and the boundaries of constant gain margin and constant phase margin are plotted in the parameter plane. Some interesting consequences are offered by employing the practical control system of a material testing reactor.

  4. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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    Prasad, Sanjiva

    MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND BHEL REGARDING THE `THERMAL POWER PLANT ENGINEERING CHAIR' This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) made on 25th day of august 1986 between Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IITD) and M/s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, 18

  5. Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India

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    Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India Jeffrey D. Sachs, Nirupam Bajpai and Ananthi Ramiah Papers #12;Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India Jeffrey D. Sachs Center for International Development (CID) Harvard University Ananthi_Ramiah@harvard.edu This paper was prepared for the Asian Economic

  6. Understanding the carbon and greenhouse gas balance

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    Understanding the carbon and greenhouse gas balance of forests in Britain Research Report #12;#12;Research Report Understanding the carbon and greenhouse gas balance of forests in Britain Forestry forest soil survey 29 3.5.2 Carbon storage in the main British forest soil types 30 3.5.3 Changes in soil

  7. Distinguished Lecturer Series Understanding Climate Change

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    California at Davis, University of

    Distinguished Lecturer Series Understanding Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Data A Climate change is the defining environmental challenge facing our planet, yet there is considerable.Anew and transformative approach is required to understand the potential impact of climate change. Data driven approaches

  8. SHORT REVIEW Ecological genomics: understanding gene and

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    Kaufman, Glennis A.

    SHORT REVIEW Ecological genomics: understanding gene and genome function in the natural environment MC Ungerer, LC Johnson and MA Herman Division of Biology, Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA The field of ecological genomics seeks to understand the genetic mechanisms

  9. Understanding the Effects of Marine Biodiversity

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    Stachowicz, Jay

    and negative effects on herbivores. Recognizing that marine and terrestrial approaches to understandingUnderstanding the Effects of Marine Biodiversity on Communities and Ecosystems John J. Stachowicz,1 There is growing interest in the effects of changing marine biodi- versity on a variety of community properties

  10. What We Do Understand of Colour Confinement

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    A. Di Giacomo; B. Lucini

    1999-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The status of our understanding of confinement is reviewed. The evidence from lattice is that monopole condensation, or dual superconductivity, is at work. Confinement is an order-disorder transition. Different monopole species look equivalent, indicating that the symmetry of the disordered phase is more interesting that we understand.

  11. Managing Technical Risk: Understanding Private Sector

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    action. Our study seeks to inform the decisions of both government managers and private entrepreneursApril 2000 Managing Technical Risk: Understanding Private Sector Decision Making on Early Stage 00-787 Managing Technical Risk Understanding Private Sector Decision Making on Early Stage Technology

  12. Understanding Multi-Transputer Execution Susan Stepney

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stepney, Susan

    of the execution of occam (2) programs. But even the static structure of an occam program is considerably more of the communication. Folds are used to control the amount of information being displayed. Once the static structure and understanding of occam programs. PAR router(...) mixer(...) worker(...) Susan Stepney. "Understanding Multi

  13. U-142: HP Onboard Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Gain Access...

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

    Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Gain Access U-212: RSA Authentication Manager Flaws Permit Cross-Site and Cross-Frame Scripting and URL Redirection Attacks U-026: Cisco Small...

  14. High gain proportional rf control stability at TESLA cavities Elmar Vogel

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    High gain proportional rf control stability at TESLA cavities Elmar Vogel Deutsches Elektronen) based on TESLA technology. Additional control loops improve the field regulation by treating repetitive loops is desirable for the strong suppression of nonpredictive and nonrepetitive disturbances. TESLA

  15. Complexity within the Air Force acquisition system gaining insight from a theory of collapse

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    Marticello, Daniel Nicholas, Jr

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Joseph Tainter's theory of societal collapse is applied in an examination of the U.S. Air Force's aircraft acquisition system in order to gain insight into the enterprise's lagging performance. Theories of collapse at both ...

  16. Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains beamforming for a multiple input single output (MISO) ad hoc network to increase the density of successful

  17. Spend a semester in Indonesia to gain linguistic and classroom competence!

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    Spend a semester in Indonesia to gain linguistic and classroom competence! Study in Indonesia institu- tions throughout Indonesia since 1994, offering a range of study options and in-country support

  18. Optical gain and lasing from band-engineered Ge-on-Si at room temperature

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    Liu, Jifeng

    We present theoretical modeling and experimental results of optical gain and lasing from tensile-strained, n[superscript +] Ge-on-Si at room temperature. Compatible with silicon CMOS, these devices are ideal for large-scale ...

  19. Single-Polarization Cladding-Pumped Optical Amplifier Without Polarization-Maintaining Gain Fiber

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    Yarnall, Timothy M.

    We demonstrate a single-polarization cladding-pumped Er : Yb optical amplifier using a dual-pass design with a Faraday rotator mirror and nonpolarization-maintaining gain fiber. Over a 25-nm range centered at 1562 nm, the ...

  20. DOE Program Offers Participants Unique Opportunity to Gain Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Future leaders and innovators in the area of carbon capture and storage can gain a unique and intensive tutorial on the subject by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

  1. Gain margin and phase margin analysis of a nuclear reactor control system with multiple transport lags

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chang, C.H. (Institute of Electronics, National Chiao-Tung Univ. (TW)); Han, K.W. (Chung-Shan Institute and National Chiao-Tung Univ., Hsinchu (TW))

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper a method for finding the boundaries of constant gain margin and phase margin of control systems with transport lags and adjustable parameters is presented. The considered systems are first modified by adding a gain-phase margin tester, then the characteristic equations are formulated, and finally the stability equations are used to find the boundaries of constant gain margin and phase margin. The main advantage of the proposed method is to obtain complete information about the effects of adjustable parameters on gain margin and phase margin and their corresponding crossover frequencies. In order to show the usefulness of the proposed method a nuclear reactor control system with multiple transport lags is chosen as one of the examples.

  2. Controlled fundamental supermode operation of phase-locked arrays of gain-guided diode lasers

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kapon, E.; Katz, J.; Margalit, S.; Yariv, A.

    1984-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Uniform semiconductor laser arrays tend to oscillate in a superposition of their supermodes, thus leading to large beam divergence and spectral spread. Discrimination among the supermodes in phase-locked arrays is discussed theoretically. It is shown that supermode discrimination in gain-guided arrays, in favor of the fundamental supermode, is made possible by the near-field interference patterns which result from the complex optical fields of the gain-guided lasers. A fundamental supermode operation is demonstrated, for the first time, in GaAlAs/GaAs gain-guided laser arrays. This is achieved by control of the current (gain) profile across the array by means of individual laser contacts.

  3. Large inherent optical gain from the direct gap transition of Ge thin films

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    Wang, Xiaoxin

    The recent demonstration of Ge-on-Si diode lasers renews the interest in the unique carrier dynamics of Ge involving both direct (?) and indirect (L) valleys. Here, we report a large inherent direct gap optical gain ...

  4. High-Gain Harmonic Generation Free-Electron Laser at Saturation

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

    Gain Harmonic Generation Free-Electron Laser at Saturation T. Shaftan 1 , M. Babzien 1 , I. Ben-Zvi 1 , S. G. Biedron 2 , L. F. DiMauro 1 , A. Doyuran 1 , J.N. Galayda 2 , E....

  5. High Gain Transformerless DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Sources 

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    Denniston, Nicholas Aaron

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Renewable energy sources including photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and wind turbines require converters with high voltage gain in order to interface with power transmission and distribution networks. These conversions are conventionally made using...

  6. Invariant Visual Responses From Attentional Gain Fields EMILIO SALINAS AND L. F. ABBOTT

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    Columbia University

    Invariant Visual Responses From Attentional Gain Fields EMILIO SALINAS AND L. F. ABBOTT Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254-9110 Salinas, Emilio and L

  7. U-112: PostgreSQL Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated...

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

    PostgreSQL. PLATFORM: Version(s): prior to 8.3.18, 8.4.11, 9.0.7, 9.1.3 ABSTRACT: A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges. A remote authenticated user can inject...

  8. The impact of personal gains and losses on social identification processes

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    Iuzzini, Jonathan Lawrence

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis integrates a number of social ge Micrographics. psychological principles to study individual-level benefit (gain) and discrimination (loss) in a group setting. Using a variation of the minimal group paradigm, participants were assigned...

  9. Oscillator Seeding of a High Gain Harmonic Generation FEL in a Radiator-First Configuration

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    Gandhi, P.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proceedings of the 2010 FEL Conference, Malm¨o, Sweden,Proceedings of the 2010 FEL Conference, Malm¨o, Sweden,of a high gain harmonic generation FEL in a radiator-first

  10. Fin Rudder Roll Stabilisation of Ships: a Gain Scheduling Control Methodology

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    as possible, and is based on industrial data. A methodology is proposed, which leads to a gain scheduled at showing that a ship in a seaway can be modelled as a linear parameterically varying system. H. Tanguy

  11. Fundamental lateral mode oscillation via gain tailoring in broad area semiconductor lasers

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    Lindsey, C.; Derry, P.; Yariv, A.

    1985-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that by employing gain tailoring in a broad area semiconductor laser we achieve fundamental lateral mode operation with a diffraction-limited single-lobed far-field pattern. We demonstrate a tailored gain broad area laser 60 ..mu..m wide which emits 450 mW per mirror into a stable, single-lobed far-field pattern 3 1/2/sup 0/ wide at 5.3 I/sub th/.

  12. Tuning gain and bandwidth of traveling wave tubes using metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lipton, Robert, E-mail: lipton@math.lsu.edu; Polizzi, Anthony, E-mail: polizzi@math.lsu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-4918 (United States)

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures for tuning the gain and bandwidth of short traveling wave tubes. The interaction structures are made from metal rings of uniform cross section, which are periodically deployed along the length of the traveling wave tube. The aspect ratio of the ring cross sections is adjusted to control both gain and bandwidth. The frequency of operation is controlled by the filling fraction of the ring cross section with respect to the size of the period cell.

  13. A circuit for gain measurement of frequency referenced digitally self tuned filters 

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    Cook, Robert Wake

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis by ROBERT WAKE COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASSAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis bv ROl3ERT WAKE COOK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Randal! L. Geiger (Chairman...

  14. Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and/or parasitic oscillation modes in a laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing material arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE, parasitic oscillation modes and/or residual pump energy can be effectively suppressed.

  15. Gain media edge treatment to suppress amplified spontaneous emission in a high power laser

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Fochs, Scott N. (Livermore, CA); Rotter, Mark D. (San Ramon, CA); Letts, Stephan A. (San Ramon, CA)

    2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. By roughening one or more peripheral edges of a solid-state crystal or ceramic laser gain media and by bonding such edges using a substantially high index bonding elastomer or epoxy to a predetermined electromagnetic absorbing arranged adjacent to the entire outer surface of the peripheral edges of the roughened laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.

  16. A circuit for gain measurement of frequency referenced digitally self tuned filters

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    Cook, Robert Wake

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis by ROBERT WAKE COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASSAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A CIRCUIT FOR GAIN MEASUREMENT OF FREQUENCY REFERENCED DIGITALLY SELF TUNED FILTERS A Thesis bv ROl3ERT WAKE COOK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Randal! L. Geiger (Chairman...

  17. Effects of finite gain-bandwidth products on switched capacitor filters

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    Marciano, Frederic D.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 'vlav 198o Major Subject: Electrical Engineering EFFECTS OF FINITE GAIN-BANDWIDTH PRODUCTS ON SWITCHED CAPACITOR FILTERS A Thesis by FREDERIC D. MARCIANO Approved as to style and content by: o re E. Sanchez-Sinencio (Chairman of Committee... Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. E. Sanchez-Sinencio A methodology for the systematic study of the effects of finite gain-bandwidth products on switched capacitor filters is presented. The algorithms are established for a general structure comprising...

  18. Gain measurements at 182 /angstrom/ in C VI generated by a Nd/glass laser

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    Kim, D.; Skinner, C.H.; Umesh, G.; Suckewer, S.

    1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present recent gain measurements in C VI at 182 A for a soft x-ray amplifier produced by a line-focused glass laser(1.053 ..mu..m) on a solid carbon target. The maximum gain measured was 8 +- 1 cm/sup /minus/1/ in the recombining plasma column with additional radiation cooling by iron impurities. 10 refs., 3 figs.

  19. Berkeley Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark Energy

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

    rely on indirect observations-watching how fast cosmic objects, specifically Type Ia supernovae, recede from us as the universe expands. The process of identifying and tracking...

  20. Materials Science and Engineering Program Objectives

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    Materials Science and Engineering Program Objectives Within the scope of the MSE mission, the objectives of the Materials Engineering Program are to produce graduates who: A. practice materials engineering in a broad range of industries including materials production, semiconductors, medical

  1. Drawing driver's attention to potentially dangerous objects

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    Kurugöl, Orc?un

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Drivers often have difficulties noticing potentially dangerous objects due to weather or lighting conditions or when their field of view is restricted. This thesis presents a display method for potentially dangerous objects ...

  2. HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion

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    Glew, Neal

    classes is an exam* *ple of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion __________________________________________________________________________ Abstract An integral part of implementing functional languages is closure conversion_the process

  3. Different understanding: science through the eyes of visual thinkers

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    Sesko, S.C.; Marchant, M.

    1997-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this emergent study was to follow the cognitive and creative processes demonstrated by five art student participants as they integrated a developing knowledge of big science, as practiced at the Department of Energy`s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, into a personal and idiosyncratic visual, graphical, or multimedia product. The non-scientist participants involved in this process attended design classes sponsored by the Laboratory at the Art Center College of Design in California. The learning experience itself, and how the students arrived at their product, were the focus of the class and the research. The study was emergent in that we found no applicable literature on the use of art to portray a cognitive understanding of science. This lack of literature led us to the foundation literature on creativity and to the corpus of literature on public understanding of science. We believe that this study contributes to the literature on science education, art education, cognitive change, and public understanding of science. 20 refs., 11 figs.

  4. Calculation of 3-D Free Electron Laser Gain: Comparison with Simulation and Generalization to Elliptical Cross Section

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    Chin, Y.-H.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calculation of 3-D Free Electron Laser Gain: Comparison withInternational Free Electron Laser Conference, Kobe, Japan,relation for the free electron laser (FEL) gain in the

  5. Simple Formula for the Optimization of the FEL Gain Length Including the Effects of Emittance, Betatron Oscillations and Energy Spread

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    Chin, Y.H.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for a quick estimate of the FEL parameters which minimizefor the Optimization of the FEL Gain Length Including thet h e Optimization o f the FEL Gain Length Including t h e

  6. 1 | FC Objectives Summary | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Equality and Diversity Objectives Summary

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1 | FC Objectives ­ Summary | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Appendix 2 Equality and Diversity ­ Summary 2 | FC Objectives ­ Summary | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Summary Table of Objectives ­ Diversity will be This information and analysis is included #12;FC Objectives ­ Summary 3 | FC Objectives ­ Summary | Stephen Bennett

  7. Video Object Segmentation through Spatially Accurate and Temporally Dense Extraction of Primary Object Regions

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    Video Object Segmentation through Spatially Accurate and Temporally Dense Extraction of Primary primary object segments in videos in the `object proposal' domain. The extracted primary object regions are then used to build object models for optimized video segmentation. The proposed approach has several

  8. Linearizability: A Correctness Condition for Concurrent Objects

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    Myers, Andrew C.

    .3 [Programming Techniques]: Concurrent Programming; D.2.1 [Software Engineering]: Requirements/Specifications; DLinearizability: A Correctness Condition for Concurrent Objects MAURICE P. HERLIHY and JEANNETTE M. WING Carnegie Mellon University A concurrent object is a data object shared by concurrent processes

  9. Normality: A Consistency Condition for Concurrent Objects

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    Garg, Vijay

    Normality: A Consistency Condition for Concurrent Objects Vijay K. GARG \\Lambda Michel RAYNAL ECE for concurrent objects (objects shared by con­ current processes) that exploits the semantics of abstract data types. It provides the illusion that each operation applied by concurrent processes takes effect

  10. Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management

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    Ulm, Universität

    Modeling Business Objectives for Business Process Management Matthias Lohrmann and Manfred Reichert quality, business objective models assume the role of formal requirements definitions as in software engi a refined business objective modeling approach. Our approach builds on use case-based effectiveness criteria

  11. 1 Introduction Objectives 1-1

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    Hagan, Martin

    Objectives 1-1 1 1 Introduction Objectives 1-1 History 1-2 Applications 1-5 Biological Inspiration 1-8 Further Reading 1-10 Objectives As you read these words you are using a complex biological and their training. #12;1 Introduction 1-2 History The history of artificial neural networks is filled with colorful

  12. INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AFFILIATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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    Martinez, Tony R.

    INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AFFILIATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Brigham Young University at __________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________. 1. PURPOSE. In order to facilitate internship opportunities and educational opportunities with respect to student interns from BYU in an internship arrangement with the Experience Provider. 2. GENERAL

  13. Understanding molecular crystal structures at extreme conditions 

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    Funnell, Nicholas Paul

    2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the structure of matter in the solid state could be considered as being one of ‘the big questions’ in chemistry. Whereas the structural behaviour of molecules in the gas phase is relatively well-understood, ...

  14. Understanding Parton Distributions from Lattice QCD

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    Dru B. Renner

    2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    I examine the past lattice QCD calculations of three representative observables, the transverse quark distribution, momentum fraction, and axial charge, and emphasize the prospects for not only quantitative comparison with experiment but also qualitative understanding of QCD.

  15. Understanding technology development processes theory & practice

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    Oswald, W. Andrew (William Andrew)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technology development is hard for management to understand and hard for practitioners to explain, however it is an essential component of innovation. While there are standard and predictable processes for product development, ...

  16. NEW APPROACHES IN UNDERSTANDING DRUG METABOLISM

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    Hart, Steven N.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Limitations in technology, such as DNA sequencing and appropriate model systems, have made it difficult to understand the genetic and non-genetic factors that influence the liver's role in metabolizing drugs. New approaches ...

  17. The Composite OLAP-Object Data Model

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    Pourabbas, Elaheh; Shoshani, Arie

    2005-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we define an OLAP-Object model that combines the main characteristics of OLAP and Object data models in order to achieve their functionalities in a common framework. We classify three different object classes: primitive, regular and composite. Then, we define a query language which uses the path concept in order to facilitate data navigation and data manipulation. The main feature of the proposed language is an anchor. It allows us to fix dynamically an object class (primitive, regular or composite) along the paths over the OLAP-Object data model for expressing queries. The queries can be formulated on objects, composite objects and combination of both. The power of the proposed query language is investigated through multiple query examples. The semantic of different clauses and syntax of the proposed language are investigated.

  18. Explicit versus tacit knowledge in early science education: the case of primary school children's understanding of object speed and acceleration

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    Hast, Michael

    2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    working with her, and she taught me many things during my years in Cambridge. I have enjoyed her enthusiasm, her spirit, and her support throughout the time. But above all I have been able to take from her one particularly valuable lesson that extends... working with her, and she taught me many things during my years in Cambridge. I have enjoyed her enthusiasm, her spirit, and her support throughout the time. But above all I have been able to take from her one particularly valuable lesson that extends...

  19. List of experiments useful for understanding of high-energy e-cooling

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    List of experiments useful for understanding of high-energy e-cooling (Dec. 11, 2003) Objective: 1. To use available electron cooler rings to study parameter range relevant for high-energy electron cooling experiments: A Measurement of Longitudinal Cooling Force as a function of relative ion velocity: +A.1

  20. High-gain X-ray free electron laser by beat-wave terahertz undulator

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    Chang, Chao; Hei, DongWei [Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an City 710024 (China) [Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an City 710024 (China); Institute of Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Pellegrin, Claudio; Tantawi, Sami [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94309 (United States)] [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94309 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The THz undulator has a higher gain to realize a much brighter X-ray at saturation, compared with the optical undulator under the same undulator strength and beam quality. In order to fill the high-power THz gap and realize the THz undulator, two superimposed laser pulses at normal incidence to the electron-beam moving direction form an equivalent high-field THz undulator by the frequency difference to realize the high-gain X-ray Free electron laser. The pulse front tilt of lateral fed lasers is used to realize the electron-laser synchronic interaction. By PIC simulation, a higher gain and a larger X-ray radiation power by the beat wave THz undulator could be realized, compared with the optical undulator for the same electron beam parameters.

  1. Gain dynamics of quantum dot devices for dual-state operation

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    Kaptan, Y., E-mail: yuecel.kaptan@physik.tu-berlin.de; Herzog, B.; Kolarczik, M.; Owschimikow, N.; Woggon, U. [Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Schmeckebier, H.; Arsenijevi?, D.; Bimberg, D. [Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Mikhelashvili, V.; Eisenstein, G. [Technion Institute of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Haifa (Israel)

    2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Ground state gain dynamics of In(Ga)As-quantum dot excited state lasers are investigated via single-color ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy below and above lasing threshold. Two-color pump-probe experiments are used to localize lasing and non-lasing quantum dots within the inhomogeneously broadened ground state. Single-color results yield similar gain recovery rates of the ground state for lasing and non-lasing quantum dots decreasing from 6 ps to 2 ps with increasing injection current. We find that ground state gain dynamics are influenced solely by the injection current and unaffected by laser operation of the excited state. This independence is promising for dual-state operation schemes in quantum dot based optoelectronic devices.

  2. Method for imaging a concealed object

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    Davidson, James R [Idaho Falls, ID; Partin, Judy K [Idaho Falls, ID; Sawyers, Robert J [Idaho Falls, ID

    2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for imaging a concealed object is described and which includes a step of providing a heat radiating body, and wherein an object to be detected is concealed on the heat radiating body; imaging the heat radiating body to provide a visibly discernible infrared image of the heat radiating body; and determining if the visibly discernible infrared image of the heat radiating body is masked by the presence of the concealed object.

  3. Parallel object-oriented decision tree system

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    Kamath; Chandrika (Dublin, CA), Cantu-Paz; Erick (Oakland, CA)

    2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A data mining decision tree system that uncovers patterns, associations, anomalies, and other statistically significant structures in data by reading and displaying data files, extracting relevant features for each of the objects, and using a method of recognizing patterns among the objects based upon object features through a decision tree that reads the data, sorts the data if necessary, determines the best manner to split the data into subsets according to some criterion, and splits the data.

  4. DOE Program/Targets and Workshop Objectives

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

    Nancy Garland DOE Hydrogen Program Fuel Cell Operation at Sub- Freezing Temperatures DOE ProgramTargets and Workshop Objectives Sub-Freezing Temperature Effects on Fuel Cells...

  5. Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Aligning...

  6. Optimization problems with value function objectives

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    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    max programming problem and the bilevel optimization problem. In this paper, we ... 1. Introduction. An optimization problem with value function objective is a.

  7. Long wavelength, high gain InAsSb strained-layer superlattice photoconductive detectors

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    Biefeld, Robert M. (Albuquerque, NM); Dawson, L. Ralph (Albuquerque, NM); Fritz, Ian J. (Albuquerque, NM); Kurtz, Steven R. (Albuquerque, NM); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high gain photoconductive device for 8 to 12 .mu.m wavelength radiation including an active semiconductor region extending from a substrate to an exposed face, the region comprising a strained-layer superlattice of alternating layers of two different InAs.sub.1-x Sb.sub.x compounds having x>0.75. A pair of spaced electrodes are provided on the exposed face, and changes in 8 to 12 .mu.m radiation on the exposed face cause a large photoconductive gain between the spaced electrodes.

  8. High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host

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    Comaskey, Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA); Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)

    2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.

  9. Benefits of the International Residential Code's Maximum Solar heat Gain Coefficient Requirement for Windows 

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    Stone, G. A.; DeVito, E. M.; Nease, N. H.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    upgrade cost for all low solar gain low-e glazed products. However, our experience suggests that a good estimate of the average upgrade cost for low solar gain low-e is less than a $1.50 per square foot of window area. This price has been..., Oregon and Washington back in 1996 were less than $2 per square foot. Similarly, a 1995 study by the Washington State Energy Office [M. Lubliner & T. Ossinger, ?Pricing of Energy Efficient Windows in the Pacific Northwest?], found the cost to upgrade...

  10. Gain-scheduled nonlinear control of u-tube steam generators at low powers

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    Menon, Sunil Kumar

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pressure, Pa. GW* avera. e recirculation flow rate, k /s. Disturbance Descri tion Hot-leg temperature, 'F. Primary mass flow rate, kg/s. Steam flow rate, kg/s. Feedwater temperature, 'F. Primary pressure. Pa. * Steam Dome-Downcomer ~ Geometrically.../LTR Compensstors. . . . . . . . . 5 cj 60 62 66 70 75 LINEAR COMPENSATOR DESIGN AND GAIN-SCHEDULING . . 76 V. 1 Introduction 76 CHAPTER Pa. ge V. 2 Design of the LQG/LTR Compensators for the UTSG V. 3 Analysis of the Linear Compensators . . V. 4 Gain...

  11. Towards an Understanding of the Correlations in Jet Substructure

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    D. Adams; A. Arce; L. Asquith; M. Backovic; T. Barillari; P. Berta; D. Bertolini; A. Buckley; J. Butterworth; R. C. Camacho Toro; J. Caudron; Y. -T. Chien; J. Cogan; B. Cooper; D. Curtin; C. Debenedetti; J. Dolen; M. Eklund; S. El Hedri; S. D. Ellis; T. Embry; D. Ferencek; J. Ferrando; S. Fleischmann; M. Freytsis; M. Giulini; Z. Han; D. Hare; P. Harris; A. Hinzmann; R. Hoing; A. Hornig; M. Jankowiak; K. Johns; G. Kasieczka; R. Kogler; W. Lampl; A. J. Larkoski; C. Lee; R. Leone; P. Loch; D. Lopez Mateos; H. K. Lou; M. Low; P. Maksimovic; I. Marchesini; S. Marzani; L. Masetti; R. McCarthy; S. Menke; D. W. Miller; K. Mishra; B. Nachman; P. Nef; F. T. O'Grady; A. Ovcharova; A. Picazio; C. Pollard; B. Potter-Landua; C. Potter; S. Rappoccio; J. Rojo; J. Rutherfoord; G. P. Salam; R. M. Schabinger; A. Schwartzman; M. D. Schwartz; B. Shuve; P. Sinervo; D. Soper; D. E. Sosa Corral; M. Spannowsky; E. Strauss; M. Swiatlowski; J. Thaler; C. Thomas; E. Thompson; N. V. Tran; J. Tseng; E. Usai; L. Valery; J. Veatch; M. Vos; W. Waalewijn; J. Wacker; C. Young

    2015-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past decade, a large number of jet substructure observables have been proposed in the literature, and explored at the LHC experiments. Such observables attempt to utilize the internal structure of jets in order to distinguish those initiated by quarks, gluons, or by boosted heavy objects, such as top quarks and W bosons. This report, originating from and motivated by the BOOST2013 workshop, presents original particle-level studies that aim to improve our understanding of the relationships between jet substructure observables, their complementarity, and their dependence on the underlying jet properties, particularly the jet radius and jet transverse momentum. This is explored in the context of quark/gluon discrimination, boosted W boson tagging and boosted top quark tagging.

  12. Product Development Practices for Meeting Financial Objectives

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    Makumbe, Pedzi

    2009-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports product development practices that separate the most successful product development programs from the rest. A detailed understanding of best product development practices is important because product ...

  13. Object Recognition Using Shape-from-Shading

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    ÐThis paper investigates whether surface topography information extracted from intensity images using to recognize objects based on their surface topography. We explore two contrasting object recognition that the process plays an important role in the perception and recognition of surface topography [18], [16], [17

  14. Martin Gogolla: Identifying Objects by Declarative

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    Gogolla, Martin - Fachbereich 3

    are recorded with their names and population. Branches own a set of cars characterized by a chasis number­called observation term, in order to observe a unique, iden­ tifying property of objects of the corresponding type. 1 property of the object is question. Such an identification number is something which comes from outside

  15. Remote Batch Invocation for Compositional Object Services

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    Ryder, Barbara G.

    Remote Batch Invocation for Compositional Object Services Ali Ibrahim2 , Yang Jiao1 , Eli Tilevich1 Remote Procedure Calls do not compose efficiently, design- ers of distributed object systems use Data Transfer and Remote Fac¸ade patterns to create large-granularity interfaces, hard-coded for particular

  16. Tidal deformations of a spinning compact object

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    Paolo Pani; Leonardo Gualtieri; Andrea Maselli; Valeria Ferrari

    2015-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The deformability of a compact object induced by a perturbing tidal field is encoded in the tidal Love numbers, which depend sensibly on the object's internal structure. These numbers are known only for static, spherically-symmetric objects. As a first step to compute the tidal Love numbers of a spinning compact star, here we extend powerful perturbative techniques to compute the exterior geometry of a spinning object distorted by an axisymmetric tidal field to second order in the angular momentum. The spin of the object introduces couplings between electric and magnetic deformations and new classes of induced Love numbers emerge. For example, a spinning object immersed in a quadrupolar, electric tidal field can acquire some induced mass, spin, quadrupole, octupole and hexadecapole moments to second order in the spin. The deformations are encoded in a set of inhomogeneous differential equations which, remarkably, can be solved analytically in vacuum. We discuss certain subtleties in defining the multipole moments of the central object, which are due to the difficulty in separating the tidal field from the linear response of the object in the solution. By extending the standard procedure to identify the linear response in the static case, we prove analytically that the Love numbers of a Kerr black hole remain zero to second order in the spin. As a by-product, we provide the explicit form for a slowly-rotating, tidally-deformed Kerr black hole to quadratic order in the spin, and discuss its geodesic and geometrical properties.

  17. Learning Object Behaviour Models Neil Johnson

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    Barber, Stuart

    been given where reference has been made to the work of others. #12;Abstract The human visual system, object tracking, gesture recognition, and the generation of realistic object behaviours within animations, virtual worlds, and computer generated film sequences. The utility of the behaviour modelling framework

  18. HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion

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    Glew, Neal

    is an example of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object closure conversionHOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion Neal Glew 1 Department of Computer Science conversion--the process of converting code with free variables into closed code and auxiliary data structures

  19. HOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion

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    Glew, Neal

    classes is an example of closure conversion. This paper argues that a direct formulation of object closureHOOTS99 Preliminary Version Object Closure Conversion Neal Glew 1 Department of Computer Science conversion---the process of converting code with free variables into closed code and auxiliary data

  20. The Reactor An ObjectOriented Framework

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    Schmidt, Douglas C.

    The Reactor An Object­Oriented Framework for Event Demultiplexing and Event Handler Dispatching Douglas C. Schmidt 1 Overview ffl The Reactor is an object­oriented frame­ work that encapsulates OS event demul­ tiplexing mechanisms -- e.g., the Reactor API runs transparently atop both Wait

  1. Automating Object Transformations for Dynamic Software Updating

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    McKinley, Kathryn S.

    - matically remains an open problem. This paper presents a solution called Targeted Object Synthesis (TOS). TOS first executes the same tests on the old and new program ver- sions separately, observing the program heap state at a few corresponding points. Given two corresponding heap states, TOS matches objects

  2. A Theory of Objective Sizing Ricardo Valerdi

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    1 A Theory of Objective Sizing Ricardo Valerdi Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, we build on a concept from psychology known as the moon illusion to develop a theory of objective sizing. This theory has two main benefits: it helps explain why stakeholders have different views

  3. Understanding premium-efficiency motor economics

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    Hirzel, J. (GE Motors, Fort Wayne, IN (US))

    1992-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that from a numerical standpoint, motors in continuous-duty service comprise only a fraction of those used in America's industrial plants. Not all plant engineers, however, are aware that the relatively few motors in continuous-duty service account for about 75% of all industrial electrical use. For motors in continuous-duty service, a few percentage points gain in efficiency can yield tremendous reductions in the plant electric bill energy charge. Acknowledgment of this fact has spawned the common practice of replacing less-efficient motors with types of more energy-efficient design. However, arbitrary application of this retrofit practice can be a costly mistake. To maximize return on investment, some basic factors must be understood and considered.

  4. UNDERSTANDING OUR COMPANY AN IBM PROSPECTUS

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    a company or planned venture so that individuals can make informed decisions. Fully understanding the future lay in consolidation, and chose to bulk up. And then some companies just concluded that their core confidence in IBM's future. We have done much in recent years to transform our company. In a number

  5. UNDERSTANDING ENTRAINMENT AT COASTAL POWER PLANTS

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    UNDERSTANDING ENTRAINMENT AT COASTAL POWER PLANTS: INFORMING A PROGRAM TO STUDY Landing Power Plant (at center). Image from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library. #12; #12;i Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank many people who assisted with locating

  6. Economic Approaches to Understanding Scientific Norms

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    Strevens, Michael

    Economic Approaches to Understanding Scientific Norms Michael Strevens To appear in Episteme A A theme of much work taking an "economic approach" to the study of sci- ence is the interaction between of formal methods, proponents of the economic approach offer what are in substantive terms profoundly

  7. Understanding Combustion Processes Through Microgravity Research

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    such as Lewis number effects. Examples from premixed-gas combustion, non-premixed gas-jet flames, droplet. COMPARISON OF TIME SCALES FOR PREMIXED-GAS COMBUSTION To determine the conditions where gravity can affectUnderstanding Combustion Processes Through Microgravity Research Paul D. Ronney Department

  8. Understanding Localized-Scanning Worms Zesheng Chen

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    Ji, Chuanyi

    Understanding Localized-Scanning Worms Zesheng Chen School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Email: jic@ece.gatech.edu Abstract-- Localized scanning is a simple technique used by attackers to search for vulnerable hosts. Localized scanning trades off between the local and the global search

  9. SCIENCE & ENGINEERING84 Understanding Paper Codes 85

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    Waikato, University of

    SCIENCE & ENGINEERING84 PAPERS Understanding Paper Codes 85 100 Level Science Papers 86 Biological Sciences 87 Chemistry 94 Earth Sciences 99 Electronics 106 Engineering 111 Environmental Sciences 115 Material and Processing 116 Physics 124 Psychology 127 Work Placements 133 ­ Science 133 ­ Engineering 134

  10. Understanding the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on

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    Understanding the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow Depletion through USGS Capture Maps (Vertical and Horizontal Distance from Streams) Pumping rates and pumping schedules The timing source of water to the wells in years to decades. 0 10 mi #12;Pumping Can Affect Other Hydrologic

  11. BIOGEOCHEMICAL GRADIENTS AS A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING WASTE SITE EVOLUTION

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    Denham, M; Karen Vangelas, K

    2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The migration of biogeochemical gradients is a useful framework for understanding the evolution of biogeochemical conditions in groundwater at waste sites contaminated with metals and radionuclides. This understanding is critical to selecting sustainable remedies and evaluating sites for monitored natural attenuation, because most attenuation mechanisms are sensitive to geochemical conditions such as pH and redox potential. Knowledge of how gradients in these parameters evolve provides insights into the behavior of contaminants with time and guides characterization, remedy selection, and monitoring efforts. An example is a seepage basin site at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina where low-level acidic waste has seeped into groundwater. The remediation of this site relies, in part, on restoring the natural pH of the aquifer by injecting alkaline solutions. The remediation will continue until the pH up-flow of the treatment zone increases to an acceptable value. The time required to achieve this objective depends on the time it takes the trailing pH gradient, the gradient separating the plume from influxing natural groundwater, to reach the treatment zone. Predictions of this length of time will strongly influence long-term remedial decisions.

  12. 1. BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES For geological carbon sequestration, it is essential to

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    1. BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES · For geological carbon sequestration, it is essential to understand Material Characterization for Intermediate-scale Testing to Develop Strategies for Geologic Sequestration to generate comprehensive data sets. Due to the nature of the CO2 geological sequestration where supercritical

  13. Gain Improvement of Er-doped Amplifiers for the Feedback Filters

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    Song, Xiaomin

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    contrast between these two materials and the electro-optical properties of Ti: LiNbO3. Furthermore, waveguide gain is introduced through selective surface erbium (Er) doping which yields high quality loss-compensated or even amplifying waveguides without...

  14. Comments on `Gain Scheduling Dynamic Linear Controllers for a Nonlinear and W.E. LEITHEAD

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    Duffy, Ken

    Comments on `Gain Scheduling Dynamic Linear Controllers for a Nonlinear Plant' D.J.LEITH and W-scheduled controller should be chosen to satisfy a local linear equivalence condition. However, this provides of linear controllers. However, the dynamic behaviour of the resulting controller, being nonlinear, can

  15. Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! InternationalRelationsinIndonesia

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    Study in Indonesia and gain credit towards your degree! InternationalRelationsinIndonesia, Europe and the United States as well as Indonesia, are highly qualified and ex- perienced as both the Australia Indonesia Institute, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Myer

  16. A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to target tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Naik, Naren

    A Constant Gain Kalman Filter Approach to target tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks Ashwin Yadav1 domains. One of the most fundamen- tal and widely used approaches to target tracking is the Kalman filter. In presence of unknown noise statistics there are difficulties in the Kalman filter yielding good results

  17. Drastic Productivity Gain for Large-Truck Operations with Automated Trailer Steering

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    Su, Xiao

    ] · A Solution Concept: Automated Trailer Steering · Elimination of Off-tracking (Vehicle Dynamics Only) ­ Models & simulation with ad hoc steering angles [2007] ­ LQR-RWA active control for high speeds [2007] ­ CommandDrastic Productivity Gain for Large-Truck Operations with Automated Trailer Steering via Fuel

  18. High Gain Observer for Backstepping Control of a MRI-guided Therapeutic Microrobot in Blood Vessels

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -planned trajectory inherited from the model, with robustness concerns. This paper reports modeling and controlHigh Gain Observer for Backstepping Control of a MRI-guided Therapeutic Microrobot in Blood Vessels Laurent Arcese, Ali Cherry, Matthieu Fruchard, Antoine Ferreira Abstract-- This paper reports modeling

  19. Gain dispersion in Visible Light Photon Counters as a function of counting rate

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    Bross, A.; /Fermilab; Buscher, V.; /Freiburg U.; Estrada, J.; /Fermilab; Ginther, G.; /Rochester U.; Molina, J.; /Rio de Janeiro State U.

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present measurements of light signals using Visible Light Photon Counters (VLPC), that indicate an increase in gain dispersion as the counting rate increases. We show that this dispersion can be understood on the basis of a recent observation of localized field reduction in VLPCs at high input rates.

  20. Delivering pump light to a laser gain element while maintaining access to the laser beam

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    Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA); Honea, Eric C. (Sunol, CA); Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A lens duct is used for pump delivery and the laser beam is accessed through an additional component called the intermediate beam extractor which can be implemented as part of the gain element, part of the lens duct or a separate component entirely.

  1. Gain and Equalization Adaptation to Optimize the Vertical Eye Opening in a Wireline Receiver

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    Chan Carusone, Tony

    loss and skin-effect can severely limit a wireline receiver's ability to operate at high-speeds, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Abstract--A strategy for the adaptation of an equalizer and variable gain amplifier is presented. Both control signals are generated by examining the probability density function

  2. Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience

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    Wang, Hai

    16 Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience before and practice, helps fine-tune career goals, and provides examples of industry structure and practices. Co.careers@usc.edu cooperative education (co-op) benefiTS · Agreatwaytoevaluateyourcareer options. · Earnacademiccreditandgetpaid

  3. Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience

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    Rohs, Remo

    16 Co-op is an academic program that allows students to gain paid industry work experience before and practice, helps fine-tune career goals, and provides examples of industry structure and practices. Co.careers@usc.edu COOPERATIVEEDUCATION(CO-OP) BENEFITS · Agreatwaytoevaluateyourcareer options. · Earnacademiccreditandgetpaid

  4. An ultra-low voltage high gain operational transconductance amplifier for biomedical

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An ultra-low voltage high gain operational transconductance amplifier for biomedical applications that work at ultra low voltage power supply. Moreover, low power dissipation is essential in these systems dissipation is also proposed in [5]. Differential pairs are commonly used as input stages, in an ultra-low

  5. The Potential of Aspen Clonal Forestry in Alberta: Breeding Regions and Estimates of Genetic Gain from

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    Hamann, Andreas

    The Potential of Aspen Clonal Forestry in Alberta: Breeding Regions and Estimates of Genetic Gain Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Boyle, Alberta, Canada Abstract Background: Aspen naturally grows to enhance the productivity of aspen forests in Alberta. We further investigate geographic patterns

  6. Benefits of the International Residential Code's Maximum Solar heat Gain Coefficient Requirement for Windows

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    Stone, G. A.; DeVito, E. M.; Nease, N. H.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Texas adopted in its residential building energy code a maximum 0.40 solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for fenestration (e.g., windows, glazed doors and skylights)-a critical driver of cooling energy use, comfort and peak demand. An analysis...

  7. Sub-Poissonian shot noise of a high internal gain injection photon detector

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    Mohseni, Hooman

    Jin,2 and Ilesanmi Adesida2 1 Bio-Inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical.northwestern.edu Abstract: The noise performance of an infrared injection photon detector with very high internal gain was evaluated. The optical to electrical conversion factor and Fano factor were measured under increasing

  8. Mode-locking via active gain modulation in quantum cascade lasers

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    Gkortsas, Vasileios-Marios

    A mode-locking mechanism by active gain modulation is studied numerically and experimentally. The parameter window for the emission of stable pulse trains was found. Pulses as short as 3 ps (~0.5 pJ) were characterized by ...

  9. Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Multiplicative Gain Changes Are Induced by Excitation or

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    Columbia University

    to play an important role in neural computations (for review, see Salinas and Thier, 2000). A particularly; Salinas and Abbott, 1995, 2001; Pouget and Sejnowski, 1997; Pouget and Snyder, 2000). Gain modulations (but, see Srinivasan and Bernard, 1976; Fox and Daw, 1992; Mel, 1993; Salinas and Abbott, 1996; Chance

  10. Trade and plant level productivity gains: Role of Import Liberalisation, Technological Spillovers and Variety Growth in

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    1 Trade and plant level productivity gains: Role of Import Liberalisation, Technological Spillovers liberalization impact productivity at the micro level in the economy? Using a panel data of Indian manufacturing productivity growth at the production level in the economy. These mechanisms include trade induced pro

  11. The Maroon and White Game: A simulation of trust and long-term gains and losses

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    Smith, James P.; Rybkowski, Zofia K.

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    to players the advantages of systems thinking, as opposed to sub-optimization, during a live playing of the game. Although effective in illustrating the greater mathematic gains incurred from systems thinking to a community-at-large, the simulation might...

  12. ANALYTIC MODEL OF HARMONIC GENERATION IN THE LOW-GAIN FEL REGIME

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    Wurtele, Jonathan

    ANALYTIC MODEL OF HARMONIC GENERATION IN THE LOW-GAIN FEL REGIME G. Penn, M. Reinsch, J.S. Wurtele , LBNL, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Harmonic generation using free electron lasers (FELs) requires with simulation results using the FEL code GENESIS, both for single stages of harmonic generation and for the LUX

  13. Optimization of stomatal conductance for maximum carbon gain under dynamic soil moisture

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    Katul, Gabriel

    Optimization of stomatal conductance for maximum carbon gain under dynamic soil moisture Stefano Accepted 26 September 2013 Available online 9 October 2013 Keywords: Optimization Photosynthesis Soil moisture Stomatal conductance Transpiration a b s t r a c t Optimization theories explain a variety

  14. Discrete-time Lyapunov based small-gain theorem for parameterized interconnected ISS systems

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    Nesic, Dragan

    Discrete-time Lyapunov based small-gain theorem for parameterized interconnected ISS systems Dina via the Lyapunov method. In particular, an ISS Lyapunov function for the overall system is constructed from the ISS Lyapunov functions of the two subsystems. We consider parameterized families of discrete

  15. Enhancement of sensitivity gain and frequency tuning by coupling of active hair bundles

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    Jülicher, Frank

    Enhancement of sensitivity gain and frequency tuning by coupling of active hair bundles Kai Dierkes. A candidate for this process is active hair bundle mechanics observed, for instance, for hair cells of the bullfrog's sacculus. Hair bundles in various inner ear organs are coupled by overlying membranes. Using

  16. Deterministic, Nanoscale Fabrication of Mesoscale Objects

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    Jr., R M; Shirk, M; Gilmer, G; Rubenchik, A

    2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Neither LLNL nor any other organization has the capability to perform deterministic fabrication of mm-sized objects with arbitrary, {micro}m-sized, 3-dimensional features with 20-nm-scale accuracy and smoothness. This is particularly true for materials such as high explosives and low-density aerogels. For deterministic fabrication of high energy-density physics (HEDP) targets, it will be necessary both to fabricate features in a wide variety of materials as well as to understand and simulate the fabrication process. We continue to investigate, both in experiment and in modeling, the ablation/surface-modification processes that occur with the use of laser pulses that are near the ablation threshold fluence. During the first two years, we studied ablation of metals, and we used sub-ps laser pulses, because pulses shorter than the electron-phonon relaxation time offered the most precise control of the energy that can be deposited into a metal surface. The use of sub-ps laser pulses also allowed a decoupling of the energy-deposition process from the ensuing movement/ablation of the atoms from the solid, which simplified the modeling. We investigated the ablation of material from copper, gold, and nickel substrates. We combined the power of the 1-D hydrocode ''HYADES'' with the state-of-the-art, 3-D molecular dynamics simulations ''MDCASK'' in our studies. For FY04, we have stretched ourselves to investigate laser ablation of carbon, including chemically-assisted processes. We undertook this research, because the energy deposition that is required to perform direct sublimation of carbon is much higher than that to stimulate the reaction 2C + O{sub 2} => 2CO. Thus, extremely fragile carbon aerogels might survive the chemically-assisted process more readily than ablation via direct laser sublimation. We had planned to start by studying vitreous carbon and move onto carbon aerogels. We were able to obtain flat, high-quality vitreous carbon, which was easy to work on, experimentally and relatively easy to model. We were provided with bulk samples of carbon aerogel by Dr. Joe Satcher, but the shop that would have prepared mounted samples for us was overwhelmed by programmatic assignments. We are pursuing aligned carbon nanotubes, provided to us by colleagues at NASA Ames Research Center, as an alternative to aerogels. Dr. Gilmer started modeling the laser/thermally accelerated reactions of carbon with H{sub 2}, rather than O{sub 2}, due to limited information on equation of state for CO. We have extended our molecular dynamics models of ablation to include carbon in the form of graphite, vitreous carbon, and aerogels. The computer code has features that allow control of temperature, absorption of shock waves, and for the ejection of material from the computational cell. We form vitreous carbon atomic configurations by melting graphite in a microcanonical cell at a temperature of about 5000K. Quenching the molten carbon at a controlled rate of cooling yields material with a structure close to that of the vitreous carbon produced in the laboratory. To represent the aerogel, we have a computer code that connects ''graphite'' rods to randomly placed points in the 3-D computational cell. Ablation simulations yield results for vitreous carbon similar to our previous results with copper, usually involving the transient melting of the material above the threshold energy density. However, some fracturing in the solid regions occurs in this case, but was never observed in copper. These simulations are continuing, together with studies of the reaction of hydrogen with vitreous graphite at high temperatures. These reactions are qualitatively similar to that of oxygen with the carbon atoms at the surface, and the simulations should provide insight into the applicability of the use of chemical reactions to shape the surfaces of aerogels.

  17. An Audio Compressor/Peak Limiter Circuit The object of this experiment is to use the voltage-controlled amplifier designed in the

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    Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

    An Audio Compressor/Peak Limiter Circuit The object of this experiment is to use the voltage-controlled amplifier designed in the last lab to realize an audio compressor/peak limiter circuit. Such a circuit and a compressor is primarily in the attack and release times of the circuits. A limiter reduces gain quickly when

  18. Ibuprofen Administered Pre- or Post- Simulated Resistance Exercise Training Does Not Diminsh Gains in Bone Formation or Bone Mass

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    Cunningham, David

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    IBUPROFEN ADMINSTERED PRE- OR POST- SIMULATED RESISTANCE EXERCISE TRAINING DOES NOT DIMINISH GAINS IN BONE FORMATION OR BONE MASS A Thesis by DAVID ARTHUR CUNNINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... Training Does Not Diminish Gains in Bone Formation or Bone Mass Copyright 2011 David Arthur Cunningham IBUPROFEN ADMINISTERED PRE- OR POST- SIMULATED RESISTANCE EXERCISE TRAINING DOES NOT DIMINSH GAINS IN BONE FORMATION OR BONE MASS A Thesis...

  19. UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASSISTED LIVING

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    UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASSISTED LIVING: INFLUENCE OF THE BUILT AND ORGANIZATIONAL- institutional environment who do not need 24/7 nursing care Focus on quality of life (QoL) 194 registered ALs 6.2 % % Chinese 35.1 51.8 55.6 % South Asian 24.5 26.1 23.5 % Filipino 7.1 5.6 5.7 Total 66.7 83.5 84.9 #12;Our

  20. Understanding Leasing Options for Energy Projects

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    Davenport, B.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UNDERSTANDING LEASING OPTIONS FOR ENERGY PROJECTS Baker Davenport Davenport Finance Company Richmond, Virginia Industrials often find it difficult to fund energy projects with internal monies. Energy projects must compete with the company...?s ?core? assets for capital dollars. Leasing can be used to overcome some of these hurdles. Topics of discussion will include several key leasing structures, with benefits and disadvantages noted. Project financing is also discussed as a way...

  1. Using Enhanced Spherical Images for Object Representation

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    Smith, David A.

    1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The processes involved in vision, manipulation, and spatial reasoning depend greatly on the particular representation of three-dimensional objects used. A novel representation, based on concepts of differential geometry, ...

  2. Parallel object-oriented data mining system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kamath, Chandrika; Cantu-Paz, Erick

    2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A data mining system uncovers patterns, associations, anomalies and other statistically significant structures in data. Data files are read and displayed. Objects in the data files are identified. Relevant features for the objects are extracted. Patterns among the objects are recognized based upon the features. Data from the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters (FIRST) sky survey was used to search for bent doubles. This test was conducted on data from the Very Large Array in New Mexico which seeks to locate a special type of quasar (radio-emitting stellar object) called bent doubles. The FIRST survey has generated more than 32,000 images of the sky to date. Each image is 7.1 megabytes, yielding more than 100 gigabytes of image data in the entire data set.

  3. Agricultural Centers AGRICULTURAL CENTER PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Agricultural Centers AGRICULTURAL CENTER PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Conduct research related to the prevention of occu- pational disease and injury of agricultural workers and their families. Develop, implement, and evaluate educational and outreach programs for promoting health and safety for agricultural

  4. Objectives : The Multimedia Products and Services Master's

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    Jeanjean, Louis

    Objectives : The Multimedia Products and Services Master's Degree consists in four semesters, each of multimedia. This core curriculum is composed of units such as Multimedia Foundations, Storyboarding & Multimedia Scripting, Multimedia communication, Conception and development for multimedia, Ergonomy

  5. Are BL Lacertae Objects Beamed QSO Remnants?

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    E. F. Borra

    1994-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper considers the hypothesis that BL Lacertae objects (BLLs) are the beamed remnants of Quasi Stellar Objects. The hypothesis explains why BLLs do not undergo the strong evolution seen in other active galactic nuclei since it naturally predicts that the space density of BLLs should increase with cosmic time, as shown by recent observations. Numerical models reproduce, with reasonable parameters, the known redshift and magnitude counts of BL Lac objects. It is assumed that radio-quiet as well as radio-loud quasars are capable of generating jets but that jets are snuffed in young radio-quiet objects and only emerge in aged ones. I argue that the observations allow this assumption.

  6. Storied objects: design thinking with time

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    Lee, Hyun-Yeul.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The traditional approach to the design of everyday objects is articulated by form and function. This thesis aims to model an approach to design thinking that extends the praxis of form and function to include the expression ...

  7. Renewable, Recycled and Conserved Energy Objective

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    In February 2008, South Dakota enacted legislation (HB 1123) establishing an objective that 10% of all retail electricity sales in the state be obtained from renewable and recycled energy by 2015....

  8. An Empirical Model for Heterogeneous Translucent Objects

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    Durand, Frédo

    scatter- ing in heterogeneous translucent objects. Motivated by the exponential fall-off of scattered in the marble example (Figure 3). Figure 3: The marble example. Left: Modulation texture and diffusely lit

  9. Scale in object and process ontologies 

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    Reitsma, Femke; Bittner, Thomas

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scale is of great importance to the analysis of real world phenomena, be they enduring objects or perduring processes. This paper presents a new perspective on the concept of scale by considering it within two complementary ...

  10. Slow speed object detection for haul trucks

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    NONE

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Multi-objective stochastic path planning

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    Dasgupta, Sumantra

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of multiple objectives and stochastic edge parameters. 2. Identify candidate constraints where clustering based multi-level programming can be applied to eliminate infeasible edges. 3. Provide an exact O (V.E) algorithm for building redundant shortest paths. 4...

  12. A study of binary Kuiper Belt objects

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    Kern, Susan Diane

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    About 105 bodies larger than 100km in diameter (Jewitt 1998) reside in the Kuiper Belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune. Since 1992 observational surveys have discovered over one thousand of these objects, believed to be fossil ...

  13. Multi-objective stochastic path planning 

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    Dasgupta, Sumantra

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present research formulates the path planning as an optimization problem with multiple objectives and stochastic edge parameters. The first section introduces different variants of the PP problem and discusses existing ...

  14. Object Stereo --Joint Stereo Matching and Object Segmentation Michael Bleyer1

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    Kim, Tae-Kyun

    model is formulated as an energy function that is op- timized via fusion moves. We show high surfaces with complex geometry, and assign disconnected surface patches to the same object. For Cones, our objects. Each object is characterized by three dif- ferent aspects: a color model, a 3D plane

  15. IP for Smart Objects Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance

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    Dunkels, Adam

    , smart cities, structural health management systems, smart grid and energy management, and transportationIP for Smart Objects Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance White paper #1 Adam, Cisco Systems September 2008 Executive Summary The emerging application space for smart objects requires

  16. Problems with Objective Probability for Conditionals What Bennett Means by Objective Probability

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    Fitelson, Branden

    Problems with Objective Probability for Conditionals What Bennett Means by Objective Probability Objective probability is any sort of probability which demands inter- subjective agreement. Bennett Bennett introduces this as a three place relation, R(P,Q,n), between a proposition P, body of evidence Q

  17. The Effect of Student Learning Styles on the Learning Gains Achieved When Interactive Simulations Are Coupled with Real-Time Formative Assessment via Pen-Enabled Mobile Technology

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    Kowalski, F V

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes results from a project in an undergraduate engineering physics course that coupled classroom use of interactive computer simulations with the collection of real-time formative assessment using pen-enabled mobile technology. Interactive simulations (free or textbook-based) are widely used across the undergraduate science and engineering curriculia to help actively engaged students increase their understanding of abstract concepts or phenomena which are not directly or easily observable. However, there are indications in the literature that we do not yet know the pedagogical best practices associated with their use to maximize learning. This project couples student use of interactive simulations with the gathering of real-time formative assessment via pen-enabled mobile technology (in this case, Tablet PCs). The research question addressed in this paper is: are learning gains achieved with this coupled model greater for certain types of learners in undergraduate STEM classrooms? To answer t...

  18. Current Understanding and Remaining Challenges in Modeling Long...

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    Understanding and Remaining Challenges in Modeling Long-Term Degradation of Borosilicate Nuclear Waste Glasses. Current Understanding and Remaining Challenges in Modeling...

  19. Project Profile: Understanding the Evolution of Customer Motivations...

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

    Soft Costs Project Profile: Understanding the Evolution of Customer Motivations and Adoption Barriers in Residential Photovoltaics Markets Project Profile: Understanding the...

  20. Structure of ?-Alumina: Toward The Atomic Level Understanding...

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    -Alumina: Toward The Atomic Level Understanding Of Transition Alumina Phases. Structure of -Alumina: Toward The Atomic Level Understanding Of Transition Alumina Phases....

  1. National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding...

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    National Science FoundationFCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D National Science FoundationFCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased...

  2. Understanding the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Boson...

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    Understanding the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Boson and Beyond (Monday, March 2) DATE: Monday, March 2, 4:10 pm LOCATION: Physics 0003 Understanding the Electroweak...

  3. Cooling Towers: Understanding Key Components of Cooling Towers...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Cooling Towers: Understanding Key Components of Cooling Towers and How to Improve Water Efficiency Cooling Towers: Understanding Key Components of Cooling Towers and How to Improve...

  4. Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Two Year Progress...

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    Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Two Year Progress Report Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Two Year Progress Report On March 24, 2010, the Department of the...

  5. Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells...

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    Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > Understanding Collection-Related Losses in Organic Solar Cells...

  6. NETL Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible...

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    Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible Oil and Natural Gas Development NETL Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible Oil and Natural Gas...

  7. Gain, directionality and noise in microwave SQUID amplifiers: Input-output approach

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    Archana Kamal; John Clarke; Michel Devoret

    2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new theoretical framework to analyze microwave amplifiers based on the dc SQUID. Our analysis applies input-output theory generalized for Josephson junction devices biased in the running state. Using this approach we express the high frequency dynamics of the SQUID as a scattering between the participating modes. This enables us to elucidate the inherently nonreciprocal nature of gain as a function of bias current and input frequency. This method can, in principle, accommodate an arbitrary number of Josephson harmonics generated in the running state of the junction. We report detailed calculations taking into account the first few harmonics that provide simple semi-quantitative results showing a degradation of gain, directionality and noise of the device as a function of increasing signal frequency. We also discuss the fundamental limits on device performance and applications of this formalism to real devices.

  8. Robust random number generation using steady-state emission of gain-switched laser diodes

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    Yuan, Z. L., E-mail: zhiliang.yuan@crl.toshiba.co.uk; Lucamarini, M.; Dynes, J. F.; Fröhlich, B.; Plews, A.; Shields, A. J. [Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Cambridge Research Laboratory, 208 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ (United Kingdom)

    2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate robust, high-speed random number generation using interference of the steady-state emission of guaranteed random phases, obtained through gain-switching a semiconductor laser diode. Steady-state emission tolerates large temporal pulse misalignments and therefore significantly improves the interference quality. Using an 8-bit digitizer followed by a finite-impulse-response unbiasing algorithm, we achieve random number generation rates of 8 and 20?Gb/s, for laser repetition rates of 1 and 2.5?GHz, respectively, with a ±20% tolerance in the interferometer differential delay. We also report a generation rate of 80?Gb/s using partially phase-correlated short pulses. In relation to the field of quantum key distribution, our results confirm the gain-switched laser diode as a suitable light source, capable of providing phase-randomized coherent pulses at a clock rate of up to 2.5?GHz.

  9. Robust random number generation using steady-state emission of gain-switched laser diodes

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    Z. L. Yuan; M. Lucamarini; J. F. Dynes; B. Frohlich; A. Plews; A. J. Shields

    2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate robust, high-speed random number generation using interference of the steady-state emission of guaranteed random phases, obtained through gain-switching a semiconductor laser diode. Steady-state emission tolerates large temporal pulse misalignments and therefore significantly improves the interference quality. Using an 8-bit digitizer followed by a finite-impulse response unbiasing algorithm, we achieve random number generation rates of 8 and 20 Gb/s, for laser repetition rates of 1 and 2.5 GHz, respectively, with a +/-20% tolerance in the interferometer differential delay. We also report a generation rate of 80 Gb/s using partially phase-correlated short pulses. In relation to the field of quantum key distribution, our results confirm the gain-switched laser diode as a suitable light source, capable of providing phase-randomized coherent pulses at a clock rate of up to 2.5 GHz.

  10. Reducing Thermal Losses and Gains With Buried and Encapsulated Ducts in Hot-Humid Climates

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    Shapiro, C.; Magee, A.; Zoeller, W.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored three houses in Jacksonville, FL, to investigate the effectiveness of encapsulated and encapsulated/buried ducts in reducing thermal losses and gains from ductwork in unconditioned attics. Burying ductwork beneath loose-fill insulation has been identified as an effective method of reducing thermal losses and gains from ductwork in dry climates, but it is not applicable in humid climates where condensation may occur on the outside of the duct jacket. By encapsulating the ductwork in closed cell polyurethane foam (ccSPF) before burial beneath loose-fill mineral fiber insulation, the condensation potential may be reduced while increasing the R-value of the ductwork.

  11. A Parametric Level Set Approach to Simultaneous Object Identification and Background Reconstruction for Dual Energy Computed Tomography

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    Semerci, Oguz

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dual energy computerized tomography has gained great interest because of its ability to characterize the chemical composition of a material rather than simply providing relative attenuation images as in conventional tomography. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a novel polychromatic dual energy processing algorithm with an emphasis on detection and characterization of piecewise constant objects embedded in an unknown, cluttered background. Physical properties of the objects, specifically the Compton scattering and photoelectric absorption coefficients, are assumed to be known with some level of uncertainty. Our approach is based on a level-set representation of the characteristic function of the object and encompasses a number of regularization techniques for addressing both the prior information we have concerning the physical properties of the object as well as fundamental, physics-based limitations associated with our ability to jointly recover the Compton scattering and photoelectric absorption pr...

  12. Measuring solar reflectance Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain

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    Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul

    2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective 'cool colored' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland U.S. latitudes, this metric RE891BN can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {le} 5:12 [23{sup o}]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool-roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear-sky air mass one global horizontal ('AM1GH') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer.

  13. Stocking rate and weight gain with three forages utilized in sequence

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    Garcia Jurado, Andres

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) (Member) August 1977 ABSTRACT STOCKING RATE AND WEIGHT GAIN WITH THREE FORAGES UTILIZED IN SEQUENCE (August 1977) Andres Garcia, Ing. Zoot. Univ. Aut. de Chihuahua (Mexico) Chairman of Advisory Committee g T. CD Cartwright Twenty seven steers were... and the pas- ture areas were not as large as would have been desired. This was the first grazing trial conducted at this center on the recently deforested land and somewhat newly estab- lished pastures. There was an immediate need to generate some animal...

  14. Measuring solar reflectance - Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain

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    Levinson, Ronnen; Akbari, Hashem; Berdahl, Paul [Heat Island Group, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective ''cool colored'' surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland US latitudes, this metric R{sub E891BN} can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope {<=} 5:12 [23 ]) by as much as 89 W m{sup -2}, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using R{sub E891BN} to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool roof net energy savings by as much as 23%. We define clear sky air mass one global horizontal (''AM1GH'') solar reflectance R{sub g,0}, a simple and easily measured property that more accurately predicts solar heat gain. R{sub g,0} predicts the annual peak solar heat gain of a roof or pavement to within 2 W m{sup -2}, and overestimates N by no more than 3%. R{sub g,0} is well suited to rating the solar reflectances of roofs, pavements and walls. We show in Part II that R{sub g,0} can be easily and accurately measured with a pyranometer, a solar spectrophotometer or version 6 of the Solar Spectrum Reflectometer. (author)

  15. Observation of transient gain without population inversion in a laser-cooled rubidium lambda system

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    S. R. de Echaniz; Andrew D. Greentree; A. V. Durrant; D. M. Segal; J. P. Marangos; J. A. Vaccaro

    2001-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We have observed clear Rabi oscillations of a weak probe in a strongly driven three-level lambda system in laser-cooled rubidium for the first time. When the coupling field is non-adiabatically switched on using a Pockels cell, transient probe gain without population inversion is obtained in the presence of uncoupled absorptions. Our results are supported by three-state computations.

  16. High gain, Fast Scan, Broad Spectrum Parallel Beam Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for SEM

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    OHara, David

    2009-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    During contract # DE-FG02-ER83545, Parallax Research, Inc. developed a High gain, Fast Scan Broad Spectrum Parallel beam Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for use on Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM). This new spectrometer allows very fast high resolution elemental analysis of samples in an electron microscope. By comparison to previous WDS spectrometers, it can change from one energy position to another very quickly and has an extended range compared to some similar products.

  17. High Gain, Fast Scan, Broad Spectrum, Parallel Beam Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for SEM

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    David OHara; Dr. Eric Lochmer

    2003-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to produce a new type of x-ray spectrometer for use with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) that would have the energy resolution of WDS and the ease of use of EDS with sufficient gain for lower energies that it can be used at low beam currents as is EDS. Parallax proposes to do this by development of new multiple reflection x-ray collimation optics, new diffractor technology, new detector technology and new scan algorithms.

  18. Gain scheduling adaptive control strategies for HVDC systems to accommodate large disturbances

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    Reeve, J.; Sultan, M. (Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada))

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Techniques have been developed to permit the response of the controls for dc transmission systems to adapt to large system changes. A gain scheduling approach tunes the control as an on-line function of the effective short-circuit ratio and contingency indicators. The method has been tested by digital simulation, based on EMTP, of a back-to-back dc system. It has been found to be robust and control performance has been enhanced.

  19. High current gain InGaN=GaN HBTs with C operating temperature

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    Asbeck, Peter M.

    with an $20 nm low-temperature (Tg ¼ 550 C) GaN buffer layer on a (0001) sapphire substrate. The layer 1018 cmÀ3 Buffer GaN 2.5 mm ­ Substrate Sapphire ­ ­ HBT device processing began by depositing a 100 nmHigh current gain InGaN=GaN HBTs with 300 C operating temperature D.M. Keogh, P.M. Asbeck, T. Chung

  20. Prediction of internal temperature swings in direct-gain passive-solar buildings

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    Balcomb, J.D.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The diurnal heat capacity method is presented for estimating inside-temperature swings attributable to direct winter solar gain. The procedures are simplified to be suitable for hand analysis, aided by tables of diurnal heat capacity for various materials. The method has been spot checked against computer simulation and has been used successfully by a group of 20 builders in New Mexico to analyze whether temperature swings would be excessive in their designs.

  1. Investigation of the electron trajectories and gain regimes of the whistler pumped free-electron laser

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    Jafarinia, F.; Jafari, S. [Department of Physics, University of Guilan, Rasht 41335-1914 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mehdian, H. [Department of Physics and Institute for Plasma Research, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran 15614 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A free-electron laser (FEL) scheme, which employs the whistler wave as a slow electromagnetic wave wiggler, was studied theoretically. Subjected to the transverse fields of whistler wave wiggler, the beam electrons are the source of the energy needed to produce electromagnetic radiation. The strength and the period of the wiggler field depend on the parameters of the magnetoplasma medium. This configuration has a higher tunability by controlling the plasma density, on top of the {gamma}-tunability of the conventional FELs. The theory of linear gain and electron trajectories was presented and four groups (I, II, III, and IV) of electron orbits were found in the presence of an axial guide magnetic field. Using perturbation analysis, it is found that these groups of orbits were stable except small regions of group I and IV orbits. The function {Phi} which determines the rate of change of axial velocity with beam energy was also derived. In the case in which {Phi}<0 represents a negative-mass regime in which the axial velocity accelerates as the electrons lose energy. Numerical solutions showed that by increasing the cyclotron frequency, the gain for group I and III orbits increased, while a gain decrement was obtained for group II and IV orbits.

  2. Pinned modes in two-dimensional lossy lattices with local gain and nonlinearity

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    Ding, Edwin; Chow, K W; Malomed, Boris A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a system with one or two amplified nonlinear sites ("hot spots", HSs) embedded into a two-dimensional linear lossy lattice. The system describes an array of evanescently coupled optical or plasmonic waveguides, with gain applied at selected HS cores. The subject of the analysis is discrete solitons pinned to the HSs. The shape of the localized modes is found in quasi-analytical and numerical forms, using a truncated lattice for the analytical consideration. Stability eigenvalues are computed numerically, and the results are supplemented by direct numerical simulations. In the case of self-focusing nonlinearity, the modes pinned to a single HS are stable or unstable when the nonlinearity includes the cubic loss or gain, respectively. If the nonlinearity is self-defocusing, the unsaturated cubic gain acting at the HS supports stable modes in a small parametric area, while weak cubic loss gives rise to a bistability of the discrete solitons. Symmetric and antisymmetric modes pinned to a symmetric se...

  3. Nonlinear localized modes in PT-symmetric optical media with competing gain and loss

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    Midya, Bikashkali, E-mail: bikash.midya@gmail.com [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108 (India)] [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108 (India); Roychoudhury, Rajkumar, E-mail: rroychoudhury123@gmail.com [Advanced Center for Nonlinear and Complex Phenomena, Kolkata 700075 (India)] [Advanced Center for Nonlinear and Complex Phenomena, Kolkata 700075 (India)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The existence and stability of the nonlinear spatial localized modes are investigated in parity-time symmetric optical media characterized by a generic complex hyperbolic refractive index distribution with competing gain and loss profile. The exact analytical expression of the localized modes are found for all values of the competing parameter and in the presence of both the self-focusing and self-defocusing Kerr nonlinearity. The effects of competing gain/loss profile on the stability structure of these localized modes are discussed with the help of linear stability analysis followed by the direct numerical simulation of the governing equation. The spatial localized modes in two-dimensional geometry as well as the transverse power-flow density associated with these localized modes are also examined. -- Highlights: • Existence of localized modes is investigated in PT-symmetric complex potentials. • Exact analytical expression of the localized modes is obtained. • Effect of gain/loss profile on the stability of these localized modes is discussed. • Localized modes in 2D and associated transverse power-flow density are also examined.

  4. Understanding Degradation Pathways in Organic Photovoltaics (Poster)

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    Lloyd, M. T.; Olson, D. C.; Garcia, A.; Kauvar, I.; Kopidakis, N.; Reese, M. O.; Berry, J. J.; Ginley, D. S.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) recently attained power conversion efficiencies that are of interest for commercial production. Consequently, one of the most important unsolved issues facing a new industry is understanding what governs lifetime in organic devices and discovering solutions to mitigate degradation mechanisms. Historically, the active organic components are considered vulnerable to photo-oxidation and represent the primary degradation channel. However, we present several (shelf life and light soaking) studies pointing the relative stability of the active layers and instabilities in commonly used electrode materials. We show that engineering of the hole/electron layer at the electrode can lead to environmentally stable devices even without encapsulation.

  5. Phase and gain measurements in a distributed-loss cyclotron-resonance maser amplifier Amit Kesar and Eli Jerby*

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    Jerby, Eli

    model. Practical implementations of gain and phase control in CRM devices are discussed. DOI: 10 varying the phase delay. Phase control in high-power CRM amplifiers is essential for radiation beam-steering received 6 December 2001; published 28 February 2002 The control of gain and phase delay in a cyclotron

  6. Inelastic neutron and low-frequency Raman scattering in a niobium-phosphate glass for Raman gain applications

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    Schirmacher, Walter

    Inelastic neutron and low-frequency Raman scattering in a niobium-phosphate glass for Raman gain: Raman scattering; Neutron scattering; Raman gain; Boson peak We present measurements of the vibrational, extracted from specific-heat or neutron scattering measurements [7,8]. Only very recently two of the present

  7. Buried object detection in GPR images

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    Paglieroni, David W; Chambers, David H; Bond, Steven W; Beer, W. Reginald

    2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and system for detecting the presence of subsurface objects within a medium is provided. In some embodiments, the imaging and detection system operates in a multistatic mode to collect radar return signals generated by an array of transceiver antenna pairs that is positioned across the surface and that travels down the surface. The imaging and detection system pre-processes the return signal to suppress certain undesirable effects. The imaging and detection system then generates synthetic aperture radar images from real aperture radar images generated from the pre-processed return signal. The imaging and detection system then post-processes the synthetic aperture radar images to improve detection of subsurface objects. The imaging and detection system identifies peaks in the energy levels of the post-processed image frame, which indicates the presence of a subsurface object.

  8. Laser scanning system for object monitoring

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    McIntyre, Timothy James [Knoxville, TN; Maxey, Lonnie Curtis [Powell, TN; Chiaro, Jr; John, Peter [Clinton, TN

    2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A laser scanner is located in a fixed position to have line-of-sight access to key features of monitored objects. The scanner rapidly scans pre-programmed points corresponding to the positions of retroreflecting targets affixed to the key features of the objects. The scanner is capable of making highly detailed scans of any portion of the field of view, permitting the exact location and identity of targets to be confirmed. The security of an object is verified by determining that the cooperative target is still present and that its position has not changed. The retroreflecting targets also modulate the reflected light for purposes of returning additional information back to the location of the scanner.

  9. Elimination of Glass Artifacts and Object Segmentation

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    Katyal, Vini; Srivastava, Deepesh

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many images nowadays are captured from behind the glasses and may have certain stains discrepancy because of glass and must be processed to make differentiation between the glass and objects behind it. This research paper proposes an algorithm to remove the damaged or corrupted part of the image and make it consistent with other part of the image and to segment objects behind the glass. The damaged part is removed using total variation inpainting method and segmentation is done using kmeans clustering, anisotropic diffusion and watershed transformation. The final output is obtained by interpolation. This algorithm can be useful to applications in which some part of the images are corrupted due to data transmission or needs to segment objects from an image for further processing.

  10. The Formation of Primordial Luminous Objects

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    Emanuele Ripamonti; Tom Abel

    2005-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In these lecture notes we review the current knowledge about the formation of the first luminous objects. We start from the cosmological context of hierarchical models of structure formation, and discuss the main physical processes which are believed to lead to primordial star formation, i.e. the cooling processes and the chemistry of molecules (especially H2) in a metal-free gas. We then describe the techniques and results of numerical simulations, which indicate that the masses of the first luminous objects are likely to be much larger than that of present-day stars. Finally, we discuss the scenario presented above, exposing some of the most interesting problems which are currently being investigated, such as that of the feedback effects of these objects.

  11. Many Californians with Asthma Have Problems Understanding Their Doctor

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    Babey, Susan H.; Meng, Ying-Ying; Jones, Malia

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Management Plan Problems Understanding Doctor No Problems Source: 2005 California Health Interview Survey

  12. Multi-objective branch-and-bound. Application to the bi-objective ...

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    2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    stochastic shortest path problems, as well as by ? to evaluate the quality of an .... While the single-objective minimum spanning tree problem is easily solved, the ...

  13. Object-Oriented Energy, Climate, and Technology Systems (ObjECTS...

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    description of the complete inputs see "Model Documentation for the MiniCAM" (Brenkert, Smith, Kim, and Pitcher, 2003). Case Studies Examples of how Object-Oriented Energy,...

  14. Object-oriented Reengineering Patterns An Overview

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    Ducasse, Stéphane

    collection of these patterns that have been mined over several years of experience with object available. Second, the process for implementing changes ceases to be effective. Simple changes take too long. A continuous stream of bug fixes is common. Maintenance dependencies make it difficult to implement changes

  15. MACHO (MAssive Compact Halo Objects) Data

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The primary aim of the MACHO Project is to test the hypothesis that a significant fraction of the dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way is made up of objects like brown dwarfs or planets: these objects have come to be known as MACHOs, for MAssive Compact Halo Objects. The signature of these objects is the occasional amplification of the light from extragalactic stars by the gravitational lens effect. The amplification can be large, but events are extremely rare: it is necessary to monitor photometrically several million stars for a period of years in order to obtain a useful detection rate. For this purpose MACHO has a two channel system that employs eight CCDs, mounted on the 50 inch telescope at Mt. Stromlo. The high data rate (several GBytes per night) is accommodated by custom electronics and on-line data reduction. The Project has taken more than 27,000 images with this system since June 1992. Analysis of a subset of these data has yielded databases containing light curves in two colors for 8 million stars in the LMC and 10 million in the bulge of the Milky Way. A search for microlensing has turned up four candidates toward the Large Magellanic Cloud and 45 toward the Galactic Bulge. The web page for data provides links to MACHO Project data portals and various specialized interfaces for viewing or searching the data. (Specialized Interface)

  16. Homodyne impulse radar hidden object locator

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    McEwan, T.E.

    1996-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    An electromagnetic detector is designed to locate an object hidden behind a separator or a cavity within a solid object. The detector includes a PRF generator for generating 2 MHz pulses, a homodyne oscillator for generating a 2 kHz square wave, and for modulating the pulses from the PRF generator. A transmit antenna transmits the modulated pulses through the separator, and a receive antenna receives the signals reflected off the object. The receiver path of the detector includes a sample and hold circuit, an AC coupled amplifier which filters out DC bias level shifts in the sample and hold circuit, and a rectifier circuit connected to the homodyne oscillator and to the AC coupled amplifier, for synchronously rectifying the modulated pulses transmitted over the transmit antenna. The homodyne oscillator modulates the signal from the PRF generator with a continuous wave (CW) signal, and the AC coupled amplifier operates with a passband centered on that CW signal. The present detector can be used in several applications, including the detection of metallic and non-metallic objects, such as pipes, studs, joists, nails, rebars, conduits and electrical wiring, behind wood wall, ceiling, plywood, particle board, dense hardwood, masonry and cement structure. The detector is portable, light weight, simple to use, inexpensive, and has a low power emission which facilitates the compliance with Part 15 of the FCC rules. 15 figs.

  17. Object-Oriented Logic Programming with OBJECTLOG

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    Martinenghi, Davide

    of Computer Science Technical University of Denmark Supervisor Professor Jørgen Fischer Nilsson May 1998 #12 are replaced with object-structured terms with an accompanying data type specificational structure. The data types constitute an algebraic lattice which provides multiple inheritance of attributes. The project

  18. Camera Calibration with One-Dimensional Objects

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    Narasayya, Vivek

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

  19. Detecting concealed objects at a checkpoint

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    McMakin, Douglas L. (Richland, WA); Hall, Thomas E. (Kennewick, WA); Sheen, David M. (Richland, WA); Severtsen, Ronald H. (Richland, WA)

    2008-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to interrogate a clothed individual with electromagnetic radiation to determine if a concealed object is being carried. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual with a pair of opposed, semi-cylindrical array panels each configured to interrogate the individual with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range.

  20. The Japan Scotland Association Scholarship 1. Objective

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    Little, Tony

    The Japan Scotland Association Scholarship 1. Objective To assist Japanese students at Master society. 2. Background This scholarship scheme was set up to help improve links between Japan and Scotland (one of the aims of the Japan Scotland Association). Planned to commence September 2013. 3. Number

  1. Accelerated Learning without Semantic Similarity: Indirect Objects

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    Friedman, Nir

    types. Transfer apparently facilitates the learning of this type of information from the input1 Accelerated Learning without Semantic Similarity: Indirect Objects ANAT NINIO* Abstract The hypothesis was tested that transfer and facilitation of learning in early syntactic development does not rely

  2. Outdating Outdated Objects Holger Riedel \\Lambda

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    Scholl, Marc H.

    transactions present in engineering applications to describe complex changes like the construction of an engine shrinks quite rapidly; 2. the costs of its maintenance increase for updating and querying current objects amount of historical data in a temporal database. Up to now, only ideas are presented how to design

  3. Detection and tracking of moving objects

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    Kim, Woo-Sung

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the magnitude of the fast Fourier transform on a circle of radius r. To decide the matching of two objects, the mean square error for the difference value the figure of meri t is compared to a preassigned threshold value. Computer simulation are made...

  4. Object Oriented Artificial Neural Network Implementations

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    Slatton, Clint

    1 Object Oriented Artificial Neural Network Implementations W. Curt Lefebvre Jose C. Principe Neuro artificial neural networks (ANNs). The conven- tion for ANN simulation has been a direct implementation to develop a graphical artificial neural network simulation environment motivated towards the pro- cessing

  5. OBJECTIVES OF THE EDINBURGH KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT

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    Painter, Kevin

    OBJECTIVES OF THE EDINBURGH KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP The University of Edinburgh, Heriot and natural environment. The Edinburgh Knowledge Environment Partnership will thus provide a unique research between key stakeholders in the built and natural environment and to reach out in assisting

  6. Evolution towards, in, and beyond Object Databases

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    Scholl, Marc H.

    Evolution towards, in, and beyond Object Databases Marc H. Scholl and Markus Tresch Faculty ``evolution'' in the database arena. This paper tries to categorize some of these into a unique framework of ``external services'' to enrich DBMS functionalities. The following are presented in more detail: first, we

  7. Computer Note A Prototype Object Database for

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    Neigel, Joseph E.

    Computer Note A Prototype Object Database for Mitochondrial DNA Variation J. E. NEIGEL AND P preserved. We hope to prevent further loss by establishing a community database for population genetic surveys. We explored the feasibility of a population genetics database by developing a prototype

  8. Oil To Biofuels Case Study Objectives

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    Auerbach, Scott M.

    Oil To Biofuels Case Study Objectives - Critically evaluate the nature of certain societal", and the consequences of various sources. - How could this diagram be modified through the use of biofuels? Research. - What are biomass and biofuels? How are they used, what are their benefits and negative consequences

  9. Homodyne impulse radar hidden object locator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electromagnetic detector is designed to locate an object hidden behind a separator or a cavity within a solid object. The detector includes a PRF generator for generating 2 MHz pulses, a homodyne oscillator for generating a 2 kHz square wave, and for modulating the pulses from the PRF generator. A transmit antenna transmits the modulated pulses through the separator, and a receive antenna receives the signals reflected off the object. The receiver path of the detector includes a sample and hold circuit, an AC coupled amplifier which filters out DC bias level shifts in the sample and hold circuit, and a rectifier circuit connected to the homodyne oscillator and to the AC coupled amplifier, for synchronously rectifying the modulated pulses transmitted over the transmit antenna. The homodyne oscillator modulates the signal from the PRF generator with a continuous wave (CW) signal, and the AC coupled amplifier operates with a passband centered on that CW signal. The present detector can be used in several applications, including the detection of metallic and non-metallic objects, such as pipes, studs, joists, nails, rebars, conduits and electrical wiring, behind wood wall, ceiling, plywood, particle board, dense hardwood, masonry and cement structure. The detector is portable, light weight, simple to use, inexpensive, and has a low power emission which facilitates the compliance with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

  10. From Analog Objects to Digital Images

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    of light, light as wave disturbance and light as quanta of energy. We introduce the concept of light as a wave disturbance to explain the imaging process in a microscope. It shows that the finite aperture of a lens system produces an upper limit to the frequency content of the imaged object. The quantum nature

  11. A Sociospatial Approach to Understanding Terrorist Networks

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    Medina, Richard M [ORNL; Hepner, George F. [University of Utah

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Terrorist networks operate in hybrid space where activities in social and geographic spaces are necessary for logistics and security. The Islamist terrorist network is analyzed as a sociospatial system using social network analysis, Geographic Information Science (GISc), and novel techniques designed for hybrid space analyses. This research focuses on identifying distance and sociospatial dependencies within the terrorist network. A methodology for analyzing sociospatial systems is developed and results lead to a greater understanding of terrorist network structures and activities. Distance and sociospatial dependencies are shown to exist for the Islamist terrorist network structure. These findings are discordant with recent literature that focuses on terrorist network tendencies toward decentralization in the information age. In this research, the Islamist terrorist network is theorized to use multiple structures of hierarchical and decentralized organization for effectiveness, efficiency, and resilience. Implications for counterterrorism policy and strategies are given.

  12. Scientific Challenges for Understanding the Quantum Universe

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    Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A workshop titled "Scientific Challenges for Understanding the Quantum Universe" was held December 9-11, 2008, at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center-National Accelerator Laboratory. The primary purpose of the meeting was to examine how computing at the extreme scale can contribute to meeting forefront scientific challenges in particle physics, particle astrophysics and cosmology. The workshop was organized around five research areas with associated panels. Three of these, "High Energy Theoretical Physics," "Accelerator Simulation," and "Experimental Particle Physics," addressed research of the Office of High Energy Physics’ Energy and Intensity Frontiers, while the"Cosmology and Astrophysics Simulation" and "Astrophysics Data Handling, Archiving, and Mining" panels were associated with the Cosmic Frontier.

  13. Complex Dynamics of V1 Population Responses Explained by a Simple Gain-Control Model

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    Pillow, Jonathan

    at Austin, 1 University Station, A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA *Correspondence: eyal@mail.cps.utexas.edu DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2009.08.041 SUMMARY To understand sensory encoding and decoding, it is essential

  14. Second quarter trims earnings gain of OGJ group of U. S. oil companies

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    Beck, R.J.; Biggs, J.B.

    1991-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that first half of 1991 profits for the Oil and Gas Journal group of 22 large U.S. oil companies totaled $10,553 billion, down a scant 0.1% from the same period the year before. However, second quarter profits were down sharply, dipping to $3.656 billion or 27.4% below the second quarter of 1990. This is in sharp contrast with first quarter profits, which totaled $6.897 billion and were up 24.8% from the same period of 1990. First half individuals results were widely diverse, with seven companies showing profit improvements from last year and 15 companies a decline. Only one, Murphy Oil Co., posted a loss in the first half. Six companies showed profit gains of more than 20% and 11 posted declines greater than 20%. In the second quarter 16 of the group had lower earnings than they booked in the same period of 1990. Restructuring charges and gains, along with provisions for future environmental costs, continued to have a great deal of influence over year to year changes in profits. Chemical earnings were down for the 6 months and in the second quarter for most companies. U.S. refining and marketing earnings were mixed but generally lower for both periods. Due to an economic recession product demand was down in the first half of this year. Non-U.S. refining and marketing profits were up for the first half, but the gain stemmed from improved margins in the first quarter.

  15. Method and system for modulation of gain suppression in high average power laser systems

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    Bayramian, Andrew James (Manteca, CA)

    2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A high average power laser system with modulated gain suppression includes an input aperture associated with a first laser beam extraction path and an output aperture associated with the first laser beam extraction path. The system also includes a pinhole creation laser having an optical output directed along a pinhole creation path and an absorbing material positioned along both the first laser beam extraction path and the pinhole creation path. The system further includes a mechanism operable to translate the absorbing material in a direction crossing the first laser beam extraction laser path and a controller operable to modulate the second laser beam.

  16. Frequency dependence of mass flow gain factor and cavitation compliance of cavitating inducers

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    Otsuka, S.; Tsujimoto, Yoshinobu [Osaka Univ. (Japan); Kamijo, Kenjiro [National Aerospace Lab., Kakuda, Miyagi (Japan). Kakuda Research Center; Furuya, O. [AMP Technologies, Osaka (Japan)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Unsteady cavitation characteristics are analyzed based on a closed cavity model in which the length of the cavity is allowed to oscillate. It is shown that the present model blends smoothly into quasisteady calculations in the low frequency limit, unlike fixed cavity length models. Effects of incidence angle and cavitation number on cavitation compliance and mass flow gain factor are shown as functions of reduce frequency. The cavity volume is evaluated by three methods and the results were used to confirm the accuracy and adequacy of the numerical calculation. By comparison with experimental data on inducers, it was shown that the present model can simulate the characteristics of unsteady cavitation qualitatively.

  17. Gain broadening mechanism in various GaAlAs laser structures

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    Ruehle, W.; Brosson, P.

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coupling of an external grating to a GaAlAs laser results in a strong enhancement of the selected mode and a reduction of the nonselected modes. The spectral form of this reduction is measured with a new sensitive experimental arrangement for three types of laser structures: proton bombarded stripe geometry, V-groove and CSP lasers. This spectral form is determined by the gain curve of the laser only and is independent on the position of the selected mode, i.e., no spectral hole burning is observed at room temperature.

  18. Possible energy gain for a plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion concept

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    Knapp, C. E.; Kirkpatrick, R. C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A one-dimensional parameter study of a Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF) concept indicates that significant gain may be achievable. This concept uses a dynamically formed plasma shell with inwardly directed momentum to drive a magnetized fuel to ignition, which in turn partially burns an intermediate layer of unmagnetized fuel. The concept is referred to as Plasma Jet MIF or PJMIF. The results of an adaptive mesh refinement Eulerian code (Crestone) are compared to those of a Lagrangian code (LASNEX). These are the first published results using the Crestone and LASNEX codes on the PJMIF concept.

  19. Are there Gains from Pooling Real-Time Oil Price Forecasts?

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for On-Highway4,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,9,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,Decade Year-0E (2001)gasoline prices4 OilU.S.5Are there Gains from Pooling

  20. Understanding the nature of nuclear power plant risk

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    Denning, R. S. [Ohio State Univ., 201 West 19th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1142 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the evolution of understanding of severe accident consequences from the non-mechanistic assumptions of WASH-740 to WASH-1400, NUREG-1150, SOARCA and today in the interpretation of the consequences of the accident at Fukushima. As opposed to the general perception, the radiological human health consequences to members of the Japanese public from the Fukushima accident will be small despite meltdowns at three reactors and loss of containment integrity. In contrast, the radiation-related societal impacts present a substantial additional economic burden on top of the monumental task of economic recovery from the nonnuclear aspects of the earthquake and tsunami damage. The Fukushima accident provides additional evidence that we have mis-characterized the risk of nuclear power plant accidents to ourselves and to the public. The human health risks are extremely small even to people living next door to a nuclear power plant. The principal risk associated with a nuclear power plant accident involves societal impacts: relocation of people, loss of land use, loss of contaminated products, decontamination costs and the need for replacement power. Although two of the three probabilistic safety goals of the NRC address societal risk, the associated quantitative health objectives in reality only address individual human health risk. This paper describes the types of analysis that would address compliance with the societal goals. (authors)

  1. Discovery of a planetary-sized object in the scattered Kuiper belt

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    M. E. Brown; C. A. Trujillo; D. L. Rabinowitz

    2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the discovery and initial physical and dynamical characterization of the object 2003 UB313. The object is sufficiently bright that for all reasonable values of the albedo it is certain to be larger than Pluto. Pre-discovery observations back to 1989 are used to obtain an orbit with extremely small errors. The object is currently at aphelion in what appears to be a typical orbit for a scattered Kuiper belt object except that it is inclined by about 44 degrees from the ecliptic. The presence of such a large object at this extreme inclination suggests that high inclination Kuiper belt objects formed preferentially closer to the sun. Observations from Gemini Observatory show that the infrared spectrum is, like that of Pluto, dominated by the presence of frozen methane, though visible photometry shows that the object is almost neutral in color compared to Pluto's extremely red color. 2003 UB313 is likely to undergo substantial seasonal change over the large range of heliocentric distances that it travels; Pluto at its current distance is likely to prove a useful analog for better understanding the range of seasonal changes on this body.

  2. Environmental management system objectives & targets results summary :

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    Vetter, Douglas Walter

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexicos (SNL/NM) Environmental Management System is the integrated approach for members of the workforce to identify and manage environmental risks. Each Fiscal Year (FY) SNL/NM performs an analysis to identify environmental aspects, and the environmental programs associated with them are charged with the task of routinely monitoring and measuring the objectives and targets that are established to mitigate potential impacts of SNL/NMs operations on the environment. An annual summary of the results achieved towards meeting established Sandia Corporation and SNL/NM Site-specific objectives and targets provides a connection to, and rational for, annually revised environmental aspects. The purpose of this document is to summarize the results achieved and documented in FY2013.

  3. Chemistry of Low Mass Substellar Objects

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    Katharina Lodders; Bruce Fegley, Jr

    2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    "Brown dwarfs" is the collective name for objects more massive than giant planets such as Jupiter but less massive than M dwarf stars. This review gives a brief description of the classification and chemistry of low mass dwarfs. The current spectral classification of stars includes L and T dwarfs that encompass the coolest known stars and substellar objects. The relatively low atmospheric temperatures and high total pressures in substellar dwarfs lead to molecular gas and condensate chemistry. The chemistry of elements such as C, N, O, Ti, V, Fe, Cr, and the alkali elements play a dominant role in shaping the optical and infrared spectra of the "failed" stars. Chemical diagnostics for the subclassifications are described.

  4. Vehicle for carrying an object of interest

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    Zollinger, W.T.; Ferrante, T.A.

    1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface. 8 figs.

  5. Vehicle for carrying an object of interest

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W. Thor (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface.

  6. Infrared system for monitoring movement of objects

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    Valentine, K.H.; Falter, D.D.; Falter, K.G.

    1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is described for monitoring moving objects, such as the flight of honeybees and other insects, using a pulsed laser light source. This system has a self-powered micro-miniaturized transmitting unit powered, in the preferred embodiment, with an array of solar cells. This transmitting unit is attached to the object to be monitored. These solar cells provide current to a storage energy capacitor to produce, for example, five volts for the operation of the transmitter. In the simplest embodiment, the voltage on the capacitor operates a pulse generator to provide a pulsed energizing signal to one or more very small laser diodes. The pulsed light is then received at a receiving base station using substantially standard means which converts the light to an electrical signal for processing in a microprocessor to create the information as to the movement of the object. In the case of a unit for monitoring honeybees and other insects, the transmitting unit weighs less than 50 mg, and has a size no larger than 1[times]3[times]5 millimeters. Also, the preferred embodiment provides for the coding of the light to uniquely identify the particular transmitting unit that is being monitored. A wake-up' circuit is provided in the preferred embodiment whereby there is no transmission until the voltage on the capacitor has exceeded a pre-set threshold. Various other uses of the motion-detection system are described. 4 figures.

  7. Infrared system for monitoring movement of objects

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    Valentine, Kenneth H. (San Diego, CA); Falter, Diedre D. (Knoxville, TN); Falter, Kelly G. (Knoxville, TN)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for monitoring moving objects, such as the flight of honeybees and other insects, using a pulsed laser light source. This system has a self-powered micro-miniaturized transmitting unit powered, in the preferred embodiment, with an array solar cells. This transmitting unit is attached to the object to be monitored. These solar cells provide current to a storage energy capacitor to produce, for example, five volts for the operation of the transmitter. In the simplest embodiment, the voltage on the capacitor operates a pulse generator to provide a pulsed energizing signal to one or more very small laser diodes. The pulsed light is then received at a receiving base station using substantially standard means which converts the light to an electrical signal for processing in a microprocessor to create the information as to the movement of the object. In the case of a unit for monitoring honeybees and other insects, the transmitting unit weighs less than 50 mg, and has a size no larger than 1.times.3.times.5 millimeters. Also, the preferred embodiment provides for the coding of the light to uniquely identify the particular transmitting unit that is being monitored. A "wake-up" circuit is provided in the preferred embodiment whereby there is no transmission until the voltage on the capacitor has exceeded a pre-set threshold. Various other uses of the motion-detection system are described.

  8. Objective analysis of toolmarks in forensics

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    Grieve, Taylor N. [Ames Laboratory

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1993 court case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the subjective nature of toolmark comparison has been questioned by attorneys and law enforcement agencies alike. This has led to an increased drive to establish objective comparison techniques with known error rates, much like those that DNA analysis is able to provide. This push has created research in which the 3-D surface profile of two different marks are characterized and the marks’ cross-sections are run through a comparative statistical algorithm to acquire a value that is intended to indicate the likelihood of a match between the marks. The aforementioned algorithm has been developed and extensively tested through comparison of evenly striated marks made by screwdrivers. However, this algorithm has yet to be applied to quasi-striated marks such as those made by the shear edge of slip-joint pliers. The results of this algorithm’s application to the surface of copper wire will be presented. Objective mark comparison also extends to comparison of toolmarks made by firearms. In an effort to create objective comparisons, microstamping of firing pins and breech faces has been introduced. This process involves placing unique alphanumeric identifiers surrounded by a radial code on the surface of firing pins, which transfer to the cartridge’s primer upon firing. Three different guns equipped with microstamped firing pins were used to fire 3000 cartridges. These cartridges are evaluated based on the clarity of their alphanumeric transfers and the clarity of the radial code surrounding the alphanumerics.

  9. Optical inspection system for cylindrical objects

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    Brenden, Byron B. (Richland, WA); Peters, Timothy J. (Richland, WA)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the inspection of cylindrical objects, particularly O-rings, the object is translated through a field of view and a linear light trace is projected on its surface. An image of the light trace is projected on a mask, which has a size and shape corresponding to the size and shape which the image would have if the surface of the object were perfect. If there is a defect, light will pass the mask and be sensed by a detector positioned behind the mask. Preferably, two masks and associated detectors are used, one mask being convex to pass light when the light trace falls on a projection from the surface and the other concave, to pass light when the light trace falls on a depression in the surface. The light trace may be either dynamic, formed by a scanned laser beam, or static, formed by such a beam focussed by a cylindrical lens. Means are provided to automatically keep the illuminating receiving systems properly aligned.

  10. A novel solution to the gated x-ray detector gain droop problem

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    Oertel, J. A., E-mail: Oertel@lanl.gov; Archuleta, T. N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Microchannel plate (MCP), microstrip transmission line based, gated x-ray detectors used at the premier ICF laser facilities have a drop in gain as a function of mircostrip length that can be greater than 50% over 40 mm. These losses are due to ohmic losses in a microstrip coating that is less than the optimum electrical skin depth. The electrical skin depth for a copper transmission line at 3 GHz is 1.2 ?m while the standard microstrip coating thickness is roughly half a single skin depth. Simply increasing the copper coating thickness would begin filling the MCP pores and limit the number of secondary electrons created in the MCP. The current coating thickness represents a compromise between gain and ohmic loss. We suggest a novel solution to the loss problem by overcoating the copper transmission line with five electrical skin depths (?6 ?m) of Beryllium. Beryllium is reasonably transparent to x-rays above 800 eV and would improve the carrier current on the transmission line. The net result should be an optically flat photocathode response with almost no measurable loss in voltage along the transmission line.

  11. Understanding the movements of metal whiskers

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    Victor G. Karpov

    2015-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal whiskers often grow across leads of electric equipment and electronic package causing current leakage or short circuits and raising significant reliability issues. The nature of metal whiskers remains a mystery after several decades of research. In addition, metal whiskers exhibit a rather unusual dynamic property of relatively high amplitude movements under gentle air flow or, according to some testimonies, without obvious stimuli. Understanding the physics behind that motion would give additional insights into the nature of metal whiskers. Here, we quantitatively analyze several possible mechanisms potentially responsible for the observed movements: (1) minute air currents, (2) Brownian motion due to random bombardments with the air molecules, (3) mechanically caused movements, such as (a) externally transmitted vibrations of the sample, and (b) torque exerted due to material propagation along curved whiskers responsible for the whisker growth (similar to the known garden hose oscillations), (4) time dependent electric fields due to diffusion of ions across the metal surface, and (5) nonequilibrium electric field configurations making it possible for {\\it some} whiskers to move. For all these scenarios we provide numerical estimates. Our conclusion is that the observed movements are likely due to the minor air currents, intentional or ill-controlled, and that external mechanical vibrations could force such movements in a rather harsh environment or/and for whiskers with severe constrictions. We argue that under non-steady state conditions, such as caused by changes in the external light intensity, some whiskers can exercise spontaneous oscillations.

  12. Understanding the movements of metal whiskers

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    Victor G. Karpov

    2015-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal whiskers often grow across leads of electric equipment and electronic package causing current leakage or short circuits and raising significant reliability issues. The nature of metal whiskers remains a mystery after several decades of research. In addition, metal whiskers exhibit a rather unusual dynamic property of relatively high amplitude movements under gentle air flow or, according to some testimonies, without obvious stimuli. Understanding the physics behind that motion would give additional insights into the nature of metal whiskers. Here, we quantitatively analyze several possible mechanisms potentially responsible for the observed movements: (1) minute air currents, (2) Brownian motion due to random bombardments with the air molecules, (3) mechanically caused movements, such as (a) externally transmitted vibrations of the sample, and (b) torque exerted due to material propagation along curved whiskers responsible for the whisker growth (similar to the known garden hose oscillations), (4) time dependent electric fields due to diffusion of ions across the metal surface, and (5) nonequilibrium electric field configurations making it possible for {\\it some} whiskers to move. For all these scenarios we provide numerical estimates. Our conclusion is that the observed movements are likely due to the minor air currents, intentional or ill-controlled, and that external mechanical vibrations could force such movements in a rather harsh environment or/and for whiskers with severe constrictions. We argue that under non-steady state conditions, such as caused by changes in the external light intensity, some whiskers can exercise spontaneous oscillations.

  13. Understanding the movements of metal whiskers

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    Victor G. Karpov

    2015-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Metal whiskers often grow across leads of electric equipment and electronic package causing current leakage or short circuits and raising significant reliability issues. The nature of metal whiskers remains a mystery after several decades of research. In addition, metal whiskers exhibit a rather unusual dynamic property of relatively high amplitude movements under gentle air flow or, according to some testimonies, without obvious stimuli. Understanding the physics behind that motion would give additional insights into the nature of metal whiskers. Here, we quantitatively analyze several possible mechanisms potentially responsible for the observed movements: (1) minute air currents, (2) Brownian motion due to random bombardments with the air molecules, (3) mechanically caused movements, such as (a) externally transmitted vibrations of the sample, and (b) torque exerted due to material propagation along curved whiskers responsible for the whisker growth (similar to the known garden hose oscillations), (4) time dependent electric fields due to diffusion of ions across the metal surface, and (5) nonequilibrium electric field configurations making it possible for {\\it some} whiskers to move. For all these scenarios we provide numerical estimates. Our conclusion is that the observed movements are likely due to the minor air currents, intentional or ill-controlled, and that external mechanical vibrations could force such movements in a rather harsh environment or/and for whiskers with severe constrictions. We argue that under non-steady state conditions, such as caused by changes in the external light intensity, some whiskers can exercise spontaneous oscillations.

  14. DNA nanotechnology: understanding and optimisation through simulation

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    Thomas E. Ouldridge

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    DNA nanotechnology promises to provide controllable self-assembly on the nanoscale, allowing for the design of static structures, dynamic machines and computational architectures. In this article I review the state-of-the art of DNA nanotechnology, highlighting the need for a more detailed understanding of the key processes, both in terms of theoretical modelling and experimental characterisation. I then consider coarse-grained models of DNA, mesoscale descriptions that have the potential to provide great insight into the operation of DNA nanotechnology if they are well designed. In particular, I discuss a number of nanotechnological systems that have been studied with oxDNA, a recently developed coarse-grained model, highlighting the subtle interplay of kinetic, thermodynamic and mechanical factors that can determine behaviour. Finally, new results highlighting the importance of mechanical tension in the operation of a two-footed walker are presented, demonstrating that recovery from an unintended `overstepped' configuration can be accelerated by three to four orders of magnitude by application of a moderate tension to the walker's track. More generally, the walker illustrates the possibility of biasing strand-displacement processes to affect the overall rate.

  15. Cavlectometry: Towards Holistic Reconstruction of Large Mirror Objects Jonathan Balzer

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    Soatto, Stefano

    ) as pattern generator. To unfold the full power of this experimental setup, an optical encod- ing scheme the sensor system. Experi- ments suggest a significant gain of coverage in single mea- surements compared

  16. The Formation of Primordial Luminous Objects

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    Ripamonti, Emanuele; /Kapteyn Astron. Inst., Groningen; Abel, Tom; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

    2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The scientific belief that the universe evolves in time is one of the legacies of the theory of the Big Bang. The concept that the universe has an history started to attract the interest of cosmologists soon after the first formulation of the theory: already Gamow (1948; 1949) investigated how and when galaxies could have been formed in the context of the expanding Universe. However, the specific topic of the formation (and of the fate) of the first objects dates to two decades later, when no objects with metallicities as low as those predicted by primordial nucleosynthesis (Z {approx}< 10{sup -10} {approx} 10{sup -8}Z{sub {circle_dot}}) were found. Such concerns were addressed in two seminal papers by Peebles & Dicke (1968; hereafter PD68) and by Doroshkevich, Zel'Dovich & Novikov (1967; hereafter DZN67), introducing the idea that some objects could have formed before the stars we presently observe. (1) Both PD68 and DZN67 suggest a mass of {approx} 10{sup 5} M{sub {circle_dot}} for the first generation of bound systems, based on the considerations on the cosmological Jeans length (Gamow 1948; Peebles 1965) and the possible shape of the power spectrum. (2) They point out the role of thermal instabilities in the formation of the proto-galactic bound object, and of the cooling of the gas inside it; in particular, PD68 introduces H{sub 2} cooling and chemistry in the calculations about the contraction of the gas. (3) Even if they do not specifically address the occurrence of fragmentation, these papers make two very different assumptions: PD68 assumes that the gas will fragment into ''normal'' stars to form globular clusters, while DZN67 assumes that fragmentation does not occur, and that a single ''super-star'' forms. (4) Finally, some feedback effects as considered (e.g. Peebles & Dicke considered the effects of supernovae). Today most of the research focuses on the issues when fragmentation may occur, what objects are formed and how they influence subsequent structure formation. In these notes we will leave the discussion of feedback to lecture notes by Ferrara & Salvaterra and by Madau & Haardt in this same book and focus only on the aspects of the formation of the first objects. The advent of cosmological numerical hydrodynamics in particular allow a fresh new look at these questions. Hence, these notes will touch on aspects of theoretical cosmology to chemistry, computer science, hydrodynamics and atomic physics. For further reading and more references on the subject we refer the reader to other relevant reviews such as Barkana & Loeb 2001, and more recently Ciardi & Ferrara 2004, Glover 2004 and Bromm & Larson 2004. In these notes, we try to give a brief introduction to only the most relevant aspects. We will start with a brief overview of the relevant cosmological concepts in section 2, followed by a discussion of the properties of primordial material (with particular emphasis to its cooling and its chemistry) in section 3. We will then review the technique and the results of numerical simulations in sections 4 and 5: the former will deal with detailed 3D simulations of the formation of gaseous clouds which are likely to transform into luminous objects, while the latter will examine results (mostly from 1D codes) about the modalities of such transformation. Finally, in section 6 we will critically discuss the results of the previous sections, examining their consequences and comparing them to our present knowledge of the universe.

  17. Understanding Energy Models and Modeling (ENV 715) Spring 2013 Tuesday/Thursday 10:05-11:20 am

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    Ferrari, Silvia

    topics for Congress, and publishes the Annual Energy Outlook. At Duke, NI-NEMS has recently been used1 Understanding Energy Models and Modeling (ENV 715) Spring 2013 Tuesday/Thursday 10:05-11:20 am) Course Description and Learning Objectives Energy models are widely used for policy analysis, scenario

  18. Associating Text and Graphics for Scientific Chart Understanding Weihua Huang, Chew Lim Tan and Wee Kheng Leow

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    Leow, Wee Kheng

    Associating Text and Graphics for Scientific Chart Understanding Weihua Huang, Chew Lim Tan and Wee and graphical information contained in the scientific chart images. Text components are first located in the input image and then recognized using OCR. On the other hand, the graphical objects are segmented

  19. Multicolor operation and spectral control in a gain-modulated x-ray free-electron laser

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Physics of Free Electron Lasers (Springer, Berlin, [33]Gain-Modulated X-Ray Free-Electron Laser A. Marinelli, 1, *emission x-ray free-electron laser can be controlled by

  20. Gains and losses in the eyes of the beholder: a comparative study of foreign policy decision making under risk

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    Yang, Yi

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains vs. losses domains...

  1. Gains and losses in the eyes of the beholder: a comparative study of foreign policy decision making under risk 

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    Yang, Yi

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains ...

  2. Optical gain characteristics of staggered InGaN quantum wells lasers Hongping Zhao and Nelson Tansu

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    O/SnO nanocomposites AIP Advances 2, 012133 (2012) Ultra-broad spontaneous emission and modal gain spectrum from a hybrid quantum well/quantum dot laser structure Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 041118 (2012) Time

  3. Clearing a Pile of Unknown Objects using Interactive Perception

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    Katz, Dov

    Clearing a Pile of Unknown Objects using Interactive Perception Dov Katz, Moslem Kazemi, J. Andrew of clearing a pile of unknown objects using an autonomous interactive perception approach. Our robot hypothesizes the boundaries of objects in a pile of unknown objects (object segmentation) and verifies its

  4. Understanding and predicting where people look in images

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    Judd, Tilke (Tilke M.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For many applications in graphics, design, and human computer interaction, it is essential to understand where humans look in a scene. This is a challenging task given that no one fully understands how the human visual ...

  5. Characterizing Microprocessor Benchmarks Towards Understanding the Workload Design Space

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    John, Lizy Kurian

    #12;Characterizing Microprocessor Benchmarks Towards Understanding the Workload Design Space The University of Texas at Austin December 2003 #12;Characterizing Microprocessor Benchmarks Towards #12;Characterizing Microprocessor Benchmarks Towards Understanding the Workload Design Space

  6. Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding

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    Fisher, Bob

    Automatic Fish Classification for Underwater Species Behavior Understanding Concetto Spampinato an automatic fish classi- fication system that operates in the natural underwater en- vironment to assist marine biologists in understanding fish behavior. Fish classification is performed by combining two types

  7. EventMinder : a personal calendar assistant that understands events

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    Smith, Dustin Arthur

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calendar applications do not understand calendar entries. This limitation prevents them from offering the range of assistance that can be provided by a human personal assistant. Understanding calendar entries is a difficult ...

  8. 17.950 Understanding Modern Military Operations, Spring 2005

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    Cote, Owen R., 1960-

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

  9. Women's Work and Women's Health in Mexico: Understanding the links

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    Rubin-Kurtzman, Jane; Denman, Catalina A.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of municipios in Mexico. Mexican migrant communities ares Work and Women’s Health in Mexico: Understanding the linkss Work and Women’s Health in Mexico: Understanding the links

  10. Children's understanding of false belief in humans and animals

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    Saunders, Katherine Nuttall

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Children are believed to develop an understanding that others can maintain and act upon a false belief by the age of four; however, there is some controversy as to how exactly children develop this "understanding." This study compared three...

  11. Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (Say) (Gastropoda: Pyramidellidae): its life history and impact on shell weight gain in Crassostrea virginica

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    White, Marie Elinor

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (SAY) (GASTROPODA: PYRAMIDELLIDAE): ITS LIFE HISTORY AND IMPACT ON SHELL WEIGHT GAIN IN Crassostrea virginica A Thesis by MARIE ELINOR WHITE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas Agdi University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1983 Major Subject: Oceanography Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (SAY) (GASTROPODA: PYRAMIDELLIDAE): ITS LIFE HISTORY AND IMPACT ON SHELL WEIGHT GAIN IN Crassostrea virginica A...

  12. Outrunning major weight gain: a prospective study of 8,340consistent runners during 7 years of follow-up

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    Williams, Paul T.

    2006-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Body weight increases with aging. Short-term,longitudinal exercise training studies suggest that increasing exerciseproduces acute weight loss, but it is not clear if the maintenance oflong-term, vigorous exercise attenuates age-related weight gain inproportion to the exercise dose. Methods: Prospective study of 6,119 maleand 2,221 female runners whose running distance changed less than 5 km/wkbetween their baseline and follow-up survey 7 years later. Results: Onaverage, men who ran modest (0-24 km/wk), intermediate (24-48 km/wk) orprolonged distances (>_48 km/wk) all gained weight throughage 64,however, those who ran ?48 km/wk had one-half the average annual weightgain of those who ran<24 km/wk. Age-related weight gain, and itsreduction by running, were both greater in younger than older men. Incontrast, men s gain in waist circumference with age, and its reductionby running, were the same in older and younger men. Women increased theirbody weight and waist and hip circumferences over time, regardless ofage, which was also reduced in proportion to running distance. In bothsexes, running did not attenuate weight gain uniformly, but ratherdisproportionately prevented more extreme increases. Conclusion: Men andwomen who remain vigorously active gain less weight as they age and thereduction is in proportion to the exercise dose.

  13. Object-oriented software development effort prediction using design patterns from object interaction analysis

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    Adekile, Olusegun

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Software project management is arguably the most important activity in modern software development projects. In the absence of realistic and objective management, the software development process cannot be managed in an effective way. Software...

  14. Modern testing meets wide range of objectives

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    Ehlig-Economides, C.A.; Hegeman, P. (Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Houston, TX (United States)); Clark, G. (Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Aberdeen (United Kingdom))

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Testing sequences in two very different wells illustrate the wide range of objectives that are met with modern testing procedures. The first example is a drill stem test in an exploration well. The second test is in an established producing well. The exploration well test incorporated tubing-conveyed perforating, fluid sampling, production logging, and matrix stimulation to evaluate and properly treat near-well bore damage, as well as to investigate reservoir volume and characterize boundaries. The test on the established producer evaluated whether a workover could remedy lower than expected productivity. Production logging was combined with stationary transient measurements.

  15. Kinetic bounding volume hierarchies for deformable objects

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    Gabriel Zachmann; Tu Clausthal

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present novel algorithms for updating bounding volume hierarchies of objects undergoing arbitrary deformations. Therefore, we introduce two new data structures, the kinetic AABB tree and the kinetic BoxTree. The event-based approach of the kinetic data structures framework enables us to show that our algorithms are optimal in the number of updates. Moreover, we show a lower bound for the total number of BV updates, which is independent of the number of frames. We used our kinetic bounding volume hierarchies for collision detection and performed a comparison with the classical bottomup update method. The results show that our algorithms perform up to ten times faster in practically relevant scenarios.

  16. Hungarian object agreement with personal pronouns

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    Bárány, András

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the external argument. Béjar & Rezac (2009:46) suggest that their person licensing constraint (PLC) rules out derivations in which the external argument does not enter into an Agree relation. More generally, the PLC states that a feature F in a feature... -? see-3SG.SUBJ téged. you.SG.ACC ‘S/he sees you.’ (27) raises a question, however: if the subject has to enter an Agree relation (cf. the PLC), why does this not hold for the object? Béjar & Rezac (2009) (among others) relate their person licensing...

  17. Attachment to Objects as a Compensatory Strategy

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    Keefer, Lucas Allen

    2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    their five most valued possessions and to justify their selections (1991). One important function of these valued commodities is to give us new social groups with which to identify (e.g. BMW owners, people who like crunchy peanut butter) (Dittmar, 1994.../drives a BMW requires the application of a certain object-related stereotype to perceive the self (Dittmar, 1994). For this stereotype to be a stereotype in the first place, what is true of a particular BMW-owner must be true of all BMW owners. In other...

  18. Goals & Objectives Chart | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy ChinaofSchaefer To: CongestionDevelopment of a downholeReactorsgoal and objectives

  19. Help:SubObjects | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergyFarms AHefei Sungrow PowersourceSubObjects Jump to:

  20. Using Process Modeling for Process Understanding Dewayne E. Perry

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    Perry, Dewayne E.

    Using Process Modeling for Process Understanding Dewayne E. Perry Systems and Software Research to improving processes is first understanding them. I report here a case study in process understanding using the process modeling language Interact. I illustrate both the language and the process iteratively, somewhat

  1. RF-compass: Robot object manipulation using RFIDs

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    Wang, Jue

    Modern robots have to interact with their environment, search for objects, and move them around. Yet, for a robot to pick up an object, it needs to identify the object's orientation and locate it to within centimeter-scale ...

  2. Students gain experience through new internship When the summer began, Samrakshak Lamichhane wasn't certain what a typical work day might

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    Minnesota, University of

    Students gain experience through new internship program When the summer began, Samrakshak internship program, Lamichhane and three other undergraduates got a taste of real-world operations and gained

  3. Hanford tank clean up: A guide to understanding the technical issues

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    Gephart, R.E.; Lundgren, R.E.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most difficult technical challenges in cleaning up the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeast Washington State will be to process the radioactive and chemically complex waste found in the Site`s 177 underground storage tanks. Solid, liquid, and sludge-like wastes are contained in 149 single- and 28 double-shelled steel tanks. These wastes contain about one half of the curies of radioactivity and mass of hazardous chemicals found on the Hanford Site. Therefore, Hanford cleanup means tank cleanup. Safely removing the waste from the tanks, separating radioactive elements from inert chemicals, and creating a final waste form for disposal will require the use of our nation`s best available technology coupled with scientific advances, and an extraordinary commitment by all involved. The purpose of this guide is to inform the reader about critical issues facing tank cleanup. It is written as an information resource for the general reader as well as the technically trained person wanting to gain a basic understanding about the waste in Hanford`s tanks -- how the waste was created, what is in the waste, how it is stored, and what are the key technical issues facing tank cleanup. Access to information is key to better understanding the issues and more knowledgeably participating in cleanup decisions. This guide provides such information without promoting a given cleanup approach or technology use.

  4. Method for increasing the rate of compressive strength gain in hardenable mixtures containing fly ash

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    Liskowitz, John W. (Belle Mead, NJ); Wecharatana, Methi (Parsippany, NJ); Jaturapitakkul, Chai (Bangkok, TH); Cerkanowicz, deceased, Anthony E. (late of Livingston, NJ)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention provides a method for increasing the rate of strength gain of a hardenable mixture containing fly ash by exposing the fly ash to an aqueous slurry of calcium oxide (lime) prior to its incorporation into the hardenable mixture. The invention further relates to such hardenable mixtures, e.g., concrete and mortar, that contain fly ash pre-reacted with calcium oxide. In particular, the fly ash is added to a slurry of calcium oxide in water, prior to incorporating the fly ash in a hardenable mixture. The hardenable mixture may be concrete or mortar. In a specific embodiment, mortar containing fly ash treated by exposure to an aqueous lime slurry are prepared and tested for compressive strength at early time points.

  5. Method for increasing the rate of compressive strength gain in hardenable mixtures containing fly ash

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    Liskowitz, J.W.; Wecharatana, M.; Jaturapitakkul, C.; Cerkanowicz, A.E.

    1997-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to concrete, mortar and other hardenable mixtures comprising cement and fly ash for use in construction. The invention provides a method for increasing the rate of strength gain of a hardenable mixture containing fly ash by exposing the fly ash to an aqueous slurry of calcium oxide (lime) prior to its incorporation into the hardenable mixture. The invention further relates to such hardenable mixtures, e.g., concrete and mortar, that contain fly ash pre-reacted with calcium oxide. In particular, the fly ash is added to a slurry of calcium oxide in water, prior to incorporating the fly ash in a hardenable mixture. The hardenable mixture may be concrete or mortar. In a specific embodiment, mortar containing fly ash treated by exposure to an aqueous lime slurry are prepared and tested for compressive strength at early time points. 2 figs.

  6. Large gain quantum-limited qubit measurement using a two-mode nonlinear cavity

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    Saeed Khan; R. Vijay; I. Siddiqi; Aashish A. Clerk

    2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide a thorough theoretical analysis of qubit state measurement in a setup where a driven, parametrically-coupled cavity system is directly coupled to the qubit, with one of the cavities having a weak Kerr nonlinearity. Such a system could be readily realized using circuit QED architectures. We demonstrate that this setup is capable in the standard linear-response regime of both producing a highly amplified output signal while at the same time achieving near quantum-limited performance: the measurement backaction on the qubit is near the minimal amount required by the uncertainty principle. This setup thus represents a promising route for performing efficient large-gain qubit measurement that is completely on-chip, and that does not rely on the use of circulators or complex non-reciprocal amplifiers.

  7. Antenna Gain and Link Budget for Waves Carrying Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM)

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    Nguyen, Duy Kevin; Sokoloff, Jérôme; Chabory, Alexandre; Palacin, Baptiste; Capet, Nicolas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the RF link budget of a communication system using unusual waves carrying an orbital angular momentum (OAM) in order to clearly analyse the fundamental changes for telecommunication applications. The study is based on a typical configuration using circular array antennas to transmit and receive OAM waves. For any value of the OAM mode order, an original asymptotic formulation of the link budget is proposed in which equivalent antenna gains and free-space losses appear. The formulations are then validated with the results of a commercial electromagnetic simulation software. By this way, we also show how our formula can help to design a system capable of superimposing several channels on the same bandwidth and the same polarisation, based on the orthogonality of the OAM. Additional losses due to the use of this degree of freedom are notably clearly calculated to quantify the benefit and drawback according to the case.

  8. Diurnal heat storage in direct-gain passive-solar buildings

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    Balcomb, J.D.; Neeper, D.A.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a simplified method for predicting temperature swings in direct-gain buildings. It is called the DHC method due to the use of a diurnal heat capacity (DHC). Diurnal heat capacity is a measure of the effective amount of heat stored during a sunny day and then released at night - the typical 24-hour diurnal cycle. This enables prediction of the maximum temperature swings experienced in the building and can be calculated using a single 24-hour harmonic. The advantage is that closed-form analytic solutions can be obtained for a variety of simple and layered-wall configurations. Higher harmonic components are accounted for by a correction factor. The method is suitable for us by hand or on a programmable calculator.

  9. THE TOP 10 SPITZER YOUNG STELLAR OBJECTS IN 30 DORADUS

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    Walborn, Nolan R. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Barba, Rodolfo H. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de La Serena, Cisternas 1200 Norte, La Serena (Chile); Sewilo, Marta M., E-mail: walborn@stsci.edu, E-mail: rbarba@dfuls.cl, E-mail: mmsewilo@pha.jhu.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The most luminous Spitzer point sources in the 30 Doradus triggered second generation are investigated coherently in the 3-8 {mu}m region. Remarkable diversity and complexity in their natures are revealed. Some are also among the brightest JHK sources, while others are not. Several of them are multiple when examined at higher angular resolutions with Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS and WFPC2/WFC3 as available, or with VISTA/VMC otherwise. One is a dusty compact H II region near the far northwestern edge of the complex, containing a half-dozen bright I-band sources. Three others appear closely associated with luminous WN stars and causal connections are suggested. Some are in the heads of dust pillars oriented toward R136, as previously discussed from the NICMOS data. One resides in a compact cluster of much fainter sources, while another appears monolithic at the highest resolutions. Surprisingly, one is the brighter of the two extended ''mystery spots'' associated with Knot 2 of Walborn et al. Masses are derived from young stellar object models for unresolved sources and lie in the 10-30 M{sub Sun} range. Further analysis of the IR sources in this unique region will advance understanding of triggered massive star formation, perhaps in some unexpected and unprecedented ways.

  10. Interactive Correspondence Analysis in a Dynamic Object-Oriented Environment

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    Jason Bond; George Michailides

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the other moments. h=1 INTERACTIVE CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSISINTERACTIVE CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS IN A DYNAMIC OBJECT-A BSTRACT . A highly interactive, user-friendly object-

  11. application project objectives: Topics by E-print Network

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    retrieves serialized objects for which the class has changed, it may have to cope, schema evolution, type converter. 1 Introduction In object-oriented applications, serializing...

  12. Future Power Systems 20: The Smart Enterprise, its Objective...

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    0: The Smart Enterprise, its Objective and Forecasting. Future Power Systems 20: The Smart Enterprise, its Objective and Forecasting. Future Power Systems 20: The Smart Enterprise,...

  13. The Importance of Attention and Object Representation for Visual Processing

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    Kang, Julie J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the object-based theory definition of a preattentive objectthe UCR object theory is the definition of a preattentivebase attention theories provide an a priori definition of a

  14. Understanding and controlling complex states arising from magnetic frustration

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    Zapf, Vivien [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Much of our national security relies on capabilities made possible by magnetism, in particular the ability to compute and store huge bodies of information as well as to move things and sense the world. Most of these technologies exploit ferromagnetism, i.e. the global parallel alignment of magnetic spins as seen in a bar magnet. Recent advances in computing technologies, such as spintronics and MRAM, take advantage of antiferromagnetism where the magnetic spins alternate from one to the next. In certain crystal structures, however, the spins take on even more complex arrangements. These are often created by frustration, where the interactions between spins cannot be satisfied locally or globally within the material resulting in complex and often non-coplanar spin textures. Frustration also leads to the close proximity of many different magnetic states, which can be selected by small perturbations in parameters like magnetic fields, temperature and pressure. It is this tunability that makes frustrated systems fundamentally interesting and highly desirable for applications. We move beyond frustration in insulators to itinerant systems where the interaction between mobile electrons and the non-coplanar magnetic states lead to quantum magneto-electric amplification. Here a small external field is amplified by many orders of magnitude by non-coplanar frustrated states. This greatly enhances their sensitivity and opens broader fields for applications. Our objective is to pioneer a new direction for condensed matter science at the Laboratory as well as for international community by discovering, understanding and controlling states that emerge from the coupling of itinerant charges to frustrated spin textures.

  15. Magnetic levitation system for moving objects

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    Post, R.F.

    1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Repelling magnetic forces are produced by the interaction of a flux-concentrated magnetic field (produced by permanent magnets or electromagnets) with an inductively loaded closed electric circuit. When one such element moves with respect to the other, a current is induced in the circuit. This current then interacts back on the field to produce a repelling force. These repelling magnetic forces are applied to magnetically levitate a moving object such as a train car. The power required to levitate a train of such cars is drawn from the motional energy of the train itself, and typically represents only a percent or two of the several megawatts of power required to overcome aerodynamic drag at high speeds. 7 figs.

  16. Magnetic levitation system for moving objects

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    Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repelling magnetic forces are produced by the interaction of a flux-concentrated magnetic field (produced by permanent magnets or electromagnets) with an inductively loaded closed electric circuit. When one such element moves with respect to the other, a current is induced in the circuit. This current then interacts back on the field to produce a repelling force. These repelling magnetic forces are applied to magnetically levitate a moving object such as a train car. The power required to levitate a train of such cars is drawn from the motional energy of the train itself, and typically represents only a percent or two of the several megawatts of power required to overcome aerodynamic drag at high speeds.

  17. UFO: "Unidentified" Floating Object Driven by Thermocapillarity

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    Zhao, Yuejun

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this fluid dynamics video, we show thermocapillary actuation of a binary drop of water and heptanol where the binary drop in motion takes on a UFO-like shape. On a parylene-coated silicon surface subjected to a linear temperature gradient, a pure heptanol droplet quickly moves to the cold side by the Marangoni stress, while a pure water droplet remains stuck due to a large contact angle hysteresis. When the water droplet was encapsulated by a thin layer of heptanol and thermally actuated, the binary droplet takes on a peculiar shape resembling an UFO, i.e. an "unidentified" floating object as the mechanism is not yet completely understood. Our finding suggests that pure liquid droplets (e.g. aqueous solutions) that are not conducive to thermocapillary actuation can be made so by encapsulating them with another judiciously chosen liquid (e.g. heptanol).

  18. Numerically Estimating Internal Models of Dynamic Virtual Objects

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    Sekuler, Robert

    human subjects to manipulate a computer-animated virtual object. This virtual object (vO) was a high, human cognition, human information processing, ideal performer, internal model, virtual object, virtual, specifically how humans acquire an internal model of a dynamic virtual object. Our methodology minimizes

  19. Method for tailoring the two-dimensional spatial gain distribution in optoelectronic devices and its application to tailored gain broad area semiconductor lasers capable of high power operation with very

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    Lindsey, C.P.; Yariv, A.

    1988-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a broad area injection semiconductor laser having a predetermined two-dimensional pattern of injecting and noninjecting contacts over a broad area of the device in which laser the two-dimensional spatial gain profile is tailored over the broad area to conform to a predetermined tailored pattern of varying injection by a predetermined contact pattern of injecting and noninjecting areas over the broad area of the contact pattern being achieved by variation in the fractional surface coverage per unit area of injecting to noninjecting contact, thereby achieving the predetermined pattern of two-dimensional spatial gain profile.

  20. Fast object detection for use onboard satellites

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    Martin Bange; Stefan Jordan; Michael Biermann; Thomas Kaempke; R alf-Dieter Scholz

    2003-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose an object detection algorithm which is efficient and fast enough to be used in (almost) real time with the limited computer capacities onboard satellites. For stars below the saturation limit of the CCD detectors it is based on a four neighbourhood local maximum criterion in order to find the centre of a stellar image. For saturated stars it is based on the assumption that the image is increasing monotonically towards the centre in the unsaturated part of the image. The algorithm also calculates approximate stellar magnitudes and efficiently rejects most of the cosmics which would otherwise lead to a large number of false detections. The quality of the algorithm was evaluated with the help of a large set of simulated data for the DIVA satellite mission; different assumptions were made for the noise level, and the presence of cosmics or for a variable sky background. We could show that our algorithm fulfills the requirements for DIVA; only in the case of simulated images which included the bright galaxy M31 some fainter stars could not be detected in the galaxy's vicinity. Since stellar images contain large areas without any stars, we propose an additional block-skipping algorithm which can be coded on special-purpose hardware.

  1. Numerical investigation into the injection-locking phenomena of gain switched lasers for optical frequency comb generation

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    Duill, Sean P O; Zhou, Rui; Barry, Liam P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present detailed numerical simulations of the laser dynamics that describe optical frequency comb formation by injection-locking a gain-switched laser. The typical rate equations for semiconductor lasers including stochastic carrier recombination and spontaneous emission suffice to show the injection-locking behavior of gain switched lasers, and we show how the optical frequency comb evolves starting from the free-running state, right through the final injection- locked state. Unlike the locking of continuous wave lasers, we show that the locking range for gain switched lasers is considerably greater because injection locking can be achieved by injecting at frequencies close to one of the comb lines. The quality of the comb lines are formally assessed by calculating the FM-noise spectral density and we show that under injection-locking conditions the FM-noise spectral density of the comb lines tend to that of the maser laser.

  2. Understanding Drooping Light Emitting Diodes CEEM | U.S. DOE...

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    Impact Understanding "droop" may result in cheaper, more efficient LEDs; LEDs are more energy efficient, smaller, and longer-lived than incandescent lamps or fluorescent...

  3. Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Energy...

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    Company of Radioactive Waste of Spain Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Used Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management Memorandum of Understanding between the...

  4. Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic...

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    Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources between the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and...

  5. Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte...

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    the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. Towards Understanding the Poor Thermal Stability of V5+ Electrolyte Solution in...

  6. assessments creating understanding: Topics by E-print Network

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    the logical components of the dataspace. We 6 Transcending the Individual Human Mind -- Creating Shared Understanding through Collaborative Design CiteSeer Summary: Complex...

  7. Memorandum of Understanding between US Department of Energy and...

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    information exchange relating to operation of modular vault systems for storage of spent nuclear fuel Memorandum of Understanding between US Department of Energy and the Public...

  8. Understanding Molecular-scale Complexity and Interactions of...

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    iron and aluminum oxides) and complexation with ions (involving P, Ca, Fe, K) with an eye to understanding how molecular scale interactions influence the emergent structures and...

  9. Understanding Recent Stratospheric Climate Change DAVID W. J. THOMPSON

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    Understanding Recent Stratospheric Climate Change DAVID W. J. THOMPSON Department of Atmospheric: David Thompson, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523

  10. Artificial Spin Ice - A New Playground to Better Understand Magnetism...

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    Artificial Spin Ice - A New Playground to Better Understand Magnetism Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding...

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    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of the Interior POI), the...

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

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

  13. Improved understanding of protein complex offers insight into...

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    Improved understanding of protein complex offers insight into DNA replication initiation mechanism basics By Angela Hardin * March 18, 2015 Tweet EmailPrint Argonne, Ill. - A...

  14. Understanding Free and Complexed Enzyme Mechanisms and Factors...

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    Understanding Free and Complexed Enzyme Mechanisms and Factors Contributing to Cell Wall Recalcitrance (Presentation) Re-direct Destination: Fungal free enzymes and bacterial...

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    Commission of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Development of Biofuels Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Agriculture and the Department...

  16. Memorandum of Understanding between The Administrator for the...

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    Nuclear Security Administration and The Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health August 29, 2011 This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes the principles...

  17. Understanding Automotive Exhaust Catalysts Using a Surface Science...

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    Automotive Exhaust Catalysts Using a Surface Science Approach: Model NOx Storage Materials. Understanding Automotive Exhaust Catalysts Using a Surface Science Approach: Model NOx...

  18. 1 | FC Objectives EA Required? | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Forestry Commission Objectives When is Equality Analysis Required?

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    1 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required? | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Appendix 1 Forestry Commission or customers. #12;FC Objectives ­ EA Required? 2 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required | Stephen Bennett | 08? 3 | FC Objectives ­ EA Required | Stephen Bennett | 08/10/2013 Forestry Commission Cross Border

  19. Gain and tuning characteristics of mid-infrared InSb quantum dot diode lasers

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    Lu, Q.; Zhuang, Q.; Hayton, J.; Yin, M.; Krier, A. [Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB (United Kingdom)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    There have been relatively few reports of lasing from InSb quantum dots (QDs). In this work, type II InSb/InAs QD laser diodes emitting in the mid-infrared at 3.1??m have been demonstrated and characterized. The gain was determined to be 2.9?cm{sup ?1} per QD layer, and the waveguide loss was ?15?cm{sup ?1} at 4?K. Spontaneous emission measurements below threshold revealed a blue shift of the peak wavelength with increasing current, indicating filling of ground state heavy hole levels in the QDs. The characteristic temperature, T{sub 0}?=?101?K below 50?K, but decreased to 48?K at higher temperatures. The emission wavelength of these lasers showed first a blue shift followed by a red shift with increasing temperature. A hybrid structure was used to fabricate the laser by combining a liquid phase epitaxy grown p-InAs{sub 0.61}Sb{sub 0.13}P{sub 0.26} lower cladding layer and an upper n{sup +} InAs plasmon cladding layer which resulted in a maximum operating temperature (T{sub max}) of 120?K in pulsed mode, which is the highest reported to date.

  20. Methods And System Suppressing Clutter In A Gain-Block, Radar-Responsive Tag System

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    Ormesher, Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM); Axline, Robert M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and systems reduce clutter interference in a radar-responsive tag system. A radar transmits a series of linear-frequency-modulated pulses and receives echo pulses from nearby terrain and from radar-responsive tags that may be in the imaged scene. Tags in the vicinity of the radar are activated by the radar's pulses. The tags receive and remodulate the radar pulses. Tag processing reverses the direction, in time, of the received waveform's linear frequency modulation. The tag retransmits the remodulated pulses. The radar uses a reversed-chirp de-ramp pulse to process the tag's echo. The invention applies to radar systems compatible with coherent gain-block tags. The invention provides a marked reduction in the strength of residual clutter echoes on each and every echo pulse received by the radar. SAR receiver processing effectively whitens passive-clutter signatures across the range dimension. Clutter suppression of approximately 14 dB is achievable for a typical radar system.