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  1. Improving Outage Performance: Outage Optimization Process

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    LaPlatney, Jere J. [AREVA NP (United States)

    2006-07-01

    Planned outage performance is a key measure of how well an Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is operated. Performance during planned outages strongly affects virtually all of a plant's performance metrics. In recognition of this fact, NPP operators worldwide have and continue to focus on improving their outage performance. The process of improving outage performance is commonly referred to as 'Outage Optimization' in the industry. This paper starts with a summary of the principles of Outage Optimization. It then provides an overview of a process in common use in the USA and elsewhere to manage the improvement of planned outages. The program described is comprehensive in that it involves managing improvement in both the Preparation and Execution phases of outage management. (author)

  2. Outage Optimum Routing for Wireless Networks

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    Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J.

    2011-01-01

    Outage Optimum Routing for Wireless Networks B. Amiri, H. R.of wireless network outage probability in a fadinguse analytical calculation of outage probability in wireless

  3. Shopping for outage management systems

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    Chou, Y.C.; Konneker, L.K.; Watkins, T.R.

    1995-12-31

    Customer service is becoming increasingly important to electric utilities. Outage management is an important part of customer service. Good outage management means quickly responding to outages and keeping customers informed about outages. Each outage equals lost customer satisfaction and lost revenue. Outage management is increasingly important because of new competition among utilities for customers, pressure from regulators, and internal pressure to cut costs. The market has several existing software products for outage management. How does a utility judge whether these products satisfy their specific needs? Technology is changing rapidly to support outage management. Which technology is proven and cost-effective? The purpose of this paper is to outline the procedure for evaluating outage management systems, and to discuss the key features to look for. It also gives our opinion of the features that represent state of the art. This paper will not discuss specific products or list vendors names.

  4. OutageMapURL Phases Energy Services

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    OutageMapURL Phases Energy Services County Electric Power Assn http outages county org A N Electric Coop Virginia AEP Generating Company https www aepaccount com zipr...

  5. RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012

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    RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012 RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012 July 9, 2012 (0 Comments) The projectb filesystem had a hardware failure that...

  6. Outage probability at finite SNR

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    Akçaba, Cemal

    2004-01-01

    In this thesis, we present a technique to reduce the outage probability of a single user multiple input multiple output (MIMO) channel when a sub-optimal transceiver architecture is used. We show that in slow-fading ...

  7. Outage Behavior of Selective Relaying Schemes

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    Woradit, Kampol

    Cooperative diversity techniques can improve the transmission rate and reliability of wireless networks. For systems employing such diversity techniques in slow-fading channels, outage probability and outage capacity are ...

  8. Internet Outages, the Eyewitness Accounts: Analysis of the Outages Mailing List

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    Sekar, Vyas

    Internet Outages, the Eyewitness Accounts: Analysis of the Outages Mailing List Ritwik Banerjee and outages is critical to the "health" of the Internet infrastructure. Unfortunately, our ability to analyze. In this paper, we leverage a somewhat unconventional dataset to analyze Internet reliability--the outages

  9. Congestion Analysis during Outage, Congestion Treatment and Outage Recovery for simple GPRS networks

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    Firenze, Università degli Studi di

    Congestion Analysis during Outage, Congestion Treatment and Outage Recovery for simple GPRS overlap- ping. In particular, we consider that one of the two cells is affected by an outage and we some network resources become suddenly un- available due to malfunctions. The occurrence of an outage

  10. Outage Probability Under Channel Distribution Uncertainty

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    Loyka, Sergey

    Outage Probability Under Channel Distribution Uncertainty Ioanna Ioannou, Charalambos D. Charalambous and Sergey Loyka Abstract--Outage probability of a class of block-fading (MIMO) channels outage probability defined as min (over the input distribution) -max (over the channel distribution class

  11. ADMIN SYSTEMS OUTAGE NOTIFICATION PROCESS (2/13/07 Marcia)

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    Kunkle, Tom

    l .(, '- ADMIN SYSTEMS OUTAGE NOTIFICATION PROCESS (2/13/07 Marcia) STANDARD OUTAGE TIMES (NO of month rd ADMIN SERVERS (Wando/Cooper): Midnight - 8PM Sunday of month SCHEDULED OUTAGES DURING NON-STANDARD OUTAGE TIMES: Requestor sends outage request to "ITOutageRequest" for approval at least 5 business days

  12. Rateless Code Based Multimedia Multicasting with Outage Probability Constraints

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    Blostein, Steven D.

    Rateless Code Based Multimedia Multicasting with Outage Probability Constraints Wei Sheng, Wai encoding transmission (PET)-based packetization structure [1] combined with rateless codes. Outage is capable of minimizing the transmission cost while simultaneously guaranteeing outage prob- ability

  13. Predictive Compensation for Communication Outages in Networked Control Systems

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Predictive Compensation for Communication Outages in Networked Control Systems Erik Henriksson Henrik Sandberg Karl Henrik Johansson Abstract-- A predictive outage compensator co time instance, the predictive outage compensator suggests a replacement command based on the history

  14. A framework and review of customer outage costs: Integration and analysis of electric utility outage cost surveys

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    Lawton, Leora; Sullivan, Michael; Van Liere, Kent; Katz, Aaron; Eto, Joseph

    2003-01-01

    M. and D. Keane (1995). Outage Cost Estimation Guidebook.Figure 5-1. Predicted Outage Cost By Region and DurationFigure 5-2. Predicted Outage Cost By Region and Duration

  15. Analysis and Mitigation of Tropospheric Effects on Ka Band Satellite Signals and Estimation of Ergodic Capacity and Outage Probability for Terrestrial Links

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    Enserink, Scott Warren

    2012-01-01

    of Outage Probability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii OutageResults Using the LLN Outage Probability

  16. GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ADVANCED OUTAGE CONTROL CENTER TO IMPROVE OUTAGE COORDINATION, PROBLEM RESOLUTION, AND OUTAGE RISK MANAGEMENT

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    Germain, Shawn St; Farris, Ronald; Whaley, April M; Medema, Heather; Gertman, David

    2014-09-01

    This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. Managing NPP outages is a complex and difficult task due to the large number of maintenance and repair activities that are accomplished in a short period of time. During an outage, the outage control center (OCC) is the temporary command center for outage managers and provides several critical functions for the successful execution of the outage schedule. Essentially, the OCC functions to facilitate information inflow, assist outage management in processing information, and to facilitate the dissemination of information to stakeholders. Currently, outage management activities primarily rely on telephone communication, face to face reports of status, and periodic briefings in the OCC. It is a difficult task to maintain current the information related to outage progress and discovered conditions. Several advanced communication and collaboration technologies have shown promise for facilitating the information flow into, across, and out of the OCC. The use of these technologies will allow information to be shared electronically, providing greater amounts of real-time information to the decision makers and allowing OCC coordinators to meet with supporting staff remotely. Passively monitoring status electronically through advances in the areas of mobile worker technologies, computer-based procedures, and automated work packages will reduce the current reliance on manually reporting progress. The use of these technologies will also improve the knowledge capture and management capabilities of the organization. The purpose of this research is to improve management of NPP outages through the development of an advanced outage control center (AOCC) that is specifically designed to maximize the usefulness of communication and collaboration technologies for outage coordination and problem resolution activities. This technical report for industry implementation outlines methods and considerations for the establishment of an AOCC. This report provides a process for implementation of a change management plan, evaluation of current outage processes, the selection of technology, and guidance for the implementation of the selected technology. Methods are presented for both adoption of technologies within an existing OCC and for a complete OCC replacement, including human factors considerations for OCC design and setup.

  17. Managing turbine-generator outages by computer

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    Reinhart, E.R. [Reinhart and Associates, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)

    1997-09-01

    This article describes software being developed to address the need for computerized planning and documentation programs that can help manage outages. Downsized power-utility companies and the growing demand for independent, competitive engineering and maintenance services have created a need for a computer-assisted planning and technical-direction program for turbine-generator outages. To meet this need, a software tool is now under development that can run on a desktop or laptop personal computer to assist utility personnel and technical directors in outage planning. Total Outage Planning Software (TOPS), which runs on Windows, takes advantage of the mass data storage available with compact-disc technology by archiving the complete outage documentation on CD. Previous outage records can then be indexed, searched, and viewed on a computer with the click of a mouse. Critical-path schedules, parts lists, parts order tracking, work instructions and procedures, custom data sheets, and progress reports can be generated by computer on-site during an outage.

  18. On The Outage Capacity Distribution of Correlated Keyhole MIMO Channels

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    Loyka, Sergey

    On The Outage Capacity Distribution of Correlated Keyhole MIMO Channels G. Levin and S. Loyka for the instantaneous SNR and outage capacity distributions of a spatially correlated keyhole MIMO channel are given diversity channel with a single Tx (Rx) and multiple Rx (Tx) antennas. The outage capacity at low outage

  19. Outage Mutual Information of Space-Time MIMO Channels

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    Giannakis, Georgios

    Outage Mutual Information of Space-Time MIMO Channels Zhengdao Wang Georgios B. Giannakis Dept) leads to an increase in outage rate approximately equal to min(M, N), where M and N denote the number information outage probability. Finding this outage probability, as a function of R, is therefore equivalent

  20. Reduced-Order Predictive Outage Compensators for Networked Systems

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Reduced-Order Predictive Outage Compensators for Networked Systems Erik Henriksson Henrik Sandberg communication outage of several samples in situations when the radio environment is noisy and low transmission power is desirable. We propose a method to compensate for outages by introducing a predictive outage

  1. Fluid Model of the Outage Probability in Sectored Wireless Networks

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Fluid Model of the Outage Probability in Sectored Wireless Networks Jean-Marc Kelif France Telecom to derive the global outage probability and the spatial outage probability, which depends on the location the derivation of outage probabilities, capacity evaluation and then, the definition of Call Admission Control

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 11, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2012 3561 Outage Probability and Outage-Based Robust

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    Sung, Youngchul

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 11, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2012 3561 Outage Probability and Outage-Based Robust Beamforming for MIMO Interference Channels with Imperfect Channel State Information, and H. Vincent Poor Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In this paper, the outage probability and outage- based beam

  3. Characteristics and trends in a National Study of Consumer Outage Costs

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    Lawton, Leora; Eto, Joseph H.; Katz, Aaron; Sullivan, Michael

    2003-01-01

    Conference Lawton, Eto Katz & Sullivan Consumer Outage CostsDatabase of Customer Outage Costs. Forthcoming. Sullivan, M.and D. Keane. 1995. Outage Cost Estimation Guidebook.

  4. Resource allocation for semi-elastic applications with outage constraints in cellular networks

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    Yang, C; Jordan, S

    2015-01-01

    Liang, and S. -G. H¨aggman, “Outage probability in GSM- GPRSand rate control with outage constraints in CDMA wirelessand P. Spasojevic, “Service outage based power and rate

  5. Advanced Test Reactor outage risk assessment

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    Thatcher, T.A.; Atkinson, S.A.

    1997-12-31

    Beginning in 1997, risk assessment was performed for each Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) outage aiding the coordination of plant configuration and work activities (maintenance, construction projects, etc.) to minimize the risk of reactor fuel damage and to improve defense-in-depth. The risk assessment activities move beyond simply meeting Technical Safety Requirements to increase the awareness of risk sensitive configurations, to focus increased attention on the higher risk activities, and to seek cost-effective design or operational changes that reduce risk. A detailed probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) had been performed to assess the risk of fuel damage during shutdown operations including heavy load handling. This resulted in several design changes to improve safety; however, evaluation of individual outages had not been performed previously and many risk insights were not being utilized in outage planning. The shutdown PRA provided the necessary framework for assessing relative and absolute risk levels and assessing defense-in-depth. Guidelines were written identifying combinations of equipment outages to avoid. Screening criteria were developed for the selection of work activities to receive review. Tabulation of inherent and work-related initiating events and their relative risk level versus plant mode has aided identification of the risk level the scheduled work involves. Preoutage reviews are conducted and post-outage risk assessment is documented to summarize the positive and negative aspects of the outage with regard to risk. The risk for the outage is compared to the risk level that would result from optimal scheduling of the work to be performed and to baseline or average past performance.

  6. Contingency Analysis of Cascading Line Outage Events

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    Thomas L Baldwin; Magdy S Tawfik; Miles McQueen

    2011-03-01

    As the US power systems continue to increase in size and complexity, including the growth of smart grids, larger blackouts due to cascading outages become more likely. Grid congestion is often associated with a cascading collapse leading to a major blackout. Such a collapse is characterized by a self-sustaining sequence of line outages followed by a topology breakup of the network. This paper addresses the implementation and testing of a process for N-k contingency analysis and sequential cascading outage simulation in order to identify potential cascading modes. A modeling approach described in this paper offers a unique capability to identify initiating events that may lead to cascading outages. It predicts the development of cascading events by identifying and visualizing potential cascading tiers. The proposed approach was implemented using a 328-bus simplified SERC power system network. The results of the study indicate that initiating events and possible cascading chains may be identified, ranked and visualized. This approach may be used to improve the reliability of a transmission grid and reduce its vulnerability to cascading outages.

  7. Outage management and health physics issue, 2007

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    Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

    2007-05-15

    The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles/reports in this issue include: India: a potential commercial opportunity, a U.S. Department of Commerce Report, by Joe Neuhoff and Justin Rathke; The changing climate for nuclear energy, by Skip Bowman, Nuclear Energy Insitute; Selecting protective clothing, by J. Mark Price, Southern California Edison; and Succssful refurbishment outage, by Sudesh K. Gambhir, Omaha Public Power District. Industry innovation articles in this issue are: Containment radiation monitoring spiking, by Michael W. Lantz and Robert Routolo, Arizona Public Service Company; Improved outage performance, by Michael Powell and Troy Wilfong, Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Stop repacking valves and achieve leak-free performance, by Kenneth Hart, PPL Susquehanna LLC; and Head assembly upgrade package, by Timothy Petit, Dominion Nuclear.

  8. Benchmark Report on Key Outage Attributes: An Analysis of Outage Improvement Opportunities and Priorities

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    Germain, Shawn St.; Farris, Ronald

    2014-09-01

    Advanced Outage Control Center (AOCC), is a multi-year pilot project targeted at Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) outage improvement. The purpose of this pilot project is to improve management of NPP outages through the development of an AOCC that is specifically designed to maximize the usefulness of communication and collaboration technologies for outage coordination and problem resolution activities. This report documents the results of a benchmarking effort to evaluate the transferability of technologies demonstrated at Idaho National Laboratory and the primary pilot project partner, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. The initial assumption for this pilot project was that NPPs generally do not take advantage of advanced technology to support outage management activities. Several researchers involved in this pilot project have commercial NPP experience and believed that very little technology has been applied towards outage communication and collaboration. To verify that the technology options researched and demonstrated through this pilot project would in fact have broad application for the US commercial nuclear fleet, and to look for additional outage management best practices, LWRS program researchers visited several additional nuclear facilities.

  9. Power Outage 1.Stop serving food and beverages.

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    LESSON1 Power Outage 1.Stop serving food and beverages. Notify customers. 2.Do two things food. Emergency Readiness for Food Workers #12;LESSON1 Power Outage 5.Food being held cold: Discard

  10. Hopper compilers and DDT short outage next Wed, May 16

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    compilers and DDT short outage next Wed, May 16 Hopper compilers and DDT short outage next Wed, May 16 May 10, 2012 (0 Comments) Due to a scheduled maintenance for the License...

  11. Outage Capacity and Code Design for Dying Channels 

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    Zeng, Meng

    2012-10-19

    channel length. First, we study the outage probability when the coding length K is fixed and uniform power allocation is assumed. Furthermore, we discuss the optimization over K and the power allocation vector PK to minimize the outage probability...

  12. Outage managment and health physics issue, 2008

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    Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

    2008-05-15

    The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles include: Outage optimization initiatives, by George B. Beam, AREVA NP, Inc.; New plant based on excellent track records, by Jim Scarola, Progress Energy; Meeting customer needs and providing environmental benefits, by Peter S. Hastings, Duke Energy; Plants with 3-D design, by Jack A. Bailey, Tennessee Valley Authority; and Highest quality with exceptional planning, by Jason A. Walls, Duke Energy. Industry innovation articles include: Integrated exposure reduction plan, by Ed Wolfe, Exelon; Performance-based radiation worker training, by Joe Giuffre and Timothy Vriezerma, American Electric Power.

  13. Outage Performance of the Primary Service in Spectrum Sharing Networks

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    Yanikomeroglu, Halim

    Outage Performance of the Primary Service in Spectrum Sharing Networks Mohammad G. Khoshkholgh, we utilize stochastic geometry to analyze the primary service (PS) outage performance for spectrum) parameters and wireless environment on the PS outage probability are analyzed. We further obtain a closed

  14. Spatial Outage Probability Formula for CDMA Jean-Marc Kelif

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Spatial Outage Probability Formula for CDMA Networks Jean-Marc Kelif France Telecom R&D Issy networks called the fluid model and we derive from this model analytical formulas for interference, outage probability, and spatial outage probability. The key idea of the fluid model is to consider the discrete base

  15. Collaboration Surfaces for Outage Control Centers Lars Hurlen

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    Deussen, Oliver

    Collaboration Surfaces for Outage Control Centers Lars Hurlen Institute for Energy Technology Os to the demands found in complex industrial domains. We focus our discussion around the Outage Control Centre Nuclear Power Plants, Process industry, Outage Control Centers, High Reliability Organizations

  16. SERVICE OUTAGE BASED ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION IN FADING CHANNELS

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    Yates, Roy

    SERVICE OUTAGE BASED ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION IN FADING CHANNELS BY JIANGHONG LUO A dissertation OF THE DISSERTATION Service Outage Based Adaptive Transmission in Fading Channels by Jianghong Luo Dissertation Director: Prof. Roy Yates, Prof. Predrag Spasojevi´c The service outage based allocation problem explores

  17. Visualizing Sparse Internet Events: Network Outages and Route Changes

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    Heidemann, John

    Visualizing Sparse Internet Events: Network Outages and Route Changes Lin Quan · John Heidemann. To understand and man- age network events such as outages, route instability, and spam campaigns, they must- namics of network outages such as January 2011 Egyptian change of government, and the March 2011 Japanese

  18. Conservative Estimates of Blocking and Outage Probabilities in CDMA Networks

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    Bonald, Thomas

    Conservative Estimates of Blocking and Outage Probabilities in CDMA Networks T. Bonald, A. Prouti`ere 1 France Telecom, Division R&D, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Abstract The outage probability is a key the blocking probability. The blocking and outage probabilities do not have closed-form expressions

  19. Mismatched CSI Outage Exponents of Block-Fading Channels

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    Mismatched CSI Outage Exponents of Block-Fading Channels A. Taufiq Asyhari Department variances at the transmitter and at the receiver to give the optimal outage exponents. We also demonstrate state information at the transmitter in terms of outage exponent. I. INTRODUCTION The block

  20. Poster Abstract: Towards Active Measurements of Edge Network Outages

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    Heidemann, John

    Poster Abstract: Towards Active Measurements of Edge Network Outages Lin Quan John Heidemann Yuri-to-end reachability is a fundamental service of the Internet. We study net- work outages caused by natural disasters [2,5], and political upheavals [8]. We propose a new approach to outage detection using active

  1. Multi-Keyhole MIMO Channels: Asymptotic Analysis of Outage Capacity

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    Loyka, Sergey

    Multi-Keyhole MIMO Channels: Asymptotic Analysis of Outage Capacity George Levin and Sergey Loyka single-keyhole channels. The outage capacity distribution of both full-rank and rank-deficient multi channel, outage capacity, correlation. I. INTRODUCTION Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) channels have

  2. Outage and Capacity Analysis of Cellular CDMA With Admission Control

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    Chockalingam, A.

    Outage and Capacity Analysis of Cellular CDMA With Admission Control S. AnandÝ , A. Chockalingam. Ltd., Bangalore, INDIA Abstract-- We analyze the outage and capacity performance of an interference based admission control strategy in cellular CDMA systems. Most approaches to estimate the outage

  3. Does Beamforming achieve Outage Capacity with Direction Feedback?

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    Jafar, Syed A.

    Does Beamforming achieve Outage Capacity with Direction Feedback? Sudhir Srinivasa and Syed Ali: syed@ece.uci.edu, sudhirs@uci.edu Email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu Abstract We explore the outage capacity of outage capacity for a quantized channel direction feedback system. The technique is used to establish

  4. A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy

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    Heidemann, John

    A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy USC/ISI Technical Report ISI outages during the October 2012 Hurricane Sandy. We assess net- work reliability by pinging a sample network outages, we see that the out- age rate in U.S. networks doubled when the hurricane made landfall

  5. OUTAGE MINIMIZATION BY OPPORTUNISTIC COOPERATION Deniz Gunduz, Elza Erkip

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    Erkip, Elza

    OUTAGE MINIMIZATION BY OPPORTUNISTIC COOPERATION Deniz Gunduz, Elza Erkip Department of Electrical channel state information, and consider the system perfor- mance in terms of outage probability. We improves the outage performance significantly and performs very close to the half-duplex lower bound while

  6. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Electrical Power Outages

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    1 Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Electrical Power Outages and Floods Bruce The Texas A&M University System Electrical power outages and floods can affect you and your residential power outages and flooding. System Components To properly respond to a disaster, homeowners need to know

  7. Asymptotic Analysis of Outage Probability in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    Loyka, Sergey

    Asymptotic Analysis of Outage Probability in Cognitive Radio Networks Yaobin Wen, Sergey Loyka but not the outage probability itself. Unlike the cumulant-based analysis, our approach provides a guaranteed level. In particular, we demonstrate that there is a critical transition point below which the outage probability

  8. On Asymptotic Outage Capacity Distribution of Correlated MIMO Channels

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    Loyka, Sergey

    On Asymptotic Outage Capacity Distribution of Correlated MIMO Channels Georgy Levin* and Sergey condition for the asymptotic normality of MIMO channel outage capacity is considered. Some physical aspects, asymptotic capacity, correlation. I. INTRODUCTION Outage capacity is one of the major characteristics

  9. Spatial Outage Probability for Cellular Networks Jean-Marc Kelif

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Spatial Outage Probability for Cellular Networks Jean-Marc Kelif France Telecom R&D Issy networks called the fluid model and we derive from this model analytical formulas for interference, outage probability, and spatial outage probability. The key idea of the fluid model is to consider the discrete base

  10. Outage management and health physics issue, 2006

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    Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

    2006-05-15

    The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles/reports in this issue include: A design with experience for the U.S., by Michael J. Wallace, Constellation Generation Group; Hope to be among the first, by Randy Hutchinson, Entergy Nuclear; Plans to file COLs in 2008, by Garry Miller, Progress Energy; Evolution of ICRP's recommendations, by Lars-Erik Holm, ICRP; European network on education and training in radiological protection, by Michele Coeck, SCK-CEN, Belgium; Outage managment: an important tool for improving nuclear power plant performance, by Thomas Mazour and Jiri Mandula, IAEA, Austria; and Plant profile: Exploring new paths to excellence, by Anne Thomas, Exelon Nuclear.

  11. Outage management and health physics issue, 2009

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    Agnihotri, Newal

    2009-05-15

    The focus of the May-June issue is on outage management and health physics. Major articles include the following: Planning and scheduling to minimize refueling outage, by Pat McKenna, AmerenUE; Prioritizing safety, quality and schedule, by Tom Sharkey, Dominion; Benchmarking to high standards, by Margie Jepson, Energy Nuclear; Benchmarking against U.S. standards, by Magnox North, United Kingdom; Enabling suppliers for new build activity, by Marcus Harrington, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Identifying, cultivating and qualifying suppliers, by Thomas E. Silva, AREVA NP; Creating new U.S. jobs, by Francois Martineau, Areva NP. Industry innovation articles include: MSL Acoustic source load reduction, by Amir Shahkarami, Exelon Nuclear; Dual Methodology NDE of CRDM nozzles, by Michael Stark, Dominion Nuclear; and Electronic circuit board testing, by James Amundsen, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company. The plant profile article is titled The future is now, by Julia Milstead, Progress Energy Service Company, LLC.

  12. Advanced Outage and Control Center: Strategies for Nuclear Plant Outage Work Status Capabilities

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    Gregory Weatherby

    2012-05-01

    The research effort is a part of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program. LWRS is a research and development program sponsored by the Department of Energy, performed in close collaboration with industry to provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS Program serves to help the US nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The Outage Control Center (OCC) Pilot Project was directed at carrying out the applied research for development and pilot of technology designed to enhance safe outage and maintenance operations, improve human performance and reliability, increase overall operational efficiency, and improve plant status control. Plant outage management is a high priority concern for the nuclear industry from cost and safety perspectives. Unfortunately, many of the underlying technologies supporting outage control are the same as those used in the 1980’s. They depend heavily upon large teams of staff, multiple work and coordination locations, and manual administrative actions that require large amounts of paper. Previous work in human reliability analysis suggests that many repetitive tasks, including paper work tasks, may have a failure rate of 1.0E-3 or higher (Gertman, 1996). With between 10,000 and 45,000 subtasks being performed during an outage (Gomes, 1996), the opportunity for human error of some consequence is a realistic concern. Although a number of factors exist that can make these errors recoverable, reducing and effectively coordinating the sheer number of tasks to be performed, particularly those that are error prone, has the potential to enhance outage efficiency and safety. Additionally, outage management requires precise coordination of work groups that do not always share similar objectives. Outage managers are concerned with schedule and cost, union workers are concerned with performing work that is commensurate with their trade, and support functions (safety, quality assurance, and radiological controls, etc.) are concerned with performing the work within the plants controls and procedures. Approaches to outage management should be designed to increase the active participation of work groups and managers in making decisions that closed the gap between competing objectives and the potential for error and process inefficiency.

  13. How individual traces and interactive timelines could support outage execution - Toward an outage historian concept

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    Parfouru, S.; De-Beler, N. [EDF Recherche and Developpement, 6 quai Watier, 78400 Chatou (France)

    2012-07-01

    In the context of a project that is designing innovative ICT-based solutions for the organizational concept of outage management, we focus on the informational process of the OCR (Outage Control Room) underlying the execution of the outages. Informational process are based on structured and unstructured documents that have a key role in the collaborative processes and management of the outage. We especially track the structured and unstructured documents, electronically or not, from creation to sharing. Our analysis allows us to consider that the individual traces produced by an individual participant with a specific role could be multi-purpose and support sharing between participants without creating duplication of work. The ultimate goal is to be able to generate an outage historian, that is not just focused on highly structured information, which could be useful to improve the continuity of information between participants. We study the implementation of this approach through web technologies and social media tools to address this issue. We also investigate the issue of data access through interactive visualization timelines coupled with other modality's to assist users in the navigation and exploration of the proposed historian. (authors)

  14. Application of Standard Maintenance Windows in PHWR Outage

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    Fuming Jiang [Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company, Ltd. (China)

    2006-07-01

    The concept of Standard Maintenance Windows has been widely used in the planned outage of light water reactor in the world. However, due to the specific feature of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), it has not come to a consensus for the PHWR owners to adopt Standard Maintenance Windows for planned outage aiming at the optimization of outage duration. Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company (TQNPC), with their experience gained in the previous outages and with reference to other PHWR power plants, has identified a set of Standard Maintenance Windows for planned outage. It can be applied to similar PHWR plants and with a few windows that are specific to Qinshan Phase III NPP. The use of these Standard Maintenance Windows in planned outage has been proved to be effective in control shutdown nuclear safety, minimize the unavailability of safety system, improve the efficient utilization of outage duration, and improved the flexibility of outage schedule in the case of emergency issue, which forced the revision of outage schedule. It has also formed a solid foundation for benchmarking. The identification of Standard Maintenance Windows and its application will be discussed with relevant cases for the common improvement of outage duration. (author)

  15. Bounds on the outage-constrained capacity region of space-division multiple-access radio systems

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    Jin, Haipeng; Acampora, A

    2004-01-01

    Broadcast Channels - Part I: Outage Capacity,” IEEE Trans.Bounds on the Outage-Constrained Capacity Region of Spacethe capacity limit as an outage region rates contained

  16. Power Outage 1. Remain Calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.

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    Hickman, Mark

    Power Outage 1. Remain Calm; provide assistance to others if necessary. 2. Report the outage, call. Campus-wide telephone communications will continue to operate during a power outage on standard phones. If emergency assistance is required, call UC Security on Extn 6111 and state "POWEr OUTAgE" or mobile 0800 823

  17. Outlook for Refinery Outages and Available Refinery Capacity...

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    of gasoline and distillate, and to include a more detailed consideration of the impact of unexpected outages on product supplies. This report reviews the potential...

  18. How Accurate are the Gaussian and Gamma Approximations to the Outage Capacity of MIMO Channels ?

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    Øien, Geir E.

    How Accurate are the Gaussian and Gamma Approximations to the Outage Capacity of MIMO Channels MIMO capacity complementary cumulative distribution functions, or equivalently, the outage capacity distribution function (CDF) (also known as the outage capacity), or equivalently, the capacity complementary

  19. Cross-Layer Design of Outage Optimum Routing Metric for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J.

    2011-01-01

    PAPER Cross-layer design of outage optimum routing metricof wireless ad hoc network outage probability in a fadingJ. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves Outage optimum routing for wireless

  20. Plant maintenance and outage management issue, 2005

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    Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

    2005-01-15

    The focus of the January-February issue is on plant maintenance and outage managment. Major articles/reports in this issue include: Dawn of a new era, by Joe Colvin, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI); Plant profile: Beloyarsk NPP, Russia, by Nikolai Oshkanov, Beloyarsk NPP, Russia; Improving economic performance, by R. Spiegelberg-Planner, John De Mella, and Marius Condu, IAEA; A model for improving performance, by Pet Karns, MRO Software; ASME codes and standards, by Shannon Burke, ASME International; and, Refurbishment programs, by Craig S. Irish, Nuclear Logistics, Inc.

  1. OutageMapURL Phases Energy Services

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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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPIProtectio Program | OpenWisconsin:New York:PolicyTailEnergyOpenOutageMapURL

  2. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 11, NO. 7, JULY 2007 589 Outage Probability of Selection Cooperation in the

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    Adve, Raviraj

    IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 11, NO. 7, JULY 2007 589 Outage Probability of Selection (SNR) regimes. We approximate the outage probability of selection cooperation for all SNR levels approximations for practical values of outage probability. Index Terms-- Outage probability, cooperative

  3. Fermi 2: Independent safety assessment of refueling outage

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    Arora, H.O. [Detroit Edison, MI (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Industry experience and studies conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have shown that plants are susceptible to a variety of events that can challenge safety during shutdowns. While these events have neither posed nor indicated an undue risk to public health and safety, they do serve to underscore the importance of effective outage planning and control. The NUMARC 91-06 guidelines suggest that proper planning and execution of outage activities can reduce the likelihood and consequences of events, which ultimately enhances safety during shutdown. The Fermi 2, Independent Safety Engineering Group (ISEG) is charged with the independent safety review of the refueling outage plan and its implementation. The ISEG is responsible for performing a detailed and critical review of proposed outage plan prior to the start of the outage, maintaining surveillance of the adequacy and consistency of the {open_quotes}defense-in-depth{close_quotes} provided during the outage, reviewing the outage plan changes for potential vulnerabilities that could affect safety functions, and investigating selected events that emerge during the course of the outage.

  4. A stochastic model for the measurement of electricity outage costs

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    Grosfeld-Nir, A.; Tishler, A. (Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel))

    1993-01-01

    The measurement of customer outage costs has recently become an important subject of research for electric utilities. This paper uses a stochastic dynamic model as the starting point in developing a market-based method for the evaluation of outage costs. Specifically, the model postulates that once an electricity outage occurs, all production activity stops. Full production is resumed once the electricity outage is over. This process repeats itself indefinitely. The business customer maximizes his expected discounted profits (the expected value of the firm), taking into account his limited ability to respond to repeated random electricity outages. The model is applied to 11 industrial branches in Israel. The estimates exhibit a large variation across branches. 34 refs., 3 tabs.

  5. Analysis of scrams and forced outages at boiling water reactors

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    Earle, R. T.; Sullivan, W. P.; Miller, K. R.; Schwegman, W. J.

    1980-07-01

    This report documents the results of a study of scrams and forced outages at General Electric Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) operating in the United States. This study was conducted for Sandia Laboratories under a Light Water Reactor Safety Program which it manages for the United States Department of Energy. Operating plant data were used to identify the causes of scrams and forced outages. Causes of scrams and forced outages have been summarized as a function of operating plant and plant age and also ranked according to the number of events per year, outage time per year, and outage time per event. From this ranking, identified potential improvement opportunities were evaluated to determine the associated benefits and impact on plant availability.

  6. Technology Integration Initiative In Support of Outage Management

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    Gregory Weatherby; David Gertman

    2012-07-01

    Plant outage management is a high priority concern for the nuclear industry from cost and safety perspectives. Often, command and control during outages is maintained in the outage control center where many of the underlying technologies supporting outage control are the same as those used in the 1980’s. This research reports on the use of advanced integrating software technologies and hand held mobile devices as a means by which to reduce cycle time, improve accuracy, and enhance transparency among outage team members. This paper reports on the first phase of research supported by the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program that is performed in close collaboration with industry to examine the introduction of newly available technology allowing for safe and efficient outage performance. It is thought that this research will result in: improved resource management among various plant stakeholder groups, reduced paper work, and enhanced overall situation awareness for the outage control center management team. A description of field data collection methods, including personnel interview data, success factors, end-user evaluation and integration of hand held devices in achieving an integrated design are also evaluated. Finally, the necessity of obtaining operations cooperation support in field studies and technology evaluation is acknowledged.

  7. Outage performance of an energy-efficient relaying protocol over Nakagami fading channels

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    Blostein, Steven D.

    Outage performance of an energy-efficient relaying protocol over Nakagami fading channels Viet only when the first-hop signal-to-noise ratio(SNR) is above the outage threshold, otherwise, relay transmission is stopped as it leads in that case to an outage. Closed-form expressions of CG outage probability

  8. The Role of Computational Outage in Dense Cloud-Based Centralized Radio Access Networks

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    Valenti, Matthew C.

    The Role of Computational Outage in Dense Cloud-Based Centralized Radio Access Networks M. C Outage A computational outage occurs when the amount of computation required to decode the signal in a cloud group exceeds the available resources. The probability of computational outage is: From the system

  9. Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections

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    Stanford University

    Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections Sam Pullen and Per Enge this assumption. A study of unscheduled GPS satellite outages from 1999 to present shows that, as expected, older experienced unscheduled outages are more likely to suffer additional unscheduled outages. Combining these two

  10. SUBMITTED TO IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 1 Outage Probability for Diversity Combining

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    Evans, Brian L.

    SUBMITTED TO IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 1 Outage Probability for Diversity of outage probability in the low-outage regime. The contributions of this paper are (1) derivation of closed, selection and post-detection combining; (2) comparison of the relative outage performance

  11. GMI and Mismatched-CSI Outage Exponents in MIMO Block-Fading Channels

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    GMI and Mismatched-CSI Outage Exponents in MIMO Block-Fading Channels A. Taufiq Asyhari National then analyze the corresponding outage probability in the high signal-to-noise ratio regime. I. INTRODUCTION outage probability [1]. The majority of works on block-fading channels studied the outage probability

  12. Service Outage Based Power and Rate Allocation for Parallel Fading Channels

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    Yates, Roy

    1 Service Outage Based Power and Rate Allocation for Parallel Fading Channels Jianghong Luo, Member, IEEE, Roy Yates, Member, IEEE, and Predrag Spasojevi´c, Member, IEEE Abstract-- The service outage of ergodic capacity and outage capacity for fading channels. A service outage occurs when the transmission

  13. Impact of Topology and Shadowing on the Outage Probability of Cellular Networks

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Impact of Topology and Shadowing on the Outage Probability of Cellular Networks Jean-Marc Kelif--This paper proposes an analytical study of the shadowing impact on the outage probability in cellular radio in the outage probability. From f, we are able to derive the outage probability of a mobile station (MS

  14. Outage Analysis and Optimization for Multiaccess/V-BLAST Architecture over MIMO

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    Varanasi, Mahesh K.

    Outage Analysis and Optimization for Multiaccess/V-BLAST Architecture over MIMO Rayleigh Fading the outage probabilities or upper bounds to outage probabilities, obtained with the optimum decoder feedback decoders. The derivations bring out the intimate connection between the outage probability

  15. Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Systems Under Outage Probablility Constraint 

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    Cai, Pei Li

    2011-02-22

    is one, i.e., CR beamforming is optimal under PU outage constraints. Finally, a heuristic algorithm is proposed to provide a suboptimal solution to our MBIP problem by e ciently (in polynomial time) solving a particularly-constructed convex problem. v... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 f. Karush-Kuhn-Tucker Optimality Conditions . . . 18 III COGNITIVE SPECTRUM SHARING WITH OUTAGE PROB- ABILITY CONSTRAINT : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 20 A. System and Signal Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 B...

  16. Development of Methodologies for Technology Deployment for Advanced Outage Control Centers that Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution and Outage Risk Management

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    Shawn St. Germain; Ronald Farris; Heather Medeman

    2013-09-01

    This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The long term viability of existing nuclear power plants in the U.S. will depend upon maintaining high capacity factors, avoiding nuclear safety issues and reducing operating costs. The slow progress in the construction on new nuclear power plants has placed in increased importance on maintaining the output of the current fleet of nuclear power plants. Recently expanded natural gas production has placed increased economic pressure on nuclear power plants due to lower cost competition. Until recently, power uprate projects had steadily increased the total output of the U.S. nuclear fleet. Errors made during power plant upgrade projects have now removed three nuclear power plants from the U.S. fleet and economic considerations have caused the permanent shutdown of a fourth plant. Additionally, several utilities have cancelled power uprate projects citing economic concerns. For the past several years net electrical generation from U.S. nuclear power plants has been declining. One of few remaining areas where significant improvements in plant capacity factors can be made is in minimizing the duration of refueling outages. Managing nuclear power plant outages is a complex and difficult task. Due to the large number of complex tasks and the uncertainty that accompanies them, outage durations routinely exceed the planned duration. The ability to complete an outage on or near schedule depends upon the performance of the outage management organization. During an outage, the outage control center (OCC) is the temporary command center for outage managers and provides several critical functions for the successful execution of the outage schedule. Essentially, the OCC functions to facilitate information inflow, assist outage management in processing information and to facilitate the dissemination of information to stakeholders. Currently, outage management activities primarily rely on telephone communication, face to face reports of status and periodic briefings in the OCC. Much of the information displayed in OCCs is static and out of date requiring an evaluation to determine if it is still valid. Several advanced communication and collaboration technologies have shown promise for facilitating the information flow into, across and out of the OCC. Additionally, advances in the areas of mobile worker technologies, computer based procedures and electronic work packages can be leveraged to improve the availability of real time status to outage managers.

  17. SAMPLE RESULTS FROM MCU SOLIDS OUTAGE

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    Peters, T.; Washington, A.; Oji, L.; Coleman, C.; Poirier, M.

    2014-09-22

    Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has received several solid and liquid samples from MCU in an effort to understand and recover from the system outage starting on April 6, 2014. SRNL concludes that the presence of solids in the Salt Solution Feed Tank (SSFT) is the likely root cause for the outage, based upon the following discoveries ? A solids sample from the extraction contactor #1 proved to be mostly sodium oxalate ? A solids sample from the scrub contactor#1 proved to be mostly sodium oxalate ? A solids sample from the Salt Solution Feed Tank (SSFT) proved to be mostly sodium oxalate ? An archived sample from Tank 49H taken last year was shown to contain a fine precipitate of sodium oxalate ? A solids sample from the extraction contactor #1 drain pipe from extraction contactor#1 proved to be mostly sodium aluminosilicate ? A liquid sample from the SSFT was shown to have elevated levels of oxalate anion compared to the expected concentration in the feed Visual inspection of the SSFT indicated the presence of precipitated or transferred solids, which were likely also in the Salt Solution Receipt Tank (SSRT). The presence of the solids coupled with agitation performed to maintain feed temperature resulted in oxalate solids migration through the MCU system and caused hydraulic issues that resulted in unplanned phase carryover from the extraction into the scrub, and ultimately the strip contactors. Not only did this carryover result in the Strip Effluent (SE) being pushed out of waste acceptance specification, but it resulted in the deposition of solids into several of the contactors. At the same time, extensive deposits of aluminosilicates were found in the drain tube in the extraction contactor #1. However it is not known at this time how the aluminosilicate solids are related to the oxalate solids. The solids were successfully cleaned out of the MCU system. However, future consideration must be given to the exclusion of oxalate solids into the MCU system. There were 53 recommendations for improving operations recently identified. Some additional considerations or additional details are provided below as recommendations. ? From this point on, IC-Anions analyses of the DSSHT should be part of the monthly routine analysis in order to spot negative trends in the oxalate leaving the MCU system. Care must be taken to monitor the oxalate content to watch for sudden precipitation of oxalate salts in the system. ? Conduct a study to optimize the cleaning strategy at ARP-MCU through decreasing the concentration or entirely eliminating the oxalic acid. ? The contents of the SSFT should remain unagitated. Routine visual observation should be maintained to ensure there is not a large buildup of solids. As water with agitation provided sufficient removal of the solids in the feed tank, it should be considered as a good means for dissolving oxalate solids if they are found in the future. ? Conduct a study to improve prediction of oxalate solubility in salt batch feed materials. As titanium and mercury have been found in various solids in this report, evaluate if either element plays a role in oxalate solubility during processing. ? Salt batch characterization focuses primarily on characterization and testing of unaltered Tank 21H material; however, non-typical feeds are developed through cleaning, washing, and/or sump transfers. As these solutions are processed through MCU, they may precipitate solids or reduce performance. Salt batch characterization and testing should be expanded to encompass a broader range of feeds that may be processed through ARPMCU.

  18. Overview of Common Mode Outages in Power Systems

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    Papic, Milorad; Awodele , Kehinde; Billinton, Roy; Dent, Chris; Eager, Dan; Hamoud, Gomaa; Jirutitijaroen, Panida; Kumbale, Murali; Mitra, Joydeep; Samaan, Nader A.; Schneider, Alex; Singh, Chanan

    2012-11-10

    This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Probability Applications for Common Mode Events (PACME) Task Force under the Reliability Risk and Probability Applications (RRPA) Subcommittee. The paper is intended to constitute a valid source of information and references about dealing with common-mode outages in power systems reliability analysis. This effort involves reviewing published literature and presenting state-of-the-art research and practical applications in the area of common-mode outages. Evaluation of available outage statistics show that there is a definite need for collective effort from academia and industry to not only recommended procedures for data collection and monitoring but also to provide appropriate mathematical models to assess such events.

  19. Lassoing Line Outages in the Smart Power Grid

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    Zhu, Hao

    2011-01-01

    Fast and accurate unveiling of power line outages is of paramount importance not only for preventing faults that may lead to blackouts, but also for routine monitoring and control tasks of the smart grid, including state estimation and optimal power flow. Existing approaches are either challenged by the \\emph{combinatorial complexity} issues involved, and are thus limited to identifying single- and double-line outages; or, they invoke less pragmatic assumptions such as \\emph{conditionally independent} phasor angle measurements available across the grid. Using only a subset of voltage phasor angle data, the present paper develops a near real-time algorithm for identifying multiple line outages at the affordable complexity of solving a quadratic program via block coordinate descent iterations. The novel approach relies on reformulating the DC linear power flow model as a \\emph{sparse} overcomplete expansion, and leveraging contemporary advances in compressive sampling and variable selection using the least-abso...

  20. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on...

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    U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the...

  1. The detection, prevention and mitigation of cascading outages in the power system 

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    Song, Hongbiao

    2009-05-15

    This dissertation studies the causes and mechanism of power system cascading outages and develops new methods and new tools to help detect, prevent and mitigate the outages. Three effective solutions: a steady state control scheme, a transient...

  2. Obtaining statistics of cascading line outages spreading in an electric transmission network from standard utility data

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    Dobson, Ian

    2015-01-01

    We show how to use standard transmission line outage historical data to obtain the network topology in such a way that cascades of line outages can be easily located on the network. Then we obtain statistics quantifying how cascading outages typically spread on the network. Processing real outage data is fundamental for understanding cascading and for evaluating the validity of the many different models and simulations that have been proposed for cascading in power networks.

  3. Joint Impact of Pathloss, Shadowing and Fast Fading -An Outage Formula for

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Joint Impact of Pathloss, Shadowing and Fast Fading - An Outage Formula for Wireless Networks of pathloss, shadowing and fast fading, we de- rive an easily computable outage probability formula´eseaux cellulaires. i #12;Contents Contents ii 1 Introduction 1 2 Outage Probabilities 2 2.1 Shadowing impact

  4. Outage Probability of the Gaussian Free Space Optical Channel with Pulse-Position Modulation

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    Guillén i Fàbregas, Albert

    Outage Probability of the Gaussian Free Space Optical Channel with Pulse-Position Modulation Nick adopt a quasi-static block fading model and study the outage probability of the channel under gains are possible by using power allocation techniques to minimise the outage probability. I

  5. Reduced-Outage-Probability Algorithms for Cross-Layer Call Admission Control in CDMA

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    Blostein, Steven D.

    1 Reduced-Outage-Probability Algorithms for Cross-Layer Call Admission Control in CDMA Beamforming, increases outage probability in the physical layer. In this paper, we investigate the mitigation of the outage problem in the context of cross-layer performance, and propose CAC algorithms for code

  6. Outage Minimization for a Fading Wireless Link with Energy Harvesting Transmitter and Receiver

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    1 Outage Minimization for a Fading Wireless Link with Energy Harvesting Transmitter and Receiver Abstract--This paper studies online power control policies for outage minimization in a fading wireless link with energy harvesting transmitter and receiver. The outage occurs when either the transmitter

  7. Outage Probability for Joint Processing Coordinated Multi-Point (JP-CoMP) Performance

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Outage Probability for Joint Processing Coordinated Multi-Point (JP-CoMP) Performance Analysis Seminar 09 Mar. 2011 M. Coupechoux (TPT) Outage Prob. for JP-CoMP 09 Mar. 2011 1 / 48 #12;LTE and LTE Nets CoMP Figure: Evolution of the 3GPP Standards. M. Coupechoux (TPT) Outage Prob. for JP-CoMP 09 Mar

  8. Environmental determinants of unscheduled residential outages in the electrical power distribution of Phoenix, Arizona

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    Environmental determinants of unscheduled residential outages in the electrical power distribution: Distribution Electricity Interruption Outage Reliability a b s t r a c t The sustainability of power requires knowledge of unscheduled outage sources, including environ- mental and social factors. Despite

  9. Outage Performance for Amplify-and-Forward Channels with an Unauthenticated Relay

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    Swindlehurst, A. Lee

    Outage Performance for Amplify-and-Forward Channels with an Unauthenticated Relay Jing Huang and reliable message transmission via the secrecy outage probability (SOP) of the relay network. We first predictions of the preferred transmission policies from a secrecy outage perspective. I. INTRODUCTION

  10. Model-based congestion analysis during outage and system reconfiguration in GPRS networks

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    Firenze, Università degli Studi di

    Model-based congestion analysis during outage and system reconfiguration in GPRS networks overlapping. In particular, we consider that one of the two cells is affected by an outage and we analyze resources become suddenly unavailable due to malfunctions. The occurrence of an outage is the typical event

  11. Outage Probability for Free-Space Optical Systems Over Slow Fading Channels With Pointing Errors

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    Hranilovic, Steve

    Outage Probability for Free-Space Optical Systems Over Slow Fading Channels With Pointing Errors, Canada. Email: farid@grads.ece.mcmaster.ca, hranilovic@mcmaster.ca Abstract-- We investigate the outage errors. An expression for the outage probability is derived and we show that optimizing the transmit- ted

  12. Outage in a Cellular Network Overlaid with an Ad hoc Network: The Uplink Case

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    Yanikomeroglu, Halim

    Outage in a Cellular Network Overlaid with an Ad hoc Network: The Uplink Case Arshdeep S. Kahlon}@sce.carleton.ca Abstract--We analyze the uplink outage probability at the randomly, but not necessarily independently nor, large-scale power control, and the knowledge of the initial outages in the absence of the secondary

  13. Tritium Reduction and Control in the Vacuum Vessel During TFTR Outage and Decommissioning *

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    Tritium Reduction and Control in the Vacuum Vessel During TFTR Outage and Decommissioning * W nearly three years of D­T operations, TFTR underwent an extended outage during which large port covers of the torus, a three tier system was developed for the outage in order to reduce and control the free tritium

  14. Impact of the Secondary Network on the Outage Performance of the Primary Service

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    Yanikomeroglu, Halim

    Impact of the Secondary Network on the Outage Performance of the Primary Service in Spectrum-- In this paper, we utilize stochastic geometry to analyze the primary service outage performance for spectrum parameters as well as the wireless environment on the primary service outage probability are analyzed. We

  15. Outage Analysis for MIMO Rician Channels and Channels with Partial CSI

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    Lee, Yong Hoon

    Outage Analysis for MIMO Rician Channels and Channels with Partial CSI Won-Yong Shin, Sae the outage performance and diversity- multiplexing tradeoff (DMT), originally introduced by Zheng and Tse (CSIT). The asymptotic behaviors of the outage are analyzed in the limit of high signal-to-noise ratio

  16. The Outage Performance of Realtime Transmission in Multiple Asynchronous Relays Enhanced OFDM

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    Gross, James

    The Outage Performance of Realtime Transmission in Multiple Asynchronous Relays Enhanced OFDM@mail.ustc.edu.cn Abstract--This paper1 considers the outage performance of multiple relays transmission in Orthogonal communication systems that need to meet tough latency and outage requirements. Different from previous works

  17. The Impact of Fading on the Outage Probability in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    Loyka, Sergey

    1 The Impact of Fading on the Outage Probability in Cognitive Radio Networks Yaobin Wen, Sergey Loyka and Abbas Yongacoglu Abstract--This paper analyzes the outage probability in cog- nitive radio possible scenarios are classified into three cases based on typical outage events. When the average number

  18. On Outage Performance of Spectrum-Sharing Communication over M-Block Fading

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    Shihada, Basem

    On Outage Performance of Spectrum-Sharing Communication over M-Block Fading AbdulRahman Alabbasi to the primary and secondary users. We minimize the secondary user's targeted outage probability over the block-fading channels. To protect the primary user, a statistical constraint on its targeted outage probability

  19. Information Outage Probability of Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes over Hoyt Distributed

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    Rontogiannis, Athanasios A.

    Information Outage Probability of Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes over Hoyt Distributed Fading,tronto,mathio} @space.noa.gr Abstract- In this paper the information outage probabil- ity (IOP) of orthogonal space telecommunications applications. For instance, in [4] this model has been used in outage analysis of cellular mobile

  20. On Secrecy Outage Capacity of Fading Channels Under Relaxed Delay Constraints

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    Koksal, Can Emre

    On Secrecy Outage Capacity of Fading Channels Under Relaxed Delay Constraints Onur Gungor, Can Emre delay constraints. More specif- ically, we extend the definition of outage secrecy capacity for single, we provide bounds on secrecy outage capacity with k + 1 block delay constraint. We show

  1. Outage Probability in a Multi-Cellular Network using Alamouti Scheme

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    Outage Probability in a Multi-Cellular Network using Alamouti Scheme Dorra Ben Cheikh , Jean to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) or equivalently the outage probability in flat Rayleigh fading. The system power from the interfering base stations. In the first case, a closed- form expression for the outage

  2. Tritium Reduction and Control in the Vacuum Vessel During TFTR Outage and Decommissioning*

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    Tritium Reduction and Control in the Vacuum Vessel During TFTR Outage and Decommissioning* W years of D-T operations, TFTR underwent an extended outage during which large port covers were removed, a three tier system was developed for the outage in order to reduce and control the free tritium

  3. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 58, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2012 6825 Outage Probability Under Channel

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    Loyka, Sergey

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 58, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2012 6825 Outage Probability Abstract--Outage probability and capacity of a class of block- fading MIMO channels are considered under distributions. Compound outage probability defined as min (over the transmitted signal distribution) -max (over

  4. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 57, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2009 319 Outage Probability of

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    Bhashyam, Srikrishna

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 57, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2009 319 Outage Probability on the outage probability of multiple-input single-output (MISO) fading channels. Channel state information. With perfect CSIR, under a short-term power con- straint, we determine: (a) the outage probability

  5. Cut-off Rate based Outage Probability Analysis of Frequency Hopping Mobile Radio under Jamming

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    Yýlmaz, Özgür

    Cut-off Rate based Outage Probability Analysis of Frequency Hopping Mobile Radio under Jamming--This paper deals with the achievable spectral ef- ficiency and outage analysis of short burst frequency hopping (FH) mobile radios under heavy jamming scenarios. With the use of outage probability analysis

  6. PRE-PRINT, IEEE TRANS. INFORM. TH. Outage Theorems for MIMO Block Fading

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    Varanasi, Mahesh K.

    PRE-PRINT, IEEE TRANS. INFORM. TH. Outage Theorems for MIMO Block Fading Channels Narayan Prasad probability (FEP) of space-time codes and the outage probability over general block fading multi-input multi are defined for a given rate and it is shown that average FEPs arbitrarily close to the respective outage

  7. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 17, NO. 1, JANUARY 2013 127 Capacity of Zero-Outage Scheme

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    Candan, Cagatay

    IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 17, NO. 1, JANUARY 2013 127 Capacity of Zero-Outage Scheme Under Imprecise Channel State Information C¸ a~gatay Candan Abstract--The capacity of zero-outage scheme-to-noise-ratio fluctuates and the scheme suffers from com- munication outages. Exact analytical expressions characterizing

  8. Mitigating Macro-Cell Outage in LTE-Advanced Deployments Rajarajan Sivaraj

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    Greenberg, Albert

    Mitigating Macro-Cell Outage in LTE-Advanced Deployments Rajarajan Sivaraj , Ioannis Broustis , N (eNB). Therefore, the network operator's response to outage scenarios needs to be fast and efficient, in order to minimize any degradation in the Quality of Service (QoS). In this paper, we propose an outage

  9. Analysis and Computation of the Outage Probability of Discrete-Input Block-Fading Channels

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    Guillén i Fàbregas, Albert

    Analysis and Computation of the Outage Probability of Discrete-Input Block-Fading Channels Khoa D IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE STUDENT PAPER AWARD. In this paper, we propose a tight lower bound to the outage is not supported by a particular channel realization [1], [2]. This probability is named the information outage

  10. Outage Capacity of the Fading Relay Channel in the Low SNR Regime

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    Tse, David

    Outage Capacity of the Fading Relay Channel in the Low SNR Regime A. Salman Avestimehr and David N at the outage capacity of the fading relay channel with half-duplex constraint in the low SNR regime. First we. In this case we show that a Bursty Amplify-Forward (BAF) protocol is optimal and achieves the outage capacity

  11. Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections

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    Stanford University

    Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections SAM PULLEN and PER ENGE constellation are not expected to violate this assumption. A study of unscheduled GPS satellite outages from. In addition, satellites that have recently experienced unscheduled outages are more likely to suffer

  12. MIMO Outage Capacity in the High SNR Regime Narayan Prasad Mahesh K. Varanasi

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    Varanasi, Mahesh K.

    MIMO Outage Capacity in the High SNR Regime Narayan Prasad Mahesh K. Varanasi NEC Labs. America channel with coherent reception and pro- vide a sharp characterization of the outage capacity in the form on the outage capacities un- der a long-term and a short-term power constraint as well as on the delay

  13. On the Impact of Mobility on Outage Probability in Cellular Networks

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    Coupechoux, Marceau

    On the Impact of Mobility on Outage Probability in Cellular Networks Jean-Marc Kelif France Telecom an analytical study of the mobility in cellular networks and its impact on quality of service and outage power. It allows us to analyze users mobility and to derive expressions of the outage probability. We

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 62, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2014 699 Outage Probability in

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    Durrani, Salman

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 62, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2014 699 Outage Probability, IEEE, and Xiangyun Zhou, Member, IEEE Abstract--This paper analyzes the outage performance in finite the outage probability at any arbitrary location of an arbitrarily-shaped finite wireless network: (i

  15. Benefits of Multiple Transmit Antennas in Secure Communication: A Secrecy Outage Viewpoint

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    Zhou, Xiangyun "Sean"

    Benefits of Multiple Transmit Antennas in Secure Communication: A Secrecy Outage Viewpoint Xi Zhang confusing the eavesdrop- per by delivering artificial noise. A recently developed secrecy outage formulation the security performance. We show that an arbitrarily low secrecy outage probability cannot be achieved

  16. Asymptotic Outage Analysis of General Motion-Invariant Ad Hoc Networks

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    Haenggi, Martin

    Asymptotic Outage Analysis of General Motion-Invariant Ad Hoc Networks Riccardo Giacomelli Dept Dame, IN, USA E-mail: mhaenggi@nd.edu Abstract--The outage analysis of networks with randomly a homogeneous Poisson point process. In this paper, we show that in great generality, the outage probability

  17. Analysis of BGP Prefix Origins During Google's May 2005 Outage Tao Wan Paul C. van Oorschot

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    Van Oorschot, Paul

    Analysis of BGP Prefix Origins During Google's May 2005 Outage Tao Wan Paul C. van Oorschot School- vice outage is BGP. To pursue the latter possibility further, we explore how BGP was functioning during prior to the service outage. As a result, 49.1% of ASes re-advertising routes for 64

  18. Minimum Duration Outages in Rayleigh Fading Channels Jie Lai and Narayan B. Mandayam

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    Mandayam, Narayan

    Minimum Duration Outages in Rayleigh Fading Channels Jie Lai and Narayan B. Mandayam WINLAB@winlab.rutgers.edu Abstract Minimum duration outages have been introduced in [1, 2] for lognormal shadow fading where the durations of signal fades were considered in evaluating outages. In this pa­ per we develop and analyze

  19. Service Outage Based Power and Rate Allocation Jianghong Luo, Lang Lin, Roy Yates, and Predrag Spasojevic

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    Yates, Roy

    1 Service Outage Based Power and Rate Allocation Jianghong Luo, Lang Lin, Roy Yates, and Predrag Spasojevi´c Abstract--This paper combines the concepts of ergodic capac- ity and capacity versus outage for fading channels, and explores variable rate transmissions under a service outage constraint in a block

  20. Joint Power Control and Beamforming Codebook Design for MISO Channels under the Outage

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    Yu, Wei

    Joint Power Control and Beamforming Codebook Design for MISO Channels under the Outage Criterion is formulated as the minimization of the outage probability subject to the transmit power constraint beamforming and power codebook sizes. We show that as the outage probability decreases, optimal joint design

  1. Outage Probability of Amplify-and-Forward Opportunistic Relaying with Multiple Interferers

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    Lee, Jae Hong

    Outage Probability of Amplify-and-Forward Opportunistic Relaying with Multiple Interferers over channels. We derive the closed-form expression of the outage probability for the AF opportunistic relaying derive the analytical results. Also, in [9], the authors investigate the outage behavior of the dual

  2. Copyright 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from: Propagation of load shed in cascading line outages simulated by OPA

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    Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from: Propagation of load shed in cascading line outages simulated, February 2010 c IEEE 2010 Propagation of load shed in cascading line outages simulated by OPA Janghoon Kim transmission line outages on the 300 bus IEEE test system. We discuss the effectiveness of the estimator

  3. Preventing power outages Power system contingency analysis on the GPU

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    Vuik, Kees

    problem. Moreover, the power system has to keep functioning properly even when a transmission line failsPreventing power outages Power system contingency analysis on the GPU To provide electricity generators, nuclear power plants, wind turbines, etc.) and a network of lines and cables to transmit

  4. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods 

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    Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel

    2008-10-23

    People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system back into service. 4 pp...

  5. A framework and review of customer outage costs: Integration and analysis of electric utility outage cost surveys

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    Lawton, Leora; Sullivan, Michael; Van Liere, Kent; Katz, Aaron; Eto, Joseph

    2003-11-01

    A clear understanding of the monetary value that customers place on reliability and the factors that give rise to higher and lower values is an essential tool in determining investment in the grid. The recent National Transmission Grid Study recognizes the need for this information as one of growing importance for both public and private decision makers. In response, the U.S. Department of Energy has undertaken this study, as a first step toward addressing the current absence of consistent data needed to support better estimates of the economic value of electricity reliability. Twenty-four studies, conducted by eight electric utilities between 1989 and 2002 representing residential and commercial/industrial (small, medium and large) customer groups, were chosen for analysis. The studies cover virtually all of the Southeast, most of the western United States, including California, rural Washington and Oregon, and the Midwest south and east of Chicago. All variables were standardized to a consistent metric and dollar amounts were adjusted to the 2002 CPI. The data were then incorporated into a meta-database in which each outage scenario (e.g., the lost of electric service for one hour on a weekday summer afternoon) is treated as an independent case or record both to permit comparisons between outage characteristics and to increase the statistical power of analysis results. Unadjusted average outage costs and Tobit models that estimate customer damage functions are presented. The customer damage functions express customer outage costs for a given outage scenario and customer class as a function of location, time of day, consumption, and business type. One can use the damage functions to calculate outage costs for specific customer types. For example, using the customer damage functions, the cost experienced by an ''average'' customer resulting from a 1 hour summer afternoon outage is estimated to be approximately $3 for a residential customer, $1,200 for small-medium commercial and industrial customer, and $82,000 for large commercial and industrial customer. Future work to improve the quality and coverage of information on the value of electricity reliability to customers is described.

  6. Secrecy Outage Capacity of Fading Channels Onur Gungor, Jian Tan, Can Emre Koksal, Hesham El-Gamal, Ness B. Shroff

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    Koksal, Can Emre

    Secrecy Outage Capacity of Fading Channels Onur Gungor, Jian Tan, Can Emre Koksal, Hesham El under an outage constraint. More specifically, we extend the definition of outage capacity to account different assumptions on the transmitter CSI (Channel state information). First, we find the outage secrecy

  7. 1958 JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 28, NO. 13, JULY 1, 2010 Outage Statistics in a Waveplate Hinge Model of

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    Biondini, Gino

    1958 JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 28, NO. 13, JULY 1, 2010 Outage Statistics sampling and the cross-entropy method. The outage probability is then obtained combining these results with the outage map method, allowing the fraction of bands with unac- ceptable outage probabilities

  8. 1326 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 51, NO. 4, APRIL 2005 Outage Capacities and Optimal Power Allocation for

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    Jindal, Nihar

    1326 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 51, NO. 4, APRIL 2005 Outage Capacities, and Andrea Goldsmith, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--We derive the outage capacity region of an -user fading multiple information (CSI). The outage capacity region is implicitly obtained by deriving the outage probability region

  9. Quality Counts Certificate 

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    Chilek, Kevin

    2007-01-31

    This certificate accompanies the Quality Counts program. 1 page. It comes in packages of 25 certificates....

  10. Outage Constrained Secrecy Rate Maximization Using Cooperative Jamming

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    Luo, Shuangyu; Petropulu, Athina

    2012-01-01

    We consider a Gaussian MISO wiretap channel, where a multi-antenna source communicates with a single-antenna destination in the presence of a single-antenna eavesdropper. The communication is assisted by multi-antenna helpers that act as jammers to the eavesdropper. Each helper independently transmits noise which lies in the null space of the channel to the destination, thus creates no interference to the destination. Under the assumption that there is eavesdropper channel uncertainty, we derive the optimal covariance matrix for the source signal so that the secrecy rate is maximized subject to probability of outage and power constraints. Assuming that the eavesdropper channels follow zero-mean Gaussian model with known covariances, we derive the outage probability in a closed form. Simulation results in support of the analysis are provided.

  11. Homeowners: Respond to Power Outages | 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Financing Tool Fits the Bill FinancingDepartment ofPower Outages Homeowners: Respond to Power

  12. Survey of tools for risk assessment of cascading outages

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    Papic, Milorad; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Dobson, Ian; Fonte, Louis; Haq, Enamul; Hines, Paul; Kirschen, Daniel; Luo, Xiaochuan; Miller, Stephen; Samaan, Nader A.; Vaiman, Marianna; Varghese, Matthew; Zhang, Pei

    2011-10-01

    Abstract-This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures Task Force under IEEE Computer Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS). The task force's previous papers [1, 2] are focused on general aspects of cascading outages such as understanding, prediction, prevention and restoration from cascading failures. This is the second of two new papers, which extend this previous work to summarize the state of the art in cascading failure risk analysis methodologies and modeling tools. The first paper reviews the state of the art in methodologies for performing risk assessment of potential cascading outages [3]. This paper describes the state of the art in cascading failure modeling tools, documenting the view of experts representing utilities, universities and consulting companies. The paper is intended to constitute a valid source of information and references about presently available tools that deal with prediction of cascading failure events. This effort involves reviewing published literature and other documentation from vendors, universities and research institutions. The assessment of cascading outages risk evaluation is in continuous evolution. Investigations to gain even better understanding and identification of cascading events are the subject of several research programs underway aimed at solving the complexity of these events that electrical utilities face today. Assessing the risk of cascading failure events in planning and operation for power transmission systems require adequate mathematical tools/software.

  13. Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Methodologies and Challenges

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    Vaiman, Marianna; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Chowdhury, Badrul; Dobson, Ian; Hines, Paul; Papic, Milorad; Miller, Stephen; Zhang, Pei

    2012-05-31

    Abstract- This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures Task Force under IEEE Computer Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS). The task force's previous papers are focused on general aspects of cascading outages such as understanding, prediction, prevention and restoration from cascading failures. This is the first of two new papers, which extend this previous work to summarize the state of the art in cascading failure risk analysis methodologies and modeling tools. This paper is intended to be a reference document to summarize the state of the art in the methodologies for performing risk assessment of cascading outages caused by some initiating event(s). A risk assessment should cover the entire potential chain of cascades starting with the initiating event(s) and ending with some final condition(s). However, this is a difficult task and heuristic approaches and approximations have been suggested. This paper discusses different approaches to this and suggests directions for future development of methodologies. The second paper summarizes the state of the art in modeling tools for risk assessment of cascading outages.

  14. Study, outlines why outages go long, short, or on-time

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    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    A recent report by a nuclear industry professional, based on a survey of outage managers at US nuclear power plants, declares that [open quotes]preplanned outage schedules appear to be grossly inaccurate, and the outage management planners and schedulers do not have a grasp of the requirements and/or the resources needed to complete the actual activities on schedule.[close quotes] It declares that [open quotes]the scheduled duration of a planned outage must be realistic.[close quotes] The study identifies personnel, planning and scheduling, and equipment/hardware as [open quotes]the primary reasons why refueling outages and outage activities finished ahead of, right on, or behind schedule.[close quotes

  15. Cascading Power Outages Propagate Locally in an Influence Graph that is not the Actual Grid Topology

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    Hines, Paul D H; Rezaei, Pooya

    2015-01-01

    In a cascading power transmission outage, component outages propagate non-locally; after one component outages, the next failure may be very distant, both topologically and geographically. As a result, simple models of topological contagion do not accurately represent the propagation of cascades in power systems. However, cascading power outages do follow patterns, some of which are useful in understanding and reducing blackout risk. This paper describes a method by which the data from many cascading failure simulations can be transformed into a graph-based model of influences that provides actionable information about the many ways that cascades propagate in a particular system. The resulting "influence graph" model is Markovian, since component outage probabilities depend only on the outages that occurred in the prior generation. To validate the model we compare the distribution of cascade sizes resulting from n-2 contingencies in a 2896 branch test case to cascade sizes in the influence graph. The two dist...

  16. Separating the Effect of Independent Interference Sources with Rayleigh Faded Signal Link: Outage Analysis and Applications

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    Kahlon, Arshdeep S; Periyalwar, Shalini; Yanikomeroglu, Halim

    2012-01-01

    We show that, for independent interfering sources and a signal link with exponentially distributed received power, the total probability of outage can be decomposed as a simple expression of the outages from the individual interfering sources. We give a mathematical proof of this result, and discuss some immediate implications, showing how it results in important simplifications to statistical outage analysis. We also discuss its application to two active topics of study: spectrum sharing, and sum of interference powers (e.g., lognormal) analysis.

  17. A Study of Outage Management Practices at Selected U.S. Nuclear Plants

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    Lin, James C. [ABSG Consulting Inc., Irvine, CA (United States)

    2002-07-01

    This paper presents insights gained from a study of the outage management practices at a number of U.S. nuclear plants. The objective of the study was to conduct an in-depth review of the current practices of outage management at these selected plants and identify important factors that have contributed to the recent success of their outage performance. Two BWR-4, three BWR-6, and two 3-loop Westinghouse PWR plants were selected for this survey. The results of this study can be used to formulate outage improvement efforts for nuclear plants in other countries. (author)

  18. Counting Problems involving Symmetry

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    Donu Arapura

    2013-04-12

    Group theory can be applied to counting problems invloving symmetry. Here ... problem is to count the set of orbits H/S3. ... a partition of G. By corollary 3.10,.

  19. Counting Problems involving Symmetry*

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    Group theory can be applied to counting problems invloving symmetry. Here ... problem is to count the set of orbits H/S3. .... a partition of G. By corollary 2.3,.

  20. Analysis of allowed outage times at the Byron Generating Station

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    Cho, N.Z.; Chu, T.L.; Xue, D.; Bozoki, G.E.; Youngblood, R.W.

    1986-06-01

    This report provides a critical review of the methods used in WCAP-10526 which proposed that allowed outage times (AOTs) for a number of safety systems in the Byron Generating Station be increased from 3 to 7 days, and presents an independent estimate of the change in risk involved in the AOT extension. It also presents results of several sensitivity studies. Also included are a survey of methods that can be used to evaluate nuclear power plant technical specifications and a description of pairwise importance measures. 53 tabs.

  1. Property:OutagePhoneNumber | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EIS Report Url Jump to: navigation,News/LinkUtility JumpOutagePhoneNumber

  2. Number and propagation of line outages in cascading events in electric power transmission systems

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    Dobson, Ian

    Number and propagation of line outages in cascading events in electric power transmission systems that progressively weakens the system. Large electric power transmission systems occasionally have cascading failures of transmission lines. The multiple mechanisms involved these cascading outages are many and varied, and the power

  3. Quantitative evaluation of savings in outage costs by using emergency actions strategy

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    Akhtar, A.; Asuhaimi, A.; Shaibon, H. [Univ. Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bharu (Malaysia); Lo, K.L. [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom)

    1995-12-31

    This paper presents the results of a study carried out to assess the savings in consumer outage costs that can be accrued as a result of implementing Emergency Actions Strategy. The use of Emergency Actions Strategy plays a significant role in curtailing the consumer outage costs ensuing from unreliable electric service. In order to calculate the savings in outage costs, the probabilistic framework of the frequency and duration method has been used in conjunction with emergency actions. At first, the outage costs of various consumer sectors are estimated without considering the emergency actions. Secondly, the consumer outage costs are calculated by combining the frequency and duration method, and unserved energy with the emergency actions invoked. The results of the savings in consumer outage costs that can be accrued by utilizing Emergency Actions Strategy are presented for a synthetic system. The results of the study show that substantial savings in consumer outage costs are obtained by devising and implementing emergency actions strategy in situations of capacity outages. The results are of particular relevance and utility to the underdeveloped and developing countries where capacity shortages occur quite frequently. These results also suggest the importance of emergency actions strategy for electric utilities in reducing the consumer economic losses arising from unreliable electric service.

  4. Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Part I - Overview of Methodologies

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    Vaiman, Marianna; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Chowdhury, Badrul; Dobson, Ian; Hines, Paul; Papic, Milorad; Miller, Stephen; Zhang, Pei

    2011-07-31

    This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures Task Force under IEEE Computer Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS). The task force's previous papers are focused on general aspects of cascading outages such as understanding, prediction, prevention and restoration from cascading failures. This is the first of two new papers, which will extend this previous work to summarize the state of the art in cascading failure risk analysis methodologies and modeling tools. This paper is intended to be a reference document to summarize the state of the art in the methodologies for performing risk assessment of cascading outages caused by some initiating event(s). A risk assessment should cover the entire potential chain of cascades starting with the initiating event(s) and ending with some final condition(s). However, this is a difficult task and heuristic approaches and approximations have been suggested. This paper discusses diffeent approaches to this and suggests directions for future development of methodologies.

  5. 3232 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 54, NO. 7, JULY 2008 On the Outage Capacity Distribution of Correlated

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    Loyka, Sergey

    3232 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 54, NO. 7, JULY 2008 On the Outage Capacity in the amplify-and-forward mode. This paper inves- tigates instantaneous signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and outage. This SNR, as well as the outage capacity, decreases with correlation. For a large number of transmit

  6. On the Duality between Outage Capacity and Multiuser Scheduling Gain for MIMO Systems and the Impact of Shadow Fading*

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    Dai, Huaiyu

    On the Duality between Outage Capacity and Multiuser Scheduling Gain for MIMO Systems on individual link outage capacity and multiuser scheduling gain for MIMO systems are quantified, which admits fading, while significantly limits the channel outage capacity as expected, actually enhances

  7. Detecting Internet Outages with Active Probing USC/ISI Technical Report ISI-TR-672, May 2011

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    Heidemann, John

    Detecting Internet Outages with Active Probing USC/ISI Technical Report ISI-TR-672, May 2011 Lin on the Internet, understanding its reliability is more important than ever. Network outages vary in scope and cause, from the intentional shutdown of the Egyptian Inter- net in February 2011, to outages caused

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 1 Calculating Outage Probability of Block Fading Channels Based on

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    Yýlmaz, Özgür

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION 1 Calculating Outage Probability channels present a realistic model in many communication scenarios. We propose a method by which the outage generating functions helps obtain outage probabilities in various cases such as wideband noise jamming

  9. 4350 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 8, NO. 8, AUGUST 2009 Outage, Local Throughput, and Capacity of

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    Haenggi, Martin

    4350 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 8, NO. 8, AUGUST 2009 Outage, Local Throughput, and Capacity of Random Wireless Networks Martin Haenggi, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Outage parameter, the so- called spatial contention, is defined. It measures the slope of the outage probability

  10. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 10, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2011 407 Outage Probability and Optimum Power Allocation for

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    Kim, Il-Min

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 10, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2011 407 Outage Probability-duplex mode. For this system, we first derive a tight lower bound of outage probability, which is very close to the exact outage probability in the whole signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) range irrespective of the values

  11. Detecting Internet Outages with Precise Active Probing USC/ISI Technical Report ISI-TR-678b

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    Heidemann, John

    Detecting Internet Outages with Precise Active Probing (extended) USC/ISI Technical Report ISI Japanese earthquake, to the thousands of small outages caused by localized accidents, and human error, motivating our new system to detect network outages by active probing. We show that a single computer can

  12. 2120 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 59, NO. 5, JUNE 2010 Outage Probability of Multiuser Relay Networks in

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    Elkashlan, Maged

    2120 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 59, NO. 5, JUNE 2010 Outage Probability and exact analysis is conducted to analyze the outage probability of MRNs under dissimilar Nakagami-m fading conditions. More specifically, we derive new closed-form expressions for the outage probability and the prob

  13. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 54, NO. 4, APRIL 2008 1423 Approaching the Zero-Outage Capacity of

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    Barry, John R.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 54, NO. 4, APRIL 2008 1423 Approaching the Zero-Outage-defined outage capacity. A transmitter with channel knowledge can achieve this capacity by a combination of eigen to approach the zero-outage capacity of the MIMO-OFDM channel; it is sufficient instead to use a combination

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 9, NO. 3, MARCH 2010 1139 Outage Probability of Multi-Hop

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    Kim, Il-Min

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 9, NO. 3, MARCH 2010 1139 Outage Probability--The outage probability of multi-hop amplify-and- forward relay systems with multiple relays is analyzed. Previ- ously, the outage probability of the two-hop system with multiple relays had been analyzed

  15. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 52, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2006 375 Outage Analysis of Coded Cooperation

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    Nosratinia, Aria

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 52, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2006 375 Outage Analysis of Coded-based methods. This work develops expressions for outage probability of coded cooperation. In this work, each constraints. Outage expressions confirm that full diversity is achieved by coded cooperation. This shows

  16. IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, VOL. 14, NO. 6, JUNE 2007 377 Outage Analysis and Optimal Power Allocation for

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    Su, Weifeng

    IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, VOL. 14, NO. 6, JUNE 2007 377 Outage Analysis and Optimal Power. Ray Liu, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In this letter, a novel approach for outage probability analysis on that approximation, an outage probability bound is derived which proves to be tight at high SNR. Based on the derived

  17. 3172 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 8, NO. 6, JUNE 2009 On Multicast Beamforming for Minimum Outage

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    Sidiropoulos, Nikolaos D.

    Beamforming for Minimum Outage Vassilis Ntranos, Nicholas D. Sidiropoulos, and Leandros Tassiulas Abstract--The multicast beamforming problem is considered from the viewpoint of minimizing outage probability subject (locations) and variances (spreads). It is shown that minimizing outage probability subject to a transmit

  18. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 59, NO. 6, JUNE 2011 1731 On Outage Probability and Diversity-Multiplexing

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    Loyka, Sergey

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 59, NO. 6, JUNE 2011 1731 On Outage Probability antennas and the relays have a single one. Compact closed-form expressions are obtained for the outage probability under i.i.d. and correlated Rayleigh-fading links. Low-outage approxima- tions are derived, which

  19. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 24, NO. 3, AUGUST 2009 1633 Direct Calculation of Line Outage Distribution Factors

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    Fu, Yong

    Outage Distribution Factors Jiachun Guo, Yong Fu, Member, IEEE, Zuyi Li, Member, IEEE, and Mohammad Shahidehpour, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--Line outage distribution factors (LODFs) are utilized to perform of LODFs, especially with multiple-line outages, could speed up contingency analyses and improve

  20. Variation of PMD-induced Outage Rates and Durations with Link Length on Buried Standard Single-mode Fibers

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    Kansas, University of

    Variation of PMD-induced Outage Rates and Durations with Link Length on Buried Standard Single, Overland Park, Kansas Abstract: From first-order polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) outage analysis using that the outage rates increase monotonically with link length, although not linearly. © 2005 Optical Society

  1. Job Counting Guidelines

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    supplies such as trucks, earth movers, personnel protective equipment (PPE), etc. 3. Algorithms and factors for estimating job labor hours, FTEs, and cumulative head-count are NOT...

  2. Impact of outages on GPRS service availability General Packet Radio Service has been developed to enhance the GSM telecommunication system with the addition of

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    Firenze, Università degli Studi di

    Impact of outages on GPRS service availability General Packet Radio Service has been developed to those of outage is not a satisfactory measure to know. During outages, there is an accumulation of users to the users. A study on the impact of outages on GPRS service availability is being conducted in the framework

  3. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 2, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2003 865 Exact Outage Probability for Equal Gain Combining With Cochannel

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    Blostein, Steven D.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 2, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2003 865 Exact Outage- plementation complexity. We present a new outage performance analysis for EGC in mobile cellular radio systems of outage and 2) the existing method can lead to overly op- timistic outage performance prediction

  4. Fast Detection and Mitigation of Cascading Outages in the Power System 

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    Pang, Chengzong

    2012-02-14

    This dissertation studies the causes and mechanism of power system cascading outages and proposes the improved interactive scheme between system-wide and local levels of monitoring and control to quickly detect, classify and mitigate the cascading...

  5. Draft!07"18"2011! 1 Turning the Tide on Outages1

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    !programs!of!replacement,!rehabilitation!and!new!investment!in!the! U.S.!infrastructure.! ! Focusing!on!the!electric!power!sector,!the!power!outages!and!power!quality!whether!the!carrying!capacity!or!safety!margin!will!exist! to!support!anticipated!demand!is!in!question.! ! To!assess!impacts!using!actual!electric!power!outage!construction!expenditures!have!lagged! behind!asset!depreciation.!This!has!resulted!in!a!mode!of!operation!of!the!system

  6. Fast counting electronics for neutron coincidence counting

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    Swansen, James E. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1987-01-01

    An amplifier-discriminator is tailored to output a very short pulse upon an above-threshold input from a detector which may be a .sup.3 He detector. The short pulse output is stretched and energizes a light emitting diode (LED) to provide a visual output of operation and pulse detection. The short pulse is further fed to a digital section for processing and possible ORing with other like generated pulses. Finally, the output (or ORed output ) is fed to a derandomizing buffer which converts the rapidly and randomly occurring pulses into synchronized and periodically spaced-apart pulses for the accurate counting thereof. Provision is also made for the internal and external disabling of each individual channel of amplifier-discriminators in an ORed plurality of same.

  7. Fast counting electronics for neutron coincidence counting

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Swansen, J.E.

    1985-03-05

    An amplifier-discriminator is tailored to output a very short pulse upon an above-threshold input from a detector which may be a /sup 3/He detector. The short pulse output is stretched and energizes a light emitting diode (LED) to provide a visual output of operation and pulse detection. The short pulse is further fed to a digital section for processing and possible ORing with other like generated pulses. Finally, the output (or ORed output) is fed to a derandomizing buffer which converts the rapidly and randomly occurring pulses into synchronized and periodically spaced-apart pulses for the accurate counting thereof. Provision is also made for the internal and external disabling of each individual channel of amplifier-discriminators in an ORed plurality of same.

  8. OTRA-THS MAC to reduce Power Outage Data Collection Latency in a smart meter network

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    Garlapati, Shravan K; Kuruganti, Phani Teja; Buehrer, Richard M; Reed, Jeffrey H

    2014-01-01

    The deployment of advanced metering infrastructure by the electric utilities poses unique communication challenges, particularly as the number of meters per aggregator increases. During a power outage, a smart meter tries to report it instantaneously to the electric utility. In a densely populated residential/industrial locality, it is possible that a large number of smart meters simultaneously try to get access to the communication network to report the power outage. If the number of smart meters is very high of the order of tens of thousands (metropolitan areas), the power outage data flooding can lead to Random Access CHannel (RACH) congestion. Several utilities are considering the use of cellular network for smart meter communications. In 3G/4G cellular networks, RACH congestion not only leads to collisions, retransmissions and increased RACH delays, but also has the potential to disrupt the dedicated traffic flow by increasing the interference levels (3G CDMA). In order to overcome this problem, in this paper we propose a Time Hierarchical Scheme (THS) that reduces the intensity of power outage data flooding and power outage reporting delay by 6/7th, and 17/18th when compared to their respective values without THS. Also, we propose an Optimum Transmission Rate Adaptive (OTRA) MAC to optimize the latency in power outage data collection. The analysis and simulation results presented in this paper show that both the OTRA and THS features of the proposed MAC results in a Power Outage Data Collection Latency (PODCL) that is 1/10th of the 4G LTE PODCL.

  9. Status Report on the Development of Micro-Scheduling Software for the Advanced Outage Control Center Project

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    Shawn St. Germain; Kenneth Thomas; Ronald Farris; Jeffrey Joe

    2014-09-01

    The long-term viability of existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the United States (U.S.) is dependent upon a number of factors, including maintaining high capacity factors, maintaining nuclear safety, and reducing operating costs, particularly those associated with refueling outages. Refueling outages typically take 20-30 days, and for existing light water NPPs in the U.S., the reactor cannot be in operation during the outage. Furthermore, given that many NPPs generate between $1-1.5 million/day in revenue when in operation, there is considerable interest in shortening the length of refueling outages. Yet, refueling outages are highly complex operations, involving multiple concurrent and dependent activities that are difficult to coordinate. Finding ways to improve refueling outage performance while maintaining nuclear safety has proven to be difficult. The Advanced Outage Control Center project is a research and development (R&D) demonstration activity under the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program. LWRS is a R&D program which works with industry R&D programs to establish technical foundations for the licensing and managing of long-term, safe, and economical operation of current NPPs. The Advanced Outage Control Center project has the goal of improving the management of commercial NPP refueling outages. To accomplish this goal, this INL R&D project is developing an advanced outage control center (OCC) that is specifically designed to maximize the usefulness of communication and collaboration technologies for outage coordination and problem resolution activities. This report describes specific recent efforts to develop a capability called outage Micro-Scheduling. Micro-Scheduling is the ability to allocate and schedule outage support task resources on a sub-hour basis. Micro-Scheduling is the real-time fine-tuning of the outage schedule to react to the actual progress of the primary outage activities to ensure that support task resources are optimally deployed with the least amount of delay and unproductive use of resources. The remaining sections of this report describe in more detail the scheduling challenges that occur during outages, how a Micro-Scheduling capability helps address those challenges, and provides a status update on work accomplished to date and the path forward.

  10. Quality Counts Exhibitor Card 

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    Chilek, Kevin; Gregory, Elizabeth

    2004-01-27

    This exhibitor card identifies young livestock exhibitors as participants in the Quality Counts! program. The card is printed with a leather-style background on heavy card stock. It features the 4-H clover and the FFA logo, as well as the logo...

  11. Policy on University Closure or Class/Examination Cancellation Adverse conditions such as winter storms or power outages will, from time to time, require the

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    Lotze, Heike K.

    such as winter storms or power outages will, from time to time, require the University to reduce or restrict its of individual units' operations. For example, a power outage may not affect all campuses

  12. Nuclear Safety Risk Management in Refueling Outage of Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant

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    Meijing Wu; Guozhang Shen [Qinshan Nuclear power company (China)

    2006-07-01

    The NPP is used to planning maintenance, in-service inspection, surveillance test, fuel handling and design modification in the refueling outage; the operator response capability will be reduced plus some of the plant systems out of service or loss of power at this time. Based on 8 times refueling outage experiences of the Qinshan NPP, this article provide some good practice and lesson learned for the nuclear safety risk management focus at four safety function areas of Residual Heat Removal Capability, Inventory Control, Power availability and Reactivity control. (authors)

  13. Directions for accessing Blackboard 9 Sandbox Test Sites: Please Note: These sites are hosted on a development server, which is prone to outages, updates, etc.

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    Gray, Jeffrey J.

    on a development server, which is prone to outages, updates, etc. There may be times when the sites are unavailable

  14. 2304 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 55, NO. 5, MAY 2009 Service-Outage-Based Power and Rate Control for

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    Franceschetti, Massimo

    2304 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 55, NO. 5, MAY 2009 Service-Outage-Based Power is considered. For a fixed basic rate r0, a service outage occurs when the instantaneous transmission rate falls to peak and average trans- mitter power constraints and a constraint on the service outage probability

  15. Copyright 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from Hui Ren, Student Member, IEEE and Ian Dobson, Fellow, IEEE; Using Transmission Line Outage Data to Estimate Cascading Failure Propagation in an

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    ; Using Transmission Line Outage Data to Estimate Cascading Failure Propagation in an Electric Power ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--II: EXPRESS BRIEFS, VOL. 55, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2008 927 Using Transmission Line Outage, IEEE, and Ian Dobson, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--We study cascading transmission line outages recorded over

  16. An Efficient Energy Curtailment Scheme For Outage Management in Smart Grid

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    Durrani, Salman

    An Efficient Energy Curtailment Scheme For Outage Management in Smart Grid Wayes Tushar§, Jian--In this paper an efficient energy curtailment scheme is studied, which enables the power users of a smart grid. Considering the advantages of a two-way communications infrastructure for any future smart grid, a non

  17. 96 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 THE MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE OF

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    96 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 T THE MASSIVE POWER OUTAGE OF August 2003- gic--of the energy and infrastructure security challenges facing our nation. Those authors-level backups, to focus main- ly on coping is unwisely defeatist. As an energy professional and an electrical

  18. MonteCarlo and Analytical Methods for Forced Outage Rate Calculations of Peaking Units 

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    Rondla, Preethi 1988-

    2012-10-26

    pessimistic results owing to its time spent in the reserve shut down state. Therefore the normal two state representation of a generating unit is not adequate. A four state model was proposed by an IEEE committee to calculate the forced outage rate...

  19. On PMU Location Selection for Line Outage Detection in Wide-area Transmission Networks

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    Zhao, Yue

    1 On PMU Location Selection for Line Outage Detection in Wide-area Transmission Networks Yue Zhao, Member, IEEE, Andrea Goldsmith, Fellow, IEEE, and H. Vincent Poor, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--The optimal PMU algorithm is proposed to find the globally optimal PMU locations. Using this algorithm, the optimal trade

  20. Application of Hybrid Geo-Spatially Granular Fragility Curves to Improve Power Outage Predictions

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    Fernandez, Steven J; Allen, Melissa R; Omitaomu, Olufemi A; Walker, Kimberly A

    2014-01-01

    Fragility curves depict the relationship between a weather variable (wind speed, gust speed, ice accumulation, precipitation rate) and the observed outages for a targeted infrastructure network. This paper describes an empirical study of the county by county distribution of power outages and one minute weather variables during Hurricane Irene with the objective of comparing 1) as built fragility curves (statistical approach) to engineering as designed (bottom up) fragility curves for skill in forecasting outages during future hurricanes; 2) county specific fragility curves to find examples of significant deviation from average behavior; and 3) the engineering practices of outlier counties to suggest future engineering studies of robustness. Outages in more than 90% of the impacted counties could be anticipated through an average or generic fragility curve. The remaining counties could be identified and handled as exceptions through geographic data sets. The counties with increased or decreased robustness were characterized by terrain more or less susceptible to persistent flooding in areas where above ground poles located their foundations. Land use characteristics of the area served by the power distribution system can suggest trends in the as built power grid vulnerabilities to extreme weather events that would be subjects for site specific studies.

  1. Reuter Power Outage Communications: Needs, Infrastructures, Concepts Proceedings of the 10th

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    COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURES AND THEIR AVAILABILITY DURING POWER OUTAGES The 2012 blackout in India (670 million affected), the 2009 blackout in Brazil and Paraguay (87 million), the 2006 European blackout (10 million) and the 2003 Northeast blackout in the United States and Canada (55 million) show that big power

  2. Prediction-Based Recovery from Link Outages in On-Board Mobile Communication Networks

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    Libman, Lavy

    , such as those pro- posed for (and employed in) public transport vehicles, users are connected to a local network transport routes, and their repetitive nature, allows a certain degree of prediction of impending link extension known as Freeze-TCP, we study how the performance of the protocol depends on the outage prediction

  3. Final Remediation Report for the K-Area Bingham Pump Outage Pit (643-1G)

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    Morganstern, M.

    2002-06-18

    The K-Area Bingham Pump Outage Pit (K BPOP) Building Number 643-1G, is situated immediately south and outside the K-Reactor fence line and is approximately 400 feet in length and 60 feet in width. For the K BPOP operable unit, the Land Use Control (LUC) objectives are to prevent contact, removal, or excavation of buried waste in the area and to preclude residential use of the area.

  4. Counting Guns in Early America

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    Lindgren, James

    2002-01-01

    Bang! Historian Explodes American Gun Myths, M INN . S TAR Tat 339-40 (1994). Counting Guns in Early America, Wm. & Maryto estimate levels of gun ownership in early America. This

  5. MATCASC: A tool to analyse cascading line outages in power grids

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    Koç, Yakup; Araujo, Nuno A M; Warnier, Martijn

    2013-01-01

    Blackouts in power grids typically result from cascading failures. The key importance of the electric power grid to society encourages further research into sustaining power system reliability and developing new methods to manage the risks of cascading blackouts. Adequate software tools are required to better analyze, understand, and assess the consequences of the cascading failures. This paper presents MATCASC, an open source MATLAB based tool to analyse cascading failures in power grids. Cascading effects due to line overload outages are considered. The applicability of the MATCASC tool is demonstrated by assessing the robustness of IEEE test systems and real-world power grids with respect to cascading failures.

  6. Counting Out Loud Counting Objects Give-A-Number Identification

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    Stanford, Kyle

    Characteristics Low-Income Group n = 75 Higher-Income Group n = 45 Mean age at first session (yrs; mos) 4;8 4 ResultsMethod "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten." Counting Objects Give indicate better performance. Legend Low-Income Group Higher-Income Group Scaffolded Number Line * p

  7. Analytical Tools to Predict Distribution Outage Restoration Load. Final Project Report.

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    Law, John

    1994-11-14

    The main activity of this project has been twofold: (1) development of a computer model to predict CLPU(Cold Load Pickup) and (2) development of a field measurement and analysis method to obtain the input parameters of the CLPU model. The field measurement and analysis method is called the Step-Voltage-Test (STEPV). The Kootenai Electric Cooperative Appleway 51 feeder in Coeur d`Alene was selected for analysis in this project and STEPV tests were performed in winters of 92 and 93. The STEPV data was analyzed (method and results presented within this report) to obtain the Appleway 51 feeder parameters for prediction by the CLPU model. One only CLPU record was obtained in winter 1994. Unfortunately, the actual CLPU was not dramatic (short outage and moderate temperature) and did not display cyclic restoration current. A predicted Appleway 51 feeder CLPU was generated using the parameters obtained via the STEPV measurement/analysis/algorithm method at the same ambient temperature and outage duration as the measured actual CLPU. The predicted CLPU corresponds reasonably well with the single actual CLPU data obtained in winter 1994 on the Appleway 51 feeder.

  8. Outage Log

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesseworkSURVEYI/O Streams forOrhan Kizilkaya, Ph.D.Our Team Our Team OurOurOut

  9. Policy on Building use during Ventilation Outage: School of Science Roger Bacon Hall and Morrell Science Center

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    Policy on Building use during Ventilation Outage: School of Science Roger Bacon Hall and Morrell not only laboratories, but also the entire building, including non-laboratory space. When Roger Bacon Hall environment. When a laboratory in Roger Bacon Hall or Morrell Science Center has no ventilation or reduced

  10. Understanding the Benefits of Dispersed Grid-Connected Photovoltaics: From Avoiding the Next Major Outage to Taming Wholesale Power Markets

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    Letendre, Steven E.; Perez, Richard

    2006-07-15

    Thanks to new solar resource assessment techniques using cloud cover data available from geostationary satellites, it is apparent that grid-connected PV installations can serve to enhance electric grid reliability, preventing or hastening recovery from major power outages and serving to mitigate extreme price spikes in wholesale energy markets. (author)

  11. Olkiluoto 1 and 2 - Plant efficiency improvement and lifetime extension-project (PELE) implemented during outages 2010 and 2011

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    Kosonen, M.; Hakola, M. [Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, F- 27160 Eurajoki (Finland)

    2012-07-01

    Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) is a non-listed public company founded in 1969 to produce electricity for its stakeholders. TVO is the operator of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. TVO follows the principle of continuous improvement in the operation and maintenance of the Olkiluoto plant units. The PELE project (Plant Efficiency Improvement and Lifetime Extension), mainly completed during the annual outages in 2010 and 2011, and forms one part of the systematic development of Olkiluoto units. TVO maintains a long-term development program that aims at systematically modernizing the plant unit systems and equipment based on the latest technology. According to the program, the Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 plant units are constantly renovated with the intention of keeping them safe and reliable, The aim of the modernization projects is to improve the safety, reliability, and performance of the plant units. PELE project at Olkiluoto 1 was done in 2010 and at Olkiluoto 2 in 2011. The outage length of Olkiluoto 1 was 26 d 12 h 4 min and Olkiluoto 2 outage length was 28 d 23 h 46 min. (Normal service-outage is about 14 days including refueling and refueling-outage length is about seven days. See figure 1) The PELE project consisted of several single projects collected into one for coordinated project management. Some of the main projects were as follows: - Low pressure turbines: rotor, stator vane, casing and turbine instrumentation replacement. - Replacement of Condenser Cooling Water (later called seawater pumps) pumps - Replacement of inner isolation valves on the main steam lines. - Generator and the generator cooling system replacement. - Low voltage switchgear replacement. This project will continue during future outages. PELE was a success. 100 TVO employees and 1500 subcontractor employees participated in the project. The execution of the PELE projects went extremely well during the outages. The replacement of the low pressure turbines and seawater pumps improved the efficiency of the plant units, and a power increase of nearly 20 MW was achieved at both plant units. PELE wonderfully manifests one of the strategic goals of our company; developing the competence of our in-house personnel by working in projects. (authors)

  12. Probabilistic analysis of allowed outage times relaxation at a PWR plant

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    Cho, N.; Chu, T.; Xue, D.; Bozoki, G.; Youngblood, R.

    1986-01-01

    Technical Specifications (TS) in a nuclear power plant are specific requirements on its day-to-day operation, designed to protect public health and safety. Two primary aspects of the TS are (1) limiting conditions of operation (LCO) with allowed outage times (AOTs) and (2) surveillance testing intervals (STIs). In recent years, there has been growing interest in the nuclear community in reexamining the TS. One of the reasons is that a significant portion of reactor downtime (plant unavailability) is attributable to the strict TS. Existing TS were derived from engineering judgement based on deterministic review; they were not directly risk-based, and their efficacy in enhancing public safety is difficult to establish. This paper presents a summary of a critical review of the Westinghouse report which proposed that AOTs for a number of safety systems at the Byron Generating Station be increased from 3 to 7 days.

  13. Reducing Duration of Refueling Outage by Optimizing Core Design and Shuffling Sequence

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    Wakker, P.H.; Verhagen, F.C.M.; Bloois, J.T. van; Sutton, W.R. III

    2005-07-15

    Reducing the duration of refueling outage is possible by optimizing the core design and the shuffling sequence. For both options software tools have been developed that have been applied to the three most recent cycles of the Borssele plant in the Netherlands. Applicability of the shuffling sequence optimization to boiling water reactors has been demonstrated by a comparison to a recent shuffle plan used in the Hatch plant located in the United States. Their uses have shown that both core design and shuffling sequence optimization can be exploited to reduce the time needed for reloading a core with an in-core shuffling scheme. Ex-core shuffling schemes for pressurized water reactors can still have substantial benefit from a core design using a minimized number of insert shuffles.

  14. Multivariate Counting Processes By Mathias Zocher

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    Schmidt, Klaus D.

    Multivariate Counting Processes By Mathias Zocher Fachrichtung Mathematik Technische Universit the recent development of the transition from univariate models to multivariate models, this paper considers multivariate counting processes. Multivariate versions of the Poisson process and the mixed Poisson process

  15. Count-doubling time safety circuit

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rusch, Gordon K. (Downers Grove, IL); Keefe, Donald J. (Lemont, IL); McDowell, William P. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1981-01-01

    There is provided a nuclear reactor count-factor-increase time monitoring circuit which includes a pulse-type neutron detector, and means for counting the number of detected pulses during specific time periods. Counts are compared and the comparison is utilized to develop a reactor scram signal, if necessary.

  16. Low Background Counting At SNOLAB

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    Lawson, Ian; Cleveland, Bruce [SNOLAB, 1039 Regional Rd 24, Lively, ON P3Y 1N2 (Canada)

    2011-04-27

    It is a continuous and ongoing effort to maintain radioactivity in materials and in the environment surrounding most underground experiments at very low levels. These low levels are required so that experiments can achieve the required detection sensitivities for the detection of low-energy neutrinos, searches for dark matter and neutrinoless double-beta decay. SNOLAB has several facilities which are used to determine these low background levels in the materials and the underground environment. This proceedings will describe the SNOLAB High Purity Germanium Detector which has been in continuous use for the past five years and give results of many of the items that have been counted over that period. Brief descriptions of SNOLAB's alpha-beta and electrostatic counters will be given, and the radon levels at SNOLAB will be discussed.

  17. Plant Outage Time Savings Provided by Subcritical Physics Testing at Vogtle Unit 2

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    Cupp, Philip [Southern Nuclear Company (United States); Heibel, M.D. [Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (United States)

    2006-07-01

    The most recent core reload design verification physics testing done at Southern Nuclear Company's (SNC) Vogtle Unit 2, performed prior to initial power operations in operating cycle 12, was successfully completed while the reactor was at least 1% {delta}K/K subcritical. The testing program used was the first application of the Subcritical Physics Testing (SPT) program developed by the Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. The SPT program centers on the application of the Westinghouse Subcritical Rod Worth Measurement (SRWM) methodology that was developed in cooperation with the Vogtle Reactor Engineering staff. The SRWM methodology received U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval in August of 2005. The first application of the SPT program occurred at Vogtle Unit 2 in October of 2005. The results of the core design verification measurements obtained during the SPT program demonstrated excellent agreement with prediction, demonstrating that the predicted core characteristics were in excellent agreement with the actual operating characteristics of the core. This paper presents an overview of the SPT Program used at Vogtle Unit 2 during operating cycle 12, and a discussion of the critical path outage time savings the SPT program is capable of providing. (authors)

  18. Risk-based evaluation of Allowed Outage Times (AOTs) considering risk of shutdown

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    Mankamo, T.; Kim, I.S.; Samanta, P.K.

    1992-12-31

    When safety systems fail during power operation, Technical Specifications (TS) usually limit the repair within Allowed Outage Time (AOT). If the repair cannot be completed within the AOT, or no AOT is allowed, the plant is required to be shut down for the repair. However, if the capability to remove decay heat is degraded, shutting down the plant with the need to operate the affected decay-heat removal systems may impose a substantial risk compared to continued power operation over a usual repair time. Thus, defining a proper AOT in such situations can be considered as a risk-comparison between the repair in frill power state with a temporarily increased level of risk, and the altemative of shutting down the plant for the repair in zero power state with a specific associated risk. The methodology of the risk-comparison approach, with a due consideration of the shutdown risk, has been further developed and applied to the AOT considerations of residual heat removal and standby service water systems of a boiling water reactor (BWR) plant. Based on the completed work, several improvements to the TS requirements for the systems studied can be suggested.

  19. Risk-based evaluation of Allowed Outage Times (AOTs) considering risk of shutdown

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    Mankamo, T. ); Kim, I.S.; Samanta, P.K. )

    1992-01-01

    When safety systems fail during power operation, Technical Specifications (TS) usually limit the repair within Allowed Outage Time (AOT). If the repair cannot be completed within the AOT, or no AOT is allowed, the plant is required to be shut down for the repair. However, if the capability to remove decay heat is degraded, shutting down the plant with the need to operate the affected decay-heat removal systems may impose a substantial risk compared to continued power operation over a usual repair time. Thus, defining a proper AOT in such situations can be considered as a risk-comparison between the repair in frill power state with a temporarily increased level of risk, and the altemative of shutting down the plant for the repair in zero power state with a specific associated risk. The methodology of the risk-comparison approach, with a due consideration of the shutdown risk, has been further developed and applied to the AOT considerations of residual heat removal and standby service water systems of a boiling water reactor (BWR) plant. Based on the completed work, several improvements to the TS requirements for the systems studied can be suggested.

  20. Low Background Counting at LBNL

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    Smith, A. R.; Thomas, K. J.; Norman, E. B.; Chan, Y. D.; Lesko, K. T.; Hurley, D. L.

    2015-03-24

    The Low Background Facility (LBF) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California provides low background gamma spectroscopy services to a wide array of experiments and projects. The analysis of samples takes place within two unique facilities; locally within a carefully-constructed, low background cave and remotely at an underground location that historically has operated underground in Oroville, CA, but has recently been relocated to the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD. These facilities provide a variety of gamma spectroscopy services to low background experiments primarily in the form of passive material screening for primordial radioisotopes (U, Th, K)more »or common cosmogenic/anthropogenic products, as well as active screening via Neutron Activation Analysis for specific applications. The LBF also provides hosting services for general R&D testing in low background environments on the surface or underground for background testing of detector systems or similar prototyping. A general overview of the facilities, services, and sensitivities is presented. Recent activities and upgrades will also be presented, such as the completion of a 3? anticoincidence shield at the surface station and environmental monitoring of Fukushima fallout. The LBF is open to any users for counting services or collaboration on a wide variety of experiments and projects.« less

  1. People taking part in this CAR count are counting all the large terrestrial birds, such

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    People taking part in this CAR count are counting all the large terrestrial birds, such as cranes species are monitored by CAR, of which 14 appear in the South African Red Data Book as Critically Endan gered, Vulnerable or NearThreatened. CAR counts began in 1993 and take place on the last Saturday

  2. Low cost crowd counting using audio tones

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    Kannan, Pravein Govindan

    With mobile devices becoming ubiquitous, collaborative applications have become increasingly pervasive. In these applications, there is a strong need to obtain a count of the number of mobile devices present in an area, ...

  3. Estimating Pedestrian Accident Exposure: Automated Pedestrian Counting Devices Report

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    Bu, Fanping; Greene-Roesel, Ryan; Diogenes, Mara Chagas; Ragland, David R

    2007-01-01

    pp. 283-291. Estimating Pedestrian Accident Exposure: Draftand J. Thiran. Counting Pedestrians in Video Sequences UsingPartnership (CLP) Automatic Pedestrian Counting Trial. Stage

  4. On Count/Mass Distinction in Slovene

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    Mitrovi?, Moreno

    2011-01-01

    there is rabbit in this stew ? there is rabbit meat in this stew #10 A (predominately) mass noun can be made count we store three bloods ? we store three blood types Section 3 overviews these properties with regards to their application to Slovene. We... we store three bloods ? we store three blood types I regard and convert Chiercia’s ten properties for count/mass distinction into tests: I apply test #1 in §3.2.1, test #2 in §3.2.2, tests #4-7 in §3.2.3, test #8 in §3.2.4, and tests #9 and #10...

  5. Photon-counting solid-state photomultiplier

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    Petroff, M.D.; Stapelbroek, M.G.

    1989-02-01

    The Solid-State Photomultiplier is a silicon device capable of continuous detection of individual photons in the wave length range from 0.4 to 28 ..mu..m. Operated with an applied bias near 7 volts the device responds to the absorption of an incident photon with a submicrosecond-rise-time current pulse with a narrow amplitude distribution well above the electronic readout noise level. Optimal photon-counting performance occurs between 6 and 10 K and for count rates less than 10/sup 10/ counts/s per cm/sup 2/ of detector area. A 60% counting quantum efficiency has been demonstrated at 20 ..mu..m, and near 60% was observed in the visible light region. The underlying mechanism involves extremely fast internal charge amplification by impact ionization of impurity-band electrons and results in a pulse for each photoelectrically or thermally induced free carrier. The thermally induced dark pulse rate at 7 K is sufficiently low that background limited detector performance is obtained at a background of less than 10/sup 6/ photons/cm/sup 2/s.

  6. Fast Probabilistic Planning Through Weighted Model Counting

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    Domshlak, Carmel

    Fast Probabilistic Planning Through Weighted Model Counting Carmel Domshlak J¨org Hoffmann Technion Fast Probabilistic Planning Through Weighted Model Countin #12;Talk Outline Probabilistic Planning Conclusion Carmel Domshlak, J¨org Hoffmann Fast Probabilistic Planning Through Weighted Model Countin #12

  7. Differential white cell count by centrifugal microfluidics.

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    Sommer, Gregory Jon; Tentori, Augusto M.; Schaff, Ulrich Y.

    2010-07-01

    We present a method for counting white blood cells that is uniquely compatible with centrifugation based microfluidics. Blood is deposited on top of one or more layers of density media within a microfluidic disk. Spinning the disk causes the cell populations within whole blood to settle through the media, reaching an equilibrium based on the density of each cell type. Separation and fluorescence measurement of cell types stained with a DNA dye is demonstrated using this technique. The integrated signal from bands of fluorescent microspheres is shown to be proportional to their initial concentration in suspension. Among the current generation of medical diagnostics are devices based on the principle of centrifuging a CD sized disk functionalized with microfluidics. These portable 'lab on a disk' devices are capable of conducting multiple assays directly from a blood sample, embodied by platforms developed by Gyros, Samsung, and Abaxis. [1,2] However, no centrifugal platform to date includes a differential white blood cell count, which is an important metric complimentary to diagnostic assays. Measuring the differential white blood cell count (the relative fraction of granulocytes, lymphocytes, and monocytes) is a standard medical diagnostic technique useful for identifying sepsis, leukemia, AIDS, radiation exposure, and a host of other conditions that affect the immune system. Several methods exist for measuring the relative white blood cell count including flow cytometry, electrical impedance, and visual identification from a stained drop of blood under a microscope. However, none of these methods is easily incorporated into a centrifugal microfluidic diagnostic platform.

  8. Towards Robust Peer Counting Alberto Montresor

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    Montresor, Alberto

    peer count in absence of churn. The protocol can handle extreme levels of churn, and automatically churn resilience [2]. Others let each node assume f(n) identities to balance load [3], [4. First, it is eventually accurate, i.e. the estimate converges to the number of nodes in absence of churn

  9. Deep UV photon-counting detectors and applications

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    Geboff, Adam B.

    Photon counting detectors are used in many diverse applications and are well-suited to situations in which a weak signal is present in a relatively benign background. Examples of successful system applications of photon-counting ...

  10. Happy Earth Day! 39 and Counting | Department of Energy

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    Happy Earth Day 39 and Counting Happy Earth Day 39 and Counting April 22, 2009 - 10:55am Addthis Drew Bittner Communications Lead, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business...

  11. The impact of fuel cladding failure events on occupational radiation exposures at nuclear power plants: Case study, PWR (pressurized-water reactor) during an outage

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    Moeller, M.P.; Martin, G.F.; Kenoyer, J.L.

    1987-08-01

    This report is the second in a series of case studies designed to evaluate the magnitude of increase in occupational radiation exposures at commercial US nuclear power plants resulting from small incidents or abnormal events. The event evaluated is fuel cladding failure, which can result in elevated primary coolant activity and increased radiation exposure rates within a plant. For this case study, radiation measurements were made at a pressurized-water reactor (PWR) during a maintenance and refueling outage. The PWR had been operating for 22 months with fuel cladding failure characterized as 105 pin-hole leakers, the equivalent of 0.21% failed fuel. Gamma spectroscopy measurements, radiation exposure rate determinations, thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) assessments, and air sample analyses were made in the plant's radwaste, pipe penetration, and containment buildings. Based on the data collected, evaluations indicate that the relative contributions of activation products and fission products to the total exposure rates were constant over the duration of the outage. This constancy is due to the significant contribution from the longer-lived isotopes of cesium (a fission product) and cobalt (an activation product). For this reason, fuel cladding failure events remain as significant to occupational radiation exposure during an outage as during routine operations. As documented in the previous case study (NUREG/CR-4485 Vol. 1), fuel cladding failure events increased radiation exposure rates an estimated 540% at some locations of the plant during routine operations. Consequently, such events can result in significantly greater radiation exposure rates in many areas of the plant during the maintenance and refueling outages than would have been present under normal fuel conditions.

  12. Counting systems and the First Hilbert problem

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    Yaroslav D. Sergeyev

    2012-03-14

    The First Hilbert problem is studied in this paper by applying two instruments: a new methodology distinguishing between mathematical objects and mathematical languages used to describe these objects; and a new numeral system allowing one to express different infinite numbers and to use these numbers for measuring infinite sets. Several counting systems are taken into consideration. It is emphasized in the paper that different mathematical languages can describe mathematical objects (in particular, sets and the number of their elements) with different accuracies. The traditional and the new approaches are compared and discussed.

  13. Property:EditCount | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to:Newberg,Energy LLCALLETE Inc d b a MinnesotaCompanyOwnershipEditCount

  14. Low background counting techniques at SNOLAB

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    Lawson, Ian; Cleveland, Bruce [SNOLAB, 1039 Regional Rd 24, Lively, ON P3Y 1N2 (Canada)] [SNOLAB, 1039 Regional Rd 24, Lively, ON P3Y 1N2 (Canada)

    2013-08-08

    Many of the experiments currently searching for dark matter, studying properties of neutrinos or searching for neutrinoless double beta decay require very low levels of radioactive backgrounds both in their own construction materials and in the surrounding environment. These low background levels are required so that the experiments can achieve the required sensitivities for their searches. SNOLAB has several facilities which are used to directly measure these radioactive backgrounds. This proceedings will describe SNOLAB's High Purity Germanium Detectors, one of which has been in continuous use for the past seven years measuring materials for many experiments in operation or under construction at SNOLAB. A description of the characterisation of SNOLAB's new germanium well detector will be presented. In addition, brief descriptions of SNOLAB's alpha-beta and electrostatic counters will be presented and a description of SNOLAB's future low background counting laboratory will be given.

  15. 13/2 ways to count curves

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    Pandharipande, R

    2011-01-01

    In the past 20 years, compactifications of the families of curves in algebraic varieties X have been studied via stable maps, Hilbert schemes, stable pairs, unramified maps, and stable quotients. Each path leads to a different enumeration of curves. A common thread is the use of a 2-term deformation/obstruction theory to define a virtual fundamental class. The richest geometry occurs when X is a nonsingular projective variety of dimension 3. We survey here the 13/2 principal ways to count curves with special attention to the 3-fold case. The different theories are linked by a web of conjectural relationships which we highlight. Our goal is to provide a guide for graduate students looking for an elementary route into the subject.

  16. Absolute nuclear material assay using count distribution (LAMBDA) space

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    Prasad, Manoj K. (Pleasanton, CA); Snyderman, Neal J. (Berkeley, CA); Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA)

    2012-06-05

    A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing a random sampling of analytically computed fission chain distributions to generate a continuous time-evolving sequence of event-counts by spreading the fission chain distribution in time.

  17. First AID (Atom counting for Isotopic Determination).

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    Roach, J. L. (Jeffrey L.); Israel, K. M. (Kimberly M.); Steiner, R. E. (Robert E.); Duffy, C. J. (Clarence J.); Roench, F. R. (Fred R.)

    2002-01-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has established an in vitro bioassay monitoring program in compliance with the requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection. One aspect of this program involves monitoring plutonium levels in at-risk workers. High-risk workers are monitored using the ultra-sensitive Therrnal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) technique to ensure compliance with DOE standards. TIMS is used to measure atom ratios of 239Pua nd 240Puw ith respect to a tracer isotope ('Pu). These ratios are then used to calculate the amount of 239Pu and 240Pup resent. This low-level atom counting technique allows the calculation of the concentration levels of 239Pu and 240Pu in urine for at risk workers. From these concentration levels, dose assessments can be made and worker exposure levels can be monitored. Detection limits for TIMS analysis are on the order of millions of atoms, which translates to activity levels of 150 aCi 239Pua nd 500 aCi for 240Pu. pCi for Our poster presentation will discuss the ultra-sensitive, low-level analytical technique used to measure plutonium isotopes and the data verification methods used for validating isotopic measurements.

  18. MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL

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    Ihler, Alexander

    MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler using real data from a network of optical counting sensors in a campus building. Index Terms--- sensor Knowledge of the number of people in a building at a given time is crucial for applications

  19. MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL

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    Ihler, Alexander

    MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler using real data from a network of optical counting sensors in a campus building. Index Terms-- sensor Knowledge of the number of people in a building at a given time is crucial for applications

  20. Energy conservation, counting statistics, and return to equilibrium

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    Jaksic, Vojkan

    Energy conservation, counting statistics, and return to equilibrium V. Jaksi´c1 , J. Panangaden1 to the joint thermal equilibrium state, we study the Full Counting Statistics (FCS) of the energy transfers , A. Panati1,2 , C-A. Pillet2 1 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, 805

  1. CELL TYPES, DIFFERENTIAL CELL COUNTS, AND BLOOD CELL MEASUREMENTS OF

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    examined under oil immersion at 800 and 1200 power. Cells were measured at 800 power. Cell classificationCELL TYPES, DIFFERENTIAL CELL COUNTS, AND BLOOD CELL MEASUREMENTS OF A PORTUGUESE SHARK describe the cell types, differential cell counts, and measurements of both the erythrocytes and leukocytes

  2. Refinery Outages: Fall 2014

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    gasoline supply in a particular region because pipeline infrastructure, geography and marine shipping regulations constrain the amount of product that can flow among the different...

  3. Systems Outage Notification Policy

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production 1:PhysicsSyndicated Content

  4. Refinery Outages: Fall 2014

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2Feet)Thousand Cubic Feet)698 1.8732009Fall

  5. NERSC Scheduled System Outages

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDid you notHeatMaRIEdioxide capture CS Seminars Calendar Home »

  6. Non-Gaussian extrema counts for CMB maps

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    Pogosyan, Dmitri [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G7 (Canada); Pichon, Christophe; Gay, Christophe [Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, 98, bis Boulevard Arago, 75 014, Paris (France)

    2011-10-15

    In the context of the geometrical analysis of weakly non-Gaussian cosmic microwave background maps, the 2D differential extrema counts as functions of the excursion set threshold is derived from the full moments expansion of the joint probability distribution of an isotropic random field, its gradient, and invariants of the Hessian. Analytic expressions for these counts are given to second order in the non-Gaussian correction, while a Monte Carlo method to compute them to arbitrary order is presented. Matching count statistics to these estimators is illustrated on fiducial non-Gaussian Planck data.

  7. Proposed Plan for the R-Area Bingham Pump Outage Pits (643-8G, -9G, -10G) and R-Area Unknown Pits No.1, No.2, No.3 (RUNK-1, -2, -3)

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    Mundy, S.

    2002-07-31

    The purpose of this proposed plan is to describe the preferred remedial alternative for the R-Area Bingham Pump Outage Pits (R BPOPs) and the R-Area Unknowns (RUNKs) operable unit (OU) and to provide for public involvement in the decision-making process.

  8. Tracking system for photon-counting laser radar

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    Chang, Joshua TsuKang

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to build the tracking system for a photon-counting laser radar specifically a laser radar that has the ability to perform direct and coherent detection measurement at low signal levels with ...

  9. Estimation and specification tests of count data recreation demand functions 

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    Gomez, Irma Adriana

    1991-01-01

    ESTIMATION AND SPECIFICATION TESTS OF COUNT DATA RECREATION DEMAND FUNCTIONS A Thesis IRMA ADRIANA GOMEZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8cM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics ESTIMATION AND SPECIFICATION TESTS OF COUNT DATA RECREATION DEMAND FUNCTIONS A Thesis by IRMA ADRIANA GOMEZ Approved as to style and content by: T o a, Jr. (C a' of Committee) Lonnie...

  10. Upper Limits from Counting Experiments with Multiple Pipelines

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    Patrick J. Sutton

    2010-04-07

    In counting experiments, one can set an upper limit on the rate of a Poisson process based on a count of the number of events observed due to the process. In some experiments, one makes several counts of the number of events, using different instruments, different event detection algorithms, or observations over multiple time intervals. We demonstrate how to generalize the classical frequentist upper limit calculation to the case where multiple counts of events are made over one or more time intervals using several (not necessarily independent) procedures. We show how different choices of the rank ordering of possible outcomes in the space of counts correspond to applying different levels of significance to the various measurements. We propose an ordering that is matched to the sensitivity of the different measurement procedures and show that in typical cases it gives stronger upper limits than other choices. As an example, we show how this method can be applied to searches for gravitational-wave bursts, where multiple burst-detection algorithms analyse the same data set, and demonstrate how a single combined upper limit can be set on the gravitational-wave burst rate.

  11. Modelling the Deep Counts: Luminosity Evolution, Dust and Faint Galaxies

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    Ana Campos; Tom Shanks

    1995-11-23

    In this paper we analyse the deep number counts problem, taking account of new observational and theoretical developments. First we show that the new Bruzual and Charlot (1993) models allow a new class of spiral dominated luminosity evolution (LE) model where significant amounts of the luminosity evolution needed to fit faint count data are due to spiral rather than early-type galaxies. Second we show that the inclusion of dust may be a vital ingredient for obtaining fits with any LE model. Third we compare the quality of fit of both the spiral and early-type LE models, including dust, for a wide variety of observational data. We find that parameters can be found for both LE models which allow a good fit to all data with the exception of the faintest B>25 counts in the case of q0=0.5 cosmologies, where some luminosity dependent evolution may be needed (see also Metcalfe et al 1995). Otherwise both these classes of LE model, with the inclusion of dust, provide an excellent foundation for understanding the B<25 galaxy counts and galaxy counts and redshift distributions in a variety of other wavebands.

  12. Computation That Counts c 2004 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 615

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    Lyuu, Yuh-Dauh

    Computation That Counts c 2004 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 615 Counting-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 616 Decision and Counting Problems · FP is the set of polynomial-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 617 A Counting Problem Harder than Its Decision Version · Some

  13. Power-counting renormalizability of generalized Horava gravity

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    Matt Visser

    2009-12-24

    In an earlier article [arXiv:0902.0590 [hep-th], Phys. Rev D80 (2009) 025011], I discussed the potential benefits of allowing Lorentz symmetry breaking in quantum field theories. In particular I discussed the perturbative power-counting finiteness of the normal-ordered :P(phi)^{z>=d}_{d+1}: scalar quantum field theories, and sketched the implications for Horava's model of quantum gravity. In the current rather brief addendum, I will tidy up some dangling issues and fill out some of the technical details of the argument indicating the power-counting renormalizability of a z>=d variant of Horava gravity in (d+1) dimensions.

  14. Power-counting renormalizability of generalized Horava gravity

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    Visser, Matt

    2009-01-01

    In an earlier article [arXiv:0902.0590 [hep-th], Phys. Rev D80 (2009) 025011], I discussed the potential benefits of allowing Lorentz symmetry breaking in quantum field theories. In particular I discussed the perturbative power-counting finiteness of the normal-ordered :P(phi)^{z>=d}_{d+1}: scalar quantum field theories, and sketched the implications for Horava's model of quantum gravity. In the current rather brief addendum, I will tidy up some dangling issues and fill out some of the technical details of the argument indicating the power-counting renormalizability of a z>=d variant of Horava gravity in (d+1) dimensions.

  15. Voting, Vote Capture & Vote Counting Kennedy School of Government

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    Camp, L. Jean

    Voting, Vote Capture & Vote Counting Symposium June 2004 Kennedy School of Government Harvard The following document was developed by Jean Camp, Allan Friedman and Warigia Bowman of the Kennedy School based and the Kennedy School of Government. A gift to support #12;2 Summary Best Practices Rebecca Mercuri's work

  16. Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds

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    Hull, Thomas C.

    Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds Thomas Hull Department of Mathematics Merrimack), a mountain-valley (MV) assignment is a function f : E {M,V} which indicates which crease lines are con- vex can be thought of as a structural blueprint of the fold.) Creases come in two types: mountain creases

  17. Exploiting Radio Irregularity in Wireless Networks for Automated People Counting

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    T, suffers from radio irregularity ­ a phenomenon referring to radio waves being selectively absorbedExploiting Radio Irregularity in Wireless Networks for Automated People Counting Wei-Chuan Lin. Radio irregularity is often regarded as a problem in wireless communications but, with the envisioned

  18. Communication-Efficient Distributed Monitoring of Thresholded Counts

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    Cormode, Graham

    this distributed networked systems, a princi- pal concern is monitoring: either monitoring the environment surCommunication-Efficient Distributed Monitoring of Thresholded Counts Ram Keralapura ECE Department cormode@lucent.com Jai Ramamirtham Bell Laboratories Bangalore, India jai@lucent.com ABSTRACT Monitoring

  19. 29Counting Atoms in a Molecule The complex molecule Propanal

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    29Counting Atoms in a Molecule The complex molecule Propanal was discovered in a dense interstellar is the ratio of carbon atoms to hydrogen atoms in propanal? Problem 4 - If the mass of a hydrogen atom of a propanal molecule in AMUs? Problem 5 - What is the complete chemical formula for propanal? C3 H __ O

  20. Counting Packets Sent Between Arbitrary Internet Hosts Jeffrey Knockel

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    Crandall, Jedidiah R.

    Counting Packets Sent Between Arbitrary Internet Hosts Jeffrey Knockel Dept. of Computer Science University of New Mexico jeffk@cs.unm.edu Jedidiah R. Crandall Dept. of Computer Science University of New Mexico crandall@cs.unm.edu Abstract In this paper we demonstrate a side-channel technique to infer

  1. Count Percent 889 82.46% I do this.

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    Hammack, Richard

    handicap doors unless needed. Q5. - - I minimize food waste by only taking what I can eat. I also bring my and glass containers, electronics, furniture, envelopes and folders. I also compost and dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate Q12. - - I repair items, rather than throwing them away. Count Percent 715 66

  2. A people counting system based on dense and close stereovision.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    systems in transit based on various technologies namely: infrared sensors, ultrasound, car- pet contact.meurie, louahdi.khoudour}@inrets.fr 2 University of Sciences and Technology of Lille, (LAGIS laboratory) Ecole of this work is to provide a precise counting system and adapted to buses environment. The process- ing chain

  3. Design Study of an Incinerator Ash Conveyor Counting System - 13323

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    Jaederstroem, Henrik; Bronson, Frazier [Canberra Industries Inc., 800 Research Parkway Meriden CT 06450 (United States)] [Canberra Industries Inc., 800 Research Parkway Meriden CT 06450 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    A design study has been performed for a system that should measure the Cs-137 activity in ash from an incinerator. Radioactive ash, expected to consist of both Cs-134 and Cs-137, will be transported on a conveyor belt at 0.1 m/s. The objective of the counting system is to determine the Cs-137 activity and direct the ash to the correct stream after a diverter. The decision levels are ranging from 8000 to 400000 Bq/kg and the decision error should be as low as possible. The decision error depends on the total measurement uncertainty which depends on the counting statistics and the uncertainty in the efficiency of the geometry. For the low activity decision it is necessary to know the efficiency to be able to determine if the signal from the Cs-137 is above the minimum detectable activity and that it generates enough counts to reach the desired precision. For the higher activity decision the uncertainty of the efficiency needs to be understood to minimize decision errors. The total efficiency of the detector is needed to be able to determine if the detector will be able operate at the count rate at the highest expected activity. The design study that is presented in this paper describes how the objectives of the monitoring systems were obtained, the choice of detector was made and how ISOCS (In Situ Object Counting System) mathematical modeling was used to calculate the efficiency. The ISOCS uncertainty estimator (IUE) was used to determine which parameters of the ash was important to know accurately in order to minimize the uncertainty of the efficiency. The examined parameters include the height of the ash on the conveyor belt, the matrix composition and density and relative efficiency of the detector. (authors)

  4. Quantum transport and counting statistics in closed systems

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    Maya Chuchem; Doron Cohen

    2009-12-09

    A current can be induced in a closed device by changing control parameters. The amount $Q$ of particles that are transported via a path of motion, is characterized by its expectation value $$, and by its variance $Var(Q)$. We show that quantum mechanics invalidates some common conceptions about this statistics. We first consider the process of a double path crossing, which is the prototype example for counting statistics in multiple path non-trivial geometry. We find out that contrary to the common expectation, this process does not lead to partition noise. Then we analyze a full stirring cycle that consists of a sequence of two Landau-Zener crossings. We find out that quite generally counting statistics and occupation statistics become unrelated, and that quantum interference affects them in different ways.

  5. Synthesis of Reversible Functions Beyond Gate Count and Quantum Cost

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    Robert Wille; Mehdi Saeedi; Rolf Drechsler

    2010-04-26

    Many synthesis approaches for reversible and quantum logic have been proposed so far. However, most of them generate circuits with respect to simple metrics, i.e. gate count or quantum cost. On the other hand, to physically realize reversible and quantum hardware, additional constraints exist. In this paper, we describe cost metrics beyond gate count and quantum cost that should be considered while synthesizing reversible and quantum logic for the respective target technologies. We show that the evaluation of a synthesis approach may differ if additional costs are applied. In addition, a new cost metric, namely Nearest Neighbor Cost (NNC) which is imposed by realistic physical quantum architectures, is considered in detail. We discuss how existing synthesis flows can be extended to generate optimal circuits with respect to NNC while still keeping the quantum cost small.

  6. Power Counting Regime of Chiral Extrapolation and Beyond

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    Derek B. Leinweber; Anthony W. Thomas; Ross D. Young

    2005-10-12

    Finite-range regularised (FRR) chiral effective field theory is presented in the context of approximation schemes ubiquitous in modern lattice QCD calculations. Using FRR techniques, the power-counting regime (PCR) of chiral perturbation theory can be estimated. To fourth-order in the expansion at the 1% tolerance level, we find m_\\pi < 180 MeV for the PCR, extending only a small distance beyond the physical pion mass.

  7. Power counting renormalizability of scalar theory in Lifshitz spacetime

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    Takayuki Hirayama

    2012-10-25

    We analyse the power counting renormalizability of scalar theory in Lifshitz spacetime in D+2 dimensions. We show the spectral dimension becomes 2+(D/z) (z is the critical exponent) after integrating out the radion field. We comment on the AdS/CFT correspondence, and on how to avoid the Lifshitz singularity by flowing into AdS spacetime in the infrared. We also comment on the quantum gravity in Lifshitz spacetime.

  8. Modeling patterns in count data using loglinear and related models

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    Atwood, C.L.

    1995-12-01

    This report explains the use of loglinear and logit models, for analyzing Poisson and binomial counts in the presence of explanatory variables. The explanatory variables may be unordered categorical variables or numerical variables, or both. The report shows how to construct models to fit data, and how to test whether a model is too simple or too complex. The appropriateness of the methods with small data sets is discussed. Several example analyses, using the SAS computer package, illustrate the methods.

  9. Power counting renormalizability of quantum gravity in Lifshitz spacetime

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    Takayuki Hirayama

    2012-10-25

    We analyse the power counting renormalizability of the quantum field theory of Einstein or Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity in D+2 dimensional Lifshitz spacetime. We show the spectral dimension becomes 2+(D/z) at the UV region where z is the critical exponent. Since it is larger than two, the quantum theory of Einstein gravity is not power counting renormalizable. For the pure Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, where Lifshitz spacetime is allowed only when the parameters are fine tuned, it happens that the graviton modes do not propagate and the quantum field theory is accidentally renormalizable when z>=D. Another method is discretizing the radial coordinate which changes the spectral dimension to 1+(D/z) at the UV region. Since our four dimensional spacetime is continuous, the four dimensional Lorentz symmetry is recovered at the low energy and the power counting renormalizability is still kept for z>=D, if the spacetime near the null singularity in Lifshitz spacetime is modified into AdS spacetime and the discrete radial direction is compactified like a brane world scenario. We also comment on the AdS/CFT correspondence.

  10. Source Counts at 15 microns from the AKARI NEP Survey

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    Pearson, C P; Wada, T; Matsuhara, H; Lee, H M; Kim, S J; Takagi, T; Goto, T; Im, M S; Serjeant, S; Lee, M G; Ko, J W; White, G J; Ohyama, O

    2010-01-01

    We present galaxy counts at 15 microns using the Japanese AKARI satellite's NEP-deep and NEP-wide legacy surveys at the North Ecliptic Pole. The total number of sources detected are approximately 6700 and 10,700 down to limiting fluxes of 117 and 250 microJy (5 sigma) for the NEP-deep and NEP-wide survey respectively. We construct the Euclidean normalized differential source counts for both data sets (assuming 80 percent completeness levels of 200 and 270 microJy respectively) to produce the widest and deepest contiguous survey at 15 microns to date covering the entire flux range from the deepest to shallowest surveys made with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) over areas sufficiently significant to overcome cosmic variance, detecting six times as many sources as the largest survey carried out with ISO.We compare the results from AKARI with the previous surveys with ISO at the same wavelength and the Spitzer observations at 16 microns using the peek-up camera on its IRS instrument. The AKARI source counts ...

  11. Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election January 31, 2004

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election January 31, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT How to Hack&pagewanted=print&position= (1 of 2)12/22/2004 6:49:30 AM #12;Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election

  12. Coordinated avifaunal roadCounts (Car) inforMation sHeet no. 1 June 2013

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    Coordinated avifaunal roadCounts (Car) inforMation sHeet no. 1 June 2013 HoW to Count This information sheet is intended as a guide for CAR counts anywhere in South Africa, but minor regional, your map and route description, relevant newsletter and the CAR roadcount form. Bird books, hat, lunch

  13. CHEN, LOY, GONG, XIANG: FEATURE MINING FOR LOCALISED CROWD COUNTING 1 Feature Mining for Localised Crowd

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    Gong, Shaogang

    CHEN, LOY, GONG, XIANG: FEATURE MINING FOR LOCALISED CROWD COUNTING 1 Feature Mining for Localised Crowd Counting Ke Chen1 cory@eecs.qmul.ac.uk Chen Change Loy2 ccloy@visionsemantics.com Shaogang Gong1 in print or electronic forms. #12;2 CHEN, LOY, GONG, XIANG: FEATURE MINING FOR LOCALISED CROWD COUNTING

  14. Computation That Counts c 2006 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 620

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    Lyuu, Yuh-Dauh

    Computation That Counts c 2006 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 620 #12 2006 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 621 #12;Decision and Counting Problems · FP direction is open. c 2006 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 622 #12;A Counting Problem

  15. Computation That Counts c 2008 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 730

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    Lyuu, Yuh-Dauh

    Computation That Counts c 2008 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 730 #12 2008 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 731 #12;Decision and Counting Problems · FP direction is open. c 2008 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 732 #12;A Counting Problem

  16. The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: The Shame of New York August 10, 2004

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: The Shame of New York August 10, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT The Shame of New York n this presidential year, the election systems of swing states like but unlikely to produce a crisis in the presidential vote count, are being ignored. New York, in particular

  17. Neutron counting and gamma spectroscopy with PVT detectors.

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    Mitchell, Dean James; Brusseau, Charles A.

    2011-06-01

    Radiation portals normally incorporate a dedicated neutron counter and a gamma-ray detector with at least some spectroscopic capability. This paper describes the design and presents characterization data for a detection system called PVT-NG, which uses large polyvinyl toluene (PVT) detectors to monitor both types of radiation. The detector material is surrounded by polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which emits high-energy gamma rays following neutron capture reactions. Assessments based on high-energy gamma rays are well suited for the detection of neutron sources, particularly in border security applications, because few isotopes in the normal stream of commerce have significant gamma ray yields above 3 MeV. Therefore, an increased count rate for high-energy gamma rays is a strong indicator for the presence of a neutron source. The sensitivity of the PVT-NG sensor to bare {sup 252}Cf is 1.9 counts per second per nanogram (cps/ng) and the sensitivity for {sup 252}Cf surrounded by 2.5 cm of polyethylene is 2.3 cps/ng. The PVT-NG sensor is a proof-of-principal sensor that was not fully optimized. The neutron detector sensitivity could be improved, for instance, by using additional moderator. The PVT-NG detectors and associated electronics are designed to provide improved resolution, gain stability, and performance at high-count rates relative to PVT detectors in typical radiation portals. As well as addressing the needs for neutron detection, these characteristics are also desirable for analysis of the gamma-ray spectra. Accurate isotope identification results were obtained despite the common impression that the absence of photopeaks makes data collected by PVT detectors unsuitable for spectroscopic analysis. The PVT detectors in the PVT-NG unit are used for both gamma-ray and neutron detection, so the sensitive volume exceeds the volume of the detection elements in portals that use dedicated components to detect each type of radiation.

  18. Automatic alpha-track counting with image analysis systems 

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    Shymanski, Michael Joseph

    1990-01-01

    concentration. Typical environmental concentrations of uranium and radium in soils are estimated as 40 Bq kg-' or approximately 1000 pCi kg-i (BEIR IV). This concentration typically results in a radon flux at the soil/atmosphere interface of 4. 5x10-~ Bq m-~ s-t... to establish an explanation of why an increased calibration factor, for a track counting system, is observed with increasing photometer readings. Second, TSD measurements were made for films irradiated with a depleted uranium source in order to determine...

  19. The cosmology dependence of weak lensing cluster counts

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    Laura Marian; Robert E. Smith; Gary M. Bernstein

    2009-06-30

    We present the main results of a numerical study of weak lensing cluster counting. We examine the scaling with cosmology of the projected-density-peak mass function. Our main conclusion is that the projected-peak and the three-dimensional mass functions scale with cosmology in an astonishingly close way. This means that, despite being derived from a two-dimensional field, the weak lensing cluster abundance can be used to constrain cosmology in the same way as the three-dimensional mass function probed by other types of surveys.

  20. Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News PublicationsAuditsClusterInformationContractCorporate CultureCounting small RNA in

  1. Evaluation of potential severe accidents during low power and shutdown operations at Grand Gulf, Unit 1. Volume 5: Analysis of core damage frequency from seismic events for plant operational state 5 during a refueling outage

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    Budnitz, R.J. [Future Resources Associates, Inc., Berkeley, CA (United States); Davis, P.R. [PRD Consulting (United States); Ravindra, M.K.; Tong, W.H. [EQE International, Inc., Irvine, CA (United States)

    1994-08-01

    In 1989 the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) initiated an extensive program to examine carefully the potential risks during low-power and shutdown operations. The program included two parallel projects, one at Sandia National Laboratories studying a boiling water reactor (Grand Gulf), and the other at Brookhaven National Laboratory studying a pressurized water reactor (Surry Unit 1). Both the Sandia and Brookhaven projects have examined only accidents initiated by internal plant faults---so-called ``internal initiators.`` This project, which has explored the likelihood of seismic-initiated core damage accidents during refueling outage conditions, is complementary to the internal-initiator analyses at Brookhaven and Sandia. This report covers the seismic analysis at Grand Gulf. All of the many systems modeling assumptions, component non-seismic failure rates, and human effort rates that were used in the internal-initiator study at Grand Gulf have been adopted here, so that the results of the study can be as comparable as possible. Both the Sandia study and this study examine only one shutdown plant operating state (POS) at Grand Gulf, namely POS 5 representing cold shutdown during a refueling outage. This analysis has been limited to work analogous to a level-1 seismic PRA, in which estimates have been developed for the core-damage frequency from seismic events during POS 5. The results of the analysis are that the core-damage frequency for earthquake-initiated accidents during refueling outages in POS 5 is found to be quite low in absolute terms, less than 10{sup {minus}7}/year.

  2. Supporting Information: GM Giambau et al Ion counting from explicit solvent simulations and 3D-RISM Ion counting from explicit solvent simulations and 3D-RISM

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    Herschlag, Dan

    Supporting Information: GM Giambau et al Ion counting from explicit solvent simulations and 3D, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 USA; ¶ These authors contributed equally GM Giambau and T Luchko Information: GM Giambau et al Ion counting from explicit solvent simulations and 3D-RISM S02 Numerical

  3. Number Count of Peaks in the CMB Map

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    Toshifumi Futamase; Masahiro Takada

    2000-09-11

    We investigate the dependence of cosmological parameters on the number count of peaks (local maxima and minima) in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) sky. The peak statistics contains the whole information of acoustic oscillations in the angular power spectrum $C_l$ over $l$-space and thus it can place complementary constraints on the cosmological parameters to those obtained from measurements of $C_l$. Based on the instrumental specifications of Planck, we find that the number count of peaks can provide new constraints on the combination of the matter density $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$ and the Hubble parameter $h$ approximately scaled as $\\Omega_{\\rm m} h^{-4.9}$ for a flat $\\Lambda$CDM model with $\\Omega_{m}=0.3$ and $h=0.7$. Therefore, we suggest that combining it with the constraints from $C_l$ scaled as $\\Omega_{m}h^{3.8}$ (or commonly $\\Omega_{\\rm m}h^2$) can potentially determine $\\Omega_{\\rm m}$ or equivalently solve the cosmic degeneracy by the CMB data alone.

  4. Measuring primordial non-Gaussianity through weak lensing peak counts

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    Laura Marian; Stefan Hilbert; Robert E. Smith; Peter Schneider; Vincent Desjacques

    2012-04-18

    We explore the possibility of detecting primordial non-Gaussianity of the local type using weak lensing peak counts. We measure the peak abundance in sets of simulated weak lensing maps corresponding to three models f_NL={0, +100, -100}. Using survey specifications similar to those of Euclid and without assuming any knowledge of the lens and source redshifts, we find the peak functions of the non-Gaussian models with f_NL=+-100 to differ by up to 15% from the Gaussian peak function at the high-mass end. For the assumed survey parameters, the probability of fitting an f_NL=0 peak function to the f_NL=+-100 peak functions is less than 0.1%. Assuming the other cosmological parameters known, f_NL can be measured with an error \\Delta f_NL ~ 13. It is therefore possible that future weak lensing surveys like Euclid and LSST may detect primordial non-Gaussianity from the abundance of peak counts, and provide complementary information to that obtained from the cosmic microwave background.

  5. Refinery Outages: First Half 2015

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2Feet)Thousand Cubic Feet)698

  6. outages | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowa (UtilityMichigan)data book Homefuelleasingoutages Home Graham7781's

  7. OpenEI Community - outages

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsourceII JumpQuarterly Smart Grid Data available for download onst,/0Thoughts

  8. Refinery Outages: First Half 2015

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices1Markets160Product:7a.CORPORATION /Analysis &

  9. The normalization of citation counts based on classification systems

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    Bornmann, Lutz; Barth, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    If we want to assess whether the paper in question has had a particularly high or low citation impact compared to other papers, the standard practice in bibliometrics is to normalize citations in respect of the subject category and publication year. A number of proposals for an improved procedure in the normalization of citation impact have been put forward in recent years. Against the background of these proposals this study describes an ideal solution for the normalization of citation impact: in a first step, the reference set for the publication in question is collated by means of a classification scheme, where every publication is associated with a single principal research field or subfield entry (e. g. via Chemical Abstracts sections) and a publication year. In a second step, percentiles of citation counts are calculated for this set and used to assign the normalized citation impact score to the publications (and also to the publication in question).

  10. Certified counting of roots of random univariate polynomials

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    Joseph Cleveland; Jeffrey Dzugan; Jonathan D. Hauenstein; Ian Haywood; Dhagash Mehta; Anthony Morse; Leonardo Robol; Taylor Schlenk

    2014-12-04

    A challenging problem in computational mathematics is to compute roots of a high-degree univariate random polynomial. We combine an efficient multiprecision implementation for solving high-degree random polynomials with two certification methods, namely Smale's $\\alpha$-theory and one based on Gerschgorin's theorem, for showing that a given numerical approximation is in the quadratic convergence region of Newton's method of some exact solution. With this combination, we can certifiably count the number of real roots of random polynomials. We quantify the difference between the two certification procedures and list the salient features of both of them. After benchmarking on random polynomials where the coefficients are drawn from the Gaussian distribution, we obtain novel experimental results for the Cauchy distribution case.

  11. True photo-counting statistics of multiple on-off detectors

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    J. Sperling; W. Vogel; G. S. Agarwal

    2012-02-23

    We derive a closed photo-counting formula, including noise counts and a finite quantum efficiency, for photon number resolving detectors based on on-off detectors. It applies to detection schemes such as array detectors and multiplexing setups. The result renders it possible to compare the corresponding measured counting statistics with the true photon number statistics of arbitrary quantum states. The photo-counting formula is applied to the discrimination of photon numbers of Fock states, squeezed states, and odd coherent states. It is illustrated for coherent states that our formula is indispensable for the correct interpretation of quantum effects observed with such devices.

  12. Radon monitoring and early low background counting at the Sanford Underground Laboratory

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    Thomas, K.J.

    2012-01-01

    Radon Monitoring and Early Low Background Counting at theCA 94720, USA Abstract. Radon detectors have been deployedin Lead, SD. Currently, no radon mitigation measures are in

  13. Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell

  14. Evaluation of potential severe accidents during low power and shutdown operations at Grand Gulf, Unit 1: Analysis of core damage frequency from internal events for Plant Operational State 5 during a refueling outage. Volume 2, Part 3: Internal Events Appendices I and J

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Yakle, J. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Darby, J. [Science and Engineering Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Whitehead, D.; Staple, B. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-06-01

    This report provides supporting documentation for various tasks associated with the performance of the probablistic risk assessment for Plant Operational State 5 during a refueling outage at Grand Gulf, Unit 1 as documented in Volume 2, Part 1 of NUREG/CR-6143.

  15. Plunkett, Count George Noble by D. R. O'Connor Lysaght

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    Plunkett, Count George Noble by D. R. O'Connor Lysaght Plunkett, Count George Noble (1851 to the nursing order of the Little Company of Mary (Blue Sisters), and on 4 April 1884 Pope Leo XIII made him's republic rather than to the `king, lords and commons' of Arthur Griffith (qv). Plunkett and Griffith became

  16. Robust Estimation and Outlier Detection for Overdispersed Multinomial Models of Count Data

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    Robust Estimation and Outlier Detection for Overdispersed Multinomial Models of Count Data Walter R research on labor rela- tions (Card 1990), the relationship between patents and R&D (Hausman, Hall counts in political science includes studies of child care services (Bratton and Ray 2002), gender

  17. The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: Voting Reform Could Backfire May 9, 2004

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: Voting Reform Could Backfire May 9, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT Voting Reform Could Backfire n 2000, untold thousands of eligible voters were prevented from. This is an important reform, but unless it is done right, provisional ballots could actually disenfranchise many

  18. Identification of Local Clusters for Count Data: A Model-Based Moran's I Test

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    Zhang, Tonglin

    in detecting local clusters by local association terms with an acceptable type I error probability. When usedIdentification of Local Clusters for Count Data: A Model-Based Moran's I Test Tonglin Zhang and Ge@wvu.edu 0 #12;Identification of Local Clusters for Count Data: A Model-Based Moran's I Test Abstract We set

  19. The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: Voting Machines for New York May 18, 2004

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: Voting Machines for New York May 18, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT Voting Machines for New York s concerns have grown about the reliability of electronic in the state to produce such records by 2006, and Ohio adopted the same rule this month. New York State should

  20. The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: New York's Electoral Mess December 8, 2004

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: New York's Electoral Mess December 8, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT New York's Electoral Mess f New York State's 2006 elections are a logistical disaster, we will have Gov. George Pataki and the New York Legislature to thank. They have needlessly delayed

  1. Energy conservation, counting statistics, and return to equilibrium

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    Vojkan Jaksic; Jane Panangaden; Annalisa Panati; Claude-Alain Pillet

    2014-09-30

    We study a microscopic Hamiltonian model describing an N-level quantum system S coupled to an infinitely extended thermal reservoir R. Initially, the system S is in an arbitrary state while the reservoir is in thermal equilibrium at temperature T. Assuming that the coupled system S+R is mixing with respect to the joint thermal equilibrium state, we study the Full Counting Statistics (FCS) of the energy transfers S->R and R->S in the process of return to equilibrium. The first FCS describes the increase of the energy of the system S. It is an atomic probability measure, denoted $P_{S,\\lambda,t}$, concentrated on the set of energy differences $\\sigma(H_S)-\\sigma(H_S)$ ($\\sigma(H_S)$ is the spectrum of the Hamiltonian of S, $t$ is the length of the time interval during which the measurement of the energy transfer is performed, and $\\lambda$ is the strength of the interaction between S and R). The second FCS, $P_{R,\\lambda,t}$, describes the decrease of the energy of the reservoir R and is typically a continuous probability measure whose support is the whole real line. We study the large time limit $t\\rightarrow\\infty$ of these two measures followed by the weak coupling limit $\\lambda\\rightarrow 0$ and prove that the limiting measures coincide. This result strengthens the first law of thermodynamics for open quantum systems. The proofs are based on modular theory of operator algebras and on a representation of $P_{R,\\lambda,t}$ by quantum transfer operators.

  2. GalaxyCount: a JAVA calculator of galaxy counts and variances in multiband wide-field surveys to 28 AB mag

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    S. C. Ellis; J. Bland-Hawthorn

    2007-03-06

    We provide a consistent framework for estimating galaxy counts and variances in wide-field images for a range of photometric bands. The variances include both Poissonian noise and variations due to large scale structure. We demonstrate that our statistical theory is consistent with the counts in the deepest multiband surveys available. The statistical estimates depend on several observational parameters (e.g. seeing, signal to noise ratio), and include a sophisticated treatment of detection completeness. The JAVA calculator is freely available and offers the user the option to adopt our consistent framework or a different scheme. We also provide a summary table of statistical measures in the different bands for a range of different fields of view. Reliable estimation of the background counts has profound consequences in many areas of observational astronomy. We provide two such examples. One is from a recent study of the Sculptor galaxy NGC 300 where stellar photometry has been used to demonstrate that the outer disc extends to 10 effective radii, far beyond what was thought possible for a normal low-luminosity spiral. We confirm this finding by a reanalysis of the background counts. Secondly, we determine the luminosity function of the galaxy cluster Abell 2734, both through spectroscopically determined cluster membership, and through statistical subtraction of the background galaxies using the calculator and offset fields. We demonstrate very good agreement, suggesting that expensive spectroscopic follow-up, or off-source observations, may often be bypassed via determination of the galaxy background with GalaxyCount.

  3. The IAEA neutron coincidence counting (INCC) and the DEMING least-squares fitting programs

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    Krick, M.S.; Harker, W.C.; Rinard, P.M.; Wenz, T.R.; Lewis, W.; Pham, P.; Ridder, P. de

    1998-12-01

    Two computer programs are described: (1) the INCC (IAEA or International Neutron Coincidence Counting) program and (2) the DEMING curve-fitting program. The INCC program is an IAEA version of the Los Alamos NCC (Neutron Coincidence Counting) code. The DEMING program is an upgrade of earlier Windows{reg_sign} and DOS codes with the same name. The versions described are INCC 3.00 and DEMING 1.11. The INCC and DEMING codes provide inspectors with the software support needed to perform calibration and verification measurements with all of the neutron coincidence counting systems used in IAEA inspections for the nondestructive assay of plutonium and uranium.

  4. Standard test method for nondestructive assay of plutonium in scrap and waste by passive neutron coincidence counting

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2010-01-01

    Standard test method for nondestructive assay of plutonium in scrap and waste by passive neutron coincidence counting

  5. Copeia, 1993(4), pp. 987-1002 Quantitative Genetics of Scale Counts in the Garter Snake

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    Saltzman, Wendy

    positive and significant. Phenotypic cor- relations between the head scale counts were generally low level. Phenotypic correlations between the head and body scale counts were generally low, but several fitchi (six head scale counts: loreals, supra- and infralabials, pre- and postoculars, temporals; three

  6. A DIRECT-DEMAND MODEL FOR BICYCLE COUNTS:1 THE IMPACTS OF LEVEL OF SERVICE AND OTHER FACTORS2

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    1 A DIRECT-DEMAND MODEL FOR BICYCLE COUNTS:1 THE IMPACTS OF LEVEL OF SERVICE AND OTHER FACTORS2 3 Keywords: Transportation Planning, Bicycle, Cycling, Bike Lanes, Traffic Counts, Level of23 Service24 25 alone. Unfortunately, most municipalities do not conduct31 comprehensive bicycle counts to determine

  7. Packaging and qualification of single photon counting avalanche photodiode focal plane arrays

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    Verghese, Simon

    Avalanche Photodiode (APD) photon counting arrays are finding an increasing role in defense applications in laser radar and optical communications. As these system concepts mature, the need for reliable screening, test, ...

  8. Photon-counting optical coherence-domain reflectometry using superconducting single-

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    Teich, Malvin C.

    Photon-counting optical coherence-domain reflectometry using superconducting single- photon reflecting samples. In particular, we experimentally demonstrate the possibility of using superconducting. Drakinsky, J. Zhang, A. Verevkin, and R. Sobolewski, "Fabrication of nanostructured superconducting single

  9. The Two-Variable Fragment with Counting Ian Pratt-Hartmann

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    Pratt-Hartmann, Ian

    The Two-Variable Fragment with Counting Revisited Ian Pratt-Hartmann School of Computer Science perspicuous proof via a result on integer programming due to Eisenbrand and Shmonina [2]. #12;2 I. Pratt-Hartmann

  10. Self-Calibrated Cluster Counts as a Probe of Primordial Non-Gaussianity

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    Oguri, Masamune; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

    2009-05-07

    We show that the ability to probe primordial non-Gaussianity with cluster counts is drastically improved by adding the excess variance of counts which contains information on the clustering. The conflicting dependences of changing the mass threshold and including primordial non-Gaussianity on the mass function and biasing indicate that the self-calibrated cluster counts well break the degeneracy between primordial non-Gaussianity and the observable-mass relation. Based on the Fisher matrix analysis, we show that the count variance improves constraints on f{sub NL} by more than an order of magnitude. It exhibits little degeneracy with dark energy equation of state. We forecast that upcoming Hyper Suprime-cam cluster surveys and Dark Energy Survey will constrain primordial non-Gaussianity at the level {sigma}(f{sub NL}) {approx} 8, which is competitive with forecasted constraints from next-generation cosmic microwave background experiments.

  11. Stand Up and Be Counted: Race, Religion, and the Eisenhower Administration's Encounter with Arab Nationalism 

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    Bobal, Rian

    2012-10-19

    "Stand Up and be Counted" explores how American racial and religious beliefs guided the American encounter with Arab nationalism in the 1950s. It utilizes both traditional archival sources and less traditional cultural ...

  12. Automated counting of cell bodies using Nissl stained cross-sectional images 

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    D'Souza, Aswin Cletus

    2009-05-15

    segments, counts, and helps visualize the various cell bodies present in a sample mouse brain, by analyzing the images produced by the Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM) at the Brain Networks Laboratory. The process is described essentially in five...

  13. The determination of exchangeable potassium in the canine with the aid of whole body counting 

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    Followill, David

    1983-01-01

    THE DETERMINATION OF EXCHANGEABLE POTASSIUM IN THE CANINE WITH THE AID OF WHOLE BODY COUNTING A Thesis by DAVID FOLLOWILL Approved as to style and content by: chard eff (Chairman of C mittee) Dan H ghtower (Member) erald Schlapper (Member...) Carl E. Erdman (Head of Department) August 1983 ABSTRACT Determination of Exchangeable Potassium in the Canine with the Aid of Whole Body Counting. ( August 1983) David Followill, B. S. , Texas AAM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr...

  14. The Contribution of Faint Blue Galaxies to the Sub-mm Counts and Background

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    Geoff S. Busswell; Tom Shanks

    2000-10-24

    Observations in the submillimetre waveband have recently revealed a new population of luminous, sub-mm sources. These are proposed to lie at high redshift and to be optically faint due to their high intrinsic dust obscuration. The presence of dust has been previously invoked in optical galaxy count models which assume $\\tau=9$ Gyr Bruzual & Charlot evolution for spirals and these fit the count data well from U to K. We now show that by using either a 1/$\\lambda$ or Calzetti absorption law for the dust and re-distributing the evolved spiral galaxy UV radiation into the far infra-red(FIR), these models can account for all of the `faint'($\\leq1$mJy) $850\\mu$m galaxy counts, but fail to fit 'bright'($\\ge2$mJy) sources, indicating that another explanation for the sub-mm counts may apply at brighter fluxes(e.g. QSOs, ULIRGs). We find that the main contribution to the faint, sub-mm number counts is in the redshift range $0.5 < z < 3$, peaking at $z\\approx 1.8$. The above model, using either dust law, can also explain a significant proportion of the extra-galactic background at $850\\mu$m as well as producing a reasonable fit to the bright $60\\mu m$ IRAS counts.

  15. Evaluation of potential severe accidents during low power and shutdown operations at Grand Gulf, Unit 1. Volume 2, Part 1C: Analysis of core damage frequency from internal events for plant operational State 5 during a refueling outage, Main report (Sections 11--14)

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    Whitehead, D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Darby, J. [Science and Engineering Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Yakle, J. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [and others

    1994-06-01

    This document contains the accident sequence analysis of internally initiated events for Grand Gulf, Unit 1 as it operates in the Low Power and Shutdown Plant Operational State 5 during a refueling outage. The report documents the methodology used during the analysis, describes the results from the application of the methodology, and compares the results with the results from two full power analyses performed on Grand Gulf.

  16. Cosmic ray neutron background reduction using localized coincidence veto neutron counting

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    Menlove, Howard O. (Los Alamos, NM); Bourret, Steven C. (Los Alamos, NM); Krick, Merlyn S. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2002-01-01

    This invention relates to both the apparatus and method for increasing the sensitivity of measuring the amount of radioactive material in waste by reducing the interference caused by cosmic ray generated neutrons. The apparatus includes: (a) a plurality of neutron detectors, each of the detectors including means for generating a pulse in response to the detection of a neutron; and (b) means, coupled to each of the neutrons detectors, for counting only some of the pulses from each of the detectors, whether cosmic ray or fission generated. The means for counting includes a means that, after counting one of the pulses, vetos the counting of additional pulses for a prescribed period of time. The prescribed period of time is between 50 and 200 .mu.s. In the preferred embodiment the prescribed period of time is 128 .mu.s. The veto means can be an electronic circuit which includes a leading edge pulse generator which passes a pulse but blocks any subsequent pulse for a period of between 50 and 200 .mu.s. Alternately, the veto means is a software program which includes means for tagging each of the pulses from each of the detectors for both time and position, means for counting one of the pulses from a particular position, and means for rejecting those of the pulses which originate from the particular position and in a time interval on the order of the neutron die-away time in polyethylene or other shield material. The neutron detectors are grouped in pods, preferably at least 10. The apparatus also includes means for vetoing the counting of coincidence pulses from all of the detectors included in each of the pods which are adjacent to the pod which includes the detector which produced the pulse which was counted.

  17. Power counting for three-body decays of a near-threshold state

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    Mohammad H. Alhakami; Michael C. Birse

    2015-02-23

    We propose a new power counting for the effective field theory describing a near-threshold state with unstable constituents, such as the X(3872) meson. In this counting, the momenta of the heavy particles, the pion mass and the excitation energy of the unstable constituent -- the D* in the case of the X -- are treated as small scales, of order Q. The difference, delta, between the excitation energy of the D* and the pion mass is smaller than either by a factor ~20. We therefore assign delta an order Q^2 in our counting. This provides a consistent framework for a double expansion in both delta/m_pi and the ratio of m_pi to the high-energy scales in this system. It ensures that amplitudes have the correct behaviour at the three-body threshold. It allows us to derive, within an effective theory, various results which have previously been obtained using physically-motivated approximations.

  18. Anomalous dimensions determine the power counting -- Wilsonian RG analysis of nuclear EFT --

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    Harada, K; Harada, Koji; Kubo, Hirofumi

    2006-01-01

    The Legendre flow equation, a version of exact Wilsonian renormalization group (WRG) equation, is employed to consider the power counting issues in Nuclear Effective Field Theory. A WRG approach is an ideal framework because it is nonperturbative and does not require any prescribed power counting rule. The power counting is determined systematically from the scaling dimensions of the operators at the nontrivial fixed point. The phase structure is emphasized and the inverse of the scattering length, which is identified as a relevant coupling, is shown to play a role of the order parameter. The relations to the work done by Birse, McGovern, and Richardson and to the Kaplan-Savage-Wise scheme are explained.

  19. Anomalous dimensions determine the power counting -- Wilsonian RG analysis of nuclear EFT --

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    Koji Harada; Hirofumi Kubo

    2006-10-24

    The Legendre flow equation, a version of exact Wilsonian renormalization group (WRG) equation, is employed to consider the power counting issues in Nuclear Effective Field Theory. A WRG approach is an ideal framework because it is nonperturbative and does not require any prescribed power counting rule. The power counting is determined systematically from the scaling dimensions of the operators at the nontrivial fixed point. The phase structure is emphasized and the inverse of the scattering length, which is identified as a relevant coupling, is shown to play a role of the order parameter. The relations to the work done by Birse, McGovern, and Richardson and to the Kaplan-Savage-Wise scheme are explained.

  20. Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's

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    Damien Stucki; Grégoire Ribordy; André Stefanov; Hugo Zbinden; John G. Rarity; Tom Wall

    2001-06-01

    The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of $% 2.8\\cdot 10^{-5}$ per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of -60C. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 kilometers.

  1. Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's

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    Stucki, D; Stefanov, A; Zbinden, H; Rarity, J G; Wall, T; Stucki, Damien; Ribordy, Gr\\'{e}goire; Stefanov, Andr\\'{e}; Zbinden, Hugo; Rarity, John G.; Wall, Tom

    2001-01-01

    The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of $% 2.8\\cdot 10^{-5}$ per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of -60C. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 kilometers.

  2. Apparatus and method for temperature correction and expanded count rate of inorganic scintillation detectors

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    Ianakiev, Kiril D. (Los Alamos, NM); Hsue, Sin Tao (Santa Fe, NM); Browne, Michael C. (Los Alamos, NM); Audia, Jeffrey M. (Abiquiu, NM)

    2006-07-25

    The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. A temperature sensor is attached to an inorganic scintillation detector. The inorganic scintillation detector, due to interaction with incident radiation, creates light pulse signals. A photoreceiver processes the light pulse signals to current signals. Temperature correction circuitry that uses a fast light component signal, a slow light component signal, and the temperature signal from the temperature sensor to corrected an inorganic scintillation detector signal output and expanded the count rate.

  3. ULTRAVIOLET NUMBER COUNTS OF GALAXIES FROM SWIFT ULTRAVIOLET/OPTICAL TELESCOPE DEEP IMAGING OF THE CHANDRA DEEP FIELD SOUTH

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    Hoversten, E. A.; Gronwall, C.; Koch, T. S.; Roming, P. W. A.; Siegel, M. H.; Berk, D. E. Vanden; Breeveld, A. A.; Curran, P. A.; Still, M.

    2009-11-10

    Deep Swift UV/Optical Telescope (UVOT) imaging of the Chandra Deep Field South is used to measure galaxy number counts in three near-ultraviolet (NUV) filters (uvw2: 1928 A, uvm2: 2246 A, and uvw1: 2600 A) and the u band (3645 A). UVOT observations cover the break in the slope of the NUV number counts with greater precision than the number counts by the Hubble Space Telescope Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, spanning a range 21 approx< m{sub AB} approx< 25. Model number counts confirm earlier investigations in favoring models with an evolving galaxy luminosity function.

  4. Ultraviolet number counts of galaxies from Swift UV/Optical Telescope deep imaging of the Chandra Deep Field South

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    Hoversten, E A; Berk, D E Vanden; Koch, T S; Breeveld, A A; Curran, P A; Hinshaw, D A; Marshall, F E; Roming, P W A; Siegel, M H; Still, M

    2009-01-01

    Deep Swift UV/Optical Telescope (UVOT) imaging of the Chandra Deep Field South is used to measure galaxy number counts in three near ultraviolet (NUV) filters (uvw2: 1928 A, uvm2: 2246 A, uvw1: 2600 A) and the u band (3645 A). UVOT observations cover the break in the slope of the NUV number counts with greater precision than the number counts by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), spanning a range from 21 < m_AB < 25. Number counts models confirm earlier investigations in favoring models with an evolving galaxy luminosity function.

  5. An on-the-y Reference Counting Garbage Collector for Java Yossi Levanoni Erez Petrank y

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    Petrank, Erez

    An on-the- y Reference Counting Garbage Collector for Java Yossi Levanoni #3; Erez Petrank y compete with any tracing algorithm. We have implemented our algorithm on SUN's Java Virtual Machine 1 for realistic benchmarks. Thus, a clever design of eÆcient memory management and garbage collector

  6. An On-the-Fly Reference-Counting Garbage Collector YOSSI LEVANONI, Microsoft Corporation

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    Petrank, Erez

    An On-the-Fly Reference-Counting Garbage Collector for Java YOSSI LEVANONI, Microsoft Corporation (eventually reclaims all unreachable objects). We have implemented our algorithm on Sun Microsystems' Java for realistic programs. Thus, a clever design of eÆcient memory management and garbage collector is an important

  7. A Specific Multi-channel Photon-Counting Unit for Air-Pollution Measurement

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    Athens, University of

    A Specific Multi-channel Photon-Counting Unit for Air-Pollution Measurement Papageorgas P.1.g. confocal microscopy), air pollution optical measurements, laser sounding of the atmosphere for the in situ quantitative monitoring of up to five air pollutants simultaneously and one calibration channel

  8. Dead-time optimized time-correlated photon counting instrument with synchronized, independent timing channels

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    Enderlein, Jörg

    Dead-time optimized time-correlated photon counting instrument with synchronized, independent timing channels Michael Wahla and Hans-Jürgen Rahn PicoQuant GmbH, Rudower Chaussee 29, D-12489 Berlin December 2006; accepted 19 February 2007; published online 23 March 2007 Time-correlated single photon

  9. Performing fish counts with a wide-angle camera, a promising approach reducing divers' limitations

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    Borges, Rita

    Performing fish counts with a wide-angle camera, a promising approach reducing divers' limitations Keywords: Fish surveys Underwater video Underwater visual census Wide-angle camera Visual standardised methods for census of reef fishes have long been used in fisheries management and biolog- ical surveys

  10. Exploiting Radio Irregularity in the Internet of Things for Automated People Counting

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    T, suffers from radio irregularity ­ a phenomenon referring to radio waves being selectively absorbedExploiting Radio Irregularity in the Internet of Things for Automated People Counting Wei-chuan Lin. Radio irregularity is often regarded as a problem in wireless communications but, with the envisioned

  11. Ultra-clean underground counting facility for low-level environmental samples

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    Winn, W.G.; Bowman, W.W.; Boni, A.L.

    1987-09-01

    An underground counting facility has been designed and constructed to improve detection of low-level radionuclides. The 3.0 x 4.3 x 2.4 m counting chamber is placed 14.3 m below ground, has 10.2-cm thick walls of pre-WWII naval armor plate, and is further shielded by a minimum of 1.2 m of specular hematite. The total overburden of shielding is equivalent to 31.7 m of water. Careful selection of building materials and a special air filtering system maintain a cleanroom environment with minimum contamination potential. Background improvements are noted relative to an earlier ground-level counting chamber with 30.5-cm-thick walls of pre-WWII naval armor plate. Performance appraisals of facility detectors include a large dual NaI(Tl) coincidence system, three smaller NaI(Tl) detectors, and HPGe well detecotr, and gas proportional and Geiger counters. Major electronics for the detectors are located at a ground level control center to eliminate any associated backgrounds. Because an individual sample may be counted several days, uninterruptable power is used. An IBM PC/XT computer processes spectra from multi-channel analyzers using custom-developed software. 25 refs., 15 figs., 7 tabs.

  12. Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA

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    Jodice, Patrick

    40 Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA PATRICK G. R. JODICE 1 , THOMAS M. MURPHY 2 , FELICIA J. SANDERS 3 AND LISA M. FERGUSON 1 1 USGS South Carolina, Clemson, SC 29634, USA Internet: pjodice@clemson.edu 2 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 585

  13. COUNT OF SENATE ACADEMIC EMPLOYEES BY PRIMARY TITLE TYPE (CTO) AND UNIT AS OF May 2015

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    COUNT OF SENATE ACADEMIC EMPLOYEES BY PRIMARY TITLE TYPE (CTO) AND UNIT AS OF May 2015 ARTS BY PRIMARY TITLE TYPE (CTO) AND UNIT AS OF May 2015 ARTS DIVISION ENGINEERING HUMANITIES DIVISION LIBRARY MULTICAMPUS RESEARCH UNITS PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION UC OBSERVATORIE

  14. Number Counts of GALEX Sources in FUV (1530A) and NUV (2310A) Bands

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    Bianchi, Luciana

    a very wide range of UV magnitude (14 ­ 23.8). Both the FUV and NUV counts are inconsistent with a non-evolution model, while they are in good agreement with evolution models (essentially luminosity evolution) derived Institution of Washington, 813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101 8 NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database

  15. Technical Bulletin A Guide to Absolute Counting Using the BD Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer

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    -controlled peristaltic pump system accurately monitors the sample volume pulled per run. The direct counts correlate either beads or a hemacytometer. BD CFlow® software displays the volume (in L) as data in the statistics in a data view on the BD CFlow Statistics tab. These guidelines contain recommendations, tips

  16. PELLET COUNT INDICES COMPARED TO MARKRECAPTURE ESTIMATES FOR EVALUATING SNOWSHOE HARE DENSITY

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    PELLET COUNT INDICES COMPARED TO MARK­RECAPTURE ESTIMATES FOR EVALUATING SNOWSHOE HARE DENSITY L in the contiguous United States. Efforts to evalu- ate hare densities using pellets have traditionally been based there was concordance between pellet-based predictions and mark­recapture density estimates of hares. We developed local

  17. April Tip of the Month Does This Really Count as Exercise?

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    April Tip of the Month Does This Really Count as Exercise? By Jennifer Gibbons, LCSW, Adult and brain atrophy in those at risk for Alzheimer's disease. So should your 85-year-old mother begin training.com's Adult and Senior Care Advisers are experienced, masters-level social workers. Call us today at (855) 781

  18. Building Evidence for Active Travel: Counting and Modeling Non-motorized Traffic

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Building Evidence for Active Travel: Counting and Modeling Non-motorized Traffic #12;Scope of Talk & maintenance · Test hypotheses and build theory #12;Multi-use Trails in Indianapolis #12;Min Max Mean Week Days B MN* Active Infrared MM MN* Passive infrared P, MM MN MM MN Pressure Pads P P, B? Pneumatic tubes B

  19. PageRate: Counting Web Users' Votes Jianhan Zhu, Jun Hong, John G. Hughes

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    Zhu, Jianhan

    PageRate: Counting Web Users' Votes Jianhan Zhu, Jun Hong, John G. Hughes School of Information.hughes}@ulst.ac.uk ABSTRACT We propose a PageRate method to give Web pages on a Web site ratings based on the Web linkClustering algorithm is proposed to cluster Web pages with similar incoming links and ratings. The results are used

  20. Estimating low-density snowshoe hare populations using fecal pellet counts

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    Estimating low-density snowshoe hare populations using fecal pellet counts Dennis L. Murray, James americanus) populations found at high densities can be estimated using fecal pellet densities on rectangular of fecal pellet plots for estimating hare populations by correlating pellet densities with estimated hare

  1. ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL BIAS WITH SNOWSHOE HARE FECAL PELLET-PLOT COUNTS

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    385 ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL BIAS WITH SNOWSHOE HARE FECAL PELLET-PLOT COUNTS DENNIS MURRAY, 1 National Forest, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815, USA Abstract: The fecal pellet-plot method has been used biases associated with the technique have not been addressed ade- quately. We studied hare pellet

  2. ECEM/EAML 2004 Segmentation of paleoecological spatio-temporal count data

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    Toivonen, Hannu

    ECEM/EAML 2004 Segmentation of paleoecological spatio-temporal count data Kari Vasko1 , Hannu will consider applications of segmentation analysis towards analysis of paleoecological spatio-temporal time framework for the spatio-temporal segmentation problems that occurs in paleoecology and discuss

  3. A Study Of Texas Youth Livestock Exhibitors Knowledge Within The Constructs Of The Quality Counts Assessment 

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    Ragland, J. Derrick

    2013-08-09

    A Study Of Texas Youth Livestock Exhibitors Knowledge Within The Constructs Of The Quality Counts Assessment. (August 2013) J. D. Ragland, B.S., M. S. Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Steve Fraze. The purpose of this study was to examine...

  4. High counting rates of x-ray photon detection using APD detectors on synchrotron machines

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    Kakuno, E. M.; Giacomolli, B. A.; Scorzato, C. R. [Universidade Federal do Pampa - UNIPAMPA-Bage, 96413-170 (Brazil); Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron - LNLS, 13086-100 (Brazil)

    2012-05-17

    In this work we show the results of 10 x 10 mm{sup 2} Si-APD detector's test with guard ring detecting x-rays. The result of mapping surface is also exhibited. We show and discuss the difficulty of single photon detection in high counting rate experiments in synchrotrons machines.

  5. Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for Whole Body Counting

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    Orval R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

    2011-08-01

    This report describes the April 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for whole body counting. The source used for the calibration was a NIST traceable BOMAB manufactured by DOE as INL2006 BOMAB containing Eu-154, Eu-155, Eu-152, Sb-125 and Y-88 with energies from 27 keV to 1836 keV with a reference date of 11/29/2006. The actual usable energy range was 86.5 keV to 1597 keV on 4/21/2011. The BOMAB was constructed inside the Accuscan II counting 'tub' in the order of legs, thighs, abdomen, thorax/arms, neck, and head. Each piece was taped to the backwall of the counter. The arms were taped to the thorax. The phantom was constructed between the v-ridges on the backwall of the Accuscan II counter. The energy and efficiency calibrations were performed using the INL2006 BOMAB. The calibrations were performed with the detectors in the scanning mode. This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for whole body counting and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

  6. Cosmology Constraints from the Weak Lensing Peak Counts and the Power Spectrum in CFHTLenS

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    Liu, Jia; May, Morgan; Petri, Andrea; Haiman, Zoltan; Hui, Lam; Kratochvil, Jan M.

    2015-03-04

    Lensing peaks have been proposed as a useful statistic, containing cosmological information from non-Gaussianities that is inaccessible from traditional two-point statistics such as the power spectrum or two-point correlation functions. Here we examine constraints on cosmological parameters from weak lensing peak counts, using the publicly available data from the 154 deg2 CFHTLenS survey. We utilize a new suite of ray-tracing N-body simulations on a grid of 91 cosmological models, covering broad ranges of the three parameters ?m, ?8, and w, and replicating the galaxy sky positions, redshifts, and shape noise in the CFHTLenS observations. We then build an emulator thatmore »interpolates the power spectrum and the peak counts to an accuracy of ? 5%, and compute the likelihood in the three-dimensional parameter space (?m, ?8, w) from both observables. We find that constraints from peak counts are comparable to those from the power spectrum, and somewhat tighter when different smoothing scales are combined. Neither observable can constrain w without external data. When the power spectrum and peak counts are combined, the area of the error “banana” in the (?m, ?8) plane reduces by a factor of ? two, compared to using the power spectrum alone. For a flat ? cold dark matter model, combining both statistics, we obtain the constraint ?8(?m/0.27)0.63 = 0.85+0.03-0.03.« less

  7. Cosmology Constraints from the Weak Lensing Peak Counts and the Power Spectrum in CFHTLenS

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    Liu, Jia [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); May, Morgan [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, (United States); Petri, Andrea [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); Haiman, Zoltan [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), Columbia University, New York, (United States); Hui, Lam [Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, (United States); Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), Columbia University, New York, (United States); Kratochvil, Jan M. [Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, Durban, (South Africa)

    2015-03-01

    Lensing peaks have been proposed as a useful statistic, containing cosmological information from non-Gaussianities that is inaccessible from traditional two-point statistics such as the power spectrum or two-point correlation functions. Here we examine constraints on cosmological parameters from weak lensing peak counts, using the publicly available data from the 154 deg2 CFHTLenS survey. We utilize a new suite of ray-tracing N-body simulations on a grid of 91 cosmological models, covering broad ranges of the three parameters ?m, ?8, and w, and replicating the galaxy sky positions, redshifts, and shape noise in the CFHTLenS observations. We then build an emulator that interpolates the power spectrum and the peak counts to an accuracy of ? 5%, and compute the likelihood in the three-dimensional parameter space (?m, ?8, w) from both observables. We find that constraints from peak counts are comparable to those from the power spectrum, and somewhat tighter when different smoothing scales are combined. Neither observable can constrain w without external data. When the power spectrum and peak counts are combined, the area of the error “banana” in the (?m, ?8) plane reduces by a factor of ? two, compared to using the power spectrum alone. For a flat ? cold dark matter model, combining both statistics, we obtain the constraint ?8(?m/0.27)0.63 = 0.85+0.03-0.03.

  8. Ultra-clean underground counting facility for low-level environmental samples

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    Winn, W.G.; Bowman, W.W.; Boni, A.L.

    1986-01-01

    An underground counting facility with cleanroom environment has been designed and constructed to improve detection of low-level radioisotopes in the environment. The 3.0 m x 4.3 m x 2.4 m counting chamber is placed 14.3 m below ground, has 10.2-cm thick walls of pre-WWII naval armor plate, and is further shielded by a minimum of 1.2 m of specular hematite. The total overburden of shielding is equivalent to 31.7 m of water. Careful selection of building materials and a special air filtering system maintain a cleanroom environment with minimum contamination potential. Background improvements are noted relative to an earlier ground-level counting chamber with 30.5-cm-thick walls of pre-WWII naval armor plate. The gamma background continuum is reduced by a factor of 3 to 4 in the region of 0 to 10 MeV. A minimum of 10.2 cm of low-background lead around the detector optimizes this factor at 4 to 6. Discrete gammas from airborne natural radon daughters are eliminated by controlling the air near the detectors. Detectors constructed with low-level materials will further realize the improvements in background. A constant background is required for long counts of low-level samples, and the underground detectors are well shielded against surface operations. Performance appraisals of facility detectors include a large dual NaI(Tl) coincidence system, three smaller NaI(Tl) detectors, an HPGe well detector, and gas proportional and geiger counters. Major electronics for the detectors are located at a ground level control center to eliminate any associated backgrounds. Because an individual sample may be counted several days, uninterruptable power is used. An IBM PC/XT computer processes spectra from multichannel analyzers using custom-developed software.

  9. arXiv:cond-mat/0301277v115Jan2003 RESONANT COOPER-PAIR TUNNELING: COUNTING STATISTICS

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    Clerk, Aashish

    in the current noise was predicted at the Josephson energy. In this paper, we look specifically at the statisticsarXiv:cond-mat/0301277v115Jan2003 RESONANT COOPER-PAIR TUNNELING: COUNTING STATISTICS AND FREQUENCY Haven, CT 06520-8284 Abstract We discuss the counting statistics and current noise associated

  10. Entropy fluctuation theorems in driven open systems: Application to electron counting statistics Massimiliano Esposito,* Upendra Harbola, and Shaul Mukamel

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    Mukamel, Shaul

    Entropy fluctuation theorems in driven open systems: Application to electron counting statistics systems exchanging energy and matter with multiple reservoirs and described by a master equation cases. We show how these FTs can be experimentally tested by performing the counting statistics

  11. Full counting statistics in disordered graphene at the Dirac point: From ballistics to diffusion A. Schuessler,1

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    Fominov, Yakov

    and noise in ballistic graphene flakes.9­11 Recent advances in preparation and transport stud- iesFull counting statistics in disordered graphene at the Dirac point: From ballistics to diffusion A; published 12 August 2010 The full counting statistics of the charge transport through an undoped graphene

  12. Bacterial Colony Counting by Convolutional Neural Networks Alessandro Ferrari1,2, Stefano Lombardi1, Alberto Signoroni1

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    Signoroni, Alberto

    Bacterial Colony Counting by Convolutional Neural Networks Alessandro Ferrari1,2, Stefano Lombardi1 Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) for counting the number of colonies contained in confluent agglomerates of bacterial cultures on Petri dishes to be screened daily. Computer vision tech- niques are optimal candidates

  13. Development of a PCI Express Based Readout Electronics for the XPAD3 X-Ray Photon Counting Image

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    Dawiec, A; Breugnon, P; Arnaud, K; Duval, P -Y; Godiot, S; Hustache, S; Medjoubi, K; Berar, J -F; Boudet, N; Morel, C; Bompard, F

    2011-01-01

    XPAD3 is a large surface X-ray photon counting imager with high count rates, large counter dynamics and very fast data readout. Data are readout in parallel by a PCI Express interface using DMA transfer. The readout frame rate of the complete detector comprising 0.5 MPixels amounts to 500 images per second without dead-time.

  14. A New Technique for Studying the Fano Factor And the Mean Energy Per Ion Pair in Counting Gases

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    Panksky, A.; Breskin, A.; Chechik, R.

    1996-04-01

    A new method is presented for deriving the Fano factor and the mean energy per ion pair in the ultrasoft x-ray energy range. It is based on counting electrons deposited by a photon in a low-pressure gas, and is applicable for all counting gases. The energy dependence of these parameters for several hydrocarbons and gas mixtures is presented.

  15. Towards the Efficient Design of Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

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    Dulmage, Jared

    2012-01-01

    OFDM Outage . . . . . . . . . . .Outage probability vs.vs. SNR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outage

  16. Do PageRank-based author rankings outperform simple citation counts?

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    Fiala, Dalibor; Žitnik, Slavko; Bajec, Marko

    2015-01-01

    The basic indicators of a researcher's productivity and impact are still the number of publications and their citation counts. These metrics are clear, straightforward, and easy to obtain. When a ranking of scholars is needed, for instance in grant, award, or promotion procedures, their use is the fastest and cheapest way of prioritizing some scientists over others. However, due to their nature, there is a danger of oversimplifying scientific achievements. Therefore, many other indicators have been proposed including the usage of the PageRank algorithm known for the ranking of webpages and its modifications suited to citation networks. Nevertheless, this recursive method is computationally expensive and even if it has the advantage of favouring prestige over popularity, its application should be well justified, particularly when compared to the standard citation counts. In this study, we analyze three large datasets of computer science papers in the categories of artificial intelligence, software engineering,...

  17. Counts-in-Cylinders in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with Comparisons to N-Body

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    Berrier, Heather D.; Barton, Elizabeth J.; Berrier, Joel C.; Bullock, James S.; Zentner, Andrew R.; Wechsler, Risa H. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC

    2010-12-16

    Environmental statistics provide a necessary means of comparing the properties of galaxies in different environments and a vital test of models of galaxy formation within the prevailing, hierarchical cosmological model. We explore counts-in-cylinders, a common statistic defined as the number of companions of a particular galaxy found within a given projected radius and redshift interval. Galaxy distributions with the same two-point correlation functions do not necessarily have the same companion count distributions. We use this statistic to examine the environments of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 4. We also make preliminary comparisons to four models for the spatial distributions of galaxies, based on N-body simulations, and data from SDSS DR4 to study the utility of the counts-in-cylinders statistic. There is a very large scatter between the number of companions a galaxy has and the mass of its parent dark matter halo and the halo occupation, limiting the utility of this statistic for certain kinds of environmental studies. We also show that prevalent, empirical models of galaxy clustering that match observed two- and three-point clustering statistics well fail to reproduce some aspects of the observed distribution of counts-in-cylinders on 1, 3 and 6-h{sup -1}Mpc scales. All models that we explore underpredict the fraction of galaxies with few or no companions in 3 and 6-h{sup -1} Mpc cylinders. Roughly 7% of galaxies in the real universe are significantly more isolated within a 6 h{sup -1} Mpc cylinder than the galaxies in any of the models we use. Simple, phenomenological models that map galaxies to dark matter halos fail to reproduce high-order clustering statistics in low-density environments.

  18. Single Appearance Schedule with Dynamic Loop Count for Minimum Data Buffer from Synchronous Dataflow Graphs

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    Ha, Soonhoi

    per node execution. A B C 2 1 2 3 1 3 (a) (b) 3(A2B)2C main() { int i,j,k; for(;;) { for(i=0;i the software code is automatically synthesized from the dataflow program graphs, a single appearance schedule,Dynamic Loop Count,Automatic Code Syn- thesis Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part

  19. Particle count monitoring of reverse osmosis water treatment for removal of low-level radionuclides

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    Moritz, E.J.; Hoffman, C.R.; Hergert, T.R.

    1995-03-01

    Laser diode particle counting technology and analytical measurements were used to evaluate a pilot-scale reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system for removal of particulate matter and sub-picocurie low-level radionuclides. Stormwater mixed with Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) effluent from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), formerly a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons production facility, were treated. No chemical pretreatment of the water was utilized during this study. The treatment system was staged as follows: multimedia filtration, granular activated carbon adsorption, hollow tube ultrafiltration, and reverse osmosis membrane filtration. Various recovery rates and two RO membrane models were tested. Analytical measurements included total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), gross alpha ({alpha}) and gross beta ({beta}) activity, uranium isotopes {sup 233/234}U and {sup 238}U, plutonium {sup 239/240}Pu, and americium {sup 241}Am. Particle measurement between 1--150 microns ({mu}) included differential particle counts (DPC), and total particle counts (TPC) before and after treatment at various sampling points throughout the test. Performance testing showed this treatment system produced a high quality effluent in clarity and purity. Compared to raw water levels, TSS was reduced to below detection of 5 milligrams per liter (mg/L) and TDS reduced by 98%. Gross {alpha} was essentially removed 100%, and gross {beta} was reduced an average of 94%. Uranium activity was reduced by 99%. TPC between 1-150{mu} were reduced by an average 99.8% to less than 1,000 counts per milliliter (mL), similar in purity to a good drinking water treatment plant. Raw water levels of {sup 239/240}Pu and {sup 241}Am were below reliable quantitation limits and thus no removal efficiencies could be determined for these species.

  20. The First Source Counts at 18 microns from the AKARI NEP Survey

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    Pearson, Chris; Oyabu, S; Matsuhara, H; Wada, T; Goto, T; Takagi, T; Lee, H M; Im, M; Ohyama, Y; Kim, S J; Murata, K

    2014-01-01

    We present the first galaxy counts at 18 microns using the Japanese AKARI satellite's survey at the North Ecliptic Pole (NEP), produced from the images from the NEP-Deep and NEP-Wide surveys covering 0.6 and 5.8 square degrees respectively. We describe a procedure using a point source filtering algorithm to remove background structure and a minimum variance method for our source extraction and photometry that delivers the optimum signal to noise for our extracted sources, confirming this by comparison with standard photometry methods. The final source counts are complete and reliable over three orders of magnitude in flux density, resulting in sensitivities (80 percent completeness) of 0.15mJy and 0.3mJy for the NEP-Deep and NEP-Wide surveys respectively, a factor of 1.3 deeper than previous catalogues constructed from this field. The differential source counts exhibit a characteristic upturn from Euclidean expectations at around a milliJansky and a corresponding evolutionary bump between 0.2-0.4 mJy consiste...

  1. Central limit theorems, Lee-Yang zeros, and graph-counting polynomials

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    J. L. Lebowitz; B. Pittel; D. Ruelle; E. R. Speer

    2014-08-18

    We consider the asymptotic normalcy of families of random variables $X$ which count the number of occupied sites in some large set. We write $Prob(X=m)=p_mz_0^m/P(z_0)$, where $P(z)$ is the generating function $P(z)=\\sum_{j=0}^{N}p_jz^j$ and $z_0>0$. We give sufficient criteria, involving the location of the zeros of $P(z)$, for these families to satisfy a central limit theorem (CLT) and even a local CLT (LCLT); the theorems hold in the sense of estimates valid for large $N$ (we assume that $Var(X)$ is large when $N$ is). For example, if all the zeros lie in the closed left half plane then $X$ is asymptotically normal, and when the zeros satisfy some additional conditions then $X$ satisfies an LCLT. We apply these results to cases in which $X$ counts the number of edges in the (random) set of "occupied" edges in a graph, with constraints on the number of occupied edges attached to a given vertex. Our results also apply to systems of interacting particles, with $X$ counting the number of particles in a box $\\Lambda$ whose size approaches infinity; $P(z)$ is then the grand canonical partition function and its zeros are the Lee-Yang zeros.

  2. The SWIFT AGN and Cluster Survey I: Number Counts of AGN and Galaxy Clusters

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    Dai, Xinyu; Kochanek, Christopher S; Nugent, Jenna M; Bregman, Joel N

    2015-01-01

    The Swift AGN and Cluster Survey (SACS) uses 125 deg^2 of Swift XRT serendipitous fields with variable depths surrounding gamma-ray bursts to provide a medium depth (4e-15 erg/s/cm^2) and area survey filling the gap between deep, narrow Chandra/XMM-Newton surveys and wide, shallow ROSAT surveys. Here we present a catalog of 22,563 point sources and 442 extended sources and examine the number counts of the AGN and galaxy cluster populations. SACS provides excellent constraints on the AGN number counts at the bright end with negligible uncertainties due to cosmic variance, and these constraints are consistent with previous measurements. We use Wise mid-infrared (MIR) colors to classify the sources. For AGN we can roughly separate the point sources into MIR-red and MIR-blue AGN, finding roughly equal numbers of each type in the soft X-ray band (0.5-2 keV), but fewer MIR-blue sources in the hard X-ray band (2-8 keV). The cluster number counts, with 5% uncertainties from cosmic variance, are also consistent with p...

  3. Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for I-125 Thyroid Counting

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    Ovard R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

    2011-07-01

    This report describes the March 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for I-125 thyroid counting. The source used for the calibration was a DOE manufactured Am-241/Eu-152 source contained in a 22 ml vial BEA Am-241/Eu-152 RMC II-1 with energies from 26 keV to 344 keV. The center of the detector housing was positioned 64 inches from the vault floor. This position places the approximate center line of the detector housing at the center line of the source in the phantom thyroid tube. The energy and efficiency calibration were performed using an RMC II phantom (Appendix J). Performance testing was conducted using source BEA Am-241/Eu-152 RMC II-1 and Validation testing was performed using an I-125 source in a 30 ml vial (I-125 BEA Thyroid 002) and an ANSI N44.3 phantom (Appendix I). This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for counting the thyroid for I-125 and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

  4. Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for I-131 Thyroid Counting

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    Orval R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

    2011-07-01

    This report describes the March 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for I-131 thyroid counting. The source used for the calibration was an Analytics mixed gamma source 82834-121 distributed in an epoxy matrix in a Wheaton Liquid Scintillation Vial with energies from 88.0 keV to 1836.1 keV. The center of the detectors was position 64-feet from the vault floor. This position places the approximate center line of the detectors at the center line of the source in the thyroid tube. The calibration was performed using an RMC II phantom (Appendix J). Validation testing was performed using a Ba-133 source and an ANSI N44.3 Phantom (Appendix I). This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibrations including verification counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for counting the thyroid for I-131 and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

  5. North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement...

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    p.m. EDT, major losses of electric load occurred in the northeastern United States and Canada in the Eastern Interconnection. Although the exact cause is not known at present, the...

  6. Avoid communication outages in decentralized planning

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    Ponda, Sameera S.

    This paper proposes an extension to the Consensus-Based Bundle Algorithm (CBBA), a distributed task allocation framework previously developed at the Aerospace Control Laboratory (ACL), MIT, designed to address complex ...

  7. Evidences Behind Skype Outage Dario Rossi 1

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    to a service blackout that lasted for more than two days: this paper aims at throwing light to this event

  8. RESOLVED: Projectb filesystem outage July 9, 2012

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  10. Track NERSC Outages in Google Calendar

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  11. North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement |

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  12. Refinery Outages: Fourth-Quarter 2015

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  13. Characterization Methodology for Decommissioning Low and Intermediate Level Fissile Nuclide Contaminated Buried Soils and Process Piping Using Photon Counting 

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    Pritchard, Megan L

    2014-05-03

    A new approach to- and method for characterization of fissile nuclide contaminated soils and process piping has been developed and implemented for low and intermediate level wastes, using new calibration bases for photon counting. The method has...

  14. The impact of main belt asteroids on infrared--submillimetre photometry and source counts

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    Cs. Kiss; A. Pal; Th. G. Mueller; P. Abraham

    2007-11-28

    > Among the components of the infrared and submillimetre sky background, the closest layer is the thermal emission of dust particles and minor bodies in the Solar System. This contribution is especially important for current and future infrared and submillimetre space instruments --like those of Spitzer, Akari and Herschel -- and must be characterised by a reliable statistical model. > We describe the impact of the thermal emission of main belt asteroids on the 5...1000um photometry and source counts, for the current and future spaceborne and ground-based instruments, in general, as well as for specific dates and sky positions. > We used the statistical asteroid model (SAM) to calculate the positions of main belt asteroids down to a size of 1km, and calculated their infrared and submillimetre brightness using the standard thermal model. Fluctuation powers, confusion noise values and number counts were derived from the fluxes of individual asteroids. > We have constructed a large database of infrared and submillimetre fluxes for SAM asteroids with a temporal resolution of 5 days, covering the time span January 1, 2000 -- December 31, 2012. Asteroid fluctuation powers and number counts derived from this database can be obtained for a specific observation setup via our public web-interface. > Current space instruments working in the mid-infrared regime (Akari and Spitzer Space Telescopes) are affected by asteroid confusion noise in some specific areas of the sky, while the photometry of space infrared and submillimetre instruments in the near future (e.g. Herschel and Planck Space Observatories) will not be affected by asteroids. Faint main belt asteroids might also be responsible for most of the zodiacal emission fluctuations near the ecliptic.

  15. A system for the determination of uranium in meteorites by delayed -neutron counting 

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    Riley, John Edward

    1971-01-01

    by Becquerel during his search for the newly discovered "x-rays" (found by Roentgen in 1895) in a variety of phosphorescent minerals. In his pro- cedure Becquerel exposed the minerals to light, wrapped them in black paper to exc!ude all additional light... tivity. 16. F[RHE 2, Side (I) and Top (II) Views of Counting Assenhly 17. Aluminum was chosen as the detector cathode material because of its lower neutron cross section as compared to the other avails'nle material which was brass (Al: 0. 23 b; Cu...

  16. Longitudinal Bunch Pattern Measurements through Single Photon Counting at SPEAR3

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    Wang, Hongyi; /UC, San Diego

    2012-09-07

    The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a division of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is a synchrotron light source that provides x-rays for experimental use. As electrons are bent in the storage ring, they emit electromagnetic radiation. There are 372 different buckets which electrons can be loaded into. Different filling patterns produce different types of x-rays. What is the bunch pattern at a given time? Which filling pattern is better? Are there any flaws to the current injection system? These questions can be answered with this single photon counting experiment.

  17. Noise Equivalent Counts Based Emission Image Reconstruction Algorithm of Tomographic Gamma Scanning

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    Wang, Ke; Feng, Wei; Han, Dong

    2014-01-01

    Tomographic Gamma Scanning (TGS) is a technique used to assay the nuclide distribution and radioactivity in nuclear waste drums. Both transmission and emission scans are performed in TGS and the transmission image is used for the attenuation correction in emission reconstructions. The error of the transmission image, which is not considered by the existing reconstruction algorithms, negatively affects the final results. An emission reconstruction method based on Noise Equivalent Counts (NEC) is presented. Noises from the attenuation image are concentrated to the projection data to apply the NEC Maximum-Likelihood Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Experiments are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  18. Standard test method for determination of technetium-99 in uranium hexafluoride by liquid scintillation counting

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2008-01-01

    1.1 This test method is a quantitative method used to determine technetium-99 (99Tc) in uranium hexafluoride (UF6) by liquid scintillation counting. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

  19. The Feasibility of Building a 64x64 Port Count SOA-Based Optical Switch

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    Cheng, Qixiang; Ding, Minsheng; Wonfor, Adrian; Penty, Richard V.; White, Ian H.

    2015-01-01

    on silica planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology have been scaled up to 32 x 32 [3], and a record of 50 x 50 port count silicon-based switch has been announced with MEMS-Actuated Adiabatic Couplers [4]. These can potentially serve as optical circuit... ”, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 587–589, 2003. [3] S. Sohma, et. al., “Silica-based PLC Type 32 x 32 Optical Matrix Switch”, ECOC 2006, paper OThV4. [4] S. Han, et. al., “Monolithic 50x50 MEMS Silicon Photonic Switches...

  20. Equation of motion method for Full Counting Statistics: Steady state superradiance

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    Malte Vogl; Gernot Schaller; Eckehard Schöll; Tobias Brandes

    2012-08-31

    For the multi-mode Dicke model in a transport setting that exhibits collective boson transmissions, we construct the equation of motion for the cumulant generating function. Approximating the exact system of equations at the level of cumulant generating function and system operators at lowest order, allows us to recover master equation results of the Full Counting Statistics for certain parameter regimes at very low cost of computation. The thermodynamic limit, that is not accessible with the master equation approach, can be derived analytically for different approximations.

  1. Counting the Massive Vacua of N=1* Super Yang-Mills Theory

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    Bourget, Antoine

    2015-01-01

    We compute the number of massive vacua of N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory mass-deformed to preserve N=1 supersymmetry, for any gauge group G. We use semi-classical techniques and efficiently reproduce the known counting for A,B and C-type gauge groups, present the generating function for both O(2n) and SO(2n), and compute the supersymmetric index for gauge groups of exceptional type. A crucial role is played by the classification of nilpotent orbits, as well as global properties of their centralizers. We give illustrative examples of new features of our analysis for the D-type algebras.

  2. Noise Equivalent Counts Based Emission Image Reconstruction Algorithm of Tomographic Gamma Scanning

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    Ke Wang; Zheng Li; Wei Feng; Dong Han

    2014-04-17

    Tomographic Gamma Scanning (TGS) is a technique used to assay the nuclide distribution and radioactivity in nuclear waste drums. Both transmission and emission scans are performed in TGS and the transmission image is used for the attenuation correction in emission reconstructions. The error of the transmission image, which is not considered by the existing reconstruction algorithms, negatively affects the final results. An emission reconstruction method based on Noise Equivalent Counts (NEC) is presented. Noises from the attenuation image are concentrated to the projection data to apply the NEC Maximum-Likelihood Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Experiments are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  3. FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests

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  4. Learning How to Count: A High Multiplicity Search for the LHC (Journal

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  5. Learning How to Count: A High Multiplicity Search for the LHC (Journal

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  6. Power Counting of Contact-Range Currents in Effective Field Theory

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    M. Pavón Valderrama; Daniel R. Phillips

    2015-01-22

    We analyze the power counting of two-body currents in nuclear effective field theories (EFTs). We find that the existence of non-perturbative physics at low energies, which is manifest in the existence of the deuteron and the 1S0 NN virtual bound state, combined with the appearance of singular potentials in versions of nuclear EFT that incorporate chiral symmetry, modifies the renormalization-group flow of the couplings associated with contact operators that involve nucleon-nucleon pairs and external fields. The order of these couplings is thereby enhanced with respect to the naive-dimensional-analysis estimate. Consequently, short-range currents enter at a lower order in the chiral EFT than has been appreciated up until now, and their impact on low-energy observables is concomitantly larger. We illustrate the changes in the power counting with a few low-energy processes involving external probes and the few-nucleon systems, including electron-deuteron elastic scattering and radiative neutron capture by protons.

  7. Standard test method for nondestructive assay of plutonium by passive neutron multiplicity counting

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2008-01-01

    1.1 This test method describes the nondestructive assay of plutonium in forms such as metal, oxide, scrap, residue, or waste using passive neutron multiplicity counting. This test method provides results that are usually more accurate than conventional neutron coincidence counting. The method can be applied to a large variety of plutonium items in various containers including cans, 208-L drums, or 1900-L Standard Waste Boxes. It has been used to assay items whose plutonium content ranges from 1 g to 1000s of g. 1.2 There are several electronics or mathematical approaches available for multiplicity analysis, including the multiplicity shift register, the Euratom Time Correlation Analyzer, and the List Mode Module, as described briefly in Ref. (1). 1.3 This test method is primarily intended to address the assay of 240Pu-effective by moments-based multiplicity analysis using shift register electronics (1, 2, 3) and high efficiency neutron counters specifically designed for multiplicity analysis. 1.4 This tes...

  8. Unified single-photon and single-electron counting statistics: From cavity QED to electron transport

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    Lambert, Neill [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Chen, Yueh-Nan [Department of Physics and National Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Nori, Franco [Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040 (United States)

    2010-12-15

    A key ingredient of cavity QED is the coupling between the discrete energy levels of an atom and photons in a single-mode cavity. The addition of periodic ultrashort laser pulses allows one to use such a system as a source of single photons--a vital ingredient in quantum information and optical computing schemes. Here we analyze and time-adjust the photon-counting statistics of such a single-photon source and show that the photon statistics can be described by a simple transport-like nonequilibrium model. We then show that there is a one-to-one correspondence of this model to that of nonequilibrium transport of electrons through a double quantum dot nanostructure, unifying the fields of photon-counting statistics and electron-transport statistics. This correspondence empowers us to adapt several tools previously used for detecting quantum behavior in electron-transport systems (e.g., super-Poissonian shot noise and an extension of the Leggett-Garg inequality) to single-photon-source experiments.

  9. Association Between White Blood Cell Count Following Radiation Therapy With Radiation Pneumonitis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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    Tang, Chad; Gomez, Daniel R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Wang, Hongmei [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou (China); Levy, Lawrence B. [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Zhuang, Yan [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Xu, Ting; Nguyen, Quynh; Komaki, Ritsuko [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Liao, Zhongxing, E-mail: zliao@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

    2014-02-01

    Purpose: Radiation pneumonitis (RP) is an inflammatory response to radiation therapy (RT). We assessed the association between RP and white blood cell (WBC) count, an established metric of systemic inflammation, after RT for non-small cell lung cancer. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively analyzed 366 patients with non-small cell lung cancer who received ?60 Gy as definitive therapy. The primary endpoint was whether WBC count after RT (defined as 2 weeks through 3 months after RT completion) was associated with grade ?3 or grade ?2 RP. Median lung volume receiving ?20 Gy (V{sub 20}) was 31%, and post-RT WBC counts ranged from 1.7 to 21.2 × 10{sup 3} WBCs/?L. Odds ratios (ORs) associating clinical variables and post-RT WBC counts with RP were calculated via logistic regression. A recursive-partitioning algorithm was used to define optimal post-RT WBC count cut points. Results: Post-RT WBC counts were significantly higher in patients with grade ?3 RP than without (P<.05). Optimal cut points for post-RT WBC count were found to be 7.4 and 8.0 × 10{sup 3}/?L for grade ?3 and ?2 RP, respectively. Univariate analysis revealed significant associations between post-RT WBC count and grade ?3 (n=46, OR=2.6, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.4?4.9, P=.003) and grade ?2 RP (n=164, OR=2.0, 95% CI 1.2?3.4, P=.01). This association held in a stepwise multivariate regression. Of note, V{sub 20} was found to be significantly associated with grade ?2 RP (OR=2.2, 95% CI 1.2?3.4, P=.01) and trended toward significance for grade ?3 RP (OR=1.9, 95% CI 1.0-3.5, P=.06). Conclusions: Post-RT WBC counts were significantly and independently associated with RP and have potential utility as a diagnostic or predictive marker for this toxicity.

  10. The SCUBA 8-mJy survey - I: Sub-millimetre maps, sources and number counts

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    S. Scott; M. Fox; J. Dunlop; S. Serjeant; J. Peacock; R. Ivison; S. Oliver; R. Mann; A. Lawrence; A. Efstathiou; M. Rowan-Robinson; D. Hughes; E. Archibald; A. Blain; M. Longair

    2002-10-21

    We present maps, source lists, and number counts from the largest, unbiassed, extragalactic sub-mm survey so far undertaken with the SCUBA camera on the JCMT. Our maps cover 260 sq. arcmin, to a noise level S(850)=2.5 mJy/beam. We have reduced the data using both SURF, and our own pipeline which produces zero-footprint maps and noise images. The uncorrelated noise maps produced by the latter approach have allowed application of a maximum-likelihood method to measure the statistical significance of each peak, leading to properly quantified flux-density errors for all potential sources. We detect 19 sources with S/N > 4, 38 with S/N > 3.5, and 72 with S/N > 3. To assess completeness and the impact of source confusion we have applied our source extraction algorithm to a series of simulated images. The result is a new estimate of the sub-mm source counts in the flux-density range S(850)=5-15mJy, which we compare with other estimates, and with model predictions. Our estimate of the cumulative source count at S(850) > 8 mJy is 320 (+80,-100) per square degree. Assuming that the majority of sources have z > 1.5, the co-moving number density of high-z galaxies forming stars at a rate >1000 solar masses per year is 10^-5 per Mpc^3, with only a weak dependence on the precise redshift distribution. This number density corresponds to that of massive ellipticals with L > 3-4 L* at low redshift and is also the same as the co-moving number density of comparably massive, passively-evolving objects in the redshift band 1

  11. Ph.D. Thesis: Chiral Effective Field Theory Beyond the Power-Counting Regime

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    Jonathan M. M. Hall

    2011-10-17

    Novel techniques are presented, which identify the power-counting regime (PCR) of chiral effective field theory, and allow the use of lattice quantum chromodynamics results that extend outside the PCR. By analyzing the renormalization of low-energy coefficients of the chiral expansion of the nucleon mass, the existence of an optimal regularization scale is realized. The techniques developed for the nucleon mass renormalization are then applied to a test case: performing a chiral extrapolation without prior phenomenological bias. The robustness of the procedure for obtaining an optimal regularization scale and performing a reliable chiral extrapolation is confirmed. The procedure developed is then applied to the magnetic moment and the electric charge radius of the nucleon. The consistency of the results for the value of the optimal regularization scale provides strong evidence for the existence of an intrinsic energy scale in the nucleon-pion interaction.

  12. Ultimate low system dark count rate for superconducting nanowire single-photon detector

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    Hiroyuki Shibata; Kaoru Shimizu; Hiroki Takesue; Yasuhiro Tokura

    2015-07-07

    The dark count rate (DCR) is a key parameter of single-photon detectors. By introducing a bulk optical band-pass filter mounted on a fiber-to-fiber optical bench cooled at 3 K and blocking down to 5 micrometer, we suppressed the DCR of a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector by more than three orders of magnitude. The DCR is limited by the blackbody radiation through a signal passband of 20 nm bandwidth. The figure of merit, system detection efficiency, and DCR were 2.7 x 10^11, 2.3 %, and 0.001 Hz, respectively. Narrowing the bandwidth to 100 GHz suppresses the DCR to 0.0001 Hz and the figure of merit increases to 1.8 x 10^12.

  13. Ultimate low system dark count rate for superconducting nanowire single-photon detector

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    Shibata, Hiroyuki; Takesue, Hiroki; Tokura, Yasuhiro

    2015-01-01

    The dark count rate (DCR) is a key parameter of single-photon detectors. By introducing a bulk optical band-pass filter mounted on a fiber-to-fiber optical bench cooled at 3 K and blocking down to 5 micrometer, we suppressed the DCR of a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector by more than three orders of magnitude. The DCR is limited by the blackbody radiation through a signal passband of 20 nm bandwidth. The figure of merit, system detection efficiency, and DCR were 2.7 x 10^11, 2.3 %, and 0.001 Hz, respectively. Narrowing the bandwidth to 100 GHz suppresses the DCR to 0.0001 Hz and the figure of merit increases to 1.8 x 10^12.

  14. Influence from cosmological uncertainties on galaxy number count at faint limit

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    K. J. Shen; Q. Zhang; Xin-he Meng

    2015-03-13

    Counting galaxy number density with wide range sky surveys has been well adopted in researches focusing on revealing evolution pattern of different types of galaxies. As understood intuitively the astrophysics environment physics is intimated affected by cosmology priors with theoretical estimation or vise versa, or simply stating that the astrophysics effect couples the corresponding cosmology observations or the way backwards. In this article we try to quantify the influence on galaxy number density prediction at faint luminosity limit from the uncertainties in cosmology, and how much the uncertainties blur the detection of galaxy evolution, with the hope that this trying may indeed help for precise and physical cosmology study in near future or vise versa

  15. Influence from cosmological uncertainties on galaxy number count at faint limit

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    Shen, K J; Meng, Xin-he

    2015-01-01

    Counting galaxy number density with wide range sky surveys has been well adopted in researches focusing on revealing evolution pattern of different types of galaxies. As understood intuitively the astrophysics environment physics is intimated affected by cosmology priors with theoretical estimation or vise versa, or simply stating that the astrophysics effect couples the corresponding cosmology observations or the way backwards. In this article we try to quantify the influence on galaxy number density prediction at faint luminosity limit from the uncertainties in cosmology, and how much the uncertainties blur the detection of galaxy evolution, with the hope that this trying may indeed help for precise and physical cosmology study in near future or vise versa

  16. An accurate determination of the Avogadro constant by counting the atoms in a 28Si crystal

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    Andreas, B; Bartl, G; Becker, P; Bettin, H; Borys, M; Busch, I; Gray, M; Fuchs, P; Fujii, K; Fujimoto, H; Kessler, E; Krumrey, M; Kuetgens, U; Kuramoto, N; Mana, G; Manson, P; Massa, E; Mizushima, S; Nicolaus, A; Picard, A; Pramann, A; Rienitz, O; Schiel, D; Valkiers, S; Waseda, A

    2010-01-01

    The Avogadro constant links the atomic and the macroscopic properties of matter. Since the molar Planck constant is well known via the measurement of the Rydberg constant, it is also closely related to the Planck constant. In addition, its accurate determination is of paramount importance for a definition of the kilogram in terms of a fundamental constant. We describe a new approach for its determination by "counting" the atoms in 1 kg single-crystal spheres, which are highly enriched with the 28Si isotope. It enabled isotope dilution mass spectroscopy to determine the molar mass of the silicon crystal with unprecedented accuracy. The value obtained, 6.02214084(18) x 10^23 mol^-1, is the most accurate input datum for a new definition of the kilogram.

  17. Galaxy Evolution, Deep Galaxy Counts and the Near-IR Cosmic Infrared Background

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    R. Jimenez; A. Kashlinsky

    1998-09-15

    Accurate synthetic models of stellar populations are constructed and used in evolutionary models of stellar populations in forming galaxies. Following their formation, the late type galaxies are assumed to follow the Schmidt law for star formation, while early type galaxies are normalized to the present-day fundamental plane relations assumed to mimic the metallicity variations along their luminosity sequence. We then compute predictions of these models for the observational data at early epochs for various cosmological parameters $\\Omega, \\Omega_\\Lambda$ and $H_0$. We find good match to the metallicity data from the damped $L_\\alpha$ systems and the evolution of the luminosity density out to $z\\simeq 1$. Likewise, our models provide good fits for low values of $\\Omega$ to the deep number counts of galaxies in all bands where data is available; this is done without assuming existence of extra populations of galaxies at high $z$. Our models also match the data on the redshift distribution of galaxy counts in $B$ and $K$ bands. We compute the predicted mean levels and angular distribution of the cosmic infrared background produced from the early evolution of galaxies. The predicted fluxes and fluctuations are still below the current observational limits, but not by a large factor. Finally, we find that the recent detection of the diffuse extragalactic light in the visible bands requires for our models high redshift of galaxy formation, $z_f \\geq$(3-4); otherwise the produced flux of the extragalactic light at optical bands exceeds the current observational limits.

  18. Power counting and renormalization group invariance in the subtracted kernel method for the two-nucleon system

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    Sérgio Szpigel; Varese S. Timóteo

    2012-07-26

    We apply the subtracted kernel method (SKM), a renormalization approach based on recursive multiple subtractions performed in the kernel of the scattering equation, to the chiral nucleon-nucleon (NN) interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO). We evaluate the phase-shifts in the 1S0 channel at each order in Weinberg's power counting scheme and in a modified power counting scheme which yields a systematic power-law improvement. We also explicitly demonstrate that the SKM procedure is renormalization group invariant under the change of the subtraction scale through a non-relativistic Callan-Symanzik flow equation for the evolution of the renormalized NN interactions.

  19. A large HPGe detector for the non-destructive radioassay of an ultra-low-background counting facility

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    M. Fechner; C. Henson; J. Gaffiot; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; G. Mention; Th. A. Mueller; R. Quéval; R. Svoboda

    2011-01-20

    We present the use of a low background counting facility, equipped with a p-type 80% relative efficiency HPGe detector, protected by active and passive shielding, and large enough to count a 10" photo-multiplier tube (PMT). A GEANT4 Monte-Carlo of this detector was developed and tuned to 3% accuracy. We report the U, Th, and K contents in three different types of PMTs used in current neutrino experiments, with accuracies of $\\sim 10$ ppb for U and Th and of $\\sim 15$ ppm for K.

  20. PHYSICAL REVIEW A 84, 043824 (2011) Full counting statistics of energy fluctuations in a driven quantum resonator

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    Clerk, Aashish

    2011-01-01

    PHYSICAL REVIEW A 84, 043824 (2011) Full counting statistics of energy fluctuations in a driven (Received 3 June 2011; published 14 October 2011) We consider the statistics of time-integrated energy cascading of fluctuations, these statistics are surprisingly nonclassical: the low-temperature, quantum

  1. 1166 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, VOL. 48, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1999 A Multichannel Photon Counting System for

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    Athens, University of

    of which are in the fields of medical electronics (confocal microscopy) and bio-electronics, air pollution. Index Terms-- Air pollution, laser gas sensor, multichannel gas monitoring, optoelectronic measurement a multichannel photon- counting system for the in situ quantitative monitoring of up to five air pollutants

  2. Integrating optics and microfluidics for time-correlated single-photon counting in lab-on-a-chip devices

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    Buller, Gerald S.

    Integrating optics and microfluidics for time-correlated single-photon counting in lab waveguides with lab-on-a-chip structures to produce an integrated optical-microfluidic platform for time layers. Microfluidic channels were dry etched directly through the waveguides and the device was sealed

  3. TREE TRAILS Tree measurement is fundamental to the practice of forestry. Foresters count trees and measure trees.

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    ) select and use appropriate units and formulas to measure length, perimeter, area, and volume. Science: 5 standard units of measure. Point out that not all of the display measuring instruments have the same1 TREE TRAILS Tree measurement is fundamental to the practice of forestry. Foresters count trees

  4. Feasibility Study of Single-Photon Counting Using a Fine-mesh Phototube for an Aerogel Readout

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    R. Enomoto et al

    1994-12-14

    The fine-mesh phototube is one type of photodetector which can be used under a strong magnetic field. For an aerogel readout, the single-photon detection efficiency should be close to 100\\% in order to identify particle species. We carried out a feasibility study of single-photon counting using fine-mesh phototubes, and obtained a possible solution.

  5. Biernbaum, Production Costs, HRT 322, 1998, pg 1 Greenhouse Crop Production: Counting the Costs and Making Cents

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    Isaacs, Rufus

    Biernbaum, Production Costs, HRT 322, 1998, pg 1 Greenhouse Crop Production: Counting the Costs are the cost of production and the profitability of a crop calculated? What are variable and fixed costs? What of production and the income generated from sales meets your personal goal. A financial prospectus or estimate

  6. Risk communication with Fukushima residents affected by the Fukushima Daiichi accident at whole-body counting

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    Gunji, I.; Furuno, A.; Yonezawa, R.; Sugiyama, K. [Risk Communication Study Office, Japan Atomic Energy Agency 4-33 Muramatsu, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, 319-1194 (Japan)

    2013-07-01

    After the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the Tokai Research and Development Center of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have had direct dialogue as risk communication with Fukushima residents who underwent whole-body counting examination (WBC). The purpose of the risk communication was to exchange information and opinions about radiation in order to mitigate Fukushima residents' anxiety and stress. Two kinds of opinion surveys were performed: one survey evaluated residents' views of the nuclear accident itself and the second survey evaluated the management of WBC examination as well as the quality of JAEA's communication skills on risks. It appears that most Fukushima residents seem to have reduced their anxiety level after the direct dialogue. The results of the surveys show that Fukushima residents have the deepest anxiety and concern about their long-term health issues and that they harbor anger toward the government and TEPCO. On the other hand, many WBC patients and patients' relatives have expressed gratitude for help in reducing their feelings of anxiety.

  7. Degree of polarization and source counts of faint radio sources from Stacking Polarized intensity

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    Stil, J. M.; George, S. J.; Keller, B. W.; Taylor, A. R.

    2014-06-01

    We present stacking polarized intensity as a means to study the polarization of sources that are too faint to be detected individually in surveys of polarized radio sources. Stacking offers not only high sensitivity to the median signal of a class of radio sources, but also avoids a detection threshold in polarized intensity, and therefore an arbitrary exclusion of sources with a low percentage of polarization. Correction for polarization bias is done through a Monte Carlo analysis and tested on a simulated survey. We show that the nonlinear relation between the real polarized signal and the detected signal requires knowledge of the shape of the distribution of fractional polarization, which we constrain using the ratio of the upper quartile to the lower quartile of the distribution of stacked polarized intensities. Stacking polarized intensity for NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) sources down to the detection limit in Stokes I, we find a gradual increase in median fractional polarization that is consistent with a trend that was noticed before for bright NVSS sources, but is much more gradual than found by previous deep surveys of radio polarization. Consequently, the polarized radio source counts derived from our stacking experiment predict fewer polarized radio sources for future surveys with the Square Kilometre Array and its pathfinders.

  8. Tissue-equivalent torso phantom for calibration of transuranic-nuclide counting facilities

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    Griffith, R.V.; Anderson, A.L.; Dean, P.N.; Fisher, J.C.; Sundbeck, C.W.

    1986-01-16

    Several tissue-equivalent human-torso phantoms have been constructed for the calibration of counting systems used for in-vivo measurement of transuranic radionuclides. The phantoms contain a simulated human rib cage (in some cases, real bone) and removable model organs, and they include tissue-equivalent chest plates that can be placed over the torso to simulate people with a wide range of statures. The organs included are the lungs, liver, and tracheobronchial lymph nodes. Polyurethane with varying concentrations of added calcium was used to simulate the linear photon-attenuation properties of various human tissues, including lean muscle, adipose-muscle mixtures, cartilage, and bone. Foamed polyurethane was used to simulate lung tissue. Organs have been loaded with highly pure /sup 238/Pu, /sup 239/Pu, /sup 241/Am, and other radionuclides of interest. The validity of the phantom as a calibration standard has been checked in separate intercomparison studies using human subjects whose lungs contained a plutonium simulant. The resulting phantom calibration factors generally compared to within +-20% of the average calibration factors obtained for the human subjects.

  9. In Quantum Computing Speedup Illusory?: The False Coin of "Counting Function Evaluations"

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    David Ellerman

    2015-08-17

    By using a new way to encode Boolean functions in a reversible gate, an algorithm is developed in quantum computing over Z_2, symbolized QC/2, (as opposed to QC over C) that needs only one function evaluation to solve the Grover Database Search Problem of finding a designated record among 2^m records for any m. In the usual Grover algorithm in quantum computing over C, one needs essentially Sqrt(2^m) function evaluations as opposed to the average of (2^m)/2 functions evaluations needed in the classical algorithm. The one function evaluation of the QC/2 algorithm (for any m) represents such a super speedup, even over the Grover algorithm in QC/C, that one feels something has gone awry. Indeed, our analysis of the transparent calculations of Boolean functions over Z_2 shows that the classical algorithm is just repackaged in a rather obvious way in the single function evaluation of the QC/2 algorithm--whereas the calculations are hidden and non-transparent in the Grover QC/C algorithm using C. The conclusion in both cases (which is rather obvious in the QC/2 case) is that "counting function evaluations" is a false coin to measure speedup in the comparison between quantum and classical computing.

  10. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOLUMfE 60. NUMBER 5 Photoelectron-Counting Distributions for Irradiance-Modulated Radiation*

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    Teich, Malvin C.

    -Counting Distributions for Irradiance-Modulated Radiation* PAUL DIAMENT AND M. C. TEICH Deparltment of Electrical photoelectron-counting statistics and fluctuations of irradiance has been developed to a high degree quasimonochromatic, linearly polarized radiation illuminating a photoelectric detector. The irradiance fluctuates

  11. Chandra Multiwavelength Project X-ray Point Source Number Counts and the Cosmic X-ray Background

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    Minsun Kim; Belinda J. Wilkes; Dong-Woo Kim; Paul J. Green; Wayne A. Barkhouse; Myung Gyoon Lee; John D. Silverman; Harvey D. Tananbaum

    2006-11-28

    We present the Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP) X-ray point source number counts and the cosmic X-ray background (CXRB) flux densities in multiple energy bands. From the ChaMP X-ray point source catalog, ~5,500 sources are selected covering 9.6 deg^2 in sky area. To quantitatively characterize the sensitivity and completeness of the ChaMP sample, we perform extensive simulations. We also include the ChaMP+CDFs (Chandra Deep Fields) number counts to cover large flux ranges from 2x10^{-17} to 2.4x10^{-12} (0.5-2 keV) and from 2x10^{-16} to 7.1x10^{-12} (2-8 keV) erg/cm^2/sec. The ChaMP and the ChaMP+CDFs differential number counts are well fitted with a broken power law. The best fit faint and bright power indices are 1.49^{+0.02}_{-0.02} and 2.36^{+0.05}_{-0.05} (0.5-2 keV), and 1.58^{+0.01}_{-0.01} and 2.59^{+0.06}_{-0.05} (2-8 keV), respectively. We detect breaks in the differential number counts and they appear at different fluxes in different energy bands. Assuming a single power law model for a source spectrum, we find that the same population(s) of soft X-ray sources causes the break in the differential number counts for all energy bands. We measure the resolved CXRB flux densities from the ChaMP and the ChaMP+CDFs number counts with and without bright target sources. Adding the known unresolved CXRB to the ChaMP+CDF resolved CXRB, we also estimate total CXRB flux densities. The fractions of the resolved CXRB without target sources are 78^{+1}_{-1}% and 81^{+2}_{-2}% in the 0.5-2 keV and 2-8 keV bands, respectively, somewhat lower, though generally consistent with earlier numbers since their large errors. These fractions increase by ~1% when target sources are included.

  12. Impact of sensitivity and throughput on optimum selection of a low-background alpha/beta gross counting system

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    Seymour, R.; Sergent, F.; Knight, K.; Kyker, B.

    1992-12-31

    Selection of the appropriate low-background counting system is determined by the laboratory`s measurement requirements including the radionuclide activities being measured, required sensitivity, sample volume, sample throughput, operator skill, automation, reporting requirements, budget, reliability, service, and upgrade capability. These requirements are ranked differently by each user. Nevertheless, any selection requires that the sensitivity and sample throughput be evaluated first because these parameters are instrument-specific, cannot be changed after the equipment is purchased and are easily quantified beforehand. Many of the other criteria are also related to sensitivity and affect the choice of instrument. Mathematical expressions, useful in evaluating sensitivity and throughput, are reviewed, extended, and applied to selecting a low-background alpha/beta counting system.

  13. SU-E-I-77: A Noise Reduction Technique for Energy-Resolved Photon-Counting Detectors

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    Lam Ng, A; Ding, H; Cho, H; Molloi, S

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Finding the optimal energy threshold setting for an energy-resolved photon-counting detector has an important impact on the maximization of contrast-to-noise-ratio (CNR). We introduce a noise reduction method to enhance CNR by reducing the noise in each energy bin without altering the average gray levels in the projection and image domains. Methods: We simulated a four bin energy-resolved photon-counting detector based on Si with a 10 mm depth of interaction. TASMIP algorithm was used to simulate a spectrum of 65 kVp with 2.7 mm Al filter. A 13 mm PMMA phantom with hydroxyapatite and iodine at different concentrations (100, 200 and 300 mg/ml for HA, and 2, 4, and 8 mg/ml for Iodine) was used. Projection-based and Image-based energy weighting methods were used to generate weighted images. A reference low noise image was used for noise reduction purposes. A Gaussian-like weighting function which computes the similarity between pixels of interest was calculated from the reference image and implemented on a pixel by pixel basis for the noisy images. Results: CNR improvement compared to different methods (Charge-Integrated, Photon-Counting and Energy-Weighting) and after noise reduction was highly task-dependent. The CNR improvement with respect to the Charge-Integrated CNR for hydroxyapatite and iodine were 1.8 and 1.5, respectively. In each of the energy bins, the noise was reduced by approximately factor of two without altering their respective average gray levels. Conclusion: The proposed noise reduction technique for energy-resolved photon-counting detectors can significantly reduce image noise. This technique can be used as a compliment to the current energy-weighting methods in CNR optimization.

  14. The Design, Construction, and Initial Characterization of an Ultra-Low-Background Gas-Proportional Counting System

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    Seifert, Allen; Aalseth, Craig E.; Day, Anthony R.; Fuller, Erin S.; Hoppe, Eric W.; Keillor, Martin E.; Mace, Emily K.; Overman, Cory T.; Warren, Glen A.

    2013-05-01

    ABSTRACT Over the past several years, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed an ultra-low background proportional counter (ULBPC) technology. The resulting detector is the product of an effort to produce a low-background, physically robust gas proportional counter for applications like radon emanation measurements, groundwater tritium, and 37Ar. In order to fully take advantage of the inherent low-background properties designed into the ULBPC, a comparably low-background dedicated counting system is required. An ultra-low-background counting system (ULBCS) was recently built in the new shallow underground laboratory at PNNL. With a design depth of 30 meters water-equivalent, the shallow underground laboratory provides approximately 100x fewer fast neutrons and 6x fewer muons than a surface location. The ULBCS itself provides additional shielding in the form of active anti-cosmic veto (via 2-in. thick plastic scintillator paddles) and passive borated poly (1 in.), lead (6 in.), and copper (~3 in.) shielding. This work will provide details on PNNL’s new shallow underground laboratory, examine the motivation for the design of the counting system, and provide results from the characterization of the ULBCS, including initial detector background.

  15. High quantum efficiency and low dark count rate in multi-layer superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors

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    Jafari Salim, A. Eftekharian, A.; Hamed Majedi, A.

    2014-02-07

    In this paper, we theoretically show that a multi-layer superconducting nanowire single-photon detector (SNSPD) is capable of approaching characteristics of an ideal SNSPD in terms of the quantum efficiency, dark count, and band-width. A multi-layer structure improves the performance in two ways. First, the potential barrier for thermally activated vortex crossing, which is the major source of dark counts and the reduction of the critical current in SNSPDs is elevated. In a multi-layer SNSPD, a vortex is made of 2D-pancake vortices that form a stack. It will be shown that the stack of pancake vortices effectively experiences a larger potential barrier compared to a vortex in a single-layer SNSPD. This leads to an increase in the experimental critical current as well as significant decrease in the dark count rate. In consequence, an increase in the quantum efficiency for photons of the same energy or an increase in the sensitivity to photons of lower energy is achieved. Second, a multi-layer structure improves the efficiency of single-photon absorption by increasing the effective optical thickness without compromising the single-photon sensitivity.

  16. Comparison of MCNP6 and experimental results for neutron counts, Rossi-{alpha}, and Feynman-{alpha} distributions

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    Talamo, A.; Gohar, Y.; Sadovich, S.; Kiyavitskaya, H.; Bournos, V.; Fokov, Y.; Routkovskaya, C.

    2013-07-01

    MCNP6, the general-purpose Monte Carlo N-Particle code, has the capability to perform time-dependent calculations by tracking the time interval between successive events of the neutron random walk. In fixed-source calculations for a subcritical assembly, the zero time value is assigned at the moment the neutron is emitted by the external neutron source. The PTRAC and F8 cards of MCNP allow to tally the time when a neutron is captured by {sup 3}He(n, p) reactions in the neutron detector. From this information, it is possible to build three different time distributions: neutron counts, Rossi-{alpha}, and Feynman-{alpha}. The neutron counts time distribution represents the number of neutrons captured as a function of time. The Rossi-a distribution represents the number of neutron pairs captured as a function of the time interval between two capture events. The Feynman-a distribution represents the variance-to-mean ratio, minus one, of the neutron counts array as a function of a fixed time interval. The MCNP6 results for these three time distributions have been compared with the experimental data of the YALINA Thermal facility and have been found to be in quite good agreement. (authors)

  17. J- and Ks-band Galaxy Counts and Color Distributions in the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole Field

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    Koji Imai; Hideo Matsuhara; Shinki Oyabu; Takehiko Wada; Toshinobu Takagi; Naofumi Fujishiro; Hitoshi Hanami; Chris P. Pearson

    2007-02-09

    We present the J- and Ks-band galaxy counts and galaxy colors covering 750 square arcminutes in the deep AKARI North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) field, using the FLoridA Multi-object Imaging Near-ir Grism Observational Spectrometer (FLAMINGOS) on the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) 2.1m telescope. The limiting magnitudes with a signal-to-noise ratio of three in the deepest regions are 21.85 and 20.15 in the J- and Ks-bands respectively in the Vega magnitude system. The J- and Ks-band galaxy counts in the AKARI NEP field are broadly in good agreement with those of other results in the literature, however we find some indication of a change in the galaxy number count slope at J~19.5 and over the magnitude range 18.0 < Ks < 19.5. We interpret this feature as a change in the dominant population at these magnitudes because we also find an associated change in the B - Ks color distribution at these magnitudes where the number of blue samples in the magnitude range 18.5 < Ks < 19.5 is significantly larger than that of Ks < 17.5.

  18. Low-noise low-jitter 32-pixels CMOS single-photon avalanche diodes array for single-photon counting from 300 nm to 900 nm

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    Scarcella, Carmelo; Tosi, Alberto, E-mail: alberto.tosi@polimi.it; Villa, Federica; Tisa, Simone; Zappa, Franco [Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano (Italy)] [Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano (Italy)

    2013-12-15

    We developed a single-photon counting multichannel detection system, based on a monolithic linear array of 32 CMOS SPADs (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes). All channels achieve a timing resolution of 100 ps (full-width at half maximum) and a photon detection efficiency of 50% at 400 nm. Dark count rate is very low even at room temperature, being about 125 counts/s for 50 ?m active area diameter SPADs. Detection performance and microelectronic compactness of this CMOS SPAD array make it the best candidate for ultra-compact time-resolved spectrometers with single-photon sensitivity from 300 nm to 900 nm.

  19. A comparative analysis of OTF, NPS, and DQE in energy integrating and photon counting digital x-ray detectors

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    Acciavatti, Raymond J.; Maidment, Andrew D. A.

    2010-12-15

    Purpose: One of the benefits of photon counting (PC) detectors over energy integrating (EI) detectors is the absence of many additive noise sources, such as electronic noise and secondary quantum noise. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate that thresholding voltage gains to detect individual x rays actually generates an unexpected source of white noise in photon counters. Methods: To distinguish the two detector types, their point spread function (PSF) is interpreted differently. The PSF of the energy integrating detector is treated as a weighting function for counting x rays, while the PSF of the photon counting detector is interpreted as a probability. Although this model ignores some subtleties of real imaging systems, such as scatter and the energy-dependent amplification of secondary quanta in indirect-converting detectors, it is useful for demonstrating fundamental differences between the two detector types. From first principles, the optical transfer function (OTF) is calculated as the continuous Fourier transform of the PSF, the noise power spectra (NPS) is determined by the discrete space Fourier transform (DSFT) of the autocovariance of signal intensity, and the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) is found from combined knowledge of the OTF and NPS. To illustrate the calculation of the transfer functions, the PSF is modeled as the convolution of a Gaussian with the product of rect functions. The Gaussian reflects the blurring of the x-ray converter, while the rect functions model the sampling of the detector. Results: The transfer functions are first calculated assuming outside noise sources such as electronic noise and secondary quantum noise are negligible. It is demonstrated that while OTF is the same for two detector types possessing an equivalent PSF, a frequency-independent (i.e., ''white'') difference in their NPS exists such that NPS{sub PC}{>=}NPS{sub EI} and hence DQE{sub PC}{<=}DQE{sub EI}. The necessary and sufficient condition for equality is that the PSF is a binary function given as zero or unity everywhere. In analyzing the model detector with Gaussian blurring, the difference in NPS and DQE between the two detector types is found to increase with the blurring of the x-ray converter. Ultimately, the expression for the additive white noise of the photon counter is compared against the expression for electronic noise and secondary quantum noise in an energy integrator. Thus, a method is provided to determine the average secondary quanta that the energy integrator must produce for each x ray to have superior DQE to a photon counter with the same PSF. Conclusions: This article develops analytical models of OTF, NPS, and DQE for energy integrating and photon counting digital x-ray detectors. While many subtleties of real imaging systems have not been modeled, this work is illustrative in demonstrating an additive source of white noise in photon counting detectors which has not yet been described in the literature. One benefit of this analysis is a framework for determining the average secondary quanta that an energy integrating detector must produce for each x ray to have superior DQE to competing photon counting technology.

  20. Unified single-photon and single-electron counting statistics: from cavity-QED to electron transport

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    Lambert, Neill; Nori, Franco

    2010-01-01

    A key ingredient of cavity quantum-electrodynamics (QED) is the coupling between the discrete energy levels of an atom and photons in a single-mode cavity. The addition of periodic ultra-short laser pulses allows one to use such a system as a source of single photons; a vital ingredient in quantum information and optical computing schemes. Here, we analyze and ``time-adjust'' the photon-counting statistics of such a single-photon source, and show that the photon statistics can be described by a simple `transport-like' non-equilibrium model. We then show that there is a one-to-one correspondence of this model to that of non-equilibrium transport of electrons through a double quantum dot nanostructure. Then we prove that the statistics of the tunnelling electrons is equivalent to the statistics of the emitted photons. This represents a unification of the fields of photon counting statistics and electron transport statistics. This correspondence empowers us to adapt several tools previously used for detecting qu...

  1. Unified single-photon and single-electron counting statistics: from cavity-QED to electron transport

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    Neill Lambert; Yueh-Nan Chen; Franco Nori

    2010-08-26

    A key ingredient of cavity quantum-electrodynamics (QED) is the coupling between the discrete energy levels of an atom and photons in a single-mode cavity. The addition of periodic ultra-short laser pulses allows one to use such a system as a source of single photons; a vital ingredient in quantum information and optical computing schemes. Here, we analyze and ``time-adjust'' the photon-counting statistics of such a single-photon source, and show that the photon statistics can be described by a simple `transport-like' non-equilibrium model. We then show that there is a one-to-one correspondence of this model to that of non-equilibrium transport of electrons through a double quantum dot nanostructure. Then we prove that the statistics of the tunnelling electrons is equivalent to the statistics of the emitted photons. This represents a unification of the fields of photon counting statistics and electron transport statistics. This correspondence empowers us to adapt several tools previously used for detecting quantum behavior in electron transport systems (e.g., super-Poissonian shot noise, and an extension of the Leggett-Garg inequality) to single-photon-source experiments.

  2. Faint submillimeter galaxies revealed by multifield deep ALMA observations: number counts, spatial clustering, and a dark submillimeter line emitter

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    Ono, Yoshiaki; Ouchi, Masami; Momose, Rieko; Kurono, Yasutaka

    2014-11-01

    We present the statistics of faint submillimeter/millimeter galaxies (SMGs) and serendipitous detections of a submillimeter/millimeter line emitter (SLE) with no multi-wavelength continuum counterpart revealed by the deep ALMA observations. We identify faint SMGs with flux densities of 0.1-1.0 mJy in the deep Band-6 and Band-7 maps of 10 independent fields that reduce cosmic variance effects. The differential number counts at 1.2 mm are found to increase with decreasing flux density down to 0.1 mJy. Our number counts indicate that the faint (0.1-1.0 mJy, or SFR{sub IR} ? 30-300 M {sub ?} yr{sup –1}) SMGs contribute nearly a half of the extragalactic background light (EBL), while the remaining half of the EBL is mostly contributed by very faint sources with flux densities of <0.1 mJy (SFR{sub IR} ? 30 M {sub ?} yr{sup –1}). We conduct counts-in-cells analysis with multifield ALMA data for the faint SMGs, and obtain a coarse estimate of galaxy bias, b {sub g} < 4. The galaxy bias suggests that the dark halo masses of the faint SMGs are ? 7 × 10{sup 12} M {sub ?}, which is smaller than those of bright (>1 mJy) SMGs, but consistent with abundant high-z star-forming populations, such as sBzKs, LBGs, and LAEs. Finally, we report the serendipitous detection of SLE-1, which has no continuum counterparts in our 1.2 mm-band or multi-wavelength images, including ultra deep HST/WFC3 and Spitzer data. The SLE has a significant line at 249.9 GHz with a signal-to-noise ratio of 7.1. If the SLE is not a spurious source made by the unknown systematic noise of ALMA, the strong upper limits of our multi-wavelength data suggest that the SLE would be a faint galaxy at z ? 6.

  3. Evaluation of two-stage system for neutron measurement aiming at increase in count rate at Japan Atomic Energy Agency-Fusion Neutronics Source

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    Shinohara, K., E-mail: shinohara.koji@jaea.go.jp; Ochiai, K.; Sukegawa, A. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan); Ishii, K.; Kitajima, S. [Department of Quantum Science and Energy Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579 (Japan); Baba, M. [Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578 (Japan); Sasao, M. [Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University, Kyoto 602-8580 (Japan)

    2014-11-15

    In order to increase the count rate capability of a neutron detection system as a whole, we propose a multi-stage neutron detection system. Experiments to test the effectiveness of this concept were carried out on Fusion Neutronics Source. Comparing four configurations of alignment, it was found that the influence of an anterior stage on a posterior stage was negligible for the pulse height distribution. The two-stage system using 25 mm thickness scintillator was about 1.65 times the count rate capability of a single detector system for d-D neutrons and was about 1.8 times the count rate capability for d-T neutrons. The results suggested that the concept of a multi-stage detection system will work in practice.

  4. ELLIPTICAL WEIGHTED HOLICs FOR WEAK LENSING SHEAR MEASUREMENT. III. THE EFFECT OF RANDOM COUNT NOISE ON IMAGE MOMENTS IN WEAK LENSING ANALYSIS

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    Okura, Yuki; Futamase, Toshifumi E-mail: tof@astr.tohoku.ac.jp

    2013-07-01

    This is the third paper on the improvement of systematic errors in weak lensing analysis using an elliptical weight function, referred to as E-HOLICs. In previous papers, we succeeded in avoiding errors that depend on the ellipticity of the background image. In this paper, we investigate the systematic error that depends on the signal-to-noise ratio of the background image. We find that the origin of this error is the random count noise that comes from the Poisson noise of sky counts. The random count noise makes additional moments and centroid shift error, and those first-order effects are canceled in averaging, but the second-order effects are not canceled. We derive the formulae that correct this systematic error due to the random count noise in measuring the moments and ellipticity of the background image. The correction formulae obtained are expressed as combinations of complex moments of the image, and thus can correct the systematic errors caused by each object. We test their validity using a simulated image and find that the systematic error becomes less than 1% in the measured ellipticity for objects with an IMCAT significance threshold of {nu} {approx} 11.7.

  5. BYOB Seminar / PDC 6770 "High Tech Entrepreneurship" Note: 1.5 hours will be counted toward the course requirement of ENGG677, IDPO 6770 for RPg

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    BYOB Seminar / PDC 6770 "High Tech Entrepreneurship" Note: 1.5 hours will be counted toward by seasoned entrepreneurs. High Tech Entrepreneurship Date: 5 November 2013 (Tuesday) Time: 6:00 pm ­ 7:00 pm : Dr Edmund Sun, Director of S Square System Limited Abstract This seminar will introduce high tech

  6. Regression coefficient maps showing that Nadir CD4+ count is correlated with regional white matter volumes (FDR q=0.05, critical P=0.03)

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    Thompson, Paul

    Results Regression coefficient maps showing that Nadir CD4+ count is correlated with regional white matter volumes (FDR q=0.05, critical P=0.03) Regression coefficient maps showing that NAA levels of neurodegeneration. At each voxel in the brain, multiple regression was used to assess associations between regional

  7. Demonstration of the Feasibility of Large Port Count Optical Switching Using a Hybrid MZI SOA Switch Module in a Recirculating Loop

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    Cheng, Q.; Wonfor, A.; Wei, J. L.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H.

    2014-09-02

    , demonstrating the feasibility of building such large port count devices based on the hybrid MZI-SOA approach. The 2×2 hybrid switch module is constructed, in a 2 mm × 6 mm photonic integrated circuit (PIC) with fixed 500 ?m spaced input/output ports, using a...

  8. Parsons Hall Emergency Operations Plan

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    Pringle, James "Jamie"

    ...................................................... 3 B. Power Outage ............................................................................................................................... 11 B. Power Outage

  9. Outage Performance of Cognitive Wireless Relay Kyounghwan Lee Aylin Yener

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    Yener, Aylin

    nodes and a primary (licensed) node. Cognitive nodes relay information from the source depending source nodes com- municate to their destinations via multiple hops facilitated by intermediate cognitive nodes able to acquire spectrum holes. Specifically, we consider a model that consists of a source node

  10. Management of inventory to reduce outages in supply feeder

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    Mielczarski, W.; Khan, M.E.; Sugianto, L.F. [Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia)

    1995-12-31

    The paper presents an application of Dynamic Programming to optimal allocation of resources in spare items to increase reliability of supply. System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) has been selected as the performance index. Distribution transformers have been selected to investigate applicability of the proposed approach to distribution network equipment. The paper provides an analysis of relationships between the index assumed and parameters of distribution systems. Results of optimization for four levels of budget limitation show that resources can be allocated in the best way by Dynamic Programming but results depend on the assumed performance index and its parameters.

  11. Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for March 2011...

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    fluctuating between 70 and 85 per barrel, but by the beginning of 2011, Brent crude oil was at 95 per barrel. Recent instability in the Middle East and North Africa added...

  12. Homeowners: Respond to Power Outages | Department of Energy

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    and government officials will first work to restore power to critical infrastructure like power plants and transmission lines, water treatment facilities, and telecommunications...

  13. Outage Performance of Double Stratospheric Platforms Diversity Systems

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    Gesbert, David

    /stratospheric platforms (HAPs) are either airships or planes that operate in the stratosphere, 17-22km above the ground [1

  14. Robust transmit beamforming design using outage probability specification 

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    Du, Huiqin

    2010-01-01

    Transmit beamforming (precoding) is a powerful technique for enhancing the channel capacity and reliability of multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) wireless systems. The optimum exploitation of the benefits provided ...

  15. Outage-based throughput in wireless packet networks

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    Win, Moe Z.

    With the increased competition for the electromagnetic spectrum, it is important to characterize the impact of interference in the performance of a wireless packet network, which is traditionally measured by its throughput. ...

  16. Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2010...

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    average values for 2002-2009 excluding months in 2005, 2006, and 2008 affected by hurricanes & refinery closures. Similarly, typical historical values are average planned...

  17. Survey of Tools for Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages

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    Papic, Milorad; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Dobson, Ian; Fonte, Louis; Haq, Enamul; Hines, Paul; Kirschen, Daniel; Luo, Xiaochuan; Miller, Stephen; Samaan, Nader A.; Vaiman, Marianna; Varghese, Matthew; Zhang, Pei

    2011-10-17

    Cascading failure can cause large blackouts, and a variety of methods are emerging to study this challenging topic. In parts 1 and 2 of this paper, the IEEE task force on cascading failure seeks to consolidate and review the progress of the field towards methods and tools of assessing the risk of cascading failure. Part 2 summarizes and discusses the state of the art in the available cascading failure modeling tools. The discussion integrates industry and research perspectives from a variety of institutions. Strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in current approaches are indicated.

  18. Estimating Hurricane Outage and Damage Risk in Power Distribution System 

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    Han, Seung Ryong

    2009-05-15

    Hurricanes have caused severe damage to the electric power system throughout the Gulf coast region of the U.S., and electric power is critical to post-hurricane disaster response as well as to long-term recovery for impacted areas. Managing...

  19. Potomac River Project Outage Schedule Clarification | Department of Energy

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  20. Preparing for a Power Outage | 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy AEnergyPresidential PermitDAYS -Portmouth2015 | DepartmentWhat is your plan for

  1. Property:OutageMapURL | Open Energy Information

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  2. Microsoft Word - 112706 Final Outage Letter PUBLIC.doc

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  3. Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages

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  4. North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update |

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  5. HPSS Outage Tue Mar 19 - Fri Mar 22

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  6. Hopper compilers and DDT short outage next Wed, May 16

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  7. Hopper scheduled maintenance tomorrow (Sept 19) and /project outage

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  8. Homeowners: Respond to Power Outages | Department of Energy

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  9. Full counting statistics as a probe of quantum coherence in a side-coupled double quantum dot system

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    Xue, Hai-Bin

    2013-12-15

    We study theoretically the full counting statistics of electron transport through side-coupled double quantum dot (QD) based on an efficient particle-number-resolved master equation. It is demonstrated that the high-order cumulants of transport current are more sensitive to the quantum coherence than the average current, which can be used to probe the quantum coherence of the considered double QD system. Especially, quantum coherence plays a crucial role in determining whether the super-Poissonian noise occurs in the weak inter-dot hopping coupling regime depending on the corresponding QD-lead coupling, and the corresponding values of super-Poissonian noise can be relatively enhanced when considering the spins of conduction electrons. Moreover, this super-Poissonian noise bias range depends on the singly-occupied eigenstates of the system, which thus suggests a tunable super-Poissonian noise device. The occurrence-mechanism of super-Poissonian noise can be understood in terms of the interplay of quantum coherence and effective competition between fast-and-slow transport channels. -- Highlights: •The FCS can be used to probe the quantum coherence of side-coupled double QD system. •Probing quantum coherence using FCS may permit experimental tests in the near future. •The current noise characteristics depend on the quantum coherence of this QD system. •The super-Poissonian noise can be enhanced when considering conduction electron spin. •The side-coupled double QD system suggests a tunable super-Poissonian noise device.

  10. Low-Intrusion Techniques and Sensitive Information Management for Warhead Counting and Verification: FY2011 Annual Report

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    Jarman, Kenneth D.; Robinson, Sean M.; McDonald, Benjamin S.; Gilbert, Andrew J.; Misner, Alex C.; Pitts, W. Karl; White, Timothy A.; Seifert, Allen; Miller, Erin A.

    2011-09-01

    Future arms control treaties may push nuclear weapons limits to unprecedented low levels and may entail precise counting of warheads as well as distinguishing between strategic and tactical nuclear weapons. Such advances will require assessment of form and function to confidently verify the presence or absence of nuclear warheads and/or their components. Imaging with penetrating radiation can provide such an assessment and could thus play a unique role in inspection scenarios. Yet many imaging capabilities have been viewed as too intrusive from the perspective of revealing weapon design details, and the potential for the release of sensitive information poses challenges in verification settings. A widely held perception is that verification through radiography requires images of sufficient quality that an expert (e.g., a trained inspector or an image-matching algorithm) can verify the presence or absence of components of a device. The concept of information barriers (IBs) has been established to prevent access to relevant weapon-design information by inspectors (or algorithms), and has, to date, limited the usefulness of radiographic inspection. The challenge of this project is to demonstrate that radiographic information can be used behind an IB to improve the capabilities of treaty-verification weapons-inspection systems.

  11. Digital Pulse-Shape Discrimination Applied to an Ultra-Low-Background Gas-Proportional Counting System: First Results

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    Aalseth, Craig E.; Day, Anthony R.; Fuller, Erin S.; Hoppe, Eric W.; Keillor, Martin E.; Mace, Emily K.; Myers, A. W.; Overman, Cory T.; Panisko, Mark E.; Seifert, Allen; Warren, Glen A.; Williams, Richard M.

    2013-05-01

    Abstract A new ultra-low-background proportional counter (ULBPC) design was recently developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). This design, along with an ultra-low-background counting system (ULBCS) which provides passive and active shielding with radon exclusion, has been developed to complement a new shallow underground laboratory (~30 meters water-equivalent) constructed at PNNL. After these steps to mitigate dominant backgrounds (cosmic rays, external gamma-rays, radioactivity in materials), remaining background events do not exclusively arise from ionization of the proportional counter gas. Digital pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) is thus employed to further improve measurement sensitivity. In this work, a template shape is generated for each individual sample measurement of interest, a "self-calibrating" template. Differences in event topology can also cause differences in pulse shape. In this work, the temporal region analyzed for each event is refined to maximize background discrimination while avoiding unwanted sensitivity to event topology. This digital PSD method is applied to sample and background data, and initial measurement results from a biofuel methane sample are presented in the context of low-background measurements currently being developed.

  12. GHZ-type and W-type entangled coherent states: generation and Bell-type inequality tests without photon counting

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    Hyunseok Jeong; Nguyen Ba An

    2006-07-12

    We study GHZ-type and W-type three-mode entangled coherent states. Both the types of entangled coherent states violate Mermin's version of the Bell inequality with threshold photon detection (i.e., without photon counting). Such an experiment can be performed using linear optics elements and threshold detectors with significant Bell violations for GHZ-type entangled coherent states. However, to demonstrate Bell-type inequality violations for W-type entangled coherent states, additional nonlinear interactions are needed. We also propose an optical scheme to generate W-type entangled coherent states in free-traveling optical fields. The required resources for the generation are a single-photon source, a coherent state source, beam splitters, phase shifters, photodetectors, and Kerr nonlinearities. Our scheme does not necessarily require strong Kerr nonlinear interactions, i.e., weak nonlinearities can be used for the generation of the W-type entangled coherent states. Furthermore, it is also robust against inefficiencies of the single-photon source and the photon detectors.

  13. Event counting alpha detector

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    Bolton, R.D.; MacArthur, D.W.

    1996-08-27

    An electrostatic detector is disclosed for atmospheric radon or other weak sources of alpha radiation. In one embodiment, nested enclosures are insulated from one another, open at the top, and have a high voltage pin inside and insulated from the inside enclosure. An electric field is produced between the pin and the inside enclosure. Air ions produced by collision with alpha particles inside the decay volume defined by the inside enclosure are attracted to the pin and the inner enclosure. With low alpha concentrations, individual alpha events can be measured to indicate the presence of radon or other alpha radiation. In another embodiment, an electrical field is produced between parallel plates which are insulated from a single decay cavity enclosure. 6 figs.

  14. Event counting alpha detector

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    Bolton, Richard D. (Los Alamos, NM); MacArthur, Duncan W. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1996-01-01

    An electrostatic detector for atmospheric radon or other weak sources of alpha radiation. In one embodiment, nested enclosures are insulated from one another, open at the top, and have a high voltage pin inside and insulated from the inside enclosure. An electric field is produced between the pin and the inside enclosure. Air ions produced by collision with alpha particles inside the decay volume defined by the inside enclosure are attracted to the pin and the inner enclosure. With low alpha concentrations, individual alpha events can be measured to indicate the presence of radon or other alpha radiation. In another embodiment, an electrical field is produced between parallel plates which are insulated from a single decay cavity enclosure.

  15. Neutron Coincidence Counting Studies

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    Rogers, Jeremy L.; Ely, James H.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Siciliano, Edward R.

    2012-08-31

    The efficiency comparison for measured and simulated responses of a 10B-lined proportional counter and a 3He proportional counter in a close, symmetrical geometry are presented. The measurement geometry was modeled in MCNPX to validate the methods used for simulating the response of both the 3He and 10B-lined tubes. The MCNPX models agree within 1% with the 3He tube measurements and within 3% for the 10B-lined tubes when a 0.75-µm boron-metal lining is used.

  16. Counting paths in digraphs

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    Sullivan, Blair D; Seymour, Dr. Paul Douglas

    2010-01-01

    Say a digraph is k-free if it has no directed cycles of length at most k, for k {element_of} Z{sup +}. Thomasse conjectured that the number of induced 3-vertex directed paths in a simple 2-free digraph on n vertices is at most (n-1)n(n+1)/15. We present an unpublished result of Bondy proving there are at most 2n{sup 3}/25 such paths, and prove that for the class of circular interval digraphs, an upper bound of n{sup 3}/16 holds. We also study the problem of bounding the number of (non-induced) 4-vertex paths in 3-free digraphs. We show an upper bound of 4n{sup 4}/75 using Bondy's result for Thomasse's conjecture.

  17. Detection of illicit HEU production in gaseous centrifuge enrichment plants using neutron counting techniques on product cylinders

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    Freeman, Corey R; Geist, William H

    2010-01-01

    Innovative and novel safeguards approaches are needed for nuclear energy to meet global energy needs without the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation. Part of these efforts will include creating verification techniques that can monitor uranium enrichment facilities for illicit production of highly-enriched uranium (HEU). Passive nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques will be critical in preventing illicit HEU production because NDA offers the possibility of continuous and unattended monitoring capabilities with limited impact on facility operations. Gaseous centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEP) are commonly used to produce low-enriched uranium (LEU) for reactor fuel. In a GCEP, gaseous UF{sub 6} spins at high velocities in centrifuges to separate the molecules containing {sup 238}U from those containing the lighter {sup 235}U. Unfortunately, the process for creating LEU is inherently the same as HEU, creating a proliferation concern. Insuring that GCEPs are producing declared enrichments poses many difficult challenges. In a GCEP, large cascade halls operating thousands of centrifuges work together to enrich the uranium which makes effective monitoring of the cascade hall economically prohibitive and invasive to plant operations. However, the enriched uranium exiting the cascade hall fills product cylinders where the UF{sub 6} gas sublimes and condenses for easier storage and transportation. These product cylinders hold large quantities of enriched uranium, offering a strong signal for NDA measurement. Neutrons have a large penetrability through materials making their use advantageous compared to gamma techniques where the signal is easily attenuated. One proposed technique for detecting HEU production in a GCEP is using neutron coincidence counting at the product cylinder take off stations. This paper discusses findings from Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) code simulations that examine the feasibility of such a detector.

  18. 217 km long distance photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry based on ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector

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    Guo-Liang Shentu; Qi-Chao Sun; Xiao Jiang; Xiao-Dong Wang; Jason S. Pelc; M. M. Fejer; Qiang Zhang; Jian-Wei Pan

    2013-08-05

    We demonstrate a photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry with 42.19 dB dynamic range using an ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector. By employing the long wave pump technique and a volume Bragg grating, we reduce the noise of our up-conversion single photon detector, and achieve a noise equivalent power of -139.7 dBm/sqrt(Hz). We perform the OTDR experiments using a fiber of length 216.95 km, and show that our system can identify defects along the entire fiber length with a distance resolution better than 10 cm in a measurement time of 13 minutes.

  19. Photon-counting Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry based on up-conversion detector and fiber Fabry-Perot scanning interferometer

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    Haiyun Xia; Mingjia Shangguan; Guoliang Shentu; Chong Wang; Jiawei Qiu; Xiuxiu Xia; Chao Chen; Mingyang Zheng; Xiuping Xie; Qiang Zhang; Xiankang Dou; Jianwei Pan

    2015-04-06

    A direct-detection Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry (BOTDR) is proposed and demonstrated by using an up-conversion single-photon detector and a fiber Fabry-Perot scanning interferometer (FFP-SI). Taking advantage of high signal-to-noise ratio of the detector and high spectrum resolution of the FFP-SI, the Brillouin spectrum along a polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) is recorded on a multiscaler with a small data size directly. In contrast with conventional BOTDR adopting coherent detection, photon-counting BOTDR is simpler in structure and easier in data processing. In the demonstration experiment, characteristic parameters of the Brillouin spectrum including its power, spectral width and frequency center are analyzed simultaneously along a 10 km PMF at different temperature and stain conditions.

  20. This work centers around a state of the art gamma and neutron radiation detector, which is able to display radiation information about its surrounding at every second. Information about the count

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    ABSTRACT This work centers around a state of the art gamma and neutron radiation detector, which is able to display radiation information about its surrounding at every second. Information about the count level is displayed along with the energy range of the detected radiation. Currently, similar

  1. Channel-capacity gain in entanglement-assisted communication protocols based exclusively on linear optics, single-photon inputs, and coincidence photon counting

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    Lougovski, P.; Uskov, D. B.

    2015-08-04

    Entanglement can effectively increase communication channel capacity as evidenced by dense coding that predicts a capacity gain of 1 bit when compared to entanglement-free protocols. However, dense coding relies on Bell states and when implemented using photons the capacity gain is bounded by 0.585 bits due to one's inability to discriminate between the four optically encoded Bell states. In this research we study the following question: Are there alternative entanglement-assisted protocols that rely only on linear optics, coincidence photon counting, and separable single-photon input states and at the same time provide a greater capacity gain than 0.585 bits? In thismore »study, we show that besides the Bell states there is a class of bipartite four-mode two-photon entangled states that facilitate an increase in channel capacity. We also discuss how the proposed scheme can be generalized to the case of two-photon N-mode entangled states for N=6,8.« less

  2. Standard test method for non-destructive assay of nuclear material in waste by passive and active neutron counting using a differential Die-away system

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2009-01-01

    1.1 This test method covers a system that performs nondestructive assay (NDA) of uranium or plutonium, or both, using the active, differential die-away technique (DDT), and passive neutron coincidence counting. Results from the active and passive measurements are combined to determine the total amount of fissile and spontaneously-fissioning material in drums of scrap or waste. Corrections are made to the measurements for the effects of neutron moderation and absorption, assuming that the effects are averaged over the volume of the drum and that no significant lumps of nuclear material are present. These systems are most widely used to assay low-level and transuranic waste, but may also be used for the measurement of scrap materials. The examples given within this test method are specific to the second-generation Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) passive-active neutron assay system. 1.1.1 In the active mode, the system measures fissile isotopes such as 235U and 239Pu. The neutrons from a pulsed, 14-MeV ne...

  3. Observation of 511 keV peak high count rate in studying (n,x) and (g,x) reactions on terbium

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    I. Kadenko; N. Dzysiuk

    2011-01-26

    Experimental investigation of (n, x) and (g, x) reactions on Tb-159 with activation technique was carried out. Tb specimens of natural composition were irradiated with (d-d) and (d-t) neutrons using NG-300 neutron generator. Additionally the series of experiments were performed with application of M-30 microtrone as a source of electrons for bremsstrahlung spectra production with end point energies 7.5, 9.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 16.5, and 18.5 MeV. Instrumental spectra of Tb specimens were measured with HPGe and Ge(Li) spectrometers. Within the main scope of nuclear reactions research and accurate {\\gamma}-spectrometry of Tb specimens a high count rate in 511 keV {\\gamma}-line peak was observed. The first-priority analysis of Tb specimen impurities was done with further attempts to explain a result of observations with reference to the specific nuclear properties of Tb which could appear due to complex GDR structure. The energy threshold of the process detected was determined around 12.2 MeV. The lower estimate of cross section value for this process was assumed and calculated.

  4. 1/7/2015 National Cyber Security Alliance Counts Down to Data Privacy Day on January 28 http://us1.campaignarchive2.com/?u=1cfc376f9f35e50eaea6eb1e0&id=6ddf204f80&e=fcb8632654 1/4

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    #12;1/7/2015 National Cyber Security Alliance Counts Down to Data Privacy Day on January 28 http is held on January 28th annually. National Cyber Security Alliance Counts Down to Data Privacy Day ­ The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the nation's leading nonprofit publicprivate partnership promoting

  5. ECUADOR: counting down the barrels

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    Not Available

    1983-02-09

    Within the world oil market, OPEC faces a reduced role as supplier and production/price dilemmas. One of its members, Ecuador, faces rapid drawdown of its reserves and ultimate loss of membership in the cartel. But Ecuador is tackling the problem by a variety of means and is still defending OPEC prices, as its OPEC Governor tells Energy Detente. The complete interview with Cesar Guerra Navarrete, the OPEC Governor is presented. The Energy Detente fuel price/tax series and the principal industrial fuel prices as of February 1983 are included for countries of the Eastern Hemisphere.

  6. Opcode counting for performance measurement

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    Gara, Alan; Satterfield, David L; Walkup, Robert E

    2013-10-29

    Methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed for measuring a performance of a program running on a processing unit of a processing system. In one embodiment, the method comprises informing a logic unit of each instruction in the program that is executed by the processing unit, assigning a weight to each instruction, assigning the instructions to a plurality of groups, and analyzing the plurality of groups to measure one or more metrics. In one embodiment, each instruction includes an operating code portion, and the assigning includes assigning the instructions to the groups based on the operating code portions of the instructions. In an embodiment, each type of instruction is assigned to a respective one of the plurality of groups. These groups may be combined into a plurality of sets of the groups.

  7. Cross-layer design of wideband CDMA systems and cooperative diversity for wireless ad hoc networks :

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    Annavajjala, Ramesh

    2006-01-01

    High SNR Outage Analysis . . . . . . . . . . .Accuracy of High SNR Outage Probability Approximations . . .of High SNR Outage Probability Expressions . . . . .

  8. Ultraviolet Communication Network Modeling and Analysis

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    Wang, Leijie

    2011-01-01

    4.4.1 Outage Probability . . . . . . .transmission throughput and outage probability against p fortransmission throughput and outage probability against ? for

  9. Measurement of the 187Re(?,n)190Ir reaction cross section at sub-Coulomb energies using the Cologne Clover Counting Setup

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    P. Scholz; A. Endres; A. Hennig; L. Netterdon; H. W. Becker; J. Endres; J. Mayer; U. Giesen; D. Rogalla; F. Schlüter; S. G. Pickstone; K. O. Zell; A. Zilges

    2015-01-07

    Uncertainties in adopted models of particle+nucleus optical-model potentials directly influence the accuracy in the theoretical predictions of reaction rates as they are needed for reaction-network calculations in, for instance, {\\gamma}-process nucleosynthesis. The improvement of the {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential is hampered by the lack of experimental data at astrophysically relevant energies especially for heavier nuclei. Measuring the Re187({\\alpha},n)Ir190 reaction cross section at sub-Coulomb energies extends the scarce experimental data available in this mass region and helps understanding the energy dependence of the imaginary part of the {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential at low energies. Applying the activation method, after the irradiation of natural rhenium targets with {\\alpha}-particle energies of 12.4 to 14.1 MeV, the reaction yield and thus the reaction cross section were determined via {\\gamma}-ray spectroscopy by using the Cologne Clover Counting Setup and the method of {\\gamma}{\\gamma} coincidences. Cross-section values at five energies close to the astrophysically relevant energy region were measured. Statistical model calculations revealed discrepancies between the experimental values and predictions based on widely used {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potentials. However, an excellent reproduction of the measured cross-section values could be achieved from calculations based on the so-called Sauerwein-Rauscher {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential. The results obtained indicate that the energy dependence of the imaginary part of the {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential can be described by an exponential decrease. Successful reproductions of measured cross sections at low energies for {\\alpha}-induced reactions in the mass range 141{\\leq}A{\\leq}187 confirm the global character of the Sauerwein-Rauscher potential.

  10. Scenarios for Deep Carbon Emission Reductions from Electricity by 2050 in Western North America Using the SWITCH Electric Power Sector Planning Model

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    Nelson, James Henry

    2013-01-01

    generators  are  therefore  not  de-­?rated   by   forced   outage   rates.     Outages   from   the   failure  

  11. Resource allocation for semi-elastic applications with outage constraints in cellular networks

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    Yang, C; Jordan, S

    2015-01-01

    allocation, by transforming the objective functions usingallocation for video using sigmoid utility functions,function of instantaneous rate, and thus propose resource allocation

  12. Spectrum-Sensing Opportunistic Wireless Relay Networks: Outage and Diversity Performance

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    Yener, Aylin

    cooperatively sense the spectrum and help the designated cognitive relay node. I. INTRODUCTION The demand for radio spectrum is continuing to grow with new emerging applications and further market penetration-utilization of the spectrum that is in high demand [1]. In a more flexible scenario, one can envision that the licensed

  13. Outage Detection in Power Distribution Networks with Optimally-Deployed Power Flow Sensors

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    Zhao, Yue

    distribution networks. As society becomes more dependent on electric power, the economic and societal costs due sensor at the substation [2]. In networks This research was supported in part by the DTRA under Grant a single digital transient recording device at the substation, fault location and diagnosis systems have

  14. Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Outage Probability of a Multi-User

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    Valenti, Matthew C.

    Reynolds, and Matthew C. Valenti Lane Dept. of Comp. Sci and Elec. Eng. West Virginia University Morgantown Virginia University Page 1 #12;Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering · Conclusions March 14, 2007 West Virginia University Page 2 #12;Lane Department of Computer Science

  15. Toward Understanding the Behavior of BGP During Large-Scale Power Outages

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    Lowd, Daniel

    BGP metrics remained stable during the blackout event; importantly, we do not find an increase introduce per-prefix AS-path graphs and study their evolution for affected prefixes during the blackout; we specific events; in particular, we choose the East Coast blackout of August 2003. Our objective

  16. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and 61,800 megawatts (MW) of electric load in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, and the Canadian province of...

  17. MPMS with MultiVu: IN RESPONSE TO A SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE

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    Hellman, Frances

    the sample from the sample chamber. With the DC TRANSPORT head installed, make sure the airlock valve remains of the transport. If the RSO TRANSPORT is installed, remove the sample, return the transport's plug assembly, purge. 2. Wait 15 minutes for the pump to warm up if the pump is cold to the touch. The pump is accessible

  18. Outage Detection via Real-time Social Stream Analysis: Leveraging the Power of Online Complaints

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    Dekhtyar, Alexander

    @calpoly.edu Kevin McEntee Netflix Inc. Los Gatos, CA kmcentee@netflix.com Kimberly Paterson Cal Poly State

  19. Importance of Tree Species and Precipitation for Modeling Hurricane-induced Power Outages 

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    Maderia, Christopher M

    2015-08-07

    Hurricanes can be a major threat to electric power systems, often resulting in costly repairs and lengthy restoration times. In addition, power companies often lack the personnel required to restore power in a timely and efficient manner and must...

  20. Docket No. EO-05-01: Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages |

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

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  1. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station |

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  2. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station |

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  3. Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for March 2011 through June 2011

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963Residential2, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR: JOHNThousandU.S. EnergyAssessment

  4. Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2010 through January 2011

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963Residential2, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR: JOHNThousandU.S.

  5. Outlook for Refinery Outages and Available Refinery Capacity in the First Half of 2014

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3+Elements) Gas and(Billion

  6. Market Assessment of Refinery Outages Planned for October 2010 through January 2011

    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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)DecadeYear Jan Feb Mar Apr 2012Decade Year-0 Year-1Total0.0 0.0 0.00.October 2010

  7. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartmentNew JerseyEnergybenefits of6107 /AvailabilityJune

  8. Comments from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on PEPCO's Intention to Commence Planned Transmission Outages

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  9. Further Notice of 230kV Circuit Planned Outages | Department of Energy

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

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  10. U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutory AuthorityTrack A|Injury at46:EnergyIssues

  11. Pepco Update on Current Construction Work and Mirant Generation Needs for Pepco's Planned June Line Outage

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested PartiesBuilding energy codes havePUBLICofPatricia A.Crowns|26, 2005 TheMay 25,

  12. Notice of Unplanned Outage at the Mirant Potomac River Plant | Department

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  13. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties -DepartmentAvailable forSite |n t e g r8480094626076 Federal7,

  14. Notification of Planned 230kV Outage at Potomac River Generating Station |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties -DepartmentAvailable forSite |n t e g r8480094626076

  15. Power Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy | Department of Energy

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  16. A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho

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  17. A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho |

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

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  18. A Review of Power Outages and Restoration Following the June 2012 Derecho |

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  19. Status of U.S. Nuclear Outages - U.S. Energy Information Administration

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  20. Sandia Energy - Hoboken Hopes To Reduce Power Outages With New 'Smart

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  1. Status of U.S. Nuclear Outages - U.S. Energy Information Administration

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

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  2. Guidance on the Use of Hand-Held Survey Meters for radiological Triage: Time-Dependent Detector Count Rates Corresponding to 50, 250, and 500 mSv Effective Dose for Adult Males and Adult Females

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    Bolch, W.E. [University of Florida; Hurtado, J.L. [University of Florida; Lee, C. [University of Florida; Manger, Ryan P [ORNL; Hertel, Nolan [Georgia Institute of Technology; Burgett, E. [Georgia Institute of Technology; Dickerson, W. [Armed Force Radiobiological Research Institute

    2012-01-01

    In June 2006, the Radiation Studies Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a workshop to explore rapid methods of facilitating radiological triage of large numbers of potentially contaminated individuals following detonation of a radiological dispersal device. Two options were discussed. The first was the use of traditional gamma cameras in nuclear medicine departments operated as makeshift wholebody counters. Guidance on this approach is currently available from the CDC. This approach would be feasible if a manageable number of individuals were involved, transportation to the relevant hospitals was quickly provided, and the medical staff at each facility had been previously trained in this non-traditional use of their radiopharmaceutical imaging devices. If, however, substantially larger numbers of individuals (100 s to 1,000 s) needed radiological screening, other options must be given to first responders, first receivers, and health physicists providing medical management. In this study, the second option of the workshop was investigated by the use of commercially available portable survey meters (either NaI or GM based) for assessing potential ranges of effective dose (G50, 50Y250, 250Y500, and 9500 mSv). Two hybrid computational phantoms were used to model an adult male and an adult female subject internally contaminated with 241Am, 60Cs, 137Cs, 131I, or 192Ir following an acute inhalation or ingestion intake. As a function of time following the exposure, the net count rates corresponding to committed effective doses of 50, 250, and 500 mSv were estimated via Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation for each of four different detector types, positions, and screening distances. Measured net count rates can be compared to these values, and an assignment of one of four possible effective dose ranges could be made. The method implicitly assumes that all external contamination has been removed prior to screening and that the measurements be conducted in a low background, and possibly mobile, facility positioned at the triage location. Net count rate data are provided in both tabular and graphical format within a series of eight handbooks available at the CDC website (http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/clinicians/evaluation).

  3. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, VOL. 49, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2003 2895 Capacity and Optimal Power Allocation for Fading

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    Jindal, Nihar

    of Shannon capacity have been developed for multiuser fading channels: ergodic capacity and outage ca- pacity]­[3], while outage capacity achieves a constant rate in all non-outage fading states subject to an outage probability [4], [5]. Zero-outage capacity refers to outage capacity with zero outage probability [6

  4. EPROM Update 10 Countries and Counting

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    Herr, Hugh

    ;SMS MEDIA "POWER CARD" ! PREPAID ELECTRICITY SCRATCH!CARDS IN RWANDA In the beginning of 2008 Rwandan, to sell prepaid electricity scratch!cards. Using the proven airtime scratch!card model, entrepreneurs purchase the prepaid electricity cards in bulk and then sell them throughout Rwanda. Not only has

  5. Angular Power Spectra with Finite Counts

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    Sheldon S. Campbell

    2014-10-24

    Angular anisotropy techniques for cosmic diffuse radiation maps are powerful probes, even for quite small data sets. A popular observable is the angular power spectrum; we present a detailed study applicable to any unbinned source skymap S(n) from which N random, independent events are observed. Its exact variance, which is due to the finite statistics, depends only on S(n) and N; we also derive an unbiased estimator of the variance from the data. First-order effects agree with previous analytic estimates. Importantly, heretofore unidentified higher-order effects are found to contribute to the variance and may cause the uncertainty to be significantly larger than previous analytic estimates---potentially orders of magnitude larger. Neglect of these higher-order terms, when significant, may result in a spurious detection of the power spectrum. On the other hand, this would indicate the presence of higher-order spatial correlations, such as a large bispectrum, providing new clues about the sources. Numerical simulations are shown to support these conclusions. Applying the formalism to an ensemble of Gaussian-distributed skymaps, the noise-dominated part of the power spectrum uncertainty is significantly increased at high multipoles by the new, higher-order effects. This work is important for harmonic analyses of the distributions of diffuse high-energy gamma-rays, neutrinos, and charged cosmic rays, as well as for populations of sparse point sources such as active galactic nuclei.

  6. Comparing Counts WHO Executives of Fortune-

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    Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna

    some variation in the number of births per sign and there are more Pisces, but is it enough to claim likely to be executives?"!), we could use a one-proportion z-test and ask if the true proportion of executives with that sign is equal to 1/ 12. However, here we have 12 hypothesized proportions, one for each

  7. SIMPLE EXPLICIT FORMULA FOR COUNTING LATTICE POINTS ...

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    2007-02-14

    by a simple formula involving the evaluation of ? zx over the integral points of those ... different) formula from a decomposition of the generating function into.

  8. Improving Photoelectron Counting and Particle Identification...

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    McFarlane, K. ; McKinsey, D. N. ; MacMullin, S. ; Mastbaum, A. ; Mathew, R. ; McDonald, Art B. ; Mei, Dong-Ming ; Monroe, J. ; Muir, A. ; Nantais, C. ; Nicolics, K. ; Nikkel, J....

  9. Counting matchings in irregular bipartite graphs

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    Marc Lelarge

    2015-07-16

    We give a sharp lower bound on the number of matchings of a given size in a bipartite graph. When specialized to regular bipartite graphs, our results imply Friedland's Lower Matching Conjecture and Schrijver's theorem. It extends the recent work of Csikv\\'ari done for regular and bi-regular bipartite graphs. Moreover, our lower bounds are order optimal as they are attained for a sequence of $2$-lifts of the original graph. We then extend our results to permaments and subpermanents sums. For permanents, we are able to recover the lower bound of Schrijver recently proved by Gurvits using stable polynomials. We provide new lower bounds for subpermanents sums. Our proof borrows ideas from the theory of local weak convergence of graphs, statistical physics and covers of graphs.

  10. Total Building Air Management: When Dehumidification Counts 

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    Chilton, R. L.; White, C. L.

    1996-01-01

    within the zone rise. The choice with this type of equipment can often be between cold and dry, or warm and damp. As an alternative to zone air-conditioning systems, desiccant systems are often employed along with the cooling systems to dehumidify... effectively dehumidify but with the penalty of increased first cost and high maintenance 3. Most conventional methods of dehumidification increase maintenance costs, either of the facility or of the dehumidification equipment itself Equipment...

  11. ITER site contest counts down Junichi Miura

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    Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), an international project to use nuclear fusion energy for electric on a site for the project. The ITER project envisions using thermonuclear fusion to generate huge amounts heavy hydrogen and tritium used for fuel in the fusion reaction are heated in a vacuum receptacle at 100

  12. Counting energy packets in the electromagnetic wave

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    Stefan Popescu; Bernhard Rothenstein

    2007-05-18

    We discuss the concept of energy packets in respect to the energy transported by electromagnetic waves and we demonstrate that this physical quantity can be used in physical problems involving relativistic effects. This refined concept provides results compatible to those obtained by simpler definition of energy density when relativistic effects apply to the free electromagnetic waves. We found this concept further compatible to quantum theory perceptions and we show how it could be used to conciliate between different physical approaches including the classical electromagnetic wave theory, the special relativity and the quantum theories.

  13. Counting molecular-beam grown graphene layers

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    Plaut, Annette S.; Wurstbauer, Ulrich; Pinczuk, Aron; Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ; Garcia, Jorge M.; Pfeiffer, Loren N.

    2013-06-17

    We have used the ratio of the integrated intensity of graphene's Raman G peak to that of the silicon substrate's first-order optical phonon peak, accurately to determine the number of graphene layers across our molecular-beam (MB) grown graphene films. We find that these results agree well both, with those from our own exfoliated single and few-layer graphene flakes, and with the results of Koh et al.[ACS Nano 5, 269 (2011)]. We hence distinguish regions of single-, bi-, tri-, four-layer, etc., graphene, consecutively, as we scan coarsely across our MB-grown graphene. This is the first, but crucial, step to being able to grow, by such molecular-beam-techniques, a specified number of large-area graphene layers, to order.

  14. NATURAL VARIATION IN SPOTTING, HYOID TEETH COUNTS,

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    of additional lands; irrigates reclaimed lands in the West; manages giant hydroelectric power systems

  15. Count Directive No. Title OPI Approval Date

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit the followingConcentratingPortalCoolCoronaryCosts Associated4-Year

  16. Improving Photoelectron Counting and Particle Identification in

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfate Reducing(Journal Article)lasers(Journal Article)Curves (Journalproject.Analysis

  17. Job Counting Guidelines | 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties - WAPA Public CommentInverted Attic9: What(CSC)Job Analysis

  18. Cooperative Multiplexing in Wireless Relay Networks

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    Nagpal, Vinayak

    2012-01-01

    2.1 Outage Probability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Efficient protocols and outage behavior. Information Theory,space time coding strategies. Outage probability provides a

  19. Wireless networks in non-ergodic multipath fading : capacity and relaying performance analysis

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    Nebat, Yoav

    2007-01-01

    Ef?cient protocols and outage behavior,” IEEE Trans. Inf.and B. Aazhang, “Outage minimization and optimal powerGunduz and E. Erkip, “Outage minimization by opportunistic

  20. How to Estimate the Value of Service Reliability Improvements

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    Sullivan, Michael J.

    2010-01-01

    most current estimates of outage costs, it is hopeful thatand D. M. Keane. “Outage Cost Estimation Guidebook,” EPRIanalysts on how to apply outage cost estimates to a smart