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Quality metrics for intranet applications  

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As the number of intranet application increases, software developers face a new software paradigm and possibly a new set of quality requirement. The work discussed here attempts to identify practical software metrics for intranet applications. The six software quality characteristics and 32 quality sub-characteristics of the Extended ISO model are used as a basis to identify the key quality characteristics of intranet applications. From the results of a user survey, three key quality characteristics are identified; they are reliability, functionality, and efficiency. Five sub-characteristics (availability, accuracy, security, suitability and time behaviour) are found to be the key attributes of intranet applications. Finally, a set of three metrics is developed. In order to verify their validity and applicability to intranet projects, an experiment was performed by computing these metrics in five intranet applications. The metric values were then compared with the results from a user satisfaction survey. The metric values and the survey results were closely correlated; a larger score in software metrics leads to a higher user satisfaction score. It is very likely that these software metrics can effectively reflect the quality of an intranet application.

Hareton K.N. Leung

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Corporate Performance Metrics, Complex Level  

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Complex Level Complex Level July, 2013 Performance Measure Unit Lifecycle Total Estimate Pre-2013 Lifecycle Values 2013 Target 2014 Target Pu packaged for long-term disposition Number of Containers 5,089 5,089 5,089 5,089 eU packaged for disposition Number of Containers 8,198 8,016 8,016 8,016 Pu/U residues packaged for disposition Kilograms of Bulk 107,828 107,828 107,828 107,828 DU & U packaged for disposition Metric Tons 736,801 32,452 45,317 76,817 Liquid Waste eliminated Thousands of Gallons 91,907 5,340 6,260 6,812 Liquid Waste Tanks closed Number of Tanks 239 11 11 13 HLW packaged for disposition Number of Containers 24,183 3,802 4,077 4,283 SNF packaged for disposition Metric Tons of Heavy Metal 2,450 2,128 2,128 2,128

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Experiences with Software Quality Metrics in the EMI middlewate  

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The EMI Quality Model has been created to define, and later review, the EMI (European Middleware Initiative) software product and process quality. A quality model is based on a set of software quality metrics and helps to set clear and measurable quality goals for software products and processes. The EMI Quality Model follows the ISO/IEC 9126 Software Engineering – Product Quality to identify a set of characteristics that need to be present in the EMI software. For each software characteristic, such as portability, maintainability, compliance, etc, a set of associated metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are identified. This article presents how the EMI Quality Model and the EMI Metrics have been defined in the context of the software quality assurance activities carried out in EMI. It also describes the measurement plan and presents some of the metrics reports that have been produced for the EMI releases and updates. It also covers which tools and techniques can be used by any software project to ...

Alandes, M; Meneses, D; Pucciani, G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inconsistencies in air quality metrics: 'Blue Sky' days and  

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International attention is focused on Beijing's efforts to improve air quality. The number of days reported as attaining the daily Chinese National Ambient Air Quality Standard for cities, called 'Blue Sky' days, has increased yearly from 100 in 1998 to 246 in 2007. However, analysis of publicly reported daily air pollution index (API) values for fine particulate matter (diameter?10 µm, PM10), indicates a discrepancy between the reported 'Blue Sky' days (defined as API?100, PM10?150 µg m?3) and published monitoring station data. Here I show that reported improvements in air quality for 2006–2007 over 2002 levels can be attributed to (a) a shift in reported daily PM10 concentrations from just above to just below the national standard, and (b) a shift of monitoring stations in 2006 to less polluted areas. I found that calculating daily Beijing API for 2006 and 2007 using data from the original monitoring stations eliminates a bias in reported PM10 concentrations near the 'Blue Sky' boundary, and results in a number of 'Blue Sky' days and annual PM10 concentration near 2002 levels in 2006 and 2007 (203 days and ~167 µg m?3 calculated for 2006—38 days fewer and a PM10 concentration ~6 µg m?3 higher than reported; 191 'Blue Sky' days and ~161 µg m?3 calculated for 2007—55 days fewer and a PM10 concentration ~12 µg m?3 higher than reported; 203 days and 166 µg m?3 were reported in 2002). Furthermore, although different pollutants were monitored before daily reporting began and less stringent standards were implemented in June 2000, reported annual average concentrations of particulate (diameter?100 µm, TSP) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) indicate no improvement between 1998 and 2002. This analysis highlights the sensitivity of monitoring data in the evaluation of air quality trends, and the potential for the misinterpretation or manipulation of these trends on the basis of inconsistent metrics.

Steven Q Andrews

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Corporate Performance Metrics, Site Level  

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Site Level Site Level July, 2013 Site Performance Measure Unit Lifecycle Total Estimate Pre-2013 Lifecycle Values 2013 Target 2014 Target Ames Laboratory Geographic Sites Eliminated Number completed 1 1 1 1 Argonne National Laboratory-East TRU-RH Cubic Meters 22 22 22 22 Argonne National Laboratory-East TRU-CH Cubic Meters 21.4 21.4 21 21 Argonne National Laboratory-East Radioactive Facility Completions Number of Facilities 80 80 80 80 Argonne National Laboratory-East Geographic Sites Eliminated Number completed 1 1 1 1 Argonne National Laboratory-East Remediation Complete Number of Release Sites 443 443 443 443 Brookhaven National Laboratory eU packaged for disposition Number of Containers 0 0 0 0 Brookhaven National Laboratory Nuclear Facility Completions Number of Facilities 2 2 2 2

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Modeling quality attributes and metrics for web service selection  

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Since the service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been designed to develop the system as a distributed application the service selection has become a vital aspect of service-oriented computing (SOC). Selecting the appropriate web service with respect to quality of service (QoS) through using mathematical solution for optimization of problem turns the service selection problem into a common concern for service users. Nowadays number of web services that provide the same functionality is increased and selection of services from a set of alternatives which differ in quality parameters can be difficult for service consumers. In this paper a new model for QoS attributes and metrics is proposed to provide a suitable solution for optimizing web service selection and composition with low complexity.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality metrics Sample Search Results  

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(annually) 2. Particulate matter (PM10) a. Health hazard b. Visibility air quality 3. Dioxins... . Greenhouse gas b. Heating agent c. 40 million metric tons of carbon emissions...

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Achieving Software Quality with Testing Coverage Measures: Metrics, Tools, and Applications  

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Achieving Software Quality with Testing Coverage Measures: Metrics, Tools, and Applications J. R of data flow testing, describes a software testing and analysis tool called ATAC, which measures the effectiveness of testing data, and presents two case studies connecting software quality with the control

Lyu, Michael R.

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Radiation Dose Metrics in CT: Assessing Dose Using the National Quality Forum CT Patient Safety Measure  

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Purpose The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit consensus organization that recently endorsed a measure focused on CT radiation doses. To comply, facilities must summarize the doses from consecutive scans within age and anatomic area strata and report the data in the medical record. Our purpose was to assess the time needed to assemble the data and to demonstrate how review of such data permits a facility to understand doses. Methods and Materials To assemble the data we used for analysis, we used the dose monitoring software eXposure to automatically export dose metrics from consecutive scans in 2010 and 2012. For a subset of 50 exams, we also collected dose metrics manually, copying data directly from the PACS into an excel spreadsheet. Results Manual data collection for 50 scans required 2 hours and 15 minutes. eXposure compiled the data in under an hour. All dose metrics demonstrated a 30% to 50% reduction between 2010 and 2012. There was also a significant decline and a reduction in the variability of the doses over time. Conclusion The NQF measure facilitates an institution's capacity to assess the doses they are using for CT as part of routine practice. The necessary data can be collected within a reasonable amount of time either with automatic software or manually. The collection and review of these data will allow facilities to compare their radiation dose distributions with national distributions and allow assessment of temporal trends in the doses they are using.

Jillian Keegan; Diana L. Miglioretti; Robert Gould; Lane F. Donnelly; Nicole D. Wilson; Rebecca Smith-Bindman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Quality and Metrics for the LHC Magnet Powering System throughout Past and Future Commissioning  

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The LHC magnet powering system is composed of thousands of individual components to assure a safe operation when operating with stored energies as high as 10GJ in the superconducting LHC magnets. Each of these components has to be thoroughly commissioned following interventions and machine shutdown periods to assure their protection function in case of powering failures. As well as having dependable tracking of test executions it is vital that the executed commissioning steps and applied analysis criteria adequately represent the operational state of each component. The Accelerator Testing (AccTesting) framework in combination with a domain specific analysis language provides the means to quantify and improve the quality of analysis for future campaigns. Dedicated tools were developed to analyse in detail the reasons for failures and success of commissioning steps in past campaigns and to compare the results with newly developed quality metrics. Observed shortcomings and discrepancies are used to propose addi...

Anderson, D; Charifoulline, Z; Dragu, M; Fuchsberger, K; Garnier, JC; Gorzawski, AA; Koza, M; Krol, K; Rowan, S; Stamos, K; Zerlauth, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Options for Determining Equivalent MHTM (Metric Tons of Heavy Metal) for DOE High Level Waste  

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Section 114(d) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended (NWPA), limits the overall capacity of the first repository to 70,000 metric tons of heavy metal (MTHM). Current DOE policy is to allocate DOE spent fuel and high-level waste (HLW) at 10 percent of the total, or 7,000 MTHM. For planning purposes, 4,667 MTHM will be allocated for HLW. While the NWPA provides a technical basis for determining the MTHM equivalence of HLW, it does not address the significant technical differences between DOE HLW and commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Although more than 170,000 MTHM of DOE fuel has been reprocessed to produce the inventory of HLW, the amount of radioactive waste generated per metric ton of DOE fuel is only a few percent of that in a metric ton of commercial fuel. This study compares the results of four methods for determining the MTHM equivalence of DOE HLW. These methods include (1) using the actual weight of heavy metal in reprocessed DOE fuel, (2) assuming the historical equivalence of 0.5 MTHM/canister of vitrified DOE HLW, (3) comparing the total radioactivity in DOE HLW to the radioactivity of commercial SNF, and (4) comparing the total radiotoxicity of DOE HLW, as defined for those radionuclides identified in 10 CFR 20, with SNF at 1,000 and 10,000 years. This study concludes that either of the last two options would meet Congress’s stated purposes of the NWPA, which are to (1) provide "reasonable assurance that the public and the environment will be adequately protected from the hazards posed by high-level radioactive waste and such spent nuclear fuel as may be disposed of in a repository", and (2) to "define Federal policy for the disposal of such waste and spent fuel".

Knecht, Dieter August; Valentine, James Henry; Luptak, Alan Jay; Staiger, Merle Daniel; Loo, Henry Hung Yiu; Wichmann, Thomas Leonard

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics | Department...  

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

for EM Corporate Performance Metrics Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics More Documents &...

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A Metrics for Meeting Quality on a Software Requirement Acquisition Phase  

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Requirement analysis of software is an important phase on software development. In practice, stakeholders discuss software requirements with system engineers on meetings. Quality of meetings influences quality of...

Noriko Hanakawa; Masaki Obana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics | Department of Energy  

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

Corporate QA Performance Metrics EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Summary EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics More Documents & Publications QA Corporate...

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Air quality metrics and wireless technology to maximize the energy efficiency of HVAC in a working auditorium  

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Abstract HVAC is the single largest consumer of energy in commercial and residential buildings. Reducing its energy consumption without compromising occupants’ comfort would have environmental and financial benefits. A wireless testbed consisting of a retrofitted wireless Condensation Particle Counter (CPC), 25 wireless temperature sensors, 2 HVAC-embedded temperature and CO2 sensors, and a webcam was deployed in a working auditorium, to monitor the air quality, temperature, and occupancy of the room. The main objectives were to identify particle sources using the retrofitted CPC, map the temperature variability of the room and select an optimal sensor location for HVAC control using clustering algorithms, and examine possible energy savings by operating the HVAC only during periods of occupancy using calendar-based scheduling and air quality indicators as proxies of occupancy. All air quality metrics increased with higher occupancy rates, although HVAC-modes changes were also identified as a source for particle numbers. Operating the HVAC using calendar-based scheduling resulted in energy savings of between 8 and 79%, increasing if occupancy events were scheduled close together. Finally, CO2 was the strongest predictor of occupancy counts with an R2 of 0.62 (pfilters should be replaced.

Anna Leavey; Yong Fu; Mo Sha; Andrew Kutta; Chenyang Lu; Weining Wang; Bill Drake; Yixin Chen; Pratim Biswas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE JGI Quality Metrics; Approaches to Scaling and Improving Metagenome Assembly (Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)  

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DOE JGI's Alex Copeland on "DOE JGI Quality Metrics" and Michigan State University's C. Titus Brown on "Approaches to Scaling and Improving Metagenome Assembly" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

Copeland, Alex [DOE JGI]; Brown, C Titus [Michigan State University

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality and thermal comfort levels under extreme hot weather  

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Abstract Meteorological (T and RH values) and air pollution data (PM10, NO2 and O3 concentrations) observed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Volos were analyzed to assess the air quality and the thermal comfort conditions and to study their synergy, when extreme hot weather prevailed in Greece during the period 2001–2010. The identification of a heat wave day was based on the suggestion made by the IPCC to define an extreme weather event. According to it, a heat wave day is detected when the daily maximum hourly temperature value exceeds its 90th percentile. This temperature criterion was applied to the data recorded at the cities center. Air quality was assessed at three sites in Athens (city center, near the city center, suburb), at two sites in Thessaloniki (city center, suburb) and at one site in Volos (city center), while thermal comfort conditions were assessed at the cities center. Mean pollution levels during the heat wave days and the non-heat wave days were calculated in order to examine the impact of the extreme hot weather on air quality. For this purpose, the distributions of the common air quality index and the exceedances of the air quality standards in force during the heat wave days and the non-heat wave days were also studied. Additionally, the variation of the daily maximum hourly value of Thom's discomfort index was studied in order to investigate the effect of extreme hot weather on people's thermal comfort. Moreover, the values of the common air quality index and Thom's discomfort index were comparatively assessed so as to investigate their synergy under extreme hot weather.

D.K. Papanastasiou; D. Melas; H.D. Kambezidis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STAR METRICS  

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

Energy continues to define Phase II of the STAR METRICS program, a collaborative initiative to track Research and Development expenditures and their outcomes. Visit the STAR METRICS website for...

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Project Level Factors Affecting Quality of Construction Projects.  

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??Quality management is an important topic in today s construction industry as it has become essential for construction companies to focus on increasing quality performance… (more)

Bansal, Ankit

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance metrics sensitivity study.  

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In September of 2009, a Tri-Lab team was formed to develop a set of metrics relating to the NNSA nuclear weapon surveillance program. The purpose of the metrics was to develop a more quantitative and/or qualitative metric(s) describing the results of realized or non-realized surveillance activities on our confidence in reporting reliability and assessing the stockpile. As a part of this effort, a statistical sub-team investigated various techniques and developed a complementary set of statistical metrics that could serve as a foundation for characterizing aspects of meeting the surveillance program objectives. The metrics are a combination of tolerance limit calculations and power calculations, intending to answer level-of-confidence type questions with respect to the ability to detect certain undesirable behaviors (catastrophic defects, margin insufficiency defects, and deviations from a model). Note that the metrics are not intended to gauge product performance but instead the adequacy of surveillance. This report gives a short description of four metrics types that were explored and the results of a sensitivity study conducted to investigate their behavior for various inputs. The results of the sensitivity study can be used to set the risk parameters that specify the level of stockpile problem that the surveillance program should be addressing.

Hamada, Michael S. (Los Alamos National Laboratory); Bierbaum, Rene Lynn; Robertson, Alix A. (Lawrence Livermore Laboratory)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Metrics Sensitivity Study  

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In September of 2009, a Tri-Lab team was formed to develop a set of metrics relating to the NNSA nuclear weapon surveillance program. The purpose of the metrics was to develop a more quantitative and/or qualitative metric(s) describing the results of realized or non-realized surveillance activities on our confidence in reporting reliability and assessing the stockpile. As a part of this effort, a statistical sub-team investigated various techniques and developed a complementary set of statistical metrics that could serve as a foundation for characterizing aspects of meeting the surveillance program objectives. The metrics are a combination of tolerance limit calculations and power calculations, intending to answer level-of-confidence type questions with respect to the ability to detect certain undesirable behaviors (catastrophic defects, margin insufficiency defects, and deviations from a model). Note that the metrics are not intended to gauge product performance but instead the adequacy of surveillance. This report gives a short description of four metrics types that were explored and the results of a sensitivity study conducted to investigate their behavior for various inputs. The results of the sensitivity study can be used to set the risk parameters that specify the level of stockpile problem that the surveillance program should be addressing.

Bierbaum, R; Hamada, M; Robertson, A

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality levels Sample Search Results  

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Improving Air Summary: about unhealthful levels of air pollution. Impact Air quality forecasts and warnings for health... Learn More:...

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Selection of a tightened-normal-tightened system for given values of the acceptable quality level and limiting quality level using weighted Poisson distribution  

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Since the first acceptance sampling plans have been developed 80 years ago, a number of selection principles have emerged. The majority of these principles are characterised by the fact that they look upon producer and consumer as two opposing parties. However, in many occasions, e.g., in final inspection, producer and consumer represent the same party and, therefore, the used sampling plan should not make an attempt to discriminate between their interests. In this case, the interest is to avoid wrong decisions, i.e., reject product of sufficient quality and accept product of insufficient quality. Thus, the natural objective in these cases is to use overall risk for a wrong decision as optimisation criteria. Optimum result can be arrived further by the weighted Poisson distribution. In this paper, a table and procedure are given for finding the tightened-normal-tightened system involving minimum sum of producer's and consumer's risks for specified acceptable quality level and limiting quality level using the weighted Poisson distribution. This is the case with the tightened-normal-tightened system for given acceptable quality level and limiting quality level involving minimum risks using the weighted Poisson distribution.

K. Subramani; V. Haridoss

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Metamodel-Based Design of Software Metrics  

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Metric values can be used in order to compare and evaluate software entities, find defects, and predict quality. For some programming languages there are much more known metrics than for others. It would be helpful, if one could use existing metrics ... Keywords: Data model, Measure, Metamodel, Metric, Object-relational database, Reusability, UML

Erki Eessaar

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metric Presentation  

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MODERN GRID MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Smart Grid Metrics Monitoring our Progress Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Joe Miller - Modern Grid Team June 19, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Many are working on the Smart Grid FERC DOE-OE Grid 2030 GridWise Alliance EEI NERC (FM) DOE/NETL Modern Grid Strategy GridWise Program GridWorks NW GridWise Testbed GridApps CERTS DOE-OE CEC PIER NYSERDA CPUC AMI Galvin Initiative EPRI Intelligrid PSERC NIST GWAC Utility AMI Open AMI CEC PIER EPACT05 Nat'al Labs EISA-2007 IEEE DOE Smart Grid Task Force 3 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

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The effect of various calcium and phosphorus levels on egg production and egg shell quality  

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. ) (Pleiahc~) Angust 1980 ABSTRACT The Effect of Various Calcium and Phosphorus Levels on Egg Production and Egg Shell Quality. (August 1980) John Warren Bradley, Junior B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. C. R. Creger Two... experiments were conducted, using a commercial strain of White Leghorn laying hens, to determine the effect of feeding various dietary combinations of calcium and phosphorus on egg production and egg shell quality. Calcium carbonate in the form of oyster...

Bradley, John Warren

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond Language Independent Object-Oriented Metrics: Model Independent Metrics  

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@iam.unibe.ch Software Composition Group Universit´a di Berna, Svizzera St´ephane Ducasse ducasse@iam.unibe.ch Software Composition Group Universit´e de Berne, Suisse ABSTRACT Software Metrics have become essential in software engi- neering for several reasons, among which quality assessment and reengineering. In the context

Ducasse, Stéphane

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Channel Coding Diversity with Mismatched Decoding Metrics  

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1 Channel Coding Diversity with Mismatched Decoding Metrics Trung Thanh Nguyen, Student Member diversity with general decoding metrics in terms of the gener- alized mutual information (GMI). We show of weather-induced fading scenarios where the quality of a single (either FSO or RF) channel could

Lampe, Lutz

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NEWTON's Metric System Resources  

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Please select any link below. Search this page, using your web browser's search function. Please select any link below. Search this page, using your web browser's search function. Metric System References Do you have a great metric reference link? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Reference Links: Metric (SI) References Metric (SI) References Having trouble with the metric system? Visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology's site about the rules and style conventions of the International System of Units (SI). The Metric System The Metric System Need another reference? Try this site provided by Wikipedia that discusses the metric system and its history in depth. Metric Converter Metric Converter Need to convert to Metric? OnlineConversion.com allows you to convert just about anything to just about anything else. This will let you easily from metric to US Standard notation, and vice versa.

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Kerr Metric Black Holes  

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... a = J/cM. Written in a form5 which reduces to the standard form of Schwarzschild metric when a = 0, the Kerr metric is

JAMES M. BARDEEN

1970-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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How You Can Help ur department is dedicated to quality education at all levels: undergraduate,  

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How You Can Help O ur department is dedicated to quality education at all levels: undergraduate.Thus, making a gift can help chemistry education at USC flourish in many different ways. Undergraduate Research, we would like to give up to three awards per year. Please help by sending your contribution

Krylov, Anna I.

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Productivity metrics in dynamic LCA for whole buildings: Using a post-occupancy evaluation of energy and indoor environmental quality tradeoffs  

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Abstract The IEQ + DLCA framework, which integrates indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and dynamic life cycle assessment (DLCA) at the whole-building level, was revised and expanded to consider non-chemical health impacts and productivity/performance impacts. The complete framework was evaluated for a case study of a LEED gold rated university building, supplemented with a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) designed to elicit qualitative feedback on IEQ and productivity impacts specific to the building. Most non-chemical health impacts (e.g. sick building syndrome (SBS), asthma) were not able to be included in the framework, due to potential overlaps with chemical-specific impacts already included in LCA. However, productivity impacts were able to be included in the framework for the purpose of comparing different design and operational choices for a given building. Occupants were also asked to evaluate the anticipated effects on their individual productivity due to IEQ changes associated with hypothetical energy-saving strategies. Results of the POE showed occupants were generally satisfied with IEQ, and considered that increasing summer cooling temperature set points would enhance productivity. Energy savings were calculated using an empirical energy and IEQ model calibrated with sensed data from the building. Evaluation of the full IEQ + DLCA framework suggested potentially significant energy savings potential and possible productivity enhancement, but indicated tradeoffs between internal chemical impact categories related to building ventilation, indoor pollutant generation and outdoor pollutant intake. The tradeoffs and overlaps between internal chemical impact categories themselves, as well as between chemical and non-chemical impact categories such as (SBS) are a challenge for LCA of whole buildings.

William O. Collinge; Amy E. Landis; Alex K. Jones; Laura A. Schaefer; Melissa M. Bilec

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics for enterprise transformation  

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The objective of this thesis is to depict the role of metrics in the evolving journey of enterprise transformation. To this end, three propositions are explored: (i) metrics and measurement systems drive transformation, ...

Blackburn, Craig D. (Craig David), S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - 2008 Performance Metrics  

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8 Performance Metrics 8 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2008 Performance Metrics Each year, the ARM Program must submit to DOE an overall performance measure related to scientific achievement. The overall performance measure includes specific metrics for reporting progress each quarter. This reporting process includes support documentation (usually a report or data file) appropriate for the metric. Overall Performance Measures

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Quality of Service-Driven Requirements Analyses for Component Composition: A Two-Level Grammar++ Approach1  

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criteria but also assurance of the system's quality of service (QoS). This paper presents a grammatical Qo in terms of QoS parameters and manipulates the QoS requirements using grammar rules which assureQuality of Service-Driven Requirements Analyses for Component Composition: A Two-Level Grammar

Gray, Jeffrey G.

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Street-level air quality : exploring the feasibility of a cyclist-led, crowdsourced map in Singapore and Mexico  

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This thesis explores the feasibility of creating a street-level air quality map, whereby cyclists gather data through a participatory sensing process as they ride around the city. I explore two primary areas required for ...

Holub, Amalia R. (Amalia Rae)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FY 2014 Metric Summary | Department of Energy  

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4 Metric Summary FY 2014 Metric Summary FY 2014 Q1 Metric Summary.pdf FY 2014 Q2 Metric Summary.pdf FY 2014 Q3 Metric Summary.pdf More Documents & Publications FY 2014 Q3 Metric...

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ARM - 2009 Performance Metrics  

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9 Performance Metrics 9 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2009 Performance Metrics Improve Climate Models - Develop a coupled climate model with fully interactive carbon and sulfur cycles, as well as dynamic vegetation to enable simulations of aerosol effects, carbon chemistry, and carbon sequestration by the land surface and oceans and the interactions between the carbon cycle and climate. In fiscal year 2009: Provide improved climate

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ARM - 2007 Performance Metrics  

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7 Performance Metrics 7 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2007 Performance Metrics A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a single grid box of a Global Climate Model (GCM). This illustration represents the observing strategy of ARM, which takes continuous atmospheric observations from fixed sites in three climate regimes around the world. A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a

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Generalized utility metrics for supercomputers  

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2007:1–12 Generalized utility metrics for supercomputers 12.ISSUE PAPER Generalized utility metrics for supercomputersproblem of ranking the utility of supercom- puter systems

Strohmaier, Erich

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology  

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

Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 January 2009 Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology To clarify how the terms are used in the Department of Energy's Performance Metrics Research Project, a list of terms related to performance metrics are defined and include examples and comments. Visit www.commercialbuildings.energy.gov/performance_metrics.html to learn more. Baseline - a standard reference case used as a basis for comparison Examples: a simulation model of an ASHRAE 90.1 compliant building, control building, measurement of energy consumption prior to application of an energy conservation measure Comments: Establishing a clearly defined baseline very important and is often the most difficult task. Defining a repeatable baseline is essential if the work is to be compared to results of other

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Appendix B Metric  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Metric Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1992 through 1996 in metric units of measure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this table have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1992 through 1996. A brief documentation for the thermal conversion factors follows: * Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content of dry production to the total heat content of extraction loss and dividing the resulting sum by the total quantity of dry production and extraction

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Quotients of Metric Spaces  

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the properties of quotient spaces of metric spaces. We will use "iff" as an abbreviation for "if and only if". If f is a function from X onto Y, we will write f: X --->> Y....

Herman, Robert A.

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Efficiency  

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Page 1 Page 1 Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency Global Taskforce Reaches Agreement on Measurement Protocols for PUE - Continues Discussion of Additional Energy Efficiency Metrics February 28th, 2011 The data center has become an increasingly important part of most business operations in the twenty-first century. With escalating demand and rising energy prices, it is essential for the owners and operators of these mission critical facilities to assess and improve their performance with energy efficiency metrics. However, even with the global presence of many companies, these metrics are often not applied consistently at a global level. To address these inconsistencies, a group of global leaders has been meeting regularly to agree

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Customer satisfaction for beef: home-use tests and objective measures to evaluate three retail cuts at different quality levels  

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, participated in a six-week home-use test of the three cuts and four quality grade levels completing a questionnaire for each steak evaluated. Trained sensory panel and Wamer-Bratzler shear force determination (WBS) provided objective measures for each subprimal...

Neely, Tracey Renee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of the Reduction of Nutrient Levels on Bacterial Water Quality in Distribution Systems  

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...increase when assimilable organic carbon (AOC) levels were lower than 10 mug/liter...bacteria in chlorinated water may be limited by AOC levels of less than 50 to 100 mug/liter...levels of treatment. For systems with high AOC or BDOC levels (e.g., an AOC level...

Christian J. Volk; Mark W. LeChevallier

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidance on the application of quality assurance for characterizing a low-level radioactive waste disposal site  

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This document provides the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staff guidance to an applicant on meeting the quality control (QC) requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61, Section 61.12 (10 CFR 61.12), for a low-level waste disposal facility. The QC requirements combined with the requirements for managerial controls and audits are the basis for developing a quality assurance (QA) program and for the guidance provided herein. QA guidance is specified for site characterization activities necessary to meet the performance objectives of 10 CFR Part 61 and to limit exposure to or the release of radioactivity. 1 tab.

Pittiglio, C.L. Jr.; Starmer, R.J.; Hedges, D.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Directional projection based image fusion quality metric  

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In the past few decades, image fusion and its performance evaluation have attracted considerable research attention. However, it is still hard to objectively evaluate the fusion performance due to the diversity of image sources and the motivations for ... Keywords: Image fusion, Local sensitive intensity, Radon transform

Richang Hong, Wenyi Cao, Jianxin Pang, Jianguo Jiang

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Metrics Project  

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the goal of this project was to determine the optimum moisture levels for biomass processing for pellets commercially, by correlating data taken from numerous points in the process, and across several different feedstock materials produced and harvested using a variety of different management practices. This was to be done by correlating energy consumption and material through put rates with the moisture content of incoming biomass ( corn & wheat stubble, native grasses, weeds, & grass straws), and the quality of the final pellet product.This project disseminated the data through a public website, and answering questions form universities across Missouri that are engaged in biomass conversion technologies. Student interns from a local university were employed to help collect data, which enabled them to learn firsthand about biomass processing.

Schuchmann, Mark

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-level feedback control for Quality of Service Management Tommaso Cucinotta, Giuseppe Lipari  

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Palopoli and Luca Abeni are with Universit`a di Trento, Trento, Italy §Rodrigo Santos is with Universidad {t.cucinotta, g.lipari}@sssup.it Luigi Palopoli, Luca Abeni {l.palopoli, l.abeni}@unitn.it Rodrigo Santos§ ierms@criba.edu.ar Abstract We consider the problem of power-aware Quality of Ser- vice (Qo

Lipari, Giuseppe

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Resilient Control Systems Practical Metrics Basis for Defining Mission Impact  

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"Resilience” describes how systems operate at an acceptable level of normalcy despite disturbances or threats. In this paper we first consider the cognitive, cyber-physical interdependencies inherent in critical infrastructure systems and how resilience differs from reliability to mitigate these risks. Terminology and metrics basis are provided to integrate the cognitive, cyber-physical aspects that should be considered when defining solutions for resilience. A practical approach is taken to roll this metrics basis up to system integrity and business case metrics that establish “proper operation” and “impact.” A notional chemical processing plant is the use case for demonstrating how the system integrity metrics can be applied to establish performance, and

Craig G. Rieger

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) | Department of Energy  

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

Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) MISSION: The mission of the Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) is to support the effective and efficient implementation of the Department of Energy's human capital initiatives and functions through the strategic integration of corporate human capital performance metrics and the budget of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HC). FUNCTIONS: Human capital performance measurement and strategic functions at the DOE and interagency levels include: Provides analytical support and strategic advice to internal and external HC stakeholders on the appropriate and effective use of performance metrics as a key to effective strategic human capital management.

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Metric adjusted skew information  

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We extend the concept of Wigner-Yanase-Dyson skew information to something we call ``metric adjusted skew information'' (of a state with respect to a conserved observable). This ``skew information'' is intended to be a non-negative quantity bounded by the variance (of an observable in a state) that vanishes for observables commuting with the state. We show that the skew information is a convex function on the manifold of states. It also satisfies other requirements, proposed by Wigner and Yanase, for an effective measure-of-information content of a state relative to a conserved observable. We establish a connection between the geometrical formulation of quantum statistics as proposed by Chentsov and Morozova and measures of quantum information as introduced by Wigner and Yanase and extended in this article. We show that the set of normalized Morozova-Chentsov functions describing the possible quantum statistics is a Bauer simplex and determine its extreme points. We determine a particularly simple skew information, the ``lambda-skew information,'' parametrized by a lambda in (0,1], and show that the convex cone this family generates coincides with the set of all metric adjusted skew informations. Key words: Skew information, convexity, monotone metric, Morozova-Chentsov function, lambda-skew information.

Frank Hansen

2006-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving enterprise decision-making : the benefits of metric commonality  

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The objective of this research is to identify a new approach in managing, and making internal program-level decisions from, externally tracked performance metrics. Industry observations indicate the increasing challenge ...

Friedman, Alissa H. (Alissa Heather)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Degenerate Metric Phase Boundaries  

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The structure of boundaries between degenerate and nondegenerate solutions of Ashtekar's canonical reformulation of Einstein's equations is studied. Several examples are given of such "phase boundaries" in which the metric is degenerate on one side of a null hypersurface and non-degenerate on the other side. These include portions of flat space, Schwarzschild, and plane wave solutions joined to degenerate regions. In the last case, the wave collides with a planar phase boundary and continues on with the same curvature but degenerate triad, while the phase boundary continues in the opposite direction. We conjecture that degenerate phase boundaries are always null.

Ingemar Bengtsson; Ted Jacobson

1999-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Subcellular distribution of cholesterol within muscle and adipose tissues of beef longissimus steaks as influenced by cooking, quality grade and fat trim level  

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SUBCELLULAR DISTRIBUTION OF CHOLESTEROL WITHIN MUSCLE AND ADIPOSE TISSUES OF BEEF LONGISSIMUS STEAKS AS INFLUENCED BY COOKING, QUALITY GRADE AND FAT TRIM LEVEL A Thesis by LISA MARIE HOELSCHER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM... AS INFLUENCED BY COOKING, QUALITY GRADE AND FAT TRIM LEVEL A Thesis by LISA MARIE HOELSCHER Approved as to style and content by: f Savell (Chair of Committee) Barbara O' Brien (Member) Karen Kubena (Member) Gary C. Smith (Head of Department) August...

Hoelscher, Lisa Marie

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Surface metrics: an alternative to patch metrics  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Surface metrics: an alternative to patch metrics for the quantification Abstract Modern landscape ecology is based on the patch mosaic paradigm, in which landscapes are conceptualized and analyzed as mosaics of discrete patches. While this model has been widely success- ful

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VOC Exposure Metrics  

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6 6 VOC Exposure Metrics ... and "Sick Building Syndrome" Figure1: The elevated odds ratios (above unity) in this figure suggest that exposures to VOCs from water-based points and solvents are associated with a variety of sick building symptions (* indicates the OR is significant at p < 0.05; ** for p < 0.01). The indoors is often regarded as safe haven from problems associated with outdoor air pollution, but a growing number of reports have suggested that exposures in indoor environments may lead to health problems. One area in which evidence has been accumulating is the relationship between working in office buildings (as opposed to industrial exposure conditions) and a variety of health effects, such as eye, nose, and throat irritation and

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sea level | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

sea level sea level Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows sea level rise for the period as early as 1834 through 2008 for the following UK sites: Aberdeen, Liverpool, Newlyn, North Shields, and Sheerness. Data is from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory. Earliest year of available data varies by site, beginning between 1834 and 1916. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change sea level UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Sea level rise (UK) (xls, 280.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status)

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Contraction semigroups on metric graphs  

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The main objective of the present work is to study contraction semigroups generated by Laplace operators on metric graphs, which are not necessarily self-adjoint. We prove criteria for such semigroups to be continuity and positivity preserving. Also we provide a characterization of generators of Feller semigroups on metric graphs.

Vadim Kostrykin; Jurgen Potthoff; Robert Schrader

2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers  

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Performance Metrics Performance Metrics Tiers to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score Energy Modeling Software

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Metrics for Sustainable Manufacturing  

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a system or process in maintaining a sustainable level of afor manufacturing processes to achieve truly sustainablesustainable phase of the automobile manufacturing process

Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Vijayaraghavan, Athulan; Dornfeld, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmental alternations and metrical theory  

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This dissertation focuses on phonological alternations that are influenced or constrained by word-internal prosody, i.e. prominence and foot structure, and what these alternations can tell us about metrical theory. Detailed ...

Vaysman, Olga

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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List of SEP Reporting Metrics  

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

DOE State Energy Program List of Reporting Metrics, which was produced by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program for SEP and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) programs.

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Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting: Preprint  

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Forecasting solar energy generation is a challenging task due to the variety of solar power systems and weather regimes encountered. Forecast inaccuracies can result in substantial economic losses and power system reliability issues. This paper presents a suite of generally applicable and value-based metrics for solar forecasting for a comprehensive set of scenarios (i.e., different time horizons, geographic locations, applications, etc.). In addition, a comprehensive framework is developed to analyze the sensitivity of the proposed metrics to three types of solar forecasting improvements using a design of experiments methodology, in conjunction with response surface and sensitivity analysis methods. The results show that the developed metrics can efficiently evaluate the quality of solar forecasts, and assess the economic and reliability impact of improved solar forecasting.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B. M.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H. F.; Banunarayanan, V.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics  

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We examine the conditions under which the thermodynamic behaviour of gravity can be explained within an emergent gravity scenario, where the metric is defined as a composite operator. We show that due to the availability of a boundary of a boundary principle for the quantum effective action, Clausius-like relations can always be constructed. Hence, any true explanation of the thermodynamic nature of the metric tensor has to be referred to an equilibration process, associated to the presence of an H-theorem, possibly driven by decoherence induced by the pregeometric degrees of freedom, and their entanglement with the geometric ones.

Lorenzo Sindoni

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Common Carbon Metric | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Common Carbon Metric Common Carbon Metric Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Common Carbon Metric Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Implementation Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/Common-Carbon-Metric-for_Pilot_Testing_220410.p Common Carbon Metric Screenshot References: Common Carbon Metrics [1] "This paper is offered by the United Nations Environment Programme's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), a partnership between the UN and public and private stakeholders in the building sector, promoting sustainable building practices globally. The purpose of this

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Why is the metric invertible?  

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We raise, and provide an (unsatisfactory) answer to, the title's question: why, unlike all other fields, does the gravitational "metric" variable not have zero vacuum? After formulating, without begging it, we exhibit additions to the conventional action that express existence of the inverse through a field equation.

S. Deser

2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Lorentzian Metrics from Characteristic Surfaces  

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The following issue is raised and discussed; when do families of foliations by hypersurfaces on a given four dimensional manifold become the null surfaces of some unknown, but to be determined, metric $g_{ab}(x)$? It follows from these results that one can use these surfaces as fundamental variables for GR.

Simonetta Frittelli; Carlos Kozameh; Ted Newman

1995-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency (February 2, 2010)  

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency The United States of America, European Union and Japan Reach Agreement on Guiding Principles for Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics February 2, 2010 As business demands and energy costs for data centers rise, owners and operators have focused on the energy efficiency of the data center as a whole, frequently using energy efficiency metrics. However, the metrics are not always applied clearly and consistently at a global level. To address these inconsistencies, a group of global leaders met on February 2, 2010 to agree on data center energy efficiency measurements, metrics, and reporting conventions. Organizations represented were the U.S. Department of Energy's Save Now and Federal Energy Management Programs,

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Conceptual Soundness, Metric Development, Benchmarking, and Targeting for PATH Subprogram Evaluation  

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the conceptual soundness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program's revised goals and establish and apply a framework to identify and recommend metrics that are the most useful for measuring PATH's progress. This report provides an evaluative review of PATH's revised goals, outlines a structured method for identifying and selecting metrics, proposes metrics and benchmarks for a sampling of individual PATH programs, and discusses other metrics that potentially could be developed that may add value to the evaluation process. The framework and individual program metrics can be used for ongoing management improvement efforts and to inform broader program-level metrics for government reporting requirements.

Mosey. G.; Doris, E.; Coggeshall, C.; Antes, M.; Ruch, J.; Mortensen, J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Individual-based modeling of environmental quality effects on early life stages of fish: A case study using striped bass  

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We demonstrate an individual-based approach to population modeling to evaluate environmental quality effects on early life stages of fishes. We believe that, regardless of the modeling approach, environmental quality effects ultimately must be evaluated at the population level. Determining population-level consequences of changes in environmental quality is critical because the population is the relevant endpoint of interest with respect to success of the species and its availability for harvest. It offers a common metric upon which to compare among different environmental factors, effects, and life stages.

Rose, K.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Cowan, J.H. Jr. (University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL (United States). Dept. of Marine Sciences); Houde, E.D. (Maryland Univ., Solomons, MD (United States). Chesapeake Biological Lab.); Coutant, C.C. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Individual-based modeling of environmental quality effects on early life stages of fish: A case study using striped bass  

SciTech Connect

We demonstrate an individual-based approach to population modeling to evaluate environmental quality effects on early life stages of fishes. We believe that, regardless of the modeling approach, environmental quality effects ultimately must be evaluated at the population level. Determining population-level consequences of changes in environmental quality is critical because the population is the relevant endpoint of interest with respect to success of the species and its availability for harvest. It offers a common metric upon which to compare among different environmental factors, effects, and life stages.

Rose, K.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Cowan, J.H. Jr. [University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL (United States). Dept. of Marine Sciences; Houde, E.D. [Maryland Univ., Solomons, MD (United States). Chesapeake Biological Lab.; Coutant, C.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS  

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BUILDINGS Ruth Charney and Alexander Lytchak 0 of spaces satisfying CAT-inequalities are spherical and Euclidean buildings which come equipped with a natural piecewise spherical or Euclidean metric. Buildings also satisfy other nice metric properties

Charney, Ruth

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Header for SPIE use A QoS Metric for Packet Networks  

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to empower communication systems with quality of service (QoS) capabilities. In general, their main goal challenge associated with quality of service provision is the development of an efficient and flexible way. Such a QoS metric should be able to produce comparable measures, independently of the nature and scope

Monteiro, Edmundo

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Technical Workshop: Resilience Metrics for Energy Transmission...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Metrics J. Mark Drexel Presentation: Risk Assessment for Storm Hardening Anders Johnson Presentation: Natural Gas Transportation Resiliency Christina Sames Presentation:...

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ATTACHMENT A PROJECT PERFORMANCE METRICS (DRAFT)  

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metrics submission. The focus areas are: weather, climate change and variability, atmospheric compositionATTACHMENT A PROJECT PERFORMANCE METRICS (DRAFT) REASoN projects are required to collect and report on the metrics noted in Table A. These data will be reported from the projects on a monthly basis with six month

Christian, Eric

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METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS  

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METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS Ruth Charney and Alexander Lytchak 0-inequalities are spherical and Euclidean buildings which come equipped with a natural piecewise spherical or Euclidean metric. Buildings also satisfy other nice metric properties. A spherical building X, for example, is easily seen

Charney, Ruth

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Activity-Level Work Planning and Control Implementation  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Such metrics may then be monitored and analyzed to assess program performance. The Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) Integrated Safety Management (ISM)Quality...

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Multi-Metric Sustainability Analysis  

SciTech Connect

A readily accessible framework that allows for evaluating impacts and comparing tradeoffs among factors in energy policy, expansion planning, and investment decision making is lacking. Recognizing this, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) funded an exploration of multi-metric sustainability analysis (MMSA) to provide energy decision makers with a means to make more comprehensive comparisons of energy technologies. The resulting MMSA tool lets decision makers simultaneously compare technologies and potential deployment locations.

Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.; Macknick, J.; Mann, M.; Pless, J.; Munoz, D.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Culture, and a Metrics Methodology for Biological Countermeasure Scenarios  

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Outcome Metrics Methodology defines a way to evaluate outcome metrics associated with scenario analyses related to biological countermeasures. Previous work developed a schema to allow evaluation of common elements of impacts across a wide range of potential threats and scenarios. Classes of metrics were identified that could be used by decision makers to differentiate the common bases among disparate scenarios. Typical impact metrics used in risk calculations include the anticipated number of deaths, casualties, and the direct economic costs should a given event occur. There are less obvious metrics that are often as important and require more intensive initial work to be incorporated. This study defines a methodology for quantifying, evaluating, and ranking metrics other than direct health and economic impacts. As has been observed with the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, impacts to the culture of specific sectors of society are less obvious on an immediate basis but equally important over the ensuing and long term. Culture is used as the example class of metrics within which • requirements for a methodology are explored • likely methodologies are examined • underlying assumptions for the respective methodologies are discussed • the basis for recommending a specific methodology is demonstrated. Culture, as a class of metrics, is shown to consist of political, sociological, and psychological elements that are highly valued by decision makers. In addition, cultural practices, dimensions, and kinds of knowledge offer complementary sets of information that contribute to the context within which experts can provide input. The quantification and evaluation of sociopolitical, socio-economic, and sociotechnical impacts depend predominantly on subjective, expert judgment. Epidemiological data is limited, resulting in samples with statistical limits. Dose response assessments and curves depend on the quality of data and its relevance to human modes of exposure. With uncertain data and limited common units, the aggregation of results is not inherently obvious. Candidate methodologies discussed include statistical, analytical, and expert-based numerical approaches. Most statistical methods require large amounts of data with a random distribution of values for validity. Analytical methods predominate wherein structured data or patterns are evident and randomness is low. The analytical hierarchy process is shown to satisfy all requirements and provide a detailed method for measurement that depends on expert judgment by decision makers.

Simpson, Mary J.

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Metrics Tiers | Department of Energy  

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Performance Metrics Tiers Performance Metrics Tiers Performance Metrics Tiers The performance metrics defined by the Commercial Buildings Integration Program offer different tiers of information to address the needs of various users. On this page you will find information about the various goals users are trying to achieve by using performance metrics and the tiers of metrics. Goals in Measuring Performance Many individuals and groups are involved with a building over its lifetime, and all have different interests in and requirements for the building. Although these interests differ, the value in using metrics reflects a small number of driving factors: Controlling energy costs and energy consumption Minimizing environmental impacts Enhancing the image through marketing Improving load forecasting, energy management, and reliability.

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Comparing Resource Adequacy Metrics: Preprint  

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As the penetration of variable generation (wind and solar) increases around the world, there is an accompanying growing interest and importance in accurately assessing the contribution that these resources can make toward planning reserve. This contribution, also known as the capacity credit or capacity value of the resource, is best quantified by using a probabilistic measure of overall resource adequacy. In recognizing the variable nature of these renewable resources, there has been interest in exploring the use of reliability metrics other than loss of load expectation. In this paper, we undertake some comparisons using data from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council in the western United States.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wildlife toxicity extrapolations: Dose metric  

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Ecotoxicological assessments must rely on the extrapolation of toxicity data from a few indicator species to many species of concern. Data are available from laboratory studies (e.g., quail, mallards, rainbow trout, fathead minnow) and some planned or serendipitous field studies of a broader, but by no means comprehensive, suite of species. Yet all ecological risk assessments begin with an estimate of risk based on information gleaned from the literature. One is then confronted with the necessity of extrapolating toxicity information from a limited number of indicator species to all organisms of interest. This is a particularly acute problem when trying to estimate hazards to wildlife in terrestrial systems as there is an extreme paucity of data for most chemicals in all but a handful of species. This section continues the debate by six panelists of the ``correct`` approach for determining wildlife toxicity thresholds by examining which dose metric to use for threshold determination and interspecific extrapolation, Since wild animals are exposed to environmental contaminants primarily through ingestion, should threshold values be expressed as amount of chemical in the diet (e.g., ppm) or as a body weight-adjusted dose (mg/kg/day)? Which of these two approaches is most relevant for ecological risk assessment decision making? Which is best for interspecific extrapolations? Converting from one metric to the other can compound uncertainty if the actual consumption rates of a species is unknown. How should this be dealt with? Is it of sufficient magnitude to be of concern?

Fairbrother, A. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States); Berg, M. van den [Univ. of Utrecht (Netherlands). Research Inst. of Toxicology

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Gravitational lensing in metric theories of gravity  

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Gravitational lensing in metric theories of gravity is discussed. I introduce a generalized approximate metric element, inclusive of both post-post-Newtonian contributions and a gravitomagnetic field. Following Fermat’s principle and standard hypotheses, I derive the time delay function and deflection angle caused by an isolated mass distribution. Several astrophysical systems are considered. In most of the cases, the gravitomagnetic correction offers the best perspectives for an observational detection. Actual measurements distinguish only marginally different metric theories from each other.

Mauro Sereno

2003-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining a Standard Metric for Electricity Savings  

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1991. The Potential for Electricity Efficiency Improvementswww.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia860.html>. FigureA STANDARD METRIC FOR ELECTRICITY SAVINGS Jonathan Koomey*,

Koomey, Jonathan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics and Benchmarks for Energy Efficiency in Laboratories  

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A wide spectrum of laboratory owners, ranging from universities to federal agencies, have explicit goals for energy efficiency in their facilities. For example, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) requires all new federal buildings to exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2004 1 by at least 30 percent. The University of California Regents Policy requires all new construction to exceed California Title 24 2 by at least 20 percent. A new laboratory is much more likely to meet energy efficiency goals if quantitative metrics and targets are explicitly specified in programming documents and tracked during the course of the delivery process. If efficiency targets are not explicitly and properly defined, any additional capital costs or design time associated with attaining higher efficiencies can be difficult to justify. The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance on how to specify and compute energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks for laboratories, at the whole building as well as the system level. The information in this guide can be used to incorporate quantitative metrics and targets into the programming of new laboratory facilities. Many of these metrics can also be applied to evaluate existing facilities. For information on strategies and technologies to achieve energy efficiency, the reader is referred to Labs21 resources, including technology best practice guides, case studies, and the design guide (available at www.labs21century.gov/toolkit).

Mathew, Paul

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE  

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE DMITRY JAKOBSON, NIKOLAI NADIRASHVILI extremal metrics. The only known extremal metrics are a round sphere, a standard projective plane, a Clifford torus and an equilateral torus. We construct an extremal metric on a Klein bottle. It is a metric

Leclercq, Remi

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE  

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE DMITRY JAKOBSON, NIKOLAI NADIRASHVILI extremal metrics. The only known extremal metrics are a round sphere, a standard projective plane, a Cli#11;ord torus and an equilateral torus. We construct an extremal metric on a Klein bottle. It is a metric

Jakobson, Dmitry

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Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices  

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A smart grid uses digital power control and communication technology to improve the reliability, security, flexibility, and efficiency of the electric system, from large generation through the delivery systems to electricity consumers and a growing number of distributed generation and storage resources. To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived from the National Energy Technology Laboratory Modern Grid Strategy. The Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report defines and examines 21 metrics that collectively provide insight into the grid’s capacity to embody these characteristics. This appendix presents papers covering each of the 21 metrics identified in Section 2.1 of the Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report. These metric papers were prepared in advance of the main body of the report and collectively form its informational backbone.

Balducci, Patrick J.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Clements, Samuel L.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Kirkham, Harold; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Smith, David L.; Weimar, Mark R.; Gardner, Chris; Varney, Jeff

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of surface treatment on the bonding quality of wafer-level Cu-to-Cu thermo-compression bonding for 3D integration  

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Various surface treatments are applied for surface oxide removal prior to wafer-level Cu-to-Cu thermo-compression bonding and the bonding quality is systematically analyzed in this work. Three methods are investigated: self-assembled monolayer (SAM) passivation, forming gas annealing and acetic acid wet cleaning. The surface conditions are carefully examined including roughness, contact angle and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) scan. The wafer pairs are bonded at 250??C under a bonding force of 5500?N for a duration of 1?h in a vacuum environment. The bonding medium consists of a Cu (300?nm) bonding layer and a Ti (50?nm) barrier layer. The bonding quality investigation consists of two parts: hermeticity based on helium leak test and mechanical strength using four-point bending method. Although all samples under test with different surface treatment methods present an excellent hermetic seal and a robust mechanical support, the measurement results show that samples bonded after SAM passivation exhibit the best hermeticity and bonding strength for 3D integration application.

J Fan; D F Lim; C S Tan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics for Evaluating Service Designs Based on SoaML Michael Gebhart, Sebastian Abeck  

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| abeck} @kit.edu Abstract--In the context of service-oriented architectures, quality attributes and service designs based on the Service oriented architecture Modeling Language as standardized language for modeling service-oriented architectures. To illustrate the metrics and to verify their validity, service

Abeck, Sebastian

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State Energy Program Goals, Metrics, and History | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

State Energy Program Goals, Metrics, and History State Energy Program Goals, Metrics, and History The mission of the State Energy Program (SEP) is to provide leadership to maximize...

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Explicit form of the Scalar-Tensor metric to be used for propagation of light in the Solar system in continuity of the GR IAU2000 metric  

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The metric recommanded by the IAU2000 resolutions allows propagation of light calculations at the c-3 level in the general relativity framework. In a recent paper [1], motivated by forthcoming space experiments involving propagation of light in the Solar System (ASTROD, GAIA, LATOR, ODYSSEY, SAGAS, SIM, TIPO, ...), we have proposed an extention of the IAU metric equations at the c-4 level. This has been made in the general relativity framework. However, scalar-tensor theories may induce corrections numerically comparable to the c-4 general relativistic terms. Accordingly, one proposes in this paper an extension of [1] to the scalar-tensor case. The case of a strongly hierarchized system (such as the Solar system) is emphasized. In this case, an explicit metric solution is proposed.

Olivier Minazzoli; Bertrand Chauvineau

2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Geodesic completeness of diagonal $G_2$ metrics  

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In this talk a sufficient condition for a diagonal orthogonally transitive cylindrical $G_2$ metric to be geodesically complete is given. The condition is weak enough to comprise all known diagonal perfect fluid cosmological models that are non-singular.

L. Fernández-Jambrina

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Error Metrics for Oceanographic Model Verification  

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A common problem with modern numerical oceanographic models is spatial displacement, including misplacement and misshapenness of ocean circulation features. Traditional error metrics, such as least squares methods, are ineffective in many such ...

Sean B. Ziegeler; James D. Dykes; Jay F. Shriver

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CS 537: Software Metrics Students will  

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measurements. Demonstrate the knowledge of software metrics. Demonstrate the knowledge of using software the knowledge of statistical analysis in software measurement. Demonstrate the knowledge of developing and calibrating predication systems. Demonstrate the knowledge of developing and maintaining a measurement program

Heller, Barbara

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Microsoft Word - QER Resilience Metrics - Technical Workshp ...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

on developing a long-term roadmap on resilience metrics for electric power, gas, and oil infrastructure and their proposed uses. Location The session will be held on be held...

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Clean Cities Annual Metrics Report 2009 (Revised)  

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Document provides Clean Cities coalition metrics about the use of alternative fuels; the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and idle reduction initiatives; fuel economy activities; and programs to reduce vehicle miles driven.

Johnson, C.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalization Of The Gross-Perry Metrics  

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A class of SO(n+1) symmetric solutions of the (N+n+1)-dimensional Einstein equations is found. It contains 5-dimensional metrics of Gross and Perry and Millward.

M. Jakimowicz; J. Tafel

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical metric and the nature of gravity  

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A physical metric is defined as one which gives a measurable speed of light throughout the whole space time continuum. It will be shown that a metric which satisfies the condition that speed of light on the spherical direction is that in a vacuum gives a correct result. All the metric functions thus obtained are positive definite and exhibits a repulsive force at short distances. The horizon in the sense of vanishing of the speed of light still exists in the radial direction. It is located at 2.60 times of the Schwarzschild radius. This radius corresponds to the size of a black hole, as well as the photon sphere radius. The metric can be used to calculate general relativistic predictions in higher order for any process.

Yukio Tomozawa

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical metric and the nature of gravity  

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A physical metric is defined as one which gives a measurable speed of light throughout the whole space time continuum. It will be shown that a metric which satisfies the condition that speed of light on the spherical direction is that in a vacuum gives a correct result. All the metric functions thus obtained are positive definite and exhibits a repulsive force at short distances. The horizon in the sense of vanishing of the speed of light still exists in the radial direction. It is located at 2.60 times of the Schwarzschild radius. This radius corresponds to the size of a black hole, as well as the photon sphere radius. The metric can be used to calculate general relativistic predictions in higher order for any process.

Tomozawa, Yukio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Motion Segmentation Quality for Aircraft Activity Surveillance Josep Aguilera, Horst Wildenauer, Martin Kampel Mark Borg, David Thirde, James Ferryman  

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- ability and robustness. In this paper we investigate the use of empirical discrepancy metrics objects and understanding the scene. In this paper, different discrepancy metrics for motion segmentation changes, weather conditions, shadows, and occlusions strongly impact the segmentation quality. Empirical

Reading, University of

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Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting (Presentation)  

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This presentation proposes a suite of metrics for evaluating the performance of solar power forecasting.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H.; Banunarayanan, V.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annex A Metrics for the Smart Grid System Report  

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

Annex A Annex A Metrics for the Smart Grid System Report A.iii Table of Contents Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... A.1 Metric #1: The Fraction of Customers and Total Load Served by Real-Time Pricing, Critical Peak Pricing, and Time-of-Use Pricing ........................................................................................ A.2 Metric #2: Real-Time System Operations Data Sharing ...................................................................... A.9 Metric #3: Standard Distributed Resource Connection Policies .......................................................... A.18 Metric #4: Regulatory Recovery for Smart Grid Investments ............................................................. A.23

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System Building Cost vs. Output Quality in Data-To-Text Generation Anja Belz Eric Kow  

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using intrinsic au- tomatic metrics and human quality rat- ings. We find that increasing the degree find furthermore that stan- dard automatic evaluation metrics under- estimate the quality of weather forecasts which we used in our experi- ments. In the next section (Section 2), we outline four

Belz, Anja

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Flowing Liquid Crystal Simulating the Schwarzschild Metric  

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We show how to simulate the equatorial section of the Schwarzschild metric through a flowing liquid crystal in its nematic phase. Inside a liquid crystal in the nematic phase, a traveling light ray feels an effective metric, whose properties are linked to perpendicular and parallel refractive indexes, $n_o$ e $n_e$ respectively, of the rod-like molecule of the liquid crystal. As these indexes depend on the scalar order parameter of the liquid crystal, the Beris-Edwards hydrodynamic theory is used to connect the order parameter with the velocity of a liquid crystal flow at each point. This way we calculate a radial velocity profile that simulates the equatorial section of the Schwarzschild metric, in the region outside of Schwarzschild's radius, in the nematic phase of the liquid crystal. In our model, the higher flow velocity can be of the order of some meters per second.

Erms R. Pereira; Fernando Moraes

2010-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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GreenIT Service Level Agreements IN SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS IN GRIDS WORKSHOP COLOCATED WITH IEEE/ACM GRID  

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GreenIT Service Level Agreements IN SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS IN GRIDS WORKSHOP COLOCATED WITH IEEE towards the inclusion of Green IT metrics as part of service level agreements for future Grids and Clouds. As part of this effort we need to revisit Green IT metrics and proxies that we consider optimizing against

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Discussion for Metrics and Benefits Data Collection  

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Metrics and Benefits Analysis for Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs Joe Paladino Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy OE Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting March 10, 2011 140 ARRA-Funded Smart Grid Projects 1 Customer Systems Customer Systems Customer Systems Customer Systems SGIG/SGDP/RDSI Areas of Smart Grid Technology Deployment Customer Systems Advance Metering Infrastructure Electric Distribution Systems Electric Transmission Systems * Displays * Portals * Energy management * Direct load controls * Smart meters * Data management * Back office integration * Switches * Feeder optimization * Equipment monitoring * Energy Storage * Wide area monitoring and visualization * Synchrophasor Technology * Energy Storage Customer Systems Equipment Manufacturing

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A theory of metrics with maximal acceleration  

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We present a geometric theory for spacetimes whose world lines associated with physical particles have an upper bound for the proper acceleration. After some fundamental remarks on the requirements that classical dynamics for point particles must hold good, the notion of generalized metric and a theory of maximal acceleration are introduced. A perturbative approach to metrics of maximal acceleration is discussed. Then several of their physical and kinematical properties are investigated. These include a discussion of the fundamental causal theory concepts and the introduction of the associated notions of Euclidean length and celerity function. Finally, we discuss the corresponding modification of the Einstein's mass-energy relation.

Ricardo Gallego Torromé

2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Metrics Research Project - Final Report  

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NREL began work for DOE on this project to standardize the measurement and characterization of building energy performance. NREL's primary research objectives were to determine which performance metrics have greatest value for determining energy performance and to develop standard definitions and methods of measuring and reporting that performance.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report  

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This report details the petroleum savings and vehicle emissions reductions achieved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program in 2010. The report also details other performance metrics, including the number of stakeholders in Clean Cities coalitions, outreach activities by coalitions and national laboratories, and alternative fuel vehicles deployed.

Johnson, C.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report  

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This report details the petroleum savings and vehicle emissions reductions achieved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program in 2011. The report also details other performance metrics, including the number of stakeholders in Clean Cities coalitions, outreach activities by coalitions and national laboratories, and alternative fuel vehicles deployed.

Johnson, C.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indefinite-Metric Quantum Field Theory  

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......Umezawa H. Quantum Field Theory (1956) North Holland...Wightman L. Arch. Fysik (1964) 28:129. Y...indefinite-metric quantum field theory, which was published...book, except for some basic points. The use of the...space in quantum field theory has been motivated for......

Noboru Nakanishi

1972-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ranking Metric Anomaly in Invariant Networks  

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The management of large-scale distributed information systems relies on the effective use and modeling of monitoring data collected at various points in the distributed information systems. A traditional approach to model monitoring data is to discover ... Keywords: Metric anomaly ranking, invariant networks, link analysis

Yong Ge; Guofei Jiang; Min Ding; Hui Xiong

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifetime exergy consumption as a sustainability metric for information technologies  

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This paper summarizes recent explorations of the use of lifetime exergy consumption as a thermodynamically based metric for sustainability of information technologies. Other proposed thermodynamic metrics are described and compared with life cycle exergy ...

David J. Lettieri; Christopher R. Hannemann; Van P. Carey; Amip J. Shah

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application Potential of Four Nontraditional Similarity Metrics in Hydrometeorology  

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This paper presents a review and assessment of four nontraditional similarity metrics that can be applied to hydrological and meteorological data. These metrics are 1) the uncentered correlation coefficient, 2) the Hodgkin–Richards index, 3) the ...

Ruping Mo; Chengzhi Ye; Paul H. Whitfield

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Criteria for Human-Automation Performance Metrics  

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Previous research has identified broad metric classes for human-automation performance to facilitate metric selection, as well as understanding and comparison of research results. However, there is still lack of an objective ...

Pina, Patricia Elena

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Competing complexity metrics and adults' production of complex sentences  

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The adequacy of 11 metrics for measuring linguistic complexity was evaluated by applying each metric to language samples obtained from 30 different adult speakers, aged 60-90 years. The analysis then determined how well ...

Kemper, Susan; Cheng, Hintat

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A suite of metrics for assessing the performance of solar power forecasting  

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Abstract Forecasting solar energy generation is a challenging task because of the variety of solar power systems and weather regimes encountered. Inaccurate forecasts can result in substantial economic losses and power system reliability issues. One of the key challenges is the unavailability of a consistent and robust set of metrics to measure the accuracy of a solar forecast. This paper presents a suite of generally applicable and value-based metrics for solar forecasting for a comprehensive set of scenarios (i.e., different time horizons, geographic locations, and applications) that were developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s efforts to improve the accuracy of solar forecasting. In addition, a comprehensive framework is developed to analyze the sensitivity of the proposed metrics to three types of solar forecasting improvements using a design-of-experiments methodology in conjunction with response surface, sensitivity analysis, and nonparametric statistical testing methods. The three types of forecasting improvements are (i) uniform forecasting improvements when there is not a ramp, (ii) ramp forecasting magnitude improvements, and (iii) ramp forecasting threshold changes. Day-ahead and 1-hour-ahead forecasts for both simulated and actual solar power plants are analyzed. The results show that the proposed metrics can efficiently evaluate the quality of solar forecasts and assess the economic and reliability impacts of improved solar forecasting. Sensitivity analysis results show that (i) all proposed metrics are suitable to show the changes in the accuracy of solar forecasts with uniform forecasting improvements, and (ii) the metrics of skewness, kurtosis, and Rényi entropy are specifically suitable to show the changes in the accuracy of solar forecasts with ramp forecasting improvements and a ramp forecasting threshold.

Jie Zhang; Anthony Florita; Bri-Mathias Hodge; Siyuan Lu; Hendrik F. Hamann; Venkat Banunarayanan; Anna M. Brockway

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An empirical study of aspect-oriented metrics  

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Metrics for aspect-oriented software have been proposed and used to investigate the benefits and the disadvantages of crosscutting concerns modularisation. Some of these metrics have not been rigorously defined nor analytically evaluated. Also, there ... Keywords: Aspect-oriented software development, AspectJ, Empirical evaluation, Metrics

Eduardo Kessler Piveta; Ana Moreira; Marcelo Soares Pimenta; João Araújo; Pedro Guerreiro; R. Tom Price

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resolvent metrics and heat kernel estimates Andrs Telcs  

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are generalization of the resistance metric and provide uni...ed treatment of heat kernel estimates of sub), called resistance metric, which is quite natural in the analysis of the heat propagation. The particular beauty in his ...nding is that the the proof that function R (x; y) is a metric boils down to elementary

Telcs, András

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Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

0 Annual 0 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-52714 October 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson Prepared under Task No. VTP.20020 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-52714 October 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Dynamic C-metrics in (Gauged) Supergravities  

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We construct an exact time-dependent charged dilaton C-metric in four-dimensional ${\\cal N}=4$ gauged supergravity. The scalar field drives the time evolution by transferring energy to the black holes, thereby causing their masses to increase and their acceleration to decrease. The values of the electric/magnetic and scalar charges determine three regions of potential time evolution. This solution holographically describes a strongly-coupled three-dimensional conformal field theory on the background of an evolving black hole. We also find new static charged dilaton C-metrics, which arise in four-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theories whose scalar potential can be expressed in terms of a superpotential.

H. Lu; Justin F. Vazquez-Poritz

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex geometry and pre-metric electromagnetism  

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The intimate link between complex geometry and the problem of the pre-metric formulation of electromagnetism is explored. In particular, the relationship between 3+1 decompositions of R4 and the decompositions of the vector space of bivectors over R4 into real and imaginary subspaces relative to a choice of complex structure is emphasized. The role of the various scalar products on the space of bivectors that are defined in terms of a volume element on R4 and a complex structure on the space of bivectors that makes it C-linear isomorphic to C3 is discussed in the context of formulation of a theory of electromagnetism in which the Lorentzian metric on spacetime follows as a consequence of the existence of electromagnetic waves, not a prior assumption.

D. H. Delphenich

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

1 Annual 1 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-56091 December 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson Prepared under Task No. VTP2.0020 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-56091 December 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

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Metric assessment of subjective annoyance due to low frequency aircraft noise  

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A low frequency noise study was conducted at the Pennsylvania State University to investigate human response to the low frequency content of aviation noise. Metric assessment included level based and loudness metrics including time?varying loudness. Current predictive noise models and metrics may underestimate the impact of low?frequency noise produced by aviation noise. Assessing the role of low frequency noise on human response will facilitate understanding how this type of noise can impact communities. Indoor recordings of aircraft arrivals and departures at Washington Dulles International Airport made in 2004 were used to assess subjective noise annoyance. These recordings and low?frequency variants of these recordings were reproduced for subjects through the Gulfstream Supersonic Acoustic Signature Simulator II (SASS II); the signatures were then rated for annoyance. Subjective judgments were statistically analyzed and compared against objective metrics that were calculated for each signature. Results are shown that all things being equal higher levels of low?frequency content in aircraft noise can result in increased annoyance in subjects. The C?weighted sound exposure level was found to correlate well with the subjective annoyance response.

Kathleen Hodgdon; Matthew L. Nickerson; Anthony A. Atchley; Thomas Gabrielson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical metrics and birefringence of anisotropic media  

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The material tensor of linear response in electrodynamics is constructed out of products of two symmetric second rank tensor fields which in the approximation of geometrical optics and for uniaxial symmetry reduce to "optical" metrics, describing the phenomenon of birefringence. This representation is interpreted in the context of an underlying internal geometrical structure according to which the symmetric tensor fields are vectorial elements of an associated two-dimensional space.

Alexander B. Balakin; Winfried Zimdahl

2005-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

129

Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report  

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To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived from the National Energy Technology Laboratory Modern Grid Strategy. It measures 21 metrics to provide insight into the grid’s capacity to embody these characteristics. This report looks across a spectrum of smart grid concerns to measure the status of smart grid deployment and impacts.

Balducci, Patrick J.; Weimar, Mark R.; Kirkham, Harold

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Non-metric gravity: A status report  

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We review the status of a certain (infinite) class of four-dimensional generally covariant theories propagating two degrees of freedom that are formulated without any direct mention of the metric. General relativity itself (in its Plebanski formulation) belongs to the class, so these theories are examples of modified gravity. We summarize the current understanding of the nature of the modification, of the renormalizability properties of these theories, of their coupling to matter fields, and describe some of their physical properties.

Kirill Krasnov

2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of avenue-trees on air quality at the urban neighborhood scale. Part II: Traffic pollutant concentrations at pedestrian level  

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Abstract Flow and dispersion of traffic-emitted pollutants were studied in a generic urban neighborhood for various avenue-tree layouts by employing 3D steady RANS simulations with the realizable k-? turbulence model. In comparison to the tree-free situation quantitative and qualitative changes with flow reversal in the wind field were observed. Low to moderate increases (air quality assessment.

Christof Gromke; Bert Blocken

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Comparing exposure metrics for classifying ‘dangerous heat’ in heat wave and health warning systems  

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Heat waves have been linked to excess mortality and morbidity, and are projected to increase in frequency and intensity with a warming climate. This study compares exposure metrics to trigger heat wave and health warning systems (HHWS), and introduces a novel multi-level hybrid clustering method to identify potential dangerously hot days. Two-level and three-level hybrid clustering analysis as well as common indices used to trigger HHWS, including spatial synoptic classification (SSC), and the 90th, 95th, and 99th percentiles of minimum and relative minimum temperature (using a 10 day reference period), were calculated using a summertime weather dataset in Detroit from 1976 to 2006. The days classified as ‘hot’ with hybrid clustering analysis, SSC, minimum and relative minimum temperature methods differed by method type. SSC tended to include the days with, on average, 2.5 °C lower daily minimum temperature and 5.3 °C lower dew point than days identified by other methods. These metrics were evaluated by comparing their performance in predicting excess daily mortality. The 99th percentile of minimum temperature was generally the most predictive, followed by the three-level hybrid clustering method, the 95th percentile of minimum temperature, SSC and others. Our proposed clustering framework has more flexibility and requires less substantial meteorological prior information than the synoptic classification methods. Comparison of these metrics in predicting excess daily mortality suggests that metrics thought to better characterize physiological heat stress by considering several weather conditions simultaneously may not be the same metrics that are better at predicting heat-related mortality, which has significant implications in HHWSs.

Kai Zhang; Richard B. Rood; George Michailidis; Evan M. Oswald; Joel D. Schwartz; Antonella Zanobetti; Kristie L. Ebi; Marie S. O'Neill

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Global hyperbolicity for spacetimes with continuous metrics  

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We show that the definition of global hyperbolicity in terms of the compactness of the causal diamonds and non-total imprisonment can be extended to spacetimes with continuous metrics, while retaining all of the equivalences to other notions of global hyperbolicity. In fact, global hyperbolicity is equivalent to the compactness of the space of causal curves and to the existence of a Cauchy hypersurface. Furthermore, global hyperbolicity implies causal simplicity, stable causality and the existence of maximal curves connecting any two causally related points.

Clemens Sämann

2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

134

Metrics For Comparing Plasma Mass Filters  

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High-throughput mass separation of nuclear waste may be useful for optimal storage, disposal, or environmental remediation. The most dangerous part of nuclear waste is the fission product, which produces most of the heat and medium-term radiation. Plasmas are well-suited to separating nuclear waste because they can separate many different species in a single step. A number of plasma devices have been designed for such mass separation, but there has been no standardized comparison between these devices. We define a standard metric, the separative power per unit volume, and derive it for three different plasma mass filters: the plasma centrifuge, Ohkawa filter, and the magnetic centrifugal mass filter. __________________________________________________

Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance: Quality Policy  

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Policy Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors. Objective The objective of the QA requirements are to establish an effective management system (i.e., quality assurance programs) using the performance requirements coupled technical standards where appropriate that ensure:

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DOE Uranium Leasing Program - Lease Tract Metrics  

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

Uranium Leasing Program -- Lease Tract Metrics Uranium Leasing Program -- Lease Tract Metrics Lease Tract Lessee Lease Date Bid (%) Reclamation Bond a Total Acres Acres Excluded b Comment C-JD-5 Gold Eagle Mining, Inc. 04/30/08 12.00 37,000 150.71 C-JD-5A Golden Eagle Uranium, LLC 06/27/08 20.10 5,000 24.54 C-JD-6 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 14.20 19,000 530.08 C-JD-7 c Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 27.30 1,206,000 493.01 C-JD-8 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 36.20 4,000 954.62 C-JD-8A No bids received - remains inactive N/A N/A N/A 77.91 C-JD-9 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 24.30 72,000 1,036.50 C-SR-10 Golden Eagle Uranium, LLC 06/27/08 13.10 5,000 637.64 C-SR-11 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 11.67 43,000 1,303.22 200.25 Summit Canyon area excluded from lease tract C-SR-11A Golden Eagle Uranium, LLC 06/27/08 14.30 5,000 1,296.81 C-SR-12 Colorado Plateau Partners 06/27/08

137

Superradiance on the Reissner-Nordstrom metric  

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In this article, we study the superradiance of charged scalar fields on the sub-extremal Reissner-Nordstrom metric, a mechanism by which such fields can extract energy from a static spherically symmetric charged black hole. A geometrical way of measuring the amount of energy extracted is proposed. Then we investigate the question numerically. The toy-model and the numerical methods used in our simulations are presented and the problem of long time measurement of the outgoing energy flux is discussed. We provide a numerical example of a field exhibiting a behaviour analogous to the Penrose process: an incoming wave packet which splits, as it approaches the black hole, into an incoming part with negative energy and an outgoing part with more energy than the initial incoming one. We also show another type of superradiant solution for which the energy extraction is more important. Hyperradiant behaviour is not observed, which is an indication that the Reissner-Nordstrom metric is linearly stable in the sub-extrem...

Di Menza, Laurent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Spherically Symmetric, Metrically Static, Isolated Systems in Quasi-Metric Gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The gravitational field exterior respectively interior to a spherically symmetric, isolated body made of perfect fluid is examined within the quasi-metric framework (QMF). It is required that the gravitational field is "metrically static", meaning that it is static except for the effects of the global cosmic expansion on the spatial geometry. Dynamical equations for the gravitational field are set up and an exact solution is found for the exterior part. Besides, equations of motion applying to inertial test particles moving in the exterior gravitational field are set up. By construction the gravitational field of the system is not static with respect to the cosmic expansion. This means that the radius of the source increases and that distances between circular orbits of inertial test particles increase according to the Hubble law. Moreover it is shown that if this model of an expanding gravitational field is taken to represent the gravitational field of the Sun (or isolated planetary systems), this has no serious consequences for observational aspects of planetary motion. On the contrary some observational facts of the Earth-Moon system are naturally explained within the QMF. Finally the QMF predicts different secular increases for two different gravitational coupling parameters. But such secular changes are neither present in the Newtonian limit of the quasi-metric equations of motion nor in the Newtonian limit of the quasi-metric field equations valid inside metrically static sources. Thus standard interpretations of space experiments testing the secular variation of G are explicitly theory-dependent and do not apply to the QMF.

Dag Østvang

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

139

Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics and string theory  

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achieved in 1916 by Schwarzschild, by making a simplifying ansatz for a static metric with spherical symmetry. An interesting feature of this solution is that the metric has an “event horizon” which separates the spacetime into two regions. Nothing, even... light, can escape from inside the horizon. This introduces a new object into theoretical physics, the black hole. Schwarzschild’s metric carries only one parameter, the mass. Two years after his discovery, Reissner [3] and Nordstr¨om [4] found a charged...

Chen, Wei

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

140

Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics and string theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

achieved in 1916 by Schwarzschild, by making a simplifying ansatz for a static metric with spherical symmetry. An interesting feature of this solution is that the metric has an ?event horizon? which separates the spacetime into two regions. Nothing, even... light, can escape from inside the horizon. This introduces a new object into theoretical physics, the black hole. Schwarzschild?s metric carries only one parameter, the mass. Two years after his discovery, Reissner [3] and Nordstr?om [4] found a charged...

Chen, Wei

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of levels of low quality roughages upon feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of beef cattle fed high concentrate rations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

feeding experiment of 239 days duration to compare performance of steers fsd cottonseed hulls, flex chives and rice hulls at levels of 10, 20 and 30 percent and ammoniated rice hulls at levels of 10 and 20 percent in fattening rations. 15... flax chives and ammoniated rice hulls, neither of which hsd been previously tested on any scale. The better perforaaaoe in Experiment 1 of cattle fed 10 percent rice hulls than that ~~ cattle fed 20 or 30 percent also raised question...

Wahed, A. B. M. Fazle

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Method-level bug prediction  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Researchers proposed a wide range of approaches to build effective bug prediction models that take into account multiple aspects of the software development process. Such models achieved good prediction performance, guiding developers towards those parts ... Keywords: code metrics, fine-grained source code changes, method-level bug prediction

Emanuel Giger; Marco D'Ambros; Martin Pinzger; Harald C. Gall

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of HC Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50)...  

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

and partner agencies on strategic human capital management, performance metrics, workforce analysis and succession planning. Leadership Tony Nguyen Director of the Office...

144

On isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equation  

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The known static isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equation cannot cover with the range of r<2MG, a new isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution is obtained. The new isotropic metric has the characters: (1) It is dynamic and periodic. (2) It has infinite singularities of the spacetime. (3) It cannot cover with the range of 0metric.

T. Mei

2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

145

Clean Cities 2012 Annual Metrics Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Energy Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean Cities 2012 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5400-60274 December 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Clean Cities 2013 Annual Metrics Report  

SciTech Connect

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy asks its Clean Cities program coordinators to submit annual reports of their activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Data and information are submitted via an online database that is maintained as part of the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Coordinators submit a range of data that characterize the membership, funding, projects, and activities of their coalitions. They also submit data about sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), idle-reduction (IR) initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). NREL analyzes the data and translates them into petroleum-use reduction impacts, which are summarized in this 2013 Annual Metrics Report.

Johnson, C.; Singer, M.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Bi-metric Gravity and "Dark Matter"  

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We present a bi-metric theory of gravity containing a length scale of galactic size. For distances less than this scale the theory satisfies the standard tests of General Relativity. For distances greater than this scale the theory yields an effective gravitational constant much larger than the locally observed value of Newton's constant. The transition from one regime to the other through the galactic scale can explain the observed rotation curves of galaxies and hence the effects normally attributed to the presence of dark matter. Phenomena on an extragalactic scale such as galactic clusters and the expansion of the universe are controlled by the enhanced gravitational coupling. This provides an explanation of the missing matter normally invoked to account for the observed value of Hubble's constant in relation to observed matter.

I. T. Drummond

2000-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

148

Merging electromagnetism with space-time metric  

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In the present work, it is shown that the electromagnetism may be directly associated to the four-dimensional space-time geometry. The starting point is an analysis of the geodesic equation of general relativity where it is verified that it contains implicitly the effects of the Coulomb and the Lorentz forces. Consequently, some components of the metric tensor are identified with the components of the four-vector electromagnetic potential. Then, it is constructed a low-field equation for the electromagnetism in the same structure of the Einstein field equations for the gravitation, relating the curvature of space-time to sources of charge and current density. In this framework, all the Maxwell equations are implicit. A proof of consistency with the framework of quantum mechanics is shown.

C. A. Duarte

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

149

EINSTEIN METRICS AND YAMABE INVARIANTS OF WEIGHTED PROJECTIVE SPACES  

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the singular set, such that near any singular point the metric locally lifts to a smooth -invariant metric on B. Introduction This article is concerned with certain orbifolds in dimension four with isolated singularities points if and only if (r, q, p) = (1, 1

Viaclovsky, Jeff

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Optimal realizations of generic 5-point metrics Jack Koolen  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.moulton@cmp.uea.ac.uk FAX: +44 1603 593345 5 October, 2007 1 #12;Abstract Given a metric d on a finite set X, a realization classes [12]. An explicit description of Type I,II and III metrics is presented in Section 2. Now, suppose

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Metrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data  

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Tower BOS Boston General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport EDCT Expected Departure Clearance International Airport, and are therefore evaluated and discussed using this airport as an example. These metricsMetrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data Harshad

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

152

Heat kernel estimates and related inequalities on metric graphs  

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We consider metric graphs with Kirchhoff boundary conditions. We study the intrinsic metric, volume doubling and a Poincar\\'e inequality. This enables us to prove a parabolic Harnack inequality. The proof involves various techniques from the theory of strongly local Dirichlet forms. Along our way we show Sobolev and Nash type inequalities and related heat kernel estimates.

Sebastian Haeseler

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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METRICS FOR STRATEGIC ALLIANCE John Callahan, Carleton University  

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METRICS FOR STRATEGIC ALLIANCE CONTROL John Callahan, Carleton University and Scott MacKenzie, Nortel Networks Suggested keywords: Metrics; Strategic alliance; Product development; Control; Learning a feedback control model of product development alliance management. The model allows us to place alliance

Callahan, John

154

Quality Manual-sample  

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Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 1 of 33 Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 1 of 33 EOTA - Quality Manual Document Title: Quality Manual Document Number: Q-001 Rev. 11_0329 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: N/A Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): Various Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 2 of 33 Revision History: Rev. Level Description of Change A Initial Release B Section V - added justification for exclusion "....because EOTA does not require the use of monitoring and measurement devices in the conduct of business." 07_1205 Added MGTP-004, Employee Satisfaction to Quality Manual 08_0818 Changed P-008 from Corrective Action and Preventive Action to read Corrective/Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity

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Regular Black Hole Metric with Three Constants of Motion  

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According to the no-hair theorem, astrophysical black holes are uniquely characterized by their masses and spins and are described by the Kerr metric. Several parametric spacetimes which deviate from the Kerr metric have been proposed in order to test this theorem with observations of black holes in both the electromagnetic and gravitational-wave spectra. Such metrics often contain naked singularities or closed timelike curves in the vicinity of the compact objects that can limit the applicability of the metrics to compact objects that do not spin rapidly, and generally admit only two constants of motion. The existence of a third constant, however, can facilitate the calculation of observables, because the equations of motion can be written in first-order form. In this paper, I design a Kerr-like black hole metric which is regular everywhere outside of the event horizon, possesses three independent constants of motion, and depends nonlinearly on four free functions that parameterize potential deviations from ...

Johannsen, Tim

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Quality Assurance Exchange, January 2007  

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

1 1 J a n u a r y 2 0 0 7 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Departmental Elements Respond to "Improving QA" 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Post Field Investigation Activities 1 Best Practices: Appropriate Metrics Facilitate Data-Driven IT Decisions 4 SQA Work Activity #4: Procurement and Supplier Management 6 Safety Software Central Registry Activities 7 Upcoming Conferences & Training (relating to DOE / Nuclear & General QA) 8 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E In his memorandum "Improving Quality As- surance," dated April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy stated the Department's priority of implementing an effective Quality Assurance program (QAP) and promulgating a quality culture throughout the DOE complex. The

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Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-119 Betweenness Centrality Metrics for Assessing Electrical Power Network  

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0 Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-119 Betweenness Centrality Metrics for Assessing. Hawick}, title = {Betweenness Centrality Metrics for Assessing Electrical Power Network Robustness Metrics for Assessing Electrical Power Network Robustness against Fragmentation and Node Failure K

Hawick, Ken

158

Signatures for Mass Spectrometry Data Quality  

SciTech Connect

Ensuring data quality and proper instrument functionality is a prerequisite for scientific investigation. Manual validation for quality assurance is time consuming, expensive and subjective. Metrics for describing various features of LC-MS data have been developed to assist operators in discriminating poor (out of control) and good (in control) datasets. However, the wide variety of instrument specifications and LC-MS configurations precludes applying a simple range of acceptable values or cutoffs for such metrics. We explored a variety of statistical modeling approaches to predict the quality of LC-MS data. Using 1164 manually classified quality control (QC) LC-MS datasets, we fit logistic regression classification models to the QC data to predict whether a dataset is in or out of control. Model parameters were optimized by minimizing a loss function that accounts for the tradeoff between false positive and false negative errors. The optimal logistic regression classifier models detected bad data sets with high sensitivity (i.e. low false negative rate) while maintaining high specificity (i.e. controlling the false positive rate). As an example, predictions for Velos-Orbitrap instrumentation data had a sensitivity of 93.7% in detecting out of control datasets with a false positive rate of 8.3%. In comparison, we investigated the performance of several single metrics in predicting dataset quality. While maintaining a sensitivity of 93.7%, the corresponding false positive rates for these single-metric models unacceptably ranged from 32% to 97.7%. Finally, we evaluated the performance of the

Amidan, Brett G.; Orton, Daniel J.; Lamarche, Brian L.; Monroe, Matthew E.; Moore, Ronald J.; Venzin, Alexander M.; Smith, Richard D.; Sego, Landon H.; Tardiff, Mark F.; Payne, Samuel H.

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Weighting and Bayes Nets for Rollup of Surveillance Metrics  

SciTech Connect

The LANL IKE team proposes that the surveillance metrics for several data stream that are used to detect the same failure mode be weighted. Similarly, the failure mode metrics are weighted to obtain a subsystem metric. E.g., if there n data streams (nodes 1-n), the failure mode (node 0) metric is obtained as M{sub 0} = w{sub 1}M{sub 1} + {hor_ellipsis} + w{sub n}M{sub n}, where {Sigma}{sub i=1}{sup n} w{sub i} = 1. This proposal has been implemented with Bayes Nets using the Netica/IKE software by specifying an appropriate conditional probability table (CPT). This CPT is calculated using the same form as (1), where the data stream metrics for the true (T) and false (F) states are replaced by 1 and 0, respectively. Then using this CPT, the failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1). This result has two nice features. First, the rollup Bayes nets is doing can be easily explained. Second, because Bayes Nets can implement this rollup using Netica/IKE, then data marshalling (allocating next year's budget) can be studied. A proof that the claim 'failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1)' for n = 2 and n = 3 follows as well as the sketch of a proof by induction for general n.

Henson, Kriste [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sentz, Kari [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamada, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrication of ASME Pressure Technology Codes and Standards: Status report  

SciTech Connect

There is not universal agreement on metrication. Most agree that it is necessary--sometime, maybe for the next generation, but not now; some agree that it is eventually necessary, and even desirable, but that it is too early; some believe that it is too late, already. Currently, for many pressure technology code users, metrication is neither needed nor wanted; for some, the opposite is true. However, Society leadership indicates that such may not hold for the future, and it is unlikely that the rest of the world will decide to convert to the inch-pound system. Therefore, it seems logical to at least begin the metrication process, which will take years to complete. The first step is accomplished by providing a dual system for reference and familiarity, using the soft side of hard conversion. This leaves the inch-pound system essentially intact, while affording the opportunity for limited use of metric standards and time for true metric sizes and products to become part of PTCS. The eventual goal, is not being metric for the sake of being metric, but to be globally consistent for economic reasons, and to facilitate the movement towards a smaller number of standard sizes worldwide.

Hollinger, G.L. [Babcock and Wilcox, Barberton, OH (United States). Research and Development Div.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The room noise criteria (RNC) metric.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The recent ANSI S12.2:2008 room noise criteria contains both a survey and an engineering method to specify room noise criteria. The methods use A?weighting and extended NC respectively. A new metric titled like the standard room noise criteria (RNC) is included as a diagnostic tool. It is based on human hearing and more correctly assesses low?frequency sound. In particular it is sensitive to the standard deviation to random noise and/or low?frequency surging in the 16–125 Hz octave bands such as the sound that can be produced by HVAC systems or other devices. It provides a bridge between the NC and RC criteria by correctly predicting the need for the less stringent (at low frequencies) NC criteria when the HVAC system is well designed (no surging moderate standard deviation) and also correctly predicting the more stringent (at low frequencies) RC criteria when the HVAC system noise has a large standard deviation and/or surging.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Microsoft Word - QER Resilience Metrics - Technical Workshp ...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

to resilience at a systems level, rather than at individual components (e.g., a transformer or natural gas compressor). * Disruptive events: Events of concern are relatively...

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A Modification of the Standard Cosmological Metric  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this article we firstly present an explicit dynamical equation satisfying the general principle of relativity under the framework of classical mechanics. In light of this fact, the necessity of Einstein's equivalence principle for the gravity being geometrized should be reexamined. Especially, Einstein's (strong) equivalence principle claims that the inertial force is equivalent to the gravitational force. But in fact the new dynamical equation proves that the essence of the inertial force is the real force exerted on the reference object, which can actually be all kinds of forces such as the gravitational force, electromagnetic force and so on. Therefore, in this context we only retain the numerical equality between the inertial mass and gravitational mass and abandon Einstein's (strong) equivalence principle. Consequently, the candidate for the standard clock should be corrected into the mathematical clock which duplicates the real clock equipped by the observer himself. Then a new physical picture for how to convert the gravitational force into a geometric description on spacetime is presented. On the other hand, we point out that all cosmological observations are made by the observer at present on the earth, instead of any other observers including the comoving observers in the earlier unverse. On this basis, we introduce an extra factor $b(t)$ in $FRW$ cosmological metric to depict the gravitational time dilation effect since the local proper clock may run in a faster and faster rate with the expanding of the universe. In this way, we may obtain a positive value of $\\rho+3p$ and avoid the introduction of dark energy in the current universe.

ChiYi Chen

2004-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyses Of Two End-User Software Vulnerability Exposure Metrics  

SciTech Connect

The risk due to software vulnerabilities will not be completely resolved in the near future. Instead, putting reliable vulnerability measures into the hands of end-users so that informed decisions can be made regarding the relative security exposure incurred by choosing one software package over another is of importance. To that end, we propose two new security metrics, average active vulnerabilities (AAV) and vulnerability free days (VFD). These metrics capture both the speed with which new vulnerabilities are reported to vendors and the rate at which software vendors fix them. We then examine how the metrics are computed using currently available datasets and demonstrate their estimation in a simulation experiment using four different browsers as a case study. Finally, we discuss how the metrics may be used by the various stakeholders of software and to software usage decisions.

Jason L. Wright; Miles McQueen; Lawrence Wellman

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Workshop: Resilience Metrics for Energy Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure  

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

During this workshop, EPSA invited technical experts from industry, national laboratories, and NGOs to discuss the need for resilience metrics and how they vary by natural gas, liquid fuels and electric grid infrastructures.

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Consistent metric combinations in cosmology of massive bigravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Massive bigravity models are interesting alternatives to standard cosmology. In most cases however these models have been studied for a simplified scenario in which both metrics take homogeneous and isotropic forms (Friedmann-Lema\\^{i}tre-Robertson-Walker; FLRW) with the same spatial curvatures. The interest to consider more general geometries arises in particular in view of the difficulty so far encountered in building stable cosmological solutions with homogeneous and isotropic metrics. Here we consider a number of cases in which the two metrics take more general forms, namely FLRW with different spatial curvatures, Lema\\^{i}tre, Lema\\^{i}tre-Tolman-Bondi (LTB), and Bianchi I, as well as cases where only one metric is linearly perturbed. We discuss possible consistent combinations and find that only some special cases of FLRW-Lema\\^{i}tre, LTB-LTB and FLRW-Bianchi I combinations give consistent, non-trivial solutions.

Henrik Nersisyan; Yashar Akrami; Luca Amendola

2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

167

PROPAGATION OF SINGULARITIES FOR ROUGH METRICS HART F. SMITH  

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PROPAGATION OF SINGULARITIES FOR ROUGH METRICS HART F. SMITH Abstract. We use a wave packet the Simons Foundation (# 266371 to Hart Smith). 1 #12;2 HART F. SMITH H¨ormander's theorem [9] on propagation

Smith, Hart F.

168

Quality Assurance Specialist  

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

Alternate Title(s):Quality Control Technician; Quality Assurance Inspector; Quality Assurance Representative

169

Property:OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Metrics Metrics Jump to: navigation, search Property Name OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics Property Type Text Description Environmental aspects and performance metrics associated with the resource. Pages using the property "OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A An Overview of Existing Wind Energy Ordinances + The objective of these communities is to facilitate and regulate the development of Wind Energy Conversion Systems. Animal Farm Powers Village + The plant will produce 350 kilowatts per hour, "enough to supply 175 homes with electricity). C City of Aspen Climate Action Plan + The Climate Action Plan calls for greenhouse gas reductions of 30 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 from its 2004 baseline. Performance metrics are quantified by tons of CO2-e reduced. Based on a 2007 update to the baseline emissions inventory, the community achieved emissions reductions of 68,380 tons. The energy and environmental achievements as of the Plan's adoption in 2007 are outlined as updates within the Plan. To date, there has been no progress report on the Climate Action Plan per se, however the City's environmental achievements are described in the biennial Sustainability Report available at: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Portals/0/docs/City/GreenInitiatives/enviro_sustainability_report_2008.pdf

170

Energy consumption metrics of MIT buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With world energy demand on the rise and greenhouse gas levels breaking new records each year, lowering energy consumption and improving energy efficiency has become vital. MIT, in a mission to help improve the global ...

Schmidt, Justin David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Evaluating alignment quality between iconic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Evaluating alignment quality between iconic language and reference) is a compositional iconic language that aims to ease information retrieval in Electronic Health Records (EHR (UMLS). Three metrics were used to compare two VCM icons: binary comparison, crude Dice Similarity

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

172

Comparing Resource Adequacy Metrics and Their Influence on Capacity Value: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Traditional probabilistic methods have been used to evaluate resource adequacy. The increasing presence of variable renewable generation in power systems presents a challenge to these methods because, unlike thermal units, variable renewable generation levels change over time because they are driven by meteorological events. Thus, capacity value calculations for these resources are often performed to simple rules of thumb. This paper follows the recommendations of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation?s Integration of Variable Generation Task Force to include variable generation in the calculation of resource adequacy and compares different reliability metrics. Examples are provided using the Western Interconnection footprint under different variable generation penetrations.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference-free ground truth metric for metal artifact evaluation in CT images  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: In computed tomography (CT), metal objects in the region of interest introduce data inconsistencies during acquisition. Reconstructing these data results in an image with star shaped artifacts induced by the metal inconsistencies. To enhance image quality, the influence of the metal objects can be reduced by different metal artifact reduction (MAR) strategies. For an adequate evaluation of new MAR approaches a ground truth reference data set is needed. In technical evaluations, where phantoms can be measured with and without metal inserts, ground truth data can easily be obtained by a second reference data acquisition. Obviously, this is not possible for clinical data. Here, an alternative evaluation method is presented without the need of an additionally acquired reference data set. Methods: The proposed metric is based on an inherent ground truth for metal artifacts as well as MAR methods comparison, where no reference information in terms of a second acquisition is needed. The method is based on the forward projection of a reconstructed image, which is compared to the actually measured projection data. Results: The new evaluation technique is performed on phantom and on clinical CT data with and without MAR. The metric results are then compared with methods using a reference data set as well as an expert-based classification. It is shown that the new approach is an adequate quantification technique for artifact strength in reconstructed metal or MAR CT images. Conclusions: The presented method works solely on the original projection data itself, which yields some advantages compared to distance measures in image domain using two data sets. Beside this, no parameters have to be manually chosen. The new metric is a useful evaluation alternative when no reference data are available.

Kratz, Baerbel; Ens, Svitlana; Mueller, Jan; Buzug, Thorsten M. [Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Luebeck, 23538 Luebeck (Germany)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

174

Surveillance and quality improvement in the United Kingdom: Is there a meeting point?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Recent high profile failures within the National Health Service of England and Wales have highlighted the need for surveillance of quality and performance. Mortality is the most commonly used metric, assessed at the hospital or trust level. However overall mortality can mask where the failures lie and even if they exist. Continuous surveillance at a granular level is needed, especially in surgery where interventions need to be safe, reliable and efficacious but so does the coordination of care along the entire patient pathway with robust protocols and mechanisms in place to prevent ‘failure to rescue’ and to optimise patient outcomes. There is an expanding body of surveillance tools available for surgical practice and these are beginning to show merit. The Care Quality Commission, who monitor services, increasingly through ongoing surveillance as well as inspections, should work more closely with local quality improvement efforts and become a vector for care excellence, actively involved with spreading best practice throughout the entire NHS and not just for identifying the ‘bad apples’.

Alexander J. Fowler; Riaz A. Agha; Nick Sevdalis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance  

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

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility.

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Exploration Cost and Time Metric | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Ambient Air Quality Criteria (Manitoba, Canada)  

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

The Manitoba Ambient Air Quality Criteria schedule lists maximum time-based pollutant concentration levels for the protection and preservation of ambient air quality within the Province of Manitoba...

178

Methodology, Methods, and Metrics for Testing and Evaluating Augmented Cognition Systems  

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The augmented cognition research community seeks cognitive neuroscience-based solutions to improve warfighter performance by applying and managing mitigation strategies to reduce workload and improve the throughput and quality of decisions. The focus of augmented cognition mitigation research is to define, demonstrate, and exploit neuroscience and behavioral measures that support inferences about the warfighter’s cognitive state that prescribe the nature and timing of mitigation. A research challenge is to develop valid evaluation methodologies, metrics and measures to assess the impact of augmented cognition mitigations. Two considerations are external validity, which is the extent to which the results apply to operational contexts; and internal validity, which reflects the reliability of performance measures and the conclusions based on analysis of results. The scientific rigor of the research methodology employed in conducting empirical investigations largely affects the validity of the findings. External validity requirements also compel us to demonstrate operational significance of mitigations. Thus it is important to demonstrate effectiveness of mitigations under specific conditions. This chapter reviews some cognitive science and methodological considerations in designing augmented cognition research studies and associated human performance metrics and analysis methods to assess the impact of augmented cognition mitigations.

Greitzer, Frank L.

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:ExplorationCostPerMetric | Open Energy Information  

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ExplorationCostPerMetric ExplorationCostPerMetric Jump to: navigation, search Property Name ExplorationCostPerMetric Property Type String Description the unit ratio denominator for exploration cost Allows Values 100 feet cut;30 foot core;compound;day;element;foot;hour;mile;point;process;sample;sq. mile;station;Subject;well Subproperties This property has the following 107 subproperties: A Active Seismic Methods Active Seismic Techniques Active Sensors Analytical Modeling B Borehole Seismic Techniques C Cation Geothermometers Chemical Logging Conceptual Model Core Holes Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log D DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Mise-Á-La-Masse) DC Resistivity Survey (Pole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Wenner Array)

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Property:ExplorationTimePerMetric | Open Energy Information  

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ExplorationTimePerMetric ExplorationTimePerMetric Jump to: navigation, search Property Name ExplorationTimePerMetric Property Type String Description the unit ratio denominator for exploration time Allows Values job;10 mile;10 stn;100 mile;sq. mile;foot Subproperties This property has the following 121 subproperties: A Active Seismic Methods Active Seismic Techniques Active Sensors Analytical Modeling B Borehole Seismic Techniques C Cation Geothermometers Chemical Logging Compound and Elemental Analysis Conceptual Model Core Holes Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log D DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Mise-Á-La-Masse) DC Resistivity Survey (Pole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Wenner Array) Data Collection and Mapping Data Techniques

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A flexible pavement damage metric for a straight truck  

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Pavement damage attributed to heavy truck traffic is related to many road- and vehicle-related factors in a complex manner. A better estimation of pavement damage potential of heavy trucks is vital for management of roads and for determination of costs associated with the particular types of truck. In this paper, a metric based upon the energy stored within the pavement during a vehicle pass is proposed to assess pavement damage potential of trucks as a function of pavement responses to tyre loads, including both the normal and shear forces. The proposed metric effectively accounts for rate of loading, vehicle acceleration and deceleration and the pavement temperature. The simulation results suggest that the proposed metric could be effectively applied for road pricing purposes.

J.A. Romero; A.A. Lozano-Guzmán; E. Betanzo-Quezada; S.A. Obregón-Biosca

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Quality Policy  

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

Quality Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors.

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency, February 2,  

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency, Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency, February 2, 2010 Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics | ENERGY STAR  

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Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

185

Primer Control System Cyber Security Framework and Technical Metrics  

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The Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division supported development of a control system cyber security framework and a set of technical metrics to aid owner-operators in tracking control systems security. The framework defines seven relevant cyber security dimensions and provides the foundation for thinking about control system security. Based on the developed security framework, a set of ten technical metrics are recommended that allow control systems owner-operators to track improvements or degradations in their individual control systems security posture.

Wayne F. Boyer; Miles A. McQueen

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

A Commentary on Ruppeiner Metrics for Black Holes  

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There has been some recent controversy regarding the Ruppeiner metrics that are induced by Reissner-Nordstrom (and Reissner-Nordstrom-like) black holes. Most infamously, why does this family of metrics turn out to be flat, how is this outcome to be physically understood, and can/should the formalism be suitably modified to induce curvature? In the current paper, we provide a novel interpretation of this debate. For the sake of maximal analytic clarity and tractability, some supporting calculations are carried out for the relatively simple model of a rotating BTZ black hole.

A. J. M. Medved

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

187

Air Quality  

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What We Monitor & Why » What We Monitor & Why » Air Quality Air Quality To preserve our existing wilderness-area air quality, LANL implements a conscientious program of air monitoring. April 12, 2012 Real-time data monitoring for particulate matter An air monitoring field team member tests one of LANL's tapered element oscillating microbalance samplers, which collects real-time particulate matter data. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email LANL monitors air quality 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Why we monitor air LANL monitors many different pathways in order to assess their impact on workers, the public, animals, and plants. We monitor the air around the Laboratory to ensure our operations are not affecting the air of nearby

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Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To establish an effective management system [i.e., quality assurance programs (QAPs)] using the performance requirements of this Order, coupled with technical standards where appropriate. Cancels DOE O 414.1.

1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

189

Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The Order defines roles and responsibilities for providing quality assurance for DOE products and services. Cancels DOE O 414.1C. Admin Chg 1, dated 5-8-13, cancels DOE O 414.1D.

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

190

Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Order ensures that the quality of DOE/NNSA products and services meets or exceeds the customers' expectations. Cancels DOE O 414.1B and DOE N 411.1. Canceled by DOE O 414.1D.

2005-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

191

Hydrogen Fuel Quality  

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For the past 6 years, open discussions and/or meetings have been held and are still on-going with OEM, Hydrogen Suppliers, other test facilities from the North America Team and International collaborators regarding experimental results, fuel clean-up cost, modeling, and analytical techniques to help determine levels of constituents for the development of an international standard for hydrogen fuel quality (ISO TC197 WG-12). Significant progress has been made. The process for the fuel standard is entering final stages as a result of the technical accomplishments. The objectives are to: (1) Determine the allowable levels of hydrogen fuel contaminants in support of the development of science-based international standards for hydrogen fuel quality (ISO TC197 WG-12); and (2) Validate the ASTM test method for determining low levels of non-hydrogen constituents.

Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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(Data in metric tons1 of gold content, unless noted)  

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combined production accounted for nearly 80% of the U.S. total. The trend for recent U.S. gold exploration68 GOLD (Data in metric tons1 of gold content, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use: Gold was recovered as a byproduct of processing base metals, chiefly copper. Twenty-five lode mines yielded

193

Metric approach for sound propagation in nematic liquid crystals  

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In the eikonal approach, we describe sound propagation near to topological defects of nematic liquid crystal as geodesics of a non-euclidian manifold endowed with an effective metric tensor. The relation between the acoustics of the medium and this geometrical description is given by Fermat's principle. We calculate the ray trajectories and propose a diffraction experiment to retrieve informations about the elastic constants.

E. Pereira; S. Fumeron; F. Moraes

2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

194

Geodesic completeness for meromorphic metrics; the case of coercive ones  

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Geodesic completeness for meromorphic metrics; the case of coercive ones Claudio Meneghini August 5, 2004 #12;0.1. FOREWORD 1 0.1 Foreword This thesis is concerned with extending the idea of geodesic now confine ourselves to remarking that geodesics, and, more generally, paths, will be defined

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Degree of geodesic mobility of Lorentzian metric Aleksandra Fedorova  

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Degree of geodesic mobility of Lorentzian metric Aleksandra Fedorova FSU, Jena March 24, 2012 Aleksandra Fedorova ( FSU, Jena ) Degree of mobility March 24, 2012 1 / 22 #12;Outline 1 Degree of geodesic March 24, 2012 2 / 22 #12;Geodesically equivalent connections M -- manifold, and ¯ are affine

Rossak, Wilhelm R.

196

Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric  

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Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric Walter Binder and Jarle-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland firstname.lastname@epfl.ch Abstract Accounting for the CPU consumption consumption information in order to detect a resource overuse of client components (detection of denial

Binder, Walter

197

MESUR: USAGE-BASED METRICS OF SCHOLARLY IMPACT  

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The evaluation of scholarly communication items is now largely a matter of expert opinion or metrics derived from citation data. Both approaches can fail to take into account the myriad of factors that shape scholarly impact. Usage data has emerged as a promising complement to existing methods o fassessment but the formal groundwork to reliably and validly apply usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact is lacking. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded MESUR project constitutes a systematic effort to define, validate and cross-validate a range of usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact by creating a semantic model of the scholarly communication process. The constructed model will serve as the basis of a creating a large-scale semantic network that seamlessly relates citation, bibliographic and usage data from a variety of sources. A subsequent program that uses the established semantic network as a reference data set will determine the characteristics and semantics of a variety of usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact. This paper outlines the architecture and methodology adopted by the MESUR project and its future direction.

BOLLEN, JOHAN [Los Alamos National Laboratory; RODRIGUEZ, MARKO A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; VAN DE SOMPEL, HERBERT [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

198

Deep Energy Retrofit Performance Metric Comparison: Eight California Case Studies  

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In this paper we will present the results of monitored annual energy use data from eight residential Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) case studies using a variety of performance metrics. For each home, the details of the retrofits were analyzed, diagnostic tests to characterize the home were performed and the homes were monitored for total and individual end-use energy consumption for approximately one year. Annual performance in site and source energy, as well as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO{sub 2}e) emissions were determined on a per house, per person and per square foot basis to examine the sensitivity to these different metrics. All eight DERs showed consistent success in achieving substantial site energy and CO{sub 2}e reductions, but some projects achieved very little, if any source energy reduction. This problem emerged in those homes that switched from natural gas to electricity for heating and hot water, resulting in energy consumption dominated by electricity use. This demonstrates the crucial importance of selecting an appropriate metric to be used in guiding retrofit decisions. Also, due to the dynamic nature of DERs, with changes in occupancy, size, layout, and comfort, several performance metrics might be necessary to understand a project’s success.

Walker, Iain; Fisher, Jeremy; Less, Brennan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A Case Study in Developing Process Unit Energy Metrics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

At the 2005 IETC Conference, KBC (Davis and Knight) submitted a paper on Integrating Process Unit Energy Metrics into a Plant Energy Managemenet System. For the 2006 conference, KBC wishes to submit a paper that details an actual case study where...

Davis, J. L.; Van Atta, B.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

The MCBIOS Metric: Regional Collaboration to Monitor Biotechnology's Future  

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The MCBIOS Metric: Regional Collaboration to Monitor Biotechnology's Future S. Joginipelli1,2 , M 2 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR Biotechnology is progressing rapidly biology. This presentation gives an overview of a set of future goals for biotechnology, explains the need

Berleant, Daniel

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201

Critical Review of 'The Usability Metric for User Experience'  

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......metrics when used in a standard industrial usability...same information as the standard 10-item SUS? Granted...practitioners who use (and plan to continue using) the...closer alignment with the standard ISO definition of usability...I was working on this review, one of my colleagues......

James R. Lewis

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Measure concentration, functional inequalities, and curvature of metric measure spaces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Measure concentration, functional inequalities, and curvature of metric measure spaces M. Ledoux of measure phenomenon #12;circle of ideas between analysis, geometry and probability theory concentration of measure phenomenon dimension free #12;circle of ideas between analysis, geometry and probability theory

Ledoux, Michel

203

Code design based on metric-spectrum and applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduced nested search methods to design (n, k) block codes for arbitrary channels by optimizing an appropriate metric spectrum in each iteration. For a given k, the methods start with a good high rate code, say k/(k + 1), and successively...

Papadimitriou, Panayiotis D.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

204

METRIC PROPERTIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SETS OF THE OPPENHEIM EXPANSIONS  

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METRIC PROPERTIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SETS OF THE OPPENHEIM EXPANSIONS OVER THE FIELD OF LAURENT SERIES in a large class of Oppenheim expansions of Laurent series, including Luroth, Engel, Sylvester expansions properties fail to hold. Key Words and Phrases Oppenheim expansions, Laurent series, #12;nite #12;eld

Fan, Ai-Hua

205

Integrating metrics in an ontological framework supporting SW-FMEA  

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The development process of safety-critical systems benefits from the early identification of failures affecting them. Several techniques have been designed in order to face this issue, among them Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). Although FMEA has ... Keywords: SW engineering, SW metrics, automated reasoning, dependability and safety, failure mode effects analysis (FMEA), ontologies

Irene Bicchierai, Giacomo Bucci, Carlo Nocentini, Enrico Vicario

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

power usage (kW) dC2: Average cooling load in the dataPower Chain Metrics 21 P1: UPS Load Factor 21 P2: Datapower of the cooling system with respect to the cooling load in the data

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS ON METRIC SPACES AND TRANSPORT ENTROPY INEQUALITIES  

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HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS ON METRIC SPACES AND TRANSPORT ENTROPY INEQUALITIES N. GOZLAN, C. ROBERTO, P-M. SAMSON Abstract. We prove an Hopf-Lax-Oleinik formula for the solutions of some Hamilton that the log-Sobolev inequality is equivalent to an hypercontractivity property of the Hamilton-Jacobi semi

Boyer, Edmond

208

New set of metrics for the computational performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

New set of metrics for the computational performance of IS-ENES Earth System Models TR/CMGC/14/73 U performance of Earth System Models is developed and used for an initial performance analysis of the EC models.................................................................................................................................5 2.1 List of Participating Earth System Models

209

Thermodynamics and the naked singularity in the Gamma-metric  

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We investigate a possible way of establishing a parallel between the third law of black hole mechanics, and the strong version of the third law of thermodynamics. We calculate the surface gravity and area for a naked singular null surface in the Gamma-metric and explain in what sense this behaviour violates thermodynamics.

K. Lochan; D. Malafarina; T. P. Singh

2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

210

Methods, Metrics and Motivation for a Green Computer Science Program  

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and, more recently, economically sensible [13]. "Going Green" implies reducing your energy useMethods, Metrics and Motivation for a Green Computer Science Program Mujtaba Talebi and Thomas Way are uniquely positioned to promote greater awareness of Green Computing, using the academic setting

Way, Thomas

211

Heat kernels on metric measure spaces A.Grigor'yan  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces A.Grigor'yan Lectures at Cornell Probability Summer School, July 2010 #12;2 #12;Contents 1 The notion of the heat kernel 5 1.1 Examples of heat kernels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.1 Heat kernel in Rn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.2 Heat kernels

Grigor'yan, Alexander

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces Alexander Grigor'yan  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces Alexander Grigor'yan Department of Mathematics University Kong April 2013 Contents 1 What is the heat kernel 2 1.1 Examples of heat kernels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 Heat kernel in Euclidean spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2.1 Heat

Grigor'yan, Alexander

213

We describe the Science Data Quality Assessment (SDQA) system for LSST. SDQA will be an analysis system that examines and reports on the quality of LSST data and derived products from a scientific perspective. The key driver of SDQA planning and practices  

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.g., weather data, calibration data and system health and safety data Characterization of image artifacts e/camera/telescope system Collate parameters in the individual reports into a series of concise metrics present them, e & Spitzer SDSS Strategy for formulating SDQA Diagnostics: Initial quality metrics have been identified

Mannings, Vince

214

Recommendations to make the affordable housing sector in Mexico more efficient in order to increase the welfare and quality of life of Mexicans  

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Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico's current president, voiced strong support for extending the social mission of INFONAVIT -- the largest mortgage lender in Mexico -- to embrace quality of life metrics. He also indicated a strong ...

Medina Flores, Alba

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Method and system for assigning a confidence metric for automated determination of optic disc location  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for assigning a confidence metric for automated determination of optic disc location that includes analyzing a retinal image and determining at least two sets of coordinates locating an optic disc in the retinal image. The sets of coordinates can be determined using first and second image analysis techniques that are different from one another. An accuracy parameter can be calculated and compared to a primary risk cut-off value. A high confidence level can be assigned to the retinal image if the accuracy parameter is less than the primary risk cut-off value and a low confidence level can be assigned to the retinal image if the accuracy parameter is greater than the primary risk cut-off value. The primary risk cut-off value being selected to represent an acceptable risk of misdiagnosis of a disease having retinal manifestations by the automated technique.

Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN); Tobin, Jr., Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN); Muthusamy Govindasamy, Vijaya Priya (Knoxville, TN); Chaum, Edward (Memphis, TN)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

216

2011 SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Status Report  

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The Software Quality Assurance engineer position was created in fiscal year 2011 to better maintain and improve the quality of the SAPHIRE 8 development program. This year's Software Quality Assurance tasks concentrated on developing the framework of the SQA program. This report reviews the accomplishments and recommendations for each of the subtasks set forth for JCN V6059: (1) Reviews, Tests, and Code Walkthroughs; (2) Data Dictionary; (3) Metrics; (4) Requirements Traceability Matrix; (5) Provide Oversight on SAPHIRE QA Activities; and (6) Support NRC Presentations and Meetings.

Kurt G. Vedros

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Metrics for the cost of proprietary information exchange languages in intelligent systems  

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The increasing number of intelligent software components is accompanied by an increasing number of proprietary information exchange languages between components. One of the challenges for the smart technology worker is to achieve intelligent system component ... Keywords: information, information exchange languages, information exchange standards, intelligent system components, intelligent systems, interoperability, interoperability cost metrics, interoperability costs, interoperability metrics, interoperability risk metrics, metrics, proprietary exchange languages, return on investment, standard languages, standards

John Horst; Nathan Hartman; George Wong

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Weinhold’s metric geometry and the second law of thermodynamics  

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Contrary to Gilmore’s assertion, Weinhold’s metric is compatible with the second law of thermodynamics.

K. Horn

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

On Linguistic Quality of Natural Language Requirements  

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level quality frameworks for requirements engineering on one hand, and a systematic collection for the analysis of requirements. 1 Motivations Quality in software engineering is following, to some extent, the same historical path as quality in classical engineering has. Many methods and tools have been proposed

Ruggieri, Salvatore

220

Water quality management plan for Cherokee Reservoir  

SciTech Connect

The management plan provides an assessment of Cherokee Reservoir's current water quality, identifies those factors which affect reservoir water quality, and develops recommendations aimed at restoring or maintaining water quality at levels sufficient to support diverse beneficial uses. 20 references, 8 figures, 15 tables. (ACR)

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

FUEL CYCLE TECHNOLOGIES QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM DOCUMENT  

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

This Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) is the top-level quality policy and requirements document for the Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT) program. The quality assurance (QA) requirements specified herein apply to Participants that manage and/or perform work within FCT Program.

222

Quality Assurance: Underlying Quality Principles  

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Underlying Quality Principles Underlying Quality Principles These principles are consistent with Integrated Safety Management Policy, P 450.4A and support ISM implementation. Define Policies and Objectives--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted. Management must set expectations for the organization as a whole before employees can do their jobs, satisfy their customers, and strive to improve the quality of their work. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specific policies and objectives that reflect the operating philosophy of the facility's management. Once these policies and objectives have been established, all managers must take the necessary actions to ensure that each employee shares their vision of the organization's purpose. Specify Roles and Responsibilities--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted.

223

Report of the LANL Fellows Committee on Metrics for the Technical/Business Interface  

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the Fellows, Marc Clay, TSMs', line management and reviewed other approaches to metrics such as those used from the LANL Director Dr. Mike Anastasio "Metrics for the Business-Science Interface. I appreciate your help in the development of metrics for science and technology excellence at the Laboratory

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Energy Metrics for Power Efficient Crosslink and Mesh Topologies Inna Vaisband, Eby G. Friedman  

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described. Metrics to determine the most energy efficient non-tree topology are provided based on closed are also provided to compare the energy characteristics of non-tree topologies. The metrics and designEnergy Metrics for Power Efficient Crosslink and Mesh Topologies Inna Vaisband, Eby G. Friedman

Ginosar, Ran

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume Alexander Grigor'yan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume growth Alexander Grigor'yan Department In this survey we study heat kernel estimates of self-similar type on metric mea- sure spaces with regular volume and phrases. Heat kernel, metric measure space, maximum principle, heat semigroup Contents 1 Introduction 2 1

Grigor'yan, Alexander

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume Alexander Grigor'yan #  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume growth Alexander Grigor'yan # Department In this survey we study heat kernel estimates of self­similar type on metric mea­ sure spaces with regular volume and phrases. Heat kernel, metric measure space, maximum principle, heat semigroup Contents 1 Introduction 2 1

Grigor'yan, Alexander

227

An Investigation into the Validity of Some Metrics for Automatically Evaluating Natural  

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of computer-generated weather forecasts. Our results suggest that, at least in this domain, metrics mayAn Investigation into the Validity of Some Metrics for Automatically Evaluating Natural Language interest in using automatically computed corpus-based evaluation metrics to evaluate Natural Language

228

Custom Reporting: Full List of Available Information and Metrics  

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Custom Reporting: Custom Reporting: Full List of Available Information and Metrics Cost Performance Metrics Units Energy Cost Dollars Energy Cost Intensity Dollars National Median Energy Cost Dollars Total Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Indoor Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Indoor Water Cost Intensity (All Water Types) Dollars/ft2 Outdoor Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulatve Dollars Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulatve Dollars/ft2 Water/Wastewater Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/GPD Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/ft2 Water/Wastewater Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/GPD Electricity (Grid Purchase) Cost Dollars

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Context-based metrics for evaluating changes to web pages  

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and content by: Frank Shipman (Chair of Committee) Marietta Tretter (Member) Richard Furuta (Member) Valerie E. Taylor (Head of Department) December 2003 Major Subject: Computer Science iii ABSTRACT... Context-Based Metrics for Evaluating Changes to Web Pages. (December 2003) Suvendu Kumar Dash, B.E., Sambalpur University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Frank Shipman The web provides a lot of fluid information but this information changes, moves...

Dash, Suvendu Kumar

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

230

Application of the Wasserstein metric to seismic signals  

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Seismic signals are typically compared using travel time difference or $L_2$ difference. We propose the Wasserstein metric as an alternative measure of fidelity or misfit in seismology. It exhibits properties from both of the traditional measures mentioned above. The numerical computation is based on the recent development of fast numerical methods for the Monge-Ampere equation and optimal transport. Applications to waveform inversion and registration are discussed and simple numerical examples are presented.

Bjorn Engquist; Brittany D. Froese

2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

231

Renewable Northwest Comments on High-Level Indicators 1 October 31, 2014  

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Renewable Northwest Comments on High-Level Indicators 1 October 31, 2014 VIA EMAIL Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act's Power Plan Goals Renewable Northwest appreciates (the "Act"). Our comments focus on the proposed metrics regarding renewable resource development

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Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To establish an effective management system [i.e., quality assurance programs(QAPs)] using the performance requirements of this Order, coupled with technical standards where appropriate. Change 1, dated 7/12/01, facilitates the Department's organizational transition necessitated by establishment of the NNSA. (Attachment 2 of this Order is canceled by DOE O 470.2B.) Cancels: DOE O 414.1

2001-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

233

On the electromagnetic constitutive laws that are equivalent to spacetime metrics  

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The raising of both indices in the components of the Minkowski electromagnetic field strength 2-form to give the components of the electromagnetic excitation bivector field can be regarded as being equivalent to an electromagnetic constitutive law, as well as being defined by the components of the spacetime metric. This notion is clarified, and the nature of the equivalent dielectric tensors and magnetic permeability tensors that are defined by some common spacetime metrics is discussed. The relationship of the basic construction to effective metrics is discussed, and, in particular, the fact that this effective metric is more general than the Gordon metric.

D. H. Delphenich

2014-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

234

Urban and Regional Air Quality  

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equipment equipment Urban and Regional Air Quality Research in this area is concerned with regional air quality issues such as: Controlling nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds, to manage tropospheric ozone pollution. Hazardous air pollutants: using science to base standards on rigorously studied risks. Air quality and climate: how does climate influence air quality at a regional or local level? Current modeling practices often do not capture variations in pollutants such as ozone-they represent a limited sample of the diverse meteorology and human behavior that affect air pollution. Improved modeling of regional air quality will help understand variability, reveal patterns of behavior, and pollutant transport issues. Controlled experiments in lab and field can help validate improved models.

235

Directed searches for continuous gravitational waves from binary systems: parameter-space metrics and optimal Scorpius X-1 sensitivity  

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We derive simple analytic expressions for the (coherent and semi-coherent) phase metrics of continuous-wave sources in low-eccentricity binary systems, both for the long-segment and short- segment regimes (compared to the orbital period). The resulting expressions correct and extend previous results found in the literature. We present results of extensive Monte-Carlo studies comparing metric mismatch predictions against the measured loss of detection statistic for binary parameter offsets. The agreement is generally found to be within ~ 10%-30%. As an application of the metric template expressions, we estimate the optimal achievable sensitivity of an Einstein@Home directed search for Scorpius X-1, under the assumption of sufficiently small spin wandering. We find that such a search, using data from the upcoming advanced detectors, would be able to beat the torque- balance level [1,2] up to a frequency of ~ 500 - 600 Hz, if orbital eccentricity is well-constrained, and up to a frequency of ~ 160 - 200 Hz for m...

Leaci, Paola

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Data Driven Quality Assurance and Quality Control  

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

"Data Driven Quality Assurance & Quality Control," Patrick Roche, Conservation Services Group. Provides an overview of data QA/QC system design.

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A Case Study on a GQM-Based Quality Model for a Domain-Specific Reference Model Catalogue to Support Requirements Analysis within Information Systems Development in the German Energy Market  

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Within this contribution, an approach on a goal-question-metric (GQM) based quality model for a domain-specific reference model catalogue is introduced. First of all, we motivate and present an ontology-based ref...

José M. González; Peter Fettke…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - DOE_ANNUAL_METRICS_2009Q3.docx  

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14404 14404 Third Quarter 2009 Modeling Program Metric: Coupled model comparison with observations using improved dynamics at coarse resolution Quantifying the impact of a finite volume dynamical core in CCSM3 on simulated precipitation over major catchment areas July 2009 Peter J. Gleckler and Karl E. Taylor Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research 
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Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits  

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

Collection and Reporting for Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Joe Paladino November 19, 2009 Investments Transformation Results * Equipment Manufacturing * Customer Systems * Advanced Metering Infrastructure * Electric Distribution Systems * Electric Transmission Systems * Integrated and/or Crosscutting Systems Customer Empowerment * Job Creation and Marketplace Innovation * Reduced Peak Load and Consumption * Operational Efficiency * Grid Reliability and Resilience * More Distributed and Renewable Energy * Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions Advanced Grid Functionality An Opportunity for Transformation Primary Intent Is to Determine SGIG Program Impact Secondary Intent Is to Learn (to Address Uncertainty) Project-Based Cost/Benefit Analysis SGIG Program - Building the

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Synthesis models in a probabilistic framework: metrics of fitting  

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In general, synthesis models provide the mean value of the distribution of possible integrated luminosities, this distribution (and not only its mean value) being the actual description of the integrated luminosity. Therefore, to obtain the closest model to an observation only provides confi- dence about the precision of such a fit, but not information about the accuracy of the result. In this contribution we show how to overcome this drawback and we propose the use of the theoretical mean-averaged dispersion that can be produced by synthesis models as a metric of fitting to infer accurate physical parameters of observed systems.

M. Cervino; V. Luridiana

2007-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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241

A Modified FRW Metric to Explain the Cosmological Constant  

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One of the most outstanding problems of the standard model of cosmology today is the problem of cosmological constant/dark energy. It corresponds to about 73 per cent of the energy content of the universe gone missing. I hereby postulate a modified FRW metric for our universe, which animates a universe spinning rigidly but very slowly with an angular frequency that is equal to the Hubble constant. It is shown by a simple argument that in such a universe there will be an overlooked rotational energy whose average value is identically equal to the matter-energy content of this universe as observed by a coordinate observer.

Serkan Zorba

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Black hole evaporation within a momentum-dependent metric  

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We investigate the black hole thermodynamics in a 'deformed' relativity framework where the energy-momentum dispersion law is Lorentz-violating and the Schwarzchild-like metric is momentum-dependent with a Planckian cutoff. We obtain net deviations of the basic thermodynamical quantities from the Hawking-Bekenstein predictions: actually, the black hole evaporation is expected to quit at a nonzero critical mass value (of the order of the Planck mass), leaving a zero temperature remnant, and avoiding a spacetime singularity. Quite surprisingly, the present semiclassical corrections to black hole temperature, entropy, and heat capacity turn out to be identical to the ones obtained within some quantum approaches.

Salesi, G.; Di Grezia, E. [Universita Statale di Bergamo, Facolta di Ingegneria, viale Marconi 5, I-24044 Dalmine (Italy) and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano, via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EXERGY METRIC FOR THE ASSESMENT OF MATERIAL PROCESSING IN MANUFACTURING.  

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??Exergy utilization calculations have been in the past repeatedly used to quantify the quality and quantity of energy used in thermal energy processes. This thesis… (more)

Boddapati, Venkata- Sandeep

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EAC Presentation: Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid  

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Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs - March 10, 2011 EAC Presentation: Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs - March 10, 2011 PowerPoint presentation by Joe Paladino from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability before the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) on metrics and benefits analysis for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act smart grid programs including the Smart Grid Investment Grants and the Smart Grid Demonstration Program. Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs More Documents & Publications Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits: Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations June 2012 - Tuesday,

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Laser Ranging Delay in the Bi-Metric Theory of Gravity  

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We introduce a linearized bi-metric theory of gravity with two metrics. The metric g_{ab} describes null hypersurfaces of the gravitational field while light moves on null hypersurfaces of the optical metric \\bar{g}_{ab}. Bi-metrism naturally arises in vector-tensor theories with matter being non-minimally coupled to gravity via long-range vector field. We derive explicit Lorentz-invariant solution for a light ray propagating in space-time of the bi-metric theory and disentangle relativistic effects associated with the two metrics. This anlysis can be valuable for future spaceborne laser missions ASTROD and LATOR dedicated to map various relativistic gravity parameters in the solar system to unparalleled degree of accuracy.

Sergei M. Kopeikin; Wei-Tou Ni

2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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EAC Presentation: Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid  

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

Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs - March 10, 2011 EAC Presentation: Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs - March 10, 2011 PowerPoint presentation by Joe Paladino from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability before the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) on metrics and benefits analysis for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act smart grid programs including the Smart Grid Investment Grants and the Smart Grid Demonstration Program. Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs More Documents & Publications Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations June 2012 - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits: Smart Grid

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Visual Steering and Verification of Mass Spectrometry Data Factorization in Air Quality Research  

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quality research involves the analysis of high-dimensional single particle mass spectrometry data. We data at significantly increased speed and a higher degree of ease. Index Terms--Dimension reduction of numerical error metrics, multi-dimensional data visualization. 1 INTRODUCTION Atmospheric particles increase

Hamann, Bernd

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TEAPOT: A Toolset for Evaluating Performance, Power and Image Quality on Mobile Graphics Systems  

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TEAPOT: A Toolset for Evaluating Performance, Power and Image Quality on Mobile Graphics Systems present TEAPOT, a full system GPU sim- ulator, whose goal is to allow the evaluation of the GPUs metrics. Unlike prior GPU simulators, TEAPOT supports the OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 API, so that it can simulate

Parcerisa, Joan-Manuel

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Office of HC Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50) | Department  

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Strategy Budget and Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50) Office of HC Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50) Mission Statement and Function Statement The Office of Human Capital Strategy, Budget, and Performance Metrics provides strategic direction and advice to its stakeholders through the integration of budget analysis, workforce projections, and performance metrics in support of the goals and missions of the Department of Energy. Functions: Promotes business partnerships with Departmental elements to define and design HCM implementation strategies in alignment with Departmental mission, goals, and objectives. Provides strategic direction and advice through analysis of budget, workforce projections, and performance to respond to congressional mandates, administration goals, Departmental priorities and mission needs.

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Environmental Assessment and Metrics for Solar: Case Study of SolFocus Solar Concentrator Systems  

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investment metric for solar technologies is discussed as afresnel concentrator solar technology in 2005 [13], one ofone installed to the grid; solar technology installed at the

Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Dornfeld, David; Horne, Steve

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLICATION OF MICROECONOMIC METRICS IN COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY Pedro Correia and George Gross  

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APPLICATION OF MICROECONOMIC METRICS IN COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY MARKETS Pedro Correia and George Gross Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana

Gross, George

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced web metrics Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: advanced web metrics Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Web Services Communities: From Intra-Community...

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ARM - Data Quality Program  

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Quality Program Quality Program DQ Resources Data Quality Assessment and Control Report (PDF, 747KB) Data Quality Office Data Quality Problem Reporting (DQPR) Contact Us Submit Data Quality Findings Randy Peppler, Data Quality Manager Ken Kehoe, Data Quality Specialist Justin Monroe, Data Quality Specialist Adam Theisen, Data Quality Specialist Sean Moore, Data Quality Consultant Instrument and Site Contacts Instrument Mentors AAF Contacts AMF Contacts NSA Site Contacts SGP Site Contacts TWP Site Contacts Data Quality Program Introduction One of the goals of the ARM Climate Research Facility is to provide datastreams of quality suitable for scientific research. Maintaining data quality for an organization program of the size and complexity of the ARM Facility is a significant challenge; efforts toward this end have matured

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ASI … QMS Quality  

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Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement 11_0406 Page 1 of 3 Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement 11_0406 Page 1 of 3 EOTA - System Level Document Title: EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement Document Number: Q-003 Rev 11_0406 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approvers: Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001 Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Documents: N/A Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement 11_0406 Page 2 of 3 Revision History: Rev. Level Description of Change A Initial Release 07_1214 Updated to include new process 08_0805 Updated to include new process 09_0915 Updated to reflect processes more clearly. 10_0827 Updated to reflect process changes.

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A rooftop revolution? A multidisciplinary analysis of state-level residential solar programs in New Jersey and Massachusetts  

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The success of alternative energy policies is usually measured in terms of energy capacity. By this metric, state-level policies to promote solar installations in New Jersey and Massachusetts have been a success....

Alden B. Griffith; Monica R. Higgins…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TECHNICAL NOTE: ENERGY METRICS FOR CLEAN ENERGY MINISTERIAL  

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

10 10 TECHNICAL NOTE: ENERGY METRICS FOR CLEAN ENERGY MINISTERIAL INITIATIVES Global Efficiency Challenge End-use energy efficiency is a large and largely-untapped low-cost energy resource. The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2009 estimates (in their "450 Scenario") that cost-effective energy efficiency measures could reduce global annual primary energy demand by 14% and oil demand by 15% (about 5.5 billion barrels) below business-as-usual by 2030. These measures would require an average incremental investment of $185 billion/year over the next decade and $630 billion/year over 2021-2030, and have a net present value of $8.6 trillion at a 3% discount rate.

257

Revision and Extension of Eco-LCA Metrics for Sustainability Assessment of the Energy and Chemical Processes  

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Revision and Extension of Eco-LCA Metrics for Sustainability Assessment of the Energy and Chemical Processes ... Ecologically based life cycle assessment (Eco-LCA) is an appealing approach for the evaluation of resources utilization and environmental impacts of the process industries from an ecological scale. ... However, the aggregated metrics of Eco-LCA suffer from some drawbacks: the environmental impact metric has limited applicability; the resource utilization metric ignores indirect consumption; the renewability metric fails to address the quantitative distinction of resources availability; the productivity metric seems self-contradictory. ...

Shiying Yang; Siyu Yang; Andrzej Kraslawski; Yu Qian

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics for Measuring Progress under the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative  

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Metrics for Measuring Progress under the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative: Hawai`i Clean Energy`i's progress towards its clean energy goals. Included are refinements of metric definitions; collection ENERGY INSTITUTE School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology ­ University of Hawai`i at Manoa #12

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SOME REMARKS ON CONIC DEGENERATION AND BENDING OF POINCARE-EINSTEIN METRICS  

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of this sort (even though the building blocks do). Finally, we also obtain a one-parameter family of PE metrics zero section. We employ a construction by Page and Pope and discuss an interesting multi-parameter family of Poincar´e­Einstein metrics on X. One 1-parameter subfamily {gt}t>0 has the property that as t 0

Mazzeo, Rafe

260

Ad Hoc Networking Critical Features and Performance Metrics Madhavi W. Subbarao  

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Ad Hoc Networking Critical Features and Performance Metrics Madhavi W. Subbarao Wireless Communications Technology Group, NIST October 7, 1999 A mobile ad hoc network MANET is an autonomous collection networking features and performance metrics for assessing the behav- ior of an ad-hoc network are identi ed

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COGNITIVE METRICS PROFILING Wayne D. Gray, Michael J. Schoelles, & Chris Sims  

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COGNITIVE METRICS PROFILING Wayne D. Gray, Michael J. Schoelles, & Chris Sims Cognitive Science Department Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [grayw; schoem, simsc] @rpi.edu Cognitive Metrics Profiling promises a new approach to minimizing the cognitive workload of interactive systems. By metering high

Gray, Wayne

262

Metric 3D Reconstruction and Texture Acquisition of Surfaces of Revolution from a Single Uncalibrated View  

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Image analysis and computer vision can be effectively employed to recover the three-dimensional structure of imaged objects, together with their surface properties. In this paper, we address the problem of metric reconstruction and texture acquisition ... Keywords: Index Terms- Surface of revolution, camera self-calibration, single-view 3D metric reconstruction, texture acquisition, projective geometry, image-based modeling.

Carlo Colombo; Alberto Del Bimbo; Federico Pernici

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Predicting Classes in Need of Refactoring: An Application of Static Metrics Liming Zhao Jane Huffman Hayes  

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. In general, the following process is followed by a software team performing refactoring: Identify code1 Predicting Classes in Need of Refactoring: An Application of Static Metrics Liming Zhao Jane to predicting refactoring candidates. Using a selected set of static metrics and a weighted ranking method

Hayes, Jane E.

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Office of Quality Assurance  

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

The Office of Quality Assurance establishes and maintains the quality assurance (QA) policies, requirements and guidance for the Department and serves as DOE's corporate resource to ensure that products and services meet or exceed the Department’s quality objectives.

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Surface Water Quality Standards  

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SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AAs part of the ongoing program to manage Texaswater quality, the Texas Commission onEnvironmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently review- ing the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, including the standards... for contact recreation use. Preliminary public comment plus input from the Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group have provided guidance on options available for revising the standards, said Jim Davenport, leader of the TCEQ Water Quality...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Stockpile |  

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Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Stockpile U.S. Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Stockpile September 17, 2007 - 2:41pm Addthis Declaration Reinforces U.S. Commitment to Nonproliferation VIENNA, AUSTRIA - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will remove nine metric tons of plutonium from further use as fissile material in U.S. nuclear weapons, signifying the Bush Administration's ongoing commitment to nonproliferation. Nine metric tons of plutonium is enough material to make over 1,000 nuclear weapons. The Secretary made today's announcement while speaking before the International Atomic Energy Agency's annual general conference.

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U.S. Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Stockpile |  

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U.S. Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons U.S. Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Stockpile U.S. Removes Nine Metric Tons of Plutonium From Nuclear Weapons Stockpile September 17, 2007 - 2:41pm Addthis Declaration Reinforces U.S. Commitment to Nonproliferation VIENNA, AUSTRIA - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will remove nine metric tons of plutonium from further use as fissile material in U.S. nuclear weapons, signifying the Bush Administration's ongoing commitment to nonproliferation. Nine metric tons of plutonium is enough material to make over 1,000 nuclear weapons. The Secretary made today's announcement while speaking before the International Atomic Energy Agency's annual general conference.

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Dirac Cone Metric and the Origin of the Spin Connections in Monolayer Graphene  

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We show that the modulation of the hopping amplitudes in the honeycomb lattice of the monolayer graphene uniquely defines a metric which corresponds to the shape of the Dirac cone. The spin connection of this effective metric field can be obtained from the microscopic tight-binding Hamiltonian exactly, completing the analogy between the sublattice pseudospin travelling in the monolayer graphene with ripples and strain fields, and the real spin $1/2$ fermion travelling in a curved space. The effective metric as seen by the sublattice pseudospin is different from the real space metric as defined by the two-dimensional manifold of the graphene monolayer. All relevant terms of the effective gauge field from the microscopic model is calculated exactly for a unimodular effective metric.

Bo Yang

2014-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Can an inhomogeneous metric be detected with the baryonic acoustic oscillation peak?  

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The scalar averaging approach to cosmology interprets dark energy as the growth of average, void-dominated, negative spatial curvature during the virialisation epoch, leaving the metric a priori unspecified, while models with a Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) metric assume comoving spatial rigidity of metrical properties. The former predicts that voids are hyperbolic and that superclusters occupy positively curved space, and that a best-fit metric should be close to the void case modelled as a constant-curvature metric on a given time slice. Thus, comoving separations near superclusters should be compressed in comparison to the homogeneous case. We demonstrate this by measuring the two-point auto-correlation function on comoving scales in order to detect shifts in the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) peak location for Large Red Galaxy (LRG) pairs of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. In tangential directions, subsets of pairs overlapping with superclusters or voids show the BAO peak. T...

Roukema, Boudewijn F; Ostrowski, Jan J; France, Martin J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Quality: Air (Louisiana)  

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

The Department of Environmental Quality regulates air quality in Louisiana. The Department has an established a fee system for funding the monitoring, investigation and other activities required...

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Quality Assurance Specialist  

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

The selectee will serve as a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist within the Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) provides specialized...

272

Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments  

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Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments S. Bottone and S. Moore Mission Research Corporation Santa Barbara, California Introduction Quality Measurement Experiments (QME) are a special class of Value-Added Products (VAP). QMEs add value to Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program datastreams by providing for continuous assessment of the quality of incoming data based on internal consistency checks, comparisons between independent similar measurements, or comparisons between measurements and modeled results. Like any datastream, QME datastreams need to be checked for data quality. For each QME, we analyze a representative sample of files from the ARM data archive to determine 'typical' values of the QME variables. We then design outlier tests, specific to each variable, to be applied to

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Brzezinski, Tomasz, and Eric von Elert. Biochemical food quality ...  

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Biochemical food quality effects on a Daphnia hybrid complex. Tomasz Brzezinski1 ... energy are transferred from primary producers to higher trophic levels is a ...

2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

274

Energy Efficiency Program Typology and Data Metrics: Enabling Multi-State Analyses Through the Use of Common Terminology  

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weatherization, low-income direct-install programs). Low Income Page 16 Energy Efficiency Program Typology and Data Metrics -

Hoffman, Ian M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Wood Quality: The Effects  

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Wood Quality: The Effects of Planting Density and Thinning Eini C. Lowell PNW Research Station wood quality? By volume, characteristic, product? #12;http://jilldenton.files.wordpress.com/2007, faster #12;What is it that defines wood quality?What is it that defines wood quality? Density: earlywood

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Track 9: Quality Assurance  

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

ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 9: Quality Assurance

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SI Handbook for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Committee on metric transition  

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This Handbook is a guide to the use of the International System of Units (SI) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It describes the reasons for the United States converting to the metric system, legislation related to metric conversion, why the Laboratory is converting to the metric system, how international standards are established, the structure of SI, rules for using SI units and symbols, allowable non-SI units, and other important information about SI units and international standards. This handbook also demonstrates techniques for converting between inch-pound and metric units, and it contains tables of conversion factors. This Handbook is intended for the person who needs a practical working knowledge of the units of the modernized metric system, SI. The text and figures will be useful also to those who have had some experience with the metric system and want to update their knowledge, as well as to all who are interested in overcoming the normal human tendency to dislike a new system that they do not understand. The material is presented with the intent to implant the awareness of the simplifications possible with the new units, to warn of potential pitfalls associated with their use, and to guide in the recognition of which metric units and practices are correct. The text and figures are organized for ease of orientation. The sequence of units follows the natural progression from the everyday topics to the specialized ones.

NONE

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Scalar-metric Cosmology with Chaplygin gas  

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A spatially flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker(FRW) cosmological model with generalized Chaplygin gas is studied in the context of scalar-metric formulation of cosmology. Schutz's mechanism for the perfect fluid is applied with generalized Chaplygin gas and the classical and quantum dynamics for this model is studied. It is found that the only surviving matter degree of freedom played the role of cosmic time. For the quantum mechanical description it is possible to find the wave packet which resulted from the linear superposition of the wave functions of the Schr\\"{o}dinger-Wheeler-DeWitt(SWD) equation, which is a consequence of the above formalism. The wave packets show two distinct dominant peaks and propagate in the direction of increasing scale factor. It may happen that our present universe originated from one of those peaks. The many-world and ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics is applied to investigate about the behaviour of the scale factor and the scalar field(considered for this model). In...

Majumder, Barun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

The WICKPro protocol with the Packet Delivery Ratio metric  

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Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) with chain topologies are very useful in road and railroad transportation or in tunnel and mine applications. The proposed protocols for WMNs usually support best-effort traffic or some kind of Quality of Service (QoS). ... Keywords: 802.11, Cyclic executive, Hard real-time, Token-passing, Wireless mesh networks

Jesús Aísa; José Luis Villarroel

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Tool Support for Inspecting the Code Quality of HPC Applications  

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The nature of HPC application development encourages ad hoc design and implementation, rather than formal requirements analysis and design specification as is typical in software engineering. However, we cannot simply expect HPC developers to adopt formal software engineering processes wholesale, even while there is a need to improve software structure and quality to ensure future maintainability. Therefore, we propose tools that HPC developers can use at their discretion to obtain feedback on the structure and quality of their codes. This feedback would come in the form of code quality metrics and analyses, presented when necessary in intuitive and interactive visualizations. This paper summarizes our implementation of just such a tool, which we apply to a standard HPC benchmark as ''proof-of-concept.''

Panas, T; Quinlan, D; Vuduc, R

2007-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Grid Reliability Performance Metrics Using Phasor Data and Model-less Algorithms,  

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

Reliability Performance Metrics Using Reliability Performance Metrics Using Phasor Data and Model-less Algorithms, Prototype Development and Field Test Carlos Martinez - Advanced Systems Researchers (ASR) cmartinez@asresearchers.com June 27-28 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program 2 Project Objective LOAD-GENERATION CONTROL RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE REALTIME MONITORING GRID RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE PHASOR BASED AND MODELESS REALTIME MONITORING RESEARCH, PROTOTYPE AND FIELD TEST ALL APPLICATIONS IN PRODUCTION PROJECT OBJECTIVES 3 Project Analytics Approach 4 Accomplishments to be Completed in FY 2013 * Deliver to MISO the Extended Prototype Functional Specification * Complete Research, Test and Validation of Grid Post- Disturbance Reliability Metrics

282

On spherically symmetric metric satisfying the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition  

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Generally speaking, there is a negative kinetic energy term in the Lagrangian of the Einstein-Hilbert action of general relativity; On the other hand, the negative kinetic energy term can be vanished by designating a special coordinate system. For general spherically symmetric metric, the question that seeking special coordinate system that satisfies the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition is referred to solving a linear first-order partial differential equation. And then, we present a metric corresponding to the Reissner-Nordstrom solution that satisfies the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition. Finally, we discuss simply the case of the Tolman metric.

T. Mei

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

283

DOE to Remove 200 Metric Tons of Highly Enriched Uranium from U.S. Nuclear  

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to Remove 200 Metric Tons of Highly Enriched Uranium from U.S. to Remove 200 Metric Tons of Highly Enriched Uranium from U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile DOE to Remove 200 Metric Tons of Highly Enriched Uranium from U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile November 7, 2005 - 12:38pm Addthis Will Be Redirected to Naval Reactors, Down-blended or Used for Space Programs WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will remove up to 200 metric tons (MT) of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU), in the coming decades, from further use as fissile material in U.S. nuclear weapons and prepare this material for other uses. Secretary Bodman made this announcement while addressing the 2005 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference in Washington, DC.

284

Geodesic Completeness for Sobolev $H^{s}$-metrics on the Diffeomorphisms Group of the Circle  

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We prove that the weak Riemannian metric induced by the fractional Sobolev norm $H^s$ on the diffeomorphisms group of the circle is geodesically complete, provided $s>3/2$.

Joachim Escher; Boris Kolev

2014-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

285

Choosing good distance metrics and local planners for probabilistic roadmap motion planning methods  

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, particularly probabilistic roadmap methods. Our study of distance metrics showed that the importance of the translational distance increased relative to the rotational distance as the environment become more crowded. We find that each local planner makes some...

Bayazit, Osman Burchan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

286

Gravitational Analog of Faraday's Law via Torsion and a Metric with an Antisymmetric Part  

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In this paper we show that in the presence of torsion and a metric with an antisymmetric part one can construct a gravitational analog of Faraday's law of electromagnetism.

Philip D. Mannheim; J. J. Poveromo

2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

287

9,248,559 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of January 16, 2015  

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

This carbon dioxide (CO2) has been injected in the United States as part of DOE’s Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. One million metric tons of CO2 is equivalent to the...

288

9,449,421 Metric Tons of CO2 Injected as of February 12, 2015...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

This carbon dioxide (CO2) has been injected in the United States as part of DOE's Clean Coal Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. One million metric tons of CO2 is...

289

ADAPTIVE MATRIX METRICS FOR ATTRIBUTE DEPENDENCE ANALYSIS IN DIFFERENTIAL HIGH-THROUGHPUT DATA  

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. Corresponding author email: stricker@ipk-gatersleben.de ABSTRACT Data-driven metric adaptation is proposed descent method [7]. 2. METHOD ­ MATRIX LEARNING As input q-dimensional row vectors x R1�q are as- sumed

Biehl, Michael

290

Optimization of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System waveform metrics to support vegetation measurements  

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Optimization of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System waveform metrics to support vegetation GLAS Optimization Remote sensing Vegetation structure The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) has optimized a noise coefficient which could be constant or vary according to observation period or noise

Lefsky, Michael

291

Uncovering Causal Relationships between Software Metrics and Bugs Cesar Couto, Christofer Silva  

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data (e.g. to show whether changes in oil prices cause recession) [12], [13]. Although more used of almost four years. Particularly, we have been able to discover in the history of metrics the causes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

292

Extended contingency table: Performance metrics for satellite observations and climate model simulations  

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severe weather environments and the relationship of these environments layer bulk wind shear, are linked to SPC convective watches and verification metrics Weather Service 2005). Severe convection is defined to be associated with at least one of the following

AghaKouchak, Amir

293

Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products  

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products ... Sogut, Z.; Ilten, N.; Oktay, Z.Energetic and exergetic performance evaluation of the quadruple-effect evaporator unit in tomato paste evaporation Energy 2010, 35, 3821– 3826 ...

Michael E. Walker; Craig S. Arnold; David J. Lettieri; Margot J. Hutchins; Eric Masanet

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

294

On the Doppler effect for light from orbiting sources in Kerr-type metrics  

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A formula is derived for the combined motional and gravitational Doppler effect in general stationary axisymmetric metrics for a photon emitted parallel or antiparallel to the assumed circular orbital motion of its source. The same formula is derived from eikonal approximation and Killing vector approaches to elucidate connections between observational astronomy and modern Relativity. The formula yields expected results in the limits of a moving or stationary source in the exterior Kerr and Schwarzschild metrics and a moving source in flat space.

S. Cisneros; G. Goedecke; C. Beetle; M. Engelhardt

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

295

OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE  

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OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE ... Athletes GOING FOR GOLD worry about Beijing’s air ... Atmospheric chemists say the air quality during the Beijing Games literally rests on which direction the winds blow. ...

RACHEL PETKEWICH

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

296

Quality Assurance Program  

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

Formal EM policy on the use of the corporate Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Rev. 1) to ensure all EM projects utilize a consistent quality assurance approach.

297

Rapid production of optimal-quality reduced-resolution representations of very large databases  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

View space representation data is produced in real time from a world space database representing terrain features. The world space database is first preprocessed. A database is formed having one element for each spatial region corresponding to a finest selected level of detail. A multiresolution database is then formed by merging elements and a strict error metric is computed for each element at each level of detail that is independent of parameters defining the view space. The multiresolution database and associated strict error metrics are then processed in real time for real time frame representations. View parameters for a view volume comprising a view location and field of view are selected. The error metric with the view parameters is converted to a view-dependent error metric. Elements with the coarsest resolution are chosen for an initial representation. Data set first elements from the initial representation data set are selected that are at least partially within the view volume. The first elements are placed in a split queue ordered by the value of the view-dependent error metric. If the number of first elements in the queue meets or exceeds a predetermined number of elements or whether the largest error metric is less than or equal to a selected upper error metric bound, the element at the head of the queue is force split and the resulting elements are inserted into the queue. Force splitting is continued until the determination is positive to form a first multiresolution set of elements. The first multiresolution set of elements is then outputted as reduced resolution view space data representing the terrain features.

Sigeti, David E. (Los Alamos, NM); Duchaineau, Mark (Livermore, CA); Miller, Mark C. (Davis, CA); Wolinsky, Murray (Santa Fe, NM); Aldrich, Charles (Santa Fe, NM); Mineev-Weinstein, Mark B. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Ronald E. Gill (NE), Scoville, ID - Level I Curtis Roth (EM), Idaho  

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

E. Gill (NE), E. Gill (NE), Scoville, ID - Level I Curtis Roth (EM), Idaho Falls, ID - Level I Jared T. Howerton (NNSA), Oak Ridge, TN - Level I Richard L. Person (NNSA), DOE HQ - Level I Phillip (Tony) A. Polk (EM), Aiken, SC (Savannah River) - Level IV Jane Powell-Dolan (LM), Cincinnati, OH - Level I Eric M. Thompson (NNSA), Oak Ridge, TN - Level II Congratulations to our newly certified FPDs! The Certification Review Board (CRB or 'the Board') convened on Friday, Sep- tember 24 to review certifi- cation candidates and dis- cuss several topics. The Department of Energy (DOE) met the FY2010 tar- gets for the Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action Plan metrics 7 and 8, as fol- lows: DOE surpassed the target for Metric #7 (95% of pro-

299

DOE Challenge Home Recommended Quality Management Provisions  

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

Recommended Quality Recommended Quality Management Provisions RECOMMENDED QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS QM Provision Builder Documentation & Verification Requirements Rater/Verifier Requirements QM #1: Project Documentation Complete construction documents shall be qualified as Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR and document all additional provisions and specifications required for DOE Challenge Home including mandatory provisions: 2012 IECC envelope insulation levels, ENERGY STAR windows, duct work in conditioned space, hot water distribution requirements requirements for indoor fixtures, EPA Indoor airPLUS checklist, and Renewable Energy Ready Home Checklists. Develop and store construction documents which, at a minimum, shall include all content required to consistently implement

300

Analyst Tools and Quality Control Software for the ARM Data System  

SciTech Connect

ATK Mission Research develops analyst tools and automated quality control software in order to assist the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Quality Office with their data inspection tasks. We have developed a web-based data analysis and visualization tool, called NCVweb, that allows for easy viewing of ARM NetCDF files. NCVweb, along with our library of sharable Interactive Data Language procedures and functions, allows even novice ARM researchers to be productive with ARM data with only minimal effort. We also contribute to the ARM Data Quality Office by analyzing ARM data streams, developing new quality control metrics, new diagnostic plots, and integrating this information into DQ HandS - the Data Quality Health and Status web-based explorer. We have developed several ways to detect outliers in ARM data streams and have written software to run in an automated fashion to flag these outliers.

Moore, S.T.

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Seasonal versus Episodic Performance Evaluation for an Eulerian Photochemical Air Quality Model  

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This study presents detailed evaluation of the seasonal and episodic performance of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system applied to simulate air quality at a fine grid spacing (4 km horizontal resolution) in central California, where ozone air pollution problems are severe. A rich aerometric database collected during the summer 2000 Central California Ozone Study (CCOS) is used to prepare model inputs and to evaluate meteorological simulations and chemical outputs. We examine both temporal and spatial behaviors of ozone predictions. We highlight synoptically driven high-ozone events (exemplified by the four intensive operating periods (IOPs)) for evaluating both meteorological inputs and chemical outputs (ozone and its precursors) and compare them to the summer average. For most of the summer days, cross-domain normalized gross errors are less than 25% for modeled hourly ozone, and normalized biases are between {+-}15% for both hourly and peak (1 h and 8 h) ozone. The domain-wide aggregated metrics indicate similar performance between the IOPs and the whole summer with respect to predicted ozone and its precursors. Episode-to-episode differences in ozone predictions are more pronounced at a subregional level. The model performs consistently better in the San Joaquin Valley than other air basins, and episodic ozone predictions there are similar to the summer average. Poorer model performance (normalized peak ozone biases <-15% or >15%) is found in the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area and is most noticeable in episodes that are subject to the largest uncertainties in meteorological fields (wind directions in the Sacramento Valley and timing and strength of onshore flow in the Bay Area) within the boundary layer.

Jin, Ling; Brown, Nancy J.; Harley, Robert A.; Bao, Jian-Wen; Michelson, Sara A; Wilczak, James M

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

302

Geoecology: a county-level environmental data base for the conterminous United States  

SciTech Connect

The Geoecology Data Base represents a unique compilation of computerized environmental data for research and development needs. Environmental assessment and planning for energy development require rapid access to data at appropriate spatial and temporal scales. In the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), we have developed an integrated data base of diverse environmental resource information from extant sources. Data are stored at the county level of resolution for the conterminous United States with some data available for subcounty units within larger, more diverse eastern counties. The Geoecology Data Base contains selected data on terrain and soils, water resources, forestry, vegetation, agriculture, land use, wildlife, air quality, climate, natural areas, and endangered species. Basic files on human population are also included to complement the environmental files. Data are stored in metric-SI units. The Geoecology Data Base is currently fulfilling diverse ongoing research needs while it is being expanded and updated as needs and new data are identified. This report is both a documentation and a user's guide to the Geoecology Data Base. It describes the Data Base design, illustrates applications, provides examples of accessing the Data Base, and gives general information on the data set contents.

Olson, R.J.; Emerson, C.J.; Nungesser, M.K.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Measuring solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately  

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solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain Title Measuring solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2010 Authors Levinson, Ronnen M., Hashem Akbari, and Paul Berdahl Journal Solar Energy Volume 84 Pagination 1717-1744 Keywords Heat Island, Methods & Protocols Abstract Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective "cool colored" surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland US latitudes, this metric RE891BN can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope 5:12 [23°]) by as much as 89 W m-2, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using RE891BN to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool roof net energy savings by as much as 23%.

304

WHAT DO THREAT LEVELS AND RESPONSE LEVELS MEAN? THREAT LEVELS  

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WHAT DO THREAT LEVELS AND RESPONSE LEVELS MEAN? THREAT LEVELS: The UK Threat Level is decided by the Government's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). It is the system to assess the threat to the UK from Threat Levels: Low - an attack is unlikely Moderate - an attack is possible, but not likely Substantial

Edinburgh, University of

305

Quality assurance and data management  

SciTech Connect

This report contains graphs and tables relating to quality assurance and data management for environmental quality at Hanford Reservation.

Lockrem, L.L.

1998-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

306

Harbor seals respond with aversion to 69?kHz pings: Implications for weighting procedures for marine mammal noise metrics.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Author Shane tracked cultured white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) instrumented with 69?kHz ultrasonic coded transmitters (UCTs) in the vicinity of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) later finding the bones of fish associated with UCTs. This led the authors to suspect that seals had targeted and eaten instrumented fish. To determine whether seals could detect pings four harbor seals and a ringed seal at SeaWorld San Diego were exposed to pings from two 69?kHz and one 83?kHz UCTs and their spontaneous responses observed. The seals were not expected to respond strongly because most of the energy in the pings was close to the upper limit of hearing but three of the four harbor seals reacted with aversion to the 69?kHz pinger with the highest source level (147 dB re 1 ?Pa) swimming into a refuge pool or jumping out of the water. The received level at the closest point of approach was estimated at 20 dB above sensation level or less. The results suggest that seals may be especially responsive to high?frequency tonal signals and that broadband weighting functions may not consistently yield efficient exposure metrics. [Funded by NOAA; in?kind support from SeaWorld San Diego.

Ann E. Bowles; Stephanie K. Graves; Michael Shane; Samuel L. Denes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Downhole steam quality measurement  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to an empirical electrical method for remote sensing of steam quality utilizing flow-through grids which allow measurement of the electrical properties of a flowing two-phase mixture. The measurement of steam quality in the oil field is important to the efficient application of steam assisted recovery of oil. Because of the increased energy content in higher quality steam it is important to maintain the highest possible steam quality at the injection sandface. The effectiveness of a steaming operation without a measure of steam quality downhole close to the point of injection would be difficult to determine. Therefore, a need exists for the remote sensing of steam quality.

Lee, D.O.; Montoya, P.C.; Muir, J.F.; Wayland, J.R. Jr.

1985-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

308

Use of Frequency Response Metrics to Assess the Planning and Operating Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and energy storage. Use of Frequency Response Metrics toand energy storage. xxix Use of Frequency Response Metricsfrequency control such as demand response and energy storage.

Eto, Joseph H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Microsoft PowerPoint - DOE-RL Hanford Metrics Presentation.pptx  

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

from the Field: from the Field: Implementing Cyber Security Metrics that Work Rick Grandy & Gregg Serene Cyber Security MSA/Lockheed Martin DOE Hanford Site "To make our customers extraordinarily successful in our unified mission of cleaning up the Hanford cleaning up the Hanford Site..." Hanford Site Scope - 586 square miles - 9 000+ PCs 9,000+ PCs - 500+ servers - 400+ applications - 1 000+ miles fiber to 300 bldgs 1,000+ miles fiber to 300 bldgs - 12,500+ phones 2 Why Metrics? * How do you know if you're How do you know if you re doing well in school? * How do you know if an athlete is performing well? p g * How do you know if you're o do you o you e healthy? - Weight, Blood Pressure 3 Why Metrics? * Does a FISMA Score of "A" mean... - The cyber program is more effective? - The cyber program is more efficient?

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EM Partnering Initiative: Journey to Excellence Metric No. 3.5 | Department  

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

Partnering Initiative: Journey to Excellence Metric No. 3.5 Partnering Initiative: Journey to Excellence Metric No. 3.5 EM Partnering Initiative: Journey to Excellence Metric No. 3.5 Partnering establishes a collaborative approach among the Government and Contractor to achieve results. Partnering is not a contract; it does not alter the contractual relationship of the two parties. This teaming approach is based upon open communication, collaboration, and commitment to joint success. Partnering refocuses the nature of the working relationship based upon mutual goals and objectives. This model emphasizes early detection of problems and issues and proactive resolution of issues sooner than would happen through the normal process of performance and reporting. Partnering, therefore, is a commitment to perform in a collaborative manner as members

311

Graphene and the Zermelo Optical Metric of the BTZ Black Hole  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is well known that the low energy electron excitations of the curved graphene sheet $\\Sigma$ are solutions of the massless Dirac equation on a 2+1 dimensional ultra-static metric on ${\\Bbb R} \\times \\Sigma$. An externally applied electric field on the graphene sheet induces a gauge potential which could be mimicked by considering a stationary optical metric of the Zermelo form, which is conformal to the BTZ black hole when the sheet has a constant negative curvature. The Randers form of the metric can model a magnetic field, which is related by a boost to an electric one in the Zermelo frame. We also show that there is fundamental geometric obstacle to obtaining a model that extends all the way to the black hole horizon.

M. Cvetic; G. W. Gibbons

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

312

The Construction of Spinor Fields on Manifolds with Smooth Degenerate Metrics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine some of the subtleties inherent in formulating a theory of spinors on a manifold with a smooth degenerate metric. We concentrate on the case where the metric is singular on a hypersurface that partitions the manifold into Lorentzian and Euclidean domains. We introduce the notion of a complex spinor fibration to make precise the meaning of continuity of a spinor field and give an expression for the components of a local spinor connection that is valid in the absence of a frame of local orthonormal vectors. These considerations enable one to construct a Dirac equation for the discussion of the behavior of spinors in the vicinity of the metric degeneracy. We conclude that the theory contains more freedom than the spacetime Dirac theory and we discuss some of the implications of this for the continuity of conserved currents.

J Schray; T Dray; C A Manogue; R W Tucker; C Wang

1996-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

313

Weak equivalence principle for self-gravitating bodies: A sieve for purely metric theories of gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose the almost-geodesic motion of self-gravitating test bodies as a possible selection rule among metric theories of gravity. Starting from a heuristic statement, the "gravitational weak equivalence principle", we build a formal, operative test able to probe the validity of the principle for any metric theory of gravity, in an arbitrary number of spacetime dimensions. We show that, if the theory admits a well-posed variational formulation, this test singles out only the purely metric theories of gravity. This conclusion reproduces known results in the cases of general relativity (also with a cosmological constant term), and scalar-tensor theories, but extends also to debated or unknown scenarios, such as f(R) and Lanczos-Lovelock theories. We thus provide new tools going beyond the standard methods, where the latter turn out to be inconclusive or inapplicable.

Eolo Di Casola; Stefano Liberati; Sebastiano Sonego

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

314

Quality Work Plan Update  

Energy Savers (EERE)

resources and quality assurance Improving long term sustainability by building the foundation of the national industry with WAP at the core 2 Responding to Network Concerns...

315

Safety & Quality Assurance  

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

Together, our Facility Operations Division and Engineering, Safety and Quality Division work to ensure EM conducts its operations and cleanup safely through sound practices. These divisions ensure...

316

Water Quality (Louisiana)  

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

These regulations establish requirements and procedures for permitting, enforcement, monitoring, and surveillance, and spill control activities of the Department of Environmental Quality. Without...

317

Air-Quality Regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n...Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

Jan W. Gooch

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Air-quality regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n....Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Section 22: Quality Assurance  

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Quality Assurance (40 CFR 194.22) United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Compliance Recertification...

320

Water quality Water quantity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

01-1 · Water quality · Water quantity · Remediation strategies MinE 422: Water Resources: Younger, Banwart and Hedin. 2002. Mine Water. Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation. Impacts of mining on water mining ­ Often the largest long term issue ­ Water quality affected, surface/ground water pollution

Boisvert, Jeff

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Water quality Water quantity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

· Water quality · Water quantity · Remediation strategies MinE 422: Water Resources: Younger, Banwart and Hedin. 2002. Mine Water. Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation. Impacts of mining on water mining ­ Often the largest long term issue ­ Water quality affected, surface/ground water pollution

Boisvert, Jeff

322

Chemical analysis quality assurance at the ICPP  

SciTech Connect

This document discusses the chemical analysis quality assurance program at the ICPP which involves records management, analytical methods quality control, analysis procedures and training and qualification. Since 1979, the major portion of the quality assurance program has been implemented on a central analytical computer system. The individual features provided by the system are storage, retrieval, and search capabilities over all general request and sample analysis information, automatic method selection for all process streams, automation of all method calculations, automatic assignment of bias and precision estimates at all analysis levels, with-method-use requalification, untrained or unqualified analyst method lockout, statistical testing of all process stream results for replicate agreement, automatic testing of process results against pre- established operating, safety, or failure limits at varying confidence levels, and automatic transfer and report of all analysis data plus all statistical testing to the Production Department.

Hand, R.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Chemical analysis quality assurance at the ICPP  

SciTech Connect

This document discusses the chemical analysis quality assurance program at the ICPP which involves records management, analytical methods quality control, analysis procedures and training and qualification. Since 1979, the major portion of the quality assurance program has been implemented on a central analytical computer system. The individual features provided by the system are storage, retrieval, and search capabilities over all general request and sample analysis information, automatic method selection for all process streams, automation of all method calculations, automatic assignment of bias and precision estimates at all analysis levels, with-method-use requalification, untrained or unqualified analyst method lockout, statistical testing of all process stream results for replicate agreement, automatic testing of process results against pre- established operating, safety, or failure limits at varying confidence levels, and automatic transfer and report of all analysis data plus all statistical testing to the Production Department.

Hand, R.L.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

324

Cost of quality tradeoffs in manufacturing process and inspection strategy selection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In today's highly competitive markets manufacturers must provide high quality products to survive. Manufacturers can achieve higher levels of quality by changing their manufacturing process and/or by product inspection ...

Zaklouta, Hadi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Homogeneous Einstein Metrics on SU(n) Manifolds, Hoop Conjecture for Black Rings, and Ergoregions in Magnetised Black Hole Spacetimes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of analytical and numerical techniques are employed to that end. It is known that every compact simple Lie Group admits a bi-invariant homogeneous Einstein metric. We use two ansatze to probe the existence of additional inequivalent Einstein metrics on the Lie...

Mujtaba, Abid Hasan

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

326

Effect of R&D Tax Credit on the cost-metrics of cloud computing A case study from France  

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Effect of R&D Tax Credit on the cost-metrics of cloud computing A case study from France Marc. We explore in this article how R&D Tax Credit changes the cost metrics of cloud computing with short ($6.2 billion) annually on an R&D Tax Credit (also known as CIR) to boost local spending

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Heat kernels on metric spaces with doubling Alexander Grigor'yan, Jiaxin Hu and Ka-Sing Lau  

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Heat kernels on metric spaces with doubling measure Alexander Grigor'yan, Jiaxin Hu and Ka-Sing Lau Abstract. In this survey we discuss heat kernel estimates of self-similar type on metric spaces with doubling measures. We characterize the tail functions from heat kernel estimates in both non

Hu, Jiaxin

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Heat kernels on metric spaces with doubling measure Alexander Grigor'yan, Jiaxin Hu and Ka-Sing Lau  

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Heat kernels on metric spaces with doubling measure Alexander Grigor'yan, Jiaxin Hu and Ka-Sing Lau Abstract. In this survey we discuss heat kernel estimates of self-similar type on metric spaces with doubling measures. We characterize the tail functions from heat kernel estimates in both non

Grigor'yan, Alexander

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Microsoft Word - Data Center Metrics Task Force Recommendations V2 5-17-2011.docx  

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Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency Version 2 - Measuring PUE for Data Centers 17 May 2011 Table of Contents 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1 1.1 Purpose - Recommendations for Measuring and Publishing PUE at All Data Centers ... 1 1.2 Background - Guiding Principles for Data Center Efficiency Metrics ................................ 1 1.3 Scope of Recommendations ....................................................................................................... 2 2 Definitions ............................................................................................................................................... 2

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Geodesic Completeness for Sobolev Metrics on the Space of Immersed Plane Curves  

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Geodesic Completeness for Sobolev Metrics on the Space of Immersed Plane Curves Martins Bruveris on the space of immersed plane curves. We show that the geodesic equation for Sobolev-type met- rics is geodesically com- plete. We find lower bounds for the geodesic distance in terms of curvature and its

Michor, Peter W.

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GEODESIC COMPLETENESS FOR SOBOLEV Hs-METRICS ON THE DIFFEOMORPHISM GROUP OF THE CIRCLE  

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GEODESIC COMPLETENESS FOR SOBOLEV Hs-METRICS ON THE DIFFEOMORPHISM GROUP OF THE CIRCLE JOACHIM Sobolev norm Hs on the diffeomorphism group of the circle is geodesically complete, provided that s > 3 on the corre- sponding Lie algebra C(S1). The well-posedness of the geodesics flow for the right

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

332

ORIGINAL PAPER Sustainability metrics for eco-technologies assessment, Part II.  

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a sustainability analysis of CO2 reuse to produce dimethyl carbonate (DMC) via eth- ylene oxide (ROUTE A) and via-to-gate in assessing pro- cess sustainability during LCA. Keywords Sustainability metrics Á CO2 sequestration Á LCA for dimethyl carbonate (DMC) production. The study aimed to assess sustainability and pointed towards routes

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Meter as Mechanism: A Neural Network that Learns Metrical Michael Gasser, Douglas Eck and Robert Port  

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Meter as Mechanism: A Neural Network that Learns Metrical Patterns Michael Gasser, Douglas Eck that apparently underlies both music and some examples of speech production is meter. Yet detailed measurements of pulses that conform to particular meters. In addition, beginning with an initial state with no biases

Gasser, Michael

334

How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data  

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by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Assistant Secretary Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York StateHow Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center

335

Dark matter from primordial metric fields and the term (grad g_{00})^2  

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It is a well-known truism, inspired on the general theory of relativity, that gravity gravitates. Here we suggest the possibility that dark matter may be caused by the gravitation of the metric. At first sight this seems impossible since the gravitational fields in galaxies and cumuli are so weak that it would seem that second order terms are negligible. Nevertheless, the general theory of relativity tells us that the gravitation due the metric is given by (grad g_{00})^2. Thus, a metric field g_{00} varying fast in the space directions could make a sizeable contribution to the gravitational field despite being a weak field. As a plausible source of such a field consider that during reheating the inflaton field disintegrates into radiation. Those quantum decays that involve higher energies and momenta will produce pockets of metric fields with rapid change in time and space. The expansion of the universe and dissipative processes (including the emission of gravitational waves) eventually result in basically s...

Chaves, Max

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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displacement method), accurate data, clearly de-fined future scenarios, and performance metrics  

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relevant to policy goals like reducing greenhouse gas emissions, petroleum inputs, and soil ero- sion. of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2005). Also available at www.fapri.missouri.edu/outreach/ publications/2005/FAPRI packaging, and effluent processing energy. The metric for petroleum use included crude oil used

Allen, Jont

337

Projective metric realizations of cone-manifolds with singularities along 2-bridge knots and links  

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Projective metric realizations of cone-manifolds with singularities along 2-bridge knots and links. In particular, for some cone-manifolds with singularities along 2-bridge knots and links we give explicit homogeneous 3-geometries, which are also referred as Thurston geometries: E3 , S3 , H3 , S2 Ã? R, H2 Ã? R, SL2(R

338

SCHWARZ'S LEMMA AND THE KOBAYASHI AND CARATHEODORY METRICS ON COMPLEX BANACH  

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. Sharper results that apply to a more general class 1 #12;2 C. J. EARLE, L. A. HARRIS, J. H. HUBBARD, AND SSCHWARZ'S LEMMA AND THE KOBAYASHI AND CARATH´EODORY METRICS ON COMPLEX BANACH MANIFOLDS CLIFFORD J. EARLE, LAWRENCE A. HARRIS, JOHN H. HUBBARD, AND SUDEB MITRA Abstract. We discuss the Carath

Harris, Larry

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Energy Department Project Captures and Stores One Million Metric Tons of Carbon  

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

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy announced today that its Illinois Basin-Decatur Project successfully captured and stored one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) and injected it into a deep saline formation.

340

Estimation of A Sensitivity-Based Metric for Detecting Market Power  

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to measure market power ([1], [3]). The This project was support in part by the US Department of Energy1 Estimation of A Sensitivity-Based Metric for Detecting Market Power HyungSeon Oh and Robert J. Thomas, Fellow, IEEE Abstract ­ The abuse of market power is a potentially serious problem for market

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A NEW TEST METRIC AND A NEW SCAN ARCHITECTURE FOR EFFICIENT VLSI TESTING  

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A NEW TEST METRIC AND A NEW SCAN ARCHITECTURE FOR EFFICIENT VLSI TESTING A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED. To overcome the difficulty and cost of VLSI testing, we need to search for better testing techniques. Chip testing can be classified into two categories: production testing and characterization testing

Stanford University

342

Findings of the 2010 Joint Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and Metrics for Machine Translation  

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This paper presents the results of the WMT10 and MetricsMATR10 shared tasks, which included a translation task, a system combination task, and an evaluation task. We conducted a large-scale manual evaluation of 104 machine translation systems and 41 ...

Chris Callison-Burch; Philipp Koehn; Christof Monz; Kay Peterson; Mark Przybocki; Omar F. Zaidan

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lakes as sensors in the landscape: Optical metrics as scalable sentinel responses to climate change  

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Lakes as sensors in the landscape: Optical metrics as scalable sentinel responses to climate change, Edgewater, Maryland Abstract As the lowest point in the surrounding landscape, lakes act as sensors to respond to changes in air temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation at timescales ranging from

Williamson, Craig E.

344

HEAT KERNELS ON METRIC GRAPHS AND A TRACE FORMULA VADIM KOSTRYKIN, J  

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HEAT KERNELS ON METRIC GRAPHS AND A TRACE FORMULA VADIM KOSTRYKIN, J Ë? URGEN POTTHOFF, AND ROBERT SCHRADER Dedicated to Jean­Michel Combes on the occasion of his 65­th birthday ABSTRACT. We study heat parameter. For such op­ erators we prove a representation for the heat kernel as a sum over all walks

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Acceptability of Four Transformer Top-Oil Thermal Models: Pt. 2: Comparing Metrics  

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1 Acceptability of Four Transformer Top-Oil Thermal Models: Pt. 2: Comparing Metrics Lida Jauregui transformer top-oil thermal models are examined vis-à-vis training with measured data. Acceptability is unacceptable for model identification purposes. The linear top-oil model is acceptable for FOFA transformers

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Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2  

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

WASHINGTON – Following the one year mark since the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. – today announced a major milestone, successfully capturing more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the hydrogen-production facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

347

Time delay of light signals in an energy-dependent spacetime metric  

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In this note we review the problem of time delay of photons propagating in a spacetime with a metric that explicitly depends on the energy of the particles (Gravity-Rainbow approach). We show that corrections due to this approach -- which is closely related to DSR proposal -- produce for small redshifts ($z<<1$) smaller time delays than in the generic Lorentz Invariance Violating case.

A. F. Grillo; E. Luzio; F. Mendez

2008-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

348

Erice'2007 Defeng Sun 1 The Role of Metric Projectors in  

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Erice'2007 Defeng Sun 1 ' & $ % The Role of Metric Projectors in Nonlinear Conic Optimization Defeng Sun Department of Mathematics National University of Singapore Republic of Singapore August 1, 2007 #12;Erice'2007 Defeng Sun 2 ' & $ % Let us consider the matrix correlation problem min 1 2 X - G 2

Sun, Defeng

349

Quality engineering as a profession.  

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Over the course of time, the profession of quality engineering has witnessed significant change, from its original emphasis on quality control and inspection to a more contemporary focus on upholding quality processes throughout the organization and its product realization activities. This paper describes the profession of quality engineering, exploring how today's quality engineers and quality professionals are certified individuals committed to upholding quality processes and principles while working with different dimensions of product development. It also discusses the future of the quality engineering profession and the future of the quality movement as a whole.

Kolb, Rachel R.; Hoover, Marcey L.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can an inhomogeneous metric be detected with the baryonic acoustic oscillation peak?  

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The scalar averaging approach to cosmology interprets dark energy as the growth of average, void-dominated, negative spatial curvature during the virialisation epoch, leaving the metric a priori unspecified, while models with a Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) metric assume comoving spatial rigidity of metrical properties. The former predicts that voids are hyperbolic and that superclusters occupy positively curved space, and that a best-fit metric should be close to the void case modelled as a constant-curvature metric on a given time slice. Thus, comoving separations near superclusters should be compressed in comparison to the homogeneous case. We demonstrate this by measuring the two-point auto-correlation function on comoving scales in order to detect shifts in the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) peak location for Large Red Galaxy (LRG) pairs of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. In tangential directions, subsets of pairs overlapping with superclusters or voids show the BAO peak. The tangential BAO peak location for overlap with Nadathur & Hotchkiss superclusters is 4.3\\pm1.6 Mpc/h less than that for LRG pairs unselected for supercluster overlap, and 6.6\\pm2.8 Mpc/h less than that of the complementary pairs. Liivamagi et al. superclusters give corresponding differences of 3.7\\pm2.9 Mpc/h and 6.3\\pm2.6 Mpc/h, respectively. We have found moderately significant evidence (Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests suggest very significant evidence) that the BAO peak location for supercluster-overlapping pairs is compressed by about 6% compared to that of the complementary sample, providing a potential challenge to FLRW models and a benchmark for predictions from backreaction models.

Boudewijn F. Roukema; Thomas Buchert; Jan J. Ostrowski; Martin J. France

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an interrelated quality system for a single product manufacturing process with assembly  

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The design of a single product manufacturing system with assembly is considered. The processing is on a lot-by-lot basis with the lot size fixed. The decision variables include interrelated single sampling plans, manufacturing process quality levels, incoming raw material quality levels and assembly process quality levels. A solution procedure is given to minimize the expected total of the costs associated with the quality of the finished product subject to a limit on the Average Outgoing Quality Limit of the finished product. An example is provided.

Thomas W. Knowles; M.Zia Hassan

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report: EM Quality Assurance  

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

EM QUALITY ASSURANCE EM QUALITY ASSURANCE September 25, 2008 Submitted by the EMAB Quality Assurance Subcommittee Background: In Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) was tasked to dialogue with the Office of Quality Assurance (EM-60, QA) as it works to revitalize standards and institutionalize QA into Departmental and EM processes. In addition, EMAB was directed to dialogue with EM-60 on incorporating QA and engineering into the procurement process. Board members reviewed and discussed the topics of QA and EM-60's functions during their public meeting on May 7, 2008, in Washington D.C. The EMAB QA Subcommittee comprised of Dr. Lawrence Papay, Mr. G. Brian Estes, and Mr. Tom Winston, continued to explore the issues presented in May and engaged in follow-up

353

Evaluating Cotton Seed Quality  

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High-quality cotton seed is critical for establishing good stands. Over the last several years, producers have scrutinized costs and benefits of numerous new cotton varieties. With the increase in cost of most current cotton varieties and the use...

Boman, Randy

2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

354

Geothermal steam quality testing  

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Geothermal steam quality and purity have a significant effect on the operational efficiency and life of geothermal steam turbines and accessory equipment. Poor steam processing can result in scaled nozzles/blades, erosion, corrosion, reduced utilization efficiency, and early fatigue failures accelerated by stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Upsets formed by undetected slugs of liquid entering the turbine can cause catastrophic failure. The accurate monitoring and determination of geothermal steam quality/purity is intrinsically complex which often results in substantial errors. This paper will review steam quality and purity relationships, address some of the errors, complexities, calibration and focus on: thermodynamic techniques for evaluating and monitoring steam quality by use of the modified throttling calorimeters.

Jung, D.B. [Two-Phase Engineering & Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Quality Control (Texas)  

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

The policy of the state of Texas is to promote the quality of the state's water by regulating existing industries, taking into consideration the economic development of the state, and by...

356

Water Quality (Oklahoma)  

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

The Water Quality Act establishes cumulative remedies to prevent, abate and control the pollution of the waters of the state. The act establishes responsibilities of the Oklahoma Department of...

357

Hydrogen Fuel Quality (Presentation)  

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Jim Ohi of NREL's presentation on Hydrogen Fuel Quality at the 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation on May 15-18, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.

Ohi, J.

2007-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

358

Air Quality and Pollution  

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Air quality refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air, both in outside space and in enclosed ... other non?industrial working places, and residencies. Air pollution is the abnormal ...

Zoran Marmut

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Software Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01. To define requirements and responsibilities for software quality assurance (SQA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). Does not cancel other directives.

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Quality Assurance  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To define requirements and responsibilities for software quality assurance (SQA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01.

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)  

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

Nova Scotia Environment is responsible for monitoring the air quality in the province, as well as administering fines and permits relating to air quality. The Air Quality Regulations state...

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Water Quality Criteria Introduction ....................................................................................................................................798  

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APPENDIX G Water Quality Criteria CONTENTS Introduction ....................................................................................................................................798 EPA's Water Quality Criteria and Standards Plan -- Priorities for the Future............................798 Compilation of Recommended Water Quality Criteria and EPA's Process for Deriving New

Pitt, Robert E.

363

Global air quality and climate  

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CRITICAL REVIEW Global air quality and climatewz Arlene M.determine regional air quality and can alter climate.to-continental scale air quality. Reducing the O 3 precursor

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of Quality Assurance  

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Quality Assurance Quality Assurance QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility. The DOE quality management system moves beyond the traditional quality assurance requirements that had become narrowly focused on safety systems, paper, compliance, and inspections. The management system is designed to link with an organization's strategic plan to support mission achievement and the delivery of products and services. The Department's commitment to environment, safety, and health also relies, upon work being conducted within an effective management system. DOE line managers and contracting officers must understand these two fundamental purposes for the QA requirements and ensure the QA Order and rule are specified in each major contract (including those contracts using the Work Smart Standards process to satisfy DOE Acquisition regulation 48 CFR 970.5223-1).

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Air Quality Rules (North Carolina)  

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

This is a comprehensive air quality rule for North Carolina that includes ambient air quality standards, emission control standards, monitoring and reporting requirements, and permitting procedures...

366

Nebraska Air Quality Regulations (Nebraska)  

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

These regulations, promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, contain provisions pertaining to ambient air quality standards, pollution source operating permits, emissions reporting,...

367

Perceptual Video Quality Assessment Tool.  

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??Subjective video quality is a subjective characteristic of video quality. It is concerned with how a video is perceived by the viewer and designates his… (more)

Dhakal, Prabesh; Tiwari, Prabhat

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Water Quality Standards Implementation (Oklahoma)  

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

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality regulates Oklahoma's Water Quality Standards. The law states the requirements and standards for point source discharges. It also establishes...

369

Ambient Air Quality Standards (Iowa)  

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

These regulations set statewide ambient air quality standards for various contaminants. The state code follows the regulations set forth in the National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality...

370

Automated Data Quality Analysis Research and Development  

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DOCUMENTATION 4.0 FUTURE DIRECTIONS 5.0 SUMMARY 6.0 CODE 1 2 3 5 5 12 17 17 18 February 2002, Final Report Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University p. 5 1.0 INTRODUCTION The Automated Data Quality process development is an effort to automate the analysis.... Automation of the "lower-level" data quality checking will enabled a more refined review process. Figure 1. Energy Core Polling and Reloading Process Diagram February 2002, Final Report Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University p. 6 2.2 Definitions...

Sweeney, J., Jr.; Haberl, J. S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Quality Assurance Corporate Board | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Corporate Board Quality Assurance Corporate Board The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Corporate Board is an...

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Hydrogen Fuel Quality - Focus: Analytical Methods Development...  

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

Fuel Quality - Focus: Analytical Methods Development & Hydrogen Fuel Quality Results Hydrogen Fuel Quality - Focus: Analytical Methods Development & Hydrogen Fuel Quality Results...

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Template-space metric for searches for gravitational waves from the inspiral, merger and ringdown of binary black holes  

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Searches for gravitational waves (GWs) from binary black holes using interferometric GW detectors require the construction of template banks for performing matched filtering while analyzing the data. Placement of templates over the parameter space of binaries, as well as coincidence tests of GW triggers from multiple detectors make use of the definition of a metric over the space of gravitational waveforms. Although recent searches have employed waveform templates coherently describing the inspiral, merger and ringdown (IMR) of the coalescence, the metric used in the template banks and coincidence tests was derived from post-Newtonian inspiral waveforms. In this paper, we compute the template-space metric of the IMR waveform family IMRPhenomB over the parameter space of masses and the effective spin parameter. We also propose a coordinate system, which is a modified version of post-Newtonian chirp time coordinates, in which the metric is slowly varying over the parameter space. The match function analytically computed using the metric has excellent agreement with the "exact" match function computed numerically. We show that the metric is able to provide a reasonable approximation to the match function of other IMR waveform families, such that the effective-one-body model calibrated to numerical relativity (EOBNRv2). The availability of this metric can contribute to improving the sensitivity of searches for GWs from binary black holes in the advanced detector era.

Chinmay Kalaghatgi; Parameswaran Ajith; K. G. Arun

2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

374

How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center Infrastructure Systems  

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Data centers are among the most energy intensive types of facilities, and they are growing dramatically in terms of size and intensity [EPA 2007]. As a result, in the last few years there has been increasing interest from stakeholders - ranging from data center managers to policy makers - to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, and there are several industry and government organizations that have developed tools, guidelines, and training programs. There are many opportunities to reduce energy use in data centers and benchmarking studies reveal a wide range of efficiency practices. Data center operators may not be aware of how efficient their facility may be relative to their peers, even for the same levels of service. Benchmarking is an effective way to compare one facility to another, and also to track the performance of a given facility over time. Toward that end, this article presents the key metrics that facility managers can use to assess, track, and manage the efficiency of the infrastructure systems in data centers, and thereby identify potential efficiency actions. Most of the benchmarking data presented in this article are drawn from the data center benchmarking database at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The database was developed from studies commissioned by the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Ganguly, Srirupa; Sartor, Dale; Tschudi, William

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CT head-scan dosimetry in an anthropomorphic phantom and associated measurement of ACR accreditation-phantom imaging metrics under clinically representative scan conditions  

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Purpose: To measure radiation absorbed dose and its distribution in an anthropomorphic head phantom under clinically representative scan conditions in three widely used computed tomography (CT) scanners, and to relate those dose values to metrics such as high-contrast resolution, noise, and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in the American College of Radiology CT accreditation phantom.Methods: By inserting optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) in the head of an anthropomorphic phantom specially developed for CT dosimetry (University of Florida, Gainesville), we measured dose with three commonly used scanners (GE Discovery CT750 HD, Siemens Definition, Philips Brilliance 64) at two different clinical sites (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National Institutes of Health). The scanners were set to operate with the same data-acquisition and image-reconstruction protocols as used clinically for typical head scans, respective of the practices of each facility for each scanner. We also analyzed images of the ACR CT accreditation phantom with the corresponding protocols. While the Siemens Definition and the Philips Brilliance protocols utilized only conventional, filtered back-projection (FBP) image-reconstruction methods, the GE Discovery also employed its particular version of an adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) algorithm that can be blended in desired proportions with the FBP algorithm. We did an objective image-metrics analysis evaluating the modulation transfer function (MTF), noise power spectrum (NPS), and CNR for images reconstructed with FBP. For images reconstructed with ASIR, we only analyzed the CNR, since MTF and NPS results are expected to depend on the object for iterative reconstruction algorithms.Results: The OSLD measurements showed that the Siemens Definition and the Philips Brilliance scanners (located at two different clinical facilities) yield average absorbed doses in tissue of 42.6 and 43.1 mGy, respectively. The GE Discovery delivers about the same amount of dose (43.7 mGy) when run under similar operating and image-reconstruction conditions, i.e., without tube current modulation and ASIR. The image-metrics analysis likewise showed that the MTF, NPS, and CNR associated with the reconstructed images are mutually comparable when the three scanners are run with similar settings, and differences can be attributed to different edge-enhancement properties of the applied reconstruction filters. Moreover, when the GE scanner was operated with the facility's scanner settings for routine head exams, which apply 50% ASIR and use only approximately half of the 100%-FBP dose, the CNR of the images showed no significant change. Even though the CNR alone is not sufficient to characterize the image quality and justify any dose reduction claims, it can be useful as a constancy test metric.Conclusions: This work presents a straightforward method to connect direct measurements of CT dose with objective image metrics such as high-contrast resolution, noise, and CNR. It demonstrates that OSLD measurements in an anthropomorphic head phantom allow a realistic and locally precise estimation of magnitude and spatial distribution of dose in tissue delivered during a typical CT head scan. Additional objective analysis of the images of the ACR accreditation phantom can be used to relate the measured doses to high contrast resolution, noise, and CNR.

Brunner, Claudia C.; Stern, Stanley H.; Chakrabarti, Kish [U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 (United States)] [U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 (United States); Minniti, Ronaldo [National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)] [National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Parry, Marie I. [Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20889 (United States)] [Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20889 (United States); Skopec, Marlene [National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)] [National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Metrics for Storage and Pre-Standards Analyses - David Rose, SNL  

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

Metrics for Storage, an Application Model Metrics for Storage, an Application Model Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND No. 2011-XXXXP Background In today's electrical power grid, energy storage devices can be utilized in 17 different applications. Some of these applications have control signals that are stochastic in nature and hence can be quantified by their statistical properties. An Auto-Regression (AR) model has been developed to extract these properties such that they can be analyzed, compared, and reproduced in laboratory testing signals.

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Equations of motion in metric-affine gravity: A covariant unified framework  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We derive the equations of motion of extended deformable bodies in metric-affine gravity. The conservation laws which follow from the invariance of the action under the general coordinate transformations are used as a starting point for the discussion of the dynamics of extended deformable test bodies. By means of a covariant approach, based on Synge’s world function, we obtain the master equation of motion for an arbitrary system of coupled conserved currents. This unified framework is then applied to metric-affine gravity. We confirm and extend earlier findings; in particular, we once again demonstrate that it is only possible to detect the post-Riemannian spacetime geometry by ordinary (nonmicrostructured) test bodies if gravity is nonminimally coupled to matter.

Dirk Puetzfeld and Yuri N. Obukhov

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

378

On avoiding cosmological oscillating behavior for S-brane solutions with diagonal metrics  

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In certain string inspired higher dimensional cosmological models it has been conjectured that there is generic, chaotic oscillating behavior near the initial singularity -- the Kasner parameters which characterize the asymptotic form of the metric "jump" between different, locally constant values and exhibit a never-ending oscillation as one approaches the singularity. In this paper we investigate a class of cosmological solutions with form fields and diagonal metrics which have a "maximal" number of composite electric S-branes. We look at two explicit examples in D=4 and D=5 dimensions that do not have chaotic oscillating behavior near the singularity. When the composite branes are replaced by non-composite branes chaotic oscillating

V. D. Ivashchuk; V. N. Melnikov; D. Singleton

2005-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Avoiding cosmological oscillating behavior for S-brane solutions with diagonal metrics  

SciTech Connect

In certain string inspired higher dimensional cosmological models it has been conjectured that there is generic, chaotic oscillating behavior near the initial singularity - the Kasner parameters which characterize the asymptotic form of the metric jump between different, locally constant values and exhibit a never-ending oscillation as one approaches the singularity. In this paper we investigate a class of cosmological solutions with form fields and diagonal metrics which have a maximal number of composite electric S branes. We look at two explicit examples in D=4 and D=5 dimensions that do not have chaotic oscillating behavior near the singularity. When the composite branes are replaced by noncomposite branes chaotic oscillating behavior again occurs.

Ivashchuk, V.D.; Melnikov, V.N.; Singleton, D. [Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS, Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, 46 Ozernaya Street, G-361, Moscow, 119361 (Russian Federation); Department of Physics, California State University Fresno, Fresno, California 93740-8031 (United States) and Escuela de Fisica, Universidad de Costa Rica San Jose (Costa Rica)

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

380

Metric Operator For The Non-Hermitian Hamiltonian Model and Pseudo-Supersymmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have obtained the metric operator $\\Theta=\\exp T$ for the non-Hermitian Hamiltonian model $H=\\omega(a^{\\dag}a+1/2)+\\alpha(a^{2}-a^{\\dag^{2}})$. We have also found the intertwining operator which connects the Hamiltonian to the adjoint of its pseudo-supersymmetric partner Hamiltonian for the model of hyperbolic Rosen-Morse II potential.

Özlem Ye?ilta?; Nafiye Kaplan

2014-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Air Quality | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleAirQuality&oldid612070" Category: NEPA Resources...

382

NETL: Site Environmental Quality  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Site Environmental Quality Site Environmental Quality About NETL Site Environmental Quality - Certified to ISO 14001:2004 Questions about NETL's Environment, Safety and Health Management System may be directed to Michael Monahan, 304-285-4408, michael.monahan@netl.doe.gov. NETL has implemented an Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Management System, based on DOE's Integrated Safety Management System, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14000 series, and the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment (OHSAS) 18000 series. While the original scope of the ES&H Management System included the Morgantown and Pittsburgh sites, in fiscal year 2010, the Albany site was incorporated into the existing ES&H Management System. In addition, all three sites underwent ISO 14001:2004 recertification audits and Morgantown and

383

Indoor Environmental Quality  

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office interior, people talking, computational fluid dynamics image office interior, people talking, computational fluid dynamics image Indoor Environmental Quality EETD conducts a broad program of research, technology development, and dissemination activities directed toward improving the health, comfort, and energy efficiency of the indoor environment. EETD researchers conduct a broad program of research and development with the goals of: reducing the energy used for thermally conditioning and distributing ventilation air in buildings improving indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and the health and productivity of building occupants understanding human exposures to environmental pollutants found in indoor and outdoor air improving the scientific understanding of factors and processes affecting air quality developing sound science to inform public policy on the most

384

Traffic air quality index  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Vehicle emissions are responsible for a considerable share of urban air pollution concentrations. The traffic air quality index (TAQI) is proposed as a useful tool for evaluating air quality near roadways. The TAQI associates air quality with the equivalent emission from traffic sources and with street structure (roadway structure) as anthropogenic factors. The paper presents a method of determining the TAQI and defines the degrees of harmfulness of emitted pollution. It proposes a classification specifying a potential threat to human health based on the TAQI value and shows an example of calculating the TAQI value for real urban streets. It also considers the role that car traffic plays in creating a local UHI.

Zbigniew Bagie?ski

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Veterans Health Administration 2008 Hospital Report Card - Quality of Care  

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Veterans Health Administration 2008 Hospital Report Card - Quality of Care Veterans Health Administration 2008 Hospital Report Card - Quality of Care - Populations Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data Veterans Health Administration 2008 Hospital Report Card - Quality of Care - Populations Dataset Summary Description Report to the Appropriations Committee of the United States House of Representatives in Response to Conference Committee Report to PL 110-186. In an effort to provide a snapshot of the quality of care provided at VA health care facilities, this report includes information about waiting times, staffing level, infection rates, surgical volumes, quality measures, patient satisfaction, service availability and complexity, accreditation status, and patient safety. The data in this report have been drawn from multiple sources across VHA. This dataset represents the quality of care for defined populations: Gender, Geriatric, Disabled, Homeless, and patients with Mental Health Diagnosis.

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Design and manufacturing tolerances optimisation with quality loss functions  

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The competition in the current world market has forced the manufacturers to produce products with low cost and high quality. Production of high quality products at low cost requires the concurrent optimisation of design and manufacturing tolerances along with quality loss. Tolerance allocation is a design tool for minimising over-all cost of manufacturing, while meeting target levels for quality. Since, in traditional method, the allocation of tolerances is based on designer's own experience, it may significantly affect a product's quality and the resulting manufacturing costs. Hence, in this work, the tolerance allocation problem is formulated as a non-linear integer model by considering both the design and manufacturing tolerances so as to minimise the manufacturing cost and quality loss. Genetic algorithm is employed to solve the model and an example is presented to illustrate the methodology. Results are compared with conventional techniques and the performances are analysed.

P. Muthu; V. Dhanalakshmi; K. Sankaranarayanasamy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

On the static metric extension conjecture, and mass-minimising extensions in fixed conformal classes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The static metric extension conjecture essentially states that the infimum of the ADM energy, over the space of asymptotically flat scalar-flat extensions to a given compact 3-manifolds with boundary, is realised by a static metric [Bartnik1989]. It was shown by Corvino that if the infimum is indeed achieved, then it is achieved by a static metric [Corvino2000]; however, the more difficult question of whether or not the infumum is achieved, is still an open problem. Later, Bartnik proved that critical points of the ADM mass, over the space of solutions to the Einstein constraints on an asymptotically flat manifold without boundary, correspond to stationary solutions [Bartnik2005]. He further stated that similar ideas should provide a more natural proof of Corvino's result. In the first part of this note, we discuss modifications to Bartnik's argument to adapt it to include a boundary. This demonstrates that critical points of the mass, over the space of extensions satisfying the constraints, correspond to sta...

McCormick, Stephen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Quality Assurance REFERENCE GUIDE  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Qualification Standard DOE-STD-1150-2002 July 2012 Reference Guide The Functional Area Qualification Standard References Guides are developed to assist operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff in the acquisition of technical competence and qualification within the Technical Qualification Program. Please direct your questions or comments related to this document to the Office of Leadership and Career Management, Technical Qualification Program (TQP) Manager, Albuquerque Complex. This page is intentionally blank. Table of Contents i FIGURES ....................................................................................................................................... ii TABLES ........................................................................................................................................ iii

389

Quality in engineering education  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A number of factors which can affect the quality of engineering education are considered. These include (a) the importance of specifying clear educational goals, since there are many valid kinds of engineering education; (b) matching the educational methods used to these specified goals; (c) matching the assessment methods adopted to these goals; (d) the balance between 'content' and 'process' in the educational programs offered; (e) the problem of overloading the curriculum; (f) the use of information technology in the educational process, and (g) the application of modern methods of quality assurance in university education. The findings of significant recent research into how students learn are brought to bear on these issues.

Prof. John J. Sparkes

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

2009 -- Washington D.C. ft05knoll.pdf More Documents & Publications Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Test Program Intermediate Ethanol Blends: Plans and Status Biofuels Quality Surveys...

391

Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Operator Performance Metrics for Control Room Modernization: A Practical Guide for Early Design Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

As control rooms are modernized with new digital systems at nuclear power plants, it is necessary to evaluate the operator performance using these systems as part of a verification and validation process. There are no standard, predefined metrics available for assessing what is satisfactory operator interaction with new systems, especially during the early design stages of a new system. This report identifies the process and metrics for evaluating human system interfaces as part of control room modernization. The report includes background information on design and evaluation, a thorough discussion of human performance measures, and a practical example of how the process and metrics have been used as part of a turbine control system upgrade during the formative stages of design. The process and metrics are geared toward generalizability to other applications and serve as a template for utilities undertaking their own control room modernization activities.

Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Thomas Ulrich; Jeffrey Joe

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comp Plan: A computer program to generate dose and radiobiological metrics from dose-volume histogram files  

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Treatment planning studies often require the calculation of a large number of dose and radiobiological metrics. To streamline these calculations, a computer program called Comp Plan was developed using MATLAB. Comp Plan calculates common metrics, including equivalent uniform dose, tumor control probability, and normal tissue complication probability from dose-volume histogram data. The dose and radiobiological metrics can be calculated for the original data or for an adjusted fraction size using the linear quadratic model. A homogeneous boost dose can be added to a given structure if desired. The final output is written to an Excel file in a format convenient for further statistical analysis. Comp Plan was verified by independent calculations. A lung treatment planning study comparing 45 plans for 7 structures using up to 6 metrics for each structure was successfully analyzed within approximately 5 minutes with Comp Plan. The code is freely available from the authors on request.

Holloway, Lois Charlotte, E-mail: lois.holloway@sswahs.nsw.gov.au [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Sydney (Australia); Center for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, University of Sydney (Australia); Miller, Julie-Anne [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Sydney (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, University of Sydney (Australia); Kumar, Shivani [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Sydney (Australia); Whelan, Brendan M. [Institute of Medical Physics, University of Sydney (Australia); Vinod, Shalini K. [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Sydney (Australia); University of New South Wales (Australia)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genome Assembly Forensics: Metrics for Assessing Assembly Correctness (Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

University of Maryland's Mihai Pop on "Genome Assembly Forensics: Metrics for Assessing Assembly Correctness" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

Pop, Mihai [University of Maryland

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

394

Template-space metric for searches for gravitational waves from the inspiral, merger and ringdown of binary black holes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Searches for gravitational waves (GWs) from binary black holes using interferometric GW detectors require the construction of template banks for performing matched filtering while analyzing the data. Placement of templates over the parameter space of binaries, as well as coincidence tests of GW triggers from multiple detectors make use of the definition of a metric over the space of gravitational waveforms. Although recent searches have employed waveform templates coherently describing the inspiral, merger and ringdown (IMR) of the coalescence, the metric used in the template banks and coincidence tests was derived from post-Newtonian inspiral waveforms. In this paper, we compute the template-space metric of the IMR waveform family IMRPhenomB over the parameter space of masses and the effective spin parameter. We also propose a coordinate system, which is a modified version of post-Newtonian chirp time coordinates, in which the metric is slowly varying over the parameter space. The match function analytically...

Kalaghatgi, Chinmay; Arun, K G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Software Quality Assurance: Directives and Guidance  

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Directives and Guidance Directives and Guidance DOE O 414.1D, Quality Assurance DOE G 414.1-4, Software Guide for use with 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance DOE Order O 414.1D, Quality Assurance, includes Attachment 4 addressing SQA requirements for nuclear safety applications at DOE nuclear facilities. The DOE O 414.1D was issued April 25, 2011. This Order and its associated Guide for safety software, DOE G 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide for use with 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements. The Order identifies 10 software quality work activities that are to be performed using the graded approach specified in the Order. These 10 work activities are: (1) software project management, (2) software risk management, (3) software configuration management, (4) procurement and vendor management, (5) software requirements identification and management, (6) software design and implementation, (7) software safety design, (8) verification and validation, (9) problem reporting and corrective action, and (10) training of personnel in the design, development, use and evaluation of safety software. These 10 work activities were consolidated from practices and activities identified in several well known consensus standards and federal requirements. Safety software must be acquired, developed and implemented using ASME NQA-1-2008 with the NQA-1a-2009 addenda (or later edition), Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications, Part 1 and Subpart 2.7, or other national or international consensus standards that provide an equivalent level of quailty assurance requirements as NQA-1-2008.

396

Climate change impacts on crop yield and quality with CO2 fertilization in China  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...change impacts on crop yield and quality with CO2 fertilization in China...elevated CO2 on processing quality characteristics of two winter...experiment system. In Proc. World Engineers' Convention. vol. E, agricultural...1996Changes in wheat grain quality due to doubling the level of...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

AN ONTOLOGY-BASED METHOD FOR QUALITY ASSESMENT OF SPATIAL DATA BASES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AN ONTOLOGY-BASED METHOD FOR QUALITY ASSESMENT OF SPATIAL DATA BASES Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi1 for the quality assessment of spatial data bases in both ontological and data levels. Key Words Logical consistency, quality, ontology, spatial data bases, Prolog, AI. #12;1. Introduction The widespread use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Ventilation and Air Quality in Indoor Ice Skating Arenas Chunxin Yang, Ph.D.1  

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Ventilation and Air Quality in Indoor Ice Skating Arenas Chunxin Yang, Ph.D.1 Philip Demokritou, and the operation strategy of the ventilation system are significant contributing factors to the indoor air quality contamination levels in the arenas. Keywords: Air distribution, health, skating rink, indoor air quality, space

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Office of Quality Management  

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

The Office of Quality Management develops and interprets Government-wide policies and procedures and conducts training to ensure the accurate identification of information and documents that must be classified or controlled under statute or Executive order to protect the national security and controlled unclassified Official Use Only information for the effective operation of the Government.

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Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The directive provides guidance for DOE elements and contractors in developing and implementing an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.1-5. Superseded by Admin Chg 1, 9-27-11.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.4-5. Admin Chg 1, dated 9-27-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 5-8-13.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

402

Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.1-5. Admin Chg 1, dated 9-27-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 5-8-13.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

403

Irrigation Water Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Irrigation water quality is determined by the total amounts of salts and the types of salts the water contains. In this publication you'll learn why well water can be salty, what problems salty water can cause, what tests should be done...

McFarland, Mark L.; Lemon, Robert G.; Stichler, Charles

2002-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

404

RUNWAY OPERATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE  

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RUNWAY OPERATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE MELANIE BAKER, DARIC MEGERSA & ALFONSO PANLILIO Sponsors: Dr Vortex Separation Rule, for a homogeneous fleet mix, is determined by the time between arriving aircraft Occupancy (SRO) rule, for a non- homogeneous fleet mix, MTC= 3600/ [ROT] [ROT]= = i (pi *ROTi) ROT (in sec

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Microsoft Word - Guidebook for ARRA Smart Grid Program Metrics and Benefits - Revised 12-7-2009.docx  

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

Guidebook for ARRA Smart Grid Program Metrics and Benefits December 7, 2009 DOE wants to work in partnership with the recipients of Smart Grid Investment Grant awards to determine what information is required and how best to gather it for developing and reporting metrics and benefits. This Guidebook serves as a way to begin a dialogue. In the coming months, DOE will work with each grant recipient to finalize

406

Resilience Metrics  

Energy Savers (EERE)

- CIRA will utilize existing ANL capabilities in areas such as: * High performance computing * Climate modeling * Energy systems modeling * Complex adaptive systems 2...

407

E-Print Network 3.0 - air quality indicators Sample Search Results  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

CO2 levels as a Partial Indicator of Air Quality in Smart Environments: A Data Mining... , we monitored Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels as a ... Source: Collins, Gary S. -...

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Rules and Regulations for the Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste (Nebraska)  

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

These regulations, promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, contain provisions pertaining to the disposal of low-level radioactive waste, disposal facilities, and applicable fees.

409

On Nuclear Energy Levels  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...research-article On Nuclear Energy Levels K. M. Guggenheimer The formula for the energy levels of the rigid rotator...nuclei. Two kinds of nuclear rotation are discussed...an A relation for the energy levels of different nuclei...

1942-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 VHA Facility Quality and Safety Report - Infrastructure | Data.gov  

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Infrastructure Infrastructure Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data 2009 VHA Facility Quality and Safety Report - Infrastructure Dataset Summary Description The 2008 Hospital Report Card was mandated by the FY08 Appropriations Act, and focused on Congressionally-mandated metrics applicable to general patient populations. The 2009 VHA Facility Quality and Safety Repor report, not required by Congress, shifts to Veteran-centered metrics, and includes information related to infrastructure, care provided in outpatient and hospital settings, quality of care within given patient populations, accreditation status, patient satisfaction and patient outcomes for FY2008. The data in this report have been compiled from multiple sources throughout VHA. This dataset is a compilation of available services within each medical center, whether a medical center is accreditated by Joint commission and/or CARF and details the number of admissions by bed section, admissions per 1000 uniques, and average length of stay by bed sections. Total number of outpatient visits, number of unique patients and the medical center staffing.

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Quality Management | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Management Quality Management Quality Management The Office of Quality Management, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security develops policies and procedures to ensure the classification and control of information is effective and consistent. The Office of Quality Management also assists other Government agencies to meet the requirements contained in DOE-issued regulations concerning Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data. To meet these missions, the Office of Quality Management: Develops and revises DOE Regulations and Orders concerning Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information, National Security Information, Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Official Use Only Responds to Mandatory Declassification Review Requests under

412

Improving Stormwater Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

it alters what and how stormwater flows in each watershed. Construction activities inherent to urbanization replace natural groundcover with impervious surfaces such as buildings, roads, and parking lots that do not allow rainfall to penetrate the soil... Stormwater QualityStory by Raul L. Garcia tx H2O | pg. 18 The City of Houston, Harris County, theHarris County Flood Control District and the Texas Department of Transportation have teamed up through a Joint Task Force (JTF) to address Houston...

Garcia, Raul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Diesel fuel qualities  

SciTech Connect

As a result of rising fuel costs, many ship operators are turning to less expensive, heavier grade fuels for their diesel engines. Use of these lower quality fuels without adequate preparation can cause increased engine wear and damage to fuel systems. The oil properties which affect pretreatment and cleaning requirements, specifications that should be used when purchasing these fuels, and procedures for confirming that bought fuels meet purchase specifications are discussed. (LCL)

Blenkey, N.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Reimagining Quality Measurement  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...would reflect both the appropriateness of individualized care plans and the degree to which they are being carried out effectively, both for individual patients and for the population cared for by a given physician, medical group, or health care system or within a particular community. Patients with multiple... In a reimagined approach, quality measurement in health care would be integrated with care delivery, address the challenges that confront doctors every day, and reflect individual patients' preferences and goals for treatment and health outcomes.

McGlynn E.A.Schneider E.C.Kerr E.A.

2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

415

Marketing Quality Energy Awareness  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: Production Units Electricity Chilled Water Steam Compressed Air Water Fig. 2. Measurement, Monitoring &Reporting Cost savings resulted when Business Unit 0 forecasted a $30,OOO/month drop in energy costs due to production line changes and actual... within process limits. They produced the same quality and quantity of product. Measurements revealed Unit 1 operated within the energy requirements, Unit 2 was above the acceptabl range and Unit 3 was under the requirements. Standards were reviewed...

Fortier, L. J.

416

Total quality management implementation guidelines  

SciTech Connect

These Guidelines were designed by the Energy Quality Council to help managers and supervisors in the Department of Energy Complex bring Total Quality Management to their organizations. Because the Department is composed of a rich mixture of diverse organizations, each with its own distinctive culture and quality history, these Guidelines are intended to be adapted by users to meet the particular needs of their organizations. For example, for organizations that are well along on their quality journeys and may already have achieved quality results, these Guidelines will provide a consistent methodology and terminology reference to foster their alignment with the overall Energy quality initiative. For organizations that are just beginning their quality journeys, these Guidelines will serve as a startup manual on quality principles applied in the Energy context.

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1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Surface Water Quality Standards (Kansas)  

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

This act states regulations for the quality of surface water in the state. It also states designated uses of classified surface waters, surface water quality criteria and an antidegradation policy...

418

Quality tools in science education  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

At a recent Science Teachers’ State Convention I attended a session called “Quality Tools in Science Education” and was introduced to an approach to classroom management and student involvement modeled after an industry practice called TQM (total quality management).

Patricia Blanton

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Evaluation of metrics and baselines for tracking greenhouse gas emissions trends: Recommendations for the California climate action registry  

SciTech Connect

Executive Summary: The California Climate Action Registry, which was initially established in 2000 and began operation in Fall 2002, is a voluntary registry for recording annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to assist California businesses and organizations in their efforts to inventory and document emissions in order to establish a baseline and to document early actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions. The State of California has committed to use its ''best efforts'' to ensure that entities that establish GHG emissions baselines and register their emissions will receive ''appropriate consideration under any future international, federal, or state regulatory scheme relating to greenhouse gas emissions.'' Reporting of GHG emissions involves documentation of both ''direct'' emissions from sources that are under the entity's control and indirect emissions controlled by others. Electricity generated by an off-site power source is consider ed to be an indirect GHG emission and is required to be included in the entity's report. Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. Participants are required to register the GHG emissions of all operations in California, and are encouraged to report nationwide. For the first three years of participation, the Registry only requires the reporting of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, although participants are encouraged to report the remaining five Kyoto Protocol GHGs (CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and SF6). After three years, reporting of all six Kyoto GHG emissions is required. The enabling legislation for the Registry (SB 527) requires total GHG emissions to be registered and requires reporting of ''industry-specific metrics'' once such metrics have been adopted by the Registry. The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was asked to provide technical assistance to the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) related to the Registry in three areas: (1) assessing the availability and usefulness of industry-specific metrics, (2) evaluating various methods for establishing baselines for calculating GHG emissions reductions related to specific actions taken by Registry participants, and (3) establishing methods for calculating electricity CO2 emission factors. The third area of research was completed in 2002 and is documented in Estimating Carbon Dioxide Emissions Factors for the California Electric Power Sector (Marnay et al., 2002). This report documents our findings related to the first areas of research. For the first area of research, the overall objective was to evaluate the metrics, such as emissions per economic unit or emissions per unit of production that can be used to report GHG emissions trends for potential Registry participants. This research began with an effort to identify methodologies, benchmarking programs, inventories, protocols, and registries that u se industry-specific metrics to track trends in energy use or GHG emissions in order to determine what types of metrics have already been developed. The next step in developing industry-specific metrics was to assess the availability of data needed to determine metric development priorities. Berkeley Lab also determined the relative importance of different potential Registry participant categories in order to asses s the availability of sectoral or industry-specific metrics and then identified industry-specific metrics in use around the world. While a plethora of metrics was identified, no one metric that adequately tracks trends in GHG emissions while maintaining confidentiality of data was identified. As a result of this review, Berkeley Lab recommends the development of a GHG intensity index as a new metric for reporting and tracking GHG emissions trends.Such an index could provide an industry-specific metric for reporting and tracking GHG emissions trends to accurately reflect year to year changes while protecting proprietary data. This GHG intensity index changes

Price, Lynn; Murtishaw, Scott; Worrell, Ernst

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Hanford analytical services quality assurance requirements documents  

SciTech Connect

Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Requirements Document (HASQARD) is issued by the Analytical Services, Program of the Waste Management Division, US Department of Energy (US DOE), Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL). The HASQARD establishes quality requirements in response to DOE Order 5700.6C (DOE 1991b). The HASQARD is designed to meet the needs of DOE-RL for maintaining a consistent level of quality for sampling and field and laboratory analytical services provided by contractor and commercial field and laboratory analytical operations. The HASQARD serves as the quality basis for all sampling and field/laboratory analytical services provided to DOE-RL through the Analytical Services Program of the Waste Management Division in support of Hanford Site environmental cleanup efforts. This includes work performed by contractor and commercial laboratories and covers radiological and nonradiological analyses. The HASQARD applies to field sampling, field analysis, and research and development activities that support work conducted under the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order Tri-Party Agreement and regulatory permit applications and applicable permit requirements described in subsections of this volume. The HASQARD applies to work done to support process chemistry analysis (e.g., ongoing site waste treatment and characterization operations) and research and development projects related to Hanford Site environmental cleanup activities. This ensures a uniform quality umbrella to analytical site activities predicated on the concepts contained in the HASQARD. Using HASQARD will ensure data of known quality and technical defensibility of the methods used to obtain that data. The HASQARD is made up of four volumes: Volume 1, Administrative Requirements; Volume 2, Sampling Technical Requirements; Volume 3, Field Analytical Technical Requirements; and Volume 4, Laboratory Technical Requirements. Volume 1 describes the administrative requirements applicable to each of the other three volumes and is intended to be used in conjunction with the technical volumes.

Hyatt, J.E.

1997-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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421

2011 Quality Council Annual Report  

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

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUALITY COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT For Calendar Year 2011 Office of Health Safety and Security

422

Ultrahard fluid and scalar field in the Kerr-Newman metric  

SciTech Connect

An analytic solution for the accretion of ultrahard perfect fluid onto a moving Kerr-Newman black hole is found. This solution is a generalization of the previously known solution by Petrich, Shapiro, and Teukolsky for a Kerr black hole. We show that the found solution is applicable for the case of a nonextreme black hole, however it cannot describe the accretion onto an extreme black hole due to violation of the test fluid approximation. We also present a stationary solution for a massless scalar field in the metric of a Kerr-Newman naked singularity.

Babichev, E. [APC, Universite Paris 7, rue Alice Domon Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13 (France); Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7a, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation); Chernov, S. [Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7a, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation); P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 53, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Dokuchaev, V.; Eroshenko, Yu. [Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7a, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation)

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

423

Perfect fluid and scalar field in the Reissner-Nordstroem metric  

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We describe the spherically symmetric steady-state accretion of perfect fluid in the Reissner-Nordstroem metric. We present analytic solutions for accretion of a fluid with linear equations of state and of the Chaplygin gas. We also show that under reasonable physical conditions, there is no steady-state accretion of a perfect fluid onto a Reissner-Nordstroem naked singularity. Instead, a static atmosphere of fluid is formed. We discuss a possibility of violation of the third law of black hole thermodynamics for a phantom fluid accretion.

Babichev, E. O., E-mail: eugeny.babichev@physik.uni-muenchen.de [Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Department fuer Physik (Germany); Dokuchaev, V. I., E-mail: dokuchaev@ms2.inr.ac.ru; Eroshenko, Yu. N., E-mail: eroshenko@ms2.inr.ac.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

424

Texas Surface Water Quality Standards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards 30 TAC Chapter 307 Lori Hamilton Water Quality Standards of the water quality standards for a water body will be conducted Types of UAAs Aquatic Life Use (ALU) UAAs 2 procedures in conjunction with Standards revision Before Conducting a UAA Coordinate with your TCEQ project

425

Quality Management | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Quality Management Quality Management Integrated Support Center (ISC) ISC Home About Services Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Privacy Act Categorical Exclusion Determinations Contact Information Integrated Support Center Roxanne Purucker U.S. Department of Energy 9800 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439 P: (630) 252-2110 Larry Kelly U.S. Department of Energy 200 Administration Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830 P: (865) 576-0885 Services Quality Management Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page The ISC provides quality assurance expertise to the Office of Science's site offices in support of their federal oversight of the national laboratories. Effective quality assurance (QA) programs are essential for achieving a high level of efficiency and excellence in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of laboratory facilities, and in

426

Scalar-tensor propagation of light in the inner solar system at the millimetric level  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a recent paper [1], motivated by forthcoming space experiments involving propagation of light in the Solar System, we have proposed an extention of the IAU metric equations at the c-4 level in General Relativity. However, scalar-tensor theories may induce corrections numerically comparable to the c-4 general relativistic terms. Accordingly, one first proposes in this paper an extension of [1] to the scalar-tensor case. The case of a hierarchized system (such as the Solar system) is emphasized. In this case, the relevant metric solution is proposed. Then, the geodesic solution relevant for propagation of light in the inner solar system at the millimetric level is given in explicit form.

Olivier Minazzoli; Bertrand Chauvineau

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

427

Electronic Health Records and Quality of Diabetes Care  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...black, Hispanic, or other), age, sex, estimated household income, and educational level, all prespecified for our analyses. Insurance type is the primary insurance reported during the most recent doctor's visit. Data on race or ethnic group were primarily obtained through self-report. Household income... Incentives to increase adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) anticipate a quality-related financial return.1,2 However, empirical data showing either quality improvement or cost savings from EHR adoption are scarce. Available ...

Cebul R.D.Love T.E.Jain A.K.Hebert C.J.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Quality Assurance Requirements | Department of Energy  

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

Requirements Quality Assurance Requirements The QARD provides the framework for both the achievement and verification of quality. Quality Assurance Requirements and Description...

429

Maintaining System Air Quality | Department of Energy  

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

Maintaining System Air Quality Maintaining System Air Quality This tip sheet discusses how to maintain air quality in compressed air systems through proper use of equipment....

430

Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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

Assurance Assurance Quality Assurance QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility. The DOE quality management system moves beyond the traditional quality assurance requirements that had become narrowly focused on safety systems, paper, compliance, and inspections. The management system is designed to link with an organization's strategic plan to support mission achievement and the

431

Quality In-Plant Environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, the Quality of In-plant Envi~onment. How can employees be expected to p~oduce Wo~ld-class quality pa~ts with a "di~ty" plant? Obviously, the wo~k environment has an effect on the attitude of the wo~k force. Quality of In-plant Environment con sists... reduced to .87 years. CONCLUSION The changing business climate can present opportunities for dramatic energy savings. Concepts such as Quality of Work LiEe and Quality In-Plant Environment may initially appear to have a very negative efE~ct on total...

Petzold, M. A.

432

Analytical laboratory quality audits  

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Analytical Laboratory Quality Audits are designed to improve laboratory performance. The success of the audit, as for many activities, is based on adequate preparation, precise performance, well documented and insightful reporting, and productive follow-up. Adequate preparation starts with definition of the purpose, scope, and authority for the audit and the primary standards against which the laboratory quality program will be tested. The scope and technical processes involved lead to determining the needed audit team resources. Contact is made with the auditee and a formal audit plan is developed, approved and sent to the auditee laboratory management. Review of the auditee's quality manual, key procedures and historical information during preparation leads to better checklist development and more efficient and effective use of the limited time for data gathering during the audit itself. The audit begins with the opening meeting that sets the stage for the interactions between the audit team and the laboratory staff. Arrangements are worked out for the necessary interviews and examination of processes and records. The information developed during the audit is recorded on the checklists. Laboratory management is kept informed of issues during the audit so there are no surprises at the closing meeting. The audit report documents whether the management control systems are effective. In addition to findings of nonconformance, positive reinforcement of exemplary practices provides balance and fairness. Audit closure begins with receipt and evaluation of proposed corrective actions from the nonconformances identified in the audit report. After corrective actions are accepted, their implementation is verified. Upon closure of the corrective actions, the audit is officially closed.

Kelley, William D.

2001-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

433

Safeguarding indoor air quality  

SciTech Connect

California has created and implemented the first state program devoted exclusively to the investigation of nonindustrial indoor air quality. The program is responsible for promoting and conducting research on the determining factors of healthful indoor environments and is structured to obtain information about emission sources, ventilation effects, indoor concentrations, human activity patterns, exposures, health risks, control measures and public policy options. Data are gathered by a variety of methods, including research conducted by staff members, review of the available scientific literature, participation in technical meetings, contractual agreements with outside agencies, cooperative research projects with other groups and consultation with experts. 23 references, 1 figure, 1 table.

Sexton, K.; Wesolowski, J.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Underlying Quality Principles  

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

These principles are consistent with Integrated Safety Management Policy, P 450.4A and support ISM implementation. 1. Define Policies and Objectives--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted. Management must set expectations for the organization as a whole before employees can do their jobs, satisfy their customers, and strive to improve the quality of their work. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specific policies and objectives that reflect the operating philosophy of the facility's management. Once these policies and objectives have been established, all managers must take the necessary actions to ensure that each employee shares their vision of the organization's purpose.

435

Covariant Differential Identities and Conservation Laws in Metric-Torsion Theories of Gravitation. I. General Consideration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Arbitrary diffeomorphically invariant metric-torsion theories of gravity are considered. It is assumed that Lagrangians of such theories contain derivatives of field variables (tensor densities of arbitrary ranks and weights) up to a second order only. The generalized Klein-Noether methods for constructing manifestly covariant identities and conserved quantities are developed. Manifestly covariant expressions are constructed without including auxiliary structures like a background metric. In the Riemann-Cartan space, the following \\emph{manifestly generally covariant results} are presented: (a) The complete generalized system of differential identities (the Klein-Noether identities) is obtained. (b) The generalized currents of three types depending on an arbitrary vector field displacements are constructed: they are the canonical Noether current, symmetrized Belinfante current and identically conserved Hilbert-Bergmann current. In particular, it is stated that the symmetrized Belinfante current does not depend on divergences in the Lagrangian. (c) The generalized boundary Klein theorem (third Noether theorem) is proved. (d) The construction of the generalized superpotential is presented in details, and questions related to its ambiguities are analyzed.

Robert R. Lompay; Alexander N. Petrov

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Advanced Fuels Campaign Light Water Reactor Accident Tolerant Fuel Performance Metrics Executive Summary  

SciTech Connect

Research and development (R&D) activities on advanced, higher performance Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuels have been ongoing for the last few years. Following the unfortunate March 2011 events at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, the R&D shifted toward enhancing the accident tolerance of LWRs. Qualitative attributes for fuels with enhanced accident tolerance, such as improved reaction kinetics with steam resulting in slower hydrogen generation rate, provide guidance for the design and development of fuels and cladding with enhanced accident tolerance. A common set of technical metrics should be established to aid in the optimization and down selection of candidate designs on a more quantitative basis. “Metrics” describe a set of technical bases by which multiple concepts can be fairly evaluated against a common baseline and against one another. This report describes a proposed technical evaluation methodology that can be applied to evaluate the ability of each concept to meet performance and safety goals relative to the current UO2 – zirconium alloy system and relative to one another. The resultant ranked evaluation can then inform concept down-selection, such that the most promising accident tolerant fuel design option(s) can continue to be developed toward qualification.

Shannon Bragg-Sitton

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

A Comparison of Photoresist Resolution Metrics using 193 nm and EUV Lithography  

SciTech Connect

Image blur due to chemical amplification represents a fundamental limit to photoresist performance and manifests itself in many aspects of lithographic performance. Substantial progress has been made in linking image blur with simple resolution metrics using EUV lithography. In this presentation, they examine performance of 193 nm resist and EUV resist systems using modulation transfer function, corner rounding, and other resolution metrics. In particular, they focus on cross-comparisons in which selected EUV and 193 nm resist are evaluated using both EUV and 193 nm lithography. Simulation methods linking 193 nm and EUV performance will be described as well. Results from simulation indicate that image blur in current generation 193 nm photoresists is comparable to that of many EUV resists, but that ultra-low diffusion materials designs used in very high resolution EUV resists can result in substantially lower blur. In addition to detailing correlations between EUV and 193 nm experimental methods, they discuss their utility in assessing performance needs of future generation photoresists.

Jones, Juanita; Pathak, Piyush; Wallow, Thomas; LaFontaine, Bruno; Deng, Yunfei; Kim, Ryoung-han; Kye, Jongwook; Levinson, Harry; Naulleau, Patrick; Anderson, Chris

2007-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

438

A building life-cycle information system for tracking building performance metrics  

SciTech Connect

Buildings often do not perform as well in practice as expected during pre-design planning, nor as intended at the design stage. While this statement is generally considered to be true, it is difficult to quantify the impacts and long-term economic implications of a building in which performance does not meet expectations. This leads to a building process that is devoid of quantitative feedback that could be used to detect and correct problems both in an individual building and in the building process itself. One key element in this situation is the lack of a standardized method for documenting and communicating information about the intended performance of a building. This paper describes the Building Life-cycle Information System (BLISS); designed to manage a wide range of building related information across the life cycle of a building project. BLISS is based on the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) developed by the International Alliance for Interoperability. A BLISS extension to th e IFC that adds classes for building performance metrics is described. Metracker, a prototype tool for tracking performance metrics across the building life cycle, is presented.

Hitchcock, R.J.; Piette, M.A.; Selkowitz, S.E.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Standard emitters (clocks) and calibrated standard emitters (clocks) in spaces with affine connections and metrics  

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It is shown that the general belief that the frequency and the absolute value of the velocity of periodic signals sent by a standard emitter do not change on the world line of the emitter needs to be revised and new conditions for the existence of a calibrted standard emitter should be taken into account. The notions of a standard clock and of a calibrated standard clock are introduced in a space with affine connections and metrics. The variation of the velocity and of the frequency of a standard clock could be compared with the constant velocity and the constant frequency of a calibrated standard clock along the world line of the observer. This calibrated standard clock is transported by meand of a generalized Fermi-Walker transport along the same world line of the observer. Some remarks about the synchronization of standard clocks in spaces with affine connections and metrics are given. PACS numbers: 95.30.Sf; 04.90.+h; 04.20.Cv; 04.90.+e

Sawa Manoff

2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

440

Energy efficiency and low carbon enabler green IT framework for data centers considering green metrics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The increasing demand for storage, networking and computation has driven intensification of large complex data centers that run many of today's Internet, financial, commercial and business applications. A data center comprises of many thousands of servers and can use as much energy as small city. Massive amount of computation power is required to drive and run these server farms resulting in many challenging like huge energy consumptions, emission of green house gases, backups and recovery; This paper proposes energy efficiency and low carbon enabler green IT framework for these large and complex server farms to save consumption of electricity and reduce the emission of green house gases to lower the effects of global warming. The framework uses latest energy saving techniques like virtualization, cloud computing and green metrics to achieve greener data centers. It comprises of five phase to properly implement green IT techniques to achieve green data centers. The proposed framework seamlessly divides data center components into different resource pools and then applies green metrics like Power Usage Effectiveness, Data Center Effectiveness and Carbon Emission Calculator to measure performance of individual components so that benchmarking values can be achieved and set as standard to be followed by data centers.

Mueen Uddin; Azizah Abdul Rahman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Testing a class of non-Kerr metrics with hot spots orbiting SgrA$^*$  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SgrA$^*$, the supermassive black hole candidate at the Galactic Center, exhibits flares in the X-ray, NIR, and sub-mm bands that may be interpreted within a hot spot model. Light curves and images of hot spots orbiting a black hole are affected by a number of special and general relativistic effects, and they can be potentially used to check whether the object is a Kerr black hole of general relativity. However, in a previous study we have shown that the relativistic features are usually subdominant with respect to the background noise and the model-dependent properties of the hot spot, and eventually it is at most possible to estimate the frequency of the innermost stable circular orbit. In this case, tests of the Kerr metric are only possible in combination with other measurements. In the present work, we consider a class of non-Kerr spacetimes in which the hot spot orbit may be outside the equatorial plane. If the hot spot is sufficiently close to the massive object, the image affected by Doppler blueshift is brighter than the other one and this provides a specific observational signature in the hot spot's centroid track. We conclude that accurate astrometric observations of SgrA$^*$ with an instrument like GRAVITY should be able to test this class of metrics, except in the more unlikely case of a small viewing angle.

Dan Liu; Zilong Li; Cosimo Bambi

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

442

Levelized cost of coating (LCOC) for selective absorber materials.  

SciTech Connect

A new metric has been developed to evaluate and compare selective absorber coatings for concentrating solar power applications. Previous metrics have typically considered the performance of the selective coating (i.e., solar absorptance and thermal emittance), but cost and durability were not considered. This report describes the development of the levelized cost of coating (LCOC), which is similar to the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) commonly used to evaluate alternative energy technologies. The LCOC is defined as the ratio of the annualized cost of the coating (and associated costs such as labor and number of heliostats required) to the average annual thermal energy produced by the receiver. The baseline LCOC using Pyromark 2500 paint was found to be %240.055/MWht, and the distribution of LCOC values relative to this baseline were determined in a probabilistic analysis to range from -%241.6/MWht to %247.3/MWht, accounting for the cost of additional (or fewer) heliostats required to yield the same baseline average annual thermal energy produced by the receiver. A stepwise multiple rank regression analysis showed that the initial solar absorptance was the most significant parameter impacting the LCOC, followed by thermal emittance, degradation rate, reapplication interval, and downtime during reapplication.

Ho, Clifford Kuofei; Pacheco, James Edward

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Medical image fusion using multi-level local extrema  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The fusion of data for medical imaging has become a central issue in such biomedical applications as image-guided surgery and radiotherapy. The multi-level local extrema (MLE) representation has been shown to have many advantages over conventional image ... Keywords: Medical image fusion, Multi-level local extrema, Quality assessment

Zhiping Xu

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Levelized Electricity Costs  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The concept of levelized energy costs responds to the necessity of disclosing the ... in order to recover the total life cycle cost of energy production. This chapter charts the effectiveness of levelized cost fo...

Nuno Luis Madureira

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

The Enterprise Level Roadmap  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Enterprise Level Roadmap is part of a Transition-To-Lean Guide, a three volume set of materials designed to help a user navigate through the Roadmap at increasingly deeper levels of detail.

Lean Advancement Initiative

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

448

Effect of human-biometric sensor interaction on fingerprint matching performance, image quality and minutiae count  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study investigated the effect of force levels (3, 5, 7, 9 and 11N) on fingerprint matching performance, image quality scores and minutiae count between optical and capacitance sensors. Three images were collected from the right index fingers of 75 participants for each sensing technology. Descriptive statistics analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric tests were conducted to assess significant differences in minutiae counts and image quality scores, by force level. The results reveal a significant difference in image quality score by force level and sensor technology in contrast to minutiae count for the capacitance sensor. The image quality score is one of the many factors that influence the system matching performance, yet the removal of low quality images does not improve the system performance at each force level. Further research is needed to identify other manipulatable factors to improve the interaction between a user and device and the subsequent matching performance.

Eric P. Kukula; Christine R. Blomeke; Shimon K. Modi; Stephen J. Elliott

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Managing For High-quality Hay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This publication highlights the factors determining hay quality and discusses fertility and water interaction, harvesting, quality losses and storage losses....

Stichler, Charles; Bade, David H.

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

450

Microsoft PowerPoint - GOLDMAN WRAT RA ChallengesApproachesMetrics CREPC 22Mar04 draft LBNL2.ppt  

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

Toward a Well-Functioning Western Electricity System Toward a Well-Functioning Western Electricity System Western Resource Adequacy: Challenges - Approaches - Metrics West-Wide Resource Assessment Team Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation March 25, 2004 San Francisco, California Western Resource Adequacy 2 Resource Adequacy: Presentation Overview * Challenges * Approaches * Reserves concepts and metrics * Discussion of next steps * Regional adequacy criteria (WECC) Western Resource Adequacy 3 Resource Adequacy Challenges - 1 * Lack of a common understanding or definition * Focus: sufficiency of generating capacity / fuel * Hybrid markets/regulatory structures lack explicit regulatory compacts and create uncertainty * Uncertainty about responsibility to provide resources * Uncertainty about cost recovery mechanism for

451

FY08-10 Project Success Metrics vFinal to Post 2011-07-20.xlsx  

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

8-2010 Project Success Metrics 8-2010 Project Success Metrics Office of Management Office of Engineering and Construction Management Program Contractor Project Name Site Approved Budget ($M) Met Success Standard Fiscal Year Completed National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos National Security, LLC Chemistry & Metallurgy Research Facility Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM $ 164.00 Y 2010 National Nuclear Security Administration B&W Pantex, LLC Gas Main and Distribution System Upgrade Pantex Plant, TX $ 10.82 Y 2010 National Nuclear Security Administration National Security Technologies, LLC Mercury Highway Construction Nevada National Security Site, NV

452

Low-complexity atlas-based prostate segmentation by combining global, regional, and local metrics  

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Purpose: To improve the efficiency of atlas-based segmentation without compromising accuracy, and to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method on MRI-based prostate segmentation application. Methods: Accurate and efficient automatic structure segmentation is an important task in medical image processing. Atlas-based methods, as the state-of-the-art, provide good segmentation at the cost of a large number of computationally intensive nonrigid registrations, for anatomical sites/structures that are subject to deformation. In this study, the authors propose to utilize a combination of global, regional, and local metrics to improve the accuracy yet significantly reduce the number of required nonrigid registrations. The authors first perform an affine registration to minimize the global mean squared error (gMSE) to coarsely align each atlas image to the target. Subsequently, atarget-specific regional MSE (rMSE), demonstrated to be a good surrogate for dice similarity coefficient (DSC), is used to select a relevant subset from the training atlas. Only within this subset are nonrigid registrations performed between the training images and the target image, to minimize a weighted combination of gMSE and rMSE. Finally, structure labels are propagated from the selected training samples to the target via the estimated deformation fields, and label fusion is performed based on a weighted combination of rMSE and local MSE (lMSE) discrepancy, with proper total-variation-based spatial regularization. Results: The proposed method was applied to a public database of 30 prostate MR images with expert-segmented structures. The authors’ method, utilizing only eight nonrigid registrations, achieved a performance with a median/mean DSC of over 0.87/0.86, outperforming the state-of-the-art full-fledged atlas-based segmentation approach of which the median/mean DSC was 0.84/0.82 when applying to their data set. Conclusions: The proposed method requires a fixed number of nonrigid registrations, independent of atlas size, providing desirable scalability especially important for a large or growing atlas. When applied to prostate segmentation, the method achieved better performance to the state-of-the-art atlas-based approaches, with significant improvement in computation efficiency. The proposed rationale of utilizing jointly global, regional, and local metrics, based on the information characteristic and surrogate behavior for registration and fusion subtasks, can be extended naturally to similarity metrics beyond MSE, such as correlation or mutual information types.

Xie, Qiuliang; Ruan, Dan, E-mail: druan@mednet.ucla.edu [The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

453

S-PRIME Thermionic Space Nuclear Power System Quality Assurance Program Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP)describes how the Thermionic Space Nuclear Power System Design and Technology Demonstration Project addresses the Quality Assurance requirements delineated in DOE Order 5700.6C and the Thermionic Program Management Plan 214PMP000001. The Quality Assurance Program is based on the following fundamental principles, which Rocketdyne endorses and the QA Project Manager and Program Manager shall enforce: Quality Achievement is a continuing responsibility of line organization at all levels; the Quality Assurance organization through the effective overview of work, gives additional assurance that specified requirements are met; risk is the fundamental consideration in determining to what extent the Quality Assurance Plan should be applied to items and processes; action is based on facts and analysis, customer driven quality, strong quality leadership and continuous improvement.

Jones, C.M.

1992-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

454

Quality management in the logistics function: a study of the Greek industry  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents the results of an exploratory survey investigating the status of quality management practices in the logistics function in the Greek industry. This is the first paper to provide information regarding quality management performance in the growing and challenging area of logistics in the Greek industry. The survey instrument contains information about the forces that encourage or discourage managers to implement quality initiatives in the logistics function, the quality methods and techniques that are currently in use, their overall satisfaction with the current level of quality management in logistics and their perceptions regarding the critical success factors for effective quality management in logistics. The findings of this survey are compared with related findings from similar surveys in other countries in order to generalise upon the results and draw meaningful conclusions. The logistics quality performance status generated by this exploratory study could be used by logistics managers as a benchmark tool or roadmap for future quality improvements.

Katerina Gotzamani; Fotis Vouzas; Pantelis Longinidis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Construction quality assurance report  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

Roscha, V.

1994-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

456

Quality Assurance: Library and Training  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Quality Assurance Library/Training Quality Assurance Library/Training DOE Quality Assurance Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) Management Assessment Tools Software Quality Assurance CRAD QA Program Document Examples: These QA Programs are available to serve as examples from three different types of DOE organizations. Management System for Quality and Safety Management EM HQ DOE-ID DOE Nuclear Safety QA Regulation Enforcement Guide: DOE Enforcement Program Roles and Responsibilities Training, Qualification, and Orientation Materials: See also SQA Training U.S. Nuclear QA Principles, Practices and Requirements - Part I (August 2005) U.S. Nuclear QA Principles, Practices and Requirements - Part II-A Tutorial (August 2005) Suspect/Counterfeit Items Training Materials DOE-STD-1150-2002, Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard

457

Quality Policy | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Policy Quality Policy Quality Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors. Objective The objective of the QA requirements are to establish an effective management system (i.e., quality assurance programs) using the performance requirements coupled technical standards where appropriate that ensure:

458

Signal quality in cardiorespiratory monitoring  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This focus issue of Physiological Measurement follows the 38th Annual International Computing in Cardiology (CinC) Conference, hosted in Hangzhou, China in September 2011 by Zhejiang University. Each year, the NIH-sponsored PhysioNet resource (http://physionet.org/) runs an open competition lasting several months, aimed at encouraging the development of solutions to an unsolved or poorly solved problem in biomedicine, in most cases making use of relevant clinical and experimental data provided freely by PhysioNet. Participants in these annual challenges discuss their diverse approaches to the Challenge problems during dedicated scientific sessions at CinC. The topics of these PhysioNet/CinC Challenges range from physiologic signal processing and analysis to forecasting and modelling clinically important events and processes. In 2011, the PhysioNet/CinC Challenge was to develop an efficient algorithm able to run within a mobile phone, that can provide useful feedback in the process of acquiring a diagnostically usable 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). At a minimum, such an algorithm should indicate if an ECG is of adequate quality for interpretation, completing its analysis within a few seconds, while the patient is still present, so that another recording can be made immediately if needed. The ECG is among the most useful tools for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the most frequent cause of death worldwide. Although both CVD and mobile phones are ubiquitous, adequate primary health care is not. Many rural populations around the world rely on clinics staffed by lay volunteers to identify those in need of secondary care by health care professionals in distant city hospitals. It is increasingly feasible to provide rural clinics with inexpensive medical instruments such as electrocardiographs that transmit digital ECGs to smart phones for storage and display. These devices extend the reach of diagnosticians to remote areas, but without some means of quality control, technology alone cannot deliver consistently usable information to those able to interpret it. Methods that improve the quality of data collected result in better usage of the scarcest resource, clinical expertise. The growing interest in mHealth to provide point-of-care diagnostics to underserved populations is also driving the desire to leverage the power of smart phones to insert intelligence into medical data acquisition. PhysioNet provided a Challenge data set of 2000 12-lead ECG records, together with an open-source sample application able to run on an Android phone. (These remain freely available to interested readers at http://physionet.org/challenge/2011/.) The application was provided as a working example of a Challenge entry that can read an ECG and classify it as acceptable or unacceptable. Gold standard annotations (grades) for the ECGs were crowd-sourced from the public and invited experts. The annotators were also asked to rate their own expertise or experience level. In all, 8,327 grades were obtained; 1,733 ECGs were classified as acceptable or unacceptable, and 267 as indeterminate. In nearly all of the latter group, only a single grade was available; divided opinions were very rare. There was a high degree of self-consistency, consistency with other observers at the same and at different experience levels, and consistency with the reference classifications regardless of experience level. A random selection of half of the Challenge data set was designated as Set A, a training subset, and participants were provided with the grades for these 1000 ECGs. The remaining records were divided at random into Set B, a public test subset (500 ECGs available for study, with grades withheld) and Set C, a hidden test subset (500 ECGs not available for study, used only by PhysioNet for testing submitted algorithms). Each participant entered one or more of three Challenge events. In event 1, participants developed algorithms for classifying ECGs with respect to quality, and submitted their algorithms' classifications of Set B. Each entry was scored for

Gari D Clifford; George B Moody

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AIR QUALITY REPORT SPARKS CONTROVERSY  

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AIR QUALITY REPORT SPARKS CONTROVERSY ... The National Commission on Air Quality delivered its eagerly awaited report to Congress today, and reaction from industry and environmental groups is expected to be both swift and sharp. ... Created under the 1977 Clean Air Act, the commission was charged with assessing the effectiveness of the law, and recommending changes where the law falls short of achieving the goal of improving the nation's air quality. ...

1981-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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An application of a meteorological data assimilation system to an air quality simulation  

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The need to calculate air pollutant exposure metrics for longer time periods, i.e., seasonal and annual, has generated a need to conduct long-term simulations using regional-scale Eulerian air quality models. Hourly-resolved meteorological and micro-meteorological fields for an entire year are required as input to the air quality models. In this paper, the authors describe the application of a meteorological data assimilation system to provide high-quality fields to drive a regional air quality model. The process of assimilation blends multiple data sources (large-scale gridded data, surface and upper air observations, satellite imagery, and radar data) into a unified atmospheric representation. The authors have used an assimilation system developed at the Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms at the University of Oklahoma. The modeling domain covers most of North America and 1995 was chosen as the simulation year. The data used in the assimilation include the NCAR/NCEP global reanalysis fields combined with North American surface and radiosonde data. The authors will describe modifications made to the assimilation system to enable estimation of a number of air-quality related quantities not normally calculated, such as Monin-Obhukov length and friction velocity. While the system supports a state-of-the-art three-dimensional cloud and hydrometeor field analysis based on background fields, surface observations, satellite, and radar; a simpler approach was developed in this study to estimate cloud fractional coverage based on the gridded relative humidity values.

Moon, D.; Pai, P.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Order on Quality Assurance  

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INITIATED BY: INITIATED BY: www.directives.doe.gov Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy ORDER Washington, D.C. Approved: 4-25-2011 SUBJECT: QUALITY ASSURANCE 1. PURPOSE. a. To ensure that Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), products and services meet or exceed customers' requirements and expectations. b. To achieve quality for all work based upon the following principles: (1) All work, as defined in this Order, is conducted through an integrated and effective management system; (2) Management support for planning, organization, resources, direction, and control is essential to quality assurance (QA); (3) Performance and quality improvement require thorough, rigorous

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International Quality Assurance Standards (Presentation)  

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Tests to make quantitative predictions about photovoltaic (PV) modules are needed. This presentation proposes the creation of international quality assurance standards for PV modules.

Kurtz, S.; Hacke, P.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kempe, M.; Yamamichi, M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global air quality and climate  

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Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP;of chemistry–climate models with RCP emissions thus projectto project air quality responses to future climate change

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality in Saudi advertising design.  

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??This research investigates reasons for differences in quality between advertisements created by local and international advertising agencies operating in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the… (more)

Alzahrani, Mojib Othman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Editor: Debbie Rosano: 301-903-8177, debbie.rosano@hq.doe.gov Quality Assurance Web site: www.hss.energy.govnuclearsafetyqa Questions or Comments? Please submit to...

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Groundwater Quality Rules (New Jersey)  

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

The protection of ambient ground water quality through the establishment of constituent standards for ground water pollutants is the subject of this chapter. These constituent standards are...

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Microsoft Word - HospEnergyMetrics&Guidance_Draft_2009_0908.doc  

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Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0 08-Sep-2009 Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0 08-Sep-2009 BC Singer et al., Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0 Brett C. Singer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA Contributing Developers: Paul Mathew, Steve Greenberg, Bill Tschudi, Dale Sartor (LBNL) Susan Strom, Walter Vernon: Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (San Francisco, CA) Abstract This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of

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Microsoft Word - McIntyre-Metrics Report SAND draft9-14.doc  

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2070P 2070P Unlimited Release September 2007 Security Metrics for Process Control Systems Annie McIntyre, Blair Becker, Ron Halbgewachs Prepared by Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 and Livermore, California 94550 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Approved for public release; further dissemination unlimited. 2 Issued by Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation. NOTICE: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government, nor any agency

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Energy-Momentum Conservation Laws in Affine-Metric Gravitation Theory  

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The Lagrangian formulation of field theory does not provide any universal energy-momentum conservation law in order to analize that in gravitation theory. In Lagrangian field theory, we get different identities involving different stress energy-momentum tensors which however are not conserved, otherwise in the covariant multimomentum Hamiltonian formalism. In the framework of this formalism, we have the fundamental identity whose restriction to a constraint space can be treated the energy-momentum transformation law. This identity remains true also for gravity. Thus, the tools are at hand to investigate the energy-momentum conservation laws in gravitation theory. The key point consists in the feature of a metric gravitational field whose canonical momenta on the constraint space are equal to zero.

G. Sardanashvily

1995-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward the Development of Cognitive Task Difficulty Metrics to Support Intelligence Analysis Research  

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Intelligence analysis is a cognitively complex task that is the subject of considerable research aimed at developing methods and tools to aid the analysis process. To support such research, it is necessary to characterize the difficulty or complexity of intelligence analysis tasks in order to facilitate assessments of the impact or effectiveness of tools that are being considered for deployment. A number of informal accounts of ''What makes intelligence analysis hard'' are available, but there has been no attempt to establish a more rigorous characterization with well-defined difficulty factors or dimensions. This paper takes an initial step in this direction by describing a set of proposed difficulty metrics based on cognitive principles.

Greitzer, Frank L.

2005-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Classical and Quantum Implications of the Causality Structure of Two-Dimensional Spacetimes with Degenerate Metrics  

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The causality structure of two-dimensional manifolds with degenerate metrics is analysed in terms of global solutions of the massless wave equation. Certain novel features emerge. Despite the absence of a traditional Lorentzian Cauchy surface on manifolds with a Euclidean domain it is possible to uniquely determine a global solution (if it exists), satisfying well defined matching conditions at the degeneracy curve, from Cauchy data on certain spacelike curves in the Lorentzian region. In general, however, no global solution satisfying such matching conditions will be consistent with this data. Attention is drawn to a number of obstructions that arise prohibiting the construction of a bounded operator connecting asymptotic single particle states. The implications of these results for the existence of a unitary quantum field theory are discussed.

Jonathan Gratus; Robin W Tucker

1996-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomaly metrics to differentiate threat sources from benign sources in primary vehicle screening.  

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Discrimination of benign sources from threat sources at Port of Entries (POE) is of a great importance in efficient screening of cargo and vehicles using Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM). Currently RPM's ability to distinguish these radiological sources is seriously hampered by the energy resolution of the deployed RPMs. As naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) are ubiquitous in commerce, false alarms are problematic as they require additional resources in secondary inspection in addition to impacts on commerce. To increase the sensitivity of such detection systems without increasing false alarm rates, alarm metrics need to incorporate the ability to distinguish benign and threat sources. Principal component analysis (PCA) and clustering technique were implemented in the present study. Such techniques were investigated for their potential to lower false alarm rates and/or increase sensitivity to weaker threat sources without loss of specificity. Results of the investigation demonstrated improved sensitivity and specificity in discriminating benign sources from threat sources.

Cohen, Israel Dov; Mengesha, Wondwosen

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Shock Wave Polarizations and Optical Metrics in the Born and the Born-Infeld Electrodynamics  

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We analyze the behavior of shock waves in nonlinear theories of electrodynamics. For this, by use of generalized Hadamard step functions of increasing order, the electromagnetic potential is developed in a series expansion near the shock wave front. This brings about a corresponding expansion of the respective electromagnetic field equations what allows for deriving relations that determine the jump coefficients in the expansion series of the potential. The solution of the first-order jump relations shows that, in contrast to linear Maxwell's electrodynamics, in general the propagation of shock waves in nonlinear theories is governed by optical metrics and polarization conditions describing the propagation of two differently polarized waves (leading to a possible appearance of birefringence). In detail, shock waves are analyzed in the Born and Born-Infeld theories. The obtained results are compared to those ones found in literature. New results for the polarization of the two different waves are derived.

Christoph Minz; Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski; Thoralf Chrobok; Gerold Schellstede

2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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An Approach for Assessing the Signature Quality of Various Chemical Assays when Predicting the Culture Media Used to Grow Microorganisms  

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We demonstrate an approach for assessing the quality of a signature system designed to predict the culture medium used to grow a microorganism. The system was comprised of four chemical assays designed to identify various ingredients that could be used to produce the culture medium. The analytical measurements resulting from any combination of these four assays can be used in a Bayesian network to predict the probabilities that the microorganism was grown using one of eleven culture media. We evaluated combinations of the signature system by removing one or more of the assays from the Bayes network. We measured and compared the quality of the various Bayes nets in terms of fidelity, cost, risk, and utility, a method we refer to as Signature Quality Metrics

Holmes, Aimee E.; Sego, Landon H.; Webb-Robertson, Bobbie-Jo M.; Kreuzer, Helen W.; Anderson, Richard M.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Weimar, Mark R.; Tardiff, Mark F.; Corley, Courtney D.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Fuels Campaign Light Water Reactor Accident Tolerant Fuel Performance Metrics  

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The safe, reliable and economic operation of the nation’s nuclear power reactor fleet has always been a top priority for the United States’ nuclear industry. As a result, continual improvement of technology, including advanced materials and nuclear fuels, remains central to industry’s success. Decades of research combined with continual operation have produced steady advancements in technology and yielded an extensive base of data, experience, and knowledge on light water reactor (LWR) fuel performance under both normal and accident conditions. In 2011, following the Great East Japan Earthquake, resulting tsunami, and subsequent damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, enhancing the accident tolerance of LWRs became a topic of serious discussion. As a result of direction from the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) initiated an Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF) Development program. The complex multiphysics behavior of LWR nuclear fuel makes defining specific material or design improvements difficult; as such, establishing qualitative attributes is critical to guide the design and development of fuels and cladding with enhanced accident tolerance. This report summarizes a common set of technical evaluation metrics to aid in the optimization and down selection of candidate designs. As used herein, “metrics” describe a set of technical bases by which multiple concepts can be fairly evaluated against a common baseline and against one another. Furthermore, this report describes a proposed technical evaluation methodology that can be applied to assess the ability of each concept to meet performance and safety goals relative to the current UO2 – zirconium alloy system and relative to one another. The resultant ranked evaluation can then inform concept down-selection, such that the most promising accident tolerant fuel design option(s) can continue to be developed for lead test rod or lead test assembly insertion into a commercial reactor within the desired timeframe (by 2022).

Brad Merrill; Melissa Teague; Robert Youngblood; Larry Ott; Kevin Robb; Michael Todosow; Chris Stanek; Mitchell Farmer; Michael Billone; Robert Montgomery; Nicholas Brown; Shannon Bragg-Sitton

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(Data in thousand metric tons of copper content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production in 1997 was essentially unchanged at 1.9 million metric  

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52 COPPER (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Mexico, Nevada, and Montana, accounted for 98% of domestic production; copper was also recovered at mines in six other States. While copper was recovered at about 35 mines operating in the United States, 15

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Development of a multiple metric index for macroinvertebrates collected from lower Missouri River floodplain wetlands  

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The biological integrity of the aquatic ecosystem has become an important component for assessing wetland condition and quality. Aquatic Invertebrates respond to an assortment of abiotic and biotic factors. Many wetland assessments use multiple tier...

Koontz, Jason Alexander

2010-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Unit 10: Software Quality To introduce software quality management and  

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. ¥ ISO 9001 Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Design/Development, Production, Installation intervals by management to ensure its continuing suitability, effectiveness and conformance with ISO 9001 with particular reference to the requirements of ISO 9000 and associated standards. Ð To introduce QFD

Finkelstein, Anthony

479

Tiltmeter leveling mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tiltmeter device having a pair of orthogonally disposed tilt sensors that are levelable within an inner housing containing the sensors. An outer housing can be rotated to level at least one of the sensor pair while the inner housing can be rotated to level the other sensor of the pair. The sensors are typically rotated up to about plus or minus 100 degrees. The device is effective for measuring tilts in a wide range of angles of inclination of wells and can be employed to level a platform containing a third sensor.

Hunter, Steven L. (Livermore, CA); Boro, Carl O. (Milpitas, CA); Farris, Alvis (late of Byron, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

" Level: National Data;" " ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

7 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010; " " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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" Level: National Data;" " ...  

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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" Level: National Data;" " ...  

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

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3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch LPG to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" " Unit:...

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" Level: National Data;" " ...  

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0.5 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Residual Fuel Oil to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy...

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1 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Coal to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" " Unit:...

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9 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Distillate Fuel Oil to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy...

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How might an artificial neural network represent metric space? Patricia M.Boechler and Michael R.W.Dawson  

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How might an artificial neural network represent metric space? Patricia M.Boechler and Michael R.W.Dawson Department of Psychology,University of Alberta CONCLUS IONS Although this artificial neural network. + + + + + + + ABS TR ACT An artificial neural network was trained to rate the distances between pairs of cities

Dawson, Michael

489

Metrics and Task Scheduling Policies for Energy Saving in Multicore Computers J. Mair, K. Leung, Z. Huang  

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Metrics and Task Scheduling Policies for Energy Saving in Multicore Computers J. Mair, K. Leung, Z) and Energy per Target (EPT), to guide task schedulers to select the best task schedules for energy saving) in their schedules. Our experiments show that, on a modern multicore computer, the Hare Policy can save energy up

Huang, Zhiyi

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METRIC: Tracking Down Inefficiencies in the Memory Hierarchy via Binary Rewriting Jaydeep Marathe 1 , Frank Mueller 1 , Tushar Mohan 2 ,  

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Raleigh, NC 27695­7534 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Ithaca, NY 14853 L­561, Livermore, CA 94551 mueller inefficiencies by examining data traces. METRIC is designed to alter the performance be­ havior of applications in this paper. First, we present meth­ ods to extract partial data traces from running applications by observing

Mueller, Frank

491

A Comparison of Greedy and Optimal Assessment of Natural Language Student Input Using Word-to-Word Similarity Metrics  

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A Comparison of Greedy and Optimal Assessment of Natural Language Student Input Using Word-to-word similarity metrics to solve the important task of assessing natural language student input in dialogue of assessing natural language student input in dialogue-based tutoring systems where the primary form

Rus, Vasile

492

Towards a syntactic signature for domain models: proposed descriptive metrics for visualizing the entity fan-out frequency distribution  

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The main objective of this paper is to find a minimal set of measures that allow the immediate, intuitive characterisation and visualization of the syntactic structure of models covering a particular application domain. The measures are validated ... Keywords: case measures, enterprise models, entity fan-out distribution, metrics, model analysis, model complexity, modelling

Jean-Paul van Belle

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Set Reordering Using the Gate Exhaustive Test Metric Kyoung Youn Cho and Edward J. McCluskey  

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Test Set Reordering Using the Gate Exhaustive Test Metric Kyoung Youn Cho and Edward J. Mc kycho@crc.stanford.edu Abstract When a test set size is larger than desired, some patterns must be dropped. This paper presents a systematic method to reduce test set size; the method reorders a test set

Stanford University

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Implementation Guide - Aviation Program Performance Indicators (Metrics) for use with DOE O 440.2B, Aviation Management And Safety  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The Guide provides information regarding Departmental expectations on provisions of DOE 440.2B, identifies acceptable methods of implementing Aviation Program Performance Indicators (Metrics) requirements in the Order, and identifies relevant principles and practices by referencing Government and non-Government standards. Canceled by DOE G 440.2B-1A.

2002-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation Guide - Performance Indicators (Metrics ) for Use with DOE O 440.2B, Aviation Management and Safety  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The Guide provides information regarding specific provisions of DOE O 440.2B and is intended to be useful in understanding and implementing performance indicators (metrics) required by the Order. Cancels DOE G 440.2B-1. Canceled by DOE N 251.98.

2005-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution power quality measurement program  

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This paper describes different facets of a distribution system power quality monitoring program with analysis of data from 222 different sites during the project`s first year. Information regarding the site selection process is provided. Preliminary results for voltage harmonic distortion and sags are presented from the project`s study population of feeders, including the use of novel power quality analysis techniques.

Sabin, D.D.; Grebe, T.E.; Melhorn, C.J. [Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Sundaram, A. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Management Why bother Certificating?  

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) (Prevention) (Direction) BS 5750 1979-1987 ISO 9001/2/3 1987-2000 ISO 9001 2000, amended 2008 #12;5 What RECORDS / FORMS INTENT WHAT? PROOF HOW? WHY? #12;8 ISO 9001:2008 The Structure: ISO 9001 - Q Relationships ISO 9001:2008 Based on the 8 Quality Management Principles: #12;11 Quality Management Process

Paxton, Anthony T.

498

Precision liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A precision liquid level sensor utilizes a balanced R. F. bridge, each arm including an air dielectric line. Changes in liquid level along one air dielectric line imbalance the bridge and create a voltage which is directly measurable across the bridge.

Field, Michael E. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, William H. (Albuquerque, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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West Valley Demonstration Project High-Level Waste Management  

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DRAFT_19507_1 DRAFT_19507_1 High-Level Waste Management Bryan Bower, DOE Director - WVDP DOE High-Level Waste Corporate Board Meeting Savannah River Site April 1, 2008 West Valley Demonstration Project West Valley Demonstration Project DRAFT_19507_2 West Valley High-Level Waste To solidify the radioactive material from approximately 600,000 gallons of high-level radioactive waste into a durable, high-quality glass, both a pretreatment system to remove salts and sulfates from the waste and a vitrification system/process were designed. To solidify the radioactive material from approximately 600,000 gallons of high-level radioactive waste into a durable, high-quality glass, both a pretreatment system to remove salts and sulfates from the waste and a vitrification system/process were designed.

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NETL: IEP - Air Quality Research  

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Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Air Quality Research Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Air Quality Research Innovations for Existing Plants Air Quality Research Ambient Monitoring Emissions Characterization Predictive Modeling & Evaluation Health Effects Regulatory Drivers Air Quality Research Reference Shelf The NETL Air Quality Research program is designed to resolve the scientific uncertainties associated with the atmospheric formation, distribution, and chemical transformation of pollutant emissions from today's coal-fired power plants, and to obtain a realistic assessment of the human health impacts of these emissions. Results of this research will help the DOE Office of Fossil Energy address policy questions regarding coal plant emissions and provide guidance for future emissions control R&D programs at