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B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully |  

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Drop Testing of DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Canisters  

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The National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory INEEL) prepared four representative Department of Energy DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) canisters for the purpose of drop testing. The first two canisters represented a modified 24- inch diameter standardized DOE SNF canister and the second two canisters represented the Hanford Multi-Canister Overpack MCO). The modified canisters and internals were constructed and assembled at the INEEL. The MCO internal weights were fabricated at the INEEL and assembled into two MCOs at Hanford and later shipped to the INEEL for drop test preparation. Drop testing of these four canisters was completed in August 2004 at Sandia National Laboratories. The modified canisters were dropped from 30 feet onto a flat, essentially unyielding surface, with the canisters oriented at 45 degrees and 70 degrees off-vertical at impact. One representative MCO was dropped from 23 feet onto the same flat surface, oriented vertically at impact. The second representative MCO was dropped onto the flat surface from 2 feet oriented at 60 degrees off-vertical. These drop heights and orientations were chosen to meet or exceed the Yucca Mountain repository drop criteria. This paper discusses the comparison of deformations between the actual dropped canisters and those predicted by pre-drop and limited post-drop finite element evaluations performed using ABAQUS/Explicit. Post-drop containment of all four canisters, demonstrated by way of helium leak testing, is also discussed.

S. D. Snow; D. K. Morton; T. E. Rahl; R. K. Blandford; T. J. Hill

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERAGENCY FIELD TEST & EVALUATION OF WIND TURBINE - RADAR INTERFEREN...  

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the tests and 2) summaries of three field tests designed to measure the impact of wind turbines on current air surveillance radars and the effectiveness of private sector...

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Drop Tests of the Closure Ring for the 9975 Package  

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The drop tests of the closure ring for 9975 packages, described here, were performed to answer questions raised by the regulatory authority as a result of deformation of the closure ring and drum rim observed during drop tests conducted in September 1998.

Smith, A.C

1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical test report for drop test of a 9974 radioactive material shipping packaging  

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This report presents the drop test results for the 9974 radioactive material shipping package being dropped onto 6-inch diameter, 40-inch long puncture pin. Also reported are the drop test resuls for a 30-foot impact that failed the drum confinement boundary. The purpose of these drops was to show that the package lid would remain attached to the drum.

Blanton, P.S. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA Completes its Critical Radar Arming and Fuzing Test for...  

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its Critical Radar Arming and Fuzing Test for the W88 ALT 370 | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the...

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Frictionally induced ignition processes in drop and skid tests  

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The standard LANL/Pantex drop and skid tests rely on subjective assessment of reaction violence to quantify the response of the charge, and completely miss nonpropagating hot-spot ignition sites. Additionally, large variations in test results have been observed, which we propose is due to a misunderstanding of the basic physical processes that lead to threshold ignition in these tests. The tests have been redesigned to provide control of these mechanisms and to permit direct observation of hot spots at the impact site, allowing us to follow the progression of the outcome as the drop height and ignition source density are varied. The results confirm that frictional interactions between high-melting-point solids are the dominant ignition mechanism, not just at the threshold, but in fact at all realistic drop heights.

Dickson, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Parker, Gary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Novak, Alan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Radiography of a Drop Tested 9975 Radioactive Materials Packaging  

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This paper discusses the use of radiography as a tool for evaluating damage to radioactive material packaging subjected to regulatory accident conditions. The Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR 71, presents the performance based requirements that must be used in the development (design, fabrication and testing) of a radioactive material packaging. The use of various non-destructive examination techniques in the fabrication of packages is common. One such technique is the use of conventional radiography in the examination of welds. Radiography is conventional in the sense that images are caught one at a time on film stock. Most recently, digital radiography has been used to characterize internal damage to a package subjected to the 30-foot hypothetical accident conditions (HAC) drop. Digital radiography allows for real time evaluation of the item being inspected. This paper presents a summary discussion of the digital radiographic technique and an example of radiographic results of a 9975 package following the HAC 30-foot drop.

Blanton, P.S.

2001-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical test report to drop test of a 9975 radioactive material shipping packaging  

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This report presents the drop test results for the 9975 radioactive material shipping package being dropped 30 feet onto a unyielding surface followed by a 40-inch puncture pin drop. The purpose of these drops was to show that the package lid would remain attached to the drum. The 30-foot drop was designed to weaken the lid closure lug while still maintaining maximum extension of the lugs from the drum surface. This was accomplished by angling the drum approximately 30 degrees from horizontal in an inverted position. In this position, the drum was rotated slightly so as not to embed the closure lugs into the drum as a result of the 30-foot drop. It was determined that this orientation would maximize deformation to the closure ring around the closure lug while still maintaining the extension of the lugs from the package surface. The second drop was from 40 inches above a 40-inch tall 6-inch diameter puncture pin. The package was angled 10 degrees from vertical and aligned over the puncture pin to solidly hit the drum lug(s) in an attempt to disengage the lid when dropped.Tests were performed in response to DOE EM-76 review Q5 inquires that questioned the capability of the 9975 drum lid to remain in place under this test sequence. Two packages were dropped utilizing this sequence, a 9974 and 9975. Test results for the 9974 package are reported in WSRC-RP-97-00945. A series of 40-inch puncture pin tests were also performed on undamaged 9975 and 9974 packages.

Blanton, P.S.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop test of the Huygens Probe from a stratospheric balloon  

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Huygens is an atmospheric Probe designed for the in-situ exploration of the atmosphere of Titan. Huygens is the ESA-provided element of the joint NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan. The Cassini-Huygens launch is foreseen in October 1997. After a 7-year journey through the Solar system, Huygens will separate from the mother spacecraft, the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, in early November 2004. About 3 weeks after separation, the Huygens Probe will enter into the upper atmosphere of Titan protected by its heat shield. Following the ejection of the heat shield, the parachute will be deployed for controlling the descent through the atmosphere of Titan down to the surface. The descent will last between 2 and 212 hours. For the drop test, a full scale model of the Huygens Probe, which included all flight-like mechanisms and parachutes, was developed. The main objective of the test was to demonstrate the parachute deployment sequence; a secondary objective was to characterise the science-driven probe stability and spin design features during the parachute descent phase.

E. Jäkel; P. Rideau; P.R. Nugteren; J. Underwood; P. Faucon; J-P. Lebreton

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interagency Field Test Evaluates Co-operation of Turbines and Radar  

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The Department of Energy and federal agency partners recently completed the first in a series of three radar technology field tests and demonstrations. The Interagency Field Test and Evaluation of...

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INTERAGENCY FIELD TEST & EVALUATION OF WIND TURBINE – RADAR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES  

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These documents include a final report on the Interagency Field Test & Evaluation (IFT&E) program and summaries of three field tests designed to measure the impact of wind turbines on current air surveillance radars and the effectiveness of private sector technologies in mitigating that interference.

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IFT&E Industry Report Wind Turbine-Radar Interference Test Summary.  

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Wind turbines have grown in size and capacity with today's average turbine having a power capacity of around 1.9 MW, reaching to heights of over 495 feet from ground to blade tip, and operating with speeds at the tip of the blade up to 200 knots. When these machines are installed within the line-of-sight of a radar system, they can cause significant clutter and interference, detrimentally impacting the primary surveillance radar (PSR) performance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) were co-funded to conduct field tests and evaluations over two years in order to: I. Characterize the impact of wind turbines on existing Program-of-Record (POR) air surveillance radars; II. Assess near-term technologies proposed by industry that have the potential to mitigate the interference from wind turbines on radar systems; and III. Collect data and increase technical understanding of interference issues to advance development of long-term mitigation strategies. MIT LL and SNL managed the tests and evaluated resulting data from three flight campaigns to test eight mitigation technologies on terminal (short) and long-range (60 nmi and 250 nmi) radar systems. Combined across the three flight campaigns, more than 460 of hours of flight time were logged. This paper summarizes the Interagency Field Test & Evaluation (IFT&E) program and publicly- available results from the tests. It will also discuss the current wind turbine-radar interference evaluation process within the government and a proposed process to deploy mitigation technologies.

Karlson, Benjamin; LeBlanc, Bruce Philip; Minster, David G; Estill, Milford; Miller, Bryan Edward; Busse, Franz (MIT LL); Keck, Chris (MIT LL); Sullivan, Jonathan (MIT LL); Brigada, David (MIT LL); Parker, Lorri (MIT LL); Younger, Richard (MIT LL); Biddle, Jason (MIT LL)

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syracuse University Test Report On Uptake Factor Resulting From A Dropped Storage Container  

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Under certain circumstances, powder from an accidently dropped container can become airborne and inhaled by people nearby such as those who are moving the containers. The inhaled fine particles can deposit on respiratory tracts and lungs, causing asthma, lung cancer, and other acute respiratory illnesses and chronic symptoms. The objective of this study was to develop a standard procedure to measure the airborne concentrations of different size particles within the vicinity of a dropped container where a significant portion of the contained powder is ejected. Tungsten oxide (WO{sub 3}) was selected in this study to represent relatively heavy powders (7.16 g/cm3 specific gravity for WO{sub 3}). A typical can with the outer dimensions of 4.25” diameter and 4.875” tall was used as the container. The powder was dropped in two different configurations: 1) contained within a can covered by a lid that has a 0.25” diameter hole, and 2) contained within a can without a lid. The packing volume of the powder was 51.4 in{sup 3} (842.7 cm{sup 3}) and the target mass was 1936 g. The tests were carried out in a full-scale stainless steel environmental chamber with an interior volume of 852 ft{sup 3} (24.1 m{sup 3}). The chamber system includes an internal recirculation loop with a rectangular air diffuser and 10 variable frequency drive fans to provide a typical room air recirculation flow pattern. Two air filters were installed in the chamber air supply duct and return duct to achieve the required low background particle concentration. The initial chamber air conditions were set at 70°F (± 5°F) and 50% (± 10%) RH. A supporting frame and releasing device were designed and built to trigger consistently the dropping of the can at a height of 8 feet from the bottom of the can to the impacting surface. The particle sampling inlet was placed 5 ft above the floor and 6 inches laterally away from the can’s falling path. Concentrations of particles between 0.5 ?m and 20 ?m were recorded in units of mass and number of particles per unit volume. The data acquisition rate was once every 2 seconds during the first 2 hours and every 20 seconds thereafter. A test procedure was developed and a total of nine drop tests were performed. In most cases (seven tests), the can tipped over after dropping. The can in Test 1 stayed upright. The can in Test 7 showed a special behavior: after the rebound, it turned upside down and stayed upright. Major findings are summarized below: ? The amount of spilled powder varied from 0.12 g to 252.35 g and the non-recovered powder varied from 0.11 g to 1.18 g. The corresponding percentage of the spilled powder ranged from 0.01% to 13%. ? The peak value of particle number concentration after the dropping of the can occurred at approximately 0.9 ?m particle size per measured data of individual channels. The peak value of particle mass concentration occurred in the range of 4.3 - 10 ?m particle size per grouped data calculated from the measured data with the exception of Test 4 where a different batch powder with unexpectedly different bulk density and particle size distribution. ? After the dropping of the can, the total airborne mass concentrations ranged from 0.03 to 0.35 mg/m{sup 3}, while the total airborne number concentrations ranged from 2 to 125 #/cm{sup 3} except for Test 4. The number concentration in Test 4 was 1 or 2 orders of magnitude less than those of other tests because the powder was from a different batch. However, its mass concentration was comparable to that in Test 7 because relatively more big airborne particles were detected in Test 4. In general, tests with lid (Test 5, 6, 7 and 8) had smaller concentrations than tests without lid (Test 0, 1, 2, and 3). The influence of lid was not as prominent as the powder (Test 4). However, this needs more tests for verification. ? The ratio of airborne mass to non-recovered mass ranged from 0.1% to 2%. This means that it is challenging to use this method to check the mass balance, while the uptake factor and associated inhalation exposur

Gao, Z.; Zhang, J. S.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syracuse Univesity Test Report On Uptake Factor Resulting From A Dropped Storage Container - Phase II  

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Under certain circumstances, powder from an accidently dropped container can become airborne and inhaled by people nearby such as those who are moving the containers. The inhaled fine particles can deposit on respiratory tracts and lungs, causing asthma, lung cancer, and other acute respiratory illnesses and chronic symptoms. The objective of this study was to develop a standard procedure to measure the airborne concentrations of different size particles within the vicinity of a dropped container where a significant portion of the contained powder is ejected. Tungsten oxide (WO{sub 3}) was selected in this study to represent relatively heavy powders (7.16 g/cm3 specific gravity for WO{sub 3}). A typical can with the outer dimensions of 4.25” diameter and 4.875” tall was used as the container. The powder was dropped in two different configurations: 1) contained within a can covered by a lid that has a 0.25” diameter hole, and 2) contained within a can without a lid. The packing volume of the powder was 51.4 in3 (842.7 cm{sup 3}) and the target mass was 1936 g. The tests were carried out in a full-scale stainless steel environmental chamber with an interior volume of 852 ft3 (24.1 m3). The chamber system includes an internal recirculation loop with a rectangular air diffuser and 10 variable frequency drive fans to provide a typical room air recirculation flow pattern. Two air filters were installed in the chamber air supply duct and return duct to achieve the required low background particle concentration. The initial chamber air conditions were set at 70°F (± 5°F) and 50% (± 10%) RH. A supporting frame and releasing device were designed and built to trigger consistently the dropping of the can. The particle sampling inlet was placed 5 ft above the floor and 6 inches laterally away from the can’s falling path. Concentrations of particles between 0.5 ?m and 20 ?m were recorded in units of mass and number of particles per unit volume. The data acquisition rate was once every 2 seconds during the first 2 hours. A test procedure was developed and verified. A total of thirty two drop tests were performed, eight in Phase I and twenty four in Phase II, covering variations in dropping height (8 ft or 4 ft from the floor), room air movement (0.25-0.30 m/s or 0.10-0.15 m/s near the ceiling), landing scenario (on a flat plate or a block), and lid condition (¼” lid hole or no lid). There were ten tests with flat plate and ¼” lid hole, ten tests with flat plate no lid and twelve tests with block no lid.

Gao, Zhi; Zhang, Jianshun S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the Sandia National Laboratories MOSAIK cask drop test program  

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There has been a significant international effort over the past ten years to qualify structural materials for construction of radioactive material (RAM) transportation casks. As total life cycle cost analyses argue the necessity for more efficient casks, new candidate structural materials are evaluated relative to the historically accepted austenitic stainless steels. New candidate cask containment materials include ferritic steels, ductile iron, depleted uranium, and titanium. Another material, borated stainless steel is being considered for structural cask internals because of its neutron absorption properties. The mechanical performance of the borated stainless steels is a function of the boron content and metallurgical processing conditions. A separate paper in this symposium (Stephens et al. 1992) deals with the properties of a range of borated stainless steels. A major technical issue involved with the qualification of afl these candidate materials is that they may, under certain combinations of mechanical and environmental loading, fail in a brittle fashion. Such a failure would of course not be acceptable for a RAM transport cask involved in an accident. The cask designer must assure cask owners, regulators as well as the general public that the cask will not undergo brittle fracture for all regulatory loading conditions. This paper summarizes the drop tests that were conducted using the MOSAIK casks to verify the fracture mechanics cask design approach and to demonstrate that ductile iron could be subjected to severe loading conditions without failing in a brittle manner.

Sorenson, K.; Salzbrenner, R.; Wellman, G.; Bobbe, J.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematical relations among radar-observed water concentrations, vertical motions, and liquid-water drop-size spectra in convective clouds  

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and liquid- water concentration, a one-dimensional (vertical) continuity equation for water substance is considered. Atmospheric values of parameters which appear in the continuity equation are determined from radar reflectivity measurements. Empirical... viii I INTRODUCTION Cloud Motions in General Equations Governing Cloud Parameters A Kinematical Equation Based on the Continuity of Water Substance Determinati. on of the Values of the Atmospheric Variables Appearing in the Kinematical Equation...

Runnels, Robert Clayton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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First Observations of Tracking Clouds Using Scanning ARM Cloud Radars  

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Tracking clouds using scanning cloud radars can help to document the temporal evolution of cloud properties well before large-drop formation (weather radar “first echo”). These measurements also complement cloud and precipitation tracking using ...

Paloma Borque; Pavlos Kollias; Scott Giangrande

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme Resistance of Superhydrophobic Surfaces to Impalement: Reversible Electrowetting Related to the Impacting/Bouncing Drop Test  

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Extreme Resistance of Superhydrophobic Surfaces to Impalement: Reversible Electrowetting Related drop impact impalement and electrowetting (EW) experiments. A correlation between the resistance) is one of the most promising techniques to carry out elementary operations on droplets, like displacement

Brunet, Philippe

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Bulk Hook Echo Raindrop Sizes Retrieved Using Mobile, Polarimetric Doppler Radar Observations  

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Polarimetric radar observations obtained by the NOAA (NSSL) mobile, X-band, dual-polarization radar (NOXP) are used to investigate hook echo precipitation properties in several tornadic and non-tornadic supercells. Hook echo drop size ...

Michael M. French; Donald W. Burgess; Edward R. Mansell; Louis J. Wicker

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Responses of Conventional Ring Closures of Drum Type Packages to Regulatory Drop Tests with Application to the 9974/9975 Package  

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DOT, DOE and NRC Type A and Type B radioactive material (RAM) transport packages routinely use industrial or military specification drums with conventional clamp ring closures as an overpack. Considerable testing has been performed on these type packages over the past 30 years. Observations from test data have resulted in various design changes and recommendations to the standard drum specification and use, enhancing the reliability of the overpack. Recently, performance capability of the 9975 conventional clamp ring closure design was questioned by the Regulatory Authority. This paper highlights the observations of recent 9974 and 9975 package testing that led to redesign of the 9975, replacing the standard clamp ring closure with a bolted ring closure. In the course of this review and redesign effort, 18 package designs and approximately 100 Hypothetical Accident Condition (HAC) drops of various size and weight drum packages were evaluated. A trend was observed with respect to overpack lid failures for packages utilizing conventional ring closure. Based on this trend, a limit on the ratio of the content weight to total package weight was identified, beyond which clamp ring closure failure may be expected.

Blanton, P.S.

2002-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Signal to Noise Analysis of iRadar sensors  

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This document follows my process of testing; comparing; and contrasting several iRadars signal to noise ratios for both HH and VV polarization. A brief introduction is given explaining the basics of iRadar technology and what data I was collecting. The process section explains the steps I took to collect my data along with any procedures I followed. The analysis section compares and contrasts five different radars and the two different polarizations. The analysis also details the radars viewing limitations and area. Finally, the report delves into the effects of two radars interfering with each other. A conclusion goes over the success and findings of the project.

Fritzke, A; Top, P

2009-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: LLNL small-scale drop-hammer impact sensitivity...  

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Technical Report: LLNL small-scale drop-hammer impact sensitivity test Citation Details In-Document Search Title: LLNL small-scale drop-hammer impact sensitivity test You are...

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Radar | Open Energy Information  

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Radar Radar Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Radar Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Remote Sensing Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Active Sensors Parent Exploration Technique: Active Sensors Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Detect fault and ground movement Hydrological: Can give indications about subsurface geothermal fluid flow Thermal: Dictionary.png Radar: Radar is an active-sensor remote sensing tool used to detect small changes in ground movement at geothermal locations. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Introduction RAdio Detection And Ranging (RADAR) is used in a wide variety of applications. In remote sensing applications, the source of the radio waves

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ARM - Radar Backgrounder  

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News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance Radar Backgrounder ARM Scanning...

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A stochastic Monte Carlo computer simulation of the drop-weight test for the determination of nil-ductility transition temperature  

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on the surface of the specimen blank can produce heat affected zones that are tougher than the base metal, which could lead to artificially low predictions of NDIT [17[. In such m O zS O e O 0 LU 4 CR ki ?E O Z -I of 0 tiE I- O z 1 V gm 0) c e H N... aside, the manner in which test temperatures are chosen may contribute most to the variance and bias inherent in the drO-wweigh test method (ASTM E 208) for determining the nil-ductility transition temperature, NDTI; for ferritic steels...

Lambert, Michael Andrew

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of a 100 GHz channel-drop filter  

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We have designed and are fabricating a novel passive mm-wave spectrometer based on a Photonic Band Gap (PBG) channel-drop filter (CDF). There is a need for a compact wide-band versatile and configurable mm-wave spectrometer for applications in mm-wave communications, radio astronomy, and radar receivers for remote sensing and nonproliferation.

Smirnova, Evgenya I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Earley, Lawrence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Heath, Cynthia E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shchegolkov, Dmitry Y [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planetary radar astronomy  

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Radar is a powerful technique that has furnished otherwise unavailable information about solar system bodies for three decades. The advantages of radar in planetary astronomy result from (1) the observer's control of all the attributes of the coherent signal used to illuminate the target, especially the wave form's time/frequency modulation and polarization; (2) the ability of radar to resolve objects spatially via measurements of the distribution of echo power in time delay and Doppler frequency; (3) the pronounced degree to which delay-Doppler measurements constrain orbits and spin vectors; and (4) centimeter-to-meter wavelengths, which easily penetrate optically opaque planetary clouds and cometary comae, permit investigation of near-surface macrostructure and bulk density, and are sensitive to high concentrations of metal or, in certain situations, ice. Planetary radar astronomy has primarily involved observations with Earth-based radar telescopes, but also includes some experiments with a spaceborne transmitter or receiver. In addition to providing a wealth of information about the geological and dynamical properties of asteroids, comets, the inner planets, and natural satellites, radar experiments have established the scale of the solar system, have contributed significantly to the accuracy of planetary ephemerides, and have helped to constrain theories of gravitation. This review outlines radar astronomical techniques and describes principal observational results.

Steven J. Ostro

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Radar Friendly Blades  

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MitigationRadar Friendly Blades Radar Friendly Blades Some wind farms have the potential to cause interference with the normal operation of radar systems used for security, weather...

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Bird dropping research continues apace  

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... otherwise of bird droppings' seem unaware that this is of major economic importance to the power industry. High-voltage ... industry. High-voltage transmission ...

DAVID C. JOLLY

1986-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of Test Results for the Interagency Field Test &Evaluation...  

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Summary of Test Results for the Interagency Field Test &Evaluation of Wind Turbine - Radar Interference Mitigation Technologies Summary of Test Results for the Interagency Field...

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ARM - Measurement - Radar polarization  

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polarization polarization ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Radar polarization The temporal and geometric behavior of the electric field vector of an electromagnetic wave transmitted or received by a radar system, e.g. elliptical polarization, differential reflectivity, phase shift, co-polar correlation coefficient, linear depolarization ratio. Categories Cloud Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments CSAPR : C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar

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A Bootstrap Technique for Testing the Relationship Between Local-Scale Radar Observations of Cloud Occurrence and Large-Scale Atmospheric Fields  

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In this paper an atmospheric classification scheme based on fields that are resolved by global climate models (and numerical weather prediction models) is investigated as a mechanism to map the large-scale (synoptic-scale) atmospheric state to distributions of local-scale cloud properties. Using a bootstrap resampling technique, the temporal stability and distinctness of vertical profiles of cloud occurrence (obtained from a vertically pointing millimeter wavelength cloud-radar) are analyzed as a function of the atmospheric state. A stable class-based map from the large-scale to local-scale cloud properties could be of great utility in the analysis of GCM-predicted cloud properties, by providing a physical context from which to understand any differences between the model output and observations, as well as to separate differences (in total distribution) that are caused by having different weather regimes (or synoptic scale activity) rather than problems in the representation of clouds for a particular regime. Furthermore, if sufficiently robust mappings can be established, it could form the basis of a statistical GCM cloud parameterization.

Marchand, Roger T.; Beagley, Nathaniel; Thompson, Sandra E.; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Schultz, David M.

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Radar | Open Energy Information  

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Radar Radar Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Radar Radar is an active-sensor remote sensing tool used to detect small changes in ground movement at geothermal locations. View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Radar is an object detection system which uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain. The radar dish or antenna transmits pulses of radio waves or microwaves which bounce off any object in their path. The object returns a tiny part of the wave's energy to a dish or antenna which is usually located at the same site as the transmitter. Radar was secretly developed by several nations before and

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Radar MeteorologyRadar Meteorology Feb 20, 1941 10 cm (S-band) radar used to track rain showers (Ligda)  

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10-14 W T/R switch antenna #12;Radar SystemRadar System Transmitter--produces high power pulses similar observations in the early 1940's (U.S. Air Corps meteorologists receiving "radar" training at MIT in 1943 First operational weather radar, Panama, 1943 Science of radar meteorology born from WWII research

Rutledge, Steven

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Sensitivity analysis for joint inversion of ground-penetrating radar and thermal-hydrological data from a large-scale underground heater test  

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investigations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the potentialin the Unsaturated Zone, Yucca Mountain, Nevada,” U.S. Geol.with the Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain, Nevada,” J. of

Kowalsky, M.B.; Birkholzer, J.; Peterson, J.; Finsterle, S.; Mukhopadhya y, S.; Tsang, Y.T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The São Paulo Weather Radar Network Program  

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A radar network to cover the State of São Paulo, Brazil, was in consideration since the pioneer efforts in radar meteorology in the country were developed in the middle 70’s with the operation of a radar at Ba...

R. V. Calheiros

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Operational Weather Radar Network in Europe  

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The operational weather radar network in Europe covers more than 30 countries and contains more than 200 weather radars. The radar network is heterogeneous in hardware, signal processing, transmit/receive frequency, and scanning strategy, thus making it ...

Asko Huuskonen; Elena Saltikoff; Iwan Holleman

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) Handbook  

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The millimeter cloud radar (MMCR) systems probe the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths. The MMCR is a zenith-pointing radar that operates at a frequency of 35 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine cloud boundaries (e.g., cloud bottoms and tops). This radar will also report radar reflectivity (dBZ) of the atmosphere up to 20 km. The radar possesses a doppler capability that will allow the measurement of cloud constituent vertical velocities.

KB Widener; K Johnson

2005-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fragmentation of hot classical drops  

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Time evolution of hot drops of matter containing ?230 or ?130 particles is studied by classical molecular dynamics. Initially, the drops have uniform density and a sharp surface. The chosen initial conditions include three values of density and a range of temperatures wide enough to study the phenomena of evaporation, fragmentation, and total vaporization in a unified fashion. The average density and temperature of central matter is measured periodically to obtain trajectories of the evolution in the ?,T plane. These trajectories indicate that the matter expands almost adiabatically until it reaches the region of adiabatic instabilities. Density inhomogeneities develop in this region, but the matter fragments only if the expansion continues to average densities of less than one-fourth the liquid density, otherwise it recondenses into a single blob. The recondensed matter and fragments have very crooked surfaces. If the temperature is high enough, the expanding matter does not enter the region of adiabatic instabilities and totally vaporizes. For initial densities of the order of equilibrium density, matter does not fragment or develop large inhomogeneities in the region enclosed by the isothermal and adiabatic spinodals. Thus it appears unlikely that fragmentation of small drops (nuclei) can be used to study the isothermal critical region of gas-liquid phase transition. A detailed tabulation of the energies and number of monomers, dimers, light, and heavy fragments emitted in each event is presented.

A. Vicentini; G. Jacucci; V. R. Pandharipande

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Better Drop to Drink | EMSL  

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A Better Drop to Drink A Better Drop to Drink Method for creating nanoparticle heavy-metal sorbents saves water--literally Using magnetic sorbent materials to overcome limitations...

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Radar and sonar probing of potash  

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system Determination of the sylvinite and halite acoustic velocities using sonar 50 56 Samples Velocity measurements 56 57 TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONTINUED) CHAPTER Page V PROBING RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN THE IMC K-2 POTASH MINE 62 Geology... sylvinite and halite test samples 26 7 Schematic diagram of the 250 kHz sonar system used to measure the one-way travel time through sylvinite and halite test samples 26 8 Map showing the location of the Foxtrot and Bravo radar stations in the Petromisa...

Lopez Aguilar, Luis Felipe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Interagency Field Test Evaluates Co-operation of Turbines and...  

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Interagency Field Test Evaluates Co-operation of Turbines and Radar Interagency Field Test Evaluates Co-operation of Turbines and Radar May 1, 2012 - 2:56pm Addthis The Department...

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Material based splashing of water drops  

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The splashing of a water drop is a fascinating phenomenon that results from a variety of complex interactions between the drop and the material it impacts. In general, the distribution of droplets of a splash depends on the drop size and velocity; the ...

K. Garg; G. Krishnan; Shree K. Nayar

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why students drop out CS1 course?  

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This study focuses on CS minor students' decisions to drop out from the CS1 course. The high level of drop out percentage has been a problem at Helsinki University of Technology for many years. This course has yearly enrolment of 500-600 students and ... Keywords: CS1, drop out reasons, non-major CS students

Päivi Kinnunen; Lauri Malmi

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Vibration of Electrified Water Drops  

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4 May 1971 research-article The Vibration of Electrified Water Drops P. R. Brazier-Smith...calculations concerned with charged drops. The vibration of water drops of radius around 2 mm...electrodes. Photographic analysis of the vibrations revealed good agreement between theory...

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar Measurement of the Upper Atmosphere  

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...of the Upper Atmosphere James C. G...two decades large radars have...of the upper atmosphere. These radars...ionospheric plasma, all as functions...ionospheric plasma by detection...is wasted. Atmospheric radar scientists...305 m and an area of 73,000...frequency of 430 MHz. The radar...

James C. G. Walker

1979-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration-Induced Climbing of Drops  

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We report an experimental study of liquid drops moving against gravity, when placed on a vertically vibrating inclined plate, which is partially wetted by the drop. The frequency of vibrations ranges from 30 to 200 Hz, and, above a threshold in vibration acceleration, drops experience an upward motion. We attribute this surprising motion to the deformations of the drop, as a consequence of an up or down symmetry breaking induced by the presence of the substrate. We relate the direction of motion to contact angle measurements. This phenomenon can be used to move a drop along an arbitrary path in a plane, without special surface treatments or localized forcing.

P. Brunet; J. Eggers; R. D. Deegan

2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima | National Nuclear Security Administra...  

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Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima August 06, 1945 Little Boy Dropped on Hiroshima Hiroshima, Japan The gun model uranium bomb, called Little Boy, is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan....

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Drop shaping by laser-pulse impact  

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We study the hydrodynamic response of a falling drop hit by a laser pulse. Combining high-speed with stroboscopic imaging we report that a millimeter-sized dyed water drop hit by a milli-Joule nanosecond laser-pulse deforms and propels forward at several meters per second, until it eventually fragments. We show that the drop motion results from the recoil momentum imparted at the drop surface by water vaporization. We measure the propulsion speed and the time-deformation law of the drop, complemented by boundary integral simulations. We explain the drop propulsion and shaping in terms of the laser pulse energy and drop surface tension. These findings are crucial for the generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light in lithography machines.

Klein, Alexander L; Visser, Claas Willem; Lhuissier, Henri; Sun, Chao; Snoeijer, Jacco H; Villermaux, Emmanuel; Lohse, Detlef; Gelderblom, Hanneke

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unstable Leidenfrost Drops on Roughened Surfaces  

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Drops placed on a surface with a temperature above the Leidenfrost point float atop an evaporative vapor layer. In this fluid dynamics video, it is shown that for roughened surfaces the Leidenfrost point depends on the drop size, which runs contrary to previous claims of size independence. The thickness of the vapor layer is known to increase with drop radius, suggesting that the surface roughness will not be able to penetrate the vapor layer for drops above a critical size. This size dependence was experimentally verified: at a given roughness and temperature, drops beneath a critical size exhibited transition boiling while drops above the critical size were in the Leidenfrost regime. These Leidenfrost drops were unstable; upon evaporation down to the critical size the vapor film suddenly collapsed.

Boreyko, Jonathan B

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis to prevent foot-drop  

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A self-contained, self-controlled, pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis (PhAFO) to manage foot-drop was developed and tested. Foot-drop is due to a disruption of ... motion during stance, and harvest th...

Robin Chin; Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler…

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetically focused liquid drop radiator  

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A magnetically focused liquid drop radiator for application in rejecting energy from a spacecraft, characterized by a magnetizable liquid or slurry disposed in operative relationship within the liquid droplet generator and its fluid delivery system, in combination with magnetic means disposed in operative relationship around a liquid droplet collector of the LDR. The magnetic means are effective to focus streams of droplets directed from the generator toward the collector, thereby to assure that essentially all of the droplets are directed into the collector, even though some of the streams may be misdirected as they leave the generator. The magnetic focusing means is also effective to suppress splashing of liquid when the droplets impinge on the collector.

Botts, T.E.; Powell, J.R.; Lenard, R.

1984-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Electromagnetic (EM): Radar Salah M. Al-Ofi  

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physical properties such as direction, speed, distance or altitude of stationary or moving object e crew. Despite the failure of "death ray" development, The Brit- ish developers carried on their tests the atomic bomb [2]. III. PRINCIPLE OF WORK The main concept of radar relays on ECHO PRINCIPLE

Masoudi, Husain M.

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Policy for Dropped/Excused Assignments  

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Policy for Dropped and Excused Quizzes/Homework. • QUIZZES/HOMEWORK. On average, students can expect about 1 quiz and 3 homework assignments per

Devlin, Patrick M

2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Synthetic Aperture Radar | Open Energy Information  

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Aperture Radar Aperture Radar Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Synthetic Aperture Radar Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is an active microwave remote sensing technology that measures the phase difference between a radar wave emitted from an antennae attached to a satellite or aircraft to generate high-resolution images of a surface.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As SAR Related Terms radar References ↑ Synthetic Aperature Radar: Systems and Signal Processing (Curlander and McDonough - 1991 - book) fue LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. l cell, Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Synthetic_Aperture_Radar&oldid=493069" Category: Definitions What links here Related changes

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Definition: Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar | Open Energy  

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Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) utilizes SAR images from two different time periods to generate maps of surface deformation. The technique can potentially measure millimeter-scale changes in the Earth's surface.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As InSAR, IfSAR Related Terms Synthetic Aperture Radar, radar, sustainability References ↑ Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry to Measure Earth's Surface Topography and Its Deformation (Burgmann et al. 2000) ↑ Improved Visulaization of Satellite Radar InSAR Observed Structural Controls at Producing Geothermal Field Using Modeled Horizontal Surface Displacements(Opplinger et al. 2006)

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Obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system  

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An obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system for the detection, tracking, and imaging of an individual, animal, or object comprising a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units that produce a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object, and a processing system for said set of return radar signals for detection, tracking, and imaging of the individual, animal, or object. The system provides a radar video system for detecting and tracking an individual, animal, or object by producing a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object with a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units, and processing said set of return radar signals for detecting and tracking of the individual, animal, or object.

Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James E. (Livermore, CA); Chang, John T. (Danville, CA); Leach, Jr.. Richard R. (Castro Valley, CA)

2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Category:Radar | Open Energy Information  

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of 6 total. I InSAR P PSInSAR R Radar S SAR SqueeSAR SRT Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleCategory:Radar&oldid689849" Categories: Geothermal Active Sensors...

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Condensation on Surface Energy Gradient Shifts Drop Size Distribution toward Small Drops  

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Condensation on Surface Energy Gradient Shifts Drop Size Distribution toward Small Drops Ashley M condensation from vapor onto a cooled surface, distributions of drops evolve by nucleation, growth is condensed onto a horizontally oriented surface that has been treated by silanization to deliver either

Daniel, Susan

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WAVE-DRIVEN SURFACE FROM HF RADAR  

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experiments using the University of Miami's Ocean Surface Current Radar (OSCR) (Shay et al., 1995, 1997 to the internal wave signals. Observations The HF radar system mapped the coastal ocean currents over a 30 Ã? 45 kmFEATURE INTERNAL CURRENTS WAVE-DRIVEN SURFACE FROM HF RADAR By Lynn K. Shay Observations from

Miami, University of

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Superheated water drops in hot oil  

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Drops of water at room temperature were released in hot oil, which had a temperature higher than that of the boiling point of water. Initially, the drop temperature increases slowly mainly due to heat transfer diffusion; convective heat transfer is small because the motion takes place at a small Reynolds number. Once the drop reaches the bottom of the container, it sticks to the surface with a certain contact angle. Then, a part of the drop vaporizes: the nucleation point may appear at the wall, the interface or the bulk of the drop. The vapor expands inside the drop and deforms its interface. The way in which the vapor expands, either smooth or violent, depends on the location of the nucleation point and oil temperature. Furthermore, for temperatures close to the boiling point of water, the drops are stable (overheated); the vaporization does not occur spontaneously but it may be triggered with an external perturbation. In this case the growth of the vapor bubble is rather violent. Many visualization for dif...

Soto, Enrique; Belmonte, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complementizer Drop And IP Complementation in Japanese  

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The main purpose of the present paper is to provide a principled account for a phenomenon called "Complementizer Drop" in the dialects of Japanese and its related phenomena in teens of the head-raising approach without ...

Fukuda, Minoru

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels  

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Drop-In Biofuels to Drop-In Biofuels to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Drop-In Biofuels on AddThis.com... More in this section... Biobutanol Drop-In Biofuels Methanol P-Series Renewable Natural Gas xTL Fuels Drop-In Biofuels Drop-in biofuels are hydrocarbon fuels substantially similar to gasoline, diesel, or jet fuels. These fuels can be made from a variety of biomass feedstocks including crop residues, woody biomass, dedicated energy crops,

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Radar range measurements in the atmosphere.  

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The earth's atmosphere affects the velocity of propagation of microwave signals. This imparts a range error to radar range measurements that assume the typical simplistic model for propagation velocity. This range error is a function of atmospheric constituents, such as water vapor, as well as the geometry of the radar data collection, notably altitude and range. Models are presented for calculating atmospheric effects on radar range measurements, and compared against more elaborate atmospheric models.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disassembly of hot classical charged drops  

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The disassembly of hot classical charged drops containing ?230 and 130 particles is studied with the molecular dynamics method. The strength of the Coulomb repulsion is chosen so that these drops have a binding energy formula similar to that of nuclei. The phase diagram of neutral matter, obtained by switching off the Coulomb force, is also similar to that of nuclear matter. In addition to the total-vaporization, fragmentation, and evaporation modes of the disassembly of neutral drops, the charged drops also break by multiple and binary fission. The liquid-gas phase transition plays an important role in the multiple fission of expanding charged liquid drops. There also appears to be a window in the initial conditions in which binary fission followed by a density oscillation is the dominant mode of breakup. The multiple and binary fission breakups are due to the Coulomb forces, and they yield more massive clusters with relatively few small clusters with ?10 particles. The higher energy fragmentation and total vaporization modes are not significantly influenced by the Coulomb forces. They are primarily due to the liquid-gas transition, and their yields decrease almost monotonically with the number of particles in the cluster.

R. J. Lenk and V. R. Pandharipande

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrations of Sessile Drops of Soft Hydrogels  

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Sessile drops of soft hydrogels were vibrated vertically by subjecting them to a mechanically induced Gaussian white noise. Power spectra of the surface fluctuation of the gel allowed identification of its resonant frequency that decreases with their mass, but increases with its shear modulus. The principal resonant frequencies of the spheroidal modes of the gel of shear moduli ranging from 55 Pa to 290 Pa were closest to the lowest Rayleigh mode of vibration of a drop of pure water. These observations coupled with the fact that the resonance frequency varies inversely as the square root of the mass in all cases suggest that they primarily correspond to the capillary (or a pseudo-capillary) mode of drop vibration. The contact angles of the gel drops also increase with the modulus of the gel. When the resonance frequencies are corrected for the wetting angles, and plotted against the fundamental frequency scale (gamma/mu)^0.5, all the data collapse nicely on a single plot provided that the latter is shifted by a shear modulus dependent factor (1+mu.L/gamma). A length scale L, independent of both the modulus and the mass of the drop emerges from such a fit.

Aditi Chakrabarti; Manoj K. Chaudhury

2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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ECE/METR 6613: Weather Radar Polarimetry Prereq.: Graduate status  

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(guzhang1@ou.edu), (405)325-3507 Text: G. Zhang: Lecture notes ­ Weather Radar Polarimetry with Matlab, weather radar interferometry, multi-frequency/site radar techniques. Grading Homeworks 30% Projects 40

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

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Radar Testbed Characterization for Evaluation of Modulated Scatterer Concepts  

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The following research explores the concepts of communication-embedded radar with an emphasis on radar operation and modulated scatterer concepts. Once firmly established the concept of communication via radar backscatter ...

Casper, Matt

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar remote sensing of the lower atmosphere  

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from a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model is examined.numerical weather prediction and empirical site-specific radar clutter models,”

Karimian, Ali

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar investigation of the Hockley salt dome  

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: Geophysics RADAR INVESTIGATION OF THE HOCKLEY SALT DOME A Thesis by UAMES ANDREW HLUCHANEK A'pproved as to style and content by: (Head of Departme t ? Member) May 1. 973 ABSTRACT Radar investigation of the Hockley Salt Dome. . (Nay, 1973) James... Andrew Hluchanek, B. S. , Texas A&M University Directed by: Dr. Robert R. Unterberger Radar probing through salt was accomplished at 17 radar stations established in the United Salt Company mine at Hockley, Texas. The top of the salt dom is mapped...

Hluchanek, James Andrew

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Drops, Slugs, and FloodingDrops, Slugs, and Flooding in PEM Fuel Cellsin PEM Fuel Cells  

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Drops, Slugs, and FloodingDrops, Slugs, and Flooding in PEM Fuel Cellsin PEM Fuel Cells A Study Fuel CellBackground: PEM Fuel Cell Graphic by Marc Marshall, Schatz Energy Research Center http ProjectDrag Project SetupSetup MFC (H2, N2 Inputs) Bubbler Current Humidity Sensor Modified PEM Fuel Cell

Petta, Jason

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Neutron drops and neutron pairing energy  

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The ground state energy of a six-neutron drop is computed with variational and Green’s function Monte Carlo methods using the Argonne v18 two-nucleon and the Urbana three-nucleon potentials. Combined with earlier results from investigations of the drops 8n and 7n, this energy gives a 1p-shell pairing energy of (1.8±0.4) MeV. The generalized Skyrme effective interaction discussed in the earlier work is applied to these nuclei by calculating, for the open-shell drops 7n and 6n, the matrix elements of the Skyrme t matrix directly for the states involved. The pairing energy obtained is 1.50 MeV, in reasonable agreement with the accurate calculations.

A. Smerzi; D. G. Ravenhall; V. R. Pandharipande

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities.

Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA reports drop in stratospheric ozone  

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NASA reports drop in stratospheric ozone ... "I believe I have that evidence," asserts NASA's Heath, adding: "It's not the proof—that will take much more work. ... Public release of the NASA data analysis is somewhat premature, he says, because the paper has not yet been published. ...

1981-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-wideband radar sensors and networks  

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Ultra wideband radar motion sensors strategically placed in an area of interest communicate with a wireless ad hoc network to provide remote area surveillance. Swept range impulse radar and a heart and respiration monitor combined with the motion sensor further improves discrimination.

Leach, Jr., Richard R; Nekoogar, Faranak; Haugen, Peter C

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A new model of cloud drop distribution that simulates the observed drop  

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A new model of cloud drop distribution that simulates the observed drop A new model of cloud drop distribution that simulates the observed drop clustering: effect of clustering on extinction coefficient estimates Knyazikhin, Yuri Boston University Marshak, Alexander NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Larsen, Michael Michigan Technological University Wiscombe, Warren BNL/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Category: Modeling Cloud droplet size distribution is one of the most fundamental subjects in cloud physics. Understanding of spatial distribution and small-scale fluctuations of cloud droplets is essential for both cloud physics and atmospheric radiation. For cloud physics, it relates to the coalescence growth of raindrops while for radiation, it has a strong impact on a cloud's radiative properties. We have developed new size dependent models

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids  

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Ultrasonic characterization of single drops of liquids is disclosed. The present invention includes the use of two closely spaced transducers, or one transducer and a closely spaced reflector plate, to form an interferometer suitable for ultrasonic characterization of droplet-size and smaller samples without the need for a container. The droplet is held between the interferometer elements, whose distance apart may be adjusted, by surface tension. The surfaces of the interferometer elements may be readily cleansed by a stream of solvent followed by purified air when it is desired to change samples. A single drop of liquid is sufficient for high-quality measurement. Examples of samples which may be investigated using the apparatus and method of the present invention include biological specimens (tear drops; blood and other body fluid samples; samples from tumors, tissues, and organs; secretions from tissues and organs; snake and bee venom, etc.) for diagnostic evaluation, samples in forensic investigations, and detection of drugs in small quantities. 5 figs.

Sinha, D.N.

1998-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Using doppler radar images to estimate aircraft navigational heading error  

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

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

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling drop coalescence using nano-engineered surfaces  

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The dynamics of drop coalescence are explored on micro-scale surface features for the first time. Drop coalescence is defined as a process by which two or more droplets, bubbles or particles merge during contact to form a ...

Corral, Manuel, Jr

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Wind-Forced Drop Stability  

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aluminum (RA = 3.26 micrometers) floor of a tiltable wind tunnel and brought to critical conditions, when the drop begins to run downstream. Various combinations of drop size, inclination angle, and flow speed were employed. A measurement technique capable...

Schmucker, Jason

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Bounding Drop Support Calculations  

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This report evaluates different drop heights, concrete and other impact media to which the transport package and/or the MCO is dropped. A prediction method is derived for estimating the resultant impact factor for determining the bounding drop case for the SNF Project.

CHENAULT, D.M.

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Administrative Policy: Drop/Add Policy Page 1 of 1  

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Administrative Policy: Drop/Add Policy Page 1 of 1 Governance & Policies Effective: October 1997 Administrative Policy DROP/ADD POLICY Approved: October 1997 Revised: 2002; 2004; June 8, 2011 Deans' Council. There is no automatic drop policy for nonattendance. PASSHE universities are expected to adhere to the System

Hardy, Christopher R.

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Quantized Liquid Drop and Some Ground-State Nuclear Properties  

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The liquid drop is adopted as a simple nuclear model. The zero-point motion of the quantized drop is found to alter some of the properties of the classical drop, bringing the model into better agreement with experiment. The properties discussed are the skin thickness, the electric form factor for elastic scattering, and the rms nuclear radius as a function of atomic number.

G. Reading Henry

1968-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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METR 4624--Radar Meteorology SPRING 2012  

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can be purchased at the Bookstore. [Note: This book covers fundamentals at an introductory level. We (1986), and Doppler Radar Meteorological Observations; Federal Meteorological Handbook No. 11 (Part B

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

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METR 4624--Radar Meteorology SPRING 2014  

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be purchased at the Bookstore. [Note: This book covers fundamentals at an introductory level. We will go well), and Doppler Radar Meteorological Observations; Federal Meteorological Handbook No. 11 (Part B) (1990). Grades

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

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Iterative synthetic aperture radar imaging algorithms   

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Synthetic aperture radar is an important tool in a wide range of civilian and military imaging applications. This is primarily due to its ability to image in all weather conditions, during both the day and the night, ...

Kelly, Shaun Innes

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetric radar echo patterns from insects.  

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Radar echoes from insects, birds, and bats in the atmosphere exhibit both symmetry and asymmetry in polarimetric patterns. Symmetry refers to similar magnitudes of polarimetric variables at opposite azimuths, and asymmetry relegates to differences ...

Valery M. Melnikov; Michael J. Istok; John K. Westbroo

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Radar remote sensing of the lower atmosphere  

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radar ducts over the Persian Gulf,” J. Appl. Meteor. , vol.of the world. The Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean andifornia and 50% in the Persian Gulf [41]. Efforts in remote

Karimian, Ali

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Radar Works | Open Energy Information  

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Works Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: How Radar Works Author Institute For Geophysics Published Institute For Geophysics, 2013 DOI Not...

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Satellite vibration measurements with an autodyne CO2 laser radar  

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Vibration signatures of the Low Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment satellite were obtained with a ground-based CO2 laser radar. The laser radar operated in a cw mode...

Schultz, K I; Kocher, D G; Daley, J A; Theriault, J R; Spinks, J; Fisher, S

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gust Front Characteristics as Detected by Doppler Radar  

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Gust fronts produce low altitude wind shear that can be hazardous to aircraft operations, especially during takeoff and landing. Radar meteorologists have long been able to identify gust front signatures in Doppler radar data, but in order to use ...

Diana L. Klingle; David R. Smith; Marilyn M. Wolfson

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - DC-8 Cloud Radar Campaign  

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the JPLUMass 95 GHz Airborne Cloud Radar (ACR) and a nadir pointing PRT-5 IR thermometer. Ground based millimeter-wave cloud radars operating at 33 GHz, 95 GHz, 94 GHz and...

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Coalescence of bubbles and drops in an outer fluid  

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When two liquid drops touch, a microscopic connecting liquid bridge forms and rapidly grows as the two drops merge into one. Whereas coalescence has been thoroughly studied when drops coalesce in vacuum or air, many important situations involve coalescence in a dense surrounding fluid, such as oil coalescence in brine. Here we study the merging of gas bubbles and liquid drops in an external fluid. Our data indicate that the flows occur over much larger length scales in the outer fluid than inside the drops themselves. Thus we find that the asymptotic early regime is always dominated by the viscosity of the drops, independent of the external fluid. A phase diagram showing the crossovers into the different possible late-time dynamics identifies a dimensionless number that signifies when the external viscosity can be important.

Joseph D. Paulsen; Rémi Carmigniani; Anerudh Kannan; Justin C. Burton; Sidney R. Nagel

2014-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki | National Nuclear Security Administration Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki August 09, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan Fat Man Dropped on Nagasaki The implosion model plutonium bomb, called Fat Man, is dropped on Nagasaki,

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Some non-precipitation radar echoes as observed by CPS-9 radar  

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's curvature, which caused the cell to lie below the radar bean. The decelerating gust line passed the radar station at 2304Z; its position at 2322Z is shown in (Figure ld, 5 mi markers). A wind-direction change of 60 deg and a wind speed in- 35 crease... markers) formed behind the second. The parent cell moved some 10 mi during the hour of its life cycle, and the gust lines dissipated before reaching the radar. At 0240Z the aerovane (not shown) showed a 55 deg shift in wind direction with a speed of 5...

Luckenbach, Guenther Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk Fuel Procurement Process & Alternative Drop-in Fuel  

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Jeanne Binder, DLA Energy, presentation on Bulk Fuel Procurement Process & Alternative Drop-in Fuel at the Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable.

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Electrical dispersion of water drops suspended in hydrocarbons  

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The effects of alternating (50 Hz) and direct current fields on drops of distilled water in a nonpolar hydrocarbon medium were examined.

G. M. Panchenkov; V. V. Papko; V. Ya. Baranov

1968-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Energy-efficiency of Drop-and-Continue Traffic Grooming  

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This paper evaluates the energy-saving achievable by performing traffic grooming in WDM networks with drop-and-continue node architecture. Different grooming strategies are compared in...

Farahmand, Farid; Cerutti, Isabella; Hasan, Mohammad M; Jue, Jason P

100

Method for reducing pressure drop through filters, and filter exhibiting reduced pressure drop  

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Methods for generating and applying coatings to filters with porous material in order to reduce large pressure drop increases as material accumulates in a filter, as well as the filter exhibiting reduced and/or more uniform pressure drop. The filter can be a diesel particulate trap for removing particulate matter such as soot from the exhaust of a diesel engine. Porous material such as ash is loaded on the surface of the substrate or filter walls, such as by coating, depositing, distributing or layering the porous material along the channel walls of the filter in an amount effective for minimizing or preventing depth filtration during use of the filter. Efficient filtration at acceptable flow rates is achieved.

Sappok, Alexander; Wong, Victor

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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USAGE OF RADARS FOR WIND ENERGY APPICATIONS Determine the benefit of using radar observations for wind energy applications by  

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USAGE OF RADARS FOR WIND ENERGY APPICATIONS TASK: Determine the benefit of using radar observations for wind energy applications by analyzing i) the resolution effects and ii) sensitivity effects of weather radar systems. MOTIVATION: Wind energy applications strongly focus high-resolution wind observations

102

A Comparison of ARM Cloud Radar Profiles with MMF Simulated Radar...  

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MMF Simulated Radar Profiles as a Function of the Large-Scale Atmospheric State Roger Marchand and Thomas Ackerman Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean...

103

The Accuracy of Radar Estimates of Ice Terminal Fall Speed from Vertically Pointing Doppler Radar Measurements  

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Doppler radar measurements at different frequencies (50 and 2835 MHz) are used to characterize the terminal fall speed of hydrometeors and the vertical air motion in tropical ice clouds and to evaluate statistical methods for retrieving these two ...

Alain Protat; Christopher R. Williams

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Accelerated drop detachment in granular suspensions  

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We experimentally study the detachment of drops of granular suspensions using a density matched model suspension with varying volume fraction ({\\phi} = 15% to 55%) and grain diameter (d = 20 {\\mu}m to 140 {\\mu}m). We show that at the beginning of the detachment process, the suspensions behave as an effective fluid. The detachment dynamics in this regime can be entirely described by the shear viscosity of the suspension. At later stages of the detachment the dynamics become independent of the volume fraction and are found to be identical to the dynamics of the interstitial fluid. Surprisingly, visual observation reveals that at this stage particles are still present in the neck. We suspect rearrangements of particles to locally free the neck of grains, causing the observed dynamics. Close to the final pinch off, the detachment of the suspensions is further accelerated, compared to the dynamics of pure interstitial fluid. This acceleration might be due to the fact that the neck diameter gets of the order of magnitude of the size of the grains and a continuous thinning of the liquid thread is not possible any more. The crossover between the different detachment regimes is function of the grain size and the initial volume fraction. We characterize the overall acceleration as a function of the grain size and volume fraction.

Claire Bonnoit; Thibault Bertrand; Éric Clément; Anke Lindner

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

105

A Drop Size Distribution (DSD)-Based Model for Evaluating the Performance of Wet Radomes for Dual-Polarized Radars  

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A novel analytical method is presented for evaluating the electrical performance of a radome for a dual-polarized phased-array antenna under rain conditions. Attenuation, reflections, and induced cross polarization are evaluated for different ...

Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreño; V. Chandrasekar; Jorge M. Trabal; Paul Siquera; Rafael Medina; Eric Knapp; David J. McLaughlin

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Generating nonlinear FM chirp waveforms for radar.  

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Nonlinear FM waveforms offer a radar matched filter output with inherently low range sidelobes. This yields a 1-2 dB advantage in Signal-to-Noise Ratio over the output of a Linear FM waveform with equivalent sidelobe filtering. This report presents design and implementation techniques for Nonlinear FM waveforms.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Ocean Surface Currents Mapped by Radar  

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...frequency range 25 to 26 Mhz for our first series of...whereas at lower frequencies atmospheric noise seen by the radar...1/2 thing, above 25 Mhz ionospheri-cally propagated...frequency be-tween 25 and 35 Mhz (in 200-khz in-crements), but...

D. E. Barrick; M. W. Evans; B. L. Weber

1977-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

108

Motion Measurement for Synthetic Aperture Radar.  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) measures radar soundings from a set of locations typically along the flight path of a radar platform vehicle. Optimal focusing requires precise knowledge of the sounding source locations in 3 - D space with respect to the target scene. Even data driven focusing techniques (i.e. autofocus) requires some degree of initial fidelity in the measurements of the motion of the radar. These requirements may be quite stringent especially for fine resolution, long ranges, and low velocities. The principal instrument for measuring motion is typically an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), but these instruments have inherent limi ted precision and accuracy. The question is %22How good does an IMU need to be for a SAR across its performance space?%22 This report analytically relates IMU specifications to parametric requirements for SAR. - 4 - Acknowledgements Th e preparation of this report is the result of a n unfunded research and development activity . Although this report is an independent effort, it draws heavily from limited - release documentation generated under a CRADA with General Atomics - Aeronautical System, Inc. (GA - ASI), and under the Joint DoD/DOE Munitions Program Memorandum of Understanding. 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 En ergy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE - AC04 - 94AL85000.

Doerry, Armin W.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drops of Energy Conserving Urban Water in California  

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Drops of Energy Conserving Urban Water in California to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions May 2011 of diesel fuel annually. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with water- related energy consumption;1Berkeley Law \\ UCLA Law Drops of Energy: Conserving Urban Water in California to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging | Open Energy Information  

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Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Author William V. Parker Published EIJ Earth Imaging Journal, 2012 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Citation William V. Parker. Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging [Internet]. 2012. N/A. EIJ Earth Imaging Journal. [updated 2013/09/20;cited 2013/09/20]. Available from: http://eijournal.com/2012/discover-the-benefits-of-radar-imaging GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Web Site: Discover the Benefits of Radar imaging Details Abstract: Unavailable Author(s): William V. Parker Published: EIJ Earth Imaging Journal, 2012

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Lifetime of nuclear velocity dispersion drops in barred galaxies  

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We have made hydro/N-body simulations with and without star formation to shed some light on the conditions under which a central kinematically cold stellar component (characterized by a velocity dispersion drop or \\sigma-drop) could be created in a hot medium (e.g. a bulge) and survive enough time to be observed. We found that the timescale for a \\sigma-drop formation could be short (less than 500 Myr) whereas its lifetime could be long (more than 1 Gyr) provided that the central region is continuously or regularly fed by fresh gas which leads to a continuous star formation activity. Star formation in the central region, even at a low rate as 1M_{sol} yr^{-1}, is mandatory to sustain a permanent \\sigma-drop by replacing heated particles by new low-\\sigma ones. We moreover show that as soon as star formation is switched off, the \\sigma-drop begins to disappear.

Herve Wozniak; Nicolas Champavert

2006-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

112

Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis?Constrained Sessile Drop (ADSA-CSD): A Film Balance Technique for High Collapse Pressures  

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Such isotherms are commonly measured by a Langmuir film balance or a drop shape technique using a pendant drop constellation (ADSA-PD). ... This was attributed to the ordering of the DPPC tails toward vertical orientation which requires more energy, extending the range of area per molecule over which the compression occurs. ...

Sameh M. I. Saad; Zdenka Policova; Edgar J. Acosta; A. Wilhelm Neumann

2008-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Vertical Velocity and Drop Size Distribution Parameters in Widespread Precipitation at ARM Facilities  

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Extended, high-resolution measurements of vertical air motion and median volume drop diameter D0 in widespread precipitation from three diverse Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) locations [Lamont, Oklahoma, Southern Great Plains site (SGP); Niamey, Niger; and Black Forest, Germany] are presented. The analysis indicates a weak (0-10 cm{sup -1}) downward air motion beneath the melting layer for all three regions, a magnitude that is to within the typical uncertainty of the retrieval methods. On average, the hourly estimated standard deviation of the vertical air motion is 0.25 m s{sup -1} with no pronounced vertical structure. Profiles of D0 vary according to region and rainfall rate. The standard deviation of 1-min-averaged D0 profiles for isolated rainfall rate intervals is 0.3-0.4 mm. Additional insights into the form of the raindrop size distribution are provided using available dual-frequency Doppler velocity observations at SGP. The analysis suggests that gamma functions better explain paired velocity observations and radar retrievals for the Oklahoma dataset. This study will be useful in assessing uncertainties introduced in the measurement of precipitation parameters from ground-based and spaceborne remote sensors that are due to small-scale variability.

Giangrande S. E.; Luke, E. P.; Kollias, P.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Assessment of Solder Interconnect Integrity in Dismantled Electronic Components from N57 and B61 Tube-Type Radars  

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Aging analyses were performed on solder joints from two radar units: (1) a laboratory, N57 tube-type radar unit and (2) a field-returned, B61-0, tube-type radar unit. The cumulative temperature environments experienced by the units during aging were calculated from the intermetallic compound layer thickness and the mean Pb-rich phase particle size metrics for solder joints in the units, assuming an aging time of 35 years for both radars. Baseline aging metrics were obtained from a laboratory test vehicle assembled at AS/FM and T; the aging kinetics of both metrics were calculated from isothermal aging experiments. The N57 radar unit interconnect board solder joints exhibited very little aging. The eyelet solder joints did show cracking that most likely occurred at the time of assembly. The eyelet, SA1126 connector solder joints, showed some delamination between the Cu pad and underlying laminate. The B61 field-returned radar solder joints showed a nominal degree of aging. Cracking of the eyelet solder joints was observed. The Pb-rich phase particle measurements indicated additional aging of the interconnects as a result of residual stresses. Cracking of the terminal pole connector, pin-to-pin solder joint was observed; but it was not believed to jeopardize the electrical functionality of the interconnect. Extending the stockpile lifetime of the B61 tube-type radar by an additional 20 years would not be impacted by the reliability of the solder joints with respect to further growth of the intermetallic compound layer. Additional coarsening of the Pb-rich phase will increase the joints' sensitivity to thermomechanical fatigue.

Rejent, J.A.; Vianco, P.T.; Woodrum, R.A.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) |  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Author Parviz Tarikhi Published N/A, 2010 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Citation Parviz Tarikhi. Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) [Internet]. 2010. Tunis, Tunisia. N/A. [cited 2013/09/17]. Available from: http://parviztarikhi.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/3psinsar-i-parviz_tarikhi.pdf Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Synthetic_Aperture_Radar_Persistent_Scatterer_Interferometry_(PSInSAR)&oldid=682949"

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ARM - Field Campaign - 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP  

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govCampaigns2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP govCampaigns2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP 2001.03.01 - 2001.09.30 Lead Scientist : Stephen Sekelsky Data Availability http://abyss.ecs.umass.edu For data sets, see below. Summary Install UMass and NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory "guest instrument" radars at the SGP CART site adjacent to the MMCR system. Both the UMass and NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory systems will run autonomously for approximately a six month period. Description Scientific hypothesis: A. Measurements from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Cloud Profiling Radar System (CPRS) - 95/33 GHz Radar indicate that the 95 GHz channel is much less sensitive to insect clutter than the 35 GHz channel by

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An Integrated Display and Analysis Methodology for Multivariable Radar Data BRENDA A. DOLAN AND STEVEN A. RUTLEDGE  

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products such as bulk hydrometeor identification and Doppler-derived winds to be viewed in real time-depth analysis using radar products, such as Doppler-derived wind vectors and hydrometeor identification, has identification, and rainfall rate. The software was successfully tested during the summers of 2004 and 2005

Rutledge, Steven

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Subsurface Imaging using Ground-Penetrating Radar Measurements Nathan Goodman, Carl Leuschen, Richard Plumb and Chris Allen  

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of transmitters and receivers in several common configurations, such as the offset VRP, cross-borehole of the subsurface layers. Further- more, the advantages of ground-penetrating radar over drill- ing and digging FACILITY Work has just been completed on a fully automated test facility. A large concrete box

Kansas, University of

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Eliminate Excessive In-Plant Distribution System Voltage Drops...  

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

connections-can account for less than 1% to more than 4% of total plant electrical energy consumption. This two-page tip sheet recommends conducting a voltage drop survey and...

120

The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence  

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We present the results of a combined experimental and numerical investigation of the coalescence of a drop with a liquid reservoir of a miscible but distinct fluid. Particular attention is given to elucidating the influence ...

Bush, John W. M.

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Utica Drop Forge and Tool...  

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Name: None Location: Utica , New York NY.39-1 Evaluation Year: 1994 NY.39-2 Site Operations: Interest expressed by Utica Drop Forge & Tool Corporation to Conduct Uranium...

122

A quasi-static model of drop impact  

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We develop a conceptually simple theoretical model of non-wetting drop impact on a rigid surface at small Weber numbers. Flat and curved impactor surfaces are considered, and the influence of surface curvature is elucidated. ...

Bush, John W. M.

123

New directions for gravitational wave physics via "Millikan oil drops"  

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"Millikan oil drops" are drops of superfluid helium coated with electrons, and levitated in a strong, inhomogeneous magnetic field. When the temperature of the system becomes very low compared to the cyclotron gap energy, the system remains in its quantum ground state. Two such levitated charged drops can have their charge-to-mass ratio critically adjusted so that the forces of gravity and electricity between the drops are in balance. Then it is predicted that the amount of scattered electromagnetic and gravitational radiation from the drops are equalized, along with these two kinds of forces. The cross sections for the scattering of the two kinds of radiation can become large, hard-sphere cross-sections at the first Mie resonance, due to the hard-wall boundary conditions on the surfaces of the spheres for both kinds of radiations. An efficient quantum transduction process between electromagnetic and gravitational radiation by such a pair of drops is predicted at microwave frequencies, and a Hertz-like experi...

Chiao, Raymond Y

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

The core pressure drop characteristics in a CANDU 6 reactor  

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The core pressure drop characteristics in a CANDU 6 have been examined to reveal the mechanism inducing the difference in the core pressure drop among four passages. The general characteristics for the inlet header temperature and core pressure drop are deduced from the measured data of CANDU 6 NPPs. The passages, which are connected to the purification system, are shown to have a larger core pressure drop and lower inlet header temperature compared with other passages in a loop. The temperature difference among four inlet headers has been analytically obtained by considering the effect of the purification system and verified by the measured data of CANDU 6 NPPs. The relationship between the inlet header temperature and core pressure drop has been secured from the magnetite transport mechanism in a CANDU 6. The analytical computations for a CANDU 6 NPP have revealed that the core pressure drop difference among four passages is largely dependent on the single phase friction factor rather than the mass flow rate in a passage. The calculated single phase friction factors are in accord with the magnetite deposition characteristics derived from the difference in the inlet header temperature.

Jun Ho Bae; Jong Yeob Jung

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigating Wind-Radar Interference | Department of Energy  

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mitigating radar interference caused by the physical and electromagnetic effects of wind turbines. These new mitigation technologies are expected to open up new areas to wind...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Siting: Wind Turbine/Radar Interference...  

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and MIT Lincoln Laboratory). The goal is to overcome interference caused by wind turbines on civilian and military radar systems by developing site planning tools,...

127

Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry...  

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interferometric synthetic aperture radar) analysis of two-year Radarsat satellite data covering the period May 2006 - March 2008. SAR scenes from two orbit geometries are...

128

Statistical estimation and tracking of refractivity from radar clutter  

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Bahrain, Persian Gulf . . . . . . . . . . . . Table 4.2:boundary layer over the Persian gulf. Journal of Appliedsuface radar ducts over the Persian gulf. Journal of Applied

Yardim, Caglar

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Development and characterization analysis of a radar polarimeter  

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OF FIGURES FIGURE 2a 2b 3a 3b Sa 5b 10 12 13 14 The Typical Radar-to-Target Geometry. Block Diagram of Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar System. Simplified Frequency Modulated-Continuous Wave Radar System. Block Diagram of a Pulse... 8-1 8-2 C-I C-2 C-3 Approximation Nethod for Focusing the Antenna Pair at Some Height h . Linear FM Pulse Compression . . Signal Characteristics of FM Pulse Radar System Frequency and Time Representation of the filter Response. The Block...

Bong, Soei Siang

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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GE partners with Matthew Dear to create "Drop Science" | GE Global...  

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to Create "Drop Science" GE Partners with Matthew Dear to Create "Drop Science" Every machine has its own acoustic signature - a precise frequency that indicates whether that...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-pressure fluid drop Sample Search Results  

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and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara Collection: Engineering 4 Drop Impact of Newtonian and Elastic Fluids Submitted by Summary: Drop...

132

E-Print Network 3.0 - asteroid radar astronomy Sample Search...  

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radar astronomy Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: asteroid radar astronomy Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 The Mechanics of Moving...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne doppler radar Sample Search Results  

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during the austral summer. The study uses Doppler radar data... to understand this phenomenol- ogy because the convection was sampled by ship and aircraft Doppler radars over......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aperture radar processing Sample Search...  

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sensors (Ex. TM, IKONOS, ERS) 3. Synthetic Aperture Radar... ;SPOT Image 12;Haiti Earthquake 12; Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a method for developing high... , textural...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic radar Sample Search Results  

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because the NOA radar is polarimetric, vertical and horizontal components... the satellite measurements with land-based weather radars, and in turn, the ... Source:...

136

Technical and management considerations in conducting type B shipping container tests  

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The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) mandate that type B shipping containers are capable of surviving specific drop tests. One approach for demonstrating compliance to the CFRs is to drop test a shipping container. This paper will discuss the technical and management considerations in conducting such drop tests on the 9975 family of shipping containers. For both technical and management considerations this paper will comment on loading the shipping container, dropping the shopping container, and examination of the shipping container after the drop tests.

Whitney, M.A.; Leader, D.R.; Phipps, D.P.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop pressure optimization in oil well drilling  

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In this research work we are interested in minimizing losses existing when drilling an oil well. This would essentially improve the load losses by acting on the rheological parameters of the hydraulic and drilling mud. For this rheological tests were performed using a six-speed rotary viscometer (FANN 35). We used several rheological models to accurately describe the actual rheological behavior of drilling mud oil-based according to the Pearson's coefficient and to the standard deviation. To model the problem we established a system of equations that describe the essential to highlight purpose and various constraints that allow for achieving this goal. To solve the problem we developed a computer program that solves the obtained equations in Visual Basic language system. Hydraulic and rheological calculation was made for in situ application. This allowed us to estimate the distribution of losses in the well.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Radar-cross-section reduction of wind turbines. part 1.  

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In recent years, increasing deployment of large wind-turbine farms has become an issue of growing concern for the radar community. The large radar cross section (RCS) presented by wind turbines interferes with radar operation, and the Doppler shift caused by blade rotation causes problems identifying and tracking moving targets. Each new wind-turbine farm installation must be carefully evaluated for potential disruption of radar operation for air defense, air traffic control, weather sensing, and other applications. Several approaches currently exist to minimize conflict between wind-turbine farms and radar installations, including procedural adjustments, radar upgrades, and proper choice of low-impact wind-farm sites, but each has problems with limited effectiveness or prohibitive cost. An alternative approach, heretofore not technically feasible, is to reduce the RCS of wind turbines to the extent that they can be installed near existing radar installations. This report summarizes efforts to reduce wind-turbine RCS, with a particular emphasis on the blades. The report begins with a survey of the wind-turbine RCS-reduction literature to establish a baseline for comparison. The following topics are then addressed: electromagnetic model development and validation, novel material development, integration into wind-turbine fabrication processes, integrated-absorber design, and wind-turbine RCS modeling. Related topics of interest, including alternative mitigation techniques (procedural, at-the-radar, etc.), an introduction to RCS and electromagnetic scattering, and RCS-reduction modeling techniques, can be found in a previous report.

Brock, Billy C.; Loui, Hung; McDonald, Jacob J.; Paquette, Joshua A.; Calkins, David A.; Miller, William K.; Allen, Steven E.; Clem, Paul Gilbert; Patitz, Ward E.

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

139

High-Frequency Skywave Radar Track of Tropical Storm Debra  

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Tropical Storm Debra was tracked over a 31 h period in the Gulf of Mexico using the Wide Aperture Research Facility (WARF) high-frequency (HF) skywave radar in California. In contrast to the first WARF skywave radar tracking experiment in which ...

Joseph W. Maresca Jr.; Christopher T. Carlson

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Radar Vehicle Detection Within Four Quadrant Gate Crossings  

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Vehicle Detection System for Four-Quadrant Gate Warning Systems and Blocked Crossing Detection. Washington. . . . . Radar Vehicle Detection Within Four Quadrant Gate Crossings Dylan Horne 2014 Global Level and delay but ultimately in loss of life. Radar Vehicle Detection Within Four Quadrant Gate Crossings #12

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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Doppler Radar Wind Profiles Iwan Holleman (holleman@knmi.nl)  

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is required before it can be presented to users or assimilated into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models Institute (KNMI), The Netherlands ABSTRACT Doppler weather radars can be employed to determine wind profiles profiles has been performed at KNMI. The verification results indicate that weather radars can provide high

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An analysis of radar estimated precipitation to rain gauge measurements  

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the surface. These levels included 1.0 1.5@ 2.0 @ 2.5 km, and 3.0 km. Radar precipitation estimates were calculated at each 1.4 2 level using Z = 30ORand Z = 25OR" . The precipitation amounts, as measured by both the gauges and the radar,were used...

Gleason, Byron Edward

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed Observations of Wind Turbine Clutter with Scanning Weather Radars  

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The wind power industry has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and with it has come the need for clutter mitigation techniques for nearby radar systems. Wind turbines can impart upon these radars a unique type of interference that is not ...

B. M. Isom; R. D. Palmer; G. S. Secrest; R. D. Rhoton; D. Saxion; T. L. Allmon; J. Reed; T. Crum; R. Vogt

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PATTERN: Advantages of High Resolution Weather Radar Networks [EVS Event]  

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PATTERN: Advantages of High Resolution Weather Radar Networks PATTERN: Advantages of High Resolution Weather Radar Networks September 30, 2013 Speaker: Dr. Katharina Lengfeld Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 Time: 11 am - 12 noon Location: Argonne National Laboratory TCS Building 240 Room 4301 Precipitation observations with radars operating in the X-band frequency range are essential for meeting present and future requirements for flood forecasting, water management, and other hydro-meteorological applications. Besides having higher resolution, these systems are cost-effective compared to S- or C-band radars because of smaller antenna size. Disadvantages of single X-band radars are the large influence of attenuation by liquid water and a relatively short range.

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Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars  

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Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars Haynes, John Colorado State University Stephens, Graeme Colorado State University Category: Cloud Properties The results of an analysis of tropical cloud systems observed from a variety of vertically pointing radar systems are described. In particular, observations taken during five years of operation of the ARM millimeter wavelength radar system (MMCR) at Manus Island in the Tropical West Pacific region are characterized into cloud classes according to the radar reflectivity structures of these cloud systems, associated rainfall, and surface radiative properties. These observations of cloud properties are composited with respect to various phases of the Madden Julian Oscillation, which is a dominant mode of variability at Manus Island. A method of better

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Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE  

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Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Schumacher, Courtney Texas A&M University Houze, Robert University of Washington May, Peter Bureau or Meteorology Research Centre Frederick, Kaycee Cetrone, Jasmine Vallgren, Andreas Category: Field Campaigns This poster will describe the radar dataset obtained in the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), which is to take place 20 January - 14 February 2006 in the vicinity of Darwin, Australia. We will describe the convective systems observed during the project by two scanning C-band Doppler radars, one of which will provide dual-polarization measurements, and ARM's vertically pointing cloud radar and lidar installations. In addition, we will discuss the potential for combining

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design  

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design K. B. Widener Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington J. B. Mead ProSensing, Inc. Amherst, Massachusetts Abstract The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and ProSensing, Inc. have teamed to develop and deploy the W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) at the SGP central facility. The WACR will be co- located with the ARM millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR) with planned operation to begin in early 2005. This radar will complement the measurements of the MMCR and will aid in filtering out insect contamination in the data. In this poster we present the design goals, expected performance characteristics, and the detailed design for the WACR. Introduction The MMCR has been operating at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site since 1998. It has proven to be

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Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of  

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Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Authors Bill Foxall and D. W. Vasco Published Journal Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2008 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Citation Bill Foxall,D. W. Vasco. 2008. Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie

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W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Handbook  

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The W-band Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Cloud Radar (WACR) systems are zenith pointing Doppler radars that probe the extent and composition of clouds at 95.04 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine cloud boundaries (e.g., cloud bottoms and tops). This radar reports estimates for the first three spectra moments for each range gate up to 15 km. The 0th moment is reflectivity, the 1st moment is radial velocity, and the 2nd moment is spectral width. Also available are the raw spectra files. Unlike the millimeter wavelength cloud radar (MMCR), the WACR does not use pulse coding and operates in only copolarization and cross-polarization modes.

Widener, KB; Johnson, K

2005-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Movie Gallery -- Sandia National Laboratories  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Movie Gallery Synthetic Aperture Radar Movie Gallery This gallery features movies of Sandia National Laboratories' synthetic aperture radar imagery of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington, DC. Sandia's Twin-Otter SAR produced these high-resolution stripmap images in real time. (Note: The movies below have been downsampled greatly to make them suitable for viewing on the world wide web. These movies are not recommended for modems of speeds less than 56 kbps due to their large file sizes.) Albuquerque, NM Area Movies Sandia National Laboratories' Twin-Otter SAR produced these Ku-Band 0.3 and 1.0 meter resolution images of Albuquerque, NM in real time. Synthetic aperture radar movie of west Gibson Blvd 0.3 meter airborne synthetic aperture radar movie from I-25 to Maxwell along Gibson Blvd. (Length: 30 seconds)

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EA-1933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation  

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933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation 933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA EA-1933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA SUMMARY DOE is a cooperating agency with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs as a lead agency for the preparation of an EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources to install an inline turbine on the Wapato Irrigation Project (WIP) Main Canal to generate approximately one megawatt of supplemental hydroelectric power. The Main Canal is a non-fish bearing irrigation canal within the WIP water conveyance system. The project site is located two miles southwest of Harrah, Washington.

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Energy Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork | Department of Energy  

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Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork Energy Innovator Drops Costs for Titanium Metalwork March 13, 2012 - 12:42pm Addthis Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Iowa Powder Atomization Technology is one of 36 companies that licensed technology under an agreement with the National Lab as part of the America's Next Top Energy Innovator program. Titanium is the stuff aircrafts are made of, at least the important parts. It's an obvious material choice for aircraft engines and airframes with its high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion. However, shaping the metal into complex shapes can be expensive. Using a heavier, easier-to-craft metal can be just as expensive because adding weight to an

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and  

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions Mansour Department of Mathematics, Haifa University, Israel #12;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 3 Definitions · A composition = 12 . . . m of n N

Heubach, Silvia

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Synthetic aperture radar processing with tiered subapertures  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is used to form images that are maps of radar reflectivity of some scene of interest, from range soundings taken over some spatial aperture. Additionally, the range soundings are typically synthesized from a sampled frequency aperture. Efficient processing of the collected data necessitates using efficient digital signal processing techniques such as vector multiplies and fast implementations of the Discrete Fourier Transform. Inherent in image formation algorithms that use these is a trade-off between the size of the scene that can be acceptably imaged, and the resolution with which the image can be made. These limits arise from migration errors and spatially variant phase errors, and different algorithms mitigate these to varying degrees. Two fairly successful algorithms for airborne SARs are Polar Format processing, and Overlapped Subaperture (OSA) processing. This report introduces and summarizes the analysis of generalized Tiered Subaperture (TSA) techniques that are a superset of both Polar Format processing and OSA processing. It is shown how tiers of subapertures in both azimuth and range can effectively mitigate both migration errors and spatially variant phase errors to allow virtually arbitrary scene sizes, even in a dynamic motion environment.

Doerry, A.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Synthetic Aperture Radar Dept.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ERADERAD 20062006Proceedings ofProceedings of Detecting weather radar clutter  

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ERADERAD 20062006Proceedings ofProceedings of Detecting weather radar clutter using satellite results from investigations into detection of weather radar clutter by data fusion with satellite-based nowcasting products. Weather radar data from three C-band Doppler weather radars of the Danish Meteorological

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Geomorphic Evaluation of Radar Imagery of Southeastern Panama and Northwestern Colombia  

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directly from radar imagery . • • • • . • • • . • • . • • Radar chips from the four major landform regions in Darien Province I Panama: plains, low hills I high hills, and mountains. • • • . • . • • . • . . . Comparison of radar imagery and topographic...-Derived Terrain Slope (a) Data for Darien Province I Panama - Plains. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 132 Cumulative Frequency Curves of Radar-Derived Terrain Slope (a) Data for Darien Province I Panama - Low Hills. • . . • • • . . • • . . • • • . 133...

Lewis, Anthony J.

1971-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

The Online Vehicle Type Classifier Design for Road?Side Radar Detectors  

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This study presents an online vehicle type classifier for road?side radar detectors in multi?lane environments. An automatic learning framework which composes a parametric statistic model and algorithms is introduced. The parameters of an online vehicle type classifier are trained with vehicles passing in front of detectors. The online vehicle type classifier tries to identify the vehicle type in real time. The road?side radar detector is developed based on frequency?modulation continuous?wave (FMCW) radar with the carrier frequency at X?band. Vehicles are classified into two major categories large and small. The classification based on (i) average energy maximum and (ii) average energy variance that are extracted from the frequency?domain signatures caused by passed vehicles. A two?dimension Gaussian Mixed Model (denoted as GMM) is employed to develop the learning model. Expectation maximization (denoted EM) algorithm is implemented to obtain the parameters of GMM. Numerical examples are demonstrated with real?world experiments. In the field tests the automatic framework delivers an accuracy of minimum 88% even with extremes scenarios (including (i) small samples and (ii) large sample size difference of different vehicle types). The examples show satisfying results of the proposed online vehicle type classifier.

Yow?Jen Jou; Yu?Kuang Chen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRESSURE DROP EVALUATION OF THE HYDROGEN CIRCULATION SYSTEM FOR JSNS  

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In J-PARC, an intense spallation neutron source (JSNS) driven by a proton beam of 1 MW has selected supercritical hydrogen with a temperature of around 20 K and the pressure of 1.5 MPa as a moderator material. A hydrogen-circulation system, which consists of two pumps, an ortho-para hydrogen converter, a heater, an accumulator and a helium-hydrogen heat exchanger, has been designed to provide supercritical hydrogen to the moderators and remove the nuclear heating there. A hydrogen-circulation system is cooled through the heat exchanger by a helium refrigerator with the refrigeration power of 6.45 kW at 15.5 K. It is important for the cooling design of the hydrogen-circulation system to understand the pressure drops through the equipments. In this work, the pressure drop through each component was analyzed by using a CFD code, STAR-CD. The correlation of the pressure drops through the components that can describe the analytical results within 14% differences has been derived. It is confirmed that the pressure drop in the hydrogen circulation system would be estimated to be 37 kPa for the circulation flow rate of 160 g/s by using the correlations derived here, and is sufficiently lower than the allowable pump head of 100 kPa.

Tatsumoto, H.; Aso, T.; Ohtsu, K.; Kato, T.; Futakawa, M. [J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, 319-1195 (Japan)

2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Bubbles and drops in superheated and supercooled nuclear matter  

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Equilibrium solutions of bubbles and drops in superheated and supercooled nuclear matter are studied. The existence of such objects is shown to depend on several factors including Coulomb energy, surface tension, hydrodynamic stability, and fissility. We suggest conditions under which such objects might be formed in the laboratory.

Bao-An Li; Scott Pratt; Philip J. Siemens

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plan to ban nitrites in foods dropped, for now  

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Plan to ban nitrites in foods dropped, for now ... However, this recent slide-by-slide review of 50,000 tissues taken from the 2000 rats in Newberne's study found fewer cancerous lesions in the nitrite-fed rats than Newberne reported. ...

1980-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Investigation of the Dynamics of drop formation and pitch ...  

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Dec 3, 2012 ... Modeling and simulations of drop pinch-off from liquid crystal filaments and the leaky ... c Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100090, China ... An energy-based, phase field model is developed for the coupling of two incompressible, ...... 5.2 show the comparisons of zero level sets.

2012-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Two phase pressure drop in inclined and vertical pipes  

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A method of calculating the pressure drop in inclined and vertical oil-gas wells is proposed. The data used to establish the method is from a variety of sources but is largely from air and water flowing in systems close ...

Griffith, P.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar echo, Doppler Effect and Radar detection in the uniformly accelerated reference frame  

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The uniformly accelerated reference frame described by Hamilton, Desloge and Philpott involves the observers who perform the hyperbolic motion with constant proper acceleration gi. They start to move from different distances measured from the origin O of the inertial reference frame K(XOY), along its OX axis with zero initial velocity. Equipped with clocks and light sources they are engaged with each other in Radar echo, Doppler Effect and Radar detection experiments. They are also engaged in the same experiments with an inertial observer at rest in K(XOY) and located at its origin O. We derive formulas that account for the experiments mentioned above. We study also the landing conditions of the accelerating observers on a uniformly moving platform.

Bernhard Rothenstein; Stefan Popescu

2006-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of composite radar photographs in synoptic weather analysis  

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/acts Heteorologp THH CSE Oy COHPOSZTH ueAH PauZOnueaS II ITIOPTZC II@XIII kIkLYS1$ Approved aa ro eryia aad coaraat bye Cha of Coiaeitres Head of Baparensnt The uss of radar see?her observations in analysis of w*nther charts is considered. Thats observations... (1) 9 199, 9 1CWP J. , 1999 ~pf 1 1 Pf l~lhte 1 t~aai- sis, Chicago, University of Chicaso press, p. L7. to demonstrate ?tat the eimu1tcueoue radar observations of a lar-e portion of e storm incorporated as a composite radar photograph of several...

Smith, G. D.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Wide band stepped frequency ground penetrating radar  

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A wide band ground penetrating radar system (10) embodying a method wherein a series of radio frequency signals (60) is produced by a single radio frequency source (16) and provided to a transmit antenna (26) for transmission to a target (54) and reflection therefrom to a receive antenna (28). A phase modulator (18) modulates those portion of the radio frequency signals (62) to be transmitted and the reflected modulated signal (62) is combined in a mixer (34) with the original radio frequency signal (60) to produce a resultant signal (53) which is demodulated to produce a series of direct current voltage signals (66) the envelope of which forms a cosine wave shaped plot (68) which is processed by a Fast Fourier Transform unit 44 into frequency domain data (70) wherein the position of a preponderant frequency is indicative of distance to the target (54) and magnitude is indicative of the signature of the target (54).

Bashforth, Michael B. (Buellton, CA); Gardner, Duane (Santa Maria, CA); Patrick, Douglas (Santa Maria, CA); Lewallen, Tricia A. (Ventura, CA); Nammath, Sharyn R. (Santa Barbara, CA); Painter, Kelly D. (Goleta, CA); Vadnais, Kenneth G. (Alexandria, VA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The  

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Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Surface deformation in the Salton Sea geothermal field is modeled using results from satellite radar interferometry, data from leveling surveys, and observations from the regional GPS network. The field is located in the Salton Trough, an active spreading center in southern California, which is traversed by the Brawley seismic zone. Deformation time series at thousands of points in the study area are obtained from a

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Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in  

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Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in Geothermal Areas of Imperial Valley in Southern California Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in Geothermal Areas of Imperial Valley in Southern California Abstract InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar) is applied in Imperial Valley of southern California to detect and characterize surface deformation in existing geothermal fields, possible future geothermal developments, and around faults. The data used are from the Envisat satellite, collected over the period 2003-2010. The specific InSAR technique applied, SqueeSARTM, identifies permanent and distributed scatterers (PS and DS), which play the role of numerous benchmarks

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Tornado Warning Decisions Using Phased Array Radar Data  

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The 2012 Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment identified how rapidly scanned full-volumetric data captured known mesoscale processes and impacted tornado-warning lead time. Twelve forecasters from nine National Weather Service forecast ...

Pamela Heinselman; Daphne LaDue; Darrel M. Kingfield; Robert Hoffman

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Sensitivity Enhancement System for Pulse Compression Weather Radar  

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The use of low-power solid state transmitters in weather radar to keep costs down requires pulse compression technique in order to maintain an adequate minimum detectable signal. However, wide-band pulse compression filters will partly reduce the ...

Cuong M. Nguyen; V. Chandrasekar

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Earth curvature and atmospheric refraction effects on radar signal propagation.  

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The earth isn't flat, and radar beams don't travel straight. This becomes more noticeable as range increases, particularly at shallow depression/grazing angles. This report explores models for characterizing this behavior.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Merging Cloud and Precipitation Radar Data Provides a Better  

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Merging Cloud and Precipitation Radar Data Provides a Better View of Tropical Rain Clouds For original submission and image(s), see ARM Research Highlights http:www.arm.gov...

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Observations of Strong Surface Radar Ducts over the Persian Gulf  

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Ducting of microwave radiation is a common phenomenon over the oceans. The height and strength of the duct are controlling factors for radar propagation and must be determined accurately to assess propagation ranges. A surface evaporation duct ...

Ian M. Brooks; Andreas K. Goroch; David P. Rogers

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects of the WSR-88D Radar for Cloud Studies  

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Sounding of nonprecipitating clouds with the 10-cm wavelength Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) is discussed. Readily available enhancements to signal processing and volume coverage patterns of the WSR-88D allow observations of a...

Melnikov, Valery M.; Zrni?, Dusan S.; Doviak, Richard J.; Chilson, Phillip B.; Mechem, David B.; Kogan, Yefim L.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Microscale Turbulent Droplet Clustering on Radar Cloud Observations  

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This study investigates the influence of microscale turbulent clustering of cloud droplets on the radar reflectivity factor and proposes a new parameterization to account for it. A three-dimensional direct numerical simulation of particle-laden ...

Keigo Matsuda; Ryo Onishi; Masaaki Hirahara; Ryoichi Kurose; Keiko Takahashi; Satoru Komori

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar target recognition based on micro-Doppler effect  

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Mechanical vibration of target structures will modulate the phase function of radar backscattering, and will induce the frequency modulation of returned signals from the target. It generates a side bands of th...

Wei-guang Dong; Yan-jun Li

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Detection of Wind Turbine Clutter for Weather Radars  

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Wind turbines cause contamination of weather radar signals that is often detrimental and difficult to distinguish from cloud returns. Because the turbines are always at the same location, it would seem simple to identify where wind turbine ...

Kenta Hood; Sebastián Torres; Robert Palmer

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Control of Weather Radar Data Using Polarimetric Variables  

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Because weather radar data are commonly employed in automated weather applications, it is necessary to censor nonmeteorological contaminants, such as bioscatter, instrument artifacts, and ground clutter, from the data. With the operational ...

Valliappa Lakshmanan; Christopher Karstens; John Krause; Lin Tang

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Manhattan Project: Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb  

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ORDER TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB Handy to Spaatz, National Archives (July 25, 1945) Resources > Library The document below is the order to attack Japanese cities with atomic bombs. In it, the Acting Army Chief of Staff, Thomas Handy, orders Commanding General Carl Spaatz, Army Strategic Air Forces, to "deliver [the] first special bomb as soon as weather will permit . . . after about 3 August 1945." The target list: "Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, and Nagasaki." Further attacks were also authorized: "additional bombs will be delivered on the above targets as soon as made ready." Handy was the acting chief of staff because George Marshall was with President Harry S. Truman at the Potsdam Conference. The letter explicitly notes that this order was approved by Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson. Truman, of course, provided the ultimate authorization for dropping the bomb.

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Effects of Tunable Data Compression on Geophysical Products Retrieved from Surface Radar Observations with Applications to Spaceborne Meteorological Radars  

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This paper presents results and analyses of applying an international space data compression standard to weather radar measurements that can easily span eight orders of magnitude and typically require a large storage capacity as well as ...

Philip M. Gabriel; Penshu Yeh; Si-Chee Tsay

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop in drilling hurts oil-field chemicals market  

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Drop in drilling hurts oil-field chemicals market ... But events in the past few years have proven that notion faulty, and oil-field chemicals have fallen on hard times as drilling activity declines. ... The consumption of oil-field chemicals is directly related to drilling activity, and two new studies point out how far that market has declined and where opportunities still exist. ...

1985-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability of Potential Multi-Canister Overpack Loading System Drop of Proof Load in the K West Basin South Loadout Pit  

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This document presents the results of a probabilistic analysis of the potential for load drop during the load test of the K West Basin South Loadout Pit Gantry. The calculations are in support of the cask loading system (CLS) subproject load test of the gantry. The purpose of this calculation note is to document the probabilistic calculation of the per lift potential for drop of a test load by the Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Loading System (MLS) during load testing at the K West Basin south loadout pit. The MLS subproject needs to load test the MLS in the K West Basin south loadout pit. To perform this test, a basket mockup weighing approximately 4,500 lb (125% of a fully loaded MCO basket accounting for water displacement) needs to be used for one or more load tests. The test load will comprise a standard basket lifting attachment with several ring-shaped steel segments to provide the required weight. The test load will exceed the K Basin Safety Analysis Report (WHC-SD-WM-SAR-062) (SAR) allowances for load drop in the K West Basin south loadout pit. This probabilistic calculation will be used as part of the basis for seeking U.S. Department of Energy approval to use an MLS test weight that exceeds SAR allowances.

SHULTZ, M.V.

2000-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ASSIMILATION OF DOPPLER RADAR DATA INTO NUMERICAL WEATHER MODELS  

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During the year 2008, the United States National Weather Service (NWS) completed an eight fold increase in sampling capability for weather radars to 250 m resolution. This increase is expected to improve warning lead times by detecting small scale features sooner with increased reliability; however, current NWS operational model domains utilize grid spacing an order of magnitude larger than the radar data resolution, and therefore the added resolution of radar data is not fully exploited. The assimilation of radar reflectivity and velocity data into high resolution numerical weather model forecasts where grid spacing is comparable to the radar data resolution was investigated under a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) 'quick hit' grant to determine the impact of improved data resolution on model predictions with specific initial proof of concept application to daily Savannah River Site operations and emergency response. Development of software to process NWS radar reflectivity and radial velocity data was undertaken for assimilation of observations into numerical models. Data values within the radar data volume undergo automated quality control (QC) analysis routines developed in support of this project to eliminate empty/missing data points, decrease anomalous propagation values, and determine error thresholds by utilizing the calculated variances among data values. The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) three dimensional variational data assimilation package (WRF-3DVAR) was used to incorporate the QC'ed radar data into input and boundary conditions. The lack of observational data in the vicinity of SRS available to NWS operational models signifies an important data void where radar observations can provide significant input. These observations greatly enhance the knowledge of storm structures and the environmental conditions which influence their development. As the increase in computational power and availability has made higher resolution real-time model simulations possible, the need to obtain observations to both initialize numerical models and verify their output has become increasingly important. The assimilation of high resolution radar observations therefore provides a vital component in the development and utility of numerical model forecasts for both weather forecasting and contaminant transport, including future opportunities to improve wet deposition computations explicitly.

Chiswell, S.; Buckley, R.

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active drop counting Sample Search Results  

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Sample search results for: active drop counting Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Titan Recreation-Group Fitness Student Engagement Report Summary: hours of Drop In Fitness classes...

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Fact #679: June 13, 2011 U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol Drop Sharply...  

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9: June 13, 2011 U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol Drop Sharply Fact 679: June 13, 2011 U.S. Imports of Fuel Ethanol Drop Sharply U.S. imports of fuel ethanol were low until 2004 when...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accidental drop scenarios Sample Search...  

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October 27, 2010 Chapter 26 Problems 1. A painter accidentally splashes three drops... of paint onto a nearby picture. The locations of the drops are independent. Fortunately, if a...

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Dynamic Structure Formation at the Fronts of Volatile Liquid Drops Y. Gotkis,1  

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video clips [5]). As a (mother) drop of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is deposited on a surface, it expands drops of IPA or IPA-deionized water (DIW) mixtures of a typical size of 30­50 mm3

Kondic, Lou

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Fidelity of Analytic Drop Size Distributions in Drizzling Stratiform Clouds Based on Large-Eddy Simulations  

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Cloud microphysical parameterizations and retrievals rely heavily on knowledge of the shape of drop size distributions (DSDs). Many investigations assume that DSDs in the entire or partial drop size range may be approximated ...

Kogan, Yefim L.; Kogan, Zena N.; Mechem, David B.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. gasoline price expected to drop further below $3 per gallon  

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gasoline price expected to drop further below 3 per gallon The national average pump price of gasoline dropped below 3 per gallon last week for the first time in nearly four...

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An Early Performance Evaluation of the NEXRAD Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimates for Urban Flood Applications  

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Dual-polarization radars are expected to provide better rainfall estimates than single-polarization radars because of their ability to characterize hydrometeor type. The goal of this study is to evaluate single- and dual-polarization radar ...

Luciana K. Cunha; James A. Smith; Mary Lynn Baeck; Witold F. Krajewski

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Radar Navigation and Radio Data Transmission for Microhole Coiled Tubing Bottom Hole Assemblies  

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This Final Technical Report summarizes the research and development (R&D) work performed by Stolar Research Corporation (Stolar) under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Contract Number DE-FC26-04NT15477. This work involved the development of radar navigation and radio data transmission systems for integration with microhole coiled tubing bottom hole assemblies. Under this contract, Stolar designed, fabricated, and laboratory and field tested two advanced technologies of importance to the future growth of the U.S. oil and gas industry: (1) real-time measurement-while-drilling (MWD) for guidance and navigation of coiled tubing drilling in hydrocarbon reservoirs and (2) two-way inductive radio data transmission on coiled tubing for real-time, subsurface-to-surface data transmission. The operating specifications for these technologies are compatible with 3.5-inch boreholes drilled to a true vertical depth (TVD) of 5,000 feet, which is typical of coiled tubing drilling applications. These two technologies (i.e., the Stolar Data Transmission System and Drill String Radar) were developed into pre-commercial prototypes and tested successfully in simulated coiled tubing drilling conditions. Integration of these two technologies provides a real-time geosteering capability with extremely quick response times. Stolar is conducting additional work required to transition the Drill String Radar into a true commercial product. The results of this advanced development work should be an important step in the expanded commercialization of advanced coiled tubing microhole drilling equipment for use in U.S. hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Larry G. Stolarczyk; Gerald L. Stolarczyk; Larry Icerman; John Howard; Hooman Tehrani

2007-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning ARM Cloud Radars Part I: Operational Sampling Strategies  

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Probing clouds in three-dimensions has never been done with scanning millimeter-wavelength (cloud) radars in a continuous operating environment. The acquisition of scanning cloud radars by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program and research institutions around the world generate the need for developing operational scan strategies for cloud radars. Here, the first generation of sampling strategies for the Scanning ARM Cloud Radars (SACRs) is discussed. These scan strategies are designed to address the scientific objectives of the ARM program, however, they introduce an initial framework for operational scanning cloud radars. While the weather community uses scan strategies that are based on a sequence of scans at constant elevations, the SACRs scan strategies are based on a sequence of scans at constant azimuth. This is attributed to the cloud properties that are vastly different for rain and snow shafts that are the primary target of precipitation radars. A “cloud surveillance” scan strategy is introduced (HS-RHI) based on a sequence of horizon-to-horizon Range Height Indicator (RHI) scans that sample the hemispherical sky (HS). The HS-RHI scan strategy is repeated every 30 min to provide a static view of the cloud conditions around the SACR location. Between HS-RHI scan strategies other scan strategies are introduced depending on the cloud conditions. The SACRs are pointing vertically in the case of measurable precipitation at the ground. The radar reflectivities are corrected for water vapor attenuation and non-meteorological detection are removed. A hydrometeor detection mask is introduced based on the difference of cloud and noise statistics is discussed.

Kollias, Pavlos; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin B.; Jo, Ieng; Johnson, Karen

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence Franois Blanchette,1  

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The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence François Blanchette,1 Laura Messio,2 to elucidating the influence on the coalescence process of a surface tension difference between drop coalescence may occur. Three distinct regimes, depending on the reservoir to drop surface tension ratio, R

Bush, John W.M.

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RISES, LEVELS, DROPS AND "+" SIGNS IN COMPOSITIONS: EXTENSIONS OF A PAPER BY  

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RISES, LEVELS, DROPS AND "+" SIGNS IN COMPOSITIONS: EXTENSIONS OF A PAPER BY ALLADI AND HOGGATT S, levels (a summand followed by itself), rises (a summand followed by a larger one), and drops (a summand of levels, rises and drops for compositions, as well as interesting connections between these quantities

Heubach, Silvia

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Graphene based tunable fractal Hilbert curve array broadband radar absorbing screen for radar cross section reduction  

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This paper proposes a new type of graphene based tunable radar absorbing screen. The absorbing screen consists of Hilbert curve metal strip array and chemical vapour deposition (CVD) graphene sheet. The graphene based screen is not only tunable when the chemical potential of the graphene changes, but also has broadband effective absorption. The absorption bandwidth is from 8.9GHz to 18.1GHz, ie., relative bandwidth of more than 68%, at chemical potential of 0eV, which is significantly wider than that if the graphene sheet had not been employed. As the chemical potential varies from 0 to 0.4eV, the central frequency of the screen can be tuned from 13.5GHz to 19.0GHz. In the proposed structure, Hilbert curve metal strip array was designed to provide multiple narrow band resonances, whereas the graphene sheet directly underneath the metal strip array provides tunability and averagely required surface resistance so to significantly extend the screen operation bandwidth by providing broadband impedance matching and absorption. In addition, the thickness of the screen has been optimized to achieve nearly the minimum thickness limitation for a nonmagnetic absorber. The working principle of this absorbing screen is studied in details, and performance under various incident angles is presented. This work extends applications of graphene into tunable microwave radar cross section (RCS) reduction applications.

Huang, Xianjun, E-mail: xianjun.huang@manchester.ac.uk [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Hu, Zhirun [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Liu, Peiguo [College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the variance of water surface slopes by a radar: Verification of algorithms  

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A full-scale experiment is carried out to study backscattering of a microwave radar signal by a rough water surface during flight over the Gorky water storage. A centimeter-wavelength Doppler radar with a knif...

V. Yu. Karaev; M. B. Kanevsky; E. M. Meshkov…

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Ocean Surface Current Structure Detected by High-Frequency Radar  

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The quality and vertical correlation scales of high-frequency (HF) radar-derived ocean surface current measurements from an ocean surface current radar (OSCR) are assessed by comparing surface to subsurface current observations from 11 June to 8 ...

Lynn K. Shay; Hans C. Graber; Duncan B. Ross; Rickey D. Chapman

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and detection of tsunami signatures in ocean surface currents measured by HF radar  

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High-frequency (HF) surface wave radars provide the unique capability to continuously monitor the coastal environment far beyond the range of conventional microwave radars. Bragg-resonant backscattering by ocean ...

Klaus-Werner Gurgel; Anna Dzvonkovskaya; Thomas Pohlmann; Thomas Schlick…

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aperture radar intensity Sample Search...  

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radar must have a large power-aperture product. Second, in order to obtain accurate wind velocities... arrays. The early radars could be pointed in only a few, Fig. 1. RHI...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced precipitation radar Sample Search...  

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2, 2730, 2008 www.adv-sci-res.net2272008 Summary: of precipitation data obtained from satellite and weather radar imagery requires validation with use of classic... radar and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aperture radar 3d Sample Search Results  

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would be inefficient to use the large aperture radar... PTGTGR 2 (dB) RadarFunction (dB) Weather Target Table 3. ... Source: Reuter, Martin - NMR Athinoula A. Martinos Center,...

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Wind Speed Dependence of Single-Site Wave-Height Retrievals from High-Frequency Radars  

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Wave-height observations derived from single-site high-frequency (HF) radar backscattered Doppler spectra are generally recognized to be less accurate than overlapping radar techniques but can provide significantly larger sampling regions. The ...

Brian K. Haus; Lynn K. Shay; Paul A. Work; George Voulgaris; Rafael J. Ramos; Jorge Martinez-Pedraja

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Radar-like Iron based Nanohybrid as an Efficient and Stable...  

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Radar-like Iron based Nanohybrid as an Efficient and Stable Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction. A Radar-like Iron based Nanohybrid as an Efficient and Stable Electrocatalyst for...

203

E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne l-band radar Sample Search Results  

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Ecology 4 DELANEY AND WARD Radar Development at Lincoln Laboratory: An Overview of the First Fifty Years Summary: in a full-scale environment. The UHFL-band TRADEX radar shown in...

204

E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne radar sounding Sample Search Results  

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3 DELANEY AND WARD Radar Development at Lincoln Laboratory: An Overview of the First Fifty Years Summary: , sea-based radars on ocean platforms called Texas Tow- ers, and...

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Statistical maritime radar duct estimation using hybrid genetic algorithm-Markov chain Monte Carlo method  

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radar ducts over the Persian gulf,” Journal of Appliedas the Mediter- ranean, Persian Gulf, East China Sea, and

Yardim, Caglar; Gerstoft, Peter; Hodgkiss, William S.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Time Correlations in Backscattering Radar Reflectivity Measurements from Cirrus Clouds  

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Time Correlations in Backscattering Radar Reflectivity Time Correlations in Backscattering Radar Reflectivity Measurements from Cirrus Clouds K. Ivanova, H. N. Shirer, and E. E. Clothiaux Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania T. P. Ackerman Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction The state variables of the atmosphere exhibit correlations at various spatial and temporal scales. These correlations are crucial for understanding short- and long-term trends in climate. Cirrus clouds are important phenomena in the troposphere affecting climate. To improve future parameterization of cirrus clouds in climate models, we must understand the cloud properties and how they change within the cloud. We consider fluctuations of cloud radar signals obtained at isodepths within cirrus clouds

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W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status  

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W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status PopStefanija, Ivan ProSensing, Inc. Mead, James ProSensing Inc. Widener, Kevin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Category: Instruments Two W-band ARM Cloud Radars (WACR) have been developed for the SGP and the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) by ProSensing. The SGP WACR was successfully deployed in the same shelter as the MMCR in 2005. It is currently collecting co-polarization and cross-polarization spectral moments (reflectivity, Doppler velocity, and spectral width) along with spectra data. The AMF WACR will be deployed with the AMF in Niamey, Niger early in 2006. We will present ingested WACR data formats available from the ARM Archive, a selected comparisons of WACR and MMCR data at SGP, and data from

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Mixed-Phase Cloud Retrievals Using Doppler Radar Spectra  

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Mixed-Phase Cloud Retrievals Using Mixed-Phase Cloud Retrievals Using Doppler Radar Spectra M. D. Shupe, S. Y. Matrosov, and T. L. Schneider National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Technology Laboratory Boulder, Colorado P. Kollias Rosentiel School of Marine Atmospheric Sciences University of Miami Miami, Florida Introduction The radar Doppler spectrum contains a wealth of information on cloud microphysical properties. Typically, radar-based cloud retrievals use only the zeroth or first moments of the Doppler spectrum - reflectivity and mean Doppler velocity - to derive quantities such as cloud water content and particle characteristic size (e.g., Liou and Sassen 1994; Matrosov et al. 2002). When using only the moments of the Doppler spectrum, important spectral information can be lost, particularly when the spectrum is

209

Tracking moving radar targets with parallel, velocity-tuned filters  

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Radar data associated with radar illumination of a movable target is processed to monitor motion of the target. A plurality of filter operations are performed in parallel on the radar data so that each filter operation produces target image information. The filter operations are defined to have respectively corresponding velocity ranges that differ from one another. The target image information produced by one of the filter operations represents the target more accurately than the target image information produced by the remainder of the filter operations when a current velocity of the target is within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation. In response to the current velocity of the target being within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation, motion of the target is tracked based on the target image information produced by the one filter operation.

Bickel, Douglas L.; Harmony, David W.; Bielek, Timothy P.; Hollowell, Jeff A.; Murray, Margaret S.; Martinez, Ana

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Wideband Waveform Design principles for Solid-state Weather Radars  

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The use of solid-state transmitter is becoming a key part of the strategy to realize a network of low cost electronically steered radars. However, solid-state transmitters have low peak powers and this necessitates the use of pulse compression waveforms. In this paper a frequency diversity wideband waveforms design is proposed to mitigate low sensitivity of solid-state transmitters. In addition, the waveforms mitigate the range eclipsing problem associated with long pulse compression. An analysis of the performance of pulse compression using mismatched compression filters designed to minimize side lobe levels is presented. The impact of range side lobe level on the retrieval of Doppler moments are presented. Realistic simulations are performed based on CSU-CHILL radar data and Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) Integrated Project I (IP1) radar data.

Bharadwaj, Nitin; Chandrasekar, V.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multivariate distributed ensemble generator: A new scheme for ensemble radar precipitation estimation over temperate maritime climate  

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Summary It is broadly recognized that large uncertainties are associated with radar rainfall (RR) estimates, which could propagate in the hydrologic forecast system and contaminate its final outcomes. Ensemble generation of probable true rainfall is an elegant and practical solution to characterize the uncertainty of RR estimates and behavior in the hydrologic forecast system. In this study, we have proposed a fully formulated uncertainty model that can statistically quantify the characteristics of the RR errors and their spatial and temporal structure, which is a novel method of its kind in the radar data uncertainty field. The error model is established based on the distribution of gauge rainfall conditioned on radar rainfall (GR|RR). It’s spatial and temporal dependencies are simulated based on the t-copula function. With this proposed error model, a Multivariate Distributed Ensemble Generator (MDEG) driven by the copula and autoregressive filter is designed and applied in the Brue catchment (135 km2), an extensively gauged site in the United Kingdom. The products from MDEG include a time series of ensemble rainfall fields with each of them representing a probable true rainfall. A series of tests show that the ensemble fields generated by MDEG have realistically maintained the spatial and temporal structure of the random error in RR as they have relatively low mean absolute errors (MAEs) of spatio-temporal correlation towards the observed ones. In addition, the results show that the simulated uncertainty bands derived by the 500 realizations of ensemble rainfall encompass most of the reference rain gauge measurements, indicating that the proposed scheme is statistically reliable.

Qiang Dai; Dawei Han; Miguel Rico-Ramirez; Prashant K. Srivastava

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphology, Intensity, and Rainfall Production of MJO Convection: Observations from DYNAMO Shipborne Radar and TRMM  

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This study uses DYNAMO shipborne (R/V Revelle) radar and TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) datasets to investigate MJO-associated convective systems in specific organizational modes (MCS vs. sub-MCS, linear vs. non-linear). The Revelle radar sampled ...

Weixin Xu; Steven A. Rutledge

213

KuROS: A New Airborne Ku-Band Doppler Radar for Observation of Surfaces  

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This study presents the new airborne Doppler radar Ku-Band Radar for Observation of Surfaces (KuROS), which provides measurements of the normalized radar cross section ?° and of the Doppler velocity over the sea. The system includes two antennas ...

Gérard Caudal; Danièle Hauser; René Valentin; Christophe Le Gac

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Guiding the designer: A radar diagram process for applications with multiple layers  

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......called the radar diagram process for multiple...that some of the material in Section 3...or skills for handling controls to regulate...them. A radar diagram was created based...editing and image handling has a continuous...in the radar diagram, which indicated...medium skilled in handling PhotoShop Elements......

Linn Gustavsson Christiernin

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Receiver Antenna Array for a Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for Small UAVs  

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Receiver Antenna Array for a Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for Small UAVs Jose Francisco for use in a sense-and-avoid radar for use in the Cessna C-172 and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..10 1.1.1 Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for UAVs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...10

Kansas, University of

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Spatial-temporal mesoscale modelling of rainfall intensity using gage and radar data  

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Spatial-temporal mesoscale modelling of rainfall intensity using gage and radar data Montserrat fields. Doppler radar data offer better spatial and temporal coverage, but Doppler radar measures values. We use spatial logistic regression to model the probability of rain for both sources of data

Reich, Brian J.

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Cloud radar Doppler spectra in drizzling stratiform clouds: 2. Observations and microphysical modeling of drizzle evolution  

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Cloud radar Doppler spectra in drizzling stratiform clouds: 2. Observations and microphysical I, the influence of cloud microphysics and dynamics on the shape of cloud radar Doppler spectra in warm stratiform clouds was discussed. The traditional analysis of radar Doppler moments was extended

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Streamflow Forecasting Based on Statistical Applications and Measurements Made with Rain Gage and Weather Radar  

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measurements taken with weather radar. In addition, accurate estimates of lag time can be made from radar observations. For a storm which is unevenly distributed over the watershed, it is demonstrated that a better estimation of lag time may be made from radar...

Hudlow, M.D.

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Applying petrophysical models to radar travel time and electrical resistivity tomograms: Resolution-dependent limitations  

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Applying petrophysical models to radar travel time and electrical resistivity tomograms: Resolution the utility of radar travel time tomography (RTT) and electrical-resistivity tomography (ERT) for estimating to radar travel time and electrical resistivity tomograms: Resolution-dependent limitations, J. Geophys

Singha, Kamini

220

OTGsim: Simulation of an Off-the-Grid Radar Network with High Sensing Energy Cost  

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OTGsim: Simulation of an Off-the-Grid Radar Network with High Sensing Energy Cost Brian C. Donovan|kurose@cs.umass.edu Abstract--Many sensor network studies assume that the energy cost for sensing is negligible compared sensors with a high energy cost such as radar. For a node utilizing radar as its primary sensor

Kurose, Jim

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Evidence for the role of fluctuations in the thermodynamics of nanoscale drops and the implications in computations of the surface tension  

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Test area deformations are used to analyse vapour-liquid interfaces of Lennard-Jones particles by molecular dynamics simulation. For planar vapour-liquid interfaces the change in free energy is captured by the average of the corresponding change in energy, the leading-order contribution. This is consistent with the commonly used mechanical (pressure tensor) route for the surface tension. By contrast for liquid drops one finds a large second-order contribution associated with fluctuations in energy. Both the first- and second-order terms make comparable contributions, invalidating the mechanical relation for the surface tension of small drops. The latter is seen to increase above the planar value for drop radii of ~8 particle diameters, followed by an apparent weak maximum and slow decay to the planar limit, consistent with a small negative Tolman length.

Jose G. Sampayo; Alexandr Malijevsky; Erich A. Muller; E. de Miguel; G. Jackson

2012-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Tornado identification from analyses of digital radar data  

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of Yukon, 40 km north- west of NSSL. Later, a cell to the northwest of Oklahoma City developed to str'ong intensity and a funnel cloud was reported over Tinker AFB at 1930 CST. Hist~or of the Yukon Storm During the afternoon, the squall line moved... signature 1n analyses of digital radar data from ceni;ra 1 Oklahoma during the Spring. The data were collected by the l0-cm WSR-57 radar at the National Severe S torms Laboratory at Ilorman, Oklahoma. Three types of numerical analyses were used in th1s...

Pittman, Donald Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

223

Pressure drop of two-phase plug flow in round mini-channels: Influence of surface wettability  

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In the present experimental study, the pressure drop of two-phase plug flows in round mini-channels was investigated for three different tube materials, i.e., glass, polyurethane and Teflon, respectively, with their inner diameters ranging from 1.62 to 2.16 mm. Air and water were used as the test fluids. In the wet-plug flow regime (wet wall condition at the gas portions), the pressure drop was reasonably predicted by the homogeneous flow model or by the correlations of Mishima and Hibiki [K. Mishima, T. Hibiki, Some characteristics of air-water two-phase flow in small diameter vertical tubes, Int. J. Multiphase Flow 22 (1996) 703-712] and Chisholm [D. Chisholm, A theoretical basis for the Lockhart-Martinelli correlation for two-phase flow, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 10 (1967) 1767-1778]. On the other hand, in the dry-plug flow regime (dry wall condition at the gas portions), the role of the moving contact lines turned out to be significant. To take into account the effect of the moving contact lines, a modified Lockhart-Martinelli type correlation was proposed, which fitted the measured pressure-drop data within the mean deviation of 6%. (author)

Lee, Chi Young; Lee, Sang Yong [Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Science Town, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

224

Drop Impact and Rebound Dynamics on an Inclined Superhydrophobic Surface  

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The ability of the superhydrophobic surface in promoting drop rebound has significant applications in areas such as anti-icing and fouling on aircraft, power lines, and wind turbines and has prompted researchers to create an array of synthetic superhydrophobic surfaces using fabrication methods such as surface etching techniques (plasma, laser, chemical), lithography (photolithography, electron beam, X-ray), electrochemical deposition processes, spray casting, as well as electrospinning techniques. ... For example, ice accretion on a wind turbine blade as well as on an aircraft wing typically involves impact and freezing of supercooled liquid droplets on those surfaces at subzero environmental temperatures. ... By varying laser fluence, micro-texture morphol. of the wafers could be reproduced and well controlled. ...

Yong Han Yeong; James Burton; Eric Loth; Ilker S. Bayer

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

225

Strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions: Electron drop model  

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We analyze enhancement of thermonuclear fusion reactions due to strong plasma screening in dense matter using a simple electron drop model. In the model we assume fusion in a potential that is screened by an effective electron cloud around colliding nuclei (extended Salpeter ion-sphere model). We calculate the mean-field screened Coulomb potentials for atomic nuclei with equal and nonequal charges, appropriate astrophysical S factors, and enhancement factors of reaction rates. As a byproduct, we study the analytic behavior of the screening potential at small separations between the reactants. In this model, astrophysical S factors depend not only on nuclear physics but on plasma screening as well. The enhancement factors are in good agreement with calculations by other methods. This allows us to formulate a combined, pure analytic model of strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions. The results can be useful for simulating nuclear burning in white dwarfs and neutron stars.

P. A. Kravchuk and D. G. Yakovlev

2014-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

226

Slant visual range from drop-size distribution  

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. 1796 x 10 -5 6. 4781 x 10 -5 6. 8817 x 10 7. 4708 x 10 -5 6. 4Z3Z x 10 3. 4338 x 10 -5 l. 8538 x 10 9. 1Z32 x 10 5. 1436 x 10 3. 1019 x 10 3. 3120 x 10 -6 3. 6597 x 10 6. Z636 x 10 4. 2730 x 10 3. 8357 x 10 1 4. OZ10 x 10 1 4. Z715 x 10...'laj or Subject: Mete orol oqy SLANT VISUAL RANGE FROM DROP-SIZE DISTRIBUTION A Thesis by EDWIN STANLEY ARRANCE Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Vance E. Moyer; (Chairman of Committee) Dr. Geor L. Huebner, Jr. (Member) Dr. Glen N. Williams...

Arrance, Edwin Stanley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions: Electron drop model  

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We analyze enhancement of thermonuclear fusion reactions due to strong plasma screening in dense matter using a simple electron drop model. The model assumes fusion in a potential that is screened by an effective electron cloud around colliding nuclei (extended Salpeter ion-sphere model). We calculate the mean field screened Coulomb potentials for atomic nuclei with equal and nonequal charges, appropriate astrophysical S factors, and enhancement factors of reaction rates. As a byproduct, we study analytic behavior of the screening potential at small separations between the reactants. In this model, astrophysical S factors depend not only on nuclear physics but on plasma screening as well. The enhancement factors are in good agreement with calculations by other methods. This allows us to formulate the combined, pure analytic model of strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions. The results can be useful for simulating nuclear burning in white dwarfs and neutron stars.

Kravchuk, P A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions: Electron drop model  

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We analyze enhancement of thermonuclear fusion reactions due to strong plasma screening in dense matter using a simple electron drop model. The model assumes fusion in a potential that is screened by an effective electron cloud around colliding nuclei (extended Salpeter ion-sphere model). We calculate the mean field screened Coulomb potentials for atomic nuclei with equal and nonequal charges, appropriate astrophysical S factors, and enhancement factors of reaction rates. As a byproduct, we study analytic behavior of the screening potential at small separations between the reactants. In this model, astrophysical S factors depend not only on nuclear physics but on plasma screening as well. The enhancement factors are in good agreement with calculations by other methods. This allows us to formulate the combined, pure analytic model of strong plasma screening in thermonuclear reactions. The results can be useful for simulating nuclear burning in white dwarfs and neutron stars.

P. A. Kravchuk; D. G. Yakovlev

2014-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

229

Test Automation Test Automation  

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Test Automation Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2013 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs

Mousavi, Mohammad

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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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Reflectivity-Rain Rate Relationships for Radar Hydrology in Brazil  

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In this work a method is presented to obtain R-Z? relationships through comparison, in probability, of nonsimultaneous measurements of Z? and R. Range dependent relationships obtained in this way are given for a radar situated at 20°21?30?S, 49°...

R. V. Calheiros; I. Zawadzki

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Beamforming for Radar  

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© 2003 Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Beamforming for Radar Systems on COTS Heterogeneous ComputingHeterogeneous Computing PlatformsPlatforms Jeffrey A. Rudin Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Conference September 23, 2003 #12;2© 2003 Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Outline

Kepner, Jeremy

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Improving Lightning Cessation Guidance Using Polarimetric Radar Data  

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Polarimetric radar data are used to develop lightning cessation guidance for the Cape Canaveral area of central Florida. Eighty non-severe thunderstorm cells in 2012, mostly during the warm season, are analyzed for this purpose. In-cloud and cloud-...

Ari D. Preston; Henry E. Fuelberg

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High-Frequency Radar Mapping of Surface Currents Using WERA  

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A dual-station high-frequency Wellen Radar (WERA), transmitting at 16.045 MHz, was deployed along the west Florida shelf in phased array mode during the summer of 2003. A 33-day, continuous time series of radial and vector surface current fields ...

Lynn K. Shay; Jorge Martinez-Pedraja; Thomas M. Cook; Brian K. Haus; Robert H. Weisberg

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Development and Improvement of Airborne Remote Sensing Radar Platforms  

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, and several structures are also developed to enable a NASA P-3 to support a 15-element MCoRDS array, as well as three other radar antenna-arrays used for cryospheric surveying. Together, these aircraft have flown almost 200 missions and collected 550 TB...

Arnold, Emily J.

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A COOPERATIVE TARGET FOR GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR  

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Irving Hill Road, Lawrence KS 66045, USA callen@eecs.ukans.edu ABSTRACT A cooperative target (CT) has-made obstacles (utility lines, pipelines, vaults, etc.) enables the equipment operator and route planner signal level by enhancing its radar cross sec- tion (RCS). To do this we could introduce a large me

Kansas, University of

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Winter Precipitation Microphysics Characterized by Polarimetric Radar and Video Disdrometer  

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are dependent on the type of precipitation that reaches the surface. Winter storms such as freezing rain precipitation not having the mixed phase. There are also some studies that focus on various winter precipitation types. Trapp et al (2001) used a polarimetric radar to observe a winter storm event with snow and mixed-phase

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

238

WIDEBAND COPLANAR PATCH-SLOT ANTENNAS FOR RADAR APPLICATIONS  

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WIDEBAND COPLANAR PATCH-SLOT ANTENNAS FOR RADAR APPLICATIONS Atef Z. ElsherhenP, Abdelnasser A of coplanar patch antennas (CPA), designed to operate at a center frequency of.10 GHz with very wideband characteristics. The antenna is based on a rectangular patch surrounded by thin slot. and its performance is tuned

Elsherbeni, Atef Z.

239

Coherent radar ice thickness measurements over the Greenland ice sheet  

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systems are designed to use pulse compression techniques and coherent integration to obtain the high sensitivity required to measure the thickness of more than 4 km of cold ice. We used these systems to collect radar data over the interior and margins...

Gogineni, S. Prasad; Tammana, Dilip; Braaten, David A.; Leuschen, C.; Legarsky, J.; Kanagaratnam, P.; Stiles, J.; Allen, C.; Jezek, K.; Akins, T.

2001-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan/procedure for the shock limiting device of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator package mounting subsystem 145. Revision 1  

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This document defines the procedure to be used in the 18 inch drop test to be used for design verification of the RTG Transportation System Package Mounting.

Satoh, J.A.

1995-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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El fenmeno pro-drop en portugus de Brasil y espaol peninsular Resumen: espaol y portugus son lenguas pro-drop. No obstante, diversos estudios indican que el  

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El fenómeno pro-drop en portugués de Brasil y español peninsular Resumen: español y portugués son portugués de Brasil una lengua parcialmente pro-drop. En este trabajo se analiza el fenómeno pro-drop en portugués de Brasil a través de una comparación con el español peninsular, utilizando para ello corpus

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Co-gasification of biomass with coal and oil sands coke in a drop tube furnace.  

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??Chars were obtained from individual fuels and blends with different blend ratios of coal, coke and biomass in Drop Tube Furnace at different temperatures. Based… (more)

Gao, Chen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton radioactivity within a generalized liquid drop model  

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The proton radioactivity half-lives of spherical proton emitters are investigated theoretically. The potential barriers preventing the emission of protons are determined in the quasimolecular shape path within a generalized liquid drop model (GLDM) including the proximity effects between nuclei in a neck and the mass and charge asymmetry. The penetrability is calculated with the WKB approximation. The spectroscopic factor has been taken into account in half-life calculation, which is obtained by employing the relativistic mean field (RMF) theory combined with the BCS method with the force NL3. The half-lives within the GLDM are compared with the experimental data and other theoretical values. The GLDM works quite well for spherical proton emitters when the spectroscopic factors are considered, indicating the necessity of introducing the spectroscopic factor and the success of the GLDM for proton emission. Finally, we present two formulas for proton emission half-life calculation similar to the Viola-Seaborg formulas and Royer's formulas of alpha decay.

J. M. Dong; H. F. Zhang; G. Royer

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

244

Do liquid drops roll or slide on inclined surfaces?  

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We study the motion of a two-dimensional droplet on an inclined surface, under the action of gravity, using a diffuse interface model which allows for arbitrary equilibrium contact angles. The kinematics of motion is analysed by decomposing the gradient of the velocity inside the droplet into a shear and a residual flow. This decomposition helps in distinguishing sliding versus rolling motion of the drop. Our detailed study confirms intuition, in that rolling motion dominates as the droplet shape approaches a circle, and the viscosity contrast between the droplet and the ambient fluid becomes large. As a consequence of kinematics, the amount of rotation in a general droplet shape follows a universal curve characterised by geometry, and independent of Bond number, surface inclination and equilibrium contact angle, but determined by the slip length and viscosity contrast. Our results open the way towards a rational design of droplet-surface properties, both when rolling motion is desirable (as in self-cleaning hydrophobic droplets) or when it must be prevented (as in insecticide sprays on leaves).

Sumesh P. Thampi; Ronojoy Adhikari; Rama Govindarajan

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports  

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Fully Integrated NxN MEMS Wavelength Selective Switch with 100% Colorless Add-Drop Ports Shifu Yuan/drop ports. © 2007 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (060.2330) Fiber optics communications; (060 multi-port wavelength selective switches using liquid crystal devices. Micro-Electro-Mechanical System

Bowers, John

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Statistical Estimation of Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering Within-Die Process Variations  

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Statistical Estimation of Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering Within-Die Process the power grid, the grid develops large voltage drops, which is an unavoidable background level of noise on the grid. We develop techniques for estimation of the statistics of the leakage-induced power grid voltage

Najm, Farid N.

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Statistical Estimation of LeakageInduced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering WithinDie Process Variations #  

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Statistical Estimation of Leakage­Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop Considering Within­Die Process the power grid, the grid develops large voltage drops, which is an unavoidable background level of noise on the grid. We develop techniques for estimation of the statistics of the leakage­induced power grid voltage

Najm, Farid N.

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MEASUREMENT OF HEAT TRANSFER DURING DROP-WISE CONDENSATION OF WATER ON POLYETHYLENE  

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MEASUREMENT OF HEAT TRANSFER DURING DROP-WISE CONDENSATION OF WATER ON POLYETHYLENE Gagan Deep distribution of temperature during drop-wise condensation over a polyethylene substrate was measured using on the substrate was simultaneously visualized. Static contact angles of water on polyethylene are measured

Khandekar, Sameer

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Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua)  

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Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua) Department experimental results on the coalescence of two liquid drops driven by surface tension. Using a high speed that such scaling law is robust when using fluids of different viscosities and surface tensions. The prefactor

Cubaud, Thomas

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Delamination and Failure at Ply Drops in Carbon Fiber Laminates Under Static and Fatigue Loading  

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Delamination and Failure at Ply Drops in Carbon Fiber Laminates Under Static and Fatigue Loading in composites with thickness tapering has been a major concern in aerospace applications of carbon fibers, where carbon fiber and glass fiber prepreg laminates containing various ply drop geometries, and using thicker

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Control of drop rebound with solid target motion Heon Ju Lee and Ho-Young Kima)  

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and a low viscosity, such as water and molten metal drops, exhibit a vigorous recoiling and a long having a high impact inertia, a low viscosity, and a high surface tension, such as a large water drop upon impact with solid surfaces plays important roles in many applications. When spraying herbicide

Kim, Ho-Young

252

Real-Time Detection of Packet Drop Attacks on Synchrophasor Data  

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, NY, 12180 Abstract--The importance of phasor measurement unit (PMU) or synchrophasor data towardsReal-Time Detection of Packet Drop Attacks on Synchrophasor Data Seemita Pal, Biplab Sikdar and Joe attack, where the adversary arbitrarily drops packets with synchrophasor data. This paper develops a real

Sikdar, Biplab

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Sample Observations from the 2001.Multi-Frequency Radar IOP  

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Sample Observations from the 2001 Sample Observations from the 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP C. R. Williams Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado C. R. Williams and K. S. Gage National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Aeronomy Laboratory Boulder, Colorado L. Leon and S. Cruz-Pol University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus S. M. Sekelsky Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts Introduction The 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar Intensive Operational Period (IOP) was designed to collect a long dataset of W-band (95 GHz), Ka-band (35 GHz), and S-band (2.8 GHz) vertical profiling observations to investigate insect scattering and precipitating particle scattering above the Southern Great Plains

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U-199: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload  

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9: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload 9: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability U-199: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability June 26, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability has been reported in the Drag & Drop Gallery module for Drupal, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. PLATFORM: Drupal Drag & Drop Gallery Module 6.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerability is caused due to the sites/all/modules/dragdrop_gallery/upload.php script improperly validating uploaded files, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary PHP code by uploading a PHP file with e.g. an appended ".gif" file extension. Reference Links: Original Advisory Secunia ID 49698 No Current CVE Reference IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

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Lifetime of micrometer-sized drops of oil pressed by buoyancy against a planar interface  

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Emulsion Stability Simulations (ESS) are used to estimate the coalescence time of one drop of hexadecane pressed by buoyancy against a planar water/hexadecane interface. In the present simulations the homophase is represented by a big drop of oil at least 500 times larger than the approaching drop ($1\\,\\mu$m to $10\\,\\mu$m). Both deformable and non-deformable drops are considered along with six different diffusion tensors. In each case van der Waals, electrostatic, steric and buoyancy forces are taken into account. The coalescence times are estimated as the average of 1000 random walks. It is found that the repulsive potential barrier has a significant influence in the results. The experimental data can only be reproduced assuming negligible repulsive barriers, as well as non-deformable drops that move with a combination of Stokes and Taylor tensors as they approach the interface.

Clara Rojas; German Urbina-Villalba; Maximo Garcia-Sucre

2010-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Applicability of radar observations to the prediction of storm runoff  

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of Depaverne. (Yiembe~ 1967 (Yonwh) (Yea ) ABSTRACT Rainfall-runoff relaL'ronships fox 18 storms over the Little Nashita River basin in Oklahoma are studied in order to develop a method for predicting storm losses based on weather-radar observational..., for the use of their computer facilities. Credit is due Mr. M. A. Hartman, Chief Research Engineer, Agricultural Research Service, Chickasha, Oklahoma, for his assistance in obtaining treamflow and rainfall data from records maintained by the Agricultural...

Johnson, Odell Monroe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation and Assessment of Errors Related to Antenna Pattern Distortion in CODAR SeaSonde High-Frequency Radar Ocean Current Measurements  

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A simulation-based investigation of errors in HF radar–derived, near-surface ocean current measurements is presented. The simulation model is specific to Coastal Ocean Dynamics Application Radar (CODAR) SeaSonde radar systems that employ a ...

Kenneth Laws; Jeffrey D. Paduan; John Vesecky

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - avoid radar installations Sample Search...  

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to 9o differences in flow directions. 1. INTRODUCTION We installed the first HF radar at Coal Oil... Evaluating radial component current measurements from CODAR high frequency...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automotive radar systems Sample Search...  

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POPULAR MECHANICS THE INTELLIGENT EYE Summary: days of technical conferences at the 2004 SAE World Congress. http:www.popularmechanics.comautomotive... 's radar distance...

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Probability distribution of low-altitude propagation loss from radar sea clutter data  

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: propagation loss estimation, radar clutter, probabilistic inversion Citation: Gerstoft, P., W. S. Hodgkiss, L within the marine atmospheric surface layer [Liu et al., 1979]. The refractivity profile above

Buckingham, Michael

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aperture radar imagery Sample Search Results  

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capability... scar extents and fire severity for wildfire management and control. All-weather satellite radar imagery... in understanding and forecasting natural hazards....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aperture radar image Sample Search Results  

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flight trajecto- In synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging a scene... -y(s). The projection data and reconstructed ... Source: Yazici, Birsen - Department of Electrical,...

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Improving ISR Radar Utilization (How I quit blaming the user and made the radar easier to use).  

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In modern multi - sensor multi - mode Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance ( ISR ) platforms, the plethora of options available to a sensor/payload operator are quite large, leading to an over - worked operator often down - selecting to favorite sensors an d modes. For example, Full Motion Video (FMV) is justifiably a favorite sensor at the expense of radar modes, even if radar modes can offer unique and advantageous information. The challenge is then to increase the utilization of the radar modes in a man ner attractive to the sensor/payload operator. We propose that this is best accomplished by combining sensor modes and displays into 'super - modes'. - 4 - Acknowledgements This report is the result of a n unfunded research and development activity . Sandia Natio nal 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 - 94AL850 00.

Doerry, Armin W.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Transportation Testing & Analysis at Sandia National Laboratories  

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Testing Testing Doug Ammerman, (505) 845-8158 Type B packages that transport radioactive materials must survive a sequence of full-scale (actual physical size) impact, puncture, fire, and immersion tests designed to replicate transportation accident conditions. The Hypothetical Accident Conditions (six tests as defined in 10 CFR Part 71.73) tests 1 through 4 (Drop, Crush, Puncture and Fire) are sequential, test 5 (Immersion) is performed on either a previously tested or untested package. Free Drop Test Crush Test Puncture Test Thermal Test Immersion Test [drop] Click to view picture [crush] Click to view picture [puncture] Click to view picture [thermal] Click to view picture [immersion] Click to view picture Dropping a package from 30 feet onto an unyielding target. (the unyielding target forces all of the deformation to be in the package, none in the target). The speed on impact is 44 feet per second or 30 miles per hour. Dropping a 1100 pound steel plate from 30 feet onto a package. This test is only required for packages weighing less than 1100 pounds. The speed on impact is 44 feet per second or 30 miles per hour. Dropping a package from 40 inches onto a welded, 6 inch diameter, steel spike. The speed on impact is 14.6 feet per second or 10 miles per hour. Placing a package 40 inches above a pool of burning fuel for 30 minutes at 800 degrees Celsius (1475 degrees Fahrenheit). Placing a package under 50 feet of water for 8 hours. Fissile material packages are also immersed under 3 feet of water for 8 hours sequentially after tests 1 through 4

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Ash chemistry and mineralogy of an Indonesian coal during combustion: Part 1 Drop-tube observations  

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The paper reports a systematic and comprehensive laboratory investigation into the ash chemistry and mineralogical changes undergone by a low-rank Indonesian coal during combustion. Combustion experiments conducted in a drop-tube furnace included ash formation experiments (using cyclone and filter arrangement) under closely controlled conditions in the range of 1200–1400 °C and deposition experiments at a probe temperature of 750 °C. Tests conducted with raw coal, coal/additive mixtures and washed coal indicated significant changes in ash characteristics. Of the ash formation and deposit samples examined, the raw coal + bauxite showed the lowest glass content and high contents of corundum indicating low ash deposition propensities. When compared to the ash formation samples, the deposit samples showed even significantly lower glass contents and were enriched in quartz. With the exception of the raw coal + bauxite sample, all are characterized by high silica and iron and moderate aluminium contents. In contrast, the raw coal + bauxite sample have low silica and much higher alumina contents which is in agreement with XRD observations. QEMSCAN™ results showed that the ash particles are sparsely distributed suggesting lack of a deposit initiation layer. Experimental observations suggest that the use of raw coal with bauxite would appear to offer the best performance with respect to handling ash-related issues. Present findings are of practical significance to power utilities employing Indonesian coal as there is no comprehensive work reported in the literature on ash chemistry and mineralogy of such coals.

H.B. Vuthaluru; D. French

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory manual for static pressure drop experiments in LMFBR wire wrapped rod bundles  

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Purpose of this experiment is to determine both interior and edge subchannel axial pressure drops for a range of Reynolds numbers. The subchannel static pressure drop is used to calculate subchannel and bundle average friction factors, which can be used to verify existing friction factor correlations. The correlations for subchannel friction factors are used as input to computer codes which solve the coupled energy, continuity, and momentum equations, and are also used to develop flow split correlations which are needed as input to codes which solve only the energy equation. The bundle average friction factor is used to calculate the overall bundle pressure drop, which determines the required pumping power.

Burns, K.J.; Todreas, N.E.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Ground-Level Reflectivity Factor in Operational Weather Radar Networks Using VPR-Based Correction Ensembles  

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An operational method is presented that corrects the bias of radar-based quantitative precipitation estimations (QPE) in radar networks that is due to the vertical profile of reflectivity (VPR) factor. It is used in both rain and snowfall. ...

Jarmo Koistinen; Heikki Pohjola

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNLOCKING THE TREASURE CHEST OF LEVEL-II RADAR DATA: LESSONS IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER POLICY FOR THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES  

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P 1.6 UNLOCKING THE TREASURE CHEST OF LEVEL-II RADAR DATA: LESSONS IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER POLICY This analysis of Level-II radar data presents a great success story about partnerships in technology transfer

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30 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE WI NTE R 2012 Whether processing radar signals in Norway or assessing rock properties in Nigeria, Calte  

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deeply into basic physics to solve problems. Oslo, Norway, José Navarro, PhD '94, Astronomy José Navarro, Navarro integrates radar into systems for maritime traffic services. Since radar installations are usually

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Expanded Eligibility, Drop-in Care, and Improved Nutrition Program at Child  

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Expanded Eligibility, Drop-in Care, and Expanded Eligibility, Drop-in Care, and Improved Nutrition Program at Child Development Center The Lab's Child Development Center (CDC) provides Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) employees a top-rated and convenient onsite childcare option. Now the CDC is announcing three new program changes and improvements for BSA families. 1. Expanded Eligibility: The CDC is opening its doors to the nieces, nephews, and grandchildren of BSA employees. Spots are available for most age groups. Contact the CDC at Ext. 7416 or email brookhaven@brighthorizons.com to arrange a tour. 2. Drop-in Care: A totally new program at the CDC. The drop-in care program allows families to access high-quality childcare on an as-needed basis for

271

Truman's decision to drop the bomb to be discussed at 70th anniversary  

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70th anniversary lecture July 10 about Truman, bomb 70th anniversary lecture July 10 about Truman, bomb Truman's decision to drop the bomb to be discussed at 70th anniversary lecture July 10 Noel Pugach will discuss Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities and explain how and why he made it July 3, 2013 70th anniversary lecture July 10 about Truman, bomb Noel Pugach will discuss Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities and explain how and why he made it Contact Nick Njegomir Communications Office (505) 667-5679 Email "Harry S. Truman considered the use of the atomic bomb on Japan among the most important and consequential actions of his presidency. Historians and journalists have concurred in that judgment, though some have condemned it," Pugach said. Truman's decision to drop the bomb to be discussed at 70th anniversary

272

Heat transfer to impacting drops and post critical heat flux dispersed flow  

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Heat transfer to drops impacting on a hot surface is examined in context of dispersions of flowing, boiling fluids. The liquid contribution to heat transfer from a hot tube to a two-phase dispersion is formulated in terms ...

Kendall, Gail E.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar power prices are dropping fast, NREL says | OpenEI Community  

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Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(107) Contributor 21 October, 2014 - 16:03 The price of solar power panels dropped as much as 19 percent nationwide in 2013 and are expected to...

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Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, 1 (4): 339356 (2013) EFFECT OF DROP SHAPE ON HEAT TRANSFER  

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equipment used in thermal and nuclear power plants. Several researchers have reported that drops form, followed by fresh nucleation. Numerical data obtained from the simulation show that wall shear stress

Khandekar, Sameer

275

Positive pressure drop-on-demand printhead for Three-Dimensional Printing  

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In drop-on-demand printing, wetting out of the binder fluid onto the orifice face typically has been prevented by some combination of the following: coatings on the orifice face, high surface energy fluids, and negative ...

Gleason, Blake Wilbur

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop for air flow through enhanced passages  

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An extensive experimental investigation was carried out to determine the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics for laminar, transitional and turbulent flow of air through a smooth passage and twenty-three enhanced passages. The internal surfaces of all enhanced passages had spirally shaped geometries; these included fluted, finned/ribbed and indented surfaces. The Reynolds number (Re) was varied between 400 and 50000. The effect of heat transfer (wall cooling or fluid heating) on pressure drop is most significant within the transition region; the recorded pressure drop with heat transfer is much higher than that without heat transfer. The magnitude of this effect depends markedly on the average surface temperature and, to a lesser extent, on the geometric characteristics of the enhanced surfaces. When the pressure drop data are reduced as values of the Fanning friction factor(f), the results are about the same with and without heat transfer for turbulent flow, with moderate differences in the laminar and transition regions.

Obot, N.T.; Esen, E.B.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop for air flow through enhanced passages. Final report  

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An extensive experimental investigation was carried out to determine the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics for laminar, transitional and turbulent flow of air through a smooth passage and twenty-three enhanced passages. The internal surfaces of all enhanced passages had spirally shaped geometries; these included fluted, finned/ribbed and indented surfaces. The Reynolds number (Re) was varied between 400 and 50000. The effect of heat transfer (wall cooling or fluid heating) on pressure drop is most significant within the transition region; the recorded pressure drop with heat transfer is much higher than that without heat transfer. The magnitude of this effect depends markedly on the average surface temperature and, to a lesser extent, on the geometric characteristics of the enhanced surfaces. When the pressure drop data are reduced as values of the Fanning friction factor(f), the results are about the same with and without heat transfer for turbulent flow, with moderate differences in the laminar and transition regions.

Obot, N.T.; Esen, E.B.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Assessing the Accuracy of Contact Angle Measurements for Sessile Drops on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces  

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Gravity-induced sagging can amplify variations in goniometric measurements of the contact angles of sessile drops on super-liquid-repellent surfaces. The very large value of the effective contact angle leads to increased ...

Srinivasan, Siddarth

279

Nematic Order Drives Macroscopic Patterns of Graphene Oxide in Drying Drops  

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Publication Date (Web): November 20, 2014 ... Various macroscopic patterns with different stripe orientations including radial spokes, spider webs, and parallel stripes have been generated by tuning the nematic order of drops. ...

Yanqi Luo; Gregory A. Braggin; Grant T. Olson; Alexandra R. Stevenson; Wanda L. Ruan; Shanju Zhang

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Analysis of 9975 Shipping Package without Overpack Subjected to 55-Foot Drop  

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This paper discusses the evaluation of the dynamic response of a 9975 shipping package subjected to a load of 55-foot lateral drop without its overpack structure (fiberboard and drum).

Wu, T.

2001-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of return bends on the downstream pressure drop and condensation heat transfer in tubes  

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The influence of return bends on the downstream pressure drop and heat transfer coefficient of condensing refrigerant R-12 was studied experimentally. Flow patterns in glass return bends of 1/2 to 1 in. radius and 0.315 ...

Traviss, Donald P.

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments on adding a surfactant to water drops boiling on a hot surface  

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...photographs of droplets of water impacting on a hot surface...to film boiling for water and hydrocarbons. Baumeister & Simon...predicting TLeid for hydrocarbons and cryogens, but failed...surfactant to boiling water drops 685 Figure 8...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California: Advanced 'Drop-In' Biofuels Power the Navy's Green Strike Group  

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EERE's investment allowed Solezyme to increase its algal oil production by a factor of 10, leading to the U.S. Navy's purchase of 450,000 gallons of "drop-in" jet fuel.

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Mesospheric observations with the EISCAT UHF radar during polar cap absorption events  

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atmosphere these heights are in the middle and upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere. The ability to apply of the scattering medium. For the low plasma densities in the D-region the longer wavelength of the EISCAT VHF radar of 1985 with the 933-MHz UHF radar (E. Turunen et al., 1988; Collis et al., 1988). Details

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Planning of Low-Cost 77-GHz Radar Transceivers for Automotive Applications  

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. Moghavvemi University ofMalaya INTRODUCTION The use of electronics in the automotive industry will reach (orPlanning of Low-Cost 77-GHz Radar Transceivers for Automotive Applications H. Ameri, A. Attaran & M the position and speed as with other components used in the automotive industry, radars will find widespread

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Small scale turbulence and instabilities observed simultaneously by radiosondes and the MU radar.  

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Small scale turbulence and instabilities observed simultaneously by radiosondes and the MU radar. R-French field campaign devoted to study small-scale turbulence and instabilities in the lower atmosphere for retrieving small-scale turbulence parameters from ST radars. However, the dominant sources

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High Accuracy Three-Dimensional Radar Sensor Design based on Fuzzy Logic Control Approach  

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High Accuracy Three-Dimensional Radar Sensor Design based on Fuzzy Logic Control Approach Lilin Guo in target tracking. Furthermore, a fuzzy logic controller is proposed to minimize the error between Tracking, Doppler Effect, Fuzzy Logic Controller I. INTRODUCTION Typically, radar sensors are comprised

Fan, Jeffrey

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Connectivity in a UAV Multi-static Radar Network David W. Casbeer  

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Connectivity in a UAV Multi-static Radar Network David W. Casbeer and A. Lee Swindlehurst This paper describes a multi-static radar network composed of multiple unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Time-delay and Doppler measurements taken by the UAV team are passed to a centralized processor to determine optimal

Swindlehurst, A. Lee

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Radar and Lightning Observations of Normal and Inverted Polarity Multicellular Storms from STEPS  

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, as well as extraordinary total flash rates as high as 500 min 1 . The National Lightning Detection NetworkRadar and Lightning Observations of Normal and Inverted Polarity Multicellular Storms from STEPS received 11 July 2006, in final form 15 February 2007) ABSTRACT This study discusses radar and lightning

Rutledge, Steven

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Radar Vibrometry: Investigating the Potential of RF microwaves to measure vibrations  

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Radar Vibrometry: Investigating the Potential of RF microwaves to measure vibrations K A Tsolis, C classification process. Recent research on vibrometry, the process of conducting vibration measurements. With this study we make a primary investigation of the capabilities of RF radar systems to measure vibrations. We

Haddadi, Hamed

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A comparison of velocity measurements from the CUTLASS Finland radar and the EISCAT UHF system  

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A comparison of velocity measurements from the CUTLASS Finland radar and the EISCAT UHF system J. A January 1999 Abstract. The CUTLASS Finland radar, which com- prises an integral part of the Super irregularities within a ®eld-of- view which extends over some four million square kilometres. Within the Finland

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Finland HF and Esrange MST radar observations of polar mesosphere summer echoes  

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Finland HF and Esrange MST radar observations of polar mesosphere summer echoes Tadahiko Ogawa1 (200x) xx:1­8 Finland HF and Esrange MST radar observations of polar mesosphere summer echoes Tadahiko in Finland are presented. The echoes were detected at four frequencies of 9, 11, 13 and 15 MHz at slant

Kirkwood, Sheila

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Global mapping and characterization of Titan's dune fields with Cassini: Correlation between RADAR and VIMS observations  

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and VIMS observations S. Rodriguez a, , A. Garcia a , A. Lucas a , T. Appéré a , A. Le Gall b , E. Reffet the Cassini RADAR and VIMS (Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer) images ­ the latter being empirically. Furthermore, the strong correlation between RADAR-mapped dunes and the VIMS ``dark brown'' unit (72%) allows

Narteau, Clément

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Development of an Ultra-Wideband Radar System for Vehicle Detection at Railway Crossings  

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Development of an Ultra-Wideband Radar System for Vehicle Detection at Railway Crossings Stephen P-wideband (UWB) radar system designed to detect motor vehicles such as cars and trucks when they are present was supported in part by LaBarge, Inc. down. A sensing system that can detect the presence of a vehicle

Kansas, University of

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Bistatic radar imaging of the marine environment. Part II: simulation and results analysis  

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operational interest for instance to detect oil spills or ship wakes [5]­[7]. Since a large coverage1 Bistatic radar imaging of the marine environment. Part II: simulation and results analysis present a bistatic, polarimetric and real aper- ture Marine Radar Simulator (MaRS) producing pseudo

Boyer, Edmond

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Upper Air Wind Measurements by Weather Radar Iwan Holleman, Henk Benschop, and Jitze van der Meulen  

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or assimilated into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. Un- der the assumption of a linear wind field background statistics of the weather radar wind profiles against the Hirlam NWP model are at least as good of the VVP wind profiles against the Hirlam NWP model demonstrate the high quality of weather radar wind

Stoffelen, Ad

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VALIDATION OF RAIN RATE RETRIEVALS FROM SEVIRI USING WEATHER RADAR OBSERVATIONS  

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and for improving parameterization cloud processes in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models or assimilation in these models. Although operational networks of Weather Radars are expanding over Europe and the United StatesVALIDATION OF RAIN RATE RETRIEVALS FROM SEVIRI USING WEATHER RADAR OBSERVATIONS R. A. Roebeling

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Cloud radar Doppler spectra in drizzling stratiform clouds: 1. Forward modeling and remote sensing applications  

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Cloud radar Doppler spectra in drizzling stratiform clouds: 1. Forward modeling and remote sensing broadening and drizzle growth in shallow liquid clouds remain not well understood. Detailed, cloudscale. Profiling, millimeterwavelength (cloud) radars can provide such observations. In particular, the first three

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Ground-penetrating-radar-assisted saturation and permeability estimation in bimodal systems  

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and to subsequently design an efficient and reliable remediation plan. Soil water content monitoring is importantGround-penetrating-radar-assisted saturation and permeability estimation in bimodal systems Susan S from ground penetrating radar (GPR), a noninvasive, high-resolution geophysical method. The procedures

Hubbard, Susan

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Weather Forecasting by Interactive Analysis of Radar and Satellite Imagery [and Discussion  

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...1988 research-article Weather Forecasting by Interactive Analysis of Radar and Satellite Imagery [and Discussion...presenting the current weather situation quickly enough...processing of the radar and satellite data is highly automated...very busy in active weather situations, can keep...

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AT NSSL USING MULTPLE RADARS AND MULTIPLE SENSORS  

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, mesoscale models, satellite, lightning, etc.). Therefore, these traditional single-radar severe weather8.3 SEVERE WEATHER WARNING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AT NSSL USING MULTPLE RADARS AND MULTIPLE Storms Laboratory has played the primary role in the development and evaluation of National Weather

Smith, Travis

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A Dual-Polarization Radar Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for Winter Precipitation  

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associated with winter storm precipitation type, accumulation, and timing is a major forecasting, safetyA Dual-Polarization Radar Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for Winter Precipitation ELIZABETH J The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the use of polarimetric observations in a radar-based winter

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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Winter Precipitation Microphysics Characterized by Polarimetric Radar and Video Disdrometer Observations in Central Oklahoma  

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the microphysics of winter storms with different types of precipitation. In general, warm rain events are studied. (2007) used polarimetric radar observations for winter precipitation not having the mixed phaseWinter Precipitation Microphysics Characterized by Polarimetric Radar and Video Disdrometer

Xue, Ming

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A Doppler Radar Emulator with an Application to the Detectability of Tornadic Signatures  

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System (ARPS). Several metrics for tornado intensity are examined, including peak Doppler velocity range, if standard metrics such as azimuthal gate-to-gate shear from a single radar are used for detection. 1. Introduction The design of a weather radar system and its scan- ning strategy involves trade

Xue, Ming

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Polarimetric Radar Observation Operator for a Cloud Model with Spectral Microphysics  

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-proven advantages such as hydro- meteor classification and improvement in radar data quality and rainfall modeling via improvement of micro- physical parameterization and direct assimilation of polarimetric radar the output of numerical cloud models was pioneered using the models with bulk parameterization of cloud micro

Mark, Pinsky

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Operational Monitoring of Weather Radar Receiving Chain Using the Sun IWAN HOLLEMAN  

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Operational Monitoring of Weather Radar Receiving Chain Using the Sun IWAN HOLLEMAN Royal, is presented. The ``online'' method is entirely based on the analysis of sun signals in the polar volume data- termining the weather radar antenna pointing at low elevations using sun signals, and it is suited

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Pressure drop in cyclone separators commonly used in the agricultural processing industry  

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for the degree of NASTER OF SCIENCE August 1984 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering PRESSURE DROP IN CYCLONE SEPARATORS COMMONLY USED IN THE AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY A Thesis by FRANCISCO ALEJANDRO GUZMAN Approved as to style and content by...: Calvin B. Parnell, Jr. (Chairman of'Committee) Andrew . McFarland / (Member) Otto R. Kunze (Member) William Murphy (Member) Edward Hi er (Head of Department) August 1984 ABSTRACT Pressure Drop 1n Cyclone Separators Commonly Used...

Guzman, Francisco Alejandro

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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CARBON DECLINE Report shows record drop for U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2012  

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CARBON DECLINE Report shows record drop for U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2012 ... U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels fell 3.8% last year to the lowest level since 1994, according to a report released last week by the Energy Information Administration. ... Consequently, looking just at carbon emissions and production, 2012 marks the largest annual drop in carbon emissions per GDP since 1948 when records were first kept. ...

JEFF JOHNSON

2013-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Vaporization modeling of petroleum-biofuel drops using a hybrid multi-component approach  

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Numerical modeling of the vaporization characteristics of multi-component fuel mixtures is performed in this study. The fuel mixtures studied include those of binary components, biodiesel, diesel-biodiesel, and gasoline-ethanol. The use of biofuels has become increasingly important for reasons of environmental sustainability. Biofuels are often blended with petroleum fuels, and the detailed understanding of the vaporization process is essential to designing a clean and efficient combustion system. In this study, a hybrid vaporization model is developed that uses continuous thermodynamics to describe petroleum fuels and discrete components to represent biofuels. The model is validated using the experimental data of n-heptane, n-heptane-n-decane mixture, and biodiesel. Since biodiesel properties are not universal due to the variation in feedstock, methods for predicting biodiesel properties based on the five dominant fatty acid components are introduced. Good levels of agreement in the predicted and measured drop size histories are obtained. Furthermore, in modeling the diesel-biodiesel drop, results show that the drop lifetime increases with the biodiesel concentration in the blend. During vaporization, only the lighter components of diesel fuel vaporize at the beginning. Biodiesel components do not vaporize until some time during the vaporization process. On the other hand, results of gasoline-ethanol drops indicate that both fuels start to vaporize once the process begins. At the beginning, the lighter components of gasoline have a slightly higher vaporization rate than ethanol. After a certain time, ethanol vaporizes faster than the remaining gasoline components. At the end, the drop reduces to a regular gasoline drop with heavier components. Overall, the drop lifetime increases as the concentration of ethanol increases in the drop due to the higher latent heat. (author)

Zhang, Lei; Kong, Song-Charng [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2025 Black Engineering Building, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of particle shape on pressure drop in a turbulent gas-solid suspension  

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was to experimentally compare the pressure drop in suspensions of spherical particles versus fibrous particles in the same apparatus and at the same operating conditions. The previous investigators have varied the particle size, loading ratio (lbs. flowing solids... is for a model which will predict the suspension pressure drop based on such variables as particle size and shape, Reynolds number, loading ratio, electrostatic charge, and other variables. CHAPTER II REVIEW OF LITERATURE A. General Interest in Gas-Solid...

Coughran, Mark Thomas

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the effects of atmospheric refraction on radar ground patterns  

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of superrefraction. A radial pattern of AP echoes occurred in a number of cases when there was a strong gradient of N in an elevated refractive layer, but this pattern was not nearly as common as others. Investigations [10, 13, 14, 15, 16] of the atmosphere... when the antenna elevation angle is less than 2 deg and when there is an elevated refracting layer between 1500 ft and 3000 ft above the radar in which the gradient of refractivity is greater than 48N/1000 ft. ACKNONLEDGMENT The author wishes...

Cobb, Lalovee Glendale

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar investigation of the Cote Blanche salt dome  

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PADAR IiVVESTICATIOH CF THE COZE ELANCHR SALT DO&: A Thests EOHEET DOSAED SZEVAET Subm-'tt. ii' to the Crsduete Coilege of Ter: s AVi', i;nlu xsity in partfal fulfi' line?t of th ': quiremen fc z' tht degree o %P t S "t Clt. 'iCE iugust. l...HIC major Sub jest: Ceoohysfes RADAR INVESTIGATION OP THE COTE BLANCHE SALT DOME A Thesis by ROBERT DONALD STEWART Approved as to style and nor. tent by: (Chairman of Comml ee) ( Ir~c" (Head of De rtment ? Member) (Member) August 1974 ABSTRACT...

Stewart, Robert Donald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Raindrop size distributions and associated effective radar reflectivity comparisons /  

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-0. 629869Z6 19. 38 - 8. 59 6. 40 5. o3 0. 0001 0. 0001 0. 0001 0. 0001 F VALUE 184. 66 PR& F 0. 0001 STD DEV 0. 58555116 R-SQUARE 0. 527609 C. V. 41. 2185 LI'ISUBI MEAN 1. 42060192 DF 1 1 1 TYPE IV SS F VALUE 25. 27055111 73... for the detection of severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes, hailstorms, and severe thunderstomns. In addition to storm applications, radar observations, concurrent with di sdrometer determi- nations of raindrop spectra, are important data for cloud physics...

Gosdin, Malcolm Elwood

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digitized dual wavelength radar data from a Texas thunderstorm  

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for 1600 CST (Figure 12, p 34; Figure 14, p 37) between cells 8 and Di The maximum Z value in cell D is at least greater than 35 dBZ~ but the e 4 km gradient between the BWER and cell D is only 11 dBZ. The ti. lt of the core appears to he to the left... usually are separated by at least 150 km~ while severe thunderstorms frequently are distributed on a much smaller scale Thus~ weather radars, which can scan radial distances greater than 150 km~ serve as the most useful tool to facilitate severe storm...

Radlein, Robin Ann

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical observations of the MLT, latitude and size of pulsed ionospheric ows with the CUTLASS Finland radar  

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Finland radar G. Provan, T. K. Yeoman Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester as detected by the CUTLASS Finland HF radar. These ¯ows have been suggested as being created scan data from the CUT- LASS Finland radar have been analysed in order to perform a statistical study

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Potential Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Cask Drop in the K West Basin South Loadout Pit  

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The purpose of this calculation note is to document the probabilistic calculation of a potential drop of a multi-canister overpack (MCO) cask or MCO cask and immersion pail on a per lift basis at the K West Basin south loadout pit. This calculation note supports both initial cask loading system alignment activities and normal operations. To perform normal operations in the basin, an MCO cask needs to be lifted four different times. A probabilistic calculation of the potential for a drop will be used for the MCO lifts required during operations. The point estimate value calculated for the probability of a potential drop in the south loadout pit is 1.5 x 10{sup -5} per lift. The probability of 1.5 x 10{sup -5} per lift is approximately a factor of two smaller than the midpoint of the crane load drop failure data provided in NUREG-0612, Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Power Plants. The point estimate value for the frequency of potential drops in the south loadout pit is 6.0 x 10{sup -5} per MCO, based on four lifts per MCO. With an MCO-drop accident frequency limit of 0.01 per year, the number of MCOs that can be handled in the south loadout pit must be limited to 165 MCOs per year.

RITTMANN, P.D.

2001-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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I. I. Rabi, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Radar  

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I. I. Rabi, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Radar I. I. Rabi, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Radar Resources with Additional Information I.I. Rabi Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory 'Isidor Isaac Rabi [was] a pioneer in exploring the atom and a major force in 20th-century physics.'1 He won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei". 'His work in turn made possible the precise measurements necessary for the development of the atomic clock, the laser and the diagnostic scanning of the human body by nuclear magnetic resonance. '1 In 1929, Dr. Rabi started working at Columbia University, where he conducted molecular beam research. However, 'Rabi did not relish the task of coaxing from a departmental chairman or dean even the relatively modest funds needed for molecular beam equipment.'2 When Harold Urey, a professor at Columbia, won the 1934 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of deuterium, he also received 'an award from the Carnegie Foundation of about $8,000 to assist his research. Urey had no immediate need of this munificence'2 and gave part of it to Dr. Rabi 'so he could continue his research. By 1937 that research had led him to the technique for which he won his Nobel Prize. '1

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A comparison of spotlight synthetic aperture radar image formation techniques  

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Spotlight synthetic aperture radar images can be formed from the complex phase history data using two main techniques: (1) polar-to-cartesian interpolation followed by two-dimensional inverse Fourier transform (2DFFT), and (2) convolution backprojection (CBP). CBP has been widely used to reconstruct medical images in computer aided tomography, and only recently has been applied to form synthetic aperture radar imagery. It is alleged that CBP yields higher quality images because (1) all the Fourier data are used and (2) the polar formatted data is used directly to form a 2D Cartesian image and therefore 2D interpolation is not required. This report compares the quality of images formed by CBP and several modified versions of the 2DFFT method. We show from an image quality point of view that CBP is equivalent to first windowing the phase history data and then interpolating to an exscribed rectangle. From a mathematical perspective, we should expect this conclusion since the same Fourier data are used to form the SAR image. We next address the issue of parallel implementation of each algorithm. We dispute previous claims that CBP is more readily parallelizable than the 2DFFT method. Our conclusions are supported by comparing execution times between massively parallel implementations of both algorithms, showing that both experience similar decreases in computation time, but that CBP takes significantly longer to form an image.

Knittle, C.D.; Doren, N.E.; Jakowatz, C.V.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar Observations of the 2011 October Draconid Outburst  

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A strong outburst of the October Draconid meteor shower was predicted for October 8, 2011. Here we present the observations obtained by the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) during the 2011 outburst. CMOR recorded 61 multi-station Draconid echoes and 179 single-station overdense Draconid echoes (covering the magnitude range of +3 <= MV <= +7) between 16-20h UT on October 8, 2011. The mean radiant for the outburst was determined to be a_g = 261.9o +/- 0.3o, d_g = +55.3o +/- 0.3o (J2000) from observations of the underdense multi-station echoes. This radiant location agrees with model predictions to ~1o . The determined geocentric velocity was found to be ~10-15% lower than the model value (17.0 - 19.1 km s^-1 versus 20.4 km s^-1), a discrepancy we attribute to undercorrection for atmospheric deceleration of low density Draconid meteoroids as well as to poor radar radiant geometry during the outburst peak. The mass index at the time of the outburst was determined to be ~ 1.75 using the amplitude distribut...

Ye, Quanzhi; Campbell-Brown, Margaret D; Weryk, Robert J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Merged and corrected 915 MHz Radar Wind Profiler moments  

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The radar wind profiler (RWP) present at the SGP central facility operates at 915 MHz and was reconfigured in early 2011, to collect key sets of measurements for precipitation and boundary layer studies. The RWP is configured to run in two main operating modes: a precipitation (PR) mode with frequent vertical observations and a boundary layer (BL) mode that is similar to what has been traditionally applied to RWPs. To address issues regarding saturation of the radar signal, range resolution and maximum range, the RWP PR mode is set to operate with two different pulse lengths, termed as short pulse (SP) and long pulse (LP). Please refer to the RWP handbook (Coulter, 2012) for further information. Data from the RWP PR-SP and PR-LP modes have been extensively used to study deep precipitating clouds, especially their dynamical structure as the RWP data does not suffer from signal attenuation during these conditions (Giangrande et al., 2013). Tridon et al. (2013) used the data collected during the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) to improve the estimation of noise floor of the RWP recorded Doppler spectra.

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Nucleate boiling pressure drop in an annulus: Book 4  

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The application of the work described in this report is the production reactors at the Savannah River Site, and the context is nuclear reactor safety. The Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) scenario considered involves a double-ended break of a primary coolant pipe in the reactor. During a LOCA, the flow through portions of the reactor may reverse direction or be greatly reduced, depending upon the location of the break. The reduced flow rate of coolant (D{sub 2}O) through the fuel assembly channels of the reactor -- downflow in this situation -- can lead to boiling and to the potential for flow instabilities which may cause some of the fuel assembly channels to overheat and melt. That situation is to be avoided. The experimental approach is to provide a test annulus which simulates geometry, materials, and flow conditions in a Mark-22 fuel assembly (Coolant Channel 3) to the extent possible. The annulus has a full-scale geometry, and in fat uses SRL dummy hardware for the inner annulus wall in the ribbed geometry. The materials aluminum. The annulus is uniformly heated in the axial direction, but the circumferential heat flux can be varied to provide ``power tilt`` or asymmetric heating of the inner and outer annulus walls. The test facility uses H{sub 2}O rather than D{sub 2}O, but it includes the effects of dissolved helium gas present in the reactor. The key analysis approaches are: To compare the minima in the measured demand curves with analytical criteria, in particular the Saha-Zuber (1974) model; and to compare the pressure and temperature as a function of length in the annulus with an integral model for flow boiling in a heated channel. This document consists of data plots and summary files of temperature measurements.

Block, J.A.; Crowley, C.; Dolan, F.X.; Sam, R.G.; Stoedefalke, B.H.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-wideband short-pulse radar with range accuracy for short range detection  

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An ultra-wideband (UWB) radar transmitter apparatus comprises a pulse generator configured to produce from a sinusoidal input signal a pulsed output signal having a series of baseband pulses with a first pulse repetition frequency (PRF). The pulse generator includes a plurality of components that each have a nonlinear electrical reactance. A signal converter is coupled to the pulse generator and configured to convert the pulsed output signal into a pulsed radar transmit signal having a series of radar transmit pulses with a second PRF that is less than the first PRF.

Rodenbeck, Christopher T; Pankonin, Jeffrey; Heintzleman, Richard E; Kinzie, Nicola Jean; Popovic, Zorana P

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado | Department of  

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado December 8, 2011 - 12:47pm Addthis An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Developing a robust, self-sustaining biofuels industry is key to our efforts to end U.S dependence on foreign oil and to ensure a secure energy future. A crucial step in advancing a domestic biofuels industry is to establish integrated biorefineries across the country. Biorefineries are similar to petroleum refineries in concept; however,

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop By 2020 |  

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop By 2020 Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20 Percent Energy Drop By 2020 November 9, 2011 - 10:00am Addthis This is the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Breakout Session Panel with representatives from the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability, Southface, the U.S. General Services Administration, and two Atlanta BBC partner organizations. | Photo courtesy of Fred Perry Photography This is the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Breakout Session Panel with representatives from the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability, Southface, the U.S. General Services Administration, and two Atlanta BBC partner organizations. | Photo courtesy of Fred Perry Photography Maria Tikoff Vargas

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Poloidal Flow and Toroidal Particle Ring Formation in a Sessile Drop Driven by Megahertz Order Vibration  

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(5) We report the appearance of poloidal flow in a sessile drop via high-frequency acoustic excitation, recirculation about a circular locus with a characteristic length scale defined by the confinement of the fluid, because it is in toroidal tokamaks intended for plasma containment in nuclear fusion,(6) in the mantle between the solid core and flexible crust of the earth,(7) and in immiscible spherical drops(8) within another fluid and transported because of acceleration. ... For the flow experiments, water drops of radii R = 1.5 mm were placed on the substrate and a signal generator (SML01, Rhode & Schwarz Pty. Ltd., North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia) and amplifier (10W1000C, Amplifier Research, Souderton, PA) were used to provide a continuous sinusoidal electrical input at the defined frequency f. ...

Amgad R. Rezk; Leslie Y. Yeo; James R. Friend

2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Granular impact cratering by liquid drops: Understanding raindrop imprints through an analogy of asteroid strikes  

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When a granular material is impacted by a sphere, its surface deforms like a liquid yet it preserves a circular crater like a solid. Although the mechanism of granular impact cratering by solid spheres is well understood, our knowledge on granular impact cratering by liquid drops is still very limited. Using high-speed photography, we investigate liquid-drop impact dynamics on granular media. Surprisingly, we find that granular impact cratering by liquid drops follows the same energy scaling as that of asteroid impact cratering. Inspired by this similarity, we develop a simple model that quantitatively describes the observed crater morphologies. Our study sheds light on the mechanisms governing raindrop impacts on granular surfaces and reveals an interesting analogy between familiar phenomena of raining and catastrophic asteroid strikes.

Runchen Zhao; Qianyun Zhang; Hendro Tjugito; Xiang Cheng

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado | Department of  

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Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado December 8, 2011 - 12:47pm Addthis An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. An aerial view of Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) in Commerce City, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Rentech. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Developing a robust, self-sustaining biofuels industry is key to our efforts to end U.S dependence on foreign oil and to ensure a secure energy future. A crucial step in advancing a domestic biofuels industry is to establish integrated biorefineries across the country. Biorefineries are similar to petroleum refineries in concept; however,

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Iterative Self-Dual Reconstruction on Radar Image Recovery  

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Imaging systems as ultrasound, sonar, laser and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) are subjected to speckle noise during image acquisition. Before analyzing these images, it is often necessary to remove the speckle noise using filters. We combine properties of two mathematical morphology filters with speckle statistics to propose a signal-dependent noise filter to multiplicative noise. We describe a multiscale scheme that preserves sharp edges while it smooths homogeneous areas, by combining local statistics with two mathematical morphology filters: the alternating sequential and the self-dual reconstruction algorithms. The experimental results show that the proposed approach is less sensitive to varying window sizes when applied to simulated and real SAR images in comparison with standard filters.

Martins, Charles; Medeiros, Fatima; Ushizima, Daniela; Bezerra, Francisco; Marques, Regis; Mascarenhas, Nelson

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler (915RWP) Handbook  

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The 915 MHz radar wind profiler/radio acoustic sounding system (RWP/RASS) measures wind profiles and backscattered signal strength between (nominally) 0.1 km and 5 km and virtual temperature profiles between 0.1 km and 2.5 km. It operates by transmitting electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere and measuring the strength and frequency of backscattered energy. Virtual temperatures are recovered by transmitting an acoustic signal vertically and measuring the electromagnetic energy scattered from the acoustic wavefront. Because the propagation speed of the acoustic wave is proportional to the square root of the virtual temperature of the air, the virtual temperature can be recovered by measuring the Doppler shift of the scattered electromagnetic wave.

Coulter, R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Phase coded, micro-power impulse radar motion sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A motion sensing, micro-power impulse radar MIR impresses on the transmitted signal, or the received pulse timing signal, one or more frequencies lower than the pulse repetition frequency, that become intermediate frequencies in a "IF homodyne" receiver. Thus, many advantages of classical RF receivers can be thereby be realized with ultra-wide band radar. The sensor includes a transmitter which transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal at a nominal pulse repetition frequency. A receiver samples echoes of the sequence of electromagnetic pulses from objects within the field with controlled timing, in response to a receive timing signal, and generates a sample signal in response to the samples. A timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The relative timing of the transmit timing signal and the receive timing signal is modulated between a first relative delay and a second relative delay at an intermediate frequency, causing the receiver to sample the echoes such that the time between transmissions of pulses in the sequence and samples by the receiver is modulated at the intermediate frequency. Modulation may be executed by modulating the pulse repetition frequency which drives the transmitter, by modulating the delay circuitry which controls the relative timing of the sample strobe, or by modulating amplitude of the transmitted pulses. The electromagnetic pulses will have a nominal center frequency related to pulse width, and the first relative delay and the second relative delay between which the timing signals are modulated, differ by less than the nominal pulse width, and preferably by about one-quarter wavelength at the nominal center frequency of the transmitted pulses.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lightning and radar observations of hurricane Rita landfall  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) owns and operates an array of Very-Low Frequency (VLF) sensors that measure the Radio-Frequency (RF) waveforms emitted by Cloud-to-Ground (CG) and InCloud (IC) lightning. This array, the Los Alamos Sferic Array (LASA), has approximately 15 sensors concentrated in the Great Plains and Florida, which detect electric field changes in a bandwidth from 200 Hz to 500 kHz (Smith et al., 2002). Recently, LANL has begun development of a new dual-band RF sensor array that includes the Very-High Frequency (VHF) band as well as the VLF. Whereas VLF lightning emissions can be used to deduce physical parameters such as lightning type and peak current, VHF emissions can be used to perform precise 3d mapping of individual radiation sources, which can number in the thousands for a typical CG flash. These new dual-band sensors will be used to monitor lightning activity in hurricanes in an effort to better predict intensification cycles. Although the new LANL dual-band array is not yet operational, we have begun initial work utilizing both VLF and VHF lightning data to monitor hurricane evolution. In this paper, we present the temporal evolution of Rita's landfall using VLF and VHF lightning data, and also WSR-88D radar. At landfall, Rita's northern eyewall experienced strong updrafts and significant lightning activity that appear to mark a transition between oceanic hurricane dynamics and continental thunderstorm dynamics. In section 2, we give a brief overview of Hurricane Rita, including its development as a hurricane and its lightning history. In the following section, we present WSR-88D data of Rita's landfall, including reflectivity images and temporal variation. In section 4, we present both VHF and VLF lightning data, overplotted on radar reflectivity images. Finally, we discuss our observations, including a comparison to previous studies and a brief conclusion.

Henderson, Bradley G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Suszcynsky, David M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamlin, Timothy E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jeffery, C A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wiens, Kyle C [TEXAS TECH U.; Orville, R E [TEXAS A& M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foot drop resulting from degenerative lumbar spinal diseases: Clinical characteristics and prognosis  

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Abstract Foot drop is a condition that can substantially add to the disability of patients with degenerative lumbar spinal disorders. The most common degenerative conditions associated with foot drop are lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis. The level most commonly affected is the L4/5 spinal level. Most patients are treated with surgery, although there is insufficient evidence to support that surgery is superior to conservative therapy. In most surgical patients, foot dorsiflexion will improve to some degree. The preoperative power of foot dorsiflexion is the key factor associated with prognosis.

Yue Wang; Andrew Nataraj

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop in square duct with two opposite repeated rib-roughened walls  

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HEAT TRANSFER AND PRESSURE DROP IN SQUARE DUCT WITH TWO OPPOSITE REPEATED RIB-ROUGHENED WALLS A Thesis CHIANG-KUO LEI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering HEAT TRANSFER AND PRESSURE DROP IN SQUARE DUCT WITH TWO OPPOSITE REPEATED RIB-ROUGHENED WALLS A Thesis by CHIANG-KUO LEI Approved as to style and content by: , ~p= jd~. = e-C in Han...

Lei, Chiang-Kuo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of a local change of depth on the behavior of bouncing oil drops  

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The work of Couder \\textit{et al} (see also Bush \\textit{et al}) inspired consideration of the impact of a submerged obstacle, providing a local change of depth, on the behavior of oil drops in the bouncing regime. In the linked videos, we recreate some of their results for a drop bouncing on a uniform depth bath of the same liquid undergoing vertical oscillations just below the conditions for Faraday instability, and show a range of new behaviors associated with change of depth. This article accompanies a fluid dynamics video entered into the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Carmigniani, Remi; Symon, Sean; McKeon, Beverley J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Millikan oil drops" as quantum transducers between electromagnetic and gravitational radiation  

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Pairs of Planck-mass-scale drops of superfluid helium coated by electrons (i.e., "Millikan oil drops"), when levitated in the presence of strong magnetic fields and at low temperatures, can be efficient quantum transducers between electromagnetic (EM) and gravitational (GR) radiation. A Hertz-like experiment, in which EM waves are converted at the source into GR waves, and then back-converted at the receiver from GR waves back into EM waves, should be practical to perform. This would open up observations of the gravity-wave analog of the Cosmic Microwave Background from the extremely early Big Bang, and also communications directly through the interior of the Earth.

Raymond Y. Chiao

2007-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer and pressure drop of supercritical carbon dioxide flowing in several printed circuit heat exchanger channel patterns  

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Closed-loop Brayton cycles using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO{sub 2}) show potential for use in high-temperature power generation applications including High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGR) and Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFR). Compared to Rankine cycles SCO{sub 2} Brayton cycles offer similar or improved efficiency and the potential for decreased capital costs due to a reduction in equipment size and complexity. Compact printed-circuit heat exchangers (PCHE) are being considered as part of several SCO{sub 2} Brayton designs to further reduce equipment size with increased energy density. Several designs plan to use a gas cooler operating near the pseudo-critical point of carbon dioxide to benefit from large variations in thermophysical properties, but further work is needed to validate correlations for heat transfer and pressure-drop characteristics of SCO{sub 2} flows in candidate PCHE channel designs for a variety of operating conditions. This paper presents work on experimental measurements of the heat transfer and pressure drop behavior of miniature channels using carbon dioxide at supercritical pressure. Results from several plate geometries tested in horizontal cooling-mode flow are presented, including a straight semi-circular channel, zigzag channel with a bend angle of 80 degrees, and a channel with a staggered array of extruded airfoil pillars modeled after a NACA 0020 airfoil with an 8.1 mm chord length facing into the flow. Heat transfer coefficients and bulk temperatures are calculated from measured local wall temperatures and local heat fluxes. The experimental results are compared to several methods for estimating the friction factor and Nusselt number of cooling-mode flows at supercritical pressures in millimeter-scale channels. (authors)

Carlson, M. [Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 839 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Kruizenga, A. [Sandia National Laboratory (United States); Anderson, M.; Corradini, M. [Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 839 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: W-Band ARM Cloud Radar  

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar System W-Band ARM Cloud Radar System Mead, James ProSensing Inc. Widener, Kevin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The W-Band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) is a dual polarization 95 GHz radar that will be deployed at the SGP CART site in the spring of 2005. The WACR system will be installed in the existing MMCR shelter, and will provide continuous zenith pointing measurements of clouds to compliment measurements provided by MMCR. Built by ProSensing Inc. of Amherst, MA, the WACR system include a high peak power (1.5 kW) EIKA transmitter, low noise receiver, and PC-based digital receiver. In addition to an internal calibration procedure, an electronically controlled deflector plate mounted on the roof of the MMCR shelter will be used to periodically illuminate a

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Ground penetrating radar characterization of wood piles and the water table in Back Bay, Boston  

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Ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys are performed to determine the depth to the water table and the tops of wood piles beneath a residential structure at 122 Beacon Street in Back Bay, Boston. The area of Boston known ...

LeFrançois, Suzanne O'Neil, 1980-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Raindrop Fall Velocity and Axis Ratio Errors on Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimation  

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Motivated by the field observations of fall velocity and axis ratio deviations from predicted terminal velocity and equilibrium axis ratio values, the combined effects of raindrop fall velocity and axis ratio deviations on dual-polarization radar ...

Bin Pei; Firat Y. Testik; Mekonnen Gebremichael

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Ground Clutter Mitigation for Weather Radars Using the Autocorrelation Spectral Density  

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Radar returns from the ground, known as ground clutter, can contaminate weather signals, often resulting in severely biased meteorological estimates. If not removed, these contaminants may artificially inflate quantitative precipitation estimates ...

Sebastián M. Torres; David A. Warde

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analog FIR Filter Used for Range-Optimal Pulsed Radar Applications  

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of implementing the matched filter with an analog FIR filter is proposed. The FIR filter provides a linear phase response which is suitable for radar applications. Analog FIR filters can be implemented in the discrete domain, requiring operational amplifiers...

Su, Eric Chen

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

342

A model for forming airborne synthetic aperture radar images of underground targets  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) from an airborne platform has been proposed for imaging targets beneath the earth`s surface. The propagation of the radar`s energy within the ground, however, is much different than in the earth`s atmosphere. The result is signal refraction, echo delay, propagation losses, dispersion, and volumetric scattering. These all combine to make SAR image formation from an airborne platform much more challenging than a surface imaging counterpart. This report treats the ground as a lossy dispersive half-space, and presents a model for the radar echo based on measurable parameters. The model is then used to explore various imaging schemes, and image properties. Dynamic range is discussed, as is the impact of loss on dynamic range. Modified window functions are proposed to mitigate effects of sidelobes of shallow targets overwhelming deeper targets.

Doerry, A.W.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave Properties of Ice-Phase Hydrometeors for Radar and Radiometers: Sensitivity to Model Assumptions  

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A simplified framework is presented for assessing the qualitative sensitivities of computed microwave properties, satellite brightness temperatures, and radar reflectivities to assumptions concerning the physical properties of ice-phase ...

Benjamin T. Johnson; Grant W. Petty; Gail Skofronick-Jackson

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stratiform and Convective Precipitation Observed by Multiple Radars during the DYNAMO/AMIE Experiment  

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In this study, methods of convective/stratiform precipitation classification and surface rain-rate estimation based on the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) cloud radar measurements were developed and evaluated. Simultaneous and ...

Min Deng; Pavlos Kollias; Zhe Feng; Chidong Zhang; Charles N. Long; Heike Kalesse; Arunchandra Chandra; Vickal V. Kumar; Alain Protat

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of Tornado Warnings by Doppler Radar Measurement of Mesocyclone Rotational Kinetic Energy  

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A significant improvement in the reliability and timeliness of tornado warnings can be achieved through quantitative measurement by Doppler radar of selected mesocyclone features. The mesocyclone, a midsize circulation found in some of the most ...

Ralph J. Donaldson Jr.; Paul R. Desrochers

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictor Variables of the Maximum Radar Echo Activity on Convective Days  

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Digital radar data and atmospheric sounding information were analyzed with the intention of beginning a search for atmospheric parameters which are easily attainable, are independent of whether or not clouds are seeded, and either individually or ...

Gerard E. Klazura; Robert G. Pritchard

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of Depolarization of Circular Polarization in S-Band Radar Sensing of Alberta Storms  

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An analysis is given of storm events in 1982–85 in which the Alberta Research Council circularly polarized polarization diversity S-band radar recorded data indicating significant depolarization. The accompanying two-way differential propagation ...

Anthony R. Holt

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

On the Feasibility of Precisely Measuring the Properties of a Precipitating Cloud with a Weather Radar  

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In this paper the results of an investigation are presented that are concerned with the feasibility of employing a weather radar to make precise measurements of the properties of a precipitating cloud. A schematic cloud is proposed as a model...

Runnels, R.C.

349

Consistent patterns of Antarctic ice sheet interannual variations from ENVISAT radar altimetry and GRACE satellite gravimetry  

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......radar altimetry and GRACE satellite gravimetry Martin Horwath...regional atmospheric modelling. Satellite altimetry and satellite gravimetry...Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) variations of...though ENVISAT RA and GRACE satellite gravimetry have their specific......

Martin Horwath; Benoît Legrésy; Frédérique Rémy; Fabien Blarel; Jean-Michel Lemoine

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Precipitation from Numerical Weather Prediction Models and Satellites Using Values Retrieved from Radars  

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Precipitation is evaluated from two weather prediction models and satellites, taking radar-retrieved values as a reference. The domain is over the central and eastern United States, with hourly accumulated precipitation over 21 days for the ...

Slavko Vasi?; Charles A. Lin; Isztar Zawadzki; Olivier Bousquet; Diane Chaumont

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective Cells in Altocumulus Observed with a High-Resolution Radar  

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Very-high-resolution Doppler radar observations are used together with aircraft measurements to document the dynamic and thermodynamic structure of a dissipating altocumulus cloud system associated with a deep virga layer. The cloud layer ...

Jerome M. Schmidt; Piotr J. Flatau; Robert D. Yates

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Millimeter-Wavelength Dual-Polarization Doppler Radar for Cloud and Precipitation Studies  

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A pulse Doppler radar system operating at 35 GHz and having full polarization (linear and circular) diversity capability is described. Separate antennas are used for the transmitter and the receiver because this design approach allows better ...

F. Pasqualucci; B. W. Bartram; R. A. Kropfli; W. R. Moninger

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The BMRC/NCAR C-Band Polarimetric (C-POL) Radar System  

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The development of the first Australian C-band polarimetric/Doppler meteorological radar system (C-POL) is described. Motivated by the need to obtain improved rainfall estimation and the vertical profile of hydrometeors, C-POL was developed ...

T. Keenan; K. Glasson; F. Cummings; T. S. Bird; J. Keeler; J. Lutz

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainties Associated with Combining Airborne and Ground-Based Doppler Radar Data  

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Observations with airborne Doppler radar can expand the area of coverage and extend the time a moving weather system can remain under observation. Also, additional analysis methods are possible with the increase in independent estimates of the ...

Peter S. Ray; David P. Jorgensen

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground penetrating radar technique to locate coal mining related features: case studies in Texas  

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The goal of this research project is to identify the efficacy of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) technique in locating underground coal mine related subsidence features at Malakoff and Bastrop, Texas. The work at Malakoff has been done...

Save, Neelambari R

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

356

Wind-speed inversion from HF radar first-order backscatter signal  

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Land-based high-frequency (HF) radars have the unique capability of continuously monitoring ocean surface environments at ranges up to 200 km off the coast. They provide reliable data on ocean surface currents an...

Wei Shen; Klaus-Werner Gurgel; George Voulgaris; Thomas Schlick…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Pulse Compression Waveform for Improved-Sensitivity Weather Radar Observations  

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The progression of phased array weather observations, research, and planning over the past decade has led to significant advances in development efforts for future weather radar technologies. However, numerous challenges still remain for large-...

James M. Kurdzo; Boon Leng Cheong; Robert D. Palmer; Guifu Zhang; John B. Meier

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Measuring a Utility-Scale Turbine Wake Using the TTUKa Mobile Research Radars  

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Observations of the wake generated by a single utility-scale turbine and collected by the Texas Tech University Ka-band mobile research radars on 27 October 2011 are introduced. Remotely sensed turbine wake observations using lidar technology have ...

Brian D. Hirth; John L. Schroeder; W. Scott Gunter; Jerry G. Guynes

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Off-The-Grid X-band Weather Radar Network for the West  

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­ Industry ­ Government · UPRM, UMASS, OU and CSU #12;10,000 ft tornado wind snow 3.05km 04080120160200240 Radar Radar Specifications: · Furuno Marine Based · Frequency = 9.41 GHz · Peak Power = 4 kW / 25 k #12;Results #12;August 29, 2010 #12;Advantages · Low Cost ­ Almost 10 times cheaper than current · Low

Gilbes, Fernando

360

Thickness estimation of subsurface layers in asphalt pavement using monstatic ground penetrating radar  

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THICKNESS ESTIMATION OF SUBSURFACE LAYERS IN ASPHALT PAVEMENT USING MONSTATIC GROUND PENETRATING RADAR A Thesis CHUN LOK LAU Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering THICKNESS ESTIMATION OF SUBSURFACE LAYERS IN ASPHALT PAVEMENT USING MONSTATIC GROUND PENETRATING RADAR A Thesis CHUN LOK LAU Approved as to style and content by...

Lau, Chun Lok

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of smoothing the Doppler radar derived wind field on perturbation pressure retrieval  

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THE EFFECT OF SMOOTHING THE DOPPLER RADAR DERIVED WIND FIELD ON PERTURBATION PRESSURE RETRIEVAL A Thesis by GEORGE PHILIP ROSSER, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1986 Major Subject: Meteorology THE EFFECT OF SMOOTHING THE DOPPLER RADAR DERIVED WIND FIELD ON PERTURBATION PRESSURE RETRIEVAL A Thesis by GEORGE PHILIP ROSSER, JR. Approved as to style and content by...

Rosser, George Philip

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational Arome New Arome version in test Radar observation Report 2009  

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, a new version of our Earth-System model has been prepared to guarantee our contributions to the upcoming 5th IPCC report. Consultations with IPSL have started to share a larger part of the Earth System modelling infrastructure. Re- search has largely contributed to the gro- wing offer of Météo

Ribes, Aurélien

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Tin City Long Range Radar Station Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Tin City Long Range Radar Station Wind Farm Tin City Long Range Radar Station Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Tin City Long Range Radar Station Wind Farm Facility Tin City Long Range Radar Station Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Tin City Long Range Radar Station Developer Tanadgusix Corp. Energy Purchaser Tin City Long Range Radar Station Location Nome AK Coordinates 65.559372°, -167.949686° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":65.559372,"lon":-167.949686,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The Status of the ACRF Millimeter Wave Cloud Radars (MMCRs), the Path Forward for Future MMCR Upgrades, the Concept of 3D Volume Imaging Radar and the UAV Radar  

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The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) operates millimeter wavelength cloud radars (MMCRs) in several climatological regimes. The MMCRs, are the primary observing tool for quantifying the properties of nearly all radiatively important clouds over the ACRF sites. The first MMCR was installed at the ACRF Southern Great Plains (SGP) site nine years ago and its original design can be traced to the early 90s. Since then, several MMCRs have been deployed at the ACRF sites, while no significant hardware upgrades have been performed. Recently, a two-stage upgrade (first C-40 Digital Signal Processors [DSP]-based, and later the PC-Integrated Radar AcQuisition System [PIRAQ-III] digital receiver) of the MMCR signal-processing units was completed. Our future MMCR related goals are: 1) to have a cloud radar system that continues to have high reliability and uptime and 2) to suggest potential improvements that will address increased sensitivity needs, superior sampling and low cost maintenance of the MMCRs. The Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) technology, the frequency (35-GHz), the radio frequency (RF) layout, antenna, the calibration and radar control procedure and the environmental enclosure of the MMCR remain assets for our ability to detect the profile of hydrometeors at all heights in the troposphere at the ACRF sites.

P Kollias; MA Miller; KB Widener; RT Marchand; TP Ackerman

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels  

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On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels Vijay Gupta, Babak Hassibi, Richard M Murray Abstract-- In this paper we look at the problem of multi- sensor data fusion but also since multiple types of sensors can potentially be used that generate observations related

Gupta, Vijay

366

CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Both Indexes Drop in July  

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Statistics. The Nevada Coincident Employment Index includes four employment measures ­ household employmentCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Both Indexes Drop in July The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using an index of employment

Ahmad, Sajjad

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CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Both Indexes Drop for Second Month  

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the seasonally adjusted data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Nevada Coincident Employment IndexCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Both Indexes Drop for Second Month The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using an index

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes EPFL -Fall Semester 2013-2014 "Money drop" updated game rules  

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Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes EPFL - Fall Semester 2013-2014 "Money drop" updated game rules Principle of the game: 1. At the beginning of the game, a certain amount of money is given your (current) amount of money on these possible answers. - All the money put on a wrong answer

Lévêque, Olivier

369

Statistical Estimation of Circuit Timing Vulnerability Due to Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop  

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Statistical Estimation of Circuit Timing Vulnerability Due to Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage voltage drops on the power grid that can affect circuit timing. We propose a statistical analysis supply voltage to circuit devices is referred to as the power grid. The consequences of power grid

Najm, Farid N.

370

Experiments on adding a surfactant to water drops boiling on a hot surface  

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...surfactant to boiling water drops 675 done with three...0 ppm (i.e. pure water), 100 ppm and 1000...and ambient pressure (atmospheric). 2. Experimental...surfactant to 800 g of water. The water was distilled...solution in the droplet generator the syringe, needle...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Drop-nets for Wild Pig Damage and Disease Abatement  

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pigs were first observed on the ranch in the mid 1990?s. In 2000, NF took ownership of ORR. Bill Hoffmann owns HR. It is unknown when pigs were first observed on ORR or HR. Past wild pig management included drop-nets and corral traps on ORR...

Gaskamp, Joshua Alden

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Academic Renewal Policy Undergraduate students who have dropped out or have been suspended because of poor  

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Academic Renewal Policy Undergraduate students who have dropped out or have been suspended because at Louisiana Tech University under the provisions of academic renewal. The following conditions apply: 1 was last registered for credit at any college or university and being enrolled under academic renewal. 2

Selmic, Sandra

373

Pressure drops for direct steam generation in line-focus solar thermal systems  

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the focus of the solar collector, and then generate steam outside the collector in a large heat exchanger applicable to DSG in long horizontal pipes as required for the current work with a line-focus collector. #12Pressure drops for direct steam generation in line-focus solar thermal systems John Pye1 , Graham

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DISDROMETER RAIN DROP STATISTICS FOR DARWIN AND THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS SITE  

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DISDROMETER RAIN DROP STATISTICS FOR DARWIN AND THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS SITE M. J. Bartholomew Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02- 98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy. The publisher-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript

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Managing energy in a network of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers  

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We show how to improve the energy consumption in an all optical ring network based on reconfigurable optical add and drop multiplexers (ROADM in the following). The analysis is based on numerical analysis of discrete time Markov chains and some heuristics to design an efficient network configuration. We also present a software tool built to perform this performance analysis.

Jean-Michel Fourneau; Nora Izri; Dominique Verchère

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equilibrium behavior of sessile drops under surface tension, applied external fields, and material variations  

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Equilibrium behavior of sessile drops under surface tension, applied external fields, and material properties such as dielectric constants, resistivities, and surface tension coefficients. The analysis energy storage in the liquid, will lead to 1/R ``line-tension''-type terms if and only if the energy

Shapiro, Benjamin

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Eye drop: an interaction concept for gaze-supported point-to-point content transfer  

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The shared displays in our environment contain content that we desire. Furthermore, we often acquire content for a specific purpose, i.e., the acquisition of a phone number to place a call. We have developed a content transfer concept, Eye Drop. Eye ...

Jayson Turner; Andreas Bulling; Jason Alexander; Hans Gellersen

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Quantifying Pressure Drop and Effects of Standard Chemotherapeutic Drugs Inside of a Microfluidic Device  

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Quantifying Pressure Drop and Effects of Standard Chemotherapeutic Drugs Inside of a Microfluidic of microfluidic chambers and channels. Tumor spheroids are introduced, or "packed", into the chambers via the microfluidic channels, and will slowly grow inside of the device. Future uses for this chip will hopefully

Mountziaris, T. J.

379

Air-dropped sensor network for real-time high-fidelity volcano monitoring  

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This paper presents the design and deployment experience of an air-dropped wireless sensor network for volcano hazard monitoring. The deployment of five stations into the rugged crater of Mount St. Helens only took one hour with a helicopter. The stations ... Keywords: design and deployment, sensor network

Wen-Zhan Song; Renjie Huang; Mingsen Xu; Andy Ma; Behrooz Shirazi; Richard LaHusen

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Compound pendant drop tensiometry for surface tension measurement at zero Bond  

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is stationary, the net force acting on it must be zero. The net force is the sum of three forces: (iCompound pendant drop tensiometry for surface tension measurement at zero Bond number of the particle Fweight acting downwards. We now calculate each of these components separately, adopting

Chan, Derek Y C

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Granular impact cratering by liquid drops: Understanding raindrop imprints through an analogy to asteroid strikes  

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When a granular material is impacted by a sphere, its surface deforms like a liquid yet it preserves a circular crater like a solid. Although the mechanism of granular impact cratering by solid spheres is well explored, our knowledge on granular impact cratering by liquid drops is still very limited. Here, by combining high-speed photography with high-precision laser profilometry, we investigate liquid-drop impact dynamics on granular surface and monitor the morphology of resulting impact craters. Surprisingly, we find that, despite the enormous energy and length difference, granular impact cratering by liquid drops follows the same energy scaling and reproduces the same crater morphology as that of asteroid impact craters. Inspired by this similarity, we integrate the physical insight from planetary sciences, the liquid marble model from fluid mechanics and the concept of jamming transition from granular physics into a simple theoretical framework that quantitatively describes all the main features of liquid-drop imprints in granular media. Our study sheds light on the mechanisms governing raindrop impacts on granular surfaces and reveals a remarkable analogy between familiar phenomena of raining and catastrophic asteroid strikes.

Runchen Zhao; Qianyun Zhang; Hendro Tjugito; Xiang Cheng

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

382

Analytical and Experimental Study of Annular Two-Phase Flow Friction Pressure Drop Under Microgravity  

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to design reliable two-phase systems. The main objective of this present research is to develop a new mathematical model that can accurately predict the annular two-phase friction pressure drop to optimize the design of two-phase systems. The two-phase flow...

Nguyen, Ngoc Thanh

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

383

Delamination at Thick Ply Drops in Carbon and Glass Fiber Laminates Under Fatigue Loading  

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1 Delamination at Thick Ply Drops in Carbon and Glass Fiber Laminates Under Fatigue Loading Daniel in composites with thickness tapering has been a concern in applications of carbon fibers. This study explored the resistance to delamination under fatigue loading of carbon and glass fiber prepreg laminates with the same

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Radiative Impacts on the Growth of a Population of Drops within Simulated Summertime Arctic Stratus  

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The impact of solar heating and infrared cooling on the growth of a population of drops is studied with two numerical modeling frameworks. An eddy-resolving model (ERM) simulation of Arctic stratus clouds is used to generate a dataset of 500 ...

Jerry Y. Harrington; Graham Feingold; William R. Cotton

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Sudden Lifetime Drop Phenomena and their Effective Cures in PF-ring and PF-AR  

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In PF-ring and PF-AR, sudden drops in the electron beam lifetime, which are attributed to dust trapping, were frequently observed after extensive renewals of the storage rings. The reduced-lifetime state sometimes lasts for a few hours, and the mitigation of this problem was strongly demanded for stable user operations. Since a major source of dust particles was thought to be a distributed ion pump (DIP), we attempted switching the DIPs off during user operations in both the rings. As a result, occurrence of the lifetime drops was almost completely suppressed during single-bunch mode in PF-ring, while the occurrence frequency was reduced by only 38% in PF-AR. We found that the lifetime drops were sometimes accompanied by a transient increase in the vacuum pressure at some discharge-prone devices. Based on the hypothesis that the harmful dust could be generated by an electric discharge in vacuum, we attempted the conditioning of these devices in PF-AR by storing 25% higher current than usual. By combination of the DIP-OFF operation and the high-current conditioning, the occurrence frequency of the lifetime drops in PF-AR was reduced by no less than 67%.

Tanimoto, Yasunori; Honda, Tohru; Uchiyama, Takashi; Nogami, Takashi [Accelerator Laboratory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

386

Coalescence of Drops Near A Hydrophilic Boundary Leads to Long Range Directed Motion  

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A new mechanism for the passive removal of drop on a horizontal surface is described that does not require pre-fabrication of a surface energy gradient. The method relies upon the preparation of alternate hydrophilic/hydrophobic stripes on a surface. When one side of this surface is exposed to steam, with its other surface convectively cooled with cold water, steam condenses as a continuous film on the hydrophilic stripes but as droplets on the hydrophobic stripes. Coalescence leads to a random motion of the center of mass of the fused drops on the surface, which are readily removed as they reach near the boundary of the hydrophobic and hydrophilic zones thus resulting in a net diffusive flux of the coalesced drops from the hydrophobic to the hydrophilic stripes of the surface. Although an in-situ produced thermal gradient due to differential heat transfer coefficients of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic stripes could provide additional driving force for such a motion, it is, however, not a necessary condition for motion to occur. This method of creating directed motion of drops does not require a pre-existing wettability gradient and may have useful applications in thermal management devices.

Manoj K. Chaudhury; Aditi Chakrabarti; Tapasya Tibrewal

2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Splashing from drop impact into a deep  

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surrounding gases. We find that the splashing threshold depends on the gas's dynamic viscosity, but not its, and disintegrates into a spray of secondary droplets. Nonetheless, many basic details of this process remain obscure. Fezzaa and R. D. Deegan Fluid Viscosity Density Surface tension Drop Diameter (cp) (g/cm3 ) (dyne/cm) (cm

Deegan, Robert

388

Water usage dropping on campus, but UT hopes to lower it more  

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Water usage dropping on campus, but UT hopes to lower it more Photo Credit: Zachary Strain | Daily six years, UT has worked to decrease its water usage, but the University still has a ways to go if it the University was using one billion gallons of water per year. Across buildings, irrigation, chilling stations

Johnston, Daniel

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transportation System licensed hardware second certification test series and package shock mount system test  

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This paper presents a summary of two separate drop test activities that were performed in support of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System (RTGTS). The first portion of this paper presents the second series of drop testing required to demonstrate that the RTG package design meets the requirements of {ital Title} 10, {ital Code} {ital of} {ital Federal} {ital Regulations}, {open_quote}{open_quote}Part 71{close_quote}{close_quote} (10 CFR 71). Results of the first test series, performed in July 1994, demonstrated that some design changes were necessary. The package design was modified to improve test performance and the design changes were incorporated into the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). The second full-size certification test article (CTA-2) incorporated the modified design and was tested at the U.S. Department of Energy{close_quote}s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. With the successful completion of the test series, and pending DOE Office of Facility Safety Analysis approval of the SARP, a certificate of compliance will be issued for the RTG package allowing its use. The second portion of this paper presents the design and testing of the RTG Package Mount System. The RTG package mount was designed to protect the RTG from excessive vibration during transport, provide shock protection during on/off loading, and provide a mechanism for moving the RTG package with a forklift. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810E, {ital Transit} {ital Drop} {ital Procedure} (DOE 1989), was used to verify that the shock limiting system limited accelerations in excess of 15 G{close_quote}s at frequencies below 150 Hz. Results of the package mount drop tests indicate that an impact force of 15 G{close_quote}s was not exceeded in any test from a free drop height of 457 mm (18 in.). {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Ferrell, P.C.; Moody, D.A. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P.O. Box 1970, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transporation System licensed hardware second certification test series and package shock mount system test  

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This paper presents a summary of two separate drop test a e performed in support of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System (RTGTS). The first portion of this paper presents the second series of drop testing required to demonstrate that the RTG package design meets the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, ``Part 71`` (10 CFR 71). Results of the first test series, performed in July 1994, demonstrated that some design changes were necessary. The package design was modified to improve test performance and the design changes were incorporated into the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). The second full-size certification test article (CTA-2) incorporated the modified design and was tested at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. With the successful completion of the test series, and pending DOE Office of Facility Safety Analysis approval of the SARP, a certificate of compliance will be issued for the RTG package allowing its use. The second portion of this paper presents the design and testing of the RTG Package Mount System. The RTG package mount was designed to protect the RTG from excessive vibration during transport, provide shock protection during on/off loading, and provide a mechanism for moving the RTG package with a forklift. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810E, Transit Drop Procedure (DOE 1989), was used to verify that the shock limiting system limited accelerations in excess of 15 G`s at frequencies below 150 Hz. Results of the package mount drop tests indicate that an impact force of 15 G`s was not exceeded in any test from a free drop height of 457 mm (18 in.).

Ferrell, P.C.; Moody, D.A.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous penetration of a non-wetting drop into an exposed pore Pengtao Yue and Yuriko Renardy  

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and entry flow, the modified Lucas-Washburn equation greatly overesti- mates the penetration rate drop (S penetration rate is higher than that fSpontaneous penetration of a non-wetting drop into an exposed pore Pengtao Yue and Yuriko Renardy

Renardy, Yuriko

392

Blackboard Learning Services V-F1 Page 1 Blackboard Inc. Digital Drop Box vs. Assignment Manager Tip Sheet  

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Blackboard Learning Services V-F1 Page 1 Blackboard Inc. Digital Drop Box vs. Assignment Manager Tip Sheet Blackboard Best Practices: Digital Drop Box vs. Assignment Manager A Blackboard Learning causes confusion for students and instructors alike. Adding a File When a user elects to Add File

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Experimental and numerical study of pressure drop and heat transfer in a single-phase micro-channel heat sink  

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Experimental and numerical study of pressure drop and heat transfer in a single-phase micro Received 6 July 2001; received in revised form 26 October 2001 Abstract The pressure drop and heat transfer-dimensional heat transfer characteristics of the heat sink were analyzed numerically by solving the conjugate heat

Qu, Weilin

394

Airborne UHF Radar for Fine Resolution Mapping of Near Surface Accumulation Layers in Greenland and West Antarctica  

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............................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 MOTIVATION ............................................................................................................................................................ 1 1.2 DOCUMENT ORGANIZATION... .................................................................................................................................. 3 CHAPTER 2: BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................................ 3 2.1 PREVIOUS ACCUMULATION RADAR DEVELOPMENT...

Lewis, Cameron Scott

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially Interpolated Nonlinear Anodization in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery  

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Spatially Interpolated Nonlinear Anodization in Synthetic Aperture Original formulation of spatially variant anodization for complex synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery oversampled at twice the Nyquist rate (2.OX). Here we report a spatially interpolating, noninteger-oversampled SVA sidelobe. The pixel's apparent IPR location is assessed by comparing its value to the sum of its value plus weighted comparable for exact interpolation. However, exact interpolation implies an ideal sine interpolator3 and large components may not be necessary. Note that P is the summation of IPR diagonal values. The value of a sine IPR on the diagonals is a sine-squared; values much less than cardinal direction (m, n) values. This implies that cardinal direction interpolation requires higher precision than diagonal interpolation. Consequently, we employed a smaller set. The spatially interpolated SVA used an 8-point/4-point sine interpolator described above. Table 1 shows the Table 1 results show a two-times speed-up using the 1.3x oversampled and spatially interpolated SVA over the Figure 1d. Detected results of 1.3x oversampled sine interpolated spatially variant

Eichel, Paul H.; Jakowatz, Jr., Charles V.; Yocky, David A.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

396

Lynx: A High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar  

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Lynx is a high resolution, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that has been designed and built by Sandia National Laboratories in collaboration with General Atomics (GA). Although Lynx may be operated on a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms, it is primarily intended to be fielded on unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, it may be operated on the Predator, I-GNAT, or Prowler II platforms manufactured by GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The Lynx production weight is less than 120 lb. and has a slant range of 30 km (in 4 mm/hr rain). It has operator selectable resolution and is capable of 0.1 m resolution in spotlight mode and 0.3 m resolution in stripmap mode. In ground moving target indicator mode, the minimum detectable velocity is 6 knots with a minimum target cross-section of 10 dBsm. In coherent change detection mode, Lynx makes registered, complex image comparisons either of 0.1 m resolution (minimum) spotlight images or of 0.3 m resolution (minimum) strip images. The Lynx user interface features a view manager that allows it to pan and zoom like a video camera. Lynx was developed under corporate finding from GA and will be manufactured by GA for both military and commercial applications. The Lynx system architecture will be presented and some of its unique features will be described. Imagery at the finest resolutions in both spotlight and strip modes have been obtained and will also be presented.

Doerry, A.W.; Hensley, W.H.; Pace, F.; Stence, J.; Tsunoda, S.I.; Walker, B.C.; Woodring, M.

1999-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

397

Drop Simulation of 6M Drum with Locking-Ring Closure and Liquid Contents  

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This paper presents the dynamic simulation of the 6M drum with a locking-ring type closure subjected to a 4.9-foot drop. The drum is filled with water to 98 percent of overflow capacity. A three dimensional finite-element model consisting of metallic, liquid and rubber gasket components is used in the simulation. The water is represented by a hydrodynamic material model in which the material's volume strength is determined by an equation of state. The explicit numerical method based on the theory of wave propagation is used to determine the combined structural response to the torque load for tightening the locking-ring closure and to the impact load due to the drop.

Wu, T

2006-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

398

Automatic position calculating imaging radar with low-cost synthetic aperture sensor for imaging layered media  

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An imaging system for analyzing structures comprises a radar transmitter and receiver connected to a timing mechanism that allows a radar echo sample to be taken at a variety of delay times for each radar pulse transmission. The radar transmitter and receiver are coupled to a position determining system that provides the x,y position on a surface for each group of samples measured for a volume from the surface. The radar transmitter and receiver are moved about the surface to collect such groups of measurements from a variety of x,y positions. Return signal amplitudes represent the relative reflectivity of objects within the volume and the delay in receiving each signal echo represents the depth at which the object lays in the volume and the propagation speeds of the intervening material layers. Successively deeper z-planes are backward propagated from one layer to the next with an adjustment for variations in the expected propagation velocities of the material layers that lie between adjacent z-planes. 10 figs.

Mast, J.E.

1998-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

399

Remotely sensing the thickness of the Bushveld Complex UG2 platinum reef using borehole radar  

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The planar, 80 cm thick, lossy dielectric reefs of the Bushveld are embedded in rocks that are almost transparent at ground penetrating radar frequencies of 10–125 MHz. Pothole sensing practices are based largely on using borehole radars to observe departures of the reefs from planarity. Surveys are run in ~200 m near-horizontal boreholes that are drilled into the footwalls of the reef. Careful laboratory measurements of the Jonscher dielectric parameters of the stratigraphic column through the UG2 reef are translated by electro-dynamic modelling into a prediction that platinum reef thinning can be sensed remotely by footwall borehole radars. This proposition sheds light on the results of a recent borehole radar survey that was shot in ~180 m long AXT (48 mm diameter) boreholes. Areas of sub-economical UG2 thickness (typically less than ~50 cm) were mapped by studying the relative amplitudes of echoes from the reef and a pyroxenite–anorthosite interface in its hanging wall, with the radar deployed beneath the UG2 in its footwall.

C M Simmat; P Le R Herselman; M Rütschlin; I M Mason; J H Cloete

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous radar and lidar cloud measurements at Geesthacht (53.5°N, 10.5°E)  

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Comparisons have been made of the cloud profiles obtained from the backscatter signals of a 95-GHz radar and a 720-nm lidar system between 23 May and 4 November 1997 at Geesthacht (53°24? N, 10°26? E). Although the wavelengths of the two systems differ by a factor of 4 000, remarkably similar data have been obtained in many cases. There are differences, though. Small droplets do not interact significantly with the radar pulses, and hence can only be seen by the lidar due to their strong scattering in the UV/VIS. On the other hand, attenuation of the lidar pulses by underlying clouds and gas absorbers makes upper cloud regions and especially cloud top heights better detectable for the radar. Rain and snow falling out of a cloud and evaporating on the way down cannot be distinguished from the cloud region by the radar, but a fast downward component in the Doppler spectrum is indicative of precipitation in or under a cloud. For quantitative cloud studies collocated radar-lidar systems considerably add to the experimental capabilities of each of the two systems alone.

C. Weitkamp; H. Flint; W. Lahmann; F.A. Theopold; O. Danne; M. Quante; E. Raschke

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The relationship between filter pressure drop, indoor air quality, and energy consumption in rooftop HVAC units  

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Abstract HVAC filters are commonly used to decrease exposure to particulate matter, yet little is known about the energy impacts and air quality consequences of high efficiency filters installed in commercial buildings. To explore these effects, system airflow, filter and coil pressure drop, fan pressure rise, and power draw were measured, and cooling capacity and compressor power were modeled for at least four filter pressure drops in 15 rooftop units equipped with and without fan speed control. Energy implications and clean-air-delivery-rate were estimated for a large dataset of filters divided into four efficiency (MERV) categories. Field measurements conducted on units without fan speed control showed that increased filter pressure drop decreased flow, cooling capacity, and power. For a unit with fan speed control, the same increase in pressure drop resulted in the same magnitude change of fan power but in the opposite direction, and other parameters were unchanged. Replacing MERV 8 with MERV 13/14 resulted in higher energy consumption (2–4%) during cooling mode for both unit types, energy savings during fan-only mode (8–13%) in units without fan speed control, and increased energy consumption in fan-only mode (11–18%) in the unit with fan speed control. Energy consumption increases were offset by improvement in clean-air-delivery-rate, especially for PM2.5 (2.9–3.8 times increase going from MERV 8 to MERV 13/14), with larger benefits achieved for the unit with fan speed control. A comprehensive understanding of the impact of filtration is essential to selecting the appropriate efficiency of filters that ensures low-energy use and a healthy indoor environment.

Marwa Zaatari; Atila Novoselac; Jeffrey Siegel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

A Physically Based Precipitation–Nonprecipitation Radar Echo Classifier Using Polarimetric and Environmental Data in a Real-Time National System  

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Polarimetric radar observations provide information regarding the shape and size of scatterers in the atmosphere, which help users to differentiate between precipitation and nonprecipitation radar echoes. Identifying and removing nonprecipitation ...

Lin Tang; Jian Zhang; Carrie Langston; John Krause; Kenneth Howard; Valliappa Lakshmanan

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

The Impacts of Representing the Correlation of Errors in Radar Data Assimilation. Part I: Experiments with Simulated Background and Observation Estimates  

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In radar data assimilation, statistically optimal analyses are sought by minimizing a cost function in which the variance and covariance of background and observation errors are correctly represented. Radar observations are particular in that they ...

Dominik Jacques; Isztar Zawadzki

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assimilation of T-TREC-Retrieved Winds from Single-Doppler Radar with an Ensemble Kalman Filter for the Forecast of Typhoon Jangmi (2008)  

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A tropical cyclone (TC) circulation Tracking Radar Echo by Correlation technique (T-TREC) developed recently is applied to derive horizontal winds from single Doppler radar reflectivity Z data (combined with radial velocity Vr data when available)...

Mingjun Wang; Ming Xue; Kun Zhao; Jili Dong

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

THE USE OF GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR FOR ARCHAEOLOGY: DETERMINING SITE FORMATION PROCESSES AND SUBSURFACE FEATURES ON TUTUILA ISLAND, AMERICAN SAMOA  

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, ceremonial mound (i.e. star mound) construction details were easily seen in radar profiles. Ground penetrating radar has the potential to yield significant details about such mounds, with no physical impact to the site....

Welch, Daniel

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

406

The Roles of Cloud Drop Effective Radius and LWP in Determining Rain Properties in Marine Stratocumulus  

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Numerical simulations described in previous studies showed that adding cloud condensation nuclei to marine stratocumulus can prevent their breakup from closed into open cells. Additional analyses of the same simulations show that the suppression of rain is well described in terms of cloud drop effective radius (re). Rain is initiated when re near cloud top is around 12-14 um. Cloud water starts to get depleted when column-maximum rain intensity (Rmax) exceeds 0.1 mm h-1. This happens when cloud-top re reaches 14 um. Rmax is mostly less than 0.1 mm h-1 at re<14 um, regardless of the cloud water path, but increases rapidly when re exceeds 14 um. This is in agreement with recent aircraft observations and theoretical observations in convective clouds so that the mechanism is not limited to describing marine stratocumulus. These results support the hypothesis that the onset of significant precipitation is determined by the number of nucleated cloud drops and the height (H) above cloud base within the cloud that is required for cloud drops to reach re of 14 um. In turn, this can explain the conditions for initiation of significant drizzle and opening of closed cells providing the basis for a simple parameterization for GCMs that unifies the representation of both precipitating and non-precipitating clouds as well as the transition between them. Furthermore, satellite global observations of cloud depth (from base to top), and cloud top re can be used to derive and validate this parameterization.

Rosenfeld, Daniel; Wang, Hailong; Rasch, Philip J.

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

407

Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Polyurethane Foam for Use as Cask Impact Limiter in Accidental Drop Scenarios - 12099  

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Rigid, closed-cell polyurethane foams are frequently used as cask impact limiters in nuclear materials and hazardous waste transport due to their high energy-absorption potential. When assessing the cask integrity in accidental scenarios based on numerical simulations, a description of the foam damping properties is required for different strain rates and for a wide temperature range with respect to waste heat generation in conjunction with critical operating and environmental conditions. Implementation and adaption of a respective finite element material model strongly relies on an appropriate experimental data base. Even though extensive impact experiments were conducted e.g. in Sandia National Laboratories, Savannah River National Laboratory and by Rolls Royce plc, not all relevant factors were taken into account. Hence, BAM who is in charge of the mechanical evaluation of such packages within the approval procedure in Germany, incorporated systematic test series into a comprehensive research project aimed to develop numerical methods for a couple of damping materials. In a first step, displacement driven compression tests have been performed on confined, cubic specimens at five loading rates ranging from 0.02 mm/s to 3 m/s at temperatures between +90 deg. C and -40 deg. C. Materials include two different polyurethane foam types called FR3718 and FR3730 having densities of 280 kg/m{sup 3} and 488 kg/m{sup 3} from the product line-up of General Plastics Manufacturing Company. Their data was used to adapt an advanced plasticity model allowing for reliably simulating cellular materials under multi-axial compression states. Therefore, an automated parameter identification procedure had been established by combining an artificial neural network with local optimization techniques. Currently, the selected numerical material input values are validated and optimized by means of more complex loading configurations with the prospect of establishing methods applicable to impact limiters under severe accidental conditions. The reference data base is provided by experiments, where weights between 212 kg and 1200 kg have been dropped from heights between 1.25 m and 7 m on confined 10 cm cubic foam specimens. By presenting the deviations between experimental values and the corresponding output of finite element simulations, the potentials and restrictions of the resulting models are highlighted. Systematic compression tests on polyurethane foams had been performed at BAM test site within the framework of a research project on impact limiters for handling casks for radioactive waste. The experimental results had been used to adapt numerical models for simulating the behaviour of different foam types at different temperatures. The loading speed, however, turned out to have a major influence on their flow curves that can not be captured by simple strain-rate dependent multipliers. Especially for guided drop tests that come close to real accidental scenarios there is a significant gap between experimental and numerical results even when applying such advanced material models. Hence, the extensive data base is currently deployed for expanding the standard algorithms to include adequate dynamic hardening factors. (authors)

Kasparek, Eva M.; Voelzke, Holger; Scheidemann, Robert; Zencker, Uwe [BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, 12200 Berlin (Germany)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Dependence of post-drop reactivity on data analysis model for rod drop experiment in a subcritical reactor with external source  

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This paper presents an improved rod-drop reactivity and source strength measurement by the inverse kinetics method in subcritical reactor system. The inverse kinetics method extended to be applicable to subcritical system, which is referred to as least squares inverse kinetics method (LSIKM), can estimate both the reactivity and the external source strength by applying least square approximation. However, the application of the conventional fitting model of the LSIKM to fluctuating data leads to serious errors in the estimation. In this study, a specific fitting model proposed by Itagaki and Kitano is used for the LSIKM and the effectiveness for fluctuating data is demonstrated experimentally. Furthermore, the spatial dependence of the estimated results is investigated and the reduction method is proposed. (authors)

Taninaka, H. [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kinki Univ., 3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, 577-8502 (Japan); Hashimoto, K. [Atomic Energy Research Inst., Kinki Univ., 3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, 577-8502 (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM: Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR), replaces mmcrcal and mmcrmoments datastreams following C-40 processor upgrade of 2003.09.09  

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Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR), replaces mmcrcal and mmcrmoments datastreams following C-40 processor upgrade of 2003.09.09

Widener, Kevin; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Johnson, Karen

410

Video and radar observations of the 2000 Leonids: evidence for a strong flux peak associated with 1932 ejecta?  

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......September 2002 research-article Papers Video and radar observations of the 2000 Leonids...3701 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada Video and radar observations of the 2000 Leonid...results from airborne observations employing video systems. They note that their results......

P. Brown; M. Campbell; R. Suggs; W. Cooke; C. Theijsmeijer; R. L. Hawkes; J. Jones; K. J. Ellis

2002-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright Autonomous FMCW Radar Survey of Antarctic Shear  

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U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright Autonomous FMCW Radar Survey of Antarctic results demonstrate that autonomous survey using high frequency radar is feasible and safe approach accumulation and high wind, and therefore present no surface expressions. To ensure safe navigation across

Marshall, Hans-Peter

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, VOL. 47, NO. 12, DECEMBER 1999 1807 Millimeter-Wave Radar Phenomenology of  

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-Wave Radar Phenomenology of Power Lines and a Polarimetric Detection Algorithm Kamal Sarabandi, Fellow, IEEE, and Moonsoo Park Abstract-- In this paper, the radar phenomenology of high- voltage power lines and cables are studied by repeating the polarimetric backscatter measurements. Based on this phenomenological study

Sarabandi, Kamal

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A Software Tool for Processing the Displacement Time Series Extracted from Raw Radar Data  

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The application of high-resolution radar waveform and interferometric principles recently led to the development of a microwave interferometer, suitable to simultaneously measuring the (static or dynamic) deflection of several points on a large structure. From the technical standpoint, the sensor is a Stepped Frequency Continuous Wave (SF-CW), coherent radar, operating in the K{sub u} frequency band.In the paper, the main procedures adopted to extract the deflection time series from raw radar data and to assess the quality of data are addressed, and the MATLAB toolbox developed is described. Subsequently, other functions implemented in the software tool (e.g. evaluation of the spectral matrix of the deflection time-histories, identification of natural frequencies and operational mode shapes evaluation) are described and the application to data recorded on full-scale bridges is exemplified.

Coppi, Francesco; Paolo Ricci, Pier [IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A., Pisa (Italy); Gentile, Carmelo [Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Structural Engineering, Milan (Italy)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone  

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Moisture content is a critical parameter affecting both liquid-phase and vapor-phase contaminant transport in the vadose zone. The objective of our three-year research project is to determine the optimal way to use of radar methods--both surface and borehole--as a noninvasive means of determining in situ moisture content. In our research we focus on two specific aspects of the link between radar images and moisture content. The first question we address is: Can we use a measure of the dielectric constant of a volume of the subsurface to determine the moisture content of that volume? The second question we address is: Can we use the radar data to characterize the spatial variability in moisture content?

Knight, Rosemary

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real time assimilation of HF radar currents into a coastal ocean model  

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A real time assimilation and forecasting system for coastal currents is presented. The purpose of the system is to deliver current analyses and forecasts based on assimilation of high frequency radar surface current measurements. The local Vessel Traffic Service monitoring the ship traffic to two oil terminals on the coast of Norway received the analyses and forecasts in real time. A new assimilation method based on optimal interpolation is presented where spatial covariances derived from an ocean model are used instead of simplified mathematical formulations. An array of high frequency radar antennae provide the current measurements. A suite of nested ocean models comprise the model system. The observing system is found to yield good analyses and short range forecasts that are significantly improved compared to a model twin without assimilation. The system is fast; analysis and six hour forecasts are ready at the Vessel Traffic Service 45 minutes after acquisition of radar measurements.

Breivik, Øyvind; 10.1016/S0924-7963(01)00002-1

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Telescope Array Radar (TARA) observatory for Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays  

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Abstract Construction was completed during summer 2013 on the Telescope Array \\{RAdar\\} (TARA) bi-static radar observatory for Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR). TARA is co-located with the Telescope Array, the largest “conventional” cosmic ray detector in the Northern Hemisphere, in radio-quiet Western Utah. TARA employs an 8 MW Effective Radiated Power (ERP) VHF transmitter and smart receiver system based on a 250 MS/s data acquisition system in an effort to detect the scatter of sounding radiation by UHECR-induced atmospheric ionization. TARA seeks to demonstrate bi-static radar as a useful new remote sensing technique for UHECRs. In this report, we describe the design and performance of the TARA transmitter and receiver systems.

R. Abbasi; M. Abou Bakr Othman; C. Allen; L. Beard; J. Belz; D. Besson; M. Byrne; B. Farhang-Boroujeny; A. Gardner; W.H. Gillman; W. Hanlon; J. Hanson; C. Jayanthmurthy; S. Kunwar; S.L. Larson; I. Myers; S. Prohira; K. Ratzlaff; P. Sokolsky; H. Takai; G.B. Thomson; D. Von Maluski

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar System tests of Ho?ava-Lifshitz black holes  

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In the present paper we consider the possibility of observationally testing Horava gravity at the scale of the Solar System, by considering the classical tests of general relativity (perihelion precession of the planet Mercury, deflection of light by the Sun and the radar echo delay) for the Kehagias-Sfetsos asymptotically flat black hole solution of Horava-Lifshitz gravity. All these gravitational effects can be fully explained in the framework of the vacuum solution of Horava gravity, and it is shown that the analysis of the classical general relativistic tests severely constrain the free parameter of the solution.

Francisco S. N. Lobo; Tiberiu Harko; Zoltán Kovács

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous observations of 46. 8-MHz and 430-MHz radar backscatter from HF-induced ionospheric Langmuir turbulence  

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Simultaneous high-resolution spectra of the upshifted enhanced plasma line were obtained with the 46.8-MHz and 430-MHz Arecibo radars in the presence of HF transmissions at two closely spaced frequencies. The spectra obtained with the 46.8-MHz radar showed two narrow features with positive Doppler shifts equal to the two closely spaced frequencies of the HF transmissions; all the spectral power was contained in those two narrow features. The spectra obtained with the 430-MHz radar showed a single narrow feature with a positive Doppler shift equal to the arithmetic mean of the same two closely spaced frequencies; the spectral power in that narrow feature contained about 3% of the total spectral power. The present results broadly confirm the tentative interpretation of earlier observations with a 46.8-MHz radar at Arecibo. The results also show the fundamental difference in the physical processes leading to the enhanced plasma line spectra observed with the two radars.

Sulzer, M.P. (Arecibo Observatory (Puerto Rico)); Fejer, J.A. (Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla (United States))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standoff concealed weapon detection using a 350 GHz radar imaging system  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently developing a 350 GHz, active, wideband, three-dimensional, radar imaging system to evaluate the feasibility of active sub-mm imaging for standoff concealed weapon detection. The prototype radar imaging system is based on a wideband, heterodyne, frequency-multiplier-based transceiver system coupled to a quasi-optical focusing system and high-speed rotating conical scanner. The wideband operation of this system provides accurate ranging information, and the images obtained are fully three-dimensional. Recent improvements to the system include increased imaging speed using improved balancing techniques, wider bandwidth, and image display techniques.

Sheen, David M.; Hall, Thomas E.; Severtsen, Ronald H.; McMakin, Douglas L.; Hatchell, Brian K.; Valdez, Patrick LJ

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climatological study of radar echo pictures from Albrook Air Force Base, Panama  

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of the Gulf of San Miguel. The following are areas of minimum radar echo occur- rence over land: l. In the plains south of Aguadulce. 2. Along the northern slope of the mountain range north of Aguadulce. 3. Along the southeast coast. The wet season.... The following are areas of minimum radar echo occur- rance over' land: 1. In the plains south of Aguadulce. 2. Along the mountain ridge north of Aguadulce. 3. Along the north slope of the mountain north of the Gulf of San Miguel. 4. Along the coast south...

Bowen, Christopher

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thunderstorm characteristics displayed with three-dimensional digital radar data and digital goes infrared data  

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in subjectively constructing the 3-D morphology of cells, which re- quiress the radar operator to assimilate mentally horizontal and verti- The citations on this and following pages follow the style of the J I Fili d~Nto 1 cal characteristics of echoes in a... in subjectively constructing the 3-D morphology of cells, which re- quiress the radar operator to assimilate mentally horizontal and verti- The citations on this and following pages follow the style of the J I Fili d~Nto 1 cal characteristics of echoes in a...

McAnelly, Ray Lewis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

422

Applications of digital radar in the analysis of severe local storms  

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August 1973 Major Subject: Meteorology APPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL RADAR IN THE ANALYSIS OF SEVERE LOCAL STORMS A Thesis JOHN EVERETT VOGEL Approved as to style and content by: (Co-Chairman of Committee) / /. Lier &. i i . 3 I r1 ~ '-d (ri 'i ~ ~ i...(& V (Co-Chairman of Committee) k. )&7 I). *v 'e(C' & ~. (Head of Department) (Member) ( ember) August 1973 ABSTRACT Applications of Digital Radar in the Analysis of Severe Local Storms (August 1973) John E. Vogel, B. S. , Texas A&M University...

Vogel, John Everett

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Food dropping as a food transfer mechanism among western lowland gorillas in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon  

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In this paper, I describe the food-dropping behavior of western lowland gorillas observed in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. I collected observational data of gorillas eating...

Yuji Iwata

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Reactivity initiated accident test series Test RIA 1-4  

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The Reactivity Initiated Accident (RIA) Test RIA 1-4, the first 9-rod fuel rod bundle RIA Test to be performed at BWR hot startup conditions, was completed on April 16, 1980. The test was performed in the Power Burst Facility (PBF). Objective for Test RIA 1-4 was to provide information regarding loss-of-coolable fuel rod geometry following a RIA event for a peak fuel enthalpy equivalent to the present licensing criteria of 280 cal/g. The most severe RIA is the postulated Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) control rod drop during reactor startup. Therefore the test was conducted at BWR hot startup coolant conditions (538 K, 6.45 MPa, 0.8 1/sec). The test sequence began with steady power operation to condition the fuel, establish a short-lived fission product inventory, and calibrate the calorimetric measurements and core power chambers, neutron flux and gamma flux detectors. The test train was removed from the in-pile tube (IPT) to replace one of the fuel rods with a nominally identical irradiated rod and twelve flux wire monitors. A 2.8 ms period power burst was then performed. Coolant flow measurements were made before and after the power burst to characterize the flow blockage that occurred as a result of fuel rod failure.

Martinson, Z.R.; El-Genk, M.S.; Fukuda, S.K.; LaPointe, R.E.; Osetek, D.J.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Simulated Cloud Radar Output from the Multiscale Modeling Framework Global Climate Model with CloudSat Cloud Radar Observations  

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Over the last few years a new type of global climate model (GCM) has emerged in which a cloud-resolving model is embedded into each grid cell of a GCM. This new approach is frequently called a multiscale modeling framework (MMF) or superparameterization. In this article we present a comparison of MMF output with radar observations from the NASA CloudSat mission, which uses a near-nadir-pointing millimeter-wavelength radar to probe the vertical structure of clouds and precipitation. We account for radar detection limits by simulating the 94 GHz radar reflectivity that CloudSat would observe from the high-resolution cloud-resolving model output produced by the MMF. Overall, the MMF does a good job of reproducing the broad pattern of tropical convergence zones, subtropical belts, and midlatitude storm tracks, as well as their changes in position with the annual solar cycle. Nonetheless, the comparison also reveals a number of model shortfalls including (1) excessive hydrometeor coverage at all altitudes over many convectively active regions, (2) a lack of low-level hydrometeors over all subtropical oceanic basins, (3) excessive low-level hydrometeor coverage (principally precipitating hydrometeors) in the midlatitude storm tracks of both hemispheres during the summer season (in each hemisphere), and (4) a thin band of low-level hydrometeors in the Southern Hemisphere of the central (and at times eastern and western) Pacific in the MMF, which is not observed by CloudSat. This band resembles a second much weaker ITCZ but is restricted to low levels.

Marchand, Roger T.; Haynes, J. M.; Mace, Gerald G.; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Stephens, Graeme L.

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Screen and slotted liner horizontal completion: : correcting for wellbore pressure drop in the inflow performance relationships (IPR)  

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SCREEN AND SLOTTED LINER HORIZONTAL COMPLETIONS: CORRECTING FOR WELLBORK PRESSURE DROP IN THE INFLOW PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS (IPR) A Thesis by EDDIE OSARENMWIDA AGBONGIATOR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University...: Correcting for Wellbore Pressure Drop in the Inflow Performance Relationships (IPR). (December 2002) Eddie Osarenmwida Agbongiator, B. S. , University of Benin Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Rosalind A. Archer This thesis presents the development of a...

Agbongiator, Eddie Osarenmwida

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and analytical study of annular two phase flow friction pressure drop in a reduced acceleration field  

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ANNULAR TWO PHASE FLOW FRICTION PRESSURE DROP IN A REDUCED ACCELERATION FIELD A Thesis by MONTCPMERY WHEELER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering AN EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ANNULAR TWO PHASE FLOW FRICTION PRESSURE DROP IN A REDUCED ACCELERATION FIELD A Thesis by MONTGOMERY WHEELER...

Wheeler, Montgomery

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms of liquid sheet breakup and the resulting drop size distributions; Part 2: strand breakup and experimental observations  

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This paper reports that both a wave mechanism and a perforation mechanism have been proposed as the first step in the breakup of fluid sheets. For black liquor sprays, the dominant mechanism is the formation and growth of perforations according to either mechanism, cylindrical strands develop and subsequently break up to form drops. By combining the results of analyzing the breakup of both the sheet and strands, only a discrete number of drop sizes can be predicted from the wave mechanism.

Spielbauer, T.M.; Aidum, C.K. (Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of sudden expansion and contraction flow on pressure drops in the Stirling engine regenerator  

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The flow losses in the regenerators greatly influence the performance of the Stirling engine. The losses mainly depend on fluid friction through the regenerator matrix, but are also generated in sudden expansion and contraction flow at the regenerator ends. The latter losses can't be neglected in the case of small area ratio (entrance area/cross-sectional area in regenerator). The pressure drops in regenerators are usually estimated assuming a uniform velocity distribution of working gas in the matrices. The estimation results, however, are generally smaller than practical data. The cross-sectional flow areas of the heater and cooler of typical Stirling engines are smaller than the cross- sectional area of the regenerator. The effects of the small flow passage on the velocity distribution of working fluid in the matrix, that is, a flow transition from tubes or channels to a regenerator matrix, can be often confirmed by the discolored matrix. Especially, the lack of a uniform distribution of velocity in the matrix causes increased flow loss and decreased thermal performance. So, it is necessary to understand the quantitative effects of the sudden change in flow area at the regenerator ends on the velocity distribution and pressure drop. In this paper, using matrices made of stacks of wire screens, the effects of the entrance and exit areas and the length of the regenerator on pressure drops are examined by an unidirectional steady flow apparatus. The experimental data are arranged in an empirical equation. The lack of a uniformity of velocity distribution is visualized using smoke-wire methods. The empirical equation presented is applied to the estimation of pressure loss in an actual engine regenerator. The applicability of the equation is examined by comparison of estimated value with engine data in pressure loss.

Hamaguchi, K.; Yamashita, I.; Hirata, K.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Falling behind, failure and drop outs in Mexican public universities: Autonomous University of Chihuahua (Mexico) case  

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The subject deals with the concepts of falling behind, failure and drop outs as the main indicators to the academic measuring methods in Mexican public universities, complemented by the national proposal to establish institutional tutorial models as the probable solution for the reduction of such indicators. In addition, it includes the outcomes of diagnostic studies performed at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, taking into consideration the outstanding findings about the causes that provoke such problems, and distinguish its behaviour among students coursing educative programs with social approach and its comparison to those related to sciences.

Javier Tarango

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Foot Drop after Ethanol Embolization of Calf Vascular Malformation: A Lesson on Nerve Injury  

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Ethanol is often used in sclerotherapy to treat vascular malformations. Nerve injury is a known complication of this procedure. However, the management of this complication is not well described in literature. This case describes a 10-year-old boy with a slow flow vascular malformation in the right calf who underwent transarterial ethanol embolization following prior unsuccessful direct percutaneous sclerotherapy. The development of a dense foot drop that subsequently recovered is described, and the management of this uncommon but distressful complication is discussed.

Tay, Vincent Khwee-Soon, E-mail: vincentkstay@gmail.com [Singapore General Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (Singapore); Mohan, P. Chandra, E-mail: chandra.mohan@sgh.com.sg [Singapore General Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Singapore); Liew, Wendy Kein Meng, E-mail: wendy.liew.km@kkh.com.sg [KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics (Neurology Service) (Singapore); Mahadev, Arjandas, E-mail: arjandas.mahadev@kkh.com.sg [KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Singapore); Tay, Kiang Hiong, E-mail: tay.kiang.hiong@sgh.com.sg [Singapore General Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Singapore)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Four-point probe measurements of a direct current potential drop on layered conductive cylinders  

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We have determined the steady state electric field due to direct current flowing via point contacts at the cylindrical surface of a uniformly layered conductive rod of finite length. The solution allows one to use four-point probe potential drop measurements to estimate the conductivity or thickness of the layer assuming that the other parameters are known. The electrical potential in the rod has a zero radial derivative at its surface except at the injection and extractions points. This means that the required solution can be expressed in terms of a Green's function satisfying a Neumann boundary condition. Four-point measurements have been made to demonstrate the validity of theoretical results.

Yi Lu; John R Bowler

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Quality Control and Verification of Weather Radar Wind Profiles IWAN HOLLEMAN  

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- tions of the vertical velocity, which is a sum of the vertical wind velocity and the hydrometeor fall. 1986). Profiles of wind speed and direction, hydrometeor fall speed, and divergence have been obtainedQuality Control and Verification of Weather Radar Wind Profiles IWAN HOLLEMAN Royal Netherlands

Stoffelen, Ad

434

Simultaneous Retreival of Surface Wind Speed and Rain Rate using Radar and Radiometer Measurements  

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to simultaneously retrieve the vertical profile of precipitation and the near-surface wind speed. ResultsSimultaneous Retreival of Surface Wind Speed and Rain Rate using Radar and Radiometer Measurements simultaneously estimates the over ocean near-surface wind speed and rain rate profile using data from a 10.7 GHz

Ruf, Christopher

435

A study of radar reflectivities from hurricane Debra, 24-25 July 1959  

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, Iouis J. , Radar Meteorolo , The University of' Chicago Press, icago, 5. Beoker, G. E. and S. H. Autler, "Water Vapour Absorption of' Electromagnetic Radiation in the Centimetre Wave- length Range, " The Ph sical Review, 70(5, 6):300-307, September...

Durham, Kneeland Secor

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

A New Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Algorithm: Application in Colorado Precipitation Events  

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A New Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Algorithm: Application in Colorado Precipitation Events R for a given set of polarimetric observables. For example, under what circumstances does differential phase in reflectivity? At Colorado State University (CSU), an optimization algorithm has been developed and used

Rutledge, Steven

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A Time Series Weather Radar Simulator Based on High-Resolution Atmospheric Models  

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to produce theoretical moment maps, which allow for the study of radar characteristics and limitations given of signal-processing techniques, which help identify and scrutinize factors that may have been overlooked corresponding to that spectral shape. Numerous statistical studies were made possible using this simulation

Xue, Ming

438

Dependence of radar signal strength on frequency and aspect angle of nonspecular meteor trails  

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's atmosphere, it forms a high-density ionized plasma column immersed in the ionosphere between approximately 70 is an HPLA radar operating simultaneously at 160 MHz and 422 MHz on the Kwajalein Atoll. First, we and the background magnetic field increases, the signal strength falls off 3 to 4 dB per degree at 160 MHz

Oppenheim, Meers

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An Intercomparison of Radar-Based Liquid Cloud Microphysics Retrievals and Implication for Model Evaluation Studies  

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Research Facility of the US Department of Energy provides long-term continuous cloud and radiation datasets Forks, ND 58202, U.S.A. 4 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, U.S.A. Corresponding Author Dong of single-frequency radar approaches. It is therefore suggested that data users should use the retrievals

Dong, Xiquan

440

Sandia National Laboratories Develops Tool for Evaluating Wind Turbine-Radar Impacts  

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The TSPEAR toolkit supports energy developers that wish to design, analyze, track the progress of wind energy projects. Initially designed to support wind energy development by assessing the interaction between turbines and constraining factors, such as the NAS radar systems, TSPEAR is partially populated with information from existing databases and can integrate custom models and tools used throughout the development process.

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Downburst-producing thunderstorms in southern Germany: Radar analysis and predictability  

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Downburst-producing thunderstorms in southern Germany: Radar analysis and predictability Nikolai der Atmosphäre, Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling, Germany b European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), Münchner Str. 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t Article history: Received

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Improving estimates of African woodland biomass by fusing radar data, models and ground observations  

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Improving estimates of African woodland biomass by fusing radar data, models and ground management of savannahs and woodlands requires accurate estimates of the woody biomass. For these reasons, developing new methods to accurately estimate woody biomass and its changes is high on the political

443

X-band Radar System for Detecting Heart and Respiration Rates  

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the sensing system is easy to handle, even ordinary person who is not instructed about usage sense. In a dielectric material, circularly polarized waves are reflected back, changing the axial ratio with the distance between antenna and target. Figure 1. The block diagram of CW Doppler radar system

Park, Seong-Ook

444

Validation of Surface Current Measurements in the Northern Adriatic Sea from High-Frequency Radars  

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The performances of a shore-based high-frequency (HF) radar network deployed along the coast of the Venice lagoon (northern Adriatic Sea) are discussed based on a comparison with a single bottom-mounted ADCP deployed in the shallow-water area ...

Simone Cosoli; Andrea Mazzoldi; Miroslav Ga?i?

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Basics of Polar-Format algorithm for processing Synthetic Aperture Radar images.  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a background to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image formation using the Polar Format (PFA) processing algorithm. This is meant to be an aid to those tasked to implement real-time image formation using the Polar Format processing algorithm.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Ionospheric local model and climatology from long-term databases of multiple incoherent scatter radars  

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Ionospheric local model and climatology from long-term databases of multiple incoherent scatter and climatology from long-term databases of multiple incoherent scatter radars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L20102 to ionospheric and ther- mospheric climatology. The altitude dependence, for in- stance, of various variations

447

A Theory-Based Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm for X-Band Polarimetric Radars  

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A Theory-Based Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm for X-Band Polarimetric Radars BRENDA DOLAN, and comparisons are made with similar S-band hydrometeor identification algorithms applied to data from the S for illustrating bulk hydrometeor types and qualitatively agrees with analysis from KOUN. A simple reflectivity

Rutledge, Steven

448

HumanWildlife Interactions 5(2):249268, Fall 2011 Using avian radar to examine relation-  

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Human­Wildlife Interactions 5(2):249­268, Fall 2011 Using avian radar to examine relation- ships.S. Department of Agriculture, California Wildlife Services, Beale Air Force Base, California, USA Abstract- hour period. In general, avian activity increased with decreased temperature, wind, visibility

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Rock glacier surface motion in Beacon Valley, Antarctica, from synthetic-aperture radar interferometry  

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al., 1998]. [5] Although subsurface ice in Beacon Valley has long been known [Linkletter et al., 1973Rock glacier surface motion in Beacon Valley, Antarctica, from synthetic-aperture radar of rock glaciers in the Beacon Valley sector of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, in East Antarctica, as part

Fountain, Andrew G.

450

STUDY OF CLOUD LIFETIME EFFECTS USING THE SGP HETEROGENEOUS DISTRIBUTED RADAR NETWORK: PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS  

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STUDY OF CLOUD LIFETIME EFFECTS USING THE SGP HETEROGENEOUS DISTRIBUTED RADAR NETWORK: PRELIMINARY-dimensional morphology and life cycle of clouds. Detailing key cloud processes as they transit from the formation stage to precipitation onset and cloud dissipation is critical towards establishing uncertainties in climate models

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ARRA-funded Cloud Radar Development for the Department of Energy's ARM Climate Research Facility  

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Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, a DOE scientific user facility, for fundamental research, the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently funded ProSensing Inc. of Amherst, Mass. to build Flight Center to build a scanning cloud radar based on the DOE-funded design. We are also competing

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Submesoscale Coastal Ocean Flows Detected By Very High Frequency Radar and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  

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Submesoscale Coastal Ocean Flows Detected By Very High Frequency Radar and Autonomous Underwater, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), equipped with upward and downward- looking 1.2 MHz Acoustic Doppler and seven snapshots were subsequently time-averaged to form a mean profile from each experiment. In the down-wind

Shay, Lynn K. "Nick"

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1. Introduction The use of radar rainfall data for hydrological model-  

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feed an interceptor sewer (up to 2.35 m box sec- tion) that conveys flows to a wastewater treatment for the supply of potable water and the treatment of wastewater in the north- west of England. The primary radar rainfall data was as an input to rainfall­runoff models of rural river systems. Building

Fox, Neil I.

454

Radar, satellite, and lightning characteristics of select mesoscale convective systems in Texas  

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This study compares radar data from the League City, Texas WSR-88D and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning data for a set of eight mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) which occur at various stages of development along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Vertical...

Toracinta, Ernest Richard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

455

Improvement of radar ice-thickness measurements of Greenland outlet glaciers using SAR processing  

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Extensive aircraft-based radar ice-thickness measurements over the interior and outlet-glacier regions of the Greenland ice sheet have been obtained by the University of Kansas since 1993, with the latest airborne surveys conducted in May 2001...

Braaten, David A.; Gogineni, S. Prasad; Tammana, Dilip; Namburi, Saikiran; Paden, John; Gurumoorthy, Krishna K.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

A Three-Dimensional Variational Data Analysis Method with Recursive Filter for Doppler Radars  

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In this paper, a new method of dual-Doppler radar wind analysis based on a three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3DVAR) approach is proposed. In it, a cost function, including background term and radial observation term, is minimized ...

Jidong Gao; Ming Xue; Keith Brewster; Kelvin K. Droegemeier

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dual-polarization radar hydrometeor classification algorithm for winter precipitation1 Elizabeth J. Thompson*1  

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uncertainty associated with winter storm precipitation type, accumulation and36 timing is a paramount1 A dual-polarization radar hydrometeor classification algorithm for winter precipitation1 2 winter hydrometeor types (except sleet and freezing rain) based solely on polarimetric data, with29

Rutledge, Steven

458

Radar-Based Vehicle Detection for Four-Quadrant Gate Crossing  

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(Trackers) to Configuration Application Add Dual Radar Tracking Metrics Reliability Enhancements Accelerate Message Rates Add Bi-Directional Vehicle Detection Add Sensor Movement Detection2 Add Heavy Weather Metrics Reliability Enhancements Accelerate Message Rates Add Bi-Directional Vehicle Detection Add Sensor

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Monitoring of Landfill Leachate Dispersion Using Reflectance Spectroscopy and Ground-Penetrating Radar  

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Monitoring of Landfill Leachate Dispersion Using Reflectance Spectroscopy and Ground-Penetrating Radar ... The generation and dispersion of leachate from landfills are slow, unsteady, nonuniform, and sometimes discontinuous depending on the degree of compaction of the fill, seasonal changes in the water supply to the system, and changes in the capping and contaminant walls (2). ...

T. Splajt; G. Ferrier; L. E. Frostick

2003-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

460

Range dependent errors in the convective and stratiform partitioning of a radar precipitation estimation algorithm  

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BZ was classified differently by the two radar data sets at the 1.5 km and 3.0 km analysis levels respectively. The percentage of total rainfall from all precipitation classified differently was 26% for the 1.5 km analysis level, and 28% for the 3.0 km level....

Wood, David Richard

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Certification testing of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping container  

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The Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping counter is a Type B packaging currently under development by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Type B packaging for transporting radioactive material is required to maintain containment and shielding after being exposed to normal and hypothetical accident environments defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 71. A combination of testing and analysis is used to verify the adequacy of this packaging design. This report documents the testing portion of the design verification. Six tests were conducted on a prototype package: a water spray test, a 4-foot normal conditions drop test, a 30-foot drop test, a 40-inch puncture test, a 30-minute thermal test, and an 8-hour immersion test.

Bronowski, D.R.; Madsen, M.M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Tonopah Test Range capabilities: technical manual  

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This manual describes Tonopah Test Range (TTR), defines its testing capabilities, and outlines the steps necessary to schedule tests on the Range. Operated by Sandia National Laboratories, TTR is a major test facility for DOE-funded weapon programs. The Range presents an integrated system for ballistic test vehicle tracking and data acquisition. Multiple radars, optical trackers, telemetry stations, a central computer complex, and combined landline/RF communications systems assure full Range coverage for any type of test. Range operations are conducted by a department within Sandia's Field Engineering Directorate. While the overall Range functions as a complete system, it is operationally divided into the Test Measurements, Instrumentation Development, and Range Operations divisions. The primary function of TTR is to support DOE weapons test activities. Management, however, encourages other Government agencies and their contractors to schedule tests on the Range which can make effective use of its capabilities. Information concerning Range use by organizations outside of DOE is presented. Range instrumentation and support facilities are described in detail. This equipment represents the current state-of-the-art and reflects a continuing commitment by TTR management to field the most effective tracking and data acquisition system available.

Manhart, R.L.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Millikan's Oil-Drop Experiment: A Centennial Setup Revisited in Virtual World  

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Early in the last century Robert Millikan developed a precise method of determining the electric charge carried by oil droplets.1–3 Using a microscope and a small incandescent lamp he observed the fall of charged droplets under the influence of an electric field inside a small observation chamber. In so doing Millikan demonstrated the existence of a fundamental unit of electric charge and established its quantization. Now renowned as one of the most famous experiments of 20th-century physics Millikan's oil-drop experiment has been reproduced with more or less success in most if not all high school and university physics classes. This has encouraged many improvements of the apparatus now making this experiment much more accurate and easier to realize for advanced students. However the required apparatus remains rather expensive and for introductory college or high school students the experiment is still quite difficult to conduct. As an alternative to the traditional setup a realistic computer-based simulator to replicate the Millikan oil-drop experiment has been developed. Using this software students are able to undertake a complete experiment obtain an accurate set of results and thus gain a better understanding of the original experiment and its historical importance.

Michel Gagnon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Shape oscillation and static deformation of drops and bubbles driven by modulated radiation stresses—Theory  

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Deformations of drops and bubbles opposed by surface tension and driven by radiation stresses at the interface are calculated using spherical harmonic expansions for the radial and tangential stresses. Superimposed acoustic waves produce stresses which oscillate at the difference frequency ? of the waves in addition to static stresses. When the effects of viscosity on the acoustic waves are omitted the tangential radiation stress vanishes; a procedure is proposed for calculating the radial stresses from the theory for ’’Acoustic Radiation Pressure on a Compressible Sphere’’ [K. Yosioka and Y. Kawasima Acustica 5 167–173 (1955)]. The calculation of the response assumes incompressible second?order flow and omits the body forces which are normally asociated with acoustic streaming. Resonance phase shifts and enhancements of the response should occur when ? is close to the natural oscillation frequency of a mode. Quadrupole resonance phase shifts and enhancements have been observed by the author [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 67 27–37 (1980)]. Diverse applications of the theory include the possibilities of: inference of the interfacial tension from the response; emulsification by exciting large amplitude oscillations; and deformation or splitting of bubbles by radiation stresses. The decay time of free oscillation is also calculated; a new term is found which is small but significant for drops surrounded by a liquid and supplements the theory for ’’The Oscillations of a Fluid Droplet Immersed in Another Fluid’’ [C. A. Miller and L. E. Scriven J. Fluid Mech. 32 417–435 (1968)].

Philip L. Marston

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

A dual polarized x-band pulse radar for ground based electromagnetic scattering experiment / by Allen William White  

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) 218 219 221 Table C-7 XMTR/RCVR (T/R) Enclosure Wire List (50 - pin D connector) ~pa e 223 LIST OF FIGURES ~Fi ure X-Band Radar Scatterometer ~pa e I-2 Basic Block Diagram of the X-Band Radar Scatterometer X-Band Radar Block Diagram...) Produced by the SPST PIN diode Switch Modulator: fo' = 10. 000 GHz 77 ~Fi ure IV-15 ~pa e Graph of the Output Power Deviation of the CW Gunn Oscillator (Model No. MA 86130) as a Function of Temperature ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 79 IV-16 V-1 V-2 V-3 V-4 V-5 V...

White, Allen William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

466

Ground-penetrating radar survey of the Maxey Flats Low-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Site, Fleming County, Kentucky  

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A ground-penetrating radar survey was conducted at the Maxey Flats Low-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Site, Kentucky, to more accurately determine the location of burial trenches and pits, and to identify locations and depths of any prominent subsurface features. A geologic/electromagnetic model of the site was developed and utilized for analysis of the acquired data. Depths of penetration derived from radar records correlate well with those calculated from the model. A final interpretation of the radar data is presented.

Horton, K.A.; Morey, R.M.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Random Testing versus Partition Testing.  

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?? The difference between Partition Testing and Random Testing has been thoroughlyinvestigated theoretically. In this thesis we present a practical study ofthe differences between random… (more)

Oftedal, Kristian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Project CRAFT: A Test Bed for Demonstrating the Real Time Acquisition and Archival of WSR-88D Base  

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the long-term needs for WSR-88D base data archival, and in light of the compelling need for real time. The initial test bed of six radars, located in and around Oklahoma, has been delivering real time base data to substantial improvements in the identification and short-term warning of hazardous local weather (e.g., Crum

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

469

Acoustical performance testing of duct silencers  

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The test method used in North America to evaluate the acoustical performance of duct silencers is ASTM E477. The ASTM standard provides an approved method for measuring the aerodynamic pressure drop dynamic insertion loss and self?generated noise of duct silencers. Unfortunately restrictions on the construction of the test duct in the current standard cause erroneous results in the measurement of insertion loss at low frequencies. These errors are due to acoustic resonances that occur naturally in the empty test duct. It is recommended that the standard be modified to require anechoic terminations at both ends of the test duct. It is also recommended that more specific design criteria for the source chamber be established and that a new section be added to provide for the measurement of the radiated noise from the casing of the test specimen. Specific recommendations relating to all of these issues will be provided.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Improving the Model Convective Storm Quantitative Precipitation Nowcasting by Assimilating State Variables Retrieved from Multiple-Doppler Radar Observations  

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This research combines an advanced multiple-Doppler radar synthesis technique with the thermodynamic retrieval method, originally proposed by Gal-Chen, and a moisture/temperature adjustment scheme, and formulates a sequential procedure. The focus ...

Yu-Chieng Liou; Jian-Luen Chiou; Wei-Hao Chen; Hsin-Yu Yu

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Relative Information in Phase of Radar Range Pro les Brian Rigling , Lee C. Potter and Randolph L. Moses  

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. Moses The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2015 Neil Avenue is adopted for the radar backscatter, and information is quanti ed using the variance of parameters estimated

Moses, Randolph L.

472

Experimentally Based Estimates of Relations between X-Band Radar Signal Attenuation Characteristics and Differential Phase in Rain  

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Correcting observed polarimetric radar variables for attenuation and differential attenuation effects in rain is important for meteorological applications involving measurements at attenuating frequencies such as those at X band. The results of ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov; Patrick C. Kennedy; Robert Cifelli

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Last printed 3/16/2004 3:01 PM High-Frequency (Light) Borehole-Radar System  

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forks (2-3) with safety lines. 18) Surface radar antenna control electronics and radiating elements computer with acquisition software, manuals, logbook and protocol sheets. 3) Backup system; zip, jaz, or CD

Barrash, Warren

474

Measurement of Ocean Surface Currents by the CRL HF Ocean Surface Radar of FMCW Type. Part 2. Current Vector  

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The Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) has been developing high-frequency ocean surface radars (HFOSRs). The CRL dual ... HFOSR system can clarify the distribution of surface currents with a nominal range o...

Akitsugu Nadai; Hiroshi Kuroiwa; Masafumi Mizutori…

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Finescale Radar and Airmass Structure of the Comma Head of a Continental Winter Cyclone: The Role of Three Airstreams  

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Data from airborne W-band radar, thermodynamic fields from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model, and air parcel back trajectories from the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model are used to investigate ...

Robert M. Rauber; Matthew K. Macomber; David M. Plummer; Andrew A. Rosenow; Greg M. McFarquhar; Brian F. Jewett; David Leon; Jason M. Keeler

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Manual and Semiautomated Wind Direction Editing for Use in the Generation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Wind Speed Imagery  

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Previous studies have demonstrated that satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can be used as an accurate scatterometer, yielding wind speed fields with subkilometer resolution. This wind speed generation is only possible, however, if a ...

George S. Young; Todd D. Sikora; Nathaniel S. Winstead

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Scanning Cloud Radar Observations at Azores: Preliminary 3D Cloud Products  

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The deployment of the Scanning W-Band ARM Cloud Radar (SWACR) during the AMF campaign at Azores signals the first deployment of an ARM Facility-owned scanning cloud radar and offers a prelude for the type of 3D cloud observations that ARM will have the capability to provide at all the ARM Climate Research Facility sites by the end of 2010. The primary objective of the deployment of Scanning ARM Cloud Radars (SACRs) at the ARM Facility sites is to map continuously (operationally) the 3D structure of clouds and shallow precipitation and to provide 3D microphysical and dynamical retrievals for cloud life cycle and cloud-scale process studies. This is a challenging task, never attempted before, and requires significant research and development efforts in order to understand the radar's capabilities and limitations. At the same time, we need to look beyond the radar meteorology aspects of the challenge and ensure that the hardware and software capabilities of the new systems are utilized for the development of 3D data products that address the scientific needs of the new Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. The SWACR observations at Azores provide a first look at such observations and the challenges associated with their analysis and interpretation. The set of scan strategies applied during the SWACR deployment and their merit is discussed. The scan strategies were adjusted for the detection of marine stratocumulus and shallow cumulus that were frequently observed at the Azores deployment. Quality control procedures for the radar reflectivity and Doppler products are presented. Finally, preliminary 3D-Active Remote Sensing of Cloud Locations (3D-ARSCL) products on a regular grid will be presented, and the challenges associated with their development discussed. In addition to data from the Azores deployment, limited data from the follow-up deployment of the SWACR at the ARM SGP site will be presented. This effort provides a blueprint for the effort required for the development of 3D cloud products from all new SACRs that the program will deploy at all fixed and mobile sites by the end of 2010.

Kollias, P.; Johnson, K.; Jo, I.; Tatarevic, A.; Giangrande, S.; Widener, K.; Bharadwaj, N.; Mead, J.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

478

Vertical Drop of the Naval SNF Long Waste Package On Unyielding Surface  

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The purpose of this calculation is to determine the structural response of a Naval SNF (Spent Nuclear Fuel) Long Waste Package (WP) subjected to 2 m-vertical drop on unyielding surface (US). The scope of this document is limited to reporting the calculation results in terms of maximum stress intensities. This calculation is associated with the waste package design; calculation is performed by the Waste Package Design group. AP-3.12Q, Revision 0, ICN 0, Calculations, is used to perform the calculation and develop the document. The finite element calculation is performed by using the commercially available ANSYS Version (V) 5.4 finite element code. The result of this calculation is provided in terms of maximum stress intensities.

S. Mastilovic

2006-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

479

KC-135 zero-gravity two-phase flow pressure drop experiments and modelling  

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drop and the conclusions. Table 1. Literature Review Summary. EQUATIONS APPUCABLE REGION e, mi+C4] X X2 Cgmt+eX+X2 2 X & 0. 4 X & 0. 15 ANNULAR FLOW WITH USE OF PREMOLI ALGORITHM d (D-28) P (I x)I. Pg Pt where 8 = ? is the slip ratio...)ttpt for X&100 (/he m(N] tp for X&IQQ 0 1 = E+ 3 24 ? I. 'tl Fo. 045 Wee. oss AP2e m-(~ Jtlspt(t X & 0. 6 (OYERFREDIcr) LOW AND MIDRANGE QUALITIES (UNDERPREDICI) EQUATIONS APPLICABLE REGION @z pl~ DpsUs HIGH QUALITIES ANNULAR FLOW P~P &i (D-25...

Lambert, Anne

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Geothermal Two-Phase Wellbore Flow: Pressure Drop Correlations and Flow Pattern Transitions  

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In this paper we present some basic concepts of two-phase flow and review the Orkiszewski (1967) correlations which have been suggested by various investigators to perform well for geothermal wellbore flow situations. We also present a flow regime map based on the transition criteria used by Orkiszewski (1967) and show that most geothermal wells flow under slug flow regime. We have rearranged bubble- to slug-flow transition criterion used by Orkiszewski (1967) to show that the transition depends on the dimensionless pipe diameter number in addition to dimensionless liquid and gas velocity numbers. Our aim is also to identify what research may lead to improvements in two-phase pressure drop calculations for geothermal wellbore flow.

Ambastha, A.K.; Gudmundsson, J.S.

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Case studies in magnetics and ground penetrating radar, Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport, LA and Yankee Boy Rock Glacier, Ouray, CO  

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CASE STUDIES IN MAGNETICS AND GROUND PENETRATING RADAR, SHREVEPORT CONVENTION CENTER, SHREVEPORT, LA AND YANKEE BOY ROCK GLACIER, OURAY, CO A Thesis by CARL J. PIERCE, JR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2002 Major Subject: Geophysics CASE STUDIES IN MAGNETICS AND GROUND PENETRATING RADAR, SHREVEPORT CONVENTION CENTER, SHREVEPORT, LA AND YANKEE BOY ROCK GLACIER...

Pierce, Carl J

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

482

Effect to the High Flux Isotope Reactor by the nearby heavy load drop  

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In this calculation, GE-2000 cask of 25,000 lbs is assumed to drop from a height of 20-ft above the bottom of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) pool slab with end velocity of 430 in/sec at the loading station. The consequences of the dynamic impact to the bottom slab of the pool and to the nearby HFIR reactor vessel are analyzed by applying ABAQUS computer code. The results show that both HFIR vessel structure and its supporting legs are subjected to elastic disturbances only and will not be damaged. The bottom slab of the pool will be damaged. The plastic strain that will cause failure to the concrete slab at the point of impact extends a distance approximately half of the slab thickness of 36 inches. The plastic strain of failure for concrete is assumed to be 0.45%. The velocity response spectrum at the concrete slab next to HFIR vessel as a result of the impact is also obtained. The maximum spectral velocity is approximately 10 in/sec. It is approximately equal to the maximum magnitude of the Oak Ridge velocity spectrum formulated recently with 0.26g peak ground acceleration and 5% damping. However, the peak ground acceleration that is associated with the impact generated response spectrum curve can be as much as 20g. The high frequency acceleration waves are generated in impact problems. It is concluded that the damage caused by heavy load drop at loading station is controlled by the slab damage. The damage of slab will not be severe enough to cause the leakage of pool water.

Chang, S.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Research Reactors Div.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Interphase transfer kinetics of thorium between nitric acid and tributyl phosphate solutions using the single drop and the Lewis cell techniques  

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The kinetic rate constants for the interphase transfer of thorium between an aqueous phase and an organic phase of tributyl phosphate-n-paraffin hydrocarbon have been measured using the single drop and the Lewis cell techniques. Results from individual tests performed with the two techniques agree within experimental error. As with uranium, the data are consistent with a model in which the rate-controlling step is the rate of reaction of the components at the phase interface. An organic-soluble complex, represented by Th(NO/sub 3/)/sub 4/.2TBP, forms in the organic phase. The composition of this complex is confirmed by equilibrium, as well as by kinetic, data. The kinetic data include results from tests showing the effects of TBP concentration and nitrate concentration on the values of the forward and the reverse kinetic constants. Other tests show the effect of temperature on the kinetic constant in both the forward and the reverse transfer directions, and the activation energies and enthalpy for the extraction reactions were estimated from these data. Unlike uranium, thorium extraction was shown to have a Marangoni effect under certain conditions. 10 figures, 1 table.

Horner, D.E.; Mailen, J.C.; Coggins, J.R. Jr.; Thiel, S.W.; Scott, T.C.; Pih, N.; Yates, R.G.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Mobile Testing  

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Mobile apps are everywhere. Some apps entertain and others enable business transactions. Apps increasingly interact with complex IT landscapes. For example, a banking app on a mobile device acts as a front end that invokes services on a back-end server ... Keywords: mobile apps, mobile devices, software quality management, software testing, test automation, test strategy

Klaus Haller

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

I A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER  

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A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER I EVALUATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES PROPOSAL TO NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO A STUDY OF THE WORKABILITY OF URANIUM BY MEANS OF TENSILE-IMPACT, HARDNESS, AND DROP-HAMMER EVALUATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES PROPOSAL TO NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO Southern Research Institute Birmingham, Alabama January 30, 1963 Proposal No. 2152 Copy of original document Iccated in FEMP Archives. .L TABLEOFCONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..I SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..z EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A. Hot-Hardness Evaluations .................. 3

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C-Band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (C-SAPR) Handbook  

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The C-band scanning ARM precipitation radar (C-SAPR) is a scanning polarimetric Doppler radar transmitting simultaneously in both H and V polarizations. With a 350-kW magnetron transmitter, this puts 125 kW of transmitted power for each polarization. The receiver for the C-SAPR is a National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) -developed Hi-Q system operating in a coherent-on-receive mode. The ARM Climate Research Facility operates two C-SAPRs; one of them is deployed near the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility near the triangular array of X-SAPRs, and the second C-SAPR is deployed at ARM’s Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) site on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Widener, K; Bharadwaj, N

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

487

Scanning ARM Cloud Radars Part II: Data Quality Control and Processing  

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The Scanning ARM Cloud Radars (SACR’s) are the primary instruments for documenting the four-dimensional structure and evolution of clouds within a 20-30 km radius from the ARM fixed and mobile sites. Here, the post-processing of the calibrated SACR measurements is discussed. First, a feature mask algorithm that objectively determines the presence of significant radar returns is described. The feature mask algorithm is based on the statistical properties of radar receiver noise. It accounts for atmospheric emission and is applicable even for SACR profiles with few or no signal-free range gates. Using the nearest-in-time atmospheric sounding, the SACR radar reflectivities are corrected for gaseous attenuation (water vapor and oxygen) using a line-by-line absorption model. Despite having a high pulse repetition frequency, the SACR has a narrow Nyquist velocity limit and thus Doppler velocity folding is commonly observed. An unfolding algorithm that makes use of a first guess for the true Doppler velocity using horizontal wind measurements from the nearest sounding is described. The retrieval of the horizontal wind profile from the Hemispherical Sky – Range Height Indicator SACR scan observations and/or nearest sounding is described. The retrieved horizontal wind profile can be used to adaptively configure SACR scan strategies that depend on wind direction. Several remaining challenges are discussed, including the removal of insect and second-trip echoes. The described algorithms significantly enhance SACR data quality and constitute an important step towards the utilization of SACR measurements for cloud research.

Kollias, Pavlos; Jo, Ieng; Borque, Paloma; Tatarevic, Aleksandra; Lamer, Katia; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin B.; Johnson, Karen; Clothiaux, Eugene E.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Some effects of range upon AN/CPS-9 radar reflectivities in thunderstorms  

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of Department) January 1961 Echo height and radar reflectivity measurements are obtained for central and southeast Texas thunderstorms. Storms are classified into five categories according to the severity of surface weather reported by cooper- ative... observers ~ U. S. Weather Bureau severe storm summaries, and news- paper clippings. Median profiles of the reflectivities are constructed, and comparisons are made between reflectivities measured at various ranges. Regression curves are obtained which...

Sanford, Tom E

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

489

Imaging targets embedded in a lossy half space with Synthetic Aperture Radar  

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This paper addresses theoretical aspects of forming images from an airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of targets buried below the earth`s surface. Soil is generally a lossy, dispersive medium, with wide ranging variability in these attributes depending on soil type, moisture content, and a host of other physical properties. Focussing a SAR subsurface image presents new dimensions of complexity relative to its surface-image counterpart, even when the soil`s properties are known. This paper treats the soil as a lossy, dispersive half space, and presents a practical model for the radar echo-delay time to point scatterers within it. This model is then used to illustrate effects of refraction, dispersion, and attenuation on a SAR`s phase histories, and the resulting image. Various data collection geometries and processing strategies are examined for both 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional SAR images. The conclusions from this work are that (1) focussing a SAR image must generally take into account both refraction and dispersion, (2) resolving targets at different depths in lossy soils requires perhaps unprecedented sidelobe attenuation, that for some soils may only be achievable with specialized window functions, (3) the impulse response of the soil itself places a practical limit on the usable bandwidth of the radar, and (4) dynamic ranges and sensitivities will need to be orders of magnitude greater than typical surface-imaging SARs, leading to significant impact on SAR parameters, for example compressing the usable range of pulse repetition frequencies (PRFs).

Doerry, A.W.; Brock, B.C.; Boverie, B.; Cress, D.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

GASIFICATION TEST RUN TC06  

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This report discusses test campaign TC06 of the Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (KBR) Transport Reactor train with a Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Siemens Westinghouse) particle filter system at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) located in Wilsonville, Alabama. The Transport Reactor is an advanced circulating fluidized-bed reactor designed to operate as either a combustor or a gasifier using a particulate control device (PCD). The Transport Reactor was operated as a pressurized gasifier during TC06. Test run TC06 was started on July 4, 2001, and completed on September 24, 2001, with an interruption in service between July 25, 2001, and August 19, 2001, due to a filter element failure in the PCD caused by abnormal operating conditions while tuning the main air compressor. The reactor temperature was varied between 1,725 and 1,825 F at pressures from 190 to 230 psig. In TC06, 1,214 hours of solid circulation and 1,025 hours of coal feed were attained with 797 hours of coal feed after the filter element failure. Both reactor and PCD operations were stable during the test run with a stable baseline pressure drop. Due to its length and stability, the TC06 test run provided valuable data necessary to analyze long-term reactor operations and to identify necessary modifications to improve equipment and process performance as well as progressing the goal of many thousands of hours of filter element exposure.

Southern Company Services, Inc.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

ARM: W-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (W-SACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)  

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W-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (W-SACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

Widener, Kevin; Nelson, Dan; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Lindenmaier, Iosif [Andrei; Johnson, Karen

492

ARM: Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scan (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)  

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Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scan (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin

493

ARM: X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)  

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X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

Widener, Kevin; Nelson, Dan; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Lindenmaier, Iosif [Andrei; Johnson, Karen

494

Heat transfer and pressure drop data for high heat flux densities to water at high subcritical pressures  

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Local surface ooeffioients of heat t-ansfer, overall pressure drop data and mean friction factor are presented for heat flamms up to 3.52106 BtuAr ft2 for water flowing in a nickel tabe isder the following conditions: mass ...

Rohsenow, Warren M.

1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

A Two-Phase Pressure Drop Model Incorporating Local Water Balance and Reactant Consumption in PEM Fuel Cell Gas Channels  

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), and directly affects cost and sizing of fuel cell subsystems. Within several regions of PEMFC operating Fuel Cell Gas Channels E. J. See and S. G. Kandlikar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rochester in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The ability to model two-phase flow and pressure drop

Kandlikar, Satish

496

periods of inconvenience when they drop fruit and create litter problems on paved surfaces such as patios, walks, driveways,  

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periods of inconvenience when they drop fruit and create litter problems on paved surfaces a flowering or fruiting tree lives up to its potential for health and beauty is largely dependent upon its will thrive and flower well. Flowering and fruiting are greatly influenced by duration and intensity

Liskiewicz, Maciej

497

Effect of certain admixtures on coalescence of drops in the extraction system TBP-HNO{sub 3} (HCl)  

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An attempt is made to characterize quantitatively the effect of the TBP hydrolysis products (butanol and dibutyl phosphate) and silica admixtures on the drop coalescene in the two-phase system TBP-HNO{sub 3} (or HCl). Lifetimes of a great number of particular drops on the planar phase boundary were measured, and the lifetime distribution was analyzed. This allowed determination of the coalescence constant and also (using physicochemical properties of the two-phase systems) estimation of depth of the continuous phase layer between the drop and the planar phase boundary at the instant of the drop appearance on the surface, at the point when the coalescence becomes possible as a result of mechanical and thermal fluctuations, and at the point when the coalescence is decelerated by virtue of certain reasons. The coalescence rate at practically the same physical parameters of the system is determined to a great extent by the nature of compounds occurring on the interface. The structural-mechanical barriers due to the occurrence of silica in the surface layer of the aqueous solution containing 3 M HNO{sub 3} and 0.03 M SiO{sub 2} are estimated at the planar phase boundary. In this case, the interface region is sharply different in physical properties from the bulk of the phases.

Sinegribova, O.A.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Droplet Geometry on the Coalescence of Low Viscosity Drops A. Eddi, K. G. Winkels, and J. H. Snoeijer  

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Influence of Droplet Geometry on the Coalescence of Low Viscosity Drops A. Eddi, K. G. Winkels involving sprays and print- ing [4,5]. Breakup and coalescence are singular events during which the liquid-off is universal in the sense that it is completely independent of initial conditions. In this regime, viscosity

Snoeijer, Jacco

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A Robust C-Band Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm and Application to a Long-Term Polarimetric Radar Dataset  

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. Application of the new HID to seven seasons of C-POL data reveals that hail and big drops/melting hail occur-Do, South Korea V. CHANDRASEKAR AND M. THURAI Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado band is de- veloped from theoretical scattering simulations including wet snow, hail, and big drops

Rutledge, Steven

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Signal Generation for FMCW Ultra-Wideband Radar  

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V 8.2 10 .0 GH z 8.0 G Hz Mi teq Fib er O pti c T ra ns ce ive r SL T- 10 M2 G- 20 -20 -M 14 SL R- 10 M2 G- 10 -20 -1 0 Fib er D ela y L ine s 68 5m -13 -23 dB m -16 .5 -27 dB m +0 .5 -9 dB m -2 -12 .5 dB m -4 -14 .5 dB m Min i-C irc uit... 35 4.7 Measurement of settling time of the PLL in the lab 36 4.8: Simulation of synthetic target or delay line test 37 4.9: Implementation on PCB 46 CHAPTER 5: SUMMARY...

Patel, Aqsa Ejaz

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