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1

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

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RAIN AND WIND ESTIMATION FROM SEAWINDS IN HURRICANES AT ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION  

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function (GMF) which relates wind to backscatter (0 ) is not well understood for extremely high wind speedsRAIN AND WIND ESTIMATION FROM SEAWINDS IN HURRICANES AT ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION Brent A. Williams method for estimating wind and rain in hurricanes from SeaWinds at ultra-high resolution is developed. We

Long, David G.

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High speed door assembly  

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This invention is comprised of a high speed door assembly, comprising an actuator cylinder and piston rods, a pressure supply cylinder and fittings, an electrically detonated explosive bolt, a honeycomb structured door, a honeycomb structured decelerator, and a structural steel frame encasing the assembly to close over a 3 foot diameter opening within 50 milliseconds of actuation, to contain hazardous materials and vapors within a test fixture.

Shapiro, C.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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1International High Speed Rail Conference 19642064 High Speed Rail  

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1International High Speed Rail Conference 1964­2064 High Speed Rail: Celebrating Ambition 2014 by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Conference programme 8 ­10 December 2014 Kindly supported by: #12;2 International High Speed Rail Conference Monday 8 December 12:00 ­ 12:50 Registration

Birmingham, University of

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High speed transient sampler  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high speed sampler comprises a meandered sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a straight strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates along the transmission lines. The sampling gates comprise a four terminal diode bridge having a first strobe resistor connected from a first terminal of the bridge to the positive strobe line, a second strobe resistor coupled from the third terminal of the bridge to the negative strobe line, a tap connected to the second terminal of the bridge and to the sample transmission line, and a sample holding capacitor connected to the fourth terminal of the bridge. The resistance of the first and second strobe resistors is much higher than the signal transmission line impedance in the preferred system. This results in a sampling gate which applies a very small load on the sample transmission line and on the strobe generator. The sample holding capacitor is implemented using a smaller capacitor and a larger capacitor isolated from the smaller capacitor by resistance. The high speed sampler of the present invention is also characterized by other optimizations, including transmission line tap compensation, stepped impedance strobe line, a multi-layer physical layout, and unique strobe generator design. A plurality of banks of such samplers are controlled for concatenated or interleaved sample intervals to achieve long sample lengths or short sample spacing. 17 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1995-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed transient sampler  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high speed sampler comprises a meandered sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a straight strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates along the transmission lines. The sampling gates comprise a four terminal diode bridge having a first strobe resistor connected from a first terminal of the bridge to the positive strobe line, a second strobe resistor coupled from the third terminal of the bridge to the negative strobe line, a tap connected to the second terminal of the bridge and to the sample transmission line, and a sample holding capacitor connected to the fourth terminal of the bridge. The resistance of the first and second strobe resistors is much higher than the signal transmission line impedance in the preferred system. This results in a sampling gate which applies a very small load on the sample transmission line and on the strobe generator. The sample holding capacitor is implemented using a smaller capacitor and a larger capacitor isolated from the smaller capacitor by resistance. The high speed sampler of the present invention is also characterized by other optimizations, including transmission line tap compensation, stepped impedance strobe line, a multi-layer physical layout, and unique strobe generator design. A plurality of banks of such samplers are controlled for concatenated or interleaved sample intervals to achieve long sample lengths or short sample spacing.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WIND/RAIN BACKSCATTER MODELING AND WIND/RAIN RETRIEVAL FOR SCATTEROMETER AND  

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/rain backscatter model is developed that has inputs of surface rain rate, incidence angle, wind speed, wind from rain causes estimated wind speeds to be biased high and estimated wind directions to be biased directions are used as the wind direction estimate and the wind speed is derived from SAR by inversion

Long, David G.

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Combination of Speed Stroke Grinding and High Speed Grinding with Regard to Sustainability  

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Combination of Speed Stroke Grinding and High Speed Grindinghow the combination of speed stroke grinding and high speed4] Inasaki, I. , 1988, Speed Stroke Grinding of Advanced

Linke, Barbara; M. Duscha; F. Klocke; Dornfeld, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Rain Rate and Wind Magnitude on SeaWinds Scatterometer Wind Speed Errors  

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Rain within the footprint of the SeaWinds scatterometer on the QuikSCAT satellite causes more significant errors than existed with its predecessor, the NASA scatterometer (NSCAT) on Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-I (ADEOS-I). Empirical ...

David E. Weissman; Mark A. Bourassa; Jeffrey Tongue

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Optical Spectroscopy  

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The large surveys and sensitive instruments of modern astronomy are turning ever more examples of variable objects, many of which are extending the parameter space to testing theories of stellar evolution and accretion. Future projects such as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will only add more challenging candidates to this list. Understanding such objects often requires fast spectroscopy, but the trend for ever larger detectors makes this difficult. In this contribution I outline the science made possible by high-speed spectroscopy, and consider how a combination of the well-known progress in computer technology combined with recent advances in CCD detectors may finally enable it to become a standard tool of astrophysics.

T. R. Marsh

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed sampler and demultiplexer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high speed sampling demultiplexer based on a plurality of sampler banks, each bank comprising a sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates at respective positions along the sample transmission line for sampling the input signal in response to the strobe signal. Strobe control circuitry is coupled to the plurality of banks, and supplies a sequence of bank strobe signals to the strobe transmission lines in each of the plurality of banks, and includes circuits for controlling the timing of the bank strobe signals among the banks of samplers. Input circuitry is included for supplying the input signal to be sampled to the plurality of sample transmission lines in the respective banks. The strobe control circuitry can repetitively strobe the plurality of banks of samplers such that the banks of samplers are cycled to create a long sample length. Second tier demultiplexing circuitry is coupled to each of the samplers in the plurality of banks. The second tier demultiplexing circuitry senses the sample taken by the corresponding sampler each time the bank in which the sampler is found is strobed. A plurality of such samples can be stored by the second tier demultiplexing circuitry for later processing. Repetitive sampling with the high speed transient sampler induces an effect known as "strobe kickout". The sample transmission lines include structures which reduce strobe kickout to acceptable levels, generally 60 dB below the signal, by absorbing the kickout pulses before the next sampling repetition.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed sampler and demultiplexer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high speed sampling demultiplexer based on a plurality of sampler banks, each bank comprising a sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates at respective positions along the sample transmission line for sampling the input signal in response to the strobe signal. Strobe control circuitry is coupled to the plurality of banks, and supplies a sequence of bank strobe signals to the strobe transmission lines in each of the plurality of banks, and includes circuits for controlling the timing of the bank strobe signals among the banks of samplers. Input circuitry is included for supplying the input signal to be sampled to the plurality of sample transmission lines in the respective banks. The strobe control circuitry can repetitively strobe the plurality of banks of samplers such that the banks of samplers are cycled to create a long sample length. Second tier demultiplexing circuitry is coupled to each of the samplers in the plurality of banks. The second tier demultiplexing circuitry senses the sample taken by the corresponding sampler each time the bank in which the sampler is found is strobed. A plurality of such samples can be stored by the second tier demultiplexing circuitry for later processing. Repetitive sampling with the high speed transient sampler induces an effect known as ``strobe kickout``. The sample transmission lines include structures which reduce strobe kickout to acceptable levels, generally 60 dB below the signal, by absorbing the kickout pulses before the next sampling repetition. 16 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed imager test station  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A test station enables the performance of a solid state imager (herein called a focal plane array or FPA) to be determined at high image frame rates. A programmable waveform generator is adapted to generate clock pulses at determinable rates for clock light-induced charges from a FPA. The FPA is mounted on an imager header board for placing the imager in operable proximity to level shifters for receiving the clock pulses and outputting pulses effective to clock charge from the pixels forming the FPA. Each of the clock level shifters is driven by leading and trailing edge portions of the clock pulses to reduce power dissipation in the FPA. Analog circuits receive output charge pulses clocked from the FPA pixels. The analog circuits condition the charge pulses to cancel noise in the pulses and to determine and hold a peak value of the charge for digitizing. A high speed digitizer receives the peak signal value and outputs a digital representation of each one of the charge pulses. A video system then displays an image associated with the digital representation of the output charge pulses clocked from the FPA. In one embodiment, the FPA image is formatted to a standard video format for display on conventional video equipment. 12 figs.

Yates, G.J.; Albright, K.L.; Turko, B.T.

1995-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed imager test station  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A test station enables the performance of a solid state imager (herein called a focal plane array or FPA) to be determined at high image frame rates. A programmable waveform generator is adapted to generate clock pulses at determinable rates for clock light-induced charges from a FPA. The FPA is mounted on an imager header board for placing the imager in operable proximity to level shifters for receiving the clock pulses and outputting pulses effective to clock charge from the pixels forming the FPA. Each of the clock level shifters is driven by leading and trailing edge portions of the clock pulses to reduce power dissipation in the FPA. Analog circuits receive output charge pulses clocked from the FPA pixels. The analog circuits condition the charge pulses to cancel noise in the pulses and to determine and hold a peak value of the charge for digitizing. A high speed digitizer receives the peak signal value and outputs a digital representation of each one of the charge pulses. A video system then displays an image associated with the digital representation of the output charge pulses clocked from the FPA. In one embodiment, the FPA image is formatted to a standard video format for display on conventional video equipment.

Yates, George J. (Santa Fe, NM); Albright, Kevin L. (Los Alamos, NM); Turko, Bojan T. (Moraga, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed digital color imaging pyrometry  

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Temperature measurements of high-explosive and combustion processes are difficult to obtain due to the speed and environment of the events. To overcome these challenges, we have...

Densmore, John M; Biss, Matthew M; McNesby, Kevin L; Homan, Barrie E

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aeroacoustic sources of high speed maglev trains  

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Noise has been identified as a potential source of concern associated with the introduction of high speed maglev trains into the existing transportation system in the United States. The first operational maglev systems have been shown to generate high noise levels at high speeds with noise levels over 100 dBA at 25 m typical for the maximum cruising speeds. At speeds greater than 150 miles per hour the dominant noise source is of aerodynamic origin proportional to the 6th power of velocity at high speeds and 8th power dependency at very high speeds. An investigation of the noisegenerated by maglev systems was conducted to determine noise sources develop noise criteria for high speed maglev systems prepare design guidelines for noise control and recommend an acoustic test facility for maglev research. This paper describes the findings of the study including recommendations for further research to develop a better understanding of the aerodynamic soundgeneration associated with high speed maglev operations. [Work performed under contract to U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the National Maglev Initiative.

Carl E. Hanson

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combination of Speed Stroke Grinding and High Speed Grinding with Regard to Sustainability  

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Stress Model for Speed Stroke Grinding of Hardened SteelStresses in Speed Stroke Grinding via FEA Simulation andCombination of Speed Stroke Grinding and High Speed Grinding

Linke, Barbara; Duscha, Michael; Klocke, Fritz; Dornfeld, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active control system for high speed windmills  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pump stroke is matched to the operating speed of a high speed windmill. The windmill drives a hydraulic pump for a control. Changes in speed of a wind driven shaft open supply and exhaust valves to opposite ends of a hydraulic actuator to lengthen and shorten an oscillating arm thereby lengthening and shortening the stroke of an output pump. Diminishing wind to a stall speed causes the valves to operate the hydraulic cylinder to shorten the oscillating arm to zero. A pressure accumulator in the hydraulic system provides the force necessary to supply the hydraulic fluid under pressure to drive the actuator into and out of the zero position in response to the windmill shaft speed approaching and exceeding windmill stall speed. 4 figs.

Avery, D.E.

1988-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution, high speed ultrahigh vacuum microscopy  

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The history and future of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is discussed as it refers to the eventual development of instruments and techniques applicable to the real time in situ investigation of surface processes with high resolution. To reach this objective, it was necessary to transform conventional high resolution instruments so that an ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) environment at the sample site was created, that access to the sample by various in situ sample modification procedures was provided, and that in situ sample exchanges with other integrated surface analytical systems became possible. Furthermore, high resolution image acquisition systems had to be developed to take advantage of the high speed imaging capabilities of projection imaging microscopes. These changes to conventional electron microscopy and its uses were slowly realized in a few international laboratories over a period of almost 40 years by a relatively small number of researchers crucially interested in advancing the state of the art of electron microscopy and its applications to diverse areas of interest; often concentrating on the nucleation, growth, and properties of thin films on well defined material surfaces. A part of this review is dedicated to the recognition of the major contributions to surface and thin film science by these pioneers. Finally, some of the important current developments in aberration corrected electron optics and eventual adaptations to in situ UHV microscopy are discussed. As a result of all the path breaking developments that have led to today's highly sophisticated UHV-TEM systems, integrated fundamental studies are now possible that combine many traditional surface science approaches. Combined investigations to date have involved in situ and ex situ surface microscopies such as scanning tunneling microscopy/atomic force microscopy, scanning Auger microscopy, and photoemission electron microscopy, and area-integrating techniques such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, temperature programmed desorption, high-resolution electron energy-loss and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopies, and others. Material systems ranging from atomic layers of metals and semiconductors to biology related depositions are being investigated. In the case of biological materials, however, strict limitations to high-resolution applications are imposed by electron radiation damage considerations.

Poppa, Helmut [National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-chip high speed localized cooling using superlattice microrefrigerators  

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cooling, microrefrigerators, optoelectronics, superlattice,in high power, high-speed optoelectronics devices, and

Zhang, Y; Christofferson, J; Shakouri, A; Zeng, G H; Bowers, J E; Croke, E T

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction of Emissions from a High Speed Ferry | Department of...  

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Emissions from a High Speed Ferry Reduction of Emissions from a High Speed Ferry 2003 DEER Conference Presentation: West Virginia University 2003deerthompson.pdf More Documents &...

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MHL High Speed Cavitation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

High Speed Cavitation High Speed Cavitation Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name MHL High Speed Cavitation Overseeing Organization University of Michigan Hydrodynamics Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Channel Length(m) 0.8 Beam(m) 0.2 Depth(m) 0.2 Cost(per day) $2000(+ Labor/Materials) Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities Yes Maximum Velocity(m/s) 25.9 Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Velocity(m/s) 25.9 Recirculating No Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description Custom Data Acquisition System using National Instruments hardware; system compatible with Planing Hull and Floating Beam Dynamometers Number of channels 16 Bandwidth(kHz) 20 Cameras Yes

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Free-Space Optical High-Speed Link in the Urban Area of Southern Rome: Preliminary Experimental  

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Free-Space Optical High-Speed Link in the Urban Area of Southern Rome: Preliminary Experimental Set is placed on water particle effects (fog and rain). A semi-empirical model evaluation of these atmospheric, Piazza Pakistan, height 50 m), and the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Trade (point C, Viale

Marzano, Frank Silvio

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High speed optical quantum random number generation  

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High speed optical quantum random number generation Martin F¨urst1,2,, Henning Weier1,2, Sebastian, ready-for-use quantum random number generator (QRNG) whose stochastic model is based on the ran- domness directly delivered to a PC, generated at a rate of up to 50 Mbit/s, clearly pass all tests relevant

Weinfurter, Harald

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Data Capture Technique for High Speed Signaling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A data capture technique for high speed signaling to allow for optimal sampling of an asynchronous data stream. This technique allows for extremely high data rates and does not require that a clock be sent with the data as is done in source synchronous systems. The present invention also provides a hardware mechanism for automatically adjusting transmission delays for optimal two-bit simultaneous bi-directional (SiBiDi) signaling.

Barrett, Wayne Melvin (Rochester, MN); Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Coteus, Paul William (Yorktwon Heights, NY); Gara, Alan Gene (Mount Kisco, NY); Jackson, Rory (Eastchester, NY); Kopcsay, Gerard Vincent (Yorktown Hieghts, NY); Nathanson, Ben Jesse (Teaneck, NY); Vranas, Paylos Michael (Bedford Hills, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Brewster, NY)

2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed Particle Image Velocimetry Overview  

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Speed Particle Image Velocimetry Speed Particle Image Velocimetry Overview The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing U.S. Non- provisional Patent Application 12/765,317 entitled "Method of Particle Trajectory Recognition in Particle Flows of High Particle Concentration Using a Candidate Trajectory Tree Process with Variable Search Areas." This patent application discloses a novel method to simultaneously track the motion of high numbers of object images under extreme, high concen- tration conditions. Although the software is designed to simultaneously track large numbers of particle images in flow fields, it can track any type of object whose locations are available at consecutive time increments (e.g.,

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LIRR High-Speed Flywheel Demonstration  

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LIRR High-Speed Flywheel LIRR High-Speed Flywheel Demonstration Guy Sliker Program Manager Research & Technology Development New York Power Authority This project is part of the Joint Energy Storage Initiative between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Energy Storage Systems Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE/ESS), and managed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Presentation Layout Introduction Flywheel Description Project Reasoning Project Objective Project Participants Expected Benefits New York Power Authority Highlights A public benefit energy corporation founded 1931 Largest non-federal public electric utility in United States Wholesale power supplier throughout New York State and neighboring states as required by law

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High Speed AB-Solar Sail  

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The Solar sail is a large thin film used to collect solar light pressure for moving of space apparatus. Unfortunately, the solar radiation pressure is very small about 9 mkN/sq.m at Earth's orbit. However, the light force significantly increases up to 0.2 - 0.35 N/sq.m near the Sun. The author offers his research on a new revolutionary highly reflective solar sail which flyby (after special maneuver) near Sun and attains velocity up to 400 km/sec and reaching far planets of the Solar system in short time or enable flights out of Solar system. New, highly reflective sail-mirror allows avoiding the strong heating of the solar sail. It may be useful for probes close to the Sun and Mercury and Venus. Key words: AB-solar sail, highly reflective solar sail, high speed propulsion.

Bolonkin, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed AB-Solar Sail  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Solar sail is a large thin film used to collect solar light pressure for moving of space apparatus. Unfortunately, the solar radiation pressure is very small about 9 mkN/sq.m at Earth's orbit. However, the light force significantly increases up to 0.2 - 0.35 N/sq.m near the Sun. The author offers his research on a new revolutionary highly reflective solar sail which flyby (after special maneuver) near Sun and attains velocity up to 400 km/sec and reaching far planets of the Solar system in short time or enable flights out of Solar system. New, highly reflective sail-mirror allows avoiding the strong heating of the solar sail. It may be useful for probes close to the Sun and Mercury and Venus. Key words: AB-solar sail, highly reflective solar sail, high speed propulsion.

A. Bolonkin

2007-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems  

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High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems K. Minoglou.minoglou@imel.demorkitos.gr Abstract. The study of high density integrated optoelectronic circuits involves the development of hybrid integration technologies and the generation of models for the optoelectronic devices. To meet these goals

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

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Motion at High Speed Did you read chapter 7  

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fast is "high speed" 50 mph 225 mphp 550 mph 39,000 mph Speed of light: 670,000,000 mph Extends off/20,000 of the speed of li hlight All Motion is relative We must define a reference frame in which to measure/Morley experiment. Albert Michelson Conclusion: Light does not obey Galilean relativity! Relativity and the Speed

Hart, Gus

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Research towards high speed extrusion freeforming  

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods are currently utilised for the manufacture of prototypes and low volume, high cost parts. This is because in most cases the high material costs and low volumetric deposition rates of AM parts result in higher per part cost than traditional manufacturing methods. This paper brings together recent research aimed at improving the economics of AM, in particular Extrusion Freeforming (EF). A new class of machine is described called High Speed Additive Manufacturing (HSAM) in which software, hardware and materials advances are aggregated. HSAM could be cost competitive with injection moulding for medium sized medium quantity parts. A general outline for a HSAM machine and supply chain is provided along with future required research.

Hadley Brooks; Mihaela E. Lupeanu; Barry Piorkowski

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy management options for high speed trains  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The efficient operation of trains which undergo large changes in energy as they fulfill their operational function requires recapture of the kinetic energy of a high speed train or the potential energy of a train in mountainous terrain. This paper is a description of the various storage options available in the railroad environment and their relative merits. The economic, environmental, and safety issues are discussed. The options discussed include: the physical means of storing energy, the location on board the train or on fixed ground, and the relation of energy storage to the nature of the engine used as a prime mover. It is argued that, in the absence of a fully electric, power supply connected to a utility grid, the gas turbine engine is the best propulsion system to meet the propulsion needs of trains requiring high power and efficiency because its high power to weight ratio enables the use of energy storage.

Decher, R. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Highspeed digital optical processing in future networks  

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...to be carried out at ultra-high speed in the optical domain, without O...along an optical waveguide at the speed of light. We suggest that the way towards powerful data processing at high speed is to use digital optical processing...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed/ Low Effluent Process for Ethanol  

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n this project, BPI demonstrated a new ethanol fermentation technology, termed the High Speed/ Low Effluent (HS/LE) process on both lab and large pilot scale as it would apply to wet mill and/or dry mill corn ethanol production. The HS/LE process allows very rapid fermentations, with 18 to 22% sugar syrups converted to 9 to 11% ethanol beers in 6 to 12 hours using either a consecutive batch or continuous cascade implementation. This represents a 5 to 8X increase in fermentation speeds over conventional 72 hour batch fermentations which are the norm in the fuel ethanol industry today. The consecutive batch technology was demonstrated on a large pilot scale (4,800 L) in a dry mill corn ethanol plant near Cedar Rapids, IA (Xethanol Biofuels). The pilot demonstrated that 12 hour fermentations can be accomplished on an industrial scale in a non-sterile industrial environment. Other objectives met in this project included development of a Low Energy (LE) Distillation process which reduces the energy requirements for distillation from about 14,000 BTU/gal steam ($0.126/gal with natural gas @ $9.00 MCF) to as low as 0.40 KW/gal electrical requirements ($0.022/gal with electricity @ $0.055/KWH). BPI also worked on the development of processes that would allow application of the HS/LE fermentation process to dry mill ethanol plants. A High-Value Corn ethanol plant concept was developed to produce 1) corn germ/oil, 2) corn bran, 3) ethanol, 4) zein protein, and 5) nutritional protein, giving multiple higher value products from the incoming corn stream.

M. Clark Dale

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Photodetector having high speed and sensitivity  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides a photodetector having an advantageous combination of sensitivity and speed; it has a high sensitivity while retaining high speed. In a preferred embodiment, visible light is detected, but in some embodiments, x-rays can be detected, and in other embodiments infrared can be detected. The present invention comprises a photodetector having an active layer, and a recombination layer. The active layer has a surface exposed to light to be detected, and comprises a semiconductor, having a bandgap graded so that carriers formed due to interaction of the active layer with the incident radiation tend to be swept away from the exposed surface. The graded semiconductor material in the active layer preferably comprises Al.sub.1-x Ga.sub.x As. An additional sub-layer of graded In.sub.1-y Ga.sub.y As may be included between the Al.sub.1-x Ga.sub.x As layer and the recombination layer. The recombination layer comprises a semiconductor material having a short recombination time such as a defective GaAs layer grown in a low temperature process. The recombination layer is positioned adjacent to the active layer so that carriers from the active layer tend to be swept into the recombination layer. In an embodiment, the photodetector may comprise one or more additional layers stacked below the active and recombination layers. These additional layers may include another active layer and another recombination layer to absorb radiation not absorbed while passing through the first layers. A photodetector having a stacked configuration may have enhanced sensitivity and responsiveness at selected wavelengths such as infrared.

Morse, Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA); Mariella, Jr., Raymond P. (Danville, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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This work concentrates on circuit realization of high speed and low voltage switched capacitor circuits, with emphasis on the operational transconductance amplifier (OTA). An overview of switched capacitor circuits is given. Speed and voltage...

Shankar, Asit

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Pressure Flame Speed Measurements  

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addition on flame speeds of hydrocarbon fuels 3. Soot formation and explosive gasification in burning droplets of dieselbiodieselethanol blends C. K. Law Princeton...

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High speed exhaust gas recirculation valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In order to minimize pollutants such as Nox, internal combustion engines typically include an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve that can be used to redirect a portion of exhaust gases to an intake conduit, such as an intake manifold, so that the redirected exhaust gases will be recycled. It is desirable to have an EGR valve with fast-acting capabilities, and it is also desirable to have the EGR valve take up as little space as possible. An exhaust gas recirculation valve is provided that includes an exhaust passage tube, a valve element pivotally mounted within the exhaust passage tube, a linear actuator; and a gear train. The gear train includes a rack gear operatively connected to the linear actuator, and at least one rotatable gear meshing with the rack gear and operatively connected to the valve element to cause rotation of the valve element upon actuation of the linear actuator. The apparatus provides a highly compact package having a high-speed valve actuation capability.

Fensom, Rod (Peterborough, GB); Kidder, David J. (Peterborough, GB)

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed pumping to UHV  

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Development of a high-speed pumping system for ultra high vacuum (UHV) process dose not reduce only cost and waiting time for experiment and production, but also reduces CO2 emission that is known as one of the serious causes in the global warming problem. Reduction of vapor water concentration in a purge gas line would be one of the most effective measures to reduce pumping time to UHV. We carried out control of water vapor in a nitrogen gas purge line in addition to surface treatments of chambers using buff polishing and electrolytic polishing, followed by measurement of outgassing rate of the chambers. Under the reasonable control of the water vapor, the pumping time to reach the pressure of 1נ10?6Pa was able to be shortened with two orders of the magnitude. And it was also found that the main residual gas in the chamber was hydrogen after pumping down with the low concentration of water vapor. The quality of residual gas was equivalent to the quality in a baked UHV system. The introduction of well controlled nitrogen gas to the vacuum system which was not baked out during its pumping has proved a pressure of 3נ10?8Pa for 24h in the chamber without orifice.

Ko Yamazaki; Junichi Shike; Motoi Yamagata; Masahiro Kitano; Michiru Nishiwaki; Shigeki Kato

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed flow cytometric separation of viable cells  

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Hematopoietic cell populations are separated to provide cell sets and subsets as viable cells with high purity and high yields, based on the number of original cells present in the mixture. High-speed flow cytometry is employed using light characteristics of the cells to separate the cells, where high flow speeds are used to reduce the sorting time.

Sasaki, D.T.; Van den Engh, G.J.; Buckie, A.M.

1995-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed flow cytometric separation of viable cells  

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Hematopoietic cell populations are separated to provide cell sets and subsets as viable cells with high purity and high yields, based on the number of original cells present in the mixture. High-speed flow cytometry is employed using light characteristics of the cells to separate the cells, where high flow speeds are used to reduce the sorting time.

Sasaki, Dennis T. (Mountain View, CA); Van den Engh, Gerrit J. (Seattle, WA); Buckie, Anne-Marie (Margate, GB)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed point derivative microseismic detector  

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A high speed microseismic event detector constructed in accordance with the present invention uses a point derivative comb to quickly and accurately detect microseismic events. Compressional and shear waves impinging upon microseismic receiver stations disposed to collect waves are converted into digital data and analyzed using a point derivative comb including assurance of quiet periods prior to declaration of microseismic events. If a sufficient number of quiet periods have passed, the square of a two point derivative of the incoming digital signal is compared to a trip level threshold exceeding the determined noise level to declare a valid trial event. The squaring of the derivative emphasizes the differences between noise and signal, and the valid event is preferably declared when the trip threshold has been exceeded over a temporal comb width to realize a comb over a given time period. Once a trial event has been declared, the event is verified through a spatial comb, which applies the temporal event comb to additional stations. The detector according to the present invention quickly and accurately detects initial compressional waves indicative of a microseismic event which typically exceed the ambient cultural noise level by a small amount, and distinguishes the waves from subsequent larger amplitude shear waves. 9 figs.

Uhl, J.E.; Warpinski, N.R.; Whetten, E.B.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed point derivative microseismic detector  

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A high speed microseismic event detector constructed in accordance with the present invention uses a point derivative comb to quickly and accurately detect microseismic events. Compressional and shear waves impinging upon microseismic receiver stations disposed to collect waves are converted into digital data and analyzed using a point derivative comb including assurance of quiet periods prior to declaration of microseismic events. If a sufficient number of quiet periods have passed, the square of a two point derivative of the incoming digital signal is compared to a trip level threshold exceeding the determined noise level to declare a valid trial event. The squaring of the derivative emphasizes the differences between noise and signal, and the valid event is preferably declared when the trip threshold has been exceeded over a temporal comb width to realize a comb over a given time period. Once a trial event has been declared, the event is verified through a spatial comb, which applies the temporal event comb to additional stations. The detector according to the present invention quickly and accurately detects initial compressional waves indicative of a microseismic event which typically exceed the ambient cultural noise level by a small amount, and distinguishes the waves from subsequent larger amplitude shear waves.

Uhl, James Eugene (Albuquerque, NM); Warpinski, Norman Raymond (Albuquerque, NM); Whetten, Ernest Blayne (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sizing High Speed Micro Generators for Smart Grid Systems  

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This chapter presents a step by step sizing procedure of High Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators (HSPMSGs) for smart grid applications to be driven by micro-turbines....

Adel El Shahat; Ali Keyhani

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUPER HIGH-SPEED MINIATURIZED PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR  

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SUPER HIGH-SPEED MINIATURIZED PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR by LIPING ZHENG B.S. Shanghai with the design of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) to operate at super-high speed with high efficiency shaft output power at 200,000 rpm and at the cryogenic temperature of 77 K. The test results showed

Wu, Thomas

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High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena,  

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International Airport. · Florida is on track to open one of America's first HSR express service between Tampa Situation of High Speed Rail · The US only has one high speed rail o Acela Which runs from Boston Airport congestion o By eliminating 900,000 city to city flights · Give access to cheaper long distance

Nagurney, Anna

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Dual, High Speed ECL Comparators ADCMP563/ADCMP564  

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time bandwidth Typical output rise/fall time of 500 ps ESD protection > 4kV HBM, >200V MM Programmable drive transmission lines terminated in 50 to -2 V. A latch input, which is included, permits tracking ends Window comparators High speed line receivers Threshold detection Peak detection High speed

Berns, Hans-Gerd

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Reversed Gravitational Acceleration for High-speed Particles  

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Examination of the free-fall motion of particles of extremely high-speed in the Schwarzschild geometry reveals that the gravitational acceleration of such particles is reversed when measured in Schwarzschild coordinates. High-speed particles decelerate when moving radially downward, and they accelerate when moving upward. The onset of this abnormal behavior occurs at a speed of 1/Sqrt(3) times the local value of the speed of light. However, the gravitational force always remains attractive. PACS numbers: 04.20.-q, 04.20.Cv, 01.65+g

Hans C. Ohanian

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed camera characterization of voluntary eye blinking kinematics  

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...continuous exposure of light, and (iii) relieves...loud sound or strong light. In this study, we consider...amplitude, duration and peak speed vary significantly between...chair before a high-speed camera, one person at...humidity with natural light. For each volunteer...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed Flywheels for Integrated Energy Storage and Attitude Control  

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High Speed Flywheels for Integrated Energy Storage and Attitude Control Christopher D. Hall. Decomposition of the space of internal torques separates the attitude control functionfrom the energy storage simultaneously performing energy storage and extraction operations. 1 Introduction The power engineering

Hall, Christopher D.

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Optical system for high-speed Atomic Force Microscope  

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This thesis presents the design and development of an optical cantilever deflection sensor for a high speed Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). This optical sensing system is able to track a small cantilever while the X-Y scanner ...

Lim, Kwang Yong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary-linear axes for high speed machining  

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This thesis presents the design, analysis, fabrication, and control of a rotary-linear axis; this axis is a key subsystem for high speed, 5-axis machine tools intended for fabricating centimeter-scale parts. The rotary-linear ...

Liebman, Michael Kevin, 1974-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-speed hysteresis motor spindle for machining applications  

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An analysis of suitable drive technologies for use in a new high-speed machining spindle was performed to determine critical research areas. The focus is on a hysteresis motor topology using a solid, inherently-balanced ...

Bayless, Jacob D. (Jacob Daniel)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic evaluation of high-speed semi-SWATH vessels  

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High-speed semi-displacement vessels have enjoyed rapid development and widespread use over the past 25 years. Concurrent with their growth as viable commercial and naval platforms, has been the advancement of three-dimensional ...

Guttenplan, Adam (Adam David)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration Measurement on Viaduact of Taiwan High Speed Railway  

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There were 13 standard spans of variant span length and pier height tested at early stage of Taiwan High Speed Railways operation. The test was aimed to verify the actual dynamic responses meeting the design cod...

C. S. Chen; M. H. Chen; C. Y. Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed imaging of transient non-Newtonian fluid phenomena  

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In this thesis, I investigate the utility of high speed imaging for gaining scientific insight into the nature of short-duration transient fluid phenomena, specifically applied to the Kaye effect. The Kaye effect, noted ...

Gallup, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Hodsdon), 1982-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed low-voltage ultraviolet light source  

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A novel quasi-spark gap has been designed and constructed with high-speed and low-spark voltage characteristics. Ultraviolet light generating sparks can be operated at a rate of up to...

Huang, L; Hsu, S C; Kwok, H S

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

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An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1986-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

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An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed. 7 figs.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1987-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-fueled high-speed diesel engine development  

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The objectives of this program are to study combustion feasibility by running Series 149 engine tests at high speeds with a fuel injection and combustion system designed for coal-water-slurry (CWS). The following criteria will be used to judge feasibility: (1) engine operation for sustained periods over the load range at speeds from 600 to 1900 rpm. The 149 engine for mine-haul trucks has a rated speed of 1900 rpm; (2) reasonable fuel economy and coal burnout rate; (3) reasonable cost of the engine design concept and CWS fuel compared to future oil prices.

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1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed quantum networking by ship  

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Quantum communication will improve the security of cryptographic systems and decision-making algorithms, support secure client-server computation, and improve the sensitivity of scientific instruments. As these applications consume quantum entanglement, a method for replenishing networked entanglement is essential. Direct transmission of quantum signals over long distances is prevented by fibre attenuation and the no-cloning theorem. This has motivated the development of quantum repeaters, which are designed to purify entanglement and extend its range. Quantum repeaters have been demonstrated over short distances, but an error-corrected repeater network with sufficient bandwidth over global distances will require new technology. In particular, no proposed hardware appears suitable for deployment along undersea cables, leaving the prospect of isolated metropolitan networks. Here we show that error-corrected quantum memories installed in cargo containers and carried by ship could provide a flexible and scalable connection between local networks, enabling low-latency, high-fidelity quantum communication across global distances. With recent demonstrations of quantum technology with sufficient fidelity to enable topological error correction, implementation of the necessary quantum memories is within reach, and effective bandwidth will increase with improvements in fabrication. Thus, our architecture provides a new approach to quantum networking that avoids many of the technological requirements of undersea quantum repeaters, providing an alternate path to a worldwide Quantum Internet.

Simon J. Devitt; Andrew D. Greentree; Ashley M. Stephens; Rodney Van Meter

2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-high-speed optical and electronic distributed devices  

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This report summarizes work on the development of ultra-high-speed semiconductor optical and electronic devices. High-speed operation is achieved by velocity matching the input stimulus to the output signal along the device`s length. Electronic devices such as field-effect transistors (FET`s), should experience significant speed increases by velocity matching the electrical input and output signals along the device. Likewise, optical devices, which are typically large, can obtain significant bandwidths by velocity matching the light being generated, detected or modulated with the electrical signal on the device`s electrodes. The devices discussed in this report utilize truly distributed electrical design based on slow-wave propagation to achieve velocity matching.

Hietala, V.M.; Plut, T.A.; Kravitz, S.H.; Vawter, G.A.; Wendt, J.R.; Armendariz, M.G.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed pulse-shape generator, pulse multiplexer  

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The invention combines arbitrary amplitude high-speed pulses for precision pulse shaping for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The circuitry combines arbitrary height pulses which are generated by replicating scaled versions of a trigger pulse and summing them delayed in time on a pulse line. The combined electrical pulses are connected to an electro-optic modulator which modulates a laser beam. The circuit can also be adapted to combine multiple channels of high speed data into a single train of electrical pulses which generates the optical pulses for very high speed optical communication. The invention has application in laser pulse shaping for inertial confinement fusion, in optical data links for computers, telecommunications, and in laser pulse shaping for atomic excitation studies. The invention can be used to effect at least a 10.times. increase in all fiber communication lines. It allows a greatly increased data transfer rate between high-performance computers. The invention is inexpensive enough to bring high-speed video and data services to homes through a super modem.

Burkhart, Scott C. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LM119/LM219/LM319 High Speed Dual Comparator  

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LM119/LM219/LM319 High Speed Dual Comparator General Description The LM119 series are precision higher gain and lower input currents than devices like the LM710. The uncommitted collector of the output stage makes the LM119 compatible with RTL, DTL and TTL as well as capable of driving lamps and relays

Lanterman, Aaron

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HIGH SPEED RAIL COSTS, BENEFITS, AND FINANCING RAYMOND H. ELLIS  

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Incremental Capital Cost Capital Cost Year of (Billions (Billions Completion Expenditure Section 2010$) 2010 YEAR OF EXPENDITURE CAPITAL DOLLARS CUMULATIVE YEAR OF EXPENDITURE CAPITAL COST INITIAL CONST$) of Section Capital Cost #12;CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL PHASE 1 CAPITAL COSTS SECTION INCREMENTAL CAPITAL

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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Logic Synthesis with High Speed CMOS Circuit Techniques  

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Systems for automated logic synthesis with the True Single Phase Clocking circuit technique (TSPC) and a modified form of the Clock and Data Precharged Dynamic (CDPD) circuit technique, are presented. The CDPD system synthesizes high speed one clock ... Keywords: CMOS integrated circuits, logic synthesis

Johnny Pihl; Einar J. Aas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Parameter Estimation Algorithms For Nonlinear Smart Materials  

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High-Speed Parameter Estimation Algorithms For Nonlinear Smart Materials Jon M. Ernstberger with experimental data. 1. INTRODUCTION Smart materials exhibit unique actuator and sensor capabilities for a range of aerospace, aeronautic, indus- trial and DoD applications. Applications of smart materials include

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Self-synchronizing scheme for high speed computational ghost imaging  

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Computational ghost imaging needs to acquire a large number of correlated measurements between reference patterns and the scene for reconstruction, so extremely high acquisition speed is crucial for fast ghost imaging. With the development of technologies, high frequency illumination and detectors are both available, but their synchronization needs technique demanding customization and lacks flexibility for different setup configurations. This letter proposes a self-synchronization scheme that can eliminate this difficulty by introducing a high precision synchronization technique and corresponding algorithm. We physically implement the proposed scheme using a 20kHz spatial light modulator to generate random binary patterns together with a 100 times faster photodiode for high speed ghost imaging, and the acquisition frequency is around 14 times faster than that of state-of-the-arts.

Suo, Jinli; Bian, Liheng; Zhang, Lei; Dai, Qionghai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed gears for gas turbine drive  

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Recently, Lufkin Industries, Power Transmission Div., full-load tested a high-speed gear designed to couple a 50 Hz electric power generator to a GE LM6000 gas turbine for a power generation project in Australia. The gear is rated 52.2 MW to match the output of the LM6000 gas turbine believed to be one of the largest gear testing operations for this type and size of gear. Each gear drive manufactured by Lufkin is full-speed tested to verify its performance. Tests performed on high-speed units duplicate field conditions, as closely as possible, in order to verify critical speed analysis results and new bearing designs, if used. Lufkin also tests design techniques used in the development of new products. The finite element analysis performed to predict housing deflection in the thrust bearing area of a new extruder driveline was verified by testing of a prototype unit housing. Recently, housing structure stiffness and natural frequencies were predicted and verified on the test stand for some 50 MW vertically offset gear units. A complete data acquisition system is used to gather data from bearing, inlet and drain temperature monitoring points. The temperature monitoring system will accommodate type T,K,J, and E thermocouples and platinum and nickel RTDs.

Kane, J.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging of high-speed dust particle trajectories on NSTX  

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Imaging of high-speed incandescent dust particle trajectories in a tokamak plasma has been accomplished on NSTX using up to three high-speed cameras each viewing the same plasma volume from different locations and operating at speeds up to 68 000 frames/s with exposure times varying from 2 to 300 {mu}s. The dynamics of the dust trajectories can be quite complex exhibiting a large variation in both speed (10-200 m/s) and direction. Simulations of these trajectories will be utilized to ascertain the role dust may play in future machines such as ITER where significant dust production from wall erosion is expected. NSTX has numerous view ports including both tangential as well as radial views in both the midplane and lower divertors. Several vertical ports are also available so that a few specific regions in NSTX may be viewed simultaneously from several different camera positions. The cameras can be operated in the full visible spectrum but near-infrared filters can be utilized to enhance the observation of incandescent particles against a bright background. A description of the cameras and required optics is presented.

Roquemore, A. L.; Davis, W.; Kaita, R.; Skinner, C. H.; Maqueda, R.; Nishino, N. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Nova Photonics, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States); Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of High-Speed Resonant Cavity Enhanced Schottky Photodiodes  

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Abstract We report the fabrication and testing of a GaAsbased high-speed resonant cavity enhanced (RCE) Schottky photodiode. The top-illuminated RCE detector is constructed by integrating a Schottky contact, a thin absorption region (InHXHVGaHXWPAs) and a distributed AlAsGaAs Bragg mirror. The Schottky contact metal serves as a high-reflectivity top mirror in the RCE detector structure. The devices were fabricated by using a microwave-compatible fabrication process. The resulting spectral photo response had a resonance around 895 nm, in good agreement with our simulations. The full-widthat-half-maximum (FWHM) was 15 nm, and the enhancement factor was in excess of 6. The photodiode had an experimental setup limited temporal response of 18 ps FWHM, corresponding to a 3-dB bandwidth of 20 GHz. Index TermsHigh-speed circuits/devices, photodetectors, photodiodes, resonant caity enhancement, Schottky diodes.

Ekmel zbay; M. Saiful Islam; Bora Onat; Student Member; Mutlu Gkkavas; Orhan Aytr; Gary Tuttle; Elias Towe; R. H. Henderson; M. Selim nl; Senior Member

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Micro Mirrors for High-speed Laser Deflection and Patterning  

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Abstract This paper focuses on high-speed optical MEMS Scanners and Micro Mirror Arrays. Devices supporting spot/pixel rateshigher than 10 Mpixel/s are considered and discussed regarding limits and possibilities to further improve speed and optical properties. Several variants of both types, developed by our group, are presented. Scanning Micro Mirrors with frequencies up to 100kHz enable spot rates of up to 130 Mpixels / s at 650nm. Bragg-coatings enable high power applications up to 20 W (beam 2mm). Challenges like static and dynamic mirror planariy are discussed. A 29-kHz-scanner for laser projection serves as application example. Highly parallel operated Micro Mirror Arrays extend pattern speed to 10 Gpixel / s including analog grey scaling. Irradiation tests prove stable operation of the mirrors at DUV. Prospects regarding optical planarity and high reflective coatings are discussed. By means of two examples, laser patterning of semiconductor masks and laser patterning of Printed Circuit Boards, properties of the spatial light modulators are presented. The two device classes are compared regarding spot/pixel rate and frequency. The comparison includes representative MEMS device examples from literature.

Harald Schenk; Jan Grahmann; Thilo Sandner; Michael Wagner; Ulrike Dauderstdt; Jan-Uwe Schmidt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed digital holographic interferometry for vibration measurement  

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A system based on digital holographic interferometry for the measurement of vibrations is presented. A high-power continuous laser(10 W) and a high-speed CCD camera are used. Hundreds of holograms of an object that has been subjected to dynamic deformation are recorded. The acquisition speed and the time of exposure of the detector are determined by the vibration frequency. Two methods are presented for triggering the camera in order to acquire at a given phase of the vibration. The phase of the wavefront is calculated from the recorded holograms by use of a two-dimensional digital Fourier-transform method. The deformation of the object is obtained from the phase. By combination of the deformations recorded at different times it is possible to reconstruct the vibration of the object.

Pedrini, Giancarlo; Osten, Wolfgang; Gusev, Mikhail E

2006-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Gearbox Reliability Collaborative High-Speed Shaft Calibration  

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Instrumentation has been added to the high-speed shaft, pinion, and tapered roller bearing pair of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative gearbox to measure loads and temperatures. The new shaft bending moment and torque instrumentation was calibrated and the purpose of this document is to describe this calibration process and results, such that the raw shaft bending and torque signals can be converted to the proper engineering units and coordinate system reference for comparison to design loads and simulation model predictions.

Keller, J.; McNiff, B.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic  

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A system is provided for the high-speed and high-fidelity collection of network traffic. The system can collect traffic at gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speeds, scale to terabit-per-second (Tbps) speeds, and support additional functions such as real-time network intrusion detection. The present system uses a dedicated operating system for traffic collection to maximize efficiency, scalability, and performance. A scalable infrastructure and apparatus for the present system is provided by splitting the work performed on one host onto multiple hosts. The present system simultaneously addresses the issues of scalability, performance, cost, and adaptability with respect to network monitoring, collection, and other network tasks. In addition to high-speed and high-fidelity network collection, the present system provides a flexible infrastructure to perform virtually any function at high speeds such as real-time network intrusion detection and wide-area network emulation for research purposes.

Weigle, Eric H. (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Stall inception measurements in a high-speed multistage compressor  

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This paper presents unsteady measurements taken in a high-speed four-stage aeroengine compressor prior to the onset of aerodynamic flow instabilities. In this experiment, 40 fast-response pressure transducers have been located at various axial and circumferential positions throughout the machine in order to give a very detailed picture of stall inception. At all the compressor speeds investigated, the stall pattern observed is initiated by a very short length-scale finite-amplitude disturbance, which propagates at a fast rate around the annulus. This initial stall cell leads to a large-amplitude system instability in less than five rotor revolutions. Varying the IGV setting angle is found to have a strong influence on the axial location of the first disturbance detected. In particular, transferring the aerodynamic loading from front to down-stream stages moves the first disturbance detected from the first to the last stage of the compressor. Other repeatable features of the stall inception pattern in this compressor have been identified using a simple analysis technique particularly appropriate to the study of short length-scale disturbances. It is found that the origins of instabilities are tied to particular tangential positions in both the stationary and rotating frames of reference. These measurements lead to the conclusion that the stall inception process in high-speed multistage compressors can be characterized by some very local and organized flow phenomena. Moreover, there is no evidence of prestall waves in this compressor.

Escuret, J.F.; Garnier, V. [SNECMA, Moissy-Cramayel (France). Compressor Aerodynamics Dept.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Limitation Control for a PMSG-Based Marine Current Turbine at High Tidal Speed and  

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Power Limitation Control for a PMSG-Based Marine Current Turbine at High Tidal Speed and Strong Sea Abstract--This paper deals with the control strategies for a fixed-pitch marine current turbine (MCT) when the nominal MPPT tracking speed during high speed marine currents. In the speed control strategy, the turbine

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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High-speed, sub-pull-in voltage MEMS switching.  

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We have proposed and demonstrated MEMS switching devices that take advantage of the dynamic behavior of the MEMS devices to provide lower voltage actuation and higher switching speeds. We have explored the theory behind these switching techniques and have demonstrated these techniques in a range of devices including MEMS micromirror devices and in-plane parallel plate MEMS switches. In both devices we have demonstrated switching speeds under one microsecond which has essentially been a firm limit in MEMS switching. We also developed low-loss silicon waveguide technology and the ability to incorporate high-permittivity dielectric materials with MEMS. The successful development of these technologies have generated a number of new projects and have increased both the MEMS switching and optics capabilities of Sandia National Laboratories.

Spahn, Olga Blum; Brewer, Steven; Olsson, Roy H.; Bogart, Gregory R.; Luck, David L.; Watts, Michael R.; Shaw, Michael J.; Nielson, Gregory N.; Resnick, Paul James; Tigges, Christopher P.; Grossetete, Grant David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed Flight in an Ergodic Forest  

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Inspired by birds flying through cluttered environments such as dense forests, this paper studies the theoretical foundations of a novel motion planning problem: high-speed navigation through a randomly-generated obstacle field when only the statistics of the obstacle generating process are known a priori. Resembling a planar forest environment, the obstacle generating process is assumed to determine the locations and sizes of disk-shaped obstacles. When this process is ergodic, and under mild technical conditions on the dynamics of the bird, it is shown that the existence of an infinite collision-free trajectory through the forest exhibits a phase transition. On one hand, if the bird flies faster than a certain critical speed, then, with probability one, there is no infinite collision-free trajectory, i.e., the bird will eventually collide with some tree, almost surely, regardless of the planning algorithm governing the bird's motion. On the other hand, if the bird flies slower than this critical speed, then...

Karaman, Sertac

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Coherent Raman Fingerprint Imaging of Biological Tissues  

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We have developed a coherent Raman imaging platform using broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (BCARS) that provides an unprecedented combination of speed, sensitivity, and spectral breadth. The system utilizes a unique configuration of laser sources that probes the Raman spectrum over 3,000 cm$^{-1}$ and generates an especially strong response in the typically weak Raman "fingerprint" region through heterodyne amplification of the anti-Stokes photons with a large nonresonant background (NRB) while maintaining high spectral resolution of $chemical imaging in two- and three-dimensional views of healthy murine liver and pancreas tissues and interfaces between xenograft brain tumors and the surrounding healthy brain matter.

Camp, Charles H; Heddleston, John M; Hartshorn, Christopher M; Walker, Angela R Hight; Rich, Jeremy N; Lathia, Justin D; Cicerone, Marcus T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-sensitivity, high-speed continuous imaging system  

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A continuous imaging system for recording low levels of light typically extending over small distances with high-frame rates and with a large number of frames is described. Photodiode pixels disposed in an array having a chosen geometry, each pixel having a dedicated amplifier, analog-to-digital convertor, and memory, provide parallel operation of the system. When combined with a plurality of scintillators responsive to a selected source of radiation, in a scintillator array, the light from each scintillator being directed to a single corresponding photodiode in close proximity or lens-coupled thereto, embodiments of the present imaging system may provide images of x-ray, gamma ray, proton, and neutron sources with high efficiency.

Watson, Scott A; Bender, III, Howard A

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, fabrication and mechanical optimization of a flexural high speed nanopositioning imaging stage  

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The intent of this research is to generate the knowledge required to design, fabricate and operate a device capable of high speed nano-scale vertical positioning of microscopy samples. The high speed focusing device (HSFD) ...

Panas, Robert M. (Robert Matthew)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed EDM milling with moving electric arcs  

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A novel high-speed electrical discharge machining (EDM) milling method using moving electric arcs has been proposed in this study. We connected a copper electrode rotating rapidly around its axis and a work piece to a DC power supply to generate a moving electric arc. To ensure high relative speed of any point on the electrode with respect to the work piece, the electrode was shaped like a pipe. It was observed that the electric arcs move rapidly within the discharge gap due to the revolution of the tool electrode, removing the materials on the electrode along the track of the arc roots. To explore the characteristics of machining with moving electric arcs, an EDM milling apparatus was devised. Two planes with approximately the same roughness were machined separately by this equipment and a traditional EDM machine for comparison. It was found that a much higher material removal rate can be easily achieved by EDM milling with moving electric arcs. In the meanwhile, wear of the tool electrode in this new method is negligible, which is greatly favorable for machining accuracy. The microstructures of these surfaces were also investigated for further information.

Fuzhu Han; Yongxain Wang; Ming Zhou

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple crossbar network: A switched high-speed local network  

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The Multiple Crossbar Network (MCN) is a prototype High-Speed Local Network at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It will interconnect supercomputers, network servers and workstations from various commercial vendors. The MCN can also serve as a backbone for message traffic between local area networks. The MCN is a switched local network of switching nodes called Cross-Point Stars (CPs). Hosts and CPs are connected by 800-Mbit/s (100-Mbyte/s) point-to-point ANSI High-Speed Channels. CPs include RISC-based network protocol processors called Crossbar Interfaces and a switching core called the Crossbar Switch. Protocols include physical, data link, intranet, and network access functionality. Various internet and transport protocols are intended to run above the MCN protocol suite. A network management and simple naming service is also included within the Los Alamos Network Architecture. Immediate applications include visualization. The MCN is intended to also serve as a framework for multicomputer applications. 36 refs., 10 figs.

Hoebelheinrich, R.; Thomsen, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A strategy for selection of the optimal machining sequence in high speed milling process  

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In order to reduce total manufacturing time for dies and moulds, machining process should be optimised. In this method, the parts, characterised by complex geometry, are produced by significant application of high speed milling utilisation of ball end ... Keywords: ball end milling, high speed machining, high speed milling, machining sequences, machining strategy, process optimisation, process planning, rest machining, sculptured surfaces, sequence selection

Rezo Aliyev

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of optimal digital controller for stable super-high-speed permanent-magnet synchronous  

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Design of optimal digital controller for stable super-high-speed permanent-magnet synchronous motor collaborative design scheme of a super-high-speed permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) and its digital is an attractive solution for super-high-speed PMSMs because of its inherent lack of mechanical shaft sensors

Wu, Thomas

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High speed two-dimensional optical beam position detector  

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Disclosed is the design of a high speed two-dimensional optical beam position detector which outputs the X and Y displacement and total intensity linearly. The experimental detector measures the displacement from DC to 123 MHz and the intensity of an optical spot in a similar way as a conventional quadrant photodiode detector. The design uses four discrete photodiodes and simple dedicated optics for the position decomposition which enables higher spatial accuracy and faster electronic processing than conventional detectors. Measurements of the frequency response and the spatial sensitivity demonstrate high suitability for atomic force microscopy, scanning probe data storage applications, and wideband wavefront sensing. The operation principle allows for position measurements up to 20 GHz and more in bandwidth.

Rutten, Paul Edmond [Maypa B.V., Bijsters 2, 5131 NW, Alphen (Netherlands)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed, Three Dimensional Object Composition Mapping Technology  

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This document overviews an entirely new approach to determining the composition--the chemical-elemental, isotopic and molecular make-up--of complex, highly structured objects, moreover with microscopic spatial resolution in all 3 dimensions. The front cover depicts the new type of pulsed laser system at the heart of this novel technology under adjustment by Alexis Wynne, and schematically indicates two of its early uses: swiftly analyzing the 3-D composition governed structure of a transistor circuit with both optical and mass-spectrometric detectors, and of fossilized dinosaur and turtle bones high-speed probed by optical detection means. Studying the composition-cued 3-D micro-structures of advanced composite materials and the microscopic scale composition-texture of biological tissues are two near-term examples of the rich spectrum of novel applications enabled by this field-opening analytic tool-set.

Ishikawa, M Y

2001-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed infrared radiation thermometer, system, and method  

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The high-speed radiation thermometer has an infrared measurement wavelength band that is matched to the infrared wavelength band of near-blackbody emittance of ceramic components and ceramic thermal barrier coatings used in turbine engines. It is comprised of a long wavelength infrared detector, a signal amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, an optical system to collect radiation from the target, an optical filter, and an integral reference signal to maintain a calibrated response. A megahertz range electronic data acquisition system is connected to the radiation detector to operate on raw data obtained. Because the thermometer operates optimally at 8 to 12 .mu.m, where emittance is near-blackbody for ceramics, interferences to measurements performed in turbine engines are minimized. The method and apparatus are optimized to enable mapping of surface temperatures on fast moving ceramic elements, and the thermometer can provide microsecond response, with inherent self-diagnostic and calibration-correction features.

Markham, James R. (Middlefield, CT)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for installing two-way left-turn lanes on high-speed suburban roadways  

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benefits (reduced accident potential) for a high-speed suburban roadway with no existing median. From the results of this study, it was recommended that TWLTL facilities be provided on high-speed suburban roadways with average daily traffic volumes... vehicles, even at low speeds and low angles of approach. In fact, the curbs may increase the potential for severe accidents by causing vaulting. In this situation, higher operating speeds will only enhance the problem. One possible solution for suburban...

Nowlin, Ronald Lewis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed flow cytometer droplet formation system and method  

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A droplet forming flow cytometer system allows high speed processing without the need for high oscillator drive powers through the inclusion of an oscillator or piezoelectric crystal such as within the nozzle volume or otherwise unidirectionally coupled to the sheath fluid. The nozzle container continuously converges so as to amplify unidirectional oscillations which are transmitted as pressure waves through the nozzle volume to the nozzle exit so as to form droplets from the fluid jet. The oscillator is directionally isolated so as to avoid moving the entire nozzle container so as to create only pressure waves within the sheath fluid. A variation in substance concentration is achieved through a movable substance introduction port which is positioned within a convergence zone to vary the relative concentration of substance to sheath fluid while still maintaining optimal laminar flow conditions. This variation may be automatically controlled through a sensor and controller configuration. A replaceable tip design is also provided whereby the ceramic nozzle tip is positioned within an edge insert in the nozzle body so as to smoothly transition from nozzle body to nozzle tip. The nozzle tip is sealed against its outer surface to the nozzle body so it may be removable for cleaning or replacement.

Van den Engh, Ger (Seattle, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardware demonstration of high-speed networks for satellite applications.  

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This report documents the implementation results of a hardware demonstration utilizing the Serial RapidIO{trademark} and SpaceWire protocols that was funded by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL's) Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) office. This demonstration was one of the activities in the Modeling and Design of High-Speed Networks for Satellite Applications LDRD. This effort has demonstrated the transport of application layer packets across both RapidIO and SpaceWire networks to a common downlink destination using small topologies comprised of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom devices. The RapidFET and NEX-SRIO debug and verification tools were instrumental in the successful implementation of the RapidIO hardware demonstration. The SpaceWire hardware demonstration successfully demonstrated the transfer and routing of application data packets between multiple nodes and also was able reprogram remote nodes using configuration bitfiles transmitted over the network, a key feature proposed in node-based architectures (NBAs). Although a much larger network (at least 18 to 27 nodes) would be required to fully verify the design for use in a real-world application, this demonstration has shown that both RapidIO and SpaceWire are capable of routing application packets across a network to a common downlink node, illustrating their potential use in real-world NBAs.

Donaldson, Jonathon W.; Lee, David S.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for high speed data acquisition and processing  

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for high speed digital data acquisition. The apparatus includes one or more multiplexers for receiving multiple channels of digital data at a low data rate and asserting a multiplexed data stream at a high data rate, and one or more FIFO memories for receiving data from the multiplexers and asserting the data to a real time processor. Preferably, the invention includes two multiplexers, two FIFO memories, and a 64-bit bus connecting the FIFO memories with the processor. Each multiplexer receives four channels of 14-bit digital data at a rate of up to 5 MHz per channel, and outputs a data stream to one of the FIFO memories at a rate of 20 MHz. The FIFO memories assert output data in parallel to the 64-bit bus, thus transferring 14-bit data values to the processor at a combined rate of 40 MHz. The real time processor is preferably a floating-point processor which processes 32-bit floating-point words. A set of mask bits is prestored in each 32-bit storage location of the processor memory into which a 14-bit data value is to be written. After data transfer from the FIFO memories, mask bits are concatenated with each stored 14-bit data value to define a valid 32-bit floating-point word. Preferably, a user can select any of several modes for starting and stopping direct memory transfers of data from the FIFO memories to memory within the real time processor, by setting the content of a control and status register. 15 figs.

Ferron, J.R.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Peak Power Bi-directional Transfer From High Speed Flywheel to Electrical Regulated Bus Voltage System  

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were performed to determine the energy transfer capabilities of a flywheel coupled high speed permanent magnet synchronous machine through the proposed system's energy storage tank. Results are presented

Szabados, Barna

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Application of hydrogen marine systems in high-speed sea container transport.  

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??Conventional marine fuels have always limited the endurance of high-speed ships leading to fast but inefficient cargo ships. This research considers the fuel weight barrier (more)

Veldhuis, Ivo

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking an Aerodynamic Model in a Wind Tunnel with a Stereo High-speed Imaging System  

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Tracking an Aerodynamic Model in a Wind Tunnel with a Stereo High-speed Imaging System Lichuan Gui in wind tunnel tests with a stereo high-speed imaging system. The imaging system includes two high angle, pitch angle and yaw angle of the aerodynamic model in the wind tunnel. Tests and simulations were

Gui, Lichuan

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Wideband squeezing in photon number fluctuations from a high-speed light-emitting diode  

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Wideband, highly noise-suppressed squeezing was observed by using a high-speed, high-quantum-efficiency light-emitting diode. The squeezing bandwidth extended over 200 MHz.

Abe, Jun'ichi; Kuga, Takahiro; Hirano, Takuya; Kobayashi, Masahide; Yamanishi, Masamichi

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Position and attitude measurement of high-speed isolates for hypersonic facilities  

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Abstract The position and attitude measurement of high-speed isolates for hypersonic facilities plays an important role in structural design and aerodynamic analysis for the core facilities of aeronautics, astronautics, and navigation industries. One of the important high-speed isolates for hypersonic facilities is the high-speed and rolling target. In this paper, a rapid position and attitude measurement method based on binocular vision theory has been proposed for high-speed and rolling target in the dark wind tunnel environment. Firstly, by selecting and combining the proper light and markers, high-resolution images of the high-speed and rolling target are captured by two high-speed CCD cameras in the dark and complicated wind tunnel. Then, an accelerationhelix layout of markers is proposed to solve the markers hidden-phenomenon during the rolling procedure of for the elongated high-speed target in the larger space. Moreover, the high-accuracy recognition of the corresponding markers in the images is achieved on the basis of the markers layout. Then, position and attitude parameters of the high-speed and rolling target are calculated according to the recognized markers on the surface of the rolling target. Finally, simulative experiments on measuring the pose parameters of the rolling target in wind tunnel are conducted, and the experimental results indicate that the proposed measuring method is effective. Besides, an additional experiment in the laboratory verifies that the measurement accuracy can meet the measuring requirements in wind tunnel facilities.

Wei Liu; Xin Ma; Zhenyuan Jia; Yang Zhang; Zhiliang Shang; Xiao Li

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electro-Tactile Display with Localized High-Speed Switching  

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-speed switching December 4-6, Tokyo, JAPAN ICAT 2002 #12;determined, and the type of stimulation, anodic stimulation or cathodic one, is selected. If the anodic stimulation is chosen, the upper switch which leads simultaneously uses only two electrodes: anode and cathode. These dipoles are scanned around the stimulation

Tachi, Susumu

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ECEN 720 High-Speed Links: Circuits and Systems Lab1 -Transmission Lines  

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1 ECEN 720 High-Speed Links: Circuits and Systems Lab1 - Transmission Lines Objective To learn about transmission lines and time-domain reflectometer (TDR). Introduction Wires are used to transmit. In high speed data communication chip design, the wires are often treated as transmission lines. Proper

Palermo, Sam

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Applied Acoustics 63 (2002), 1109-1124 Noise assessment in a high-speed train  

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Applied Acoustics 63 (2002), 1109-1124 1 Noise assessment in a high-speed train Etienne PARIZET recordings in various positions in a high-speed train have been used as stimuli in listening tests to noise outside train or inside cars, the perception of noise in trains has not been studied intensively

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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High-speed video observations of rocket-and-wire initiated lightning C. J. Biagi,1  

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lightning flash obtained with high-speed video cameras recording 5400 and 50000 frames per second (frame at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing (ICLRT) in north-central Florida. The flashHigh-speed video observations of rocket-and-wire initiated lightning C. J. Biagi,1 D. M. Jordan,1 M

Florida, University of

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Development of a Dynamic Model of a Small High-Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle  

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Development of a Dynamic Model of a Small High-Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Haider N. Arafat-- A dynamic model is developed for a small, high- speed autonomous underwater vehicle. The vehicle has manner: 1) Wind angle and angle : From u = V cos , v = V sin sin , and w = V sin cos , we have tan

Virginia Tech

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Applications of high-speed dust injection to magnetic fusion  

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It is now an established fact that a significant amount of dust is produced in magnetic fusion devices due to plasma-wall interactions. Dust inventory must be controlled, in particular for the next-generation steady-state fusion machines like ITER, as it can pose significant safety hazards and degrade performance. Safety concerns are due to tritium retention, dust radioactivity, toxicity, and flammability. Performance concerns include high-Z impurities carried by dust to the fusion core that can reduce plasma temperature and may even induce sudden termination of the plasma. We have recognized that dust transport, dust-plasma interactions in magnetic fusion devices can be effectively studied experimentally by injection of dust with known properties into fusion plasmas. Other applications of injected dust include diagnosis of fusion plasmas and edge localized mode (ELM)'s pacing. In diagnostic applications, dust can be regarded as a source of transient neutrals before complete ionization. ELM's pacing is a promising scheme to prevent disruptions and type I ELM's that can cause catastrophic damage to fusion machines. Different implementation schemes are available depending on applications of dust injection. One of the simplest dust injection schemes is through gravitational acceleration of dust in vacuum. Experiments at Los Alamos and Princeton will be described, both of which use piezoelectric shakers to deliver dust to plasma. In Princeton experiments, spherical particles (40 micron) have been dropped in a systematic and reproducible manner using a computer-controlled piezoelectric bending actuator operating at an acoustic (0,2) resonance. The circular actuator was constructed with a 2.5 mm diameter central hole. At resonance ({approx} 2 kHz) an applied sinusoidal voltage has been used to control the flux of particles exiting the hole. A simple screw throttle located {approx}1mm above the hole has been used to set the magnitude of the flux achieved for a given voltage. Particle fluxes ranging from a few tens of particle per second up to thousands of particles per second have been achieved using this simple device. To achieve higher dust injection speed, another key consideration is how to accelerate dust at controlled amount. In addition to gravity, other possible acceleration mechanisms include electrostatic, electromagnetic, gas-dragged, plasma-dragged, and laser-ablation-based acceleration. Features and limitations of the different acceleration methods will be discussed. We will also describe laboratory experiments on dust acceleration.

Wang, Zhehui [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Li, Yangfang [Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

2012-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Instrument - rain  

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govInstrumentsrain govInstrumentsrain Documentation RAIN : Handbook RAIN : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports RAIN : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports 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 Instrument : Rain Gauge (RAIN) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology General Overview The tipping bucket rain gauge was located next to the disdrometer. It was replaced with a weighing bucket rain gauge in FY2010. Please contact the instrument mentor, if you have any questions. Output Datastreams rain : Rain gauge Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant. Precipitation Locations Eastern North Atlantic

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VHISPER: a high speed dual mode VLIW and Superscalar Processor  

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, increases the clock speed and lowers the CPI. The processors representative of the RISC design are the Sun SPARC, Intel i860, Motorola M88100, and AMD 29000. All of these processors use 32-bit instructions. The instruction sets of these machines consist... of 51 to 124 basic instructions. Each of these processors issue one instruction per cycle. The Sun SPARC design is derived from the original Berkeley RISC design. SPARC stands for scalable processor archi- tecture. The scalability of the SPARC refers...

Mellacheruvu, Rajesh Kumar

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed optical coherence microscopy with autofocus adjustment and a miniaturized endoscopic imaging probe  

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Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is a promising technique for high resolution cellular imaging in human tissues. An OCM system for high-speed en face cellular resolution imaging was developed at 1060 nm wavelength at ...

Aguirre, Aaron Dominic

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High-speed Light Peak optical link for high energy applications  

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Abstract Optical links provide high speed data transmission with low mass fibers favorable for applications in high energy experiments. We report investigation of a compact Light Peak optical engine designed for data transmission at 4.8Gbps. The module is assembled with bare die VCSEL, PIN diodes and a control IC aligned within a prism receptacle for light coupling to fiber ferrule. Radiation damage in the receptacle was examined with 60Co gamma ray. Radiation induced single event effects in the optical engine were studied with protons, neutrons and X-ray tests.

F.X. Chang; F. Chiang; B. Deng; J. Hou; S. Hou; C. Liu; T. Liu; P.K. Teng; C.H. Wang; T. Xu; J. Ye

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Euler-Bernoulli Implementation of Spherical Anemometers for High Wind Speed Calculations via Strain Gauges  

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New measuring methods continue to be developed in the field of wind anemometry for various environments subject to low-speed and high-speed flows, turbulent-present flows, and ideal and non-ideal flows. As a result, anemometry has taken different...

Castillo, Davis

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an ambient aerosol sampling system for high and medium speed applications  

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Two ambient sampling systems were designed and tested for high speed sampling application for a wind speed range of 4.47 m/s to 26.82 m/s. These systems will be used as inlets for sampling of bioaerosol from air. These systems consist of shrouded...

Irshad, Hammad

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and construction of the high-speed optoelectronic memory system  

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Design and construction of the high-speed optoelectronic memory system demonstrator Roberto-speed optoelectronic memory system project is concerned with the reduction of latency within multiprocessor computer systems (a key problem) by the use of optoelectronics and associated packaging technologies. System

Jahns, Jürgen

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Turbulent Flame Speeds and NOx Kinetics of HHC Fuels with Contaminants and High Dilution Levels  

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This final report documents the technical results of the 3-year project entitled, Turbulent Flame Speeds and NOx Kinetics of HHC Fuels with Contaminants and High Dilution Levels, funded under the NETL of DOE. The research was conducted under six main tasks: 1) program management and planning; 2) turbulent flame speed measurements of syngas mixtures; 3) laminar flame speed measurements with diluents; 4) NOx mechanism validation experiments; 5) fundamental NOx kinetics; and 6) the effect of impurities on NOx kinetics. Experiments were performed using primary constant-volume vessels for laminar and turbulent flame speeds and shock tubes for ignition delay times and species concentrations. In addition to the existing shock- tube and flame speed facilities, a new capability in measuring turbulent flame speeds was developed under this grant. Other highlights include an improved NOx kinetics mechanism; a database on syngas blends for real fuel mixtures with and without impurities; an improved hydrogen sulfide mechanism; an improved ammonia kintics mechanism; laminar flame speed data at high pressures with water addition; and the development of an inexpensive absorption spectroscopy diagnostic for shock-tube measurements of OH time histories. The Project Results for this work can be divided into 13 major sections, which form the basis of this report. These 13 topics are divided into the five areas: 1) laminar flame speeds; 2) Nitrogen Oxide and Ammonia chemical kinetics; 3) syngas impurities chemical kinetics; 4) turbulent flame speeds; and 5) OH absorption measurements for chemical kinetics.

Peterson, Eric; Krejci, Michael; Mathieu, Olivier; Vissotski, Andrew; Ravi, Sankat; Plichta, Drew; Sikes, Travis; Levacque, Anthony; Camou, Alejandro; Aul, Christopher

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied  

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15, 2010 15, 2010 NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry Washington, D.C. - A groundbreaking Department of Energy-developed imaging system originally designed to help create cleaner fossil energy processes is finding successful applications in a wide range of medical, chemical processing, energy, and other industries. MORE INFO Learn more about the high-speed PIV system More information about the application of high-speed PIV for coal gasification Developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the high-speed imaging technology known as "particle imaging velocimetry" (PIV) is being put to use by a research consortium of more than 25 major chemical and energy companies and may soon have other

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NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad  

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NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry November 15, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A groundbreaking Department of Energy-developed imaging system originally designed to help create cleaner fossil energy processes is finding successful applications in a wide range of medical, chemical processing, energy, and other industries. Developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the high-speed imaging technology known as "particle imaging velocimetry" (PIV) is being put to use by a research consortium of more than 25 major chemical and energy companies and may soon have other

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Dynamic Spectrum Analysis of High-Speed Train Passenger Compartment Luggage Rack Noise  

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In order to understand the dynamic changes of vibration radiation noise of high-speed trains passenger compartment luggage rack, the dynamic spectrum is used for analysis ... , spectral structure and dynamic ran...

Chuanhui Wu; Xiangling Gao; Pinxian Gao

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bakerian Lecture. Some Problems in Connexion with the Development of a High Speed Diesel Engine  

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27 May 1948 research-article Bakerian Lecture. Some Problems in Connexion with the Development of a High Speed Diesel Engine H. R. Ricardo The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Proceedings...

1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Press and Dryer Roll Surgaces and Web Transfer Systems for Ultra High Paper Maching Speeds  

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The objective of the project was to provide fundamental knowledge and diagnostic tools needed to design new technologies that will allow ultra high speed web transfer from press rolls and dryer cylinders.

T. F. Patterson

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear Stability Analysis of a Viscous Liquid Sheet in a High-Speed Viscous Gas  

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Air-assisted atomizers in which a thin liquid sheet is deformed under the action of a high-speed air flow are extensively used in industrial applications, e.g., in aircraft turbojet injectors. Primary atomizat...

Guillermo Hauke; Csar Dopazo 1; 2; Antonio Lozano

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Design and assessment of a super high speed, hybrid hydrofoil/SWATH crew boat  

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This thesis presents the preliminary design and assessment of Wavecutter, an innovative super high speed, hybrid hydrofoil/SWATH crew boat. The intended mission of the vessel is the very-fast transportation of crew and ...

Georgiadis, Vasileios

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a high speed planing hull with a cambered step and surface piercing hydrofoils  

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Design of a high speed planing hull is analyzed by implementing a cambered step and stem, surface piercing hydrofoils, commonly known as a Dynaplane hull. This configuration combines the drag reduction benefits of a stepped ...

Faison, Leon Alexander

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unsteady effects in dense, high speed, particle laden flows J.D. Regele a,  

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t Dense high speed non-compacted multiphase flows exist in variable phase turbines, explosions, and ejec multiphase flows can be found in a variety of practical applications such as variable phase turbines

Dabiri, John O.

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Research and Application of FlexRay High-Speed Bus on Transformer Substation Automation System  

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Through researching FlexRay high-speed bus technology, this paper auxiliary builds electric power system hardware interface standards and software application layer standards. Meanwhile, this paper also realizes ...

Hui Li; Hao Zhang; Daogang Peng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an omnidirectional multibeam transmitter for high-speed indoor wireless communications  

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For future high speed indoor wireless communication, diffuse wireless optical communications offer more robust optical links against shadowing than line-of-sight links. However, their performance may be degraded by multipath dispersion arising from surface ...

Jaw-Luen Tang; Yao-Wen Chang

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Extraction Model of Interest Region in the Parcel Image of Large Size  

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This paper deals with a model for the high-speed extraction of ROI (Region Of Interest) during the process of logistics transported on conveyor belt. The objective of this paper is to extract various ROIs from...

Moon-sung Park; Il-sook Kim; Eun-kyung Cho

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A lean enterprise approach for developing high speed rail in Japan and Portugal  

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This thesis explores and evaluates the application of the lean enterprise concept to the expansion and development of the high speed railway industry in Japan. The basic idea of the lean enterprise is increasing value-added ...

Iwamura, Nobuhiro

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal Method and its Application on Train Operation Control System of Chinese high-speed Railway  

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CTCS Level3 is the train control system used in Chinese High speed railway. This system makes use of GSM-R to complete ... communicating approach to ensure the safety of the system. Now in China, CTCS Level3 system

Tao Tang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed Pumps Are No Longer Limited to Low Flow Applications  

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Historically, the high-speed centrifugal pump was developed prior to World War II for rocket engine fuel pump applications for its advantages of light weight, compactness and dry running capability. Industrial derivatives were introduced in the 60s...

Burke, P. Y.

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New Ultra-High Speed Network Connection for Researchers and Educators is 10  

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Ultra-High Speed Network Connection for Researchers and Ultra-High Speed Network Connection for Researchers and Educators is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers New Ultra-High Speed Network Connection for Researchers and Educators is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers October 13, 2011 - 10:47am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the activation of an ultra-high speed network connection for scientists, researchers and educators at universities and National Laboratories that is at least ten times faster than commercial Internet providers. The project - funded with $62 million from the 2009 economic stimulus law - is intended for research use but could pave the way for widespread commercial use of similar technology. "While this breakthrough will make sharing information between our labs

130

Long-Distance FBG Sensor System Using High-Speed Swept-Wavelength Light Source  

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A long-distance FBG sensor system using a power controlled high-speed swept-wavelength light source is proposed and demonstrated. This system can measure FBGs reflection wavelengths...

Saitoh, Takanori; Nakamura, Kenichi; Takahashi, Yoshifumi; Iida, Hiroyuki; Iki, Yoshimitsu; Miyagi, Koichiro

131

Hologram generation by horizontal scanning of a high-speed spatial light modulator  

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In order to increase the image size and the viewing zone angle of a hologram, a high-speed spatial light modulator (SLM) is imaged as a vertically long image by an anamorphic imaging...

Takaki, Yasuhiro; Okada, Naoya

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

High-speed delay tuning of slow light in pin-diode-incorporated photonic crystal waveguide  

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We demonstrate the high-speed electrical delay tuning of slow light pulses using Si photonic crystal waveguides. The device has an i-region-chirped pin diode, within which thermo-optic...

Hayakawa, Ryo; Ishikura, Norihiro; Nguyen, Hong C; Baba, Toshihiko

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

High-speed digital holographic interferometry for vibration measurement  

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A system based on digital holographic interferometry for the measurement of vibrations is presented. A high-power continuous laser

Pedrini, Giancarlo; Osten, Wolfgang; Gusev, Mikhail E

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Feedrate scheduling and jerk control algorithm for high-speed CNC machining  

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High-speed CNC machining usually slows down around corners and vibrates so much because of limits on processing large amount of consecutive small line blocks with high speed and inability changing directions fast enough. Aiming at adjusting the feedrate automatically and providing smoother acceleration to achieve maximum productivity, this research presents a feedrate scheduling and jerk control interpolation algorithm to seek the optimal feedrate by evaluating the tool path ahead. After generating a smooth path within error allowance by B-spline fitting algorithm, we calculate the safe, highest, continuous linear velocity while simultaneously accommodating the machine's Acceleration/Deceleration (Acc/Dec) limits. Smooth jerk motion is obtained by modulating the acceleration profiles along the tool path. A look-ahead interpolation scheme is also presented for the purpose of fast controls. Simulation results indicate that the proposed adaptive algorithm speeds feedrates, limits distortion to the programmed path, maintains high speed without sacrificing accuracy while going around corners.

Daping Wan; ShiLong Wang; CaiChao Zhu; Fanming Meng

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Permanent magnet design for high-speed superconducting bearings  

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A high temperature superconducting bearing including a permanent magnet rotor levitated by a high temperature superconducting structure is disclosed. The rotor preferably includes one or more concentric permanent magnet rings coupled to permanent magnet ring structures having substantially triangular and quadrangular cross-sections. Both alternating and single direction polarity magnet structures can be used in the bearing. 9 figs.

Hull, J.R.; Uherka, K.L.; Abdoud, R.G.

1996-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

136

Electric Compressor With High-Speed Brushless DC Motor  

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Moving Magnet Technologies (MMT) from Besanon in France has developed a highly efficient brushless DC motor that is especially suitable for use in ... The following report presents technical details of the electric

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Biwersi; Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Tavernier; M.Sc. Samuel Equoy

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

On-chip high speed localized cooling using superlattice microrefrigerators  

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and J. E. Bowers, High cooling power density SiGe/Si microDevice area, m . Maximum cooling power density, W/cm . I. Ibest cooling performance. C. Cooling Power Measurements For

Zhang, Y; Christofferson, J; Shakouri, A; Zeng, G H; Bowers, J E; Croke, E T

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

High speed switching between arbitrary spatial light profiles  

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Complex images, inscribed into the spatial profile of a laser beam or even a single photon, offer a highly efficient method of data encoding. Here we present a prototype system which...

Radwell, N; Brickus, D; Clark, T W; Franke-Arnold, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

The high-speed operation of single phase switched reluctance motor considering magnetic saturation  

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In the high-speed operation of SRM the conventional pulse width modulation (PWM) drive method is not available because of the limitation of switching speed; therefore the single-pulse drive method is commonly employed. On the contrary the use of the single-pulse drive method cannot avoid the overcurrent in the low-speed operation because of the insufficient back emf and the difficulty of duty control. With these reasons the switching method is commonly changed from PWM at the low-speed operation to the single-pulse method at the high-speed operation. In the fan application the required load torque increases as a square of the fan speed; it requires more current for the torque generation. Therefore at the mode transition between PWM and single-pulse drive it is unavoidable that the phase current rapidly increases if the nonlinearity of inductance to the current is not considered. In this paper by using finite element method(FEM) which is considered with the nonlinearity of the inductance with respect to the current the speed of mode transition is calculated (18?000 rpm) and verified by the experiment.

JoonSeon Ahn; Sung Hong Won

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plastification of polymers in twin-screw-extruders: New visualization technic using high-speed imaging  

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The initial melting of the first granules through plastic energy dissipation (PED) at the beginning of the melting zone, in the co-rotating twin-screw extruder is visualized in this work. The visualization was created through the use of a high speed camera in the cross section of the melting zone. The parameters screw speed, granule-temperature, temperature-profile, type of polymer and back pressure were examined. It was shown that the screw speed and the temperature-profile have significant influence on the rate of initial melting.

Knieper, A., E-mail: Alexander.Knieper@lbf.fraunhofer.de, E-mail: Christian.Beinert@lbf.fraunhofer.de; Beinert, C., E-mail: Alexander.Knieper@lbf.fraunhofer.de, E-mail: Christian.Beinert@lbf.fraunhofer.de [Group Polymer Processing, Division Plastics, Fraunhofer-Institute LBF (Germany)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning  

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High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high...

Sperry, Benjamin

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed LED Illumination Andrew Santos, Christopher Salthouse, Ph.D.  

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High-Speed LED Illumination Andrew Santos, Christopher Salthouse, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts (LEDs) because they are available in a wider range of wavelengths. Research Objectives · Measure LED Frequency Responses · Develop High-Frequency LED Circuit Model · Develop High-Frequency Circuit Model of LED

Mountziaris, T. J.

143

Contributing to Lowest Life Cycle Cost of High Speed  

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to enable constant production quality and high work safety Special developed machineries : Rail laying on rubber tyres #12;13 Repetitive construction interval of 2160 m in a 20 day cycle (single access tunnel) Production capacity 220 m linear slab track in15h Exceptional Track Quality Achieved ongoing Performance #12

Greenaway, Alan

144

Vacuum compatible, high-speed, 2-D mirror tilt stage  

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A compact and vacuum compatible magnetic-coil driven tiltable stage that is equipped with a high efficiency reflective coating can be employed as a scanner in EUV applications. The drive electronics for the scanner is fully in situ programmable and rapidly switchable.

Denham; Paul E. (Crockett, CA)

2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed rail with emerging automobiles and aircraft can reduce environmental impacts in California's future  

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Sustainable mobility policy for long-distance transportation services should consider emerging automobiles and aircraft as well as infrastructure and supply chain life-cycle effects in the assessment of new high-speed rail systems. Using the California corridor, future automobiles, high-speed rail and aircraft long-distance travel are evaluated, considering emerging fuel-efficient vehicles, new train designs and the possibility that the region will meet renewable electricity goals. An attributional per passenger-kilometer-traveled life-cycle inventory is first developed including vehicle, infrastructure and energy production components. A consequential life-cycle impact assessment is then established to evaluate existing infrastructure expansion against the construction of a new high-speed rail system. The results show that when using the life-cycle assessment framework, greenhouse gas footprints increase significantly and human health and environmental damage potentials may be dominated by indirect and supply chain components. The environmental payback is most sensitive to the number of automobile trips shifted to high-speed rail, and for greenhouse gases is likely to occur in 2030years. A high-speed rail system that is deployed with state-of-the-art trains, electricity that has met renewable goals, and in a configuration that endorses high ridership will provide significant environmental benefits over existing modes. Opportunities exist for reducing the long-distance transportation footprint by incentivizing large automobile trip shifts, meeting clean electricity goals and reducing material production effects.

Mikhail Chester; Arpad Horvath

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

VERY HIGH-SPEED DRILL STRING COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK  

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Testing of recent upgrades to the drill pipe telemetry system in a 1000-ft vertical well has shown that the new system can achieve at least 1,000 ft passive transmission distance with sufficient bandwidth to accommodate a digital transmission rate of 2 Mbit/sec. Digitized data from a module at the bottom of the well has been successfully transmitted through the transmission line to the top of the well for a period of approximately one month. Manufacture of 30 prototype range 2 drill pipes has demonstrated greater simplicity of manufacturing and greater consistency of electrical characteristics from part to part, as compared to the first production run previously reported. Further work is needed to improve the high pressure capability of the system and to improve the robustness of the system in a high-vibration environment.

David S. Pixton

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Dynamic high-speed spatial manipulation of cold atoms using acousto-optic and spatial light modulation  

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We demonstrate an experimental technique for high-resolution, high-speed spatial manipulation of atom clouds. By combining holographically engineered laser beams from a spatial light...

Fatemi, F K; Bashkansky, M; Dutton, Z

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

SAR Imagery: Rain Forests, South America  

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Images of Rain Forests in South America Images of Rain Forests in South America The ORNL DAAC now offers a CD-ROM volume containing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery of the rain forest region of South America, including the Amazon Basin. The images were collected during 1995-1996 as part of an international project led by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) to map the world's rain forest regions to high resolution by means of SAR. The 4-disc volume--entitled "JERS-1 SAR Global Rain Forest Mapping Project: Vol. AM-1, South America"--is made available under the auspices of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). These CDs can be ordered through the ORNL DAAC at http://daac.ornl.gov/prepaks.shtml (look for the "LBA" listings).

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Development of a super high speed motor-generator and controller  

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To develop a super high speed motor-generator it is essential to deal with magnetic analysis dynamic analysis and experimental evaluation of the heart of the MTG (Microturbine Generator) system the motor-generator. An amorphous core is applied to a stator core for reduction of iron loss at high speed and the motor-generator is analyzed with considerations focused on magnetic losses and the statistical optimum design. The performance of the amorphous core is validated by the analysis and experiment by back-to-back tests considering the AC load. Rotor dynamics is performed for dynamic stability at high speed using transient analysis orbit diagrams and compared with the experimental results. The simulation results of the generator are compared with the experiment. Also a super high speed controller of the MTG system is developed using a sensorless algorithm power stack gate driver digital signal processing analog circuit and radiation heat design. Based on these results a high speed motor-generator and controller are successfully developed.

Do-Kwan Hong; Min-Hyuk Ahn; Dae-Suk Joo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Development of a super high speed motor-generator and controller  

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To develop a super high speed motor-generator, it is essential to deal with magnetic analysis, dynamic analysis, and experimental evaluation of the heart of the MTG (Microturbine Generator) system, the motor-generator. An amorphous core is applied to a stator core for reduction of iron loss at high speed, and the motor-generator is analyzed with considerations focused on magnetic losses and the statistical optimum design. The performance of the amorphous core is validated by the analysis and experiment by back-to-back tests considering the AC load. Rotor dynamics is performed for dynamic stability at high speed using transient analysis orbit diagrams and compared with the experimental results. The simulation results of the generator are compared with the experiment. Also a super high speed controller of the MTG system is developed using a sensorless algorithm, power stack, gate driver, digital signal processing, analog circuit, and radiation heat design. Based on these results, a high speed motor-generator and controller are successfully developed.

Hong, Do-Kwan, E-mail: dkhong@keri.re.kr; Ahn, Min-Hyuk; Joo, Dae-Suk; Woo, Byung-Chul; Koo, Dae-Hyun [Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Changwon 641-120 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

151

High-performance prediction for variable-speed switched reluctance drives  

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This work presents a simple developed nonlinear dynamic model of variable reluctance motor (VRM) based on its magnetic characteristics, considering the saturation effect. Most preliminary design work is centered on a fixed speed, or a small number of fixed speeds, even when the requirement is for operation over a wide speed range. This work deals with both constant and variable speed operation. Model development is motivated by the good performance predictions required to support and simplify the design of a high performance controller. Because the magnetization curves do not need to be pre-calculated, measured, stored, curve-fitted, or idealized the model is extremely simple, fast, and accurate. Simulation results of the phase current and torque on both chopping and single-pulse mode of operations are presented.

Ismail, F. [Cairo Univ. (Egypt); Wahsh, S.; Mohamed, A.Z. [Electronics Research Inst., Giza (Egypt)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

152

High-speed infrared phase modulators using short helical pitch ferroelectric liquid crystals  

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High-speed infrared phase modulators using short helical pitch ferroelectric liquid crystals Ju short helical pitch material and homeotropic alignment structure. This device is driven by periodic in of a thin layer of a ferroelectric liquid crystal with a small pitch and high spontaneous polarization

Wu, Shin-Tson

153

High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira | Argonne  

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High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira March 26, 2013 Printer-friendly version Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are simulating the high-speed combustion and detonation of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures to enable safer and more widespread use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel. This is one of 16 projects in the ALCF's Early Science Program (ESP), which is aimed at preparing key scientific applications for the architecture and scale of Mira, Argonne's new 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Using pre-production time on Mira for real scientific problems, these projects vet the system and gather knowledge that will help future projects take full advantage of Mira's vastly increased power and capabilities when it goes into production later this year.

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The design of high-speed data transmission method for a small nuclear physics DAQ system  

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A large number of data need to be transmitted in high-speed between Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Advanced RISC Machines 11 micro-controller (ARM11) when we design a small data acquisition (DAQ) system for nuclear experiments. However, it is a complex problem to beat the target. In this paper, we will introduce a method which can realize the high-speed data transmission. By this way, FPGA is designed to acquire massive data from Front-end electronics (FEE) and send it to ARM11, which will transmit the data to other computer through the TCP/IP protocol. This paper mainly introduces the interface design of the high-speed transmission between FPGA and ARM11, the transmission logic of FPGA and the driver program of ARM11. The research shows that the maximal transmission speed between FPGA and ARM11 by this way can reach 50MB/s theoretically, while in nuclear physics experiment, the system can acquire data with the speed of 2.2MB/s.

Zhou, Wenxiong; Nan, Gangyang; Zhang, Jianchuan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

High-speed one-dimensional spatial light modulator for Laser Direct Imaging and other patterning applications  

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High-speed one-dimensional spatial light modulator for Laser Direct Imaging and other patterning developed a one-dimensional high-speed spatial light modulator in cooperation with Micronic Mydata AB of ultraviolet light needs to be combined with high throughput and high precision. Keywords: Laser Direct Imaging

Jonsson, Fredrik

156

On the HighSpeed VLSI Implementation of ErrorsandErasures Correcting ReedSolomon Decoders  

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implementation for errors- alone Reed-Solomon decoding. In this paper, we apply the same methodology to transformOn the High­Speed VLSI Implementation of Errors­and­Erasures Correcting Reed­Solomon Decoders Tong of throughput. 1. INTRODUCTION Reed-Solomon (RS) codes are widely used for forward er- ror correcting (FEC

Zhang, Tong

157

ECEN 720 High-Speed Links Circuits and Systems Lab1 -Transmission Lines  

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1 ECEN 720 High-Speed Links Circuits and Systems Lab1 - Transmission Lines Objective To learn transmission lines and time-domain refectometer (TDR). Introduction Wires are used to transmit clocks and data data communication chip design, the wires are often treated as transmission lines. Proper transmission

Palermo, Sam

158

Advanced Laser Diagnostics Development for the Characterization of Gaseous High Speed Flows  

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and two-line thermometry, employing the nascent NO(v"=1) arising from the NO2 photodissociation as a molecular tracer. The VENOM technique is expected to be not only applicable to cold high-speed flows, which is the focus of the present work, but also...

Sanchez-Gonzalez, Rodrigo

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA/CR2011-215960 Modeling High-Speed Civil Tiltrotor Transports in the  

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NASA/CR­2011-215960 Modeling High-Speed Civil Tiltrotor Transports in the Next Generation Airspace-NNA06BC41C #12;Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office plays a key part in helping

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High-speed tracking of rupture and clustering in freely falling granular streams  

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. Royer1 , Daniel J. Evans1 , Loreto Oyarte1 , Qiti Guo1 , Eliot Kapit1 , Matthias E. Mo¨bius1 {, Scott RLETTERS High-speed tracking of rupture and clustering in freely falling granular streams John R James Franck Institute and Department of Physics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Jaeger, Heinrich M.

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High-Speed Link Modeling: Analog/Digital Equalization and Modulation Techniques  

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High-speed serial input-output (I/O) link has required advanced equalization and modulation techniques to mitigate inter-symbol interference (ISI) caused by multi-Gb/s signaling over band-limited channels. Increasing demands for transceiver power...

Lee, Keytaek

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

162

International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems World Scientific Publishing Company  

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of intense interest for basic and applied research. Carbon nanotubes are sheets of graphene (a semiInternational Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems © World Scientific Publishing Company CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS JING GUO*, SIYURANGA O. KOSWATTA, NEOPHYTOS NEOPHYTOU, AND MARK

163

High-speed digital shadowgraphy of shock waves from explosions and gunshots  

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, Mach, and C. V. Boys used open electric sparks to illuminate high-speed physics over 100 years ago by laboratory- scale explosions and the discharge of firearms. Allotted space permits only a fraction of twin 0.76m-diameter f/5 schlieren- quality parabolic mirrors, a 1kW Oriel xenon arc la

Settles, Gary S.

164

A Simple Host Deflection Scheme for High-speed LANs Using Wormhole Routingf  

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Kleinrock Department of Computer Science University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095 interconnections. Recently, at also has been applied t o high-speed local area networks t o support applications at UCLA, JPL and Aerospace Corp [5, 6, 71. A local area network (LAN) using wormhole routing technology

Kleinrock, Leonard

165

High-Speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack  

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1 High-Speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack Yoohwan Kim1 , Ju-Yeon Jo1, we have built a simulation model using OPNET simulation package, where the attack agents create as in the non-attacked condition. Keywords: Network Security, Denial-of-Service Attack, TCP Flooding, Router

Merat, Francis L.

166

High-speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack  

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High-speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack Yoohwan Kim',Ju-Yeon Jo', H, the TCP poriion of the bandwidth can be protected. In simulation study, thefilter successfily blocked 99 SYN flooding may be blocked on the server side [1][2][6], the link bandwidth exhaustion attack must

Chao, Jonathan

167

A narrow-band high-speed switched-capacitor sixth order bandpass ladder filter  

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In narrow-band high-speed switched-capacitor filters, the main limitation comes from the capacitance spread and from amplifier settling time. A secondary clock, that averages at an integer fraction of the main clock signal, is used to reduce...

Adut, Jozef

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

168

Computer Based Motor Parameter Determination for High Speed Operation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines  

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Synchronous Machines B. Szabados and U. Schaible McMaster University 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, Ontario PM synchronous machine parameters in the high speed operating range. The theory and real interior PM synchronous machine at up to 8000 rpm. Results are presented which show a significant variation

Szabados, Barna

169

CMOS/BiCMOS Optoelectronic Receiver High-Speed Circuits and Systems Lab 1  

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CMOS/BiCMOS Optoelectronic Receiver High-Speed Circuits and Systems Lab 1 Silicon-based optoelectronic Rx for optical interconnect applications Process Standard CMOS 0.13-m technology Data Up to 10-Gb Optoelectronic Receiver SiGe BiCMOS Optoelectronic Receiver Process Standard BiCMOS 0.25-m technology Data Up

Choi, Woo-Young

170

(INVITED PAPER) SiGe/Si-Based Optoelectronic Devices for High-Speed Communication Applications  

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(INVITED PAPER) SiGe/Si-Based Optoelectronic Devices for High-Speed Communication ApplicationsGe/Si-based optoelectronic devices are described. These include photodiodes, photoreceivers and modulators. In There is immense interest in the realization of Si-based optoelectronic devices, optoelectronic integrated circuits

Rieh, Jae-Sung

171

High-Speed extraction model of interest region in the parcel image of large size  

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This paper deals with a model for the high-speed extraction of ROI (Region Of Interest) during the process of logistics transported on conveyor belt. The objective of this paper is to extract various ROIs from large size image of logistics more than ...

Moon-sung Park; Il-sook Kim; Eun-kyung Cho; Young-hee Kwon; Jong-heung Park

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

High-speed photography and stress gauge studies of jet impact upon surfaces  

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...source barrel QCA5 power supply nitrogen...impact using a low power microscope...flat-ended projectile fired from a single stage gas gun onto a PMMA...However, the generation of the high-speed...results from the generation of the release...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Theoretical Estimates of HVAC Duct Channel Capacity for High-Speed Internet Access  

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Theoretical Estimates of HVAC Duct Channel Capacity for High-Speed Internet Access Ariton E. Xhafa-conditioning (HVAC) ducts based on multi-carrier transmission that uses M-QAM mod- ulation and measured channel- flections in HVAC ducts). Our work also shows that data rates in excess of 300 Mbps are possible over

Stancil, Daniel D.

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Low-error, High-speed Approximation of the Sigmoid Function for Large FPGA Implementations  

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There has been much study of ASIC neurocomputers but, in comparison, relatively little for FPGA neurocomputers. Nevertheless, with current (and future) dense, high-speed FPGAs, the latter are now viable and will be more successful than the former. In ... Keywords: FPGA, arithmetic, artificial neural network, sigmoid

Mariusz Bajger; Amos Omondi

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Journal of High Speed Networks 14 (2005) 3957 39 Hello again  

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Journal of High Speed Networks 14 (2005) 39­57 39 IOS Press Hello again: Stabilization of the Hello K, Columbia, MD 21045, USA E-mail: dsidhu@telenix.com Abstract. The Hello protocol in OSPF allows network. This check is carried out by making each router periodically send hello messages to every

Gouda, Mohamed G.

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The Role of Peer Review Panels in High Speed Rail Studies  

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The Role of Peer Review Panels in High Speed Rail Studies Frank S. Koppelman Prof. Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering Northwestern University #12;Peer Review · Widely used in all areas of science, technology and engineering. · Long history of peer reviews for ­ Paper review ­ Solicited

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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SHIRTBUTTON-SIZED GAS TURBINES: THE ENGINEERING CHALLENGES OF MICRO HIGH SPEED  

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simulta- neously, holding out the promise of low production cost. Such assemblies are known as microSHIRTBUTTON-SIZED GAS TURBINES: THE ENGINEERING CHALLENGES OF MICRO HIGH SPEED ROTATING MACHINERY Alan H. Epstein, Stuart A. Jacobson, Jon M. Protz, Luc G. Fréchette Gas Turbine Laboratory

Frechette, Luc G.

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High-Speed Serial AER on FPGA Hans Kristian Otnes Berge, Philipp Hafliger  

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High-Speed Serial AER on FPGA Hans Kristian Otnes Berge, Philipp H¨afliger University of Oslo Address-Event Representation (AER) link with a capacity of 41.66Mevents/sec. The link has been implemented. However, many AER processing systems require an ASIC implementation. We thus propose to implement AER

Häfliger, Philipp

179

Benefits of Green Energy and Proportionality in High Speed Wide Area Networks Connecting Data Centers  

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Benefits of Green Energy and Proportionality in High Speed Wide Area Networks Connecting Data Network ModelBackbone Network Model Green EnergyGreen Energy SPR vs. GEARSPR vs. GEAR All vs. Necessary (MuSyC), National Science Foundation (NSF) Project GreenLight, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), NSF

Simunic, Tajana

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WFC -New Optical Approaches for Microwave, High-Speed Signal Transmission IEEE MTT-S 2006  

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Photonics M. Izutsu et al., National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan 9 Applications K.-I. Kitayama et al., Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 11:00 AM High-Speed InP Transistors Office To other building Household Antenna base station Optical fiber Optical fiber Underground shopping

Choi, Woo-Young

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Simulation and analysis of high-speed modular flywheel energy storage systems using MATLAB/Simulink  

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Storage is an extremely important area of research and has several applications, including potential of furthering the integration of renewable in the grid. An efficient and cost-effective electric storage is a transformative technology and benefits ... Keywords: PM motor, flywheel energy storage system, high-speed drives, storage system

Parag Upadhyay; Ned Mohan

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influences of chip serration on micro-topography of machined surface in high-speed cutting  

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Abstract Saw-tooth chip changes from macroscopically continuous ribbon to separated segments with the increase of cutting speed. The aim of this study is to find the correlations between chip morphology and machined surface micro-topography at different chip serration stages encountered in high speed cutting. High strength alloy steel AerMet100 was employed in orthogonal cutting experiments to obtain chips at different serration stages and corresponding machined surfaces. The chips and machined surfaces obtained were then examined with optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and white light interferometer (WLI). The result shows that chip serration causes micro-waves on machined surface, which increases machined surface roughness. However, wave amplitudes (surface roughness) at different serration stages are different. The principal factor influencing wave amplitude is the thickness of the sawed segment (tooth) of saw-tooth chip. With cutting parameters in this study, surface roughness contributed by chip serration ranges from 0.39?m to 1.85?m. This may bring on serious problems in the case of trying to replace grinding with high-speed cutting in rough machining. Some suggestions have been proposed to control the chip serration-caused surface roughness in high-speed cutting based on the results of the current study.

Guosheng Su; Zhanqiang Liu; Liang Li; Bing Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar wind suprathermal electron Stahl widths across high-speed stream structures  

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Suprathermal electrons (100-1500 eV) observed in the solar wind typically show a strahl distribution, that is, a beam directed away from the Sun along the magnetic field direction. The strahl width observed at 1 AU is highly variable, ranging from 10-70 degrees. The obsenred finite width of the strahl results from the competition between beam focusing as the interplanetary magnetic field strength drops with distance from the Sun, and pitch-angle scattering as the beam interacts with the solar wind plasma in transit from the sun. Here we examine strahl width, observed with ACE SWEPAM across high-speed stream structures to investigate variations in electron scattering as a function of local plasma characteristics. We find that narrow strahls (less than 20 degrees wide), indicating reduced scattering, are observed within high-speed streams. Narrow strahls are also observed in both very low temperature solar wind, in association with ICMEs. Case studies of high-speed streams typically show the strahl narrowing at the leading edge of the stream. In some cases, the strahl narrows at the reverse shock or pressure wave, in other cases at the stream interface. The narrowing can either occur discontinuously or gradually over a period of hours. Within the high-speed wind, the strahl remains narrow for a period of hours to days, and then gradually broadens. The strahl width is roughly constant at all energies across these structures. For some fraction of high-speed streams, counterstreaming is associated with passage of the corotating interaction region. In these cases, we find the widths of the two counterstreaming beams frequently differ by more than 40 degrees. This dramatic difference in strahl width contrasts with observations in the solar wind as a whole, in which counterstreaming strahls typically differ in width by less than 20 degrees.

Skoug, Ruth M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Steinberg, John T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goodrich, Katherine A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Anderson, Brett R [DARTMUTH UNIV.

2011-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral narrowing effect by quasi-phase continuous tuning in high-speed wavelength-swept light source  

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This paper reports on a technique to improve the coherence length of a high-speed wavelength swept laser. The wavelength swept laser comprises a pigtailed semiconductor optical...

Chong, Changho; Suzuki, Takuya; Morosawa, Atsushi; Sakai, Tooru

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chlorophyll and acid rain  

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Chlorophyll and acid rain Chlorophyll and acid rain Name: beachbum Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: A while ago I read an article that stated that after a plant received acid rain, there seemed to be less of chlorophyll a and b in the plant. I was wondering where does the chlorophyll go and what is the actual process (cell structure affected?). Replies: I think that less chlorophyll being present would be more likely a result of less being produced. Plant cell constantly turn over cell material, it will also constantly produce more. So if one compares a plant not exposed to acid rain (presumably producing a normal amount of chlorophyll and the exposed plant then one sees that the exposed plant has less chlorophyll than the unexposed plant. I do not think I can answer the rest of your question.

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ARM - Datastreams - rain  

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Datastreamsrain Datastreamsrain Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1025264 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation 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 Datastream : RAIN Rain gauge Active Dates 2006.03.01 - 2014.01.09 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Rain Gauge (RAIN) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Record with error unitless error_latch ( time ) Frequency average, sensor 1 Hz frequency1 ( time ) Frequency average, sensor 2 Hz frequency2 ( time )

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(Acid rain workshop)  

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The traveler presented a paper entitled Susceptibility of Asian Ecosystems to Soil-Mediated Acid Rain Damage'' at the Second Workshop on Acid Rain in Asia. The workshop was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois), and Resource Management Associates (Madison, Wisconsin) and was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the World Bank. Papers presented on the first day discussed how the experience gained with acid rain in North America and Europe might be applied to the Asian situation. Papers describing energy use projections, sulfur emissions, and effects of acid rain in several Asian countries were presented on the second day. The remaining time was allotted to discussion, planning, and writing plans for a future research program.

Turner, R.S.

1990-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Device for modular input high-speed multi-channel digitizing of electrical data  

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A multi-channel high-speed digitizer module converts a plurality of analog signals to digital signals (digitizing) and stores the signals in a memory device. The analog input channels are digitized simultaneously at high speed with a relatively large number of on-board memory data points per channel. The module provides an automated calibration based upon a single voltage reference source. Low signal noise at such a high density and sample rate is accomplished by ensuring the A/D converters are clocked at the same point in the noise cycle each time so that synchronous noise sampling occurs. This sampling process, in conjunction with an automated calibration, yields signal noise levels well below the noise level present on the analog reference voltages. 1 fig.

VanDeusen, A.L.; Crist, C.E.

1995-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical fiber imaging for high speed plasma motion diagnostics: Applied to low voltage circuit breakers  

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An integrated portable measurement system is described for the study of high speed and high temperature unsteady plasma flows such as those found in the vicinity of high current switching arcs. An array of optical fibers allows the formation of low spatial resolution images, with a maximum capture rate of 1x10{sup 6} images per second (1 MHz), with 8 bit intensity resolution. Novel software techniques are reported to allow imaging of the arc; and to measure arc trajectories. Results are presented on high current (2 kA) discharge events in a model test fixture and on the application to a commercial low voltage circuit breaker.

McBride, J. W. [School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Balestrero, A.; Tribulato, G. [ABB SACE DIVISION, ABB S.p.A., Via Baioni, Bergamo 35 IT-24123 (Italy); Ghezzi, L. [ABB SACE DIVISION, ABB S.p.A., Viale dell'Industria, Vittuone (MI)18 IT-20010 (Italy); Cross, K. J. [Taicaan Ltd., 2 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7NP (United Kingdom)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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296 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 57, NO. 1, JANUARY 2010 Very-High-Speed Slotless Permanent-Magnet  

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cell compressor [9]), machining industry (machine tool [10], micromachining), home appliance industry-High-Speed Slotless Permanent-Magnet Motors: Analytical Modeling, Optimization, Design, and Torque Measurement Methods-high-speed (VHS) slotless permanent-magnet motor design procedure using an analytical model. The model is used

Psaltis, Demetri

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High-speed wavefront control using MEMS micromirrors T. G. Bifano and J. B. Stewart, Boston University [5895-27  

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segmented MEMS DM in a 32 x 32 array format. The central light square, measuring 10 mm across, containsHigh-speed wavefront control using MEMS micromirrors T. G. Bifano and J. B. Stewart, Boston University [5895-27] Introduction Various deformable mirrors for high-speed wavefront control have been

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Experimental Evaluation of a High Speed Flywheel for an Energy Cache System  

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A flywheel energy cache system (FECS) is a mechanical battery that can charge/discharge electricity by converting it into the kinetic energy of a rotating flywheel, and vice versa. Compared to a chemical battery, a FECS has great advantages in durability and lifetime, especially in hot or cold environments. Design simulations of the FECS were carried out to clarify the effects of the composition and dimensions of the flywheel rotor on the charge/discharge performance. The rotation speed of a flywheel is limited by the strength of the materials from which it is constructed. Three materials, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), Cr-Mo steel, and a Mg alloy were examined with respect to the required weight and rotation speed for a 3 MJ (0.8 kWh) charging/discharging energy, which is suitable for an FECS operating with a 35 kW photovoltaic device in an ordinary home connected to a smart grid. The results demonstrate that, for a stationary 3 MJ FECS, Cr-Mo steel was the most cost-effective, but also the heaviest, Mg-alloy had a good balance of rotation speed and weight, which should result in reduced mechanical loss and enhanced durability and lifetime of the system, and CFRP should be used for applications requiring compactness and a higher energy density. Finally, a high-speed prototype FW was analyzed to evaluate its fundamental characteristics both under acceleration and in the steady state.

J Haruna; K Murai; J Itoh; N Yamada; Y Hirano; T Fujimori; T Homma

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method that suppresses intensity fluctuations for free space high-speed optical communication  

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A high-speed (Gbps), free space optical communication system is based on spectral encoding of radiation from a wide band light source, such as a laser. By using partially coherent laser beams in combination with a relatively slow photosensor, scintillations can be suppressed by orders of magnitude for distances of more than 10 km. To suppress the intensity fluctuations due to atmospheric turbulence, a source with partial transverse coherence in combination with slow response time photodetector is used. Information is encoded in the spectral domain of a wideband optical source by modulation of spectral amplitudes. A non-coherent light source with wide spectrum (an LED, for example) may be used for high-speed communication over short (less than about a mile) distances.

Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Bishop, Alan R. (Los Alamos, NM); Nguyen, Dinh C. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Santa Fe, NM); Gorshkov, Vacheslav N. (Kiev, UA)

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A Facile High-speed Vibration Milling Method to Water-disperse Single- walled Carbon Nanohorns  

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A high-speed vibration milling (HSVM) method was applied to synthesize water dispersible single- walled carbon nanohorns (SWNHs). Highly reactive free radicals (HOOCCH2CH2 ) produced from an acyl peroxide under HSVM conditions react with hydrophobic SWNHs to produce a highly water dispersible derivative (f-SWNHs), which has been characterized in detail by spectroscopic and microscopic techniques together with thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and dynamic light scatter- ing (DLS). The carboxylic acid functionalized, water-dispersible SWNHs material are versatile precursors that have potential applications in the biomedical area.

Shu, Chunying [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Zhang, Jianfei [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Sim, Jae Hyun [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Burke, Brian [University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Williams, Keith A [University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Rylander, Nichole M [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Campbell, Tom [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Puretzky, Alexander A [ORNL; Rouleau, Christopher M [ORNL; Geohegan, David B [ORNL; More, Karren Leslie [ORNL; Esker, Alan R [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Gibson, Harry W [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Dorn, Harry C [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance optimization of interconnections for ultra-high-speed digital circuits  

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as distributed transmission line systems. Criteria for the design are outlined and studied. The findings of these studies are then applied to requirements for optimal design of interconnection schemes at various levels of high-speed digital system packaging... . V 40 A. Conductor Bends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 B. Impedance Step/Mismatched Transmission Line Element 46 C. Fan-out/Fan-in Signal Distribution Networks D. Conclusions for Discontinuity Behaviors 55 71 V COUPLED LINE BEHAVIORS...

Carey, David Harrison

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-fueled high-speed diesel engine development: Task 2, Market assessment and economic analysis  

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Based on the preliminary coal engine design developed, this task was conducted to identify the best opportunity(s) to enter the market with the future coal-fueled, high-speed diesel engine. The results of this market and economic feasibility assessment will be used to determine what specific heavy duty engine application(s) are most attractive for coal fuel, and also define basic economic targets for the engine to be competitive.

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1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Formation in a High-Speed Plasma Flow along Converging Magnetic Field Lines  

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The formation of a potential is experimentally investigated in a high-speed collisionless plasma flow injected into a region of converging magnetic field lines. When the plasma passes through this region, a large increase in potential occurs there, resulting in electron acceleration along the magnetic field. A drastic end-plate effect on the generated potential is observed when the plasma comes in contact with the end plate.

N. Sato; Y. Watanabe; R. Hatakeyama; T. Mieno

1988-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved understanding and control of high-speed jet interaction flows  

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fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Rodney D. W. Bowersox Committee Members, Sharath S. Girimaji Paul Cizmas Simon North Head of Department, Helen Reed December 2005 Major Subject: Aerospace... Engineering iii ABSTRACT Improved Understanding and Control of High-Speed Jet Interaction Flows. (December 2005) Ravichandra Srinivasan, B. E., Bangalore University; M.S., The University of Alabama Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Rodney D. W. Bowersox A...

Srinivasan, Ravichandra

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Design techniques for low noise and high speed A/D converters  

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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 Approved by: Chair of Committee, Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio Committee Members, Jose... ABSTRACT Design Techniques for Low Noise and High Speed A/D Converters. (December 2006) Amit Kumar Gupta, B.E(Hons), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio Analog...

Gupta, Amit Kumar

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Occurrence of high-speed solar wind streams over the Grand Modern Maximum  

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In the declining phase of the solar cycle, when the new-polarity fields of the solar poles are strengthened by the transport of same-signed magnetic flux from lower latitudes, the polar coronal holes expand and form non-axisymmetric extensions toward the solar equator. These extensions enhance the occurrence of high-speed solar wind streams (HSS) and related co-rotating interaction regions in the low-latitude heliosphere, and cause moderate, recurrent geomagnetic activity in the near-Earth space. Here, using a novel definition of geomagnetic activity at high (polar cap) latitudes and the longest record of magnetic observations at a polar cap station, we calculate the annually averaged solar wind speeds as proxies for the effective annual occurrence of HSS over the whole Grand Modern Maximum (GMM) from 1920s onwards. We find that a period of high annual speeds (frequent occurrence of HSS) occurs in the declining phase of each solar cycle 16-23. For most cycles the HSS activity clearly maximizes during one year...

Mursula, Kalevi; Holappa, Lauri

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONSTRAINING HIGH-SPEED WINDS IN EXOPLANET ATMOSPHERES THROUGH OBSERVATIONS OF ANOMALOUS DOPPLER SHIFTS DURING TRANSIT  

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Three-dimensional (3D) dynamical models of hot Jupiter atmospheres predict very strong wind speeds. For tidally locked hot Jupiters, winds at high altitude in the planet's atmosphere advect heat from the day side to the cooler night side of the planet. Net wind speeds on the order of 1-10 km s{sup -1} directed towards the night side of the planet are predicted at mbar pressures, which is the approximate pressure level probed by transmission spectroscopy. These winds should result in an observed blueshift of spectral lines in transmission on the order of the wind speed. Indeed, Snellen et al. recently observed a 2 {+-} 1 km s{sup -1} blueshift of CO transmission features for HD 209458b, which has been interpreted as a detection of the day-to-night (substellar to anti-stellar) winds that have been predicted by 3D atmospheric dynamics modeling. Here, we present the results of a coupled 3D atmospheric dynamics and transmission spectrum model, which predicts the Doppler-shifted spectrum of a hot Jupiter during transit resulting from winds in the planet's atmosphere. We explore four different models for the hot Jupiter atmosphere using different prescriptions for atmospheric drag via interaction with planetary magnetic fields. We find that models with no magnetic drag produce net Doppler blueshifts in the transmission spectrum of {approx}2 km s{sup -1} and that lower Doppler shifts of {approx}1 km s{sup -1} are found for the higher drag cases, results consistent with-but not yet strongly constrained by-the Snellen et al. measurement. We additionally explore the possibility of recovering the average terminator wind speed as a function of altitude by measuring Doppler shifts of individual spectral lines and spatially resolving wind speeds across the leading and trailing terminators during ingress and egress.

Miller-Ricci Kempton, Eliza [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Rauscher, Emily, E-mail: ekempton@ucolick.org [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed turning for hard material with PCBN inserts: tool wear analysis  

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Because of tool wear, High Speed Machining (HSM) is rarely used for hard turning process and the cutting speeds are generally selected around 100 or 200 m/min. In this work, HSM is performed for hard turning of a 50 HRC hardened steel (AISI 4140/42CrMo4) with a PCBN tool by using high cutting speeds (300 and 400 m/min). The results show that HSM for hard turning can be acceptable for industrial application by providing very good surface roughness and keeping significant tool life. A qualitative correlation is also presented between the crater wear and the temperature distribution at the tool-chip interface, predicted by a thermomechanical model. Flank wear, crater wear and surface roughness are examined in order to choose an appropriate wear criterion. Investigations by SEM/EDS and white light interferometry highlight the importance of crater wear and help us to better understand the role of chemical/diffusion phenomena in wear mechanisms.

Farouk Mahfoudi; Gautier List; Alain Molinari; Abdelhadi Moufki; Lakhdar Boulanouar

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The pulsed linear induction motor concept for high-speed trains  

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The SERAPBIM (SEgmented RAil PHased Induction Motor) concept is a linear induction motor concept which uses rapidly-pulsed magnetic fields and a segmented reaction rail, as opposed to low-frequency fields and continuous reaction rails found in conventional linear induction motors. These improvements give a high-traction, compact, and efficient linear motor that has potential for advanced high speed rail propulsion. In the SERAPBIM concept, coils on the vehicle push against a segmented aluminum rail, which is mounted on the road bed. Current is pulsed as the coils cross an edge of the segmented rail, inducing surface currents which repel the coil. The coils must be pulsed in synchronization with the movement by reaction rail segments. This is provided by a sense-and-fire circuit that controls the pulsing of the power modulators. Experiments were conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of the pulsed induction motor and to collect data that could be used for scaling calculations. A 14.4 kg aluminum plate was accelerated down a 4 m track to speeds of over 15 m/sec with peak thrust up to 18 kN per coilset. For a trainset capable of 200 mph speed, the SERAPHIM concept design is based on coils which are each capable of producing up to 3.5 kN thrust, and 30 coil pairs are mounted on each power car. Two power cars, one at each end of the train, provide 6 MW from two gas turbine prime power units. The thrust is about 210.000 N and is essentially constant up to 200 km/hr since wheel slippage does not limit thrust as with conventional wheeled propulsion. A key component of the SERAPHIM concept is the use of passive wheel-on-rah support for the high speed vehicle. Standard steel wheels are capable of handling over 200 mph. The SERAPHIM cost is comparable to that for steel-wheel high-speed rail, and about 10% to 25% of the projected costs for a comparable Maglev system.

Turman, B.N.; Marder, B.M.; Rohwein, G.J.; Aeschliman, D.P.; Kelley, J.B.; Cowan, M.; Zimmerman, R.M.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A High-Speed LED Driver That Sweeps Out the Remaining Carriers for Visible Light Communications  

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The modulation speed of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) must be increased to improve the speed, increase the bandwidth, and miniaturize the hardware of visible light communication (VLC)...

Kishi, Toshiki; Tanaka, Hiroyuki; Umeda, Yohtaro; Takyu, Osamu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed low damage grinding of advanced ceramics - Phase II Final Report  

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In the manufacture of structural ceramic components, grinding costs can comprise up to 80% of the entire manufacturing cost. As a result, one of the most challenging tasks faced by manufacturing process engineers is the development of a ceramic finishing process to maximize part throughput while minimizing costs and associated scrap levels. The efforts summarized in this report represent the second phase of a program whose overall objective was to develop a single-step, roughing-finishing process suitable for producing high-quality silicon nitride parts at high material removal rates and at substantially lower cost than traditional, multi-stage grinding processes. More specifically, this report provides a technical overview of High-Speed, Low-Damage (HSLD) ceramic grinding which employs elevated wheel speeds to achieve the small grain depths of cut necessary for low-damage grinding while operating at relatively high material removal rates. The study employed the combined use of laboratory grinding tests, mathematical grinding models, and characterization of the resultant surface condition. A single-step, roughing-finishing process operating at high removal rates was developed and demonstrated.

Kovach, J.A.; Malkin, S.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed and bi-stable electrolysis-bubble actuated planar micro gate valves are demonstrated in this paper.  

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SUMMARY High-speed and bi-stable electrolysis-bubble actuated planar micro gate valves are demonstrated in this paper. The speed of previous low power planar microvalves was limited by the bubble collapse process. In addition bi-stability was unreliable. In this work, surface tension is used

Liepmann, Dorian

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Multi-point, high-speed passive ion velocity distribution diagnostic on the Pegasus Toroidal Experiment  

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A passive ion temperature polychromator has been deployed on Pegasus to study power balance and non-thermal ion distributions that arise during point source helicity injection. Spectra are recorded from a 1 m F/8.6 Czerny-Turner polychromator whose output is recorded by an intensified high-speed camera. The use of high orders allows for a dispersion of 0.02 A/mm in 4th order and a bandpass of 0.14 A ({approx}13 km/s) at 3131 A in 4th order with 100 {mu}m entrance slit. The instrument temperature of the spectrometer is 15 eV. Light from the output of an image intensifier in the spectrometer focal plane is coupled to a high-speed CMOS camera. The system can accommodate up to 20 spatial points recorded at 0.5 ms time resolution. During helicity injection, stochastic magnetic fields keep T{sub e} low ({approx}100 eV) and thus low ionization impurities penetrate to the core. Under these conditions, high core ion temperatures are measured (T{sub i} Almost-Equal-To 1.2 keV, T{sub e} Almost-Equal-To 0.1 keV) using spectral lines from carbon III, nitrogen III, and boron IV.

Burke, M. G.; Fonck, R. J.; Bongard, M. W.; Schlossberg, D. J.; Winz, G. R. [Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Shaft Bearing Loads Testing and Modeling in the NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: Preprint  

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Bearing failures in the high speed output stage of the gearbox are plaguing the wind turbine industry. Accordingly, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) has performed an experimental and theoretical investigation of loads within these bearings. The purpose of this paper is to describe the instrumentation, calibrations, data post-processing and initial results from this testing and modeling effort. Measured HSS torque, bending, and bearing loads are related to model predictions. Of additional interest is examining if the shaft measurements can be simply related to bearing load measurements, eliminating the need for invasive modifications of the bearing races for such instrumentation.

McNiff, B.; Guo, Y.; Keller, J.; Sethuraman, L.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for light-speed anisotropies using Compton scattering of high-energy electrons  

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Based on the high sensitivity of Compton scattering off ultra relativistic electrons, the possibility of anisotropies in the speed of light is investigated. The result discussed in this contribution is based on the gamma-ray beam of the ESRF's GRAAL facility (Grenoble, France) and the search for sidereal variations in the energy of the Compton-edge photons. The absence of oscillations yields the two-sided limit of 1.6 x 10^{-14} at 95 % confidence level on a combination of photon and electron coefficients of the minimal Standard Model Extension (mSME). This new constraint provides an improvement over previous bounds by one order of magnitude.

Dominique Rebreyend

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of high-speed multi-user multi-carrier CDMA visible light communication  

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Abstract We experimentally demonstrated a high-speed multi-user multi-carrier code-division multiple access (MC-CDMA) visible light communication (VLC) system. By employing a commercially available red light emitting diode (LED) and an avalanche photo diode (APD), we achieved a 16-user VLC system enabled by MC-CDMA, pre- and post-equalization, with an overall bit rate of 750Mb/s over 1.5m free-space transmission. The measured bit error ratio (BER) of each user is below the 7% pre-forward-error-correction (pre-FEC) threshold of 3.810?3.

Chao Yang; Yuanquan Wang; Yiguang Wang; Xingxing Huang; Nan Chi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of subcooled flow boiling using synchronized high speed video, infrared thermography, and particle image velocimetry  

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Subcooled flow boiling of water was experimentally investigated using high-speed video (HSV), infrared (IR) thermography, and particle image velocimetry (PIV) to generate a unique database of synchronized data. HSV allowed ...

Phillips, Bren Andrew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances in high-throughput speed, low-latency communication for embedded instrumentation ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

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Scott Jordan on "Advances in high-throughput speed, low-latency communication for embedded instrumentation" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jordan, Scott [Physik Instrumente] [Physik Instrumente

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances in high-throughput speed, low-latency communication for embedded instrumentation ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

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Scott Jordan on "Advances in high-throughput speed, low-latency communication for embedded instrumentation" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jordan, Scott [Physik Instrumente

2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed graphene interconnects monolithically integrated with CMOS ring oscillators operating at 1.3GHz  

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We have successfully experimentally integrated graphene interconnects with commercial 0.25 ¿m technology CMOS ring oscillator circuit using conventional fabrication techniques, and demonstrated high speed on-chip graphene ...

Chen, Xiangyu

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Effects of alloying elements on microstructure, hardness, and fracture toughness of centrifugally cast high-speed steel rolls  

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A study was made of the effects of alloying elements on the microstructure, hardness, and fracture toughness of centrifugally cast high-speed steel (HSS) rolls. Particular emphasis was placed on the role of ha...

Chang Kyu Kim; Yong Chan Kim; Jong Il Park

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of side-slip dynamics in Land Rover LR3 for improved high speed autonomous control  

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In this thesis, the side slip control dynamics of the Land Rover LR3 platform are examined for autonomous control. As autonomy becomes implemented in high speed safety applications, the importance of an accurate model for ...

Truax, Robert D. (Robert Denison)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed Localized Cooling using SiGe Superlattice Microrefrigerators Yan Zhang, James Christofferson and Ali Shakouri  

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conductivity and T, absolute temperature. Coefficient of performance (COP) of thermoelectric modules, which is not compatible with standard microprocessor chips. The current smallest thermoelectric micro-modulesHigh Speed Localized Cooling using SiGe Superlattice Microrefrigerators Yan Zhang, James

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Analysis of electro-optic crystal-based Fabry-Perot etalons for high-speed spatial light modulators  

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The use of electro-optic (EO) crystal-based Fabry-Perot modulators (FPMs) as high-speed spatial light modulators is proposed. The FPMs operate with an extremely low drive voltage and a...

Takizawa, Kuniharu

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is blue optical filter necessary in high speed phosphor-based white light LED visible light communications?  

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Optical blue filter is usually regarded as a critical optical component for high speed phosphor-based white light emitting diode (LED) visible-light-communication (VLC). However, the...

Sung, Jiun-Yu; Chow, Chi-Wai; Yeh, Chien-Hung

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed-of-light effects in high-resolution long-cavity fiber FabryPerot scanning interferometers  

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High-resolution fiber FabryPerot scanning interferometers demonstrate bandwidths from 20 MHz to 4 kHz with corresponding cavity lengths from 26 mm to 500 m. Finite speed-of-light...

Hsu, Kevin; Miller, Calvin M; Miller, Jeff W

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed height measurement by a light-source-stepping method using a linear LED array  

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High-speed height measurement is required in industrial fields for analyzing the behavior of a breaking object, a vibrating object or a rotating object. A shape measurement performed...

Fujigaki, Motoharu; Oura, Yohei; Asai, Daisuke; Murata, Yorinobu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and analysis of a laser oriented, automatic dimensional inspection system for high-speed process control  

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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OP A LASER ORIENTED, AUTOMATIC DIMENSIONAI INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR HIGH-SPEED PROCESS CONTROL A Thesis by STEVEN MORRIS WARD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1/72 Major Subjects Industrial Engineering DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF A LASER ORIENTED, AUTONATIC DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION SYSTEN FOR HIGH-SPEED PROCESS CONTROL A Thesis by STEVEN NORRIS WARD Approved...

Ward, Steven Morris

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of a High-Speed On/Off Valve for a Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Application  

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Coefficient 0.6 same none eq Fluid Bulk Modulus 3.7 x 108 1.2 x 109 Pa Pc Check Valve Cracking Pressure 3.2 NOptimal Design of a High-Speed On/Off Valve for a Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Application Michael of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA ABSTRACT Control of hydraulic systems using high-speed on/off valves has

Li, Perry Y.

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Design Techniques for High Speed Low Voltage and Low Power Non-Calibrated Pipeline Analog to Digital Converters  

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DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED LOW VOLTAGE AND LOW POWER NON-CALIBRATED PIPELINE ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS A Dissertation by RIDA SHAWKY ASSAAD Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2009 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH SPEED LOW VOLTAGE AND LOW POWER NON-CALIBRATED PIPELINE ANALOG TO DIGITAL...

Assaad, Rida Shawky

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of servo, geometric and dynamic error sources on five axis high-speed machine tool  

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Many sources of errors exist in the manufacturing process of complex shapes. Some approximations occur at each step from the design geometry to the machined part. The aim of the paper is to present a method to evaluate the effect of high speed and high dynamic load on volumetric errors at the tool center point. The interpolator output signals and the machine encoder signals are recorded and compared to evaluate the contouring errors resulting from each axis follow-up error. The machine encoder signals are also compared to the actual tool center point position as recorded with a non-contact measuring instrument called CapBall to evaluate the total geometric errors. The novelty of the work lies in the method that is proposed to decompose the geometric errors in two categories: the quasi-static geometric errors independent from the speed of the trajectory and the dynamic geometric errors, dependent on the programmed feed rate and resulting from the machine structure deflection during the acceleration of its axes...

Andolfatto, Loc; Mayer, Ren

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill 'faster and deeper' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the 'ultra-high rotary speed drilling system' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm - usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document provides the progress through two phases of the program entitled 'Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling' for the period starting 30 June 2003 and concluding 31 March 2009. The accomplishments of Phases 1 and 2 are summarized as follows: (1) TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance (see Black and Judzis); (2) TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments (See Black and Judzis). Improvements were made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs were developed to provided a more consistent product with consistent performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program was completed; (3) TerraTek concluded small-scale cutting performance tests; (4) Analysis of Phase 1 data indicated that there is decreased specific energy as the rotational speed increases; (5) Technology transfer, as part of Phase 1, was accomplished with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis, Boucher, McCammon, and Black); (6) TerraTek prepared a design concept for the high speed drilling test stand, which was planned around the proposed high speed mud motor concept. Alternative drives for the test stand were explored; a high speed hydraulic motor concept was finally used; (7) The high speed system was modified to accommodate larger drill bits than originally planned; (8) Prototype mud turbine motors and the high speed test stand were used to drive the drill bits at high speed; (9) Three different rock types were used during the testing: Sierra White granite, Crab Orchard sandstone, and Colton sandstone. The drill bits used included diamond impregnated bits, a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit, a thermally stable PDC (TSP) bit, and a hybrid TSP and natural diamond bit; and (10) The drill bits were run at rotary speeds up to 5500 rpm and weight on bit (WOB) to 8000 lbf. During Phase 2, the ROP as measured in depth of cut per bit revolution generally increased with increased WOB. The performance was mixed with increased rotary speed, with the depth cut with the impregnated drill bit generally increasing and the TSP and hybrid TSP drill bits generally decreasing. The ROP in ft/hr generally increased with all bits with increased WOB and rotary speed. The mechanical specific energy generally improved (decreased) with increased WOB and was mixed with increased rotary speed.

TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Singin' in the Rain  

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Singin' in Singin' in the Rain News Featured Articles 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Science Headlines Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 11.25.13 Singin' in the Rain Ultra water-repellent material developed at Brookhaven Lab may lead to many warming applications. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Brookhaven Lab physicist Antonio Checco. Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory When it comes to designing extremely water-repellent surfaces, shape and size matter. That's the finding of a group of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, who investigated the

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ULTRACAM: an ultra-fast, triple-beam CCD camera for high-speed astrophysics  

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ULTRACAM is a portable, high-speed imaging photometer designed to study faint astronomical objects at high temporal resolutions. ULTRACAM employs two dichroic beamsplitters and three frame-transfer CCD cameras to provide three-colour optical imaging at frame rates of up to 500 Hz. The instrument has been mounted on both the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope on La Palma and the 8.2-m Very Large Telescope in Chile, and has been used to study white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, pulsars, black-hole/neutron-star X-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts, cataclysmic variables, eclipsing binary stars, extrasolar planets, flare stars, ultra-compact binaries, active galactic nuclei, asteroseismology and occultations by Solar System objects (Titan, Pluto and Kuiper Belt objects). In this paper we describe the scientific motivation behind ULTRACAM, present an outline of its design and report on its measured performance.

V. S. Dhillon; T. R. Marsh; M. J. Stevenson; D. C. Atkinson; P. Kerry; P. T. Peacocke; A. J. A. Vick; S. M. Beard; D. J. Ives; D. W. Lunney; S. A. McLay; C. J. Tierney; J. Kelly; S. P. Littlefair; R. Nicholson; R. Pashley; E. T. Harlaftis; K. O'Brien

2007-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts input data from a detector-preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system achieves high throughputs at low cost by dividing the required digital processing steps between a ``hardwired`` processor implemented in combinatorial digital logic, which detects the presence of the x-ray signals in the digitized data stream and extracts filtered estimates of their amplitudes, and a programmable digital signal processing computer, which refines the filtered amplitude estimates and bins them to produce the desired spectral analysis. One set of algorithms allow this hybrid system to match the resolution of analog systems while operating at much higher data rates. A second set of algorithms implemented in the processor allow the system to be self calibrating as well. The same processor also handles the interface to an external control computer. 19 figs.

Warburton, W.K.; Hubbard, B.

1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts input data from a detector-preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system achieves high throughputs at low cost by dividing the required digital processing steps between a "hardwired" processor implemented in combinatorial digital logic, which detects the presence of the x-ray signals in the digitized data stream and extracts filtered estimates of their amplitudes, and a programmable digital signal processing computer, which refines the filtered amplitude estimates and bins them to produce the desired spectral analysis. One set of algorithms allow this hybrid system to match the resolution of analog systems while operating at much higher data rates. A second set of algorithms implemented in the processor allow the system to be self calibrating as well. The same processor also handles the interface to an external control computer.

Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025); Hubbard, Bradley (Santa Cruz, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient, high-speed ablation of soft tissue with few-microjoule, femtosecond pulse bursts  

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Femtosecond pulses hold great promise for high-precision tissue removal. However, ablation rates are severely limited by the need to keep average laser power low to avoid collateral damage due to heat accumulation. Furthermore, previously reported pulse energies preclude delivery in flexible fibers, hindering in vivo operation. Both of these problems can be addressed through use of groups of high-repetition-rate pulses, or bursts. Here, we report a novel fiber laser and demonstrate ultrafast burst-mode ablation of brain tissue at rates approaching 1 mm$^3$/min, an order of magnitude improvement over previous reports. Burst mode operation is shown to be superior in terms of energy required and avoidance of thermal effects, compared to uniform repetition rates. These results can pave the way to in vivo operation at medically relevant speeds, delivered via flexible fibers to surgically hard-to-reach targets, or with simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging.

Kerse, Can; Kalayc?o?lu, Hamit; A??k, Mehmet D; Akaalan, nder; Ilday, F mer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed 850 and 980 nm VCSELs for High-Performance Computing Applications  

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The ever growing demand for more bandwidth in high-performance computing (HPC) applications leads to a continuous replacement of traditional copper-based links by optical interconnects...

Mutig, Alex; Moser, Philip; Lott, James A; Wolf, Philip; Hofmann, Werner; Ledentsov, Nikolay N; Bimberg, Dieter

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West Texas Rain  

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and Water Commission, Culberson County Underground Water District and county officials to install a 2,500-gallon rainwater harvesting tank at the Culberson County Courthouse. West Texas Rain Rainwater harvesting demonstration sites save water and money... (Above Left) One of the three rainwater harvesting demonstrations is located at the Culberson County Courthouse in Van Horn. This 2,500-gallon tank has been installed to catch and store the rainwater. (Above Right) Landscape irrigation using...

Supercinski, Danielle

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerothermoballistics of pyrophoric metal shrapnel in high speed, high Weber number flows. [From non-nuclear detonation of nuclear weapon  

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A numerical simulation is presented on the aerothermoballistic behavior of pyrophoric metal shrapnel ejected at supersonic speeds from a non-nuclear detonation of a nuclear weapon. The model predicts the aerodynamic and chemical heat transfer rates and the particle thermal responses including the time and position of melt initiation. Due to the high Weber number environment, the melting particle undergoes liquid layer stripping. The theoretical model, which is incorporated in the PLUTO computer code, predicts the liquid mass loss rate, characteristic liquid droplet diameter, temperature rise across the liquid film, and the coupled particle trajectory.

Connell, L.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deformation, Heating and Melting of Solids in High-Speed Friction  

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...4}$ mm Hg, at sliding speeds up to 700 m/s, is determined...decrease with increasing sliding speed. The general behaviour is similar to that observed at light loads but there are important...that it may now increase as the speed rises. The heating due to the...

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Discharge Sintering and Joining of Tungsten Carbide--Cobalt Composite with High-Speed Steel Substrate  

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Simultaneous electro discharge sintering of high strength structure of tungsten carbide-cobalt composite and connection it with high-speed steel substrate is investigated and suitable operating parameters are defined. Tungsten carbide-cobalt and high-speed steel joining was produced by the method of high voltage electrical discharge together with application of mechanical pressure to powder compact. It was found that the density and hardness of composite material reach its maximum values at certain magnitudes of applied pressure and high voltage electrical discharge parameters. We show that there is an upper level for the discharge voltage beyond which the powder of composite material disintegrates like an exploding wire. Due to our results it is possible to determine optimal parameters for simultaneous electro discharge sintering of WC-Co and bonding it with high-speed steel substrate.

Grigoryev, Evgeny G. [General Physics Department, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Kashirskoe sh. 31, Moscow, 115409 (Russian Federation)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint strength in high speed friction stir spot welded DP 980 steel  

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High speed friction stir spot welding was applied to 1.2 mm thick DP 980 steel sheets under different welding conditions, using PCBN tools. The range of vertical feed rates used during welding was 2.5 mm 102 mm per minute, while the range of spindle speeds was 2500 6000 rpm. Extended testing was carried out for five different sets of welding conditions, until tool failure. These welding conditions resulted in vertical welding loads of 3.6 8.2 kN and lap shear tension failure loads of 8.9 11.1 kN. PCBN tools were shown, in the best case, to provide lap shear tension fracture loads at or above 9 kN for 900 spot welds, after which tool failure caused a rapid drop in joint strength. Joint strength was shown to be strongly correlated to bond area, which was measured from weld cross sections. Failure modes of the tested joints were a function of bond area and softening that occurred in the heat-affected zone.

Saunders, Nathan; Miles, Michael; Hartman, Trent; Hovanski, Yuri; Hong, Sung Tae; Steel, Russell

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low frequency vibrations in disc brakes at high car speed. Part II: mathematical model and simulation  

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In the present paper, a mathematical model is constructed for judder in disc brakes at high speed. Vehicle suspension is modelled by means of finite elements. Vibration modes and frequencies are derived that can be used in the classification of modes in main and secondary based in the relative disc-calliper displacement; the finite element model is also used as well as in forced-response analysis. Brake pads are defined through the friction coefficient as a function of speed, pressure, and temperature, in light of which one may consider the various braking conditions and types of pad. Since the line of reasoning introduces equivalent-damping terms into the equations of dynamics, these equations cannot be uncoupled by means of modal transformation. Two techniques are proposed for the solution of the problem. One of these consists in an examination of the 'main-modes', while the other is based on direct integration of the quasi-uncoupled equations. A computer program has been implemented which allows the simulation of this kind of judder with different pads, brake systems and braking conditions.

R. Aviles; G. Hennequet; E. Amezua; J. Vallejo

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-fueled high-speed diesel engine development. Annual technical progress report, October 1990--September 1991  

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The objectives of this program are to study combustion feasibility by running Series 149 engine tests at high speeds with a fuel injection and combustion system designed for coal-water-slurry (CWS). The following criteria will be used to judge feasibility: (1) engine operation for sustained periods over the load range at speeds from 600 to 1900 rpm. The 149 engine for mine-haul trucks has a rated speed of 1900 rpm; (2) reasonable fuel economy and coal burnout rate; (3) reasonable cost of the engine design concept and CWS fuel compared to future oil prices.

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1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Rain Gauge and Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Comparisons  

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Rain Gauge and Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Comparisons Rain Gauge and Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Comparisons at the ARM Climate Research Facility TWP Sites Michael T. Ritsche 1 , Donna J. Holdridge 1 , Amanda Deieso 2 , Amy Kanta 2 , and Jenni Prell 2 1 Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 2 Department of Geography, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1. Introduction Measurement of rainfall and precipitation is a difficult task even in the best of circumstances. Different types of gauges are used depending on the type of precipitation expected (solid or liquid) and the rate at which it falls. The ARM Program uses two types of precipitation sensors in its surface meteorological systems: the optical rain gauge (ORG) and the tipping bucket rain gauge (TBRG). The ORG was originally

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LTCP-RC: RTT compensation technique to scale high-speed protocol in high RTT links  

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by large link delays and high RTTs, LTCP-RC makes the LTCP protocol more scalable. Ack-clocked schemes, similar to TCP, suffer performance problems like long convergence time and throughput degradation, when RTT experienced by the flow increases. Also, when...

Jain, Saurabh

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First-Principles Simulations of High-Speed Combustion and Detonation |  

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Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Weak ignition behind a reflected Mach=1.5 shock in a stoichiometric hydrogen-oxygen mixture at 0.1 atm initial pressure. Picture shows a numerically generated pseudo-schlieren image of the onset of a detonation in a turbulent boundary layer. Alexei Khokhlov, University of Chicago, Charles Bacon, Argonne National Laboratory, Joanna Austin and Andrew Knisely, University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign. First-Principles Simulations of High-Speed Combustion and Detonation PI Name: Alexei Khokhlov PI Email: ajk@oddjob.uchicago.edu Institution: University of Chicago Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2014

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Automation of a high-speed imaging setup for differential viscosity measurements  

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We present the automation of a setup previously used to assess the viscosity of pleural effusion samples and discriminate between transudates and exudates, an important first step in clinical diagnostics. The presented automation includes the design, testing, and characterization of a vacuum-actuated loading station that handles the 2 mm glass spheres used as sensors, as well as the engineering of electronic Printed Circuit Board (PCB) incorporating a microcontroller and their synchronization with a commercial high-speed camera operating at 10 000 fps. The hereby work therefore focuses on the instrumentation-related automation efforts as the general method and clinical application have been reported earlier [Hurth et al., J. Appl. Phys. 110, 034701 (2011)]. In addition, we validate the performance of the automated setup with the calibration for viscosity measurements using water/glycerol standard solutions and the determination of the viscosity of an unknown solution of hydroxyethyl cellulose.

Hurth, C.; Duane, B.; Whitfield, D.; Smith, S.; Nordquist, A.; Zenhausern, F. [Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, 425 N 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (United States)] [Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, 425 N 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (United States)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a high-speed switched reluctance starter/generator system using electronic position sensing  

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A switched reluctance machine based system, whether a motor drive or a starter/generator, requires the rotor position to be determined to commutate at the correct instants. This paper compares the performance of a high-speed switched reluctance starter/generator (SR S/G) system when operating with a resolver to the performance when operating resolverless, or sensorless, using an electronic position sensing (EPS) subsystem for rotor position estimation. A brief overview of the SR S/G system is given, followed by the approach for sensorless system operation. Test results are given, and system efficiency is compared, for both approaches when operating both as a starter and as a generator. Minimal difference is seen in system efficiency, with peaks at over 75% for start-mode and at over 79% for generate mode, for both resolver-based and sensorless operation.

Jones, S.R.; Drager, B.T. [Sundstrand Aerospace, Rockford, IL (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed X-ray Phase Imaging with Grating Interferometer and White Synchrotron Light  

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Taking advantage of the fact that an X-ray Talbot interferometer functions with X-rays of a broad energy band width, high-speed X-ray phase imaging and tomography have been achieved by using white synchrotron light. An X-ray phase tomogram could be measured with a 0.25 s exposure. Furthermore, a series of X-ray phase tomograms, in other words, a four-dimensional X-ray phase tomogram, could be reconstructed with a tomogram frame rate of 25.5 fps. This achievement advances X-ray phase imaging/tomography from a technique for static imaging to one for dynamic imaging of weakly absorbing objects.

Momose, Atsushi; Yashiro, Wataru; Huang, Shaohua; Kuwabara, Hiroaki; Kawabata, Katsuyuki [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoka, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed dental radiography achieved with a kilohertz-range pulsed x-ray generator  

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The development of a high-intensity kilohertz-range pulsed x-ray generator and its application to dental radiography are described. The pulsed x-ray generator consisted of the following major components: a constant high-voltage power supply, a high-voltage main condenser, a hot-cathode triode, a DC power supply for the filament (hot cathode), and a grid controller. The main condenser of 0.5 {micro}F-100 kV in the pulser was charged from 50 to 70 kV by the power supply, and the electric charges in the condenser were discharged to the triode by the grid controller. To be exact, the tube voltage decreased during the discharging for generating pulsed x-rays, yet the maximum value was equivalent to the initial charging voltage of the main condenser. The maximum values of the tube current and the repetition rate were about 0.5 A and 30 kHz, respectively. The pulse width of the x-rays ranged from approximately 20 to 400 {micro}s, and the x-ray intensity with a charging voltage of 70 kV and a total resistance of 5.1 M{Omega} was about 0.83 {micro}C/kg at 1.0 m per pulse. Using this generator, high-speed dental radiography, e.g., delayed radiography and multiple-shot radiography, was performed.

Takabe, Akihito; Yamamoto, Mariko; Sakamaki, Kimio [Iwate Medical Univ., Morioka (Japan). Dept. of Dental Radiology

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic response analyses of high-speed railway bridge round-ended piers using global bridge model  

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The non-linear failure occur in pier bottom which may cause the collapse or damage of bridge under high-level earthquake, lots of researchers have been paying more and more attention to the seismic behaviour of high-speed railway bridge piers with the development of high-speed railway. The seismic responses of high-speed railway round-ended piers are investigated in this paper. The global finite element model of the multi-span bridge simply supported bridge is set up under earthquake action, the round-ended piers are taken into account as part of whole bridge, by means of finite element software and moment-curvature relationship programme, the seismic responses of bridge piers are calculated under the different earthquake action combination, pier height and vehicle speed. Calculation results show that the seismic responses will increase with increment of speed of vehicles, pier height and seismic intensity, the elastic-plastic deformation will occur at the pier bottom under high-level earthquake action, and some measures such as lateral reinforced steel encryption should be taken into account to ensure safety.

Lingkun Chen; Lizhong Jiang; Peng Liu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appending High-Resolution Elevation Data to GPS Speed Traces for Vehicle Energy Modeling and Simulation  

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Accurate and reliable global positioning system (GPS)-based vehicle use data are highly valuable for many transportation, analysis, and automotive considerations. Model-based design, real-world fuel economy analysis, and the growing field of autonomous and connected technologies (including predictive powertrain control and self-driving cars) all have a vested interest in high-fidelity estimation of powertrain loads and vehicle usage profiles. Unfortunately, road grade can be a difficult property to extract from GPS data with consistency. In this report, we present a methodology for appending high-resolution elevation data to GPS speed traces via a static digital elevation model. Anomalous data points in the digital elevation model are addressed during a filtration/smoothing routine, resulting in an elevation profile that can be used to calculate road grade. This process is evaluated against a large, commercially available height/slope dataset from the Navteq/Nokia/HERE Advanced Driver Assistance Systems product. Results will show good agreement with the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems data in the ability to estimate road grade between any two consecutive points in the contiguous United States.

Wood, E.; Burton, E.; Duran, A.; Gonder, J.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coronal Heating and Acceleration of the High/Low-Speed Solar Wind by Fast/Slow MHD Shock Trains  

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We investigate coronal heating and acceleration of the high- and low-speed solar wind in the open field region by dissipation of fast and slow magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) waves through MHD shocks. Linearly polarized \\Alfven (fast MHD) waves and acoustic (slow MHD) waves travelling upwardly along with a magnetic field line eventually form fast switch-on shock trains and hydrodynamical shock trains (N-waves) respectively to heat and accelerate the plasma. We determine one dimensional structure of the corona from the bottom of the transition region (TR) to 1AU under the steady-state condition by solving evolutionary equations for the shock amplitudes simultaneously with the momentum and proton/electron energy equations. Our model reproduces the overall trend of the high-speed wind from the polar holes and the low-speed wind from the mid- to low-latitude streamer except the observed hot corona in the streamer. The heating from the slow waves is effective in the low corona to increase the density there, and plays an important role in the formation of the dense low-speed wind. On the other hand, the fast waves can carry a sizable energy to the upper level to heat the outer corona and accelerate the high-speed wind effectively. We also study dependency on field strength, $B_0$, at the bottom of the TR and non-radial expansion of a flow tube, $f_{\\rm max}$, to find that large $B_0/f_{\\rm max}\\gtrsim 2$ but small $B_0\\simeq 2$G are favorable for the high-speed wind and that small $B_0/f_{\\rm max}\\simeq 1$ is required for the low-speed wind.

Takeru K. Suzuki

2003-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration measurement of a miniature component by high-speed image-plane digital holographic microscopy  

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Measuring deformation of vibrating specimens whose dimensions are in the submillimeter range introduces a number of difficulties using laser interferometry. Normal interferometry is not suitable because of a phase ambiguity problem. In addition, the noise effect is much more serious in the measurement of small objects because a high-magnification lens is used. We present a method for full-field measurement of displacement, velocity, and acceleration of a vibrating miniature object based on image-plane digital holographic microscopy. A miniature cantilever beam is excited by a piezoelectric transducer stage with a sinusoidal configuration. A sequence of digital holograms is captured using a high-speed digital holographic microscope. Windowed Fourier analysis is applied in the spatial and spatiotemporal domains to extract the displacement, velocity and acceleration. The result shows that a combination of image-plane digital holographic microscopy and windowed Fourier analyses can be used to study vibration without encountering a phase ambiguity problem, and one can obtain instantaneous kinematic parameters on each point.

Fu Yu; Shi Hongjian; Miao Hong

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A 1.8V 2-2 cascade Sigma-Delta modulator for high speed applications  

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/D and D/A converters that are low voltage and high speed operation, a low voltage and high speed circuit solutions for ZA modulators are strongly demanding. However, simply reducing the supply voltage and increasing the clock frequency of the XA... modulator will introduce severe constraints to the design. In this thesis, a 1. 8V 2-2 cascade XA modulator with 1MHz signal bandwidth is realized by employing a modified ZA modulator structure which can limit the output swing of the integrator within...

Lee, Kye-Shin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the ultra-high rotary speed drilling system is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm--usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress to date on the program entitled ''Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling'' for the period starting 1 October 2004 through 30 September 2005. Additionally, research activity from 1 October 2005 through 28 February 2006 is included in this report: (1) TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance. (2) TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments. Some difficulties continue in obtaining ultra-high speed motors. Improvements have been made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs have been provided to vendors for production. A more consistent product is required to minimize the differences in bit performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program has been completed. (3) TerraTek is progressing through Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests''. (4) Significant testing has been performed on nine different rocks. (5) Bit balling has been observed on some rock and seems to be more pronounces at higher rotational speeds. (6) Preliminary analysis of data has been completed and indicates that decreased specific energy is required as the rotational speed increases (Task 4). This data analysis has been used to direct the efforts of the final testing for Phase I (Task 5). (7) Technology transfer (Task 6) has begun with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis).

Arnis Judzis; Alan Black; Homer Robertson

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-vehicle emission measurement of a light-duty diesel van at various speeds at high altitude  

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Abstract As part of the research on the relationship between the speed of a vehicle operating at high altitude and its contaminant emissions, an on-vehicle emission measurement of a light-duty diesel van at the altitudes of 1000m, 2400m and 3200m was conducted. The test vehicle was a 2.8L turbocharged diesel Ford Transit. Its settings were consistent in all experiments. Regulated gaseous emissions, including CO, HC and NOx, together with particulate matter was measured at nine speeds ranged from 10kmh?1 to 90kmh?1 with 10kmh?1 intervals settings. At each speed, measurement lasted for at least 120s to ensure the sufficiency and reliability of the collected data. The results demonstrated that at all altitudes, CO and HC emissions decreased as the vehicle speed increased. However both \\{NOx\\} and PM increased with vehicle speed. In terms of the effects of altitude, an increase in CO, HC and PM was observed with the rising of altitude at each vehicle speed. \\{NOx\\} behaved different: emission of \\{NOx\\} initially increased as the vehicle was raised from 1000m to 2400m, but it decreased when the vehicle was further elevated to 3200m.

Xin Wang; Hang Yin; Yunshan Ge; Linxiao Yu; Zhenxian Xu; Chenglei Yu; Xuejiao Shi; Hongkun Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed, multi-channel detector readout electronics for fast radiation detectors  

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In this project, we are developing a high speed digital spectrometer that a) captures detector waveforms at rates up to 500 MSPS b) has upgraded event data acquisition with additional data buffers for zero dead time operation c) moves energy calculations to the FPGA to increase spectrometer throughput in fast scintillator applications d) uses a streamlined architecture and high speed data interface for even faster readout to the host PC These features are in addition to the standard functions in our existing spectrometers such as digitization, programmable trigger and energy filters, pileup inspection, data acquisition with energy and time stamps, MCA histograms, and run statistics. In Phase I, we upgraded one of our existing spectrometer designs to demonstrate the key principle of fast waveform capture using a 500 MSPS, 12 bit ADC and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA. This upgraded spectrometer, named P500, performed well in initial tests of energy resolution, pulse shape analysis, and timing measurements, thus achieving item (a) above. In Phase II, we are revising the P500 to build a commercial prototype with the improvements listed in items (b)-(d). As described in the previous report, two devices were built to pursue this goal, named the Pixie-500 and the Pixie-500 Express. The Pixie-500 has only minor improvements from the Phase I prototype and is intended as an early commercial product (its production and part of its development were funded outside the SBIR). It also allows testing of the ADC performance in real applications.The Pixie-500 Express (or Pixie-500e) includes all of the improvements (b)-(d). At the end of Phase II of the project, we have tested and debugged the hardware, firmware and software of the Pixie-500 Express prototype boards delivered 12/3/2010. This proved substantially more complex than anticipated. At the time of writing, all hardware bugs have been fixed, the PCI Express interface is working, the SDRAM has been successfully tested and the SHARC DSP has been booted with preliminary code. All new ICs and circuitry on the prototype are working properly, however some of the planned firmware and software functions have not yet been completely implemented and debugged. Overall, due to the unanticipated complexity of the PCI Express interface, some aspects of the project could not be completed with the time and funds available in Phase II. These aspects will be completed in self-funded Phase III.

Hennig, Wolfgang

2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of slow-light photonic crystal structures for ultra-high speed all-optical analog-to-digital conversion  

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Application of slow-light photonic crystal structures for ultra-high speed all-optical analog circuits. Proposed usage of such controlled light speed devices includes buffers, synchronizer with the reduction of light speed), and slow-light all-optical nonlinear devices [9, 10] taking advantage

Park, Namkyoo

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Focusing of Rayleigh waves generated by high-speed trains under the condition of ground vibration boom  

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In the present paper, the effects of focusing of Rayleigh waves generated by high speed trains in the supporting ground under the condition of ground vibration boom are considered theoretically. These effects are similar to the effects of focusing of sound waves radiated by aircraft under the condition of sonic boom. In particular, if a railway track has a bend to provide the possibility of changing direction of train movement, the Rayleigh surface waves generated by high-speed trains under the condition of ground vibration boom may become focused. This results in concentration of their energy along a simple caustic line at one side of the track and in the corresponding increase in ground vibration amplitudes. The effect of focusing of Rayleigh waves may occur also if a train moves along a straight line with acceleration and its current speed is higher than Rayleigh wave velocity in the ground. The obtained results are illustrated by numerical calculations.

Krylov, Victor V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Detector Research - Fabrication and Testing of 3D Active-Edge Silicon Sensors: High Speed, High Yield  

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Development of 3D silicon radiation sensors employing electrodes fabricated perpendicular to the sensor surfaces to improve fabrication yields and increasing pulse speeds.

Parker, Sherwood I

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TCP-Fusion: A Hybrid Congestion Control Algorithm for High-speed Networks  

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Abstract This paper presents a new congestion control algorithm of TCP, called TCP-Fusion, and provides its extensive evaluation results through simulations and implementations. Recently, towards high-speed networks with large bandwidth delay product, a number of different approaches have been proposed to improve TCP performance. However, their potential unfriendliness to TCP-Reno encumbers their wide deployment in the Internet because TCP-Reno is already widely deployed. Most recently, to satisfy efficiency and friendliness tradeoffs of TCP, new approaches combining a loss-based protocol and a delay-based protocol have been proposed, such as TCP-Adaptive Reno and Compound TCP. Our TCP-Fusion also belongs to this category and tries to utilize the residual capacity effectively without impacts on coexisting flows, i.e. TCP-Reno flows. To achieve this purpose, TCP-Fusion exploits three useful characteristics of TCP-Reno, TCP-Vegas and TCP-Westwood in its congestion avoidance strategy. In short, congestion window of TCP-Fusion is decreased without causing too drastic reduction and is increased with smart adaptability to coexisting TCP-Reno flows according to the congestion level measurement estimated from RTT. Our implementation and simulation results show that TCP-Fusion can obtain the highest throughput among existing TCP variants when there is unused residual capacity while its friendliness to the TCP-Reno is sufficiently satisfied, otherwise, it shares the same bandwidth to coexisting flows.

Kazumi Kaneko; Tomoki Fujikawa; Zhou Su; Jiro Katto

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31 TCP-Fusion: A Hybrid Congestion Control Algorithm for High-speed Networks  

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Abstract This paper presents a new congestion control algorithm of TCP, called TCP-Fusion, and provides its extensive evaluation results through simulations and implementations. Recently, towards high-speed networks with large bandwidth delay product, a number of different approaches have been proposed to improve TCP performance. However, their potential unfriendliness to TCP-Reno encumbers their wide deployment in the Internet because TCP-Reno is already widely deployed. Most recently, to satisfy efficiency and friendliness tradeoffs of TCP, new approaches combining a loss-based protocol and a delay-based protocol have been proposed, such as TCP-Adaptive Reno and Compound TCP. Our TCP-Fusion also belongs to this category and tries to utilize the residual capacity effectively without impacts on coexisting flows, i.e. TCP-Reno flows. To achieve this purpose, TCP-Fusion exploits three useful characteristics of TCP-Reno, TCP-Vegas and TCP-Westwood in its congestion avoidance strategy. In short, congestion window of TCP-Fusion is decreased without causing too drastic reduction and is increased with smart adaptability to coexisting TCP-Reno flows according to the congestion level measurement estimated from RTT. Our implementation and simulation results show that TCP-Fusion can obtain the highest throughput among existing TCP variants when there is unused residual capacity while its friendliness to the TCP-Reno is sufficiently satisfied, otherwise, it shares the same bandwidth to coexisting flows. T I.

Kazumi Kaneko; Tomoki Fujikawa; Zhou Su; Jiro Katto

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Simulation of three-dimensional shear flow around a nozzle-afterbody at high speeds  

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In this paper, turbulent shear flows at supersonic and hypersonic speeds around a nozzle-afterbody are simulated. The three-dimensional, Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations are solved by a finite-volume and implicit method. The convective and the pressure terms are differenced by an upwind-biased algorithm. The effect of turbulence is incorporated by a modified Baldwin-Lomax eddy viscosity model. The success of the standard Baldwin-Lomax model for this flow type is shown by comparing it to a laminar case. These modifications made to the model are also shown to improve flow prediction when compared to the standard Baldwin-Lomax model. These modifications to the model reflect the effects of high compressibility, multiple walls, vortices near walls, and turbulent memory effects in the shear layer. This numerically simulated complex flowfield includes a supersonic duct flow, a hypersonic flow over an external double corner, a flow through a non-axisymmetric, internal-external nozzle, and a three-dimensional shear layer. The specific application is for the flow around the nozzle-afterbody of a generic hypersonic vehicle powered by a scramjet engine. The computed pressure distributions compared favorably with the experimentally obtained surface and off-surface flow surveys.

Baysal, O.; Hoffman, W.B. (Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Dept., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of cloud-to-ground lightning channels with high-speed video camera  

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Between May and October 2013 (period of sustained thunderstorm activity in France), several cloud-to-ground lightning flashes have been observed in Paris area with a high-speed video camera (14000 frames per second). The localization and the polarity of the recorded cloud-to-ground flashes have been obtained from the French lightning detection network M{\\'e}t{\\'e}orage which is equipped with the same low frequency sensors used by the US NLDN. In this paper we focused on 7 events (3 positive cloud-to-ground lightning flashes and 4 negative cloud-to-ground lightning flashes). The propagation velocity of the leaders and its temporal evolution have been estimated; the evolution of branching of the negative leaders have been observed during the propagation of the channel which get connected to ground and initiate the first return stroke. One aim of this preliminary study is to emphasize the differences between the characteristics of the positive and of the negative leaders.

Buguet, M; Blanchet, P; Pdeboy, S; Barnoud, P; Laroche, P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying the Internal Ballistics of a Combustion Driven Potato Cannon using High-speed Video  

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A potato cannon was designed to accommodate several different experimental propellants and have a transparent barrel so the movement of the projectile could be recorded on high-speed video (at 2000 frames per second). Both combustion chamber and barrel were made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Five experimental propellants were tested: propane (C3H8), acetylene (C2H2), ethanol (C2H6O), methanol (CH4O), and butane (C4H10). The amount of each experimental propellant was calculated to approximate a stoichometric mixture and considering the Upper Flammability Limit (UFL) and the Lower Flammability Limit (LFL), which in turn were affected by the volume of the combustion chamber. Cylindrical projectiles were cut from raw potatoes so that there was an airtight fit, and each weighed 50 (+/- 0.5) grams. For each trial, position as a function of time was determined via frame by frame analysis. Five trials were taken for each experimental propellant and the results analyzed to compute velocity and acceleration as functions...

Courtney, E D S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ULTRASPEC: a high-speed imaging photometer on the 2.4-m Thai National Telescope  

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ULTRASPEC is a high-speed imaging photometer mounted permanently at one of the Nasmyth focii of the 2.4-m Thai National Telescope (TNT) on Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain. ULTRASPEC employs a 1024x1024 pixel frame-transfer, electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) in conjunction with re-imaging optics to image a field of 7.7'x7.7' at (windowed) frame rates of up to ~200 Hz. The EMCCD has two outputs - a normal output that provides a readout noise of 2.3 e- and an avalanche output that can provide essentially zero readout noise. A six-position filter wheel enables narrow-band and broad-band imaging over the wavelength range 330-1000 nm. The instrument saw first light on the TNT in November 2013 and will be used to study rapid variability in the Universe. In this paper we describe the scientific motivation behind ULTRASPEC, present an outline of its design and report on its measured performance on the TNT.

Dhillon, V S; Atkinson, D C; Bezawada, N; Bours, M C P; Copperwheat, C M; Gamble, T; Hardy, L K; Hickman, R D H; Irawati, P; Ives, D J; Kerry, P; Leckngam, A; Littlefair, S P; McLay, S A; O'Brien, K; Peacocke, P T; Poshyachinda, S; Richichi, A; Soonthornthum, B; Vick, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed ultra-broad tuning MEMS-VCSELs for imaging and spectroscopy  

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In the last 2 years, the field of micro-electro-mechanical systems tunable vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (MEMS-VCSELs) has seen dramatic improvements in laser tuning range and tuning speed, along with expansion ...

Jayaraman, V.

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Motion control of high-speed hydrofoil vessels using state-space methods  

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Hydrofoil ships cruise at large speeds and are often expected to operate in rough weather conditions. The motion of these ships due to their encounter with ambient waves can become uncomfortable or even dangerous without ...

Chatzakis, Iason

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Travelling at High Speeds on the Surface of the Earth and above it1  

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... , and you will see the rising and falling motion. I have prepared a wooden model to represent the action of his legs, and you will see that these legs, ... increasing rate as the speed is increased.

1911-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear 181-183 (1995) 66g-677 Thermal mounding in high speed dry sliders: experiment, theory  

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ELSEVIER WEAR Wear 181-183 (1995) 66g-677 Thermal mounding in high speed dry sliders: experiment, theory and comparison M.D. Bryant a, Jim-PO Wang a, JawWen Lin b aDepartment of Mechanical Engineering research involving severe wear via thermal mounding in dry sliders (carbon graphite on copper) is presented

Bryant, Michael D.

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Jitter Tracking Bandwidth Optimization Using Active-Inductor-Based Bandpass Filtering in High-speed Forwarded Clock Transceivers  

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amounts of skews. The implementation of bandpass filtering on forwarded-clock path is able to control the JTB through the controlling of Q. This work introduces a method using bandpass filtering to optimize the JTB in high-speed forwarded...

Liu, Yang

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed SiGe BiCMOS Technologies: 120-nm Status and End-of-Roadmap Challenges  

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High-Speed SiGe BiCMOS Technologies: 120-nm Status and End-of-Roadmap Challenges P. Chevalier1 , BCMOS technologies at STMicroelectronics. Process and electrical characteristics of two 120-nm platforms, qualified-wave circuits. Advanced developments addressing end-of-roadmap BiCMOS are also presented and discussed. Index

Voinigescu, Sorin Petre

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High-Speed Traveling-Wave Electroabsorption Modulators Yi-Jen Chiu, Sheng Z. Zhang,a  

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with long devices and lower drive voltages at 1.55µm wavelength. An InGaAsP/InGaAsP MQW traveling, traveling wave design, microwave transmission, high-speed modulation, InGaAsP. 1. INTRODUCTION External the perpendicular electric field which causes a red-shifted optical absorption so that the optical transmission

Bowers, John

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Recession behavior of Lu2SiO5 under a high speed steam jet at high temperatures  

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Study of recession behavior of Lu{sub 2}SiO{sub 5} bulk was performed in high speed steam jet with a velocity of {approx}50 m/s temperature range between 1300 and 1500 C for 100 h. X-ray results showed that no phase change was observed for all samples after steam exposure. Detailed scanning electron microscopy examinations showed some cracks formation was observed on the bulk surface for the samples of 1400 and 1500 C. Also, porous structure was formed on the bulk surface for the samples of 1300 and 1400 C. As for 1500 C sample, the porous structure disappeared after exposure test. The high magnification images of 1300 C sample showed the depletion of grain boundary glassy phase. However, for 1400 C sample, boundary phase was formed again, and the grain growth can be identified for the sample of 1500 C. The recession mechanism can be explained by a mass transfer of evaporated species from the bulk surface and the weight loss rate measured can be expressed by Arrhenius plot.

Ueno, Akira [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA); Ohji, Tatsuki [Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Tec; Lin, Hua-Tay [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigations of Spheromak plasma dynamics: High-speed imaging at the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment and magnetic diagnostics at the Caltech Spheromak experiment.  

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??This thesis consists of two parts. The first part describes a specially designed high-speed imaging system installed at the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment (SSPX). Thousands (more)

Romero Talams, Carlos Alejandro

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-speed data acquisition system to measure low-level current from self-powered flux detectors in CANDU nuclear reactors  

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A high-speed data acquisition system to measure low-level current from self-powered flux detectors in CANDU nuclear reactors

Lawrence, C B

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the phenomenon of liquid-flame combustion; I. Visual examinations and high-speed photography  

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A liquid-flame combustion phenomenon, which has been revealed for pressed mixtures of tetrazole and sodium tetrazolate, was studied using high-speed photography and photography of high spatial resolution. New, previously unknown, peculiarities of the origin and development of the liquid-flame structure, pertinent, in particular, to its external texture and interaction with the melt on the pellet surface, as well as some features of the dispersion of condensed products were found.

Astashinsky, V.M.; Kostyukevich, E.A. (Byelorussian Academy of Science, Minsk (Belarus). Inst. of Molecular and Atomic Physics); Ivashkevich, O.A.; Lesnikovich, A.I.; Krasitsky, V.A. (Byelorussian State Univ., Minsk (Belarus))

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The characterisation of diesel nozzle flow using high speed imaging of elastic light scattering  

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Two identical, conventional six-hole, valve-covered orifice (VCO) diesel injectors have been modified in order to provide optical access to the region below the needle, and the nozzle-flow passages. This has been achieved through the removal of the metal tips, and their replacement with transparent acrylic tips of identical geometry. These two identical injectors were employed in order to offer comparability between the measurements. One of them had a dark, anodised inner surface at the base, while the other had a silvered inner surface at the base. Elastic scattering of incident white light from the internal cavitating flow inside the nozzle holes of the optically accessible diesel injector tips was captured on a high-speed electronic camera. The optical image data was obtained for three injector rail pressures ranging from 200bar to 400bar, and for five diesel fuels of varying density, viscosity, and distillation profile, in order to identify variations in cavitation flow behaviour inside the nozzle hole passages. A set of mean time-resolved diesel fuel flow images were obtained from 30 successive fuel injection pulses, for each operating condition, for each injector. The mean cavitation image occurring in the nozzle holes was converted to the mean proportion of nozzle hole area producing cavitation-induced optical scattering. The mean normalised area images were then analysed, and were able to demonstrate the anticipated inverse relationship between injected fuel mass and cavitation volume fraction (indicated by mean normalised area), and the effect of fuel viscosity and distillation profile on cavitation volume fraction (again indicated by mean normalised area).

R.D. Lockett; L. Liverani; D. Thaker; M. Jeshani; N.P. Tait

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical-plowing-based high-speed patterning on hard material via advanced-control and ultrasonic probe vibration  

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In this paper, we present a high-speed direct pattern fabrication on hard materials (e.g., a tungsten-coated quartz substrate) via mechanical plowing. Compared to other probe-based nanolithography techniques based on chemical- and/or physical-reactions (e.g., the Dip-pen technique), mechanical plowing is meritorious for its low cost, ease of process control, and capability of working with a wide variety of materials beyond conductive and/or soft materials. However, direct patterning on hard material faces two daunting challenges. First, the patterning throughput is ultimately hindered by the writing (plowing) speed, which, in turn, is limited by the adverse effects that can be excited/induced during high-speed, and/or large-range plowing, including the vibrational dynamics of the actuation system (the piezoelectric actuator, the cantilever, and the mechanical fixture connecting the cantilever to the actuator), the dynamic cross-axis coupling between different axes of motion, and the hysteresis and the drift effects related to the piezoelectric actuators. Secondly, it is very challenging to directly pattern on ultra-hard materials via plowing. Even with a diamond probe, the line depth of the pattern via continuous plowing on ultra-hard materials such as tungsten, is still rather small (<0.5 nm), particularly when the writing speed becomes high. To overcome these two challenges, we propose to utilize a novel iterative learning control technique to achieve precision tracking of the desired pattern during high-speed, large-range plowing, and introduce ultrasonic vibration of the probe in the normal (vertical) direction during the plowing process to enable direct patterning on ultra hard materials. The proposed approach was implemented to directly fabricate patterns on a mask with tungsten coating and quartz substrate. The experimental results demonstrated that a large-size pattern of four grooves (20 ?m in length with 300 nm spacing between lines) can be fabricated at a high speed of ?5 mm/s, with the line width and the line depth at ?95 nm and 2 nm, respectively. A fine pattern of the word NANO is also fabricated at the speed of ?5 mm/s.

Wang, Zhihua; Zou, Qingze, E-mail: qzzou@rci.rutgers.edu [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States)] [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States); Tan, Jun; Jiang, Wei [Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States)] [Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed digitization readout of silicon photomultipliers for time of flight positron emission tomography  

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We report on work to develop a system with about 100 picoseconds (ps) time resolution for time of flight positron emission tomography [TOF-PET]. The chosen photo detectors for the study were Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM's). This study was based on extensive experience in studying timing properties of SiPM's. The readout of these devices used the commercial high speed digitizer DRS4. We applied different algorithms to get the best time resolution of 155 ps Guassian (sigma) for a LYSO crystal coupled to a SiPM. We consider the work as a first step in building a prototype TOF-PET module. The field of positron-emission-tomography (PET) has been rapidly developing. But there are significant limitations in how well current PET scanners can reconstruct images, related to how fast data can be acquired, how much volume they can image, and the spatial and temporal resolution of the generated photons. Typical modern scanners now include multiple rings of detectors, which can image a large volume of the patient. In this type of scanner, one can treat each ring as a separate detector and require coincidences only within the ring, or treat the entire region viewed by the scanner as a single 3 dimensional volume. This 3d technique has significantly better sensitivity since more photon pair trajectories are accepted. However, the scattering of photons within the volume of the patient, and the effect of random coincidences limits the technique. The advent of sub-nanosecond timing resolution detectors means that there is potentially much better rejection of scattered photon events and random coincidence events in the 3D technique. In addition, if the timing is good enough, then the origin of photons pairs can be determined better, resulting in improved spatial resolution - so called 'Time-of-Flight' PET, or TOF-PET. Currently a lot of activity has occurred in applications of SiPMs for TOF-PET. This is due to the devices very good time resolution, low profile, lack of high voltage needed, and their non-sensitivity to magnetic fields. While investigations into this technique have begun elsewhere, we feel that the extensive SiPM characterization and data acquisition expertise of Fermilab, and the historical in-depth research of PET imaging at University of Chicago will combine to make significant strides in this field. We also benefit by a working relationship with the SiPM producer STMicroelectronics (STM).

Ronzhin, A.; Los, S.; Martens, M.; Ramberg, E.; /Fermilab; Kim, H.; Chen, C.; Kao, C.; /Chicago U.; Niessen, K.; /SUNY, Buffalo; Zatserklyaniy, A.; /Puerto Rico U., Mayaguez; Mazzillo, M.; Carbone, B.; /SGS Thomson, Catania

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limits on light-speed anisotropies from Compton scattering of high-energy electrons  

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The possibility of anisotropies in the speed of light relative to the limiting speed of electrons is considered. The absence of sidereal variations in the energy of Compton-edge photons at the ESRF's GRAAL facility constrains such anisotropies representing the first non-threshold collision-kinematics study of Lorentz violation. When interpreted within the minimal Standard-Model Extension, this result yields the two-sided limit of 1.6 x 10^{-14} at 95% confidence level on a combination of the parity-violating photon and electron coefficients kappa_{o+} and c. This new constraint provides an improvement over previous bounds by one order of magnitude.

J. -P. Bocquet; D. Moricciani; V. Bellini; M. Beretta; L. Casano; A. D'Angelo; R. Di Salvo; A. Fantini; D. Franco; G. Gervino; F. Ghio; G. Giardina; B. Girolami; A. Giusa; V. G. Gurzadyan; A. Kashin; S. Knyazyan; A. Lapik; R. Lehnert; P. Levi Sandri; A. Lleres; F. Mammoliti; G. Mandaglio; M. Manganaro; A. Margarian; S. Mehrabyan; R. Messi; V. Nedorezov; C. Perrin; C. Randieri; D. Rebreyend; N. Rudnev; G. Russo; C. Schaerf; M. L. Sperduto; M. C. Sutera; A. Turinge; V. Vegna

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Maglev vehicles and superconductor technology: Integration of high-speed ground transportation into the air travel system  

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This study was undertaken to (1) evaluate the potential contribution of high-temperature superconductors (HTSCs) to the technical and economic feasibility of magnetically levitated (maglev) vehicles, (2) determine the status of maglev transportation research in the United States and abroad, (3) identify the likelihood of a significant transportation market for high-speed maglev vehicles, and (4) provide a preliminary assessment of the potential energy and economic benefits of maglev systems. HTSCs should be considered as an enhancing, rather than an enabling, development for maglev transportation because they should improve reliability and reduce energy and maintenance costs. Superconducting maglev transportation technologies were developed in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Federal support was withdrawn in 1975, but major maglev transportation programs were continued in Japan and West Germany, where full-scale prototypes now carry passengers at speeds of 250 mi/h in demonstration runs. Maglev systems are generally viewed as very-high-speed train systems, but this study shows that the potential market for maglev technology as a train system, e.g., from one downtown to another, is limited. Rather, aircraft and maglev vehicles should be seen as complementing rather than competing transportation systems. If maglev systems were integrated into major hub airport operations, they could become economical in many relatively high-density US corridors. Air traffic congestion and associated noise and pollutant emissions around airports would also be reduced. 68 refs., 26 figs., 16 tabs.

Johnson, L.R.; Rote, D.M.; Hull, J.R.; Coffey, H.T.; Daley, J.G.; Giese, R.F.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A robust high-speed position control scheme based on computed torque method for 2 DOF flexible link robot arms  

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Our group has proposed a high-speed tip position control scheme (Sawada and Itamiya, 2012b) which can be applied to both a flexible link robot arm and a rigid link robot arm. It can be regarded as a natural extension of the computed torque method for a rigid link robot arm. This method can achieve a high-speed position control for 2 DOF flexible link robot arm when the exact model of the controlled object is known. However, this method does not have robustness to modelling errors. In this paper, we propose an adaptive identification method in order to decrease the modelling error from the control system in which a nominal control law is used. Then, we use the closed loop adaptive identification, considering the movable range of the robot arm. As a result, the high-speed position control can be achieved by using parameter estimates. Its validity of the proposed scheme is shown by a stability analysis and is also illustrated by the experimental results on the frequency response of the link angle and that of the deflection angle.

K. Itamiya; M. Sawada

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high (greater than 10,000 rpm) rotational speeds. The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development and test results that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with rigs having a smaller footprint to be more mobile. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The project draws on TerraTek results submitted to NASA's ''Drilling on Mars'' program. The objective of that program was to demonstrate miniaturization of a robust and mobile drilling system that expends small amounts of energy. TerraTek successfully tested ultrahigh speed ({approx}40,000 rpm) small kerf diamond coring. Adaptation to the oilfield will require innovative bit designs for full hole drilling or continuous coring and the eventual development of downhole ultra-high speed drives. For domestic operations involving hard rock and deep oil and gas plays, improvements in penetration rates is an opportunity to reduce well costs and make viable certain field developments. An estimate of North American hard rock drilling costs is in excess of $1,200 MM. Thus potential savings of $200 MM to $600 MM are possible if drilling rates are doubled [assuming bit life is reasonable]. The net result for operators is improved profit margin as well as an improved position on reserves. The significance of the ''ultra-high rotary speed drilling system'' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm--usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress to date on the program entitled ''SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING'' for the period starting June 23, 2003 through September 30, 2004. (1) TerraTek has reviewed applicable literature and documentation and has convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance. (2) TerraTek has designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments. Some difficulties in obtaining ultra-high speed motors for this feasibility work were encountered though they were sourced mid 2004. (3) TerraTek is progressing through Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests''. Some improvements over early NASA experiments have been identified.

Alan Black; Arnis Judzis

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high (greater than 10,000 rpm) rotational speeds. The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development and test results that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with rigs having a smaller footprint to be more mobile. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The project draws on TerraTek results submitted to NASA's ''Drilling on Mars'' program. The objective of that program was to demonstrate miniaturization of a robust and mobile drilling system that expends small amounts of energy. TerraTek successfully tested ultrahigh speed ({approx}40,000 rpm) small kerf diamond coring. Adaptation to the oilfield will require innovative bit designs for full hole drilling or continuous coring and the eventual development of downhole ultra-high speed drives. For domestic operations involving hard rock and deep oil and gas plays, improvements in penetration rates is an opportunity to reduce well costs and make viable certain field developments. An estimate of North American hard rock drilling costs is in excess of $1,200 MM. Thus potential savings of $200 MM to $600 MM are possible if drilling rates are doubled [assuming bit life is reasonable]. The net result for operators is improved profit margin as well as an improved position on reserves. The significance of the ''ultra-high rotary speed drilling system'' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm--usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress to date on the program entitled ''SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING'' for the period starting June 23, 2003 through September 30, 2004. TerraTek has reviewed applicable literature and documentation and has convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance. TerraTek has designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments. Some difficulties in obtaining ultra-high speed motors for this feasibility work were encountered though they were sourced mid 2004. TerraTek is progressing through Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests''. Some improvements over early NASA experiments have been identified.

Alan Black; Arnis Judzis

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the ''ultra-high rotary speed drilling system'' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm-usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress at the end of Phase 1 on the program entitled ''Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling'' for the period starting 1 March 2006 and concluding 30 June 2006. (Note: Results from 1 September 2005 through 28 February 2006 were included in the previous report (see Judzis, Black, and Robertson)). Summarizing the accomplished during Phase 1: {lg_bullet} TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kickoff meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance (see Black and Judzis). {lg_bullet} TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments (See Black and Judzis). Some difficulties continued in obtaining ultra-high speed motors. Improvements were made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs were developed to provided a more consistent product with consistent performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program was completed. {lg_bullet} TerraTek concluded Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests.'' {sm_bullet} Significant testing was performed on nine different rocks. {sm_bullet} Five rocks were used for the final testing. The final tests were based on statistical design of experiments. {sm_bullet} Two full-faced bits, a small diameter and a large diameter, were run in Berea sandstone. {lg_bullet} Analysis of data was completed and indicates that there is decreased specific energy as the rotational speed increases (Task 4). Data analysis from early trials was used to direct the efforts of the final testing for Phase I (Task 5). {lg_bullet} Technology transfer (Task 6) was accomplished with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis, Boucher, McCammon, and Black).

Arnis Judzis; Homer Robertson; Alan Black

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-speed photoresist removal process using multibubble microwave plasma under a mixture of multiphase plasma environment  

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This paper proposes a photoresist removal process that uses multibubble microwave plasma produced in ultrapure water. A non-implanted photoresist and various kinds of ion-implanted photoresists such as B, P, and As were treated with a high ion dose of 5 10{sup 15} atoms/cm{sup 2} at an acceleration energy of 70 keV; this resulted in fast removal rates of more than 1 ?m/min. When the distance between multibubble microwave plasma and the photoresist film was increased by a few millimeters, the photoresist removal rates drastically decreased; this suggests that short-lived radicals such as OH affect high-speed photoresist removal.

Ishijima, Tatsuo [Research Center for Sustainable Energy and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan)] [Research Center for Sustainable Energy and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan); Nosaka, Kohei [Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan); Tanaka, Yasunori; Uesugi, Yoshihiko [Research Center for Sustainable Energy and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan) [Research Center for Sustainable Energy and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan); Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 (Japan); Goto, Yousuke; Horibe, Hideo [Department of Applied Chemistry, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 3-1 Yatsukaho, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0838 (Japan)] [Department of Applied Chemistry, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 3-1 Yatsukaho, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0838 (Japan)

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Procedure for a Very High Speed Slotless Permanent Magnet Motor Pierre-Daniel Pfister, Student Member, IEEE and Yves Perriard, Senior Member, IEEE  

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Design Procedure for a Very High Speed Slotless Permanent Magnet Motor Pierre-Daniel Pfister speed slotless permanent magnet motor design procedure using an analyti- cal model. The multiphysics in the center, a magnet, an air gap, and the stator yoke. In our case, the shaft radius is set to zero

Psaltis, Demetri

286

High-pressure late cycle direct injection of natural gas in a rail medium speed diesel engine  

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The performance of an Electro-Motive Division (EMD) 567B, two-cylinder locomotive research engine, when operated on high-pressure/late-cycle injection of natural gas, is presented in this paper. A redesign and fabrication of the fuel system was undertaken to facilitate the consumption of natural gas. A small percentage of No.2 diesel fuel (DF-2) was used to ignite the natural gas. Engine performance, while running natural gas, resulted in matching rated speed and power with slightly lower thermal efficiency. Full power was achieved with a ratio of 99 percent natural gas and 1 percent diesel fuel. However, at high natural gas to diesel fuel ratios, audible knock was detected. The primary objective of the project was to establish technical feasibility of, and basic technology for, operating medium-speed rail diesel engines on high-pressure natural gas. Secondary objectives were to attain adequate engine performance levels for rail application, develop a system oriented toward retrofit of in-service locomotives, and realize any potential improvements in thermal efficiency due to use of the high-pressure/late-cycle approach.

Wakenell, J.F.; O'Neal, G.B.; Baker, Q.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Japan no help to rain forests  

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... TokyoJAPAN is severely criticized for its role in the destruction of the world's tropical rain ... .

David Swinbanks

1989-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

288

NEWTON: Why Does It Rain  

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Why Does It Rain? Why Does It Rain? Name: Drama Status: student Grade: K-3 Location: FL Country: USA Date: Fall 2011 Question: Why does it rain? Replies: Drama, When water is heated it evaporates into the air. You cannot see the water in the air, but sometimes you can feel it (especially when it is hot outside). Have you ever noticed that on some warm days it is really humid (sticky and sweaty) and other warm days it feels dry? You might have also noticed that in the morning, when the air is cool, you might find dew or mist on the leaves and grass. This occurs because cold air cannot hold much of moisture. There is a limit to the amount of water that air can hold. This limit is known as the saturation limit (or dew point). When the air is completely saturated and cannot hold any more water, then it comes down as rain (and leaves all that heat in the air).

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Simultaneously firing sonar ring based high-speed navigation for non-holonomic mobile robots in unstructured environment  

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To achieve high-speed navigation in narrow, cluttered, dynamic, unstructured environments, a sensing system using a sonar ring for a mobile robot capable of rapid detection and avoidance of obstacles has been developed and a prototype of the sensing system with 24 sonar sensors is fabricated. A composite method of firing all ultrasonic sensors simultaneously with the scanning rate up to 66 Hz of panoramic detection and Dynamic Window Approach (DWA) is presented. The experimental results show that a rapid navigation of the mobile robot in the unstructured environment becomes possible.

Zhijun Li; Zhaoxian Xie; Aiguo Ming

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double layer created by electron cyclotron resonance heating in an inhomogeneously magnetized plasma with high-speed ion flow  

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A potential jump, i.e., an electric double layer (DL) is formed near an electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) point when an electron cyclotron wave is injected into an inhomogeneously magnetized plasma with high-speed ion flow. A charge separation is caused by an electron reflection due to -{mu}{nabla}B{sub z} force enhanced by ECR heating and ion inertia. It is clearly demonstrated in the experiment that the potential height of the DL is almost proportional to the field-aligned ion flow energy; the DL is found to be self-consistently formed for maintaining charge neutrality by reflecting a part of the flowing ions.

Takahashi, K.; Kaneko, T.; Hatakeyama, R. [Department of Electronic Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method to calculate resistance of high-speed displacement ship taking the effect of dynamic sinkage and trim and fluid viscosity into account  

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A method is presented to calculate the resistance of a high-speed displacement ship taking the effect of sinkage and trim and viscosity of ... mesh being used, the position of a ship is updated by the motion of

Chao-bang Yao ???; Wen-cai Dong ???

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of in-cylinder combustion processes by using high speed multi-spectral infrared imaging and a robust statistical analysis method.  

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??Combustion processes in a spark-ignition engine were studied by using a high speed multi-spectral infrared camera system and a new robust statistical analysis method. Among (more)

VanderVeer, Joseph R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

High Speed H2O Concentration Measurements Using Absorption Spectroscopy to Monitor Exhaust Gas  

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This paper demonstrates the potential for fast absorption spectroscopy measurements in diesel-engine exhaust to track H2O concentration transients. Wavelength-agile absorption spectroscopy is an optical technique that measures broadband absorption spectra between 10kHz and 100 MHz. From these measured spectra, gas temperature and absorber concentration can be determined. The Fourier-domain mode-locking (FDML) laser is becoming recognized as one of the most robust and reliable wavelength-agile sources available. H2O concentration measurements during combustion events at crank angle resolved speeds are beneficial for a wide variety of applications, such as product improvements for industry, control and reliability checks for experimental researchers, and measures of fit for numerical simulations. The difficulties associated with measuring diesel exhaust compared to in-cylinder measurements are discussed. A full description of the experimental configuration and data processing is explained. Measurements of engine exhaust H2O transients with 10- s temporal resolution are presented for a range of engine conditions.

Kranendonk, Laura [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL; Partridge Jr, William P [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OBSERVATION OF HIGH-SPEED OUTFLOWS IN CORONAL LOOPS ASSOCIATED WITH PHOTOSPHERIC MAGNETIC FIELD EVOLUTION  

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Using SDO/AIA instruments, we provide an EUV observation of two adjacent loop strands (Loops 1 and 2) with one side of their footpoints rooted in the boundaries of active region (AR) NOAA 11158 and the other side in the quiet-Sun regions. The AR footpoints of Loop 1 were located in monopolar magnetic areas and those of Loop 2 in mixed polar areas (SDO/HMI magnetograms). There were no apparent outflows found in Loop 1 in 10 hr of observations, whereas in Loop 2, the outflows were detected throughout the whole observation with an average speed of 120-150 km s{sup -1}. We find clear evidence of magnetic reconnections occurring in the AR footpoints of Loop 2 (the opposite magnetic polarities came close and then a part of them disappeared) and magnetic flux dispersal in the quiet-Sun footpoints (a patch of positive polarities decayed with time). Furthermore, with Hinode/SOT observations, there were no significant Ca II H brightenings detected at the loop footpoints of Loop 2 at the chromospheric heights in response to those of the AIA 171 A and 304 A channels when four strong outflow events took place in the loops, which seem to differ from the conclusions of previous studies. In other studies, the rapid coronal outflows along the coronal loops were found to originate from the chromosphere through transient events (e.g., type II spicules).

Su, J. T.; Liu, S.; Mao, X. J. [Key Laboratory of Solar Activity, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100012 (China); Liu, Y.; Shen, Y. D. [National Astronomical Observatories/Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650011 (China)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

295

Controlling acid rain  

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High concentrations of sulfuric and nitric acid in raTn fn the northeastern USA are caused by the large scale combustion of fossil fuels within this region. Average precipitation acidity is pH 4.2, but spatial and temporal ...

Fay, James A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Massively-parallel Spectral Element Algorithm Development for High Speed Flows  

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Fluid Dynamics in the Design Cycle . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2.1 Nature of the Flow Equations and Turbulence . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2.2 Industrial CFD Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2.3 Massive-parallelism and CFD... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.2.4 Towards Improving Design Cycle Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.3 Keys for Effective High-Fidelity CFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.3.1 Need for High Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.3.2 Need for High...

Camp, Joshua Lane

2013-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Three DOE Labs Now Connected With Ultra-High Speed Network That...  

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at the gala opening of SC11, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, where DOE researchers will use the...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Speed Joining of Dissimilar Alloy Aluminum Tailor Welded Blanks  

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Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

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A system dynamics approach to user independence in high speed atomic force microscopy  

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As progress in molecular biology and nanotechnology continues, demand for rapid and high quality image acquisition has increased to the point where the limitations of atomic force microscopes (AFM) become impediments to ...

Burns, Daniel James

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

ADVANTAGES OF HIGH-SPEED PLASTIC OPTICAL FIBERS FOR HOME NETWORKING SYSTEMS  

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Abstract (40-Word Limit): With the recent rapid increase of the demands for higher quality of applications in home PCs, high-definition 3D TVs, tablet devices, and intelligent home...

Koike, Yashiro

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Direct photonic production: towards high speed additive manufacturing of individualized goods  

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Especially the scale-scope dilemma is boosted by global trends like mass customization and open innovation which result in a highly fluctuating demand for individualized products at costs matching or beating thos...

H. Schleifenbaum; A. Diatlov; C. Hinke; J. Bltmann

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Crew-Centered Flight Deck Design Philosophy for High-Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) Aircraft  

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Past flight deck design practices used within the U.S. commercial transport aircraft industry have been highly successful in producing safe and efficient aircraft. However, recent advances in automation have changed the way pilots operate aircraft, and ...

Palmer Michael T.; Rogers William H.; Press Hayes N.; Latorella Kara A.; Abbott Terence S.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high speed image transmission system for ultra-wideband wireless links  

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Ultra-wideband (UWB) communication is an emerging technology that offers short range, high data rate wireless transmission, with low power consumption and low consumer cost. Operating in the 3.1 GHz - 10.6 GHz frequency ...

Liang, Helen He

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

High resolution reanalysis of wind speeds over the British Isles for wind energy integration  

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The UK has highly ambitious targets for wind development, particularly offshore, where over 30GW of capacity is proposed for development. Integrating such a large amount of variable generation presents enormous challenges. ...

Hawkins, Samuel Lennon

2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a miniature high-speed carbon-nanotube-enhanced ultracapacitor for electronics applications  

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Electrolytic capacitors, the current standard for high-value capacitors, are one of the most challenging components to miniaturize, accounting for up to 1/3 of the volume in some power devices, and are the weak link with ...

D'Asaro, Matthew E. (Matthew Eric)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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High-speed four-color infrared digital imaging for study in-cylinder processes in a di diesel engine  

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The study was to investigate in-cylinder events of a direct injection-type diesel engine by using a new high-speed infrared (IR) digital imaging systems for obtaining information that was difficult to achieve by the conventional devices. For this, a new high-speed-dual-spectra infrared digital imaging system was developed to simultaneously capture two geometrically identical (in respective spectral) sets of IR images having discrete digital information in a (64x64) matrix at rates as high as over 1,800 frames/sec each with exposure period as short as 20 usec. At the same time, a new advanced four-color IR imaging system was constructed. The first two sets of spectral data were the radiation from water vapor emission bands to compute the distributions of temperature and specie in the gaseous mixture and the remaining two sets of data were to find the instantaneous temperature distribution over the cylinder surface. More than eight reviewed publications have been produced to report many new findings including: Distributions of Water Vapor and Temperature in a Flame; End Gas Images Prior to Onset of Knock; Effect of MTBE on Diesel Combustion; Impact of Oxygen Enrichment on In-cylinder Reactions; Spectral IR Images of Spray Plume; Residual Gas Distribution; Preflame Reactions in Diesel Combustion; Preflame Reactions in the End Gas of an SI Engine; Postflame Oxidation; and Liquid Fuel Layers during Combustion in an SI Engine. In addition, some computational analysis of diesel combustion was performed using KIVA-II program in order to compare results from the prediction and the measurements made using the new IR imaging diagnostic tool.

Rhee, K.T.

1995-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

308

Floods are too much water on normally dry land. Rivers can flood after heavy rain  

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count. Flash floods move with lightning speed! Move to higher ground--leave everything and run. A flash heavily, there may be flash floods. Flash floods occur in mountain streams, canyons or dry washes. They also happen on low spots in cities and suburbs. Flash floods can occur even though it's not raining

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A novel high power density permanent magnet variable-speed motor  

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This paper proposes a novel polyphase multipole permanent magnet motor which possesses high power density, high efficiency and excellent controllability, yet can be produced by conventional fabrication technique. The basic operating principles, design features, performance analysis and control system are described. The experimental results of a 5 kW, 1,500 rpm prototype motor and its comparison with other types of motors such as switched reluctance motor and induction motor are given. This proposed motor has the potential to compete in certain applications.

Chan, C.C.; Chen, G.H.; Jiang, J.Z.; Wang, X.Y. (Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Compact, High-Speed, Wearable Sensor Network for Biomotion Capture and Interactive Media  

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@media.mit.edu ABSTRACT In this paper, we present a wireless sensor platform designed for processing multipoint human motion with low latency and high resolution. One application considered here is interactive dance, for these applications, functionality should be pared down to create the most inexpensive and power-minimal design

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Large-area, low-noise, high-speed, photodiode-based fluorescence detectors with fast overdrive recovery  

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Two large-area, low-noise, high-speed fluorescence detectors have been built. One detector consists of a photodiode with an area of 28 mmx28 mm and a low-noise transimpedance amplifier. This detector has a input light-equivalent spectral noise density of less than 3 pW/{radical}(Hz), can recover from a large scattered light pulse within 10 {mu}s, and has a bandwidth of at least 900 kHz. The second detector consists of a 16-mm-diam avalanche photodiode and a low-noise transimpedance amplifier. This detector has an input light-equivalent spectral noise density of 0.08 pW/{radical}(Hz), also can recover from a large scattered light pulse within 10 {mu}s, and has a bandwidth of 1 MHz.

Bickman, S.; DeMille, D. [Physics Department, Yale University, P.O. Box 208120, SPL 23, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States)

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-fueled high-speed diesel engine development. Final report, September 28, 1990--November 30, 1993  

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The goal of this program was to study the feasibility of operating a Detroit Diesel Series 149 engine at high speeds using a Coal-Water-Slurry (CWS) fuel. The CWS-fueled 149 engine is proposed for the mine-haul off-highway truck and work boat marine markets. Economic analysis studies indicate that, for these markets, the use of CWS fuel could have sufficient operating cost savings, depending upon the future diesel fuel price, emission control system capital and operating costs, and maintenance and overhaul costs. A major portion of the maintenance costs is expected to be due to lower life and higher cost of the CWS injectors. Injection and combustion systems were specially designed for CWS, and were installed in one cylinder of a Detroit Diesel 8V-149TI engine for testing. The objective was to achieve engine operation for sustained periods at speeds up to 1,900 rpm with reasonable fuel economy and coal burnout rate. A computer simulation predicted autoignition of coal fuel at 1,900 rpm would require an average droplet size of 18 microns and 19:1 compression ratio, so the injection system, and pistons were designed accordingly. The injection system was capable of supplying the required volume of CWS/injection with a duration of approximately 25 crank angle degrees and peak pressures on the order of 100 mpa. In addition to the high compression ratio, the combustion system also utilized hot residual gases in the cylinder, warm inlet air admission and ceramic insulated engine components to enhance combustion. Autoignition of CWS fuel was achieved at 1900 rpm, at loads ranging from 20--80 percent of the rated load of diesel-fuel powered cylinders. Limited emissions data indicates coal burnout rates in excess of 99 percent. NO{sub x} levels were significantly lower, while unburned hydrocarbon levels were higher for the CWS fueled cylinder than for corresponding diesel-fuel powered cylinders.

Kakwani, R.M.; Winsor, R.E.; Ryan, T.W. III; Schwalb, J.A.; Wahiduzzaman, S.; Wilson, R.P. Jr.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed, Low Cost Fabrication of Gas Diffusion Electrodes for Membrane Electrode Assemblies  

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Fabrication of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) depends on creating inks or pastes of catalyst and binder, and applying this suspension to either the membrane (catalyst coated membrane) or gas diffusion media (gas diffusion electrode) and respectively laminating either gas diffusion media or gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) to the membrane. One barrier to cost effective fabrication for either of these approaches is the development of stable and consistent suspensions. This program investigated the fundamental forces that destabilize the suspensions and developed innovative approaches to create new, highly stable formulations. These more concentrated formulations needed fewer application passes, could be coated over longer and wider substrates, and resulted in significantly lower coating defects. In March of 2012 BASF Fuel Cell released a new high temperature product based on these advances, whereby our customers received higher performing, more uniform MEAs resulting in higher stack build yields. Furthermore, these new materials resulted in an instant increase in capacity due to higher product yields and material throughput. Although not part of the original scope of this program, these new formulations have also led us to materials that demonstrate equivalent performance with 30% less precious metal in the anode. This program has achieved two key milestones in DOEs Manufacturing R&D program: demonstration of processes for direct coating of electrodes and continuous in-line measurement for component fabrication.

DeCastro, Emory S.; Tsou, Yu-Min; Liu, Zhenyu

2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

314

Fuel dispersal in high-speed aircraft/soil impact scenarios  

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The objective of this study is to determine how the jet fuel contained in aircraft wing tanks disperses on impact with a soft terrain, i.e., soils, at high impact velocities. The approach used in this study is to combine experimental and numerical methods. Tests were conducted with an approximately 1/42 linear-scale mass-model of a 1/4 span section of a C-141 wing impacting a sand/clay mixture. The test results showed that within the uncertainty of the data, the percentage of incident liquid mass remaining in the crater is the same as that qualitatively described in earlier napalm bomb development studies. Namely, the percentage of fuel in the crater ranges from near zero for grazing impacts to 25%--50% for high angles of impact. To support a weapons system safety assessment (WSSA), the data from the current study have been reduced to correlations. The numerical model used in the current study is a unique coupling of a Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method with the transient dynamics finite element code PRONTO. Qualitatively, the splash, erosion, and soil compression phenomena are all numerically predicted. Quantitatively, the numerical method predicted a smaller crater cross section than was observed in the tests.

Tieszen, S.R.; Attaway, S.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Engineering Sciences Center

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-water-slurry autoignition in a high-speed Detroit diesel engine  

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Autoignition of coal-water-slurry (CWS) fuel in a two-stroke engine operating at 1900 RPM has been achieved. A Pump-Line-Nozzle (PLN) injection system, delivering 400mm{sup 3} injection of CWS, was installed in one modified cylinder of a Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) 8V-149TI engine, while the other seven cylinders remained configured for diesel fuel. Coal Combustion was sustained by maintaining high gas and surface temperatures with a combination of hot residual gases, warm inlet air admission, ceramic insulated components and increased compression ratio. The coal-fueled cylinder generated 85kW indicated power (80 percent of rated power), and lower NO{sub x} levels with a combustion efficiency of 99.2 percent. 6 refs., 15 figs., 4 tabs.

Schwalb, J.A.; Ryan, T.W. III.; Kakwani, R.M.; Winsor, R.E.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Advanced High-Speed Framing Camera Development for Fast, Visible Imaging Experiments  

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The advances in high-voltage switching developed in this project allow a camera user to rapidly vary the number of output frames from 1 to 25. A high-voltage, variable-amplitude pulse train shifts the deflection location to the new frame location during the interlude between frames, making multiple frame counts and locations possible. The final deflection circuit deflects to five different frame positions per axis, including the center position, making for a total of 25 frames. To create the preset voltages, electronically adjustable {+-}500 V power supplies were chosen. Digital-to-analog converters provide digital control of the supplies. The power supplies are clamped to {+-}400 V so as not to exceed the voltage ratings of the transistors. A field-programmable gated array (FPGA) receives the trigger signal and calculates the combination of plate voltages for each frame. The interframe time and number of frames are specified by the user, but are limited by the camera electronics. The variable-frame circuit shifts the plate voltages of the first frame to those of the second frame during the user-specified interframe time. Designed around an electrostatic image tube, a framing camera images the light present during each frame (at the photocathode) onto the tubes phosphor. The phosphor persistence allows the camera to display multiple frames on the phosphor at one time. During this persistence, a CCD camera is triggered and the analog image is collected digitally. The tube functions by converting photons to electrons at the negatively charged photocathode. The electrons move quickly toward the more positive charge of the phosphor. Two sets of deflection plates skew the electrons path in horizontal and vertical (x axis and y axis, respectively) directions. Hence, each frames electrons bombard the phosphor surface at a controlled location defined by the voltages on the deflection plates. To prevent the phosphor from being exposed between frames, the image tube is gated off between exposures.

Amy Lewis, Stuart Baker, Brian Cox, Abel Diaz, David Glass, Matthew Martin

2011-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

317

Synchronization and chaos in spin-transfer-torque nano-oscillators coupled via a high speed Op Amp  

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We propose a system of two coupled spin-torque nano-oscillators (STNOs), one driver and another response, and demonstrate {using numerical studies} the synchronization of the response system to the frequency of the driver system. To this end we use a high speed operational amplifier in the form of a voltage follower which essentially isolates the drive system from the response system. We find the occurrence of 1:1 as w ell as 2:1 synchronization in the system, wherein the oscillators show limit cycle dynamics. An increase in power output is noticed when the two oscillators are locked in 1:1 synchronization. Moreover in the cro ssover region between these two synchronization dynamics we show the existence of chaotic dynamics in the slave system. The coupled dynamics under periodic forcing, using a small ac input current in addition to that of the dc part, is also studied. The slave oscillator is seen to retain its qualitative identity in the parameter space in spite of being fed in, at times, a chaotic signal. Such electrically coupled STNOs will be highly useful in fabricating commercial spin-valve oscillators with high power output, when integrated with other spintronic devices.

C. Sanid; S. Murugesh

2013-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

318

Effect of Blending on High-Pressure Laminar Flame Speed Measurements, Markstein Lengths, and Flame Stability of Hydrocarbons  

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, 5, and 10 .................................................. 40 Figure 26 Pure CH3OCH3 results for initial pressures of 1, 5, and 10 atm ................................................ 41 Figure 27 Flame speed results for 80/20 CH4/C2H6... .............................................................................................. 44 Figure 30 Flame speed results for 80/20 CH4/CH3OCH3 at initial pressures of 1, 5, and 10 atm compared to modeled results .................................................................................. 45 Figure 31 Flame speed results...

Lowry, William Baugh

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

319

Energy technology and emissions control for acid rain abatement in Asia  

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After more than ten years of research, acid rain is a sufficiently serious problem in North America to warrant control action. The acid rain problem has become a threat to the Asian continent as well. Emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are already high and announces plans for increases in coal use by countries in the region imply a major increase in emissions in the future. This will inevitably lead to greater incidence of acid rain and probably significant environmental damage in some locations. The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the issues relating to acid-rain-control technology in Asia and to suggest ways to include technology options in integrated simulation models of acid rain in Asia. 14 refs., 9 figs., 6 tabs. (FL)

Streets, D.G.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rain  

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fire, a woodchip flaring in his cupped palm as he passed. A fireman had come out after Brusher from the entrance of the fire temple across the way. The king summarily returned the enchanted wave of the man-boy, whose longish face became doubly...

Sparks, William Joseph

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Holographic ROM Replication Systems with Two-Wave and Four-Wave Photorefractive Amplifier  

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The copying speed of holographic ROM media is limited by the weak diffraction efficiency of multiplexed holograms. We propose two types of novel holographic replication systems with...

Ito, Terumasa; Okamoto, Atsushi; Takahashi, Nobuhiro; Sano, Takayuki

322

High-speed discrimination and sorting of sub-micron particles using a microfluidic device  

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The size- and fluorescence-based sorting of micro- and nano-scale particles suspended in fluid presents a significant and important challenge for both sample analysis and for manufacturing of nanoparticle-based products. Here we demonstrate a disposable microfluidic particle sorter that enables high-throughput, on-demand counting and binary sorting of sub-micron particles and cells, using either fluorescence or an electrically-based determination of particle size. Size-based sorting uses a resistive pulse sensor integrated on-chip, while fluorescence-based discrimination is achieved using on-the-fly optical image capture and analysis. Following detection and analysis, the individual particles are deflected using a pair of piezoelectric actuators, directing the particles into one of two desired output channels; the main flow goes into a third waste channel. The integrated system can achieve sorting fidelities of better than 98\\%, and the mechanism can successfully count and actuate, on demand, more than 60,000...

Rajauria, Sukumar; Gottstein, Claudia; Cleland, Andrew N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed discrimination and sorting of sub-micron particles using a microfluidic device  

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The size- and fluorescence-based sorting of micro- and nano-scale particles suspended in fluid presents a significant and important challenge for both sample analysis and for manufacturing of nanoparticle-based products. Here we demonstrate a disposable microfluidic particle sorter that enables high-throughput, on-demand counting and binary sorting of sub-micron particles and cells, using either fluorescence or an electrically-based determination of particle size. Size-based sorting uses a resistive pulse sensor integrated on-chip, while fluorescence-based discrimination is achieved using on-the-fly optical image capture and analysis. Following detection and analysis, the individual particles are deflected using a pair of piezoelectric actuators, directing the particles into one of two desired output channels; the main flow goes into a third waste channel. The integrated system can achieve sorting fidelities of better than 98\\%, and the mechanism can successfully count and actuate, on demand, more than 60,000 particles/min.

Sukumar Rajauria; Christopher Axline; Claudia Gottstein; Andrew N. Cleland

2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

324

High-Speed Optical Spectroscopy of a Cataclysmic Variable Wind: BZ Camelopardalis  

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BZ Cam is the first cataclysmic variable star with an accretion disk wind evident in its optical spectrum. The wind was found by Thorstensen, who discovered intermittent P Cygni profiles occurring simultaneously in He I 5876 Angstroms and H alpha. We have since obtained spectra with 0.4-Angstroms/pixel dispersion and 60-s time resolution. We find a wind much faster and more rapidly variable than the radiatively accelerated winds of OB stars, Wolf-Rayet stars, or luminous blue variables. Instead of showing blob ejection, the whole wind of BZ Cam appears to turn on and off. We use this to measure the acceleration law of a CV wind for the first time. The velocity increases linearly with time, attaining blue edge velocities near -3000 km/s, and absorption velocities near -1700 km/s, in 6 to 8 min after starting near rest. We also find a subsequent linear deceleration to nearly rest in 30 to 40 min, perhaps an effect of dilution as the wind expands. No periodicity from rotational outflow is obvious. This wind is erratic and incessantly variable, and perhaps bipolar and face-on, but not highly collimated. The P Cygni absorption events trace out sawtooth waves, occurring within 30 to 40 white dwarf radii from the disk. This is the approximate size of the disk, as well as the disk/wind transition region recently postulated by Knigge and Drew. We estimate a distance of 830 +/- 160 pc, and an orbital inclination i such that 12 < i(degrees) < 40.

F. A. Ringwald; T. Naylor

1997-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

325

Method and apparatus for combinatorial logic signal processor in a digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts a digitized input signal and detects the presence of step-like pulses in the this data stream, extracts filtered estimates of their amplitudes, inspects for pulse pileup, and records input pulse rates and system livetime. The system has two parallel processing channels: a slow channel, which filters the data stream with a long time constant trapezoidal filter for good energy resolution; and a fast channel which filters the data stream with a short time constant trapezoidal filter, detects pulses, inspects for pileups, and captures peak values from the slow channel for good events. The presence of a simple digital interface allows the system to be easily integrated with a digital processor to produce accurate spectra at high count rates and allow all spectrometer functions to be fully automated. Because the method is digitally based, it allows pulses to be binned based on time related values, as well as on their amplitudes, if desired.

Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025); Zhou, Zhiquing (Carl) (Fremont, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer for direct coupled use with continuous discharge preamplifiers  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system which accepts directly coupled input data from a detector with a continuous discharge type preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system's principal elements are an analog signal conditioning section, a combinatorial logic section which implements digital triangular filtering and pileup inspection, and a microprocessor which accepts values captured by the logic section and uses them to compute x-ray energy values. Operating without pole-zero correction, the system achieves high resolution by capturing, in conjunction with each peak value from the digital filter, an associated value of the unfiltered signal, and using this latter signal to correct the former for errors which arise from its local slope terms. This correction greatly reduces both energy resolution degradation and peak centroid shifting in the output spectrum as a function of input count rate. When the noise of this correction is excessive, a modification allows two filtered averages of the signal to be captured and a corrected peak amplitude computed therefrom.

Warburton, William K. (1300 Mills St., Menlo Park, CA 94025)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Method and apparatus for combinatorial logic signal processor in a digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system is disclosed which accepts a digitized input signal and detects the presence of step-like pulses in the this data stream, extracts filtered estimates of their amplitudes, inspects for pulse pileup, and records input pulse rates and system lifetime. The system has two parallel processing channels: a slow channel, which filters the data stream with a long time constant trapezoidal filter for good energy resolution; and a fast channel which filters the data stream with a short time constant trapezoidal filter, detects pulses, inspects for pileups, and captures peak values from the slow channel for good events. The presence of a simple digital interface allows the system to be easily integrated with a digital processor to produce accurate spectra at high count rates and allow all spectrometer functions to be fully automated. Because the method is digitally based, it allows pulses to be binned based on time related values, as well as on their amplitudes, if desired. 31 figs.

Warburton, W.K.

1999-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

328

Method and apparatus for digitally based high speed x-ray spectrometer for direct coupled use with continuous discharge preamplifiers  

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A high speed, digitally based, signal processing system is disclosed which accepts directly coupled input data from a detector with a continuous discharge type preamplifier and produces a spectral analysis of the x-rays illuminating the detector. The system`s principal elements are an analog signal conditioning section, a combinatorial logic section which implements digital triangular filtering and pileup inspection, and a microprocessor which accepts values captured by the logic section and uses them to compute x-ray energy values. Operating without pole-zero correction, the system achieves high resolution by capturing, in conjunction with each peak value from the digital filter, an associated value of the unfiltered signal, and using this latter signal to correct the former for errors which arise from its local slope terms. This correction greatly reduces both energy resolution degradation and peak centroid shifting in the output spectrum as a function of input count rate. When the noise of this correction is excessive, a modification allows two filtered averages of the signal to be captured and a corrected peak amplitude computed therefrom. 14 figs.

Warburton, W.K.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

329

Magnetic-Driven Winds from Post-AGB Stars: Solutions for High Speed Winds and Extreme Collimation  

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This paper explores the effects of post-AGB winds driven solely by magnetic pressure from the stellar surface. It is found that winds can reach high speeds under this assumption, and lead to the formation of highly collimated proto-planetary nebulae. Bipolar knotty jets with periodic features and constant velocity are well reproduced by the models. Several wind models with terminal velocities from a few tens of $\\kms$ up to $10^3$ $\\kms$ are calculated, yielding outflows with linear momenta in the range $10^{36}-10^{40} \\gcms$, and kinetic energies in the range $10^{42}-10^{47} $ erg. These results are in accord with recent observations of proto-planetary nebulae that have pointed out serious energy and momentum deficits if radiation pressure is considered as the only driver for these outflows. Our models strengthen the notion that the large mass-loss rates of post-AGB stars, together with the short transition times from the late AGB to the planetary nebula stage, could be directly linked with the generation of strong magnetic fields during this transition stage.

Guillermo Garcia-Segura; Jose Alberto Lopez; Jose Franco

2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Area Divertor Temperature Measurements Using A High-speed Camera With Near-infrared FiIters in NSTX  

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Fast cameras already installed on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) have be equipped with near-infrared (NIR) filters in order to measure the surface temperature in the lower divertor region. Such a system provides a unique combination of high speed (> 50 kHz) and wide fi eld-of-view (> 50% of the divertor). Benchtop calibrations demonstrated the system's ability to measure thermal emission down to 330 oC. There is also, however, signi cant plasma light background in NSTX. Without improvements in background reduction, the current system is incapable of measuring signals below the background equivalent temperature (600 - 700 oC). Thermal signatures have been detected in cases of extreme divertor heating. It is observed that the divertor can reach temperatures around 800 oC when high harmonic fast wave (HHFW) heating is used. These temperature profiles were fi t using a simple heat diffusion code, providing a measurement of the heat flux to the divertor. Comparisons to other infrared thermography systems on NSTX are made.

Lyons, B C; Zweben, S J; Gray, T K; Hosea, J; Kaita, R; Kugel, H W; Maqueda, R J; McLean, A G; Roquemore, A L; Soukhanovskii, V A

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of high-speed and wide-angle visible observation diagnostics on Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak using catadioptric optics  

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A new wide-angle endoscope for visible light observation on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) has been recently developed. The head section of the optical system is based on a mirror reflection design that is similar to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor-like wide-angle observation diagnostic on the Joint European Torus. However, the optical system design has been simplified and improved. As a result, the global transmittance of the system is as high as 79.6% in the wavelength range from 380 to 780 nm, and the spatial resolution is <5 mm for the full depth of field (4000 mm). The optical system also has a large relative aperture (1:2.4) and can be applied in high-speed camera diagnostics. As an important diagnostic tool, the optical system has been installed on the HT-7 (Hefei Tokamak-7) for its final experimental campaign, and the experiments confirmed that it can be applied to the investigation of transient processes in plasma, such as ELMy eruptions in H-mode, on EAST.

Yang, J. H.; Hu, L. Q.; Zang, Q.; Han, X. F.; Shao, C. Q.; Sun, T. F.; Chen, H.; Wang, T. F.; Li, F. J.; Hu, A. L. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei, Anhui 230031 (China)] [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei, Anhui 230031 (China); Yang, X. F. [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006 (China)] [Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

332

An improved wind speed algorithm for Jason-1 altimeter under tropical cyclone conditions  

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Rain effect and lack of in situ validation data are two main causes of tropical cyclone wind retrieval errors. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... (NRCS); Hurricane Research Division (HRD) wind speed, which ...

Bangyong Qin; Xuan Zhou; Honglei Zhang; Xiaofeng Yang; Rong Lu

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Measured speed versus true speed  

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The theoretical predictions, derived from the Lorentz and the Tangherlini transformations, for the one-way speed of any physical entity are confronted with the corresponding expressions for the one-way measured speed obtained from a gedanken experiment. The experiment demonstrates that, for an inertial frame $K'$ in motion relative to an inertial frame $K$ where the one-way speed of light is isotropic, even the special theory of relativity renders the one-way speed of light as function of the velocity of $K'$ in agreement with the Tangherlini transformations. However, the two-way speed of light remains constant for all inertial frames, in agreement with the two-way experimental techniques. This implies that there must exist \\emph{one and only one} inertial frame where the one-way speed of light is isotropic. These investigations also show how we can determine, with certain restrictions, the true speed of a physical entity and of the true speed of $K'$ relative to $K$.

Israel Perez

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

334

High speed maglev design  

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A propulsion and stabilization system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes dividing the superconducting magnets into two types: a strong field magnet which is located vertically below the vehicle for propulsion and guidance and a weak field superconducting magnet located at the ends of the vehicle for levitation and added guidance. Several proposed embodiments exist for the placement of the magnetic field shielding: locating the shielding on the vehicle, locating the shielding on the guideway, and locating the shielding on the guideway and adding shielding to the vertical undercarriage. In addition, the separation between the vehicle and the guideway can be controlled to reduce the exposure of the passenger cabin to magnetic fields. 4 figures.

Rote, D.M.; Jianliang He; Coffey, H.

1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

335

High speed data compactor  

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A method and apparatus for suppressing from transmission, non-informational data words from a source of data words such as a video camera. Data words having values greater than a predetermined threshold are transmitted whereas data words having values less than a predetermined threshold are not transmitted but their occurrences instead are counted. Before being transmitted, the count of occurrences of invalid data words and valid data words are appended with flag digits which a receiving system decodes. The original data stream is fully reconstructable from the stream of valid data words and count of invalid data words.

Baumbaugh, Alan E. (Batavia, IL); Knickerbocker, Kelly L. (Aurora, IL)

1988-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed  

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system was operated as ei- ther a multi-channel interferometer or a polarimeter diagnos- tic, separately. To reconstruct the equilibrium current and magnetic field profiles and to...

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Radiation Testing of Consumer High-Speed LSI Chips for the Next Space VLBI Mission, VSOP-2  

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We performed two types of radiation testing on high-speed LSI chips to test their suitability for use in wideband observations by the Japanese next space VLBI mission, VSOP-2. In the total ionization dose experiment we monitored autocorrelation spectra which were taken with irradiated LSI chips and the source current at intervals up to 1,000 hours from the ionization dose, but we could not see any change of these features for the chips irradiated with dose rates expected in the VSOP-2 mission. In the single event effect experiment, we monitored the cross correlation phase and power spectra between the data from radiated and non-radiated devices, and the source current during the irradiation of heavy-ions. We observed a few tens of single event upsets as discrete delay jumps for each LSI. We estimated the occurrence rate of single events in space as between once a few days to once a month. No single event latch-up was seen in any of the LSIs. These results show that the tested LSIs have sufficient tolerance to the environment for space VLBI observations.

Kiyoaki Wajima; Noriyuki Kawaguchi; Yasuhiro Murata; Hisashi Hirabayashi

2007-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

338

Estimated changes in wind speed and wind power density over the western High Plains, 19712000  

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This manuscript presents the results of research on the temporal patterns in wind speed and wind power density from 1971 to 2000. The ... Mountains in an area which has a proven wind power resource. Policies and ...

J. Scott Greene; Matthew Chatelain; Mark Morrissey

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linearization using Digital Predistortion of a High-Speed, Pulsed, Radio Frequency Power Amplifier for VHF Radar Depth-Sounder Systems  

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-lobe levels of 17 dB over the Tukey (transmit) and Blackmann2 (receive) windowing alone. The high-speed switching circuit reduced current consumption to 117 mA (or 3.28 W at +28 V) for a 10-us pulse at 1-kHz PRF....

Player, Kevin

2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

340

HEXOSHumidity Exchange Over the Sea A Program for Research on Water-Vapor and Droplet Fluxes from Sea of Air at Moderate to High Wind Speeds  

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HEXOS is an international program for the study of evaporation and spray-droplet flux from sea to air. The program includes measurements in the field at moderate-to-high wind speeds, wind-tunnel studies, instrument development, boundary-layer ...

Kristina B. Katsaros; Stuart D. Smith; Wiebe A. Oost

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Speed Internet Access via HVAC Ducts: A New Approach Daniel D. Stancil, Ozan K. Tonguz, Ariton Xhafa, Ahmet Cepni, and Pavel Nikitin  

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High-Speed Internet Access via HVAC Ducts: A New Approach Daniel D. Stancil, Ozan K. Tonguz, Ariton conditioning (HVAC) ducts for indoor wireless transmission systems and networks. Mea- surements and system to 100 Mbps should be possible, when HVAC system is used in con- junction with OFDM technology. Keywords

Stancil, Daniel D.

342

Modeling, Optimization and Power Efficiency Comparison of High-speed Inter-chip Electrical and Optical Interconnect Architectures in Nanometer CMOS Technologies  

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-bandwidth inter-chip optical interconnect architectures have the potential to address this increasing I/O bandwidth. Considering future tera-scale systems, power dissipation of the high-speed I/O link becomes a significant concern. This work presents a design flow...

Palaniappan, Arun

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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3038 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 55, NO. 8, AUGUST 2008 Control of High-Speed Solid-Rotor Synchronous  

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Stator resistance. I. INTRODUCTION UNINTERRUPTIBLE power supply (UPS) systems have been widely utilized]­[5]. High-power flywheels can provide backup power to handle the majority of power disruptions that last-Speed Solid-Rotor Synchronous Reluctance Motor/Generator for Flywheel-Based Uninterruptible Power Supplies Jae

Hofmann, Heath F.

344

MesoNetHS: A Mesoscopic Simulation Model of a Router-Level Internet-like Network with High Speed TCP Replacements  

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MesoNetHS: A Mesoscopic Simulation Model of a Router-Level Internet-like Network with High Speed TCP Replacements MesoNetHS is a mesoscopic (medium scale) simulation model of a router-level Internet of a larger transfer and associated multiplier on file size. During simulation, model state is captured

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Ultra-high speed residue processor for SAFT inspection system image enhancement. Final report, October 1983-March 1984  

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The Phase-I feasibility study of residue number system (RNS) image processing for SAFT inspection has successfully determined that an advanced inspection system may be built using a correlation-reconstruction SAFT algorithm, implemented with RNS techniques and off-the-shelf electronic components. Images are reconstructed in a number theoretic transform domain with simple pointwise multiplication of the A-scan data volume by a custom point spread function (PSF), all in a highly parallel computational architecture. These methods also allow image enhancement to be easily performed for improved flaw visualization, and with negligible speed reduction. It has been determined that high resolution three dimensional flaw images may be generated and that a commercially viable product could result through development of a prototype real-time RNS processor. The hardware is expected to be made up of 100 nsec bit slice microprocessor components and large RAM storage units. Such a processor would provide the NDE community with a valuable new tool, that could generate significant improvements in real-time flaw visualization of critical components encountered in nuclear power plant inspection. Special inspection conditions, such as multiple reflections and crack tip detection in the presence of corner reflecting effects, may be overcome by modifying the functional form of the PSF. It is also possible that semi-automatic flaw classification could be included in the process without significantly adding to the computational burden. Based on the performance estimates of the Phase-I effort, this new image processing system has the potential to acquire and focus the equivalent of 145 A-scans per second, which translates into more than 1000 in./sup 3//min inspection rate for typical pressure vessel specimens.

Polky, J.N.; Miller, D.D.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper discusses an optimum design of an ultra high-speed permanent-magnet synchronous motor  

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rather than a centrifugal compressor because of limitation of the operating speed due to the low engine combustion engines. Since the electrically driven supercharger allows to employ the centrifugal compressorW for electrification of the centrifugal-compressor-based supercharger. There are various difficult technical problems

Fujimoto, Hiroshi

347

The Use of Mini-Vector Instructions for Implementing High-Speed Feedback Controllers on General-Purpose  

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. INTRODUCTION Recent advances in the cost and speed of general-purpose microprocessors suggest that it is time 5 1 Dept. of Computer Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 2 Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 ABSTRACT This paper

Skadron, Kevin

348

A simple varying-speed-of-light hypothesis is enough for explaining high-redshift supernovae data  

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The hypothesis that the speed of light decreases by nearly 2 cm per sec and per year is discussed within the frame of a simple phenomenological model. It is shown that this hypothesis can provide an alternative explanation for the redshift-distance relationship of type Ia supernovae, which is nowadays given in terms of a new form of (dark) energy of unknown origin.

Yves-Henri Sanejouand

2005-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of FPGA based high-speed data acquisition and real-time data processing system on J-TEXT tokamak  

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Abstract Tokamak experiment requires high-speed data acquisition and processing systems. In traditional data acquisition system, the sampling rate, channel numbers and processing speed are limited by bus throughput and CPU speed. This paper presents a data acquisition and processing system based on FPGA. The data can be processed in real-time before it is passed to the CPU. It provides processing ability for more channels with higher sampling rates than the traditional data acquisition system while ensuring deterministic real-time performance. A working prototype is developed for the newly built polarimeterinterferometer diagnostic system on the Joint Texas Experimental Tokamak (J-TEXT). It provides 16 channels with 120MHz maximum sampling rate and 16bit resolution. The onboard FPGA is able to calculate the plasma electron density and Faraday rotation angel. A RAID 5 storage device is adopted providing 700MB/s readwrite speed to buffer the data to the hard disk continuously for better performance.

W. Zheng; R. Liu; M. Zhang; G. Zhuang; T. Yuan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

A high-speed, flexible-scanning chemical imaging system using a light-addressable potentiometric sensor integrated with an analog micromirror  

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Abstract A semiconductor-based chemical imaging sensor is a type of field-effect, label-free sensing system that can visualize a two-dimensional distribution of concentrations for specific chemical species on a sensor surface. This report presents the development of a high-speed, flexible chemical imaging sensor system using an analog micromirror as a light-addressing setup to scan the light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS) surface from the underside. In the proposed system, a two-axis electrostatic comb-driven micromirror is used to control a modulated laser beam with rapid and tunable scanning capabilities. The position, X- and Y-axis step, direction of movement and speed of the moving laser spot can be arbitrarily defined using the programmed control on the angular rotation of the micromirror. A high-speed spatiotemporal recording of the change in pH at a rate of approximately 16fps (frames per second) using backside illumination has been achieved by the current setup. In addition, a high-resolution chemical image with 200k pixels of a test pattern in a sensor area of 14.5נ10.5mm2 was achieved within 40s. The frequency-dependent photovoltage, photovoltage-reference bias voltage characteristics, and pH sensitivity are also demonstrated and discussed systematically for optimization.

Anirban Das; Tsung-Cheng Chen; Chia-Ming Yang; Chao-Sung Lai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repetitive substorms caused by Alfvenic waves of the interplanetary magnetic field during high-speed solar wind streams  

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, but they may be locally generated from stream-stream interaction effects or amplified Alfve´n waves originating-speed solar wind streams D.-Y. Lee,1 L. R. Lyons,2 K. C. Kim,1 J.-H. Baek,3 K.-H. Kim,3 H.-J. Kim,1 J. Weygand wind streams, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A12214, doi:10.1029/2006JA011685. 1. Introduction [2] During

Lyons, Larry

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Twin-belt continuous caster with containment and cooling of the exiting cast product for enabling high-speed casting of molten-center product  

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In continuously casting molten metal into cast product by a twin-belt machine, it is desirable to achieve dramatic increases in speed (linear feet per minute) at which cast product exits the machine, particularly in installations where steel cast product is intended to feed a downstream regular rolling mill (as distinct from a planetary mill) operating in tandem with the twin-belt caster. Such high-speed casting produces product with a relatively thin shell and molten interior, and the shell tends to bulge outwardly due to metallostatic head pressure of the molten center. A number of cooperative features enable high-speed, twin-belt casting: (1) Each casting belt is slidably supported adjacent to the caster exit pulley for bulge control and enhanced cooling of cast product. (2) Lateral skew steering of each belt provides an effective increase in moving mold length plus a continuity of heat transfer not obtained with prior art belt steering apparatus. (3) The exiting slab is contained and supported downstream from the casting machine to prevent bulging of the shell of the cast product, and (4) spray cooling is incorporated in the exit containment apparatus for secondary cooling of cast product.

Dykes, Charles D. (303 Shore Rd., Milton, VT); Daniel, Sabah S. (303 Shore Rd., Pittsburgh, PA); Wood, J. F. Barry (303 Shore Rd., Burlington, VT 05401)

1990-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

353

Single-step high-speed nanogranulation of metal alloy around carbon nanotubes by flash light irradiation  

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We demonstrate to decorate carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with metal alloy nanoparticles by flash light from a xenon lamp highlighting dramatically simplified process and ultrafast speed of millisecond. By managing the pulse energy of the irradiation, we customize the nucleation and growth rates of homogeneous binary and ternary nanoparticles with PtRu and PtRuMo thin layers that are e-beam deposited onto CNTs. No damage of \\{CNTs\\} during the light-induced nanogranulation is guaranteed by the rapid and surface-localized heating mechanism. The fabricated nanoparticle/CNT nanostructures are characterized using variety of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques such as SEM, TEM and Raman spectroscopy.

Yong-Won Song; Sung-Hyeon Park; Won-Suk Han; Jae-Min Hong; Hak-Sung Kim

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

A Real-Time Algorithm for Merging Radar QPEs with Rain Gauge Observations and Orographic Precipitation Climatology  

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High-resolution, accurate quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) is critical for monitoring and prediction of flash floods and is one of the most important drivers for hydrological forecasts. Rain gauges provide a direct measure of ...

Jian Zhang; Youcun Qi; Carrie Langston; Brian Kaney; Kenneth Howard

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Disdrometer and Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Handbook  

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The Distromet disdrometer model RD-80 and NovaLynx tipping bucket rain gauge model 260-2500E-12 are two devices deployed a few meters apart to measure the character and amount of liquid precipitation. The main purpose of the disdrometer is to measure drop size distribution, which it does over 20 size classes from 0.3 mm to 5.4 mm. The data from both instruments can be used to determine rain rate. The disdrometer results can also be used to infer several properties including drop number density, radar reflectivity, liquid water content, and energy flux. Two coefficients, N0 and ?, from an exponential fit between drop diameter and drop number density, are routinely calculated. Data are collected once a minute. The instruments make completely different kinds of measurements. Rain that falls on the disdrometer sensor moves a plunger on a vertical axis. The disdrometer transforms the plunger motion into electrical impulses whose strength is proportional to drop diameter. The rain gauge is the conventional tipping bucket type. Each tip collects an amount equivalent to 0.01 in. of water, and each tip is counted by a data acquisition system anchored by a Campbell CR1000 data logger.

Bartholomew. MJ

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Peer review plan muddies acid rain talks  

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Bilateral U.S./Canadian talks on an acid rain treaty are being buffeted by bitter winds of national politics and uncertain science. The latest ill wind to blow north, as far as the Canadians are concerned, is the U.S. plan to have peer reviewed all ...

1982-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

357

CONDENSATION OF CHONDRULES: CONDITIONS FOR "FIERY RAIN".  

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CONDENSATION OF CHONDRULES: CONDITIONS FOR "FIERY RAIN". L. Grossman1,2 and A. V. Fedkin1 . 1 Dept little Na condenses above the solidus, and Na2O contents of most chondrules plot above Na2O was condensed at near-liquidus temperatures. In the context of melting chondrule precursors, we showed that Na

Grossman, Lawrence

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Wind/Rain Backscatter Modeling and Wind/Rain Retrieval for Scatterometer and Synthetic Aperture Radar.  

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??Using co-located space-borne satellite (TRMM PR, ESCAT on ERS 1/2) measurements, and numerical predicted wind fields (ECMWF), the sensitivity of C-band backscatter measurement to rain (more)

Nie, Congling

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Index Rain Detection: A New Approach for Regional Rain Area Detection from Remotely Sensed Data  

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In this article, a new approach called Multi-Index Rain Detection (MIRD) is suggested for regional rain area detection and was tested for India using Kalpana-1 satellite data. The approach was developed based on the following hypothesis: better ...

Shruti Upadhyaya; R. Ramsankaran

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

A little rain must fall  

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... bordering mountain ranges1. In the mountain-range foothills, new meteoric water recharge depresses the geothermal gradient and surface heat flow as it moves downwards. In the basin centre, groundwater ... is controlled by details in the basin geometry, and local-ized highs arise in the geothermal gra-dients and surface heat flow.

Andrew P. Gize

1992-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed, Low Cost Fabrication of Gas Diffusion Electrodes for Membrane Electrode Assemblies - DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report  

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8 8 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report Emory S. De Castro BASF Fuel Cell, Inc. 39 Veronica Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: (732) 545-5100 ext 4114 Email: Emory.DeCastro@BASF.com DOE Managers HQ: Nancy Garland Phone: (202) 586-5673 Email: Nancy.Garland@ee.doe.gov GO: Jesse Adams Phone: (720) 356-1421 Email: Jesse.Adams@go.doe.gov Contract Number: DE-EE0000384 Subcontractor: Dr. Vladimir Gurau Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Project Start Date: July 1, 2009 Project End Date: June 30, 2013 Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Objectives Reduce cost in fabricating gas diffusion electrodes * through the introduction of high speed coating technology, with a focus on materials used for the high- temperature membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs)

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Preparative isolation and purification of chemical constituents from the root of Adenophora tetraphlla by high-speed counter-current chromatography with evaporative light scattering detection  

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Preparative high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC), as a continuous liquidliquid partition chromatography with no solid support matrix, combined with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) was employed for systematic separation and purification of non-chromophoric chemical components from Chinese medicinal herb Adenophora tetraphlla (Thunb.), Fisch. Nine compounds, including ?-spinasterol, ?-sitosterol, nonacosan-10-ol, 24-methylene cycloartanol, lupenone, 3-O-palmitoyl-?-sitosterol, 3-O-?-d-glucose-?-sitosterol, eicosanoic acid and an unknown compound, were obtained. The compounds were all above 95% determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)ELSD, and their structures were identified by 1H NMR and chemical ionization mass spectroscopy (CI-MS). The results demonstrate that HSCCC coupled with ELSD is a feasible and efficient technique for systematic isolation of non-chromophoric components from traditional medicinal herbs.

Shun Yao; Renming Liu; Xuefeng Huang; Lingyi Kong

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Fraud in the acid rain debate  

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Electric utility executives, according to the author, and millions of other Americans are the victims of a gigantic fraud being carried on in the name of controlling acid rain. This fraud, states the author, involves the distorted, dire image of acidity in nature being created by environmental groups, politicians and others - to gain public sympathy for their legislative goals. The alleged fraud involves the very nature of the legislation being promoted as a low-cost cure for acid rain. On the basis of scientific evidence to date there is no assurance it will reduce acidity by any appreciable amount, but on the other hand it most certainly will cost users of electricity hundreds of billions of dollars in new costs. What has already happened to the nuclear industry is also meant for coal.

Bagge, C.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tuning of Strouhal number for high propulsive efficiency accurately predicts how wingbeat frequency and stroke amplitude relate and scale with size and flight speed in birds  

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...frequency, U is cruising speed and A bsin(theta/2...be reconsidered in this light. bird|flight|stroke...scale with size and flight speed in birds. | The wing...be reconsidered in this light. | Department of Zoology...scale with size and flight speed in birds Robert L. Nudds...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

External combustion of high-speed multicomponent hydrocarbon-air flow under conditions of low-temperature plasma  

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The stabilization of external combustion (at the plate surface) of high- ... is realized experimentally. It is shown that heat fluxes during alcohol combustion rise by a factor of about 7 and during propane combustion

A. Yu. Baurov; L. V. Shibkova; V. M. Shibkov

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A BLOCH DECAY AND ULTRA HIGH SPEED CP/MAS 13C NMR STUDY OF THE ARGONNE PREMIUM COALS AND SELECTED OXIDISED LOW-RANK COALS  

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Publisher Summary This chapter presents the results of a Bloch decay and ultrahigh speed cross-polarization/magic angle spinning (CP/MAS) 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study of the Argonne premium coals and selected oxidized low-rank coals. A Varian Associates VXR-300 NMR spectrometer operating at 75.4 \\{MHz\\} (13C) equipped with a Doty, Scientific, Inc. high-speed cross-polarization/magic angle probe was employed. Solid-state Bloch decay 13C NMR spectra were determined using 90 carbon pulse, 74 kHz dipolar proton decoupling during acquisition, and a 200-s recycle delay with 13 kHz magic angle spinning. The probe and sample rotor exhibited a background signal amounting to ca. 20% of the total intensity of the coal spectrum, and required careful FID scaling and subtraction of the signal obtained from the empty rotor and caps. CP/MAS spectra were determined at variable contact times from 25 ?S to 25 ms, with 5 s recycle times. The chapter presents a comparison of CP/MAS and Bloch decay results for the Argonne premium coals, a standard humic acid, and for a selection of oxidized coals.

J.C. Linehan; J.A. Franz

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed four-color infrared digital imaging for studying in-cylinder processes in a DI diesel engine. Final report  

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The study was to investigate in-cylinder events of a direct injection-type diesel engine by using a new high-speed infrared (IR) digital imaging systems for obtaining information that was difficult to achieve by the conventional devices. For this, a new high-speed dual-spectra infrared digital imaging system was developed to simultaneously capture two geometrically identical (in respective spectral) sets of IR images having discrete digital information in a (64x64) matrix at rates as high as over 1,800 frames/sec each with exposure period as short as 20 micron sec. At the same time, a new advanced four-color W imaging system was constructed. The first two sets of spectral data were the radiation from water vapor emission bands to compute the distributions of temperature and specie in the gaseous mixture and the remaining two sets of data were to find the instantaneous temperature distribution over the cylinder surface. More than eight reviewed publications have been produced to report many new findings including: Distributions of Water Vapor and Temperature in a Flame; End Gas Images Prior to Onset of Knock; Effect of MTBE on Diesel Combustion; Impact of Oxygen Enrichment on In-cylinder Reactions; Spectral IR Images of Spray Plume; Residual Gas Distribution; Preflame Reactions in Diesel Combustion; Preflame Reactions in the End Gas of an SI Engine; Postflame Oxidation; and Liquid Fuel Layers during Combustion in an SI Engine. In addition, some computational analysis of diesel combustion was performed using KIVA-II program in order to compare results from the prediction and the measurements made using the new IR imaging diagnostic tool.

Rhee, K.T.

1995-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

368

Design Wind Speed  

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Wind is characterized by various different parameters. They include the following items: (1) wind speed, such as the mean wind speed and maximum instantaneous wind speed; (2) wind direction such as the azimuth di...

Yozo Fujino; Kichiro Kimura; Hiroshi Tanaka

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of an extremely fast valve opening camless system to improve transient performance in a turbocharged high speed direct injection diesel engine  

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This article describes a theoretical study on the performance optimisation of a high speed direct injection turbocharged diesel engine equipped with an electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation 'camless' system. This system provides extremely fast valve opening and closing slopes. Thus, its potential for recovering part of the energy lost in the valves by reducing gas flow sonic conditions in the valve throat has been investigated. This study has been mainly focused on the analysis of engine performance during a load transient evolution, but the full load steady state attained at the end of the load transient has been also discussed. The results of this investigation have confirmed important improvements in engine performance during the load transient owing to less energy being lost across the valves, which directly results in more energy being available in the turbine. This benefit has also been observed at full load steady state conditions.

J. Benajes; J.R. Serrano; V. Dolz; R. Novella

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Very High Fuel Economy, Heavy Duty, Constant Speed, Truck Engine Optimized Via Unique Energy Recovery Turbines and Facilitated High Efficiency Continuously Variable Drivetrain  

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The project began under a corporative agreement between Mack Trucks, Inc and the Department of Energy starting from September 1, 2005. The major objective of the four year project is to demonstrate a 10% efficiency gain by operating a Volvo 13 Litre heavy-duty diesel engine at a constant or narrow speed and coupled to a continuously variable transmission. The simulation work on the Constant Speed Engine started on October 1st. The initial simulations are aimed to give a basic engine model for the VTEC vehicle simulations. Compressor and turbine maps are based upon existing maps and/or qualified, realistic estimations. The reference engine is a MD 13 US07 475 Hp. Phase I was completed in May 2006 which determined that an increase in fuel efficiency for the engine of 10.5% over the OICA cycle, and 8.2% over a road cycle was possible. The net increase in fuel efficiency would be 5% when coupled to a CVT and operated over simulated highway conditions. In Phase II an economic analysis was performed on the engine with turbocompound (TC) and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The system was analyzed to determine the payback time needed for the added cost of the TC and CVT system. The analysis was performed by considering two different production scenarios of 10,000 and 60,000 units annually. The cost estimate includes the turbocharger, the turbocompound unit, the interstage duct diffuser and installation details, the modifications necessary on the engine and the CVT. Even with the cheapest fuel and the lowest improvement, the pay back time is only slightly more than 12 months. A gear train is necessary between the engine crankshaft and turbocompound unit. This is considered to be relatively straight forward with no design problems.

Bahman Habibzadeh

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

371

A radiation-hardened, low-noise, high-speed, integrated charge preamplifier for the Superconducting Supercollider  

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F, in order to provide the sensitivity needed; refer to equation (1. 1). The reason for lowering the detector capacitance and increasing the number of chaiui lr is to iinprcve the energy resolutiou and uniformity of response over the volume ot... calorimeters leave the front ? end readout electron- ics outside. Annual gamma doses of 100 kRad or as high as 1 MRad and neutron doses in the order of 2x10 /cm are expected, depending upon the locations of the detectors. Hence, charge preamplifiers have...

Ling, Kuok Young

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution calculation of the solar global convection with the reduced speed of sound technique: II. Near surface shear layer with the rotation  

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We present a high-resolution, highly stratified numerical simulation of rotating thermal convection in a spherical shell. Our aim is to study in detail the processes that can maintain a near surface shear layer (NSSL) as inferred from helioseismology. Using the reduced speed of sound technique we can extend our global convection simulation to $0.99\\,R_{\\odot}$ and include near the top of our domain small-scale convection with short time scales that is only weakly influenced by rotation. We find the formation of a NSSL preferentially in high latitudes in the depth range $r=0.95-0.975R_\\odot$. The maintenance mechanisms are summarized as follows. Convection under weak influence of rotation leads to Reynolds stresses that transport angular momentum radially inward in all latitudes. This leads to the formation of a strong poleward directed meridional flow and a NSSL, which is balanced in the meridional plane by forces resulting from the $\\langle v'_r v'_\\theta\\rangle$ correlation of turbulent velocities. The orig...

Hotta, H; Yokoyama, T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

The effect of rain on freeway capacity  

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. The procedure used was basically a process of selection and processing of data from historical records. The facility used as a source of traific information was t' he Gulf Freeway in Houston, Texas, and rs. infall records were obtained from the Weather... to separate acceptable data, and the accepted capacity figures were related to the weather condition of wet or dry which prevs. iled on the relevant occs. sion. The results showed that rain does have a significant effect on freevray capacity which is very...

Jones, Edward Roy

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

374

Cloud Computing: Rain-Clouds System  

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Abstract Cloud Computing is the on demand service can be provided to the users at any time. It delivers the software, data access, computing as a service rather than the product. The Cloud application simplifies the computing technology by providing pay-per-use customer relationship. It is the theory that familiar to cheaper devices with low processing power, lower storage capacities, great flexibility and many more things. The security of cloud computing is a major factor as users store sensitive and confidential information with cloud storage providers. The range of these providers may be un trusted and harmful. The purpose of adopting cloud computing in an organization is to decide between a public cloud ? and private cloud ? by means of privacy. Public clouds often known as provider clouds are administrated by third parties and services are offered on pay-per-use basis. Private clouds or internal clouds are owned by the single firm but it has some metrics such as lacking of availability of services (such as memory, server) and network resources which leads it to down. Due to this, technology moves toward the concept of Multi clouds or Rain Clouds. This paper displays the use of multi-clouds or rain clouds due to its ability to handle the huge amount of data traffic that affect the cloud computing user.

Harinder Kaur

375

Experimental Investigation of Spark-Ignited Combustion with High-Octane Biofuels and EGR. 2. Fuel and EGR Effects on Knock-Limited Load and Speed  

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The present study experimentally investigates spark-ignited combustion with 87 AKI E0 gasoline in its neat form and in midlevel alcohol gasoline blends with 24% vol/vol isobutanol gasoline (IB24) and 30% vol/vol ethanol gasoline (E30). A single-cylinder research engine is used with an 11.85:1 compression ratio, hydraulically actuated valves, laboratory intake air, and was capable of external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). Experiments were conducted with all fuels to full-load conditions with = 1, using both 0% and 15% external-cooled EGR. Higher octane number biofuel blends exhibited increased stoichiometric torque capability at this compression ratio, where the unique properties of ethanol enabled a doubling of the stoichiometric torque capability with E30 as compared to that of 87AKI, up to 20 bar IMEPg (indicating mean effective pressure gross) at = 1. The results demonstrate that for all fuels, EGR is a key enabler for increasing engine efficiency but is less useful for knock mitigation with E30 than for 87AKI gasoline or IB24. Under knocking conditions, 15% EGR is found to offer 1 CA of CA50 timing advance with E30, whereas up to 5 CA of CA50 advance is possible with knock-limited 87AKI gasoline. Compared to 87AKI, both E30 and IB24 are found to have reduced adiabatic flame temperature and shorter combustion durations, which reduce knocking propensity beyond that indicated by the octane number. However, E30+0% EGR is found to exhibit the better antiknock properties than either 87AKI+15% EGR or IB24+15% EGR, expanding the knock limited operating range and engine stoichiometric torque capability at high compression ratio. Furthermore, the fuel sensitivity (S) of E30 was attributed to reduced speed sensitivity of E30, expanding the low-speed stoichiometric torque capability at high compression ratio. The results illustrate that intermediate alcohol gasoline blends exhibit exceptional antiknock properties and performance beyond that indicated by the octane number tests, particularly E30.

Splitter, Derek A [ORNL] [ORNL; Szybist, James P [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Improved high speed maglev design  

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This report discusses a propulsion and stabilization system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes dividing the superconducting magnets into two types: a strong field magnet which is located vertically below the vehicle for propulsion and guidance and a weak field superconducting magnet located at the ends of the vehicle for levitation and added guidance. Several proposed embodiments exist for the placement of the magnetic field shielding: locating the shielding on the vehicle, locating the shielding on the guideway, and locating the shielding on the guideway and adding shielding to the vertical undercarriage. In addition, the separation between the be vehicle and the guideway can be controlled to reduce the exposure of the passenger cabin to magnetic fields.

Rote, D.M.; He, Jianliang; Coffey, H.T.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed imaging television system  

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A television system for observing an event which provides a composite video output comprising the serially interlaced images the system is greater than the time resolution of any of the individual cameras.

Wilkinson, William O. (Silver Spring, MD); Rabenhorst, David W. (Silver Spring, MD)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

High Speed ADC Design Methodology  

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for DFF to Capture Thermometer Codes. xi Figure 3.21from the coarse ADC are just thermometer code. If higher bitoutputs of analog part (thermometer codes), so the timing

Tang, He

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

The Effect of Rain on ERS Scatterometer Measurements  

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on the sea surface also generate turbulence in the upper water layer which attenuates the capillary wave transparent to C-band scatterometer sig- nals due to the fact that atmospheric attenuation and backscat- ter measurements in rainy conditions [1] [2]. In a raining area, rain striking the water surface creates splash

Long, David G.

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Comparing TRMM rainfall retrieval with NOAA buoy rain gauge data  

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to December of 2001. TRMM's 3G68 product provides instantaneous rain rate data averaged over 0.5? x 0.5? latitude-longitude grid boxes for the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI), Precipitation Radar (PR), and a combined algorithm (COMB). The buoy's rain rate data...

Phillips, Amy Blackmore

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rain increases the energy cost of bat flight  

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...properly cited. Rain increases the energy cost of bat flight Christian C. Voigt...moistening of their body inflicts energy costs on flight by reducing lift and...test the idea that rain imposes energy costs on flying bats. We quantified...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric deposition of {sup 7}Be by rain events, incentral Argentina  

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Beryllium-7 is a natural radionuclide that enters into the ecosystems through wet and dry depositions and has numerous environmental applications in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Atmospheric wet deposition of {sup 7}Be was measured in central Argentina. Rain traps were installed (1 m above ground) and individual rain events have been collected. Rain samples were filtered and analyzed by gamma spectrometry. The gamma counting was undertaken using a 40%-efficient p-type coaxial intrinsic high-purity natural germanium crystal built by Princeton Gamma-Tech. The cryostat was made from electroformed high-purity copper using ultralow-background technology. The detector was surrounded by 50 cm of lead bricks to provide shielding against radioactive background. The detector gamma efficiency was determined using a water solution with known amounts of chemical compounds containing long-lived naturally occurring radioisotopes, {sup 176}Lu, {sup 138}La and {sup 40}K. Due to the geometry of the sample and its position close to the detector, the efficiency points from the {sup 176}Lu decay, had to be corrected for summing effects. The measured samples were 400 ml in size and were counted curing one day. The {sup 7}Be detection limit for the present measurements was as low as 0.2 Bq l{sup -1}. Thirty two rain events were sampled and analyzed (November 2006-May 2007). The measured values show that the events corresponding to low rainfall (<20 mm) are characterized by significantly higher activity concentrations (Bq l{sup -1}). The activity concentration of each individual event varied from 0.8 to 3.5 Bq l{sup -1}, while precipitations varied between 4 and 70 mm. The integrated activity by event of {sup 7}Be was fitted with a model that takes into account the precipitation amount and the elapsed time between two rain events. The integrated activities calculated with this model show a good agreement with experimental values.

Ayub, J. Juri; Velasco, H.; Rizzotto, M. [Grupo de Estudios Ambientales. Instituto de Matematica Aplicada San Luis. Universidad National de San Luis--CONICET. Ejercito de los Andes 950. Argentina (Argentina); Di Gregorio, D. E.; Huck, H. [Departamento de Fisica, Comision National de Energia Atomica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad National de San Martin. Martin de Irigoyen 3100, 1650 San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Argentina)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the ultrasonic technique and high-speed filming for the study of the structure of air-water bubbly flows  

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Multiphase flows are very common in industry, oftentimes involving very harsh environments and fluids. Accordingly, there is a need to determine the dispersed phase holdup using noninvasive fast responding techniques; besides, knowledge of the flow structure is essential for the assessment of the transport processes involved. The ultrasonic technique fulfills these requirements and could have the capability to provide the information required. In this paper, the potential of the ultrasonic technique for application to two-phase flows was investigated by checking acoustic attenuation data against experimental data on the void fraction and flow topology of vertical, upward, air-water bubbly flows in the zero to 15% void fraction range. The ultrasonic apparatus consisted of one emitter/receiver transducer and three other receivers at different positions along the pipe circumference; simultaneous high-speed motion pictures of the flow patterns were made at 250 and 1000 fps. The attenuation data for all sensors exhibited a systematic interrelated behavior with void fraction, thereby testifying to the capability of the ultrasonic technique to measure the dispersed phase holdup. From the motion pictures, basic gas phase structures and different flows patterns were identified that corroborated several features of the acoustic attenuation data. Finally, the acoustic wave transit time was also investigated as a function of void fraction. (author)

Carvalho, R.D.M.; Venturini, O.J.; Tanahashi, E.I. [Universidade Federal de Itajuba (UNIFEI), Itajuba (Brazil); Neves, F. Jr. [Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (UTFPR), Curitiba (Brazil); Franca, F.A. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas (Brazil)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Constant Speed for Processing  

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Synduction motor combines constant speed of synchronous motor with ruggedness of induction motor ... CONVENTIONAL SYNCHRONOUS ELECTRIC MOTORS operate at constant speed, regardless of load and voltagefrequency is the determining factor. ...

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the world. How does rain become ... Source: Jones, Clive G. - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 7 Effect of acid rain on...

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of Mexican Mayan monuments. Ingenieria... eroding because of acid rain. Just as water dis- solves an Alka-Seltzer tablet, acid rain erodes... Autonomous University of...

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White lighting LEDs are fast replacing conventional lighting because not only are they energy efficient light sources but also can be modulated at frequencies up to 20MHz for high-speed wireless communication, especially for indoor applications.  

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are they energy efficient light sources but also can be modulated at frequencies up to 20MHz for high-speedBackground White lighting LEDs are fast replacing conventional lighting because not only wireless communication, especially for indoor applications. Moreover, using visible light as the source

Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

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Adjustable Speed Pumping Applications  

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This tip sheet provides practical tips on the application of adjustable speed drives in industrial pumping systems.

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Exposure to Ionizing Radiation and Estimate of Secondary Cancers in the Era of High-Speed CT Scanning: Projections From the Medicare Population  

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Purpose The aims of this study were to analyze the distribution and amount of ionizing radiation delivered by CT scans in the modern era of high-speed CT and to estimate cancer risk in the elderly, the patient group most frequently imaged using CT scanning. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted using Medicare claims spanning 8 years (1998-2005) to assess CT use. The data were analyzed in two 4-year cohorts, 1998 to 2001 (n = 5,267,230) and 2002 to 2005 (n = 5,555,345). The number and types of CT scans each patient received over the 4-year periods were analyzed to determine the percentage of patients exposed to threshold radiation of 50 to 100 mSv (defined as low) and >100 mSv (defined as high). The National Research Council's Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation VII models were used to estimate the number of radiation-induced cancers. Results CT scans of the head were the most common examinations in both Medicare cohorts, but abdominal imaging delivered the greatest proportion (43% in the first cohort and 40% in the second cohort) of radiation. In the 1998 to 2001 cohort, 42% of Medicare patients underwent CT scans, with 2.2% and 0.5% receiving radiation doses in the low and high ranges, respectively. In the 2002 to 2005 cohort, 50% of Medicare patients received CT scans, with 4.2% and 1.2% receiving doses in the low and high ranges. In the two populations, 1,659 (0.03%) and 2,185 (0.04%) cancers related to ionizing radiation were estimated, respectively. Conclusions Although radiation doses have been increasing along with the increasing reliance on CT scans for diagnosis and therapy, using conservative estimates with worst-case scenario methodology, the authors found that the risk for secondary cancers is low in older adults, the group subjected to the most frequent CT scanning. Trends showing increasing use, however, underscore the importance of monitoring CT utilization and its consequences.

Aabed B. Meer; Pat A. Basu; Laurence C. Baker; Scott W. Atlas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental observations of detonation in ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil (ANFO) surrounded by a high-sound speed, shockless, aluminum confiner  

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Detonations in explosive mixtures of ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil (ANFO) confined by aluminum allow for transport of detonation energy ahead of the detonation front due to the aluminum sound speed exceeding the detonation velocity. The net effect of this energy transport on the detonation is unclear. It could enhance the detonation by precompressing the explosive near the wall. Alternatively, it could desensitize the explosive by crushing porosity required for shock initiation or destroying confinement ahead of the detonation. As these phenomena are not well understood, most numerical explosive models are unable to account for them. But with slowly detonating, non-ideal high explosive (NIHE) systems becoming increasing prevalent, proper understanding and prediction of the performance of these metal-confined NIHE systems is desirable. Experiments are discussed that measured the effect of this ANFO detonation energy transported upstream of the front by an aluminum confining tube. Detonation velocity, detonation front curvature, and aluminum response are recorded as a function of confiner wall thickness and length. Front curvature profiles display detonation acceleration near the confining surface, which is attributed to energy transported upstream modifying the flow. Average detonation velocities were seen to increase with increasing confiner thickness due to the additional inertial confinement of the reaction zone flow. Significant radial sidewall tube motion was observed immediately ahead of the detonation. Axial motion was also detected which interfered with the front curvature measurements in some cases. It was concluded that the confiner was able to transport energy ahead of the detonation and that this transport has a definite effect on the detonation.

Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Klyanda, Charles B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effectiveness of speed trailers on low-speed urban roadways  

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documents the effectiveness of speed trailers for reducing speeds on low-speed urban roadways. At each test site, vehicle speeds were collected at upstream, trailer, and downstream locations using piezoelectric sensors. Vehicles were "tracked" along...

Perrillo, Kerry Victoria

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Implementation of 3-D, High Speed Capacitance Tomography for Imaging Large-Scale, Cold-Flow Circulating Fluidized Bed  

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A detailed understanding of multiphase flow behavior inside a Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) requires a 3-D technique capable of visualizing the flow field in real-time. Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography (ECVT) is a newly developed technique that can provide such measurements. The attractiveness of the technique is in its low profile sensors, fast imaging speed and scalability to different section sizes, low operating cost, and safety. Moreover, the flexibility of ECVT sensors enable them to be designed around virtually any geometry, rendering them suitable to be used for measurement of solid flows in exit regions of the CFB. Tech4Imaging LLC has worked under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy??s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE NETL) to develop an ECVT system for cold flow visualization and install it on a 12 inch ID circulating fluidized bed. The objective of this project was to help advance multi-phase flow science through implementation of an ECVT system on a cold flow model at DOE NETL. This project has responded to multi-phase community and industry needs of developing a tool that can be used to develop flow models, validate computational fluid dynamics simulations, provide detailed real-time feedback of process variables, and provide a comprehensive understating of multi-phase flow behavior. In this project, a complete ECVT system was successfully developed after considering different potential electronics and sensor designs. The system was tested at various flow conditions and with different materials, yielding real-time images of flow interaction in a gas-solid flow system. The system was installed on a 12 inch ID CFB of the US Department of Energy, Morgantown Labs. Technical and economic assessment of Scale-up and Commercialization of ECVT was also conducted. Experiments conducted with larger sensors in conditions similar to industrial settings are very promising. ECVT has also the potential to be developed for imaging multi-phase flow systems in high temperature and high pressure conditions, typical in many industrial applications.

Qussai Marashdeh

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Superlattice-like Ge8Sb92/Ge thin films for high speed and low power consumption phase change memory application  

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The amorphous-to-crystalline transitions of superlattice-like Ge8Sb92/Ge thin films were investigated through in situ film resistance measurement. X-ray reflectivity was used to measure the density change before and after phase change. The superlattice-like structure of the thin films was confirmed by using transmission electron microscopy. A picosecond laser pumpprobe system was used to study the phase change speed. Phase change memory cells based on the SLL [Ge8Sb92(4nm)/Ge(3nm)]7 thin films were fabricated to test and verify the switching speed and operation consumption.

Yifeng Hu; Xiaoyi Feng; Jiwei Zhai; Ting Wen; Tianshu Lai; Sannian Song; Zhitang Song

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine October 20, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Friday marked the end of the Solar Decathlon competition. Team Germany won (for the second time) in a very competitive field, in a ceremony marked by gray skies, cold temperatures and rain. For all the bad weather, however, the mood in DC was very upbeat. This was the fourth Solar Decathlon, an event that has seen great strides since its launch in 2002. The mission of the event is to promote solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings, through innovative engineering and scholarly dedication. I would venture to say that this year might mark the event's greatest success, with TWO teams from Canada, as well as returning

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine October 20, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Friday marked the end of the Solar Decathlon competition. Team Germany won (for the second time) in a very competitive field, in a ceremony marked by gray skies, cold temperatures and rain. For all the bad weather, however, the mood in DC was very upbeat. This was the fourth Solar Decathlon, an event that has seen great strides since its launch in 2002. The mission of the event is to promote solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings, through innovative engineering and scholarly dedication. I would venture to say that this year might mark the event's greatest success, with TWO teams from Canada, as well as returning

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ARM - Field Campaign - Rain Microphysics Study with Disdrometer and  

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govCampaignsRain Microphysics Study with Disdrometer and Polarization govCampaignsRain Microphysics Study with Disdrometer and Polarization Radar Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Rain Microphysics Study with Disdrometer and Polarization Radar 2005.04.28 - 2005.06.30 Lead Scientist : Guifu Zhang For data sets, see below. Description Understanding rain microphysics is important for accurate rainfall rate estimation and for improving parameterization in numerical weather prediction (NWP). The NCAR video disdrometer was installed at the ARM site at the Kessler farm. The disdrometer was also put side-by-side with the NSSL disdrometer for comparison/calibration and to study sampling effects. The disdrometer observations were used to verify KOUN polarimeteric radar

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Two Modes of Change of the Distribution of Rain  

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The frequency and intensity of rainfall determine its character and may change with climate. A methodology for characterizing the frequency and amount of rainfall as functions of the rain rate is developed. Two modes of response are defined, one ...

Angeline G. Pendergrass; Dennis L. Hartmann

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the Impacts of Speed Reduction Technologies  

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-Seoud, Edward Anderson #12;Background Identified as a problem area Sharp curve & excessive speed High crash;Comparison of Mean Zones - Southbound, Commercial Vehicles 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 -1300 -1100 -900-70 Speed Category Before After #12;At nearest rest area

Bertini, Robert L.

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Week 4, Rain in my Brain On top of the Harbor Cone, Otago Peninsula, Pacific Ocean in the distance.  

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Week 4, Rain in my Brain On top of the Harbor Cone, Otago Peninsula, Pacific Ocean in the distance of the ocean or of this beautiful city from on-high and it all comes back that we're here, a dream come true

Bardsley, John

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Improving WRF-ARW Wind Speed Predictions using Genetic Programming  

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Numerical weather prediction models can produce wind speed forecasts at a very high space resolution. ... that GP is able to successfully downscale the wind speed predictions, reducing significantly the inherent ...

Giovanna Martinez-Arellano; Lars Nolle

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Speed Forecasting for Power System Operation  

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In order to support large-scale integration of wind power into current electric energy system, accurate wind speed forecasting is essential, because the high variation and limited predictability of wind pose profound challenges to the power system...

Zhu, Xinxin

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Full Hybrid: Low Speed  

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highlighted Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button LOW SPEED For initial acceleration and slow-speed driving, as well as reverse, the electric motor uses electricity from the battery to power the vehicle. If the battery needs to be recharged, the generator starts the engine and converts energy from the engine into electricity, which is stored in the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving at a low speed. There are arrows flowing from the battery to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving at a low speed. There are arrows flowing from the battery to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels.

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Preprint of M. B. Yairi, C. W. Coldren, D. A. B. Miller, and J. S. Harris, Jr."High-Speed Quantum Well Optoelectronic Gate Based on Diffusive Conduction Recovery," in Optics in Computing '98, Pierre Chavel, David A. B. Miller, Hugo Thienpont,  

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Well Optoelectronic Gate Based on Diffusive Conduction Recovery," in Optics in Computing '98, Pierre-Speed Quantum Well Optoelectronic Gate Based on Diffusive Conduction Recovery M. B. Yairi, C. W. Coldren*, D. A-4085, USA *Solid State Laboratory, Stanford University Abstract A novel high-speed optoelectronic gate

Miller, David A. B.

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Ris-R-1563(EN) ACCUWIND -Accurate Wind Speed  

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Risø-R-1563(EN) ACCUWIND - Accurate Wind Speed Measurements in Wind Energy Summary Report Troels (RIS?) Title: ACCUWIND ­ Accurate Wind Speed Measurements in Wind Energy ­ Summary Report Department speed measurement in wind energy. It is being applied in high numbers around the world for wind energy

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Deadline Scheduling and Power Management for Speed Bounded Processors  

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be scaled arbitrarily high (the infinite speed model), SOA can complete all jobs with reduced energy usage,15,23,24] enables a processor to vary the speed dynamically. Running a job slower reduces energy usage, but it takes online job scheduling with speed scaling and energy usage taken into consideration. The challenge arises

Wong, Prudence W.H.

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Extension of the semi-empirical correlation for the effects of pipe diameter and internal surface roughness on the decompression wave speed to include High Heating Value Processed Gas mixtures  

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Abstract The decompression wave speed, which is used throughout the pipeline industry in connection with the Battelle two-curve method for the control of propagating ductile fracture, is typically calculated using GASDECOM (GAS DECOMpression). GASDECOM, developed in the 1970's, idealizes the decompression process as isentropic and one-dimensional, taking no account of pipe wall frictional effects or pipe diameter. Previous shock tube tests showed that decompression wave speeds in smaller diameter and rough pipes are consistently slower than those predicted by GASDECOM for the same conditions of mixture composition and initial pressure and temperature. Previous analysis based on perturbation theory and the fundamental momentum equation revealed a correction term to be subtracted from the idealized value of the decompression speed calculated by GASDECOM. One parameter in this correction term involves a dynamic spatial pressure gradient of the outflow at the rupture location. While this is difficult to obtain without a shock tube or actual rupture test, data from 14 shock tube tests, as well as from 14 full scale burst tests involving a variety of gas mixture compositions, were analyzed to correlate the variation of this pressure gradient with two characteristics of the gas mixture, namely; the molecular weight and the higher heating value (HHV). For lean to moderately-rich gas mixes, the developed semi-empirical correlation was found to fit very well the experimentally determined decompression wave speed curve. For extremely rich gas mixes, such as High Heating Value Processed Gas (HHVPG) mixtures of HHV up to 58MJ/m3, it was found that it overestimates the correction term. Therefore, additional shock tube tests were conducted on (HHVPG) mixes, and the previously developed semi-empirical correlation was extended (revised) to account for such extremity in the richness of the gas mixtures. The newly developed semi-empirical correlation covers a wider range of natural gas mixtures from as lean as pure methane up to HHVPG mixtures of HHV=58MJ/m3.

K.K. Botros; L. Carlson; M. Reed

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acid rain information Sample Search Results  

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389H)5 389 DIRECT FOLIAR EFFECTS OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN I. DAMAGE, GROWTH... acid rain (pH 5-6, 40, 30 and 2 0) were observed for seedlings of four deciduous tree species...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acid rain researchniva Sample Search Results  

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389H)5 389 DIRECT FOLIAR EFFECTS OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN I. DAMAGE, GROWTH... acid rain (pH 5-6, 40, 30 and 2 0) were observed for seedlings of four deciduous tree species...

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389H)5 389 DIRECT FOLIAR EFFECTS OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN I. DAMAGE, GROWTH... acid rain (pH 5-6, 40, 30 and 2 0) were observed for seedlings of four deciduous tree species...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acid rain Sample Search Results  

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389H)5 389 DIRECT FOLIAR EFFECTS OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN I. DAMAGE, GROWTH... acid rain (pH 5-6, 40, 30 and 2 0) were observed for seedlings of four deciduous tree species...

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389H)5 389 DIRECT FOLIAR EFFECTS OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN I. DAMAGE, GROWTH... acid rain (pH 5-6, 40, 30 and 2 0) were observed for seedlings of four deciduous tree species...

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Effects of Rain Attenuation on Satellite Video Transmission  

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. The effectiveness of site diversity as a mitigation technique is also studied. II. WEATHER EFFECTS Satellite path is the major weather effect of concern for satellite communications operating at frequencies aboveEffects of Rain Attenuation on Satellite Video Transmission Yee Hui Lee and Stefan Winkler Nanyang

Winkler, Stefan

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Optically controlled waveplate at a telecom wavelength using a ladder transition in Rb atoms for all-optical switching and high speed Stokesmetric Imaging  

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We demonstrate an optically controlled waveplate at ~1323 nm using the 5S1/2-5P1/2-6S1/2 ladder transition in a Rb vapor cell. The lower leg of the transitions represents the control beam, while the upper leg represents the signal beam. We show that we can place the signal beam in any arbitrary polarization state with a suitable choice of polarization of the control beam. Specifically, we demonstrate a differential phase retardance of ~180 degrees between the two circularly polarized components of a linearly polarized signal beam. We also demonstrate that the system can act as a Quarter Wave plate. The optical activity responsible for the phase retardation process is explained in terms of selection rules involving the Zeeman sublevels. As such, the system can be used to realize a fast Stokesmetric Imaging system with a speed of nearly 5 MHz. When implemented using a tapered nano fiber embedded in a vapor cell, this system can be used to realize an ultra-low power all-optical switch as well as a Quantum Zeno Effect based all-optical logic gate by combining it with an optically controlled polarizer, previously demonstrated by us. We present numerical simulations of the system using a comprehensive model which incorporates all the relevant Zeeman sub-levels in the system, using a novel algorithm recently developed by us for efficient computation of the evolution of an arbitrary large scale quantum system.

Subramanian Krishnamurthy; Y. Tu; Y. Wang; S. Tseng; M. S. Shahriar

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting Solar Wind Speeds  

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By explicitly taking into account effects of Alfven waves, I derive from a simple energetics argument a fundamental relation which predicts solar wind (SW) speeds in the vicinity of the earth from physical properties on the sun. Kojima et al. recently found from their observations that a ratio of surface magnetic field strength to an expansion factor of open magnetic flux tubes is a good indicator of the SW speed. I show by using the derived relation that this nice correlation is an evidence of the Alfven wave which accelerates SW in expanding flux tubes. The observations further require that fluctuation amplitudes of magnetic field lines at the surface should be almost universal in different coronal holes, which needs to be tested by future observations.

Takeru K. Suzuki

2006-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The urban perspectives of acid rain. Workshop summary  

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This report documents discussions held during a workshop an Urban Perspective of Acid Rain. The workshop was sponsored by the Office of the Director, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). NAPAP anticipates giving increased emphasis to the benefits in urban areas of emissions reductions. The goal of this informal, exploratory workshop was to serve as a first step towards identifying pollutant monitoring, and research and assessment needs to help answer, from an urban perspective, the two key questions posed to NAPAP by Congress: (1) what are the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of the acid rain control program, and (2) what reductions in deposition, rates are needed in order to prevent adverse effects? The workshop addressed research activities needed to respond to these questions. The discussions focused. sequentially, on data needs, data and model availability, and data and modeling gaps. The discussions concentrated on four areas of effects: human health, materials, urban forests, and visibility.

Tonn, B.E.

1993-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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674 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 23, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2013 High-Speed mm-Wave Data-Link Based on Hollow  

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-Giga-bit/s (up to 6 Gbps) and energy-efficient ( 1 pJ/bit/m) data link is formed by using hollow plastic cable GLOBAL Data Centers continue to demand better energy efficiency (in terms of pJ/bit/m) data links markets for high data rates and flexible deployment. However, they are hardly energy-efficient because

Cong, Jason "Jingsheng"

417

Adjustable speed drive for residential applications  

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This paper describes a demonstration of an adjustable speed drive suitable for use in residential applications such as compressors and fans in heat pumps, air conditioners, and refrigerators. The adjustable speed drive uses only a four-diode rectifier and a six-transistor six-diode inverter and does not require a source-frequency filter inductor or capacitor. Motor speed is adjusted with source-frequency phase control eliminating the switching loss and electromagnetic interference caused by the more commonly used high-frequency pulse-width modulation. Low source-current distortion and high power factor are obtained at a full-load operating point which is found using a parametric analysis.

Jungreis, A.M.; Kelley, A.W. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Control device for vehicle speed  

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This patent describes a control device for vehicle speed comprising: a throttle driving means operatively coupled to a throttle valve of a vehicle; a set switch means for commanding memorization of the vehicle speed; a resume switch means for commanding read of the vehicle speed; a vehicle speed detecting means for generating a signal in accordance with the vehicle speed; a vehicle speed memory; an electronical control means for memorizing in the vehicle speed memory vehicle speed information corresponding to the signal obtained from the vehicle speed detecting means in response to actuation of the set switch means. The control means is also for reading out the content of the vehicle speed memory in response to actuation of the resume switch means to control the throttle driving means in accordance with the read-out content; a power supply means for supplying power to the electronical control means; and a power supply control switch means for controlling supply of power to the electronical control means in response to the state of at least one of the set switch means and the resume switch means and the state of the electronical control means. The improvement described here comprises the electronical control means sets the power supply control switch means into such a state that supply of power to the electronical control means is turned OFF, when vehicle speed information is not memorized in the vehicle speed memory.

Kawata, S.; Hyodo, H.

1987-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Flight Speed of Birds  

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...research-article Optimal Flight Speed of Birds Anders Hedenstrom Thomas Alerstam The speed of birds in flapping flight...when interpreted in the light of optimization theory, may...and review of optimal flight speeds of birds, based on foraging...

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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United States- Land Based and Offshore Annual Average Wind Speed at 100 Meters  

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Full-size, high resolution version of the 100-meter land-based and offshore wind speed resource map.

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Experimental investigation of the effect of combined hydrogen and diesel combustion on the particulate size distribution from a high speed direct injection diesel engine  

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The effects of hydrogen addition and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) levels on the exhaust particulate matter size distribution in a diesel engine have been investigated. The experiments were performed on a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, direct injection engine equipped with a modern high-pressure common rail. A nano-Micro-Orifice Uniform Deposit Impactor (nano-MOUDI) was used in this work to study the particulate matter size distribution. All tests were conducted at the set operating point of 1,500 rpm. The experimental work showed that the particulate matter size distribution was not dramatically altered by the addition of EGR, but the main peak was shifted towards the nucleation mode with the addition of hydrogen. The addition of hydrogen increases the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), but reduces the emissions of unburnt hydrocarbons (THC). Conversely, the addition of EGR reduces NOx, but can increase THC. Hydrogen addition increases the peak cylinder pressure and the maximum rate of pressure rise.

L. McWilliam; A. Megaritis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Adjustable Speed Drive Study, Part 2.  

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Advances in speed control for motors in recent years, notably those in power electronics, have widened the range of application for several adjustable speed drive (ASD) types to include the smaller horsepower sizes. The DC motor drive, formerly in almost universal use for speed control, is being challenged by the high efficiency induction motor/pulse width modulation (PWM) drive; and for special small horsepower size applications, by the permanent magnet motor/PWM inverter drive or by the switched reluctance motor drive. The main characteristics of the several ASD types suitable for small horsepower size applications are discussed, as well as their unwanted side effects: poor power factor, harmonic distortion of the supply, acoustic noise, and electromagnetic interference. A procedure is recommended for determining which, if any, ASD to use.

Wallace, Alan K.; Oregon State University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Adjustable Speed Drive Study, Part 1.  

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Advances in speed control for motors in recent years, notably those in power electronics, have widened the range of application for several adjustable speed drive (ASD) types to include the smaller horsepower sizes. The dc motor drive, formerly in almost universal use for speed control, is being challenged by the high efficiency induction motor/pulse width modulation (PWM) drive; and for special small horsepower size applications, by the permanent magnet motor/PWM inverter drive or by the switched reluctance motor drive. The main characteristics of the several ASD types suitable for small horsepower size applications are discussed, as well as their unwanted side effects: poor power factor, harmonic distortion of the supply, acoustic noise, and electromagnetic interference. A procedure is recommended for determining which, if any, ASD to use. 31 figs., 6 tabs.

Wallace, Alan K.; Oregon State University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

E-Print Network 3.0 - asian tropical rain Sample Search Results  

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out that in the case of tropical cyclones or warm rain, substantial amounts... the flash density. CG-lightning and precipitation data are used to compute the values ......

425

E-Print Network 3.0 - atlantic rain forest Sample Search Results  

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. 2006. Biased seed rain in forest edges: Evidence from the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Biol. Conserv. 132... forest typical for eastern lowland Borneo (Slik et al. 2009). The...

426

E-Print Network 3.0 - alluvial atlantic rain Sample Search Results  

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types of lowland tropical rain forest: alluvial, sandstone hill... , and kerangas (heath) forest. Alluvial soils are more nutrient rich and have higher soil moisture than...

427

Leaving Flatland: Efficient Real-Time Three-Dimensional  

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- namics and illustrated in Figure 1. RHex can run at high speed on flat ground, crawl over rocky ter- rain

Sundaresan, Aravind

428

Ocean Wind Speed Climatology from Spaceborne SAR Imagery  

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Spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery can make high-resolution (?500 m) ocean wind speed measurements. The authors anticipate reprocessing the full decade and a half of Radarsat-1 SAR imagery and generating a SAR wind speed archive. These data ...

Frank M. Monaldo; Xiaofeng Li; William G. Pichel; Christopher R. Jackson

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

HIGH SPEED CONTINUOUS THERMAL CURING MICROFABRICATION SYSTEM.  

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??Rapid creation of devices with microscale features is a vital step in the commercialization of a wide variety of technologies, such as microfluidics, fuel cells (more)

DiBartolomeo, Franklin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

High speed x-ray beam chopper  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fast, economical, and compact x-ray beam chopper with a small mass and a small moment of inertia whose rotation can be synchronized and phase locked to an electronic signal from an x-ray source and be monitored by a light beam is disclosed. X-ray bursts shorter than 2.5 microseconds have been produced with a jitter time of less than 3 ns.

McPherson, Armon (Oswego, IL); Mills, Dennis M. (Naperville, IL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A comparison of wind speed shears for frontal and undisturbed synoptic conditions  

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Wind speed shear parameters derived from data collected at ... conditions (cold frontal passage), all undisturbed winds, undisturbed high winds, and undisturbed low winds. The exponential values of the wind speed

Ching-Ming Sheih

432

On the infiltration of rain water through the soil with runo# of the excess water  

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On the infiltration of rain water through the soil with runo# of the excess water Iacopo Borsi '' Viale Morgagni 67/A, 50134 Firenze, Italy Abstract This paper deals with the modelling of the rain water infiltration through the soil above the aquifer in case of runo# of the excess water. The main feature

Fasano, Antonio

433

Smith, Higgin, and Raines Supplementary Data Site-specific folate conjugation to a cytotoxic protein  

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Smith, Higgin, and Raines Supplementary Data ­S1­ Site-specific folate conjugation to a cytotoxic protein Bryan D. Smith, Joshua J. Higgin, and Ronald T. Raines* Page Contents DNA Synthesis S4 References and Notes S5 1 H NMR Spectrum of Folate Analogue 1 #12;Smith, Higgin

Raines, Ronald T.

434

wind speed | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

speed speed Dataset Summary Description GIS data for offshore wind speed (meters/second). Specified to Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).Wind resource based on NOAA blended sea winds and monthly wind speed at 30km resolution, using a 0.11 wind sheer to extrapolate 10m - 90m. Annual average >= 10 months of data, no nulls. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords GIS global NOAA NREL offshore wind wind speed Data application/zip icon Download Shapefile (zip, 18.5 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Please cite NREL and NOAA Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata

435

Calibration of the Merrill-G.A.L.C.I.T. wind-tunnel, and a suggestion for a variable cross-section on a small high-speed wind-tunnel.  

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??Speed, power and flow inclination calibration tests run in the Merrill-GALCIT wind-tunnel are described and results presented. A description of the new balance-system is included. (more)

Schwarzenbach, Jean Christophe

1942-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Using ADCP Background Sound Levels to Estimate Wind Speed  

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It is well known that ambient sound is generated by wind through the process of wave breaking and bubble injection. The resulting sound levels are highly correlated with wind speed and, even though the physical process is not fully understood, ...

Len Zedel

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Resonant speed meter for gravitational wave detection  

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Gravitational-wave detectors have been well developed and operated with high sensitivity. However, they still suffer from mirror displacement noise. In this paper, we propose a resonant speed meter, as a displacement noise-canceled configuration based on a ring-shaped synchronous recycling interferometer. The remarkable feature of this interferometer is that, at certain frequencies, gravitational-wave signals are amplified, while displacement noises are not.

Atsushi Nishizawa; Seiji Kawamura; Masa-aki Sakagami

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

On the Differences in Storm Rainfall from Hurricanes Isidore and Lili. Part I: Satellite Observations and Rain Potential  

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Observations and Rain Potential HAIYAN JIANG AND JEFFREY B. HALVERSON Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology 2007) ABSTRACT It has been well known for years that the heavy rain and flooding of tropical cyclones's potential for inland flooding 3­4 days in advance of landfall. 1. Introduction The combination of rain

Jiang, Haiyan

439

Forecasting wind speed financial return  

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The prediction of wind speed is very important when dealing with the production of energy through wind turbines. In this paper, we show a new nonparametric model, based on semi-Markov chains, to predict wind speed. Particularly we use an indexed semi-Markov model that has been shown to be able to reproduce accurately the statistical behavior of wind speed. The model is used to forecast, one step ahead, wind speed. In order to check the validity of the model we show, as indicator of goodness, the root mean square error and mean absolute error between real data and predicted ones. We also compare our forecasting results with those of a persistence model. At last, we show an application of the model to predict financial indicators like the Internal Rate of Return, Duration and Convexity.

D'Amico, Guglielmo; Prattico, Flavio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Renewable variable speed hybrid system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

At present many remote and Island communities rely solely on diesel powered generators to provide electricity. Diesel fuel is both expensive and polluting and the constant speed operation of the diesel engine is inefficient. ...

Stott, Paul Anthony

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Adjustable Speed Drive Industrial Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electric motors are significant users of electricity in the United States. Approximately 66 percent of the total electricity in the U.S. is used by electric motors. Electronic adjustable speed drives (ASDs) can save energy, lower maintenance cost...

Poole, J. N.

442

Speed Limit of Magnetic Recording  

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1. The linac's beam, made of tightly packed bunches of electrons traveling close to the speed of light, creates magnetic pulses that are some of the world's strongest - at up to...

443

Information superhighway approaches light speed  

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Nothing moves faster than light in a vacuum but a new kind of optical fibre transports large volumes of data at 99.7 per cent of this speed limit

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

A little rain doesn't fix it: Farmers and ranchers remain cautious as drought continues  

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A little rain doesn?t fix it Farmers and ranchers remain cautious as drought continues Summer 2012 tx H2O 11 ] Story by Danielle Kalisek Rains in the Brazos Valley early in 2012 helped this grass green up, but more rains are needed now... have helped ease the pressure, farmers and ranchers remain cautious, remembering the pain of last year as they prepare for the future. ?If you look at what the climatologists are saying, the La Ni?a event expired around the end of April, and we...

Kalisek, Danielle

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Analysis of TRMM Precipitation Radar Algorithms and Rain over the Tropics and Southeast Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

sensitivity of the heating distribution to the stratiform rain fraction. The TRMM PR has two main algorithms to determine rain type and rain totals. The so-called 2A23 algorithm classifies radar profiles as stratiform or convective, while the so- called 2A... meters apart from 20 km down to near the surface, the latter of which can be used to estimate rainfall at the surface for regions across the tropics and portions of the mid-latitudes. The data collected by the PR is processed using a hierarchy...

Funk, Aaron

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

446

Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture  

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Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Zeolite.png Schematic of an important class of porous materials known as...

447

Electric motor with controllable speed and torque  

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The proposed electric motor is characterized by controllable speed and torque ... shaft, at constant rotor speed. In this motor, the torque at the output shaft increases...

R. G. Khadeev

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Controlling proton source speeds catalyst | EMSL  

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Controlling proton source speeds catalyst Controlling proton source speeds catalyst Nickel-based catalyst three times faster with adjustments to key acid Research showing that...

449

Food resources of the rain forest by Claude Marcel HLADJK and Annette HLAD!K  

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certainly present in the African rain forest long before humankind, provide large starchy tubers. In order the mostcommon wild yamsofthe forest, Dioscorea burldlliana, has globular tubers localed at the end of narrow

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

450

Global CO2 emissions trading: Early lessons from the U.S. acid rain program  

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is implementing a program of SO2 emission allowance trading as part of the Acid Rain Program authorized by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Electric utilities may use...

Barry D. Solomon

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

E-Print Network 3.0 - african equatorial rain Sample Search Results  

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22352255 doi: 10.1256qj.05.121 Stratiform precipitation production over sub-Saharan Africa and the tropical Summary: , resulting in less stratiform rain. Strong upper-level...

452

Air and rain toxics deposition monitoring in Galveston Bay Texas  

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In order to fulfill the mandates of the Great Waters Program and portions of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated atmospheric monitoring research in important and representative water bodies, including coastal waters, for evidence of atmospheric deposition of pollutants. These pollutants include nutrients, trace metals, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and PCBs. A site was established in Seabrook Texas on the western shore of Galveston Bay representative of southern, coastal water system. This study determines selected environmental pollutants of potential concern to Galveston Bay and other Gulf coastal waters. While information is currently being generated by other investigations in Galveston Bay, such as EPA EMAP, Galveston Bay National Estuary, NOAA Status and Trends and other programs on contaminants in sediments and organisms, little reliable data is available to assess atmospheric deposition. The importance of atmospheric deposition of contaminants to Galveston Bay, based on air and rain samples collected continuously from March 1995 to March 1996 will be presented and compared to the results from other Great Waters Program sites. These results are critical to the understanding of the relative importance of various contaminant inputs to Galveston Bay by estimating atmospheric depositional fluxes.

Wade, T.; Sweet, S.; Park, J.; Cifuentes, L.; Tindale, N.; Santschi, P.; Gill, G. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Coll. of Geosciences and Maritime Studies

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

453

Operational indistinguishably of varying speed of light theories  

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The varying speed of light theories have been recently proposed to solve the standard model problems and anomalies in the ultra high energy cosmic rays. These theories try to formulate a new relativity with no assumptions about the constancy of the light speed. In this regard, we study two theories and want to show that these theories are not the new theories of relativity, but only re-descriptions of Einstein's special relativity.

Nosratollah Jafari; Ahmad Shariati

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Chapter Seven - Variable speed drives  

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Publisher Summary The electromechanical controllers are a kind of variable speed drives (VSDs) that are obsolete but are still in use because when a motor and a drive is combined, they become a power drive system (PDS). There are two ways of varying the speed of an induction motor, either by varying the motor slip or by varying the supply frequency. The preferred practice for electrical speed variation is to change the supply frequency with a variable frequency drive (VFD). Many other designs also have been developed. However, except the specialized applications, few are still in operation. A number of motor and drive manufacturers are now producing the integrated motor/VFD units. These units consist of a motor and a specially designed VFD, produced as a single package, with the VFD unit mounted variously on the top, side, or end of the motor.

Europump; Hydraulic Institute

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Quantum superpositions of the speed of light  

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While it has often been proposed that, fundamentally, Lorentz-invariance is not respected in a quantum theory of gravity, it has been difficult to reconcile deviations from Lorentz-invariance with quantum field theory. The most commonly used mechanisms either break Lorentz-invariance explicitly or deform it at high energies. However, the former option is very tightly constrained by experiment already, the latter generically leads to problems with locality. We show here that there exists a third way to integrate deviations from Lorentz-invariance into quantum field theory that circumvents the problems of the other approaches. The way this is achieved is an extension of the standard model in which photons can have different speeds without singling out a preferred restframe, but only as long as they are in a quantum superposition. Once a measurement has been made, observables are subject to the laws of special relativity, and the process of measurement introduces a preferred frame. The speed of light can take on different values, both superluminal and subluminal (with respect to the usual value of the speed of light), without the need for Lorentz-invariance violating operators and without tachyons. We briefly discuss the relation to deformations of special relativity and phenomenological consequences.

Sabine Hossenfelder

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

456

Integrated Title V/acid rain permits: Transitioning through initial permit issuance and reopenings  

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Titles IV and V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Act or CAA) created two new stationary source permitting programs, one specific to acid rain (Title IV), and a second for operating permits in general (Title V). The Phase 2 portion of the acid rain program was designed to be implemented through the Title V operating permit program, thereby subjecting all Phase 2 acid rain sources to the requirements of Title V. Permits issued pursuant to Phase 2 of the acid rain program will be viewed as a self-contained portion of the Title V operating permit and will be governed by regulations promulgated under both Title IV and Title V. The requirements imposed by Title IV may not always be consistent with the broader operating permit program requirements of Title V, and when inconsistency occurs, the acid rain requirements will take precedence. This nonalignment will perhaps be most apparent during two stages of initial permitting: (1) the transition period following Title V program approval when permit application, issuance, and effective dates differ between the two programs, and (2) at the point when acid rain permits must be reopened to incorporate Phase 2 NO{sub x} requirements. This paper explores strategies for streamlining implementation of the two programs with particular focus on these two coordination issues.

Bloomfield, C. [Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

457

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Low-Speed Vehicle and Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed Vehicle and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access to Roadways on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Low-Speed

458

OpenEI - wind speed  

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NREL GIS Data: Global NREL GIS Data: Global Offshore Wind http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/869 GIS data for offshore wind speed (meters/second).  Specified to Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).Wind resource based on NOAA blended sea winds and monthly wind speed at 30km resolution, using a 0.11 wind sheer to extrapolate 10m - 90m.  Annual average  >= 10 months of data, no nulls. License

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459

Effective speed of sound in phononic crystals  

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A new formula for the effective quasistatic speed of sound $c$ in 2D and 3D periodic materials is reported. The approach uses a monodromy-matrix operator to enable direct integration in one of the coordinates and exponentially fast convergence in others. As a result, the solution for $c$ has a more closed form than previous formulas. It significantly improves the efficiency and accuracy of evaluating $c$ for high-contrast composites as demonstrated by a 2D example with extreme behavior.

A. A. Kutsenko; A. L. Shuvalov; A. N. Norris

2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

460

A Theoretical Diagnosis on Light Speed Anisotropy from GRAAL Experiment  

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The light speed anisotropy, i.e., the variation of the light speed with respect to the direction in an "absolute" reference frame, is a profound issue in physics. The one-way experiment, performed at the GRAAL facility of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, reported results on the light speed anisotropy by Compton scattering of laser photons on high-energy electrons. So far, most articles concerned with the GRAAL data have established only the upper bounds on the anisotropy parameters based on available theories. We use a new theory of the Lorentz invariance violation to analyse the available GRAAL data and obtain the stringent upper limit of the order $2.4\\times10^{-14}$ on the Lorentz violation parameters. In the meantime, we also can reproduce the allowed light speed anisotropy appearing in the azimuthal distribution of the GRAAL experimental data, and find that the best-fit parameters are compatible with the competitive upper bounds.

Zhou Lingli; Bo-Qiang Ma

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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461

A theoretical diagnosis on light speed anisotropy from GRAAL experiment  

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The light speed anisotropy, i.e., the variation of the light speed with respect to the direction in an absolute reference frame, is a profound issue in physics. The one-way experiment, performed at the GRAAL facility of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, reported results on the light speed anisotropy by Compton scattering of laser photons on high-energy electrons. So far, most articles concerned with the GRAAL data have established only the upper bounds on the anisotropy parameters based on available theories. We use a new theory of the Lorentz invariance violation to analyse the available GRAAL data and obtain the stringent upper limit of the order 2.4 10 - 14 on the Lorentz violation parameters. In the meantime, we also can reproduce the allowed light speed anisotropy appearing in the azimuthal distribution of the GRAAL experimental data, and find that the best-fit parameters are compatible with the competitive upper bounds.

Lingli Zhou; Bo-Qiang Ma

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

CLINICAL SCIENCES High-Speed UltraHigh-Resolution Optical  

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in Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Julio A. Rodriguez-Padilla, MD; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD; Bryan Monson, BS; Vivek Srinivasan, MS; Maciej Wojtkowski, PhD; Elias Reichel, MD; Jay S. Duker, MD; Joel S. Schuman, MD; James G, Boston, Mass (Drs Rodriguez-Padilla, Hedges, Reichel, and Duker and Mr Monson); Department of Electrical

Srinivasan, Vivek J.

463

HIGH DYNAMIC-RANGE HIGH SPEED LINAC CURRENT MEASUREMENTS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

It is desired to measure the linac current of a charged particle beam with a consistent accuracy over a dynamic range of over 120 dB. Conventional current transformers suffer from droop, can be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and can be bandwidth limited. A novel detector and electronics were designed to maximize dynamic range of about 120 dB and measure rise-times on the order of 10 nanoseconds.

Deibele, Craig Edmond [ORNL] [ORNL; Curry, Douglas E [ORNL] [ORNL; Dickson, Richard W [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

14 - Doxford low speed engines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Publisher Summary This chapter discusses low speed diesel engines from Doxford. Doxford is British firm that manufactured the distinctive Doxford opposed-piston (OP) low speed two-stroke engines. Doxford J-type engines were built in long and short stroke versions in bore sizes of 580, 670 and 760 mm, and with three to nine cylinders delivering up to around 20 000 kW. The engine is a single-acting two-stroke opposed-piston type with each cylinder having two pistons that move in opposite directions from a central combustion chamber. The last J-type engines were turbocharged on the constant pressure system following a changeover from the original impulse charging system. Three- and four-cylinder engines have only one turbocharger, mounted at the forward or aft end, while two or three chargers have been fitted to seven-, eight-, and nine-cylinder engines. Between each turbocharger and the engine entablature is a finned-tubed seawater-cooled after cooler. An electric auxiliary blower is provided for slow running or emergency duties. In its final years the company designed and produced the unusual three-cylinder 58JS3C model that developed 4050 kW at 220 rev/min and was specified to power several small containerships. The 58JS3C design was based on the J-type but with refinements addressing the higher rotational speed and relatively short piston stroke.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Observational constraint on the varying speed of light theory  

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The varying speed of light (VSL) theory is controversial. It succeeds in explaining some cosmological problems, but on the other hand it is excluded by mainstream physics because it will shake the foundation of physics. In the present paper, we devote ourselves to test whether the speed of light is varying from the observational data of the type Ia Supernova, Baryon Acoustic Oscillation, Observational $H(z)$ data and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). We select the common form $c(t)=c_0a^n(t)$ with the contribution of dark energy and matter, where $c_0$ is the current value of speed of light, $n$ is a constant, and consequently construct a varying speed of light dark energy model (VSLDE). The combined observational data show a much trivial constraint $n=-0.0033 \\pm 0.0045$ at 68.3\\% confidence level, which indicates that the speed of light may be a constant with high significance. By reconstructing the time-variable $c(t)$, we find that the speed of light almost has no variation for redshift $z < 10^{-1}$....

Qi, Jing-Zhao; Liu, Wen-Biao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Control of a 6/4 switched reluctance motor in a variable speed pumping application  

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An original variable-speed pumping system was developed through integrating a power converter, switched reluctance motor (SRM), centrifugal pump, and speed control strategy. A customized power converter and speed control strategy were selected, designed, and implemented to regulate the speed of the SRM-pump system. The control strategy to regulate the speed of the SRM consisted of a digital controller made with PI and phase-lead compensators in series and, simultaneously, adjusting the advanced firing angle as a function of the desired motor speed. It was experimentally demonstrated that the inverter-SRM-pump system is a good option to drive a centrifugal pump with a relatively high efficiency at all speeds.

Horacio Vasquez; Joey Parker; Timothy Haskew

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Improved methodology for design of low wind speed specific wind turbine blades  

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Abstract The majority of wind power is currently produced on high wind speed sites, and the standard design of wind turbine blades has evolved to be structurally efficient under these conditions. Recently, sites with lower quality wind resources have begun to be considered for new wind farms. This study confirms the expectation that the standard high wind speed design process results in less efficient structures when used for low wind speed conditions, and that a low wind speed specific design process is able to yield structural improvements. A comparative structural analysis of generic blades from high and low wind speed turbines quantifies the differences in structural performance between high and low wind speed blades, and indicates the ways in which the standard design process should be modified to suit a low wind speed specific design. An improved design method specifically for low wind speed blades is proposed, with more emphasis on stiffness than in the standard high wind speed design. The improved design process results in a lighter and cheaper blade than the conventionally designed one, whilst still fulfilling the design requirements.

R.H. Barnes; E.V. Morozov; K. Shankar

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Estimation of the Design Wind Speed  

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The modern approach to the specification of the design wind speed favours the explicit format which directly presents the design value of the wind speed instead of hiding the value behind the product of the chara...

Michael Kasperski

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Photo of the Week: Rain or Shine, Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season |  

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

Rain or Shine, Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Rain or Shine, Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season Photo of the Week: Rain or Shine, Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season May 15, 2013 - 1:16pm Addthis President Barack Obama listens to Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2013. The group met to discuss lessons learned during the response to Hurricane Sandy, as well as the ongoing preparations for 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1. | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. President Barack Obama listens to Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8,

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Watch Out for the Snakes! 21 Biologists and one Physicist in a Rain Forest  

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Watch Out for the Snakes! 21 Biologists and one Physicist in a Rain Forest Watch Out for the Snakes! 21 Biologists and one Physicist in a Rain Forest in Nicaragua Speaker(s): Donald Grether Date: June 29, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Don, his wife Becky, and their granddaughter Briana recently returned from spending almost three weeks at a field station in a rain forest in Nicaragua, along with UCLA faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates. Our location was way off the beaten track, even for "eco-tourists", and could only be reached by a three-hour boat trip on Rio San Juan. No hot water or space heating or cooling, running water most but not all of the time, no electricity in our rooms, no windows, and no Internet. Sort of like a near-zero energy building. Don's presentation will include photos that give some sense of why we went, what it took to

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Acid rain program: CEMS submission instructions for monitoring plans, certification test notifications, and quarterly reports  

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The Acid Rain Program regulations require all affected utility units to continuously measure, record and report SO2, NOx, volumetric flow data and CO2 emissions. All affected units also must continuously measure and record opacity, and must report opacity exceedances to the appropriate State or Local Agency. To ensure that your CEMS and fuel flowmeters are performing at an acceptable level, and providing quality assured data, you are required under 40 CFR 75.53, 75.62 (a) to submit a monitoring plan and certification test data for acid rain CEM certificaton. The purpose of this handbook is to help you fulfill your requirements under the Acid Rain Program. This handbook will walk you through the necessary steps for gaining CEMS certification, including filling out and mailing the proper forms, administering the required tests, and applying for certification and sending in electronic data to EPA.

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Adjustable Speed Drive Part-Load Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

An adjustable speed drive (ASD) is a device that controls the rotational speed of motor-driven equipment. Variable frequency drives (VFDs), the most common type of ASDs, efficiently meet varying process requirements by adjusting the frequency and voltage of the power supplied to an AC motor to enable it to operate over a wide speed range. External sensors monitor flow, liquid levels, or pressure and then transmit a signal to a controller that adjusts the frequency and speed to match process requirements.

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Magnetically Coupled Adjustable Speed Motor Drives  

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Alternating current electric motors rotate at a nearly constant speed that is determined by motor design and line frequency. Energy savings of 50% or more may be available when fixed speed systems are modified to allow the motor speed to match variable load requirements of a centrifugal fan or pump. This tip sheet describes the advantages of magnetically coupled ASDs and provides suggested actions.

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Wind speed vertical distribution at Mt Graham  

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......October 2010 research-article Papers Wind speed vertical distribution at Mt Graham...characterization of the vertical distribution of wind speed, V(h), is fundamental for an...many different reasons: (i) the wind speed shear contributes to trigger optical......

S. Hagelin; E. Masciadri; F. Lascaux

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICS 359 THE SPEED OF LIGHT  

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PHYSICS 359 THE SPEED OF LIGHT INTRODUCTION: The first evidence that light propagates with a finite from or approaching Jupiter. The first accurate measurements of the speed of light were made at a distance of about 9 km. Modern measurements of the speed of light are made by quite different methods

Landstreet, John D.

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The Speed-of-Light Catastrophe  

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...July 1989 research-article The Speed-of-Light Catastrophe H. Ardavan It is shown...coordinates, c is the propagation speed of the waves described by the retarded...source moving on a curved path whose speed is in parts smaller and in parts...

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms: Variable Speed Pumping  

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efficiency of chilled water and condenser pumps, along with chiller efficiency and cooling tower efficiency, operate, and control water-pumping systems to achieve high efficiency and to lower life-cycle costsLBNL-58637 Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms: Variable Speed Pumping Tengfang Xu June

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ADAPTIVE IIR FILTERING: CONVERGENCE SPEED PROPERTIES IN THE UNDERMODELLED CASE  

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high order, possi- bly infinite (meaning its transfer function is not ratio- nal). It is also true for sufficient order can be applied with any confidence. In other words, does the existence of a good and concerning the local convergence speed of adap- tive IIR filters apply to the sufficient order case

Regalia, Phillip A.

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Validation and Development of Melting Layer Models Using Constraints by Active/Passive Microwave Observations of Rain and the Wind-Roughened  

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Observations of Rain and the Wind-Roughened Ocean Surface SHANNON T. BROWN* AND CHRISTOPHER S. RUF Department

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ENJOYING THE RAIN FOREST Nowhere in the world will your eyes observe a greater  

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than what is waiting for you in the rain forest in the Luquillo Mountains. According to ancient Indian and its people. The name Luquillo is derived from this god spirit's Indian name. Many of the sights you Trail PR 9966 To El Verde Km 7.8 Las Cabezas Observation Point Km 8.1 La Coca Falls Access Control Gate

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AUGUST 2005AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY | 1069 he Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and  

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Educa- tion (ISE) program to expand into rural areas of far eastern Colorado, southern Wyoming, western. of rain over a small portion of Fort Collins, Colorado, on 28 July 1997, and a similar storm the following evening over the grasslands of northeastern Colorado. These floods were respon- sible for several

Rutledge, Steven

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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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Large-scale experimental wind-driven rain exposure investigations of building integrated photovoltaics  

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Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) are photovoltaic materials that replace conventional building materials in parts of the building envelopes, such as roofs or facades, i.e. the BIPV system serves dual purposes, as both a building envelope material and a power generator. Hence, it is important to focus on the building envelope properties of a BIPV system in addition to energy generation performance when conducting experimental investigations of BIPVs. The aim of this work was to illustrate challenges linked to the building envelope properties of a BIPV system, and to develop and evaluate relevant methods for testing the building envelope properties of BIPV systems. A sample roof area with two BIPV modules was built and tested in a turnable box for rain and wind tightness testing of sloping building surfaces with the aim of investigating the rain tightness of the BIPV system, and observing how it withstood wind-driven rain at large-scale conditions. The BIPV sample roof went through testing with run-off water and wind-driven rain with incremental pulsating positive differential pressure over the sample at two different inclinations. The BIPV sample roof was during testing constantly visually monitored, and various leakage points were detected. In order to prevent such water penetration, the steel fittings surrounding the BIPV modules should ideally be better adapted to the BIPV modules and constricted to some extent. It is however important to maintain a sufficient ventilation rate simultaneously.

Christer Breivik; Bjrn Petter Jelle; Berit Time; ystein Holmberget; John Nygrd; Einar Bergheim; Arvid Dalehaug

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of acid rain electronic data reports  

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Entergy Corporation is a Phase II utility with a fossil generation base composed primarily of natural gas and low sulfur coal. This paper presents an analysis of a large Phase II utility`s continuous emissions monitoring data reported to EPA under Title IV Acid Rain. Electric utilities currently report hourly emissions of NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, fuel use, and generation through electronic data reports to EPA. This paper describes strengths and weaknesses of the data reported to EPA as determined through an analysis of 1995 data. Emissions reported by this company under acid rain for SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} are very different from emissions reported to state agencies for annual emission inventory purposes in past years and will represent a significant break with historic trends. A comparison of emissions has been made of 1995 emissions reported under Electronic Data Reports to the emissions that would have been reported using emission factors and fuel data in past years. In addition, the paper examines the impacts of 40 CFR Part 75 Acid Rain requirements such as missing data substitution and monitor bias adjustments. Measurement system errors including stack flow measurement and false NO{sub x}Lb/MMBtu readings at very low loads are discussed. This paper describes the implications for public policy, compliance, emissions inventories, and business decisions of Part 75 acid rain monitoring and reporting requirements.

Schott, J. [Entergy Corp., Beaumont, TX (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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With Chest Waders, Hip Boots, Or Rain Gear R. O. Parker Jr.  

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With Chest Waders, Hip Boots, Or Rain Gear R. O. Parker Jr. Neither chest wade rs, hip boots, nor actually be the safe st. If y ou are wearing bulky clothing in addition toyour boots, and do nothing afte r my head, will my waterlogged boots '~ and clothing cause me to sink? If I plunge in head first

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The time it never rained: How Texas water management has changed because of recurring droughts  

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. I get to thinkin? sometimes that maybe drouth is the normal condition here and the rainy years are the #25;eaks.? Charlie Flagg Chapter #23;#21; #31;e Time It Never Rained, by Elmer Kelton ?#30;e drought of the #23;#22;#21;#24;s was a lot...

Wythe, Kathy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

Stoffelen, Ad

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for Better Homes The effects of loads from wind, snow and rain on houses and other  

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for Better Homes The effects of loads from wind, snow and rain on houses and other light have not been known. Now, however, The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes, a groundbreaking $7 these questions. What is The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes? · First-of-its-kind facility that allows

Denham, Graham

489

A novel clutchless multiple-speed transmission for electric axles  

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Fully electric vehicles and range-extended electric vehicles can be characterised by a multitude of possible powertrain layouts, many of them currently under investigation and comparison. This contribution presents a novel clutchless seamless four-speed transmission system which can be concurrently driven by two electric motor drives, for use in fully electric vehicles or electric axles for through-the-road parallel hybrid electric vehicles. The transmission system allows the electric motors to work in their high efficiency region for a longer period during a typical driving schedule. This paper describes the layout of the novel transmission system, the equations for modelling its dynamics and the criteria for the selection of the best gearshift maps for energy efficiency. Finally, an energy consumption and performance comparison between the novel drivetrain, a conventional single-speed electric drivetrain and a double-speed electric drivetrain is discussed in detail for two case study vehicles.

Aldo Sorniotti; Thomas Holdstock; Mike Everitt; Marco Fracchia; Fabio Viotto; Carlo Cavallino; Stefano Bertolotto

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEASUREMENT OF WIND SPEED FROM COOLING LAKE THERMAL IMAGERY  

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) collected thermal imagery and ground truth data at two commercial power plant cooling lakes to investigate the applicability of laboratory empirical correlations between surface heat flux and wind speed, and statistics derived from thermal imagery. SRNL demonstrated in a previous paper [1] that a linear relationship exists between the standard deviation of image temperature and surface heat flux. In this paper, SRNL will show that the skewness of the temperature distribution derived from cooling lake thermal images correlates with instantaneous wind speed measured at the same location. SRNL collected thermal imagery, surface meteorology and water temperatures from helicopters and boats at the Comanche Peak and H. B. Robinson nuclear power plant cooling lakes. SRNL found that decreasing skewness correlated with increasing wind speed, as was the case for the laboratory experiments. Simple linear and orthogonal regression models both explained about 50% of the variance in the skewness - wind speed plots. A nonlinear (logistic) regression model produced a better fit to the data, apparently because the thermal convection and resulting skewness are related to wind speed in a highly nonlinear way in nearly calm and in windy conditions.

Garrett, A; Robert Kurzeja, R; Eliel Villa-Aleman, E; Cary Tuckfield, C; Malcolm Pendergast, M

2009-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical speed of railway tracks. detailed and simplified approaches  

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Abstract The dynamic amplification effects of the response due to a moving load on the surface of an elastic solid has been object of research for more than a century. However, if in the beginning of the last century the problem had only theoretical interest, this is no longer true. Indeed, the recent advancements in the rolling stock, which can now reach speeds higher than 500 km/h, brought this kind of problems to the engineering practice, mainly to high speed railway engineering. The present paper approaches this problem focusing on railway engineering. The departing point is the theoretical formulation of the critical speed problem of a moving load on the surface of an elastic solid. From the usage of 2.5D detailed models it was possible to understand the influence of the embankment and track properties on the critical speed. However, to avoid complex numerical models, which are very demanding from the computational point of view, a simplified approach is proposed for the computation of the critical speed of track-embankment-ground systems. The results of the simplified approach are compared to those achieved by detailed methods, also presented in this paper, and the proposed expedite methodology is found to be very accurate.

Pedro Alves Costa; Aires Colao; Rui Calada; Antnio Silva Cardoso

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence from Paleosols for the Geological Antiquity of Rain Forest  

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...MISSISSIPPI VALLEY MINERAL DISTRICT FROM ILLINOIS BASIN...Local high-temperature geothermal anomalies apparent from...alteration in the mineral districts (21), and low Ba...has been unaffected by geothermal heating attendant on burial...

Gregory J. Retallack; Judit Germn-Heins

1994-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Part II AH-1G ROTOR IN LOW SPEED DESCENT FLIGHT  

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, results are presented for a two-bladed AH-1G rotor in a low-speed descent condition. In low speed forward and Acoustics Test (TAAT) was conducted on an AH-1G Cobra. It used highly instrumented rotor blades direction. The inner Navier-Stokes zone includes about 39% of the total grid points. The rotor has

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Plan to speed up drug review approved  

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Plan to speed up drug review approved ... Proposed changes in the New Drug Application procedure will shorten review times, reduce paperwork, and save money ...

DAVID HANSON

1982-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Speed Prediction Via Time Series Modeling.  

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??Projected construction of nearby wind farms motivates this study of statistical forecasting of wind speed, for which accurate prediction is critically important to the fluid (more)

Alexander, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between design speed and operating speed at horizontal curves on suburban arterials  

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN SPEED AND OPERATING SPEED AT HORIZONTAL CURVES ON SUBURBAN ARTERIALS A Thesis by CARL BRIAN SHAMBURGER Submitted to the OIIice of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1995 Major Subject: Civil Engineering RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN SPEED AND OPERATING SPEED AT HORIZONTAL CURVES ON SUBURBAN ARTERIALS A Thesis by CARL BRIAN SHAMBURGER Submitted to Texas A&M University...

Shamburger, Carl Brian

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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13 - Burmeister & Wain low speed engines  

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Publisher Summary Burmeister & Wain (B&W) is the pioneering Danish designer and builder of low speed two-stroke crosshead engines. The company's focus in the post-War era was to develop high pressure turbocharged single-acting uniflow-scavenged models with one centrally located exhaust valve. The uniflow system fosters effective scavenging of the exhaust gases from the cylinder in an even progressive upwards movement with low flow resistance through to the exhaust manifold via a large diameter poppet-type exhaust valve. B&W introduced a number of engine seriessuccessively the K-GF, L-GF, L-GFCA, and L-GB programbefore launching the MC design portfolio that are now developed and marketed under the MAN B&W Diesel banner. B&W two-stroke engines based on the K-GF series featured many new design features. Notable were the box-type construction of the crankcase and the use of a hydraulically actuated exhaust valve instead of the conventional mechanical rocker arm system used in the earlier K-EF types. The company further improved the fuel consumption by launching the L-GB and L-GBE series engines that use the optimum combination of longer stroke, higher output and higher maximum pressure, and the newest high efficiency turbochargers to offer much lower fuel consumption rates.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the constancy of light speed  

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Method given for intuitively visualizing constancy of light speed. Using mass-energy equivalence, we can show with the help of simple thought experiments, that velocity time dilation and gravitational time dilation are a necessary consequence of principle of relativity. Speed of light is discussed in the context of each kind of time dilation.

Abdul Rouf

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Quality Assurance Manual and EPA`s acid rain data quality  

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November 15, 1990 saw the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Within this law was the requirements for all electric utility units greater than 25 megawatts of generated electrical capacity to monitor SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, CO{sub 2}, opacity, and volumetric flow of the stack gases. This paper summarizes the Acid Rain Program`s approach to Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Quality Control and Quality Assurance requirements and their use in the market based pollution control program of Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This paper attempts to present the perspective of the authors as to what is important for excellent monitoring system availability and ensuring accurate data acquisition. Emphasis is placed upon the Quality Assurance Manual required by the Acid Rain Regulations for affected unit`s to maintain and follow.

Bloomer, B.J. [EPA, Washington, DC (United States). Acid Rain Div.; Winkler, J.P. [EPA, Dallas, TX (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Ensemble Configurations for the Analysis and Prediction of Heavy-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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This study investigates probabilistic forecasts made using different convection-allowing ensemble configurations for a three-day period in June 2010 when numerous heavy-rain-producing mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) occurred in the United ...

Russ S. Schumacher; Adam J. Clark

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z