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  1. Reconnection

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  2. Magnetic Reconnection

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    Masaaki Yamada, Russell Kulsrud and Hantao Ji

    2009-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the fundamental physics of magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space plasmas, by discussing results from theory, numerical simulations, observations from space satellites, and the recent results from laboratory plasma experiments. After a brief review of the well-known early work, we discuss representative recent experimental and theoretical work and attempt to interpret the essence of significant modern findings. In the area of local reconnection physics, many significant findings have been made with regard to two- uid physics and are related to the cause of fast reconnection. Profiles of the neutral sheet, Hall currents, and the effects of guide field, collisions, and micro-turbulence are discussed to understand the fundamental processes in a local reconnection layer both in space and laboratory plasmas. While the understanding of the global reconnection dynamics is less developed, notable findings have been made on this issue through detailed documentation of magnetic self-organization phenomena in fusion plasmas. Application of magnetic reconnection physics to astrophysical plasmas is also brie y discussed.

  3. Comparison of Secondary Islands in Collisional Reconnection to Hall Reconnection

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    Shepherd, L. S.; Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 26506 (United States)

    2010-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-scale resistive Hall-magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the transition from Sweet-Parker (collisional) to Hall (collisionless) magnetic reconnection are presented; the first to separate secondary islands from collisionless effects. Three main results are described. There exists a regime with secondary islands but without collisionless effects, and the reconnection rate is faster than Sweet-Parker, but significantly slower than Hall reconnection. This implies that secondary islands do not cause the fastest reconnection rates. The onset of Hall reconnection ejects secondary islands from the vicinity of the X line, implying that energy is released more rapidly during Hall reconnection. Coronal applications are discussed.

  4. Magnetic reconnection in nontoroidal plasmas

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    Boozer, Allen H. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

    2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection is a major issue in solar and astrophysical plasmas. The mathematical result that the evolution of a magnetic field with only point nulls is always locally ideal limits the nature of reconnection in nontoroidal plasmas. Here it is shown that the exponentially increasing separation of neighboring magnetic field lines, which is generic, tends to produce rapid magnetic reconnection if the length of the field lines is greater than about 20 times the exponentiation, or Lyapunov, length.

  5. Test Automation Test Automation

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

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

  6. Turbulent Reconnection and Its Implications

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    Lazarian, Alex; Vishniac, Ethan T; Kowal, Grzegorz

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection is a process of magnetic field topology change, which is one of the most fundamental processes in magnetized plasmas. In most astrophysical environments the Reynolds numbers are large and therefore the transition to turbulence is inevitable. This turbulence must be taken into account for any theory of magnetic reconnection, since the initially laminar configurations can transit to the turbulence state, what is demonstrated by 3D high resolution numerical simulations. We discuss ideas of how turbulence can modify reconnection with the focus on the Lazarian & Vishniac (1999) reconnection model and present numerical evidence supporting the model and demonstrate that it is closely connected to the concept of Richardson diffusion and compatible with the Lagrangian dynamics of magnetized fluids. We point out that the Generalized Ohm's Law, that accounts for turbulent motion, predicts the subdominance of the microphysical plasma effects for a realistically turbulent media. We show that on o...

  7. Magnetc reconnection in the Earth's magnetosphere

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    of the reconnection process[1]. Top: initially a thin current sheet separates two magnetized plasmas. Mid- dle: due

  8. Magnetic Reconnection 6.1 Introduction

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    Priest, Eric

    6 Magnetic Reconnection 6.1 Introduction Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental process or slow (in a sense defined below), although in many dynamic phenomena such as solar flares it is fast. The main effects of magnetic reconnection are often: (i) to convert some of the magnetic energy into heat

  9. Characterization of reconnecting vortices in superfluid helium

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    Texas at Austin. University of

    Characterization of reconnecting vortices in superfluid helium Gregory P. Bewley*, Matthew S experimental observations of reconnection between quantized vortices in superfluid helium. We do so by imaging. reconnection Vorticity in superfluid helium is confined to filaments that are only angstroms in diameter

  10. On phase diagrams of magnetic reconnection

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    Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)] [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States); Drake, J. F. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)] [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, “phase diagrams” of magnetic reconnection were developed to graphically organize the present knowledge of what type, or phase, of reconnection is dominant in systems with given characteristic plasma parameters. Here, a number of considerations that require caution in using the diagrams are pointed out. First, two known properties of reconnection are omitted from the diagrams: the history dependence of reconnection and the absence of reconnection for small Lundquist number. Second, the phase diagrams mask a number of features. For one, the predicted transition to Hall reconnection should be thought of as an upper bound on the Lundquist number, and it may happen for considerably smaller values. Second, reconnection is never “slow,” it is always “fast” in the sense that the normalized reconnection rate is always at least 0.01. This has important implications for reconnection onset models. Finally, the definition of the relevant Lundquist number is nuanced and may differ greatly from the value based on characteristic scales. These considerations are important for applications of the phase diagrams. This is demonstrated by example for solar flares, where it is argued that it is unlikely that collisional reconnection can occur in the corona.

  11. Self-regulation of the reconnecting current layer in relativistic pair plasma reconnection

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    S. Zenitani; M. Hesse

    2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate properties of the reconnecting current layer in relativistic pair plasma reconnection. We found that the current layer self-regulates its thickness when the current layer runs out current carriers, and so relativistic reconnection retains a fast reconnection rate. Constructing a steady state Sweet-Parker model, we discuss conditions for the current sheet expansion. Based on the energy argument, we conclude that the incompressible assumption is invalid in relativistic Sweet-Parker reconnection. The guide field cases are more incompressible than the anti-parallel cases, and we find a more significant current sheet expansion.

  12. Extended MHD simulations of laboratory magnetic reconnection

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    the energy goes N. Murphy, Magnetic Reconnection ­ p. 5/1 #12;Reconnection in solar physics and astrophysics conducting plasma This process occurs in the solar atmosphere, the solar wind, the Earth's magnetosphere back on dynamics on global scales Global scales then help regulate what happens at small scales

  13. Board Package On-Chip Automated di/dt Stressmark Generation for

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    John, Lizy Kurian

    -- In this paper, we propose a method for automated di/dt stressmark generation to test maximum voltage droop and low current pulses that maximize voltage fluctuations including voltage droops. In order to automate and optimizing candidate instruction sequences to create a maximum voltage droop. The results show that our

  14. Scaling of the magnetic reconnection rate with symmetric shear flow

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    Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States); Otto, A. [Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 (United States)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scaling of the reconnection rate during (fast) Hall magnetic reconnection in the presence of an oppositely directed bulk shear flow parallel to the reconnecting magnetic field is studied using two-dimensional numerical simulations of Hall reconnection with two different codes. Previous studies noted that the reconnection rate falls with increasing flow speed and shuts off entirely for super-Alfvenic flow, but no quantitative expression for the reconnection rate in sub-Alfvenic shear flows is known. An expression for the scaling of the reconnection rate is presented.

  15. Particle acceleration in the driven relativistic reconnection

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    Yuri Lyubarsky; Michael Liverts

    2008-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the compression driven magnetic reconnection in the relativistic electron-positron plasma. Making use of a 2.5D particle-in-cell code, we simulated compression of a magnetized plasma layer containing a current sheet within it. We found that the particle spectrum within the reconnecting sheet becomes non-thermal; it could be approximated by a power-law distribution with an index of -1 and an exponential cutoff.

  16. Reconnection events in two-dimensional Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

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    Donato, S.; Servidio, S.; Carbone, V. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, I-87036 Cosenza (Italy); Dmitruk, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Fisica de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Shay, M. A.; Matthaeus, W. H. [Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The statistical study of magnetic reconnection events in two-dimensional turbulence has been performed by comparing numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Hall magnetohydrodynamics (HMHD). The analysis reveals that the Hall term plays an important role in turbulence, in which magnetic islands simultaneously reconnect in a complex way. In particular, an increase of the Hall parameter, the ratio of ion skin depth to system size, broadens the distribution of reconnection rates relative to the MHD case. Moreover, in HMHD the local geometry of the reconnection region changes, manifesting bifurcated current sheets and quadrupolar magnetic field structures in analogy to laminar studies, leading locally to faster reconnection processes in this case of reconnection embedded in turbulence. This study supports the idea that the global rate of energy dissipation is controlled by the large scale turbulence, but suggests that the distribution of the reconnection rates within the turbulent system is sensitive to the microphysics at the reconnection sites.

  17. Experimental study of ion heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection

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    #ects in tokamak plasmas. Recent research on the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment 3 (MRX) has focused on ion

  18. Electron Surfing Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection

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    Masahiro Hoshino

    2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss that energetic electrons are generated near the X-type magnetic reconnection region due to a surfing acceleration mechanism. In a thin plasma sheet, the polarization electric fields pointing towards the neutral sheet are induced around the boundary between the lobe and plasma sheet in association with the Hall electric current. By using a particle-in-cell simulation, we demonstrate that the polarization electric fields are strongly enhanced in an externally driven reconnection system, and some electrons can be trapped by the electrostatic potential well of the polarization field. During the trapping phase, the electrons can gain their energies from the convection/inductive reconnection electric fields. We discuss that relativistic electrons with MeV energies are quickly generated in and around the X-type neutral region by utilizing the surfing acceleration.

  19. Theoretical Analysis of Driven Magnetic Reconnection Experiments.

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    . These experimentsconsisted of bringing together two spheromaks with common major axis. The toroidal currents in the two spheromaks were in the same direction. Thus, the poloidal #12;elds in the region between the merging spheromaks were oppositely directed, so that magnetic reconnection of them could occur. The toroidal #12;elds

  20. Theoretical Analysis of Driven Magnetic Reconnection Experiments.

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    . These experiments consisted of bringing together two spheromaks with common major axis. The toroidal currents in the two spheromaks were in the same direction. Thus, the poloidal fields in the region between the merging spheromaks were oppositely directed, so that magnetic reconnection of them could occur. The toroidal fields

  1. Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2012 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Outline Test Automation Ant JUnit Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Why? Challenges of Manual Testing

  2. Experimental study of ion heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection

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    Hsu, S.C.

    2000-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation reports an experimental study of ion heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection, which is the annihilation and topological rearrangement of magnetic flux in a conductive plasma. Reconnection is invoked often to explain particle heating and acceleration in both laboratory and naturally occurring plasmas. However, a simultaneous account of reconnection and its associated energy conversion has been elusive due to the extreme inaccessibility of reconnection events, e.g. in the solar corona, the Earth's magnetosphere, or in fusion research plasmas. Experiments for this work were conducted on MRX (Magnetic Reconnection Experiment), which creates a plasma environment allowing the reconnection process to be isolated, reproduced, and diagnosed in detail. Key findings of this work are the identification of local ion heating during magnetic reconnection and the determination that non-classical effects must provide the heating mechanism. Measured ion flows are sub-Alfvenic and can provide only slight viscous heating, and classical ion-electron interactions can be neglected due to the very long energy equipartition time. The plasma resistivity in the reconnection layer is seen to be enhanced over the classical value, and the ion heating is observed to scale with the enhancement factor, suggesting a relationship between the magnetic energy dissipation mechanism and the ion heating mechanism. The observation of non-classical ion heating during reconnection has significant implications for understanding the role played by non-classical dissipation mechanisms in generating fast reconnection. The findings are relevant for many areas of space and laboratory plasma research, a prime example being the currently unsolved problem of solar coronal heating. In the process of performing this work, local measurements of ion temperature and flows in a well-characterized reconnection layer were obtained for the first time in either laboratory or observational reconnection research. Furthermore, much progress was made in understanding the reconnection process itself.

  3. Reconnection outflow generated turbulence in the solar wind

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    Vörös, Z; Semenov, V S; Zaqarashvili, T V; Bruno, R; Khodachenko, M

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petschek-type time-dependent reconnection (TDR) and quasi-stationary reconnection (QSR) models are considered to understand reconnection outflow structures and the features of the associated locally generated turbulence in the solar wind. We show that the outflow structures, such as discontinuites, Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) unstable flux tubes or continuous space filling flows cannot be distinguished from one-point WIND measurements. In both models the reconnection outflows can generate more or less spatially extended turbulent boundary layers (TBDs). The structure of an unique extended reconnection outflow is investigated in detail. The analysis of spectral scalings and break locations show that reconnection outflows can control the local field and plasma conditions which may play in favor of one or another turbulent dissipation mechanisms with their characteristic scales and wavenumbers.

  4. U.S.-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection draws participants...

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    -Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection draws participants from seven countries to Princeton University By John Greenwald May 29, 2012 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on...

  5. Particle trajectories and acceleration during 3D fan reconnection

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    S. Dalla; P. K. Browning

    2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Context. The primary energy release in solar flares is almost certainly due to magnetic reconnection, making this a strong candidate as a mechanism for particle acceleration. While particle acceleration in 2D geometries has been widely studied, investigations in 3D are a recent development. Two main classes of reconnection regimes at a 3D magnetic null point have been identified: fan and spine reconnection Aims. Here we investigate particle trajectories and acceleration during reconnection at a 3D null point, using a test particle numerical code, and compare the efficiency of the fan and spine regimes in generating an energetic particle population. Methods. We calculated the time evolution of the energy spectra. We discuss the geometry of particle escape from the two configurations and characterise the trapped and escaped populations. Results. We find that fan reconnection is less efficent than spine reconnection in providing seed particles to the region of strong electric field where acceleration is possible. The establishment of a steady-state spectrum requires approximately double the time in fan reconnection. The steady-state energy spectrum at intermediate energies (protons 1 keV to 0.1 MeV) is comparable in the fan and spine regimes. While in spine reconnection particle escape takes place in two symmetric jets along the spine, in fan reconnection no jets are produced and particles escape in the fan plane, in a ribbon-like structure.

  6. INTERCHANGE RECONNECTION IN A TURBULENT CORONA

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    Rappazzo, A. F.; Matthaeus, W. H. [Bartol Research Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States); Ruffolo, D. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Servidio, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, I-87036 Cosenza (Italy); Velli, M., E-mail: rappazzo@udel.edu [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection at the interface between coronal holes and loops, the so-called interchange reconnection, can release the hotter, denser plasma from magnetically confined regions into the heliosphere, contributing to the formation of the highly variable slow solar wind. The interchange process is often thought to develop at the apex of streamers or pseudo-streamers, near Y- and X-type neutral points, but slow streams with loop composition have been recently observed along fanlike open field lines adjacent to closed regions, far from the apex. However, coronal heating models, with magnetic field lines shuffled by convective motions, show that reconnection can occur continuously in unipolar magnetic field regions with no neutral points: photospheric motions induce a magnetohydrodynamic turbulent cascade in the coronal field that creates the necessary small scales, where a sheared magnetic field component orthogonal to the strong axial field is created locally and can reconnect. We propose that a similar mechanism operates near and around boundaries between open and closed regions inducing a continual stochastic rearrangement of connectivity. We examine a reduced magnetohydrodynamic model of a simplified interface region between open and closed corona threaded by a strong unipolar magnetic field. This boundary is not stationary, becomes fractal, and field lines change connectivity continuously, becoming alternatively open and closed. This model suggests that slow wind may originate everywhere along loop-coronal-hole boundary regions and can account naturally and simply for outflows at and adjacent to such boundaries and for the observed diffusion of slow wind around the heliospheric current sheet.

  7. Cause of superthermal electron heating during magnetotail reconnection

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Click Here for Full Article Cause of superthermal electron heating during magnetotail reconnection a candidate mechanism for the energization of superthermal electrons during magnetic reconnection in the Earth% of the released magnetic energy can be converted into kinetic energy of superthermal (10­100 keV) electrons [Lin

  8. Magnetic reconnection configurations and particle acceleration in solar flares

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    Chen, P. F.

    types of solar flares. Upper panel: two-ribbon flares; Lower panel: compact flares. The color shows space under different magnetic configurations. Key words: solar flares, magnetic reconnection, particleMagnetic reconnection configurations and particle acceleration in solar flares P. F. Chen, W. J

  9. QUANTIFYING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AND THE HEAT IT GENERATES Dana Longcope

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    Longcope, Dana

    in many aspects of coronal activity including the general process of coronal heating. Magnetic of that structure. Key words: Magnetic reconnection. 1. INTRODUCTION Models for heating the solar coronaQUANTIFYING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AND THE HEAT IT GENERATES Dana Longcope Department of Physics

  10. Scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: General theory and collisional simulations

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    Cassak, Paul

    , USA Received 10 July 2007; accepted 19 September 2007; published online 31 October 2007 A Sweet Magnetic reconnection converts magnetic energy into particle and flow energy in many space, astrophysical and in the solar wind16 downstream of the Earth, where the Alfvén speed on oppo- site sides of the reconnection

  11. Helicity in Hydro and MHD Reconnection

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    Axel Brandenburg; Robert M. Kerr

    2000-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Helicity, a measure of the linkage of flux lines, has subtle and largely unknown effects upon dynamics. Both magnetic and hydrodynamic helicity are conserved for ideal systems and could suppress nonlinear dynamics. What actually happens is not clear because in a fully three-dimensional system there are additional channels whereby intense, small-scale dynamics can occur. This contribution shows one magnetic and one hydrodynamic case where for each the presence of helicity does not suppress small-scale intense dynamics of the type that might lead to reconnection.

  12. Magnetic reconnection | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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  13. High Voltage Safety Act

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    The purpose of the High Voltage Safety Act is to prevent injury to persons and property and interruptions of utility service resulting from accidental or inadvertent contact with high-voltage...

  14. Automatic voltage imbalance detector

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    Bobbett, Ronald E. (Los Alamos, NM); McCormick, J. Byron (Los Alamos, NM); Kerwin, William J. (Tucson, AZ)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A device for indicating and preventing damage to voltage cells such as galvanic cells and fuel cells connected in series by detecting sequential voltages and comparing these voltages to adjacent voltage cells. The device is implemented by using operational amplifiers and switching circuitry is provided by transistors. The device can be utilized in battery powered electric vehicles to prevent galvanic cell damage and also in series connected fuel cells to prevent fuel cell damage.

  15. Bose-Einstein correlations and color reconnection in hadronic W

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    Raimund Ströhmer

    2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on studies of Bose-Einstein correlations and color reconnection in hadronic W pair production at LEP. Bose-Einstein correlations between identical particles from the decay of different W's are studied by comparing the particle correlation in hadronic W pair decays to those in events which are constructed from the combination of the hadronic parts of two events where one of the Ws decays leptonicaly. The LEP combined result of the strength of the effect is consistent with zero and can be used to limit the systematic uncertainty due to Bose-Einstein correlations on the W mass measurements. Color reconnection is expected to affect the production of particles in hadronic decays of W pairs. Measurements of inclusive charged particle multiplicities, and of their angular distribution with respect to the four jet axes of the events, are used to test models of color reconnection. The results are both consistent with models without color reconnection and models with moderate color reconnection. They can be used to exclude more extreme models of color reconnection and thereby limit the uncertainty due to color reconnection on the W mass measurement.

  16. Hall MHD reconnection in cometary magnetotail

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    Jovanovic, Dusan [Institute of Physics, P. O. Box 57, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Shukla, Padma Kant [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik IV, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-UniverAIP confrence style sitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Morfill, Gregor [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, D-85740 Garching (Germany)

    2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The fine structure of cometary tails (swirls, loops and blobs) is studied in the framework of resistive magnetic reconnection without a guide field in a dusty plasma. For a high-beta plasma ({beta} {approx} 1) consisting of electrons, ions, and immobile dust grains, a two-fluid description is used to study electromagnetic perturbations with the frequency below {omega}i, propagating at an arbitrary angle, and including the effects of Hall current. A zero-order current associated with the anti-parallel magnetic configuration may exist even in the limit of zero plasma temperature in a dusty plasma due to a symmetry breaking between electrons and ions by dust grains that yields an E-vector x B-vector current. In the perturbed state, a new linear electromagnetic mode is found in dusty plasma which is evanescent below the Rao cut-off frequency and has the characteristic wavelength comparable to the ion skin depth, which enables the reconnection at short spatial scales. The role of the dust is found to be twofold, yielding a new mode outside of the current sheet and altering the continuity conditions at its edge by an inhomogeneous Doppler shift associated with the E-vector x B-vector current.

  17. Magnetic reconnection physics in the solar wind with Voyager 2

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    Stevens, M. L. (MIchael Louis)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection is the process by which the magnetic topology evolves in collisionless plasmas. This phenomenon is fundamental to a broad range of astrophysical processes such as stellar flares, magnetospheric ...

  18. Laboratory Observation of Localized Onset of Magnetic Reconnection

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    Katz, Noam Karasov

    Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental process in plasmas that results in the often explosive release of stored magnetic energy, but the trigger for its onset is not well understood. We explore this trigger for fast ...

  19. Experimental study of ion heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection*

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    Ji, Hantao

    - native concept fusion or the minimization and control of confinement-degrading effects in tokamak plasmas. Recent research on the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment2 MRX has focused on ion heating and accel

  20. Experimental study of current-driven turbulence during magnetic reconnection

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    Fox, William Randolph, II

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection is an important process in magnetized plasmas ranging from the laboratory to astrophysical scales. It enables the release of magnetic energy believed to power solar flares and magnetospheric substorms. ...

  1. A Reconnecting Current Sheet Imaged in A Solar Flare

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    Liu, Rui; Wang, Tongjiang; Stenborg, Guillermo; Liu, Chang; Wang, Haimin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection changes the magnetic field topology and powers explosive events in astrophysical, space and laboratory plasmas. For flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in the solar atmosphere, the standard model predicts the presence of a reconnecting current sheet, which has been the subject of considerable theoretical and numerical modeling over the last fifty years, yet direct, unambiguous observational verification has been absent. In this Letter we show a bright sheet structure of global length (>0.25 Rsun) and macroscopic width ((5 - 10)x10^3 km) distinctly above the cusp-shaped flaring loop, imaged during the flare rising phase in EUV. The sheet formed due to the stretch of a transequatorial loop system, and was accompanied by various reconnection signatures that have been dispersed in the literature. This unique event provides a comprehensive view of the reconnection geometry and dynamics in the solar corona.

  2. The onset of magnetic reconnection in three dimensions

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    Pritchett, P. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The onset of collisionless magnetic reconnection in current sheets containing a localized enhancement of the initial normal magnetic field component is examined using 2D and 3D particle-in-cell simulations that treat a closed system. In the 2D case, the current sheet is found to remain stable for at least several hundred inverse ion cyclotron times. In 3D, however, the system is found to be unstable to a ballooning/interchange type of mode with wavenumber k{sub y}?{sub in}?1 (where ?{sub in} is the ion gyroradius in the normal field B{sub z}). These modes evolve to form intense “heads” of strongly enhanced B{sub z}; in the wake of the heads are regions of strongly reduced or reversed B{sub z}. These local field reversals lead to the onset of reconnection with reconnection electric fields several times more intense than typical values seen for 2D reconnection.

  3. Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction

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    Murphy, N A; Cassak, P A

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection with asymmetry in the outflow direction occurs in the Earth's magnetotail, coronal mass ejections, flux cancellation events, astrophysical disks, spheromak merging experiments, and elsewhere in nature and the laboratory. A control volume analysis is performed for the case of steady antiparallel magnetic reconnection with asymmetric downstream pressure, which is used to derive scaling relations for the outflow velocity from each side of the current sheet and the reconnection rate. Simple relationships for outflow velocity are presented for the incompressible case and the case of symmetric downstream pressure but asymmetric downstream density. Asymmetry alone is not found to greatly affect the reconnection rate. The flow stagnation point and magnetic field null do not coincide in a steady state unless the pressure gradient is negligible at the flow stagnation point.

  4. Energy of Alfven waves generated during magnetic reconnection

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    Wang, L C; Ma, Z W; Zhang, X; Lee, L C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new method for the determination of the Alfven wave energy generated during magnetic reconnection is introduced and used to analyze the results from two-dimensional MHD simulations. It is found that the regions with strong Alfven wave perturbations almost coincide with that where both magnetic-field lines and flow-stream lines are bent, suggesting that this method is reliable for identifying Alfven waves. The magnetic energy during magnetic reconnection is mainly transformed into the thermal energy. The conversion rate to Alfven wave energy from the magnetic energy is strongly correlated to the magnetic reconnection rate. The maximum conversion rate at the time with the peak reconnection rate is found to be only about 4% for the cases with the plasma beta=0.01,0.1, and 1.0.

  5. Coordinating Automated Vehicles via Communication

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    Bana, Soheila Vahdati

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 Vehicle Automation . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1 Controlareas of technology in vehicle automation and communicationChapter 1 Introduction Vehicle Automation Automation is an

  6. Origins of effective resistivity in collisionless magnetic reconnection

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    Singh, Nagendra [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama 35899 (United States)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The mechanisms that provide effective resistivity for supporting collisonless magnetic reconnection have remained unsettled despite numerous studies. Some of these studies demonstrated that the electron pressure nongyrotropy generates the resistivity (?{sub npg}) in the electron diffusion region (EDR). We derive an analytical relation for the effective resistivity (?{sub kin}) by momentum balance in a control volume in the EDR. Both ?{sub npg} and ?{sub kin} mutually compare well and they also compare well with the resistivity required to support reconnection electric field E{sub rec} in multi-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations as well as in satellite observations when reconnection occurs in an EDR. But they are about an order of magnitude or so smaller than that required when the reconnection occurred in a much wider reconnecting current sheet (RCS) of half width (w) of the order of the ion skin depth (d{sub i}), observed in the Earth magnetosphere. The chaos-induced resistivity reported in the literature is found to be even more deficient. We find that for reconnection in RCS with w???d{sub i}, anomalous diffusion, such as the universal Bhom diffusion and/or that arising from kinetic Alfven waves, could fairly well account for the required resistivity.

  7. Optical voltage reference

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    Rankin, R.; Kotter, D.

    1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source is described. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function. 2 figures.

  8. Voltage Control Technical Conference

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    Intro Voltage Control Conference - BPA Active Power Control in Wind Parks - Siemens Interconnection Criteria for Frequency Response Requirements - NERC Model Validation...

  9. Kinetic Structure of the Electron Diffusion Region in Antiparallel Magnetic Reconnection

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    Ng, Jonathan

    Strong electron pressure anisotropy has been observed upstream of electron diffusion regions during reconnection in Earth’s magnetotail and kinetic simulations. For collisionless antiparallel reconnection, we find that the ...

  10. Voltage verification unit

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    Martin, Edward J. (Virginia Beach, VA)

    2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A voltage verification unit and method for determining the absence of potentially dangerous potentials within a power supply enclosure without Mode 2 work is disclosed. With this device and method, a qualified worker, following a relatively simple protocol that involves a function test (hot, cold, hot) of the voltage verification unit before Lock Out/Tag Out and, and once the Lock Out/Tag Out is completed, testing or "trying" by simply reading a display on the voltage verification unit can be accomplished without exposure of the operator to the interior of the voltage supply enclosure. According to a preferred embodiment, the voltage verification unit includes test leads to allow diagnostics with other meters, without the necessity of accessing potentially dangerous bus bars or the like.

  11. A RECONNECTION-DRIVEN RAREFACTION WAVE MODEL FOR CORONAL OUTFLOWS

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    Bradshaw, S. J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005 (United States); Aulanier, G. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC, Universite Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92190 Meudon (France); Del Zanna, G., E-mail: stephen.bradshaw@rice.edu [DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

    2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We conduct numerical experiments to determine whether interchange reconnection at high altitude coronal null points can explain the outflows observed as blueshifts in coronal emission lines at the boundaries between open and closed magnetic field regions. In this scenario, a strong, post-reconnection pressure gradient forms in the field-aligned direction when dense and hot, active region core loops reconnect with neighboring tenuous and cool, open field lines. We find that the pressure gradient drives a supersonic outflow and a rarefaction wave develops in both the open and closed post-reconnection magnetic field regions. We forward-model the spectral line profiles for a selection of coronal emission lines to predict the spectral signatures of the rarefaction wave. We find that the properties of the rarefaction wave are consistent with the observed velocity versus temperature structure of the corona in the outflow regions, where the velocity increases with the formation temperature of the emission lines. In particular, we find excellent agreement between the predicted and observed Fe XII 195.119 A spectral line profiles in terms of the blueshift (10 km s{sup -1}), full width at half-maximum (83 mA) and symmetry. Finally, we find that T{sub i} < T{sub e} in the open field region, which indicates that the interchange reconnection scenario may provide a viable mechanism and source region for the slow solar wind.

  12. Reconnection of vortex filaments and Kolmogorov spectrum

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    Sergey K. Nemirovskii

    2014-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy spectrum of the 3D velocity field, induced by collapsing vortex filaments is studied. One of the aims of this work is to clarify the appearance of the Kolmogorov type energy spectrum $E(k)\\varpropto k^{-5/3}$, observed in many numerical works on discrete vortex tubes (quantized vortex filaments in quantum fluids). Usually, explaining classical turbulent properties of quantum turbulence, the model of vortex bundles, is used. This model is necessary to mimic the vortex stretching, which is responsible for the energy transfer in classical turbulence. In our consideration we do not appeal to the possible "bundle arrangement" but explore alternative idea that the turbulent spectra appear from singular solution, which describe the collapsing line at moments of reconnection. One more aim is related to an important and intensively discussed topic - a role of hydrodynamic collapse in the formation of turbulent spectra. We demonstrated that the specific vortex filament configuration generated the spectrum $E(k)$ close to the Kolmogorov dependence and discussed the reason for this as well as the reason for deviation. We also discuss the obtained results from point of view of the both classical and quantum turbulence.

  13. Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system

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    Peng, F.Z.; Lai, J.S.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means. 15 figs.

  14. High voltage DC power supply

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    Droege, Thomas F. (Batavia, IL)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high voltage DC power supply having a first series resistor at the output for limiting current in the event of a short-circuited output, a second series resistor for sensing the magnitude of output current, and a voltage divider circuit for providing a source of feedback voltage for use in voltage regulation is disclosed. The voltage divider circuit is coupled to the second series resistor so as to compensate the feedback voltage for a voltage drop across the first series resistor. The power supply also includes a pulse-width modulated control circuit, having dual clock signals, which is responsive to both the feedback voltage and a command voltage, and also includes voltage and current measuring circuits responsive to the feedback voltage and the voltage developed across the second series resistor respectively.

  15. High voltage DC power supply

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    Droege, T.F.

    1989-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A high voltage DC power supply having a first series resistor at the output for limiting current in the event of a short-circuited output, a second series resistor for sensing the magnitude of output current, and a voltage divider circuit for providing a source of feedback voltage for use in voltage regulation is disclosed. The voltage divider circuit is coupled to the second series resistor so as to compensate the feedback voltage for a voltage drop across the first series resistor. The power supply also includes a pulse-width modulated control circuit, having dual clock signals, which is responsive to both the feedback voltage and a command voltage, and also includes voltage and current measuring circuits responsive to the feedback voltage and the voltage developed across the second series resistor respectively. 7 figs.

  16. Magnetic Reconnection in the MST Reversed Field Pinch

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    Crocker, N.E.

    2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic field line reconnection is a process whereby magnetic field lines which are otherwise topologically preserved by, and frozen into, a plasma can break and reconnect to form field lines with different topologies. It plays a significant role in a wide variety of plasmas, including stellar, space and laboratory plasmas. The focus of this dissertation is the underlying dynamics of reconnection in one particular kind of laboratory plasma: the Reversed Field Pinch (RFP). Specifically, this dissertation reports measurements, made using a pair of insertable diagnostics in conjunction with arrays of magnetic sensing coils positioned near the plasma surface, of the spatial structure of the magnetic and parallel current density fluctuations associated with reconnection in the edge of MST. At least 4 significant results are obtained form such measurements. First we observe direct evidence of reconnection which takes the form of tearing modes in an RFP. Specifically we measure a (radial) magnetic field fluctuation that causes reconnection in the so-called reversal surface, or q = 0 surface, in the edge of MST. Notably this evidence of reconnection at the reversal surface is the first of its kind in an RFP. Second, we measure the radial width of the associated current sheet, or fluctuation in the component of the current density parallel to the equilibrium magnetic field. Such current sheets are a characteristic feature of the reconnection process but their radial widths are sensitive to the specific effects that allow reconnection to occur sometimes call non-ideal effects because reconnection is forbidden by ideal MHD. We compare the observed width to those expected from models of reconnection that incorporate different non-ideal effects in Ohm's law. In particular we see that the observed width is significantly larger than those expected form resistivity in the context of linearly unstable tearing modes and electron inertia. It is a factor of a few larger than the width expected form the electron pressure gradient effect. It is significantly smaller than the width expected from the ion inertia, but this width is not expected to be relevant to a strongly magnetized plasma such as an RFP. Notably it is comparable to the width of the magnetic island produced by the associated tearing mode. This is consistent with expectation for saturated or fully developed resistive tearing modes such as MST is believed to exhibit. It is also consistent with the broadening of a smaller width current sheet through current transport due to parallel streaming of charge carriers (along the field lines of the associated island). Third we obtain estimates of the radial charge transport or radial current density due to streaming charge of carriers along magnetic field lines that results from reconnection in the edge of MST. We find that in contradiction with the theoretical expectation for isolated tearing modes it is non-vanishing and in fact large enough to imply both the existence of another charge transport mechanism to maintain charge neutrality and a significant difference in the radial ion and electron particle fluxes due to parallel streaming of particles. Fourth we interpret the flux surface average of j and b as a J x B force density on the plasma. We observe in agreement with theory and observation for interacting tearing modes in an RFP that the radial structure of the force density during sawtooth crashes is such as to flatten the equilibrium radial gradient in toroidal velocity. We observe also that it is sufficiently large as to imply the existence of other force densities on the plasma.

  17. On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection

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    Luan, Q. [MOE Key Lab of Materials Modification by Beams and School of Physics and Optoelectrical Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Wang, X., E-mail: xgwang@hit.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We revisit the transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection with a focus on the property of their singularities. As the driven frequency tends to zero, the logarithmic singularity of Alfvén resonance shifts to the power-law singularity of forced reconnection, due to merging of the two resonance layers. The transition criterion depends on either kinetic effects or dissipations that resolve the singularity. As an example, a small but finite resistivity ? is introduced to investigate the transition process. The transition threshold is then obtained as the driven frequency reaches a level of ?O((?/k){sup 1/3})

  18. Theory and simulations of the scaling of magnetic reconnection with symmetric shear flow

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    Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scaling of magnetic reconnection in the presence of an oppositely directed sub-Alfvenic shear flow parallel to the reconnecting magnetic field is studied using analytical scaling arguments and two-dimensional two-fluid numerical simulations of collisionless (Hall) reconnection. Previous studies noted that the reconnection rate falls and the current sheet tilts with increasing flow speed, but no quantitative theory was presented. This study presents a physical model of the effect of shear flow on reconnection, resulting in expressions for the scaling of properties such as the reconnection rate, outflow speed, and thickness and length of the dissipation region, which are verified numerically. Differences between Hall and Sweet-Parker reconnection are pointed out. The tilting of the current sheet is explained physically and a quantitative prediction is presented and verified.

  19. Conversion of magnetic energy in the magnetic reconnection layer of a laboratory plasma

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    Yamada, Masaaki; Yoo, Jongsoo; Jara-Almonte, Jonathan; Ji, Hantao; Kulsrud, Russell M.; Myers, Clayton E.

    2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection, in which magnetic field lines break and reconnect to change their topology, occurs throughout the universe. The essential feature of reconnection is that it energizes plasma particles by converting magnetic energy. Despite the long history of reconnection research, how this energy conversion occurs remains a major unresolved problem in plasma physics. Here we report that the energy conversion in a laboratory reconnection layer occurs in a much larger region than previously considered. The mechanisms for energizing plasma particles in the reconnection layer are identified, and a quantitative inventory of the converted energy is presented for the first timemore »in a well defined reconnection layer; 50% of the magnetic energy is converted to particle energy, 2/3 of which transferred to ions and 1/3 to electrons. Our results are compared with simulations and space measurements, for a key step toward resolving one of the most important problems in plasma physics.« less

  20. Conversion of magnetic energy in the magnetic reconnection layer of a laboratory plasma

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    Yamada, Masaaki [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States). Center for Magnetic Self-Organization; Yoo, Jongsoo [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States). Center for Magnetic Self-Organization; Jara-Almonte, Jonathan [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States). Center for Magnetic Self-Organization; Ji, Hantao [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States). Center for Magnetic Self-Organization; Kulsrud, Russell M. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States). Center for Magnetic Self-Organization; Myers, Clayton E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States). Center for Magnetic Self-Organization

    2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection, in which magnetic field lines break and reconnect to change their topology, occurs throughout the universe. The essential feature of reconnection is that it energizes plasma particles by converting magnetic energy. Despite the long history of reconnection research, how this energy conversion occurs remains a major unresolved problem in plasma physics. Here we report that the energy conversion in a laboratory reconnection layer occurs in a much larger region than previously considered. The mechanisms for energizing plasma particles in the reconnection layer are identified, and a quantitative inventory of the converted energy is presented for the first time in a well defined reconnection layer; 50% of the magnetic energy is converted to particle energy, 2/3 of which transferred to ions and 1/3 to electrons. Our results are compared with simulations and space measurements, for a key step toward resolving one of the most important problems in plasma physics.

  1. Experimental Study of Current-Driven Turbulence During Magnetic Reconnection

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    Miklos Porkolab; Jan Egedal-Pedersen; William Fox

    2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    CMPD Final Report Experimental Study of Current-Driven Turbulence During Magnetic Reconnection Miklos Porkolab, PI, Jan Egedal, co-PI, William Fox, graduate student. This is the final report for Grant DE-FC02-04ER54786, �¢����MIT Participation in the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics,�¢��� which was active from 8/1/2004 to 7/31/2010. This Grant supported the thesis work of one MIT graduate student, William Fox, The thesis research consisted of an experimental study of the fluctuations arising during magnetic reconnection in plasmas on the Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF) at MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC). The thesis was submitted and accepted by the MIT physics Department, �¢����W. Fox, Experimental Study of Current-Driven Turbulence During Magnetic Reconnection, Ph.D. Thesis, MIT (2009)�¢���. In the VTF experiment reconnection and current-sheet formation is driven by quickly changing currents in a specially arranged set of internal conductors. Previous work on this device [Egedal, et al, PRL 98, 015003, (2007)] identified a �¢����spontaneous�¢��� reconnection regime. In this work fluctuations were studied using impedance-matched, high-bandwidth Langmuir probes. Strong, broadband fluctuations, with frequencies extending from near the lower-hybrid frequency [fLH = (fcefci)1/2] to the electron cyclotron frequency fce were found to arise during the reconnection events. Based on frequency and wavelength measurements, lower-hybrid waves and Trivelpiece-Gould waves were identified. The lower-hybrid waves are easiest to drive with strong perpendicular drifts or gradients which arise due to the reconnection events; an appealing possibility is strong temperature gradients. The Trivelpiece-Gould modes can result from kinetic, bump-on-tail instability of a runaway electron population energized by the reconnection events. We also observed that the turbulence is often spiky, consisting of discrete positive-potential spikes, which were identified as �¢����electron phase-space holes,�¢��� a class of nonlinear solitary wave known to evolve from a strong beam-on-tail instability. We established that fast electrons were produced by magnetic reconnection. Overall, these instabilities were found to be a consequence of reconnection, specifically the strong energization of electrons, leading to steep gradients in both coordinate- and velocity-space. Estimates (using quasi-linear theory) of the anomalous resistivity due to these modes did not appear large enough to substantially impact the reconnection process. Relevant publications: �¢���¢ W. Fox, M. Porkolab, et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 255003 (2008). �¢���¢ W. Fox, M. Porkolab, et al, Phys. Plasmas 17, 072303, (2010).

  2. ABBGroup-1-High voltage lab

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    Basse, Nils Plesner

    oscillations are due to travelling waves in the heating volume. #12;©ABBGroup-9- 3-Sep-07 2. High voltage phase interrupts the injected current, it is stressed by the transient recovery voltage (TRV) oscillating©ABBGroup-1- 3-Sep-07 High voltage lab Research on high voltage gas circuit breakers Nils P. Basse

  3. Automated di/dt Stressmark Generation for Microprocessor Power Distribution Networks

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    John, Lizy Kurian

    Automated di/dt Stressmark Generation for Microprocessor Power Distribution Networks Youngtaek Kim for automated di/dt stressmark generation to test maximum voltage droop in a microprocessor power distribution and typical benchmarks in experiments covering three micro-processor architectures and five power distribution

  4. Study of Local Reconnection Physics in a Laboratory Plasma

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    Hantao Ji; Troy Carter; Scott Hsu; Masaaki Yamada

    2001-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A short review of physics results obtained in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) is given with an emphasis on the local features of magnetic reconnection in a controlled environment. Stable two-dimensional current sheets are formed and sustained by induction using two internal coils. The observed reconnection rates are found to be quantitatively consistent with a generalized Sweet-Parker model which incorporates compressibility, unbalanced upstream-downstream pressure, and the effective resistivity. The latter is significantly enhanced over its classical values in the low collisionality regime. Strong local ion heating is measured by an optical probe during the reconnection process, and at least half of the increased ion energy must be due to nonclassical processes, consistent with the resistivity enhancement. Characteristics of high-frequency electrostatic and electromagnetic fluctuations detected in the current sheet suggest presence of the lower-hybrid-drift-like waves with significant magnetic components. The detailed structures of the current sheet are measured and compared with Harris theory and two-fluid theory.

  5. Particle acceleration from reconnection in the geomagnetic tail

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    Birn, J.; Borovsky, J.E.; Thomsen, M.F.; McComas, D.J.; Reeves, G.D.; Belian, R.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Hesse, M. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Goddard Space Flight Center; Schindler, K. [Ruhr-Univ., Bochum (Germany)

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Acceleration of charged particles in the near geomagnetic tail, associated with a dynamic magnetic reconnection process, was investigated by a combined effort of data analysis, using Los Alamos data from geosynchronous orbit, MHD modeling of the dynamic evolution of the magnetotail, and test particle tracing in the electric and magnetic fields obtained from the MHD simulation.

  6. Proxy and in-situ studies of dayside magnetopause reconnection

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    Scurry, L.; Russell, C.T. (California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Inst. of Geophysics and Planetary Physics); Gosling, J.T. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The functional dependence of magnetic reconnection on solar wind parameters is examined utilizing the am geomagnetic index and satellite observations at the magnetopause. Several parameters in the solar wind are found to control geomagnetic activity. Reconnection is found to be most efficient when the interplanetary magnetic field is southward, although some activity remains when the IMF is horizontal and slightly northward. The reconnection efficiency increases with the solar wind dynamic pressure but decreases when the Mach number is greater than 7.5. These results are compared with the functional dependencies found by correlating solar wind and magnetosheath measurements with observations of accelerated tows at the magnetopause. Accelerated tows are found to occur most often when the interplanetary magnetic field is directed southward. However, accelerated flows do occur when the IMF is horizontal and northward. Accelerated flows are also affected by the magnetosheath beta such that higher beta inhibits their occurrence. The location of accelerated tows indicates that reconnection occurs mainly at the subsolar point.

  7. Proxy and in-situ studies of dayside magnetopause reconnection

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    Scurry, L.; Russell, C.T. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Inst. of Geophysics and Planetary Physics; Gosling, J.T. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The functional dependence of magnetic reconnection on solar wind parameters is examined utilizing the am geomagnetic index and satellite observations at the magnetopause. Several parameters in the solar wind are found to control geomagnetic activity. Reconnection is found to be most efficient when the interplanetary magnetic field is southward, although some activity remains when the IMF is horizontal and slightly northward. The reconnection efficiency increases with the solar wind dynamic pressure but decreases when the Mach number is greater than 7.5. These results are compared with the functional dependencies found by correlating solar wind and magnetosheath measurements with observations of accelerated tows at the magnetopause. Accelerated tows are found to occur most often when the interplanetary magnetic field is directed southward. However, accelerated flows do occur when the IMF is horizontal and northward. Accelerated flows are also affected by the magnetosheath beta such that higher beta inhibits their occurrence. The location of accelerated tows indicates that reconnection occurs mainly at the subsolar point.

  8. Evidence for an Extended Reconnection Line at the Dayside Magnetopause

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    reconnection scenarios. The dual-spacecraft (Equator-S and Geotail) observations at the flank magnetopause process which converts stored magnetic energy into kinetic and thermal energies. The process is thought; Yokoyama et al., 1995] and solar coronal heating [Innes et al., 1997]; planetary magnetopauses and tails

  9. Do dispersive waves play a role in collisionless magnetic reconnection?

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    Liu, Yi-Hsin; Daughton, W.; Li, H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Karimabadi, H. [SciberQuest, Del Mar, California 92014 (United States) [SciberQuest, Del Mar, California 92014 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Peter Gary, S. [Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States)] [Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using fully kinetic simulations, we demonstrate that the properly normalized reconnection rate is fast ?0.1 for guide fields up to 80× larger than the reconnecting field and is insensitive to both the system size and the ion to electron mass ratio. These results challenge conventional explanations of reconnection based on fast dispersive waves, which are completely absent for sufficiently strong guide fields. In this regime, the thickness of the diffusion layer is set predominantly by the electron inertial length with an inner sublayer that is controlled by finite gyro-radius effects. As the Alfvén velocity becomes relativistic for very strong guide fields, the displacement current becomes important and strong deviations from charge neutrality occur, resulting in the build-up of intense electric fields which absorb a portion of the magnetic energy release. Over longer time scales, secondary magnetic islands are generated near the active x-line while an electron inertial scale Kelvin-Helmholtz instability is driven within the outflow. These secondary instabilities give rise to time variations in the reconnection rate but do not alter the average value.

  10. Electron launching voltage monitor

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    Mendel, C.W.; Savage, M.E.

    1992-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    An electron launching voltage monitor measures MITL voltage using a relationship between anode electric field and electron current launched from a cathode-mounted perturbation. An electron launching probe extends through and is spaced from the edge of an opening in a first MITL conductor, one end of the launching probe being in the gap between the MITL conductor, the other end being adjacent a first side of the first conductor away from the second conductor. A housing surrounds the launching probe and electrically connects the first side of the first conductor to the other end of the launching probe. A detector detects the current passing through the housing to the launching probe, the detected current being representative of the voltage between the conductors. 5 figs.

  11. Threshold voltage extraction circuit

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    Hoon, Siew Kuok

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to that of the saturation method. However, instead of fixing Vos ? Vos, the drain current is measured as a function of Vos while Vns is fixed at a constant low voltage of 100mV to ensure operation in the linear MOSFET region. Neglecting channel length modulation effect... transistors are layout next to the DUT of the NMOS and PMOS Vr extraction circuits respectively for extraction of Vr via graphical means. GRAPHICAL METHOD OF THE THRESHOLD-VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT Using the graphical method, the characteristics of 4n versus Vos...

  12. The mechanisms of electron heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection

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    Dahlin, J. T., E-mail: jdahlin@umd.edu; Swisdak, M. [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Drake, J. F. [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The heating of electrons in collisionless magnetic reconnection is explored in particle-in-cell simulations with non-zero guide fields so that electrons remain magnetized. In this regime, electric fields parallel to B accelerate particles directly, while those perpendicular to B do so through gradient-B and curvature drifts. The curvature drift drives parallel heating through Fermi reflection, while the gradient B drift changes the perpendicular energy through betatron acceleration. We present simulations in which we evaluate each of these mechanisms in space and time in order to quantify their role in electron heating. For a case with a small guide field (20% of the magnitude of the reconnecting component), the curvature drift is the dominant source of electron heating. However, for a larger guide field (equal to the magnitude of the reconnecting component) electron acceleration by the curvature drift is comparable to that of the parallel electric field. In both cases, the heating by the gradient B drift is negligible in magnitude. It produces net cooling because the conservation of the magnetic moment and the drop of B during reconnection produce a decrease in the perpendicular electron energy. Heating by the curvature drift dominates in the outflow exhausts where bent field lines expand to relax their tension and is therefore distributed over a large area. In contrast, the parallel electric field is localized near X-lines. This suggests that acceleration by parallel electric fields may play a smaller role in large systems where the X-line occupies a vanishing fraction of the system. The curvature drift and the parallel electric field dominate the dynamics and drive parallel heating. A consequence is that the electron energy spectrum becomes extremely anisotropic at late time, which has important implications for quantifying the limits of electron acceleration due to synchrotron emission. An upper limit on electron energy gain that is substantially higher than earlier estimates is obtained by balancing reconnection drive with radiative loss.

  13. Convection automated logic oven control

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    Boyer, M.A.; Eke, K.I. [Apollo U.S.A. Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)] [Apollo U.S.A. Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the past few years, there has been a greater push to bring more automation to the cooling process. There have been attempts at automated cooking using a wide range of sensors and procedures, but with limited success. The authors have the answer to the automated cooking process; this patented technology is called Convection AutoLogic (CAL). The beauty of the technology is that it requires no extra hardware for the existing oven system. They use the existing temperature probe, whether it is an RTD, thermocouple, or thermistor. This means that the manufacturer does not have to be burdened with extra costs associated with automated cooking in comparison to standard ovens. The only change to the oven is the program in the central processing unit (CPU) on the board. As for its operation, when the user places the food into the oven, he or she is required to select a category (e.g., beef, poultry, or casseroles) and then simply press the start button. The CAL program then begins its cooking program. It first looks at the ambient oven temperature to see if it is a cold, warm, or hot start. CAL stores this data and then begins to look at the food`s thermal footprint. After CAL has properly detected this thermal footprint, it can calculate the time and temperature at which the food needs to be cooked. CAL then sets up these factors for the cooking stage of the program and, when the food has finished cooking, the oven is turned off automatically. The total time for this entire process is the same as the standard cooking time the user would normally set. The CAL program can also compensate for varying line voltages and detect when the oven door is opened. With all of these varying factors being monitored, CAL can produce a perfectly cooked item with minimal user input.

  14. Multiplex automated genome engineering

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    Church, George M; Wang, Harris H; Isaacs, Farren J

    2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to automated methods of introducing multiple nucleic acid sequences into one or more target cells.

  15. Charmaine Toy Automation Engineer,

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    Horowitz, Roberto

    @me.berkeley.edu Nonstationary Velocity Profiles for Emergency Vehicles on Automated Highways This paper explores the notion and usefulness of nonstationary velocity profiles for high priority emergency vehicle transit on automatedCharmaine Toy Automation Engineer, DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc., Richmond, CA 94804 e-mail: charm

  16. High voltage pulse conditioning

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    Springfield, Ray M. (Sante Fe, NM); Wheat, Jr., Robert M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

  17. New Insights into Dissipation in the Electron Layer During Magnetic Reconnection

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    Ji, H.; Ren, Y,; Yamada, M.; Dorfman, S.; Daughton, W.; Gerhardt, S. P.

    2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    ELECTRON DISSIPATION IN RECONNECTION Detailed comparisons are reported between laboratory observations of electron scale dissipation layers near a reconnecting X-line and direct two-dimensional full-particle simulations. Many experimental features of the electron layers, such as insensitivity to the ion mass, are reproduced by the simulations; the layer thickness, however, is about 3 - 5 times larger than the predictions. Consequently, the leading candidate 2D mechanism based on collisionless electron nongyrotropic pressure is insuffcient to explain the observed reconnection rates. These results suggest that, in addition to the residual collisions, 3D effects play an important role in electron-scale dissipation during fast reconnection.

  18. Self-Regulation of Solar Coronal Heating via the Collisionless Reconnection Condition

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    Dmitri A. Uzdensky

    2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    I present a novel view on the problem of solar coronal heating. In my picture, coronal heating should be viewed as a self-regulating process that works to keep the coronal plasma marginally collisionless. The self-regulating mechanism is based on the interplay between two effects: (1) Plasma density controls coronal energy release via the transition between the slow collisional Sweet-Parker regime and the fast collisionless reconnection regime; (2) In turn, coronal energy release through reconnection leads to an increase in the ambient plasma density via chromospheric evaporation, which temporarily shuts off any subsequent reconnection involving the newly-reconnected loops.

  19. Final Report Experimental Study of Impulsive Reconnection in a Current Carrying Magnetic Arcade

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    Craig, Darren [Wheaton College

    2011-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Wheaton Impulsive Reconnection Experiment (WIRX) is a new experiment now underway at Wheaton College for the study of magnetic reconnection. The experiment is composed of two parallel electrodes, linked by a magnetic arcade that is generated by a coil surrounding the electrodes. Current is driven along the arcade from one electrode to another. When enough current is driven, the arcade is expected to disrupt or segment by reconnection allowing a study of 3D reconnection. This report is the final report for a three year grant period.

  20. Charge-pump voltage converter

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    Brainard, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A charge-pump voltage converter for converting a low voltage provided by a low-voltage source to a higher voltage. Charge is inductively generated on a transfer rotor electrode during its transit past an inductor stator electrode and subsequently transferred by the rotating rotor to a collector stator electrode for storage or use. Repetition of the charge transfer process leads to a build-up of voltage on a charge-receiving device. Connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in series can generate higher voltages, and connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in parallel can generate higher currents. Microelectromechanical (MEMS) embodiments of this invention provide a small and compact high-voltage (several hundred V) voltage source starting with a few-V initial voltage source. The microscale size of many embodiments of this invention make it ideally suited for MEMS- and other micro-applications where integration of the voltage or charge source in a small package is highly desirable.

  1. INTEGRATED GHz VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS

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    Kinget, Peter

    INTEGRATED GHz VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS Peter Kinget Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies Murray Hill, NJ (USA) Abstract The voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) is a critical sub. We focus on the de- sign of a critical sub-block: the voltage controlled oscillator (VCO). We review

  2. A saddle-node bifurcation model of magnetic reconnection onset

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    Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States); Shay, M. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Drake, J. F. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It was recently shown that magnetic reconnection exhibits bistability, where the Sweet-Parker (collisional) and Hall (collisionless) reconnection solutions are both attainable for the same set of system parameters. Here, a dynamical model based on saddle-node bifurcations is presented which reproduces the slow to fast transition. It is argued that the properties of the dynamical model are a result of the Hall effect and the dispersive physics associated with it. Evidence from resistive two-fluid and Hall magnetohydrodynamics simulations are presented that show that the time evolution agrees with the dynamical model, the outflow speed is correlated with the dispersive physics due to the Hall effect, and bistability persists in the absence of electron inertia.

  3. Chromospheric Anemone Jets as Evidence of Ubiquitous Reconnection

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    Kazunari Shibata; Tahei Nakamura; Takuma Matsumoto; Kenichi Otsuji; Takenori J. Okamoto; Naoto Nishizuka; Tomoko Kawate; Hiroko Watanabe; Shin'ichi Nagata; Satoru UeNo; Reizaburo Kitai; Satoshi Nozawa; Saku Tsuneta; Yoshinori Suematsu; Kiyoshi Ichimoto; Toshifumi Shimizu; Yukio Katsukawa; Theodore D. Tarbell; Thomas E. Berger; Bruce W. Lites; Richard A. Shine; Alan M. Title

    2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The heating of the solar chromosphere and corona is a long-standing puzzle in solar physics. Hinode observations show the ubiquitous presence of chromospheric anemone jets outside sunspots in active regions. They are typically 3 to 7 arc seconds = 2000 to 5000 kilometers long and 0.2 to 0.4 arc second = 150 to 300 kilometers wide, and their velocity is 10 to 20 kilometers per second. These small jets have an inverted Y-shape, similar to the shape of x-ray anemone jets in the corona. These features imply that magnetic reconnection similar to that in the corona is occurring at a much smaller spatial scale throughout the chromosphere and suggest that the heating of the solar chromosphere and corona may be related to small-scale ubiquitous reconnection.

  4. Joint Genome Institute's Automation Approach and History

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    Roberts, Simon

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Joint Genome Institute’s Automation Approach and Historythroughput environment; – automation does not necessarilyissues “Islands of Automation” – modular instruments with

  5. Intermittent bursts induced by double tearing mode reconnection

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    Wei, Lai; Wang, Zheng-Xiong, E-mail: zxwang@dlut.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Beams of the Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Reversed magnetic shear (RMS) configuration is assumed to be the steady-state operation scenario for the future advanced tokamaks like International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. In this work, we numerically discover a phenomenon of violent intermittent bursts induced by self-organized double tearing mode (DTM) reconnection in the RMS configuration during the very long evolution, which may continuously lead to annular sawtooth crashes and thus badly impact the desired steady-state operation of the future advanced RMS tokamaks. The key process of the intermittent bursts in the off-axis region is similar to that of the typical sawtooth relaxation oscillation in the positive magnetic shear configuration. It is interestingly found that in the decay phase of the DTM reconnection, the zonal field significantly counteracts equilibrium field to make the magnetic shear between the two rational surfaces so weak that the residual self-generated vortices of the previous DTM burst are able to trigger a reverse DTM reconnection by curling the field lines.

  6. Relativistic Jets Shine through Shocks or Magnetic Reconnection?

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    Sironi, Lorenzo; Giannios, Dimitrios

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of gamma-ray-bursts and jets from active galactic nuclei reveal that the jet flow is characterized by a high radiative efficiency and that the dissipative mechanism must be a powerful accelerator of non-thermal particles. Shocks and magnetic reconnection have long been considered as possible candidates for powering the jet emission. Recent progress via fully-kinetic particle-in-cell simulations allows us to revisit this issue on firm physical grounds. We show that shock models are unlikely to account for the jet emission. In fact, when shocks are efficient at dissipating energy, they typically do not accelerate particles far beyond the thermal energy, and vice versa. In contrast, we show that magnetic reconnection can deposit more than 50% of the dissipated energy into non-thermal leptons as long as the energy density of the magnetic field in the bulk flow is larger than the rest mass energy density. The emitting region, i.e., the reconnection downstream, is characterized by a rough energy equipa...

  7. A Conceptual Restoration Plan and Tidal Hydrology Assessment for Reconnecting Spring Branch Creek to Suisun Marsh, Solano County, California

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    Olson, Jessica J.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Reconnecting Spring Branch Creek to Suisun Marsh, SolanoFramework CHAPTER 2. SPRING BRANCH CREEK SITE ASSESSMENT 2.1Model for Spring Branch Creek Following Reconnection CHAPTER

  8. An Automation System for Optimizing a Supply Chain Network Design under the Influence of Demand Uncertainty

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    Polany, Rany

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii 3Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Dashboard/Cockpit Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  9. Final Report: Laboratory Studies of Spontaneous Reconnection and Intermittent Plasma Objects

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    Egedal-Pedersen, Jan [Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Porkolab, Miklos [Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of the collisionless magnetic reconnection constituted the primary work carried out under this grant. The investigations utilized two magnetic configurations with distinct boundary conditions. Both configurations were based upon the Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF) at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and the MIT Physics Department. The NSF/DOE award No. 0613734, supported two graduate students (now Drs. W. Fox and N. Katz) and material expenses. The grant enabled these students to operate the VTF basic plasma physics experiment on magnetic reconnection. The first configuration was characterized by open boundary conditions where the magnetic field lines interface directly with the vacuum vessel walls. The reconnection dynamics for this configuration has been methodically characterized and it has been shown that kinetic effects related to trapped electron trajectories are responsible for the high rates of reconnection observed. This type of reconnection has not been investigated before. Nevertheless, the results are directly relevant to observations by the Wind spacecraft of fast reconnection deep in the Earth magnetotail. The second configuration was developed to be relevant to specifically to numerical simulations of magnetic reconnection, allowing the magnetic field-lines to be contained inside the device. The configuration is compatible with the presence of large current sheets in the reconnection region and reconnection is observed in fast powerful bursts. These reconnection events facilitate the first experimental investigations of the physics governing the spontaneous onset of fast reconnection. In the Report we review the general motivation of this work and provide an overview of our experimental and theoretical results enabled by the support through the awards.

  10. Three-Dimensional Reconnection of Untwisted Magnetic Flux M. G. Linton 1 and E. R. Priest 2

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    Priest, Eric

    and Forbes, 2000). Reconnection probably plays an important role as an energy source for coronal heating (e in the immediate neighborhood of a reconnection region, which, at such small scales, is expected to be 2D. However, the manner in which these local reconnection regions connect to the larger scale, global, three dimensional

  11. THREE-DIMENSIONAL RECONNECTION OF UNTWISTED MAGNETIC FLUX TUBES M. G. Linton1

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    Priest, Eric

    ). Reconnection prob- ably plays an important role as an energy source for coronal heating (e.g., Parker 1972 direction. These studies generally focus on the small-scale dynamics in the immediate neighborhood in which these local reconnection regions connect to the larger scale, global, three-dimensional magnetic

  12. Earth Planets Space, 53, 539545, 2001 Study of local reconnection physics in a laboratory plasma

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    Ji, Hantao

    Earth Planets Space, 53, 539­545, 2001 Study of local reconnection physics in a laboratory plasma reconnection rates are found to be quantitatively consistent with a generalized Sweet-Parker model which of the increased ion energy must be due to nonclassical processes, consistent with the resistivity enhancement

  13. Self-Regulation of Solar Coronal Heating Process via the Collisionless Reconnection Condition Dmitri A. Uzdensky*

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    Self-Regulation of Solar Coronal Heating Process via the Collisionless Reconnection Condition December 2007) I propose a new paradigm for solar coronal heating viewed as a self-regulating process the main heating process in this model is magnetic reconnection, I will first summarize the recent progress

  14. Magnetic reconnection between small-scale loops observed with the New Vacuum Solar Telescope

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    Yang, Shuhong; Xiang, Yongyuan

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the high tempo-spatial resolution H$\\alpha$ images observed with the New Vacuum Solar Telescope, we report the solid observational evidence of magnetic reconnection between two sets of small-scale anti-parallel loops with an X-shaped topology. The reconnection process contains two steps: a slow step with the duration of more than several tens of minutes, and a rapid step lasting for only about three minutes. During the slow reconnection, two sets of anti-parallel loops reconnect gradually, and new loops are formed and stacked together. During the rapid reconnection, the anti-parallel loops approach each other quickly, and then the rapid reconnection takes place, resulting in the disappearance of former loops. In the meantime, new loops are formed and separate. The region between the approaching loops is brightened, and the thickness and length of this region are determined to be about 420 km and 1.4 Mm, respectively. During the rapid reconnection process, obvious brightenings at the reconnection site an...

  15. Collisionless magnetic reconnection in the presence of a sheared velocity field

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    Faganello, M. [Ecole Polytechnique, LPP, Palaiseau, 91128 (France); Pegoraro, F.; Califano, F. [Department of Physics, University of Pisa and CNISM, Pisa, 56127 (Italy); Marradi, L. [Department of Physics, University of Pisa and CNISM, Pisa, 56127 (Italy)] [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, 06304 Nice (France)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The linear theory of magnetic field lines reconnection in a two-dimensional configuration in the presence of a (Kelvin-Helmholtz stable) sheared velocity field is investigated within a single fluid model, where the onset of magnetic field line reconnection is made possible by the effect of electron inertia in the so called large DELTA{sup '} regime.

  16. Energetic particles from three-dimensional magnetic reconnection events in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experimenta...

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    Brown, Michael R.

    of reconnection. In a typical SSX discharge, the peak reconnection electromotive force E vBL (105 m/s)(0.05 T)(0 field and fluid are coupled forming a magnetofluid . Magnetic reconnec- tion converts magnetic energy to bulk flow, individual par- ticle acceleration and heat. In two dimensions, the picture reduces

  17. Formation of a localized acceleration potential during magnetic reconnection with a guide field

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    Egedal, Jan

    Formation of a localized acceleration potential during magnetic reconnection with a guide field JV have recently been observed by the Wind spacecraft.3 This is conclusive evidence that reconnection of both the electrons and the ions. Here we introduce the acceleration potential, , as a mea- sure

  18. Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging of Three-dimensional Magnetic Reconnection in a Solar Eruption

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    Sun, J Q; Ding, M D; Guo, Y; Priest, E R; Parnell, C E; Edwards, S J; Zhang, J; Chen, P F; Fang, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection, a change of magnetic field connectivity, is a fundamental physical process in which magnetic energy is released explosively. It is responsible for various eruptive phenomena in the universe. However, this process is difficult to observe directly. Here, the magnetic topology associated with a solar reconnection event is studied in three dimensions (3D) using the combined perspectives of two spacecraft. The sequence of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) images clearly shows that two groups of oppositely directed and non-coplanar magnetic loops gradually approach each other, forming a separator or quasi-separator and then reconnecting. The plasma near the reconnection site is subsequently heated from $\\sim$1 to $\\ge$5 MK. Shortly afterwards, warm flare loops ($\\sim$3 MK) appear underneath the hot plasma. Other observational signatures of reconnection, including plasma inflows and downflows, are unambiguously revealed and quantitatively measured. These observations provide direct evidence of magneti...

  19. Architectures of Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation

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    Architectures of Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation Cem Kaner Institute of Technology October 2003 #12;Architectures of Test Automation 2 Acknowledgements developed a course on test automation architecture, and in the Los Altos Workshops on Software Testing

  20. Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, Automated Testing. 1 Software Test Automation:Software Test Automation

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    Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, Automated Testing. 1 Software Test Automation:Software Test Automation: A RealA Real--World ProblemWorld Problem Cem Kaner, Ph.D., J.D. #12;Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, Automated Testing. 2 This TalkThis Talk The most widely used class of automated testing tools leads senior software

  1. High Volume Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation

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    High Volume Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation Keynote Automation 2 AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements · Many of the ideas in this presentation were initially jointly developed with Doug Hoffman,as we developed a course on test automation architecture, and in the Los Altos

  2. The onset of ion heating during magnetic reconnection with a strong guide field

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    Drake, J. F., E-mail: drake@umd.edu [Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Swisdak, M., E-mail: swisdak@umd.edu [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The onset of the acceleration of ions during magnetic reconnection is explored via particle-in-cell simulations in the limit of a strong ambient guide field that self-consistently and simultaneously follow the motions of protons and ? particles. Heating parallel to the local magnetic field during reconnection with a guide field is strongly reduced compared with the reconnection of anti-parallel magnetic fields. The dominant heating of thermal ions during guide field reconnection results from pickup behavior of ions during their entry into reconnection exhausts and dominantly produces heating perpendicular rather than parallel to the local magnetic field. Pickup behavior requires that the ion transit time across the exhaust boundary (with a transverse scale of the order of the ion sound Larmor radius) be short compared with the ion cyclotron period. This translates into a threshold in the strength of reconnecting magnetic field that favors the heating of ions with high mass-to-charge. A simulation with a broad initial current layer produces a reconnecting system in which the amplitude of the reconnecting magnetic field just upstream of the dissipation region increases with time as reconnection proceeds. The sharp onset of perpendicular heating when the pickup threshold is crossed is documented. A comparison of the time variation of the parallel and perpendicular ion heating with that predicted based on the strength of the reconnecting field establishes the scaling of ion heating with ambient parameters both below and above the pickup threshold. The relevance to observations of ion heating in the solar corona is discussed.

  3. A Verified Hybrid Controller For Automated Vehicles

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    Lygeros, J.; Godbole, D. N.; Sastry, S.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    con- trollers for vehicle automation," in American ControlTomizuka, Vehicle lateral control for highway automation,"

  4. Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery

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    oil production. High voltage transmission lines carry electrical power. Networks, smart grids: new model for synchronization May, 21 2013 - Researchers developed a...

  5. Temperature controlled high voltage regulator

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    Chiaro, Jr., Peter J. (Clinton, TN); Schulze, Gerald K. (Knoxville, TN)

    2004-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A temperature controlled high voltage regulator for automatically adjusting the high voltage applied to a radiation detector is described. The regulator is a solid state device that is independent of the attached radiation detector, enabling the regulator to be used by various models of radiation detectors, such as gas flow proportional radiation detectors.

  6. THE DEPENDENCE OF MAGNETIC RECONNECTION ON PLASMA {beta} AND MAGNETIC SHEAR: EVIDENCE FROM SOLAR WIND OBSERVATIONS

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    Phan, T. D.; Pasma, C.; Oeieroset, M.; Larson, D.; Lin, R. P.; Davis, M. S. [SSL, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Gosling, J. T. [University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Paschmann, G. [MPE, Garching (Germany); Drake, J. F., E-mail: phan@ssl.berkeley.ed [University of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)

    2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We address the conditions for the onset of magnetic reconnection based on a survey of 197 reconnection events in solar wind current sheets observed by the Wind spacecraft. We report the first observational evidence for the dependence of the occurrence of reconnection on a combination of the magnetic field shear angle, {theta}, across the current sheet and the difference in the plasma {beta} values on the two sides of the current sheet, {Delta}{beta}. For low {Delta}{beta}, reconnection occurred for both low and high magnetic shears, whereas only large magnetic shear events were observed for large {Delta}{beta}: Events with shears as low as 11{sup 0} were observed for {Delta}{beta} < 0.1, but for {Delta}{beta} > 1.5 only events with {theta} > 100{sup 0} were detected. Our observations are in quantitative agreement with a theoretical prediction that reconnection is suppressed in high {beta} plasmas at low magnetic shears due to super-Alfvenic drift of the X-line caused by plasma pressure gradients across the current sheet. The magnetic shear-{Delta}{beta} dependence could account for the high occurrence rate of reconnection observed in current sheets embedded within interplanetary coronal mass ejections, compared to those in the ambient solar wind. It would also suggest that reconnection could occur at a substantially higher rate in solar wind current sheets closer to the Sun than at 1 AU and thus may play an important role in the generation and heating of the solar wind.

  7. Magnetic reconnection mediated by hyper-resistive plasmoid instability

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    Huang, Yi-Min; Bhattacharjee, A. [Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence, Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, Max Planck-Princeton Center for Plasma Physics and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence, Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, Max Planck-Princeton Center for Plasma Physics and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Forbes, Terry G. [Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 (United States)] [Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 (United States)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection mediated by the hyper-resistive plasmoid instability is studied with both linear analysis and nonlinear simulations. The linear growth rate is found to scale as S{sub H}{sup 1/6} with respect to the hyper-resistive Lundquist number S{sub H}?L{sup 3}V{sub A}/?{sub H}, where L is the system size, V{sub A} is the Alfvén velocity, and ?{sub H} is the hyper-resistivity. In the nonlinear regime, reconnection rate becomes nearly independent of S{sub H}, the number of plasmoids scales as S{sub H}{sup 1/2}, and the secondary current sheet length and width both scale as S{sub H}{sup ?1/2}. These scalings are consistent with a heuristic argument assuming secondary current sheets are close to marginal stability. The distribution of plasmoids as a function of the enclosed flux ? is found to obey a ?{sup ?1} power law over an extended range, followed by a rapid fall off for large plasmoids. These results are compared with those from resistive magnetohydrodynamic studies.

  8. Experimental observation of 3-D, impulsive reconnection events in a laboratory plasma

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    Dorfman, S.; Ji, H.; Yamada, M.; Yoo, J.; Lawrence, E.; Myers, C.; Tharp, T. D. [Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Fast, impulsive reconnection is commonly observed in laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas. In this work, impulsive, local, 3-D reconnection is identified for the first time in a laboratory current sheet. The two-fluid, impulsive reconnection events observed on the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) [Yamada et al., Phys Plasmas 4, 1936 (1997)] cannot be explained by 2-D models and are therefore fundamentally three-dimensional. Several signatures of flux ropes are identified with these events; 3-D high current density regions with O-point structure form during a slow buildup period that precedes a fast disruption of the reconnecting current layer. The observed drop in the reconnection current and spike in the reconnection rate during the disruption are due to ejection of these flux ropes from the layer. Underscoring the 3-D nature of the events, strong out-of-plane gradients in both the density and reconnecting magnetic field are found to play a key role in this process. Electromagnetic fluctuations in the lower hybrid frequency range are observed to peak at the disruption time; however, they are not the key physics responsible for the impulsive phenomena observed. Important features of the disruption dynamics cannot be explained by an anomalous resistivity model. An important discrepancy in the layer width and force balance between the collisionless regime of MRX and kinetic simulations is also revisited. The wider layers observed in MRX may be due to the formation of flux ropes with a wide range of sizes; consistent with this hypothesis, flux rope signatures are observed down to the smallest scales resolved by the diagnostics. Finally, a 3-D two-fluid model is proposed to explain how the observed out-of-plane variation may lead to a localized region of enhanced reconnection that spreads in the direction of the out-of-plane electron flow, ejecting flux ropes from the layer in a 3-D manner.

  9. Cognitive Engineering Automation and Human

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    Parasuraman, Raja

    · Home automation · Robotics · Unmanned vehicles (UAVs and UGVs) · Drug design/Molecular geneticsCognitive Engineering PSYC 530 Automation and Human Performance Raja Parasuraman #12;Overview Automation-Related Accidents Levels and Stages of Automation Information Acquisition and Analysis Decision

  10. RF test bench automation Description

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    Dobigeon, Nicolas

    RF test bench automation Description: Callisto would like to implement automated RF test bench. Three RF test benches have to be studied and automated: LNA noise temperature test bench LNA gain phase of the test benches and an implementation of the automation phase. Tasks: Noise temperature

  11. Dynamic simulation of voltage collapses

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    Deuse, J.; Stubbe, M. (Tractebel, Brussels (Belgium))

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the time the voltage collapse phenomena are studied by means of computer programs designed for the calculation of steady state conditions. But in the real world, the simultaneous occurrences of losses of synchronism, of AVR dynamics or of transformer tap changes call for a full dynamic simulation of voltage phenomena. The present paper shows some examples of dynamic simulations of voltage phenomena using a new general purpose stability program (EUROSTAG), covering in a continuous way the classical fields of transient, mid-term and long-term stability, and also the quasi steady state conditions of a power system.

  12. Saving Megawatts with Voltage Optimization

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    Wilson, T.; Bell, D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that had been installed at several electric utility distribution substations in the U.S. and Canada. These systems, being operated in Conservation Voltage Regulation mode, have provided significant energy conservation where they have been installed...

  13. Voltage tunable microwave ferrite resonator

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    Oates, Daniel E.

    A novel method of implementing a tunable resonator using an applied voltage is presented. Stress is used to tune a microstrip resonator fabricated on a polycrystalline ferrite substrate. The stress was applied either ...

  14. Local Measurement of NonClassical Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection

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    particles. Solar observations suggest that hard X­rays from solar flares are produced by reconnection [3 energization. Therefore, a rigorous demonstration of both these aspects simultaneously, which is the subject

  15. Local Measurement of Non-Classical Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection

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    particles. Solar observations suggest that hard X-rays from solar flares are produced by reconnection [3 energization. Therefore, a rigorous demonstration of both these aspects simultaneously, which is the subject

  16. Transport enhancement and suppression in turbulent magnetic reconnection: A self-consistent turbulence model

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    Yokoi, N. [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Higashimori, K.; Hoshino, M. [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Through the enhancement of transport, turbulence is expected to contribute to the fast reconnection. However, the effects of turbulence are not so straightforward. In addition to the enhancement of transport, turbulence under some environment shows effects that suppress the transport. In the presence of turbulent cross helicity, such dynamic balance between the transport enhancement and suppression occurs. As this result of dynamic balance, the region of effective enhanced magnetic diffusivity is confined to a narrow region, leading to the fast reconnection. In order to confirm this idea, a self-consistent turbulence model for the magnetic reconnection is proposed. With the aid of numerical simulations where turbulence effects are incorporated in a consistent manner through the turbulence model, the dynamic balance in the turbulence magnetic reconnection is confirmed.

  17. Magnitude of the Hall fields during magnetic reconnection J. Egedal,1

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    Egedal, Jan

    in the magnetosphere and the solar wind, reconnection involves the decoupling of electrons and ions in the diffusion fruitful to first consider what balances the -neue × B J? × B force on the electrons. This force

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - arcade field reconnection Sample Search...

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    Collection: Physics 9 Submitted to Ap.J. A Model of Solar Flares and Their Homologous Behavior Summary: reconnection of arcade field lines, generation of magnetic islands in the...

  19. ON THE NATURE OF RECONNECTION AT A SOLAR CORONAL NULL POINT ABOVE A SEPARATRIX DOME

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    Pontin, D. I. [Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN (United Kingdom); Priest, E. R. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS (United Kingdom); Galsgaard, K., E-mail: dpontin@maths.dundee.ac.uk [Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen DK-2100 (Denmark)

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Three-dimensional magnetic null points are ubiquitous in the solar corona and in any generic mixed-polarity magnetic field. We consider magnetic reconnection at an isolated coronal null point whose fan field lines form a dome structure. Using analytical and computational models, we demonstrate several features of spine-fan reconnection at such a null, including the fact that substantial magnetic flux transfer from one region of field line connectivity to another can occur. The flux transfer occurs across the current sheet that forms around the null point during spine-fan reconnection, and there is no separator present. Also, flipping of magnetic field lines takes place in a manner similar to that observed in the quasi-separatrix layer or slip-running reconnection.

  20. The Roles of Reconnected Flux and Overlying Fields in CME Speeds

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    Deng, Minda

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard model of eruptive, two-ribbon flares involves reconnection of over- lying magnetic fields beneath a rising ejection. Numerous observers have reported evidence linking this reconnection, indicated by photospheric flux swept out by flare ribbons, to coronal mass ejection (CME) acceleration. This acceleration might be caused by reconnected fields that wrap around the ejection producing an increased outward hoop force. Other observations have linked stronger over- lying fields, measured by the power-law index of the fitted decay rate of field strength overlying eruption sites, to slower CME speeds. This might be caused by greater downward magnetic tension in stronger overlying fields. So overlying fields might both help and hinder the acceleration of CMEs: reconnection that converts overlying fields into flux winding about the ejection might help, but unreconnected overlying fields might hurt. Here, we investigate the roles of both ribbon fluxes and the decay rates of overlying fields in a set of 16 ...

  1. Electromagnetic instability of thin reconnection layers: Comparison of three-dimensional simulations with MRX observations

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    Roytershteyn, V.; Karimabadi, H. [SciberQuest, Inc., Del Mar, California 92014 (United States)] [SciberQuest, Inc., Del Mar, California 92014 (United States); Dorfman, S.; Ji, H.; Yamada, M. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Daughton, W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of current-aligned instabilities on magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional regimes is investigated using experimental observations from Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) [M. Yamada et al., Phys. Plasmas 4, 1936 (1997)] and large-scale fully kinetic simulations. In the simulations as well as in the experiment, the dominant instability is localized near the center of the reconnection layer, produces large perturbations of the magnetic field, and is characterized by the wavenumber that is a geometric mean between electron and ion gyroradii k?(?{sub e}?{sub i}){sup ?1/2}. However, both the simulations and the experimental observations suggest the instability is not the dominant reconnection mechanism under parameters typical of MRX.

  2. Inertial-Range Reconnection in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence and in the Solar Wind

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    Lalescu, Cristian C; Eyink, Gregory L; Drivas, Theodore D; Vishniac, Ethan T; Lazarian, Alexander

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In situ spacecraft data on the solar wind show events identified as magnetic reconnection with outflows and apparent "`$X$-lines" $10^{3-4}$ times ion scales. To understand the role of turbulence at these scales, we make a case study of an inertial-range reconnection event in a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation. We observe stochastic wandering of field-lines in space, breakdown of standard magnetic flux-freezing due to Richardson dispersion, and a broadened reconnection zone containing many current sheets. The coarse-grain magnetic geometry is like large-scale reconnection in the solar wind, however, with a hyperbolic flux-tube or "$X$-line" extending over integral length-scales.

  3. Situ Discovery Electrostatic Potential, Trapping Electrons and Mediating Fast Reconnection Earth's Magnetotail

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    Egedal, Jan

    Situ Discovery Electrostatic Potential, Trapping Electrons and Mediating Fast Reconnection Earth phase distributions, measured Wind spacecraft a rare crossing diffusion region in Earth's magnetotail, the presence a strong electrostatic potential within ion diffusion region is revealed. potential reaching

  4. ABBGroup-1-High voltage lab

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    Basse, Nils Plesner

    . GENERATION System voltage: 12-24 kV Rated current: 6000-24000 A Max. short-circuit current: 50-500 kA TRANSMISSION System voltage: 72-800 kV Rated current: 2500-4000 A Max. short-circuit current: 25-63 k. It is designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short-circuit. A circuit

  5. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A design flow for building automation and control systems,’’Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yangdesign of the build- ing automation system (including the

  6. Demonstration of Automated Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a future in which vehicle automation technologies are ableto support the heavy vehicle automation including PrecisionCommittee on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and the attendees

  7. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    design flow for building automation systems that focuses onflow for building automation and control systems,’’ in Proc.Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yang

  8. A Matter of Quantum Voltages

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    Sellner, Bernhard; Kathmann, Shawn M.

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Voltages inside matter are relevant to crystallization, materials science, biology, catalysis, and aqueous chemistry. Electron holography is able to measure the variation of voltages in matter and modern supercomputers allow the calculation of quantum voltages with practically unlimited spatial and temporal resolution of bulk systems. Of particular interest is the Mean Inner Potential (Vo) - the spatial average of these voltages. Voltages are very sensitive to the distribution of electrons and provide metrics to understand interactions in condensed phases. In the present study, we find excellent agreement with measurements of Vo for vitrified water and salt crystals and demonstrate the impact of covalent and ionic bonding as well as intermolecular/atomic interactions. Furthermore, we predict Vo as well as the fluctuations of these voltages in aqueous NaCl electrolytes and characterize the changes in their behavior as the resolution increases below the size of atoms. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle. This research used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

  9. Automated Lattice Perturbation Theory

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    Monahan, Christopher

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I review recent developments in automated lattice perturbation theory. Starting with an overview of lattice perturbation theory, I focus on the three automation packages currently "on the market": HiPPy/HPsrc, Pastor and PhySyCAl. I highlight some recent applications of these methods, particularly in B physics. In the final section I briefly discuss the related, but distinct, approach of numerical stochastic perturbation theory.

  10. Automated pavement crack detection

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    Rao, Ashok Madhava

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Electrical Engineering AUTOMATED PAVEMENT CRACK DETECTION A Thesis by ASHOK MADHAVA RAO Approved as to style and content by . c Norman C. Grisw d (Chair of Committ ) Nasser Kehtarnavaz (Member) g, J~, Karan Watson Robert L. Lytt (Member) Jo W.... Howze (Head of Department) December 1991 111 ABSTRACT Automated Pavement Crack Detection. (December 1991) Ashok Madhava, Rao, B. E. , Mysore University Chair of Advisory Committee: Norman. C. Griswold Due to load, environmental and structural...

  11. Current sheets and pressure anisotropy in the reconnection exhaust

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    Le, A.; Karimabadi, H.; Roytershteyn, V. [SciberQuest, Inc., Del Mar, California 92014 (United States)] [SciberQuest, Inc., Del Mar, California 92014 (United States); Egedal, J. [University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)] [University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Ng, J. [PPPL, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [PPPL, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Scudder, J. [University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Daughton, W.; Liu, Y.-H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A particle-in-cell simulation shows that the exhaust during anti-parallel reconnection in the collisionless regime contains a current sheet extending 100 inertial lengths from the X line. The current sheet is supported by electron pressure anisotropy near the X line and ion anisotropy farther downstream. Field-aligned electron currents flowing outside the magnetic separatrices feed the exhaust current sheet and generate the out-of-plane, or Hall, magnetic field. Existing models based on different mechanisms for each particle species provide good estimates for the levels of pressure anisotropy. The ion anisotropy, which is strong enough to reach the firehose instability threshold, is also important for overall force balance. It reduces the outflow speed of the plasma.

  12. Magnetic reconnection with anomalous resistivity in two-and-a-half dimensions. I. Quasistationary case

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    Malyshkin, Leonid M.; Linde, Timur; Kulsrud, Russell M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Chicago, Center for Magnetic Self-Organization (CMSO), Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Center for Magnetic Self-Organization (CMSO), Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper quasistationary, 'two-and-a-half-dimensional' magnetic reconnection is studied in the framework of incompressible resistive magnetohydrodynamics. A new theoretical approach for the calculation of the reconnection rate is presented. This approach is based on the local analytical derivations in a thin reconnection layer, and it is applicable to the case when resistivity is anomalous and is an arbitrary function of the electric current and the spatial coordinates. It is found that a quasistationary reconnection rate is fully determined by a particular functional form of the anomalous resistivity and by the local configuration of the magnetic field just outside the reconnection layer. It is also found that, in the special case of constant resistivity, reconnection is Sweet-Parker [Electromagnetic Phenomena, edited by B. Lehnert (Cambridge University Press, New York, 1958), p. 123; Astrophys. J., Suppl. 8, 177 (1963)] and not Petschek [AAS-NASA Symposium on Solar Flares NASA SP5 (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., 1964), p. 425].

  13. Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits

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    Berzins, M.

    Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits Science teaching unit #12;Disclaimer The Department-2008DVD-EN Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits #12;#12;© Crown copyright 2008 1The National Strategies | Secondary Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits 00094-2008DVD-EN Contents Voltage

  14. General approach to automation of FLASH subsystems

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    General approach to automation of FLASH subsystems Boguslaw Kosda #12;Agenda Motivation Nature of automation software for high energy experiments. Ultimate role of the automation software: Maximization of lasers availability. Automation of routine activities as startup, shutdown ... Continuous monitoring

  15. Ancillary service details: Voltage control

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    Kirby, B.; Hirst, E.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Voltage control is accomplished by managing reactive power on an alternating-current power system. Reactive power can be produced and absorbed by both generation and transmission equipment. Reactive-power devices differ substantially in the magnitude and speed of response and in their capital costs. System operators, transmission owners, generators, customers, power marketers, and government regulators need to pay close attention to voltage control as they restructure the U.S. electricity industry. Voltage control can affect reliability and commerce in three ways: (1) Voltages must be maintained within an acceptable range for both customer and power-system equipment to function properly. (2) The movement of reactive power consumes transmission resources, which limits the ability to move real power and worsens congestion. (3) The movement of reactive power results in real-power losses. When generators are required to supply excessive amounts of reactive power, their real-power production must be curtailed. These opportunity costs are not currently compensated for in most regions. Current tariffs are based on embedded costs. These embedded-cost tariffs average about $0.51/MWh, equivalent to $1.5 billion annually for the United States as a whole. Although this cost is low when compared with the cost of energy, it still aggregates to a significant amount of money. This report takes a basic look at why the power system requires reactive power (an appendix explains the fundamentals of real and reactive power). The report then examines the various types of generation and transmission resources used to supply reactive power and to control voltage. Finally it discusses how these resources are deployed and paid for in several reliability regions around the country. As the U.S. electricity industry is restructured, the generation, transmission, and system-control equipment and functions that maintain voltages within the appropriate ranges are being deintegrated.

  16. Automated gas chromatography

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    Mowry, Curtis D. (Albuquerque, NM); Blair, Dianna S. (Albuquerque, NM); Rodacy, Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM); Reber, Stephen D. (Corrales, NM)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and process for the continuous, near real-time monitoring of low-level concentrations of organic compounds in a liquid, and, more particularly, a water stream. A small liquid volume of flow from a liquid process stream containing organic compounds is diverted by an automated process to a heated vaporization capillary where the liquid volume is vaporized to a gas that flows to an automated gas chromatograph separation column to chromatographically separate the organic compounds. Organic compounds are detected and the information transmitted to a control system for use in process control. Concentrations of organic compounds less than one part per million are detected in less than one minute.

  17. High voltage MOSFET switching circuit

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    McEwan, T.E.

    1994-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of source lead inductance in a MOSFET switching circuit is compensated for by adding an inductor to the gate circuit. The gate circuit inductor produces an inductive spike which counters the source lead inductive drop to produce a rectangular drive voltage waveform at the internal gate-source terminals of the MOSFET. 2 figs.

  18. High voltage MOSFET switching circuit

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    McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of source lead inductance in a MOSFET switching circuit is compensated for by adding an inductor to the gate circuit. The gate circuit inductor produces an inductive spike which counters the source lead inductive drop to produce a rectangular drive voltage waveform at the internal gate-source terminals of the MOSFET.

  19. Bulk ion acceleration and particle heating during magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma

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    Yoo, Jongsoo; Yamada, Masaaki; Ji, Hantao; Jara-Almonte, Jonathan; Myers, Clayton E. [Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk ion acceleration and particle heating during magnetic reconnection are studied in the collisionless plasma of the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX). The plasma is in the two-fluid regime, where the motion of the ions is decoupled from that of the electrons within the ion diffusion region. The reconnection process studied here is quasi-symmetric since plasma parameters such as the magnitude of the reconnecting magnetic field, the plasma density, and temperature are compatible on each side of the current sheet. Our experimental data show that the in-plane (Hall) electric field plays a key role in ion heating and acceleration. The electrostatic potential that produces the in-plane electric field is established by electrons that are accelerated near the electron diffusion region. The in-plane profile of this electrostatic potential shows a “well” structure along the direction normal to the reconnection current sheet. This well becomes deeper and wider downstream as its boundary expands along the separatrices where the in-plane electric field is strongest. Since the in-plane electric field is 3–4 times larger than the out-of-plane reconnection electric field, it is the primary source of energy for the unmagnetized ions. With regard to ion acceleration, the Hall electric field causes ions near separatrices to be ballistically accelerated toward the outflow direction. Ion heating occurs as the accelerated ions travel into the high pressure downstream region. This downstream ion heating cannot be explained by classical, unmagnetized transport theory; instead, we conclude that ions are heated by re-magnetization of ions in the reconnection exhaust and collisions. Two-dimensional (2-D) simulations with the global geometry similar to MRX demonstrate downstream ion thermalization by the above mechanisms. Electrons are also significantly heated during reconnection. The electron temperature sharply increases across the separatrices and peaks just outside of the electron diffusion region. Unlike ions, electrons acquire energy mostly from the reconnection electric field, and the energy gain is localized near the X-point. However, the increase in the electron bulk flow energy remains negligible. These observations support the assertion that efficient electron heating mechanisms exist around the electron diffusion region and that the heat generated there is quickly transported along the magnetic field due to the high parallel thermal conductivity of electrons. Classical Ohmic dissipation based on the perpendicular Spitzer resistivity is too small to balance the measured heat flux, indicating the presence of anomalous electron heating.

  20. Experimental onset threshold and magnetic pressure pileup for 3D Sweet-Parker reconnection

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    Intrator, Thomas P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sun, Xuan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lapenta, Giovanni [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Furno, Ivo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; [NON LANL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In space, astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, magnetic reconnect ion converts magnetic into particle energy during unsteady, explosive events. The abrupt onset and cessation has been a long standing puzzle. We show the first three-dimensional (3D) laboratory example of onset and stagnation of Sweet-Parker type magnetic reconnection between magnetized and parallel current (flux) ropes driven by magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) attraction and 3D instability. Mutually attracting flux ropes advect and merge oppositely directed magnetic fields. Magnetic flux is annihilated, but reaches soon a threshold where magnetic flux and pressure pile up, and reconnection magnetic topology appears. This occurs when inflow speeds exceed the SweetParker speed v{sub SP} = v{sub A} / S{sup 1/2}, where v{sub A} is the Alfven speed and S is the Lundquist number for the reconnection layer, as magnetic flux arrives faster than flux annihilation can process it. Finally piled up fields generate MHD reaction forces that stall the inflow and the reconnection process.

  1. A Laboratory Experiment of Magnetic Reconnection: Outflows, Heating and Waves in Chromospheric Jets

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    Nishizuka, N; Tanabe, H; Kuwahata, A; Kaminou, Y; Ono, Y; Inomoto, M; Shimizu, T

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hinode observations have revealed intermittent recurrent plasma ejections/jets in the chromosphere. These are interpreted as a result of non-perfectly anti-parallel magnetic reconnection, i.e. component reconnection, between a twisted magnetic flux tube and the pre-existing coronal/chromospheric magnetic field, though the fundamental physics of component reconnection is unrevealed. In this paper, we experimentally reproduced the magnetic configuration and investigated the dynamics of plasma ejections, heating and wave generation triggered by component reconnection in the chromosphere. We set plasma parameters as in the chromosphere (density 10^14 cm^-3, temperature 5-10 eV, i.e. (5-10)x10^4 K, and reconnection magnetic field 200 G) using argon plasma. Our experiment shows bi-directional outflows with the speed of 5 km/s at maximum, ion heating in the downstream area over 30 eV and magnetic fluctuations mainly at 5-10 us period. We succeeded in qualitatively reproducing chromospheric jets, but quantitatively w...

  2. Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Protocol for Building Automation and Control  Networks.  Protocol for Building Automation and Control  Networks, Demand Response Automation Server  Demand Response Research 

  3. Office Automation Document Preparation

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    .2 Distinctions 1.3 Facilities 1.3.1 Document Preparation 1.3.2 Records Management 1.3.3 Communication 1 organizations contemplating the installation of document-preparation systems. * Administrative managersOffice Automation and Document Preparation for the v' University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  4. Automated Microbial Genome Annotation

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    Land, Miriam [DOE Joint Genome Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Miriam Land of the DOE Joint Genome Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory gives a talk on the current state and future challenges of moving toward automated microbial genome annotation at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM

  5. automated serum chemistry: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Summary: Test Automation Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2013 Mousavi: Test Automation 12;Test Automation...

  6. Electron acceleration by cascading reconnection in the solar corona I Magnetic gradient and curvature effects

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    Zhou, X; Barta, M; Gan, W; Liu, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aims: We investigate the electron acceleration in convective electric fields of cascading magnetic reconnection in a flaring solar corona and show the resulting hard X-ray (HXR) radiation spectra caused by Bremsstrahlung for the coronal source. Methods: We perform test particle calculation of electron motions in the framework of a guiding center approximation. The electromagnetic fields and their derivatives along electron trajectories are obtained by linearly interpolating the results of high-resolution adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) MHD simulations of cascading magnetic reconnection. Hard X-ray (HXR) spectra are calculated using an optically thin Bremsstrahlung model. Results: Magnetic gradients and curvatures in cascading reconnection current sheet accelerate electrons: trapped in magnetic islands, precipitating to the chromosphere and ejected into the interplanetary space. The final location of an electron is determined by its initial position, pitch angle and velocity. These initial conditions also influ...

  7. Particle Acceleration in three dimensional Reconnection Regions: A New Test Particle Approach

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    Rudiger Schopper; Guido T. Birk; Harald Lesch

    2001-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic Reconnection is an efficient and fast acceleration mechanism by means of direct electric field acceleration parallel to the magnetic field. Thus, acceleration of particles in reconnection regions is a very important topic in plasma astrophysics. This paper shows that the conventional analytical models and numerical test particle investigations can be misleading concerning the energy distribution of the accelerated particles, since they oversimplify the electric field structure by the assumption that the field is homogeneous. These investigations of the acceleration of charged test particles are extended by considering three-dimensional field configurations characterized by localized field-aligned electric fields. Moreover, effects of radiative losses are discussed. The comparison between homogeneous and inhomogeneous electric field acceleration in reconnection regions shows dramatic differences concerning both, the maximum particle energy and the form of the energy distribution.

  8. Laboratory Study Of Magnetic Reconnection With A Density Asymmetry Across The Current Sheet

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    Yoo, Joseph; Yamada, Massaaki; Ji, Hantao; Meyers,, Clayton E.; Jara-Almonte,; Chen, Li-Jen

    2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of an upstream density asymmetry on magnetic reconnection are studied systematically in a laboratory plasma. Despite a significant upstream density asymmetry of up to 10, the reconnecting magnetic field pro file is not signifi cantly changed. On the other hand, the out-of-plane magnetic field profile is considerably modified; it is almost bipolar in structure with the density asymmetry, as compared to the quadrupolar structure in the symmetric configuration. The in-plane ion flow pattern and the electrostatic potential pro file are also affected by the density asymmetry. Strong bulk electron heating is observed near the low-density-side separatrix together with electromagnetic fluctuations in the lower hybrid frequency range. The dependence of the ion outflow and reconnection electric field on the density asymmetry is measured and compared with theoretical expectations.

  9. Orientation of x-lines in asymmetric magnetic reconnection - mass ratio dependency

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    Liu, Yi-Hsin; Kuznetsova, Masha

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using fully kinetic simulations, we study the x-line orientation of magnetic reconnection in an asymmetric configuration. A spatially localized perturbation is employed to induce a single x-line, that has sufficient freedom to choose its orientation in three-dimensional systems. The effect of ion to electron mass ratio is investigated, and the x-line appears to bisect the magnetic shear angle across the current sheet in the large mass ratio limit. The orientation can generally be deduced by scanning through corresponding 2D simulations to find the reconnection plane that maximizes the peak reconnection electric field. The deviation from the bisection angle in the lower mass ratio limit can be explained by the physics of tearing instability.

  10. High voltage photovoltaic power converter

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    Haigh, Ronald E. (Arvada, CO); Wojtczuk, Steve (Cambridge, MA); Jacobson, Gerard F. (Livermore, CA); Hagans, Karla G. (Livermore, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An array of independently connected photovoltaic cells on a semi-insulating substrate contains reflective coatings between the cells to enhance efficiency. A uniform, flat top laser beam profile is illuminated upon the array to produce electrical current having high voltage. An essentially wireless system includes a laser energy source being fed through optic fiber and cast upon the photovoltaic cell array to prevent stray electrical signals prior to use of the current from the array. Direct bandgap, single crystal semiconductor materials, such as GaAs, are commonly used in the array. Useful applications of the system include locations where high voltages are provided to confined spaces such as in explosive detonation, accelerators, photo cathodes and medical appliances.

  11. Automated gas chromatography

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mowry, C.D.; Blair, D.S.; Rodacy, P.J.; Reber, S.D.

    1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and process for the continuous, near real-time monitoring of low-level concentrations of organic compounds in a liquid, and, more particularly, a water stream. A small liquid volume of flow from a liquid process stream containing organic compounds is diverted by an automated process to a heated vaporization capillary where the liquid volume is vaporized to a gas that flows to an automated gas chromatograph separation column to chromatographically separate the organic compounds. Organic compounds are detected and the information transmitted to a control system for use in process control. Concentrations of organic compounds less than one part per million are detected in less than one minute. 7 figs.

  12. Theorie des langages Automates `a pile

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    Bonzon, Elise

    Th´eorie des langages Automates `a pile Elise Bonzon http://web.mi.parisdescartes.fr/ bonzon/ elise.bonzon@parisdescartes.fr 1 / 62 Th´eorie des langages #12;Automates `a pile Automates `a pile Introduction Rappels sur les piles Automates `a pile : d´efinition Automates `a pile : configurations Les crit`eres d

  13. Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation

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    Valasek, John

    of automation than previous NASA vehicles, due to program requirements for automation, including Automated Ren into a human space flight vehicle, NASA has created the Function-specific Level of Autonomy and Automation Tool levels of automation than previous NASA vehicles. A key technology to the success of the CEV

  14. Automated Job Hazards Analysis

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    AJHA Program - The Automated Job Hazard Analysis (AJHA) computer program is part of an enhanced work planning process employed at the Department of Energy's Hanford worksite. The AJHA system is routinely used to performed evaluations for medium and high risk work, and in the development of corrective maintenance work packages at the site. The tool is designed to ensure that workers are fully involved in identifying the hazards, requirements, and controls associated with tasks.

  15. Low power, scalable multichannel high voltage controller

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    Stamps, James Frederick (Livermore, CA); Crocker, Robert Ward (Fremont, CA); Yee, Daniel Dadwa (Dublin, CA); Dils, David Wright (Fort Worth, TX)

    2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A low voltage control circuit is provided for individually controlling high voltage power provided over bus lines to a multitude of interconnected loads. An example of a load is a drive for capillary channels in a microfluidic system. Control is distributed from a central high voltage circuit, rather than using a number of large expensive central high voltage circuits to enable reducing circuit size and cost. Voltage is distributed to each individual load and controlled using a number of high voltage controller channel switches connected to high voltage bus lines. The channel switches each include complementary pull up and pull down photo isolator relays with photo isolator switching controlled from the central high voltage circuit to provide a desired bus line voltage. Switching of the photo isolator relays is further controlled in each channel switch using feedback from a resistor divider circuit to maintain the bus voltage swing within desired limits. Current sensing is provided using a switched resistive load in each channel switch, with switching of the resistive loads controlled from the central high voltage circuit.

  16. Low power, scalable multichannel high voltage controller

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    Stamps, James Frederick (Livermore, CA); Crocker, Robert Ward (Fremont, CA); Yee, Daniel Dadwa (Dublin, CA); Dils, David Wright (Fort Worth, TX)

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A low voltage control circuit is provided for individually controlling high voltage power provided over bus lines to a multitude of interconnected loads. An example of a load is a drive for capillary channels in a microfluidic system. Control is distributed from a central high voltage circuit, rather than using a number of large expensive central high voltage circuits to enable reducing circuit size and cost. Voltage is distributed to each individual load and controlled using a number of high voltage controller channel switches connected to high voltage bus lines. The channel switches each include complementary pull up and pull down photo isolator relays with photo isolator switching controlled from the central high voltage circuit to provide a desired bus line voltage. Switching of the photo isolator relays is further controlled in each channel switch using feedback from a resistor divider circuit to maintain the bus voltage swing within desired limits. Current sensing is provided using a switched resistive load in each channel switch, with switching of the resistive loads controlled from the central high voltage circuit.

  17. Dynamic Voltage Regulation Using Distributed Energy Resources

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    Xu, Yan [ORNL; Rizy, D Tom [ORNL; Li, Fangxing [ORNL; Kueck, John D [ORNL

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many distributed energy resources (DE) are near load centres and equipped with power electronics converters to interface with the grid, therefore it is feasible for DE to provide ancillary services such as voltage regulation, nonactive power compensation, and power factor correction. A synchronous condenser and a microturbine with an inverter interface are implemented in parallel in a distribution system to regulate the local voltage. Voltage control schemes of the inverter and the synchronous condenser are developed. The experimental results show that both the inverter and the synchronous condenser can regulate the local voltage instantaneously, while the dynamic response of the inverter is faster than the synchronous condenser; and that integrated voltage regulation (multiple DE perform voltage regulation) can increase the voltage regulation capability, increase the lifetime of the equipment, and reduce the capital and operation costs.

  18. Automation of Painted Slate Inspection

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Automation of Painted Slate Inspection BY Tim Carew (B.Eng.) carewt@eeng.dcu.ie Submitted...........................................................................................................18 2.1 Prior research on inspection of slates

  19. Voltage Vehicles | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTown of Ladoga,planningFlowmeterUtah: Energydba Vision Motor CorpEIAVogtVoltage

  20. Valliappa Lakshmanan Automating the Analysis of

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    Lakshmanan, Valliappa

    Geospatial Images January 5, 2012 Springer #12;Contents 1 Automated Analysis of Spatial Grids: MotivationValliappa Lakshmanan Automating the Analysis of Spatial Grids A Practitioner's Guide to Data Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.5 Challenges in Automated Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1

  1. automation: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  2. Topology and current ribbons: A model for current, reconnection and flaring in a complex, evolving corona

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    Longcope, Dana

    (MCC), for the build­up of magnetic energy in a three­dimensional corona of arbitrary geometry. The MCCTopology and current ribbons: A model for current, reconnection and flaring in a complex, evolving of energy from the Sun's chromosphere and corona. The build­up and release of energy in a flare has been

  3. NONTHERMAL HARD X-RAY EMISSIONS FROM MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IN THE SUN'S LOWER

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    . R. China, jihs@bbso.njit.edu 2. Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology from magnetic reconnection in the solar lower atmosphere by analyzing an M1.0 class solar flare, as observed by full disk H images of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). HXR maps constructed from the Reuven

  4. A Laboratory Study of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection in Strongly-Driven Plasmas

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    Rosenberg, M. J.; Li, C. K.; Fox, W.; Igumenshchev, I.; Seguin, F. H.; Town, R. P.J.; Frenje, J. A.; Stoeckl, C.; Glebov, V.; Petrasso, R. D.

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection, the annihilation and rearrangement of magnetic fields in a plasma, is a universal phenomenon that frequently occurs when plasmas carrying oppositely-directed field lines collide. In most natural circumstances the collision is asymmetric (the two plasmas having different properties), but laboratory research to date has been limited to symmetric configurations. Additionally, the regime of strongly-driven magnetic reconnection, where the ram pressure of the plasma dominates the magnetic pressure, as in several astrophysical environments, has also received little experimental attention. Thus, we have designed experiments to probe reconnection in asymmetric, strongly-driven, laser-generated plasmas. Here we show that, in this strongly-drivenmore »system, the rate of magnetic flux annihilation is dictated by the relative flow velocities of the opposing plasmas and is insensitive to initial asymmetries. Additionally, out-of-plane magnetic fields that arise from asymmetries in the three-dimensional plasma geometry have minimal impact on the reconnection rate, due to the strong flows.« less

  5. Production of Energetic Electrons during Magnetic Reconnection J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, and W. Thongthai

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    Shay, Michael

    islands where locally unmagnetized particles could be both trapped and accel- erated. Hoshino et al) The production of energetic electrons during magnetic reconnection is explored with full particle simulations are not expected to efficiently accelerate electrons. In the early studies of particle acceleration during mag

  6. Earth Planets Space, 00, 001--004, 1998 Topology is Destiny: Reconnection energetics in the corona

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    Longcope, Dana

    Earth Planets Space, 00, 001--004, 1998 Topology is Destiny: Reconnection energetics in the corona hypothesized that this reorganization process somehow supplies the energy heating the corona. We propose a quantitative model relating the topological role (simplification) and the energetic role (heating) of magnetic

  7. ON THE ROLE OF THE LARGE-SCALE MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IN THE CORONAL HEATING

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    Pevtsov, Alexei A.

    emerging active region. We demonstrate that the effects of remote heating can be seen at significantON THE ROLE OF THE LARGE-SCALE MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IN THE CORONAL HEATING Alexei A. Pevtsov(1 changes in the magnetic connectivity, may play a role in coronal heating. To demonstrate the validity

  8. A Laboratory Study of Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection in Strongly-Driven Plasmas

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    Rosenberg, M. J.; Li, C. K.; Fox, W.; Igumenshchev, I.; Seguin, F. H.; Town, R. P.J.; Frenje, J. A.; Stoeckl, C.; Glebov, V.; Petrasso, R. D.

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection, the annihilation and rearrangement of magnetic fields in a plasma, is a universal phenomenon that frequently occurs when plasmas carrying oppositely-directed field lines collide. In most natural circumstances the collision is asymmetric (the two plasmas having different properties), but laboratory research to date has been limited to symmetric configurations. Additionally, the regime of strongly-driven magnetic reconnection, where the ram pressure of the plasma dominates the magnetic pressure, as in several astrophysical environments, has also received little experimental attention. Thus, we have designed experiments to probe reconnection in asymmetric, strongly-driven, laser-generated plasmas. Here we show that, in this strongly-driven system, the rate of magnetic flux annihilation is dictated by the relative flow velocities of the opposing plasmas and is insensitive to initial asymmetries. Additionally, out-of-plane magnetic fields that arise from asymmetries in the three-dimensional plasma geometry have minimal impact on the reconnection rate, due to the strong flows.

  9. Investigation of magnetic reconnection during a sawtooth crash in a high-temperature tokamak plasma

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    -temperature Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) plasmas [Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 2986 in a poloidal plane, an observation consistent with the Kadomtsev reconnection theory. On the other hand Test Reactor)17 plasmas (where the magnetic Reynolds number exceeds 107) by a set of nonper- turbative

  10. PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF RECONNECTING CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELDS

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    Isliker, Heinz

    PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF RECONNECTING CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELDS PETER J in final form 18 October 2005) Abstract. Particle acceleration in large-scale turbulent coronal magnetic to be addressed, such as feedback between particle acceleration and MHD, are discussed. Keywords: particle

  11. Bulk ion acceleration and particle heating during magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasmaa)

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    Ji, Hantao

    Bulk ion acceleration and particle heating during magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasmaa January 2014; accepted 20 February 2014; published online 7 May 2014) Bulk ion acceleration and particle-plane (Hall) electric field plays a key role in ion heating and acceleration. The electrostatic potential

  12. PARTICLE ACCELERATION ASYMMETRY IN A RECONNECTING NONNEUTRAL CURRENT SHEET Valentina V. Zharkova and Mykola Gordovskyy

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    Zharkova, Valentina V.

    PARTICLE ACCELERATION ASYMMETRY IN A RECONNECTING NONNEUTRAL CURRENT SHEET Valentina V. Zharkova is found to accelerate particles to coherent energy spectra in a range of 10­100 keV for electrons and 100 of particles -- Sun: flares -- Sun: magnetic fields 1. INTRODUCTION Particle acceleration in solar flares

  13. Particle Acceleration and Plasma Dynamics during Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetically-dominated Regime

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    Guo, Fan; Daughton, William; Li, Hui

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection is thought to be the driver for many explosive phenomena in the universe. The energy release and particle acceleration during reconnection have been proposed as a mechanism for producing high-energy emissions and cosmic rays. We carry out two- and three-dimensional kinetic simulations to investigate relativistic magnetic reconnection and the associated particle acceleration. The simulations focus on electron-positron plasmas starting with a magnetically dominated, force-free current sheet ($\\sigma \\equiv B^2/(4\\pi n_e m_e c^2) \\gg 1$). For this limit, we demonstrate that relativistic reconnection is highly efficient at accelerating particles through a first-order Fermi process accomplished by the curvature drift of particles along the electric field induced by the relativistic flows. This mechanism gives rise to the formation of hard power-law spectra $f \\propto (\\gamma-1)^{-p}$ and approaches $p = 1$ for sufficiently large $\\sigma$ and system size. Eventually most of the available magne...

  14. Electromagnetic energy conversion in downstream fronts from three dimensional kinetic reconnection

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    Lapenta, Giovanni [Departement Wiskunde, KU Leuven, Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)] [Departement Wiskunde, KU Leuven, Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); Goldman, Martin; Newman, David [University of Colorado, Colorado 80309 (United States)] [University of Colorado, Colorado 80309 (United States); Markidis, Stefano [High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCViz) Department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)] [High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCViz) Department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden); Divin, Andrey [Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala (Sweden)] [Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala (Sweden)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The electromagnetic energy equation is analyzed term by term in a 3D simulation of kinetic reconnection previously reported by Vapirev et al. [J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys. 118, 1435 (2013)]. The evolution presents the usual 2D-like topological structures caused by an initial perturbation independent of the third dimension. However, downstream of the reconnection site, where the jetting plasma encounters the yet unperturbed pre-existing plasma, a downstream front is formed and made unstable by the strong density gradient and the unfavorable local acceleration field. The energy exchange between plasma and fields is most intense at the instability, reaching several pW/m{sup 3}, alternating between load (energy going from fields to particles) and generator (energy going from particles to fields) regions. Energy exchange is instead purely that of a load at the reconnection site itself in a region focused around the x-line and elongated along the separatrix surfaces. Poynting fluxes are generated at all energy exchange regions and travel away from the reconnection site transporting an energy signal of the order of about S?10{sup ?3}W/m{sup 2}.

  15. Spectroscopic measurements of temperature and plasma impurity concentration during magnetic reconnection

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    Cohen, David

    reconnection at the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment V. H. Chaplin,1,2 M. R. Brown,1 D. H. Cohen,1 T. Gray,1 counterhelicity spheromak merging studies at the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment SSX M. R. Brown, Phys. Plasmas 6 spheromak merging. Average C III ion temperature, measured with a new ion Doppler spectrometer IDS C. D

  16. Energy Spectrum of the Electrons Accelerated by a Reconnection Electric Field: Exponential or Power Law?

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    W. J. Liu; P. F. Chen; M. D. Ding; C. Fang

    2009-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The direct current (DC) electric field near the reconnection region has been proposed as an effective mechanism to accelerate protons and electrons in solar flares. A power-law energy spectrum was generally claimed in the simulations of electron acceleration by the reconnection electric field. However in most of the literature, the electric and magnetic fields were chosen independently. In this paper, we perform test-particle simulations of electron acceleration in a reconnecting magnetic field, where both the electric and magnetic fields are adopted from numerical simulations of the MHD equations. It is found that the accelerated electrons present a truncated power-law energy spectrum with an exponential tail at high energies, which is analogous to the case of diffusive shock acceleration. The influences of reconnection parameters on the spectral feature are also investigated, such as the longitudinal and transverse components of the magnetic field and the size of the current sheet. It is suggested that the DC electric field alone might not be able to reproduce the observed single or double power-law distributions.

  17. Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection in High-Lundquist Number Two-Dimensional

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    spectral method The accuracy of this code is checked with respect to how well it preserves conservation laws. In this run, the fractional difference between the two sides of the following energy conservation International Cambridge Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2011 University of New Hampshire, Durham, New

  18. Scaling of the magnetic reconnection rate with symmetric shear flow P. A. Cassak1

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    , University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA (Received 10 March 2011; accepted 20 June 2011 field converts magnetic energy into kinetic and thermal energy. Early attempts to model magnetic occurs near the subsolar point, the solar wind introduces a component of flow along the reconnecting

  19. A laboratory study of asymmetric magnetic reconnection in strongly-driven plasmas

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    Rosenberg, M. J.; Li, C. K.; Fox, W.; Igumenshchev, I.; Seguin, F. H.; Town, R.P. J.; Frenje, J. A.; Stoeckl, C.; Glebov, V.; Petrasso, R. D.

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection, the annihilation and rearrangement of magnetic fields in a plasma, is a universal phenomenon that frequently occurs when plasmas carrying oppositely-directed field lines collide. In most natural circumstances the collision is asymmetric (the two plasmas having different properties), but laboratory research to date has been limited to symmetric configurations. Additionally, the regime of strongly-driven magnetic reconnection, where the ram pressure of the plasma dominates the magnetic pressure, as in several astrophysical environments, has also received little experimental attention. Thus, we have designed experiments to probe reconnection in asymmetric, strongly-driven, laser-generated plasmas. Here we show that, in this strongly-driven system, the rate of magnetic flux annihilation is dictated by the relative flow velocities of the opposing plasmas and is insensitive to initial asymmetries. Additionally, out-of-plane magnetic fields that arise from asymmetries in the three-dimensional plasma geometry have minimal impact on the reconnection rate, due to the strong flows.

  20. Real time automated inspection

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    Fant, K.M.; Fundakowski, R.A.; Levitt, T.S.; Overland, J.E.; Suresh, B.R.; Ulrich, F.W.

    1985-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus are described relating to the real time automatic detection and classification of characteristic type surface imperfections occurring on the surfaces of material of interest such as moving hot metal slabs produced by a continuous steel caster. A data camera transversely scans continuous lines of such a surface to sense light intensities of scanned pixels and generates corresponding voltage values. The voltage values are converted to corresponding digital values to form a digital image of the surface which is subsequently processed to form an edge-enhanced image having scan lines characterized by intervals corresponding to the edges of the image. The edge-enhanced image is thresholded to segment out the edges and objects formed by the edges by interval matching and bin tracking. Features of the objects are derived and such features are utilized to classify the objects into characteristic type surface imperfections. 43 figs.

  1. Real time automated inspection

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    Fant, Karl M. (Minneapolis, MN); Fundakowski, Richard A. (Saint Paul, MN); Levitt, Tod S. (Minneapolis, MN); Overland, John E. (Plymouth, MN); Suresh, Bindinganavle R. (New Brighton, MN); Ulrich, Franz W. (Minneapolis, MN)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus relating to the real time automatic detection and classification of characteristic type surface imperfections occurring on the surfaces of material of interest such as moving hot metal slabs produced by a continuous steel caster. A data camera transversely scans continuous lines of such a surface to sense light intensities of scanned pixels and generates corresponding voltage values. The voltage values are converted to corresponding digital values to form a digital image of the surface which is subsequently processed to form an edge-enhanced image having scan lines characterized by intervals corresponding to the edges of the image. The edge-enhanced image is thresholded to segment out the edges and objects formed by the edges are segmented out by interval matching and bin tracking. Features of the objects are derived and such features are utilized to classify the objects into characteristic type surface imperfections.

  2. Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    their partnership in demand response automation research andand Techniques for Demand Response. LBNL Report 59975. Mayof Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities.

  3. Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response

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    McParland, Charles

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Automating Demand Response Charles McParland, Lawrenceand Automating Demand Response Charles McParland, LBNLCommercial and Residential Demand Response Overview of the

  4. Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Global Energy Partners; Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    al: Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand ResponseConference on Building Commissioning: April 22 – 24, 2008al: Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response

  5. FORMATION AND RECONNECTION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CURRENT SHEETS IN THE SOLAR CORONA

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    Edmondson, J. K. [NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Antiochos, S. K. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); DeVore, C. R. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Zurbuchen, T. H., E-mail: jkedmond@umich.ed [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (United States)

    2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Current-sheet formation and magnetic reconnection are believed to be the basic physical processes responsible for much of the activity observed in astrophysical plasmas, such as the Sun's corona. We investigate these processes for a magnetic configuration consisting of a uniform background field and an embedded line dipole, a topology that is expected to be ubiquitous in the corona. This magnetic system is driven by a uniform horizontal flow applied at the line-tied photosphere. Although both the initial field and the driver are translationally symmetric, the resulting evolution is calculated using a fully three-dimensional (3D) magnetohydrodynamic simulation with adaptive mesh refinement that resolves the current sheet and reconnection dynamics in detail. The advantage of our approach is that it allows us to directly apply the vast body of knowledge gained from the many studies of two-dimensional (2D) reconnection to the fully 3D case. We find that a current sheet forms in close analogy to the classic Syrovatskii 2D mechanism, but the resulting evolution is different than expected. The current sheet is globally stable, showing no evidence for a disruption or a secondary instability even for aspect ratios as high as 80:1. The global evolution generally follows the standard Sweet-Parker 2D reconnection model except for an accelerated reconnection rate at a very thin current sheet, due to the tearing instability and the formation of magnetic islands. An interesting conclusion is that despite the formation of fully 3D structures at small scales, the system remains close to 2D at global scales. We discuss the implications of our results for observations of the solar corona.

  6. Integration of automation design information using XML technologies

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    Integration of automation design information using XML technologies Master of Science Thesis Mika Degree Program Institute of Automation and Control Viinikkala, Mika: Integration of automation design Software Ltd., Metso Automation, and TEKES Department of Automation June 2002 Keywords: System integration

  7. Automated fiber pigtailing machine

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    Strand, O.T.; Lowry, M.E.

    1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems. 26 figs.

  8. Methods for Multisweep Automation

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    SHEPHERD,JASON F.; MITCHELL,SCOTT A.; KNUPP,PATRICK; WHITE,DAVID R.

    2000-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Sweeping has become the workhorse algorithm for creating conforming hexahedral meshes of complex models. This paper describes progress on the automatic, robust generation of MultiSwept meshes in CUBIT. MultiSweeping extends the class of volumes that may be swept to include those with multiple source and multiple target surfaces. While not yet perfect, CUBIT's MultiSweeping has recently become more reliable, and been extended to assemblies of volumes. Sweep Forging automates the process of making a volume (multi) sweepable: Sweep Verification takes the given source and target surfaces, and automatically classifies curve and vertex types so that sweep layers are well formed and progress from sources to targets.

  9. Automated fiber pigtailing machine

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    Strand, Oliver T. (Castro Valley, CA); Lowry, Mark E. (Castro Valley, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectonic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems.

  10. Wind Power Plant Voltage Stability Evaluation: Preprint

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    Muljadi, E.; Zhang, Y. C.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Voltage stability refers to the ability of a power system to maintain steady voltages at all buses in the system after being subjected to a disturbance from a given initial operating condition. Voltage stability depends on a power system's ability to maintain and/or restore equilibrium between load demand and supply. Instability that may result occurs in the form of a progressive fall or rise of voltages of some buses. Possible outcomes of voltage instability are the loss of load in an area or tripped transmission lines and other elements by their protective systems, which may lead to cascading outages. The loss of synchronism of some generators may result from these outages or from operating conditions that violate a synchronous generator's field current limit, or in the case of variable speed wind turbine generator, the current limits of power switches. This paper investigates the impact of wind power plants on power system voltage stability by using synchrophasor measurements.

  11. Group 3: Humidity, Temperature, and Voltage (Presentation)

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    Wohlgemuth, J.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Group 3 is chartered to develop accelerated stress tests that can be used as comparative predictors of module lifetime versus stresses associated with humidity, temperature and voltage.

  12. Sacramento Area Voltage Support - Environment - Sierra Nevada...

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    (SMUD), Roseville Electric (Roseville), and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) grid. Western prepared a Sacramento Voltage Support (SVS) Draft Environmental Impact...

  13. Capturing power at higher voltages from arrays of microbial fuel cells without voltage reversal

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    is too low to be used directly for many practical applications. For example, a single light emitting diode (LED) requires a minimum voltage of 2 V.2 Thus, effective methods of boosting MFC voltages

  14. The Constant Voltage Transformer (CVT) for Mitigating Effects of Voltage Sags on Industrial Equipment

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    Ferraro, R. J.; Osborne, R.; Stephens, R.

    ) an increase in loads that use power electronics in some type of power conversion configuration [1][2]. This paper presents applications of the constant-voltage transformer (CVT) for mitigating the effects of electric service voltage sags on industrial...

  15. Slowing of magnetic reconnection concurrent with weakening plasma inflows and increasing collisionality in strongly-driven laser-plasma experiments

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    Rosenberg, M.? J. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center.; Li, C.? K. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center.; Fox, W. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); Zylstra, A.? B. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center.; Stoeckl, C. [University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). Laboratory for Laser Energetics.; Séguin, F.? H. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center.; Frenje, J.? A. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center.; Petrasso, R.? D. [MIT (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An evolution of magnetic reconnection behavior, from fast jets to the slowing of reconnection and the establishment of a stable current sheet, has been observed in strongly driven, ? ? 20 laser-produced plasma experiments. This process has been inferred to occur alongside a slowing of plasma inflows carrying the oppositely-directed magnetic fields as well as the evolution of plasma conditions from collisionless to collisional. High-resolution proton radiography has revealed unprecedented detail of the forced interaction of magnetic fields and super-Alfvénic electron jets (Vjet ~ 20VA) ejected from the reconnection region, indicating that two-fluid or collisionless magnetic reconnection occurs early in time. The absence of jets and the persistence of strong, stable magnetic fields at late times indicates that the reconnection process slows down, while plasma flows stagnate and plasma conditions evolve to a cooler, denser, more collisional state. These results demonstrate that powerful initial plasma flows are not sufficient to force a complete reconnection of magnetic fields, even in the strongly-driven regime.

  16. Slowing of magnetic reconnection concurrent with weakening plasma inflows and increasing collisionality in strongly-driven laser-plasma experiments

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    Rosenberg, M.? J.; Li, C.? K.; Fox, W.; Zylstra, A.? B.; Stoeckl, C.; Séguin, F.? H.; Frenje, J.? A.; Petrasso, R.? D.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An evolution of magnetic reconnection behavior, from fast jets to the slowing of reconnection and the establishment of a stable current sheet, has been observed in strongly driven, ? ? 20 laser-produced plasma experiments. This process has been inferred to occur alongside a slowing of plasma inflows carrying the oppositely-directed magnetic fields as well as the evolution of plasma conditions from collisionless to collisional. High-resolution proton radiography has revealed unprecedented detail of the forced interaction of magnetic fields and super-Alfvénic electron jets (Vjet ~ 20VA) ejected from the reconnection region, indicating that two-fluid or collisionless magnetic reconnection occurs early inmore »time. The absence of jets and the persistence of strong, stable magnetic fields at late times indicates that the reconnection process slows down, while plasma flows stagnate and plasma conditions evolve to a cooler, denser, more collisional state. These results demonstrate that powerful initial plasma flows are not sufficient to force a complete reconnection of magnetic fields, even in the strongly-driven regime.« less

  17. Colour reconnection in $e^{+}e^{-} \\rightarrow W^{+}W^{-}$ at $\\sqrt{s}=189-209 GeV$

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    Abbiendi, G; Åkesson, P F; Alexander, G; Allison, J; Amaral, P; Anagnostou, G; Anderson, K J; Asai, S; Axen, D A; Bailey, I; Barberio, E; Barillari, T; Barlow, R J; Batley, J Richard; Bechtle, P; Behnke, T; Bell, K W; Bell, P J; Bella, G; Bellerive, A; Benelli, G; Bethke, Siegfried; Biebel, O; Boeriu, O; Bock, P; Boutemeur, M; Braibant, S; Brown, R M; Burckhart, H J; Campana, S; Capiluppi, P; Carnegie, R K; Carter, A A; Carter, J R; Chang, C Y; Charlton, D G; Ciocca, C; Csilling, A; Cuffiani, M; Dado, S; de Roeck, A; De Wolf, E A; Desch, Klaus; Dienes, B; Donkers, M; Dubbert, J; Duchovni, E; Duckeck, G; Duerdoth, I P; Etzion, E; Fabbri, Franco Luigi; Ferrari, P; Fiedler, F; Fleck, I; Ford, M; Frey, A; Gagnon, P; Gary, J W; Geich-Gimbel, C; Giacomelli, G; Giacomelli, P; Giunta, M; Goldberg, J; Gross, E; Grunhaus, Jacob; Gruwé, M; Günther, P O; Sen-Gupta, A; Hajdu, C; Hamann, M; Hanson, G G; Harel, A; Hauschild, M; Hawkes, C M; Hawkings, R; Hemingway, R J; Herten, G; Heuer, R D; Hill, J C; Hoffman, K; Horváth, D; Igo-Kemenes, P; Ishii, K; Jeremie, H; Jovanovic, P; Junk, T R; Kanzaki, J; Karlen, Dean A; Kawagoe, K; Kawamoto, T; Keeler, R K; Kellogg, R G; Kennedy, B W; Kluth, S; Kobayashi, T; Kobel, M; Komamiya, S; Kramer, T; Krieger, P; Von, J H; Krogh, A; Kühl, T; Kupper, M; Lafferty, G D; Landsman, Hagar Yaël; Lanske, D; Lellouch, D; Letts, J; Levinson, L; Lillich, J; Lloyd, S L; Loebinger, F K; Lü, J; Ludwig, A; Ludwig, J; Mader, W; Marcellini, S; Martin, A J; Masetti, G; Mashimo, T; Mättig, P; McKenna, J A; McPherson, R A; Meijers, F; Menges, W; Merritt, F S; Mes, H; Meyer, N; Michelini, A; Mihara, S; Mikenberg, G; Miller, D J; Mohr, W; Mori, T; Mutter, A; Nagai, K; Nakamura, I; Nanjo, H; Neal, H A; Nisius, R; O'Neale, S W; Oh, A; Oreglia, M J; Orito, S; Pahl, C; Pásztor, G; Pater, J R; Pilcher, J E; Pinfold, J L; Plane, D E; Pooth, O; Przybycien, M B; Quadt, A; Rabbertz, K; Rembser, C; Renkel, P; Roney, J M; Rossi, A M; Rozen, Y; Runge, K; Sachs, K; Saeki, T; Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, E; Schaile, A D; Schaile, O; Scharff-Hansen, P; Schieck, J; Schörner-Sadenius, T; Schröder, M; Schumacher, M; Seuster, R; Shears, T G; Shen, B C; Sherwood, P; Skuja, A; Smith, A M; Sobie, R J; Söldner-Rembold, S; Spanó, F; Stahl, A; Strom, D; Ströhmer, R; Tarem, S; Tasevsky, M; Teuscher, R; Thomson, M A; Torrence, E; Toya, D; Tran, P; Trigger, I; Trócsányi, Z L; Tsur, E; Turner-Watson, M F; Ueda, I; Ujvári, B; Vollmer, C F; Vannerem, P; Vertesi, R; Verzocchi, M; Voss, H; Vossebeld, Joost Herman; Ward, C P; Ward, D R; Watkins, P M; Watson, A T; Watson, N K; Wells, P S; Wengler, T; Wermes, N; Wilson, G W; Wilson, J A; Wolf, G; Wyatt, T R; Yamashita, S; Zer-Zion, D; Zivkovic, L

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of the final state interaction phenomenon known as colour reconnection are investigated at centre-of-mass energies in the range $\\sqrt{s}~ 189-209 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Colour reconnection is expected to affect observables based on charged particles in hadronic decays of W+W-. Measurements of inclusive charged particle multiplicities, and of their angular distribution with respect to the four jet axes of the events, are used to test models of colour reconnection. The data are found to exclude extreme scenarios of the Sjostrand-Khoze Type I (SK-I) model and are compatible with other models, both with and without colour reconnection effects. In the context of the SK-I model, the best agreement with data is obtained for a reconnection probability of 37%. Assuming no colour reconnection, the charged particle multiplicity in hadronically decaying W bosons is measured to be (nqqch) = 19.38+-0.05(stat.)+-0.08 (syst.).

  18. Towards Automated Service Composition using Policy Ontology in Building Automation System

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Towards Automated Service Composition using Policy Ontology in Building Automation System Son N.crespi}@it-sudparis.eu Abstract--Automated service composition is critical for suc- cessfully implementing Building Automation-service composition; semantic web; policy; ontol- ogy; building automation system; I. INTRODUCTION In building

  19. L3 Informatique Automates et langages formels 4 mars 2009 TD 5 : Automates `a pile

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    Schmitz, Sylvain

    L3 Informatique Automates et langages formels 4 mars 2009 TD 5 : Automates `a pile Exercice 1 (Exemples d'automates `a pile). Donner un automate `a pile A = Q, , Z, T, q0, z0, F pour chacun des trois pile. Montrer que l'on peut construire un automate `a pile A ´equivalent avec une relation de

  20. ABV-A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the Technical Feasibility of Fully Automated Driving

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on vehicle automation since many years. From 1987 to 1995 the European Commission funded the 800 million concepts of vehicles designed as fully automated vehicles [1]. Beyond its fully automation ability Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC) that demonstrated about 20 automated vehicles in Demo'97 on I-15

  1. Communication in automation, including networking and wireless

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Communication in automation, including networking and wireless Nicholas Kottenstette and Panos J and networking in automation is given. Digital communication fundamentals are reviewed and networked control are presented. 1 Introduction 1.1 Why communication is necessary in automated systems Automated systems use

  2. automated on-line separation-preconcentration: Topics by E-print...

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    Automation 12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation 12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs Mousavi,...

  3. automated on-line solvent: Topics by E-print Network

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    Automation 12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation 12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs Mousavi,...

  4. Robust automated knowledge capture.

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    Stevens-Adams, Susan Marie; Abbott, Robert G.; Forsythe, James Chris; Trumbo, Michael Christopher Stefan; Haass, Michael Joseph; Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes research conducted through the Sandia National Laboratories Robust Automated Knowledge Capture Laboratory Directed Research and Development project. The objective of this project was to advance scientific understanding of the influence of individual cognitive attributes on decision making. The project has developed a quantitative model known as RumRunner that has proven effective in predicting the propensity of an individual to shift strategies on the basis of task and experience related parameters. Three separate studies are described which have validated the basic RumRunner model. This work provides a basis for better understanding human decision making in high consequent national security applications, and in particular, the individual characteristics that underlie adaptive thinking.

  5. Optimal Power Flow Incorporating Voltage Collapse Constraints

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    Cañizares, Claudio A.

    Optimal Power Flow Incorporating Voltage Collapse Constraints William Rosehart Claudio Ca on the current operating con- ditions is presented. Second, an Optimal Power Flow formulation that incorporates: Voltage Collapse, Optimal Power Flow, Bifur- cations. I. Introduction As open-access market principles

  6. Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators

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    Parsons, William M. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvement in voltage regulation in a Linear Induction Accelerator wherein a varistor, such as a metal oxide varistor, is placed in parallel with the beam accelerating cavity and the magnetic core. The non-linear properties of the varistor result in a more stable voltage across the beam accelerating cavity than with a conventional compensating resistance.

  7. Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators

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    Parsons, W.M.

    1992-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvement in voltage regulation in a linear induction accelerator wherein a varistor, such as a metal oxide varistor, is placed in parallel with the beam accelerating cavity and the magnetic core is disclosed. The non-linear properties of the varistor result in a more stable voltage across the beam accelerating cavity than with a conventional compensating resistance. 4 figs.

  8. REDUCTION OF VOLTAGE VIOLATIONS FROM EMBEDDED GENERATORS

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    Harrison, Gareth

    , and on the active and reactive power exported from the local busbar. Line power flow is reduced by local demand be used to attempt to maintain voltage. Recent work has considered the use of embedded diesel generators) If the EG tried to meet an excessive demand for reactive power, as voltage continued to fall, the AVR could

  9. A Tidal Hydrology Assessment for Reconnecting Spring Branch Creek to Suisun Marsh, Solano County CA: Predicting the Impact to the Federally Listed Plant Soft Bird's Beak

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    Olson, Jessica J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    this study. Changes in hydrology are not the only potentialA Tidal Hydrology Assessment for Reconnecting Spring Branchmay change the tidal hydrology and impact the area occupied

  10. Flexible method for monitoring fuel cell voltage

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    Mowery, Kenneth D. (Noblesville, IN); Ripley, Eugene V. (Russiaville, IN)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for equalizing the measured voltage of each cluster in a fuel cell stack wherein at least one of the clusters has a different number of cells than the identical number of cells in the remaining clusters by creating a pseudo voltage for the different cell numbered cluster. The average cell voltage of the all of the cells in the fuel cell stack is calculated and multiplied by a constant equal to the difference in the number of cells in the identical cell clusters and the number of cells in the different numbered cell cluster. The resultant product is added to the actual voltage measured across the different numbered cell cluster to create a pseudo voltage which is equivalent in cell number to the number of cells in the other identical numbered cell clusters.

  11. Corona and Motor Voltage Interim Report

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    Hsu, J.S.

    2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been suggested that to meet the FreedomCAR objectives for cost, size, weight, efficiency, and reliability higher buss voltages be utilized in HEV and FC automotive applications. The reasoning is that since electric power is equal to the product of voltage and current for a given power a higher voltage and lower current would result in smaller cable and inverter switching components. Consequently, the system can be lighter and smaller. On the other hand, higher voltages are known to require better and thicker electrical insulation that reduce the available slot area for motor windings. One cause of slow insulation breakdown is corona that gradually erodes the insulation and shortens the life expectancy of the motor. This study reports on the results of a study on corona initiating voltages for mush-wound and bobbin-wound stators. A unique testing method is illustrated.

  12. Non-contact current and voltage sensor

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    Carpenter, Gary D; El-Essawy, Wael; Ferreira, Alexandre Peixoto; Keller, Thomas Walter; Rubio, Juan C; Schappert, Michael A

    2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A detachable current and voltage sensor provides an isolated and convenient device to measure current passing through a conductor such as an AC branch circuit wire, as well as providing an indication of an electrostatic potential on the wire, which can be used to indicate the phase of the voltage on the wire, and optionally a magnitude of the voltage. The device includes a housing that contains the current and voltage sensors, which may be a ferrite cylinder with a hall effect sensor disposed in a gap along the circumference to measure current, or alternative a winding provided through the cylinder along its axis and a capacitive plate or wire disposed adjacent to, or within, the ferrite cylinder to provide the indication of the voltage.

  13. Three-dimensional simulations of the orientation and structure of reconnection X-lines

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    Schreier, R.; Swisdak, M.; Drake, J. F. [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States); Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter employs Hall magnetohydrodynamic simulations to study X-lines formed during the reconnection of magnetic fields with differing strengths and orientations embedded in plasmas of differing densities. Although random initial perturbations trigger the growth of X-lines with many orientations, a few robust X-lines sharing an orientation consistent with the direction of maximal outflow speed, as predicted by Swisdak and Drake [Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L11106 (2007)] eventually dominate the system. Reconnection in the geometry examined here contradicts the suggestion of Sonnerup [J. Geophys. Res. 79, 1546 (1974)] that it occurs in a plane normal to the equilibrium current. At late time, the X-lines' growth stagnates, leaving them shorter than the simulation domain.

  14. Nonthermally Dominated Electron Acceleration during Magnetic Reconnection in a Low-beta Plasma

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    Li, Xiaocan; Li, Hui; Li, Gang

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By means of fully kinetic simulations, we show that magnetic reconnection is highly efficient at converting magnetic energy into nonthermal electrons in the nonrelativistic low-beta regimes. This leads to a nonthermally dominated distribution with a power-law tail that contains more than half of the electrons in the system. The main acceleration mechanism is a Fermi-type acceleration accomplished by the curvature drift motion along the electric field induced by Alfv\\'enic plasma flows. A guiding-center description is used to reveal the role of drift motions during the bulk nonthermal energization. The nonthermally dominated acceleration resulting from magnetic reconnection may help explain the highly efficient electron acceleration in solar flares and other astrophysical systems.

  15. Thermal and non-thermal emission from reconnecting twisted coronal loops

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    Pinto, R; Browning, P K; Vilmer, N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Twisted magnetic fields should be ubiquitous in the solar corona. The magnetic energy contained in such twisted fields can be released during solar flares and other explosive phenomena. Reconnection in helical magnetic coronal loops results in plasma heating and particle acceleration distributed within a large volume, including the lower coronal and chromospheric sections of the loops, and can be a viable alternative to the standard flare model, where particles are accelerated only in a small volume located in the upper corona. The goal of this study is to investigate the observational signatures of plasma heating and particle acceleration in kink-unstable twisted coronal loops using combination of MHD simulations and test-particle methods. The simulations describe the development of kink instability and magnetic reconnection in twisted coronal loops using resistive compressible MHD, and incorporate atmospheric stratification and large-scale loop curvature. The resulting distributions of hot plasma let us est...

  16. OBSERVATION OF SUPRATHERMAL ELECTRONS DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AT THE SAWTOOTH INSTABILITY IN DIII-D TOKAMAK

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    SAVRUKHIN,RV; STRAIT,EJ

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OAK A271 OBSERVATION OF SUPRATHERMAL ELECTRONS DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AT THE SAWTOOTH INSTABILITY IN DIII-D TOKAMAK. Intense bursts of x-ray and electron cyclotron emission are observed during sawtooth instabilities in high-temperature plasmas in the DIII-D tokamak. The bursts are initiated around the X-point of the m = 1, n = 1 magnetic island at the beginning of the sawtooth crash and are displaced to larger radii later during the temperature collapse. Reconstruction of the magnetic configuration using motional Stark effect (MSE) data and numerical simulations indicates that the bursts can be connected with suprathermal electrons (E{sub r} {approx} 30-40 keV) generated during reconnection of the magnetic field around the q = 1 surface.

  17. The Internal-Collision-Induced Magnetic Reconnection and Turbulence (ICMART) Model of Gamma-Ray Bursts

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    Zhang, Bing

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent Fermi observation of GRB 080916C shows that the bright photosphere emission associated with a putative fireball is missing, which suggests a Poynting-flux-dominated outflow. We propose a model of gamma-ray burst (GRB) prompt emission in the Poynting-flux-dominated regime, namely, the Internal-Collision-induced MAgnetic Reconnection and Turbulence (ICMART) model. It is envisaged that the GRB central engine launches an intermittent, magnetically-dominated wind, and that in the GRB emission region, the ejecta is still moderately magnetized. Similar to the internal shock (IS) model, the mini-shells interact internally at the traditional internal shock radius. Most of these early collision have little energy dissipation, but serve to distort the ordered magnetic field lines. At a certain point, the distortion of magnetic field configuration reaches the critical condition to allow fast reconnection seeds to occur, which induce relativistic MHD turbulence in the interaction regions. The turbulence further...

  18. Charge-to-mass-ratio-dependent ion heating during magnetic reconnection in the MST RFP

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    Kumar, S. T. A.; Almagri, A. F.; Den Hartog, D. J.; Nornberg, M. D.; Sarff, J. S.; Terry, P. W. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States) [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Craig, D. [Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (United States)] [Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (United States)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Temperature evolution during magnetic reconnection has been spectroscopically measured for various ion species in a toroidal magnetized plasma. Measurements are made predominantly in the direction parallel to the equilibrium magnetic field. It is found that the increase in parallel ion temperature during magnetic reconnection events increases with the charge-to-mass ratio of the ion species. This trend can be understood if the heating mechanism is anisotropic, favoring heating in the perpendicular degree of freedom, with collisional relaxation of multiple ion species. The charge-to-mass ratio trend for the parallel temperature derives from collisional isotropization. This result emphasizes that collisional isotropization and energy transfer must be carefully modeled when analyzing ion heating measurements and comparing to theoretical predictions.

  19. Energetic particle acceleration in a 3D magnetic field reconnection model: a role of MHD turbulence

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    Tomasz Kobak; Michal Ostrowski

    2000-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of MHD turbulence in the cosmic ray acceleration process in a volume with a reconnecting magnetic field is studied by means of Monte Carlo simulations. We performed modelling of proton acceleration with the 3D analytic model of stationary reconnection of Craig et al. (1995) providing the unperturbed background conditions. Perturbations of particle trajectories due to a turbulent magnetic field component were simulated using small-amplitude pitch-angle momentum scattering, enabling modelling of both small and large amplitude turbulence in a wide wave vector range. Within the approach, no second-order Fermi acceleration process is allowed. Comparison of the acceleration process in models involving particle trajectory perturbations to the unperturbed one reveals that the turbulence can substantially increase the acceleration efficiency, enabling much higher final particle energies and flat particle spectra.

  20. Scalable Distributed Automation System: Scalable Real-time Decentralized Volt/VAR Control

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    None

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GENI Project: Caltech is developing a distributed automation system that allows distributed generators—solar panels, wind farms, thermal co-generation systems—to effectively manage their own power. To date, the main stumbling block for distributed automation systems has been the inability to develop software that can handle more than 100,000 distributed generators and be implemented in real time. Caltech’s software could allow millions of generators to self-manage through local sensing, computation, and communication. Taken together, localized algorithms can support certain global objectives, such as maintaining the balance of energy supply and demand, regulating voltage and frequency, and minimizing cost. An automated, grid-wide power control system would ease the integration of renewable energy sources like solar power into the grid by quickly transmitting power when it is created, eliminating the energy loss associated with the lack of renewable energy storage capacity of the grid.

  1. Wide-range voltage modulation

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    Rust, K.R.; Wilson, J.M.

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Superconducting Super Collider`s Medium Energy Booster Abort (MEBA) kicker modulator will supply a current pulse to the abort magnets which deflect the proton beam from the MEB ring into a designated beam stop. The abort kicker will be used extensively during testing of the Low Energy Booster (LEB) and the MEB rings. When the Collider is in full operation, the MEBA kicker modulator will abort the MEB beam in the event of a malfunction during the filling process. The modulator must generate a 14-{mu}s wide pulse with a rise time of less than 1 {mu}s, including the delay and jitter times. It must also be able to deliver a current pulse to the magnet proportional to the beam energy at any time during ramp-up of the accelerator. Tracking the beam energy, which increases from 12 GeV at injection to 200 GeV at extraction, requires the modulator to operate over a wide range of voltages (4 kV to 80 kV). A vacuum spark gap and a thyratron have been chosen for test and evaluation as candidate switches for the abort modulator. Modulator design, switching time delay, jitter and pre-fire data are presented.

  2. Participation through Automation: Fully Automated Critical Peak Pricing in Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Linkugel, Eric

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 2. Demand Response Automation Server and BuildingII system to notify the Automation Server of an up comingoccurs day-ahead). 2. The Automation Server posts two pieces

  3. Automation of Termination: Abstracting CCG through MWG Automation of Termination: Abstracting Calling

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    Ayala-Rincón, Mauricio

    Automation of Termination: Abstracting CCG through MWG Automation of Termination: Abstracting of Termination: Abstracting CCG through MWG Motivation Termination analysis is a fundamental topic in computer science. While classical results state the undecidability of various termination problems, automated

  4. Aspects of automation mode confusion

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    Wheeler, Paul H. (Paul Harrison)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Complex systems such as commercial aircraft are difficult for operators to manage. Designers, intending to simplify the interface between the operator and the system, have introduced automation to assist the operator. In ...

  5. A Survey of Automated Deduction 

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    Bundy, Alan

    We survey research in the automation of deductive inference, from its beginnings in the early history of computing to the present day. We identify and describe the major areas of research interest and their applications. ...

  6. Automated Assembly Using Feature Localization

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    Gordon, Steven Jeffrey

    1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Automated assembly of mechanical devices is studies by researching methods of operating assembly equipment in a variable manner; that is, systems which may be configured to perform many different assembly operations ...

  7. Facilities Automation and Energy Management

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    Jen, D. P.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computerized facilities automation and energy management systems can be used to maintain high levels of facilities operations efficiencies. The monitoring capabilities provides the current equipment and process status, and the analysis...

  8. PH-315 A. La Rosa VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR

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    PH-315 A. La Rosa VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR 1. PURPOSE: An integrator and a Schmitt Trigger voltage; hence its name "voltage-controlled oscillator." 2. VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR Figure 1 shows voltage. An unusual feature of the circuit is its operation using a single positive supply.1 #12;- + 50k V

  9. Role of Standard Demand Response Signals for Advanced Automated Aggregation

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) StandardsControl for Automated Demand Response, Grid Interop, 2009. [C. McParland, Open Automated Demand Response Communications

  10. Scenarios for Consuming Standardized Automated Demand Response Signals

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    Koch, Ed

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities.Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure.

  11. Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings

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    Dudley, June Han

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Fully Automated Demand  Response in Large Facilities.  Fully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities.  Open Automated  Demand Response Communication Standards: 

  12. automation simulation system: Topics by E-print Network

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    and the future expectations and challenges in process automation and power system automation. Anannya Mukherjee 9 Emergency Vehicle Maneuvers and Control Laws for Automated...

  13. Slow shocks and conduction fronts from Petschek reconnection of skewed magnetic fields: two-fluid effects

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    Longcope, D W

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In models of fast magnetic reconnection, flux transfer occurs within a small portion of a current sheet triggering stored magnetic energy to be thermalized by shocks. When the initial current sheet separates magnetic fields which are not perfectly anti-parallel, i.e. they are skewed, magnetic energy is first converted to bulk kinetic energy and then thermalized in slow magnetosonic shocks. We show that the latter resemble parallel shocks or hydrodynamic shocks for all skew angles except those very near the anti-parallel limit. As for parallel shocks, the structures of reconnection-driven slow shocks are best studied using two-fluid equations in which ions and electrons have independent temperature. Time-dependent solutions of these equations can be used to predict and understand the shocks from reconnection of skewed magnetic fields. The results differ from those found using a single-fluid model such as magnetohydrodynamics. In the two-fluid model electrons are heated indirectly and thus carry a heat flux alw...

  14. Ellerman bombs—evidence for magnetic reconnection in the lower solar atmosphere

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    Nelson, C. J.; Doyle, J. G.; Madjarska, M. S. [Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG (United Kingdom); Shelyag, S. [Monash Centre for Astrophysics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia); Mathioudakis, M. [Astrophysical Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Uitenbroek, H. [National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, P.O. Box 62, Sunpsot, NM 88349 (United States); Erdélyi, R. [Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre, University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom)

    2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The presence of photospheric magnetic reconnection has long been thought to give rise to short and impulsive events, such as Ellerman bombs (EBs) and Type II spicules. In this article, we combine high-resolution, high-cadence observations from the Interferometric BIdimensional Spectrometer and Rapid Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere instruments at the Dunn Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory, New Mexico, with co-aligned Solar Dynamics Observatory Atmospheric Imaging Assembly and Hinode Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) data to observe small-scale events situated within an active region. These data are then compared with state-of-the-art numerical simulations of the lower atmosphere made using the MURaM code. It is found that brightenings, in both the observations and the simulations, of the wings of the H? line profile, interpreted as EBs, are often spatially correlated with increases in the intensity of the Fe I ?6302.5 line core. Bipolar regions inferred from Hinode/SOT magnetic field data show evidence of flux cancellation associated, co-spatially, with these EBs, suggesting that magnetic reconnection could be a driver of these high-energy events. Through the analysis of similar events in the simulated lower atmosphere, we are able to infer that line profiles analogous to the observations occur co-spatially with regions of strong opposite-polarity magnetic flux. These observed events and their simulated counterparts are interpreted as evidence of photospheric magnetic reconnection at scales observable using current observational instrumentation.

  15. Direct Observations of Magnetic Reconnection Outflow and CME Triggering in a Small Erupting Solar Prominence

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    Reeves, Katharine K; Tian, Hui

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine a small prominence eruption that occurred on 2014 May 1 at 01:35 UT and was observed by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS) and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Pre- and post-eruption images were taken by the X-Ray Telescope (XRT) on Hinode. Pre-eruption, a dome-like structure exists above the prominence, as demarcated by coronal rain. As the eruption progresses, we find evidence for reconnection between the prominence magnetic field and the overlying field. Fast flows are seen in AIA and IRIS, indicating reconnection outflows. Plane-of-sky flows of ~300 km s$^{-1}$ are observed in the AIA 171 A channel along a potentially reconnected field line. IRIS detects intermittent fast line-of-sight flows of ~200 km s$^{-1}$ coincident with the AIA flows. Differential emission measure calculations show heating at the origin of the fast flows. Post-eruption XRT images show hot loops probably due to reconfiguration of magnetic fields during the erupt...

  16. Linear theory for fast collisionless magnetic reconnection in the lower-hybrid frequency range

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    Jovanovic, D.; Shukla, P.K. [Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 57, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik IV and Centre for Plasma Science and Astrophysik, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

    2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A linear theory is presented for the interplay between the fast collisionless magnetic reconnection and the lower-hybrid waves that has been observed in recent computer simulations [J. F. Drake, M. Swisdak, C. Cattell et al., Science 299, 873 (2003)]. In plasma configurations with a strong guide field and anisotropic electron temperature, the electron dynamics is described within the framework of standard electron magnetohydrodynamic equations, accounting also for the effects of the electron polarization and ion motions in the presence of perpendicular electric fields. In the linear phase, we find two types of instabilities of a thin current sheet with steep edges, corresponding to its filamentation (or tearing) and bending. Using a surface-wave formalism for the perturbations whose wavelength is larger than the thickness of the current sheet, the corresponding growth rates are calculated as the contributions of singularities in the plasma dispersion function. These are governed by the electron inertia and the linear coupling of the reconnecting magnetic field with local plasma modes propagating in the perpendicular direction that are subject to the Buneman instability. The linear surface wave instability may be particularly important as a secondary instability, dissipating the thin current sheets that develop in the course of the fast reconnection in the shear-Alfven and kinetic-Alfven regimes, and providing the anomalous resistivity for the growth of magnetic islands beyond the shear-Alfven and kinetic-Alfven scales.

  17. Imaging and spectroscopic observations of magnetic reconnection and chromospheric evaporation in a solar flare

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    Tian, Hui; Reeves, Katharine K; Raymond, John C; Guo, Fan; Liu, Wei; Chen, Bin; Murphy, Nicholas A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic reconnection is believed to be the dominant energy release mechanism in solar flares. The standard flare model predicts both downward and upward outflow plasmas with speeds close to the coronal Alfv\\'{e}n speed. Yet, spectroscopic observations of such outflows, especially the downflows, are extremely rare. With observations of the newly launched Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), we report the detection of greatly redshifted ($\\sim$125 km s$^{-1}$ along line of sight) Fe {\\sc{xxi}} 1354.08\\AA{} emission line with a $\\sim$100 km s$^{-1}$ nonthermal width at the reconnection site of a flare. The redshifted Fe {\\sc{xxi}} feature coincides spatially with the loop-top X-Ray source observed by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI). We interpret this large redshift as the signature of downward-moving reconnection outflow/hot retracting loops. Imaging observations from both IRIS and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) also...

  18. Magnetic reconnection at the termination shock in a striped pulsar wind

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    Jerome Petri; Yuri Lyubarsky

    2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the rotational luminosity of a pulsar is carried away by a relativistic magnetised wind in which the matter energy flux is negligible compared to the Poynting flux. Near the equatorial plane of an obliquely rotating pulsar magnetosphere, the magnetic field reverses polarity with the pulsar period, forming a wind with oppositely directed field lines. This structure is called a striped wind; dissipation of alternating fields in the striped wind is the object of our study. The aim of this paper is to study the conditions required for magnetic energy release at the termination shock of the striped pulsar wind. Magnetic reconnection is considered via analytical methods and 1D relativistic PIC simulations. An analytical condition on the upstream parameters for partial and full magnetic reconnection is derived from the conservation laws of energy, momentum and particle number density across the relativistic shock. Furthermore, by using a 1D relativistic PIC code, we study in detail the reconnection process at the termination shock. We found a very simple criterion for dissipation of alternating fields at the termination shock, depending on the upstream parameters of the flow. 1D relativistic PIC simulations are in agreement with our criterion. Thus, alternating magnetic fields annihilate easily at relativistic highly magnetised shocks.

  19. Electro-optical voltage sensor head

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    Woods, Gregory K. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages. The system employs a transmitter, a sensor disposed adjacent to but out of direct electrical contact with a conductor on which the voltage is to be measured, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor where the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect causes phase shifting in the beam, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent beams, from which the voltage of a system based on its E-field is determined when the two beams are normalized by the signal processor. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam's polarization state (an ellipse whose ellipticity varies between -1 and +1 in proportion to voltage) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured.

  20. Voltage instability: Mechanisms and control strategies

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    Vu, K.T. [ABB Transmission Technology Inst., Raleigh, NC (United States). Power Systems Center] [ABB Transmission Technology Inst., Raleigh, NC (United States). Power Systems Center; Liu, C.C. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)] [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Taylor, C.W. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)] [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Jimma, K.M. [Puget Sound Power and Light Co., Bellevue, WA (United States)] [Puget Sound Power and Light Co., Bellevue, WA (United States)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the main objectives in operating an electric power system is to maintain a proper voltage level throughout a system. Failure to do so can lead to equipment damage and blackout. The article discusses the nonlinear aspects of power systems, with emphasis on voltage instability. It provides an overview of the state-of-the-art on the analysis and control of voltage dynamics. Dynamic mechanisms and control strategies are discussed from both theoretical and practical standpoints. The remedial controls implemented in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest indicate the practical significance of the research area.

  1. Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis

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    Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA); Yee, Daniel D. (Dublin, CA)

    2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A high voltage power supply for use in a system such as a microfluidics system, uses a DC-DC converter in parallel with a voltage-controlled resistor. A feedback circuit provides a control signal for the DC-DC converter and voltage-controlled resistor so as to regulate the output voltage of the high voltage power supply, as well as, to sink or source current from the high voltage supply.

  2. Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis

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    Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA); Yee, Daniel D. (Dublin, CA)

    2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A high voltage power supply for use in a system such as a microfluidics system, uses a DC--DC converter in parallel with a voltage-controlled resistor. A feedback circuit provides a control signal for the DC--DC converter and voltage-controlled resistor so as to regulate the output voltage of the high voltage power supply, as well as, to sink or source current from the high voltage supply.

  3. Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis

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    Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA); Yee, Daniel D. (Dublin, CA)

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A high voltage power supply for use in a system such as a microfluidics system, uses a DC-DC converter in parallel with a voltage-controlled resistor. A feedback circuit provides a control signal for the DC-DC converter and voltage-controlled resistor so as to regulate the output voltage of the high voltage power supply, as well as, to sink or source current from the high voltage supply.

  4. Voltage Management of Networks with Distributed Generation. 

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    O'Donnell, James

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At present there is much debate about the impacts and benefits of increasing the amount of generation connected to the low voltage areas of the electricity distribution network. The UK government is under political ...

  5. Electro-optic high voltage sensor

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    Davidson, James R.; Seifert, Gary D.

    2003-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A small sized electro-optic voltage sensor capable of accurate measurement of high voltages without contact with a conductor or voltage source is provided. When placed in the presence of an electric field, the sensor receives an input beam of electromagnetic radiation. A polarization beam displacer separates the input beam into two beams with orthogonal linear polarizations and causes one linearly polarized beam to impinge a crystal at a desired angle independent of temperature. The Pockels effect elliptically polarizes the beam as it travels through the crystal. A reflector redirects the beam back through the crystal and the beam displacer. On the return path, the polarization beam displacer separates the elliptically polarized beam into two output beams of orthogonal linear polarization. The system may include a detector for converting the output beams into electrical signals and a signal processor for determining the voltage based on an analysis of the output beams.

  6. Low voltage arc formation in railguns

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    Hawke, R.S.

    1987-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile. 2 figs.

  7. Low voltage arc formation in railguns

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    Hawke, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

  8. Low voltage arc formation in railguns

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    Hawke, R.S.

    1985-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

  9. automatic regulator voltage: Topics by E-print Network

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    Rouzbahan 2013-01-01 12 Optimal Distributed Voltage Regulation in Power Distribution Networks CERN Preprints Summary: In this paper, we address the problem of voltage...

  10. High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...

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    High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

  11. Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich...

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    Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich Oxide Cathode Materials Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich Oxide Cathode Materials 2013 DOE...

  12. Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich...

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    Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich Oxide Cathode Materials Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich Oxide Cathode Materials 2012 DOE Hydrogen and...

  13. Explosive magnetic reconnection caused by an X-shaped current-vortex layer in a collisionless plasma

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    Hirota, Makoto; Morrison, Philip J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanism for explosive magnetic reconnection is investigated by analyzing the nonlinear evolution of a collisionless tearing mode in a two-fluid model that includes the effects of electron inertia and temperature. These effects cooperatively enable a fast reconnection by forming an X-shaped current-vortex layer centered at the reconnection point. A high-resolution simulation of this model for an unprecedentedly small electron skin depth $d_e$ and ion-sound gyroradius $\\rho_s$, satisfying $d_e=\\rho_s$, shows an explosive tendency for nonlinear growth of the tearing mode, where it is newly found that the explosive widening of the X-shaped layer occurs locally around the reconnection point with the length of the X shape being shorter than the domain length and the wavelength of the linear tearing mode. The reason for the onset of this locally enhanced reconnection is explained theoretically by developing a novel nonlinear and nonequilibrium inner solution that models the local X-shaped layer, and then matchin...

  14. Application of Automated Controls for Voltage and Reactive Power Management - Initial Results

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T, Inc.'s Reply CommentsTransmission:TransmissionTransmissionDesierto U.S.

  15. Constant voltage electro-slag remelting control

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    Schlienger, M.E.

    1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for controlling electrode gap in an electro-slag remelt furnace has a constant regulated voltage and an electrode which is fed into the slag pool at a constant rate. The impedance of the circuit through the slag pool is directly proportional to the gap distance. Because of the constant voltage, the system current changes are inversely proportional to changes in gap. This negative feedback causes the gap to remain stable. 1 fig.

  16. Group 3: Humidity, Temperature, and Voltage

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    This PowerPoint presentation, focused on humidity, temperature and voltage testing, was originally presented by John Wohlgemuth at the NREL 2013 PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Denver, CO. It summarizes the activities of a working group chartered to develop accelerated stress tests that can be used as comparative predictors of module life versus stresses associated with humidity, temperature and voltage.

  17. Spark gap with low breakdown voltage jitter

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    Rohwein, Gerald J. (Albuquerque, NM); Roose, Lars D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel spark gap devices and electrodes are disclosed. The novel spark gap devices and electrodes are suitable for use in a variety of spark gap device applications. The shape of the electrodes gives rise to local field enhancements and reduces breakdown voltage jitter. Breakdown voltage jitter of approximately 5% has been measured in spark gaps according the invention. Novel electrode geometries and materials are disclosed.

  18. Spark gap with low breakdown voltage jitter

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    Rohwein, G.J.; Roose, L.D.

    1996-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel spark gap devices and electrodes are disclosed. The novel spark gap devices and electrodes are suitable for use in a variety of spark gap device applications. The shape of the electrodes gives rise to local field enhancements and reduces breakdown voltage jitter. Breakdown voltage jitter of approximately 5% has been measured in spark gaps according the invention. Novel electrode geometries and materials are disclosed. 13 figs.

  19. Automated classification of power signals

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    Proper, Ethan R. (Ethan Richard)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Non-Intrusive Load Monitor (NILM) is a device that utilizes voltage and current measurements to monitor an entire system from a single reference point. The NILM and associated software convert the V/I signal to spectral ...

  20. Three-dimensional reconnection and relaxation of merging spheromak plasmas T. Gray, V. S. Lukin, M. R. Brown, and C. D. Cothran

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    Brown, Michael R.

    Three-dimensional reconnection and relaxation of merging spheromak plasmas T. Gray, V. S. Lukin, M-dimensional reconnection and relaxation of merging spheromak plasmas" [Phys. Plasmas17, 102106 (2010)] Phys. Plasmas 17 and relaxation of merging spheromak plasmas T. Gray,1,a V. S. Lukin,2 M. R. Brown,1 and C. D. Cothran1,b 1

  1. Automation in image cytometry : continuous HCS and kinetic image cytometry

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    Charlot, David J.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Automation in Image Cytometry:xiv Abstract of Dissertation Automation in Image Cytometry:

  2. Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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    Thompson, Lisa

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure,study of automated demand response in wastewater treatmentopportunities for demand response control strategies in

  3. Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open Automated Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Linking Continuous Energy Management and Open AutomatedKeywords: Continuous Energy Management, Automated Demandlinking continuous energy management and continuous

  4. Double layer electric fields aiding the production of energetic flat-top distributions and superthermal electrons within the exhausts from magnetic reconnection

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    Egedal, Jan; Le, Ari; Borg, Anette L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a kinetic simulation of magnetic reconnection it was recently shown that magnetic-field-aligned electric fields (E||) can be present over large spatial scales in reconnection exhausts. The largest values of E|| are observed within double layers. The existence of double layers in the Earth's magnetosphere is well documented. In our simulation their formation is triggered by large parallel streaming of electrons into the reconnection region. These parallel electron fluxes are required for maintaining quasi-neutrality of the reconnection region and increase with decreasing values of the normalized electron pressure upstream of the reconnection region. A threshold normalized pressure is derived for strong double layers to develop. We also document how the electron confinement, provided in part by the structure in E||, allows sustained energization by perpendicular electric fields. The energization is a consequence of the confined electrons' chaotic orbital motion that includes drifts aligned with the reconn...

  5. Transport Research Arena Europe 2010, Brussels Towards Highly Automated Driving

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of HAVEit is to develop and investigate vehicle automation beyond ADAS systems, especially highly automated automated vehicles In 2010, two lines of research and development exist in the domain of ground vehicle automation: Either the automation is driving the vehicle fully automated without a human driver

  6. Disciplined agility for process control & automation

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    Tibazarwa, Augustine

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Process automation vendors must consider agility as a basis to gain a competitive edge in innovation. Process Automation systems can impact the operating cost of manufacturing equipment, the safe control of large quantities ...

  7. Technical University of Denmark rsted DTU Automation

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    Technical University of Denmark �rsted · DTU Automation Project: SICAM - SIngle Conversion stage based SICAM using an LC-network Petar Ljusev, MSc., Ph.D. student, �rsted · DTU Automation e-mail: pl

  8. The Automation Of Proof By Mathematical Induction 

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    Bundy, Alan

    This paper is a chapter of the Handbook of Automated Reasoning edited by Voronkov and Robinson. It describes techniques for automated reasoning in theories containing rules of mathematical induction. Firstly, inductive reasoning is defined and its...

  9. Technical University of Denmark rsted DTU Automation

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    Technical University of Denmark �rsted · DTU Automation Project: SICAM - SIngle Conversion stage, �rsted · DTU Automation e-mail: pl@oersted.dtu.dk Abstract In this report an isolated PWM DC-AC SICAM

  10. INTRODUCTION Sophisticated automation is becoming ubiq-

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    Lee, John D.

    INTRODUCTION Sophisticated automation is becoming ubiq- uitous, appearing in work environments as di- verse as aviation, maritime operations, process control, motor vehicle operation, and informa- tion retrieval. Automation is technology that actively selects data, transforms information, makes

  11. TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 Automated Guiding Task of a Flexible Micropart

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    TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 Automated Guiding Task of a Flexible Micropart Lutz, Member, IEEE Abstract--This paper studies automated tasks based on hybrid force/position control of automated guiding task are presented. Note to Practitioners -- This article's motivation is the need of very

  12. An Ontology-based Model to Determine the Automation Level of an Automated Vehicle for

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    An Ontology-based Model to Determine the Automation Level of an Automated Vehicle for Co). In addition, an automated vehicle should also self-assess its own perception abilities, and not only perceive this idea, cybercars were designed as fully automated vehicles [3], thought since its inception as a new

  13. Development of multi-hierarchy simulation model with non-uniform space grids for collisionless driven reconnection

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    Usami, Shunsuke [Department of Helical Plasma Research, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan)] [Department of Helical Plasma Research, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Horiuchi, Ritoku; Ohtani, Hiroaki [Department of Helical Plasma Research, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan) [Department of Helical Plasma Research, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Soken-dai), Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Den, Mitsue [National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei 184-8795 (Japan)] [National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei 184-8795 (Japan)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A multi-hierarchy simulation model aimed at magnetic reconnection studies has been developed, in which macroscopic and microscopic physics are solved self-consistently and simultaneously. In this work, the previous multi-hierarchy model by these authors is extended to a more realistic one with non-uniform space grids. Based on the domain decomposition method, the multi-hierarchy model consists of three parts: a magnetohydrodynamics algorithm to express the macroscopic global dynamics, a particle-in-cell algorithm to describe the microscopic kinetic physics, and an interface algorithm to interlock macro and micro hierarchies. For its verification, plasma flow injection is simulated in this multi-hierarchy model and it is confirmed that the interlocking method can describe the correct physics. Furthermore, this model is applied to collisionless driven reconnection in an open system. Magnetic reconnection is found to occur in a micro hierarchy by injecting plasma from a macro hierarchy.

  14. Automated Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography System for...

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    Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography System for Enrichment of Escherichia coli Phosphoproteome. Automated Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography System for Enrichment of...

  15. INTEGRATING AUTOMATION DESIGN INFORMATION WITH XML

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    INTEGRATING AUTOMATION DESIGN INFORMATION WITH XML Mika Viinikkala, Seppo Kuikka Institute of Automation and Control, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, 33101 Tampere, Finland Email: mika.viinikkala@tut.fi, seppo.kuikka@tut.fi Keywords: Systems integration, XML, automation design Abstract: This paper presents

  16. Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches Echelle

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    Tokovinin, Andrei A.

    Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches Echelle ECH60S5.1 La Serena, December 09, 2009 #12)...............................................................................12 CTIO 60 inches Echelle / Comparison lamps automation, ECH60S5.1 2 #12;Introduction The present document is just a brief summary of the work done automating the 60 inches echelle comparison lamps

  17. TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMATION

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    TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMATION An Intelligent Web Service for Operation 2004 Examiner: Prof. Seppo Kuikka #12;2 Abstract TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Automation Degree Program Institute of Automation and Control Jaakkola, Veli-Pekka: An Intelligent Web Service for Operation

  18. Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches CHIRON

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    Tokovinin, Andrei A.

    Comparison lamps automation CTIO 60 inches CHIRON CHI60HF5.2 La Serena, March 16, 2011 #12;Table)...............................................................................12 CTIO 60 inches Chiron / Comparison lamps automation, CHI60HF5.2 2 #12;Introduction The present document is just a brief summary of the work done automating the 60 inches chiron comparison lamps

  19. Prparation l'agrgation Automates pile

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    Schmitz, Sylvain

    Préparation à l'agrégation Automates à pile Exercice 1 (Exemples de langages reconnus par automate à pile) Montrer que les langages suivants sont reconnus par automate à pile : 1. Le langage de Dyck. 2. {an bp | 0 pile) 1. Montrer que

  20. Feasible Path Synthesis for Automated Guided Vehicles

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    Vuik, Kees

    Feasible Path Synthesis for Automated Guided Vehicles Reijer Idema 2005 TU Delft FROG Navigation for Automated Guided Vehicles Author: Reijer Idema Supervisors: prof.dr.ir. P. Wesseling (TU Delft) dr.ir. Kees is a manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles. They have developed a multitude of vehicles that transport products

  1. Automated Purge Valve Joseph Edward Farrell, III.

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    Automated Purge Valve by Joseph Edward Farrell, III. Bachelor of Science Marine Engineering the undersigned committee hereby approve the attached thesis Automated Purge Valve by Joseph Edward Farrell, III.D. Department Head Department of Marine and Environmental Systems #12;iii Abstract Title: Automated Purge Valve

  2. AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS

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    ) for development of the DR Automation Server System This project could not have been completed without extensive: Greg Watson and Mark Lott · C&C Building Automation: Mark Johnson and John Fiegel · Chabot Space AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS: 2006 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS

  3. Automated packing systems: Review of industrial implementations.

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Automated packing systems: Review of industrial implementations. Paul F. Whelan School in these applications. An outline of one such industrial application, the automated placement of shape templates Mathematics University of Wales Cardiff, Wales. ABSTRACT The problems involved in the automated packing

  4. Distribution System Voltage Performance Analysis for High-Penetration Photovoltaics

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    Liu, E.; Bebic, J.

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report examines the performance of commonly used distribution voltage regulation methods under reverse power flow.

  5. Reduction of Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection by Large-Scale Effective Potentials

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    Haggerty, C C; Drake, J F; Phan, T D; McHugh, C T

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion heating due to magnetic reconnection is an important process with applications to diverse plasmas, but previous simulations and observations have measured heating less than half oftheoretical predictions. Using kinetic particle-in-cell simulations, we show that this heating reduction is due to the presence of large scale parallel electric fields creating an effective field aligned potential which reduces the velocities of counterstreaming ions created by Fermi reflection. This potential arises to contain hot exhaust electrons, and an analytic form suitable for observations is derived.

  6. Barriers in the transition to global chaos in collisionless magnetic reconnection. II. Field line spectroscopy

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    Borgogno, D. [Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy); Grasso, D. [CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy); Pegoraro, F. [Department of Physics, Pisa University, Pisa CNISM (Italy); Schep, T. J. [Department of Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The transitional phase from local to global chaos in the magnetic field of a reconnecting current layer is investigated. The identification of the ridges in the field of the finite time Lyapunov exponent as barriers to the field line motion is carried out adopting the technique of field line spectroscopy to analyze the radial position of a field line while it winds its way through partial stochastic layers and to compare the frequencies of the field line motion with the corresponding frequencies of the distinguished hyperbolic field lines that are the nonlinear generalizations of linear X-lines.

  7. Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery

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

  8. Chapter 17. High-Voltage Systems and Dielectric Materials High-Voltage Systems and Dielectric Materials

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    -Voltage Systems and Dielectric Materials 17-2 RLE Progress Report 152 provides very useful insight into pre-breakdown in high voltage conduction and breakdown phenomena. 1. Mechanisms Behind Positive Streamers and Their Distinct Propagation Modes in Transformer Oil Sponsors This work was supported by ABB Corporate Research

  9. A Charge Pump that Generates Negative High Voltage with Variable Voltage , Eugene Ivanova,

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    Ayers, Joseph

    A Charge Pump that Generates Negative High Voltage with Variable Voltage Gain Jun Zhaob, , Eugene, Massachusetts 02115, U.S.A. Abstract A cross-coupled structure based charge pump that generates negative high. The proposed negative charge pump is designed to deliver 40 uA with a wide supply range from 2.5V to 5.5V using

  10. Distributed Voltage and Current Control of Multi-Terminal High-Voltage Direct

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    }@kth.se.) Abstract: High-voltage direct current (HVDC) is a commonly used technology for long-distance power for multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) systems is proposed. Under certain conditions on the controller gains factor behind long-distance power transmission. High-voltage direct current (HVDC) is a commonly used

  11. Electronic circuit for measuring series connected electrochemical cell voltages

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    Ashtiani, Cyrus N. (West Bloomfield, MI); Stuart, Thomas A. (Toledo, OH)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electronic circuit for measuring voltage signals in an energy storage device is disclosed. The electronic circuit includes a plurality of energy storage cells forming the energy storage device. A voltage divider circuit is connected to at least one of the energy storage cells. A current regulating circuit is provided for regulating the current through the voltage divider circuit. A voltage measurement node is associated with the voltage divider circuit for producing a voltage signal which is proportional to the voltage across the energy storage cell.

  12. Experimental validation of a high voltage pulse measurement method.

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    Cular, Stefan; Patel, Nishant Bhupendra; Branch, Darren W.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes X-cut lithium niobate's (LiNbO3) utilization for voltage sensing by monitoring the acoustic wave propagation changes through LiNbO3 resulting from applied voltage. Direct current (DC), alternating current (AC) and pulsed voltage signals were applied to the crystal. Voltage induced shift in acoustic wave propagation time scaled quadratically for DC and AC voltages and linearly for pulsed voltages. The measured values ranged from 10 - 273 ps and 189 ps - 2 ns for DC and non-DC voltages, respectively. Data suggests LiNbO3 has a frequency sensitive response to voltage. If voltage source error is eliminated through physical modeling from the uncertainty budget, the sensor's U95 estimated combined uncertainty could decrease to ~0.025% for DC, AC, and pulsed voltage measurements.

  13. Compact high voltage solid state switch

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    Glidden, Steven C.

    2003-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact, solid state, high voltage switch capable of high conduction current with a high rate of current risetime (high di/dt) that can be used to replace thyratrons in existing and new applications. The switch has multiple thyristors packaged in a single enclosure. Each thyristor has its own gate drive circuit that circuit obtains its energy from the energy that is being switched in the main circuit. The gate drives are triggered with a low voltage, low current pulse isolated by a small inexpensive transformer. The gate circuits can also be triggered with an optical signal, eliminating the trigger transformer altogether. This approach makes it easier to connect many thyristors in series to obtain the hold off voltages of greater than 80 kV.

  14. SiGe BiCMOS Topologies for Low-Voltage Millimeter-Wave Voltage Controlled Oscillators and Frequency Dividers

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    Voinigescu, Sorin Petre

    SiGe BiCMOS Topologies for Low-Voltage Millimeter-Wave Voltage Controlled Oscillators and Frequency-mail: tod@eecg.toronto.edu Abstract -- BiCMOS topologies for mm-wave voltage- controlled oscillators operation for mm-wave applications. II. BICMOS VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR The Colpitts topology

  15. An Analytic Study of the Perpendicularly Propagating Electromagnetic Drift Instabilities in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment

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    Wang, Y., Kulsrud, R., Ji, H

    2008-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A local linear theory is proposed for a perpendicularly propagating drift instability driven by relative drifts between electrons and ions. The theory takes into account local cross-field current, pressure gradients and modest collisions as in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) [10]. The unstable waves have very small group velocities in the direction of the pressure gradient, but have a large phase velocity near the relative drift velocity between electrons and ions in the direction of cross-field current. By taking into account the electron-ion collisions and applying the theory in the Harris sheet, we establish that this instability could be excited near the center of the Harris sheet and have enough efoldings to grow to large amplitude before it propagates out of the unstable region. Comparing with the other magnetic reconnection related instabilities (LHDI, MTSI et.) studied previously, we believe the instability we find is a favorable candidate to produce anomalous resistivity because of its unique wave characteristics, such as electromagnetic component, large phase velocity, and small group velocity in the cross current layer direction.

  16. Very high energy emission as a probe of relativistic magnetic reconnection in pulsar winds

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    Mochol, Iwona

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The population of gamma-ray pulsars, including Crab observed in the TeV range, and Vela detected above 50 GeV, challenges existing models of pulsed high-energy emission. Such models should be universally applicable, yet they should account for spectral differences among the pulsars. We show that the gamma-ray emission of Crab and Vela can be explained by synchrotron radiation from the current sheet of a striped wind, expanding with a modest Lorentz factor $\\Gamma\\lesssim100$ in the Crab case, and $\\Gamma\\lesssim50$ in the Vela case. In the Crab spectrum a new synchrotron self-Compton component is expected to be detected by the upcoming experiment CTA. We suggest that the gamma-ray spectrum directly probes the physics of relativistic magnetic reconnection in the striped wind. In the most energetic pulsars, like Crab, with $\\dot{E}_{38}^{3/2}/P_{-2}\\gtrsim0.002$ (where $\\dot{E}$ is the spin down power, $P$ is the pulsar period, and $X=X_i\\times10^i$ in CGS units), reconnection proceeds in the radiative cooling ...

  17. Magnetic reconnection on the ion-skin-depth scale in the dusty magnetotail of a comet

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    Jovanovic, D.; Shukla, P.K.; Morfill, G. [Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 57, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik IV, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, D-85740 Garching (Germany)

    2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Resistive magnetic reconnection is studied in a dusty plasma configuration without a guide magnetic field, typical for cometary tails. For a high-{beta} plasma ({beta}{approx}1) consisting of electrons, ions, and immobile dust grains that constitute a neutralizing background, a two-fluid description is used to study electromagnetic perturbations with the frequency below the ion gyrofrequency, propagating at an arbitrary angle relative to the background magnetic field and including the effects of the Hall current. The perturbations consist of both the compressional and torsional components of the magnetic field, as well as of the acoustic perturbations and the electrostatic potential. The symmetry breaking between electrons and ions, introduced by the presence of dust grains, gives rise to an E-vectorxB-vector current in the unperturbed state which can support an antiparallel magnetic field configuration even in a cold plasma. In the perturbed state, the emergence of a new electromagnetic mode in a dusty plasma, which is evanescent below the Rao cutoff frequency and has the characteristic wavelength comparable to the ion skin depth, enables the reconnection at short spatial scales. The growth rate of the tearing instability is evaluated analytically.

  18. Electro-optic voltage sensor for sensing voltage in an E-field

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    Woods, Gregory K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Renak, Todd W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages. The system employs a transmitter, a sensor disposed adjacent to but out of direct electrical contact with a conductor on which the voltage is to be measured, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor where the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect causes phase shifting in the beam, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent beams, from which the voltage of a system based on its E-field is determined when the two beams are normalized by the signal processor. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam's polarization state (an ellipse whose ellipticity varies between -1 and +1 in proportion to voltage) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured.

  19. Electro-optic voltage sensor for sensing voltage in an E-field

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    Woods, G.K.; Renak, T.W.

    1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages is disclosed. The system employs a transmitter, a sensor disposed adjacent to but out of direct electrical contact with a conductor on which the voltage is to be measured, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor where the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect causes phase shifting in the beam, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent beams, from which the voltage of a system based on its E-field is determined when the two beams are normalized by the signal processor. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam`s polarization state (an ellipse whose ellipticity varies between -1 and +1 in proportion to voltage) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured. 18 figs.

  20. Specimen coordinate automated measuring machine/fiducial automated measuring machine

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    Hedglen, Robert E. (Bethel Park, PA); Jacket, Howard S. (Pittsburgh, PA); Schwartz, Allan I. (Turtle Creek, PA)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Specimen coordinate Automated Measuring Machine (SCAMM) and the Fiducial Automated Measuring Machine (FAMM) is a computer controlled metrology system capable of measuring length, width, and thickness, and of locating fiducial marks. SCAMM and FAMM have many similarities in their designs, and they can be converted from one to the other without taking them out of the hot cell. Both have means for: supporting a plurality of samples and a standard; controlling the movement of the samples in the +/- X and Y directions; determining the coordinates of the sample; compensating for temperature effects; and verifying the accuracy of the measurements and repeating as necessary. SCAMM and FAMM are designed to be used in hot cells.

  1. Experimental observation of correlated magnetic reconnection and Alfvenic ion jets T. W. Kornack, P. K. Sollins, and M. R. Brown

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    Brown, Michael R.

    in astrophysical plasmas. Recently, the Yohkoh satellite has produced dra- matic images of solar flares correlating mechanisms for downward flowing particles that are energized by reconnection 2,3 . Shibata et al. 4 detected-shift measure- ments on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SOHO ultraviolet spectrometer show evidence

  2. Electron bulk heating in magnetic reconnection at Earth's magnetopause: Dependence on the inflow Alfvn speed and magnetic shear

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    Shay, Michael

    heating nor suprathermal electron energization in several solar wind reconnection exhausts they identified for the lack of electron heating in typical solar wind exhausts at 1 AU, as well as strong heating to ke of observational and theoretical studies to date have been focused on suprathermal electron energization

  3. Two fluid effects on three-dimensional reconnection in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment with comparisons to space dataa...

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    Brown, Michael R.

    Two fluid effects on three-dimensional reconnection in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment results are reported from spheromak merging studies at the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment M. R. Brown in the plasma flows and heating . In this paper, we discuss three results from the Swarthmore Spheromak

  4. Voltage control on a train system

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    Gordon, Susanna P.; Evans, John A.

    2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides methods for preventing low train voltages and managing interference, thereby improving the efficiency, reliability, and passenger comfort associated with commuter trains. An algorithm implementing neural network technology is used to predict low voltages before they occur. Once voltages are predicted, then multiple trains can be controlled to prevent low voltage events. Further, algorithms for managing inference are presented in the present invention. Different types of interference problems are addressed in the present invention such as "Interference During Acceleration", "Interference Near Station Stops", and "Interference During Delay Recovery." Managing such interference avoids unnecessary brake/acceleration cycles during acceleration, immediately before station stops, and after substantial delays. Algorithms are demonstrated to avoid oscillatory brake/acceleration cycles due to interference and to smooth the trajectories of closely following trains. This is achieved by maintaining sufficient following distances to avoid unnecessary braking/accelerating. These methods generate smooth train trajectories, making for a more comfortable ride, and improve train motor reliability by avoiding unnecessary mode-changes between propulsion and braking. These algorithms can also have a favorable impact on traction power system requirements and energy consumption.

  5. High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries

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    Argonne's Fluorinated Compounds as High Voltage Electrolytes (HVEs) O O O O O O EC EMC O O O CF CF 3 CF 3 O O O CF 3 F 2 HC C F 2 O F 2 C CF 2 H 6 Code Name Chemical...

  6. Group 3: Humidity, Temperature and Voltage (Presentation)

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    Wohlgemuth, J.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a summary of the work of Group 3 of the International PV QA Task Force. Group 3 is chartered to develop accelerated stress tests that can be used as comparative predictors of module lifetime versus stresses associated with humidity, temperature and voltage.

  7. Electro-optic high voltage sensor

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    Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Seifert, Gary D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A small sized electro-optic voltage sensor capable of accurate measurement of high levels of voltages without contact with a conductor or voltage source is provided. When placed in the presence of an electric field, the sensor receives an input beam of electromagnetic radiation into the sensor. A polarization beam displacer serves as a filter to separate the input beam into two beams with orthogonal linear polarizations. The beam displacer is oriented in such a way as to rotate the linearly polarized beams such that they enter a Pockels crystal having at a preferred angle of 45 degrees. The beam displacer is therefore capable of causing a linearly polarized beam to impinge a crystal at a desired angle independent of temperature. The Pockels electro-optic effect induces a differential phase shift on the major and minor axes of the input beam as it travels through the Pockels crystal, which causes the input beam to be elliptically polarized. A reflecting prism redirects the beam back through the crystal and the beam displacer. On the return path, the polarization beam displacer separates the elliptically polarized beam into two output beams of orthogonal linear polarization representing the major and minor axes. The system may include a detector for converting the output beams into electrical signals, and a signal processor for determining the voltage based on an analysis of the output beams. The output beams are amplitude modulated by the frequency of the electric field and the amplitude of the output beams is proportional to the magnitude of the electric field, which is related to the voltage being measured.

  8. Distribution System Voltage Regulation by Distributed Energy Resources

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    Ceylan, Oguzhan [ORNL; Liu, Guodong [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL; Tomsovic, Kevin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper proposes a control method to regulate voltages in 3 phase unbalanced electrical distribution systems. A constrained optimization problem to minimize voltage deviations and maximize distributed energy resource (DER) active power output is solved by harmony search algorithm. IEEE 13 Bus Distribution Test System was modified to test three different cases: a) only voltage regulator controlled system b) only DER controlled system and c) both voltage regulator and DER controlled system. The simulation results show that systems with both voltage regulators and DER control provide better voltage profile.

  9. Automated nutrient analyses in seawater

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    Whitledge, T.E.; Malloy, S.C.; Patton, C.J.; Wirick, C.D.

    1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This manual was assembled for use as a guide for analyzing the nutrient content of seawater samples collected in the marine coastal zone of the Northeast United States and the Bering Sea. Some modifications (changes in dilution or sample pump tube sizes) may be necessary to achieve optimum measurements in very pronounced oligotrophic, eutrophic or brackish areas. Information is presented under the following section headings: theory and mechanics of automated analysis; continuous flow system description; operation of autoanalyzer system; cookbook of current nutrient methods; automated analyzer and data analysis software; computer interfacing and hardware modifications; and trouble shooting. The three appendixes are entitled: references and additional reading; manifold components and chemicals; and software listings. (JGB)

  10. Automated Demand Response and Commissioning

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Bourassa, Norman

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the results from the second season of research to develop and evaluate the performance of new Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) hardware and software technology in large facilities. Demand Response (DR) is a set of activities to reduce or shift electricity use to improve the electric grid reliability and manage electricity costs. Fully-Automated Demand Response does not involve human intervention, but is initiated at a home, building, or facility through receipt of an external communications signal. We refer to this as Auto-DR. The evaluation of the control and communications must be properly configured and pass through a set of test stages: Readiness, Approval, Price Client/Price Server Communication, Internet Gateway/Internet Relay Communication, Control of Equipment, and DR Shed Effectiveness. New commissioning tests are needed for such systems to improve connecting demand responsive building systems to the electric grid demand response systems.

  11. Multilevel Cascade H-bridge Inverter DC Voltage Estimation Through Output Voltage Sensing

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    system as the inverter power supply may vary. For example, interface of solar panels or fuel cell. The output voltage is then processed by a DSP unit that uses the signals that command the switches

  12. Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    program, demand  response aggregator, demand response  vii WITH AN AGGREGATOR USING OPEN AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE ThisWith an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response is 

  13. Automation of Capacity Bidding with an Aggregator Using Open Automated Demand Response

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    Kiliccote, Sila

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and industrial facilities.   The long?term vision is to embed the  automation Industrial/Agricultural/Water End?Use Energy Efficiency  Renewable Energy Technologies  Transportation  The Automation 

  14. The effects of level of automation and adaptive automation on human performance, situation awareness and workload in a

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    Kaber, David B.

    The effects of level of automation and adaptive automation on human performance, situation., 4731 East Forest Peak, Marietta, GA 30066, USA Keywords: Level of automation (LOA); adaptive automation of automation (LOAs) for maintaining operator involvement in complex systems control and facilitating situation

  15. Thorie des Langages -TD 7 AUTOMATES PILE

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    Bonzon, Elise

    Théorie des Langages - TD 7 AUTOMATES � PILE Exercice 1 - Donnez deux automates à pile (acceptation par pile vide ; par état final) qui reconnaissent chacun des langages suivants : 1. L1 = {anbm|n,m 0 l'automate à pile suivant reconnaissant le langage L par état final : 0 1 3 2 a, Z0/AZ0 , A/ a, A

  16. Studies of ion kinetic effects in shock-driven inertial confinement fusion implosions at OMEGA and the NIF and magnetic reconnection using laser-produced plasmas at OMEGA

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    Rosenberg, Michael Jonathan

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of ion kinetic effects during the shock-convergence phase of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions and magnetic reconnection in strongly-driven, laser-produced plasmas have been facilitated by the use of ...

  17. Reactive Support and Voltage Control Service: Key Issues and Challenges

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    Gross, George

    reactive support and voltage control services. Keywords ­ Competitive Electricity Markets, Reactive PowerReactive Support and Voltage Control Service: Key Issues and Challenges George Gross^, Paolo Marannino° and Gianfranco Chicco* ^ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University

  18. Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) | Department...

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    of Energy's (DOE's) Automated Transportation Management System is an integrated web-based logistics management system allowing users to manage inbound and outbound freight...

  19. Automated micro-tracking planar solar concentrators

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    Hallas, Justin Matthew

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    E. Ford, “Reactive self-tracking solar concentration: designFord, “Reactive self- tracking solar concentration: designAutomated Micro-Tracking Planar Solar Concentrators by

  20. Automated Continuous Commissioning of Commercial Buildings

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    Bailey, Trevor

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conference on Building Commissioning. San Francisco, CA. 17.Commercial Buildings Commissioning, LBNL- 56637, Nov. 2004.Automated Continuous Commissioning Tool GUI Screenshots from

  1. LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system

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    will design the automated high-throughput extraction and screening system for a prototype Global Bio Lab-a compact, modular laboratory that can reliably process thousands of...

  2. Safety Analysis Of Automated Highway Systems

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    Leveson, Nancy G.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lee. Towards an automated fmea assis- tant. In Applicationsmodes and effects analysis (FMEA) is employed to determineof multiple failures. ) FMEA was developed Potential Part

  3. Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for...

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    Honeywell's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardwaresoftware platform for automated demand response (ADR). This project...

  4. Architectures of Test Automation Copyright Cem Kaner, 2000. All rights reserved. 1 Architectures of Test Automation

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    Architectures of Test Automation Copyright © Cem Kaner, 2000. All rights reserved. 1 Architectures of Test Automation Copyright © August, 2000 Cem Kaner, kaner@kaner.com Acknowledgement Many of the ideas in this presentation were jointly developed with Doug Hoffman, in a course that we taught together on test automation

  5. REMOTE LABORATORIES IN AUTOMATION: AIP-PRIMECA RAO ARI PLATFORM Remote Laboratories in Automation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for thorough trainings in industrial We thank our sponsors : Schneider Electric which provided the automationREMOTE LABORATORIES IN AUTOMATION: AIP-PRIMECA RAO ARI PLATFORM Remote Laboratories in Automation of resources and competencies about industrial topics for many universities in Rhône-Alpes french Region. Due

  6. Electrical system architecture having high voltage bus

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    Hoff, Brian Douglas (East Peoria, IL); Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL)

    2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrical system architecture is disclosed. The architecture has a power source configured to generate a first power, and a first bus configured to receive the first power from the power source. The architecture also has a converter configured to receive the first power from the first bus and convert the first power to a second power, wherein a voltage of the second power is greater than a voltage of the first power, and a second bus configured to receive the second power from the converter. The architecture further has a power storage device configured to receive the second power from the second bus and deliver the second power to the second bus, a propulsion motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus, and an accessory motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus.

  7. automated breast mass: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  8. automated basic driving: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  9. automated plate assay: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  10. automated endothelial keratoplasty: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  11. automated speed enforcement: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  12. automation study aids: Topics by E-print Network

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  13. automated fiber pigtailing: Topics by E-print Network

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  14. automated chemiluminescence immunoassays: Topics by E-print Network

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  15. automated quantitative nuclear: Topics by E-print Network

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  16. automated blood culture: Topics by E-print Network

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  17. automated potentiometric titrations: Topics by E-print Network

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  18. automating eccs switchover: Topics by E-print Network

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  19. automated sampling assessment: Topics by E-print Network

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  20. automated mounter enabling: Topics by E-print Network

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  1. automated personal dosimetry: Topics by E-print Network

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  2. automated checkin: Topics by E-print Network

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  3. automated elution time: Topics by E-print Network

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  4. automated enzyme immunoassays: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  5. automated edman degradation: Topics by E-print Network

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  6. automated air sampling: Topics by E-print Network

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  7. automated liquid handler: Topics by E-print Network

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  8. automated cytogenetic biodosimetry: Topics by E-print Network

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  9. automated endothelial keratoplastydsaek: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: of a partial automation since they act on the control part of the vehicle. This increasing automationABV- A Low Speed Automation Project to Study the...

  10. automating breast radiation: Topics by E-print Network

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  11. automated liquid handlers: Topics by E-print Network

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  12. automated sample preparation: Topics by E-print Network

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  13. automated sample mounting: Topics by E-print Network

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  14. automated immunoradiometric assay: Topics by E-print Network

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  15. automated urine microscopy: Topics by E-print Network

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  16. automating collateral evolutions: Topics by E-print Network

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  17. automated affymetrix expression: Topics by E-print Network

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  18. automated pulmonary fissure: Topics by E-print Network

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  19. automated container terminal: Topics by E-print Network

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  20. automated peritoneal dialysis: Topics by E-print Network

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  1. automated gas tonometric: Topics by E-print Network

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  2. automated blood sampling: Topics by E-print Network

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  3. ammos automated molecular: Topics by E-print Network

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  4. automated steel cleanliness: Topics by E-print Network

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  5. automated nucleophilic 18ffluorination: Topics by E-print Network

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  6. automated pressure-controlled discography: Topics by E-print...

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  7. automated clearance: Topics by E-print Network

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  8. automated radiometric technic: Topics by E-print Network

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  9. automated sample transfer: Topics by E-print Network

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  10. automated procalcitonin assay: Topics by E-print Network

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  11. automated hot embossing: Topics by E-print Network

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  12. automated dose dispensing: Topics by E-print Network

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  13. Low Voltage White Phosphorescent OLED Achievements

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    Universal Display Corporation (UDC) and its research partners at Princeton University and the University of Southern California have succeeded in developing a white phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED™) that achieved a record efficiency of 20 lumens per watt. This achievement is the result of the team's collaborative efforts to increase the efficiency of PHOLED lighting by focusing on two critical factors: lowering the drive voltages and increasing the amount of light extracted.

  14. High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries

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    5.0E-04 1.0E-03 2 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 Voltage (V) dQdV (AhV) 1 st Charge 1.2M LiPF 6 ECEMC 37 1 st Charge 1.0M LiPF 6 TMS1NM3 55 with 2% and 4% VC 1 st Charge 1.0M LiPF 6 TMS...

  15. Statistical analysis of variations in impurity ion heating at reconnection events in the Madison Symmetric Torus

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    Cartolano, M. S.; Craig, D., E-mail: darren.craig@wheaton.edu [Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (United States); Den Hartog, D. J.; Kumar, S. T. A.; Nornberg, M. D. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States) [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The connection between impurity ion heating and other physical processes in the plasma is evaluated by studying variations in the amount of ion heating at reconnection events in the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST). Correlation of the change in ion temperature with individual tearing mode amplitudes indicates that the edge-resonant modes are better predictors for the amount of global ion heating than the core-resonant modes. There is also a strong correlation between ion heating and current profile relaxation. Simultaneous measurements of the ion temperature at different toroidal locations reveal, for the first time, a toroidal asymmetry to the ion heating in MST. These results present challenges for existing heating theories and suggest a stronger connection between edge-resonant tearing modes, current profile relaxation, and ion heating than has been previously thought.

  16. Electrostatically screened, voltage-controlled electrostatic chuck

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    Klebanoff, Leonard Elliott (San Ramon, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Employing an electrostatically screened, voltage-controlled electrostatic chuck particularly suited for holding wafers and masks in sub-atmospheric operations will significantly reduce the likelihood of contaminant deposition on the substrates. The electrostatic chuck includes (1) an insulator block having a outer perimeter and a planar surface adapted to support the substrate and comprising at least one electrode (typically a pair of electrodes that are embedded in the insulator block), (2) a source of voltage that is connected to the at least one electrode, (3) a support base to which the insulator block is attached, and (4) a primary electrostatic shield ring member that is positioned around the outer perimeter of the insulator block. The electrostatic chuck permits control of the voltage of the lithographic substrate; in addition, it provides electrostatic shielding of the stray electric fields issuing from the sides of the electrostatic chuck. The shielding effectively prevents electric fields from wrapping around to the upper or front surface of the substrate, thereby eliminating electrostatic particle deposition.

  17. Electro-optic voltage sensor head

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    Crawford, Thomas M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Woods, Gregory K. (Cornelius, OR)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is an electro-optic voltage sensor head designed for integration with existing types of high voltage transmission and distribution apparatus. The sensor head contains a transducer, which comprises a transducing material in which the Pockels electro-optic effect is observed. In the practice of the invention at least one beam of electromagnetic radiation is routed into the transducing material of the transducer in the sensor head. The beam undergoes an electro-optic effect in the sensor head when the transducing material is subjected to an E-field. The electro-optic effect is observed as a differential phase a shift, also called differential phase modulation, of the beam components in orthogonal planes of the electromagnetic radiation. In the preferred embodiment the beam is routed through the transducer along an initial axis and then reflected by a retro-reflector back substantially parallel to the initial axis, making a double pass through the transducer for increased measurement sensitivity. The preferred embodiment of the sensor head also includes a polarization state rotator and at least one beam splitter for orienting the beam along major and minor axes and for splitting the beam components into two signals which are independent converse amplitude-modulated signals carrying E-field magnitude and hence voltage information from the sensor head by way of optic fibers.

  18. Electro-optic voltage sensor head

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    Crawford, T.M.; Davidson, J.R.; Woods, G.K.

    1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is an electro-optic voltage sensor head designed for integration with existing types of high voltage transmission and distribution apparatus. The sensor head contains a transducer, which comprises a transducing material in which the Pockels electro-optic effect is observed. In the practice of the invention at least one beam of electromagnetic radiation is routed into the transducing material of the transducer in the sensor head. The beam undergoes an electro-optic effect in the sensor head when the transducing material is subjected to an E-field. The electro-optic effect is observed as a differential phase a shift, also called differential phase modulation, of the beam components in orthogonal planes of the electromagnetic radiation. In the preferred embodiment the beam is routed through the transducer along an initial axis and then reflected by a retro-reflector back substantially parallel to the initial axis, making a double pass through the transducer for increased measurement sensitivity. The preferred embodiment of the sensor head also includes a polarization state rotator and at least one beam splitter for orienting the beam along major and minor axes and for splitting the beam components into two signals which are independent converse amplitude-modulated signals carrying E-field magnitude and hence voltage information from the sensor head by way of optic fibers. 6 figs.

  19. Loop-voltage tomography in tokamaks using transient synchrotron radiation

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    Fisch, N.J.; Kritz, A.H. (Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Plasma Physics Lab.; Hunter Coll., New York, NY (USA). Dept. of Physics)

    1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The loop voltage in tokamaks is particularly difficult to measure anywhere but at the plasma periphery. A brief, deliberate, perturbation of hot plasma electrons, however, produces a transient radiation response that is sensitive to this voltage. We investigate how such a radiation response can be used to diagnose the loop voltage. 24 refs., 6 figs.

  20. Characterized ideal LC circuit Charge, current and voltage vary sinusoidally

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    resistance to LC circuit Oscillations become damped Charge, current and voltage still vary sinusoidally Oscillations Draw phasors for voltages of R, C and L at same time t Orient VR, VL, & VC phasors relativeReview Characterized ideal LC circuit Charge, current and voltage vary sinusoidally Added

  1. Accurately measuring current-voltage characteristics of tunnel diodes

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    Bao, Mingqiang; Wang, Kang L

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the bias voltage range of oscillations in the I–V curve.and the bias voltage range of oscillation in the I–V curve.or to know the exact voltage range of oscillation in the I–V

  2. DCS1800/WCDMA ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR

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    Serdijn, Wouter A.

    DCS1800/WCDMA ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR Aleksandar Tasiü, Wouter A. Serdijn and John R, an adaptive 2G/3G voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is described in this paper. For the DCS1800 operation with this reasoning, an adaptive 2G/3G voltage- controlled oscillator, meant for a dual-standard adaptive front

  3. Simplified VO M&V Protocol Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO)

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    of all distribution lines that are controlled by a tap changing source voltage regulator. Several voltage-control primary system with source voltage regulation. Minimum system stability thresholds, system data modeling is mentioned, it refers to using industry accepted distribution system power flow simulation tools

  4. Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    1 Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids Mehdi Savaghebia , Juan is proposed for selective compensation of main voltage harmonics in a grid- connected microgrid. The aim level. Keywords Distributed Generator (DG); microgrid; grid-connected; voltage harmonics compensation. 1

  5. Structural Optimization of High Voltage Transmission Line Towers considering

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    Colominas, Ignasi

    Structural Optimization of High Voltage Transmission Line Towers considering Continuum and Discrete/or to common designs largely repeated (e.g. automotive compo- nents), and high voltage transmission towers can than conventional designs of high voltage transmission line towers. The optimization model proposed

  6. System for increasing corona inception voltage of insulating oils

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    Rohwein, G.J.

    1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Corona Inception Voltage of insulating oils is increased by repetitive cycles of prestressing the oil with a voltage greater than the corona inception voltage, and either simultaneously or serially removing byproducts of corona by evacuation and heating the oil. 5 figs.

  7. Generation of shock/discontinuity compound structures through magnetic reconnection in the geomagnetic tail

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    Weng, C. J. [Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Jungli 320, Taiwan (China); Lin, C. C. [Chemical Systems Research Division, Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Longtan 325, Taiwan (China); Lee, L. C. [Institute of Earth Science, Academia Sinica, Nankang 115, Taiwan (China); Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Jungli 320, Taiwan (China); Chao, J. K. [Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Jungli 320, Taiwan (China)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We use 1-D hybrid code to simulate the generation and evolution of MHD discontinuities associated with magnetic reconnection in a current sheet. It is found that the leakage of slow shock (SS) downstream particles to upstream region tends to increase the ion parallel temperature and temperature anisotropy with {beta}{sub i||}/{beta}{sub i Up-Tack } Much-Greater-Than 1, where {beta}{sub i||}({beta}{sub i Up-Tack }) is the ion parallel (perpendicular) beta. As a result, the propagation speed of rotational discontinuity (RD) is highly reduced and RD becomes attached to SS, leading to formation of various compound structures in the reconnection outflow region. Four types of compound structure are found in our simulations: (a) RD-SS compound structure: the RD is attached to the leading part of SS, (b) SS-RD (DD) compound structure: RD is attached to the rear part of SS, (c) SS-RD-SS compound structure: RD is trapped inside SS, and (d) switch-off slow shock (SSS) with a rotational wave train. The type of compound structure generated depends on initial ion beta {beta}{sub i0} and magnetic shear angle {phi}. RD tends to move in front of SS to form an RD-SS compound structure for cases with low {beta}{sub i0}. RD stays behind SS and form an SS-RD (DD) compound structure for large {beta}{sub i0}. The SS-RD-SS compound structure is formed for intermediate values of {beta}{sub i0}. When the shear angle is 180 Degree-Sign , SSS with a wave train is formed.

  8. Electrical Circuit Flashover Model of Polluted Insulators under AC Voltage Based on the Arc Root Voltage Gradient Criterion

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    Yang, Qing

    In order to study the flashover mechanism of polluted insulators under AC voltage, a new arc propagation criterion which is based on an arc root voltage gradient is proposed. This criterion can explain the variation of the ...

  9. Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical...

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    Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power (October 2005) Reference Model for Control and Automation Systems in Electrical Power (October 2005) Modern...

  10. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control...

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    ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the...

  11. V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple...

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    IBM has acknowledged multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager PLATFORM: The vulnerabilities are reported in IBM Tivoli System Automation...

  12. Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System...

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    Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Emerging...

  13. Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Techniques for Demand Response. May 2007. LBNL-59975.to facilitate automating  demand response actions at the Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure,

  14. Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing Technologies and Demonstration

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    Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Goodin. 2009. “Open Automated Demand Response Communicationsin Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services. ” InOpen Automated Demand Response Demonstration Project. LBNL-

  15. SciTech Connect: Multiplex automated genome engineering

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    Multiplex automated genome engineering Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Multiplex automated genome engineering You are accessing a document from the Department of...

  16. automated guideway transit: Topics by E-print Network

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    Automated Data Collection Systems, such as Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), provides ... Schil, Mickal (Mickal Ren Jerme) 2012-01-01...

  17. automated file management: Topics by E-print Network

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    OverviewManaged Lanes OverviewManaged Lanes OverviewManaged Lanes Overview 2012 Road Vehicle Automation Workshop2012 Road Vehicle Automation Workshop Engineering Websites...

  18. automated toll collection: Topics by E-print Network

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    Automated Data Collection Systems, such as Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), provides ... Schil, Mickal (Mickal Ren Jerme) 2012-01-01...

  19. automated transportation management: Topics by E-print Network

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    OverviewManaged Lanes OverviewManaged Lanes OverviewManaged Lanes Overview 2012 Road Vehicle Automation Workshop2012 Road Vehicle Automation Workshop Engineering Websites...

  20. automated concise extraction: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel 4 Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland Plaza, Antonio J. 5 Automated Pointcut Extraction...

  1. automated rna extraction: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel 4 Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland Plaza, Antonio J. 5 Automated Pointcut Extraction...

  2. automated relation extraction: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel 4 Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland Plaza, Antonio J. 6 Automated Pointcut Extraction...

  3. automated ammunition logistics: Topics by E-print Network

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    major industrial accident. The origin times and number of explosions were key 3 Test Automation Test Automation Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary:...

  4. Inventors in Action: Composites and Automation | GE Global Research

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    Composite Materials and Automation Inventors in Action: Composite Materials and Automation As our composite materials evolve, our manufacturing processes do too. A new class of...

  5. An automated tool for three types of saturated hydraulic conductivity...

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    automated tool for three types of saturated hydraulic conductivity laboratory measurements. An automated tool for three types of saturated hydraulic conductivity laboratory...

  6. automated analysis tool: Topics by E-print Network

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    and Information Sciences Websites Summary: automating tools or an open source DBMS whose lack of automated tools might increase the operational cost their benefits. We...

  7. automated words stability: Topics by E-print Network

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    Coach that Listens: Automated Detection Mostow, Jack 38 Model-driven Automated Software FMEA Neal Snooke, PhD, Aberystwyth University Computer Technologies and Information Sciences...

  8. automated visual fields: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure mode...

  9. automated motif analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure mode...

  10. analysis automation caa: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure mode...

  11. analysis automated perimetry: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure mode...

  12. automated risk analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure mode...

  13. automated visual inspection: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure...

  14. automated quantitative analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    Approach to Sensor Selection- prehensive automated Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) using qualitative model based reasoning au- tonomous aircraft. Automated failure...

  15. Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Keywords: demand response, buildings, electricity use, Interface  Automated Demand Response  Building Automation of demand response in  commercial buildings.   One key 

  16. Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings

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    Dudley, June Han

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand  Response for Small Commercial Buildings.   CEC?500?automated demand response  For small commercial buildings, AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

  17. Automating An Industrial Power Plant 

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    Williams, D. R.; McCowen, R. R.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and electricity requirements of the Component Works as well as all of the heat and a portion of the electricity needed by the adjacent John Deere Foundry. This paper describes the automation of an eXisting industrial power plant and tells how the project...AUTlliATING AN INDUSTRIAL POWER PLANT DAVID R. WILLIAMS, P.E. Energy Coordi?nator John Deere Component Works Waterloo, Iowa ABSTRACT The need for an upgrade of boiler and turbine controls in the 15 MW coal-fired cogeneration plant...

  18. Automated mass spectrometer grows up

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    McInteer, B.B.; Montoya, J.G.; Stark, E.E.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1980 we reported the development of an automated mass spectrometer for large scale batches of samples enriched in nitrogen-15 as ammonium salts. Since that time significant technical progress has been made in the instrument. Perhaps more significantly, administrative and institutional changes have permitted the entire effort to be transferred to the private sector from its original base at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This has ensured the continuance of a needed service to the international scientific community as revealed by a development project at a national laboratory, and is an excellent example of beneficial technology transfer to private industry.

  19. Chapter VIII Automated Overlay of Infrared

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    Hopgood, Adrian

    166 Chapter VIII Automated Overlay of Infrared and Visual Medical Images G. Schaefer Aston written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. AbstrAct Medical infrared imaging captures the temperature a useful diagnostic visualisation for the clinician. #12;167 Automated Overlay of Infrared and Visual

  20. Technical University of Denmark rsted DTU Automation

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    Technical University of Denmark �rsted · DTU Automation Project: SICAM - SIngle Conversion stage;Isolated PDM and PWM DC-AC SICAMs Petar Ljusev, MSc., Ph.D. student, �rsted · DTU Automation e-mail: pl

  1. Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response

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    LBNL-3047E Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers G described in this report was coordinated by the Demand Response Research Center and funded by the California. Demand Response and Open Automated Demand Response Opportunities for Data Centers. California Energy

  2. Trust Calibration for Automated Decision Aids

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    McShea, Daniel W.

    March 2010 Trust Calibration for Automated Decision Aids Project Leads Maranda McBride, PhD, North in a system is poorly calibrated. "Calibration" is a term used to describe the process by which automated such as homeland security. Therefore, it is imperative that DMs' trust be calibrated so that they effectively use

  3. D Riso-R-429 Automated Uranium

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    -induced delayed-neutron coun- ting is applied preferably in large geochemical exploration pro- grammes. UraniumCM i D Riso-R-429 Automated Uranium Analysis by Delayed-Neutron Counting H. Kunzendorf, L. Løvborg AUTOMATED URANIUM ANALYSIS BY DELAYED-NEUTRON COUNTING H. Kunzendorf, L. Løvborg and E.M. Christiansen

  4. Automated Eye-Movement Protocol Analysis

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    Salvucci, Dario D.

    Automated Eye-Movement Protocol Analysis Dario D. Salvucci and John R. Anderson Carnegie Mellon analysis of eye-movement protocols. Although eye movements have be- come increasingly popular as a tool an ap- proach to automating eye-movement protocol analysis by means of tracing--re- lating observed eye

  5. PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process

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    Huang, Jianyu

    PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process Short Term Disability with Pay May 2011 #12;Processing a Short Term Disability with Pay ECR Search Page To process a Short Term Disability using the automated ECR. 2. Enter the Effective Date of the Short Term Disability. This is the Effective Date

  6. Workload State Classification With Automation During Simulated

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    Kaber, David B.

    Workload State Classification With Automation During Simulated Air Traffic Control David B. Kaber and Carlene M. Perry Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State to dynamically apply automation to information pro- cessing functions in aviation systems. This research examined

  7. Automated ConstraintBased Nucleotide Sequence Selection

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    Gifford, David K.

    Automated Constraint­Based Nucleotide Sequence Selection for DNA Computation Alexander J. Hartemink computational melting temper­ ature primitive to search a ``nucleotide space'' for sequences satisfying a pre that offer the promise of an efficient method for selecting optimal nucleotide sequences in an automated

  8. Automated Constraint-Based Nucleotide Sequence Selection

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    Gifford, David K.

    Automated Constraint-Based Nucleotide Sequence Selection for DNA Computation Alexander J. Hartemink computational melting temperature primitive to search a "nucleotide space" for sequences satisfying a pre that offer the promise of an efficient method for selecting optimal nucleotide sequences in an automated

  9. Method of Controlling Corona Effects and Breakdown Voltage of Small Air Gaps Stressed by Impulse Voltages

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    Athanasios Maglaras; Trifon Kousiouris; Frangiskos Topalis; Dimitrios Katsaros; Leandros A. Maglaras; Konstantina Giannakopoulou

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the influence of a resistor on the dielectric behavior of an air gap. The resistor is connected in series with the air gap and the latter is stressed by impulse voltage. Air gap arrangements of different geometry with either the rod or the plate grounded are stressed with impulse voltages of both positive and negative polarity. The resistor is connected in series with the air gap in the return circuit connecting the gap with the impulse generator. The method followed involves the investigation of the graphs of the charging time concerning the air gaps capacitances, in connection to the value of the resistor, the geometry of the gap, the effect of grounding and the polarity effect. It is determined that the charging time of the air gap increases, as the value of the resistor increases. It is also determined that the peak voltage value of the fully charged air gap decreases as the value of the resistor increases. The results of the mathematical and simulation analysis are compared with the results of the oscillograms taken from experimental work. In addition and consequently to the above results it is concluded from the experimental work that the in series connection of the resistor in the circuit has significant influence on corona pulses (partial discharges) occurring in the gap and on the breakdown voltage of the gap. A new method of controlling the corona effects and consequently the breakdown voltage of small air gaps stressed by impulse voltage of short duration in connection to the ground effect and the polarity effect has arisen. Furthermore through mathematical analysis of the charging graphs obtained from simulation and experimental oscillograms there was a calculation of the values of the capacitance of the air gaps in relation to their geometry and the results were compared to the values calculated with mathematical analysis.

  10. SIMULATIONS OF PARTICLE ACCELERATION BEYOND THE CLASSICAL SYNCHROTRON BURNOFF LIMIT IN MAGNETIC RECONNECTION: AN EXPLANATION OF THE CRAB FLARES

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    Cerutti, B.; Werner, G. R.; Uzdensky, D. A. [Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, Physics Department, University of Colorado, UCB 390, Boulder, CO 80309-0390 (United States); Begelman, M. C., E-mail: benoit.cerutti@colorado.edu, E-mail: greg.werner@colorado.edu, E-mail: uzdensky@colorado.edu, E-mail: mitch@jila.colorado.edu [JILA, University of Colorado and National Institute of Standards and Technology, UCB 440, Boulder, CO 80309-0440 (United States)

    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    It is generally accepted that astrophysical sources cannot emit synchrotron radiation above 160 MeV in their rest frame. This limit is given by the balance between the accelerating electric force and the radiation reaction force acting on the electrons. The discovery of synchrotron gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula, well above this limit, challenges this classical picture of particle acceleration. To overcome this limit, particles must accelerate in a region of high electric field and low magnetic field. This is possible only with a non-ideal magnetohydrodynamic process, like magnetic reconnection. We present the first numerical evidence of particle acceleration beyond the synchrotron burnoff limit, using a set of two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of ultra-relativistic pair plasma reconnection. We use a new code, Zeltron, that includes self-consistently the radiation reaction force in the equation of motion of the particles. We demonstrate that the most energetic particles move back and forth across the reconnection layer, following relativistic Speiser orbits. These particles then radiate >160 MeV synchrotron radiation rapidly, within a fraction of a full gyration, after they exit the layer. Our analysis shows that the high-energy synchrotron flux is highly variable in time because of the strong anisotropy and inhomogeneity of the energetic particles. We discover a robust positive correlation between the flux and the cut-off energy of the emitted radiation, mimicking the effect of relativistic Doppler amplification. A strong guide field quenches the emission of >160 MeV synchrotron radiation. Our results are consistent with the observed properties of the Crab flares, supporting the reconnection scenario.

  11. Apparatus for producing voltage and current pulses

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    Kirbie, Hugh (Los Alamos, NM); Dale, Gregory E. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus having one or more modular stages for producing voltage and current pulses. Each module includes a diode charging means to charge a capacitive means that stores energy. One or more charging impedance means are connected to the diode charging means to provide a return current pathway. A solid-state switch discharge means, with current interruption capability, is connected to the capacitive means to discharge stored energy. Finally, a control means is provided to command the switching action of the solid-state switch discharge means.

  12. Production of high voltage by ion bombardment

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    Phinney, Lucas Carter

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . 35 FIGIJRE Page 19 I-V curve for the ammeter setup . . 35 20 Diagram of the leakage current test setup . . . . . . 37 21 Voltmeter readings at each high voltage interval . . . . . , 38 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Direct energy conversion... streaming into the source There is also a moveable shutter that can stop the beam &om entering the beam line. A Varian VHS-6 diffusion pump is connected at the bottom of the glass cross. Its function is to maintain a vacuum in this part of the accelerator...

  13. Eliminate Voltage Unbalance | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube|6721 Federal Register / Vol.6:Energy|Electrifyingof EnergyVoltage

  14. AUTOMATING GROUNDWATER SAMPLING AT HANFORD

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    CONNELL CW; HILDEBRAND RD; CONLEY SF; CUNNINGHAM DE

    2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Until this past October, Fluor Hanford managed Hanford's integrated groundwater program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the new contract awards at the Site, however, the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) has assumed responsibility for the groundwater-monitoring programs at the 586-square-mile reservation in southeastern Washington State. These programs are regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The purpose of monitoring is to track existing groundwater contamination from past practices, as well as other potential contamination that might originate from RCRA treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities. An integral part of the groundwater-monitoring program involves taking samples of the groundwater and measuring the water levels in wells scattered across the site. More than 1,200 wells are sampled each year. Historically, field personnel or 'samplers' have been issued pre-printed forms that have information about the well(s) for a particular sampling evolution. This information is taken from the Hanford Well Information System (HWIS) and the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS)--official electronic databases. The samplers used these hardcopy forms to document the groundwater samples and well water-levels. After recording the entries in the field, the samplers turned the forms in at the end of the day and the collected information was posted onto a spreadsheet that was then printed and included in a log book. The log book was then used to make manual entries of the new information into the software application(s) for the HEIS and HWIS databases. This is a pilot project for automating this tedious process by providing an electronic tool for automating water-level measurements and groundwater field-sampling activities. The automation will eliminate the manual forms and associated data entry, improve the accuracy of the information recorded, and enhance the efficiency and sampling capacity of field personnel. The goal of the effort is to eliminate 100 percent of the manual input to the database(s) and replace the management of paperwork by the field and clerical personnel with an almost entirely electronic process. These activities will include the following: scheduling the activities of the field teams, electronically recording water-level measurements, electronically logging and filing Groundwater Sampling Reports (GSR), and transferring field forms into the site-wide Integrated Document Management System (IDMS).

  15. Human-Automation Interaction By Thomas B. Sheridan & Raja Parasuraman

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    Parasuraman, Raja

    89 CHAPTER 2 Human-Automation Interaction By Thomas B. Sheridan & Raja Parasuraman Automation does with automation in complex and typically large-scale systems, including aircraft and air traffic control, nuclear-free task for either the system designer or the human operator/automation supervisor, especially as computer

  16. A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study Benjamin Bertran, Charles Consel INRIA automation applications that consist of heterogeneous, distributed entities. We describe how SIP fulfills the requirements of home automation; we present the resulting architecture of a home automation system; and, we

  17. Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing (Fact Sheet)

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    Harrison, K.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Automated robot mimics fueling action to test hydrogen hoses for durability in real-world conditions.

  18. Automated Fresnel lens tester system

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    Phipps, G.S.

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An automated data collection system controlled by a desktop computer has been developed for testing Fresnel concentrators (lenses) intended for solar energy applications. The system maps the two-dimensional irradiance pattern (image) formed in a plane parallel to the lens, whereas the lens and detector assembly track the sun. A point detector silicon diode (0.5-mm-dia active area) measures the irradiance at each point of an operator-defined rectilinear grid of data positions. Comparison with a second detector measuring solar insolation levels results in solar concentration ratios over the image plane. Summation of image plane energies allows calculation of lens efficiencies for various solar cell sizes. Various graphical plots of concentration ratio data help to visualize energy distribution patterns.

  19. Automation of BESSY scanning tables

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    Hanton, J

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microprocessor M6800 is used for the automation of scanning and premeasuring BESSY tables. The tasks achieved by the microprocessor are: control of spooling of the four asynchronous film winding devices and switching on and off the 4 projection lamps; preprocessing of the data coming from a bipolar coordinates measuring device; bidirectional interchange of information between the operator, the BESSY table and the DEC PDP 11/34 mini computer controlling the scanning operations; control of the magnification on the table by swapping the projection lenses of appropriate focal lengths and the associated light boxes (under development). In connection with the last of these, study is being made for the use of BESSY tables for accurate measurements (+/- 5 microns), by encoding the displacements of the projection lenses. (0 refs).

  20. Low Speed Automation, a French Initiative

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    Sébastien Glaser; Maurice Cour; Lydie Nouveliere; Alain Lambert; Fawzi Nashashibi; Jean-christophe Popieul; Benjamin Mourllion

    MIPS, 2 rue des frères Lumière,68093 Mulhouse-FRANCE Nowadays, vehicle safety is constantly increasing thanks to the improvement of vehicle passive and active safety. However, on a daily usage of the car, traffic jams remains a problem. With limited space for road infrastructure, automation of the driving task on specific situation seems to be a possible solution. The French project ABV, which stands for low speed automation, tries to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept and to prove the benefits. In this article, we describe the scientific background of the project and expected outputs. "Keywords: vehicle automation, shared control, environment sensing, data fusion;" 1.

  1. Automated Vehicle Policy Work Automated vehicles are a subject of great interest, both in transportation and society in general.

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    Automated Vehicle Policy Work Automated vehicles are a subject of great interest, both researchers are currently exploring automation's effects on the transportation system, determining preparation in the estimations of how automation will affect both congestion and safety. Both of these issues are critical

  2. Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters.

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    Schofield, Daryl (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M.; Glass, Sarah Jill; Roesler, Alexander William; Ewsuk, Kevin Gregory; Slama, George (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Abel, Dave (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD)

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the design and use of low-temperature (850 C to 950 C) co-fired ceramic (LTCC) planar magnetic flyback transformers for applications that require conversion of a low voltage to high voltage (> 100V) with significant volumetric constraints. Measured performance and modeling results for multiple designs showed that the LTCC flyback transformer design and construction imposes serious limitations on the achievable coupling and significantly impacts the transformer performance and output voltage. This paper discusses the impact of various design factors that can provide improved performance by increasing transformer coupling and output voltage. The experiments performed on prototype units demonstrated LTCC transformer designs capable of greater than 2 kV output. Finally, the work investigated the effect of the LTCC microstructure on transformer insulation. Although this paper focuses on generating voltages in the kV range, the experimental characterization and discussion presented in this work applies to designs requiring lower voltage.

  3. Participation through Automation: Fully Automated Critical Peak Pricing in Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Linkugel, Eric

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 2. Demand Response Automation Server and BuildingDemand Response Control Strategies in Commercial Buildings,X X Example of Demand Response from an Office Building This

  4. Method for voltage-gated protein fractionation

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    Hatch, Anson (Tracy, CA); Singh, Anup K. (Danville, CA)

    2012-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We report unique findings on the voltage dependence of protein exclusion from the pores of nanoporous polymer exclusion membranes. The pores are small enough that proteins are excluded from passage with low applied electric fields, but increasing the field enables proteins to pass through. The requisite field necessary for a change in exclusion is protein-specific with a correlation to protein size. The field-dependence of exclusion is important to consider for preconcentration applications. The ability to selectively gate proteins at exclusion membranes is also a promising means for manipulating and characterizing proteins. We show that field-gated exclusion can be used to selectively remove proteins from a mixture, or to selectively trap protein at one exclusion membrane in a series.

  5. Voltage controlled MESFET pulse shape generator

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    Burkhart, S.C.

    1994-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A programmable pulse shape generator capable of producing pulse shapes for Nova and Beamlet has been designed and simulated using the circuit code SPICE. The design utilizes power MESFETS, which are commonly used in microwave amplifiers. The pulse shape is varied by setting a bias voltage on each in a chain of MESFETS with a 200 ps temporal resolution. The electrical pulse then drives an integrated electro-optic modulator similar to what is on Beamlet. Pulse shapes 22 and 25, used on Nova, have been generated by this design. There is no fundamental barrier to making such a pulse generator for use on the National Ignition Facility. In fact, the longer time scales on the NIF pulse will ease the high speed requirements of the pulse shape generator allowing the use of less expensive components. The next step will be to build a prototype circuit for initial testing on Beamlet and Nova.

  6. Submerged Medium Voltage Cable Systems at Nuclear Power Plants...

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    Submerged Medium Voltage Cable Systems at Nuclear Power Plants: A Review of Research Efforts Relevant to Aging Mechanisms and Condition Monitoring. Re-direct Destination: In a...

  7. Mitigating Voltage Fade in Cathode Materials by Improving the...

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    Fade in Cathode Materials by Improving the Atomic Level Uniformity of Elemental Distribution. Mitigating Voltage Fade in Cathode Materials by Improving the Atomic Level...

  8. Nanoscale Morphological and Chemical Changes of High Voltage...

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    Nanoscale Morphological and Chemical Changes of High Voltage Lithium-Manganese Rich NMC Composite Cathodes with Cycling Friday, August 29, 2014 Renewable energy is critical for the...

  9. active capacitive voltage: Topics by E-print Network

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    Khoman 5 Discrete Steps in the Capacitance-Voltage Characteristics of GaInNGaN Light Emitting Diode Structures Materials Science Websites Summary: Discrete Steps in the...

  10. Sharp interface and voltage conservation in the ... - Purdue University

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    2007-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    electrical wave is anisotropic, and cardiac tissue is made up of cells with heteroge- ... fact that voltage gain or loss due to numerical inaccuracies in the spatial ...

  11. Triple voltage dc-to-dc converter and method

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    Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

    2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A circuit and method of providing three dc voltage buses and transforming power between a low voltage dc converter and a high voltage dc converter, by coupling a primary dc power circuit and a secondary dc power circuit through an isolation transformer; providing the gating signals to power semiconductor switches in the primary and secondary circuits to control power flow between the primary and secondary circuits and by controlling a phase shift between the primary voltage and the secondary voltage. The primary dc power circuit and the secondary dc power circuit each further comprising at least two tank capacitances arranged in series as a tank leg, at least two resonant switching devices arranged in series with each other and arranged in parallel with the tank leg, and at least one voltage source arranged in parallel with the tank leg and the resonant switching devices, said resonant switching devices including power semiconductor switches that are operated by gating signals. Additional embodiments having a center-tapped battery on the low voltage side and a plurality of modules on both the low voltage side and the high voltage side are also disclosed for the purpose of reducing ripple current and for reducing the size of the components.

  12. auxiliary voltage converter: Topics by E-print Network

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    Voltage Switching inverter working at 20 kHz and an output stage (high frequency transformers, Schottky rectifi ers and output filter... Jrgensen, H E; Dupaquier, A;...

  13. Electrochemical Characterization of Voltage Fade in LMR-NMC cells

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    the extent of Voltage Fade December 2012 * Establish baseline data on standard materials to facilitate comparison of various datasets March 2013 * Obtain data to determine...

  14. Electrochemical Characterization of Voltage Fade in LMR-NMC cells...

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    Electrochemical Characterization of Voltage Fade in LMR-NMC cells 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

  15. Slipping Magnetic Reconnection Triggering a Solar Eruption of a Triangle-flag Flux Rope

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    Li, Ting

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We firstly report the simultaneous activities of a slipping motion of flare loops and a slipping eruption of a flux rope in 131 {\\AA} and 94 {\\AA} channels on 2014 February 02. The east hook-like flare ribbon propagated slippingly at a speed of about 50 km s$^{-1}$, which lasted about 40 min and extended by more than 100 Mm, but the west flare ribbon moved in the opposite direction with a speed of 30 km s$^{-1}$. At the later phase of the flare activity, a "bi-fan" system of flare loops was well developed. The east footpoints of the flux rope showed an apparent slipping motion along the hook of the ribbon, simultaneously the fine structures of the flux rope rose up rapidly at a speed of 130 km s$^{-1}$, much faster the whole flux rope. We infer that the east footpoints of the flux rope are successively heated by a slipping magnetic reconnection during the flare, which results in the apparent slippage of the flux rope. The slipping motion delineates a "triangle-flag surface" of the flux rope, implying that the...

  16. KINETIC MODELING OF PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN A SOLAR NULL-POINT RECONNECTION REGION

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    Baumann, G.; Haugbolle, T.; Nordlund, A., E-mail: gbaumann@nbi.ku.dk [Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

    2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary focus of this paper is on the particle acceleration mechanism in solar coronal three-dimensional reconnection null-point regions. Starting from a potential field extrapolation of a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) magnetogram taken on 2002 November 16, we first performed magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) simulations with horizontal motions observed by SOHO applied to the photospheric boundary of the computational box. After a build-up of electric current in the fan plane of the null point, a sub-section of the evolved MHD data was used as initial and boundary conditions for a kinetic particle-in-cell model of the plasma. We find that sub-relativistic electron acceleration is mainly driven by a systematic electric field in the current sheet. A non-thermal population of electrons with a power-law distribution in energy forms in the simulated pre-flare phase, featuring a power-law index of about -1.78. This work provides a first step toward bridging the gap between macroscopic scales on the order of hundreds of Mm and kinetic scales on the order of centimeter in the solar corona, and explains how to achieve such a cross-scale coupling by utilizing either physical modifications or (equivalent) modifications of the constants of nature. With their exceptionally high resolution-up to 135 billion particles and 3.5 billion grid cells of size 17.5 km-these simulations offer a new opportunity to study particle acceleration in solar-like settings.

  17. MAGNETIC RECONNECTION ALONG QUASI-SEPARATRIX LAYERS AS A DRIVER OF UBIQUITOUS ACTIVE REGION OUTFLOWS

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    Baker, D.; Van Driel-Gesztelyi, L.; Murray, M. J. [University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT (United Kingdom); Mandrini, C. H. [Instituto de AstronomIa y fisica del Espacio, CONICET-UBA, CC. 67, Suc. 28, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Demoulin, P. [Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, UMR 8109 (CNRS), Meudon-Principal Cedex (France)

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hinode's EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) has discovered ubiquitous outflows of a few to 50 km s{sup -1} from active regions (ARs). These outflows are most prominent at the AR boundary and appear over monopolar magnetic areas. They are linked to strong non-thermal line broadening and are stronger in hotter EUV lines. The outflows persist for at least several days. Using Hinode EIS and X-Ray Telescope observations of AR 10942 coupled with magnetic modeling, we demonstrate that the outflows originate from specific locations of the magnetic topology where field lines display strong gradients of magnetic connectivity, namely quasi-separatrix layers (QSLs), or in the limit of infinitely thin QSLs, separatrices. We found the strongest AR outflows to be in the vicinity of QSL sections located over areas of strong magnetic field. We argue that magnetic reconnection at QSLs separating closed field lines of the AR and either large-scale externally connected or 'open' field lines is a viable mechanism for driving AR outflows which are likely sources of the slow solar wind.

  18. VOLUME 84, NUMBER 17 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 24 APRIL 2000 Local Measurement of Nonclassical Ion Heating during Magnetic Reconnection

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    Ji, Hantao

    - more Spheromak Experiment), Alfvénic ion jets correlated with reconnection were reported based on measurements of ion flux at the vacuum wall [9]. In both TS-3 and SSX, reconnection occurs when two spheromaks heating or conversion of the transla- tional energy of the spheromaks could complicate the inter

  19. Automation, Energy Conservation and Common Sense

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    Hester, D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and contains 5 million square feet of administration office and research laboratory space. An Engineering study to investigate an automated computer controlled energy management system has been completed. The study objectives were to identify system parameters...

  20. Sensors and Automated Analyzers for Radionuclides

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    Grate, Jay W.; Egorov, Oleg B.

    2003-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The production of nuclear weapons materials has generated large quantities of nuclear waste and significant environmental contamination. We have developed new, rapid, automated methods for determination of radionuclides using sequential injection methodologies to automate extraction chromatographic separations, with on-line flow-through scintillation counting for real time detection. This work has progressed in two main areas: radionuclide sensors for water monitoring and automated radiochemical analyzers for monitoring nuclear waste processing operations. Radionuclide sensors have been developed that collect and concentrate radionuclides in preconcentrating minicolumns with dual functionality: chemical selectivity for radionuclide capture and scintillation for signal output. These sensors can detect pertechnetate to below regulatory levels and have been engineered into a prototype for field testing. A fully automated process monitor has been developed for total technetium in nuclear waste streams. This instrument performs sample acidification, speciation adjustment, separation and detection in fifteen minutes or less.

  1. Improved Usability of Aviation Automation Through Direct

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    Kaber, David B.

    Improved Usability of Aviation Automation Through Direct Manipulation and Graphical User Interface Design David B. Kaber and Jennifer M. Riley Department of Industrial Engineering North Carolina State University Kheng-Wooi Tan Department of Industrial Engineering Mississippi State University Problems

  2. Towards Automated System Synthesis Using SCIDUCTION

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    Jha, Susmit Kumar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    120] SRI Intl. Yices: An SMT solver. [121] Mark Stephenson,and use fully automated SMT solvers [13] for deduction.in literature. Brahma[46] uses SMT solving technology to

  3. Explorations of Space-Charge Limits in Parallel-Plate Diodes and Associated Techniques for Automation

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    Ragan-Kelley, Benjamin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Associated Techniques for Automation by Benjamin Ragan-and Associated Techniques for Automation Copyright 2013 byand Associated Techniques for Automation by Benjamin Ragan-

  4. Demonstration of Datacenter Automation Software and Hardware (DASH) at the California Franchise Tax Board

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    Bell, Geoffrey C.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Datacenter Automation Software and Hardware (DASH) at theof Datacenter Automation Software and Hardware (DASH) at theprotocol for building automation and control networks. It is

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - automated high performance Sample Search...

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    Towards Highly Automated Driving: Intermediate... of HAVEit is to develop and investigate vehicle automation beyond ADAS systems, especially highly automated... driving, where the...

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    Towards Highly Automated Driving: Intermediate... of HAVEit is to develop and investigate vehicle automation beyond ADAS systems, especially highly automated... driving, where the...

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    Towards Highly Automated Driving: Intermediate... of HAVEit is to develop and investigate vehicle automation beyond ADAS systems, especially highly automated... driving, where the...

  8. Open Automated Demand Response Technologies for Dynamic Pricing and Smart Grid

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    Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings. ” In2010. “Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing2009. “Open Automated Demand Response Communications

  9. An Interface Between Continuous And Discrete-event Controllers For Vehicle Automation

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    Lygeros, John; Godbole, Datta N.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Event Controllers for Vehicle Automation John Lygeros DattaEvent Controllers for Vehicle Automation John Lygeros andTomizuka, Vehicle lateral control for highway automation,"

  10. Automated Critical Peak Pricing Field Tests: 2006 Pilot Program Description and Results

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and industrial facilities), further developing the DR Automation of industrial process control systems for  automation.  of  industrial process control  systems for automation.  

  11. Open Automated Demand Response Technologies for Dynamic Pricing and Smart Grid

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    Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings. ” InAutomated Demand Response for Small Commercial Buildings. ”in automated demand response programs with building control

  12. NAVIGATION SOFTWARE OF AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE

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    Magdalena Dobrza?ska; Pawe? Dobrza?ski

    Abstract: In the article it has been presented the structure of the control system and measurement data processing of an automated guided vehicle. The basic navigation technique – odometry, which is applied in the automated guided vehicle, has been described, as well as connected with it errors of position tracing. Next the navigation software was shown which enables to design the trajectory of the vehicle movement as well as the registration and reading of the measurement data from the measurement sensors.

  13. Local Dynamic Reactive Power for Correction of System Voltage Problems

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    Kueck, John D [ORNL; Rizy, D Tom [ORNL; Li, Fangxing [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Adhikari, Sarina [ORNL; Irminger, Philip [ORNL

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distribution systems are experiencing outages due to a phenomenon known as local voltage collapse. Local voltage collapse is occurring in part because modern air conditioner compressor motors are much more susceptible to stalling during a voltage dip than older motors. These motors can stall in less than 3 cycles (.05s) when a fault, such as on the sub-transmission system, causes voltage to sag to 70 to 60%. The reasons for this susceptibility are discussed in the report. During the local voltage collapse, voltages are depressed for a period of perhaps one or two minutes. There is a concern that these local events are interacting together over larger areas and may present a challenge to system reliability. An effective method of preventing local voltage collapse is the use of voltage regulation from Distributed Energy Resources (DER) that can supply or absorb reactive power. DER, when properly controlled, can provide a rapid correction to voltage dips and prevent motor stall. This report discusses the phenomenon and causes of local voltage collapse as well as the control methodology we have developed to counter voltage sag. The problem is growing because of the use of low inertia, high efficiency air conditioner (A/C) compressor motors and because the use of electric A/C is growing in use and becoming a larger percentage of system load. A method for local dynamic voltage regulation is discussed which uses reactive power injection or absorption from local DER. This method is independent, rapid, and will not interfere with conventional utility system voltage control. The results of simulations of this method are provided. The method has also been tested at the ORNL s Distributed Energy Communications and Control (DECC) Laboratory using our research inverter and synchronous condenser. These systems at the DECC Lab are interconnected to an actual distribution system, the ORNL distribution system, which is fed from TVA s 161kV sub-transmission backbone. The test results are also provided and discussed. The simulations and testing show that local voltage control from DER can prevent local voltage collapse. The results also show that the control can be provided so quickly, within 0.5 seconds, that is does not interfere with conventional utility methods.

  14. An improved voltage control on large-scale power system

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    Vu, H.; Pruvot, P.; Launay, C.; Harmand, Y. [Electricite de France, Clamart (France). Study and Research Div.] [Electricite de France, Clamart (France). Study and Research Div.

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To achieve a better voltage-var control in the electric power transmission system, different facilities are used. Generators are equipped with automatic voltage regulators to cope with sudden and random changes voltage caused by natural load fluctuations or failures. Other devices like capacitors, inductors, transformers with on load tap changers are installed on the network. Faced with the evolution of the network and operating conditions, electricity utilities are more and more interested in overall and coherent control systems, automatic or not. These systems are expected to coordinate the actions of local facilities for a better voltage control (more stable and faster reaction) inside different areas of the network in case of greater voltage and var variations. They affords besides a better use of existing reactive resources. Also, installation of new devices can be avoided allowing economy of investment. With this frame of mind, EDF has designed a system called Co-ordinated Secondary Voltage Control (CSVC). It`s an automatic closed loop system with a dynamic of a few minutes. It takes into account the network conditions (topology, loads), the voltage limits and the generator operating constraints. This paper presents recent improvements which allow the CSVC to control the voltage profile and different kinds of reactive means on a large-scale power system. Furthermore, this paper presents solution to spread out investment costs over several years, considering a deployment gradually extended.

  15. Measurement of high voltage using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry

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    Abrego, Celestino Pete

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel variation of Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) has been utilized to measure a high voltage collected on an aluminum target by Direct Energy Conversion. The maximum high voltage on the target was measured to be 97.5 kV +/- 2 k...

  16. A LOW-VOLTAGE TEMPERATURE-STABLE MICROMECHANICAL PIEZOELECTRIC OSCILLATOR

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    Ayazi, Farrokh

    A LOW-VOLTAGE TEMPERATURE-STABLE MICROMECHANICAL PIEZOELECTRIC OSCILLATOR Reza Abdolvand, Hossein polarization voltages (5-20V) for operation, which complicates the design of the oscillator circuit in today reference oscillator that utilizes a temperature-stable thin- film piezoelectric-on-silicon resonator

  17. Control and Protection Cooperation Strategy for Voltage Instability

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    Chen, Zhe

    to be transmitted in the weak linked system. On the other hand, the backup protection relays on the transmissionControl and Protection Cooperation Strategy for Voltage Instability Zhou Liu Aalborg University zli are caused by unexpected backup relay operations due to low voltage or overload state caused by post fault

  18. Voltage sensor with fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer

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    Wann, Been-Huey

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INTRODUCTION. Page II RESEARCH DESCRIPTION. . . A. Optical Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometer. . . . . B. Piezoelectricity. . C. Modulating Point in 60 Hz Voltage Measurement. . . . . . D. Temperature Control Circuit . . . . 18 . . . 26 III EXPERIMENTAL... PROCEDURES AND RESULTS. . . . . . A. Fabrication of the Optical Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometer B. Selection of Piezoelectric Materials. C. Implementation of Temperature Control Circuit. . . . D. Experiments of Optical Fiber Voltage Sensor...

  19. Analysis of Voltage Rise Effect on Distribution Network with Distributed

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Analysis of Voltage Rise Effect on Distribution Network with Distributed Generation M. A. Mahmud.hossain@adfa.edu.au, and H.Pota@adfa.edu.au). Abstract: Connections of distributed generation (DG) in distribution networks are increasing. These connections of distributed generation cause voltage rise in the distribution network

  20. CompilerDirected Dynamic Voltage Scaling Based on Program Regions

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    Kremer, Ulrich

    Compiler­Directed Dynamic Voltage Scaling Based on Program Regions Chung­Hsing Hsu and Ulrich using dynamic voltage scaling. The compiler identifies pro­ gram regions where the CPU can be slowed down without resulting in a significant overall performance loss. For such regions the lowest CPU

  1. Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Department of ECE

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    Najm, Farid N.

    Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Maha Nizam Department of ECE University of Toronto devgan@magma-da.com ABSTRACT Full-chip verification requires one to check if the power grid is safe, i.e., if the voltage drop on the grid does not exceed a cer- tain threshold. The traditional simulation-based solution

  2. Automating Pen and InkAutomating Pen and Ink Landscape RenderingsLandscape Renderings

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    Mower, James E.

    Automating Pen and InkAutomating Pen and Ink Landscape RenderingsLandscape Renderings Jim Mower geology They employThey employ ­­ Large scale viewsLarge scale views ­­ Pen and ink renderingsPen and ink renderings #12;ArminArmin LobeckLobeck LobeckLobeck wrote a wonderful book onwrote a wonderful book on block

  3. MASS: An automated accountability system

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    Erkkila, B.H.; Kelso, F.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    All Department of Energy contractors who manage accountable quantities of nuclear materials are required to implement an accountability system that tracks, and records the activities associated with those materials. At Los Alamos, the automated accountability system allows data entry on computer terminals and data base updating as soon as the entry is made. It is also able to generate all required reports in a timely Fashion. Over the last several years, the hardware and software have been upgraded to provide the users with all the capability needed to manage a large variety of operations with a wide variety of nuclear materials. Enhancements to the system are implemented as the needs of the users are identified. The system has grown with the expanded needs of the user; and has survived several years of changing operations and activity. The user community served by this system includes processing, materials control and accountability, and nuclear material management personnel. In addition to serving the local users, the accountability system supports the national data base (NMMSS). This paper contains a discussion of several details of the system design and operation. After several years of successful operation, this system provides an operating example of how computer systems can be used to manage a very dynamic data management problem.

  4. E-beam high voltage switching power supply

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    Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

    1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 figs.

  5. E-beam high voltage switching power supply

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    Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage put under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

  6. Automated diagnostics scoping study. Final report

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    Quadrel, R.W.; Lash, T.A.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the Automated Diagnostics Scoping Study was to investigate the needs for diagnostics in building operation and to examine some of the current technologies in automated diagnostics that can address these needs. The study was conducted in two parts. In the needs analysis, the authors interviewed facility managers and engineers at five building sites. In the technology survey, they collected published information on automated diagnostic technologies in commercial and military applications as well as on technologies currently under research. The following describe key areas that the authors identify for the research, development, and deployment of automated diagnostic technologies: tools and techniques to aid diagnosis during building commissioning, especially those that address issues arising from integrating building systems and diagnosing multiple simultaneous faults; technologies to aid diagnosis for systems and components that are unmonitored or unalarmed; automated capabilities to assist cause-and-effect exploration during diagnosis; inexpensive, reliable sensors, especially those that expand the current range of sensory input; technologies that aid predictive diagnosis through trend analysis; integration of simulation and optimization tools with building automation systems to optimize control strategies and energy performance; integration of diagnostic, control, and preventive maintenance technologies. By relating existing technologies to perceived and actual needs, the authors reached some conclusions about the opportunities for automated diagnostics in building operation. Some of a building operator`s needs can be satisfied by off-the-shelf hardware and software. Other needs are not so easily satisfied, suggesting directions for future research. Their conclusions and suggestions are offered in the final section of this study.

  7. Response to 'Comment on 'Scaling of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: General theory and collisional simulations'' [Phys. Plasmas 16, 034701 (2009)

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    Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States); Shay, M. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The comment by Semenov et al. has called into question our derivation of the outflow velocity in asymmetric magnetic reconnection. We present three reasons that the analysis presented in the comment is incorrect. Most importantly, the authors of the comment have incorrectly applied results from one-dimensional shock theory to the problem of conservation through a two-dimensional dissipation region. For completeness, we compare their predictions to numerical simulation results, finding that their theory does not describe the data. We conclude the analysis in the comment is without merit.

  8. Barriers in the transition to global chaos in collisionless magnetic reconnection. I. Ridges of the finite time Lyapunov exponent field

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    Borgogno, D. [Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy); Grasso, D. [Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy); CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy); Pegoraro, F. [Physics Department, Pisa University, Pisa, CNISM (Italy); Schep, T. J. [Physics Department, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The transitional phase from local to global chaos in the magnetic field of a reconnecting current layer is investigated. Regions where the magnetic field is stochastic exist next to regions where the field is more regular. In regions between stochastic layers and between a stochastic layer and an island structure, the field of the finite time Lyapunov exponent (FTLE) shows a structure with ridges. These ridges, which are special gradient lines that are transverse to the direction of minimum curvature of this field, are approximate Lagrangian coherent structures (LCS) that act as barriers for the transport of field lines.

  9. Low-voltage gas-discharge device

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    Kovarik, V.J.; Hershcovitch, A.; Prelec, K.

    1982-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    An electronic device of the type wherein current flow is conducted by an ionized gas comprising a cathode of the type heated by ionic bombardment, an anode, means for maintaining a predetermined pressure in the region between the anode and the cathode and means for maintaining a field in the region is described. The field, which is preferably a combined magnetic and electric field, is oriented so that the mean distance traveled by electrons before reaching the anode is increased. Because of this increased distance traveled electrons moving to the anode will ionize a large number of gas atoms, thus reducing the voltage necessary to initiate gas breakdown. In a preferred embodiment the anode is a main hollow cathode and the cathode is a smaller igniter hollow cathode located within and coaxial with the main hollow cathode. An axial magnetic field is provided in the region between the hollow cathodes in order to facilitate gas breakdown in that region and initiate plasma discharge from the main hollow cathode.

  10. Spark-safe low-voltage detonator

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    Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it spark-safe ncludes an organic secondary explosive charge of HMX in the form of a thin pad disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The pad of secondary charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter. The explosive column also includes a first explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in the ignition region of the explosive column next to the secondary charge pad on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to provide mechanical confinement of the pad of secondary charge and physical coupling thereof with the ignition device. The explosive column further includes a second explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to the first CP charge on a side opposite from the pad of secondary charge. The second CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. The first explosive CP charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter, whereas the second explosive CP charge contains a series of increments (nominally 4) each of which has an axial thickness-to-diameter ratio of one to two.

  11. Bonfire-safe low-voltage detonator

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    Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it bonfire-safe includes a first layer of an explosive charge of CP, or a primary explosive, and a second layer of a secondary organic explosive charge, such as PETN, which has a degradation temperature lower than the autoignition temperature of the CP or primary explosives. The first layer is composed of a pair of increments disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to and in contact with an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The second layer is composed of a plurality of increments disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to and in contact with the first layer on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first layer is loaded under a sufficient high pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to achieve ignition, whereas the second layer is loaded under a sufficient low pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. Each increment of the first and second layers has an axial length-to-diameter ratio of one-half.

  12. Bonfire-safe low-voltage detonator

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    Lieberman, M.L.

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it bonfire-safe includes a first layer of an explosive charge of CP, or a primary explosive, and a second layer of a secondary organic explosive charge, such as PETN, which has a degradation temperature lower than the autoignition temperature of the CP or primary explosives. The first layer is composed of a pair of increments disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to and in contact with an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The second layer is composed of a plurality of increments disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to and in contact with the first layer on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first layer is loaded under a sufficient high pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to achieve ignition, whereas the second layer is loaded under a sufficient low pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. Each increment of the first and second layers has an axial length-to-diameter ratio of one-half. 2 figs.

  13. Automation cueing modulates cerebral blood flow and vigilance in a simulated air traffic control task

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    Parasuraman, Raja

    Automation cueing modulates cerebral blood flow and vigilance in a simulated air traffic control: Automation; vigilance; cerebral blood flow; mental workload; attentional resources. Automation cueing operator, depending on automation reliability. To assess these effects, transcranial Doppler sonography

  14. Appendix III to OMB Circular No. A-130 -Security of Federal Automated Information Resources

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    Appendix III to OMB Circular No. A-130 - Security of Federal Automated Information Resources A automated information security programs; assigns Federal agency responsibilities for the security of automated information; and links agency automated information security programs and agency management

  15. Integrated, Low Voltage, DynamicallyIntegrated, Low Voltage, Dynamically Adaptive BuckAdaptive Buck--Boost ConverterBoost Converter

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    Improvement in battery life Low voltage Single cell operation (Li-ion/NiCd/NiMH/Fuel Cell) Integrated frequency 1 MHz ± 20% Closed-loop bandwidth 50 kHz 1-dB step change response time 20 µsec Full-load efficiency 90 % Control signal Output voltageTpower_change Tresponse Time 1 dB Typical transient response

  16. High voltage dc--dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

    1995-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 Figs.

  17. High voltage dc-dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

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    automation, which resulted in better performance. Conclusion: In decentralized unmanned vehicle networks... , decentralized network, automation ... Source: Cummings, Mary "Missy"...

  19. Panel Session: Optimization Techniques in Voltage Collapse Analysis," IEEE PES Summer Meeting, San Diego, July 14, 1998. Applications of Optimization to Voltage Collapse Analysis

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    Cañizares, Claudio A.

    Panel Session: Optimization Techniques in Voltage Collapse Analysis," IEEE PES Summer Meeting, San Diego, July 14, 1998. Applications of Optimization to Voltage Collapse Analysis Claudio A. Ca|Thispaper describesseveralapplica- tions of optimization for voltage stability analysis VSA of power systems. Voltage stability prob

  20. Electronic high voltage generator with a high temperature superconducting coil

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    Jin, J.X.; Liu, H.K.; Dou, S.X. [Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)] [and others

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel method for generating high voltages from a low voltage DC source, by using a capacitor and inductor in a R, L, C resonant circuit has been developed with the consideration of using a high temperature superconducting (HTS) coil. To generate high voltages the polarity of a low voltage battery source is reversed each half resonant cycle, the control being achieved by an electronic switch. Resistance in the circuit limits the voltages that can be built up. By replacing a copper winding inductor with another inductor which has a HTS winding, the magnitude of achievable voltages is substantially increased. A (Bi,Pb){sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+x} multifilament HTS wire is considered in this work to make the superconducting inductor. The high voltages generated are not capable of supplying low impedance loads, however, possible applications of the generator include electrical partial discharge testing and insulation resistance testing. It could also be used as a testing method for the HTS itself with respect to the critical current and AC loss measurement.