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Definition: Automated Islanding And Reconnection | Open Energy Information  

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Islanding And Reconnection Islanding And Reconnection Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Islanding And Reconnection Automated Islanding and Reconnection Automated islanding and reconnection is achieved by automated separation and subsequent reconnection (autonomous synchronization) of an independently operated portion of the T&D system (i.e., microgrid) from the interconnected electric grid. A microgrid is an integrated energy system consisting of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources which, as an integrated system, can operate in parallel with the grid or as an island.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Islanding refers to the condition in which a distributed (DG) generator continues to power a location even though electrical grid power

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Definition: Automated Voltage Regulators | Open Energy Information  

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Regulators Regulators Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Voltage Regulators Voltage regulators are transformers that can increase or decrease the voltage on a distribution circuit to help keep the voltage within a pre-determined band. Unlike capacitor banks, voltage regulators cannot adjust power factor. These devices typically monitor the voltage at the location where they are connected, and compare it to a programmed set point. If the voltage deviates too far from the set point, the voltage regulator can increase or decrease its output voltage by moving the tap on the secondary side up or down. An automated voltage regulator can operate with remote control signals, or in concert with other area voltage control devices, to help regulate distribution voltage in a coordinated fashion.

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Definition: Automated Voltage And Var Control | Open Energy Information  

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Voltage And Var Control Voltage And Var Control Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Voltage And Var Control Automated voltage and VAR control requires coordinated operation of reactive power resources such as capacitor banks, voltage regulators, transformer load-tap changers, and distributed generation (DG) with sensors, controls, and communications systems. These devices could operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As Volt-VAR Control (VVC) Related Terms smart grid, Reactive Power References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from

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Distribution capacitor automation that controls voltage and saves energy  

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The Electric Distribution Business Line of Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has begun a program to improve the distribution system operations and electrical efficiency. The program, called the Distribution System Efficiency Enhancement Program (DSEEP), consists of five principal projects: Automated Switching, Circuit Lock-Out Alarming, Substation Monitoring and Control, Outage Management, and Distribution Capacitor Automation Project (DCAP). DCAP is the largest and most sophisticated of the projects being implemented. The project takes advantage of fine-tuning customer voltages for conservation voltage regulation (CVR) benefits as well as minimizes line losses by reducing unnecessary reactive power flow. DCAP can also help to increase transmission line and substation capacity by improving system power factor. The DCAP system takes advantage of the distributed processing capability of meters, capacitor controllers, radios, and substation processors. DCAP uses two-way packet radios and new electronic meters that read real-time customer voltages as well as energy consumption. The radios transmit customer meter voltage information and capacitor status to substation processors, where a control algorithm runs to determine which capacitors should be turned on or off. The objective of DCAP is to reduce over-all net energy transfer from the substation to the customer and meet system VAR requirements. SCE has tested the system on 66 circuit capacitors (including 3 substation capacitors) on 18 circuits served from two substations. The positive results of the DCAP demonstrations has led to an aggressive roll-out plan for system-wide implementation of automating over 7600 switched capacitors by year-end 1995.

Williams, B.R.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection  

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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.

Masaaki Yamada, Russell Kulsrud and Hantao Ji

2009-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversible collisionless magnetic reconnection  

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Reversible magnetic reconnection is demonstrated for the first time by means of gyrokinetic numerical simulations of a collisionless magnetized plasma. Growth of a current-driven instability in a sheared magnetic field is accompanied by magnetic reconnection due to electron inertia effects. Following the instability growth, the collisionless reconnection is accelerated with development of a cross-shaped structure of current density, and then all field lines are reconnected. The fully reconnected state is followed by the secondary reconnection resulting in a weakly turbulent state. A time-reversed simulation starting from the turbulent state manifests that the collisionless reconnection process proceeds inversely leading to the initial state. During the reversed reconnection, the kinetic energy is reconverted into the original magnetic field energy. In order to understand the stability of reversed process, an external perturbation is added to the fully reconnected state, and it is found that the accelerated reconnection is reversible when the deviation of the E × B streamlines due to the perturbation is comparable with or smaller than a current layer width.

Ishizawa, A.; Watanabe, T.-H. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan)] [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection in Astrophysical and  

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Magnetic Reconnection in Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas Ellen G. Zweibel1 and Masaaki Yamada2 astrophysics, magnetic fields, magnetic reconnection Abstract Magnetic reconnection is a topological rearrangement of magnetic field that converts magnetic energy to plasma energy. Astrophysical flares, from

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Magnetic reconnection in space  

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Models of magnetic reconnection in space plasmas generally consider only a segment of the magnetic field lines. The consideration of only a segment of the lines is shown to lead to paradoxical results in which reconnection can be impossible even in a magnetic field constrained to be curl free or can be at an Alfven rate even when the plasma is a perfect conductor. A model of reconnecting magnetic fields is developed which shows the smallness of the interdiffusion distance {delta}{sub d} of magnetic field lines does not limit the speed of reconnection but does provide a reconnection trigger. When the reconnection region has a natural length L{sub r}, the spatial scale of the gradient of magnetic field across the magnetic field lines must reach L{sub g} Almost-Equal-To 0.3L{sub r}/ln(L{sub r}/{delta}{sub d}) for fast reconnection to be triggered, which implies a current density j Almost-Equal-To B/{mu}{sub 0}L{sub g} that is far lower than that usually thought required for fast reconnection. The relation between magnetic reconnection in space and in toroidal laboratory plasmas is also discussed.

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

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnecting broken blood vessels  

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Reconnecting broken blood vessels Reconnecting broken blood vessels Name: Catherine A Kraft Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: While watching the television program "Chicago Hope" the other day, I watched a doctor sew someone's ear back on using an elaborate microscope. I was wondering if a surgeon is required to reconnect all the broken blood vessels, and how you would accomplish this? Thanks for your time! Replies: I'm not a surgeon, but I think the answer to your question is "no." The blood will flow across the wound (out the end of one blood vessel and into the end of another), although not efficiently. I believe they sometimes use leeches sucking on the end of the reconnected part to help induce flow of blood in the right direction through the area. You probably do need to put the ends of the major vessels near each other, so the distribution of blood flow is reasonably like it was before the injury, and so the vessels can eventually reconnect. But probably the microscope is used mostly to be sure the various layers of muscle, connective tissue, and fat are connected together correctly.

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Magnetic reconnection | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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"reconnection") refers to the breaking and reconnecting of oppositely directed magnetic field lines in a plasma. In the process, magnetic field energy is converted to plasma...

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Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a  

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Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null C. S. Ng Space Science Center Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 #12;Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null C. S. Ng, chung-sang.ng@unh.edu, Space Science Center, Institute

Ng, Chung-Sang

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Magnetic reconnection process in transient coaxial helicity injection  

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The physics of magnetic reconnection and fast flux closure in transient coaxial helicity injection experiments in NSTX is examined using resistive MHD simulations. These simulations have been performed using the NIMROD code with fixed boundary flux (including NSTX poloidal coil currents) in the NSTX experimental geometry. Simulations show that an X point is formed in the injector region, followed by formation of closed flux surfaces within 0.5 ms after the driven injector voltage and injector current begin to rapidly decrease. As the injector voltage is turned off, the field lines tend to untwist in the toroidal direction and magnetic field compression exerts a radial J × B force and generates a bi-directional radial E{sub toroidal}×B{sub poloidal} pinch flow to bring oppositely directed field lines closer together to reconnect. At sufficiently low magnetic diffusivity (high Lundquist number), and with a sufficiently narrow injector flux footprint width, the oppositely directed field lines have sufficient time to reconnect (before dissipating), leading to the formation of closed flux surfaces. The reconnection process is shown to have transient Sweet-Parker characteristics.

Ebrahimi, F. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)] [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Hooper, E. B. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Sovinec, C. R. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)] [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Raman, R. [University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)] [University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Separatrices: the crux of reconnection  

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Reconnection is one of the key processes in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas: it is the opposite of a dynamo. Looking at energy, a dynamo transforms kinetic energy in magnetic energy while reconnection takes magnetic energy and returns is to its kinetic form. Most plasma processes at their core involve first storing magnetic energy accumulated over time and then releasing it suddenly. We focus here on this release. A key concept in analysing reconnection is that of the separatrix, a surface (line in 2D) that separates the fresh unperturbed plasma embedded in magnetic field lines not yet reconnected with the hotter exhaust embedded in reconnected field lines. In kinetic physics, the separatrices become a layer where many key processes develop. We present here new results relative to the processes at the separatrices that regulate the plasma flow, the energisation of the species, the electromagnetic fields and the instabilities developing at the separatrices.

Lapenta, Giovanni; Divin, Andrey; Newman, David; Goldman, Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Automation Test Automation  

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

Mousavi, Mohammad

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Connecting Again with Magnetic Reconnection  

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...Princeton, NJ 08543, USA. E-mail: wtang@pppl.gov Magnetic reconnection—the breaking...Princeton, NJ 08543, USA. E-mail: wtang@pppl.gov PLASMA PHYSICS: Connecting...Princeton, NJ 08543, USA. E-mail: wtang@pppl.gov

W. M. Tang

1998-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic reconnection during flux conversion in a driven spheromak  

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During buildup of a spheromak by helicity injection magnetic reconnection converts toroidal flux into poloidal flux. This physics is explored in the resistive magnetohydrodynamic code NIMROD [C. R. Sovinec A. H. Glasser T. A. Gianakon D. C. Barnes R. A. Nebel S. E. Kruger D. D. Schnack S. J. Plimpton A. Tarditi and M. S. Chu J. Comp. Phys.195 355 (2004)] which reveals negative current sheets with ? = ? 0 j ? B ? B 2 reversed relative to the applied current. The simulated event duration is consistent with magnetic diffusion on the sheet thickness and is accompanied by cathode voltage spikes and poloidal field increases similar to those seen in the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment SSPX [E. B. Hooper L. D. Pearlstein and R. H. Bulmer Nucl. Fusion39 863 (1999)]. All magnetic field lines are open during reconnection and their trajectories are very sensitive to their starting points resulting in chaos. The current sheets are most intense inside the separatrix near the X point of the mean-fieldspheromak suggesting that the reconnection occurs near field lines which are closed in the azimuthal average.

E. B. Hooper; T. A. Kopriva; B. I. Cohen; D. N. Hill; H. S. McLean; R. D. Wood; S. Woodruff; C. R. Sovinec

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dissipation in relativistic pair-plasma reconnection  

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An investigation into the relativistic dissipation in magnetic reconnection is presented. The investigated system consists of an electron-positron plasma. A relativistic generalization of Ohm's law is derived. A set of numerical simulations is analyzed, composed of runs with and without guide magnetic field, and of runs with different species temperatures. The calculations indicate that the thermal inertia-based dissipation process survives in relativistic plasmas. For antiparallel reconnection, it is found that the pressure tensor divergence remains the sole contributor to the reconnection electric field, whereas relativistic guide field reconnection exhibits a similarly important role of the bulk inertia terms.

Hesse, Michael; Zenitani, Seiji [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

S. Zenitani; M. Hesse

2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Princeton Plasma Physics Lab - Magnetic reconnection  

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magnetic-reconnection Magnetic magnetic-reconnection Magnetic reconnection (henceforth called "reconnection") refers to the breaking and reconnecting of oppositely directed magnetic field lines in a plasma. In the process, magnetic field energy is converted to plasma kinetic and thermal energy. en Princeton and PPPL launch center to study volatile space weather and violent solar storms http://www.pppl.gov/news/2013/12/princeton-and-pppl-launch-center-study-volatile-space-weather-and-violent-solar-storms

Researchers at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have

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

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arcade field reconnection rate is enhanced. This phase... reconnection of open magnetic field lines above a magnetic arcade Sturrock (1968) or reconnection... , is formed by ......

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATION  

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1 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATION In this paper the design and implementation of a fuzzy logic-based controller is described for regulating the output voltage of a synchronous generator. An automated fuzzy logic-based control strategy is presented

LaMeres, Brock J.

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Theory of Magnetic Reconnection for Magnetospheric Applications  

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Researches in Solar Physics, 1949) · Hoyle gave the problem to his grad student, Dungey, in 1947 ­ MHD Dungey · On the 1953 paper ­ "One reason against publishing [diagrams of reconnection

Cassak, Paul

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Magnetic reconnection and some solar applications  

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...Hence, since the system is incompressible...reconnection and some solar applications 673...C. E. Parnell hybrid expansion (2...mass flux in the solar wind? Does most of the...escapes into the solar wind. L. Golub (Smithsonian...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Energy Conversion at Reconnection Fronts  

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...active galactic nuclei, and planetary magnetospheres. In Earth’s space environment, reconnection facilitates solar wind energy input into the magnetosphere by enabling solar wind field lines to cross the magnetopause and be directly connected...

V. Angelopoulos; A. Runov; X.-Z. Zhou; D. L. Turner; S. A. Kiehas; S.-S. Li; I. Shinohara

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnecting America's Resource Center Website | Open Energy Information  

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Reconnecting America's Resource Center Website Reconnecting America's Resource Center Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Reconnecting America's Resource Center Website Focus Area: Clean Transportation Topics: Best Practices Website: www.reconnectingamerica.org/resource-center/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/reconnecting-americas-resource-center Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This website hosts Reconnecting America's Resource Center Website. Reconnecting America is a non-profit organization that promotes best practices in transit. This clearinghouse provides research, tools and case

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ThreeThree--dimensional magnetic fielddimensional magnetic field line reconnection involving fluxline reconnection involving flux  

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ThreeThree--dimensional magnetic fielddimensional magnetic field line reconnection involving helicity) · Relaxation of complex field geometries into simpler ones · Magnetic Field Line Reconnection (2D ~ . magnetic field is measured at 20,000 locations #12;Hodogram of central field line in flux tubes

Shyy, Wei

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Definition: Automated Capacitors | Open Energy Information  

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Capacitors Capacitors Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Capacitors Capacitors can increase the voltage on a distribution circuit by providing reactive power (often referred to as volt-amperes-reactive or VArs). Capacitor banks are switched in discrete steps, either manually, or in response to the voltage at the location where they are connected; typically, distribution capacitor banks are switched in a single step. If the voltage falls too far below the set point, the capacitor is switched in to raise the voltage. If the voltage rises too high above the set point, the capacitor is switched out to lower the voltage. Automated capacitors can be switched in coordination with other voltage control devices with signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid

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Reconnection events in two-dimensional Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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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.

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

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Experimental Study of Ion Heating and Acceleration During Magnetic Reconnection  

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Ion heating and acceleration has been studied in the well-characterized reconnection layer of the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment [M. Yamada et al., Phys. Plasmas 4, 1936 (1997)]. Ion temperature in the layer rises substantially during null-helicity reconnection in which reconnecting field lines are anti-parallel. The plasma out flow is sub-Alfvonic due to a downstream back pressure. An ion energy balance calculation based on the data and including classical viscous heating indicates that the ions are heated largely due to non-classical mechanisms. The Ti rise is much smaller during co-helicity reconnection in which field lines reconnect obliquely. This is consistent with a slower reconnection rate and a smaller resistivity enhancement over the Spitzer value. These observations indicate strongly that non-classical dissipation mechanisms can play an important role both in heating the ions and in facilitating the reconnection process.

S.C. Hsu; T.A. Carter; G. Fiksel; H. Ji; R.M. Kulsrud; M. Yamada

2000-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex reconnections between coreless vortices in binary condensates  

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Vortex reconnections plays an important role in the turbulent flows associated with the superfluids. To understand the dynamics, we examine the reconnections of vortex rings in the superfluids of dilute atomic gases confined in trapping potentials using Gross-Petaevskii equation. Further more we study the reconnection dynamics of coreless vortex rings, where one of the species can act as a tracer.

Gautam, S. [Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012 (India); Suthar, K.; Angom, D. [Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad-380 009 (India)

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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DENSITY ENHANCEMENTS AND VOIDS FOLLOWING PATCHY RECONNECTION  

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We show, through a simple patchy reconnection model, that retracting reconnected flux tubes may present elongated regions relatively devoid of plasma, as well as long lasting, dense central hot regions. Reconnection is assumed to happen in a small patch across a Syrovatskii (non-uniform) current sheet (CS) with skewed magnetic fields. The background magnetic pressure has its maximum at the center of the CS plane and decreases toward its edges. The reconnection patch creates two V-shaped reconnected tubes that shorten as they retract in opposite directions, due to magnetic tension. One of them moves upward toward the top edge of the CS, and the other one moves downward toward the top of the underlying arcade. Rotational discontinuities (RDs) propagate along the legs of the tubes and generate parallel supersonic flows that collide at the center of the tube. There, gas-dynamic shocks that compress and heat the plasma are launched outwardly. The descending tube moves through the bottom part of the CS where it expands laterally in response to the decreasing background magnetic pressure. This effect may decrease plasma density by 30%-50% of background levels. This tube will arrive at the top of the arcade that will slow it to a stop. Here, the perpendicular dynamics is halted, but the parallel dynamics continues along its legs; the RDs are shut down, and the gas is rarified to even lower densities. The hot post-shock regions continue evolving, determining a long lasting hot region on top of the arcade. We provide an observational method based on total emission measure and mean temperature that indicates where in the CS the tube has been reconnected.

Guidoni, S. E.; Longcope, D. W., E-mail: guidoni@physics.montana.edu [Department of Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3840 (United States)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic reconnection with radiative cooling. I. Optically thin regime  

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Magnetic reconnection processes in many high-energy-density astrophysical and laboratory plasma systems are significantly affected by radiation; hence traditional, nonradiative reconnection models are not applicable to these systems. Motivated by this observation, the present paper develops a Sweet-Parker-like theory of resistive magnetic reconnection with strong radiative cooling. It is found that, in the case with zero guide field, intense radiative cooling leads to a strong plasma compression, resulting in a higher reconnection rate. The compression ratio and the reconnection layer temperature are determined by the balance between ohmic heating and radiative cooling. The lower temperature in a radiatively cooled layer leads to a higher Spitzer resistivity and, hence, a higher reconnection rate. Several specific radiative processes (bremsstrahlung, cyclotron, and inverse Compton) in the optically thin regime are considered for both the zero- and strong-guide-field cases, and concrete expressions for the reconnection parameters are derived, along with the applicability conditions.

Uzdensky, Dmitri A. [Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, Physics Department, UCB-390, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); McKinney, Jonathan C. [Department of Physics and Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4060 (United States)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the effects of guide field on Hall reconnection  

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The results from guide field studies on the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) are compared with results from Hall magnetohydrodynamic (HMHD) reconnection simulation with guide field. The quadrupole field, a signature of two-fluid reconnection at zero guide field, is modified by the presence of a finite guide field in a manner consistent with HMHD simulation. The modified Hall current profile contains reduced electron flows in the reconnection plane, which quantitatively explains the observed reduction of the reconnection rate. The present results are consistent with the hypothesis that the local reconnection dynamics is dominated by Hall effects in the collisionless regime of the MRX plasmas. While very good agreement is seen between experiment and simulations, we note that an important global feature of the experiments, a compression of the guide field by the reconnecting plasma, is not represented in the simulations.

Tharp, T. D.; Yamada, M.; Ji, H.; Lawrence, E.; Dorfman, S.; Myers, C.; Yoo, J. [Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-0451 (United States)] [Center for Magnetic Self-Organization, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-0451 (United States); Huang, Y.-M.; Bhattacharjee, A. [Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire and Max Planck-Princeton Research Center for Plasma Physics, Princeton University, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-0451 (United States)] [Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire and Max Planck-Princeton Research Center for Plasma Physics, Princeton University, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-0451 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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Experiments on Magnetic-Field-Line Reconnection  

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In a very large laboratory plasma the process of magnetic-field-line reconnection has been diagnosed carefully. The temporal evolution of a narrow (?3c?pe) neutral layer with Petschek slow shocks is observed. Electrostatic fields are found to be as important as induced electric fields.

R. L. Stenzel and W. Gekelman

1979-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Relating magnetic reconnection to coronal heating  

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It is clear that the solar corona is begin heated and that coronal magnetic fields undergo reconnection all the time. Here we attempt to show that these two facts are in fact related - i.e. coronal reconnection generates heat. This attempt must address the fact that topological change of field lines does not automatically generate heat. We present one case of flux emergence where we have measured the rate of coronal magnetic reconnection and the rate of energy dissipation in the corona. The ratio of these two, $P/\\dot{\\Phi}$, is a current comparable to the amount of current expected to flow along the boundary separating the emerged flux from the pre-existing flux overlying it. We can generalize this relation to the overall corona in quiet Sun or in active regions. Doing so yields estimates for the contribution to corona heating from magnetic reconnection. These estimated rates are comparable to the amount required to maintain the corona at its observed temperature.

Longcope, Dana W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The relation between reconnected flux, the parallel electric field, and the reconnection rate in a three-dimensional kinetic simulation of magnetic reconnection  

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We investigate the distribution of parallel electric fields and their relationship to the location and rate of magnetic reconnection in a large particle-in-cell simulation of 3D turbulent magnetic reconnection with open boundary conditions. The simulation's guide field geometry inhibits the formation of simple topological features such as null points. Therefore, we derive the location of potential changes in magnetic connectivity by finding the field lines that experience a large relative change between their endpoints, i.e., the quasi-separatrix layer. We find a good correspondence between the locus of changes in magnetic connectivity or the quasi-separatrix layer and the map of large gradients in the integrated parallel electric field (or quasi-potential). Furthermore, we investigate the distribution of the parallel electric field along the reconnecting field lines. We find the reconnection rate is controlled by only the low-amplitude, zeroth and first–order trends in the parallel electric field while the contribution from fluctuations of the parallel electric field, such as electron holes, is negligible. The results impact the determination of reconnection sites and reconnection rates in models and in situ spacecraft observations of 3D turbulent reconnection. It is difficult through direct observation to isolate the loci of the reconnection parallel electric field amidst the large amplitude fluctuations. However, we demonstrate that a positive slope of the running sum of the parallel electric field along the field line as a function of field line length indicates where reconnection is occurring along the field line.

Wendel, D. E.; Olson, D. K.; Hesse, M.; Kuznetsova, M.; Adrian, M. L. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Aunai, N. [Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France)] [Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France); Karimabadi, H. [SciberQuest, Inc., Del Mar, California 92014 (United States) [SciberQuest, Inc., Del Mar, California 92014 (United States); Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (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)

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Experimental study of ion heating and acceleration during magnetic reconnection  

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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.

Hsu, S.C.

2000-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in understanding magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space astrophysical plasmasa...  

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reconnection, a topological rearrangement of magnetic field lines, is key for self-organization processes energies. Magnetic reconnection plays an important role during interactions between the magnetic fieldsProgress in understanding magnetic reconnection in laboratory and space astrophysical plasmasa

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Home Automation  

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In this paper I briefly discuss the importance of home automation system. Going in to the details I briefly present a real time designed and implemented software and hardware oriented house automation research project, capable of automating house's electricity and providing a security system to detect the presence of unexpected behavior.

Ahmed, Zeeshan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection outflow generated turbulence in the solar wind  

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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.

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of collisionless magnetic reconnection in asymmetric systems  

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Asymmetric reconnection is being investigated by means of particle-in-cell simulations. The research has two foci: the direction of the reconnection line in configurations with nonvanishing magnetic fields; and the question why reconnection can be faster if a guide field is added to an otherwise unchanged asymmetric configuration. We find that reconnection prefers a direction, which maximizes the available magnetic energy, and show that this direction coincides with the bisection of the angle between the asymptotic magnetic fields. Regarding the difference in reconnection rates between planar and guide field models, we demonstrate that a guide field can provide essential confinement for particles in the reconnection region, which the weaker magnetic field in one of the inflow directions cannot necessarily provide.

Hesse, Michael; Aunai, Nicolas; Kuznetsova, Masha [Heliophysics Science Division, Code 670, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)] [Heliophysics Science Division, Code 670, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Zenitani, Seiji [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo (Japan)] [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo (Japan); Birn, Joachim [Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States)] [Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Field-Line Reconnection in a Toroidal Plasma  

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The magnetic field-line reconnection is investigated in detail by rapidly reversing the toroidal current in a torus plasma. The reconnection brings about an explosive increase in the plasma pressure in a quite narrow region where a shocklike structure is observed. A strong plasma acceleration and an anomalous resistivity due to the reconnection are estimated by the magnetohydrodynamics equations with the variables obtained from the experiment.

S. Iizuka; Y. Minamitani; H. Tanaca; Y. Kiwamoto

1984-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERCHANGE RECONNECTION IN A TURBULENT CORONA  

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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.

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

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Experimental observation of correlated magnetic reconnection and Alfvénic ion jets  

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Correlations between magnetic reconnection and energetic ion flow events have been measured with merging force free spheromaks at the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment. The reconnection layer is measured with a linear probe array and ion flow is directly measured with a retarding grid energy analyzer. Flow has been measured both in the plane of the reconnection layer and out of the plane. The most energetic events occur in the reconnection plane immediately after formation as the spheromaks dynamically merge. The outflow velocity is nearly Alfvénic. As the spheromaks form equilibria and decay, the flow is substantially reduced.

T. W. Kornack; P. K. Sollins; M. R. Brown

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - axisymmetric reconnection events Sample...  

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large reconnection events... and the axisymmetric field. The measurement was made for two types of reconnection events in the RFP: the large... experimentally for two cases: large...

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Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation  

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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

Mousavi, Mohammad

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Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas: a Celestial Phenomenon in the Laboratory  

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Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas: a Celestial Phenomenon in the Laboratory Jan Egedal MIT Physics Lin, T Phan, M �ieroset (Space Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley) #12;Magnetic Reconnection · A change in magnetic topology in the presence of a plasma Plasma carrying a current Magnetic fields j Consider a small

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Chromospheric Anemone Jets as Evidence of Ubiquitous Reconnection  

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...Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) numerical simulations of reconnection between...reconnection mechanism. Fig. 4. Time-distance diagram of Ca intensity (running differences) along Ca jets...solar winds in coronal holes (24, 25). MHD simulations (26, 27) showed that about...

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

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Extending the Concept of Separatrices to QSLs for Magnetic Reconnection  

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by the transport of magnetic field lines across separatrices, the set of field lines where the field-line linkage in field-line linkage, generalize the definition of separatrices. Magnetic reconnection is expected the magnetic field line linkage is discontinuous (Fig. 1). A particularly important location for reconnection

Demoulin, Pascal

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Magnetic reconnection configurations and particle acceleration in solar flares  

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

Chen, P. F.

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PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 24, 125108 (2012) Quantum vortex reconnections  

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is continuous, not discrete, and parts of the initial vortical tubes can be left behind as vortex threads, whichPHYSICS OF FLUIDS 24, 125108 (2012) Quantum vortex reconnections S. Zuccher,1 M. Caliari,1 A. W that the minimum distance between vortices scales differently with time before and after the vortex reconnection

Zuccher, Simone

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Conservation of writhe helicity under anti-parallel reconnection  

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Reconnection is a fundamental event in many areas of science, from the interaction of vortices in classical and quantum fluids, and magnetic flux tubes in magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics, to the recombination in polymer physics and DNA biology. By using fundamental results in topological fluid mechanics, the helicity of a flux tube can be calculated in terms of writhe and twist contributions. Here we show that the writhe is conserved under anti-parallel reconnection. Hence, for a pair of interacting flux tubes of equal flux, if the twist of the reconnected tube is the sum of the original twists of the interacting tubes, then helicity is conserved during reconnection. Thus, any deviation from helicity conservation is entirely due to the intrinsic twist inserted or deleted locally at the reconnection site. This result has important implications for helicity and energy considerations in various physical contexts.

Christian E. Laing; Renzo L. Ricca; De Witt L. Sumners

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Conservation of writhe helicity under anti-parallel reconnection  

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Reconnection is a fundamental event in many areas of science, from the interaction of vortices in classical and quantum fluids, and magnetic flux tubes in magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics, to the recombination in polymer physics and DNA biology. By using fundamental results in topological fluid mechanics, the helicity of a flux tube can be calculated in terms of writhe and twist contributions. Here we show that the writhe is conserved under anti-parallel reconnection. Hence, for a pair of interacting flux tubes of equal flux, if the twist of the reconnected tube is the sum of the original twists of the interacting tubes, then helicity is conserved during reconnection. Thus, any deviation from helicity conservation is entirely due to the intrinsic twist inserted or deleted locally at the reconnection site. This result has important implications for helicity and energy considerations in various physical contexts.

Laing, Christian E; Sumners, De Witt L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLLOQUIUM: Laboratory Study of Magnetic Reconnection: Recent Discoveries  

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March 27, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm March 27, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium COLLOQUIUM: Laboratory Study of Magnetic Reconnection: Recent Discoveries on MRX Dr. Masaaki Yamada Princeton University Presentation: WC27MAR2013_MYamada.pptx Magnetic reconnection is a phenomenon of nature in which magnetic field lines change their topology in plasma and convert magnetic energy to particles by acceleration and heating. It is one of the most fundamental processes at work in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. Magnetic reconnection occurs everywhere: in solar flares; coronal mass ejections; the earth's magnetosphere; in the star forming galaxies; and in plasma fusion devices. This talk focuses on recent discoveries in the fundamental research of magnetic reconnection on Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX)

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FAST MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AND SPONTANEOUS STOCHASTICITY  

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Magnetic field lines in astrophysical plasmas are expected to be frozen-in at scales larger than the ion gyroradius. The rapid reconnection of magnetic-flux structures with dimensions vastly larger than the gyroradius requires a breakdown in the standard Alfven flux-freezing law. We attribute this breakdown to ubiquitous MHD plasma turbulence with power-law scaling ranges of velocity and magnetic energy spectra. Lagrangian particle trajectories in such environments become 'spontaneously stochastic', so that infinitely many magnetic field lines are advected to each point and must be averaged to obtain the resultant magnetic field. The relative distance between initial magnetic field lines which arrive at the same final point depends upon the properties of two-particle turbulent dispersion. We develop predictions based on the phenomenological Goldreich and Sridhar theory of strong MHD turbulence and on weak MHD turbulence theory. We recover the predictions of the Lazarian and Vishniac theory for the reconnection rate of large-scale magnetic structures. Lazarian and Vishniac also invoked 'spontaneous stochasticity', but of the field lines rather than of the Lagrangian trajectories. More recent theories of fast magnetic reconnection appeal to microscopic plasma processes that lead to additional terms in the generalized Ohm's law, such as the collisionless Hall term. We estimate quantitatively the effect of such processes on the inertial-range turbulence dynamics and find them to be negligible in most astrophysical environments. For example, the predictions of the Lazarian and Vishniac theory are unchanged in Hall MHD turbulence with an extended inertial range, whenever the ion skin depth {delta}{sub i} is much smaller than the turbulent integral length or injection-scale L{sub i} .

Eyink, Gregory L. [Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Lazarian, A. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Vishniac, E. T., E-mail: eyink@jhu.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1 (Canada)

2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automated fault extraction Sample Search...  

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with extracted... automation, fault diagnosis, asset management, as well as power system modeling and simulation. 12;... 1 F Voltage Sag Data Utilization for Distribution Fault...

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Automation i Distributionsnät; Distribution automation.  

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?? As a part of Göteborg Energi’s work towards a smarter electric grid, the company has chosen to investigate the possibilities of automation in their… (more)

Mård, Mathias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Study of Hall Reconnection in Partially Ionized Plasmas  

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The effects of partial ionization (ni/nn ? 1%) on magnetic reconnection in the Hall regime have been studied systematically in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX). It is shown that, when neutrals are added the Hall quadrupole field pattern and thus electron flow is unchanged while the ion outflow speed is reduced due to ion-neutral drag. However, in constrast to theoretical predictions, the ion diffusion layer width does not change appreciably. Therefore, the total ion outflow flux and the normalized reconnection rate are reduced.

Eric E. Lawrence, Hanto Ji, Masaaki Yamaada and Jongsoo Yoo

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection and the Ideal Evolution of Magnetic Fields  

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A magnetic evolution is ideal if it is consistent with the field being embedded in a perfectly conducting fluid. Faraday's law implies the evolution is ideal when the parallel component of the electric field is the derivative of a scalar potential, a condition that generically holds in any local region of space. Reconnection requires the non-existence of such a potential. In systems with two periodic directions, non-existence focuses reconnection onto the surfaces in which the magnetic field lines close on themselves, the rational surfaces. This rational surface effect does not arise in astrophysics but does appear in periodic simulation codes. Effects that could give astrophysical reconnection are discussed.

Allen H. Boozer

2002-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of electron inertia in collisionless magnetic reconnection  

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We present a study of collisionless magnetic reconnection within the framework of full two-fluid MHD for a completely ionized hydrogen plasma, retaining the effects of the Hall current, electron pressure and electron inertia. We performed 2.5D simulations using a pseudo-spectral code with no dissipative effects. We check that the ideal invariants of the problem are conserved down to round-off errors. Our numerical results confirm that the change in the topology of the magnetic field lines is exclusively due to the presence of electron inertia. The computed reconnection rates remain a fair fraction of the Alfvén velocity, which therefore qualifies as fast reconnection.

Andrés, Nahuel, E-mail: nandres@iafe.uba.ar; Gómez, Daniel [Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, CC. 67, suc. 28, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Univrsidad de Buenos Aires, Pabellón I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Martin, Luis; Dmitruk, Pablo [Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Univrsidad de Buenos Aires, Pabellón I, 1428, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Highway Electrification And Automation  

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Electrification and Automation Technologies - RegionalHighway Electrification and Automation Steven E. Shladovertechnology of highway automation,” as well as its belief

Shladover, Steven E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relaxation and magnetic reconnection in plasmas  

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The theory of plasma relaxation is described and developed. Turbulence, allied with a small resistivity, allows the plasma rapid access to a particular minimum-energy state. This process involves reconnection of magnetic field lines in a manner that destroys all the topological invariants of ideal plasma so that only total magnetic helicity survives. Although this mechanism, and the equations describing the relaxed state, are similar in all systems, the properties of the relaxed state depend crucially on the topology—toroidal or spherical—of the container and on the boundary conditions. Consequently there are several different types of relaxed state, each with its own special characteristics, which are derived and discussed. The measurements made on many experiments, including toroidal pinches, OHTE, multipinch, and spheromaks, are reviewed and shown to be in striking agreement with the theoretical predictions.

J. B. Taylor

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection of vortex filaments and Kolmogorov spectrum  

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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...

Nemirovskii, Sergey K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic reconnection physics in the solar wind with Voyager 2  

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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 ...

Stevens, M. L. (MIchael Louis)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of the trigger problem in magnetic reconnection  

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Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental process in plasma physics, which involves the often explosive release of magnetically stored energy in both space and laboratory plasmas. In order for this sudden release of energy ...

Katz, Noam Karasov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection in the Spheromak: Physics and Consequences  

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Magnetic reconnection in the spheromak changes magnetic topology by conversion of injected ... closure (or opening) in a slowly decaying spheromak. Results from the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment, SSPX, a...

E. B. Hooper; B. I. Cohen; D. N. Hill; L. L. LoDestro…

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection with Asymmetry in the Outflow Direction  

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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.

Murphy, N A; Cassak, P A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D EMHD reconnection in a laboratory plasma  

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In a large laboratory plasma, reconnection of three-dimensional (3D) magnetic fields is studied in the parameter regime of electron magnetohydrodynamics (EMHD). The field topologies are spheromak-like with two-di...

R. L. Stenzel; J. M. Urrutia; M. C. Griskey; K. D. Strohmaier

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MESSENGER Observations of Magnetic Reconnection in Mercury’s Magnetosphere  

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...Prague 14131, Czech Republic. Solar wind energy transfer to planetary magnetospheres...MP reconnection transfers solar wind energy into the magnetosphere, where...Mercury's magnetosphere. | Solar wind energy transfer to planetary magnetospheres...

James A. Slavin; Mario H. Acuña; Brian J. Anderson; Daniel N. Baker; Mehdi Benna; Scott A. Boardsen; George Gloeckler; Robert E. Gold; George C. Ho; Haje Korth; Stamatios M. Krimigis; Ralph L. McNutt; Jr.; Jim M. Raines; Menelaos Sarantos; David Schriver; Sean C. Solomon; Pavel Trávní?ek; Thomas H. Zurbuchen

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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U.S.-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...

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Universal Reconnection of Non-Abelian Cosmic Strings  

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We show that local/semilocal strings in Abelian/non-Abelian gauge theories with critical couplings always reconnect classically in collision, by using moduli space approximation. The moduli matrix formalism explicitly identifies a well-defined set of the vortex moduli parameters. Our analysis of generic geodesic motion in terms of those shows right-angle scattering in head-on collision of two vortices, which is known to give the reconnection of the strings.

Minoru Eto; Koji Hashimoto; Giacomo Marmorini; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Walter Vinci

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Universal Reconnection of Non-Abelian Cosmic Strings  

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We show that local and semilocal strings in Abelian and non-Abelian gauge theories with critical couplings always reconnect classically in collision, by using moduli space approximation. The moduli matrix formalism explicitly identifies a well-defined set of the vortex moduli parameters. Our analysis of generic geodesic motion in terms of those shows right-angle scattering in head-on collision of two vortices, which is known to give the reconnection of the strings.

Eto, Minoru; Hashimoto, Koji [Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo, Komaba 3-8-1, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan); Marmorini, Giacomo [INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7, 56126 Pisa (Italy); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan); Ohashi, Keisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Vinci, Walter [INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo, 3, Ed. C, 56127 Pisa (Italy)

2007-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous three-dimensional magnetic reconnection in merging toroidal plasma experiment  

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We investigated a new phenomenon of three-dimensional (3D) magnetic reconnection in TS-4 torus plasma merging experiments by directly measuring the 3D structures of the current sheet. Removal of all toroidal asymmetry of the device reveals that a strong external drive of reconnection inflow increases the toroidal asymmetry of the current sheet only during the reconnection. This spontaneous 3D deformation of the current sheet increases the reconnection outflow as well as the reconnection electric field, probably because local compression of the current sheet to a thickness less than the ion gyroradius triggers its strong dissipation of the current sheet, responsible for the onset of 3D reconnection. These mechanisms indicate that the 3D reconnection is a newly observed spontaneous process of fast reconnection.

Ii, Toru [Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Ono, Yasushi [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection of vortex filaments and Kolmogorov spectrum  

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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.

Sergey K. Nemirovskii

2014-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Gyrokinetic simulations of collisionless reconnection in turbulent non-uniform plasmas  

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We present nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations of collisionless magnetic reconnection with non-uniformities in the plasma density, the electron temperature, and the ion temperature. The density gradient can stabilize reconnection due to diamagnetic effects but destabilize driftwave modes that produce turbulence. The electron temperature gradient triggers microtearing modes that drive rapid small-scale reconnection and strong electron heat transport. The ion temperature gradient destabilizes ion temperature gradient modes that, like the driftwaves, may enhance reconnection in some cases.

Kobayashi, Sumire [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France) [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 (United States); Rogers, Barrett N. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 (United States); Numata, Ryusuke [Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo, 7-1-28 Minatojima Minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo, 7-1-28 Minatojima Minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047 (Japan)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional highly magnetized electron-ion plasmas  

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Magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional highly magnetized electron-ion plasmas Richard three-field model of two-dimensional magnetic reconnection in a weakly collisional, highly magnetized.1063/1.3374427 I. INTRODUCTION Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental physical phe- nomenon which occurs

Fitzpatrick, Richard

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Vortex reconnections in atomic condensates at finite temperature A. J. Allen1  

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, reconnections of stream lines, vortex lines and magnetic flux tubes change the topology of the flowVortex reconnections in atomic condensates at finite temperature A. J. Allen1 , S. Zuccher2 , M (Dated: May 28, 2014) The study of vortex reconnections is an essential ingredient of understanding

Zuccher, Simone

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Three-dimensional, Impulsive Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma  

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Impulsive, local, 3-D reconnection is identified for the first time in a laboratory current sheet. The events observed in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) are characterized by large local gradients in the third direction and cannot be explained by 2-D models. Detailed measurements show that the ejection of flux rope structures from the current sheet plays a key role in these events. By contrast, even though electromagnetic fluctuations in the lower hybrid frequency range are also observed concurrently with the impulsive behavior, they are not the key physics responsible. A qualitative, 3-D, two-fluid model is proposed to explain the observations. The experimental results may be particularly applicable to space and astrophysical plasmas where impulsive reconnection occurs.

S Dorfman, et al

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of PDSLin to the magnetic reconnection problem  

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PDSLin to the magnetic reconnection problem PDSLin to the magnetic reconnection problem This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article. 2013 Comput. Sci. Disc. 6 014002 (http://iopscience.iop.org/1749-4699/6/1/014002) Download details: IP Address: 50.136.219.251 The article was downloaded on 18/04/2013 at 01:26 Please note that terms and conditions apply. View the table of contents for this issue, or go to the journal homepage for more Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My IOPscience Application of PDSLin to the magnetic reconnection problem Xuefei Yuan 1 , Xiaoye S Li 1 , Ichitaro Yamazaki 2 , Stephen C Jardin 3,4 , Alice E Koniges 1 and David E Keyes 5,6 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA 2 Innovative Computing Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,

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SHOCKS AND THERMAL CONDUCTION FRONTS IN RETRACTING RECONNECTED FLUX TUBES  

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We present a model for plasma heating produced by time-dependent, spatially localized reconnection within a flare current sheet separating skewed magnetic fields. The reconnection creates flux tubes of new connectivity which subsequently retract at Alfvenic speeds from the reconnection site. Heating occurs in gas-dynamic shocks (GDSs) which develop inside these tubes. Here we present generalized thin flux tube equations for the dynamics of reconnected flux tubes, including pressure-driven parallel dynamics as well as temperature-dependent, anisotropic viscosity and thermal conductivity. The evolution of tubes embedded in a uniform, skewed magnetic field, following reconnection in a patch, is studied through numerical solutions of these equations, for solar coronal conditions. Even though viscosity and thermal conductivity are negligible in the quiet solar corona, the strong GDSs generated by compressing plasma inside reconnected flux tubes generate large velocity and temperature gradients along the tube, rendering the diffusive processes dominant. They determine the thickness of the shock that evolves up to a steady state value, although this condition may not be reached in the short times involved in a flare. For realistic solar coronal parameters, this steady state shock thickness might be as long as the entire flux tube. For strong shocks at low Prandtl numbers, typical of the solar corona, the GDS consists of an isothermal sub-shock where all the compression and cooling occur, preceded by a thermal front where the temperature increases and most of the heating occurs. We estimate the length of each of these sub-regions and the speed of their propagation.

Guidoni, S. E.; Longcope, D. W., E-mail: guidoni@physics.montana.ed [Department of Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3840 (United States)

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On transition from Alfvén resonance to forced magnetic reconnection  

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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})

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

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The study of magnetic reconnection in solar spicules  

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This work is devoted to study the magnetic reconnection instability under solar spicule conditions. Numerical study of the resistive tearing instability in a current sheet is presented by considering the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) framework. To investigate the effect of this instability in a stratified atmosphere of solar spicules, we solve linear and non-ideal MHD equations in the x-z plane. In the linear analysis it is assumed that resistivity is only important within the current sheet, and the exponential growth of energies takes place faster as plasma resistivity increases. We are interested to see the occurrence of magnetic reconnection during the lifetime of a typical solar spicule.

Fazel, Z

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Study Of Guide Field Effects on Hall Reconnection In A Laboratory Plasma  

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The effect of guide field on magnetic reconnection is quantitatively studied by systematically varying an applied guide field in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX). The quadrupole field, a signature of two-fluid reconnection at zero guide field, is significantly altered by a finite guide field. It is shown that the reconnection rate is significantly reduced with increasing guide field, and this dependence is explained by a combination of local and global physics: locally, the in-plane Hall currents are reduced, while globally guide field compression produces an increased pressure both within and downstream of the reconnection region. __________________________________________________

T. D. Tharp, M. Yamada, H. Ji, E. Lawrence, S. Dorfman, C. Myers, and J. Yoo

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

87

Automatic voltage imbalance detector  

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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.

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

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOW ENERGY ELECTRON TRANSPORT BY RECONNECTED MAGNETIC FIELDS AROUND MARS  

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presents a significant ionospheric obstacle to the solar wind. Moreover, the presence of strong crustalLOW ENERGY ELECTRON TRANSPORT BY RECONNECTED MAGNETIC FIELDS AROUND MARS A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED;Abstract The solar wind interaction with Mars has been studied extensively through satellite observations

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MAGNETIC TOPOLOGIES: WHERE WILL RECONNECTION OCCUR ? Pascal Demoulin  

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1 MAGNETIC TOPOLOGIES: WHERE WILL RECONNECTION OCCUR ? Pascal D´emoulin Observatoire de Paris to power flares is thought to come from the coronal magnetic field. However, such energy release is efficient only at very small scales. Magnetic configurations with a complex topology, i.e. with sepa

Demoulin, Pascal

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Relating reconnection rate, exhaust structure and effective resistivity  

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The magnetic reconnection structure consists of a central diffusion region (CDR) and a cone or wedge shaped reconnection exhaust containing accelerated plasma flows and electromagnetic fluctuations. We predict here the relationship among the exhaust half-cone angle (?{sub e}), the half width (w) of the CDR, the outflow velocity V{sub o}, and the effective resistivity (?{sub eff}), which includes the effects of all the nonideal terms in the generalized Ohm's law. The effective resistivity is defined as the ratio of reconnection electric field E{sub rec} to the current density J{sub y} at the X point and it essentially represents the loss of momentum from the current-carrying plasma particles due to scattering by waves, their inertia or outflux from the CDR. The relation is checked against relevant results previously reported from laboratory experiments, space observations, and simulations, showing excellent agreement. The relation can be used for estimating the ad-hoc effective resistivity often used in magnetohydrodynamic modeling of reconnection.

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

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

91

THREE-DIMENSIONAL RECONNECTION INVOLVING MAGNETIC FLUX ROPES  

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Two and three magnetic flux ropes are created and studied in a well-diagnosed laboratory experiment. The twisted helical bundles of field lines rotate and collide with each other over time. In the two rope case, reverse current layers indicative of reconnection are observed. Using a high spatial and temporal resolution three-dimensional volume data set in both cases, quasi-separatrix layers (QSLs) are identified in the magnetic field. Originally developed in the context of solar magnetic reconnection, QSLs are thought to be preferred sites for reconnection. This is verified in these studies. In the case of three flux ropes there are multiple QSLs, which come and go in time. The divergence of the field lines within the QSLs and the field line motion is presented. In all cases, it is observed that the reconnection is patchy in space and bursty in time. Although it occurs at localized positions it is the result of the nonlocal behavior of the flux ropes.

Gekelman, W.; Van Compernolle, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Lawrence, E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ (United States)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Magnetic Reconnection Theory  

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of many MHD phenomena. Magnetic field lines in a configuration of eight null points, where reconnection. Inside the sheet, magnetic diffusion becomes important and the field lines are able to diffuse through. In particular, a plasma interacts in a subtle and intimate way with any magnetic field that is present. For many

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Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery  

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, 1970) showed that magnetic field lines are "frozen" into a perfectly conducting (or ideal) plasma implication of Alfven's Theorem is that magnetic field lines cannot break and change connections. If magnetic astrophysical situations is essentially fluid-dynamic, where magnetic field lines break and reconnect over fast

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Electromagnetic Perturbations in the Reconnecting Current Sheet in MRX  

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Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental plasma process in which magnetic field lines break and reconnect, converting magnetic field energy into particle kinetic energy. Electromagnetic fluctuations, which may play a role in fast reconnection, are studied from both an experimental and theoretical standpoint. The waves, which are in the lower hybrid range of frequencies, may be produced by a plasma instability known as the oblique lower hybrid drift instability. When the electron drift velocity is large, the theory predicts coupling between whistler and acoustic waves in the ion frame that may lead to an instability in the vicinity of the current sheet. On the experimental side, an antenna placed in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is used to apply perturbations, and their propagation characteristics are measured. Results from a 2mm diameter antenna indicate that any induced fluctuations are confined to the current sheet and are preferentially excited in the direction of electron flow within the layer. Preliminary data from a 2cm diameter antenna shows a wave propagating in the electron flow direction at the local electron drift velocity. Thus electron drift appears to play a crucial role in the appearance of fluctuations.

Dorfman, Seth; Ji, Hantao; Yamada, MasAki; Ren Yang; Gerhardt, Stefan; Kulsrud, Russell; McGeehan, Brendan; Wang Yansong [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton NJ 08540 (United States)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

95

Automation Performance Index.  

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??Automation is intended to improve overall building performance. Building Automation Systems (BAS) are attractive and popular due to their promise of increased operational effectiveness. BAS… (more)

Makarechi, Shariar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Views on Automation  

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Views on Automation ... Industrial managements, he feels, must allay workers' fears by showing how they can take pride in the greater accomplishment of automated plants. ...

1957-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The plasmoid instability during asymmetric inflow magnetic reconnection  

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Theoretical studies of the plasmoid instability generally assume that the reconnecting magnetic fields are symmetric. We relax this assumption by performing two-dimensional resistive magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the plasmoid instability during asymmetric inflow magnetic reconnection. Magnetic asymmetry modifies the onset, scaling, and dynamics of this instability. Magnetic islands develop preferentially into the weak magnetic field upstream region. Outflow jets from individual X-points impact plasmoids obliquely rather than directly as in the symmetric case. Consequently, deposition of momentum by the outflow jets into the plasmoids is less efficient, the plasmoids develop net vorticity, and shear flow slows down secondary merging between islands. Secondary merging events have asymmetry along both the inflow and outflow directions. Downstream plasma is more turbulent in cases with magnetic asymmetry because islands are able to roll around each other after exiting the current sheet. As in the symmetric case, plasmoid formation facilitates faster reconnection for at least small and moderate magnetic asymmetries. However, when the upstream magnetic field strengths differ by a factor of 4, the reconnection rate plateaus at a lower value than expected from scaling the symmetric results. We perform a parameter study to investigate the onset of the plasmoid instability as a function of magnetic asymmetry and domain size. There exist domain sizes for which symmetric simulations are stable but asymmetric simulations are unstable, suggesting that moderate magnetic asymmetry is somewhat destabilizing. We discuss the implications for plasmoid and flux rope formation in solar eruptions, laboratory reconnection experiments, and space plasmas. The differences between symmetric and asymmetric simulations provide some hints regarding the nature of the three-dimensional plasmoid instability.

Murphy, Nicholas A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)] [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Young, Aleida K. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States) [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Shen, Chengcai [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States) [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Lin, Jun [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States) [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China); Ni, Lei [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China)] [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

98

Optical voltage reference  

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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.

Rankin, R.; Kotter, D.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The Onset of Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection with a Strong Guide Field  

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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 $\\alpha$ 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 ...

Drake, J F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Automation of hydroelectric power plants  

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This paper describes how the author's company has been automating its hydroelectric generating plants. The early automations were achieved with a relay-type supervisory control system, relay logic, dc tachometer, and a pneumatic gate-position controller. While this system allowed the units to be started and stopped from a remote location, they were operated at an output that was preset by the pneumatic control at the generating site. The supervisory control system at the site provided such information as unit status, generator breaker status, and a binary coded decimal (BCD) value of the pond level. The generating units are started by energizing an on-site relay that sets the pneumatic gate controller to a preset value above the synchronous speed of the hydroelectric generator. The pneumatic controller then opens the water-wheel wicket gates to the preset startup position. As the hydroelectric generator starts to turn, the machine-mounted dc tachometer produces a voltage. At a dc voltage equivalent to synchronous speed, the generator main breaker closes, and a contact from the main breaker starts a field-delay timer. Within a few seconds, the field breaker closes. Once the cycle is complete, a relay changes the pneumatic setpoint to a preset operating point of about 8/10 wicket gate opening.

Grasser, H.S. (Consolidated Papers, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, WI (US))

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Magnetic Reconnection Due to Anisotropic Electron Pressure  

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A new regime of fast magnetic reconnection with an out-of-plane (guide) magnetic field is reported in which the key role is played by an electron pressure anisotropy described by the Chew-Goldberger-Low gyrotropic equations of state in the generalized Ohm's law, which even dominates the Hall term. A description of the physical cause of this behavior is provided and two-dimensional fluid simulations are used to confirm the results. The electron pressure anisotropy causes the out-of-plane magnetic field to develop a quadrupole structure of opposite polarity to the Hall magnetic field and gives rise to dispersive waves. In addition to being important for understanding what causes reconnection to be fast, this mechanism should dominate in plasmas with low plasma beta and a high in-plane plasma beta with electron temperature comparable to or larger than ion temperature, so it could be relevant in the solar wind and some tokamaks.

Cassak, P A; Fermo, R L; Beidler, M T; Shay, M A; Swisdak, M; Drake, J F; Karimabadi, H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Application of Stereo Vision to the Reconnection Scaling Experiment  

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The measurement and simulation of the three-dimensional structure of magnetic reconnection in astrophysical and lab plasmas is a challenging problem. At Los Alamos National Laboratory we use the Reconnection Scaling Experiment (RSX) to model 3D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) relaxation of plasma filled tubes. These magnetic flux tubes are called flux ropes. In RSX, the 3D structure of the flux ropes is explored with insertable probes. Stereo triangulation can be used to compute the 3D position of a probe from point correspondences in images from two calibrated cameras. While common applications of stereo triangulation include 3D scene reconstruction and robotics navigation, we will investigate the novel application of stereo triangulation in plasma physics to aid reconstruction of 3D data for RSX plasmas. Several challenges will be explored and addressed, such as minimizing 3D reconstruction errors in stereo camera systems and dealing with point correspondence problems.

Klarenbeek, Johnny [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sears, Jason A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gao, Kevin W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Intrator, Thomas P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Weber, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

103

Scaling of magnetic reconnection in relativistic collisionless plasmas  

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Using fully kinetic simulations, we study the scaling of the inflow speed of collisionless magnetic reconnection from the non-relativistic to ultra-relativistic limit. In the anti-parallel configuration, the inflow speed increases with the upstream magnetization parameter $\\sigma$ and approaches the light speed when $\\sigma > O(100)$, leading to an enhanced reconnection rate. In all regimes, the divergence of pressure tensor is the dominant term responsible for breaking the frozen-in condition at the x-line. The observed scaling agrees well with a simple model that accounts for the Lorentz contraction of the plasma passing through the diffusion region. The results demonstrate that the aspect ratio of the diffusion region remains $\\sim 0.1$ in both the non-relativistic and relativistic limits.

Liu, Yi-Hsin; Daughton, William; Li, Hui; Hesse, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Automated characterization of single-photon avalanche photodiode  

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We report an automated characterization of a single-photon detector based on commercial silicon avalanche photodiode (PerkinElmer C30902SH). The photodiode is characterized by I-V curves at different illumination levels (darkness, 10 pW and 10 uW), dark count rate and photon detection efficiency at different bias voltages. The automated characterization routine is implemented in C++ running on a Linux computer.

Aina M. M. Ghazali; Audun N. Bugge; Sebastien Sauge; Vadim Makarov

2012-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

105

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

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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.

Craig, Darren [Wheaton College

2011-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Energetic particles from three-dimensional magnetic reconnection events in the Swarthmore Spheromak 11 January 2002 Measurements are presented from the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment SSX M. R. Brown

Brown, Michael R.

107

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

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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.

Dmitri A. Uzdensky

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

108

OBSERVATIONS OF RECONNECTING FLARE LOOPS WITH THE ATMOSPHERIC IMAGING ASSEMBLY  

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Perhaps the most compelling evidence for the role of magnetic reconnection in solar flares comes from the supra-arcade downflows that have been observed above many post-flare loop arcades. These downflows are thought to be related to highly non-potential field lines that have reconnected and are propagating away from the current sheet. We present new observations of supra-arcade downflows taken with the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The morphology and dynamics of the downflows observed with AIA provide new evidence for the role of magnetic reconnection in solar flares. With these new observations we are able to measure downflows originating at larger heights than in previous studies. We find, however, that the initial velocities measured here ({approx}144 km s{sup -1}) are well below the Alfven speed expected in the lower corona, and consistent with previous results. We also find no evidence that the downflows brighten with time, as would be expected from chromospheric evaporation. These observations suggest that simple two-dimensional models cannot explain the detailed observations of solar flares.

Warren, Harry P.; Sheeley, Neil R. Jr. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); O'Brien, Casey M. [Also at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. (United States)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron nongyrotropy in the context of collisionless magnetic reconnection  

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Collisionless magnetized plasmas have the tendency to isotropize their velocity distribution function around the local magnetic field direction, i.e., to be gyrotropic, unless some spatial and/or temporal fluctuations develop at the particle gyroscales. Electron gyroscale inhomogeneities are well known to develop during the magnetic reconnection process. Nongyrotropic electron velocity distribution functions have been observed to play a key role in the dissipative process breaking the field line connectivity. In this paper, we present a new method to quantify the deviation of a particle population from gyrotropy. The method accounts for the full 3D shape of the distribution and its analytical formulation allows fast numerical computation. Regions associated with a significant degree of nongyrotropy are shown, as well as the kinetic origin of the nongyrotropy and the fluid signature it is associated with. Using the result of 2.5D Particle-In-Cell simulations of magnetic reconnection in symmetric and asymmetric configurations, it is found that neither the reconnection site nor the topological boundaries are generally associated with a maximized degree of nongyrotropy. Nongyrotropic regions do not correspond to a specific fluid behavior as equivalent nongyrotropy is found to extend over the electron dissipation region as well as in non-dissipative diamagnetic drift layers. The localization of highly nongyrotropic regions in numerical models and their correlation with other observable quantities can, however, improve the characterization of spatial structures explored by spacecraft missions.

Aunai, Nicolas; Hesse, Michael; Kuznetsova, Maria [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann model for magnetic reconnection  

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We develop a three-dimensional (3D) lattice Boltzmann model that recovers in the continuous limit the two-fluids theory for plasmas, and consequently includes the generalized Ohm's law. The model reproduces the magnetic reconnection process just by giving the right initial equilibrium conditions in the magnetotail, without any assumption on the resistivity in the diffusive region. In this model, the plasma is handled similar to two fluids with an interaction term, each one with distribution functions associated to a cubic lattice with 19 velocities (D3Q19). The electromagnetic fields are considered as a third fluid with an external force on a cubic lattice with 13 velocities (D3Q13). The model can simulate either viscous fluids in the incompressible limit or nonviscous compressible fluids, and successfully reproduces both the Hartmann flow and the magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail. The reconnection rate in the magnetotail obtained with this model lies between R=0.062 and R=0.073, in good agreement with the observations.

Mendoza, M.; Munoz, J. D. [Simulation of Physical Systems Group, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Fisica, Crr 30 45-03, Ed. 404, Of. 348, Bogota D.C. (Colombia)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Model of magnetic reconnection in space and astrophysical plasmas  

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Maxwell's equations imply that exponentially smaller non-ideal effects than commonly assumed can give rapid magnetic reconnection in space and astrophysical plasmas. In an ideal evolution, magnetic field lines act as stretchable strings, which can become ever more entangled but cannot be cut. High entanglement makes the lines exponentially sensitive to small non-ideal changes in the magnetic field. The cause is well known in popular culture as the butterfly effect and in the theory of deterministic dynamical systems as a sensitive dependence on initial conditions, but the importance to magnetic reconnection is not generally recognized. Two-coordinate models are too constrained geometrically for the required entanglement, but otherwise the effect is general and can be studied in simple models. A simple model is introduced, which is periodic in the x and y Cartesian coordinates and bounded by perfectly conducting planes in z. Starting from a constant magnetic field in the z direction, reconnection is driven by a spatially smooth, bounded force. The model is complete and could be used to study the impulsive transfer of energy between the magnetic field and the ions and electrons using a kinetic plasma model.

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

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonneville Power Administration is investigating wide-area stability and voltage control. The control provides a flexible  

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. There will also be synergy between wide-area control and substation automation (e.g., intelligent electronic Adminis- tration (BPA). For the past decade, wintertime voltage stability has been a major concern [1

Venkatasubramanian, Mani V.

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Home Automation System; Automation i hemmet.  

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?? This project revolves around creating a home automation system prototype with the main focus being the ability to lock/unlock a door through the internet.… (more)

Ruwaida,, Bassam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constant voltage ultracapacitor  

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Ultracapacitors have attracted lots of attention recently due to their growing use in hybrid vehicles and in energy storage applications for the smart grid. A very undesirable feature of ultracapacitors is the fact that the voltage drops as the capacitor is discharged. DC-DC converters are employed at present to convert the voltage of the ultracapacitor to constant voltage; however these converters typically do not operate if the voltage of the ultracapacitor drops below 1?V. In addition DC-DC converters suffer from well-known size/efficiency tradeoffs. This paper introduces a novel new ultracapacitor that is characterized by constant voltage. The new ultracapacitor does not utilize familiar energy conversion principles. Rather operation depends on an embedded electromechanical system that actually alters the capacitance of the ultracapacitor as the device is discharged. Due to a simple proportionality relationship between charge capacitance and voltage the voltage remains constant. Theoretical and experimental investigations have shown that the embedded mechanism for altering the capacitance has an efficiency of 99% or higher.

Ezzat G. Bakhoum

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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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.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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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.

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

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convection automated logic oven control  

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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.

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

118

Hybrid Simulation of Space Plasmas: Models with Massless Fluid Representation of Electrons. V. Reconnection of Magnetic Field Lines  

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This is a survey of literature on hybrid simulation of collisionless reconnection of interplanetary magnetic field lines. The article briefly reviews the simple theoretical models of magnetic reconnection (Petsch...

D. S. Filippychev

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Substation voltage upgrading  

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Substation voltage uprating, i.e., conversion of a substation from a lower rated voltage to a higher rated voltage without a complete substation rebuild, can lead to excellent economic benefits. Utilization of the old substation layout and/or the existing equipment, to some extent, is the practical objective of such an uprating. The objective of this project was to assess the opportunities for substation uprating in the industry, to establish feasibility for such uprating and to study methods for accomplishing it. The final aim of the project was to provide guidance to utilities interested in uprating. 56 refs., 41 figs., 18 tabs.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Sublich, M. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA). Systems Development and Engineering Dept.)

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Automation of organic elemental analysis  

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Automation of organic elemental analysis ... Describes the development and design of an apparatus for automated organic elemental analysis. ...

Velmer B. Fish

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

High voltage DC power supply  

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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.

Droege, T.F.

1989-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

123

High voltage DC power supply  

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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.

Droege, Thomas F. (Batavia, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Automation in biological crystallization  

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Automation is the response to overcoming the crystallization bottleneck in biological crystallography. This review provides a summary of the current methods and technologies applied in automated platforms for the setup of initial and follow-up crystallization experiments.

Shaw Stewart, P.

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

125

Digital Control for Automation  

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GREATER YIELDS OF BETTER QUALITY PRODUCTS at reduced costs: That's one way to look at automations goal. And among instruments for automation are data reduction systems (others: continuous process analyzers, computer elements, and control mechanisms). ...

1956-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

126

AUTOMATION: Hints from OCAW  

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AUTOMATION: Hints from OCAW ... Labor and management need more, not less, collective bargaining in automated industries, he told a Houston, Tex., meeting of the Petro Group of the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. ...

1969-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

127

Theorie des langages Automates finis  

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Th´eorie des langages Automates finis Elise Bonzon http://web.mi.parisdescartes.fr/ bonzon/ elise.bonzon@parisdescartes.fr 1 / 51 Th´eorie des langages #12;Automates finis Automates finis Introduction Formalisation Repr´erations sur les automates Automates finis et langages 2 / 51 Th´eorie des langages #12;Automates finis

Bonzon, Elise

128

Multiplex automated genome engineering  

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

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

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

129

arXiv:1206.2498v2[cond-mat.other]19Nov2012 Quantum vortex reconnections  

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, and parts of the initial vortical tubes can be left behind as vortex threads, which then undergo successivearXiv:1206.2498v2[cond-mat.other]19Nov2012 Quantum vortex reconnections S. Zuccher,1 M. Caliari,1 A with time before and after the vor- tex reconnection. We also compute vortex reconnections using the Biot

Caliari, Marco

130

Low-voltage gyrotrons  

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For a long time, the gyrotrons were primarily developed for electron cyclotron heating and current drive of plasmas in controlled fusion reactors where a multi-megawatt, quasi-continuous millimeter-wave power is required. In addition to this important application, there are other applications (and their number increases with time) which do not require a very high power level, but such issues as the ability to operate at low voltages and have compact devices are very important. For example, gyrotrons are of interest for a dynamic nuclear polarization, which improves the sensitivity of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In this paper, some issues important for operation of gyrotrons driven by low-voltage electron beams are analyzed. An emphasis is made on the efficiency of low-voltage gyrotron operation at the fundamental and higher cyclotron harmonics. These efficiencies calculated with the account for ohmic losses were, first, determined in the framework of the generalized gyrotron theory based on the cold-cavity approximation. Then, more accurate, self-consistent calculations for the fundamental and second harmonic low-voltage sub-THz gyrotron designs were carried out. Results of these calculations are presented and discussed. It is shown that operation of the fundamental and second harmonic gyrotrons with noticeable efficiencies is possible even at voltages as low as 5-10 kV. Even the third harmonic gyrotrons can operate at voltages about 15 kV, albeit with rather low efficiency (1%-2% in the submillimeter wavelength region).

Glyavin, M. Yu.; Zavolskiy, N. A.; Sedov, A. S. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, N. Novgorod 603600 (Russian Federation); Nusinovich, G. S. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

131

Congress Likes Automation  

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Congress Likes Automation ... Industry is generally aware of its responsibilities to worker replaced by automation, Congressional group concludes after broad study ... No NEW LEGISLATION or legislative changes are required to keep pace with the impact of automation on the national economy, concludes Rep. Wright Patman (D.-Tex.). ...

1955-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

132

Total-magnetic reconnection during a major disruption in a tokamak  

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The safety factor within a tokamak plasma has been measured during a major disruption. During the disruption, the central safety factor jumps from less than unity to above unity, while the total current is unchanged. This implies that total reconnection has occurred. This observation is in contrast to the absence of total reconnection observed during a sawtooth oscillation in the same device.

J. A. Goetz; R. N. Dexter; S. C. Prager

1991-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

133

Development of UCTE and reconnection of 1 st and 2nd Pan-European synchronous zones  

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Size and features of European electric power systems, like any other in the world, is subject to changes. The reason is of technical nature - increased work safety, as well as economic - the possibility of electricity trading i.e. increased production ... Keywords: UCTE, executive team for reconnection, reconnection, syncronous zone

Ivica Toljan; Eraldo Banovac; Sejid Tešnjak

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Reconnection phenomena during the formation phase of field-reversal experiments  

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The results of hybrid simulations of the formation and the evolution to equilibrium of field-reversal experiment (FRX) configurations are presented. The observed rapid reconnection is explained in terms of forced reconnection driven by a Kruskal-Schwarzschild instability and the self-consistent production of toroidal magnetic field.

Hewett, D.W.; Seyler, C.E.

1981-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

135

Local Measurement of NonClassical Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection  

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â??enic flows [9]. In SSX (Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment), Alfvâ??enic ion jets correlated with reconnection, reconnection occurs when two spheromaks collide at a substantial fraction of the Alfvâ??en speed. Thus, e#ects such as compressional heating or conversion of the translational energy of the spheromaks could complicate

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Local Measurement of Non-Classical Ion Heating During Magnetic Reconnection  

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´enic flows [9]. In SSX (Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment), Alfv´enic ion jets correlated with reconnection, reconnection occurs when two spheromaks collide at a substantial fraction of the Alfv´en speed. Thus, effects such as compressional heating or conversion of the translational energy of the spheromaks could complicate

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

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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...

Yang, Shuhong; Xiang, Yongyuan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and dynamics of the fast reconnection mechanism in an initially force-free current sheet  

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The present paper studies the three-dimensional structure and dynamics of the fast reconnection mechanism in an initially force-free current sheet. A large-scale plasmoid (current sheet bulge) is formed ahead of the Alfvenic fast reconnection jet (u{sub x{approx}}V{sub A}) generated in a narrow wedgelike region between a pair of slow shocks. The plasmoid structure is divided into the plasmoid reconnection region P and the plasmoid core region C. In the region P, the strongly sheared reconnected field lines are accumulated and the initial (low-beta) plasma pressure is remarkably enhanced to become comparable to the ambient magnetic pressure since the sheared field lines initially embedded in the current sheet are completely swept away by the reconnection jet. On the other hand, in the region C, the magnetized (low-beta) plasma with the sheared (B{sub z}) field lines, initially embedded in the current sheet, is accumulated without reconnection, and the magnitude of the accumulated sheared field becomes much larger than the ambient magnetic field strength. It is demonstrated that the fast reconnection mechanism in an initially force-free current sheet is so powerful to overcome the magnetic tension forces, which result from the large x-directional bent of the sheared field lines, and vitally proceed by effectively extending the fast reconnection jet region in the sheared field (z) direction.

Ugai, M. [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetric magnetic reconnection in the presence of a guide field P. L. Pritchett1  

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to the magnetic field and particle outflows along the field lines. Such a symmetric treatment of the diffusionAsymmetric magnetic reconnection in the presence of a guide field P. L. Pritchett1 and F. S. Mozer2] The properties of asymmetric magnetic reconnection in the presence of a guide magnetic field are investigated

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140

Observation and Interpretation of Magnetic-Field-Line Reconnection and Tearing in a Theta Pinch  

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Measurements and calculations are presented of reconnection and tearing of magnetic fields in a theta pinch operated with initial bias and driving fields in opposite directions. Open magnetic field lines reconnect and form magnetic islands on time scales of the order of an Alfvén transit time across the plasma sheath. Implications of these results for plasma confinement are discussed.

J. H. Irby; J. F. Drake; Hans R. Griem

1979-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Observation of Fast Collision-less Magnetic Reconnection J Egedal, A Fasoli and J Nazemi  

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Laboratory Observation of Fast Collision-less Magnetic Reconnection J Egedal, A Fasoli and J Nazemi Plasma Science and Fusion Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA of a magnetic X-point and the related phenomenon of magnetic reconnection in a collision-less regime

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Collisionless magnetic reconnection in a toroidal cusp* J. Egedal,,a)  

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, and A. Scarabosio Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 Received 26 October 2000; accepted 21 December 2001 Fast collisionless magnetic reconnection, reconnection appears to be the direct cause of the heating of the solar corona and solar flares.2 In fusion de

Egedal, Jan

143

Scaling the energy conversion rate from magnetic field reconnection to different bodies  

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Scaling the energy conversion rate from magnetic field reconnection to different bodies F. S. Mozer reconnection is often invoked to explain electromagnetic energy conversion in planetary magnetospheres, stellar in these bodies, it is important to understand energy conversion as a function of magnetic field strength

California at Berkeley, University of

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Modulated reconnection rate and energy conversion at the magnetopause under steady IMF conditions  

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Modulated reconnection rate and energy conversion at the magnetopause under steady IMF conditions L conversion across the dayside high-latitude magnetopause. The energy conversion is estimated during eleven describe a new method to determine the reconnection rate from the magnitude of the local energy conversion

California at Berkeley, University of

145

Scaling of forced magnetic reconnection in the Hall-magnetohydrodynamical Taylor problem with arbitrary guide field  

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. © 2004 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.1768956 I. INTRODUCTION Magnetic reconnection experiments,1 the solar corona,2 and the Earth's magnetotail.3 The reconnection process gives rise to a change equilibrium with a central magnetic-field resonance is subject to a sud- denly imposed, small amplitude

Fitzpatrick, Richard

146

THE COLLAPSE OF TURBULENT CORES AND RECONNECTION DIFFUSION  

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In order for a molecular cloud clump to form stars, some transport of magnetic flux is required from the denser internal regions to the outer regions; otherwise, this can prevent the gravitational collapse. Fast magnetic reconnection, which takes place in the presence of turbulence, can induce a process of reconnection diffusion that has been elaborated on in earlier theoretical works. We have named this process turbulent reconnection diffusion, or simply RD. This paper continues our numerical study of this process and its implications. In particular, we extend our studies of RD in cylindrical clouds and consider more realistic clouds with spherical gravitational potentials (from embedded stars); we also account for the effects of the gas self-gravity. We demonstrate that, within our setup reconnection, diffusion is efficient. We have also identified the conditions under which RD becomes strong enough to make an initially subcritical cloud clump supercritical and induce its collapse. Our results indicate that the formation of a supercritical core is regulated by a complex interplay between gravity, self-gravity, the magnetic field strength, and nearly transonic and trans-Alfvénic turbulence; therefore, it is very sensitive to the initial conditions of the system. In particular, self-gravity helps RD and, as a result, the magnetic field decoupling from the collapsing gas becomes more efficient compared with the case of an external gravitational field. Our simulations confirm that RD can transport magnetic flux from the core of collapsing clumps to the envelope, but only a few of them become nearly critical or supercritical sub-Alfvénic cores, which is consistent with the observations. Furthermore, we have found that the supercritical cores built up in our simulations develop a predominantly helical magnetic field geometry that is also consistent with recent observations. Finally, we have also evaluated the effective values of the turbulent RD coefficient in our simulations and found that they are much larger than the numerical diffusion coefficient, especially for initially trans-Alfvénic clouds, thus ensuring that the detected magnetic flux removal is due to the action of turbulent RD rather than numerical diffusivity.

Leão, M. R. M.; De Gouveia Dal Pino, E. M.; Santos-Lima, R. [Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de São Paulo, R. do Matão, 1226, São Paulo, SP 05508-090 (Brazil); Lazarian, A., E-mail: mleao@ime.unicamp.br, E-mail: dalpino@astro.iag.usp.br, E-mail: rlima@astro.iag.usp.br, E-mail: alazarian@facstaff.wisc.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Joint Genome Institute's Automation Approach and History  

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

Roberts, Simon

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL ASYMMETRIC RECONNECTION AND APPLICATION TO A PHYSICAL MECHANISM OF PENUMBRAL MICROJETS  

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Three-dimensional (3D) component reconnection, where reconnecting field lines are not perfectly anti-parallel, is studied with a 3D magnetohydrodynamic simulation. In particular, we consider the asymmetry of the field strength of the reconnecting field lines. As the asymmetry increases, the generated reconnection jet tends to be parallel to stronger field lines. This is because weaker field lines have higher gas pressure in the initial equilibrium, and hence the gas pressure gradient along the reconnected field lines is generated, which accelerates the field-aligned plasma flow. This mechanism may explain penumbral microjets and other types of jets that are parallel to magnetic field lines.

Nakamura, Naoki [Division of Physics and Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Shibata, Kazunari [Kwaan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University, Yamashina, Kyoto 607-8471 (Japan); Isobe, Hiroaki, E-mail: nakamura@kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp, E-mail: shibata@kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp, E-mail: isobe@kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Unit of Synergetic Studies for Space, Kyoto University, Yamashina, Kyoto 607-8471 (Japan)

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Development Automation:? An Evolutionary Approach  

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Process Development Automation:? An Evolutionary Approach ... In contrast, standard laboratory equipment already contains some automated capabilities but is normally unused in our automation strategies. ... What Can Be Automated? ...

Mike Pollard

2001-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

150

Voltage controlled current source  

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A seven decade, voltage controlled current source is described for use in testing intermediate range nuclear instruments that covers the entire test current range of from 10 picoamperes to 100 microamperes. High accuracy is obtained throughout the entire seven decades of output current with circuitry that includes a coordinated switching scheme responsive to the input signal from a hybrid computer to control the input voltage to an antilog amplifier, and to selectively connect a resistance to the antilog amplifier output to provide a continuous output current source as a function of a preset range of input voltage. An operator controlled switch provides current adjustment for operation in either a real-time simulation test mode or a time response test mode.

Casne, Gregory M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

High-voltage engineering  

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High-voltage engineering covers the application, the useful use and proper working of high voltages and high fields. Here we give some introductory examples, i.e., ‘septa’ and ‘kicker’ at the Large Hadron Collider (14 TeV), the Super Proton Synchrotron (450 GeV) and the Proton Synchrotron (26 GeV) accelerators as found at the European Orginization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today. We briefly cover the theoretical foundation (Maxwell equations) and aspects of numerical field simulation methods. Concepts relating to electrical fields, insulation geometry and medium and breakdown are introduced. We discuss ways of generating high voltages with examples of AC sources (50/60 Hz), DC sources, and pulse sources. Insulation and breakdown in gases, liquids, solids and vacuum are presented, including Paschen’s law (breakdown field and streamer breakdown). Applications of the above are discussed, in particular the general application of a transformer. We briefly discuss measurement techniques of partial disch...

Gaxiola, E

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Quantifying 3D Reconnection in Fragmented Current Layers  

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There is growing evidence that when magnetic reconnection occurs in high Lundquist number plasmas such as in the Solar Corona or the Earth's Magnetosphere it does so within a fragmented, rather than a smooth current layer. Within the extent of these fragmented current regions the associated magnetic flux transfer and energy release occurs simultaneously in many different places. This investigation focusses on how best to quantify the rate at which reconnection occurs in such layers. An analytical theory is developed which describes the manner in which new connections form within fragmented current layers in the absence of magnetic nulls. It is shown that the collective rate at which new connections form can be characterized by two measures; a total rate which measures the true rate at which new connections are formed and a net rate which measures the net change of connection associated with the largest value of the integral of $E_{\\|}$ through all of the non-ideal regions. Two simple analytical models are pre...

Wyper, Peter F

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Magnetic reconnection mediated by hyper-resistive plasmoid instability  

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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.

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

154

Comparison of test particle acceleration in torsional spine and fan reconnection regimes  

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Magnetic reconnection is a common phenomenon taking place in astrophysical and space plasmas, especially in solar flares which are rich sources of highly energetic particles. Torsional spine and fan reconnections are important mechanisms proposed for steady-state three-dimensional null-point reconnection. By using the magnetic and electric fields for these regimes, we numerically investigate the features of test particle acceleration in both regimes with input parameters for the solar corona. By comparison, torsional spine reconnection is found to be more efficient than torsional fan reconnection in an acceleration of a proton to a high kinetic energy. A proton can gain as high as 100?MeV of relativistic kinetic energy within only a few milliseconds. Moreover, in torsional spine reconnection, an accelerated particle can escape either along the spine axis or on the fan plane depending on its injection position. However, in torsional fan reconnection, the particle is only allowed to accelerate along the spine axis. In addition, in both regimes, the particle's trajectory and final kinetic energy depend on the injection position but adopting either spatially uniform or non-uniform localized plasma resistivity does not much influence the features of trajectory.

Hosseinpour, M., E-mail: hosseinpour@tabrizu.ac.ir; Mehdizade, M.; Mohammadi, M. A. [Plasma Physics Department, University of Tabriz, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

Magnetohydrodynamic study for three-dimensional instability of the Petschek type magnetic reconnection  

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The 3D instability of the spontaneous fast magnetic reconnection process is studied with magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) simulations, where the 2D model of the spontaneous fast magnetic reconnection is destabilized in three dimension. As well known in many 2D numerical MHD studies, when a 1D current sheet is destabilized with the current-driven anomalous resistivity, the 2D Petschek type fast magnetic reconnection is established. This paper shows that the 2D Petschek type fast magnetic reconnection can be destabilized in three dimension by an initial resistive disturbance which includes a weak fluctuation in the sheet current direction, i.e., along the magnetic neutral line. The resulting 3D fast magnetic reconnection finally becomes intermittent and random through a 3D instability. In addition, it is also shown that the 3D instability is suppressed by the uniform resistivity. It suggests that the 3D instability is caused in the Petschek-type reconnection process which is characterized by a strongly localized magnetic diffusion region and the slow shock acceleration of the plasma jets and is suppressed in the Sweet-Parker type reconnection process.

Shimizu, T.; Kondoh, K. [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan)] [Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

156

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

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

Polany, Rany

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

CIMplementation™: Evaluating Manufacturing Automation  

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in the manufacturing organization if CIMplementation~* is to succeed. 1.0 INTRODUCTION There is much discussion today about Com puter Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Automation tools like Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems, robots, automated material handling...~ Pressing the frontier of technology in one's own manufactur ing facility will not be without its pitfalls. Second, while automation engineers may be able to piece together the technological pieces of a CIM system, they cannot and do not evaluate...

Krakauer, J.

158

IPv6 Home Automation.  

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?? Home automation is the systematic controlling and monitoring of everyday home devices such as lighting, heating, window blinds and appliances (both white goods and… (more)

Hådén, Thor

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Home Automation Using Elvin.  

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?? Home automation systems of today tend to be external solutions to an existing product that enable rather complex and expensive communications equipment to be… (more)

Malm, Anders

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Vehicle highway automation.  

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??Vehicle Highway Automation has been studied for several years but a practical system has not been possible because of technology limitations. New advances in sensing… (more)

Challa, Dinesh Kumar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Laboratory automation-A case history  

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Laboratory automation-A case history ... This article describes an automated Raman spectrometer. ...

Bernard J. Bulkin; Edward H. Cole; Arthur Noguerola

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

High voltage pulse conditioning  

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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.

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

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

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Fully-Automated Demand Response Test in Large Facilities14in DR systems. Demand Response using HVAC in Commercialof Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities”

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Autonomic Product Development Process Automation.  

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??Market globalization and mass customization requirements are forcing companies towards automation of their product development processes. Many task-specific software solutions provide localized automation. Coordinating these… (more)

Daley, John E.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery  

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Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery The new research could lead to better understanding of solar flares and ejections of material from the Sun's corona. July 11, 2013 Electric current intensity from a high-resolution simulation of a turbulent plasma Electric current intensity from a high-resolution simulation of a turbulent plasma. The phenomenon of "fast magnetic reconnection" of the plasmas has puzzled physicists for decades, because it violates Alfven's Theorem with striking manifestations, such as solar flares and coronal mass ejection. A paper published in the journal Nature asserts to have found the key to a long-standing mystery in plasma physics and astrophysics, and it's all

166

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

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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.

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

167

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

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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.

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

168

Dynamical Plasma Response during Driven Magnetic Reconnection J Egedal,* A Fasoli,  

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 in association with reconnection phenomena [1] both in space and laboratory plasmas, e.g., in solar flares [2

Egedal, Jan

169

Dynamical Plasma Response during Driven Magnetic Reconnection J Egedal, * A Fasoli, + and J Nazemi  

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 in association with reconnection phenomena [1] both in space and laboratory plasmas, e.g., in solar flares [2

Egedal, Jan

170

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

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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.

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

171

Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery  

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Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery Turbulence may be key to "fast magnetic reconnection" mystery The new research could lead to better understanding of solar flares and ejections of material from the Sun's corona. July 11, 2013 Electric current intensity from a high-resolution simulation of a turbulent plasma Electric current intensity from a high-resolution simulation of a turbulent plasma. The phenomenon of "fast magnetic reconnection" of the plasmas has puzzled physicists for decades, because it violates Alfven's Theorem with striking manifestations, such as solar flares and coronal mass ejection. A paper published in the journal Nature asserts to have found the key to a long-standing mystery in plasma physics and astrophysics, and it's all

172

Conjugate observations of the day-side reconnection electric eld: A GEM boundary layer campaign  

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Introduction Magnetic reconnection on the day-side magnetopause is the dominant mechanism by which solar wind energy is transferred to the Earth's magnetosphere, at least when the interplanetary magnetic ®eld (IMF

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

173

Automation Creates New Managers  

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AUTOMATION will bring about new and broader patterns in the use of labor and creation of a large group of managers of a new type, says E. W. Engstrom, senior executive vice president of the Radio Corporation of America. With automation, there will no ...

1955-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

174

Charge-pump voltage converter  

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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.

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

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

175

Spontaneous onset of magnetic reconnection in toroidal plasma caused by breaking of 2D symmetry  

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Magnetic reconnection is studied in the collisionless limit at the Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF) at MIT. Two distinct magnetic configurations are applied in the experiments; an open magnetic cusp and a closed cusp. In the open cusp configurations, the field lines intersect the the vacuum vessel walls and here axisymmetric oscillatory reconnection is observed. Meanwhile, in the closed cusp configuration, where the field lines are confined inside the experiment, the coupling between global modes and a current sheet leads to powerful bursts of 3D spontaneous reconnection. These spontaneous events start at one toroidal location, and then propagate around the toroidal direction at the Alfven speed (calculated with the strength of the dominant guide field). The three dimensional measurements include the detailed time evolution of the plasma density, current density, the magnetic flux function, the electrostatic potential, and the reconnection rate. The vastly different plasma behavior in the two configurations can be described using a simple theoretical framework, linking together the interdependencies of the reconnection rate, the in-plane electrostatic potential, and the parallel electron currents. We find that it is the breaking of toroidal symmetry by the global mode that allows for a localized disruption of the x-line current and hereby facilitates the onset of spontaneous reconnection.

Egedal, Jan; Katz, Noam; Bonde, Jeff; Fox, Will; Le, Ari; Porkolab, Miklos; Vrublevskis, Arturs [Department of Physics/Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

Excitation and propagation of electromagnetic fluctuations with ion-cyclotron range of frequency in magnetic reconnection laboratory experiment  

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Large-amplitude electromagnetic fluctuations of ion-cyclotron-frequency range are detected in a laboratory experiment inside the diffusion region of a magnetic reconnection with a guide field. The fluctuations have properties similar to kinetic Alfvén waves propagating obliquely to the guide field. Temporary enhancement of the reconnection rate is observed during the occurrence of the fluctuations, suggesting a relationship between the modification in the local magnetic structure given by these fluctuations and the intermittent fast magnetic reconnection.

Inomoto, Michiaki; Tanabe, Hiroshi; Ono, Yasushi [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan); Kuwahata, Akihiro [Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo,7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo,7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Collaboration: TS Group

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

177

Identification of Y-Shaped and O-Shaped Diffusion Regions During Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma  

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Two strikingly different shapes of diffusion regions are identified during magnetic reconnection in a magnetohydrodynamic laboratory plasma. The shapes depend on the third vector component of the reconnecting magnetic fields. Without the third component (antiparallel or null-helicity reconnection), a thin double-Y–shaped diffusion region is identified. In this case, the neutral sheet current profile is accurately measured to be as narrow as the order of the ion gyro-radius. In the presence of an appreciable third component (cohelicity reconnection), an O-shaped diffusion region appears and grows into a spheromak configuration.

Masaaki Yamada; Hantao Ji; Scott Hsu; Troy Carter; Russell Kulsrud; Yasushi Ono; Francis Perkins

1997-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

178

Side Magnetic Reconnections Induced by Coronal Mass Ejections: Observations and Simulations  

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Over the last few years coronagraphic and spectroscopic observations have demonstrated that small-scale eruptions, such as "jets," "narrow coronal mass ejections (CMEs)," "mini CMEs," "streamer puffs," "streamer detachments," and others, occur ubiquitously on the Sun. Nevertheless, the origin of small-scale eruptive events and how these are interrelated with larger scale CMEs have been poorly investigated so far. In this work, we study a series of small-scale side eruptions that occurred during and after a large-scale CME. Observations show that a CME can be associated not only with a single reconnection process, leading to the large-scale phenomenon, but also with many other side reconnections occurring at different locations and times around the main flux rope, possibly induced by the CME expansion in the surrounding corona. White light and EUV observations of a slow CME acquired by the SOHO/LASCO and SOHO/UVCS instruments are analyzed here to characterize the locations of side reconnections induced by the CME. The magnetic reconnection rate M has been estimated from the UVCS data from the ratio between the inflows and outflows observed around the reconnection region, and from the LASCO data from the observed aperture angles between the slow mode shocks (SMSs) associated with the reconnection. It turns out that M 0.05 at the heliocentric distance of 1.8 R ?, while between ~2.5 and 5.5 R ?, M values progressively decrease with time/altitude from M ~ 1 down to M ~ 0.3. Such large values of M are theoretically acceptable only if flux pile-up reconnection is envisaged. The observed occurrence of multiple reconnections associated with a CME is verified by numerical simulations of an eruption occurring within multiple helmet streamers. The simulations confirm that small side reconnections are a consequence of CME expansion against the surrounding coronal streamers. The simulated and observed evolution of aperture angles between the SMSs are in good agreement as well. These results demonstrate the effect of the global coronal magnetic field in the occurrence of small-scale eruptions due to lateral reconnection in a preceding CME event.

A. Bemporad; A. Soenen; C. Jacobs; F. Landini; S. Poedts

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Cognitive Engineering Automation and Human  

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· 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

Parasuraman, Raja

180

Automation of Feynman Diagram Evaluation  

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A C-program DIANA (DIagram ANAlyser) for the automation of Feynman diagram evaluations is presented.

M. Tentyukov; J. Fleischer

1998-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Ignition distributor voltage generator  

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This patent describes a voltage pulse generator and ignition distributor comprising, a base, a shaft rotatably supported by the base, a distributor cap supported by the base having a center electrode and circumferentially spaced outer electrodes. The pulse generator and ignition distribution also include a first rotor driven by the shaft formed of electrical insulating material having electrically conductive means connected to the center terminal and a portion that rotates past the outer electrodes. The portion of the electrically conductive means that rotates past the outer electrodes is spaced from the outer electrodes to form a gap therebetween. A voltage pulse generator comprises a second rotor driven by the shaft, at least one permanent magnet and an annular pickup coil supported by the base. The pickup coil has inner turns and outer turns, the beginning turn of the inner turns connected to a first lead and the last turn of the outer turns connected to a second lead, the outer turns enclosing the inner turns. The pickup coil also has a circuit connected directly between the second lead and ground which is operative to provide a direct conductive path to ground for high frequency energy capacitively coupled to the outer turns from the gap discharge between the electrically conductive means of the first rotor and an outer electrode, the outer turns forming a grounded shield for the inner turns.

Boyer, J.A.

1986-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

182

Planning of distribution networks for medium voltage and low voltage.  

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??Determination of the placement and rating of transformers and feeders are the main objective of the basic distribution network planning. The bus voltage and the… (more)

Ziari, Iman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Shielded cells transfer automation  

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Nuclear waste from shielded cells is removed, packaged, and transferred manually in many nuclear facilities. Radiation exposure is absorbed by operators during these operations and limited only through procedural controls. Technological advances in automation using robotics have allowed a production waste removal operation to be automated to reduce radiation exposure. The robotic system bags waste containers out of glove box and transfers them to a shielded container. Operators control the system outside the system work area via television cameras. 9 figures.

Fisher, J J

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Automated Lattice Perturbation Theory  

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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.

Monahan, Christopher

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Substation voltage upgrading  

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This report addresses specific issues to support sound yet not unduly conservative uprating practices for substations. The main parts of the report cover the insulation withstand and overvoltage protection aspects, environmental measurements, reliability criteria, and industry experience. First the insulation design concerns are addressed. Substation stress by a backflashover of the line insulation due to lightning in the vicinity of the substation is recognized as a critical stress. A representative part of a 550 kV BIL substation was erected at the EPRI High Voltage Transmission Research Center, where also a special test circuit was assembled to produce a fast front, slow tail (0.2/200 {mu}s) wave. The substation as well as some special configurations were tested for line-to-ground and line-to-line withstand. Computer studies were performed to complement the test results. A number of important conclusions was reached. The most prominent result in that the high frequency oscillations, as caused by reflections within the substation, do not effect the Critical Flashover Voltage (CFO). The present practice, based on the highest peak is therefore very conservative. The slow tail of the wave appears to dictate the CFO. An arrester model for computer studies to represent very fast as well as slow phenomena was derived. It is based on full scale arrester test data, made available in this project. The computer program to calculate arrester model parameters is also a part of the report. The electric environmental measurements are reported for the tested substation at the HVTRC and for the uprated substation of Public Service Company of Colorado, both before and after the uprating. The performance is satisfactory when corona free hardware is used. Insulation design criteria are analyzed based on substation reliability, the system viewpoint and consequences of the failure. Utility experience with uprated substations is reviewed.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Lux, A.; Imece, A.F. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.); LaPanse, R.A.; Stewart, J.R. (Public Service Co. of Colorado, Denver, CO (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

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potential role of home automation networks in implementinghow existing and future home automation systems may providehome networks" and "home automation" are frequently used

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Development of Building Automation and Control Systems  

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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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

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

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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.

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

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Magnetic Reconnection and Turbulent Mixing: From ISM to Clusters of Galaxies  

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Magnetic reconnection, or the ability of the magnetic field lines that are frozen in plasma to change their topology, is a fundamental problem of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). We briefly examine the problem starting with the well-known Sweet-Parker scheme, discuss effects of tearing modes, anomalous resistivity and the concept of hyperresistivity. We show that the field stochasticity by itself provides a way to enable fast reconnection even if, at the scale of individual turbulent wiggles, the reconnection happens at the slow Sweet-Parker rate. We show that fast reconnection allows efficient mixing of magnetic field in the direction perpendicular to the local direction of magnetic field. While the idea of stochastic reconnection still requires numerical confirmation, our numerical simulations testify that mixing motions perpendicular to the local magnetic field are up to high degree hydrodynamical. This suggests that the turbulent heat transport should be similar to that in non-magnetized turbulent fluid, namely, should have a diffusion coefficient \\sim LV_L, where V_L is the amplitude of the turbulent velocity and L is the scale of the turbulent motions. We present numerical simulations which support this conclusion. The application of this idea to thermal conductivity in clusters of galaxies shows that this mechanism may dominate the diffusion of heat and may be efficient enough to prevent cooling flow formation.

A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2003-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

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Comparison between hybrid and fully kinetic models of asymmetric magnetic reconnection: Coplanar and guide field configurations  

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Magnetic reconnection occurring in collisionless environments is a multi-scale process involving both ion and electron kinetic processes. Because of their small mass, the electron scales are difficult to resolve in numerical and satellite data, it is therefore critical to know whether the overall evolution of the reconnection process is influenced by the kinetic nature of the electrons, or is unchanged when assuming a simpler, fluid, electron model. This paper investigates this issue in the general context of an asymmetric current sheet, where both the magnetic field amplitude and the density vary through the discontinuity. A comparison is made between fully kinetic and hybrid kinetic simulations of magnetic reconnection in coplanar and guide field systems. The models share the initial condition but differ in their electron modeling. It is found that the overall evolution of the system, including the reconnection rate, is very similar between both models. The best agreement is found in the guide field system, which confines particle better than the coplanar one, where the locality of the moments is violated by the electron bounce motion. It is also shown that, contrary to the common understanding, reconnection is much faster in the guide field system than in the coplanar one. Both models show this tendency, indicating that the phenomenon is driven by ion kinetic effects and not electron ones.

Aunai, Nicolas; Hesse, Michael; Kuznetsova, Maria; Black, Carrie; Evans, Rebekah [Space Weather Laboratory, Code 674, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Zenitani, Seiji [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Smets, Roch [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Ecole polytechnique, route de Palaiseau, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-inertia effects on driven magnetic field reconnection N. Al-Salti and B. K. Shivamoggi  

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University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-1364 Received 26 March 2003; accepted 8 August 2003 reconnection has been found not to take place. © 2003 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.1615242 I others . Colli- sionless reconnection appears to be the origin of strong mag- netic activity in solar

Davidson, Fordyce A.

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ABBGroup-1-High voltage lab  

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;©ABBGroup-3- 3-Sep-07 Where does one use circuit breakers? High voltage (HV) circuit breakers are keyA DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM AND LOW VOLTAGE HV circuit breakers #12;©ABBGroup-4- 3-Sep-07 When a breaker fails to interrupt the current... Fault arc at a disconnector Fault arc in a substation #12;©ABBGroup-5- 3-Sep-07

Basse, Nils Plesner

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Temperature controlled high voltage regulator  

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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.

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

2004-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

196

Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for...  

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Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility,...

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AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS  

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AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS: 2006 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS APPENDICES.................................................................................... 5 B.2. DR Automation Server User Guide

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Development of Building Automation and Control Systems  

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Johnson Controls, 70 in Automated Logic EIKON language, 42systems developed by Automated Logic. Similarly as shown in

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGHLY AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR  

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AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR CRYSTALLOGRAPHY BEAMLINE (AMX) Group Leader: Dieter Schneider Proposal Team: M. Allaire 1 , L. Berman 1 , M. Chance 2 , W. Hendrickson 3 , A. Héroux 1 , J. Jakoncic 1 , A. Orville 1 , H. Robinson 1 , D. Schneider 1 , W. Shi 2 , A. Soares 1 , V. Stojanoff 1 , R. Sweet 1 1 Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2 Case Western Reserve University, 3 Columbia University MISSION APPLICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * AMX at NSLS-II will provide structural biologists with ready access to an advanced macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamline for the elucidation of structure and function of macromolecular complexes. * Its high flux, tunable energy, and natively small focal spot will make it a crystallographer's preferred beamline. * Its high degree of automation will provide a high throughput

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Formation of field reversed configuration by magnetic reconnection of two spheromaks  

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A novel slow formation method of field?reversed configuration (FRC) has been developed by magnetic reconnection of two spheromaks with opposite toroidal field. As a result of merging of two spheromaks with opposite helicity the initial toroidal fields cancel with each other and total toroidal field is reduced to zero. The ? value of the final plasma produced is as large as 0.8 (±0.2) indicating a transition of its equilibrium from spheromak to FRC. A significant increase of the ion temperature has been measured during the reconnection period.

Yasushi Ono; Makoto Katsurai; Masaaki Yamada

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme ultra-violet movie camera for imaging microsecond time scale magnetic reconnection  

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An ultra-fast extreme ultra-violet (EUV) movie camera has been developed for imaging magnetic reconnection in the Caltech spheromak/astrophysical jet experiment. The camera consists of a broadband Mo:Si multilayer mirror, a fast decaying YAG:Ce scintillator, a visible light block, and a high-speed visible light CCD camera. The camera can capture EUV images as fast as 3.3 × 10{sup 6} frames per second with 0.5 cm spatial resolution. The spectral range is from 20 eV to 60 eV. EUV images reveal strong, transient, highly localized bursts of EUV radiation when magnetic reconnection occurs.

Chai, Kil-Byoung; Bellan, Paul M. [Applied Physics, Caltech, 1200 E. California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)] [Applied Physics, Caltech, 1200 E. California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation Status | Department of Energy  

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Automation Status Automation Status Presented at the NREL Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Workshop in Washington, DC, August 11-12, 2011. mfg2011plenarysperrick.pdf More...

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Automation on the laboratory bench  

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Automation on the laboratory bench ... In designing an automation kit the authors attempted to give chemistry a system which is versatile and easy to apply in taking over the boring and difficult task of controlling parameters manually. ...

M. Legrand; A. Foucard

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator  

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A low voltage, electrically actuated, nonprimary explosive detonator is disclosed wherein said detonation is achieved by means of an explosive train in which a deflagration-to-detonation transition is made to occur. The explosive train is confined within a cylindrical body and positioned adjacent to low voltage ignition means have electrical leads extending outwardly from the cylindrical confining body. Application of a low voltage current to the electrical leads ignites a self-sustained deflagration in a donor portion of the explosive train which then is made to undergo a transition to detonation further down the train.

Dinegar, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM); Kirkham, John (Newbury, GB2)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation: Congress' Next Probe  

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THE stage is being set for a Congressional investigation of the trend toward automation in industry. From all indications, this could become one of the hottest subjects in labor-management relations during the coming year.Formal hearings have been ...

1955-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

206

Saving Megawatts with Voltage Optimization  

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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...

Wilson, T.; Bell, D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

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

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

Kiliccote, Sila

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics and waves near multiple magnetic null points in reconnection diffusion region  

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reconnection, a process through which magnetic energy can be converted into kinetic and thermal energy. used the data from the four-spacecraft Cluster constellation to first identify the presence of single observed by the Cluster constellation on 1 October 2001. The topological and physical properties

Ng, Chung-Sang

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A reconnection switch to trigger gamma-ray burst jet dissipation  

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......density and emission rates The reconnection physics is determined not...EoS and emission rates are described in...follows similar physics to that used for...time for fluid to pass through the current...diffusion and emission rates. Themode produces......

Jonathan C. McKinney; Dmitri A. Uzdensky

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic energy conversion in downstream fronts from three dimensional kinetic reconnection  

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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}.

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

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Magnetic reconnection with Sweet-Parker characteristics in two-dimensional laboratory plasmas*  

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changes in macroscopic configurations, such as in solar flares,4 magnetospheric substorms,4 and re mechanism for re- leasing the energy stored in the magnetic field to plasma kinetic and thermal energies as observed in solar flares, au- roral phenomena, and laboratory plasmas. Magnetic reconnection was first

Ji, Hantao

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MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IN THE SOLAR WIND AT CURRENT SHEETS ASSOCIATED WITH EXTREMELY SMALL FIELD SHEAR ANGLES  

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Using Wind 3 s plasma and magnetic field data, we have identified nine reconnection exhausts within a solar wind disturbance on 1998 October 18-20 driven by a moderately fast interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME). Three of the exhausts within the ICME were associated with current sheets having local field shear angles, {theta}, ranging from 4 Degree-Sign to 9 Degree-Sign , the smallest reported values of {theta} yet associated with reconnection exhausts in a space plasma. They were observed in plasma characterized by extremely low (0.02-0.04) plasma {beta}, and very high (281-383 km s{sup -1}) Alfven speed, V{sub A}. Low {beta} allows reconnection to occur at small {theta} and high V{sub A} leads to exhaust jets that are fast enough relative to the surrounding solar wind to be readily identified. Very small-{theta} current sheets are common in the solar wind at 1 AU, but typically are not associated with particularly low plasma {beta} or high V{sub A}. On the other hand, small-{theta} current sheets should be common in the lower solar corona, a plasma regime of extremely low {beta} and extremely high V{sub A}. Our observations lend credence to models that predict that reconnection at small-{theta} current sheets is primarily responsible for coronal heating.

Gosling, J. T. [Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, 3665 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 (United States); Phan, T. D., E-mail: jack.gosling@lasp.colorado.edu [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection, a Key Self-Organization Process in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas: Recent Research Progress  

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......reconnection observed in RFP plasma relaxation events,34) in spheromak merging experiments,32),33) or in solar flare evolution...discharges in other laboratory fusion devices such as the spheromak and the RFP (reversed-field-pinch), we observe similar......

Masaaki Yamada

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous Ground- and Space-Based Observations of the Plasmaspheric Plume and Reconnection  

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...decrease the solar wind–magnetosphere coupling...lines in the solar wind interconnect with Earth...transfer from the solar wind into the magnetosphere...January 2013, a coronal mass ejection (CME) impacted...Fig. 1 GPS TEC maps showing temporal evolution...confirmation is the jet velocity. The reconnection...

B. M. Walsh; J. C. Foster; P. J. Erickson; D. G. Sibeck

2014-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of driven magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma* Masaaki Yamada,  

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- rangement of magnetic-field lines.1­4 Magnetic reconnection is considered to be a key process-free magnetic arcades17,18 whose field-line feet are advected by flows in the solar photosphere. How- ever component plays an important role.19 The most common description of magnetic field-line re- connection

Ji, Hantao

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Propagation speed of rotation signals for field lines undergoing magnetic reconnection  

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Reconnection is associated with two bending of the magnetic field lines. Considering the usual plane of a 2D reconnection simulation, the first bending is in-plane and produces the needed topological changes by bringing oppositely directed filed lines in proximity. The second is typical of fast reconnection and is out of plane, leading to the formation of the Hall magnetic field. This second rotation has recently been observed to proceed at superAlfvénic speeds and to carry substantial energy fluxes (Shay et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 065001 (2011)). We revisit these rotations with a new diagnostics based on dispersing a multitude of virtual probes into a kinetic simulation, akin the approach of multi spacecraft missions. The results of the new diagnostics are compared with the theory of characteristics applied to the two fluid model. The comparison of virtual probes and the method of characteristics confirm the findings relative to the out of plane rotation and uncover the existence of two families of characteristics. Both are observed in the simulation. The early stage of reconnection develops on the slower compressional branch and the later faster phase develops on the faster torsional branch. The superAlfvénic signal is only relevant in the second phase.

Lapenta, Giovanni [Center for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics, Departement Wiskunde, KU Leuven, Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, European Union (Belgium)] [Center for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics, Departement Wiskunde, KU Leuven, Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, European Union (Belgium); Goldman, Martin; Newman, David [Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (United States); Markidis, Stefano [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, European Union (Sweden)] [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, European Union (Sweden)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An electromagnetic drift instability in the magnetic reconnection experiment and its importance for magnetic reconnectiona...  

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online 21 July 2005 The role which resistivity plays in breaking magnetic field lines, heating the plasma near the X line. After they reach a region of appreciable magnetic field strength, say after traveling, and plasma-field slippage during magnetic reconnection is discussed. Magnetic fluctuations are observed

Ji, Hantao

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Magnetic flux array for spontaneous magnetic reconnection experiments A. Kesich, J. Bonde, J. Egedal,a  

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. Egedal,a W. Fox, R. Goodwin, N. Katz, and A. Le Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA Received 23 October 2007; accepted 4 May 2008 on a global scale.1,2 By way of example, reconnection controls the evolution of solar flares,3 allows

Egedal, Jan

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Equations of State for Collisionless Guide-Field Reconnection J. Egedal,1  

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. Fox,1 and N. Katz1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA 2 Los, including solar flares, coronal mass ejections, magnetic storms in the Earth's magnetosphere, and sawtooth] and by spacecraft in Earth's magnetotail and the far solar wind [2,3]. In guide-field reconnection, the parallel

Egedal, Jan

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

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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.

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

2008-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Open Magnetic Flux of the Sun. I. Transport by Reconnections with Coronal Loops  

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The magnetic field of the Sun includes a component that opens into and creates the heliospheric magnetic field, the so-called open magnetic flux of the Sun. Open flux is transported along the solar surface by random convective motions in the photosphere and also by reconnection with coronal loops and the subsequent displacement of the open field lines. A model is developed to describe the interactions through reconnection of open magnetic field lines and smaller coronal loops on the quiet Sun. The displacement of open field lines by reconnection with such loops can be described as a diffusive process, and the model yields the appropriate diffusion coefficient. The model also relates the total diffusive transport of open flux, as a result of reconnection with loops and random convective motions, to a basic solar parameter, the rate of emergence of magnetic flux per unit surface area. This in turn provides an explanation for the formation of coronal holes: accumulations of open flux. The diffusion process will tend to accumulate open flux into regions where the rate of emergence of new magnetic flux is a local minimum. It is also shown that the parameters used in this model are consistent with and can interrelate a variety of different observations. This work serves as the basis for subsequent papers in which the distribution of open magnetic flux on the Sun and its evolution during the solar cycle is determined, and the transport of open magnetic flux is related to the heating and acceleration of the solar wind.

L. A. Fisk

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Three-dimensional simulations of the orientation and structure of reconnection X-lines R. Schreier; published online 4 November 2010 This letter employs Hall magnetohydrodynamic simulations to study X-lines in plasmas of differing densities. Although random initial perturbations trigger the growth of X-lines

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Magnetic Reconnection Flux and Coronal Mass Ejection Velocity Jiong Qiu1,2,3  

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, the CME velocity and kinematic energy are probably independent of magnetic configurations of source 1. Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology 40386 N. Shore Ln., Big Bear City reconnection flux is an important physi- cal parameter interacting with the flux rope evolution. Independent

Yurchyshyn, Vasyl

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Petschek-like reconnection with uniform resistivity H. Baty,1,a  

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Petschek solution, with two pairs of standing slow-mode shocks attached to a central diffusion region nonviscous nonuniform resistive reconnection. © 2009 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10 into heating and acceleration of plasma. For collisional media such as the low solar atmosphere and tokamak

Priest, Eric

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Helicity, Reconnection, and Dynamo Effects Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University  

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]. As an elementary process in resistive plasmas, magnetic reconnection [Vasyliunas, 1975; Biskamp, 1993] has long a flux tube in a perfectly conducting plasma. Taylor [1974] conjectured that in a ``slightly''resistive focal point of research in electrically conductive fluids or plasmas attempting to explain the observed

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Helicity, Reconnection, and Dynamo Eects Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University  

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]. As an elementary process in resistive plasmas, magnetic reconnection [Vasyliunas, 1975; Biskamp, 1993] has long an invariantwithina ux tube ina perfectly conducting plasma. Taylor [1974] conjectured that in a \\slightly"resistive in electrically conductive uids or plasmas attempting to explain the observed solar and plane- tary magnetic #12

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Comparing 13 magnetotail reconnection events observed by A. L. Borg1  

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before reconnection onset and the average solar wind energy input to the magnetosphere reaches a maximum of Oslo, Norway 2 Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA 3 Department of Physics, University of Bergen, Norway 4 Space and Atmospheric Physics, Imperial College, London

Ã?stgaard, Nikolai

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MAGNETIZATION OF CLOUD CORES AND ENVELOPES AND OTHER OBSERVATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF RECONNECTION DIFFUSION  

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Recent observational results for magnetic fields in molecular clouds reviewed by Crutcher seem to be inconsistent with the predictions of the ambipolar diffusion theory of star formation. These include the measured decrease in mass to flux ratio between envelopes and cores, the failure to detect any self-gravitating magnetically subcritical clouds, the determination of the flat probability distribution function (PDF) of the total magnetic field strengths implying that there are many clouds with very weak magnetic fields, and the observed scaling B{proportional_to}{rho}{sup 2/3} that implies gravitational contraction with weak magnetic fields. We consider the problem of magnetic field evolution in turbulent molecular clouds and discuss the process of magnetic field diffusion mediated by magnetic reconnection. For this process that we termed 'reconnection diffusion', we provide a simple physical model and explain that this process is inevitable in view of the present-day understanding of MHD turbulence. We address the issue of the expected magnetization of cores and envelopes in the process of star formation and show that reconnection diffusion provides an efficient removal of magnetic flux that depends only on the properties of MHD turbulence in the core and the envelope. We show that as the amplitude of turbulence as well as the scale of turbulent motions decrease from the envelope to the core of the cloud, the diffusion of the magnetic field is faster in the envelope. As a result, the magnetic flux trapped during the collapse in the envelope is being released faster than the flux trapped in the core, resulting in much weaker fields in envelopes than in cores, as observed. We provide simple semi-analytical model calculations which support this conclusion and qualitatively agree with the observational results. Magnetic reconnection is also consistent with the lack of subcritical self-gravitating clouds, with the observed flat PDF of field strengths, and with the scaling of field strength with density. In addition, we demonstrate that the reconnection diffusion process can account for the empirical Larson relations and list a few other implications of the reconnection diffusion concept. We argue that magnetic reconnection provides a solution to the magnetic flux problem of star formation that agrees better with observations than the long-standing ambipolar diffusion paradigm. Due to the illustrative nature of our simplified model we do not seek quantitative agreement, but discuss the complementary nature of our approach to the three-dimensional MHD numerical simulations.

Lazarian, A. [Astronomy Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Esquivel, A. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70-543, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Crutcher, R. [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Automated gas chromatography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report for DoE Grant DE-FG02-06ER54878, Laboratory Studies of Reconnection in Magnetically Confined Plasmas  

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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). The first configuration is 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 specifically relevant 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 this Report we review the general motivation of this work, the experimental set-up, and the main physics results.

Jan Egedal-Pedersen

2010-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

231

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.

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Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits  

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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

Berzins, M.

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TJ Automation | Open Energy Information  

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TJ Automation TJ Automation Jump to: navigation, search Name TJ Automation Facility TJ Automation Sector Wind energy Facility Type Small Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner TJ Automation Energy Purchaser TJ Automation Location Archbold OH Coordinates 41.45823855°, -84.30666804° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.45823855,"lon":-84.30666804,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Ancillary service details: Voltage control  

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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.

Kirby, B.; Hirst, E.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Report blasts Patent Office automation  

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Report blasts Patent Office automation ... The Department of Commerce is moving quickly to implement a report highly critical of the Patent & Trademark Office's efforts to fully automate its patent search and retrieval operations. ... An Industry Review Panel found that the current automated patent system is over-designed and as a result needs a redundant communications network and redundant storage of all patent images at high resolution. ...

JANICE LONG

1988-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

236

Excitation of electrostatic waves in the electron cyclotron frequency range during magnetic reconnection in laboratory overdense plasmas  

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We report the observation of electromagnetic radiation at high harmonics of the electron cyclotron frequency that was considered to be converted from electrostatic waves called electron Bernstein waves (EBWs) during magnetic reconnection in laboratory overdense plasmas. The excitation of EBWs was attributed to the thermalization of electrons accelerated by the reconnection electric field around the X-point. The radiative process discussed here is an acceptable explanation for observed radio waves pulsation associated with major flares.

Kuwahata, A., E-mail: kuwahata@ts.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Igami, H. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Kawamori, E. [Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Kogi, Y. [Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 811-0295 (Japan); Inomoto, M.; Ono, Y. [Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8561 (Japan)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A FLUX ROPE NETWORK AND PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL RELATIVISTIC MAGNETIC RECONNECTION  

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We investigate magnetic reconnection and particle acceleration in relativistic pair plasmas with three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of a kinetic-scale current sheet in a periodic geometry. We include a guide field that introduces an inclination between the reconnecting field lines and explore outside-of-the-current sheet magnetizations that are significantly below those considered by other authors carrying out similar calculations. Thus, our simulations probe the transitional regime in which the magnetic and plasma pressures are of the same order of magnitude. The tearing instability is the dominant mode in the current sheet for all guide field strengths, while the linear kink mode is less important even without the guide field, except in the lower magnetization case. Oblique modes seem to be suppressed entirely. In its nonlinear evolution, the reconnection layer develops a network of interconnected and interacting magnetic flux ropes. As smaller flux ropes merge into larger ones, the reconnection layer evolves toward a three-dimensional, disordered state in which the resulting flux rope segments contain magnetic substructure on plasma skin depth scales. Embedded in the flux ropes, we detect spatially and temporally intermittent sites of dissipation reflected in peaks in the parallel electric field. Magnetic dissipation and particle acceleration persist until the end of the simulations, with simulations with higher magnetization and lower guide field strength exhibiting greater and faster energy conversion and particle energization. At the end of our largest simulation, the particle energy spectrum attains a tail extending to high Lorentz factors that is best modeled with a combination of two additional thermal components. We confirm that the primary energization mechanism is acceleration by the electric field in the X-line region. The highest-energy positrons (electrons) are moderately beamed with median angles {approx}30 Degree-Sign -40 Degree-Sign relative to (the opposite of) the direction of the initial current density, but we speculate that reconnection in more highly magnetized plasmas would give rise to stronger beaming. Finally, we discuss the implications of our results for macroscopic reconnection sites, and which of our results may be expected to hold in systems with higher magnetizations.

Kagan, Daniel; Milosavljevic, Milos [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Spitkovsky, Anatoly [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Virtual Machine in Automation Projects.  

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?? Virtual machine, as an engineering tool, has recently been introduced into automation projects in Tetra Pak Processing System AB. The goal of this paper… (more)

Xing, Xiaoyuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Particle-in-cell simulations of magnetic reconnection in laser-plasma experiments on Shenguang-II facility  

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Recently, magnetic reconnection has been realized in high-energy-density laser-produced plasmas. Plasma bubbles with self-generated magnetic fields are created by focusing laser beams to small-scale spots on a foil. The bubbles expand into each other, which may then drive magnetic reconnection. The reconnection experiment in laser-produced plasmas has also been conducted at Shenguang-II (SG-II) laser facility, and the existence of a plasmoid was identified in the experiment [Dong et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 215001 (2012)]. In this paper, by performing two-dimensional (2-D) particle-in-cell simulations, we investigate such a process of magnetic reconnection based on the experiment on SG-II facility, and a possible explanation for the formation of the plasmoid is proposed. The results show that before magnetic reconnection occurs, the bubbles squeeze strongly each other and a very thin current sheet is formed. The current sheet is unstable to the tearing mode instability, and we can then observe the formation of plasmoid(s) in such a multiple X-lines reconnection.

Lu, San; Lu, Quanming; Huang, Can; Wang, Shui [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)] [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Dong, Quanli [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Ludong University, Yantai 264025 (China)] [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Ludong University, Yantai 264025 (China); Zhu, Jianqiang [CAS Key Laboratory for High Power Laser Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)] [CAS Key Laboratory for High Power Laser Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Sheng, Zhengming; Zhang, Jie [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)] [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATED ~.JELDING -RESEARCH NEEDS T. H. Eagar  

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) ) ..... . '. AUTOMATED ~.JELDING - RESEARCH NEEDS T. H. Eagar Department of Naterials Science and Engineering Nassachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Hassachusetts 02139 Increased use of automated is necessary in order to develop reliable automated welding techniques. #12;Introduction During the past decade

Eagar, Thomas W.

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Automation improves personal effectiveness while reducing drudgery  

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Automation improves personal effectiveness while reducing drudgery ... "The term automation ," says one Department of Labor official with undisguised feeling, "is a hopeless semantic jungle." ... One industry man defines automation very loosely as any way of doing things better with machines. ...

1966-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

242

ABBGroup-1-High voltage lab  

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A DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM AND LOW VOLTAGE HV circuit breakers #12;©ABBGroup-4- 3-Sep-07 When a breaker fails to interrupt the current... Fault arc at a disconnector Fault arc in a substation #12;©ABBGroup-5- 3-Sep-07/costs A detailed understanding of arc physics and fluid dynamics is necessary for the development of HV circuit

Basse, Nils Plesner

243

Current vs. Voltage Feedback Amplifiers  

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?' In most applications, the differences between current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) are not apparent. Today's CFB and VFB amplifiers have comparable performance, but there are cer- tain unique Performance · Feedback Freedom Aside from the well-known attribute of CFB amplifiers, gain

Lanterman, Aaron

244

Modulated voltage metastable ionization detector  

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Metastable ionization detectors used for chromatographic analysis usually employa fixed high voltage for the ionization potential. For this reason, the operating range is limited to about three orders of magnitude. By use of the technique disclosed in the instant invention, operating ranges of about nine orders of magnitude are obtained. The output current from a metastable ionization detector (MID) is applied to a modulation voltage circuit. An adjustment is made to balance out the background current, and an output current, above background, is applied to an input of a strip chart recorder. For low level concentrations, i.e., low detected output current, the ionization potential will be at a maximum and the metastable ionization detector will operate at its most sensitive level. When the detected current from the metastable ionization detector increases above a predetermined threshold level, a voltage control circuit is activated which turns on a high voltage transistor which acts to reduce the ionization potential. The ionization potential applied to the metastable ionization detector is then varied so as to maintain the detected signal level constant. The variation in ionization potential is now related to the concentration fo the constituent and a representative amplitude is applied to another input of said strip chart recorder.

Carle, G. C.; Humphry, D. E.; Kojiro, D. R.

1985-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

245

Real time automated inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

246

Real time automated inspection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1985-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

247

Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

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Facility Technician) Automated Logic Corporation: Ivanembedded in the Target’s Automated Logic Corporation (ALC)

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Automated fiber pigtailing machine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

249

Chapter 11 - Industrial Automation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The industrial systems of the future are complex systems composed of vast numbers of devices interacting with each other and with enterprise systems. Modern technologies such as web services, service-oriented architectures (SOAs), the cloud, etc. make it possible for sophisticated infrastructures to emerge in future factories. We take a closer look at key visionary aspects that are expected to be introduced in the industrial automation domain in the years to come, and the pivotal role of M2M and IoT. Additionally, we investigate the impact on the collaboration of machines among themselves and with enterprise systems and their services.

Jan Höller; Vlasios Tsiatsis; Catherine Mulligan; Stamatis Karnouskos; Stefan Avesand; David Boyle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Automating dipole subtraction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on automating the Catani-Seymour dipole subtraction which is a general procedure to treat infrared divergences in real emission processes at next-to-leading order in QCD. The automatization rests on three essential steps: the creation of the dipole terms, the calculation of the color linked squared Born matrix elements, and the evaluation of different helicity amplitudes. The routines have been tested for a number of complex processes, such as the real emission process gg --> t anti-t ggg.

K. Hasegawa; S. Moch; P. Uwer

2008-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence (CICART)  

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Objectives Objectives Current Future New science Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence (CICART) Kai Germaschewski, Amitava Bhattacharjee, Barrett Rogers, Will Fox, Yi-Min Huang, and others CICART Space Science Center / Dept. of Physics University of New Hampshire August 3, 2010 Kai Germaschewski CICART Project Objectives Current Future New science Outline 1 Project Information 2 Project summary and scientific objectives 3 Current HPC usage and methods 4 HPC requirements in 5 years 5 New science with new resources Kai Germaschewski CICART Project Objectives Current Future New science Project Information Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence PI: Amitava Bhattacharjee CICART has a dual mission in research: it seeks fundamental advances in physical understanding, and works to achieve these advances

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Gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula: A case of relativistic reconnection?  

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The Crab Nebula was formed after the collapse of a massive star about a thousand years ago, leaving behind a pulsar that inflates a bubble of ultra-relativistic electron-positron pairs permeated with magnetic field. The observation of brief but bright flares of energetic gamma rays suggests that pairs are accelerated to PeV energies within a few days; such rapid acceleration cannot be driven by shocks. Here, it is argued that the flares may be the smoking gun of magnetic dissipation in the Nebula. Using 2D and 3D particle-in-cell simulations, it is shown that the observations are consistent with relativistic magnetic reconnection, where pairs are subject to strong radiative cooling. The Crab flares may highlight the importance of relativistic magnetic reconnection in astrophysical sources.

Cerutti, B., E-mail: bcerutti@astro.princeton.edu [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Werner, G. R., E-mail: greg.werner@colorado.edu; Uzdensky, D. A., E-mail: uzdensky@colorado.edu [Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, Physics Department, University of Colorado, UCB 390, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States); Begelman, M. C., E-mail: mitch@jila.colorado.edu [JILA, University of Colorado and National Institute of Standards and Technology, UCB 440, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440 (United States)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

253

Stochastic Acceleration in Turbulent Electric Fields Generated by 3-D Reconnection  

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Electron and proton acceleration in three-dimensional electric and magnetic fields is studied through test particle simulations. The fields are obtained by a three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulation of magnetic reconnection in slab geometry. The nonlinear evolution of the system is characterized by the growth of many unstable modes and the initial current sheet is fragmented with formation of small scale structures. We inject at random points inside the evolving current sheet a Maxwellian distribution of particles. In relatively short time (less than a millisecond) the particles develop a power law tail. The acceleration is extremely efficient and the electrons absorb a large percentage of the available energy in a small fraction of the characteristic time of the MHD simulation, suggesting that resistive MHD codes, used extensively in the current literature, are unable to represent the full extent of particle acceleration in 3D reconnection.

Marco Onofri; Heinz Isliker; Loukas Vlahos

2006-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

254

Magnetic Reconnection Onset via Disruption of a Forming Current Sheet by the Tearing Instability  

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The recent realization that Sweet-Parker current sheets are violently unstable to the secondary tearing (plasmoid) instability implies that such current sheets cannot occur in real systems. This suggests that, in order to understand the onset of magnetic reconnection, one needs to consider the growth of the tearing instability in a current layer as it is being formed. Such an analysis is performed here in the context of nonlinear resistive MHD for a generic time-dependent equilibrium representing a gradually forming current sheet. It is shown that two regimes, single-island and multi-island, are possible, depending on the rate of current sheet formation. A simple model is used to compute the criterion for transition between these two regimes, as well as the reconnection onset time and the current sheet parameters at that moment. For typical solar corona parameters this model yields results consistent with observations.

Uzdensky, Dmitri A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Kinetic aspects of the ion current layer in a reconnection outflow exhaust  

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Kinetic aspects of the ion current layer at the center of a reconnection outflow exhaust near the X-type region are investigated by a two-dimensional particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation. The layer consists of magnetized electrons and unmagnetized ions that carry a perpendicular electric current. The ion fluid appears to be nonideal, sub-Alfvénic, and nondissipative. The ion velocity distribution functions contain multiple populations, such as global Speiser ions, local Speiser ions, and trapped ions. The particle motion of the local Speiser ions in an appropriately rotated coordinate system explains the ion fluid properties very well. The trapped ions are the first demonstration of the regular orbits in the chaotic particle dynamics [Chen and Palmadesso, J. Geophys. Res. 91, 1499 (1986)] in self-consistent PIC simulations. They would be observational signatures in the ion current layer near reconnection sites.

Zenitani, Seiji; Wada, Tomohide [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)] [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Shinohara, Iku [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan)] [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Nagai, Tsugunobu [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)] [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle acceleration and transport in reconnecting twisted loops in a stratified atmosphere  

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Twisted coronal loops should be ubiquitous in the solar corona. Twisted magnetic fields contain excess magnetic energy, which can be released during magnetic reconnection, causing solar flares. The aim of this work is to investigate magnetic reconnection, and particle acceleration and transport in kink-unstable twisted coronal loops, with a focus on the effects of resistivity, loop geometry and atmospheric stratification. Another aim is to perform forward-modelling of bremsstrahlung emission and determine the structure of hard X-ray sources. We use a combination of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) and test-particle methods. First, the evolution of the kinking coronal loop is considered using resistive MHD model, incorporating atmospheric stratification and loop curvature. Then, the obtained electric and magnetic fields and density distributions are used to calculate electron and proton trajectories using a guiding-centre approximation, taking into account Coulomb collisions. It is shown that electric fields in twist...

Gordovskyy, Mykola; Kontar, Eduard; Bian, Nicolas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems  

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

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

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Automation in X-Ray Crystallography  

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Automation in X-Ray Crystallography ... But in the past few years, automation procedures have been applied to intrinsically superior experimental methods. ...

S.C. ABRAHAMS

1963-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

260

Understanding roi metrics for software test automation.  

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??Software test automation is widely accepted as an efficient software testing technique. However, automation has failed to deliver the expected productivity more often than not.… (more)

Jayachandran, Naveen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection During the Two-Phase Evolution of a Solar Eruptive Flare  

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We present a detailed multi-wavelength analysis and interpretation of the evolution of an M7.6 flare on October 24, 2003. The X-ray observations of the flare taken from the RHESSI spacecraft reveal two phases of the flare evolution. The first phase is characterized by the altitude decrease of the X-ray looptop (LT) source for $\\sim$11 minutes. Such a long duration of the descending LT source motion is reported for the first time. The EUV loops, located below the X-ray LT source, also undergo contraction with similar speed ($\\sim$15 km s$^{-1}$) in this interval. During the second phase the two distinct hard X-ray footpoints (FP) sources are observed which correlate well with UV and H$\\alpha$ flare ribbons. The X-ray LT source now exhibits upward motion. The RHESSI spectra during the first phase are soft and indicative of hot thermal emission from flaring loops with temperatures $T>25$ MK at the early stage. On the other hand, the spectra at high energies ($\\varepsilon \\gtrsim$25 keV) follow hard power laws during the second phase ($\\gamma = 2.6-2.8$). We show that the observed motion of the LT and FP sources can be understood as a consequence of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection at a separator in the corona. During the first phase of the flare, the reconnection releases an excess of magnetic energy related to the magnetic tensions generated before a flare by the shear flows in the photosphere. The relaxation of the associated magnetic shear in the corona by the reconnection process explains the descending motion of the LT source. During the second phase, the ordinary reconnection process dominates describing the energy release in terms of the standard model of large eruptive flares.

Bhuwan Joshi; Astrid Veronig; K. -S. Cho; S. -C. Bong; Y. -J. Moon; Jeongwoo Lee; B. V. Somov; P. K. Manoharan; Y. -H. Kim

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistivity and Energy Flow in a Plasma Undergoing Magnetic-Field-Line Reconnection  

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Detailed time- and space-resolved measurements of the electric fields and currents have been made in a laboratory plasma undergoing magnetic-field-line reconnection. The resistivity normalized to the classical value is found to be spatially inhomogeneous (10

N. Wild; W. Gekelman; R. L. Stenzel

1981-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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...

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase diagram for magnetic reconnection in heliophysical, astrophysical, and laboratory plasmas  

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Recent progress in understanding the physics of magnetic reconnection is conveniently summarized in terms of a phase diagram which organizes the essential dynamics for a wide variety of applications in heliophysics laboratory and astrophysics. The two key dimensionless parameters are the Lundquist number and the macrosopic system size in units of the ion sound gyroradius. In addition to the conventional single X-line collisional and collisionless phases multiple X-line reconnection phases arise due to the presence of the plasmoid instability either in collisional and collisionless current sheets. In particular there exists a unique phase termed “multiple X-line hybrid phase” where a hierarchy of collisional islands or plasmoids is terminated by a collisionless current sheet resulting in a rapid coupling between the macroscopic and kinetic scales and a mixture of collisional and collisionless dynamics. The new phases involving multiple X-lines and collisionless physics may be important for the emerging applications of magnetic reconnection to accelerate charged particles beyond their thermal speeds. A large number of heliophysical and astrophysical plasmas are surveyed and grouped in the phase diagram: Earth’s magnetosphere solar plasmas (chromosphere corona wind and tachocline) galactic plasmas (molecular clouds interstellar media accretion disks and their coronae Crab nebula Sgr A* gamma ray bursts and magnetars) and extragalactic plasmas (active galactic nuclei disks and their coronae galaxy clusters radio lobes and extragalactic jets). Significance of laboratory experiments including a next generation reconnectionexperiment is also discussed.

Hantao Ji; William Daughton

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Energy Conversion in Downstream Fronts from 3D Kinetic Reconnection  

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The electromagnetic energy equation is analyzed term by term in a 3D simulation of kinetic reconnection previously reported by \\citet{vapirev2013formation}. 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 (DF) 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 $pW/m^3$, 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 fro...

Lapenta, Giovanni; Newman, David; Markidis, Stefano; Divin, Andrey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Voltage Control of Electrical Systems  

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... to have complete automatic voltage regulation and it also has supervisory control for its main substations. By a careful application of automatically controlled regulators it is shown that the voltage ...

1934-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of Pulser Voltage Ripple  

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In a recent set of measurements obtained by G. Kamin, W. Manning, A. Molvik, and J. Sullivan, the voltage waveform of the diode pulser had a ripple of approximately {+-}1.3% of the 65 kV flattop voltage, and the beam current had a larger corresponding ripple of approximately {+-}8.4% of the 1.5 mA average current at the location of the second Faraday cup, approximately 1.9 m downstream from the ion source. The period of the ripple was about 1 {mu}s. It was initially unclear whether this large current ripple was in fact a true measurement of the current or a spurious measurement of noise produced by the pulser electronics. The purpose of this note is to provide simulations which closely match the experimental results and thereby corroborate the physical nature of those measurements, and to provide predictions of the amplitude of the current ripples as they propagate to the end of linear transport section. Additionally analytic estimates are obtained which lend some insight into the nature of the current fluctuations and to provide an estimate of what the maximum amplitude of the current fluctuations are expected to be, and conversely what initial ripple in the voltage source is allowed, given a smaller acceptable tolerance on the line charge density.

Barnard, J J

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Onset voltage of corona on coated conductors  

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This paper is aimed for investigating the effect of surface coating on the positive and negative onset voltages of corona from stressed conductor as a pre-requisite for onset-voltage calculation. The electric field is accurately calculated by the charge simulation technique. The calculated onset voltages agreed satisfactorily with those measured experimentally for bare conductors. The effect of coating-layer thickness and permittivity as well as conductor radius and height on the onset-voltage values is discussed.

Abdel-Salam, M. [Assiut Univ. (Egypt). Electrical Engineering Dept.; Abo-Shal, Y. [SCECO-East, Dammam (Saudi Arabia). Electrical Engineering Div.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Honeywell modular automation system acceptance test report  

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This document provides the results of the Acceptance Test Procedure for the Honeywell Modular Automation System.

Cunningham, L.T., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/SFgate/SFgate?language=English&verb... 1 of 1 12/13/05 4:06 PM  

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Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null http://www: SM23A-0411 TI: Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null AU: * Ng, C EM: chung Hampshire, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824 United States AB: Magnetic reconnection is considered near a three

Ng, Chung-Sang

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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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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

Brown, Michael R.

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Automated Morphology Analysis of Nanoparticles  

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of this dissertation is to develop automated morphology analysis methods. Morphology analysis is comprised of three tasks: separate individual particles from an agglomerate of overlapping nano-objects (image segmentation); infer the particle's missing contours (shape...

Park, Chiwoo

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of automation mode confusion  

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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 ...

Wheeler, Paul H. (Paul Harrison)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage RF feedthrough bushing  

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Described is a multi-element, high voltage radio frequency bushing for trmitting RF energy to an antenna located in a vacuum container. The bushing includes a center conductor of complex geometrical shape, an outer coaxial shield conductor, and a thin-walled hollow truncated cone insulator disposed between central and outer conductors. The shape of the center conductor, which includes a reverse curvature portion formed of a radially inwardly directed shoulder and a convex portion, controls the uniformity of the axial surface gradient on the insulator cone. The outer shield has a first substantially cylindrical portion and a second radially inwardly extending truncated cone portion.

Grotz, Glenn F. (Huntington Station, NY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology modernization assessment flexible automation  

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The objectives of this report are: to present technology assessment guidelines to be considered in conjunction with defense regulations before an automation project is developed to give examples showing how assessment guidelines may be applied to a current project to present several potential areas where automation might be applied successfully in the depot system. Depots perform primarily repair and remanufacturing operations, with limited small batch manufacturing runs. While certain activities (such as Management Information Systems and warehousing) are directly applicable to either environment, the majority of applications will require combining existing and emerging technologies in different ways, with the special needs of depot remanufacturing environment. Industry generally enjoys the ability to make revisions to its product lines seasonally, followed by batch runs of thousands or more. Depot batch runs are in the tens, at best the hundreds, of parts with a potential for large variation in product mix; reconfiguration may be required on a week-to-week basis. This need for a higher degree of flexibility suggests a higher level of operator interaction, and, in turn, control systems that go beyond the state of the art for less flexible automation and industry in general. This report investigates the benefits and barriers to automation and concludes that, while significant benefits do exist for automation, depots must be prepared to carefully investigate the technical feasibility of each opportunity and the life-cycle costs associated with implementation. Implementation is suggested in two ways: (1) develop an implementation plan for automation technologies based on results of small demonstration automation projects; (2) use phased implementation for both these and later stage automation projects to allow major technical and administrative risk issues to be addressed. 10 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs. (JF)

Bennett, D.W.; Boyd, D.R.; Hansen, N.H.; Hansen, M.A.; Yount, J.A.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 'Problem' with Automation: Inappropriate Feedback and Interaction, not 'Over-Automation'  

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12 April 1990 research-article The 'Problem' with Automation: Inappropriate Feedback and Interaction, not 'Over-Automation' D. A. Norman As automation increasingly takes its place in industry, especially high risk industry...

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Type of automation failure: the effects on trust and reliance in automation.  

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??Past automation research has focused primarily on machine-related factors (e.g., automation reliability) and human-related factors (e.g., accountability). Other machine-related factors such as type of automation… (more)

Johnson, Jason D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings  

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

Dudley, June Han

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scenarios for Consuming Standardized Automated Demand Response Signals  

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

Koch, Ed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security...  

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Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine...

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The role of magnetic reconnection and differential rotation in spheromak formation  

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The physical processes involved in the formation of a spheromak are studied. Using one?fluid axisymmetric resistive magnetohydrodynamic equations together with a temperature equation investigations of the essential physics aspects of the formation specifically for the new Maryland Spheromak (MS) [J. Antoniades C. Chin?Fatt A. DeSilva G. Goldenbaum R. Hess and R. Shaw in P r o c e e d i n g s o f t h e S i x t h U. S. S y m p o s i u m o n C o m p a c t T o r u s R e s e a r c h Princeton 1984 (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Princeton NJ 1985) p. 65] have been performed. These studies elucidate the role of differential rotation in accelerating the penetration of toroidal field B ? and in forcing I??r B ? to be a flux function. Another important aspect of the formation is the magnetic reconnection that occurs at the X point between the two reversal coils. A strong toroidal current is generated by the reconnection and the X point is converted into an O point that finally becomes the magnetic axis of the spheromak. In this latter phase of reconnection the plasma is heated very strongly. Studies have also been done on the effect of the difference in phase and time scales for the reversal and I z banks for the purpose of optimization. The effect of radiation from carbon and oxygen is examined and found to have very little effect on the proposed formation scheme. The results are also relatively insensitive to changes in the anomalous electron thermal conduction models used.

P. N. Guzdar; John M. Finn; K. W. Whang; A. Bondeson

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SPONTANEOUS CURRENT-LAYER FRAGMENTATION AND CASCADING RECONNECTION IN SOLAR FLARES. I. MODEL AND ANALYSIS  

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Magnetic reconnection is commonly considered to be a mechanism of solar (eruptive) flares. A deeper study of this scenario reveals, however, a number of open issues. Among them is the fundamental question of how the magnetic energy is transferred from large, accumulation scales to plasma scales where its actual dissipation takes place. In order to investigate this transfer over a broad range of scales, we address this question by means of a high-resolution MHD simulation. The simulation results indicate that the magnetic-energy transfer to small scales is realized via a cascade of consecutively smaller and smaller flux ropes (plasmoids), analogous to the vortex-tube cascade in (incompressible) fluid dynamics. Both tearing and (driven) 'fragmenting coalescence' processes are equally important for the consecutive fragmentation of the magnetic field (and associated current density) into smaller elements. At the later stages, a dynamic balance between tearing and coalescence processes reveals a steady (power-law) scaling typical of cascading processes. It is shown that cascading reconnection also addresses other open issues in solar-flare research, such as the duality between the regular large-scale picture of (eruptive) flares and the observed signatures of fragmented (chaotic) energy release, as well as the huge number of accelerated particles. Indeed, spontaneous current-layer fragmentation and the formation of multiple channelized dissipative/acceleration regions embedded in the current layer appear to be intrinsic to the cascading process. The multiple small-scale current sheets may also facilitate the acceleration of a large number of particles. The structure, distribution, and dynamics of the embedded potential acceleration regions in a current layer fragmented by cascading reconnection are studied and discussed.

Barta, Miroslav; Buechner, Joerg [Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Karlicky, Marian; Skala, Jan, E-mail: barta@mps.mpg.de [Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZ-25165 Ondrejov (Czech Republic)

2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Disciplined agility for process control & automation ; Disciplined agility for process control and automation .  

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??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… (more)

Tibazarwa, Augustine

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Trust in automated systems the effect of automation level on trust calibration .  

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??Automated systems perform functions that were previously executed by a human. When using automation, the role of the human changes from operator to supervisor. For… (more)

Walliser, James C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Present and Future Computational Requirements General Plasma Physics Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence (CICART)  

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Computational Computational Current Future Accelerators Present and Future Computational Requirements General Plasma Physics Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence (CICART) Kai Germaschewski, Homa Karimabadi Amitava Bhattacharjee, Fatima Ebrahimi, Will Fox, Liwei Lin CICART Space Science Center / Dept. of Physics University of New Hampshire March 18, 2013 Kai Germaschewski and Homa Karimabadi CICART Project Computational Current Future Accelerators Outline 1 Project Information 2 Computational Strategies 3 Current HPC usage and methods 4 HPC requirements for 2017 5 Strategies for New Architectures Kai Germaschewski and Homa Karimabadi CICART Project Computational Current Future Accelerators Project Information Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence Director: Amitava Bhattacharjee, PPPL /

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Effect of collisions and magnetic convergence on electron acceleration and transport in reconnecting twisted solar flare loops  

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We study a model of particle acceleration coupled with an MHD model of magnetic reconnection in unstable twisted coronal loops. The kink instability leads to the formation of helical currents with strong parallel electric fields resulting in electron acceleration. The motion of electrons in the electric and magnetic fields of the reconnecting loop is investigated using a test-particle approach taking into account collisional scattering. We discuss the effects of Coulomb collisions and magnetic convergence near loop footpoints on the spatial distribution and energy spectra of high-energy electron populations and possible implications on the hard X-ray emission in solar flares.

Gordovskyy, M; Kontar, E P; Bian, N H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

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

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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.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Operating Voltage | Open Energy Information  

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Voltage Voltage Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Operating Voltage The voltage level by which an electrical system is designated and to which certain operating characteristics of the system are related; also, the effective (root-mean-square) potential difference between any two conductors or between a conductor and the ground. The actual voltage of the circuit may vary somewhat above or below this value.[1] Related Terms system References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Operating_Voltage&oldid=480559" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes

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Wind Power Plant Voltage Stability Evaluation: Preprint  

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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.

Muljadi, E.; Zhang, Y. C.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage load resistor array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage resistor comprising an array of a plurality of parallel electrically connected resistor elements each containing a resistive solution, attached at each end thereof to an end plate, and about the circumference of each of the end plates, a corona reduction ring. Each of the resistor elements comprises an insulating tube having an electrode inserted into each end thereof and held in position by one or more hose clamps about the outer periphery of the insulating tube. According to a preferred embodiment, the electrode is fabricated from stainless steel and has a mushroom shape at one end, that inserted into the tube, and a flat end for engagement with the end plates that provides connection of the resistor array and with a load.

Lehmann, Monty Ray (Smithfield, VA)

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 8 - Automation and Monitoring  

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This chapter begins with the topic of process automation which has the intent of making repetitive tasks more consistent, faster, and cheaper. As part of this discussion, we talk about how to determine if a process should be automated, how to document the process in preparation for automation, and how to perform the actual automation. A variety of scripting languages can be used to perform process automation and general best practices for scripting these processes is discussed as well as some thoughts on how to choose the right scripting language for the job. The second part of the chapter is all about monitoring of enterprise applications. Key performance indicators (KPIs) that give insight into the enterprise application’s performance over time as well as determining when to alert the enterprise applications administrator to potential problems within the application are discussed. Alerts are another important topic associated with enterprise application monitoring that is discussed including how to properly tune alerts through the selection of appropriate KPIs, retry counts, and retry intervals.

Jeremy Faircloth

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of post-flare supra-arcades: instabilities at the head of reconnection jets  

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Supra-arcades are bright fans of emission that develop after eruptive flares, above post-flare arcades. The underlying flare arcades are thought to be a consequence of magnetic reconnection along a current sheet in the corona. At the same time, theory predicts plasma jets from the reconnection site which, because of their low density, are extremely difficult to observe directly. It has been suggested, however, that the dark supra-arcade downflows (SADs) seen falling through supra-arcade fans may be low-density jet plasma. The head of a low density jet directed towards higher density plasma would be Rayleigh-Taylor unstable, and lead to the development of rapidly growing low and high density fingers along the interface. Here we show details of SADs forming at the top of bright supra-arcade fans, as seen in Solar Dynamics Observatory Atmospheric Imaging Assembly 131A images. The SADs often formed near the top of fan spikes. Some of the SADs were seen to split at their heads. Most SADs did not show enhanced emis...

Innes, Davina; Bhattacharjee, Amitava; Huang, Yi-Min

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN FRAGMENTING PERIODIC RECONNECTING CURRENT SHEETS IN SOLAR FLARES  

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Proton and electron acceleration in a fragmenting periodic current sheet (CS) is investigated, based on the forced magnetic reconnection scenario. The aim is to understand the role of CS fragmentation in high-energy beam generation in solar flares. We combine magnetohydrodynamics and test-particle models to consider particle trajectories consistent with a time-dependent reconnection model. It is shown that accelerated particles in such a model form two distinct populations. Protons and electrons moving in open magnetic field have energy spectra that are a combination of the initial Maxwellian distribution and a power-law high-energy (E>20 keV) part. The second population contains particles moving in a closed magnetic field around O-points. These particles move predominantly along the guiding field and their energies fall within quite a narrow range between {approx}1 MeV and {approx}10 MeV. It is also found that particles moving in an open magnetic field have a considerably wider pitch-angle distribution.

Gordovskyy, M.; Browning, P. K.; Vekstein, G. E., E-mail: mykola.gordovskyy@manchester.ac.u [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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IS MAGNETIC RECONNECTION THE CAUSE OF SUPERSONIC UPFLOWS IN GRANULAR CELLS?  

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In a previous work, we reported on the discovery of supersonic magnetic upflows on granular cells in data from the SUNRISE/IMaX instrument. In the present work, we investigate the physical origin of these events employing data from the same instrument but with higher spectral sampling. By means of the inversion of Stokes profiles we are able to recover the physical parameters (temperature, magnetic field, line-of-sight velocity, etc.) present in the solar photosphere at the time of these events. The inversion is performed in a Monte-Carlo-like fashion, that is, repeating it many times with different initializations and retaining only the best result. We find that many of the events are characterized by a reversal in the polarity of the magnetic field along the vertical direction in the photosphere, accompanied by an enhancement in the temperature and by supersonic line-of-sight velocities. In about half of the studied events, large blueshifted and redshifted line-of-sight velocities coexist above/below each other. These features can be explained in terms of magnetic reconnection, where the energy stored in the magnetic field is released in the form of kinetic and thermal energy when magnetic field lines of opposite polarities coalesce. However, the agreement with magnetic reconnection is not perfect and, therefore, other possible physical mechanisms might also play a role.

Borrero, J. M.; Schmidt, W. [Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Schoeneckstr. 6, D-79110, Freiburg (Germany); Martinez Pillet, V.; Quintero Noda, C.; Bonet, J. A. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Avd. Via Lactea s/n, E-38200 La Laguna (Spain); Del Toro Iniesta, J. C.; Bellot Rubio, L. R., E-mail: borrero@kis.uni-freiburg.de, E-mail: wolfgang@kis.uni-freiburg.de, E-mail: vmp@ll.iac.es, E-mail: cqn@ll.iac.es, E-mail: jab@ll.iac.es, E-mail: jti@iaa.es, E-mail: lbellot@iaa.es [Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC), Apdo. de Correos 3004, E-18080 Granada (Spain)

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The transfer between electron bulk kinetic energy and thermal energy in collisionless magnetic reconnection  

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By performing two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, we investigate the transfer between electron bulk kinetic and electron thermal energy in collisionless magnetic reconnection. In the vicinity of the X line, the electron bulk kinetic energy density is much larger than the electron thermal energy density. The evolution of the electron bulk kinetic energy is mainly determined by the work done by the electric field force and electron pressure gradient force. The work done by the electron gradient pressure force in the vicinity of the X line is changed to the electron enthalpy flux. In the magnetic island, the electron enthalpy flux is transferred to the electron thermal energy due to the compressibility of the plasma in the magnetic island. The compression of the plasma in the magnetic island is the consequence of the electromagnetic force acting on the plasma as the magnetic field lines release their tension after being reconnected. Therefore, we can observe that in the magnetic island the electron thermal energy density is much larger than the electron bulk kinetic energy density.

Lu, San; Lu, Quanming; Huang, Can; Wang, Shui [CAS Key Lab of Basic Plasma Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)] [CAS Key Lab of Basic Plasma Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

297

Statistical and spectral properties of magnetic islands in reconnecting current sheets during two-ribbon flares  

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We perform a set of two dimensional resistive magnetohydrodynamic simulations to study the reconnection process occurring in current sheets that develop during solar eruptions. Reconnection commences gradually and produces small-scale structures inside the current sheet, which has one end anchored to the bottom boundary and the other end open. The main features we study include plasmoids (or plasma blobs) flowing in the sheet, and X-points between pairs of adjacent islands. The statistical properties of the fine structure and the dependence of the spectral energy on these properties are examined. The flux and size distribution functions of plasmoids roughly follow inverse square power laws at large scales. The mass distribution function is steep at large scales and shallow at small scales. The size distribution also shows that plasmoids are highly asymmetric soon after being formed, while older plasmoids tend to be more circular. The spectral profiles of magnetic and kinetic energy inside the current sheet are both consistent with a power law. The corresponding spectral indices ? are found to vary with the magnetic Reynolds number R{sub m} of the system, but tend to approach a constant for large R{sub m} (>10{sup 5}). The motion and growth of blobs change the spectral index. The growth of new islands causes the power spectrum to steepen, but it becomes shallower when old and large plasmoids leave the computational domain.

Shen, Chengcai [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China) [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China); Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Lin, Jun [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China) [Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 (China); Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Murphy, Nicholas A.; Raymond, John C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)] [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

298

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

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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 ...

Mochol, Iwona

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Evidence of Electron Acceleration around the Reconnection X-point in a Solar Flare  

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Particle acceleration is one of the most significant features that are ubiquitous among space and cosmic plasmas. It is most prominent during flares in the case of the Sun, with which huge amount of electromagnetic radiation and high-energy particles are expelled into the interplanetary space through acceleration of plasma particles in the corona. Though it has been well understood that energies of flares are supplied by the mechanism called magnetic reconnection based on the observations in X-rays and EUV with space telescopes, where and how in the flaring magnetic field plasmas are accelerated has remained unknown due to the low plasma density in the flaring corona. We here report the first observational identification of the energetic non-thermal electrons around the point of the ongoing magnetic reconnection (X-point); with the location of the X-point identified by soft X-ray imagery and the localized presence of non-thermal electrons identified from imaging-spectroscopic data at two microwave frequencies...

Narukage, Noriyuki; Sakao, Taro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

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

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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.

Wohlgemuth, J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries  

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battery using high voltage high energy cathode materials to enable large-scale, cost competitive production of the next generation of electric-drive vehicles. To...

302

Automated Demand Response Opportunities in Wastewater Treatment Facilities  

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

Thompson, Lisa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Automation in image cytometry : continuous HCS and kinetic image cytometry  

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

Charlot, David J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Automation of Fluorous Solid-Phase Extraction for Parallel Synthesis  

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Automation of Fluorous Solid-Phase Extraction for Parallel Synthesis ... • Cartridge conditioning, sample loading, elution, and rinsing are automated. ...

Wei Zhang; Yimin Lu

2006-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

305

Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings  

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communications.    Automated Logic Model  Vendor  Load Type of the HVAC.   Automated Logic Model  Vendor  Load Type 

Dudley, June Han

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Automated classification of power signals  

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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 ...

Proper, Ethan R. (Ethan Richard)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Process Control and Automation: The Bagrit Vision  

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Automation, broadly defined as the computer-assisted control of industrial processes, covers a wide spectrum of applications. Here we need to narrow the spectrum somewhat, so as to focus on the word automation as...

Emeritus Professor Simon Lavington

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Microcomputer Applications in Power System Substation Automation  

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The object of this chapter is to describe power system applications of microcomputers, particularly in the area of power substation automation.The major functions required in substation automation are reviewed an...

C. T. Nguyen; R. Grondin; A. St-Jacques…

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Home Automation with ZigBee  

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This article discusses a topic of home automation, also called domotics, and provides an ... advantages provided by ZigBee wireless networking standard for home automation solutions. ZigBee protocol implementatio...

Maxim Osipov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Disciplined agility for process control & automation  

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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 ...

Tibazarwa, Augustine

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

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

312

Automated Operating Procedures for Transfer Limits  

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Automated Operating Procedures for Transfer Limits Final Project Report Power Systems Engineering · Illinois · Iowa State · Texas A&M · Washington State · Wisconsin Automated Operating Procedures

313

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

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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

Brown, Michael R.

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Collisionless magnetic reconnection in a toroidal cusp* J. Egedal, +,a) A. Fasoli, D. Tarkowski, and A. Scarabosio  

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, and A. Scarabosio Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 #Received 26 October 2000; accepted 21 December 2001# Fast collisionless magnetic environments. For example, reconnection appears to be the direct cause of the heating of the solar corona

Egedal, Jan

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Laboratory Observations of Spontaneous Magnetic Reconnection J. Egedal, W. Fox, N. Katz, M. Porkolab, K. Reim, and E. Zhang  

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. Porkolab, K. Reim, and E. Zhang Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA (Received 13 May 2006; revised manuscript received 12 July 2006 that reconnection releases magnetically stored energy that powers solar flares, magnetic storms in the Earth

Egedal, Jan

316

Automated Resoning in Modal Logics 0 (GENERAL PURPOSE) AUTOMATED REASONING IN MODAL LOGICS  

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Automated Resoning in Modal Logics 0 (GENERAL PURPOSE) AUTOMATED REASONING IN MODAL LOGICS BRANDEN FITELSON Department of Philosophy San Jos�e State University & Automated Reasoning Group.wisc.edu/fitelson BF @ AR @ MCS @ ANL & Philosophy @ SJSU May 16, 2002 Automated Resoning in Modal Logics 1

Fitelson, Branden

317

Automated Video-Based Fall Detection  

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home assistive monitoring uses technology such as sensors and cameras to aid live-alone aging persons, typically involving automation.

Edgcomb, Alex Daniel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Technical Report TRARP1695 Automated Reasoning Project  

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Technical Report TR­ARP­16­95 Automated Reasoning Project Research School of Information Sciences Heuerding Automated Institute for Applied Mathematics Reasoning Project and Computer Science ANU University that contains automated proof procedures based on modal Gentzen systems for numerous propositional (nonclassical

Goré, Rajeev

319

AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS  

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AUTOMATED CRITICAL PEAK PRICING FIELD TESTS: 2006 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND RESULTS) 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

320

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

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A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS  

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A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS V.R. Kozak Budker Institute There was designed a set of devices for automation systems of physical installations. On this basis approach. KEY WORDS Automation, systems, applications, CANBUS, embedded, controller. 1. Introduction Budker

Kozak, Victor R.

322

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

323

Development of High Voltage Electron Microscope  

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......Cockcroft Walton Type High Voltage Generator. O Power Line O Fig. 4...pressure in the tank to the atmospheric pressure by removing freon...pump using liquid nitrogen. Water buffer and liquid nitrogen...base plate of high voltage generator. Four poles stand on this......

Shinjiro KATAGIRI; Hirokazu KIMURA; Susumu OZASA; Kazumi SHIRAISHI

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators  

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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.

Parsons, William M. (Santa Fe, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators  

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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.

Parsons, W.M.

1992-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

326

Limitations of High-Voltage Insulation  

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... materials such as impregnated paper. The important electrical properties of the materials used for the insulation of high-voltage circuits are conductivity and electric strength. The conductivity measures the ability ... a million times between themselves, but they are all classified as available for high-voltage insulation.

1938-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

327

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

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U.S. Department of Energy | December 2012 Table of Contents Executive Summary ................................................................................................................. ii 1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Purpose and Scope ....................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Background about VVO ................................................................................................ 2 1.3 Organization of this Report .......................................................................................... 2 2. Devices, Systems, and Expected Benefits.......................................................................... 4

328

NREL: Measurements and Characterization - Current Versus Voltage  

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Current Versus Voltage Current Versus Voltage The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Device Performance group uses current versus voltage (I-V) measurement systems to assess the main performance parameters for photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. I-V measurement systems determine the output performance of devices, including: open-circuit voltage (Voc), short-circuit current (Isc), fill factor (FF), maximum power output of the device (Pmax), voltage at maximum power (Vmax), current at maximum power (Imax), and conversion efficiency of the device (η). Some I-V systems may also be used to perform dark I-V measurements to determine diode properties and series and shunt resistances. We use three I-V systems to measure performance of individual PV cells; and four for modules - two for measurements under simulated conditions; and

329

High Voltage Safety Act | Department of Energy  

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High Voltage Safety Act High Voltage Safety Act High Voltage Safety Act < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Developer General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Georgia Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Siting and Permitting 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 electric lines by providing that no work shall be done in the vicinity of such lines unless and until the owner or operator thereof has been notified of such work and has taken the appropriate safety measures. The Georgia Public Service Commission requires

330

Non-contact current and voltage sensor  

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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.

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

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

331

Automating Shallow Seismic Imaging  

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This seven-year, shallow-seismic reflection research project had the aim of improving geophysical imaging of possible contaminant flow paths. Thousands of chemically contaminated sites exist in the United States, including at least 3,700 at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Imaging technologies such as shallow seismic reflection (SSR) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) sometimes are capable of identifying geologic conditions that might indicate preferential contaminant-flow paths. Historically, SSR has been used very little at depths shallower than 30 m, and even more rarely at depths of 10 m or less. Conversely, GPR is rarely useful at depths greater than 10 m, especially in areas where clay or other electrically conductive materials are present near the surface. Efforts to image the cone of depression around a pumping well using seismic methods were only partially successful (for complete references of all research results, see the full Final Technical Report, DOE/ER/14826-F), but peripheral results included development of SSR methods for depths shallower than one meter, a depth range that had not been achieved before. Imaging at such shallow depths, however, requires geophone intervals of the order of 10 cm or less, which makes such surveys very expensive in terms of human time and effort. We also showed that SSR and GPR could be used in a complementary fashion to image the same volume of earth at very shallow depths. The primary research focus of the second three-year period of funding was to develop and demonstrate an automated method of conducting two-dimensional (2D) shallow-seismic surveys with the goal of saving time, effort, and money. Tests involving the second generation of the hydraulic geophone-planting device dubbed the ''Autojuggie'' showed that large numbers of geophones can be placed quickly and automatically and can acquire high-quality data, although not under rough topographic conditions. In some easy-access environments, this device could make SSR surveying considerably more efficient and less expensive, particularly when geophone intervals of 25 cm or less are required. The most recent research analyzed the difference in seismic response of the geophones with variable geophone spike length and geophones attached to various steel media. Experiments investigated the azimuthal dependence of the quality of data relative to the orientation of the rigidly attached geophones. Other experiments designed to test the hypothesis that the data are being amplified in much the same way that an organ pipe amplifies sound have so far proved inconclusive. Taken together, the positive results show that SSR imaging within a few meters of the earth's surface is possible if the geology is suitable, that SSR imaging can complement GPR imaging, and that SSR imaging could be made significantly more cost effective, at least in areas where the topography and the geology are favorable. Increased knowledge of the Earth's shallow subsurface through non-intrusive techniques is of potential benefit to management of DOE facilities. Among the most significant problems facing hydrologists today is the delineation of preferential permeability paths in sufficient detail to make a quantitative analysis possible. Aquifer systems dominated by fracture flow have a reputation of being particularly difficult to characterize and model. At chemically contaminated sites, including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and others at Department of Defense (DOD) installations worldwide, establishing the spatial extent of the contamination, along with the fate of the contaminants and their transport-flow directions, is essential to the development of effective cleanup strategies. Detailed characterization of the shallow subsurface is important not only in environmental, groundwater, and geotechnical engineering applications, but also in neotectonics, mining geology, and the analysis of petroleum reservoir analogs. Near-surface seismology is in the vanguard of non-intrusive approaches to increase knowledge of the shallow subsurface; our

Steeples, Don W.

2004-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

332

Chapter 13 - Commercial Building Automation  

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A Building Automation System (BAS) is a computerized, intelligent system that controls and measures lighting, climate, security, and other mechanical and electrical systems in a building. The purpose of a BAS is typically to reduce energy and maintenance costs, as well as to increase control, comfort, reliability, and ease of use for maintenance staff and tenants.

Jan Höller; Vlasios Tsiatsis; Catherine Mulligan; Stamatis Karnouskos; Stefan Avesand; David Boyle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Automated computation meets hot QCD  

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We give a short review on recent progress in the field of automated calculations in finite-temperature field theory, where integration-by-parts techniques have proven (almost) as useful as in the zero-temperature case. Furthermore, we provide one concrete example of an evaluation of a new three-loop master sum-integral that exhibits maximal divergence.

Ioan Ghisoiu; York Schroder

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

334

ALMS: Automated logic mapping system  

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ALMS is a set of design automation computer programs which accepts as input a description of a logic design, specifications of modules (e.g., chips, cards, etc.) into which the blocks of the design are to be partitioned or mapped, and some constraints ...

R. L. Russo; P. K. Wolff, Sr.

1971-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Rockwell Automation - Owens Corning Teaming Profile  

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Rockwell Automation Owens Corning Rockwell Automation Owens Corning 1201 S. Second Street 247 York Road Milwaukee, WI 53204 Guelph, Ontario N1E 3G4 Business: Industrial Automation Business: Textile / Fiber Nigel Hitchings Frank Peel Marketing Manager Electrical Support Specialist Phone: 508-357-8404 Phone: 519-823-7208 Email: nehitchings@ra.rockwell.com Email: frank.peel@owenscorning.com Owens Corning partners with Rockwell Automation to retrofit fans with VFDs, saving $67,000 annually Project Scope Owens Corning and Rockwell Automation installed Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on one 125HP cooling fan and three 40HP recirculation fans at the Owens Corning Guelph Glass Plant. The VFDs were integrated with the existing Rockwell Automation programmable automation controller to collect

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Observation of Ion Acceleration and Heating during Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma  

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Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-09CH11466. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory PPPL- 4835 PPPL- 4835 Observation of Ion Acceleration and Heating during Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma December, 2012 Jongsoo Yoo, Masaaki Yamada, HantaoJi and Clayton E. Myers Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Report Disclaimers Full Legal Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors or their employees, makes any

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Observation of Megagauss-Field Topology Changes due to Magnetic Reconnection in Laser-Produced Plasmas  

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The spatial structure and temporal evolution of megagauss magnetic fields generated by interactions of up to 4 laser beams with matter were studied with an innovative, time-gated proton radiography method that produces images of unprecedented clarity because it uses an isotropic, truly monoenergetic backlighter (14.7-MeV protons from D{sup 3}He nuclear fusion reactions). Quantitative field maps reveal precisely and directly, for the first time, changes in the magnetic topology due to reconnection in a high-energy-density plasma (n{sub e}{approx}10{sup 20}-10{sup 22} cm{sup -3}, T{sub e}{approx}1 keV)

Li, C. K.; Seguin, F. H.; Frenje, J. A.; Rygg, J. R.; Petrasso, R. D.; Town, R. P. J.; Landen, O. L.; Knauer, J. P.; Smalyuk, V. A. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)

2007-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

338

SIMULATION OF DESCENDING MULTIPLE SUPRA-ARCADE RECONNECTION OUTFLOWS IN SOLAR FLARES  

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After recent Atmospheric Imaging Assembly observations by Savage, McKenzie, and Reeves, we revisit the scenario proposed by us in previous papers. We have shown that sunward, generally dark plasma features that originated above posteruption flare arcades are consistent with a scenario where plasma voids (which we identify as supra-arcade reconnection outflows, SAROs) generate the bouncing and interfering of shocks and expansion waves upstream of an initial localized deposition of energy that is collimated in the magnetic field direction. In this paper, we analyze the multiple production and interaction of SAROs and their individual structures that make them relatively stable features while moving. We compare our results with observations and with the scenarios proposed by other authors.

Cecere, M.; Schneiter, M.; Costa, A.; Elaskar, S. [Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) (Argentina); Maglione, S. [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Rio Cuarto, Cordoba (Argentina)

2012-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

340

Modeling properties of chromospheric evaporation driven by thermal conduction fronts from reconnection shocks  

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Magnetic reconnection in the corona results in contracting flare loops, releasing energy into plasma heating and shocks. The hydrodynamic shocks so produced drive thermal conduction fronts (TCFs) which transport energy into the chromosphere and drive upflows (evaporation) and downflows (condensation) in the cooler, denser footpoint plasma. Observations have revealed that certain properties of the transition point between evaporation and condensation (the "flow reversal point" or FRP), such as temperature and velocity-temperature derivative at the FRP, vary between different flares. These properties may provide a diagnostic tool to determine parameters of the coronal energy release mechanism and the loop atmosphere. In this study, we develop a 1-D hydrodynamical flare loop model with a simplified three-region atmosphere (chromosphere/transition region/corona), with TCFs initiated by shocks introduced in the corona. We investigate the effect of two different flare loop parameters (post-shock temperature and tra...

Brannon, Sean

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-scale electric fields resulting from magnetic reconnection in the corona  

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The method of Forbes and Priest (2-D model) is applied to the large two-ribbon flare of July 29, 1973, for which both detailed H..cap alpha.. observations and magnetic data are available. For this flare the ribbons were long, nearly straight, and parallel to each other, and the 2-D model for the coronal field geometry may be adequate. The temporal profile E(t) is calculated and indicates that reconnection sets in at the beginning of the decay phase. From this time the electric field grows rapidly to a maximum value of about 2 V/cm within just a few minutes. Thereafter the decreases monotonically with time. 14 refs., 1 figs. (WRF)

Kopp, R.A.; Poletto, G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Spontaneous current-layer fragmentation and cascading reconnection in solar flares: I. Model and analysis  

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Magnetic reconnection is commonly considered as a mechanism of solar (eruptive) flares. A deeper study of this scenario reveals, however, a number of open issues. Among them is the fundamental question, how the magnetic energy is transferred from large, accumulation scales to plasma scales where its actual dissipation takes place. In order to investigate this transfer over a broad range of scales we address this question by means of high-resolution MHD simulation. The simulation results indicate, that the magnetic-energy transfer to small scales is realized via a cascade of consecutive smaller and smaller flux-ropes (plasmoids), in analogy with the vortex-tube cascade in (incompressible) fluid dynamics. Both tearing and (driven) coalescence processes are equally important for the consecutive fragmentation of the magnetic field (and associated current density) to smaller elements. At the later stages a dynamic balance between tearing and coalescence processes reveals a steady (power-law) scaling typical for ca...

Bárta, Miroslav; Karlický, Marian; Skála, Jan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Electro-optical voltage sensor head  

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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.

Woods, Gregory K. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Reconnection in orthogonally interacting vortex tubes: Direct numerical simulations and quantifications  

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The three?dimensional time evolution of two orthogonally offset cylindrical vortices of equal strength is simulated by solving the hyperviscosity?regularized incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. A Fourier pseudospectral method with a time?split integration scheme is used for the solution. Four runs with different Reynolds numbers ranging between 690–2100 are performed each with a resolution of 963 collocation points. The sequence of important physical processes and the evolution of local and global quantities such as vorticity velocity and mean?square strain rate are presented. It is found that the growth rate of the maximum vorticity is at most exponential. The Reynolds number dependence of the time scale of reconnection the vorticity growth rate and the time at which the maximum vorticity is attained are examined and differences between the present results and Saffman’s essentially two?dimensional model predictions are encountered and elucidated. The distributions of the eigenvalues ? ? ? and the corresponding eigenvectors s ? s ? s ? of the rate of strain tensor S i j are calculated at different times. It is found that as the mean?square strain rate ? increases during the evolution s ? and the vorticity vector ? are perfectly aligned and ?>0 in high ? regions. Strong temporal spatial and Reynolds number dependence of the strain fields is also seen. Evidence is presented that during reconnection the vorticity growth in newly forming bridges takes place in the vicinity of the upper stagnation line segment of the vortex dipole due to the nature of the vortex stretching term. Also examined is the initial finger formation and it is found that the initial nonuniform axial stretching and the displacement of the vortex cores due to a lift force play an important role in this process.

O. N. Boratav; R. B. Pelz; N. J. Zabusky

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Study of Driven Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma Masaaki Yamada, Hantao Ji, Scott Hsu, Troy Carter, Russell Kulsrud, Norton Bretz,  

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, a topological rearrangement of magnetic field lines 1--4 . Magnetic reconnection is considered to be a key­D) models of the evolution of force­free magnetic arcades 17;18 whose field­line feet are advected of magnetic field line reconnection is shown in Fig. 1(a), on which the 2­D theory have been based 20

346

Specimen coordinate automated measuring machine/fiducial automated measuring machine  

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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.

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

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Researchers map atomic movements that trigger voltage fade in...  

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map atomic movements that trigger voltage fade in high-energy-density batteries January 22, 2015 Voltage and capacity curves from an LMR-NMC high-energy cathode show voltage fade...

348

Property:Nominal Voltage | Open Energy Information  

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Nominal Voltage Nominal Voltage Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Nominal Voltage Property Type Number This is a property of type Number. Pages using the property "Nominal Voltage" Showing 22 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/615 kW Waukesha Packaged System + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + 240 + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + 0 + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + 4,160 + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Floyd Bennett + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Harbec Plastics + 480 +

349

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

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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.

Hawke, R.S.

1985-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

350

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

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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.

Hawke, R.S.

1987-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

351

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

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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.

Hawke, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis  

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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.

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

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

353

Constant voltage electro-slag remelting control  

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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.

Schlienger, M.E.

1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

354

Automated Export Control.PDF  

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3 3 I N S P E C T I O N R E P O R T U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS INSPECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S AUTOMATED EXPORT CONTROL SYSTEM DECEMBER 2001 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 December 7, 2001 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman /s/ Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Inspection of the Department of Energy's Automated Export Control System" BACKGROUND The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government's policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with

355

Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS)  

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Re evised June 2010 Re evised June 2010 Autom The Depa Transport an integra system al outbound air. Its ea 1989 DOE significant operationa commerce electronic rates, pre transporta users eva shipments opportunit logistics im ATMS is i radioactiv shipments System ATMS is a activities p packaging including materials. common s lading, fre * W * C S * A * H * E * * O 0 mated T artment of Ene tation Manage ated web-base lowing users freight shipm arly developm E Inspector G t opportunitie al efficiency t e. Today's sy cally prepare s pare shipping ation bills befo aluate carrier s, and use co ties for system mprovements ts capability t ve and other h s in a comple Modules a modular sys performed by g and transpo radioactive a . Its modules shipment info eight bills, rate System Web Applic Carrier Eval Selection Automated

356

Automated Demand Response and Commissioning  

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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.

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

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Voltage Solid...  

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High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...

358

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 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

359

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...

360

Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based...  

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Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based on Theory Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based on Theory 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

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Optimal Voltage Control of the Southern Norwegian Power Grid.  

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??This thesis contains the synthesis, analysis and simulation results of an automatic optimal voltage controller for the Southern Norwegian power grid. Currently the high voltage… (more)

Hannisdal, Erik Lundegaard

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

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...

363

High voltage overhead long transmission line design and fault analysis.  

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??The goal of this project is to design a reliable high voltage overhead long transmission line that satisfies specific design criteria including voltage regulation, efficiency,… (more)

Elzain, Mohamed Ali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

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 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMATION #12;2 Abstract TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Automation Degree Program Institute of Automation and Control Viinikkala, Mika: Integration of automation design

365

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

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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.

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

366

Definition: Distribution Automation Communications Network | Open Energy  

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Automation Communications Network Automation Communications Network Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation Communications Network A communications network or networks designed to deliver control signals and information between distribution automation devices, and between these devices and utility grid control systems. These networks can utilize wired or wireless connections, and can be utility-owned or provided as services by a third party.[1] Related Terms distribution automation References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation_communications_network [[C LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ategory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid, Retrieved from

367

Mobile home automation: merging mobile value added services and home automation technologies  

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In this paper we study mobile home automation, a field that emerges from an integration of mobile application platforms and home automation technologies. We motivate our research and provide ... options of how he...

Goetz Botterweck; J. Felix Hampe…

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Automated Surface Observing System: Standby Power Options  

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Automated Automated Surface Observing System Standby Options Power Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) General System Description * Self contained group of sensors and data gathering equipment that produces an automated weather observation * Weather observations support aviation, climate data, non government weather operations, public consumption, etc. * Initial deployment began in 1991 and continued through 1997 * Located at 884 sites nationwide, normally at airports * System has two distinct subsystems: Field installed equipment (DCP & Sensor Group) and an indoor processor (ACU) with peripherals * Separate facility power for DCP & Sensors and ACU 1 * measure and collect data * Located on the airport * back up group for 10 minutes * Currently pl

369

An Automated Raman Device for Gout Diagnosis  

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This study reports an automated Raman device to identify crystals in synovial aspirates from patients with gout symptoms. Combined with sample preparation, the device could diagnose...

Li, Bolan

370

Distributed Automated Demand Response - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Transmission Find More Like This Return to Search Distributed Automated Demand Response Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Contact LLNL About This Technology...

371

Substation automation gains momentum with modern options  

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This paper discusses issues associated with utility substation automation. Monitoring equipment for monitoring power flow, quality, and harmonics for three substations simultaneously is described.

Beaty, W.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Automated Logic Restructuring with aSPFDs  

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This chapter presents a comprehensive methodology to automate logic restructuring in combinational and sequential circuits. This technique algorithmically constructs the required transformation by utilizing a ...

Yu-Shen Yang; Subarna Sinha; Andreas Veneris…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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...

374

Recommendation 207 : Automate the Stewardship Verification Process...  

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recommends exploring ways to automate the stewardship tracking process and establish a web-based solution for managing long-term stewardship information for the Oak Ridge...

375

Chapter 38, Design Automation for Microelectronics, Springer Handbook of Automation Deming Chen  

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Chapter 38, Design Automation for Microelectronics, Springer Handbook of Automation Deming Chen of hardware and software systems in the past several decades. CAD techniques are the key driving forces behind techniques. In this chapter we will introduce the fundamentals of design automation as an engineering field

Chen, Deming

376

Automating Logical Preservation for Small Institutions with Hoppla  

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Automating Logical Preservation for Small Institutions with Hoppla Stephan Strodl, Petar Petrov and outsources digital preservation expertise. This paper presents the automated logical preservation process of automating logical preservation by outsourcing expertise. 1 Introduction Digital information form essential

377

Distribution System Voltage Performance Analysis for High-Penetration Photovoltaics  

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

Liu, E.; Bebic, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Automated Critical Peak Pricing Field Tests: 2006 Pilot Program Description and Results  

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Target Hayward Software client Automated Logic TargetAntioch Automated Logic Target Bakersfield Software client

Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0)  

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

Piette, Mary Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing Technologies and Demonstration  

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

Ghatikar, Girish

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Automation : Smart home technology and template house design.  

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??In this thesis, home automation’s general knowledge, technology information and each component will be introduced to the reader in the first half of the whole… (more)

Zheng, Zeya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple...  

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5: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-205: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Java Multiple Vulnerabilities July 29, 2013...

383

U-047: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users...  

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7: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code U-047: Siemens Automation License Manager Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service or...

384

Appropriate automation of rail signalling systems: a human factors study.  

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??This thesis examines the effect of automation in the rail signalling environment. The level of automation in a system can be described as ranging along… (more)

Balfe, Nora

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Automation of amperometric titrations with rotating platinum electrodes  

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Automation of amperometric titrations with rotating platinum electrodes ... A modification of an earlier described apparatus allows for the automation of amperometric titrations with rotating platinum electrodes. ...

Eugene D. Olsen; Roger D. Walton

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

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

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32: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities V-132: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities April 12, 2013 -...

387

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...

388

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...

389

Physical simulation study of dynamic voltage instability  

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This paper presents a physical simulation of the dynamic behavior of voltage instability in an interconnected multimachine environment. The dynamic evolving process leading to eventual voltage collapse, the scenario of the progressive reactive support reduction resulting from the MXL protection relays, the OLTC operation, and the effect of switched-in capacitor banks are examined using physical facilities in the laboratory. The physical simulation results are also compared with digital simulation results. This physical investigation provides a reliable foundation for the effective development of assessment approaches and countermeasures.

Tso, S.K.; Zhu, T.X. [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Zeng, Q.Y. [Electric Power Research Inst., Beijing (China); Lo, K.L. [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

Windsock memory conditioned RAM (Co-Ram) pressure effect: forced reconnection in the Earth's magnetotail  

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Magnetic reconnection (MR) is a key physical concept explaining the addition of magnetic flux to the magnetotail and closed flux lines back-motion to the dayside magnetosphere. This scenario elaborated by \\citet{dung63}, can explain many aspects of solar wind-magnetosphere interaction processes, including substorms. However, neither the Dungey model nor its numerous modifications were able to explain fully the onset conditions for MR in the tail. In this paper, we introduce new onset conditions for forced MR in the tail. We call our scenario the "windsock memory conditioned ram pressure effect". Our non-flux-transfer associated forcing is introduced by a combination of large-scale windsock motions exhibiting memory effects and solar wind dynamic pressure actions on the nightside magnetopause during northward oriented IMF. Using global MHD GUMICS-4 simulation results, upstream data from WIND, magnetosheath data from Cluster-1 and distant-tail data from the two-probe ARTEMIS mission, we show that the simultaneo...

Vörös, Z; Khodachenko, M; Honkonen, I; Janhunen, P; Palmroth, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Parallel electric fields in a simulation of magnetotail reconnection and plasmoid evolution  

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We investigate properties of the electric field component parallel to the magnetic field (E/sub /parallel//) in a three-dimensional MHD simulation of plasmoid formation and evolution in the magnetotail in the presence of a net dawn-dusk magnetic field component. We emphasize particularly the spatial location of E/sub /parallel//, the concept of a diffusion zone and the role of E/sub /parallel// in accelerating electrons. We find a localization of the region of enhanced E/sub /parallel// in all space directions with a strong concentration in the z direction. We identify this region as the diffusion zone, which plays a crucial role in reconnection theory through the local break-down of magnetic flux conservation. The presence of B/sub y/ implies a north-south asymmetry of the injection of accelerated particles into the near-earth region, if the net B/sub y/ field is strong enough to force particles to follow field lines through the diffusion region. We estimate that for a typical net B/sub y/ field this should affect the injection of electrons into the near-earth dawn region, so that precipitation into the northern (southern) hemisphere should dominate for duskward (dawnward) net B/sub y/. In addition, we observe a spatial clottiness of the expected injection of adiabatic particles which could be related to the appearance bright spots in auroras. 12 refs., 9 figs.

Hesse, M.; Birn, J.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

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

393

Atlas Sodium Automated Batch Synthesis System  

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Atlas Sodium Automated Batch Synthesis System (Syrris) June 2013 #12;Introduction to the system · The Atlas Sodium system consists of an Atlas base equipped with a 400ºC hotplate, a stacking dry bath systemL) for automated addition and/or removal of solution. · The system is computer controlled by the Atlas software

Subramanian, Venkat

394

PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process  

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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 process, follow the menu navigation below: Home > Employee Change Request (ECR) > Use > ECR Create

Huang, Jianyu

395

PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process  

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process Revise Existing SWB May 2011 #12;Processing a Short Work Break Date Revision ECR Search Page To process a Short Work Break Date revision using the automated ECR process, follow the menu navigation below: Home > Employee Change Request (ECR) > Use > ECR Create

Huang, Jianyu

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process  

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process Employee Work Hours Change (Temporary Basis) May 2012 #12 Documentation May, 2012 When the Originator is ready to create an Hours Change Request using the automated ECR the instructions below: - Home > Employee Change Request (ECR) > Use > ECR Create · If you know the Name or Eagle

Huang, Jianyu

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process  

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process Long Term Disability May 2011 #12;Processing a Long Term Disability LTD ECR Search Page To process an LTD transaction using the automated ECR process, follow the menu navigation below: Home > Employee Change Request (ECR) > Use > ECR Create 2 · If you know the Name or Eagle

Huang, Jianyu

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process  

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PeopleSoft HR ECR Automation Process Leave of Absence May 2012 #12;2 Table of Contents Create the Originator is ready to create a Leave of Absence using the automated ECR process, he/she will follow the menu navigation below to access the employee search page and then use the instructions below: - Home > Employee

Huang, Jianyu

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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

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D Riso-R-429 Automated Uranium  

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routinely used analytical techniques for uranium determina- tions in geological samples, fissionCM 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

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Optimization of automation: I. Estimation method of cognitive automation rates reflecting the effects of automation on human operators in nuclear power plants  

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Abstract Since automation was introduced in various industrial fields, the concept of the automation rate has been used to indicate the inclusion proportion of automation among all work processes or facilities. Expressions of the inclusion proportion of automation are predictable, as is the ability to express the degree of the enhancement of human performance. However, many researchers have found that a high automation rate does not guarantee high performance. Therefore, to reflect the effects of automation on human performance, this paper proposes a new estimation method of the automation rate that considers the effects of automation on human operators in nuclear power plants (NPPs). Automation in \\{NPPs\\} can be divided into two types: system automation and cognitive automation. Some general descriptions and characteristics of each type of automation are provided, and the advantages of automation are investigated. The advantages of each type of automation are used as measures of the estimation method of the automation rate. One advantage was found to be a reduction in the number of tasks, and another was a reduction in human cognitive task loads. The system and the cognitive automation rate were proposed as quantitative measures by taking advantage of the aforementioned benefits. To quantify the required human cognitive task loads and thus suggest the cognitive automation rate, Conant’s information-theory-based model was applied. The validity of the suggested method, especially as regards the cognitive automation rate, was proven by conducting experiments. The result showed that a decreased rate of the operator working time was significantly related to the cognitive automation rate and that the calculation of the cognitive task load was useful as a measure of the cognitive automation rate.

Seung Min Lee; Jong Hyun Kim; Poong Hyun Seong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Automation Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Inc Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Automation Inc Place Albuquerque, New Mexico Zip NM 8110 Product Produces manufacturing equipment for PV cells. References Solar Automation Inc[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Solar Automation Inc is a company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico . References ↑ "Solar Automation Inc" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Solar_Automation_Inc&oldid=351247" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties About us Disclaimers Energy blogs Linked Data Developer services

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Substation automation -- a ``bottoms up`` approach  

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The proliferation of multi-purpose intelligent electronic devices in substations brought the availability of abundant and often overlapping data at the substation. This data can be used for improving the operation and maintenance of the substations and the entire power system. The objective of substation automation is to use technology to gather, consolidate and utilize this data for increasing the efficiency of power system operation and maintenance. Often automation functions are developed and offered around the capabilities of the preferred hardware and software of the integrator. Emphasis is placed on hardware, software and communication protocols rather than need, methodology and application. This can result in over-automation with complex, expensive and ineffective systems, or under-automation that fails to achieve the user`s objectives. The objective is to select appropriate hardware, software and methodology to build the most cost effective system to get the desired results. This paper describes steps to ensure the successful implementation of substation automation.

Thomas, J. [General Electric, Malvern, PA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response  

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

Methodology Methodology Results Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Chris Strasburg, Josh Adams Ames Laboratory, US DOE cstras@ameslab.gov, jadams@ameslab.gov The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 1 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results Outline 1 Introduction About Ames Laboratory Motivation 2 Methodology Data Classifiers Experiments 3 Results The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 2 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results About Ames Laboratory Motivation Ames Physical Environment The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 3 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results About Ames Laboratory Motivation Ames Network Environment The Ames Laboratory, US DOE 4 Dynamic Whitelist Generation for Automated Response Introduction Methodology Results About Ames

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

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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- 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

Ji, Hantao

407

Electro-optic high voltage sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

AUTOMATING GROUNDWATER SAMPLING AT HANFORD  

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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).

CONNELL CW; HILDEBRAND RD; CONLEY SF; CUNNINGHAM DE

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

409

Automated cleaning of electronic components  

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Environmental and operator safety concerns are leading to the elimination of trichloroethylene and chlorofluorocarbon solvents in cleaning processes that remove rosin flux, organic and inorganic contamination, and particulates from electronic components. Present processes depend heavily on these solvents for manual spray cleaning of small components and subassemblies. Use of alternative solvent systems can lead to longer processing times and reduced quality. Automated spray cleaning can improve the quality of the cleaning process, thus enabling the productive use of environmentally conscious materials, while minimizing personnel exposure to hazardous materials. We describe the development of a prototype robotic system for cleaning electronic components in a spray cleaning workcell. An important feature of the prototype system is the capability to generate the robot paths and motions automatically from the CAD models of the part to be cleaned, and to embed cleaning process knowledge into the automatically programmed operations.

Drotning, W.; Meirans, L.; Wapman, W.; Hwang, Y.; Koenig, L.; Petterson, B.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Distribution System Voltage Regulation by Distributed Energy Resources  

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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.

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study  

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A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study Benjamin Bertran, Charles Consel INRIA the requirements of home automation; we present the resulting architecture of a home automation system; and, we to tackle the challenges of the home automation domain. In this paper we present an approach and a platform

Boyer, Edmond

412

Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing (Fact Sheet)  

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

Harrison, K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Barriers in the transition to global chaos in collisionless magnetic reconnection. I. Ridges of the finite time Lyapunov exponent field  

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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.

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

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Automated Data Quality Analysis Research and Development  

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

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

j5 DNA Assembly Design Automation Software  

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j5 DNA Assembly Design Automation Software ... Here, we report the development and deployment of a web-based software tool, j5, which automates the design of scar-less multipart DNA assembly protocols including SLIC, Gibson, CPEC, and Golden Gate. ... The key innovations of the j5 design process include cost optimization, leveraging DNA synthesis when cost-effective to do so, the enforcement of design specification rules, hierarchical assembly strategies to mitigate likely assembly errors, and the instruction of manual or automated construction of scar-less combinatorial DNA libraries. ...

Nathan J. Hillson; Rafael D. Rosengarten; Jay D. Keasling

2011-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

416

Modular design for increasing assembly automation  

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Abstract Modular design can address the need for a high number of product variants and further allow a higher degree of automation in the assembly line. A framework is developed for the simultaneous modular product design and the design of automated manufacturing system. Product designs are optimized for automation using Design Structure Matrix and Modular Function Deployment. Alternative production systems are designed and accessed based on the analysis of assembly steps hierarchically. The implementation of the framework on the design of a production system for furniture assembly, able to handle multiple variants with a large number of components, is demonstrated.

Konstantinos Salonitis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

AUTOMATION IN THE MEAT INDUSTRY | Slaughter Line Operation  

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Abstract The strongest incentives for the slaughter industry to adopt automation technology relate to the drive for improved productivity through reduced labor. Automation in the pig slaughter industry has mainly been adopted in regions with high labor costs such as Northern Europe. In New Zealand, the lamb slaughter industry has been progressive in developing and using automation to automate the slaughter process. Automation in beef slaughter is limited because of the complexity associated with handling of the biological variation. Barriers for slaughter line automation include the high cost and complexity associated with the development of slaughter automation technology, combined with limited market size.

J.U. Nielsen; N.T. Madsen; R. Clarke

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement  

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

E E R R A N E V A D A R E G I O N Sacramento Area Voltage Support DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT DOE/EIS-0323 NOVEMBER 2002 COVER SHEET Title: Sacramento Area Voltage Support Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Lead Agency: Western Area Power Administration (Western) Location: Alameda, Contra Costa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Sutter Counties, State of California. EIS Number: DOE/EIS-0323 Contact: Ms. Loreen McMahon, Environmental Project Manager Western Area Power Administration Sierra Nevada Region 114 Parkshore Drive Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 353-4460 (916) 985-1936 fax email: mcmahon@wapa.gov Website: Information is also available on our website: www.wapa.gov Hotline: 1-877-913-4440 (toll-free) Abstract The Western Area Power Administration's Central Valley Project transmission system forms an integral part of

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High voltage electric substation performance in earthquakes  

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This paper examines the performance of several types of high voltage substation equipment in past earthquakes. Damage data is provided in chart form. This data is then developed into a tool for estimating the performance of a substation subjected to an earthquake. First, suggests are made about the development of equipment class fragility curves that represent the expected earthquake performance of different voltages and types of equipment. Second, suggestions are made about how damage to individual pieces of equipment at a substation likely affects the post-earthquake performance of the substation as a whole. Finally, estimates are provided as to how quickly a substation, at various levels of damage, can be restored to operational service after the earthquake.

Eidinger, J. [G and E Engineering Systems, Oakland, CA (United States); Ostrom, D. [Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States); Matsuda, E. [Pacific Gas and Electric, San Francisco, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

420

Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for Transmission Voltage  

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Within a collaboration of American Superconductor, Siemens, Nexans and Southern California Edison one electrical phase of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter for the 115 kV transmission voltage level has been designed and manufactured. The active part of the limiter consists of 63 bifilar coils made of 12 mm wide steel-stabilized YBCO conductor and is housed in a cryostat operated at 5 bar and 74 K. The first phase was completely assembled and successfully subjected to power switching tests and high voltage tests. The basic design of the system and the test results are reported. The work was funded in part by US-DOE under Contract Number DE-FC26-07NT43243.

Hans-Peter Kraemer; Wolfgang Schmidt; Hong Cai; Bruce Gamble; David Madura; Tim MacDonald; Joe McNamara; Walther Romanosky; Greg Snitchler; Nicolas Lallouet; Frank Schmidt; Syed Ahmed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Electrical system architecture having high voltage bus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

422

Low Voltage White Phosphorescent OLED Achievements  

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

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.

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Level of Automation Effects on Situation Awareness and Functional Specificity in Automation Reliance.  

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??This thesis investigates the relationships between performance, workload, and situation awareness at varying levels of automation. The relationships observed in this study are compared to… (more)

Smith, Adam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Classification of Voltage Sags Based on MPCA Models  

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In this paper, we introduce a new framework for classification of short duration voltage reductions in the area of Power Quality Monitoring using Multiway Principal Component Analysis (MPCA). Firstly, we recast the sags occurred in High Voltage (HV) ...

Abbas Khosravi; Joaquim Melendez; Joan Colomer

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A BIST Technique for RF Voltage-Controlled Oscillators  

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A built-in self-test (BIST) architecture is proposed for voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) operating at multigigahertz frequencies. By utilizing a frequency divider and a frequency-to-voltage converter (FVC), the output frequency and tuning range ...

Hsieh-Hung Hsieh; Yen-Chih Huang; Liang-Hung Lu; Guo-Wei Huang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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

Shankar, Asit

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

427

Electro-optic voltage sensor head  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

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

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Nickel-hydrogen voltage-efficiency model  

SciTech Connect

A model for providing voltage vs. current relationships and coulombic efficiency has been developed applicable to Nickel-Hydrogen (NiH{sub 2}) batteries. The performance relationships can be used directly in dynamic electrical energy storage system models or customized by predicting the particular case of voltage as a function of applied current. The algorithm utilizes electrochemical models for competing cell reactions: a single Butler-Volmer equation for the main NiH{sub 2} reaction, and a Tafel relationship for oxygen generation. For the main NiH{sub 2} reaction, the dependence on state-of-charge is introduced via a Nerstian term containing concentrations of active materials present. Oxygen recombination and self-discharge are modeled as first order reactions. Model parameters are determined by a modified Marquardt algorithm to provide a best-fit of both voltage and pressure data to the physical model. The data fit is from electrical characterization tests which may include capacity measurements or repeated electrical cycling at specified depths-of-discharge or with particular regimens. It has been found that test performance data covering a wide domain of the independent variables (temperature, current, and state-of-charge) will produce a well-behaved model.

Hafen, D.P.; Armantrout, J.D. [Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, CA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

429

Definition: Distribution Automation | Open Energy Information  

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Automation Automation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation DA is a family of technologies including sensors, processors, communication networks, and switches that can perform a number of distribution system functions depending on how they are implemented. Over the last 20 years, utilities have been applying DA to improve reliability, service quality and operational efficiency. More recently, DA is being applied to perform automatic switching, reactive power compensation coordination, or other feeder operations/control.[1] Related Terms sustainability, smart grid References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You and one other like this.One person likes this. Sign Up to see what your friends like.

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Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

431

LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system  

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LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system LANL to certify automated influenza surveillance system A compact automated system for surveillance and screening of potential pandemic strains of influenza and other deadly infectious diseases is a step closer to reality. January 31, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

432

Automated visual inspection of rolled metal surfaces  

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A prototype for an automated visual on-line metal strip inspection system is described. The system is capable of both detecting and classifying surface defects in copper alloy strips, and it has been installed...

Timo Piironen; Olli Silven; Matti Pietikäinen…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Automated intrusion recovery for web applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this dissertation, we develop recovery techniques for web applications and demonstrate that automated recovery from intrusions and user mistakes is practical as well as effective. Web applications play a critical role ...

Chandra, Ramesh, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Preface: Cognitive Engineering in Automated Systems Design  

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Preface: Cognitive Engineering in Automated Systems Design This special issue was motivated by an apparent paucity of research on applications of cognitive engineering principles in the design of complex systems including mainte- nance, manufacturing, and transportation systems. Cognitive engineering

Kaber, David B.

435

Honeywell modular automation system computer software documentation  

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This document provides a Computer Software Docuemntation for a new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) being installed in the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This system will be used to control new thermal stabilization furnaces in HA-21I.

Cunningham, L.T.

1997-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

436

ZigBee Smart Home Automation Systems  

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This chapter summarizes a completed UK government funded project, the indeedNET ZigBee home automation system, which heralds a milestone in the ... energy saving devices with the potential to help home owners and...

Shuang-Hua Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Graphic update of automated logic diagrams  

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The Automated Logic Diagram, or ALD, is a well defined document prepared by engineers to specify the design of a machine. 1 The document is coded for computer input by highly trained transcription personnel. Changes or corrections ...

Richard J. Uhlik

1968-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Mirle Automation Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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Mirle Automation Corporation Mirle Automation Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Mirle Automation Corporation Place Hsinchu, Taiwan Zip 30077 Sector Solar Product A Taiwan-based automation system integrators and related product manufacturers who have entered thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment business. Coordinates 24.69389°, 121.148064° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":24.69389,"lon":121.148064,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

439

Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building  

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

Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building Management System Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) Building Management System The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into distributed intelligent-automated demand response (DIADR) building management systems. Project Description This project aims to develop a DIADR building management system with intelligent optimization and control algorithms for demand management, taking into account a multitude of factors affecting cost including: Comfort Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) Lighting Other building systems Climate Usage and occupancy patterns. The key challenge is to provide the demand response the ability to address more and more complex building systems that include a variety of loads,

440

Design automation for microfluidics-based biochips  

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Advances in microfluidics technology offer exciting possibilities in the realm of enzymatic analysis, DNA analysis, proteomic analysis involving proteins and peptides, immunoassays, implantable drug delivery devices, and environmental toxicity monitoring. ... Keywords: Microfluidics, biochips, design automation

Krishnendu Chakrabarty; Jun Zeng

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Analysis and design of an electronic voltage ratchet  

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and decay. Impulse voltages are produced through the discharging of 0, capacitor into a shaping network consisting of resistors and a. capacitor as is shown in Figure 2. 9. The operation of the impulse generator is as follows. Capacitor Ci is charged from... voltage shaping network. as possible in order to reduce oscillations in the wavefront and wavetail portions of the impulse voltage [1). The impulse voltage generator requires a, highly charged capacitor or bank of capacitors. Capacitors may be charged...

Menendez, Jorge Carlos

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

442

Automating Logic Rectification by Approximate SPFDs  

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In the digital VLSI cycle, a netlist is often modified to correct design errors, perform small specification changes or implement incremental rewiring-based optimization operations. Most existing automated logic rectification tools use a small set of ... Keywords: SAT-based algorithm, approximate SPFD, digital VLSI cycle, design errors, incremental rewiring-based optimization operations, automated logic rectification tools, predefined logic transformations, memory/time explosion problem

Yu-Shen Yang; S. Sinha; A. Veneris; R. K. Brayton

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

LM2907LM2917FrequencytoVoltageConverter February 1995  

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TL H 7942 LM2907LM2917FrequencytoVoltageConverter February 1995 LM2907 LM2917 Frequency to Voltage Converter General Description The LM2907 LM2917 series are monolithic frequency to voltage converters doubling for low ripple full input protection in two versions (LM2907-8 LM2917-8) and its output swings

Wedeward, Kevin

444

Low voltage vertical recording preamplifier for hard disk drives  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Input drivers of the preamplifier along with the decoupling caps and parasitics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 Voltage bias voltage sensing scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Current bias current... sensing scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 5 Current bias scheme which common mode sense voltage to DE . . . . 10 6 Decoupling the inputs of the differential pair using feedback . . . . . 11 7 Barkhausen noise...

Mellachervu, Ramachandra Murthy

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

445

The Matrix Converter Drive Performance Under Abnormal Input Voltage Conditions  

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that generates variable magnitude variable frequency output voltage from the ac utility line. It has high power voltage disturbance related performance issues of the MC drive. Since the MC is a direct frequencyThe Matrix Converter Drive Performance Under Abnormal Input Voltage Conditions Jun-Koo Kang

Hava, Ahmet

446

Analysis of Open Automated Demand Response Deployments in California and Guidelines to Transition to Industry Standards  

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to  Automated  Demand   Response  and  the  OpenADR  ®  Automated  Demand  Response  Program.   https://Data  for  Automated  Demand  Response  in  Commercial  

Ghatikar, Girish

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Open Automated Demand Response Technologies for Dynamic Pricing and Smart Grid  

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for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings. ” In2010. “Open Automated Demand Response Dynamic Pricing2009. “Open Automated Demand Response Communications

Ghatikar, Girish

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Explorations of Space-Charge Limits in Parallel-Plate Diodes and Associated Techniques for Automation  

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and Associated Techniques for Automation by Benjamin Ragan-and Associated Techniques for Automation Copyright 2013 byand Associated Techniques for Automation by Benjamin Ragan-

Ragan-Kelley, Benjamin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Demonstration of Datacenter Automation Software and Hardware (DASH) at the California Franchise Tax Board  

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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

Bell, Geoffrey C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Automation for on-line remote-control in-situ electron microscopy  

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Pfefferkorn Conference (1996) Automation for On-Line Remote-Pfefferkorn Conference (1996) Automation for On-Line Remote-by incorporating local automation of stage control and

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Automated Demand Response Technologies and Demonstration in New York City using OpenADR  

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EMCS Vendor and Product Automated Logic Control RemoteBuildings Integrator, Automated Logic Corporation’s WebCTRLIntegrator (EBI), Automated Logic Corporation’s WebCTRL® ,

Kim, Joyce Jihyun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Voltage-dependent calcium channels and currents in native neurons and other cells have been divided into high voltage  

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Voltage-dependent calcium channels and currents in native neurons and other cells have been divided than one subtype of channel. A new subfamily of voltage-dependent calcium channel á1 subunit genes. 1999), having four domains, each with a voltage sensor and a pore-forming P loop. However

Dolphin, Annette C.

453

Large Pond stocked with Bass Fenced in Swimming Pool and Hot Tub University of Tennessee Alumni RECONNECT Fun Day at New Caney, Texas May 4, 2013  

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Large Pond stocked with Bass Fenced in Swimming Pool and Hot Tub University of Tennessee Alumni RECONNECT Family Fun Day!! AT THE ALLISONKREWE RANCH DISC GOLF, VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL SWIMMING POOL, FISHING POND HORSESHOES, POOL TABLE, AIR HOCKEY LADDER BALL, BAG TOSS, YARD DARTS MODEL ROCKETRY, OR JUST

Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

454

Capacitively coupled RF voltage probe having optimized flux linkage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An RF sensor having a novel current sensing probe and a voltage sensing probe to measure voltage and current. The current sensor is disposed in a transmission line to link all of the flux generated by the flowing current in order to obtain an accurate measurement. The voltage sensor is a flat plate which operates as a capacitive plate to sense voltage on a center conductor of the transmission line, in which the measured voltage is obtained across a resistance leg of a R-C differentiator circuit formed by the characteristic impedance of a connecting transmission line and a capacitance of the plate, which is positioned proximal to the center conductor.

Moore, James A. (Powell, TN); Sparks, Dennis O. (Maryville, TN)

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

455

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

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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.

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

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

456

Transient recovery voltage considerations in the application of medium voltage circuit breakers  

SciTech Connect

Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers can fail to interrupt 3-phase fault currents when power systems have Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) characteristics which exceed the rating of the circuit breaker. This paper examines the application of 13.8kV generation and load switchgear for an oil refinery in which circuit parameters as originally designed would have exceeded the 13.8kV circuit breakers TRV ratings had corrective measures not been taken. This paper illustrates this case and discusses the basis of TRV, how TRV is assessed, and alternative actions taken to bring circuits to within the 13.8 kV circuit breaker ratings.

Swindler, D.L.; Schwartz, P.; Hamer, P.S.; Lambert, S.R.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

457

Automated diagnostics scoping study. Final report  

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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.

Quadrel, R.W.; Lash, T.A.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Kirchhoff voltage law corrected for radiating circuits  

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When a circular loop composed by a RLC is put to oscillate, the oscillation will eventually vanish in an exponentially decaying current, even considering superconducting wires, due to the emission of electric and magnetic dipole radiation. In this work we propose a modification on the Kirchhoff voltage law by adding the radiative contributions to the energy loss as an effective resistance, whose value is relatively small when compared to typical resistance value, but fundamental to describe correctly real circuits. We have also analysed the change in the pattern of the radiation spectra emitted by the circuit as we vary both the effective and electrical resistance.

Lara, Vitor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

A High Voltage Direct Current Generator  

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When powdered materials are blown through metal tubes by means of compressed air considerable quantities of electricity are produced by contact electrification. It was found that 6×10-5 coulombs could be produced per gram of diatomaceous earth, a form of silica, blown through a short length of copper tube. A generator of extremely high voltage is proposed, and a small scale model of such a generator is described, by means of which currents of 8×10-5 amperes at 260 kilovolts were generated.

Richard E. Vollrath

1932-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control  

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

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications More Documents & Publications DOE/OE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Control Systems Security Standards: Accomplishments And Impacts

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461

Safe epoxy encapsulant for high voltage magnetics  

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This paper describes the use of Formula 456, an aliphatic amine cured epoxy for impregnating coils and high voltage transformers. Sandia has evaluated a number of MDA-free epoxy encapsulants which relied on either anhydride or other aromatic amine curing agents. The use of aliphatic amine curing agents was more recently evaluated and has resulted in the definition of Formula 456 resin. Methylene dianiline (MDA) has been used for more than 20 years as the curing agent for various epoxy formulations throughout the Department of Energy and much of industry. Sandia National Laboratories began the process of replacing MDA with other formulations because of regulations imposed by OSHA on the use of MDA. OSHA has regulated MDA because it is a suspect carcinogen. Typically the elimination of OSHA-regulated materials provides a rare opportunity to qualify new formulations in a range of demanding applications. It was important to take full advantage of that opportunity, although the associated materials qualification effort was costly. Small high voltage transformers are one of those demanding applications. The successful implementation of the new formulation for high reliability transformers will be described. The test results that demonstrate the parts are qualified for use in DOE weapon systems will be presented.

Sanchez, R.O.; Archer, W.E.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Accelerator System Development at High Voltage Engineering  

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Throughout the years, HVE has continuously extended the capabilities of its accelerator systems to meet the rising demands from a diverse field of applications, among which are deep level ion implantation, micro-machining, neutron production for biomedical research, isotope production or accelerator mass spectrometry. Characteristic for HVE accelerators is the coaxial construction of the all solid state power supply around the acceleration tubes. With the use of solid state technology, the accelerators feature high stability and very low ripple. Terminal voltages range from 1 to 6 MV for HVE Singletrons and Tandetrons. The high-current versions of these accelerators can provide ion beams with powers of several kW. In the last years, several systems have been built with terminal voltages of 1.25 MV, 2 MV and 5 MV. Recently, the first system based on a 6 MV Tandetron has passed the factory tests. In this paper we describe the characteristics of the HVE accelerator systems and present as example recent systems.

Klein, M. G.; Gottdang, A.; Haitsma, R. G.; Mous, D. J. W. [High Voltage Engineering Europa B.V., P.O. Box 99, Amersfoort 3800 AB (Netherlands)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

463

Low voltage operation of plasma focus  

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Plasma foci of compact sizes and operating with low energies (from tens of joules to few hundred joules) have found application in recent years and have attracted plasma-physics scientists and engineers for research in this direction. We are presenting a low energy and miniature plasma focus which operates from a capacitor bank of 8.4 ? ? F capacity charged at 4.2–4.3 kV and delivering approximately 52 kA peak current at approximately 60 nH calculated circuit inductance. The total circuit inductance includes the plasma focusinductance. The reported plasma focus operates at the lowest voltage among all reported plasma foci so far. Moreover the cost of capacitor bank used for plasma focus is nearly 20 U.S. dollars making it very cheap. At low voltage operation of plasma focus the initial breakdown mechanism becomes important for operation of plasma focus. The quartz glass tube is used as insulator and breakdown initiation is done on its surface. The total energy of the plasma focus is approximately 75 J. The plasma focus system is made compact and the switching of capacitor bank energy is done by manual operating switch. The focus is operated with hydrogen and deuterium filled at 1–2 mbar.

Rohit Shukla; S. K. Sharma; P. Banerjee; R. Das; P. Deb; T. Prabahar; B. K. Das; B. Adhikary; A. Shyam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

n-Tiered Test Automation Architecture for Agile Software Systems  

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Abstract This paper introduces a multi-tiered test automation architecture to optimize test automation in an Agile software development environment while increasing both the test coverage and depth of each tier. Test Automation is the act of converting manual test cases into automated scripts that can be executed autonomously. In general, testing accounts for roughly 60% of the overall development budget and approximately 50% of that is attributed to regression testing. In recent years software organizations have begun migrating to Agile software development practices and automated testing in hopes of reducing the cost, lengthy regression cycles, and time to market. Traditionally, test automation is conducted on stable, non-changing applications. In an Agile environment where the code constantly changes, automated test cases become obsolete and must constantly be refactored in order to provide meaningful feedback about the system's quality. In most instances the cost of maintenance of automated test code completely overshadows the entire automation effort and negates any possible Return on Investment (RoI). An n-Tiered Test Automation Architecture seeks to retain the RoI by abstracting the automation project into separate distinct tiers; Presentation, Business, Data, and Services. These abstractions allow automated testing to continue providing feedback despite the constant revision of the system. A case study was conducted using this method and the observations showed that the automation architecture was resilient to change while increasing the test coverage, the depth of testing, and the overall quality of the application under test.

Patrick Day

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Field Testing of Automated Demand Response for Integration of Renewable Resources in California's Ancillary Services Market for Regulation Products  

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Controls ° Larry Bacher, Automated Logic Corporation ° Louiscontrolled from a central Automated Logic Corporation energy

Kiliccote, Sila

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

AIS Automation Dresden | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AIS Automation Dresden AIS Automation Dresden Jump to: navigation, search Name AIS Automation Dresden Place Dresden, Germany Zip D-01237 Product Provides software for industrial process control for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. Coordinates 51.053645°, 13.740815° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.053645,"lon":13.740815,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

467

Analysis of Open Automated Demand Response Deployments in California  

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LBNL-6560E Analysis of Open Automated Demand Response Deployments in California and Guidelines The work described in this report was coordinated by the Demand Response Research. #12; #12;Abstract This report reviews the Open Automated Demand Response

468

Automated Demand Response Strategies and Commissioning Commercial Building Controls  

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4 9 . Piette et at Automated Demand Response Strategies andDynamic Controls for Demand Response in New and ExistingFully Automated Demand Response Tests in Large Facilities"

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Petri Net Based Research of Home Automation Communication Protocol  

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The popularity of home automation has been increasing greatly in recent years. ... distributed, uncertain or randomized protocol model) of home automation, many questions concerned. For instance, is ... net to de...

Guangxuan Chen; Yanhui Du; Panke Qin; Jin Du…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

A framework for interactive end-user web automation.  

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??This research investigates the feasibility and usefulness of a Web-based model for end-user Web automation. The aim is to empower end users to automate their… (more)

Eliwa, Essam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2011 Nanoparticle Reactor Automation  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2011 Nanoparticle Reactor Automation Overview would be fully automated and able to run overnight. The team was also asked to keep the solutions from

Demirel, Melik C.

472

Automating Logic Rectification by Approximate SPFDs Yu-Shen Yang  

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Automating Logic Rectification by Approximate SPFDs Yu-Shen Yang Dept. of ECE University of Toronto changes or implement incremental rewiring-based optimization operations. Most existing automated logic

Veneris, Andreas

473

Automated Store Management For Drum Storage Facility  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes advanced system technology developed for a new Drum Storage Facility to be operated by Taiwan Power Company (TPC). A logistics management concept is applied for the storage of solid rad-wastes in terms of automated handling, transportation and storing as well as in terms of data management. The individual equipments, such as automated Bridge Cranes, Automatic Guided Vehicles and auxiliary systems are introduced in this paper and the store management process is outlined. The authors report furthermore on challenges during the design and engineering phase and review the project implementation from the equipment supplier's end. (authors)

Koller, W.; Lang, R. [Siempelkamp Nukleartechnik GmbH, Krefeld (Germany)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Beyond Commissioning: The Role of Automation  

SciTech Connect

This article takes a brief look at the benefits of commissioning and describes a vision of the future where most of the objectives of commissioning will be accomplished automatically by capabilities built into the building systems themselves. Commissioning will become an activity that's performed continuously rather than periodically, and only repairs requiring replacement or overhaul of equipment will require manual intervention. The article then identifies some of the technologies that will be needed to realize this vision and ends with a call for all involved in the enterprise of building commissioning and automation to embrace and dedicate themselves to a future of automated commissioning.

Brambley, Michael R.; Katipamula, Srinivas

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules  

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The derivation of the Feynman rules for lattice perturbation theory from actions and operators is complicated, especially for highly improved actions such as HISQ. This task is, however, both important and particularly suitable for automation. We describe a suite of software to generate and evaluate Feynman rules for a wide range of lattice field theories with gluons and (relativistic and/or heavy) quarks. Our programs are capable of dealing with actions as complicated as (m)NRQCD and HISQ. Automated differentiation methods are used to calculate also the derivatives of Feynman diagrams.

A. Hart; G. M. von Hippel; R. R. Horgan; E. H. Müller

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

476

Northwest Open Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project  

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Report 2009. Open Automated Demand Response Communicationsand Techniques for Demand Response. California Energyand S. Kiliccote. Estimating Demand Response Load Impacts:

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Design and applications of a flicker voltage generator  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, a 200W flicker voltage generator is made by using microcomputers and linear amplification circuits. The modulation amplitudes and frequencies based on the UIE {Delta}V{sub 10} evaluation can be arbitrarily assigned by software with high accuracy. The flicker voltage signals measured at the customer side also can be re-generated. Some applications, such as evaluating the effects of flicker voltage on incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), are also made. From experimental tests by use of the flicker voltage generator, the properties of some compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps are compared. Those properties describe the relation between input voltage variation and output flux of lamps, such that there is direct description of influences of flicker voltages on lamps.

Chang, W.N.; Wu, C.J. [National Taiwan Inst. of Tech., Peitow-Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

478

How to Make Ad Hoc Proof Automation Less Ad Hoc  

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How to Make Ad Hoc Proof Automation Less Ad Hoc Georges Gonthier1 Beta Ziliani2 Aleks Nanevski3 Software Institute, Madrid ICFP 2011, Tokyo #12;Why proof automation at ICFP? Ad hoc polymorphism Overloading terms Ad hoc proof automation Overloading lemmas "How to make ad hoc polymorphism less ad hoc

Dreyer, Derek

479

Techniques for Securing Substation Automation Systems David Guidry1  

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Techniques for Securing Substation Automation Systems David Guidry1 , Mike Burmester1 , Xiuwen Liu1 propose techniques for resilient substation automation of power utility systems with security based-90-5 compliant substation automation systems that are resilient. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach

Burmester, Mike

480

Automated FMEA based diagnostic symptom generation. Neal Snooke1,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automated FMEA based diagnostic symptom generation. Neal Snooke1, , Chris Price Department the model based simulation used to produce an automated Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA to automate the production of a FMEA report, and the paper also considers the relationship between FMEA

Snooke, Neal

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481

Home Automation in the Wild: Challenges and Opportunities  

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Home Automation in the Wild: Challenges and Opportunities A.J. Bernheim Brush, Bongshin Lee, Ratul enabling home automation. However, these technologies have not been widely adopted despite being available visits to 14 households with home automation. The long term experience, both positive and negative

Rajamani, Sriram K.

482

A Component Framework for Telecare and Home Automation  

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A Component Framework for Telecare and Home Automation Claire Maternaghan and Kenneth J. Turner-the-shelf and novel components. Keywords ­ Component Framework, Home Automation, Service-Oriented Architecture required. Home automation allows users to interact with their home as a whole, and to have flexible control

Hammerton, James

483

Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns  

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Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns Edwin O of two prediction algorithms, thus demonstrating multiple uses for a home automation system. Finally, we Several research efforts are focused on home automation. The Intelligent Room [2] uses an array of sensors

Cook, Diane J.

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Remote-Controlled Home Automation Systems with Different Network Technologies  

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Remote-Controlled Home Automation Systems with Different Network Technologies Armando Roy Delgado into the potential for remote controlled operation of home automation systems. It considers problems, 2002) which certainly requires a careful study before developing any suitable Home Automation System

Grout, Vic

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Automation strategies: existing theory or ad hoc decisions?  

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Automating manufacturing systems potentially improves competitiveness. Empirical studies show that the most successful result is achieved when decisions concerning automation are linked to the manufacturing strategies and competitive priorities of the company. It is suggested that automation is regarded as a separate decision group, within the manufacturing strategy content field.

Mats Winroth; Kristina Safsten; Johan Stahre

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Density Functional Theory-Based Database Development and CALPHAD Automation  

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Density Functional Theory-Based Database Development and CALPHAD Automation YI WANG,1,2 SHUNLI, the integration of first-principles calculations, CALPHAD modeling, and the automation of phase diagram, and the automated calculation of a phase diagram for the Al- Mg system. INTRODUCTION In thermodynamics, a phase

Chen, Long-Qing

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Security Automation Developer Days March 22-25, 2011  

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Security Automation Developer Days March 22-25, 2011 Portrait Room The National Institute Reporting Format (ARF) efforts. 1:00 ­ 2:50 Adv. Tailoring and Automated Profile Selection Charles Schmidt tailoring procedures, and structures that could support automated selection of profiles. This discussion

Magee, Joseph W.

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The Automation of Sound Reasoning and Successful Proof Finding  

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709 44 The Automation of Sound Reasoning and Successful Proof Finding LARRY WOS AND BRANDEN scientist naturally envisioned the automation of sound rea- soning ­ reasoning in which conclusions, and find proofs. But can such logical reasoning be fully automated? Can a single computer program

Fitelson, Branden

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http://jla.sagepub.com/ Journal of Laboratory Automation  

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http://jla.sagepub.com/ Journal of Laboratory Automation http://jla.sagepub.com/content/early/2012 2012Journal of Laboratory Automation Timothy J. Bunning and Tony Jun Huang Yan Jun Liu, Mengqian Lu://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening can be found at:Journal of Laboratory

Demirel, Melik C.

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IT/Automation Cost Reduction in Intel's Manufacturing Environment  

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IT/Automation Cost Reduction in Intel's Manufacturing Environment Brian Subirana subirana@mit.edu MIT Center for Coordination Science WP #222 July 2003 #12;IT/Automation Cost Reduction in Intel maintaining existing service levels. "We want you to reduce automation costs by 50% while maintaining equal

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Control, automation and the hot rolling of steel  

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...Shercliff and M. J. Stowell Control, automation and the hot rolling of steel P.J...Rugby CV21 1BU, UK The current state of automation and control for hot rolling mills...mills|rolling mill models| Control, automation and the hot rolling of steel By P...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATED LOGIC SYNTHESIS OF RANDOM PATTERN TESTABLE CIRCUITS  

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AUTOMATED LOGIC SYNTHESIS OF RANDOM PATTERN TESTABLE CIRCUITS Nur A. Touba and Edward J. Mc during logic synthesis. An automated logic synthesis procedure is described which takes as an input a two. The approach taken in this paper is to consider random pattern testability during logic synthesis. An automated

Touba, Nur A.

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Voltage stabilization system in traction substation of urban electric transport  

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The direct current-voltage stabilization system using a high-frequency link in traction substations of urban electric transport based on applying...

S. V. Shapiro; S. F. Muftiev

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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driver circuit, 5-V on- chip voltage regulator, short-circuit protection, undervoltage lockout, bootstrap capacitor, dead time controller and temperature sensor * 0.8-micron,...

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Triple voltage dc-to-dc converter and method  

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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.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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fault diagnosis of a high voltage transmission line using waveform ...  

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Oct 4, 2013 ... FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE USING ... Fault types such as single line to ground, line to line, double line to ...

Ripunjoy Phukan

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Low voltage ride-through capability improvement of DFIG-based wind turbines under unbalanced voltage dips  

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Abstract This paper proposes a competent and effective scheme to enhance the ride-through capability of DFIG-based wind turbines under unbalanced voltage dip conditions. The proposed method is realized through joint use of the rotor-side converter control and a three-phase stator damping resistor (SDR) placed in series with the stator windings. By means of an asymmetrical SDR idea, during the unbalanced voltage dip the SDR resistors are activated only in phase(s) experiencing low voltage. Then, the rotor current is controlled such that no unbalance voltage appears on the stator voltage. The proposed ride-through approach limits the peak values of the rotor inrush current, electromagnetic torque and DFIG transient response at the times of occurrence and clearing the fault. It also suppresses fluctuation of the electromagnetic torque and DFIG transient response appeared during unbalanced voltage dips due to negative sequence component.

Mohsen Rahimi; Mostafa Parniani

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Salsbury and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning -1 -Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning  

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and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning - 1 - Automated Testing of HVAC Systems This paper describes an approach to the automation of the commissioning of HVAC systems. The approach of many HVAC systems is limited more by poor installation, commissioning, and maintenance than by poor

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Automated Architectural Exploration for Signal Processing Algorithms  

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Automated Architectural Exploration for Signal Processing Algorithms Ramsey Hourani, Ravi Jenkal, W processing algorithms. The goal of our framework is to improve hardware architectural exploration by guiding Property (IP) cores for system level signal processing algorithms. We present our view of a framework

Davis, Rhett

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Automated Fuel Dispensing System Form Instructions  

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Automated Fuel Dispensing System Form Instructions If additional forms are necessary to provide(s) are hired and will be obtaining fuel, an Add Driver Form MUST be submitted for entry into the web database and/or diesel fuel to operate. Note: When a new vehicle, golf cart (gasoline), etc., is placed

Fernandez, Eduardo