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Technical Safety Requirements for the B695 Segment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document contains Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) for the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Division's B695 Segment of the Decontamination and Waste Treatment Facility (DWTF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The TSRs constitute requirements regarding the safe operation of the B695 Segment. The TSRs are derived from the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) for the B695 Segment (LLNL 2007). The analysis presented there determined that the B695 Segment is a low-chemical hazard, Hazard Category 3, nonreactor nuclear facility. The TSRs consist primarily of inventory limits as well as controls to preserve the underlying assumptions in the hazard analyses. Furthermore, appropriate commitments to safety programs are presented in the administrative controls section of the TSRs. The B695 Segment (B695 and the west portion of B696) is a waste treatment and storage facility located in the northeast quadrant of the LLNL main site. The approximate area and boundary of the B695 Segment are shown in the B695 Segment DSA. Activities typically conducted in the B695 Segment include container storage, lab-packing, repacking, overpacking, bulking, sampling, waste transfer, and waste treatment. B695 is used to store and treat radioactive, mixed, and hazardous waste, and it also contains equipment used in conjunction with waste processing operations to treat various liquid and solid wastes. The portion of the building called Building 696 Solid Waste Processing Area (SWPA), also referred to as B696S in this report, is used primarily to manage solid radioactive, mixed, and hazardous waste. Operations specific to the SWPA include sorting and segregating waste, lab-packing, sampling, and crushing empty drums that previously contained waste. Furthermore, a Waste Packaging Unit will be permitted to treat hazardous and mixed waste. RHWM generally processes LLW with no, or extremely low, concentrations of transuranics (i.e., much less than 100 nCi/g). Wastes processed often contain only depleted uranium and beta- and gamma-emitting nuclides, e.g., {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 3}H. Chapter 5 of the DSA documents the derivation of TSRs and develops the operational limits that protect the safety envelope defined for this facility. The DSA is applicable to the handling of radioactive waste stored and treated in the B695 Segment. Section 5 of the TSR, Administrative Controls, contains those Administrative Controls necessary to ensure safe operation of the B695 Segment. A basis explanation for each of the requirements described in Section 5.5, Specific Administrative Controls is provided in Appendix B. The basis explanation does not constitute an additional requirement, but is intended as an expansion of the logic and reasoning behind development of the requirement. Programmatic Administrative Controls are addressed in Section 5.6. This introduction to the B695 Segment TSRs is not part of the TSR limits or conditions and contains no requirements related to B695 Segment operations or to the safety analyses in the DSA.

Laycak, D

2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Miles Hand Grenade  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simulated grenade for MILES-type simulations generates a unique RF signal and a unique audio signal. A detector utilizes the time between receipt of the RF signal and the slower-traveling audio signal to determine the distance between the detector and the simulated grenade.

Harrington, John J. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Maish, Alex B. (Corrales, NM); Page, Ray R. (Albuquerque, NM); Metcalf, Herbert E. (Albuquerque, NM)

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Three Mile Island  

SciTech Connect

The Three Mile Island accident was the worst accident ever experienced by the nuclear power industry. Although the radiation exposures were extremely low, the potential for greater public exposure did exist. Fortunately, the health and safety of the public were not affected by radiation, nor was anyone killed or injured; however, thousand of lives were disrupted by fear and anxiety and by a limited evacuation. The events and actions contributing to the accident are described.

Buhl, A.R.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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miles-99.PDF  

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Vertical Velocity Statistics as Derived from 94-GHz Vertical Velocity Statistics as Derived from 94-GHz Radar Measurements N. L. Miles, D. M. Babb, and J. Verlinde The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania Introduction Profiles of millimeter-wavelength radar Doppler spectra contain information about both the mean vertical velocities and cloud microphysics. In order to obtain this information, it is necessary to remove the effects of turbulence. Stratocumulus clouds often contain various species of ice and liquid, including graupel, crystals, columns, plates, liquid droplets, and drizzle drops. Most of the previous work to remotely determine microphysics of stratus clouds has largely ignored the presence of drizzle and ice, restricting applicability to only liquid clouds with no drizzle, a relatively rare event. Since mixed phase

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Mitigation Action Implementation Plan To Implement Mitigation Requirements for Cheyenne-Miracle Mile and Ault-Cheyenne Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Carbon, Albany and Laramie Counties, Wyoming, and Weld County, Colorado  

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

Mitigation Action Plan Mitigation Action Plan To Implement Mitigation Requirements for Cheyenne-Miracle Mile and Ault-Cheyenne Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Carbon, Albany, and Laramie Counties, Wyoming, and Weld County, Colorado September 2006 CH-MM and AU-CH Mitigation Action Plan Sept. 2006 1 Action Plan for Standard Project Practices and Mitigation Mitigation Action Identifier Resources for Which the Mitigation Will Be Implemented Responsible Party for Implementing Mitigation Action Party Responsible for Monitoring and Ensuring Compliance Land use, transportation Construction Contractor Western Maintenance The contractor will limit the movement of crews and equipment to the ROW, including access routes. The contractor will limit movement on the ROW to minimize damage to

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Miles Electric Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Miles Electric Vehicles Jump to: navigation, search Name Miles Electric Vehicles Place Santa Monica, California Zip 90405 Sector Vehicles Product California-based developer of...

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square miles | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

0 0 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142235190 Varnish cache server square miles Home Sfomail's picture Submitted by Sfomail(48) Member 25 June, 2013 - 12:10 Solar Land Use Data on OpenEI acres csp land use how much land land requirements pv land use solar land use square miles I'm happy to announce that a new report on Solar+Land+Use was just released by the National+Renewable+Energy+Laboratory. You can find a brief summary of the results at the Solar+Land+Use page on OpenEI.

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Building The last mile'  

SciTech Connect

Utilities may want to leverage the multibillion-dollar investment cable television is about to make. Virtually every utility has corporate objectives to focus more on the customer and change the way the customer is viewed. Utility supply strategy has been shifting away from building large, expensive power plants to making smaller investments with flexible options that can be adjusted to suit future conditions. This strategy is requisite to helping utilities keep and build their share of the market. One result is that utilities and regulators have adopted the concept of demand-side management (DSM) with enthusiasm. What's more, the last 10 years have brought new utility initiatives to explore customer value-oriented pricing structures that recognize the varying cost of production. These DSM opportunities and pricing initiatives require utilities to communicate with customers and help them manage their electricity use. New DSM programs that rely on communications technology include: (1) Providing real-time price signals for electricity-and eventually gas and water; (2) Implementing a direct- or shared-load control program for peak clipping or valley filling by interacting with properly equipped smart appliances; (3) Providing beyond-the-meter value-added services for residential customers, such as weather monitoring, video communications, home comfort automation, appliance monitoring and diagnostics, and energy efficiency tips; and (4) Obtaining detailed data on customers' electricity use patterns to develop new DSM programs. One action by the utility industry will determine whether this strategic vision is achieved: the establishment of a two-way, user-friendly, voice, data, and video communication path to the customer from the utility.

Gupta, P.C.; Bringenberg, J.

1994-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pennsylvania Nuclear Profile - Three Mile Island  

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

Three Mile Island" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License expiration date"...

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Chapter 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled  

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

3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Chapter 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Vehicle-miles traveled--the number of miles that residential vehicles are driven--is probably the most important information collected by the Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey. Using the data on vehicle-miles traveled allows analysts to answer such questions as: "Are minivans driven more than passenger cars?" "Do people in the West drive more than people elsewhere?" "Do people conserve their new cars by driving them less?" "Who drives more--people in households with children, or other people?" "At what ages do people drive the most?" "How does growing income affect the amount of driving?" In addition to answering those kinds of questions, analysts also use the number of vehicle-miles traveled to compute estimated, on-road vehicle fuel consumption, economy, and expenditures, all of which have important implications for U.S. energy policy and national security (see Chapter 4).

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Three Mile Canyon | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mile Canyon Mile Canyon Jump to: navigation, search Name Three Mile Canyon Facility Three Mile Canyon Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner John Deere Wind Developer Momentum RE Energy Purchaser PacifiCorp Location Morrow County OR Coordinates 45.717419°, -119.502258° 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":45.717419,"lon":-119.502258,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Pennsylvania Nuclear Profile - Three Mile Island  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

snpt3pa8011 805 6,634 94.1 PWR Three Mile Island Unit Type Data for 2010 PWR = Pressurized Light Water Reactor. Note: Totals may not equal sum of ...

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In) Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Safety: Perspective. Ahealth effects of the nuclear reactor accident at Three Mile50-mile radius of the nuclear reactor site, approximately

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1st Mile | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mile Mile Jump to: navigation, search Name 1st Mile Place Lyngby, Denmark Zip 2800 Product Denmark-based company that provides research and screening for venture capitalists. Website http://www.1stmile.dk/ Coordinates 56.866669°, 8.31667° 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":56.866669,"lon":8.31667,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Microsoft Word - Seven Mile CX.doc  

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

October 7, 2010 October 7, 2010 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearence Memorandum - Seven Mile Project Erich Orth Project Manager - TEP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Seven Mile Project Budget Information: Work Order 00211600 Task 03 Categorical Exclusions Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021: B1.11 "Installation of fencing... that will not adversely affect wildlife of surface water flow." B4.6 "Additions or modifications to electric power transmission facilities that would not affect the environment beyond the previously developed facility area..." B4.11 "Construction or electric power substations (including switching stations and support facilities) with power delivery at 230-kV or below, or modification (other than voltage increases) of existing

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March 28, 1979: Three Mile Island | Department of Energy  

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

1979: Three Mile Island March 28, 1979 A partial meltdown of the core occurs at one of the two reactors at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Vehicle Miles Traveled Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Oregon Celebrates 200 Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways on AddThis.com... April 18, 2012 Oregon Celebrates 200 Miles of Electric Highways " These [electric charging] stations will help create a corridor that, by the

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A GEM Award (Going the Extra Mile)  

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

GEM Award GEM Award Going the Extra Mile A Gift Card Recognition Program Who may receive? All Headquarters Department of Energy Employees except Political Appointees (including Schedule C and non-career members of the SES). Any Employee may nominate. What is it? $25 or $50 Gift Cards from 100s Department Stores, Book Stores, Hotels and more. of nationally well known Movie Tickets, Restaurants, How do I do it? * Nominator fills out form. * Routes form through their organizational protocols. * Faxes or scans/emails to HQ Gift Card. * HQ Gift Card receives form, places order * Gift Certificate is sent to Recipient's Supervisor * Supervisor presents certificate to employee * Employee can redeem On-line or by phone for card their choice of When can I do this? HQ Gift Card is open for business now

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square-mile Black Warrior Basin  

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will inject CO will inject CO 2 into a coalbed methane (CBM) well in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, to assess the capability of mature CBM reservoirs to receive and adsorb large volumes of CO 2 . Injection began at the test site on June 15; the site was selected because it is representative of the 23,000- square-mile Black Warrior Basin located in northwestern Alabama and northeastern Mississippi. It is estimated that this area has the potential to store in the range of 1.1 to 2.3 Gigatons of CO 2 , which is approximately the amount that Alabama's coal-fired power plants emit in two decades. The targeted coal seams range from 940 to 1,800 feet deep and are one to six feet thick. Approximately 240 tons of CO 2 will be injected over a 45- to 60-day period. More information

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Ozark 260-mile gas line system completed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Gathering gas in the Arkoma basin of Oklahoma and Arkansas for transport to market, the 260-mile Ozark gas line system runs from southwest of McAlester, Okla., to Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America's station at Searcy, Ark. The recently completed mainline has an initial capacity of 170 million CF/day with a maximum operating pressure of 1200 psig and a delivery pressure of 700 psig at the NGPL station. The 20-in. pipeline is API 5LX-Grade X60, 0.281-in. wall thickness for Class 1 areas, 0.344 for Class 2 areas, 0.406 for Class 3 areas, and API 5LX-Grade X52, 0.500-in. wall thickness for river crossings.

Dixon, R.R.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments on hydrogen for Three Mile Island  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Starting on April 1, 1979, Billings Energy Corporation under the direction of EG and G Idaho, Inc., undertook a series of tests for Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide information regarding (1) potential amount of hydrogen in the primary coolant water in the Three Mile Island 2 Reactor; (2) methods of scavenging gaseous hydrogen from the reactor system; and (3) the determination of the most efficient and also the safest means of depressurization. Although only small amounts of hydrogen were later found in the system, this study produced information of interest for similar accidents in which hydrogen remains in the system. No investigations of radiochemical effects were made; the study focused on non-radiation solubility and chemical effects.

Wooley, R.L.; Ruckman, J.H.; Kimball, G.L.; Ayers, A.L. Jr.; Liebenthal, J.L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Salt Wells, Eight Mile Flat | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Salt Wells, Eight Mile Flat Salt Wells, Eight Mile Flat Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Salt Wells, Eight Mile Flat Abstract Abstract unavailable. Author Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Published Online Nevada Encyclopedia, 2009 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Salt Wells, Eight Mile Flat Citation Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Salt Wells, Eight Mile Flat [Internet]. 2009. Online Nevada Encyclopedia. [updated 2009/03/24;cited 2013/08/07]. Available from: http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/salt-wells-eight-mile-flat Related Geothermal Exploration Activities Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Development Wells At Salt Wells Area (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 2009) Salt Wells Geothermal Area

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New York Nuclear Profile - Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station  

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

Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License...

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Entiat 4Mile WELLs Completion Report, 2006.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Entiat 4-mile Wells (Entiat 4-mile) project is located in the Entiat subbasin and will benefit Upper Columbia steelhead, spring Chinook and bull trout. The goal of this project is to prevent juvenile fish from being diverted into an out-of-stream irrigation system and to eliminate impacts due to the annual maintenance of an instream pushup dam. The objectives include eliminating a surface irrigation diversion and replacing it with two wells, which will provide Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) with a Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) BiOp metric credit of one. Wells were chosen over a new fish screen based on biological benefits and costs. Long-term biological benefits are provided by completely eliminating the surface diversion and the potential for fish entrainment in a fish screen. Construction costs for a new fish screen were estimated at $150,000, which does not include other costs associated with implementing and maintaining a fish screening project. Construction costs for a well were estimated at $20,000 each. The diversion consisted of a pushup dam that diverted water into an off-channel pond. Water was then pumped into a pressurized system for irrigation. There are 3 different irrigators who used water from this surface diversion, and each has multiple water right claims totaling approximately 5 cfs. Current use was estimated at 300 gallons per minute (approximately 0.641 cfs). Some irrigated acreage was taken out of orchard production less than 5 years ago. Therefore, approximately 6.8 acre-feet will be put into the State of Washington Trust Water Right program. No water will be set aside for conservation savings. The construction of the two irrigation wells for three landowners was completed in September 2006. The Lower Well (Tippen/Wick) will produce up to 175 gpm while the Upper Well (Griffith) will produce up to 275 gpm during the irrigation season. The eight inch diameter wells were developed to a depth of 75 feet and 85 feet, respectively, and will be pumped with Submersible Turbine pumps. The irrigation wells have been fitted with new electric boxes and Siemens flowmeters (MAG8000).

Malinowksi, Richard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reasons to question seven segment displays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seven segment number displays are ubiquitous and popular. They are simple and familiar. They seem to make economic sense, and with only seven segments they require little wiring and electronics to support. They are cheap to buy and cheap to use; they ... Keywords: calculators, dependable interaction, number display, number error, procurement, seven segment display

Harold Thimbleby

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle-Miles Traveled - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Return to: Transportation Channel . NOTE: To view and/or print files in PDF format, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

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Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled |  

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

Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled October 7, 2013 - 11:52am Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 3 For reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the table below describes petroleum reduction strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled, as well as guidance and best practices for each strategy. Table 1. Determining When and How to Promote the Use of Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled Strategy When Applicable Best Practices Consolidate trips Applicable to all vehicles, regardless of ownership or vehicle and fuel type Target vehicle operators who take longer trips Seek vehicle operator input and collaboration to identify regular or occasional trips that involve similar routes. Determine whether trips on multiple days or times can be consolidated into a single trip.

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

within 50 miles of the nuclear power plant was estimated tothe radiation from the nuclear power plant accident. From anand the Peach Bottom nuclear power plants, like the general

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Odometer Versus Self-Reported Estimates of Vehicle Miles Traveled  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The findings described here compare odometer readings with self-reported estimates of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to investigate to what extent self-reported VMT is a reliable surrogate for odometer-based VMT.

Information Center

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three Mile Island Plugged Tube Severance: A Study of Damage Mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During Fall 2001 outages, eddy-current inspections at Three Mile Island Unit 1 and Oconee Nuclear Station Unit 1 revealed wear scars on tubes surrounding previously plugged tubes. In both cases, investigations determined that the plugged tubes had severed and impacted neighboring tubes. As a result, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued Information Notice 2002-02, which did not require a response but did suggest the industry investigate the generic problem of plugged tubes damaging neighboring t...

2003-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Health effects of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island  

SciTech Connect

Between March 28 and April 15, 1979 the collective dose resulting from the radioactivity released to the population living within a 50-mile radius of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant was about 2000 person-rems, less than 1% of the annual natural background level. The average dose to a person living within 5 miles of the nuclear plant was less than 10% of annual background radiation. The maximum estimated radiation dose received by any one individual in the general population (excluding the nuclear plant workers) during the accident was 70 mrem. The doses received by the general population as a result of the accident were so small that there will be no detectable additional cases of cancer, developmental abnormalities, or genetic ill-health. Three Three Mile Island nuclear workers received radiation doses of about 3 to 4 rem, exceeding maximum permissible quarterly dose of 3 rem. The major health effect of the accident at Three Mile Island was that of a pronounced demoralizing effect on the general population in the Three Mile Island area, including teenagers and mothers of preschool children and the nuclear plant workers. However, this effect proved transient in all groups studied except the nuclear workers.

Fabrikant, J.I.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast segmentation of large images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The processing of large images is a generic problem in wide area surveillance. An important difficulty is that many image processing algorithms are global rather than local and hence can be infeasible due to the required computing time or memory resources ... Keywords: algorithm, image, segmentation

David J. Crisp; Peter Perry; Nicholas J. Redding

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area (Redirected from Seven Mile Hole Area) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (4) 10 References Area Overview Geothermal Area Profile Location: Wyoming Exploration Region: Yellowstone Caldera Geothermal Region GEA Development Phase:

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Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Seven Mile Hole Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (4) 10 References Area Overview Geothermal Area Profile Location: Wyoming Exploration Region: Yellowstone Caldera Geothermal Region GEA Development Phase: 2008 USGS Resource Estimate Mean Reservoir Temp: Estimated Reservoir Volume: Mean Capacity: Click "Edit With Form" above to add content History and Infrastructure Operating Power Plants: 0 No geothermal plants listed. Add a new Operating Power Plant

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The Cleanup of Three Mile Island Unit 2, A Technical History: 1979 to 1990: A Technical History: 1979 to 1990  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fuel damage and the release of fission products after the Three Mile Island unit 2 (TMI-2) accident required unprecedented decisions regarding the enormous cleanup operations. The rationale for those decisions will provide valuable information for other managers who may face similar situations. Planning and response procedures can benefit from the insights gained from the TMI-2 accident.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles  

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9: April 25, 9: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age on AddThis.com... Fact #369: April 25, 2005 Medium-Truck Miles by Age Medium trucks (class 3-6) were driven an average of 14,439 miles in 2002.

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one mile underground into a deep saline formation. The injection  

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mile underground into a deep saline formation. The injection, mile underground into a deep saline formation. The injection, which will occur over a three-year period and is slated to start in early 2010, will compress up to 1 million metric tonnes of CO 2 from the ADM ethanol facility into a liquid-like, dense phase. The targeted rock formation, the Mt. Simon Sandstone, is the thickest and most widespread saline reservoir in the Illinois Basin, with an estimated CO 2 storage capacity of 27 to 109 billion metric tonnes. A comprehensive monitoring program, which will be evaluated yearly, will be implemented after the injection to ensure the injected CO 2 is stored safely and permanently. The RCSP Program was launched by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE)

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MHK Projects/Twelve Mile Point Project | Open Energy Information  

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Twelve Mile Point Project Twelve Mile Point Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","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":29.9177,"lon":-89.9307,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Seven Mile, Ohio: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Mile, Ohio: Energy Resources Mile, Ohio: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 39.480056°, -84.5518916° 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":39.480056,"lon":-84.5518916,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MHK Projects/Fortyeight Mile Point Project | Open Energy Information  

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Fortyeight Mile Point Project Fortyeight Mile Point Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","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":30.0447,"lon":-90.6659,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Type 2 segmental glomangiomas  

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skin disorders: different types of severitiy reflectevidence for dichotomous types of severitiy. Arch Dermatol9. Happle R, Knig A. Type 2 segmental manifestation of

Hoekzema, Rick; Zonneveld, Ingrid M; Wal, Allard C van der

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per  

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3: June 11, 2007 3: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver on AddThis.com... Fact #473: June 11, 2007 Vehicle-Miles per Licensed Driver

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Figure 72. Vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, 1970-2040 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sheet3 Sheet2 Sheet1 Figure 72. Vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, 1970-2040 (thousand miles) History Reference case 1970.00 $8.69 1971.00 $9.01

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894 AP880212-0103 -1 ville is 60 miles east of Aspen , 40 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

894 AP880212-0103 -1 ville is 60 miles east of Aspen , 40 miles south o 894 AP880328-0088 -1 all overnight , while 6 inches was reported at Asp ...

2002-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Vegetation survey of Pen Branch and Four Mile Creek wetlands  

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One hundred-fifty plots were recently sampled (vegetational sampling study) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). An extensive characterization of the vascular flora, in four predetermined strata (overstory, Understory, shrub layer, and ground cover), was undertaken to determine dominance, co-dominance, and the importance value (I.V.) of each species. These results will be used by the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) to evaluate the environmental status of Four Mile Creek, Pen Branch, and two upland pine stands. Objectives of this study were to: Describe in detail the plant communities previously mapped with reference to the topography and drainage, including species of plants present: Examine the successional trends within each sampling area and describe the extent to which current vegetation communities have resulted from specific earlier vegetation disturbances (e.g., logging and grazing); describe in detail the botanical field techniques used to sample the flora; describe the habitat and location of protected and/or rare species of plants; and collect and prepare plant species as herbarium quality specimens. Sampling was conducted at Four Mile Creek and Pen Branch, and in two upland pine plantations of different age growth.

Not Available

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vegetation survey of Pen Branch and Four Mile Creek wetlands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One hundred-fifty plots were recently sampled (vegetational sampling study) at the Savannah River Site (SRS). An extensive characterization of the vascular flora, in four predetermined strata (overstory, Understory, shrub layer, and ground cover), was undertaken to determine dominance, co-dominance, and the importance value (I.V.) of each species. These results will be used by the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) to evaluate the environmental status of Four Mile Creek, Pen Branch, and two upland pine stands. Objectives of this study were to: Describe in detail the plant communities previously mapped with reference to the topography and drainage, including species of plants present: Examine the successional trends within each sampling area and describe the extent to which current vegetation communities have resulted from specific earlier vegetation disturbances (e.g., logging and grazing); describe in detail the botanical field techniques used to sample the flora; describe the habitat and location of protected and/or rare species of plants; and collect and prepare plant species as herbarium quality specimens. Sampling was conducted at Four Mile Creek and Pen Branch, and in two upland pine plantations of different age growth.

Not Available

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of  

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2: January 5, 2: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #552: January 5, 2009 Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region on AddThis.com... Fact #552: January 5, 2009

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Government Facilities Segment Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Federal, state, and local governments own or lease an estimated 1.2 million buildings and facilities in the United States. These facilities are an important -- and often overlooked -- customer segment for all energy and energy service providers.

1998-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of  

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7: July 29, 2002 7: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227:

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of  

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5: September 8, 5: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) Declines in 2008 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) Declines in 2008 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) Declines in 2008 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) Declines in 2008 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) Declines in 2008 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535: September 8, 2008 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) Declines in 2008 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #535:

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Figure 1.8 Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy, 1973-2011 (Miles per Gallon)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Figure 1.8 Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy, 1973-2011 (Miles per Gallon) U.S. Energy Information Administration / Monthly Energy Review August 2013 17

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Table A1. U.S. Number of Vehicles, Vehicle-Miles, Motor Fuel ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Number of Vehicles Vehicle-Miles Traveled Motor Fuel Consumption Motor Fuel 2001 Household and Vehicle Expenditures ... Age of Primary Driver 16 to 17 Years ...

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Three Mile Island accident and post-accident recovery: what did we learn  

SciTech Connect

A description of the accident at Three Mile Island-2 reactor is presented. Activities related to the cleanup and decontamination of the reactor are described.

Collins, E.D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for Estimating ton-Miles of Goods Movements for U.S. Freight Mulitimodal Network System  

SciTech Connect

Ton-miles is a commonly used measure of freight transportation output. Estimation of ton-miles in the U.S. transportation system requires freight flow data at disaggregated level (either by link flow, path flows or origin-destination flows between small geographic areas). However, the sheer magnitude of the freight data system as well as industrial confidentiality concerns in Census survey, limit the freight data which is made available to the public. Through the years, the Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been working in the development of comprehensive national and regional freight databases and network flow models. One of the main products of this effort is the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), a public database released by the ORNL. FAF provides to the general public a multidimensional matrix of freight flows (weight and dollar value) on the U.S. transportation system between states, major metropolitan areas, and remainder of states. Recently, the CTA research team has developed a methodology to estimate ton-miles by mode of transportation between the 2007 FAF regions. This paper describes the data disaggregation methodology. The method relies on the estimation of disaggregation factors that are related to measures of production, attractiveness and average shipments distances by mode service. Production and attractiveness of counties are captured by the total employment payroll. Likely mileages for shipments between counties are calculated by using a geographic database, i.e. the CTA multimodal network system. Results of validation experiments demonstrate the validity of the method. Moreover, 2007 FAF ton-miles estimates are consistent with the major freight data programs for rail and water movements.

Oliveira Neto, Francisco Moraes [ORNL; Chin, Shih-Miao [ORNL; Hwang, Ho-Ling [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmentally Constructed Prestressed Concrete  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Segmentally Constructed Prestressed Concrete Hyperboloid Cooling Tower Saml H. Rizkalla Assistant large capacity power plant facilities, the natural draft cooling tower in the fonn of a thin shell concrete natural draft cooling towers is expensive and time-consuming. The cost of the structure

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land requirements | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

by Sfomail(48) Member 25 June, 2013 - 12:10 Solar Land Use Data on OpenEI acres csp land use how much land land requirements pv land use solar land use square miles I'm...

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TMI-2 (Three Mile Island Unit 2) core region defueling  

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In July of 1982, a video camera was inserted into the Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor vessel providing the first visual evidence of core damage. This inspection, and numerous subsequent data acquisition tasks, revealed a central void /approx/1.5 m (5 ft) deep. This void region was surrounded by partial length fuel assemblies and ringed on the periphery by /approx/40 full-length, but partial cross-section, fuel assemblies. All of the original 177 fuel assemblies exhibited signs of damage. The bottom of the void cavity was covered with a bed of granular rubble, fuel assembly upper end fittings, control rod spiders, fuel rod fragments, and fuel pellets. It was obvious that the normal plant refueling system not suitable for removing the damaged core. A new system of defueling tools and equipment was necessary to perform this task. Design of the new system was started immediately, followed by >1 yr of fabrication. Delivery and checkout of the defueling system occurred in mid-1985. Actual defueling was initiated in late 1985 with removal of the debris bed at the bottom of the core void. Obstructions to the debris, such as end fittings and fuel rod fragments ere removed first; then /approx/23,000 kg (50,000lb) of granular debris was quickly loaded into canisters. Core region defueling was completed in late 1987, /approx/2 yr after it was initiated.

Rodabaugh, J.M.; Cowser, D.K.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retinal vessel segmentation using multiwavelet kernels and multiscale hierarchical decomposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a comprehensive method for segmenting the retinal vasculature in fundus camera images. Our method does not require preprocessing and training and can therefore be used directly on different images sets. We enhance the vessels using matched ... Keywords: Matched filter, Multiscale hierarchical decomposition, Multiwavelet, Retinal images, Segmentation, Vessel detection

Yangfan Wang; Guangrong Ji; Ping Lin; Emanuele Trucco

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation System Requirements Document  

SciTech Connect

This Transportation System Requirements Document (Trans-SRD) describes the functions to be performed by and the technical requirements for the Transportation System to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) from Purchaser and Producer sites to a Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) site, and between CRWMS sites. The purpose of this document is to define the system-level requirements for Transportation consistent with the CRWMS Requirement Document (CRD). These requirements include design and operations requirements to the extent they impact on the development of the physical segments of Transportation. The document also presents an overall description of Transportation, its functions, its segments, and the requirements allocated to the segments and the system-level interfaces with Transportation. The interface identification and description are published in the CRWMS Interface Specification.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miles Below the Earth: The Next-Generation of Geothermal Energy |  

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Miles Below the Earth: The Next-Generation of Geothermal Energy Miles Below the Earth: The Next-Generation of Geothermal Energy Miles Below the Earth: The Next-Generation of Geothermal Energy February 7, 2011 - 12:34pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What will the project do? Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) essentially create man-made reservoirs that mimic naturally occurring pockets of steam- with the potential for use as a reliable, 24/7 source of renewable energy. For more than a century, traditional geothermal power plants have been generating electricity by extracting pockets of steam found miles below the Earth's surface. Until recently though, those plants could only be constructed in locations where pockets of steam had formed naturally. Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) have been crafted to solve that problem

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Rock Sampling At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) | Open Energy  

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Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Rock Sampling At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Exploration Activity Details Location Seven Mile Hole Area Exploration Technique Rock Sampling Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The distribution of hydrothermally altered rocks was mapped over about 1 km2 in the Sevenmile Hole area. Two to four kilogram hand samples located by a handheld GPS were collected from many outcrops for laboratory analyses References Peter B. Larson, Allison Phillips, David John, Michael Cosca, Chad Pritchard, Allen Andersen, Jennifer Manion (2009) A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The

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Field Mapping At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) | Open Energy  

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Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Field Mapping At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Exploration Activity Details Location Seven Mile Hole Area Exploration Technique Field Mapping Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The distribution of hydrothermally altered rocks was mapped over about 1 km2 in the Sevenmile Hole area. Two to four kilogram hand samples located by a handheld GPS were collected from many outcrops K735for laboratory analyses References Peter B. Larson, Allison Phillips, David John, Michael Cosca, Chad Pritchard, Allen Andersen, Jennifer Manion (2009) A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The

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Autonomous personal vehicle for the first- and last-mile transportation services  

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This paper describes an autonomous vehicle testbed that aims at providing the first- and last- mile transportation services. The vehicle mainly operates in a crowded urban environment whose features can be extracted a ...

Chong, Z. J.

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Does telecommuting reduce vehicle-miles traveled? An aggregate time series analysis for the US  

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of Telecommuting. US DOE Office of Policy, Planning, andProgram Evaluation, Report No. DOE/PO-0026, Washington, DC.Holtzclaw, John (undated): Does a mile in a car equal a

Choo, Sangho; Mokhtarian, Patricia L; Salomon, Ilan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulations for Gas Transmission Lines Less than Ten Miles Long (New York)  

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

Any person who wishes to construct a gas transmission line that is less than ten miles long must file documents describing the construction plans and potential land use and environmental impacts of...

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.

Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented heat exchanger  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented heat exchanger system for transferring heat energy from an exhaust fluid to a working fluid. The heat exchanger system may include a first heat exchanger for receiving incoming working fluid and the exhaust fluid. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the first heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration. In addition, the heat exchanger system may include a second heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the first heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from a third heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the second heat exchanger in a counter flow configuration. Furthermore, the heat exchanger system may include a third heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the second heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from the first heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the third heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration.

Baldwin, Darryl Dean (Lafayette, IN); Willi, Martin Leo (Dunlap, IL); Fiveland, Scott Byron (Metamara, IL); Timmons, Kristine Ann (Chillicothe, IL)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Inventory of thermal springs and wells within a one-mile radius of Yucca Lodge, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Equity Management Corporation proposes (1) to build about 30 condominiums at the present site of the Yucca Lodge, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and (2) to heat the condominiums with the natural thermal waters that discharge from the property. To do so the corporation must satisfy the rules and regulations of four state and federal agencies. To satisfy some of the data requirements of these agencies and to provide basic data on the geohydrology of the area this report provides the results of a field inventory of the springs and wells within one mile of the lodge. Table 1 summarizes the data for eight springs and three sites where springs once issued. Table 2 summarizes the data on forty-four operable wells and thirty wells that are unusable in their present condition. Appendices list (1) wells presumed to be in the area but not located during field inspection and (2) wells that could be in the area, but were found to be beyond the one-mile radius. Temperature and specific conductance of the water show only minor variation within the recognized hot-water.

Schwab, G.E.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal segmentation and packaging process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for improving packaging efficiency uses three dimensional, computer simulated models with various optimization algorithms to determine the optimal segmentation process and packaging configurations based on constraints including container limitations. The present invention is applied to a process for decontaminating, decommissioning (D&D), and remediating a nuclear facility involving the segmentation and packaging of contaminated items in waste containers in order to minimize the number of cuts, maximize packaging density, and reduce worker radiation exposure. A three-dimensional, computer simulated, facility model of the contaminated items are created. The contaminated items are differentiated. The optimal location, orientation and sequence of the segmentation and packaging of the contaminated items is determined using the simulated model, the algorithms, and various constraints including container limitations. The cut locations and orientations are transposed to the simulated model. The contaminated items are actually segmented and packaged. The segmentation and packaging may be simulated beforehand. In addition, the contaminated items may be cataloged and recorded.

Kostelnik, Kevin M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Meservey, Richard H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Landon, Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Support Requirements for Synfuels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Producing synfuels from coal is technically feasible. Projects have a high probability of success but risks do exist (technical, marketing, environmental delays, regulatory and political changes, etc.). The various segments of the developing synfuels industry are identified. For each segment its characteristics, uncertainties and risks are discussed, as well as the type of support of guarantee required to develop this portion of the synfuels industry.

Hyland, M. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation effects on resins and zeolites at Three Mile Island Unit II  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Radiation effects on resin and zeolite used in the waste cleanup at Three Mile Island Unit II have been examined both experimentally and in-situ. Hydrogen and organic gases are generated due to absorbed radiation as a function of resin material, curie loading and residual water content. Significant oxygen scavaging was demonstrated in the organic resin liners. Hydrogen and oxygen gases in near stoichiometric quantities are generated from irradiation of residual water in inorganic zeolites. Gas generation was determined to be directly proportional to curie content but correlates poorly with residual water content in zeolite vessels. Results of the gas generation analyses of EPICOR II liners show that vessels with less than 166 curies had almost no hydrogen generated during two years of storage and therefore did not require safety measures for shipment or storage. Experimental measurements done at research laboratories predicted similar results associated with hydrogen gas generation and oxygen depletion. X-ray diffraction examinations and ion exchange capacity measurements indicated no evidence of irradiation effects on the structure or cesium exchange capacity for zeolites exposed to 10/sup 10/ rads. Darkening and damage of organic resin due to radiation has been identified. Breaking and agglomeration of the purification demineralizer resin is believed to be the result of temperature effects. No damage was identified from radiation effects on zeolite. Organic and inorganic sorbents used in the processing of contaminated waters at TMI-2 have been shown to be effective in maintaining long-term stability under high radiation conditions. The effects of radiolytic degradation have been shown by direct measurements and simulation tests and are of use in their general application throughout the industry.

Reilly, J.K.; Grant, P.J.; Quinn, G.J.; Hofstetter, K.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotopic Analysis At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2009) 2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis- Rock At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Exploration Activity Details Location Seven Mile Hole Area Exploration Technique Isotopic Analysis- Rock Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes The 40Ar/39Ar data were collected from a single fragment of alunite from sample Y-05-25, approximately 0.5 cm3 in size. References Peter B. Larson, Allison Phillips, David John, Michael Cosca, Chad Pritchard, Allen Andersen, Jennifer Manion (2009) A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Isotopic_Analysis_At_Seven_Mile_Hole_Area_(Larson,_Et_Al.,_2009)&oldid=68747

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Toward 300 Miles on a Single Charge? | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Toward 300 Miles on a Single Charge? Toward 300 Miles on a Single Charge? Discovery & Innovation Stories of Discovery & Innovation Brief Science Highlights SBIR/STTR Highlights Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 11.27.13 Toward 300 Miles on a Single Charge? Berkeley Lab scientists design a high-performance, long cycle-life lithium-sulfur battery. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Scanning electron microscope image of sulfur graphene oxide. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scanning electron microscope image of sulfur graphene oxide. The batteries that pervade your life these days-from your cell phone to your sleek new tablet and even to your automobile, if you happen to drive

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Proposed study program of the effects on Hanford of a dam at Columbia River mile 348  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

At the request of Hanford Operations Office, Atomic Energy Commission, a study was made of the effects on the Hanford Facilities of a navigation and power dam at Columbia River mile 348, about five miles upstream of the 300 Area. The original study was based on a nominal slack-water pool elevation of 395 to 400 feet at the dam location. A supplemental study evaluated the effects on plant facilities of a dam at the same location but with slack-water pool elevation of 385 feet. In addition to effects of the dam on Hanford, a study was performed to evaluate the effects the dam would have on the environment.

Jasko, R.T.

1959-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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SAR Imagery Segmentation by Statistical Region Growing and Hierarchical Merging  

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This paper presents an approach to accomplish synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image segmentation, which are corrupted by speckle noise. Some ordinary segmentation techniques may require speckle filtering previously. Our approach performs radar image segmentation using the original noisy pixels as input data, eliminating preprocessing steps, an advantage over most of the current methods. The algorithm comprises a statistical region growing procedure combined with hierarchical region merging to extract regions of interest from SAR images. The region growing step over-segments the input image to enable region aggregation by employing a combination of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test with a hierarchical stepwise optimization (HSWO) algorithm for the process coordination. We have tested and assessed the proposed technique on artificially speckled image and real SAR data containing different types of targets.

Ushizima, Daniela Mayumi; Carvalho, E.A.; Medeiros, F.N.S.; Martins, C.I.O.; Marques, R.C.P.; Oliveira, I.N.S.

2010-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for Calculating Cost-per-Mile for Current and Future Vehicle Powertrain Technologies, with Projections to 2024: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Currently, several cost-per-mile calculators exist that can provide estimates of acquisition and operating costs for consumers and fleets. However, these calculators are limited in their ability to determine the difference in cost per mile for consumer versus fleet ownership, to calculate the costs beyond one ownership period, to show the sensitivity of the cost per mile to the annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT), and to estimate future increases in operating and ownership costs. Oftentimes, these tools apply a constant percentage increase over the time period of vehicle operation, or in some cases, no increase in direct costs at all over time. A more accurate cost-per-mile calculator has been developed that allows the user to analyze these costs for both consumers and fleets. The calculator was developed to allow simultaneous comparisons of conventional light-duty internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, mild and full hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). This paper is a summary of the development by the authors of a more accurate cost-per-mile calculator that allows the user to analyze vehicle acquisition and operating costs for both consumer and fleets. Cost-per-mile results are reported for consumer-operated vehicles travelling 15,000 miles per year and for fleets travelling 25,000 miles per year.

Ruth, M.; Timbario, T. A.; Timbario, T. J.; Laffen, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative analysis of nuclear crisis communication: 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis and 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear crisis.  

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??This paper examines the crisis management of two prominent nuclear crises - 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan and 1979 Three Mile Island Nuclear Crisis (more)

Lu, Yang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Optimal segmentation and packaging process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for improving packaging efficiency uses three dimensional, computer simulated models with various optimization algorithms to determine the optimal segmentation process and packaging configurations based on constraints including container limitations. The present invention is applied to a process for decontaminating, decommissioning (D and D), and remediating a nuclear facility involving the segmentation and packaging of contaminated items in waste containers in order to minimize the number of cuts, maximize packaging density, and reduce worker radiation exposure. A three-dimensional, computer simulated, facility model of the contaminated items are created. The contaminated items are differentiated. The optimal location, orientation and sequence of the segmentation and packaging of the contaminated items is determined using the simulated model, the algorithms, and various constraints including container limitations. The cut locations and orientations are transposed to the simulated model. The contaminated items are actually segmented and packaged. The segmentation and packaging may be simulated beforehand. In addition, the contaminated items may be cataloged and recorded. 3 figs.

Kostelnik, K.M.; Meservey, R.H.; Landon, M.D.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Segmenting the mature travel market by motivation  

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The purpose of this study was to segment mature travellers based on their motivations and to profile the similarities and differences between mature travel market segments according to their sociodemographic and travel-related characteristics. A ... Keywords: USA, United States, cluster analysis, data analysis, educational travellers, factor analysis, mature markets, mature travellers, personal travellers, segmentation, social travellers, sociodemographics, travel market segments, travel motivation

Yawei Wang; Yanli Zhang; John Xia; Zhongxian Wang

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation 2004 API ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

API Specification. Overview. The Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation 2004 will investigate the accuracy of fingerprint ...

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

83

Game-Theoretic Integration for Image Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AbstractRobust segmentation of structures from an image is essential for a variety of image analysis problems. However, the conventional methods of region-based segmentation and gradient-based boundary finding are often frustrated by poor image quality. ... Keywords: Image segmentation, integration, game theory, boundary finding, region-based segmentation, MRF.

Amit Chakraborty; James S. Duncan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Baum-Welch Training for Segment-Based Speech Recognition  

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The use of segment-based features and segmentation networks in a segment-based speec recflfl3O66 ccflfl3O66) the probabilistic modelingbecl se it alters the sample spac of all possible segmentation paths and the feature observation spac6 This paperdesc35 es a novel Baum-Welc training algorithm for segment-based speec recfl83O6%5 whic addresses these issues by an innovative use of finite-state transducs3 . Thisproc5flH( has the desirable property of not requiring initial seed models that were needed by the Viterbi trainingprocng35 we have used previously. On the PhoneBook telephone-basedc35(R of read, isolated words, the Baum-Welc training algorithm obtained a relative error reduc(3O of 37% on the training set and a relative error reducH3O of 5% on the test set,ct,3fl%6 to Viterbi trained models. Whencn358%% with a duration model, and more flexible segmentation network, the Baum-Welc trained models obtain an overall word error rate of 7.6%, whic is the best result we have seen published for the 8,000 word task. 1.

Han Shu; I. LM Hetherington; I. Lee Hetherington; James Glass

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Text segmentation by clustering cohesion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic linear text segmentation in order to detect the best topic boundaries is a difficult and very useful task in many text processing systems. Some methods have tried to solve this problem with reasonable results, but they present some drawbacks ...

Ral Abella Prez; Jos Eladio Medina Pagola

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

MHK Projects/Eighty One Mile Point Project | Open Energy Information  

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Eighty One Mile Point Project Eighty One Mile Point Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","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":30.16,"lon":-91.0056,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Compound and Elemental Analysis At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al.,  

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2009) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Compound and Elemental Analysis At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Exploration Activity Details Location Seven Mile Hole Area Exploration Technique Compound and Elemental Analysis Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Standard X-ray diffractometer (XRD) analyses were used in the laboratory to confirm the PIMA mineral identifications and to look for minerals that have poor SWIR response (e.g., quartz and feldspars) or were not present in great enough concentrations to be detected by the PIMA. Petrographic and electron microprobe analyses of selected samples were conducted in the laboratories of the GeoAnalytical Laboratory at Washington State

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"Table 11. Fuel Economy, Selected Survey Years (Miles Per Gallon)"  

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

Fuel Economy, Selected Survey Years (Miles Per Gallon)" Fuel Economy, Selected Survey Years (Miles Per Gallon)" ,"Survey Years" ,1983,1985,1988,1991,1994,2001 "Total",15.1,16.1,18.3,19.3,19.8,20.2 "Household Characteristics" "Census Region and Division" " Northeast",15.6,"NA",19.6,20.9,20.7,20.85531 " New England",16.5,"NA",19.7,21.1,20.4,20.97907 " Middle Atlantic ",15.3,"NA",19.6,20.8,20.8,20.79659 " Midwest ",14.8,"NA",18.2,19,20.1,20.18362 " East North Central",14.9,"NA",18.4,19.4,20.1,20.26056 " West North Central ",14.5,"NA",17.8,17.9,20,20.01659 " South",15,"NA",18,19.2,19.6,20.17499 " South Atlantic",15.6,"NA",19,20.2,20.2,20.5718

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MHK Projects/Thirty Five Mile Point Project | Open Energy Information  

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Thirty Five Mile Point Project Thirty Five Mile Point Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","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":30.0146,"lon":-90.4774,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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18 MILES NORTH OF PHlLADEl.PHlA HATBORO, PA. August  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

8 MILES NORTH OF PHlLADEl.PHlA 8 MILES NORTH OF PHlLADEl.PHlA HATBORO, PA. August 27, 1948 ! ! Frank Giaccio' Commission / I This follows my letter of August ZOth, in which I promised to advise you of our thoughts concerning beryllium, after I had completed a series of con- tacts with both.Government and private,grou?s and had an opportunity to evaluate the possibilities of using our process from the point of view of industrial research. By this, I meanthe possibility of the research leading into substantial production of parts. I believe I mentioned some of the contacts to you when I was in your office, and that we still had more to make. It is my opinion now that as far as beryllium is concerned, I cannot visualize the possibility of large production runs of parts; because it is

91

Nondestructive techniques for assaying fuel debris in piping at Three Mile Island Unit 2  

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Four major categories of nondestructive techniques - ultrasonic, passive gamma ray, infrared detection, and remote video examination - have been determined to be feasible for assaying fuel debris in the primary coolant system of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) Reactor. Passive gamma ray detection is the most suitable technique for the TMI-2 piping; however, further development of this technique is needed for specific application to TMI-2.

Vinjamuri, K.; McIsaac, C.V.; Beller, L.S.; Isaacson, L.; Mandler, J.W.; Hobbins, R.R. Jr.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island: its effect on a local community  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of a longitudinal case study of the extent to which the structure of community power in Riverside, (a pseudonym) Pennsylvania (the largest community located within five miles of the Three Mile Island nuclear facility) changed as a result of the March, 1979 accident. The investigation centers around testing a basic working hypothesis. Simply stated, this working hypothesis argues that Riverside's power structure has become more pluralistic in response to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. An additional corollary to this working hypothesis is also tested. This corollary asserts that many of Riverside's community power actors have become much more cosmopolitan in their political-action tactics and problem-solving orientations as a results of the TMI crisis. The aforementioned working hypothesis and associated corollary are tested via the combined utilization of three different techniques for measuring the distribution of social power. The findings of the study clearly demonstrate the existence of increased pluralism, politicization, and cosmopolitanism within Riverside since March of 1979. Furthermore, these research results, and the entire dissertation itself, contribute to a number of subfields within the discipline of sociology. In particular,contributions are noted for the subfields of community power, social movements, and disaster research.

Behler, G.T. Jr.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

50,000 mile methanol/gasoline blend fleet study: a progress report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Seven current production automobiles are being used in a fleet study to obtain operational experience in using 10% methanol/90% gasoline blends as an automotive fuel. Data from chassis dynamometer tests (run according to the 1975--1978 Federal test procedure) have been obtained, showing fuel economy and exhaust emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, unburned fuel, methanol, and aldehydes. These data are shown for each of the vehicles when operated on the 10% methanol blend, and on unleaded low octane Indolene. Chassis dynamometer tests were run at 5,000-mile intervals during the 35,000 miles accumulated on each of the four 1977 model-year vehicles and at 5,000 and 10,000 mile accumulation levels for each of the three 1978 model-year vehicles. These data show an average decrease in volumetric fuel economy (approx. = 5%) and a reduction in carbon monoxide emissions associated with the use of the 10% methanol blend. Exhaust emission deterioration factors are projected from the Federal test procedure urban cycle data. The most severe driveability problems that have been encountered thus far into the program are related to operating on a phase separated fuel and materials compatibility problems with an elastomer in the air-fuel control hardware of one vehicle.

Stamper, K R

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 5.1. U.S. Number of Vehicles, Vehicle-Miles, Motor Fuel Consumption  

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

. U.S. Number of Vehicles, Vehicle-Miles, Motor Fuel Consumption . U.S. Number of Vehicles, Vehicle-Miles, Motor Fuel Consumption and Expenditures, 1994 1993 Household and 1994 Vehicle Characteristics RSE Column Factor: Number of Vehicles Vehicle-Miles Traveled Motor Fuel Consumption Motor Fuel Expenditures RSE Row Factor: (million) (percent) (billion) (percent) (billion gallons) (gallon percent) (quadril- lion Btu) (billion dollars) (percent) 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 Household Characteristics Total .................................................... 156.8 100.0 1,793 100.0 90.6 100.0 11.2 104.7 100.0 2.8 Census Region and Division Northeast ........................................... 26.6 17.0 299 16.7 14.5 16.0 1.8 17.2 16.4 5.7 New England ................................... 7.6 4.8 84 4.7 4.1 4.5 0.5 4.8 4.6 13.8 Middle Atlantic

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Comparison of segmentation algorithms for cow contour extraction from natural barn background in side view images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer vision techniques are a means to extract individual animal information such as weight, activity and calving time in intensive farming. Automatic detection requires adequate image pre-processing such as segmentation to precisely distinguish the ... Keywords: Background segmentation, Computer vision, Cow contour, Dairy cattle, Static background

T. Van Hertem; V. Alchanatis; A. Antler; E. Maltz; I. Halachmi; A. Schlageter-Tello; C. Lokhorst; S. Viazzi; C. E. B. Romanini; A. Pluk; C. Bahr; D. Berckmans

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Self-Supervised Chinese Word Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a new unsupervised training method for acquiring probability models that accurately segment Chinese character sequences into words. By constructing a core lexicon to guide unsupervised word learning, self-supervised segmentation overcomes ...

Fuchun Peng; Dale Schuurmans

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Preprocessing based statistical segmentation of MRA dataset  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a preprocessing mask technique based statistical mixture components segmentation method for extracting blood vessels from brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) dataset. The voxels whose intensity is high in the dataset belong ... Keywords: MIP, MRA, statistical segmentation

Fucang Jia; Shaorong Wang; Liyan Liu; Hua Li

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Reactor Internals Segmentation Experience Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several U.S. nuclear power plants entered decommissioning in the 1990's. Based on current information, the next group of plants will not begin this process for nearly a decade. This report provides detailed information on projects involving the segmentation of the Reactor Vessel Internal Subassemblies conducted at a number of plants undergoing decommissioning. Utilities have found this task very challenging from both a technological and radiation exposure perspective. This report documents the experience...

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

99

Segmentation strategies for the irradiated and tritium contaminated PPPL TFTR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is scheduled to complete its final experiments in the Fall of 1995. As a result, the TFTR will be activated and tritium contaminated. After the experiments are complete, the TFTR will undergo Shutdown and Removal (S and R). The space vacated by the TFTR will be used for a new test reactor, the Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX). Remote methods may be required to remove components and to segment the Vacuum Vessel. The TFTR has been studied to determine alternatives for the segmentation of the Vacuum Vessel from the inside (In-Vessel). The methodology to determine suitable strategies to segment the Vacuum Vessel from In-Vessel included several areas of concentration. These areas were segmentation locations, cutting/removal technologies, pros and cons, and cutting/removal technology delivery systems. The segmentation locations for easiest implementation and minimal steps in cutting and removal have been identified. Each of these will also achieve the baseline for packaging and shipment. The methods for cutting and removal of components were determined. In addition, the delivery systems were conceptualized.

Walton, G.R. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.; Litka, T.J. [Advanced Consulting Group, Inc., Chicago, IL (United States); Spampinato, P.T. [RHD Consultants, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

1995-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

100

Catalog segmentation with double constraints in business  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Catalog segmentation is an important issue in data mining in business from the microeconomic point of view. In catalog segmentation, an enterprise tries to develop k catalogs with r products that are sent to corresponding customers in order to maximize ... Keywords: Catalog segmentation, Customer-oriented, DCCSP, Profit constraint

Xiujuan Xu; Yu Liu; Zhe Wang; Chunguang Zhou; Yanchun Liang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Text segmentation: A topic modeling perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the task of text segmentation is approached from a topic modeling perspective. We investigate the use of two unsupervised topic models, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) and multinomial mixture (MM), to segment a text into semantically ... Keywords: Dynamic programming, Latent Dirichlet allocation, Semantic information, Text segmentation, Topic modeling

Hemant Misra; Franois Yvon; Olivier Capp; Joemon Jose

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Segmented rail linear induction motor - Energy Innovation Portal  

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The ...

103

Research and development activities on Three Mile Island Unit Two. Annual report for 1985  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The year 1985 was significant in the cleanup of Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2). Major milestones in the project included lifting the plenum assembly from the reactor vessel and the start of operations to remove the damaged fuel from the reactor. This report summarizes these milestones and other TMI-2 related cleanup, research, and development activities. Other major topics include the following: waste immobilization and management; fuel shipping cask delivery and testing; sample acquisition and evaluation; and decontamination and dose reduction. 26 figs.

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1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Compilation of Earthquakes from 1850-2007 within 200 miles of the Idaho National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

An updated earthquake compilation was created for the years 1850 through 2007 within 200 miles of the Idaho National Laboratory. To generate this compilation, earthquake catalogs were collected from several contributing sources and searched for redundant events using the search criteria established for this effort. For all sets of duplicate events, a preferred event was selected, largely based on epicenter-network proximity. All unique magnitude information for each event was added to the preferred event records and these records were used to create the compilation referred to as INL1850-2007.

N. Seth Carpenter

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Data integrity review of Three Mile Island Unit 2. Hydrogen burn data. Volume 3  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

About 10 hours after the March 28, 1979 loss-of-coolant accident began at Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2), a hydrogen burn occurred inside the Reactor Building. This report reviews and presents data from 16 channels of resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), 2 steam generator pressure transmitters, 16 Reactor Building pressure switches, 2 channels of Reactor Building pressure measurements, and measurements of Reactor Building hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen concentrations with regard to their usefulness for determining the extent of the burn and the resulting pressure and temperature excursions inside the building.

Jacoby, J.K.; Nelson, R.A.; Nalezny, C.L.; Averill, R.H.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Segmented ceramic liner for induction furnaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A non-fibrous ceramic liner for induction furnaces is provided by vertically stackable ring-shaped liner segments made of ceramic material in a light-weight cellular form. The liner segments can each be fabricated as a single unit or from a plurality of arcuate segments joined together by an interlocking mechanism. Also, the liner segments can be formed of a single ceramic material or can be constructed of multiple concentric layers with the layers being of different ceramic materials and/or cellular forms. Thermomechanically damaged liner segments are selectively replaceable in the furnace. 5 figs.

Gorin, A.H.; Holcombe, C.E.

1994-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

107

Seven Mile Hill I & II Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

I & II Wind Farm I & II Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Seven Mile Hill I & II Wind Farm Facility Seven Mile Hill I & II Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner PacifiCorp Developer PacifiCorp Energy Purchaser PacifiCorp Location Between Hanna and Medicine Bow WY Coordinates 41.939079°, -106.372225° 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":41.939079,"lon":-106.372225,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Lessons Learned from Three Mile Island Packaging, Transportation and Disposition that Apply to Fukushima Daiichi Recovery  

SciTech Connect

Following the massive earthquake and resulting tsunami damage in March of 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, interest was amplified for what was done for recovery at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) in the United States following its meltdown in 1979. Many parallels could be drawn between to two accidents. This paper presents the results of research done into the TMI-2 recovery effort and its applicability to the Fukushima Daiichi cleanup. This research focused on three topics: packaging, transportation, and disposition. This research work was performed as a collaboration between Japans Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Hundreds of TMI-2 related documents were searched and pertinent information was gleaned from these documents. Other important information was also obtained by interviewing employees who were involved first hand in various aspects of the TMI-2 cleanup effort. This paper is organized into three main sections: (1) Transport from Three Mile Island to Central Facilities Area at INL, (2) Transport from INL Central Receiving Facility to INL Test Area North (TAN) and wet storage at TAN, and (3) Transport from TAN to INL Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) and Dry Storage at INTEC. Within each of these sections, lessons learned from performing recovery activities are presented and their applicability to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant cleanup are outlined.

Layne Pincock; Wendell Hintze; Dr. Koji Shirai

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

NERSC Cyber Security Challenges That Require DOE Development and Support  

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network segments. Table 1. Network Comparison: NERSC vs.Large Corporation NERSC External Network Traffic patternsLBNL-62284 NERSC Cyber Security Challenges That Require DOE

Draney, Brent; Campbell, Scott; Walter, Howard

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Combining Belief Networks and Neural Networks for Scene Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We are concerned with the problem of image segmentation, in which each pixel is assigned to one of a predefined finite number of labels. In Bayesian image analysis, this requires fusing together local predictions for the class labels with a prior model ... Keywords: tree-structured belief network (TSBN), hierarchical modeling, Markov random field (MRF), neural network, scaled-likelihood method, conditional maximum-likelihood training, Gaussian mixture model, expectation-maximization (EM)

X. Feng; C. K. I. Williams; S. N. Felderhof

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Fluidized bed boiler having a segmented grate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fluidized bed furnace (10) is provided having a perforate grate (9) within a housing which supports a bed of particulate material including some combustibles. The grate is divided into a plurality of segments (E2-E6, SH1-SH5, RH1-RH5), with the airflow to each segment being independently controlled. Some of the segments have evaporating surface imbedded in the particulate material above them, while other segments are below superheater surface or reheater surface. Some of the segments (E1, E7) have no surface above them, and there are ignitor combustors (32, 34) directed to fire into the segments, for fast startup of the furnace without causing damage to any heating surface.

Waryasz, Richard E. (Longmeadow, MA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Hierarchical image segmentation for learning object priors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The proposed segmentation approach naturally combines experience based and image based information. The experience based information is obtained by training a classifier for each object class. For a given test image, the result of each classifier is represented as a probability map. The final segmentation is obtained with a hierarchial image segmentation algorithm that considers both the probability maps and the image features such as color and edge strength. We also utilize image region hierarchy to obtain not only local but also semi-global features as input to the classifiers. Moreover, to get robust probability maps, we take into account the region context information by averaging the probability maps over different levels of the hierarchical segmentation algorithm. The obtained segmentation results are superior to the state-of-the-art supervised image segmentation algorithms.

Prasad, Lakshman [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Yang, Xingwei [TEMPLE UNIV.; Latecki, Longin J [TEMPLE UNIV.; Li, Nan [TEMPLE UNIV.

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

113

Documented Safety Analysis for the B695 Segment  

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This Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) was prepared for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Building 695 (B695) Segment of the Decontamination and Waste Treatment Facility (DWTF). The report provides comprehensive information on design and operations, including safety programs and safety structures, systems and components to address the potential process-related hazards, natural phenomena, and external hazards that can affect the public, facility workers, and the environment. Consideration is given to all modes of operation, including the potential for both equipment failure and human error. The facilities known collectively as the DWTF are used by LLNL's Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Division to store and treat regulated wastes generated at LLNL. RHWM generally processes low-level radioactive waste with no, or extremely low, concentrations of transuranics (e.g., much less than 100 nCi/g). Wastes processed often contain only depleted uranium and beta- and gamma-emitting nuclides, e.g., {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, or {sup 3}H. The mission of the B695 Segment centers on container storage, lab-packing, repacking, overpacking, bulking, sampling, waste transfer, and waste treatment. The B695 Segment is used for storage of radioactive waste (including transuranic and low-level), hazardous, nonhazardous, mixed, and other waste. Storage of hazardous and mixed waste in B695 Segment facilities is in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). LLNL is operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the Department of Energy (DOE). The B695 Segment is operated by the RHWM Division of LLNL. Many operations in the B695 Segment are performed under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) operation plan, similar to commercial treatment operations with best demonstrated available technologies. The buildings of the B695 Segment were designed and built considering such operations, using proven building systems, and keeping them as simple as possible while complying with industry standards and institutional requirements. No operations to be performed in the B695 Segment or building system are considered to be complex. No anticipated future change in the facility mission is expected to impact the extent of safety analysis documented in this DSA.

Laycak, D

2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

114

How to Extract the Geometry and Topology from Very Large 3D Segmentations  

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Segmentation is often an essential intermediate step in image analysis. A volume segmentation characterizes the underlying volume image in terms of geometric information--segments, faces between segments, curves in which several faces meet--as well as a topology on these objects. Existing algorithms encode this information in designated data structures, but require that these data structures fit entirely in Random Access Memory (RAM). Today, 3D images with several billion voxels are acquired, e.g. in structural neurobiology. Since these large volumes can no longer be processed with existing methods, we present a new algorithm which performs geometry and topology extraction with a runtime linear in the number of voxels and log-linear in the number of faces and curves. The parallelizable algorithm proceeds in a block-wise fashion and constructs a consistent representation of the entire volume image on the hard drive, making the structure of very large volume segmentations accessible to image analysis. The paral...

Andres, Bjoern; Kroeger, Thorben; Hamprecht, Fred A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation 2004 Appendix A ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... files are segmented with hand (right/left) and source ... time, with hand and source left unspecified The ... and return codes in a tab-separated format ...

2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

116

Segmented amplifier configurations for laser amplifier  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An amplifier system for high power lasers, the system comprising a compact array of segments which (1) preserves high, large signal gain with improved pumping efficiency and (2) allows the total amplifier length to be shortened by as much as one order of magnitude. The system uses a three dimensional array of segments, with the plane of each segment being oriented at substantially the amplifier medium Brewster angle relative to the incident laser beam and with one or more linear arrays of flashlamps positioned between adjacent rows of amplifier segments, with the plane of the linear array of flashlamps being substantially parallel to the beam propagation direction.

Hagen, Wilhelm F. (Livermore, CA)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Analysis of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 hydrogen burn. Volume 4  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As a basis for the analysis of the hydrogen burn which occurred in the Three Mile Island Containment on March 28, 1979, a study of recorded temperatures and pressures was made. Long-term temperature information was obtained from the multipoint temperature recorder which shows 12 containment atmosphere temperatures plotted every 6 min. The containment atmosphere pressure recorder provided excellent long- and short-term pressure information. Short-term information was obtained from the multiplex record of 24 channels of data, recorded every 3 sec, and the alarm printer record which shows status change events and prints out temperatures, pressures, and the time of the events. The timing of these four data recording systems was correlated and pertinent data were tabulated, analyzed, and plotted to show average containment temperature and pressure versus time. Photographs and videotapes of the containment entries provided qualitative burn information.

Henrie, J.O.; Postma, A.K.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Investigation of hydrogen-burn damage in the Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

About 10 hours after the March 28, 1979 Loss-of-Coolant Accident began at Three Mile Island Unit 2, a hydrogen deflagration of undetermined extent occurred inside the reactor building. Examinations of photographic evidence, available from the first fifteen entries into the reactor building, yielded preliminary data on the possible extent and range of hydrogen burn damage. These data, although sparse, contributed to development of a possible damage path and to an estimate of the extent of damage to susceptible reactor building items. Further information gathered from analysis of additional photographs and samples can provide the means for estimating hydrogen source and production rate data crucial to developing a complete understanding of the TMI-2 hydrogen deflagration. 34 figures.

Alvares, N.J.; Beason, D.G.; Eidem, G.R.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Revisiting Insights from Three Mile Island Unit 2 Postaccident Examinations and Evaluations in View of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) accident, which occurred on March 28, 1979, led industry and regulators to enhance strategies to protect against severe accidents in commercial nuclear power plants. Investigations in the years after the accident concluded that at least 45% of the core had melted and that nearly 19 tonnes of the core material had relocated to the lower head. Postaccident examinations indicate that about half of that material formed a solid layer near the lower head and above it was a layer of fragmented rubble. As discussed in this paper, numerous insights related to pressurized water reactor accident progression were gained from postaccident evaluations of debris, reactor pressure vessel (RPV) specimens, and nozzles taken from the RPV. In addition, information gleaned from TMI-2 specimen evaluations and available data from plant instrumentation were used to improve severe accident simulation models that form the technical basis for reactor safety evaluations. Finally, the TMI-2 accident led the nuclear community to dedicate considerable effort toward understanding severe accident phenomenology as well as the potential for containment failure. Because available data suggest that significant amounts of fuel heated to temperatures near melting, the events at Fukushima Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3 offer an unexpected opportunity to gain similar understanding about boiling water reactor accident progression. To increase the international benefit from such an endeavor, we recommend that an international effort be initiated to (a) prioritize data needs; (b) identify techniques, samples, and sample evaluations needed to address each information need; and (c) help finance acquisition of the required data and conduct of the analyses.

Joy Rempe; Mitchell Farmer; Michael Corradini; Larry Ott; Randall Gauntt; Dana Powers

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Final Environmental Assessment for the Cheyenne-Miracle Mile and Ault-Cheyenne Transmission Line Rebuild Project  

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

Assessment Assessment Cheyenne-Miracle Mile and Ault-Cheyenne Transmission Line Rebuild Project DOE/EA -1456 U.S. Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland, Colorado October 2006 Final Environmental Assessment Cheyenne-Miracle Mile and Ault-Cheyenne Transmission Line Rebuild Project DOE/EA-1456 U.S. Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland, Colorado October 2006 Table of Contents CH-MM & AU-CH Transmission Line Rebuild Table of Contents i Table of Contents Summary ......................................................................................................................................... 1 1.0 Introduction ..................................................................................................................

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Correspondence as energy-based segmentation  

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We pose the correspondence problem as one of energy-based segmentation. In this framework, correspondence assigns each pixel in an image to exactly one of several non-overlapping regions, and it also computes a displacement function for each region. ... Keywords: Affine, Correspondence, Energy minimization, Graph cuts, Motion, Multiway-cut, Segmentation, Stereo

Stanley T. Birchfield; Braga Natarajan; Carlo Tomasi

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Unsupervised multiscale segmentation of color images  

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This paper proposes a new multiresolution technique for color image representation and segmentation, particularly suited for noisy images. A decimated wavelet transform is initially applied to each color channel of the image, and a multiresolution representation ... Keywords: Color images, Multiresolution, Region merging, Segmentation, Watersheds, Wavelets

Cludio Rosito Jung

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Automatic image segmentation optimized by bilateral filtering  

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The object-based methodology is one of the most commonly used strategies for processing high spatial resolution images. A prerequisite to object-based image analysis is image segmentation, which is normally defined as the subdivision of an image into ... Keywords: bilateral filter, image segmentation, self-calibrating framework

Javier Sanchez; Estibaliz Martinez; Agueda Arquero; Diego Renza

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Fast mesh segmentation using random walks  

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3D mesh models are now widely available for use in various applications. The demand for automatic model analysis and understanding is ever increasing. Mesh segmentation is an important step towards model understanding, and acts as a useful tool for different ... Keywords: interactive, mesh segmentation, random walks

Yu-Kun Lai; Shi-Min Hu; Ralph R. Martin; Paul L. Rosin

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Vectorized image segmentation via trixel agglomeration  

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We present a broad algorithmic framework for transforming an image comprised of pixels into a vectorized image segmented into polygons that can be subsequently used in image analysis, understanding, and high-level representation. We introduce a new entity-the ... Keywords: Delaunay triangulation, Image segmentation, Perceptual grouping, Polygonal decomposition, Region and boundary duality, Trixel, Vectorization

Lakshman Prasad; Alexei N. Skourikhine

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Modified expectation maximization algorithm for MRI segmentation  

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Magnetic Resonance Image segmentation is a fundamental task in a wide variety of computed-based medical applications that support therapy, diagnostic and medical applications. In this work, spatial information is included for estimating paramaters of ... Keywords: expectation maximization algorithm, finite mixture models, magnetic resonance imaging segmentation, spatial information

Ramiro Donoso; Alejandro Veloz; Hctor Allende

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Customer data mining for lifestyle segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A good relationship between companies and customers is a crucial factor of competitiveness. Market segmentation is a key issue for companies to develop and maintain loyal relationships with customers as well as to promote the increase of company sales. ... Keywords: Clustering, Lifestyle, Retailing, Segmentation

V. L. Miguis; A. S. Camanho; Joo Falco e Cunha

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Scale selection for supervised image segmentation  

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Finding the right scales for feature extraction is crucial for supervised image segmentation based on pixel classification. There are many scale selection methods in the literature; among them the one proposed by Lindeberg is widely used for image structures ... Keywords: Image segmentation, Max rule, Scale selection, Scale space theory, Supervised learning

Yan Li; David M. J. Tax; Marco Loog

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

A Geometric Approach For Fully Automatic Chromosome Segmentation  

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Chromosome segmentation is a fundamental task in human chromosome analysis. Most of previous methods for separation between touching chromosomes require human intervention. In this paper, a geometry based method is used for automatic chromosome segmentation. This method can be divided into two phases. In the first phase, chromosome clusters are detected using three geometric criteria and in the second phase chromosome clusters are separated using a proper cut line. However, most earlier methods do not work well with chromosome clusters that contain more than two chromosomes. Our method, on the other hand, has a high efficiency in separation of chromosome clusters in such scenarios. Another advantage of the proposed method is that it can easily apply to any type of images such as binary images. This is due to the fact that the proposed scheme uses the geometric features of chromosomes which are independent of the type of images. The performance of the proposed scheme is demonstrated on a database containing to...

Minaee, Shervin; Khalaj, Babak Hossein

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Analysis of soil and water at the Four Mile Creek seepline near the F- and H-Areas of SRS  

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Several soil and water samples were collected along the Four Mile Creek (FMC) seepline at the F and H Areas of the Savannah River Site. The samples were analyzed for concentrations of metals, radionuclides, and inorganic constituents. The results of the analyses are summarized for the soil and water samples.

Haselow, J.S.

2000-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

131

Three Mile Island-1, Crystal River-3, and Davis-Besse Fuel Crud Observations Assessment and Root Cause  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report shares information pertaining to elevated crud observed on fuel at Babcock Wilcox (BW) plants Crystal River-3, Davis-Besse, and Three Mile Island-1 and the subsequent causal investigation performed by AREVA, Inc. Discussion of industry operating experience, effects of crud, fuel inspection results, and preventive and corrective actions in future operating cycles are also included.

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

132

Population estimates for the areas within a 50-mile radius of four reference points on the Hanford Site  

SciTech Connect

This report presents population distributions within a 50-mile radius of four locations on the Hanford Site. The results are based on the US Bureau of Census 1980 population counts for Washington and Oregon. These results are documented in Tables 2 to 13 and 15 to 18 of this report.

Sommer, D.J.; Rau, R.G.; Robinson, D.C.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Timing of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 core degradation as determined by forensic engineering  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Unlike computer simulation of an event, forensic engineering is the evaluation of recorded data and damaged as well as surviving components after an event to determine progressive causes of the event. Such an evaluation of the 1979 Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident indicates that gas began accumulating in steam, generator A at 6:10, or 130 min into the accident and, therefore, fuel cladding ruptures and/or zirconium-water reactions began at that time. Zirconium oxidation/hydrogen generation rates were highest ({approximately}70 kg of hydrogen per minute) during the core quench and collapse at 175 min. By 180 min, over 85% of the hydrogen generated by the zirconium-water reaction had been produced, and {approximately}400 kg of hydrogen had accumulated in the reactor coolant system. At that time, hydrogen concentrations at the steam/water interfaces in both steam generators approached 90%. By 203 min, the damaged reactor core had been reflooded and has not been uncovered since that time. Therefore, the core was completely under water at 225 min, when molten core material flowed into the lower head of the reactor vessel. 10 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Henrie, J.O. (Hydrogen Control, Inc., Panguitch, UT (USA))

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Heatup of the TMI-2 (Three Mile Island Unit 2) lower head during core relocation  

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According to current perceptions of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) accident, corium largely relocated into the reactor vessel lower head at {approximately}224 min into the accident. Defueling examinations have revealed that the corium relocated from the molten core region to the lower head predominantly by way of drainage through the core former region (CFR) located between the vertical baffle plates immediately surrounding the fuel assemblies and the core barrel. An analysis has been carried out to assess the heatup of the reactor vessel lower head during the core relocation event, particularly the potential for a melting attack on the lower head wall and the in-core instrument nozzle penetration weldments. The analysis employed the THIRMAL computer code developed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to predict the breakup and quenching or corium jets under film boiling conditions as well as the size distributions and quenching of the resultant molten droplets. The transient heatup and ablation of the vessel wall and penetration weldments due to impinging corium jets was calculated using the MISTI computer code.

Wang, S.K.; Sienicki, J.J.; Spencer, B.W. (Argonne National Laboratory, IL (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Historical summary of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 core debris transportation campaign  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transport of the damaged core materials from the Unit 2 reactor of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station (TMI-2) to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) for examination and storage presented many technical and institutional challenges, including assessing the ability to transport the damaged core; removing and packaging core debris in ways suitable for transport; developing a transport package that could both meet Federal regulations and interface with the facilities at TMI-2 and the INEL; and developing a transport plan, support logistics, and public communications channels suited to the task. This report is a historical summary of how the US Department of Energy addressed those challenges and transported, received, and stored the TMI-2 core debris at the INEL. Subjects discussed include preparations for transport, loading at TMI-2, institutional issues, transport operations, receipt and storage at the INEL, governmental inquiries/investigations, and lessons learned. Because of public attention focused on the TMI-2 Core Debris Transport Program, the exchange of information between the program and public was extensive. This exchange is a focus for parts of this report to explain why various operations were conducted as they were and why certain technical approaches were employed. And, because of that exchange, the program may have contributed to a better public understanding of such actions and may contribute to planning and execution of similar future actions.

Schmitt, R.C.; Tyacke, M.J. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Quinn, G.J. [Wastren, Inc., Germantown, MD (United States)

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Evaluation for Uncertain Image Classification and Segmentation  

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Each year, numerous segmentation and classification algorithms are invented or reused to solve problems where machine vision is needed. Generally, the efficiency of these algorithms is compared against the results given by one or many human experts. However, in many situations, the location of the real boundaries of the objects as well as their classes are not known with certainty by the human experts. Furthermore, only one aspect of the segmentation and classification problem is generally evaluated. In this paper we present a new evaluation method for classification and segmentation of image, where we take into account both the classification and segmentation results as well as the level of certainty given by the experts. As a concrete example of our method, we evaluate an automatic seabed characterization algorithm based on sonar images.

Martin, Arnaud; Arnold-Bos, Andreas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Unsupervised image segmentation using markov random fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, we carried out an unsupervised gray level image segmentation based on Markov Random Fields (MRF) model. First, we use the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm to estimate the distribution of the input image and the number of ...

Abdulkadir ?engr; ?brahim Trko?lu; M. Cevdet ?nce

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Vane segment support and alignment device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A support and alignment assembly for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. The support and alignment assembly comprises a torque plate which defines an opening for receiving an eccentric pin and a locking end member for receiving a lock socket member. An eccentric pin adjustably supported by the torque plate opening for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. A lock socket member adapted to securely receive the eccentric pin and rotated therewith, and adjustably engage the torque plate locking end is provided. The lock socket member receives the eccentric pin, such that when the eccentric pin is adjusted to align the vane segment, the lock socket member engages the torque plate locking end to secure the vane segment in the desired position. 5 figs.

McLaurin, L.D.; Sizemore, J.D.

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

139

Segmenting consumers using smart meter data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Existing electricity market segmentation analysis techniques only make use of limited consumption statistics (usually averages and variances). In this paper we use power demand distributions (PDDs) obtained from fine-grain smart meter data to perform ...

Adrian Albert; Ram Rajagopal; Raffi Sevlian

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Fastbus cable segment extender based on TTL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method to drive a FASTBUS cable segment over long distance is described. The signal level transmitted is converted from standard FASTBUS cable segment signal to a TTL differential output; the scheme increases noise immunity. In addition, the receiver has a wide tolerance of common mode range of +/-15 V. By applying a deskewing mechanism in the extender module, we have achieved more than 10/sup 10/ transactions of FASTBUS without any error with a cable length of 100 m.

Ikeda, H.; Yamauchi, M.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rancho Seco Reactor Vessel Segmentation Experience Report  

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This report documents the approach taken by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the segmentation and disposal of the Reactor Vessel from the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station (RSNGS). The location of the Rancho Seco plant placed major constraints on the shipping options available for large plant components (Steam Generators and Reactor Vessel). This report details the engineering evaluations leading to the segmentation and disposal of the Reactor Vessel (RV). It describes the key element...

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

142

NBP RFI: Communications Requirements | Department of Energy  

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Cleco Corporation greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide Cleco Corporation greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide information to the Department of Energy (DOE) on the communications needs of utilities. Cleco is an energy services company based in central Louisiana, serving approximately 276,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers since 1934. Cleco manages over 3,000 megawatts of electric capacity through its regulated Cleco Power LLC and unregulated Cleco Midstream Resources LLC businesses, utilizing a diverse fuel mix of lignite, coal, petcoke and natural gas. With 1,300 employees, Cleco manages and operates 70 transmission substations connected via 1,300 miles of transmission lines, together feeding over 350 distribution substations, dispersed over approximately 7,000 square miles. NBP RFI: Communications Requirements

143

Evaluation of radioactive background rejection in 76Ge neutrino-lessdouble-beta decay experiments using a highly segmented HPGe detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A highly segmented coaxial HPGe detector was operated in a low background counting facility for over 1 year to experimentally evaluate possible segmentation strategies for the proposed Majorana neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment. Segmentation schemes were evaluated on their ability to reject multi-segment events while retaining single-segment events. To quantify a segmentation scheme's acceptance efficiency the percentage of peak area due to single segment events was calculated for peaks located in the energy region 911-2614 keV. Single interaction site events were represented by the double-escape peak from the 2614 keV decay in {sup 208}Tl located at 1592 keV. In spite of its prototypical nature, the detector performed well under realistic operating conditions and required only minimal human interaction. Though the energy resolution for events with interactions in multiple segments was impacted by inter-segment cross-talk, the implementation of a cross-talk correlation matrix restored acceptable resolution. Additionally, simulations utilizing the MaGe simulation package were performed and found to be in good agreement with experimental observations verifying the external nature of the background radiation.

Chan, Yuen-Dat; Campbell, D.B.; Vetter, K.; Henning, R.; Lesko, K.; Chan, Y.D.; Poon, A.W.P.; Perry, M.; Hurley, D.; Smith, A.R.

2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

144

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record 5038: Hydrogen Cost Competitive on a Cents per Mile Basis - 2006  

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8 Date: May 22, 2006 8 Date: May 22, 2006 Title: Hydrogen Cost Competitive on a Cents per Mile Basis - 2006 Originator: Patrick Davis & Steve Chalk Approved by: JoAnn Milliken Approval Date: May 22, 2006 Item : Lower the cost of hydrogen from natural gas to be competitive on a cents per mile basis with conventional gasoline vehicles. Supporting Information: The results of a 2003 economic analysis were used to estimate the cost of hydrogen produced from distributed natural gas reforming at $5 per gallon of gasoline equivalent (gge) (See U.S. DOE Record 5030: Hydrogen Baseline Cost of $5 per gge in 2003; available at http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/program_records). Since the original analysis, DOE-sponsored R&D has resulted in significant cost reductions,

145

Bayesian Segmentation of Protein Secondary Structure  

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We present a novel method for predicting the secondary structure of a protein from its amino acid sequence. Most existing methods predict each position in turn based on a local window of residues, sliding this window along the length of the sequence. In contrast, we develop a probabilistic model of protein sequence/structure relationships in terms of structural segments, and formulate secondary structure prediction as a general Bayesian inference problem. A distinctive feature of our approach is the ability to develop explicit probabilistic models for -helices, -strands, and other classes of secondary structure, incorporating experimentally and empirically observed aspects of protein structure such as helical capping signals, side chain correlations, and segment length distributions. Our model is Markovian in the segments, permitting ef# cient exact calculation of the posterior probability distribution over all possible segmentations of the sequence using dynamic programming. The optimal segmentation is computed and compared to a predictor based on marginal posterior modes, and the latter is shown to provide signi# cant improvement in predictive accuracy. The marginalization procedure provides exact secondary structure probabilities at each sequence position, which are shown to be reliable estimates of prediction uncertainty. We apply this model to a database of 452 nonhomologous structures, achieving accuracies as high as the best currently available methods. We conclude by discussing an extension of this framework to model nonlocal interactions in protein structures, providing a possible direction for future improvements in secondary structure prediction accuracy.

Scott C. Schmidler; Jun S. Liu; Douglas L. Brutlag

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Blood vessel segmentation methodologies in retinal images - A survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Retinal vessel segmentation algorithms are a fundamental component of automatic retinal disease screening systems. This work examines the blood vessel segmentation methodologies in two dimensional retinal images acquired from a fundus camera and a survey ... Keywords: Blood vessel segmentation, Image segmentation, Medical imaging, Retinal images, Retinopathy, Survey

M. M. Fraz; P. Remagnino; A. Hoppe; B. Uyyanonvara; A. R. Rudnicka; C. G. Owen; S. A. Barman

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Character segmentation from ancient palm leaf manuscripts in Thailand  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a character segmentation system from ancient palm leaf manuscripts written in ancient Thai language. This aims to develop an automated system for the digitization and processing of ancient manuscripts. In this paper, the preprocessing ... Keywords: binarization, character segmentation, document image analysis, image segmentation, text segmentation

Rapeeporn Chamchong; Chun Che Fung

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Improving face segmentation in thermograms using image signatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this paper is to present a method for the automatic segmentation of face images captured in Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR), allowing for a large range of face rotations and expressions. The motivation behind this effort is to enable better ... Keywords: face segmentation, human skin segmentation, image segmentation, infrared thermal

Slvio Filipe; Lus A. Alexandre

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Nuclear propulsion apparatus with alternate reactor segments  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

1. Nuclear propulsion apparatus comprising: A. means for compressing incoming air; B. nuclear fission reactor means for heating said air; C. means for expanding a portion of the heated air to drive said compressing means; D. said nuclear fission reactor means being divided into a plurality of radially extending segments; E. means for directing a portion of the compressed air for heating through alternate segments of said reactor means and another portion of the compressed air for heating through the remaining segments of said reactor means; and F. means for further expanding the heated air from said drive means and the remaining heated air from said reactor means through nozzle means to effect reactive thrust on said apparatus.

Szekely, Thomas (Santa Monica, CA)

1979-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

150

Science Requirements  

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Science Requirements About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network...

151

Citrus County Extension Office From I-75, take Exit # 329 (old # 66), SR 44 and go West on SR 44 toward Inverness/Crystal River (approx. 17 miles). Follow SR 44  

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on SR 44 toward Inverness/Crystal River (approx. 17 miles). Follow SR 44 through Inverness to traffic

Watson, Craig A.

152

Arbitrary body segmentation in static images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a novel method for segmenting arbitrary human body in static images is proposed. With the body probability map obtained by the pictorial structure model, we develop a superpixel based EM-like algorithm to refine the map, which can then ... Keywords: l1 based graph cuts, Pictorial structure, Superpixel based EM algorithm

Shifeng Li; Huchuan Lu; Lei Zhang

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Segmentation of cracks in shale rock  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the use of morphological connected filters are studied for segmenting sheet- and thread-like cracks in images of shale rock. A volume formed from a stack of 2-D X-ray images is processed using 3-D attributes. The shape-preserving property ...

Erik R. Urbach; Marina Pervukhina; Leanne Bischof

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Illustrative Couinaud segmentation for ultrasound liver examinations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Couinaud segmentation is a widely used liver partitioning scheme for describing the spatial relation between diagnostically relevant anatomical and pathological features in the liver. In this paper, we propose a new methodology for effectively conveying ... Keywords: biomedical and medical visualization, illustrative visualization

Ola Kristoffer ye; Dag Magne Ulvang; Odd Helge Gilja; Helwig Hauser; Ivan Viola

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Shape prior model for media-adventitia border segmentation in IVUS using graph cut  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a shape prior based graph cut method which does not require user initialisation. The shape prior is generalised from multiple training shapes, rather than using singular templates as priors. Weighted directed graph construction is used to ... Keywords: IVUS, graph cut, image segmentation, shape prior

Ehab Essa; Xianghua Xie; Igor Sazonov; Perumal Nithiarasu; Dave Smith

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Equipment PHM using non-stationary segmental hidden semi-Markov model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Health monitoring and prognostics of equipment is a basic requirement for condition-based maintenance (CBM) in many application domains where safety, reliability, and availability of the systems are considered mission critical. As a key complement to ... Keywords: Aging factor, Hazard rate, Non-stationary segmental hidden semi-Markov model, PHM, Remaining useful life

Ming Dong; Ying Peng

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Review of Destructive Assay Methods for Nuclear Materials Characterization from the Three Mile Island (TMI) Fuel Debris  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a summary of the literature review that was performed and based on previous work performed at the Idaho National Laboratory studying the Three Mile Island 2 (TMI-2) nuclear reactor accident, specifically the melted fuel debris. The purpose of the literature review was to document prior published work that supports the feasibility of the analytical techniques that were developed to provide quantitative results of the make-up of the fuel and reactor component debris located inside and outside the containment. The quantitative analysis provides a technique to perform nuclear fuel accountancy measurements

Carla J. Miller

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Statistical description of heavy truck accidents on representative segments of interstate highway  

SciTech Connect

Any quantitative analysis of the risk of transportation accidents requires the use of many different statistical distributions. Included among these are the types of accidents which occur and the severity of these when they do occur. Several previous studies have derived this type of information for truck traffic over U. S. highways in general; these data are not necessarily applicable for the anticipated LMFBR spent fuel cask routes. This report presents data for highway segments representative of the specific LMFBR cask routes which are anticipated. These data are based upon a detailed record-by-record review of filed reports for accidents which occurred along the specified route segments.

Hartman, W.F.; Davidson, C.A.; Foley, J.T.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Segmented and self-adjusting wind turbine rotors. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An investigation was carried out to examine the use of blade aeroelastic properties for providing rotational speed control for a wind turbine generator (WTG). The study was specifically directed at obtaining a rotor configuration that has the capability for maintaining nearly constant torque at constant RPM in the presence of varying wind conditions and is aimed at eliminating the current requirement for mechanical pitch change devices. The approach considered is one in which rotor twist due to aerodynamic loading is used to adjust the blade's pitch as the wind speed changes. The preliminary design concept that has evolved is a flexible rotor blade formed from a series of individual, light, rigid segments that are arranged along the blade spar. Each segment can rotate around the spar but is restricted in pitch by a nonlinear mechanical spring. The results of performance calculations as well as vibration and flutter analyses are presented. Based on these results, the concept appears to provide an attractive solution to the problem of WTG operation in a varying wind field.

Jordan, P.F.; Goldman, R.L.

1976-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Segmented nanowires displaying locally controllable properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Vapor-liquid-solid growth of nanowires is tailored to achieve complex one-dimensional material geometries using phase diagrams determined for nanoscale materials. Segmented one-dimensional nanowires having constant composition display locally variable electronic band structures that are determined by the diameter of the nanowires. The unique electrical and optical properties of the segmented nanowires are exploited to form electronic and optoelectronic devices. Using gold-germanium as a model system, in situ transmission electron microscopy establishes, for nanometer-sized Au--Ge alloy drops at the tips of Ge nanowires (NWs), the parts of the phase diagram that determine their temperature-dependent equilibrium composition. The nanoscale phase diagram is then used to determine the exchange of material between the NW and the drop. The phase diagram for the nanoscale drop deviates significantly from that of the bulk alloy.

Sutter, Eli Anguelova; Sutter, Peter Werner

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Joint Chinese word segmentation, POS tagging and parsing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a novel decoding algorithm for discriminative joint Chinese word segmentation, part-of-speech (POS) tagging, and parsing. Previous work often used a pipeline method -- Chinese word segmentation followed by POS tagging and parsing, ...

Xian Qian; Yang Liu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Segmentation par modle dformable surfacique localement rgularis par spline lissante.  

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??La segmentation d'image par modles dformables est une mthode permettant de localiser les frontires d'un objet. Dans le cas d'images difficiles segmenter en raison (more)

Velut, Jrme

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Segmentation of Satellite Imagery Using Hierarchical Thresholding and Neural Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A significant task in the automated interpretation of cloud features on satellite imagery is the segmentation of the image into separate cloud features to be identified. A new technique, hierarchical threshold segmentation (HTS), is presented. In ...

James E. Peak; Paul M. Tag

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Supervised probabilistic segmentation of pulmonary nodules in CT scans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automatic method for lung nodule segmentation from computed tomography (CT) data is presented that is different from previous work in several respects. Firstly, it is supervised; it learns how to obtain a reliable segmentation from examples in a training ...

Bram van Ginneken

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Segmentation of airway trees from multislice CT using fuzzy logic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The segmentation and reconstruction of the human airway tree from volumetric computed tomography (CT) images facilitates many clinical applications and physiological investigations. The main problem with standard automated region-growing segmentation ...

Tan Kok Liang; Toshiyuki Tanaka; Hidetoshi Nakamura; Toru Shirahata; Hiroaki Sugiura

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

An Econometric Analysis of the Elasticity of Vehicle Travel with Respect to Fuel Cost per Mile Using RTEC Survey Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the results of econometric estimation of the ''rebound effect'' for household vehicle travel in the United States based on a comprehensive analysis of survey data collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) at approximately three-year intervals over a 15-year period. The rebound effect is defined as the percent change in vehicle travel for a percent change in fuel economy. It summarizes the tendency to ''take back'' potential energy savings due to fuel economy improvements in the form of increased vehicle travel. Separate vehicles use models were estimated for one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-vehicle households. The results are consistent with the consensus of recently published estimates based on national or state-level data, which show a long-run rebound effect of about +0.2 (a ten percent increase in fuel economy, all else equal, would produce roughly a two percent increase in vehicle travel and an eight percent reduction in fuel use). The hypothesis that vehicle travel responds equally to changes in fuel cost-per-mile whether caused by changes in fuel economy or fuel price per gallon could not be rejected. Recognizing the interdependency in survey data among miles of travel, fuel economy and price paid for fuel for a particular vehicle turns out to be crucial to obtaining meaningful results.

Greene, D.L.; Kahn, J.; Gibson, R.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Decommissioning: Reactor Pressure Vessel Internals Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decommissioning a nuclear plant covers a wide variety of challenging projects. One of the most challenging areas is the removal and disposal of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and the RPV internals. This report describes commercial reactor pressure vessel segmentation projects that have been completed and discusses several projects that are still in the planning stages. The report also covers lessons learned from each project.

2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

168

Semi-Automated Neuron Boundary Detection and Nonbranching Process Segmentation in Electron Microscopy Images  

SciTech Connect

Neuroscientists are developing new imaging techniques and generating large volumes of data in an effort to understand the complex structure of the nervous system. The complexity and size of this data makes human interpretation a labor-intensive task. To aid in the analysis, new segmentation techniques for identifying neurons in these feature rich datasets are required. This paper presents a method for neuron boundary detection and nonbranching process segmentation in electron microscopy images and visualizing them in three dimensions. It combines both automated segmentation techniques with a graphical user interface for correction of mistakes in the automated process. The automated process first uses machine learning and image processing techniques to identify neuron membranes that deliniate the cells in each two-dimensional section. To segment nonbranching processes, the cell regions in each two-dimensional section are connected in 3D using correlation of regions between sections. The combination of this method with a graphical user interface specially designed for this purpose, enables users to quickly segment cellular processes in large volumes.

Jurrus, Elizabeth R.; Watanabe, Shigeki; Giuly, Richard J.; Paiva, Antonio R.; Ellisman, Mark H.; Jorgensen, Erik M.; Tasdizen, Tolga

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Modified bacterial foraging algorithm based multilevel thresholding for image segmentation  

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Multilevel thresholding is one of the most popular image segmentation techniques. In order to determine the thresholds, most methods use the histogram of the image. This paper proposes multilevel thresholding for histogram-based image segmentation using ... Keywords: Bacterial foraging, Histogram, Image segmentation, Kapur's function, Multilevel thresholding, Otsu's function

P. D. Sathya; R. Kayalvizhi

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Knowledge based lacunas detection and segmentation for ancient paintings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lacunas are a common form of the damage that can occur to paintings and more often to murals. Taking Dunhuang murals as research background, a new algorithm to detect and segment the lacuna area from mural images is proposed, which consists of a training ... Keywords: bayesian classification, concurrent detection and segmentation, deterioration murals, graph cuts, image segmentation, mean shift

Jianming Liu; Dongming Lu

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Automated segmentation of tissue images for computerized IHC analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents two automated methods for the segmentation of immunohistochemical tissue images that overcome the limitations of the manual approach as well as of the existing computerized techniques. The first independent method, based on unsupervised ... Keywords: Image processing, Immunohistochemistry, Nuclear segmentation, Tissue images, Tissue segmentation

S. Di Cataldo; E. Ficarra; A. Acquaviva; E. Macii

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

A fuzzy segmentation method for Computed Tomography images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a way of medical image segmentation using an appropriately defined fuzzy clustering method based on a fuzzy similarity relation. The considered relation is defined in terms of the Minkowski metric. A fuzzy similarity relation based ... Keywords: CT, computed tomography, data partitional clustering, fuzzy clustering, fuzzy segmentation, fuzzy similarity relations, image segmentation, medical imaging

Martin Tabakov

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

AUTOMATIC RETINA EXUDATES SEGMENTATION WITHOUT A MANUALLY LABELLED TRAINING SET  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common vision threatening complication of diabetic retinopathy which can be assessed by detecting exudates (a type of bright lesion) in fundus images. In this work, two new methods for the detection of exudates are presented which do not use a supervised learning step and therefore do not require ground-truthed lesion training sets which are time consuming to create, difficult to obtain, and prone to human error. We introduce a new dataset of fundus images from various ethnic groups and levels of DME which we have made publicly available. We evaluate our algorithm with this dataset and compare our results with two recent exudate segmentation algorithms. In all of our tests, our algorithms perform better or comparable with an order of magnitude reduction in computational time.

Giancardo, Luca [ORNL; Meriaudeau, Fabrice [ORNL; Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Li, Yaquin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Competition Requirements  

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

Chapter 6.1 (July 2011) Chapter 6.1 (July 2011) 1 Competition Requirements [Reference: FAR 6 and DEAR 906] Overview This section discusses competition requirements and provides a model Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC). Background The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 requires that all acquisitions be made using full and open competition. Seven exceptions to using full and open competition are specifically identified in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 6.3. Documentation justifying the use of any of these exceptions is required. The exception, with supporting documentation, must be certified and approved at certain levels that vary according to the dollar value of the

175

Competition Requirements  

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

----------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- Chapter 6.1 (February 2011) 1 Competition Requirements [Reference: FAR 6 and DEAR 906] Overview This section discusses competition requirements and provides a model Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC). Background The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 requires that all acquisitions be made using full and open competition. Seven exceptions to using full and open competition are specifically identified in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 6.3. Documentation justifying the use of any of these exceptions is required. The exception, with supporting documentation, must

176

Transportation system requirements document. Revision 1 DCN01. Supplement  

SciTech Connect

The original Transportation System Requirements Document described the functions to be performed by and the technical requirements for the Transportation System to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) from Purchaser and Producer sites to a Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) site, and between CRWMS sites. The purpose of that document was to define the system-level requirements. These requirements include design and operations requirements to the extent they impact on the development of the physical segments of Transportation. The document also presented an overall description of Transportation, its functions, its segments, and the requirements allocated to the segments and the system-level interfaces with Transportation. This revision of the document contains only the pages that have been modified.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Segmentation of x-ray images using Probabilistic Relaxation Labeling  

SciTech Connect

Segmentation is a process of separating objects of interest from their background or from other objects in an image. Without a suitable segmentation scheme, it is very difficult to detect contraband in X-rays images. In this paper, a Probabilistic Relaxation Labeling (PRL) segmentation scheme is presented and compared with other segmentation methods. PRL segmentation is an interative algorithm that labels each pixel in an image by cooperative use of two information sources: the pixel probability and the degree of certainty of its probability supported by the neighboring pixels. The practical implementation and results of the PRL segmentation on X-ray baggage images are also discussed and compared with other segmentation methods. 13 refs., 12 figs.

Thai, T.Q.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Transformer failure and common-mode loss of instrument power at Nine Mile Point Unit 2 on August 13, 1991  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On August 13, 1991, at Nine Mile Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant, located near Scriba, New York, on Lake Ontario, the main transformer experienced an internal failure that resulted in degraded voltage which caused the simultaneous loss of five uninterruptible power supplies, which in turn caused the loss of several nonsafety systems, including reactor control rod position indication, some reactor power and water indication, control room annunciators, the plant communications system, the plant process computer, and lighting at some locations. The reactor was subsequently brought to a safe shutdown. Following this event, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission dispatched an Incident Investigation Team to the site to determine what happened, to identify the probable causes, and to make appropriate findings and conclusions. This report describes the incident, the methodology used by the team in its investigation, and presents and the team's findings and conclusions. 59 figs., 14 tabs.

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1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Three Mile Island Unit-2 core status summary: a basis for tool development for reactor disassembly and defueling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The accident at Three Mile Island Unit-2 (TMI-2) on March 28, 1979 caused extensive damage to the core. A variety of analyses were performed using three general approaches to determine the extent of core damage. First, thermal-hydraulic events were reconstructed using available data, thermal-hydraulic principles, and computer analyses. Second, determinations of the hydrogen generated yielded estimates of the amount of zircaloy oxidized and embrittled. Third, the type and quantity of fission products released during the accident were used to estimate the location of core damage and the fuel temperatures which were achieved. Uncertainties exist in each type of determination due to the equivocal nature of the data. This paper reviews and summarizes the core damage assessments which have been made, identifies the minimum and maximum bounds of damage, and establishes a reference description for the current status of the core.

Croucher, D.W.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Evaluation of nuclear facility decommissioning projects: Summary status report: Three Mile Island Unit 2. Radioactive waste and laundry shipments  

SciTech Connect

This document summarizes information concerning radioactive waste and laundry shipments from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 2 to radioactive waste disposal sites and to protective clothing decontamination facilities (laundries) since the loss of coolant accident experienced on March 28, 1979. Data were collected from radioactive shipment records, summarized, and placed in a computerized data information retrieval/manipulation system which permits extraction of specific information. This report covers the period of April 9, 1979 through April 19, 1987. Included in this report are: waste disposal site locations, dose rates, curie content, waste description, container type and number, volumes and weights. This information is presented in two major categories: protective clothing (laundry) and radioactive waste. Each of the waste shipment reports is in chronological order.

Doerge, D. H.; Haffner, D. R.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

NBP RFI: Communications Requirements | Department of Energy  

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

NBP RFI: Communications Requirements NBP RFI: Communications Requirements NBP RFI: Communications Requirements Cleco Corporation greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide information to the Department of Energy (DOE) on the communications needs of utilities. Cleco is an energy services company based in central Louisiana, serving approximately 276,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers since 1934. Cleco manages over 3,000 megawatts of electric capacity through its regulated Cleco Power LLC and unregulated Cleco Midstream Resources LLC businesses, utilizing a diverse fuel mix of lignite, coal, petcoke and natural gas. With 1,300 employees, Cleco manages and operates 70 transmission substations connected via 1,300 miles of transmission lines, together feeding over 350 distribution substations,

182

Evaluation of Juvenile Fish Bypass and Adult Fish Passage Facilities at Three-Mile Falls Dam; Umatilla River, Oregon, 1989 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We report on our progress from October 1989 through September 1990 on evaluating juvenile fish bypass and adult fish passage facilities at Three Mile Falls Dam on the Umatilla River. The study is a cooperative effort by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). Study objectives addressed by ODFW and CTUIR are: (1) ODFW (Report A): Operate and evaluate the juvenile fish bypass system in the West Extension Irrigation District canal at Three Mile Falls Dam; and (2) CTUIR (Report 8): Examine the passage of adult salmonids at Three Mile Falls Dam. The study is part of a program to rehabilitate anadromous fish stocks in the Umatilla River Basin that includes restorations of coho salmon Oncorhynchus Wsutch and chinook salmon 0. tshawytscha and enhancement of summer steelhead 0. mytiss.

Nigro, Anthony A.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Competition Requirements  

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

Chapter 6.1 (April 2009) Chapter 6.1 (April 2009) Competition Requirements [Reference: FAR 6 and DEAR 906] Overview This section discusses competition requirements and provides a model Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC). Background The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 requires that all acquisitions be made using full and open competition. Seven exceptions to using full and open competition are specifically identified in FAR Part 6. Documentation justifying the use of any of these exceptions is required. The exception, with supporting documentation, must be certified and approved at certain levels that vary according to the dollar value of the acquisition. The information that must be included in each justification is

184

Competition Requirements  

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

Chapter 6.1 (April 2010) Chapter 6.1 (April 2010) 1 Competition Requirements [Reference: FAR 6 and DEAR 906] Overview This section discusses competition requirements and provides a model Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC). Background The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 requires that all acquisitions be made using full and open competition. Seven exceptions to using full and open competition are specifically identified in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 6.3. Documentation justifying the use of any of these exceptions is required. The exception, with supporting documentation, must be certified and approved at certain levels that vary according to the dollar value of the acquisition. The information that must be included in each justification is identified in FAR

185

School requirements  

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a smooth surface and no "lip". Some presentations require AV equipment such as LCD or overhead projectors. A wireless microphone and sound system may be helpful to ensure that...

186

Required Documents  

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Required Documents Required Documents Required Documents All foreign nationals, including students and postdocs, must select the foreign nationals employment category to complete the new-hire process. Contact (505) 665-7158 Email Complete following forms before New-Hire Orientation Be sure to bring the forms with you for the orientation event, but do not sign and date: Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (pdf) - original, unexpired documents for verification of employment eligibility. Please refer to the I-9 verification form titled, "Lists of Acceptable Documents", which was included with your offer letter. (Laminated documents or hospital/temporary birth certificates are not accepted.) Note: Failure to provide required documents will result in delay and/or

187

Segmentation of historical machine-printed documents using Adaptive Run Length Smoothing and skeleton segmentation paths  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the valuable historical collections. In order to achieve accu- rate recognition results, a robust and efficientSegmentation of historical machine-printed documents using Adaptive Run Length Smoothing Stamatopoulos b , Nikos Papamarkos a a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University

Gatos, Basilios

188

Segmented lasing tube for high temperature laser assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high temperature laser assembly capable of withstanding operating temperatures in excess of 1500.degree. C. is described comprising a segmented cylindrical ceramic lasing tube having a plurality of cylindrical ceramic lasing tube segments of the same inner and outer diameters non-rigidly joined together in axial alignment; insulation of uniform thickness surround the walls of the ceramic lasing tube; a ceramic casing, preferably of quartz, surrounding the insulation; and a fluid cooled metal jacket surrounds the ceramic casing. In a preferred embodiment, the inner surface of each of the ceramic lasing tube segments are provided with a pair of oppositely spaced grooves in the wall thereof parallel to the center axis of the segmented cylindrical ceramic lasing tube, and both of the grooves and the center axis of the segmented cylindrical ceramic lasing tube lie in a common plane, with the grooves in each ceramic lasing tube segment in circumferential alignment with the grooves in the adjoining ceramic lasing tube segments; and one or more ceramic plates, all lying in a common plane to one another and with the central axis of the segmented ceramic lasing tube, are received in the grooves to provide additional wall area in the segmented ceramic lasing tube for collision and return to ground state of metastable metal atoms within the segmented ceramic lasing tube.

Sawicki, Richard H. (Danville, CA); Alger, Terry W. (Tracy, CA); Finucane, Raymond G. (Pleasanton, CA); Hall, Jerome P. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

An Inverter Packaging Scheme for an Integrated Segmented Traction Drive System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The standard voltage source inverter (VSI), widely used in electric vehicle/hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) traction drives, requires a bulky dc bus capacitor to absorb the large switching ripple currents and prevent them from shortening the battery s life. The dc bus capacitor presents a significant barrier to meeting inverter cost, volume, and weight requirements for mass production of affordable EVs/HEVs. The large ripple currents become even more problematic for the film capacitors (the capacitor technology of choice for EVs/HEVs) in high temperature environments as their ripple current handling capability decreases rapidly with rising temperatures. It is shown in previous work that segmenting the VSI based traction drive system can significantly decrease the ripple currents and thus the size of the dc bus capacitor. This paper presents an integrated packaging scheme to reduce the system cost of a segmented traction drive.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Ayers, Curtis William [ORNL; Wiles, Randy H [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Exploring Customer Segmentation for Utility Energy Efficiency Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Customer segmentation is a method of identifying homogeneous groups of consumers within a greater population based on common purchasing patterns and behavioral traits. This Technical Update, prepared as part of the EPRI Energy Efficiency Initiative, examines strategies and methodologies for segmentation both in the utility sector and other industries. The reports primary goals are to: (1) Examine the strengths and challenges of previous segmentation approaches developed by EPRI, (2) Understand the segmen...

2008-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

191

Design and operations of Hall thruster with segmented electrodes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Principles of the Hall thruster with segmented electrodes are explored. A suitable vacuum facility was put into service. For purposes of comparison between segmented and conventional thruster approaches, a modular laboratory prototype thruster was designed and built. Under conventional operation, the thruster achieves state-of-the-art efficiencies (56% at 300 V and 890 W). Very preliminary results under operation with segmented electrodes are also described.

Fisch, N.J.; Raitses, Y.; Dorf, L.A.; Litvak, A.A.

1999-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

192

Competition Requirements  

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

--------------------------- Chapter 6.5 (January 2011) 1 Competition Advocate Responsibilities [Reference: FAR 6.5, FAR 7 and DEAR 906.501] Overview This section discusses the competition advocate requirements and provides a Federal Procurement Data System-New Generation (FPDS-NG) coding assistance sheet and screen shots for the FPDS-NG Competition Report. Background FAR Part 6.5, -Competition Advocates,‖ implements section 20 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, which requires the head of each executive agency to designate an Agency Competition Advocate and Procuring Activity Advocates (hereafter referred to as Activity Competition Advocates). In accordance with DEAR 906.501, the Secretary of

193

Effect of a plume reduction in segmented electrode Hall thruster  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A segmented electrode, which is placed at the thruster exit, is shown to affect thruster operation in several ways, whether the electrode produce low emission current or no emission current, although there appear to be advantages to the more emissive segmented electrode. Measured by plume divergence, the performance of Hall thruster operation, even with only one power supply, can approach or surpass that of non segmented operation over a range of parameter regimes, including the low gas rate regime. This allows the flexibility in operation of segmented electrode thrusters in variable thrust regimes.

Raitses, Y.; Dorf, L.A.; Livak, A.A.; Fisch, N.J.

2000-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

194

A Bayesian Approach for Image Segmentation with Shape Priors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Gibbs distribution and the Bayesian restoration of images.A Bayesian Approach for Image Segmentation with Shapeshape prior models within a Bayesian framework. Interactive

Chang, Hang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Assessment of extent and degree of thermal damage to polymeric materials in the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Reactor building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes assumptions and procedures used to perform thermal damage analysis caused by post loss-of-coolant-accident (LOCA) hydrogen deflagration at Three Mile Island Unit 2 Reactor. Examination of available photographic evidence yields data on the extent and range of thermal and burn damage. Thermal damage to susceptible material in accessible regions of the reactor building was distributed in non-uniform patterns. No clear explanation for non-uniformity was found in examined evidence, e.g., burned materials were adjacent to materials that appear similar but were not burned. Because these items were in proximity to vertical openings that extend the height of the reactor building, we assume the unburned materials preferentially absorbed water vapor during periods of high, local steam concentration. A control pendant from the polar crane located in the top of the reactor building sustained asymmetric burn damage of decreasing degree from top to bottom. Evidence suggests the polar-crane pendant side that experienced heaviest damage was exposed to intense radiant energy from a transient fire plume in the reactor containment volume. Simple hydrogen-fire-exposure tests and heat transfer calculations approximate the degree of damage found on inspected materials from the containment building and support for an estimated 8% pre-fire hydrogen.

Alvares, N.J.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Competition Requirements  

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

- Chapter 5.2 (April 2008) - Chapter 5.2 (April 2008) Synopsizing Proposed Non-Competitive Contract Actions Citing the Authority of FAR 6.302-1 [Reference: FAR 5 and DEAR 905] Overview This section discusses publicizing sole source actions as part of the approval of a Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) using the authority of FAR 6.302-1. Background The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 requires that all acquisitions be made using full and open competition. Seven exceptions to using full and open competition are specifically identified in FAR Part 6. One exception permits contracting without full and open competition when the required supplies or services are available from only one responsible source (FAR 6.302-1). This exception is

197

Atacama: An Open FPGA-Based Platform for Mixed-Criticality Communication in Multi-segmented Ethernet Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ethernet is widely recognized as an attractive networking technology for modern distributed real-time systems. However, standard Ethernet components require specific modifications and hardware support to provide strict latency guarantees necessary for ... Keywords: Real-Time Ethernet, safety-critical systems, open-source hardware design, multi-segmented networks

Gonzalo Carvajal, Miguel Figueroa, Robert Trausmuth, Sebastian Fischmeister

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Image segmentation by iterated region merging with localized graph cuts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an iterated region merging-based graph cuts algorithm which is a novel extension of the standard graph cuts algorithm. Graph cuts addresses segmentation in an optimization framework and finds a globally optimal solution to a wide ... Keywords: Graph cuts, Image segmentation, Region merging

Bo Peng; Lei Zhang; David Zhang; Jian Yang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Segmentation of medical images using a genetic algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Segmentation of medical images is challenging due to poor image contrast and artifacts that result in missing or diffuse organ/tissue boundaries. Consequently, this task involves incorporating as much prior information as possible (e.g., texture, shape, ... Keywords: genetic algorithms, level set methods, texture segmentation

Payel Ghosh; Melanie Mitchell

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Segmentation Algorithms For Fluorescence Microscopy Images of Cells  

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Comparison of Segmentation Algorithms For Fluorescence Microscopy Images of Cells Alden A. Dima,1 Mary C. Brady,1 Hai C. Tang,1 Anne L. Plant2 * Abstract The analysis of fluorescence microscopy fluorescence microscopy; k-means cluster; image segmentation; cell edge; bivariate simi- larity index NUMEROUS

Bernal, Javier

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Parallel version of image segmentation algorithm using polygonal markov fields  

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In this paper we present an application of parallel simulated annealing method to a segmentation algorithm using polygonal Markov fields. After a brief presentation of the algorithm and a general scheme of parallelization methods using simulated annealing ... Keywords: image segmentation, parallel simulated annealing, polygonal Markov field

Rafa? Kluszczy?ski; Piotr Ba?a

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

A Quaternion Framework for Color Image Smoothing and Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present feature/detail preserving models for color image smoothing and segmentation using the Hamiltonian quaternion framework. First, we introduce a novel quaternionic Gabor filter (QGF) which can combine the color channels and the ... Keywords: Color image segmentation, Color image smoothing, Continuous mixture models, Directional distributions, Matrix-Fisher distribution, Quaternion Gabor filter, Quaternions, Watson distribution, von Mises distribution

zlem N. Subakan; Baba C. Vemuri

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Color image segmentation by means of a similarity function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An interactive, semiautomatic image segmentation method is presented which, unlike most of the existing methods in the published literature, processes the color information of each pixel as a unit, thus avoiding color information scattering. The process ... Keywords: HSI parameter distances, adaptive color similarity function, color image segmentation, morphology in color images

Rodolfo Alvarado-Cervantes; Edgardo M. Felipe-Riveron; Luis P. Sanchez-Fernandez

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian Approach for Image Segmentation with Shape Priors  

SciTech Connect

Color and texture have been widely used in image segmentation; however, their performance is often hindered by scene ambiguities, overlapping objects, or missingparts. In this paper, we propose an interactive image segmentation approach with shape prior models within a Bayesian framework. Interactive features, through mouse strokes, reduce ambiguities, and the incorporation of shape priors enhances quality of the segmentation where color and/or texture are not solely adequate. The novelties of our approach are in (i) formulating the segmentation problem in a well-de?ned Bayesian framework with multiple shape priors, (ii) ef?ciently estimating parameters of the Bayesian model, and (iii) multi-object segmentation through user-speci?ed priors. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method on a set of natural and synthetic images.

Chang, Hang; Yang, Qing; Parvin, Bahram

2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Modal shifts in short-haul passenger travel and the consequent energy impacts. [Intercity travel under 500 miles  

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A study was performed to evaluate the impacts of strategies to effect modal shifts in short-haul passenger travel (defined herein as intercity travel under 500 miles) from energy-intensive modes to those modes that are less energy-intensive. A series of individual strategies, ranging from incentives to the less energy-intensive modes (bus, rail) to penalties to the more energy-intensive modes (auto, air) was examined to determine energy saved and policy implications relative to strategy implementation. The most effective of the individual strategies were then combined in all permutations, and the analysis was repeated. As part of the analytical process, effects of factors other than energy (user cost and time, emissions, government subsidy, and travel fatailities) were examined in a benefit/cost analysis. Finally, energy savings, benefit/cost impacts, implementation considerations, and policy implications were evaluated to arrive at conclusions as to the effectiveness of the more-influential strategies and to the overall effectiveness of induced modal shifts. The principal conclusion of the study is that the maximum 1980 energy saving that might be realized by modal shifts, discounting the concurrent effects of demand suppression and improvement of mode efficiency, is approximately 83 x 10/sup 12/ Btu (46,500 bbl gasoline per day), 3.8% of the total projected 1980 energy consumption in the short-haul transportation sector and 0.23% of the total US petroleum use. It was also concluded that strategies to achieve these small savings by modal shifts would result in significant economic, social, and business disruptions.

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1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - CX-Kalispell-KerrMile15-16AccessRoadImprovementFY12_WEB.doc  

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

2 2 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-Bell-1 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Joe Johnson Project Manager - TELF-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Access road improvement for the Kalispell-Kerr #1, 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line PP&A Project No.: 2474 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3 Routine Maintenance, B1.13 Pathways, short access roads, and rail lines Location: Township 26 North, Range 21 West, Section 13 and 24, Flathead County, MT. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to perform access road maintenance on several segments of the access road for the Kalispell-Kerr #1, 115-kV transmission line. Work includes reconstruction and drainage enhancements on 5000 feet of road beginning at structure

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Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Consolidation of Certain Dynamic Experimentation Activities at the Two-Mile Mesa Complex Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

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47 47 Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Consolidation of Certain Dynamic Experimentation Activities at the Two-Mile Mesa Complex Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico November 3, 2003 Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Site Office Environmental Assessment for the Proposed DX Division Strategic Facility Plan at LANL DOE LASO November 3, 2003 iii Contents Acronyms and Terms................................................................................................................................vii Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................................xi 1.0 Purpose and Need

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Evaluation of the Submerged Demineralizer System (SDS) flowsheet for decontamination of high-activity-level water at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Nuclear Power Station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses the Submerged Demineralizer System (SDS) flowsheet for decontamination of the high-activity-level water at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Nuclear Power Station was evaluated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a study that included filtration tests, ion exchange column tests, and ion exchange distribution tests. The contaminated waters, the SDS flowsheet, and the experiments made are described. The experimental results were used to predict the SDS performance and to indicate potential improvements.

Campbell, D.O., Collins, E.D., King, L.J., Knauer, J.B.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented instrumentation tube including a locking sleeve for interlocking the segments of the instrumentation tube  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Segmented instrumentation tube including a locking sleeve for interlocking the segments of the instrumentation tube, so that the threaded ends of the instrumentation tube do not unthread when subjected to vibration, such an instrumentation tube being suitable for use in a nuclear reactor pressure vessel. The instrumentation tube has a first member having a threaded end portion that has a plurality of first holes circumferentially around the outside surface thereof. The instrumentation tube also has a second member having a threaded end portion that has a plurality of second holes circumferentially around the outside surface thereof. The threads of the second member are caused to threadably engage the threads of the first member for defining a threaded joint therebetween. A sleeve having an inside surface surrounds the end portion of the first member and the end portion of the second member and thus surrounds the threaded joint. The sleeve includes a plurality of first projections and second projections that outwardly extend from the inside surface to engage the first holes and the second holes, respectively. The outside surface of the sleeve is crimped or swaged at the locations of the first projections and second projections such that the first projections and the second projections engage their respective holes. In this manner, independent rotation of the first member with respect to the second member is prevented, so that the instrumentation tube will not unthread at its threaded joint.

Obermeyer, Franklin D. (Pensacola, FL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Segmented instrumentation tube including a locking sleeve for interlocking the segments of the instrumentation tube  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Segmented instrumentation tube including a locking sleeve for interlocking the segments of the instrumentation tube, so that the threaded ends of the instrumentation tube do not unthread when subjected to vibration, such an instrumentation tube being suitable for use in a nuclear reactor pressure vessel. The instrumentation tube has a first member having a threaded end portion that has a plurality of first holes circumferentially around the outside surface thereof. The instrumentation tube also has a second member having a threaded end portion that has a plurality of second holes circumferentially around the outside surface thereof. The threads of the second member are caused to threadably engage the threads of the first member for defining a threaded joint there between. A sleeve having an inside surface surrounds the end portion of the first member and the end portion of the second member and thus surrounds the threaded joint. The sleeve includes a plurality of first projections and second projections that outwardly extend from the inside surface to engage the first holes and the second holes, respectively. The outside surface of the sleeve is crimped or swaged at the locations of the first projections and second projections such that the first projections and the second projections engage their respective holes. In this manner, independent rotation of the first member with respect to the second member is prevented, so that the instrumentation tube will not unthread at its threaded joint. 10 figures.

Obermeyer, F.D.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

211

Optimization in multi-scale segmentation of high-resolution satellite images for artificial feature recognition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-resolution segmentation, as one of the most popular approaches in object-oriented image segmentation, has been greatly enabled by the advent of the commercial software, eCognition. However, the application of multi-resolution segmentation still ...

J. Tian; D. -M. Chen

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Character Segmentation in Highly Blurred Ancient Printed Documents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Character segmentation, which is a fundamental preliminary step for character recognition, is particularly critic in the case of ancient printed documents, where several degradation processes may cause the characters to touch and merge one another. In ...

Anna Tonazzini; Luigi Bedini

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - Natural Gas Pipeline Network - Interstate Pipelines Segment  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Home > Natural Gas > About U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines > Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Segment About U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines - Transporting Natural Gas based on data through...

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Monitoring transient repolarization segment morphology deviations in mouse ECG  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis details the design, implementation and validation of a system that facilitates partial automation for detection of anomalous repolarization segment morphologies in the ECG of mice. The technology consists of ...

Oefinger, Matthew Blake, 1976-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Effects of Segmented Electrode in Hall Current Plasma Thrusters  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Segmented electrodes with a low secondary electron emission are shown to alter significantly plasma flow in the ceramic channel of the Hall thruster. The location of the axial acceleration region relative to the magnetic field can be moved. The radial potential distribution can also be altered near the channel walls. A hydrodynamic model shows that these effects are consistent with a lower secondary electron emission of the segmented electrode as compared to ceramic channel walls.

Y. Raitses; M. Keidar; D. Staack; N.J. Fisch

2001-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and characterization of indications in segments of reactor pressure vessels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies have been conducted to estimate flaw density in segments cut from light water reactor (LWR) pressure vessels as part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Heavy-Section Steel Technology (HSST) Program. Segments from the Hope Creek Unit 2 vessel and the Pilgrim Unit 2 vessel were purchased from salvage dealers. Hope Creek was a boiling water reactor (BWR) design and Pilgrim was a pressurized water reactor (PWR) design. Neither were ever placed in service. Objectives were to evaluate these LWR segments for flaws with ultrasonic and liquid penetrant techniques and to compare the results with current assumptions related to probabilistic risk assessment. Both objectives were successfully completed. Ultrasonic techniques beyond those required by the 1986 edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code were necessary for the detection and reporting of the detected discontinuities. Extra care and analysis must be exercised when conducting ultrasonic examination through cladding. The detection of the discontinuities in the arbitrarily selected sections implies that the Marshall report estimates (and others) are nonconservative for such small flaws. 8 refs., 9 figs.

Cook, K.V.; Cunningham, R.A. Jr.; McClung, R.W.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Electrical Signal Path Study and Component Assay for the MAJORANA N-Type Segmented Contact Detector  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the present electrical signal path study is to explore the various issues related to the deployment of highly-segmented low-background Ge detectors for the MAJORANA double-beta decay experiment. A significant challenge is to simultaneously satisfy competing requirements for the mechanical design, electrical readout performance, and radiopurity specifications from the MAJORANA project. Common to all rare search experiments, there is a very stringent limit on the acceptable radioactivity level of all the electronics components involved. Some of the findings are summarized in this report.

Amman, Mark; Bergevin, Marc; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Detwiler, Jason A.; Fujikawa, Brian .; Lesko, Kevin T.; Luke, Paul N.; Prior, Gersende; Poon, Alan W.; Smith, Alan R.; Vetter, Kai; Yaver, Harold; Zimmermann, Sergio

2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Image segmentation by hierarchial agglomeration of polygons using ecological statistics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for rapid hierarchical image segmentation based on perceptually driven contour completion and scene statistics is disclosed. The method begins with an initial fine-scale segmentation of an image, such as obtained by perceptual completion of partial contours into polygonal regions using region-contour correspondences established by Delaunay triangulation of edge pixels as implemented in VISTA. The resulting polygons are analyzed with respect to their size and color/intensity distributions and the structural properties of their boundaries. Statistical estimates of granularity of size, similarity of color, texture, and saliency of intervening boundaries are computed and formulated into logical (Boolean) predicates. The combined satisfiability of these Boolean predicates by a pair of adjacent polygons at a given segmentation level qualifies them for merging into a larger polygon representing a coarser, larger-scale feature of the pixel image and collectively obtains the next level of polygonal segments in a hierarchy of fine-to-coarse segmentations. The iterative application of this process precipitates textured regions as polygons with highly convolved boundaries and helps distinguish them from objects which typically have more regular boundaries. The method yields a multiscale decomposition of an image into constituent features that enjoy a hierarchical relationship with features at finer and coarser scales. This provides a traversable graph structure from which feature content and context in terms of other features can be derived, aiding in automated image understanding tasks. The method disclosed is highly efficient and can be used to decompose and analyze large images.

Prasad, Lakshman; Swaminarayan, Sriram

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

219

Motion-Based Selection of Relevant Video Segments for Video Summarization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a method for motion-based video segmentation and segment classification as a step towards video summarization. The sequential segmentation of the video is performed by detecting changes in the dominant image motion, assumed to be related to ... Keywords: probabilistic motion modelling, supervised event classification, video segmentation

Nathalie Peyrard; Patrick Bouthemy

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic segmentation of human facial tissue by MRI-CT fusion: A feasibility study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study was to develop automatic image segmentation methods to segment human facial tissue which contains very thin anatomic structures. The segmentation output can be used to construct a more realistic human face model for a variety of ... Keywords: Bayesian, Data fusion, Human facial tissue, Level Sets, Medical image segmentation, Partial volume

Emre H. Kale; Erkan U. Mumcuoglu; Salih Hamcan

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement and inspection of engines operated 50,000 miles on methanol/gasoline blends. Final report No. MED 120, December 1979-December 1980  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The inspection of 6 commercial designed engines which were operated 50,000 miles on 10% methanol/90% unleaded gasoline blend were covered. The program was conducted at the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center, Department of Energy, Bartlesville, Oklahoma with the Mobile Energy Division, Southwest Research Institute providing the technical expertise for the technical inspection of the engines following program completion. These vehicles operated throughout this program with minimal or no operational problems, this report will only indicate engine wear and deposits as determined by standard CRC rating techniques.

Brown, J.G.; Tosh, J.D.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Integrated Geophysical Mapping Of The Magadi Fault System, Southern Kenya Rift Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Integrated Geophysical Mapping Of The Magadi Fault System, Southern Kenya Rift Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Southern Kenya Rift has been known as a region of high geodynamic activity expressed by recent volcanism, geothermal activity and high rate of seismicity. The active faults that host these activities have not been investigated to determine their subsurface geometry, faulting intensity and constituents (fluids, sediments) for proper characterization of tectonic

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Segmented inlet nozzle for gas turbine, and methods of installation  

SciTech Connect

A gas turbine nozzle guide vane assembly is formed of individual arcuate nozzle segments. The arcuate nozzle segments are elastically joined to each other to form a complete ring, with edges abutted to prevent leakage. The resultant nozzle ring is included within the overall gas turbine stationary structure and secured by a mounting arrangement which permits relative radial movement at both the inner and outer mountings. A spline-type outer mounting provides circumferential retention. A complete rigid nozzle ring with freedom to "float" radially results. Specific structures are disclosed for the inner and outer mounting arrangements. A specific tie-rod structure is also disclosed for elastically joining the individual nozzle segments. Also disclosed is a method of assembling the nozzle ring subassembly-by-subassembly into a gas turbine employing temporary jacks.

Klompas, Nicholas (Scotia, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmenting Simply Connected Moving Objects in a Static Scene  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new segmentation algorithm is derived, based on an object-background probability estimate exploiting the experimental fact that the statistics of local image derivatives show a Laplacian distribution. The objects' simply connectedness is included directly into the probability estimate and leads to an iterative optimization approach that can be implemented efficiently. This new approach avoids early thresholding, explicit edge detection, motion analysis, and grouping. Contribution type: Correspondence 1 This work was supported by the consortium VISAGE and KWF grant No. 2440.1 1 Introduction In many object recognition applications the objects of interest are moving whereas the background is static or can be stabilized [1, 2]. Motion segmentation can enormously simplify, subsequent object recognition steps. Therefore, detecting and segmenting moving objects in a static scene is an important computer vision task. In recent years a number of different approaches have been proposed for...

Martin Bichsel

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

B-spline active rays segmentation of microcalcifications in mammography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate segmentation of microcalcifications in mammography is crucial for the quantification of morphologic properties by features incorporated in computer-aided diagnosis schemes. A novel segmentation method is proposed implementing active rays (polar-transformed active contours) on B-spline wavelet representation to identify microcalcification contour point estimates in a coarse-to-fine strategy at two levels of analysis. An iterative region growing method is used to delineate the final microcalcification contour curve, with pixel aggregation constrained by the microcalcification contour point estimates. A radial gradient-based method was also implemented for comparative purposes. The methods were tested on a dataset consisting of 149 mainly pleomorphic microcalcification clusters originating from 130 mammograms of the DDSM database. Segmentation accuracy of both methods was evaluated by three radiologists, based on a five-point rating scale. The radiologists' average accuracy ratings were 3.96{+-}0.77, 3.97{+-}0.80, and 3.83{+-}0.89 for the proposed method, and 2.91{+-}0.86, 2.10{+-}0.94, and 2.56{+-}0.76 for the radial gradient-based method, respectively, while the differences in accuracy ratings between the two segmentation methods were statistically significant (Wilcoxon signed-ranks test, p<0.05). The effect of the two segmentation methods in the classification of benign from malignant microcalcification clusters was also investigated. A least square minimum distance classifier was employed based on cluster features reflecting three morphological properties of individual microcalcifications (area, length, and relative contrast). Classification performance was evaluated by means of the area under ROC curve (A{sub z}). The area and length morphologic features demonstrated a statistically significant (Mann-Whitney U-test, p<0.05) higher patient-based classification performance when extracted from microcalcifications segmented by the proposed method (0.82{+-}0.06 and 0.86{+-}0.05, respectively), as compared to segmentation by the radial gradient-based method (0.71{+-}0.08 and 0.75{+-}0.08). The proposed method demonstrates improved segmentation accuracy, fulfilling human visual criteria, and enhances the ability of morphologic features to characterize microcalcification clusters.

Arikidis, Nikolaos S.; Skiadopoulos, Spyros; Karahaliou, Anna; Likaki, Eleni; Panayiotakis, George; Costaridou, Lena [Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 265 00 Patras (Greece); Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 265 00 Patras (Greece); Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 265 00 Patras (Greece)

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable operation of Hall thruster with multiple segmented electrodes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Variable plasma jet velocity with low beam divergence over a range of mass flow rates can be achieved through segmented electrode operation of Hall plasma accelerator. With the use of just a cathode side electrode at the cathode potential, the beam divergence can be decreased substantially, at some cost in efficiency. However, the additional use of an anode side electrode retains the same reduced plume divergence, but at efficiencies comparable to the non-segmented operation. The high efficiency persists also when the anode side electrode is biased at an intermediate potential, thus producing two-stage Hall accelerator operation.

Fisch, N.J.; Raitses, Y.; Dorf, L.A.; Litvak, A.A.

2000-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

227

Study of segmented absorbers of thermal solar compound parabolic collectors  

SciTech Connect

One of the most promising means of improving the performance of solar thermal collectors is by reducing the energy lost by the host absorber. One way to do this, not currently part of the technology, is by recognizing that the absorber is usually not irradiated uniformly. Therefore, it is possible to construct an absorber of thermally isolated segments, circulate the fluid in sequence from low to high irradiance segments, and reduce loss by improving effective concentration. This procedure works even for ideal concentrators, without violating Winston's theorem.

Keita, M.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Using temporal cues for segmenting texts into events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the early application of Information Extraction, motivated by the needs for intelligence tools, is the detection of events in news articles. But this detection may be difficult when news articles mention several occurrences of events of the same ... Keywords: information extraction, temporal cues, text segmentation

Ludovic Jean-Louis; Romaric Besanon; Olivier Ferret

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Suppressed fuzzy-soft learning vector quantization for MRI segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Objective: A self-organizing map (SOM) is a competitive artificial neural network with unsupervised learning. To increase the SOM learning effect, a fuzzy-soft learning vector quantization (FSLVQ) algorithm has been proposed in the literature, using ... Keywords: CPU time, Learning vector quantization, Magnetic resonance image segmentation, Mean squared error, Self-organizing map

Wen-Liang Hung; De-Hua Chen; Miin-Shen Yang

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Prostate cancer grading: Gland segmentation and structural features  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we introduce a novel approach to grade prostate malignancy using digitized histopathological specimens of the prostate tissue. Most of the approaches proposed in the literature to address this problem utilize various textural features ... Keywords: Benign, Carcinoma, Gland segmentation, Gleason grading system, Nuclei, Prostate cancer

Kien Nguyen; Bikash Sabata; Anil K. Jain

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Modified Segmental Histogram Equalization for robust speaker verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that when there is an acoustic mismatch between the speech obtained during training and testing the accuracy of speaker recognition systems drastically deteriorates. In this paper we propose Modified Segmental Histogram Equalization ... Keywords: Histogram Equalization, Mismatched conditions, NIST 2000, Speaker verification

Marshalleno Skosan; Daniel Mashao

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

A novel algorithm for segmenting fruit from unorganized point clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes an efficient and robust four-step process to extracting fruit shape from background. At first, point clouds is divided into octree cells by an adaptive subdivision; Second, converting teach octree cell into a splat and approximating ... Keywords: MLS, PCA, covariance analysis, point cloud, segmentation, splat

Hui-jun Yang; Dong-jian He; Zhi-yi Zhang; Xin Wang

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Text segmentation based on document understanding for information retrieval  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Text segmentation based on document understanding for information retrieval Violaine Prince,alexandre.labadie}@lirmm.fr Abstract. Information retrieval needs to match relevant texts with a given query. Selecting appropriate retrieval task is shown. 1 Introduction Information retrieval needs to match relevant texts with a given

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

234

Service Provider Competition: Delay Cost Structure, Segmentation, and Cost Advantage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We model competition between two providers who serve delay-sensitive customers. We compare a generalized delay cost structure, where a customer's delay cost depends on her service valuation, with the traditional additive delay cost structure, where the ... Keywords: delay cost structure, service competition, value-based market segmentation

Maxim Afanasyev; Haim Mendelson

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Generating analyses for detecting faults in path segments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although static bug detectors are extensively applied, there is a cost in using them. One challenge is that static analysis often reports a large number of false positives but little diagnostic information. Also, individual bug detectors need to be built ... Keywords: demand-driven, generate analysis, path segment, specification

Wei Le; Mary Lou Soffa

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Scene segmentation by cluster detection in color spaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ohlander [1] has shown that a variety of scenes can be segmented into meaningful parts by histogramming the values of various point or local properties of the scene; extracting the region whose points gave rise to that peak; and repeating the process ...

B. J. Schacter; L. S. Davis; A. Rosenfeld

1976-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Effective Tag Set Selection in Chinese Word Segmentation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Effective Tag Set Selection in Chinese Word Segmentation via Conditional Random Field Modeling Hai that we consider both feature template selection and tag set selection, instead of feature template as different tag sets are selected. Based on the proposed method, our system gives the state

238

Selectivity Estimation of Window Queries for Line Segment Datasets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Intl. Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management, pages 490--499, Washington, DC, 1993. [11] J 214--221, Washington, DC, 1993. [13] G. Proietti and C. Faloutsos. Accurate modeling of region dataSelectivity Estimation of Window Queries for Line Segment Datasets Guido Proietti 1 Christos

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Selectivity Estimation of Window Queries for Line Segment Datasets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

{499, Washington, DC, 1993. 11] J. Orenstein. Spatial query processing in an object- oriented database system- ples of Database Systems,pages 214{221, Washington, DC, 1993. 13] G. Proietti and C. FaloutsosSelectivity Estimation of Window Queries for Line Segment Datasets Guido Proietti Dept. of Computer

Faloutsos, Christos

240

Segmenting sensor data for activity monitoring in smart environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Within a smart environment, sensors have the ability to perceive changes of the environment itself and can therefore be used to infer high-level information such as activity behaviours. Sensor events collected over a period of time may contain several ... Keywords: Activity detection, Evidential modelling, Smart environments, Time series sensor segmentation

Xin Hong; Chris D. Nugent

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust inside-outside segmentation using generalized winding numbers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solid shapes in computer graphics are often represented with boundary descriptions, e.g. triangle meshes, but animation, physically-based simulation, and geometry processing are more realistic and accurate when explicit volume representations are available. ... Keywords: inside-outside segmentation, tetrahedral meshing, winding number

Alec Jacobson; Ladislav Kavan; Olga Sorkine-Hornung

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Method of making segmented pyrolytic graphite sputtering targets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Anisotropic pyrolytic graphite wafers are oriented and bonded together such that the graphite's high thermal conductivity planes are maximized along the back surface of the segmented pyrolytic graphite target to allow for optimum heat conduction away from the sputter target's sputtering surface and to allow for maximum energy transmission from the target's sputtering surface.

McKernan, Mark A. (Livermore, CA); Alford, Craig S. (Tracy, CA); Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA); Chen, Chih-Wen (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiband segmentation based on a hierarchical Markov model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We develop a new multiscale Markov segmentation model for multiband images. Using quadtree multiple resolution analysis of a multiband image, we use both inter- and intra-scale spatial Markov statistical dependencies. Bayesian inference is used to assess ... Keywords: Bayes factor, Bayes information criterion, Bayesian inference, Generalized Gaussian distribution, Markov random field, Multiband image, Multiresolution, Multiscale, Multispectral image, Quadtree

Christophe Collet; Fionn Murtagh

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacity Planning, Power Quality, Reliability, and Availability for Internet Facilities: Volume 1: Digital Society Evolution, Issues Facing Stakeholders, and E-Commerce Market Segments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This two-volume report discusses the strategic and technical issues related to energy capacity planning, power quality, reliability, and availability for Internet facilities. Volume One describes the digital economy and introduces the power issues facing suppliers and consumers in e-commerce market segments. Volume Two addresses facility characteristics, planning stage questions, defining R & D requirements, and applications issues for Internet facilities.

2000-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

245

Segmented Ultralight Pre-Aligned Rotor for Extreme-Scale Wind Turbines  

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To alleviate the mass-scaling issues associated with conventional upwind rotors of extreme-scale turbines, a downwind rotor concept is proposed which employs fixed blade curvature based on force alignment at rated conditions. For a given peak stress constraint, the reduction in downwind cantilever loads allows reduced shell and spar thickness, and thus a reduced blade mass as compared with a conventional upwind rotor, especially as rotor sizes approach extreme-scales. To quantify this mass reduction, a Finite Element Analysis was conducted for a 10 MW rated rotor based on the NREL offshore 5 MW baseline wind turbine. The results show that this 'pre-alignment' yields a net downstream deflection of 32 deg, a downward hub-pitch angle of 6 deg, a 20% increase in blade length (to maintain the same radius as the conventional blade), and a net mass savings of about 50% through decreased shell and spar thicknesses. The pre-alignment may also allow a more straightforward and efficient segmentation of the blade since shear stresses near joints are substantially reduced. Segmenting, in turn, can dramatically reduce costs associated with fabrication, transport and assembly for extreme-scale off-shore systems. The pre-aligned geometric curvature can also help alleviate tower wake effects on the blades since blade tips (where shadow effects can be most problematic) are shifted downstream where the tower wake is weaker. In addition, the portion of the tower that is upstream of the blade tips can be faired with an externally-rotating aerodynamic shroud. Furthermore, the downwind rotor can allow a floating off-shore tri-pod platform to reduce tower weight and yaw-control requirements. A simple economic analysis of the segmented ultralight pre-aligned rotor (SUPAR) concept suggests that the overall system cost savings can be as much as 25%, indicating that more detailed (numerical and experimental) investigations are warranted.

Loth, E.; Steele, A.; Ichter, B.; Selig, M.; Moriarty, P.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA- 129) Ashe-Marion #2 [Mile 150-157]  

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

7, 2003 7, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA- 129 Ashe-Marion #2 [Mile 150-157] Elizabeth Johnson Natural Resource Specialist- TFR/The Dalles Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Ashe-Marion #2 500 kV transmission line from structure 150/2 through structure 157/7 (reference line). The Buckley-Marion #1 transmission line is also present within the proposed corridor. Right of way width averages 135 feet. Location: The project location is within Wasco County, Oregon near the city of Pine Grove, and is within the Redmond Region. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to remove unwanted vegetation along the right-of-

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Evaluation of nuclear facility decommissioning projects. Three Mile Island Unit 2. Radioactive waste and laundry shipments. Volume 9. Summary status report  

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This document summarizes information concerning radioactive waste and laundry shipments from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 2 to radioactive waste disposal sites and to protective clothing decontamination facilities (laundries) since the loss of coolant accident experienced on March 28, 1979. Data were collected from radioactive shipment records, summarized, and placed in a computerized data information retrieval/manipulation system which permits extraction of specific information. This report covers the period of April 9, 1979 to May 5, 1985. Included in this report are: waste disposal site locations, dose rates, curie content, waste description, container type and number, volumes and weights. This information is presented in two major categories: protective clothing (laundry) and radioactive waste. Each of the waste shipment reports is in chronological order.

Doerge, D. H.; Miller, R. L.; Scotti, K. S.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Quantifying requirements volatility effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an organization operating in the bancassurance sector we identified a low-risk IT subportfolio of 84 IT projects comprising together 16,500 function points, each project varying in size and duration, for which we were able to quantify its requirements ... Keywords: ?-ratio, ?-ratio, Compound monthly growth rate, IT dashboard, IT portfolio management, Quantitative IT portfolio management, Requirements churn, Requirements creep, Requirements metric, Requirements scrap, Requirements volatility, Requirements volatility dashboard, Scope creep, Volatility benchmark, Volatility tolerance factor

G. P. Kulk; C. Verhoef

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Measurements of Plasma Potential Distribution in Segmented Electrode Hall Thruster  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Use of a segmented electrode placed at the Hall thruster exit can substantially reduce the voltage potential drop in the fringing magnetic field outside the thruster channel. In this paper, we investigate the dependence of this effect on thruster operating conditions and segmented electrode configuration. A fast movable emissive probe is used to measure plasma potential in a 1 kW laboratory Hall thruster with semented electrodes made of a graphite material. Relatively small probe-induced perturbations of the thruster discharge in the vicinity of the thruster exit allow a reasonable comparison of the measured results for different thruster configurations. It is shown that the plasma potential distribution is almost not sensitive to changes of the electrode potential, but depends on the magnetic field distribution and the electrode placement.

Y. Raitses; D. Staack; N.J. Fisch

2001-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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B-Spline Active Contours for Fast Video Segmentation  

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Video segmentation is among the most important challenges of video processing and compression (MPEG-4 and MPEG-7). A drawback of classical methods is the computational cost due to the model complexity. In this paper we propose to use a B-Spline parametric contour to implement a region-based active contour segmentation. Hence we get a fast variational method based on active contours with an intrinsic regularizing constraint. More precisely the evolution force follows from the minimization of a region-based criterion. The theory of B-Splines allows analytical computation of the contour curvature at any point. The model complexity is fixed and depends on the desired level of detail. This complexity is highly compared to non parametric methods. We compare our new approach to classical parametric polygon-based methods. We show experiments on real video sequences.

F. Precioso; M. Barlaud

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Statistical Characterization and Segmentation of Drusen in Fundus Images  

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Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease of the retina associated with aging. AMD progression in patients is characterized by drusen, pigmentation changes, and geographic atrophy, which can be seen using fundus imagery. The level of AMD is characterized by standard scaling methods, which can be somewhat subjective in practice. In this work we propose a statistical image processing approach to segment drusen with the ultimate goal of characterizing the AMD progression in a data set of longitudinal images. The method characterizes retinal structures with a statistical model of the colors in the retina image. When comparing the segmentation results of the method between longitudinal images with known AMD progression and those without, the method detects progression in our longitudinal data set with an area under the receiver operating characteristics curve of 0.99.

Santos-Villalobos, Hector J [ORNL; Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Aykac, Deniz [ORNL; Giancardo, Luca [ORNL; Li, Yaquin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Nichols, Trent L [ORNL; Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 5 figs.

Leuer, J.A.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Interactions as Seen by A Segmented Germanium Detector  

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The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is designed for the search for ``neutrinoless double beta decay'' (0-nu-2-beta) with germanium detectors enriched in Ge76. An 18-fold segmented prototype detector for GERDA Phase II was exposed to an AmBe neutron source to improve the understanding of neutron induced backgrounds. Neutron interactions with the germanium isotopes themselves and in the surrounding materials were studied. Segment information is used to identify neutron induced peaks in the recorded energy spectra. The Geant4 based simulation package MaGe is used to simulate the experiment. Though many photon peaks from germanium isotopes excited by neutrons are correctly described by Geant4, some physics processes were identified as being incorrectly treated or even missing.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kroeninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

254

Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented.

Leuer, James A. (Encinitas, CA)

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Design of statistical measures for the assessment of image segmentation schemes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Image segmentation is discussed for years in numerous papers, but assessing its quality is mainly dealt with in recent works. Quality assessment is a primary concern for anyone working towards better segmentation tools. It both helps to objectively improve ...

Marc Van Droogenbroeck; Olivier Barnich

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A PROBABILISTIC SEGMENTATION METHOD FOR IVUS Gerardo Mendizabal-Ruiz, Mariano Rivera and Ioannis A.  

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A PROBABILISTIC SEGMENTATION METHOD FOR IVUS IMAGES Gerardo Mendizabal-Ruiz, Mariano Rivera segmentation method for IVUS images Gerardo Mendizabal-Ruiz CIMAT egerardo@cimat.mx Mariano Rivera CIMAT

Rivera, Mariano

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Binary Segmentation of Video Sequences in Real Time Francisco J. HernandezLopez and Mariano Rivera  

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Binary Segmentation of Video Sequences in Real Time Francisco J. Hernandez­Lopez and Mariano Rivera [8, 9]. Francisco Hernandez-Lopez and Mariano Rivera, Binary Segmentation of Video Sequences in Real

Rivera, Mariano

258

PEO-containing copolymers as polyurethane soft segments in the development of high performance materials  

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Silk-inspired segmented polyurethanes containing flexible, hydrophilic segments with crystalline and liquid crystalline moieties were developed to mimic the hierarchical morphology of the continuous domain in and the ...

James-Korley, LaShanda Teresa

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposing Changes to the Number of Required Operable Main Steam Safety  

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By letter dated September 24, 2010 (Reference 1), Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon), requested an amendment to the Technical Specifications (TS) for Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI, Unit 1) to revise TS 3.4.1.2.3 to allow up to two (2) Main Steam Safety Valves (MSSVs) per steam generator to be inoperable with no required reduction in power level, and to revise the required maximum overpower trip setpoints for any additional inoperable MSSVs. The USNRC staff formally requested additional information on February 14, 2011 (Reference 2)

Power Inoperable; Main Steam; Safety Valves September

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GPU-based relative fuzzy connectedness image segmentation  

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Purpose:Recently, clinical radiological research and practice are becoming increasingly quantitative. Further, images continue to increase in size and volume. For quantitative radiology to become practical, it is crucial that image segmentation algorithms and their implementations are rapid and yield practical run time on very large data sets. The purpose of this paper is to present a parallel version of an algorithm that belongs to the family of fuzzy connectedness (FC) algorithms, to achieve an interactive speed for segmenting large medical image data sets. Methods: The most common FC segmentations, optimizing an Script-Small-L {sub {infinity}}-based energy, are known as relative fuzzy connectedness (RFC) and iterative relative fuzzy connectedness (IRFC). Both RFC and IRFC objects (of which IRFC contains RFC) can be found via linear time algorithms, linear with respect to the image size. The new algorithm, P-ORFC (for parallel optimal RFC), which is implemented by using NVIDIA's Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) platform, considerably improves the computational speed of the above mentioned CPU based IRFC algorithm. Results: Experiments based on four data sets of small, medium, large, and super data size, achieved speedup factors of 32.8 Multiplication-Sign , 22.9 Multiplication-Sign , 20.9 Multiplication-Sign , and 17.5 Multiplication-Sign , correspondingly, on the NVIDIA Tesla C1060 platform. Although the output of P-ORFC need not precisely match that of IRFC output, it is very close to it and, as the authors prove, always lies between the RFC and IRFC objects. Conclusions: A parallel version of a top-of-the-line algorithm in the family of FC has been developed on the NVIDIA GPUs. An interactive speed of segmentation has been achieved, even for the largest medical image data set. Such GPU implementations may play a crucial role in automatic anatomy recognition in clinical radiology.

Zhuge Ying; Ciesielski, Krzysztof C.; Udupa, Jayaram K.; Miller, Robert W. [Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States); Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States) and Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor  

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An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The opposed segmented rail circuit is either a plurality of similar conductive coils that are shorted, or a plurality of ladders formed of opposed conductive bars connected by a plurality of spaced conductors. In each embodiment, the conductors are preferably cables formed from a plurality of intertwined insulated wires to carry current evenly.

Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM); Cowan, Jr., Maynard (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of making segmented pyrolytic graphite sputtering targets  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Anisotropic pyrolytic graphite wafers are oriented and bonded together such that the graphite's high thermal conductivity planes are maximized along the back surface of the segmented pyrolytic graphite target to allow for optimum heat conduction away from the sputter target's sputtering surface and to allow for maximum energy transmission from the target's sputtering surface. 2 figures.

McKernan, M.A.; Alford, C.S.; Makowiecki, D.M.; Chen, C.W.

1994-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

263

Assessment of Grid Reliability Benefits and Transfer Gains with Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developments in the electric power industry have accentuated the need to resolve problems caused by certain limitations inherent to ac transmission, including inadvertent (parallel and loop) flows, stability and voltage constraints limiting total transfer capability (TTC), the propagation of disturbances capable of producing system separations and cascading outages, limited power densities on rights-of-way, and difficulties in achieving coordinated transmission planning. Segmenting a grid by breaking it ...

2009-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic segmentation of histological structures in mammary gland tissue sections  

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Real-time three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of epithelial structures in human mammary gland tissue blocks mapped with selected markers would be an extremely helpful tool for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment planning. Besides its clear clinical application, this tool could also shed a great deal of light on the molecular basis of breast cancer initiation and progression. In this paper we present a framework for real-time segmentation of epithelial structures in two-dimensional (2D) images of sections of normal and neoplastic mammary gland tissue blocks. Complete 3D rendering of the tissue can then be done by surface rendering of the structures detected in consecutive sections of the blocks. Paraffin embedded or frozen tissue blocks are first sliced, and sections are stained with Hematoxylin and Eosin. The sections are then imaged using conventional bright field microscopy and their background is corrected using a phantom image. We then use the Fast-Marching algorithm to roughly extract the contours of the different morphological structures in the images. The result is then refined with the Level-Set method which converges to an accurate (sub-pixel) solution for the segmentation problem. Finally, our system stacks together the 2D results obtained in order to reconstruct a 3D representation of the entire tissue block under study. Our method is illustrated with results from the segmentation of human and mouse mammary gland tissue samples.

Fernandez-Gonzalez, Rodrigo; Deschamps, Thomas; Idica, Adam K.; Malladi, Ravikanth; Ortiz de Solorzano, Carlos

2004-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Unsupervised Learning of Probabilistic Object Models (POMs) for Object Classification, Segmentation and Recognition using Knowledge Propagation  

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segmentation. In: ECCV (2). 4. Fukushima, K. : Neocognitron:design dates back to Fukushimas Neocognitron [4]. Recently,

Chen, Yuanhao; Zhu, Long Leo; Yuille, Alan; Zhang, Hongjiang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional multiphase segmentation of X-ray CT data of porous materials using a Bayesian Markov random field framework  

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Advancements in noninvasive imaging methods such as X-ray computed tomography (CT) have led to a recent surge of applications in porous media research with objectives ranging from theoretical aspects of pore-scale fluid and interfacial dynamics to practical applications such as enhanced oil recovery and advanced contaminant remediation. While substantial efforts and resources have been devoted to advance CT technology, microscale analysis, and fluid dynamics simulations, the development of efficient and stable three-dimensional multiphase image segmentation methods applicable to large data sets is lacking. To eliminate the need for wet-dry or dual-energy scans, image alignment, and subtraction analysis, commonly applied in X-ray micro-CT, a segmentation method based on a Bayesian Markov random field (MRF) framework amenable to true three-dimensional multiphase processing was developed and evaluated. Furthermore, several heuristic and deterministic combinatorial optimization schemes required to solve the labeling problem of the MRF image model were implemented and tested for computational efficiency and their impact on segmentation results. Test results for three grayscale data sets consisting of dry glass beads, partially saturated glass beads, and partially saturated crushed tuff obtained with synchrotron X-ray micro-CT demonstrate great potential of the MRF image model for three-dimensional multiphase segmentation. While our results are promising and the developed algorithm is stable and computationally more efficient than other commonly applied porous media segmentation models, further potential improvements exist for fully automated operation.

Kulkarni, Ramaprasad; Tuller, Markus; Fink, Wolfgang; Wildschild, Dorthe (Oregon State U.); (Ariz)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

267

Medical image segmentation using cooccurrence matrix based texture features calculated on weighted region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improvement of texture based 2D or 3D image segmentation method is proposed, aimed at medical image analysis. Segmentation of organs or disease diagnosing is the targetted problem. Features based on cooccurrence matrix are studied. A new approach ... Keywords: 3D image analysis, Haralick features, bioinformatics, cooccurrence matrix, image segmentation, medical image analysis, texture features

Ludvik Tesar; Daniel Smutek; Akinobu Shimizu; Hidefume Kobatake

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixing of miscible liquids in gas-segmented serpentine channels Hakan Dogan a  

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Mixing of miscible liquids in gas-segmented serpentine channels Hakan Dogan a , Selman Nas b July 2009 Accepted 16 July 2009 Available online 22 July 2009 Keywords: Segmented gas-liquid flow of miscible liquids in gas-segmented serpentine channels is studied computationally in a two

Muradoglu, Metin

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Axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flow: Effects of alternating channel curvature  

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Axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flow: Effects of alternating channel curvature Metin of channel curvature on the axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flows are studied computationally.1063/1.3531742 I. INTRODUCTION Segmented gas-liquid flow also known as Taylor flow has been studied extensively

Muradoglu, Metin

270

Remote sensing image segmentation by active queries Devis Tuia a,n  

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Remote sensing image segmentation by active queries Devis Tuia a,n , Jordi Mun~oz-Mari´ b , Gustavo Multiscale image segmentation Remote sensing Hyperspectral imagery Multispectral imagery a b s t r a c- istics in a compact way. For remote sensing image segmentation, the selected samples are the most

Camps-Valls, Gustavo

271

Segmentation of female pelvic organs in axial magnetic resonance images using coupled geometric deformable models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The segmentation of pelvic structures in magnetic resonance (MR) images of the female pelvic cavity is a challenging task. This paper proposes the use of three novel geometric deformable models to segment the bladder, vagina and rectum in axial MR images. ... Keywords: Bladder, Image segmentation, Imaging appearance, Level set, Prior shape knowledge, Rectum, Vagina

Zhen Ma; Renato M. Natal Jorge; Teresa Mascarenhas; JoO Manuel R. S. Tavares

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

The Researches of Microscopic Image Segmentation and Recognition on the Cancer Cells Fallen into Peritoneal Effusion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: Auto-segmentation of cell is one of the most interesting segmentation problems due to the complex nature of the cell tissues and to the inherent problems of video microscopic image. Objects, which are variant, narrow range of gray levels, non-random ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, computer-aided diagnosis, cell image segmentation, cell image recognition, peritoneal effusion

Hongyuan Wang; Shenggen Zeng; Chengang Yu; Xiaogang Wang; Deshen Xia

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Segment-Based Map Building Using Enhanced Adaptive Fuzzy Clustering Algorithm for Mobile Robot Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a technique for on-line segment-based map building in an unknown indoor environment from sonar sensor observations. The world model is represented with two-dimensional line segments. The information obtained by the ultrasonic ... Keywords: fuzzy clustering, mobile robots, noise clustering, segment-based map building

Y. L. Ip; A. B. Rad; K. M. Chow; Y. K. Wong

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Segmentation of images with separating layers by fuzzy c-means and convex optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is concerned with the segmentation of two- and three-dimensional images containing separated layers. We tackle this problem by combining the fuzzy c-means algorithm with recently developed convex multi-class segmentation algorithms, where ... Keywords: ADMM, Convex optimization, Fuzzy-c means, Materials with layers, Segmentation, TV-functional

B. Shafei; G. Steidl

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Character segmentation and retrieval for learning support system of Japanese historical books  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a character segmentation and retrieval method for a learning support system that analyzes digitized Japanese historical woodblock printed books. The proposed system detects text lines, segments characters, and retrieves similar characters ... Keywords: Japanese historical book, character retrieval, character segmentation, learning support system, woodblock printed book

Chulapong Panichkriangkrai, Liang Li, Kozaburo Hachimura

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

A survey of prostate segmentation methodologies in ultrasound, magnetic resonance and computed tomography images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Prostate segmentation is a challenging task, and the challenges significantly differ from one imaging modality to another. Low contrast, speckle, micro-calcifications and imaging artifacts like shadow poses serious challenges to accurate prostate segmentation ... Keywords: CT images, MR images, Prostate gland segmentation methods, TRUS images

Soumya Ghose; Arnau Oliver; Robert Mart; Xavier Llad; Joan C. Vilanova; Jordi Freixenet; Jhimli Mitra; DSir Sidib; Fabrice Meriaudeau

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Signal segmentation using changing regression models with application in seismic engineering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The change detection and segmentation methods have gained considerable attention in scientific research and appear to be the central issue in various application areas. The objective of the paper is to present a segmentation method, based on maximum ... Keywords: Change detection, Data segmentation, MAP estimator, Monte Carlo simulation, Seismic signal processing

Theodor D. Popescu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Abstract --Image segmentation plays an important role in medical image processing. The aim of conventional hard  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of conventional hard segmentation methods is to assign a unique label to each voxel. However, due to the limited (PV) effect. Using the hard segmentation methods, the PV effect can substantially decrease evaluation. Results demonstrated that a hard segmentation method would loss a significant amount of details

279

An adaptive approach for online segmentation of multi-dimensional mobile data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With increasing availability of mobile sensing devices including smartphones, online mobile data segmentation becomes an important topic in reconstructing and understanding mobile data. Traditional approaches like online time series segmentation either ... Keywords: adaptive model creation, feature selection, mobile data mining, online segmentation

Tian Guo; Zhixian Yan; Karl Aberer

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Simultaneous Segmentation and Pose Estimation of Humans Using Dynamic Graph Cuts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel algorithm for performing integrated segmentation and 3D pose estimation of a human body from multiple views. Unlike other state of the art methods which focus on either segmentation or ... Keywords: Energy minimization, Pose estimation, Segmentation

Pushmeet Kohli; Jonathan Rihan; Matthieu Bray; Philip H. Torr

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic segmentation of the left ventricle cavity and myocardium in MRI data  

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A novel approach for the automatic segmentation has been developed to extract the epi-cardium and endo-cardium boundaries of the left ventricle (lv) of the heart. The developed segmentation scheme takes multi-slice and multi-phase magnetic resonance ... Keywords: Clustering, Left ventricle, Level-set, MRI, Myocardium, Segmentation

M. Lynch; O. Ghita; P. F. Whelan

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Functional Segmentation of Renal DCE-MRI Sequences Using Vector Quantization Algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, segmentation of internal kidney structures like cortex, medulla and cavities is essential for functional assessment. To avoid fastidious and time-consuming manual segmentation, semi-automatic methods ... Keywords: Biomedical image processing, Biomedical magnetic resonance imaging, Clustering methods, Image segmentation, Image sequence analysis, Vector quantization

Batrice Chevaillier; Damien Mandry; Jean-Luc Collette; Michel Claudon; Marie-Agns Galloy; Olivier Pietquin

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEART SEGMENTATION WITH AN ITERATIVE CHAN-VESE OLIVIER ROUSSEAU, YVES BOURGAULT  

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HEART SEGMENTATION WITH AN ITERATIVE CHAN-VESE ALGORITHM OLIVIER ROUSSEAU, YVES BOURGAULT Abstract. This paper presents 2D and 3D applications of the Chan-Vese model to heart and trachea segmentation. We is to segment the heart muscle from high resolution CT scans of the thorax and to produce meshes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Part 5. Chapter 9 Segment-specific graphical modeling of the e-commerce market Segment-specific graphical modeling of the e-commerce market  

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of the structure and characteristics of specific segments that are not obvious in the visual inspection. Alternatively (Dawid, 1979), XiXj | Xk if the joint density ( ) (

Lisboa, Paulo

285

TVDG Training Requirements  

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Training Requirements TVDG Training Requirements information is now located at: http:www.bnl.govuserscenterTrainingtandem.asp. You will automatically be taken to the new...

286

BER Requirements Review 2012  

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About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network Requirements...

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ASCR Requirements Review 2012  

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About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network Requirements...

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Retina Lesion and Microaneurysm Segmentation using Morphological Reconstruction Methods with Ground-Truth Data  

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In this work we report on a method for lesion segmentation based on the morphological reconstruction methods of Sbeh et. al. We adapt the method to include segmentation of dark lesions with a given vasculature segmentation. The segmentation is performed at a variety of scales determined using ground-truth data. Since the method tends to over-segment imagery, ground-truth data was used to create post-processing filters to separate nuisance blobs from true lesions. A sensitivity and specificity of 90% of classification of blobs into nuisance and actual lesion was achieved on two data sets of 86 images and 1296 images.

Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Govindaswamy, Priya [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Abramoff, M.D. [University of Iowa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Retina Lesion and Microaneurysm Segmentation using Morphological Reconstruction Methods with Ground-Truth Data  

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In this work we report on a method for lesion segmentation based on the morphological reconstruction methods of Sbeh et. al. We adapt the method to include segmentation of dark lesions with a given vasculature segmentation. The segmentation is performed at a variety of scales determined using ground-truth data. Since the method tends to over-segment imagery, ground-truth data was used to create post-processing filters to separate nuisance blobs from true lesions. A sensitivity and specificity of 90% of classification of blobs into nuisance and actual lesion was achieved on two data sets of 86 images and 1296 images.

Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [ORNL; Muthusamy Govindasamy, Vijaya Priya [ORNL

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

HAN System Security Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report, "Home Area Network (HAN) Security Requirements," identifies and discusses the key cyber security requirements for different interfaces of HAN-based systems. These cyber security requirements for HAN interfaces are derived from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "Catalog of Control Systems Security," which provides an excellent checklist of general security requirements.

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

291

Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA - 128 - Olympia-Satsop #3 [Mile1-6]  

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

6, 2003 6, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA- 128 - Olympia-Satsop #3 [Mile 1-6] James Jellison Natural Resource Specialist - TFO/Olympia Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Olympia-Satsop #3 230 kV transmission line corridor (reference line) from structure 1/1 through structure 6/1 and between structures 8/3 and 8/4. Other lines which are present in the proposed corridor are the Paul-Satsop #1 500 kV, Olympia-Satsop #2 500 kV, Olympia-South Elma #1 115 kV, Olympia-Kitsap #3 230 kV, Olympia-Shelton #3 230 kV, Olympia-Shelton #4 230 kV, and Olympia-Shelton #1 115 kV. Right of way width averages 615 feet. Location: The project location is within Thurston County, Washington and is within the

292

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles - PHEV Modeling - Component Requirement  

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Requirement Definition for PHEVs Requirement Definition for PHEVs One of the main objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle R&D Plan (2.2Mb pdf) is to "determine component development requirements" through simulation analysis. PSAT has been used to design and evaluate a series of PHEVs to define the requirements of different components, focusing on the energy storage system's power and energy. Several vehicle classes (including midsize car, crossover SUV and midsize SUV) and All Electric Range (AER from 10 to 40 miles) were considered. The preliminary simulations were performed at Argonne using a pre-transmission parallel hybrid configuration with an energy storage system sized to run the Urban Dynanometer Driving Schedule (UDDS) in electric mode. Additional powertrain configurations and sizing algorithm are currently being considered. Trade-off studies are being performed as ways to achieve some level of performance while easing requirements on one area or another. As shown in the figure below, the FreedomCAR Energy Storage Technical Team selected a short term and a long term All Electric Range (AER) goals based on several vehicle simulations.

293

Three Mile Island Generating Station  

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ii TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Executive Summary................................................................................................................ 1 II. Introduction............................................................................................................................. 3 III. Exercise Overview.............................................................................................................. 6

Technological Hazards Branch

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Requirement-Reviews.pptx  

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Published 3 h%p:www.nersc.govsciencerequirements---reviews final---reports * Compurequirements f or 20132014 * Execurequirements * Case s...

295

Collaborative Requirements Engineering Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... dependencies, safety, and environmental requirements) is essential to the ... Construction, and Operation of Constructed Facilities, March 2012. ...

2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

296

Allocating Reserve Requirements (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation provides an overview of present and possible future ways to allocate and assign benefits for reserve requirements.

Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.; King, J.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Emergency Medical Treatment Required  

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Emergency Medical Treatment Required Non-Emergency Medical Treatment Required If possible, get help present if possible OptaComp will complete the "First Report of Injury or Illness" and authorize medical Investigation Report" to Environmental Health & Safety within 48 hours Emergency Medical Treatment Required

Weston, Ken

298

FES Science Network Requirements  

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FES Science Network Requirements Report of the Fusion Energy Sciences Network Requirements Workshop Conducted March 13 and 14, 2008 #12;FES Science Network Requirements Workshop Fusion Energy Sciences Program Office, DOE Office of Science Energy Sciences Network Gaithersburg, MD ­ March 13 and 14, 2008 ESnet

Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

299

PIT Coating Requirements Analysis  

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This study identifies the applicable requirements for procurement and installation of a coating intended for tank farm valve and pump pit interior surfaces. These requirements are intended to be incorporated into project specification documents and design media. This study also evaluates previously recommended coatings and identifies requirement-compliant coating products.

MINTEER, D.J.

2000-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

300

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements for Graduate Study  

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required reports. Such a candidate may, for a nominal fee and with the approval of his/her graduate advisor://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees/ There is a $50.00 nonrefundable application fee. Applicants are advised to carefully review the program a bachelor's degree. Test Scores (GMAT, GRE) Standardized test scores must be official and reported directly

O'Toole, Alice J.

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DOE Launches First Segment of its Next-Generation Nationwide Network to  

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First Segment of its Next-Generation Nationwide First Segment of its Next-Generation Nationwide Network to Support Scientific Research Efforts DOE Launches First Segment of its Next-Generation Nationwide Network to Support Scientific Research Efforts May 30, 2007 - 1:24pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC- The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science and Internet2 announced today that the first segment of a next-generation, nationwide network has gone live, marking a key step in significantly upgrading networking services to thousands of scientific researchers across the country and around the world. The first complete national ring of DOE's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet4) will be rolled out segment by segment from the east coast to the west coast and is expected to be fully operational by September, 2007.

302

Recent United States and International Experiences in Reactor Vessel and Internals Segmentation  

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The segmentation of reactor vessels and internals is one of the most challenging tasks in nuclear power plant decommissioning. Many experiences, lessons learned, and best practices have been gained through the execution of the first few reactor vessel and internals segmentation projects. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) previously documented the experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and technologies used in decommissioning reactor vessel and internals segmentation projects in the Unit...

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

303

Turbine stator vane segment having internal cooling circuits  

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A turbine stator vane includes outer and inner walls each having outer and inner chambers and a vane extending between the outer and inner walls. The vane includes first, second, third, fourth and fifth cavities for flowing a cooling medium. The cooling medium enters the outer chamber of the outer wall, flows through an impingement plate for impingement cooling of the outer band wall defining in part the hot gas path and through openings in the first, second and fourth cavities for flow radially inwardly, cooling the vane. The spent cooling medium flows into the inner wall and inner chamber for flow through an impingement plate radially outwardly to cool the inner wall. The spent cooling medium flows through the third cavity for egress from the turbine vane segment from the outer wall. The first, second or third cavities contain inserts having impingement openings for impingement cooling of the vane walls. The fifth cavity provides air cooling for the trailing edge.

Jones, Raymond Joseph (Oxford, MA); Burns, James Lee (Schenectady, NY); Bojappa, Parvangada Ganapathy (Simpsonville, SC); Jones, Schotsch Margaret (Greer, SC)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Flow field design development using the segmented cell approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We report on fuel cell flow-field development employing two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (2-D CFD). Simulation of the flow distribution of a parallel channel flow-field, with a simple one-channel manifold, predicted inhomogeneous performance distribution within the cell. Further modeling, focusing on modification of the inlet and outlet flow fields, was used to predict a more homogeneous flow distribution in the flow-field. Attempts were made to verify the theoretical predictions experimentally by application of the segmented cell system. Measurements of the current distribution and CO transient response supported the 2-D CFD predictions. However, the margin of error between predicted and experimental results was considered insufficient to be of practical use. Future work will involve the evaluation of 3-D CFD to achieve the appropriate level of accuracy.

Bender, G. (Guido); Ramsey, J. C. (John C.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Application analysis of solar total energy systems to the residential sector. Volume II, energy requirements. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project analyzed the application of solar total energy systems to appropriate segments of the residential sector and determined their market penetration potential. This volume covers the work done on energy requirements definition and includes the following: (1) identification of the single-family and multi-family market segments; (2) regionalization of the United States; (3) electrical and thermal load requirements, including time-dependent profiles; (4) effect of conservation measures on energy requirements; and (5) verification of simulated load data with real data.

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1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

2D object segmentation and matching using B-spline model.  

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??Including: 2 parts. This is part b. This thesis presents a research work on object segmentation and matching using a Bspline model. The B-spline is (more)

Wang, Yue.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

2D object segmentation and matching using B-spline model.  

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??Including: 2 parts. This is part a. This thesis presents a research work on object segmentation and matching using a Bspline model. The B-spline is (more)

Wang, Yue.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Study of the Behaviour of LSCM Anode Composites in a Segmented ...  

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Symposium, Energy Conversion/Fuel Cells. Presentation Title, Study of the Behaviour of LSCM Anode Composites in a Segmented Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.

309

Geographic information systems and spatial analysis of market segmentation for community banks.  

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??The purpose of this research was to determine the value of incorporating consumer behavioral datasets, specifically lifestyle market segmentation, into traditional site selection and location (more)

Parrish, Jason S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Crop to wild introgression in lettuce: following the fate of crop genome segments in backcross populations  

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article as: Uwimana et al. : Crop to wild introgression infollowing the fate of crop genome segments in backcrossto the wild parent reduces the crop genome content in amount

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Calculation of the parameters of the X-ray diffraction station with adaptive segmented optics on the side beam from the wiggler of the Sibir'-2 storage ring  

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The mounting of an X-ray diffraction station on the side beam of a 19-pole superconducting wiggler makes it possible not only to use the central synchrotron radiation beam with a wavelength of 0.5 Angstrom-Sign , but also to solve problems requiring softer X rays at a synchrotron radiation (SR) intensity exceeding that for the beams from the bending magnet. A numerical simulation of the formation of photon beams from a source and their transmission through the elements of the station (and through the station as a whole) allows one to calculate the parameters of the station, compare it with the existing analogs, determine its potential and actual efficiency of its elements, and estimate the adjustment quality. A numerical simulation of the SR source on the side beam from the wiggler and the focusing channel (segmented condenser mirror, monochromator with sagittal focusing by the segmented second crystal, and segmented focusing mirror) has been performed. The sizes of the focus and the divergence of rays in it are determined with allowance for the finite sizes of segments. The intensity of radiation with a wavelength {lambda} = 1.0 Angstrom-Sign in the focus is determined taking into account the loss in the SR extraction channel and in the focusing channel. The values of the critical wavelength for the side beam from the wiggler and the wavelength resolution are calculated. The intensities in the X-ray diffraction pattern and its angular resolution are found.

Molodenskii, D. S.; Kheiker, D. M., E-mail: kheiker@ns.crys.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Korchuganov, V. N. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation); Konoplev, E. E. [NPO Luch (Russian Federation); Dorovatovskii, P. V. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

Mandatory Supervisory Training Requirements  

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

Mandatory Supervisory Training Requirements Mandatory Supervisory Training Requirements All DOE supervisors, managers, and executives will comply with mandatory supervisory training requirements (5 CFR 412; 5 CFR 315.801; 5 CFR 315.901; DOE O 360.1; and DOE O 320.1): * New supervisors: 80 hours of supervisory training, with 40 hours required to be completed during the supervisory probationary period. * Experienced supervisors: minimum of 8 hours of supervisory training each year. The Office of Learning and Workforce Development has developed an inventory of training and developmental activities that will meet the supervisory training requirements. The DOE courses Supervisory Essentials (32 hours) and Navigating the Federal Hiring Process (8 hours) are required to fulfill the first year 40-hour training

313

Public Safety Network Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... need excellent situational awareness in order to do their jobs effectively. ... performance requirements as shown in Figure 2. This analysis was used ...

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

314

Management requirements for accreditation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... handbook, shall be defined in the quality manual. ... It is a fundamental requirement that the results ... NIST Handbook 150 (and ISO/IEC 17025) details ...

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

315

CCI: Program Requirements  

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Your Arrival Your First Day Weekly Activities Program Requirements Checkout FAQ The DOE WDTS site has comprehensive information on Participant Obligations. Consult that site for...

316

New Employee Training Requirements  

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

All New Employees New Supervisors New Employee Training Requirements Welcome to Berkeley Lab We value you and the talents that you bring to our workplace. The training listed...

317

Public Safety Network Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Usage scenario. ... imposed by public safety applications and usage scenarios is key in ... requirements as shown in Figure 2. This analysis was used as ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

318

ASCR Science Network Requirements  

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ASCR Science Network Requirements Office of AdvancedScientific Computing Research, DOE Office of ScienceEnergy Sciences Network Gaithersburg, MD April 15 and 16,

Dart, Eli

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

DOE/EIS-0285/SA-133: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS Hanford-Ostrander [Mile 126/1-146/4] (3/20/03)  

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

0, 2003 0, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-133 Hanford-Ostrander [Mile 126/1-146/4] Elizabeth Johnson Natural Resource Specialist- TFR/The Dalles Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Hanford-Ostrander Corridor from structure 126/1 through structure 146/4. Right of way width averages 312 feet. Location: The project location is within Skamania County, Washington. The project commences to the west of the White Salmon River and proceeds in a westerly directly for approximately 20 miles. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to remove unwanted vegetation along the right-of-

320

Integrated Management Requirements mapping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document contains five appendices documenting how Sandia implemented the DOE Conduct of Operations (5480.19) and DOE Quality Assurance (5700.6C) orders. It provides a mapping of the Sandia integrated requirements to the specific requirements of each Order and a mapping to Sandia's approved program for implementing the Conduct of Operations Order.

Holmes, J.T.; Andrews, N.S.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tubular Surface Evolution for Segmentation of the Cingulum Bundle From DW-MRI  

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Tubular Surface Evolution for Segmentation of the Cingulum Bundle From DW-MRI Vandana Mohan1 Diffusion-Weighted Imagery (DW-MRI) of the brain. The CB is a tube-like structure in the brain, but vary globally. Standard region-based segmentation tech- niques adapted to DW-MRI are not suitable here

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

322

Bayesian inference for multiband image segmentation via model-based cluster trees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the problem of multiband image clustering and segmentation. We propose a new methodology for doing this, called model-based cluster trees. This is grounded in model-based clustering, which bases inference on finite mixture models estimated ... Keywords: Bayesian model, Clustering, Hyperspectral, Information criterion, Information fusion, Ising, Markov model, Multiband, Multichannel, Multispectral, Potts, Quantization, Segmentation

Fionn Murtagh; Adrian E. Raftery; Jean-Luc Starck

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Agentification of Markov model-based segmentation: Application to magnetic resonance brain scans  

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Objective: Markov random field (MRF) models have been traditionally applied to the task of robust-to-noise image segmentation. Most approaches estimate MRF parameters on the whole image via a global expectation-maximization (EM) procedure. The resulting ... Keywords: Distributed expectation maximization, Magnetic resonance brain scan segmentation, Markov random field, Medical imaging, Multiagents system

Benoit Scherrer; Michel Dojat; Florence Forbes; Catherine Garbay

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

A computational study of axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flow Metin Muradoglua  

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A computational study of axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flow Metin Muradoglua Department-dimensional gas-liquid flow is studied computationally using a finite-volume/front-tracking method. The effects models. © 2007 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2750295 I. INTRODUCTION Segmented gas-liquid

Muradoglu, Metin

325

Classification of coal images by a multi-scale segmentation techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes development of an automated and efficient technique for classifying different major maceral groups within polished coal blocks. Coal utilisation processes can be significantly affected by the distribution of macerals in the feed ... Keywords: coal images classification, computational complexity, image classification, image segmentation, maceral groups, multi-scale segmentation techniques, pixel values, polished coal blocks, probability, statistical model, transition distribution

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Image segmentation using quadtree-based similarity graph and normalized cut  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The graph cuts in image segmentation have been widely used in recent years because it regards the problem of image partitioning as a graph partitioning issue, a well-known problem in graph theory. The normalized cut approach uses spectral graph properties ... Keywords: graph partitioning, image segmentation, quadtree, spectral graph

Marco Antonio Garcia De Carvalho; Anselmo Castelo Branco Ferreira; Andr Luis Costa

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Registration and interactive planar segmentation for stereo images of polyhedral scenes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce a two-step iterative segmentation and registration method to find coplanar surfaces among stereo images of a polyhedral environment. The novelties of this paper are: (i) to propose a user-defined initialization easing the image matching ... Keywords: Color, Coplanarity, Interactive computer vision, Registration, Segmentation, Stereo

Javier Flavio Vigueras; Mariano Rivera

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Jaw tissues segmentation in dental 3D CT images using fuzzy-connectedness and morphological processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The success of oral surgery is subject to accurate advanced planning. In order to properly plan for dental surgery or a suitable implant placement, it is necessary an accurate segmentation of the jaw tissues: the teeth, the cortical bone, the trabecular ... Keywords: Automatic computer-aided surgery, Fuzzy connectedness, Inferior alveolar nerve, Jaw tissue segmentation/reconstruction

Roberto LlorNs; Valery Naranjo; Fernando LPez; Mariano AlcaIz

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Implementing automatic spot addressing and contour based segmentation in microarray image analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DNA microarrays have become a widely used technique by geneticists to diagnose or treat diseases through gene expression. The process of analysis gene expression with DNA microarrays is based on the hybridization of a tissue's DNA sequence into a substrate ... Keywords: DNA microarrays, contour segmentation, edge detection, image processing, segmentation, spot addressing

Alexandra Oliveros; Miguel Sotaquir

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Automatic segmentation of non-enhancing brain tumors in magnetic resonance images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tumor segmentation from magnetic resonance (MR) images may aid in tumor treatment by tracking the progress of tumor growth and/or shrinkage. In this paper we present the first automatic segmentation method which separates non-enhancing brain tumors from ... Keywords: Automatic tissue classification, Fuzzy clustering, Image processing, MRI, Non-enhancing brain tumors

Lynn M Fletcher-Heath; Lawrence O Hall; Dmitry B Goldgof; F.Reed Murtagh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Segmentation of nerve bundles and ganglia in spine MRI using particle filters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic segmentation of spinal nerve bundles that originate within the dural sac and exit the spinal canal is important for diagnosis and surgical planning. The variability in intensity, contrast, shape and direction of nerves seen in high resolution ... Keywords: nerve bundles, particle filter, segmentation, tracking

Adrian Dalca; Giovanna Danagoulian; Ron Kikinis; Ehud Schmidt; Polina Golland

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Global structure constrained local shape prior estimation for medical image segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Organ shape plays an important role in clinical diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment evaluation. Shape modeling is a critical factor affecting the performance of deformable model based segmentation methods for organ shape extraction. In most existing ... Keywords: Manifold assumption, Manifold learning, Medical image segmentation, Target-oriented shape modeling

Pingkun Yan, Wuxia Zhang, Baris Turkbey, Peter L. Choyke, Xuelong Li

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Actin filament segmentation using spatiotemporal active- surface and active-contour models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce a novel algorithm for actin filament segmentation in a 2D TIRFM image sequence. We treat the 2D time-lapse sequence as a 3D image volume and propose an over-grown active surface model to segment the body of a filament on all slices simultaneously. ...

Hongsheng Li; Tian Shen; Dimitrios Vavylonis; Xiaolei Huang

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Geometric Approach to Hole Segmentation and Hole Closing in 3D Volumetric Objects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hole segmentation (or hole filling) and hole closing in 3D volumetric objects, visualised in tomographic images, has many potential applications in material science and medicine. On the other hand there is no algorithm for hole segmentation in 3D volumetric ...

Marcin Janaszewski; Michel Couprie; Laurent Babout

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A Similarity Measure Between Fuzzy Regions to Obtain a Hierarchy of Fuzzy Image Segmentations  

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. in their characteristics. This idea involves the conjunction of both values, which in the Fuzzy Logic field directly lead multiscale graph theory based segmentation of color images," in Pattern Recognition, 2006. ICPR 2006. 18th theory based region merg- ing for robust image segmentation," Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, pp

Granada, Universidad de

336

3D human posture segmentation by spectral clustering with surface normal constraint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a new algorithm for partitioning human posture represented by 3D point clouds sampled from the surface of human body. The algorithm is formed as a constrained extension of the recently developed segmentation method, spectral ... Keywords: 3D human posture segmentation, Constrained spectral clustering

Jun Cheng; Maoying Qiao; Wei Bian; Dacheng Tao

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Phase Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented  

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Phase Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented Detector A Dissertation Contrast Microscopy with Soft and Hard X-rays Using a Segmented Detector by Benjamin Hornberger Doctor. In the hard x-ray range (multi-keV), the main focus lies on trace ele- ment mapping by x-ray fluorescence

338

3D vector flow guided segmentation of airway wall in MSCT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper develops a 3D automated approach for airway wall segmentation and quantification inMSCT based on a patient-specific deformable model. The model is explicitly defined as a triangular surface mesh at the level of the airway lumen segmented from ...

Margarete Ortner; Catalin Fetita; Pierre-Yves Brillet; Franoise Prteux; Philippe Grenier

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Application of particle swarm optimization and perceptual map to tourist market segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study intends to apply particle swarm optimization algorithm to cluster analysis for investigating market segmentation of Taiwanese tourists based on their motivation to visit Indonesia. In addition, Taiwanese tourists' preference of several types ... Keywords: Cluster analysis, Market segmentation, Particle swarm optimization, Perceptual map

R. J. Kuo; Kartika Akbaria; Budiarto Subroto

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Connected Components for a Fast and Robust 2D Lidar Data Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a novel segmentation approach applied to a two-dimensional point-cloud extracted by a LIDAR device. The most common approaches perform well in outdoor environments where usually furniture and other objects are rather big and are composed ... Keywords: 2D Lidar Segmentation, Connected Component, Intelligent Vehicles, Point-cloud analysis, Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Daniel Ooro Rubio, Artem Lenskiy, Jee-Hwan Ryu

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Scalar Maps for the Segmentation of the Corpus Callosum in Diffusion Tensor Fields  

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Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a powerful technique for imaging axonal anatomy in vivo and its automatic segmentation is important for quantitative analysis and visualization. Application of the watershed transform is a recent approach for robustly ... Keywords: Corpus Callosum, Diffusion scalar maps, Diffusion tensor imaging, Mathematical morphology, Segmentation, Watershed

Leticia Rittner; Jennifer S. Campbell; Pedro F. Freitas; Simone Appenzeller; G. Bruce Pike; Roberto A. Lotufo

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Unsupervised Segmentation of Object Shadow and Highlight Using Statistical Snakes  

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This paper deals with the detection and analysis of objects in side-scan sonar images for target identifi cation. The initial step for any identification is a good segmentation of the scene and a reliable extraction of the shadow of the object. The literature reports various techniques for detecting the shadow of objects on the seabed, the most popular of which is based on the use of Markov Random Field (MRF) models. We introduce in this paper, a new technique based on a statistical snake to perform this operation. This technique relies on the modeling of the shadow and non-shadow regions as probability density models expressed as exponential laws (Gaussian, Rayleigh, Poisson,..) which are well suited to the physics of sonar sensing. The algorithm determines the snake shape that optimally separates the scene into regions described by the same probability density function utilising a Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) method to drive the snake. Moreover, as in classical snake techniques, the shape can be constrained via an intrinsic energy term enabling a model-based search for man-made objects in the image. The problems introduced by directional seabeds are discussed and the use of directional filters to extract further information investigated. This

Scott Reed; Judith Bell; Yvan Petillot

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Breast Radiation Therapy Using Modeling of Tissue Mechanics: A Breast Tissue Segmentation Study  

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Purpose: To validate and compare the accuracy of breast tissue segmentation methods applied to computed tomography (CT) scans used for radiation therapy planning and to study the effect of tissue distribution on the segmentation accuracy for the purpose of developing models for use in adaptive breast radiation therapy. Methods and Materials: Twenty-four patients receiving postlumpectomy radiation therapy for breast cancer underwent CT imaging in prone and supine positions. The whole-breast clinical target volume was outlined. Clinical target volumes were segmented into fibroglandular and fatty tissue using the following algorithms: physical density thresholding; interactive thresholding; fuzzy c-means with 3 classes (FCM3) and 4 classes (FCM4); and k-means. The segmentation algorithms were evaluated in 2 stages: first, an approach based on the assumption that the breast composition should be the same in both prone and supine position; and second, comparison of segmentation with tissue outlines from 3 experts using the Dice similarity coefficient (DSC). Breast datasets were grouped into nonsparse and sparse fibroglandular tissue distributions according to expert assessment and used to assess the accuracy of the segmentation methods and the agreement between experts. Results: Prone and supine breast composition analysis showed differences between the methods. Validation against expert outlines found significant differences (P<.001) between FCM3 and FCM4. Fuzzy c-means with 3 classes generated segmentation results (mean DSC = 0.70) closest to the experts' outlines. There was good agreement (mean DSC = 0.85) among experts for breast tissue outlining. Segmentation accuracy and expert agreement was significantly higher (P<.005) in the nonsparse group than in the sparse group. Conclusions: The FCM3 gave the most accurate segmentation of breast tissues on CT data and could therefore be used in adaptive radiation therapy-based on tissue modeling. Breast tissue segmentation methods should be used with caution in patients with sparse fibroglandular tissue distribution.

Juneja, Prabhjot, E-mail: Prabhjot.Juneja@icr.ac.uk [Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton (United Kingdom)] [Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton (United Kingdom); Harris, Emma J. [Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton (United Kingdom)] [Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton (United Kingdom); Kirby, Anna M. [Department of Academic Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden National Health Service Foundation Trust, Sutton (United Kingdom)] [Department of Academic Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden National Health Service Foundation Trust, Sutton (United Kingdom); Evans, Philip M. [Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton (United Kingdom)] [Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton (United Kingdom)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Full SPP Partnership Requirements  

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Partnership Requirements: Partnership Requirements: ENERGY STAR Partnership for Commercial & Industrial Service and Product Providers (SPP) Eligible Organizations Companies providing energy efficiency services and products to commercial buildings and industrial manufacturing facilities/plants are eligible for the Service and Product Provider (SPP) partnership, but must meet certain requirements as specified below. Types of eligible companies include: architecture, distributor, energy consultant/energy management services, energy improvement contractor, energy information services, energy services company (ESCO), engineering, equipment manufacturer, financial services, on-site energy production services, unregulated energy retailer and marketer, or other supplier of standard energy-efficient products and/or services for commercial buildings and/or

345

Technical Safety Requirements  

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Safety Requirements Safety Requirements FUNCTIONAL AREA GOAL: Contractor has developed, maintained, and received DOE Field Office Approval for the necessary operating conditions of a facility. The facility has also maintained an inventory of safety class and safety significant systems and components. REQUIREMENTS:  10 CFR 830.205, Nuclear Safety Rule.  DOE-STD-3009-2002, Preparation Guide for U. S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analyses.  DOE-STD-1186-2004, Specific Administrative Controls. Guidance:  DOE G 423.1-1, Implementation Guide for Use in Developing Technical Safety Requirements.  NSTP 2003-1, Use of Administrative Controls for Specific Safety Functions. Performance Objective 1: Contractor Program Documentation

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NSLS II: Authentication Required  

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Project Pages Login Access to this area of the NSLS-II website requires a valid username and password. Username: Password: Next > Last Modified: April 2, 2013 Please forward all...

347

BES Science Network Requirements  

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the Directors of the Office of Science, Office of AdvancedOffice of Basic Energy Sciences. This is LBNL report LBNL-BES Science Network Requirements Report of the Basic Energy

Dart, Eli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Automatic Segmentation of Whole Breast Using Atlas Approach and Deformable Image Registration  

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Purpose: To compare interobserver variations in delineating the whole breast for treatment planning using two contouring methods. Methods and Materials: Autosegmented contours were generated by a deformable image registration-based breast segmentation method (DEF-SEG) by mapping the whole breast clinical target volume (CTVwb) from a template case to a new patient case. Eight breast radiation oncologists modified the autosegmented contours as necessary to achieve a clinically appropriate CTVwb and then recontoured the same case from scratch for comparison. The times to complete each approach, as well as the interobserver variations, were analyzed. The template case was also mapped to 10 breast cancer patients with a body mass index of 19.1-35.9 kg/m{sup 2}. The three-dimensional surface-to-surface distances and volume overlapping analyses were computed to quantify contour variations. Results: The median time to edit the DEF-SEG-generated CTVwb was 12.9 min (range, 3.4-35.9) compared with 18.6 min (range, 8.9-45.2) to contour the CTVwb from scratch (30% faster, p = 0.028). The mean surface-to-surface distance was noticeably reduced from 1.6 mm among the contours generated from scratch to 1.0 mm using the DEF-SEG method (p = 0.047). The deformed contours in 10 patients achieved 94% volume overlap before correction and required editing of 5% (range, 1-10%) of the contoured volume. Conclusion: Significant interobserver variations suggested a lack of consensus regarding the CTVwb, even among breast cancer specialists. Using the DEF-SEG method produced more consistent results and required less time. The DEF-SEG method can be successfully applied to patients with different body mass indexes.

Reed, Valerie K.; Woodward, Wendy A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Zhang Lifei [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Strom, Eric A.; Perkins, George H.; Tereffe, Welela; Oh, Julia L.; Yu, T. Kuan [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Bedrosian, Isabelle [Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Whitman, Gary J. [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Buchholz, Thomas A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Dong Lei [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)], E-mail: ldong@mdanderson.org

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Concurrent segmentation of the prostate on MRI and CT via linked statistical shape models for radiotherapy planning  

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Purpose: Prostate gland segmentation is a critical step in prostate radiotherapy planning, where dose plans are typically formulated on CT. Pretreatment MRI is now beginning to be acquired at several medical centers. Delineation of the prostate on MRI is acknowledged as being significantly simpler to perform, compared to delineation on CT. In this work, the authors present a novel framework for building a linked statistical shape model (LSSM), a statistical shape model (SSM) that links the shape variation of a structure of interest (SOI) across multiple imaging modalities. This framework is particularly relevant in scenarios where accurate boundary delineations of the SOI on one of the modalities may not be readily available, or difficult to obtain, for training a SSM. In this work the authors apply the LSSM in the context of multimodal prostate segmentation for radiotherapy planning, where the prostate is concurrently segmented on MRI and CT. Methods: The framework comprises a number of logically connected steps. The first step utilizes multimodal registration of MRI and CT to map 2D boundary delineations of the prostate from MRI onto corresponding CT images, for a set of training studies. Hence, the scheme obviates the need for expert delineations of the gland on CT for explicitly constructing a SSM for prostate segmentation on CT. The delineations of the prostate gland on MRI and CT allows for 3D reconstruction of the prostate shape which facilitates the building of the LSSM. In order to perform concurrent prostate MRI and CT segmentation using the LSSM, the authors employ a region-based level set approach where the authors deform the evolving prostate boundary to simultaneously fit to MRI and CT images in which voxels are classified to be either part of the prostate or outside the prostate. The classification is facilitated by using a combination of MRI-CT probabilistic spatial atlases and a random forest classifier, driven by gradient and Haar features. Results: The authors acquire a total of 20 MRI-CT patient studies and use the leave-one-out strategy to train and evaluate four different LSSMs. First, a fusion-based LSSM (fLSSM) is built using expert ground truth delineations of the prostate on MRI alone, where the ground truth for the gland on CT is obtained via coregistration of the corresponding MRI and CT slices. The authors compare the fLSSM against another LSSM (xLSSM), where expert delineations of the gland on both MRI and CT are employed in the model building; xLSSM representing the idealized LSSM. The authors also compare the fLSSM against an exclusive CT-based SSM (ctSSM), built from expert delineations of the gland on CT alone. In addition, two LSSMs trained using trainee delineations (tLSSM) on CT are compared with the fLSSM. The results indicate that the xLSSM, tLSSMs, and the fLSSM perform equivalently, all of them out-performing the ctSSM. Conclusions: The fLSSM provides an accurate alternative to SSMs that require careful expert delineations of the SOI that may be difficult or laborious to obtain. Additionally, the fLSSM has the added benefit of providing concurrent segmentations of the SOI on multiple imaging modalities.

Chowdhury, Najeeb; Toth, Robert; Chappelow, Jonathan; Kim, Sung; Motwani, Sabin; Punekar, Salman; Lin Haibo; Both, Stefan; Vapiwala, Neha; Hahn, Stephen; Madabhushi, Anant

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

350

"Arab Americans and Segmented Assimilation: Looking Beyond the Theory to the Reality in the Detroit Metro Area".  

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??This thesis aims to apply Segmented Assimilation Theory to the Arab-American community in Metropolitan Detroit. Segmented assimilation theory relates to second-generation immigrants, and proposes three (more)

Weaver, Kristin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

VFP: Program Requirements  

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Program Requirements Program Requirements Home Welcome Researcher! Preparing for Your Visit Your Arrival Your First Day Weekly Activities Program Requirements Checkout FAQ The DOE WDTS site has comprehensive information on Participant Obligations. Consult that site for more information on all deliverables except the Fermilab Summer Interns website. Attendance: Complete the full ten-week program and attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities. Entrance Survey: Complete the entrance survey within your first week at Fermilab. One-page Peer Review Provide a one-page written peer review of another SULI intern' talk or poster. Abstract for General Audience Complete and submit an abstract summarizing your research experience. Oral or Poster Presentation: Deliver an oral or poster presentation to mentors and peers the final week

352

BER Science Network Requirements  

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Network Network Requirements Report of the Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements Workshop Conducted July 26 and 27, 2007 BER Science Network Requirements Workshop Biological and Environmental Research Program Office, DOE Office of Science Energy Sciences Network Bethesda, MD - July 26 and 27, 2007 ESnet is funded by the US Dept. of Energy, Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program. Dan Hitchcock is the ESnet Program Manager. ESnet is operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is operated by the University of California for the US Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-05CH11231. This work was supported by the Directors of the Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Facilities Division, and the Office of Biological &

353

SULI: Program Requirements  

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Program Requirements Program Requirements Home Welcome Intern! Preparing for Your Internship Your Arrival Your First Day Weekly Activities Program Requirements Checkout FAQ The DOE WDTS site has comprehensive information on Participant Obligations. Consult that site for more information on all deliverables except the Fermilab Summer Interns website. Attendance: Complete the full ten-week program and attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities. Entrance Survey: First create an account by following the link, educationLink New Account Setup. After creating the account, you can login to the educationLink site. Complete the entrance survey posted on your EduLink site within your first week at Fermilab. One-page Peer Review Provide a one-page written peer review of another SULI intern' talk or

354

Federal Metering Requirements  

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

Metering Requirements Metering Requirements FUPWG - May 23, 2013 Brad Gustafson Federal Energy Management Program 2 42 USC 8253 - ENERGY MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENT (e) Metering By October 1, 2012, in accordance with guidelines established by the Secretary under paragraph (2), all Federal buildings shall, for the purposes of efficient use of energy and reduction in the cost of electricity used in such buildings, be metered. Each agency shall use, to the maximum extent practicable, advanced meters or advanced metering devices that provide data at least daily and that measure at least hourly consumption of electricity in the Federal buildings of the agency. Not later than October 1, 2016, each agency shall provide for equivalent metering of natural gas and steam, in accordance with guidelines established by the Secretary

355

Regulators, Requirements, Statutes  

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Regulators, Requirements, Statutes Regulators, Requirements, Statutes Regulators, Requirements, Statutes The Laboratory must comply with environmental laws and regulations that apply to Laboratory operations. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Environmental laws and regulations LANL complies with more than 30 state and federal regulations and policies designed to protect human health and the environment. Regulators Regulators Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA Homepage EPA - Region VI U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) DOE Homepage DOE Environmental Policy DOE Citizen's Advisory Board U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Southwest Region 2 New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) NMED Homepage NMED DOE Oversight Office

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Copy number: Efficient algorithms for single- and multi-track copy number segmentation  

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of the last segment (dkj ), the optimal cost of the segmentation up until that point (ej?1) and the penalty for the break point (? ): ek = min j?{1,...,k} (dkj + ej?1 + ? ) where e0 = 0. The main work load of the above com- putation is to determine dkj for all... are common, while the estimated level in each segment is determined by the indi- vidual DTC/primary tumor. In Figure 5, two of the single cells seem to have a pattern similar to the primary tumor. The last one has an essentially flat (balanced) profile...

Nilsen, Gro; Liestl, Knut; Loo, Peter Van; Moen Vollan, Hans Kristian; Eide, Marianne B; Rueda, Oscar M; Chin, Suet-Feung; Russell, Roslin; Baumbusch, Lars O; Caldas, Carlos; Brresen-Dale, Anne-Lise; Lingjrde, Ole Christian

2012-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

357

Track segments in hadronic showers in a highly granular scintillator-steel hadron calorimeter  

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We investigate the three dimensional substructure of hadronic showers in the CALICE scintillator-steel hadronic calorimeter. The high granularity of the detector is used to find track segments of minimum ionising particles within hadronic showers, providing sensitivity to the spatial structure and the details of secondary particle production in hadronic cascades. The multiplicity, length and angular distribution of identified track segments are compared to GEANT4 simulations with several different shower models. Track segments also provide the possibility for in-situ calibration of highly granular calorimeters.

CALICE Collaboration; C. Adloff; J. -J. Blaising; M. Chefdeville; C. Drancourt; R. Gaglione; N. Geffroy; Y. Karyotakis; I. Koletsou; J. Prast; G. Vouters; K. Francis; J. Repond; J. Schlereth; J. Smith; L. Xia; E. Baldolemar; J. Li; S. T. Park; M. Sosebee; A. P. White; J. Yu; G. Eigen; Y. Mikami; N. K. Watson; G. Mavromanolakis; M. A. Thomson; D. R. Ward; W. Yan; D. Benchekroun; A. Hoummada; Y. Khoulaki; J. Apostolakis; D. Dannheim; A. Dotti; G. Folger; V. Ivantchenko; W. Klempt; E. van der Kraaij; A. -I. Lucaci-Timoce; A. Ribon; D. Schlatter; V. Uzhinskiy; C. Carloganu; P. Gay; S. Manen; L. Royer; M. Tytgat; N. Zaganidis; G. C. Blazey; A. Dyshkant; J. G. R. Lima; V. Zutshi; J. -Y. Hostachy; L. Morin; U. Cornett; D. David; G. Falley; K. Gadow; P. Gttlicher; C. Gnter; O. Hartbrich; B. Hermberg; S. Karstensen; F. Krivan; K. Krger; S. Lu; S. Morozov; V. Morgunov; M. Reinecke; F. Sefkow; P. Smirnov; M. Terwort; N. Feege; E. Garutti; S. Laurien; I. Marchesini; M. Matysek; M. Ramilli; K. Briggl; P. Eckert; T. Harion; H. -Ch. Schultz-Coulon; W. Shen; R. Stamen; B. Bilki; E. Norbeck; Y. Onel; G. W. Wilson; K. Kawagoe; Y. Sudo; T. Yoshioka; P. D. Dauncey; A. -M. Magnan; V. Bartsch; M. Wing; F. Salvatore; E. Cortina Gil; S. Mannai; G. Baulieu; P. Calabria; L. Caponetto; C. Combaret; R. Della Negra; G. Grenier; R. Han; J-C. Ianigro; R. Kieffer; I. Laktineh; N. Lumb; H. Mathez; L. Mirabito; A. Petrukhin; A. Steen; W. Tromeur; M. Vander Donckt; Y. Zoccarato; E. Calvo Alamillo; M. -C. Fouz; J. Puerta-Pelayo; F. Corriveau; B. Bobchenko; M. Chadeeva; M. Danilov; A. Epifantsev; O. Markin; R. Mizuk; E. Novikov; V. Popov; V. Rusinov; E. Tarkovsky; N. Kirikova; V. Kozlov; P. Smirnov; Y. Soloviev; P. Buzhan; A. Ilyin; V. Kantserov; V. Kaplin; A. Karakash; E. Popova; V. Tikhomirov; C. Kiesling; K. Seidel; F. Simon; C. Soldner; M. Szalay; M. Tesar; L. Weuste; M. S. Amjad; J. Bonis; S. Callier; S. Conforti di Lorenzo; P. Cornebise; Ph. Doublet; F. Dulucq; J. Fleury; T. Frisson; N. van der Kolk; H. Li; G. Martin-Chassard; F. Richard; Ch. de la Taille; R. Pschl; L. Raux; J. Rouene; N. Seguin-Moreau; M. Anduze; V. Balagura; V. Boudry; J-C. Brient; R. Cornat; M. Frotin; F. Gastaldi; E. Guliyev; Y. Haddad; F. Magniette; G. Musat; M. Ruan; T. H. Tran; H. Videau; B. Bulanek; J. Zacek; J. Cvach; P. Gallus; M. Havranek; M. Janata; J. Kvasnicka; D. Lednicky; M. Marcisovsky; I. Polak; J. Popule; L. Tomasek; M. Tomasek; P. Ruzicka; P. Sicho; J. Smolik; V. Vrba; J. Zalesak; B. Belhorma; H. Ghazlane; K. Kotera; T. Takeshita; S. Uozumi; D. Jeans; M. Gtze; J. Sauer; S. Weber; C. Zeitnitz

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

358

A robust kernel-based fuzzy c-means algorithm by incorporating suppressed and magnified membership for MRI image segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bias-corrected fuzzy c-means (BCFCM) algorithm with spatial information has been proven effective for image segmentation. It still lacks enough robustness to noise and outliers. Some kernel versions of FCM with spatial constraints, such as KFCM_S1, ... Keywords: Kernel-based FCM, fuzzy c-means (FCM), image segmentation, magic resonance image segmentation, spatial bias correction, suppressed membership

Hsu-Shen Tsai; Wen-Liang Hung; Miin-Shen Yang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Requirements engineering with ORM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The number of IT project overspends and failures suggest that many IT projects do not conform to requirements. Despite decades of development the IT industry still seems to lack an effective method of ensuring that a project will be right first time. ...

Ken Evans

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Requirements for Xenon International  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document defines the requirements for the new Xenon International radioxenon system. The output of this project will be a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) developed prototype and a manufacturer-developed production prototype. The two prototypes are intended to be as close to matching as possible; this will be facilitated by overlapping development cycles and open communication between PNNL and the manufacturer.

Hayes, James C.; Ely, James H.

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Training requirements. - 19...  

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G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z www.OSHA.gov Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) Training requirements. - 1926.454 Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents * Part...

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"1. Nine Mile Point","Gas","Entergy Louisiana Inc",1756 "2. Willow Glen","Gas","Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC",1752  

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Louisiana" Louisiana" "1. Nine Mile Point","Gas","Entergy Louisiana Inc",1756 "2. Willow Glen","Gas","Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC",1752 "3. Big Cajun 2","Coal","Louisiana Generating LLC",1743 "4. Brame Energy Center","Coal","Cleco Power LLC",1423 "5. R S Nelson","Coal","Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC",1366 "6. Little Gypsy","Gas","Entergy Louisiana Inc",1170 "7. Waterford 3","Nuclear","Entergy Louisiana Inc",1168 "8. Acadia Energy Center","Gas","Acadia Power Partners",1063 "9. River Bend","Nuclear","Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC",974

363

Weighted Time Warping for Temporal Segmentation of Multi-Parameter Physiological Signals  

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We present a novel approach to segmenting a quasiperiodic multi-parameter physiological signal in the presence of noise and transient corruption. We use Weighted Time Warping (WTW), to combine the partially correlated ...

Ganeshapillai, Gartheeban

364

Manual labeling strategy for ground truth estimation in MRI glial tumor segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we focused our attention on the problem of determining reliable ground truth for validating unsupervised, fully automatic MRI brain tumor segmentation procedures in the clinical context of Glial Tumor treatment. The goal was achieved by ...

Valentina Pedoia; Alessandro De Benedictis; Giuseppe Renis; Emanuele Monti; Sergio Balbi; Elisabetta Binaghi

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Filtrage anisotrope robuste et segmentation par B-spline snake : application aux images chographiques.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Le contexte de ce travail est le traitement d'images chographiques. Plus prcisment, on s'est intress au filtrage et la segmentation automatique d'images dgrades par (more)

Tauber, Clovis

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Vortex nozzle for segmenting and transporting metal chips from turning operations  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for collecting, segmenting and conveying metal chips from machining operations utilizes a compressed gas driven vortex nozzle for receiving the chip and twisting it to cause the chip to segment through the application of torsional forces to the chip. The vortex nozzle is open ended and generally tubular in shape with a converging inlet end, a constant diameter throat section and a diverging exhaust end. Compressed gas is discharged through angled vortex ports in the nozzle throat section to create vortex flow in the nozzle and through an annular inlet at the entrance to the converging inlet end to create suction at the nozzle inlet and cause ambient air to enter the nozzle. The vortex flow in the nozzle causes the metal chip to segment and the segments thus formed to pass out of the discharge end of the nozzle where they are collected, cleaned and compacted as needed.

Bieg, L.F.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

367

Operation of a Segmented Hall Thruster with Low-sputtering Carbon-velvet Electrodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Carbon fiber velvet material provides exceptional sputtering resistance properties exceeding those for graphite and carbon composite materials. A 2 kW Hall thruster with segmented electrodes made of this material was operated in the discharge voltage range of 200700 V. The arcing between the floating velvet electrodes and the plasma was visually observed, especially, during the initial conditioning time, which lasted for about 1 h. The comparison of voltage versus current and plume characteristics of the Hall thruster with and without segmented electrodes indicates that the magnetic insulation of the segmented thruster improves with the discharge voltage at a fixed magnetic field. The observations reported here also extend the regimes wherein the segmented Hall thruster can have a narrower plume than that of the conventional nonsegmented thruster.

Raitses, Y.; Staack, D.; Dunaevsky, A.; Fisch, N.J.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Vortex nozzle for segmenting and transporting metal chips from turning operations  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an apparatus for collecting, segmenting and conveying metal chips from machining operations which utilizes a compressed gas driven vortex nozzle for receiving the chip and twisting it to cause the chip to segment through the application of torsional forces to the chip. The vortex nozzle is open ended and generally tubular in shape with a converging inlet end, a constant diameter throat section and a diverging exhaust end. Compressed gas is discharged through angled vortex ports in the nozzle throat section to create vortex flow in the nozzle and through an annular inlet at the entrance to the converging inlet end to create suction at the nozzle inlet and cause ambient air to enter the nozzle. The vortex flow in the nozzle causes the metal chip to segment and the segments thus formed to pass out of the discharge end of the nozzle where they are collected, cleaned and compacted as needed.

Bieg, L.F.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

369

Plume Dispersion Simulation in Low-Wind Conditions Using Coupled Plume Segment and Gaussian Puff Approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Short-range diffusion experiments conducted at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in light-wind stable conditions have been simulated using a mathematical model that combines plume segment and Gaussian puff approaches. The model is shown to ...

Maithili Sharan; Anil Kumar Yadav; M. P. Singh

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

An extended segment pattern dictionary for pattern matching tracking algorithm at BESIII  

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A pattern matching based tracking algorithm, named MdcPatRec, is used for the reconstruction of charged tracks in the drift chamber of the BESIII detector. This paper addresses the shortage of segment finding in MdcPatRec algorithm. An extended segment construction scheme and the corresponding pattern dictionary are presented. Evaluation with Monte-Carlo and experimental data show that the new method can achieve higher efficiency for low transverse momentum tracks.

Changli Ma; Yao Zhang; Ye Yuan; Xiao-Rui LU; Yangheng Zheng; Kanglin He; Weidong Li; Huaiming Liu; Qiumei Ma; Linghui Wu

2013-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

371

NERSC Requirements Workshop November  

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Requirements Requirements Workshop November 2009 Lattice gauge theory and some other HE theory Doug Toussaint (University of Arizona) Help from: Paul Mackenzie (Fermilab) Crude comparison of lattice hadron spec- trum to the real world. Lattice Gauge Theory First-principles computations in QCD Also, computations in other strongly coupled field theories * Find hadronic factors to get fundamental physics from experi- ments * Understand structure and interactions of hadrons, maybe even nuclei * Understand QCD: confinement and chiral symmetry breaking * Other strongly interacting theories (what if we don't find the Higgs?) * Quark-gluon matter at high temeratures (RHIC, LHC, early uni- verse) or high densities (neutron stars) HEP theory projects at NERSC now: * Production and analysis of QCD configurations with dynamical quarks, (Doug Toussaint) (MILC collaboration) * Heavy quarks, using

372

BER Science Network Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the primary provider of network connectivity for the US Department of Energy Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. In support of the Office of Science programs, ESnet regularly updates and refreshes its understanding of the networking requirements of the instruments, facilities, scientists, and science programs that it serves. This focus has helped ESnet to be a highly successful enabler of scientific discovery for over 20 years. In April 2010 ESnet and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, of the DOE Office of Science, organized a workshop to characterize the networking requirements of the science programs funded by BER. The requirements identified at the workshop are summarized and described in more detail in the case studies and the Findings section. A number of common themes emerged from the case studies and workshop discussions. One is that BER science, like many other disciplines, is becoming more and more distributed and collaborative in nature. Another common theme is that data set sizes are exploding. Climate Science in particular is on the verge of needing to manage exabytes of data, and Genomics is on the verge of a huge paradigm shift in the number of sites with sequencers and the amount of sequencer data being generated.

Dart, Eli; Tierney, Brian

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

BES Science Network Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the primary provider of network connectivityfor the US Department of Energy Office of Science (SC), the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. In support of the Office ofScience programs, ESnet regularly updates and refreshes its understanding of the networking requirements of the instruments, facilities, scientists, and science programs that it serves. This focus has helped ESnet to be a highly successful enabler of scientific discovery for over 20 years.

Dart, Eli; Tierney, Brian; Dart, Eli; Biocca, A.; Carlson, R.; Chen, J.; Cotter, S.; Dattoria, V.; Davenport, J.; Gaenko, A.; Kent, P.; Lamm, M.; Miller, S.; Mundy, C.; Ndousse, T.; Pederson, M.; Perazzo, A.; Popescu, R.; Rouson, D.; Sekine, Y.; Sumpter, B.; Wang, C.-Z.; Whitelam, S.; Zurawski, J.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Repository seals requirements study  

SciTech Connect

The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, managed by the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) Management and Operating Contractor (M and O) is conducting investigations to support the Viability Assessment and the License Application for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The sealing subsystem is part of the Yucca Mountain Waste Isolation System. The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is currently evaluating the role of the sealing subsystem (shaft, ramp and exploratory borehole seals) in achieving the overall performance objectives for the Waste Isolation System. This report documents the results of those evaluations. This report presents the results of a repository sealing requirements study. Sealing is defined as the permanent closure of the shafts, ramps, and exploratory boreholes. Sealing includes those components that would reduce potential inflows above the repository, or that would divert flow near the repository horizon to allow vertical infiltration to below the repository. Sealing of such features as emplacement drifts was not done in this study because the current capability to calculate fracture flow into the drifts is not sufficiently mature. The objective of the study is to provide water or air flow performance based requirements for shafts, ramps, and exploratory boreholes located near the repository. Recommendations, as appropriate, are provided for developing plans, seals component testing, and other studies relating to sealing.

NONE

1997-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

375

Repository seals requirement study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, managed by the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) Management and Operating Contractor (M and O) is conducting investigations to support the Viability Assessment and the License Application for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The sealing subsystem is part of the Yucca Mountain Waste Isolation System. The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is currently evaluating the role of the sealing subsystem (shaft, ramp and exploratory borehole seals) in achieving the overall performance objectives for the Waste Isolation System. This report documents the results of those evaluations. The objective of the study is to provide water or air flow performance based requirements for shafts, ramps, and exploratory boreholes located near the repository. Recommendations, as appropriate, are provided for developing plans, seals component testing, and other studies relating to sealing.

NONE

1997-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

376

Segmentation of the Outer Contact on P-Type Coaxial Germanium Detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Germanium detector arrays are needed for low-level counting facilities. The practical applications of such user facilities include characterization of low-level radioactive samples. In addition, the same detector arrays can also perform important fundamental physics measurements including the search for rare events like neutrino-less double-beta decay. Coaxial germanium detectors having segmented outer contacts will provide the next level of sensitivity improvement in low background measurements. The segmented outer detector contact allows performance of advanced pulse shape analysis measurements that provide additional background reduction. Currently, n-type (reverse electrode) germanium coaxial detectors are used whenever a segmented coaxial detector is needed because the outer boron (electron barrier) contact is thin and can be segmented. Coaxial detectors fabricated from p-type germanium cost less, have better resolution, and are larger than n-type coaxial detectors. However, it is difficult to reliably segment p-type coaxial detectors because thick (~1 mm) lithium-diffused (hole barrier) contacts are the standard outside contact for p-type coaxial detectors. During this Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) we have researched the possibility of using amorphous germanium contacts as a thin outer contact of p-type coaxial detectors that can be segmented. We have developed amorphous germanium contacts that provide a very high hole barrier on small planar detectors. These easily segmented amorphous germanium contacts have been demonstrated to withstand several thousand volts/cm electric fields with no measurable leakage current (<1 pA) from charge injection over the hole barrier. We have also demonstrated that the contact can be sputter deposited around and over the curved outside surface of a small p-type coaxial detector. The amorphous contact has shown good rectification properties on the outside of a small p-type coaxial detector. These encouraging results are the first fundamental steps toward demonstrating the viability of the amorphous germanium contacts for much larger segmented p-type coaxial detectors. Large segmented p-type coaxial detectors based on this technology could serve as the gamma-ray spectrometers on instruments such as the Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler/Analyzer (RASA). These detectors will provide a more sensitive, lower background measurement than currently available unsegmented p-type coaxial detectors.

Hull, Ethan L.; Pehl, Richard H.; Lathrop, James R.; Martin, Gregory N.; Mashburn, R. B.; Miley, Harry S.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Hossbach, Todd W.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

377

Equipment Operational Requirements  

SciTech Connect

The Iraq Department of Border Enforcement is rich in personnel, but poor in equipment. An effective border control system must include detection, discrimination, decision, tracking and interdiction, capture, identification, and disposition. An equipment solution that addresses only a part of this will not succeed, likewise equipment by itself is not the answer without considering the personnel and how they would employ the equipment. The solution should take advantage of the existing in-place system and address all of the critical functions. The solutions are envisioned as being implemented in a phased manner, where Solution 1 is followed by Solution 2 and eventually by Solution 3. This allows adequate time for training and gaining operational experience for successively more complex equipment. Detailed descriptions of the components follow the solution descriptions. Solution 1 - This solution is based on changes to CONOPs, and does not have a technology component. It consists of observers at the forts and annexes, forward patrols along the swamp edge, in depth patrols approximately 10 kilometers inland from the swamp, and checkpoints on major roads. Solution 2 - This solution adds a ground sensor array to the Solution 1 system. Solution 3 - This solution is based around installing a radar/video camera system on each fort. It employs the CONOPS from Solution 1, but uses minimal ground sensors deployed only in areas with poor radar/video camera coverage (such as canals and streams shielded by vegetation), or by roads covered by radar but outside the range of the radar associated cameras. This document provides broad operational requirements for major equipment components along with sufficient operational details to allow the technical community to identify potential hardware candidates. Continuing analysis will develop quantities required and more detailed tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Greenwalt, B; Henderer, B; Hibbard, W; Mercer, M

2009-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

378

Match Pumps to System Requirements  

SciTech Connect

BestPractices Program tip sheet discussing pumping system efficiency matching pumps to system requirements

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

ASCR Science Network Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the primary provider of network connectivity for the US Department of Energy Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. In support of the Office of Science programs, ESnet regularly updates and refreshes its understanding of the networking requirements of the instruments, facilities, scientists, and science programs that it serves. This focus has helped ESnet to be a highly successful enabler of scientific discovery for over 20 years. In April 2009 ESnet and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), of the DOE Office of Science, organized a workshop to characterize the networking requirements of the programs funded by ASCR. The ASCR facilities anticipate significant increases in wide area bandwidth utilization, driven largely by the increased capabilities of computational resources and the wide scope of collaboration that is a hallmark of modern science. Many scientists move data sets between facilities for analysis, and in some cases (for example the Earth System Grid and the Open Science Grid), data distribution is an essential component of the use of ASCR facilities by scientists. Due to the projected growth in wide area data transfer needs, the ASCR supercomputer centers all expect to deploy and use 100 Gigabit per second networking technology for wide area connectivity as soon as that deployment is financially feasible. In addition to the network connectivity that ESnet provides, the ESnet Collaboration Services (ECS) are critical to several science communities. ESnet identity and trust services, such as the DOEGrids certificate authority, are widely used both by the supercomputer centers and by collaborations such as Open Science Grid (OSG) and the Earth System Grid (ESG). Ease of use is a key determinant of the scientific utility of network-based services. Therefore, a key enabling aspect for scientists beneficial use of high performance networks is a consistent, widely deployed, well-maintained toolset that is optimized for wide area, high-speed data transfer (e.g. GridFTP) that allows scientists to easily utilize the services and capabilities that the network provides. Network test and measurement is an important part of ensuring that these tools and network services are functioning correctly. One example of a tool in this area is the recently developed perfSONAR, which has already shown its usefulness in fault diagnosis during the recent deployment of high-performance data movers at NERSC and ORNL. On the other hand, it is clear that there is significant work to be done in the area of authentication and access control - there are currently compatibility problems and differing requirements between the authentication systems in use at different facilities, and the policies and mechanisms in use at different facilities are sometimes in conflict. Finally, long-term software maintenance was of concern for many attendees. Scientists rely heavily on a large deployed base of software that does not have secure programmatic funding. Software packages for which this is true include data transfer tools such as GridFTP as well as identity management and other software infrastructure that forms a critical part of the Open Science Grid and the Earth System Grid.

Dart, Eli; Tierney, Brian

2009-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

380

Application of Micro-segmentation Algorithms to the Healthcare Market:A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We draw inspiration from the recent success of loyalty programs and targeted personalized market campaigns of retail companies such as Kroger, Netflix, etc. to understand beneficiary behaviors in the healthcare system. Our posit is that we can emulate the financial success the companies have achieved by better understanding and predicting customer behaviors and translating such success to healthcare operations. Towards that goal, we survey current practices in market micro-segmentation research and analyze health insurance claims data using those algorithms. We present results and insights from micro-segmentation of the beneficiaries using different techniques and discuss how the interpretation can assist with matching the cost-effective insurance payment models to the beneficiary micro-segments.

Sukumar, Sreenivas R [ORNL; Aline, Frank [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Is ? an element? Towards a Non-segmental Phonology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper argues that the element calculus of Government Phonology is overburdened. In particular it shows that the simple act of supposing extra elements to explain consonantal phenomena leads to far reaching and undesirable empirical consequences. An alternative approach is proposed which leaves the elemental inventory containing only those elements attested in both nuclei and non-nuclei. The phonetic impression of consonantism is attributed to the direct interpretation of supra-skeletal structure. Some typical textbook problems involving consonant mutations are explored in light of this simple shift of perspective, with attractive solutions. The metatheoretical benefits of this approach are highlighted and particular areas of existing supra-skeletal theory are singled out as likely to require tweaking. 1. The evidence for ?? There is a considerable quantity of phonological evidence that ? is an element. An element represents a property that defines a set of expressions that is active in a phonological process and distinguishes it from the complement set of expressions inert in that process. Typically we find languages whose set of vowels can be partitioned into a subset that

Sean Jensen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

How Effective are "Off-The-Shelf" Segmentation Tools for Selling Energy Products?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The promise of market segmentation tools has always been that they offer the opportunity to make a company's marketing efforts more efficient by helping them to focus on the best, or easiest, target customers. To date, it has not been clear whether the off-the-shelf customer segmentation tools developed for other industries would be useful to retailers interested in selling energy products and services. It is also uncertain which of several available tools is likely to be the best option to use. This rep...

1999-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

383

A survey of shaped-based registration and segmentation techniques for cardiac images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the modern world. Cardiac imaging is routinely applied for assessment and diagnosis of cardiac diseases. Computerized image analysis methods are now widely applied to cardiac segmentation and registration ... Keywords: AAM, ASM, CT, CVD, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MR, Cardiac motion, Cardiac registration, Cardiac segmentation, EB, EDV, EF, EFFD, EM, ESV, Echocardiography, Endo, Epi, FE, FFD, Four CH, GMM, GRPM, LA, LADA, LAX, LCX, LV, MI, MIA, MRF, MRI, N, N/A, NMI, NURBS, P, PCA, PET, PM, RA, RPM, RV, Review article, SAD, SAX, SM, SPECT, SSD, TDI, TEE, TMI, US

Vahid Tavakoli, Amir A. Amini

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Sub-aperture piston phase diversity for segmented and multi-aperture systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Phase diversity is a method of image-based wavefront sensing that simultaneously estimates the unknown phase aberrations of an imaging system along with an image of the object. To perform this estimation a series of images differing by a known aberration, typically defocus, are used. In this paper we present a new method of introducing the diversity unique to segmented and multi-aperture systems in which individual segments or sub-apertures are pistoned with respect to one another. We compare this new diversity with the conventional focus diversity.

Bolcar, Matthew R.; Fienup, James R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Requirements dependencies: the emergence of a requirements network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We believe that the requirements at the leaf-node level of the requirements tree structure cannot be viewed in isolation and that dependencies between them exist. We pursued this notion in order to find a coherent set of requirement dependencies that ...

Vishwajeet Kulshreshtha; John Boardman; Dinesh Verma

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

SG Network System Requirements Specification  

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

SG Network System Requirements Specification SG Network System Requirements Specification Interim Release 3 5/17/2010 - 2 - Table of Contents Document History ....................................................................................................................................... - 3 - Revision History .......................................................................................................................................... - 3 - Preface........................................................................................................................................................ - 4 - Authors........................................................................................................................................................ - 6 -

387

4.5 Audit Requirements  

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

Audit Requirements Audit Requirements Audit requirements are now contained in 2 separate sub-sections. Subsection 4.5.1 contains the audit requirements for States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations while subsection 4.5.2 contains the audit requirements for For-Profit Organizations. 4.5.1 Audit Requirements for States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (a) General. All States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations that expend over $500,000 in Federal funds in any year are required to have a single audit conducted in accordance with OMB Circular A-133. This requirement flows down to subrecipients that meet the dollar threshold. An independent auditor shall perform the audit in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards and must: 1) audit and provide opinions on the fair presentation of the

388

An experimental study on the impact of network segmentation to the resilience of physical processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fact that modern Networked Industrial Control Systems (NICS) depend on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is well known. Although many studies have focused on the security of NICS, today we still lack a proper understanding of the impact ... Keywords: cyber-physical, network segmentation, resilience, security

Bla Genge; Christos Siaterlis

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Joint Multi-Layer Segmentation and Reconstruction for Free-Viewpoint Video Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current state-of-the-art image-based scene reconstruction techniques are capable of generating high-fidelity 3D models when used under controlled capture conditions. However, they are often inadequate when used in more challenging environments such as ... Keywords: Free-viewpoint video, Graph-cuts, Reconstruction, Segmentation

Jean-Yves Guillemaut; Adrian Hilton

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Targeting Products in Residential Markets: Comparing "Off-the-Shelf" and Custom Segmentation Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes results of customer research designed to provide energy service companies that have an interest in selling value-added services with insight about selecting the best options among a variety of both "off-the-shelf" and custom segmentation tools.

2000-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

391

Reality-based 3D modeling, segmentation and web-based visualization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the most significant consequences of the introduction of digital 3D modeling in the Cultural Heritage field is the possibility to use 3D models as highly effective and intuitive means of communication as well as interface to share and visualize ... Keywords: 3D modeling, laser scanning, photogrammetry, segmentation, semantic, web-based visualization

Anna Maria Manferdini; Fabio Remondino

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Segmenting images with gradient-based edge detection using Membrane Computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a parallel implementation of a new algorithm for segmenting images with gradient-based edge detection by using techniques from Natural Computing. This bio-inspired parallel algorithm has been implemented in a novel device architecture ... Keywords: CUDA, Edge detection, Membrane Computing, Sobel algorithm, Tissue P systems

Daniel DAz-Pernil; Ainhoa Berciano; Francisco PeA-Cantillana; Miguel A. GutiRrez-Naranjo

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

The Left and Right Context of a Word: Overlapping Chinese Syllable Word Segmentation with Minimal Context  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since a Chinese syllable can correspond to many characters (homophones), the syllable-to-character conversion task is quite challenging for Chinese phonetic input methods (CPIM). There are usually two stages in a CPIM: 1. segment the syllable sequence ... Keywords: Chinese phonetic input methods, syllable-to-word conversion

Mike Tian-Jian Jiang; Tsung-Hsien Lee; Wen-Lian Hsu

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

A Finite Mixture Logit Model to Segment and Predict Electronic Payments System Adoption  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite much hype about electronic payments systems (EPSs), a 2004 survey establishes that close to 80% of between-business payments are still made using paper-based formats. We present a finite mixture logit model to predict likelihood of EPS adoption ... Keywords: clustering analysis, electronic payments systems, finite mixture model, hierarchical logit regression, logistic regression, market segmentation

Ravi Bapna; Paulo Goes; Kwok Kee Wei; Zhongju Zhang

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Breast MR segmentation and lesion detection with cellular neural networks and 3D template matching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel fully automated system is introduced to facilitate lesion detection in dynamic contrast-enhanced, magnetic resonance mammography (DCE-MRM). The system extracts breast regions from pre-contrast images using a cellular neural network, generates ... Keywords: 3D template matching, Cellular neural network, Lesion detection, MR mammography, Segmentation

Gkhan Erta?; H.zcan Glr; Onur Osman; Osman N. Uan; Mehtap Tunac?; Memduh Dursun

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

The removal and segmentation of the Yankee Rowe reactor vessel internals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A major element of the reactor decommissioning of the Rowe Yankee reactor was the segmentation and packaging of the reactor internals. PCI Energy Services, specializing in remote cutting, machining, and welding, performed this work under contract to Yankee Atomic Electric Company. Removal techniques are described.

Child, C.; McGough, M.; Smith, G. [Power Cutting Inc., Lake Bluff, IL (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

397

An adaptive algorithm for online time series segmentation with error bound guarantee  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The volume of time series data grows rapidly in various applications such as network traffic management, telecommunications, finance and sensor network. To reduce the cost of storage, transmission and processing of time series data, the need for more ... Keywords: approximation, segmentation, time series

Zhenghua Xu; Rui Zhang; Ramamohanarao Kotagiri; Udaya Parampalli

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Intersecting Red and Blue Line Segments in Optimal Time and Precision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A common geometric problem in computer graphics and geographic information systems is to compute the arrangement of a set of n segments that can be colored red and blue so that there are no red/red or blue/blue crossings. We give a sweep algorithm ...

Andrea Mantler; Jack Snoeyink

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Automated Tracing and Segmentation Tool for Migrating Neurons in 4D Confocal Imagery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate tracing and segmentation of subcellular components of migrating neurons in confocal image sequences are prerequisite steps in many neurobiology studies to understand the biological machinery behind the movement of developing neurons. In this paper, we present an automated tracking, tracing, and segmentation tool for soma, leading, and trailing process of migrating neurons in time-lapse image stacks acquired with a confocal fluorescence microscope. In our approach, we first localize each neuron in the maximum intensity projection of the first frame using manual labeling of the soma and end points of the leading and trailing process. By using each soma position at the first frame, we automatically track the somas in rest of the frames. Then, leading and trailing process are traced in each frame from the soma center to the labeled end tip of the process by using fast marching algorithm. Finally, the soma, leading and trailing processes of each neuron are segmented by using the soma center and traces as seed points, and their boundaries are separated from each other. Based on qualitative results, we demonstrate the capability to automatically track, trace, and segment the soma, leading, and trailing processes of a migrating neuron with minimal user input.

Karakaya, Mahmut [ORNL; Kerekes, Ryan A [ORNL; Solecki, Dr. David [St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Optimization of scale and parametrization for terrain segmentation: An application to soil-landscape modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a procedure to optimize parametrization and scale for terrain-based environmental modeling. The workflow was exemplified on crop yield data, which is assumed to represent a proxy for soil productivity. Focal mean statistics were used ... Keywords: Curvature, Focal mean statistics, OBIA, Regression, Soil productivity., Terrain segmentation

Lucian Drgu; Thomas Schauppenlehner; Andreas Muhar; Josef Strobl; Thomas Blaschke

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Normalized cut segmentation of thyroid tumor image based on fractional derivatives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the clinical diagnosis of thyroid tumor, ultrasound image may provide anatomical detail of the tumor, and radionuclide image may provide functional information about activity distribution of the tumor. Fusion of the two-modality medical image doesn't ... Keywords: fractional derivatives, image segmentation, normalized cut, thyroid tumor image

Jie Zhao; Li Zhang; Wei Zheng; Hua Tian; Dong-mei Hao; Song-hong Wu

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Colour vision model-based approach for segmentation of traffic signs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new approach to segment traffic signs from the rest of a scene via CIECAM, a colour appearance model. This approach not only takes CIECAM into practical application for the first time since it was standardised in 1998, but also ...

Xiaohong Gao; Kunbin Hong; Peter Passmore; Lubov Podladchikova; Dmitry Shaposhnikov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

A hypergraph reduction algorithm for joint segmentation and classification of satellite image content  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we introduce a novel hypergraph reduction algorithm, and we evaluate it in an innovative method for joint segmentation and classification of satellite image content. It operates in 3 steps. First, we compute an Image Neighborhood Hypergraph ... Keywords: hypergraph, hypergraph reduction, satellite image, superpixel, supervised classification

Alain Bretto; Aurlien Ducournau; Soufiane Rital

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

A quality analysis on JPEG 2000 compressed leukocyte images by means of segmentation algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reducing image file size by means of lossy compression algorithms can lead to distortions inimage contentaffectingdetection of fine detail structures, either by human orautomated observation. In the case of microscopic images of blood cells, which usually ... Keywords: JPEG 2000, compression, leukocytes, microscopicimages, segmentation

Alexander Falcn-Ruiz; Juan Paz-Viera; Alberto Taboada-Crisp; Hichem Sahli

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Railroad impact study: 63 rail-line segments in South Dakota. Appendices  

SciTech Connect

The appendices are incorporated in a separate volume for ease of handling. The tables and data will be of value to those who may want to conduct more in-depth analyses. The appendices contain detailed information on the entire state of South Dakota and on the 63 rail line segments.

Poth, L.A.; Peterson, J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A nonlinear elastic deformable template for soft structure segmentation. Application to the heart  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A nonlinear elastic deformable template for soft structure segmentation. Application to the heart of the heart's anatomy and motion from temporal image sequences, more precisely Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences. Currently, a clinical examination results in a stack of slices covering the whole heart

Rouchdy, Youssef

407

The Finite Segment Method for Recursive Approach to Flexible Multibody Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we study the dynamics and kinematics of serial flexible link manipulators using the finite segment method. In our analysis the flexible manipulators are divided into a set of rigid bodies coupled with springs and dampers. The dynamic equations ...

Hongli Sun; Hongtao Wu; Bing Shao; Fuyang Tian

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Building security requirements with CLASP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditionally, security requirements have been derived in an ad hoc manner. Recently, commercial software development organizations have been looking for ways to produce effective security requirements.In this paper, we show how to build security ... Keywords: application security, security process, security requirements

John Viega

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Segmenting CT prostate images using population and patient-specific statistics for radiotherapy  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: In the segmentation of sequential treatment-time CT prostate images acquired in image-guided radiotherapy, accurately capturing the intrapatient variation of the patient under therapy is more important than capturing interpatient variation. However, using the traditional deformable-model-based segmentation methods, it is difficult to capture intrapatient variation when the number of samples from the same patient is limited. This article presents a new deformable model, designed specifically for segmenting sequential CT images of the prostate, which leverages both population and patient-specific statistics to accurately capture the intrapatient variation of the patient under therapy. Methods: The novelty of the proposed method is twofold: First, a weighted combination of gradient and probability distribution function (PDF) features is used to build the appearance model to guide model deformation. The strengths of each feature type are emphasized by dynamically adjusting the weight between the profile-based gradient features and the local-region-based PDF features during the optimization process. An additional novel aspect of the gradient-based features is that, to alleviate the effect of feature inconsistency in the regions of gas and bone adjacent to the prostate, the optimal profile length at each landmark is calculated by statistically investigating the intensity profile in the training set. The resulting gradient-PDF combined feature produces more accurate and robust segmentations than general gradient features. Second, an online learning mechanism is used to build shape and appearance statistics for accurately capturing intrapatient variation. Results: The performance of the proposed method was evaluated on 306 images of the 24 patients. Compared to traditional gradient features, the proposed gradient-PDF combination features brought 5.2% increment in the success ratio of segmentation (from 94.1% to 99.3%). To evaluate the effectiveness of online learning mechanism, the authors carried out a comparison between partial online update strategy and full online update strategy. Using the full online update strategy, the mean DSC was improved from 86.6% to 89.3% with 2.8% gain. On the basis of full online update strategy, the manual modification before online update strategy was introduced and tested, the best performance was obtained; here, the mean DSC and the mean ASD achieved 92.4% and 1.47 mm, respectively. Conclusions: The proposed prostate segmentation method provided accurate and robust segmentation results for CT images even under the situation where the samples of patient under radiotherapy were limited. A conclusion that the proposed method is suitable for clinical application can be drawn.

Feng, Qianjin; Foskey, Mark; Chen Wufan; Shen Dinggang [Biomedical Engineering College, South Medical University, Guangzhou (China) and Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27510 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Biomedical Engineering College, South Medical University, Guangzhou 510510 (China); Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27510 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

410

Automated temporal tracking and segmentation of lymphoma on serial CT examinations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: It is challenging to reproducibly measure and compare cancer lesions on numerous follow-up studies; the process is time-consuming and error-prone. In this paper, we show a method to automatically and reproducibly identify and segment abnormal lymph nodes in serial computed tomography (CT) exams. Methods: Our method leverages initial identification of enlarged (abnormal) lymph nodes in the baseline scan. We then identify an approximate region for the node in the follow-up scans using nonrigid image registration. The baseline scan is also used to locate regions of normal, non-nodal tissue surrounding the lymph node and to map them onto the follow-up scans, in order to reduce the search space to locate the lymph node on the follow-up scans. Adaptive region-growing and clustering algorithms are then used to obtain the final contours for segmentation. We applied our method to 24 distinct enlarged lymph nodes at multiple time points from 14 patients. The scan at the earlier time point was used as the baseline scan to be used in evaluating the follow-up scan, resulting in 70 total test cases (e.g., a series of scans obtained at 4 time points results in 3 test cases). For each of the 70 cases, a ''reference standard'' was obtained by manual segmentation by a radiologist. Assessment according to response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST) using our method agreed with RECIST assessments made using the reference standard segmentations in all test cases, and by calculating node overlap ratio and Hausdorff distance between the computer and radiologist-generated contours. Results: Compared to the reference standard, our method made the correct RECIST assessment for all 70 cases. The average overlap ratio was 80.7 {+-} 9.7% s.d., and the average Hausdorff distance was 3.2 {+-} 1.8 mm s.d. The concordance correlation between automated and manual segmentations was 0.978 (95% confidence interval 0.962, 0.984). The 100% agreement in our sample between our method and the standard with regard to RECIST classification suggests that the true disagreement rate is no more than 6%. Conclusions: Our automated lymph node segmentation method achieves excellent overall segmentation performance and provides equivalent RECIST assessment. It potentially will be useful to streamline and improve cancer lesion measurement and tracking and to improve assessment of cancer treatment response.

Xu Jiajing; Greenspan, Hayit; Napel, Sandy; Rubin, Daniel L. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69978 (Israel); Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 and Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

411

Detection and characterization of flaws in segments of light water reactor pressure vessels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies have been conducted to determine flaw density in segments cut from light water reactor (LWR) pressure vessels as part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Heavy-Section Steel Technology (HSST) Program. Segments from the Hope Creek Unit 2 vessil and the Pilgrim Unit 2 Vessel were purchased from salvage dealers. Hope Creek was a boiling water reactor (BWR) design and Pilgrim was a pressurized water reactor (PWR) design. Neither were ever placed in service. Objectives were to evaluate these LWR segments for flaws with ultrasonic and liquid penetrant techniques. Both objectives were successfully completed. One significant indication was detected in a Hope Creek seam weld by ultrasonic techniques and characterized by further analyses terminating with destructive correlation. This indication (with a through-wall dimension of approx.6 mm (approx.0.24 in.)) was detected in only 3 m (10 ft) of weldment and offers extremely limited data when compared to the extent of welding even in a single pressure vessel. However, the detection and confirmation of the flaw in the arbitrarily selected sections implies the Marshall report estimates (and others) are nonconservative for such small flaws. No significant indications were detected in the Pilgrim material by ultrasonic techniques. Unfortunately, the Pilgrim segments contained relatively little weldment; thus, we limited our ultrasonic examinations to the cladding and subcladding regions. Fluorescent liquid penetrant inspection of the cladding surfaces for both LWR segments detected no significant indications (i.e., for a total of approximately 6.8 m/sup 2/ (72 ft/sup 2/) of cladding surface).

Cook, K.V.; Cunningham, R.A. Jr.; McClung, R.W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Multiband segmentation of a spectroscopic line data cube: application to the HI data cube of the spiral galaxy NGC 4254  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method for the multiband segmentation of a spectroscopic line data cube is presented. This method is intended to help astronomers to handle complex spectroscopic line data cubes where the inspection of the channel and moment maps is difficult. ... Keywords: Bayesian segmentation, Gaussian mixture model, HI 21 cm line spiral galaxy NGC 4254, hierarchical hidden Markov model, multicomponent image, spectroscopic data cube reduction

Farid Flitti; Christophe Collet; Bernd Vollmer; Franois Bonnarel

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Cortical dynamics of navigation and steering in natural scenes: Motion-based object segmentation, heading, and obstacle avoidance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visually guided navigation through a cluttered natural scene is a challenging problem that animals and humans accomplish with ease. The ViSTARS neural model proposes how primates use motion information to segment objects and determine heading for purposes ... Keywords: MST, MT, Motion segmentation, Navigation, Object tracking, Optic flow, Steering

N. Andrew Browning; Stephen Grossberg; Ennio Mingolla

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

An intelligent modified fuzzy c-means based algorithm for bias estimation and segmentation of brain MRI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The segmentation of magnetic resonance images (MRI) is a challenging problem that has received an enormous amount of attention lately. Many researchers have applied various techniques however fuzzy c-means (FCM) based algorithms have produced better ... Keywords: FCM, MRI, Medical image processing, Segmentation

M. Y. Siyal; Lin Yu

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Data Requirements from NERSC Requirements Reviews Richard Gerber...  

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Energy Scientists represented by the NERSC user community have growing requirements for data storage, IO bandwidth, networking bandwidth, and data software and services. Over the...

416

Managing System of Systems Requirements with a Requirements Screening Group  

SciTech Connect

Figuring out an effective and efficient way to manage not only your Requirements Baseline, but also the development of all your individual requirements during a Programs/Projects Conceptual and Development Life Cycle Stages can be both daunting and difficult. This is especially so when you are dealing with a complex and large System of Systems (SoS) Program with potentially thousands and thousands of Top Level Requirements as well as an equal number of lower level System, Subsystem and Configuration Item requirements that need to be managed. This task is made even more overwhelming when you have to add in integration with multiple requirements development teams (e.g., Integrated Product Development Teams (IPTs)) and/or numerous System/Subsystem Design Teams. One solution for tackling this difficult activity on a recent large System of Systems Program was to develop and make use of a Requirements Screening Group (RSG). This group is essentially a Team made up of co-chairs from the various Stakeholders with an interest in the Program of record that are enabled and accountable for Requirements Development on the Program/Project. The RSG co-chairs, often with the help of individual support team, work together as a Program Board to monitor, make decisions on, and provide guidance on all Requirements Development activities during the Conceptual and Development Life Cycle Stages of a Program/Project. In addition, the RSG can establish and maintain the Requirements Baseline, monitor and enforce requirements traceability across the entire Program, and work with other elements of the Program/Project to ensure integration and coordination.

Ronald R. Barden

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Project X functional requirements specification  

SciTech Connect

Project X is a multi-megawatt proton facility being developed to support intensity frontier research in elementary particle physics, with possible applications to nuclear physics and nuclear energy research, at Fermilab. A Functional Requirements Specification has been developed in order to establish performance criteria for the Project X complex in support of these multiple missions. This paper will describe the Functional Requirements for the Project X facility and the rationale for these requirements.

Holmes, S.D.; Henderson, S.D.; Kephart, R.; Kerby, J.; Mishra, S.; Nagaitsev, S.; Tschirhart, R.; /Fermilab

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Requirements Specifications For Hybrid Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this paper is to present a formal framework for representing and reasoning about the requirements of hybrid systems. As background, the paper briefly reviews an abstract model for specifying system and software requirements, called the Four Variable Model [12], and a related requirements method, called SCR (Software Cost Reduction) [10, 1]. The paper then introduces a special discrete version of the Four Variable Model, the SCR requirements model [8] and proposes an extension of the SCR model for specifying and reasoning about hybrid systems. 2 Background

Constance Heitmeyer

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Development and analysis of a linearly segmented CPC collector for industrial steam generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study involves the design, analysis and construction of a modular, non-imaging, trough, concentrating solar collector for generation of process steam in a tropical climate. The most innovative feature of this concentrator is that the mirror surface consists of long and narrow planar segments placed inside sealed low-cost glass tubes. The absorber is a cylindrical fin inside an evacuated glass tube. As an extension of the same study, the optical efficiency of the segmented concentrator has been simulated by means of a Monte-Carlo Ray-Tracing program. Laser Ray-Tracing techniques were also used to evaluate the possibilities of this new concept. A preliminary evaluation of the experimental concentrator was done using a relatively simple method that combines results from two experimental measurements: overall heat loss coefficient and optical efficiency. A transient behaviour test was used to measure the overall heat loss coefficient throughout a wide range of temperatures.

Figueroa, J.A.A.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Apparatus and methods for impingement cooling of a side wall of a turbine nozzle segment  

SciTech Connect

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and a vane therebetween. Each band includes a nozzle wall, a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and the nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band and inturned flange define with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The impingement plate has a turned flange welded to the inturned flange. A backing plate overlies the turned flange and aligned apertures are formed through the backing plate and turned flange to direct and focus cooling flow onto the side wall of the nozzle segment.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Support pedestals for interconnecting a cover and nozzle band wall in a gas turbine nozzle segment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner band portions. Each band portion includes a nozzle wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through the apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. Structural pedestals interconnect the cover and nozzle wall and pass through holes in the impingement plate to reduce localized stress otherwise resulting from a difference in pressure within the chamber of the nozzle segment and the hot gas path and the fixed turbine casing surrounding the nozzle stage. The pedestals may be cast or welded to the cover and nozzle wall.

Yu, Yufeng Phillip (Simpsonville, SC); Itzel, Gary Michael (Simpsonville, SC); Webbon, Waylon Willard (Greenville, SC); Bagepalli, Radhakrishna (Schenectady, NY); Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY); Kellock, Iain Robertson (Simpsonville, SC)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Image sequence coding using multiple-level segmentation and affine motion estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AbstractA very low bit-rate video codec using multiple-level segmentation and affine motion compensation is presented. The translational motion model is adequate to motion compensate small regions even when complex motion is involved; however, it is no longer capable of delivering satisfactory results when applied to large regions or the whole frame. The proposed codec is based on a variable block size algorithm enhanced with global motion compensation, inner block segmentation, and a set of motion models used adaptively in motion compensation. The experimental results show that the proposed method gives better results in terms of the bit rate under the same PSNR constraint for most of the tested sequences as compared with the fixed block size approach and traditional variable block size codec in which only translational motion compensation is utilized. Index Terms Codecs, data compression, motion compensation, video coding. I.

Kui Zhang; Miros?aw Bober; Associate Member; Josef Kittler

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Method of joining a vane cavity insert to a nozzle segment of a gas turbine  

SciTech Connect

An insert containing apertures for impingement cooling a nozzle vane of a nozzle segment in a gas turbine is inserted into one end of the vane. The leading end of the insert is positioned slightly past a rib adjacent the opposite end of the vane through which the insert is inserted. The end of the insert is formed or swaged into conformance with the inner margin of the rib. The insert is then brazed or welded to the rib.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Parameter selection for suppressed fuzzy c-means with an application to MRI segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an algorithm, called the modified suppressed fuzzy c-means (MS-FCM), that simultaneously performs clustering and parameter selection for the suppressed fuzzy c-means (S-FCM) algorithm proposed by [Fan, J.L., Zhen, W.Z., Xie, W.X., ... Keywords: Fuzzy c-means, Fuzzy clustering, Magnetic resonance image segmentation, Parameter selection, Suppressed fuzzy c-means

Wen-Liang Hung; Miin-Shen Yang; De-Hua Chen

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

March 2006 MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL INFORMATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS: FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARD (FIPS) 200 APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE Shirley Radack, EditorShirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division

426

Handbook of Academic Requirements & Procedures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Handbook of Academic Requirements & Procedures for the Chemistry Graduate Program PLEASE NOTE: This version of the Handbook must be used by students who start during or after the Spring 2012 semester is a central activity. 1.2 Purpose and Content of the Handbook. A detailed account of the academic requirements

Kounaves, Samuel P.

427

Handbook of Academic Requirements & Procedures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Handbook of Academic Requirements & Procedures for the Chemistry Graduate Program PLEASE NOTE: This version of the Handbook can be used by students who started during or before the Fall 2011 semester activity. 1.2 Purpose and Content of the Handbook. A detailed account of the academic requirements

Kounaves, Samuel P.

428

Humidity requirements in WSCF Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to develop and document a position on Relative Humidity (RH) requirements in the WSCF Laboratories. A current survey of equipment vendors for Organic, Inorganic and Radiochemical laboratories indicate that 25% - 80% relative humidity may meet the environmental requirements for safe operation and protection of all the laboratory equipment.

Evans, R.A.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Simultaneous hierarchical segmentation and vectorization of satellite images through combined data sampling and anisotropic triangulation  

SciTech Connect

The automatic detection, recognition , and segmentation of object classes in remote sensed images is of crucial importance for scene interpretation and understanding. However, it is a difficult task because of the high variability of satellite data. Indeed, the observed scenes usually exhibit a high degree of complexity, where complexity refers to the large variety of pictorial representations of objects with the same semantic meaning and also to the extensive amount of available det.ails. Therefore, there is still a strong demand for robust techniques for automatic information extraction and interpretation of satellite images. In parallel, there is a growing interest in techniques that can extract vector features directly from such imagery. In this paper, we investigate the problem of automatic hierarchical segmentation and vectorization of multispectral satellite images. We propose a new algorithm composed of the following steps: (i) a non-uniform sampling scheme extracting most salient pixels in the image, (ii) an anisotropic triangulation constrained by the sampled pixels taking into account both strength and directionality of local structures present in the image, (iii) a polygonal grouping scheme merging, through techniques based on perceptual information , the obtained segments to a smaller quantity of superior vectorial objects. Besides its computational efficiency, this approach provides a meaningful polygonal representation for subsequent image analysis and/or interpretation.

Grazzini, Jacopo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Prasad, Lakshman [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dillard, Scott [PNNL

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

430

Transport of ions in a segmented linear Paul trap in printed-circuit-board technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the construction and operation of a segmented linear Paul trap, fabricated in printed-circuit-board technology with an electrode segment width of 500 microns. We prove the applicability of this technology to reliable ion trapping and report the observation of Doppler cooled ion crystals of Ca-40 with this kind of traps. Measured trap frequencies agree with numerical simulations at the level of a few percent from which we infer a high fabrication accuracy of the segmented trap. To demonstrate its usefulness and versatility for trapped ion experiments we study the fast transport of a single ion. Our experimental results show a success rate of 99.0(1)% for a transport distance of 2x2mm in a round-trip time of T=20us, which corresponds to 4 axial oscillations only. We theoretically and experimentally investigate the excitation of oscillations caused by fast ion transports with error-function voltage ramps: For a slightly slower transport (a round-trip shuttle within T=30us) we observe non-adiabatic motional excitation of 0.89(15)meV.

G. Huber; T. Deuschle; W. Schnitzler; R. Reichle; K. Singer; F. Schmidt-Kaler

2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

431

6 - Appendix B - Miles Data.xls  

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0 34 2.4 12 20 480 48 432 0 2909 6.7 13 20 460 0 460 0 4820 10.5 2002 01 20 480 0 480 0 4560 9.5 02 20 460 0 460 0 4462 9.7 03 20 440 60 380 0 4059 10.7 04 20 460 60 400 0 5045...

432

Per-Mile Premiums for Auto Insurance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Social Cost of Motor-vehicle Use In the United States, Based on 1990-1991, June 1997, Institute of Transportation

Edlin, Aaron S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A GEM Award (Going the Extra Mile)  

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

All Headquarters Department of Energy Employees except Political Appointees (including Schedule C and non-career members of the SES). Any Employee may nominate another employee for this award.

434

0 10 Miles5 10 Kilometers5  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Flathead River Fish Creek McGee Creek Dutch Creek Anaconda Creek Mineral Creek McDonald Creek Sprague Creek

435

Taking the tire the final mile  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1990 the Scott County Health Department formed a local Waste Tire Task Force to address the growing problem of illegally dumped tires in Scott County, Iowa. Strategies developed by the task force included providing convenient, low cost disposal; increasing public awareness; and promoting participation in recycling efforts. The task force has held several free waste tire collections, including Waste Tire Amnesty Days and an Earth Week event. At the recommendation of the task force, regular tire disposal fees at the Scott County Landfill, operated by the Scott Area Solid Waste Management Commission, were also reduced. Through the task force efforts, 107,000 waste tires, including several stockpiles, have been recovered in Scott County. Many were recycled, some at a local cement plant, which used them as fuel for a test burn. Complaints to the health department regarding accumulations of waste tires have decreased. The commitment to managing waste tires in Scott County is ongoing; the most recent free, tire disposal day was held in May 1994.

Moore, G.A. [Scott County Health Dept., Davenport, IA (United States); Wuestenberg, T.; Hall, J.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

0 1 2 Miles 2 Kilometers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

VALLEY FLINT RIDGE East Entranc e Road M AM M O TH CAVE RIDGE Flint Ridge Road ParkRi dge Road R Hunter

437

Home: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements  

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content. | Skip to navigation content. | Skip to navigation Site Map Contact Us Current Documents Archived Documents Entire Site only in current section Advanced Search... U.S. Department of Energy Office of Management Directives, Delegations, and Requirements Sections Home Directives Current Directives Draft Directives Archives Delegations Current Delegations Current Designations Rescinded Organizations' Assignment of Responsibility Development & Review RevCom Writers' Tools DPC Corner References News and Updates Help Personal tools You are here: Office of Management » Directives, Delegations, and Requirements Info Home Directives are the Department of Energy's primary means of establishing policies, requirements, responsibilities, and procedures for Departmental elements and contractors. Directive

438

Cyber Security Issues and Requirements  

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

Program Program (SGIG) Cyber Security Issues and Requirements Jeff Dagle November 19, 2009 Communication and Information Technology will be Central to Smart Grid Deployment Final Interim Smart Grid Roadmap, prepared by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Requirements Associated with ARRA Projects Proposals were required to include:  Discussion of how cyber security risks will be mitigated  What criteria will be used for vendor and technology selection  Relevant cyber security standards that will be followed (or industry best practices)  How emerging smart grid cyber security standards that are currently being developed will be adopted Cyber Security Objectives for Smart

439

land requirements | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

requirements requirements Dataset Summary Description This dataset is part of a larger internal dataset at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that explores various characteristics of large solar electric (both PV and CSP) facilities around the United States. This dataset focuses on the land use characteristics for solar facilities that are either under construction or currently in operation. Source Land-Use Requirements for Solar Power Plants in the United States Date Released June 25th, 2013 (5 months ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords acres area average concentrating solar power csp Density electric hectares km2 land land requirements land use land-use mean photovoltaic photovoltaics PV solar statistics Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Master Solar Land Use Spreadsheet (xlsx, 1.5 MiB)

440

The Practice of Parking Requirements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the cost of the required parking is thus $20 per square foot$40 per square foot of floor area, or twice the cost in aper 1,000 square feet in a TOD, and the developer's cost of

Shoup, Donald C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Physics and detector simulation requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document describes the computing environment needed to meet the requirements for high energy physics Monte Carlo Calculations for the simulation of Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory physics and detectors. (AIP)

Computer Acquisition Working Group

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

SofTV Viewer Requirements  

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may be required to view all features in a presentations where build steps and animations are published. (This feature can be turned off) Netscape 7.1+ Presentations created...

443

Manifest requirements. RCRA Information Brief  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specific pretransport regulatory requirements must be met by DOE prior to shipment of hazardous waste, low-level wastes (LLW), and radioactive mixed wastes (RMW). The pretransport requirements are intended to help reduce the risk of loss or leakage of, or exposure to, hazardous wastes, LLW, and RMW during shipment; and to communicate information on potential hazards to shippers, carriers, or receivers of waste shipments, and emergency response personnel in the event of an accident, spill, or leak. These goals are accomplished through tracking of shipments, correct packaging and labeling, and communication of potential hazards. Specific requirements include manifesting, packaging, marking and labeling of waste packages, placarding of vehicles, and selecting appropriate waste transporters and shipment destinations. This Information Brief focuses on the manifesting requirements associated with domestic transport of hazardous wastes, LLW, and RMW.

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1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

OpenEI - land requirements  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

en.openei.orgdatasetstaxonomyterm4180 en Land use requirements for ground-mounted solar power facilities. http:en.openei.orgdatasetsnode454

This dataset is part of...

445

Fusion technology status and requirements  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the status of fusion technology and discusses the requirements to be met in order to build a demonstration fusion plant. Strategies and programmatic considerations in pursuing engineering feasibility are also outlined.

Thomassen, K.I.

1982-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

446

Edge preserving smoothing and segmentation of 4-D images via transversely isotropic scale-space processing and fingerprint analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Scale-space derived from B-splines, IEEE Trans. Patt. Anal.segmentation and temporal B-splines, IEEE Trans. Med. Imag.based on the uniform cubic B-spline basis function. 1214

Reutter, Bryan W.; Algazi, V. Ralph; Gullberg, Grant T; Huesman, Ronald H.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

A method for identification and classification of medicinal plant images based on level set segmentation and SVM classification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a methodology for identification and classification of images of the medicinal plants based on level set segmentation. The medicinal plants are identified using structural features, namely, height, shape, size of leafy part, flowers, ...

Suvarna S. Nandyal; Basavaraj S. Anami; A. Govardhan; P. S. Hiremath

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Functional Requirements for Customer Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Customer communications infrastructures could support a wide variety of useful utility operations and industry-wide applications. However, these systems will require a substantial investment, which necessitates viewing customer communications with multiple stakeholders and applications in mind. This report describes the development of requirements for customer interface applications such as revenue metering, communications gateways, and remote equipment operations that can provide the basis for powerful ...

2002-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

449

Renewable Energy Requirement Status: 2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential impacts of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and other requirements are significant for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution companies, especially for those that depend on coal and other fossil fuels to supply the power delivered to their customers. this Technical Update is to update the information presented in the previous EPRI report, Renewable Energy Requirement Status and Compliance Strategies: 2004 (1008374, December 2004). Although the assessment focuses on state ...

2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

450

Identifying patients in target customer segments using a two-stage clustering-classification approach: A hospital-based assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Identifying patients in a Target Customer Segment (TCS) is important to determine the demand for, and to appropriately allocate resources for, health care services. The purpose of this study is to propose a two-stage clustering-classification model through ... Keywords: Customer relationship management (CRM), K-means clustering algorithm, Recency-Frequency-Monetary (RFM) analysis model, Rough set theory (RST), Target customer segment (TCS)

You-Shyang Chen; Ching-Hsue Cheng; Chien-Jung Lai; Cheng-Yi Hsu; Han-Jhou Syu

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Science-Driven Network Requirements for ESnet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutron Source Network Requirements Six DOE laboratories arehas networking requirements which differ from many other DOEhas networking requirements which differ from many other DOE

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Notices  

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

64 Federal Register 64 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2013 / Notices where the pipeline route crosses the Gila River. A 2.2-mile segment of the Florence- Kelvin Highway, a Pinal County- maintained roadway, would require realignment as a result of constructing the facility. A 2.1-mile section of the road would be relocated north of its current alignment. The proposed facility would require the relocation of the San Carlos Irrigation Project power line which currently passes though the northern portion of the facility footprint. An approximately 2.3-mile segment of the power line will be moved north of the TSF and rerouted around the western portion of the project area, approximately following the proposed and existing alignment of the Florence-

453

Layered and segmented system organization (LASSO) for highly reliable inventory monitoring systems (IMS)  

SciTech Connect

The Trilateral Initiative is preparing for International Atomic Energy Agency (LUiA) verification of excess fissile material released itom the defense programs of the United States and the Russian Federation. Following acceptance of the material using an Attribute Verification System, the IAEA will depend on an Inventory Monitoring System to maintain Continuity of Knowledge of the large inventory of thousands of items. Recovery fiom a total loss of Continuity of Knowledge in such a large storage facility would involve an extremely costly inventory re-verification This paper presents the framework for a Layered and Segmented System Organization that is the basis for a highly reliable IMS with protection-in-depth.

Mangan, Dennis L.; Matter, John C.; Waddoups, I. (Ivan); Abhold, M. E. (Mark E.); Chiaro, P. (Peter)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Segmenting human-motion for mobile robot navigation using alignment errors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract This paper presents a new human-motion identification and segmentation algorithm, for mobile robot platforms. The algorithm is based on computing the alignment error between pairs of object images acquired from a moving platform. Pairs of images generating relatively small alignment errors are used to estimate the fundamental frequency of the objects motion. A decision criterion is then used to test the significance of the estimated frequency and to classify the objects motion. To verify the validity of the proposed approach, experimental results are shown on different classes of objects. I.

Wael Abd-almageed

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

TCP over low-power and lossy networks: tuning the segment size to minimize energy consumption  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs), like wireless networks based upon the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, have strong energy constraints, and are moreover subject to frequent transmission errors, not only due to congestion but also to collisions and to radio channel conditions. This paper introduces an analytical model to compute the total energy consumption in an LLN due to the TCP protocol. The model allows us to highlight some tradeoffs as regards the choice of the TCP maximum segment size, of the Forward Error Correction (FEC) redundancy ratio, and of the number of link-layer retransmissions, in order to minimize the total energy consumption.

Ayadi, Ahmed; Ros, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Modified SSCP method using sequential electrophoresis of multiple nucleic acid segments  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to a method of screening large, complex, polyexonic eukaryotic genes such as the ATM gene for mutations and polymorphisms by an improved version of single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) electrophoresis that allows electrophoresis of two or three amplified segments in a single lane. The present invention also is directed to new mutations and polymorphisms in the ATM gene that are useful in performing more accurate screening of human DNA samples for mutations and in distinguishing mutations from polymorphisms, thereby improving the efficiency of automated screening methods.

Gatti, Richard A. (Sherman Oaks, CA)

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

OMB Requirements | Department of Energy  

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OMB Requirements OMB Requirements OMB Requirements Acquisitions OMB Circular A-109, Acquisition of Major Systems (04-05-76) (Available in hard copy only) OMB M-04-08, Maximizing Use of SmartBuy and Avoiding Duplication of Agency Activities with with the President's 24 E-Gov Initiatives (02-25-2004) (pdf) OMB M-04-16, Software Acquisition (07-01-2004) Budget/Capital Planning OMB Circular A-11 OMB M-05-23, Improving Informational Technology (IT) Project Planning and Execution (8-04-2005) (pdf) Cyber Security & Privacy OMB M-00-07, Incorporating and Funding Security in Information Systems Investments (02-28-2000) OMB M-02-01, Guidance for Preparing and Submitting Security Plans of Action and Milestones(10-19-2001) OMB M-02-09, Reporting Instructions for the Government Information

458

Changes in dose with segmentation of breast tissues in Monte Carlo calculations for low-energy brachytherapy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To investigate the use of various breast tissue segmentation models in Monte Carlo dose calculations for low-energy brachytherapy. Methods: The EGSnrc user-code BrachyDose is used to perform Monte Carlo simulations of a breast brachytherapy treatment using TheraSeed Pd-103 seeds with various breast tissue segmentation models. Models used include a phantom where voxels are randomly assigned to be gland or adipose (randomly segmented), a phantom where a single tissue of averaged gland and adipose is present (averaged tissue), and a realistically segmented phantom created from previously published numerical phantoms. Radiation transport in averaged tissue while scoring in gland along with other combinations is investigated. The inclusion of calcifications in the breast is also studied in averaged tissue and randomly segmented phantoms. Results: In randomly segmented and averaged tissue phantoms, the photon energy fluence is approximately the same; however, differences occur in the dose volume histograms (DVHs) as a result of scoring in the different tissues (gland and adipose versus averaged tissue), whose mass energy absorption coefficients differ by 30%. A realistically segmented phantom is shown to significantly change the photon energy fluence compared to that in averaged tissue or randomly segmented phantoms. Despite this, resulting DVHs for the entire treatment volume agree reasonably because fluence differences are compensated by dose scoring differences. DVHs for the dose to only the gland voxels in a realistically segmented phantom do not agree with those for dose to gland in an averaged tissue phantom. Calcifications affect photon energy fluence to such a degree that the differences in fluence are not compensated for (as they are in the no calcification case) by dose scoring in averaged tissue phantoms. Conclusions: For low-energy brachytherapy, if photon transport and dose scoring both occur in an averaged tissue, the resulting DVH for the entire treatment volume is reasonably accurate because inaccuracies in photon energy fluence are compensated for by inaccuracies in localized dose scoring. If dose to fibroglandular tissue in the breast is of interest, then the inaccurate photon energy fluence calculated in an averaged tissue phantom will result in inaccurate DVHs and average doses for those tissues. Including calcifications necessitates the use of proper tissue segmentation.

Sutherland, J. G. H.; Thomson, R. M.; Rogers, D. W. O. [Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics, Department of Physics, Carleton University, Ottawa K1S 5B6 (Canada)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

459

New Solutions Require New Thinking  

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

Solutions Require Solutions Require New Thinking America's demand for power threatens to overburden an already congested electric system. The U.S. Department of Energy is addressing these energy challenges with innovative solutions to energy generation. Its Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) Program is helping to alleviate congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve reliability by investigating answers such as * Microgrid technologies * Distributed generation * Two-way communication systems * Demand response programs Reducing Peak Demand The RDSI program aims to reduce peak load on distribution feeders 20% by 2015. To help achieve this goal, RDSI is sponsoring demonstration projects nationwide. From California to New York, these projects are

460

RPAM & Energy Order Requirements  

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

430.1C, Real Property Asset Management 430.1C, Real Property Asset Management and DOE O 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management Requirements, Overlap & Differences Office of Engineering and Construction Management September 2009 2 10/27/2009 Energy Order & RPAM Order Requirements DOE O 430.1C - RPAM DOE O 430.2B ENERGY ORDER Energy Efficiency Water Consumption Utility Metering ESPCs & USPCs Personnel - Energy Training Environmental Management System (EMS) Real Property Performance Indicators Sustainable Buildings Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) Personnel - Certified Realty Specialists Ten Year Site Plans Sustainable & Integrated Design TEAM Executable Plans High Performance Building Plan OVERLAP Real Property

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461

Stellar Astrophysics Requirements NERSC Forecast  

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Requirements for Requirements for m461:Stellar Explosions in Three Dimensions Tomek Plewa (Florida State University) + 3 graduate students, Artur Gawryszczak (Warsaw), Konstantinos Kifonidis (Munich), Andrzej Odrzywolek (Cracow), Ju Zhang (FIT), Andrey Zhiglo (Kharkov) 1. m461: Stellar Explosions in Three Dimensions * Summarize your projects and expected scientific objectives through 2014 * Modeling and simulations of transient phenomena in stellar astrophysics driven by either radiation or thermonuclear processes * Numerical solution of a coupled system of PDEs and ODEs * Tame nonlinearity! * Our goal is to ... * Explain observed properties of exploding stellar objects * Present focus is ... * Neutrino-driven core-collapse supernova explosions * In the next 3 years we expect to ...

462

Meeting Federal Energy Security Requirements  

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

Markel Markel SRA International Lawrence_Markel@sra.com Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Fall 2012 - October 16-17 Mobile, AL Sponsored by Alabama Power Theme Meeting energy security requirements in federal facilities provides opportunities for additional types of cooperation between utilities and the federal agencies. However, there are significant barriers to pursuing these opportunities - constraints on utilities and on federal agencies, as well as sometimes-competing objectives. Energy security encompasses sufficiency, surety, and sustainability.  Above all, energy security means having adequate power to conduct critical operations for the duration required (sufficiency).  Secondarily, and leading to sufficiency, is ensuring resilient energy supplies that are accessible when

463

ALLOCATION OF REACTIVE SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the voltage setting point s kV of each bus Qk and the voltage profile for the buses c j Q . Recall that Q for these transactions so that all bus voltages meet the specified voltage profile requirements. Consequently load is locally met at the bus. In other words, we assume that at each load bus the power factor is 1

Gross, George

464

Enhanced oil recovery water requirements  

SciTech Connect

Water requirements for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are evaluated using publicly available information, data from actual field applications, and information provided by knowledgeable EOR technologists in 14 major oil companies. Water quantity and quality requirements are estimated for individual EOR processes (steam drive; in situ combustion; and CO/sub 2/, micellar-polymer, polymer, and caustic flooding) in those states and specific geographic locations where these processes will play major roles in future petroleum production by the year 2000. The estimated quantity requirements represent the total water needed from all sources. A reduction in these quantities can be achieved by reinjecting all of the produced water potentially available for recycle in the oil recovery method. For injection water quality requirements, it is noted that not all of the water used for EOR needs to be fresh. The use of treated produced water can reduce significantly the quantities of fresh water that would be sought from other sources. Although no major EOR project to date has been abandoned because of water supply problems, competing regional uses for water, drought situations, and scarcity of high quality surface water and ground water could be impediments to certain projects in the near future.

Royce, B.; Kaplan, E.; Garrell, M.; Geffen, T.M.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Seismic fragility formulations for segmented buried pipeline systems including the impact of differential ground subsidence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Though Differential Ground Subsidence (DGS) impacts the seismic response of segmented buried pipelines augmenting their vulnerability, fragility formulations to estimate repair rates under such condition are not available in the literature. Physical models to estimate pipeline seismic damage considering other cases of permanent ground subsidence (e.g. faulting, tectonic uplift, liquefaction, and landslides) have been extensively reported, not being the case of DGS. The refinement of the study of two important phenomena in Mexico City - the 1985 Michoacan earthquake scenario and the sinking of the city due to ground subsidence - has contributed to the analysis of the interrelation of pipeline damage, ground motion intensity, and DGS; from the analysis of the 48-inch pipeline network of the Mexico City's Water System, fragility formulations for segmented buried pipeline systems for two DGS levels are proposed. The novel parameter PGV{sup 2}/PGA, being PGV peak ground velocity and PGA peak ground acceleration, has been used as seismic parameter in these formulations, since it has shown better correlation to pipeline damage than PGV alone according to previous studies. By comparing the proposed fragilities, it is concluded that a change in the DGS level (from Low-Medium to High) could increase the pipeline repair rates (number of repairs per kilometer) by factors ranging from 1.3 to 2.0; being the higher the seismic intensity the lower the factor.

Pineda Porras, Omar Andrey [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ordaz, Mario [UNAM, MEXICO CITY

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Automatic segmentation of histological structures in normal and neoplastic mammary gland tissue sections  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we present a scheme for real time segmentation of histological structures in microscopic images of normal and neoplastic mammary gland sections. Paraffin embedded or frozen tissue blocks are sliced, and sections are stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). The sections are then imaged using conventional bright field microscopy. The background of the images is corrected by arithmetic manipulation using a ''phantom.'' Then we use the fast marching method with a speed function that depends on the brightness gradient of the image to obtain a preliminary approximation to the boundaries of the structures of interest within a region of interest (ROI) of the entire section manually selected by the user. We use the result of the fast marching method as the initial condition for the level set motion equation. We run this last method for a few steps and obtain the final result of the segmentation. These results can be connected from section to section to build a three-dimensional reconstruction of the entire tissue block that we are studying.

Fernandez-Gonzalez, Rodrigo; Deschamps, Thomas; Idica, Adam K.; Malladi, Ravi; Ortiz de Solorzano, Carlos

2003-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

467

Time Segmentation Approach Allowing QoS and Energy Saving for Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks are conceived to monitor a certain application or physical phenomena and are supposed to function for several years without any human intervention for maintenance. Thus, the main issue in sensor networks is often to extend the lifetime of the network by reducing energy consumption. On the other hand, some applications have high priority traffic that needs to be transferred within a bounded end-to-end delay while maintaining an energy efficient behavior. We propose MaCARI, a time segmentation protocol that saves energy, improves the overall performance of the network and enables quality of service in terms of guaranteed access to the medium and end-to-end delays. This time segmentation is achieved by synchronizing the activity of nodes using a tree-based beacon propagation and allocating activity periods for each cluster of nodes. The tree-based topology is inspired from the cluster-tree proposed by the ZigBee standard. The efficiency of our protocol is proven analytically, by simulati...

Chalhoub, Gerard; Misson, Michel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Nano-science Safety Requirements  

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Nano-science Safety Requirements Effective Date 12/6/2011 Nano-science Safety Requirements Effective Date 12/6/2011 The only official copy of this file is the one on-line. Before using a printed copy, verify that it is the most current version by checking the effective date. Page 1 of 3 Prepared By: L. Stiegler Low Risk - Embedded or Fixed Nanostructures (nanomaterials, incapable as a practical matter, of becoming airborne) Ensure that fixed nanomaterials are not subjected to actions that may generate Unbound NanoParticles (UNP). * For work outside of a HEPA filtered exhaust hood: o No Mechanical stresses e.g., (grinding, scraping, or pressing). o No thermal stresses o Cover samples when practical e.g., (slide cover, Kapton tape, Mylar tape, or cellophane tape). Samples/container must be labeled if not used immediately.

469

Functional Requirements and Use Cases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

iously also beneficial in information systems development, staging core functionality for early releases and adding features over the course of several subsequent releases. In many industries, companies produce product lines with different cost/feature variations per product in the line, and product families that include a number of product lines targeted at somewhat different markets or usage situations. What makes these product lines part of a family, are some common elements of functionality and identity. A platform-based development approach leverages this commonality, utilizing a set of reusable assets across the family. These strategies have important implications for software architecture. In particular, it is not just the functional requirements of the first product or release that must be supported by the architecture. The functional requirements of early (nearly concurrent) releases need to be explicitly taken into account. Later releases are accommodated through architectu

System Has Properties; Ruth Malan; Dana Bredemeyer

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Evaluate deaerator steam requirements quickly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Steam plant engineers frequently have to perform energy balance calculations around the deaerator to estimate the steam required to preheat and deaerate the make-up water and condensate returns. This calculation involves solving two sets of equations, one for mass and the other for energy balance. Reference to steam tables is also necessary. However, with the help of this program written in BASIC, one can arrive at the make-up water and steam requirements quickly, without referring to steam tables. This paper shows the mass and energy balance equations for the deaerator. This paper gives the program listing. An number of condensate returns can be handled. An example illustrates the use of the program.

Ganapathy, V. (ABCO Industries, Inc., Abilene, TX (US))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Requirements for signaling channel authentication  

SciTech Connect

This contribution addresses requirements for ATM signaling channel authentication. Signaling channel authentication is an ATM security service that binds an ATM signaling message to its source. By creating this binding, the message recipient, and even a third party, can confidently verify that the message originated from its claimed source. This provides a useful mechanism to mitigate a number of threats. For example, a denial of service attack which attempts to tear-down an active connection by surreptitiously injecting RELEASE or DROP PARTY messages could be easily thwarted when authenticity assurances are in place for the signaling channel. Signaling channel authentication could also be used to provide the required auditing information for accurate billing which is impervious to repudiation. Finally, depending on the signaling channel authentication mechanism, end-to-end integrity of the message (or at least part of it) can be provided. None of these capabilities exist in the current specifications.

Tarman, T.D.

1995-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

472

Quality Assurance Requirements and Description  

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

QjCivilianRadioactive QjCivilianRadioactive Was'fe Management QA: QA QVALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESCRIPTION DOEIRW-0333P Revisiol1 20 Effective Date: 10-01-2008 LarrY Newman, DlrectQr Office of Quality As,surance ~~--~-_._._- Edward F. Spr at III, Di or Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Date I/Jf/4t' , . - - - Date OCRWM Title: Quality Assurance Requirements and Description DOEIRW-0333P, Revision 20 Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Quality Assurance Policy Page: 2 of 160 Successful implementation of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) Quality Assurance (QA) program is essential for the OCRWM to carry out its mission. Our mission is to manage and dispose ofbigh-Ievel radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a manner that protects health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits

473

Present and Future Computing Requirements  

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for Computational Cosmology for Computational Cosmology DES LSST Presenter: Salman Habib Argonne National Laboratory Jim Ahrens (LANL) Scott Dodelson (FNAL) Katrin Heitmann (ANL) Peter Nugent (LBNL) Anze Slosar (BNL) Risa Wechsler (SLAC) 1 Cosmic Frontier Computing Collaboration Computational Cosmology SciDAC-3 Project Ann Almgren (LBNL) Nick Gnedin (FNAL) Dave Higdon (LANL) Rob Ross (ANL) Martin White (UC Berkeley/ LBNL) Large Scale Production Computing and Storage Requirements for High Energy Physics Research A DOE Technical Program Review November 27-28, 2012

474

EVSE Features Charge Delay Option Power Light Indicator Eight-segment Progress Indicator Auto-restart  

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Charge Delay Option Power Light Indicator Charge Delay Option Power Light Indicator Eight-segment Progress Indicator Auto-restart EVSE Specifications Grid connection Plug and cord NEMA 6-50 Connector type J1772 Test lab certifications UL Listed Approximate size (H x W x D inches) 10 x 13 x 4 Charge level AC Level 2 Input voltage 240 VAC Maximum input current 30 Amp Circuit breaker rating 40 Amp Test Conditions 1 Test date 10/30/2012 Nominal supply voltage (Vrms) 209.04 Supply frequency (Hz) 59.99 Initial ambient temperature (°F) 64 Test Vehicle 1,3 Make and model 2012 Chevrolet Volt Battery type Li-ion Steady state charge power (AC kW) 3.09 Maximum charge power (AC kW) 3.20 EVSE Test Results 1,2,4

475

Apparatus for impingement cooling a side wall adjacent an undercut region of a turbine nozzle segment  

SciTech Connect

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and vanes therebetween. Each band includes a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band and inturned flange define with the nozzle wall an undercut region. Slots are formed through the inturned flange along the nozzle side wall. A plate having through-apertures extending between opposite edges thereof is disposed in each slot, the slots and plates being angled such that the cooling medium exiting the apertures in the second cavity lie close to the side wall for focusing and targeting cooling medium onto the side wall.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Method of controlling the side wall thickness of a turbine nozzle segment for improved cooling  

SciTech Connect

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and a vane extending therebetween. Each band has a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band has an inturned flange defining with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The outer surface of the side wall is provided with a step prior to welding the cover to the side wall. A thermal barrier coating is applied in the step and, after the cover is welded to the side wall, the side wall is finally machined to a controlled thickness removing all, some or none of the coating.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

The accelerated site technology deployment program presents the segmented gate system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) is working to accelerate the acceptance and application of innovative technologies that improve the way the nation manages its environmental remediation problems. The DOE Office of Science and Technology established the Accelerated Site Technology Deployment Program (ASTD) to help accelerate the acceptance and implementation of new and innovative soil and ground water remediation technologies. Coordinated by the Department of Energy's Idaho Office, the ASTD Program reduces many of the classic barriers to the deployment of new technologies by involving government, industry, and regulatory agencies in the assessment, implementation, and validation of innovative technologies. The paper uses the example of the Segmented Gate System (SGS) to illustrate how the ASTD program works. The SGS was used to cost effectively separate clean and contaminated soil for four different radionuclides: plutonium, uranium, thorium, and cesium. Based on those results, it has been proposed to use the SGS at seven other DOE sites across the country.

PATTESON,RAYMOND; MAYNOR,DOUG; CALLAN,CONNIE

2000-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

478

Railroad impact study: 63 rail-line segments in South Dakota  

SciTech Connect

The primary concern of the study (in 2 volumes) was the trade area served by a rail line. The trade area was determined on the assumption that a farmer will haul his grain to the nearest elevator located on a railroad line. The basic approach in this study has been to measure potential demand for rail transportation, not to analyze the traffic data accumulated in the recent past. The first five chapters give the summaries for the entire state of South Dakota. The rail-line segments have been revised and recorded to comply as nearly as possible, with that, used by the various railroad companies. Some railroad data were made available for this study to provide a basis for estimating the rail potential in the major cities of South Dakota.

Poth, L.A.; Peterson, J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Seismic Performance Requirements for WETF  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report develops recommendations for requirements on the Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility (WETF) performance during seismic events. These recommendations are based on fragility estimates of WETF structures, systems, and components that were developed by LANL experts during facility walkdowns. They follow DOE guidance as set forth in standards DOE-STD-1021-93, ''Natural Phenomena Hazards Performance Categorization Guidelines for Structures, Systems, and Components'' and DOE-STD-1020-94, ''Natural Phenomena Hazards Design and Evaluation Criteria for Department of Energy Facilities''. Major recommendations are that WETF institute a stringent combustible loading control program and that additional seismic bracing and anchoring be provided for gloveboxes and heavy equipment.

Hans Jordan

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Apparatus and methods for impingement cooling of an undercut region adjacent a side wall of a turbine nozzle segment  

SciTech Connect

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands. Each band includes a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band and inturned flange define with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The inturned flange has a plurality of apertures for directing cooling steam to cool the side wall between adjacent nozzle segments.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY); Itzel, Gary Michael (Simpsonville, SC)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The X-ray afterglow flat segment in short GRB 051221A: Energy injection from a millisecond magnetar?  

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The flat segment lasting $\\sim 10^4$ seconds in the X-ray afterglow of GRB051221A represents the first clear case of strong energy injection in the external shock of a short GRB afterglow. In this work, we show that a millisecond pulsar with dipole magnetic field $\\sim 10^{14}$ Gauss could well account for that energy injection. The good quality X-ray flat segment thus suggests that the central engine of this short burst may be a millisecond magnetar.

Yizhong Fan; Dong Xu

2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

482

Meter Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 8/24/11 The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is for all market segments with the exception of New  

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Meter Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 8/24/11 The California Solar Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) is for the New Residential Construction market segment. The Emerging

483

A Requirements Analyst's Apprentice: A Proposal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Requirements Analyst's APprentice (RAAP) partially automates the modeling process involved in creating a software requirement. It uses knowledge of the specific domain and general experience regarding software requirements ...

Reubenstein, Howard

484

Analytical Requirements for Petroleum Contaminated Soils  

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Analytical Requirements for Petroleum Contaminated Soils According to 20 NMAC 9.1.704 704. REQUIRED), or other applicable statutes. Page 1 of 1Analytical Requirements for Petroleum Contaminated Soils 4

485

Outlook and Related Information Requirements  

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This procedure provides the steps required for market participants to submit the information required for the 18-Month Outlook, and specifies the information to be contained in the Outlook. Public Disclaimer The posting of documents on this Web site is done for the convenience of market participants and other interested visitors to the IESO Web site. Please be advised that, while the IESO attempts to have all posted documents conform to the original, changes can result from the original, including changes resulting from the programs used to format the documents for posting on the Web site as well as from the programs used by the viewer to download and read the documents. The IESO makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the documents on this Web site are exact reproductions of the original documents listed. In addition, the documents and information posted on this Web site are subject to change. The IESO may revise, withdraw or make final these materials at any time at its sole discretion without further notice. It is solely your responsibility to ensure that you are using up-to-date documents and information.

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2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Emissions Reduction Emissions Reduction Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Emissions Reduction Requirements Recognizing the impact of carbon-emitting fuels on climate change and to

487

Supervisory Training Requirements | Department of Energy  

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

Supervisory Training Requirements Supervisory Training Requirements Supervisory Training Requirements The Office of Learning and Workforce Development has developed an inventory of training and developmental activities that will meet the supervisory training requirements. The DOE courses, Supervisory Essentials and Navigating the Federal Hiring Process are required to fulfill the first 40-hour of the probationary period mandatory training requirement for new supervisors. All other courses listed in the training framework are suggested to meet overall continual learning requirements. Supervisory Training Requirements More Documents & Publications EM's Development Program for New Managers/Supervisors Presentation DOE F 3315.1 Supervisory - Non-Supervisory Employee Performance Management and

488

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Petroleum Reduction Petroleum Reduction Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Petroleum Reduction Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Petroleum Reduction Requirements The Wisconsin Department of Administration's fleet management policy

489

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Vehicle Registration Vehicle Registration Requirement to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Vehicle Registration Requirement Motor vehicle registration applicants must provide proof of compliance with

490

ALS Beamline Design Requirements - Revision 1  

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the beamline including: Electrical power requirements e.at the ALS include: Electrical power: 480VAC, 208VAC, 120terminations, and electrical power requirements. Beamline

Heimann, Phil

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Renewable Generation Requirement | Department of Energy  

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

Generation Requirement Renewable Generation Requirement Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Retail Supplier Savings For Bioenergy Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Heating &...