ChE 210A M. F. Doherty Thermodynamics
Bigelow, Stephen
ChE 210A M. F. Doherty Thermodynamics Instructor: Michael F. Doherty (mfd@engineering.ucsb.edu, 893 is an introduction to the fundamentals of classical and statistical thermodynamics. We focus on equilibrium are formulated using either classical or statistical thermodynamics, and these methods have found wide
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
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Biomedical Signal Processing Hsun-Hsien Chang and Jose M. F. Moura
Moura, José
1 Biomedical Signal Processing Hsun-Hsien Chang and Jos´e M. F. Moura I. INTRODUCTION Biomedical, to neural and cardiac rhythms, to tissue and organ images. Biomedical signal processing aims at extracting significant information from biomedical signals. With the aid of biomedical signal processing, biologists can
Vertes, Akos
1 Combined B.S. with a Major in Chemistry / M.F.S. with a Concentration in Forensic Chemistry COMBINED B.S. WITH A MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY / M.F.S. WITH A CONCENTRATION IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENTS A program leading to the B.S. in the field of chemistry and M.F.S. with a concentration in forensic
Moura, José
Michael T. Mulford and Alphonso A. Samuel Raytheon Missile Systems Tucson, AZ 85734 Abstract Conventional by a rail-mounted SAR sensor operated by Raytheon. 1 Introduction Many data adaptive high resolution-mounted SAR sensor at Raytheon in a rich scattering environment. 2 Mathematical Description of TR
Cooling using complimentary tapered plenums
Hall, Shawn Anthony (Pleasantville, NY)
2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Where a fluid cooling medium cools a plurality of heat-producing devices arranged in a row along a generalized coordinate direction, with a space between each adjacent pair of devices, each space may have a partition that defines a boundary between a first plenum and a second plenum. The first plenum carries cooling medium across an entrance and thence into a first heat-producing device located on a first side of the partition facing the first plenum. The second plenum carries cooling medium away from a second heat-producing device located on a second side of the partition facing the second plenum and thence across an exit. The partition is disposed so that the first plenum becomes smaller in cross-sectional area as distance increases from the entrance, and the second plenum becomes larger in cross sectional area as distance decreases toward the exit.
. M. Roach, H. P. Summers, M. Valovic and the MAST team CCFE-PR(14)20 Neoclassical and Gyrokinetic 1 , M. F. J. Fox 1,3 , M. O'Mullane2 , A. Patel 1 , C. M. Roach 1 , H. P. Summers 2 , M. Valovic 1.J. Casson, D. Dickinson, M.F.J. Fox, M. O'Mullane, A. Patel, C.M. Roach, H.P. Summers, M. Valovic
Gilardi, Gianni
Analisi A Appello del giorno 15/09/08 Cognome e nome (stampatello chiaro) C.L. (M/F) Una e una sola reali; c ha una e una sola soluzione; d ha esattamente 4 soluzioni distinte. 3. Per ogni rettangolo R R
Gilardi, Gianni
Analisi A Appello del giorno 13/02/06 Cognome e nome (stampatello chiaro) C.L. (M/F) Una e una sola f `e a costituito dalla sola origine; b l'asse x privato dell'origine; c l'asse x ; d l'asse y . 9
Cluster at the Bow Shock: Status and Outlook M. Scholer1, M. F. Thomsen2, D. Burgess3, S. D. Bale4,
California at Berkeley, University of
of the thermal plasma accelerated to high energies? The Earth's bow shock is a collisionless shock whereChapter 7 Cluster at the Bow Shock: Status and Outlook M. Scholer1, M. F. Thomsen2, D. Burgess3, S. It turned out that physical pro- cesses at the bow shock occur on all spatial scales, from the electron
Complimentary Continental breakfast Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
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2011 Wind Turbine Reliability Workshop August 2-3, 2011 hosted by Sandia National Laboratories at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid A limited block of rooms, at special rates, is...
Perkins, Richard A.
s t . g o v / m e p · 1 - 8 0 0 - m e p - 4 m F g 2013 Winchester tool llc achieves iso 9001 innovative services to assist clients develop and implement strategies that promote growth. At GENEDGE. The Readiness Assessment (Phase I) provides a structured approach to developing, implementing, and sustaining
Allman, John M.
. Lett. 87. 114-120 33 Beal, M. F. et al. (1988) J. Neurochem. 51, 1935-1941 41 Amiranoff, B., Lorinet, A
Perkins, Richard A.
was presented with a challenge to update its ISO 9001 certification. At the same time, the company wanted to successfully achieve their ISO 9001 certification renewal, maintain customers, attract new ones, and invest. Manex uses a holistic and proven approach--from strategy through implementation--to impact all facets
Caticha, Ariel [Department of Physics, University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY 12222 (United States)
2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z
The formulation of quantum mechanics within the framework of entropic dynamics includes several new elements. In this paper we concentrate on one of them: the implications for the theory of time. Entropic time is introduced as a book-keeping device to keep track of the accumulation of changes. One new feature is that, unlike other concepts of time appearing in the so-called fundamental laws of physics, entropic time incorporates a natural distinction between past and future.
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Liu, Isaac Suyu
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1.4 Precision Timed Machines . . . . .Precision Timed Machine 2.1precision timed (PRET) machine. pages 264265, June 2007. [
: Ashland, Kentucky "My work explores thread and some of its embodied properties through the repetitious act
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Universit`a degli Studi di Torino Facolt`a di Scienze M. F. N.
California at Santa Cruz, University of
metodo numerico per calcolare la trasformata di Hilbert.2.2 Il metodo delle scale multiple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 3.2.3 Limiti di validit´a di NLS
OPERATIONAL TEST OF SONIC WIND SENSORS AT KNMI Wiel M.F. Wauben
Wauben, Wiel
of transfer functions for wind direction, - speed and - gust that account for the change from one sensor vanes to measure wind speed and direction. Although the KNMI cup and vane meet WMO requirements into account by a wind direction and - speed dependent correction that is applied in the sensor software
EXPERIENCES WITH SONIC WIND SENSORS IN OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS Wiel M.F. Wauben
Wauben, Wiel
) uses conventional cup anemometers and wind vanes to measure wind speed and direction. Although the KNMI sonic considered in the previous evaluation. The advanced sensor has the required wind speed range up. An uncertainty of the wind speed of maximally 2 % at all wind directions is required for the wind profile
Charged lattice gas with a neutralizing background V. A. Levashov and M. F. Thorpe
Levashov, Valentin
to long-range Coulomb interactions, and overall charge neutrality is provided by a negative background. For a linear chain with infinite- range interactions, we use a devil's staircase formalism to obtain of the ordering of intercalated metal ions in positive electrodes of lithium batteries or in graphite. DOI: 10
Cell specific transcript profiling of plant-pathogen interaction M. F. Lyngkjr1
of orthologs between plant genomes (e.g. rice and Arabidopsis) in relation to similar stress responses, examine genomics in a legume species. The Plant Journal, 40, 622-31. #12;
MODEL 9977 B(M)F-96 SAFETY ANALYSIS REPORT FOR PACKAGING
Abramczyk, G; Paul Blanton, P; Kurt Eberl, K
2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z
This Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) documents the analysis and testing performed on and for the 9977 Shipping Package, referred to as the General Purpose Fissile Package (GPFP). The performance evaluation presented in this SARP documents the compliance of the 9977 package with the regulatory safety requirements for Type B packages. Per 10 CFR 71.59, for the 9977 packages evaluated in this SARP, the value of ''N'' is 50, and the Transport Index based on nuclear criticality control is 1.0. The 9977 package is designed with a high degree of single containment. The 9977 complies with 10 CFR 71 (2002), Department of Energy (DOE) Order 460.1B, DOE Order 460.2, and 10 CFR 20 (2003) for As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principles. The 9977 also satisfies the requirements of the Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material--1996 Edition (Revised)--Requirements. IAEA Safety Standards, Safety Series No. TS-R-1 (ST-1, Rev.), International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria (2000). The 9977 package is designed, analyzed and fabricated in accordance with Section III of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code, 1992 edition.
SHORT COMMUNICATION D. Nikezic B. M. F. Lau K. N. Yu
Yu, K.N.
for radon progeny from the ICRP 66 regional model and an airway tube model of tracheo-bronchial tree factors derived from epidemiological and dosimetric approaches. Introduction Inhalation of radon progeny to relate radon progeny exposures and lung cancer risk [2]. There are two groups of parameters in the ICRP
High-resolution imaging of vessels in the isolated rat brain M. F. Valverde Salzmann1
into a test tube filled with fluorocarbon fluid for susceptibility matching. MR Images were acquired
Noncommutative Two Time Physics
W. Chagas-Filho
2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z
We present a classical formalism describing two-time physics with Abelian canonical gauge field backgrounds. The formalism can be used as a starting point for the construction of an interacting quantized two-time physics theory in a noncommutative soace-time.
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Yousef Ghazi-Tabatabai
2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
While Quantum Gravity remains elusive and Quantum Field Theory retains the interpretational difficulties of Quantum Mechanics, we have introduced an alternate approach to the unification of particles, fields, space and time, suggesting that the concept of matter as space without time provides a framework which unifies matter with spacetime and in which we anticipate the development of complete theories (ideally a single unified theory) describing observed 'particles, charges, fields and forces' solely with the geometry of our matter-space-time universe.
Intrinsic Time Quantum Geometrodynamics
Eyo Eyo Ita III; Chopin Soo; Hoi-Lai Yu
2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum Geometrodynamics with intrinsic time development and momentric variables is presented. An underlying SU(3) group structure at each spatial point regulates the theory. The intrinsic time behavior of the theory is analyzed, together with its ground state and primordial quantum fluctuations. Cotton-York potential dominates at early times when the universe was small; the ground state naturally resolves Penrose's Weyl Curvature Hypothesis, and thermodynamic and gravitational `arrows of time' point in the same direction. Ricci scalar potential corresponding to Einstein's General Relativity emerges as a zero-point energy contribution. A new set of fundamental commutation relations without Planck's constant emerges from the unification of Gravitation and Quantum Mechanics.
Intrinsic Time Quantum Geometrodynamics
Eyo Eyo Ita III; Chopin Soo; Hoi-Lai Yu
2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum Geometrodynamics with intrinsic time development and momentric variables is presented. An underlying SU(3) group structure at each spatial point regulates the theory. The intrinsic time behavior of the theory is analyzed, together with its ground state and primordial quantum fluctuations. Cotton-York potential dominates at early times when the universe was small; the ground state naturally resolves Penrose's Weyl Curvature Hypothesis, and thermodynamic and gravitational `arrows of time' point in the same direction. Ricci scalar potential corresponding to Einstein's General Relativity emerges as a zero-point energy contribution. A new set of fundamental canonical commutation relations without Planck's constant emerges from the unification of Gravitation and Quantum Mechanics.
On the Time Times Temperature Bound
A. Lopez-Ortega
2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z
Recently Hod proposes a lower bound on the relaxation time of a perturbed thermodynamic system. For gravitational systems this bound transforms into a condition on the fundamental quasinormal frequency. We test the bound in some spacetimes whose quasinormal frequencies are calculated exactly, as the three-dimensional BTZ black hole, the D-dimensional de Sitter spacetime, and the D-dimensional Nariai spacetime. We find that for some of these spacetimes their fundamental quasinormal frequencies do not satisfy the bound proposed by Hod.
E. Minguzzi
2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z
Every time function on spacetime gives a (continuous) total preordering of the spacetime events which respects the notion of causal precedence. The problem of the existence of a (semi-)time function on spacetime and the problem of recovering the causal structure starting from the set of time functions are studied. It is pointed out that these problems have an analog in the field of microeconomics known as utility theory. In a chronological spacetime the semi-time functions correspond to the utilities for the chronological relation, while in a K-causal (stably causal) spacetime the time functions correspond to the utilities for the K^+ relation (Seifert's relation). By exploiting this analogy, we are able to import some mathematical results, most notably Peleg's and Levin's theorems, to the spacetime framework. As a consequence, we prove that a K-causal (i.e. stably causal) spacetime admits a time function and that the time or temporal functions can be used to recover the K^+ (or Seifert) relation which indeed turns out to be the intersection of the time or temporal orderings. This result tells us in which circumstances it is possible to recover the chronological or causal relation starting from the set of time or temporal functions allowed by the spacetime. Moreover, it is proved that a chronological spacetime in which the closure of the causal relation is transitive (for instance a reflective spacetime) admits a semi-time function. Along the way a new proof avoiding smoothing techniques is given that the existence of a time function implies stable causality, and a new short proof of the equivalence between K-causality and stable causality is given which takes advantage of Levin's theorem and smoothing techniques.
S. Davood Sadatian
2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
In this article, we discuss probability of inhomogeneous time in high or low energy scale of physics. Consequently, the possibility was investigated of using theories such as varying speed of light (VSL) and fractal mathematics to build a framework within which answers can be found to some of standard cosmological problems and physics theories on the basis of time non-homogeneity.
Roweis, Sam
SCIA 2003 Tutorial: Hidden Markov Models Sam Roweis, University of Toronto June 29, 2003 Probabilistic Generative Models for Time Series #15; Stochastic models for time-series: y 1 ; y 2 ; : : : ; y #15; Add noise to make the system stochastic: p(y t jy t 1 ;y t 2 ; : : : ;y t k ) #15; Markov models
Hardy, Christopher R.
TIMELY WARNING CAMPUS ALERT 13 September 2007 This communication is prepared as part of the Timely of 1990. This federal law requires a general communication to the campus community of all crimes reported. Consider carefully whether your presence at or near the Lancaster Green Apartments while unaccompanied
Environment Induced Time Arrow
Janos Polonyi
2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z
The spread of the time arrows from the environment to an observed subsystem is followed within a harmonic model. A similarity is pointed out between irreversibility and a phase with spontaneously broken symmetry. The causal structure of interaction might be lost in the irreversible case, as well. The Closed Time Path formalism is developed for classical systems and shown to handle the time arrow problem in a clear and flexible manner. The quantum case is considered, as well, and the common origin of irreversibility and decoherence is pointed out.
McInnis, Martha Jane
1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Physical manifestations of time occur in natural forms of all sizes. Architectural form serves as shelter while providing a built envelope of human life, simultaneously influencing and influenced by energetic activities ...
Center for Human Reliability Studies
2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this monograph is to provide information on drug retention times in the human body. The information provided is based on plausible illegal drug use activities that might be engaged in by a recreational drug user
Center for Human Reliability Studies
2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this monograph is to provide information on drug retention times in the human body. The information provided is based on plausible illegal drug use activities that might be engaged in by a recreational drug user.
Decoherence and time emergence
A. Camacho
1998-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
In this work the possible role that Decoherence Model could play in the emergence of the classical concept of time is analyzed. We take the case of a Mixmaster universe with small anisotropy and construct its Halliwell propagator. Afterwards we introduce in our system terms that comprise the effects of Decoherence Model. This is done by means of the so called Restricted Path Integral Formalism. We obtain Halliwell's modified propagator and find that a gauge invariant physical time emerges as consequence of this process.
Time reversal communication system
Candy, James V. (Danville, CA); Meyer, Alan W. (Danville, CA)
2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
A system of transmitting a signal through a channel medium comprises digitizing the signal, time-reversing the digitized signal, and transmitting the signal through the channel medium. The channel medium may be air, earth, water, tissue, metal, and/or non-metal.
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2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z
DOE O 535.1 establishes the Department's requirements and responsibilities governing time and attendance reporting. The purpose of this revision is to reflect the transition of payroll processing from the Capital Accounting Center to the Defense Finance and Accounting System. Cancels DOE O 3600.1B. Canceled by DOE O 322.1C.
J. Madore
1996-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
A review is made of recent efforts to define linear connections and their corresponding curvature within the context of noncommutative geometry. As an application it is suggested that it is possible to identify the gravitational field as a phenomenological manifestation of space-time commutation relations and to thereby clarify its role as an ultraviolet regularizer.
Marleau, Peter; Brubaker, Erik
2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report provides a short overview of the DNN R&D funded project, Time-Encoded Imagers. The project began in FY11 and concluded in FY14. The Project Description below provides the overall motivation and objectives for the project as well as a summary of programmatic direction. It is followed by a short description of each task and the resulting deliverables.
STOPPING TIMES IN QUANTUM MECHANICS
Attal, Stéphane
(Stinespring, Kraus). 3". Time-dependant case General time evolution of an open quantum sys- tem = (Pt)t0
Grush, Rick
Rick Grush Brain time and phenomenological time (draft) Page 1/37 Brain time and phenomenological "forthwith" in a common structure. - Edmund Husserl, Phenomenology of Inner Time Consciousness1 1 time and phenomenological time (draft) Page 2/37 information-processing structure that accounts
Saritepe, S.; Annala, G.
1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Bunched beam transfer from one accelerator to another requires coordination and synchronization of many ramped devices. During collider operation timing issues are more complicated since one has to switch from proton injection devices to antiproton injection devices. Proton and antiproton transfers are clearly distinct sequences since protons and antiprotons circulate in opposite directions in the Main Ring (MR) and in the Tevatron. The time bumps are different, the kicker firing delays are different, the kickers and lambertson magnets are different, etc. Antiprotons are too precious to be used for tuning purposes, therefore protons are transferred from the Tevatron back into the Main Ring, tracing the path of antiprotons backwards. This tuning operation is called ``reverse injection.`` Previously, the reverse injection was handled in one supercycle. One batch of uncoalesced bunches was injected into the Tevatron and ejected after 40 seconds. Then the orbit closure was performed in the MR. In the new scheme the lambertson magnets have to be moved and separator polarities have to be switched, activities that cannot be completed in one supercycle. Therefore, the reverse injection sequence was changed. This involved the redefinition of TVBS clock event $D8 as MRBS $D8 thus making it possible to inject 6 proton batches (or coalesced bunches) and eject them one at a time on command, performing orbit closure each time in the MR. Injection devices are clock event driven. The TCLK is used as the reference clock. Certain TCLK events are triggered by the MR beam synchronized clock (MRBS) events. Some delays are measured in terms of MRBS ticks and MR revolutions. See Appendix A for a brief description of the beam synchronized clocks.
A. Tartaglia
2002-01-04T23:59:59.000Z
The paper considers the problem of finding the metric of space time around a rotating, weakly gravitating body. Both external and internal metric tensors are consistently found, together with an appropriate source tensor. All tensors are calculated at the lowest meaningful approximation in a power series. The two physical parameters entering the equations (the mass and the angular momentum per unit mass) are assumed to be such that the mass effects are negligible with respect to the rotation effects. A non zero Riemann tensor is obtained. The order of magnitude of the effects at the laboratory scale is such as to allow for experimental verification of the theory.
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Huentemeyer, Petra; Dingus, Brenda
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Experiment is a second-generation highsensitivity gamma-ray and cosmic-ray detector that builds on the experience and technology of the Milagro observatory. Like Milagro, HAWC utilizes the water Cherenkov technique to measure extensive air showers. Instead of a pond filled with water (as in Milagro) an array of closely packed water tanks is used. The event direction will be reconstructed using the times when the PMTs in each tank are triggered. Therefore, the timing calibration will be crucial for reaching an angular resolution as low as 0.25 degrees.We propose to use a laser calibration system, patterned after the calibration system in Milagro. Like Milagro, the HAWC optical calibration system will use ~1 ns laser light pulses. Unlike Milagro, the PMTs are optically isolated and require their own optical fiber calibration. For HAWC the laser light pulses will be directed through a series of optical fan-outs and fibers to illuminate the PMTs in approximately one half o...
Rollins, Andrew M.
will have the pleasure of enjoying Marriott's new bedding experience all of our 158 guestrooms have speed wireless/wired internet access in our guestrooms, meeting space, and banquet facilities. Our 24
Real time automated inspection
Fant, K.M.; Fundakowski, R.A.; Levitt, T.S.; Overland, J.E.; Suresh, B.R.; Ulrich, F.W.
1985-05-21T23:59:59.000Z
A method and apparatus are described relating to the real time automatic detection and classification of characteristic type surface imperfections occurring on the surfaces of material of interest such as moving hot metal slabs produced by a continuous steel caster. A data camera transversely scans continuous lines of such a surface to sense light intensities of scanned pixels and generates corresponding voltage values. The voltage values are converted to corresponding digital values to form a digital image of the surface which is subsequently processed to form an edge-enhanced image having scan lines characterized by intervals corresponding to the edges of the image. The edge-enhanced image is thresholded to segment out the edges and objects formed by the edges by interval matching and bin tracking. Features of the objects are derived and such features are utilized to classify the objects into characteristic type surface imperfections. 43 figs.
Time encoded radiation imaging
Marleau, Peter; Brubaker, Erik; Kiff, Scott
2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
The various technologies presented herein relate to detecting nuclear material at a large stand-off distance. An imaging system is presented which can detect nuclear material by utilizing time encoded imaging relating to maximum and minimum radiation particle counts rates. The imaging system is integrated with a data acquisition system that can utilize variations in photon pulse shape to discriminate between neutron and gamma-ray interactions. Modulation in the detected neutron count rates as a function of the angular orientation of the detector due to attenuation of neighboring detectors is utilized to reconstruct the neutron source distribution over 360 degrees around the imaging system. Neutrons (e.g., fast neutrons) and/or gamma-rays are incident upon scintillation material in the imager, the photons generated by the scintillation material are converted to electrical energy from which the respective neutrons/gamma rays can be determined and, accordingly, a direction to, and the location of, a radiation source identified.
Deciding Timed Bisimulation for Timed Automata Using Zone Valuation Graph
Prasad, Sanjiva
Deciding Timed Bisimulation for Timed Automata Using Zone Valuation Graph Shibashis Guha, Chinmay was first proved to be decidable for timed automata by Cerans using a product construction method on region graph. Several other methods have been proposed in the literature since then for decid- ing timed
Schneider, Abe
2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
The main goal of this proposal was to develop and test a novel powertrain solution for the SLH hydroEngine?, a low-cost, efficient low-head hydropower technology. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. renewable electricity is produced by hydropower (EIA 2010). According to the U.S. Department of Energy; this amount could be increased by 50% with small hydropower plants, often using already-existing dams (Hall 2004). There are more than 80,000 existing dams, and of these, less than 4% generate power (Blankinship 2009). In addition, there are over 800 irrigation districts in the U.S., many with multiple, non-power, low-head drops. These existing, non-power dams and irrigation drops could be retrofitted to produce distributed, baseload, renewable energy with appropriate technology. The problem is that most existing dams are low-head, or less than 30 feet in height (Ragon 2009). Only about 2% of the available low-head hydropower resource in the U.S. has been developed, leaving more than 70 GW of annual mean potential low-head capacity untapped (Hall 2004). Natel Energy, Inc. is developing a low-head hydropower turbine that operates efficiently at heads less than 6 meters and is cost-effective for deployment across multiple low-head structures. Because of the unique racetrack-like path taken by the prime-movers in the SLH, a flexible powertrain is required. Historically, the only viable technological solution was roller chain. Despite the having the ability to easily attach blades, roller chain is characterized by significant drawbacks, including high cost, wear, and vibration from chordal action. Advanced carbon-#12;fiber-reinforced timing belts have been recently developed which, coupled with a novel belt attachment system developed by Natel Energy, result in a large reduction in moving parts, reduced mass and cost, and elimination of chordal action for increased fatigue life. The work done in this project affirmatively addressed each of the following 3 major uncertainties concerning a timing-belt based hydroEngine ?powertrain: 1. Can a belt handle the high torques and power loads demanded by the SLH? (Yes.) 2. Can the SLH blades be mounted to belt with a connection that can withstand the loads encountered in operation? (Yes.) 3. Can the belt, with blade attachments, live through the required cyclic loading? (Yes.) The research adds to the general understanding of sustainable small hydropower systems by using innovative system testing to develop and demonstrate performance of a novel powertrain solution, enabling a new type of hydroelectric turbine to be commercially developed. The technical effectiveness of the methods investigated has been shown to be positive through an extensive design and testing process accommodating many constraints and goals, with a major emphasis on high cycle fatigue life. Economic feasibility of the innovations has been demonstrated through many iterations of design for manufacturability and cost reduction. The project is of benefit to the public because it has helped to develop a solution to a major problem -- despite the large available potential for new low-head hydropower, high capital costs and high levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) continue to be major barriers to project development. The hydroEngine? represents a significant innovation, leveraging novel fluid mechanics and mechanical configuration to allow lower-cost turbine manufacture and development of low head hydropower resources.
First-passage-time problems in time-aware networks
Suwansantisuk, Watcharapan, 1978-
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
First passage time or the first time that a stochastic process crosses a boundary is a random variable whose probability distribution is sought in engineering, statistics, finance, and other disciplines. The probability ...
Turbo Space-Time Codes with Time Varying Linear Transformations
Haimovich, Alexander
1 Turbo Space-Time Codes with Time Varying Linear Transformations Hangjun Chen and Alexander 07102 Email: {hangjun.chen; alexander.m.haimovich}@njit.edu Abstract Turbo space-time codes with symbols in this paper. It is shown that turbo codes with TVLT achieve full diversity gain and do not require exhaustive
Modern theories of discrete time
M. Lorente
2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
We review some modern theories about the structure of space and time, in particular those related to discrete space and time. Following an epistemological method we start from theories which discuss discrete space and time as a mathematical tool to solve physical models. Antother theories look for physical content of the discrete structure of space and time, based in relational theories of space and time which are derived from the relations of some fundamental entities. Finally we present some philosophical positions who try to find the ontological foundation of the relational theories os space and time.
New interface structure for A-type CoSi,/Si(lll) M. F. Chisholm and S. J. Pennycook
Pennycook, Steve
of the silicide, leading to sevenfold coordinated metal atoms at the interface [see Fig. l(a'l]. The disilicide proposed."' They have been classified according to two criteria: the coordina- tion of the metal atoms join along flat bulk terminated { 111) surfaces, the silicon substrate binds either to the metal atoms
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SETTORE DI RICERCA: ECOLOGIA VEGETALE L. Gratani, M.F. Crescente, L. Varone, A. Bonito, R. Catoni
Di Pillo, Gianni
and social benefits in urban areas by trees species Carbon dioxide sequestration and oxygen releasing through differently sequestrate CO2 1085 Kg CO2 year-1 P. hybrida 29 Kg C year-1 Height 29 m Diameter 0.81 m Total in relationship with the traffic volume. Atmospheric Environment, 39: 2619-2624. Gratani L. Varone L. 2006. Carbon
Time machines and quantum theory
Mark J Hadley
2006-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
There is a deep structural link between acausal spacetimes and quantum theory. As a consequence quantum theory may resolve some "paradoxes" of time travel. Conversely, non-time-orientable spacetimes naturally give rise to electric charges and spin half. If an explanation of quantum theory is possible, then general relativity with time travel could be it.
Reactor control rod timing system
Wu, P.T.
1982-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
A fluid driven jet-edge whistle timing system for control rods of a nuclear reactor for producing real-time detection of the timing of each control rod in its scram operation. An important parameter in reactor safety, particularly for liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR), is the time deviation between the time the control rod is released and the time the rod actually reaches the down position. The whistle has a nearly pure tone signal with center frequency (Above 100 kHz) far above the frequency band in which the energy of the background noise is concentrated. Each control rod can be fitted with a whistle with a different frequency so that there is no ambiguity in differentiating the signal from each control rod.
Reactor control rod timing system
Wu, Peter T. K. (Clifton Park, NY)
1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A fluid driven jet-edge whistle timing system for control rods of a nuclear reactor for producing real-time detection of the timing of each control rod in its scram operation. An important parameter in reactor safety, particularly for liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR), is the time deviation between the time the control rod is released and the time the rod actually reaches the down position. The whistle has a nearly pure tone signal with center frequency (above 100 kHz) far above the frequency band in which the energy of the background noise is concentrated. Each control rod can be fitted with a whistle with a different frequency so that there is no ambiguity in differentiating the signal from each control rod.
IT'S ABOUT TIME Characteristic times in biogeochemistry and climate
Schwartz, Stephen E.
, and then It falls to earth: Can you tell me when? Decision making on energy and climate change #12;Impulse responseIT'S ABOUT TIME Characteristic times in biogeochemistry and climate Stephen E. Schwartz Symposium on biogeochemical cycling and climate In honor of Henning Rodhe on the occasion of his retirement from the chair
Real-Time Control with Parametric Timed Reachability Games
Boyer, Edmond
for which the existence of a parameter valuation, such that there is a strategy for the controller to reach set of parameter valuations. Keywords: Timed automata, game theory, parameters, control, verification, model-checking 1. INTRODUCTION Formal methods are widely used in the analysis of time critical systems
Subsystem real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory
Krishtal, Alisa; Pavanello, Michele
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present the extension of Frozen Density Embedding (FDE) theory to real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (rt-TDDFT). FDE a is DFT-in-DFT embedding method that allows to partition a larger Kohn-Sham system into a set of smaller, coupled Kohn-Sham systems. Additional to the computational advantage, FDE provides physical insight into the properties of embedded systems and the coupling interactions between them. The extension to rt-TDDFT is done straightforwardly by evolving the Kohn-Sham subsystems in time simultaneously, while updating the embedding potential between the systems at every time step. Two main applications are presented: the explicit excitation energy transfer in real time between subsystems is demonstrated for the case of the Na$_4$ cluster and the effect of the embedding on optical spectra of coupled chromophores. In particular, the importance of including the full dynamic response in the embedding potential is demonstrated.
Resource Allocation with Time Intervals
2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
Keywords: resource allocation, proper intervals, unsplittable flow ... be positioned within a larger time interval) and call admission control, see [4] and [8] for...
Electric Time in Quantum Cosmology
Stephon Alexander; Martin Bojowald; Antonino Marciano; David Simpson
2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
Effective quantum cosmology is formulated with a realistic global internal time given by the electric vector potential. New possibilities for the quantum behavior of space-time are found, and the high-density regime is shown to be very sensitive to the specific form of state realized.
STARBASE: MANAGING CONTENTION AND TIMING
Son, Sang H.
systems (RTDBMS) has primarily based on simulation. This chapter discusses how current realtime technology has been applied to architect an actual RTDBMS on a realtime microkernel operating system. A real RTDBMS must confront many practical issues which simulations typically ignore: race conditions
Time for money? Prathap Haridoss
Krishnapura, Nagendra
Time for money? Prathap Haridoss "The more money you earn, the less time you will have to spend, you have to keep enquiring around. To get the maximum money that you possibly can get, you can't just `get a salary', you have to actively work towards increasing your income. Making money can be a full
Time Valid One-Time Signature for Time-Critical Multicast Data Authentication
Nahrstedt, Klara
malicious attacks. In this paper, we propose a novel signature model Time Valid One-Time Signature (TV perfect tolerance to packet loss and strong robustness against malicious attacks. The communication is found in current substation communication systems where critical messages related to transient faults (e
Maia, M.D.
1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The concept of contact between manifolds is applied to space--times of general relativity. For a given background space--time a contact approximation of second order is defined and interpreted both from the point of view of a metric pertubation and of a higher order tangent manifold. In the first case, an application to the high frequency gravitational wave hypothesis is suggested. In the second case, a constant curvature tangent bundle is constructed and suggested as a means to define a ten parameter local space--time symmetry.
I. Ya. Aref'eva; I. V. Volovich
2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, black hole and brane production at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been widely discussed. We suggest that there is a possibility to test causality at the LHC. We argue that if the scale of quantum gravity is of the order of few TeVs, proton-proton collisions at the LHC could lead to the formation of time machines (spacetime regions with closed timelike curves) which violate causality. One model for the time machine is a traversable wormhole. We argue that the traversable wormhole production cross section at the LHC is of the same order as the cross section for the black hole production. Traversable wormholes assume violation of the null energy condition (NEC) and an exotic matter similar to the dark energy is required. Decay of the wormholes/time machines and signatures of time machine events at the LHC are discussed.
TIME-DEPENDENT MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS*
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716. (monklath.udel. ... The plan of the paperis as follows. In 2 we .... which states that the energy in the discrete system is independent of time. This energy...
2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
Time lapse video of the upgrade to ORNL's Jaguar and the University of Tennessee's Kraken, the world's fastest and third-fastest supercomputers. For more information, please visit www.nccs.gov.
Reduction in maximum time uncertainty of paired time signals
Theodosiou, G.E.; Dawson, J.W.
1981-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
Reduction in the maximum time uncertainty (t/sub max/ - t/sub min/) of a series of paired time signals t/sub 1/ and t/sub 2/ varying between two input terminals and representative of a series of single events where t/sub 1/ less than or equal to t/sub 2/ and t/sub 1/ + t/sub 2/ equals a constant, is carried out with a circuit utilizing a combination of OR and AND gates as signal selecting means and one or more time delays to increase the minimum value (t/sub min/) of the first signal t/sub 1/ closer to t/sub max/ and thereby reduce the difference. The circuit may utilize a plurality of stages to reduce the uncertainty by factors of 20 to 800.
-TIME UNDERGRAD FULL-TIME PART-TIME Year 1 3431 432 Tri-County area 7533 1474 Year 2 3012 406 Rest of Ontario 2929 GRADUATE FULL-TIME PART-TIME GRADUATE FULL-TIME PART-TIME Tri-County area 586 80 Spec & Cert 3 2 Rest
Kastner, Ruth E. [Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)
2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z
This paper seeks to clarify features of time asymmetry in terms of symmetry breaking. It is observed that, in general, a contingent situation or event requires the breaking of an underlying symmetry. The distinction between the universal anisotropy of temporal processes and the irreversibility of certain physical processes is clarified. It is also proposed that the Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics offers an effective way to explain general thermodynamic asymmetry in terms of the time asymmetry of radiation, where prior such efforts have fallen short.
Noncommutative space-time models
N. A. Gromov; V. V. Kuratov
2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The FRT quantum Euclidean spaces $O_q^N$ are formulated in terms of Cartesian generators. The quantum analogs of N-dimensional Cayley-Klein spaces are obtained by contractions and analytical continuations. Noncommutative constant curvature spaces are introduced as a spheres in the quantum Cayley-Klein spaces. For N=5 part of them are interpreted as the noncommutative analogs of (1+3) space-time models. As a result the quantum (anti) de Sitter, Newton, Galilei kinematics with the fundamental length and the fundamental time are suggested.
Time, Humans and Societal Challenges
.y. Oldest fossil (Australia): 3.5 b.y Oldest rock (gneiss; Slave, N. Canada): 3.96 b.y Oldest mineral, so most growth there. Less-developed regions comprised 30% of global population in 1900, 80% in 2000,000 calories per day Estimated that raising US child consumes 15-20 times resources used in raising child
Mohri, Mehryar
will block until the command finishes netscape & #12;Complex Commands · The shell's power is in its abilityLast Time... on the website #12;Lecture 6 Shell Scripting #12;What is a shell? · The user interface programming language · A program like any other This is why there are so many shells #12;Shell History
Waste to Energy Time Activities
SEMINAR Waste to Energy Time Activities 9:30-9:40 Brief introduction of participants 9:40-10:10 Presentation of Dr. Kalogirou, "Waste to Energy: An Integral Part of Worldwide Sustainable Waste Management" 10. Sofia Bethanis, "Production of synthetic aggregates for use in structural concrete from waste to energy
The TESLA Time Projection Chamber
Nabil Ghodbane
2002-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
A large Time Projection Chamber is proposed as part of the tracking system for a detector at the TESLA electron positron linear collider. Different ongoing R&D studies are reviewed, stressing progress made on a new type readout technique based on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors.
TIME-RESOLVED VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY
Andrei Tokmakoff, MIT (Conference Chair) [Conference Chair; Paul Champion, Northeastern University; Edwin J. Heilweil, NIST; Keith A. Nelson, MIT; Larry Ziegler, Boston University
2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
This document contains the Proceedings from the 14th International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, which was held in Meredith, NH from May 9-14, 2009. The study of molecular dynamics in chemical reaction and biological processes using time-resolved spectroscopy plays an important role in our understanding of energy conversion, storage, and utilization problems. Fundamental studies of chemical reactivity, molecular rearrangements, and charge transport are broadly supported by the DOEâ??s Office of Science because of their role in the development of alternative energy sources, the understanding of biological energy conversion processes, the efficient utilization of existing energy resources, and the mitigation of reactive intermediates in radiation chemistry. In addition, time-resolved spectroscopy is central to all five of DOEâ??s grand challenges for fundamental energy science. The Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy conference is organized biennially to bring the leaders in this field from around the globe together with young scientists to discuss the most recent scientific and technological advances. The latest technology in ultrafast infrared, Raman, and terahertz spectroscopy and the scientific advances that these methods enable were covered. Particular emphasis was placed on new experimental methods used to probe molecular dynamics in liquids, solids, interfaces, nanostructured materials, and biomolecules.
Curricular internship Timing and Duration
Krause, Rolf
1 Art.1 Curricular internship Art.2 Objectives Art.3 Timing and Duration Art.4 Choice of Employer Art.5 Pertinence of the internship Art.6 Internship Search GRADUATE INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES Faculties training or work experience, herein referred to as `internship', is one of the graduation requirements. 2
Minnesota, University of
Time for State Bicycle Helmet Legislation? ?? Jon Roesler, MS Ayo Adeniyi, MBBS, MPH Mark Kinde is the most bike- friendly city in the U.S. in Y2010 #12;#12;Minneapolis is #1 Bike City Bicycling.com list? · Bicycle helmets reduce head injuries and deaths by up to 85%* · If each rider wore a helmet one death per
High resolution time interval meter
Martin, A.D.
1986-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
Method and apparatus are provided for measuring the time interval between two events to a higher resolution than reliability available from conventional circuits and component. An internal clock pulse is provided at a frequency compatible with conventional component operating frequencies for reliable operation. Lumped constant delay circuits are provided for generating outputs at delay intervals corresponding to the desired high resolution. An initiation START pulse is input to generate first high resolution data. A termination STOP pulse is input to generate second high resolution data. Internal counters count at the low frequency internal clock pulse rate between the START and STOP pulses. The first and second high resolution data are logically combined to directly provide high resolution data to one counter and correct the count in the low resolution counter to obtain a high resolution time interval measurement.
Veeravalli, Venugopal
Introduction Space Time Codes Space Time Coding with Feedback New Thoughts Summary Space 2007 #12;Introduction Space Time Codes Space Time Coding with Feedback New Thoughts Summary MIMO: Diversity vs Multiplexing Multiplexing Diversity Pictures taken from lectures notes on Space Time Coding
Global Warming in Geologic Time
David Archer
2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
The notion is pervasive in the climate science community and in the public at large that the climate impacts of fossil fuel CO2 release will only persist for a few centuries. This conclusion has no basis in theory or models of the atmosphere / ocean carbon cycle, which we review here. The largest fraction of the CO2 recovery will take place on time scales of centuries, as CO2 invades the ocean, but a significant fraction of the fossil fuel CO2, ranging in published models in the literature from 20-60%, remains airborne for a thousand years or longer. Ultimate recovery takes place on time scales of hundreds of thousands of years, a geologic longevity typically associated in public perceptions with nuclear waste. The glacial / interglacial climate cycles demonstrate that ice sheets and sea level respond dramatically to millennial-timescale changes in climate forcing. There are also potential positive feedbacks in the carbon cycle, including methane hydrates in the ocean, and peat frozen in permafrost, that are most sensitive to the long tail of the fossil fuel CO2 in the atmosphere.
Global Warming in Geologic Time
David Archer
2008-02-27T23:59:59.000Z
The notion is pervasive in the climate science community and in the public at large that the climate impacts of fossil fuel CO2 release will only persist for a few centuries. This conclusion has no basis in theory or models of the atmosphere / ocean carbon cycle, which we review here. The largest fraction of the CO2 recovery will take place on time scales of centuries, as CO2 invades the ocean, but a significant fraction of the fossil fuel CO2, ranging in published models in the literature from 20-60%, remains airborne for a thousand years or longer. Ultimate recovery takes place on time scales of hundreds of thousands of years, a geologic longevity typically associated in public perceptions with nuclear waste. The glacial / interglacial climate cycles demonstrate that ice sheets and sea level respond dramatically to millennial-timescale changes in climate forcing. There are also potential positive feedbacks in the carbon cycle, including methane hydrates in the ocean, and peat frozen in permafrost, that are most sensitive to the long tail of the fossil fuel CO2 in the atmosphere.
Fermi Timing and Synchronization System
Wilcox, R.; Staples, J.; Doolittle, L.; Byrd, J.; Ratti, A.; Kaertner, F.X.; Kim, J.; Chen, J.; Ilday, F.O.; Ludwig, F.; Winter, A.; Ferianis, M.; Danailov, M.; D'Auria, G.
2006-07-19T23:59:59.000Z
The Fermi FEL will depend critically on precise timing of its RF, laser and diagnostic subsystems. The timing subsystem to coordinate these functions will need to reliably maintain sub-100fs synchronicity between distant points up to 300m apart in the Fermi facility. The technology to do this is not commercially available, and has not been experimentally demonstrated in a working facility. Therefore, new technology must be developed to meet these needs. Two approaches have been researched by different groups working with the Fermi staff. At MIT, a pulse transmission scheme has been developed for synchronization of RF and laser devices. And at LBL, a CW transmission scheme has been developed for RF and laser synchronization. These respective schemes have advantages and disadvantages that will become better understood in coming years. This document presents the work done by both teams, and suggests a possible system design which integrates them both. The integrated system design provides an example of how choices can be made between the different approaches without significantly changing the basic infrastructure of the system. Overall system issues common to any synchronization scheme are also discussed.
Theo M. Nieuwenhuizen
2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z
The outcome of a single quantum experiment is unpredictable, except in a pure-state limit. The definite process that takes place in the apparatus may either be intrinsically random or be explainable from a deeper theory. While the first scenario is the standard lore, the latter implies that quantum mechanics is emergent. In that case, it is likely that one has to reconsider radiation by accelerated charges as a physical effect, which thus must be compensated by an energy input. Stochastic electrodynamics, for example, asserts that the vacuum energy arises from classical fluctuations with energy $\\frac{1}{2}\\hbar\\omega$ per mode. In such theories the stability of the hydrogen ground state will arise from energy input from fluctuations and output by radiation, hence due to an energy throughput. That flux of energy constitutes an arrow of time, which we call the "subquantum arrow of time". It is related to the stability of matter and it is more fundamental than, e.g., the thermodynamic and cosmological arrows.
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction
Botti, Silvana
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction Francesco Sottile LSI, Ecole Polytechnique (ETSF) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Palaiseau, 7 February 2012 1 / 32 #12;Outline 1 Frontiers 4 Perspectives and Resources Francesco Sottile (ETSF) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory
Variable residence time vortex combustor
Melconian, Jerry O. (76 Beaver Rd., Reading, MA 01867)
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A variable residence time vortex combustor including a primary combustion chamber for containing a combustion vortex, and a plurality of louvres peripherally disposed about the primary combustion chamber and longitudinally distributed along its primary axis. The louvres are inclined to impel air about the primary combustion chamber to cool its interior surfaces and to impel air inwardly to assist in driving the combustion vortex in a first rotational direction and to feed combustion in the primary combustion chamber. The vortex combustor also includes a second combustion chamber having a secondary zone and a narrowed waist region in the primary combustion chamber interconnecting the output of the primary combustion chamber with the secondary zone for passing only lower density particles and trapping higher density particles in the combustion vortex in the primary combustion chamber for substantial combustion.
Stationary distributions of continuous time Markov chains
2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z
Apr 13, 2012 ... stationary distribution as the limiting fraction of time spent in states. 1 Stationary measures in continuous time. The following theorem is an...
Benchmarking of energy time series
Williamson, M.A.
1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Benchmarking consists of the adjustment of time series data from one source in order to achieve agreement with similar data from a second source. The data from the latter source are referred to as the benchmark(s), and often differ in that they are observed at a lower frequency, represent a higher level of temporal aggregation, and/or are considered to be of greater accuracy. This report provides an extensive survey of benchmarking procedures which have appeared in the statistical literature, and reviews specific benchmarking procedures currently used by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The literature survey includes a technical summary of the major benchmarking methods and their statistical properties. Factors influencing the choice and application of particular techniques are described and the impact of benchmark accuracy is discussed. EIA applications and procedures are reviewed and evaluated for residential natural gas deliveries series and coal production series. It is found that the current method of adjusting the natural gas series is consistent with the behavior of the series and the methods used in obtaining the initial data. As a result, no change is recommended. For the coal production series, a staged approach based on a first differencing technique is recommended over the current procedure. A comparison of the adjustments produced by the two methods is made for the 1987 Indiana coal production series. 32 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.
pdf version of the entry Time Machines
Wüthrich, Christian
pdf version of the entry Time Machines http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2010/entries/time-machine, Stanford, CA 94305 Time Machines Copyright c 2010 by the authors John Earman and Christian W¨uthrich All rights reserved. Copyright policy: https://leibniz.stanford.edu/friends/info/copyright/ Time Machines
Concurrency Theory Lecture 22: Timed Modelling & Conclusions
Ábrahám, Erika
Systems Example 22.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls mobile.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls mobile phones ... Real-Time Reactive Systems Example 22.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls
Introduction Discrete-time autoregressive process
Di Girolami, Cristina
Introduction Discrete-time autoregressive process Continuous-time Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process Sharp large deviations for the non-stationary Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process Bernard Bercu Bordeaux University-Uhlenbeck process 1 / 46 #12;Introduction Discrete-time autoregressive process Continuous-time Ornstein
ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE
Bertini, Robert L.
ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE Final Report AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE 5. Report Date June 2007 Final Report 6
Using Run-Time Predictions to Estimate Queue Wait Times and Improve Scheduler Performance
Feitelson, Dror
that using our run-time predictor results in lower mean wait times for the workloads with higher o ered loads of the systems we are simulating.We also nd that using our run-time predictors result in mean wait timesUsing Run-Time Predictions to Estimate Queue Wait Times and Improve Scheduler Performance Warren
ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE
Bertini, Robert L.
ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL- TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE (OTREC PHASE I) Final Report #12;#12;ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE (OTREC PHASE 1) 5. Report
Time-of-flight radio location system
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A bi-static radar configuration measures the direct time-of-flight of a transmitted RF pulse and is capable of measuring this time-of-flight with a jitter on the order of about one pico-second, or about 0.01 inch of free space distance for an electromagnetic pulse over a range of about one to ten feet. A transmitter transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal, and a receiver samples the sequence of electromagnetic pulses with controlled timing in response to a receive timing signal, and generates a sample signal in response to the samples. A timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The receive timing signal causes the receiver to sample the sequence of electromagnetic pulses such that the time between transmission of pulses in the sequence and sampling by the receiver sweeps over a range of delays. The receive timing signal sweeps over the range of delays in a sweep cycle such that pulses in the sequence are sampled at the pulse repetition rate, and with different delays in the range of delays to produce a sample signal representing magnitude of a received pulse in equivalent time. Automatic gain control circuitry in the receiver controls the magnitude of the equivalent time sample signal. A signal processor analyzes the sample signal to indicate the time-of-flight of the electromagnetic pulses in the sequence.
Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY
Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT California ISO Real Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXC October 2008 CEC-500 (VSA) prototype to monitor system voltage conditions and provide real time dispatchers with reliability
Jones, Michelle
, Wooster, Ohio 2 Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio 3 Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio OVERVIEW AND PRINCIPLES The real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) is a recent
Hong, Tianzhen
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Tree LawrenceBerkeleyNationalLaboratory Page37 California EnergyEnergy Commission EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis Plant Supply Calling Tree (Energy Commission EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis Appendix A EnergyPlus Call Tree
Fall Back Daylight Savings time is November
Linsley, Braddock K.
Fall Back Daylight Savings time is November 2nd.The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed both the starting and ending dates. Beginning in 2007, daylight time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An Introduction
Botti, Silvana
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An Introduction Francesco Sottile Laboratoire des Solides) Belfast, 29 Jun 2007 Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12;Intro Formalism Dependent Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12;Intro Formalism Results Resources Outline 1
Time-predictable Computer Architecture Martin Schoeberl
Time-predictable Computer Architecture Martin Schoeberl Institute of Computer Engineering Vienna. Then we propose solutions for a time- predictable computer architecture. The proposed architecture in computer architectures are: pipelining, instruction and data caching, dynamic branch prediction, out
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Timing Verification of Adaptive Integrated Circuits
Kumar, Rohit
2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.3 Hierarchical Timing Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.4 Timing Yield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3. PROPOSED TECHNIQUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 3... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.2 Grid model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.3 Quadtree model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.4 Probabilisic event approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3...
Dynamic Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Time Constraints
Pavone, Marco
In this paper we study a dynamic vehicle routing problem where demands have stochastic deadlines on their waiting times. Specifically, a network of robotic vehicles must service demands whose time of arrival, location and ...
Jan de Leeuw; Peter G.M. van der Heijden; Peter Verboon
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
DE L E E U W (1989), Latent budget analysis, in: A. DECARLI,DER H E U D E N (1988), The analysis of time- budgets with alatent-time-budget model, in E. Diday et al. (eds. ), Data
Can hedge funds time market liquidity?
Cao, Charles
We explore a new dimension of fund managers' timing ability by examining whether they can time market liquidity through adjusting their portfolios' market exposure as aggregate liquidity conditions change. Using a large ...
Parental Time, Behaviors and Childhood Obesity
Kuteesa, Annette
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
towards child health are modeled and analyzed using instrument variable (IV) methods. Results indicate that the effect of mother's time allocation reduces child weight status. Her decision to allocate time to the child is affected by unseen factors. Father...
Time symmetry in wave function collapse models
Daniel Bedingham
2015-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
A framework for wave function collapse models that is symmetric under time reversal is presented. Within this framework there are equivalent pictures of collapsing wave functions evolving in both time directions. The backwards-in-time Born rule can be broken by an initial condition on the Universe resulting in asymmetric behaviour. Similarly the forwards-in-time Born rule can in principle be broken by a final condition on the Universe.
Quantum mechanical time contradicts the uncertainty principle
Hitoshi Kitada
1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
The a priori time in conventional quantum mechanics is shown to contradict the uncertainty principle. A possible solution is given.
A Time Model for Distributed Multimedia Applications
Kühnhauser, Winfried
properties, using time to specify synchroneity, periodicity, ordering and timeliness. Last but not least objects arriving too late may become useless. Here, time is used to synchronize stream processing, encompassing for example HDTV video streams with a bit rate of up to 2.8 GBit/sec. Media streams have real-time
Institutional Shareholders and SEO Market Timing
Lin, Xiaodong
Institutional Shareholders and SEO Market Timing Armen Hovakimian, Baruch College Huajing Hu, Baruch College #12;2 What do we do? Examine institutional ownership and trading around SEOs and relate these to SEO market timing 2 #12;3 The Goal Shed light on the nature of SEO market timing 3 #12;4 What is SEO
Time (hole?) machines John Byron Manchak
Manchak, John
Time (hole?) machines John Byron Manchak Department of Philosophy, University of Washington, Box machines Hole machines Time travel General relativity a b s t r a c t Within the context of general relativity, we consider a type of "time machine" and introduce the related "hole machine". We review what
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction
Botti, Silvana
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction Francesco Sottile LSI, Ecole Polytechnique) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Palaiseau, 26 May 2014 1 / 62 #12;Outline 1 Introduction: why and Resources Francesco Sottile (ETSF) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Palaiseau, 26 May 2014 2 / 62
Blasthole timing control vibration, airblast and flyrock
Konya, C.J.; Walter, E.J.
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors say there is more to proper blasthole design than sequencing holes. Timing is one of the most important blast design variables. Timing controls the fragmentation size, piling of the broken material, maximum vibration level, airblast, flyrock, backbreak, endbreak and general overbreak. The authors explain how each of these items is controlled by timing.
Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded
Hall, Julian
Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded to Large-Scale Distributed Stephen Boyd Neal Parikh of Edinburgh, June 25 2014 1 #12;Outline Convex Optimization Real-Time Embedded Optimization Large-Scale Distributed Optimization Summary 2 #12;Outline Convex Optimization Real-Time Embedded Optimization Large
Timed CSP: A Retrospective Joel Ouaknine 1
Ouaknine, Joël
powerful: by syntactically transforming a Timed CSP process into a CSP one (essentially dropping all WAITAPC 2005 Timed CSP: A Retrospective Jo¨el Ouaknine 1 Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK Timed CSP, from its inception nearly twenty years ago to very recent semantical and algorithmic
Predicting Time-Delays under Real-Time Scheduling for Linear Model Predictive Control
Zhang, Fumin
Predicting Time-Delays under Real-Time Scheduling for Linear Model Predictive Control Zhenwu Shi prediction of time-delays caused by real-time scheduling. Then, a model predictive controller is designed, the interaction between real-time scheduling and control design has received interest in the literature
Time-of-flight radio location system
McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A bi-static radar configuration measures the direct time-of-flight of a transmitted RF pulse and is capable of measuring this time-of-flight with a jitter on the order of about one pico-second, or about 0.01 inch of free space distance for an electromagnetic pulse over a range of about one to ten feet. A transmitter transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal, and a receiver samples the sequence of electromagnetic pulses with controlled timing in response to a receive timing signal, and generates a sample signal in response to the samples. A timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The receive timing signal causes the receiver to sample the sequence of electromagnetic pulses such that the time between transmission of pulses in the sequence and sampling by the receiver sweeps over a range of delays. The receive timing signal sweeps over the range of delays in a sweep cycle such that pulses in the sequence are sampled at the pulse repetition rate, and with different delays in the range of delays to produce a sample signal representing magnitude of a received pulse in equivalent time. Automatic gain control circuitry in the receiver controls the magnitude of the equivalent time sample signal. A signal processor analyzes the sample signal to indicate the time-of-flight of the electromagnetic pulses in the sequence. The sample signal in equivalent time is passed through an envelope detection circuit, formed of an absolute value circuit followed by a low pass filter, to convert the sample signal to a unipolar signal to eliminate effects of antenna misorientation.
Relativity theory in time-space
kos G. Horvth
2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
The concept of time-space defined in an earlier paper of the author is certain generalization of the so-called space-time. In this paper we introduce the concept of time-space manifold. In the homogeneous case, the time-space manifold is a differentiable manifold with such tangent spaces which have certain fixed time-space structure. We redefine the fundamental concepts of global relativity theory with respect to this general situation. We study the concepts of affine connection, parallel transport, curvature tensor and Einstein equation, respectively.
Optimizing Path Query Performance: Graph Clustering Strategies
ywh@us.ibm.com Ning Jingz Changsha Institute of Technology jning@eecs.umich.edu Elke A. Rundensteinerx not incur any run-time cost, requires no auxiliary data structures, and is complimentary to many of the performance of these graph clustering techniques using an actual city road network as well as randomly
Optimizing Path Query Performance: Graph Clustering Strategies \\Lambda
.J. Watson Labs ywh@us.ibm.com Ning Jing z Changsha Institute of Technology jning@eecs.umich.edu Elke A because it does not incur any runtime cost, requires no auxiliary data structures, and is complimentary evaluation of the performance of these graph clustering techniques using an actual city road network as well
Time-Energy Costs of Quantum Measurements
Chi-Hang Fred Fung; H. F. Chau
2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
Time and energy of quantum processes are a tradeoff against each other. We propose to ascribe to any given quantum process a time-energy cost to quantify how much computation it performs. Here, we analyze the time-energy costs for general quantum measurements, along a similar line as our previous work for quantum channels, and prove exact and lower bound formulae for the costs. We use these formulae to evaluate the efficiencies of actual measurement implementations. We find that one implementation for a Bell measurement is optimal in time-energy. We also analyze the time-energy cost for unambiguous state discrimination and find evidence that only a finite time-energy cost is needed to distinguish any number of states.
Statistical criteria for characterizing irradiance time series.
Stein, Joshua S.; Ellis, Abraham; Hansen, Clifford W.
2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose and examine several statistical criteria for characterizing time series of solar irradiance. Time series of irradiance are used in analyses that seek to quantify the performance of photovoltaic (PV) power systems over time. Time series of irradiance are either measured or are simulated using models. Simulations of irradiance are often calibrated to or generated from statistics for observed irradiance and simulations are validated by comparing the simulation output to the observed irradiance. Criteria used in this comparison should derive from the context of the analyses in which the simulated irradiance is to be used. We examine three statistics that characterize time series and their use as criteria for comparing time series. We demonstrate these statistics using observed irradiance data recorded in August 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in June 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Reactor control rod timing system. [LMFBR
Wu, P.T.K.
1980-03-18T23:59:59.000Z
A fluid driven jet-edge whistle timing system is described for control rods of a nuclear reactor for producing real-time detection of the timing of each control rod in its scram operation. An important parameter in reactor safety, particularly for liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR), is the time deviation between the time the control rod is released and the time the rod actually reaches the down position. The whistle has a nearly pure tone signal with center frequency (above 100 kHz) far above the frequency band in which the energy of the background noise is concentrated. Each control rod can be fitted with a whistle with a different frequency so that there is no ambiguity in differentiating the signal from each control rod.
Mokbel, Mohamed F.
the design of "STEAM", Purdue Boiler Makers' stream database system that al- lows for the processing processing engine, "Nile". Nile extends the query processor engine of an object-relational database join: Tracking moving objects in sensor- network databases. In SSDBM, 2003. [2] M. A. Hammad, W. G
Photo-degradation of PADC by UV radiation at various wavelengths K.C.C. Tse, F.M.F. Ng, K.N. Yu*
Yu, K.N.
branches of sciences such as nuclear physics, radon dosimetry and radiobiological experiments. A review diglycol carbonate; CR-39; Solid-state nuclear track detector; Ultraviolet; Photo-degradation 1, is a commonly used solid-state nuclear track detector (SSNTD). CR-39 detectors are widely used in different
REU 2007: SCHEDULE FOR WEEKS ONE AND TWO Morning, TTh 1:30, and M-F 4:00 talks: Ryerson 251
May, J. Peter
Lawler May Apprentice Discrete Mon, June 25 9:0012:00 9:0012:00 1:303:00 4:005:30 Tue, June 26 9/SESAME Preparation: 9:0012:00 MF Babai (Apprentice): 9:0012:00 MF Babai (Discrete mathematics): 4:005:30 TTh
REU 2009: SCHEDULE FOR WEEKS ONE AND TWO Morning, TTh 1:30, and M-F 4:00 talks: Ryerson 251
May, J. Peter
will be counsellors in either of these programs is required. Date YSP/SES Abert Abert Farb Lawler Nori Apprentice: YSP/SESAME Preparation: 9:0012:00 MF Abert (Apprentice): 9:0012:00 MF Abert (Infinite groups): 4
), thermoelectrically cooled (TEC) and room temperature operated quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) for the detection process analysis will be reported. These sensors employ a 2f wavelength modulation (WM) technique based and sub ppbv concentration levels. The merits of QEPAS include an ultra-compact, rugged sensing module
solar radiation. Therefore the ozone hole attracted so much attention of scientists since its discovery approximation (MFA) [68]. One model [3] considers of H2O and HCl co-adsorption with encapsulation of HCl
Bell's Jump Process in Discrete Time
Jonathan Barrett; Matthew Leifer; Roderich Tumulka
2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z
The jump process introduced by J. S. Bell in 1986, for defining a quantum field theory without observers, presupposes that space is discrete whereas time is continuous. In this letter, our interest is to find an analogous process in discrete time. We argue that a genuine analog does not exist, but provide examples of processes in discrete time that could be used as a replacement.
Exact Primitives for Time Series Data Mining
Mueen, Abdullah Al
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
142 Sony AIBO Robot: Surfacetrajectories and ac- celerometer signals from SONY AIBOclasses of time series from the SONY AIBO accelerometer. (b)
Nonlinear time-fractional dispersive equations
P. Artale Harris; R. Garra
2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we study some cases of time-fractional nonlinear dispersive equations (NDEs) involving Caputo derivatives, by means of the invariant subspace method. This method allows to find exact solutions to nonlinear time-fractional partial differential equations by separating variables. We first consider a third order time-fractional NDE that admits a four-dimensional invariant subspace and we find a similarity solution. We also study a fifth order NDE. In this last case we find a solution involving Mittag-Leffler functions. We finally observe that the invariant subspace method permits to find explicit solutions for a wide class of nonlinear dispersive time-fractional equations.
Ning Wu
2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
When we discuss problems on gravity, we can not avoid some fundamental physical problems, such as space-time, inertia, and inertial reference frame. The goal of this paper is to discuss the logic system of gravity theory and the problems of space-time, inertia, and inertial reference frame. The goal of this paper is to set up the theory on space-time in gauge theory of gravity. Based on this theory, it is possible for human kind to manipulate physical space-time on earth, and produce a machine which can physically prolong human's lifetime.
Near Real-Time Push Middleware
Mal, Siddhartha Byron
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Integration of Near Real-Time Push Middleware o Performance characterization and comparison with TuVista DOE/LADWP Smart Grid
Hong, Tianzhen
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
integrated heat balance calculations for loads, systems, andintegrated heat balance calculations for loads, systems, andloads calculation time steps per hour, the model solution algorithms (envelope heat
Unraveling life four letters at a time
Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)
since the official end of the Human Genome Project are fueling a revolution in genomics research. November 25, 2013 Unraveling life four letters at a time Reading the...
Time reversal symmetry and collapse models
Daniel Bedingham; Owen Maroney
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Collapse models are modifications of quantum theory where the wave function is treated as physically real and the collapse of the wave function is a physical process. This appears to introduce a time reversal asymmetry into the dynamics of the wave function since the collapses affect only the future state. This paper challenges this conclusion, showing that in three different examples of time asymmetries associated with collapse models, if the physically real part of the model can be reduced to the locations in space and time about which collapses occur, then such a model works both forward and backward in time, in each case satisfying the Born rule. Despite the apparent asymmetry of the collapse process, these models in fact have time reversal symmetry. Any physically observed time asymmetries that arise in such models are due to the asymmetric imposition of initial or final time boundary conditions, rather than from an inherent asymmetry in the dynamical law. This is the standard explanation of time asymmetric behaviour resulting from time symmetric laws.
Author's personal copy The time dependent vehicle routing problem with time windows
Bertini, Robert L.
: (a) formulate a time dependent vehicle routing problem with a general cost function and time windowAuthor's personal copy The time dependent vehicle routing problem with time windows: Benchmark College of Engineering and Computer Science, PO Box 0751, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207
Time for a Change? It's not just Daylight Savings Time that should be abolished!
1 Time for a Change? It's not just Daylight Savings Time that should be abolished! Sunday, March 11. It is just that the clocks are set differently! By government edict! I advocate not just abolishing Daylight of time zone and/or daylight savings time confusion. Every clock and wristwatch in the world would show
Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 135. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED -AUTOMATA
Ouaknine, Joël
Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 135. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED -AUTOMATA JO¨EL OUAKNINE CSP which significantly increase expressiveness. As a result, we are able to capture some of the most of the finite-state fragment of this augmented version of Timed CSP as that of closed timed -automata
Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 1--35. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED #AUTOMATA
Ouaknine, Joël
Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 1--35. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED #AUTOMATA JO ? EL OUAKNINE CSP which significantly increase expressiveness. As a result, we are able to capture some of the most of the finitestate fragment of this augmented version of Timed CSP as that of closed timed #automata
Working times in atypical forms of employment: the special case of part-time work
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
market. In an Employment Survey carried out by the French National Statistics Office (INSEE), part- timeChapter 5 Working times in atypical forms of employment: the special case of part-time work Patrick Abstract: In the present article, we attempt to devise a typology of forms of part-time employment
Nature of time and causality in Physics
Francisco S. N. Lobo
2008-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
The conceptual definition and understanding of the nature of time, both qualitatively and quantitatively is of the utmost difficulty and importance, and plays a fundamental role in physics. Physical systems seem to evolve in paths of increasing entropy and of complexity, and thus, the arrow of time shall be explored in the context of thermodynamic irreversibility and quantum physics. In Newtonian physics, time flows at a constant rate, the same for all observers; however, it necessarily flows at different rates for different observers in special and general relativity. Special relativity provides important quantitative elucidations of the fundamental processes related to time dilation effects, and general relativity provides a deep analysis to effects of time flow, such as in the presence of gravitational fields. Through the special theory of relativity, time became intimately related with space, giving rise to the notion of spacetime, in which both parameters cannot be considered as separate entities. As time is incorporated into the proper structure of the fabric of spacetime, it is interesting to note that general relativity is contaminated with non-trivial geometries that generate closed timelike curves, and thus apparently violates causality. The notion of causality is fundamental in the construction of physical theories; therefore time travel and its associated paradoxes have to be treated with great caution. These issues are briefly analyzed in this review paper.
Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY
Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXE October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APE #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence in this report. #12;Slide 0 Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Real-Time Dynamics
System Identification: Time Varying and Nonlinear Methods
Majji, Manoranjan
2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
that the choice of the generalized time varying ARX model (GTV-ARX) can be set to realize a time varying dead beat observer. Methods to use the developed algorithm(s) in this research are then considered for application to the identification of system models...
Fractal analysis of time varying data
Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN); Sadana, Ajit (Oxford, MS)
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Characteristics of time varying data, such as an electrical signal, are analyzed by converting the data from a temporal domain into a spatial domain pattern. Fractal analysis is performed on the spatial domain pattern, thereby producing a fractal dimension D.sub.F. The fractal dimension indicates the regularity of the time varying data.
Contractions of planar graphs in polynomial time?
Dimitrios, Thilikos
Contractions of planar graphs in polynomial time? Marcin Kami´nski??1 , Dani¨el Paulusma2 that for every graph H, there exists a polyno- mial-time algorithm deciding if a planar graph can be contracted to H. We introduce contractions and topological minors of embedded (plane) graphs and show that a plane
Hong, Tianzhen; Buhl, Fred; Haves, Philip
2008-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
EnergyPlus is a new generation building performance simulation program offering many new modeling capabilities and more accurate performance calculations integrating building components in sub-hourly time steps. However, EnergyPlus runs much slower than the current generation simulation programs. This has become a major barrier to its widespread adoption by the industry. This paper analyzed EnergyPlus run time from comprehensive perspectives to identify key issues and challenges of speeding up EnergyPlus: studying the historical trends of EnergyPlus run time based on the advancement of computers and code improvements to EnergyPlus, comparing EnergyPlus with DOE-2 to understand and quantify the run time differences, identifying key simulation settings and model features that have significant impacts on run time, and performing code profiling to identify which EnergyPlus subroutines consume the most amount of run time. This paper provides recommendations to improve EnergyPlus run time from the modeler?s perspective and adequate computing platforms. Suggestions of software code and architecture changes to improve EnergyPlus run time based on the code profiling results are also discussed.
REDUCING SOFTWARE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TIME John Callahan
Callahan, John
. Shortened product life cycles have meant that short development time is even more critical 3 . Short involvement early in the development cycle were found to lead to shorter development time. Also supported found that, during product concept development early in the development cycle, an overemphasis
Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis
Hively, L.M.; Ng, E.G.
1998-09-29T23:59:59.000Z
Methods and apparatus for automatically detecting differences between similar but different states in a nonlinear process monitor nonlinear data are disclosed. Steps include: acquiring the data; digitizing the data; obtaining nonlinear measures of the data via chaotic time series analysis; obtaining time serial trends in the nonlinear measures; and determining by comparison whether differences between similar but different states are indicated. 8 figs.
Stanford Center for Position, Navigation & Time
Straight, Aaron
contributing exciting, novel new technologies, and together can play a leading role in this technology to rejuvenate the GLONASS system · Japan is also active with QZSS. #12;6 Outline A. Navigation & time technology;2 Stanford Center for Position Navigation and Time · The implementation of GPS in 1973 began this technology
Gravity in Complex Hermitian Space-Time
Ali H. Chamseddine
2006-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
A generalized theory unifying gravity with electromagnetism was proposed by Einstein in 1945. He considered a Hermitian metric on a real space-time. In this work we review Einstein's idea and generalize it further to consider gravity in a complex Hermitian space-time.
Asymmetric Time Evolution and Indistinguishable Events
Bryant, P. W. [Center for Complex Quantum Systems, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
2010-11-25T23:59:59.000Z
With a time asymmetric theory, in which quantum mechanical time evolution is given by a semigroup of operators rather than by a group, the states of open systems are represented by density operators exhibiting a branching behavior. To treat the indistinguishably of the members of experimental ensembles, we hypothesize that environmental interference occurs during events that are themselves fundamentally indistinguishable.
Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata
Vaandrager, Frits
Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata Jasper Berendsen, David N. Jansen.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, the Netherlands Abstract. We introduce Fortuna, the first tool for model checking priced probabilistic timed automata (PPTAs). Fortuna can handle the combination of real
Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata
Vaandrager, Frits
Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata Jasper Berendsen, David N. Jansen, the Netherlands Email: jasperb,dnjansen,fvaan @cs.ru.nl Abstract--We introduce FORTUNA, the first tool for model of probabilistic timed automata (PTAs) with cost-rates and discrete cost increments on states. FORTUNA is able
Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems
Mills, Kevin
- - Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems Kevin L. Mills INFT 796 SUMMER 1993 DIRECTED READINGS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING WITH DR. H. GOMAA GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY #12;Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems problem faced by designers of software systems, and particularly by designers of distributed, real
Time Series Analysis James D. Hamilton
Landweber, Laura
Time Series Analysis James D. Hamilton Since its publication just over ten years ago, James Hamilton's Time Series Analysis has taken its place in the canon of modern technical eco- nomic literature study, Hamilton's book en- joyed popularity among econometricians in seminars in Europe and North
A REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ARCHITECTURE
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
A REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ARCHITECTURE Gang Chen, Thierry Fraichard and Luis Martinez for autonomous navigation: perception, localisation, mapping, real-time motion planning and motion tracking. INTRODUCTION Autonomous navigation requires to solve a num- ber of challenging problems in domains as dif
Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis
Hively, Lee M. (Philadelphia, TN); Ng, Esmond G. (Concord, TN)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Methods and apparatus for automatically detecting differences between similar but different states in a nonlinear process monitor nonlinear data. Steps include: acquiring the data; digitizing the data; obtaining nonlinear measures of the data via chaotic time series analysis; obtaining time serial trends in the nonlinear measures; and determining by comparison whether differences between similar but different states are indicated.
Time Centrality in Dynamic Complex Networks
Costa, Eduardo Chinelate; Wehmuth, Klaus; Ziviani, Artur; da Silva, Ana Paula Couto
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
There is an ever-increasing interest in investigating dynamics in time-varying graphs (TVGs). So far, however, the notion of centrality in TVG scenarios usually refers to metrics that assess the relative importance of nodes along the temporal evolution of the network. Nevertheless, for some TVG scenarios, more important than identifying the central nodes under a given definition is identifying the \\emph{key time instants} for taking certain actions. In this paper, we introduce the notion of \\emph{time centrality} in TVGs. Analogously to node centrality, time centrality evaluates the relative importance of time instants in dynamic complex networks. We present two time centrality metrics related to diffusion processes. We evaluate the two defined metrics using a real-world dataset representing a in-person contact dynamic network. We validate the concept of time centrality showing that diffusion starting at the best classified time instants (i.e. the most central ones), according to our metrics, can perform a fa...
Light gas gun with reduced timing jitter
Laabs, G.W.; Funk, D.J.; Asay, B.W.
1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
Gas gun with reduced timing jitter is disclosed. A gas gun having a prepressurized projectile held in place with a glass rod in compression is described. The glass rod is destroyed with an explosive at a precise time which allows a restraining pin to be moved and free the projectile. 4 figs.
Approaching Real-time Network Traffic Classification
Haddadi, Hamed
and studies. It serves as the input for Intrusion Detection Systems, provides Class-of-Service (CoS) mapping22 Approaching Real-time Network Traffic Classification ISSN 1470-5559 RR-06-12 October 2006-time Network Traffic Classification Wei Li, Kaysar Abdin, Robert Dann and Andrew Moore Department of Computer
Laser Telecommunication timeLaser beam
La Rosa, Andres H.
Laser Telecommunication Experiment Laser time Laser beam intensity timeLaser beam Laser battery Laser connected to a circuit without a modulator. Bottom graph illustrates what happen when a modulating signal is superimposed to the DC voltage driving the laser Laser beam intensity DC Input voltage DC
HR EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES TIME TO TRAIN
Sussex, University of
HR EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES TIME TO TRAIN Since 6 April 2010 employers have had to seriously consider an eligible employee's formal request for time away from their core duties to undertake training. Employees can request to undertake training they think will improve both their own and the University
Absolute Time Radiometric Dating: the source
Kammer, Thomas
Absolute Time Radiometric Dating: the source of the dates on the Geologic Time Scale #12 as an element changes to another element, e.g. uranium to lead. · The parent element is radioactive · Carbon-14, C14 Nitrogen-14, N14 · Uranium-235, U235 Lead-207, Pb207 · Potassium-40, K40 Argon-40, Ar40
Pseudo-Z symmetric space-times
Mantica, Carlo Alberto, E-mail: carloalberto.mantica@libero.it [Physics Department, Universit degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Suh, Young Jin, E-mail: yjsuh@knu.ac.kr [Department of Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of)
2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we investigate Pseudo-Z symmetric space-time manifolds. First, we deal with elementary properties showing that the associated form A{sub k} is closed: in the case the Ricci tensor results to be Weyl compatible. This notion was recently introduced by one of the present authors. The consequences of the Weyl compatibility on the magnetic part of the Weyl tensor are pointed out. This determines the Petrov types of such space times. Finally, we investigate some interesting properties of (PZS){sub 4} space-time; in particular, we take into consideration perfect fluid and scalar field space-time, and interesting properties are pointed out, including the Petrov classification. In the case of scalar field space-time, it is shown that the scalar field satisfies a generalized eikonal equation. Further, it is shown that the integral curves of the gradient field are geodesics. A classical method to find a general integral is presented.
Bayesian inference for pulsar timing models
Vigeland, Sarah J
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The extremely regular, periodic radio emission from millisecond pulsars make them useful tools for studying neutron star astrophysics, general relativity, and low-frequency gravitational waves. These studies require that the observed pulse time of arrivals are fit to complicated timing models that describe numerous effects such as the astrometry of the source, the evolution of the pulsar's spin, the presence of a binary companion, and the propagation of the pulses through the interstellar medium. In this paper, we discuss the benefits of using Bayesian inference to obtain these timing solutions. These include the validation of linearized least-squares model fits when they are correct, and the proper characterization of parameter uncertainties when they are not; the incorporation of prior parameter information and of models of correlated noise; and the Bayesian comparison of alternative timing models. We describe our computational setup, which combines the timing models of tempo2 with the nested-sampling integ...
Energy-time and frequency-time uncertainty relations: exact inequalities
V. V. Dodonov; A. V. Dodonov
2015-04-03T23:59:59.000Z
We give a short review of known exact inequalities that can be interpreted as "energy-time" and "frequency-time" uncertainty relations. In particular we discuss a precise form of signals minimizing the physical frequency-time uncertainty product. Also, we calculate the "stationarity time" for mixed Gaussian states of a quantum harmonic oscillator, showing explicitly that pure quantum states are "more fragile" than mixed ones with the same value of the energy dispersion. The problems of quantum evolution speed limits, time operators and measurements of energy and time are briefly discussed, too.
Time changes in gradient and observed winds
Carlson, Ronald Dale
1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
TIME CHANGES IN GRADIENT AND OBSERVED WINDS A Thesis by RONALD DALE CARLSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillm=n of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE MAY 1972 Major Subject...: Meteorology TIME CHANGES IN GRADIENT AND OBSERVED WINDS A Thesis by RONALD D. CARLSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Co , ee) (Member) (Member) May 1972 ABSTRACT Time Changes in Gradient and Observed Winds. (May 1972) Ronald Dale...
Long-time limit of correlation functions
Thomas Franosch
2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z
Auto-correlation functions in an equilibrium stochastic process are well-characterized by Bochner's theorem as Fourier transforms of a finite symmetric Borel measure. The existence of a long-time limit of these correlation functions depends on the spectral properties of the measure. Here we provide conditions applicable to a wide-class of dynamical theories guaranteeing the existence of the long-time limit. We discuss the implications in the context of the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition where a non-trivial long-time limit signals an idealized glass state.
Boris Doubrov; Jonathan Holland; George Sparling
2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z
A Weyl structure is a bundle over space-time, whose fiber at each space-time point is a space of maximally isotropic complex tangent planes. We develop the theory of Weyl connections for Weyl structures and show that the requirement that the connection be torsion-free fixes the Weyl connection uniquely. Further we show that to each such Weyl connection, there is naturally associated a (2, 3, 5)-Pfaffian system, as first analyzed by Cartan. We determine the associated G_2-conformal structure and calculate it explicitly in the cases of the Kapadia family of space-times and of the Schwarzschild solution
The determination of time lags using SOLA
Frank P. Pijpers
1996-07-17T23:59:59.000Z
A common problem in astronomy is the determination of the time shift between two otherwise identical time series of measured flux from a variable source, in short the determination of a time lag. Two examples of where this problem occurs are in the determination of the Hubble constant from multiple images of gravitationally lensed variable quasars and also in the determination of distances to OH/IR stars. It is shown here that this problem can be seen as a restricted inversion problem. It therefore can be solved using the subtractive optimally localized averages (SOLA) method for inversion which has been described elsewhere (Pijpers & Thompson 1992, 1994 ; Pijpers & Wanders 1994).
Automatic tuning of continuous-time filters
Sumesaglam, Taner
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Integrated high-Q continuous-time filters require adaptive tuning circuits that will correct the filter parameters such as center frequency and quality factor (Q). Three different automatic tuning techniques are introduced. In all of the proposed...
It's About Time: Investing in Transportation to
MARCH 2011 It's About Time: Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive #12 of Contents Preface 1 The Challenge Facing Texans 3 Texas Transportation Action Principles 6 Texas' Deteriorating Transportation System: Background and Measurement 8 Baseline Scenario: Unacceptable Conditions
Automatic program timing profiles with FTN4
Friedman, R.
1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Design of a scheme for producing execution timing profiles of FORTRAN programs automatically is proposed with a recommendation to implement it as an option to the compiler. An experimental implementation on the LBL 7600 is also described. 1 figure.
Time dependences of atmospheric Carbon dioxide fluxes
DeSalvo, Riccardo
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Understanding the lifetime of CO2 in the atmosphere is critical for predictions regarding future climate changes. A simple mass conservation analysis presented here generates tight estimations for the atmosphere's retention time constant. The analysis uses a leaky integrator model that combines the observed deficit (only less than 40% of CO2 produced from combustion of fossil fuels is actually retained in the atmosphere, while more than 60% is continuously shed) with the exponential growth of fossil fuel burning. It reveals a maximum characteristic time of less than 23 year for the transfer of atmospheric CO2 to a segregation sink. This time constant is further constrained by the rapid disappearance of 14C after the ban of atmospheric atomic bomb tests, which provides a lower limit of 18 years for this transfer. The study also generates evaluations of other CO2 fluxes, exchange time constants and volumes exchanged. Analysis of large harmonic oscillations of atmospheric CO2 concentration, often neglected in th...
Timing control by redundant inhibitory neuronal circuits
Tristan, I., E-mail: itristan@ucsd.edu; Rulkov, N. F.; Huerta, R.; Rabinovich, M. [BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)] [BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)
2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Rhythms and timing control of sequential activity in the brain is fundamental to cognition and behavior. Although experimental and theoretical studies support the understanding that neuronal circuits are intrinsically capable of generating different time intervals, the dynamical origin of the phenomenon of functionally dependent timing control is still unclear. Here, we consider a new mechanism that is related to the multi-neuronal cooperative dynamics in inhibitory brain motifs consisting of a few clusters. It is shown that redundancy and diversity of neurons within each cluster enhances the sensitivity of the timing control with the level of neuronal excitation of the whole network. The generality of the mechanism is shown to work on two different neuronal models: a conductance-based model and a map-based model.
Purves, AC
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
7383. Scott, W. C. 1966. Wind Imagery in the Oresteia. 3035; West 1961: 13336. Wind and Time in Homeric Epic 56. Stern, L. 2004. Paths That Wind through the Thicket of
Diffraction in Time of Polymer Particles
A. Martn-Ruiz
2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z
We study the quantum dynamics of a suddenly released beam of particles using a background independent (polymer) quantization scheme. We show that, in the first order of approximation, the low-energy polymer distribution converges to the standard quantum-mechanical result in a clear fashion, but also arises an additional small polymer correction term. We find that the high-energy polymer behaviour becomes predominant at short distances and short times. Numerical results are also presented. We find that particles whose wave functions satisfy the polymer wave equation do not exhibit the diffraction in time phenomena. The implementation of a lower bound to the possible resolution of times into the time-energy Heisenberg uncertainty relation is briefly discussed.
Time-Resolved Photoluminescence and Photovoltaics
Metzger, W. K.; Ahrenkiel, R. K.; Dippo, P.; Geisz, J.; Wanlass, M. W.; Kurtz, S.
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) technique and its ability to characterize recombination in bulk photovoltaic semiconductor materials are reviewed. Results from a variety of materials and a few recent studies are summarized and compared.
Real-time control over networks
Ji, Kun
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
researchers to develop NCSs to implement distributed control schemes. This dissertation presents a framework for the modeling, design, stability analysis, control, and bandwidth allocation of real-time control over networks. This framework covers key research...
Picosecond laser timing by rf phase shifting
Johnson, Carey K.; Qian, Jun
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
lasers pumped by synchronized mode?locked, Q?switched, cw Nd:YAG lasers. The phase shifter operates with better than 10?ps precision and generates time delays from 0 to 26 ns....
Cycle time reduction through wafer starts control
Wang, Sam, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Intel's Fab 17, located in Hudson, Massachusetts, has experienced dramatic improvements in its cycle time performance in the last two years. These improvements have been attributed to lean implementation efforts, reduced ...
PRELIMINARY TIME ESTIMATES FOR CORING OPERATIONS
EQUATIONS 17 FIGURE 1. DRILL STRING ROUND TRIP 19 FIGURE 2. STANDARD ROTARY CORING (RCB) WIRELINE TRIP 21) WIRELINE TRIP 25 FIGURE 5. ESTIMATED RIGGING, WIRELINE, AND SCANNING TIME FOR REENTRY. 27 #12;Preliminary
Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005
Eto, Joe
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
SCE, W APA, PG&E Data PDC PI Interface frequency dataIntegration of CA ISO PDC with Arbiters California Real-TimePhasor Data Concentrator (PDC) receives data from PMUs in
Multiphase fluid flow and time lapse seismics
santos
Time-lapse seismic surveys aim to monitor the migration and dispersal of the CO2 ... of CO2-brine flow and seismic wave propagation to model and monitor CO2...
Introduction to the time scale problem
Voter, A. F.
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
As motivation for the symposium on extended-scale atomistic methods, I briefly discuss the time scale problem that plagues molecular dynamics simulations, some promising recent developments for circumventing the problem, and some remaining challenges.
Am I spikes over time? Leslie Smith
Smith, Leslie S.
Am I spikes over time? Leslie Smith Computing Science and Mathematics University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA, UK Email: l.s.smith@cs.stir.ac.uk URL: http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~lss Acknowledgements: EU
REAL TIME SYSTEM OPERATIONS 2006-2007
Eto, Joseph H.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
basedonreal?timePMUdata byobservingthedifferencesas analysisofWECCPMUdata. Therecommendedanalysisapproach. V (pu) P-V curve PMU data P (pu) P-V curve PMU
Intelligent Time-Successive Production Modeling
Mohaghegh, Shahab
;Background · Production Data Analysis Decline Curve Analysis (Arps, 1945) Type Curve Matching (Fetkovich Analysis Pressure Data + Production Rate Data ·Material Balance methods ·Pseudo time and pseudo pressure
Significantly reduce maintenance time Documents&Mediabecomesthekey
Mullins, Dyche
Significantly reduce maintenance time Documents&Mediabecomesthekey contactforallmaintenanceneeds. MajorpartsarestoredbyDocuments& MediaattheMissionCenter.Thisreduces thetimeneededtoorderpartsandresultsin&Mediaoffersthecampus communityaconvenientandeconomicsolution foritscopiers,multifunctiondevicesandprinter needs. Print Management Program advantages Reduce
Solar Real-Time Pricing: Is Real-Time Electricity Pricing Beneficial...
to Solar PV in New York City? Solar Real-Time Pricing: Is Real-Time Electricity Pricing Beneficial to Solar PV in New York City? The goal of this study is to evaluate the...
Special Issue: Space, Time and Number Population clocks: motor timing with
Buonomano, Dean
from the ability of recur- rent neural networks to generate self-sustained, complex, time with strong internal connections capable of self-sustained activity, whereas sensory timing depends
Blind calibration of timing skew in time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters
Divi, Vijay
The performance of time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters is often significantly degraded by timing mismatch errors. We develop methods for performing blind calibration of such converters, i.e., for estimating the ...
Exact Philosophy of Space-Time
Hctor Vucetich
2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
Starting from Bunge's (1977) scientific ontology, we expose a materialistic relational theory of space-time, that carries out the program initiated by Leibniz, and provides a protophysical basis consistent with any rigorous formulation of General Relativity. Space-time is constructed from general concepts which are common to any consistent scientific theory and they are interpreted as emergent properties of the greatest assembly of things, namely, the world.
REAL TIME SYSTEM OPERATIONS 2006-2007
Eto, Joseph H.; Parashar, Manu; Lewis, Nancy Jo
2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
The Real Time System Operations (RTSO) 2006-2007 project focused on two parallel technical tasks: (1) Real-Time Applications of Phasors for Monitoring, Alarming and Control; and (2) Real-Time Voltage Security Assessment (RTVSA) Prototype Tool. The overall goal of the phasor applications project was to accelerate adoption and foster greater use of new, more accurate, time-synchronized phasor measurements by conducting research and prototyping applications on California ISO's phasor platform - Real-Time Dynamics Monitoring System (RTDMS) -- that provide previously unavailable information on the dynamic stability of the grid. Feasibility assessment studies were conducted on potential application of this technology for small-signal stability monitoring, validating/improving existing stability nomograms, conducting frequency response analysis, and obtaining real-time sensitivity information on key metrics to assess grid stress. Based on study findings, prototype applications for real-time visualization and alarming, small-signal stability monitoring, measurement based sensitivity analysis and frequency response assessment were developed, factory- and field-tested at the California ISO and at BPA. The goal of the RTVSA project was to provide California ISO with a prototype voltage security assessment tool that runs in real time within California ISO?s new reliability and congestion management system. CERTS conducted a technical assessment of appropriate algorithms, developed a prototype incorporating state-of-art algorithms (such as the continuation power flow, direct method, boundary orbiting method, and hyperplanes) into a framework most suitable for an operations environment. Based on study findings, a functional specification was prepared, which the California ISO has since used to procure a production-quality tool that is now a part of a suite of advanced computational tools that is used by California ISO for reliability and congestion management.
On the physical basis of cosmic time
Svend Erik Rugh; Henrik Zinkernagel
2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z
In this manuscript we initiate a systematic examination of the physical basis for the time concept in cosmology. We discuss and defend the idea that the physical basis of the time concept is necessarily related to physical processes which could conceivably take place among the material constituents available in the universe. It is common practice to link the concept of cosmic time with a space-time metric set up to describe the universe at large scales, and then define a cosmic time $t$ as what is measured by a comoving standard clock. We want to examine, however, the physical basis for setting up a comoving reference frame and, in particular, what could be meant by a standard clock. For this purpose we introduce the concept of a `core' of a clock (which, for a standard clock in cosmology, is a scale-setting physical process) and we ask if such a core can--in principle--be found in the available physics contemplated in the various `stages' of the early universe. We find that a first problem arises above the quark-gluon phase transition (which roughly occurs when the cosmological model is extrapolated back to $\\sim 10^{-5}$ seconds) where there might be no bound systems left, and the concept of a physical length scale to a certain extent disappears. A more serious problem appears above the electroweak phase transition believed to occur at $\\sim 10^{-11}$ seconds. At this point the property of mass (almost) disappears and it becomes difficult to identify a physical basis for concepts like length scale, energy scale and temperature -- which are all intimately linked to the concept of time in modern cosmology. This situation suggests that the concept of a time scale in `very early' universe cosmology lacks a physical basis or, at least, that the time scale will have to be based on speculative new physics.
Wormholes and Time Travel? Not Likely
Leonard Susskind
2005-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
Wormholes have been advanced as both a method for circumventing the limitations of the speed of light as well as a means for building a time machine (to travel to the past). Thus it is argued that General Relativity may allow both of these possibilities. In this note I argue that traversable wormholes connecting otherwise causally disconnected regions, violate two of the most fundamental principles physics, namely local energy conservation and the energy-time uncertainty principle.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Tides of Time 29 1 Easter Vacation 2004 The Oxford University Doctor Who Society Magazine The Tides of Time Easter Vacation 2004 Issue 29 BUFFY AND THE BRITISH Star Trek The Prisoner The career of Brian Clemens and... Kilburn Wiles Thing! 24 A look at John Wiless period as producer of Doctor Who Brian Clemens 26 James Davies marks the achievements of this writer-producer How does Doctor Who entertain? 30 Asking the question, Daniel...
Escape time statistics for mushroom billiards
T. Miyaguchi
2006-12-27T23:59:59.000Z
Chaotic orbits of mushroom billiards display intermittent behaviors. We investigate statistical properties of this system by constructing an infinite partition on the chaotic part of a Poincar\\'e surface which illustrates details of chaotic dynamics. Each piece of the infinite partition has an unique escape time from the half disk region, and from this result it is shown that, for fixed values of the system parameters, the escape time distribution obeys power law $1/t_{\\rm esc}^3$.
Time Domain Continuous Imaging TIME DOMAIN CONTINUOUS IMAGING doesn't sound like
Dietz, Henry G. "Hank"
the scene with skewed timing and exposure settings. Our 3D-printed array camera at SC14 coordinates four
A Timing Requirements-Aware Scratchpad Memory Allocation Scheme for a Precision Timed Architecture
, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. #12;A Timing
Problem of Time: Facets and Machian Strategy
Edward Anderson
2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
The Problem of Time is that `time' in each of ordinary quantum theory and general relativity are mutually incompatible notions. This causes difficulties in trying to put these two theories together to form a theory of Quantum Gravity. The Problem of Time has 8 facets in canonical approaches. I clarify that all but one of these facets already occur at the classical level, and reconceptualize and re-name some of these facets as follows.The Frozen Formalism Problem becomes Temporal Relationalism, the Thin Sandwich Problem becomes Configurational Relationalism, via the notion of Best Matching. The Problem of Observables becomes the Problem of Beables, and the Functional Evolution Problem becomes the Constraint Closure Problem. I also outline how each of the Global and Multiple-Choice Problems of Time have their own plurality of facets. This article additionally contains a local resolution to the Problem of Time at the conceptual level and which is actually realizable for the relational triangle and minisuperspace models. This resolution is, moreover, Machian, and has three levels: classical, semiclassical and a combined semiclassical-histories-timeless records scheme. I end by delineating the current frontiers of this program toward resolution of the Problem of Time in the cases of full GR and of slightly inhomogeneous cosmology.
Cosmologies with a time dependent vacuum
Joan Sola
2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
The idea that the cosmological term, Lambda, should be a time dependent quantity in cosmology is a most natural one. It is difficult to conceive an expanding universe with a strictly constant vacuum energy density, namely one that has remained immutable since the origin of time. A smoothly evolving vacuum energy density that inherits its time-dependence from cosmological functions, such as the Hubble rate or the scale factor, is not only a qualitatively more plausible and intuitive idea, but is also suggested by fundamental physics, in particular by quantum field theory (QFT) in curved space-time. To implement this notion, is not strictly necessary to resort to ad hoc scalar fields, as usually done in the literature (e.g. in quintessence formulations and the like). A "running" Lambda term can be expected on very similar grounds as one expects (and observes) the running of couplings and masses with a physical energy scale in QFT. Furthermore, the experimental evidence that the equation of state of the dark energy could be evolving with time/redshift (including the possibility that it might currently behave phantom-like) suggests that a time-variable Lambda term (possibly accompanied by a variable Newton's gravitational coupling G=G(t)) could account in a natural way for all these features. Remarkably enough, a class of these models (the "new cosmon") could even be the clue for solving the old cosmological constant problem, including the coincidence problem.
Metastring Theory and Modular Space-time
Laurent Freidel; Robert G. Leigh; Djordje Minic
2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z
String theory is canonically accompanied with a space-time interpretation which determines S-matrix-like observables, and connects to the standard physics at low energies in the guise of local effective field theory. Recently, we have introduced a reformulation of string theory which does not rely on an {\\it a priori} space-time interpretation or a pre-assumption of locality. This \\hlt{metastring theory} is formulated in such a way that stringy symmetries (such as T-duality) are realized linearly. In this paper, we study metastring theory on a flat background and develop a variety of technical and interpretational ideas. These include a formulation of the moduli space of Lorentzian worldsheets, a careful study of the symplectic structure and consequently consistent closed and open boundary conditions, and the string spectrum and operator algebra. What emerges from these studies is a new quantum notion of space-time that we refer to as a quantum Lagrangian or equivalently a \\hlt{modular space-time}. This concept embodies the standard tenets of quantum theory and implements in a precise way a notion of {relative locality}. The usual string backgrounds (non-compact space-time along with some toroidally compactified spatial directions) are obtained from modular space-time by a limiting procedure that can be thought of as a correspondence limit.
Polynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling
Baptiste, Philippe; Durr, Christoph
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The aim of power management policies is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by computer systems while maintaining satisfactory level of performance. One common method for saving energy is to simply suspend the system during the idle times. No energy is consumed in the suspend mode. However, the process of waking up the system itself requires a certain fixed amount of energy, and thus suspending the system is beneficial only if the idle time is long enough to compensate for this additional energy expenditure. In the specific problem studied in the paper, we have a set of jobs with release times and deadlines that need to be executed on a single processor. Preemptions are allowed. The processor requires energy L to be woken up and, when it is on, it uses one unit of energy per one unit of time. It has been an open problem whether a schedule minimizing the overall energy consumption can be computed in polynomial time. We solve this problem in positive, by providing an O(n^5)-time algorithm. In addition we pr...
Time and Cognitive Load 1 Time and Cognitive Load in Working Memory
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Time and Cognitive Load 1 Time and Cognitive Load in Working Memory Pierre Barrouillet*, Sophie Bourgogne Running head: Time and Cognitive Load Corresponding author: Pierre Barrouillet Pierre manuscript, published in "Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 33, 3 (2007
A ROUTE IMPROVEMENT ALGORITHM FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM WITH TIME DEPENDENT TRAVEL TIMES
Bertini, Robert L.
. This research presents a new solution approach, an iterative route construction and improvement algorithm (IRCI such as greenhouse gases, noise, and air pollution. Routing models with time-varying travel times are gaining greater attention in vehicle routing literature and industry. However, research on the time dependent vehicle
Real Time Search User Behavior Real time search is an increasingly important area of
Jansen, James
. The most frequently used terms accounted for only 0.03% of the total terms. Concerning search topics Web search. Searchers of real time content often repeat queries overtime, perhaps indicating long term content increasingly enters the main stream. Keywords Real time search, real time content, Collecta
Approximate Response Time for Fixed Priority Real-Time Systems with Energy-Harvesting
Boyer, Edmond
Approximate Response Time for Fixed Priority Real-Time Systems with Energy-Harvesting Yasmina sufficient schedulability tests for fixed-priority pre-emptive scheduling of a real-time system under energy constraints. In this problem, energy is harvested from the ambient environment and used to replenish a storage
Plasma Redshift, Time Dilation, and Supernovas Ia
Ari Brynjolfsson
2004-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
The measurements of the absolute magnitudes and redshifts of supernovas Ia show that conventional physics, which includes plasma redshift, fully explains the observed magnitude-redshift relation of the supernovas. The only parameter that is required is the Hubble constant, which in principle can be measured independently. The contemporary theory of the expansion of the universe (Big Bang) requires in addition to the Hubble constant several adjustable parameters, such as an initial explosion, the dark matter parameter, and a time adjustable dark energy parameter for explaining the supernova Ia data. The contemporary Big Bang theory also requires time dilation of distant events as an inherent premise. The contention is usually that the light curves of distant supernovas show or even prove the time dilation. In the present article, we challenge this assertion. We document and show that the previously reported data in fact indicate that there is no time dilation. The data reported by Riess et al. in the Astrophysical Journal in June 2004 confirm the plasma redshift, the absence of time dilation, dark matter, and dark energy.
On the physical basis of cosmic time
Rugh, Svend Erik
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this manuscript we initiate a systematic examination of the physical basis for the time concept in cosmology. We discuss and defend the idea that the physical basis of the time concept is necessarily related to physical processes which could conceivably take place among the material constituents available in the universe. It is common practice to link the concept of cosmic time with a space-time metric set up to describe the universe at large scales, and then define a cosmic time $t$ as what is measured by a comoving standard clock. We want to examine, however, the physical basis for setting up a comoving reference frame and, in particular, what could be meant by a standard clock. For this purpose we introduce the concept of a `core' of a clock (which, for a standard clock in cosmology, is a scale-setting physical process) and we ask if such a core can--in principle--be found in the available physics contemplated in the various `stages' of the early universe. We find that a first problem arises above the q...
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Comparing Computer Run Time of Building Simulation Programs
Hong, Tianzhen
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
an approach to comparing computer run time of buildingthe purpose of comparing computer run time. Modelers shouldATIONAL L ABORATORY Comparing Computer Run Time of Building
A Survey of Utility Experience with Real Time Pricing
Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Day Ahead Hourly Time of Use Tariff Description This is aTariff Name Real Time Pricing: Non-Residential Service Day Ahead Hourly Time of Use
Real time gamma-ray signature identifier
Rowland, Mark (Alamo, CA); Gosnell, Tom B. (Moraga, CA); Ham, Cheryl (Livermore, CA); Perkins, Dwight (Livermore, CA); Wong, James (Dublin, CA)
2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A real time gamma-ray signature/source identification method and system using principal components analysis (PCA) for transforming and substantially reducing one or more comprehensive spectral libraries of nuclear materials types and configurations into a corresponding concise representation/signature(s) representing and indexing each individual predetermined spectrum in principal component (PC) space, wherein an unknown gamma-ray signature may be compared against the representative signature to find a match or at least characterize the unknown signature from among all the entries in the library with a single regression or simple projection into the PC space, so as to substantially reduce processing time and computing resources and enable real-time characterization and/or identification.
Determinating Timing Channels in Statistically Multiplexed Clouds
Aviram, Amittai; Ford, Bryan; Gummadi, Ramakrishna
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Timing side-channels represent an insidious security challenge for cloud computing, because: (a) they enable one customer to steal information from another without leaving a trail or raising alarms; (b) only the cloud provider can feasibly detect and report such attacks, but the provider's incentives are not to; and (c) known general-purpose timing channel control methods undermine statistical resource sharing efficiency, and, with it, the cloud computing business model. We propose a new cloud architecture that uses provider-enforced deterministic execution to eliminate all timing channels internal to a shared cloud domain, without limiting internal resource sharing. A prototype determinism-enforcing hypervisor demonstrates that utilizing such a cloud might be both convenient and efficient. The hypervisor enables parallel guest processes and threads to interact via familiar shared memory and file system abstractions, and runs moderately coarse-grained parallel tasks as efficiently and scalably as current nond...
Continuous, real time microwave plasma element sensor
Woskov, P.P.; Smatlak, D.L.; Cohn, D.R.; Wittle, J.K.; Titus, C.H.; Surma, J.E.
1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z
Microwave-induced plasma is described for continuous, real time trace element monitoring under harsh and variable conditions. The sensor includes a source of high power microwave energy and a shorted waveguide made of a microwave conductive, refractory material communicating with the source of the microwave energy to generate a plasma. The high power waveguide is constructed to be robust in a hot, hostile environment. It includes an aperture for the passage of gases to be analyzed and a spectrometer is connected to receive light from the plasma. Provision is made for real time in situ calibration. The spectrometer disperses the light, which is then analyzed by a computer. The sensor is capable of making continuous, real time quantitative measurements of desired elements, such as the heavy metals lead and mercury. 3 figs.
Time-delayed quantum feedback control
Arne L. Grimsmo
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
A theory of time-delayed coherent quantum feedback is developed. More specifically, we consider a quantum system coupled to a bosonic reservoir creating a unidirectional feedback loop. It is shown that the dynamics can be mapped onto a fictitious quantum cascade, where the system is driven by past versions of itself. The derivation of this model relies on a tensor network representation of the system-reservoir time-propagator. For concreteness, this general theory is applied to a driven two-level atom scattering into a coherent feedback loop. We demonstrate how delay effects can qualitatively change the dynamics of the atom, and how quantum control can be implemented in the presence of time-delays. A realization with a superconducting qubit serving as an artificial atom is discussed.
Relaxation time of non-conformal plasma
Alex Buchel
2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
We study effective relaxation time of viscous hydrodynamics of strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theory plasma using gauge theory/string theory correspondence. We compute leading corrections to the conformal plasma relaxation time from the relevant deformations due to dim-2 and dim-3 operators. We discuss in details the relaxation time tau_eff of N=2^* plasma. For a certain choice of masses this theory undergoes a phase transition with divergent specific heat c_V ~ |1-T_c/T|^(-1/2). Although the bulk viscosity remains finite all the way to the critical temperature, we find that tau_eff diverges near the critical point as tau_eff ~ |1-T_c/T|^(-1/2).
Operational quantum theory without predefined time
Ognyan Oreshkov; Nicolas J. Cerf
2014-12-25T23:59:59.000Z
The current operational formulation of quantum theory is based on the concept of operation with an input and an output system, which assumes a prior notion of time and is asymmetric under time reversal. But in certain contexts, such as those involving gravity, time is expected to be dynamical and not predefined. Here, we propose an operational formulation of quantum theory without any predefined notion of time. It is based on a generalization of the concept of operation motivated by an epistemic approach: an operation is a description of knowledge about the events in a given region, which can be updated conditionally on information obtained from that region. Each such region has a set of boundary systems, which by definition provide the sole means of information exchange between the events in the region and the events in other regions. Separate operations can be connected in networks through their boundary systems with no directionality assumed for the connections, which generalizes the standard circuit picture. The events associated with an operation are described by positive semidefinite operators on the Hilbert spaces of the boundary systems, while the connections between regions are described by entangled states that encode a nontrivial physical symmetry. A simple rule provides the joint probabilities for the events in a network of operations. We discuss how it may be possible to understand the emergence of a causal structure from properties of the operators on the boundaries of compact space-time regions. The framework allows for indefinite causal order, timelike loops, and other acausal structures. As part of this work, we obtain a generalization of Wigner's theorem, which is based on the preservation of probabilities of actual events and thus puts the concept of time reversal symmetry on operational grounds. It contains the possibility for a new class of symmetry transformations.
Hyperpolarized Nanodiamond with Long Spin Relaxation Times
Ewa Rej; Torsten Gaebel; Thomas Boele; David E. J. Waddington; David J. Reilly
2015-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
The use of hyperpolarized agents in magnetic resonance (MR), such as 13C-labeled compounds, enables powerful new imaging and detection modalities that stem from a 10,000-fold boost in signal. A major challenge for the future of the hyperpolarizaton technique is the inherently short spin relaxation times, typically solid-state environment, exhibit relaxation times exceeding 1 hour. Combined with the already established applications of NDs in the life-sciences as inexpensive fluorescent markers and non-cytotoxic substrates for gene and drug delivery, these results extend the theranostic capabilities of nanoscale diamonds into the domain of hyperpolarized MR.
Short rise time intense electron beam generator
Olson, C.L.
1984-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
A generator for producing an intense relativisitc electron beam having a subnanosecond current rise time includes a conventional generator of intense relativistic electrons feeding into a short electrically conductive drift tube including a cavity containing a working gas at a low enough pressure to prevent the input beam from significantly ionizing the working gas. Ionizing means such as a laser simultaneously ionize the entire volume of working gas in the cavity to generate an output beam having a rise time less than one nanosecond.
Robustness of discrete-time control systems
Aguirre, Gabriel
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. The Bilinear Approach s-Plane to z-Plane F. Overbounding and Testing for Stability G. Interlacing Properties of Interval Polynomials Interlacing Property for Continuous- Time Systems Interlacing Property for Discrete- Time Systems Page 26 27 29 33... of p(z) from F(+t) Calculation of s+q Calculation of s~i Calculation of the Minimum Distance of p(z) from P&? Calculation of s Calculation of s Calculation of the Minimum Distance of p(z) from Flsi Calculation of ss Calculation of ss E...
Metamaterial model of a time crystal
Smolyaninov, Igor I
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Propagation of monochromatic extraordinary light in a hyperbolic metamaterial is identical to propagation of massive particles in a three dimensional effective Minkowski spacetime, in which the role of a timelike variable is played by one of the spatial coordinates. We demonstrate that this analogy may be used to build a metamaterial model of a time crystal, which has been recently suggested by Wilczek and Shapere. It is interesting to note that the effective single-particle energy spectrum in such a model does not contain a static ground state, thus providing a loophole in the proof of time crystal non-existence by P. Bruno.
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Short- and Long- Time Transport Structures in a Three Dimensional Time Dependent Flow
Chabreyrie, Rodolphe
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Lagrangian transport structures for three-dimensional and time-dependent fluid flows are of great interest in numerous applications, particularly for geophysical or oceanic flows. In such flows, chaotic transport and mixing can play important environmental and ecological roles, for examples in pollution spills or plankton migration. In such flows, where simulations or observations are typically available only over a short time, understanding the difference between short-time and long-time transport structures is critical. In this paper, we use a set of classical (i.e. Poincar\\'e section, Lyapunov exponent) and alternative (i.e. finite time Lyapunov exponent, Lagrangian coherent structures) tools from dynamical systems theory that analyze chaotic transport both qualitatively and quantitatively. With this set of tools we are able to reveal, identify and highlight differences between short- and long-time transport structures inside a flow composed of a primary horizontal contra-rotating vortex chain, small later...
Metastring Theory and Modular Space-time
Freidel, Laurent; Minic, Djordje
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
String theory is canonically accompanied with a space-time interpretation which determines S-matrix-like observables, and connects to the standard physics at low energies in the guise of local effective field theory. Recently, we have introduced a reformulation of string theory which does not rely on an {\\it a priori} space-time interpretation or a pre-assumption of locality. This \\hlt{metastring theory} is formulated in such a way that stringy symmetries (such as T-duality) are realized linearly. In this paper, we study metastring theory on a flat background and develop a variety of technical and interpretational ideas. These include a formulation of the moduli space of Lorentzian worldsheets, a careful study of the symplectic structure and consequently consistent closed and open boundary conditions, and the string spectrum and operator algebra. What emerges from these studies is a new quantum notion of space-time that we refer to as a quantum Lagrangian or equivalently a \\hlt{modular space-time}. This conce...
Run-Time Library Routines Reference
California at San Diego, University of
MDS Run-Time Library Routines Reference Manual February 1993 Software Version: MDS 5.2 VAX.S.A. The following are trademarks of Digitial Equipment Corporation: CDD DECnet VAX DATATRIEVE DECUS VAXcluster DEC MicroVAX VAX Information Architecture DEC/CMS MicroVMS VMS DEC/MMS Rdb/VMS VT IDL (Interactive Data
SAMPLE: software for VAX FORTRAN execution timing
Lowe, L.H.
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
SAMPLE is a set of subroutines in use at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for collecting CPU timings of various FORTRAN program sections - usually individual subroutines. These measurements have been useful in making programs run faster. The presentation includes a description of the software and examples of its use. The software is available on the directory (SAMPLE) of the VAX SIG tape.
Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005
Eto, Joe; Eto, Joe; Lesieutre, Bernard; Lewis, Nancy Jo; Parashar, Manu
2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
The increased need to manage California?s electricity grid in real time is a result of the ongoing transition from a system operated by vertically-integrated utilities serving native loads to one operated by an independent system operator supporting competitive energy markets. During this transition period, the traditional approach to reliability management -- construction of new transmission lines -- has not been pursued due to unresolved issues related to the financing and recovery of transmission project costs. In the absence of investments in new transmission infrastructure, the best strategy for managing reliability is to equip system operators with better real-time information about actual operating margins so that they can better understand and manage the risk of operating closer to the edge. A companion strategy is to address known deficiencies in offline modeling tools that are needed to ground the use of improved real-time tools. This project: (1) developed and conducted first-ever demonstrations of two prototype real-time software tools for voltage security assessment and phasor monitoring; and (2) prepared a scoping study on improving load and generator response models. Additional funding through two separate subsequent work authorizations has already been provided to build upon the work initiated in this project.
Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY
Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Scoping Study Report Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXG October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APG #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and was funded by the California Energy Commission's Public
Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY
Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Research Program Prepared By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability in this report. #12;#12;USER GUIDE Version 3 August 2005 Prepared by: for Consortium for Electric Reliability
ccsd00001476, NEGATIVE ENERGIES AND TIME REVERSAL
kinetic energy, so-called phantom #12;elds, have recently been proposed [1] [2] [3] as new sources leadingccsd00001476, version 6 31 Mar 2005 NEGATIVE ENERGIES AND TIME REVERSAL IN QUANTUM FIELD THEORY The theoretical and phenomenological status of negative energies is reviewed in Quantum Field Theory leading
Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents?
Deen, Sophia 1988-
2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours...
Quantum mechanics and the direction of time
Hasegawa, H.; Petrosky, T. (Univ. of Texas, Austin (United States)); Prigogine, I. (Univ. of Texas, Austin (United States) International Solvay Inst. for Physics and Chemistry, Brussels (Belgium)); Tasaki, S. (International Solvay Inst. for Physics and Chemistry, Brussels (Belgium))
1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
In recent papers the authors have discussed the dynamical properties of large Poincare systems (LPS), that is, nonintegrable systems with a continuous spectrum (both classical and quantum). An interesting example of LPS is given by the Friedrichs model of field theory. As is well known, perturbation methods analytic in the coupling constant diverge because of resonant denominators. They show that this Poincare catastrophe can be eliminated by a natural time ordering of the dynamical states. They obtain then a dynamical theory which incorporates a privileged direction of time (and therefore the second law of thermodynamics). However, it is only in very simple situations that his time ordering can be performed in an extended Hilbert space. In general, they need to go to the Liouville space (superspace) and introduce a time ordering of dynamical states according to the number of particles involved in correlations. This leads then to a generalization of quantum mechanics in which the usual Heisenberg's eigenvalue problem is replaced by a complex eigenvalue problem in the Liouville space.
PROTECTING INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM REAL-TIME
Burmester, Mike
be used to protect communications of an IEC61850-90-5-compliant substation automation system in an electricity grid. Also, it discusses the impact of run-time attacks on TC-compliant critical infrastructure The Stuxnet worm has demonstrated the effectiveness of cyber attacks on industrial facilities. The potentially
Chapter 19 Subjunctive Conditionals And Time's Arrow
Fitelson, Branden
the Arrow of Time Bennett's account of subjunctive conditionals is based on Lewis's. However explain temporal asymmetry, the difference between past and future. Although Bennett uses the blanket term if there is a chain of counter-factual dependencies of this sort which connects A and C. Bennett adds that for Lewis
Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models
Roweis, Sam
Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models & Linear Dynamical Systems Sam Roweis Gatsby Computational before. Discrete state: { Moore and Mealy machines (engineering) { stochastic #12;nite state automata (CS chain with stochastic measurements. Gauss-Markov process in a pancake. PSfrag replacements x 1 y 1 x 2 y
Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models
Roweis, Sam
Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models & Linear Dynamical Systems Sam Roweis Gatsby Computational. Discrete state: { Moore and Mealy machines (engineering) { stochastic #12;nite state automata (CS with stochastic measurements. Gauss-Markov process in a pancake. PSfrag replacements x 1 y 1 x 2 y 2 x 3 y 3 x T y
Protist Web Alert Memories of Times Past
Simpson, Larry
Protist Web Alert Memories of Times Past The Euglenoid Project (http that the Euglenoids have always fascinated me and so did this site. Micro*scope Astrobiology Institute Web Site from reviewed this site in a previous Web Alert, but it has been revised and updated and so is worth another
Causation, Regularities, and Time: Hume's Theory
Fitelson, Branden
that there is more to causation than regularity, contiguity, and time order. Hume claims to clarify the content of our "ideas" (mental contents) and of the relations among them, and he does not clearly demarcate that nonlogical terms have meaning only if one can tell by observation whether they apply to things
OF HEALTH CARE IN TURBULENT TIMES
Feschotte, Cedric
FIXING THE FLOW OF HEALTH CARE IN TURBULENT TIMES INNOVATION REPORT 2014 #12;Since 2012, Algorithms facing health care today. We believe there's an unprecedented opportunity to invent a new vision for health care, and academic medicine is poised to lead the way. Algorithms for Innovations is designed
http://tas.sagepub.com Time & Society
Rosters on Employee Work and Non-Work http://tas.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/2-3/315 The online and Non-work Time Preferences Angela Baker, Gregory Roach, Sally Ferguson and Drew Dawson ABSTRACT 24, 2010http://tas.sagepub.comDownloaded from #12;The Impact of Different Rosters on Employee Work
Computing Needs Time Edward A. Lee
(CSR-CPS)), the U. S. Army Research Office (ARO #W911NF-07-2-0019), the U. S. Air Force Office essential prop- erties of the physical systems, most particularly the passage of time. It makes a case (CSR-CPS)), the U. S. Army Research Office (ARO #W911NF-07-2-0019), the U. S. Air Force Office
Business Day Authoritative, informative and timely,
Peters, Richard
Overview #12;Business Day Overview Authoritative, informative and timely, Business Day is a must read for business decision-makers. Business Day has Australia's most influential business writers and commentators who provide up-to-the- minute business news, including context, background and specialist analysis
Hybrid Abstractions that Preserve Timed Languages
Pappas, George J.
Hybrid Abstractions that Preserve Timed Languages Paulo Tabuada1 and George J. Pappas2 1 Instituto@ee.upenn.edu Abstract. In this paper we consider the problem of extracting an ab- straction from a hybrid control system that determine when trajectories of the original hybrid system can be generated by the abstracted hybrid system
Northern Kentucky University PART-TIME FACULTY
Boyce, Richard L.
Northern Kentucky University HANDBOOK FOR PART-TIME FACULTY #12;THE UNIVERSITY History Northern Kentucky University, the newest of Kentucky's eight state universities, was founded in 1968. However of the University of Kentucky was located in the First District Elementary School in Covington. Then, as Northern
Segmenting Time Series for Weather Forecasting
Sripada, Yaji
) models is summarised as weather forecast texts. In the domain of gas turbines, sensor data from an operational gas turbine is summarised for the maintenance engineers. More details on SUMTIME have been to develop a generic model for summarisation of time series data. Initially, we have applied standard
Space-time attributes of physical objects and the laws of space-time physics
J. H. Field
2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z
Physical time intervals are attributes of single physical object whereas physical space intervals are a relational attribute of two physical objects. Some consequences of the breaking of the space-time exchange symmetry inherent in the Lorentz transformation following from the above distinction are investigated. In particular, it is shown that the relativity of simultaneity and length contraction effects which naively follow from space-time symmetry of the Lorentz transformation do not occur. Seven laws describing the relation between observations of space intervals, time intervals and velocities in different reference frames are given. Only two of these laws are respected by conventional special relativity theory.
Zhang, Chi, E-mail: chizheung@gmail.com; Xu, Yiqing; Wei, Xiaoming; Tsia, Kevin K.; Wong, Kenneth K. Y., E-mail: kywong@eee.hku.hk [Photonic Systems Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (Hong Kong)
2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z
Time-stretch microscopy has emerged as an ultrafast optical imaging concept offering the unprecedented combination of the imaging speed and sensitivity. However, dedicated wideband and coherence optical pulse source with high shot-to-shot stability has been mandated for time-wavelength mappingthe enabling process for ultrahigh speed wavelength-encoded image retrieval. From the practical point of view, exploiting methods to relax the stringent requirements (e.g., temporal stability and coherence) for the source of time-stretch microscopy is thus of great value. In this paper, we demonstrated time-stretch microscopy by reconstructing the time-wavelength mapping sequence from a wideband incoherent source. Utilizing the time-lens focusing mechanism mediated by a narrow-band pulse source, this approach allows generation of a wideband incoherent source, with the spectral efficiency enhanced by a factor of 18. As a proof-of-principle demonstration, time-stretch imaging with the scan rate as high as MHz and diffraction-limited resolution is achieved based on the wideband incoherent source. We note that the concept of time-wavelength sequence reconstruction from wideband incoherent source can also be generalized to any high-speed optical real-time measurements, where wavelength is acted as the information carrier.
Time lapse HDR: time lapse photography with high dynamic range images
Clark, Brian Sean
2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
TIME LAPSE HDR: TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES A Thesis by BRIAN CLARK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2005... Major Subject: Visualization Sciences TIME LAPSE HDR: TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RAGE IMAGES A Thesis by BRIAN CLARK Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved...
Timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures
Jones, K.R.; Wade, N.L.; Katsma, K.R.; Siefken, L.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Straka, M. (Halliburton NUS, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))
1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report discusses research conducted to develop and demonstrate a methodology for calculation of the time interval between receipt of the containment isolation signals and the first fuel pin failure for loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). Demonstration calculations were performed for a Babcock and Wilcox (B W) design (Oconee) and a Westinghouse (W) four-loop design (Seabrook). Sensitivity studies were performed to assess the impacts of fuel pin burnup, axial peaking factor, break size, emergency core cooling system availability, and main coolant pump trip on these times. The analysis was performed using the following codes: FRAPCON-2, for the calculation of steady-state fuel behavior; SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRACPF1/MOD1, for the calculation of the transient thermal-hydraulic conditions in the reactor system; and FRAP-T6, for the calculation of transient fuel behavior. In addition to the calculation of fuel pin failure timing, this analysis provides a comparison of the predicted results of SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRAC-PF1/MOD1 for large-break LOCA analysis. Using SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 thermal-hydraulic data, the shortest time intervals calculated between initiation of containment isolation and fuel pin failure are 10.4 seconds and 19.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. Using data generated by TRAC-PF1/MOD1, the shortest intervals are 10.3 seconds and 29.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. These intervals are for a double-ended, offset-shear, cold leg break, using the technical specification maximum peaking factor and applied to fuel with maximum design burnup. Using peaking factors commensurate with actual burnups would result in longer intervals for both reactor designs. This document provides appendices K and L of this report which provide plots for the timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures for Oconee and Seabrook respectively.
Improving Door-to-balloon Time by Decreasing Door-to-ECG time for Walk-in STEMI Patients
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
JD, Lindsell CJ, et al. Door-to-ECG time in patients QualTime by Decreasing Door-to-ECG time for Walk-in STEMIto-electrocardiography (ECG) times for patients with ST-
Can biomass time series be reliably assessed from CPUE time series data Francis Lalo1
Hawai'i at Manoa, University of
1 Can biomass time series be reliably assessed from CPUE time series data only? Francis Laloë1 to abundance. This means (i) that catchability is constant and (ii) that all the biomass is catchable. If so, relative variations in CPUE indicate the same relative variations in biomass. Myers and Worm consider
REAL-TIME DISPATCHING OF GUIDED AND UNGUIDED AUTOMOBILE SERVICE UNITS WITH SOFT TIME WINDOWS
Krumke, Sven O.
REAL-TIME DISPATCHING OF GUIDED AND UNGUIDED AUTOMOBILE SERVICE UNITS WITH SOFT TIME WINDOWS SVEN O that are no worse than 1% from optimum on state-of-the-art personal computers. 1. INTRODUCTION The German Automobile Association ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil- Club), the second largest automobile club worldwide
Time-varying Reeb Graphs for Continuous Space-Time Data Herbert Edelsbrunner
Pascucci, Valerio
and/or a fee. SOCG '04 New York City, New York USA Copyright 2004 ACM ?? . . . $4.99. of dataTime-varying Reeb Graphs for Continuous Space-Time Data Herbert Edelsbrunner , John Harer , Ajith the evolving sequence into a single, partially persistent data structure. We envision this data structure
Managing Contention and Timing Constraints in a RealTime Database System \\Lambda
Son, Sang H.
22903, USA Abstract Previous work in realtime database management systems (RTDBMS) has primarily based an actual RT DBMS on a realtime microkernel operating system. A real RTDBMS must confront many practical of con structing a RTDBMS is divided into three basic prob lems: dealing with resource contention
All Regular Part-Time and Temporary Full-Time Employees
contains important information and should be kept in a safe place known to you and your family. The Plan is underwritten by #12;Protecting Your Personal Information At Great-West Life, we recognize and respectAll Regular Part-Time and Temporary Full-Time Employees #12;Great-West Life is a leading Canadian
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Seismic Response Analysis of Different Buildings using Time- Invariant and Time- Variant Damping@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr Abstract Seismic signals are characterized by strong excitations, short durations, non-linearity and non has been introduced to help in adapting to the seismic signals where the amplitude is damped
Timing discriminator using leading-edge extrapolation
Gottschalk, B.
1981-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
A discriminator circuit to recover timing information from slow-rising pulses by means of an output trailing edge, a fixed time after the starting corner of the input pulse, which is nearly independent of risetime and threshold setting is described. This apparatus comprises means for comparing pulses with a threshold voltage; a capacitor to be charged at a certain rate when the input signal is one-third threshold voltage, and at a lower rate when the input signal is two-thirds threshold voltage; current-generating means for charging the capacitor; means for comparing voltage capacitor with a bias voltage; a flip-flop to be set when the input pulse reaches threshold voltage and reset when capacitor voltage reaches the bias voltage; and a clamping means for discharging the capacitor when the input signal returns below one-third threshold voltage.
Time-scale for accretion of matter
F. Combes
1998-11-09T23:59:59.000Z
Mass accretion is the key factor for evolution of galaxies. It can occur through secular evolution, when gas in the outer parts is driven inwards by dynamical instabilities, such as spirals or bars. This secular evolution proceeds very slowly when spontaneous, and can be accelerated when triggered by companions. Accretion can also occur directly through merging of small companions, or more violent interaction and coalescence. We discuss the relative importance of both processes, their time-scale and frequency along a Hubble time. Signatures of both processes can be found in the Milky Way. It is however likely that our Galaxy had already gathered the bulk of its mass about 8-10 Gyr ago, as is expected in hierarchical galaxy formation scenarios.
Visualizations for Real-time Pricing Demonstration
Marinovici, Maria C.; Hammerstrom, Janelle L.; Widergren, Steven E.; Dayley, Greg K.
2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, the visualization tools created for monitoring the operations of a real-time pricing demonstration system that runs at a distribution feeder level are presented. The information these tools provide gives insights into demand behavior from automated price responsive devices, distribution feeder characteristics, impact of weather on systems development, and other significant dynamics. Given the large number of devices that bid into a feeder-level real-time electricity market, new techniques are explored to summarize the present state of the system and contrast that with previous trends as well as future projections. To better understand the system behavior and correctly inform decision-making procedures, effective visualization of the data is imperative.
Weyl's principle, cosmic time and quantum fundamentalism
Svend E. Rugh; Henrik Zinkernagel
2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
We examine the necessary physical underpinnings for setting up the cosmological standard model with a global cosmic time parameter. In particular, we discuss the role of Weyl's principle which asserts that cosmic matter moves according to certain regularity requirements. After a brief historical introduction to Weyl's principle we argue that although the principle is often not explicitly mentioned in modern standard texts on cosmology, it is implicitly assumed and is, in fact, necessary for a physically well-defined notion of cosmic time. We finally point out that Weyl's principle might be in conflict with the wide-spread idea that the universe at some very early stage can be described exclusively in terms of quantum theory.
Weyl's principle, cosmic time and quantum fundamentalism
Rugh, Svend E
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We examine the necessary physical underpinnings for setting up the cosmological standard model with a global cosmic time parameter. In particular, we discuss the role of Weyl's principle which asserts that cosmic matter moves according to certain regularity requirements. After a brief historical introduction to Weyl's principle we argue that although the principle is often not explicitly mentioned in modern standard texts on cosmology, it is implicitly assumed and is, in fact, necessary for a physically well-defined notion of cosmic time. We finally point out that Weyl's principle might be in conflict with the wide-spread idea that the universe at some very early stage can be described exclusively in terms of quantum theory.
Direct observation of time reversal violation
Bernabeu, J. [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Valencia, and IFIC, Joint Centre Univ. Valencia-CSIC (Spain)
2013-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
A direct evidence for Time Reversal Violation (TRV) means an experiment that, considered by itself, clearly shows TRV independent of, and unconnected to, the results for CP Violation. No existing result before the recent BABAR experiment with entangled neutral B mesons had demonstrated TRV in this sense. There is a unique opportunity for a search of TRV with unstable particles thanks to the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Entanglement between the two neutral mesons in B, and PHI, Factories. The two quantum effects of the first decay as a filtering measurement and the transfer of information to the still living partner allow performing a genuine TRV asymmetry with the exchange of 'in' and 'out' states. With four independent TRV asymmetries, BABAR observes a large deviation of T-invariance with a statistical significance of 14 standard deviations, far more than needed to declare the result as a discovery. This is the first direct observation of TRV in the time evolution of any system.
Merging electromagnetism with space-time metric
C. A. Duarte
2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z
In the present work, it is shown that the electromagnetism may be directly associated to the four-dimensional space-time geometry. The starting point is an analysis of the geodesic equation of general relativity where it is verified that it contains implicitly the effects of the Coulomb and the Lorentz forces. Consequently, some components of the metric tensor are identified with the components of the four-vector electromagnetic potential. Then, it is constructed a low-field equation for the electromagnetism in the same structure of the Einstein field equations for the gravitation, relating the curvature of space-time to sources of charge and current density. In this framework, all the Maxwell equations are implicit. A proof of consistency with the framework of quantum mechanics is shown.
Time varying arctic climate change amplification
Chylek, Petr [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dubey, Manvendra K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lesins, Glen [DALLHOUSIE U; Wang, Muyin [NOAA/JISAO
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
During the past 130 years the global mean surface air temperature has risen by about 0.75 K. Due to feedbacks -- including the snow/ice albedo feedback -- the warming in the Arctic is expected to proceed at a faster rate than the global average. Climate model simulations suggest that this Arctic amplification produces warming that is two to three times larger than the global mean. Understanding the Arctic amplification is essential for projections of future Arctic climate including sea ice extent and melting of the Greenland ice sheet. We use the temperature records from the Arctic stations to show that (a) the Arctic amplification is larger at latitudes above 700 N compared to those within 64-70oN belt, and that, surprisingly; (b) the ratio of the Arctic to global rate of temperature change is not constant but varies on the decadal timescale. This time dependence will affect future projections of climate changes in the Arctic.
'AdS_5' Geometry Beyond Space-time and 4D Noncommutative Space-time
Otto C. W. Kong
2009-06-19T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss a 4D noncommutative space-time as suggested by the version of quantum (deformed) relativity which provides a classical geometry picture as an `AdS_5'. The 4D noncommutative space-time is more like a part of a phase space description, in accordance with the quantum notion -- quantum mechanics talks about only states but not configurations. The `AdS_5' picture also illustrates the classical 4D space-time is to be described as part of a bigger geometry beyond space-time at the quantum level. The radically new picture of quantum 'space-time' is expected to provide the basis for a (still to be formulated) new approach to quantum gravity with fundamental constants (quantum) hbar and Newton's constant G put at a similar level as c, the speed of light.
Time-Frequency Analysis as Probabilistic Inference
Turner, Richard E.
2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
(see supplementary material). The computational complexity is determined by the cost of the Kalman smoother to be . In practice, optimization of the likelihood by the conjugate gradient algorithm converged far more quickly than alternatives like... -varying) signal-de- pendent adaptation of the representation. Similarly, corruption of a signal by noise or missing samples should introduce uncer- tainty into the values of the time-frequency representation; but again, no unified robust method exists...
No time machines in classical general relativity
S. Krasnikov
2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z
Irrespective of local conditions imposed on the metric, any extendible spacetime U has a maximal extension containing no closed causal curves outside the chronological past of U. We prove this fact and interpret it as impossibility (in classical general relativity) of the time machines, insofar as the latter are defined to be causality-violating regions created by human beings (as opposed to those appearing spontaneously).
A new pseudo time for geopressured aquifers
Villegas, Mauricio Eduardo
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
) Fetkovich'ss method. In high, variable compressibility formations none of these methods is theoretically correct. To properly estimate water influx from an aquifer in a highly compressible formation we need (1) a solution to the governing nonlinear...A NEW PSEUDO TIME FOR GEOPRESSURED AQUIFERS A Thesis by MAURICIO EDUARDO VILLEGAS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992...
Real-Time Demand Side Energy Management
Victor, A.; Brodkorb, M.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Real-Time Demand Side Energy Management Annelize Victor Michael Brodkorb Sr. Business Consultant Business Development Manager Aspen Technology, Inc. Aspen Technology Espaa, S.A. Houston, TX Barcelona, Spain ABSTRACT To remain... competitive, manufacturers must capture opportunities to increase bottom-line profitability. The goal of this paper is to present a new methodology for reducing energy costs Demand-Side Energy Management. Learn how process manufacturers assess energy...
Real Time Monitoring: Achieving Energy Efficiency
Rouse, S.
ABSTRACT: IECBO?s International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations November 17-18, 2009 Austin, Texas. Energy @ Work www.Energy-Efficiency.com File: Rouse_ Abstract Contact: scott.rouse@energy-efficiency....com, (416) 402-0525 Proposal Type: o Electronic proposal for presentation Title of Paper: o Real Time Monitoring: Achieving Energy Efficiency! Conference: o ICEBO?s International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations Submitted by: o...
Turbulencelike Behavior of Seismic Time Series
Manshour, P.; Saberi, S. [Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 11155-9161 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sahimi, Muhammad [Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-1211 (United States); Peinke, J. [Institute of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Pacheco, Amalio F. [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Zaragoza, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Rahimi Tabar, M. Reza [Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 11155-9161 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); CNRS UMR 6202, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)
2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
We report on a stochastic analysis of Earth's vertical velocity time series by using methods originally developed for complex hierarchical systems and, in particular, for turbulent flows. Analysis of the fluctuations of the detrended increments of the series reveals a pronounced transition in their probability density function from Gaussian to non-Gaussian. The transition occurs 5-10 hours prior to a moderate or large earthquake, hence representing a new and reliable precursor for detecting such earthquakes.
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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectric Coop, Inc Place: Missouri References: EIA FormSouthwesternSpace-Time
Quantum mechanics and the time travel paradox
David T. Pegg
2005-06-17T23:59:59.000Z
The closed causal chains arising from backward time travel do not lead to paradoxes if they are self consistent. This raises the question as to how physics ensures that only self-consistent loops are possible. We show that, for one particular case at least, the condition of self consistency is ensured by the interference of quantum mechanical amplitudes associated with the loop. If this can be applied to all loops then we have a mechanism by which inconsistent loops eliminate themselves.
Generalised hyperbolicity in singular space-times
C J S Clarke
1997-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
A new concept analogous to global hyperbolicity is introduced, based on test fields. It is shown that the space-times termed here ``curve integrable'' are globally hyperbolic in this new sense, and a plausibility argument is given suggesting that the result applies to shell crossing singularities. If the assumptions behind this last argument are valid, this provides an alternative route to the assertion that such singularities do not violate cosmic censorship.
Identification of a gravitational arrow of time
Julian Barbour; Tim Koslowski; Flavio Mercati
2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
It is widely believed that special initial conditions must be imposed on any time-symmetric law if its solutions are to exhibit behavior of any kind that defines an `arrow of time'. We show that this is not so. The simplest non-trivial time-symmetric law that can be used to model a dynamically closed universe is the Newtonian $N$-body problem with vanishing total energy and angular momentum. Because of special properties of this system (likely to be shared by any law of the Universe), its typical solutions all divide at a uniquely defined point into two halves. In each a well-defined measure of shape complexity fluctuates but grows irreversibly between rising bounds from that point. Structures that store dynamical information are created as the complexity grows and act as `records'. Each solution can be viewed as having a single past and two distinct futures emerging from it. Any internal observer must be in one half of the solution and will only be aware of the records of one branch and deduce a unique past and future direction from inspection of the available records.
Fractal-Flows and Time's Arrow
Leonard Susskind
2012-04-07T23:59:59.000Z
This is the written version of a lecture at the KITP workshop on Bits, Branes, and Black Holes. In it I describe work with D. Harlow, S. Shenker, D. Stanford which explains how the tree-like structure of eternal inflation, together with the existence of terminal vacua, leads to an arrow-of-time. Conformal symmetry of the dS/CFT type is inconsistent with an arrow-of-time and must be broken. The presence in the landscape of terminal vacua leads to a new kind of attractor called a fractal-flow, which both breaks conformal symmetry, and creates a directional time-asymmetry. This can be seen from both the local or causal-patch viewpoint, and also from the global or multiversal viewpoint. The resulting picture is consistent with the view recently expressed by Bousso. In the last part of the lecture I illustrate how the tree-model can be useful in explaining the value of the cosmological constant and the cosmic coincidence problem. The mechanisms are not new but the description is.
Real Time Simulation of Power Grid Disruptions
Chinthavali, Supriya [ORNL; Dimitrovski, Aleksandar D [ORNL; Fernandez, Steven J [ORNL; Groer, Christopher S [ORNL; Nutaro, James J [ORNL; Olama, Mohammed M [ORNL; Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Shankar, Mallikarjun [ORNL; Spafford, Kyle L [ORNL; Vacaliuc, Bogdan [ORNL
2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
DOE-OE and DOE-SC workshops (Reference 1-3) identified the key power grid problem that requires insight addressable by the next generation of exascale computing is coupling of real-time data streams (1-2 TB per hour) as the streams are ingested to dynamic models. These models would then identify predicted disruptions in time (2-4 seconds) to trigger the smart grid s self healing functions. This project attempted to establish the feasibility of this approach and defined the scientific issues, and demonstrated example solutions to important smart grid simulation problems. These objectives were accomplished by 1) using the existing frequency recorders on the national grid to establish a representative and scalable real-time data stream; 2) invoking ORNL signature identification algorithms; 3) modeling dynamically a representative region of the Eastern interconnect using an institutional cluster, measuring the scalability and computational benchmarks for a national capability; and 4) constructing a prototype simulation for the system s concept of smart grid deployment. The delivered ORNL enduring capability included: 1) data processing and simulation metrics to design a national capability justifying exascale applications; 2) Software and intellectual property built around the example solutions; 3) demonstrated dynamic models to design few second self-healing.
Modelling Reliability of Train Arrival Times
L. Ferreira; A. Higgins
This paper deals with the scheduling of trains so as to minimise train trip times, whilst maximising reliability of arrival times. The amount of risk of delay associated with a schedule is used as the reliability component of a constrained schedule optimisation model. The paper outlines the model developed to quantify the risk of delays to individual trains, as well as to specific track segments and to the schedule as a whole. The risk model, which deals with single track operations, can be used to estimate the likely impact on reliability of arrival times of changes in train frequencies and operating practices; track and station infrastructure investment strategies; and train technology upgrading. An application of the model to the optimisation of schedules on a track corridor is described. The results obtained using the model are compared with the schedules used by train operations planning staff, in terms of overall delay and timetable reliability. The results highlight the significance of including a measure of timetable reliability, such as risk of delays, in the objective function for scheduling optimisation.
Short- and Long- Time Transport Structures in a Three Dimensional Time Dependent Flow
Rodolphe Chabreyrie; Stefan G. Llewellyn Smith
2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
Lagrangian transport structures for three-dimensional and time-dependent fluid flows are of great interest in numerous applications, particularly for geophysical or oceanic flows. In such flows, chaotic transport and mixing can play important environmental and ecological roles, for examples in pollution spills or plankton migration. In such flows, where simulations or observations are typically available only over a short time, understanding the difference between short-time and long-time transport structures is critical. In this paper, we use a set of classical (i.e. Poincar\\'e section, Lyapunov exponent) and alternative (i.e. finite time Lyapunov exponent, Lagrangian coherent structures) tools from dynamical systems theory that analyze chaotic transport both qualitatively and quantitatively. With this set of tools we are able to reveal, identify and highlight differences between short- and long-time transport structures inside a flow composed of a primary horizontal contra-rotating vortex chain, small lateral oscillations and a weak Ekman pumping. The difference is mainly the existence of regular or extremely slowly developing chaotic regions that are only present at short time.
David A. Sivak; John D. Chodera; Gavin E. Crooks
2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
When simulating molecular systems using deterministic equations of motion (e.g., Newtonian dynamics), such equations are generally numerically integrated according to a well-developed set of algorithms that share commonly agreed-upon desirable properties. However, for stochastic equations of motion (e.g., Langevin dynamics), there is still broad disagreement over which integration algorithms are most appropriate. While multiple desiderata have been proposed throughout the literature, consensus on which criteria are important is absent, and no published integration scheme satisfies all desiderata simultaneously. Additional nontrivial complications stem from simulating systems driven out of equilibrium using existing stochastic integration schemes in conjunction with recently-developed nonequilibrium fluctuation theorems. Here, we examine a family of discrete time integration schemes for Langevin dynamics, assessing how each member satisfies a variety of desiderata that have been enumerated in prior efforts to construct suitable Langevin integrators. We show that the incorporation of a novel time step rescaling in the deterministic updates of position and velocity can correct a number of dynamical defects in these integrators. Finally, we identify a particular splitting that has essentially universally appropriate properties for the simulation of Langevin dynamics for molecular systems in equilibrium, nonequilibrium, and path sampling contexts.
Time varying, multivariate volume data reduction
Ahrens, James P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fout, Nathaniel [UC DAVIS; Ma, Kwan - Liu [UC DAVIS
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Large-scale supercomputing is revolutionizing the way science is conducted. A growing challenge, however, is understanding the massive quantities of data produced by large-scale simulations. The data, typically time-varying, multivariate, and volumetric, can occupy from hundreds of gigabytes to several terabytes of storage space. Transferring and processing volume data of such sizes is prohibitively expensive and resource intensive. Although it may not be possible to entirely alleviate these problems, data compression should be considered as part of a viable solution, especially when the primary means of data analysis is volume rendering. In this paper we present our study of multivariate compression, which exploits correlations among related variables, for volume rendering. Two configurations for multidimensional compression based on vector quantization are examined. We emphasize quality reconstruction and interactive rendering, which leads us to a solution using graphics hardware to perform on-the-fly decompression during rendering. In this paper we present a solution which addresses the need for data reduction in large supercomputing environments where data resulting from simulations occupies tremendous amounts of storage. Our solution employs a lossy encoding scheme to acrueve data reduction with several options in terms of rate-distortion behavior. We focus on encoding of multiple variables together, with optional compression in space and time. The compressed volumes can be rendered directly with commodity graphics cards at interactive frame rates and rendering quality similar to that of static volume renderers. Compression results using a multivariate time-varying data set indicate that encoding multiple variables results in acceptable performance in the case of spatial and temporal encoding as compared to independent compression of variables. The relative performance of spatial vs. temporal compression is data dependent, although temporal compression has the advantage of offering smooth animations, while spatial compression can handle volumes of larger dimensions.
Controlled short residence time coal liquefaction process
Anderson, Raymond P. (Overland Park, KS); Schmalzer, David K. (Englewood, CO); Wright, Charles H. (Overland Park, KS)
1982-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
Normally solid dissolved coal product and a distillate liquid product are produced by continuously passing a feed slurry comprising raw feed coal and a recycle solvent oil and/or slurry together with hydrogen to a preheating-reaction zone (26, alone, or 26 together with 42), the hydrogen pressure in the preheating-reaction zone being at least 1500 psig (105 kg/cm.sup.2), reacting the slurry in the preheating-reaction zone (26, or 26 with 42) at a temperature in the range of between about 455.degree. and about 500.degree. C. to dissolve the coal to form normally liquid coal and normally solid dissolved coal. A total slurry residence time is maintained in the reaction zone ranging from a finite value from about 0 to about 0.2 hour, and reaction effluent is continuously and directly contacted with a quenching fluid (40, 68) to substantially immediately reduce the temperature of the reaction effluent to below 425.degree. C. to substantially inhibit polymerization so that the yield of insoluble organic matter comprises less than 9 weight percent of said feed coal on a moisture-free basis. The reaction is performed under conditions of temperature, hydrogen pressure and residence time such that the quantity of distillate liquid boiling within the range C.sub.5 -455.degree. C. is an amount at least equal to that obtainable by performing the process under the same conditions except for a longer total slurry residence time, e.g., 0.3 hour. Solvent boiling range liquid is separated from the reaction effluent and recycled as process solvent.
Time dependence of Hawking radiation entropy
Page, Don N., E-mail: profdonpage@gmail.com [Department of Physics, 4-181 CCIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 (Canada)
2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
If a black hole starts in a pure quantum state and evaporates completely by a unitary process, the von Neumann entropy of the Hawking radiation initially increases and then decreases back to zero when the black hole has disappeared. Here numerical results are given for an approximation to the time dependence of the radiation entropy under an assumption of fast scrambling, for large nonrotating black holes that emit essentially only photons and gravitons. The maximum of the von Neumann entropy then occurs after about 53.81% of the evaporation time, when the black hole has lost about 40.25% of its original Bekenstein-Hawking (BH) entropy (an upper bound for its von Neumann entropy) and then has a BH entropy that equals the entropy in the radiation, which is about 59.75% of the original BH entropy 4?M{sub 0}{sup 2}, or about 7.509M{sub 0}{sup 2} ? 6.268 10{sup 76}(M{sub 0}/M{sub s}un){sup 2}, using my 1976 calculations that the photon and graviton emission process into empty space gives about 1.4847 times the BH entropy loss of the black hole. Results are also given for black holes in initially impure states. If the black hole starts in a maximally mixed state, the von Neumann entropy of the Hawking radiation increases from zero up to a maximum of about 119.51% of the original BH entropy, or about 15.018M{sub 0}{sup 2} ? 1.254 10{sup 77}(M{sub 0}/M{sub s}un){sup 2}, and then decreases back down to 4?M{sub 0}{sup 2} = 1.049 10{sup 77}(M{sub 0}/M{sub s}un){sup 2}.
DETECTING MASSIVE GRAVITONS USING PULSAR TIMING ARRAYS
Lee, Kejia; Kramer, Michael [University of Manchester, School of Physics and Astronomy, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Jenet, Fredrick A.; Price, Richard H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520 (United States); Wex, Norbert, E-mail: kjlee@mpifr-bonn.mpg.d [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn 53121 (Germany)
2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
At the limit of weak static fields, general relativity becomes Newtonian gravity with a potential field that falls off as inverse distance rather than a theory of Yukawa-type fields with a finite range. General relativity also predicts that the speed of disturbances of its waves is c, the vacuum light speed, and is non-dispersive. For these reasons, the graviton, the boson for general relativity, can be considered to be massless. Massive gravitons, however, are features of some alternatives to general relativity. This has motivated experiments and observations that, so far, have been consistent with the zero-mass graviton of general relativity, but further tests will be valuable. A basis for new tests may be the high sensitivity gravitational wave (GW) experiments that are now being performed and the higher sensitivity experiments that are being planned. In these experiments, it should be feasible to detect low levels of dispersion due to non-zero graviton mass. One of the most promising techniques for such a detection may be the pulsar timing program that is sensitive to nano-Hertz GWs. Here, we present some details of such a detection scheme. The pulsar timing response to a GW background with the massive graviton is calculated, and the algorithm to detect the massive graviton is presented. We conclude that, with 90% probability, massless gravitons can be distinguished from gravitons heavier than 3 x 10{sup -22} eV (Compton wavelength {lambda}{sub g} = 4.1 x 10{sup 12} km), if bi-weekly observation of 60 pulsars is performed for 5 years with a pulsar rms timing accuracy of 100 ns. If 60 pulsars are observed for 10 years with the same accuracy, the detectable graviton mass is reduced to 5 x 10{sup -23} eV ({lambda}{sub g} = 2.5 x 10{sup 13} km); for 5 year observations of 100 or 300 pulsars, the sensitivity is respectively 2.5 x 10{sup -22} ({lambda}{sub g} = 5.0 x 10{sup 12} km) and 10{sup -22} eV ({lambda}{sub g} = 1.2 x 10{sup 13} km). Finally, a 10 year observation of 300 pulsars with 100 ns timing accuracy would probe graviton masses down to 3 x 10{sup -23} eV ({lambda}{sub g} = 4.1 x 10{sup 13} km).
Time resolved spin Seebeck effect experiments
Roschewsky, Niklas, E-mail: niklas.roschewsky@wmi.badw.de; Schreier, Michael; Schade, Felix; Ganzhorn, Kathrin; Meyer, Sibylle; Geprgs, Stephan [Walther-Meiner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Garching (Germany); Kamra, Akashdeep [Walther-Meiner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Garching (Germany); Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands); Huebl, Hans; Goennenwein, Sebastian T. B. [Walther-Meiner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Garching (Germany); Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), Munich (Germany); Gross, Rudolf [Walther-Meiner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Garching (Germany); Physik-Department, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Garching (Germany); Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), Munich (Germany)
2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z
In this Letter, we present the results of transient thermopower experiments, performed at room temperature on yttrium iron garnet/platinum bilayers. Upon application of a time-varying thermal gradient, we observe a characteristic low-pass frequency response of the ensuing thermopower voltage with cutoff frequencies of up to 37 MHz. We interpret our results in terms of the spin Seebeck effect, and argue that small wavevector magnons are of minor importance for the spin Seebeck effect in our thin film hybrid structures.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
being, the Source itself being near-immortal; the Time Lords in Arc of Infinity are clearly a higher caste, mediating between the material universe we experience, and the invisible forces which govern the material universe, where the distinction between... when youre about to die. These stealth elements are the best implemented feature in the games and works particularly well in City of the Daleks. In contrast to more recent episodes of Doctor Who, rather than throwing a gazillion of the lethal buggers...
Time reversal duality of magnetohydrodynamic shocks
Goedbloed, J. P. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics 'Rijnhuizen', Nieuwegein and Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht 3439 MN (Netherlands)
2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
The shock conditions in magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) are reduced to their most concise, three-parameter, distilled form by consistent use of the scale independence of the MHD equations and of the de Hoffmann-Teller transformation. They then exhibit a distinct time reversal duality between entropy-allowed shocks and entropy-forbidden jumps. This yields a new classification of MHD shocks by means of the monotonicity properties with respect to upstream and downstream Alfven Mach numbers, it exhibits the central role of intermediate discontinuities, and permits straightforward construction of all relevant dimensionless quantities of the shocks. An exhaustive overview is presented of solutions in the different parameter regimes.
Radiation Beyond Four Space-Time Dimensions
A. Mironov; A. Morozov
2007-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
We present a list of formulas describing classical radiation of the rank s tensor field from an accelerated point-like source in flat space-time of arbitrary even dimension d. This allows straightforward evaluating the total intensity and radiated momentum for any $s$ and $d$ algorithmically, by hands or with the help of a computer (e.g. with an attached MAPLE program). Practical application of formulas is limited, because, for s>1, the energy-momentum tensor for the point-like source is not conserved. This usually means that one cannot neglect contributions to radiation from tensions of the forces that cause acceleration of the source.
Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization
Iyun, T.
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Acceleration time scale at ultrarelativistic shock waves
J. Bednarz
1998-08-26T23:59:59.000Z
The first-order cosmic ray acceleration at ultrarelativistic shocks is investigated using the Monte Carlo method. We apply a method of discrete particle momentum scattering as a model of particle pitch angle diffusion to reproduce highly anisotropic conditions at the shock wave. Shocks with Lorentz factors $\\gamma$ up to 320 and varying magnetic field inclinations $\\psi$ are considered. Values of diffusion coefficients upstream in the point where energy spectral indices stabilize to the limit 2.2 were calculated. The obtained acceleration time does not depend on shock conditions.
New Siemens Research Turbine - time lapse
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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Siemens Energy Inc. recently commissioned a new 2.3 megawatt Siemens wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. This video shows a time lapse of the installation. The turbine is the centerpiece of a multi-year project to study the performance and aerodynamics of a new class of large, land-based machines in what will be the biggest government-industry research partnership for wind power generation ever undertaken in the U.S.
Part-Time Farming in Northeast Texas.
Martin, James R.; Southern, John H.
1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
measured in terms of farm sales in relation to costs and labor expended. On all part-time farms, gross sales averaged $1,623, cash farm expenses averaged $1,420 and net sales averaged only $203. The median value of farm sales was only $680. Other farm... income items, including mineral and rent income, value of farm perquisites and "land appreciation" value, averaged $1,317 per farm and was of more importance to farm operators than income from farm sales. In an analysis of total farm returns...
Time-resolved x-ray diagnostics
Lyons, P.B.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Techniques for time-resolved x-ray diagnostics will be reviewed with emphasis on systems utilizing x-ray diodes or scintillators. System design concerns for high-bandwidth (> 1 GHz) diagnostics will be emphasized. The limitations of a coaxial cable system and a technique for equalizing to improve bandwidth of such a system will be reviewed. Characteristics of new multi-GHz amplifiers will be presented. An example of a complete operational system on the Los Alamos Helios laser will be presented which has a bandwidth near 3 GHz over 38 m of coax. The system includes the cable, an amplifier, an oscilloscope, and a digital camera readout.
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Time-optimal Control of Spin Systems
Jan Swoboda
2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z
The paper discusses various aspects of time-optimal control of quantum spin systems, modelled as right-invariant systems on a compact Lie group G. The main results are the reduction of such a system to an equivalent system on a homogeneous space G/H, and the explicit determination of optimal trajectories on G/H in the case where G/H is a Riemannian symmetric space. These results are mainly obtained by using methods from Lie theory and geometric control.
Lundkvist, Silas
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
??The project is based on Edmund Husserls lectures from 1905, On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time (1893-1917). The project is twofold; the (more)
Transportation Time In A Rural State Following Splenic Injury: Does Time Matter
Ward, Jeanette G.
2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
Background: Failure rates remain high following attempted non-operative treatment of spleen injuries despite progress made in identifying risk factors. Over the past thirty years, transportation times were excluded from ...
Long-time protein folding dynamics from short-time molecular dynamics simulations
Chodera, J D; Swope, W C; Pitera, J W; Dill, Ken A
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
On the simulation of protein folding by short time scaleand W. A. Eaton, The protein folding speed limit, Curr.and T. Head-Gordon, Protein folding by distributed computing
High Throughput Web Inspection System using Time-stretch Real-time Imaging
Kim, Chanju
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
successfully report a dark-field web inspection system withsample substrate for our dark-field web inspection systemweb inspection system exploiting time- stretch and utilizing the merits coming from dark-
On the modeling of time-varying delays
Shah, Chirag Laxmikant
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis is an effort to develop generalized dynamic models for systems with time-varying time delays. Unlike the simple time-delay model characterized by a transportation lag in the case of a fixed time delay, time-varying delays exhibit quite...
Residential Real-time Price Response Simulation
Widergren, Steven E.; Subbarao, Krishnappa; Chassin, David P.; Fuller, Jason C.; Pratt, Robert G.
2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
The electric industry is gaining experience with innovative price responsive demand pilots and limited roll-outs to customers. One of these pilots is investigating real-time pricing signals to engage end-use systems and local distributed generation and storage in a distributed optimization process. Attractive aspects about the approach include strong scalability characteristics, simplified interfaces between automation devices, and the adaptability to integrate a wide variety of devices and systems. Experience in this nascent field is revealing a rich array of for engineering decisions and the application of complexity theory. To test the decisions, computer simulations are used to reveal insights about design, demand elasticity, and the limits of response (including consumer fatigue). Agent-based approaches lend themselves well in the simulation to modeling the participation and interaction of each piece of equipment on a distribution feeder. This paper discusses rate design and simulation experiences at the distribution feeder level where consumers and their HVAC systems and water heaters on a feeder receive real-time pricing signals.
Making web annotations persistent over time
Sanderson, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Van De Sompel, Herbert [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
As Digital Libraries (DL) become more aligned with the web architecture, their functional components need to be fundamentally rethought in terms of URIs and HTTP. Annotation, a core scholarly activity enabled by many DL solutions, exhibits a clearly unacceptable characteristic when existing models are applied to the web: due to the representations of web resources changing over time, an annotation made about a web resource today may no longer be relevant to the representation that is served from that same resource tomorrow. We assume the existence of archived versions of resources, and combine the temporal features of the emerging Open Annotation data model with the capability offered by the Memento framework that allows seamless navigation from the URI of a resource to archived versions of that resource, and arrive at a solution that provides guarantees regarding the persistence of web annotations over time. More specifically, we provide theoretical solutions and proof-of-concept experimental evaluations for two problems: reconstructing an existing annotation so that the correct archived version is displayed for all resources involved in the annotation, and retrieving all annotations that involve a given archived version of a web resource.
Chaotifying Continuous-Time Nonlinear Autonomous Systems
Simin Yu; Guanrong Chen
2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z
Based on the principle of chaotification for continuous-time autonomous systems, which relies on two basic properties of chaos, i.e., globally bounded with necessary positive-zero-negative Lyapunov exponents, this paper derives a feasible and unified chaotification method of designing a general chaotic continuous-time autonomous nonlinear system. For a system consisting of a linear and a nonlinear subsystem, chaotification is achieved using separation of state variables, which decomposes the system into two open-loop subsystems interacting through mutual feedback resulting in an overall closed-loop nonlinear feedback system. Under the condition that the nonlinear feedback control output is uniformly bounded where the nonlinear function is of bounded-input/bounded-output, it is proved that the resulting system is chaotic in the sense of being globally bounded with a required placement of Lyapunov exponents. Several numerical examples are given to verify the effectiveness of the theoretical design. Since linear systems are special cases of nonlinear systems, the new method is also applicable to linear systems in general.
Time Reversal in Solids (Linear and Nonlinear Elasticity): Multimedia Resources in Time Reversal
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Dynamic nonlinear elastic behavior, nonequilibrium dynamics, first observed as a curiosity in earth materials has now been observed in a great variety of solids. The primary manifestations of the behavior are characteristic wave distortion, and slow dynamics, a recovery process to equilibrium that takes place linearly with the logarithm of time, over hours to days after a wave disturbance. The link between the diverse materials that exhibit nonequilibrium dynamics appears to be the presence of soft regions, thought to be 'damage' at many scales, ranging from order 10-9 m to 10-1 m at least. The regions of soft matter may be distributed as in a rock sample, or isolated, as in a sample with a single crack [LANLhttp://www.lanl.gov/orgs/ees/ees11/geophysics/nonlinear/nonlinear.shtml]. The Geophysics Group (EES-11) at Los Alamos National Laboratory has posted two or more multimedia items under each of the titles below to demonstrate aspects of their work: 1) Source Reconstruction Using Time Reversal; 2) Robustness and Efficiency of Time Reversal Acoustics in Solid Media; 3) Audio Example of Time Reversal - Speech Privacy; 4) Crack Imagining with Time Reversal - Experimental Results; 5) Time Reversal of the 2004 (M9.0) Sumatra Earthquake.
Statistics of particle time-temperature histories.
Hewson, John C.; Lignell, David O.; Sun, Guangyuan
2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Particles in non - isothermal turbulent flow are subject to a stochastic environment tha t produces a distribution of particle time - temperature histories. This distribution is a function of the dispersion of the non - isothermal (continuous) gas phase and the distribution of particles relative to that gas phase. In this work we extend the one - dimensional turbulence (ODT) model to predict the joint dispersion of a dispersed particle phase and a continuous phase. The ODT model predicts the turbulent evolution of continuous scalar fields with a model for the cascade of fluctuations to smaller sc ales (the 'triplet map') at a rate that is a function of the fully resolved one - dimens ional velocity field . Stochastic triplet maps also drive Lagrangian particle dispersion with finite Stokes number s including inertial and eddy trajectory - crossing effect s included. Two distinct approaches to this coupling between triplet maps and particle dispersion are developed and implemented along with a hybrid approach. An 'instantaneous' particle displacement model matches the tracer particle limit and provide s an accurate description of particle dispersion. A 'continuous' particle displacement m odel translates triplet maps into a continuous velocity field to which particles respond. Particles can alter the turbulence, and modifications to the stochastic rate expr ession are developed for two - way coupling between particles and the continuous phase. Each aspect of model development is evaluated in canonical flows (homogeneous turbulence, free - shear flows and wall - bounded flows) for which quality measurements are ava ilable. ODT simulations of non - isothermal flows provide statistics for particle heating. These simulations show the significance of accurately predicting the joint statistics of particle and fluid dispersion . Inhomogeneous turbulence coupled with the in fluence of the mean flow fields on particles of varying properties alter s particle dispersion. The joint particle - temperature dispersion leads to a distribution of temperature histories predicted by the ODT . Predictions are shown for the lower moments an d the full distributions of the particle positions, particle - observed gas temperatures and particle temperatures. An analysis of the time scales affecting particle - temperature interactions covers Lagrangian integral time scales based on temperature autoco rrelations, rates of temperature change associated with particle motion relative to the temperature field and rates of diffusional change of temperatures. These latter two time scales have not been investigated previously; they are shown to be strongly in termittent having peaked distributions with long tails. The logarithm of the absolute value of these time scales exhibits a distribution closer to normal. A cknowledgements This work is supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under their Counter - Weapons of Mass Destruction Basic Research Program in the area of Chemical and Biological Agent Defeat under award number HDTRA1 - 11 - 4503I to Sandia National Laboratories. The authors would like to express their appreciation for the guidance provi ded by Dr. Suhithi Peiris to this project and to the Science to Defeat Weapons of Mass Destruction program.
Empirical Measurements of Travelers' Value of Travel Time Reliability
Danda, Santosh Rao
2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
Travel time and travel time reliability are two fundamental factors influencing travel behavior and demand. The concept of the value of time (VOT) has been extensively studied, and estimates of VOT have been obtained from surveys and empirical data...
Real time density functional simulations of quantum scale conductance
Evans, Jeremy Scott
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study electronic conductance through single molecules by subjecting a molecular junction to a time dependent potential and propagating the electronic state in real time using time-dependent density functional theory ...
Time, dynamics and chaos. Integrating Poincare's "non-integrable systems"
Prigogine, I.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report discusses the nature of time. The author attempts to resolve the conflict between the concept of time reversibility in classical and quantum mechanics with the macroscopic world's irreversibility of time. (LSP)
Mitigating timing noise in ADCs through digital post-processing
Weller, Daniel (Daniel Stuart)
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The accuracy of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is greatly affected by the uniformity of the times at which samples of the analog input signal are taken. The error in the sample times, known as jitter, or timing noise, ...
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Wise, Marcus B. (Kingston, TN); Thompson, Cyril V. (Knoxville, TN)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An in-line gas monitor capable of accurate gas composition analysis in a continuous real time manner even under strong applied vacuum conditions operates by mixing an air sample with helium forming a sample gas in two complementary sample loops embedded in a manifold which includes two pairs of 3-way solenoid valves. The sample gas is then analyzed in an ion trap mass spectrometer on a continuous basis. Two valve drivers actuate the two pairs of 3-way valves in a reciprocating fashion, so that there is always flow through the in-line gas monitor via one or the other of the sample loops. The duty cycle for the two pairs of 3-way valves is varied by tuning the two valve drivers to a duty cycle typically between 0.2 to 0.7 seconds.
Wise, M.B.; Thompson, C.V.
1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
An in-line gas monitor capable of accurate gas composition analysis in a continuous real time manner even under strong applied vacuum conditions operates by mixing an air sample with helium forming a sample gas in two complementary sample loops embedded in a manifold which includes two pairs of 3-way solenoid valves. The sample gas is then analyzed in an ion trap mass spectrometer on a continuous basis. Two valve drivers actuate the two pairs of 3-way valves in a reciprocating fashion, so that there is always flow through the in-line gas monitor via one or the other of the sample loops. The duty cycle for the two pairs of 3-way valves is varied by tuning the two valve drivers to a duty cycle typically between 0.2 to 0.7 seconds. 3 figs.
REAL TIME DATA FOR REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES [11505
BROCK CT
2011-01-13T23:59:59.000Z
Health physicists from the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company collaborated with Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation to modify the SAM 940 isotope identifier instrument to be used for nuclear waste remediation. These modifications coupled with existing capabilities of the SAM 940 have proven to be invaluable during remediation activities, reducing disposal costs by allowing swift remediation of targeted areas that have been identified as having isotopes of concern (IOC), and eliminating multiple visits to sites by declaring an excavation site clear of IOCs before demobilizing from the site. These advantages are enabled by accumulating spectral data for specific isotopes that is nearly 100 percent free of false positives, which are filtered out in 'real time.'
Time-optimal navigation through quantum wind
Dorje C. Brody; Gary W. Gibbons; David M. Meier
2014-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
The quantum navigation problem of finding the time-optimal control Hamiltonian that transports a given initial state to a target state through quantum wind, that is, under the influence of external fields, is analysed. By lifting the problem from the state space to the space of unitary gates realising the required task, we are able to deduce the form of the solution to the problem by deriving a universal quantum speed limit. The expression thus obtained indicates that further simplifications of this apparently difficult problem are possible if we switch to the interaction picture of quantum mechanics. A complete solution to the navigation problem for an arbitrary quantum system is then obtained, and the behaviour of the solution is illustrated in the case of a two-level system.
Dissipation and traversal time in Josephson junctions
Cacciari, Ilaria; Ranfagni, Anedio [Istituto di Fisica Applicata 'Nello Carrara' del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze (Italy); Moretti, Paolo [Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Sezione di Firenze, via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze (Italy)
2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The various ways of evaluating dissipative effects in macroscopic quantum tunneling are re-examined. The results obtained by using functional integration, while confirming those of previously given treatments, enable a comparison with available experimental results relative to Josephson junctions. A criterion based on the shortening of the semiclassical traversal time tau of the barrier with regard to dissipation can be established, according to which DELTAtau/tau > or approx. N/Q, where Q is the quality factor of the junction and N is a numerical constant of order unity. The best agreement with the experiments is obtained for N=1.11, as it results from a semiempirical analysis based on an increase in the potential barrier caused by dissipative effects.
Real-time airborne particle analyzer
Reilly, Peter T.A.
2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z
An aerosol particle analyzer includes a laser ablation chamber, a gas-filled conduit, and a mass spectrometer. The laser ablation chamber can be operated at a low pressure, which can be from 0.1 mTorr to 30 mTorr. The ablated ions are transferred into a gas-filled conduit. The gas-filled conduit reduces the electrical charge and the speed of ablated ions as they collide and mix with buffer gases in the gas-filled conduit. Preferably, the gas filled-conduit includes an electromagnetic multipole structure that collimates the nascent ions into a beam, which is guided into the mass spectrometer. Because the gas-filled conduit allows storage of vast quantities of the ions from the ablated particles, the ions from a single ablated particle can be analyzed multiple times and by a variety of techniques to supply statistically meaningful analysis of composition and isotope ratios.
Real time speech formant analyzer and display
Holland, G.E.; Struve, W.S.; Homer, J.F.
1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z
A speech analyzer for interpretation of sound includes a sound input which converts the sound into a signal representing the sound. The signal is passed through a plurality of frequency pass filters to derive a plurality of frequency formants. These formants are converted to voltage signals by frequency-to-voltage converters and then are prepared for visual display in continuous real time. Parameters from the inputted sound are also derived and displayed. The display may then be interpreted by the user. The preferred embodiment includes a microprocessor which is interfaced with a television set for displaying of the sound formants. The microprocessor software enables the sound analyzer to present a variety of display modes for interpretive and therapeutic used by the user. 19 figs.
Time-optimal navigation through quantum wind
Dorje C. Brody; Gary W. Gibbons; David M. Meier
2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
The quantum navigation problem of finding the time-optimal control Hamiltonian that transports a given initial state to a target state through quantum wind, that is, under the influence of external fields or potentials, is analysed. By lifting the problem from the state space to the space of unitary gates realising the required task, we are able to deduce the form of the solution to the problem by deriving a universal quantum speed limit. The expression thus obtained indicates that further simplifications of this apparently difficult problem are possible if we switch to the interaction picture of quantum mechanics. A complete solution to the navigation problem for an arbitrary quantum system is then obtained, and the behaviour of the solution is illustrated in the case of a two-level system.
Normalizing the causality between time series
Liang, X San
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, a rigorous yet concise formula has been derived to evaluate the information flow, and hence the causality in a quantitative sense, between time series. To assess the importance of a resulting causality, it needs to be normalized. The normalization is achieved through distinguishing three types of fundamental mechanisms that govern the marginal entropy change of the flow recipient. A normalized or relative flow measures its importance relative to other mechanisms. In analyzing realistic series, both absolute and relative information flows need to be taken into account, since the normalizers for a pair of reverse flows belong to two different entropy balances; it is quite normal that two identical flows may differ a lot in relative importance in their respective balances. We have reproduced these results with several autoregressive models. We have also shown applications to a climate change problem and a financial analysis problem. For the former, reconfirmed is the role of the Indian Ocean Dipole as ...
Exploiting run time distributions to compare sequential and parallel ...
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For the case where the running times of both algorithms fit ... sured times that are assumed to fit a shifted exponential distribution, following ...... MIT Press, 1999.
Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems
Victor Zavala
2011-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
Jul 2, 2011 ... Abstract: We propose real-time optimization strategies for energy ... proactive, optimization, real-time, electricity markets, energy management.
Machine learning based prediction for peptide drift times in...
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Robust Inventory Routing with Flexible Time Window Allocation
Chengliang Zhang
2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
Jan 15, 2015 ... Abstract: This paper studies a robust maritime inventory routing problem with time windows and stochastic travel times. One of the novelties of...
Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and...
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Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells The patented system delivers...
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Classification of $SU(4) \\times SU(2) \\times U(1)$ Heterotic-String Models
Alon E. Faraggi; Hasan Sonmez
2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
The free fermionic construction of the heterotic string in four dimensions produced a large space of three generation models with the underlying $SO(10)$ embedding of the Standard Model states. The $SO(10)$ symmetry is broken to a subgroup directly at the string scale. Over the past few years free fermionic models with the Pati-Salam and flipped $SU(5)$ subgroups have been classified. In this paper we extend this classification program to models in which the $SO(10)$ symmetry is broken at the string level to the $SU(4)\\times SU(2)_L\\times U(1)_R$ (SU421) subgroup. The subspace of free fermionic models that we consider corresponds to symmetric ${\\mathbb{Z}}_2 \\times {\\mathbb{Z}}_2$ orbifolds. We provide a general argument that shows that this class of SU421 free fermionic models cannot produce viable three generation models.
Quantization of Space and Time in 3 and in 4 Space-time Dimensions
G. 't Hooft
1996-08-16T23:59:59.000Z
The fact that in Minkowski space, space and time are both quantized does not have to be introduced as a new postulate in physics, but can actually be derived by combining certain features of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. This is demonstrated first in a model where particles behave as point defects in 2 space dimensions and 1 time, and then in the real world having 3+1 dimensions. The mechanisms in these two cases are quite different, but the outcomes are similar: space and time form a (non-cummutative) lattice. These notes are short since most of the material discussed in these lectures is based on two earlier papers by the same author (gr-qc/9601014 and gr-qc/9607022), but the exposition given in the end is new.
Response time satisfaction in real-time knowledge-based systems
Frank, Deborah Lee
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. OBJECTIVE AND APPROACH. 3, 1. The Role of CLIPS. 3. 2. Real-time KBS Architecture . 3. 3. Task Control. 3. 4. Task Processing. . 3. 5. Example Scenario. 3. 6. Summary. 4. CONCLUSION . REFERENCES. Page . Vill 16 17 LIST OF FIGURES Page Figure 1... in order to perform the tasks required in the time given. The static scheduler was invoked only once, before the system actually started running and receiving tasks. The schedule, once formed, did not change unless the system was shut down...
Time dependent particle emission from fission products
Holloway, Shannon T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moller, Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Decay heating following nuclear fission is an important factor in the design of nuclear facilities; impacting a variety of aspects ranging from cooling requirements to shielding design. Calculations of decay heat, often assumed to be a simple product of activity and average decay product energy, are complicated by the so called 'pandemonium effect'. Elucidated in the 1970's this complication arises from beta-decays feeding high-energy nuclear levels; redistributing the available energy between betas and gammas. Increased interest in improving the theoretical predictions of decay probabilities has been, in part, motivated by the recent experimental effort utilizing the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectrometer (TAGS) to determine individual beta-decay transition probabilities to individual nuclear levels. Accurate predictions of decay heating require a detailed understanding of these transition probabilities, accurate representation of particle decays as well as reliable predictions of temporal inventories from fissioning systems. We will discuss a recent LANL effort to provide a time dependent study of particle emission from fission products through a combination of Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) predictions of beta-decay probabilities, statistical Hauser-Feshbach techniques to obtain particle and gamma-ray emissions in statistical Hauser-Feshbach and the nuclear inventory code, CINDER.
Time to pause before the next step
Siemon, R.E.
1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Many scientists, who have staunchly supported ITER for years, are coming to realize it is time to further rethink fusion energy`s development strategy. Specifically, as was suggested by Grant Logan and Dale Meade, and in keeping with the restructuring of 1996, a theme of better, cheaper, faster fusion would serve the program more effectively than ``demonstrating controlled ignition...and integrated testing of the high-heat-flux and nuclear components required to utilize fusion energy...`` which are the important ingredients of ITER`s objectives. The author has personally shifted his view for a mixture of technical and political reasons. On the technical side, he senses that through advanced tokamak research, spherical tokamak research, and advanced stellarator work, scientists are coming to a new understanding that might make a burning-plasma device significantly smaller and less expensive. Thus waiting for a few years, even ten years, seems prudent. Scientifically, there is fascinating physics to be learned through studies of burning plasma on a tokamak. And clearly if one wishes to study burning plasma physics in a sustained plasma, there is no other configuration with an adequate database on which to proceed. But what is the urgency of moving towards an ITER-like step focused on burning plasma? Some of the arguments put forward and the counter arguments are discussed here.
Beyond Archimedean Space-Time Structure
Rosinger, Elemer E. [Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002 (South Africa); Khrennikov, Andrei [International Center for Mathematical Modeling, in Physics and Cognitive Sciences, Linnaeus University, S-35195, Vaexjoe (Sweden)
2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
It took two millennia after Euclid and until in the early 1880s, when we went beyond the ancient axiom of parallels, and inaugurated geometries of curved spaces. In less than one more century, General Relativity followed. At present, physical thinking is still beheld by the yet deeper and equally ancient Archimedean assumption. In view of that, it is argued with some rather easily accessible mathematical support that Theoretical Physics may at last venture into the non-Archimedean realms. In this introductory paper we stress two fundamental consequences of the non-Archimedean approach to Theoretical Physics: one of them for quantum theory and another for relativity theory. From the non-Archimedean viewpoint, the assumption of the existence of minimal quanta of light (of the fixed frequency) is an artifact of the present Archimedean mathematical basis of quantum mechanics. In the same way the assumption of the existence of the maximal velocity, the velocity of light, is a feature of the real space-time structure which is fundamentally Archimedean. Both these assumptions are not justified in corresponding non-Archimedean models.
Topological Effects of Synaptic Time Dependent Plasticity
James R. Kozloski; Guillermo A. Cecchi
2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the local Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) rule has the effect of regulating the trans-synaptic weights of loops of any length within a simulated network of neurons. We show that depending on STDP's polarity, functional loops are formed or eliminated in networks driven to normal spiking conditions by random, partially correlated inputs, where functional loops comprise weights that exceed a non-zero threshold. We further prove that STDP is a form of loop-regulating plasticity for the case of a linear network comprising random weights drawn from certain distributions. Thus a notable local synaptic learning rule makes a specific prediction about synapses in the brain in which standard STDP is present: that under normal spiking conditions, they should participate in predominantly feed-forward connections at all scales. Our model implies that any deviations from this prediction would require a substantial modification to the hypothesized role for standard STDP. Given its widespread occurrence in the brain, we predict that STDP could also regulate long range synaptic loops among individual neurons across all brain scales, up to, and including, the scale of global brain network topology.
Pedro F. Gonzalez-Diaz
2000-04-10T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper the problem of the quantum stability of the two-dimensional warp drive spacetime moving with an apparent faster than light velocity is considered. We regard as a maximum extension beyond the event horizon of that spacetime its embedding in a three-dimensional Minkowskian space with the topology of the corresponding Misner space. It is obtained that the interior of the spaceship bubble becomes then a multiply connected nonchronal region with closed timelike curves and that the most natural vacuum allows quantum fluctuations which do not induce any divergent behaviour of the re-normalized stress-energy tensor, even on the event (Cauchy) chronology horizon. In such a case, the horizon encloses closed timelike curves only at scales close to the Planck length, so that the warp drive satisfies the Ford's negative energy-time inequality. Also found is a connection between the superluminal two-dimensional warp drive space and two-dimensional gravitational kinks. This connection allows us to generalize the considered Alcubierre metric to a standard, nonstatic metric which is only describable on two different coordinate patches
Space-time Curvature of Classical Electromagnetism
R. W. M. Woodside
2004-10-08T23:59:59.000Z
The space-time curvature carried by electromagnetic fields is discovered and a new unification of geometry and electromagnetism is found. Curvature is invariant under charge reversal symmetry. Electromagnetic field equations are examined with De Rham co homology theory. Radiative electromagnetic fields must be exact and co exact to preclude unobserved massless topological charges. Weyl's conformal tensor, here called ``the gravitational field'', is decomposed into a divergence-free non-local piece with support everywhere and a local piece with the same support as the matter. By tuning a local gravitational field to a Maxwell field the electromagnetic field's local gravitational field is discovered. This gravitational field carries the electromagnetic field's polarization or phase information, unlike Maxwell's stress-energy tensor. The unification assumes Einstein's equations and derives Maxwell's equations from curvature assumptions. Gravity forbids magnetic monopoles! This unification is stronger than the Einstein-Maxwell equations alone, as those equations must produce the electromagnetic field's local gravitational field and not just any conformal tensor. Charged black holes are examples. Curvature of radiative null electromagnetic fields is characterized.
The Arrow Of Time In The Landscape
Brett McInnes
2007-12-28T23:59:59.000Z
We argue that an understanding of the Arrow of Time is urgently required if recent string-theoretic ideas about cosmology are to be made to function. In the string Landscape, the nucleation of baby universes is postulated to "populate" the multiverse. Here we argue that baby universes can only have an Arrow if they \\emph{inherit} one; the problem of explaining the Arrow is thus reduced to explaining it in the case of the original universe. Motivated by the Ooguri-Vafa-Verlinde formulation of "creation from nothing" in the context of string theory, we propose that the original universe was created along a spacelike surface with the topology of a torus. Using deep results in global differential geometry, we are able to show that the geometry of this surface had to be non-generic. This geometric "specialness" is communicated to matter through the inflaton. Thus we have a theory of the Arrow which is intrinsically geometric, which incorporates Inflation, and which allows universes in the Landscape to begin with physically acceptable initial conditions.
Verification of Probabilistic Real-time Systems Marta Kwiatkowska1
Oxford, University of
widely taken up (downloaded more than 20,000 times) and used for quan- titative verification in a broad of (priced) probabilistic timed automata. These model systems exhibiting probabilistic, nondeterministic-time characteristics, through support for verification of (priced) probabilistic timed automata. PRISM already provides
Measuring Water Collection Times in Kenyan Informal Settlements
Davis, James E.
of water is thought to contribute to the over-work or time shortage of women. Thus, Blackden and Wodon [3114 Measuring Water Collection Times in Kenyan Informal Settlements James Davis University and interviews to measure the time taken to collect water in two Kenyan informal settlements. The time devoted
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Applications, limitations and ... new frontiers
Botti, Silvana
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Applications, limitations and ... new frontiers Francesco Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) Vienna, 19 January 2007 1/55 Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12;Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory Applications and results: The ETSF Outline 1 Time
Near Time-optimal Constrained Trajectory Planning on Outdoor Terrain
Sukhatme, Gaurav S.
interactions are usually unaccounted for. Kinodynamic planning in real-time is also difficult and currently
Relation between quantum tunneling times for relativistic particles
Winful, Herbert G.; Ngom, Moussa; Litchinitser, Natalia M. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122 (United States); Applied Physics Program, University of Michigan, 2477 Randall Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1120 (United States); Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122 (United States)
2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
A general relation between the phase time (group delay) and the dwell time is derived for relativistic tunneling particles described by the Dirac equation. It is shown that the phase time equals the dwell time plus a self-interference delay which is a relativistic generalization of previous results.
Real-Time Scheduling of Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems with Timed Automata
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
, in addition to traditional embedded system components, by an energy collector unit (eg a solar panel implants which collect energy from the human body, mobile or fix devices with solar panel or windmill etc) and by an energy storage unit (a battery or a capacitor). One common hypothesis in real-time system theory
Identifying and Predicting Timing-Critical Instructions to Boost Timing Speculation
Bustamante, Fabián E.
to environmental tem- perature, supply voltage noise, and process variation, which also add a non-negligible energy are of equal importance any one of them could produce a timing violation. Consequently, the impact flagged. The processor initiates a recovery mecha- nism to prevent the errors from affecting
Time-lapse travel time change of multiply scattered acoustic waves
Snieder, Roel
of applications where detecting temporal changes may be useful include the monitoring of volcanoes, oil reservoirs time-lapse changes in the oil reservoir caused by a massive miscible CO2 flood to enhance oil recovery heterogeneous reservoirs. © 2005 Acoustical Society of America. DOI: 10.1121/1.2000827 PACS number s : 43.20.Fn
Performance analysis of symbol timing estimators for time-varying MIMO channels
Panduru, Flaviu Gabriel
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
antennas and M denotes the number of receive antennas, the 2 X 2 system used by S.-A. Yangand J. Wu and the 4 X 4system used by Y.-C. Wu and E. Serpedin. The second model has been extended to take into account the symbol time-varying fading. The theoretical...
Time Synchronization in Hierarchical TESLA Wireless Sensor Networks
Jason L. Wright; Milos Manic
2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Time synchronization and event time correlation are important in wireless sensor networks. In particular, time is used to create a sequence events or time line to answer questions of cause and effect. Time is also used as a basis for determining the freshness of received packets and the validity of cryptographic certificates. This paper presents secure method of time synchronization and event time correlation for TESLA-based hierarchical wireless sensor networks. The method demonstrates that events in a TESLA network can be accurately timestamped by adding only a few pieces of data to the existing protocol.
Chemical dynamics in time and energy space
Myers, J.D.
1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The development of a versatile picosecond ultraviolet/vacuum ultraviolet temporal spectrometer and its potential use for measuring internal energy redistribution in isolated molecules are described in detail. A detailed description of the double-pass Nd:YAG amplifier and the dye amplifiers is given with the pulse energies achieved in the visible, ultraviolet, and vacuum ultraviolet. The amplified visible pulses are shown to be of sub-picosecond duration and near transform limited. The instrument`s temporal response ({le}10 ps) is derived from an instrument limited measurement of the dissociation lifetime of methyl iodide at 266 nm. The methyl iodide experiment is used to discuss the various sources of noise and background signals that are intrinsic to this type of experiment. Non-time-resolved experiments measuring the branching ratio and kinetic energy distributions of products from the 193 nm photodissociation of cyclopentadiene and thiophene are presented. These studies were done using the molecular beam Photofragment Translational Spectroscopy (PTS) technique. The results from the cyclopentadiene experiment confirm that H atom elimination to yield the cyclopentadienyl radical is the dominant dissociation channel. A barrier of {ge}5 kcal/mol can be understood in terms of the delocalization of the radical electron of the cyclopentadienyl fragment. A concerted elimination yielding cyclopropene and acetylene was also observed and is proposed to occur via a bicyclo-[2.1.0]pent-2-ene intermediate. Two other channels, yielding acetylene plus the CH{sub 2}CHCH triplet carbene, and CH{sub 2} plus 1-buten-3-yne, are postulated to occur via ring opening. The implications of the experimental results for bulk thermal oxidation and pyrolysis models are discussed. The thiophene experiment shows six competing dissociation channels. The postulated intermediates for the various thiophene dissociation channels include bicyclo, ring opened, and possibly ring contracted forms.
The Sun in Time: Activity and Environment
M. Guedel
2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
(abridged) The Sun's magnetic activity has steadily declined during its main-sequence life. While the solar photospheric luminosity was about 30% lower 4.6 Gyr ago when the Sun arrived on the main sequence compared to present-day levels, its faster rotation generated enhanced magnetic activity; magnetic heating processes in the chromosphere, the transition region, and the corona induced ultraviolet, extreme-ultraviolet, and X-ray emission about 10, 100, and 1000 times, respectively, the present-day levels, as inferred from young solar-analog stars. Also, the production rate of accelerated, high-energy particles was orders of magnitude higher than in present-day solar flares, and a much stronger wind escaped from the Sun, permeating the entire solar system. The consequences of the enhanced radiation and particle fluxes from the young Sun were potentially severe for the evolution of solar-system planets and moons. Interactions of high-energy radiation and the solar wind with upper planetary atmospheres may have led to the escape of important amounts of atmospheric constituents. The present dry atmosphere of Venus and the thin atmosphere of Mars may be a product of early irradiation and heating by solar high-energy radiation. High levels of magnetic activity are also inferred for the pre-main sequence Sun. At those stages, interactions of high-energy radiation and particles with the circumsolar disk in which planets eventually formed were important. Traces left in meteorites by energetic particles and anomalous isotopic abundance ratios in meteoritic inclusions may provide evidence for a highly active pre-main sequence Sun. The present article reviews these various issues related to the magnetic activity of the young Sun and the consequent interactions with its environment.
R163B -Eye movements and time-based selection Running head: EYE MOVEMENTS AND TIME-BASED SELECTION
Inglis, Matthew
R163B - Eye movements and time-based selection Running head: EYE MOVEMENTS AND TIME-BASED SELECTION Eye movements and time-based selection: Where do the eyes go in preview search? Derrick G. Watson.g.watson@warwick.ac.uk 1 #12;R163B - Eye movements and time-based selection Abstract In visual search tasks, presenting one
SumTime-Turbine: A Knowledge-Based System to Communicate Gas Turbine Time-Series Data
Reiter, Ehud
SumTime-Turbine: A Knowledge-Based System to Communicate Gas Turbine Time-Series Data Jin Yu of Aberdeen Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, UK {jyu, ereiter, jhunter, ssripada}@csd.abdn.ac.uk Abstract: SumTime-Turbine produces textual summaries of archived time- series data from gas turbines. These summaries should help
URL: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/entcs/volume68.html 18 pages Timed CSP = Closed Timed Automata 1
Ouaknine, Joël
URL: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/entcs/volume68.html 18 pages Timed CSP = Closed Timed Automata 1 70118, USA Abstract We study the expressive power of an augmented version of Timed CSP and show constraints. We also show that this new version of Timed CSP is expressive enough to capture the most widely
Fractal Dimensions for Continuous Time Random Walk Limits
Mark M. Meerschaert; Erkan Nane; Yimin Xiao
2011-02-03T23:59:59.000Z
In a continuous time random walk (CTRW), each random jump follows a random waiting time. CTRW scaling limits are time-changed processes that model anomalous diffusion. The outer process describes particle jumps, and the non-Markovian inner process (or time change) accounts for waiting times between jumps. This paper studies fractal properties of the sample functions of a time-changed process, and establishes some general results on the Hausdorff and packing dimensions of its range and graph. Then those results are applied to CTRW scaling limits.
Real Time Flux Control in PM Motors
Otaduy, P.J.
2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z
Significant research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) is being conducted to develop ways to increase (1) torque, (2) speed range, and (3) efficiency of traction electric motors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) within existing current and voltage bounds. Current is limited by the inverter semiconductor devices' capability and voltage is limited by the stator wire insulation's ability to withstand the maximum back-electromotive force (emf), which occurs at the upper end of the speed range. One research track has been to explore ways to control the path and magnitude of magnetic flux while the motor is operating. The phrase, real time flux control (RTFC), refers to this mode of operation in which system parameters are changed while the motor is operating to improve its performance and speed range. RTFC has potential to meet an increased torque demand by introducing additional flux through the main air gap from an external source. It can augment the speed range by diverting flux away from the main air gap to reduce back-emf at high speeds. Conventional RTFC technology is known as vector control [1]. Vector control decomposes the stator current into two components; one that produces torque and a second that opposes (weakens) the magnetic field generated by the rotor, thereby requiring more overall stator current and reducing the efficiency. Efficiency can be improved by selecting a RTFC method that reduces the back-emf without increasing the average current. This favors methods that use pulse currents or very low currents to achieve field weakening. Foremost in ORNL's effort to develop flux control is the work of J. S. Hsu. Early research [2,3] introduced direct control of air-gap flux in permanent magnet (PM) machines and demonstrated it with a flux-controlled generator. The configuration eliminates the problem of demagnetization because it diverts all the flux from the magnets instead of trying to oppose it. It is robust and could be particularly useful for PM generators and electric vehicle drives. Recent efforts have introduced a brushless machine that transfers a magneto-motive force (MMF) generated by a stationary excitation coil to the rotor [4]. Although a conventional PM machine may be field weakened using vector control, the air-gap flux density cannot be effectively enhanced. In Hsu's new machine, the magnetic field generated by the rotor's PM may be augmented by the field from the stationery excitation coil and channeled with flux guides to its desired destination to enhance the air-gap flux that produces torque. The magnetic field can also be weakened by reversing the current in the stationary excitation winding. A patent for advanced technology in this area is pending. Several additional RTFC methods have been discussed in open literature. These include methods of changing the number of poles by magnetizing and demagnetizing the magnets poles with pulses of current corresponding to direct-axis (d-axis) current of vector control [5,6], changing the number of stator coils [7], and controlling the air gap [8]. Test experience has shown that the magnet strengths may vary and weaken naturally as rotor temperature increases suggesting that careful control of the rotor temperature, which is no easy task, could yield another method of RTFC. The purpose of this report is to (1) examine the interaction of rotor and stator flux with regard to RTFC, (2) review and summarize the status of RTFC technology, and (3) compare and evaluate methods for RTFC with respect to maturity, advantages and limitations, deployment difficulty and relative complexity.
John Max Wilson; Keith Andrew
2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the relative time scales associated with finite future cosmological singularities, especially those classified as Big Rip cosmologies, and the maximum predictability time of a coupled FRW-KG scalar cosmology with chaotic regimes. Our approach is to show that by starting with a FRW-KG scalar cosmology with a potential that admits an analytical solution resulting in a finite time future singularity there exists a Lyapunov time scale that is earlier than the formation of the singularity. For this singularity both the cosmological scale parameter a(t) and the Hubble parameter H(t) become infinite at a finite future time, the Big Rip time. We compare this time scale to the predictability time scale for a chaotic FRW-KG scalar cosmology. We find that there are cases where the chaotic time scale is earlier than the Big Rip singularity calling for special care in interpreting and predicting the formation of the future cosmological singularity.
Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte
Bertini, Robert L.
Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte Portland State University Oregon Transportation Summit Sept 10, 2010 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Official transportation data archive for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region
New York Town Gets Block Grant at 'Perfect' Time | Department...
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New York Town Gets Block Grant at 'Perfect' Time New York Town Gets Block Grant at 'Perfect' Time January 20, 2010 - 3:23pm Addthis Joshua DeLung What are the key facts? The town...
The impact of lead time on truckload transportation rates
Caldwell, Erik R. (Erik Russell)
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of this thesis was to analyze truckload shipment transactions in order to determine if rates are impacted by tender lead time, which is the amount of time between when a carrier is offered a load to when the ...
Optimization of time-based rates in forward energy markets
Wang, J.
This paper presents a new two-step design approach of Time-Based Rate (TBR) programs for markets with a high penetration of variable energy sources such as wind power. First, an optimal market time horizon must be determined ...
Distributed Space-Time Cooperative Schemes for Underwater Acoustic Communications
Stojanovic, Milica
Distributed Space-Time Cooperative Schemes for Underwater Acoustic Communications Madhavan, which is a main characteristic of underwater acoustic channels. A time-reversal distributed space in oceanic research, such as [3] [4]: data collec- tion, pollution monitoring, tactical surveillance
Planning of Minimum-Time Trajectories for Robot Arms
Sahar, Gideon
1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
The minimum-time for a robot arm has been a longstanding and unsolved problem of considerable interest. We present a general solution to this problem that involves joint-space tesselation, a dynamic time-scaling ...
Looking at Transistor Gate Oxide Formation in Real Time
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Gate Oxide Formation in Real Time Looking at Transistor Gate Oxide Formation in Real Time Print Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:00 The oxide gate layer is critical to every transistor,...
Polynomial Time Algorithms for Stochastic Uncapacitated Lot-Sizing ...
2007-07-13T23:59:59.000Z
we spend O(1) time to calculate and store each breakpoint, and therefore this step can be completed in O(|V(i)|2) time, since the number of breakpoints is.
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Application to Extended Systems
Botti, Silvana
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Application to Extended Systems Francesco Sottile Facility (ETSF) Donostia, 25 July 2007 Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12 Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12;Linear Periodic systems ALDA The Quest for the Holy
A time and frequency domain analysis of contrarian trading strategies/
Chaudhuri, Shomesh E
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis applies time and frequency domain analyses to a high-frequency market making strategy to study the profitability of liquidity provision over multiple time horizons from 1964 to 2013. Using daily returns and ...
Real-Time Ensemble Control with Reduced-Order Modeling
Lin, Binghuai
The control of spatially distributed systems is often complicated by significant uncertainty about system inputs, both time-varying exogenous inputs and time-invariant parameters. Spatial variations of uncertain parameters ...
Why are MD simulated protein folding times wrong? Dmitry Nerukh
Nerukh, Dmitry
Why are MD simulated protein folding times wrong? Dmitry Nerukh Unilever Centre for Molecular.ac.uk The question of significant deviations of protein folding times simulated using molecular dynamics from
Energy Efficient Scheduling for Real-Time Systems
Gupta, Nikhil
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
, temperature awareness of a real-time system can be improved while considering variation of task execution times to reduce energy consumption. This thesis is established through research in a number of directions. First, we explore the applicability of Dynamic...
AUGUST 2013USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES Construction of Afghanistan
US Army Corps of Engineers
AUGUST 2013USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES Construction of Afghanistan National Police Compounds-Delgadillo/Released Page 4-5 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE #12;3 AUGUST 2013 2 AUGUST 2013USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES USACE TAD
Compression effects, perceptual asymmetries, and the grammar of timing
Katz, Jonah (Jonah Isaac)
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation reports the results of two English experiments on timing and perception. The first experiment demonstrates asymmetries in timing between consonants and vowels, which depend on the manner of the consonant. ...
Ames Lab 101: Real-Time 3D Imaging
Zhang, Song
2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
Ames Laboratory scientist Song Zhang explains his real-time 3-D imaging technology. The technique can be used to create high-resolution, real-time, precise, 3-D images for use in healthcare, security, and entertainment applications.
Accelerating time-to-market in the global electronics industry
Folgo, Elena Jean
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In today's electronics industry, fast time-to-market (TTM) and time-to-profit (TTP) is key to customer satisfaction and firm competitiveness. Optimizing the product development and new product introduction (NPI) process ...
Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time
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Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time The Lab's 1,000th shipment of transuranic waste recently left Los Alamos, on its way...
Universal space-time codes from demultiplexed trellis codes
Kose, Cenk; Wesel, R D
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and A. R. Calderbank, Space-time codes for high data ratePerformance criteria and code construction, IEEE Trans.of spacetime trellis codes, IEEE Trans. Commun. , vol. 51,
Modeling reaction time within a traffic simulation model
Basak, Kakali
Human reaction time has a substantial effect on modeling of human behavior at a microscopic level. Drivers and pedestrian do not react to an event instantaneously; rather, they take time to perceive the event, process the ...
Solution to time-energy costs of quantum channels
Chi-Hang Fred Fung; H. F. Chau; Chi-Kwong Li; Nung-Sing Sze
2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
We derive a formula for the time-energy costs of general quantum channels proposed in [Phys. Rev. A 88, 012307 (2013)]. This formula allows us to numerically find the time-energy cost of any quantum channel using positive semidefinite programming. We also derive a lower bound to the time-energy cost for any channels and the exact the time-energy cost for a class of channels which includes the qudit depolarizing channels and projector channels as special cases.
Fast-paced, real-time multifaceted action Complex battlefield
Ernst, Damien
for the design of intelligent agents for real-time strategy games Next steps Raphael Fonteneau is a postdoctoral
Photon tunneling in the warp drive space-time
Cramer, C R
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We simplify the warp drive space-time such that it becomes stationary and the distorsion becomes one-dimensional and static. We use this simplified space-time as the classical background space-time for a photon field. The Drummond&Hathrell action is then used in order to investigate the velocity effects on photons tunneling through the space-time distorsion. We speculate on whether or not all tunneling processes with photons induce faster than light effects.
Doing the Time Warp: Queer Temporalities and Musical Theater
Ellis, Sarah Taylor
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
science fiction and fantasy, thrillers, and Westerns are physically separated from fiction or Bliss Cua Lim, Translating Time: Cinema,
Time Displaced Entanglement and Non-Linear Quantum Evolution
T. C. Ralph
2005-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss time displaced entanglement, produced by taking one member of a Bell pair on a round trip at relativistic speeds, thus inducing a time-shift between the pair. We show that decoherence with respect to Bell measurements on the pair is predicted. We then study a teleportation protocol, using time displaced entanglement as its resource, in which a time-like loop is apparently formed. The result is non-unitary, non-linear evolution of the teleported state.
A possible solution for the non-existence of time
Hitoshi Kitada
1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
A possible solution for the problem of non-existence of universal time is given by utilizing Goedel's incompleteness theorem.
Distinguishing causal time from Minkowski time and a model for the black hole quantum eigenstates
G. 't Hooft
1997-11-18T23:59:59.000Z
A discussion is presented of the principle of black hole com- plementarity. It is argued that this principle could be viewed as a breakdown of general relativity, or alternatively, as the introduction of a time variable with multiple `sheets' or `branches' A consequence of the theory is that the stress-energy tensor as viewed by an outside observer is not simply the Lorentz-transform of the tensor viewed by an ingoing observer. This can serve as a justification of a new model for the black hole atmosphere, recently re-introduced. It is discussed how such a model may lead to a dynamical description of the black hole quantum states.
A component GARCH model with time varying weights
Nesterov, Yurii
2007/19 A component GARCH model with time varying weights Luc Bauwens and Giuseppe Storti #12;CORE DISCUSSION PAPER 2007/19 A component GARCH model with time varying weights Luc BAUWENS1 and Giuseppe STORTI2 March2007 Abstract We present a novel GARCH model that accounts for time varying, state dependent
Modular Verification of Timed Circuits Using Automatic Abstraction
Zheng, Hao
Modular Verification of Timed Circuits Using Automatic Abstraction Hao Zheng, Eric Mercer, Member for verification of timed circuits using automatic abstraction. This approach partitions the design into modules by the RAPPID instruction length decoder designed at Intel [2]. This design was 3 times faster while using only
Cycle Time Prediction: When Will This Case Finally Be Finished?
van der Aalst, Wil
number. Instead, this is usually the average cycle time of a case, combined with a certain marginCycle Time Prediction: When Will This Case Finally Be Finished? B.F. van Dongen, R.A. Crooy, and W into the remaining cycle time of a case, the current case can be compared to all past ones. The most trivial way
Time-to-Produce, Inventory, and Asset Prices
Chen, Zhanhui
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
In a production-based general equilibrium model, I study the impact of time-to-build and time-to-produce technology constraints and inventory on asset prices and macroeconomic quantity dynamics. A time-to-build constraint captures the delay...
Time of Use Energy Pricing Memo December 17, 2013
Kammen, Daniel M.
Time of Use Energy Pricing Memo December 17, 2013 1 December 17, 2013 Governor Mark Dayton Office face time-invariant prices that fail to reflect changes in production costs of energy throughout the day.2 By increasing the number of consumers that face time varying energy prices, Minnesota can
Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte
Bertini, Robert L.
Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte Portland State University June 23, 2010 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money 1,400,000 urban cities 3 counties 1 region #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Why Now
Hierarchical Bayesian models for space-time air pollution data
Sahu, Sujit K
Hierarchical Bayesian models for space-time air pollution data Sujit K. Sahu June 14, 2011 sets have led to a step change in the analysis of space-time air pollution data. Accurate predictions-time air pollution data and illustrate the benefits of modeling with a real data example on monitoring
Intrusion Detection in Realtime Database Systems Via Time Signatures*
Son, Sang H.
as ``normal'' transactions, and compare the ability of different numerically quantifiable measures to capture. Introduction In a realtime database system, transactions often have timing constraints. Transactions must meet their timing constraints, often expressed as deadlines, in order to be correct and useful. In stock market
On Time Machines in KerrNewman Spacetime
Wüthrich, Christian
On Time Machines in KerrNewman Spacetime Diplomarbeit der Philosophisch´aj´icek Institut f¨ur theoretische Physik Universit¨at Bern #12;#12;On Time Machines in KerrNewman Spacetime, The Time Machine #12;#12;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Historical Remarks
Time-warped Geodesic Regression , Nikhil Singh1
Time-warped Geodesic Regression Yi Hong1 , Nikhil Singh1 , Roland Kwitt3 , and Marc Niethammer1,2 1 geodesic regression with parametric time-warps. This allows, for example, to capture saturation effects. We demonstrate that by augmenting geodesic regression with parametric time-warp functions, we can
Time parameters and Lorentz transformations of relativistic stochastic processes
Jrn Dunkel; Peter Hnggi; Stefan Weber
2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
Rules for the transformation of time parameters in relativistic Langevin equations are derived and discussed. In particular, it is shown that, if a coordinate-time parameterized process approaches the relativistic Juttner-Maxwell distribution, the associated proper-time parameterized process converges to a modified momentum distribution, differing by a factor proportional to the inverse energy.
State Control Design for Linear Systems with Distributed Time Delays
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
State Control Design for Linear Systems with Distributed Time Delays Daniel Gontkovic and Róbert with distributed time delays. Using an extended form of the Lyapunov- Krasovskii functional the controller design involving distributed time delays is a problem of large practical interest where intensive activity are done
Transmission Completion Time Minimization in an Energy Harvesting System
Ulukus, Sennur
Transmission Completion Time Minimization in an Energy Harvesting System Jing Yang Sennur Ulukus-user energy harvesting wireless communication system. In this system, both the data packets and the harvested time is minimized. Under a deterministic system setting, we assume that the energy harvesting times
Spinorial space-time and privileged space direction (I)
Paris-Sud XI, Universit de
Spinorial space-time and privileged space direction (I) Luis Gonzalez-Mestres Abstract Contrary of a privileged space direction are not strange phenomena from the point of view of fundamental space-time geometry. As already emphasized in our previous papers on the subject, the spinorial space-time we
On Space-Time Singularities, Holes, and Extensions
Manchak, John
On Space-Time Singularities, Holes, and Extensions John Byron Manchak*y Here, we clarify the relationship among three space-time conditions of interest: geodesic completeness, hole. In what follows, we consider three space-time conditions of interest: geodesic completeness, hole
Univariate Modeling and Forecasting of Monthly Energy Demand Time Series
Abdel-Aal, Radwan E.
Univariate Modeling and Forecasting of Monthly Energy Demand Time Series Using Abductive and Neural demand time series based only on data for six years to forecast the demand for the seventh year. Both networks, Neural networks, Modeling, Forecasting, Energy demand, Time series forecasting, Power system
Seismic Velocity Estimation from Time Migration Maria Kourkina Cameron
Cameron, Maria Kourkina
Seismic Velocity Estimation from Time Migration by Maria Kourkina Cameron Diplom (Moscow Institute Dung-Hai Lee Spring 2007 #12;Seismic Velocity Estimation from Time Migration Copyright c 2007 by Maria Kourkina Cameron #12;Abstract Seismic Velocity Estimation from Time Migration by Maria Kourkina Cameron
Time and Aging: A Physicist's Look at Gerontology
Seevinck, Michiel
that physics simply does not have the wherewithal to specify the meaning of time or to define time in terms, it is natural to turn to physics in order to see whether there is such a law. Some authors claim aspect of how time is measured and not the meaning of the term. In fact, I think it is fair to admit
Timed Automata Lecture #15 of Advanced Model Checking
Ábrahám, Erika
controller of an airplane, railway crossing, robot controllers steel production controllers, communication the next-operator "measures" time passage two time units after being red, the light is green: 2 (red green) within two time units after red, the light is green: 2 (red (green green green)) 2 green
Timed Automata Lecture #15 of Advanced Model Checking
Ábrahám, Erika
of an airplane, railway crossing, robot controllers steel production controllers, communication protocols the next-operator "measures" time passage two time units after being red, the light is green: 2 (red green) within two time units after red, the light is green: 2 (red (green green green)) | {z } 2
REAL-TIME NON-PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING TECHNIQUES
Weske, Mathias
REAL-TIME NON-PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING TECHNIQUES FOR ILLUSTRATING 3D SCENES AND THEIR DYNAMICS This thesis addresses real-time non-photorealistic rendering techniques and their applications in interactive visualization. Real-time rendering has emerged as an important discipline within computer graphics developing
Timed CSP and Object-Z John Derrick
Kent, University of
Timed CSP and Object-Z John Derrick Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NF a simple integration of timed CSP and Object-Z. Following existing work, the components in such an inte- gration are written as either Object-Z classes, or timed CSP processes, and are combined together using
Model checking Timed CSP Philip Armstrong Gavin Lowe Joel Ouaknine
Ouaknine, Joël
Model checking Timed CSP Philip Armstrong Gavin Lowe Jo¨el Ouaknine A.W. Roscoe Oxford University Department of Computer Science Abstract Though Timed CSP was developed 25 years ago and the CSP for Timed CSP. In this paper we report on the creation of such a version, based on the digitisation results
Timed CSP: A Retrospective Jo el Ouaknine 1
Ouaknine, Joël
powerful: by syntactically transforming a Timed CSP process into a CSP one (essentially dropping all WAITAPC 2005 Timed CSP: A Retrospective Jo? el Ouaknine 1 Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK Timed CSP, from its inception nearly twenty years ago to very recent semantical and algorithmic
Computing Schedules for Time-Triggered Control using Genetic Algorithms
Fainekos, Georgios E.
Computing Schedules for Time-Triggered Control using Genetic Algorithms Truong Nghiem Georgios E scheduling problem for timed-triggered controllers (OSTTC) and the time complexity of the corresponding search. Keywords: Scheduling; Digital control; Genetic algorithms; 1. INTRODUCTION Digital control theory
NIST Special Publication 250-59 NIST Computer Time Services
. Authentication of Time Signals 30 III. Operational Procedures of Internet Time Service 31 A. Hardware Maintenance III. Operational Procedures of ACTS 53 A. Hardware Maintenance 53 B. Software Maintenance 53 C of Server Software 7 1. Operating System 7 2. Time Server Software 9 a) Standard daemons 9 b) Clock
Transformation of spatial and perturbation derivatives of travel time
Cerveny, Vlastislav
Transformation of spatial and perturbation derivatives of travel time at a general interface and perturbation parameters. We derive the explicit equations for transforming these traveltime derivatives Hamiltonian function and are applicable to the transformation of traveltime derivatives in both isotropic
Mazeh, Tsevi; Nachmani, Gil; Holczer, Tomer; Sokol, Gil [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Fabrycky, Daniel C. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Ford, Eric B.; Ragozzine, Darin [Astronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32111 (United States); Sanchis-Ojeda, Roberto [Department of Physics and Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Rowe, Jason F.; Lissauer, Jack J. [NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Zucker, Shay [Department of Geophysical, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv (Israel); Agol, Eric [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Carter, Joshua A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Quintana, Elisa V. [SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Ave, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043 (United States); Steffen, Jason H. [Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics, P.O. Box 500, MS 127, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Welsh, William [Astronomy Department, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182 (United States)
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Following the works of Ford et al. and Steffen et al. we derived the transit timing of 1960 Kepler objects of interest (KOIs) using the pre-search data conditioning light curves of the first twelve quarters of the Kepler data. For 721 KOIs with large enough signal-to-noise ratios, we obtained also the duration and depth of each transit. The results are presented as a catalog for the community to use. We derived a few statistics of our results that could be used to indicate significant variations. Including systems found by previous works, we have found 130 KOIs that showed highly significant times of transit variations (TTVs) and 13 that had short-period TTV modulations with small amplitudes. We consider two effects that could cause apparent periodic TTVthe finite sampling of the observations and the interference with the stellar activity, stellar spots in particular. We briefly discuss some statistical aspects of our detected TTVs. We show that the TTV period is correlated with the orbital period of the planet and with the TTV amplitude.
Gesbert, David
and Heath, space-time interference align- ment (STIA), proves that in the underdetermined (overloaded) multi in [11] proposed a scheme, hereafter referred to as space-time interference alignment (STIA
by use of a binary coded decimal (BCD) format, allowing the reception of a time-of-day code. However The WWVB broadcast of the time-code signal has undergone no major changes in its communications protocol
Bertini, Robert L.
that minimizes vehicle emissions during design of routes in congested environments with time-dependent travel speeds, hard time windows, andcapacityconstraints.ThiscreatesanewtypeofVRP,theemissions vehicle routing problem (EVRP). BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW There is extensive literature related to vehicle
Relativistic free-motion time-of-arrival
Zhi-Yong Wang; Cai-Dong Xiong
2007-10-22T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistic free-motion time-of-arrival theory for massive spin-1/2 particles is systematically developed. Contrary to the nonrelativistic time-of-arrival operator studied thoroughly in previous literatures, the relativistic time-of-arrival operator possesses self-adjoint extensions because of the particle-antiparticle symmetry. The nonrelativistic limit of our theory is in agreement with the nonrelativistic time-of-arrival theory. By comparing the time-of-arrival operator with the Hamiltonian operator of a free Dirac particle, one can show a duality between position space and momentum space.
Energy Levels of "Hydrogen Atom" in Discrete Time Dynamics
Andrei Khrennikov; Yaroslav Volovich
2006-04-27T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze dynamical consequences of a conjecture that there exists a fundamental (indivisible) quant of time. In particular we study the problem of discrete energy levels of hydrogen atom. We are able to reconstruct potential which in discrete time formalism leads to energy levels of unperturbed hydrogen atom. We also consider linear energy levels of quantum harmonic oscillator and show how they are produced in the discrete time formalism. More generally, we show that in discrete time formalism finite motion in central potential leads to discrete energy spectrum, the property which is common for quantum mechanical theory. Thus deterministic (but discrete time!) dynamics is compatible with discrete energy levels.
Extended Coherence Time with Atom-Number Squeezed Sources
Wei Li; Ari K. Tuchman; Hui-Chun Chien; Mark A. Kasevich
2006-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
Coherence properties of Bose-Einstein condensates offer the potential for improved interferometric phase contrast. However, decoherence effects due to the mean-field interaction shorten the coherence time, thus limiting potential sensitivity. In this work, we demonstrate increased coherence times with number squeezed states in an optical lattice using the decay of Bloch oscillations to probe the coherence time. We extend coherence times by a factor of 2 over those expected with coherent state BEC interferometry. We observe quantitative agreement with theory both for the degree of initial number squeezing as well as for prolonged coherence times.
Improving Door-to-balloon Time by Decreasing Door-to-ECG time for Walk-in STEMI Patients
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA. 2010;of primary percutaneous coronary intervention treatmentcontributing to percutaneous coronary intervention time
Monash University AUSTRALIA 1A Real Time DSP Sonar Echo Processor - IROS'2000 A Real Time DSP Sonar of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Monash University, Victoria, AUSTRALIA www.ecse.monash.edu.au/centres/IRRC # Funded by an Australian Research Council Large Grant #12;Monash University AUSTRALIA 2A Real Time DSP
Lin, Xi
Time-dependent density functional theory with ultrasoft pseudopotentials: Real-time electron 2006 A practical computational scheme based on time-dependent density functional theory TDDFT density functional theory22 TDDFT . Density functional theory DFT 23 with the Kohn-Sham reference kinetic
California at Berkeley, University of
reconfigurations of the magne- tosphere involving solar wind energy storage in Earth's magnetotail and abruptRevised timing and onset location of two isolated substorms observed by Time History of Events by the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms (THEMIS) spacecraft. During the 29
Dead-time compensation for a logarithmic display rate meter
Larson, John A. (Aurora, IL); Krueger, Frederick P. (Aurora, IL)
1988-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
An improved circuit is provided for application to a radiation survey meter that uses a detector that is subject to dead time. The circuit compensates for dead time over a wide range of count rates by producing a dead-time pulse for each detected event, a live-time pulse that spans the interval between dead-time pulses, and circuits that average the value of these pulses over time. The logarithm of each of these values is obtained and the logarithms are subtracted to provide a signal that is proportional to a count rate that is corrected for the effects of dead time. The circuit produces a meter indication and is also capable of producing an audible indication of detected events.
Dead-time compensation for a logarithmic display rate meter
Larson, J.A.; Krueger, F.P.
1987-10-05T23:59:59.000Z
An improved circuit is provided for application to a radiation survey meter that uses a detector that is subject to dead time. The circuit compensates for dead time over a wide range of count rates by producing a dead-time pulse for each detected event, a live-time pulse that spans the interval between dead-time pulses, and circuits that average the value of these pulses over time. The logarithm of each of these values is obtained and the logarithms are subtracted to provide a signal that is proportional to a count rate that is corrected for the effects of dead time. The circuit produces a meter indication and is also capable of producing an audible indication of detected events. 5 figs.
The Evolving Block Universe and the Meshing Together of Times
George F R Ellis
2014-07-27T23:59:59.000Z
It is proposed that spacetime should be regarded as an evolving block universe, bounded to the future by the present time, which continually extends to the future. This future boundary is defined at each time by measuring proper time along Ricci eigenlines from the start of the universe. A key point is that physical reality can be represented at many different scales: hence the passage of times may be seen as different at different scales, with quantum gravity determining the evolution of space time itself but quantum field theory determining the evolution of events within spacetime .The fundamental issue then arises as to how the effective times at different scales mesh together, leading to the concept so global and local times.
Plugging Side-Channel Leaks with Timing Information Flow Control
Ford, Bryan
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The cloud model's dependence on massive parallelism and resource sharing exacerbates the security challenge of timing side-channels. Timing Information Flow Control (TIFC) is a novel adaptation of IFC techniques that may offer a way to reason about, and ultimately control, the flow of sensitive information through systems via timing channels. With TIFC, objects such as files, messages, and processes carry not just content labels describing the ownership of the object's "bits," but also timing labels describing information contained in timing events affecting the object, such as process creation/termination or message reception. With two system design tools-deterministic execution and pacing queues-TIFC enables the construction of "timing-hardened" cloud infrastructure that permits statistical multiplexing, while aggregating and rate-limiting timing information leakage between hosted computations.
A Survey on Space-Time Turbo Codes
Seshaiah, C V
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
As wireless communication systems look intently to compose the transition from voice communication to interactive Internet data, achieving higher bit rates becomes both increasingly desirable and challenging. Space-time coding (STC) is a communications technique for wireless systems that inhabit multiple transmit antennas and single or multiple receive antennas. Space-time codes make use of advantage of both the spatial diversity provided by multiple antennas and the temporal diversity available with time-varying fading. Space-time codes can be divided into block codes and trellis codes. Space-time trellis coding merges signal processing at the receiver with coding techniques appropriate to multiple transmit antennas. The advantages of space-time codes (STC) make it extremely remarkable for high-rate wireless applications. Initial STC research efforts focused on narrowband flat-fading channels. The decoding complexity of Space-time turbo codes STTC increases exponentially as a function of the diversity level ...
Video and thermal imaging system for monitoring interiors of high temperature reaction vessels
Saveliev, Alexei V. (Chicago, IL); Zelepouga, Serguei A. (Hoffman Estates, IL); Rue, David M. (Chicago, IL)
2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z
A system and method for real-time monitoring of the interior of a combustor or gasifier wherein light emitted by the interior surface of a refractory wall of the combustor or gasifier is collected using an imaging fiber optic bundle having a light receiving end and a light output end. Color information in the light is captured with primary color (RGB) filters or complimentary color (GMCY) filters placed over individual pixels of color sensors disposed within a digital color camera in a BAYER mosaic layout, producing RGB signal outputs or GMCY signal outputs. The signal outputs are processed using intensity ratios of the primary color filters or the complimentary color filters, producing video images and/or thermal images of the interior of the combustor or gasifier.
Advantages of improved timing accuracy in PET cameras using LSOscintillator
Moses, William W.
2002-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
PET scanners based on LSO have the potential forsignificantly better coincidence timing resolution than the 6 ns fwhmtypically achieved with BGO. This study analyzes the performanceenhancements made possible by improved timing as a function of thecoincidence time resolution. If 500 ps fwhm coincidence timing resolutioncan be achieved in a complete PET camera, the following four benefits canbe realized for whole-body FDG imaging: 1) The random event rate can bereduced by using a narrower coincidence timing window, increasing thepeak NECR by~;50 percent. 2) Using time-of-flight in the reconstructionalgorithm will reduce the noise variance by a factor of 5. 3) Emissionand transmission data can be acquired simultaneously, reducing the totalscan time. 4) Axial blurring can be reduced by using time-of-flight todetermine the correct axial plane that each event originated from. Whiletime-of-flight was extensively studied in the 1980's, practical factorslimited its effectiveness at that time and little attention has been paidto timing in PET since then. As these potential improvements aresubstantial and the advent of LSO PET cameras gives us the means toobtain them without other sacrifices, efforts to improve PET timingshould resume after their long dormancy.
Quantum Clocks and the Origin of Time in Complex Systems
Scott Hitchcock
1999-02-20T23:59:59.000Z
The origin and nature of time in complex systems is explored using quantum (or 'Feynman') clocks and the signals produced by them. Networks of these clocks provide the basis for the evolution of complex systems. The general concept of 'time' is translated into the 'lifetimes' of these unstable configurations of matter. 'Temporal phase transitions' mark the emergence of classical properties such as irreversibility, entropy, and thermodynamic arrows of time. It is proposed that the creation of the universe can be modeled as a quantum clock. Keywords: the problem of time, the arrow of time, time asymmetry, the many-body problem, cellular networks, complexity, the Wheeler-DeWitt equation, quantum cosmology, and instantons.
Atmospheric coherence times in interferometry: definition and measurement
A. Kellerer; A. Tokovinin
2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
Current and future ground-based interferometers require knowledge of the atmospheric time constant t_0, but this parameter has diverse definitions. Moreover, adequate techniques for monitoring t_0 still have to be implemented. We derive a new formula for the structure function of the fringe phase (piston) in a long-baseline interferometer, and review available techniques for measuring the atmospheric time constant and the shortcomings. It is shown that the standard adaptive-optics atmospheric time constant is sufficient for quantifying the piston coherence time, with only minor modifications. The residual error of a fast fringe tracker and the loss of fringe visibility in a finite exposure time are calculated in terms of the same parameter. A new method based on the fast variations of defocus is proposed. The formula for relating the defocus speed to the time constant is derived. Simulations of a 35-cm telescope demonstrate the feasibility of this new technique for site testing.
Multi-time wave functions for quantum field theory
Petrat, Sren, E-mail: petrat@math.lmu.de [Mathematisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt, Theresienstr. 39, 80333 Mnchen (Germany); Tumulka, Roderich, E-mail: tumulka@math.rutgers.edu [Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 (United States)
2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
Multi-time wave functions such as ?(t{sub 1},x{sub 1},,t{sub N},x{sub N}) have one time variable t{sub j} for each particle. This type of wave function arises as a relativistic generalization of the wave function ?(t,x{sub 1},,x{sub N}) of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. We show here how a quantum field theory can be formulated in terms of multi-time wave functions. We mainly consider a particular quantum field theory that features particle creation and annihilation. Starting from the particleposition representation of state vectors in Fock space, we introduce multi-time wave functions with a variable number of time variables, set up multi-time evolution equations, and show that they are consistent. Moreover, we discuss the relation of the multi-time wave function to two other representations, the TomonagaSchwinger representation and the Heisenberg picture in terms of operator-valued fields on spacetime. In a certain sense and under natural assumptions, we find that all three representations are equivalent; yet, we point out that the multi-time formulation has several technical and conceptual advantages. -- Highlights: Multi-time wave functions are manifestly Lorentz-covariant objects. We develop consistent multi-time equations with interaction for quantum field theory. We discuss in detail a particular model with particle creation and annihilation. We show how multi-time wave functions are related to the TomonagaSchwinger approach. We show that they have a simple representation in terms of operator valued fields.
The time-dependent Born-Oppenheimer approximation
Gianluca Panati; Herbert Spohn; Stefan Teufel
2007-12-28T23:59:59.000Z
We explain why the conventional argument for deriving the time-dependent Born-Oppenheimer approximation is incomplete and review recent mathematical results, which clarify the situation and at the same time provide a systematic scheme for higher order corrections. We also present a new elementary derivation of the correct second-order time-dependent Born-Oppenheimer approximation and discuss as applications the dynamics near a conical intersection of potential surfaces and reactive scattering.
A multipoint boundary value problem solver with implicit time stepping
Curtis, Donald Arthur
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ralph E. White A new multipoint boundary value problem solver was developed to solve partial differential equations in one spatial dimension and time or two spatial dimensions with one of them being time... The solution of nonlinear differential equations in engineering requires numerical computation in all but the simplest cases. This research focused on the numerical solution to systems of partial differential equations in one spatial dimension and time...
Continuous-time quantum walks on star graphs
Salimi, S. [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, P.O. Box 66177-15175, Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: shsalimi@uok.ac.ir
2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we investigate continuous-time quantum walk on star graphs. It is shown that quantum central limit theorem for a continuous-time quantum walk on star graphs for N-fold star power graph, which are invariant under the quantum component of adjacency matrix, converges to continuous-time quantum walk on K{sub 2} graphs (complete graph with two vertices) and the probability of observing walk tends to the uniform distribution.
Pre-hospital Time Measures for Acute Stroke Patients
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Time Measures for Acute Stroke Patients Prasanthi Ramanujam,of California ,San Diego as having acute stroke by EMD,city paramedics or stroke neurologists transported to
Fast timing detectors for forward protons at the LHC
Albrow, Michael; /Fermilab
2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The author discusses the development of high precision timing detectors for high momentum protons at the LHC, and their application in studying exclusive Higgs boson production.
Electronic decoherence time for non-Born-Oppenheimer trajectories
Jasper, Ahren W.; Truhlar, Donald G. [Department of Chemistry and Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0431 (United States)
2005-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
An expression is obtained for the electronic decoherence time of the reduced density electronic matrix in mixed quantum-classical molecular-dynamics simulations. The result is obtained by assuming that decoherence is dominated by the time dependence of the overlap of minimum-uncertainty packets and then maximizing the rate with respect to the parameters of the wave packets. The expression for the decay time involves quantities readily available in non-Born-Oppenheimer molecular-dynamics simulations, and it is shown to have a reasonable form when compared with two other formulas for the decay time that have been previously proposed.
Real-Time Pricing of Electricity: An Assessment
Baughman, M. L.; Zarnikau, J.
. This paper reviews one of these new rate design proposals, "spot market" or "real-time" pricing, and discusses some recent implementations in Texas....
USB Interfacing and Real Time Data Plotting with MATLAB
Ashrafi, Ashkan
USB Interfacing and Real Time Data Plotting with MATLAB Department of Electrical and Computer................................................................................................................................3 MATLAB Programming....................................................................................................................................................6 MATLAB Realtime Plot Code
Varying the Population Size of Artificial Foraging Swarms on Time ...
Vitorino Ramos
2005-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
at each time step, the least fit species, they measured the size of mutation avalanches on the system. They concluded that the phenomenon follows a power law...
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division that places the Judith H Robins; Patricia A Mclenachan; Matthew J Phillips; Bennet J Mccomish; Elizabeth Matisoo-smith; Howard A Ross 36 Time Divergence, Timelock, and...
Guide to good practices for timely orders to operators
NONE
1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Timely Orders to Operators, Chapter XV of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing Timely Orders to Operators programs. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Timely Orders to Operators is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for timely orders to operators to promote safe and efficient operations.
Time-Domain Electromagnetics At Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area...
Activity: Time-Domain Electromagnetics At Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Colorado School of Mines and Imperial College London, 2011) Exploration Activity Details Location Neal...
Radio Astronomical Polarimetry and High-Precision Pulsar Timing
W. van Straten
2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z
A new method of matrix template matching is presented in the context of pulsar timing analysis. Pulse arrival times are typically measured using only the observed total intensity light curve. The new technique exploits the additional timing information available in the polarization of the pulsar signal by modeling the transformation between two polarized light curves in the Fourier domain. For a number of millisecond pulsars, arrival time estimates derived from polarimetric data are predicted to exhibit greater precision and accuracy than those derived from the total intensity alone. Furthermore, the transformation matrix produced during template matching may be used to calibrate observations of other point sources.
A Framework for Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture
Panahi, Mark; Nie, Weiran; Lin, Kwei-Jay
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and reasoning in service-oriented architectures, Journal offor Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture Mark Panahi,AbstractService-oriented architectures (SOA), though widely
Optimization Online - Stochastic Real-Time Scheduling of Wind ...
Alireza Soroudi
2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z
Jan 3, 2015 ... Stochastic Real-Time Scheduling of Wind-thermal Generation Units in an Electric Utility. Alireza Soroudi (alireza.soroudi ***at*** ucd.ie)
Historical Time Line and Information About the Hanford Site
Briggs Jr, David
2001-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
Historical time line of the Hanford Site spanning from 1940 through 1997, including photographs and other information regarding the town sites and living conditions.
Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems
2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
Our analysis indicates that it is possible to obtain energy savings of more ... building-wide, proactive, optimization, real-time, electricity markets, energy man-.
Forecasting the underlying potential governing climatic time series
Livina, V N; Mudelsee, M; Lenton, T M
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a technique of time series analysis, potential forecasting, which is based on dynamical propagation of the probability density of time series. We employ polynomial coefficients of the orthogonal approximation of the empirical probability distribution and extrapolate them in order to forecast the future probability distribution of data. The method is tested on artificial data, used for hindcasting observed climate data, and then applied to forecast Arctic sea-ice time series. The proposed methodology completes a framework for `potential analysis' of climatic tipping points which altogether serves anticipating, detecting and forecasting climate transitions and bifurcations using several independent techniques of time series analysis.
On the economic interpretation of time consistent dynamic stochastic ...
Birgit Rudloff
Based on rigorous mathematical foundations, we impel practical usage of time consistent models as we provide practitioners with an intuitive economic...
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Customer satisfaction 12;Heijunka Leveling cycle time Leveling g lean (waste) 12;LEVELING (Heijunka)LEVELING (Heijunka) Leveling in healthcare l b lab ...
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Customer satisfaction 12;Heijunka Leveling cycle time Leveling g lean (waste) 12;LEVELING (Heijunka)LEVELING (Heijunka) Leveling in healthcare l b lab ...
DOE Announces Webinars on Real Time Energy Management, Solar...
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typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars February 4: Live Webinar on Real Time...
Optimization Online - Real-Time Dispatchability of Bulk Power ...
Wei Wei
2015-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
Mar 16, 2015 ... Real-Time Dispatchability of Bulk Power Systems with Volatile Renewable Generations. Wei Wei (wei-wei04 ***at*** mails.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Real-Time Virus Trapping and Fluorescent Imaging in Microfluidic
Bashir, Rashid
particles; however, this method requires the samples to be dried, fixed, coated, and laboriously prepared time, the images were collected with a computer running a video image capture
Time-dependent seismic tomography and its application to the...
changes in Earth structure are commonly determined using local earthquake tomography computer programs that invert multiple seismic-wave arrival time data sets separately and...
Effects of time ordering in quantum nonlinear optics
Nicols Quesada; J. E. Sipe
2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z
We study time ordering corrections to the description of spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC), four wave mixing (SFWM) and frequency conversion (FC) using the Magnus expansion. Analytic approximations to the evolution operator that are unitary are obtained. They are Gaussian preserving, and allow us to understand order-by-order the effects of time ordering. We show that the corrections due to time ordering vanish exactly if the phase matching function is sufficiently broad. The calculation of the effects of time ordering on the joint spectral amplitude of the photons generated in spontaneous SPDC and SFWM are reduced to quadrature.
The robust vehicle routing problem with time windows
Agostinho Agra
2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
Oct 2, 2012 ... Abstract: This paper addresses the robust vehicle routing problem with time windows. We are motivated by a problem that arises in maritime...
Real-time Vehicle Reidentification System for Freeway Performance Measurements
Jeng, Shin-Ting
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Tok, A. (2005). Anonymous Vehicle Tracking for Real-timeField Investigation of Advanced Vehicle Reidentificationvariance, land changing, and vehicle heterogeneity. In:
Topeka's "Green Light Tunnel" Saves Fuel and Time | Department...
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The result is fewer stops, less travel time and -- most importantly -- a lot of saved gasoline. Sallie Glaize Project Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy What...
Time (in)consistency of multistage distributionally robust inventory ...
2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, there has been a growing interest in developing inventory control ... We study these phenomena in the context of managing an inventory over time,...
Scientists detect methane levels three times larger than expected...
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methane that actually preceded recent concerns about potential emissions from fracking," Dubey said. Scientists detect methane levels three times larger than expected over...
Combined Heat and Power: A Technology Whose Time Has Come
Ferraina, Steven
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology.Combined Heat and Power: A Technology Whose Time Has Comesteps to utilize the technology. 9 The average increase in
Multi-Boson Correlation Interferometry and Boson Sampling in Time
Vincenzo Tamma; Simon Laibacher
2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a general description of multi-boson interference based on correlated measurements in arbitrary passive linear interferometers for single input bosons with arbitrary temporal distributions. Our results allow us to fully describe boson sampling in time at the output of a random interferometer, in which the sampling takes place not only over the interferometer output ports but also over the joint-detection times. For any joint detection, both the time-dependent probability density and the time-averaged probability can be expressed by the permanents of matrices depending on the interferometer evolution and on the boson temporal distributions.
The robust stabilization problem for discrete-time descriptor systems
Claudiu Dinicu
2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z
Sep 23, 2014 ... Abstract: We investigate the robust stabilization problem for the descriptor discrete-time systems and build an optimal solution in the case when...
Reduced Space-Time and Time Costs Using Dislocation Codes and Arbitrary Ancillas
M. B. Hastings; A. Geller
2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z
We propose two distinct methods of improving quantum computing protocols based on surface codes. First, we analyze the use of dislocations instead of holes to produce logical qubits, potentially reducing spacetime volume required. Dislocations induce defects which, in many respects, behave like Majorana quasi-particles. We construct circuits to implement these codes and present fault-tolerant measurement methods for these and other defects which may reduce spatial overhead. One advantage of these codes is that Hadamard gates take exactly $0$ time to implement. We numerically study the performance of these codes using a minimum weight and a greedy decoder using finite-size scaling. Second, we consider state injection of arbitrary ancillas to produce arbitrary rotations. This avoids the logarithmic (in precision) overhead in online cost required if $T$ gates are used to synthesize arbitrary rotations. While this has been considered before, we consider also the parallel performance of this protocol. Arbitrary ancilla injection leads to a probabilistic protocol in which there is a constant chance of success on each round; we use an amortized analysis to show that even in a parallel setting this leads to only a constant factor slowdown as opposed to the logarithmic slowdown that might be expected naively.
Distribution Based Data Filtering for Financial Time Series Forecasting
Bailey, James
recent past. In this paper, we address the challenge of forecasting the behavior of time series using@unimelb.edu.au Abstract. Changes in the distribution of financial time series, particularly stock market prices, can of stock prices, which aims to forecast the future values of the price of a stock, in order to obtain
Phase-plane visualizations of gestural structure in expressive timing
Widmer, Gerhard
, and describe the construction of the phase-plane representa- tion from the time series using a functional has been one of the major topics in music perfor- mance research. As an expressive parameter, timing is used to clarify the musical structure of the piece (Clarke, 1988), among other things. Background
Analysis of Time Series Using Compact Model-Based Descriptions
Kriegel, Hans-Peter
Analysis of Time Series Using Compact Model-Based Descriptions Hans-Peter Kriegel, Peer Kr this is a combination of the coefficients 1, . . . , 3 representing the three input time series using a function f-of-the-art compression methods. The results are visually presented in a very concise way so that the user can easily
Towards Interactive Timing Analysis for Designing Reactive Systems
Towards Interactive Timing Analysis for Designing Reactive Systems Insa Fuhrmann David Broman Steven Smyth Reinhard von Hanxleden Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of California Interactive Timing Analysis for Designing Reactive Systems Insa Fuhrmann1 , David Broman2,3 , Steven Smyth1
APPARENT WATER OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT THE CARIBBEAN TIME SERIES STATION
Gilbes, Fernando
APPARENT WATER OPTICAL PROPERTIES AT THE CARIBBEAN TIME SERIES STATION Roy A. Armstrong, Jose M of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681 ABSTRACT The Caribbean Time Series, located 28 nautical miles in near- surface waters of the northeastern Caribbean Basin. Apparent optical properties such as, remote
Real-time Remote Sensing of Snowmobiles Emissions at
Denver, University of
Real-time Remote Sensing of Snowmobiles Emissions at Yellowstone National Park: An Oxygenated Fuel 68509 #12;Real-time Remote Sensing of Snowmobile Emissions at Yellowstone National Park 2 Executive emissions from snowmobiles. Ratios of CO, HC and toluene to CO2 were measured and used to calculate %CO, %HC
Finite time analysis of an endoreversible fuel cell A. Vaudrey
Paris-Sud XI, Universit de
Finite time analysis of an endoreversible fuel cell A. Vaudrey , P. Baucour, F. Lanzetta, R of this paper consists in a detailed thermodynamical description of a fuel cell, using finite time thermodynamics (FTT). Starting from the comparison beetween a reversible fuel cell and a Carnot heat engine
Optimal Time-of-Use Pricing For Residential Load Control
Kumar, Sunil
a novel algorithm for finding an optimum time-of-use electricity pricing in monopoly utility markets implementing a demand response strategy. Finally, the effect of demand response in electricity prices to changes in the price of electricity over time via incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity
Muller's ratchet clicks in finite time Julien Audiffren, Etienne Pardoux
Paris-Sud XI, Universit de
Muller's ratchet clicks in finite time Julien Audiffren, Etienne Pardoux Abstract We consider the accumulation of deleterious mutations in an asexual pop- ulation, a phenomenon known as Muller's ratchet, using, the ratchet clicks a.s. in finite time. That is to say the minimum number of deleterious mutations