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Strategies for improving traffic operations at oversaturated signalized diamond interchanges  

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street improvement goals should include improved traffic flow along with reductions in congestion, air pollution, and energy use, without major new construction. Super-street arterials, which are multi-lane arterials with limited access and a limited...STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING TRAFFIC OPERATIONS AT OVERSATURATED SIGNALIZED DIAMOND INTERCHANGES A Thesis by GEORGE CURTIS HERRICK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Herrick, George Curtis

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic flow wide-area surveillance system definition  

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Traffic Flow Wide-Area Surveillance (TFWAS) is a system for assessing the state of traffic flow over a wide area for enhanced traffic control and improved traffic management and planning. The primary purpose of a TFWAS system is to provide a detailed traffic flow description and context description to sophisticated traffic management and control systems being developed or envisioned for the future. A successful TFWAS system must possess the attributes of safety, reconfigurability, reliability, and expandability. The primary safety premise of TFWAS is to ensure that no action or failure of the TFWAS system or its components can result in risk of injury to humans. A wide variety of communication techniques is available for use with TFWAS systems. These communication techniques can be broken down into two categories, landlines and wireless. Currently used and possible future traffic sensing technologies have been examined. Important criteria for selecting TFWAS sensors include sensor capabilities, costs, operational constraints, sensor compatibility with the infrastructure, and extent. TFWAS is a concept that can take advantage of the strengths of different traffic sensing technologies, can readily adapt to newly developed technologies, and can grow with the development of new traffic control strategies. By developing innovative algorithms that will take information from a variety of sensor types and develop descriptions of traffic flows over a wide area, a more comprehensive understanding of the traffic state can be provided to the control system to perform the most reasonable control actions over the entire wide area. The capability of characterizing the state of traffic over an entire region should revolutionize developments in traffic control strategies.

Allgood, G.O.; Ferrell, R.K.; Kercel, S.W.; Abston, R.A.; Carnal, C.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Moynihan, P.I. [Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conservation Law Models for Traffic Flow  

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Conservation Law Models for Traffic Flow Alberto Bressan Mathematics Department, Penn State University http://www.math.psu.edu/bressan/ Alberto Bressan (Penn State) Scalar Conservation Laws 1 / 117 #12;Review of hyperbolic conservation laws Models of traffic flow, on a single road and on a network of roads

Bressan, Alberto

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Freeway Short-Term Traffic Flow Forecasting by Considering Traffic Volatility Dynamics and Missing Data Situations  

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, assuming constant variance when perform forecasting. This method does not consider the volatility nature of traffic flow data. This paper demonstrated that the variance part of traffic flow data is not constant, and dependency exists. A volatility model...

Zhang, Yanru

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting Air Traffic Flow Management with Agents Shawn R. Wolfe  

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Supporting Air Traffic Flow Management with Agents Shawn R. Wolfe Intelligent Systems Division NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 Shawn.R.Wolfe@nasa.gov Abstract Air traffic flow an agent-based system to facilitate mutually beneficial air traffic management decisions, and identify

Yorke-Smith, Neil

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A Kinematic Wave Traffic Flow Model for Mixed Traffic H. M. Zhang1  

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A Kinematic Wave Traffic Flow Model for Mixed Traffic H. M. Zhang1 Department of Civil-mail: wjin@ucdavis.edu ABSTRACT In this paper we extend the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards kinematic wave traffic kinematic wave model developed by Lighthill, Whitham (3) and Richards (4): t+(V())x=0, V( )Q(). (3

Mease, Kenneth D.

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Traffic flow models and service rules for complex production systems  

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Traffic flow models and service rules for complex production systems C. Ringhofer Abstract We emphasis is given to the implementation of service rules for complex systems, involving multiple product flow type models for complex production systems. Traffic flow models represent, in some sense

Ringhofer, Christian

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic flow Sample Search Results  

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flow Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and Control Applications Banavar Sridhar and Kapil Sheth Summary: Visualization of Air Traffic...

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Post processing large integer programming problems in air traffic flow management  

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The Federal Aviation Administration is keen to develop new strategies for air traffic control, in order to better tackle the numerous problems arising due to increasing traffic in the national air space. The Traffic Flow Management (TFM) problem...

Gangadharan, Rajesh

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the efficient detection of elephant flows in aggregated network traffic Javier Rivillo, Jose-Alberto Hernandez and Iain W. Phillips  

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On the efficient detection of elephant flows in aggregated network traffic Javier Rivillo, Jos, where usually a few flows carry most of the data. This is commonly refered to as "elephant and mice phenomenon". The performance of the network can be improved detecting the elephant flows and applying traffic

Haddadi, Hamed

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The inhomogeneous kinematic wave traffic flow model as a resonant nonlinear system  

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The inhomogeneous kinematic wave traffic flow model as a resonant nonlinear system December, 2000 W 95616 Abstract The kinematic wave traffic flow model for an inhomogeneous road is studied as a resonant conform to expectations. Introduction The kinematic wave traffic flow model of LWR was introduced

Mease, Kenneth D.

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Dynamic programming applied to maximizing traffic flow in parallel systems  

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Solution of the problem The Triple-Route Model 33 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION The control of traffic flow and congestion in freeway systems is a matter of increasing importance at a time when it. has become evident that it is impossible to construct... enough urban highway- to satisfy all of the traffic demand. It is necessary to seek ways to make more efficient u. e of existing freeways. Nattleworth (1, 2) and others (3, 4, 5, 6) have discussed various aspects of the control of freeway systems...

Anderson, Gerald Lee

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TRACKING ELEPHANT FLOWS IN INTERNET BACKBONE TRAFFIC WITH AN FPGA-BASED CACHE  

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TRACKING ELEPHANT FLOWS IN INTERNET BACKBONE TRAFFIC WITH AN FPGA-BASED CACHE Martin Zadnik an FPGA-friendly approach to track- ing elephant flows in network traffic. Our approach, Single Step elephant flows: con- servatively promoting potential elephants and evicting low- rate flows in LRU manner

Haddadi, Hamed

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Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow  

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Merging junctions are important network bottlenecks, and a better understanding of merging traffic dynamics has both theoretical and practical implications. In this paper, we present continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow which are consistent with discrete Cell Transmission Models with various distribution schemes. In particular, we develop a systematic approach to constructing kinematic wave solutions to the Riemann problem of merging traffic flow in supply-demand space. In the new framework, Riemann solutions on a link consist of an interior state and a stationary state, subject to admissible conditions such that there are no positive and negative kinematic waves on the upstream and downstream links respectively. In addition, various distribution schemes in Cell Transmission Models are considered entropy conditions. In the proposed analytical framework, we prove that the stationary states and boundary fluxes exist and are unique for the Riemann problem for both fair and constant distribution schemes. We also discuss two types of invariant merge models, in which local and discrete boundary fluxes are the same as global and continuous ones. With numerical examples, we demonstrate the validity of the analytical solutions of interior states, stationary states, and corresponding kinematic waves. Discussions and future studies are presented in the conclusion section.

Wen-Long Jin

2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Control of Traffic Lights and Vehicle Flows in Urban Road Networks  

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Based on fluid-dynamic and many-particle (car-following) simulations of traffic flows in (urban) networks, we study the problem of coordinating incompatible traffic flows at intersections. Inspired by the observation of self-organized oscillations of pedestrian flows at bottlenecks [D. Helbing and P. Moln\\'ar, Phys. Eev. E 51 (1995) 4282--4286], we propose a self-organization approach to traffic light control. The problem can be treated as multi-agent problem with interactions between vehicles and traffic lights. Specifically, our approach assumes a priority-based control of traffic lights by the vehicle flows themselves, taking into account short-sighted anticipation of vehicle flows and platoons. The considered local interactions lead to emergent coordination patterns such as ``green waves'' and achieve an efficient, decentralized traffic light control. While the proposed self-control adapts flexibly to local flow conditions and often leads to non-cyclical switching patterns with changing service sequences ...

Lämmer, Stefan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-learning IP Traffic Classification based on Statistical Flow Characteristics  

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and intrusion detection. The most common identification technique based on the inspection of `known port numbers or encrypted traffic. The authors of [1] propose signature-based methods to classify P2P traffic. AlthoughSelf-learning IP Traffic Classification based on Statistical Flow Characteristics Sebastian Zander1

Zander, Sebastian

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Automation cueing modulates cerebral blood flow and vigilance in a simulated air traffic control task  

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Automation cueing modulates cerebral blood flow and vigilance in a simulated air traffic control: Automation; vigilance; cerebral blood flow; mental workload; attentional resources. Automation cueing operator, depending on automation reliability. To assess these effects, transcranial Doppler sonography

Parasuraman, Raja

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Genetic fuzzy logic approach to local ramp metering control using microscopic traffic simulation.  

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??Ramp metering, one of the most effective solutions for improving motorway traffic flows, is playing increasingly important role in traffic management systems. Because of its… (more)

Yu, Xue Feng

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical Features of Spontaneous and Induced Traffic Breakdowns in Free Flow at Highway Bottlenecks  

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Based on an empirical study of real field traffic data measured in 1996--2014 through road detectors installed on German freeways, we reveal physical features of empirical nuclei for spontaneous traffic breakdown in free flow at highway bottlenecks. It is shown that the source of a nucleus for traffic breakdown is the solely difference between empirical spontaneous and induced traffic breakdowns at a highway bottleneck. Microscopic traffic simulations with a stochastic traffic flow model in the framework of three-phase theory explain the empirical findings. It turns out that in the most cases, a nucleus for empirical spontaneous traffic breakdown occurs through an interaction of one of waves in free flow with an empirical permanent speed disturbance localized at a highway bottleneck. The wave is a localized structure in free flow, in which the total flow rate is larger and the speed averaged across the highway is smaller than outside the wave. The waves in free flow appear due to oscilations in the percentage...

Kerner, Boris S; Klenov, Sergey L; Rehborn, Hubert; Leibel, Michael

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bellini: Ferrying Application Traffic Flows through Geo-distributed Datacenters in the Cloud  

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Bellini: Ferrying Application Traffic Flows through Geo-distributed Datacenters in the Cloud Zimu. To take full advantage of superior connectivities between geo-distributed datacenters, application traffic, implementing and deploying such inter- datacenter protocols for various applications, such as messaging

Li, Baochun

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A non-continuum approach to obtain a macroscopic model for the flow of traffic  

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by continuum models for the flow of traffic. The number of vehicles in a typical section of a freeway does not justify traffic being treated as a continuum. It is also important to recognize that the basic premises of kinetic theory are not appropriate...

Tyagi, Vipin

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptive traffic flow Sample Search Results  

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Report ISRN: SICS-T-200213-SE T2002:13 ISSN: 1100-3154 Summary: and Stability of Elephant flows in IP Traffic by Cecilia Borg August 2002 cilla@sics.se Swedish Institute... to...

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Intelligent Cruise Control design based on a traffic flow specification  

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The principal objectives of the Automated Highway graphics. System (AHS), an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control...

Huandra, Rusli

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization of Traffic Flow and Atmospheric Pollutant Flow in Urban Areas  

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and air pollutants using polygons and translucent particles. The system is applied for public roads around.transport.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp CCity modelity model Air pollutionAir pollution simsim.. TrafficTraffic simsim.. CCity modelity model Air pollutionAir pollution simsim.. TrafficTraffic simsim.. #12;

Tokyo, University of

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EECBG Success Story: Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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 Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeat Pump Models |Conduct,Final9: DraftPlant,Community' |DepartmentMoney |BigTraffic

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Improvement of the Road Traffic Management by an Ant-Hierarchical Fuzzy System  

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of an adaptive vehicle guidance system. The proposed method is implemented as a deliberative module of a vehicle quality in terms of time, fluidity, and adaptability. Index Terms--transportation, adaptive vehicle of ITS are the vehicle guidance [1], the optimization of the road traffic flow [2], the manage- ment

Casillas Barranquero, Jorge

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A Hamilton-Jacobi approach to junction problems and application to traffic flows  

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A Hamilton-Jacobi approach to junction problems and application to traffic flows C. Imbert , R of a model case of first order Hamilton-Jacobi equations posed on a "junction", that is to say the union of such problems. Keywords: Hamilton-Jacobi equations, discontinuous Hamiltonians, viscosity solutions, optimal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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For decades, traffic safety improvements have relied primarily upon engineering and enforcement solutions. If we are limited to those options, further  

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Traffic Safety Culture For decades, traffic safety improvements have relied primarily upon about driving ­ changing our traffic safety culture. A survey by the Center for Transportation Safety on the roads than drivers nationwide, as measured in the 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index published by the AAA

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Rinse trough with improved flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The troughs are suitable for one or more essentially planar objects having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs provide uniform rinse fluid flow over the objects` surfaces to accomplish a more thorough rinse than prior art troughs. 5 figs.

O`Hern, T.J.; Grasser, T.W.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterisation of Optical Flow Anomalies in Pedestrian Traffic Ernesto L. Andrade, Scott Blunsden and Robert B. Fisher  

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Characterisation of Optical Flow Anomalies in Pedestrian Traffic Ernesto L. Andrade, Scott Blunsden and Robert B. Fisher School of Informatics, Edinburgh University, UK eaneto@inf.ed.ac.uk, S.J.Blunsden@sms.ed.ac.uk, rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk ABSTRACT ­ This paper applies a video modelling technique to a surveillance scenario

Fisher, Bob

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An Empirical Investigation of the Impacts of Sun-Related Glare on Traffic Flow Paper 08-0773  

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An Empirical Investigation of the Impacts of Sun-Related Glare on Traffic Flow Paper 08 error, or in the worst case to an incident or a crash. Glare can be caused by sun, headlights of other at night, is often addressed with median barriers or glare screens. However, the effect of sun

Bertini, Robert L.

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Improving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275  

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Ballard1 ABSTRACT Improving work flow reliability is important for the productivity of linked productionImproving Work Flow Reliability Proceedings IGLC-7 275 IMPROVING WORK FLOW RELIABILITY Glenn units, and consequently for project cost and duration. One measure of work flow reliability is PPC

Tommelein, Iris D.

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A FLEXIBLE MODEL FOR TRAFFIC SIMULATION AND  

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accurate prediction of macroscopic traffic flows (in con- sistent with kinematic wave theory) under all

Sanner, Scott

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Improving Web Site Security with Data Flow Alexander Siumann Yip  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Improving Web Site Security with Data Flow Management by Alexander Siumann Yip S.B., Computer by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry P. Orlando Chair, Department Committee on Graduate Students #12;2 #12;Improving Web Site Security

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

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Streamlining Transportation Corridor Planning Processess: Freight and Traffic Information  

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The traffic investigation is one of the most important parts of an Environmental Impact Statement of projects involving the construction of new roadway facilities and/or the improvement of existing ones. The focus of the traffic analysis is on the determination of anticipated traffic flow characteristics of the proposed project, by the application of analytical methods that can be grouped under the umbrella of capacity analysis methodologies. In general, the main traffic parameter used in EISs to describe the quality of traffic flow is the Level of Service (LOS). The current state of the practice in terms of the traffic investigations for EISs has two main shortcomings. The first one is related to the information that is necessary to conduct the traffic analysis, and specifically to the lack of integration among the different transportation models and the sources of information that, in general, reside in GIS databases. A discussion of the benefits of integrating CRS&SI technologies and the transportation models used in the EIS traffic investigation is included. The second shortcoming is in the presentation of the results, both in terms of the appearance and formatting, as well as content. The presentation of traffic results (current and proposed) is discussed. This chapter also addresses the need of additional data, in terms of content and coverage. Regarding the former, other traffic parameters (e.g., delays) that are more meaningful to non-transportation experts than LOS, as well as additional information (e.g., freight flows) that can impact traffic conditions and safety are discussed. Spatial information technologies can decrease the negative effects of, and even eliminate, these shortcomings by making the relevant information that is input to the models more complete and readily available, and by providing the means to communicate the results in a more clear and efficient manner. The benefits that the application and use of CRS&SI technologies can provide to improve and expedite the traffic investigation part of the EIS process are presented.

Franzese, Oscar [ORNL

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Information Form Project Title Reducing Truck Emissions and Improving Truck Fuel Economy via ITS  

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Project Information Form Project Title Reducing Truck Emissions and Improving Truck Fuel Economy new traffic flow and traffic light control concepts with respect to emissions and fuel economy. Some

California at Davis, University of

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Improving application security with data flow assertions  

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Resin is a new language runtime that helps prevent security vulnerabilities, by allowing programmers to specify application-level data flow assertions. Resin provides policy objects, which programmers use to specify assertion ...

Yip, Alexander

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Radiant energy receiver having improved coolant flow control means  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved coolant flow control for use in radiant energy receivers of the type having parallel flow paths is disclosed. A coolant performs as a temperature dependent valve means, increasing flow in the warmer flow paths of the receiver, and impeding flow in the cooler paths of the receiver. The coolant has a negative temperature coefficient of viscosity which is high enough such that only an insignificant flow through the receiver is experienced at the minimum operating temperature of the receiver, and such that a maximum flow is experienced at the maximum operating temperature of the receiver. The valving is accomplished by changes in viscosity of the coolant in response to the coolant being heated and cooled. No remotely operated valves, comparators or the like are needed.

Hinterberger, H.

1980-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow of autonomous traffic on a single multi-lane street  

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We investigate the behaviour of an original traffic model. The model considers a single multi-lane street, populated by autonomous vehicles directed from either end to the other. Lanes have no intrinsic directionality, and the vehicles are inserted at random at either end and any lane. Collision avoidance is fully automatic and, to enhance the transport capacity of the street, vehicles form_trains_ in which they may travel at high speed quite close to the vehicle in front. We report on the transit times for vehicles under a wide variety of conditions: vehicle insertion probability & imbalance and their maximum speed distribution. We also outline an interesting feature of the model, that the complex interactions of many vehicles are considerably more powerful than a simple "keep left" directive which each vehicle should obey.

Polito, Federico

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED BIOMASS UTILIZATION THROUGH REMOTE FLOW SENSING  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The growth of the livestock industry provides a valuable source of affordable, sustainable, and renewable bioenergy, while also requiring the safe disposal of the large quantities of animal wastes (manure) generated at dairy, swine, and poultry farms. If these biomass resources are mishandled and underutilized, major environmental problems will be created, such as surface and ground water contamination, odors, dust, ammonia leaching, and methane emission. Anaerobic digestion of animal wastes, in which microorganisms break down organic materials in the absence of oxygen, is one of the most promising waste treatment technologies. This process produces biogas typically containing {approx}65% methane and {approx}35% carbon dioxide. The production of biogas through anaerobic digestion from animal wastes, landfills, and municipal waste water treatment plants represents a large source of renewable and sustainable bio-fuel. Such bio-fuel can be combusted directly, used in internal combustion engines, converted into methanol, or partially oxidized to produce synthesis gas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide) that can be converted to clean liquid fuels and chemicals via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Different design and mixing configurations of anaerobic digesters for treating cow manure have been utilized commercially and/or tested on a laboratory scale. These digesters include mechanically mixed, gas recirculation mixed, and slurry recirculation mixed designs, as well as covered lagoon digesters. Mixing is an important parameter for successful performance of anaerobic digesters. It enhances substrate contact with the microbial community; improves pH, temperature and substrate/microorganism uniformity; prevents stratification and scum accumulation; facilitates the removal of biogas from the digester; reduces or eliminates the formation of inactive zones (dead zones); prevents settling of biomass and inert solids; and aids in particle size reduction. Unfortunately, information and findings in the literature on the effect of mixing on anaerobic digestion are contradictory. One reason is the lack of measurement techniques for opaque systems such as digesters. Better understanding of the mixing and hydrodynamics of digesters will result in appropriate design, configuration selection, scale-up, and performance, which will ultimately enable avoiding digester failures. Accordingly, this project sought to advance the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the design, scale up, operation, and performance of cow manure anaerobic digesters with high solids loading. The project systematically studied parameters affecting cow manure anaerobic digestion performance, in different configurations and sizes by implementing computer automated radioactive particle tracking (CARPT), computed tomography (CT), and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and by developing novel multiple-particle CARPT (MP-CARPT) and dual source CT (DSCT) techniques. The accomplishments of the project were achieved in a collaborative effort among Washington University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Iowa Energy Center teams. The following investigations and achievements were accomplished: Systematic studies of anaerobic digesters performance and kinetics using various configurations, modes of mixing, and scales (laboratory, pilot plant, and commercial sizes) were conducted and are discussed in Chapter 2. It was found that mixing significantly affected the performance of the pilot plant scale digester ({approx}97 liter). The detailed mixing and hydrodynamics were investigated using computer automated radioactive particle tracking (CARPT) techniques, and are discussed in Chapter 3. A novel multiple particle tracking technique (MP-CARPT) technique that can track simultaneously up to 8 particles was developed, tested, validated, and implemented. Phase distribution was investigated using gamma ray computer tomography (CT) techniques, which are discussed in Chapter 4. A novel dual source CT (DSCT) technique was developed to measure the phase distribution of dyn

Washington University- St. Louis:; ,; Muthanna Al-Dahhan (Principal Investigator); E-mail: muthanna@wustl.edu; ,; Rajneesh Varma; Khursheed Karim; Mehul Vesvikar; Rebecca Hoffman; ,; Oak Ridge National Laboratory:; ,; David Depaoli, (Co-principal investigator); Email: depaolidw@ornl.gov; ,; Thomas Klasson; Alan L. Wintenberg; Charles W Alexander; Lloyd Clonts; ,; Iowa Energy Center; ,; ,; Norm Olson; Email: nolson@energy.iastate.edu

2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Multi-processor Scheduling for Flow Time and Energy  

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. To Prudence W. H. Wong October 29, 2009 Abstract Energy usage has been an important concern in recent research energy usage is dynamic speed scaling (see, e.g., [8, 14, 24, 28]) where the processor can vary its speedImproved Multi-processor Scheduling for Flow Time and Energy Tak-Wah Lam Lap-Kei Lee Isaac K. K

Wong, Prudence W.H.

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The use of a simple cellular automata model as a testbed for kinetic theories of vehicular traffic flow  

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The broad objective of this thesis is to explore the potential for the use of Cellular Automata (CA) models to provide a testbed for comparison of different kinetic models of vehicular traffic. We intend to develop a quantitative technique...

Raney, Bryan Keith

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards practical implementation of computational solution of the Kinematic -wave Model for simulating traffic-flow scenarios  

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The Kinematic-wave model is one of the models proposed to simulate vehicular traffic. It has not received widespread use because of poor understanding of associated interface conditions and early use of incorrect numerical schemes used. This thesis...

Kumar, Nishant

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic culture human factors & traffic safety  

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Traffic culture human factors & traffic safety by Dr.-Ing. Haraldur Sigþórsson and Dr.-Ing. Stefán) Culture, traffic culture and traffic safety culture are interrelated Culture www.hr.is 3 Traffic Culture Traffic safety culture What is culture? · A culture is a collection of behavioral patterns that are found

Karlsson, Brynjar

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic operations Sample Search Results  

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Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and Control Applications Banavar Sridhar and Kapil Sheth Summary: Visualization of Air Traffic...

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Scalability of dynamic traffic assignment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research develops a systematic approach to analyze the computational performance of Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models and provides solution techniques to improve their scalability for on-line applications for ...

Wen, Yang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On traffic analysis attacks and countermeasures  

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. To detect the connectivity of a flow, an adversary may embed a recognizable pattern of marks into traffic flows by interference. We have proposed new countermeasures based on the digital filtering technology. Experimental results have demonstrated...

Fu, Xinwen

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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COUNTERCURRENT FLOW LIMITATION EXPERIMENTS AND MODELING FOR IMPROVED REACTOR SAFETY  

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This project is investigating countercurrent flow and “flooding” phenomena in light water reactor systems to improve reactor safety of current and future reactors. To better understand the occurrence of flooding in the surge line geometry of a PWR, two experimental programs were performed. In the first, a test facility with an acrylic test section provided visual data on flooding for air-water systems in large diameter tubes. This test section also allowed for development of techniques to form an annular liquid film along the inner surface of the “surge line” and other techniques which would be difficult to verify in an opaque test section. Based on experiences in the air-water testing and the improved understanding of flooding phenomena, two series of tests were conducted in a large-diameter, stainless steel test section. Air-water test results and steam-water test results were directly compared to note the effect of condensation. Results indicate that, as for smaller diameter tubes, the flooding phenomena is predominantly driven by the hydrodynamics. Tests with the test sections inclined were attempted but the annular film was easily disrupted. A theoretical model for steam venting from inclined tubes is proposed herein and validated against air-water data. Empirical correlations were proposed for air-water and steam-water data. Methods for developing analytical models of the air-water and steam-water systems are discussed, as is the applicability of the current data to the surge line conditions. This report documents the project results from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008.

Vierow, Karen

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards improved methods for determining porous media multiphase flow functions  

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to the empirical relation by using the three-dimensional saturation and relaxation data. 7 CHAPTER II ESTIMATION OF POROUS MEDIA FLOW FUNCTIONS Multiphase flow functions are required to simulate the flow of multiple fluid phases through porous media....3) Snw + Sw = 1: (2.4) Together with boundary and initial conditions, Eqs. (2.1)-(2.4) provide a mathemat- ical model of three-dimensional, two-phase fluid flow in porous media. Several properties have to be specified in the above model. The densities...

Xue, Song

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-lane hybrid traffic flow model: a theory on the impacts of lane-changing maneuvers  

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is parsimonious; it requires only one more parameter than the simple kinematic wave model. The extra parameter flow models do not address lane-changing phenomena properly. Extensions to kinematic wave (KW) theory

Daganzo, Carlos F.

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Gas flow means for improving efficiency of exhaust hoods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus is described for inhibiting the flow of contaminants in an exhaust enclosure toward an individual located adjacent an opening into the exhaust enclosure by providing a gas flow toward a source of contaminants from a position in front of an individual to urge said contaminants away from the individual toward a gas exit port. The apparatus comprises a gas manifold which may be worn by a person as a vest. The manifold has a series of gas outlets on a front face thereof facing away from the individual and toward the contaminants to thereby provide a flow of gas from the front of the individual toward the contaminants. 15 figures.

Gadgil, A.J.

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving web site security with data flow management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation describes two systems, RESIN and BFLow, whose goal is to help Web developers build more secure Web sites. RESIN and BFLOW use data flow management to help reduce the security risks of using buggy or ...

Yip, Alexander Siumann, 1979-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

as the device performed as expected, with no discernible harm to river-dwelling fish. Free Flow has also completed preliminary designs of utility-scale installations at a...

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Microsoft Word - Hanford Site Traffic Safety Improvements FACT SHEET V5 WO One Way Option.docx  

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Improved Flow-Field Structures for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells  

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The direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is ideal if high energy-density liquid fuels are required. Liquid fuels have advantages over compressed hydrogen including higher energy density and ease of handling. Although state-of-the-art DMFCs exhibit manageable degradation rates, excessive fuel crossover diminishes system energy and power density. Although use of dilute methanol mitigates crossover, the concomitant lowering of the gross fuel energy density (GFED) demands a complex balance-of-plant (BOP) that includes higher flow rates, external exhaust recirculation, etc. An alternative approach is redesign of the fuel delivery system to accommodate concentrated methanol. NuVant Systems Inc. (NuVant) will maximize the GFED by design and assembly of a DMFC that uses near neat methanol. The approach is to tune the diffusion of highly concentrated methanol (to the anode catalytic layer) to the back-diffusion of water formed at the cathode (i.e. in situ generation of dilute methanol at the anode layer). Crossover will be minimized without compromising the GFED by innovative integration of the anode flow-field and the diffusion layer. The integrated flow-field-diffusion-layers (IFDLs) will widen the current and potential DMFC operating ranges and enable the use of cathodes optimized for hydrogen-air fuel cells.

Gurau, Bogdan

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal flow aids reduce coke plant operating costs and improve production rates  

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Chemical coal flow aids can provide many benefits to coke plants, including improved production rates, reduced maintenance and lower cleaning costs. This article discusses the mechanisms by which coal flow aids function and analyzes several successful case histories. 2 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

Bedard, R.A.; Bradacs, D.J.; Kluck, R.W.; Roe, D.C.; Ventresca, B.P.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USING TIME-LAPSE SEISMIC MEASUREMENTS TO IMPROVE FLOW MODELING OF CO2 INJECTION  

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Marly. The EOR process in the RCP section of the Weyburn Field uses CO2 and water injection to displaceUSING TIME-LAPSE SEISMIC MEASUREMENTS TO IMPROVE FLOW MODELING OF CO2 INJECTION IN THE WEYBURN, particularly CO2. Time lapse seismic monitoring has motivated changes to the reservoir description in a flow

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Understanding mechanisms of flow instability leads to improved control of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

stability · Turbulence conditioning and boundary layer trimming in nozzle dramatically improves jet quality UC Berkeley data Re = 100,000 L/D = 44 Re = 75,000 L/D = 44 w/ conditioning w/o conditioning #12 Preserving Heat in the Air Temperature Rise in the Air Earth I.R.:Infra Red I.R. Absorption Sun Air I

Abdou, Mohamed

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Analysis of Elephant Users in Broadband Network Traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Analysis of Elephant Users in Broadband Network Traffic P´eter Megyesi and S´andor Moln´ar High,molnar}@tmit.bme.hu Abstract. Elephant and mice phenomena of network traffic flows have been an interesting research area is caused by a small percentage of large flows, called the elephants. In this paper, we investigate the same

Molnár, Sándor

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Fermilab | Traffic Safety at Fermilab |  

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Submit a SuggestionQuestion Fermilab traffic rules (FESHM 9010) Fermilab traffic accident statistics Traffic safety awareness training Resources Texting While Driving...

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Making the Traffic Operations Case for Congestion Pricing: Operational Impacts of Congestion Pricing  

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Congestion begins when an excess of vehicles on a segment of roadway at a given time, resulting in speeds that are significantly slower than normal or 'free flow' speeds. Congestion often means stop-and-go traffic. The transition occurs when vehicle density (the number of vehicles per mile in a lane) exceeds a critical level. Once traffic enters a state of congestion, recovery or time to return to a free-flow state is lengthy; and during the recovery process, delay continues to accumulate. The breakdown in speed and flow greatly impedes the efficient operation of the freeway system, resulting in economic, mobility, environmental and safety problems. Freeways are designed to function as access-controlled highways characterized by uninterrupted traffic flow so references to freeway performance relate primarily to the quality of traffic flow or traffic conditions as experienced by users of the freeway. The maximum flow or capacity of a freeway segment is reached while traffic is moving freely. As a result, freeways are most productive when they carry capacity flows at 60 mph, whereas lower speeds impose freeway delay, resulting in bottlenecks. Bottlenecks may be caused by physical disruptions, such as a reduced number of lanes, a change in grade, or an on-ramp with a short merge lane. This type of bottleneck occurs on a predictable or 'recurrent' basis at the same time of day and same day of week. Recurrent congestion totals 45% of congestion and is primarily from bottlenecks (40%) as well as inadequate signal timing (5%). Nonrecurring bottlenecks result from crashes, work zone disruptions, adverse weather conditions, and special events that create surges in demand and that account for over 55% of experienced congestion. Figure 1.1 shows that nonrecurring congestion is composed of traffic incidents (25%), severe weather (15%), work zones, (10%), and special events (5%). Between 1995 and 2005, the average percentage change in increased peak traveler delay, based on hours spent in traffic in a year, grew by 22% as the national average of hours spent in delay grew from 36 hours to 44 hours. Peak delay per traveler grew one-third in medium-size urban areas over the 10 year period. The traffic engineering community has developed an arsenal of integrated tools to mitigate the impacts of congestion on freeway throughput and performance, including pricing of capacity to manage demand for travel. Congestion pricing is a strategy which dynamically matches demand with available capacity. A congestion price is a user fee equal to the added cost imposed on other travelers as a result of the last traveler's entry into the highway network. The concept is based on the idea that motorists should pay for the additional congestion they create when entering a congested road. The concept calls for fees to vary according to the level of congestion with the price mechanism applied to make travelers more fully aware of the congestion externality they impose on other travelers and the system itself. The operational rationales for the institution of pricing strategies are to improve the efficiency of operations in a corridor and/or to better manage congestion. To this end, the objectives of this project were to: (1) Better understand and quantify the impacts of congestion pricing strategies on traffic operations through the study of actual projects, and (2) Better understand and quantify the impacts of congestion pricing strategies on traffic operations through the use of modeling and other analytical methods. Specifically, the project was to identify credible analytical procedures that FHWA can use to quantify the impacts of various congestion pricing strategies on traffic flow (throughput) and congestion.

Chin, Shih-Miao [ORNL; Hu, Patricia S [ORNL; Davidson, Diane [ORNL

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Managed Environmental Water Use: Shasta River Flow and Temperature Modeling  

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i Improving Managed Environmental Water Use: Shasta River Flow and Temperature Modeling By SARAH and perhaps reduce some water management conflicts. Additional research for managing environmental water use manage water supplies and demands to increase water use efficiency through conservation, water markets

Lund, Jay R.

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Interim Columbia and Snake rivers flow improvement measures for salmon: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)  

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Public comments are sought on this final SEIS, which supplements the 1992 Columbia River Salmon Flow Measures Options Analysis (OA)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation proposes five alternatives to improve flows of water in the lower Columbia-Snake rivers in 1993 and future years to assist the migration of juvenile and adult anadromous fish past eight hydropower dams. These are: (1) Without Project (no action) Alternative, (2) the 1992 Operation, (3) the 1992 Operation with Libby/Hungry Horse Sensitivity, (4) a Modified 1992 Operation with Improvements to Salmon Flows from Dworshak, and (5) a Modified 1992 Operation with Upper Snake Sensitivity. Alternative 4, Modified 1992 Operations, has been identified as the preferred alternative.

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1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic Sample Search Results  

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Pollutant Flow in Urban Areas Summary: .transport.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp CCity modelity model Air pollutionAir pollution simsim.. TrafficTraffic simsim.. CCity modelity model... Air...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic control Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air traffic control Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and...

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Traffic Management Specialist  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The incumbent in this position will serve as a Traffic Management Specialist for BPAs Transmission Business Line (TBL) and oversee commercial transportation services for the movement of materials...

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Evaluation of teenage driver understanding of traffic control devices  

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. . Signals Continually Misunderstood Traffic Control Devices . . Before and After Results 52 54 55 55 57 . 60 . . 65 . 72 81 81 . 83 . 84 . . 85 . . 87 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued) CHAPTER Page V CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, , . . 88... Misunderstood from 1978 TTI Study 12 4 Traffic Control Devices Needing Improvements from 1981 TTI Study . . . . . . 13 5 Targeted Traffic Control Devices from 1990 TTI Study . . 6 Basic Shapes and Colors Included in the Final Survey . . . 7 Regulatory Signs...

Ford, Garry Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0163-S: Supplemental EIS/1993 Interim Columbia and Snake Rivers Flow Improvement Measures for Salmon  

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Walla Walla District has prepared this statement to assess alternatives to improve flows of water in the lower Columbia-Snake rivers in 1993 and future years to assist the migration of juvenile and adult anadromous fish past eight hydropower dams. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration served as a cooperating agency in developing this supplement due to its key role in direct operation of the integrated and coordinated Columbia-Snake River System, and adopted this statement in March of 1993. This statement supplements the 1992 Columbia River Salmon Flow Measures Options Analysis Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluated ways to alter water management operations in 1992 on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to enhance the survival of wild Snake River salmon.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic management Sample Search Results  

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Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Visualization of Air Traffic Flow for Modeling and Control Applications Banavar Sridhar and Kapil Sheth Summary: flexible system with higher...

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Hybrid Traffic Data Collection Roadmap: Pilot Procurement of Third-Party Traffic Data  

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Traffic Management Systems PROBE DATA QUALITY VISUALIZATIONin Traffic Management Systems EXTEND PROBE DATA QUALITYquality, accuracy, and availability of traffic data Traffic system management

Alexandre, Bayen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Getting Traffic Lights Talking to Improve Topeka's Traffic Tunnel |  

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LUNAR SOIL SIMULATION TRAFFICABILITY PARAMETERS  

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LUNAR SOIL SIMULATION and TRAFFICABILITY PARAMETERS by W. David Carrier, III Lunar Geotechnical.0 RECOMMENDED LUNAR SOIL TRAFFICABILITY PARAMETERS Table 9.14 in the Lunar Sourcebook (Carrier et al. 1991, p. 529) lists the current recommended lunar soil trafficability parameters: bc = 0.017 N/cm2 bN = 35° K

Rathbun, Julie A.

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FPGA Based Real-time Network Traffic Analysis using Traffic Dispersion Patterns  

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The problem of Network Traffic Classification (NTC) has attracted significant amount of interest in the research community, offering a wide range of solutions at various levels. The core challenge is in addressing high amounts of traffic diversity found in today's networks. The problem becomes more challenging if a quick detection is required as in the case of identifying malicious network behavior or new applications like peer-to-peer traffic that have potential to quickly throttle the network bandwidth or cause significant damage. Recently, Traffic Dispersion Graphs (TDGs) have been introduced as a viable candidate for NTC. The TDGs work by forming a network wide communication graphs that embed characteristic patterns of underlying network applications. However, these patterns need to be quickly evaluated for mounting real-time response against them. This paper addresses these concerns and presents a novel solution for real-time analysis of Traffic Dispersion Metrics (TDMs) in the TDGs. We evaluate the dispersion metrics of interest and present a dedicated solution on an FPGA for their analysis. We also present analytical measures and empirically evaluate operating effectiveness of our design. The mapped design on Virtex-5 device can process 7.4 million packets/second for a TDG comprising of 10k flows at very high accuracies of over 96%.

Khan, F; Gokhale, M; Chuah, C N

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Bubble Size Control to Improve Oxygen-Based Bleaching: Characterization of Flow Regimes in Pulp-Water-Gas Three-Phase Flows  

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Flow characteristics of fibrous paper pulp-water-air slurries were investigated in a vertical circular column 1.8 m long, with 5.08 cm diameter. Flow structures, gas holdup (void fraction), and the geometric and population characteristics of gas bubbles were experimentally investigated, using visual observation, Gamma-ray densitometry, and flash X-ray photography. Five distinct flow regimes could be visually identified: dispersed bubbly, layered bubbly, plug, churn-turbulent, and slug. Flow regime maps were constructed, and the regime transition lines were found to be sensitive to consistency. The feasibility of using artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the identification of the flow regimes, using the statistical characteristics of pressure fluctuations measured by a single pressure sensor, was demonstrated. Local pressure fluctuations at a station were recorded with a minimally-intrusive transducer. Three-layer, feed-forward ANNs were designed that could identify the four major flow patterns (bubbly, plug, churn, and slug) well. The feasibility of a transportable artificial neural network (ANN) - based technique for the classification of flow regimes was also examined. Local pressures were recorded at three different locations using three independent but similar transducers. An ANN was designed, trained and successfully tested for the classification of the flow regimes using one of the normalized pressure signals (from Sensor 1). The ANN trained and tested for Sensor 1 predicted the flow regimes reasonably well when applied directly to the other two sensors, indicating a good deal of transportability. An ANN-based method was also developed, whereby the power spectrum density characteristics of other sensors were adjusted before they were used as input to the ANN that was based on Sensor 1 alone. The method improved the predictions. The gas-liquid interfacial surface area concentration was also measured in the study. The gas absorption technique was applied, using CO2 as the transferred species and sodium hydroxide as the alkaline agent in water. Statistical analysis was performed to identify the parametric dependencies. The experimental data were empirically correlated.

S.M. Ghiaasiaan and Seppo Karrila

2006-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Variability in continuous traffic monitoring data  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Each state in the United States can be viewed as a universe of road segments. For each road segment in each state, it is desired to know various traffic characteristics based on count data, classification count data, and weigh-in-motion data. These data are absolutely essential for highway design, maintenance, safety, and planning. Given no cost constraints, each road segment would be continuously monitored every day of the year. However, in practice, a few road segments are monitored continuously every day of the year to produce annual characteristics of traffic flow. The remaining road segments are monitored for one or two days each year, and this resulting data are `adjusted` (using factors based on data collected from the continuously monitored road segments) to produce estimates of annual characteristics. With this general approach, each state strives to provide estimates of annual characteristics for each road segment within its jurisdiction. In 1985, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the Traffic Monitoring Guide to assist states in achieving this end. As with almost any data collection effort, the monitoring data suffers from errors from many sources. In this paper, we report some empirical findings in a research project sponsored by the FHWA. This research project studied the variability in the traffic data from the continuously monitored road segments from state(s) and, the extent to which this variability is transferred to and affects the precision of the data produced from the road segments which are monitored only one or two days each year. The ultimate hope is that states will eventually be able to not only publish an estimate of a characteristic such as Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) for each road segment, but also that each estimate will be accompanied by a statement expressing how good the estimate is in terms of its estimated variability or precision, which will likely be expressed as a coefficient of variation.

Wright, T.; Hu, P.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Young, J. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Surge Flow Irrigation Efficiency Based on Analysis of Infiltration and Hydrodynamic Effects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

areas were: a) development of a surge flow infiltration model; b) the effect Or wetted perimeter on infiltration in furrow; c) design, construction, and calibration of a physical model of an irrigation border/furrow; and d) development of a surge flow...

Smerdon, Ernest T.; Blair, Allie W.

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EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF TIME-DEPENDENT ACCUMULATION PREDICTIONS IN CONGESTED TRAFFIC  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with a streamlined version of the kinematic wave theory that does not rely on ambiguous traffic stream, it is fair to ask whether these complexities prevent a theory of waves (such as the kinematic wave (KW traffic at random but predictable speeds, i.e., as waves (see e.g. [1-5]), plots of flow-density data have

Smilowitz, Karen

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The dynamic classification and identification of network applications responsible for network traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-taps based on statistical summaries of traffic details) Intrusion detection (detect suspicious activities Dynamic access control (adaptive firewalls that can detect forbidden applications, Denial of Service (Do for network traffic flows offers substantial benefits to a number of key areas in IP network engineering

Zander, Sebastian

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Hanford Safety Traffic Improvements - Hanford Site  

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Real-Time Traffic Maps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

d. (2007). Barcelona Traffic Map. Barcelona. 2007. Berendt,Spatial Thinking with Geographic Maps: An Empirical Study.Data on Choropleth Maps in Series." Annals of the

Goldsberry, Kirk Patrick

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ignition, cold flow improvers, additives offer options to boost diesel cetane  

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The options of investing in processing for cetane improvement, whether modifications to existing units or the construction of new units, can be costly. Additives are used to improve cetane quality. Depending on the function of the additive, the effect can be either direct or indirect. The following sections discuss some of the available additives and their applications and costs.

Collins, J.M.; Unzelman, G.H.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving electricity production in tubular microbial fuel cells through optimizing the anolyte flow with spiral spacers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Improving electricity production in tubular microbial fuel cells through optimizing the anolyte h l i g h t s " The spiral spacers improve electricity production in tubular microbial fuel cells fuel cells Spiral spacers Energy Wastewater treatment a b s t r a c t The use of spiral spacers

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Artificial Immune System based urban traffic control  

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traffic. The traffic was micro-simulated with each car on a two junction road system modeled individually. The cars themselves were programmed with 'personalities' to better simulate real traffic. A novel AIS was developed to detect, predict, and control...

Negi, Pallav

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment on ATM traffic analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiently utilizing the underlying network resources, one must have some proper methods to analyze the performance of the ATM network. In this thesis, we studied the traffic characteristics in the ATM networks and the traffic modeling. To do this, we used...

Liang, Chai

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scheduling Automated Traffic on a Network of Arvind Giridhar and P.R. Kumar  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

vehicles which are au- tomatically driven along smart highways and/or city roads [2], [3]. Such automation consider the problem of scheduling automated traffic in a city. Such automatic scheduling can improve algorithm and evaluate its performance through simulations. Index Terms: Traffic scheduling, smart vehicles

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Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuations  

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There are many instances in which it is possible to plan ahead for an emergency evacuation (e.g., a chemical processing facility explosion). For those cases, if an accident were to happen, then the best evacuation plan for the prevailing network and weather conditions would be deployed. In other cases (e.g., the derailment of a train transporting hazardous materials), there may not be any previously developed plan to be implemented, and decisions must be made ad-hoc on how to proceed with an emergency evacuation. In both situations, the availability of real-time traffic information plays a critical role in the management of the evacuation operations. Due to cost constraints, only large urban areas have traffic sensor deployments that permit access to some sort of real-time traffic information; an evacuation taking place in other areas of the country would have to proceed without real-time traffic information. In order to improve operations during a vehicular emergency evacuation anywhere, a system of sensors that uses newly developed real-time traffic-information-gathering technologies to assess traffic conditions and to detect incidents on the main evacuation routes is presented in this paper. A series of tests, both in a controlled environment and in the field, were conducted to study the feasibility of such a system of traffic sensors and to assess its ability to provide real-time traffic information during an emergency evacuation. The results of these tests indicated that the prototype sensors are reliable and accurate for the type of application that is the focus of this paper.

Franzese, Oscar [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Li [Mississippi State University (MSU)] [Mississippi State University (MSU); Mahmoud, Anas M. [Mississippi State University (MSU)] [Mississippi State University (MSU)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY VIA OPTIMIZED CHARGE MOTION AND SLURRY FLOW IN PLANT SCALE SAG MILLS  

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The U.S. mining industry operates approximately 80 semi-autogenesis grinding mills (SAG) throughout the United States. Depending on the mill size the SAG mills draws between 2 MW and 17 MW. The product from the SAG mill is further reduced in size using pebble crushers and ball mills. Hence, typical gold or copper ore requires between 2.0 and 7.5 kWh per ton of energy to reduce the particle size. Considering a typical mining operation processes 10,000 to 100,000 tons per day the energy expenditure in grinding is 50 percent of the cost of production of the metal. A research team from the University of Utah is working to make inroads into saving energy in these SAG mills. In 2003, Industries of the Future Program of the Department of Energy tasked the University of Utah team to build a partnership between the University and the mining industry for the specific purpose of reducing energy consumption in SAG mills. A partnership was formed with Cortez Gold Mines, Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation, Process Engineering Resources Inc. and others. In the current project, Cortez Gold Mines played a key role in facilitating the 26-ft SAG mill at Cortez as a test mill for this study. According to plant personnel, there were a number of unscheduled shut downs to repair broken liners and the mill throughput fluctuated depending on ore type. The University team had two softwares, Millsoft and FlowMod to tackle the problem. Millsoft is capable of simulating the motion of charge in the mill. FlowMod calculates the slurry flow through the grate and pulp lifters. Based on this data the two models were fine-tuned to fit the Cortez SAG will. In the summer of 2004 a new design of shell lifters were presented to Cortez and in September 2004 these lifters were installed in the SAG mill. By December 2004 Cortez Mines realized that the SAG mill is drawing approximately 236-kW less power than before while maintaining the same level of production. In the first month there was extreme cycling and operators had to learn more. Now the power consumption is 0.3-1.3 kWh/ton lower than before. The actual SAG mill power draw is 230-370 kW lower. Mill runs 1 rpm lesser in speed on the average. The re-circulation to the cone crusher is reduced by 1-10%, which means more efficient grinding of critical size material is taking place in the mill. All of the savings have resulted in reduction of operating cost be about $0.023-$0.048/ ton.

Raj K. Rajamani; Sanjeeva Latchireddi; Sravan K. Prathy; Trilokyanath Patra

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LED traffic lights: New technology signals major energy savings  

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Using light-emitting diode technology to replace incandescent lamps in traffic signals promises energy savings upwards of 60 percent for each of the estimated quarter of a million controlled intersections in the United States. LED units use only 9 to 25 watts instead of the 67 to 150 watts used by each incandescent lamp. Though their first cost is relatively high, energy savings result in paybacks of 1 to 5 years. LED retrofit kits are available for red signal disks and arrows, and installations in several states have proven successful, although minor improvements are addressing concerns about varying light output and controller circuitry. Retrofitting green lamps is not yet feasible, because color standards of the Institute of Traffic Engineers cannot be met with existing LED technology. Yellow lamps have such low duty factors (they`re on only 3 percent of the time) that retrofitting with LED signals is not cost-effective. LEDs last much longer than incandescents, allowing municipalities to not only reduce their electricity bills, but to save on maintenance costs as well. As further incentive, some utilities are beginning to implement rebate programs for LED traffic signal retrofits. Full approval of LED units is still awaited from the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE), the standard-setting body for traffic safety devices. Local and state governments ultimately decide what specifications to require for traffic lights, and the growing body of successful field experience with LEDs appears to be raising their comfort level with the technology. The California Department of Transportation is developing an LED traffic light specification, and two California utilities, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric, have provided rebates for some pilot installations.

Houghton, D.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Preemption strategy for traffic signals at intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings  

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delay are given less consideration or ignored completely. Consequently, state-of-the-practice strategies may cause serious pedestrian safety and efficiency problems at IHRGCs. Therefore, there is a definite need for research on how to improve traffic...

Cho, Hanseon

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Predictions of Carbon Tetrachloride Contaminant Flow and Transport: Implementation of Kinetic Volatilization and Multicomponent NAPL Behavior  

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Carbon tetrachloride (CT) was discharged to waste sites that are included in the 200-PW-1 Operable Unit in Hanford 200 West Area. Fluor Hanford, Inc. is conducting a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) for the 200-PW-1 Operable Unit. The RI/FS process and remedial investigations for the 200-PW-1, 200 PW-3, and 200-PW-6 Operable Units are described in the Plutonium/Organic-Rich Process Condensate/Process Waste Groups Operable Unit RI/FS Work Plan. As part of this overall effort, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was contracted to improve the STOMP simulator (White and Oostrom, 2006) by incorporating kinetic volatilization of nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPL) and multicomponent flow and transport. This work supports the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) efforts to characterize the nature and distribution of CT in the 200 West Area and subsequently select an appropriate final remedy. Previous numerical simulation results with the STOMP simulator have overestimated the effect of soil vapor extraction (SVE) on subsurface CT, showing rapid removal of considerably more CT than has actually been recovered so far. These previous multiphase simulations modeled CT mass transfer between phases based on equilibrium partitioning. Equilibrium volatilization can overestimate volatilization because mass transfer limitations present in the field are not considered. Previous simulations were also conducted by modeling the NAPL as a single component, CT. In reality, however, the NAPL mixture disposed of at the Hanford site contained several non-volatile and nearly insoluble organic components, resulting in time-variant fluid properties as the CT component volatilized or dissolved over time. Simulation of CT removal from a DNAPL mixture using single-component DNAPL properties typically leads to an overestimation of CT removal. Other possible reasons for the discrepancy between observed and simulated CT mass removal during SVE are differences between the actual and simulated (1) SVE flow rates, (2) fluid-media properties, and (3) disposal history (volumes, rates, and timing). In this report, numerical implementation of kinetic volatilization and multicomponent DNAPL flow and transport into the STOMP simulator (White and Oostrom, 2006) is described. The results of several test cases are presented and explained. The addition of these two major code enhancements increases the ability of the STOMP simulator to model complex subsurface flow and transport processes involving CT at the Hanford site.

Oostrom, Martinus; Zhang, Z. F.; Freedman, Vicky L.; Tartakovsky, Guzel D.

2008-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Congestion on the Internet : operator responses, economic analysis, and improving the network architecture  

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Our thesis presents the results of monitoring traffic management techniques of network providers. We find that in addition to complete blocking of traffic flows on some transport layer ports, providers are also actively ...

Bauer, Steven J. (Steven Joseph), 1976-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Detection of Content and Packet Flow Anomalies at Enterprise Network Gateway  

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This dissertation investigates modeling techniques and computing algorithms for detection of anomalous contents and traffic flows of ingress Internet traffic at an enterprise network gateway. Anomalous contents refer to a large volume of ingress...

Lin, Sheng-Ya

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan  

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan in IP Traffic Yousra Chabchoub , Christine Fricker and Philippe to detect port scan attacks in IP traffic. Only relevant information about destination IP addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Division of IT Convergence Engineering Datacenter Traffic Monitoring  

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Division of IT Convergence Engineering Datacenter Traffic Monitoring Using Traffic Mirroring, Korea 3 School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada In these days, datacenter traffic has been increased rapidly. Monitoring datacenter traffic is more difficult than conventional Internet

Boutaba, Raouf

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes  

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Topeka, Kansas has activated the first of three key traffic corridors to receive a "green light tunnel," a real-time adaptive traffic signal system that synchronizes signals to create a series of...

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Traffic tolerance and recovery of bermudagrass  

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fertility regimes. Research is needed to determine the influence of bermudagrass cultivar, mowing regime, and nitrogen fertility on traffic tolerance. Research conducted at Texas A&M Univeristy studied the traffic tolerance of Tifsport, GN-1, Princess...

Robinson, William Dustan

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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DATALITE: a Distributed Architecture for Traffic Analysis via Light-weight Traffic Digest  

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DATALITE: a Distributed Architecture for Traffic Analysis via Light-weight Traffic Digest for Traffic Analysis via LIght- weight Traffic digEst, which introduces a set of new distributed algorithms digests (TD's) amongst the network nodes. A TD for N packets only requires O(loglog N) bits of memory

Chao, Jonathan

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FAA Air Traffic Organization Safety Management  

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Presenter: Mark DeNicuolo, Manager Performance and Analyses Air Traffic Organization Safety and Technical Training Federal Aviation Administration

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Traffic Management System Performance November 11, 2002  

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Traffic Management System Performance November 11, 2002 David Levinson1 Wei Chen2 Department uses regression analysis to evaluate long-run traffic management system performance. Three important traffic management systems in the Twin Cities metro area - Ramp Metering, Variable Message Signs (VMS

Levinson, David M.

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Atypical Behavior Identification in Large Scale Network Traffic  

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Cyber analysts are faced with the daunting challenge of identifying exploits and threats within potentially billions of daily records of network traffic. Enterprise-wide cyber traffic involves hundreds of millions of distinct IP addresses and results in data sets ranging from terabytes to petabytes of raw data. Creating behavioral models and identifying trends based on those models requires data intensive architectures and techniques that can scale as data volume increases. Analysts need scalable visualization methods that foster interactive exploration of data and enable identification of behavioral anomalies. Developers must carefully consider application design, storage, processing, and display to provide usability and interactivity with large-scale data. We present an application that highlights atypical behavior in enterprise network flow records. This is accomplished by utilizing data intensive architectures to store the data, aggregation techniques to optimize data access, statistical techniques to characterize behavior, and a visual analytic environment to render the behavioral trends, highlight atypical activity, and allow for exploration.

Best, Daniel M.; Hafen, Ryan P.; Olsen, Bryan K.; Pike, William A.

2011-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Bicycle traffic planning and design criteria  

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BICYCLE TRAFFIC PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITERIA A Thesis JHIRASAK VATHANA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1975 Major Subject...: Interdisciplinary Engineering BICYCLE TRAFFIC PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITER1A A Thesis DHIRASAK VATHANA Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee (Head of epartment) j 'j (Memb ) (Member) (Member) May l975 ABSTRACT Bicycle Traffic Planning...

Vathana, Jhirasak

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - applying dynamic flow-density Sample Search...  

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Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 17 Dynamic Origin-Destination Demand Flow Estimation under Congested Traffic Conditions Xuesong Zhou Summary: for the...

103

Mobile Traffic Management System Test Deployment  

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BERKELEY Mobile Traf?c Management System Test DeploymentHIGHWAYS MOBILE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TEST DEPLOYMENTMobile Transportation Management System (MTMS). This new and

Gerfen, Jeffrey Brian

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test instances for the traffic assignment problem  

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Jan 8, 2008 ... mation on test problems previously used in the literature to facilitate benchmarking. Keywords. Traffic assignment problem, BPR function, ...

2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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New Discoveries of Domination between Traffic Matrices  

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Oct 13, 2014 ... pointed out that the domains supported by different traffic matrices are iso- morphic on the extended concept of support. Besides, we offer an ...

2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermilab | Traffic Safety at Fermilab |  

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicyFeasibility ofSmall15.000Technology |TheoryTufteTake FiveTraffic

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Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic Wen-Long Jin  

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Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow Wen-Long Jin February 12, 2010 Abstract to admissible conditions such that there are no positive and negative kinematic waves on the upstream waves. Discussions and future studies are presented in the conclusion section. Key words: Kinematic wave

Mease, Kenneth D.

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A comparison of thick film and thin film traffic stripes  

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Striys. . . Pigmented Bitusmn Stripes . Asphalt %uilt-Upa Striye vith Pigmented Portland Cement Mortar Cover Course 38 . ~ 41 Thin Film Stripes Used for Comparison Results of Comparing Thick Film Stripes and Thin Film Paint Stripes . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 43... was aspbaltio oonorets. The pavement in Test Areas 2y 3p and 4 vas portland cesmnh ooncrete, Two test areas (3 and 4) vere located in such manner as to provide uninterrupted flow of traffic over tbs entire length of the test area. The other two test areas (1...

Keese, Charles J

1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaching Real-time Network Traffic Classification  

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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

Haddadi, Hamed

110

Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes  

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Topeka, KS has activated the first of three key traffic corridors to receive a "green light tunnel," a real-time adaptive traffic signal system that synchronizes signals to create a series of green lights for motorists. The result is fewer stops, less travel time and -- most importantly -- a lot of saved gasoline.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BLINC: Multilevel Traffic Classification in the Dark  

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the dark" ­ No port numbers ­ No payload web streaming P2P #12;3 The problem of workload characterizationBLINC: Multilevel Traffic Classification in the Dark Thomas Karagiannis, UC Riverside Konstantina ­ Why in the dark? · Traffic profiling based on TCP/UDP ports ­ Misleading · Payload

Rajamani, Sriram K.

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A Seminal Case Study on Application of Last Planner System with Cash Flow Data for Improvements in Construction Management Practices  

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by Results (MBR), and analyzes a case where these two theories are combined with the goal of improving construction practices. This research compares an eight month schedule in a construction project and relates Percentage of Planned activities Completed...

Lagoo, Nishi

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

113

Design and implementation of a continuous improvement framework, focusing on material and information flow, for the manufacturing of organic photovoltaics  

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Konarka Technologies is an organic photo voltaic solar panel manufacturing startup and is currently in the process of ramping up their production volumes. The MIT team has worked on numerous improvement activities that ...

Gogineni, Susheel Teja

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

On the distribution schemes for determining flows through a merge W. L. Jin and H. M. Zhang  

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of a general Riemann problem will be of interest in future studies. Keywords: The kinematic wave traffic flow of realistic size. The kinematic wave model is a promising candidate for these tasks since it describes traffic for simulating traffic dynamics in a large network. In the seminal kinematic wave model by Lighthill

Mease, Kenneth D.

115

Autonomous Traffic Control System Using Agent Based Technology  

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The way of analyzing, designing and building of real-time projects has been changed due to the rapid growth of internet, mobile technologies and intelligent applications. Most of these applications are intelligent, tiny and distributed components called as agent. Agent works like it takes the input from numerous real-time sources and gives back the real-time response. In this paper how these agents can be implemented in vehicle traffic management especially in large cities and identifying various challenges when there is a rapid growth of population and vehicles. In this paper our proposal gives a solution for using autonomous or agent based technology. These autonomous or intelligent agents have the capability to observe, act and learn from their past experience. This system uses the knowledge flow of precedent signal or data to identify the incoming flow of forthcoming signal. Our architecture involves the video analysis and exploration using some Intelligence learning algorithm to estimate and identify the...

M, Venkatesh; V, Srinivas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic Wenlong Jin  

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Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic By Wenlong Jin B.S. (University of Science Applied Mathematics Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic Abstract The kinematic wave theory vehicular traffic. In this dissertation, we study kinematic wave models of network traffic, which

Mease, Kenneth D.

117

Introducing Traffic Analysis Attacks, Defences and Public Policy Issues. . .  

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Roots Traffic analysis is a key part of signal intelligence and electronic warfare. Michael Hermann, who

Danezis, George

118

Introducing Traffic Analysis George Danezis and Richard Clayton  

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. 2 Military Roots Traffic analysis is a key component of signal intelligence and electronic warfare

Danezis, George

119

Structure Evolution of Dynamic Bayesian Network for Traffic Accident Detection  

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Structure Evolution of Dynamic Bayesian Network for Traffic Accident Detection Ju-Won Hwang, Young and the accuracy in a domain of the traffic accident detection. Keywords-structure of dynamic Bayesian network; Bayesian network, evolution I. INTRODUCTION Every year, traffic congestion and traffic accidents have been

Cho, Sung-Bae

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A Resource-minimalist Flow Size Histogram Estimator UMass Technical Report TR-29-2008  

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1, Tao Ye2, and Don Towsley1 1Computer Science Department 2Sprint University of Massachusetts One such as traffic profiling, and aids fast detection of security attacks. In this work we refer to this histogram of classifying packet traffic into flows. Because as many as half a billion flows arrive every hour

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Traffic Safety Culture Center for Transportation Safety  

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generally opposed to raising the state's gasoline tax to pay for new roads or to make the roads safer. The Texas Traffic Safety Culture Survey was conducted at ten driver license stations operated by the Texas

122

Partitioning Complexity in Air Traffic Management Task  

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Cognitive complexity is a term that appears frequently in air traffic control (ATC) research literature, yet there is little principled investigation of the potential sources of cognitive complexity. Three distinctly ...

Cummings, M. L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

The design of a microprogrammed traffic controller  

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Subject: Electrical Fngineering THE DESIGN OF A MICROPROGRAMMED TRAFFIC CONTROLLER A Thesis by JAMES LESLIE TIETJEN Approved as to style and content by: ar a o C rttee ea o epartm nt em er m er Mem er em er Mem er August 1973 ABSTRACT... The Design of a Microprogrammed Traffic Controller. (August 1973) James Leslie Tietjen, B. S, , Texas ABM 11niversity Directed By: Dr, V. Thomas Rhyne The purpose of this thesis is to design, simulate, and evaluate a microprogrammed system...

Tietjen, James Leslie

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Use of the GranuFlow Process in Coal Preparation Plants to Improve Energy Recovery and Reduce Coal Processing Wastes  

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With the increasing use of screen-bowl centrifuges in today's fine coal cleaning circuits, a significant amount of low-ash, high-Btu coal can be lost during the dewatering step due to the difficulty in capturing coal of this size consist (< 100 mesh or 0.15mm). The GranuFlow{trademark} technology, developed and patented by an in-house research group at DOE-NETL, involves the addition of an emulsified mixture of high-molecular-weight hydrocarbons to a slurry of finesized coal before cleaning and/or mechanical dewatering. The binder selectively agglomerates the coal, but not the clays or other mineral matter. In practice, the binder is applied so as to contact the finest possible size fraction first (for example, froth flotation product) as agglomeration of this fraction produces the best result for a given concentration of binder. Increasing the size consist of the fine-sized coal stream reduces the loss of coal solids to the waste effluent streams from the screen bowl centrifuge circuit. In addition, the agglomerated coal dewaters better and is less dusty. The binder can also serve as a flotation conditioner and may provide freeze protection. The overall objective of the project is to generate all necessary information and data required to commercialize the GranuFlow{trademark} Technology. The technology was evaluated under full-scale operating conditions at three commercial coal preparation plants to determine operating performance and economics. The handling, storage, and combustion properties of the coal produced by this process were compared to untreated coal during a power plant combustion test.

Glenn A. Shirey; David J. Akers

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

125

Fuel consumption analyses for urban traffic management  

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A primary output from the fuel consumption research conducted by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is the ARRB Special Report, Guide to Fuel Consumption Analyses. This article briefly summarizes the background of the guide, describes its major features, and considers its relevance to urban traffic management decision. The guide was a result of a technical audit of studies relating to energy consumption in traffic and transport systems. A brief summary of the audit process and findings is given. The guide is intended primarily as an aid to effective use of fuel consumption models in the design of traffic management schemes. The forms of four interrelated fuel consumption models of the guide are described and their likely transferability to various situations is indicated. Each traffic and fuel consumption model is appropriate to a particular scale of traffic system. This link is shown for several selected traffic models. As an example, a discussion of the importance of accurate fuel consumption estimates for the case of priority control at a particular intersection is given.

Bowyer, D.P.; Akcelik, R.; Biggs, D.C.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal costs of freeway traffic congestion with on-road pollution exposure externality  

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Traffic congestion On-road In-vehicle Pollution exposure Vehicle emissions a b s t r a c t The health cost improvements. When considering distinct vehicle classes, inclusion of on-road exposure costs greatly increases heavy-duty vehicle marginal costs because of their higher emissions rates and greater roadway capacity

Bertini, Robert L.

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Avoiding the Rush Hours: WiFi Energy Management via Traffic Isolation  

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Avoiding the Rush Hours: WiFi Energy Management via Traffic Isolation Justin Manweiler Duke.rc@duke.edu ABSTRACT WiFi continues to be a prime source of energy consumption in mobile devices. This paper observes that, despite a rich body of research in WiFi energy management, there is room for improvement. Our key

Shihada, Basem

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Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey  

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Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey with side parking to an off-road bicycle trail, with smaller changes associated with less dramatic improvements. Ã? 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Bicycling; Stated preference; Adaptive stated

Levinson, David M.

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Multiagent Traffic Management: An Improved Intersection Control Mechanism  

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that autonomous vehicle navigation will be possible in the near future. Individual cars can now be equipped such capabilities, thus opening up the possibility of autonomous interactions among multiple vehicles. Permission and decreased standard of living in urban settings. Recent advances in artificial intelligence suggest vehicle

Yu, Bin

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Florida County Seeks to Reduce Emissions and Improve Traffic...  

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Idling vehicles use up to several billion gallons of fuel and emit large quantities of air pollution and greenhouse gases each year. Saving money with shorter stops St. Johns is...

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Robust Vehicle State Estimation for Improved Traffic Sensing and Management  

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31 3. Vehicle Segmentation from Monocular Video38 3.2.2. Vehicle40 3.2.3. Extraction of Vehicle Structure and

Vu, Anh Quoc

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of traffic flow for real-time control  

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no God-justifying purpose. The first conjunct, he says, cannot be reasonably denied. Thus, Wykstra attacks the second conjunct. To do so, Wykstra rehashes Rowe's presentation and specifically notes that Rowe is committed to the claim... from the atheistic claim of logical incompatibility to a claim of an evidentially supported incompatibility. That is, the evil in this world provides evidence that an all-powerful and all-loving God does not exist. The roots of this shift...

Chandrasekaran, Priya

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating txdot's safety improvement index - a prioritization tool  

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Cost = Estimated construction costs, and K = Capital recovery factor = ( ) ()11 1 ?+ + n n i ii where i = interest rate and n = average service life (year). It should be noted that the equation above does not include traffic flow as a measure of exposure...), 12 PWF SP = present worth factor (single payment), and T = Terminal value. As previously noted, this equation does not incorporate traffic flow as a measure of exposure. Another interesting observation is that the capital recovery factor ‘K...

Singi Reddy, Giridhar Reddy

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating txdot's safety improvement index - a prioritization tool  

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Cost = Estimated construction costs, and K = Capital recovery factor = ( ) ()11 1 ?+ + n n i ii where i = interest rate and n = average service life (year). It should be noted that the equation above does not include traffic flow as a measure of exposure...), 12 PWF SP = present worth factor (single payment), and T = Terminal value. As previously noted, this equation does not incorporate traffic flow as a measure of exposure. Another interesting observation is that the capital recovery factor ?K...

Singi Reddy, Giridhar Reddy

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Sensitivity of Mass Spectrometry by Using a New Sheath Flow Electrospray Emitter Array at Subambient Pressures  

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Arrays of chemically etched emitters with individualized sheath gas capillaries have been developed to enhance electrospray ionization (ESI) at subambient pressures. By including an emitter array in a subambient pressure ionization with nanoelectrospray (SPIN) source, ionization and transmission efficiency can be maximized allowing for increased sensitivity in mass spectrometric analyses. The SPIN source eliminates the major ion losses at conventional ESI-mass spectrometry (MS) interface by placing the emitter in the first vacuum region of the instrument. To facilitate stable electrospray currents in such conditions we have developed an improved emitter array with individualized sheath gas around each emitter. The utility of the new emitter arrays for generating stable multi-electrosprays at subambient pressures was probed by coupling the emitter array/SPIN source with a time of flight (TOF) mass spectrometer. The instrument sensitivity was compared between single emitter/SPIN-MS and multi-emitter/SPIN-MS configurations using an equimolar solution of 9 peptides. An increase in sensitivity correlative to the number of emitters in the array was observed.

Cox, Jonathan T.; Marginean, Ioan; Kelly, Ryan T.; Smith, Richard D.; Tang, Keqi

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuation Operations: Phase A Final Report  

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There are many instances in which it is possible to plan ahead for an emergency evacuation (e.g., an explosion at a chemical processing facility). For those cases, if an accident (or an attack) were to happen, then the best evacuation plan for the prevailing network and weather conditions would be deployed. In other cases (e.g., the derailment of a train transporting hazardous materials), there may not be any previously developed plan to be implemented and decisions must be made ad-hoc on how to proceed with an emergency evacuation. In both situations, the availability of real-time traffic information plays a critical role in the management of the evacuation operations. To improve public safety during a vehicular emergency evacuation it is necessary to detect losses of road capacity (due to incidents, for example) as early as possible. Once these bottlenecks are identified, re-routing strategies must be determined in real-time and deployed in the field to help dissipate the congestion and increase the efficiency of the evacuation. Due to cost constraints, only large urban areas have traffic sensor deployments that permit access to some sort of real-time traffic information; any evacuation taking place in any other areas of the country would have to proceed without real-time traffic information. The latter was the focus of this SERRI/DHS (Southeast Region Research Initiative/Department of Homeland Security) sponsored project. That is, the main objective on the project was to improve the operations during a vehicular emergency evacuation anywhere by using newly developed real-time traffic-information-gathering technologies to assess traffic conditions and therefore to potentially detect incidents on the main evacuation routes. Phase A of the project consisted in the development and testing of a prototype system composed of sensors that are engineered in such a way that they can be rapidly deployed in the field where and when they are needed. Each one of these sensors is also equipped with their own power supply and a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to auto-determine its spatial location on the transportation network under surveillance. The system is capable of assessing traffic parameters by identifying and re-identifying vehicles in the traffic stream as those vehicles pass over the sensors. The system of sensors transmits, through wireless communication, real-time traffic information (travel time and other parameters) to a command and control center via an NTCIP (National Transportation Communication for ITS Protocol) -compatible interface. As an alternative, an existing NTCIP-compatible system accepts the real-time traffic information mentioned and broadcasts the traffic information to emergency managers, the media and the public via the existing channels. A series of tests, both in a controlled environment and on the field, were conducted to study the feasibility of rapidly deploying the system of traffic sensors and to assess its ability to provide real-time traffic information during an emergency evacuation. The results of these tests indicated that the prototype sensors are reliable and accurate for the type of application that is the focus of this project.

Franzese, Oscar [ORNL; Zhang, Li [Mississippi State University (MSU); Mahmoud, Anas M. [Mississippi State University (MSU); Lascurain, Mary Beth [ORNL; Wen, Yi [Mississippi State University (MSU)

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of traffic responsive plan selection factors and thresholds using artificial neural networks  

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Traffic congestion has become a menace to civilized society. It degrades air quality, jeopardizes safety and causes delay. Traffic congestion can be alleviated by providing an effective traffic control signal system. Closed-loop traffic control...

Sharma, Anuj

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of freeway traffic volume control  

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LI8 RARY i & m ceLLCSE el' lEXAe A STUDY GP FRE8NAY TRAFFIC VOLUME CONTROL Mwin McMurray Smith A Thesis Submitteh to the GracLuate School of the Agricultural ant Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements...; to Mr. W. H. Carsten, Director, Department of Traffic Control, City of Dallas; to Mr. W. E. Carmichael, District Engineer, Texas Highway Department; and to the Texas Transportation Institute for furnishing the data which were analyzed for this thesis...

Smith, Edwin McMurray

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Traffic Safety FAQs - Hanford Site  

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automated control traffic: Topics by E-print Network  

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technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control... Huandra, Rusli 1998-01-01 14 Traffic Control on...

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LED Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp | Department of Energy  

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Traffic Lights Get Buy American Stamp November 30, 2010 - 10:19am Addthis Red. Yellow. Green. What LED traffic signals don't say: Made in USA. That is changing. Dialight...

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Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle...  

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Changes to vehicle traffic-screening Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle inspection station Lanes two through five will be open 24 hours a day and...

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Modeling and estimation techniques for understanding heterogeneous traffic behavior  

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The majority of current internet traffic is based on TCP. With the emergence of new applications, especially new multimedia applications, however, UDP-based traffic is expected to increase. Furthermore, multimedia applications have sparkled...

Zhao, Zhili

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE EMISSIONS AND TRAFFIC MEASURES: EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF FIELD  

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VEHICLE EMISSIONS AND TRAFFIC MEASURES: EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF FIELD OBSERVATIONS AT SIGNALIZED between vehicle emissions and traffic control measures is an important step toward reducing the potential roadway design and traffic control, have the ability to reduce vehicle emissions. However, current vehicle

Frey, H. Christopher

145

Air Traffic Control Using Virtual Stationary Automata Matthew D. Brown  

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Air Traffic Control Using Virtual Stationary Automata by Matthew D. Brown B.S., Massachusetts by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur C. Smith Chairman, Department Committee on Graduate Students #12;Air Traffic Control Using Virtual of Engineering Abstract As air travel has become an essential part of modern life, the air traffic control system

Lynch, Nancy

146

Identify and Visualize Differences in Traffic Data Zhonghua Xi*  

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Identify and Visualize Differences in Traffic Data Zhonghua Xi* , Jyh-Ming Lien* , Yi-Chang Chiu visualization is developed to automatically search for events of interest using quantitative metrics, while also relies on traffic analysis. Traffic analysis can be approached as a problem of searching for trends

Lien, Jyh-Ming

147

Randomization in Traffic Information Sharing Systems Masaaki Tanizaki  

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, we consider a traffic information sharing system based on Floating Car Data (FCD). FCD is oneRandomization in Traffic Information Sharing Systems Masaaki Tanizaki Intelligent Media Systems to the server. The traffic information sharing system broadcasts speed information updated by such transmission

Wolfson, Ouri E.

148

Author's personal copy Gasoline prices and traffic safety in Mississippi  

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Author's personal copy Gasoline prices and traffic safety in Mississippi Guangqing Chi a, , Arthur November 2010 Keywords: Gasoline prices Traffic crashes Traffic safety Age Gender Race Problem: Limited literature suggests that gasoline prices have substantial effects on reducing fatal crashes. However

Levinson, David M.

149

Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota  

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Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota transitways of Transportation (MnDOT) to develop guidelines and analyze information collected in bicycle and pedestrian traffic methods for monitoring and assessing bicycle and pedestrian traffic that can be used in both permanent

Minnesota, University of

150

DEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT  

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of the response of travelers to real-time pre- trip information. The demand simulator is an extension of dynamicDEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT Constantinos Antoniou, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Michel Bierlaire, and Rabi Mishalani Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Abstract

Bierlaire, Michel

151

Tuning RED for Web Traffic* Mikkel Christiansen,**  

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139 Tuning RED for Web Traffic* Mikkel Christiansen,** Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith http://www.cs.unc.edu/Research/dirt Abstract We study the effects of RED on the performance of Web -- response time for HTTP request-response pairs. We empirically evaluate RED across a range of parameter

Jeffay, Kevin

152

Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents?  

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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...

Deen, Sophia 1988-

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

153

TRAFFIC CONGESTION PRICING METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES  

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be differentiated by time of day, road type and vehicle characteristics, and even set in real time according for passenger and freight transportation. The European UNITE project estimated the costs of traffic congestion in the UK to be 15 billion/yr. or 1.5% of GDP (Nash et al., 2003). For France and Germany the estimates were

Boyer, Edmond

154

Smart-card traffic system keeps Singapore  

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Smart-card traffic system keeps Singapore in the fast lane Sir -- Recognizing the high economic tariffs from a smart card installed in a slot near the vehicle's windscreen. Infringement is registered. For expressways and approach routes leading to the city, a tiered pricing scheme operates during the peak period

Hunt, Julian

155

Performance Analysis of Isolated Intersection Traffic Signals  

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This dissertation analyzes two unsolved problems to fulfill the gap in the literature: (1). What is the vehicle delay and intersection capacity considering left-turn traffic at a pre-timed signal? (2). What are the mean and variance of delay...

Yin, Kai

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

On the management of variable bit-rate traffic streams in packet-switched networks  

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in GPS Example of GPS when 2Wt = Ws PGPS service sequence of the jobs in the arrival pattern of Fig. 1 . . 7 Example of VC Unfair behavior of VC 10 Arrival and service rates of Fig. 5 Unfair behavior of SCFQ 13 Concept of time window in grouping... the over-service flow 31 18 Snapshot of packet transmission in GSF 32 FIGURE Page 19 Comparison of arrival and transmission of flow 1 in GSF 33 20 21 Example of GOP in MPEG Functions for traffic smoothing 39 39 22 Autocorrelation of lecture...

Yoo, Byeongki

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

PASSIVE CONTROL OF PARTICLE DISPERSION IN A PARTICLE-LADEN CIRCULAR JET USING ELLIPTIC CO-ANNULAR FLOW: A MEANS FOR IMPROVING UTILIZATION AND EMISSION REDUCTIONS IN PULVERIZED COAL BURNER  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A passive control technology utilizing elliptic co-flow to control the particle flinging and particle dispersion in a particle (coal)-laden flow was investigated using experimental and numerical techniques. Preferential concentration of particles occurs in particle-laden jets used in pulverized coal burner and causes uncontrollable NO{sub x} formation due to inhomogeneous local stoichiometry. This particular project was aimed at characterizing the near-field flow behavior of elliptic coaxial jets. The knowledge gained from the project will serve as the basis of further investigation on fluid-particle interactions in an asymmetric coaxial jet flow-field and thus is important to improve the design of pulverized coal burners where non-homogeneity of particle concentration causes increased NO{sub x} formation.

Ahsan R. Choudhuri

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Improving parameter estimation and water table depth simulation in a land surface model using GRACE water storage and estimated base flow data  

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40, doi:10.1175/2008JHM993.1. Szilagyi, J. (2004), Heuristicsimulations of base flow [Szilagyi, 2004]. Although the

Lo, Min-Hui; Famiglietti, James S; Yeh, P. J.-F.; Syed, T. H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Improved solid aerosol generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved solid aerosol generator used to produce a gas borne stream of dry, solid particles of predetermined size and concentration. The improved solid aerosol generator nebulizes a feed solution of known concentration with a flow of preheated gas and dries the resultant wet heated aerosol in a grounded, conical heating chamber, achieving high recovery and flow rates. 2 figs.

Prescott, D.S.; Schober, R.K.; Beller, J.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

160

Measurements of Diesel Truck Traffic Associated with Goods Movement  

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Concentrations of PM2.5 and Diesel Exhaust Particles onPatterns of Measured Port Diesel Traffic. (a) Intersectionof particulate emissions from diesel engines: a review’, J.

Houston, Douglas; Krudysz, Margaret; Winer, Arthur

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Optimization Online - Test instances for the traffic assignment problem  

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Abstract: This short note on the Traffic Assignment Problem (TAP) provides the relevant information on test problems previously used in the literature to facilitate

Frédéric Babonneau

162

Optimization Online - Ship Traffic Optimization for the Kiel Canal  

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Dec 1, 2014 ... ... optimization problem which we call the ship traffic control problem (STCP). ... We offer a unified view of routing and scheduling which blends ...

Elisabeth Lübbecke

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

V-201: Cisco Intrusion Prevention System SSP Fragmented Traffic...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

traffic could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the Analysis Engine process to become unresponsive or cause the affected system to reload. REFERENCE...

164

Road traffic accidents in Kathmandu¿an hour of education yields a glimmer of hope  

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et al. : Road traffic accidents in Kathmandu— an hour ofOpen Access Road traffic accidents in Kathmandu—an hour ofnumber of road traffic accidents in the year 2012 decreased

Basnet, Bibhusan; Vohra, Rais; Bhandari, Amit; Pandey, Subash

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Evaluation of detector placement strategies for first generation traffic responsive signal control  

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Traffic responsive signal systems rely on system detector data to evaluate current traffic conditions and select a corresponding timing plan from a library of plans. One of the major decisions surrounding the use of traffic responsive signal systems...

Brehmer, Christopher Lynn

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Geometric Programming and Mechanism Design for Air Traffic Conflict Resolution  

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methods in air traffic control. The problem considered concerns the scheduling of the crossing times traffic controller (ATC). In this setting, numerous conflict resolution methods have been proposed have different valuations for the additional delays imposed by the ATC, and might be willing

Pappas, George J.

167

Increasing Air Traffic: What is the Problem? Areski Hadjaz  

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Increasing Air Traffic: What is the Problem? Areski Hadjaz Thales Air Systems, Rungis, France Email: areski.hadjaz@thalesgroup.com Ga´etan Marceau Thales Air Systems and TAO, Rungis, France Email: gaetan efforts are made to modernize the air traffic management systems to cope with uncertainty, complexity

Boyer, Edmond

168

Joint Traffic Blocking and Routing under Network Failures and Maintenances  

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Joint Traffic Blocking and Routing under Network Failures and Maintenances Chao Liang ECE Dept paths. Therefore, it is important to design ingress traffic blocking and routing jointly to achieve a good balance between the two factors. Working towards this goal, we formulate a joint ingress blocking

Liu, Yong

169

Piezoelectric energy harvesting from traffic-induced bridge vibrations  

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Piezoelectric energy harvesting from traffic-induced bridge vibrations Micha¨el Peigney1 harvesting of traffic-induced vibrations in bridges. Using a pre-stressed concrete highway bridge as a case of cantilever piezoelectric harvester was designed, tested, and modeled. Even though the considered bridge

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

170

LED traffic signals: A market transformation opportunity assessment  

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This report examines the feasibility and appropriateness of market intervention strategies to increase the penetration of LED traffic signals, which offer large energy savings and other benefits relative to existing incandescent traffic signals. It presents the state of the technology and some of the technical challenges that remain. Prepared for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.

Suozzo, M.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

171

Jetway: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Video Traffic  

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Jetway: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Video Traffic Yuan Feng, Baochun Li Department deploy a number of datacenters inter-connected by high-capacity links, spanning different geographical-to-customer video serving, constitutes a large portion of a cloud provider's inter- datacenter traffic. Charged

Li, Baochun

172

Traffic Analysis: From Stateful Firewall to Network Intrusion Detection System  

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1 Traffic Analysis: From Stateful Firewall to Network Intrusion Detection System Fanglu Guo Tzi normalization. Index Terms Packet (traffic) analysis, stateful firewall, network intrusion detection system intrusion detection system (NIDS). Stateful firewall analyzes packets up to their layer 4 headers while NIDS

Chiueh, Tzi-cker

173

Guest Editorial Traffic classification and its applications to modern networks  

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, such as the enforcement of quality of service guarantees or traffic engineering, and of security issues such as intrusion use of encryption techniques, make the measurement, analysis and classifica- tion of Internet traffic are being published here: ``Targeting Spam Control on Middleboxes: Spam Detection Based on Layer-3 E- mail

Mellia, Marco

174

Dealing with Short TCP Flows: A Survey of Mice in Elephant Shoes  

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Dealing with Short TCP Flows: A Survey of Mice in Elephant Shoes Janardhan R. Iyengar, Armando L of the traffic on the Internet is carried by a small number of large flows (elephants), while most of the flows used for reliable web transfers. TCP was originally designed for elephants, where a sender probes

Iyengar, Janardhan

175

E-Print Network 3.0 - annual average daily traffic Sample Search...  

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Data Systems 2000. Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic on the California State... Lockout and Non-Lockout Weekdays Average Daily Traffic Volume (vehday) All Cars Trucks ......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - average daily traffic Sample Search Results  

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Data Systems 2000. Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic on the California State... Lockout and Non-Lockout Weekdays Average Daily Traffic Volume (vehday) All Cars Trucks...

177

E-Print Network 3.0 - airport surface traffic control Sample...  

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20 Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No. Summary: of airports. The defining document for traffic control devices is the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control... code can...

178

E-Print Network 3.0 - accidents traffic Sample Search Results  

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in traffic accidents (N 146) and in the general... . Correlation between relative risk of traffic ... Source: Flegr, Jaroslav - Department of Philosophy and History of...

179

Predictability of road traffic and congestion in urban areas  

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Mitigating traffic congestion on urban roads, with paramount importance in urban development and reduction of energy consumption and air pollution, depends on our ability to foresee road usage and traffic conditions pertaining to the collective behavior of drivers, raising a significant question: to what degree is road traffic predictable in urban areas? Here we rely on the precise records of daily vehicle mobility based on GPS positioning device installed in taxis to uncover the potential daily predictability of urban traffic patterns. Using the mapping from the degree of congestion on roads into a time series of symbols and measuring its entropy, we find a relatively high daily predictability of traffic conditions despite the absence of any a priori knowledge of drivers' origins and destinations and quite different travel patterns between weekdays and weekends. Moreover, we find a counterintuitive dependence of the predictability on travel speed: the road segment associated with intermediate average travel ...

Wang, Jingyuan; Li, Jing; Li, Chao; Xiong, Zhang; Wang, Wen-Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic Light Protocol: WHITE Traffic Light Protocol: WHITE (information may be distributed without restriction, subject to copyright controls.)  

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the event for their gain. The Threats: Internet watch groups and cyber security experts have already potential cyber threats please visit the Center for Internet Security website at CISecurity.org. #12;Traffic Light Protocol: WHITE Traffic Light Protocol: WHITE (information may be distributed without

Thomas, Andrew

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181

Improved aethalometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

Hansen, A.D.

1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

182

Generic vehicle speed models based on traffic simulation: Development and application  

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This paper summarizes the findings of a research project to develop new methods of estimating speeds for inclusion in the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) Analytical Process. The paper focuses on the effects of traffic conditions excluding incidents (recurring congestion) on daily average ed and excess fuel consumption. A review of the literature revealed that many techniques have been used to predict speeds as a function of congestion but most fail to address the effects of queuing. However, the method of Dowling and Skabardonis avoids this limitation and was adapted to the research. The methodology used the FRESIM and NETSIM microscopic traffic simulation models to develop uncongested speed functions and as a calibration base for the congested flow functions. The chief contributions of the new speed models are the simplicity of application and their explicit accounting for the effects of queuing. Specific enhancements include: (1) the inclusion of a queue discharge rate for freeways; (2) use of newly defined uncongested flow speed functions; (3) use of generic temporal distributions that account for peak spreading; and (4) a final model form that allows incorporation of other factors that influence speed, such as grades and curves. The main limitation of the new speed models is the fact that they are based on simulation results and not on field observations. They also do not account for the effect of incidents on speed. While appropriate for estimating average national conditions, the use of fixed temporal distributions may not be suitable for analyzing specific facilities, depending on observed traffic patterns. Finally, it is recommended that these and all future speed models be validated against field data where incidents can be adequately identified in the data.

Margiotta, R.; Cohen, H.; Elkins, G.; Rathi, A.; Venigalla, M.

1994-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

Olefin Autoxidation in Flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Handling hazardous multiphase reactions in flow brings not only safety advantages but also significantly improved performance, due to better mass transfer characteristics. In this paper, we present a continuous microreactor ...

Neuenschwander, Ulrich

184

The impact of gasoline price changes on traffic safety: a time geography explanation Guangqing Chi a,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The impact of gasoline price changes on traffic safety: a time geography explanation Guangqing Chi, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Time geography Gasoline prices Traffic safety Traffic crashes Fatal crashes Space­time path a b s t r a c t The impact of gasoline price changes on traffic

Levinson, David M.

185

ForPeerReview Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution Exposure for Motorists  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

outcomes (Health Effects Institute 2010), but the effects of traffic congestion on travelers' exposure

Bertini, Robert L.

186

Author's personal copy Impacts of freeway traffic conditions on in-vehicle exposure to ultrafine  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

particulate matter (Health Effects Institute, 2010). Traffic congestion, in particular, has been cited

Bertini, Robert L.

187

Improvements to a queue and delay estimation algorithm utilized in video imaging vehicle detection systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Video Imaging Vehicle Detection Systems (VIVDS) are steadily becoming the dominant method for the detection of vehicles at a signalized traffic approach. This research is intended to investigate the improvement of a queue and delay estimation...

Cheek, Marshall Tyler

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

188

Design and testing of a roadside traffic threat alerting mechanism  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Every year, law enforcement officials, emergency personnel, and other workers stopped in traffic outside their vehicles are struck by inattentive drivers. Until now, most efforts to prevent these types of accidents have ...

Powale, Pallavi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Notes and comments Impacts of traffic heterogeneity on roadside air  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a discrete traffic kinematic wave model formulated by Daganzo (1994, 1995). This model provides a cell-based solution, termed the cell-transmission (CT) recipe, to the kinematic wave model. It introduces a simplistic

Illinois at Chicago, University of

190

area traffic signal control: Topics by E-print Network  

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technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control... Huandra, Rusli 1998-01-01 102 Evaluation of...

191

automated mixed traffic: Topics by E-print Network  

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technology, are to increase the safety and through-put of the existing highway by traffic automation. Advanced Vehicle Control... Huandra, Rusli 1998-01-01 46 Cognitive Engineering...

192

Texas Safe Communities Texans Discovering Traffic Safety Solutions  

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Texas Safe Communities Texans Discovering Traffic Safety Solutions Texas A&M AgriLife Extension their cell phones while driving. The survey found that during daylight hours, the number of people using cell

193

UNCORRECTED 2 Stochastic adaptive control model for traffic signal systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

UNCORRECTED PROOF 1 2 Stochastic adaptive control model for traffic signal systems 3 X.-H. Yu a,1 , W.W. Recker b,* 4 a Department of Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University

Detwiler, Russell

194

Design of long span modular bridges for traffic detours  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The oncoming large amount of bridge replacements in the next 10 to 20 years called for a detailed examination of available replacement schemes which can have variable impact on user costs. Detouring traffic with a modular ...

Potapova, Svetlana (Svetlana S.)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Development and Evaluation of a Novel Traffic Friendly Commuter Vehicle  

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Development and Evaluation of a Novel Traffic Friendly Commuter Vehicle Rajesh Rajamani Department What solutions do researchers in the automotive industry and researchers in the vehicle dynamics lanes - Vehicles will travel together in closely- packed "platoons". Dedicated to automated vehicles

Minnesota, University of

196

Robust Decision-Support Tools for Airport Surface Traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Forecasts of departure demand are one of the driving inputs to tactical decision-support tools (DSTs) for airport surface traffic. While there are well-known results on average- or worst-case forecast uncertainty, it is ...

Carr, Francis R.

197

Robust decision-support tools for airport surface traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Forecasts of departure demand are one of the driving inputs to tactical decision-support tools (DSTs) for airport surface traffic. While there are well-known results on average- or worst-case forecast uncertainty, it is ...

Carr, Francis R. (Francis Russell), 1976-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Anti-eavesdropping communication layer to protect against traffic analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this thesis, we present unicast and multicast protocols to resist eavesdropping and traffic profiling of group communications. At the application layer, we propose a secret-sharing approach for the exchange of shared keys. That is, multicast...

Shen, Yiping

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Traffic Synchronization and Management for Energy Savings 5-18...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

On the next slide you can see an example of a freeway arterial traffic simulation model. In this case it's a model of the I-580 corridor on the San Francisco Bay area,...

200

Design and analysis of an ATM network traffic security device  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and retransmit the network traffic from one ATM network switch output port. The Receivers queue the incoming data from the ATM network switch and present the data to the Analysis Modules in manageable pieces. The Analysis Modules capture the data from... at an exponential rate. With the continuation of this growth, the requirements of providing uniform security management will become more and more difficult to manage without occupying a significant portion of the network traffic capability available to the end...

Teodor, Dan Cristian

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Structural and safety characteristics and warrants for highway traffic barriers  

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Ross Highway traffic barriers are highway appurtenances that provide vehicle occupants with a relative degree of protection from roadside hazards and from errant vehicles encroaching across a median. The six basic types of traffic barr1ers are roads... are decision criteria that 1dentify sites along highways that need traff1c barrier installations. Structural and safety character- istics of the barr1ers refer to the impact performance, the structural integrity, and the safety of the vehicle occupants upon...

Kohutek, Terry Lee

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Simulations of highway traffic with various degrees of automation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A traffic simulator to study highway traffic under various degrees of automation is being developed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The key components of this simulator include a global and a local Expert Drive Mode, a human factor study and a graphical user interface. Further, an Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC) which is based on a neural network controller is described and results for a typical driving scenario are given.

Doss, E.; Hanebutte, U.; Vitela, J.; Brown-VanHoozer, A.; Ewing, T.; Tentner, A.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Simulation of vehicle traffic on an automatic highway system.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A traffic simulator has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory to study highway traffic under various degrees of automation. The key components of this simulator include a global and a local Expert Driver Model, a human factor study, and a graphical user interface. Furthermore, an Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control, which is based on a neural network controller, is described and results for two typical driving scenarios are given.

Hanebutte, U.; Doss, E.; Ewing, T.; Tentner, A.; Technology Development

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

T.T.T.Nguyen, G.Armitage, A Survey of Techniques for Internet Traffic Classification using Machine Learning A Survey of Techniques for Internet Traffic  

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of their various business goals. Traffic classification may be a core part of automated intrusion detection systemsT.T.T.Nguyen, G.Armitage, A Survey of Techniques for Internet Traffic Classification using Machine Learning A Survey of Techniques for Internet Traffic Classification using Machine Learning Thuy T.T. Nguyen

Armitage, Grenville

205

Cotton flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using the conformally invariant Cotton tensor, we define a geometric flow, the "Cotton flow", which is exclusive to three dimensions. This flow tends to evolve the initial metrics into conformally flat ones, and is somewhat orthogonal to the Yamabe flow, the latter being a flow within a conformal class. We define an entropy functional, and study the flow of nine homogeneous spaces both numerically and analytically. In particular, we show that the arbitrarily deformed homogeneous 3-sphere flows into the round 3-sphere. Two of the nine homogeneous geometries, which are degenerated by the Ricci flow, are left intact by the Cotton flow.

Ali Ulas Ozgur Kisisel; Ozgur Sarioglu; Bayram Tekin

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

206

Energy and U.S. airline traffic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Introduction: THE U.S. AIRLINE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO A PERIOD OF MAJOR SURGERY DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS AND HAS SURVIVED. VIEWED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE CAB, IT WAS NATURAL THAT THE GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN ...

Higginbottom, Samuel L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Highway Car Traffic as a Complex System: The Physicist's Point of View  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A simple cellular automaton model of highway car traffic flow will be presented. This system exhibits a second-order phase transition between the free-moving phase and the jammed phase. Using concepts borrowed from the theory of phase transitions in statistical physics, it can be shown that random braking is the symmetry-breaking field conjugate to the order parameter. For a given value of the speed limit, it is then possible to determine the values of the usual critical exponents using computer simulations. These numerical results can also be obtained within the framework of an approximate technique going beyond the mean-field approximation. It can be shown that the critical exponents satisfy a scaling relation, which can be derived assuming that the order parameter is a generalized homogeneous function in the vicinity of the phase transition point.

Boccara, Nino (University of Illinois at Chicago) [University of Illinois at Chicago

2005-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

208

An operational analysis of flashing traffic signal operation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

AN OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS OF FLASHING TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPERATION A Thesis by ROBERT JOSEPH BENZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AEcM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... street volumes are below 250 vph per approach and for main street volume of 500 vph per approach when the main/minor street volume ratio is above two. The volume range exceeds the Warrant 1 the minimum volume warrant for traffic signal installation...

Benz, Robert Joseph

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

E-Print Network 3.0 - airport traffic Sample Search Results  

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section IV.A.2). If the airport's traffic is heavily geared toward O&D traffic, then demand... for maximizing this economic activity include maximizing passenger volumes and...

210

Critical enhancements of a dynamic traffic assignment model for highly congested, complex urban network  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

To accurately replicate the highly congested traffic situation of a complex urban network, significant challenges are posed to current simulation-based dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) models. This thesis discusses these ...

Wei, Zheng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The integration of Automatic Speech Recognition into the Air Traffic Control system  

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Today, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system relies primarily on verbal communication between the air traffic controllers and the pilots of the aircraft in the controlled airspace. Although a computer system exists that ...

Karlsson Joakim

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced air traffic Sample Search Results  

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air traffic Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis Vol. 2, No. 1 (2010) 8196 Summary: FORECASTING THE AIR TRAFFIC FOR NORTH-EAST INDIAN CITIES C....

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Simultaneous calibration of a microscopic traffic simulation model and OD matrix  

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With the recent widespread deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in North America there is an abundance of data on traffic systems and thus an opportunity to use these data in the calibration of microscopic traffic simulation models...

Kim, Seung-Jun

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic services Sample Search Results  

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Logic for Miles-In-Trail Summary: This paper presents an algorithm which can be used for scheduling arrival air traffic in an Air Route Traffic... (FAA) is in the midst of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced automation system air traffic...  

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burdened air traffic control (ATC) systems that are at or near their desig- nated maximum handling... of ground-based ATC but to use automation to support air traffic...

216

A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Georgios Papageorgiou, Pantelis Damianou, Andreas Pitsilides  

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A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Cyprus Georgios Papageorgiou. This paper presents the microscopic simulation model development of a major traffic network of Nicosia simulation model is developed and utilized for transportation planning. 1. Introduction The demand

Pitsillides, Andreas

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Boise Air Traffic Control Tower: High Performance and sustainable Building Guiding Principles Technical Assistance  

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Overview of energy efficiency opportunities for new FAA tower construction using the Boise Air Traffic Control Tower as an example.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Goel, Supriya; Henderson, Jordan W.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

U-134: Apache Traffic Server Host Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service  

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A vulnerability was reported in Apache Traffic Server. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

219

Developing an indicator for the chronic health impact of traffic-related pollutant emissions  

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The goal of this study is to develop an emission based indicator for the health impact of the air pollution caused by traffic. This indicator must make it possible to compare different situations, for example different Urban Travel Plans, or technical innovations. Our work is based on a literature survey of methods for evaluating health impacts and, more particularly, those which relate to the atmospheric pollution caused by transport. We then define a health impact indicator based on the traffic emissions, named IISCEP for Chronic health impact indicator of pollutant emission. Here health is understood in a restricted meaning, excluding well-being. Only primary pollutants can be considered, as the inputs are emission data and an indicator must be simple. The indicator is calculated as the sum of each pollutant emission multiplied by a dispersion and exposition factor and a substance specific toxicity factor taking account of the severity. Last, two examples are shown using the IISCEP: comparison between petrol and diesel vehicles, and Nantes urban district in 2008 vs 2002. Even if it could still be improved, IISCEP is a straightforward indicator which can be used to gauge the chronic effects of inhaling primary pollutants. It can only be used in comparisons, between different scenarios or different technologies. The quality of the emissions data and the choice of the pollutants that are considered are the two essential factors that determine its validity and reliability. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The goal of the study is to develop an emission based indicator for the health impact of the air pollution caused by traffic. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is based on a literature survey of methods for evaluating health impacts related to the atmospheric pollution. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We define a composite indicator based on the traffic emissions and on local data as dispersion conditions and population. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The indicator is a combination of pollutant emission, dispersion, exposition factor, and substance specific toxicity factor. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Applications are global (e.g. comparison of vehicle technologies) or local (e.g. comparison of populations or areas).

Lepicier, Veronique [IFSTTAR, Laboratoire Transport et Environnement, 25, av. F. Mitterrand, 69675 Bron Cedex (France); Chiron, Mireille [IFSTTAR, UMRESTTE, 25, av. F. Mitterrand, 69675 Bron Cedex (France); Joumard, Robert, E-mail: robert.joumard@laposte.net [IFSTTAR, Laboratoire Transport et Environnement, 25, av. F. Mitterrand, 69675 Bron Cedex (France)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Urban Bicyclists' Intake and Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution  

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Review of Urban Bicyclists' Intake and Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution ALEXANDER Y. BIGAZZI- clists may experience increased inhalation of traffic-related air pollutants. Bicyclists have two to five regarding urban bicyclists' intake and uptake of traffic-related air pollution and to identify key knowledge

Bertini, Robert L.

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Review of Urban Bicyclists' Intake and Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution  

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1 Review of Urban Bicyclists' Intake and Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Alexander Y of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Abstract Bicycling as a mode of transportation is enjoying a boost in many while bicycling, bicyclists may experience increased inhalation of traffic-related air pollutants

Bertini, Robert L.

222

Air Traffic Complexity Resolution in Multi-Sector Planning Using CP  

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Air Traffic Complexity Resolution in Multi-Sector Planning Using CP Pierre Flener1 Justin Pearson1 Programming for ATC & ATM, Brétigny (France), 2 December 2008 #12;Objective Air Traffic Complexity Complexity Resolution A CP Model Experiments Conclusion Outline 1 Objective 2 Air Traffic Complexity 3 Complexity

Flener, Pierre

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Air traffic complexity and the interacting particle system method: An integrated approach for collision risk estimation  

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Air traffic complexity and the interacting particle system method: An integrated approach explore the possibility of using air traffic complexity metrics to accelerate the Interacting Particle to assess the performance and impact of, e.g., possible modifications of the current air traffic management

Del Moral , Pierre

224

Bounding Peer-to-Peer Upload Traffic in Client Networks Chun-Ying Huang  

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interest. However, as the amount of peer-to- peer traffic increases, a network administrator would like for such network traffic. Second, as any one can develop their own protocols, even if network administratorsBounding Peer-to-Peer Upload Traffic in Client Networks Chun-Ying Huang National Taiwan University

Chen, Sheng-Wei

225

Realistic network traffic profile generation: theory and practice Antoine Varet1  

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, "realistic behavior" means to generate traffic similar to the traffic a network administrator can captureRealistic network traffic profile generation: theory and practice Antoine Varet1 & Nicolas Larrieu1-mail: nicolas.larrieu@enac.fr Abstract Network engineers and designers need additional tools to generate network

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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weber, evans, moser, and newell Air Traffic Management Decision Support During Convective Weather  

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· weber, evans, moser, and newell Air Traffic Management Decision Support During Convective WeatherTraffic Management Decision Support During Convective Weather Mark E. Weber, James E. Evans, William R. Moser algorithm. #12;· weber, evans, moser, and newell Air Traffic Management Decision Support During Convective

Reuter, Martin

227

Development of an actuated traffic control process utilizing real-time estimated volume feedbback  

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state of the system in the same units. The goal of this research was to develop an actuated traffic control process that could use estimated volumes in order to optimally operate the traffic signal in real- time in response to actual traffic demands...

Pacelli, Michael Joseph

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Gasoline price effects on traffic safety in urban and rural areas: Evidence from Minnesota, 19982007  

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Gasoline price effects on traffic safety in urban and rural areas: Evidence from Minnesota, 1998 February 2012 Received in revised form 3 May 2013 Accepted 24 May 2013 Keywords: Gasoline prices Traffic examines the role of gasoline prices in the occurrence of traffic crashes. However, no studies have

Levinson, David M.

229

Shroud leakage flow discouragers  

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A turbine assembly includes a plurality of rotor blades comprising a root portion, an airfoil having a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall, and a top portion having a cap. An outer shroud is concentrically disposed about said rotor blades, said shroud in combination with said tip portions defining a clearance gap. At least one circumferential shroud leakage discourager is disposed within the shroud. The leakage discourager(s) increase the flow resistance and thus reduce the flow of hot gas flow leakage for a given pressure differential across the clearance gap to improve overall turbine efficiency.

Bailey, Jeremy Clyde (Middle Grove, NY); Bunker, Ronald Scott (Niskayuna, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Estimating Emissions in Latin America: An Alternative to Traffic Models  

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Estimating Emissions in Latin America: An Alternative to Traffic Models Margarita Ossés de Eicker; Hans Hurni, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland Emissions allow precise estimations of these emissions but are too expensive for a broad application. A simplifed

Richner, Heinz

231

Measuring Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution  

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Measuring Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Alex Bigazzi PSU Transportation Seminar Feb. 28, 2014 Miguel Figliozzi Jim Pankow Wentai Luo Lorne Isabelle Urban Bicyclists' Pollution Uptake 1 #12;Bicycle & Health Promotion Public Health Exercise CrashesPollution Emissions Exposure/ Dose

Bertini, Robert L.

232

A categorical model for traffic incident likelihood estimation  

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In this thesis an incident prediction model is formulated and calibrated. The primary idea of the model developed is to correlate the expected number of crashes on any section of a freeway to a set of traffic stream characteristics, so that a...

Kuchangi, Shamanth

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

233

Enforcing Liveness in Autonomous Traffic Management Tsz-Chiu Au  

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- section Management (AIM). They showed that by leveraging the capacities of autonomous vehicles a First Come, First Served (FCFS) policy to direct autonomous vehicles through an intersection traditional traffic signals and stop signs, resulting in fuel savings since vehicles are less likely to stop

Au, Tsz-Chiu

234

Traffic Light Mapping and Detection Nathaniel Fairfield Chris Urmson  

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by lines painted on the road, traffic lights indicate precedence at intersections, brake lights show when, are becoming common- place as part of commercial driver-assistance systems. With power steering, power brakes obstructions or false positives such as those induced by the brake lights of other vehicles. Happily, both

Tomkins, Andrew

235

Incentive-based Caching Mechanisms for Overlay Traffic Management  

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and Business Burkhard Stiller, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich Examination Committee Pussep, Robert Wojcik, Jerzy Domzal, Dirk Staehle, Frank Lehrieder, Burkhard Stiller, Assessment. Papafili, P. Racz, S. Soursos, D. Staehle, G. D. Stamoulis, P. Tran-Gia, B. Stiller, An Economic Traffic

Chatziantoniou, Damianos

236

Caution, drivers! Children present. Traffic, pollution, and infant health  

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air pollution levels on infant health? Our setting is California (with a focus on the Central ValleyCaution, drivers! Children present. Traffic, pollution, and infant health Christopher R. Knittel driving (and especially congestion) on ambient air pollution levels; and (2) what is the impact of modern

Rothman, Daniel

237

1997 Hui Zhang 1 LIRA: Service Differentiation for Traffic  

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1 1997 Hui Zhang 1 Carnegie Mellon LIRA: Service Differentiation for Traffic Aggregates With Large Spatial Granularities Ion Stoica Hui Zhang School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University 1997 Hui Simulation experiments l Conclusions and future work #12; 2 1997 Hui Zhang 3 Carnegie Mellon Motivation l

Zhang, Hui

238

1997 Hui Zhang 1 LIRA: Service Differentiation for Traffic  

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1 1997 Hui Zhang 1 Carnegie Mellon LIRA: Service Differentiation for Traffic Aggregates With Large Spatial Granularities Ion Stoica Hui Zhang School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University 1997 Hui Simulation experiments q Conclusions and future work #12;2 1997 Hui Zhang 3 Carnegie Mellon Motivation q

Zhang, Hui

239

City of Phildelphia: Light emitting diodes for traffic signal displays  

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This project investigated the feasibility of using light emitting diodes (LEDs) for red traffic signals in a demonstration program at 27 signalized intersections in the City of Philadelphia. LED traffic signals have the potential to achieve significant savings over standard incandescent signals in terms of energy usage and costs, signal relamping costs, signal system maintenance costs, tort liability, and environmental impact. Based on successful experience with the demonstration program, the City of Philadelphia is currently developing funding for the conversion of all existing red incandescent traffic signals at approximately 2,700 intersections to LED signals. This program is expected to cost approximately $4.0 million and save about $850,000 annually in energy costs. During late 1993 and early 1994, 212 red LED traffic signals (134 8-inch signals and 78 12-inch signals) were installed at 27 intersections in Philadelphia. The first group of 93 signals were installed at 13 prototypical intersections throughout the City. The remaining group of signals were installed on a contiguous route in West Philadelphia consisting of standard incandescent signals and LED signals interspersed in a random pattern.

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1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuation Operations  

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Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuation Operations Research Brief Oak Ridge National Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies T here are many instances in which it is possible to plan. The system of sensors will transmit through satellite links, or other robust communication means, real

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241

Decentralized Traffic Management: A Synchronization-Based Intersection Control  

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the autonomous vehicle-agents to cross without stopping, i.e., in order to avoid congestions (delays) and energy by the vehicles while crossing the intersections, and the energy consumption due to the speed variations- portation systems. Autonomous vehicles are today considered as a promising approach to deal with traffic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

242

Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance...  

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Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance in the nano-flow regime. Electrospray characteristic curves: in pursuit of improved performance in the...

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A peaks-over-threshold analysis of extreme traffic load effects on bridges Franziska Schmidt, Xiao Yi Zhou, Franois Toutlemonde  

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extreme traffic load or traffic load effect. These are: i. a half-normal curve fitted to the end1 A peaks-over-threshold analysis of extreme traffic load effects on bridges Franziska Schmidt focuses on modeling and estimating tail parameters of bridge traffic load effects by generalized Pareto

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Edmund G. Brown, Jr. IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL FLOW  

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Center for Watershed Sciences Davis, California 95616 Peter B. Moyle, Principal Investigator (UC Davis) Joseph D. Kiernan (UC Davis) John G. Williams Commission Contract No. 500-02-004 Prepared For: Public of California, Davis. The information from this project contributes to PIER's EnergyRelated Environmental

245

Applications in MPC and Network Flows  

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This allows for improvement in communication-efficiency. We apply our algorithm to model predictive control (MPC) and to network flow problems and show, ...

2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

246

Hamiltonian traffic dynamics in microfluidic-loop networks  

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Recent microfluidic experiments revealed that large particles advected in a fluidic loop display long-range hydrodynamic interactions. However, the consequences of such couplings on the traffic dynamics in more complex networks remain poorly understood. In this letter, we focus on the transport of a finite number of particles in one-dimensional loop networks. By combining numerical, theoretical, and experimental efforts, we evidence that this collective process offers a unique example of Hamiltonian dynamics for hydrodynamically interacting particles. In addition, we show that the asymptotic trajectories are necessarily reciprocal despite the microscopic traffic rules explicitly break the time reversal symmetry. We exploit these two remarkable properties to account for the salient features of the effective three-particle interaction induced by the exploration of fluidic loops.

Raphaël Jeanneret; Julien Piera-Vest; Denis Bartolo

2011-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

247

Impact of retailer's promotional activities on customer traffic  

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and Matutes (1994), Blattberg, Briesch and Fox (1995), Drèze (1999), and DeGraba (2003). Although the assumption of a positive relationship between promotional activity and store traffic keeps re-appearing in many papers, empirical studies tackling... are assumed to be positive, although this is not a proven fact. One has to exercise extreme caution when reading through the literature, and not take anything for granted. A good example of inconsequential work is that of Blattberg, Briesch, and Fox (1995...

Tasic, Ivan

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

248

On freeway traffic control by a lane closure  

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ON PREENAY TRAPPIC CONTROL BY. A LANE CLOSURE A Thesis by DONALD MANSON HENDERSON Submitted to the. Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement. for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCE Ma)or Suh]ect: Civil... Engineering August 1971 ON FREEWAY TRAFFIC CONTROL BY A LANE CLOSURE A Thesis by DONALD MANSON HENDERSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of ommittee) (Head of Departmen (Member) (Member) (Member) ember) (Member) August 1971 ABSTRACT...

Henderson, Donald Manson

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Incorporation of Lagrangian measurements in freeway traffic state estimation  

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, University of California, Berkeley, United States a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 15 May 2009 state estimation GPS-enabled cell-phones Probe data collection a b s t r a c t Cell-phones equipped lose 4.2 billion hours and waste 2.9 billion of fuel gallons per year because of traffic congestion

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A Learning System for Discriminating Variants of Malicious Network Traffic  

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Modern computer network defense systems rely primarily on signature-based intrusion detection tools, which generate alerts when patterns that are pre-determined to be malicious are encountered in network data streams. Signatures are created reactively, and only after in-depth manual analysis of a network intrusion. There is little ability for signature-based detectors to identify intrusions that are new or even variants of an existing attack, and little ability to adapt the detectors to the patterns unique to a network environment. Due to these limitations, the need exists for network intrusion detection techniques that can more comprehensively address both known unknown networkbased attacks and can be optimized for the target environment. This work describes a system that leverages machine learning to provide a network intrusion detection capability that analyzes behaviors in channels of communication between individual computers. Using examples of malicious and non-malicious traffic in the target environment, the system can be trained to discriminate between traffic types. The machine learning provides insight that would be difficult for a human to explicitly code as a signature because it evaluates many interdependent metrics simultaneously. With this approach, zero day detection is possible by focusing on similarity to known traffic types rather than mining for specific bit patterns or conditions. This also reduces the burden on organizations to account for all possible attack variant combinations through signatures. The approach is presented along with results from a third-party evaluation of its performance.

Beaver, Justin M [ORNL; Symons, Christopher T [ORNL; Gillen, Rob [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Flow chamber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flow chamber having a vacuum chamber and a specimen chamber. The specimen chamber may have an opening through which a fluid may be introduced and an opening through which the fluid may exit. The vacuum chamber may have an opening through which contents of the vacuum chamber may be evacuated. A portion of the flow chamber may be flexible, and a vacuum may be used to hold the components of the flow chamber together.

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

252

Geological flows  

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In this paper geology and planetology are considered using new conceptual basis of high-speed flow dynamics. Recent photo technics allow to see all details of a flow, 'cause the flow is static during very short time interval. On the other hand, maps and images of many planets are accessible. Identity of geological flows and high-speed gas dynamics is demonstrated. There is another time scale, and no more. All results, as far as the concept, are new and belong to the author. No formulae, pictures only.

Yu. N. Bratkov

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation into the use of highway traffic signals at highway-railroad grade crossings  

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2 Highway Speed Limit Classification 3 Light Condition Classification 4 Presence of Drunk Driver Classification 5 Driver Age Group Classification . . 43 50 52 57 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 1 Fatal Accidents Based on FARS Traffic Control... Device 2 Traffic Control Comparison between FARS and DOT/AAR Databases. . . 3 Fatal Accident Rates Based on DOT/AAR Traffic Control Device . 4 Driver Related Factor Results 5 FARS Variables Used in Analysis . 6 Driver Related Factor Classification...

Frieslaar, Andre Henry

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of the operating effectiveness of a computer-controlled traffic network  

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on relationships whith neazby detected links and known patterns of traffic movement control. iv Acknowled ements I wish to express my gratitide to those people wi. thout whose assistance this thesis would not have seen the light of day. My deepest... system of traffic control and to compare it to several conventional types of traffic signal control; * To evaluate various detector configurations for computer- controlled networks to determine the effects of different levels of detection intensity...

De Steiguer, Allen Louis

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Not Quickly, Just in Time: Improving the Timeliness and Reliability of Control Traffic in Utility Networks  

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networks, that interconnect the CI facil- ities (e.g., transformation substations). This communication company (e.g., transformation substations), but in a distributed way with systems and applications often] and unavailability may become even more frequent due to denial-of-service attacks (DoS), e.g., ex- ecuted as cyber

Correia, Miguel

256

An approach for improving performance of aggregate voice-over-IP traffic  

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of denial-of service (DoS) attacks can deteriorate the service that these voice calls receive. And these conditions contribute to the decline in call quality in VoIP applications; therefore, error-correcting/concealing techniques remain the only alternative...

Al-Najjar, Camelia

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

257

Walking and Automobile Traffic Near Schools: Data to SUpport An Evaluation Of School Pedestrian Safety Programs  

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Anderson Walking And Automobile Traffic Near Schools: Dataof many pedestrian-automobile conflicts both on public roadsthe unique nature of both automobile and walking travel near

Anderson, Craig L MPH, PhD; Boarnet, Marlon G.; McMillan, Tracy; Alfonzo, Mariela; Day, Kristen

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Architecture for Real-time Traffic Analysis Cristian Morariu, Burkhard Stiller  

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Distributed Architecture for Real-time Traffic Analysis Cristian Morariu, Burkhard Stiller Department of Informatics, University of Zürich CH-8050, Zürich, Switzerland {morariu, stiller

Boyer, Edmond

259

The Dynamics of Internet Traffic: Self-Similarity, Self-Organization, and Complex Phenomena  

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The Internet is the most complex system ever created in human history. Therefore, its dynamics and traffic unsurprisingly take on a rich variety of complex dynamics, self-organization, and other phenomena that have been researched for years. This paper is a review of the complex dynamics of Internet traffic. Departing from normal treatises, we will take a view from both the network engineering and physics perspectives showing the strengths and weaknesses as well as insights of both. In addition, many less covered phenomena such as traffic oscillations, large-scale effects of worm traffic, and comparisons of the Internet and biological models will be covered.

Reginald D. Smith

2010-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

260

Identifying Traffic-Related Air Pollution Hotspots in the Built Environment  

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419, 7-15. Health Effects Institute. (2010). Traffic-relatedand health effects. Health Effects Institute, 17. Boston,al. , 2002). The Health Effects Institute (HEI, 2010) report

Wu, Lisa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air route traffic control centers Sample...  

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routing algorithms for traffic classes that require... mechanisms such as congestion control and scheduling, we develop ... Source: Carnegie Mellon University, School of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing traffic safety Sample Search...  

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and prediction of traffic safety at urban intersection and their application in micro... was to assess the ... Source: Hellinga, Bruce - Department of Civil Engineering,...

263

Time-Dependent Traffic Flow Features at a Freeway Bottleneck Downstream of a Merge  

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74 Upstream and downstream N-curves, Queen Elizabethconditions upstream and downstream of a freeway bottleneckfreely between those two downstream stations. Conversely,

Bertini, Robert Lawrence

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-Dependent Traffic Flow Features at a Freeway Bottleneck Downstream of a Merge  

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upstream queue (Aglemang-Duah and Hall, 1991; Banks, 1990,both extremes (Agyemang-Duah and Hall, 1991; Hall and Hall,s location ( Agyemang-Duah and Hall, 1991; Koshi et al. ,

Bertini, Robert Lawrence

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Analysis of the impact of sampling on NetFlow traffic classification  

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, Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Nord, Edif. D6, C. Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona and researchers. In particular, a new class of applications (e.g., P2P, VoIP and video streaming) has

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

266

Acquisition and registration of aerial video imagery of urban traffic  

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The amount of information available about urban traffic from aerial video imagery is extremely high. Here we discuss the collection of such video imagery from a helicopter platform with a low-cost sensor, and the post-processing used to correct radial distortion in the data and register it. The radial distortion correction is accomplished using a Harris model. The registration is implemented in a two-step process, using a globally applied polyprojective correction model followed by a fine scale local displacement field adjustment. The resulting cleaned-up data is sufficiently well-registered to allow subsequent straight-forward vehicle tracking.

Loveland, Rohan C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

A MACROSCOPIC TRAFFIC MODEL FOR ROAD NETWORKS WITH A  

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) and Hall and Agyemang-Duah (1991)). The flow decrease, which may range up to 15 %, has a considerable

Bastin, Georges

268

Bigazzi, Figliozzi, and Clifton 1 Motorists' Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution:1  

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Bigazzi, Figliozzi, and Clifton 1 1 Motorists' Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution:1 Modeling to traffic-related pollution. Large peak-period trip exposures are5 primarily the result of increased pollutants (3), which progressively degrade urban20 air quality (4). Because of coincident vehicle and human

Bertini, Robert L.

269

Ascertaining Viability of WiFi based Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network for Traffic Information  

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Ascertaining Viability of WiFi based Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network for Traffic InformationDepartment of Computer Science 2Department of Civil Engineering Rutgers University, USA Rutgers University- Traffic). However, these solutions are plagued by prohibitive deployment and maintenance cost

Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

270

Riemann Solver for a Kinematic Wave Traffic Model with Discontinuous Flux$  

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Riemann Solver for a Kinematic Wave Traffic Model with Discontinuous Flux$ Jeffrey K. Wiensa class of kinematic wave15 traffic models that couple the conservation law Eq. (1) with a variety as 0. For certain initial data, the Riemann problem can give rise to zero waves that propagate

Stockie, John

271

Sources of Traffic Demand Variability and Use of Monte Carlo for Network Capacity Planning  

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to deal with rightfully angry business and finance teams: physical resources start depreciating the moment the sources of traffic demand variability and dive into Monte-Carlo methodology as an efficient way; throughput; traffic; concurrency; availability; node-and-link model; fast-time simulation; agent

Cortes, Corinna

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Highway Traffic Noise Analysis and Abatement Guidelines The purpose of this project is to  

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Highway Traffic Noise Analysis and Abatement Guidelines The purpose of this project is to: (1 AND ABATEMENT GUIDELINE. HDOT's 1997 noise policy has to be reviewed and updated in order to allow for relief or Federal-Aid highway projects to construct traffic noise abatement measures on existing highways

Prevedouros, Panos D.

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Roadmap: Aeronautics-Air Traffic Control -Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-AERN-ATC  

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Roadmap: Aeronautics- Air Traffic Control - Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-AERN-ATC] College of Applied This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses #12;Roadmap: Aeronautics- Air Traffic Control - Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-AERN-ATC] College

Sheridan, Scott

274

From Jammer to Gambler: Modeling and Detection of Jamming Attacks against Time-Critical Traffic  

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From Jammer to Gambler: Modeling and Detection of Jamming Attacks against Time-Critical Traffic attacks. However, existing methods to characterize and detect jamming attacks cannot be applied directly. In this paper, we aim at modeling and detecting jamming attacks against time-critical traffic. We introduce

Wang, Wenye

275

MaxMAC: a Maximally Traffic-Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks  

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consumption, researchers have proposed Energy-Efficient Medium Access (E2 -MAC) protocols that switch- traffic phases, while still exhibiting a high energy-efficiency in periods of sparse traffic. The paper-based scenarios require reasonable quality of service during periods of increased activity, and a high energy-efficiency

Braun, Torsten

276

LRRB Pavement Management SystemsTraffic Generator Managing Interaction Between Local  

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% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. #12;LRRB Pavement Management SystemsTraffic Generator MN Wind Resource #12;LRRB Pavement Management SystemsTraffic Generator Wind Power (continued) · Advantage: · Energy Anderson, Stearns County Deb Bloom, City of Roseville Bruce Hasbargen, Lk of Woods Cty Steve Koehler, City

Minnesota, University of

277

Low-Latency ECDSA Signature Verification A Road Towards Safer Traffic  

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crippling efficient movement inside and towards cities resulting in mounting travel times, fuel consumption running on high end CPUs and FPGAs. These implementations are far from cost-effective nor energy efficient caused by the rising traffic densities on our roads and in our cities. Traffic congestion is increasingly

278

February 17, 2005 Traffic: See current conditions on all Valley freeways  

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° Flagstaff 34° |Traffic Weather Site search| | | | | |Front Page Valley & State Sports Business Arizona Wheels Yes Ahwatukee Chandler Gilbert Glendale/Peoria Mesa Phoenix Scottsdale Southwest Valley Sun CitiesFebruary 17, 2005 Traffic: See current conditions on all Valley freeways PHOENIX 56° Tucson 53

McGraw, Kevin J.

279

Postcard: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Traffic with Store-and-Forward  

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Postcard: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Traffic with Store-and-Forward Yuan Feng, Baochun Li--It is typical for cloud providers to operate a number of geographically distributed datacenters, where inter-datacenter such inter-datacenter traffic incurs substantial operational costs that are charged by ISPs, it varies

Li, Baochun

280

A Machine Learning Approach for Efficient Traffic Classification Wei Li and Andrew W. Moore  

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. It serves as the input for practical solutions such as network monitoring, quality- of-service and intrusion-detection efficient monitoring, auditing and intelligent control over the traffic, but the success of the Internet has of encapsulated or encrypted traffic is increasing. Examples include proxies, VPN, tunneling, and applications

Hand, Steven

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281

On the Necessity of Traffic Shaping for PMU Measurement Data Streams  

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1 On the Necessity of Traffic Shaping for PMU Measurement Data Streams Miroslav Popovic, Peng Gao a PMU data transfer layer. Implementing traffic shaping within PMUs is essential for avoiding excessive distribution network. It needs to ensure the delivery of PMU data within stringent time delays and with minimal

Candea, George

282

Cooling Flows or Heating Flows?  

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It is now clear that AGN heat cooling flows, largely by driving winds. The winds may contain a relativistic component that generates powerful synchrotron radiation, but it is not clear that all winds do so. The spatial and temporal stability of the AGN/cooling flow interaction are discussed. Collimation of the winds probably provides spatial stability. Temporal stability may be possible only for black holes with masses above a critical value. Both the failure of cooling flows to have adiabatic cores and the existence of X-ray cavities confirm the importance of collimated outflows. I quantify the scale of the convective flow that the AGN Hydra would need to drive if it balanced radiative inward flow by outward flow parallel to the jets. At least in Virgo any such flow must be confined to r<~20 kpc. Hydrodynamical simulations suggest that AGN outbursts cannot last longer than ~25 Myr. Data for four clusters with well studied X-ray cavities suggests that heating associated with cavity formation approximately balances radiative cooling. The role of cosmic infall and the mechanism of filament formation are briefly touched on.

James Binney

2003-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

283

SITE-CONTROLLED SECURE MULTI-HOMING AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FOR IP Randall Atkinson Saleem Bhatti Steve Hailes  

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SITE-CONTROLLED SECURE MULTI-HOMING AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FOR IP Randall Atkinson Saleem Bhatti Grid, including the global Internet. Similarly, the ability to provide traffic engineering for a site. Current approaches to site multi-homing and site traffic engineering (a) re- quire assistance from

Bhatti, Saleem N.

284

GT: picking up the truth from the ground for Internet traffic F. Gringoli, L. Salgarelli, M. Dusi  

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of Internet traffic modeling, firewall, and intrusion detection research requires traces where some ground. But DPI is ineffective when traffic is encrypted and ambiguous when different protocols exhibit similarGT: picking up the truth from the ground for Internet traffic F. Gringoli, L. Salgarelli, M. Dusi

California at San Diego, University of

285

Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review Paper # 13-0536  

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Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review Paper # 13-0536 Sam R with known installations of bicycle-specific traffic signals and a review of available engineering guidance); the CROW design manual for bicycle traffic; and the Canadian, U.S. and Californian manuals on uniform

286

Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review1 Paper # 13-05363  

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Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review1 2 Paper # 13-05363 4 with known installations of2 bicycle-specific traffic signals and a review of available engineering guidance Canada (TAC), the CROW design manual for bicycle traffic, and the Canadian, U.S. and Californian9 manuals

Bertini, Robert L.

287

Scalable Traffic Management for Data Centers and Logging Devices  

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Performance Isolation in Cloud Datacenter Networks. In Proc.Handley. Improving Datacenter Performance and Robustness

Lam, Vinh The

288

Flow cytometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A Faraday cage is described which encloses the flow chamber of a cytometer. Ground planes associated with each field deflection plate inhibit electric fields from varying the charge on designated events/droplets and further concentrates. They also increase forces applied to a passing charged event for accurate focus while concomitantly inhibiting a potential shock hazard. 4 figs.

Van den Engh, G.

1995-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

289

Project Information Form Project Title Managing Roadway Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions and Improve  

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or organization) $25,217 Total Project Cost $25,217 Agency ID or Contract Number DTRT13-G-UTC29 Start and EndProject Information Form Project Title Managing Roadway Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions and Improve Dates 4/1/14 ­ 3/30/15 Brief Description of Research Project There have been a variety of traffic

California at Davis, University of

290

Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Project objectives: Improve image resolution for microseismicimaging and time-lapse active seismic imaging; Enhance the prediction of fluid flow and temperature distributions and stress changes by coupling fracture flow simulations with reservoir flow simulations; and integrating imaging into modeling.

291

Improved cycling cryopump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is designed to achieve continuous high efficiency cryopumping of a vacuum vessel by improving upon and combining in a novel way the cryopumping in a novel way the cryopumping methods. The invention consists of a continuous operation cryopump, with movable louvres, with a high efficiency pumping apparatus. The pumping apparatus includes three cryogenic tubes. They are constructed of a substance of high thermal conductivity, such as aluminum and their exterior surfaces are cryogenic condensing surfaces. Through their interior liquid or gaseous helium from two reservoirs can be made to flow, alternately promoting extreme cooling or allowing some warming.

Batzer, T.H.; Call, W.R.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

292

Flow through electrode with automated calibration  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is an improved automated flow through electrode liquid monitoring system. The automated system has a sample inlet to a sample pump, a sample outlet from the sample pump to at least one flow through electrode with a waste port. At least one computer controls the sample pump and records data from the at least one flow through electrode for a liquid sample. The improvement relies upon (a) at least one source of a calibration sample connected to (b) an injection valve connected to said sample outlet and connected to said source, said injection valve further connected to said at least one flow through electrode, wherein said injection valve is controlled by said computer to select between said liquid sample or said calibration sample. Advantages include improved accuracy because of more frequent calibrations, no additional labor for calibration, no need to remove the flow through electrode(s), and minimal interruption of sampling.

Szecsody, James E [Richland, WA; Williams, Mark D [Richland, WA; Vermeul, Vince R [Richland, WA

2002-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

293

Multiphase flow in fractured porous media  

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The major goal of this research project was to improve the understanding of the gas-oil two-phase flow in fractured porous media. In addition, miscible displacement was studied to evaluate its promise for enhanced recovery.

Firoozabadi, A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Air Traffic Control and Alert Agent Henry Hexmoor and Tim Heng  

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Air Traffic Control and Alert Agent Henry Hexmoor and Tim Heng University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA {hexmoor,heng}@cs.und.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents an agent program

Hexmoor, Henry

295

Childhood Cancer and Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Life  

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exposure to traffic and nitrogen dioxide. Epidemiology 16(in Taiwan using nitrogen dioxide as an air pollutant marker.benzene and modeled nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) as a marker of

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Optimal Vehicle Routing with Real-Time Traffic Information Seongmoon Kim1  

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to accidents, bad weather, traffic con- gestion, etc., trucks hauling time-sensitive freight build "buffer time cost. Indeed a truck parked at the origin is less expensive than one that is in use. Moreover

Lewis, Mark E.

297

Real-time analysis of aggregate network traffic for anomaly detection  

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The frequent and large-scale network attacks have led to an increased need for developing techniques for analyzing network traffic. If efficient analysis tools were available, it could become possible to detect the attacks, anomalies...

Kim, Seong Soo

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

298

Kernel Level Energy-Efficient 3G Background Traffic Shaper for Android Smartphones  

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Kernel Level Energy-Efficient 3G Background Traffic Shaper for Android Smartphones Ekhiotz Jon energy-efficient, the lack of energy aware- ness on the software front is becoming all too apparent

299

Evaluation of traffic operations at diamond interchanges using advanced actuated control  

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This thesis documents an operational analysis of ographics. advanced actuated traffic control at signalized diamond interchanges. The study attempts to determine the benefits a "flexible'' phasing strategy provides to the interchange. Flexible...

Koonce, Peter John Vincent

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Analysis of seasonal and day-of-week traffic patterns at national parks  

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The National Park Service (NPS) is currently contemplating the implementation of a system-wide traffic monitoring program. While several of the national parks within this network collect continuous vehicle data at multiple stations within each park...

Liggett, Lindsay Elizabeth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Assessment of durability performance of "Early-Opening-to-Traffic" Portland Cement Concrete pavement and patches  

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This study relates the assessment of durability to ''early-opening-to-traffic'' (EOT) portland cement concrete (PCC). Several factors were identified relative to the performance of EOT PCC. Each of these factors was considered in terms of freeze...

Shrestha, Pradhumna Babu

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Assessment of older driver understanding of certain traffic control devices in Texas  

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The purpose of this research was to assess older Texas drivers on their understanding of nine traffic control devices and identify the devices that are misunderstood by people 65 years and older. Additionally, older driver education programs were...

Hulett, Stephanie Renee

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

An alternative to constant rate link padding for the prevention of traffic analysis  

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As encryption becomes more prevalent across the internet, techniques that can give an attacker information without needing to overcome encryption will become more important. One such technique, traffic analysis, is already a well researched field...

Graham, Bryan Wayne

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Evolution of domestic traffic and fares at the top 200 US airports between 1990 and 2008  

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The main objective of this thesis is to analyze the evolution of domestic Origin- Destination (O-D) traffic and fares at the Top 200 airports in the United States between 1990 and 2008. The impetus behind this research is ...

Ben Abda, Mehdi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Driving segments analysis for energy and environmental impacts of worsening traffic  

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During the last two decades, traffic congestion in the U.S. has increased from 30% to 67% of peak period travel. Further, current research shows that measures taken within transportation systems, such as adding capacity, ...

Feng, Wen, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

E-Print Network 3.0 - air traffic control facilities Sample Search...  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air traffic control facilities Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Table of Contents 1 Introduction Summary: to...

307

Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident Detection Algorithms  

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Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident of such a test-bed would be the ability to incorporate synthetic data produced by a simulation model since

Hellinga, Bruce

308

BICYCLE SAFETY--WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Obey all traffic laws while riding your bike.  

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942012 BICYCLE SAFETY--WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW · Obey all traffic laws while riding your bike. · According the California Vehicle Code, every person riding a bicycle upon a street or highway has all

Straight, Aaron

309

SFTEL: Flow Cell | EMSL  

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Flow Cell EMSL's Subsurface Flow and Transport Experimental Laboratory offers several meter-scale flow cells and columns for research in saturated and unsaturated porous media....

310

An investigative study of automobile traffic accidents utilizing biorhythm theory for predictive value  

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AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC ACCT. DENTS UTILIZING BIORHYTHM THEORY FOR PREDICTIVE VALUE A Thesis by OSCAR HENRY EGLY JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS UTILIZING BIORHYTHM THEORY FOR PREDICTIVE VALUE A Thesis by OSCAR HENRY EGLY JR. Approved as to style and content...

Egly, Oscar Henry

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

A continuous traffic study - estimation of population parameters and the variance of the estimated parameters  

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are pre- ;ected. The operating ratio is defined and its use for regulatory pur- poses discussed. Procedures for the estimation of operating ratios from CTS and cost data are explained. An approximate formula for the variance of the ratio of two random... 31 TEXAS INTRASTATE TRAFFIC 1967 (Operating Ratio by Actual Weight of Shipment). . 32 TEXAS INTRASTATE TRAFFIC 1967 (Operating Ratio by Number Miles Shipm nt Moved) 33 CHAPTER I STATEMENT QF THE PRGBLEM 1. 1 Introduction The Southwestern...

Dresser, George Brayton

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

An analysis to determine correlations of freeway traffic accidents with specific geometric design features  

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AN ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE CORRELATIONS OF FREEWAY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH SPECIFIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN FEATURES A Thesis By Frank Miller Smith, Jr. Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August, 1960 Major Subject: Civil Engineering AN ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE CORRELATIONS OF FREEWAY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH 'SPECIFIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN FEATURES A Thesis By Frank Miller...

Smith, Frank Miller

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Turbine blade tip flow discouragers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A turbine assembly comprises a plurality of rotating blade portions in a spaced relation with a stationery shroud. The rotating blade portions comprise a root section, a tip portion and an airfoil. The tip portion has a pressure side wall and a suction side wall. A number of flow discouragers are disposed on the blade tip portion. In one embodiment, the flow discouragers extend circumferentially from the pressure side wall to the suction side wall so as to be aligned generally parallel to the direction of rotation. In an alternative embodiment, the flow discouragers extend circumferentially from the pressure side wall to the suction side wall so as to be aligned at an angle in the range between about 0.degree. to about 60.degree. with respect to a reference axis aligned generally parallel to the direction of rotation. The flow discouragers increase the flow resistance and thus reduce the flow of hot gas flow leakage for a given pressure differential across the blade tip portion so as to improve overall turbine efficiency.

Bunker, Ronald Scott (Niskayuna, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the second year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' The project has two objectives. The first objective is to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective is to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil. Pore-level images from X-ray computed microtomography were re-examined for Berea sandstone and porous polyethylene. This analysis suggests that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than a gel-ripping mechanism. This finding helps to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil. We analyzed a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel treatment in a production well in the Arbuckle formation. The availability of accurate pressure data before, during, and after the treatment was critical for the analysis. After the gel treatment, water productivity was fairly constant at about 20% of the pre-treatment value. However, oil productivity was stimulated by a factor of 18 immediately after the treatment. During the six months after the treatment, oil productivity gradually decreased to approach the pre-treatment value. To explain this behavior, we proposed that the fracture area open to oil flow was increased substantially by the gel treatment, followed by a gradual closing of the fractures during subsequent production. For a conventional Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel, the delay between gelant preparation and injection into a fracture impacts the placement, leakoff, and permeability reduction behavior. Formulations placed as partially formed gels showed relatively low pressure gradients during placement, and yet substantially reduced the flow capacity of fractures (with widths from 1 to 4 mm) during brine and oil flow after placement. Regardless of gel age before placement, very little gel washed out from the fractures during brine or oil flow. However, increased brine or oil flow rate and cyclic injection of oil and water significantly decreased the level of permeability reduction. A particular need exists for gels that can plug large apertures (e.g., wide fractures and vugs). Improved mechanical strength and stability were demonstrated (in 1- to 4-mm-wide fractures) for a gel that contained a combination of high- and low-molecular weight polymers. This gel reduced the flow capacity of 2- and 4-mm-wide fractures by 260,000. In a 1-mm-wide fracture, it withstood 26 psi/ft without allowing any brine flow through the fracture. Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gels exhibited disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures. The effect was most pronounced when the gel was placed as gelant or partially formed gels. The effect occurred to a modest extent with concentrated gels and with gels that were ''fully formed'' when placed. The effect was not evident in tubes. We explored swelling polymers for plugging fractures. Polymer suspensions were quickly prepared and injected. In concept, the partially dissolved polymer would lodge and swell to plug the fracture. For three types of swelling polymers, behavior was promising. However, additional development is needed before their performance will be superior to that of conventional gels.

Randall S. Seright

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Corps Improvement  

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to mitigate environmental impacts of the proj- ect. The Corps? Fort Worth District and the City of Dallas are using an innovative approach to return floodplain value to the Trinity River, while improving flood damage reduction. Big Fossil Creek Watershed... The Big Fossil Watershed Study will address flood damage reduction, while identifying associated water quality, ecosystem restoration and recreational opportunities within the basin. The watershed is located in northern Tarrant County, encompasses 73...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Redox Flow Batteries: An Engineering Perspective  

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Redox flow batteries are well suited to provide modular and scalable energy storage systems for a wide range of energy storage applications. In this paper, we review the development of redox flow battery technology including recent advances in new redox active materials and systems. We discuss cost, performance, and reliability metrics that are critical for deployment of large flow battery systems. The technology, while relatively young, has the potential for significant improvement through reduced materials costs, improved energy and power efficiency, and significant reduction in the overall system cost.

Chalamala, Babu R.; Soundappan, Thiagarajan; Fisher, Graham R.; Anstey, Mitchell A.; Viswanathan, Vilayanur V.; Perry, Mike L.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

A continuous traffic study as a source of input data for the computation of operating ratios for selected weight brackets  

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Purpose Scope Need for Adequate Cost Data Methods and Procedures HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF FREIGHT TRAFFIC STUDIES Xn tro due t ion Waybill Studies Special Purpose Studies General Purpose Studies Continuous Waybi, ll Sample Sample Selection... Uses of Waybill Data Freight Bill Studies One' Day Studies Fixed Period Studies Continuous Traffic Studies Continuous Traffic Study and the Regulatory Body Summary METHODOLOGY sge 1 2 4 ) 'I 1 1 2i 21 22 26 27 27 37 38 40 42...

Jones, James Davis

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Arterial-street signal timing strategies to provide additional through-traffic capacity during freeway incident conditions  

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relationships identified are likely to be common to other arterial-street sections with similar configurations and traffic patterns. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was funded by Project No. 30, "Fuel Savings from Surveillance, Signing, and Signal Control... timing plan to accommodate diverted traffic from a freeway plays a significant role in the development of integrated freeway and arterial street control systems like the Automated Traffic Surveillance gnd control (ATSAC) system in Los Angeles (Rowe...

Dale, James Joseph

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Flow visualisation in inclined louvered fins  

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In this study the flow within an interrupted fin design, the inclined louvered fin, is investigated experimentally through visualisation. The inclined louvered fin is a hybrid of the offset strip fin and standard louvered fin, aimed at improved performance at low Reynolds numbers for compact heat exchangers. The flow behaviour is studied in six geometrically different configurations over a range of Reynolds numbers and quantified using the concept of 'fin angle alignment factor'. The transition from steady laminar to unsteady flow was studied in detail. The fin geometry had a very large impact on the transitional flow behaviour, especially on vortex shedding. (author)

T'Joen, C.; De Paepe, M. [Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University-UGent, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Gent (Belgium); Jacobi, A. [Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

Traffic-related air pollution exposures and changes in heart rate variability in Mexico City: A panel study  

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to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of coronaryof particulate air pollution. Environ Health Perspect 2001,between ambient air pollution and daily mortality among

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Information Propagation Along Traffic on Two Parallel Roads  

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IntelliDrive systems, including inter-vehicle communication and vehicle infrastructure integration, aim to improve safety, mobility, and efficiency of transportation. They build on the wireless ad hoc network technologies, enabling vehicles...

Yin, Kai

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

322

Co-flow planar SOFC fuel cell stack  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A co-flow planar solid oxide fuel cell stack with an integral, internal manifold and a casing/holder to separately seal the cell. This construction improves sealing and gas flow, and provides for easy manifolding of cell stacks. In addition, the stack construction has the potential for an improved durability and operation with an additional increase in cell efficiency. The co-flow arrangement can be effectively utilized in other electrochemical systems requiring gas-proof separation of gases.

Chung, Brandon W.; Pham, Ai Quoc; Glass, Robert S.

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

323

Low volume flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The low flow monitor provides a means for determining if a fluid flow meets a minimum threshold level of flow. The low flow monitor operates with a minimum of intrusion by the flow detection device into the flow. The electrical portion of the monitor is externally located with respect to the fluid stream which allows for repairs to the monitor without disrupting the flow. The electronics provide for the adjustment of the threshold level to meet the required conditions. The apparatus can be modified to provide an upper limit to the flow monitor by providing for a parallel electronic circuit which provides for a bracketing of the desired flow rate.

Meixler, Lewis D. (East Windsor, NJ)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

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

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

Weigle, Eric H. (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

325

Countercurrent flow absorber and desorber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Countercurrent flow absorber and desorber devices are provided for use in absorption cycle refrigeration systems and thermal boosting systems. The devices have increased residence time and surface area resulting in improved heat and mass transfer characteristics. The apparatuses may be incorporated into open cycle thermal boosting systems in which steam serves both as the refrigerant vapor which is supplied to the absorber section and as the supply of heat to drive the desorber section of the system. 9 figs.

Wilkinson, W.H.

1984-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

326

Countercurrent flow absorber and desorber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Countercurrent flow absorber and desorber devices are provided for use in absorption cycle refrigeration systems and thermal boosting systems. The devices have increased residence time and surface area resulting in improved heat and mass transfer characteristics. The apparatuses may be incorporated into open cycle thermal boosting systems in which steam serves both as the refrigerant vapor which is supplied to the absorber section and as the supply of heat to drive the desorber section of the system.

Wilkinson, William H. (Columbus, OH)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

MSET modeling of Crystal River-3 venturi flow meters.  

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The analysis of archived Crystal River-3 feedwater flow data reveals a slow and steady degradation of the flow meter measurements during the 1992/1993 operating cycle. MSET can reliably estimate the true flow rate and quantify the degree of departure between the indicated signal and the true flow rate with high accuracy. The MSET computed flow rate could, in principle, be used to provide an improved estimate of the reactor power and hence avoid the revenue loss associated with derating the reactor based on a faulty feedwater flow rate indication.

Bockhorst, F. K.; Gross, K. C.; Herzog, J. P.; Wegerich, S. W.

1998-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

328

Development of a Web-based Emissions Reduction Calculator for Street Light and Traffic Light Retrofits  

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Episode Peak day for 1999 4 . In the design mode the energy and emissions savings are calculated based on the specific information the user provides about the lamp type, lamp code, wattage, and number of lamps for both pre-retrofit and post... for the whole year is 12 hours per day. Traffic Light Analysis: Design Mode Table 2 shows an example of the input information and calculation for traffic light design mode. For each project the user enters the lamp type, lamp code, wattage per lamp...

Liu, Z.; Gilman, D.; Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Offloading Mobile Traffic via Green Content Broker Tao Han, Student Member, IEEE, and Nirwan Ansari, Fellow, IEEE  

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Offloading Mobile Traffic via Green Content Broker Tao Han, Student Member, IEEE, and Nirwan Ansari, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--A continuous surge of mobile data traffic not only congests mobile networks but also results in a dramatic increase in the energy consumption of mobile networks. Device-to-device (D2D

Ansari, Nirwan

330

Detecting Anomalies in Network Traffic Using Maximum Entropy Estimation Yu Gu, Andrew McCallum, Don Towsley  

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the network administrator a multi­ dimensional view of the network traffic. Our method can detect anomalies classes that increase the relative entropy thus providing the network administrator information related1 Detecting Anomalies in Network Traffic Using Maximum Entropy Estimation Yu Gu, Andrew Mc

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

331

The impact of high-speed rail and low-cost carriers on European air passenger traffic  

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The impact of high-speed rail and low-cost carriers on European air passenger traffic Regina R, and market characteristics on air traffic; and 2) the impact of high-speed rail and low-cost in system-wide air travel demand, whereas the expansion of low-cost carriers has led to a significant

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

332

LED Traffic Light as a Communications Device Grantham Pang, Thomas Kwan, Chi-Ho Chan, Hugh Liu.  

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:http://www.eee.hku.hk/~gpang Abstract The visible light from an LED (light emitting diode) traffic light can be modulated and encoded on the description of an audio information system made up of high brightness, visible light emitting diodes (LEDs messages 1. Introduction Recently, high intensity light emitting diodes for traffic signals are available

Pang, Grantham

333

Propeller Flow Meter  

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Propeller flow meters are commonly used to measure water flow rate. They can also be used to estimate irrigation water use. This publication explains how to select, install, read and maintain propeller flow meters....

Enciso, Juan; Santistevan, Dean; Hla, Aung K.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Dispersed flow film boiling  

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Dispersed flow consists of small liquid droplets entrained in a flowing vapor. This flow regime can occur in cryogenic equipment, in steam generators, and during nuclear reactor loss of coolant accidents. A theoretical ...

Yoder, Graydon L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Bacteria in shear flow  

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Bacteria are ubiquitous and play a critical role in many contexts. Their environment is nearly always dynamic due to the prevalence of fluid flow: creeping flow in soil, highly sheared flow in bodily conduits, and turbulent ...

Marcos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

Randall S. Seright

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

337

Information flow in the DAMA Project beyond database managers: Information flow managers  

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To meet the demands of commercial data traffic on the information highway, a new look at managing data is necessary. One projected activity, sharing of point-of-sale information, is being considered in the Demand Activated Manufacturing Project of the American Textile Partnership project. A scenario is examined in which 100,000 retail outlets communicate over a period of days. They provide the latest estimate of demand for sewn products across a chain of 26,000 suppliers through the use of bill-of-materials explosions at four levels of detail. A new paradign the information flow manager, is developed to handle this situation, including the case where members of the supply chain fail to communicate and go out of business. Techniques for approximation are introduced to keep estimates of demand as current as possible.

Russell, L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Wolfson, O.; Yu, C. [Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Multiphase flow calculation software  

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Multiphase flow calculation software and computer-readable media carrying computer executable instructions for calculating liquid and gas phase mass flow rates of high void fraction multiphase flows. The multiphase flow calculation software employs various given, or experimentally determined, parameters in conjunction with a plurality of pressure differentials of a multiphase flow, preferably supplied by a differential pressure flowmeter or the like, to determine liquid and gas phase mass flow rates of the high void fraction multiphase flows. Embodiments of the multiphase flow calculation software are suitable for use in a variety of applications, including real-time management and control of an object system.

Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

340

An analysis of peak traffic demand at signalized urban intersections  

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. Thus, . the ratio of the duration of a given phase to the total cycle length is equal to the demand on the given phase divided by the demand on all phases. This has been referred to as the G/C th d, d pl l 't ppl' t' - d h d th H~ih ~Ct M 1 )3... be rejected or expanded to accommodate the higher rates of flow which exist over shorter intervals within the peak hour. 6600 550 VOLUME ? (3 LANES) Z W c( ) ) 0 LU z 6000 5558 8 5400 0 4800 O 4200 4I 500 0 450 400 TOTAL HOURLY VOLUME ? 5558...

Drew, Donald R

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Flow Distances on Open Flow Networks  

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Open flow network is a weighted directed graph with a source and a sink, depicting flux distributions on networks in the steady state of an open flow system. Energetic food webs, economic input-output networks, and international trade networks, are open flow network models of energy flows between species, money or value flows between industrial sectors, and goods flows between countries, respectively. Flow distances (first-passage or total) between any given two nodes $i$ and $j$ are defined as the average number of transition steps of a random walker along the network from $i$ to $j$ under some conditions. They apparently deviate from the conventional random walk distance on a closed directed graph because they consider the openness of the flow network. Flow distances are explicitly expressed by underlying Markov matrix of a flow system in this paper. With this novel theoretical conception, we can visualize open flow networks, calculating centrality of each node, and clustering nodes into groups. We apply fl...

Guo, Liangzhu; Shi, Peiteng; Wang, Jun; Huang, Xiaohan; Zhang, Jiang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

System for measuring multiphase flow using multiple pressure differentials  

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An improved method and system for measuring a multi-phase flow in a pressure flow meter. An extended throat venturi is used and pressure of the multi-phase flow is measured at three or more positions in the venturi, which define two or more pressure differentials in the flow conduit. The differential pressures are then used to calculate the mass flow of the gas phase, the total mass flow, and the liquid phase. The system for determining the mass flow of the high void fraction fluid flow and the gas flow includes taking into account a pressure drop experienced by the gas phase due to work performed by the gas phase in accelerating the liquid phase.

Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Traffic Management Policy and Guidelines v. 1.0 Page 1 of 4 This document is the property of the University of Canterbury.  

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-323 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Traffic Management Policy and Guidelines v. 1.0 Page 1 of 4 © This document is the property (COPTTM) ­ document created by NZ Transport Agency which lays out the temporary traffic management-323 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Traffic Management Policy and Guidelines v. 1.0 Page 2 of 4 © This document is the property

Hickman, Mark

344

Stochasticity and traffic jams in the transcription of ribosomal RNA: Intriguing role of termination and antitermination  

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In fast growing bacteria, ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is required to be transcribed at very high rates to sustain the high cellular demand on ribosome synthesis. This results in dense traffic of RNA polymerases (RNAP). We developed a stochastic model, integrating results of single-molecule and quantitative in vivo studies of E. coli, to evaluate the quantitative effect of pausing, termination, and antitermination on rRNA transcription. Our calculations reveal that in dense RNAP traffic, spontaneous pausing of RNAP can lead to severe "traffic jams", as manifested in the broad distribution of inter-RNAP distances and can be a major factor limiting transcription and hence growth. Our results suggest the suppression of these pauses by the ribosomal antitermination complex to be essential at fast growth. Moreover, unsuppressed pausing by even a few non-antiterminated RNAPs can already reduce transcription drastically under dense traffic. However, the termination factor Rho can remove the non-antiterminated RNAPs and restore fast transcription. The results thus suggest an intriguing role by Rho to enhance rather than attenuate rRNA transcription.

Stefan Klumpp; Terence Hwa

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

345

Traffic Congestion Mitigation as an Emissions Reduction Strategy Alexander York Bigazzi  

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goals, a better understanding of the impacts of traffic congestion on motor vehicle emissions is needed framework to study the trade-offs between vehicle efficiency and travel demand that accompany travel speed, such as electric and gas- electric hybrid vehicles. But travel volume is also a key consideration for the total

Bertini, Robert L.

346

Tuning RED for Web Traffic * Mikkel Christiansen, ** Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith  

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139 Tuning RED for Web Traffic * Mikkel Christiansen, ** Kevin Jeffay, David Ott, F. Donelson Smith http://www.cs.unc.edu/Research/dirt Abstract We study the effects of RED on the performance of Web --- response time for HTTP request­response pairs. We empirically evaluate RED across a range of parameter

Jeffay, Kevin

347

A New MAC Scheme Supporting Voice/Data Traffic in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

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A New MAC Scheme Supporting Voice/Data Traffic in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Ping Wang, Member, IEEE, Hai Jiang, Member, IEEE, and Weihua Zhuang, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In wireless ad hoc networks information exchanges among the nodes. Index Terms--Wireless ad hoc networks, medium access control, fairness

Jiang, Hai

348

Greenhouse Gas Pollution in the Stratosphere Due to Increasing Airplane Traffic, Effects On the Environment  

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Greenhouse Gas Pollution in the Stratosphere Due to Increasing Airplane Traffic, Effects On the Environment Katta G. Murty Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering University of Michigan, Ann to tremendous increases in the construction of huge airport facilities, the development of large jumbo

Murty, Katta G.

349

Meteorological Conditions Processing for Vision-based Traffic Monitoring Nicolas Hautire  

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of the sensors. A vision-based traffic monitoring system is proposed to take fog and rain into account and react ac- cordingly. A background modeling approach, based on a mixture of gaussians, is used to separate the foreground from the background. Since fog is steady weather, the back- ground image is used to detect

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

350

Field monitoring and modeling of pavement response and service life consumption due to overweight truck traffic  

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A number of pavement structures experience deterioration due to high traffic volume and growing weights. Recently, the Texas Legislatures passed bills allowing trucks of gross vehicle weight (GVW) up to 556 kN routinely to use a route in south Texas...

Oh, Jeong-Ho

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

351

CARSystem: a distributed algorithm for efficient real-time vehicular traffic control  

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transfer between individual traffic control processes. Real-time information -obtained by tracking the density profiles that constitute demand at each intersection in real-time-is used by an on-line optimization algorithm to provide real-time adaptive...

Koothrappally, Joseph

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

On the Adaptivity of today's Energy-Efficient MAC Protocols under varying Traffic Conditions  

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On the Adaptivity of today's Energy-Efficient MAC Protocols under varying Traffic Conditions typically accounts for a major portion of a WSN node's power consumption, researchers have proposed Energy-Efficient. Such protocols typically trade off energy-efficiency versus classical quality of service parameters (e

Braun, Torsten

353

Prediction Aggregation of Remote Traffic Microwave Sensors Speed and Volume Data  

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Prediction Aggregation of Remote Traffic Microwave Sensors Speed and Volume Data John R. Junger prediction is an important component of well developed Intelligent Trans- portation Systems and Advanced significant challenges to integrating polled data into such a predictive system. To overcome these, we present

Havlicek, Joebob

354

An Energy Aware Admission Control With Traffic Class Differentiation: From Theory to NS-2 Simulation  

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An Energy Aware Admission Control With Traffic Class Differentiation: From Theory to NS-2 for computer networks is called green networking. The proposed paper aims to de- velop and test an energy-aware solution. EAAC-MQ, an Energy-Aware Admission Control for wired networks, has been created and tested

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

JAMAR TRAX RD The TRAX RD is an automatic traffic recorder designed and built by JAMAR  

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lead gel battery. Our unit also included the optional solar panel. When the unit on is turned on Technologies, Inc. Since the unit is a "Raw Data" unit, it records a time stamp of every sensor hit that occurs during the period of data collection. This unit works using air switches and road tubes to sense traffic

Prevedouros, Panos D.

356

Combined Intra- and Inter-domain Traffic Engineering using Hot-Potato Aware Link Weights Optimization  

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A well-known approach to intradomain traffic engineering consists in finding the set of link weights that minimizes a network-wide objective function for a given intradomain traffic matrix. This approach is inadequate because it ignores a potential impact on interdomain routing. Indeed, the resulting set of link weights may trigger BGP to change the BGP next hop for some destination prefixes, to enforce hot-potato routing policies. In turn, this results in changes in the intradomain traffic matrix that have not been anticipated by the link weights optimizer, possibly leading to degraded network performance. We propose a BGP-aware link weights optimization method that takes these effects into account, and even turns them into an advantage. This method uses the interdomain traffic matrix and other available BGP data, to extend the intradomain topology with external virtual nodes and links, on which all the well-tuned heuristics of a classical link weights optimizer can be applied. A key innovative asset of our ...

Balon, Simon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Danijela Bari University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia  

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Danijela Bari University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia Sanja Pai HZ Infrastructure L.L., Zagreb, Croatia THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE SAFETY PROGRAM "TRAIN IS ALWAYS FASTER" #12;CONTENT - Introduction - Croatian railways network - Safety on LC in Croatia - Program

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

358

Optimal Traffic-Oblivious Energy-Aware Routing For Multihop Wireless Networks  

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constraints. If the power supply is renewable, it is desirable that the energy consumption rate is less than the renewal rate. Lin et al. [15] study power-aware routing with renewable energy sources. Some previous workOptimal Traffic-Oblivious Energy-Aware Routing For Multihop Wireless Networks Yuxi Li Janelle Harms

Holte, Robert

359

VTrack: Accurate, Energy-Aware Road Traffic Delay Estimation Using Mobile Phones  

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for travel time estimation using this sensor data that addresses two key challenges: energy consumptionVTrack: Accurate, Energy-Aware Road Traffic Delay Estimation Using Mobile Phones Arvind Thiagarajan the bat- tery quickly. In these cases, VTrack can use alternative, less energy-hungry but noisier sensors

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

360

Scheduling and NoC Traffic Reduction in T-SDF Architecture  

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Scheduling and NoC Traffic Reduction in T-SDF Architecture Roberto Giorgi, Nikola Puzovic1 Dept a multiprocessor on chip architecture based on SDF architecture, by placing multiple processing cores on a single 1 Introduction Our research is focused on expanding SDF architecture [1][2] by placing more than one

Giorgi, Roberto

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361

Robust Network Monitoring in the presence of Non-Cooperative Traffic Queries  

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, Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Nord, Edif. D6, C. Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona 1 Introduction The ability to extract detailed information from live traffic streams is critical as well as the types of computations, usually unknown in advance, to be performed on the packet streams

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

362

Influence of vehide traffic reduction in a town centre on BTX polhition Isabelle ZDANEVITCH a  

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et Pollution de l'Air", Avignon : France (2000)" #12;1. Objectives It seems obvious that with limited centres. According to that scheine, WERIS, m association wifh the local Air Qualily Moniforing Nefwork A1 clearly indicates traffic äs the main source of atmospheric pollution. Measured benzene levels over the 3

Boyer, Edmond

363

Merging Traffic to Save Energy in the Enterprise Department of Computer Science  

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replace the high port density switches. The energy savings from such a redesign are significant with switches having far fewer ports. This automatically reduces energy use in both the chassis as wellMerging Traffic to Save Energy in the Enterprise Candy Yiu Department of Computer Science Portland

Singh, Suresh

364

Examining the application of conway-maxwell-poisson models for analyzing traffic crash data  

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under-dispersed crash data. The primary objective of this research is to evaluate the performance of the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson (COM-Poisson) model for various situations and to examine its application for analyzing traffic crash datasets exhibiting over...

Geedipally, Srinivas Reddy

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

365

Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Webinar Series TZD Toward Zero Deaths: the National Strategy on  

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to the Decade of Action New areas: SAFETY CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH #12;17 HOW Can We Achieve and SAFETY CULTURE #12;18 Safety Culture--the Real Solution Individual roles, organizational rolesWEBINAR Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Webinar Series TZD Toward Zero Deaths: the National

Minnesota, University of

366

PUTTING QUALITY OF SERVICE INTO A NETWORK BY MAKING THE TRAFFIC MARKOVIAN  

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can be implemented so that its assumptions, in this case about Markovian traffic streams, are in fact streams Markovian. 1 INTRODUCTION This paper is really about a way of thinking about the modelling process (in this case stochastic modelling) and how it should be applied to an implementation. Usually a model

Bradley, Jeremy

367

The Partially Stopped Leaky Bucket: An Efficient Traffic Regulator with Constant  

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1 The Partially Stopped Leaky Bucket: An Efficient Traffic Regulator with Constant Time Implementation Florin Ciucu, Brian L. Mark , and Robert Simon Lab. of Cooperative Work Environment Dept. of Computer Science Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering School of Information Technology

Ciucu, Florin

368

Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model  

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in the vicinity of the ramp. Examples of local traffic-responsive control are demand capacity, occupancy control and potential effectiveness of such algorithms depend on a number of complex factors that are best investigated-metering policies, implementations based on such develop- ments have been slow in coming. In practice, modes

Levinson, David M.

369

Facilitation of visual pattern recognition by extraction of relevant features from microscopic traffic data  

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feature space; this is done to minimize the experimental set to a matrix of desirable attributes from the vehicles on the roadway. The application is to identify if this data can be readily parsed into four distinct traffic states; in this case, the state...

Fields, Matthew James

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

370

Development and implementation of algorithms used in ground and internet traffic monitoring  

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. The development and real-time implementation of a new algorithm that filters out erroneous data from the ILDs is the focus of the first half of this thesis. The developed algorithm is based solely on vehicle kinematics and is implemented in real-time. Traffic data...

Ametha, Jayesh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Abstract --The microscopic simulation is getting increasingly common in traffic planning and research because  

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an automated environment that handles all the necessary operations. The system organizes the files, executes involves more inherent fluctuations and variation of the vehicle dynamics, thus increasing the model automation. II. THE SIMULATION MODEL The HUTSIM urban traffic simulation system is an object-oriented micro

Thawonmas, Ruck

372

Transient Analysis of Data Traffic in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Non-equilibrium Statistical  

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efficiency of spectrum utilization. In cognitive radio systems, a secondary user (without license) can access a licensed spectrum channel if there is no primary user (with license) transmitting over this channel. When1 Transient Analysis of Data Traffic in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Non-equilibrium Statistical

Li, Husheng

373

Multi-step-ahead prediction of MPEG-coded video source traffic using empirical modeling techniques  

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In the near future, multimedia will form the majority of Internet traffic and the most popular standard used to transport and view video is MPEG. The MPEG media content data is in the form of a time-series representing frame/VOP sizes. This time...

Gupta, Deepanker

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

374

Simulative Evaluation of a UMTS-based Car-to-Infrastructure Traffic Information System  

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to that of direct radio links. A key question asked about an infrastructure-based C2I communication systemSimulative Evaluation of a UMTS-based Car-to-Infrastructure Traffic Information System (Invited are heavily dependent on high market penetration or infrastructure support. Third-generation (3G) networks

Breu, Ruth

375

* Dissertation Advisor: Dimitris Varoutas, Assistant Professor Transfer and Management of Broadband Traffic in  

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and Management of Broadband Traffic in Wireless Telecommunication Networks Nicholas Vaiopoulos* National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Department of Informatics and Telecommunications nvaio@di.uoa.gr Abstract infrastructure is extremely high. Such a technology is the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

376

OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR BICYCLE-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE UNITED STATES: A REVIEW  

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OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR BICYCLE-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE UNITED STATES: A REVIEW Interim ........................................................................................................... 2 2.1.1 Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (AASHTO, 1999).....................................................................................3 2.1.3 Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (AASHTO, 2012

Bertini, Robert L.

377

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance  

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Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: A flexible framework for strategic planning October 2012 Pilot version 1 #12;Improving School Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

Rambaut, Andrew

378

Portable wastewater flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable wastewater flow meter particularly adapted for temporary use at a single location in measuring the rate of liquid flow in a circular entrance conduit of a sewer manhole both under free flow and submerged, open channel conditions and under fill pipe, surcharged conditions, comprising an apparatus having a cylindrical external surface and an inner surface that constricts the flow through the apparatus in such a manner that a relationship exists between (1) the difference between the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the entrance of the apparatus and the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the constriction, and (2) the rate of liquid flow through the apparatus.

Hunter, Robert M. (320 S. Wilson Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715)

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

379

Portable wastewater flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable wastewater flow meter particularly adapted for temporary use at a single location in measuring the rate of liquid flow in a circular entrance conduit of a sewer manhole both under free flow and submerged, open channel conditions and under full pipe, surcharged conditions, comprising an apparatus having a cylindrical external surface and an inner surface that constricts the flow through the apparatus in such a manner that a relationship exists between (1) the difference between the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the entrance of the apparatus and the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the constriction, and (2) the rate of liquid flow through the apparatus.

Hunter, Robert M. (320 S. Wilson Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Preserving the Volume of Fluid Using Multi-phase Flow Approach Roman Durikovic  

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complex behaviors. We often see rising bubbles or flow of muddy water, such flows involve sev- eral fluids volume when the fluid passes through a donor cell to an acceptor cell. The VOF method was improved

Durikovic, Roman

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Energy Efficient Process Heating: Managing Air Flow Kevin Carpenter and Kelly Kissock  

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temperature and decreased combustion gas mass flow rate. The method for calculating savings from preheating flow include minimizing combustion air, preheating combustion air, minimizing ventilation air from minimizing combustion air accounts for improvement in efficiency from increased combustion

Kissock, Kelly

382

IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 19, NO. 7, JULY 2001 1385 Improving Battery Performance by Using Traffic  

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battery management techniques that exploit the charge recovery effect inherent to many secondary storage of the discharge current. The phenomena of charge recovery that takes place under bursty or pulsed discharge opportunities for charge recovery. We explore stochastic models to track charge recovery in conjunction

383

Examining the Effects of Site-Selection Criteria for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Traffic Safety Improvement Countermeasures  

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, which could significantly alter the study outcome. They include the regression-to-the-mean (RTM) and site-selection effects. So far, most of the research on these biases has focused on the RTM. Hence, the primary objective of this study consists...

Kuo, Pei-Fen

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

384

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This technical progress report describes work performed from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, for the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' We examined the properties of several ''partially formed'' gels that were formulated with a combination of high and low molecular weight HPAM polymers. After placement in 4-mm-wide fractures, these gels required about 25 psi/ft for brine to breach the gel (the best performance to date in fractures this wide). After this breach, stabilized residual resistance factors decreased significantly with increased flow rate. Also, residual resistance factors were up to 9 times greater for water than for oil. Nevertheless, permeability reduction factors were substantial for both water and oil flow. Gel with 2.5% chopped fiberglass effectively plugged 4-mm-wide fractures if a 0.5-mm-wide constriction was present. The ability to screen-out at a constriction appears crucial for particulate incorporation to be useful in plugging fractures. In addition to fiberglass, we examined incorporation of polypropylene fibers into gels. Once dispersed in brine or gelant, the polypropylene fibers exhibited the least gravity segregation of any particulate that we have tested to date. In fractures with widths of at least 2 mm, 24-hr-old gels (0.5% high molecular weight HPAM) with 0.5% fiber did not exhibit progressive plugging during placement and showed extrusion pressure gradients similar to those of gels without the fiber. The presence of the fiber roughly doubled the gel's resistance to first breach by brine flow. The breaching pressure gradients were not as large as for gels made with high and low molecular weight polymers (mentioned above). However, their material requirements and costs (i.e., polymer and/or particulate concentrations) were substantially lower than for those gels. A partially formed gel made with 0.5% HPAM did not enter a 0.052-mm-wide fracture when applying a pressure gradient of 65 psi/ft. This result suggests a lower limit of fracture width for entry of formed or partially formed gels (when reasonable pressure gradients are applied). In unfractured porous rock, we investigated the time dependence of oil and water permeabilities during various cycles of oil and water injection after placement of a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel. Permeability to water stabilized rapidly (within 1 pore volume, PV), while permeability to oil stabilized gradually over the course of 100 PV. The behavior was surprisingly insensitive to core material (strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene), core permeability (740 to 10,000 md), and applied pressure gradient (10 to 100 psi/ft).

Randall S. Seright

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Traffic Analysis of UDP-based Flows in Ourmon Portland State University -Computer Science Technical Report -0807  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with them denial-of-service attacks, scans, spam and keylogging are rife [6, 8]. In addition, the relatively

Binkley, Jim

386

Phys. Rev. E 57, 1171 (1998) 1171 Density fluctuations and phase transition in the Nagel-Schreckenberg traffic flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

representing the acceler- ation, the slowing down, the noise, and the motion of the particles are done consider a one-dimensional cellular automaton of linear size L and N particles. Each particle is as and the dis- tance to the next forward particle [3]. For each particle, the following four update steps

Lübeck, Sven

387

An improved theory for regenerative pump performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An improved theory for regenerative pump performance T Meakhail and S O Park Department. DOI: 10.1243/095765005X7565 Abstract: Owing to their low specific speed, regenerative pumps allow high heads with small flow rates and have performance curves with very stable features. This kind of pump

Kim, Yong Jung

388

Traffic-related air pollution exposures and changes in heart rate variability in Mexico City: A panel study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract Background While air pollution exposures have been linked to cardiovascular outcomes, the contribution from acute gas and particle traffic-related pollutants remains unclear. Using a panel study design with repeated ...

Shields, Kyra Naumoff

389

Behavior-Based Simulation Approach for the Capacity and Traffic Operational Characteristic Study of Four-Way-Stop-Controlled Intersections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The objective of the proposed research is to study the traffic operational characteristics at four-way-stop-controlled (FWSC) intersections with single -lane approaches. Observational data were collected at six FWSC ...

Yin, Juan

2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

390

Use of vegetation for abatement of road traffic noise in a 1:10 scale street model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Use of vegetation for abatement of road traffic noise in a 1:10 scale street model J.Y. Jeona , H was constructed to evaluate the noise abatement by use of vegetation as sustainable means. The model materials

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

391

Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Rain on Measured Freeway Traffic Parameters1 Meead Saberi K.4  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Rain on Measured Freeway Traffic Parameters1 2 3 Meead Saberi November 200954 55 Word Count: 7,456 (9 figures and 2 tables)56 #12;Saberi and Bertini 2 Abstract

Bertini, Robert L.

392

Dynamic Scheduling of a Parallel Server System in Heavy Traffic with Complete Resource Pooling: Asymptotic Optimality of a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as the optimal cost in the Brownian control problem. Short title: Dynamic Scheduling of Parallel Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 Scheduling Control and Performance Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Dynamic Scheduling of a Parallel Server System in Heavy Traffic with Complete Resource Pooling

393

Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance and  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGY TAX POLICIES7.pdf Flash2010-57.pdfDepartment ofFramework for SCADA Security PolicyCost

394

Mechanical analysis of a cross flow filter. Final report, January 31, 1995  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A cross flow filter for particulate control is described. Objectives were to improve the reliability and mechanical integrity of the filter.

NONE

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

395

A slotted orifice plate used as a flow measurement device  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The standard orifice plate is used extensively by the natural gas industry for the metering of fuel. Because of the costs associated with errors in flow measurement inherent with the use of a standard orifice plate, any improvements upon...

Macek, Michael Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

396

Grid adaptation for functional outputs of compressible flow simulations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An error correction and grid adaptive method is presented for improving the accuracy of functional outputs of compressible flow simulations. The procedure is based on an adjoint formulation in which the estimated error in ...

Venditti, David Anthony, 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Reducing Memory and Traffic Requirements for Scalable Directory-Based Cache Coherence Schemes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As multiprocessors are scaled beyond single bus systems, there is renewed interest in directory-based cache coherence schemes. These schemes rely on a directory to keep track of all processors caching a memory block. When a write to that block occurs, pointto -point invalidation messages are sent to keep the caches coherent. A straightforward way of recording the identities of processors caching a memory block is to use a bit vector per memory block, with one bit per processor. Unfortunately, when the main memory grows linearly with the number of processors, the total size of the directory memory grows as the square of the number of processors, which is prohibitive for large machines. To remedy this problem several schemes that use a limited number of pointers per directory entry have been suggested. These schemes often cause excessive invalidation traffic. In this paper, we propose two simple techniques that significantly reduce invalidation traffic and directory memory requirements. ...

Anoop Gupta; Wolf-dietrich Weber; Todd Mowry

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Ultrasonic flow metering system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for determining the density, flow velocity, and mass flow of a fluid comprising at least one sing-around circuit that determines the velocity of a signal in the fluid and that is correlatable to a database for the fluid. A system for determining flow velocity uses two of the inventive circuits with directional transmitters and receivers, one of which is set at an angle to the direction of flow that is different from the others.

Gomm, Tyler J. (Meridian, ID); Kraft, Nancy C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mauseth, Jason A. (Pocatello, ID); Phelps, Larry D. (Pocatello, ID); Taylor, Steven C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Elbow mass flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Elbow mass flow meter. The present invention includes a combination of an elbow pressure drop generator and a shunt-type mass flow sensor for providing an output which gives the mass flow rate of a gas that is nearly independent of the density of the gas. For air, the output is also approximately independent of humidity.

McFarland, Andrew R. (College Station, TX); Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM); Ortiz, Carlos A. (Bryan, TX); Nelson, David C. (Santa Fe, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

A coupled model for ring dynamics, gas flow, and oil flow through the ring grooves in IC engines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Oil flows through ring/groove interface play a critical role in oil transport among different regions the piston ring pack of internal combustion engines. This thesis work is intended to improve the understanding and ...

Jia, Ke, S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Background In response to our community's concern over the milestone plan (MP) process within the system, the...

402

A New Approach to Computing Max Flows using Electrical Flows  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A New Approach to Computing Max Flows using Electrical Flows Yin Tat Lee (MIT) Satish Rao (UC-Kelner-Madry-Spielman-Teng'11]: approximate flow in time Uses electrical flows. 7 #12;Electrical Flows 3 1 S t 8 #12;Electrical Flows Identify Graph with Resistor Network R(e)=1/w(e) 1/3 S t 1 9 #12;Electrical Flows Electrical flow

Rajamani, Sriram K.

403

Quantitative tomographic measurements of opaque multiphase flows  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An electrical-impedance tomography (EIT) system has been developed for quantitative measurements of radial phase distribution profiles in two-phase and three-phase vertical column flows. The EIT system is described along with the computer algorithm used for reconstructing phase volume fraction profiles. EIT measurements were validated by comparison with a gamma-densitometry tomography (GDT) system. The EIT system was used to accurately measure average solid volume fractions up to 0.05 in solid-liquid flows, and radial gas volume fraction profiles in gas-liquid flows with gas volume fractions up to 0.15. In both flows, average phase volume fractions and radial volume fraction profiles from GDT and EIT were in good agreement. A minor modification to the formula used to relate conductivity data to phase volume fractions was found to improve agreement between the methods. GDT and EIT were then applied together to simultaneously measure the solid, liquid, and gas radial distributions within several vertical three-phase flows. For average solid volume fractions up to 0.30, the gas distribution for each gas flow rate was approximately independent of the amount of solids in the column. Measurements made with this EIT system demonstrate that EIT may be used successfully for noninvasive, quantitative measurements of dispersed multiphase flows.

GEORGE,DARIN L.; TORCZYNSKI,JOHN R.; SHOLLENBERGER,KIM ANN; O'HERN,TIMOTHY J.; CECCIO,STEVEN L.

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Low flow fume hood  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fume hood is provided having an adequate level of safety while reducing the amount of air exhausted from the hood. A displacement flow fume hood works on the principal of a displacement flow which displaces the volume currently present in the hood using a push-pull system. The displacement flow includes a plurality of air supplies which provide fresh air, preferably having laminar flow, to the fume hood. The displacement flow fume hood also includes an air exhaust which pulls air from the work chamber in a minimally turbulent manner. As the displacement flow produces a substantially consistent and minimally turbulent flow in the hood, inconsistent flow patterns associated with contaminant escape from the hood are minimized. The displacement flow fume hood largely reduces the need to exhaust large amounts of air from the hood. It has been shown that exhaust air flow reductions of up to 70% are possible without a decrease in the hood's containment performance. The fume hood also includes a number of structural adaptations which facilitate consistent and minimally turbulent flow within a fume hood.

Bell, Geoffrey C. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Feustel, Helmut E. (Albany, CA); Dickerhoff, Darryl J. (Berkeley, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Device for deriving energy from a flow of fluid  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Improved process and device for extracting energy present in a flowing fluid medium wherein a supported hub with propellers or blades is placed in said medium and the blades are provided with a wing or vane at the tip. The wing is of such a form that it generates a ''venturi effect'' in the flowing medium by which a part of the fluid which should normally pass outside the propeller disc area, is drawn into the propeller. The improvement consists of mixing of fluid which normally should pass outside the venturi with fluid which has flowed through the blades by provisions on blades and/or wing or vanes.

van Holten, T.

1982-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

406

Vehicle Traffic Control Signal Heads— Light Emitting Diode Circular Signal Supplement (VTCSH-LED). This replaced the so-called Interim LED Purchase Specifications,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Engineers ’ (ITE) specification for light-emitting diode (LED) circular traffic signals recently was updated (June 27, 2005) and published under the name

S. Behura

407

Inductively coupled plasma torch with laminar flow cooling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved inductively coupled gas plasma torch. The torch includes inner and outer quartz sleeves and tubular insert snugly fitted between the sleeves. The insert includes outwardly opening longitudinal channels. Gas flowing through the channels of the insert emerges in a laminar flow along the inside surface of the outer sleeve, in the zone of plasma heating. The laminar flow cools the outer sleeve and enables the torch to operate at lower electrical power and gas consumption levels additionally, the laminar flow reduces noise levels in spectroscopic measurements of the gaseous plasma.

Rayson, Gary D. (Las Cruces, NM); Shen, Yang (Las Cruces, NM)

1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

408

Turbulent flow in graphene  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We demonstrate the possibility of a turbulent flow of electrons in graphene in the hydrodynamic region, by calculating the corresponding turbulent probability density function. This is used to calculate the contribution of the turbulent flow to the conductivity within a quantum Boltzmann approach. The dependence of the conductivity on the system parameters arising from the turbulent flow is very different from that due to scattering.

Kumar S. Gupta; Siddhartha Sen

2010-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

409

The temporal effect of traffic violations and accidents on accident occurrence  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, in the final analysis, will make the greatest use of such research. Traffic Research Time Frame Requirements The largest statistical problem in using accident and violation conviction data is the fact that accidents are rare events, (O'Neall 1967). She... assumed to have resulted from the crash and are not included. TABLE 2 Distribution of Student Crashes Vs. Driving Convictions* Number of Accidents 1 2 2 O I M M g M M A 4109 (85. 4%) 1578 (79. 3X) 555 (72. 6%) 224 (71. 6%) 155 (63. 5...

McKemie, Martha Susan

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Facilitation of visual pattern recognition by extraction of relevant features from microscopic traffic data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. The tools created for this approach, a two-level hierarchical group of operators, are used to extract features from the dataset to create a feature space; this is done to minimize the experimental set to a matrix of desirable attributes from the vehicles... on the roadway. The application is to identify if this data can be readily parsed into four distinct traffic states; in this case, the state of a vehicle is defined by its velocity and acceleration at a selected timestamp. A three-dimensional plot is used...

Fields, Matthew James

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

411

Productivity & Energy Flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Productivity & Energy Flow Ecosystem approach, focuses: on flow of energy, water, and nutrients (capture) of energy by autotrophs Gross (total) Net (total ­ costs) Secondary productivity- capture of energy by herbivores http://sciencebitz.com/?page_id=204 What Controls the Primary Productivity

Mitchell, Randall J.

412

Elbow mass flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention includes a combination of an elbow pressure drop generator and a shunt-type mass flow sensor for providing an output which gives the mass flow rate of a gas that is nearly independent of the density of the gas. For air, the output is also approximately independent of humidity. 3 figs.

McFarland, A.R.; Rodgers, J.C.; Ortiz, C.A.; Nelson, D.C.

1994-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

413

Microelectromechanical flow control apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microelectromechanical (MEM) flow control apparatus is disclosed which includes a fluid channel formed on a substrate from a first layer of a nonconducting material (e.g. silicon nitride). A first electrode is provided on the first layer of the nonconducting material outside the flow channel; and a second electrode is located on a second layer of the nonconducting material above the first layer. A voltage applied between the first and second electrodes deforms the fluid channel to increase its cross-sectional size and thereby increase a flow of a fluid through the channel. In certain embodiments of the present invention, the fluid flow can be decreased or stopped by applying a voltage between the first electrode and the substrate. A peristaltic pumping of the fluid through the channel is also possible when the voltage is applied in turn between a plurality of first electrodes and the substrate. A MEM flow control assembly can also be formed by providing one or more MEM flow control devices on a common substrate together with a submicron filter. The MEM flow control assembly can optionally include a plurality of pressure sensors for monitoring fluid pressure and determining flow rates through the assembly.

Okandan, Murat (NE Albuquerque, NM)

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

414

Economic Improvement Districts (Indiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A legislative body may adopt an ordinance establishing an economic improvement district and an Economic Improvement Board to manage development in a respective district. The Board can choose to...

415

Elliptic flow phenomenon at ATLAS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We summarize measurements of elliptic flow and higher order flow harmonics performed by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Results on event-averaged flow measurements and event-plane correlations in Pb+Pb collisions are discussed along with the event-by-event flow measurements. Further, we summarize results on flow in p+Pb collisions.

Martin Spousta

2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

416

Real-time planar flow velocity measurements using an optical flow algorithm implemented on GPU  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents a high speed implementation of an optical flow algorithm which computes planar velocity fields in an experimental flow. Real-time computation of the flow velocity field allows the experimentalist to have instantaneous access to quantitative features of the flow. This can be very useful in many situations: fast evaluation of the performances and characteristics of a new setup, design optimization, easier and faster parametric studies, etc. It can also be a valuable measurement tool for closed-loop flow control experiments where fast estimation of the state of the flow is needed. The algorithm is implemented on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The accuracy of the computation is shown. Computation speed and scalability are highlighted along with guidelines for further improvements. The system architecture is flexible, scalable and can be adapted on the fly in order to process higher resolutions or achieve higher precision. The set-up is applied on a Backward-Facing Step (BFS) flow in a hydro...

Gautier, N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Human-System Safety Methods for Development of Advanced Air Traffic Management Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is supporting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the development of advanced air traffic management (ATM) systems as part of the Advanced Air Transportation Technologies program. As part of this program INEEL conducted a survey of human-system safety methods that have been applied to complex technical systems, to identify lessons learned from these applications and provide recommendations for the development of advanced ATM systems. The domains that were surveyed included offshore oil and gas, commercial nuclear power, commercial aviation, and military. The survey showed that widely different approaches are used in these industries, and that the methods used range from very high-level, qualitative approaches to very detailed quantitative methods such as human reliability analysis (HRA) and probabilistic safety assessment (PSA). In addition, the industries varied widely in how effectively they incorporate human-system safety assessment in the design, development, and testing of complex technical systems. In spite of the lack of uniformity in the approaches and methods used, it was found that methods are available that can be combined and adapted to support the development of advanced air traffic management systems.

Nelson, W.R.

1999-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

418

Air-flow regulation system for a coal gasifier  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved air-flow regulator for a fixed-bed coal gasifier is provided which allows close air-flow regulation from a compressor source even though the pressure variations are too rapid for a single primary control loop to respond. The improved system includes a primary controller to control a valve in the main (large) air supply line to regulate large slow changes in flow. A secondary controller is used to control a smaller, faster acting valve in a secondary (small) air supply line parallel to the main line valve to regulate rapid cyclic deviations in air flow. A low-pass filter with a time constant of from 20 to 50 seconds couples the output of the secondary controller to the input of the primary controller so that the primary controller only responds to slow changes in the air-flow rate, the faster, cyclic deviations in flow rate sensed and corrected by the secondary controller loop do not reach the primary controller due to the high frequency rejection provided by the filter. This control arrangement provides at least a factor of 5 improvement in air-flow regulation for a coal gasifier in which air is supplied by a reciprocating compressor through a surge tank.

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

A study of the coherent structures and installation effects in an orifice flow meter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Errors on the order of approximately 250 millions of dollar per year have been estimated for the natural gas industry. The urgent need to improve the accuracy has fueled basic research in the area of orifice flow meters. The objectives of this present... study were to analyze the coherent structures present in an orifice flow meter, and to examine the effect of a flow conditioner placed upstream of the orifice plate on the flow meter's accuracy, The coherent structures were measured by performing...

Pattabhi, Srikanth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

420

16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 1 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=13276  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 1 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php;16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 2 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php

Flynn, Morris R.

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421

1Winter 2010 We have done a lot of things right when it comes to traffic safety in the United States.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

long-range and significant changes. They call this new approach the"Traffic Safety Culture Concept1Winter 2010 We have done a lot of things right when it comes to traffic safety in the United built safer cars and installed roadside safety devices like guardrails and breakaway poles. We even came

422

In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways, and must obey the same traffic laws  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists have the same rights for this respect. TRAFFIC LAW HIGHLIGHTS Bicycle Regulations [316.2065, F.S.] · A bicyclist must obey all traffic controls and signals. · A bicyclist must use a fixed, regular seat for riding. · No bicycle may be used

Slatton, Clint

423

Improving Stormwater Quality  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of water resources. Stormwater, when produced by rain or snowmelt flowing over the land, captures debris, chemicals, hazardous wastes, and/or sediment. These contaminants then make their way to drainage systems that flow directly into rivers, lakes..., wetlands, or bays. The polluted stormwa- ter runoff can affect the health of plants, fish, animals, and people, as well as reduce the recreational value of water resources. Urbanization also has a major impact on the quality of local streams because...

Garcia, Raul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Fire alarm system improvement  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document contains the Fire Alarm System Test Procedure for Building 234-5Z, 200-West Area on the Hanford Reservation, Richland, Washington. This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the modifications to the Fire Protection systems function as required by project criteria. The ATP will test the Fire Alarm Control Panels, Flow Alarm Pressure Switch, Heat Detectors, Smoke Detectors, Flow Switches, Manual Pull Stations, and Gong/Door by Pass Switches.

Hodge, S.G.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Bypass Flow Study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the fluid dynamics experiments in the MIR (Matched Index of-Refraction) flow system at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to develop benchmark databases for the assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions of the momentum equations, scalar mixing, and turbulence models for the flow ratios between coolant channels and bypass gaps in the interstitial regions of typical prismatic standard fuel element (SFE) or upper reflector block geometries of typical Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (MHTGR) in the limiting case of negligible buoyancy and constant fluid properties. The experiments use Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to measure the velocity fields that will populate the bypass flow study database.

Richard Schultz

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Magnetically stimulated fluid flow patterns  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories' Jim Martin and Kyle Solis explain research on the effects of magnetic fields on fluid flows and how they stimulate vigorous flows. Fluid flow is a necessary phenomenon in everything from reactors to cooling engines in cars.

Martin, Jim; Solis, Kyle

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

427

Optical flow switching  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Present-day networks are being challenged by dramatic increases in bandwidth demand of emerging applications. We will explore a new transport, ldquooptical flow switchingrdquo, that will enable significant growth and ...

Chan, Vincent W. S.

428

Parallel flow diffusion battery  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A parallel flow diffusion battery for determining the mass distribution of an aerosol has a plurality of diffusion cells mounted in parallel to an aerosol stream, each diffusion cell including a stack of mesh wire screens of different density.

Yeh, H.C.; Cheng, Y.S.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

430

E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne imaging spectroscopy Sample Search...  

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

1 Airborne Traffic Flow Data and Traffic Management Mark Hickman and Pitu Mirchandani ATLAS Center... Board, Traffic Flow Theory Committee Abstract: Imagery collected from...

431

Universal flow-density relation of single-file bicycle, pedestrian and car motion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The relation between flow and density, also known as the fundamental diagram, is an essential quantitative characteristic to describe the efficiency of traffic systems. We have performed experiments with single-file motion of bicycles and compare the results with previous studies for car and pedestrian motion in similar setups. In the space-time diagrams we observe three different states of motion (free flow state, jammed state and stop-and-go waves) in all these systems. Despite of their obvious differences they are described by a universal fundamental diagram after proper rescaling of space and time which takes into account the size and free velocity of the three kinds of agents. This indicates that the similarities between the systems go deeper than expected.

Zhang, Jun; Holl, Stefan; Boltes, Maik; Andresen, Erik; Schadschneider, Andreas; Seyfried, Armin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Binary fish passage models for uniform and nonuniform flows  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Binary fish passage models are considered by many fisheries managers to be the best 21 available practice for culvert inventory assessments and for fishway and barrier design. 22 Misunderstandings between different binary passage modeling approaches often arise, 23 however, due to differences in terminology, application and presentation. In this paper 24 one-dimensional binary fish passage models are reviewed and refined to clarify their 25 origins and applications. For uniform flow, a simple exhaustion-threshold (ET) model 26 equation is derived that predicts the flow speed threshold in a fishway or velocity barrier 27 that causes exhaustion at a given maximum distance of ascent. Flow speeds at or above 28 the threshold predict failure to pass (exclusion). Flow speeds below the threshold predict 29 passage. The binary ET model is therefore intuitive and easily applied to predict passage 30 or exclusion. It is also shown to be consistent with the distance-maximizing model. The 31 ET model s limitation to uniform flow is addressed by deriving a passage model that 32 accounts for nonuniform flow conditions more commonly found in the field, including 33 backwater profiles and drawdown curves. Comparison of these models with 34 experimental observations of volitional passage for Gambusia affinis in uniform and 35 nonuniform flows indicates reasonable prediction of binary outcomes (passage or 36 exclusion) if the flow speed is not near the threshold flow velocity. More research is 37 needed on fish behavior, passage strategies under nonuniform flow regimes and 38 stochastic methods that account for individual differences in swimming performance at or 39 near the threshold flow speed. Future experiments should track and measure ground 40 speeds of ascending fish to test nonuniform flow passage strategies and to improve model 41 predictions. Stochastic models, such as Monte-Carlo techniques, that account for 42 different passage performance among individuals and allow prediction of the percentage 43 of fish passing would be particularly useful near flow speed thresholds where binary 44 passage models are clearly limited.

Neary, Vincent S [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Traffic Equilibration: The Case of the Twin Cities Ramp Meter Shut Off David Levinson1and Atif Sheikh2  

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Traffic Equilibration: The Case of the Twin Cities Ramp Meter Shut Off David Levinson1and Atif Sheikh2 Abstract In Fall 2000, more than 430 ramp meters in the Twin Cities metropolitan area were shut down in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the metering system. This shutdown disturbed normal

Levinson, David M.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 49, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2000 1633 Mobility Modeling and Traffic Analysis  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 49, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2000 1633 Mobility Modeling future personal communications services, we need to solve various mobility/traffic problems in one, we extend the previous 3-D indoor mobility modeling by considering the proper boundary conditions

Sung, Dan Keun

435

Getting Ready for the Challenges for the Air Traffic Management for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) C.W. Johnson,  

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for a lost link profile. If communications are lost, the vehicle will autonomously cross the airspace between as EUROCONTROL's Spec-0102 on the Use of Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Operational Air Traffic Outside interaction between ATCOs and UAS platforms. These are the flight patterns that are executed autonomously when

Johnson, Chris

436

A relief route is a segment of a highway that moves traffic around the central business district of a city.  

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that had high per capita traffic volumes. In addition, city demo- graphics, regional trends, and proximity study by Yeh et al. (1998) used case study and survey and control-area methodology involving a nonpaired comparison of bypasses and control cities. An analysis of sales and employment data, travel surveys

Kockelman, Kara M.

437

A Belief Propagation Approach to Traffic Prediction using Probe Vehicles Cyril Furtlehner Jean-Marc Lasgouttes Arnaud de La Fortelle  

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-Marc Lasgouttes Arnaud de La Fortelle Abstract-- This paper deals with real-time prediction of traf- fic% GDP cost in the European Union (i.e. more than 100 billions euros), congestion is not only a time and they are virtually non-existent on rural areas. In this context, the EU-funded REACT project developed new traffic

Furtlehner, Cyril

438

Ninth USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar (ATM2011) Demonstration of Reduced Airport Congestion  

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Demonstration at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) was to show that a significant portion Cambridge, MA, USA B. Reilly Boston Airport Traffic Control Tower Federal Aviation Administration Boston, MA and emissions at major airports. This paper describes the field tests of a congestion control strategy at Boston

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

439

Utility-based Bandwidth Adaptation for Multi-Class Traffic QoS Provisioning in Wireless Networks  

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Utility-based Bandwidth Adaptation for Multi-Class Traffic QoS Provisioning in Wireless Networks of ongoing calls to cope with the network resource fluctuations. In this paper, we propose a utility scheme, each call is assigned a utility function and depending on the network load the bandwidth

Haddadi, Hamed

440

Inhibition of Sodium/Proton Exchange by a Rab-GTPase-activating Protein Regulates Endosomal Traffic in Yeast*  

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Inhibition of Sodium/Proton Exchange by a Rab-GTPase-activating Protein Regulates Endosomal Traffic- boxypeptidase Y to the cell surface. We conclude that Gyp6 is a negative regulator of Nhx1-dependent traffick and down- stream events in the PVC to Golgi pathway. Our findings provide a possible molecular link between

Rao, Rajini

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Manfred W. Kilimann Title: "BEACH domain proteins as a novel molecular principle in subcellular protein traffic and  

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Manfred W. Kilimann Title: "BEACH domain proteins as a novel molecular principle in subcellular of evoked transmission at the neuromuscular junction, causing perinatal death through breathing paralysis and scarcely explored molecular principle in the orchestration of subcellular protein traffic and in human

Gollisch, Tim

442

JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 24, NO. 6, JUNE 2006 2267 Logical Topology Design for Dynamic Traffic  

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. In addition, the number of ports at client nodes has more profound impact on traffic grooming than the number demands from clients at the granularity of wavelength (e.g., see [1], [2], and references therein in part by the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award DE-FG02-03ER25580. The work of X. Cao

Cao, Xiaojun (Matt)

443

The Interaction between Safety Culture and Degraded Modes: A Survey of National Infrastructures for Air Traffic Management  

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The Interaction between Safety Culture and Degraded Modes: A Survey of National Infrastructures into the interaction between safety culture and degraded modes of operation in European Air Traffic Management (ATM of their infrastructure have failed. Safety culture can be simply described as `the way safety is done around here

Johnson, Chris

444

Keeping British Columbia "the best place on Earth": Reducing the carbon footprint of air traffic in British Columbia  

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). Aviation is not only intricately integrated into the global economy but also one of the most carbon-intensive modes of transportation. Moreover, it is projected to be one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon1 Keeping British Columbia "the best place on Earth": Reducing the carbon footprint of air traffic

Northern British Columbia, University of

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[21] M.I. Reiman. Open queueing networks in heavy traffic. Math. of Oper. Res. , 9:441--458, 1984.  

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.D. thesis, Ludwig­Maximilian­Universit¨at M¨unchen, 1996. [16] A. Mandelbaum. The dynamic complementarity traffic limit theorem for networks of queues with multiple customer types. Math. of Oper. Res., 16 are equal to 1. The determinant of the matrix itself is 1 \\Gamma ` 1 ` 2 ` 3 ` 4 . Now consider D k 3 . Once

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Learning the dependency structure of highway networks for traffic forecast Samitha Samaranayake , Sebastien Blandin , and Alexandre Bayen  

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congestion phenomena whose cost is estimated to be 87.3 billion dollars per year in the United States [24 forecasting is the knowledge of how traffic states at S. Samaranayake is a Ph.D. student, Systems Engineering-mail: blandin@berkeley.edu). A. Bayen is an Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Com

447

Traffic operational characteristics at all-way-stop-controlled intersections were investigated by using AWSIM, a microscopic simulation model. The  

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by using AWSIM, a microscopic simulation model. The effects of vehicle arrival distribution and traffic- neers for the purpose of design and operational studies. Simulation models provide alternative means for transportation studies when analytical models cannot provide satisfactory solutions. Although several simulation

Tian, Zong Z.

448

Section 13: Flow control 1 Section 13: Flow control  

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Geometries for Energyefficient Flow Around Bodies Abstract 14:30 ­ 14:50: Elfriede Friedmann (Universität

Kohlenbach, Ulrich

449

Cuts over Extended Formulations by Flow Discretization  

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for families of inequalities defining facets of P. As the families may contain an ..... the chosen technology for each link depends on the total traffic that will use that ...

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Trivializing maps, the Wilson flow and the HMC algorithm  

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In lattice gauge theory, there exist field transformations that map the theory to the trivial one, where the basic field variables are completely decoupled from one another. Such maps can be constructed systematically by integrating certain flow equations in field space. The construction is worked out in some detail and it is proposed to combine the Wilson flow (which generates approximately trivializing maps for the Wilson gauge action) with the HMC simulation algorithm in order to improve the efficiency of lattice QCD simulations.

Martin Lüscher

2009-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

451

CAGE100: Real-Time Multi-Port Packet Capture System for 100 Gigabit Ethernet Traffic  

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Future large scale sciences are anticipated to use massive amount of data in their experiments. DOE�¢����s ESnet (Energy Science Network) is developing a 100 Gbps backbone based on this state-of-the-art 100 Gigabit Ethernet standard. ESnet will serve thousands of DOE and non-DOE scientists with its high bandwidth backbone, and connect several national laboratories. Current Ethernet test and debug solutions, such as network traffic capturer/analyzer tools, support up to 10 Gbps speed, and the very few capable of handling 100 Gbps are extremely costly. Such tools are essential in the development of high speed devices and routers, and ultimately the success of 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

Ali Namazi; Babak Azimi-Sadjadi; Chujen Lin

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

452

Droplet traffic in microfluidic networks: A simple model for understanding and designing  

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We propose a simple model to analyze the traffic of droplets in microfluidic ``dual networks''. Such functional networks which consist of two types of channels, namely those accessible or forbidden to droplets, often display a complex behavior characteristic of dynamical systems. By focusing on three recently proposed configurations, we offer an explanation for their remarkable behavior. Additionally, the model allows us to predict the behavior in different parameter regimes. A verification will clarify fundamental issues, such as the network symmetry, the role of the driving conditions, and of the occurrence of reversible behavior. The model lends itself to a fast numerical implementation, thus can help designing devices, identifying parameter windows where the behavior is sufficiently robust for a devices to be practically useful, and exploring new functionalities.

M. Schindler; A. Ajdari

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

453

Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow A.Ukleja, T.Tymieniecka, I.Skillicorn 1 Azimuthal asymmetry  

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Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow A.Ukleja, T.Tymieniecka, I.Skillicorn 1 Azimuthal asymmetry using energy flow method Azimuthal angle distribution at Q2 >100 GeV2 Energy flow method.Ukleja on behalf of the ZEUS Collaboration #12; Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow A.Ukleja, T.Tymieniecka, I

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Transport growth in Bangkok: Energy, environment, and traffic congestion. Workshop proceedings  

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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a physically and economically complexcity with a complicated transport system. With daily traffic congestion averaging 16 hours, the air quality is such that to breathe street level pollution for 8 eight hours is roughly equivalent to smoking nine cigarettes per day. Estimates suggest idling traffic costs up to $1.6 billion annually. Energy use within the transport sector is on a steady rise with an estimated increase in 11 years of two and one half times. Severe health impacts have begun to effect many residents - young children and the elderly being particularly vulnerable. Bangkok`s air quality and congestion problems are far from hopeless. Great potential exists for Bangkok to remedy its transport-related problems. The city has many necessary characteristics that allow an efficient, economical system of transport. For example, its high density level makes the city a prime candidate for an efficient system of mass transit and the multitude and close proximity of shops, street vendors, restaurants, and residential areas is highly conducive to walking and cycling. Technical knowledge and capacity to devise and implement innovative policies and projects to address air quality and congestion problems is plentiful. There is also consensus among Bangkokians that something needs to be done immediately to clear the air and the roads. However, little has been done. This report proposes a new approach to transport planning for Bangkok that integrates consideration of ecological, social, and financial viability in the process of making decisions regarding managing existing infrastructure and investments in new infrastructure. Selected papers have been indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

Philpott, J. [Asia Regional Office, Bangkok (Thailand)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of flow hood measurements for residential register flows  

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Flow measurement at residential registers using flow hoods is becoming more common. These measurements are used to determine if the HVAC system is providing adequate comfort, appropriate flow over heat exchangers and in estimates of system energy losses. These HVAC system performance metrics are determined by using register measurements to find out if individual rooms are getting the correct airflow, and in estimates of total air handler flow and duct air leakage. The work discussed in this paper shows that commercially available flow hoods are poor at measuring flows in residential systems. There is also evidence in this and other studies that flow hoods can have significant errors even when used on the non-residential systems they were originally developed for. The measurement uncertainties arise from poor calibrations and the sensitivity of exiting flow hoods to non-uniformity of flows entering the device. The errors are usually large--on the order of 20% of measured flow, which is unacceptably high for most applications. Active flow hoods that have flow measurement devices that are insensitive to the entering airflow pattern were found to be clearly superior to commercially available flow hoods. In addition, it is clear that current calibration procedures for flow hoods may not take into account any field application problems and a new flow hood measurement standard should be developed to address this issue.

Walker, I.S.; Wray, C.P.; Dickerhoff, D.J.; Sherman, M.H.

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of a differentiated service based qos model for real-time interactive traffic on constrained bandwidth ip networks  

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In this thesis work, a QoS model for real-time interactive traffic on a real network with constrained bandwidth and real-time traffic has been proposed. The model supports tight guarantees of QoS to real-time interactive traffic without over provisioning of bandwidth. A dynamic scheduling model which is adaptive to input data rate of traffic has been proposed. In this model, A Differentiated Service (DiffServ) based approach is proposed for QoS provisioning. The packets are classified and distributed among finite number of queues with limited buffer based on different priorities and total available bandwidth. The model proposes a mechanism to derive the weighted service rates and queue length distribution so as to meet the requirement of low packet loss and delay for real time interactive traffic in the QoS engineered network. An adaptive queuing strategy is proposed so that minimum bandwidth in used for real time traffic. This ensures maximizing availability to best effort traffic. The model assumes constrai...

Chaudhuri, Sruti Gan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Piezoelectric axial flow microvalve  

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This invention is directed to a fuel cell operable with a quantity of fuel and a quantity of an oxidizer to produce electrical power, the fuel cell including a fuel cell body including a labyrinth system structured to permit the fuel and the oxidizer to flow therethrough; at least a first catalyst in fluid communication with the labyrinth; and at least a first microvalve operably disposed within at least a portion of the labyrinth. The microvalve utilizes a deflectable member operable upon the application of a voltage from a voltage source. The microvalve includes an elongated flow channel formed therein and extending substantially longitudinally between the first and second ends to permit substantially longitudinal flow of the fluid therethrough and between the first and second ends; and the deflectable member disposed on the valve body, the deflectable member including at least a first piezoelectric portion that is piezoelectrically operable to deflect the deflectable member between an open position and a closed position upon the application of a voltage, the deflectable member in the closed position being operable to resist the flow of the fluid through the flow channel.

Gemmen, Randall; Thornton, Jimmy; Vipperman, Jeffrey S.; Clark, William W.

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

458

Electrocapturing flow cell  

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A flow cell for electrophoretically-assisted capturing analytes from a flow. The flow cell includes a specimen chamber, a first membrane, a second membrane, a first electrode chamber, and a second electrode chamber. The specimen chamber may have a sample inlet and a sample outlet. A first portion of the first membrane may be coupled to a first portion of the specimen chamber. A first portion of the second membrane may be coupled to a second portion of the specimen chamber. The first electrode chamber may be configured to accept a charge. A portion of the first electrode chamber may be coupled to a second portion of the first membrane. A second electrode chamber may be configured to accept an opposite charge. A portion of the second electrode chamber may be coupled to a second portion of the second membrane.

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

459

Workshop on hypersonic flow  

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An overview is given of research activity on the application of computational fluid dynamics (CDF) for hypersonic propulsion systems. After the initial consideration of the highly integrated nature of air-breathing hypersonic engines and airframe, attention is directed toward computations carried out for the components of the engine. A generic inlet configuration is considered in order to demonstrate the highly three dimensional viscous flow behavior occurring within rectangular inlets. Reacting flow computations for simple jet injection as well as for more complex combustion chambers are then discussed in order to show the capability of viscous finite rate chemical reaction computer simulations. Finally, the nozzle flow fields are demonstrated, showing the existence of complex shear layers and shock structure in the exhaust plume. The general issues associated with code validation as well as the specific issue associated with the use of CFD for design are discussed. A prognosis for the success of CFD in the design of future propulsion systems is offered.

Povinelli, L.A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Multiphase cooling flows  

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I discuss the multiphase nature of the intracluster medium whose neglect can lead to overestimates of the baryon fraction of clusters by up to a factor of two. The multiphase form of the cooling flow equations are derived and reduced to a simple form for a wide class of self-similar density distributions. It is shown that steady-state cooling flows are \\emph{not} consistent with all possible emissivity profiles which can therefore be used as a test of the theory. In combination, they provide strong constraints on the mass distribution within the cooling radius.

Peter A. Thomas

1996-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Improvements in DDT  

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This paper will report new developments and recent improvements to DDT. "Window DDT" now will remember undefined symbols and define them on a later command. Using sequence breaks, it can change the contents of memory while ...

Edwards, D.J.

1963-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

ENERGY FLOWS CLIMATE CHANGE  

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ENERGY FLOWS FORCINGS CLIMATE CHANGE A REALLY TOUGH PROBLEM Stephen E. Schwartz, BNL, 7-20-11 www average temperature 15°C or 59°F #12;ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION Power per area Energy per time per area Unit" temperature to radiative flux. #12;GLOBAL ENERGY BALANCE Global and annual average energy fluxes in watts per

Schwartz, Stephen E.

463

Flow cytometry apparatus  

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An obstruction across the flow chamber creates a one dimensional convergence of a sheath fluid. A passageway in the construction directs flat cells near to the area of one dimensional convergence in the sheath fluid to provide proper orientation of flat cells at fast rates.

Pinkel, Daniel (Walnut Creek, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

AGN and Cooling Flows  

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For two decades the steady-state cooling-flow model has dominated the literature of cluster and elliptical-galaxy X-ray sources. For ten years this model has been in severe difficulty from a theoretical point of view, and it is now coming under increasing pressure observationally. For two decades the steady-state cooling-flow model has dominated the literature of cluster and elliptical-galaxy X-ray sources. For ten years this model has been in severe difficulty from a theoretical point of view, and it is now coming under increasing pressure observationally. A small number of enthusiasts have argued for a radically different interpretation of the data, but had little impact on prevailing opinion because the unsteady heating picture that they advocate is extremely hard to work out in detail. Here I explain why it is difficult to extract robust observational predictions from the heating picture. Major problems include the variability of the sources, the different ways in which a bi-polar flow can impact on X-ray emission, the weakness of synchrotron emission from sub-relativistic flows, and the sensitivity of synchrotron emission to a magnetic field that is probably highly localized.

James Binney

2001-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

465

Test and evaluation of constant-flow devices for use in SSN AFFF proportioning systems. Interim report, January-May 1986  

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Constant flow devices, which deliver a constant flow of liquid over a range of upstream and downstream pressures, have been suggested as an alternative to orifice plates for proportioning AFFF in SSN 21 fire-suppression systems. Operational and performance characteristics of two lightweight, inexpensive, commercially available constant-flow devices have significant advantages over orifice plates. Both models tested, however, showed performance degradation when subjected to simulated service conditions. A constant flow device with improved resistance to wear and to AFFF exposure is desirable. Since the constant-flow control devices tested improves proportioning efficiency but do not have optimum characteristics, investigation of improved devices or methods is recommended.

Williams, F.W.; Back, G.G.; Burns, R.E.; Quellette, R.J.; Scheffey, J.L.

1986-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

466

Diesel Truck Traffic in Low-Income and Minority Communities Adjacent to Ports: Environmental Justice Implications of Near-Roadway Land Use Conflicts  

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Particulate Emissions from Diesel Engines: A Review. JournalExposure of PM2.5 and EC from Diesel and Gasoline Vehiclesa Major Highway with Heavy-Duty Diesel Traffic. Atmospheric

Houston, Douglas; Krudysz, Margaret; Winer, Arthur

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Reproducible Features of Congested Highway Traffic C.F. Daganzo and K.R. Smilowitz  

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accumulations between detectors vary with flow in a predictable way, and that a macroscopic kinematic wave] and the kinematic wave (KW) continuum theory of [3] and [4]. As a result, more complicated theories that allow

Daganzo, Carlos F.

468

Conformance Improvement Using Gels  

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This research project had two objectives. The first objective was to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective was to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil.

Seright, Randall S.; Schrader, Richard; II Hagstrom, John; Wang, Ying; Al-Dahfeeri, Abdullah; Gary, Raven; Marin; Amaury; Lindquist, Brent

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

469

Heat pipe with improved wick structures  

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An improved planar heat pipe wick structure having projections formed by micromachining processes. The projections form arrays of interlocking, semi-closed structures with multiple flow paths on the substrate. The projections also include overhanging caps at their tops to increase the capillary pumping action of the wick structure. The capped projections can be formed in stacked layers. Another layer of smaller, more closely spaced projections without caps can also be formed on the substrate in between the capped projections. Inexpensive materials such as Kovar can be used as substrates, and the projections can be formed by electrodepositing nickel through photoresist masks.

Benson, David A. (Albuquerque, NM); Robino, Charles V. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM); Kravitz, Stanley H. (Placitas, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Improve Boiler System Operations- Application of Statistical Process Control  

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FOR IMPROVEMENT SURVEY CUSTOMERS2. 3. SELECT PROJECT AGREE UPON REOUREMENTS4. WITH CUSTOMERS 5. DIAGRAM PROCESS FLOW 6. ANAlYSIS OF CAUSE & EFFECT 7. DEFINE PROCESS MEASURES 8. COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ON MEASURES 9. NPLEMENT CORRECTIVE ACTION 10. MONTOR...

Scarr, D.; Shea, D.

471

TECHNICAL REPORTS Understanding nutrient pathways to streams will improve  

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, in most watersheds terrestrial P exports are greatest where surface waters transport P-rich soils rapTECHNICAL REPORTS 1892 Understanding nutrient pathways to streams will improve nutrient management) concentrations in several environmental compartments were examined in watersheds having a range of base flow

472

Developing a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement in a regulated utility  

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This thesis covers work done at Tracks Energy, a regulated utility, to develop a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement. The focus of Tracks Energy has always been on keeping the lights on and the gas flowing ...

Yoder, Brent E. (Brent Edward)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Analysis of flow patterns and flow mechanisms in soils  

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Analysis of flow patterns and flow mechanisms in soils Dissertation Co-directed by the University of paths, varying flow mechanism or changing soil physical properties (stratification). Thus, in stratified-28Jan2010 #12;This doctoral thesis was prepared at the Department of Soil Physics, University

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

474

On the Fundamental Unsteady Fluid Dynamics of Shock-Induced Flows through Ducts  

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Unsteady shock wave propagation through ducts has many applications, ranging from blast wave shelter design to advanced high-speed propulsion systems. The research objective of this study was improved fundamental understanding of the transient flow...

Mendoza, Nicole Renee

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

475

Distributed series reactance: a new approach to realize grid power flow control.  

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??The objective of the proposed research is to develop a cost-effective power flow controller to improve the utilization and reliability of the existing transmission, sub-transmission,… (more)

Johal, Harjeet

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Nonpremixed Combustion in an Accelerating Turning Transonic Flow Undergoing Transition  

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the turbine-blade material limit. Sirignano and Liu [1,2] show by thermodynamic analysis that the thrust and to widen the range of engine operation. Because the flow in a turbine passage is accelerating and power consumption by intentionally burning fuel in the turbine stages. For the ground-based gas turbine, improvement

Liu, Feng

477

AIAA 20023642 Effect of Rotation on Flow in a  

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AIAA 2002­3642 Effect of Rotation on Flow in a Ribbed Rotating Turbine Blade Cooling Duct Model of aircraft gas turbine engines, thereby in- creasing the resulting thrust. These improvements are extremely to these advancements is the structural integrity of the gas turbine engines themselves. Cur- rently available materials

Jacob, Jamey

478

Radial flow pulse jet mixer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The disclosure provides a pulse jet mixing vessel for mixing a plurality of solid particles. The pulse jet mixing vessel is comprised of a sludge basin, a flow surface surrounding the sludge basin, and a downcoming flow annulus between the flow surface and an inner shroud. The pulse jet mixing vessel is additionally comprised of an upper vessel pressurization volume in fluid communication with the downcoming flow annulus, and an inner shroud surge volume separated from the downcoming flow annulus by the inner shroud. When the solid particles are resting on the sludge basin and a fluid such as water is atop the particles and extending into the downcoming flow annulus and the inner shroud surge volume, mixing occurs by pressurization of the upper vessel pressurization volume, generating an inward radial flow over the flow surface and an upwash jet at the center of the sludge basin.

VanOsdol, John G.

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

479

Improving the Performance of a Two-Shell Column with Advanced Control  

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acetylene content as well as total C]'s. A deadtime compensated PID algorithm sets the target for the reboiler steam flow controller to maintain the target concentration. The steam flow is also adjusted by moves from a feedforward controller... content increased. This also allows the rectifier to run cooler. RESULTS The advanced computer control strategies have improved product quality, increased column capacity and improved energy efficiency. The composition controls maintain operations...

Morrison, T. A.; Laflamme, D.

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The Big Flow  

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The late infall of cold dark matter onto an isolated galaxy, such as our own, produces streams and caustics in its halo. The outer caustics are topological spheres whereas the inner caustics are rings. The self-similar model of galactic halo formation predicts that the caustic ring radii $a_n$ follow the approximate law $a_n \\sim 1/n$. In a study of 32 extended and well-measured external galactic rotation curves evidence was found for this law. In the case of the Milky Way, the locations of eight sharp rises in the rotation curve fit the prediction of the self-similar model at the 3% level. Moreover, a triangular feature in the IRAS map of the galactic plane is consistent with the imprint of a ring caustic upon the baryonic matter. These observations imply that the dark matter in our neighborhood is dominated by a single flow. Estimates of that flow's density and velocity vector are given.

P. Sikivie

2001-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural power flow measurement  

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Previous investigations of structural power flow through beam-like structures resulted in some unexplained anomalies in the calculated data. In order to develop structural power flow measurement as a viable technique for machine tool design, the causes of these anomalies needed to be found. Once found, techniques for eliminating the errors could be developed. Error sources were found in the experimental apparatus itself as well as in the instrumentation. Although flexural waves are the carriers of power in the experimental apparatus, at some frequencies longitudinal waves were excited which were picked up by the accelerometers and altered power measurements. Errors were found in the phase and gain response of the sensors and amplifiers used for measurement. A transfer function correction technique was employed to compensate for these instrumentation errors.

Falter, K.J.; Keltie, R.F.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

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This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Neutrino Factory Mercury Flow Loop  

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Neutrino Factory Mercury Flow Loop V. GravesV. Graves C. Caldwell IDS-NF Videoconference March 9, 2010 #12;Flow Loop Review · 1 cm dia nozzle, 20 m/s jet requires 1.57 liter/sec mercury flow (94 2 liter/min 24 9 gpm)mercury flow (94.2 liter/min, 24.9 gpm). · MERIT experiment showed that a pump

McDonald, Kirk

484

Orifice flow measurement uncertainty  

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A computer program is now available from Union Carbide that evaluates the total flow uncertainty of orifice flowmeter systems. Tolerance values for every component in the system and the sensitivity of the measured flowrate to each component can be established using historical data and published hardware specifications. Knowing the tolerance and sensitivity values, a total measurement uncertainty can be estimated with a 95% confidence level. This computer program provides a powerful design tool to ensure correct component matching and total metering system optimization.

Samples, C.R.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH  

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ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT #12;Accelerated.quality.wisc.edu O F F I C E O F Q U A L I T Y I M P R O V E M E N T Accelerated Improvement This guide to improving resources. You will find helpful information needed to conduct an Accelerated Improvement project

Shapiro, Vadim

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Investigation of flow in vane-island diffusers in centrifugal compressors  

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. Meherwan P. Boyce In this thesis, both theoretical and experimental investigations of flow in a high pressure ratio centrifugal compressor vane-island diffuser, have been carried out. The flow propagation through the island diffuser and the boundary... flow angles. The separation should be avoided or delayed to improve compressor performance. Johnson and Powers [7] have looked into the effect of inlet blockage on diffuser performance. The high-pressure-ratio centrifugal compressor has narrow...

Vandijk, Hanne Nicolaas

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Convective heat flow probe  

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A convective heat flow probe device is provided which measures heat flow and fluid flow magnitude in the formation surrounding a borehole. The probe comprises an elongate housing adapted to be lowered down into the borehole; a plurality of heaters extending along the probe for heating the formation surrounding the borehole; a plurality of temperature sensors arranged around the periphery of the probe for measuring the temperature of the surrounding formation after heating thereof by the heater elements. The temperature sensors and heater elements are mounted in a plurality of separate heater pads which are supported by the housing and which are adapted to be radially expanded into firm engagement with the walls of the borehole. The heat supplied by the heater elements and the temperatures measured by the temperature sensors are monitored and used in providing the desired measurements. The outer peripheral surfaces of the heater pads are configured as segments of a cylinder and form a full cylinder when taken together. A plurality of temperature sensors are located on each pad so as to extend along the length and across the width thereof, with a heating element being located in each pad beneath the temperature sensors. An expansion mechanism driven by a clamping motor provides expansion and retraction of the heater pads and expandable packet-type seals are provided along the probe above and below the heater pads.

Dunn, J.C.; Hardee, H.C.; Striker, R.P.

1984-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

488

Cost estimates for near-term depolyment of advanced traffic management systems. Final report  

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The objective of this study is to provide cost est engineering, design, installation, operation and maintenance of Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) in the largest 75 metropolitan areas in the United States. This report gives estimates for deployment costs for ATMS in the next five years, subject to the qualifications and caveats set out in following paragraphs. The report considers infrastructure components required to realize fully a functional ATMS over each of two highway networks (as discussed in the Section describing our general assumptions) under each of the four architectures identified in the MITRE Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) Architecture studies. The architectures are summarized in this report in Table 2. Estimates are given for eight combinations of highway networks and architectures. We estimate that it will cost between $8.5 Billion (minimal network) and $26 Billion (augmented network) to proceed immediately with deployment of ATMS in the largest 75 metropolitan areas. Costs are given in 1992 dollars, and are not adjusted for future inflation. Our estimates are based partially on completed project costs, which have been adjusted to 1992 dollars. We assume that a particular architecture will be chosen; projected costs are broken by architecture.

Stevens, S.S.; Chin, S.M.

1993-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Investigations of Magnetohydrodynamic Hypersonic Flows.  

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??Numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) hypersonic flow are presented for both laminar and turbulent flow over a cylinder and flow entering a scramjet inlet. ANSYS… (more)

Guarendi, Andrew N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Tip clearance flows in axial compressors: stall inception and stability enhancement  

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The flow in the rotor tip clearance gap in an axial compressor influences the loss levels and the stall onset point. The role of tip clearance flows in the stall inception process is still debated, though. The aim of this thesis is to improve...

Weichert, Stephanie April

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

491

Anthraquinone with Tailored Structure for Nonaqueous Metal-Organic Redox Flow Battery  

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A nonaqueous, hybrid metal-organic redox flow battery based on tailored anthraquinone structure is demonstrated to have an energy efficiency of {approx}82% and a specific discharge energy density similar to aqueous redox flow batteries, which is due to the significantly improved solubility of anthraquinone in supporting electrolytes.

Wang, Wei; Xu, Wu; Cosimbescu, Lelia; Choi, Daiwon; Li, Liyu; Yang, Zhenguo

2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

492

BLOW UP OF SUBCRITICAL QUANTITIES AT THE FIRST SINGULAR TIME OF THE MEAN CURVATURE FLOW  

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BLOW UP OF SUBCRITICAL QUANTITIES AT THE FIRST SINGULAR TIME OF THE MEAN CURVATURE FLOW NAM Q. LE curvature flow, singularity time, blow up, subcritical quantities. 1 #12;2 NAM Q. LE develop singularities, we give a logarithmic improvement of the above results by showing that a family of subcritical

Le, Nam

493

OPTIMUM SHAPE DESIGN FOR UNSTEADY THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISCOUS FLOWS USING  

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in forward flight, turbomachinery blades and cooling fans operate in unsteady flow and are constantly subjected to unsteady loads. Optimization techniques for unsteady flows are clearly needed to improve estimates for the computational cost of a multistage compressor and turbine calculation based

Jameson, Antony

494

Wetting and free surface flow modeling for potting and encapsulation.  

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As part of an effort to reduce costs and improve quality control in encapsulation and potting processes the Technology Initiative Project ''Defect Free Manufacturing and Assembly'' has completed a computational modeling study of flows representative of those seen in these processes. Flow solutions are obtained using a coupled, finite-element-based, numerical method based on the GOMA/ARIA suite of Sandia flow solvers. The evolution of the free surface is solved with an advanced level set algorithm. This approach incorporates novel methods for representing surface tension and wetting forces that affect the evolution of the free surface. In addition, two commercially available codes, ProCAST and MOLDFLOW, are also used on geometries representing encapsulation processes at the Kansas City Plant. Visual observations of the flow in several geometries are recorded in the laboratory and compared to the models. Wetting properties for the materials in these experiments are measured using a unique flowthrough goniometer.

Brooks, Carlton, F.; Brooks, Michael J. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Graham, Alan Lyman (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Noble, David F. (David Frederick) (.; )); Notz, Patrick K.; Hopkins, Matthew Morgan; Castaneda, Jaime N.; Mahoney, Leo James (Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, MO); Baer, Thomas A.; Berchtold, Kathryn (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Adolf, Douglas Brian; Wilkes, Edward Dean; Rao, Rekha Ranjana; Givler, Richard C.; Sun, Amy Cha-Tien; Cote, Raymond O.; Mondy, Lisa Ann; Grillet, Anne Mary; Kraynik, Andrew Michael

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Improved vortex reactor system  

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An improved vortex reactor system for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor.

Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Scahill, John W. (Evergreen, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 201420  

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(CIP) 2014­20? The Campus Improvement Program (CIP) is a concept proposal for the delivery of new-Darlington campus to 2020 through land uses and building envelopes. The CIP is not a proposal for the detailed design and construction of new buildings. See point 9. 2. What are the objectives of the CIP? The CIP

Viglas, Anastasios

497

Soldering instrument safety improvements  

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A safe soldering device includes a retractable heat shield which can be moved between a first position in which the solder tip of the device is exposed for soldering operation and a second position in which the solder tip is covered by the heat shield. Preferably, the heat shield is biased towards the second position and may be locked in the first position for ease of use. When the soldering device is equipped with a vacuum system, the heat shield may serve to guide the flow of gases and heat from the solder tip away from the work area. The heat shield is preferably made of non-heatsinking plastic.

Kosslow, William J. (Jefferson Boro, PA); Giron, Ronald W. (Delmont, PA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of laminar flow in a curved duct  

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This paper describes numerical simulations that were performed to study laminar flow through a square duct with a 900 bend. The purpose of this work was two fold. First, an improved understanding was desired of the flow physics involved in the generation of secondary vortical flows in three-dimensions. Second, adaptive gridding techniques for structured grids in three- dimensions were investigated for the purpose of determining their utility in low Reynolds number, incompressible flows. It was also of interest to validate the commercial computer code CFD-ACE. Velocity predictions for both non-adaptive and adaptive grids are compared with experimental data. Flow visualization was used to examine the characteristics of the flow though the curved duct in order to better understand the viscous flow physics of this problem. Generally, moderate agreement with the experimental data was found but shortcomings in the experiment were demonstrated. The adaptive grids did not produce the same level of accuracy as the non-adaptive grid with a factor of four more grid points.

Lopez, A.R.; Oberkampf, W.L.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some parametric flow analyses of a particle bed fuel element  

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Parametric calculations are performed, using the SAFSIM computer program, to investigate the fluid mechanics and heat transfer performance of a particle bed fuel element. Both steady-state and transient calculations are included, addressing such issues as flow stability, reduced thrust operation, transpiration drag, coolant conductivity enhancement, flow maldistributions, decay heat removal, flow perturbations, and pulse cooling. The calculations demonstrate the dependence of the predicted results on the modeling assumptions and thus provide guidance as to where further experimental and computational investigations are needed. The calculations also demonstrate that both flow instability and flow maldistribution in the fuel element are important phenomena. Furthermore, results are encouraging that geometric design changes to the element can significantly reduce problems related to these phenomena, allowing improved performance over a wide range of element power densities and flow rates. Such design changes will help to maximize the operational efficiency of space propulsion reactors employing particle bed fuel element technology. Finally, the results demonstrate that SAFSIM is a valuable engineering tool for performing quick and inexpensive parametric simulations addressing complex flow problems.

Dobranich, D.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UZ Flow Models and Submodels  

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The purpose of this report is to document the unsaturated zone (UZ) flow models and submodels, as well as the flow fields that have been generated using the UZ flow model(s) of Yucca Mountain, Nevada. In this report, the term ''UZ model'' refers to the UZ flow model and the several submodels, which include tracer transport, temperature or ambient geothermal, pneumatic or gas flow, and geochemistry (chloride, calcite, and strontium) submodels. The term UZ flow model refers to the three-dimensional models used for calibration and simulation of UZ flow fields. This work was planned in the ''Technical Work Plan (TWP) for: Unsaturated Zone Flow Analysis and Model Report Integration'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169654], Section 1.2.7). The table of included Features, Events, and Processes (FEPs), Table 6.2-11, is different from the list of included FEPs assigned to this report in the ''Technical Work Plan for: Unsaturated Zone Flow Analysis and Model Report Integration'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169654], Table 2.1.5-1), as discussed in Section 6.2.6. The UZ model has revised, updated, and enhanced the previous UZ model (BSC 2001 [DIRS 158726]) by incorporating the repository design with new grids, recalibration of property sets, and more comprehensive validation effort. The flow fields describe fracture-fracture, matrix-matrix, and fracture-matrix liquid flow rates, and their spatial distributions as well as moisture conditions in the UZ system. These three-dimensional UZ flow fields are used directly by Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA). The model and submodels evaluate important hydrogeologic processes in the UZ as well as geochemistry and geothermal conditions. These provide the necessary framework to test hypotheses of flow and transport at different scales, and predict flow and transport behavior under a variety of climatic conditions. In addition, the limitations of the UZ model are discussed in Section 8.11.

Y. Wu

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z