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SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel  

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Linear Fresnel to someone by Linear Fresnel to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Linear Fresnel on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Parabolic Trough Linear Fresnel Power Tower Dish Engine Components Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Linear Fresnel DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in linear Fresnel systems as one of four CSP technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. Linear Fresnel systems, which are a type of linear

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Program on Technology Innovation: Central Station Solar Photovoltaic, Linear Fresnel, and Dish-Engine Technology Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technology Innovation (TI) project, performed in conjunction with an EPRI feasibility study for a 50 to 500 megawatt (MW) central station solar power (CSSP) plant to be developed in New Mexico by mid-2010, surveyed and characterized photovoltaic (PV), linear Fresnel, and dish-engine solar technology options. The overall feasibility study also assessed the status of parabolic trough and central receiver solar technologies.

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and computational study of a rooftop-mounted linear fresnel solar thermal concentrator.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This research study describes the thermal performance of a new low-cost rooftop concentrating solar thermal collector (MCT), developed by Chromasun, which uses linear Fresnel reflectors,… (more)

Sultana, Tanzeen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results and Comparison from the SAM Linear Fresnel Technology Performance Model: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents the new Linear Fresnel technology performance model in NREL's System Advisor Model. The model predicts the financial and technical performance of direct-steam-generation Linear Fresnel power plants, and can be used to analyze a range of system configurations. This paper presents a brief discussion of the model formulation and motivation, and provides extensive discussion of the model performance and financial results. The Linear Fresnel technology is also compared to other concentrating solar power technologies in both qualitative and quantitative measures. The Linear Fresnel model - developed in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Institute - provides users with the ability to model a variety of solar field layouts, fossil backup configurations, thermal receiver designs, and steam generation conditions. This flexibility aims to encompass current market solutions for the DSG Linear Fresnel technology, which is seeing increasing exposure in fossil plant augmentation and stand-alone power generation applications.

Wagner, M. J.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Workshops  

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Parabolic Trough Workshops Parabolic Trough Workshops Here you'll find information about workshops and forums concerning parabolic trough technology and concentrating solar power. Also, see upcoming events on concentrating solar power. Past Workshops and Forums 2007 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop March 8-9, 2007 Golden, CO 2007 Solar Power Tower, Dish Stirling and Linear Fresnel Technologies Workshop March 7, 2007 Golden, CO 2006 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop February 14-16, 2006 Incline Village, NV 2004 Solar Thermal Electric International Project Development Forum July 13, 2004 Portland, OR 2003 Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage Workshop February 20-21, 2003 Golden, CO 2001 Solar Energy Forum: The Power to Choose April 21-25, 2001 Washington, D.C. 2000 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop

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A Linear Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Performance Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A performance model has been programmed for solar thermal collector based on a linear, tracking parabolic trough reflector focused on a surface-treated metallic pipe receiver enclosed in an evacuated transparent tube: a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector (PTSC). This steady state, single dimensional model comprises the fundamental radiative and convective heat transfer and mass and energy balance relations programmed in the Engineering Equation Solver, EES. It considers the effects of solar intensity and incident angle, collector dimensions, material properties, fluid properties, ambient conditions, and operating conditions on the performance of the collector: the PTSC. Typical performance calculations show that when hot-water at 165C flows through a 6m by 2.3m PTSC with 900 w/m^2 solar insulation and 0 incident angle, the estimated collector efficiency is about 55% The model predictions will be confirmed by the operation of PTSCs now being installed at Carnegie Mellon.

Qu, M.; Archer, D.; Masson, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct-Steam Linear Fresnel Performance Model for NREL's System Advisor Model  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents the technical formulation and demonstrated model performance results of a new direct-steam-generation (DSG) model in NREL's System Advisor Model (SAM). The model predicts the annual electricity production of a wide range of system configurations within the DSG Linear Fresnel technology by modeling hourly performance of the plant in detail. The quasi-steady-state formulation allows users to investigate energy and mass flows, operating temperatures, and pressure drops for geometries and solar field configurations of interest. The model includes tools for heat loss calculation using either empirical polynomial heat loss curves as a function of steam temperature, ambient temperature, and wind velocity, or a detailed evacuated tube receiver heat loss model. Thermal losses are evaluated using a computationally efficient nodal approach, where the solar field and headers are discretized into multiple nodes where heat losses, thermal inertia, steam conditions (including pressure, temperature, enthalpy, etc.) are individually evaluated during each time step of the simulation. This paper discusses the mathematical formulation for the solar field model and describes how the solar field is integrated with the other subsystem models, including the power cycle and optional auxiliary fossil system. Model results are also presented to demonstrate plant behavior in the various operating modes.

Wagner, M. J.; Zhu, G.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Optical Evaluation Approach for Parabolic Trough Collectors: First-Principle OPTical Intercept Calculation  

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A new analytical method -- First-principle OPTical Intercept Calculation (FirstOPTIC) -- is presented here for optical evaluation of trough collectors. It employs first-principle optical treatment of collector optical error sources and derives analytical mathematical formulae to calculate the intercept factor of a trough collector. A suite of MATLAB code is developed for FirstOPTIC and validated against theoretical/numerical solutions and ray-tracing results. It is shown that FirstOPTIC can provide fast and accurate calculation of intercept factors of trough collectors. The method makes it possible to carry out fast evaluation of trough collectors for design purposes. The FirstOPTIC techniques and analysis may be naturally extended to other types of CSP technologies such as linear-Fresnel collectors and central-receiver towers.

Zhu, G.; Lewandowski, A.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Calculations and Optimization of a Fresnel Direct Steam Generation CSP Plant with Heat Storage.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? This master thesis deals with the performance calculations of a 9MW linear Fresnel CSP plant withdirect steam generation built by the Solar Division of… (more)

Schlaifer, Perrine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dispersion-compensated Fresnel lens  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transmission grating is used to reduce chromatic aberration in a Fresnel lens, wherein the lens chromatic dispersion is offset and substantially canceled by the grating's diffraction-induced dispersion. The grating comprises a Fresnel-type pattern of microscopic facets molded directly into the lens surface. The facets would typically have a profile height of around 4[times]10[sup [minus]5] inch and a profile width of at least 10[sup [minus]3] inch. In its primary intended application, the invention would function to improve the optical performance of a Fresnel lens used to concentrate direct sunlight. 10 figs.

Johnson, K.C.

1992-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough FAQs  

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Parabolic Trough FAQs Parabolic Trough FAQs Find answers to frequently asked questions about parabolic trough solar technology. Question topics include: Central station solar benefits Economic and environmental benefits Electricity cost Installation and operation Land use Large-scale vs. distributed power Past construction decline Photovoltaics comparison Power plant cost Power plant siting Technology potential Water use Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. How much does a parabolic trough power plant cost? The cost of a parabolic trough power plant depends on many factors such as plant size, whether thermal energy storage is included, and whether the solar field has been enlarged to increase the annual plant capacity factor. Based on these considerations the current capital cost for large

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Definition: Parabolic trough | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Parabolic trough Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Parabolic trough A solar energy conversion device that uses a trough covered with a highly reflective surface to focus sunlight onto a linear absorber containing a working fluid that can be used to spin a turbine for electricity generation; with a single-axis sun-tracking system, the configuration of a parabolic trough can track the sun from east to west during the day.[1][2][3] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A parabolic trough is a type of solar thermal collector that is straight in one dimension and curved as a parabola in the other two, lined with a polished metal mirror. The energy of sunlight which enters the

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Rinse trough with improved flow  

SciTech Connect

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.

O' Hern, Timothy J. (Albuquerque, NM); Grasser, Thomas W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Concentrating Solar Power Technologies............................................... 7 Parabolic Troughs power technologies are described in this report: parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, power towers, and dish/engine. Parabolic troughs are the most commercially available technology. Linear Fresnel and power

Laughlin, Robert B.

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Performance Analysis of XCPC Powered Solar Cooling Demonstration Project  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Figure 6 – Parabolic Trough Collector……………………………………………………..temperature collectors (parabolic trough, linear Fresnel,0.44 [16], and a parabolic trough system in Pennsylvania

Widyolar, Bennett

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

circulating in a parabolic trough field which can reachas linear Fresnel lens and parabolic troughs) and high gradegeneration Though the parabolic trough type collector

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Power Plant Market, Economic...  

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant Market, Economic Assessment and Deployment Parabolic trough technology is the most commercially mature, large-scale solar power technology in the...

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NREL: TroughNet - Publications  

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trough power plants by the following topics: Parabolic trough technology Solar field Thermal energy storage Power plant systems Research and development Market and economic...

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Advanced photovoltaic-trough development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The scope of the work on photvoltaic troughs includes analytical studies, hardware development, and component testing. Various aspects of the system have been optimized and improvements have been realized, particularly in the receiver and reflecting surface designs. An empirical system performance model has been developed that closely agrees with measured system performance. This in-depth study of single-axis reflecting linear focus photovoltaic concentrators will be very beneficial in the development of improved models for similar systems as well as other phtovoltaic concentrator designs.

Spencer, R.; Yasuda, K.; Merson, B.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Directed flow fluid rinse trough  

SciTech Connect

Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The tanks are suitable for one or more essentially planar items having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs also require less rinse fluid to accomplish a thorough rinse than prior art troughs.

Kempka, Steven N. (9504 Lona La., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Walters, Robert N. (11872 LaGrange St., Boise, ID 83709)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental parabolic trough collector performance characterization  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Experimental data from the Collector Module Test Facility (CMTF) at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, are used to develop a collector performance model and characterize three parabolic trough solar collectors. The independent variables used in the model are selected and fitted to the experimental data using a multiple linear regression technique. The collector model developed accounts for optical performance, including incident angle effects and thermal losses, both linear and non-linear.

Lukens, L.L.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar trough systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Trough systems predominate among today`s commercial solar power plants. All together, nine trough power plants, also called Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS), were built in the 1980s in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, California. These plants have a combined capacity of 354 megawatts (MW) and today generate enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 500,000 people. Trough systems convert the heat from the sun into electricity. Because of their parabolical shape, troughs can focus the sun at 30--60 times its normal intensity on a receiver pipe located along the focal line of the trough. Synthetic oil captures this heat as the oil circulates through the pipe, reaching temperatures as high as 390 C (735 F). The hot oil is pumped to a generating station and routed through a heat exchanger to produce steam. Finally, electricity is produced in a conventional steam turbine. In addition to operating on solar energy the SEGS plants are configured as hybrids to operate on natural gas on cloudy days or after dark. Natural gas provides 25% of the output of the SEGS plants.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic-Trough Solar Water Heating--FTA, 022798m FTA trough...  

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

Parabolic-Trough Solar Water Heating--FTA, 022798m FTA trough Parabolic-Trough Solar Water Heating--FTA, 022798m FTA trough Federal Technology Alert covers parabolic-trough solar...

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Automated Fresnel lens tester system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Phipps, G.S.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Power Plant System Technology  

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Parabolic Trough Power Plant System Technology Parabolic Trough Power Plant System Technology A parabolic trough solar power plant uses a large field of collectors to supply thermal energy to a conventional power plant. Because they use conventional power cycles, parabolic trough power plants can be hybridized-other fuels can be used to back up the solar power. Like all power cycles, trough power plants also need a cooling system to transfer waste heat to the environment. Parabolic trough power plant technologies include: Direct steam generation Fossil-fired (hybrid) backup Operation and maintenance Power cycles Steam Rankine Organic Rankine Combined Wet and dry cooling Power Cycles A photo of an aerial view of a power plant in the middle of a solar field with rows and rows of parabolic troughs tracking. The cooling towers can be seen with the water plume rising into the air. The white water tanks can be seen in the background.

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Session: Parabolic Troughs (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The project description is R and D activities at NREL and Sandia aimed at lowering the delivered energy cost of parabolic trough collector systems and FOA awards to support industry in trought development. The primary objectives are: (1) support development of near-term parabolic trought technology for central station power generation; (2) support development of next-generation trought fields; and (3) support expansion of US trough industry. The major FY08 activities were: (1) improving reflector optics; (2) reducing receiver heat loss (including improved receiver coating and mitigating hydrogen accumulation); (3) measuring collector optical efficiency; (4) optimizing plant performance and reducing cost; (5) reducing plant water consumption; and (6) directly supporting industry needs, including FOA support.

Kutscher, C.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Technology Overview  

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Technology Overview Technology Overview Parabolic trough solar power technology offers an environmentally sound and increasingly cost-effective energy source. Here you'll find overviews about the following parabolic trough power plant technologies: Solar Field Collector balance of system Concentrator structure Mirrors Receivers Thermal Energy Storage Molten-salt heat transfer fluid Storage media Storage systems Power Plant Systems Direct steam generation Fossil-fired hybrid backup Power cycles Wet and dry cooling Operation and maintenance For more detailed, technical information, see our publications on parabolic trough power plant technology. Printable Version TroughNet Home Technologies Solar Field Thermal Energy Storage Power Plant Systems Market & Economic Assessment Research & Development

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - TroughNet Home Page  

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Site Map TroughNet is a technical resource for evaluation of parabolic trough solar power plant technologies. Parabolic Trough Technology Parabolic trough solar technology offers...

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough System and Component Testing  

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System and Component Testing System and Component Testing Here you'll find information about parabolic trough system and components testing, as well facilities and laboratories used for testing. Tests include those for: Concentrator thermal efficiency Receiver thermal performance Mirror contour and collector alignment Mirror reflectivity and durability Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader. Concentrator Thermal Efficiency Testing Researchers and industry use the following facilities for testing parabolic trough collectors. AZTRAK Rotating Platform At Sandia National Laboratories' National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF), the AZTRAK rotating platform has been used to test several parabolic trough modules and receivers. Initially, researchers tested a

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NREL: TroughNet - 2007 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop  

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2007 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop 2007 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop NREL hosted a parabolic trough technology workshop on March 8-9, 2007, in Golden, Colorado. It had three goals: Exchanging technical information Collaborating on SolarPaces projects: receiver testing and dry cooling Gathering industry input on laboratory R&D directions. The workshop featured presentations on the following parabolic trough power plant topics: Current and future market vision Project developments Solar resource assessment Technology trends Molten-salt heat transfer fluids Direct steam generation Advanced tools and testing capabilities Researchers also presented a poster session on laboratory capabilities. Note: if a presentation or poster isn't listed below, NREL hasn't yet received permission or approval to post it.

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Thermal Energy Storage Technology  

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Thermal Energy Storage Technology One advantage of parabolic trough power plants is their potential for storing solar thermal energy to use during non-solar periods and to dispatch...

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Monsoon Trough Boundary Layer Experiment (MONTBLEX)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Monsoon Trough Boundary Layer Experiment (MONTBLEX) is a multi-institutional, all-India coordinated program to study the atmospheric boundary-layer processes in the monsoon trough (MT) area of northern India. The experiment is being organized ...

Malti Goel; H. N. Srivastava

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Parabolic Trough  

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development (R&D) in parabolic trough systems as one of four concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. Parabolic troughs,...

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Mobile trough genesis over the Mongolian Plateau  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study is to understand the mechanisms responsible for formation of mobile troughs over the large source region in Mongolia. Three winter season mobile troughs which intensified rapidly after formation were analyzed. An objective method developed by Lefevre and Nielsen-Gammon (1995) was used to track the mobile troughs-a quasigeostrophic potential vorticity (QGPV) and associated piecewise tendency diagnosis (PTD) technique developed by Lefevre (1995) was used to analyze the formation mechanisms. Through the PTD technique, which involves in the inversion of QGPV and QGPV advection, it was determined that the mobile troughs developed from a combination of deformation / superposition and downstream development. Baroclinic processes were not evident near the time of formation, but were important as the troughs moved over the Sea of Japan. Two troughs interacted with surface cyclones, but in both cases only minor development occurred. As the troughs moved underneath a climatological mean long wave trough, all three troughs weakened from deformation. There was evidence of orographic masking in one of the cases as the mobile trough existed at upper-levels (above 500 mb) prior to formation by the objective method. However, as the trough moved to the lee-side of the Altai-Sayan mountains, the trough lowered to 500 mb and was initialized by the objective method.

McEver, Gregory David

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Concentrating Solar Power...  

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still surrounds this story. 8. There are four types of demonstrated CSP technologies. Parabolic trough and linear Fresnel systems focus sunlight onto a linear receiver. The other...

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Fabrication of trough-shaped solar collectors  

SciTech Connect

There is provided a radiant energy concentration and collection device formed of a one-piece thin-walled plastic substrate including a plurality of nonimaging troughs with certain metallized surfaces of the substrate serving as reflective side walls for each trough. The one-piece plastic substrate is provided with a seating surface at the bottom of each trough which conforms to the shape of an energy receiver to be seated therein.

Schertz, William W. (Batavia, IL)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - U.S. Parabolic Trough Power Plant Data  

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U.S. Parabolic Trough Power Plant Data Here you'll find data on parabolic trough power plants in operation and under development in the United States. The data include plant type,...

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NREL: TroughNet - Industry Partners  

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the solar energy industry that partner with the U.S. Department of Energy's SunLab on parabolic trough technology research, development, and deployment efforts. Industry Partner...

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Performance of a parabolic trough solar collector.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Parabolic trough solar collectors (PTSCs) constitute a proven source of thermal energy for industrial process heat and power generation, although their implementation has been strongly… (more)

Brooks, Michael John

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solargenix Energy Advanced Parabolic Trough Development  

SciTech Connect

The Solargenix Advanced Trough Development Project was initiated in the Year 2000 with the support of the DOE CSP Program and, more recently, with the added support of the Nevada Southwest Energy Partnership. Parabolic trough plants are the most mature solar power technology, but no large-scale plants have been built in over a decade. Given this lengthy lull in deployment, our first Project objective was development of improved trough technology for near-term deployment, closely patterned after the best of the prior-generation troughs. The second objective is to develop further improvements in next-generation trough technology that will lead to even larger reductions in the cost of the delivered energy. To date, this Project has successfully developed an advanced trough, which is being deployed on a 1-MW plant in Arizona and will soon be deployed in a 64-MW plant in Nevada. This advanced trough offers a 10% increase in performance and over an 20% decrease in cost, relative to prior-generation troughs.

Gee, R. C.; Hale, M. J.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Removal From Heating Oil of a Parabolic Trough ...  

Hydrogen Removal From Heating Oil of a Parabolic Trough Increases the Life of the Trough and its Components A Method to Selectively Remove & Measure Hydrogen Gas from ...

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Parabolic Trough VSHOT Optical Characterization in 2005-2006 (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation regarding parabolic trough VSHOT optical characterization describes trough deployment and operation phases including: development, manufacture/installation, and maintenance/operation.

Wendelin, T.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospect for using fresnel lenses for the concentrating systems of solar installations  

SciTech Connect

The state of development work on Fresnel lenses is reported. The possibility of using them in solar installations is analyzed. It is concluded that Fresnel lenses represent promising optical systems for solar installations.

Lidorenko, N.S.; Zhukov, K.V.; Nabiullin, F.Kh.; Tver' yanovich, E.V.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lite Trough LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Lite Trough LLC Lite Trough LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Lite Trough LLC Place Milford, Connecticut Zip 6460 Sector Solar Product Developing a parabolic trough system for Solar Thermal Electricity Generation (STEG). Coordinates 38.026545°, -77.371139° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.026545,"lon":-77.371139,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Trough Receiver Heat Loss Testing (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation describes the design, fabrication, and qualification of an experimental capability for thermal loss testing of full-size trough receiver elements; and the testing on a variety of receivers.

Lewandowski, A.; Feik, C.; Hansen, R.; Phillips, S.; Bingham, C.; Netter, J.; Forristal, R.; Burkholder, F.; Meglan, B.; Wolfrum, E.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Electric Power Plants  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Although many solar technologies have been demonstrated, parabolic trough solar thermal electric power plant technology represents one of the major renewable energy success stories of the last two decades.

Not Available

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Data and Resources  

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Data and Resources Data and Resources This site features data and resources about parabolic trough power plant technology, including: Industry partners U.S. power plant data Solar data Models and tools System and component testing Also see our publications on parabolic trough power plants. Printable Version TroughNet Home Technologies Market & Economic Assessment Research & Development Data & Resources Industry Partners Power Plant Data Solar Data Models & Tools System & Component Testing FAQs Workshops Publications Email Updates Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

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Taking the ANU Big Dish to commercialization K Lovegrove A Zawadski* and J Coventy*  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the standard turbine generator technology. Trough concentrators use parabolic trough mirrors to produce a linear focus on a receiver that moves with the trough as it tracks the sun, Linear Fresnel systems use towers. Solar thermal power systems via trough systems, have a strong track record, with 354MWe

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Presented at Solar World Congress, Beijing, September 18 22 2007 PARABOLOIDAL DISH SOLAR CONCENTRATORS FOR MULTI-MEGAWATT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the standard turbine / generator technology. Trough concentrators use parabolic trough mirrors to produce of magnitude lower. Concentrating Solar Power systems via trough systems, have a strong track record, with 354 a linear focus on a receiver that moves with the trough as it tracks the sun, Linear Fresnel systems use

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Formation flying for a Fresnel lens observatory mission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The employment of a large area Phase Fresnel Lens (PFL) in a gamma-ray telescope offers the potential to image astrophysical phenomena with micro-arcsecond angular resolution. In order to assess the feasibility of this concept, two detailed studies have been conducted of formation flying missions in which a Fresnel lens capable of focussing gamma-rays and the associated detector are carried on two spacecraft separated by up to 10$^6$ km. These studies were performed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Integrated Mission Design Center (IMDC) which developed spacecraft, orbital dynamics, and mission profiles. The results of the studies indicated that the missions are challenging but could be accomplished with technologies available currently or in the near term. The findings of the original studies have been updated taking account of recent advances in ion thruster propulsion technology.

Krizmanic, J; Gehrels, N; Krizmanic, John; Skinner, Gerry; Gehrels, Neil

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation flying for a Fresnel lens observatory mission  

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The employment of a large area Phase Fresnel Lens (PFL) in a gamma-ray telescope offers the potential to image astrophysical phenomena with micro-arcsecond angular resolution. In order to assess the feasibility of this concept, two detailed studies have been conducted of formation flying missions in which a Fresnel lens capable of focussing gamma-rays and the associated detector are carried on two spacecraft separated by up to 10$^6$ km. These studies were performed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Integrated Mission Design Center (IMDC) which developed spacecraft, orbital dynamics, and mission profiles. The results of the studies indicated that the missions are challenging but could be accomplished with technologies available currently or in the near term. The findings of the original studies have been updated taking account of recent advances in ion thruster propulsion technology.

John Krizmanic; Gerry Skinner; Neil Gehrels

2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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OUT Success Stories: Solar Trough Power Plants  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) plants use parabolic-trough solar collectors to capture the sun's energy and convert it to heat. The SEGS plants range in capacity from 13.8 to 80 MW, and they were constructed to meet Southern California Edison Company's periods of peak power demand.

Jones, J.

2000-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic trough solar collectors : design for increasing efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Parabolic trough collectors are a low cost implementation of concentrated solar power technology that focuses incident sunlight onto a tube filled with a heat transfer fluid. The efficiency and cost of the parabolic trough ...

Figueredo, Stacy L. (Stacy Lee), 1981-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic-Trough Solar Water Heating--FTA, 022798m FTA trough  

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

Parabolic-trough solar water heating is Parabolic-trough solar water heating is a well-proven technology that directly sub- stitutes renewable energy for conventional energy in water heating. Parabolic-trough collectors can also drive absorption cooling systems or other equipment that runs off a thermal load. There is considerable potential for using these technologies at Federal facil- ities in the Southwestern United States or other areas with high direct-beam solar radi- ation. Facilities such as jails, hospitals, and barracks that consistently use large volumes of hot water are particularly good candi- dates. Use of parabolic-trough systems helps Federal facilities comply with Executive Order 12902's directive to reduce energy use by 30% by 2005 and advance other efforts to get the Federal government to set a good

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NREL: TroughNet - Email Updates - Subscribe  

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Email Updates - Subscribe Email Updates - Subscribe Subscribe to receive email updates about parabolic trough technology, including: Status on R&D and deployment projects Workshops and other events New publications New data and resources. Please provide and submit the following information. Name (first & last): Organization/Affiliation: Email Address: Submit Clear Form Unsubscribe Printable Version TroughNet Home Technologies Market & Economic Assessment Research & Development Data & Resources FAQs Workshops Publications Email Updates Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

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Parabolic Trough Organic Rankine Cycle Power Plant  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Arizona Public Service (APS) is required to generate a portion of its electricity from solar resources in order to satisfy its obligation under the Arizona Environmental Portfolio Standard (EPS). In recent years, APS has installed and operates over 4.5 MWe of fixed, tracking, and concentrating photovoltaic systems to help meet the solar portion of this obligation and to develop an understanding of which solar technologies provide the best cost and performance to meet utility needs. During FY04, APS began construction of a 1-MWe parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant. This plant represents the first parabolic trough plant to begin construction since 1991. The plant will also be the first commercial deployment of the Solargenix parabolic trough collector technology developed under contract to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The plant will use an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power plant, provided by Ormat. The ORC power plant is much simpler than a conventional steam Rankine cycle power plant and allows unattended operation of the facility.

Canada, S.; Cohen, G.; Cable, R.; Brosseau, D.; Price, H.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Fresnel zone plates for high heat load X-ray microscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique to produce diffractive X-ray lenses optimized for high heat load applications is demonstrated. The lenses are made from single crystal silicon membranes, which have uniform thermal conductivity and homogeneous thermal expansion. Silicon Fresnel ... Keywords: Electron beam lithography, Fresnel zone plate, Reactive ion etching, X-ray microscopy

J. Vila-Comamala; K. Jefimovs; J. Raabe; B. Kaulich; C. David

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fresnel lenses. (Latest citations from the US Patent Bibliographic file with exemplary claims). NewSearch  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations of selected patents concerning the design and implementation of Fresnel lenses. Citations focus on manufacturing methods and designs for specific applications. Fresnel lenses used in overhead projectors, solar concentrators, and infrared motion detectors are also described. (Contains a minimum of 71 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacturing injection-moleded Fresnel lens parquets for point-focus concentrating photovoltaic systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project involved the manufacturing of curved-faceted, injection-molded, four-element Fresnel lens parquets for concentrating photovoltaic arrays. Previous efforts showed that high-efficiency (greater than 82%) Fresnel concentrators could be injection molded. This report encompasses the mold design, molding, and physical testing of a four-lens parquet for a solar photovoltaic concentrator system.

Peters, E.M.; Masso, J.D. [AOtec, Southbridge, MA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Technology Models and Software Tools  

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Technology Models and Software Tools Technology Models and Software Tools Here you'll find information about models and software tools used to analyze parabolic trough power plant technology. They include: Annual Simulation Solar Advisor Model TRNSYS Other Analysis SolTRACE Receiver Model DView JEDI Annual Simulation Software Because solar power plants rely on an intermittent fuel supply-the sun-it is necessary to model the plant's performance on an hourly (or finer resolution) basis to understand and predict its annual performance. A number of performance and economics models are available for evaluating parabolic trough solar technologies. Industry also has developed a number of proprietary models for evaluating parabolic trough plants. Solar Advisor Model NREL, partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy

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Heat Transfer Analysis and Modeling of a Parabolic Trough Solar Receiver Implemented in Engineering Equation Solver  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the development, validation, and use of a heat transfer model implemented in Engineering Equation Solver. The model determines the performance of a parabolic trough solar collector's linear receiver, also called a heat collector element. All heat transfer and thermodynamic equations, optical properties, and parameters used in the model are discussed. The modeling assumptions and limitations are also discussed, along with recommendations for model improvement.

Forristall, R.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alignment method for parabolic trough solar concentrators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A Theoretical Overlay Photographic (TOP) alignment method uses the overlay of a theoretical projected image of a perfectly aligned concentrator on a photographic image of the concentrator to align the mirror facets of a parabolic trough solar concentrator. The alignment method is practical and straightforward, and inherently aligns the mirror facets to the receiver. When integrated with clinometer measurements for which gravity and mechanical drag effects have been accounted for and which are made in a manner and location consistent with the alignment method, all of the mirrors on a common drive can be aligned and optimized for any concentrator orientation.

Diver, Richard B. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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FirstOPTIC Software Package for Parabolic Trough Evaluation  

power (CSP) technologies used in commercial utility-scale power generation plants. A key param­eter for trough performance evaluation is the collector ...

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Geothermal Literature Review At Salton Trough Geothermal Area (1984) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Trough Geothermal Area (1984) Trough Geothermal Area (1984) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal Literature Review At Salton Trough Geothermal Area (1984) Exploration Activity Details Location Salton Trough Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Geothermal Literature Review Activity Date 1984 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The melt zones of volcanic clusters was analyzed with recent geological and geophysical data for five magma-hydrothermal systems were studied for the purpose of developing estimates for the depth, volume and location of magma beneath each area. References Goldstein, N. E.; Flexser, S. (1 December 1984) Melt zones beneath five volcanic complexes in California: an assessment of shallow magma occurrences

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Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Electric Power Plants (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the potential for parabolic trough solar thermal electric power plants, especially in the Southwestern U.S.

Not Available

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geophysical Study of the Salton Trough of Southern California...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

1964 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for Geophysical Study of the Salton Trough of Southern California Citation Shawn...

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Hydrogen Removal From Heating Oil of a Parabolic Trough ...  

A Method to Selectively Remove & Measure Hydrogen Gas from a Fluid Volume Parabolic trough power plants use concentrated solar thermal energy to ...

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Long-term average performance benefits of parabolic trough improvements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Improved parabolic trough concentrating collectors will result from better design, improved fabrication techniques, and the development and utilization of improved materials. This analysis quantifies the relative merit of various technological advancements in improving the long-term average performance of parabolic trough concentrating collectors and presents them graphically as a function of operating temperature for north-south, east-west, and polar mounted parabolic troughs. Substantial annual energy gains (exceeding 50% at 350/sup 0/C) are shown to be attainable with improved parabolic troughs.

Gee, R.; Gaul, H.; Kearney, D.; Rabl, A.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified Methodology for Designing Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The performance of parabolic trough based solar power plants over the last 25 years has proven that this technology is an excellent alternative for the… (more)

Vasquez Padilla, Ricardo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic trough solar collectors : design for increasing efficiency.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Parabolic trough collectors are a low cost implementation of concentrated solar power technology that focuses incident sunlight onto a tube filled with a heat transfer… (more)

Figueredo, Stacy L. (Stacy Lee), 1981-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified Methodology for Designing Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The performance of parabolic trough based solar power plants over the last 25 years has proven that this technology is an excellent alternative for… (more)

Vasquez Padilla, Ricardo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Survey of Parabolic Trough Receiver Thermal Performance: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a technique that uses an infrared camera to evaluate the in-situ thermal performance of parabolic trough receivers at operating solar power plants.

Price, H.; Forristall, R.; Wendelin, T.; Lewandowski, A.; Moss, T.; Gummo, C.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Investigation of the Closed Type Parabolic Trough  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Of a closed type parabolic trough solar collector, the thermal performance was analyzed, and a mathematical model was proposed, and experience system was built. As well mathematical model was validated with the measure data. Keywords: trough solar power, collector, numerical simulation, thermal analysis

Zhong-Zhu Qiu; Qiming Li; Peng Li; Yi Zhang; Jia He; Wenwen Guo

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new parabolic trough solar collector P. Kohlenbach1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) power generation system. The parabolic trough collectors have been installed in the National Solar-selective paint. The absorber operates in a 50mm non-evacuated glass tube to minimize convection losses. Thermal and power generation (CHP), CSIRO has built a solar thermal parabolic trough collector field which

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Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.nrel.gov/csp/troughnet/pdfs/24748.pdf References: Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap[1] Overview "The working group reviewed the status of today's trough technologies, evaluated existing markets, identified potential future market opportunities, and developed a roadmap toward its vision of the industry's potential-including critical advancements needed over the long term to significantly reduce costs while further increasing

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NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Technology Solar Resource Data and Tools  

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Solar Resource Data and Tools Solar Resource Data and Tools Here you'll find resources on solar radiation data and tools for siting parabolic trough power plants. This includes solar radiation data for power plants in the United States and worldwide. You'll also find resources for direct solar radiation instrumentation. For an overview on solar resource terms and direct beam radiation used for concentrating solar power technologies, see NREL's Shining On Web site. U.S. Solar Radiation Resource Data The following resources include maps, and hourly metrological and solar resource data for parabolic trough power plants sites in the United States. NREL Concentrating Solar Power Resource Maps Features direct normal solar radiation maps of the southwestern United States, including state maps for Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico,

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A Non-Pyramidal Rectangular-to-Trough Waveguide Transition and Pattern Reconfigurable Trough Waveguide Antenna  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Trough waveguides (TWG) have been utilized in a variety of radio frequency (RF) and other related applications including radar, the treatment of hypothermia and in the generation of plasmas. Perturbing the guided wave in these structures with blocks, rods, dielectrics, and other structures can create reconfigurable periodic line sources. These trough waveguide antennas (TWA) are then capable of providing both fixedfrequency and frequency-dependent beam steering. This was originally performed using electro-mechanical “cam-and-gear” mechanisms. Previous work related to the excitation of TWG and the performance of TWA topologies are limited when compared to more common antenna designs, yet they possess many desirable features that can be exploited in a modern system. This thesis will examines an S-band rectangular-to-trough waveguide transition and trough guide antenna that has been designed for broadband reconfigurable antenna applications considering as well the airflow characteristics for sensing applications. The design, fabrication, and electromagnetic performance (mode conversion, impedance matching, and antenna performance) are discussed, including the use of metallic cantilever perturbations placed along the troughguide sidewalls that are designed to provide improved impedance matching when steering the beam from the backward quadrant through broadside, towards the forward quadrant. Impedance matching techniques such as use of circular holes at the edge of each actuated cantilever are used to reduce power reflections and provide a low voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) along the S-band. Finite element simulations will provide a demonstration of the airflow and turbulence characteristics throughout the entire structure, where the metallic cantilevers are used to manipulate the flow of air, to distribute it across the surfaces of the structure better and improve its potential for sensing operations.

Loizou, Loizos

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Optical Characterization Technique for Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors Using Images of the Absorber Reection.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? As the concentrating solar power industry competes to develop a less-expensive parabolic trough collector, assurance is needed that new parabolic trough collectors maintain accurate… (more)

Owkes, Jeanmarie Kathleen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic Trough Receiver Heat Loss Testing (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Parabolic trough receivers, or heat collection elements (HCEs), absorb sunlight focused by the mirrors and transfer that thermal energy to a fluid flowing within them. Thje absorbing tube of these receivers typically operates around 400 C (752 F). HCE manufacturers prevent thermal loss from the absorbing tube to the environment by using sputtered selective Cermet coatings on the absorber and by surrounding the absorber with a glass-enclosed evacuated annulus. This work quantifies the heat loss of the Solel UVAC2 and Schott PTR70 HCEs. At 400 C, the HCEs perform similarly, losing about 400 W/m of HCE length. To put this in perspective, the incident beam radiation on a 5 m mirror aperture is about 4500 W/m, with about 75% of that energy ({approx} 3400 W/m) reaching the absorber surface. Of the 3400 W/m on the absorber, about 3000 W/m is absorbed into the working fluid while 400 W/m is lost to the environment.

Price, H.; Netter, J.; Bingham, C.; Kutscher, C.; Burkholder, F.; Brandemuehl, M.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The West Coast Thermal Trough: Climatology and Synoptic Evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the West Coast thermal trough (WCTT) is the most important mesoscale feature over the U.S. west coast during the warm season, its initiation, evolution, and structure are not well understood. Originating in the southwest United States, ...

Matthew C. Brewer; Clifford F. Mass; Brian E. Potter

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life History of Mobile Troughs in the Upper Westerlies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increasing evidence indicates that surface cyclogenesis is predominantly a response to the approach of a preexisting trough at upper levels. A question then arises about the origin of the upper-level predecessor. As an initial approach to this ...

Frederick Sanders

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite Trough Evolution of Selected West Pacific Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The observed vertical structures of the trough axes for 27 extratropical cyclones are presented. This study is motivated by results from a simple theoretical model. Two observing times during the cyclone life cycle are shown: prior to development ...

Richard Grotjahn

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for reporting parabolic trough solar electric system performance  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this activity is to develop a generic methodology which can be used to track and compare the performance of parabolic trough power plants. The approach needs to be general enough to work for all existing and future parabolic trough plant designs, provide meaningful comparisons of year to year performance, and allow for comparisons between dissimilar plant designs. The approach presented here uses the net annual system efficiency as the primary metric for evaluating the performance of parabolic trough power plants. However, given the complex nature of large parabolic trough plants, the net annual system efficiency by itself does not adequately characterize the performance of the plant. The approach taken here is to define a number of additional performance metrics which enable a more comprehensive understanding of overall plant performance.

Price, H.W.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Manual for the SAM Physical Trough Model  

SciTech Connect

NREL, in conjunction with Sandia National Lab and the U.S Department of Energy, developed the System Advisor Model (SAM) analysis tool for renewable energy system performance and economic analysis. This paper documents the technical background and engineering formulation for one of SAM's two parabolic trough system models in SAM. The Physical Trough model calculates performance relationships based on physical first principles where possible, allowing the modeler to predict electricity production for a wider range of component geometries than is possible in the Empirical Trough model. This document describes the major parabolic trough plant subsystems in detail including the solar field, power block, thermal storage, piping, auxiliary heating, and control systems. This model makes use of both existing subsystem performance modeling approaches, and new approaches developed specifically for SAM.

Wagner, M. J.; Gilman, P.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2 Technology Description: Solar Thermal Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

– Parabolic troughs track sun, concentrate incident light onto a centralized, tubular receiver that runs length of each trough – Thermal fluid circulates through all receivers in solar field – Thermal fluid brought to one or more centralized power production facilities – Heat transferred to a steam cycle, drives a steam turbine to generate power – Cooled thermal fluid is then recirculated th through h solar fi field ld – Wet cooling is common, dry cooling possible

Timothy J. Skone; Risks Of Implementation

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frequency response analysis of fluid control systems for parabolic-trough solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A linearized steady-state frequency response is derived for parabolic-trough collectors and for connecting piping that can be used in standard gain-phase analyses to evaluate system stability and closed-loop frequency response. The frequency-response characteristics of a typical collector string and piping are used in a gain-phase analysis to get some insight into the effect on system stability of various system parameters such as controller gain, sensor and controller-time constants, and sensor location.

Schindwolf, R.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power |  

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

Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power August 20, 2013 - 4:45pm Addthis Photo of numerous parallel rows of parabolic trough collectors tracking the sun. Cooling towers and other generator equipment are in the midst of the troughs, and two water tanks are in the background. The Solar Electric Generating Station IV power plant in California consists of many parallel rows of parabolic trough collectors that track the sun. The cooling towers can be seen with the water plume rising into the air, and white water tanks are in the background. Credit: Sandia National Laboratory / PIX 14955 Linear concentrating solar power (CSP) collectors capture the sun's energy with large mirrors that reflect and focus the sunlight onto a linear

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Long-term average performance benefits of parabolic trough improvements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Improved parabolic trough concentrating collectors will result from better design, improved fabrication techniques, and the development and utilization of improved materials. The difficulty of achieving these improvements varies as does their potential for increasing parabolic trough performance. The purpose of this analysis is to quantify the relative merit of various technology advancements in improving the long-term average performance of parabolic trough concentrating collectors. The performance benefits of improvements are determined as a function of operating temperature for north-south, east-west, and polar mounted parabolic troughs. The results are presented graphically to allow a quick determination of the performance merits of particular improvements. Substantial annual energy gains are shown to be attainable. Of the improvements evaluated, the development of stable back-silvered glass reflective surfaces offers the largest performance gain for operating temperatures below 150/sup 0/C. Above 150/sup 0/C, the development of trough receivers that can maintain a vacuum is the most significant potential improvement. The reduction of concentrator slope errors also has a substantial performance benefit at high operating temperatures.

Gee, R.; Gaul, H.W.; Kearney, D.; Rabl, A.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new trough solar concentrator and its performance analysis  

SciTech Connect

The operation principle and design method of a new trough solar concentrator is presented in this paper. Some important design parameters about the concentrator are analyzed and optimized. Their magnitude ranges are given. Some characteristic parameters about the concentrator are compared with that of the conventional parabolic trough solar concentrator. The factors having influence on the performance of the unit are discussed. It is indicated through the analysis that the new trough solar concentrator can actualize reflection focusing for the sun light using multiple curved surface compound method. It also has the advantages of improving the work performance and environment of high-temperature solar absorber and enhancing the configuration intensity of the reflection surface. (author)

Tao, Tao; Hongfei, Zheng [School of Mechanical and Vehicular, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Kaiyan, He [School of Physical Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004 (China); Mayere, Abdulkarim [Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of APS 1-Mwe Parabolic Trough Project  

SciTech Connect

Arizona Public Service (APS) is currently installing new power facilities to generate a portion of its electricity from solar resources that will satisfy its obligation under the Arizona Environmental Portfolio Standard (EPS). During FY04, APS began construction on a 1-MWe parabolic trough concentrating solar power plant. This plant represents the first parabolic trough plant to begin construction since 1991. Site preparation and construction activities continued throughout much of FY05, and startup activities are planned for Fall 2005 (with completion early in FY06). The plant will be the first commercial deployment of the Solargenix parabolic trough collector technology developed under contract to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The plant will use an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power plant, provided by Ormat. The ORC power plant is much simpler than the conventional steam Rankine cycle plant and allows unattended operation of the facility.

Canada, S.; Brosseau, D.; Kolb, G.; Moore, L.; Cable, R.; Price, H.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal technology alert. Parabolic-trough solar water heating  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Parabolic-trough solar water heating is a well-proven renewable energy technology with considerable potential for application at Federal facilities. For the US, parabolic-trough water-heating systems are most cost effective in the Southwest where direct solar radiation is high. Jails, hospitals, barracks, and other facilities that consistently use large volumes of hot water are particularly good candidates, as are facilities with central plants for district heating. As with any renewable energy or energy efficiency technology requiring significant initial capital investment, the primary condition that will make a parabolic-trough system economically viable is if it is replacing expensive conventional water heating. In combination with absorption cooling systems, parabolic-trough collectors can also be used for air-conditioning. Industrial Solar Technology (IST) of Golden, Colorado, is the sole current manufacturer of parabolic-trough solar water heating systems. IST has an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to finance and install parabolic-trough solar water heating on an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) basis for any Federal facility that requests it and for which it proves viable. For an ESPC project, the facility does not pay for design, capital equipment, or installation. Instead, it pays only for guaranteed energy savings. Preparing and implementing delivery or task orders against the IDIQ is much simpler than the standard procurement process. This Federal Technology Alert (FTA) of the New Technology Demonstration Program is one of a series of guides to renewable energy and new energy-efficient technologies.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Certification and verification for Northrup Model NSC-01-0732 Fresnel lens concentrating solar collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The certification and verification of the Northrup Model NSC-01-0732 Fresnel lens tracking solar collector are presented. A certification statement is included with signatures and a separate report on the structural analysis of the collector system. System verification against the Interim Performance Criteria are indicated by matrices with verification discussion, analysis, and enclosed test results.

Not Available

1979-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Fresnel fringes on TEM images of interfaces in X-ray multilayers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fresnel fringe effects make assessment of interfacial structures from high-resolution TEM images of cross-sectional specimens difficult, producing different apparent structures in the images. Fresnel fringes have been observed in many TEM images of W/C, WC/C, Ru/C, and Mo/Si, multilayers. Visibility of these fringes depends on the thickness of the specimen and the defocus value. Contrast of the fringes becomes higher with increasing defocus. The effects of these fringes have been commonly over-looked in efforts of making quantitative interpretation of interfacial profiles. In this report, we present the observations of the Fresnel fringes in nanometer period Mo/Si, W/C, and WC/C multilayers in through-focus-series TEM images. Calculation of the Fresnel fringes of a Mo/Si multilayer using charge density approximation is used to illustrate the characteristics of the fringes from different interfacial structures. We find that the potential difference and the abruptness of the interfacial composition change are a strong function of the fringe contrast, while the fringes spacing depends more strongly on the thickness of the transition or interfacial layer.

Nguyen, Tai D.; O'Keefe, Michael A.; Kilaas, Roar; Gronsky, Ronald; Kortright, Jeffrey B.

1992-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic-Trough Technology Roadmap: A Pathway for Sustained Commercial Development and Deployment of Parabolic-Trough Technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Technology roadmapping is a needs-driven technology planning process to help identify, select, and develop technology alternatives to satisfy a set of market needs. The DOE's Office of Power Technologies' Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program recently sponsored a technology roadmapping workshop for parabolic trough technology. The workshop was attended by an impressive cross section of industry and research experts. The goals of the workshop were to evaluate the market potential for trough power projects, develop a better understanding of the current state of the technology, and to develop a conceptual plan for advancing the state of parabolic trough technology. This report documents and extends the roadmap that was conceptually developed during the workshop.

Price, H.; Kearney, D.

1999-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fresnel/photovoltaic concentrator application experiment for the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Phase 1: system design, final technical report, 1 June 1978-28 February 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Phase I Final Report summarizes the analytical, experimental, design, and specification efforts for the first nine months of the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Fresnel/Photovoltaic Concentrator Application Experiment. The overall objective of the complete three-phase program is to develop and demonstrate a unique photovoltaic concentrator total energy system which, when mass-produced, will provide electrical and thermal energy at costs competitive with conventional energy sources. Toward this objective, the Phase I - System Design contract has been completed, resulting in a final system design, analytical definition of system performance and economics, and a successfully tested prototype collector which fully verified performance predictions. The proposed system will utilize 245 m/sup 2/ of E-Systems linear Fresnel photovoltaic collectors to provide 25 kW/sub e/ (AC) of power and 140 kW/sub t/ of heat to the Central Utility Facility of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. The electric power will be used to meet a continuous lighting load, while the thermal energy will be used to preheat boiler feedwater. Peak system efficiencies will be 10.2% electric (insolation to net AC output) and 56% thermal (insolation to net heat delivered). Annual efficiencies will be 8.4% electric and 49% thermal. Production system economics are attractive in the near term: 7 cents/kWh electricity and $7/MMBtu heat (1975 $) could be achieved by 1981 with limited production. With higher production, these costs could be halved by 1990.

O'Neill, M.J.

1979-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear Concentrator Systems | Open Energy Information  

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Linear Concentrator Systems Linear Concentrator Systems Jump to: navigation, search Introduction Linear concentrating collector fields consist of a large number of collectors in parallel rows that are typically aligned in a north-south orientation to maximize both annual and summertime energy collection. With a single-axis sun-tracking system, this configuration enables the mirrors to track the sun from east to west during the day, ensuring that the sun reflects continuously onto the receiver tubes. Parabolic Trough Systems The predominant CSP systems currently in operation in the United States are linear concentrators using parabolic trough collectors. In such a system, the receiver tube is positioned along the focal line of each parabola-shaped reflector. The tube is fixed to the mirror structure and

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PARABOLIC TROUGH SOLAR POWER FOR COMPETITIVE U.S. MARKETS  

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Nine parabolic trough power plants located in the California Mojave Desert represent the only commercial development of large-scale solar power plants to date. Although all nine plants continue to operate today, no new solar power plants have been completed since 1990. Over the last several years, the parabolic trough industry has focused much of its efforts on international market opportunities. Although the power market in developing countries appears to offer a number of opportunities for parabolic trough technologies due to high growth and the availability of special financial incentives for renewables, these markets are also plagued with many difficulties for developers. In recent years, there has been some renewed interest in the U.S. domestic power market as a result of an emerging green market and green pricing incentives. Unfortunately, many of these market opportunities and incentives focus on smaller, more modular technologies (such as photovoltaics or wind power), and as a result they tend to exclude or are of minimum long-term benefit to large-scale concentrating solar power technologies. This paper looks at what is necessary for large-scale parabolic trough solar power plants to compete with state-of-the-art fossil power technology in a competitive U.S. power market.

Henry W. Price; Maui Hawaii; Henry W. Price; Rainer Kistner

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Turbine/Solar Parabolic Trough Hybrid Designs: Preprint  

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A strength of parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plants is the ability to provide reliable power by incorporating either thermal energy storage or backup heat from fossil fuels. Yet these benefits have not been fully realized because thermal energy storage remains expensive at trough operating temperatures and gas usage in CSP plants is less efficient than in dedicated combined cycle plants. For example, while a modern combined cycle plant can achieve an overall efficiency in excess of 55%; auxiliary heaters in a parabolic trough plant convert gas to electricity at below 40%. Thus, one can argue the more effective use of natural gas is in a combined cycle plant, not as backup to a CSP plant. Integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems avoid this pitfall by injecting solar steam into the fossil power cycle; however, these designs are limited to about 10% total solar enhancement. Without reliable, cost-effective energy storage or backup power, renewable sources will struggle to achieve a high penetration in the electric grid. This paper describes a novel gas turbine / parabolic trough hybrid design that combines solar contribution of 57% and higher with gas heat rates that rival that for combined cycle natural gas plants. The design integrates proven solar and fossil technologies, thereby offering high reliability and low financial risk while promoting deployment of solar thermal power.

Turchi, C. S.; Ma, Z.; Erbes, M.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic Trough Solar Power for Competitive U.S. Markets  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Nine parabolic trough power plants located in the California Mojave Desert represent the only commercial development of large-scale solar power plants to date. Although all nine plants continue to operate today, no new solar power plants have been completed since 1990. Over the last several years, the parabolic trough industry has focused much of its efforts on international market opportunities. Although the power market in developing countries appears to offer a number of opportunities for parabolic trough technologies due to high growth and the availability of special financial incentives for renewables, these markets are also plagued with many difficulties for developers. In recent years, there has been some renewed interest in the U.S. domestic power market as a result of an emerging green market and green pricing incentives. Unfortunately, many of these market opportunities and incentives focus on smaller, more modular technologies (such as photovoltaics or wind power), and as a result they tend to exclude or are of minimum long-term benefit to large-scale concentrating solar power technologies. This paper looks at what is necessary for large-scale parabolic trough solar power plants to compete with state-of-the-art fossil power technology in a competitive U.S. power market.

Henry W. Price

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: High-Concentration, Low-Cost Parabolic Trough...  

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Northern Hemisphere 500-hPa Trough Merger and Fracture: A Climatology and Case Study  

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The results of an objective climatology of 500hPa trough merger (defined as the amalgamation of two initially separate vorticity maxima) and trough fracture (defined as the splitting of a single vorticity center into two separate vorticity ...

Devin B. Dean; Lance F. Bosart

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical and Physical Processes Leading to Tropical Cyclone Intensification under Upper-Level Trough Forcing  

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The rapid intensification of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Dora (2007, southwest Indian Ocean) under upper-level trough forcing is investigated. TC–trough interaction is simulated using a limited-area operational numerical weather prediction model. The ...

Marie-Dominique Leroux; Matthieu Plu; David Barbary; Frank Roux; Philippe Arbogast

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prefrontal Troughs over Southern Australia. Part II: A Case Study of Frontogenesis  

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A case study of frontogenesis within a surface prefrontal trough over southern Australia is presented. The trough developed ahead of a surface cold front and, over a period of approximately 24 h, intensified into a mature summertime frontal ...

B. N. Hanstrum; K. J. Wilson; S. L. Barrell

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observational Analysis of an Upper-Level Inverted Trough during the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment  

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Upper-level inverted troughs (IVs) associated with midlatitude breaking Rossby waves or tropical upper-troposphere troughs (TUTTs) have been identified as important contributors to the variability of rainfall in the North American monsoon (NAM) ...

Zachary O. Finch; Richard H. Johnson

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive Summary: Assessment of Parabolic Trough and Power Tower Solar Technology Cost and Performance Forecasts  

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Sargent& Lundy LLC conducted an independent analysis of parabolic trough and power tower solar technology cost and performance.

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2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Parabolic Trough and Power Tower Solar Technology Cost and Performance Forecasts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sargent and Lundy LLC conducted an independent analysis of parabolic trough and power tower solar technology cost and performance.

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2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Develops New Optical Evaluation Approach for Parabolic Trough Collectors (Fact Sheet)  

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New analytical method makes it possible to carry out fast evaluation of trough collectors for design purposes.

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2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POTTY ET AL. Simulation of Boundary Layer Structure over the Indian Summer Monsoon Trough  

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POTTY ET AL. Simulation of Boundary Layer Structure over the Indian Summer Monsoon Trough during The planetary boundary layer (PBL) structure over the Indian summer monsoon trough region has been simulated using a regional numerical model during the passage of a monsoon depression along the monsoon trough

Raman, Sethu

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Linkages between turbidites in the southern Okinawa Trough and submarine earthquakes  

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Linkages between turbidites in the southern Okinawa Trough and submarine earthquakes Chih-An Huh,1 of the southern Okinawa Trough and its vicinity were dated by 210 Pb and further constrained by 137 Cs and inter.-T. Liang, and C.-Y. Ling (2004), Linkages between turbidites in the southern Okinawa Trough and submarine

Huh, Chih-An

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Flux Distribution of a Single-Axis Tracking Parabolic Trough Array with Photovoltaic Receiver  

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Flux Distribution of a Single-Axis Tracking Parabolic Trough Array with Photovoltaic Receiver G 0200 Australia E-mail: gregory.burgess@anu.edu.au Abstract Single-axis tracking parabolic troughs Long arrays of single-axis tracking parabolic troughs with a fluid filled absorber are a well

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A study of mobile trough genesis over the Yellow Sea - East China Sea region  

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The purpose of this study was to understand the mechanisms responsible for the formation of mobile troughs over a prolific source region in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea. Two mobile troughs which intensified significantly after formation were analyzed. The troughs were selected from the objective climatology of mobile troughs by Lefevre and Nielsen-Gammon (1995). A quasigeostrophic potential vorticity (QGPV) and associated piecewise tendency diagnosis (PTD) technique developed by NielsenGammon and Lefevre (1995) was used to quantitatively analyze the dynamics of mobile trough formation. The PTD technique involves the inversion of QGPV and QGPV advection. A qualitative approach using dynamical tropopause maps of constant Ertel's potential vorticity (EPV) was utilized in conjunction with the QGPV method. It was determined that downstream development was the primary mechanism in initiating both mobile troughs. Type A cyclogenesis was not evident in either trough genesis event. A surface cyclone aided the development of one of the mobile troughs, but the cyclone had developed prior to the formation of the mobile trough. Baroclinic processes and large-scale interactions played lesser roles in one trough, but were not important in the other trough. Barotropic deformation modulated the strength of the second mobile trough by changing the shape of the associated QGPV anomaly. Vertical superposition was important in strengthening the latter stages of the life of the mobile trough, due to two jets superimposing over the mobile trough. Subjective analysis of tropopause maps of both trough genesis events showed the downstream development process as the growth of a new wave by cross-contour advection of potential temperature due to a pre-existing upstream disturbance.

Komar, Keith Nickolas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frequency response analysis of fluid control systems for parabolic trough solar collectors  

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Previous studies of solar collector fluid control systems have utilized computer simulations of collector and piping dynamics to evaluate stability and response characteristics. To obtain reasonable simulation accuracy requires substantial computer memory and time, and is well beyond the capability of small desk-top computers. Here a linearized steady state frequency response is derived for parabolic trough collectors and for connecting piping, which can be used in standard gain-phase analyses to evaluate system stability and closed loop frequency response. The frequency response characteristics of a typical collector string and piping are used in a gain-phase analysis to get some insight into the effect on system stability of various system parameters such as controller gain, sensor and controller time constants, and sensor location.

Schindwolf, R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of a laminated glass-plastic Fresnel lens for point focus photovoltaic systems  

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The design and development of a laminated glass-plastic Fresnel lens for point focus photovoltaic systems use is described. The objective of this development was to examine the feasibility of producing lenses with a cost effectiveness superior to that of lenses made by casting of acrylic. The procedure used in executing this development, the method used in cost effectiveness evaluation, results obtained and recommendations for further work are presented.

Matalon, L. A.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Fresnel lenses and parabolic mirrors as solar energy concentrators  

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This paper compares the gain that can be achieved with a one- or two-stage concentrator, when the first stage is a Fresnel lens or a parabolic mirror, as a function of the luminosity of the concentrator. The results show that the achievable gain using a parabolic mirror is greater than that obtained using a flat or roof lens but is lower than that obtained using a curved lens.

Lorenzo, E.; Luque, A.

1982-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Absorber Alignment Measurement Tool for Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors: Preprint  

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As we pursue efforts to lower the capital and installation costs of parabolic trough solar collectors, it is essential to maintain high optical performance. While there are many optical tools available to measure the reflector slope errors of parabolic trough solar collectors, there are few tools to measure the absorber alignment. A new method is presented here to measure the absorber alignment in two dimensions to within 0.5 cm. The absorber alignment is measured using a digital camera and four photogrammetric targets. Physical contact with the receiver absorber or glass is not necessary. The alignment of the absorber is measured along its full length so that sagging of the absorber can be quantified with this technique. The resulting absorber alignment measurement provides critical information required to accurately determine the intercept factor of a collector.

Stynes, J. K.; Ihas, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mean wind forces on parabolic-trough solar collectors  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate characteristics of mean wind loads produced by airflow in and around several configurations of parabolic trough solar collectors with and without a wind fence. Four basic parabolic shapes were investigated as single units and one shape was studied as part of several array fields. One 1:25 scale model of each parabolic shape was constructed for mounting on a force balance to measure two forces and three moments. The effects of several dominant variables were investigated in this study: wind-azimuth (or yaw), trough elevation (or pitch) angle, array field configuration, and protective wind fence characteristics. All measurements were made in a boundary-layer flow developed by the meteorological wind tunnel at the Fluid Dynamics and Diffusion Laboratory of Colorado State University. Results are presented and discussed. (WHK)

Peterka, J.A.; Sinau, J.M.; Cermak, J.E.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Simulation Model: Preprint  

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As interest for clean renewable electric power technologies grows, a number of parabolic trough power plants of various configurations are being considered for deployment around the globe. It is essential that plant designs be optimized for each specific application. The optimum design must consider the capital cost, operations and maintenance cost, annual generation, financial requirements, and time-of-use value of the power generated. Developers require the tools for evaluating tradeoffs between these various project elements. This paper provides an overview of a computer model that is being used by scientists and developers to evaluate the tradeoff between cost, performance, and economic parameters for parabolic trough solar power plant technologies. An example is included that shows how this model has been used for a thermal storage design optimization.

Price, H.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Trough Power Plant Cycle and Systems Analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes an analysis to reduce the cost of power production from modular concentrating solar power plants through a relatively new and exciting concept that merges two mature technologies to produce distributed modular electric power in the range of 500 to 1,500 kWe. These are the organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power plant and the concentrating solar parabolic (CSP) trough technologies that have been developed independent of each other over many years.

Price, H.; Hassani, V.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Heat Collection Element Shapes for Parabolic Trough Concentrators  

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For nearly 150 years, the cross section of the heat collection tubes used at the focus of parabolic trough solar concentrators has been circular. This type of tube is obviously simple and easily fabricated, but it is not optimal. It is shown in this article that the optimal shape, assuming a perfect parabolic figure for the concentrating mirror, is instead oblong, and is approximately given by a pair of facing parabolic segments.

Bennett, C

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism of Hydrogen Formation in Solar Parabolic Trough Receivers  

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Solar parabolic trough systems for electricity production are receiving renewed attention, and new solar plants are under construction to help meet the growing demands of the power market in the Western United States. The growing solar trough industry will rely on operating experience it has gained over the last two decades. Recently, researchers found that trough plants that use organic heat transfer fluids (HTF) such as Therminol VP-1 are experiencing significant heat losses in the receiver tubes. The cause has been traced back to the accumulation of excess hydrogen gas in the vacuum annulus that surrounds the steel receiver tube, thus compromising the thermal insulation of the receiver. The hydrogen gas is formed during the thermal decomposition of the organic HTF that circulates inside the receiver loop, and the installation of hydrogen getters inside the annulus has proven to be insufficient for controlling the hydrogen build-up over the lifetime of the receivers. This paper will provide an overview of the chemical literature dealing with the thermal decomposition of diphenyl oxide and biphenyl, the two constituents of Therminol VP-1.

Moens, L.; Blake, D. M.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed Physical Trough Model for NREL's Solar Advisor Model: Preprint  

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Solar Advisor Model (SAM) is a free software package made available by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratory, and the US Department of Energy. SAM contains hourly system performance and economic models for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, photovoltaic, solar hot-water, and generic fuel-use technologies. Versions of SAM prior to 2010 included only the parabolic trough model based on Excelergy. This model uses top-level empirical performance curves to characterize plant behavior, and thus is limited in predictive capability for new technologies or component configurations. To address this and other functionality challenges, a new trough model; derived from physical first principles was commissioned to supplement the Excelergy-based empirical model. This new 'physical model' approaches the task of characterizing the performance of the whole parabolic trough plant by replacing empirical curve-fit relationships with more detailed calculations where practical. The resulting model matches the annual performance of the SAM empirical model (which has been previously verified with plant data) while maintaining run-times compatible with parametric analysis, adding additional flexibility in modeled system configurations, and providing more detailed performance calculations in the solar field, power block, piping, and storage subsystems.

Wagner, M. J.; Blair, N.; Dobos, A.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development effort of sheet molding compound (SMC) parabolic trough panels  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of the development effort are to: investigate the problems of molding parabolic trough solar reflector panels of sheet molding compound (SMC); develop molding techniques and processes by which silvered glass reflector sheets can be integrally molded into SMC trough panels; provide representative prototype panels for evaluation; and provide information regarding the technical feasibility of molding SMC panels in high volume production. The approach taken to meet the objectives was to design the parabolic panel, fabricate a prototype die, choose an SMC formulation and mold the glass and SMC together into a vertex to rim mirrored panel. The main thrust of the program was to successfully co-mold a mirrored glass sheet with the SMC. Results indicate that mirrored glass sheets, if properly strengthened to withstand the temperature and pressure of the molding process, can be successfully molded with SMC in a single press stroke using standard compression molding techniques. The finalized design of the trough panel is given. The SMC formulation chosen is a low shrink, low profile SMC using 40% by weight one inch chopped glass fibers in a uv stabilized polyester resin matrix. A program to test for the adhesion between mirrored glass sheets and the SMC is discussed briefly. (LEW)

Kirsch, P.A.; Champion, R.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Parabolic trough collector systems for thermal enhanced oil recovery  

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Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques offer a means of increasing US oil production by recovering oil otherwise unavailable when using primary or secondary production methods. The use of parabolic trough collector solar energy systems can expand the production of oil recovered by the most prevalent of these techniques, thermal EOR, by improving the economics and lessening the environmental impacts. These collector systems, their state of development, their application to EOR, and their capacity for expanding oil production are reviewed. An economic analysis which shows that these systems will meet investment hurdle rates today is also presented.

Niemeyer, W.A.; Youngblood, S.B.; Price, A.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LINSOL: a model for predicting the optical performance of parabolic trough solar thermal systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A detailed model has been developed to predict the optical performance of parabolic trough solar energy systems. The model is one to two orders of magnitude faster than previous, less complete calculations and makes tractable investigation of a wide range of design and application alternatives for trough systems. Representative results are presented that show the dependence of the trough optical performance on field orientation and site latitude.

Dellin, T.A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Scanning Hartmann Optical Testing of State-of-the-Art Parabolic Trough Concentrators: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the Video Scanning Hartmann Optical Test System (VSHOT) used to optically test parabolic trough designs by both Solargenix and Industrial Solar Technology.

Wendelin, T.; May, K.; Gee, R.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

NaNO3-KNO3 Ternary Molten Salts for Parabolic Trough  

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Presentation Title, Thermodynamic Properties of Novel Low Melting Point LiNO3- NaNO3-KNO3 Ternary Molten Salts for Parabolic Trough Solar Power ...

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Two-tank indirect thermal storage designs for solar parabolic trough power plants.  

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??The performance of a solar thermal parabolic trough plant with thermal storage is dependent upon the arrangement of the heat exchangers that ultimately transfer energy… (more)

Kopp, Joseph E.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical development of the actuation system of a parabolic solar trough.  

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??This thesis documents my personal contribution to the engineering and design of an actuation system with the purpose of rotating a parabolic solar trough to… (more)

O'Rourke, Conor R. (Conor Rakis)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical and economic analysis of parabolic trough concentrating solar thermal power plant.  

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??Includes abstract. This thesis reports on the technical and economic analysis of wet and dry cooling technologies of parabolic trough CSTP plant. This was done… (more)

Kariuki, Kibaara Samuel .

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Error analysis of motion transmission mechanisms : design of a parabolic solar trough.  

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??This thesis presents the error analysis pertaining to the design of an innovative solar trough for use in solar thermal energy generation fields. The research… (more)

Koniski, Cyril (Cyril A.)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic Trough Solar System Piping Model: Final Report, 13 May 2002 ? 31 December 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Subcontract report by Nexant, Inc., and Kearny and Associates regarding a study of a piping model for a solar parabolic trough system.

Kelly, B.; Kearney, D.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Fresnel zone plates for Achromatic Imaging Survey of X-ray sources  

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A telescope with Fresnel Zone Plates has been contemplated to be an excellent imaging mask in X-rays and gamma-rays for quite some time. With a proper choice of zone plate material, spacing and an appropriate readout system it is possible to achieve any theoretical angular resolution. We provide the results of numerical simulations of how a large number of X-ray sources could be imaged at a high resolution. We believe that such an imager would be an excellent tool for a future survey mission for X-ray and gamma-ray sources which we propose.

Palit, Sourav [Indian Centre for Space Physics (ICSP), Chalantika 43, Garia Station Rd., Kolkata, 700084 (India); Chakrabarti, S. K. [S. N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, JD-Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata, 700098 (India); Debnath, D. [Indian Centre for Space Physics (ICSP), Chalantika 43, Garia Station Road Kolkata 700084 (India); Yadav, Vipin; Nandi, Anuj [Indian Centre for Space Physics (ICSP), Chalantika 43, Garia Station Road Kolkata 700084 (India); On deputation from Indian Space Research Organization HQ, Bangalore 560 231 (India)

2008-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of a laminated Fresnel lens for point-focus PV systems. Phase II  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A laminated glass-plastic lens parquet using injection molded point focus Fresnel lenses is described. The second phase of a program aimed at investigating the cost effectiveness of a glass-plastic concentrator lens assembly is reported. The first phase dealt with the development of a first generation lens design, the selection of the preferred glass coverplate and glass-to-lens adhesive and initial injection molding lens molding trials. The second phase has dealt with the development of an improved lens design, a full size parquet lamination process, and a second group of injection molding lens molding trials.

Hodge, R.C.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of 12 nm resolution Fresnel zone plate lens based soft x-ray microscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To extend soft x-ray microscopy to a resolution of order 10 nm or better, we developed a new nanofabrication process for Fresnel zone plate lenses. The new process, based on the double patterning technique, has enabled us to fabricate high quality gold zone plates with 12 nm outer zones. Testing of the zone plate with the full-field transmission x-ray microscope, XM-1, in Berkeley, showed that the lens clearly resolved 12 nm lines and spaces. This result represents a significant step towards 10 nm resolution and beyond.

Chao, W.; Kim, J.; Rekawa, S.; Fischer, P.; Anderson, E. H.

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

135

Design and imaging performance of achromatic diffractive/refractive X-ray and Gamma-ray Fresnel lenses  

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Achromatic combinations of a diffractive Phase Fresnel Lens and a refractive correcting element have been proposed for X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy and for microlithography, but considerations of absorption often dictate that the refractive component be given a stepped profile, resulting in a double Fresnel lens. The imaging performance of corrected Fresnel lenses, with and without `stepping' is investigated and the trade-off between resolution and useful bandwidth in different circumstances is discussed. Provided the focal ratio is large, correction lenses made of low atomic number materials can be used with X-rays in the range approximately 10--100 keV without stepping. The use of stepping extends the possibility of correction to higher aperture systems, to energies as low as a few kilo electron volts and to gamma-rays of $\\sim$ mega electron volt energy.

Gerald K. Skinner

2004-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

136

Design and development of a high-concentration and high-efficiency photovoltaic concentrator using a curved Fresnel lens  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermo Electron has designed a high concentration photovoltaic module that uses a domed, point-focus Fresnel lens. Their design, design optimization process, and results from lens and receiver tests are described in this report. A complete module has not been fabricated and probably will not be fabricated in the future; however, Thermo Electron's optical design, analysis, and testing of both secondary optical units and domed Fresnel lenses have made a significant contribution to our project. Tooling errors prevented the lens from reaching its potential efficiency by the end of the contract, and resolution of these tooling problems is currently being attempted with a follow-on contract, No. 68-9463.

Scharlack, R.S.; Moffat, A.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

What Percentage of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones Form within the Monsoon Trough?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is frequently stated that 70%–80% of western North Pacific tropical cyclones form “within the monsoon trough,” but without an objective definition of the term. Several definitions are tested here. When the monsoon trough (MT) is defined as the ...

John Molinari; David Vollaro

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Deep-Sea Research I 51 (2004) 17691780 Sedimentation in the Southern Okinawa Trough: enhanced  

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Deep-Sea Research I 51 (2004) 1769­1780 Sedimentation in the Southern Okinawa Trough: enhanced and hydrodynamic conditions, the southernmost part of the Southern Okinawa Trough (SOT) acts like an efficient to differentiate the subsurface peak of 239, 240 Pu resulting from the global fallout maximum in AD 1963

Huh, Chih-An

139

Inverted Troughs and Cyclogenesis over Interior North America: A Limited Regional Climatology and Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A limited regional climatology of cyclones with and without inverted troughs that form in the Colorado region is presented along with case study results from two major cyclone events in which an inverted trough plays a prominent role in the life ...

Len G. Keshishian; Lance F. Bosart; W. Edward Bracken

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Test results, Industrial Solar Technology parabolic trough solar collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories and Industrial Solar Technology are cost-sharing development of advanced parabolic trough technology. As part of this effort, several configurations of an IST solar collector were tested to determine the collector efficiency and thermal losses with black chrome and black nickel receiver selective coatings, combined with aluminized film and silver film reflectors, using standard Pyrex{reg_sign} and anti-reflective coated Pyrex{reg_sign} glass receiver envelopes. The development effort has been successful, producing an advanced collector with 77% optical efficiency, using silver-film reflectors, a black nickel receiver coating, and a solgel anti-reflective glass receiver envelope. For each receiver configuration, performance equations were empirically derived relating collector efficiency and thermal losses to the operating temperature. Finally, equations were derived showing collector performance as a function of input insolation value, incident angle, and operating temperature.

Dudley, V.E. [EG and G MSI, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Evans, L.R.; Matthews, C.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Boundary Layer Structure over the Indian Summer Monsoon Trough during the Passage of a Depression  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The planetary boundary layer (PBL) structure over the Indian summer monsoon trough region has been simulated using a regional numerical model during the passage of a monsoon depression along the monsoon trough. Monin–Obukhov similarity theory for ...

K. V. J. Potty; U. C. Mohanty; S. Raman

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The parabolic trough power plants Andasol 1 to 3 The largest solar power plants in the world  

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The parabolic trough power plants Andasol 1 to 3 The largest solar power plants in the world and solar-thermal power plants The first parabolic trough power plants in Europe ­ the world's largest solar

Laughlin, Robert B.

143

Novel Scanning Lens Instrument for Evaluating Fresnel Lens Performance: Equipment Development and Initial Results (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

A system dedicated to the optical transmittance characterization of Fresnel lenses has been developed at NREL, in collaboration with the UPM. The system quantifies the optical efficiency of the lens by generating a performance map. The shape of the focused spot may also be analyzed to understand change in the lens performance. The primary instrument components (lasers and CCD detector) have been characterized to confirm their capability for performing optical transmittance measurements. Measurements performed on SoG and PMMA lenses subject to a variety of indoor conditions (e.g., UV and damp heat) identified differences in the optical efficiency of the evaluated lenses, demonstrating the ability of the Scanning Lens Instrument (SLI) to distinguish between the aged lenses.

Herrero, R.; Miller, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.; Anton, I.; Sala, G.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Current and Future Economics of Parabolic Trough Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar energy is the largest energy resource on the planet. Unfortunately, it is largely untapped at present, in part because sunlight is a very diffuse energy source. Concentrating solar power (CSP) systems use low cost reflectors to concentrate the sun's energy to allow it to be used more effectively. Concentrating solar power systems are also well suited for large solar power plants that can be connected into the existing utility infrastructure. These two facts mean that CSP systems can be used to make a meaningful difference in energy supply in a relatively short period. CSP plants are best suited for the arid climates in the Southwestern United States, Northern Mexico, and many desert regions around the globe. A recent Western Governors' Association siting study [1] found that the solar potential in the U.S. Southwest is at least 4 times the total U.S. electric demand even after eliminating urban areas, environmentally sensitive areas, and all regions with a ground slope greater than 1%.While it is currently not practical to power the whole county from the desert southwest, only a small portion of this area is needed to make a substantial contribution to future U.S. electric needs. Many of the best sites are near existing high-voltage transmission lines and close to major power load centers in the Southwest (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix). In addition, the power provided by CSP technologies has strong coincidence with peak electric demand, especially in the Southwest where peak demand corresponds in large part to air conditioning loads. Parabolic troughs currently represent the most cost-effective CSP technology for developing large utility-scale solar electric power systems. These systems are also one of the most mature solar technologies, with commercial utility-scale plants that have been operating for over 20 years. In addition, substantial improvements have been made to the technology in recent years including improved efficiency and the addition of thermal energy storage. The main issue for parabolic trough technology is that the cost of electricity is still higher than the cost of electricity from conventional natural gas-fired power plants. Although higher natural gas prices are helping to substantially reduce the difference between the cost of electricity from solar and natural gas plants, in the near-term increased incentives such as the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are needed to make CSP technology approach competitiveness with natural gas power on a financial basis. In the longer term, additional reductions in the cost of the technology will be necessary. This paper looks at the near-term potential for parabolic trough technology to compete with conventional fossil power resources in the firm, intermediate load power market and at the longer term potential to compete in the baseload power market. The paper will consider the potential impact of a reduced carbon emissions future.

Price, H.; Mehos, M.; Kutscher, C.; Blair, N.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Load on Trough Bellows Following an Argon Spill  

SciTech Connect

In the case of a gross argon spill from the DO detector, the liquid argon is caught in three plenums. These plenums are to be connected by bellows to make a horizontal trough open at one end for removing the argon. The design of these bellows is dependent on the maximum argon load they must carry. Bellows to connect the three argon-catching plenums in the DO detector must be able to carry at least 92 lbs of argon when closed and 231 lbs when open, plus the load due to argon in the convolutions. Examples of such loads and the method for their calculations are contained in the Discussion. It should be noted that a set of assumptions was used in these calculations. First, we considered a uniform channel and uniform flow. Second, we used a value for Manning's n meant for a similar, but not exactly the same, case. Finally, we were forced to define an average depth, d, to be used to state the hydraulic radius, R, and area of flow, A. These facts may warrant consideration in future calculations.

Chess, K.; /Fermilab

1988-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

146

Numerical Prediction of the Summertime Ridge–Trough System over Northeastern Australia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The synoptic pattern over northeastern Australia is dominated in the warmer months by a ridge–trough system. Accurate prediction of the location of the system is a significant forecasting problem for regional and global operational models. The ...

Terence C. L. Skinner; Lance M. Leslie

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Heat-Loss Testing of Solel's UVAC3 Parabolic Trough Receiver  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

For heat-loss testing on two Solel UVAC3 parabolic trough receivers, a correlation developed predicts receiver heat loss as a function of the difference between avg absorber and ambient temperatures.

Burkholder, F.; Kutscher, C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Satellite Observations of Variations in Tropical Cyclone Convection Caused by Upper-Tropospheric Troughs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mutual adjustment between upper-tropospheric troughs and the structure of western Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Florence (1988) and Irene (1981) are analyzed using satellite and in situ data. Satellite-observed tracers (e.g., cirrus clouds, ...

Edward B. Rodgers; Simon W. Chang; John Stout; Joseph Steranka; Jainn-Jong Shi

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Real-Time Forecasting of the Western Australian Summertime Trough: Evaluation of a New Regional Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The real-time prediction of the location, strength, and structure of the summertime heat trough is a major forecasting problem over Western Australia. Maximum temperatures, wind strength and direction along the west coast, low-level coastal cloud,...

Lance M. Leslie; Terry C. L. Skinner

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

A Composite Study of the Interactions between Tropical Cyclones and Upper-Tropospheric Troughs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to understand how interactions with upper-tropospheric troughs affect the intensity of tropical cyclones. The study includes all named Atlantic tropical cyclones between 1985 and 1996. To minimize other factors ...

Deborah Hanley; John Molinari; Daniel Keyser

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Overview on Use of a Molten Salt HTF in a Trough Solar Field (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation discusses the utilization of molten salt as the heat transfer fluid in a parabolic trough solar field to improve system performance and to reduce the levelized electricity.

Kearney, D.; Kelly, B.; Cable, R.; Potrovitza, N.; Herrmann, U.; Nava, P.; Mahoney, R.; Pacheco, J.; Blake, D.; Price, H.

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Piecewise Tendency Diagnosis of Dynamical Processes Governing the Development of an Upper-Tropospheric Mobile Trough  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The intensification and evolution of midlatitude upper-tropospheric mobile troughs may be viewed in terms of the isentropic advection and deformation of the tropopause potential vorticity gradient. The potential vorticity viewpoint allows one to ...

John W. Nielsen-Gammon; Randy J. Lefevre

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

The Structure and Evolution of a Simulated Rocky Mountain Lee Trough  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the life cycle of a lee trough associated with the passage of a baroclinic wave over the Rocky Mountains based on two overlapping simulations by the Pennsylvania State University-National Center for Atmospheric Research ...

W. James Steenburgh; Clifford F. Mass

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Wind Tunnel Tests of Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors: March 2001--August 2003  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Conducted extensive wind-tunnel tests on parabolic trough solar collectors to determine practical wind loads applicable to structural design for stress and deformation, and local component design for concentrator reflectors.

Hosoya, N.; Peterka, J. A.; Gee, R. C.; Kearney, D.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Mechanical development of an actuation system for a parabolic solar trough collector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis documents my personal contribution to the development of a hydraulic-based actuation system for a solar trough collector. The goal of this project was to design the actuation system using hydraulic actuators ...

Carrillo, Juan Felipe (Carrillo Salazar)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Analysis of the influence of geography and weather on parabolic trough solar collector design  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The potential performance of single-axis tracking parabolic trough solar collectors as a function of optical energy distribution and receiver size has been calculated for eleven sites using typical meteorological year input data. A simulation based on the SOLTES code was developed which includes the three-dimensional features of a parabolic trough and calculates the thermooptical tradeoffs. The capability of the thermooptical model has been confirmed by the comparison of calculated results with the experimental results from an all-day test of a parabolic trough. The results from this eleven-site analysis indicate a potential performance superiority of a north-south horizontal axis trough and, in addition, a high quality (optical error, sigma/sub system/ less than or equal to 0.007 radian) collector should be of the same geometric design for all of the sites investigated and probably for all regions of the country.

Treadwell, G.W.; Grandjean, N.R.; Biggs, F.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Mechanical development of the actuation system of a parabolic solar trough  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis documents my personal contribution to the engineering and design of an actuation system with the purpose of rotating a parabolic solar trough to track the sun throughout the day. The primary focus of the design ...

O'Rourke, Conor R. (Conor Rakis)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Design and analysis of hydraulically driven actuation system For a parabolic solar trough  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis documents Katarina Popovic's contribution to the design of hydraulic cylinder actuation system for day to day solar trough sun tracking, a semester long project within 2.752 Development of Mechanical Products ...

Popovi?, Katarina, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Moist Dynamical Linkage between the Equatorial Indian Ocean and the South Asian Monsoon Trough  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During boreal summer, both the monsoon trough and the equatorial Indian Ocean (EIO) receive intense climatological precipitation. At various time scales, EIO sea surface temperature (SST) and/or precipitation variations interact with rainfall ...

H. Annamalai

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Gas Turbine/Solar Parabolic Trough Hybrid Design Using Molten Salt Heat Transfer Fluid: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Parabolic trough power plants can provide reliable power by incorporating either thermal energy storage (TES) or backup heat from fossil fuels. This paper describes a gas turbine / parabolic trough hybrid design that combines a solar contribution greater than 50% with gas heat rates that rival those of natural gas combined-cycle plants. Previous work illustrated benefits of integrating gas turbines with conventional oil heat-transfer-fluid (HTF) troughs running at 390?C. This work extends that analysis to examine the integration of gas turbines with salt-HTF troughs running at 450 degrees C and including TES. Using gas turbine waste heat to supplement the TES system provides greater operating flexibility while enhancing the efficiency of gas utilization. The analysis indicates that the hybrid plant design produces solar-derived electricity and gas-derived electricity at lower cost than either system operating alone.

Turchi, C. S.; Ma, Z.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

The temperature field around a spherical ridge or trough in a plane  

SciTech Connect

An analytical solution, which describes the temperature field around a single spherical particle partly embedded in a plane or around a trough making an arbitrary contact angle with a plane, is presented here. The temperature distributions for three cases are studied: the temperature distribution around a conducting bowl or trough, the temperature distribution around a non-conducting bowl or trough present in a conducting plane, and the temperature profile around a conducting bowl or trough conducting heat toward a sink at infinity. The normalized heat flux distribution on the plane and particle is presented. The various incremental resistances caused by a single and a dilute planar random array of truncated spherical particles are also derived.

Fransaer, J.; Roos, J.R. (Katholieke Univ. Leuven, Heverlee (Belgium))

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Error analysis of motion transmission mechanisms : design of a parabolic solar trough  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents the error analysis pertaining to the design of an innovative solar trough for use in solar thermal energy generation fields. The research was a collaborative effort between Stacy Figueredo from Prof. ...

Koniski, Cyril (Cyril A.)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Optical analysis and optimization of parabolic-trough collectors: a user's guide  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of a detailed optical analysis of parabolic trough solar collectors are summarized by a few universal graphs and curve fits. These graphs enable the designer of parabolic trough collectors to calculate the performance and to optimize the design with a simple hand calculator. The method is illustrated by specific examples that are typical of practical applications. The sensitivity of the optimization to changes in collector parameters and operating conditions is evaluated.

Bendt, P.; Rabl, A.; Gaul, H.W.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCE LETTERS, 2010, VOL. 3, NO. 1, 1-6 Identifying Global Monsoon Troughs and Global Atmospheric Centers of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCE LETTERS, 2010, VOL. 3, NO. 1, 1-6 Identifying Global Monsoon identified global monsoon troughs and global atmospheric centers of action (ACAs) on a pentad scale. The global monsoon troughs consist of planetary-scale monsoon troughs and peninsula-scale monsoon troughs

Qian, Weihong

165

Solar Trough Organic Rankine Electricity System (STORES) Stage 1: Power Plant Optimization and Economics; November 2000 -- May 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Report regarding a Stage 1 Study to further develop the concept of the Solar Trough Organic Rankine Cycle Electricity Systems (STORES).

Prabhu, E.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

LINEAR ACCELERATOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improvements in linear particle accelerators are described. A drift tube system for a linear ion accelerator reduces gap capacity between adjacent drift tube ends. This is accomplished by reducing the ratio of the diameter of the drift tube to the diameter of the resonant cavity. Concentration of magnetic field intensity at the longitudinal midpoint of the external sunface of each drift tube is reduced by increasing the external drift tube diameter at the longitudinal center region.

Christofilos, N.C.; Polk, I.J.

1959-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

167

Freeze-thaw tests of trough receivers employing a molten salt working fluid.  

SciTech Connect

Several studies predict an economic benefit of using nitrate-based salts instead of the current synthetic oil within a solar parabolic trough field. However, the expected economic benefit can only be realized if the reliability and optical performance of the salt trough system is comparable to today's oil trough. Of primary concern is whether a salt-freeze accident and subsequent thaw will lead to damage of the heat collection elements (HCEs). This topic was investigated by experiments and analytical analysis. Results to date suggest that damage will not occur if the HCEs are not completely filled with salt. However, if the HCE is completely filled at the time of the freeze, the subsequent thaw can lead to plastic deformation and significant bending of the absorber tube.

Moss, Timothy A.; Iverson, Brian D.; Siegel, Nathan Phillip; Kolb, Gregory J.; Ho, Clifford Kuofei

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Peaks and Troughs in Helioseismology: The Power Spectrum of Solar Oscillations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I present a matched-wave asymptotic analysis of the driving of solar oscillations by a general localised source. The analysis provides a simple mathematical description of the asymmetric peaks in the power spectrum in terms of the relative locations of eigenmodes and troughs in the spectral response. It is suggested that the difference in measured phase function between the modes and the troughs in the spectrum will provide a key diagnostic of the source of the oscillations. I also suggest a form for the asymmetric line profiles to be used in the fitting of solar power spectra. Finally I present a comparison between the numerical and asymptotic descriptions of the oscillations. The numerical results bear out the qualitative features suggested by the asymptotic analysis but suggest that numerical calculations of the locations of the troughs will be necessary for a quantitative comparison with the observations.

Colin S. Rosenthal

1998-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

169

Validation of the FLAGSOL parabolic trough solar power plant performance model  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the results of a validation of the FLAGSOL parabolic trough solar power plant performance model. The validation was accomplished by simulating an operating solar electric generating system (SEGS) parabolic trough solar thermal power plant and comparing the model output results with actual plant operating data. This comparison includes instantaneous, daily, and annual total solar thermal electric output, gross solar electric generation, and solar mode parasitic electric consumption. The results indicate that the FLAGSOL model adequately predicts the gross solar electric output of an operating plant, both on a daily and an annual basis.

Price, H.W. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Svoboda, P. [Flachglas-Solartechnik GmbH, Koeln (Germany); Kearney, D. [Kearney and Associates, Del Mar, CA (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Analytical Approach Treating Three-Dimensional Geometrical Effects of Parabolic Trough Collectors: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An analytical approach, as an extension of one newly developed method -- First-principle OPTical Intercept Calculation (FirstOPTIC) -- is proposed to treat the geometrical impact of three-dimensional (3-D) effects on parabolic trough optical performance. The mathematical steps of this analytical approach are presented and implemented numerically as part of the suite of FirstOPTIC code. In addition, the new code has been carefully validated against ray-tracing simulation results and available numerical solutions. This new analytical approach to treating 3-D effects will facilitate further understanding and analysis of the optical performance of trough collectors as a function of incidence angle.

Binotti, M.; Zhu, G.; Gray, A.; Manzollini, G.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Determination of freeze-protection heat loss from a parabolic trough solar system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A small-scale experiment was undertaken to determine practical control temperatures for a parabolic trough, pulsed-flow water freeze-protection scheme. Measurements were also taken of heat loss from stagnant water in the absorber tube under freezing ambient conditions. Using the experimental data and data available from the literature, manipulation of long-term weather data provided estimates of annual thermal losses to prevent freezing. In a cold climate such as Denver, Colorado's, which typically has 155 freezing days per year, such losses should be less than 0.7% of the annual energy delivered by an efficient parabolic trough system.

May, E.K.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Drilling investigations of crustal rifting processes in the Salton Trough, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The paper describes the results of CSDP activities in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field (SSGF), concentrating on a shallow heat-flow survey, but also considering preliminary results from the Salton Sea Scientific Drilling Program (SSSDP). Whether the heat input rate to localized systems is high enough to account for the overall thermal budget of the Salton Trough is examined. (ACR)

Kasameyer, P.W.; Younker, L.W.; Newmark, R.L.; Duba, A.G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Hydrocarbon prospectivity assessment of the Southern Pattani Trough, Gulf of Thailand  

SciTech Connect

The Pattani Trough is an elongate north to south basin in the Gulf of Thailand offshore area that developed from Oligocene times onward. Numerous hydrocarbon discoveries, mainly gas, have been made within the Tertiary stratigraphic section in areas adjacent to the depocenter of the basin, but only dry holes have been drilled on the extreme basin margins and flanking platform areas. The southern Pattani Trough represents a [open quotes]transition zone[close quotes] in terms of potential hydrocarbon prospectivity between the low potential/high exploration risk basin marginal areas, and the high potential/low exploration risk basin marginal area. The development of hydrocarbon accumulation potential within the southern Pattani Trough can be related to a number of major controlling factors. These include structure, which on a regional scale shows a marked influence of tectonic regime on depositional system development, and on a more local scale determines trap development; stratigraphy, which determines reservoir geometry and potential hydrocarbon source rock facies distribution; petrology, which exerts a major control on depth related reservoir quality; overpressure development, which controls local migration pathways for generated hydrocarbons, and locally provides very efficient trap seals; geochemical factors, related to potential source facies distribution, hydrocarbon type; and thermal maturation of the section. The above factors have been combined to define low-, medium-, and high-risk exploration [open quotes]play fairways[close quotes] within the prospectivity transition zone of the southern Pattani Trough.

Mountford, N. (Unocal Thailand Ltd., Bangkok (Thailand))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Topographically Controlled Flow Around a Deep Trough Transecting the Shelf off Kodiak Island, Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current measurements core the axis of a deep trough normal to the coast and from the adjacent shelf show that the mean flow is barotropic and follows depth contours, conserving potential vorticity, to form a cyclonic vortex or meander over the ...

Gary Lagerloef

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Systematic rotation and receiver-location error effects on parabolic-trough annual performance  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The effects of certain systematic errors on performance and, therefore, their influence on the design of troughs are studied. The technique for calculating the influence of systematic errors on performance is outlined and methods for identifying and minimizing these errors are suggested.

Treadwell, G.W.; Grandjean, N.R.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Material and process screening as applied to a reinforced plastic parabolic trough concentrator module  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Existing parabolic trough solar collectors are basically sheet metal designs utilizing aluminum or steel as the major structural materials. The relatively high labor content associated with these sheet metal designs has generated an interest in investigating the cost effectiveness of using reinforced plastics as a major structural material for trough solar collectors. This interest is bolstered by a growing desire on the part of industry to identify new material-process combinations which save weight, use less energy, and require less capital equipment and assembly costs. The use of reinforced plastics as the basic material for a line-focus parabolic trough concentrator module is studied. This module constitutes a basic building block with which longer trough rows can be built. The basic part analysis is described including the quantification of key material and part-function relationships. In addition candidate materials and processes are reviewed and, the costs associated with the most attractive combinations defined. Finally, the major conclusions and recommendations are summarized.

Hodge, R. (ed.)

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

CANDLE BURNING IN AN INVERTED JAR OVER WATER IN A TROUGH EXPERIMENT: SCIENCE TEACHERS' CONCEPTIONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CANDLE BURNING IN AN INVERTED JAR OVER WATER IN A TROUGH EXPERIMENT: SCIENCE TEACHERS' CONCEPTIONS contains about 20% oxygen despite our knowledge that burning in a closed environment does not consume during burning of carbon in oxygen (air) and the solubility rate of carbon dioxide in water

Knill, Oliver

178

hal-00177601,version2-30Oct2007 A closed parabolic trough solar collector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

issues that must be dealt with. The most important one is the receiver tube that absorbs the solar energy partially evacuated tube that is filled by a low-conductivity gas. While reducing the cost, this design also of parabolic trough for solar power plants is the one developed by the now defunct Luz during 1980s. The common

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

179

Nexant Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Systems Analysis; Task 3: Multiple Plants at a Common Location, 20 January 2005 - 31 December 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Subcontract report by Nexant, Inc., regarding a system analysis of multiple solar parabolic trough plants at a common location.

Kelly, B.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Bull. Disas. Prey. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ., Vol. 45, Part 2, 3 No. 389, February, 1996 27 Active Rift System in the Okinawa Trough and Its Northeastern  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Active Rift System in the Okinawa Trough and Its Northeastern Continuation By Masaaki KIMURA (Manuscript investigations have revealed that the present central rift system of the Okinawa Trough which is an active Okinawa Trough can be distinguished. The crustal thinning and thus eastward drifting of the Ryukyu Arc may

Takada, Shoji

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181

Survey mirrors and lenses and their required surface accuracy. Volume 2. Concentrator optical performance software (COPS) user's manual. Final report for September 15, 1978-December 1, 1979  

SciTech Connect

The mathematical modeling of 11 different concentrating collectors is documented and instructions are given for use of the computer code. The 11 concentrators modeled are: faceted mirror concentration; fixed mirror, two-axis tracking receiver; parabolic trough collector; linear Fresnel; incremental reflector; inflated cylindrical concentrator; CPC-involute reflector with evacuated receiver; CPC-parabolic/involute reflector; V trough collectors, imaging collapsing concentrator; and parabolic dish collector. (MHR)

Not Available

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Current and Future Costs for Parabolic Trough and Power Tower Systems in the US Market: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL's Solar Advisor Model (SAM) is employed to estimate the current and future costs for parabolic trough and molten salt power towers in the US market. Future troughs are assumed to achieve higher field temperatures via the successful deployment of low melting-point, molten-salt heat transfer fluids by 2015-2020. Similarly, it is assumed that molten salt power towers are successfully deployed at 100MW scale over the same time period, increasing to 200MW by 2025. The levelized cost of electricity for both technologies is predicted to drop below 11 cents/kWh (assuming a 10% investment tax credit and other financial inputs outlined in the paper), making the technologies competitive in the marketplace as benchmarked by the California MPR. Both technologies can be deployed with large amounts of thermal energy storage, yielding capacity factors as high as 65% while maintaining an optimum LCOE.

Turchi, C.; Mehos, M.; Ho, C. K.; Kolb, G. J.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Reducing the Cost of Energy from Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Parabolic trough solar technology is the most proven and lowest cost large-scale solar power technology available today, primarily because of the nine large commercial-scale solar power plants that are operating in the California Mojave Desert. However, no new plants have been built during the past ten years because the cost of power from these plants is more expensive than power from conventional fossil fuel power plants. This paper reviews the current cost of energy and the potential for reducing the cost of energy from parabolic trough solar power plant technology based on the latest technological advancements and projected improvements from industry and sponsored R&D. The paper also looks at the impact of project financing and incentives on the cost of energy.

Price, H.; Kearney, D.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Current and future costs for parabolic trough and power tower systems in the US market.  

SciTech Connect

NREL's Solar Advisor Model (SAM) is employed to estimate the current and future costs for parabolic trough and molten salt power towers in the US market. Future troughs are assumed to achieve higher field temperatures via the successful deployment of low melting-point, molten-salt heat transfer fluids by 2015-2020. Similarly, it is assumed that molten salt power towers are successfully deployed at 100MW scale over the same time period, increasing to 200MW by 2025. The levelized cost of electricity for both technologies is predicted to drop below 11 cents/kWh (assuming a 10% investment tax credit and other financial inputs outlined in the paper), making the technologies competitive in the marketplace as benchmarked by the California MPR. Both technologies can be deployed with large amounts of thermal energy storage, yielding capacity factors as high as 65% while maintaining an optimum LCOE.

Turchi, Craig (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO); Kolb, Gregory J.; Mehos, Mark Steven (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO); Ho, Clifford Kuofei

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Near-term improvements in parabolic troughs: an economic and performance assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Improved parabolic-trough concentrating collectors will result from better design, improved fabrication techniques, and the development and utilization of improved materials. This analysis qualifies the performance potential of various parabolic-trough component improvements from a systems viewpoint and uses these performance data to determine the worth of each improvement on an economic basis. The improvements considered are evacuated receivers, silvered-glass reflectors, improved receiver, selective coatings, higher optical accuracy concentrations, and higher transmittance receiver glazings. Upper-bound costs for each improvement are provided as well as estimates of the increased solar system rates of return that are made possible by these improvements. The performance and economic potential of some of these improvements are shown to be substantial, especially at higher collector operating temperatures.

Gee, R.; Murphy, L.M.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

SOLERAS - Solar Energy Water Desalination Project: DSET Laboratories. Performance testing of the fresnel point focus concentrating dish  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thernal performance of an 80.3 m/sup 2/ (864 ft/sup 2/) Power Kinetics, Inc. (PKI) fresnel point focus concentrating dish was measured over a period of seven months using SYLTHERM 800 as the heat transfer fluid. Three stages of testing were conducted; initial performance, extended all day operational, and final performance testing. The initial and final performance tests each used three different procedures to measure efficiency in order to quantify the solar concentrator's performance. The all day operational testing represented the ''in situ'' performance of the dish. During the seven months of performance testing, the operation of the dish was thoroughly monitored. All significant problems affecting the normal functioning of the PKI solar concentrator are noted in this report along with any corrective action taken to rectify the problems. Also, a small exposure program was conducted on mirror samples to determine if any reduction in total and specular reflectance occurred due to dirt retention on the mirrors.

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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Modeling of a Parabolic Trough Solar Field for Acceptance Testing: A Case Study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As deployment of parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) systems ramps up, the need for reliable and robust performance acceptance test guidelines for the solar field is also amplified. Project owners and/or EPC contractors often require extensive solar field performance testing as part of the plant commissioning process in order to ensure that actual solar field performance satisfies both technical specifications and performance guaranties between the involved parties. Performance test code work is currently underway at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with the SolarPACES Task-I activity, and within the ASME PTC-52 committee. One important aspect of acceptance testing is the selection of a robust technology performance model. NREL1 has developed a detailed parabolic trough performance model within the SAM software tool. This model is capable of predicting solar field, sub-system, and component performance. It has further been modified for this work to support calculation at subhourly time steps. This paper presents the methodology and results of a case study comparing actual performance data for a parabolic trough solar field to the predicted results using the modified SAM trough model. Due to data limitations, the methodology is applied to a single collector loop, though it applies to larger subfields and entire solar fields. Special consideration is provided for the model formulation, improvements to the model formulation based on comparison with the collected data, and uncertainty associated with the measured data. Additionally, this paper identifies modeling considerations that are of particular importance in the solar field acceptance testing process and uses the model to provide preliminary recommendations regarding acceptable steady-state testing conditions at the single-loop level.

Wagner, M. J.; Mehos, M. S.; Kearney, D. W.; McMahan, A. C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Sensitivity of Concentrating Solar Power Trough Performance, Cost and Financing with Solar Advisor Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive solar technology systems analysis model, the Solar Advisor Model (SAM) was developed to support the federal R&D community and the solar industry. This model, developed by staff at NREL and Sandia National Laboratory, is able to model the costs, finances, and performance of concentrating solar power and photovoltaics (PV). Currently, parabolic troughs and concentrating PV are the two concentrating technologies modeled within the SAM environment.

Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Christensen, C.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

A fast algorithm for the linear canonical transform  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in finding fast algorithms to compute accurately the linear canonical transform (LCT) of a given function. This is driven by the large number of applications of the LCT in optics and signal processing. The well-known integral transforms: Fourier, fractional Fourier, bilateral Laplace and Fresnel transforms are special cases of the LCT. In this paper we obtain an O(N*Log N) algorithm to compute the LCT by using a chirp-FFT-chirp transformation yielded by a convergent quadrature formula for the fractional Fourier transform. This formula gives a unitary discrete LCT in closed form. In the case of the fractional Fourier transform the algorithm computes this transform for arbitrary complex values inside the unitary circle and not only at the boundary. In the case of the ordinary Fourier transform the algorithm improves the output of the FFT.

Campos, Rafael G

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

A Two-Layer Quasi-Geostrophic Model of Summer Trough Formation in the Australian Subtropical Easterlies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dominant feature of the low-level easterly wind flow in the Australian subtropics during summer is the trough development that occurs on both the western and eastern sides of the continent. This phenomenon is investigated analytically with a ...

C. B. Fandry; L. M. Leslie

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Precipitation Regimes during Cold-Season Central U.S. Inverted Trough Cases. Part I: Synoptic Climatology and Composite Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is the first of two papers that examines the organization of the precipitation field in central U.S. cold-season cyclones involving inverted troughs. The first portion of the study examines the varying precipitation distribution that ...

Robert A. Weisman; Keith G. McGregor; David R. Novak; Jason L. Selzler; Michael L. Spinar; Blaine C. Thomas; Philip N. Schumacher

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Linear Quadratic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The proposal of Reshef et. al. (“MIC”) is an interesting new approach for discovering non-linear dependencies among pairs of measurements in exploratory data mining. However, it has a potentially serious drawback. The authors laud the fact that MIC has no preference for some alternatives over others, but as the authors know, there is no free lunch in Statistics: tests which strive to have high power against all alternatives can have low power in many important situations. To investigate this, we ran simulations to compare the power of MIC to that of standard Pearson correlation and distance correlation (dcor) Székely & Rizzo (2009). We simulated pairs of variables with different relationships (most of which were considered by the Reshef et. al.), but with varying levels of noise added. To determine proper cutoffs for testing the independence hypothesis, we simulated independent data with the appropriate marginals. As one can see from the Figure, MIC has lower power than dcor, in every case except the somewhat pathological

Noah Simon; Robert Tibshirani; Noah Simon; Robert Tibshirani

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Liquid cooled, linear focus solar cell receiver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Separate structures for electrical insulation and thermal conduction are established within a liquid cooled, linear focus solar cell receiver for use with parabolic or Fresnel optical concentrators. The receiver includes a V-shaped aluminum extrusion having a pair of outer faces each formed with a channel receiving a string of solar cells in thermal contact with the extrusion. Each cell string is attached to a continuous glass cover secured within the channel with spring clips to isolate the string from the external environment. Repair or replacement of solar cells is effected simply by detaching the spring clips to remove the cover/cell assembly without interrupting circulation of coolant fluid through the receiver. The lower surface of the channel in thermal contact with the cells of the string is anodized to establish a suitable standoff voltage capability between the cells and the extrusion. Primary electrical insulation is provided by a dielectric tape disposed between the coolant tube and extrusion. Adjacent solar cells are soldered to interconnect members designed to accommodate thermal expansion and mismatches. The coolant tube is clamped into the extrusion channel with a releasably attachable clamping strip to facilitate easy removal of the receiver from the coolant circuit.

Kirpich, A.S.

1983-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

194

Liquid cooled, linear focus solar cell receiver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Separate structures for electrical insulation and thermal conduction are established within a liquid cooled, linear focus solar cell receiver for use with parabolic or Fresnel optical concentrators. The receiver includes a V-shaped aluminum extrusion having a pair of outer faces each formed with a channel receiving a string of solar cells in thermal contact with the extrusion. Each cell string is attached to a continuous glass cover secured within the channel with spring clips to isolate the string from the external environment. Repair or replacement of solar cells is effected simply by detaching the spring clips to remove the cover/cell assembly without interrupting circulation of coolant fluid through the receiver. The lower surface of the channel in thermal contact with the cells of the string is anodized to establish a suitable standoff voltage capability between the cells and the extrusion. Primary electrical insulation is provided by a dielectric tape disposed between the coolant tube and extrusion. Adjacent solar cells are soldered to interconnect members designed to accommodate thermal expansion and mismatches. The coolant tube is clamped into the extrusion channel with a releasably attachable clamping strip to facilitate easy removal of the receiver from the coolant circuit.

Kirpich, Aaron S. (Broomall, PA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Fault intersections and hybrid transform faults in the southern Salton Trough geothermal area, Baja California, Mexico  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Analysis of 55 wells drilled at the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field and a suite of geological and geophysical studies throughout the southern Salton Trough from the Mexican-United States border to the Gulf of California clarify two concepts important to geothermal development: (1) increased natural convective fluid flow and better permeability should occur at intersecting faults both regionally and within a producing field, and (2) the Cerro Prieto and Imperial faults are best conceived of as hybrid types having features of both San Andreas style wrench faults and oceanic tranform faults.

Vonder Haar, S.; Puente Cruz, I.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Development effort on sheet-molding compound (SMC) parabolic-trough panels  

SciTech Connect

The approach taken to develop integrally molded reflective glass with sheet molding compound into parabolic trough solar reflectors is described in detail. Results indicate that mirrored glass sheets, if properly strengthened to withstand the temperature and pressure of the molding process, can be successfully molded with sheet molding compound in a single press stroke using standard compression molding techniques. The silver reflective surface must be coated with an adhesive mixture that provides both protection of the silver and adhesion to the sheet molding compound. The sheet molding compound must provide the strength and stiffness required of a structure backing material. (LEW)

Kirsch, P.A.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Nexant Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Systems Analysis; Task 2: Comparison of Wet and Dry Rankine Cycle Heat Rejection, 20 January 2005 - 31 December 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Subcontract report by Nexant, Inc., regarding a system analysis comparing solar parabolic trough plants with wet and dry rankine cycle heat rejection.

Kelly, B.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Water Use in Parabolic Trough Power Plants: Summary Results from WorleyParsons' Analyses  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) contracted with WorleyParsons Group, Inc. to examine the effect of switching from evaporative cooling to alternative cooling systems on a nominal 100-MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. WorleyParsons analyzed 13 different cases spanning three different geographic locations (Daggett, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Alamosa, Colorado) to assess the performance, cost, and water use impacts of switching from wet to dry or hybrid cooling systems. NREL developed matching cases in its Solar Advisor Model (SAM) for each scenario to allow for hourly modeling and provide a comparison to the WorleyParsons results.Our findings indicate that switching from 100% wet to 100% dry cooling will result in levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) increases of approximately 3% to 8% for parabolic trough plants throughout most of the southwestern United States. In cooler, high-altitude areas like Colorado's San Luis Valley, WorleyParsons estimated the increase at only 2.5%, while SAM predicted a 4.4% difference. In all cases, the transition to dry cooling will reduce water consumption by over 90%. Utility time-of-delivery (TOD) schedules had similar impacts for wet- and dry-cooled plants, suggesting that TOD schedules have a relatively minor effect on the dry-cooling penalty.

Turchi, C. S.; Wagner, M. J.; Kutscher, C. F.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

An optimized model and test of the China's first high temperature parabolic trough solar receiver  

SciTech Connect

The vacuum solar receiver is the key component of a parabolic trough solar plant, which plays a prominent role in the gross system efficiency. Recently, China's first high temperature vacuum receiver, Sanle-3 HCE, has been developed and produced by Southeast University and Sanle Electronic Group. Before being utilized in China's first parabolic trough solar plant, accurately estimating the thermal properties of this new receiver is important. This paper first establishes and optimizes a 1-D theoretical model at Matlab program to compute the receiver's major heat loss through glass envelope, and then systematically analyzes the major influence factors of heat loss. With the laboratorial steady state test stand, the heat losses of both good vacuum and non-vacuum Sanle-3 receivers were surveyed. Comparison shows the original 1-D model agrees with the ends covered test while remarkably deviating from end exposed test. For the purpose of identifying the influence of receiver's end to total heat loss, an additional 3-D model is built by CFD software to further investigate the different heat transfer processes of receiver's end components. The 3-D end model is verified by heating power and IR temperature distribution images in the test. Combining the optimized 1-D model with the new 3-D end model, the comparison with test data shows a good accordance. At the same time the heat loss curve and emittance curve of this new receiver are given and compared with those of several other existing receivers as references. (author)

Gong, Guangjie; Huang, Xinyan; Wang, Jun; Hao, Menglong [Southeast University, Nanjing (China)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

200

Measurement of Hydrogen Purge Rates in Parabolic Trough Receiver Tubes: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this research is to investigate and develop methods to remove hydrogen centrally from commercial parabolic trough power plants. A mathematical model was developed that tracks the generation and transport of hydrogen within an operating plant. Modeling results predicted the steady-state partial pressure of hydrogen within the receiver annuli to be ~1 torr. This result agrees with measured values for the hydrogen partial pressure. The model also predicted the rate at which hydrogen must be actively removed from the expansion tank to reduce the partial pressure of hydrogen within the receiver annuli to less than 0.001 torr. Based on these results, mitigation strategies implemented at operating parabolic trough power plants can reduce hydrogen partial pressure to acceptable levels. Transient modeling predicted the time required to reduce the hydrogen partial pressures within receiver annuli to acceptable levels. The times were estimated as a function of bellows temperature, getter quantity, and getter temperature. This work also includes an experimental effort that will determine the time required to purge hydrogen from a receiver annulus with no getter.

Glatzmaier, G. C.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Trough and Tower Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation: Systematic Review and Harmonization  

SciTech Connect

In reviewing life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, this analysis focuses on reducing variability and clarifying the central tendency of published estimates of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through a meta-analytical process called harmonization. From 125 references reviewed, 10 produced 36 independent GHG emissions estimates passing screens for quality and relevance: 19 for parabolic trough (trough) technology and 17 for power tower (tower) technology. The interquartile range (IQR) of published estimates for troughs and towers were 83 and 20 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilowatt-hour (g CO2-eq/kWh),1 respectively; median estimates were 26 and 38 g CO2-eq/kWh for trough and tower, respectively. Two levels of harmonization were applied. Light harmonization reduced variability in published estimates by using consistent values for key parameters pertaining to plant design and performance. The IQR and median were reduced by 87% and 17%, respectively, for troughs. For towers, the IQR and median decreased by 33% and 38%, respectively. Next, five trough LCAs reporting detailed life cycle inventories were identified. The variability and central tendency of their estimates are reduced by 91% and 81%, respectively, after light harmonization. By harmonizing these five estimates to consistent values for global warming intensities of materials and expanding system boundaries to consistently include electricity and auxiliary natural gas combustion, variability is reduced by an additional 32% while central tendency increases by 8%. These harmonized values provide useful starting points for policy makers in evaluating life cycle GHG emissions from CSP projects without the requirement to conduct a full LCA for each new project.

Burkhardt, J. J.; Heath, G.; Cohen, E.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Linear Thermite Charge  

The Linear Thermite Charge (LTC) is designed to rapidly cut through concrete and steel structural components by using extremely high temperature thermite reactions jetted through a linear nozzle. 

203

Diffraction analysis of a double-shielded antenna in theFraunhofer and Fresnel regimes: Model predictions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We analytically investigate the use of a wire mesh ground screen (fence) and a halo of extension panels around a helically fed parabolic reflector in order to estimate the ground contribution to the antenna noise temperature in an experiment aimed at surveying the sky at decimeter wavelengths. We use geometric diffraction theory to model the effect of these screening and blocking shields when scanning in azimu that tilt angles from zenith in the range 0 degrees greater than or equal to Z greater than or equal to 45 degrees. We report estimates based on existing formulas for monofilar axial-mode helical antennas with expected low-level sidelobes in the direction of the halo region. As long as there is no significant coupling between the near-field patterns of both the feed and the diffracting halo, estimates using the Fraunhofer approximation agree with those calculated with the Fresnel approach at a tilt angle Z(eq), which increases with the proximity of the diffracting edge from the near-/far-field boundary of the feed pattern. Our estimates show that for a fence of some IO-dB attenuation and high enough to level out the horizon profile at the prime focus of the antenna, the diffracted components dominate the contribution for tilt angles Z less than or similar to 35 degrees. The fence is the main diffractor when Z greater than or similar to 20 degrees, but for Z greater than or similar to 25 degrees its contribution becomes insensitive to the presence of the halo. On the other hand, if the attenuation is low (<1dB), the increase in ground solid angle with tilt angle makes the contribution due to transmission and ground exposure the dominant one.

Tello, C.; Villela, T.; Wuensche, C.A.; Figueiredo, N.; Torres,S.; Bersanelli, M.; Bensadoun, M.; De Amici, G.; Smoot, G.F.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Solar Trough Power Plants: Office of Power Technologies (OPT) Success Stories Series Fact Sheet  

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Concentrating Solar Power Program Concentrating Solar Power Program Office of Solar Energy Technologies operate for 80% of the summer mid-peak hours and 66% of the winter mid-peak hours. A natural gas backup system supplements the solar capacity and contributes 25% of the plants' annual output. The SEGS plants use parabolic-trough solar collectors to capture the sun's energy and convert it to heat. In the SEGS design, the curved solar collectors focus sunlight onto a receiver pipe. Mechanical controls slowly rotate the collectors during the day, keeping them aimed at the sun as it travels across the sky. Synthetic oil flowing through the receiver pipe serves as the heat transfer medium. The collectors concentrate sunlight 30 to 60 times the normal intensity on the receiver, heating the oil as high as 735°F (390°C).

205

Utility-Scale Parabolic Trough Solar Systems: Performance Acceptance Test Guidelines, April 2009 - December 2010  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Prior to commercial operation, large solar systems in utility-size power plants need to pass a performance acceptance test conducted by the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor or owners. In lieu of the present absence of ASME or other international test codes developed for this purpose, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has undertaken the development of interim guidelines to provide recommendations for test procedures that can yield results of a high level of accuracy consistent with good engineering knowledge and practice. The Guidelines contained here are specifically written for parabolic trough collector systems with a heat-transport system using a high-temperature synthetic oil, but the basic principles are relevant to other CSP systems.

Kearney, D.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Cleaning strategies for parabolic-trough solar-collector fields; guidelines for decisions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is intended to assist the owner or operator of a parabolic trough solar collector system to decide on a cleaning strategy (equipment, materials, procedures, and schedules). The guidelines are based on information obtained in past research studies, as well as interviews with vendors and users of cleaning and water treatment equipment. The basic procedure recommended utilizes high pressure portable washing equipment. However, since the cleaning problem is so site-specific, no single, detailed approach can be specified. A systematic procedure for evaluating the particular requirements of a site is therefore given. This will allow the solar energy system operator to develop a cleaning strategy which is cost-effective because it is suited to local conditions.

Bergeron, K.D.; Freese, J.M.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Modeling Photovoltaic and Concentrating Solar Power Trough Performance, Cost, and Financing with Solar Advisor Model  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comprehensive solar technology systems analysis model, the Solar Advisor Model (SAM), has been developed to support the federal R&D community and the solar industry by staff at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratory. This model is able to model the finances, incentives, and performance of flat-plate photovoltaic (PV), concentrating PV, and concentrating solar power (specifically, parabolic troughs). The primary function of the model is to allow users to investigate the impact of variations in performance, cost, and financial parameters to better understand their impact on key figures of merit. Figures of merit related to the cost and performance of these systems include, but aren't limited to, system output, system efficiencies, levelized cost of energy, return on investment, and system capital and O&M costs. SAM allows users to do complex system modeling with an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). In fact, all tables and graphics for this paper are taken directly from the model GUI. This model has the capability to compare different solar technologies within the same interface, making use of similar cost and finance assumptions. Additionally, the ability to do parametric and sensitivity analysis is central to this model. There are several models within SAM to model the performance of photovoltaic modules and inverters. This paper presents an overview of each PV and inverter model, introduces a new generic model, and briefly discusses the concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough model. A comparison of results using the different PV and inverter models is also presented.

Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Christensen, C.; Cameron, C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Possible Linkage between the Monsoon Trough Variability and the Tropical Cyclone Activity over the Western North Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present study investigates the influence of the monsoon trough (MT) on the interannual variability of tropical cyclone (TC) activity over the western North Pacific during July–November for the period 1979–2007. It is shown that the TC activity ...

Liang Wu; Zhiping Wen; Ronghui Huang; Renguang Wu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

A Diagnostic Study of an Explosively Developing Extratropical Cyclone and an Associated 500-hPa Trough Merger  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a diagnosis of an explosively developing cyclone (1.3 Ber) that occurred in conjunction with a 500-hPa synoptic-scale trough merger over the eastern United States in November 1999. The explosive development occurred in ...

Jennifer L. S. Strahl; Phillip J. Smith

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Seasonality of the Kuroshio Path Destabilization Phenomenon in the Okinawa Trough: A Numerical Study of Its Mechanism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous observations have indicated that the Kuroshio’s path in the northern Okinawa Trough of the East China Sea is destabilized and accompanied by meanders with periods of 1–3 months during the winter–spring period. The present study ...

Hirohiko Nakamura; Masami Nonaka; Hideharu Sasaki

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Survey of Thermal Storage for Parabolic Trough Power Plants; Period of Performance: September 13, 1999 - June 12, 2000  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to identify and selectively review previous work done on the evaluation and use of thermal energy storage systems applied to parabolic trough power plants. Appropriate storage concepts and technical options are first discussed, followed by a review of previous work.

Pilkington Solar International GmbH

2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

212

Precipitation Regimes during Cold-Season Central U.S. Inverted Trough Cases. Part II: A Comparative Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second of two papers that examine the organization of the precipitation field during central U.S. cold-season cyclones involving inverted troughs (ITs). The first paper (Part I) used a climatology and composites to find synoptic-scale ...

Philip N. Schumacher; Gregory Frosig; Jason L. Selzler; Robert A. Weisman

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Photovoltaic concentrator technology development project. Sixth project integration meeting  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thirty-three abstracts and short papers are presented which describe the current status of research, development, and demonstration of concentrator solar cell technology. Solar concentrators discussed include the parabolic trough, linear focus Fresnel lens, point focus Fresnel lens, and the parabolic dish. Solar cells studied include silicon, GaAs, and AlGaAs. Research on multiple junction cells, combined photovoltaic/thermal collectors, back contact solar cells, and beam splitter modules is described. Concentrator solar cell demonstration programs are reported. Contractor status summaries are given for 33 US DOE concentrator solar cell contracts; a description of the project, project status, and key results to date is included. (WHK)

None

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Shallow hydrothermal regime of the East Brawley and Glamis known geothermal resource areas, Salton Trough, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermal gradients and thermal conductivities were obtained in real time using an in situ heat-flow technique in 15 shallow (90 to 150 m) wells drilled between Brawley and Glamis in the Imperial Valley, Southern California. The in situ measurements were supplemented by follow-up conventional temperature logs in seven of the wells and by laboratory measurements of thermal conductivity on drill cuttings. The deltaic sedimentary material comprising the upper approx. 100 m of the Salton Trough generally is poorly sorted and high in quartz resulting in quite high thermal conductivities (averaging 2.0 Wm/sup -1/ K/sup -1/ as opposed to 1.2 to 1.7 for typical alluvium). A broad heat-flow anomaly with maximum of about 200 mWm/sup -2/ (approx. 5 HFU) is centered between Glamis and East Brawley and is superimposed on a regional heat-flow high in excess of 100 mWm/sup -2/ (> 2.5 HFU). The heat-flow high corresponds with a gravity maximum and partially with a minimum in electrical resistivity, suggesting the presence of a hydrothermal system at depth in this area.

Mase, C.W.; Sass, J.H.; Brook, C.A.; Munroe, R.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Development of Performance Acceptance Test Guidelines for Large Commercial Parabolic Trough Solar Fields: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Prior to commercial operation, large solar systems in utility-size power plants need to pass a performance acceptance test conducted by the EPC contractor or owners. In lieu of the present absence of engineering code developed for this purpose, NREL has undertaken the development of interim guidelines to provide recommendations for test procedures that can yield results of a high level of accuracy consistent with good engineering knowledge and practice. The fundamental differences between acceptance of a solar power plant and a conventional fossil-fired plant are the transient nature of the energy source and the necessity to utilize an analytical performance model in the acceptance process. These factors bring into play the need to establish methods to measure steady state performance, potential impacts of transient processes, comparison to performance model results, and the possible requirement to test, or model, multi-day performance within the scope of the acceptance test procedure. The power block and BOP are not within the boundaries of this guideline. The current guideline is restricted to the solar thermal performance of parabolic trough systems and has been critiqued by a broad range of stakeholders in CSP development and technology.

Kearney, D.; Mehos, M.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Reducing the Cost of Thermal Energy Storage for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants  

SciTech Connect

Thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials were evaluated for trough systems that use oil, steam, and high temperature salts as heat transfer fluids. A variety of eutectic salts and metal alloys were considered as phase change materials in a cascaded arrangement. Literature values of specific heat, latent heat, density, and other thermophysical properties were used in initial analyses. Testing laboratories were contracted to measure properties for candidate materials for comparison to the literature and for updating the models. A TRNSYS model from Phase 1 was further developed for optimizing the system, including a novel control algorithm. A concept for increasing the bulk thermal conductivity of the phase change system was developed using expanded metal sheets. Outside companies were contracted to design and cost systems using platecoil heat exchangers immersed in the phase change material. Laboratory evaluations of the one-dimensional and three-dimensional behavior of expanded metal sheets in a low conductivity medium were used to optimize the amount of thermal conductivity enhancement. The thermal energy storage systems were compared to baseline conventional systems. The best phase change system found in this project, which was for the high temperature plant, had a projected cost of $25.2 per kWhth, The best system also had a cost that was similar to the base case, a direct two-tank molten salt system.

Gawlik, Keith

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

217

The Presidents' Day Cyclone of 18–19 February 1979: Influence of Upstream Trough Amplification and Associated Tropopause Folding on Rapid Cyclogenesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic analysis of an amplifying polar jet-trough system and associated tropopause fold which preceded the 19 February 1979 Presidents' Day cyclone is presented. The analysis is based on conventional radiosonde data, infrared and visible ...

Louis W. Uccellini; Daniel Keyser; Keith F. Brill; Carlyle H. Wash

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Linear collider: a preview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since no linear colliders have been built yet it is difficult to know at what energy the linear cost scaling of linear colliders drops below the quadratic scaling of storage rings. There is, however, no doubt that a linear collider facility for a center of mass energy above say 500 GeV is significantly cheaper than an equivalent storage ring. In order to make the linear collider principle feasible at very high energies a number of problems have to be solved. There are two kinds of problems: one which is related to the feasibility of the principle and the other kind of problems is associated with minimizing the cost of constructing and operating such a facility. This lecture series describes the problems and possible solutions. Since the real test of a principle requires the construction of a prototype I will in the last chapter describe the SLC project at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Wiedemann, H.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Linear phase compressive filter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phase linear filter for soliton suppression is in the form of a laddered series of stages of non-commensurate low pass filters with each low pass filter having a series coupled inductance (L) and a reverse biased, voltage dependent varactor diode, to ground which acts as a variable capacitance (C). L and C values are set to levels which correspond to a linear or conventional phase linear filter. Inductance is mapped directly from that of an equivalent nonlinear transmission line and capacitance is mapped from the linear case using a large signal equivalent of a nonlinear transmission line.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Detroit as linear city.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Detroit is a city in decline. Through strategic withdrawal into a linear city its main artery -Woodward Avenue- becomes an assembly line that holds different… (more)

Kuys, J.I.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Focusing in Linear Accelerators  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

Review of the theory of focusing in linear accelerators with comments on the incompatibility of phase stability and first-order focusing in a simple accelerator.

McMillan, E. M.

1950-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

222

Linear Graphene Plasmons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The coupling of the plasmon spectra of graphene and a nearby thick plasma is examined here in detail. The coupled modes include linear plasmons. Keywords: Graphene, plasmons, surface

N. J.M. Horing

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Low-cost manufacturing of the point focus concentrating module and its key component, the Fresnel lens. Final subcontract report, 31 January 1991--6 May 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar Kinetics, Inc. (SKI) has been developing point-focus concentrating PV modules since 1986. SKI is currently in position to manufacture between 200 to 600 kilowatts annually of the current design by a combination of manual and semi-automated methods. This report reviews the current status of module manufacture and specifies the required approach to achieve a high-volume manufacturing capability and low cost. The approach taken will include process development concurrent with module design for automated manufacturing. The current effort reviews the major manufacturing costs and identifies components and processes whose improvements would produce the greatest effect on manufacturability and cost reduction. The Fresnel lens is one such key component. Investigating specific alternative manufacturing methods and sources has substantially reduced the lens costs and has exceeded the DOE cost-reduction goals. 15 refs.

Saifee, T.; Konnerth, A. III [Solar Kinetics, Inc., Dallas, TX (United States)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Energy Basics: Linear Concentrator Systems for Concentrating...  

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

Parabolic trough plants can also be designed as hybrids, meaning that they use fossil fuel to supplement the solar output during periods of low solar radiation. In such a design,...

225

Use of Linear Predictive Control for a Solar Electric Generating System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that use parabolic troughs in order to produce electricity from sunlight5 . The parabolic troughs are long, the temperature of the HTF leaving the parabolic trough collector is controlled by a skilled operator. He. Automatic control of the HTF in a parabolic trough collector through proportional control has been attempted

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

226

Research and Development of a Low Cost Solar Collector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a Final Technical Report on the Research and Development completed towards the development of a Low Cost Solar Collector conducted under the DOE cost-sharing award EE-0003591. The objective of this project was to develop a new class of solar concentrators with geometries and manufacturability that could significantly reduce the fully installed cost of the solar collector field for concentrated solar thermal power plants. The goal of the project was to achieve an aggressive cost target of $170/m2, a reduction of up to 50% in the total installed cost of a solar collector field as measured against the current industry benchmark of a conventional parabolic trough. The project plan, and the detailed activities conducted under the scope of the DOE Award project addressed all major drivers that affect solar collector costs. In addition to costs, the study also focused on evaluating technical performance of new collector architectures and compared them to the performance of the industry benchmark parabolic trough. The most notable accomplishment of this DOE award was the delivery of a full-scale integrated design, manufacturing and field installation solution for a new class of solar collector architecture which has been classified as the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector (BPFC) and may be considered as a viable alternative to the conventional parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collectors. This was in part accomplished through the design and development, all the way through fabrication and test validation of a new class of Linear Planar Fresnel Collector architecture. This architecture offers a number of key differentiating features which include a planar light-weight frame geometry with small mass-manufacturable elements utilizing flat mirror sections. The designs shows significant promise in reducing the material costs, fabrication costs, shipping costs, and on-site field installation costs compared to the benchmark parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collector. The noteworthy design features of the BPFC architecture include the use of relatively cheaper flat mirrors and a design which allows the mirror support beam sections to act as load-bearing structural elements resulting in more than a 36% reduction in the overall structural weight compared to an optimized parabolic trough. Also, it was shown that the utilization of small mass-produced elements significantly lowers mass-production and logistics costs that can more quickly deliver economies of scale, even for smaller installations while also reducing shipping and installation costs. Moreover, unlike the traditional Fresnel trough the BPFC architecture does not require complex articulating drive mechanisms but instead utilizes a standard parabolic trough hydraulic drive mechanism. In addition to the development of the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector, an optimized conventional space-frame type parabolic trough was also designed, built, analyzed and field-tested during the first phase of this award. The design of the conventional space-frame parabolic collector was refined with extensive FEA and CFD analysis to reduce material costs and re-designed for simpler fabrication and more accurate lower-cost field assembly. This optimized parabolic trough represented an improvement over the state-of-the art of the traditional parabolic trough architecture and also served as a more rigorous and less subjective benchmark that was used for comparison of new candidate design architectures. The results of the expanded 1st phase of the DOE award project showed that both the Optimized Parabolic Trough and the new Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector design concepts failed to meet the primary objectives for the project of achieving a 50% cost reduction from the industry reference total installed cost of $350/m2. Results showed that the BPFC came in at projected total installed cost of $237/m2 representing a 32% savings compared to the industry benchmark conventional parabolic trough. And the cost reduction obtained by the Optimized Parabolic Trough compared to the

Ansari, Asif; Philip, Lee; Thouppuarachchi, Chirath

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Research and Development of a Low Cost Solar Collector  

SciTech Connect

This is a Final Technical Report on the Research and Development completed towards the development of a Low Cost Solar Collector conducted under the DOE cost-sharing award EE-0003591. The objective of this project was to develop a new class of solar concentrators with geometries and manufacturability that could significantly reduce the fully installed cost of the solar collector field for concentrated solar thermal power plants. The goal of the project was to achieve an aggressive cost target of $170/m2, a reduction of up to 50% in the total installed cost of a solar collector field as measured against the current industry benchmark of a conventional parabolic trough. The project plan, and the detailed activities conducted under the scope of the DOE Award project addressed all major drivers that affect solar collector costs. In addition to costs, the study also focused on evaluating technical performance of new collector architectures and compared them to the performance of the industry benchmark parabolic trough. The most notable accomplishment of this DOE award was the delivery of a full-scale integrated design, manufacturing and field installation solution for a new class of solar collector architecture which has been classified as the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector (BPFC) and may be considered as a viable alternative to the conventional parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collectors. This was in part accomplished through the design and development, all the way through fabrication and test validation of a new class of Linear Planar Fresnel Collector architecture. This architecture offers a number of key differentiating features which include a planar light-weight frame geometry with small mass-manufacturable elements utilizing flat mirror sections. The designs shows significant promise in reducing the material costs, fabrication costs, shipping costs, and on-site field installation costs compared to the benchmark parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collector. The noteworthy design features of the BPFC architecture include the use of relatively cheaper flat mirrors and a design which allows the mirror support beam sections to act as load-bearing structural elements resulting in more than a 36% reduction in the overall structural weight compared to an optimized parabolic trough. Also, it was shown that the utilization of small mass-produced elements significantly lowers mass-production and logistics costs that can more quickly deliver economies of scale, even for smaller installations while also reducing shipping and installation costs. Moreover, unlike the traditional Fresnel trough the BPFC architecture does not require complex articulating drive mechanisms but instead utilizes a standard parabolic trough hydraulic drive mechanism. In addition to the development of the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector, an optimized conventional space-frame type parabolic trough was also designed, built, analyzed and field-tested during the first phase of this award. The design of the conventional space-frame parabolic collector was refined with extensive FEA and CFD analysis to reduce material costs and re-designed for simpler fabrication and more accurate lower-cost field assembly. This optimized parabolic trough represented an improvement over the state-of-the art of the traditional parabolic trough architecture and also served as a more rigorous and less subjective benchmark that was used for comparison of new candidate design architectures. The results of the expanded 1st phase of the DOE award project showed that both the Optimized Parabolic Trough and the new Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector design concepts failed to meet the primary objectives for the project of achieving a 50% cost reduction from the industry reference total installed cost of $350/m2. Results showed that the BPFC came in at projected total installed cost of $237/m2 representing a 32% savings compared to the industry benchmark conventional parabolic trough. And the cost reduction obtained by the Optimized Parabolic Trough compared to the

Ansari, Asif; Philip, Lee; Thouppuarachchi, Chirath

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Optical Characterization Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This fact sheet describes the purpose, lab specifications, applications scenarios, and information on how to partner with NREL's Optical Characterization Laboratory at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. The Optical Characterization Laboratory at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) conducts optical characterization of large solar concentration devices. Concentration solar power (CSP) mirror panels and concentrating solar systems are tested with an emphasis is on measurement of parabolic trough mirror panels. The Optical Characterization Laboratory provides state-of-the-art characterization and testing capabilities for assessing the optical surface quality and optical performance for various CSP technologies including parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, dishes, and heliostats.

Not Available

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants - Public Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

Executive Summary This Final Report for the "Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants” describes the overall project accomplishments, results and conclusions. Phase 1 analyzed the feasibility, cost and performance of a parabolic trough solar power plant with a molten salt heat transfer fluid (HTF); researched and/or developed feasible component options, detailed cost estimates and workable operating procedures; and developed hourly performance models. As a result, a molten salt plant with 6 hours of storage was shown to reduce Thermal Energy Storage (TES) cost by 43.2%, solar field cost by 14.8%, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by 9.8% - 14.5% relative to a similar state-of-the-art baseline plant. The LCOE savings range met the project’s Go/No Go criteria of 10% LCOE reduction. Another primary focus of Phase 1 and 2 was risk mitigation. The large risk areas associated with a molten salt parabolic trough plant were addressed in both Phases, such as; HTF freeze prevention and recovery, collector components and piping connections, and complex component interactions. Phase 2 analyzed in more detail the technical and economic feasibility of a 140 MWe,gross molten-salt CSP plant with 6 hours of TES. Phase 2 accomplishments included developing technical solutions to the above mentioned risk areas, such as freeze protection/recovery, corrosion effects of applicable molten salts, collector design improvements for molten salt, and developing plant operating strategies for maximized plant performance and freeze risk mitigation. Phase 2 accomplishments also included developing and thoroughly analyzing a molten salt, Parabolic Trough power plant performance model, in order to achieve the project cost and performance targets. The plant performance model and an extensive basic Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) quote were used to calculate a real levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of 11.50¢/kWhe , which achieved the Phase 2 Go/No Go target of less than 0.12¢/kWhe. Abengoa Solar has high confidence that the primary risk areas have been addressed in the project and a commercial plant utilizing molten salt is economically and technically feasible. The strong results from the Phase 1 and 2 research, testing, and analyses, summarized in this report, led Abengoa Solar to recommend that the project proceed to Phase 3. However, a commercially viable collector interconnection was not fully validated by the end of Phase 2, combined with the uncertainty in the federal budget, forced the DOE and Abengoa Solar to close the project. Thus the resources required to construct and operate a molten salt pilot plant will be solely supplied by Abengoa Solar.

Grogan, Dylan C. P.

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

230

Linear Motor Powered Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This special issue on linear-motor powered transportation covers both supporting technologies and innovative transport systems in various parts of the World, as this technology moves from the lab to commercial operations. ...

Thornton, Richard D.

231

North Linear Accelerator  

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

North Linear Accelerator North Linear Accelerator Building Exterior Beam Enclosure Level Walk to the North Spreader North Recombiner Extras! North Linear Accelerator The North Linear Accelerator is one of the two long, straight sections of Jefferson Lab's accelerator. Electrons gain energy in this section by passing through acceleration cavities. There are 160 cavities in this straightaway, all lined up end to end. That's enough cavities to increase an electron's energy by 400 million volts each time it passes through this section. Electrons can pass though this section as many as five times! The cavities are powered by microwaves that travel down the skinny rectangular pipes from the service buildings above ground. Since the cavities won't work right unless they are kept very cold, they

232

Edges and linearization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis is concerned with how grammar determines the phonological consequence of syntactic dislocation. It centers on a hypothesis regarding the linearization of movement chains - the Edge Condition on Copy Deletion, ...

Trinh, Tue H. (Tue Huu)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Case study of a central-station grid-intertie photovoltaic system with V-trough concentration  

SciTech Connect

This presentation is a cast study of an installed, central-station (no storage), utility-intertie photovoltaic (PV) system in Sede Boqer, Israel (latitude 30.9{degree}N). The nominally 12 kW peak PV system is comprised of 189 polycrystalline silicon modules mounted on inexpensive, one-axis north-south horizontal trackers with V-trough mirrors for optical boost. The power conditioning unit operates at a fixed voltage rather than at maximum power point (MPP). The primary task in analyzing the installed system was to investigate the cause of measured power output significantly below the design predictions of the installers, and to recommend system design modifications. Subsequent tasks included the quantitative assessment of fixed-voltage operation and of the energetic value of V-trough concentration and one-axis tracking for this system. Sample results show: (1) fixed-voltage operation at the best fixed voltage (BFV) can achieve around 96% of the yearly energy of MPP operation; (2) the sensitivity of the yearly energy delivery to the selection of fixed voltage and its marked asymmetry about the BFV; (3) the influences of inverter current constraints on yearly energy delivery and BFV; and (4) how the separate effects of tracking and optical concentration increase yearly energy delivery.

Freilich, J.; Gordon, J.M. (Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede Boqer (Israel))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Modeling Photovoltaic and Concentrating Solar Power Trough Performance, Cost, and Financing with the Solar Advisor Model: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive solar technology systems analysis model, the Solar Advisor Model (SAM), has been developed to support the federal R&D community and the solar industry by staff at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratory. This model is able to model the finances, incentives, and performance of flat-plate photovoltaic (PV), concentrating PV, and concentrating solar power (specifically, parabolic troughs). The primary function of the model is to allow users to investigate the impact of variations in performance, cost, and financial parameters to better understand their impact on key figures of merit. Figures of merit related to the cost and performance of these systems include, but aren't limited to, system output, system efficiencies, levelized cost of energy, return on investment, and system capital and O&M costs. There are several models within SAM to model the performance of photovoltaic modules and inverters. This paper presents an overview of each PV and inverter model, introduces a new generic model, and briefly discusses the concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough model. A comparison of results using the different PV and inverter models is also presented.

Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Christensen, C.; Cameron, C.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Next Linear Collider Home Page  

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

Welcome to the Next Linear Collider NLC Home Page If you would like to learn about linear colliders in general and about this next-generation linear collider project's mission,...

236

Portable Linear Accelerator Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes Minac-3, a miniaturized linear accelerator system. It covers the current equipment capabilities and achievable modifications, applications information for prospective users, and technical information on high-energy radiography that is useful for familiarization and planning. The design basis, development, and applications history of Minac are also summarized.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

High concentration two-stage optics for parabolic trough solar collectors with tubular absorber and large rim angle  

SciTech Connect

A new two-stage optical design is proposed for parabolic trough solar collectors with tubular absorbers. It can boost the concentration ratio by a factor of 2.5 relative to the conventional design, while maintaining the large rim angles (i.e., low nominal f-numbers) that are desirable for practical and economical reasons. The second state involves asymmetric nonimaging concentrators of the CPC type, facing segments of the parabolic first stage. The second stage can be accommodated inside an evacuated receiver, allowing the use of first-surface silvered reflectors. The low heat loss of this design opens the possibility of producing steam at temperatures and pressures of conventional power plants, using only one-axis tracking. The improvement in conversion efficiency would be substantial.

Collares-Pereira, M. (Centro para a Conservacao de Energia, Amadora (Portugal)); Gordon, J.M. (Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beersheva (Israel)); Rabl, A. (Centre d'Energetique, Paris (France)); Winston, R. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

The TESLA superconducting linear collider  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the present status of the studies for a superconducting Linear Collider (TESLA).

R. Brinkmann; the TESLA Collaboration

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Linear induction accelerator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A linear induction accelerator includes a plurality of adder cavities arranged in a series and provided in a structure which is evacuated so that a vacuum inductance is provided between each adder cavity and the structure. An energy storage system for the adder cavities includes a pulsed current source and a respective plurality of bipolar converting networks connected thereto. The bipolar high-voltage, high-repetition-rate square pulse train sets and resets the cavities. 4 figs.

Buttram, M.T.; Ginn, J.W.

1988-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

240

Midtemperature Solar Systems Test Facility predictions for thermal performance based on test data: Custom Engineering trough with glass reflector surface and Sandia-designed receivers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermal performance predictions based on test data are presented for the Custom Engineering trough and Sandia-designed receivers, with glass reflector surface, for three output temperatures at five cities in the United States. Two experimental receivers were tested, one with an antireflective coating on the glass envelope around the receiver tube and one without the antireflective coating.

Harrison, T.D.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interannual Variations of East Asian Trough Axis at 500 hPa and its Association with the East Asian Winter Monsoon Pathway  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interannual variations of the East Asian trough (EAT) axis at 500 hPa are studied with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 40-yr reanalysis data. The associated circulation pattern and pathway of the East Asian winter monsoon (...

Lin Wang; Wen Chen; Wen Zhou; Ronghui Huang

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 103,NO. B12,PAGES 30,245-30,267,DECEMBER 10, 1998 Okinawa trough backarc basin'  

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 103,NO. B12,PAGES 30,245-30,267,DECEMBER 10, 1998 Okinawa-KunHsu3,NicolasThareau·, Jean-PierreLeFormal·, Char-ShineLiu3,andACT party4 Abstract. TheOkinawaTrough,lyingbetweenJapanandTaiwan,isabackarcbasinformedby extensionwithinthecontinentallithospherebehindtheRyukyutrench-arcsystem.Stress directionsassociatedwiththetwolastextensionalphasesin thesouthwesternOkinawa

Demouchy, Sylvie

243

Fixed tilt solar collector employing reversible vee-trough reflectors and vacuum tube receivers for solar heating and cooling systems. Final report. JPL Publication 77-78  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of the Vee-Trough/Vacuum Tube Collector (VTVTC) Project was to prove the usefulness of vee-trough concentrators in improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of collectors assembled from evacuated tube receivers. The VTVTC was analyzed rigorously and various mathematical models were developed to calculate the optical performance of the vee-trough concentrator and the thermal performance of the evacuated tube receiver. A test bed was constructed to verify the mathematical analyses and compare reflectors made out of glass, Alzak and aluminized FEP Teflon. Tests were run at temperatures ranging from 95 to 180/sup 0/C during the months of April, May, June, July and August 1977. Vee-trough collector efficiencies of 35 to 40% were observed at an operating temperature of about 175/sup 0/C. Test results compared well with the calculated values. Test data covering a complete day are presented for selected dates throughout the test season. Predicted daily useful heat collection and efficiency values are presented for a year's duration at operation temperatures ranging from 65 to 230/sup 0/C. Estimated collector costs and resulting thermal energy costs are presented. Analytical and experimental results are discussed along with a complete economic evaulation. Recommendations for the continuation of the project are presented.

Selcuk, M.K.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Linear Solar Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a new approach to study the properties of the sun. We consider small variations of the physical and chemical properties of the sun with respect to Standard Solar Model predictions and we linearize the structure equations to relate them to the properties of the solar plasma. By assuming that the (variation of) the present solar composition can be estimated from the (variation of) the nuclear reaction rates and elemental diffusion efficiency in the present sun, we obtain a linear system of ordinary differential equations which can be used to calculate the response of the sun to an arbitrary modification of the input parameters (opacity, cross sections, etc.). This new approach is intended to be a complement to the traditional methods for solar model calculation and allows to investigate in a more efficient and transparent way the role of parameters and assumptions in solar model construction. We verify that these Linear Solar Models recover the predictions of the traditional solar models with an high...

Villante, F L

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Active and passive cooling for concentrating photovoltaic arrays  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Optimization, based on minimum energy cost, of active and passive cooling designs for point-focus Fresnel lens photovoltaic arrays and line-focus, parabolic-trough photovoltaic arrays is discussed, and the two types of cooling are compared. Passive cooling is more cost-effective for Fresnel lens arrays while the reverse is true for parabolic-trough arrays.

Edenburn, M.W.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Trough to trough The Colorado River  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the Bouse Formation, Lake Havasu area, California..........................................54 Robert E .................................................................................................................................................91 Michael A. McKibben Geothermal structures southeast of the Salton Sea* .....................................................................................................................96 David K. Lynch and Kenneth W. Hudnut The Salton Sea geothermal brines

de Lijser, Peter

247

Optical linear algebra  

SciTech Connect

Many of the linear algebra operations and algorithms possible on optical matrix-vector processors are reviewed. Emphasis is given to the use of direct solutions and their realization on systolic optical processors. As an example, implicit and explicit solutions to partial differential equations are considered. The matrix-decomposition required is found to be the major operation recommended for optical realization. The pipelining and flow of data and operations are noted to be key issues in the realization of any algorithm on an optical systolic array processor. A realization of the direct solution by householder qr decomposition is provided as a specific case study. 19 references.

Casasent, D.; Ghosh, A.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Piecewise Linear Modeling and Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:Piecewise Linear Modeling and Analysis explains in detail all possible model descriptions to efficiently store piecewise linear functions starting with the Chua descriptions. Detailed explanation on how the model parameter can be obtained ...

Domine M. W. Leenaerts; Wim M. Van Bokhoven

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

History of Proton Linear Accelerators  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

Some personal recollections are presented that relate to the author`s experience developing linear accelerators, particularly for protons. (LEW)

Alvarez, L. W.

1987-01-00T23:59:59.000Z

250

Linearized Additive Classifiers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We revisit the additive model learning literature and adapt a penalized spline formulation due to Eilers and Marx, to train additive classifiers efficiently. We also propose two new embeddings based two classes of orthogonal basis with orthogonal derivatives, which can also be used to efficiently learn additive classifiers. This paper follows the popular theme in the current literature where kernel SVMs are learned much more efficiently using a approximate embedding and linear machine. In this paper we show that spline basis are especially well suited for learning additive models because of their sparsity structure and the ease of computing the embedding which enables one to train these models in an online manner, without incurring the memory overhead of precomputing the storing the embeddings. We show interesting connections between B-Spline basis and histogram intersection kernel and show that for a particular choice of regularization and degree of the B-Splines, our proposed learning algorithm closely appr...

Maji, Subhransu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

HEAVY ION LINEAR ACCELERATOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A linear accelerator of heavy ions is described. The basic contributions of the invention consist of a method and apparatus for obtaining high energy particles of an element with an increased charge-to-mass ratio. The method comprises the steps of ionizing the atoms of an element, accelerating the resultant ions to an energy substantially equal to one Mev per nucleon, stripping orbital electrons from the accelerated ions by passing the ions through a curtain of elemental vapor disposed transversely of the path of the ions to provide a second charge-to-mass ratio, and finally accelerating the resultant stripped ions to a final energy of at least ten Mev per nucleon.

Van Atta, C.M.; Beringer, R.; Smith, L.

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Results from shallow research drilling at Inyo Domes, Long Valley Caldera, California and Salton Sea geothermal field, Salton Trough, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report reviews the results from two shallow drilling programs recently completed as part of the United States Department of Energy Continental Scientific Drilling Program. The purpose is to provide a broad overview of the objectives and results of the projects, and to analyze these results in the context of the promise and potential of research drilling in crustal thermal regimes. The Inyo Domes drilling project has involved drilling 4 shallow research holes into the 600-year-old Inyo Domes chain, the youngest rhyolitic event in the coterminous United States and the youngest volcanic event in Long Valley Caldera, California. The purpose of the drilling at Inyo was to understand the thermal, chemical and mechanical behavior of silicic magma as it intrudes the upper crust. This behavior, which involves the response of magma to decompression and cooling, is closely related to both eruptive phenomena and the establishment of hydrothermal circulation. The Salton Sea shallow research drilling project involved drilling 19 shallow research holes into the Salton Sea geothermal field, California. The purpose of this drilling was to bound the thermal anomaly, constrain hydrothermal flow pathways, and assess the thermal budget of the field. Constraints on the thermal budget links the local hydrothermal system to the general processes of crustal rifting in the Salton Trough.

Younker, L.W.; Eichelberger, J.C.; Kasameyer, P.W.; Newmark, R.L.; Vogel, T.A.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Life Cycle Assessment of a Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Power Plant and Impacts of Key Design Alternatives: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Climate change and water scarcity are important issues for today's power sector. To inform capacity expansion decisions, hybrid life cycle assessment is used to evaluate a reference design of a parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) facility located in Daggett, California, along four sustainability metrics: life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption, cumulative energy demand (CED), and energy payback time (EPBT). This wet-cooled, 103 MW plant utilizes mined nitrate salts in its two-tank, thermal energy storage (TES) system. Design alternatives of dry-cooling, a thermocline TES, and synthetically-derived nitrate salt are evaluated. During its life cycle, the reference CSP plant is estimated to emit 26 g CO2eq per kWh, consume 4.7 L/kWh of water, and demand 0.40 MJeq/kWh of energy, resulting in an EPBT of approximately 1 year. The dry-cooled alternative is estimated to reduce life cycle water consumption by 77% but increase life cycle GHG emissions and CED by 8%. Synthetic nitrate salts may increase life cycle GHG emissions by 52% compared to mined. Switching from two-tank to thermocline TES configuration reduces life cycle GHG emissions, most significantly for plants using synthetically-derived nitrate salts. CSP can significantly reduce GHG emissions compared to fossil-fueled generation; however, dry-cooling may be required in many locations to minimize water consumption.

Heath, G. A.; Burkhardt, J. J.; Turchi, C. S.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Generation of a Parabolic Trough Collector Efficiency Curve from Separate Measurements of Outdoor Optical Efficiency and Indoor Receiver Heat Loss  

SciTech Connect

The thermal efficiency of a parabolic trough collector is a function of both the fraction of direct normal radiation absorbed by the receiver (the optical efficiency) and the heat lost to the environment when the receiver is at operating temperature. The thermal efficiency can be determined by testing the collector under actual operating conditions or by separately measuring these two components. This paper describes how outdoor measurement of the optical efficiency is combined with laboratory measurements of receiver heat loss to obtain the thermal efficiency curve. This paper describes this approach and also makes the case that there are advantages to plotting collector efficiency versus the difference between the operating temperature and the ambient temperature at which the receiver heat loss was measured divided by radiation to a fractional power (on the order of 1/3 but obtained via data regression) - as opposed to the difference between operating and ambient temperatures divided by the radiation. The results are shown to be robust over wide ranges of ambient temperature, sky temperature, and wind speed.

Kutscher, C.; Burkholder, F.; Stynes, J. K.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Linear induction pump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Electromagnetic linear induction pump for liquid metal which includes a unitary pump duct. The duct comprises two substantially flat parallel spaced-apart wall members, one being located above the other and two parallel opposing side members interconnecting the wall members. Located within the duct are a plurality of web members interconnecting the wall members and extending parallel to the side members whereby the wall members, side members and web members define a plurality of fluid passageways, each of the fluid passageways having substantially the same cross-sectional flow area. Attached to an outer surface of each side member is an electrically conductive end bar for the passage of an induced current therethrough. A multi-phase, electrical stator is located adjacent each of the wall members. The duct, stators, and end bars are enclosed in a housing which is provided with an inlet and outlet in fluid communication with opposite ends of the fluid passageways in the pump duct. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the inlet and outlet includes a transition means which provides for a transition from a round cross-sectional flow path to a substantially rectangular cross-sectional flow path defined by the pump duct.

Meisner, John W. (Newbury Park, CA); Moore, Robert M. (Canoga Park, CA); Bienvenue, Louis L. (Chatsworth, CA)

1985-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

256

Berkeley Proton Linear Accelerator  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

A linear accelerator, which increases the energy of protons from a 4 Mev Van de Graaff injector, to a final energy of 31.5 Mev, has been constructed. The accelerator consists of a cavity 40 feet long and 39 inches in diameter, excited at resonance in a longitudinal electric mode with a radio-frequency power of about 2.2 x 10{sup 6} watts peak at 202.5 mc. Acceleration is made possible by the introduction of 46 axial "drift tubes" into the cavity, which is designed such that the particles traverse the distance between the centers of successive tubes in one cycle of the r.f. power. The protons are longitudinally stable as in the synchrotron, and are stabilized transversely by the action of converging fields produced by focusing grids. The electrical cavity is constructed like an inverted airplane fuselage and is supported in a vacuum tank. Power is supplied by 9 high powered oscillators fed from a pulse generator of the artificial transmission line type.

Alvarez, L. W.; Bradner, H.; Franck, J.; Gordon, H.; Gow, J. D.; Marshall, L. C.; Oppenheimer, F. F.; Panofsky, W. K. H.; Richman, C.; Woodyard, J. R.

1953-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar multiple optimization for a solar-only thermal power plant, using oil as heat transfer fluid in the parabolic trough collectors  

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Usual size of parabolic trough solar thermal plants being built at present is approximately 50 MW{sub e}. Most of these plants do not have a thermal storage system for maintaining the power block performance at nominal conditions during long non-insolation periods. Because of that, a proper solar field size, with respect to the electric nominal power, is a fundamental choice. A too large field will be partially useless under high solar irradiance values whereas a small field will mainly make the power block to work at part-load conditions. This paper presents an economic optimization of the solar multiple for a solar-only parabolic trough plant, using neither hybridization nor thermal storage. Five parabolic trough plants have been considered, with the same parameters in the power block but different solar field sizes. Thermal performance for each solar power plant has been featured, both at nominal and part-load conditions. This characterization has been applied to perform a simulation in order to calculate the annual electricity produced by each of these plants. Once annual electric energy generation is known, levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for each plant is calculated, yielding a minimum LCOE value for a certain solar multiple value within the range considered. (author)

Montes, M.J. [E.T.S.I.Industriales - U.N.E.D., C/Juan del Rosal, 12, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Abanades, A.; Martinez-Val, J.M.; Valdes, M. [E.T.S.I.Industriales - U.P.M., C/Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

258

Solving linear program as linear system in polynomial time  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A physically concise polynomial-time iterative-cum-non-iterative algorithm is presented to solve the linear program (LP) Minc^txsubject toAx=b,x>=0. The iterative part-a variation of Karmarkar projective transformation algorithm-is essentially due to ... Keywords: Barnes algorithm, Error-free computation, Linear program, Linear system, Matlab program, Polynomial-time iterative-cum-non-iterative algorithm

Syamal K. Sen; Suja Ramakrishnan; Ravi P. Agarwal

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Data and Resources  

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Data and Resources Data and Resources For concentrating solar power technologies, NREL features the following online solar radiation resource data and solar resource maps, as well as data for renewable energy power plants. Also see TroughNet's data and resources specifically for parabolic trough technology. Concentrating Solar Power Projects around the World NREL, in conjunction with SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems), maintains a database of CSP projects around the world with plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. Each project profile includes background information, a listing of project participants, and data on the power-plant

260

Linear Accelerator | Advanced Photon Source  

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electrons emitted from a cathode heated to 1100 C. The electrons are accelerated by high-voltage alternating electric fields in a linear accelerator (linac; photo below)....

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261

Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power...  

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Solar Power August 20, 2013 - 4:45pm Addthis Photo of numerous parallel rows of parabolic trough collectors tracking the sun. Cooling towers and other generator equipment are...

262

Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power...  

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to heat a storage system during the day that can be used in the evening or during cloudy weather to generate additional steam to produce electricity. Parabolic trough plants can...

263

Implementing Distributed Systems Using Linear Naming  

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Linear graph reduction is a simple computational model in which the cost of naming things is explicitly represented. The key idea is the notion of "linearity". A name is linear if it is only used once, so with linear ...

Bawden, Alan

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Nexant Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Systems Analysis; Task 1: Preferred Plant Size, 20 January 2005 - 31 December 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Rankine cycles for commercial parabolic trough solar projects range in capacity from 13.5 MWe at the Solar Electric Generating Station I (SEGS I) plant, to a maximum of 89 MWe at the SEGS VIII/IX plants. The series of SEGS projects showed a consistent reduction in the levelized energy cost due to a combination of improvements in collector field technology and economies of scale in both the Rankine cycle and the operation and maintenance costs. Nonetheless, the question of the optimum Rankine cycle capacity remains an open issue. The capacities of the SEGS VIII/IX plants were limited by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act requirements to a maximum net output of 80 MWe. Further improvements in the Rankine cycle efficiency, and economies of scale in both the capital and the operating cost, should be available at larger plant sizes. An analysis was conducted to determine the effect of Rankine cycle capacities greater than 80 MWe on the levelized energy cost. The study was conducted through the following steps: (1) Three gross cycle capacities of 88 MWe, 165 MWe, and 220 MWe were selected. (2) Three Rankine cycle models were developed using the GateCycle program. The models were based on single reheat turbine cycles, with main steam conditions of 1,450 lb{sub f}/in{sup 2} and 703 F, and reheat steam conditions of 239 lb{sub f}/in{sup 2} and 703 F. The feedwater heater system consisted of 5 closed heaters and 1 open deaerating heater. The design condenser pressure was 2.5 in. HgA. (3) The optimization function within Excelergy was used to determine the preferred solar multiple for each plant. Two cases were considered for each plant: (a) a solar-only project without thermal storage, and (b) a solar-fossil hybrid project, with 3 hours of thermal storage and a heat transport fluid heater fired by natural gas. (4) For each of the 6 cases, collector field geometries, heat transport fluid pressure losses, and heat transport pump power requirements were calculated with a field piping optimization model. (5) Annual electric energy outputs, capital costs, and annual operating costs were calculated for each case using the default methods within Excelergy, from which estimates of the levelized energy costs were developed. The plant with the lowest energy cost was considered the optimum.

Kelly, B.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fixed tilt solar collector employing reversible vee-trough reflectors and evacuated tube receivers for solar heating and cooling systems. Final report, Phase II data acquisition  

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The objective of the Vee-Trough/Evacuated Tube Collector (VTETC) Project, undertaken for the DOE Solar Heating and Cooling Branch, was to show how vee-trough concentrators could improve the heat collection capability and reduce the cost of collectors consisting of evacuated tube receivers. The work was carried out in two phases. During the first phase, the VTETC was analyzed rigorously and various mathematical models were developed to calculate the optical performance of the vee-trough concentrators and the thermal performance of the evacuated tube receivers. A test bed was constructed to verify the mathematical analyses and compare reflectors made of back-silvered glass mirror, Alzak, Aluminized Teflon, and Kinglux (an electro polished aluminum reflector). Testing was conducted and data was obtained for the months of April to August 1977. The results of the mathematical analyses, as well as the results from 1977, were reported in DOE/JPL/1024-1, published in January 1978. In the second phase, additional tests were run at temperatures ranging from 80 to 190/sup 0/C (176 to 374/sup 0/F) during the months of April, May, June, and July 1978. The results obtained compared well with theoretical predictions. For the glass mirror reflectors, peak efficiencies, based on aperture area and operating temperatures of 125/sup 0/C (257/sup 0/F), were over 40%. Efficiencies of about 40% were observed at temperatures of 150/sup 0/C (302/sup 0/F) and 30% at 175/sup 0/C (347/sup 0/F). Test data covering a complete day are presented for selected dates throughout the test season. Predicted daily useful heats collected and efficiency values are presented for a full year. These theoretical values are then compared with actual data points for the same temperature range.

Selcuk, M.K.

1978-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

266

Generation of a Parabolic Trough Collector Efficiency Curve from Separate Measurements of Outdoor Optical Efficiency and Indoor Receiver Heat Loss: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall efficiency of a parabolic trough collector is a function of both the fraction of direct normal radiation absorbed by the receiver (the optical efficiency) and the heat lost to the environment when the receiver is at operating temperature. The overall efficiency can be determined by testing the collector under actual operating conditions or by separately measuring these two components. This paper describes how outdoor measurement of the optical efficiency is combined with laboratory measurements of receiver heat loss to obtain an overall efficiency curve. Further, it presents a new way to plot efficiency that is more robust over a range of receiver operating temperatures.

Kutscher, C.; Burkholder, F.; Stynes, K.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Constructions of fault tolerant linear compressors and linear decompressors  

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Abstract — The constructions of optical buffers is one of the most critically sought after optical technologies in all-optical packet-switched networks, and constructing optical buffers directly via optical Switches and fiber Delay Lines (SDL) has received a lot of attention recently in the literature. A practical and challenging issue of the constructions of optical buffers that has not been addressed before is on the fault tolerant capability of such constructions. In this paper, we focus on the constructions of fault tolerant linear compressors and linear decompressors. The basic network element for our constructions is scaled optical memory cell, which is constructed by a 2 × 2 optical crossbar switch and a fiber delay line. We give a multistage construction of a self-routing linear compressor by a concatenation of scaled optical memory cells. We also show that if the delays, say d1, d2,..., dM, of the fibers in the scaled optical memory cells satisfy a certain condition (specifically, the condition in (A2) given in Section I), then our multistage construction can be operated as a self-routing linear compressor with maximum delay ? M?F even after up to F of the M scaled optical memory cells fail to function properly, where 0 ? F ? M ? 1. Furthermore, we prove that our multistage construction with the fiber delays d1, d2,..., dM given by the generalized Fibonacci series of order F is the best among all constructions of a linear compressor that can tolerate up to F faulty scaled optical memory cells by using M scaled optical memory cells. Similarly results are also obtained for the constructions of fault tolerant linear decompressors. I.

Cheng-shang Chang; Tsz-hsuan Chao; Jay Cheng; Duan-shin Lee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Non-linear image processing  

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Processing of nuclear medicine images is generally performed by essentially linear methods with the non-negativity condition being applied as the only non-linear process. The various methods used: matrix methods in signal space and Fourier or Hadamard transforms in frequency or sequency space are essentially equivalent. Further improvement in images can be obtained by the use of inherently non-linear methods. The recent development of an approximation to a least-difference method (as opposed to a least-square method) has led to an appreciation of the effects of data bounding and to the development of a more powerful process. Data bounding (modification of statistically improbable data values) is an inherently non-linear method with considerable promise. Strong bounding depending on two-dimensional least-squares fitting yields a reduction of mottling (buttermilk effect) not attainable with linear processes. A pre- bounding process removing very bad points is used to protect the strong bounding process from incorrectly modifying data points due to the weight of an extreme but yet unbounded point as the fitting area approaches it. (auth)

Bell, P.R.; Dillon, R.S.; Bell, M.R.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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6, 27/05/99 6, 27/05/99 Tolerances of Random RF Jitters in X-Band Main Linacs May 27, 1999 Kiyoshi KUBO KEK Tsukuba, Japan Abstract: Tracking simulations have been performed for the main linacs of an X-band linear collider. We discuss the choice of phase of the accelerating field relative to the bunches. The tolerances of the phase and the amplitude errors are studied. Tolerances of Random RF Jitters in X-Band Main Linacs K. Kubo, KEK Abstract Tracking simulations have been performed for main linacs of X-band linear collider. We discuss about choice of the phase of the accelerating field relative to the bunches. The tolerances of the phase and the amplitude errors are studied. 1 INTRODUCTION In order to preserve the low emittance through the main linacs of future linear colliders, various effects

270

LINEAR COUNT-RATE METER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A linear count-rate meter is designed to provide a highly linear output while receiving counting rates from one cycle per second to 100,000 cycles per second. Input pulses enter a linear discriminator and then are fed to a trigger circuit which produces positive pulses of uniform width and amplitude. The trigger circuit is connected to a one-shot multivibrator. The multivibrator output pulses have a selected width. Feedback means are provided for preventing transistor saturation in the multivibrator which improves the rise and decay times of the output pulses. The multivibrator is connected to a diode-switched, constant current metering circuit. A selected constant current is switched to an averaging circuit for each pulse received, and for a time determined by the received pulse width. The average output meter current is proportional to the product of the counting rate, the constant current, and the multivibrator output pulse width.

Henry, J.J.

1961-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Linear Circuits Designation: Required course  

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circuits. Node and mesh analysis. Operational amplifiers. Signal acquisition and conditioning. Electric, 11k). Objective 4: To acquaint students with the rudiments of electrical-to-mechanical energy) Steady-state and dynamic behavior of linear, lumped-parameter electrical circuits. Kirchoff's laws. RLC

Krstic, Miroslav

272

Linear electric field mass spectrometry  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mass spectrometer and methods for mass spectrometry. The apparatus is compact and of low weight and has a low power requirement, making it suitable for use on a space satellite and as a portable detector for the presence of substances. High mass resolution measurements are made by timing ions moving through a gridless cylindrically symmetric linear electric field.

McComas, David J. (Los Alamos, NM); Nordholt, Jane E. (Los Alamos, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Linear electric field mass spectrometry  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mass spectrometer and methods for mass spectrometry are described. The apparatus is compact and of low weight and has a low power requirement, making it suitable for use on a space satellite and as a portable detector for the presence of substances. High mass resolution measurements are made by timing ions moving through a gridless cylindrically symmetric linear electric field. 8 figs.

McComas, D.J.; Nordholt, J.E.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Linear electric field mass spectrometry  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mass spectrometer is described having a low weight and low power requirement, for use in space. It can be used to analyze the ionized particles in the region of the spacecraft on which it is mounted. High mass resolution measurements are made by timing ions moving through a gridless cylindrically sysmetric linear electric field.

McComas, D.J.; Nordholt, J.E.

1991-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

275

A polynomial projection algorithm for linear programming  

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Jul 5, 2013 ... Abstract: We propose a polynomial algorithm for linear programming. The algorithm represents a linear optimization or decision problem in the ...

276

Annual Planning Summaries: Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC...  

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Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) Annual Planning Summaries: Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) Document(s) Available For Download January 11, 2012 2012 Annual Planning Summary...

277

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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Notes Notes LCC - 0018, 15/06/99 Rev B, June 2002 Correct Account of RF Deflections in Linac Acceleration June 15, 1999 G.V. Stupakov Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, California Abstract: During acceleration in the linac structure, the beam not only increases its longitudinal momentum, but also experiences a transverse kick from the accelerating mode which is linear in accelerating gradient. This effect is neglected in such computer codes as LIAR and TRANSPORT. We derived the Hamiltonian equations that describe the effect of RF deflection into the acceleration process and included it into the computational engine of LIAR. By comparing orbits for the NLC main linac, we found that the difference between the two algorithms is about 10\%. The effect will be more pronounced at smaller

278

Solving Fuzzy Linear Regression with Hybrid Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fuzzy linear regression is an important tool to find the linear inexact relationship between uncertain data. We then propose a hybrid optimization method based on tabu search and harmony search as a potential way of solving fuzzy linear regression. The ... Keywords: Fuzzy linear regression, Harmony search, Hybrid optimization, Tabu search

M. H. Mashinchi; M. A. Orgun; M. Mashinchi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Cast dielectric composite linear accelerator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A linear accelerator having cast dielectric composite layers integrally formed with conductor electrodes in a solventless fabrication process, with the cast dielectric composite preferably having a nanoparticle filler in an organic polymer such as a thermosetting resin. By incorporating this cast dielectric composite the dielectric constant of critical insulating layers of the transmission lines of the accelerator are increased while simultaneously maintaining high dielectric strengths for the accelerator.

Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen (Manteca, CA); Slenes, Kirk (Albuquerque, NM); Stoller, H. M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

280

Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

282

Precision linear ramp function generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A ramp function generator is provided which produces a precise linear ramp function which is repeatable and highly stable. A derivative feedback loop is used to stabilize the output of an integrator in the forward loop and control the ramp rate. The ramp may be started from a selected baseline voltage level and the desired ramp rate is selected by applying an appropriate constant voltage to the input of the integrator.

Jatko, W.B.; McNeilly, D.R.; Thacker, L.H.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Nonferromagnetic linear variable differential transformer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nonferromagnetic linear variable differential transformer for accurately measuring mechanical displacements in the presence of high magnetic fields is provided. The device utilizes a movable primary coil inside a fixed secondary coil that consists of two series-opposed windings. Operation is such that the secondary output voltage is maintained in phase (depending on polarity) with the primary voltage. The transducer is well-suited to long cable runs and is useful for measuring small displacements in the presence of high or alternating magnetic fields.

Ellis, James F. (Powell, TN); Walstrom, Peter L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1977-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

284

Linearized gyro-kinetic equation  

SciTech Connect

An ordering of the linearized Fokker-Planck equation is performed in which gyroradius corrections are retained to lowest order and the radial dependence appropriate for sheared magnetic fields is treated without resorting to a WKB technique. This description is shown to be necessary to obtain the proper radial dependence when the product of the poloidal wavenumber and the gyroradius is large (k rho much greater than 1). A like particle collision operator valid for arbitrary k rho also has been derived. In addition, neoclassical, drift, finite $beta$ (plasma pressure/magnetic pressure), and unperturbed toroidal electric field modifications are treated. (auth)

Catto, P.J.; Tsang, K.T.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

The Next Linear Collider Program  

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To use the left side navigation on this page, you will need to turn on To use the left side navigation on this page, you will need to turn on Javascript. You do not need JavaScript to use the text-based navigation bar at the bottom of the page. The Next Linear Collider at SLAC Navbar MISSION: Scientists expect research at this facility to answer fundamental questions about the behavior of matter and the origins of the Universe. NLC 8-Pack on the Drawing Board What's New In the Next Linear Collider: • NLC Newsletter October, 2001 • NLC Snowmass report 2001 • NLC All Hands Talk, August 2001 Upcoming Events: • Fall 2001 Working Sessions, Oct. 22-23, 2001 • Pulse Compression Workshop, Oct. 22-24, 2001 • Machine Advisory Committee Mtg., Oct. 24-26, 2001 • ISG-7 at KEK, Nov. 12-15, 2001 • LC' 02 at SLAC, Feb. 4-8, 2002 NLC Website Search: Entire SLAC Web | Help |

286

Linear Concentrator Systems for Concentrating Solar Power  

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Linear concentrating solar power (CSP) collectors capture the sun's energy with large mirrors that reflect and focus the sunlight onto a linear receiver tube. The receiver contains a fluid that is...

287

A polynomial projection algorithm for linear programming  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a linear optimization or decision problem in the form of a system of linear ... we understand the number of arithmetic and the other elementary operations ..... where M is a diagonal matrix whose entries on the main diagonal are non-

288

Proof Synthesis and Reflection for Linear Arithmetic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents detailed implementations of quantifier elimination for both integer and real linear arithmetic for theorem provers. The underlying algorithms are those by Cooper (for Z) and by Ferrante and Rackoff ... Keywords: Linear arithmetic, Proof synthesis, Reflection

Amine Chaieb; Tobias Nipkow

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

New architecture for RF power amplifier linearization  

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Power amplifier linearization has become an important part of the transmitter system as 3G and developing 4G communication standards require higher linearity than ever before. The thesis proposes two power amplifier ...

Boo, Hyun H

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Linear Stability of Modons on a Sphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear stability of two stationary dipolar modon solutions of the nondivergent barotropic vorticity equation on a rotating sphere is investigated. A numerical normal mode analysis of the linearized equation is performed by solving the ...

E. C. Neven

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

PLATO: a new piecewise linear simulation tool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the basic concepts of a new piecewise linear circuit simulation program called PLATO. Piecewise linear modeling is a very generic and powerful approach to the modeling of electronic components. It allows for the use of macro modeling ...

M. T. van Stiphout; J. T. J. van Eijndhoven; H. W. Buurman

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Energy Basics: Linear Concentrator Systems for Concentrating...  

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

Energy Basics Renewable Energy Printable Version Share this resource Biomass Geothermal Hydrogen Hydropower Ocean Solar Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar Power Linear...

293

Summary of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...in this Volume."Stress Intensity Factors"A brief summary of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) concepts

294

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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5 08//00 5 08//00 Study of Beam Energy Spectrum Measurement in the NLC Extraction Line August 2000 Yuri Nosochkov and Tor Raubenheimer Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA Abstract: The NLC extraction line optics includes a secondary focal point with a very small _- function and 2 cm dispersion which can be used for measurement of outgoing beam energy spread. In this study, we performed tracking simulations to transport the NLC disrupted beam from the Interaction Point (IP) to the extraction line secondary focus (the IP image), `measure' the transverse beam pro_le at the IP image and reconstruct the beam energy spectrum. The resultant distribution was compared with the original energy spectrum at the IP. Study of Beam Energy Spectrum Measurement

295

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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2 03/12/99 2 03/12/99 PEP-II RF Cavity Revisited December 3, 1999 R. Rimmer, G. Koehler, D. Li, N. Hartmann, N. Folwell, J. Hodgson, B. McCandless Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Berkeley, CA, USA Stanford, CA, USA Abstract: This report describes the results of numerical simulations of the PEP-II RF cavity performed after the completion of the construction phase of the project and comparisons are made to previous calculations and measured results. These analyses were performed to evaluate new calculation techniques for the HOM distribution and RF surface heating that were not available at the time of the original design. These include the use of a high frequency electromagnetic element in ANSYS and the new Omega 3P code to study wall

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Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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4, 10/03/00 4, 10/03/00 Luminosity for NLC Design Variations March 10, 1999 K.A. Thompson and T.O. Raubenheimer Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA, USA Abstract: In this note we give Guineapig simulation results for the luminosity and luminosity spectrum of three baseline NLC designs at 0.5~TeV and 1.0~TeV and compare the simulation results with analytic approximations. We examine the effects of varying several design parameters away from the NLC-B-500 and NLC-B-1000 designs, in order to study possible trade-offs of parameters that could ease tolerances, increase luminosity, or help to optimize machine operation for specific physics processes. Luminosity for NLC Design Variations K.A. Thompson and T.O.Raubenheimer INTRODUCTION In this note we give Guineapig [l] simulation results for the luminosity and

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Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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Notes Notes LCC - 0038 29/04/00 CBP Tech Note - 234 Transverse Field Profile of the NLC Damping Rings Electromagnet Wiggler 29 April 2000 17 J. Corlett and S. Marks Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory M. C. Ross Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA Abstract: The primary effort for damping ring wiggler studies has been to develop a credible radiation hard electromagnet wiggler conceptual design that meets NLC main electron and positron damping ring physics requirements [1]. Based upon an early assessment of requirements, a hybrid magnet similar to existing designs satisfies basic requirements. However, radiation damage is potentially a serious problem for the Nd-Fe-B permanent magnet material, and cost remains an issue for samarium cobalt magnets. Superconducting magnet designs have not been

298

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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1 1 May 2001 Lattice Description for NLC Damping Rings at 120 Hz Andrzej Wolski Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract: We present a lattice design for the NLC Main Damping Rings at 120 Hz repe tition rate. A total wiggler length of a little over 46 m is needed to achieve the damping time required for extracted, normalized, vertical emittance below 0.02 mm mrad. The dynamic aperture (using a linear model for the wiggler) is in excess of 15 times the injected beam size. The principal lattice parameters and characteristics are presented in this note; we also outline results of studies of alignment and field quality tolerances. CBP Tech Note-227 LCC-0061 Lattice Description for NLC Main Damping Rings at 120 Hz Andrzej Wolski Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

299

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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0 0 April 2001 Rev.1 July 2003 Guide to LIBXSIF, a Library for Parsing the Extended Standard Input Format of Accelerated Beamlines Peter G. Tenenbaum Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford University Stanford, CA Abstract: We describe LIBXSIF, a standalone library for parsing the Extended Standard Input Format of accelerator beamlines. Included in the description are: documentation of user commands; full description of permitted accelerator elements and their attributes; the construction of beamline lists; the mechanics of adding LIBXSIF to an existing program; and "under the hood" details for users who wish to modify the library or are merely morbidly curious. Guide to LIBXSIF, a Library for Parsing the Extended Standard Input Format of

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Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes  

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NLC Home Page NLC Technical SLAC The LCC Tech Note series was started in July 1998 to document the JLC/NLC collaborative design effort. The notes are numbered sequentially and may also be given a SLAC, FNAL, LBNL, LLNL and/or KEK publication number. The LCC notes will be distributed through the Web in electronic form as PDF files -- the authors are responsible for keeping the original documents. Other document series are the NLC Notes that were started for the SLAC ZDR, the KEK ATF Notes, and at some future time there should be a series of Technical (NLD) Notes to document work on detector studies for the next-generation linear collider. LCC-0001 "Memorandum of Understanding between KEK and SLAC," 2/98. LCC-0002 "Transparencies and Summaries from the 1st ISG meeting: January 1998," G. Loew, ed., 2/98.

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301

Reticle stage based linear dosimeter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A detector to measure EUV intensity employs a linear array of photodiodes. The detector is particularly suited for photolithography systems that includes: (i) a ringfield camera; (ii) a source of radiation; (iii) a condenser for processing radiation from the source of radiation to produce a ringfield illumination field for illuminating a mask; (iv) a reticle that is positioned at the ringfield camera's object plane and from which a reticle image in the form of an intensity profile is reflected into the entrance pupil of the ringfield camera, wherein the reticle moves in a direction that is transverse to the length of the ringfield illumination field that illuminates the reticle; (v) detector for measuring the entire intensity along the length of the ringfield illumination field that is projected onto the reticle; and (vi) a wafer onto which the reticle imaged is projected from the ringfield camera.

Berger, Kurt W. (Livermore, CA)

2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

302

On the equivalence of linear complementarity problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We show that the Extended Linear Complementarity Problem (ELCP) can be recast as a standard Linear Complementarity Problem (LCP) provided that the surplus variables or the feasible set of the ELCP are bounded. Since many extensions of the LCP are special ... Keywords: Complementarity problems, Integer programming, Linear complementarity problem, Nonlinear algorithms, Optimization

B. De Schutter; W. P. M. H. Heemels; A. Bemporad

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaic Projects: A Technology and Market Overview  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Over the last several years, solar energy technologies have been, or are in the process of being, deployed at unprecedented levels. A critical recent development, resulting from the massive scale of projects in progress or recently completed, is having the power sold directly to electric utilities. Such 'utility-scale' systems offer the opportunity to deploy solar technologies far faster than the traditional 'behind-the-meter' projects designed to offset retail load. Moreover, these systems have employed significant economies of scale during construction and operation, attracting financial capital, which in turn can reduce the delivered cost of power. This report is a summary of the current U.S. utility-scale solar state-of-the-market and development pipeline. Utility-scale solar energy systems are generally categorized as one of two basic designs: concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV). CSP systems can be further delineated into four commercially available technologies: parabolic trough, central receiver (CR), parabolic dish, and linear Fresnel reflector. CSP systems can also be categorized as hybrid, which combine a solar-based system (generally parabolic trough, CR, or linear Fresnel) and a fossil fuel energy system to produce electric power or steam.

Mendelsohn, M.; Lowder, T.; Canavan, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of Parabolic Trough CSP: Materials Inventory and Embodied GHG Emissions from Two-Tank Indirect and Thermocline Thermal Storage (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In the United States, concentrating solar power (CSP) is one of the most promising renewable energy (RE) technologies for reduction of electric sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for rapid capacity expansion. It is also one of the most price-competitive RE technologies, thanks in large measure to decades of field experience and consistent improvements in design. One of the key design features that makes CSP more attractive than many other RE technologies, like solar photovoltaics and wind, is the potential for including relatively low-cost and efficient thermal energy storage (TES), which can smooth the daily fluctuation of electricity production and extend its duration into the evening peak hours or longer. Because operational environmental burdens are typically small for RE technologies, life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognized as the most appropriate analytical approach for determining their environmental impacts of these technologies, including CSP. An LCA accounts for impacts from all stages in the development, operation, and decommissioning of a CSP plant, including such upstream stages as the extraction of raw materials used in system components, manufacturing of those components, and construction of the plant. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is undertaking an LCA of modern CSP plants, starting with those of parabolic trough design.

Heath, G.; Burkhardt, J.; Turchi, C.; Decker, T.; Kutscher, C.

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

305

Testing thermocline filler materials and molten-salt heat transfer fluids for thermal energy storage systems used in parabolic trough solar power plants.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Parabolic trough power systems that utilize concentrated solar energy to generate electricity are a proven technology. Industry and laboratory research efforts are now focusing on integration of thermal energy storage as a viable means to enhance dispatchability of concentrated solar energy. One option to significantly reduce costs is to use thermocline storage systems, low-cost filler materials as the primary thermal storage medium, and molten nitrate salts as the direct heat transfer fluid. Prior thermocline evaluations and thermal cycling tests at the Sandia National Laboratories' National Solar Thermal Test Facility identified quartzite rock and silica sand as potential filler materials. An expanded series of isothermal and thermal cycling experiments were planned and implemented to extend those studies in order to demonstrate the durability of these filler materials in molten nitrate salts over a range of operating temperatures for extended timeframes. Upon test completion, careful analyses of filler material samples, as well as the molten salt, were conducted to assess long-term durability and degradation mechanisms in these test conditions. Analysis results demonstrate that the quartzite rock and silica sand appear able to withstand the molten salt environment quite well. No significant deterioration that would impact the performance or operability of a thermocline thermal energy storage system was evident. Therefore, additional studies of the thermocline concept can continue armed with confidence that appropriate filler materials have been identified for the intended application.

Kelly, Michael James; Hlava, Paul Frank; Brosseau, Douglas A.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Improved Linear Programming Decoding using Frustrated Cycles  

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We consider transmission over a binary-input additive white Gaussian noise channel using low-density parity-check codes. One of the most popular techniques for decoding low-density parity-check codes is the linear programming decoder. In general, the linear programming decoder is suboptimal. I.e., the word error rate is higher than the optimal, maximum a posteriori decoder. In this paper we present a systematic approach to enhance the linear program decoder. More precisely, in the cases where the linear program outputs a fractional solution, we give a simple algorithm to identify frustrated cycles which cause the output of the linear program to be fractional. Then adding these cycles, adaptively to the basic linear program, we show improved word error rate performance.

Kudekar, Shrinivas; Chertkov, Misha

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Dynamic Linear Production Games under Uncertainty  

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Oct 2, 2013 ... Abstract: In situations where uncertain costs are shared over time, static ... under uncertainty, generalizing classical linear production games to ...

308

Siting the International Linear Collider at Hanford  

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Review of the proposed International Linear Collider, applications in high energy physics, and evaluation of the Hanford Site as a possible location for siting the facilityl.

Kouzes, Richard T.; Asner, David M.; Brodzinski, Ronald L.; Fast, James E.; Miley, Harry S.

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

309

Siting the International Linear Collider at Hanford  

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Review of the proposed International Linear Collider, applications in high energy physics, and evaluation of the Hanford Site as a possible location for siting the facility.

Kouzes, Richard T.; Asner, David M.; Brodzinski, Ronald L.; Fast, James E.; Miley, Harry S.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

An Adaptive Linear Approximation Algorithm for Copositive ...  

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linear algebra literature (a good survey is [1]), but the optimization community has only recently .... relations v ? 0 and M ? 0 will be understood entrywise.

311

Subcritical Fission Reactor Based on Linear Collider  

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The beams of Linear Collider after main collision can be utilized to build an accelerator--driven sub--critical reactor.

I. F. Ginzburg

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

312

18.06 Linear Algebra, Fall 2002  

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Basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra, emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices. ...

Strang, Gilbert

313

Nenad Antonic & Kresimir Burazin Graph spaces of first-order linear partial differential operators  

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is supported in part by the Croatian MZOS trough projects 037­0372787­2795 and 037­1193086­ 3226. 3rd March types (elliptic, parabolic or hyperbolic). His immediate goal was the study of practical problems, like

Burazin, Kresimir

314

n-Linear Algebra of type II  

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This book is a continuation of the book n-linear algebra of type I and its applications. Most of the properties that could not be derived or defined for n-linear algebra of type I is made possible in this new structure: n-linear algebra of type II which is introduced in this book. In case of n-linear algebra of type II we are in a position to define linear functionals which is one of the marked difference between the n-vector spaces of type I and II. However all the applications mentioned in n-linear algebras of type I can be appropriately extended to n-linear algebras of type II. Another use of n-linear algebra (n-vector spaces) of type II is that when this structure is used in coding theory we can have different types of codes built over different finite fields whereas this is not possible in the case of n-vector spaces of type I. Finally in the case of n-vector spaces of type II, we can obtain n-eigen values from distinct fields; hence, the n-characteristic polynomials formed in them are in distinct different fields. An attractive feature of this book is that the authors have suggested 120 problems for the reader to pursue in order to understand this new notion. This book has three chapters. In the first chapter the notion of n-vector spaces of type II are introduced. This chapter gives over 50 theorems. Chapter two introduces the notion of n-inner product vector spaces of type II, n-bilinear forms and n-linear functionals. The final chapter suggests over a hundred problems. It is important that the reader is well-versed not only with linear algebra but also n-linear algebra of type I.

W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy; Florentin Smarandache

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

On the representation by linear superpositions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a number of papers, Y. Sternfeld investigated the problems of representation of continuous and bounded functions by linear superpositions. In particular, he proved that if such representation holds for continuous functions, then it holds for bounded ... Keywords: 26B40, 41A05, 41A63, Closed path, Linear superposition, Ridge function

Vugar E. Ismailov

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Branching vs. Linear Time: Final Showdown  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The discussion of the relative merits of linear- versus branching-time frameworks goes back to early 1980s. One of the beliefs dominating this discussion has been that "while specifying is easier in LTL (linear-temporal logic), verification is easier ...

Moshe Y. Vardi

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Parsons, W.M.

1991-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

318

Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Parsons, W.M.

1992-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

319

Exact acceleration of linear object detectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a general and exact method to considerably speed up linear object detection systems operating in a sliding, multi-scale window fashion, such as the individual part detectors of part-based models. The main bottleneck of many of those systems ... Keywords: linear object detection, part-based models

Charles Dubout; Fran$#231;ois Fleuret

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Smart Suspension System for Linear Guideways  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new method for the semi-active control of the span system of linear guideways subjected to a travelling load. Two elastic beams are coupled by a set of controlled dampers. The relative velocity of the spans provides an opportunity ... Keywords: Linear guideway, Moving load, Semi-active control, Smart suspension system, Vibration control

Dominik Pisarski; Czeslaw I. Bajer

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Weighted locally linear embedding for dimension reduction  

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The low-dimensional representation of high-dimensional data and the concise description of its intrinsic structures are central problems in data analysis. In this paper, an unsupervised learning algorithm called weighted locally linear embedding (WLLE) ... Keywords: Feature extraction, Locally linear embedding, Manifold learning, Nonlinear dimensionality reduction

Yaozhang Pan; Shuzhi Sam Ge; Abdullah Al Mamun

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

On linear models for nonlinear systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Best linear time-invariant (LTI) approximations are analysed for several interesting classes of discrete nonlinear time-invariant systems. These include nonlinear finite impulse response systems and a class of nonsmooth systems called bi-gain systems. ... Keywords: Approximation, Discrete-time systems, Fréchet derivative, Linear models, Nonlinear systems, System identification, Wiener systems

P. M. MäKilä; J. R. Partington

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Piecewise Linear Modeling: Theory, Guidelines, and Applications  

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Statistical analysis underlies most published research in every scientific field of study. A common statistical tool for the analysis of cross-sectional data is the general linear model, or multiple regression. For the analysis of time series data, the most commonly employed tool is autoregressive integrated moving averages (ARIMA), which also is implicitly linear.

Kenneth O. Cogger

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center -  

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Stanford Linear Accelerator Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 Independent Oversight Inspection, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - January 2007 January 2007 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) during October and November 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. Since the 2004 Type A electrical accident, SSO and SLAC have made improvements in many aspects of ES&H programs. However, the deficiencies in

325

NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Solar Field Technology  

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of these collectors-made from galvanized steel-makes them suitable for commercial power plant applications. And they have proven to be highly reliable. For example, most of the...

326

NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Technology Research and Development  

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single-tank thermocline storage system, concrete thermal energy storage, or phase-change thermal energy storage. Power Plant Technologies R&D activities have focused on the best...

327

On the Relative Performance of Linear vs. Piecewise-Linear-Threshold Intertemporal Incentives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper employs numerical simulations to compare the relative performance of linear contracts with piecewise-linear-threshold contracts in the case where the agent chooses actions over time. These contracts are restricted to be functions of the ending ... Keywords: dynamic programming, intertemporal incentives, linear contracts, salesforce compensation

Joseph Y. Chen; Bruce L. Miller

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Linear reachability problems and minimal solutions to linear Diophantine equation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear reachability problem for finite state transition systems is to decide whether there is an execution path in a given finite state transition system such that the counts of labels on the path satisfy a given linear constraint. Using some known ... Keywords: linear diophantine equation systems, minimal solutions, model-checking, reachability, timed automata

Gaoyan Xie; Cheng Li; Zhe Dang

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0104  

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4 4 October 2002 Beamstrahlung Photon Load on the TESLA Extraction Septum Blade Andrei Seryi Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA 94309, USA Abstract: This note describes work performed in the framework of the International Linear Collider Technical Review Committee [1] to estimate the power load on the TESLA extraction septum blade due to beamstrahlung photons. It is shown, that under realistic conditions the photon load can be several orders of magnitude higher than what was estimated in the TESLA TDR [2] for the ideal Gaussian beams, potentially representing a serious limitation of the current design. Beamstrahlung Photon Load on the TESLA Extraction Septum Blade ANDREI SERYI STANFORD LINEAR

330

Optically isolated signal coupler with linear response  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optocoupler for isolating electrical signals that translates an electrical input signal linearly to an electrical output signal. The optocoupler comprises a light emitter, a light receiver, and a light transmitting medium. The light emitter, preferably a blue, silicon carbide LED, is of the type that provides linear, electro-optical conversion of electrical signals within a narrow wavelength range. Correspondingly, the light receiver, which converts light signals to electrical signals and is preferably a cadmium sulfide photoconductor, is linearly responsive to light signals within substantially the same wavelength range as the blue LED.

Kronberg, James W. (Aiken, SC)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Linear Anelastic Equations for Atmospheric Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linear anelastic-vortex model is derived using assumptions appropriate to waves on vortices with scales similar to tropical cyclones. The equation set is derived through application of a multiple-scaling technique, such that the radial ...

Daniel Hodyss; David S. Nolan

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Fun with sub-linear time algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Provided that one is willing to use randomness and to tolerate an approximate answer, many computational problems admit ultrafast algorithms that run in less than linear time in the length of the input. In many interesting cases, even algorithms that ...

Luca Trevisan

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and ...

Strang, Gilbert

334

Linear Prediction of Indian Monsoon Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a strategy for selecting the best linear prediction model for Indian monsoon rainfall. In this strategy, a cross-validation procedure first screens out all models that perform poorly on independent data, then the error ...

Timothy DelSole; J. Shukla

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

General linear cameras : theory and applications  

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I present a General Linear Camera (GLC) model that unifies many previous camera models into a single representation. The GLC model describes all perspective (pinhole), orthographic, and many multiperspective (including ...

Yu, Jingyi, 1978-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

EOF-Based Linear Prediction Algorithm: Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study considers the theory of a general three-dimensional (space and time) statistical prediction/extrapolation algorithm. The predictor is in the form of a linear data filter. The prediction kernel is based on the minimization of prediction ...

Kwang-Y. Kim; Gerald R. North

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Linear Thermodynamics of Rodlike DNA Filtration  

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Linear thermodynamics transportation theory is employed to study filtration of rodlike DNA molecules. Using the repeated nanoarray consisting of alternate deep and shallow regions, it is demonstrated that the complex ...

Li, Zirui

338

Linear Baroclinic Instability in the Martian Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear baroclinic instability of zonal-mean flows like those in the wintertime Martian atmosphere under both relatively nondusty and highly dusty conditions is examined using a spherical quasi-geostrophic model. The basic states are idealized,...

Jeffrey R. Barnes

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

A linear program for testing local realism  

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We present a linear program that is capable of determining whether a set of correlations can be captured by a local realistic model. If the correlations can be described by such a model, the linear program outputs a joint probability distribution that produces the given correlations. If the correlations cannot be described under the assumption of local realism, the program outputs a Bell inequality violated by the correlations.

Matthew B. Elliott

2009-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

340

Complex bodies with memory: linearized setting  

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The mechanics of complex bodies with memory effects is discussed in linearized setting. The attention is focused on the characterization of free energies in terms of minimum work and maximum recoverable work in the bulk and along a discontinuity surface endowed with its own surface energy, a surface internal to the body. To this aim, use is made of techniques proposed by Del Piero. Consequences of the Clausius-Duhem inequality are investigated for complex bodies with instantaneous linear elastic response.

Paolo Maria Mariano; Paolo Paoletti

2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Photon Linear Collider Gamma-Gamma Summary  

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High energy photon - photon collisions can be achieved by adding high average power short-pulse lasers to the Linear Collider, enabling an expanded physics program for the facility. The technology required to realize a photon linear collider continues to mature. Compton back-scattering technology is being developed around the world for low energy light source applications and high average power lasers are being developed for Inertial Confinement Fusion.

Gronberg, J

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

342

Lecture Notes on Classical Linear Logic 15-816: Linear Logic  

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Originally, linear logic was conceived by Girard [Gir87] as a classical system, with one-sided sequents, an involutive negation, and an appropriate law of excluded middle. For a number of the applications, such as functional computation, logic programming, and implicit computational complexity the intuitionistic version is more suitable. In the case of concurrent computation, both classical and intuitionistic systems may be used, although the additional expressiveness afforded by the intuitionistic system seems to have some advantages even in that setting. In this lecture we present classical linear logic and then show that we can easily interpret it intuitionistically. Briefly, classical linear logic can be modeled intuitionistically as deriving a contradiction from linear assumptions. This is shown via a so-called double-negation translation. Its parametric nature allows a number of additional variants of classical linear logic to be explained intuitionistically, in particular the so-called mix rules. 1 Classical Linear Sequents

Frank Pfenning

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Non-linear dynamic of rotor-stator system with non-linear bearing clearance  

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The study deals with a rotor-stator contact inducing vibration in rotating machinery. A numerical rotor-stator system, including a non-linear bearing with Hertz contact and clearance is considered. To determine the non-linear responses of this system, non-linear dynamic equations can be integrated numerically. However, this procedure is both time consuming and costly to perform. The aim of this Note is to apply the Alternate Frequency/Time Method and the 'path following continuation' in order to obtain the non-linear responses to this problem. Then the orbits of rotor and stator responses at various speeds are investigated.

Jean-Jacques Sinou; Fabrice Thouverez

2008-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

344

Non-linear dynamic of rotor-stator system with non-linear bearing clearance  

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The study deals with a rotor-stator contact inducing vibration in rotating machinery. A numerical rotor-stator system, including a non-linear bearing with Hertz contact and clearance is considered. To determine the non-linear responses of this system, non-linear dynamic equations can be integrated numerically. However, this procedure is both time consuming and costly to perform. The aim of this Note is to apply the Alternate Frequency/Time Method and the 'path following continuation' in order to obtain the non-linear responses to this problem. Then the orbits of rotor and stator responses at various speeds are investigated.

Sinou, Jean-Jacques

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0100  

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100 100 August 2002 Systematic Ground Motion and Macroalignment for Linear Colliders Rainer Pitthan Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford University Stanford, CA 94309, USA Abstract: Future colliders with their µm-range operational tolerances still need to be classically aligned to the 50 - 100 µm range, and kept there, over the km range. This requirement will not be a show-stopper, but not be trivial either. 50 µm movements over a betatron wavelength is a the range where systematic long term motions can prevent efficient operation. Systematic Ground Motion and Macro-Alignment for Linear Colliders Complete talk at: http://www-project.slac.stanford.edu/lc/wkshp/snowmass2001/t6/info/pitthan july

346

Piecewise linear car-following modeling  

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We present a traffic model which extends the linear car-following model as well as the min-plus traffic model (a model based on the min-plus algebra). A discrete-time car-dynamics describing the traffic on a 1-lane road without passing is interpreted as a dynamic programming equation of a stochastic optimal control problem of a Markov chain. This variational formulation permits to characterize the stability of the car-dynamics and to calculte the stationary regimes when they exist. The model is based on a piecewise linear approximation of the fundamental traffic diagram.

Farhi, Nadir

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

LINEAR TO NON-LINEAR RHEOLOGY OF WHEAT FLOUR DOUGH TREVOR S.K. NG1  

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LINEAR TO NON-LINEAR RHEOLOGY OF WHEAT FLOUR DOUGH TREVOR S.K. NG1 , GARETH H. MCKINLEY1 *, MADESH.9.2006 Abstract: We provide an overview of transient extensional rheometry techniques for wheat flour doughs wheat flour; mixed to a constant time (360 s/peak-mixed) and a fixed water ratio by weight (66

348

Specification-guided controller synthesis for linear systems and safe linear-time temporal logic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present and analyze a novel algorithm to synthesize controllers enforcing linear temporal logic specifications on discrete-time linear systems. The central step within this approach is the computation of the maximal controlled invariant ... Keywords: controller synthesis, robustness

Matthias Rungger; Manuel Mazo, Jr.; Paulo Tabuada

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Physics 321 Linear Momentum and Its Conservation  

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Physics 321 Hour 5 Linear Momentum and Its Conservation Four kinds of "collisions" · Elastic: T conserved · Inelastic: some energy loss · Totally inelastic: objects stick ­ maximum energy loss ­ energy inelastic collision timereversed Momentum Conservation In what collisions can you apply momentum

Hart, Gus

350

Linear rotation-invariant coordinates for meshes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce a rigid motion invariant mesh representation based on discrete forms defined on the mesh. The reconstruction of mesh geometry from this representation requires solving two sparse linear systems that arise from the discrete forms: the first ... Keywords: local frames, mesh editing, rigid-motion invariant shape representation, shape blending

Yaron Lipman; Olga Sorkine; David Levin; Daniel Cohen-Or

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Optimal aggregation of linear time series models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aggregation is a central and mainly unsolved problem in econometrics. When considering linear time series models, a widely used method is to replace the disaggregate model by an aggregative one in which the variables are grouped and replaced by sums ... Keywords: Aggregation, Industrial classification, Threshold accepting

J. Chipman; P. Winker

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

DARK ENERGY AND NON–LINEAR PERTURBATIONS  

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Dark energy might have an influence on the formation of non–linear structures during the cosmic history. For example, in models in which dark energy couples to dark matter, it will be non–homogeneous and will influence on the collapse of a dark matter overdensity. We use the spherical collapse model to estimate how much influence dark energy might have. 1.

C. Van; De Bruck; D. F. Mota

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Dark Energy and Non-linear Perturbations  

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Dark energy might have an influence on the formation of non--linear structures during the cosmic history. For example, in models in which dark energy couples to dark matter, it will be non--homogeneous and will influence the collapse of a dark matter overdensity. We use the spherical collapse model to estimate how much influence dark energy might have.

C. van de Bruck; D. F. Mota

2005-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

354

Can linear approximation improve performance prediction ?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software performance evaluation relies on the ability of simple models to predict the performance of complex systems. Often, however, the models are not capturing potentially relevant effects in system behavior, such as sharing of memory caches or sharing ... Keywords: linear models, performance modeling, resource sharing

Vlastimil Babka; Petr T?ma

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Linear Response of Metals Within TDCDFT  

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Linear Response of Metals Within TDCDFT Pina Romaniello Theoretical Chemistry, Material Science Results Conclusions #12;extended systems Emac(r, t) = 1 |r| r (Eext (r , t) + Eind (r , t)) dr Pmac(r, t) = - 1 |r| t r j(r , t )dr dt ! Macroscopic field and polarization ! Response to transverse fields

Giraud, Olivier

356

Constructing Uncertainty Sets for Robust Linear Optimization  

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In this paper, we propose a methodology for constructing uncertainty sets within the framework of robust optimization for linear optimization problems with uncertain parameters. Our approach relies on decision maker risk preferences. Specifically, we ... Keywords: coherent risk measures, distortion risk measures, robust optimization, uncertainty sets

Dimitris Bertsimas; David B. Brown

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Stability analysis of switched linear singular systems  

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This paper addresses the stability analysis problem for switched linear continuous-time singular systems. First, based on the equivalent dynamics decomposition form, a refined description for state jumps of the switched singular system is presented, ... Keywords: Average dwell time, Exponential stability, State jumps, Switched singular systems

Lei Zhou, Daniel W. C. Ho, Guisheng Zhai

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

On linear combinations of -terms Lionel Vaux  

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On linear combinations of -terms Lionel Vaux Institut de Math´ematiques de Luminy, CNRS UMR 6206, endowing the set of terms with a structure of R-module, where R is a fixed set of scalars. Terms with values in a vector space. We then extend -reduction on those algebraic -terms as follows: at + u reduces

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

359

Multi-label linear discriminant analysis  

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Multi-label problems arise frequently in image and video annotations, and many other related applications such as multi-topic text categorization, music classification, etc. Like other computer vision tasks, multi-label image and video annotations also ... Keywords: image annotation, multi-label classification, multi-label linear discriminant analysis

Hua Wang; Chris Ding; Heng Huang

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Dirichlet Process Mixtures of Generalized Linear Models  

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We propose Dirichlet Process mixtures of Generalized Linear Models (DP-GLM), a new class of methods for nonparametric regression. Given a data set of input-response pairs, the DP-GLM produces a global model of the joint distribution through a mixture ...

Lauren A. Hannah; David M. Blei; Warren B. Powell

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLIN: planning with continuous linear numeric change  

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In this paper we describe COLIN, a forward-chaining heuristic search planner, capable of reasoning with COntinuous LINear numeric change, in addition to the full temporal semantics of PDDL2.1. Through this work we make two advances to the state-of-the-art ...

Amanda Coles; Andrew Coles; Maria Fox; Derek Long

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

A general approach to heteroscedastic linear regression  

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Our article presents a general treatment of the linear regression model, in which the error distribution is modelled nonparametrically and the error variances may be heteroscedastic, thus eliminating the need to transform the dependent variable in many ... Keywords: Density estimation, Dirichlet process mixture, Heteroscedasticity, Model checking, Nonparametric regression, Variable selection

David S. Leslie; Robert Kohn; David J. Nott

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Modelagem e análise de um compressor linear para refrigeração doméstica.  

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??Compressores lineares utilizam um atuador linear para acionar o pistão diretamente em seu movimento alternativo, eliminando vários mancais que convertem o movimento rotativo em alternativo… (more)

Emílio Rodrigues Hülse

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

2011 Annual Planning Summary for Stanford Linear Accelerator...  

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Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Site Office (SLAC) 2011 Annual Planning Summary for Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Site Office (SLAC) The ongoing and projected Environmental...

365

Development of a Novel Linear Magnetostrictive Actuator  

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This dissertation presents the development of a novel linear magnetostrictive actuator. The magnetostrictive material used here is Terfenol-D, an alloy of the formula Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe1.92. In response to a traveling magnetic field inside the Terfenol-D element, it moves in the opposite direction with a peristaltic motion. The proposed design offers the flexibility to operate the actuator in various configurations including local and conventional three-phase excitation. The conceptual design of the linear magnetostrictive actuator was performed during which different configurations were analyzed. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was extensively used for magnetic circuit design and analysis in conceptual design. Eventually one of these designs was chosen based on which detailed design of linear magnetostrictive actuator was carried out. A new force transmission assembly incorporates spring washers to avoid the wear due to the sudden collision of Terfenol-D element with the force transmission assembly. All mechanical parts were then fabricated at the mechanical engineering machine shop. The power electronics to operate the motor in a local three-phase mode was designed and implemented. It was demonstrated that the power consumption can be reduced significantly by operating the magnetostrictive linear actuator in the local excitation mode. A finite-element model of the actuator was developed using ATILA and an empirical model was presented using the data gathered from numerous tests performed on the actuator. The closed-loop control system was implemented using relay control which resulted in an optimal closed-loop performance. The magnetostrictive actuator has demonstrated 410-N load capacity with a travel range of 45 mm, and the maximum speed is 9 mm/min. The maximum power consumption by the motor is 95 W. The sensorless control of the linear magnetostrictive actuator was successfully conducted using two different approaches. First, using a linear-approximation method, we achieved a position estimation capability with ±1 mm error. Then, an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system was employed for estimating the position which resulted in a position estimation capability with only a ±0.5 mm error.

Sadighi, Ali

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Automatic tuning for linearly tunable filter  

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A new tuning scheme for linearly tunable high-Q filters is proposed. The tuning method is based on using the phase information for both frequency and Q factor tuning. There is no need to find out the relationship between a filter's passband magnitude and Q. A gm-C biquadratic filter is designed to demonstrate the proposed tuning circuitry. The project includes a phase locked loop (PLL) based frequency tuning loop, reference clock generator, and differential difference amplifier (DDA) for dealing with frequency and Q factor tuning loop and linearly tunable second order gm-C bandpass filter. Simulation results for a 10 MHz prototype filter using AMI 0.5?m process is presented. The chip testing results show that the automatic frequency tuning error is 2.5% for the 10 MHz case.

Huang, Sung-Ling

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Nonlinear Energy Collimation System for Linear Colliders  

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The post-linac energy collimation system of multi-TeV linear colliders is designed to fulfil an important function of protection of the Beam Delivery System (BDS) against miss-steered beams likely generated by failure modes in the main linac. For the case of the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC), the energy collimators are required to withstand the impact of a full bunch train in case of failure. This is a very challenging task, assuming the nominal CLIC beam parameters at 1.5 TeV beam energy. The increase of the transverse spot size at the collimators using nonlinear magnets is a potential solution to guarantee the survival of the collimators. In this paper we present an alternative nonlinear optics based on a skew sextupole pair for energy collimation. Performance simulation results are also presented.

Resta-Lopez, Javier

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Recent Progress in Nonlinear and Linear Solvers  

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We discuss two approaches for tackling algebraic systems, one is based on block preconditioning and the other is based on multifrontal and hierarchical matrix methods. First we consider a new preconditioner framework for supporting implicit time integration within an atmospheric climate model. We give an overview of the computational infrastructure used in atmospheric climate studies, address specific challenges of weak-scalability of numerical methods used in these codes, outline a strategy for addressing these challenges, and provide details about the software infrastructure being developed to implement these ideas. In the second part, we present our recent results of employing hierarchically semiseparable low-rank structure in a multifrontal factorization framework. This leads to superfast linear solvers for elliptic PDEs and effective preconditioners for a wider class of sparse linear systems.

Lott, P Aaron [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Elman, Howard [University of Maryland; Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Li, X S [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Salinger, Andy [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Woodward, Carol [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Fair SMG and Linear Time Model Checking  

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SMG is a system designed to generate a finite state model of a program from the program itself and an operational semantics for the programming language. This finite state model can then be model-checked to verify desired temporal properties of the original program. In this paper we first show how we have incorporated notions of fairness into SMG; in particular, a user is now able to define semantics with "fair" constructs, for example, parallel, repetitive choice, etc. The user can, indeed, mix different forms of fairness checking. Secondly we describe a practical approach to model checking of linear temporal formulae over the fair structures generated by SMG. Our approach is a refinement and extension of the fair-satisfiability algorithms, presented earlier by Lichtenstein and Pnueli, together with techniques developed in our practical implementations of decision procedures for linear temporal logic.

Howard Barringer; Michael D. Fisher; Graham D. Gough

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Subcritical Fission Reactor Based on Linear  

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The beams of Linear Collider after main collision can be utilized to build an accelerator–driven sub–critical reactor. ? The project of Linear Collider (LC) contains one essential element that is not present in other colliders. Here each electron (or positron or photon) bunch will be used only once, and physical collision leave two very dense and strongly collimated beams of high energy electrons or/and photons with precisely known time structure. We consider, for definiteness, electron beam parameters of the TESLA project [1] particle energy Ee = 250 GeV, number of electrons per second Ne = 2.7 · 10 14 /s, mean beam power Pb ? 11 MWt, transverse size and angular spread negligible. (1) In the Photon Collider mode the used beams contain photons, electrons and

I. F. Ginzburg

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Linear source approximation in CASMO5  

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A Linear Source (LS) approximation has been implemented in the two-dimensional Method of Characteristics (MOC) transport solver in a prototype version of CASMO5. The LS approximation, which relies on the computation of trajectory-based spatial moments over source regions to obtain the linear source expansion coefficients, improves the solution accuracy relative to the 'flat' or constant source approximation. In addition, the LS formulation is capable of treating arbitrarily-shaped source regions and is compatible with standard Coarse-Mesh Finite Difference (CMFD) acceleration. Numerical tests presented in this paper for the C5G7 MOX benchmark show that, for comparable accuracy with respect to the reference solution, the LS approximation can reduce the run time by a factor of four and the memory requirements by a factor often relative to the FS scheme. (authors)

Ferrer, R.; Rhodes, J. [Studsvik Scandpower, Inc., 504 Shoup Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (United States); Smith, K. [Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

An LED pulser for measuring photomultiplier linearity  

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A light-emitting diode (LED) pulser for testing the low-rate response of a photomultiplier tube (PMT) to scintillator-like pulses has been designed, developed, and implemented. This pulser is intended to simulate 80 ns full width at half maximum photon pulses over the dynamic range of the PMT, in order to precisely determine PMT linearity. This particular design has the advantage that, unlike many LED test rigs, it does not require the use of multiple calibrated LEDs, making it insensitive to LED gain drifts. Instead, a finite-difference measurement is made using two LEDs which need not be calibrated with respect to one another. These measurements give a better than 1% mapping of the response function, allowing for the testing and development of particularly linear PMT bases.

Friend, M; Quinn, B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

The explicit linear quadratic regulator for constrained systems  

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We present a technique to compute the explicit state-feedback solution to both the finite and infinite horizon linear quadratic optimal control problem subject to state and input constraints. We show that this closed form solution is piecewise linear ... Keywords: Constraints, Linear quadratic regulators, Piecewise linear controllers, Predictive control

Alberto Bemporad; Manfred Morari; Vivek Dua; Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Linear control of nearly singularly perturbed hydropower plants  

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Keywords: linear optimal regulator, order reduction, power station control, recursive algorithms, singular perturbations

Dobrila Skataric; Zoran Gajic

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Linear Representations and Isospectrality with Boundary Conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a method for constructing families of isospectral systems, using linear representations of finite groups. We focus on quantum graphs, for which we give a complete treatment. However, the method presented can be applied to other systems such as manifolds and two-dimensional drums. This is demonstrated by reproducing some known isospectral drums, and new examples are obtained as well. In particular, Sunada's method is a special case of the one presented.

Ori Parzanchevski; Ram Band

2008-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

376

Linearity Testing of Photovoltaic Cells (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

International PV standards require that the short-circuit current or response of the reference device be linear with total irradiance. Accredited calibration laboratories can not assume that their reference device is linear unless another accredited laboratory has performed the measurement. The NREL PV performance laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited for primary reference cell, secondary reference cell and secondary module calibrations. Limited labor resources necessitated the development of a technique to determine linearity without taking significant labor or technical skill. The two-lamp method is insensitive to the spectrum of the light or spatial nonuniformity changing as the irradiance is varied. It does assume that the temperature does not change with irradiance and that the light-source spectrum resembles the solar spectrum. This requirement is only because nonlinear mechanisms in the photo-current are wavelength dependent. A laser for example may show the same device as linear or very nonlinear with irradiance depending on the wavelength. The two-lamp method assumes that the lamp intensities when individually irradiating the sample are the same as when both lamps irradiate the sample. The presence of room light only limits the lowest irradiance that can be evaluated. Unlike other methods, the two-lamp method does not allow the current to be corrected for nonlinear effects. The most appealing aspect of the two-lamp method when compared with other methods for a high-volume calibration laboratory is that it is fast and does not require operator intervention to change the irradiances and is difficult for the operator to make mistakes that would affect the outcome.

Emery, K.; Winter, S.; Pinegar, S.; Nalley, D.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Linear conductance through parallel coupled quantum dots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the electronic transport through two parallel coupled quantum dots (QDs), employing the X-boson treatment for the single impurity Anderson model. We compute the linear conductance (LC) and transmission coefficient for different regimes of the ... Keywords: 71.10.Ay, 71.27.+a, 73.21.La, 73.23.-b, Fano resonance, Kondo effect, Quantum dot, Transport, X-boson

R. Franco; J. Silva-Valencia; M. S. Figueira

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Heat conductivity in linear mixing systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present analytical and numerical results on the heat conduction in a linear mixing system. In particular we consider a quasi one dimensional channel with triangular scatterers with internal angles irrational multiples of pi and we show that the system obeys Fourier law of heat conduction. Therefore deterministic diffusion and normal heat transport which are usually associated to full hyperbolicity, actually take place in systems without exponential instability.

Baowen Li; Giulio Casati; Jiao Wang

2002-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

379

Subsonic Free Surface Waves in Linear Elasticity  

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For general anisotropic linear elastic solids with smooth boundaries, Rayleigh-type surface waves are studied. Using spectral factorizations of matrix polynomials, a self-contained exposition of the case of a homogeneous half-space is given first. The main result is about inhomogeneous anisotropic bodies with curved surfaces. The existence of subsonic free surface waves is shown by giving ray series asymptotic expansions, including formulas for the transport equation.

Sönke Hansen

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

380

MEASUREMENT OF LINEAR COUPLING RESONANCE IN RHIC.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linear coupling is one of the factors that determine beam lifetime in RHIC. The traditional method of measuring the minimum tune separation requires a tune scan and can't be done parasitically or during the acceleration ramp. A new technique of using ac dipoles to measure linear coupling resonance has been developed at RHIC. This method measures the degree of coupling by comparing the amplitude of the horizontal coherent excitation with the amplitude of the vertical coherent excitation if the beam is excited by the vertical AC dipole and vice versa. One advantage of this method is that it can be done without changing tunes from the normal machine working points. In principle, this method can also localize the coupling source by mapping out the coupling driving terms throughout the ring. This is very useful for local decoupling the interaction regions in RHIC. A beam experiment of measuring linear coupling has been performed in RHIC during its 2003 run, and the analysis of the experimental data is discussed in this paper.

BAI,M.PILAT,F.SATOGATA,T.TOMAS,R.

2002-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Linearity Testing of Photovoltaic Cells: Preprint  

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Photovoltaic devices are rated in terms of their peak power with respect to a specific spectrum, total irradiance, and temperature. To rate photovoltaic devices, a reference detector is required whose response is linear with total irradiance. This paper describes a procedure to determine the linearity of the short-circuit current (Isc) versus the total irradiance (Etot) by illuminating a reference cell with two lamps. A device is linear if the current measured with both lamps illuminating the cell is the same as the sum of the currents with each lamp illuminating the cell. The two-lamp method is insensitive to the light spectra or spatial nonuniformity changing with irradiance. The two-lamp method is rapid, easy to implement, and does not require operator intervention to change the irradiances. The presence of room light only limits the lowest irradiance that can be evaluated. Unlike other methods, the two-lamp method does not allow the current to be corrected for nonlinear effects.

Emery, K.; Winter, S.; Pinegar, S.; Nalley D.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Linear Collider Physics Resource Book Snowmass 2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The American particle physics community can look forward to a well-conceived and vital program of experimentation for the next ten years, using both colliders and fixed target beams to study a wide variety of pressing questions. Beyond 2010, these programs will be reaching the end of their expected lives. The CERN LHC will provide an experimental program of the first importance. But beyond the LHC, the American community needs a coherent plan. The Snowmass 2001 Workshop and the deliberations of the HEPAP subpanel offer a rare opportunity to engage the full community in planning our future for the next decade or more. A major accelerator project requires a decade from the beginning of an engineering design to the receipt of the first data. So it is now time to decide whether to begin a new accelerator project that will operate in the years soon after 2010. We believe that the world high-energy physics community needs such a project. With the great promise of discovery in physics at the next energy scale, and with the opportunity for the uncovering of profound insights, we cannot allow our field to contract to a single experimental program at a single laboratory in the world. We believe that an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider is an excellent choice for the next major project in high-energy physics. Applying experimental techniques very different from those used at hadron colliders, an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider will allow us to build on the discoveries made at the Tevatron and the LHC, and to add a level of precision and clarity that will be necessary to understand the physics of the next energy scale. It is not necessary to anticipate specific results from the hadron collider programs to argue for constructing an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider; in any scenario that is now discussed, physics will benefit from the new information that e{sup +}e{sup -} experiments can provide. This last point merits further emphasis. If a new accelerator could be designed and built in a few years, it would make sense to wait for the results of each accelerator before planning the next one. Thus, we would wait for the results from the Tevatron before planning the LHC experiments, and wait for the LHC before planning any later stage. In reality accelerators require a long time to construct, and they require such specialized resources and human talent that delay can cripple what would be promising opportunities. In any event, we believe that the case for the linear collider is so compelling and robust that we can justify this facility on the basis of our current knowledge, even before the Tevatron and LHC experiments are done. The physics prospects for the linear collider have been studied intensively for more than a decade, and arguments for the importance of its experimental program have been developed from many different points of view. This book provides an introduction and a guide to this literature. We hope that it will allow physicists new to the consideration of linear collider physics to start from their own personal perspectives and develop their own assessments of the opportunities afforded by a linear collider.

Ronan (Editor), M.T.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0099  

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099 099 August 2002 Space Charge Dynamics of Bright Electron Beams Alexander W. Chao, Rainer Pitthan, Toshiki Tajima, Dian Yeremian Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford University Abstract: The longitudinal dynamics and its coupling with the transverse dynamics of bunched beams with strong space charge are analyzed. We introduce a self-consistent Vlasov description for the longitudinal phase space similar to the familiar description for the transverse phase space using a Kapchinskij-Vladimirskij (K-V) distribution [1]. A longitudinal beam envelope equation is derived. An exact solution is then obtained when coupling to the transverse dynamics is ignored. This longitudinal envelope equation is coupled to the transverse envelope

384

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0108  

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8 8 TESLA 2002-10 CBP Tech Note-268 November 2002 Comparison of Emittance Tuning Simulations in the NLC and TESLA Damping Rings Andrej Wolski Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley, CA Winfried Decking Deutsches Elektron Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg, Germany Abstract: Vertical emittance is a critical issue for future linear collider damping rings. Both NLC and TESLA specify vertical emittance of the order of a few picometers, below values currently achieved in any storage ring. Simulations show that algorithms based on correcting the closed orbit and the vertical dispersion can be effective in reducing the vertical emittance to the required levels, in the presence of a limited subset of

385

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0110  

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0 0 December 2002 Post-Target Beamline Design for Proposed FFTB Experiment with Polarized Positrons Y. K. Batygin and J. C. Sheppard Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford University Menlo Park, CA 04025 Abstract: The beamline after positron production target for the proposed experiment E-166 is discussed. The beamline includes bending magnets and solenoid to deliver polarized positron beam from the target to polarimeter. Results of simulation indicate that transmission efficiency of 1...3 % with beam polarization of 60...80 % can be obtained if beam energy resolution is required while the transmission of 40...77 % and polarization of 40% can be obtained without beam energy resolution. 13 December 2002

386

Maxwell's equations, linear gravity, and twistors  

SciTech Connect

A detailed outline is presented of several convergent points of view connecting the self-dual and anti-self-dual fields with their free data. This is doen for the Maxwell and for linearized gravity as exemplifying the approaches. The Sparling equation provides one tool of great power and characterizes one approach. The twistor theory of Penrose yields another equally powerful point of view. The links between these two basic approaches given in this paper provide a unification that allows workers and others with interest in this area to proceed more readily toward the goal of understanding the full nonlinear Einstein equations.

Kozameh, C.N.; Newman, E.T.; Porter, J.R.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Experimental quantum private queries with linear optics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The quantum private query is a quantum cryptographic protocol to recover information from a database, preserving both user and data privacy: the user can test whether someone has retained information on which query was asked and the database provider can test the amount of information released. Here we discuss a variant of the quantum private query algorithm that admits a simple linear optical implementation: it employs the photon's momentum (or time slot) as address qubits and its polarization as bus qubit. A proof-of-principle experimental realization is implemented.

De Martini, Francesco [Dipartimento di Fisica, dell'Universita 'La Sapienza', Roma 00185 (Italy); Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, via della Lungara 10, Roma 00165 (Italy); Giovannetti, Vittorio [NEST-CNR-INFM and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa (Italy); Lloyd, Seth [MIT, RLE, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT 3-160, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Maccone, Lorenzo [Institute for Scientific Interchange, 10133 Torino (Italy); QUIT, Dip. Fisica A. Volta, 27100 Pavia (Italy); Nagali, Eleonora; Sansoni, Linda; Sciarrino, Fabio [Dipartimento di Fisica, dell'Universita 'La Sapienza', Roma 00185 (Italy)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Simplest Potential Conservation Laws of Linear Evolution Equations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Every simplest potential conservation law of any (1+1)-dimensional linear evolution equation of even order proves induced by a local conservation law of the same equation. This claim is true also for linear simplest potential conservation laws of (1+1)-dimensional linear evolution equations of odd order, which are related to linear potential systems. We also derive an effective criterion for checking whether a quadratic conservation law of a simplest linear potential system is a purely potential conservation law of a (1+1)-dimensional linear evolution equation of odd order.

Boyko, Vyacheslav M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Frequency scaling of linear super-colliders  

SciTech Connect

The development of electron-positron linear colliders in the TeV energy range will be facilitated by the development of high-power rf sources at frequencies above 2856 MHz. Present S-band technology, represented by the SLC, would require a length in excess of 50 km per linac to accelerate particles to energies above 1 TeV. By raising the rf driving frequency, the rf breakdown limit is increased, thereby allowing the length of the accelerators to be reduced. Currently available rf power sources set the realizable gradient limit in an rf linac at frequencies above S-band. This paper presents a model for the frequency scaling of linear colliders, with luminosity scaled in proportion to the square of the center-of-mass energy. Since wakefield effects are the dominant deleterious effect, a separate single-bunch simulation model is described which calculates the evolution of the beam bunch with specified wakefields, including the effects of using programmed phase positioning and Landau damping. The results presented here have been obtained for a SLAC structure, scaled in proportion to wavelength.

Mondelli, A.; Chernin, D.; Drobot, A.; Reiser, M.; Granatstein, V.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Point and Interval Forecasting of Spot Electricity Prices: Linear vs. Non-Linear Time Series Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we assess the short-term forecasting power of different time series models in the electricity spot market. In particular we calibrate AR/ARX (”X” stands for exogenous/fundamental variable — system load in our study), AR/ARX-GARCH, TAR/TARX and Markov regime-switching models to California Power Exchange (CalPX) system spot prices. We then use them for out-ofsample point and interval forecasting in normal and extremely volatile periods preceding the market crash in winter 2000/2001. We find evidence that (i) non-linear, threshold regime-switching (TAR/TARX) models outperform their linear counterparts, both in point and interval forecasting, and that (ii) an additional GARCH component generally decreases point forecasting efficiency. Interestingly, the former result challenges a number of previously published studies on the failure of non-linear regime-switching models in forecasting.

Adam Misiorek; Stefan Trueck; Rafal Weron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Algebraic theory of linear viscoelastic nemattodynamics Part 2: Linear viscoelastic nematic viscoelasticity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This second part of paper develops a theory of linear viscoelastic nematodynamics applicable to LCP. The viscous and elastic nematic components in theory are described by using the LEP approach for viscous nematics and de Gennes free energy for weakly elastic nematic elastomers. The case of applied external magnetic field exemplifies the occurrence of non-symmetric stresses. In spite of multi- (10) parametric character of the theory, the use of nematic operators presents it in an elegant form. When the magnetic field is absent, the theory is simplified for symmetric case with 6 parameters, and takes an extremely simple, 2-parametric form for viscoelastic nematodynamics with possible soft deformation modes. It is shown that the linear nematodynamics is always reduced to the LEP-like equations where the coefficients are changed for linear memory functionals whose parameters are calculated from original viscosities and moduli.

Arkady I. Leonov

2004-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SolarPaces International CSP Project Information | Open Energy Information  

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SolarPaces International CSP Project Information SolarPaces International CSP Project Information Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: SolarPaces International CSP Project Information Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Implementation, Market analysis, Background analysis Resource Type: Dataset Website: www.nrel.gov/csp/solarpaces/ References: SolarPaces International CSP Project Information[1] Summary "Working with member countries, SolarPACES-Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems-has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine

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SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine  

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Dish Engine to someone by E-mail Dish Engine to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Dish Engine on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Parabolic Trough Linear Fresnel Power Tower Dish Engine Components Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Dish Engine DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in dish/engine systems as one of four concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. CSP dish engines, which provide high solar

394

SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development  

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CSP Systems Research and CSP Systems Research and Development to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: CSP Systems Research and Development on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Parabolic Trough Linear Fresnel Power Tower Dish Engine Components Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems CSP Systems Research and Development The SunShot Initiative concentrating solar power (CSP) program funds

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Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market  

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Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market (Webinar) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market (Webinar) Focus Area: Solar Topics: Market Analysis Website: www.leonardo-energy.org/webinar-drivers-and-barriers-current-csp-marke Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/drivers-and-barriers-current-concentr Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Mandates/Targets This video teaches users about the four major types of concentrating solar power technologies (CSP): parabolic trough, tower concentrators, linear Fresnel lenses and dish engine systems. It also provides an overview of the trends in the market and research that should be performed in order to make

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SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems  

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Collectors R&D for CSP Systems to Collectors R&D for CSP Systems to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Collectors Receivers Power Block Thermal Storage Systems Analysis Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Collectors R&D for CSP Systems Collectors-whether for trough, tower (heliostat), linear Fresnel or dish

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SunShot Initiative: Component R&D for CSP Systems  

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Component R&D for CSP Systems Component R&D for CSP Systems Graphic showing five color blocks in a circular formation that represent the technical goals and cost targets for each component in the CSP system. Enlarge image The SunShot Initiative goal is to reduce the levelized cost of electricity generated by concentrating solar power (CSP) to $0.06 per kilowatt hour (kWh) or less, without any subsidy, by the year 2020. Concentrating solar power systems have different system configurations, such as trough, tower, linear Fresnel or dish, but they all share similar components. The SunShot CSP program funds research and development within the industry, national laboratories and universities to achieve the technical and economic targets for the following CSP component technologies:

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Chromasun | Open Energy Information  

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California Sector Solar Product California rooftop linear Fresnel optic-based solar thermal air conditioning systems maker. References Chromasun1 LinkedIn Connections...

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Invited talks  

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... Arrays of microfabricated phase Fresnel lenses (PFL) are a ... into array sites from the linear ion chain ... use large area ellipsoidal reflectors to achieve ...

2011-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Top 9 Things You Didn't Know About Concentrating Solar Power...  

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Fresnel systems focus sunlight onto a linear receiver. The other two technologies -- dishengine and power tower -- focus sunlight to a point. All of these technologies...

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401

Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers  

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Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Time-of-flight mass spectrometer comprising a first drift...

402

Classification of linearly compact simple Jordan and generalized Poisson superalgebras  

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We classify all linearly compact simple Jordan superalgebras over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. As a corollary, we deduce the classification of all linearly compact unital simple generalized Poisson superalgebras.

Nicoletta Cantarini; Victor G. Kac; To Ernest; Borisovich Vinberg

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Solid-State Lighting: LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent...  

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LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps Webcast to someone by E-mail Share Solid-State Lighting: LED Replacements for Linear Fluorescent Lamps Webcast on Facebook Tweet about...

404

Quantum-mechanical linear filtering of random signal sequences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of estimating a member of a scalar random signal sequence with quantum-mechanical measurements is considered. The minimum variance linear estimator based on an optimal present quantum measurement and optimal linear processing of past measurements ...

J. Baras; R. Harger; Young Park

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

AN EFFICIENT ALGORITHM FOR SECOND-ORDER CONE LINEAR ...  

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linear transformation M ? Rn×n in the second-order cone linear comple- ..... does not require extra storage except for the vector y(k) and several scalars. This.

406

Linear Baroclinic instability with the Geostrophic Momentum Approximation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear Eady model of baroclinic instability with the geostrophic momentum (GM) approximation is solved analytically in physical space and shown to be identical to linear three-dimensional semigeostrophic theory. Both the growth rates and the ...

Peter R. Bannon

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Math 21a Linear Algebra Information for students, Fall 2002  

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/intro.html Grader: TBA Text: LINEAR ALGEBRA, 3rd edition, by J. Fraleigh and R. Beauregard, Addison Wesley Longman

Kleinbock, Dmitry

408

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0109  

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9 9 TESLA 2002-11 CBP Tech Note-269 November 2002 Alignment Stability Models for Damping Rings Andrej Wolski Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley, CA Winfried Decking Deutsches Elektron Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg, Germany Abstract: Linear collider damping rings are highly sensitive to magnet alignment. Emittance tuning simulations for current designs of damping rings for TESLA and NLC have given encouraging results, but depend on invasive measurements of dispersion. The frequency with which such measurements must be made is therefore an operational issue, and depends on the time stability of the alignment. In this note, we consider three effects that lead to misalignment and the need to retune the damping ring: (1)

409

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0063  

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3 3 May 2001 Varying alpha/lambda in NLC Structures - BNS Damping and Emittance Growth G. Stupakov and Z. Li Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA Abstract: In this note we consider the effect of varying this iris opening in the NLC structures on the beam dynamics and the rf efficiency in the linac. Varying a/λ in NLC structures - BNS damping and emittance growth G. Stupakov and Z. Li SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94309 In this note we consider the effect of the varying the iris opening a in the NLC structures on the beam dynamics and the RF efficiency in the linac. The most important consequence of the variation of the iris openings is the change of the longitudinal and transverse wakefields. Wake as a function of parameter a for the NLC structures has been previously calculated by K. Bane. Here we will use his

410

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-70  

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70 70 August 2001 Design Studies of Positron Collection for the NLC Yuri K. Batygin, Ninod K. Bharadwaj, David C. Schultz ,John C. Sheppard Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA Abstract: The positron source for the NLC project utilizes a 6.2 GeV electron beam interacting in a high-Z positron production target. The electromagnetic shower in the target results in large energy deposition which can cause damage to the target. Optimization of the collection system is required to insure long-term operation of the target with needed high positron yield into the 6-dimensional acceptance of the subsequent pre-damping ring. Positron tracking through the accelerating system indicates a dilution of the initial positron phase space density. Results of simulations indicate that a

411

Linear Collider Collaboration Tech Notes LCC-0101  

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1 1 August 2002 Collimator Wakefield Calculations for ILC-TRC Report Peter Tenenbaum Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford University Stanford, CA 94309, USA Abstract: We summarize the formalism of collimator wakefields and their effect on beams that are near the center of the collimator gap, and apply the formalism to the TESLA, NLC, and CLIC collimation systems. Collimator Wakefield Calculations for ILC-TRC Report P. Tenenbaum LCC-Note-0101 20-Aug-2002 Abstract We summarize the formalism of collimator wakefields and their effect on beams which are near the center of the collimator gap, and apply the formalism to the TESLA, NLC, and CLIC collimation systems. 1 Introduction One of the beam dynamics effects which must be evaluated for the

412

Acceleration Modules in Linear Induction Accelerators  

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Linear Induction Accelerator (LIA) is a unique type of accelerator, which is capable to accelerate kiloAmpere charged particle current to tens of MeV energy. The present development of LIA in MHz busting mode and successful application into synchrotron broaden LIAs usage scope. Although transformer model is widely used to explain the acceleration mechanism of LIAs, it is not appropriate to consider the induction electric field as the field which accelerates charged particles for many modern LIAs. Authors examined the transition of the magnetic cores functions during LIA acceleration modules evolution, distinguished transformer type and transmission line type LIA acceleration modules, and reconsidered several related issues based on transmission line type LIA acceleration module. The clarified understanding should be helpful in the further development and design of the LIA acceleration modules.

Wang, Shaoheng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Symmetry Breaking in Linearly Coupled Dynamical Lattices  

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We examine one- and two-dimensional (1D and 2D) models of linearly coupled lattices of the discrete-nonlinear-Schr{\\"{o}}dinger type. Analyzing ground states of the systems with equal powers in the two components, we find a symmetry-breaking phenomenon beyond a critical value of the squared $l^2$-norm. Asymmetric states, with unequal powers in their components, emerge through a subcritical pitchfork bifurcation, which, for very weakly coupled lattices, changes into a supercritical one. We identify the stability of various solution branches. Dynamical manifestations of the symmetry breaking are studied by simulating the evolution of the unstable branches. The results present the first example of spontaneous symmetry breaking in 2D lattice solitons. This feature has no counterpart in the continuum limit, because of the collapse instability in the latter case.

Herring, G; Malomed, B A; Carretero-González, R; Frantzeskakis, D J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

International linear collider reference design report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The International Linear Collider will give physicists a new cosmic doorway to explore energy regimes beyond the reach of today's accelerators. A proposed electron-positron collider, the ILC will complement the Large Hadron Collider, a proton-proton collider at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, together unlocking some of the deepest mysteries in the universe. With LHC discoveries pointing the way, the ILC -- a true precision machine -- will provide the missing pieces of the puzzle. Consisting of two linear accelerators that face each other, the ILC will hurl some 10 billion electrons and their anti-particles, positrons, toward each other at nearly the speed of light. Superconducting accelerator cavities operating at temperatures near absolute zero give the particles more and more energy until they smash in a blazing crossfire at the centre of the machine. Stretching approximately 35 kilometres in length, the beams collide 14,000 times every second at extremely high energies -- 500 billion-electron-volts (GeV). Each spectacular collision creates an array of new particles that could answer some of the most fundamental questions of all time. The current baseline design allows for an upgrade to a 50-kilometre, 1 trillion-electron-volt (TeV) machine during the second stage of the project. This reference design provides the first detailed technical snapshot of the proposed future electron-positron collider, defining in detail the technical parameters and components that make up each section of the 31-kilometer long accelerator. The report will guide the development of the worldwide R&D program, motivate international industrial studies and serve as the basis for the final engineering design needed to make an official project proposal later this decade.

Aarons, G.

2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

415

Technical Section: Linear approximation of Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Functions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various empirical and theoretical models of the surface reflectance have been introduced so far. Most of these models are based on functions with non-linear parameters and therefore faces some computational difficulties involved in non-linear optimization ... Keywords: BRDF representation, Linear models, Principal components, Reflection models, Rendering

Aydin Ozturk; Murat Kurt; Ahmet Bilgili; Cengiz Gungor

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Solving Systems of Linear Equations with Relaxed Monte Carlo Method  

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The problem of solving systems of linear algebraic equations by parallel Monte Carlo numerical methods is considered. A parallel Monte Carlo method with relaxation is presented. This is a report of a research in progress, showing the effectiveness of ... Keywords: Monte Carlo method, linear solver, parallel algorithms, systems of linear algebraic equations

Chih Jeng Kenneth Tan

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Governance of the International Linear Collider Project  

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Governance models for the International Linear Collider Project are examined in the light of experience from similar international projects around the world. Recommendations for one path which could be followed to realize the ILC successfully are outlined. The International Linear Collider (ILC) is a unique endeavour in particle physics; fully international from the outset, it has no 'host laboratory' to provide infrastructure and support. The realization of this project therefore presents unique challenges, in scientific, technical and political arenas. This document outlines the main questions that need to be answered if the ILC is to become a reality. It describes the methodology used to harness the wisdom displayed and lessons learned from current and previous large international projects. From this basis, it suggests both general principles and outlines a specific model to realize the ILC. It recognizes that there is no unique model for such a laboratory and that there are often several solutions to a particular problem. Nevertheless it proposes concrete solutions that the authors believe are currently the best choices in order to stimulate discussion and catalyze proposals as to how to bring the ILC project to fruition. The ILC Laboratory would be set up by international treaty and be governed by a strong Council to whom a Director General and an associated Directorate would report. Council would empower the Director General to give strong management to the project. It would take its decisions in a timely manner, giving appropriate weight to the financial contributions of the member states. The ILC Laboratory would be set up for a fixed term, capable of extension by agreement of all the partners. The construction of the machine would be based on a Work Breakdown Structure and value engineering and would have a common cash fund sufficiently large to allow the management flexibility to optimize the project's construction. Appropriate contingency, clearly apportioned at both a national and global level, is essential if the project is to be realised. Finally, models for running costs and decommissioning at the conclusion of the ILC project are proposed. This document represents an interim report of the bodies and individuals studying these questions inside the structure set up and supervised by the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). It represents a request for comment to the international community in all relevant disciplines, scientific, technical and most importantly, political. Many areas require further study and some, in particular the site selection process, have not yet progressed sufficiently to be addressed in detail in this document. Discussion raised by this document will be vital in framing the final proposals due to be published in 2012 in the Technical Design Report being prepared by the Global Design Effort of the ILC.

Foster, B.; /Oxford U.; Barish, B.; /Caltech; Delahaye, J.P.; /CERN; Dosselli, U.; /INFN, Padua; Elsen, E.; /DESY; Harrison, M.; /Brookhaven; Mnich, J.; /DESY; Paterson, J.M.; /SLAC; Richard, F.; /Orsay, LAL; Stapnes, S.; /CERN; Suzuki, A.; /KEK, Tsukuba; Wormser, G.; /Orsay, LAL; Yamada, S.; /KEK, Tsukuba

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

418

Linear diffusion into a Faraday cage.  

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Linear lightning diffusion into a Faraday cage is studied. An early-time integral valid for large ratios of enclosure size to enclosure thickness and small relative permeability ({mu}/{mu}{sub 0} {le} 10) is used for this study. Existing solutions for nearby lightning impulse responses of electrically thick-wall enclosures are refined and extended to calculate the nearby lightning magnetic field (H) and time-derivative magnetic field (HDOT) inside enclosures of varying thickness caused by a decaying exponential excitation. For a direct strike scenario, the early-time integral for a worst-case line source outside the enclosure caused by an impulse is simplified and numerically integrated to give the interior H and HDOT at the location closest to the source as well as a function of distance from the source. H and HDOT enclosure response functions for decaying exponentials are considered for an enclosure wall of any thickness. Simple formulas are derived to provide a description of enclosure interior H and HDOT as well. Direct strike voltage and current bounds for a single-turn optimally-coupled loop for all three waveforms are also given.

Warne, Larry Kevin; Lin, Yau Tang; Merewether, Kimball O.; Chen, Kenneth C.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Precision envelope detector and linear rectifier circuitry  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for the precise linear rectification and envelope detection of oscillatory signals. The signal is applied to a voltage-to-current converter which supplies current to a constant current sink. The connection between the converter and the sink is also applied through a diode and an output load resistor to a ground connection. The connection is also connected to ground through a second diode of opposite polarity from the diode in series with the load resistor. Very small amplitude voltage signals applied to the converter will cause a small change in the output current of the converter, and the difference between the output current and the constant current sink will be applied either directly to ground through the single diode, or across the output load resistor, dependent upon the polarity. Disclosed also is a full-wave rectifier utilizing constant current sinks and voltage-to-current converters. Additionally, disclosed is a combination of the voltage-to-current converters with differential integrated circuit preamplifiers to boost the initial signal amplitude, and with low pass filtering applied so as to obtain a video or signal envelope output.

Davis, Thomas J. (Richland, WA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Linearized Functional Minimization for Inverse Modeling  

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Heterogeneous aquifers typically consist of multiple lithofacies, whose spatial arrangement significantly affects flow and transport. The estimation of these lithofacies is complicated by the scarcity of data and by the lack of a clear correlation between identifiable geologic indicators and attributes. We introduce a new inverse-modeling approach to estimate both the spatial extent of hydrofacies and their properties from sparse measurements of hydraulic conductivity and hydraulic head. Our approach is to minimize a functional defined on the vectors of values of hydraulic conductivity and hydraulic head fields defined on regular grids at a user-determined resolution. This functional is constructed to (i) enforce the relationship between conductivity and heads provided by the groundwater flow equation, (ii) penalize deviations of the reconstructed fields from measurements where they are available, and (iii) penalize reconstructed fields that are not piece-wise smooth. We develop an iterative solver for this functional that exploits a local linearization of the mapping from conductivity to head. This approach provides a computationally efficient algorithm that rapidly converges to a solution. A series of numerical experiments demonstrates the robustness of our approach.

Wohlberg, Brendt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tartakovsky, Daniel M. [University of California, San Diego; Dentz, Marco [Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Barcelona, Spain

2012-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Linear air-fuel sensor development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The electrochemical zirconia solid electrolyte oxygen sensor, is extensively used for monitoring oxygen concentrations in various fields. They are currently utilized in automobiles to monitor the exhaust gas composition and control the air-to-fuel ratio, thus reducing harmful emission components and improving fuel economy. Zirconia oxygen sensors, are divided into two classes of devices: (1) potentiometric or logarithmic air/fuel sensors; and (2) amperometric or linear air/fuel sensors. The potentiometric sensors are ideally suited to monitor the air-to-fuel ratio close to the complete combustion stoichiometry; a value of about 14.8 to 1 parts by volume. This occurs because the oxygen concentration changes by many orders of magnitude as the air/fuel ratio is varied through the stoichiometric value. However, the potentiometric sensor is not very sensitive to changes in oxygen partial pressure away from the stoichiometric point due to the logarithmic dependence of the output voltage signal on the oxygen partial pressure. It is often advantageous to operate gasoline power piston engines with excess combustion air; this improves fuel economy and reduces hydrocarbon emissions. To maintain stable combustion away from stoichiometry, and enable engines to operate in the excess oxygen (lean burn) region several limiting-current amperometric sensors have been reported. These sensors are based on the electrochemical oxygen ion pumping of a zirconia electrolyte. They typically show reproducible limiting current plateaus with an applied voltage caused by the gas diffusion overpotential at the cathode.

Garzon, F. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Miller, C. [General Motors, Flint, MI (United States). GM/Delphi E. Division

1996-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

422

Linear Fixed-Field Multi-Pass Arcs for Recirculating Linear Accelerators  

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Recirculating Linear Accelerators (RLA's) provide a compact and efficient way of accelerating particle beams to medium and high energies by reusing the same linac for multiple passes. In the conventional scheme, after each pass, the different energy beams coming out of the linac are separated and directed into appropriate arcs for recirculation, with each pass requiring a separate fixed-energy arc. In this paper we present a concept of an RLA return arc based on linear combined-function magnets, in which two and potentially more consecutive passes with very different energies are transported through the same string of magnets. By adjusting the dipole and quadrupole components of the constituting linear combined-function magnets, the arc is designed to be achromatic and to have zero initial and final reference orbit offsets for all transported beam energies. We demonstrate the concept by developing a design for a droplet-shaped return arc for a dog-bone RLA capable of transporting two beam passes with momenta different by a factor of two. We present the results of tracking simulations of the two passes and lay out the path to end-to-end design and simulation of a complete dog-bone RLA.

V.S. Morozov, S.A. Bogacz, Y.R. Roblin, K.B. Beard

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

High-gradient compact linear accelerator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-gradient linear accelerator comprises a solid-state stack in a vacuum of five sets of disc-shaped Blumlein modules each having a center hole through which particles are sequentially accelerated. Each Blumlein module is a sandwich of two outer conductive plates that bracket an inner conductive plate positioned between two dielectric plates with different thicknesses and dielectric constants. A third dielectric core in the shape of a hollow cylinder forms a casing down the series of center holes, and it has a dielectric constant different that the two dielectric plates that sandwich the inner conductive plate. In operation, all the inner conductive plates are charged to the same DC potential relative to the outer conductive plates. Next, all the inner conductive plates are simultaneously shorted to the outer conductive plates at the outer diameters. The signal short will propagate to the inner diameters at two different rates in each Blumlein module. A faster wave propagates quicker to the third dielectric core across the dielectric plates with the closer spacing and lower dielectric constant. When the faster wave reaches the inner extents of the outer and inner conductive plates, it reflects back outward and reverses the field in that segment of the dielectric core. All the field segments in the dielectric core are then in unipolar agreement until the slower wave finally propagates to the third dielectric core across the dielectric plates with the wider spacing and higher dielectric constant. During such unipolar agreement, particles in the core are accelerated with gradients that exceed twenty megavolts per meter.

Carder, B.M.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

424

Applicability of the linearly perturbed FRW metric and Newtonian cosmology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It has been argued that the effect of cosmological structure formation on the average expansion rate is negligible, because the linear approximation to the metric remains applicable in the regime of non-linear density perturbations. We discuss why the arguments based on the linear theory are not valid. We emphasise the difference between Newtonian gravity and the weak field, small velocity limit of general relativity in the cosmological setting.

Syksy Rasanen

2010-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

425

Segmented rail linear induction motor - Energy Innovation Portal  

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

426

Optimization Online - Mixed-Integer Linear Methods for Layout ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nov 27, 2012 ... Mixed-Integer Linear Methods for Layout-Optimization of Screening ... Abstract: The industrial treatment of waste paper in order to regain ...

427

Nonconvergence of the plain Newton-min algorithm for linear ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Apr 7, 2010 ... accounts on the use of interior point methods to solve linear ...... mineral precipitation-dissolution reactions by a semismooth Newton method.

428

the matricial relaxation of a linear matrix inequality - Optimization ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There does not seem to exist a clean linear Nichtnegativstellensatz. We found ... techniques to commuting variables and derive a “clean” classical Putinar ...

429

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Linear Analysis of Power Electronics for...  

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

Linear Analysis of Power Electronics for Energy Storage Systems Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly...

430

Free piston variable-stroke linear-alternator generator ...  

A free-piston variable stroke linear-alternator AC power generator for a combustion engine. An alternator mechanism and oscillator system generates AC current. The ...

431

The Klynac: An Integrated Klystron and Linear Accelerator  

SciTech Connect

The Klynac concept integrates an electron gun, a radio frequency (RF) power source, and a coupled-cavity linear accelerator into a single resonant system

Potter, J. M., Schwellenbach, D., Meidinger, A.

2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

432

Solution of a Linearized Model of Heisenberg's Fundamental Equation II  

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A linearized version of Heisenberg's fundamental equation is solved, and the solutions satisfy the axioms of a relativistic quantum field theory with a fundamental length.

E. Brüning; S. Nagamachi

2008-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

433

On linear infeasibility arising in intensity-modulated radiation ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nov 5, 2007 ... Abstract: Intensity--modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) gives rise to systems of linear inequalities, representing the effects of radiation on the ...

434

Lattice based extended formulations for integer linear equality systems  

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Feb 28, 2007 ... Lattice based extended formulations for integer linear equality systems. Karen Aardal (karen.aardal ***at*** cwi.nl) Laurence A. Wolsey (wolsey ...

435

Math 22a Linear Algebra Information for students, Fall 2009  

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://people.brandeis.edu/~kleinboc/Math22a/intro.html Grader: TBA Text: LINEAR ALGEBRA, 3rd edition, by J. Fraleigh and R. Beauregard

Kleinbock, Dmitry

436

Mixed-Integer Models for Nonseparable Piecewise Linear ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

55. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Wilson, D. L. 1998. Polyhedral methods for piecewise-linear functions. Ph.D. thesis, University of Kentucky.

437

Analysis of concentrating PV-T systems for the commercial/industrial sector. Volume II. PV-T state-of-the-art survey and site/application pair selection and analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of a project to develop feasibility assessments, design procedures, and reference designs for total energy systems that could use actively cooled concentrating photovoltaic collectors, a survey was conducted to provide an overview of available photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) technology. General issues associated with the design and installation of a PV-T system are identified. Electrical and thermal efficiencies for the line-focus Fresnel, the linear parabolic trough, and the point-focus Fresnel collectors are specified as a function of operating temperature, ambient temperature, and insolation. For current PV-T technologies, the line-focus Fresnel collector proved to have the highest thermal and electrical efficiencies, lowest array cost, and lowest land area requirement. But a separate feasibility analysis involving 11 site/application pairs showed that for most applications, the cost of the photovoltaic portion of a PV-T system is not recovered through the displacement of an electrical load, and use of a thermal-only system to displace the thermal load would be a more economical alternative. PV-T systems are not feasible for applications that have a small thermal load, a large steam requirement, or a high load return temperature. SAND82-7157/3 identifies the technical issues involved in designing a photovoltaic-thermal system and provides guidance for resolving such issues. Detailed PV-T system designs for three selected applications and the results of a trade-off study for these applications are presented in SAND82-7157/4. A summary of the major results of this entire study and conclusions concerning PV-T systems and applications is presented in SAND82-7157/1.

Schwinkendorf, W.E.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Pipelining with common operands for power-efficient linear systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a systematic pipelining method for a linear system to minimize power and maximize throughput, given a constraint on the number of pipeline stages and a set of resource constraints. Unlike most existing pipelining approaches, our method takes ... Keywords: common operand, linear system, operand sharing, pipelining, power

Daehong Kim; Dongwan Shin; Kiyoung Choi

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Drift tube suspension for high intensity linear accelerators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The disclosure relates to a drift tube suspension for high intensity linear accelerators. The system comprises a series of box-sections girders independently adjustably mounted on a linear accelerator. A plurality of drift tube holding stems are individually adjustably mounted on each girder.

Liska, D.J.; Schamaun, R.G.; Clark, D.C.; Potter, R.C.; Frank, J.A.

1980-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

440

Non-linear image representation based on IDP with NN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper is offered a method for non-linear still image representation based on pyramidal decomposition with a neural network. This approach is developed by analogy with the hypothesis for the way humans do image recognition using consecutive approximations ... Keywords: neural networks, non-linear image representation, pyramidal decomposition

Roumen Kountchev; Stuart Rubin; Mariofanna Milanova; Vladimir Todorov; Roumiana Kountcheva

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brief paper: Axiomatic characterization of linear differential systems (and operators)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In his IEEE Trans. Aut. Contr. paper in 1991, Willems posed the following question: given a set of smooth trajectories, when does there exist a linear constant coefficient differential operator whose kernel is precisely the given set? We show that the ... Keywords: Jet-closed, Jet-determined, Jets, LTID systems, Linear differential operators, t-adic topologies

Vakhtang Lomadze

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Goodness-of-fit tests in semi-linear models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specification tests for the error distribution are proposed in semi-linear models, including the partial linear model and additive models. The tests utilize an integrated distance involving the empirical characteristic function of properly estimated ... Keywords: Bootstrap test, Empirical characteristic function, Goodness-of-fit test, Semiparametric model, Symmetry test

Simos G. Meintanis; Jochen Einbeck

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Exact distribution of individual displacements in linear probing hashing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper studies the distribution of individual displacements for the standard and the Robin Hood linear probing hashing algorithms. When the a table of size m has n elements, the distribution of the search cost of a random element is ... Keywords: Linear probing, distributional analysis, individual displacements

Alfredo Viola

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Computation of the constrained infinite time linear quadratic regulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an efficient algorithm for computing the solution to the constrained infinite-time, linear quadratic regulator (CLQR) problem for discrete time systems. The algorithm combines multi-parametric quadratic programming with reachability ... Keywords: Constrained infinite horizon control, Invariant Set, Linear quadratic regulator, Model predictive control

Pascal Grieder; Francesco Borrelli; Fabio Torrisi; Manfred Morari

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

First–Order Representations of Discrete Linear MultidimensionalSystems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The classical local state–space models for discrete multidimensional linear systems, as proposed by Roesser or Fornasini and Marchesini, require causality of the resulting transfer matrices. We consider a generalization comprising non-causal ... Keywords: (Laurent) polynomial matrices, behavior, first–, input–, kernel and image representation, linear fractional transformation, minimality, order representation, output structure, properness

Eva Zerz

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Dynamic linear combination of two-class classifiers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In two-class problems, the linear combination of the outputs (scores) of an ensemble of classifiers is widely used to attain high performance. In this paper we investigate some techniques aimed at dynamically estimate the coefficients of the linear combination ... Keywords: biometric systems, classifier ensembles, two-class classification

Carlo Lobrano; Roberto Tronci; Giorgio Giacinto; Fabio Roli

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

The generalized HSS method for solving singular linear systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the singular, non-Hermitian, and positive semidefinite linear systems, we propose an alternating-direction iterative method with two parameters based on the Hermitian and skew-Hermitian splitting. The semi-convergence analysis and the quasi-optimal ... Keywords: Hermitian and skew-Hermitian splitting, Iterative method, Non-Hermitian matrix, Positive semidefinite matrix, Semi-convergence, Singular linear system

Wen Li; Yang-Peng Liu; Xiao-Fei Peng

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Optimal control for linear-rate multi-mode systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linear-Rate Multi-Mode Systems is a model that can be seen both as a subclass of switched linear systems with imposed global safety constraints and as hybrid automata with no guards on transitions. We study the existence and design of a controller for ...

Dominik Wojtczak

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

A Low-Power Wide-Linear-Range Transconductance Amplifier  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear range of approximately ±75 mV of traditional subthreshold transconductance amplifiers is too small for certain applications—for example, for filters in electronic cochleas, where it is desirable to handle loud sounds without ... Keywords: amplifier, cochlea, degeneration, dynamic range, low-power, noise, transconductance, wide-linear-range

Rahul Sarpeshkar; Richard F. Lyon; Carver Mead

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Variable-energy drift-tube linear accelerator  

SciTech Connect

A linear accelerator system includes a plurality of post-coupled drift-tubes wherein each post coupler is bistably positionable to either of two positions which result in different field distributions. With binary control over a plurality of post couplers, a significant accumlative effect in the resulting field distribution is achieved yielding a variable-energy drift-tube linear accelerator.

Swenson, Donald A. (Los Alamos, NM); Boyd, Jr., Thomas J. (Los Alamos, NM); Potter, James M. (Los Alamos, NM); Stovall, James E. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Drift tube suspension for high intensity linear accelerators  

SciTech Connect

The disclosure relates to a drift tube suspension for high intensity linear accelerators. The system comprises a series of box-sections girders independently adjustably mounted on a linear accelerator. A plurality of drift tube holding stems are individually adjustably mounted on each girder.

Liska, Donald J. (Los Alamos, NM); Schamaun, Roger G. (Los Alamos, NM); Clark, Donald C. (Los Alamos, NM); Potter, R. Christopher (Los Alamos, NM); Frank, Joseph A. (Los Alamos, NM)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Linear and nonlinear degenerate boundary value problems in Besov spaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The boundary value problems for linear and nonlinear degenerate differential-operator equations in Banach-valued Besov spaces are studied. Several conditions for the separability of linear elliptic problems are given. Moreover, the positivity and the ... Keywords: Banach-valued Besov spaces, Boundary value problems, Differential-operator equations, Interpolation of Banach spaces, Operator-valued multipliers

Veli B. Shakhmurov; Ravi P. Agarwal

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Towards dense linear algebra for hybrid GPU accelerated manycore systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We highlight the trends leading to the increased appeal of using hybrid multicore+GPU systems for high performance computing. We present a set of techniques that can be used to develop efficient dense linear algebra algorithms for these systems. We illustrate ... Keywords: Dense linear algebra, Graphics processing units, Hybrid computing, Multicore processors, Parallel algorithms

Stanimire Tomov; Jack Dongarra; Marc Baboulin

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Linear Models: Useful Tools to Analyze GCM Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a two-level linear, steady state model, we diagnose the 40-day mean response of a GCM to a tropical sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly. The time-mean anomalies produced by the GCM are simulated as linear response to the anomalous ...

C. J. Kok; J. D. Opsteegh; H. M. van den Dool

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Fitting a Linear Autoregressive Model for Long-Range Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methods of fitting a linear autoregressive model to a stationary time series are summarized. Parameters of the linear autoregressive model were estimated by the Durbin stepwise procedure and the order of this model was chosen by means of a t-test ...

C. S. Yao

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Robust likelihood inference for regression parameters in partially linear models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A robust likelihood approach is proposed for inference about regression parameters in partially-linear models. More specifically, normality is adopted as the working model and is properly corrected to accomplish the objective. Knowledge about the true ... Keywords: Generalized additive models, Partially-linear models, Robust likelihood

Chung-Wei Shen; Tsung-Shan Tsou; N. Balakrishnan

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Minimal Realizations of Linear Systems: The "Shortest Basis" Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Given a discrete-time linear system C, a shortest basis for C is a set of linearly independent generators for C with the least possible lengths. A basis B is a shortest basis if and only if it has the predictable span ...

Forney, G. David, Jr.

458

Reorientation of linear switched systems using state feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A characterisation is obtained for the controlled and conditioned invariants of a linear switched system under feedback. The existence of a maximal consistent subspace with feedback is shown and is computed. A few sufficient conditions under which the ... Keywords: Consistent subspace, Jump subspace, Linear complementarity systems, State feedback, Switched systems, Well-posedness

H. Priyadarshan, Harish K. Pillai

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

On the modulus algorithm for the linear complementarity problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Concerning three subclasses of P-matrices the modulus algorithm and the projected successive overrelaxation (PSOR) method solving the linear complementarity problem are compared to each other with respect to convergence. It is shown that the modulus ... Keywords: H-matrix, Linear complementarity problem, P-matrix, PSOR method

Uwe SchäFer

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Linear-optics manipulations of photon-loss codes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss codes for protecting logical qubits carried by optical fields from the effects of amplitude damping, i.e. linear photon loss. We demonstrate that the correctability condition for one-photon loss imposes limitations on the range of manipulations than can be implemented with passive linear-optics networks.

Konrad Banaszek; Wojciech Wasilewski

2007-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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461

MHK Technologies/The Linear Generator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Linear Generator Linear Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage The Linear Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Trident Energy Ltd Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/TE4 Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering Technology Description The simplicity of the Trident Energy solution is based around the fact that the system has only one moving part - float / linear generator translator, which is powered by the motion of floats placed in the sea. As waves pass through the wavefarm, so the floats rise and fall. This causes relative motion between the two components of the linear generator (the translator and stator) and electricity is immediately generated. There is absolutely no contact between the two parts of the generator as the energy conversion is entirely electromagnetic.

462

Development of a Toolkit for Calculating Linear, Change-Point Linear and Multiple-Linear Inverse Building Energy Analysis Models, ASHRAE Research Project 1050-RP, Final Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of ASHRAE Research Project 1050: Development of a Toolkit for Calculating Linear, Change-Point Linear and Multiple Linear Inverse Building Energy Analysis Models. The Inverse Modeling Toolkit (WIT) is a FORTRAN 90 application for developing regression models of building energy use. IMT can identify single and multi-variable least-squares regression models. It can also identify variable-base degree-day and single and multi-variable change-point models, which have been shown to be especially useful for modeling building energy use. This report includes background information about IMT and the models, instructions for its installation and operation, and the results of accuracy and robustness testing.

Kissock, J. K.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

The effect of linear terms in a quadratic Hamiltonian  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a non-relativistic particle subject to a Hamiltonian that is quadratic in position and momentum, with coefficients that may vary with time, it is shown that the effect of the linear terms in the Hamiltonian is just a spatial translation of the wave function and a change in its phase. The shifts in position and phase can be expressed in terms of classical trajectories. This simple effect of the linear terms is related to the fact that all moments about the centroid of the wave function evolve independently of the linear terms.

Mark Andrews

2009-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

464

Asynchronous parallel generating set search for linearly-constrained optimization.  

SciTech Connect

Generating set search (GSS) is a family of direct search methods that encompasses generalized pattern search and related methods. We describe an algorithm for asynchronous linearly-constrained GSS, which has some complexities that make it different from both the asynchronous bound-constrained case as well as the synchronous linearly-constrained case. The algorithm has been implemented in the APPSPACK software framework and we present results from an extensive numerical study using CUTEr test problems. We discuss the results, both positive and negative, and conclude that GSS is a reliable method for solving small-to-medium sized linearly-constrained optimization problems without derivatives.

Lewis, Robert Michael (; ); Griffin, Joshua D.; Kolda, Tamara Gibson

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center Concentrating Collectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

reflector; c) Plane receiver with plane reflector; d) parabolic concentrator; e) Fresnel reflector f) Array that are faced at different angles so that light falling on any ring is focused to the same point. Parabolic trough collector: A high-temperature (above 360K) solar thermal concentrator with the capacity

Krothapalli, Anjaneyulu

466

Linear and nonlinear transient heat conduction in nuclear waste repositories  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analytical solutions of thermal problems connected with the disposal of nuclear wastes are presented. Linear and nonlinear diffusion problems are analyzed considering time-dependent heat sources. Comparisons between the temperature distributions at a ...

C. A. Estrada-Gasca; M. H. Cobble

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

MHK Technologies/Ocean Current Linear Turbine | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Linear Turbine Linear Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Ocean Current Linear Turbine.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Ocean Energy Company LLC Technology Type Click here Seabed mooring system Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description Endless cable loop with parachutes spliced to cable which moored in an ocean current pulls the cable through rotors which in turn power conventional electricity generators See US Patent 3 887 817 Additional patent pending Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 30:08.6 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=MHK_Technologies/Ocean_Current_Linear_Turbine&oldid=681618"

468

Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers  

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

Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Time-of-flight mass spectrometer comprising a first drift region and a second drift region enclosed within an evacuation chamber. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Linear Electric Field Time-Of-Flight Ion Mass Spectrometers Time-of-flight mass spectrometer comprising a first drift region and a second drift region enclosed within an evacuation chamber; a means of introducing an analyte of interest into the first drift region; a pulsed ionization source which produces molecular ions from said analyte of interest; a first foil positioned between the first drift region and the second drift region, which dissociates said molecular ions into constituent

469

AMG for linear systems in engine flow simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of three fundamentally different AMG solvers for systems of linear equations in CFD simulations using SIMPLE and PISO algorithm is examined. The presented data is discussed with respect to computational aspects of the parallelisation. ...

Maximilian Emans

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Convective Interaction with Dynamics in a Linear Primitive Equation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new global atmosphere model purpose designed for climate studies is introduced. The model is solved in terms of the normal modes of the linearized primitive equations on a sphere, which allows use of long time steps without introducing ...

Richard Seager; Stephen E. Zebiak

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

A Linearized Convective Overturning Model for Prediction of Thunderstorm Movement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linearized model of convective overturning in shear for prediction of storm propagation is presented. Good correspondence between the model and observation is found for a number of case studies of real storms. Supercell storms, however, are an ...

Adrian Marroquin; David J. Raymond

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

LINEAR AND NONLINEAR CORRECTIONS IN THE RHIC INTERACTION REGIONS.  

SciTech Connect

A method has been developed to measure operationally the linear and non-linear effects of the interaction region triplets, that gives access to the multipole content through the action kick, by applying closed orbit bumps and analysing tune and orbit shifts. This technique has been extensively tested and used during the RHIC operations in 2001. Measurements were taken at 3 different interaction regions and for different focusing at the interaction point. Non-linear effects up to the dodecapole have been measured as well as the effects of linear, sextupolar and octupolar corrections. An analysis package for the data processing has been developed that through a precise fit of the experimental tune shift data (measured by a phase lock loop technique to better than 10{sup -5} resolution) determines the multipole content of an IR triplet.

PILAT,F.; CAMERON,P.; PTITSYN,V.; KOUTCHOUK,J.P.

2002-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

473

A New Set of Orthonormal Modes for Linearized Meteorological Problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new orthogonal decomposition based on the Schmidt decomposition approach has been applied to the barotropic equation linearized around the January 300-mb climatological flow. The Schmidt decomposition can be computed numerically performing a ...

Antonio Navarra

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

A low-power-extended-linear-range magnetic levitator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, I designed and built analog circuits to extend the linear range of a magnetic levitator. Analog Devices AD633 multipliers are used to implement nonlinear terms which compensate for the electromagnet and ...

Johnson, Rayal St. Patrick

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Fifth SIAM conference on applied linear algebra. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The SIAM Conferences on Applied Linear Algebra are the centerpiece of activities for the SIAG on Linear Algebra. They are held every three years and bring together a diverse group of applied linear algebraists, representing industry, government and academics in both matrix theory and matrix computations. This sequence of conferences has two related goals: (1) to be useful and interesting to linear algebraists of every area of specialization, and, (2) to develop and expose connections among problems in different areas. Many aspects of the 1994 conference were carefully chosen to enhance interchange between the various groups and yet still provide a solid focus on specialities. The organizing committee adopted a new meeting structure to resolve the conflict between these two goals at earlier meetings in the series. We have prepared this report for others who may wish to consider our structure as an alternative to more traditional arrangements.

Lewis, J.G.; Gilbert, J.R.; Parlett, B.N.

1994-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

476

Forecasting Pacific SSTs: Linear Inverse Model Predictions of the PDO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linear inverse model (LIM) is used to predict Pacific (30°S–60°N) sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTAs), including the Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO). The LIM is derived from the observed simultaneous and lagged covariance statistics of ...

Michael A. Alexander; Ludmila Matrosova; Cécile Penland; James D. Scott; Ping Chang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Designing AC power grids using integer linear programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent developments have drawn focus towards the efficient calculation of flows in AC power grids, which are difficult to solve systems of nonlinear equations. The common linearization approach leads to the well known and often used DC formulation, which ...

Arie M. C. A. Koster; Stephan Lemkens

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

A Linear Markov Model for East Asian Monsoon Seasonal Forecast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linear Markov model has been developed to predict the short-term climate variability of the East Asian monsoon system, with emphasis on precipitation variability. Precipitation, sea level pressure, zonal and meridional winds at 850 mb, along ...

Qiaoyan Wu; Ying Yan; Dake Chen

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Linear Stratospheric Gravity Waves above Convective Thermal Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spectra of linear gravity waves generated by a time-varying tropospheric thermal forcing representing organized convection are compared to the spectra of stratospheric gravity waves generated by organized convection in a fully nonlinear two-...

Rajul E. Pandya; M. Joan Alexander

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

New geometric techniques for linear programming and graph partitioning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, we advance a collection of new geometric techniques for the analysis of combinatorial algorithms. Using these techniques, we resolve several longstanding questions in the theory of linear programming, ...

Kelner, Jonathan, 1980-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Structural Determinism of Linear Baroclinic Waves and Simple Nonlinear Equilibration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The linear evolution of arbitrarily specified perturbations in a zonally homogeneous, two-layer model is analyzed in a dynamical system which describes the disturbances in terms of the phase difference and amplitude ratio between the temperature ...

Brian Reinhold

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Lake Aggregate Mesoscale Disturbances. Part I: Linear Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The steady boundary-layer responses that occur over the Great Lakes region during wintertime cold air outbreaks are examined using a two-dimensional, linear, analytic model. The planetary boundary layer (PBL) is modeled as an idealized, ...

Peter J. Sousounis; Hampton N. Shirer

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Profilio Selection Using the Adelais Multiobjective Linear Programming System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ADELAIS (Aide à la DEcision pour systèmes Linéaires multicritères par AIde à la Structuration des préférences), multiobjective linear programming system is proposed as a decision tool for the selection ... Keywords: ADELAIS, portfolio analysis, portfolio selection

C. Zopounidis; D. K. Despotis; I. Kamaratou

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Algorithms for Solving Linear Systems over Cyclotomic Fields - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

See http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/CAG/code/VahidsSystems.zip. [4] J. D. Dixon. Exact solution of linear equations using p?adic expansions. Numer. Math. 40 pp.

485

Algorithms for Solving Linear Systems over Cyclotomic Fields - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

See http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/CAG/code/VahidsSystems.zip. [5] J. D. Dixon. Exact solution of linear equations using p?adic expansions. Numer. Math. 40 pp.

486

Life Cycle of a Linear Coastal-Trapped Disturbance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recent climatology of observed coastal-trapped disturbances in the marine atmospheric boundary layer along the United States west coast motivates the detailed examination, for a specific form of imposed forcing, of a linear shallow-water ...

R. M. Samelson; A. M. Rogerson

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

On the Construction of Linear q-ary Lexicodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Let V be a list of all vectors of GF(q)n, lexicographically ordered with respect to some basis. Algorithms which search ... Keywords: anticodes, greedy algorithm, lexicodes, linearity, self-duality, self-orthogonality

A. J. Zanten; I. Nengah Suparta

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Sparse non-linear least squares optimization for geometric vision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several estimation problems in vision involve the minimization of cumulative geometric error using non-linear least-squares fitting. Typically, this error is characterized by the lack of interdependence among certain subgroups of the parameters to be ...

Manolis I. A. Lourakis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Remote Sensing of Hail with a Dual Linear Polarization Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for the remote sensing of hail with an S-band dual linear polarization radar is described. The method employs a new hail signal HDR, which is derived from disdrometer measurements of raindrop size distributions. Experimental ...

K. Aydin; T. A. Seliga; V. Balaji

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Reconciling Non-Gaussian Climate Statistics with Linear Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linear stochastically forced models have been found to be competitive with comprehensive nonlinear weather and climate models at representing many features of the observed covariance statistics and at predictions beyond a week. Their success ...

Prashant D. Sardeshmukh; Philip Sura

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

An Analysis of West African Dynamics Using a Linearized GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study utilizes a linear, primitive equation spherical model to study the development and propagation of easterly wave disturbances over West Africa. Perturbations are started from an initial disturbance consisting of a barotropic vortex and ...

S. E. Nicholson; A. I. Barcilon; M. Challa

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Using linear congruential generators for parallel random number generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linear congruential random number generators are widely used in simulation and Monte Carlo calculations. Because they are very fast, and because they have minimal state space, they remain attractive for use in parallel computing environments. We discuss ...

M. J. Durst

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Stabilizing linear systems with saturation through optimal control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the system asymptotically stable on the whole set of states that can be driven to 0 ... optimal control problem with a convex cost and linear dynam- ics. The value ...

494

The Equivalence of Linear Programs and Zero-Sum Games  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

he noted that there was one case in which the reduction does not work. This also led .... linear program does not exist. ...... In: Handbook of game theory with eco-.

495

MIXED ZERO-ONE LINEAR PROGRAMS UNDER OBJECTIVE ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the fundamental problems in mixed 0-1 linear programs under ... of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore. ...... [2] M. O. Ball, C. J. Colbourn and J. S. Provan (1995) Network reliability, Handbook in Operations.

496

Online trajectory planning for UAVs using mixed integer linear programming  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents a improved path planner using mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) to solve a receding horizon optimization problem for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's). Using MILP, hard constraints for obstacle ...

Culligan, Kieran Forbes

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Nonlinear Evolution of Linearly Unstable Barotropic Boundary Currents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nonlinear evolution of linearly unstable barotropic boundary currents, consisting of three piecewise uniform vorticity regions, was investigated using the contour dynamics method. A physical interpretation of the nonlinear behavior of the ...

Koji Shimada; Atsushi Kubokawa

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

On spectral analysis of mesoscale eddies. Part I: Linear analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study aims to understand the ocean circulation, which is characterized by the presence of multiple alternating zonal jets and transient mesoscale eddies, by systematic analysis of the underlying linear dynamics of this system. For this ...

P. Berloff; I. Kamenkovich

499

Linear Spectral Numerical Model for Internal Gravity Wave Propagation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional linear spectral numerical model is proposed to simulate the propagation of internal gravity wave fluctuations in a stably stratified atmosphere. The model is developed to get first-order estimations of gravity wave ...

J. Marty; F. Dalaudier

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Linear Bellman combination for control of character animation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Controllers are necessary for physically-based synthesis of character animation. However, creating controllers requires either manual tuning or expensive computer optimization. We introduce linear Bellman combination as a method for reusing existing ... Keywords: optimal control, physically based animation

Marco da Silva; Frédo Durand; Jovan Popovi?

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z